Thursday, May 28, 2009

More Obituaries

Charles Wesley Baker
, 67, for many years a Washington county school teacher, died Monday, Jan 1, 1950, at 9:30 pm in his home, 140 Henderson Avenue, as the result of a heart attack suffered a week ago.
He was born July 6, 1883, in Deemston, a son of John and Charlotte Garrett Baker and was one of six children.
He attended the public school of the County and California State Teachers College. He graduated from Pennsylvania Business College at Lancaster.
Mr. Baker taught in the schools of the county for more than 30 years and his most recent teaching was in Canton Township where he taught for ten years.
In March, 1908, he was united in marriage with Ethel Frey of West Pike Run Township. To this union were born four children.
Mr. Baker was a member of the Allison Avenue Baptist church and for many years was a Sunday School teacher and active in church work.
For the past three years he had been custodian of Second Presbyterian Church.
Besides his wife he leaves three sons and a daughter; Charles William Baker, Washington, R.D. 2; Edna, wife of John T. Lindsay, at home; Roy Baker, of Washington R.d.5., and James Donald Baker, at home; three grandchildren; two sisters and a brother; Mrs. Olive R. Ward, Charoletta, wife of Nelson L. Philp, and John Baker, all of Deemston borough. A brother and sister preceded him in death.

Mrs. Cassie Fish
, 73, wife of Rev. Frank Fish, Millsboro, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 1950, at 6:10, in the Greene County Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 22, 1877, in County Antrim, Ireland, a daughter of Jeremiah and Elizabeth McCauley. Her first husband, John Coulter, died September, 1915. She was a charter member of the Vestaburg Community church.
Surviving are these children: Willis and Artis Coulter, both of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. May Carl of Vestaburg; Mrs. Louise Palmo, Centerville; Max Coulter, West Brownsville; three sisters, Mrs. Sara Carton, Gastonville, PA; Maggie and Nettie, and one brother, James McCauley, Ireland. She also leaves eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Etta Mae Deaves
, 83, died at her home in Centerville, Sunday, Nov 30, 1952, at 5:40 pm. Although she had been in poor health for the past five years, her death was sudden and unexpected.
Born in Fayette County, July 18, 1869, she was a daughter of Dr. Huston W. and Hettie Craft Brashear. She had been a resident of Centerville for the past 70 years.
She was a member of the Centerville Methodist Church and was the oldest active member of the St. Paul’s Bible Class.
Surviving is her husband G. Dempsey Deaves and the following children; Mrs. Guy L. Horn, Centerville and Mrs. Walter F. Gray, Waynesburg; also three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Also surviving is one brother, James O. Brashear, Morgantown, W. VA. Two brother, Charles and Relia, and three children are deceased

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Beallsville Cemetery website problems

I just wanted to let everyone know that we have been having troubles with the server that hosts the Beallsville Cemetery website. It has been down for almost two weeks now. There was a re-wiring project that has knocked several servers off line and they are working to try to restore service.

I apologize for this inconvenience but wanted to assure you that the website will be back - I'm just not sure when. Thanks for your patience.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Misc. Obituaries

William A. Burson,
73, of 101 Gabby Avenue, Washington, died unexpectedly at 8:21 am. Friday, January 4, 1980, in Washington Hospital.
He was born July 15, 1906, in Washington County, a son of James C. and Sarah Wickerham Burson.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington; where he was an elder.
An Educator for 42 years, he was retired assistant superintendent of the Trinity Area Schools, and was a former member of Trinity Area School Board. Until 1950 he was administrator of Centerville High School, then he became principal of North Franklin Township Schools before the Trinity merger, when he became assistant superintendent.
Mr. Burson was a graduate of Centerville High School. He held a bachelor of education degree from California State College and a master of education degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
He was a member of Washington Lodge 164, F & AM, Washington royal Arch Chapter No. 150, Scottish Rite bodies, Valley of Pittsburgh, and Syria Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., and served as hospitaler’s aide for Scottish Rite Bodies of Pittsburgh.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Engineers, he was immediate past president of Washington Lions Club., a member of Beallsville Lodge no. 832, I.O.O.F.F., and past deputy of International Order of Odd Fellows; a member of National, State and past president of Washington County Retired Teachers Association.
For 11 years he served as chairman of North Franklin Township Sanitary Authority, was a former member of Greater Washington Area Parks and Recreation Commission, a member of the Beallsville Cemetery board and served on the Intermediate Unit I School Board.
His first wife, Mary Kagey Burson, died in 1953.
On April 22, 1955, he married Dorothy Arnold, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Barbara Burson, a student at Dickinson Law School, Carlisle; a sister, Mrs. Bonnie Christopher of Carmichaels; one niece and three nephews.

Mrs. May Coulter Carl
, 54, Vestaburg, died Friday, November 16, 1956, at 4 pm in Magee Hospital, Pittsburgh, after an extended illness.
She was born in Houston Run, November 16, 1902, a daughter of the late John and Cassie McCouley Coulter. Mrs. Carl has been a resident of Vestaburg for 43 years, where she was a member of Vestaburg Community church, and the Women’s Club, Mrs. Carl was also active in community affairs.
Surviving are her husband, Charles; two sons, John C., Vestaburg; and Charles M., Uniontown; two grandchildren; one sister, Louise Palmo, Centerville; and three brothers, Hollis and Art Coulter, both of Detroit; and Max Coulter, Vestaburg.

