Harry J. Malony
94th Infantry Division
9/15/1942 - 5/21/1945
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Paul H. Counts, 93, of Lebanon, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2015.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Margaret Counts of Coeburn, Va.; his brothers, Billy and Leon Counts; sister, Madeline Daniels; and his stepson, Harry "Poncho" Sword.
Paul was a retired electrician from Pittston Coal Company. He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving from 1942 to 1945. A lifetime member of the 94th Infantry Division Association, Inc. L/302.
He was also a member of the Mason Royal Arch since 1957, Abingdon Lodge #48, The Kentucky Colonel, and was a Charter Member of the Abingdon Eastern Star No. 182, joining on October 18, 1965. He was a member of the Lebanon VFW Post #9864, the American Legion Post 0208 and a member of the United Mine Workers of American District 17, Local 1959.
Paul is survived by his wife of 26 years, Lynn K. Counts; sons, Lee Counts of Greensboro, N.C., and Mike Counts and wife, Jodi, of Abingdon, Va.; stepdaughter, Misty Sword and husband, Brandon Stallard; six grandchildren, Paula Thomas, Lori Leal, Lauren Sword, Logan Sword, Maly Stallard and Elli Stallard; three great-grandchildren, Ella Thomas, Kathleen and Karissa Leal; sisters, Eloise Couch of Abingdon and Peggy Vincer, Delaware; brother, Gerald Counts and wife, Mae, Burlington, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Paul is also survived by his special friends, Bobby Joe and Maxie Kiser of Carbo, who shared many visits with Paul. Thank you to Carroll and Ruth Ann Clark for their many visits on Sunday nights. A very special thank you to Caris Healthcare and his caregivers, Miranda, Barbara, Mark and Latisha.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church with Masonic rites and an Eastern Star service. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Russell Memorial Cemetery with graveside rites conducted by the United Mine Workers of America and military rites performed by the Lebanon VFW Post #9864. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Abingdon Eastern Star 182. Share memories with the family at www.owensfuneralservice.com. Owens Funeral Service and Cremation Services, 7 Tate Street, Lebanon, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
Arthur B. Mohor, Jr.
Anthony J. Leo Sr. died Thursday April 9, 2015 at his home. He was born in Wellsburg, WV. A son of the late Tony Leo and Nina (Mirasola) Leo. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church Wolfhurst. Tony was a retired owner of Convenient Food Mart in Shadyside, Ohio. His greatest enjoyment was greeting customers, and meeting people, helping wherever and whomever he could. He was instrumental in the Formation of and was former president of Anthony Mining Company.
He was an Army Veteran in WWII, 94th Infantry Division, B Company 302 Infantry Regiment, the recipient of a Bronze Star, plus four battle stars, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and central Europe. He was a member of the American Legion, the 200 dance club-he was a true lover of Dance and good dance music.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Ruth (Camilletti) Leo, sisters Pauline and Rose Lucia, a brother Patsy Veltri, and a grandson Patrick Mahan. Tony is survived by his second wife Theresa Bryniarski Leo, children Nina Mahan, Anthony Leo Jr., Deborah Reilly, Jan West, Cynthia Adkins, and Michael Leo, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and one great great grandson.
Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Full military graveside will be conducted by the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad. To leave the family a condolence please visit www.wilsonfuneralhomes.com
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015
Lois Jean McCrea
July 28, 1926 - February 04, 2015
What a dear sweet soul...Our loss is Heaven's gain...
Lois Jean McCrea, 88, of Logansport, passed away at 9:24 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at her residence.
Born July 28, 1926, in Cass County, She was the daughter of the late Albert and Rosa (Gustafson)Johnson.
On June 13, 1948, in the Bethlehem Methodist Church, she married Thomas P. McCrea, who survives. The couple had first met at Purdue during 4-H Round-up as young teens in 1943.
A graduate of Metea High School, Lois Jean graduated from the Indianapolis General Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. During WWII, she served as a cadet nurse.
From 1958 to 1963, she was an evening supervisor at Logansport Memorial Hospital. She then worked as the school nurse for Pioneer Regional School Corporation from 1963 to 1974. Lois Jean was a lifetime member of the Florence Nightingale Study Club. She was an honorary board member of the American Red Cross having volunteered for the Red Cross since 1948.
Lois Jean was a full-time mother and farmer's wife. In earlier years, she taught Sunday School at Post Memorial Presbyterian Church. Since 1990, she was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Logansport.
Lois Jean enjoyed wintering in Naples, Florida with her husband. They had taken numerous cruises over the years as well. Some of their fondest trips were with dear friends, Millard and Betty Schwartz, traveling all over the U.S. to attend the 94th Infantry Division reunions.
Surviving with her husband are two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Joe Allen, of Logansport, and Margaret and Jim Nicholson, of Zionsville; eight grandchildren, Edye (husband Pat) Barber, of Walton, Jeff (wife Rhonda) Allen, of Logansport, Emily Perry, of Logansport, Lisa (husband Aaron) Reed, of Logansport, Lt. Tom (wife Capt. Tory) Nicholson currently stationed at Corpus Christi, Tim Nicholson of Chicago, John (wife Megan)Nicholson, of Lafayette and Ben Nicholson, currently in the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Wayne Johnson, of Greeley Colorado; one sister Maxine (husband Bill) Hatchel, of Kokomo; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four sisters Dorothy, Ruth, Violet and Erma; and brothers Kenneth, Everett and Carl Johnson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lois Jean McCrea Nursing Scholarship in care of the Cass County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 441, Logansport, IN 46947.