Obituaries

Dean, Mary Rainey

6/27/2022
Mary Rainey Dean, 98, of New Castle passed away the evening of June 27, 2022, at Rhodes Estates. Born on July 21, 1923, in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Glenn H. and Ada Belle (Barner) Ludwig. On April 30, 1947, she married James R. Rainey. After their marriage, James earned his pastoral degree and the Rev. James R. Rainey, preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1991. Subsequently, she married Charles A. "Bud" Dean on Sept. 30, 2000. He preceded her in death on April ... read more

Ent, Harry E. "Mick"

5/23/2022
Harry E. “Mick” Ent, 79, of DuBois, PA died Monday, May 23, 2022 at his home.     Born on April 22, 1943 in Ridgway, PA, he was the son of the late Harry A. Ent and Mary E. (McFadden) Case.     Mick was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Vietnam Era. On June 5, 1993 he married his wife of 29 years, Pamela A. (Kalgren) Ent. She survives.     Mick was employed at the Maple Avenue location of the DuBois Regional Medical Center for 27 years in various capacities and he... read more

Patton, Walter E. Jr.

4/27/2022
Pastor Walter E. Patton, Jr., 97, of Glassport, died April 27, 2022, at the Southwestern Veterans Center.  Born September 19, 1924, in Versailles Twp., he was the son of the late Walter E. and Johanna (Hamilton) Patton and husband of the late Margaret (McRae) Patton for 74 years.  Walter was a retired United Methodist minister.  Over the years, he served the Lord and his people in many communities, including Verona, Coalport, Irvona, Glen Hope, Homestead, Highland Grove, Whitaker, and ... read more

Moore, Joan Lee Simms

4/6/2022
At 11:55 pm on April 6, 2022,  Joan Simms Moore, Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi’s mother, transitioned from this life to the next. Friends and family will gather to celebrate her life on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 400 S Main Street, Mt. Airy, MD 21771. The Family Hour will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life  service at 11 a.m. The service will be live-streamed on the church Facebook page facebook.com/CalvaryMtAiry/ . Mrs. Moore's obituary follows. ... read more

McCammon, Gerald Jay (Jerry)

3/28/2022
Gerald Jay "Jerry" McCammon, 87, of Bridgewater, VA passed away on Monday, March 28, 2022 at Sentara RMH Medical Center. Jerry was an active member of Mount Crawford United Methodist Church. He was retired as a local pastor of the United Methodist Church in Western PA, serving the Fairmount/Claysville:Zion United Methodist churches from 1994-98. He was born on September 13, 1934 to the late Gerald B. and Margarette Francis (Wilson) McCammon. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Ann McCammon... read more

Lutz, Mildred Jean

3/23/2022
Mildred Jean "Midge" (Hess) Lutz of the Masonic Village of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully at her residence on March 23, 2022. She was 92 years old. Born in West View, Allegheny County, on Aug. 28, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Grace Hamburg. Midge was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to many. She had been active in the Ingomar United Methodist Church in Franklin Park, where she formed and led a women's prayer group for over 30 years. ... read more

McClintock, Judith Anne

3/21/2022
Judith Anne McClintock, 86, of Confluence, beloved wife of Rev. Samuel McClintock, took her place in the heavenly choir on March 21, 2022. She was born July 26, 1935 in Vandergrift, a daughter of Glenn and Mary (McConnell) Mohney. Her parents, a brother Glenn, and sister Kimberly King preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband; children Neil McConnell (Gwen), Annandale, VA, Christy Shively, Tarrs, Beth Augustine (Bruce), Addison, and Gerald Baker, Confluence; grandchildren Jason ... read more

Bishop, Marian E. Darnell

2/21/2022
Marian E. (Darnell) Bishop, 101, of Indiana, PA went home to be with the Lord on Monday February 21, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. Marian was the wife of the late Rev. Bruce H. Bishop. The couple were married for 53 years upon his passing in 1996. Born in Hammond, IN on May 6, 1920, Mrs. Bishop was the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Hazel L. (Meek) Darnell. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English at North Central College in Naperville, IL. Marian worked as a substitute ... read more

Walton, Raphael H.

