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 The following obituaries are from the files of various Gallia County Newspapers and other publications. They are listed below in alphabetical order of the surname.

A   B-Bay   Be-Bev   Bi-Bl   Bo-Boy   Br-Brow   Broy-By   C-Cap   Car-Cav 

Ch-Ci   Cl-Cof   Coh-Cov  Cow-Cy   D-Day   De-Dy   E-El   Em-Ew  F   G-Gl   Go-Gw 

   H-Hap   Har-Haz   He-Hol   Hoo-Hu   I   J-Joh   Jol-Ju   K   L-Lev   Lew-Ly        

   Max-McC   McD-Me   Mi-Mit   Mo-My   N   O   P-Ph   Pi-Py   Q   R-Rich 

  Rick-Rob   Roc-Rou   Row-Ru   S-Sch   Sco-Shee   Shel-Ske   Ski-Smi   Smo-Stor

 Stou-Sy   T   U   V   W-Ward   Ware-Wau   We-Wilh   Will-Win   Wis-Wy   X   Y   Z

Yates, Eve

     Eve Yates, wife of Joseph Yates, Esq., was born in Decatur township, Lawrence county, Ohio, in the year 1818, and was married to the above named Joseph Yates, on the 20th of October 1836, and moved to Wayne county, Illinois, in 1855. She was the affectionate mother of 12 children, 9 sons and 3 daughters, 9 of whom are left to mourn the loss of an affectionate mother.
     She was united with the Bloom Baptist Church, Scioto county, Ohio, in 1842. She lived as she died, a faithful christian. On the 12th day of December, 1862, she departed this life, after a short illness of ten days, of winter fever, and she fell asleep in the arms of Jesus, and without a struggle or a groan, her spirit returned to God who gave it. She left a son of 17 months old, and a large circle of children to mourn with a large circle of friends, as she was highly esteemed by all who formed an acquaintance with her.
     It can truly be said of her, "my time has passed, and I at last called from children, home." Her funeral was preached by Rev. William Harris, a Baptist minister, from the words, "The sting of death is sin, and the sting of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1st Corinthians, 15th Chapter, and 56th and 57th verses. "And I heard a voice from Heaven, saying unto me, write, blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, from henceforth; yea saith the spirit, they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them." Joseph Yates

The Gallipolis Journal
January 8, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Yeager, Melissa [McKown]

Death of Mrs. Garrett Yeager
     Mrs. Melissa Yeager, of near Bulaville, O., wife of Mr. Garrett Yeager, died Tuesday, April 2, 1901, after an illness from a stroke of paralysis two weeks before. Her funeral services will be conducted at Bethel Church Wednesday at 3 o’clock by Rev. W. H. Gibbons, her interment following at the same place by Undertaker Glassburn of Porter.
     Mrs. Yeager was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel McKown, of Addison, and was 56 years old. She was united in marriage with Mr. Yeager thirty or more years ago and left three daughters Mrs. Lloyd Asher of Addison, and two single daughters at home, Misses Bertie and Minnie, one daughter, Mrs. Chas. Maddy, dying in Illinois a year ago. She also left besides these and her husband, one sister, Mrs. David Henry, and a brother, Mr. Isaiah McKown of Illinois.
     She had been a member of the Methodist Church at Addison for 30 years, and was a kind and affectionate wife, mother and sister and a pleasant and esteemed lady, and her death is regretted by all who knew her, and her family will have the sympathy of all in their great bereavement.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Wednesday, April 3, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Yeauger, Adeline [Reynolds]

Mother of C.M. Yeauger Pases at Cheshire Home
     Mrs. S.O. Yeauger, mother of C.M. Yeauger, of this city, passed away Friday night at her home near Cheshire. Mrs. Yeauger had been in poor health for some time but became seriously ill only three days ago She was about 60 years of age and the mother of ten children, nine of whom survive. The oldest and youngest are sons with seven daughters in between. Before her marriage she was Adeline Reynolds and lived in this county all her life. She is also survived by her husband.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Clark, in Middleport and burial will be in gravel Hill Cemetery.

