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Rhonda Millhorn Spellar

Saturday, April 08, 2017

The Family of Rhonda Kay Spellar will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at East Tennessee Funeral Home on Friday, March 31, 2017 with Services to Follow at 8:00 pm in the Chapel with Brother Lee Gragg Officiating. Graveside services with be at East Tennessee Cemetery at 11:00 am, Saturday, April 1, 2017.The family requests in leiu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to East Tennessee Funeral Home,2630 Highway 75 Blountville, Tennessee.

Obituary: Loleta May Merrill - Twin Falls Times-News

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Farm Bureau. She was a member of the Albion Senior Citizens and the Albion Four-Leaf Clover Club. She was a faithful member of the LDS Church and loved being a Den Mother for eight years in the Pella Ward. She also served in the Sunday School, Mutual, Primary and Relief Society. She served in the Bishop’s Storehouse and the Twin Falls Temple, which she dearly loved. She was always happiest when she was busy helping others; cooking, cleaning, canning fruits and vegetables, and making jerky, pickles, and jam and jelly that she shared with her family and friends. She also enjoyed bowling for more than 40 years, golf, horseback riding, traveling, reading, and, watching many sports on TV – especially rodeos, bull riding, and the Golden State Warriors.She is survived by her children, Linda (Wendell) Cutler of Heyburn, Gay Dawn (Lonnie) Downs of Burley, Marshall May and Mervin (Tracey) May both of Rupert; 17 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her bonus Merrill family, daughter-in-law, Evelyn (Gary Lynn-deceased) Merrill; and son, Donald Lee (Deann) Merrill, all of Bountiful, Utah; and 34 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husbands, Wayne and Donald; her son, Marlin; Don’s son, Gary Lynn Merrill; her parents; and her siblings, Norma Bedke, Josie Spiers, Darhl Udy, Arthella Warren, Lyle Udy, and Patty Hayden. Sign up to get each day's obituaries sent to your email inbox .whatcounts-form-container.well { padding-bottom: 5px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col, .whatcounts-form-container .right-col{ float: left; width: 100%; max-width: 345px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col{ margin-right: 20px; } .whatcounts-form-container .whatcounts-min .left-col{ max-width: none; margin: 0; } .whatcounts-form-container .disclaimer { font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px; margin-bottom:10px; clear:both; } .whatcounts-form-container .input-group-addon.wc-addon-captcha{ padding: 4px 10px; border-left: 0; } The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 31, at the Burley West Stake Center, 2420 Parke Ave., in Burley, with Bishop Brent Winn officiating. Burial will follow at Gem Memorial Gardens in Burley.Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Friday, preceding the service at the church.Memorial contributions in Loleta’s name may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Humanitarian Fund, Missionary Fund, or a charity of your choice.

Howard Chasanow, judge on Maryland Court of Appeals, dies at 79 - Washington Post

Saturday, April 08, 2017

By Bart Barnes, Howard S. Chasanow, a Maryland judge for 28 years at the district, circuit and appellate court level who became a professional mediator of legal disputes, died April 2 at a hospital in Baltimore. He died the day before his 80th birthday.Judge Chasanow, a resident of College Park, Md., died of spinal injuries resulting from a two-vehicle accident in Berwyn Heights, Md., on March 20, said a brother-in-law, Ken Greenberger. He was the only one hurt in the accident, Greenberger said.Judge Chasanow was appointed in 1971 to a seat on the District Court, which in Maryland hears such cases as landlord-tenant disputes, motor vehicle violations, misdemeanors and certain felonies.As a Circuit Court judge in Prince George’s County from 1977 to 1990, he presided over jury trials, serious criminal cases and major civil cases, including such family law cases as divorces and child custody disputes.He retired from the bench in 1999 after nine years on the Maryland Court of Appeals, the highest judicial panel in the state. He spent the next 15 years as a full-time mediator, helping ...

Wellsburg Christmas Parade set for Nov. 25 - The Daily Times

Monday, March 06, 2017

PARADE MARSHALS. The Brooke High School Madrigal Choir will display talent at singing a capella when they perform in the Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, of which they are grand marshals. With the group and their director, Celesta Byard, is Eric Fithyan, parade chairman. -- ContributedWELLSBURG — A Wellsburg holiday tradition will continue when the Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce holds it Christmas parade at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25.This year the Brooke High School Madrigal Choir will serve as grand marshal.Dressed in costumes inspired by the Middle Ages, the choir is known for its skill at performing music from various eras without instrumental accompaniment.Led for years by Rick Taylor and later by his son, Nick, the group has been invited over the years to perform for the 50th anniversary of V-E Day in Europe, Memorial Day observances in Washington, D.C., and other special events.Last year Celesta Byard became its director.Combining entertainment by the choir and a Medieval-style meal, the event will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 9-10 at the school. Tickets are $2...

