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Alice L. B. Niner

Alice Louise Boteler Niner, 81, of 19607 Foxcroft Circle, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1996, at her home.

Born April 28, 1915, in Weaverton, Md., she was the daughter of the late Robert Edward and Hannah Elizabeth West Boteler.

She was a 1933 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

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

She is survived by her husband, John Henry Niner; one daughter, Linda Jane Niner Pohl of Knoxville, Md.; one son, John Larry Niner of Ringold, Md.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Edith Maeholder.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, with the Rev. John E. Grimm officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery. 

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2150 Boteler Road, Brownsville, Md. 21715, or to Lutheran Home Care Services, Franklin City Office, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Alice M. F. Bloyer

FORT LITTLETON, Pa. - Alice M. Flaugher Bloyer, 65, of the Leisure Living Retirement Center, and formerly of the Waynesboro, Pa., and Cascade areas, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born Dec. 21, 1931, in Cascade, she was the daughter of the late Martin W. and Beulah M. Willard Flaugher.

In the late 1950s she was employed as a waitress at the Famous Texas Lunch, now the John Wallace Kitchen, Waynesboro.

She attended the Open Door Church, Chambersburg, Pa.

She was a member of AARP, Chambersburg chapter.

She is survived by one son, Darrell Bloyer of Mercersburg, Pa.; two sisters, Carolyn Lynch of Lafayette, N.J., and Janet Thompson of Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, Charles Flaugher of Orlando, Fla. and Doug Flaugher of Rouzerville, Pa.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her companion, Earl Deardorff, and two brothers, William Flaugher and Richard Flaugher.

Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Arthur E. Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the 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.

Stella L. Helmick

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Stella Louise "Lynn" Helmick, 53, of 1167 Anthony Highway, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 15, 1943, in Winchester, Va., she was the daughter of the late Otis R. and Nellie M. McKee Stottlemyer. She was the stepdaughter of Helen M. Stottlemyer of Winchester, Va. She spent her early life in Winchester.

She was a 1961 graduate of Handley High School.

She had been employed by Frick Co. and James Shoes as a salesperson, both of Waynesboro, Pa. For the past 20 years, she had been employed by Chambersburg Hospital in public relations.

She was a past member of the Ringgold Church of Christ, Ringgold, where she taught Sunday school for a number of years. She then became a member of Corner Stone Church of Christ, Chambersburg, and the Adult Sunday School Class of the church. She served as treasurer of the finance committee and was the church clerk.

In addition to her stepmother, she is survived by her husband, Donald E. Helmick, whom she married June 22, 1962; one daughter, Pamela S. Felix of Tulsa, Okla.; two sons, Donald Keith Helmick and Richie D. Helmick, both of Chambersburg; one sister, Dorothy M. Lineberg of Winchester; one brother, Norman A. Stottlemyer of Lancaster, Pa.; six grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sarah Felix, and one brother, Otis R. Stottlemyer.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Ringgold Church of Christ, with Pastor Jerry O. Timbrook, Minister Bryan Bailey and Pastor Donald Conley officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Flodia R. S. Hitt

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Flodia Romine Smith Hitt, 100, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996, at City Hospital.

Born Sept. 26, 1896, in Lewis County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Aura Oldaker Romine.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dess Smith, and her second husband, Carson Hitt.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Jane Lew, W.Va.

She also was a member of the Shenandoah Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Hackers Creek Pioneers Descendants, Jane Lew; and Good Hope Chapter 109, Order of Eastern Star.

She is survived by two daughters, Olive Smith Bell and Billie Smith McKinney, both of Martinsburg; three grandchildren, Richard Bell, Kent McKinney and Linda Bell Brown; and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew. The Rev. Ronald C. Brown will officiate. Burial will be in the Friendship I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Lewis County, W.Va.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, today from 7 to 9 p.m., and at Morris Funeral Home on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Thomas A. Daley

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Thomas A. "Tom" Daley, 44, of 541 Hill Top Circle, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Born Aug. 18, 1952, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Clyde T. Daley of Waynesboro and the late Joan R. Pogue Daley. He was the stepson of Joyce Bonebrake Daley of Waynesboro.

He was a 1970 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School. He graduated from Shippensburg College in 1974 with a degree in business. He became a certified public accountant in 1978.

Following graduation, he was employed by Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. accounting firm in Hagerstown for a number of years. He then became controller for Foremost Industries in Greencastle. He then worked for Frank Ruth Accounting out of Gettysburg, Pa., in the Waynesboro office. He was most recently vice president and controller of Hagerstown Block Co. From 1984 to 1994, he was a partner with Daley and Snyder Accounting Office in Waynesboro.

