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Saturday, April 21, 2018
The Rochester Sentinel

    READY TO LEARN Kindergarten teacher Christina Wortley, left, assesses Alivia Carpenter, 5, right, while Delilah Grubbs, 2, center, watches during kindergarten roundup at Columbia Elementary School Wednesday.

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    DECORATED U.S. Army Sgt. Brandon Dubois wears, on his left chest, the Joint Service Commendation Medal for Valor.

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    LARGEST DONATION Greg Loving, left, of Rochester Metal Products, accepts Fulton County United Way’s largest donation from industry award from United Way board member Todd Van Sickel Wednesday.

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    SPEECH EXERCISE Students in Cheryl Wilhite’s Rochester Middle School eighth-grade speech class gathered with Columbia Elementary first- and second-graders recently. The speech students worked on expression and emotion as they read. The little ones got to practice reading back to the older students. Clockwise, from bottom left: Dustin Siebert, Dylan Steininger, Peyton Hiatt, Timothy Wootten, Ayden Smith, Javaunie Davidson, Mackenzie Kuhnz, Alexis Lloyd and Shelby Haselby.

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  • Allan D. Yeazel, 64, Rochester, died Thursday at his brother’s home in Rochester.
    Survivors include his wife, Terry Yeazel, Rochester; his children, Tony Yeazel, Elkhart, and Luke Yeazel, Elkhart; his sisters, Karen Yeazel, Rochester, and Susan Richardson, Roann; and his brothers, Stephen Yeazel, Warsaw, Dennis Yeazel, Rochester, and Randy Yeazel.
    His funeral service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Visitation is noon-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 
  • Jessie Gene Ousley Sr.
    Jessie Gene Ousley Sr., 62, passed away in his Athens home on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 2:55 a.m.  
    Jessie was born on March 21, 1956, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Warren Ousley Sr. and Fannie (Rose) Ousley.
    He attended Akron schools and spent most of his adult life in the Akron and Rochester areas.
  • Raymon Giles, 89, Fort Wayne, and formerly of rural Akron, died Tuesday at The Hearth at Sycamore Village Assisted Living, Fort Wayne.
    Survivors include his wife, Marie Giles, Fort Wayne; his daughter, Renee Knee, Akron; and his son, Tod Giles, Warsaw.
    His funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home. Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
  • Dolores L. Sriver
    Dolores L. Sriver, 98, North Manchester, and formerly of Akron, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, where she resided.
  • July 24, 1942 – April 13, 2018

    Melinda Diane Drudge Medlen, 75, Gobles, Mich., died on April 13, 2018, at 1:32 p.m. at her residence. She had resided there for three years, having come from Stephenson, Ark.

    She was born on July 24, 1942, to Richard and Mary Jane (Lantz) Drudge in Rochester. Diane graduated from Akron High School in 1960.

  • Rex L. Bowen
    Mr. Rex L. Bowen, 81, Rochester, passed away unexpectedly at 1:27 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018, at his residence.
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