2/18/2022
Raphael Hassell Walton, 71, of Pittsburgh's North Side, passed away on Friday, February 18, 2022. Ordained an elder in the Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1978, he served at the Henderson/Southeast Erie Mission and Henderson Parish in Erie before moving to serve as an associate at Emory UMC in Pittsburgh, then at Calvary UMC in McKeesport until 1986. He then became a devout Catholic who attended Mass daily. He was a member of the Men's Emmaus group, a Benedictine Oblate,... read more

Lewis, Rev. Barry Lamont

2/8/2022
On November 25, 1940, Barry was born in Pittsburgh to Virginia and Howard, who worked a Coke truck delivery route. Barry loved to talk about his train trip to Seattle with his mom and 2 year old sister, Sylvia, to see their father when on a leave from the military. During the 1940s, the family moved into part of a large house overlooking the West End bridge in Pittsburgh, where Barry loved to play sandlot baseball until dark. During the 50’s, Barry spent his summers on his cousin’s dairy farm, ... read more

Bullock, John R.

2/3/2022
John R.  Bullock, age 83 of DuBois, PA died Thursday, February 3, 2022 at McKinley Health Center in Brookville, PA. Born on November 7, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late Forrest and Franny (Laird) Bullock. On October 22, 1982 he married his wife of 39 years, Ellen L. (Walch) Bullock. She survives. John retired after 30 years of teaching and coaching baseball and basketball in Illinois. He served as United Methodist pastor for 25 years, first as a local pastor in the Central... read more

Pifer, Jay

1/16/2022
Jay S. Pifer, 84, of Aiken, South Carolina passed away on January 16, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.  He continued to demonstrate selfless concern for others even while battling glioblastoma and pancreatic cancer.  He was born on August 11, 1937 in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, the son of Vance and Hazel Pifer.  A graduate of Penn State University and Clarion State University, Jay completed the Ministerial Course of Study at Wesley Seminary and was ordained a deacon in the Western Pennsylvania ... read more

Butler, Virginia L.

1/15/2022
Virginia L. "Ginny" Butler went home to be with the Lord on January 15, 2022. Born Born Mar. 10, 1936 in Johnstown, the daughter of Edward and Mabel Skelly, she was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws David and Thelma Butler and sister Patricia. She is survived by her husband,  the Rev. David Butler, a retired pastor, who she married on September 20, 1958 at Homestead Avenue EUB Church. She's also survived by her son David III, daughter Lori and her husband Daryl Penrod and loving ... read more

Thomas, Dorothy

1/15/2022
Dorothy McGinnett Thomas, 88, of Canonsburg, PA, formerly of Union City, PA, passed away on January 15, 2022. Dorothy was born on July 22, 1933, in Mill Village, the daughter of the late Willis McGinnett and Louise Kerr McGinnett. She was the beloved wife of Paul Thomas and the mother of Mona Thomas Callahan. Paul Thomas retired as a United Methodist pastor in 1994 after serving 25 years. Dorothy was a graduate of Waterford High School and Edinboro College. She had an infectious and fun ... read more

Krishart, Thomas Lee

1/14/2022
Thomas Lee Krishart, 64, of Black Lick, PA passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022, at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA.  A faithful member of The United Methodist Church, he served from 2009-2015 as a local pastor in the Indiana District, where his wife Dawn Krishart serves as associate pastor in the Greater Blairsville Cooperative Parish. Tom was born on August 4, 1957, in DuBois, PA to Jerome and Margaret Benny Krishart and graduated from the St Mary's Area High School in 1975. ... read more

Lighthall, Rev. Kent A.

12/25/2021
The Rev. Kent A. Lighthall, 87, of Rostraver Township, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. Born May 4, 1934, in East Millsboro, he was the son of the late Rev. Earl W. and Margaret A. (Haney) Lighthall. Kent was licensed to preach in 1951 and was admitted to the Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Church in 1958. He became a full member of the Western Pennsylvania Conference in 1962. He served in the following Methodist churches: Allenport, Howe and Mt. Tabor churches from 1956 to 1959, Amity ... read more

Cathers, Karen

12/21/2021
Karen June Cathers, 72, of Lewisville, Texas, passed away suddenly in her home on Dec. 21, 2021. Her loving husband Kerry was with her at the time. Karen was born on June 25, 1949, to Clarence and Catherine Weaver of Osterburg, Pa. She immediately made this world a better place with her adorable smile and warm personality. Karen never knew a stranger. She knew how to encourage others and make them feel special. She graduated from Chestnut Ridge High School in 1967 and married her high school ... read more

Dallape, Nancy J.

