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1968

Transcript of the "Obituary" for NANCY A. CROSS from The Observer-Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Jan. 8, 1968, Section B [possibly page B-8]:


"NANCY A. CROSS - Nancy A. Cross, 9, of Lawrence, died at 7:45 p. m. Saturday, January 6, 1968, in Canonsburg General Hospital, after a short illness.
          She was born November 17, 1958, in Canonsburg, a daughter of Raymond and Hannah Johnson Cross. She attended Hills-Henderson Elementary School and was a member of Faith Chapel, Lawrence.
          Surviving are her parents, two brothers, Raymond, Jr., and Keith and two sisters, Karen and Susan, all at home; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Alice Young Johnson, Lawrence and paternal grandfather, John L. Cross, West Farmington, Ohio."

FUNERAL NOTICE, p. B-8:
"DAWSON
- Friends of Nancy A. Cross, Lawrence, who died Saturday, January 6, 1968 will be received after 7 p. m. Monday in her late home until 12:30 p. m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, when the body will be taken to Faith Chapel, Lawrence, where services will be held at 1 p. m. in charge of Rev. Edythe V. Dickson. Burial in the Forest Lawn Gardens. Louis N. Sollon, Canonsburg, funeral director."



Transcript of the "Obituary" for JOSEPH DAWSON from The Observer-Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Jan. 8, 1968, Section B [possibly page B-8]:
"JOSEPH DAWSON - Joseph Dawson, 73, of 609 North Main Street, Houston, died at 8:05 p. m. Saturday, January 6, 1968, in Washington Hospital, after an illness of seven weeks.
          Mr. Dawson was born Nov. 24, 1894, at Horning, a son of Anthony and Sarah Barton Dawson. He was a retired coal miner.
          He was a member of Palanka Sportsmen's Club; Slovenian Cub [sic], Bishop and UMWA Local 4874.
          Surviving are his wife, Stella Bowland Dawson; five daughters, Mrs. Martha Cornell, Mrs. Sarah Kosharsky and Mrs. Bertha Smith, all of Houston; Mrs. Twilia Raynier, Canonsburg and Mrs. Catherine Nesic, Westland; three sons, Joseph, Jr., Imperial; Richard, Houston and Frank, Hendersonville; one brother, William, Follansbee, W. Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Ivy Hurley, Horning, Mrs. Bertha Ruth and Mrs. Sarah Baird, both of Akron, Ohio; 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren."

FUNERAL NOTICE, p. B-8:
"DAWSON -
Friends of Joseph Dawson, 609 North Main Street, Houston, who died Saturday, Jan.6, 1968 will be received after 2 p. m. Monday in the Speakman Funeral Home, Houston, where services will be held at 1 p. m. Wednesday, January 10, in charge of Rev. Robert P. Veydt. Burial in Oak Spring Cemetery."



Transcript of the "Obituary" for MRS. FRANCES PAUCHNIK from The Observer-Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Jan. 8, 1968, Section B [possibly page B-8]:
"MRS. MICHAEL PAUCHNIK -
Mrs. Frances Pauchnik, 83, of Atlasburg, died Saturday, January 6, 1967.*
Mrs. Pauchnik was born March 8, 1884, in Austria-Hungary. She had resided in Atlasburg 50 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes R. C. Church, Burgettstown; Christian Mothers and KSKJ Catholic Lodge.
Surviving are her husband, Michael Pauchnik, three sons, Joseph, Weirton, W. Va.; John, Milwaukee, Wis. and Thomas, Atlasburg; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Dvorsak, Slovan; Mrs. Frances Selzer, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Anna Lounder, Burgettstown; Mrs. Victoria [Steiminger ?] ... [rest is cut off of this Xerox]."
NOTE: The Obituary says 1967, but it is obviously a typo.

FUNERAL NOTICE, B-8:
PAUCHNIK -
[The Funeral Notice was not Xeroxed on these pages. Apologies.]