While living in Waynesboro, he was a member of Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church. After moving to Greencastle, he became a member of Greencastle Bible Church.

He was on the board of directors of Heritage Academy in Hagerstown and served as treasurer. He also served on the board of directors of Alexander Hamilton Memorial Library and was treasurer for a number of years. He was a member of the American Institute of CPAs; Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs; Maryland Institute of CPAs; Rotary Club of Waynesboro and Waynesboro Country Club.

In addition to his father and stepmother, he is survived by his wife, Jane E. Glenn Daley, whom he married on July 17, 1971; two daughters, Andrea J. Daley and Karen E. Daley, both at home; one sister, Victoria L. Swope of Zullinger, Pa.; and two nieces.

Services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, 801 Park St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Wilber L. Sites and the Rev. Jeff Ehko will officiate. Burial will be in Quincy Cemetery, Quincy, Pa.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heritage Academy, 12215 Walnut Point West, Hagerstown, Md. 21742; or Greencastle Bible Church Building Fund, 350 Madison St., Greencastle, Pa. 17225.

Makensey D. Phillips

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Makensey Dawn Phillips, 5, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996.

Born May 23, 1991, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of Robert W. and Shelly Walker Phillips II of Martinsburg.

She was a member of the Marlowe Assembly of God Church and attended the Independent Bible Church.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Jessica Breeann Phillips and Hayley Louise Phillips, both at home; maternal grandparents, Barbara and Clifton Brooks Jr. of Keyser, W.Va., and Charles and Leah Walker Sr. of Martinsburg; paternal grandparents, Tom and Carol Smiley of Falling Waters, W.Va.; and aunts and uncles.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. James Haskiell and the Rev. R. Todd Marple will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

George E. Ashbaugh Jr.

BOONSBORO - George Emanuel Ashbaugh Jr., 69, of 18722 Lappans Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 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.

A veteran of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps, he 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, Betty 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 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. Weatherholt 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.

Ellen L. C. Hager

Ellen Louise C. Hager, 73, of 1050 Corbett St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996, at Western Maryland Hospital Center.

Born Feb. 1, 1923, in Clear Spring, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Lola Hawbaker Miles.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl William Lorshbaugh, in 1962, and her second husband, Maurice Hager, in 1973.

She was employed by the Sheraton and retired after 17 years of employment.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol Showe and Darlene Turner, both of Hagerstown; three sons, Carl W. Lorshbaugh of Nova, Pa., Ross Lorshbaugh and Larry Lorshbaugh, both of Hagerstown; five sisters, Alma Johnson, Ida Mason, and Thelma Burke, all of Clear Spring, Isabell Irvin and Judy Bergen, both of Hagerstown; two brothers, Glenn Miles of Hagerstown and David Miles of Martinsburg, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, John Miles, Jesse Miles and Roger Miles.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Raymond H. Shriver will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Fund, 92 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.
 

Donalean M. D. Kelly

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Donalean M. Davis Kelly, 85, of West Main Street, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996, at St. Catherine's Nursing Center, Emmitsburg.

Born Feb. 27, 1911, in Thurmont, Md., she was the daughter of the late George and Gertrude Finneyfrock Davis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frances R. Kelly on Nov. 12, 1993.

She retired from the dietary department of St. Joseph's Provincial House after 39 years of service.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg.

She is survived by two daughters, Ann Marie Green of Emmitsburg and Theresa Mackley of Harrisburg, Pa.; one son, James R. Kelly of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Harvey J. Davis, Harold E. Davis, and Allen F. Davis.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Michael J. Kennedy will be celebrant. The family will meet at Skiles Funeral Home, Emmitsburg, at 10:30 a.m. before going to the church. Burial will be in New St. Joseph's Cemetery, Emmitsburg

Friends may call Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. A Christian Wake service will be held at 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, P.O. Box M, Emmitsburg, Md. 21727.

Jeannette A. Ettinger

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Jeannette A. Ettinger, 77, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at her home.

Born Nov. 29, 1919, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late John and Pansey Raney Armstrong.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl M. Ettinger.

She was a 1938 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

She retired as a cook from North Middle School.

She was a member of the Second Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Susan E. Euler of Martinsburg; one son, Karl A. Ettinger of Martinsburg; one sister, Lydia Hollis of Martinsburg and one brother, Donald Armstrong of Riva, Md.

Services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. R. Shawn Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. 

