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Kenneth J. Takacs Jr.

Betty Jean Rhodes

Fred L. Reuschling

Robert J. Davis

Damian & Janet Zullo

Marjorie G. Passmore

Raymond A. Baxter

Mabel I. Nicka

Walter D. Carle

Robin L. Blon

Robert C. Frederick

Dorothy A. Steward

Joseph D. Rich, Jr.

Icy L. Thompson

Eugene M. Davis

Garry A. Stones

Raymond A. Baxter



Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Kenneth J. Takacs Jr.

December 16, 1968 - April 13, 2014
Services: April 18th, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Kenneth J. Takacs, Jr. 45 of North Ridge Rd, West, Geneva died Sunday April 13th at his home. He was born December 16, 1968 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of Kenneth J. and Catherine (Brown) Takacs, Sr. and has been a lifetime area resident.

He was a 1987 graduate of Geneva High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Kent State University.

He enjoyed skiing, camping, golf , hiking, bicycling and being outdoors. He loved music and being with his family and friends.

Surviving him are his wife, Shannon Takacs whom he married June 20, 2009; his mother, Catherine Takacs of Geneva; three step children, Zack Kiser of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jade (Kyle Brass) Coffee of Harpersfield and Adam Elly of Geneva and his brother, Kelly Takacs of Painesville; his brother-in-law, Steve (Julie) Kiser, a nephew, Matthew Kiser; a niece, Cassie Cates all of Asheboro, North Carolina and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services are Friday April 18th at 1:00 PM at the Geneva Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 323 South Broadway, Geneva with Rev. Bruce Hitchcock of the Geneva United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery in Madison.

Calling hours will be Friday from 11:00 AM to the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Betty Jean Rhodes

February 22, 1922 - April 14, 2014
Services: April 17th, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Betty Jean Rhodes, 92 of Ashtabula and formerly of Dayton died Monday (April 14th) at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. She was born February 22, 1922 in Ashtabula the daughter of Henry and Amelia (Holtz) Burch.

She had worked for TWA Airlines in Dayton and also Meirs Stores in Dayton.

She loved playing the Piano and played for Gageville United Methodist Church when she was in High School. She loved music and dancing.

Surviving her is her daughter, Susan (John) Luce of Ashtabula; and three grandchildren, Kimberly Luce, John Koski and Timothy Koski. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Hamilton in 1956; her son John Hamilton in 1963 and her six brothers, and sisters, Reed H. Burch, Gayle E. Burch, Harold Burch, Melvin Burch, Frances DeMay and Goldie Burch in infancy.

Graveside services will be Thursday (April 17th) at 2:00 PM at the Gageville Cemetery, Plymouth-Gageville Road in Sheffield Township with Alisa Nierzejewski , Certified Celebrant officiating.

The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 West Prospect Rd. Ashtabula is charge of arrangements.

The family of Betty would like to have a special thank you to the Ashtabula County Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care they have given her.

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Monday, April 14th, 2014
Fred L. Reuschling

June 30, 1918 - April 12, 2014
Services: April 17th, 2014 at 11:00 A. M.

Fred L. Reuschling, age 95, born June 30, 1918 and passed away on April 12, 2014 at the Jefferson Healthcare Center. He was a longtime resident of Ashtabula County and lived in Jefferson for 63 years. He was a graduate of Austinburg High School and served in the US Army Air Core during WWII. He was married to Florice (Corlew) Reuschling for 57 years until her death in 1998.

He was a real estate broker, appraiser, land developer, and founder of The Miller Realty Company of Jefferson. He received numerous professional recognitions including Ashtabula County’s Realtor of the year in 1962 and 1982. He was active in civic affairs, serving on the Jefferson Village Council, Jefferson Development Corporation, and was The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year in 1962. He was a supporter of youth athletics and helped found Pony League Baseball in Jefferson. He was active in the Exchange Club and a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson.

Mr. Reuschling enjoyed flying and got his pilot’s license in 1937. He was an avid fisherman and loved Canadian fishing trips. He enjoyed hunting, flower gardening, dancing, and socializing with family and friends.

