Month: January 2020

Willie Albert Springs

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Willie Albert Springs. Willie Albert Springs, 85 of New Brighton, PA, by way of Chattanooga Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 20, 2020, at Providence Nursing Care Center. Willie was born July 14, 1934, in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Walter Springs Jr. and Rosa Bell Patton. He was raised by his grandmother Ever Boyd.

Willie worked for B&W Steel for 30 years as a Crane Operator. Once retired he worked as a Day Porter for Brighton Manor and the YMCA in New Brighton. He was member Beaver Falls Elks Lodge # 348 and served as the softball manager in 70s.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Henrietta (Freeman) Springs and daughter Avis Ever Curenton.

Surviving are his loving sons Lamont (Renita) Johnson, Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Rory (Angie) Springs, Goldsboro, North Carolina; son-in-law James (Skeet) Curenton; proud grandfather to LeMonta (Shayla) Johnson, North Carolina; Nicole (James) Burton, Rochester, PA; Justin (Somia) Curenton; Beaver Falls, PA; Rory Springs Jr., Baltimore, MD and Anicia Springs, Goldsboro, North Carolina and proud great-grandpa to Leandra Robinson, Nicolas and Trevane Bryant, Devyn Johnson, Kimora Johnson, Loay Curenton, Melodi Simpson, Jordynn Springs, Remington and Harper Burton and Liam Brown. God-daughters: Robin Goosby; Beaver Falls, PA and Erika Thomas; Beaver Falls, PA. Special Friends: Alexander Boyton Chattanooga, TN., and Henry (Hank) Jackson Beaver Falls, PA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of Providence Nursing Care Center, Beaver Falls, PA.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 3:00 pm until the time of the funeral service at 4 pm, Rev. Bobby V. Wilson will officiate; services will be held at the Washington Funeral Home & Cremation LLC, 1415 6th Avenue Beaver Falls, PA, 15010.

Charles M. Dawson Jr.

Charles M. Dawson Jr. 91, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, January 10, 2020 (in his home) surrounded by family. On September 20, 1928 God blessed the late Charles and Mary Dawson with an Angel.

Charles lived in Beaver Falls, Pa for 83 years, retiring in 1991from Armstrong World Industries after 42 years of service. Charles loved to dress and earned the title “THE BEST DRESSED MAN IN BEAVER COUNTY” ~ he put the S.W.A.G. in swag. Charles was a 1947 graduate of Beaver Falls Senior High School and was known by his class mates as “WILD ROOT CHARLEY”.

He had a passion for bowling and played with the 1st all black bowling team, “The Tru-Shots” and traveled for tournaments through-out the United States. In addition to bowling, he also enjoyed playing softball, pool and horseshoe’s. He was a generous man putting others needs above his own. Charles was a role model father with a great sense of humor. He was affectionately known as Jr, Uncle Jr, Chuck and Grandpap. In 2011 he moved to Texas with his daughter Traci and son-in-law Thomas Allen Sr. Our father, Charles will be truly missed by all whom knew him.

Charles Jr. was greeted in Heaven by his father Charles Dawson Sr., Mother: Mary F. Dawson, Son: Charles Dawson III, Brothers: James, John, Thomas, Wilbur, Harold and Floyd Alexander. Sisters: Margarete Alexander, Mandy Lindsay, Dorothy Creach, Ruth Harris, Elizabeth Redden, Catherine Alexander, Josephine Wallace, Grandsons: Cory Jerrell Brooks, Thomas Allen Jr. and Anthony Mason.

He leaves to cherish his memory of 72 years, his wife Jean Dawson, Daughters: Sherry (Annie) Brooks and Traci (Thomas Sr.) Allen. Grandchildren: Crystle (Darnell) Flowers, Robyn Chatman, Corey Joe Brooks, Tnisha Chatman, Autumne Dawson, Lakisha Allen, and Laresa Williams. 13 Great Grandchildren and 12 Great-Great grandchildren. A host of nieces, nephews, other relative and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 11:00 am until the time of the service at 12 pm., Rev. Bobby V. Wilson will officiate; services will be held at the Washington Funeral Home & Cremation LLC, 1415 6th Avenue Beaver Falls, PA, 15010.

Edward Williams

Edward Williams 90 went into the resting arms of God January 2, 2020. Edward was born July 19, 1929 to the late Essex and Mary (Milton) Williams.

Edward was a lifetime resident in Beaver Falls. He was a Deacon at Second Baptist Church for many years and an Elder of Lifeway Christian Fellowship, both in Beaver Falls, PA. He was an electrician at Babcock & Wilcox’s, a Veteran of Korean War, and one of the co-founders of T.R.A.I.L.S Ministries along side of his son, Rev. Edward E.Williams. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was a dedicated Christian for our Lord and would spread the word to all he touched. He will be greatly missed and remembered for his kindness, love and gentle spirit.

Edward is proceeded in death by his wife Josephine Williams, mother Mary Milton Williams, father Essex Williams, sister Mary Lee Williams-Stinson, nephews Edward Powell, Darryl Cobb, and Michael Gist, sister and brother-in-laws Charles and Sarah Gilbert, father and mother-in law Harry and Ruth Pipkin, brother-in-laws Harry Pipkin, Hal Pipkin, and Billie Gist cousins Leonard, Clarence, Charles James, Joe and Albert Williams.

Edward is survived by his daughter Dianna Williams of Beaver Falls, son Edward Eugene and daughter-in-law Valarie Williams of Thomasville, NC grand and great grand daughter Carmen and Gia Williams, eldest grandson Marcess Edward Williams, grandsons Edward Eugene. Jr and Evan Derrell Williams, cousin Earl & Vickie Williams, sister-in-law’s Gloria Jackson, Anna Mae Brown, Lucille Gist, brother-in-laws Robert Pipkin, Charles Pipkin, Henry Jackson, and nieces and nephews Antoinette (Desmond) Wiley Robert(Bunny) Stinson close friends Earl Tucker, Will Vason, The Cousar Family, and a host of family and friends.

Arrangements will be conducted by Washington Funeral Home 1411 6th Avenue Beaver Falls, PA , Regina Washington, Supervisor. Visitation will be from 5-7pm on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 and Thursday January 9, 2020 from 10-11 am followed by the Home-going service at 11am with the Reverend E. Eugene Williams, Sr.

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