James Franklin “Frank” Applegarth of Belmont, formerly of Hopedale passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at the OVMC in Wheeling. Born June 2, 1951 in Martins Ferry, he was the son of the late Robert “Joe” Applegarth and Evelyn (Edgar) Applegarth-Carter of St. Clairsville.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by an older brother; Robert W. “Bill” Applegarth.

There will be no calling hours but friends are welcome to attend graveside services at the Greenwood Cemetery on old SR Route 22 between Cadiz and Hopedale on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 at 12 o’clock Noon. Full military services will be conducted by the Hopedale American Legion at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s name to the Hopedale American Legion, Post 682, 48225 Rabbit Rd., Hopedale, OH 43976. A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.