Transcript of the "Obituary" for MRS. JOSEPHINE O'CALLHEAN BEAL from The Observer-Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Jan. 8, 1968, Section B [possibly page B-8]:
"MRS. PAUL S. BEAL, SR.
- Mrs. Josephine Beal, 80, of 441 North Washington Road, McMurray, died Saturday, January 6, 1968 in her home.
Mrs. Beal was born in Derry Bantler, County Cork, Ireland, the daughter of Jerimia and Elizabeth O'Callhean. She was a resident of Washington County more than 50 years and was a member of the Mt. Prospect Presbyterian Church of Thomas and was also a member of the Philathea Class of the Church.
Surviving are two sons, Paul S. Beal, Jr. and Oscar Beal, both of Eighty Four; three daughters, Mrs. Bertha McMurray at home, Mrs. Elizabeth Pollack of McMurray and Mrs. Mernie Patterson of Eighty Four; one sister, Mrs. Mary Hickey of Long Island, N. Y."

FUNERAL NOTICE, p. B-8:
"BEAL -
Friends of Mrs. Paul S. (Josephine) Beal, Sr., of 441 North Washington Road, McMurray, who died Saturday, January 6, 1968 will be received at the Robert E. Wilson Funeral Home, [205 ?] East McMurray Road, Donaldsons Crossing, Peters Township from 2-4 and 7-10 p. m. Monday. Services will be held Tuesday, January 9 at [2? or 3 ?] p. m. in the Mt. Prospect Presbyterian Church in Thomas in charge of Rev. Headley A. Burrell. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery, Thomas."


Transcript of the "Obituary" for INEZ BAILEY from The Observer-Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Jan. 8, 1968, Section B [possibly page B-8]:
"INEZ BAILEY
- Miss Inez A. Bailey, of 229 North Wade Avenue died at 10 p. m. Sunday, January 7, 1968, in Washington Hospital.
Miss Bailey was born near Amity, a daughter of Henry T. and Emma Swart Bailey. She was a graduate of Washington Seminary and a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
She served with the Red Cross in France during World War I and later in Romania, where she was a member of the Balkan Commission.
She was twice president of the Current Events Club and had served as regent of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was secretary of the Washington County Historical Society and was also well known as an artist having pictures exhibited in many places throughout the East.
[Rest of the Obituary was cut off during Xeroxing.]"

FUNERAL NOTICE, B-8:
BAILEY
- [The Funeral Notice was not Xeroxed on these pages. Apologies.]


Transcript of the "Obituary" for ARTHUR FREEMAN DETRICK from The Observer-Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Jan. 8, 1968, Section B [possibly page B-8]:
"ARTHUR F. DETRICK -
Arthur Freeman Detrick, 64, of Grindstone, R. D. 1, died at 2:10 p. m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 1968, in Brownsville General Hospital.
Mr. Detrick was born December 7, 1903, at Bittinger, Md., a son of Dennis and Harriet Beachy Detrick. He was a member of the Lutheran Church, Bittinger, Md., and United Steel Workers of America.
           Surviving are his wife, Delia [sic] Wilt Detrick; two daughters, Nellie, wife of John F. White and Verlys, wife of Raymond J. Hamilton, both of Layton, Okla.; one son, Luther Ray Detrick, Leesville, La.; five brothers, Elmer, Leisenring; Delbert, Raymond and Ralph, all of Beallsville and Harley, Springs, Pa.; four sisters, Leona Detrick, Beallsville; Mrs. Ruth Duckworth, Beallsville; Grace Humble, Frostburg, Md. and Marian Humble, Salt Lake City, Utah and eight grandchildren. One son, Fay, died in 1952; a brother, Clayford, died in 1956 and another brother, Harry Webster Detrict [sic], died in 1962."