[Note: gravestone--1867-1929...death certificate: born Sept. 1867; died July 26, 1929....age 61 years 10 months of age. Parents: William Reynolds and Lucinda Davidson]

Gallipolis Paper
July 1929
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Yeauger, Bruce

     CHESHIRE - Bruce Yeauger, 79, of Rt. 1, Cheshire, died Friday morning at Holzer Medical Center. He was born in Gallia County on September 2, 1908, son of the late Samuel O. and Adeline Yeauger.
     A self-employed businessman, he was preceded in death by one brother and six sisters. Survivors include his wife Kathryn; two daughters, Joyce Raban of Dunedin, Fla., and Janice Crouse of Gallipolis; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bertha Ward of Columbus and Mina Raub of Corning; and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home, Middleport. The Rev. Stewart Jamison and the Rev. Ralph Trout will officiate. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire.
Friends may call the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.

Sunday Times-Sentinel
July 31, 1988
Transcribed by J. Farley

Yeauger, Mary F.

     Mary Frances Yeauger, 78, Route 2, Cheshire, died Sunday at her residence. A homemaker, Mrs. Yeauger was born April 21, 1908, in Gallia County, a daughter of the late Charles and Ella Harrison Neal.
     Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence and Carolyn Yeauger, Gallipolis; a daughter and son-in-law, Thelma and Bill Mayo, North Miami Beach, Fla., 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Max Yeauger; a brother, Charles Neal, and a sister, Alice Fisher.
     Mrs. Yeauger was a member of the Hobson Church of Christ in Christian Union.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hobson Church of Christ in Christian Union with Rev. Okey Cart and Rev. Theron Durham officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the Ewing Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Tribune
Nov. 24, 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                 Top of Page

Yeauger, Max

     Max Yeauger, 79, Cheshire, died Saturday in Lee General Hospital, Pennington Gap, Va. Born April 3, 1903, at Cheshire, he was the son of the late Mote and Ruby Cohen Yeauger, he was a retired coal miner.
     He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Viola Dacey Yeauger, a son, daughter and brother.
Surviving is his wife, Frances Neal Yeauger; a son, Lawrence of Cheshire; and three daughters, Thelma Mayo of Miami Fla., Debbie Collins and Neda, both of Pennington Gap.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home, with the Rev. O.H. Cart officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, near Cheshire, Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 3:30-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 1982
Transcribed by J. Farley

Yeauger, Perry

     Mr. Perry Yeauger, son of Benjamin and Mahala Yeauger, was born July 27, 1850, and departed this life June 30, 1920, aged 69 years, 11 months and 3 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Rife, Sept. 7, 1871, who survives him. To this union 5 children were born, one daughter, Miss Phena Yeauger, at home and four sons, George, Edward, Nide and Park, all of whom survive him except his son Nide who preceded his father 18 months ago. He leaves four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
     He united with the First Freewill Baptist Church at Kyger March 27, 1874. He has been heard at different times during his last illness praying and singing to his Maker to have mercy on him as he peacefully passed-away. The funeral services were conducted July 2 by Rev. Y. H. E. Reed of Cheshire, interment at the Gravel Hill cemetery.

We miss thee from our home dear father,
We miss thee from thy place;
A shadow o'er our life is cast
We miss the sunshine of they face.

We miss thy kind and willing hands,
Thy fond and earnest care,
Our home is dark without thee,
We miss thee everywhere.

Farewell, dear father, sweet thy rest,
Weary with years and worn with pain,
Farewell, till we meet in some happy place
We shall behold thy face again.

'Tis ours to miss thee all our years
And tender memories of thee to keep,
Thine in the Lord to rest so, for
He giveth his beloved sleep.

The Gallia Times
July 29, 1920
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark                                                                        Top of Page

Yester, Joseph

Joseph Yester Dead
     Mr. Joseph Yester, aged 61, residing on what was formerly the Jack Shepard homestead just below the city, passed away Monday from tuberculosis of the throat. Mr. Yester was a native of this state but resided for many years in West Virginia. Three daughters, two sons and many friends regret his taking away.