He is survived by three children: Thomas (Dotty) Reuschling, Elaine (Bob) Lux , James (Pat) Reuschling, seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Richard and Donald (Martha) Reuschling, and his dear friend Phyllis Sharp.

He was precede in death by his wife Florice, his parents Fred and Effie Reuschling, and his brother Bob Reuschling

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday April 17th at the First Baptist Church, 85 West Jefferson St., Jefferson, with the Reverend Philip Kachersky officiating. There will be a luncheon at the church following the service. Private burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 6-8 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund (at the above address), envelopes will be at the funeral home and church. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Robert J. Davis

January 24, 1925 - April 12, 2014
Services: April 14th, 2014 at 11:00 A. M.

Robert J. Davis, age 89, Shadyside Ave., Saybrook Twp., died Saturday morning at the Saybrook Landing where he had been a patient the past two months.

He was born January 24, 1925 in Girard, OH the son of Howard J. & Mary (Conlin) Davis and resided there until 1950 before moving to Ashtabula. Mr. Davis was a 1943 graduate of Girard High School. Following graduation he served three years in the U. S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. Upon returning from the war he entered Kent State University and graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. In 1982 he retired from the Ashtabula City School District where he had taught Industrial Arts and served 10 years as an assistant principal.

Mr. Davis is a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. He was a member of the Varsity K Club & Delta Epsilon Fraternity at KSU, member and past president of the Ashtabula Teachers Assoc., member of the William Farr Lodge #672 F. & A. M. in Girard, served 10 years as Saybrook Twp. Trustee, was a Captain and served 37 years on the Saybrook Volunteer Fire Dept. and a member of the Saybrook Firefighters Assoc.

Mr. Davis was co-founder of the Ashtabula Area School Employees Credit Union in 1955 and served as treasurer until 1987, now Community First Credit Union. His interests include being at all of his grandchildren’s sporting events, woodworking, yard work, gardening, fishing and was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy M. (Larson) Davis, whom he married on June 4, 1955 in Ashtabula, four children, Meghan (Rees) Davis of Ashtabula, Jim (Michelle) Davis of Houston, TX, Lori (David) Bretschneider of Owensboro, KY & Peter (Kathy) Davis of Ashtabula and seven grandchildren, Kevin, Jonathan, Lauren, Katy, Audry, Stephanie & Andrea.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, Richard, Jack, William, James & Walter.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A. M. Monday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1342 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula with the Rev. Quincy Worthington officiating with a visitation from 10-11 A. M. prior to the service. Burial will be in Saybrook Cemetery.

Additional calling hours will be held Sunday from 4-6 P. M. at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 526 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula. Memorial contributions may be directed to Trinity Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, at the above address or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004, envelopes will be at the funeral home and church. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Friday, April 11th, 2014
Damian & Janet Zullo

- April 6, 2014
Services: at Private Service

Damian David Zullo, age 71 and Janet L. Zullo, age 72, both died unexpectedly at their residence on Winterhaven Ct. in Saybrook Twp.

Damian was born July 14, 1942 in Ashtabula, the son of Damian D. & Ethel (Cimini) Zullo. Janet was born September 30, 1941 in Ashtabula the daughter of Lynn & Lois (Johnson) Holten, both have been Ashtabula area residents all of their lives. They were married in September of 1998 and spent many happy years together, enjoying family, even though they did not have any children they treated generations of cousins as a “special” aunt and uncle to them, spoiling them at every opportunity.

Damian was a 1961 graduate of Ashtabula High School and owned and operated Daivd’s Styling Salon for many years. He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish, Mt. Carmel Church. He was a very talented seamstress, enjoyed sewing and was a very giving person.

A few years after Janet’s father’s death, her mother married Roland Thurston, whom raised Janet and loved her as his own. She attended Ashtabula High School and Ashtabula School of Business. She was affiliated with the Eastside Presbyterian Church. She worked as a crossing guard, was a supervisor at Hill’s Department Store and retired from Walmart.

Damian is survived by many cousins. His parents preceded him in death.

