Tuesday, August 6, 2002
Alan B. Hartman
Alan B. Hartman, age 63, of Bolivar, died Sunday in Mercy Medical Center after a sudden illness. Born in Canton, he was a 1957 graduate of Lehman High School. He was retired from the Timken Co. after 39 years of service, and also was the owner and operator of Hartman Heating Cooling. Alan was a former member of the Lawrence Twp. Zoning Board, having served for 24 years. He was a member of the Golden Lodge, a board member of the Hilltop Hikers and the Stark County Bicycle Club. Survived by his wife, Donna J. Hartman of the home; a daughter, Ann Hartman of Massillon; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Tab A. and Jennifer Hartman, and Jeffrey J. Hartman, all of Bolivar; a stepdaughter and her husband, Julie Limbach-Jones and Michael of Manhattan Beach, CA; two grandchildren, Kristy and Zachary Hartman; two step-grandchildren, Jason and Erin Jones; and a sister and brother-in-law, Millie and Jim Gowins of Massillon. Preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Irene Hartman. Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Lamiell Funeral Home, 1353 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, with Rev. Donald Richards officiating. Burial will be in Ft. Laurens Cemetery in Bolivar. Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Stark County Bicycle Club.
Barbara Sommers, age 82, of Uniontown, went to be with the Lord Monday morning August 5, 2002 at Aultman Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born in Plain City, Ohio on August 20, 1919 to the late John C. and Clara (Helmuth) Plank. Barbara was an active member of the Hartville Mennonite Church. Preceded in death by an infant son, John; great-grandson, Caleb; and five brothers and sisters. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Alvin; daughters and sons-in-law, Caroline and John Sommers of MO, Ruth and Paul Miller of Uniontown, Martha and Ray Troyer of MS, and Sharon and Philip Lam of Hartville; sons and daughters-in-law, William and Katherine of NC, Edwin and Miriam of Hartville, Nelson and Becky of Cuyahoga Falls, Floyd and Renee of IA, Gayland and Melody of IN, Laverne and Leona, and David and Melodie Sommers all of Hartville; 46 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren; sister, Amanda Miller of IN; and brothers, Andy (and Edna) Plank of WI, and Jonas (and Gertie) Plank of IL. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 6-9:00 PM in the Hartville Mennonite Church and 1 hour prior to church services (Thursday 9-10:00 AM). Funeral services will be Thursday 10:00AM in the church with Pastors Dave Hall and Henry Shrock officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Y.W.A.M., c/o Hartville Mennonite Church, 1470 Smith-Kramer St., Hartville, OH 44632.
Dale William Young
Dale William Young, 82, of Massillon died Sunday, August 4, 2002 at Mercy Medical Center in Canton. Born June 12, 1920 in Canton, he was the son of the late Royal and Pearl Young and had lived most of his life in the area. Mr. Young was retired from McLain Grocery. He was an World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air-Corps and was a member of St. Barbara's Catholic Church. In additional to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife,. Eva R. Young in January 2001; one son, James Young; five brothers and one sister. Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl A. Baker of Massillon; Kathy Williams of Huntington, IN, and Vickie S. DeWees of North Canton; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Atkinson-Feucht-Shaidnagle Funeral Home in Massillon. Interment will be at St. Barbara's Catholic Cemetery. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Erna W. Netta
Erna W. Netta, age 87, of West Lafayette, OH, formerly of Canton, passed away Sunday evening Aug. 4, 2002. She was a Sales Clerk at Stern Mann's for over 20 years. Preceded in death by her husband, Otto Netta in 1995. Survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William and Lois Netta; grandchildren, Stephen (wife-Jodi) Netta, Cathy Netta; sister and brother-in-law, Erika and Henry Elges; many nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of North Lawn Cemetery. Pastor Arthur E. Bliese will officiate. The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Coshocton Co., P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812.