NY state appeals court rejects lawsuit against funeral home that misplaced Harlem woman's ashes - New York Daily News

Monday, January 30, 2017

February 2007 funeral, and her oldest daughter sued Benta's Funeral Home after the home later tried to present them with their mother's supposed remains.But the Appellate Division on Thursday upheld a decision by a Manhattan judge who last year tossed Dana Bailey's $750,000 lawsuit."Merely causing doubt in the plaintiff's mind regarding whether particular ashes are those of her loved one, without more, is not actionable," the judges wrote.Benta's Funeral Home, a Harlem fixture since 1928, has handled the funeral arrangements for the likes of dance legend Alvin Ailey, jazzman Count Basie and writer Langston Hughes.Betran's three kids, however, were horrified when they discovered that the Pottery Barn vase that was supposed to carry her ashes contained only tissue paper."I trusted them with my loved one," Bailey told the News in 2007. "And they didn't do the job they were supposed to do."The judges pointed out that the funeral home had demonstrated that the ashes weren't lost, and tried to return them within weeks of Betran's funeral."It attempted to deliver the ashes to the plaintiff, who refused to accept such delivery," the judges wrote.Betran was 55 when she died from cancer on Feb. 3, 2007.Send a Letter to the EditorJoin the Conversation:facebookTweet...

Cornelia Bruxvoort - Newton Daily News

Monday, January 23, 2017

Newton Christian School or a charity of your choosing.  Cornelia “Kay” Bruxvoort, the daughter of William Martin and Tienne (DeVries) Boender, was born Feb. 6, 1922, in Pella. She attended the Flint Ridge Country Schools in Marion County. Kay had made her profession of faith at as a teenager, in the Protestant Reformed Church.  On May 29, 1941, she was united in marriage with Herman Bruxvoort in Oskaloosa. To this union one son was born, Donald Wayne. They made their home on farms in the Sully, Peoria and Kellogg areas, before moving to Newton, where they lived for more than 60 years. Helping Herman on the farm, Kay had devoted her life to her husband, children, grandchildren and family. Kay and Herman were faithful member of the Newton Christian Reformed Church, where she taught Sunday School and participated and served in many varied ways. The last seven years, Kay spent at the Newton Village Retirement Community. She truly enjoyed her family and friends, cooking, baking, her flowers, birds and all nature. Kay went to be with her Lord Friday morning, Jan. 13, 2017, at the Nelson Manor in Newton. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herman Feb. 27, 2010; her four brothers, John, Sam, Cornie and Ed Boender; four sisters, Nellie Stouwie, Helen Bruxvoort, Wilma Veldhuizen and Martha Enieng...

Man who killed three in Fort Worth is first execution of 2017 - Fort Worth Star Telegram

Monday, January 23, 2017

Texas scheduled several executions at the beginning of last year but many were postponed or stayed.The downward trend in executions has not abated, and every year jurors, prosecutors and appellate justices send fewer people to the lethal-injection chamber.“The reason varies by case,” Houle said. “Questions about DNA, faulty science, prosecutorial misconduct — all these things are giving courts more pause than they used to.” This report includes material from the Star-Telegram archives and The Associated Press.Other Tarrant County men on Death Row Tilon Carter, 37, is set for execution Feb. 7 for the robbery and 2004 slaying of James Tomlin, 89, a Bell Helicopter retiree. Prosecutors said Carter and his girlfriend, Leketha Allen, went to Tomlin’s home to rob him and took $6,000. Allen was sentenced to 25 years.James Bigby, 61, is set to die March 14. In 1987, the former Kennedale auto mechanic fatally shot Mike Trekell and drowned Trekell’s 4-month-old son, Jayson, in a bathroom sink. Bigby was also suspected of killing Clavin Crane of Fort Worth and Frank Johnson of Arlington.Paul Storey, 32, is scheduled to be executed April 12. Storey was convicted of killing Hurst Putt-Putt assistant manager Jonas Cherry, who was shot in the head and legs as he begged for his life during a robbery in 2006. Accomplice Mark Porter pleaded guilty to capital murder and received a life senten...

