Emma Rebecca “Becky” (West) Bell

Emma Rebecca “Becky” (West) Bell, age 81 of New Brighton, PA, formerly of Midland, PA, passed away surrounded by her family on July 27, 2021. Born to the late Joseph and Louise West on August 28, 1939.
In 1963 God sent her a father and mother the late Lee Roy and Thelma Slappy and family who adopted her and her daughter whole heartedly with love.

Becky was a member of The Father’s House in Rochester, PA, and as member she served as the church Mother, Head Usher, Prayer Band Leader, and she was the church Welcoming Committee. Becky attended Lincoln High School of Midland, PA, and was a licensed Cosmetologist. She worked at Westinghouse for 20 years then later worked and retired from Friendship Ridge, New Brighton, PA, after 25 years as a Nurses Aide, she also had a certificate in Hospice Care.

She leaves to cherish her mourning her daughter, Pamela Bell Grant and her son-in-law Reverend Clarence whom she loved as a son, and an adopted son, Rev. Kevin (Rhonda) Grant; two grandsons, Clarence II (Amanda) Grant of Pittsburgh, PA, Darrin (Lauren) Grant of Dacula, GA; two Great-granddaughters Elliana and Emma Grant of Dacula, GA; Brothers, John Thomas (JT) Slappy; and James (Phyllis) Slappy of Midland, PA; Roger Slappy of East Liverpool, OH, 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. Her best friends, Judy Williams of Midland, PA and Karen Collier (partner in prayer) of Beaver Falls, PA. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and The Father’s House church family.

Becky was preceded in death by siblings, Marie West, Mary Harris, Martha Roberson, Thelma Perkins, Lee Roy Slappy, Paul Slappy, John and Joe Slappy, Shirley Dorsett-Pogue, and Larry Slappy.

A Homegoing Service will be held in her honor on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at The Father’s House, 310 Clay Street, Rochester, PA. Viewing will be from 9 am – 11 am with service at 11. Services entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, Regina Washington, Funeral Director.

Leonard Leroy Newman

Leonard Leroy Newman 85, of Beaver Falls, Pa went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday July 6, 2021 after a brief stay at Good Samaritan Hospice.

Born February 9th, 1936, in New Brighton, he was the son of the late Daniel and Nettie Newman. He was a graduate of New Brighton High School 1954 and a proud Army Veteran.

He is survived by his daughter Dionna Newman-White of New Brighton, Pa, son Tyrone (Theresa) Golding of Stockbridge, Ga, sister Nettie Newman of Benton Harbor. MI, grandsons Kevin (Lia) Wiley of Beaver Falls, PA, and Tyrone Zeigler of New Brighton, Ronald Golding Jr and Marcus Jackson of MD. grand-daughters Tabitha Wiggins (DJ) of Stockbridge, GA, Shannon (John) Young of New Castle, PA, and LaKresha Mitchum of Cincinnati, OH and a host of great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and friends.

He was preceded in death by wife LaVerne Newman, son Ronald Golding, daughter Pamela Golding-Wiley, grandsons Joseph Battle and Marcelus Bellinger, Brothers Jesse Newman, Floyd Newman, Thomas Newman, and JD Newman.

We would like to extend a special thank you to his neighbor and friend Harry “Spike” Moran.

Friends will be received on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 11:00 am followed by a 1:00 pm service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls PA. Minster Donna Nesmith

Stephanie Denise “Stevie” Collins

Stephanie Denise Collins “Stevie” age 62 went home to the Lord on June 30, 2021 Stevie was born on January 4, 1959, to the late Eli Collins, Jr, and Clara Collins. Stevie was a lifelong resident of Beaver Falls, Pa, and was known and loved by many.

Stevie enjoyed life, her family, and her friends. As a family member or friend, you could always count on her love and support no matter the situation or circumstance; she was genuine like that. She had an infectious laugh and a smile that could brighten the darkest day. She walked regularly while instinctively feeding the squirrels in her travels. To those who knew and loved Stevie know there was never a dull moment when she was around. To keep her in our hearts and memories we all have a “Stevie” story to tell.

