William J. DeVault, Sr., age 84, of Miric Rd, Harrisville, Ohio, died Monday, January 30, 2012 at East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martin’s Ferry, Ohio. William was born Sept. 22, 1927, son of the late Howard and Beatrice Yates.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents by two brothers John McPeak and Robert DeVault; six sisters, Ruth Jones, Elsie Smith, Ethel Smallwood, Viola Hayes, Ann Sable, and Dixie Moore.

Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at the Brokoski Funeral Home, Adena, Ohio with Rev. Drew McPeek officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jake Robertson Fund (his great-grandson for spina abifida), P. O. Box 83, Harrisville, Ohio 43974.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.