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Second Baptist Church, 911 North High St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401 or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Ct., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Cora E. Smallwood

BARDANE, W.Va. - Cora Etta Smallwood, 78, of Bardane, died Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at her home.

Born March 29, 1918, in Charles Town, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William and Mandy Walker Redmond.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ardell Smallwood.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by four daughters, Marie Getts of Inwood, W.Va., Shirley Figgins of Front Royal, Va., Sandra Penwell of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Leah Rose of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; four sons, Robert Smallwood of Aikens, S.C., Charles Smallwood of San Diego, Marshall Smallwood at home and Rodney Smallwood of Ranson, W.Va.; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, William Smallwood and Joseph Smallwood; one sister, Mattie Littleton; and four brothers, Junior Redmond, Pete Redmond, Joseph Redmond and Wilbur Redmond.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson. The Rev. James Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Beatrice A. D. Latimer

Beatrice A. Deneen Latimer, 86, of Avalon Manor Nursing Home, Hagerstown, and formerly of Warfordsburg, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996, at the nursing home. 

Born Sept. 13, 1910, in Warfordsburg, she was the daughter of the late Scott O. and Lillian M. Fisher Deneen.

She met and married her husband, Paul Latimer during World War II. He preceded her in death at the Field of Flanders in 1945.

She was employed by the Warfordsburg Elementary School Cafeteria for several years.

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

She was a member of the Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church.

She also was a member of the Warfordsburg Grange and the War-Nee-Do Club. For many years she helped serve dinner to the Warfordsburg Lions Club. She served as secretary of the Warfordsburg Burial Association until she entered Avalon Manor in 1994.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Latimer; one sister, Aura Deneen of Hagerstown; two granddaughters, Cynthia Latimer and Paulette Latimer; one niece; one nephew; and grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Juanita Myers and Martina Dolfman and one brother, Woodrow Deneen.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. William Mielkz officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Viewing will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Southern Fulton High School Scholarship Fund.

Arrangements are by Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Pa.

Pauline V. White

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Pauline Violet White, 96, of 13903 Harbaugh Church Road, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996, at her home.

Born Dec. 18, 1899, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Emma V. Leonard White Sr.

She was a graduate of Columbia Business College.

She retired from Abbie Jane Flowers and had previously been employed by Hagerstown Shoe Co.

She was a life member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

She is survived by one sister, Frances V. White of Waynesboro; a great niece; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Bessie V. White, Mary E. White, Hattie A. White and Margaret R. White; and two brothers, John E. White Jr. and Cleveland W. White.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam At., Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward H. Heim will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Ruth L. Demottez

Ruth Leona Demottez, 71, of 331 Ridge Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 16, 1924, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Walter E. and Nora M. Churchey Marshall.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph D. Demottez Sr. in 1976.

She was a retired employee of the E. J. Fennel Co., Hagerstown.

She is survived by one daughter, Theresa A. Jenkins of Hagerstown; one son, Joseph D. Demottez Jr. of Hagerstown; three sisters, Betty J. Moore of Williamsport, Dolly L. Weismann of Baltimore and Ellen L. Whittington of Hagerstown; four brothers, Walter R. Marshall, Harold S. Marshall, John W. Marshall all of Hagerstown and James H. Marshall of Layton, Utah; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., North Hagerstown. The Rev. Bill L. Clark will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

James A. Bear

FREDERICK, Md. - James Albert Bear, 80, of Montclaire Ave., and formerly of Wolfsville, Md., died Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 15, 1916, in Wolfsville, he was the son of the late James Elmer and Susan Martin Bear.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 33 years, Ida Irene Harshman Bear in 1979.

He was employed by Fairchild Aircraft and retired from Mack Trucks, Hagerstown, in 1982.

He was a member of Garfield United Methodist Church, Garfield.

He was a charter member of the Wolfsville Ruritan Club for 39 years; a member of the Wolfsville Senior Citizens Food and Friends and was a Board of Election judge in Frederick County.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Geraldine Gosnell Abrecht Bear; three daughters, Janet Bear Ander of Baltimore, Jacque Elizabeth Bear and Joan Louise Bear, both of Wolfsville; one son, James Dennis Bear of Wolfsville; one stepdaughter, Dawn Moss of Frederick; six grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Garfield United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Randall S. Reid and the Rev. Hayden Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Cemetery, Wolfsville.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Garfield United Methodist Church, 12477 Wolfsville Road, Myersville, Md. 21773 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Lillian E. H. Teare

Lillian Ethel Harrison Teare, 94, of Ravenwood Nursing Care Center, Hagerstown, died Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at the home.

