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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.



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

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