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Dorothy J. Carter

STRASBURG, Va. - Dorothy Jean Carter, 72, of 120 Wise Ave., and formerly of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at her home.

Born Dec. 19, 1923, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Lewis McComas and Sarah Elizabeth Dickerhoff Weaver.

Her husband, James Alvey Carter, died in 1994.

She was employed with Baker Insurance in Hagerstown until her retirement in 1994 and was previously employed with Wilcraft Hosiery Co. in Williamsport.

She was a member of Bethel Assembly of God in Front Royal, Va., where she was active in the women's ministry. She was a former member of Virginia Avenue Church of God in Hagerstown.

She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Belle Sisler of Hephzibah, Ga., and Patricia Ann Bradley of Strasburg; one sister, Sara "Sadie" Mongan of Williamsport; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Hill and Adelaide Morris.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Virginia Avenue Church of God in Hagerstown. The Rev. Donald R. Bradley and the Rev. Greg Wold will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, today from 7 to 9 p.m.; however the funeral home will be open today at 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethel Assembly of God, 111 Totten Lane, Front Royal, Va. 22630.

 

Hazel A.H. Smith

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Hazel A. Hayes Smith, 62, of 35 E. Baltimore St., died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital in Waynesboro, Pa.

Born April 8, 1934, in Danville, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Robert I. and Ruth King Hayes.

She was a graduate of Danville High School, and completed one year of studies at Danville College.

She worked as a waitress for a number of years at various restaurants including the Brown Derby in Danville.

She was a member of East Park Church of Christ in Danville.

She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Danville.

She is survived by one daughter, Diane E. Medina of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; two sons, Kenneth W. Smith of Roanoke, Va., and Robert J.E. Smith of Danville; one sister, Ruby Wattrous of Watachie, Texas; one brother, Robert I. Hayes of Danville; and a companion of 35 years, William H. Crippin of Greencastle, and formerly of Danville; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Everett M. Hayes.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Broad St., Greencastle.

 

Amanda M. Smailes

INWOOD, W.Va. - Amanda Marie Smailes, 21, of Inwood, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1996, as the result of an automobile accident.

Born March 21, 1975, in Frederick, Md., she is the daughter of John A. and Cynthia S. Matthews Smailes of Inwood.

She was a third year nursing student at Shepherd College and a member of the Judicial Review Board.

She was a 1993 graduate of Musselman High School, where she lettered in track and was president of the Bible Club. She also was a member of the band and flag corps.

She previously attended Ravenswood High School, where she lettered in tennis.

She worked part-time at Wal Mart.

She was a member of Covenant Baptist Church, where she was a head usher.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Christina Smailes Keller of Inwood, and Pamela Dawn Smailes, at home; and maternal grandparents, Robert and Naomi Matthews of Cottonwood, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Elbert and Catherine Smailes.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. Ron Larson, pastor, will officiate.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Covenant Baptist Church Building Fund, Shepherdstown, W.Va. 25443.

 

Janet M.R. White

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Janet M. Royer White, 81, of 12925 Old Forge Road, died Saturday, Nov., 23, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital in Waynesboro.

Born Sept. 25, 1915, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Garfield and Maude Daisey Holtzman Royer.

Her husband, Jack W. White, died in 1980. They were married in November 1935.

She was a 1933 graduate of Greencastle High School in Greencastle, Pa.

She was employed by the Waynesboro Area School District as the head cook at Wayne Heights Elementary School for a number of years.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro.

She also was a member of South Chapter AARP No. 2977, Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary, both of Waynesboro, and the National AARP. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels and for Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary in the snack bar.

She was an avid bingo player.

