I just realized that I need a post to put my notes; to organize lists, projects and life in general. If you’d like to leave a question or comment on any post,  you will need to click the top “Post Header” of the blog article you would like to comment on and it will take you to that screen.

If you want to ask me a quick genealogy question here is the post to do that!


“Whether you believe you can or whether you believe you can’t, you’re right.”
-Henry Ford

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Jacqueline Ann Argo

Birth: 25 Aug 1939

Death: 20 Sep 2022

Lemon, Butler, Ohio

Franklin, Warren, Ohio

Jacqueline “Jackie” Argo, age 83, of Franklin, Ohio; passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

She was born in Lemon Township, OH to the late Odis LeRoy and Elvia Mae (nee Fugate) Stump and Graduated from Lemon Monroe High School in 1957. 

She was called Jackie by all those that knew and loved her. She lead an active and vibrant life, traveling and living in different states. Although Jackie loved Elvis, bowling and playing cards with friends, she was rarely without a book in her hand. Jackie worked at Hill’s Department Store for many years and later retired from Arby’s in Middletown, Ohio. 

She is preceded in death her parents and both of her older siblings; her brother James LeRoy Stump; sister Julia Stump Adkins Ball. Her first husband Denzil Craft and infant son, former husband Maynard Argo Sr., daughter, Belinda Moyer Dishman and special friend Carolyn Davis. She is survived by her daughter Saundra (Jeff) Green, daughter Elvia Coppock (Earl Malicoat), son Maynard (Lisa) Argo and daughter, Tina (Herb) Kirklin, loving grand and great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday, September 26, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. for a Celebration of Life at the Carlisle Lions Club 465 Park Dr, Carlisle, OH  45005.

Private interment by the family.

Belinda Sue Dishman
Birth: 21 Aug 1960
Death: 29 Jul 2022


Belinda Sue Dishman, 61, of Franklin, Ohio went peacefully to join her loving, late husband, Donald Dishman, in their forevermore.

When Belinda Sue Moyer was born on August 21, 1960, in Middletown, Ohio, her estranged father, Everett Veral Moyer, was 30, and her mother, Jacqueline Ann Stump, was 20. She married Donald William Dishman on November 21, 1981. She passed away on July 29, 2022, in Franklin, Warren County, Ohio, at the age of 61. 

Belinda was preceded in death by her loving husband Donald, her Maternal Grandparents, Odis LeRoy and Elvia Mae(nee Fugate) Stump. Her mother’s brother, James LeRoy Stump and her mother’s sister, Julia Lorraine Adkins Ball(nee Stump). 

Along with her mother Jacqueline Argo, she is survived by her siblings Saundra (Jeff) Green. Elvia Coppock (Earl) Malicoat, Maynard (Lisa) Argo and Tina (Herb) Kirklin, along with many nieces & nephews. 

Belinda, was an 1978 graduate of Monroe High School with a great love of reading. She was an Elvis enthusiast and avid fan of Baseball and Nascar. She attended Elizabethtown First Church of God and was employed at the Speedway for many years before retiring. 

The family would welcome your presence at her Celebration of Life to be held on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. at the home Herbert and Tina Kirklin.

Her ashes will be interned privately by the family.

I’ve been thinking lately, that I should touch base with some old frIend’s & catch up with the family, this is the best way for me to do that. I’m sorry it’s taken so long. I trust that you’ve got a lot of new things going on in your lives as well, getting out & about. Hopefully, you’ll all doing well.

We had a nasty bout with the virus, as I’m sure each of us have had it touch our lives in some fashIon. Praying it will end & soon. It’s under God’s control so I don’t want to dwell on it any further. Ever moving forward.

I love experiencing new things & trying to reach outsIde my comfort zone. We’ve moved around a few times in the last few years, you know how much I hate to move but I’m learned a lot about myself through the journey.

I started posting again on MeWe. I didn’t like it at first, the learning curve was a bit more that I cared for & the kids made us rejoin Facebook, not sure why, it seems like more of the same. I added Parler as well but not enough hours in the day for all these platforms.

I hope you’ll continue to comment & message me with your family updates. I’m trying to keep up. The Holiday’s were eventful. I enjoyed having family in, the parties & getting to hug people again. I’m sure you did as well.

I finally went clothes shopping with my daughter yesterday, I hadn’t felt like it in months, it seemed silly to shop if I wasn’t going anywhere. I’m really looking forward to traveling again. It’s still a beautiful country, I’d like to enjoy it as much as possible.

on that note… I’ll say, ”Thank you for your comments & welcome to the family.

Much love & Hugs,

Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf

“There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.” ~ Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Samuel James Metcalf, Sr.
Born 19 Sep 1945
Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio
Died 24 Feb 2020
Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio
He was 74 Years Old
Married 7 Aug 1965
55 years

The obituary for Sam Metcalf

Samuel Metcalf, age 74, of Franklin, OH; died Monday February 24, 2020 at Miami Valley Hospital. Sam was born in Dayton, OH on September 19, 1945 to the late William Cecil and Lula Mae (Pearson) Metcalf. Sam owned and operated Metcalf Cement Inc in the Franklin Middletown area for 40 years and retired in 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Bill and sister, Shirley. Sam is survived by his wife, Mary Metcalf; daughter, Anna (Steve) Moore and son, Samuel Metcalf Jr. He helped raise his younger siblings after the loss of their parents, siblings Jeff (Sophie) Metcalf, Anthony (Sheila) Metcalf, sister Cynthia (Danny) Collins, Joy (David) Rose, Sheila Metcalf Rose, Chris (Laura) Metcalf; three grandchildren, Kimberly (Scott) Miniard, Miranda (Tony) Cassero, Steven (Angelica) Moore II; six great grandchildren; brothers Charlie(Beth), John(Deb), Vernon(Jan), and Mark Metcalf; sisters, Willia Crase, Bessie Bishop(Ralph), Bonnie Collins; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services are 11am Monday March 2, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Home 1357 E 2nd St Franklin, OH with Pastor Lonnie Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Hill Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4pm at the funeral home.

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.



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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Albert Roscoe “Tom” Adkins

Birth: 5 Jan 1930
Scioto County
Ohio, USA
Death: 25 Aug 2016
Buchanan County
Virginia, USA

Obituary for Albert Adkins

Albert R. “Tom” Adkins, age 86 of Grundy, Virginia passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home Grundy, Virginia.

Born January 5, 1930 at Portsmouth, Ohio, he was the son of the late
Kelly and Phoebie Reed Adkins. Tom was the Building Official for Buchanan
County for over 35 Years. He was a member of the Harmon Memorial Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife,
Marcella Adkins, two sisters, Mary Sue Dyehouse and Ruth Griffith, two
Brothers Hassell Adkins and Willie Adkins.

His wife of over 26 years, June Adkins of Grundy, Virginia
Four Daughters
Janet Stacy and husband Tim of Hurley, Virginia
Connie Davis and husband Larry of Big Rock, Virginia
Jennifer J. Adkins and companion Grady Killingsworth of Maryville, Tennessee
Neda Peoples and husband Dane of Radford, Virginia
Seven Grandchildren and five Great Grandchildren
Two Sisters
Ella Birchfield and husband Darwood of Middletown, Ohio
Betty Jenson and husband Jim of Middletown, Ohio
Two Brothers
Denny R, Adkins and wife Joan of Atlanta, Georgia
Russell Adkins of Santa Anna, California