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Vaughn W. Dolphin
NEWPORT - Vaughn W. Dolphin, 80, died Thursday at the VA Medical Center in Cincinnati.
Surviving are two daughters, Vauneda Love and Deborah Newberry; and one grandson.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. until the service at 7 p.m. today at Second Baptist Church in Newport. Joseph R. Garr Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Burial will be in Dayton National Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio.
Willard D. Neff
NEWPORT - Willard D. Neff, 94, of Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Newport, died Saturday at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla. He was a driver for Central States Trucking Co, a lieutenant commander in the Navy Reserve and a World War II veteran who served as an officer in the Merchant Marine.
His wife, Emma K. Neff, died in 2002. Two daughters, Glenda Riley in 1998 and Janice Neff in 1939, also preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sisters, Ruth Heinss and Nona Maher; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
His body was cremated.
Emma D. Rollins
NEWPORT - Emma Daisy Rollins, 78, a retired line leader employed by Kenner Toy Co., died Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Covington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Boone Rollins (1978), and sons, James Rollins (1982) and Ricky Rollins (1968).
Surviving are three daughters, Daisy Linton, Sandra Combs and Jeana Burrows; son, Robbie Rollins; two sisters, Jean Tomlin and Jennie Bolton; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today with service at 11 a.m. Friday at Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home in Newport.
Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.
Dave P. Ross
BELLEVUE - Dave P. Ross, 62, died Tuesday at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas. He was an electrician employed by Cincinnati Bulk Terminal.
A stepdaughter, Sherrie Durham Payne, died earlier.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Ann Whittaker Ross; daughter Shannon Plymire; stepdaughters, Terri Heiertand Jan and Kim Durham; one stepson, Jeff Durham; two brothers, George Pete and John Ross; three sisters, Carol Sturgill, Patsy McIntosh, and Michelle Mickey Roberts; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday with service at 10 a.m. Saturday at Dobbling Funeral Home in Bellevue.
Burial will be in Gardnersville Cemetery in Gardnersville, Ky.
Edna L. Vater
WILDER - Edna Louise Vater, 78, died Tuesday at home. She was a retired customer service representative with the former CloverLeaf Dairy and Trauth Dairy in Newport. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Newport, XYZ Club (Extra Years of Zest), and Senior Adult Action Groupand a Newport School PTA officer and Girl Scout leader.
Her husband, Charles Vater, died in 1994.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary E. Vater and Diane Hunt; and two sisters, Anna Marie Abbot and Juanita Yutze.
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. with service following at 11 a.m. Friday at Fares J. Radel Funeral Home in Newport.
Entombment will be in Evergreen Mausoleum in Southgate.
Memorials: First Baptist Church of Newport, 801 York St., Newport, KY 41071
Virginia T. Smiley
VILLA HILLS - Virginia Thompson Smiley, 91, a homemaker, formerly of Alexandria, died Monday at Madonna Manor Nursing Home in Villa Hills. She was a member of St. Thomas Church in Fort Thomas, St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring, 3rd Order of the Secular Franciscan Order and the Legion of Mary.
Her husband, Louis T. Smiley, died earlier.
Surviving are three sons, Allan, Bryan and Alex Smiley; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to noon with Mass of Christian burial following at noon today at St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring.
Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas.
Memorials: Madonna Manor Nursing Home, 2344 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017 or St. Elizabeth Medical Center Hospice Unit, 401 East 20th Street, Covington, KY 41014.
Marjorie L. Robinson
FORT WRIGHT - Marjorie L. Robinson, 91, died Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Covington. She was a treasurer employed by Security Savings and Loan Association past president of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Cincinnati and a member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 269 and St. Andrew Episcopal Church in Fort Thomas.
Surviving are a sister, Betty R. Spitler; and two nephews.
Service and burial will be at 11 a.m. today at Evergreen Cemetery Chapel.
Memorials: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Book of Remembrance, 3 Chalfonte Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075
FORT WRIGHT - Tommy Vogt, 36, died Tuesday in an automobile accident in Boone County. He was a salesman for B&W Supply Co. and a member of St. Joseph Church in Crescent Springs. He coached baseball at Covington Catholic and coached basketball at St. Joseph in Crescent Springs.
Surviving are his parents, Donna and Eddie Vogt; and maternal grandmother, Helen Litzler.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Erlanger.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church, Crescent Springs.
Burial will be in Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright.
Memorials: Faith for Future Ministries Foundation, 2470 Lorrain Court, Crescent Springs, KY 41017
John H. Walker
LAKESIDE PARK - John H. Walker, 87, died Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. He was a retired salesman employed by T&M Personnel Services in Fort Wright and for Cerro Copper and Brass. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell and Summit Hills Country Club in Crestview Hills, and was a World War II Army veteran.
His wife, Norma Walker, died in 1968.
Surviving are two sons, Mike and Tom Walker; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be 10:30-11 a.m. with Mass of Christian burial following at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Pius X Church in Edgewood. Swindler & Currin Funeral Home in Latonia is handling arrangements.
Burial will be in Mother of God Cemetery in Covington.
Memorials: St. Pius X Church Building Fund, 348 Dudley Road, Edgewood, KY 41017
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