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Joseph A. Collins Sr., 49

Joseph A. Collins Sr., 49, of 269 Keyes Street, Sherrodsville,  died suddenly Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017, in Union Hospital at Dover after becoming ill at his home.

He was born Aug. 18, 1967, in Massillon, to Thomas G., Sr. and Margaret A. “Marge” Ulrich Collins of Carrollton (Leavittsville).  He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas G. Collins, Jr.

Joe was an enthusiastic outdoorsman whose favored activities were hunting, fishing and shooting his bow.  He was a graduate of the Buckeye Career Center and a member of the NRA. He frequently volunteered to perform general maintenance for Sherrodsville Community Fire and Rescue. He was extremely fond of his puggles and beagle dogs.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sons Joseph A. Collins, Jr. of Dennison, Zachary T. Collins of Sherrodsville, and Cameron Beadnell of North Carolina, and a sister, Mrs. Lori (David) Norris of Barnhill, O.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. July 5 in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville with Rev. Jerralyn Myers officiating.  To leave an online condolence message, visit the funeral home website.


Betty J. Wells, 49

Betty Jo Wells, 49, of 8064 Dawn Road S.W., Sherrodsville, died suddenly Wednesday morning, June 28, 2017, in Union Hospital at Dover.

Born April 8, 1968, in Salem, she was the daughter of the late George C. and Alice A. Rice Straight.

She was employed as a direct care staff member by Alco Services, LLC in New Philadelphia.

Betty’s favorite activities virtually always involved her husband, Brian. They especially liked traveling together and she had an affinity for the beach. She will be remembered as an extremely loving and caring individual who was generous to a fault. Betty was a champion of disenfranchised children, and often opened her home to them. She enjoyed engaging in crafting activities, with sewing and crocheting being her specialties. She was fond of reading books. Her family recognized her sharp sense of humor and her sometimes brutal honesty as some of her strongest traits. Her family was the center of her attention, and her grandson, Sebastian, was the light of her life.

Paul C. Painter, 76

Paul Chester Painter, 76, of Carrollton went to be with the Lord Friday, June 23, 2017. He passed away peacefully at home with family members by his side.

Born March 31, 1941, in Belington, WV, he was a devoted Christian, family man and businessman. He will be loved and missed by his beloved wife, Donna, family members, and friends.

Funeral services will be held June 30 at 11 a.m. in the Little Country Church, 7886 Ravenna Ave. SE, Waynesburg. Visitation will be Thursday, June 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until time of services in the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Paul’s name to Community Hospice, 789 N. Lisbon St., Carrollton, OH 44615.

Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton assisted the family in making arrangements.



Victor J. Green, 64

Victor J. Green, 64, of Canton, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Born Dec. 20, 1952, in East Liverpool, he was a son to the late Roy and Jeannette (Lower) Green.

Victor was retired from Miller & Co, in Canton. He had a great passion for riding, fixing and re-building Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Brian) Hershey and grandson, Braiden Hershey; daughter, Holly Rasor; son, David Sharp; sister, Jenny (Art) Shingleton; seven brothers, Roy (Lynne) Jr., Terry, Gordon (Louella), Guy (Lynette), Duke (Chris), Greg, and Tod Green; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service to celebrate Victor’s life will be held June 30 at 11 a.m. in Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at

Stier-Israel Funeral Home. 330-875-1414

Marilyn L. Toot Verunac, 79

Marilyn Louella Toot Verunac, 79, formerly of Carrollton, passed away June 18, 2017, in Green Cove Springs, FL.

She is survived by siblings, Diane Toot Herron and David L. Toot, both of Carrollton; and her children, Victoria Verunac and Eric Verunac, of Florida.

Funeral services were held June 20 in Florida.

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