12/21/2021
Nancy J. Dallape, 81, of Westover, passed away December 21, 2021, at Miners Medical Center, Hastings. She was the surviving spouse of the late Rev. John Dallape, who died in 2017. Born January 1, 1940, in Johnstown, the daughter of Robert and Emma Jane (Oyler) Brosius, she was   preceded in death by parents and her husband. She is survived by son Jim (Tina) Dallape of Johnstown and daughter Melanie (Ronald) Roland of Westover; grandchildren Addy, Sarah, Sophia, Clarissa, Lauren, James & ... read more

Foster, Kenneth R.

12/7/2021
A funeral service for Kenneth R. Foster, 77, of Chicora, who went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, Dec. 7, 2021, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, will be held Sunday, Dec. 12 at Karns City United Methodist Church. He was the surviving spouse of the late Rev. Glea Foster, who served as pastor of the Karns City church from 2002 until her death in November of 2011 after a long battle with cancer. Kenneth was born in Wattersonville, Armstrong Co. on July 30, 1944.  He was the son of the ... read more

Zimmerman, Verdean

12/7/2021
Verdean C. (Meyers) Zimmerman, 83, of Friedens, died December 7, 2021 at Shadyside Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of retired Pastor  Thomas H. Zimmerman and mother of Conference Evangelist John Zimmerman. Verdean was born December 25, 1937 in Hooversville to Eleanor and Lawrence (Bud) Beegle and was the granddaughter of Mary and Homer Meyers, who assisted in raising her. Verdean was a 1955 graduate of Forbes High School and represented the school as a varsity cheerleader and ... read more

Krestar, Rev. Donald

12/1/2021
Donald E. Krestar 66, of Somerset, died December 1, 2021 at UPMC Somerset. Born December 5, 1954 in Johnstown, he is the son of the late Leonard and Marjorie (Woollaston) Krestar. He is survived by his wife Karen L. (Meese) Krestar; brothers Daniel William Krestar and wife Kathleen and Jay Paul Krestar and wife Wendy; Nieces and nephews Ross William Krestar and wife Maura, Dana Ann Krestar Bolvin and husband Travis, Ethan Robert Krestar, Emily Ann Krestar Madison and husband Austin; Great ... read more

Howard, Rev. LaVerne R.

11/27/2021
LaVerne R. Howard, 92, of Port Allegany, passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport, PA.  Born Dec. 14, 1928, in Ceres, a son of Harold D. and Margaret Turner Howard. He attended Myrtle School and Roulette School where he graduated in 1946. On June 3, 1951 in the Sartwell Creek EUB Church, he married LoRena Nadene Baker, who survives. He worked at Pittsburgh Corning in Port Allegany, the A&P Store in Port Allegany, and Clark Brothers in Olean, N.Y. He served in ... read more

Dran, Rev. George

11/21/2021
Reverend George Stephen Dran passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the age of 76. Born February 12, 1945 in Washington, PA., he was the son of the late Andrew and Sue (Iams) Dran. George grew up near Lone Pine in Washington County and attended Trinity High School where he met the love of his life, Sandra Jean Sumney. They were married November 24, 1967. George attended California State College, earning a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1968. He graduated cum laude from the ... read more

Miller, Mabel L.

11/18/2021
Mabel L. (Haag) Miller, 76, of Bedford, died Nov. 18, 2021 at Nancy's Personal Care Home. She was born on Feb. 18, 1945 in DuBois, a daughter of the late Harris and Velma (Starr) Haag. On June 15, 1963 in Chestnut Grove, she married the Rev. Gerald H. Miller, who preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 2017. Mabel is survived by son Jerry R. Miller and wife Tonya of Bedford, daughter Marcie A. Hillegass and husband Brad of Schellsburg, son Steve W. Miller and wife Rhonda of Bedford, and daughter ... read more

St. Clair, Rev. Thomas

11/18/2021
Rev. Dr. Thomas F. St. Clair, 70, of Connellsville, passed away and into the Church Triumphant on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at home with his family gathered around him. “Dr.Tom” was called by God to be a United Methodist Pastor and District Superintendent in the Connellsville District before retiring. Tom served the Western PA Annual Conference with integrity and love for all people. Born July 30, 1951, in Brownsville, PA, he was the son of the late Herb and Betty St. Clair. He was married to... read more

Reynolds, Janice E.