Mrs. Florence M. Rastetter, age 94, formerly of Canton, OH., passed away Saturday, August 3, 2002, in Whitehall, MI. Mrs. Rastetter was born December 25, 1907, to Elmer and Maude (Roush) Gerber in Massillon, OH. Her survivors include her daughter, Karen DeBard of Twin lake, MI; two grandchildren, Robin (Robert) Nelson of Bradenton, FL., and Denise (Eric) Fleet of Whitehall, MI; and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Rastetter was preceded in death by her husband, William; her daughter, Marcia Gehl; and her son-in-law, Richard DeBard. A PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICE will be held at a later date. Interment in Twin Lake Cemetery in Twin Lake, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
George W. Jackson
George W. Jackson, age 80 of Canton died Sunday evening in Green Meadows Health and Wellness Center following an extended illness. Born February 11, 1922 in Canton to the late, William and Cora Jackson. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in both WWII and the Korean Conflict and was retired from Canton Castings. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jackson in 1988, three brothers and four sisters. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Dale Irene and Ronald Randall of Canton; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Wright of Orlando, FL and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Jacob's Cemetery, Cairo. Calling hours in the funeral home two hours prior to services from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Herman H. Nagel
Herman H. Nagel, age 95, died Monday, August 5, 2002, at the Laurels of Massillon, where he and his wife resided. He was born in Alliance May 2, 1907, to the late Herman J. and Elizabeth (Mersmann) Nagel. A member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church, he was employed as a salesman for Gheen's Top- All Bakery and Bond Bread Company for over 20 years. He also was an area manager for several A P stores for 5 years and during WWII, worked at Canton Drop Forge and Alliance Machine. He was well known and will be missed for his stories and joke telling and making people smile. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Erma (Stull) Nagel who he married June 6, 1928; granddaughters, Jill Toy and husband, Bill, Gale Nagel all of North Canton, Lisa Stouffer and husband, David; great grandsons, Grant and Ryan Stouffer all of Fairlawn; sister, Elsie Irish of Canton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Gloria Nagel; sisters, Matilda Zumbeck and Elizabeth Raber. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands got laid to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us... He Only Takes The Best. Services will be held Wednesday, August 7 at 1 p.m. in Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 701 Walnut St. NE, Canton, with the Rev. Dr. John M. Mann officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may be received one hour prior to services at the church. No calling hours at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, 925 South Main Street, North Canton OH 44720 or to the Stark County Humane Society, 5100 Peach St NE, North Canton, OH 44720.
Jesse D. Williamson
Jesse Dane Williamson, age 17, of Hiram, GA., and Mineral City, OH., passed away suddenly last Tuesday. He was born in Canton and for the past six years he had resided in the Dallas and Hiram, GA area and also Mineral City. He was a student at Tucky Valley High School and also was a Staff Sgt. in the ROTC at Paulding County High School in Georgia. Jesse was preceded in death by his mother, Sherry Lyn Harsh Williamson, on December 29, 2000. He is survived by his father, Rex C. Williamson; and brother, Jimmy Williamson, with whom he resided. Services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia with Rev. Peggy Garner officiating. Interment in Magnolia Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
John R. Kirk
John R. Kirk, age 70, formerly of Massillon, passed away Sunday morning at Windsor Medical Center in North Canton. He was born July 4, 1932 in Canton to the late Ernest and Helen (Mathews) Kirk. John retired as a salesman for Proctor Gamble. After retirement he was a distributor of computerized signs. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Massillon and was active with the Barber Shop Chorus. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by wife, Barbara Kirk in 1996. He is survived by his sister, Donna Day of Massillon; brother, Dwight Kirk of Canton; aunt, Ann Yelichek of Canton; nieces and nephews, JoAnn (Gary) Hunt of Greentown, Lorie (Mike) Seasor of Massillon, Diane (Ron) Ramey of North Canton, Coleen (Tim) Hayes of Texas, Ron Kirk of Chicago. Services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon, the Rev. Leslie Peine will officiate. Cremation will follow the service. His final resting place will be Sunset Hills Burial Park. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the service.
