Richard P. Newlin



08/16/1941-08/24/2016

Richard P. Newlin age 75, 600 South Meridian Street Portland passed away early Wednesday morning in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare. He was born August 16, 1941 in Wellsville, Ohio the son of Joseph and Ruth (Weakly) Newlin. He was married in 1968 to Judy Parks who survives. He was a truck driver and member of Portland Eagles Lodge.

Surviving are his wife Judy, two sons Richard B. Newlin (wife Marcie) of East Liverpool, Ohio and Scott Newlin (wife Kathy) of Portland, three daughters Ruby Weymouth (husband Paul) of East Liverpool, Ohio, Ronica Shaneyfelt (husband David) of Portland and Kimberly Piercy of Portland, two sisters Mary Crago (husband Raymond) of Wellsville, Ohio and Ruth Lockhart of Texas, two brothers Bob Newlin of East Liverpool, Ohio and Paul Newlin of Louisiana, Five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers Melvin, Joe and Charlie.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11:00 AM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Memorials can be made to The Hospice Group.


Marjorie J. Miller



01/04/1931-08/07/2016
Marjorie J. Miller age 85, 118 Pilgrim Drive Portland passed away Sunday morning at her residence. She was born in Dunkirk January 4, 1931 the daughter of Carl Anderson and Elizabeth Martz Anderson. She was raised by her mother and step-father Truman “Bud” Gutshall.  She was married July 1, 1951 to Robert “Jay” Miller and he preceded her in death on January 7, 2014. She was retired from First National Bank after 25 years. She was a 1948 Dunkirk High School graduate.
Surviving are two sons Ted Miller of Portland and Michael Miller of Eugene, Oregon. One daughter Sherri Miller of Strawberry, Arizona, Two brothers Duane Anderson of Florida and Galen Anderson of Beech Grove, one sister Joyce Fullhart of Muncie, Five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Thursday at 3:00 PM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Strietelmeier presiding. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Memorials can be made to State of the Heart Hospice.


David Loy



09/20/1923-08/02/2016

David Loy age 92, 816 East Race Street Portland passed away Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Portland September 20, 1923 the son of Wesley and Ruby (Kessler) Loy. He was married April 29, 1947 to Martha Lare and she died March 24, 2007. He was owner and operator of Loy's Market in Portland for many years. He was a Portland High School graduate, served with the US Army as a medic during WW II in Europe and the Pacific. He was a lifelong member of the Portland Friends Church.

Surviving are a nieces Nancy Wishon (husband Jerry) of Portland.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11:00 AM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Harris presiding. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.


Clayton L. Hummel



06/05/1938-08/01/2016
Clayton L. Hummel age 78, 107 West Main Street Bryant passed away Monday in the Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne. He was born in Banat, MI on June 5, 1938 the son of John and Eva (Stogan) Hummel. He was married August 4, 1958 to Betty McCoy and she died July 26, 2015. He had worked at Automatic Sprinkler in Monroe for over 30 years and retired from the Jay County Highway Dept. in 2000. He was a US Army veteran serving with the 101st Airborne. He was a 1956 Stephenson High School graduate, member of Bryant Lions Club, Bryant Volunteer Fire Dept., Bryant Town Council, Tri State Gas Engine and Tractor and Wheels of Yesteryear Antique Club.
Surviving are two sons Jeff Hummel (wife Dawn) of Monroe and Randy Hummel of Bryant., Eight brothers Arnold Hummel of Stephenson, MI, Martin Hummel of Beaver Dam, WI, John Hummel of Monominee, MI, Joseph Hummel of Chicago, Robert Hummel of Horlosville, WI, Rich Hummel of Stephenson, MI, Charles Hummel of Monominee, MI, and Allen Hummel of Daggett, MI, Two sisters Barbara Hanson of Daggett, MI and Ruth Engle of Green Bay, WI, Five grandchildren and Four great. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 AM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastors Paul Van Cise and Robert Schroeder presiding. Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #211. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 PM. Memorials can be made to the Jay County Heart Fund of Diabetes Foundation.


James Edward Ward



12/2/1940-07/29/2016

James Edward Ward age 75, 631 East Water Street Portland passed away Friday morning at his residence. He was born in Eaton, Indiana December 2, 1940 the son of Louden and Marcella (Hill) Ward. He was owner and operator of JR Quick Shop and Ward Super Value Grocery. He had worked at Marsh Supermarkets as a meat cutter and Jay County Sheriff's Office as a jailer. He served with the U.S. Army from 1960-1962. He was a 1958 Eaton High School graduate and member of the VFW.