She is survived by one daughter, Constance "Connie" L. Martin of Frederick, Md.; one son, Jack R. White of Waynesboro; one sister, Mildred Spangler of Waynesboro; five brothers, Paul F. Royer, Samuel K. Royer, Robert L. Royer and Ralph R. Royer, all of Waynesboro, and James G. Royer of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel L. Keough and Katherine Gardenhour; and three brothers, Richard Royer, John K. Royer and Donald Royer.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks will officiate.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Social Services, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

 

Edgar L. Kidrick Sr.

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Edgar Lee Kidrick Sr., 83, of Shepherdstown, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Feb. 3, 1913, in Shepherdstown, he was the son of the late Nelson and Lucy Whiting Kidrick.

He retired after 35 years with Norfolk and Western Railroad.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was a member of Brotherhood of Railroad Workers of America.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Emma B. Dozier Kidrick; two daughters, Patricia A. Kidrick of Shepherdstown, and Carrie A. Mosby of Hagerstown; four sons, Edgar L. Kidrick Jr. of Martinsburg, and Charles N. Kidrick, Ronald W. Kidrick and Rudolph Brown, all of Shepherdstown; two sisters, Blanche Washington and Zelia Reid, both of Shepherdstown; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Norma G. Grantham; and one sister, Lucinda Kidrick.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, W.Va. 480, Shepherdstown. The Rev. Charles Hunter and the Rev. Joe Liles will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

Friends will be received at the church Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town, W.Va.

 

Frederick S. Rowland

BOONSBORO - Frederick Slifer Rowland, 93, of 8507 Mapleville Road, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at Fahrney-Keedy Home in Boonsboro.

Born Feb. 22, 1903, in Breathedsville, Md., he was the son of the late John E. and Laura E. Slifer Rowland.

He was a graduate of Pierce Business School in Philadelphia.

He was a retired employee of Washington County Hospital.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.

He was a member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren.

He is survived by one cousin, Helen R. Fisher of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret E. Rowland and Mary E. Rowland; and one brother, Reichard J. Rowland.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Manor Church Cemetery in Tilghmanton. The Rev. Loyal H. Vanderveer will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Manor Church of the Brethren, 18511 Manor Church Road, Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

Arrangements are being handled by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown.

 

Ida B.H. Saum

Ida Brewer Heard Saum, 79, of 610 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 25, 1916, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Edwin Leroy Sr. and Nina McCardel Heard.

She retired from Sears after 23 years of service.

She was a member of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, where she taught Sunday school and sang in the adult choir.

She also was a member of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion Women's Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Judith S.P. McCarter of San Diego; one son, Gerald Wayne Saum of Hagerstown; one brother, Edwin Leroy Heard Jr. of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Wachter.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Jack D. Cook will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington County S.P.C.A., 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

Roy E. Grossnickle

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Roy E. Grossnickle, 79, of Myersville, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born Aug. 16, 1917, in Middlepoint, Md., he was the son of the late Elmer G. and Annie V. Wiles Grossnickle.

His wife, Margaret Harshman Grossnickle, died in 1992.

He retired in 1981 from Capital Dairy in Frederick, after 20 years of service. He previously farmed in the Wolfsville area and worked at Main's Ice Cream in Middletown, Md., for 10 years.

He is survived by one daughter, Doris Cooper of Myersville; one son, Dick Grossnickle of Wolfsville; one sister, Catherine Shank of Middletown; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Grossnickle.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Myersville. The Rev. David Howell will officiate. Burial will be in Grossnickle Church of the Brethren Cemetery in Myersville.

The family will receive friends at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville, today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 13, Myersville, Md. 21773.

 

A. Stanley Bartles

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A. Stanley Bartles, 82, of 1115 Mason Dixon Road, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Nov. 15, 1914, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Victor O. and Nellie Repp Bartles.

He retired from Western Maryland Railway in Hagerstown, after 40 years of service.

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

He is survived by his wife, Frances M. Binkley Bartles, whom he married March 12, 1938; one daughter, Elouise M. Statler of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; one son, Richard E. Bartles of Greencastle; two sisters, Louise Shuck and Naomi Ardinger, both of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Marie Shindle; and one brother, Pearre Bartles.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Stuart Troutman will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

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

 

John W. McNeal

John W. McNeal, 79, of Hagerstown and Buckhannon, W.Va., died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 18, 1917, in Ellamore, W.Va., he was the son of the late Thomas and Mamie B. Elbon McNeal.

His wife, Emma McNeal, preceded him in death.

He owned a farm in Sago, W.Va., and had previously been self-employed in Baltimore

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

He was a member of American Legion Morris Frock Post 42 in Hagerstown, and Elks Club of Buckhannon.

He is survived by two sisters, Mary E. Freeze and Marguerite

 

Mary C. Hahn

KEEDYSVILLE - Mary C. Hahn, 84, of Mount Carmel Church Road, and formerly of Edgemont, Md., died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 27, 1912, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Albert and Mary E. Lung Schildt.

She was employed with Waynesboro Shoe Factory and Stanley Co. in Chambersburg, Pa.

She is survived by one son, Marvin A. Hahn of Keedysville; four sisters, Josephine Smith and Dolly Barkdoll, both of Waynesboro, Mary Wade of Cascade and Thelma Shaw of Port Orange, Fla.; two brothers, John Schildt of Waynesboro, Glenn Schildt of Mercersburg, Pa.; three grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Earl Schildt, Paul Schildt, Aaron Schildt and Charles Schildt.

Graveside services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Harbaugh Cemetery near Rouzerville, Pa. The Rev. Harold Walton will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Smithsburg Emergency Medical Service, P.O. Box 411, Smithsburg, Md. 21873.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.

 

Ethel V.I. Heiston

Ethel Von "Ikie" Heiston, 78, a resident of Williamsport Nursing Home, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 10, 1918, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin E. and Bessie Mauck Lowe.

Her husband, Junior Leroy Heiston, died in 1985.

She was employed by Murphy Dry Cleaners for many years.

She was a member of Washington Square United Methodist Church, where she served on the Altar Guild for many years.

She also was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Queen Esther Chapter 3; and Funkstown American Legion.

She is survived by one stepson, Ronald Heiston of Hagerstown; three sisters, Suzanne Hollis and Sara Jane Hoyle, both of Hagerstown, and Elizabeth Miller of McAllen, Texas; three stepgrandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Edgar M. Lowe and Francis C. Lowe.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Washington Square United Methodist Church, 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Harold P. Atkins will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., where Order of Eastern Star, Queen Esther Chapter 3 will conduct a service at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington Square United Methodist Church, Capital Improvement Fund, 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.
 

Charles E. Crumbacker

Charles E. Crumbacker, 74, of 15943 B Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, at his home.

Born Aug. 14, 1922, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late William C. and Erma G. James Crumbacker.

He worked as a meat cutter at Clarence Martin Grocery for 36 years. From 1977 until his retirement in 1985, he was employed by the Washington County Board of Education in the maintenance department at North Hagerstown High School.

He was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hagerstown.

He is survived by one daughter, Patsy A. Crumbacker of Hagerstown; one son, Steven C. Crumbacker of Boonsboro; one sister, Catherine Youngblood of San Diego; and three brothers, William Crumbacker, Guy Crumbacker and Warren Crumbacker, all of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eula Clever and Alice White; and three brothers, James Crumbacker, Jess Crumbacker and Howard Crumbacker.

Services will be held Wednesday at noon at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. George Limmer will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport, with a graveside military service conducted by Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Washington County S.P.C.A., 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

Patrick G. Henry Jr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Patrick G. Henry Jr., 73, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1996, at his home.

Born Nov. 23, 1923, in Wilmington, Del., he was the son of the late P. Gordon Sr. and Agnes West Henry.

He was employed at Sexton Can Co. for 38 years, serving as plant manager until his retirement in 1986.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Martinsburg.

He also was a member of Panhandler Squares Square Dancing Club; a member and past master of Robert White Lodge 67 A.F.&A.M.; Deputy Grand Lecturer of Grand Lodge of West Virginia; Lebanon Chapter No. 2 R.A.M.; past commander of Palestine Chapter No. 2; past grand high priest of Royal Arch Masons of West Virginia; received the Knights York Cross of Honor; Martinsburg-Fort Henry York Rite College; Martinsburg Scottish Rite; Knights Cross Court of Honor; Shriner Osiris Temple; Past Grand Tall, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Red Cross of Constantine, Wheeling, W.Va.; past worthy patron Golden Rule Chapter 69 Order of Eastern Star; past advisor, chairman and chapter dad of Martinsburg Chapter Order of DeMolay; member of Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels; past president of Martinsburg Lions Club, a member of Newton D. Baker Post 896, V.F.W.; Berkeley Post 14, American Legion; and Martinsburg Lodge 120, Loyal Order of Moose.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Stella Moser Henry; one daughter, Sharon Lee Kees of Hedgesville, W.Va.; three sons, Patrick Gordon Henry III of Martinsburg, Richard Alan Henry of Decatur, Ala., and Kenneth George Henry of Clifton, Va.; six sisters, Constance Todd, Eloise Hudson, Irene Elliott and Annie Parker, all of Georgetown, Del., Betty Marvel of Dagsboro, Del., and Thelma Bonnivelle of Danielson, Conn.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Shockley; and one brother, Dawson Henry.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church. The Rev. Al Clipp will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery with masonic graveside services by Robert White Lodge No. 67, A.F.&A.M.

Master Masons will meet at the Masonic Temple at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

 

Joanna V.J. Rossi

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Joanna V. "Penny" Jurgiewicz Rossi, 81, of 203 W. Main St., died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1996, at her home.

Born Dec. 15, 1914, in Dickson City, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Balbina Jurgiewicz. Her early life was spent in Dickson City and New Haven, Conn.

She served in the Army Air Force from 1943 to 1946.

During World War II, she worked at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., doing administrative work. During the 1970s and 1980s, she worked for Waynesboro Area School District as an administrative assistant and a teacher's aide.

She was a member of St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Waynesboro.

She had been active in Girl Scouts. Her hobbies included traveling, sewing, and playing bridge.

She is survived by her husband, Adolphus J. Rossi, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, whom she married September 1951; one daughter, Joanne "Penny" Rossi-Monday of Fairfax, Va.; one son, John A. Rossi of Apollo Beach, Fla.; one sister, Ann Pollock of Dickson City; one brother, Barney Jurgiewicz of Dickson City; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Yurgiewicz.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, 12 N. Broad St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. Thomas J. Hemler as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Total Life Center, c/o Waynesboro Hospital, 501 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

 

Donald D. Baker

Donald Daniel Baker, 78, of 527 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 21, 1918, in Benevola, Md., he was the son of the late Harry Daniel and Anna Belle Hammonds Baker.

His wife, Blanche Mary Baker, preceded him in death.

He retired from Charlton Brothers Transportation Co. Inc.

He was a member of the Teamsters Union.

He is survived by three daughters, Donna Maupin, Beverly Godlove and Christine Wolford, all of Hagerstown; two sons, Harry Baker of Chewsville and Donald Baker of Hagerstown; eight sisters, Thelma Harsh and Blanche Ausherman of Florida, Mary Rowland of Downsville, Margaret Campbell of Williamsport, Dowtha Reel, Bessie Eversole, Atalee Smith and Anna Forsythe, all of Hagerstown; one brother, Alvey S. Baker of Clear Spring; two stepbrothers, Norman Baker and Harry E. Stotler of Hagerstown; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Sarah Frye; and one brother, Thurman C. Baker.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Jonathan D. Laye will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

 

Robert W. Heefner

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Robert W. Heefner, 73, of 207 B Goldenrod Road, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Bloomington.

