Raymond Hildreth Boatright, 79 - Belpre, Ohio

Raymond Hildreth Boatright, 79, of Belpre died Feb. 26, 2005, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 8, 1925, in Calhoun County, W.Va., a son of the late Ernest Boatright and Orva Kimble Boatright Schoolcraft. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a maintenance worker at American Power and attended the United Methodist Church in Cutler, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife, Opal Richards Boatright of Belpre; daughter, Debbie Boatright of Belpre; sons and daughters-in-law, Greg Boatright of Chester, Ohio, Nathan and Ivonne Boatright of Rockledge, Fla., and Chris and Carol Richards of Florida; sisters and brothers-in-law, Olena and James Hopkins and Leola Schellengburg, all of Akron, Ohio, Wanda and Jim Stone of South Carolina, Beverly and Hal Wilber of Florida and Patricia Richards of Belpre; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Ford and Phyliss Boatright of Illinois and Howard and Marge Boatright of Akron.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Schartiger Boatright.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy, Ohio, with the Rev. Herbert Grate officiating. Interment will be in Chester Cemetery. Calling hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.