Surviving are one son James A. Ward (wife Bobbi) of Portland, one brother Rex Ward of Richmond and one sister Linda Sutherland of Muncie, Six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter Julie Ward Barron.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2:00 PM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Arnold presiding. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 12:00 – 2:00 PM Memorials can be made to Jay County Cancer Society or Family Lifecare Hospice.


Emily McClung



Emily McClung age 32, 108 Bittersweet Lane Portland passed away Friday in IU Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. She was born in Bluffton June 20, 1984 the daughter of Kit and Dana (Neuenschwander) McClung. She was a Jay County High School graduate, attended The Rock Church and a client of Jay Randolph Developmental Services.

Surviving are her parents Kit and Dana McClung of Portland, two sisters Kristi Henry (husband Brian) of Portland and Kerri McClung of Portland, two brothers Israel McClung (wife Nikki) of Dunkirk and Major ® Nathaniel McClung USMC (wife Eden) of Nebraska, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2:00 PM in The Rock Church with Pastor Jeff Horsman presiding. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12:00 – 2:00 PM at the church. Memorials can be made to The Rock Benevolent Fund or Jay Randolph Developmental Services. Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.


Mary Dean Brackman



07/12/1930-07/27/2016
Mary Dean Brackman age 86, 103 Rayburn Drive passed away Wednesday in Miller Merry Manor in Dunkirk. She was born in Jay County July 12, 1930 the daughter of Ancil and Zella (McAfee) Pogue. She was married to Paul Blackford and he died in 1973. She was married on December 12, 1974 to Virgil Brackman who survives. She was retired as a florist having worked for Ludwigs, Gerbers and Art's Plant Shop. She was a member of Immculate Conception Catholic Church and Hopewell Life Ministries.
Surviving are her husband Virgil, One daughter Sue Brandenburg (husband Larry) of Portland, two step-sons Paul Brackman of Portland and Steve Brackman of Surprise, AZ., Daughter in law Debbie Blackford of Tulsa, OK., Four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, She was preceded in death by a son Jeff Blackford.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 AM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Herb Hummel presiding. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Memorials can be made to Jay County Cancer Society or Jay County Humane Society.


William Alberson



02/12/1947-07/21/2016
William Alberson age 69, 3204 East 400 North Portland passed away Thursday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Bluffton February 12, 1947 the son of Dennis Edward and Martha (Scott) Alberson. He was a retired farmer and Pennville High School graduate.
Surviving are one son Shane Alberson (wife Holly) of Bryant, Four daughters Lori Hemmelgarn (husband Mitch) of Ft. Recovery, Ohio, Linda Kunk (husband Todd) of St. Henry, Ohio, Susan Prince (husband Steven) of New Paris, Ohio and Misty Alberson (husband Tony Girod) of Decatur, one brother Jim Alberson of Albany, two sisters Ann Bussel (husband Bill) of Logan, Ohio and Beth Suman (husband Dave) of Decatur, Twenty one grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Rodgers presiding. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society.


Homer Money



09/03/1925-07/21/2016
Homer Money age 90, of Kokomo, Indiana, and former Portland resident passed away Thursday morning in Aperion Health Care in Peru. He was born in Jay County September 3, 1925 the son of Clyde and Edith Louise (Case) Money. He was married in 1972 to Marilyn Hole who survives. He was retired from Chrysler and served with the U.S. Army Aircorp during WW II. He was a member of the American Legion, Drum and Bugle Corp., Jay Lodge #87 and 14th Air Force Flying Tigers with the CBI that flew supplies to our troops.
Surviving are his wife Marilyn, one son Rhett Money of Muncie and one daughter Marvi Money of Muncie, one step-daughter Susan Kotterman (husband Dave) of Lafayette, three grandchildren Aaron Money, Mitchell Kotterman and Cameron Kotterman.. He was preceded in death by sons Rick and David.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 AM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow in the Liber Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #211. Memorials can be made to American Legion Post #211. Online condolences at www.bairdfreeman.com.


Jean A. Rines



Jean A. Rines age 79, 309 East Union Street Portland passed away Saturday evening in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare. She was born in Marion August 7, 1936 the daughter of Ira and Rachael (Cromer) Shawver. She was married January 18, 1954 to Dick L. Rines who survives. She was an accountant for Community and Family Services for over twenty years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Red Cross, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and Advisory Council for Community and Family Services.
Surviving are her husband Dick, two daughters Leeanne Davidson (husband Larry) of Redkey and Judy Comstock of Decatur, one sister Jackie Hanks of Portland, Seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter Lorraine and a son Rick.
A Memorial Funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 11:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Robert Moran presiding. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 – 11:00 AM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.


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