Month: February 2023

Kenneth A Broadie

Kenneth A. Broadie, 64 of Beaver, PA, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2023 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh after a brief illness. Born June 25, 1958, he was the beloved son of Beverly (Alston) Broadie and the late Auburn A. Broadie. He was a former employee of Valvoline Oil in Rochester, PA.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, and uncles Alfred Alston, Sr. and Harold Hubbard, Sr.

He is survived by his aunts Donna (Alston) Hubbard, Rochester, PA; Shawna Alston (Johnnie Smith), Rochester, PA; cousins Loreen Harris, Doreen Dickey, Pamela Piggee, Alfred Alston, Jr., Harold Hubbard, Jr., Michael Hubbard, Sr. (Angela Flowers), Michelle Hubbard, Shaunte’ Alston and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends.

The family will welcome visitors at Washington Funeral Home, 1411 – 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls on Friday, February 24th at 10 AM followed by a celebration of life at 12 PM conducted by Rev. Dwight Banks of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Beaver Falls.

Joann Cox

Joann Cox, 80. of Beaver Falls, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday February 4, 2023 at the Heritage Valley Hospital in Beaver, Pa. Born April 15, 1942 in Beaver Falls, Pa., she is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Lonzie Cox Jr.; her parents, Tony and Alberta Pugh; six brothers, Eugene, Harold, Alexander, Anthony, Gary and Ashbury; three sisters, Hazel Jackson, Laverne Miles, and Margaret Adams.

She was a devoted life-long member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Beaver Falls, where she served as a choir director and on the kitchen committee. She was a member of the Senior Choir, Gospel Descendants and Missionary Society.

She was a former employee of the Big Beaver Falls Area School District as an administrative assistant. She also worked at Westinghouse and Heritage Valley Hospital in the communications department.

She was a proud 1960 graduate of Beaver Falls Senior High School, where she participated in several activities including chorale’ and cheerleading. Her passion was shopping, but she did enjoy going out to eat, movies, plays and traveling. She just loved to have a good time.

Joann is survived by a daughter, Tyanne (Doug) Brown, Clinton, Md.; Clayton Timothy Cox, Beaver Falls and Martin Anthony Cox, Pittsburgh. Nine grandchildren, Timothy James “TJ” Montgomery, Dominique Brown, Tanisha Brown , Shayla Roach, Destiny Cox, Emmanuel Nwokorie, Daisha Cox, Johnathan Morlan, Christina Morlan, along with several great-grandchildren. Clayton and Tyanne are to be commended for their care-taking commitment to their mother. Joann is also survived by several in-laws including Pastor Raphael Cox, Canton, Ohio; Patricia Ann Henderson, Canton, Ohio; Ronnie (Terri) Cox, Center Twp., Timothy (Mary Patricia) Cox, Westminster, Md.; Clara Denise Cox, New Brighton; Howard Adams, Pittsburgh and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 17, 2023 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 630 3rd Ave., Beaver Falls, Pa. The funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church with her pastor, the Rev. Dwight Banks officiating. Services are entrusted to the WASHINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 1114 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

Margie Goosby

Margie Goosby, 79 passed away February 06, 2023 at Heritage Valley Beaver. She was born on April 10, 1943 to the late Paul Hicks and Ola May Rice.

Margie enjoyed spending time with her family, loved shopping, watching the Hallmark channel and playing card games. She was also a collector of many knickknacks. Margie may have been outspoken, but she was also very gentle and loved helping others. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents, sister Regina Goosby and brother Paul Hicks Jr.

Margie memories will be cherished by her loving husband Oliver Goosby. Brother: Larry Hicks and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Friends and family will be received on Tuesday, February 14th, 2023 from 10am – 12pm followed by a Homegoing Service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Regina Washington Supervisor.

Geneva Elizabeth Rayford Freeman-Crenshaw

Geneva Elizabeth Rayford-Freeman-Crenshaw, 84 affectionately known as “Liz” departed this life on January 31, 2023 at Community Skilled Nursing Center after a long and courageous battle with Cancer. Liz was born May 12, 1938 to the late Viola Freeman and Henry Crenshaw.

Liz attended Howland High School and continued to earn several certifications in different fields of education; she was a true lifetime learner. Her true calling in life was taking care of others, as she pursued a career as a nurse’s assistant, in both the public and private companies. She also enjoyed cooking, home decorating, sewing, music and lively get-togethers with her extensive family and friends.

Liz is preceded in death by her parents and sister Jean Crenshaw.

Memories of Liz will be cherished by her biological children; Felix O. Brown Jr., Mitchell A. Brown, Warren, OH, Trinisa (Clinton) Price, Solon, OH and Kelli (Richard) McGee, Lagrange, GA. 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandson. Sisters: Joyce Brown, Garland, TX and Lauretta Grisby of Warren, OH. Liz raised many other children like her own who she has continued to have a loving relationship with, including her Caregiver, Theresa Streeter, and a host of other relatives.

Service will be held at Triedstone Baptist Church, 143 Griswold Street. N.E. Warren, Ohio on Friday, February 3, 2023 from 5pm -7pm and Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 11am- 12pm followed by a Celebration of Life. Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Regina Washington Supervisor.

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