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Samuel Eller

Samuel Eller, 85, of 214 N. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at his home.

Born Feb. 27, 1911, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Jacob and Bessie Kopland Eller.

He owned and operated Eller's Shoe Repair.

He was a member of the Congregation B'Nai Abraham.

He also was a member of Hagerstown Lodge 212, Loyal Order of Moose; Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 694 and Woodman of the World.

He is survived by his wife, Mollie M. Eller; one daughter, Brenda C. Sines of Hagerstown; one son, Dale J. Eller of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

Graveside services will be conducted today at 1 p.m. at the B'Nai Abraham Cemetery, Halfway. Rabbi Charles P. Rabinowitz will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Louise H. Lemmert

FROSTBURG, Md. - Louise H. Lemmert, 91, of 101 W. Main St., died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1996, at Frostburg Village Nursing Home.

Born July 20, 1905, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late William and Annie Lewis Hanson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oren A. Lemmert, in 1974.

She was a former school teacher. She was retired as secretary for the United Family Services, Frostburg.

She was a member of Frostburg First United Presbyterian Church.

She also was a member of Mountain Chapter 15 Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by three sons, Dr. William A. Lemmert of Tampa, Fla., James R. Lemmert of Hagerstown and Howard H. Lemmert of Frostburg; one sister, Ruth Hanson; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, with the Rev. Steven H. Shussett officiating. Burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.

Friends were received Thursday at the funeral home. Mountain Order Chapter 15 Order of Eastern Star held a memorial service at the funeral home on Thursday.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Frostburg Family Services.

Waldemar V. Jones

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Waldemar V. Jones, 84, of Franklin County Nursing Home, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born May 26, 1912, in Chicago, he was the son of the late Donald M. and Lillian B. Young Jones.

He is survived by one brother, Barclay V. Jones, Arlington Heights, Ill.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no visitation or viewing.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Orpha M. Hill

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Orpha M. Hill, 74, of 105 Loudon Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Nov. 12, 1921, in Fort Loudon, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Esther Jane Haiston Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel F. Hill, on Sept. 20, 1990.

She was a graduate of the former Mercersburg High School.

She was employed by Fry Coal & Stone Co., P.B.S. Co. and Martin-Marietta Co., all of Mercersburg. She was last employed part-time by Agronomy Inc., Mercersburg.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mercersburg, where she was a member of the Altar Guild, the president of Loyals Fellowship Group and the chairwoman of the Communion Preparation Committee for 25 years.

She also was a member of the board of associates of First National Bank of Mercersburg and president of the Ladies Auxiliary, Harry Lackhove American Legion Post 517, Mercersburg.

She is survived by one son, W. Gregory Hill, of Elizabethtown, Pa.

Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Michael R. Brendle will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

There will be no viewing.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services on Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8 Linden Ave., Mercersburg, Pa. 17236 or Lutheran Social Services and designated to Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg.

Catherine M. Valentine

BOONSBORO - Catherine M. Valentine, 83, a resident of Fahrney-Keedy Home, and formerly of North Street, Maugansville, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at the home.

Born Oct. 28, 1913, in Wolfsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late William E. and Susan Melissa Naille Kline.

Her husband, Russell Theodore Valentine, died in 1967.

She retired from Roy L. Hoffman and Son Meats in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, where she served as a deacon, was a Sunday school teacher and was active in the Women's Fellowship. She was a former member and deacon at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary L. Boyd of Sebring, Fla., and S. Jean Saylor of Mount Joy, Pa.; one son, Dale E. Valentine of Boonsboro; one brother, Charles C. Kline of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Roy F. Kline; and one son.

Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Leon Yoder and the Rev. Louis R. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, 14010 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Lemmie Herring

SABILLASVILLE, Md. - Lemmie Herring, 73, of 25733 Military Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1996, at his home.

Born Dec. 1, 1922, in Darlington, N.C., he was the son of the late Darrick and Naddie Hilliard Herring.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served from November 1939 to July 1962, when he retired with the rank of sergeant 1st class. He later was employed by the Civil Service at Site "R" for 21 years before retiring in 1988.

He is survived by his wife, Elena G. Satti Herring, whom he married June 23, 1953; one son, Edmond Herring of Sabillasville, and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a number of sisters and brothers.

