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Guns and Sheets South Eastern Ohio, KKK | by Paul M Walsh
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Guns and Sheets South Eastern Ohio, KKK

NOTE: I have several KKK photos shot for editorial use. These photos do not by any means convey any of my personal views. I have quite a few other images of Klan from the late 1980's in SE Ohio. If you are interested in seeing any of them, please contact me.


In this photo shot October 1987 in Jackson County, Ohio. Farmer William Donta holds a gun, he had a KKK ralley, and a cross burning on his private property in Jackson County, Ohio.(Photo//Paul M. Walsh)









Friday, March 16, 2007


William Donta Jr.




William Donta Jr. 84, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2007, in Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.


He was born Aug. 19, 1922, in Ashland, Ky., to the late William Sr. and Essie (Sparks) Donta.


William was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and owned a machine shop. He also built a 13-acre lake in the 1960s called Paradise Lake, which he was very proud of.


In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his wife, Hannelore Donta; son, William Scott Donta; and several brothers and sisters.


He is survived by daughters Johanna (Mark) Brown, Billie (John) Colley, and Jennifer (Jason) Lowe; son Robert Donta; grandchildren Jonette, L.J., Larissa, Chelsea, Trey, Markie, Katelynn and Kirsten; and several brothers and sisters.


Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.


Friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


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