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Phyllis V. Kidwell

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Phyllis V. Kidwell, 61, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born June 10, 1935, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William and Elsie Tharp.

She was a member of Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph F. Kidwell; two daughters, Gail D. Miller of Greencastle, Pa., and Kimberly K. Spinks of Crimora, Va.; two sons, Cary L. Kidwell and Terry L. Kidwell, both of Martinsburg; one sister, Helen Grapes of Martinsburg; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, LouAnn Kidwell.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor Jack Rudy will officiate. Burial will be in Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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

Thomas W. Hoffman

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Thomas W. "Tom" Hoffman, 48, of 13893 Crest Ave., died Monday, Dec. 2, 1996, at his home.

Born May 26, 1948, in Elton, Pa., he was the son of Robert and Anna Callihan Hoffman of Waynesboro. He lived his early life in Windber, Pa.

He attended Windber area schools until moving to Waynesboro in 1963. He was a 1966 graduate of Waynesboro Senior High School. He attended Shippensburg State College for one year.

He was employed by Grove Manufacturing Co., Shady Grove, Pa., in the parts publications department for nearly 20 years. He then worked a short time for Craig's Concrete, Greencastle, Pa. and then at the Nazareth Group, Inc., Waynesboro, presently called Waynesboro Design. From August 1988 until the present he was employed as the senior technical writer for Ingersoll-Rand Co., Shippensburg.

He was a veteran of the Army National Guard of Pennsylvania, serving from 1967 until 1974. He served with Troop C First Squadron 104th Armored Cavalry (The Governor's Troop).

He was a member of the Waynesboro Church of the Brethren and the Good Shepherd Sunday School Class. He also served on various committees within the church and served as youth advisor for a number of years. He had currently been serving as a deacon, usher and chairman of the Church Board.

He was affiliated with the Pen Mar Youth League for a number of years, where he coached the Mets Baseball Team, Stallion Football Team and the youth basketball at the Waynesboro Y.M.C.A.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Bonnie Kay Maun Hoffman, whom he married July 20, 1968; one daughter, Gina R. Wagaman of Waynesboro; one son, Thomas R. Hoffman of Waynesboro; two sisters, Donna Chaney of Hagerstown and Judy Weaver of Windber; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 117 S. Church St., Waynesboro. Pastor John Paul Holsey and Pastor Brent K. Driver will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. 

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, and one hour prior to the services at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 117 S. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Charles E. Reynolds

SMITHSBURG - Charles E. Reynolds, 42, of Greensburg Road, who died Monday, Dec. 2, 1996, was preceded in death by one brother, Norman R. Reynolds.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Joel D. Reynolds Trust Fund, c/o Hagerstown Trust, 83 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; to the family of Charles E. Reynolds, 13137 Greensburg Road, Smithsburg, Md. 21783; to Ringgold Church of Christ, 14420 Barkdoll Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742; or to Young Life of Washington County, 6358 Coffman Farm Road, Keedysville, Md. 21756.

Lester M. Howard

BETHESDA, Md. - Lester Maxfield Howard, 95, of Bethesda, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at the Second Family Home, Berkeley County, W.Va.

Born June 1, 1901, in Brockton, Mass., he was the son of the late Walter T. and Jennie Nord Howard.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elta Odessa Howard, on Oct. 10, 1990.

He retired as a master sergeant from the U.S. Air Force. He served during World War II. Later he worked for McDonnell-Douglas.

He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Greenville, Texas.

He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Greenville and St. Louis.

He is survived by one son, Jon L. Howard of Bethesda and one niece.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Susie Purchase, and one brother, Wellington Howard.

Services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. 

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Wilson E. Thomas

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Wilson E. Thomas, 81, of 232 Linden Ave., died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Nov. 13, 1915, in Mercersburg, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Mullenix Thomas.

He worked at the former Lowengart Tannery and Mercersburg Academy. He also was employed by the following garages: Taylor's, Kaiser & Frazer, Grossnickles, Frank Gayman, Clyde Fox, and Bob Hoffman, all of Mercersburg. In the early 1970s he opened his own business, Wilson's Radiator & Auto Body of Mercersburg, retiring in 1988.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II, and was honorably discharged.

