Billy G. Baisden, 55
Billy Gene Baisden, 55, 2279 Little Hardwicks Creek Road, Clay City, husband of Karen Baisden, died on Thursday, Dec. 17 at his home. He was born Dec. 29, 1953 in West Virginia.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Baisden, Clay City; sons, Shawn and wife, Marlena Baisden, Campton, Billy Baisden Jr., Clay City, and Gregory and wife, Emily Baisden, Clay City; daughters, Shona Morton Baisden, Clay City and Megan and husband, Ian Smith, Clay City; brother, Mark Baisden, Wellston, Ohio; sisters, Rose Gilbert, Middletown, Ohio, Loretta Baisden, Clay City, and Regina Statler, Kings Mill, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Pottorf, father, Hillard Baisden, son, Anthony Baisden, and brother, Randal Baisden.
Services were held on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. Wells Clay City Chapel by Rev. Ted Linkous. Burial was in Puckett-Ware Cemetery, Little Hardwicks Creek, Clay City. Pallbearers who served were Aaron Crase, Paul Kennon Jr., Michael Shane Kennon, Ricky Kennon, Darrell Kennon, and Brandon Kennon. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Kennon, Jared Kennon, and Blue Rogers.
Fred Isaacs, 79
Fred Isaacs of Hamilton, Ohio, died on Dec. 14, 2009 following a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Jan. 8, 1930 in Red Lick to parents Charles and Gracie (Lainhart) Isaacs. Fred married his lifetime sweetheart Patricia Eyvone Hufford in Covington on Aug. 31, 1947, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 2008.
Fred attended school in Red Lick and Hamilton, Ohio and he was an active member and volunteer of the First Baptist Church of Hamilton for many years. Fred was employed by the Wright Bernett Brush Company in Hamilton for 43 years, retiring as Plant Supervisor in August of 1986. He was the founder and operator, with wife Eyvone, of the City Shoe Repair in Hamilton for many years. He also was actively engaged in the investment property market in Hamilton for many years and distinguished himself as a successful and caring property owner.
Fred and Eyvone spent their retirement years serving others as volunteers for Meals On Wheels and driving shut-ins and children to church. They reveled in their camping and travels, and in sharing their experiences with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and close friends. They spent many summers camping at Hueston Woods and relaxing on their beloved pontoon boat, “Happiness Is…”. They wintered many years in Ft. Myers and Venice, Florida and they camped many springs and falls in Pigeon Forge. They were rarely separated and he was a role model of the loving devoted husband. Fred was an incredible care-giver during Eyvone’s extended illness.
Together, they raised five children: Fred, Jr. (Carol), Jane (Joe), David (Angela), Barb (Bob) and Tom (Pam); the doting grandparents to 16 grandchildren and great grandparents to eight. Fred was one of four children, and is survived by his younger sister Elizabeth (Schmitz), as well as numerous step siblings, nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff at Pavillion and Sunrise for their caring during Mom’s and Dad’s illnesses.
The funeral was held on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Hamilton,1501 Pyramid Hill Blvd., Hamilton, Ohio. Mr. Jack Young, Dr. Dennis Metzger and Rev. William Brantingham officiated at the funeral service. Internment followed the service at Rose Hill Burial Park. Avance Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Condolences can be expressed at avancefuneralhome.com. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made the Hueston Woods State Park Nature Center, Oxford, Ohio 45056.
Eva Lainhart, 90
Eva Lainhart, 90, of Dayton, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009 in Springmeade Nursing Home, Tipp City. She was born in Irvine on Aug. 15, 1919 the daughter of W. J. and Affie (Webb) Richardson. She was retired from Brown & Brockmeyer in Dayton and was baptized in the Baptist Church in Irvine.
She is survived by her daughter Veronica Cindy Lainhart of Dayton; five grandchildren Michael Terry Konicki, Sherri Lynn Wilson, Anita Jo Kleir, William Andrew Lainhart, and Jenny Rebecca Lainhart; nine great grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; two sisters Lamata (Ralph Dale) Brill and Jeanette Asbury, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Venson Franklin Lainhart, son Venson Lavon Lainhart, daughter Vida Phyllis Konicki-Wells, one brother and three sisters.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 at Blessing Funeral Home, 11900 North Dixie Drive, Tipp City, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Dewey Pope, Sr. officiating. Burial followed in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Tipp City. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Eva’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association 3797 Summit Glen Dr. Suite 100 Dayton, Ohio 45449.