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Obituaries

RENA CRAWFORD

Rena M. Crawford, 82, of Clarington, Ohio, passed away in the very early morning hours of Sunday, October 15, 2017 at The Arbors in Woodsfield. She was born in New Matamoras, OH, on February 2, 1935 to the late Samuel and Laura (Pugh) Frye. She is preceded in death by four sisters, Elma, ...

ZELDA SELMON

Zelda Corbett Selmon, 85, of Montgomery, AL, passed on Monday, October 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years Paul T. Selmon Sr. She is survived by three children, Paul T. Selmon, Jr. (Rose), Carol Sprinkle (Jim), James Selmon (Melissa); sister, Lena Myles (Ray); ...

SHIRLEY KUSTERLE

Shirley Marie Kusterle, 90, of Shadyside, Ohio died Monday, October 16, 2016. Shirley was born December 4, 1926, in Zanesville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Cliffton and Naomi Landis Abmyer. She was a Presbyterian by faith. Preceding her in death was her husband, Joseph William Kusterle, ...

DEBORA STRICKLAND

Debora (Hinson) Strickland, 62, of Bellaire, Ohio, died Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, WVA. Arrangements are pending at Thorn-Black Funeral Home in Quaker City.

CHARLES “BUD” TIMKO

Charles “Bud” “Chuck” Timko, 63, of Key, Ohio, died Oct. 14, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on April 22, 1954, son of the late Andrew and Mary Kasonovich Timko. Bud was a retired utility worker from First Energy and a farmer. He was a ...

RONALD CHRISTMAN

Ronald Allen Christman, 78, of Conroe, TX, died suddenly September 15, 2017, in New Orleans, LA. Ron was born February 1, 1939, in Wheeling, WV, the son of the late Alma R. and R. Willard Christman. Ron was a 1957 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School. Ron was retired from ...

PATRICIA FORSYTHE

Patricia (Patty) Ayers Forsythe, 90, passed away at her home in The Villages, Florida on October 9, 2017. She was born in Blaine, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Delore (Teilhet) Ayers, her loving husband of 63 years, Robert E. Forsythe, grandson, John Michael, ...

RICHARD HORNBECK

Richard Hornbeck, 90, of Shadyside, OH, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at his home. Richard was born Sept. 27, 1927, in Bellaire, OH, a son of the late Emmit and Evelyn Carr Hornbeck. Richard was the retired owner-general manager of Top Auto Sales, formerly of Bellaire. He was a member and ...

GREGORY JOHNSON

Gregory A. Johnson, 59, of Bellaire, OH, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH. Greg was born June 20, 1958, in Bellaire, OH, a son of the late Roland A. “Red” and Kathleen Kelly Johnson. He was a skilled and respected member of ...

ALLEN SPARROW

Allen V. Sparrow, 87, of Hopedale, Ohio, died Oct. 11, 2017 in Trinity West Medical Center, Steubenville, Ohio. He was born at the family farm in Hopedale, Oct. 7, 1930, son of the late Oda and Gertrude Allen Sparrow. Allen was a program assistant for the Jefferson Co. Agricultural ...

JOHN FECSKE

John Fecske, 76, of Cadiz, died Wednesday. Visitation Monday 11a.m. until funeral 1 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz.

DIANA SOMMER

Diana L. (Lude) Sommer, 65, of Martins Ferry, OH, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Rolling Hills Nursing Home, Bridgeport, OH. She was born Aug. 18, 1952, in Clarington, OH, a daughter of the late Earl J. and Elizabeth M. “Elsie” (Haag) Lude. She was a licensed cosmetologist and ...

CHASE COE

Chase Coe, infant son of Brian R. and Sloma Waryck Coe, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in The Ohio State University Hospital. Surviving in addition to his parents are siblings, Richard Kenney, Kayden, Keylee and Leland Coe; maternal grandparents, Linda and Jacob Beegle and Luther and Connie ...

ALLEN SPARROW

Allen Sparrow, 87, of Hopedale, OH, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Visitation 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Blackburn Funeral Home in Hopedale. Additional visitation noon Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, until 1 p.m. service, Hopedale Presbyterian Church. A full obituary will appear in ...

LOUIS MASTELLER

Louis Leroy Masteller, 87, Dublin, OH, died October 4, 2017. Visitation Friday 5-8 p.m. with services Saturday 11 a.m. at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, OH.

THOMAS FORD

Thomas R. Ford, 96, of Cadiz, died Tuesday. At his request no service will be held. Clark Kirkland Funeral Home.

JOSEPH DALLISON

Joseph Robert Dallison Jr, 63, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on October 10, 2017, in Liza’s Place. Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday October 13, 2017 at the Kepner Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, 2101 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003 (304-277- 2722) with Vigil Services at 7 p.m. ...

GENEVA KLEMPA

Geneva Rae Klempa, 87 of Wheeling, W.Va., formerly of Bellaire, Ohio, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling, W.Va. She was born Nov. 16, 1929 in Bellaire, Ohio, the daughter of the late Orphy R. and Antoinette DeBlasis Ricer. Geneva was a retired employee ...

FRANKLIN DOWDLE  JR.

Franklin D. Dowdle Jr., 65, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2017. He is survived by his sisters, Sheila M. Turrell, Sylvia I. Johnson and Dawn N. (Johannes) Assen; his uncles, Melvin “Tut” Dowdle, James C. Dowdle, Floyd Stewart, James Talbott and George Jenkins; his aunts, Jean ...

JOSEPH PHILLIPS

Joseph Patrick Phillips, 95 of Merritt Island, FL, died Saturday, September 23, 2017. No services are planned.