Services were held at Mount Saint Mary's Cemetery, Emmitsburg. The Rev. John J. Cavanaugh officiated.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association, 92 W. Washington St., Suite 205, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa., was in charge of arrangements.

Howard A. Stokes Jr.

Howard A. Stokes Jr., 71, of 17535 Woodlawn Drive, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 31, 1925, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Howard A. and Sadie N. Mason Stokes Sr.

He retired from Pangborn Corp. after 35 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred E. McCormick Stokes; one son, Roger A. Stokes of Hagerstown; and two brothers, Carl D. Stokes of Hagerstown, and Herbert A. Stokes of Martinsburg.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jacob A. Stokes.

Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward W. Simonsen will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Visitors may call at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Washington County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Lillian O. High

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Lillian O. High, 85, of Falling Waters, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at City Hospital.

Born Dec. 19, 1910, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Charles O'Neal and Bessie Easterday O'Neal Morrison.

She was employed as a seasonal employee of C. H. Musselman Co. until her retirement in 1978.

She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by four sons, Leroy High and Joseph High, both of Falling Waters, Calvin High of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Ira High of Sandusky, Ohio; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a close friend, Troy Pennington, at home.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Ralph High Jr. and Marvin "Brownie" High.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Raymond E. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, Marlowe, W.Va.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Nettie E. Chubb

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Nettie E. Chubb, 86, of 612 Lincoln Way East and more recently a resident of the extended care facility of Fulton County Medical Center, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at Fulton County Medical Center.

Born Nov. 2, 1909, in Gratz, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joel and Mary Rissinger Daniels.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin B. Chubb, on May 31, 1978.

She was a homemaker. She also owned and operated Chubb's Handicrafts, McConnellsburg, from 1978 to 1992.

She was a member of McConnellsburg United Methodist Church.

She was a charter member of Order of Eastern Star, McConnellsburg, serving as Worthy Matron in 57 and 58; former member and past president of the McConnellsburg Womens Club; former member of Penn Laurel Girl Scout Council; organized 11 girl scout troops in Fulton County; was a former member of the Fulton County Historical Society. In 1984, she was honored as the Woman of the Year by the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce.

She is survived by two sons, Don Chubb of Narvon, Pa., and Larry Chubb of Walnutport, Pa.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Ted Chubb and Albin Chubb; three sisters and three brothers.

Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg. The Rev. Donald Bard will officiate. Burial will be in Longs Cemetery, Halifax, Pa.

Viewing will be held Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Jane R. Meagher

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Jane R. Meagher, 65, of 4764 Brian Road, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at her home.

Born in Hagerstown on Jan. 1, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Virgie Cole Guessford.

She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Meagher Sr.; three sons, Robert L. Meagher Jr. of Gainesville, Fla., Randall L. Meagher of Lemoyne, Pa., and Richard L. Meagher of Brandon, Fla.; one brother, Wayne Guessford of Arlington, Texas; and one grandson.

Private entombment services will be held in Rolling Green Memorial Park in Camp Hill, Pa.

There will be no public viewing or visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to Helen Krause Animal Foundation, P.O. Box 311, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 17055.

Arrangements are by Myers-Harner Funeral Home, Camp Hill.

Alvey L. Churchey

Alvey Lee "Pete" Churchey, 60, of 11803 Peacock Trail, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born June 19, 1936, In Washington County, he was the son of the late George A. and Lela Harshman Churchey.

He was yardmaster by the Pennsylvania and Conrail Railroad for 22 years. He was the owner-broker of Jefferson House Realty for 25 years. He was president of Jefferson House Builders for 12 years. He also was the developer of Fountainhead North.

He attended Covenant Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of B.P.O. Elks 378 and American Legion Morris Frock Post 42.

He was vice president of The Greater Hagerstown Board of Realtors; chairman of Public Relations and chairman of Professional Standards. He served on the Maryland State Professional Standards Committee for nine years. He was certified instructor of Professional Standards for the National Association of Realtors for nine years.

He was a member of the United States of America Railroad Retirement Board. He was a member of and served on the Transportation Communications International Union Board.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a heavy weapons instructor at Fort Benning, Ga., during the Korean War. He was Corporal of Repile Company 25th Division, Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Hawaii.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patsy Clem Churchey; one daughter, Rena L. Churchey Hoyle of Salisbury, Md.; one son, Warren Wesley Churchey of Hagerstown; one sister, Doris M. Cross of Hagerstown, one brother, Arthur L. Churchey of Hagerstown, three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Loleta Snapp, Geraldine Shingleton and Peggy Churchey and two brothers, Harold Churchey and Cecil Churchey.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. George W. Evans and the Rev. Steven Fleming will officiate. Burial, with military graveside services by American Legion, Morris Frock Post 42, will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 92 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; the American Diabetes Association, 407 Central Ave. Reisterstown, Md. 21136 or the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 11833 Greenhill Drive, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Anna M. Mowen

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Anna M. Mowen, 94, of Franklin County Nursing Home and formerly of 81 West Main St., died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 18, 1902, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Catherine Sanders.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Mowen Sr.

She had been employed for many years by Sherman's Department store.

She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro.

She also was a member of the Golden Star Mothers of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Joe Stickle Post 15, Waynesboro.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth F. Mowen of Greencastle, Pa.; one sister, Mildred (Pauline) Smith of Waynesboro; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Elizabeth Hall; one son, Roy E. Mowen Jr.; one sister, Ethel Gladhill and one brother, Abram Sanders.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home, corners of South Church and West Second Streets, Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard Seeks will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

There will be no public visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Clarence W. Gossard

Clarence William "Jim" Gossart, 78, of 132 S. Locust St., Hagerstown, died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born May 8, 1918, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Clarence Theodore and Estella Margaret Gower Gossard.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Louise Mellott in 1993.

He was self-employed with Gossard and Son Construction Co. For 16 years he was employed as a supervisor by Callas Construction Co., retiring in 1979.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II in the European Theatre.

He was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Williamsport.

He also was a member of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion, Hagerstown; Issac Walton League; Conococheague Sportsmen's Club; First Hose Fire Co., Hagerstown; National Rifle Association and Ducks Unlimited.

He is survived by one daughter, Sharon L. Hawkins of Hagerstown; one son, Theodore W. Gossard of Hagerstown; one granddaughter; Briana Gossard of Hagerstown; and two grandsons, Matthew J. Hawkins and David A. Hawkins, both of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by one son, Clarence W. Gossard Jr.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Rehoboth United Methodist Church. The Rev. James E. Swecker will officiate. Burial, with Military graveside services by Morris Frock Post 42, American Legion Honor Guard, will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Friends may call at Osborne Funeral Home, 426 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to the Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 30 E. Salisbury St., Williamsport Md. 21795.

William N. Ambrose

KNOXVILLE, Md. - William "Butch" Nelson Ambrose, 47, of 806 Knoxville Road, died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick.

Born Feb. 7, 1949, in Frederick he was the son of Evelyn Gosnell Ambrose of Knoxville and the late Raymond Nelson Ambrose.

He was employed by the Cindy Dee Restaurant, Knoxville.

He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Brunswick, Md.

He also was a member and commander of the Sons of the Legion of the Steadman-Keenan Post 96, Brunswick.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one stepsister, Iris Jean Johnson of Hagerstown; one aunt; one uncle and several cousins.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at John L. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The Rev. William M. Bucher and the Rev. Douglas Strachon will officiate. Burial will be in Reformed Cemetery, Knoxville.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends the funeral home will be open Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church "A" St. and First Ave. Brunswick, Md. 21716 or Brunswick Ambulance Co., 200 West Potomac St., Brunswick, Md. 21716.

Henry E. Witt

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Henry E. Wilt, 73, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at City Hospital.

Born Dec. 16, 1922, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late John W. Sr. and Clara Palmer Wilt.

He retired from the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Center.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of New Hope Assembly Church in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Helen Shuster Wilt; one daughter, Sharon Wilt of Berkeley County, W.Va.; two brothers, John W. Wilt Jr. and James Wilt, both of Martinsburg; one sister, Sally Willingham of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth W. Wilt Sr.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel in Martinsburg. The Rev. Philip Bayliss will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Dorothy F. Arch

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dorothy F. Arch, 79, of ManorCare Helath Services, Chambersburg, and formerly of 611 Lincoln Way West, died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at ManorCare Health Services.

Born March 2, 1917, in Bellmore, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late George and Dora Bushbaum McCready.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Arch, who died on Dec. 7, 1983.

She was a homemaker.

She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II.

She was a member and pianist of the local chapter of AARP, Chambersburg and also of the Conococheague Audobon Society.

She enjoyed quilting and painting.

She is survived by two sons, John C. Arch of Chambersburg and Gary J. Arch of Westbury, N.Y.; and two granddaughters, Joanna Arch, attending college in Oxford, England and Allison Arch, attending college in New York, New York.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

A memorial service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the home of John and Diane Arch, 121 Highfield Lane, South Chambersburg, Pa. Professor Harry Buck will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends at their home following the burial.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to the Conococheague Audobon Society, P.O. Box 1327 or to the Coyle Free Library, 102 N. Main St., both of Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Helen J. Nalley

BOONSBORO - Helen Jeanette "Peggy" Nalley, 70, of 15 Schoolhouse Court, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Born April 20, 1926, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Nannie Stull Hull.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of United Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Edward Charles Nalley; three daughters, Nancy Itnyre, Emma Jean Robertson and Connie Delosier, all of Boonsboro; four sons, James Nalley Sr. of Hagerstown, Eddie Nalley of Newport News, Va., Ronnie Reeves and Dennis Nalley, both of Boonsboro; one brother, Ivan "Jim" Hull of Hagerstown; 14 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Emma Kate Castle, Blanche Turner, Rosemary Hoover and Jean Gross; and four brothers, Bill Hull, Clyde Hull, Harry Hull and Bud Hull.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. James Jones and the Rev. Kenneth Harrington will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Sharpsburg.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Boonsboro Volunteer Fire Co., 5 St. Paul St., Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

Aube A. Reed

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Aude A. Reed, 96, formerly of Middletown, died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at Frederick Healthcare Center, Frederick, Md.

Born Jan. 8, 1900, in Bent Mountain, Va., he was the son of the late John and Lillie Gardner Reed.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Naomi Toms Reed on June 10, 1983.

He was a retired automobile dealer. He owned and operated a Studebaker dealership known as Reed's Garage in Middletown for over 20 years.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown.

He also was a member of Middletown Lions Club since 1933; Columbia Lodge 58 AF&AM since 1950 and the Junior Order of American Mechanics.

He is survived by one daughter, Ernestine Holmes of Earleville, Md.; two sons, Renice L. Reed of Middletown and Dr. Cletus A. Reed of Glen Burnie, Md.; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. The Rev. Donald L. Turley will officiate. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the abiding memorial fund of Zion Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 306, Middletown, Md. 21769.

Ethel D. Petersheim

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Ethel D. Petersheim, 78, of 4113 Coseytown Road, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Feb. 20, 1918, in Antrim Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Fannie Shank Diller.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Salem Ridge Mennonite Church near Greencastle, where she was active in the sewing circle of the church, and the Bible Release Time program in the Greencastle area.

She and her husband would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on Nov. 12.

She is survived by her husband, Olvier S. Petersheim; two daughters, Lorraine P. Burkholder of Chambersburg, and Linda L. Mosemann of Greencastle; four sons, Loren O. Petersheim of Paradise, Pa., and Lee O. Petersheim, LaVerne Petersheim and Lynn A. Petersheim, all of Greencastle; two sisters, Lois Eshleman and Anna Krouse, both of Greencastle; three brothers, Glenn Diller of Grants Pass, Ore., Aden Diller of Greencastle, and Leon Diller of Frederick, Md.; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Daniel Diller; and one granddaughter, Larissa Ann Petersheim.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Salem Ridge Mennonite Church, 475 Pensinger Road, Greencastle. Pastor Joe Martin, pastor Glenn Diller and Pastor Aden Diller will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and one hour prior to the service on Sunday.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to American Parkinson Disease Association Inc., Western Maryland Chapter, 10109 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or to CBM Ministries Inc. 3741 Joy-El Drive, Greencastle, Pa. 17225.

Arrangements are being handled by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home Inc., Greencastle.

Lawrence O. Payne Jr.

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Lawrence Oliver Payne Jr., 67, of Kearneysville, died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Nov. 8, 1928, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Lawrence O. and Mary E. Alisea Payne Sr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ashman Payne.