He and his wife, Margaret Koser Thomas, were married on Oct. 31, 1936. They were known for "Hymn Time" which started in 1953 on radio station WCHA and currently airs on WKSL radio every Sunday at 8 a.m.

He was a member of Faith Temple Church of Cearfoss, Md.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Larry E. Thomas Sr. of Mercersburg; three sisters, Goldie Clever and Martha Pittman, both of Mercersburg, and Eva Ricker of State Line, Pa.; two brothers, James Thomas of Mercersburg and Roy Thomas of Oceola Mills, Pa.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by one grandson, one sister and one brother.

Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. at Faith Temple, Cearfoss. The Rev. Ronald Lynch, the Rev. W. David Kent, and the Rev. Roy E. Brake Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church.

Frank P. Suehowicz

AURORA, Ohio - Frank P. Suehowicz, 84, of 889 N. Aurora Road, and formerly of Orchard Road, Hancock, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at Anna Maria Nursing Home in Aurora.

Born April 1, 1912, in Brownsville, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Mary Suehowicz.

His first wife, Helen Roscoe Suehowicz, died in 1952.

His second wife, Wilda Hinkle Suehowicz, died in 1994.

He was a former coal miner and for many years owned and operated Lincoln Park Tavern in New Windsor, Md. He was also a carpenter supervisor and surveyor in the Washington, D.C., area.

He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Hancock.

He also was a member of Knights of Columbus and the United Mine Workers local in Mather, Pa.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary Frances Pochron of Grasonville, Md., and Carolyn Jean Arbuckle of Aurora; two sons, Fred Savage of Westminster, Md., and Jack Hinkle of Mardela Springs, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, John Suehowicz, William Suehowicz and Julius Suehowicz; and infant sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Hancock, with the Rev. George W. Glick as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock, where a rosary will be said at 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's Catholic Church, High Street, Hancock, Md. 21750.

Sandra K. Perry

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Sandra K. Perry, 51, of Hedgesville, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born June 29, 1945, in Oceana, W.Va., she was the daughter of Jane Stewart King of Oceana and the late Robert King.

She was owner and operator of Mountain Made Memories Arts and Crafts.

She was a member of the Hedgesville Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Bill Perry; one daughter, Janie Norris of Front Royal, Va.; three sisters, Alma Britton of Poquoson, Va., Sharon Burth of Orlando, Fla. and Connie Rankin of Monroe, N.C.; and one brother, Thomas King of Arlington, Va.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va. The Rev. James Carpenter will officiate. Burial will be in the Shenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester.

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

The family suggest memorial donations be made to Hedgesville Baptist Church, Hedgesville, W.Va. 25427, or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 578, Falling Waters, W.Va. 25419.

Martin L. Butts

Martin Luther Butts, 91, of 112 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 14, 1905, in Burkittsville, Md., he was the son of the late Martin Edgar and Carrie Lovitta Butts.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores Thelma Butts, on Feb. 18, 1983.

He retired from the Washington County Board of Education.

He was a member of the Faith Chapel.

He also was a member of AARP.

He is survived by three daughters, Martine G. Earley, Shirley J. Stickler and Thelma V. A. Rohrer, all of Hagerstown; one son, Terry M. S. Butts of Hagerstown; one stepsister, Zelda Howler of Boonsboro; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Betty D. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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

Mary C. Greenfield

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mary C. Greenfield, 76, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Dec. 2, 1996, at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.

Born May 29, 1920, in Romney, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Manning Haines and Maggie Shingelton Collins.

She was retired and formerly employed at Kings Daughters Hospital and Perfection Garment Co. 

She was a member of the Patmos Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Patricia L. Everitts and Betty J. Butler, both of Martinsburg, and Marilyn J. Light of Hedgesville, W.Va.; three sons, Charles E. Greenfield of Martinsburg, Richard L. Greenfield of Barnwell, S.C. and Larry D. Greenfield of Groton, Conn.; one sister, Nellie Pitcock of Toms Brook, Va.; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Delores Greenfield; one son, Vernon W. Greenfield Jr.; and one brother, Dailey J. Collins.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Elder Robert Sweeney will officiate. Burial will be in Butlers Chapel Cemetery.

