Carol Ann Ord

Carol Ann Ord, 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, September 21st 2021.

Carol was born on March 7th, 1952 in Rochester Pa. She is the daughter of the late James Curtis Gailey and Charlotte (Ruff) Gailey.

She grew up a farmer’s daughter and an avid horse rider she was taught at a very young age to be a hard worker. Carol was a 1970 graduate of Beaver High School. She had a long career in banking working at multiple banks and loved her customers. She retired this year in May from Citizens Bank.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 34 years Gary L. Ord, also her two brothers James P. Gailey and his wife Linda of Spring Hill FL, Gary L. Gailey and his wife Sharon of Ohioville.

Carol better known as “Nana ” lived to make her children and grandchildren happy. She enjoyed seeing her family’s faces light up on birthdays, holidays etc. She is survived by her children Tammy McAnlis and her husband the late Mark McAnlis of New Castle, Scott Fordyce and his wife Lee Ann of Center. Stepdaughter Jennifer Javens and her husband Rob of Beaver Falls. She is also survived by seven grandchildren Kayla McKnight and her husband Zachery of New Castle, Alexie Fordyce and her fiance Hunter Kursel of New Galilee, Zachary McAnlis and his wife Amy of New Castle, Michael Fordyce of Center, Adriana Fordyce of Center. Her two step grandchildren Maddox and Roman Javens. Two great grandchildren Zoey McKnight and the late Cooper McKnight.

A Private Family Celebration Of Life will be held.

Services entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Branden Xavier Thomas

Branden Xavier Thomas, 25 of New Brighton, Pa was called home to be with his Heavenly Father on the morning of September 18, 2021. Branden was born on November 27, 1995, to Jaleel and April Thomas-Ahmed.

He graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 2014. He was a hard worker and always stayed employed. He was funny and enjoyed making his family and friends laugh. He was adventurous and outgoing. He loved basketball, skateboarding, dirt bikes, fishing, and rapping to music. Although he enjoyed many sports his favorite was football, and the Indianapolis Colts was his favorite team!

Branden knew and LOVED the Lord and reading the Bible. He was baptized and attended church faithfully. He loved his family, enjoyed family functions, grilling on the grill, and celebrated Holidays with them. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Branden leaves to cherish his life his LOVING and devoted parents: Jaleel & April Thomas-Ahmed. Sister Alivia Thomas. Brothers: Jamison, Mekhi, Joshua and Zaven Thomas-Ahmed. Paternal grandparents: Muhmammad Ahmed (Karen Freeman) Ahmed. Maternal grandparents: Byrdell (Patricia) Thomas. Branden shared a special bond with Uncles: Marlin and Jermaine Thomas. Girlfriend Aniya Adamson and her mother Theresa Tyson. A host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Last but not least his dog Bristol.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Holy Spirit Fellowship Church.

Family and Friends will be received on Thursday, September, 23 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM followed by a Homegoing Celebration on Friday, September 24, at 11:00 AM; at Holy Spirit Fellowship Church, 1100 6th Street, New Brighton, PA. Pastor Joe Vreen Officiating. Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations. 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA

LaTonya Denise Frazier

LaTonya Denise Frazier, 53 returned to her heavenly home on September 4, 2021 after a valiant battle with a long illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.

LaTonya was born to the late Douglas Frazier and surviving Estelle Frazier. She graduated from Big Beaver Falls High School in 1986. She was a WPIAL Track Athlete and dedicated to her Tigers. She then graduated from Edinboro University in 1992 with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. LaTonya was a proud member of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority. She worked as a Social Worker for years and then her later years at PowerLink Settlement Services.

LaTonya was always that person who lit up the room when she walked in. Her smile shined bright like the stars, her laugh was contagious, and her eyes were full of joy and love.

LaTonya was a dedicated Mother to her pride and joy, Khalil. She proudly let everyone know at his football games and musical concerts that Khalil was her son. And she quickly corrected anyone who could not say his name correctly.

