Obituaries

Ronald L. Freer

EAST PALESTINE — Ronald L. Freer, 70, died on Wednesday morning at his home following an illness of cancer. Born Jan. 7, 1947, in Salem, he was the son of the late Edward O. and Martha L. (Rauch) Freer. Most recently, Mr. Freer worked for Elder Ag and Turf in the parts and service ...

Leonard O. “Len” Tucker

HOMEWORTH — Leonard O. “Len” Tucker, 74, of Main Street, passed away at 10 p.m. Tuesday at his home following a sudden illness. Mr. Tucker was born Feb. 26, 1943 in North Tonawanda, N.Y., and was raised by the late Ted and Wilma Sutphin. A graduate of Highland High School, he worked ...

Shirley A. Crow

SALEM – Shirley A. Crow, 48, of Lisbon, died Saturday afternoon at Salem Regional Medical Center. Born April 2, 1968, in Painesville, she was the daughter of the late George and Naomi (Frum) Holnapy. Mrs. Crow was employed at Hearing Aids and Devices Inc. in Columbiana and ...

Lois A. (Burton) Dickson Harrold

SALEM — Lois A. (Burton) Dickson Harrold, 97, of Salem, died at 3:48 p.m. Tuesday at the Essex of Salem II. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 4/5/17  

Rolin William Herron

SALEM — Rolin William Herron, 94, of Salem died at 8:30 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017.  Rolin was born March 8, 1923 in Salem, the son of the late Arthur John and Neva Fay (Pregenzer) Herron. After graduation from Salem High School, he became a partner of Herron Transfer Co.  Rolin ...

Terry E. Davis

SUNRISE, Fla. — Terry E. Davis, 58, of Sunrise, Fla., passed away at 8:50 p.m. March 31, at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida, after a three-month battle with cancer. He was born on Sept. 30, 1958, in Youngstown, Ohio, the eldest son of Ralph and Ethel (Carr) Davis. He was a 1977 graduate ...

Alice Mae Makowski

DARLINGTON, Pa. — Alice Mae Makowski, 96, a longtime resident of Georgetown Road in Darlington, died April 2 in Delaware, Ohio, after a lengthy illness. She was born April 6, 1920, in Negley, a daughter of the late Levi and Nettie (McCoy) George. Mrs. Makowski graduated in 1939 from East ...

Craig William Less

SALEM — Craig William Less, 42, of Salem, died on March 29. He was born on Sept. 9, 1974, in Salem, the son of the late William and Nancy (Hendricks) Less. Mr. Less was a graduate of South Range High School and had worked as a self-employed plumber. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne ...

Alice Mae Makowski

DARLINGTON, Pa. — Alice Mae Makowski, 96, formerly of Darlington, Pa., died April 2 in Delaware, Ohio, following a lengthy illness. Arrangements pending with Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine. 4/4/17

Edward L. Mellinger

SALEM — Edward L. Mellinger, 69, of Salem, died Saturday at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 2, 1947, in Salem, he was the son of the late Nelson and Edna (Coy) Mellinger. Mr. Mellinger had been employed at Sparkle Market for over 20 years. Survivors include a son, ...

Kenny Lee Parks

LEETONIA — Kenny Lee Parks, 58, of Miller Road, died at 12:13 p.m. Saturday at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Mr. Parks was born Nov. 18, 1958 in Salem; a son of Clara (Richards) Parks of Columbiana and the late Samuel Harlow Parks, and had lived in this area all of his life. He ...

Ruth G. Close

SALEM — Ruth G. Close, 98, of Salem, died at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Jan. 31, 1919, in Irondale, Ohio, the daughter of the late, Frank and Nancy (Brooks) Ludlam. Mrs. Close was a 1937 graduate of Salineville ...

Frank L. Main

SALEM – Frank L. Main, 76, of Columbiana passed away early Saturday morning, April 1, 2017 at Essex of Salem III due to complications of lung cancer. Frank was born on Feb. 12, 1941, in Beaver Falls, Pa., a son of Frank S. and Wilda (McGowan) Main. He was a member of the first graduating ...

Alma R. Fields

SALEM—Alma R. Fields, 75, died at 8:34 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 26, 1941 in East Liverpool, Ohio, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Bircher) Barrett. Alma was a 1962 East Liverpool High School graduate. She was employed in the ...

Ruth G. Close

SALEM—Ruth G. Close, 97, died at 10:40 a.m. Sunday at the Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Damascus. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 4/3/17

Ross Joseph

SALEM—Ross Joseph, 90, died at 10:25 a.m. Sunday at Essex of Salem II. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 4/3/17

Jean Allcorn

EAST PALESTINE—Jean Allcorn, 95, of East Palestine died 7:40 a.m. Friday at Covington Community Campus where she had been a patient. Jean was born April 21, 1921 in Koppel, Pa., a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Estelle Smith Rylott, and had lived in East Palestine most of her life. She ...

Alma R. Fields

SALEM—Alma R. Fields, 75, died at 8:34 p.m. Friday at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 4/2/17

Betty Jane Buckley

SALEM—Betty Jane Buckley, 79, of South Lincoln Avenue died at 6:10 a.m. Thursday at the Salem Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Ms. Buckley was born June 27, 1937 in Elkton, a daughter of the late Percy Calvin and Annetta Irene (Reuff) Brownfield, and had lived in this ...

Myra Jean Allcorn

EAST PALESTINE—Myra Jean Allcorn, 95, of East Palestine died Friday at Covington Community Campus. Arrangements are pending with Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine. 4/1/17