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Ethel Virginia Doane

September 12, 1939 — November 27, 2019

 Ethel V. Griffin-Doane, 80, ended this life Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, with her daughter, Gaither, and her granddaughter, Autumn, by her side.

Ms. Doane was born in Accomac County, Va., a daughter to Elton Fletcher and Rachel Logan.

She retired in May 1991 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and took pride in being the first and only black female inspector. Ms. Doane loved traveling, with her favorite place being Florida. She leaves cherished memories to her daughter, Gaither Shockley; her sisters, Carolyn (Elroy) Jones, Josephine Cave and Linda Riley; her grandchildren, Keisa Shockley of Colorado Springs,Colo., Reginald Gilchrist, Lafay Walden, Autumn Walden (Tafari Holness) and Taylor Walden; four great-grandchildren, Laila Gilchrist, Korey Shockley, Ameila Walden and Teryn Jones, all of Youngstown; a host of nieces and nephews; and her favorite cousin, Althea Capes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a grandson, Corey Shockley.

A memorial service will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.

Visitation will be 11 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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Visitation

Saturday, December 7, 2019

11:00am - 11:30 pm (Eastern time)

F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home

Youngstown, OH

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Memorial Service

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home

Youngstown, OH

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