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GLEN C. BITTINGER
PIEDMONT, W.Va. - Glen C. Bittinger, 60, of 38 E. Fairview St., Piedmont, died Saturday, March 1, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md.
Born Aug. 7, 1936, in Bloomington, Md., he was the son of Helen (O'Brien) Bittinger, Oakland, Md., and the late Edward Bittinger. He also was preceded in death by one daughter, JoAnn Logan Hanlin.

Mr. Bittinger was a retired construction worker from Local 616 having worked at Carl Belt Inc. He was Methodist by faith and was an avid gardener.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Wilma (Mayhew) Bittinger; two daughters, Gloria Harman, Frostburg, Md.; Janet Bray, Kitzmiller, Md.; one stepson, Vernon Cornett, Cumberland, Ky.; two brothers, Richard Bittinger and wife, Vonda, Bloomington; James K. Bittinger and wife, Elizabeth, Oakland; one sister, Ethel McKenzie, Keyser; four grandchildren, Joanna Amoroso, Piedmont; Jason Amoroso, Piedmont; Brittany Harman, Frostburg; J.R. Bray, Kitzmiller, Md.; two step grandchildren, Christopher Cornett and Christine Cornett, Cumberland, Ky.; one great-grandson, Alec Jason Amoroso and three step great-grandchildren, Christopher, Heather and Jessica.

Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, Md., on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. William Kady officiating. Interment will be in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.

Pallbearers will be Carroll Poland, John Amoroso, Jason Amoroso, J.R. Bray, Norman Mayhew and James Bittinger.
 

JOHN C. BITTINGER 
WALDORF - John Clayton Bittinger, 36, of 14865 Poplar Hill Road, Waldorf, died Tuesday, April 29, 1997, at Greenbelt in an automobile accident.
Born Dec. 2, 1961, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Joseph Cylvon Bittinger, Waldorf, and Sarah Joan (Gardner) Bittinger, Front Royal, Va.

Surviving in addition to his parents are brothers, Dennis Cylvon Bittinger, Clarksville, Tenn., Joseph Rick Bittinger, Laurel, and Gene Audie Bittinger, Harwood; and 10 nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, Lonaconing, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be at the funeral home on Friday, May 2, 1997, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Donald Webb officiating.

Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Moscow Mills.

EMMA R. BITTNER 
HYNDMAN, Pa. - Emma Ronelda Bittner, 75, of Kennells Mills Road, RD 1, Hyndman, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md. Born March 16, 1921, in Southampton Township, Somerset County, she was a daughter of the late Roy E. and Naomi B. (Emerick) Kennell. She also was preceded in death by two sisters, Idella Lucero and Madeline Dom. Mrs. Bittner was a member of the Central Christian Church, Hyndman. Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Merle T. Bittner; three brothers, Stanley W. Kennell, Glen Burnie, Md., John W. Kennell and Gerald M. Kennell, both of RD 1, Hyndman; and five sisters, Marybelle E. White, A. Ruth Imler, Alzene L. Sweitzer, Marion E. Romesburg, and Frances F. Troutman, all of RD 1, Hyndman. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. with Galen Beitzel, evangelist, officiating. Interment will be in Comps Cemetery. 

ROBERT A. BITTNER 
MEYERSDALE, Pa. - Robert A. Bittner, 64, of Meyersdale, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at the Meyersdale Medical Center.
Born March 26, 1933, in Corriganville, Md., he was the son of the late Cyrus P. and Lela M. (Caton) Bittner.

Mr. Bittner was a member of the SS. Philip and James Catholic Church, Meyersdale, the 4th degree Knights of Columbus Council 9297, Meyersdale, and the BPOE Lodge 1951.

Surviving are his wife Janet R. (Ruffo) Bittner; two sons, Richard A. Bittner and Paul E. Bittner and wife Floredeliza (Fulgencio), all of Meyersdale; one granddaughter, Paula; one brother, William P. Bittner, Frostburg, Md.; and one sister, Mary Jane Merrbach, Meyersdale.

Christian Wake service will be conducted at the William Rowe Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, on Thursday at 2:15 p.m. and Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the SS. Philip and James Catholic Church on Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the Msgr. Timothy J. Swope officiating.

Interment will be in the Greenville Union Cemetery.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the SS. Philip and James Catholic Church, Meyersdale.

MADELINE JEAN BLACKBURN 
KEYSER, W.Va. - Madeline Jean Blackburn, 75, of Ocean Springs, Miss., formerly of Carskadon Lane, Keyser, W.Va., died Saturday, May 17, 1997, at Ocean Springs.
Born July 6, 1921, in Westernport, she was the daughter of the late Rex Isaac and Katherine (Moran) Frankland. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Blackburn, 1990; and a daughter, Katie Blackburn.

Mrs. Blackburn was a homemaker. She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Keyser.

Surviving are one son, Raymond Blackburn, Ocean Springs, Miss.; one sister, Jean Truly, Frostburg; and two grandsons, Raymond Lee Blackburn II, and Jeffrey Steven Blackburn.

Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Graveside services will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Judson Pealer officiating.