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

Clarence E. Heintzelman

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Funeral services for Clarence E. "Cork" Heintzelman, 57, of 44 W. 4th St., who died Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996, will be held today at 1 p.m. at Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., corner of South Church and West Second streets, Waynesboro. The Rev. Wilbur Besecker will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant United Brethren in Christ Cemetery in Chambersburg.

Rachel V. J. Hafer

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Rachel Virginia Jennings Hafer, 77, of Shepherdstown, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 1996, at the home of her daughter, Louise Hafer Corderman, of Fredericksburg, Va.

She grew up in Winchester, Va. and was the daughter of the late Herbert Henry and Louise Linthicum Jennings. She lived in Middleway, W.Va., and Round Hill, Va., before settling in Shepherdstown.

She married her husband, James Stanley Hafer, in 1947. He preceded her in death in 1973.

She was a graduate of Handley High School. She attended the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore. She was employed by Glen L. Martin Co., Baltimore, as one of the first female draftsmen. She also was a real estate agent for Greg Didden and Associates of Shepherdstown.

During World War II, she joined the American Red Cross and served in England, France and Germany.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, where she served as Junior Warden of the Vestry and was a lay reader/chalicist.

She was an enthusiastic student of painting and a strong supporter of local artists.

She is survived by two more daughters, Jan Hafer of Bethesda, Md., and Annelise Hafer of Silver Spring, Md.; two sons, Karl Hafer of Chicago and Timothy Hafer of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one sister, Mary Jennings Hoover of Bridgewater, Va.; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Jennings and Henry Jennings.

Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Shepherdstown. The Rev. G.T. Schramm will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the home of her son, Tim Hafer, 102 North Tennessee Ave., Martinsburg.

Memorial donations may be made to the James S. Hafer Memorial Scholarship Fund, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W.Va. 25443.

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

Mary E. Smedley

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mary E. Smedley, 69, of 183 Cleveland Ave., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 1996, at her home.

Born Sept. 5, 1927, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Richard J. and Ida Mae Talhelm Smedley.

She attended Waynesboro schools.

She is survived by two brothers, Richard D. Smedley of Chambersburg, Pa., and Robert W. Smedley of Waynesboro; four nieces and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia M. Wiles, in 1983.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. Pastor John Paul Holsey will officiate. 

There will be no public viewing.

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

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Wanda A. Davis

WILLIAMSPORT - Wanda Alberta Davis, 74, of 17 E. Sunset Ave., died Monday, Dec. 2, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 23, 1922, in Dargan, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Cohill and Faye Pauline Huff Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Clint "Johnny" Davis, in 1995.

She was employed as a supervisor by Maryland Ribbon Co.

She was a member of New Life Christian Ministries, Williamsport.

She also was a member of AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Judith Ann Wagner, of Williamsport; one son, Johnny Oscar Davis, at home; one sister, Myrl Henson, of Hagerstown, and one grandson.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Mirtin Johnson.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. Pastor Kenneth Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open Thursday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

Blanchard G. Shade

BOLIVAR, W.Va. - Blanchard G. Shade, 84, of Locust Grove Rest Home, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 1996, at Integrated Health Services at Charles Town, W.Va.

He was born July 4, 1912, in West Virginia.

He was a retired coal miner.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was the last member of his immediate family.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Fairview Lutheran Cemetery in Bolivar. The Rev. Franklin Myers will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
 

George Eigenbrode

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - George Eigenbrode, 70, of 12846 Skiway Ave., died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Jan. 13, 1926, in Rouzerville, Pa., he was the son of the late Maurice L. and Alice B. Naugle Eigenbrode.

He was a 1943 graduate of Washington Township High School.

He was employed as a draftsman in the engineering department of Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro. He also worked for Fairchild Aircraft, Hagerstown, and Frick Co., Waynesboro. Prior to retiring in February, 1996, he worked at Grove Worldwide in Shady Grove, Pa., for 28 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II in the South Pacific.