FUNERAL NOTICE, B-8:
"DETRICK -

Friends of Arthur F. Detrick, Grindstone, who died Sunday, Jan. 7, 1968, will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, Beallsville, after 7 p. m. Monday. Funeral arrangements will be announced."
NOTE: Newspaper for the next 1-2 days should be checked for funeral information.



Transcript of the "Obituary" for GERTIE WALKER MICHENER from The Observer-Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Jan. 8, 1968, Section B [possibly page B-8]:
"GERTIE W. MICHENER
- Gertie Walker Michener, of 785 Dry Run Road, Monongahela, died Sunday, January 7, 1968, at her home after a brief illness.
           She was formerly employed at Bails and Vorhees Restaurants at Washington.
           She was born September 11, 1875, at Nebo, Greene County, a daughter of George S. and Wimpo Herrod Walker. On February 10, 1902, she married Harry Michener, who survives.
          Also surviving are the following children, Goldie, wife of Arcibale Campbell, Monongahela, R. D., Maegallingani, of Monongahela, Fannie, wife of E. W. DeWitt, of Washington, R. D. 4, Dorothy Mullen, of Richeyville, Harry, of Pittsburgh, Albert, of California state [sic, no cap]; 26 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Duffa, wife of Jess D McCombs, of Washington, Pleasy McAfee, of Washington, Grover C. Walker, of Washington, T. G. Walker, of Claysville, J. Russell Walker, Daytona Beach, Fla. and Don Walker, of Carnegie.
          One brother and three sisters are deceased."
NOTE: All names were double-checked against the original. Also, there was little punctuation in this Obituary.


FUNERAL NOTICE, B-8:
"MICHENER -
[The Funeral Notice was not Xeroxed on these pages. Apologies.]

The "Obituary" for SOPHIE SKERYO from The Observer-Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Jan. 8, 1968, Section B [possibly page B-8]:
MRS. SOPHIE SKERYO
-  [excerpt only]  wife of Charles Skeryo, Sr. of Bentleyville R. D. 1, formerly of Ellsworth. - [NOTE: Only the first 3 lines were Xeroxed. This is the information in those lines; it is not quoted material.]



SOME OBITUARIES WERE NOT XEROXED, BUT THE FUNERAL NOTICES WERE XEROXED FROM THIS NEWSPAPER PAGE: 
From The Observer-Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Jan. 8, 1968, Section B [possibly page B-8]:
"BONNELL
- "Friends of Mrs. Maude Bonnell, Jefferson, formerly of North Strabane Township, who died Sunday, Jan. 7, 1968, will be received after 7 p. m. Monday in the John H. Shrontz Funeral Home, Marianna, where services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 in charge of Rev. William Harper. Burial in Beallsville Cemetery."

"BOLTZ - Friends of Donald A. Boltz, of Canonsburg R. D. 1, who died Saturday, January 6, 1968 will be received at the Coleman Funeral Home, Cecil, where a blessing service will be held Wednesday, January 10 at 10 a. m. followed by a requiem high mass at 11 a. m. in st. Patrick Roman Catholic Church of Canonsburg. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery."


"CRISWELL - Friends of John F. Crisswell, formerly of Washington, who died Sunday, Jan. 7, 1968, will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Piatt Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday, January 11. Burial in Claysville Cemetery."


"LEATHERS - Friends of Mrs. Bernice Leathers of the Presbyterian Home, who died Sunday, January 7, 1968, will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. Monday in the Piatt Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a. m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in charge of Rev. John P. Thomas, rector of St. James Episcopal Church, Penn Hills. Burial in West Union Cemetery."


"LITTLE - Friends of Lynn Little, West Alexander, R. D. 1, who died Friday, January 5, 1968, were received from 7-9 p. m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. Sunday in the Kepner Funeral Home, 107 [Kay ?] Avenue, Elm Grove, W. Va., where services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday, January 8. Burial in [Mc___view ?] Cemetery, Dallas, W. Va."


[SARQ ?], HERILLA, CRISPIN - These funeral notices were cut off on the Xerox copy. 

 

 

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