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Beckley, Arnetta Geraldine - Carrollton  
Arnetta Geraldine Beckley age 96 of Carrollton, passed away at her residence, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. She was born Jan. 29, 1918 in Bergholz, Ohio to James Hiram and Mary Berdine (Solvinski) Maple. She married Charles William Beckley Jan. 11, 1936 and he died Dec. 12, 1989. Arnetta worked at Bud's Flowers Shop and the Commission on Aging. She taught Sunday School Classes and was a lifetime member of the Harsh Memorial Church. She belonged to the "Carroll County" Kitchen Band for the Senior Citizens. Arnetta was an avid reader and pray warrior for the church. She was a role model for her family. Arnetta is survived by two sons, Ronald (Norma) Beckley of Oregon and Roger (Polly) Beckley of Texas; four daughters, Shirley (Merle) Devitt of Carrollton, Mary Lee (Jerry) Walters of Texas, Deb Beckley and Cathy Beckley both of Carrollton; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were four brothers and two sisters. Donations in Arnetta's name can be made to the Mercy Hospice. Calling hours for Arnetta will be Monday Nov. 24, 2014 from 11 to 12 (Noon) at the Harsh Memorial Church. The funeral will be at the church at 12 (Noon) with Pastor Eric Kluth and Pastor Kimberly Arbaugh officiating. The burial will be in Harlem Springs Cemetery. Allmon Dugger Cotton is in charge of arrangements. Allmon Dugger Cotton Funeral Home, 330-627-2121
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Published in The Times Reporter on Nov. 22, 2014

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Barnes, Lu Christina - Dover  
Lu Christina Barnes 88, of Dover died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 in the Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health. Lu retired in 1983 as a secretary for the General Telephone Company after 32 years of service. She had previously worked as a secretary for the State Department in Washington D.C. and also for the late Attorney John Woodard with the Chamber of Commerce in Dover. Following retirement, she was one of the founding volunteers for Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County and continued volunteering for 27 years up to the age of 87. She was recognized in 2011 for Hospice Volunteer Representative for the nomination for the Lucille Nussdorfer Tuscarawas Woman of the Year. Born Sept. 6, 1926 in Dover, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert S. Lloyed and Lula (Jones) Lloyed Woods. She was also preceded by her sister, Martha (John) Polewka. Lu was a longtime member of the St. John's United Church of Christ in Dover, its Women's Fellowship, Golden Oldies, and a volunteer for the Carillon. She was a graduate of Baltic High School. She was also active in the Dover Historical Society, Red Hat Society, and the Dover Eastern Star. She was an avid Dover Football fan and she and her husband, Bob had season tickets and sat on the 50 yard line for over 50 years. She enjoyed playing family games and family euchre tournaments. She will be remembered for her penmanship and loved writing cards for every occasion and wrote Hospice thank you notes for many years. She enjoyed traveling and the family traveled across the entire US for paratrooper reunions. In addition to her devoted husband of 67 years, Robert (Bob) D. Barnes with whom she married on Feb. 22, 1947, she will also be sadly missed by her daughter, Roberta "Bobbie" (Ben) Ballentine of New Philadelphia; two grandchildren, Christin Faye (Todd) Woods of Pleasant Hills, Ohio and Chad (Shannon) McGlothlin of Dover; four great-grandchildren, Ryan and Liam Woods and Colin and Devon McGlothlin along with a brother, Gilbert S. (Ada) Lloyed of Boulder City, Nevada. Much gratitude is extended to the Community Hospice Staff/Volunteers who provided both thorough and comforting care for Lu. A memorial celebration of Lu's life will be held Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 beginning at 11 a.m. in the St. John's United Church of Christ at Dover with Rev. Tom Dunkle officiating. Friends may call at the church Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Those unable to attend or who may wish to express a fond memory of Lu may sign the online guestbook by visiting the "obituaries and flowers" link on the funeral home website at . In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, 409 N. Wooster Ave. Dover, Ohio 44622, Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave. S.W., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or the Dover Historical Society, 325 E. Iron Ave., Dover, Ohio 44622
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Published in The Times Reporter on Nov. 20, 2014
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