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T HE THE LEDGER INDEPENDENT | SATURDAY, 04.7.2012 SATURDAY, 04.7.2012 | A5 OBITUARIES D EATHS ELSEWHERE Barney McKenna, last of original Dubliners, dies United Kingdom tour with The Dubliners last month and performed Wednesday night at a Dublin funeral. DUBLIN | “Banjo” BarHoward, who also perney McKenna, the last formed there and drove original member of the McKenna home afterward, Irish folk band The Dubliners, died Thursday while said his friend performed “absolutely beautifully. having a morning cup of When he finished there tea with a friend. He was 72 and had just marked his was a spontaneous, thun50th year with the troupe. derous round of applause in the church.” Irish classical guitarist Born in Dublin in 1939, Michael Howard, who was McKenna tried to join the with McKenna when he Irish army band but was died, said he was talking rejected because of bad with his longtime friend eyesight. at his kitchen table, when He busked in the streets “all of a sudden Barney’s and pubs of the capital and head dropped down to his developed a reputation as chest. It looked as if he’d an innovative performer nodded off. Howard said ” paramedics over the phone on a specially tuned, fourtalked him through emer- stringed tenor banjo, then a virtually unknown ingency revival procedures, strument in Ireland that he but McKenna “was pretty made an Irish folk favorite. much gone. ” The gravel-voiced Drew “The comfort that I take recruited him to Friday from it is, he passed away night “sessions” — imvery peacefully sitting at promptu barside concerts his own breakfast table — at O’Donoghue’s, a dihaving a quiet cup of tea minutive pub near the Irish and a chat, Howard said. ” parliament so famously “What a lovely way to packed that its barmen had go,” said McKenna’s Dubliners bandmate for a quar- to stand on stepstools to take orders. ter-century, guitarist and It soon gained a reputasinger Eamonn Campbell. tion as the country’s top McKenna was considvenue for live folk music, ered the most influential with The Dubliners perbanjo player in Irish folk forming alongside such music. He spent a half-century other rising folk stars as The Chieftains and the performing, recording and touring with the band Fureys. Many noted how McKever since its 1962 creenna always made time ation in the Dublin pub to help younger musiO’Donoghue’s. The other cians learn the art of the three founders — Ronnie tenor banjo, particularly Drew, Ciaran Bourke and Luke Kelly — died in 2008, the intricacies of his own strumming and tuning 1988 and 1984, respectechniques. tively. “His influence on and McKenna completed a SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT,L ASSOCIATED PRESS In this Aug. 6, 2009 file photo, Barney McKenna from Irish folk group The Dubliners performs on the main stage during the 15th Guinness Irish Festival, in Sion, Switzerland. Friends and authorities say “Banjo” Barney McKenna, the last original member of the Irish folk band The Dubliners, died on Thursday, April 5, 2012. He was 72 and had just marked his 50th year with the band. generosity to other instrumentalists was immense, ” said Irish President Michael D. Higgins, who saw McKenna perform last month in a Dublin cathedral at one of The Dubliners’ many 50th anniversary performances. Friends and bandmates told anecdote upon anecdote Thursday of the many off-the-wall, comically illogical comments made by McKenna over the years. “He was like a brother to me, recalled fiddler ” John Sheahan, who joined The Dubliners in 1964 and remains in the band today. His favorite Barneyism: calling an optical illusion an “obstacle confusion. ” “He was very droll man and great company. You’d never know what he’d come out with next,” Campbell said. “My favorite song that he sang was ‘I’m a Man You Don’t Meet Every Day.’ And that was true about Barney.” His Dutch wife, Joka, died 28 years ago and the EXPERT DEATHS LOCALLY MRS. CRAWFORD MANCHESTER, Ohio | Dorothy J. Coleman Crawford, 102, of Manchester, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at the Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Inpatient Center. She was born in Otway, Ohio, on Aug. 6, 1909, to the late Elijah M and Zetta Moore Coleman. She belonged to the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Manchester, the Order of Eastern Star, the Young at Heart Club, and she attended the Wilmington College. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L Crawford in December 1963. She is survived by her son, Thomas (Louise) R. Crawford of Knightstown, Ind.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. Services will be held 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at Wilson Home for Funerals. Rev Ken Ferguson will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Manchester Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m., until the time of the service. Friends and family may sign an online guestbook at www.wilsonhomeforfunerals.com. MRS. JONES FLEMINGSBURG | Evelyn Pauline Jones of couple had no children. He lived alone in the upscale fishing port of Howth and spent spare time tinkering with his boat and fishing on the Irish Sea. He continued to perform, despite suffering from diabetes and a mild stroke. McKenna is survived by his partner Tina, sister Marie and brother Sean, who is also a top Irish banjo player. Funeral arrangements were not immediately announced. Flemingsburg, stepped through Heaven’s gate to meet her Lord and Savior on April 5, 2012 after her battle with cancer. Mrs. Jones was born on March 30, 1926, to the late Henry and Ada McIntyre Zornes. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Henry O Jones Jr. of Flemingsburg; two daughters, Iva Jean “Jeanie” (Carl) Evans and Bonnie McCall (James) Burden, all of Carlisle; seven grandchildren, Cindy Evans, Carla VanWinkle, Chad Evans, Chandra Jennings, Jeremy McCall, Kristi Sidles and Leigh Ann Earlywine; 15 great-grandchildren; 10 great-greatgrandchildren; a daughterin-law, Bonnie Miller McCall; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death two sons, Spencer McCall and Jerry McCall; a greatgranddaughter, Brittany Ruble; two brothers, Bill Zornes and Bud Zornes; and five sisters, Anne Copper, Eula Belle Allison, Lelah Jordan, Edna Cooper and Hallie Barton. Mrs. Jones was a devout and faithful member of the First Church of God in Flemingsburg for many years. She loved her family and her Lord and will always be remembered for her quick smile and warm hugs. Services will be at 2 p.m., Monday April 9, 2012, at Boone-Nickell Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Tucker and Bro. Tommy Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Elizaville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rob Earlywine, Carl Haight, Larwence Jones, James Burden, Vernon Barton & Carl D. Evans. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Dearing, Jackie Jordan, Jeremy McCall and Norman Duncan. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may sign the guestbook at www. boonenickellfuneralhome. com. He served as an eucharistic minister and usher in his church, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Silver Spring, Md. In addition to church and municipal boards and committees he served with volunteer groups that supported churches, schools, libraries, community and other civic groups. His hobbies included woodworking and stained MR. REISS glass. He married Patsy M. MAYSVILLE | Royce Newell and they had two Hampton Reiss, 96, died sons, Royce H. (Carolyn April 4, 2012, in Sandy Brenneman) Reiss Jr. of Spring, Md . 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