Missouri Supreme Court judge Richard Teitelman dies at 69 - STLtoday.com

Monday, December 12, 2016

Tippin Cutler, president of the Missouri Bar, offered condolences to Teitelman’s family and friends.“We join with the Court in recognizing his 18 years of service to the people of Missouri as an appellate judge and his career-long dedication to making sure all Missourians, regardless of their income, have equal access to justice in Missouri,” Tippin Cutler noted in a statement.House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty said the court benefited from Teitelman’s dedication to equal justice for all.“During his decades representing poor clients as a legal aid attorney and later as a jurist, Judge Richard Teitelman’s commitment to protecting the less fortunate from injustice was unwavering,” McCann Beatty said.Thomas G. Glick, president of the board of directors of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri offered praise for Teitelman.“He gave voice to those without representation and was tireless in his work to protect the vulnerable,” Glick said.Selection processTeitelman’s death sets up a process that likely will give Gov.-elect Eric Greitens, a Republican, the opportunity to select a replacement for the seven-member high court.The selection of Supreme Court judges is governed by Missouri’s nonpartisan court plan. Under that process, a committee headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge will set out a schedule for attorneys to apply for the position. That panel interviews the applicants and submits three names to the governor, who has 60 days to choose a finalist.Typically, however, the application, interview and selection process takes longer than the 41 days left in Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s term.The selection committee comprises the chief justice, three attorneys chosen by their fellow lawyers and three Missouri residents appointed by the governor. Of the citizen members, the term of Cheryl Darrough of Columbia ends Dec. 31, giving Nixon the ability to keep his fingerprints on the panel before he leaves on Jan. 9.In a statement, Nixon said, “Judge Teitelman will be remembered not only for his breaking new ground as the first legally blind judge to sit on Missouri’s highest court, but also for his legal skills and his passion for justice. He truly listened to, and never forgot, those who needed justice the most.”During the recent election, Greitens signaled that he wants to alter the state’s court plan, which is viewed as a national model for removing partisanship from the judiciary.“Eric is opposed to our current system of judicial selection that gives trial lawyers too much control over the appointment of the very judges they argue their cases in front of,” Greitens policy director Will Scharf said in October.‘Passionate public service’In a statement issued Tuesda...

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Rhonda Millhorn Spellar

Saturday, April 08, 2017

The Family of Rhonda Kay Spellar will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at East Tennessee Funeral Home on Friday, March 31, 2017 with Services to Follow at 8:00 pm in the Chapel with Brother Lee Gragg Officiating. Graveside services with be at East Tennessee Cemetery at 11:00 am, Saturday, April 1, 2017.The family requests in leiu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to East Tennessee Funeral Home,2630 Highway 75 Blountville, Tennessee.

Obituary: Loleta May Merrill - Twin Falls Times-News

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Farm Bureau. She was a member of the Albion Senior Citizens and the Albion Four-Leaf Clover Club. She was a faithful member of the LDS Church and loved being a Den Mother for eight years in the Pella Ward. She also served in the Sunday School, Mutual, Primary and Relief Society. She served in the Bishop’s Storehouse and the Twin Falls Temple, which she dearly loved. She was always happiest when she was busy helping others; cooking, cleaning, canning fruits and vegetables, and making jerky, pickles, and jam and jelly that she shared with her family and friends. She also enjoyed bowling for more than 40 years, golf, horseback riding, traveling, reading, and, watching many sports on TV – especially rodeos, bull riding, and the Golden State Warriors.She is survived by her children, Linda (Wendell) Cutler of Heyburn, Gay Dawn (Lonnie) Downs of Burley, Marshall May and Mervin (Tracey) May both of Rupert; 17 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her bonus Merrill family, daughter-in-law, Evelyn (Gary Lynn-deceased) Merrill; and son, Donald Lee (Deann) Merrill, all of Bountiful, Utah; and 34 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husbands, Wayne and Donald; her son, Marlin; Don’s son, Gary Lynn Merrill; her parents; and her siblings, Norma Bedke, Josie Spiers, Darhl Udy, Arthella Warren, Lyle Udy, and Patty Hayden. Sign up to get each day's obituaries sent to your email inbox .whatcounts-form-container.well { padding-bottom: 5px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col, .whatcounts-form-container .right-col{ float: left; width: 100%; max-width: 345px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col{ margin-right: 20px; } .whatcounts-form-container .whatcounts-min .left-col{ max-width: none; margin: 0; } .whatcounts-form-container .disclaimer { font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px; margin-bottom:10px; clear:both; } .whatcounts-form-container .input-group-addon.wc-addon-captcha{ padding: 4px 10px; border-left: 0; } The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 31, at the Burley West Stake Center, 2420 Parke Ave., in Burley, with Bishop Brent Winn officiating. Burial will follow at Gem Memorial Gardens in Burley.Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Friday, preceding the service at the church.Memorial contributions in Loleta’s name may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Humanitarian Fund, Missionary Fund, or a charity of your choice.

