(07/19/2002)
Blake Andrew Weaver, 75, of Vanderhoof Road, Coolville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Holser Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.

He was born September 29, 1926, on a farm near Tanner, West Virginia, a son of the late Jackson Woodford and Oleta Frymier Weaver. He was a brother to Norma Gallagher, James Weaver and Rondol Weaver, all deceased, and to Blaine Brown Weaver, who was killed in a bombing raid over the India Burma area during World War II. He also is the brother of Clem Weaver of Coolville.

Mr. Weaver served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a graduate of West Virginia University and taught school in West Virginia and Albany. He retired from the United States Postal Service.

Mr. Weaver is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joanna Meade Weaver; three sons, Major Llewelyn D. Weaver, USAF Retired of Fairview Heights, IL., Jerry D. Weaver of Amesville, a teacher, and Dion B. Weaver of Gainesville, FL; and three daughters, Rosanna Starr of Huntington Beach, CA, a teacher, Melodie Hughes of Oxford, Ohio, a teacher, and Marilynn Butler of Rochester, NY, a dean. He also is survived by 11 grandchildren, Dawn Weaver of Athens, Tara Weaver of Fairview Heights, Jared Weaver of Fairview Heights, Cpl. Jason Weaver, USMC, Camp Lejeune, NC, Airman Patrick Weaver, USAF, Sheppard AFB, Texas, Jacob Weaver of Amesville, Seth Weaver of Amesville, Austin Hughes of Athens, Cecilie Hughes of Oxford, Emily Butler of Rochester and Olivia Butler of Rochester; two great-grandchildren, Brooklynn Weaver of Nelsonville, and William Weaver of Amesville; and a cousin and special friend, Judith Washburn of Coolville.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, with the Rev. Alan Blackwood and Rev. Jane Beattle officiating. Burial will be in Coolville Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


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