LaTonya was a member of the Light of Salvation Church in Beaver Falls. She also was a proud participant of the Relay for Life Cancer events and gave gracious support to others touched by cancer.

She is survived by her “SONshine”, Khalil, her mother Estelle, and brother Douglas, Jr. Many Aunts, Uncle and cousins. She leaves friends like family and a community that loved her dearly.

LaTonya will be cremated and a memorial service held at a later date.

Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010. Regina Washington Supervisor.

Rosalyn (Rocky Kay Jones) Goddard

Rosalyn (Rocky Kay Jones) Goddard 64 of Beaver Falls, PA affectionately known as “Granny” in Lexington, KY was called to rest with the Lord on Tuesday, August 31,2021 at Heritage Valley Hospital, Beaver, PA.

Born on November 14, 1956 to Marcia Brooks, and Charles Lott, Rocky Kay was also loved by her stepfather Willie Brooks. She was the fourth of seven children. She was raised on Mt Washington and also lived in Harmony Dwellings and Pleasant View.

Rocky Kay graduated from Beaver Falls Senior High School and attended Geneva College. She was blessed to be able to travel the world with the United States Army. She was a Head Cook (KP) in the Chow Hall. She enjoyed serving meals to the soldiers, but her favorite pastimes were was playing bingo, the lotto, and she was an amazing spades and dominoes player. She loved her family dearly. Her smile would light up a room. No matter where she was in the United States you would know where she was from …. She was a DIE-HARD Steelers fan.

In addition to her father, Rocky Kay was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Goddard, two brothers Gary & Bernard Jones and one sister Harriet (Butter Cup) Jones and three grandchildren Trevon Rancher, Michael Jones and Najee Turner.

Rocky Kay is survived by 4 children, three daughters: Charmeairria Harris and Charmaine Jones, Lexington, KY and Carla McHenry, Houston, TX,; and one son: Cameron Widget, Dallas TX; nine grandchildren: Kenneth (Emerald) Jones, Lexington KY, Delincia Jones, Houston, TX, Antanette Jones, Marietta, GA, Javontay Jones, Lexington, KY, Elijah Jones, Beaver Falls, PA, Victor Strong, Lexington, KY, Tavye, Rian, and Tre’Michael McHenry, Houston, TX; nine great grandchildren; her mother and stepfather: Marcia Brooks and Willie Brooks, Lexington, KY; three siblings from Lexington, KY: Marcille Jones, Shirley Hawkins, and Joseph (Judy) Jones. She leaves a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends she loved and adored.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. in the Second Baptist Church, 2322-10th Avenue, Beaver Falls, with Rev. Bernard E. Tench, Jr. officiating.

Funeral arrangement entrusted to WASHINGTON FUNERAL HOME & CREATIONS, LLC, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Live stream viewing will be available on Washington Funeral Home & Cremation’s Facebook Page.

Due to the public health concerns caused by COVID-19, all visitors are required to wear a mask and to practice safe distancing

Lula Victoria Smith

Lula Victoria Smith was born on April 6th 1934 to the late Willie and Sarah Nickols .

She worked in the medical field for over 30 years, she also workers for rhodes transit assisting with special needs children.

Addition to her parents she is proceeded in death by her husband Clarence Smith, (Smitty) a son Tyron Mathis Sr. , 3 brothers, Willie Nickols jr. , Henry Nickols & Charles Nickols, 2 sisters, Jeannette Nickols & Louise Nickols, a grandson Tyrone Mathis jr.(TJ) & a granddaughter Melissia Polite (Missy).

She leaves to cherish her memories a sister Mary Rogers of Detroit Mi. & a brother Jerome & Margaretta Nickols of Detroit Mi. A host of grand and great grandchildren, a special nephew Paul Nickols, and a special niece Lorraine Young.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from 2PM to 4PM followed by Homegoing service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremation, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA..
Due to the public health concerns caused by COVID-19, all visitors are required to wear a mask and to practice safe distancing

Wanda Brown

Wanda Brown, 67, of Beaver Falls went home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on August 26, 2021. Born on January 5, 1954, she was the daughter of William and Margaret Lipford.