HAROLD A. BLAND 
OAKLAND - Harold A. Bland, 68, of Oakland, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, at St. Clair Hospital, Mount Lebanon, Pa.
Born May 15, 1928, in Akron, Ohio, he was a son of the late Frederick A. Bland and Viola (Glotfelty) Bland.

Mr. Bland was retired from the Garrett County Roads Department with 20 years of service, but continued to work as a truck driver for Wagner Trucking and as a bus driver for DeWitt Charter Service. He was a charter member of the Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department with more than 40 years of service, and attended the New Life Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Dana (Meyers) Bland; one son, Larry Bland, Yulee, Fla.; and one daughter, Debbie Baker, Oakland; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Friends may call at the Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the New Life Christian Church on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Harold Harman officiating.

Interment will be in the Thayerville Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

DENNIS A. BLANK JR.
CORRIGANVILLE - Dennis A. "Andy" Blank Jr., 26, of Corriganville, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
Born July 30, 1971, in Cumberland, he was a son of Dennis A. and Donna F. (Hite) Blank with whom he resided.

In addition to his parents, also surviving are a sister, Lorrie A. Blank, Cumberland; a brother, Jason M. Blank, at home; paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Edgar "Andy" and Dorothy P. Blank, Mount Savage; and maternal grandmother, Frances C. Hite, Corriganville.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Helen Blank; and his maternal grandfather, Donald Hite.

Andy was employed as an assistant manager at Naylor's True Value Hardware on Industrial Boulevard, Cumberland. He was a 1989 graduate of Mount Savage High School and had earned an AA degree from Allegany College.

Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

A memorial service will be conducted at the Central Assembly of God, Bedford Road, Cumberland, on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. J. Gary Butler officiating.

The cremains will be entombed at a later date in Restlawn Memorial Park.

His friends, John Mantheiy, Keith Mantheiy, Brian Hirsch, Brian Bolt, and Jason Thompson, will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the charity of choice in memory of Andy Blank.

GLEN T. BLAUCH
BERLIN, Pa. - Glen Thomas Blauch, 76, of Garrett Shortcut, Berlin, died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at the Somerset Hospital.
Born Dec. 2, 1921, in Ridgeley, W.Va., he was the son of the late Earl Ray and Nellie Leola (Ward) Blauch. He also was preceded in death by his stepmother, Alma Leona Mason-Blauch; his wife, the former Nettie Susan Mersing, whom he married on Aug. 31, 1946; and two brothers, Carl Ward Blauch and Paul Ray Blauch.

Surviving are children, Glen Thomas Blauch Jr., Bethesda, Md., Paul Ray Blauch, Sydney, Australia, and David Alan Blauch, Bowie, Md., seven grandchildren, Ryan Thomas, Christina Lee, Jason Edward, Jeremy Paul, Justin Thomas, Eric Thomas and Robert Allan Blauch; two nieces raised by Glen, Mrs. James (Ann Johnson) Ashby, Oakland, Md., and Mrs. Ernest (Jeanie Johnson) Hoffman, Somerset; five great nieces and nephews, Diane and Jeff Ashby, Mrs. Paul (Susan) Smith, Brad and Eric Hoffman.

Mr. Blauch also was the brother of Ralph L. Blauch, Harrisonburg, Va., Mrs. Arthur (Gladys) Garges, Doylestown, Mrs. Emerson (Mildred) Miller, Perkasie, James W. Blauch, Harrisonburg, Mrs. Arthur (Irene) Moreland and Dale E. Blauch, both of Keyser, W.Va.

Mr. Blauch was a member of the Somerset Alliance Church, and Shopman's Local 527. He was employed by Uptegraff Transformer Co. for 24 years.

Friends will be received at the Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home, Somerset, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the Somerset Alliance Church, Somerset, on Thursday, Jan. 1, 1997, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Walter L. Frankenberry officiating. There will be viewing at the church from 9 a.m. to the time of the service.

Interment will be in Somerset County Memorial Park.

Contributions may be made to the Somerset "In Touch" Hospice, 651 S. Center Ave., Somerset, PA 15501.

NETTIE S. BLAUCH 
BERLIN, Pa. - Nettie Susan Blauch, 72, of Garrett Shortcut, Berlin, died Saturday, March 1, 1997, at her residence.
Born March 21, 1924, in Crellin, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles Emil Mersing and Clara Bell (White) Mersing. She also was preceded in death by four brothers, Leonard, Elmer, Clyde and James Mersing; and three sisters, Ruth Mersing, Nora Mae Bowser, and Miami E. Johnson.

Mrs. Blauch was a 1942 graduate of Oakland High School. She was a member of Somerset Alliance Church, and former bookkeeper for Somerset Christian Bookstore and the Somerset schools.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Glen Thomas Blauch Sr.; three sons, Glen Thomas Blauch Jr., Bethesda, Md., Paul Ray Blauch, Singapore, and David Alan Blauch, Crofton, Md.; and two foster daughters, Ann (Johnson) Ashby and husband James, Oakland, Md., and Jeanie (Johnson) Hoffman and husband Ernest, RD 3, Somerset; sister Anna B. Graham and husband Frederick, Crellin, Md.; and brother Charles L. Mersing, Kingwood, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and five foster grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at Somerset Alliance Church, Somerset, on Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Melvin E. Vance officiating.

Interment will be in Somerset County Memorial Park. There will be a viewing at the church from 9 a.m. until the service.

Contributions may be sent to Somerset ``In Touch'' Hospice, 651 S. Center Ave., Somerset, PA 15501.

WILLIAM D. BLAUL SR.
CUMBERLAND - William Donald Blaul Sr., 69, who founded, owned and operated Midwest Graphic Inc., a Detroit printing company, died Thursday, July 3, 1997, of cancer at Angela Hospice, Livonia, Mich. Mr. Blaul was born in Cumberland, in 1927. He attended Catholic primary and secondary schools in Cumberland, graduating with a business degree from St. Francis College, Loretto, Pa., in 1950. That year, Mr. Blaul married the late Helen Patricia Phillips, also of Cumberland, who in 1988 preceded him in death.
Mr. Blaul served briefly in the U.S. Air Force before moving with his wife to Detroit in 1950. The Blaul family eventually settled in Farmington Hills, remaining there until 1994, when Mr. Blaul moved to Algonac, Mich.

Mr. Blaul worked for National Outdoor Advertising, Moore Business Forms, and Uforma, Inc. before founding Midwest Graphic, Inc., a small Detroit-based printing firm, which served industrial and commercial clients in southeastern lower Mich. for nearly 30 years.

Mr. Blaul will be fondly remembered for his love of worldwide travel with the Nomads, Great Lakes boating, and his passion for University of Michigan football. He was a parishioner of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Marine City, Mich.

Mr. Blaul is survived by his three children, Debra Nickoloff (Brian), Burr Ridge, Ill., Mary Wolyniak (Joseph), Denver, N.C., and William Blaul Jr. (Connie), Beltsville, Md. He is also beloved by ten grandchildren, Megan, Kelly, Joseph, Kathryn, Elizabeth, Jacob, William, Heather, Matthew and Phillip. He is also survived by one sister-in-law, Doris Hartung (Charles), Cumberland and treasured friends, Chuck and Mary Brincat, White Lake, Mich., and Ms. Joann Small, Livonia, Mich.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Dexter, Mich., on Saturday, July 12, 1997 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Angela Hospice Unit, 14100 Newburgh Road, Livonia, MI 48154-5010 or to local chapters of the American Red Cross.

HARRY E. BLIZZARD
WESTERNPORT - Harry E. Blizzard, 89, formerly of Stoney Run, Westernport, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at Moran Manor Nursing Home, Westernport.
He was born Oct. 22, 1908, at Stoney Run, the son of the late Jacob and Anna (Duckworth) Blizzard.

Mr. Blizzard had worked for Westvaco Corporation, and he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by several cousins.

Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John Footen officiating.

Interment will be in Duckworth Cemetery, Stoney Run.

ELIZABETH MORGAN BLUBAUGH 
CUMBERLAND - Elizabeth Morgan Blubaugh, 89, formerly of Cumberland, died Thursday, May 29, 1997, at Carroll County Hospital, Westminster.
Born Sept. 6, 1907, in Carlos, she was the daughter of the late David and Catherine (Koontz) Morgan. She also was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Blubaugh was retired from the Celanese Corporation. She was a member of the First Church of God, Cumberland.

Surviving are one daughter, Phyllis Jean Dawson and husband Austin, Westminster; one son, Charles Blubaugh and wife Joanne, Grant, Fla.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. H. Eddie Schaidt officiating.

Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.

ELIZABETH KNIPPENBERG BLUBAUGH 
LANCASTER, Pa. - Elizabeth "Libby" Knippenberg Blubaugh, 79, of 874 Pleasure Road, Lancaster, died Tuesday, July 1, 1997, at Lancaster General Hospital.
Born February 12, 1918, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Howard and Myrtle (Elder) Brandt.

Mrs. Blubaugh was a retired employee of Sperry New Holland, Black and Decker, and Fidelity Electric Company. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Lancaster, and attended Calvary Bible Church Independent Baptist, Ellerslie, Md.

Mr. and Mrs. Blubaugh recently celebrated 49 years of marriage.

Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Russell Blubaugh, Lancaster; two sons, Harlan Knippenberg and wife Elizabeth, Lancaster, and Garnett Knippenberg and wife Joan, Lancaster; a daughter, Arveda Morris and husband Huey, Mountville; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Irvin Elder, Mount Joy.

Friends will be received at the Calvary Bible Church Independent Baptist, Ellerslie, on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon.

Services will be held at the church on Saturday at noon with the Rev. Ken L. Korns officiating.

Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale.

Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, is in charge of the arrangements.

IDA EDNA BLUBAUGH
FROSTBURG - Ida Edna (Durst) Blubaugh, 92, of New Georges Creek Road, SW, Frostburg, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997, in her home.
She was born June 29, 1905, at Keysers Ridge, the daughter of the late William Hickman and Rosetta (Duckworth) Durst. She also was predeceased by her husband, John F. Blubaugh; five sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Blubaugh was a member of Liberty Christian Fellowship, Pythian Sisters, Lonaconing Senior Center, and Frostburg Adult Day Care of Midland.

She is survived by a son, the Rev. J. Blaine Blubaugh, and daughter-in-law, Rosie (Thrasher) Blubaugh, Falls Church, Va.; a grandson Jon Marque Blubaugh; granddaughter-in-law, Katrina (Moomaw) Blubaugh, New Market, Va.; and two great-grandchildren, Jon Marque Blubaugh II, and Jessica Elizabeth Blubaugh.

Friends will be received in the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, 1302 National Highway, LaVale, on Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Gordon officiating.

Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow.

Pallbearers will be William Blubaugh, Jack Blubaugh, Raymond Blubaugh, t he Rev. James Blubaugh, Tommy Blubaugh, and Irvin Blubaugh.

JAMES A. BLUBAUGH 
MOUNT SAVAGE - James Albert Blubaugh, 93, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital. He had been a patient at Frostburg Village Nursing Home since December, 1996. He was a resident at Frostburg Heights Apartments for one year, and resided on a farm near Mount Savage prior to that.
Born Oct. 13, 1903, at Lonaconing, he was a son of the late James Walter and Eleanora (Thrasher) Blubaugh. He was the last of 13 children. He also was preceded in death by two infant daughters.

Mr. Blubaugh was a coal miner most of his life, but he also drove a dump truck, and was caretaker for John Hafer's farm in Garrett County during the 1960s. He was a member of Springfield Assembly of God.

Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Mary M. (Ross) Blubaugh, a resident of Frostburg Village Nursing Home; one daughter, Laura E. Llewellyn and husband Oscar ``Red,'' LaVale; one son, the Rev. James E. Blubaugh and wife Joan, Springfield, W.Va.; five granddaughters, Gloria Cogan and husband Jim, Farmington, Pa., Mona Dunn and husband John, Shippensburg, Pa., Debbie Crissinger and husband David, Meyersdale, Pa., Joyce Conley and husband Jeff, Short Gap, W.Va., and Janet Cosner and husband Gary, Springfield, W.Va.; six great-grandchildren, David and Laurie Crissinger, Lexi, Jeffrey, and Tyler Conley, and Gary Cosner III; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, 1302 National Highway, LaVale, on Thursday, Feb. 27, 1997, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with Mr. Blubaugh's son, the Rev. James E. Blubaugh, officiating.

Interment will be in the Eckhart Cemetery.

MARDEN L. BLUBAUGH
WESTMINSTER - Marden Lyle Blubaugh, 58, of Westminster, died suddenly Monday, Sept. l, 1997, at Carroll County General Hospital, Westminster.
Born March 4, 1939, in Cumberland, he was the son of Lester and Helen (Bender) Blubaugh, both of Sykesville. He was the husband of Carol (Nelson) Blubaugh.

Mr. Blubaugh was raised in Flintstone until the age of 15 when he and his family moved to Carroll County.

Surviving, in addition to his wife and parents, are two sons, William "Bill" Blubaugh and wife Lisa, Hanover, Pa., and Daryl Blubaugh, at home; three daughters, Marlynn Blubaugh, Hampstead, Deanna Miles, Westminster, and Charlotte Blubaugh, at home; four granddaughters, Sunshine, Lindsay, Nicole, and Heather; three brothers, Robert Blubaugh and Galen Blubaugh, both of Westminster, and Lester Blubaugh, Sykesville; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John M. Koehnlein officiating.

Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Finksburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Blubaugh's name to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 827 Leister's Church Road, Westminster, MD 21157 or to the Manchester Volunteer Fire Department.

EDITH M. BOBO
CUMBERLAND - Edith Marie Bobo, 90. of Cumberland, and formerly of Route 8, Valley Road, died Monday, Aug. 25, 1997 at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born September 8, 1906 in Berlin, Pa. she was the daughter of the late Leonidas and Rachel (Browning) Dicken.

Mrs. Bobo also was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Thomas Bobo in 1976; six brothers, Presley Dicken, Herman Dicken, Leonidas Junior Dicken, Werner Rupert Dicken, James Williams Dicken, and Robert Francis Dicken; and two sisters, Reba A. Dicken and Elsie M. Dicken.

Mrs. Bobo was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bedford Street, where she was a member of the Amona Mizpah Sunday School Class. She also belonged to the Cumberland Senior Citizens and the Y.M.C.A. Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the George-Upchurch Funeral Home, 202 Greene St., Cumberland on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Reilly and the Rev. Bill Stevens officiating.

Interment will be in Zion Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

HILDA L. BOBO 
RIDGELEY, W.Va. - Hilda Lockard Bobo, 86, of Ridgeley, died Tuesday, April 29, 1997, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
Born Feb. 5, 1911, in Altoona, Pa., she was preceded in death by her husband Ezekiel Olin Bobo, and a son, Richard L. Bobo Sr.

Mrs. Bobo worked for the Kelly Springfield Tire Co. in the production department. She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Ridgeley.

Surviving are a son, James Bobo, Green Lawn, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Lavern J. McDonald, Cumberland; sister, Rose Lockard, Dawn View Manor Nursing Home, Fort Ashby; and five grandchildren, Jill Bobo, Ann Bobo, Chris Bobo, John Bobo, and Richard Bobo Jr.

There will be no visitation.

Graveside services will be conducted at Sunset Memorial Park on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Cook officiating.

Interment will follow.

The George-Upchurch Funeral Home, 202 Greene St., Cumberland, is in charge of the arrangements.

MARGARET E. BOCH
CUMBERLAND - Margaret Estella Boch, 72, of Cumberland Manor Apartments, formerly of Virginia Avenue, Cumberland, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 21, 1924, in Oldtown, she was the daughter of the late Doc and Mary Viola (Piper) Harman.

Ms. Boch was a homemaker.

Surviving are James A. Twigg; one son, Kenneth E. Fry and wife Theressia, Albany, Ga., one brother, Clifford Harman and wife Janet, Cumberland; two sisters, Mabel Crowfis, Hazel VanMeter and husband Tracy, all of Cumberland; two grandchildren, Nadine Kennedy and Victoria Zimmerman; and two great-grandchildren, Leilan and Abbygail.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Wayne R. Turner officiating.

Interment will be in Davis Memorial Cemetery, Cumberland.

LUCILE F. BODEN 
CUMBERLAND - Lucile F. ``Polly'' Boden, 95, formerly of MacDonald Terrace and the Kensington-Algonquin, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at the Allegany County Nursing Home.
Born April 21, 1901, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Robert L. Frantz and Effie M. (Wickard) Frantz. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Edward Boden, who was the former clerk of the Circuit Court for Allegany County, on July 10, 1978; and a grandson, P.J. Shaffer.

Mrs. Boden was the founder and retired manager of the CCSAC Federal Credit Union, with many years of service. She continued to serve on the supervisory committee for many years. She was a member of Centre Street United Methodist Church, and Sarah Circle; a charter member of United Methodist Women; and a registered nurse. She graduated from Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington D.C., in 1927. She worked as a registered nurse in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Cumberland, at the Western Maryland Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital, and Memorial Hospital. She also was a registered nurse with American Red Cross Blood Bank.

Surviving are two daughters, Joann B. Shaffer and husband Perry, Oakland; Sandra B. Haus and husband John, Cumberland; one sister, Phyllis F. Orr, Gulfport, Miss.; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Kight Funeral Home, 309-311 Decatur St., Cumberland, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lloyd B. McCanna officiating.

Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

The family requests that donations take the form of contributions to Centre Street United Methodist Church, or the Transportation Fund for Shrine Children's Hospitals, care of Ali Ghan Shrine Temple, PO Box 1416, Cumberland, MD 21501. 

DONALD G. BOHN 
ELLERSLIE - Donald Guy Bohn, 85, of Ellerslie, died Monday, July 28, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born Feb. 5, 1912, in Rainsburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Howard L. and Laura (Wolford) Bohn. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene M. (Shrout) Bohn, on March 4, 1981; his stepmother, Clara L. (Dice) Bohn; one brother, Melvin; and three sisters, Agnes DeVore, Veda Hepfer and Mildred Reese.

Surviving are two sons, James R. Bohn and wife Judy, Mount Savage, and John H. Bohn and wife Louise, Pembroke, Va.; one daughter, Barbara J. Shroyer and husband Denton, Ellerslie; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Thelma Gardner, Shinnston, W.Va.; and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Bohn, Ellerslie.

Mr. Bohn retired in 1975 as a self-employed contractor. He had been employed as a bus driver for Albright Bus Lines. He was a member of the Ellerslie United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday for one hour prior to the service.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Rebecca J. Vardiman officiating.

Interment will be in the Lybarger Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, David Bohn, Gary Bohn, Rodney Bohn, D. Scott Miller and Roland Stahlman, and one nephew, Greg Landis. 

HENRY A. BOLLACK
FLINTSTONE - Henry Arnold Bollack, 66, of Scofield Road, Flintstone, died Friday, Oct. 3, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
Born July 17, 1931, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Adam and Betty Bollack.

Mr. Bollack was a retired equipment operator for Bethlehem Steel Corporation. He was Catholic by faith.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Marlene (Siejack) Bollack; two daughters, Mary Ann Emery, Stevensville, and Jeannette Bollack, at home; an adopted daughter, Shirley Siejack, Brunswick; two brothers, Adam and Edward Bollack, both of Baltimore County; and four grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, 1302 National Highway, LaVale, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Monday at 9 a.m. with Father Milton A. Hipsley officiating.

At Mr. Bollack's request, his body will be cremated following the services.

DONNA KAY BOLYARD 
CUMBERLAND - Donna Kay Bolyard, 55, of Cumberland, died Saturday, May 31, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 1, 1941, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of Genevieve (Triplett) Koegel, Cumberland, and the late Clarence Joseph Koegel. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Eugenia Kay Bolyard.

Mrs. Bolyard had worked at Mason's Barn and Marriott Food Service at Frostburg State University. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Cumberland.

Surviving are her husband, Eugene Bolyard; one daughter, Susan Gene Bolyard, at home; one brother, Richard Joseph Koegel and wife Janet Rae, Cumberland; one sister, Victoria Mae Hoblitzell and husband George Jr., Cumberland; two nieces; one nephew; and two great-nephews.

Friends will be received at the Geroge-Upchurch Funeral Home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at St. Luke's Lutheran Church on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen F. Yelovich officiating. 

The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

EUGENE R. "RAGS" BOLYARD
CUMBERLAND - Eugene "Rags" Richard Bolyard, 68, of Cumberland, died Friday, Dec. 5, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 15, 1929, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late John and Margaret (Ayermans) Bolyard.

He also was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Kay (Koegel) Bolyard; and one daughter, Eugenia Kay Bolyard.

Mr. Bolyard had done construction work for several local companies.

He attended St. Luke's Lutheran Church.

Mr. Bolyard was a member of Fort Cumberland Post #13, American Legion, and the Cumberland Outdoor Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Susan Gene Bolyard, at home; one brother, James Bolyard and wife, Margie, Ridgeley, W.Va.; his mother-in-law, Genevieve Koegel, Cumberland; a brother-in-law, Richard Koegel and wife, Janet, Cumberland; a sister-in-law Victoria Hoblitzell and husband, George, Jr., Cumberland; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the George-Upchurch Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The funeral will be conducted from St. Luke's Lutheran Church on Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Stephen F. Yelovich officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Military honors will be accorded at the graveside by the local combined veterans honor guard.

JEAN BOLYARD 
LONACONING - Jean Bolyard, 60, of 68 Jackson St., Lonaconing, died Wednesday, June 25, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born March 13, 1937, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Francis T. Nicol and Annie (Clupp) Nicol.

Mrs. Bolyard was a homemaker and worked at the HP Store for 12 years.

Surviving are her husband, Donald L. Bolyard; one son, Rick L. Bolyard, Lonaconing; one daughter, Vicky L. Bolyard-Steiner, Gilmore; one brother, Paul R. Nicol, Lonaconing; one sister, Pauline Matthews, Cresaptown; two grandsons, Tyler and Chad Steiner, Gilmore; three nieces; and one nephew.

Friends will be received at the Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, Lonaconing, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Lawrence Frye officiating.

Interment will be in the Laurel Hill Cemetery.

THOMAS L. BOONE 
LAVALE - Thomas L. Boone, 85, of North Woodlawn Avenue, LaVale, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 11, 1997 at the Frostburg Village Nursing Care Center.
Born July 21, 1912, in Mars Hill, N.C., he was the son of the late John and Julie (Rice) Boone. He was preceded in death by one brother, Cecil Boone.

Mr. Boone was retired from the Kelly Springfield Tire Company shipping department in 1974 and a member of the Local 26 Union, Cumberland.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn C. Boone; four step-children, Zelda Stanton, Retha Wilt, both of Grantsville, Marlene Shipley, Frostburg, Allen Beeman, Gloucester, Va.; seven grandchildren, Michelle Brobst, Julia Stanton, Michael Shipley, Rhonda Shipley, Miranda Shipley, Ronald Wilt, Jr., and Trisha Wilt; three brothers, Woodrow Boone, Charles Boone, J.C. Boone, all of Mars Hill.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. George R. Lohr officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Charles T. Stanton, Ronald L. Wilt, Sr., Homer M. Shipley, Michael Lee Shipley, Ronald L. Wilt., Jr., and John Brobst.

GEORGE A. BOOR
LOVINGSTON, Va. - George Andrew Boor, 70, of Lovingston, formerly of Romney, W.Va., died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville.
Born Aug. 19, 1927, in Petersburg, W.Va., he was a son of the late John L. "J.L." Boor Sr. and Mary Kathryne (Stallings) Boor. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Louise Harman.

George was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Lovingston, and a former member of the First Baptist Church, Romney. He was a 1945 graduate of Fork Union Military Academy, Fork Union, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, a former employee with the architectual firms of L.D. Schmidit and Robert J. Bennett prior to accepting the position of Director of Building and Grounds with the West Virginia State Schools for the Deaf and Blind, Romney. He retired from that position in 1994 after 20 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Jeanne (Hook) Boor; two daughters, Kathy Russell, Aiken, S.C., and Nancy Smith, Romney, W.Va.; three sons, Larry Boor, Ocracoke Island, N.C., Rick Boor, Winchester, and David Boor, Lovingston; a sister, Norma Gerstell, Keyser, W.Va.; a brother, John L. "Jack" Boor, Cabins, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren, Kent Waldeck and wife Anne, Shepherdstown, W.Va., Kelly Waldeck and wife Carla, Martinsburg, W.Va., Kevin Waldeck, Shepherdstown, W.Va., Mike Boor, Martinsburg, W.Va., Jessica Boor and Karen Boor, both of Norfolk, Justin Boor and Jennifer Boor, both of Ocracoke Island, N.C., Laurie Lewis and Missy Hutzler, both of Romney, W.Va., Travis, Andrew, and Jonathan Logan Boor, all of Lovingston; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church, Romney, on Saturday at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Frank Meadows officiating.

Private family interment will follow on Sunday in Ebenezer Cemetery, Romney.

The family will receive friends following the service in the church social hall and suggest that memorials take the form of contributions to the First Baptist Church, Romney, WV 26757.

The McKee Funeral Home, Augusta, W.Va., is in charge of the arrangements. 

SAMUEL W. BORDER 
LAVALE - Samuel William Border, 85, of Vocke Road, died Saturday, July 26, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital. 
Born Feb. 28, 1912, in Everett, Pa., he was the son of the late Edward and Vi (Greenawalt) Border. He also was preceded in death by one son, Gary W. Border; three brothers, James, Ira and Harvey Border; two sisters, Kathryn Byers and Pearl Crawford.

Mr. Border attended the LaVale Chapel Assembly of God. He was employed at the Celanese Corp for 18 years and retired from T.G. and S. Coal Company.

Surviving are his wife Maria (Knisley) Border; two sons, William K. Border and wife Dorothy, Martinsburg, W.Va., and Robert L. Border and wife Freda, Mount Airy, Md.; three brothers, David Border, Live Oaks, Calif., Henry Border, Homewood Addition, and John Border, LaVale; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, 1302 National Highway, LaVale, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Pastor Stephen M. Schuessler officiating.

Interment will be in the Frostburg Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be John Ezzell, John Bullock, Roy Barnes, Kenneth Border, Josh Grimes and Tim Duter. 

LUTHER W. BORROR
KEYSER, W.Va. - Luther W. Borror, 86, of Route 1, Box 158, Keyser, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1997, at the Veterans Medical Center, Martinsburg.
Born June 17, 1911, in Mineral County, he was a son of the late William O. and Eliza O. (Staggs) Borror. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie C. (Reeves) Borror, on Oct. 13, 1990; one brother, Roy H. Borror; and two sisters, Ethel Borror and Violet Parish.

Mr. Borror was a former employee of the B&O Railroad, and the owner of Borror's Auction Service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He attended the former Fountain United Brethren Church. He was a member of the Fountain Ruritan Club, Fountain; Queens Point Memorial Post No. 6775 VFW, McCoole, Md., and Victory Post No. 155 American Legion, Westernport, Md.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary K. Snyder and Shirley A. Lee, both of Keyser; one brother, William M. Borror, Fort Ashby; one sister, Lucille Kidwell, Colonial Beach, Va.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Smith Funeral Home, Keyser, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Private graveside services for the family will be conducted on Friday with Mr. Craig Wagoner officiating.

Interment will be in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.

ROY HOWARD BORROR 
KEYSER, W.Va. - Roy Harold Borror, 82, of Lynmar Street, Keyser, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997 at the Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home at Keyser.
Born Aug. 25, 1914 at Keyser, he was a son of the late William O. and Eliza O. (Staggs) Borror. He was also preceded in death by one son, Harold Edwin Borror; two sisters, Violet Parish and Ethel Borror.

Mr. Borror was a retired owner/operator of the Arco Service Station in Fairfax. Va. and Keyser. He was a member of the Victory Independent Baptist Church at Keyser.

Surviving are his wife, Hazel K. (Summers) Borror; two sons, Jerry Borror of Keyser, and Calvin Borror of Fairfax; two brothers, Luther Borror, a resident at the Veterans Administration Center at Martinsburg and William Borror of Fort Ashby; one sister, Lucille Kidwell of Colonial Beach, Va.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Smith Funeral Home, Keyser, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Randall Larry and Pastor John Bonds officiating.

Interment will be in Cabin Run Cemetery at Keyser.
 

BEATRICE V. BOSLEY 
ELK GARDEN, W.Va. - Beatrice V. Bosley, 65, of Elk Garden, died on Sunday, May 25, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born Oct. 26, 1931, in Keyser, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Prova (Smith) Wolfe.

Mrs. Bosley was Pentecostal by faith.

Surviving are her husband, Luther V. Bosley; one son, Calvin F. Bosley and wife Ginger E., New Creek; six grandchildren, Kacia, Nikki, C.J., and Hannah Bosley, and John and Heather Berg; one sister, Neva Robinson, Cumberland; and a former daughter-in-law, Susan E. Bosley, Elk Garden.

Friends will be received at the Markwood McKenzie Funeral Home, Keyser, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Murlen Brasted and the Rev. Wayne Funkhouser officiating.

Interment will be in Queens Point Cemetery, Keyser.

CLIFFORD R. BOSLEY SR.
BASYE, Va. - Clifford Raymon Bosley Sr., 56, of 92 Connie Road, Basye, died on Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997, at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock.
Born July 2, 1941, in Richmond, he was the son of the late Frederick and Grace Eustace Bosley. He also was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Paul Bosley Jr.

Mr. Bosley served in the U.S. Army for 20 years from 1961 to 1981. He was employed with Orion Network, Mount Jackson. Mr. Bosley was Protestant by faith.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra L. Bosley; three daughters, Kim O'Kane, Hagerstown, Md., Cheri L. Miller, Frederick, Md., and Melissa Bosley, Basye; two sons, Clifford R. Bosley Jr. and Michael Bosley, both of Hagerstown; four sisters, Billy Jo Phillippi, Spotsylvania, Mary Moore, Virginia Beach, Elaine Palos, Chesapeake, and Candace Guadalupe, Virginia Beach; three brothers, Darryl Black and Albert Hardison, both of Moyock, N.C., and Jeffery Black, Saxe; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Gerald D. Carbaugh officiating.

Interment will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Romney, W.Va., with the Rev. Don Kesner officiating.

Military honors will be accorded at the graveside.

JOHN W. BOSLEY 
BLOOMINGTON - John W. Bosley, 62, of Knight Street, Bloomington, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, W.Va.
Born May 14, 1934, in Bloomington, he was the son of Edris (Elliott) Bosley, of Bloomington, and the late John Bosley. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie (Farris) Bosley, in 1994; and a brother, Donald Bosley.

Mr. Bosley was retired from the Island Creek Coal Co. He was an avid hunter.

Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, John Paul Bosley and wife Emogene, Westernport; one brother Robert Bosley, Bloomington; two sisters, Margaret Paugh, Backbone Mountain, and Ruth Cavey, Bloomington; and one granddaughter, Casey Bosley.

Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. William Brown officiating.

Interment will follow in the Bloomington Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Paugh, Ed Paugh, Bill Paugh, Terry Cavey, Rob Cavey and Shane Bosley.

ALFRED J. BOUTEILLER, JR.
WESTERNPORT - Alfred Joseph Bouteiller Jr., 57, of the Egle Nursing Home, Lonaconing, formerly of 247 Main St., Westernport, died Sunday, June 29, 1997, at the nursing home.
Born Feb. 4, 1940, in Derby, Conn., he was the son of the late Alfred Bouteiller Sr. and the late Catherine Ann (Gondola) Bouteiller.

Mr. Bouteiller was a retired EMC with the United States Navy with 20 years of service as an electrical engineer, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Surviving are one son, A.J. Bouteiller III, Norfolk, Va.; two daughters, Debra Ann Boude, Michigan, and Catherine Lee Kyle and husband Ernest, Barton; two sisters, Ieala Wojczack, Connecticut, and Sandra Moran, Florida; and four grandchildren, Robin Bouteiller, Rebecca Bouteiller, Cody Kyle and Sarah Kyle.

At Mr. Bouteiller's request he was cremated. His ashes will be taken to the Norfolk Naval Base for burial at sea.

The Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, is in charge of arrangements.

JOSEPH PATRICK "PAT" BOWEN
CORRIGANVILLE - Joseph Patrick "Pat" Bowen, 66, of Corriganville, died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
Born June 27, 1931, in Clarksburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lewis and Edna (Rollins) Bowen. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Lee (Shank) Bowen; one son, Michael Joseph Bowen; two brothers, John and William Bowen; and one sister, Ruth Ann Ayers.

Mr. Bowen was a diesel mechanic for Beckwith Machinery, Somerset, Pa., for over 30 years. He served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and getting together with his many friends in the great outdoors.

Surviving are one stepson, Michael L. Shank; two granddaughters, Kristin K. Shank and Cassie M. Shank; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cresaptown, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the First Wesleyan Church, Cresaptown, Monday at 10 a.m. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the ICU or CIRU at Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, 600 Memorial Avenue, Cumberland, MD 21502.

JAMES F. BOWERS JR. 
FORT ASHBY, W.Va. - James F. Bowers Jr., 76, of Fort Ashby, died Monday, March 3, 1997, in Memorial Hospital.
Born March 7, 1920, in Fort Ashby, he was the son of the late J. Floren Bowers Sr., and Carrie (Keister) Bowers. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Willa L. (Broome) Bowers on Jan. 10, 1997; one sister, Mabel Bowers; and two brothers Eldon Bowers, U.S. Navy killed in World War II, and Arnold C. Bowers.

Mr. Bowers was a graduate of Ridgeley High School. He was a retired bus driver for the Mineral County Board of Education, and served as leader/advisor for the Mineral County 4-H Club and the Future Farmers of America. He helped with the Mineral County Fair and Livestock Sale. In addition, he was known for barbequing beef at the Burlington Apple Festival. He was a member of Trucks Unlimited; the Upper Potomac Auto Club; and the West Virginia Farm Bureau. He was Methodist by faith.

Surviving are his son, James H. Bowers, Fort Ashby; one sister, Jean Emch and husband Joe, Morgantown; one brother, Herman M. Bowers, Morgantown; three grandsons; and two great-grandsons.

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Route 28, Fort Ashby, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 6, 1997, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard C. Broome Jr. officiating.

Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

JOSEPHINE V. BOWERS 
CUMBERLAND - Josephine V. Bowers, 68, of the Cumberland Manor Apartments, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at Western Maryland Center, Hagerstown.
Born Oct. 27, 1928, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Joseph P. and Ellen Mae (Connor) Puffinberger. She also was preceded in death by one brother, James Briggs.

Mrs. Bowers was a homemaker.

Surviving are five sons, Kenneth Ray Bowers, Ricky Lee Bowers, Steven Ray Bowers, Virgil James Bowers and Wesley H. Bowers, all of Cumberland; and two daughters, Mary Jane Rodriguez, Paw Paw, W.Va., and Kim Lee Anderson, Cumberland; two brothers, Thomas Puffinberger, Ohio, and Lester ``Sonny'' Puffinberger, Cumberland; five sisters, Kathleen Brown, Laura D'Angelo, Ester Rumor, Lucinda Rumor and Levina Wolfe, all of Cumberland; several grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Gary W. Barkley officiating.

Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale.


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