Gallia Times
Apr. 1, 1914
Transcribed by J. Farley

Yoho, Emma

Funeral of Mrs. Arthur Yoho
     The funeral services of Mrs. Yoho will be held at the resident of her mother, Mrs. Nettie Thomas, 529 Fourth Avenue, Sunday at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. J.R. Fields. Burial at Pine Street by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: born 1872; died 1925. Married April 8, 1903]

Gallipolis Tribune
Nov. 14, 1925
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Yoho, Jane

     Everyone most will remember Jerry Yoho of Yoho, and his kindly old widow, Mrs. Jane Yoho. Jerry died 14 years ago. Mrs. Yoho died the 7th of this month, but in some way, it did not get into the newspapers.
     She was in her 79th year, and she was laid away at the Guyan town house. She was a good Christian woman and left a host of friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Saturday, August 29, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Yost, Caroline C.

Death of Mrs. Yost
     Mrs. Caroline C. Yost, wife of the late George Yost and mother of Mrs. Dr. J. B. McClellan, of Bellaire, died Friday morning, and Hayward & Son will have charge of the interment. The remains accompanied by friends will arrive here Monday noon and will be taken, accompanied by friends, direct to Mount Hill cemetery, Rev. A. H. Beavin holding service at the cemetery.  She was about 75 years old and died of infirmities of old age.  She was an eminently refined good lady. The children are all dead but Mrs. McClellan, but the family lived here for a long time and was much thought of. Mr. Yost was engaged in the sawmill and timber business but was not prosperous and the family scattered off. There were three sons al buried here we think.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday March 7, 1903
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Young, Charles Guy

     GALLIPOLIS - Charles Guy Young, 54, Bidwell Route 2, prominent Gallia County dairy farmer, died unexpectedly at 3 a.m. Saturday at his home on Route 554, one mile north of Rio Grande. Born in Bertha, W. Va., he was the son of the late Walter and Ollie Blankenship Young.  He came to Gallia County in 1943. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Bertha, W. Va., and the Gallia County Farm Bureau.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Lottie Smith; a son, Darrell and a daughter, Judy; and two sisters, Mrs. Opie Honaker, Hinton, W. Va., and Mrs. Lionel Sizemore, Huntington, W. Va.
     Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Vernon McCoy funeral home at Vinton by the Rev. T. J. Butcher. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Athens Sunday Messenger
February 14, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Young, Eva J.

     GALLIPOLIS - Eva Josephine Young, 70, Gallipolis, died Friday, March 22, 1996 at her residence. Born Aug. 10, 1925, in Gallipolis, daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine DelCarlo Pierotti, she was the former owner of Eva’s Beauty Shop in Gallipolis.
     A 1944 graduate of Gallia Academy High School, she remained active in the alumni association of the school. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, and active with the Breast Cancer Support Group at Holzer Medical Center.
     Surviving are her husband, Robert Lee Young, whom she married June 17, 1946; three daughters, Brenda (Nick) Esposito of Western Springs, Ill., Joyce (Hugh) Carmichael of Park Ridge, Ill., and Janet (Stephen) Moore of Marblehead, Mass.; five grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Esther Pierotti of Gallipolis.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Hugo, Frank, and Vince Pierotti; and a nephew, Frank Pierotti.
     Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Louis Catholic Church, with Monsignor William Myers officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. Monday. Prayer services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Louis Church, 85 State St., Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
March 24, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Young, Floyd Jacob

Floyd Jacob Young Dead
     Floyd Jacob Young died Tuesday at his home on Brandstetter Heights at the age of seventy four. In addition to his wife, five sons and two daughters survive: C. F. of Richwood, W. Va., J. D. and Van of Malden, W. Va., Robert, of Fostoria, R. R. , this city, Mrs. Maggie Smith of Clendenin, W. Va., and Mrs. Mattie Johnston, Bastrop, La. Funeral will be held at his late home Saturday at 10 a.m. and burial in Mound Hill in charge of A. E. Tope.

[Note: 2/7/1853 - 11/1/1927 s/o J. A. & Julia Garry Young. Wife: Virginia B. Young Per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, November 2, 1927
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Young, Frank Anderson, Sr.