Wanda went to Penn State Beaver where she received her Associate Degree in Business; and worked as a secretary for many years. She also, worked in the restaurant business as a manager. Wanda was a member of Holy Spirit of New Brighton, Pa. She truly enjoyed her family, but what she enjoyed most was her Grand and Great-Grandchildren. She was a wonderful person and would do anything for the ones she loved, everyone that knew her loved her, she will be truly missed.

In addition to her parents and husband Lewis H Brown she is preceded in death by Brothers Eddy & Patrick Lipford. Sister Lugene Lipford.

Wanda will be sadly missed by her children, Demetrius, Sylvia, Lee, Donna Ford and Kandy Brown. Grandchildren Daijah, Kayla, MiLiegh, Ryan, Sky, Rick, Rickelle, Molly, Tisha, Tyreck, Josh, Kamya, Daniyah,, Robert, Ramir, Erieus, Erieonna, Shemauri and Yazmire. Great-Grandchildren. 5 Sisters and 6 Brothers. A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 5PM to 7PM and September 1, 2021 at 12PM followed by a 1 PM Homegoing service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremation, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA.

Due to the public health concerns caused by COVID-19, all visitors are required to wear a mask and to practice safe distancing.

William J. La’Vette

William Joseph LaVette Sr.77, born in West Virginia passed away August 23, 2021 surrounded by loved ones. He was the son of James LaVette and Daisy Bailey-LaVette and was the loving husband to Jackie LaVette for 53 years.

William J. LaVette was drafted in the United States Army in 1965 where he served his Country and was honorably discharged. He was a well-known and respected bus driver for Beaver County Transit Authority where he retired after serving for 30 years and was recognized for his high level professionalism and quality service. William J. LaVette was a long-time member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and dedicated matriarch in his family. William will truly be missed by his family and all who knew him.

William. J. LaVette was processed in death by his parents James and Daisy LaVette, brothers James and Doug LaVette and one sister Donna Garrett.

William J. LaVette leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife Jackie LaVette; children Tammy Matthews, Jacqueline Alvarez, William j. LaVette jr. (Tiffany), and Nicole LaVette. Grand-children Kenneth Johnson, Bruce Carper, LaTisha Battles, Desiree’ LaVette, Deadra LaVette, Brittany LaVette, Lacey LaVette, D’Shae LaVette and Isaiah LaVette. Two brothers Wendall and Edward LaVette, sister-in-law Marsha LaVette and a special cousin Harold Jefferson (Ale). A Host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Service to be held on Friday, August 27, 2021from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm followed by a Homegoing Celebration on Saturday August 28 at 1:00pm. Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Pastor Dwight Banks officiating

Roger L. Slappy

Roger Lee Slappy, age 74 of East Liverpool, Ohio, formerly of Midland, PA, passed away surrounded by his family on August 21, 2021. Born to the late Lee Roy and Thelma Slappy on April 15, 1947. The family would like to thank Calcutta Healthcare and Akeso Hospice of Calcutta, Ohio, for the loving care and support they gave Roger and his family.

Roger worked at Crucible Steel Mill of Midland, for 16 years and he later retired from World Class Process, in Conway, PA, after 15 years. He loved race cars and sports cars of which he had quite a few. His hobby was racing, fixing, and selling cars. He loved hanging out with his friends in the lot and his garage.

