Month: May 2023

Terry ” Jug” Hubbard

On May 16, 2023 our beloved Terry “Jug” Hubbard transitioned to be with the Lord. Terry was born on November 21, 1954 in Rochester, Pa. to Dr. Richard R. Hubbard Sr. and Christine Taylor Hubbard.

Terry attended Rochester Area High School where he graduated in 1972. He then attended Bishop College in Marshall, Texas. Terry also attended Geneva College where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree. He was a proud member of the men’s basketball teams at both colleges.

Later, Terry was employed by Babcock and Wilcox. Following this he was employed by Brighton Youth Center, Lutheran Youth and Family Center and US Airways. He also worked in security for several agencies.

Terry leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of forty-one years, Annette Townsell Hubbard, son, Terry Hubbard Jr. (Christie); daughter, Tiffany Hubbard Slappy (Rodney); grandchildren, Trinity Hubbard, Rodney Slappy III, Elijah Slappy, and Sarai Slappy; brother, Richard Hubbard Jr. (Barbara); sister, Kimberly Hubbard; brother-in-laws, Robert Townsell and Chris Townsell (Di’Anna); nephews, Richard Hubbard III (Shirley), Spencer Hauser, James Stewart and Chris Townsell Jr.; nieces, Kellyn Hubbard and Alacia Reeves; and a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at Washington Funeral Home and Cremation located at 1411 Sixth Avenue, Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023 at the Second Baptist Church located at Clay and Irvin Avenue, Rochester, Pa. 15074. Viewing at 10:00 am with service to follow at 12 noon.

Shirley Lorraine Taylor Shaw

Shirley Lorraine Taylor Shaw, 75, of New Castle, PA departed this life after extended health issues on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, PA.

Born on September 11, 1947, Shirley was the baby of 18 children to the late Aubrey and Maggie Phenola Carter Taylor and was a New Castle Senior High graduate.

Later in life, Shirley moved to Swissvale PA and eventually married the late Walter Shaw. Their house was on a popular bus route and was well known for her holiday decorations. For as long as her health allowed, Shirley went “all out” for EVERY major holiday including Valentine’s Day, St. Patty’s Day and the Fourth of July. She had numerous yard ornaments, signs and a slew of lights for each one. People had frequently told her they had come from different parts of Pittsburgh just to see her displays. She also enjoyed plants and crafts.

Shirley was very family oriented and if you were hospitalized in Pittsburgh you could depend on Shirley to come visit you, no matter how many buses she had to take. She supported the smallest accomplishments of her friends, their children and grandchildren, her siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband and parents, Shirley was preceded in death by seven sisters, Inez Yellock, Maggi Taylor, Naomi “Omie” Brown, Joan Taylor, Phyllis Taylor, Eleanor Richardson, and Margaret “Marnee” Johnson. Five brothers Aubrey Jr, Robert “Bud”, Harold “Sheebie”, Raymond “Ribby” and Phillip Taylor, stepdaughter Linda Shaw and longtime best friend Jeannie Bethune.

She will be sadly missed by her brother Donald “Bobo” Taylor; stepchildren, Walter Shaw of Pittsburgh & Stephen (Vicky) Shaw of Akron, Ohio, eight godchildren, her namesake Shirley Cuffie, Floyd Jackson, Marlene Bailey, Lloyd Johnson, Spencer, Isabella and Austen Lane and Robby Bethune. special niece, Jada Taylor, special nephew Freddie Lane, longtime close friends Tracy and Leslie Jean Bethune. four sisters Evelyn “Ellie” (Paul) Ward, Jean (Leroy) Shepherd both of New Castle, Thelma “Butchie” Franklin of Roanoke, VA and Juanita “NeeNee” (Bill) Malone of Jacksonville, FL.

A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday May 17th at 12pm; at St Luke A.M.E Zion Church 603 Harbor St. New Castle, PA 16101. Services entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls. PA; Regina Washington Supervisor

Linda Michelle Slade

Linda Michelle Slade, 32, passed away unexpectedly on April 26, 2023, in Beaver Falls PA. Linda was born December 20, 1990, in Newport News, VA; to Sharman and John Miles.

Linda had a heart full of life and love and poured it into many people’s lives. She gave without expectation, loved without judgement, and easily forgave because of her carefree spirit. She loved to dance, and travel. She was just so spontaneous all of her life. She worked hard, she was independent, strong, and thoughtful, wise in many ways for her young years in life. However, when she would get sick, she always called on her Momma. Linda never had any children and loved and adored her nieces and nephews like they were her own. She loved her friends like they were her family. Above all else, Linda knew the importance of giving her life to Christ, which she will rest in his arms until (one day) we see each other again.

Linda is preceded in death by her Grandmother Shirley Slade and Great- Grandmother Frances Mae Mason. Also, sister Helen Davis.

Linda leaves to cherish her memories: parents: Sharman and John Miles; siblings: Jamian, Tyrone, Terence, and Frances Slade, Sanchos Davis; god-sister: Kymishia Clark; cousins: Caprice, Jamard, and Devon Slade; aunt: Darlene Slade. Twenty-five (25) nieces and nephews.

“I assure you that Whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and won’t come under judgment but has passed from death into life”. John 5:24

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 10am until 11am followed by a service at Second Baptist Church 2322 10th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremation 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Regina Washington, Supervisor.

Debra Ann Cleckley

Debra Ann Cleckley, 37, formally from Beaver Falls, PA, passed away unexpectedly on March 20, 2023, in Lexington, KY. Debra was born on July 23, 1985, to Martin Cleckley Sr. and Diane Kaye Moon.
Debra was full of life and loved by everyone. She was a loving mother, and her world was her children. She adored her family and friends and had a “big love” for them. She also had a special bond with her niece Ta’Naya.

She had many nicknames, aka “Mom D Cleck, Plump, Rice Cakes, Sista Gal, Tee Tee, Princess, Debbie Cakes, and Cakes.” She was a “ D’Squad girl (Dequaya, Daylen, and Dayla) friends forever.”
Debra enjoyed music, dancing, cooking, and shopping. One of her favorite sweets was gummy lifesavers. She always looked forward to returning to her hometown of Beaver Falls and visiting her family and friends. She was also a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and, of course, a Beaver Falls Tigers fan.

Words cannot express how much Debra was loved and will be missed. But remembering her for who she was, full of life and joy and forever free. We know that she would be happy leaving her beloved children with her sister Angela, and we can hear her say, “Angela, you got this Sis”.

She is survived by her Children: DeQuaya Rose Tucker, Daylen Kaye Devon Tucker, Dayla May Tucker. Parents: Martin Cleckley Sr. and Diane Kaye Moon. Siblings: Deandre Lamont Moon Sr.; Martin Cleckley Jr.; Angela Cleckley, Chauncey Cleckley, Taman, and Michael North. Special loved ones: Melvin Lortman, Kevin Haskins, Ashley Young, Peggy Evans, Maggie Hopple, Sarah Wade, Stephanie Shead, Jasmine Rea. It takes a “Village” her family in Lexington, KY: Tonya Carter, Elizabeth Rudd, Vickie Mundy, and Family

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 12 pm until 2 pm, followed by a Homegoing Service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremation, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA

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