He was a retired barber.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean war.

He is survived by one son, William Allen Dowle.

Services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. James L. Richard will officiate. Burial will be in Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper, Va.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Alice M. Benton

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Alice Marie Benton, 89, of Charles Town, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Knott Nursing Home, Charles Town.

Born July 25, 1907, in Kittanning, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Thomas P. and Carrie T. Hogan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Carl Benton on August 20, 1980.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church.

She also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 128, Charles Town; former member of the Charles Town Senior Woman's Club; and the Wayside Garden Club.

She is survived by two sons, William Frank Benton of Greensburg, Pa., and Robert Thomas Benton of Midlothian, Va.; five grandchildren, Aaron T. Benton, Matthew R. Benton, Troy W. Benton, Susan E. Smith and Patricia Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, William P. Hogan.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church, Charles Town. The Rev. Richard E. Neal will officiate. Burial will be in Worthington Lutheran Cemetery, Worthington, Pa.

Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Friends also will be received at the Duane Snyder Funeral Home, Worthington, on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the graveside service at the cemetery at 11:30 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church, 119 S. Seminary St., Charles Town, W.Va. 25414.

Local arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home.

George D. Gaylor

George Donald Gaylor, 78, of 1046 Security Road, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 17, 1918, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late George R. and Mary F. Fouke Gaylor.

He retired in 1980 from the Western Maryland Railroad after 28 years of service. He was previously employed by Hagerstown Equipment Co.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II as a technician 4th grade in the European Theater.

He was a life member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, where he was a lay delegate to the lay conference. He was also a member of the pastor relation committee, the administration board, a Sunday school teacher of the men's class and a member of the choir.

He also was a member of Local 1778 I.B.E.W., of which he was secretary and treasurer until he retired; Hagerstown Chapter Mason Dixon Barber Shop Choir, serving as treasurer; charter member of Ralph S. Tagg Chapter 14, D.A.V., for which he served as treasurer for 30 years; member of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion; Antietam Fire Co.; the Old Timers Club Western Maryland Railroad and the Security Athletic Association.

He is survived by his wife, June M. Price Gaylor; two daughters, Donna J. Gaylor at home and Deanna M. Whitehead of Smithsburg; one grandson and two step grandsons.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. The Rev. John W. Schildt will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Evans M. Brown

HONEYBROOK, Pa. - Evans M. Brown, M.D., 69, of Honeybrook, and formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Maple Glen, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte V. Brown; one daughter, Elizabeth E. Cooke; one son, Andrew J. Brown; and four granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn B. Brown.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Craft/Givnish of Abington, 1801 Old York at Old Welsh Roads, Abington, Pa. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Friends may call Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Ethel A. Bowers

ALBANY, Ore. - Ethel Amelia Bowers, 71, of Albany, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at her home.

Born Dec. 3, 1924, in Reading, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William A. and Florence H. Haas Rodgers.

She received her education in Pennsylvania.

She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Auburn, Calif.

She is survived by her husband whom she married Feb. 10, 1945, Bruce A. Bowers; two sons, Dennis Bowers of Albany and Terence Bowers of Womelsdorf, Pa.; one sister, Grace Kercher of Reading; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Auburn. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the New Norborne Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 125 Orange St., Auburn, Calif. 95603.

Local arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Brenda K. Blankenship

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Brenda Kaye Blankenship, 39, of Parkview Trailer Court, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born July 3, 1957, in Leesburg, Va., she was the daughter of Charles Clifton Jewell Jr. of Orchard Hills, Ranson, and the late Anna Lee Orndoroff Jewell. She was the stepdaughter of Nancy Jewell of Orchard Hills.

She was a graduate of Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, Va.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Trinity Gospel Assembly of God Church.

In addition to her father and stepmother, she is survived by her husband, Franklin D. Blankenship; two sons, Timothy Blankenship and Zackery Blankenship, both at home; three sisters, Pamela Conley of Ranson, Lisa Kingsburg of Sharpsburg and Rachelle Swart of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, Duane Jewell of Manassas, Va.; and maternal grandparents, Charles and Edmonia Jewell of Charles Town.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Gospel Assembly of God Church, Route 9, West, Charles Town. The Rev. John Divico will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Friends will be received at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.


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