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Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 18:24:27 -0400
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Lear Smith Wallace "Wally" Wallace

News Death Notice

WALLACE, Lear Smith (Wally) Age 82, of Middletown, died Thursday, August 27,
2009 at his residence. He was born February 9, 1927 in Dover, Tennessee to
Lacy Wallace and Ruth (Boggard) Wallace. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army
serving during World War II. Mr. Wallace was a fireman for the City of
Middletown, retiring in 1980 after 26 years of service. Mr. Wallace was past
president of the Firefighters Union. He was an avid bowler, with the
accomplishment of a perfect score of 300. His hobbies included cards,
horseshoes, cornhole, gardening, and spending time with his children and
grandchildren. He was a true humanitarian to those who knew him. He is
survived by his wife of 41 years, Mildred Louise Rudd Wallace; two
daughters, Judy (Gerry) Wallace-Huff of Coolville, Ohio, Connie (James)
Branam of Middletown; two sons, William (Joan) Wallace of Lebanon, Thomas
(Kimberly) Wallace of Franklin; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; an
aunt, Maneva Williams of Middletown; and numerous cousins, nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, David Wallace; his parents; and
two brothers, Robert Lacy Wallace and Dotson Wallace. Funeral services will
be 7:00 PM, Monday at the Breitenbach-McCoy- Leffler Funeral Home with the
Reverend Donald Rudd officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until
service time Monday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM,
Tuesday at the Rudd Cemetery in Grassy Creek, Kentucky. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Hope House Rescue Mission, 34 S. Main
Street, Middletown, Ohio 45044. Condolences may be sent to the family via
our email at

Rev. Randy W. Wallace Sr.

News Death Notice

WALLACE, Sr., Rev. Randy W. 50, of Madison Township, died Monday, August 10,
2009, at his residence. He was born in Middletown on August 19, 1958 to
parents Herbert A. and Neicie Arline (Page) Wallace. Randy was the pastor of
Poasttown First Church of God for 16 years and was president of Old School
Construction. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Mr. Wallace is survived by his
wife, Vickie L. (Barker) Wallace; son, Randy Wallace Jr.; daughter, Crystal
Benge Wallace; mother, Arline Wallace; brothers, Steve (Margaret) Wallace
and Ted (Janine) Wallace; sister, Belinda Gale Whiteside; grandchildren,
Brittaney Neargarder and Brayden Wayne Benge; and many nieces & nephews. He
was preceded in death by his son, Jeremy Neargarder in 2001, and father,
Herbert Wallace. Funeral Service will be held Friday, August 14, 2009 at
1:00 pm at Poasttown First Church of God, 6376 Middletown-Germantown Rd.,
Middletown with Pastor Bob Northcutt, Pastor Kevin Hall and Pastor Kenny
Brewer officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 - 9:00 PM at the
church. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park. Memorial donations
may be made to Poasttown First Church of God Building Fund, 6376
Middletown-Germantown Rd., Middletown, OH 45042. Please sign the guestbook
online at

Latest lifestyle headlines Pastor's death 'a tremendous loss to everybody'
7:49 a.m.

By Rick McCrabb, Columnist
Updated 7:49 AM Thursday, August 13, 2009
MADISON TWP. - The Rev. Randy Wallace, his shirt draping off his withered
body, stepped away from the podium, and slowly made his way to the front of
the crowded sanctuary.

Once full of life and energy, Wallace, the man who carried the congregation
to heavenly heights, was close to death - and no one knew it more than he.

It was Sunday, July 26, and Wallace delivered what turned out to be his
final sermon.

The pastor of Poasttown First Church of God in Madison Twp., had battled a
rare form of leukemia, and he took the opportunity to prepare his
congregation for his death.

"It'll be a payday for me," he told his congregation. "Don't weep over me. I
have finished my race. That victory can be the best part of your life."

Wallace, just days before his 51st birthday, died Monday, Aug. 10, at home
surrounded by his family.

He was remembered by his family and church members for his tireless work in
the church, his willingness to accept members, despite their baggage, and
for owning Old School Construction.

Randy Wallace Jr., 27, said his father was a man of his word: "If he told
you he'd be there, he was."

When asked about the pressure of being a preacher's kid, Wallace laughed:
"It was a privilege being a preacher's kid and having a dad like that."

Rhonda Castle, a member of the church, said because Wallace was a recovering
alcoholic and drug addict, he frequently weaved his mistakes through his

"He never forgot where he came from," she said. "He understood people."