Stevie is proceeded in death by her father, Eli Collins, Jr.

Stevie is survived by her children; Monique Clark, Billy Foster, and Brittany Foster – Hill. Mother; Clara Collins. Sisters: Sherry Hooten, Donna Collins, and Lori Hill-Kirby. Brothers: Frank Collins, Dwight Collins, and Larry Townsand. Grandchildren: Maurice Collins, Macyla Collins, Rodgie Allen, Rodginay Allen, and Roman Hill. Great Grandchild; Bryn Bell, and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, relatives, and friends.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the community for the outpouring of love and condolences.

There will be a private memorial service (immediate family only) at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 11:00 am 1411 6th Ave Beaver Falls, PA. Caleb Musselman officiating. The family respectfully requests privacy and understanding during this very difficult time.

Kenneth Stanley Morgan

Kenneth Stanley Morgan, age 48, known as “Kenny” or “Boobie” to friends and family, departed this life Monday, June 7, 2021, at the Allegheny General Hospital.
Born April 15, 1973, Kenny was the son of Kenneth S. Hollins and the late Sharon L. Cannon.

Kenny will be remembered for his gentle soul; he started his educated in Detroit, Michigan elementary Public Schools and he completed his high school education in Pittsburgh, PA.
Kenny was determined to beat the odds to show and demonstrate how to succeed despite roadblocks and temptations. Through self-discipline, continual high expectations, consistent and positive community resources he effectively became a successful entrepreneur. With new challenges comes fear, and yet the rewards of new beginnings. He was a fine example of all of this, showing courage, hard work, and setting high standards. He undoubtedly had the tools to the road of success, you felt it in his handshake, smile, and the love from his embrace. Kenny will be greatly missed by many in the community.

He was a devoted father, loving family member, and friend.

In addition to his mother he was proceeded in death by his maternal grandparents Mobry & Norisse Cannon; Maternal great grandparents George & Zayda Daniel.

He leaves behind to cherish his life, his companion Quiana Wallace, his father, Kenneth S. Hollins; his two children, Asant’e Cannon of Beaver Falls, PA & Kassiana Wallace of Beaver, PA; Sisters, Michelle Harbin of Charlotte, NC, Nechelle Hollins of Detroit, MI, Patricia (Darren) Brace of Detroit, MI. Brother; Roman Harbin of Dallas, TX. Uncle; Ralph (Jennifer) Cannon of Dallas, TX. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and life-long friends.

Viewing on Friday June 18, from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, June 19, 2021, 12-1:00 p.m. followed by a Homegoing service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremation. 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA, 15010. A stream live viewing will be available on Washington Funeral Home & Cremation’s Face book Page.
All those paying respects must wear a mask. – No exceptions

Ronald Bryant

Ronald Williams Bryant, age 63, affectionately known as “Rockin Ron” or “Brother Ron” to many loved to dance, to listen to his music, smile and live life to the fullest. His soul is at peace now. He departed this life on Monday, May 24, 2021 at Heritage Valley Beaver.

Ronald was a well-known, lifelong resident of Beaver Falls, PA.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, wife Joanne Polk Bryant, father Columbus Bryant, mother, Rosa Mae Bryant, sister, Jacqueline Joyce Bryant and brothers, Randall Bryant and Constance Bryant.

He leaves behind to cherish his life two children: Ronald “Ron J” Bryant Jr., and Ashley Mariee Bryant and 2 grandchildren. In addition, two sisters Ethelena Favors, Mamie Bryant-Jones (Edward) one brother Damon Bryant, as well as aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.

A special thank you to his friends Tracey and Greg Toney, Liberty Dialysis of Chippewa, and Concordia Visiting Nurses of Baden for their care and support. He lived the life he loved and he loved the life he lived.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm followed by a Homegoing service at Washington Funeral Home 1411 6th Avenue Beaver Falls.

