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

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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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Albert Roscoe “Tom” Adkins

Birth: 5 Jan 1930
Portsmouth
Scioto County
Ohio, USA
Death: 25 Aug 2016
Grundy
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.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE
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

Mary Sue Dyehouse
Birth: 6 May 1940
Death: 6 Aug 2016

Mary Sue Adkins Dyehouse, 76, of Middletown, died Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Kettering Medical Center. She was born in Cisco, Magoffin, Kentucky on May 6, 1940 to parents Kelly and Phebie (Reed) Adkins.

Mary Sue was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She was a homemaker and a member of Christian Enterprise Baptist Church. One of her greatest joys in life was Buda Night.

Mrs. Dyehouse is survived by her daughter, Terry (Roger) Jones; brothers, Tom (June) Adkins, Russell Adkins, and Denny (Joan) Adkins; sisters, Betty (Jim) Jensen, and Ella (Darewood) Birchfield; grandchildren, Tonya (Steve) Crowder, Dean Russell, Mack (Paula) Stewart, Samantha (Jason) Hoye and Cassie (Todd) Grubb; numerous great grandchildren and sister-in-law, Flora Long.

Mary Sue was preceded in death by her husband, William Peter Dyehouse; daughter, Delores Hammel; brothers, Hassel Adkins, Willie Adkins, and Charles Lee Adkins; sister, Della Ruth Griffith.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm at WILSON-SCHRAMM-SPAULDING FUNERAL HOME, 3805 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown with Reverend James Anderson officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 615 Elsinore Place, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.
~ Yoko Ono

See you soon… Pussy Cat!

1. Know WHY You Want to Be Debt-Free:

Write it down along with all the debts and amounts you owe to keep you motivated. It’ll help to keep you from spending money carelessly.

2. Look at the Full Picture: Gather all the information you can on your debt.

Write down the loan type, the amount owed, the minimum payments, the months left on the loan, the interest rate, whether the loan is variable or fixed and any other information you may need to know. Once you’ve done that, you can choose if you want to pay off the loan with the highest interest rate or the lowest balance.

3. Stop Adding to Your Debt:

If you want to be debt-free, you have to change your mindset. Don’t think of credit as a means to an end. That means committing to no longer thinking of debt as a solution. In other words, stop borrowing.

4. Only Use Cash or Debit Card:

Being on a cash budget will force you to make different decisions and change behavior.

5. Remove Temptation From Your Inbox:

Remove yourself from all coupon- and store-related email subscriptions. I downloaded Unroll.Me.

6. Be Candid With Friends: Share your goals.

Finding free or frugal ways to have fun is crucial if you’re trying to throw any extra funds toward your debt.

7. Find Free and Cheap Entertainment:

Attended free concerts and movies in the park, attended pot luck game nights with friends, and attended outings hosted by churches or universities, etc.

8. Find Ways to Make More Money:

Too many people focus solely on cutting expenses when they’re getting out of debt. Instead, think about making more money.

9. Ask for Help: You shouldn’t hide what you’re going through.

Many creditors have a hardship plan for those who can demonstrate a need, and there are many local nonprofits out there who can help give guidance. Don’t be too proud to ask for help, but don’t contact anyone without doing your due diligence first!

10. Create a Physical Barrier to Spending: Sometimes paying off debt requires you to get visual. Tape your budget to the back of your credit card.

11. Make a Visual Reminder: Make a chart and put it somewhere obvious.

12. Calculate Your Daily Interest Rate: Using the following formula: Interest Rate x Current Principal Balance ÷ Number of Days in the Year = Daily Interest.

13. Only Buy Groceries Online:

You stay on budget when food shopping because you can see your balance owed as you virtually put items in the cart.

Orville Deaton
Birth: 4 Aug 1940
Death: 17 Jan 2016

Orville, fondly referred to as O. D. was born on August 4, 1940 in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky and passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California. He was preceded in death by his parents Chester and Artie Fultz Deaton and his late wife Jacqueline Faye Duvall; his siblings: Viola Barnett, Sherman, Ralph, Gerald and Gladys Jean Deaton and one step-daughter: Delores Hamlin. Although he had no known children, he is survived by his former wife Mary Sue Adkins Dyehouse and her daughter Teresa Dunn Jones.

Orville traveled a lot and lived in several states which include, Kentucky, Ohio, Oregon and California. Orville was a long time resident of Long Beach, California and remained so at the time of his passing.

O.D. was a long time employee of Pyramid Hill in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio.

He served his country in United States Army H2 Company 2nd Armed rifle BN, 54th Infirmity 112.00 Heavy Weapons Infirmityman.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

On a personal note: Orville was a character and a comic to the end; always had a joke. He loved life and those he encountered along the way. He was a creature of habit always wore sweat pants in winter or shorts in the summer. He was a longtime friend of my late father Willie Adkins they shared an apartment in Lebanon at one time, his brother Denny Adkins, and best friend and business partner of his brother Russell Adkins. He was loved by many and fondly by each of their Grandchildren. He will be missed.

Anecdote: Orville and a friend decided to hop a freight train to California. They fell asleep in a boxcar; not realizing the car was full of glue. The next morning, his hair and jacket had been glued to the floor. The only way to free himself was for his friend too cut his hair and leave his jacket.

They needed a job for some ready cash, they happen upon a man burning his house down. They asked him for a job, helping him to complete the burn, to which he agreed. After they’d finished, cold, jacket-less and black from suet, they encounter a police officer who asked where they’re going. Orville tells him his plans and he says, “I’ll tell you what I’ll do, I’ll drive you a ride to the edge of town. Don’t ever come back.” For which they obliged.

Now, desperate and needing a way back home, Orville calls his dad Chester for the money to return on. Chester’s response, “How did you get out there?” Orville said, “I hopped a freight train.” To which Chester replied, ‘Well then, that’s how you’ll have get back home!” ~ Denny Adkins

“Bye, I’ll see ya in the funny papers!’ ~ Orville Deaton