The Coshocton County Beacon April 3, 2019 - Page 6

| OBITUARIES FREE HEARING TESTS FOR COSHOCTON, OH COSHOCTON - P. David Apple, 76, passed away Tuesday March 26, 2019 at his home on his farm. Dave was born September 30, 1942 to Paul and Ruth (Ashbak- er) Apple in Coshocton, Ohio. Dave was a graduate of West Lafayette Local Schools in 1960. He then graduated from Ash- land College in 1964. He began his career as an American History teacher at Coshocton High School. Dave retired from Ridgewood High School in 1994 after 30 years of touching many Apple students and colleagues’ lives. Th e American Civil War was one of his favorite eras to teach, and Dave took pride in teaching the history of Coshoc- ton County. Dave also loved his farm and took great pride in the land. He spent many hours caring for his cattle, crops, creek banks and cutting fi rewood. He was a proud Ameri- can. He enjoyed reading, valued education, and a good work ethic. Most of all, Dave valued and loved his family. He was loved and admired by his three children Laura (Ron) Roberts of West Lafayette, Jennifer Terry of Kimbolton, and Paul Apple Jr. of West Lafayette. His fi ve grandchildren Andrew (Taylor) Gates, Veronica Roberts, Cale Roberts, Alexander Terry, and Olivia Terry. One great granddaughter Avery Gates and step grandson Christopher Roberts. He is also survived by his three brothers Tom Apple of West Lafay- ette, Steve Apple of Wooster, and Dennis (Kim) Apple of New Philadelphia. He appreciated the many visits from former students and his friends and neighbors. Dave was always straight to the point and only wanted his obituary to contain fi ve words in which his family will honor. Dave Apple: Father-Friend- Teacher- Farmer- Conservative Memorial contributions may be made in Dave’s name to the Ridgewood Education Association, Th e Coshocton Public Library, or Th e West Lafayette United Methodist Church. Th e family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date. An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawson- paisleyfh.com. COSHOCTON - On Tuesday, March 26th, 2019, loving father and friend, Gregory McKay, passed away at the age of 63. Greg was born on December 9th, 1955 in Coshocton Ohio. He was a grad- uate of the 1974 class of Coshocton High School and McKay he was a hard- working laborer for Norfolk & Southern for 35 years. Greg loved his coff ee, spending time with friends, listening to music, and watching football. Greg is preceded in death by his father, Paul McKay, Mother, Naoma McGough, and sister Paula McKay. He is survived by his daughter, Whitney McK- ay (Tim Dyer), Close friends Lisa Haverstock (Dennis Haverstock) and Teresa Gingerich, Step-father Jim McGough, nieces, cousins, & friends. A memorial service and gathering of friends and family will be held on Saturday April 6th, 2019, at Hopewell School 23720 Airport Rd. Co- shocton, Ohio 43812 from 3:30 p.m.- 6p.m. In lieu of fl owers memorial contributions can be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Founda- tion, P.O. Box 96280 Washington, DC 20077. Th e Miller Funeral Home & Crematory is serv- ing the family. An online memorial is located at www. themillerfuneralhome.com Greg’s family would like to thank Matt Miller and Miller Funeral Home for their compassion- ate care of Greg. Hearing tests will be given at Beltone Hearing Aid Center. he test will be given by a Hearing Care Practitioner in Coshocton on Thursday, April 4th and Tuesday, April 9th. Anyone who has trouble hearing or understanding conversations is invited to have a hearing test to see if this problem can be helped. Bring this Coupon in for your HEARING TEST: a $175 value, FREE! Hearing Aid Center Family owned and operated for over 60 years CALL TOLL FREE AT 888-744-7598 or 740-217-3910 We will be open on Thursday, April 4th and Tuesday, April 9th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Evening and Weekend tests by appointment. Visit our website www.beltonetristate.com WALK-INS BRING Most Insurance Plans Accepted! ALWAYS THIS WELCOME! COUPON! Managed Care Plans Offered! 6 THE BEACON We are located at 135 Downtowner Plaza • Coshocton, OH THANK YOU The family of James Lowell Smailes would like to thank everyone for their love and support during the loss of our loved one. Thanks for the floral arrangements, cards, online messages and spoken words of condolences. Thanks to friends and neighbors of Milfork Valley. To Conesville and New Moscow UMC for the lunch they provided and to their Pastor Jeff Calkins. Thanks to the veterans council for the military service. Also, to Community Hospice for their care and compassion. Special thanks to Given Dawson Paisley Funeral Home for being helpful. Smailes, Stoecker Siegrist Families www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com Contributed | Beacon Bobby Donathan, left, won the Newcomerstown Elks Americanism Essay Contest. Fifth grader wins Newcomerstown contest NEWCOMERSTOWN - A fi fth grade Newcomerstown stu- dent will compete with other district winners across the state in the Elks Americanism Essay Contest. Eleven year old Bobby Donathan's essay about "What Makes Me Proud of America," was chosen as the overall winner out of the entire Southeast-Ohio Region. Steven Pritchard, exhaled ruler with Newcomerstown Elks, rec- ognized him recently at West Elementary School with his certifi cate and monetary award. Donathan wrote about the “great military,” and said, “Our military has paved the way for Americans to be free to live their lives and seek their dreams.” He said his father Doyle is a veteran Navy pilot, and that is why he chose to enter the contest. Mother Laurie says for Bobby to achieve the goal is remarkable, by overcoming his adversity of dyslexia to write the essay, and attending public school only a little more than two years after formerly being home- schooled. She says he’s exceeding and is reading in ways she never thought possible. Elks essay Chair Paulla Emery hopes more students will take advantage of the opportunity by competing in next year's contest, and looks to make essay subject- matter attractive to youth to apply. Pritchard said Bobby's essay will be judged against other Ohio district winners in April for a chance to win the National Americanism essay title and travel to the Annual Elks National Convention. Contributed | Beacon 0056_040319 APRIL 3, 2019