Daily Archives: November 14, 2017

Neoma L. Bethards of Newark, OH, February 16, 1936 – November 13, 2017

A celebration of life for Neoma L. Bethards will be held at 7pm on Thursday, November, 16, 2017 at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH. Pastor Robert Caw, Jr will be officiating. Family will greet friends for two hours prior to the celebration at the funeral home. Neoma will be laid to rest at Wilson Cemetery.

Neoma, age 81, of Newark, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017. She was born on February 16, 1936 to the late Emerson and Georgia (Hurst) Hunt in Baltimore, OH.

Neoma loved playing cards and bingo. She also enjoyed watching OSU Football, NASCAR, and listening to Elvis. More than anything, Neoma loved spending time with her family and friends.

Neoma is survived by her children, Kevin (Tami) Holman and Christina A. Holman, both of Newark and 4 step children. She also leaves behind two sisters, Neva (Jim) Bline, of Newark, and Nell (Bill Payne) Hunt, of Newark; 2 grandchildren, Jessica (Lance) Harris, and Jennette (Kyle) Lawrence, both of Newark; and nieces, nephews, and close friends.

In addition to her parents, Neoma is preceded in death by her husband Paul W. Bethards; brother, Jesse “Sonny” Hunt; sisters, Norma Lewis, Nancy Sawyer, Noretta Hannum, Natalie Hunt, and Nannette Balinsky.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Selma Markowitz Center for all their care and compassion.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

James “Dave” David Fannin of Newark, Ohio, November 27, 1954 – November 13, 2017

                                  James “Dave” David Fannin

     A private graveside service for James “Dave” David Fannin, 62, of Newark, will be held at Newark Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Steve Bush officiating.
     Dave passed away November 13, 2017, at his residence.  He was born November 27, 1954, in Zanesville, to the late Glenn “Rawhide” and Zelda (Kitchen) Fannin.
     He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie L. (Hall) Fannin; daughter, Traci Kirk; son, Paul (Ashley) Kirk, Jr.; brother, Larry Fannin; sister, Tammy (Pete) Dabney; grandchildren, Hunter Smith, Paul Kirk, III, and Presley Kirk, and numerous nieces and nephews. 
     Dave retired from Kaiser Aluminum where he was past president of Local Union #341.  He was a 1973 graduate of Millersport High School, where he played basketball and football. He was a loving and caring husband, dad and grandfather who loved spending time with his family. He was known for mowing yards and washing cars, enjoyed bicycling, and spoiling his grandchildren. 
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandchildren, Brantley and Bentley Kirk. 
     In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. 
     To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.