Kenneth Leroy Kandel
Kenneth Leroy Kandel, age 83 of Salem, Ohio and Floral City, Florida, died at Salem Community Hospital on August 4, 2002 at 11:20 a.m. He was born November 22, 1918 in Canton, Ohio, a son of Clarence and Frances Ella (Schaefer) Kandel. Mr. Kandel attended Marlboro School in Marlboro. He was employed as a carpenter for 62 years and most recently was employed at Messinger Nursery in Floral City, Florida. He attended Harvest Baptist Church in Salem, was a past member of the Stark County Mounted Sheriff Patrol, a past 4-H advisor, past member of National Frame Builders Association and enjoyed working with leather. Even though he was very active in many things, he always made sure his family took part in what he did. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Jane (Myers) Kandel whom he married on January 21, 1960; two sons, M. Cy (Susan) Kandel of North Canton, Jimmy Ray Kandel of Homeworth; two daughters, Linda (Frank) McMichael of Homeworth, Mara Suvak of Ravenna; one step-daughter Rebecca Morehead of Ravenna; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Thelma (Kandel) Brunner of Phoenix, Arizona. His parents and his first wife, Martha Mae (Steiner) Kandel preceded him in death. A funeral service will be held at Walton-Schrader Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 8, 2002 with Rev. Ron Laughlin officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Walton-Schrader Funeral Home 1131 West State St. Alliance, OH 44601.
Mary R. Wucinich
Mary R. Wucinich, age 85 of Canton passed away Sunday evening after a sudden illness. Mrs. Wucinich was born in Islen, PA, and had lived in Canton most of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, Angelo and Olivia (Livery) Penny, three brothers, Frank, Mario and Paul Penny, and one sister, Sylvia Penny. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, William and Donna Wucinich of North Canton; three grandchildren and their spouses, Diane and Victor Haidet, Karen and Michael Weeks and Sandra and Doug Dowers; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Rossi Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Ronald M. Klingler officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday 9-10 a.m. in the Rossi Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pegasus Farms Equestrian Center for the Disabled 2815 Cleveland Ave SW, Canton, OH 44707.
Raymond Zimmerman, age 67, of Akron, passed away Monday morning August 5, 2002 in Akron City Hospital. He was born in Tuscarawas County, OH, November 16, 1934 to the late Fred L. and Rose (Cotterman) Zimmerman. He was a heavy equipment operator with Lakeshore Land Development Co. of Avon Lake, Ohio. Raymond was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survived by his wife of 32 years, Eileen, daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Marshell and Todd Watson of Strasburg, OH, Denise R. Zimmerman of Akron; sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Karen Holly, and Keith Holly all of Mansfield, David and Mary Holly of Elyria, Robert and Angie Andrews of Brewster, David Michael Zimmerman of Beach City, OH; 13 grandchildren; sisters, Jeanette (and Kenneth) Teter of Elyria, Pauline Radd of North Ridgeville, Pearl Keiper of Elyria, and Sis (and Pat) Kehl of North Ridgeville; sister-in-law, Marlene Zimmerman and her son, Tim Zimmerman of Canton. Preceded in death by brothers, Fred and Gene. Friends may call Wednesday 2 hours prior to services (11:00 AM-1:00 PM) in the Arnold Funeral Home, 1517 Market Ave., N., Canton. Funeral Services will be Wednesday 1:00PM in the funeral home with Roger Hartman officiating. Final Resting Place is North Lawn Cemetery.
