Obituaries

James “Jim” Branham Jr., 64

CHESTER, WV. —James “Jim” Branham Jr., 64, of Chester, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Allegheny General Hospital. Born in Steubenville, Ohio on April 3, 1954, he was the son of James and Evelyn (Moffatt) Branham Sr. of Chester. Jim was 1972 graduate of Oak Glen High School. He ...

Granville Jack Houghton, 87

MT. STERLING, OH —Granville Jack Houghton, 87 of Columbus, OH., and formerly of Newell, passed away at the home of his daughter in Mt. Sterling on Sunday, May 27, 2018, following a brief illness. Jack was a son of the late Clyde and Delia G. Strader Houghton, and he was born at Crawford, ...

Richard K. Rogers, 70

GEORGETOWN —Richard K. Rogers, 70, of Georgetown (Greene Twp.) died Sunday evening, May 27, 2018, in the comfort of his home. Born March 19, 1948, in Rochester, a beloved son of the late William Gerald and Goldie (Renner) Rogers, he was a retired bridge inspector with PennDot. He was an ...

Linda Mae Haynes, 72

CALCUTTA — Linda Mae Haynes, 72, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at the Calcutta Health Care after an extended illness. Born in East Liverpool on March 10, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Guy Robert and Virginia Mae (Wright) Springer and had lived her entire life in the East ...

Frank Flaherty, Jr.

EAST LIVERPOOL — Francis J. “Frank” Flaherty, Jr., of Birch Road, passed away suddenly Saturday, May 26, 2018 at his home. He was 43. Born in East Liverpool, Feb. 10, 1975, he was a son of Terri Fone Wooten (Jesse, Sr.) of East Liverpool and Francis J. “Frank” Flaherty, Sr. of ...

June Gillespie

NEW CUMBERLAND — Eleanor June Gillespie, 82, passed away early Saturday morning, May 26, 2018 at her residence. Born Aug. 23, 1935 in Hanover Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Georgie Rizor Steele. She was member of Midland Christian Assembly. Survivors include ...

Service Schedule

Russell Smith — 11 a.m. Tuesday at Arner Funeral Chapel, Chester. Interment at Locust Hill Cemetery. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at funeral home. Paul Staib Jr. — 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dawson Funeral Home. Visitation one hour prior to service. Derrick Salsberry — 7 p.m. Tuesday at ...

Russell G. Smith, 92

CHESTER — Russell G. Smith, 92 of Chester passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018, at the Stone Pear Pavilion following a brief illness. He was born in Twiggs, W.Va., in Pleasants County on March 4, 1926, a son of Melvin and Cora Givens Smith. Russ was raised by his grandmother, Eve Smith in ...

William Kindle Jr., 81

EAST LIVERPOOL — William Kindle Jr., 81, of East Liverpool, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018. Born in Wellsville on Oct.10, 1936, he was the son of the late William and Bertha (Thornhill) Kindle. Mr. Kindle was a retired security guard from Allied Security. He was a member of the Rogers ...

James Anthony Vallera, 62

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. — James Anthony Vallera, 62, of Marco Island, Fla., formerly of Wellsville, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Naples Community Hospital in Florida. He was born Jan. 25, 1956, in East Liverpool, the son of Elta Jean (Heiney) Vallera of Wellsville and the late Attilio ...