Obituaries

Randall Gauding

SALEM — Randall E. “Randy” Gauding, 58, of Columbiana, passed away Wednesday morning, March 22 at Salem Medical Center with his beloved wife at his side. Randy was born on June 18, 1958, in Salem, a son of Eugene and Dorothy (Grimes) Gauding. A Leetonia High School graduate, he also ...

Isabel Hirt

COLUMBIANA — Isabel Ann Hirt, 75, of Columbiana, died Wednesday evening at her home. Arrangements pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 3/24/17

Bert Dailey

Negley — Bert Hassan Dailey, 93, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Brookdale of Salem following a lengthy illness. Born April 12, 1923 in Fredericktown, OH, he was a son of the late Thomas Hassan and Lillian Gertrude (Smith) Dailey. He was a construction worker who retired from ...

Betty Leatherberry

WELLSVILLE — Betty Leatherberry, 101, of Wellsville, died Tuesday at Calcutta Health Care Center. She was born July 16, 1915, in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Charles and Margurite (Fairman) McCombs. She worked 36 years as a medical receptionist for Dr. Janis Lauva, retiring in ...

Bruce Buzzard

EAST LIVERPOOL — Bruce R. Buzzard, 65, of East Liverpool, died Tuesday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown after a battle with cancer. Born in East Liverpool on July 16, 1951, he was the son of the late Arnett H. and Dorothy A. Reed Buzzard and was raised in the West Point ...

Erma Jones

WELLSVILLE — Erma M. Jones, 103, of Wellsville, died Wednesday at Calcutta Health Care Center. She was born Sept. 13, 1913, in Toronto, the daughter of the late Richard and Malvina (Smith) Lyle. A homemaker, she was a member of Quinn AME Church and attended Second Baptist Church in ...

Leonard Jones Jr.

Canal Fulton — Leonard M. Jones, Jr., 87, was released from his earthly body on the 20th of March 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born April 7, 1929 to Leonard M. and Margaret Brown Jones in East Palestine. He was the third child of a family of seven ...

George Close

George L. Close, age 71, of Salem, died at 12:49 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Circle of Care. He was born September 25, 1945 in Salem, Ohio, the son of the late William and Hazel (Grove) Close. He worked at the National Refractories for 44 years and was a member of the Damascus Friends ...

Robert Smith Jr.

Rogers — Robert D. Smith, Jr., 67, a lifelong resident of Rogers, passed away March 20, 2017 at the Vibra Hospital in Boardman after a lengthy illness. He was born January 14, 1950 in Salem, OH, son of the late Robert, Sr. and Betty Urbach Smith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and ...

Kenneth Lotze

WASHINGTONVILLE — Kenneth Howard Lotze, 74, of Washingtonville died 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Dec. 5,1942 in Cleveland, the son of the late August Wayne and Helen Dora (Libert) Lotze. He worked at Clark Pulley as a machinist. He was a ...