Obituaries

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Curtis Blevins, 47, of Newark passed away on August 31st, 2015. Born in Delaware, he was the son of Mrs. Callie Cole Blevins and the late William Blevins. 

He was predeceased by his brother Billy Blevins and his sister Patsy Blevins. 

He is survived by his wife and daughter; Deanna and Brianna Blevins of Parkesburg, his mother; Callie Cole Blevins of Delaware, two sisters; Lisa...

Sharon E. Highfield, 45, of Ephrata, died on Tuesday, August 25th near Gap as the result of a motorcycle accident. Born in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. Highfield, Sr. and Elizabeth Brennan Highfield.
Sharon was employed at the Blackhorse Tavern in Denver and she also tended bar at Dolly's in Ephrata. 

She will be remembered for her unconditional love she...

 Ella Elizabeth "Betty" Patton, 92, of Honey Brook, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the Tel-Hai Retirement Community. She was the widow of Ernest C. Patton who died in 1988. Born in Lyndell, PA, she was the daughter of the late Dudley G. and Beulah Barnes Draucker. 
Betty was an area resident all her life. She was an active member of the Coatesville Bible Fellowship where she...

Augustinea H. (Warmiak) McCarraher, 72, of Parkesburg, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015 at Chester County Hospital after a lengthy illness.  She was the widow of George L. McCarraher who passed away in 1992.   

Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Myra (Barkley) and Leon Warmiak.  A resident of Parkesburg for 43 years, she attended the Parkesburg Methodist Church...

Gage Michael Towber, 18, of Paradise, passed away Thursday, August 13th in Ronks.  Born in Lancaster, Gage is survived by his two parents Michael Lee Towber (husband of Lisa M. Towber) and Amber B. Besash (wife of Justin Trout).  Gage's parents wrote him these letters:  

For our loving son, we watched you grow over the years from a shy young boy into a mature young man.  Although the...

Margaret Patricia "Peggy" Filiault, 58, of Coatesville, PA, passed away suddenly at her home on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Born in Phila. PA. Peggy was raised in Glenolden and attended St. George's grade school and Prendergast High School in Drexel Hill, PA. 

Peggy was a registered nurse and had been employed down through the years at several local hospitals and nursing homes. Her...

Mary E. Lepore, 85, of Chatham, PA, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. She was the widow of Charles S. Lepore who died in 1990.Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Martha Pine Hess.
Mary was an area resident all her life and a member of Our Lady of Consolation Church.

She is survived by four sons; Charles S....

Mallisa Marie Holbert, 33, of Parkesburg, died at her home in Parkesburg on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 as the tragic result of a house fire. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of John Holbert, Sr. and the late Brenda Ann Luckart Garcia.

Mallisa was a graduate of the Avon Grove High School and a resident of Parkesburg for the last ten years. 

She is survived by five...

Susanna C. Clapsadle, 57, of Hustontown, PA, passed away at her home on Sunday, August 9, 2015. She was the wife of Mark Clapsadle. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of Jonathan P Jones of Honey Brook and the late Mary Catherine Baker Jones. 

Susanna was a 1976 graduate of the Twin Valley High School. 

She is survived, in addition to her husband and father, by four...

George H. Supplee, Sr., 78, of Romansville and Bradenton, FL, died August 11, 2015 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  

Born in West Chester, PA on February 19, 1937, he was the son of the late Virginia (Reeves) and George E. Supplee.  

He was predeceased by his first wife Joan Hart Supplee in 1993.  

Survived by his wife Barbara Weinman Supplee and children Kathleen...

Alfred H. Hicks, Sr. 72, of Parkesburg, passed away on Saturday, August 8th at Pocopson Home of West Chester.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Mildred (Dickinson) and John Hicks Sr.

An area resident his entire life, Alfred worked for 28 years at Lukens Steel.  He was a member of the former Elk Lodge of Coatesville and a former member of Enon Baptist Church of West Grove...

Donald I. "Tex" Pirches, Sr., 86, of Parkesburg, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at his home. He was the husband of the late Helen Hanna Pirches who died in 2009. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late George R. Pirches and Edna M. McCarraher Leed. 

Donald proudly served in the US Army from 1946 to 1949. He was first employed by the Downingtown Paper...

Laura E. Ludwig, 54, of Lititz, passed away on Tuesday, August 4th at Hershey Medical Center.  

Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Grace (March) and Martin McWilliams.  

Laura is survived by her three children: Martin W. Dean of Lititz, Allen L. Dean, husband of Brandy, of Ephrata, Crystal Marie Evans of Manheim; two grandchildren and siblings Connie Snyder of Lititz,...

Lillian Shirley Doratt, 83, of Pomeroy Heights, PA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 27, 2015. Shirley was the wife of the late Douglas C. Doratt. She was an active member of The John Birch Society before her husband's death and also an active member of the Central Baptist Church in Pomeroy where she served as the pianist for many years. Shirley was very passionate...