Born Dec. 25, 1901, in Caldwell, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Samuel David and Lillian Hope Harrison. 

She married her husband, Philip Teare on June 26, 1925. He preceded her in death in 1967. She lived in Denville, N.J. and moved to Smithsburg in 1990.

She was a graduate of Caldwell High School and Montclair State Normal School both in New Jersey.

She was an elementary school teacher in Morris County, N.J. until her retirement in 1953.

She was a member of the Washington Square United Methodist Church, Md. She was a former member of The United Methodist Church, Rockaway, N.J.

She is survived by one daughter, Jane Winfrey of Smithsburg; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

A memorial service will be held in New Jersey at the convenience of the family. 

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Local arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Robert L. Andrews Jr.

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Robert L. Andrews Jr., 53, of 1056 Apple Way, died Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at his home.

Born Aug. 30, 1943, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of Robert L. and Mable Hartman Andrews Sr. of Chambersburg.

He was employed as a truck driver by Bill Miller Trucking Co., formerly Charles Karper Trucking, Inc.

He attended Oasis of Love Church, Shippensburg, Pa.

He enjoyed hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Doreinda Elliott Andrews, whom he married in 1954; one son, Devery Robert Andrews of Fayetteville, N.C.; two sisters, Barbara Brohawn of Duck Key, Fla., and Suzanne Johnston of Birdsboro, Pa.; two brothers, James A. Andrews of McConnellsburg, Pa. and Alan Andrews of St. Thomas; one granddaughter and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 6492 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas. The Rev. Elvina Miller, D.D. will officiate. Burial will be in Stinger Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Monday. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open from 2 to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Mary Ann Petrucci

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mary Ann Petrucci, 87, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born March 19, 1909, in Trisungo, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Augustine and Frances Angelucci Saladini.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Petrucci Sr.

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

She also was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court 392; the Sons of Italy and City Hospital Women's Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth J. Bigiarelli of Martinsburg; four sons, Anthony P. Petrucci of Stewartstown, Pa., Franklin D. Petrucci, Raymond T. Petrucci, both of Martinsburg and Bernard M. Petrucci of Lakeland, Fla.; four sisters, Clemantine Piccolomini of Kearneysville, W.Va., Rose Stuck of Palamyra, Pa., Arra Corrado of Hershey, Pa. and Clara Shoemaker of Punta Gorda, Fla.; two brothers, Ralph Saladini and Pasquale Saladini, both of Baltimore; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas A. Petrucci; one sister, Louise Moore and one brother, Angelo Saladini.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. John V. DiBacco Jr. as celebrant. Burial prayers will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. A vigil service will be conducted at 8 p.m.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Joseph's Catholic School, 336 S. Queen St., Martinsburg.

The family will meet at Brown Funeral Home Monday at 9:30 a.m. before going to the church.

Pauline N. Baker

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Pauline N. Baker, 73, of Manheim Road, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996 at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born April 3, 1923, in Rouzerville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John L. and Mary Jane Kauffman Downin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay R. Baker in 1990.

She was employed by Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro and Hess's Packing House at Five Forks.

She was a member of Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by three daughters, Thelma J. Parker, Cheryl A. Cramer, both of Waynesboro, and Linda K. Belden of Newville, Pa.; two sons, Gary L. Baker of Chambersburg, Pa. and Ralph E. "Eddy" Baker of Waynesboro; two sisters, Ethel M. Davis of Smithsburg and June L. Stine of Shady Grove, Pa.; a twin brother, Paul Downin Sr. of Quincy, Pa.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Harbaugh Cemetery near Rouzerville. Pastor Wilbur F. Besecker and Pastor H. Ray Kipe will officiate. 

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church, 9244 Five Forks Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Ellen L. Hager

Ellen Louise Hager, 73, of 1050 Corbett St., Hagerstown, who died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996, was known by the nickname "C."

Alice M. F. Bloyer

FORT LITTLETON, Pa. - Alice M. Flaugher Bloyer, of the Leisure Living Retirement Center, and formerly of the Waynesboro, Pa., and Cascade areas, who died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996, was 64 years old.

Alice L. B. Niner

Alice Louise Boteler Niner, 81, of 19607 Foxcroft Circle, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996, at her home. 

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, John Henry Niner.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Edith Mae Holder.
 

Louella J. K. Reed

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Louella J. Kauffman Reed, 71, of 10800 Country Club Rd., died Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born in Quincy Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John W. and Beulah Elizabeth Monn Kauffman. She lived her early life in the Mont Alto, Pa., area.

