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Jaimee Brown Clark

On Sept. 7, 2017, we lost a loving mother, daughter and friend, Jaimee Brown Clark.

Born Jan. 27, 1983, she was a daughter of Todd and Cheryl Brown and Robin and Henry Albright.

She is survived by her daughter, Janelle Clark; sibling, Brandon Brown; and grandmother, the former Geneva Donaldson.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert Donaldson and Frank and Doris Brown.

Loretta “Lynn” Baker, 47

Loretta “Lynn” Baker, 47, of Bergholz, passed away Saturday Sept. 9, 2017, in Cleveland Clinic. She was born July 26, 1970, in Steubenville.

Lynn graduated from Springfield High School in 1988. She worked as a paralegal for a law firm in North Carolina until her illness. Before moving to North Carolina, she worked many years for Attorney C. Bruce Williams in Salem.

She is survived by her two children, Jonathan C. Stewart of Cleveland, and Payge M. Baker of Statesville, NC; her mother and stepfather, Gerald and Loretta (Culp) Pyle of Amsterdam; her father, John Baker of Bergholz; stepmother, Patricia Baker of Steubenville; one sister, Amy Baker of Steubenville; six brothers, Johnny Baker of Amsterdam, Craig (Kim) Brummel of Magnolia, Scott Brummel of Carrollton, Thomas (Krisila) Baker of Statesville, NC, Mark Blancato of Steubenville and James Baker of Bergholz; paternal grandmother, Nina Baker; three nephews; four nieces; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mercedes Lane Baker; maternal grandparents, Sherman and Gertrude Culp; and paternal grandfather, James Baker.

A celebration of life was held Sept. 13 at Heaven’s Edge Apostolic Church in Carrollton.

Ruth Ann Wallace, 69

Ruth Ann Wallace, 69, of Carrollton, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 12, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Born May 6, 1948, in Akron, she was the daughter of the late John and Louise Newman Bisaha.

Ruth was an avid book reader and loved her pets.

She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Earl L. Wallace, whom she married Aug. 3, 1968; two daughters, Tracy (David) Bizjak and Michelle (Walter) Stanislawski; a son, Ben Wallace and his companion Lisa; grandchildren, Maddy, Cooper, Mason, Ethan, Aly, and Rose; her beloved dog, Scruff; a brother, John (Shirley) Bisaha; sister-in-law, Cheryl Simpson (née Wallace); brother-in-law, Charles Roy (Rena) Wallace; two nieces, Christine Bisaha and Jessica (Neal) Shultz; and two nephews, Charles Troy Wallace and his companion Jen, and John (Nicole) Bisaha.

Richard R. Shotwell, 72

Richard Ross “Dick” Shotwell, 72, of Malvern, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Alliance Community Hospital.

Born March 17, 1945, in Carrollton, he was a son of the late Chalmers W. and Edna P. (Schaeffer) Shotwell.

He was the supervisor of computers at the Timken Faircrest Plant for 33 years. He was a Carroll County Mounted Deputy and worked at numerous Firehouse Grill and Pubs.

Richard is survived by his wife of 51 years Carol L. (Harford) Shotwell; a daughter, Cheryl L. (David) Walters, of Amsterdam; a son, James R. Shotwell, of Kilgore; grandchildren, John and Richard Walters of Akron, Nichole (Marcus) Locke of Toronto, and Logan Shotwell of Kilgore; great-grandson Garrett Locke; a sister, Edna Davis, of Belpre, OH; and two brothers, John Shotwell, of Carrollton, and George Shotwell, of Winchester, VA.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Shotwell.

Funeral services were held Sept. 11 in Deckman-Bartley Funeral Home, Malvern. Private burial services will be held at a later date in the Westview Cemetery.

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Homer Mills, 83

Homer Mills, 83, of Carrollton, passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 9, 2017, while watching his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes with the love of his life, Sandy.

A lifelong Carroll County resident, he was one of 14 children born to George and Eileen Mills of the Augusta area.

Surviving siblings are Paul Mills of Carrollton, Pauline Cargill of the Akron area, and Martha Dennis and Barbara Klingaman of Mesa, AZ. Siblings who are deceased are his brothers, Fred, Rex, Joe, Bill and Earl; and his sisters, Evelyn, Dorothy, Olive and Eleanor.

Homer was a hard worker all of his life. He and his wife, Sandy, became local business owners when they purchased the former C & K Shoes from his mother-in-law, Kay Fultz. In 1991, the opportunity to open an Ace Hardware in Carrollton proved to be one of their most challenging and most rewarding business ventures. Even after semi-retirement, Homer was a familiar face in the store, greeting everyone who walked through the hardware doors.

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