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John Franklin Smith, Jr.

PRICE-John Franklin Smith, Jr. passed away on Nov.11, 2004, of natural causes inherent to age.

He was born on March 8, 1920 in Meyersdale, Penn. to John F. and Clara Steinly Smith. John served in the United States Army during World War II. On July 29, 1944, he married his sweetheart Myrtle Irene Shaffer. They lived in Jerome, Penn. where John worked as a machinist and preparation plant foreman. In 1957 they moved to Hiawatha, where John worked as preparation plant supervisor and general mine superintendent for US Fuel Company. He retired in 1982 and built a home in Carbonville where he lived until his death. Throughout his life, John and Myrtle enjoyed traveling throughout the country, visiting relatives and seeing sites along the way. They loved square dancing, playing cards, and spending time with grandchildren. John was fascinated by anything mechanical, enjoyed working with his hands, was a fine woodworker, and a skilled mechanic who actively participated in car repairs for his family.

Member of the Price United Methodist Church. Member Joppa Lodge #26 F. & A.M. for over 44 years, where he was also a member of the Price Chapter #6, Royal Arch Masons, Solomon Council #4, Cryptic Masons, Charles Fred Jennings Commandary #6, York Rite Freemasonry and a Shriner. John was very proud and supportive of his grandsons who served missions for the LDS Church.

Survived by his wife Myrtle, sons John F. (Ina) Smith, III; Samuel J. (Sharron) Smith; daughter, Janet I (Grant) Smith Laws; sister, Ruth Smith Lehman; brother, Donald Merle Smith; 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss him greatly.

Preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert Dale Smith and sister Ethel Marie Smith Martin.

Funeral service was held Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Price United Methodist Church. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

Nancy Butts Wilson

PRICE-Our wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away Nov. 11, 2004 after a short battle with cancer.

Born April 5, 1938 to Randolph and May Ruth Butts in Eagle Creek, Ore. She married Earl Lewis Wilson in Carson City, Nev. on Jan. 8 1962. She resided in California and Oregon where they ran a number of restaurant type businesses. They moved to the Price area in 1979 where they operated the Metro Service Station for a number of years. They resided in Wellington until 1991 when she moved to Price. She was one that had her hobbies, one being Wendover , and the other collecting plates from places she had traveled. She liked quilting, embroidering and the outdoors.

She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, two sons: Harry (Carrie) Wilson, and Charley (Kris) Wilson, five very special grandchildren Colt Wilson, Preston Dees, Alexus Wilson, Zachory Wilson, and Wyatt Wilson; brothers: Keith Butts, Norman Butts and David Butts; half-brothers and sisters Mary Moyer, Jeanie Gonzales, Don Adams, Georgia Jennings, Johnny Adams, Steven Butts, Gloria Brooks, Isaac Butts, Audrey Ribbie and JR Butts, many nieces and nephews and close friends Cora Wright and Sue Critchlow. She is preceded in death by her parents, 11 brothers and sisters and a number of friends and family members.

The family will be at Mitchell's Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, from10-10:40 a.m. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Wellington City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers a fund has been set up at Far West Bank.

Bernell Ivan Akeland

FERRON-Bernell Ivan Akelund passed away Nov. 15, 2004 in Ferron. He was born March 23, 1923, in Leola (Ouray) to Ivan and Jannet (Jones) Akelund.

Bernell served in the army during World War II and worked for the County road department for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt.

He was preceeded in death by his parents; a brother, Terry Akelund; and two sisters, Ramona Payne and Ruby Every. Graveside services will be held on Wed., Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. in the Clawson Town Cemetery. Services under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.

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