She married her husband, Edmond M. "Ed" Reed Sr., on Sept. 22, 1944. He preceded her in death on April 12, 1995.

She was employed by the Mont Alto Shirt Factory; Hess Manufacturing in Quincy, Pa., and Connie's Sportswear, Waynesboro, where she was a seamstress.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by one daughter, Pamela S. Mitchell of Rouzerville, Pa.; two sons, Edmond M. Reed Jr. of Mont Alto and John W. Reed of Waynesboro; two brothers, Douglas R. Kauffman of Waynesboro, and Charles R. Kauffman of Fox Hill, Pa.; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; one great-grandson; 10 step great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Lola M. Dawson

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Lola M. Dawson, 91, of McConnellsburg, and formerly of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996, at the home of her daughter, Anne Marie Richards.

Born July 19, 1905, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Richard M. and Ida Widmyer Henry.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph William Waugh in 1929 and her second husband, Charles E. Dawson in 1970.

She had been employed by the former Interwoven Mills in Berkeley Springs.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by one stepdaughter, Marie Valentine of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one stepson, James Dawson; and two brothers, Lester Henry and Harry Henry.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. David Carroll will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

Viewing will be held Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Richard V. Barger

BOONSBORO - Richard Vernon Barger, 67, of 28 High St., died Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 10, 1929, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late James and Helen Shank Barger.

He was a painter.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a member of VFW Post 1936.

He is survived by his companion, Lillian Moser of Boonsboro; three daughters, Karen Wiley, Donna Showe and Diane Deener, all of Hagerstown; four sons, Dennis Barger of Williamsport, Robert Barger and David Barger, both of Hagerstown and Richard Barger II of Keedysville; two sisters, Belle Kroboth and Catherine Barnhart, both of Hagerstown; one brother, Haymor Barger of Hagerstown; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Richard Barger III.

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

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

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to Karen Wiley, 1011 Pope Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Donald J. Sharff

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Donald Joseph Sharff, 68, of Route 3, died Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Feb. 26, 1928, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Laura Belle Kisner Sharff.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, E. Frances Sharff and his second wife, Goldie Sharff.

He was employed by Eagle School Auto Parts; was the owner and operator of Sharff Electric and Plumbing and in 1994 retired from the Berkeley County Court.

He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

He also was a member of Martinsburg Lodge 120, Loyal Order of Moose; was a York Rite Mason; a member of Equality Lodge No. 44, A. F. & A. M.; Lebanon Chapter 2, R. A. M.; and Palestine Commandry 2, Knights Templar.

He is survived by three daughters, Gena M. Morrison, Mary Pat Slayman and Christina M. Sharff, all of Martinsburg; two sons, Jerry L. Morrison of Martinsburg and Donald J. Sharff II of Sturgis, S.D.; three sisters, Frances Barthlow, Dorothy Chambers, both of Martinsburg and Gail Greenfield; one brother, Paul Sharff of Martinsburg; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul C. Stanley officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

Aretta H. C. Fairfax

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Aretta H. Cave Fairfax, 88, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born March 3, 1908, in Blueridge, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Rebecca McDougal.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Cave in 1972 and her second husband, Clyde Fairfax.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by one daughter with whom she resided, Rebecca Nadenbousch; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Dorothy Emery and Edith Shriver; three sons, Fred Cave, James Cave and Willard S. Cave; three sisters; one brother; and two grandchildren, Craig Shriver and David Emery.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Donald L. Preston officiating. Burial will be in the Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, West Virginia Division, 2428 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, W.Va. 25311.

Charles P. Fouke Jr.

Charles Preston Fouke Jr., 71, of 19835 Bennie Drive, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996, at his home.

Born Feb. 18, 1925, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles P. and Mae B. Davis Fouke Sr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Forsyth Fouke, in 1991.

He retired from Conrail Railroad after 43 years of service.

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

He was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

He also was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

He is survived by one daughter, Ola Vee Jones of Hagerstown; two sons, Charles P. Fouke III of Eldersburg, Md., and Jay A. Fouke of Bluffton, S.C.; one sister, Mary Virginia Harman of Hagerstown; three brothers, John R. Fouke, Richard E. Fouke and Nevin L. Fouke, all of Hagerstown; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Martin Rudolph will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Ruth L. Demottez

Ruth Leona Demottez, 71, of 331 Ridge Ave., Hagerstown, who died Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, is survived by a special friend, Victor Stotler.


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