BESSER, JAMES R. 'JIM' SR. -- Funeral services for Mr. Besser, 74, of Midvale, formerly of Dover and Newcomerstown, were Jan. 5, 2010, at the Ourant Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. Burial was in the Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette. The Newcomerstown Veterans' Honor Guard conducted military services. He passed away Dec. 31, 2009, at the Coshocton Health and Rehabilitation Center following a two-year illness.

COOPER, Alicia Lynn -- A celebration of life service was Jan. 7, 2010, for Miss Cooper, 17, of New Philadelphia, at the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory in New Philadelphia. Interment followed at the Sherrodsville Memory Gardens. She received her total healing on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, in Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital and now is resting in the arms of Jesus. Alicia was recently diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia.

RABER, Mose E. -- Funeral services for Mr. Raber, 71, of Baltic, were Jan. 4, 2010, at the Raber residence. Burial was in the Erb Cemetery, Clark Township, Holmes County. The Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek was in charge of arrangements. He passed away Jan. 1 at his residence following an extended illness.

SPRINGER, John T. -- A celebration of life service for Mr. Springer, 62, of Dover, was Jan. 8, 2010, at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory in Dover. The Dover VFW conducted military honors at the funeral home. He is to be cremated and interred at the Dover Burial Park. He passed away Jan. 2 following a battle with cancer.

WOHLWEND, Sylvia M. -- Mrs. Wohlwend, 91, of Carrollton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at the Carroll Healthcare Center. At the family's request, Syliva's remains have been cremated and there will be a memorial service held at a later ate at the First Presbyterian Church in Carrollton. The Allmon-Dugger-Cotton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.