Janet is survived by an uncle, Kenneth Loomis of Ashtabula, a step-brother, Barry Thurston of California and many cousins. Her parents preceded her in death.

Private services will be held at Greenlawn Memory Gardens with the Rev. Shane Nanney of Eastside Presbyterian Church officiating. Entombment will follow the services. No calling hours will be observed. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., Cleveland Chapter, P. O. Box 74924, Cleveland, OH 44194-4924. The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula has been entrusted with the arrangements. Obituaries and condolences are at fleming-billman.com.

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Friday, April 11th, 2014
Marjorie G. Passmore

December 10, 1915 - April 19, 2014
Services: at Private

Marjorie G. Passmore 98, of Umatilla, passed away on April 10, 2014. She was born in Jefferson, Ohio and moved to the Eustis – Umatilla area from Tampa in 2006. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Marjorie is survived by her children; Raymond (Barbara Jean) Lang of Dayton, Texas and Barbara White of Umatilla, eleven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Services were held at the Hamlin & Hilbish Chapel in Eustis, FL on Monday, April 14th. Private burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery. No local calling hours or services will be held. The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, is handling local arrangements. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Raymond A. Baxter

July 14, 1952 - April 4, 2014
Services: April 19th, 2014 at 10:00 A. M.

Raymond “Butch” A. Baxter, age 61, of Middle Ridge Road, Perry, died April 4, 2014 at Regency Hospital in Warrensville Heights. He was born July 14, 1952 in Clarksburg, WV, the son of Raymond L. & Martha (Dudash) Baxter.

He has been a resident of Lake County for the majority of his life. He was a self-employed dry wall hanger. He loved stock car racing, fishing and his family. Around the race tracks he was known as the “Silly Hillbilly” and “One Lap Baxter”.

He is survived by his mother, Katherine Baxter, whom raised Butch, of Geneva-on-the-Lake; children, Raymond “Butch” Baxter, Jr., Angela Baxter and Heather Baxter; two grandchildren, Brandon & Brooke Baxter, siblings, Kevin Baxter of Geneva, Jeff Baxter of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Helen “Kay” Baxter of Fairport Harbor, Carol Baxter of Perry, and Pamela Walker Omesis of Pittsburgh, PA; and many loving nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Carrie Baxter, grandson, Xavier and four sisters Delores Snooks Lawson, Jodee Kosch, Barbara Reed and Sandra Strong.

A Graveside service will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:00 A. M. in Riverside Cemetery in Painesville. Following the service a gathering will be held at concord Woods, 11211 Spear Rd., Concord. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 P. M. at Stadium Lounge in Painesville. All are welcome to all of the above services and gatherings.

The family has entrusted the Jefferson Home of Fleming &Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 West Jefferson St., Jefferson, to handle the arrangements. Condolence expressions at fleming-billman.com.

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Mabel I. Nicka

August 22, 1919 - April 1, 2014
Services: April 5th, 2014 at 11:00 A. M.

Mabel I. Nicka, age 94, formerly of Linda Ln. in Jefferson, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday at the Jefferson Healthcare Center where she has resided the past four years.

Mabel was born August 22, 1919 in Sheffield Twp., the daughter of late Otis & Ethel (Forman) Richmond and has lived in the Jefferson area all of her life. She was a Kingsville High School graduate and was delighted to attend her 78th year class reunion in 2013. Mabel was always an active member of her community. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jefferson and We the Women. She also participated in many activities at the Beulah United Methodist Church where she attended in her youth.

She enjoyed hosting family and friends in her home and regularly hosted her Sunday school class. She frequently invited people in for a meal or a party. She often had nieces and nephews from two generations for overnight visits. Days spent on the farm and fair week at Aunt Mabel’s home was the highlight of the summer for many. Mabel loved her flowers and yard, from early spring to late fall, she could be found in her yard digging, planting, weeding and picking blooms to share. She enjoyed craft projects and was known for her quilts and afghans, many of which were given to her family and church and she also enjoyed bowling and golf.

