Richard Hugh Ferrell, 71, of Columbus, Ohio passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2001.

He was born January 15, 1930 in Grantsville, W.Va.

Survived by wife of 48 years, Shirley; daughters, Anne (Michael) Gorman and Cynthia Ferrell Clemens and special friend, Dave Edwards; grandchildren, Matthew, Marcus and Daniel Gorman, Jessica and Benjamin Clemens; brothers, Lewis and William (Christina) Ferrell; brother-in-law, Jim (Janet) Heilmeier; 4 nephews and their families.

He is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Louise (Stump) and his sister Virginia Heilmeier.

Graduate of Akron Central High School, 1948, University of Akron (B.S. Business Administration), 1953. Member Phi Sigma Kappa, The Ohio State University College of Law, 1958. First Lieutenant in the Army of the United States. Employed by Ohio Attorney General Department of Liquor Control, 1959-62. Private law practice, with close friend, James V. Rose, 1963-67, Legal Aid and Defender Society, 1969-74, Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Columbus, 1974-77, The City Prosecutor for the City of Columbus, 1977, Judge, Franklin County Municipal Court, 1978-1995, Magistrate of Upper Arlington Mayor's Court, 1996-current, Magistrate of Bexley Mayor's Court, 1997-current.

Grateful acknowledgements to Magistrate (former bailiff) Mark Hummer, "son" and colleague. If you wish to make a contribution in memory of Dick Ferrell, please gift the Hilliard YMCA c/o W. Long St., Columbus, Oh. 43215 or Parkview United Methodist Church, 344 S. Algonquin, Columbus, Oh. 43204. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the SCHOEDINGER HILLTOP CHAPEL, 3030 W. Broad St. Funeral service Monday, June 18, 2001 at 11 a.m., Parkview United Methodist Church, 344 S. Algonquin Ave. Pastor Howell Headley officiating. Interment Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

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