Ramaley (no year was given)
C. B. Remaley, Principal, dies
Sandy Spring, Md. May 7 – Charles B. Remaley, 44, principal of Sherwood High School here, died of a heart attack Saturday at the teachers conference in Camp Louise, near Thurmont, MD.
Remaley was graduated from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his widow and a 16 year-old son, Roger Charles Remaley; his mother, Mrs. Myrtle M. Remaley; and a sister, Lois Townsend of Murrysville, PA, and another sister, Ruth F. Remaley of Pittsburgh.

Mrs. Margaret B. A. Moody
, wife of the late George W. Moody, early business leader in Charleroi, died at 6:45 am today, at her home 700 Crest Avenue, after an illness of four months.
Mrs. Moody underwent major surgery at Presbyterian Hospital, New York city, on January 12, and returned home February 26. At the onset of her illness she entered Allegheny General Hospital and later was removed to New York for an operation.
In her early life she was associated with her husband in the ice manufacturing and general meat business, later in real estate and subsequent in theater operation from which she retired last year.
She was the daughter of the late Desire and Eugenie Chevalier Jacquelin and was born in France December 2, 1883. With her parents and sister Jennie she came to the United State when a girl of three. For approximately 55 years she was resided in Charleroi.
Mrs. Moody was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a charter member of the Quota club, and a member of Athene club.
Her sister Mrs. J. M. Trenton died six years ago on April 24, 1949. Mr. Moody passed away Feb 15, 1940.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Emmett S. (Mary) McCormick, Sr., of Fallbrook, Cal.; three nieces, Mrs. L. Lloyd Baker (nee Gertrude Trenton) and Miss Margaret A. Trenton, who reside at the Moody home, and Mrs. J. M. Sholl Lewis of Fallbrook. One nephew, Emmett s. McCormick, Jr. of Oakmont and four grandnephews survive.
Of a consummately charitable nature she contributed to religious and welfare organizations but sought the obscurity of a normal home life in all helpful deeds,
Her illness was the matter of deep concern and her passing, although not unexpected, a shock to many friends.

William Clayton Gillis
, of Centerville Borough, West Brownsville, RD 1 died Friday, Dec 29, 1950, at 5:18 pm in the Brownsville General Hospital. He suffered a cerebral thrombosis on December 22, following a lingering illness. Mr. Gillis had been an invalid all his life.
He was born in Centerville Borough, Oct 13, 1890, the oldest child of the late David and Jennie Hormell Gillis. He never married.
Mr. Gillis was a member of the Taylor Methodist Church.
Surviving are four brothers, James Porter Gillis, of Brownsville, R. D., John Hormell Gillis, of Uniontown; David Walter Gillis, and Demora L. Gillis, of West Browsnville, R.D. Eight nephews, two nieces and one great-nephew also survive.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Obituaries Continued

Marjorie Dorsey Cleaver
, 86, of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Brownsville R.D. 1, died Monday, February, 18, 1980, in Arizona
She was born July 13, 1893, in West Brownsville, a daughter of Charles and Anna Watkins Dorsey.
Mrs. Cleaver belonged to the Taylor United Methodist Church, Centerville, and was a graduate of Allegheny College, Meadville.
Surviving are her husband, Harry M. Cleaver, one son, John D. Cleaver of Daisytown R.D. 1; one daughter, Marjorie Ann Barr of Mesa, Ariz.; one sister, Mrs. Heston Hill of Washington; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Ross Dorsey.

CLEAVER – funeral Notice
Friends of Marjorie Dorsey Cleaver
of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Brownsville, R. D. 1, who died Monday, February 18, 1980, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Thursday in the Greenlee Funeral Home, Beallsville, where services will be held at 1 pm Friday, February 22, by the Rev. Robert Slack. Burial in Taylor Cemetery, Centerville Borough.

May Elizabeth Zimmerman
, 94, of 850 Beech Street, Washington, died at 9:30 am Tuesday, January 29, 1980, in the Washington Hospital Extended Care Facility.
She was born a member of the Church of the Covenant, the Women’s Association of the church, and the William T. Mechling Chapter, Order of Eastern Star No. 292 of Duquesne for 50 years.
On June 14, 1905 she was married in Braddock to George A. Zimmerman, who is deceased.
Surviving are three grandchildren, G. Richard Zimmerman of Washington; Doris May Purnell of San Diego, Calif., and John C. Zimmerman of El Cajon, Calif.; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A son, G. Raymond Zimmerman, is deceased.
A memorial service in charge of the Rev. Dennis Davenport, after private burial, will be held in the Church of the Covenant at 3 pm Sunday, February 2. Friends will be received in the church following the service. The family suggests that those who would consider memorial contributions make them to the Bell Choir Fund of the church.