11/13/2021
Janice E. Reynolds, 75, of Mt. Jewett, PA, passed away on Saturday, November 13 at the Lutheran Home at Kane, following a lengthy battle with Leukemia. Jan was a retired part-time local pastor who had been serving the East Kane UMC. Jan was born in West Valley NY on February 20th, 1946, the daughter of Irwin and Geraldine Ahrens. She graduated from West Valley Central High School and Bryan Stratton College as a paralegal. As a lifelong learner she was presently taking the United Methodist ... read more

Clear, Helen Goettman

11/11/2021
Helen Goettman Clear, 97, of New Sewickley Twp., passed away on Thursday November 11, 2021 in Passavant Retirement Community. She served for many years as the Historian for the Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church and was honored by the Historical Society of the United Methodist Church during their online annual meeting on Oct. 31. Born in Rochester, PA on November 22, 1923 the daughter of the late Ivan and Ada Goettman, she was preceded in death by her husband George Clyde ... read more

Morris, Patricia Ann

11/11/2021
Patricia A. Morris, who championed the role of laity in the United Methodist Church while serving in leadership positions on the local, Conference and denominational level, passed away at her home in Beaver Falls on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Pat was a member of the College Avenue United Methodist Church in Beaver. Born October 18, 1946, Pat graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 1964 and Geneva College in 1980. She worked at Beglin Motor Sales, Inc., Bridgewater, Pa for 32 years.  In ... read more

Lundberg, Rev. Dr. Clair A.

11/4/2021
Rev. Dr. Clair A. Lundberg, 89, of Brockway, passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at Highland View Health Care Center, Brockway. He was a United Methodist minister and district superintendent, retiring in 1995. He pastored several churches after his retirement. Born Oct. 11, 1932, in Lanes Mills, he was the son of the late Albin and Louisa Bovaird Lundberg. He was married to Marilyn Butters on Oct. 4, 1952, at the Lanes Mills United Methodist Church and they celebrated 69 years of marriage this ... read more

Alfieri, Rev. Peter Anthony

10/19/2021
Rev. Peter Anthony Alfieri passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Lantana, Fla. He was born March 13, 1926, in East McKeesport, the son of Gennaro and Assunta (Macchione) Alfieri; brother of Angie (Mario) Bortoluzzi, Deborah (late Daniel) Daugherty, James (Jean) Alfieri and the late Victor (Floy) Alfieri. He was the husband of the late Angeline (Pregano) Alfieri; beloved father of Leah (David) Carmo, Rebekah Anderson, Faith (Joseph) Rossello and Peter (Elizabeth) Alfieri ... read more

Miller, Wilma I.

10/12/2021
Wilma I. Miller, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully at her home October 12, 2021.  Born April 26, 1937, in Somerset to Clifford and Geneva (Felton) Derencin, she was  preceded in death by her parents, sisters JoAnn Rossi and Betty Bruner, sisters-in-law Mary Jo Derencin and Joyce Derencin.  She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Rev. Marlin A. Miller, and children  Karen Miller, David (Betty Lou) Miller, Mark (Michelle) Miller, Amy (Sotiris) Aggelou, Anita (Ryan) Berich; ... read more

Watterson, Pastor Earl F.

10/4/2021
Earl Franklin Watterson, 93, of Worthington, died Monday October 4, 2021 at home with family attending. He was born October 24, 1927 in Craigsville to the late Clarence and Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Watterson.  Earl was a retired United Methodist minister. He served in many churches, including  Summerville, Oakridge, and  Kingsville from 1965-1971; Manorville and Rogers Chapel from 1971-1975; Cochranton, Mumford, PA from 1975-1982; Youngsville Evangelical UMC from 1982-1988; Chicora, Karns City ... read more

Bishop, Mary Jane Custer

9/29/2021
Mary Jane (Custer) Bishop, 85, of Mount Airy, Maryland, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 at home in the care of her family and with the support of the Frederick Health Hospice.   She was the devoted wife of the Reverend Franklin Bishop for nearly 63 years. They were married Feb. 8, 1958.   Born Nov. 20, 1935 at North Glade, the daughter of the late Heyward S. and Effie B. (Friend) Custer, Mary was proud of being one of 10 children on the family farm in Garrett County, Md. She loved to talk ... read more

