Daily Archives: January 10, 2018

James Russell Dennis of Newark, Ohio, November 3, 1942 – January 9, 2018

A funeral service for Pastor James Russell Dennis will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Newark Baptist Temple, 81 Licking View Dr, Heath, OH 43056. Dr. Charles Keen will be officiating. Family will greet friends from 4pm-8pm on Friday, January 12, 2018 and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Following the service, Pastor Dennis will be laid to rest at Newark Memorial Gardens.
Pastor Dennis, age 75, of Newark, passed away on January 9, 2018 at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born on November 3, 1942 to the late Russell and Grace (Welsh) Dennis in Pontiac, Michigan.
Pastor Dennis was an avid hunter, but more than anything, he loved being a preacher. He loved to help people in his community and church family. In 1968, Pastor Dennis became the pastor of Newark Baptist Temple, until he retired in 2015. Following retirement, he continued to proudly serve his Lord until his death. He was a pioneer in Christian education; he founded Temple Tots Day Nursery School in 1970 and Licking County Christian Academy in 1972.
Pastor Dennis is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Linda (Robinson) Dennis. He also leaves behind his children, Cilicia (David) Boelk, Bethlie (David) Young, Andrew (Jenny) Dennis, and Toree (Jamie) Overton; 19 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and sister, Betty Freeman.
In addition to his parents, Pastor Dennis is preceded in death by his grandson, LCPL James Boelk, KIA Oct 10, 2010.
The family would like to give special thanks to Licking Memorial Hospital, 2nd Floor doctors, nurses, and staff, for all their care and compassion over the past month.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Newark Temple Baptist Missions, 81 Licking View Dr, Heath, OH 43056.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Juanita M. Taggart of Newark, Ohio, April 8, 1941 – January 10, 2018

                                         Juanita M. Taggart

A funeral service for Juanita M. Taggart, 76, of Newark, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Gus Andrews officiating.  Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.  Family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Juanita, passed away January 10, 2018, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center.  She was born April 8, 1941, in Newark, to the late Arthur and Susan (Henthorn) Wages. 

Juanita was a 1959 graduate of Licking Valley and retired in 1996 from Lucent.

She is survived by her husband, James A. Taggart; children, Christy (Eric) Sayatovich of Newark and Jason (Cindy) Taggart of New Richmond; siblings, Nancy Stafford of Alaska, Connie (Ted) Williams of Newark, Linda Kramer of Heath, Louie (Carol) Wages, Patty (Rod) Lake of Buckeye Lake, and Terry Wages of Newark; grandchildren, Neal (Michelle), Brandon (Marina), Logan, Ethan, and Eli, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH, 43058-0430.

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

Nevil Wesley Watson of Heath, OH, January 3, 1930 – January 4, 2018

A funeral service for Nevil Wesley Watson will be held at 5pm on Saturday, January 13 2018, at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055. Pastor Jeff Smith will officiate. Family will greet friends for 2 hours prior to the service.

Nevil, age 88, of Heath, passed away on January 4, 2018. He was born on January 3, 1930 to the late Robert and Aleen (Parker) Watson in Newark, OH.

Nevil proudly served his country as a member of the US Air Force from 1949-1952 during the Korean War. He owned Watson Mobile Home Transporting for many years, enjoying cross country trips with his wife and son.

Nevil is survived by his children, Michele (Jeff Lomas) Justice and Kevin (Jodi Miller) Watson; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; siblings, Darwin Watson and Shalmir (Howarth) Keller; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his beloved cat, Kitty.

In addition to his parents, Nevil is preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Moss) Watson, and brother, Elton Watson.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to, AMVETS Club 51, 9293 Township Rd 79, Thornville, OH 43076.

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