USA: Ohio Deaths

Cindra Rae Stevenson Gillespie, 66, of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in local hospital. She was a member of Shenandoah Baptist Church, where she and her husband were the directors of the DEAF ministries. She was active in the music and the Sunday school ministry. She also served as a volunteer at the Shenandoah Haven for Girls.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Jobe Stevenson and Glenna Mae Angle Stevenson.

She is survived by her husband, Roger Dale Gillespie of Cleveland; children, Joel Gillespie of Anchor Point, Alaska, and Jana Rae Misner and husband, Charles, of Cleveland; daughter-in-law, Daovon Dotson and husband, Jason, of Cleveland; six grandchildren, Jasmine and Lanoi Gillespie, Jackson Dotson and Piper, Chevy and Kamden Misner, all of Cleveland; two sisters, Nancy Kay Stevenson Wells and husband, James, of Carmel, Ind., and Susan Carol Stevenson Petty and husband, Ron, of Marshall, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

One of her passions was serving the deaf and hearing impaired community. She was the chairperson for the Chattanooga Chapter of the Registered Interpreters for Deaf (CCRID) for several years. She also founded a chapter in Ohio.

The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at Shenandoah Baptist Church with the Rev. Joshua Grubbs and the Rev. David Gamble officiating.

The family will receive friends from  5 to 7 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Covington, Ohio, at Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, 160 N. High St., Covington OH, 45318, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at noon, with their former pastor, Dr. Roger Green, officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in her honor to, Silent Word Ministries in Trenton, Ga., or to Bill Rice Ranch in Murfreesboro.


HURON — Michael R. Gillespie, 33, of Huron, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in his residence.

He was born Aug. 9, 1985, in Sandusky. He graduated from Huron High School in 2005. Michael loved making breakfast for his kids; fishing with his uncle Bill and cousin Dustin; working on cars with his stepdad; going to demolition derbies with his son Owen; watching “Supernatural” with his daughter Leah; watching “Stranger Things” with his kids; loved to snuggle with his kids Lexi and Paige; he liked being on time for things; and loved eating hot wings with his kids.

He is survived by the mother of his children, Kelly (Netherland) Gillespie of Sandusky; four children, Leah, Alexis, Paige, and Owen; his mother and stepfather, Carol and James Melville of Huron; and a niece, Hannah Zander.

Michael is preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold and Rosemary Faulkner; and a sister, Rosemary Zander. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Foster Funeral Home & Crematory, 410 Main St., Huron.

Paul D Gillespie, 60, of Newark, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Paul was preceded in death by his parents: Arnold and Virginia Gillespie; by his sisters Peggy, his twin Penny, and Connie; brothers Billy Joe, Arnold Jr, Jimmy, and Everett.

He is survived by his loving finance Pam Davis, his son, Derrick Gillespie (Kristin); daughter Richelle Gillespie; sisters Holly (Jeff) Clark, and Kelly Gillespie;  brothers Randy Gillespie, Dennis Gillespie (Candace), and John Gillespie. Cremation. No formal service. A celebration of life at a later date. (online obit)


R. Harold Gillespie, age 85 of Baltimore, died November 14, 2018, at his sister’s residence in Logan.  He was born to the late Harrison and Marry Hammner Gillespie on July 2 1933. He was a member of New Zion United Methodist Church.  Harold was the owner and operator of “Sis and Harold’s Pizza” in Baltimore, along with his late wife, Virginia.  He worked for Cotton Lumber for 14 years, then started his own vending business all prior to “Sis and Harold’s Pizza”.  He was always doing something, never stopping, and enjoyed listening to bluegrass and spending time with family and friends. Harold will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his son, James Gillespie; four grandchildren; brothers, Dairl Gillespie, Charles (Carol) Gillespie, Larry (Jeannie), and Dale Gillespie; and sisters, Ella Jackson and Deanna (Rick) Rausch.
Harold was preceded in death by his wife , Virginia Gillespie; parents; and brothers, Lawrence, Carroll, and Ronald Gillespie.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018, at the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home. Family and friends may call 2 hours prior from 9 until the time of service at the funeral home on Monday.  Burial will follow the service at Concord Cemetery in Grove City.

Source of Records:  Online newspaper obits

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