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Obituaries

Shirley A. (Knight) Whaley

ALLIANCE—Shirley A. (Knight) Whaley, 72, of Alliance passed away at 9:38 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Altercare of Alliance. She was born Oct. 2, 1946, in Alliance, Ohio, to Russell and Minnie (Dennis) Knight. She was a graduate of Alliance High School and a member of the New Hope ...

David J. Nash

SALEM —  David J. Nash, 48, of Salem, and Springfield, Tenn., died Thursday at his home in Tennessee following a short illness. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen &  Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. 3/30/19

Richard A. Heston

SALEM — Richard A. Heston, 79, of Salem, died Friday at his home. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen &  Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. 3/30/19

Emma Ruth Weaver

COLUMBIANA—Emma Ruth Weaver, 93, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 26, 2019 at her home. Mrs. Weaver was born May 16, 1925 in Dalton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Martha Hoover Good, and had lived in this area most of her life. Emma was a homemaker and member of Salem ...

Jason W. “Chip” Chappell

AUSTINTOWN — Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, for Jason W. “Chip” Chappell, 45, who died unexpectedly Saturday at East Liverpool Hospital. Chip was born July 20, 1973, in Beaver Falls, Pa., the son of Harold and ...

Wilma L. Cyrus

EAST PALESTINE—Wilma L. Cyrus, 89, a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday at Christian House of East Palestine. Wilma was born Nov. 14, 1929 in Unity Township, a daughter of the late Ray and Georgianna Peters Saviers. She was a graduate of East Palestine High School class of 1947. She was ...

Richard “Rick” A. Valentine

LEETONIA—Richard “Rick” A. Valentine, also known as “Lefty,” 55, of Leetonia died on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 9, 1963 in Youngstown, a son of Margaret McNiven Valentine and the late Robert Valentine. Rick founded ...

Eugene Victor Toy Jr.

CANFIELD – Eugene Victor Toy Jr., 69, died early Tuesday morning surrounded by his family. Mr. Toy was born on June 12, 1949, a son of the late Eugene V. Toy Sr. and Correne (Regas) Toy. Gene was a graduate of North Lima High School. He married the former Linda Cary Bregar on Dec. 9, ...

James A. Griffith

EAST PALESTINE—James A. Griffith, 100, a longtime resident of East Palestine, died Monday at his home with his family and caretaker by his side. James was born Jan. 21, 1919 in Canonsburg, Pa., a son of the late Alfred and Ina Morrison Griffith. He was a 1937 graduate of East Palestine High ...

Brandon Ray Jacobs

NEW WATERFORD – Brandon Ray Jacobs, 20, of Metz Road died suddenly on Saturday at his home. Brandon was born Sept. 25, 1998 in Salem, the son of Stanley R. and Brenda K. Spalding Jacobs, and lived in this area all of his life. He was a recent graduate of the Buckeye Online School and was a ...

Charles R. Pierce Sr.

SEBRING—Charles R. Pierce Sr., 80, of Sebring died Friday at Altercare of Alliance. Charles was born in Warren on Jan. 20, 1939, the son of the late Mac and Mary Josephine (Folgle) Pierce. He worked for 10 years at Russell Woolman Dairy Farms and also for Ohio Edison on the Sub-Station ...

Larry J. Horn

NEGLEY—Larry J. Horn, a lifelong resident of East Palestine died Sunday at the Covington Community Campus following a brief illness. Larry was born June 13, 1949 in Salem, son of the late James “Bud” and Janet Weschenmoser Horn. He was a 1967 graduate of East Palestine High School, ...

Barbara Wilson McCorkhill

BELOIT — Barbara Wilson McCorkhill, 88, died peacefully on Thursday, March 21, 2019 after a brief illness. She was born at home in Salem, Ohio on July 31, 1930. She was the daughter of James H. Wilson Sr. and Laura Mulford Wilson. Barbara was deeply beloved by her family who were privileged ...

Richard H. “Dick” Crosser

LISBON— Richard H. “Dick” Crosser, 81, of West Spruce Street, died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday at the Continuing Healthcare of Lisbon. Mr. Crosser was born March 9, 1938 in Lisbon, a son of the late Paul R. and Della Mae (Dechant) Crosser, and had lived all of his life in the Lisbon area. A ...

Elaine Kay (Hoops) Carpenter

NORTH GEORGETOWN — Elaine Kay (Hoops) Carpenter, 79, of North Georgetown died at 8:05 p.m. Sunday at her home. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 3/26/19

Rev. Eric L. Martin

SEBRING — Rev. Eric L. Martin, 81, of Sebring died March 19 at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital. Rev. Martin was born on July 29, 1937, the son of the late John Samuel Sr. and Maebeth (Gardner) Martin. He served as a pastor for over 50 years at many churches in the East Ohio ...

Edna Lipp

EAST PALESTINE — Edna M. Lipp, 95, of East Palestine, died Friday morning, March 22, 2019 at Assumption Village in North Lima where she had been a patient. Born Jan. 1, 1924 in Youngstown, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Edna Kessler. She had worked at one time with ...

Dwane Feezle

EAST PALESTINE — Dwane A. Feezle, 40, died Friday evening, March 22, 2019. Born Oct. 20, 1978 in Salem, he was the son of George Feezle, Jr. and Carol Kincaide Feezle. A lifetime area resident, he worked at Feezle Auto Wrecking. In addition to his mother of LEetonia and his father of ...

Elaine Evans

LISBON — Elaine Evans, 84, formerly of Sunset Drive, died at 7:32 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Allay Senior Care. Born April 17, 1934 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Clarence A. Bruey and the late Mary Alice (Lowry) Bruey Apple and had lived all of her life in the Lisbon ...

Richard ‘Dick’ Crosser

LISBON — Richard H. “Dick” Crosser, 81, of West Spruce Street, died at 8:40 a.m., Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Continuing Healthcare of Lisbon. Arrangements are pending at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home. 3/25/19