Robert Domenic Bernardon, age 59, of Garland, TX, formerly of Canton, passed away from cancer in Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, TX, on Aug, 3, 2002. He was born on May 1, 1943, in New York, NY, to Domenick Bernardon and Inez L. Marus, who preceded him in death. He was a graduate of the University of Detroit, Detroit, MI, and received his MBA Graduate Degree at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. He was employed as a consultant with the Thomas Group, Inc. of Dallas, TX. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Beverly Hindmarsh Bernardon; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Michael and Heather Bernardon and granddaughter, Natalie Renee of Cincinnati, OH; daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Sean Chapman and grandson, Shane Domenic of Garland, TX; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry and Joanne Bernardon of North Canton, Dr. Steve and Gale Bernardon of Edgewood, KY; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Catherine and Donald Nuosce of Naples, FL, and numerous other relatives, nieces, nephews and friends. A celebration of Bob's life will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Catholic Church in Canton with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Fr. Nicholas Mancini. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 p.m. at the Lamiell Funeral Home. If desired, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Russell H. Giauque
Russell H. Giauque, age 81 of Canton, passed away Sunday August 4, 2002 at Aultman Hospital after a brief illness. A life time resident of Canton. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the U.S. Navy. A retired employee of Diebold Inc. A member of F.O.E. Louisville Aerie #2374 where he was past President, Treasurer and Northeast Zone Officer. Preceded in death by his parents, Don and Dorothy Giauque, and a sister, Norma June Neighbor. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret Giauque; two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Linda Giauque of North Benton, Russ and Pat Giauque of Perry Twp; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Jim Frutschy of Perry Twp; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Welch-Sekeres- Lewis Funeral Home. Entombment at North Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Solomon Flickinger Sr.
Solomon F. Flickinger Sr., age 94, of Canton, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2002, in the residence due to natural causes. Born in Jeannette, PA., he was a retired employee of the Timken Co. after 28 years of service. A member of the Canton Baptist Temple. Inducted into The Greater Canton Amateur Billiard Association Hall of Fame in 2000. Playing music and shooting pool were his passions. Preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Flickinger; a daughter; a great-grandson; four sisters and a brother. Survived by a daughter, Velma Flickinger of Canton; two sons and daughter-in-law,Solomon F. and Judith Flickinger Jr., and Charles L. Flickinger all of Canton; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Welch-Sekeres-Lewis Funeral Home, Rev. Harold Henniger will officiate. Burial at Warstler Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home starting at 12 noon until time of services.
Wade E. Baum
Wade E. Baum, age 87, of Tuscarawas Twp. (Massillon), died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Massillon Community Hospital. Wade was born in Hempfield Twp., Westmoreland County, PA, and had been a Massillon area resident for 60 years. He retired from Republic Steel Corp., Massillon and was a member of Newman Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Sue (Pool) Baum; son, Kenneth W. Baum; sister, Verna Goodwin; grandson, David B. Kemp; granddaughters, Heather Lynn (Baum) Mease and Deanna Marie Wolgamott. Survived by wife of 64 years, Bernice (Wolfe) Baum; daughters, Ada Jean (Vern) Wolgamott and Phyllis (David L.) Kemp; sons, Thomas F. (Sharon L.) Baum, Wayne A. (Linda D.) Baum, Carl E. (Kathy J.) Baum; five grandsons, Don Wolgamott, Mark, Eric, Dan and Jeremy Baum; three granddaughters, Coreen (Wolgamott) Hardman, Shannon (Baum) Wagner and Christina Baum; ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home (Rt. 93, Canal Fulton) with Rev. Dennis McDonald officiating. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron. Visitation at the funeral home WEDNESDAY 6-8 p.m. and Thursday one hour prior to time of service.
