Roy May

Roy S. May, 69, of Madison, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in Madison.

He was born March 5, 1944, in Carroll County, Ky., to Roy Oliver and Rella Mae Stanley May. He worked at Globe Wernicke in Wauseon, Ohio.

He is survived by two brothers, Carroll May of Wauseon, Ohio and Danny May of Madison; five sisters, Mabel Tilley of Carrollton, Ky., Violet Skirvin of Paynesville, Nettie Herring of Cincinnati, Ohio, Barbara Lucas of Lexington and Donna Jean Turpin of Dallas, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Clarence Eugene May and William May; and two sisters, Annie Beckley and Shirley Wallace.

No services are planned.

Vail Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Gerald Owen

Gerald Owen, 83, of Hanover, formerly of Milton, Ky., died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

William Snell

William David "Bill" Snell, 89, of Hanover, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at his companion's residence in Madison.

He was born July 2, 1924 in Gloversville, N.Y., to Floyd Marvin Sr. and Mary Bell Massie Snell. He resided most of his life in Jefferson County. He first served in the Navy from April 3, 1942, to Nov. 30, 1942, during World War II. He then served in the Army as private in Battery C, 325th AAA in L Battalion until Aug. 21, 1943. He worked early in life for various restaurants in downtown Madison. He later worked as a truck driver and loader for the Madison Coal Yard for 15 years. He also worked as a loader for Lichlyter Building Supply in downtown Madison for 10 years. He retired as a crane operator at the Thomas Coal Company in downtown Madison. He was a lifetime member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. He was also a member of Union Contractor and the North Madison Christian Church. He enjoyed dancing, camping, gardening, the outdoors, tinkering on everything and fixing things.

He is survived by his companion of seven years, Avalon Lichlyter of Madison; four daughters, June Orena Davidson of New Washington, Karen Sue Amick and Janice K. Kronemier, both of Madison, and Bonita Grace Hysell of Hanover; one son, Steven Arnold Snell of Madison; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gracie May Pender Snell, whom he married Sept. 28, 1946, and who died Oct. 4, 1990; three sons, William David Snell Jr., Robert Earl Snell and James Robertson Keating; one daughter, Inez Ethel Dunn; his father; his mother; one sister, Rosa Lee Sauerhage; three brothers, Floyd M. Snell Jr., George Snell and John Edward Snell; and two granddaughters.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Paynesville. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until the service. A final salute will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Salvation Army. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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