Terrance Adrian (Terry) Cleckley Sr.

Terrance Adrian ( Terry) Cleckley Sr., 57 of Beaver Falls ( formerly of York, PA ) departed this life, Friday, May 21, 2021 at WellSpan Medical Center in York, PA. Terry passed away after a valiant battle after suffering the complications of two strokes. Born December 2, 1963 in Wilmington DE, he was the son of the late Rev. Leonard P. Cleckley Sr. and the late Janet E. ( Haskins ) Hurling.

Terry was employed by Keystone Cleaning Co. Beaver Falls, Graham Packing Company and D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Company both of York, PA. Terry had an intense love and gift with auto mechanics utilizing his skill to assist others. Terry was also profoundly passionate about cooking, grilling, fishing and jazz. Regarding sports, he loved the LA. Lakers and the Philadelphia Eagles. But most of all Terry deeply loved his host of family and friends that he was blessed to have. “Bolt” you will forever remain in our hearts.
Preceded in death by his parents and a infant son Terrance Adrian Cleckley in 1983.

Terry is survived by his wife Dana V. Cleckley, Children Taria, Terrance Jr., Adrian, Tania, Jenece, and Terri Ann. Nine grandchildren, Brianna, Brandon, Sean, Saniyah, Syaire, Terina, Stephen, Andrew and Edyn. Siblings, Donna, Leonard P. Jr., Vickie, Arthur, Richard, Mark, Wesley and Maleek. Also seven uncles and seven aunts. “Special” life long friends, Craig Pierce, Ronald Haswell, Thomas and Roxanne Fleet and the Goldinger family.
A memorial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Washington Funeral Home and Cremation 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

Chadd J. Wade

Chadd J. Wade, 39 of Beaver Falls went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Chadd was the only son of Donald and Shirley Wade of Beaver Falls.

“Wade” as he was affectionately known by his friends was a lifelong resident of Beaver Falls attending the Beaver Falls High School and graduated from Glenn Mills School in Philadelphia in the year of 2000. Chadd was raised as a child in the Tabernacle Baptist Church where he got his knowledge of the Lord from his Sunday School teachers.

Chadd was a loyal lover of family, friends and food! if there was a cookout – he was there and always wanted a variety and plenty of foods, he enjoyed watching the cooking channel and would share food ideas to us. He was an ultimate Dallas Cowboy fan and a hater of the Pittsburgh Steelers which kept a rival argument with us all on game day; you could even find him at Michael’s or Long Horn talking sports and trash. He always had to be right, have the last word, and do him! he truly lived his life on his terms.

He was preceded in death of his grandparents Nellie R. Cook, Cephus J. (Lillie Mae) Cook, Essie Mae Clark Wade, Henry (Ada) Wade and aunt Juanita McMillan.

To cherish his memories are his parents Donald and Shirley, his sister Demetria (Anthony) Morris, maternal aunts and uncles Dale Cook, Bowie Maryland, James (Sharon) Cook, Beaver Falls, Roger (Angela) Cook, Bridgewater, his loving aunt other mother – (aunt Cin) Cindy Cook, Beaver Falls; his paternal aunts and uncles Sandra (Bruce) Taylor, Beaver Falls, Cheryl (Jonathan) Artis, New Castle, Brenda (Aubrey) Epps, Beaver Falls, Dorothy (Jason) Wallace, New Jersey, Elder Deborah (Tommie) Shaw, Cleveland, OH; Kenneth H. Wade, Atlanta, GA; Henry J. Wade, and Tabitha (Lewis) Collier, Cleveland, Oh; a niece Aria Doss, nephew Deniro Simpson and a great-niece Mila Gathers, a host of other aunts, cousins, friends and his special homeboys – Devlin, Ascheley, Mike, Jake, Slim, Rich, Jamal, Curt, Romeo, Donnie and Adrian.
He will be missed by but never forgotten….

