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Russell Wayne Kugler, 76

Russell Kugler obit BW for webRussell Wayne Kugler, 76, of Carrollton, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

He was born in Steubenville, May 7, 1940, to the late, Robert and Ruth (Bray) Kugler. Wayne was a veteran of the US Army. He was owner/operator of Kugler Excavating for over 40 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Price; and niece, Danielle Baxter.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda Kugler; children, Melinda (Tom) Heflin, Scott (Sarah) Kugler, Chris (Jennifer) Kugler and Chad (Christina) Kugler; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; brothers, Raymond Kugler and Roger (Carol) Kugler; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Wayne’s memory to the Carroll County VA (160 – 2nd Street SW, Carrollton, OH 44615) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105). Arrangements entrusted to the Mark R. Vrabel Funeral Home of North Canton.



Janet E. Battaglia, 62

Janet Battaglia obit RBG for webJanet E. Battaglia, 62, of Carrollton passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017, after her brief, but strong fight with cancer.

Born Sept. 11, 1954, in Apollo, PA, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Bertha Kinter Smail.

She was very involved with everything and anything to do with her children and grandchildren. Sunday dinners and everyday phone calls were a must, along with absolutely no swearing on Sundays.

She is survived by her soul mate of 46 years, Robert M. Battaglia of Carrollton; a daughter, Amy (Gary) Richeson of Minerva; two sons, Robert L. Battaglia of Carrollton and Adam (Hannah) Battaglia of Louisville; four granddaughters, Emily (Justin) Morckel, Sarah Pandrea, Isabella Battaglia and Myah Battaglia; two grandsons, Tyler Pandrea and Aidyn Battaglia; two great grandchildren, Ayvah Pandrea and Parker Morckel; three brothers, Leonard Smail of Ohio, Bill (Jo-Anne) Smail of New York, James Smail of Ohio; and two sisters, Dorothy Stone and Linda (Bob) Lauffer both of Pennsylvania.

Janet was preceded in death by her loving son, John A. Battaglia, and two brothers, Larry and Donnie Smail.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m. in Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services. Immediately following the services a reception will be held at Janet’s home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family.




Ellen M. Moore, 97

Ellen M. (Davidson) Moore, 97, of Carrollton passed away at her home April 23, 2017. Born April 19, 1920, in Kirtland, OH, she was a daughter of the late James E. and Erma E. Bennien Davidson.


She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Dover Restoration Branch.


Ellen was preceded in death by her husband Orville Moore, three brothers, Williard, Jerry and George , also an infant sister.


She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law James (Terry) and Terrietta Moore of Carrollton; one daughter, Karen E. Long of Carrollton; five grand children and eight great-grandchildren.


Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Kirtland, OH. Memorial donations in Ellen’s name may be made to the local Salvation Army Unit at PO Box 14, Carrollton, OH 44615. Local services were under the care and guidance of the Dodds Funeral Home.



Samuel J. McIntosh, 58

Samuel McIntosh RBG for webSamuel J. McIntosh, 58, or Ocklawaha, FL, passed away from lung cancer on March 8, 2017, with his sister, Vickie Davis, by his side.

Samuel, formerly of Kensington, was the son of the late Claire E. McIntosh and the late Hazel Morrell Rudy. He graduated from Carrollton High School in 1977 and made a career as a field supervisor and foreman for 30 years with Delta Millinger.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a niece, Mandy McIntosh.

He leaves behind a son, Samuel McIntosh of Florida; sisters, Vickie McIntosh Davis of Lisbon; Linda McQuiston of Salem; and a brother, Turk Whitehair of Columbiana; two half sisters, Vera Fox of Carrollton; and Sara Glaser of Malvern; and half-brother, Claire McIntosh of Kensington; three grandsons and one granddaughter.

A celebration of Samuel’s life will take place at 2 p.m. April 29 at the McIntosh Farm.


Dorothy Jellick, 89

Dorothy Gellick obit for webDorothy A. Jellick, 89, of Amsterdam passed away April 21, 2017 at Centerville Village in Carrollton.

A daughter of the late Matthew and Mary Vrabel Hunchuck, she was born May 14, 1927 in Uniontown, PA.

Dorothy was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amsterdam, where she was a past president of the Catholic Women’s Club and was active in the St. Joseph Quilt Club. Currently, Dorothy was a resident at Centerville Village in Carrollton.

She is survived by a son, Robert Jellick of Kilgore; daughter, Marianne (James) Fisher of Harlem Springs; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister, Elaine DeFrank of Uniontown, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael, in 2015 and a son, Gerard, in 2016.

Mass of Christian Burial was held April 26, 2017, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amsterdam with Fr. Jack McCoy officiating. Burial followed in Harlem Springs Cemetery. Dodds Funeral Home of Amsterdam was in charge of arrangements.



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