Besides her parents, Mabel was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Armand in 2005, brothers, Glen (Helen) Richmond, Leonard (Laura) Richmond, Lester (Marion) Richmond & Otis (Janet) Richmond, sisters, Alice (Louis) Cowdry, Lillian (Clayton) Brown, May (John) Ketola & Darlene (Floyd) Allen.

Mabel is survived by a brother, Garland (Shirley) Richmond in Arizona, several nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her friends and family.

Mabel’s request was for a graveside service, to be held Saturday at 11:00 A. M. at Oakdale Cemetery with Rev. Philip Kachersky of the First Baptist Church officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 85 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH 44047.

The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson was entrusted with the arrangements. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Walter D. Carle

August 16, 1924 - March 31, 2014
Services: April 4th, 2014 at 11:00 A. M.

Walter D. Carle, age 89, of Ashtabula, died late Monday at the Country Club Retirement Campus. He was born on August 16, 1924, the son of Raymond A. & Helen K. (McCalmont) Carle.

He served in the United States Army during WWII. He worked maintenance and construction for CEI for 40 years. He also enjoyed woodworking and singing with a barber shop choir. He was a faithful member of the Harris Memorial Presbyterian Church where he sang in their church choir. He was active in Ashtabula High School Athletic Boosters. He was involved in coaching Little League in Ashtabula and helped to repair the equipment. He also bowled at ABC Lanes for over 30 years.

He is survived by his children; Jeffery L. (Cathy) Carle of Ashtabula, Greg A. Carle of Uniontown, OH; grandchildren, Jennifer Carle of Ashtabula, Jill Carle of Ashtabula and Michael (Jamie) Carle of Uniontown, OH; and four great grandchildren, Travis, Madelyn, Lydia & David.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Natalie A. Carle in 2002; brother, Roger R. Carle and a sister Virginia May Carle in infancy.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, ( April 3rd) from 5-7:00 P. M. at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 West Prospect Rd., Ashtabula, 44004. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 433 Center Street, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 or to the American Cancer Society, 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44106 envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 A. M. at the funeral home with Rev. Michael Meranda of Messiah Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will take place in Saybrook Cemetery. Obituary and guestbook available at fleming-billman.com

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Friday, March 28th, 2014
Robin L. Blon

March 28, 1957 - March 26, 2014
Services: April 3rd, 2014 at 11:00 A. M.

Robin L. Blon, age 56, E. Walnut St., Jefferson, died Wednesday evening, 3/26/14 at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation following a five year battle with cancer.

She was born March 28, 1957 in Trenton, NJ, the daughter of the late Robert D. & Marian L. (Hendrickson) Nolan and has been a resident of Jefferson since 1986, coming from Cortland. She was married to Timothy W. Blon on September 12, 1987 in Cortland. Robin owned and operated the Blon Insurance Agency in Jefferson.

She is a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Robin was very involved with her children’s activities, supporting and being a member of Jefferson Area Girl’s Softball, Jefferson Area Little League, American Legion Baseball, Jefferson Area High School Music Boosters and the Jefferson Area High School Athletic Boosters. Robin loved all outdoor activities, including skiing, hunting and boating.

She is survived by her husband, Tim, a daughter, Kelly L. (Greg) Fuhrmann and a son, Kyle T. Blon, both of Jefferson and a sister, Tammy (Andy) Lilko of Boardman.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 11:00 A. M. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 41 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson with the Rev. James Brehler officiating.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Jefferson Area Girls Softball, Jefferson Area Little League, Jefferson Area High School Music Boosters or Jefferson Area High School Athletic Boosters. Envelopes will be at the church on Thursday or available at the funeral home.

The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, is handling arrangements. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Robert C. Frederick

March 24, 1946 - March 26, 2014
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Robert C. Frederick , 68, of Ashtabula died Wednesday (March 26th) at his home. He was born March 24, 1946 in Conneaut, Ohio the son of J. Robert and Clementine (Constantine) Frederick.

He was a graduate of Rowe High School in Conneaut; received in Bachelors degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University and he received his Master’s degree from the University of Michigan.