Donaldson, Gail Lorraine

8/31/2021
Gail Lorraine Donaldson, 67, of Edinboro, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, at UPMC Hamot. She was the wife of retired Rev. Gary K. Donaldson. Born Oct. 9, 1953, in Grove City, Gail was the daughter of the late Laurie E. Bollinger and Mayme M. (Bollinger) McWilliams. She graduated from Moniteau Jr./Sr. High School in Butler County, and attended Slippery Rock University. Gail enjoyed her years as a preschool teacher at Russell UMC Daycare and Preschool in Russell, Pa., and had also worked at the ... read more

Wasser, Rev. Delbert

8/23/2021
Del Wasser, 85, of Mercer County, son of George and Helen and last surviving member of his family, passed away August 23, 2021 in Johnstown, PA.  Del married Pearl (Buchanan) in 1955 and together they raised seven children, two of whom predeceased Del. They have ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Del served 35 years in the United Methodist Church, ministering in 13 different appointments. He began his ministry as a lay pastor in the Central PA Methodist Conference, became part of ... read more

Michel, Barbara Dovenspike

8/18/2021
Barbara Dovenspike Michel, 84, of Hawthorn, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 surrounded by her children and grandchildren at Butler Memorial Hospital. Born August 14, 1937 in Hawthorn, she was the daughter of the late Darl D. and Iola Rosse (Bashline) Dovenspike. She was married to the Rev. Gerald W. Michel on June 20, 1957 and he preceded her in death on February 24, 2015. Barb was active in the church as a youth leader and lay speaker. She also played the guitar ... read more

Hughes, Katherine Jean

8/10/2021
Katherine Jean Hughes, 89, of Kingwood, died on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, at her home. Katherine was born May 31, 1932, in Johnstown, Pa., a daughter of the late Philip George and Catherine Mae (Young) Thomas. She was a graduate of Johnstown High School, a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Kane’s Creek United Methodist Women and the Rowlesburg Chapter #127 O.E.S. She is survived by two daughters and spouse, Charlene and Thomas E. Strahin, of Kingwood, Cindy Klara, of Elkridge, Md.; ... read more

Shaffer, Rev. Roger R.

8/4/2021
Rev. Roger R. Shaffer, Sr. died on August 4, 2021 in Charlotte, NC. Rev. Shaffer was born on October 4, 1933 in Sandy Lake, PA to the late Harold W. Shaffer and Ruth Lydick Shaffer. He married Sally Jean Popa in June, 1955. He graduated from Grove City College, PA and Western Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA. Rev. Shaffer was a member of the Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church. He retired from active ministry Western PA in 1995 and was a member of Forest Hill Church in ... read more

Casler, Robert Gordon

7/20/2021
Robert Gordon Casler, 94, of Erie, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Saint Vincent Hospital with his family at his side. Robert was born at home on Dec. 9, 1926, in West Clarksville, New York, a son to LeRoy and Helen Ward Casler. After his high school graduation, Robert attended Houghton College where he majored in Music Education focusing on piano and voice. He served our country in the U.S. Navy as a First Class Seaman and in the Active Guard Reserves. Robert married Betty Lou Lamb... read more

Stinson, Barbara Ann Hood

7/16/2021
Barbara Anne (Hood) Stinson, 75, formerly of Chippewa Twp. went to be with our Lord on Friday July 16, 2021. Born in Ligonier, PA on April 26, 1946 to the late Walter H. and Ruth Louise (Brant) Hood, Barbara graduated from Ligonier Valley High School, West Virginia Wesleyan College, did advanced studies at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., and did her graduate work at Edinboro University. Throughout her adult life Barbara was an educator for various schools in Western Pennsylvania.... read more

Graham, Lynnette Wilson

6/28/2021
Lynnette W. Graham, 90, formerly of 1174 East Main Street, Bradford, passed away Monday (June 28, 2021) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home. Born on Jan. 16, 1931, in Towson, Md., she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Mae Badger Wilson. She was a 1949 graduate of Butler High School, and graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Journalism in 1953 from Westminster College. On Dec. 30, 1953 in Butler, she married Raymond D. "Pete" Graham, who preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 2020. Pete ... read more

Henderson, Nancy L.