Robert L. Bair
Robert L. Bair, 76, of Canton, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2002, after a brief illness. Born in Pittsburgh, PA., he graduated from Penn High School in 1943 and the University of Pittsburgh in 1949. A Navy veteran, he served in World War II and Korea. Retired from E.W. Bliss Co. and Turner Machine in Salem, OH., Robert was a 32nd Degree Mason, Valley of Canton, William McKinley Lodge #431 F AM. Bob was a former Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop #265 where he was active for over 10 years. Community involvement also included past treasurer of John Knox Presbyterian Church and a former school board member of four years for Jackson Local Schools. His keen interest in genealogy led him to memberships in the Elizabeth Township Historical Society of Boston, PA., and the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. Preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie, Mr. Bair is survived by daughters, Barbara Kolp (Ed) of North Canton, OH., Lori Spillman (Kirk) of Zoar, OH; sons, John Bair (Kathy) of North Canton, OH., James Bair of Alliance, OH; grandchildren, Christi Roth of Houston, TX., Steve and Brian Kolp of North Canton, OH., Cindy, Scott, and Todd Spillman of Zoar, OH., Jeff and Michelle Bair of North Canton, OH. A memorial service will be Wednesday, August 7, 2002, 7:00 p.m., at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 5155 Eastlake St. NW, Canton, OH. Masonic service is to be at 5:45 p.m. Reception following 7:00 p.m. service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714. Phone: 877-972-7373.
Waveline Hartshorn, age 80, of Canton, a devout Christian went home to be with the Lord passing away Sunday morning following a brief illness at Aultman Hospital. Born in Lewisville, OH., November 3, 1921 to the late Charles N. Nellie (Orange) Cree. She was a 30 year retired assembler from the Hoover Co. and was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star Canton Chapter #109. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, Samuel L. Hartshorn; and a son Richard Hartshorn. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Faye and David McKenna of Canton; five grandchildren and their spouses, Sharon and Don Harper of Strongsville, OH; David and Amy McKenna of Canton, Mark and Richard McKenna of Canton, and Wava Ann Hartshorn of Akron, OH. There are six great grandchildren; two sisters, Eva Zerger and Ethel Heft both of Woodsfield, OH; one brother, Dale R. Cree of Jerusalem, OH. Funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Greenwood Christian Church with minister Tony Amerine officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Calling hours at the Reed Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Greenwood Christian Church, 4425 Frazer Ave NW., Canton, OH 44709 and to the American Cancer Society, 925 S. Main St. N. Canton, OH 44720.
Benjamin F. Evans
Benjamin F. Evans, age 73, of Waynesburg, passed away Sunday afternoon in Aultman Hospital. He was born in Waynesburg, PA, a son of the late Perry and Judy Foster Evans, and resided in Waynesburg, OH since 1971, previously residing in Coshocton County, OH over 20 years. He retired in 1993 from Quaker state Oil Co., after 23 years of service, where he was Production Supt. He also was a founder of B E Well Treating Co. Ben was a member of the Fellowship of the Little Country Church; the Petroleum Sportsman's Club; and the V.F.W. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary V. Ginny Evans, on Sept. 29, 2000, two brothers and one sister, Harlas, Jim, and Ellen Evans. Survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Marlene and Nick Petros, and Vickie Davies, all of Minerva, and Judy Berry, of Malvern; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Keith and Laura Britton, of Bolivar, Darryl Leonard and Cindy Johnson and Ed Evans, all of Waynesburg, OH, and Kevin and Jackie Evans, of Malvern; his step-mother-in-law, Viola Hendershot, of West Lafayette, OH; his step-father-in-law, Carl L. Gibson, of Marana, AZ; three sisters, Ethel Bailey of Manassah, VA, Opal Evans, of Waynesburg, PA, and Mary Cummings, of Walhonding, OH; one brother, John Glover, of Halbrook, PA; 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; and his dear close friend, Kenneth Kinback, of Waynesburg. Services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia with Rev. Dale Boston officiating. Interment in Sandy Valley Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 p.m. Contributions in Mr. Evans' memory may be made to the Little Country Church, 7886 Ravenna Ave. SE, Waynesburg, OH 44688.
John Willie Hall, Sr.
