May 1, 2003
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Eleanor White
Eleanor Irwin Carey Madeira White of Yellow Springs, formerly of Washington, D.C., died after a long illness on Wednesday, April 23, at the Friends Care Community. She was 82.
Ms. White was an accomplished painter and ceramic artist, an art teacher, and a community organizer and activist for many years. She had lived at Friends Care since 1997.
She was born in Philadelphia to Percy Childs Madeira Jr. and Margaret Townsend Carey. She received a bachelor’s degree from Radcliffe College and a master’s degree from Bryn Mawr. After receiving her degrees she spent two years in France, where she worked for the Children’s Emergency Fund (later to become UNICEF) and also studied painting.
She moved to the Washington, D.C., area in the late 1940s, where she met her future husband, Thomas N. White Jr. They built a house in rural McLean, Va., where they raised three children.
From the 1960s through the 1980s, Ms. White gave group and private instruction in painting and pottery. Her work was shown and sold at many exhibits, including the Library of Congress and at a popular artists’ gallery known as the Torpedo Factory in Washington.
Ms. White also became politically involved with several organizations, including the antinuclear movement and a local group seeking to preserve open farmland, which pushed through some of the first agricultural zoning in Fairfax County.
She is survived by two daughters, Margaret White of Paris and Mary White of Yellow Springs; a son, Tom White of Charleston, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Julia Carey Bui and Philip Thanh Cong Momber of Paris; and two brothers, Percy Madeira of Philadelphia and Francis Madeira of Falmouth, Maine.
A memorial service will be held in Washington, D.C., in May.
Memorial donations may be made to the Yellow Springs Community Foundation, P.O. Box 55, Yellow Springs, OH 45387.

Mary Alice Scott
Mary Alice (Tansey) Scott of Springfield died on Monday, April 21, in her residence. She was 77.
She was born Nov. 18, 1925, in Springfield, the daughter of James and Lucy (Jones) Tansey.
She was employed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and retired from YSI Incorporated after 22 years of service. In her later years she was employed at Young Hair Salon, where she was a receptionist.
She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church for 52 years, serving as president of the Usher Board, Mother’s Ministry and the Missionary Society. She was very active in many other church organizations. Within the community of Springfield, she was a member of the Retirement Set, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, YSI Retirement Group and Elderly United.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Julius Scott.
She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn S. Scott-Weaver of Springfield and Phyllis J. and Kenneth Terhune Barnes of Detroit; one sister, Minnie L. Davis of Springfield; three grandchildren, Tamala Alane Terhune and fiancé, Steven Earl Lewis of Los Angeles, Kellie Shai Weaver of Springfield and Shawn Alan Terhune of Springfield; special friend, Thomas Robinson Sr. of Springfield; nieces and nephews, Marva L. Davis and Mark Boswell of Columbus and Brenda K. David and Leroy Williams of Sutherland, Va.; great-niece, Jackie Williams of Sutherland, Va.; aunt, Elizabeth Jones of Springfield; and a host of nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, April 26, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Burial was at Ferncliff Cemetery. Final tributes were a service of Porter-Qualls Funeral Home.

Debbie Wilson
Debbie Gail “Cochran” Wilson of South Charleston died suddenly on Saturday, April 26. She was 54.
She was born Sept. 24, 1948, in Yellow Springs, the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Harles H. Cochran.
She was a graduate of Springfield North High School and was employed as the resident manager of Pine Village Apartments of South Charleston.
She was a member of the Pentecostal Church and was actively involved in church activities, which included director of the children’s choir, The Joymakers, and the Ladies Group. She was also president of the Tops Club No. 27.
Mrs. Wilson was a writer of gospel songs and was a singer and local gospel recording artist. She will be remembered for her beautiful singing voice, piano playing, love of children, kindness, giving spirit and humor.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother, Daniel H. Cochran.
She is survived by her husband, Danny D. Wilson; sons and daughters-in-law, Tony A.W. and Debbie Wilson of South Charleston and Telly D. and Jenifer Wilson of Springfield; daughter and son-in-law, Traci and Russ Scott of South Charleston; grandchildren, Jeremy, Brandon, Kody, Lindsey, Brooke, Blake and Harlee; great-grandson, Elijah; sisters, Ruth F. Poole McCammon of South Charleston and Hazel Estep of Cincinnati; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe W. and June Cochran of Jamestown, Ronnie and Linda Cochran of Springfield, David and Donna Cochran of Las Cruces, N.M., and Mickey Cochran of Cincinnati; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
Services will be held today (Thursday), 10 a.m., in the United Pentecostal Church in Springfield.

Richard Flynn
Richard “Dick” Flynn of Xenia died on Sunday, April 27, at Hospice of Dayton. He was 64.
He was born on Oct. 15, 1938, in Williamstown, Pa., the son of Joseph and Frances Flynn.
Mr. Flynn was an Air Force veteran, serving from 1957 until his honorable discharge from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1963. He retired from the Inland Division of GM in 1994 after 30 years of service.
He was a member of the Xenia-area AmVets, Elks and Eagles. He was a devoted and loving family man. He also enjoyed gardening and playing golf with his friends. On Oct. 30, 1966, he achieved every golfer’s goal — a hole in one.
Mr. Flynn was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Diane Roberts, and sister, Patricia Summers.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Andree (Baird) Flynn of Xenia; daughter and son-in-law, Doreen and Morris Martin of Lima; son-in-law Todd Roberts of Yellow Springs; grandchildren, Kristen and Rickey Martin and Allie and Carley Roberts; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Lorraine Flynn, Ned and Theresa Flynn, Bill and Mary Catherine Flynn and Michael and Jean Flynn; and sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Roy Frantz all of Pennsylvania.
Services will be held today (Thursday), 11 a.m., at McColaugh Funeral Home in Xenia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton, P.O. Box 3509, Dayton, Ohio 45401-3509, or to McMillan Cancer Center at Greene Memorial Hospital, 1141 North Monroe Drive, Xenia, Ohio 45385.