(August 26, 2006 – August 26, 2006)
Surviving are aunts and uncles Lauren Nidbella of Washington, Alycia Yarbor, Kyle Kelley of Washington and Mark Gajan of Charleroi; maternal grandparents J.D. and Vera Wilkins, Karen Kelley of Canonsburg and Mark and Rebecca Kelley of Washington; paternal grandparents Kellie Wheatley of Charleroi, Ron and Betty Kelley of Eighty Four and Oscar and Shirley Iams of Washington; his maternal great-great-grandmothers, Delores Tarr and Thelma Hanna, both of Washington; great-aunts and uncles Tom and Beverly Shoup of Amity, Charles Shoup, Steven and Renee Shoup, Deborah McNeely, Timothy Shoup and Tammy, Michael and Lori Tarr, Melissa and John Fisher, John and Marvell Kelley, Joe and Rose Kelley, Colin Iams and Linda and Matt Lucas, all of Washington, Penny and Jerry Panchura of Cranberry, Vince Kelley of Eighty Four, and Rodney and Rose Iams of Norwich, Conn.; and several cousins.
Friends will be received by the family from noon until 2 p.m., the hour of services, Tuesday, August 29, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions to Amber Wilkins, c/o William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd.
(February 17, 1928 – February 19, 2006)
Arthur Booker Jr., 78, of Washington, died at 11:20 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2006, in Washington Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
He was born February 17, 1928, in Bentleyville, a son of Arthur Sr. and Mary Rose Hatcher Booker.
Mr. Booker was a graduate of Washington High School.
He was a U.S. Army veteran with 21 years of service, serving during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He received the Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and VCM.
He was a foreman at Annealing Box and a security guard for Tarbuck Security.
Mr. Booker was a member of Edwin Scott Linton American Legion Post 175.
He enjoyed playing cards, reading and watching all sports.
On December 17, 1956, he married Thelma Elizabeth Boyd, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Donald (Antoinette) Booker of Greensboro, N.C., and Eddie (Angela) Booker of Elkridge, Md.; two daughters, C. Renee (Brady) Murphy of Gahanna, Ohio, and Charlene Booker of Washington; six brothers, Harry, Leroy, William, Robert and Lloyd, all of Washington, and Donald Booker of Tacoma, Wash.; four sisters, Louise Price of Baltimore, Md., and Velma Marie Bryant, Ernestine Marsh and Roberta Booker, all of Washington; seven grandchildren, Angela, Charity, Jonathan, Stephen, Christopher and Michelle Booker and Torri Murphy; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 24, in Nazareth Baptist Church, 123 North Lincoln Street, Washington, with Dr. Stephen J. Russell Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded graveside by Edwin Scott Linton American Legion Post 175.
(February 7, 1921 – December 24, 2006)
Arthur Archie Dillard, 85, of Washington, died Sunday, December 24, 2006, in Washington Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
He was born February 7, 1921, in Washington, a son of Anderson and Rachel Miller Dillard.
Prior to being drafted into the Army, he worked at Washington and Jefferson College. From March 4, 1943, until February 14, 1946, he served in the Army as a Technician, fifth grade. He earned the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon and World War II Victory Medal.
For more than thirty years, Mr. Dillard worked as a coal miner in West Virginia.
In 1947, he married Rose Chambers Dillard, who died in 1979.
Surviving are a brother, Gaylord Dillard of Washington; and a sister, Hope McClendon, of Washington.
Deceased are eight brothers, Paul E. Dillard, Donald Dillard, Merrill Dillard, Joseph Dillard, Clyde Dillard, Ellsworth Dilliard, Edgar Dillard and Neal Dillard; and one sister, Doris Walden.
Services were private. William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, handled the arrangements.
He was born November 1, 1923, in Houston, a son of Pink and Freddie Goode Chandler.
Mr. Chandler graduated from Chartiers-Houston High School and attended Penn Commercial for two years.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army as a Technician, 5th grade, and earning the American Theater Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal.
(November 1, 1923 – August 15, 2006)
Mr. Chandler was employed as a manager of a state liquor store and was a member of St. Paulâ€™s AME Church.
He was an amateur radio operator, played the organ, and enjoyed horse races.
On September 18, 1943, he married Florence Blake, who died July 15, 1995.
