First Baptist Church of Chillicothe
Our God is Able              Ephesians 3


by anonymous on December 31, 1969
Sis Kim Bailey  and family, in the loss of  Bro. Anthony Bailey. Services will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019.  at First Baptist Church, Family viewing at 11 am Homegoing service at 12noon. 

The family of Bro. Franklin Mickey.

Rev Rob Hitchins and Sis Tamara Lowe  in the loss of their brother  Jackson Hambrick.

The family of Bro. William "Bill" Brandon who made his transition on  July 7th .  Please remembers Vicki, Susie, Keith and Tony and family.  Homegoing services will be 11:00 am Saturday  at First Baptist Church, Rev. Eric Carson officiating.  Military graveside services, conducted by the Ross Co. Veterans Honor Guard, will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call 5-8 pm Friday at the Haller Funeral Home & Crematory, or one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

to  Sis. Tamra (Wendell) Lowe and Rev. Rob (Monica) Hitchens and family in the passing of their brother Jackson Hambrick. No arrangements at this time. 

Deaconess Christy (Deacon Randy)Beverly and Sis. Nedra (Dana) Valentine in the passing of their brother and nephew Jason Duncan, Sr.


Sis, Nedra Valentine in the loss of her sister, Norma Smith.

Sis. Candy White and  Rev. AJ White in the loss of their daughter/Sister, Barbara Lee.   A Memorial Service  will be held at Frist Baptist Church on June 12 at 12:00 pm, with a viewing (pictorial) at 11 am. Repast to follow.

Sis. Mary Jenkins in the loss of her husband Bro. Gary Jenkins, who transitioned on  May 8. Homegoing Service will be held at Haller Funeral Home on  May 18, Viewing from 11-1, Services at 1 pm. Repast to follow at Frist Baptist Church.

Sis. Charlene and Bro' Mal Payne in the passing of their mother and mother in law, Sis. Eula Burleigh. Homegoing arrangements are as follows;
Homegoing Service will be held this Saturday (April 6th ) at 11:00 am at Second Baptist Church 324 Mansfield Boulevard, Carnegie, Pa  15106. Family visitation will be held starting at 9:30 am at the church until time of service. 


Sisters Beverly and Alicia and family in the loss of their cousin Ronald "Ronnie" Williams of Bloomington, Indiana, formerly of Ross County.

Sis Sarah Preston in the loss of her grandmother, Sis. Mary Blankenship, Services will be as follows: Wednesday, February 20, Viewing from 11 to 1pm, at Botkins Hornback Funeral home in Waverly.  Funeral following at 1 pm Graveside Service Smith Hill Cemetery. 

To the family of Rev. James Lewis, who made his transition on February 6, 2019

To  Sis. Marge Keel in the loss of her brother, Walter Thomas.

To Deacon Ken McCall in the loss of his cousin.

to the family of Sis. Sally Lemley, who passed away on Tuesday, January 15th at Signature Healthcare.   Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, January 22nd 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Family visitation will be held starting at 12 noon until time of service. 

for Sis. Andrea Cousins in the passing of her father Bro. Wendell Cousins  and her grandmother, Sis Grace Richardson.  Arrangements for Brother OliverWendell Cousins, Jr.:Celebration of Life Service Saturday January 5, 2019 12 noon at Zion Baptist Church.  Calling hours Saturday, January 5th 10 am -12 noon at Zion Baptist Church

 Bro William Brandon (and family)  in the loss of his wife, Sis Hazel Brandon. Arrangements are:
Friday, December 28, 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm 
Haller Funeral Home 
Saturday December 29, 2018
10:00 am -11 :00 am 
Homegoing Celebration of Life
Saturday, December 29, 2018
11:00 am
First Baptist Church

 Sis  Rosemary Brown and family in the loss of her daughter, Tamiko.

Sis, Beverly Gray, Sis Alicia Gray, Sis Andrea Waterbury  in the loss of their cousin, Mrs. Edna Williams  Brown of New York City/ Oberlin formerly of  Ross County. Services in Oberlin, Ohio Tuesday, December 11. at 11 am. at the Rusk AME Church.