Viewing will be on Friday, May 7th from 4-8 and a 11 am service on Saturday, May 8th both at the Washington Funeral Home, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, with Rev. Dwight Banks delivering the eulogy.

Billie H. Gray

Billie H. Gray Jr, age 54, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Youngstown, OH. He was born on January 13, 1967 in Aliquippa, PA, to the late Bill Gray Sr. and Carol Lee McClain.

Billie was a hard worker and enjoyed helping others any chance he got. He also, enjoyed reading, watching his favorite football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, listening to country music and the rolling stones. Billie will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is proceeded in death by his parents Bill Gray Sr. and Carol Lee McClain. Brother: John Crawford.

Billie leaves to cherish his memories his longtime girlfriend Lisa Kidd; Daughter: Jenna Gray. Grandchildren: Channing Schutte and Aubrey Hess. Brothers: Mark Gray, Clinton Gray, Gary Crawford, Carl Crawford, and Adam Chambers. Sisters: Sandra Diamond and Sally Ricci. Host: of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 12pm-2pm followed by a 2pm service at the Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue Beaver Falls, PA. Directly after the service friends and family are welcome to gather at Mt Pleasant Presbyterian Church at 718 State Route 168 Darlington, PA, for meal of celebration.

Elouise Scott Beauford

Elouise Scott Beauford entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 1:40pm in her home. Elouise Scott Beauford was born to the late John and Lula Walker Scott on August 23, 1923 in Sylvania, Screven County, Georgia.

Elouise was a graduate of the Screven High School. She became a member of the Leeks Chapel A.M.E Church in Screven County at an early age. On January 3, 1946, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Harvey Beauford who preceded her in death in 1984. After moving to Beaver Falls, in 1948, Elouise joined the Second Baptist Church family of Rochester, PA where she was a faithfully member serving on the Usher Board and the Kitchen committee. In 1992, she retired from Strayer Coin Bag Company where she worked for many years as a sewing machine operator.

In addition to her Husband and Parents, she is preceded in death by Sisters: Carrie Bell Sapp, Adelle Bryant, Naomi Scantling, Margaret Warnock and Mary McCorkle. Brothers: Willie Scott and Henry Scott.

Elouise leaves to cherish her memories, Daughter: Edith Charlene (Lawrence Edward) Blackwell, Rochester, PA. Grandchildren: Eric Michael Beauford, Edward Jerome Blackwell and Tiffany Brianne Blackwell, all of Rochester, PA. Great-Granddaughters: Mya Michelle Beauford, New Brighton, PA and Maliya Jade Kamzelski, Baden, PA. Brother-in-law, Elder Clinton Beauford, Pittsburgh, PA. Sister-in-law, Dorothy Cameron, Aliquippa, PA. Host of very special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including her oldest and dearest friend, Sadie Carter, Atlanta, GA and Judith Ryan, Beaver Falls, PA. The Family would also, like to give special thanks to Gallager Hospice for all the loving care given to their mother in such a difficult time.

Service to be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm followed by a Homegoing Celebration at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Pastor Brian Crawl, Second Baptist Rochester & Bobby Wilson Light of Salvation Church PA officiating.

Rosemary Snedeker

Rosemary Snedeker, 75 of Darlington died unexpectedly February 13, 2021 at AGH in Pittsburgh surrounded by her family she was born on December 24, 1945 to the late Joseph and Helen Tabay.

She was preceded in death by her husband James E. Snedeker, JR and a brother Edmond Tabay.

She is survived by daughters Jeannette Powell of Inverness, FL and Kim Snedeker of Beaver Falls; son James E. (Duce)Snedeker, III of Darlington; grandchildren Donny, James, John, Katrina, Kris, Alexia, JC, Krystelle and Taylor; great grandchildren Dakyah, Wyatt, Koberly, Cecile and Kaeleidh; and a dear friend Eydie Swingle.

Due to the Covid 19 there will be no service. Rosemary will be laid to rest in the Grandview Cemetery Big Beaver, Pa. and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Scroll to Top