Edward H. Busby- 96 of Hopedale, Ohio died suddenly, Friday July 29, in Trinity West. He was born in Harrison County, Ohio on Jan. 17, 1920 the son of the late Mary Easlick and merle busby. Ed was also preceded in death by his wife, Susan Emerick busby, June 17, 2007, a son- David, three brothers: Harry, Merle, Gene and three sisters: Ann, Mary Gale, and Norma.

Ed was a retired coal miner from Consolidation Coal Co. where he was a heavy equipment operator. He was a member and long time organist at the Bethel United Methodist church, a member of the Hopedale American Legion and member of the Jewett now Cadiz Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by two sons: Robert (Linda) Busby of Avon Park, Fla. and Marty (Gayle) Busby of Hawthorne, Nevada, a daughter Faye Gotschall of Delaware, Ohio and a sister Doris Wheelis of Ozark, Ark. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Blackburn Funeral Home, E. Main St. Jewett, Ohio on Monday, Aug. 1, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with masonic services that evening at 7:45 p.m.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Rev. Rodney Bowers will officiate and burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery.