Category: Obituaries

Joseph Ellison Schier

Joseph Ellison Schier, 73, of Carrollton, Ohio passed away following a brief illness on Sept. 25, 2022, with his family by his side. He was born in Chesterfield, SC to Harry and Myrtle Schier on Aug. 1, 1949. After graduating from Chesterfield High School, he moved to Ohio in 1967. Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968 and served as a Military Police Officer in Vietnam, earning several commendations and campaign

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Dale R. Williams

Dale R. Williams, sheriff of Carroll County, loving husband, and father of two children, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. He was 74. Dale was born on August 22, 1948, the second of twins, and lived his entire life in Carroll County. He graduated from Carrollton High School in 1966 and began his career in law enforcement in 1969 as a dispatcher for then Carroll County Sheriff Dean Yeager.

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Rita Ann Mehrman

Rita Ann Mehrman, 78, of East Canton, passed away at Mercy Medical Center on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.   Rita was born in Bellevue, Ohio on October 13, 1943 to Russell and Vivian (Frost) Keller.   Rita loved to travel and taking care of her family.  Rita is survived by three daughters:  Tamara (Todd) Lama of East Canton, Robin (Jeff) Boone of Waynesburg, and Tonya (Steve) Hoiland of Massillon; 11 grandchildren; 37

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Angela K. Bowie

Angela K. Bowie, 48, of Dellroy, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, in Canton, OH, from injuries sustained from a vehicle accident. She was born on Aug. 20, 1974, in Gallipolis, Ohio to Sandy Robinson and James Edward Bush. Angie was a member of the Theophilus Church in Louisville. She enjoyed watching her daughter play basketball, as well as taking care of her family and their two pugs, Doug and

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Lorrie L. Kaltenbaugh

Lorrie L. Kaltenbaugh, 50, of Strasburg, formerly of Carrollton, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022 in her home. A daughter of Robert and Shirley (Davis) Hendrix, she was born on Aug. 24, 1972, in Canton, Ohio.  Lorrie worked at Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital for eleven years as a Medical Assistant.  She loved having fun and traveling, especially to the ocean. Above all, she loved her family and spending time with them,

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Alfred Joseph Burford

Alfred Joseph Burford, 94, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.  He was born in Malvern, Ohio on May 15, 1928, to Earl and Gladys (Norris) Burford.  Joe graduated from Malvern High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After discharge from the Navy, Joe and his wife moved to Charlottesville where he attended UVA, earning a BS in Electronical Engineering. Joe worked at Sperry, NRAO, and FSTC in Charlottesville. He was

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Earl J. Ledford

Earl J. Ledford, 96, a longtime Dellroy, Ohio resident, died Monday evening, Sept. 19, 2022.  He was a jack of all trades, a Christmas light connoisseur, a master at the two-finger wave, he never met a stranger, and his smile would light up a room. A self-taught electrician, carpenter, and plumber there truly was nothing he could not do. If you had the pleasure of sitting with him on his

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Charles Alan Morckel

Charles Alan Morckel, age 63 of East Rochester, passed away at Aultman Health Foundation on Sunday, September 18, 2022.  Charles was born in Alliance, Ohio on August 25, 1959 to David O. Morckel and the late Mary (Walters) Hartshorne. Charles was a truck driver.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.Charles is survived by three daughters:  Jessica (Arsell) Allen of East Rochester, Felicia Morckel of Salem, and Danielle Gandee of Salem; two

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Franklin “Jack” Graber

Franklin “Jack” Graber, 90, of Mechanicstown, grew up in a Mennonite community and has always been a religious person. After moving into the area, he joined the First United Methodist Church of Carrollton. Born Jan. 24, 1932, on a farm near Pretty Prairie, Kansas to John and Katie Graber. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served in Germany. He graduated from Oklahoma City University in 1959 with a

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Ethel Marie Espasandin

Ethel Marie Espasandin, 91, of Malvern, passed away at Aultman Compassionate Care Center on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.   Ethel was born in Yorkville, Ohio on February 1, 1931 to George and Elizabeth (Walengisky) Atsalis.   Ethel enjoyed fishing, bingo, and camping. She and her husband traveled across the United States three times and across Canada once.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ethel is survived by her husband

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Wilbur W. Griffith

Wilbur W. Griffith age 72 of Salineville passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. He was born Sept. 17, 1949, to the late Wilbur and Floris Griffith.  He joined the Army where he was stationed in Germany, where he earned the National Defense Medal. Wilbur loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed doing mechanical work. In his spare time, he listened to old country music, attended flea markets and watched

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Kenneth C. Shick, Sr.

Kenneth C. Shick, Sr., 87, of Paris, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, in Aultman Hospital.  He was born June 23, 1935, in New Salem, PA, to Harris and Mildred (Kline) Shick. He was raised in New Salem, New Bethlehem and Dayton, PA and graduated from Dayton, PA High School in 1953.  In the 60’s, he and his family moved to Ohio to continue his career in the car business. He

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Dustin J. Teeters

Dustin J. Teeters, 33, passed away suddenly Sept. 16, 2022. He was born Sept.17, 1988, to David and Melanie Teeters.  Dustin enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served his country in Afghanistan. He will be remembered for his passion for life, his love of motorcycles and music, and his solid faith in Jesus Christ, which helped to lead many friends and family to come to know the Lord. His

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Connie Jo Butterfield

Connie Jo Butterfield, age 53 of Minerva, passed away at on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.  Connie was born in Canton April 11, 1969, to Joyce (Croston) Newman and the late Dennis Newman. Connie enjoyed singing and playing the piano.  She worked as a beautician and nail technician at Salon Revive in Minerva and was a member of New Covenant Church under Pastor Ron Mayle. Connie is survived by her mother,

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Thomas Cecil Garrison II, 38

Thomas Cecil Garrison II, 38, of Scio, passed away from an apparent reaction to a bee sting, at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.30, 2022, in the Emergency Room of Trinity Twin City Hospital in Dennison. He was born Oct. 8, 1983, in Alliance, son of Thomas Cecil Garrison Jr. and Andrea (Brewster) (fka Garrison) Bable. Although Thomas was born in Alliance, he spent most of his time in Scio and surrounding

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David V. Patton, 87

David V. Patton, 87, of Steubenville, Ohio passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, at Trinity West.  He was born Nov. 27, 1934, in Steubenville.  Dave was the son of the late Joseph & Ida Mae Pekruhn Patton.  He was a 1952 graduate of Steubenville High School, where he was a proud member of the 1952 State Runner-Up Men’s Basketball Team.  Upon graduation, he served in the Army and later worked

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James William Jefferies, 93

James William Jeffries, 93, of Paris, OH, passed away at Carroll Golden Age Retreat/County Home Monday, Aug. 29, 2022.  James was born in Grafton, West Virginia Nov. 29, 1928, to Leonard Alvin and Charlotte Elizabeth (Klepfel) Jeffries.  James drove truck for Fry Brothers Coal.  He also farmed.  He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing.  James is survived by three daughters:  Crystal (Bob) Bowman of Mechanicstown, Melody (Don) Weaver of North

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James A. Long, 86

James A. Long, 86, of Carrollton, entered into his eternal rest Aug. 22, 2022. Born Sept. 5, 1935, in Canton, he was the son of the late Frank and Lucille Long Jones.  He was a member of Dellroy United Methodist Church and was a certified lay speaker for 25 years. He was a member of Carroll County Genealogical Society and Carroll First Families, Carroll County Historical Society and Ohio Historical

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Alice Rutledge Poplin, 66

Alice Rutledge Poplin, 66, of Carrollton, passed away Sunday afternoon Aug. 14, 2022, at Aultman Hospital in Canton following a brief illness. Born Dec. 6, 1955, in Canton, she was a daughter of the late R. Herb and Pat Eick Rutledge.  Alice was a 1974 graduate of Carrollton High School. After graduation she went on to earn her degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from The Ohio State University in 1978,

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Ellen Mary Kump, 98

Ellen Mary Kump, 98, of Minerva, passed away at her home Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022.  Born Sept. 26, 1923, in Limaville, OH, she was a daughter to Walter Earl and Estella Scyrmantha (Freshly) Bedford. Ellen Mary was a member of Minerva United Methodist Church. She worked a total of 45 years as a nurse with most of those years at the Alliance City Hospital. She also worked at the Minerva

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Patricia E. Moyer, 80

Patricia E. Moyer (Pat), 80, of East Canton passed away peacefully with her family by her side Aug. 13, 2022.  Born May 3, 1942, she was the daughter of William and Lucille Schrecengost. Pat loved life, her family, friends and her grandchildren. She loved to camp, fish, hunt, play cards and embroidery, just to mention a few. Family and many friends will miss her baking, especially her homemade bread and

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William (Bill) F. Jobes Jr., 91

William (Bill) Finley Jobes Jr. After a long illness, Bill (age 91) passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family.  Bill was born June 20, 1931, in Canton, OH, to William and Coral (Steffey) Jobes.  He was a graduate of Minerva High School in 1949 and the University of Toledo with a degree in pharmacy in 1955. Bill interrupted his formal education for two years to serve in

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Donald P. Alazaus, 54

Donald P. Alazaus, 54, of Harlem Springs, passed away in his home Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.  Born July 16, 1968, in Canton, OH, he was a son to Donald D. Alazaus and Anita M. DiMario. Per the family’s wishes, there will be no services at this time.    Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton assisted the family with arrangements. 

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Alice F. Poplin, 66

Alice F. (Rutledge) Poplin, 66, of Carrollton, passed away Aug. 14, 2022, in Canton. Born Dec. 6, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Patricia Rutledge, and wife to Sheldon Lynn Poplin. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Glenn “G” R. George Jr., 67

Glenn “G” R. George Jr., 67, of Mechanicstown, passed away in his home Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022.   Born May 4, 1955, in Mechanicstown, he was a son of the late Glenn and Ruth (Morgan) George Sr. Immediately following high school graduation, Glenn began driving a truck for Summitville Tiles for more than 40 years in which he retired. During this time, Glenn was also a volunteer fireman for Fox Township

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Wesley E. Day Sr., 87

Wesley E. Day Sr., 87, of Bergholz, passed away Saturday morning Aug. 6, 2022, at the Carroll Golden Age Retreat. Born March 7, 1935, in Royal Oak, MI, he was a son of the late James Day and Margaret Whalen.  Wesley was a veteran of the Ohio National Guard 107th Armed Calvary and retired from Republic Steel Berger Division as a journeyman tool and die maker. For 14 years he served

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John H. McLoney, 97

John H. McLoney, 97, of Carrollton, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, in Centreville Village in Carrollton.  Born April 18, 1925, in Mechanicstown, he was a son to Harry and Hazel (Johnson) McLoney.  He was the owner of McLoney Construction and was a farmer. He was a member and Elder of First Presbyterian Church, Carrollton, and former member of Corinth Presbyterian Church, Mechanicstown. He was a US Army Veteran serving as a

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James A. Baxter, 81

James Andrew Baxter, 81, a lifetime resident of Amsterdam, OH, passed away quietly Aug. 3, 2022, attended by his niece, Marianne and brother-in-law, Bob.  James was born April 11, 1941, as the second child of Andrew and Dolly (Aldred) Baxter.  At 8 years of age, James contracted Polio and lost the use of his legs. He was determined to not let this interfere with his life and learned to walk despite

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Betty J. Guess, 90

Betty Joan Guess, 90, passed away at Otterbein Senior Living Center in Lebanon, OH, Friday morning, Aug. 5, 2022.  Born Nov. 25, 1931, in Carrollton, she was a daughter to Earl and Bessie (Scarlott) Blazer. In 1953, Betty married Mac L. Guess, who passed away in 2002.  Betty is survived by three daughters, Wendy Albert (Mike), Cindy Frye (Andy) and Jennifer Harper (Jeff); nine grandchildren and multiple great grandchildren.  She

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Alfa I. Falbo, 96

Alfa Imogene Falbo, 96, of Sherrodsville, passed away at Canton Christian Home Thursday, July 28, 2022.   Born Nov. 24, 1925, in Canton, she was a daughter to Joseph and Catherine (Marion) Marcoaldi.   Alfa was a member of St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Waynesburg. She worked as a cook at Sandy Valley High School. Her specialty was cooking.  She also enjoyed bowling and painting. Alfa is survived by

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Charles Evans Fitterer, 93

Charles Evans Fitterer, 93, of Minerva, passed away peacefully at Union Hospital on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.   Charles, also known as “Charley,” and during his childhood, “Skip,” was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on June 18, 1929, the only child of the late George Raymond (GR) and Katherine (Evans) Fitterer. Charley grew up in Oakmont, PA, graduating from Oakmont High School (now Riverview) in 1947. He first attended Cornell University and then

