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Lancaster, Ohio Obituary – Harmon Clay Waits

Today’s obituary is of my 2nd great grandfather, Harmon Clay Waits, and was featured in the 9/4/1947 edition of the Lancaster Eagle Gazette:

Harmon C. Waits, 68, died Wednesday, 7:30 p. m., in his home at 702 Eastwood-av, following an illness caused by a cerebral hemorrhage.

Surviving are his widow, Mellie; three daughters: Miss May Waits of the home, Mrs. Ralph Williams, Columbus, and Mrs. Ernest Miller, Muskegon, Mich.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A son, Charles Richard, was killed in action in Germany, April 6, 1945, while serving with the Army as a tank gunner.

The deceased also leaves two brothers: William Waits, Columbus, and Perry Waits, Lancaster; and one sister, Mrs. May Hedges, Lancaster.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, 2 p. m., at the Ray Wise funeral home with the Rev. George W. Herd of First Methodist Church officiating.  Burial is to be made in Maple Grove [Hill] cemetery in Stoutsville.  Friends may call the the funeral home after 7 p. m. today.

Brian Davis – Christine Davis (Williams) – Ralph Scott Williams Jr. – Nellie Ruth Williams (Waits) – Harmon Clay Waits

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  1. terry
    November 13th, 2009 at 17:21 | #1

    What was his actual day of death?

  2. November 13th, 2009 at 17:50 | #2

    He died on 9/3/1947.

  3. Lori Shaffer
    December 28th, 2009 at 00:18 | #3

    I am curious about the son mentioned in this listing. Charles Waits who died in WW2. Was he by chance from Sugargrove, Ohio when he entered the Army? I have been trying to locate the family of someone referred to as Clyde Waits from Sugargrove who would have left for war late spring, early summer 1943.
    It’s a longshot, but I would appreciate an answer either way.

    Thanks, Lori Shaffer
    Saint Cloud, Fl

  4. December 28th, 2009 at 15:57 | #4

    I’m sorry, but my great grand uncle, Charles Richard Waits, was from Lancaster, Ohio. He was residing there when he entered the Army. I don’t know of any Waits in my family that was from Sugargrove. Good luck with your search. I’ll keep your comment just in case I come across anything in the future. Thanks!

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