John Willie Hall, Sr., age 82, was born on June 22, 1920 in Paris, KY to the late Vernon and Mary Hall. He left his earthly home to go to his heavenly home, to be with his Heavenly Father. John resided in Canton for 63 years. He was a graduate of Middletown Elementary in Paris, KY, Western High School in Paris, KY, and there he achieved the award valedictorian. John attended Timken High School Millwright classes in his move to Canton. He was employed at Westinghouse Co., E.W. Bliss Co./Babcock Wilcox Co., where he retired. He was currently employed by the City of Canton. He accepted Christ at an early age, and was a devoted member of Union Baptist Church. He was a lifetime member of the Canton Negro Oldtimers Athletic Association, Hiram Abiff #72, where he served as an assistant chaplain, V.F.W. Post #3417, American Legion and the Juneites Club. He served his country during the World War II era. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Mary Hall; loving wife, Flora M. Hall; daughter, LaChelle Hall; son, John W. Teeter Hall, Jr.; grandsons, Dwight Brown, Jr., Kevin Leslie Les Hall; granddaughters, Jasmine Backey, Aleitha Hall; great-great-grandson, Michael Walker. He leaves his legacy and precious memories to his daughters, Shirley (Cedric) Ervin, Sandra (Dwight) Brown, Sr., Patricia Skinner, Vickie Hall, all of Canton, Lucy (George) Jackson of Paris, KY, Charlotte (J.R.) Foster of Killeen, TX; sons, Donald (Barbara) Hall, George (Trudy) Hall, Norman Hall, Richard Hall, Robert Hall, Keith Hall, all of Canton, Vernon Hall of Cleveland, OH; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; special friend, Mrs. Sally Burton; very close cousins, Sister Margaret and Raymond Booker, Anna Bell Clark of Paris, KY; grandsons, Sgt. Carlos Lewis of Ft. Hood, TX, Sgt. Michael Hall of Ft. Bliss, TX. He shall be missed by all who knew him, but never forgotten. Services will be Thursday, August 8, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 1103 7th St. NE, Canton, OH 44704, Rev. Richard L. Jordan, Pastor, Rev. Sherman Martin, Jr., officiating. Interment in North Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at the church. Family and friends will be received at 3245 Charlene Ave. SW, Canton, OH 44706 and 2044 3rd St. NE, Canton, OH 44704.
George M. Welch, Jr.
George M. Welch, Jr., age 86, of Canton Township (Waco), loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, passed away Monday, August 5, 2002 in Aultman Hospital following a sudden illness. George was born January 31, 1916 in Waco, to the late George and Alma (Wilson) Welch, Sr. A 1936 graduate of McKinley High School, he was a World War II Army veteran having served in Europe and was a member of the second wave in the the Normandy invasion. He was awarded five bronze stars, one being the Battle of the Bulge, George was proud to serve his country. He was a member of American Legion Post #44, Canton Baptist Temple, and P.E.R.I. George was retired from the Stark County Engineer's Office, where he served for 32 years as a garage foreman. George was a skilled mechanic and an avid gardener. He lived his entire life in Waco, occupying three houses, side by side. He enjoyed his family, especially playing with the little ones. He is also preceded in death by one brother, William Welch; two sisters, Barbara Ramsey and Esther Welch; and an infant son. George is survived by his wife of 61 years, Syble Sue (Meacham); his daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Jill and Wyckliffe Howland; son and daughter-in-law, George M. Welch III and Myong-Suk Bonner of Uniontown; two sisters, Eva Jane Ebright of Bayonet Point, FL and Alma Nancy Welch of Waco; four grandchildren, Amanda and Wyatt Howland, Michael Welch and his spouse Christina, Valerie Bonner; three great-grandchildren, Jared, Tessa, and Payton Welch; one sister-in-law, Jeanette Welch of Canton; and several nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors. Services will be Friday in the Canton Baptist Temple at 1 p.m. with Dr. Harold Henniger officiating. Interment in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Friends may call Thursday 6-8 p.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave. and one hour before services at the church (12-1 p.m.)