Obituaries

Rebecca Irey

GUILFORD LAKE — Rebecca Irey, 66, of Guilford Lake, died at 8:35 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at her home. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 1/2/18

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Helen L. Culp

COLUMBIANA—Helen L. Culp, 89, of Columbiana died on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Salem. She was born on Oct. 11, 1928 in Elton, La., a daughter of the late Marion and Clara Arabie Nugent. Helen was a member of the First Christian Church of ...

Thomas Ferguson

SALEM – Thomas Ferguson, 54, of Salem died at 9:05 a.m. Friday at the Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born March 15, 1963, a son of Janice (Wiseman) Church. Tom retired from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and served in the United States Air Force. Survivors include his ...

Cleo Franklin Smalley

EAST ROCHESTER—Cleo Franklin Smalley, 79, of East Rochester died at his residence Friday. He was born Jan. 21, 1938 to Floyd and Beatrice L. (Faust) Smalley in Alchemy, Pa. Cleo was a member of the Kensington Christian Church. He worked for East Fairfield Coal Co. for 50 years. He ...

Edward A. Wheeler

SALEM—Edward A. Wheeler, 87, of Salem died at 2 a.m. Saturday at the Essex of Salem I. He was born March 13, 1930 in Peoli, the son of the late Raymond and Helen (Randall) Wheeler. Ed was a school bus repairman for Myers Equipment of Canfield. During the Korean War he served in the United ...

Billy Joe Flaata

SALEM—Billy Joe Flaata, 35, of Salem died Thursday in Salem. He was born on April 6, 1982 in Bottineau, N.D., the son of Shelley Diane (Kleespie) Flaata Carlson and the late Leroy H. Flaata. He had been last employed as a welder at MAC Trailor in Salem. He had previously been employed by ...

Johnny (John) Wayne Lagore

SALEM—Johnny (John) Wayne Lagore, 63, of Salem died at 1:23 a.m. Saturday at Salem Regional Medical Center following a six-month illness. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 12/31/17

Thomas Ferguson

LISBON — Thomas Ferguson, 54, died at 9:05 a.m. Friday at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 12/30/17

Billy Joe Flaata

SALEM — Billy Joe Flaata,  35, of Salem, died Thursday in Salem. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 12/30/17    

Alvin D. Kelley Jr.

NEW SPRINGFIELD — Alvin D. Kelley Jr., 81, of New Springfield, died at 10:55 p.m. Thursday at Briarfield at Ashley Circle. He was born on Aug. 24, 1936, in Youngstown, the son of the late Alvin D and Mary (Schultz) Kelley Sr. He retired from the Isley Rivers Construction Company, where ...

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B. John Karlis

COLUMBIANA — B. John Karlis, 94, of Columbiana, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 at Essex of Salem I. He was born July 15, 1923 in Salem, son of the late John and Mary Redmond Karlis. John was a graduate of Ohio University and served in the army during World War II and was a Purple Heart ...

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Suzanne Lowry Cain

SALEM – Suzanne Lowry Cain, 90, died at 10:40 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 at her home. She was born March 24, 1927 in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of the late Tracy Milton and Olive (White) Bissell. Suzanne was a homemaker, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Salem, January ...

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De Erla Rae Smith

LEETONIA – After living 100 years in her beloved Leetonia, De Erla Rae Smith went to her eternal home in Heaven at 11:01 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 1917. De Erla was born Dec. 21, 1917 in Leetonia, a daughter of Raymond and Helen Thorpe Smith. She was a 1935 graduate of Leetonia High School ...

Alvin D. Kelley

NEW SPRINGFIELD — Alvin D. Kelley, 81, of New Springfield, died at 10:55 a.m. Thursday at Briarfield at Ashley Circle in Austintown. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 12/29/17

Dr. J. Lance Rivers

SALEM—Former Illinois resident, Lance Rivers, 58, died Dec. 23, 2017 at his home in Salem. Lance was born January of 1959 to John and Wilma Rivers. Professor Rivers graduated from the University of Illinois where he studied Swedish and film. Following an eclectic career that included ...

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Nancy J. Horner

SEBRING — Nancy J. Horner, 74, of Sebring, died Friday at her home. Born April 8, 1943, in Martins Ferry, she was the daughter of the late Samuel G. and Miriam (Davis) Mills. Mrs. Horner was employed at Royal China and MPI Labels. Survivors include her husband, Frank Horner; her ...

Lessie Mae Dean

SALEM — Lessie Mae Dean, 86, died at 10:55 p.m. Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, at the Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Feb. 6, 1931, in Gilmer County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Samuel and Lola (Pritt) Radcliff. Lessie was a homemaker most of her life, worked at ...

Suzanne Lowry Cain

SALEM – Suzanne Lowry Cain, 90, died at 10:40 a.m. Monday at her home. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 12/27/17    

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Tony Parks

CANFIELD – Tony Parks, 85, died at his home early morning Tuesday. He was born April 23, 1932 in New Springfield, the son of Howard and Mary (McNutt) Parks. Tony owned and operated Parks Garden Center along with his wife Norma for 46 years. He previously worked at Petersburg Milling, Evans ...

William James Barnhart

SALEM — William James Barnhart, 64, of Salem, died at his home Dec. 20. He was born on March 16, 1953 in Akron, Ohio, one of four children of Cyrus D. and Barbara J. (Worrall) Barnhart. He was last employed at B & J Appliance in Salem. He is also survived by his children, Nicholas ...