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Surnames: SEMPLE
Decedent: Matilda Bell (Rabe) Semple

Date listed: Friday, November 4, 1966

(Submitted by Barbara Smith, bas@sota-oh.com)

Matilda Bell (Rabe) Semple
Carrollton - Mrs. Matilda (Tillie) B. Semple, 87, who made her home with her daugher, Mrs. Adah Stratton of 410 2nd St. NW, died at the McCullough rest home in Canton Thursday (November 3, 1966) after an illness of six months. She had suffered a series of strokes. Her husband, Guy A. Semple, (of Sherrodsville) died March 1, 1914. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by four sons, all of Canton. Services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Allmon funeral home here. Burial will be in Leavittsville Cemetery, Calling hours Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Surnames: BROOKS
Decedent: Iva M. Brooks

Date listed: Thursday, December 8, 1966

(Submitted by Barbara Smith, bas@sota-oh.com)

Mrs. William L. Brooks
Mrs. Iva M. Brooks, 60, wife of William L. Brooks of Union-tp., died Monday, December 8, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Davis Fisher, near Scio, following a long illness. A native of Brown-tp., Mrs. Brooks was a life resident of Carroll-co. and a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church. Besides her husband , she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Stahler of Harrison-tp., and Mrs. Fisher; two sons, Clarence of East Rochester and Earl Brooks of Scio; a sister Mrs. Minnie Lotz of Minerva and eight grandchildren. Services were held yesterday afternoon in the Fisher home and later in Mt. Pleasant church with Rev. J.H. Longsworth officiating.
Surnames: BROOKS
Decedent: Harvey C. Brooks

Date listed: Saturday, December 10, 1966

(Submitted by Barbara Smith, bas@sota-oh.com)

Harvey C. Brooks
Harvey C. Brooks, 68, of Rt. 3, Carrollton died Dec. 9, in Carroll co. hospital. He had been ill several months. Born July 3, 1898 in Union-tp., he was a retired employee of the Metropolitan Brick Co. at Malvern. Mr. Brooks was a member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist church and Fraternal Order of Eagles of Carrollton. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Maude Brooks of Carrollton; one brother, J. Raymond Brooks of Scio and three sisters, Mrs. Helen Conneway and Mrs. Adeline McFadden both of Carrollton and Mrs. Elizabeth Borden of Mansfield. Services were held Sunday at the Allmon funeral home with Rev. Howard Williams officiating. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant church cemetery.
Surnames: BROOKS
Decedent: Walter E. Brooks

Date listed: Tuesday, June 13, 1967

(Submitted by Barbara Smith, bas@sota-oh.com)

Walter Brooks
Walter E. Brooks, 87, of Rt. 3, Carrollton, oldest lifetime resident of Union Twp., died June 12 at Canton Mercy Hospital. He had been ill for several months. Born June 18, 1875, in Union Twp., he was a son of the late James L. and Margaret Urie Brooks. Mr. Brooks was married July 1, 1895, to the former Olive Tope, who died July 10, 1960. They had operated the former Petersburg Telephone Co. exchange for a number of years. Mr. Brooks was a retired farmer and member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Tillman of Canton and Miss Bernice Brooks of the home; a son, Ralph P. Brooks, also of the home; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Three sisters are deceased. Services were Saturday in the Allmon Funeral Home here. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery.
Surnames: SEMPLE
Decedent: Robert Herman Semple

Date listed: Tuesday, June 10, 1986

(Submitted by Barbara Smith, bas@sota-oh.com)

Robert Semple
Died June 9, 1986.
Robert Herman Semple, 87, of Homossassa, Fla., died Monday at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born April 24, 1899 in Carrollton, a son of the late Guy and Matilda (Rabe) Semple. He had resided in Homossassa since 1968, moving there from Canton, where he was a truck driver for Republic Steel Co. He was of the United Methodist faith and is survived by two sons, Raymond and Wayne, both of Canton; two daughters, Evelyn Semple and Shirley Wachtel, also of Canton ; two brothers, Arbie Semple of Carrollton and Virgil of Crestland, Fla.; a sister , Mrs. Adah Stratton of Carrollton; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann (Offak). Funeral services were held this Thursday at the Strickland Funeral Home chapel in Crystal River, Fla. with Rev. Mark Huggins officiating. Burial was in Stage Stand cemetery in Homossassa Springs, Fla.
Surnames: STRATTON
Decedent: Adah Stratton

Date listed: Tuesday, May 10, 1994

(Submitted by Barbara Smith, bas@sota-oh.com)

Adah Stratton
Died May 9, 1994.
Adah "Addie" Stratton, 89, formerly of 2nd St. NW, Carrollton, died Monday in Carroll Health Care Center. Born Dec. 28, 1904, in Carroll County, she was a daughter of the late Guy and Matilda Rabe Semple. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Carrollton and a retired employee of the Free Press Standard of Carrollton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garner Stratton; two son, John and Jimmy Stratton; four brothers, Arbie, Virgil, Robert and Charles Semple; and a sister, Mergie Boyd. Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Allmon-Dugger Funeral Home at Carrollton with Rev. Larry Lalama officiating. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Calling hours will be tonight from 7 to 9 in the funeral home.
Surnames: LORE
Decedent: James F. Lore

Date listed: Saturday, January 8, 2000

Submitted by Barbara Wright, bawright@erols.com

Retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. James F. Lore, 86, of Edgewater, MD, who had careers in both the military and the federal government, died of kidney failure Jan. 7 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Gunnery Sgt. Lore was born in Vandergrift, PA, and raised in Carrollton, OH, Where his father ran the Albright China Co., the world's fourth largest pottery at the time.
He worked in potteries in OH and Erwin, TN, prior to joining the Marines in WWII. He served in the Washington, D.C., area and the Pacific with Leatherneck Magazine during the war and then in Marine Air Reserve Training, recruiting and training fighter and radar squadrons for deployment to Korea. After retiring he worked for the Dept. of State, at the Pentagon, and other agencies and retired as a management analyst at the Dept. of Labor in 1976.
He was a 32nd degree Mason and was master of the Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 10 in Washington, D.C. in 1957. He also was a member of the Combat Correspondents Association.
Gunnery Sgt. Lore was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Sue OWEN LORE, and his brother, Dr. James LORE III. Surviving are four daughters, Elana Lore of New York, Elissa Boyer of Longboat Key, FL, Melanie Adkins of Miami, and Deidre Lore Jasnowski of Edgewater, with whom he had resided for the past five years; five grandchildren; one great granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 5203 St. Barnabas Rd., Temple Hills, MD. Interment will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

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