December 4, 2003



Frank R. Lewis
Frank R. Lewis of Yellow Springs died Tuesday, Nov. 25, following a lengthy illness. He was 48.

He was the son of Lou A. McNary of Yellow Springs. He was a 1973 graduate of Yellow Springs High School and remained in the village after graduation.

He was a very active coach and volunteer with the Yellow Springs Little League for many years and also assisted with the youth soccer program. Mr. Lewis starred in tennis while in high school and remained active with the sport, teaching and coaching area adults and youth until his health declined in recent years. He also assisted the Yellow Springs High School basketball team during its recent successful tournament run. He will be remembered for his avid love of sports. He was a lifetime Cleveland Browns and Indiana Hoosiers fan, and

local sports fans will miss his constant commentary regarding his favorite teams.

He is survived by his loving mother, Lou, who is a resident at the Friends Care Community; a host of cousins in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan; a long list of friends, former teammates and players who will miss him.

A memorial gathering of friends and family was held on Saturday, Nov. 29, as sports and music were mixed with warm memories and smiles. A tree, with a memorial plaque, will be planted in Mr. Lewis’s memory either at Ellis Park or near the Little League field on a yet to be determined date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Village of Yellow Springs, c/o Frank Lewis Memorial Fund, 100 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 45387.


Fred J. Anderson
Fred J. Anderson of Xenia died on Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Greenwood Manor, one week before his 99th birthday.

He was born on Dec. 6, 1904, in Nelsonville, the son of William Arthur and Agnes (Hitchings) Anderson.

He retired from Morris Bean & Company and later worked at K-Mart in Xenia. He was an avid gardener and was proud of his tomato and green pepper plants. He was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Nellie Mae (Merriman) Anderson, who died on Dec. 24, 1995; his parents; a son, Richard E. Anderson; two brothers, Arthur and John Anderson; and three sisters, Ruth Richards, Katherine Novielle and Irene Raybold.

He is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Soward of Xenia; sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond W. and Ruth L. Anderson of Xenia and Bill and Oleatha Anderson of Xenia; three sisters, Evelyn Turner, Betty Bonham and Hazel Edwards; two brothers, Wilford Anderson, and Clarence Anderson; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the McColaugh Funeral Home in Xenia, with burial in the Valley View Memorial Gardens.

Blanche Black
Blanche (Dell) Black died Sunday, Nov. 30, at Friends Care Community. She was 95.

Mrs. Black was born at Whitehall Farm, and used to walk to the Beehive Elementary School. She graduated from Yellow Springs High School and was married to Harold Black for more than 50 years. They resided in Dayton and Kettering, and Mrs. Black worked in the offices at Frigidaire. She and her husband were world travelers, often choosing exotic and remote locales.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Ralph Dell; and her sister, Martha (Dell) Cadow.

She is survived by her brother and his wife, Warren and Patricia Dell of Yellow Springs; and four nieces, Camden Dell Grote of Yellow Springs, Eleanor Kohlmann of Kettering, Betty Greger of Centerville and Shirley Carnes of Waynesville.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Friends Care.