While Wallace became weak in his final days, spiritually he was stronger,
Castle said.

"He had his 'eye on the prize,'" she said. "He knew what was ahead and I'm
sure he was sad to leave his family and his church, but he knew he was gong
to be with the Lord."

Yvonne Brewer, another church member, said one of Wallace's trademarks -
mixing denominations - is coming true, even post death.

She said members of Berachah Baptist Church in Middletown have volunteered
to purchase, prepare and serve the food in the Poasttown fellowship hall
following Wallace's burial on Friday, Aug. 14.

She called that gesture "one of the most fantastic things."

She added: "I'm overwhelmed by the love that church is putting out."

George Hollon, 74, chairman of the church board for the last seven years,
said finding Wallace's replacement will be difficult because he "reached out
to everybody."

Wallace served the Poasttown congregation for 16 years, following in the
footsteps of his father Eugene Wallace, pastor from 1974-84.

Hollon called Wallace's death "a tremendous loss for everybody."

Sometimes the lightest person carries the most weight.

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Wallace, Robert Ray* View/Sign Guest Book

News Death Notice

WALLACE, Robert Ray age 76, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, July
21, 2009, at his residence. His wonderful journey of life began on June 12,
1933 in Middletown, Ohio, born to Ellen and Harvey Wallace, an ordinary
beginning that would lead to an extraordinary walk of faith. In 1936, the
Wallace family moved to Stewart County, Tennessee. It was in that same year
that Harvey Wallace died, leaving Ellen and their six children. It was
during this time, that another extraordinary man of faith, his brother,
Lester Wallace, made many sacrifices to keep the family together. Ellen
later married Wesley Lee and together had four more children. Bob was
preceded in death by Ellen, Harvey, and Wesley, and siblings Lester Wallace,
Virginia Heflin, Augusta Wallace and Wesley Dale Lee. He is survived by
siblings Rev. Harrison Wallace, Rev. Eugene Wallace, Lucy Wallace, Paul Lee,
Sue Lee and Darlene Howard. Bob graduated from Stewart County High School in
1951. His high school classmates were wonderful people who remained close
and dear to his heart. Bobs life journey was one of commitment, conviction,
and devotion, a journey that became an extraordinary walk of faith when he
accepted Christ at the age of 18. On October 20, 1951, he married the love
of his life, Etta, who he cherished and remained devoted to for 58 years.
Bobs commitment and deep devotion was also exhibited in his love for his
four daughters, Tina Crockett (Dan), Dana Brooks (Bobby), Cindy Terrill
(Chad), and Lynne Haddix (James). Bob treasured his eight grandchildren:
Nikki Myers, Katie Ringwald, Matthew Cummings, Danielle Cook, Wes Brooks,
Haylee Brooks, Ryan Haddix, Lacie Haddix, and eight, soon to be nine,
great-grandchildren: Kody Myers, Alexis Munafo, Jacob Munafo, Owen Cummings,
Caroline Ringwald, Trey Cook, Maggie Ringwald, and Murray Cummings. Bobs
faith walk has touched many lives including those many nieces and nephews
who were very dear to him. Bob entered the Army in May of 1953. After
leaving the service, he earned his Bachelor Degree in Business
Administration from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Bob faithfully served
the Tytus Avenue First Church of God for 55 years and the Gideons
International for over 35 years. This extraordinary walk of faith leaves
each of us with the knowledge this journey has not ended, but has only just
begun. Visitation will be Saturday, July 25, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. at the Tytus Avenue First Church of God, 3300 Tytus Ave., Middletown,
Ohio, followed by services at 1:30 p.m. with Dr. Lee Wallace officiating.
Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International,
P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tennessee 37214 ( Arrangements
by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown.
Published in The Middletown Journal from 7/23/2009 - 7/24/2009

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From: "Oscar & Janet Schneider" <>
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Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2009 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TNSTEWAR] Wallace Obits

I would appreciate copies. Thanks

Janet Schneider

From: Sandy Shackelford <>
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2009 6:22:37 PM
Subject: [TNSTEWAR] Wallace Obits

Hello Listers,
I have 3 obits of Wallace men who have died the last couple months in
Middletown, OH. I will be glad to email them to who ever wants them. They

Lear Smith "Wally" Wallace son of Lacy Wallace and Ruth Bogard Wallace.

Rev. Randy W. Wallace, Sr. son of Herbert A. Wallace and Neicie Arlene Page

Robert Ray Wallace son of Harvey Wallace and Ellen Carlene Link Wallace.

Just let me know.

Sandy Shackelford <><

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