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Elizabeth R. Knisely, 91

Elizabeth “Betty” Rose Knisely, 91, passed away peacefully at the Carroll Golden Age Retreat Tuesday morning, July 26, 2022. Born Dec. 22, 1930, in West Virginia, she was a daughter to the late Roswell and Clarice Simons. She married William H. Knisely, who passed away in 1978. They had two sons, Mark Allen Knisely who died in 2011, and Douglas H. Knisely (Carrollton), who survives her.  Two brothers, Kenneth and Roger Simons,

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Thomas W. Parker, 60

Thomas W. Parker, 60, of Carrollton, passed away Monday afternoon, July 25, 2022, at Aultman Hospital following a brief battle with cancer. Born Oct. 18, 1961, in Canton, he was the son of Donald Parker of Carrollton and the late Saundra Beadnell Parker.  Tom was a 1980 graduate of Carrollton High School. Since 1998, he was a partner at D&D Appliance in Carrollton. He had a love for Carrollton and

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Bob “Hiram” Walker, 85

Bob “Hiram” “Whitey” Walker, 85, of Bergholz, passed away July 24, 2022. Born Aug. 10, 1936, he was the only son of the late Hallie and Waldon “Bill” Walker.  He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and self-employed painter with the Seldom Seen Paint Company, with whom he worked with Richard Gregor.  He was a life-long member of Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Bergholz. He enjoyed hunting, traveling,

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Steven G. Williams, 60

Steven G. Williams, 60, of Minerva, died Thursday, July 21, 2022, in the Cleveland Clinic.  Born Nov. 27, 1961, in Canton, he was a son to the late George and Jacqueline (Reifsnyder) Williams.  He worked for BTI in Carrollton. As an avid and successful athlete, he graduated from Carrollton High School in 1980, where he played both football and basketball, and attended Mount Union University. He was a member of

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Karen M. Mack-Hatfield, 65

Karen Marie Mack – Hatfield, 65, of Parma and formerly of Carrollton, passed away Friday July 22, 2022.  Born Sept. 20, 1956, in Medina, she was a daughter to Merle and Evelyn Mack. On Feb. 7, 1995, she married Joe “Carl” Hatfield, who passed away April 17, 2015. Karen was a member of Greenbrier Church in Mechanicstown, OH. She worked as a manager at the Certified Gas Station for many

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Grace C. (Hale) Seward, 94

Grace Charlotte (Hale) Seward, 94, of Cambridge, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at The Cambridge Place. Born March 15, 1928, in West Chester, PA, she was a daughter of the late Charles Hale and Grace C. (Coe) Hale. Mrs. Seward received her bachelor’s degree from Malone College in 1974. She was a 5th grade schoolteacher for many years. In Carroll County, she helped to establish the Head Start Program for the

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Earshel “Carl” Mullins, 88

Earshel “Carl” Mullins, 88, of East Canton passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022.   Born March 30, 1934, in Winifrede, WV, he was a son to Ray and Locie (White) Mullins. Carl resided in West Virginia until he and his wife Kathryn moved to Cleveland, OH. In the late 70s, he moved his wife and two youngest children to Palmyra. A member of the United Auto Workers Union, he retired from the Chrysler

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Patricia J. Magee, 91

Patricia Jean Magee, 91, of Malvern, passed away at her residence Monday, July 18, 2022.  Born Nov. 30, 1930, in Canton, she was a daughter to Edwin and Mary (Hochgesang) Godwin.Patricia attended the Mission Baptist Temple in Stow. She worked for Jones Medical Industries in Canton for 25 years.Patricia is survived by her three daughters, Beth (Michael) Howell of Malvern, Barbara Maple of Akron and Nancy Miller of Malvern; and

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Richard J. Harty, 85

Richard James Harty, 85, passed away July 10, 2022, at Carroll Healthcare Center in Carrollton. Born Dec. 14, 1936, in Akron, he was the son of the late Harold Jenks and Elizabeth Rebecca Harty. His wife of 41 years, Lillie Margaret Perry Harty, whom he married Jan. 27, 1974, passed away Feb. 20, 2015. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carol