He leaves to cherish his mourning his son Reese and grandson Deonte. Brothers, John Thomas (JT) Slappy; and James (Phyllis) Slappy of Midland, PA; and Donald Slappy of Rochester, PA; Sisters, Eva (Carl) Leak, Christine Slappy, and Carolyn Harris of Midland, PA; Rev. Mary Burton of Baden, PA, Paula (Nathaniel) Waldron, Monaca, PA. And a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Roger was preceded in death by his grandson, Armani Slappy and his siblings, Thelma Perkins; Lee Roy Slappy; Paul Slappy; John and Joe Slappy, Shirley Dorsett-Pogue, and Larry Slappy; and Becky Bell.

A Homegoing Service will be held in his honor on Friday, August 27, 2021, at The Father’s House, 310 Clay Street, Rochester, PA. Viewing will be from 9 am – 12 am with service at 12. Services entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Regina Washington, Funeral Director

Cedric Martin (Rick) Weckerly

Cedric Martin (Rick) Weckerly, 64 of Beaver Falls, Pa passed away on August 18, 2021 at Good Samaritan Hospice Heritage Valley Beaver, Pa. Cedric was born on June 3, 1957 to the late Earl M. and Alice E. (Crawford) Weckerly. Sr.

Rick was an avid Steelers Fan. He loved to play dice and Board games with his friend Fred Radics. He also, enjoyed spending time shooting the breeze with special neighborhood friend’s Sonny Childs, Donnie Monroe and Jack Altsman. Rick’s bigger than life personality will be missed by all who knew and LOVED him. Beloved late girlfriend Betteanne Goosby.

Rick is survived by his daughters, Amy (Timothy) Mackynen, Ricki Musto (Jeff Ketterer) and Jill Radics (Michael Long) all of Beaver Falls, Pa. Step children Ashley Herko and Aaron Brophy. A Host of Grandchildren, 3 Great-Grandchildren. Sister Sandra (Robert) McCann, Beaver Falls, Pa. Brothers, Donald R. (Sandra J.) Weckerly, Beaver Falls, Pa and William H. Weckerly, Ohio. A host of Nieces, Nephews and other relatives and friends.

Viewing on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 2 pm to 4pm followed by a Homegoing Service, at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, Pa.
After the service family and friends will host a block party in Rick’s honor at 318 16th Street, Beaver Falls Pa

Calvin Brown

Calvin Brown, 64 on Monday, August 2, 2021, God called his faithful warrior home.

Calvin was born July 11, 1957, in Forest Home, Alabama to the late Ozell Waters and Annette Brown Durant.

He graduated from Beaver Falls High School, where he played football, basketball and ran track. He also attended William Boyd Business School, and Computer Tech. Calvin was a hard worker, he worked at J & L Steel of Aliquippa, PA, The Pit Stop, in Moon Township, The Yellow Cab Company, Uber Driver and the Sheraton Hotel.
He enjoyed meeting new people and spending time with family and friends. He was very outgoing always greeting others with a big smile, helping hand, and open heart. He never complained no matter what was going on in his life. He always had a positive outlook that spread to everyone he met. He enjoyed watching all sports, and was just an avid sports fan and true athlete at heart.

Thanks to Hospice especially Theresa, and Arlene.
The Hillman Cancer Center of Beaver and all the friends from the Sheraton Hotel.

He was proceeded in death by his father Ozell Waters, and stepfather Jimmie Lee Durant, a brother, Willie Ed Durant, and uncle, Lee Brown.

He leaves to cherish his memory; Loving mother: Annette Brown Durant, sisters: Lora Hullum (Kenneth) of Belleville, Michigan, Janetta Durant Iqbal (Navid) Beaver Falls, PA, and Chasity Waters, of Georgiana, Alabama.
Brothers: Ozell (D’ Valincia) Waters Jr of Atlanta, Georgia. Dana (Bridget) Waters of Sampson, Alabama, and, Jimmie Lee Durant Jr (Alice). A host of nieces and nephews, best friends Eddie Taylor (Rochelle), Ali Creach, Larry Nelson, Eddie Williams, and all of the 26th Street crew.

Friends will be received on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 viewing at 12p.m. until the 1p.m. Homegoing service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA.

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