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Black, Leah J. 86

  • Perryopolis , Formerly of West Newton
  • Born: 1927-10-21
  • Died: 2014-04-21
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Leah Jane (Gordon) Volk Orr Black, 86, of Perryopolis, formerly of West Newton, died Monday, April 21, 2014. She was born Oct. 21, 1927, in West Newton, daughter of the late Charles and Susannah (Highberger) Gordon. She was preceded in death by her loving husbands, Leo William Volk and Ralph Emerson Orr. Leah was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Also, she was a faithful and beloved member of Bible Alliance Church of West Newton. Surviving are her husband, John Eugene Black; five children and four stepchildren, Susan J. (Andrew) Volk Mizak, Mary E. (Charles) Volk Popovich, Ann L. (Robert) Volk Wolfe, Paul W. Barbara (Volk), Virginia L. (Thomas) Volk Spano, Debbie (Timothy) Black Britt, Lori Black, Douglas Black, Lisa (Arthur) Black Tice and the late John E. Black III; 26 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Friends were received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY Jr. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton. Friends may gather at noon Thursday at the funeral home, followed by funeral services to be held at 1 p.m. in the Bible Alliance Church, Route 31, West Newton. Interment will follow in Mill Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bible Alliance Church. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Smith Sr., Thomas D. 77

  • West Newton
  • Died: 2014-04-10
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  • Thomas D. Smith Sr., 77, of Coal Hollow, West Newton, went to meet his family in heaven, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Tom was a special man, a loving husband to the love of his life, Sara, a wonderful dad to his seven children, a great "Pappy", "Grand-Pappy", "Great-Grand-Pappy", "Special Pappy", mentor to his extended family and the best brother in the world. He was a great friend and was loved by many. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert "Hoppy" and Hunteretta Smith, of Coal Hollow; his beloved wife, Sara (Opalinski) Smith; a son, Tommy; a brother, Bob; a brother-in-law, Herb Gross; and a nephew, Danny Smith. He will be missed by his children, Tammy (Tony) Filippelli, Terri (Jim) Novak, Timothy (Terri Jo) Smith, Toni Jo (Mike) Metropulos, Tracy Bergman and Tricia Kauffman; and his daughters-in-law, Michaela and Renee. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, who were so special to him. They will miss Pappy taking them hunting, fishing, for long walks and just talking and lovingly mentoring them. Grandchildren include, Nikki Buttermore, Ian Maksim, Tomy and Angel Smith, Sara (Brian) Kratochvil, PJ Volk, Trista and Taleena Smith, Joseph, Carmen and Erica Cappelli, Kevin Carlock, Shayla (Mo) Almoukhtar, Margaret Smith, John Grec and Jesica and Jenna Kauffman. Also surviving is Tom's precious great-grandchildren, Connor Stoneking, Sophia Kratochvil, Eli Almoukhtar, and Liam Davies; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother, Dennis (Joann) Smith and children, Dwayne Smith and Jaylene Batchko; sisters, Judie Backstrom and Mayetta (Mitzi) Gross; a special niece, Jeffri (Chad) Wright; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Smith. We must also mention Tom's loving extended family of Sara's brothers and sisters. He loved them all and they returned his love tenfold. A memorial service, hosted by his children, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, at The Church, Sutersville-Rillton Road, Sutersville. All those who loved Tom and respected him are welcome to come and share in the celebration of his life. Pastor Frank A. Rocco will share with the family and offer the blessing for the dinner which will be served in the Church Social Hall following the memorial service.
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