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Linda K. Kelley, 73

Linda Kathleen Kelley of Carrollton passed away in her home, surrounded by family, following a courageous battle with cancer June 30, 2022. She was born March 8, 1949.  She loved gardening, cooking and spending time with the two loves of her life, her daughter and granddaughter.  Linda retired as an occupational therapist working in Cambridge, OH, after 23 years of service.  She was preceded in death by her parents; grandmother, Daisy

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Mary Juanita Ray, 96

On July 17, 2022, Mary Juanita (Rutledge) Ray, 96, entered into her eternal rest.  Born Oct. 11, 1925, in Riverton, WV, she was the daughter of Fred A. and Mary Harper Smith. The family moved to Ohio in 1928. Juanita graduated from Dellroy High School in 1943 and worked over the years at the Timken Co., Carroll Electric and McFadden Insurance until she retired in 1988. She is a member

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Vernon J. Webb, 91

Vernon J. Webb, 91, a longtime Bowerston area resident, died early Friday morning, July 15, 2022, in Oak Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Baltic. Born Jan. 10, 1931, in Bedford, OH, he was the son of the late John Jay and Anna Grace Griminger Webb. His wife, Geraldine M. “Gerry” Osburn Webb, whom he married Nov. 2, 1960, passed away Feb. 22, 2009. In addition to his wife and parents, he

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Virginia P. Beckley, 78

Virginia Pearl Beckley, 78, of Carrollton, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Born Dec. 7, 1943, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Kay Ward.  She married the love of her life, Frank E. Beckley, with whom she celebrated 57 years together.  Virginia attended the Carrollton Assembly of God in Carrollton. She enjoyed doing private home health care for many people in Carroll

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Jane Wilkin, 90

Jane Wilkin, 90, of Malvern passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2022.  Born Aug. 22, 1931, in Bergholz, she was a daughter to the late Joseph and Beona Agnes Beadnell.  She was married to the late William “Red” Wilkin Jr. Jane worked at the Scio Pottery and later at T.RW.\P.C.C. in Minerva. In her spare time, she liked to attend auctions, crochet and do jig saw puzzles. Survivors include her three

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Kathryn D. Finnicum, 89

Kathryn “Kate” Doris Finnicum, 89, of Carrollton passed away Monday July 11, 2022. Born March 31, 1933, she was a daughter to the late Charles and Elizabeth Ratliff. Kate married the love of her life, Earl Dean Finnicum, Dec. 2, 1950. He passed away May 15, 2009.  She was a home maker and loved being a baby sitter taking care of children in the community for over 30 years. Kate

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Herman T. Wingerter, 94

Herman “Tom” Wingerter, 94, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2022. Herman was born in Malvern, to George C. Sr and Regina C. Wingerter Herman is a graduate of Malvern High School. After high school, he joined the Army and served in World War II. He then went to Colorado State University where he earned a degree in Forestry. Herman was always proud of the fact he had perfect attendance all

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Horace “Butch” E. Weals, 72

Horace “Butch” Earl Weals, 72, of Carrollton, passed away July 1, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Canton. Born Jan. 29, 1950, he was a son to the late Horace Arthur Weals and Jacqueline M. (Stewart) Weals.  He married the love of his life, Nancy Marcia Weals, Nov. 1, 1970. She passed away Jan. 4, 2011. Butch was a machinist by trade and retired from Sebring Tool and Die.  He is

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Tamara S. McQuillan, 35

Tamara S. McQuillan, 35, of Uhrichsville, died in her home suddenly Sunday afternoon, July 3, 2022. Born July 22, 1986, in Greensboro, NC, she was the daughter of Richard L. and Debbie Rice of Bowerston and Taunya L. Lynch of Greensboro, NC.   Tamara was currently employed as a phlebotomist at the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital in Dover and was a former employee of Lifeshare Community Blood Services in Canton. She was

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John R. Mullen, Sr., 72

John Randall Mullen Sr., 72, of rural Carrollton, peacefully went to be with Jesus early Sunday morning, July 3, 2022, in his residence surrounded by the love of his family. Born Dec. 11, 1949, in Canton, he was the son of the late John Henry and Clara Imogene “Jean” (Bailey) Mullen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin (Mick) Mullen and Kevin Mullen. Randy

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