Ruth Whitt, a long time former resident of the Bluffton area passed away on July 16, 2014, in a specialty hospital in Augusta, Ga. Mrs. Whitt was born May 30, 1939, in Point Marion, Pa., and attended Point Marion HS. Ruth is survived by husband Wales Whitt, by daughters Roxanne (Long) Gilliam, Keely (Long) Beale, Michelle (Gluvna) Gould; son Kevin Whitt; ten grandchildren and several great grand children. Mrs. Whitt was preceded in death by her eldest daughter Robin (Henry) Whitt. Mrs. Whitt was a member of the Shomburg Rd. Baptist Church. A celebration of life ceremony will be held on June 4 at the village park at 2 p.m. Ruth’s family will be there, but visitors are welcome to come by anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Larry Kay Sterling, 75, died on May 14 with his family by his side in his home in Crawfordsville, Ind. He was born on Jan. 25, 1940, in Deshler, Ohio, to Violet and Lyndus Sterling. His father Lyndus instilled in him the ethos of always repairing things on your own. His mother Violet encouraged his love of music.
Lynnita Linda (Swank) Millay, 74, of Jenera died Thursday morning, May 14, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. Lynn was born March 1, 1941, in Bluffton to Bertrand and Juanita (Lora) Swank. She married Marvin Millay on January 30, 1981, and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Leigh Ann Alspach and Barbara Alspach both of Bluffton, a step son, Troy Millay of Kentucky, a brother, James (Pam) Swank of Melbourne, Fla., two sisters, Shirley (Larry) Copeland of Findlay and Sue (Harry) Osborn of Bluffton. She was preceded in death by a step son, David Millay.
Dean Alan Miller, 55, Dawsonville, Ga., passed away May 14 at 1:35 p.m. following an extended illness. He was born December 28, 1959, in Pandora, Ohio, to Ellen-Mae Miller and the late Paul E. Miller. He was married to his wife of 24 years, Susan Nelson Miller, on March 30, 1985, who also preceded him in death. Mr. Miller graduated in 1978 from Pandora High School, Pandora, Ohio, and attended the University of Florida, Gainesville. A member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Alpharetta, Ga., he worked during school years in the summer for William (Bill) Hohenbrink, Rockport, Ohio, owner of Vinyl Porch Enclosures and Greenhouses, Dunedin, Fla., and for the past 15 years as a manager for Home Depot in Dawsonville, Ga.