Surviving are a son, Arthur W. Chandler of Downey, California; one brother, Richard Chandler of Rochester, NY; two sisters, Hortense (Chummy) Davis of Canonsburg, and Julia Burgess of Houston; four grandchildren, Brent Chandler, Ivett Chandler, Ivy Zequeira, and Ivan Saavedra; and four great-grandchildren, Joshua Chandler, Destiny Saavedra, Celise Saavedra and Diego Zequeira.
Deceased are two brothers, Wilson and Rhodie Chandler; and a sister, Leona Chandler.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 19, with Rev. Charles E. Thomas, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray.
Arthur Franklin Lightner, 80, of Washington, died at 11:10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2006, in Greenery Specialty Care, Canonsburg, following a six-month illness. He was born May 16, 1925, in Nineveh, a son of Timothy Francis and Artie Murdock Lightner. Mr. Lightner attended Nineveh and Waynesburg high schools. He was a farmer and had worked for J&L Steel. From 1972 to 1989, he was a maintenance man at Western Area Career and Technology Center. He was an active member of Beulah Baptist Church. His devoted caregiver was Jill Day. On June 30, 1950, he married Betty Louise Webster, who died July 10, 2003. Surviving are two sisters, Mary (Ronald) Allison of Prosperity and Naomi Jean Lightner of Washington; an uncle, Ralph (Edna) Lightner of Washington; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews; and a great-great niece. Deceased, in addition to his wife, is a brother, Reed Lightner.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, with Pastor Harry A. Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Beulah Baptist Church, Browns Creek Road, Graysville, PA 15337.
(March 24, 1933 – January 3, 2006)
Arthur Raymond Maloy, 72, of Washington, died Tuesday, January 3, 2006, in Washington Hospital. He had been ill since September. He was born March 24, 1933, in Washington, a son of Harry and Agnes Wisnesky Maloy. Mr. Maloy retired from Molycorp., where he worked for 20 years as a technician. He served in the Army in Germany during the Korean War. Mr. Maloy was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Washington and enjoyed playing golf, pool and cards. On November 4, 1989, he married Stella Irene McCartney, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Charles Maloy and Mark Maloy; a daughter, Dana Matyjasek; a brother, Charles Maloy; and a sister, Grace Davis, all of Washington; and seven grandchildren. Deceased are his first wife, Dolores Amon; six brothers, Jim, Harry, John, Frank “Irish,” Tom and Richard; and two sisters, Eleanor (Sally) Lewellyn and Dolores Beck.
Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 6, with the Rev. Fred McCloskey officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Military rites will be accorded graveside by Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of the American Legion.
(March 29, 2006 – May 24, 2006)
She was born March 29, 2006, in Washington, a daughter of Josh Thomas Frame and Danyel Marissa Lowe of Washington.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are maternal grandparents William Cecil Lowe and Mary Diane Morris, both of Washington; paternal grandparents George T. Frame Jr. and Karen Frame of Washington; and paternal great-grandmother Nell Rose Miller of Taylorstown.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of service, Saturday, May 27, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
Preceding her in death are three brothers, John Daniel, Frederick, and Virgil Phillips; and three sisters, Dorothy Glore, Wanda Patterson, and Martha Bird.
Friends of Audrey Pearl Ward, 93, of Washington, who died Thursday, November 9, 2006, will be received on Saturday, from 7 to 9 PM and Sunday from 12-noon to 3 and 6 to 8 PM, in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 395 East Maiden Street, Washington. Additional visitation will be held on Monday from 10 to 11 AM, the time of services, in the Liberty United Methodist Church, 1330 Banetown road, Washington, Rev. Larry Wiltrout officiating. Burial will follow in North Ten Mile Baptist Church Cemetery. The family is requesting memorial donations be made to; Liberty United Methodist Church or Washington Alliance Church Building Fund, East Wylie Avenue, Washington.
(July 4, 1936 – September 8, 2006)
(March 28, 1939 – November 19, 2006)
Friends of Barbara Jean Miller, 67, of Washington, who died at 4:45 PM, Sunday November 19th, 2006, will be received on Monday from 7 to 9 PM and Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2006, at 2:00 PM, Pastors John Burns and Mark Perkins officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Scenery Hill.