Howard Chasanow, judge on Maryland Court of Appeals, dies at 79 - Washington Post

Saturday, April 08, 2017

By Bart Barnes, Howard S. Chasanow, a Maryland judge for 28 years at the district, circuit and appellate court level who became a professional mediator of legal disputes, died April 2 at a hospital in Baltimore. He died the day before his 80th birthday.Judge Chasanow, a resident of College Park, Md., died of spinal injuries resulting from a two-vehicle accident in Berwyn Heights, Md., on March 20, said a brother-in-law, Ken Greenberger. He was the only one hurt in the accident, Greenberger said.Judge Chasanow was appointed in 1971 to a seat on the District Court, which in Maryland hears such cases as landlord-tenant disputes, motor vehicle violations, misdemeanors and certain felonies.As a Circuit Court judge in Prince George’s County from 1977 to 1990, he presided over jury trials, serious criminal cases and major civil cases, including such family law cases as divorces and child custody disputes.He retired from the bench in 1999 after nine years on the Maryland Court of Appeals, the highest judicial panel in the state. He spent the next 15 years as a full-time mediator, helping ...

Wellsburg Christmas Parade set for Nov. 25 - The Daily Times

Monday, March 06, 2017

PARADE MARSHALS. The Brooke High School Madrigal Choir will display talent at singing a capella when they perform in the Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, of which they are grand marshals. With the group and their director, Celesta Byard, is Eric Fithyan, parade chairman. -- ContributedWELLSBURG — A Wellsburg holiday tradition will continue when the Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce holds it Christmas parade at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25.This year the Brooke High School Madrigal Choir will serve as grand marshal.Dressed in costumes inspired by the Middle Ages, the choir is known for its skill at performing music from various eras without instrumental accompaniment.Led for years by Rick Taylor and later by his son, Nick, the group has been invited over the years to perform for the 50th anniversary of V-E Day in Europe, Memorial Day observances in Washington, D.C., and other special events.Last year Celesta Byard became its director.Combining entertainment by the choir and a Medieval-style meal, the event will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 9-10 at the school. Tickets are $2...

NY state appeals court rejects lawsuit against funeral home that misplaced Harlem woman's ashes - New York Daily News

Monday, January 30, 2017

February 2007 funeral, and her oldest daughter sued Benta's Funeral Home after the home later tried to present them with their mother's supposed remains.But the Appellate Division on Thursday upheld a decision by a Manhattan judge who last year tossed Dana Bailey's $750,000 lawsuit."Merely causing doubt in the plaintiff's mind regarding whether particular ashes are those of her loved one, without more, is not actionable," the judges wrote.Benta's Funeral Home, a Harlem fixture since 1928, has handled the funeral arrangements for the likes of dance legend Alvin Ailey, jazzman Count Basie and writer Langston Hughes.Betran's three kids, however, were horrified when they discovered that the Pottery Barn vase that was supposed to carry her ashes contained only tissue paper."I trusted them with my loved one," Bailey told the News in 2007. "And they didn't do the job they were supposed to do."The judges pointed out that the funeral home had demonstrated that the ashes weren't lost, and tried to return them within weeks of Betran's funeral."It attempted to deliver the ashes to the plaintiff, who refused to accept such delivery," the judges wrote.Betran was 55 when she died from cancer on Feb. 3, 2007.Send a Letter to the EditorJoin the Conversation:facebookTweet...

