December 22, 2014

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Robin “Scolly” Terrence Hitchens, Jr.


Robin “Scolly” Terrence Hitchens, Jr., 33, of Lorain, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 at home from a sudden illness. He was born May 28, 1981 in Lorain and had been a lifelong resident. He was student at Lorain County Community College majoring in construction and was the 6th grade assistant basketball coach at Durling Read More…

Merle Blair


Merle Blair, 85, of Wellington, formerly of Oberlin, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. She was born February 28, 1929 in Frametown, West Virginia. She came to Rochester in 1942 and graduated from Brighton High School in 1947. Her first job was at a small shop in New London that Read More…

Willie “Buck” Coleman


Willie “Buck” Coleman, 86, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 in his home unexpectedly. He was born in Lowndesboro, Alabama and had lived in Lorain County since 1952. He was a former member of Friendship Baptist Church of Lorain. He was the founding owner of 1A Cement Contractors for over 50 years. He Read More…

James S. Gallagher


James S. Gallagher, 75, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at the Avon Oaks Nursing Facility in Avon. He was a social member of the Sheffield Lake AmVets Post 55 and the VFW Post 8686. Jim loved playing softball and bowling and was enshrined in the Lorain Bowling Hall of Fame. He enjoyed Read More…

Edith M. Twining

Edith M. Twining, 86, of Wellington, died Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at Allen Medical Center in Oberlin. She was born January 25, 1928, to the late Blanche (nee Greetham) and Otto Radcliffe. Edith worked as a custodian for Wellington Schools for many years. She was a member of the United Church of Huntington and the Read More…

Douglas D. Beattie

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Douglas D. Beattie, 65, of Elyria, died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at his home. He was born March 1, 1949 in Lorain, where he was a 1967 graduate of Lorain High School. He attended Bowling Green State University and Lorain County Community College and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Doug was Read More…

Lauren Y. Semancik


Lauren Y. Semancik (nee Wayne), 67, of Norwalk, formerly of Elyria and a longtime resident of Grafton, died Sunday, December 14, 2014, after a brief illness. Lauren was born July 24, 1947 in Richwood, West Virginia and had been a taxi driver in both Elyria and Norwalk. She was a member of Elyria United Polish Read More…

Clarice DeMond


Clarice DeMond, 94 years old of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Life Care Center of Elyria in Elyria. Clarice was born October 18, 1920 in Toledo and lived in Lorain County for the past 50 years. She was the owner and operator of “Clarice’s Values” in Lorain for 28 years, where she Read More…

Patricia Lynn Hadaway


Mrs. Patricia Lynn Hadaway, 55, of Alpharetta, Georgia, formerly of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Patti was very dedicated to her family and to her job she held at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 33 years. She was a 1977 graduate of Midview High School in Grafton and a 1981 graduate of Kent State Read More…

Jason Matthew Young


Jason Matthew Young, 21, of Oberlin, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, December 15, 2014 at Metro General Hospital in Cleveland, following a heart attack sustained at home. He was a lifetime resident of Oberlin, born on November 18, 1993. Jason attended First Baptist Christian School in Elyria for four Read More…