Obituaries Sept. 27

September 26, 2013

James William Ashbaugh

James William “Mike” Ashbaugh, 64, of Washington, died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Lois Arline Baynes

Enjoyed outdoor activities

Lois Arline Baynes, 75, of Washington, died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 25, 2013, in UPMC–Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born October 22, 1937, in Washington, a daughter of the late Omar L. and Louisa Stoner Barney.

Mrs. Baynes was a graduate of Washington High School and California Teachers’ College. She worked as a substitute teacher at public schools in Waterford, Mich. Later in her life, she was a longtime caregiver for her parents.

She was a member of Washington’s West End Neighborhood Watch and a part of the “House of the Month” contest in West End.

Mrs. Baynes enjoyed craft shows and festivals, the Renaissance Festival and outdoor activities, especially camping, boating and fishing.

Surviving are a son, Mark Steven Baynes (Mary Jo) of Linden, Mich.; a daughter, Linda Arlene Baynes (Jenny) of Cadillac, Mich.; a brother, Bill Barney (Gwen) of Robinson Township; a sister, Carol Ann Dixon (Bill) of Irwin; grandchildren Kelsey Baynes, Katie Baynes, Tyler Boolman and Katie Warnock (Chris); and a great-grandchild, Aiden Warnock.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 28, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, with the Rev. Kenneth Schott officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross, 225 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Additional information and a guest book are available at

George I. Burkett

Retired cook enjoyed gardening

George I. Burkett, 77, of Canonsburg, died unexpectedly Thursday, September 26, 2013, in his home.

He was born July 30, 1936, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Charles and Josephine Thomas Burkett.

Mr. Burkett was a member of Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church.

Prior to his retirement, he worked at Black Box Corp. as a cook and also cooked at Canonsburg General Hospital Snack Shop.

He enjoyed gardening and, especially, spending time with his granddaughter, Makenzie.

On January 8, 2000, he married Cheryl Finney, of Canonsburg, who survives.

Also surviving are a son and a daughter in Florida; two stepsons, James P. Hoffman of Newville and Matthew E. Hoffman of Delta; a stepdaughter, Mary Beth Hoffman of Canonsburg; a brother, Richard Ball of Carmichaels; a sister, Rachael Butt of Alabama; seven stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a sister, Dorothy Twardasky.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 30. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray.

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Joseph Kime

Loved by many

Joseph Kime, 76, of Richeyville, passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 25, 2013, in Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh.

He was born September 11, 1937, in Richeyville, a son of the late Anthony and Julia Ann Huzor Kime.

Mr. Kime was a lifelong member of St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Richeyville.

He was mentally challenged. He lived most of his adult life in group homes, but visited home often. He loved country rides in a Chevy truck, fishing at Ryerson Park, dollar bills, polka music and especially Elvis Presley.

Mr. Kime was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Surviving are three sisters, Dorothy Dipietrantonio (Mario), Kathleen Melba Kime and Laraine Michelle Staley (Calvin), all of Richeyville; two brothers, Robert “Bobby” Kime (Priscilla) and Steven Michael Kime, both of Richeyville; a sister-in-law, Kathleen F. Kime of Scenery Hill; and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are three sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Kruper, Delphine Frances Molnar and Virginia Grace Wrublesky, and a brother, Anthony Lewis “Sonny” Kime Jr.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, where prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, September 28, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, Richeyville, with the Rev. Edward Yuhas, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.

A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at

Helen Tokar Lockman

Member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church

Helen Tokar Lockman, 88, died Thursday, September 26, 2013, in Strabane Woods, South Strabane Township.

Deceased are her parents, Michael and Anna Tokar; husband of 48 years Alexander “Ted” Lockman; daughter-in-law Marsh (Brody) Lockman; brother Michael Tokar; sister Ann Scalzi; and niece Sally Scalzi.

Surviving are son Michael J. Lockman (Ginny); granddaughters Ashley Marsh (Matt) of Houston, Texas, and Brittany Lockman of Columbus, Ohio; and nephews John Scalzi, Bill Tokar and Dick Tokar.

She was a member of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Canonsburg for several decades.

Mrs. Lockman was employed as a factory worker at Brockway Glass in Washington.

She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Dale D. DeAngelo Funeral Home, 1290 Jefferson Avenue. Washington, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, September 28, with the Rev. Joseph Jugan officiating, followed by a Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Joseph Jugan, as celebrant in St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Canonsburg. Interment will be held at a later date in Washington. A Panachida service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church.

Sarah Annabelle Sams

Member of Fairhill Manor Christian Church

Sarah Annabelle Sams, 90, of Washington, died Monday, September 23, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.

She was born April 11, 1923, in Cairo, W.Va., a daughter of Harry and Willa Ross Cokeley.

Mrs. Sams worked as a telephone operator and supervisor for Bell Telephone.

She was a member of Fairhill Manor Christian Church.

On October 26, 1946, she married Paul Sams, who died August 13, 1978.

Surviving are a daughter, Carol (Royal) Miller of Wardensville, W.Va.; two brothers, Calvin (Margaret) Cokeley and Holland (Alice) Cokeley, both of Washington; and a grandson, Geoffrey Miller.

Deceased are a daughter, Paulette Legler, and a sister, Zoe Mae Tarr.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 28, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Inurnment will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Additional information and a guest book are available at

Sandra Carter Sumang

Retired nurse enjoyed animals

Sandra Carter Sumang, 68, of Waynesburg, formerly of Holbrook, died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013, in West Virginia University Hospitals Inc., Ruby Memorial, Morgantown, W.Va., after suffering a stroke in mid-September.

She was born December 23, 1944, in Fairmont, W.Va., a daughter of the late Delbert and Violet Miner Miller.

Mrs. Sumang had resided in the Holbrook area from 1973 until moving to the state of Washington in 1995, where she resided until returning to Greene County in 2012.

She was employed as an licensed practical nurse at the former Curry Home in Waynesburg, Humbert Lane Nursing Home and Rehabilitation and the Brownson House, both in Washington, and a nursing home in the state of Washington for a total of more than 20 years combined service, prior to retiring in 2012 because of ill health.

Mrs. Sumang enjoyed all animals, singing, listening to country music and time spent with her grandchildren.

On April 17, 1973, she married Donald Eugene Carter, who died February 17, 1995, and was last married to Timothy Edwin Sumang, who died in 2011.

Surviving are a daughter, Malissa “Missy,” wife of John Black II of Holbrook, and two grandchildren, Devin and Brayden Black.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville.

Private interment will be held in Braddock Cemetery, Graysville.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Humane Society of Greene County, 183 Jefferson Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences at



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