He attended Fairview Avenue Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn M. Hall Eigenbrode, whom he married June 24, 1950; two daughters, Patricia D. Walton and Sue A. Petrie, both of Waynesboro; two sons, G. David Eigenbrode and Timothy H. Eigenbrode, both of Waynesboro; four sisters, Miriam Pryor of Newville, Pa., June Cool and Virginia Peiffer, both of Waynesboro, and Mary Jane Etter of Greencastle, Pa.; two brothers, Donald Eigenbrode of Hagerstown and John Eigenbrode of Waynesboro; eight grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Dorothy Jean Eigenbrode, and two brothers, Edwin Eigenbrode and Glenn Eigenbrode.

Memorial services will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Fairview Avenue Brethren in Christ Church. Pastor John D. Fickett will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

There will be no public viewing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Deacon's Fund of the Fairview Avenue Brethren in Christ Church, 152 Fairview Ave., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268, or the Red Run Park Express Train Fund, c/o Washington Township, 11102 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Mary R. Stewart

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mary R. Stewart, 81, of Village Square, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996, at her home.

Born April 16, 1915, in Letterkenny Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Saul and Mary Crouse Sollenberger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David H. Stewart, on Nov. 26, 1991.

She was employed as a presser by the former Shirt Craft Co., Shippensburg, Pa., until her retirement. She also worked as a weaver for the former Grey Line Hosiery Co., Chambersburg.

She was a member of Prince Street United Brethren Church, Shippensburg.

She is survived by two brothers, Harry Elwood Sollenberger of Fayetteville, Pa., and Kenneth L. Sollenberger of Chambersburg; and one cousin who was raised with her, Dorcas E. Helmuth of Chambersburg.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Chaplain Vernon D. Isner will officiate. Burial will be in Air Hill Cemetery, Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Gonzalo Quinto

SMITHSBURG - Gonzalo Quinto, 85, of Bradbury Avenue, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 1996, at his home.

Born June 13, 1911, in Canton, China, he was the son of the late Louis and Gin See Quinto.

He is survived by his wife, Wong See Quinto; four daughters, Mee Fong Lee, Lan Fong Wong, Funa Quinto and Lena Cline; and two sons, Manuel Quinto and William Quinto.

Services will be held Monday at Forest Lawn Mortuary, 21300 E. Via Verde Drive, Covina, Calif. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

George E. Ashbaugh Jr.

BOONSBORO - George Emanuel Ashbaugh Jr., 69, of 18722 Lappans Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1996, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born July 8, 1927, in Middletown, Md., he was the son of the late George Emanuel and Mary S. Boyer Ashbaugh Sr.

He was a retired brick and block mason.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps, having served during World War II.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of American Legion Post 202, Williamsport and Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Cooper Ashbaugh, whom he married Oct. 18, 1948; one daughter, Linda Shoemaker of Hagerstown; two sons, George E. Ashbaugh III and Daniel L. Ashbaugh, both of Boonsboro; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Elizabeth Ashbaugh, Lilly Ashbaugh and Helen Smith; and three brothers, Auston Ashbaugh, Kenneth Ashbaugh and John Ashbaugh.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Anne O. Weatherhold will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Lappans.

There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Co. 69, P.O. Box 7, Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

Hector Noriega Jr.

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Hector Noriega Jr., 14, of Bunker Hill, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at his home.

Born Jan. 8, 1982, in Juarez, Mexico, he was the son of Hector and Rosa Chaparro Noriega Sr. of Martinsburg, W.Va.

He was a student at the Eastern Panhandle Training Center.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Rosmary Noriega and Elia Noriega, both at home; one brother, Frank Noriega at home; maternal grandparents, Elia and Jesus Chaparro of Chih, Mexico; and paternal grandparents, Hector and Guadalupe Noriega of El Paso, Texas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. The Rev. Jose Salazar will be celebrant. Burial prayers will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

The family will meet at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, at 10:15 a.m. today before going to the church.

Robert A. Conklin

Robert A. Conklin, 81, of Avalon Manor Nursing Home, Hagerstown, and formerly of 7904 Witmer Court, Frederick, Md., died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 25, 1915, in Englewood, N.J., he was the son of the late August and Nora Brennan Conklin. He lived most of his life in Bergen Co., N.J.

He was a retired employee of New Jersey Bell in Bergenfield, N.J.

He was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Geneva Thompson Conklin; two daughters, Doris Conklin of Highland Park, N.J., and Eileen Conklin of Wolfsville, Md.; and one grandson.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery, Wolfsville. The Rev. Fred L. Cudlipp will officiate.

Friends may call Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown, Md. 

Marguerite L. McNamee

Marguerite L. McNamee, 90, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 26, 1906, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Samuel E. and Flora E. Turner Snook.

She is survived by one daughter, Dolores F. Harris of Garrett Park, Md.; one son, Ennis A. Mummert of Williamsport; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Charles J. Hull

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Charles J. Hull, 76, of 483 E. Baltimore St., died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Born Feb. 27, 1920, in Thomas, W.Va., he was the son of the late William M. and Anna Shuman Hull.

He was a graduate of Allegheny High School, Cumberland, Md.

He was a retired drafting designer with Fairchild. Earlier he worked for Coca-Cola in Cumberland.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the Navy Reserve as a chief petty officer in 1980 after 20 years of service.

He was a member of the Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319, Greencastle, and the U.S. Navy Fleet Reserve Association.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Frances E. Harr Hull; four daughters, Patricia Majewski and Rebecca Hess, both of Greencastle, Deborah Brand of Hagerstown and Theresa Bailey of Frederick, Md.; two brothers, Homer H. Hull of Cumberland and William B. Hull of Atlanta; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle. The Rev. Donald M. Bohn will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle. 

There will be no public viewing.

Catherine J. Everts

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Catherine Julia Everts, 79, of Charles Town, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born March 17, 1917, in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Betty Painter Kellson.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Joseph M. Everts; and one son, Joseph W. Everts of Charles Town.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Darlene Everts, in 1947; and two sisters, Bertha Manuel and Mary Buzzard.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town. The Rev. James Smith will officiate. 

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home.

Marion T. Roane

Marion T. Roane, 91, of 424 N. Prospect St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at Williamsport Nursing Home.

Born March 24, 1905, in Corry, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank J. and Margaret Sweeney Gack.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arden E. Roane, in 1962.

She was employed by the W. H. Reisner Manufacturing Co. for 47 years, retiring at the age of 78.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas A. Roane of Hagerstown and Robert Z. Roane Sr. of Smithsburg; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, one brother and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be said Friday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Rev. George Limmer will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Visitation will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Prayers will be offered at 6:45 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Elmer L. Gregory Jr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Elmer L. Gregory Jr., 60, formerly of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at Point Pleasant Hospital, Point Pleasant, W.Va.

Born Sept. 4, 1936, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Elmer L. and Mabel Paige Stokes Gregory Sr.

He is survived by two sisters, Loretta Tharp and Shirley Gregory, both of Martinsburg, and one brother, Curtis Gregory of Pikeside, W.Va.

Services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Johnny Kelley will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

Frank E. Bell

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Frank E. Bell, 83, of 6988 Tippetts Drive, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Dec. 29, 1912, in White Plains, N.Y., he was the son of the late Frank E. and Elizabeth Yard Bell Sr.

He was educated as a teacher and coach at Princeton University and The University of Illinois, where he played varsity football under coach Bob Zuppke. He came to Mercersburg in 1963 as a faculty member of the Mercersburg Academy and taught math until his retirement in 1980.

He was a three-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. He was honorably discharged as a lieutenant commander.

He was an associate member of the Presbyterian Church of Mercersburg.

He was a member of the Rotary Club; Harry Lackhove American Legion Post 517; Clarence Armstrong VFW Post 6241 and the board of directors of Meals On Wheels, all of Mercersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemund Purdy Bell, whom he married July 7, 1945; one daughter, Elizabeth L. Bell of Southbury, Conn.; two sons, Frank E. Bell III of Santa Maria, Calif., and Charles E. Bell of Lakeville, Conn.; one sister, Elizabeth DeWitt of Woodstock, N.Y., and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Mercersburg. The Rev. Michael K. Miller and the Rev. Paul Galey will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to the Presbyterian Church, c/o Donald Johnston, 34 W. Seminary St., Mercersburg, Pa. 17236, to Mercersburg Academy, c/o director of development, Mercersburg, or to Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg.


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