Cornelia Bruxvoort - Newton Daily News

Monday, January 23, 2017

Newton Christian School or a charity of your choosing.  Cornelia “Kay” Bruxvoort, the daughter of William Martin and Tienne (DeVries) Boender, was born Feb. 6, 1922, in Pella. She attended the Flint Ridge Country Schools in Marion County. Kay had made her profession of faith at as a teenager, in the Protestant Reformed Church.  On May 29, 1941, she was united in marriage with Herman Bruxvoort in Oskaloosa. To this union one son was born, Donald Wayne. They made their home on farms in the Sully, Peoria and Kellogg areas, before moving to Newton, where they lived for more than 60 years. Helping Herman on the farm, Kay had devoted her life to her husband, children, grandchildren and family. Kay and Herman were faithful member of the Newton Christian Reformed Church, where she taught Sunday School and participated and served in many varied ways. The last seven years, Kay spent at the Newton Village Retirement Community. She truly enjoyed her family and friends, cooking, baking, her flowers, birds and all nature. Kay went to be with her Lord Friday morning, Jan. 13, 2017, at the Nelson Manor in Newton. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herman Feb. 27, 2010; her four brothers, John, Sam, Cornie and Ed Boender; four sisters, Nellie Stouwie, Helen Bruxvoort, Wilma Veldhuizen and Martha Enieng...

Man who killed three in Fort Worth is first execution of 2017 - Fort Worth Star Telegram

Monday, January 23, 2017

Texas scheduled several executions at the beginning of last year but many were postponed or stayed.The downward trend in executions has not abated, and every year jurors, prosecutors and appellate justices send fewer people to the lethal-injection chamber.“The reason varies by case,” Houle said. “Questions about DNA, faulty science, prosecutorial misconduct — all these things are giving courts more pause than they used to.” This report includes material from the Star-Telegram archives and The Associated Press.Other Tarrant County men on Death Row Tilon Carter, 37, is set for execution Feb. 7 for the robbery and 2004 slaying of James Tomlin, 89, a Bell Helicopter retiree. Prosecutors said Carter and his girlfriend, Leketha Allen, went to Tomlin’s home to rob him and took $6,000. Allen was sentenced to 25 years.James Bigby, 61, is set to die March 14. In 1987, the former Kennedale auto mechanic fatally shot Mike Trekell and drowned Trekell’s 4-month-old son, Jayson, in a bathroom sink. Bigby was also suspected of killing Clavin Crane of Fort Worth and Frank Johnson of Arlington.Paul Storey, 32, is scheduled to be executed April 12. Storey was convicted of killing Hurst Putt-Putt assistant manager Jonas Cherry, who was shot in the head and legs as he begged for his life during a robbery in 2006. Accomplice Mark Porter pleaded guilty to capital murder and received a life senten...

Missouri Supreme Court judge Richard Teitelman dies at 69 - STLtoday.com

Monday, December 12, 2016

Tippin Cutler, president of the Missouri Bar, offered condolences to Teitelman’s family and friends.“We join with the Court in recognizing his 18 years of service to the people of Missouri as an appellate judge and his career-long dedication to making sure all Missourians, regardless of their income, have equal access to justice in Missouri,” Tippin Cutler noted in a statement.House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty said the court benefited from Teitelman’s dedication to equal justice for all.“During his decades representing poor clients as a legal aid attorney and later as a jurist, Judge Richard Teitelman’s commitment to protecting the less fortunate from injustice was unwavering,” McCann Beatty said.Thomas G. Glick, president of the board of directors of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri offered praise for Teitelman.“He gave voice to those without representation and was tireless in his work to protect the vulnerable,” Glick said.Selection processTeitelman’s death sets up a process that likely will give Gov.-elect Eric Greitens, a Republican, the opportunity to select a replacement for the seven-member high court.The selection of Supreme Court judges is governed by Missouri’s nonpartisan court plan. Under that process, a committee headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge will set out a schedule for attorneys to apply for the position. That panel interviews the applicants and submits three names to the governor, who has 60 days to choose a finalist.Typically, however, the application, interview and selection process takes longer than the 41 days left in Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s term.The selection committee comprises the chief justice, three attorneys chosen by their fellow lawyers and three Missouri residents appointed by the governor. Of the citizen members, the term of Cheryl Darrough of Columbia ends Dec. 31, giving Nixon the ability to keep his fingerprints on the panel before he leaves on Jan. 9.In a statement, Nixon said, “Judge Teitelman will be remembered not only for his breaking new ground as the first legally blind judge to sit on Missouri’s highest court, but also for his legal skills and his passion for justice. He truly listened to, and never forgot, those who needed justice the most.”During the recent election, Greitens signaled that he wants to alter the state’s court plan, which is viewed as a national model for removing partisanship from the judiciary.“Eric is opposed to our current system of judicial selection that gives trial lawyers too much control over the appointment of the very judges they argue their cases in front of,” Greitens policy director Will Scharf said in October.‘Passionate public service’In a statement issued Tuesda...