Kent B Stewart

Our beloved brother, uncle, and friend Kent B. Stewart passed away peacefully on June 17, 2020. Kent was born in Ogden, Utah, September 27, 1938 to Reed Wayment Stewart and Edna Helen Burton Stewart. He was raised in Warren, Utah on a farm. He graduated from Weber High School in 1956 and then from the University of Utah in 1963 with a degree in Physics. He was a member of the Army National Guard for 6 years. Kent worked at Thiokol and helped to develop the first stage Minuteman-I missile. In 1963, Kent moved to Richland, Washington and worked for General Electric at the Hanford Atomic Energy site in a reactor physics group. This had been his goal since the sixth grade. He then worked for University Computing. In 1981, Kent began working as a computer programmer for Exxon Nuclear which became Siemens Nuclear Fuel, and retired on October 31, 1997. Kent served as a volunteer for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Center for over 20 years, where he kept the computers working and up to date, and he became an accomplished genealogist and family history researcher. He communicated with many people worldwide via the internet and helped them to learn and improve their English. Kent was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Bryce B. Stewart. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his sister-in-law, Beverly Stewart, his nephews, Michael (Kimberley), Gregory (Meghan), Robert, and Christopher Stewart , Sandra Silva and her family, his extended family, and his many colleagues and friends. Graveside services to be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Friday, June 26, 2020, 10:00 a.m.

Benjamin Preston Rich

On January 30, 2021, Benjamin Preston Rich, beloved husband of Pamela Berkeley Rich, devoted father of Dr. Preston Berkeley Rich and his wife Melissa and Virginia Rich Killingstad and her husband Marc, dear grandfather of Jackson St.Clair Rich, John Berkeley Rich, Anna Sewell Killingstad and Eva Bond Killingstad, brother-in-law of Diane Berkeley Stasiewicz, uncle of Brett St.Claire Stasiewicz and John Brennan Stasiewicz.

A Graveside Service will be held Thursday, 2PM at Druid Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements by the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc.

Lola Mae Hunt Price

Lola Mae Price, age 89 of Guthrie, Oklahoma passed away June 18, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was born on May 20, 1930 in Parnell, Missouri to Archie and Lula (Roach) Hunt.

Lola moved to Guthrie from Carney, Oklahoma in 2016. On December 25, 1947 she married Johnie L.G. Price in Ponca City and worked as a homemaker. Lola enjoyed gardening, doll collecting, antiques, and most of all, her family. She was a member of the Logan County Genealogical Society and the American Farmers and Ranchers Association.

Survivors include her daughters Carolyn Price of Carney and Linda Pruitt of Guthrie; sister Dorothy Hammett of Wichita, Kansas; grandchildren Kimberly Hickey, Michelle Kirkes, and Michael Price; great grandchildren Miles Clutter, Kolby Wilson, Abby Wilson, and Eli Gipson; great-great grandchildren Makeah and Kyson Clutter; and a number of cousins, other relatives, and friends. Lola was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 2007, and her son Johnie L.G. Price II in 2013.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Logan County Genealogical Society Inc., 406 E. Oklahoma, Guthrie, OK, Town of Glencoe (indicate Union Cemetery) 220 W. Shepard St. Glencoe, OK or the charity of your choice.Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at

Rose Mary Hunt Orr

Rose Mary (Hunt) Orr, age 98 years, a resident of Vienna, Illinois, passed away Tuesday morning, May 5, 2020, at 1 AM at Parkway Manor in Marion, Illinois.

Rose Mary was born January 10, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was the daughter of Chester R. and Eva Lena (Veach) Hunt.

Rose Mary was first united in marriage to James Edwin Crain. He preceded her in death on October 11, 1949. Rose Mary was later united in marriage to Harold Eugene Orr on January 15, 1955 at the Vienna First United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on March 29, 2018.

Rose Mary is survived by: her children – Michael Crain & Larry Crain both of Vienna, and Patricia (Steve) Crain Stroud of Raleigh, North Carolina; stepsons – John E. (Carole) Orr of Star, Idaho and Robert L. (Mary) Orr of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; 8 grandchildren – John G. Orr, Robin Roseberry Anders, Granger Roseberry, Michaeline A. Schuetz, Katrina Orr, Chadd Harbaugh, Travis Crain and Blake Crain; and several great grandchildren. Continue reading

Vernon Lee Jacobs

age 80, Beloved husband of Carole (nee Latanick) for 49 years. Son of the late Joseph Sydney and Eva Ione. Brother of the late Ima Jean and Dorothy Helen. Dear uncle of Gary and Greg Saber and Danny and Starlyn Borders. Loving cousin of Betty White and family. Passed away February 2, 2021. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Monday, February 8, at St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Road, Bay Village.

