December 11, 2003



Larry Hamilton Sr.

Larry L. Hamilton Sr. of Springfield died on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Hospitality East in Xenia. He was 56.

Born on July 3, 1947, in Springfield, he was the son of Robert H. and Eloise E. (Webber) Hamilton.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving mother, Eloise E. Hamilton, and one daughter, Joretta Davenport, both of Yellow Springs; one son, Larry L. Hamilton Jr. of Kettering; sisters and brothers-in-law, Melva K. and James Toll of Thornville, Ohio, Rita D. Shealey and Bernard Halpin of Springfield, Joretta H. and Terry Cox of Orlando, Fla., Vanessa A. Hamilton of Spotsylvania, Va., and Vernonica L. Hamilton of Dayton; two brothers, Michael G. Hamilton of London and Mark A. Hamilton of Enon; six grandchildren, one aunt and uncle and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, and best friend Toni Mills of Springfield.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Porter-Qualls Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

William Landaker

William L. Landaker of Xenia died on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 6, at his residence. He was 86.

He was born March 16, 1917, in Xenia, the son of Lawrence and Ethel Finley Landaker.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of Faith Community United Methodist Church. He retired from the Fuller Brush Company after 50 years as a salesman. His territory included Xenia and Yellow Springs.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Allene (Beedle) Landaker, on Oct. 5, 1990, and by his brother, Robert Landaker.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Janet Landaker and Steven Landaker, all of Xenia; and a grandson, Erik Landaker of Utah.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Community United Methodist Church.