Born May 5, 1923, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Annie M. Heefner.

He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School.

A draftsman at Westinghouse Co., he retired in 1984.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served from 1943 to 1946.

He was a former member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Betty L. Martz Heefner; one son, Eric A. Heefner of Bloomington; and two grandsons.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Cemetery, Wolfsville, Md. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Graveside military honors will be conducted by Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

 

Maurice R. Domenici

Maurice Richard Domenici, 80, of 21314 Leiter St., Hagerstown, died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 9, 1916, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Severino and Petronella Domenici.

He was a 1931 graduate of University of Maryland. He received his master of education degree from Shippensburg College in 1968.

He was employed by Domenici Tire Company until 1958. He taught at St. Maria Goretti High School for two years, and then at Old Washington Street School. He retired from Western Heights Middle School.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hagerstown.

He also was a member of First Hose Fire Co. in Hagerstown, and a former member of Hagerstown Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife, Adeline G. Domenici; one daughter, Mary Frances Domenici of Hagerstown; one son, Dr. Louis J. Domenici of Catonsville, Md.; and two grandsons.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 2, 1996, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 218 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Rev. George A. Limmer will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church or St. Mary's Catholic School, 218 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., North, Hagerstown.

 

Charlotte M. Turner

WILLIAMSPORT - Charlotte Marie Turner, 79, of 15707 Fenton Ave., died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 29, 1917, in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Iva Mae Kennel Scott.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by her husband, Claudis Preston Turner; three daughters, Lois E. Gelwicks and Carol Jean Guessford, both of Hagerstown, and Donna M. Fischer of Williamsport; three sons, Harry P. Turner of Williamsport, Ned W. Turner of Marlowe, W.Va., and Douglas A. Turner of Hagerstown; four sisters, Lolita Ringer of College, Ariz., Buelah Tosten and June Grimm, both of Williamsport, and Sarah Kirkpatrick of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Richard Scott of Hagerstown; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Dixie Lee Kelley; one son, James Elmer Turner; two sisters, Betty Lou Werst and Ruth Anna Whitman; and three brothers, Harry Long, Robert L. Scott and Frank K. Scott.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p .m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport. The Rev. Merle Petre will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, today from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open at 9 a.m.

 

Nellie G. Leather

Nellie G. Leather, 98, formerly of 55 E. North Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1996, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport.

Born July 11, 1898, in Wolfsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Josiah and Mary Jane Wilson Recher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl C. Leather, in 1991.

She was employed by Western Maryland Railway.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown.

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by six sisters, Bessie Recher, Lola Valentine, Maude Dubel, Erma Everly, Delva Minnich and Margaret Itnyre; and two brothers, William Recher and Earl Recher.

Services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. David M. Buchenroth will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday one hour prior to the service.

 

Florence P. Hill

Florence Pramschufer Hill, 73, of Baltimore, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at Franklin Woods Nursing Home in Baltimore.

She was born March 23, 1923.

She is survived by her husband, George L. Hill; two daughters, Georgia Pierne of Hagerstown and Florence Grant of Edinburgh, Scotland; one son, Robert Hill of Ellicott City, Md.; three sisters, Mary Welk, Emily Russell and Eva Pate; and six grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5701 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Family and friends may call at John C. Miller Inc. Funeral Home, 6415 Belair Road, Baltimore, today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

 

Paul E. Mentzer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Paul E. Mentzer, 87, of Franklin County Nursing Home, and formerly of 120 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at Franklin County Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 17, 1909, he was the son of the late William Jacob and Emma May Rock Mentzer.

He attended Waynesboro area schools.

He was employed as a core maker at Teledyne Landis Machine Co.

He is survived by nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

Arrangements are by Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc. in Waynesboro.

 

John W. McNeal

John W. McNeal, 79, of Hagerstown and Buckhannon, W.Va., died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. George Limmer will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.


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