Obituaries

Carl Richard Patterson passed away peacefully on November 16, 2014.  Carl who was called “Pat” by many of his friends was born on February 19, 1931 in Sommerville, Alabama to the late McKinley Patterson and Seay-bell Patterson. Carl was a graduate of Morgan County Training School in Hartselle, Alabama; and was united in marriage to …

Josie Lee Rouse 68, affectionately known as “Beautiful”, made her earthly transition on November 13, 2014 to her heavenly Father.  She was born July 6, 1946 in Owensboro, KY to the Mary Jackson and the late Rev. Malcolm E. Walker Sr.  She later moved to Akron, OH. Josie enjoyed her music, especially her favorite singer …

Addie M. Hampton went to her Heavenly Home into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 8, 2014, after a short illness, at the age of 86. Affectionately known as Ms. Addie, Grandma Addie, and Sista, she was born August 2, 1928 in Eufaula, Alabama to Lewis and Mary Jones.  The …

Vernon Javon Appleton Jr., 24,  Passed away unexpectedly on November 12, 2014.   He had been a lifetime resident of this community.  He was an avid musican and a gifted athlete.  he loved rapping and enjoyed making beats.   He played football and basketball. Preceded by grandparents, Hosea and Betty Mae Appleton.  He leaves to cherish his …

Robert E. McGruder peacefully transitioned from his earthly home to eternal life on November 11, 2014. He was born on May 13, 1922 to the late Eugene and Wyoma McGruder.  Preceded in death by wife, Lula Mae (Kirk), sisters Dorothy Johnson, Barbara Jean Manley, Willmary Taylor and brother Bertrum McGruder. He is survived by two …

LP 11/16 Barbara F. Reed was born March 12, 1968 to Rita M. Reed and the late Eddie Reed.  She peacefully departed her earthly body on November 12, 2014 after a long courageous battle. She attended Barberton Public Schools and graduated from Barberton High School.  She attended Akron Barber College. Barbara is preceded in death …

Lela (Wardlaw) Malone peacefully went home to be with the Lord on November 10, 2014.  She was born   September 25, 1937 to the late Joe Robert and Matilda Ingram Wardlaw in Ripley, TN.   She was the eldest of 5 children She graduated from County High School in Ripley, TN in 1956.  She married Melvin Malone, …

Suzanne Smith, 65, a life-long Akron resident transitioned from this life on Monday, November 10, 2014 after a short illness.  The last eight months of Suzanne’s life were spent at Wyant Woods where she received attentive and personalized care. Suzanne retired from the State of Ohio in 2006 after working as a therapeutic Program Worker …

Lorine Hayes was born May 7, 1927 to the union of Leonard and Gladys Taylor.  She went home to be with the Lord November 10, 2014. She retired form Bendix Corporation in 1991 with 27 years of service.  She was a member of Tabernacle Apostolic Church in Benton Harbor, MI, working as a missionary and …

Alberta Hilliard, age 100, went home to be with the Lord on November 7, 2014 at the Copley Health Center. She was born in Huntsville, Alabama on October 28, 1914 to the late Mollie and Mitchell Nance.  She is preceded in death by her four sister sisters, Vera Clemmons, Velma Walker, Jenny Dandridge, and Eleanor …