Man Is Found Dead In Yard
     Frank Anderson Young, Sr., 78, was found dead in the front yard of his home at 28 Neil Ave. at 8:45 a. m., Friday. He was discovered by Paul Pickens, a Fuller brush salesman of Pt. Pleasant who was calling at a neighboring home. Dr. Donald Warehime, Gallia county coroner was called, and is investigating the death.
     Anderson was a retired licensed engineer and had been employed at the Gallipolis State Institute power house prior to his retirement six years ago. He had been previously employed by the Ohio Valley Laundry and the Epling Sand and Gravel Co.
     Young was a native of Gallipolis and had lived at the Neil Ave. address for the past 49 years. He was born here on Feb. 11, 1878, the son of the late Samuel and Emily Smith Young. He was married in 1898 to the former Minnie Carr who preceded him in death a number of years ago.
     To this union nine children were born and three survive: Frank A. Young, Jr., who is employed by the Lafayette hotel and Commercial and Savings Bank, Mrs. Julia Williams at the home address and Mrs. Nora Mosley of New York City and Gallipolis, who is employed by Mrs. O. O. McIntyre. Other survivors are a half-brother, Harry Young of Columbus and five grand and three great grandchildren.
     Funeral arrangements are in charge of Miller’s Home for Funerals and will not be complete until Mrs. Mosley arrives from New York.

Services Held Sunday For Frank A. Young
     Funeral services for Frank Anderson Young, who was found dead in his front yard at 28 Neil Ave., Friday, were held at Miller’s Home for Funerals at 2 p.m., Sunday. Rev. Robert L. Petty, pastor of Paint Creek church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Elbert McGhee. Burial was in Pine Street cemetery. Pallbearers were Chester Young, Henry Doss, John Young, Robert Lewis, William Carr, Sr., and Thomas Dunsmore, Jr.
     Those who attended from out-of-town were Mrs. Walter Mosley of New York City, Mr. and Mrs. James Mosley and Mrs. Anna Mosley of Charleston and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Smith, Sr., of Pt. Pleasant.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Monday, October 22, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Young, George A.

George Young,  WW I Veteran, Dies Friday
     George A. Young, 71, a retired iron worker and an Army veteran of World War I, who resided on Burnt Run Rd., Rt. 2, Crown City, died at 1:15 a. m. today at Medical Center Hospital. He had been hospitalized for three days and was in failing health for a year. His condition became serious two weeks ago. He had resided in Gallia county for 16 years having come from Huntington.
     Mr. Young was born in West Newton, Pa., on Aug. 17, 1895. His marriage was to the former Libby D. Mayse, who died March 31, 1957.
     Children surviving are Mrs. Paul (Mary Jo) Porter of Rt. 2, Crown City, Mrs. Dwight (Libby Gay) Bartley of Crown City, Mrs. Virginia Franklin, and Mrs. John (Ruth) Scoot, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Ronald (Janet Mae) Shepperd of Huntington. There are 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Audrey Marcum, died a year ago. A surviving brother is Plinky Young of Pennsylvania.
     Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Elizabeth Chapel church. Rev. Alfred Holley will officiate and burial will be in St. Nicholas cemetery under direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late home after 1 p. m. Saturday and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Friday, August 26, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Young, Hazel Vivian

Hazel Young Dies; Rites Saturday P.M.
     Hazel Vivian Young, who would have been 22 years old on Aug. 31, died Wednesday morning at 10:45 o’clock after a long illness. She was the youngest daughter of Anderson Young and the late Mrs. Minnie Young. She was born in this city and spent her entire life here. In addition to the father, she leaves a brother, Frank Young, and two sisters, Julia and Nora Young.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. R. M. Story Saturday at 1 p.m. at Paint Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 17, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Young, Isanobia

Isanobia Young, 23, Passes On Sunday At Neil Ave. Home
     Isanobia Young died early Sunday afternoon at her home 28 Neil avenue, after an illness of six weeks. She suffered from heart trouble and pleurisy. She was the daughter of Anderson Young and the late Minnie Young. She was born in Gallipolis and her age was 23 years, 3 months, 9 days.
     Surviving besides the father are the following brothers and sisters: Julia, Nora, Emily, Hazel, Carl, Frank, Leo and a host of other relatives and friends.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Wednesday at the Paint Creek Baptist church, in charge of Rev. B. R. Reed. Burial at Pine Street cemetery by Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Monday, April 1, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Young, Leo

