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Victoria E. Scopel, 96

Victoria E. Scopel, 96, of Westerville, formerly of Amsterdam, died early Thursday morning July 13, 2017.

Born July 8, 1921 in Salineville, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Bessie Alba Finn.

She was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Amsterdam and a 50-year member of the Catholic Women’s Club.

Victoria is survived by her husband, Albino Scopel; two grandchildren, Shawn (Michelle) Shepherd of Granville, Ohio and Amy (Darren) McIntosh of Lewis Center, Ohio; and three great grandchildren, Jacob, Madi, and Chase.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Shirley, a sister and three brothers.

Mass of Christian burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church of Amsterdam with Fr. Jack McCoy officiating. Burial will follow in the Harlem Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. in Dodds Funeral Home of Amsterdam.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Parish in Amsterdam.



Jo Ann H. Ford, 67

Jo Ann Hayden Ford, 67, of Bessemer City, NC, passed away July 3, 2017, at her home.

She was born Feb. 17, 1950, in Massillon.

Jo Ann was an accomplished artist and loved to paint. She volunteered her time and services at the Southern Arts Society located at the Depot in Kings Mountain, NC.

Left to cherish her memories are her brothers and sisters, Jack Hayden of Melbourne, FL, Jim Hayden of Jasper, TX, Jill Korst of Dade City, FL, and Judy (Rick) Myers of Carrollton; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Howard and Mary June Fletcher Hayden, and her husband, Sammy Ford.

We love you Jo. Rest in peace.


Clarence E. Straight, 81

Clarence E. Straight, 81, of Carrollton passed away late Thursday evening June 29, 2017, in Aultman Hospital in Canton.

Born Aug. 16, 1935, in Middlebourne, WV, he was a son of the late Francis and Mable Soules Straight.

Clarence was retired from the Carroll County Highway Department with over 20 years of service. Spending time with his family outdoors fishing and riding four wheelers is what he enjoyed doing most in life.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Marjorie Clark; a son, Frederick Straight; daughter, Denise (Eric) Biggie; eight grandchildren, JJ (Stacey) Nitz, Matthew Morris, Stephan (Tori) Hauenstein, Adam Straight, Jessica (Alex) Howell, Nathan Biggie, Timothy Straight, Braxton Westfall and Brandon Straight-Steffey; 11 great grandchildren; a brother, Carl Straight; a sister, Thelma Ryan; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Clark.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Edward Straight; three brothers; and two sisters.

In accordance with Clarence’s wishes private family services were held.



Gary W. McGrew, 71

Gary Wayne McGrew, 71, of Carrollton, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Aultman Hospital, Canton.

Born Jan. 30, 1946, in Cleveland, he was a son to Harvey Wayne and Alta Mae (Kessler) McGrew.

He was a U.S. Marine and a member of the Vets, Eagles and VFW Post 3301.

He is survived by a son Gary A. and (Teresa Morgan) McGrew of Carrollton; one daughter, Michelle (Jeff) Booth of Virginia; two sisters, Anne Bruce of Georgia and E. Jean Dunn of West Virginia; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and one step granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Earl McGrew; and a sister, Lila Starkey.

A memorial service will be held July 15 at 11 a.m. in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 5320 Arrow Rd. N.W. Minerva, with John Carpenter officiating.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m.


Richard “Dick” Young, 89

Richard “Dick” Young, 89, of Carrollton passed away early Friday morning June 30, 2017, in Carroll Healthcare Center.

Born July 3, 1927, in Salineville, he was a son of the late Clyde and Glenna Adams Young.

During the his life Dick was a very active member of his community, volunteering to join or work with clubs and organizations to get projects done that would benefit the families and kids of Carrollton. Some of his memberships included the Church of Christ (Christian Disciples), Atwood Yacht Club, Carroll County Vets Club, Carrollton High School Booster Club and Carroll Lodge #124 Free and Accepted Masons, where he served as Master in 1960.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Cleo J. Wagoner; three sons, Dennis (Tina) of Gerrardstown, WV, Donny (Karen) of Seven Hills, OH, and Dwaine of Columbus; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert, and two sisters, Helen and Florence.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 6, at 11 a.m. in the Church of Christ (Christian Disciples) with Pastor Mark Statler officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery with full military honors provided by the VFW, DAV, and American Legion. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. in Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton with Masonic services at 7:45 p.m. and one hour prior to services in the church.


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