Category Archives: Deaths

Raymond E. McElroy, 79

Raymond E. “Mac” McElroy, 79, of Minerva died Saturday evening, April 28, 2018, in Arbors at Minerva.

Born May 2, 1938, in East Liverpool, he was the son of the late Lee and Virginia McElroy.

Ray retired from Conrail and was a member of Church of Christ Christian Disciples. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the U.S. Army Reserve. Ray was a member of American Legion Post 357. He enjoyed baseball, fishing, camping, hiking and story telling.

Sharon K. Harter, 70

Sharon K. Harter, 70 of Malvern, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Aultman Hospital, Canton.

Born April 9, 1948, in Indiana County PA, she was a daughter to James and Twila (Studebaker) Fenchak nee Twilla Willis

Sharon was a graduate of Glenwood High School in Canton. She attended Mt. Tabor First United Methodist Church. Sharon will be remembered by her family as “the nucleus of the family” who drew everyone together.

Surviving Sharon are two sons, Richard F. Harter of St. Clairsville, and Don L. Harter of East Canton; a daughter, Cheryl A. Harter of Minerva; a sister, Barbara (Denny) Garrott of Malvern; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Friday, June 15, at 11 a.m. in Westview Cemetery. Allmon-Dugger-Cotton is in charge of arrangements.

Sandra K. Eckley, 77

Sandra K. Eckley, 77, of Carrollton passed away Wednesday morning June 6, 2018, in her home.

Born Aug. 27, 1940, in Petersburg, she was a daughter of the late James Ralph and Anna Deane Poulton Capper.

Sandra was a member of Carrollton Bible Chapel.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Eckley, whom she married March 18, 1959; a son, Russ Eckley; daughter, Laura (James) Brady; three grandchildren, Robert, Amanda and Matthew; three great grandchildren, Anna, Russell and Kourtnee; two sisters, Delores Grimm and Eleanor Dibble; and a brother, Bill Capper.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard.

Funeral services will be June 11 at 11 a.m. in Carrollton Bible Chapel with Rev. Dr. Chuck Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Carrollton. Visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m. until time of services in the church.

Carrie G. Wilson, 91

Carrie Gertrude Wilson, 91 of Malvern, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Carroll Golden Age Retreat.

Born March 28, 1927, in Pattersonville, she was a daughter to Frank and Mary Frances (McConnell) Mills.

She was a member of Stillfork Presbyterian Church in Augusta where she played piano and organ for over 30 years, Fireside Sams Camping Group and Carnation Kampers. She loved to play cards, and work on the computer.

Mary K. Drake, 79

Mary K. Drake, 79, of Amsterdam, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Aultman Hospital in Canton.

Born April 23, 1939, in Steubenville, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Ronala Adams Babel.

Mary is survived by two sons, Ronald Drake of Carrollton and Donald (Jennifer) Drake of Amsterdam; three grandchildren, Zoe, Myles and Bryce; two brothers; and three sisters.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers; and seven sisters.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m. in Dodds Funeral Home of Amsterdam with Rev. Bob Miller officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5 p.m. until time of services in the funeral home.

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