Harold Eugene Gaither

7 April 1949 - 29 Jul 2020

Harold was born to James and Leslie (Pritchard) Gaither in Memphis, TN. He was a Vietnam Veteran and served his country with the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) and achieved the rank of Specialist 4. Harold received his Engineering Degree from State Technical Institute at Memphis. In his spare time, he loved to rebuild and restore classic cars.

Harold is survived by Jean Gaither, mother of his children; daughter, Alicia Carpenter (Roger); son Brantley Gaither (Laura), grandchildren, Alese Carpenter, Alana Carpenter, Dylan Carpenter, Grant Gaither, Cole Gaither; great-granddaughter Avery; sister, Marcia Atwood (John); and many nieces and nephews. Harold is preceded in death by his parents, younger brother, Jim Gaither, and his loyal canine companion, Milton.

Janie Sigmon Leonard

Janie Sigmon Leonard passed away peacefully on July 1, 2020 in Raleigh, NC after an unexpected stay at Rex Hospital. She was born December 27, 1942, in Claremont, NC to the late Eulan Eugene Sigmon and Mary Nell Little Sigmon. After graduating from Bunker Hill High School in Catawba County, she attended Appalachian Teachers College (now Appalachian State University) until she married her beloved Bruce Gill Leonard and moved to Memphis, TN. They were married 57 years before Bruce’s passing in October 2019. Bruce and Janie raised 3 children in Raleigh, NC, all surviving, Alaric “Larry” Leonard, Lisa Leonard Carlay, (husband, Mark) and Andrew Leonard (wife, Angie). Janie is also survived by her brother, Timothy Sigmon of Catawba, NC and 4 grandchildren, Casey Carlay, Nicholas Carlay, Reid Leonard, and Evan Leonard. Janie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She had a calming way about her and always stopped to listen when someone needed to talk. Janie was active in the lives of her growing children, whether it was being a scout leader or hauling kids to soccer, baseball and track practices. During those years she was a substitute teacher. She also was part owner of the Calico Cat craft shop in Raleigh for several years. Later she worked many years for Drs. Thornhill and Thornhill. As a longtime member of Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, she was active in the Cameron King (now Wesleyan) Sunday School Class and Circle No. 7. A celebration of life service for Bruce and Janie will be held later when circumstances allow.

Dr. Cornelius E Gaither

Dr. Cornelius Elbert Gaither, 28 Feb 1928, Philadelphia, PA—22 Mar 2020, Aberdeen, MD, Son of Dr. Cornelius and Edith Albertha Robinson. Cornelius was Past President of SJGD and a ground breaker in many fields. For an interview in 2014 click this link or copy and paste.

Alice M Gaither


Alice M Gaither, 87, of Charleston, SC, wife of William "Bill" Gaither Jr., peacefully passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020.

Alice was born on October 6, 1932 in Hamlet, NC, daughter of the late Luther Mudd and Elizabeth B. Pearson Mudd. She graduated from King's Business College in NC, and worked as an office manager in a doctor's office, at a shipping company and in the Dogwood Room Restaurant in the Charlotte Airport.

Alice was active in her church and was the chair of the Pastor Parrish Committee. She played Bridge weekly with friends and enjoyed sewing. She even made her own wedding dress. Alice and Bill had a black cat named Missy and a Cocker Spaniel named Sandy. After retirement Alice and Bill traveled to 49 states by car.

Surviving Alice are her dear husband of 59 years, Bill Gaither; her son, William Gaither (Sheila); her daughter, Elizabeth Gaither Hartsell (Alex); three grandchildren, Elaina Ann Novak of Chesapeake, VA, William Ryan Gaither of Hanahan, SC, and William Alex Hartsell of Charleston, SC.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her two sisters, Irene Crisco of Hamlet, NC, and Felicity Adams of Clover, SC.

A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel. The family will receive friends prior to the service. Burial will follow at Live Oak Memorial Gardens.


Past President Bruce Gill Leonard 29 Mar 1940 – 28 Oct 2019

Obituary of Bruce Gill Leonard

Bruce Gill Leonard was born on March 29, 1940, in Catawba, NC, to C. T. and Genevieve Leonard. He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers, James, Joe and Phillip. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janie Sigmon Leonard, and their children, Alaric Leonard, Lisa Carlay and Andrew (Angie) Leonard. He is also survived by his 4 grandchildren, Casey, Nicholas, Reid, and Evan. Continue reading