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December 30th

Billy R. Loughry, 89

December 31, 2014

Billy R. Loughry, 89, of Rochester Mills, passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh.

Mr. Loughry was born July 21, 1925, in E. Mahoning Township, a son of the late George and Elmira (Wynkoop) Loughry.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Betty L. (Wissinger) Loughry of Rochester Mills.

He was the owner and operator of excavating and coal stripping companies. He was very involved in community service and loved deer and big game hunting and farming. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

December 29th

Fred Walker, 75

December 30, 2014

Fred Walker, 75, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Walker was born Sept. 21, 1939, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Howard and Mary Lucille (Smith) Walker.

In 2003, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carol Ann (Kensinger) Walker, to whom he devoted his life.

Ray W. Peace, 84

December 30, 2014

Ray W. Peace, 84, of Big Run, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at his home.

He was born on July 30, 1930, in McGees Mills, Pa., the son of the late August Albert and Martha Florence (Bouch) Peace.

Mr. Peace worked for Bowser Lumber Company as a debarking machine operator before his retirement. He was also a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean Conflict.

Ray was married to Josephine Dolores Penvose in October 1960. She preceded him in death on Jan. 6, 1999, after nearly 39 years of devoted marriage.

Paul D. “Barney” Barnett, 59

December 29, 2014

Paul D. “Barney” Barnett, 59, formerly of Punxsutawney and Duncannon, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in the Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa.

He was born in Punxsutawney on April 19, 1955, to the late Emerson and Marie (Sowers) Barnett.

Barney was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and retired as an EMT from the West Shore EMS. He was a life member and past chief of the Elk Run Fire Company in Punxsutawney for over 30 years. He was a member of the Port Matilda Fire Company, the Boalsburg Fire Company and the West Shore EMS.

December 28th

M. Duane Wells, 72

December 29, 2014

M. Duane Wells, 72, of Distant, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 27, 2014, at his residence.

Born on Jan. 4, 1942, in Distant, he was the son of the late Merle B. and Viola M. (Smith) Wells. He was married on Sept. 29, 1961, to Beverly J. (Truitt).

Lyle E. Wachob Sr., 86

December 29, 2014

Lyle E. Wachob Sr., 86, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at Mulberry Elder Care and Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

He was born Oct. 27, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Crist and Louise (Brewer) Wachob.

On April 17, 1949, he married Geraldine “Gerry” F. Martin, who survives.

He was a member of the First Church of God of Punxsutawney. He worked as a farmer and in excavation.

Lyle enjoyed horses, farming, hunting, his farm dogs and taking his daily ride around the farm on his four-wheeler.

December 26th

Eleanor E. McCullough, 83

December 26, 2014

Eleanor E. McCullough, 83, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Nov. 13, 1931, in Morann, Pa., Clearfield County, a daughter of the late Elizabeth (Holeva) and George Shedlock Sr.

Eleanor graduated in 1950 from Houtzdale Woodward High School, and in 1986 from Punxsutawney Beauty School. She was first married on July 28, 1956, to William G. Budihas, who preceded her in death in 1965. She then married John “Jack” McCullough on June 6, 1974. He also preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1998.

Donald A. Hopkins Jr., 53

December 26, 2014

Donald “Donny” Allen Hopkins Jr., 53, of Rossiter, Pa., formerly of Burnside, Pa., died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

The son of Donald A. and Helen L. (Armstrong) Hopkins Sr., he was born on Oct. 6, 1961, in Indiana, Pa.

Donny graduated from Purchase Line High School, as well as the DuBois School of Trades, where he earned a degree in masonry and contracting. He worked as a mason since 1981. For the majority of his career, Donny had been self-employed, working under the name of Donald Hopkins Masonry.

December 25th

Everett "Chip" Mack Hopkins, 69

December 26, 2014

Everett "Chip" Mack Hopkins, 69, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at home.

He was born on Feb. 8, 1945, in Buffalo, New York, the son of the late James Mack and Marjorie Lucille (Albaugh) Hopkins.

Mr. Hopkins was a U.S. Marine and served in Vietnam.

He married Judith Ann (Long) Hopkins in 1974. She preceded him in death in August 1999.

He was a self-employed construction professional and a member of Union No. 1088 for 32 years.

Regina Marie Cable, 75

December 26, 2014

Regina Marie Cable, 75, of Reynoldsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

She was born on Jan. 27, 1939, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Steve and Louise M. (Astorino) Yasolsky.

She married Harry “Pete” Edward Cable, a military veteran, on July 23, 1960. He survives her.

She was a devoted, caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was a magnificent homemaker who took great pride in her home.

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