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Jerry E. Long, 59

Jerry E. Long, 59, of Jewett, died Friday, March 16, 2018, in Mercy Medical Center.

Born Sept. 20, 1958, in Canton, he was a son to the late Earl and Eleanor (Baxter) Long. He was the owner and operator of Long’s Concessions and a scrap metal recycler.

He is survived by four daughters, Holly (John) Harbold of Scio, Crystal (Michael) Carlson of Irondale, Julie Long of Freeport and Heather Long of Virginia; two stepsons, Jason (Jessica) Harvey of Scio and Scotty (Susan) Blanchard of Germano; five sisters, Debbie McMasters of Carrollton, Kathy Long of New Harrisburg, Nancy Long of Malvern, Beverly (Randy) Harmon of Sanford, NC, and Norma Little of New Philadelphia; three brothers, Robert (Debbie) Long of Massillon, David Long of Alliance and Randy Long of Wintersville; and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a half-sister, Twila Scott; and a brother, Jimmy Long.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 21 at 11 a.m. in Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva. Burial will be in Germano Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at

Martha O. Musser, 97

Martha O. Musser, 97 of Carrollton passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 13, 2018, at the Carroll Golden Age Retreat in Carrollton.

Born April 26, 1920, in Stafford, OH, she was a daughter of the late George E. and Olive Hughes Fogle.

Martha was a retired beautician and a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church near Carrollton.

She is survived by a daughter, Nancy (John) Weyand of Carrollton; five grandchildren, Travis (Heather) Weyand, Joy (Mike) Untch, Sarah (Brian) Stoffer, Andy (Chelsea) Weyand, Kyle (Becky) Ring; fourteen great grandchildren, Cathy Weyand, Zach, Daniel and Josh Untch, Nate, Avery and Amelia Stoffer, Dylan and Elyse Weyand, Kayla, Haley, Ellen and Zoey Ring, and Katherine Buckman; son-in-law Larry Ring; granddaughter-in-law Jenifer Ring; and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen, in 1983; a daughter, Donna Ring; a grandchild, Chris Ring; two brothers, John and Earl Fogel; and three sisters, Mary Lafferree, Fannie Killburn and Esther Fogel.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 12 p.m. in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with Pastor Steven Smith officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services in the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Martha’s name to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663, or to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 89 Canyon Rd. SW, Carrollton, Ohio 44615.

O. Barton “Bud” Temple, 81

O. Barton “Bud” Temple, 81, of Amsterdam passed away peacefully at his home Friday, March 9, 2018.

He was born in Preston County, WV, May 10, 1936 to the late Clarence and Grace Mouser Temple.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Ketterman Temple; two sons, Richard Barton and Dale E. Temple; an infant sister, Ruby Deen; infant brother, Ronald Lee; three sisters, Margie Miller Castell, Opal Dean, Bobby Idelle Cameran, and four brothers, Foster, Garner, Clyde, and Creed Thomas.

Bud is survived by his daughter-in-law, Sharon Webb Temple; grandchildren, Morgan Temple Adkins and Austin Temple; great grandchildren, Kendall Adkins and Hallie Temple; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Since his retirement from Burton Rubber, he enjoyed working around his house and garage, and spending time with his friends. He was an avid car enthusiast and gardener. Bud adored his little dog, Tiko. He was a kind and generous man and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services were held March 12 in Dodds Funeral Home of Amsterdam. Burial followed in Simmons Ridge Cemetery near Amsterdam.

Dorothy May Bake, 76

Dorothy May Bake, age 76, of Carrollton passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Carroll Health Care Center. She was born Nov. 5, 1941, in Cardington, OH, to William Kenneth and Hesther Geraldine (Nicholson) Strawder.

Dorothy was an avid reader, she also enjoyed socializing while playing bingo.

Survivors include one son: Bill Bake and his fiancée, Donna Morris of Perrysville; two daughters; Deborah McLean (Mark) Huggins of Carrollton, and Sue (Raymond) Lashley, also of Carrollton; four sisters Pauline Swegheimer of Canton, Betty Kuzda of Cleveland, Daisy Beddell of East Canton and Eileen Bowser of Orlando, FL; 6 grandchildren, 5 step- grandchildren and 15 great- great grandchildren.

Burial will be in the Methodist Church Cemetery in Perrysville Saturday March 17, at 2 P.M. Arrangements are with the Allmon-Dugger-Cotton Funeral Home.

LaVerne Bechtel Hutto, 95

LaVerne Bechtel Hutto passed away March 10, 2018, in Alliance Community Care Center at the age of 95.

A resident of Copeland Oaks, LaVerne is preceded in death by her first husband, Carl H. Bechtel and her sister, Anna Miller.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Eugene Hutto, and her three children, Carol Bechtel Smith of East Canton, Joyce Bechtel Clark (Tom) of Huntsville, AL, and David Bechtel of Indianapolis, IN; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

LaVerne graduated as an LPN from Timken Mercy School of Nursing in 1967 and retired from Molly Stark Hospital. She was active in the Republican Party in Stark and Carroll counties for 60 years. A member of Christ Community Church in Dellroy, LaVerne served on the Board of Elders for many years. She was a member of Carroll Chapter 135 of Eastern Star and served as worthy matron in 1984.

A memorial service will be held March 17 at 2 p.m. in the East Canton Church of God, 201 E. Nassau Street, East Canton. Friends may call one hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m.

Sanders Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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