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    RUSSELL CARL LOUDON   Salem, Ohio

    RUSSELL CARL LOUDON of Salem, OH died November 22, 2020 at the age of 92. A graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, he served his apprenticeship at the Eckard Funeral Home in Akron before moving to Salem to purchase part ownership of Stark Memorial from Jack R. Harroff, along with partner James Giffin, who later retired. Loudon became sole owner of the firm in 1978 and continued to own and operate it as a licensed funeral...

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    GERALD "JERRY" B. JANSEN, JR   Niagara Falls, New York

    GERALD "JERRY" B. JANSEN JR of Niagara Falls, NY died November 20, 2020 at the age of 55. A New York State funeral director since 1994, he served his residency at Rutland Corwin Funeral Home in Newfane, where he was employed for several years. Jansen later served the Lockport community through Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home before joining the staff at M. J. Colucci & Son Niagara Funeral Home in 2008. He retired in 2020. He obtained his degree in...

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    JAMES EGAN "JIM" ABBOTT   Wabasha, Minnesota

    JAMES EGAN "JIM" ABBOTT of Wabasha, MN died November 19, 2020 at the age of 67. A funeral director, he worked for Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin, and Adams Funeral Home in Adam from 1978 until moving to Wabasha in 1989, when he purchased his father's business, Abbott Funeral Home and Abbott Furniture. Jim sold the businesses in 2018 and continued to work on a part-time basis with the new owner, Doug Penning, until June 2020. He graduated from...

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    JAMES "JIM" G. WIDDOES   Fortuna, California

    JAMES "JIM" G. WIDDOES of Fortuna, CA died November 9, 2020 at the age of 83. A 1961 graduate of the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, he has been active in the funeral business since 1958. Widdoes was co-owner and manager of Goble's For-tuna Mortuary since 1970. In 2004 he became partners with his son, Marc and son-in-law, Tom Howe until retirement and the sale of the mortuary in 2014.

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    AUBREY E FIFE   Junction, Texas

    AUBREY E FIFE of Junction, TX died November 8, 2020 at the age of 98. He served his apprenticeship in Lubbock before moving to Burnet, TX to begin his career as a funeral director. Fife operated Hodges Funeral Home in Junction for several years before purchasing it in 1961. He continued to own and operate Aubrey Fife Funerals for fifty years. Fife attended mortuary school in Houston, and served one term as president on the Texas State Board of...

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    JAMES STEPHEN BRENNAN   North Attleboro, Massachusetts

    JAMES STEPHEN BRENNAN of North Attleboro, MA died November 7, 2020 at the age of 84. He joined his father and uncle in the Jeweled Cross Company in North Attleboro, and later became president and sole operator until retirement.

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    RAYMOND G. PARKER, JR   West Frankfort, Illinois

    RAYMOND G. PARKER JR of West Frankfort, IL died November 7, 2020 at the age of 74. He purchased the Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort and operated it as Parker-Reedy Funeral Home until his retirement in 2007.

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    JOHN C. "SKEEPIE" SCARBOROUGH III   Durham, North Carolina

    JOHN C. "SKEEPIE" SCARBOROUGH III of Durham, NC died November 7, 2020 at the age of 83. A fourth-generation funeral director for over 60 years, he was CEO and president of the Scarborough & Hargett Celebration of Life Center, Inc. A graduate of the Eckels College of Mortuary Science, he was president of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association in 1982 and in 1968, he became the youngest individual ever elected as "Lay Member" by...

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    WILLIE LEE GRANGER   Muskogee, Texas

    WILLIE LEE GRANGER of Muskogee, TX died November 3, 2020 at the age of 74. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he operated Granger Funeral Home and Evening Spring Funeral Chapel until his retirement. Granger graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1978.

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    DAVID ANTHONY "TONY" KARSNIA   East Bethel, Minnesota

    DAVID ANTHONY "TONY" KARSNIA of East Bethel, MN died November 2, 2020 at the age of 49. He worked for United Coach and Johnson-Williams Funeral Car Service in Minneapolis for several years before becoming the business manager of Spielman Mortuary in St. Paul. In 2013, Tony earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in mortuary science from the University of Minnesota. Since then, he has been employed as a licensed mortician with Thurston...

