Funeral Services

Obituaries and Funeral Information

Shawn R. Dotson

Shawn Roosevelt Dotson made his transition to continue serving his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The sun rose on January 31, 1968 blessing his loving mother, Beverly and his father Roosevelt Dotson. His father and grandmother Ernestine Worthington preceded him in death.

The Sun set for Shawn on June 7, 2014, leaving those he cherished most his family: sons Shawn,  Deombra, Jordan and Roosevelt, and daughters Senecia, Jessica, India and Kazia; his sister Kimberly and brothers Jimmie, Robert, and Lawrence Dotson; nephews Thomas Dotson and Terrin Bell. Shawn’s heart was as big as his stature in this life and he always let his many relatives and friends know he cared and loved them.

Shawn was self-employed after serving in the U.S. Navy. He attended The University of Akron after graduating from Central Hower High School. His passions included serving the Lord, fellowshipping with his church New Millennium Baptist Church and for him the greatest game ever played – Basketball.

His homegoing celebration is Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the House of Prayer for All People, 69 S. Balch Street, Akron, OH 44302.  Interment Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery.  Calling hours will be at 10:30 am until time of service.  Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 1222 Greenwood, Akron, OH 44320.

Barnie Thompson

Barnie Thompson, 86, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014, after a long illness. Born in Braden, TN on January 6, 1928. He retired from AMHA with over twenty years of service.

He was preceded in death by his son Keith Thompson.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Bell Thompson, the love of his life for 60 years; his sons Phillip (Paulette) of Tennessee, Michael, and Kerry (Gwen) of Akron, Ohio; daughters, Donna Neal of Orlando, Florida, Deborah (Calvin) Dinkins of Illinois, and Bridgette (David) of Akron, Ohio; sisters, Vera Beasly of Akron, Ohio, and Carrie Bolds of Memphis, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Hattie Thompson of Memphis, Tennessee; brother, Ivan (Beatrice) Thompson of Tennessee; and a host of friends, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Special thanks to ASERA Care and Dr. Mark Smith, James Phillips, and Dr. Botros.

Services will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home, 529 W. Thornton St., Akron, OH 44307, Pastor Charles Bell eulogizing. Interment at Hillside Cemetery. Friends may visit at the chapel from 10 a.m. until time of service. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 812 McKinley Ave, Akron, OH 44306.

Robert Jones,Jr.

Robert Jones Jr., a hard working family man, made his transition to rest and peace on Monday, June 9, 2014 in Akron, Ohio.  He was 84 and the last of six siblings to pass away.

Robert was born the youngest son of Robert and Maudie (Rue) Jones in Bessemer, Alabama on April 7, 1930 and grew up in the Long Creek community of Georgiana, Alabama where he was later raised by his paternal grandparents, Margaret and Calvin Jones after his mother died.  He moved to Akron in 1950 to find work and join his other siblings.  Not long after arriving, he met and married Geraldine Carroll of Youngstown, Ohio.  They stayed together 61 years until she passed away on October 4, 2011.  They had four children.

Robert supported his family as an employee of the City of Akron Sanitation Department. He worked second jobs to make ends meet and managed to attend night school to earn his high school diploma.  Robert retired early but kept busy doing handy work, tending to his vegetable garden, planting fruit trees and growing flowers in his yard.  He also enjoyed fishing and backyard barbequing on summer holidays.  Deeply faithful, Robert was a longtime member of St. John CME Church.

The loved ones Robert leaves behind include daughters, Linda Jones of Frisco, Texas; Roberta and Roxanne Jones of Akron; grandchildren Robert Wilkins, Quinn Coleman of Cincinnati, Immanuel Jones of Akron, James and Jamille Hill of Akron and Gregory Hill of Chicago, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  His beloved son, Gregory Allan Jones and grandson Dorian Mandela Fields, are deceased.  He also leaves “Peanut”, his loyal pet dog.

Services will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home, 529 W. Thornton St., Akron, OH 44307, Pastor Dennis K. Butts Sr. officiating.  The wake will be at 10 a.m. until time of service.  Interment will be at Mt. Peace Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to 322 Crestwood Ave., Akron, OH 44302.

Flowers accepted or memorial donations to the American Kidney Foundation: http://www.kidney.org/  appreciated

Jeffrey Edward Dean

Jeffrey Edward, 56 passed away June 8, 2014.  A Memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.