Surviving him are two sisters, Deborah Frederick of Ashtabula and Jennifer Walsh of Jefferson. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, Jon Paul Frederick. At Robert’s request there will be no calling hours or service. Memorial contributions can be made the Ashtabula County Humane Society. PO Box 422, Jefferson, Ohio 44047.

The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory , 526 West Prospect Rd. Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements.

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Monday, March 24th, 2014
Dorothy A. Steward

January 5, 1925 - March 22, 2014
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Dorothy Ann Steward, 89 of Ashtabula passed away March 22nd at Carington Park Nursing Home in Ashtabula surrounded by her family. She was born in Jefferson, Ohio the daughter of Leo G. Sidley and Arlene (Loftus) Sidley Rolland on January 5, 1925.

Dody (as she was known by friends) graduated from Jefferson High School in 1944 and went to work in Cleveland for the war Department, before marrying her high school sweetheart, LaVern W. “Buz” Steward. Her first daughter was born in 1946 and her last child was born in 1964, making all her babies true “Baby Boomers”. She supported her family in all their endeavors’.

She moved to Ashtabula in 1946 where she became a member of the Harris Memorial Presbyterian Church and especially loved singing in the choir. In the last days she was heard singing hymns and reciting the 23rd Psalm.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband Buz Steward, a sister, Jeanette Gennaro of California, a son, John Steward and a daughter, Julie Steward, brother-in-law, Bill Shannon and special niece, Kathy Higley.

Left to cherish her memory are a sister, Marilyn Shannon of Dunedin, Florida and children, Jane (Bill Palma) Steward, James (Cindy) Steward, Jacqueline (David Brais) Steward, and Joel (Jenny) Steward and their children, Madeline and Halley of Lewis Center, Ohio.

The family would like to thank Carington Park and Hospice of the Western Reserve for their heartfelt care of their Mom. Memorial contributions can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association; the Hospice of the Western Reserve or to the Ashtabula Animal Protective League.

To honor her wishes no calling hours or funeral will be held. The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 West Prospect Rd. Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements.

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
Joseph D. Rich, Jr.

February 7, 1969 - March 21, 2014
Services: March 25th, 2014 at 6:00 Pm to 8:00 PM

Joseph D. Rich, Jr. 45 of Ashtabula passed away Friday (March 21st) at home after over a 2 year courageous battle with multiple organ cancer, Joe was born Feb 7, 1969 in Ashtabula.

Joe was a 1987 graduate of Harbor High School where was an outstanding basketball player. Joe’s love of basketball never left him. He played whenever he could until he was physically unable to play anymore. He also enjoyed golf when he could. He traveled to Indiana with his friends Aaron Delprince and Al Reister to play. When Joe was diagnosed the prognosis was poor and he decided then “he was going to live his life and do the things he could in what time he had left.” HE VACATIONED TO Myrtle Beach, Wisconsin, New York and Kentucky with his girlfriend Sherri and her son Logan also stopping in Virginia to see his brother, Greg. An avid Steeler fan he attended Steeler games and Cavs games. He spent quality time with his brother, Bart. His friends Joe Massi and Ramsy Zull stopped to see him daily. When he could he spent time with his son, Landon.

Joe was an umpire for both Ashtabula and Saybrook baseball leagues. In 2011 he had the pleasure and honor of being inducted into the Ashtabula County Basketball Hall of Fame. Surviving Joe are his two sons, Josh Rock of Texas and Landon Swann of Conneaut; his girlfriend with whom he lived Sherri Sullivan and her son Logan Sullivan; his brothers and sister, Bart (Gail Pomales) Meade of Geneva, Scott Mather of Kingsville, Greg (Chris) Mather of Virginia, Brian Mather of Ashtabula Brad Mather of Ashtabula and Susan Renee Smith of Ashtabula. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Ann Ward.

Calling hours will be Tuesday (March 25th) from 6 to 8 PM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 West Prospect Rd. Ashtabula. At Joe’s request there will be no services. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family in care of the funeral home. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com

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Friday, March 21st, 2014
Icy L. Thompson

October 1, 1938 - March 18, 2014
Services: March 25th, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Icy Lee (Hart) Thompson age 75 of Ashtabula Ohio went home Tuesday March 18 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic. Born October 1st 1938 in Louisville Mississippi he was the son of Archie and Jurlean (Hopkins) Thompson . Icy married his wife Carrie Pearl Shields November 26 1960 in Louisville Mississippi. They later moved to Ashtabula in 1966.