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    KENNETH "KENNY" LEE WEAVER   Houston, Mississippi

    KENNETH "KENNY" LEE WEAVER of Houston, MS died October 27, 2020 at the age of 65. He worked at Houston Funeral Home since 2005 as a funeral director and licensed insurance agent.

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    DONALD VINCENT KUMIN   Delray Beach, Florida

    DONALD VINCENT KUMIN of Delray Beach, FL formerly of Cleveland, OH, died October 22, 2020 at the age of 91. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Mortuary Science, he was a funeral director for over 50 years and was the founder of Berkowitz-Kumin Memorial Chapel in Cleveland.

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    THEODORE JOHN WIGGER   Napa, California

    THEODORE JOHN WIGGER of Napa, CA died October 22, 2020 at the age of 70. He joined his family's firm, Treadway and Wigger Funeral Chapel as a licensed funeral director. His brother, Henry "Bud" Wigger Jr, also a licensed funeral director, died October 24, 2020.

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    CLIFFORD ANDREW "ANDY" CRANDALL II   Mauston, Wisconsin

    CLIFFORD ANDREW "ANDY" CRANDALL II of Mauston, WI died October 15, 2020 at the age of 72. A graduate of the Minneapolis School of Mortuary Science, he joined his family business as a third-generation funeral director and owner of Crandall Funeral Home, Inc. He worked with that business until health issues required his retirement.

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    HARRISON BRADLEY JOHNSON, JR   El Paso, Texas

    HARRISON BRADLEY JOHNSON JR of El Paso, TX died October 15, 2020 at the age of 65. He worked as a licensed funeral director, mortician and embalmer for over 40 years, having spent the last five years at Perches Funeral Home. Johnson graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.

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    DAVID CALLOWAY ROSS, JR   Montgomery, Alabama

    DAVID CALLOWAY ROSS JR of Montgomery, AL died October 14, 2020 at the age of 72. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he was president of the Ross-Clayton Funeral Home. A graduate of the Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science, he served two terms on the Alabama Board of Funeral Service and was a member of the National Funeral Di-rectors and Morticians Association, Alabama Funeral Directors and Morticians Association and the Epsilon nu...

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    CAROL JEAN CODY "BELOVED AC"   Lawton, Oklahoma

    CAROL JEAN CODY "BELOVED AC" of Lawton, OK died October 13, 2020 at the age of 52. A graduate of the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, she was a funeral director at Comanche Nation Funeral Home.

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    JAMES BELFORD "MOE" JOHNSON, JR   Shelbyville, Tennessee

    JAMES BELFORD "MOE" JOHNSON JR of Shelbyville, TN died October 12, 2020 at the age of 77. A licensed funeral director, he completed his apprentice at the Doak-Howell Funeral Home, where he continued to work long after his health declined.

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    BERNARD RODOLPH FIELDING, SR   Charleston, South Carolina

    BERNARD RODOLPH FIELDING SR of Charles-ton, SC died October 10, 2020 at the age of 88. A licensed funeral director, he worked alongside his wife, Conchita Lawson Fielding, as president of the Fielding Home for Funerals, which was established by his mother, Sadie Emma Gaillard Fielding and his grandmother Felicia Fielding Goodwin in 1914. A member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc and the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, he was awarded with the 2012...

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    LEWIS R TAYLOR   Amanda, Ohio

    LEWIS R. TAYLOR of Amanda, OH died October 10, 2020 at the age of 84. A retired funeral director, he served his apprenticeship with Cook & Son Funeral Home in Columbus. He and his wife, Eleanor purchased the VanCleve Funeral Home in Amanda in 1959 and renamed it Taylor Funeral Home. For many years, Taylor along with the help of his friends, ran an emergency service from the funeral home until 1974 when he was instrumental in forming the Amanda...

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