Martin, Gabriel

Written by David Green.

Gabriel Asher Martin, infant son of Melissia (Montague) Martin of West Unity, Ohio, was stillborn Monday morning, Feb. 6, 2012, at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio.

He is survived by sisters Shealyn and Marley Martin; a brother, Kavan Martin of Boise, Idaho; father, Timothy Martin of Franklin, Ohio; maternal grandparents, Joe and Brenda Montague of Fayette, Ohio; paternal grandparents, Larry and Dian Martin of Middletown, Ohio; maternal aunts and uncles, Michael Montague of Fayette, Scott Richards of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Autumn (Montague) Musser of Montpelier, Ohio, Joshua Montague of Toledo, Ohio, and Christina Montague of Pioneer, Ohio; paternal aunts, Patricia Fowler of Monroe, Mich., and Sara Ramsey of Toledo; and many cousins.

Funeral services are planned at noon Friday, Feb. 10, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Pastor Samuel Wickard officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled for two hours preceding the service on Friday.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Pioneer Church of the Nazarene, H.O.P.E. Bereavement Support Group (c/o Fulton County Health Center), or to the family.

  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
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    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
  • Front.starting
    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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