6/20/2021
Nancy L. Henderson passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at UPMC Horizon – Greenville. She was the wife of the Rev. Richard Henderson, a retired elder. Born on December 16, 1938, in Derry, the daughter of Anis Toumah and Lucy Agnes Moore Anderson, she graduated from Derry Township High School in 1956 and Slippery Rock State College in 1977. Nancy retired from the Hermitage School District in 2007 after working 22 years as a learning support teacher, and “loved every moment of it.” ... read more

Mock, Rev. William D.

6/18/2021
Reverend William Donald Mock of Greensburg died Friday, June 18, 2021 at the age of 84. Born at home in East Brady, PA on February 20, 1937, he served as a United Methodist minister from 1958 until his retirement in 2008.  During his time in ministry, he was appointed to churches in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, served as the District Superintendent on the Indiana District and as the Bishop’s Assistant.  After Bill’s retirement, he continued to be active in the Western Pennsylvania ... read more

Carroll, Robert L.

6/9/2021
Robert L. Carroll, 91, of Erie and Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community in Meadville, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Erie on September 13, 1929, son of the late Donald and Alda Blum Carroll. Robert graduated from Lawrence Park High School in 1947. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War from 1948 to 1951. Robert worked as a Locomotive Draftsman/Designer at General Electric for 41 years, retiring in 1988 and ... read more

Hildbold, Cheryl Anne

6/1/2021
Cheryl Anne Hildbold, 63, of Jennerstown, went to be with the Lord on June 1, 2021. She is a daughter of the late Grant Abrams and Dolores and William Brown. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Chuck Hildbold Jr.; children, Charlie (Carolann) Hildbold, Carrie (Ben) Floyd, Caitlin (Scott) Huber and Caleb (Stephanie) Hildbold; and 8 grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Grant (Bonnie) Abrams; sister Diane (Bob) Smith; step-brother Barry (Lynn) Brown and step-sister Jyl ... read more

King, Rev. John V.

6/1/2021
John Vernon King, 69, died at his home in Tucker, Georgia on June 1, 2021. John was born October 11, 1951, in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, to Earle Cochran King and Margaret Elizabeth McNemar King. He was a dedicated husband to his late wife, Rev. Bonnie Tyack Friend King, whom he married on June 23, 1973, and was a loving father to his three children.  After losing his beloved wife on April 8, 2020, he knew he would one day see her again in Glory, and that time has come.  A celebration of life... read more

Lewis, Linda Carol Howes

5/31/2021
Linda Carol Lewis, 81, of Brewton, Alabama, formerly of Clarksville, PA, died May 31, 2021 in McMillan Memorial Hospital, Brewton, Alabama. She was the surviving spouse of Pastor James D. Lewis, who died Friday, May 7, 2021 in Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Fla. See his obituary Linda was born February 10, 1940 in Marianna, the daughter of the late Henry and Edna L. Kisner Howes. On July 6, 1963, Linda married Pastor Lewis.  Also deceased are her siblings Donald Lee Howes and spouse Mary ... read more

Edder Thompson, Sylvia M. Gregory

5/25/2021
Sylvia M. "Sib" Gregory Edder Thompson, 90, of Girard, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. She lived as a Pastor's wife with her late husband Rev. Merritt W. Edder in Marion Center and Greensboro Indiana, before returning to Pennsylvania, living in Tionesta and Ridgway, returning to Erie in 1981 following the death of her husband Mert. She had been a resident of the Wattsburg (Phillipsville) area since 1983 when she married her second husband, Richard S. Thompson, recently moving... read more

Lewis, Rev. James D.

5/7/2021
Reverend James D. Lewis Sr., 78, of Brewton, Ala., formerly of Clarksville, died Friday, May 7, 2021, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Fla. James was born December 21, 1942, in Millsboro, a son of the late William M. and Elsie M. Bane Lewis. He is survived by his beloved wife, Linda Carol Howes Lewis (married July 6, 1963); five children, James D. Lewis Jr. (Diana) of Arkansas, Linda Lucille Lawry (James) of Brewton, who was his caregiver, Jeffrey L. Lewis (Sharon) of Clarksville, Timothy ... read more

Wilson, Rev. Paul E.

4/19/2021
Rev. Paul E. Wilson Sr., 74, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021, quietly at his home in Derry, surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. Born March 19, 1947, at Latrobe Hospital, he was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Alexander (Junior) Wilson and Josephine Viola Bowers Wilson. Paul was a graduate of Derry Area High School, Waynesburg College and the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He has served United Methodist congregations in Western Pennsylvania for 53 years and was a... read more

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