Category Archives: Deaths

Gary L. Gantz, 80

Gary L. Gantz, 80, passed away July 12, 2018.

Born April 28, 1938, he was a son to Robert and Katherine (McAndrew) Gantz.

He graduated from Carrollton High School Class of ’56. He served in the U.S. Marines. Gary was a truck driver by trade, driving for several different companies retiring from LCP Plastics. He was an avid hunter belonging to National Rifle Association, Lifetime Trophy Member in North American Hunting Club and The 59 Ford Retractable Club. Throughout the years his 59 Ford has been his greatest passion.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Myla Sue (Warden) Gantz; son, Bradley Stephan (Pam) Gantz; daughters, CrissAndra Howell and Jennifer (Tim) Marki; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; sister, Cheryl Miller; sisters-in-law, Lou Glasser, Sherry (Del) Holland, Jacque (Sam) Aguilar, Nancy (Ken) Blanchard and Kendra (Troy) Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Judy Freeman; and brother-in-law, Joel Scott Warden.

According to Gary’s wishes there are no services. Donations can be made to Community Hospice. Cremation has been handled by Dodds Funeral Home.

Arthur B. Huffman, 82

Arthur Burke Huffman, 82, of Carrollton, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Canterberry Villa in Alliance.

Born June2, 1936, in Harmony Falls, WV, he was a son to Arthur Ruby and Theta (McClug) Huffman.                                                                               He retired from Al’s Grocery as produce manager. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Huffman, who passed away in 1991. Arthur enjoyed hunting squirrel, deer and racoons.

He is survived by four sons, Arthur E. (Connie) Huffman, Nelson (Vicky) Huffman and Allen Huffman, all of Carrollton, and Anthony (Darlene) Huffman of Canton; a daughter, Betsy Miller of Carrollton; three sisters, Thelma (Tom) Stevens, Thelda (John) Dayton and Theta (Dick) Mathie, all of Carrollton; 28 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Along with his wife he was preceded in death by four brothers, Curby, Calvin, Roy and Kelsie Huffman; and five sisters, Eleanor Strader, Volena Boyce, Helen Laskey, Maxine Strader and Anna May ” Little Sister”

Calling hours will be Monday July 16 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. in Allmon-Dugger-Cotton Funeral Home in Carrollton. The funeral will be July 17 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with John Vincent officiating. Burial will be in New Harrisburg Cemetery.

Sister Mary Robert (Jeanne) Bricker, 93

Sister Mary Robert (Jeanne) Bricker, 93, Sister of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, went home to her heavenly Father July 8, 2018.

Born Jan.14, 1925, in Salem, OH, she was the daughter of Thomas L. and Agnes J. O’Connor Bricker.

A 1944 graduate of Salem High, she was employed by the Bricker and Bricker Construction Company of Salem as a bookkeeper and estimator. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, active in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and the Legion of Mary and Girl Scouts. She cared for her mother in the last years of life.

Eileen White, 94

With broken hearts, the daughters of Eileen White 94, of Bonita Springs, FL, and formerly of Carrollton, announce the passing of their mother June 23, 2018, after a period of declining health.

Born July 11, 1923, in Germano, she was a daughter to John and Francis (Zollars) White.

She is survived by her son, David and wife, Beverly, of Jonesboro, TN; her daughters, Jeanine and Francine of Bonita Springs, FL; her daughter-in-law, Dianna White of Carrollton; and grandchildren and great-grand children.

Stephen D. Lunsford, 63

Stephen Douglas Lunsford, 63, of Malvern, passed away in his home Wednesday, June 27, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones.

Born Nov. 23, 1954, in Delray, MI, he was a son of the late Irene Lunsford.

Steve was a member of the Malvern Volunteer Fire Department, and was a first responder and EMT.

Steve loved his family dearly. He was a great friend to have in your corner and he never hesitated to help anyone in need. He always accepted everyone for who they are. Steve was an avid hunter and fisherman. Darn near professional. Just ask him!

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