Leo Young, Cook, Died Early Today
Funeral Services Set For Tuesday Afternoon
     Leo Young, 27, colored, well-known cook, died unexpectedly this morning at the family home on Neil Avenue. He had not been bedfast and it was thought he was improving when he suffered a hemorghage and expired. Until he became ill about two months ago, Leo was employed as a cook at the Lafayette Hotel. He was born here December 30, 1913, and was the youngest son of Frank Anderson Young and the late Minnie Young.
     Surviving besides the father are the following sisters and brothers Carl, Frank, Julia, Nora, Emily, Hazel. Leo had many friends about town who will be sorry and shocked to hear of his passing.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 Tuesday afternoon at the Paint Creek Baptist Church by Rev. B. R. Reed. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery by F. J. Entsminger.

[Note: Oct. 30, 1913 – Jan. 25, 1941; Age 27 yrs. 2 mos. 26 das. He was the son of Frank Anderson and Minnie Carr Young per death certificate].

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Saturday, January 25, 1941
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Young, Minnie [Carr]

Mrs. Frank Young Died Early Today
     Mrs. Minnie Carr Young, wife of Frank A. Young, Sr., passed away at their home at 28 Neil ave. early this morning after a brief illness.
     There survive, besides the husband, the following children: Mrs. Julia Williams, Nora, Emily, Isanabia, Lucille, Hazel, Carl, Frank, Jr., Leo. There are four grandchildren and three brothers, William Carr of Gallipolis, Bert and George Carr of Cincinnati.
      Decedent was 57 years and 20 days old, having been born here Jan. 15, 1881. Funeral arrangements are to be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Friday, February 4, 1938

Young Rites Sunday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Young, who died Friday, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at her late home, 28 Neil avenue, with Rev. B. R. Reed officiating. Burial in Pine street cemetery by F. J. Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Saturday, February 5, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Young, Peter

Peter Young Killed
     Peter Young, colored, aged about 55 years, and a well known former resident of Bidwell,this county, met death Saturday noon at Charleston by falling down an elevator shaft.
Young was engaged at his trade as plasterer at the capitol building and was endeavoring to operate the freight elevator when he lost his balance and fell to the bottom of the shaft three stories below where he was standing. He was killed instantly.
     Young will be well remembered in Gallia County. At one time he was in the ministry, and at all times he was a jovial fellow who made friends rapidly.

Gallia Times
Feb. 11, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Young, Samuel

Death of Samuel Young
     Mr. Sam Young, a well known character of this city, once store keeper and saloonist, living on Neil Avenue with his son Frank died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1909, near noon, of dropsy, heart trouble and asthma, and complications of one kind and another. We have not got his age, but he must have been nearly 80 years old. He had been married twice and left two sons by his first wife and two we believe, by his second wife. Sam was pretty popular at one time, jolly and good hearted, trusted too much to his friends or he might have been well off. His funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30. Burial by Hayward & Son at Pine Street cemetery.

[Note: Tombstone gives age as 62 years.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 16, 1909
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Younger, Alice Almeda [Rupe]

Mrs. Younger Dies, Services Tuesday
     Mrs. Alice Almeda Younger, known to all her friends as “Meday”, died at 5:40 p.m. Saturday at her home, 1821 Chatham Ave. and funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the Church of Christ in Christ Union. A Rev. Mr. Mooney will officiate, and burial will be made by George J. Wetherholt and Sons in Pine Street Cemetery.
     Mrs. Younger, born April 17, 1883, in Cheshire Twp. to James and Ella Flint Root, [sic] Rupe, was the widow of Charles Younger, a Civil War veteran.
     Surviving are six daughters and a son, Elizabeth Marks, Cleveland; Alta Queen, Gallipolis; Aline Queen, Clarksburg, W. Va.; Frances Queen, Clarksburg, W. Va.; Virginia Webster, Joliet Ill.; Charles Younger, Columbus; and Dorothy Bush, Gallipolis.

[Note: April 17, 1883 – Sept. 11, 1948; Age 65 yrs. 5 mos. 24 das. She was the daughter of James & Ella (Ellen) Flint Rupe.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, September 13, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron