Category Archives: Deaths

Clay A. Barcus, 57

Clay Anthony Barcus, 57, of Harlem Springs, passed away unexpectedly May 13, 2018. He was a life-long over the road truck driver. Clay graduated from Carrollton High School.

Clay is survived by his children, Kyle Barcus of Malvern and Heather (Adam) Gourley of Navarre; siblings, Amy (Wilmer) of Scio, Damon (Margo) Tauzel of Gastonia, SC and William (Lorraine) Tauzel Jr. of Carrollton; and grandchildren, Parker and Carson Gourley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dorothy Barcus and William and Jo Tauzel; and siblings Dan, Gray, Kyle and Rebecca.

In keeping with his wishes, no public services are planned. A private service was held for his family. Condolences can be shared with the family at

Ronald K. Wagner, 69

Ronald K. Wagner, 69, of Carrollton, died Monday morning May 25, 2018, in Centerville Village of Carroll County.

Born April 28, 1949, in Canton, he was a son of the late Glenn and Helen Ohler Wagner.

He was retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation in Carroll County.

Ron is survived by a brother, Jim (Karen) Wagner of Malvern; a nephew, Brian (Kim) Wagner; and two nieces, Shelley (Darryl) Rhome and Lori (Jeff) Boley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Judith; and son, Christopher “Chris” Wagner.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 25, at 2 p.m. in Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton with Pastor Dr. Chuck Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Harlem Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1 p.m. until service time in the funeral home.

Dennis C. Young, 64

Dennis Clayton Young, 64, of Martinsburg, WV, passed away May 18, 2018, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Dennis graduated from Carrollton High School, was a US Air Force veteran and a retired fireman. He worked at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, AK, Rickenbacker in Columbus, and Ft. Myers in Washington, DC.

He was a fireman on 9/11 at the Pentagon, and received many honors and recognition from the US Government for his service.

He was a member of Martinsburg Church of Christ and maintained an auto body shop.

He is survived by his wife, the former Tina Higgenbotham; his son, Ryan; granddaughter, Aubra; his mother, Mrs. Dick (Cleo) Young of Carrollton; brothers, Donny of Seven Hills, and Dwaine of Columbus; and very special friends, the Emil Pozderac family.

Per Denny’s wishes there will be no services and cremation will take place. A private burial will be held in the family plot at West View Cemetery in Carrollton.

Diane (Toot) Herron

On May 19, 2018, God lifted Diane (Toot) Herron into the peaceful paradise of life everlasting and ended her earthly struggles caused by Pulmonary Fibrosis. She was warmly embraced at the heavenly gates by her grandson, Andrew (infant son of Jeff and Kim); both she and Bob’s parents, Harry and Edna Toot and Dean and Juanita Herron; her sister, Marilyn Louella (Toot) Verunac and her sister-in-law and nephew, Clara and Gary Toot.

Di, will forever live on in the love from her high school sweetheart, her lifelong friend and her beloved husband of 58 years, Bob. When they married and started a family, they were merely teenagers themselves; but they made a commitment before their parents and God ‘in sickness and in health – until death do us part’. They willfully upheld that pledge and from the day of their union, they dedicated themselves to ensure that their family was the nucleus of their life. Together Bob and Diane enjoyed traveling and spending time with their friends, as well as all things family. She also enjoyed trips with her ‘girls’ and their shopping outings, Vegas and the casinos.

Richelle D. Reitter, 57

Richelle D. Reitter, 57, of Amsterdam, passed away Wednesday morning, May 16, 2018, in Lifeline Hospital in Wintersville.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Stephen Reitter of Amsterdam; two daughters, Stephanie (Ronald) Karlosky of Carrollton and Redina (Jay) Beadnell of Amsterdam; and three grandsons, Wyatt Karlosky and Nathaniel and Alexander Beadnell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Dean and Shirley Ann (Barker) Spurrier.

Richelle worked as a nurse’s aide for over 20 years at various care facilities and retired to take care of her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with her family and watching her grandsons grow up. She was a big supporter of St. Jude’s, Disabled Veterans of America, ASPCA, and the Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper Fund.

At her request there will be no public service, only a private family gathering.

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