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Bro Rickey Brown in the loss of his grandmother, Sis Artie Brown

Bro.Carvel and Sister Charmel Simmons, in the loss of their son and Minister  Eunice Lowe in the loss of her nephew, Carvel Simmons 

CARVEL V. “PAT’ SIMMONS  After a brief illness, Carvel V. “Pat” Simmons of Cincinnati went to be with the Lord on November 13, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati.  He was born October 21, 1968 in Circleville, OH. Pat is survived by his parents, Carvel, Frankfort, OH and Inez Simmons, Cincinnati, and Charlmel Simmons, stepmother, Frankfort.  Also surviving are his daughter, Brianna (Jake) Tracy, Del Rio, Texas; son, Isiah White, Ft. Thomas, KY; grandson, Ari  Xerxes Tracy, Del Rio, TX; sister, Myra (Wesley) Watson, Carmel, Indiana; nieces, Lydia and Hallie Watson; nephew, Cameron Watson; aunts, Retha Simmons Jones, Ruth Simmons, and Eunice (John) Lowe; uncles, Lewis (Carol) Jones and Raymond (Diane) Jones; significant other, Belinda Holman and many cousins and other family members.  Pat first began to follow and accept Jesus at an early age at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Cincinnati.  He was a graduate of Roger Bacon High School, Cincinnati and attended St. Joseph College, Rensselear, Indiana. Visitation will be 11-1 with service at 1:00 at Wellman Funeral Home, 1455 N. Court St., Circleville, OH 43113 on Monday, November 19, 2018.  Internment will immediately follow the service at Forest Cemetery, Circleville.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mt. Zion Education Fund, 10180 Woodlawn Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45215 or an organization of your choice.  Online condolences can be made to

Sis. Beverly Gray and Sis Alicia Gray in the loss of their cousin, Dorothy Williams Ram, formerly of Ross County.  Services will be on  November 23, 2018,  at 11 am.  The site if the service is The Chapel by the Sea, Pacifica, California.

Sis. Etha Graves and Bro James Thomas in the loss of Rudy  Dowe.  Arrangements TBA.        

Friends of Joanna Lipscomb ,  former First Baptist member
,  who passed away at 10:00 am today (Thursday, October 25)  in North Carolina.   She was active in the senior choir and was the wife of former  Deacon  Larry Lipscomb. Services will be at 1 pm,  Wednesday,  October 31, at  Mount Zion Baptist Church Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Bro. Carvel Simmons in the loss of his cousin.

Sis Linda Wilson in the loss of her aunt Lula.

Sis Andrea Cousins in the loss of her aunt,  Virginia Richardson.

Pastor Eric C Carson  in the loss of his cousin.  Services will be Wednesday, September 12, at the Gary Chapel of Peace, Columbus, Ohio,

Sis. Elviria Valentine, Rev. Olie Burton and family in the loss of their sister, Agnes Frazier.  Her services will be Monday, September 17 at  The Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home 1124 W. Main  Street, Troy, Oh. 
Visiting Hours are 10:30 until 11:30.  Homegoing Service is at 11:30

Brother Doug Jones in the passing of his wife and Brother Kenneth Brown in the of his sister, Sister Dorothy Jones. Sister Jones went home to be with the Lord this morning, August 10, 2018.
Celebration of Life Service is tentatively schedule for Tuesday August 14th at 12 noon. Family visitation will be held starting at 11:00 am until time of service. 

Beverly, Alicia, Andrea and Ben Gray in the loss of their aunt and Matriarch of the family, Doris Williams Gassaway. Funeral Services to be Thursday, August 9 at  Eden Baptist Church at 11am,

Sis Vivki Snow and the Woodard family in the loss of  Sis Olivia Woodard Gamble. Service to be at FBC on Wednesday, July 18 at 12pm.

Alicia, Benjamin,  Andrea Gray in the loss of their cousin, Neil Jones.

Deaconess Judy Tanner and husband Deacon James Tanner On the loss of their mother and mother in law.

Sis. Sonya Powell, Sis Frances Woodard and members of the their families on the loss of  their niece
Mara Fairrow who passed away after an extended illness.

Deacon John Lowe in the loss of his nephew.
Sis Ila Sopher in the loss of her sister-in-law, Cynthia Sopher. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Heartland of Chillicothe, 1058 Columbus Street.

Sis Marge Keel in the loss of her granddaughter, Adrian Scott. Homegoing Services to be held December 2, at First Baptist Church.  Visitation 10-12  Service  at 12.
Sister Dorothy (Doug) Jones and family in the passing of her sister Christine Bayless . 

Sis. Marge Keel in the loss of her sister, Nancy Thomas.
Sister Maria Hoosier in the loss of her brother, Earl Hoosier.