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Evelyn Roudebush, 101

Evelyn Roudebush, 101, of Carrollton passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov.16, 2017, in Carroll Golden Age Retreat following an extended illness.

Born Nov. 25, 1915, in Union Township, Carroll County, she was a daughter of the late Morris and Verna Downes Brooks.

A 1932 graduate of Carrollton High School, she was a long time member of Carrollton Church of Christ.

Evelyn is survived by two sons, Allan (Marilyn) Roudebush of California and Dennis (Pat) Roudebush of Carrollton; two grandsons, Kyle (Tabby) Roudebush and Bradley (Emily) Roudebush, both of Carrollton; and seven great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Carl Roudebush; sister, Mildred; two brothers, Dean and James; and a granddaughter.

A private graveside service was held for the family. Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton assisted the family with arrangements.

George J. Sell, 79

George J. Sell, 79, a longtime Lakewood Rd. SW, Sherrodsville, resident, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 15, 2017, in Bowerston Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center near Leesville following a brief illness.

Born April 12, 1938, in Sherrodsville, he was the son of the late Loren P. and Mary Ann Furrick Sell.

A graduate of Carrollton High School, he was a former employee of U.S. Ceramic Tile Company in East Sparta where he worked until they closed. He then was employed at Rinehardt Home Service until his retirement in 1999.

He was an active and faithful member of Leavittsville United Methodist Church where he served as chairman of the administrative council. George was very fond of going fishing with his brother and enjoyed golfing for many years. He had a passion for playing cards. After he was no longer able to get out of the home regularly, he was entertained by watching the wildlife from the porch of his house. George and his wife, Donna, spent their winters in Trenton, FL, for about 10 years. He was a loving husband and faithful friend.

He is survived by his wife, Donna L. Felgenhauer Sell, whom he married April 14, 1962; a niece, Patricia (Tim) Rush of Carrollton; and Terry (Jackie) Brink of Mineral City, whom he considered to be his surrogate son.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Benjamin L. Sell, and a nephew, Dave Sell.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. in Leavittsville United Methodist Church with Pastor James W. Ricketts officiating. Interment will follow in Leavittsville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Friday from 3 – 5 p.m. in Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home in Sherrodsville. Memorial contributions may be made to Leavittsville United Methodist Church, C/O Julie A. Korns, 6145 Caddy Rd. SW, Bowerston, OH 44695. To leave an online condolence message, visit


Daniel A. Morgan, 56

Daniel Allen Morgan, 56, of Carrollton, passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.

Born July 17, 1961, in Canton, he was a son to John Irvin and Irene Elizabeth (Foster) Morgan.

Daniel was a member of Assembly of God Church in Carrollton. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He served in the Army National Guard Reserves

He is survived by his parents; a son, Daniel A. Morgan and a daughter, Kelly Morgan, all of Carrollton; two brothers, Thomas (Sharon) Morgan of Randolph and Richard Morgan of Carrollton; and two grandchildren, Preston Varnes and Austin Morgan.

Calling hours will be Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Assembly of God Church in Carrollton. A funeral will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Kerry Green officiating. Burial will be in Perrysville Cemetery. Allmon-Dugger-Cotton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara E. Jones, 48

Barbara Ellen “Barbie” Jones, 48, passed away suddenly, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in her home in New Rumley.

Born July 29, 1969, in Mt. Pleasant, PA, she was a daughter of Calvin Myers, Jr. of Carrollton and late Thelma Layton Myers.

Barbie graduated from Carrollton High School in 1987 and worked for the Carroll County Department of Jobs and Family Service. She married the love of her life, Donald “Bubba” Jones III, on June 5, 2012. A few years later they opened the Main Street Store in Hopedale. They enjoyed being together whether it was at the store, helping him restore their 1967 GTO or just fishing at Tappan Lake. Family was everything to Barbie and she was blessed to be a part of a musically talented family. She was an awesome drummer, so when her late brother Dave started a band she jumped at the chance to be in the band with him. She was still playing alongside her sister, Mary, and brother, Bill, in the band “Rust”. Barbie loved everyone and from the moment you met her you couldn’t help but love her too.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Bubba, and father, Calvin, are stepchildren, Lacee (Tyler) Smith of Cadiz and Leeann (Jake) Garcia and Donald Jones IV, both of New Rumley; step grandchildren, Tylynn, Kingston and Lyrica Smith and Kaydence Jones; brothers, Bill (Susan) Myers of Amsterdam, and John (Becky) Myers of Mt. Pleasant, PA; sisters, Mary (Jake) DeGarmo of Carrollton and Paula Myers of Dover; mother-in-law, Linda (Walt) Ziemba of Bloomingdale; father-in-law, Donald (JoAnn) Jones II of Denton, TX; an aunt Carol (Walt) Myers of Carrollton; several nieces and nephews she loved dearly; and her cat, Paige.

In addition to her mother, Thelma, she was preceded in death by her brother, David Myers.

A celebration of Barbie’s life will take place Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio. Friends may call from Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Donald G. Kaiser, 82

Donald G. Kaiser, 82, of Amsterdam died at 9:58 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Aultman Hospital in Canton.

Born Oct. 24, 1935, in Dover, he was the son of the late Earl D. and Florence M (VanFossen) Kaiser.

Don served in the United States Air Force for 13 years during the Korean War and Vietnam War and retired from the Ohio National Guard after seven years of service. He then worked for LCP Plastics and Huntsman Packing in Carrollton. Don was a member of Carrollton Baptist Temple in Carrollton and was the Sunday school superintendent for 26 years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and loved to spend time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean (Cooper) Kaiser, whom he married Aug.ust 19, 1972; three sons, Rick Kaiser of Morgantown, WV, Richard Rummell of Amsterdam, and Mark (Tami) Kaiser of Coeur d’Alenc, ID; two daughters, Bunnie DiCesare of Amsterdam and Robin (Dave) Jenkins of New Philadelphia; four sisters, Betty Klinger of New Philadelphia, Elaine (Richard) Hartmann of Dellroy, Valerie Banker of Massillon and Crystal (John) Bender of Guilford Lake; a brother, Dale (Delania) Kaiser of Salem; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert, a granddaughter and a great granddaughter.

Services were held Nov.13 in Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor David Powell officiating. Burial was in Hope Cemetery with military honors provided by Salem Honor Guard.

Donalds’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at

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