Icy enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed fishing, playing cards, hunting, and eating watermelon.

Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years Carrie (Shields) Thompson, son James Thompson, and daughters Carol, Ruby, Darling, and Becky Thompson all of Ashtabula Ohio. His daughter in laws Christina Thompson of Ashtabula Ohio, and Kim Thompson of Warren Ohio. His brothers, Arthur Thompson of Ashtabula Ohio, Elijha Thompson of Louisville Mississippi, and Griffin Thompson of Ashtabula Ohio. His sisters Mary Richardson of Ashtabula Ohio, Jurlean House of Louisville Mississippi and Margaret Roberts of Jacksonville Florida. 28 grandchildren and twenty three great-grandchildren that will love and miss him truly.

Preceded in death by his parents, his Melvin Thompson, his brother Albert Thompson, and his sister Martha Brooks.

Calling hours will be Tuesday (March 25th) from 10 A.M.to 11 A.M. At People Baptist Church, 3837 West Ave Ashtabula Ohio 44004. Services follows: at 11:00 AM. Contributions can be made to the family.

The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 West Prospect Rd. Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com

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Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Eugene M. Davis

October 24, 1925 - March 20, 2014
Services: March 24th, 2014 at 11:00 A. M.

Eugene M. Davis, age 88, Dunsmore Ave., Ashtabula, died early Thursday morning at his residence.

He was born October 24, 1925 in Cleveland, the son of Frank & Beatrice (Snowden) Davis and has lived in this area since 1977, previously living in Wickliffe and Cleveland. Mr. Davis was a U. S. Army veteran serving in World War II. He retired in 1986 after 37 years with Sheet Metals Workers Local 33.

He is survived by his wife, Louise K. (Ellison) Paris Davis whom he married on May 17, 1997 in Ashtabula, five children, Linda (Edward) Obbish of Columbus, Deborah Teresczuk of Willowick, Sherrie (Pat) Beebe, Jeffrey (Tammy) Davis & Tracy Davis, all of Jefferson, three step-children, John Paris, Patricia Pulifer & Anthony Paris, all of Ashtabula, eight grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren & eight step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Ann M. (Simunich) Davis in 1991, a grandson, Tyler Davis, a step-son, Patrick Paris, a step-granddaughter, Sarah Paris, a sister, LaBelle Davis and two brothers, Wesley & Wilbur Davis.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 11:00 A. M. at Eagleville Cemetery with Deacon Richard Johnson of Our Lady of Peace Parish officiating. Geneva Post #6846 of the VFW will offer military honors.

Calling hours will be held Sunday from 3-5 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004 or to the family, in c/o Louise Davis, 4907 Dunsmore Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Garry A. Stones

November 11, 1945 - March 19, 2014
Services: at No Service

Garry A. Stones, age 68, W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, died late Wednesday evening at the Madison Healthcare Center where he had been a patient the past eight months.

He was born November 11, 1945 in Sheffield, England, the son of Edward & Florence (Boot) Stones, coming to the United State in 1977 and moving to Jefferson from Chicago in 1980. Mr. Stones was married to Brenda Holmes on October 26, 1968 in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England.

Mr. Stones worked in the steel industry all of his life, spending the last 20 years of his work at the Champion Steel Co. in Orwell before it’s closing. He enjoyed golf and soccer (English Football).

Survivors include his wife, Brenda, two children, Claudia Schwentker of Stafford, England & James E. Stones of Jefferson and two grandsons, Justin Michael & Ryan Allen Schwentker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Stephen Stones and a step-brother, Peter Machin.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Harbor Light Hospice and the staff at Madison Healthcare Center for their kindness and special caring the past eight months.

No services or calling hours will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Memorials in Garry’s name may be made to Harbor Light Hospice, 734 C Alpha Dr., Highland, Hts., OH 44143. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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