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Boyd Ellis Jr.

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Boyd Ellis Jr., 73, of Rt. 1, died Monday, Dec. 9, 1996, at his home.

Born Nov. 1, 1923, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Boyd Ellis and Mary Lee Brown Ellis.

He was a 1942 graduate of Hedgesville High School.

He was employed by DuPont for 30 years, retiring in 1983. 

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served during World War II in the South Pacific.

He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church.

He had served as a scout master of Boy Scout Troop 16, Marlowe, W.Va., and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boy Scouts. He was a life member of Newton D. Baker Post 896, VFW; a member of Berkeley Lodge 37, A. F.&A. M.; a York and Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Mason, K. C. C. H.; a member of Palestine Commandery 2, Knights Templar and Lebanon Chapter 2, R. A. M.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Cathleen Pauline Shanholtz Ellis; one daughter, Barbara June Cline of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two sons, Boyd Timothy Ellis of Martinsburg and Jeffrey Lynn Ellis of Falling Waters; two sisters, Dorothy L. Shickle of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Mary Lou Thomas of Clear Spring; two brothers, Charles L. Ellis of Clearbrook, Va., and James B. Ellis of Martinsburg; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Harmony United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Don Gribble officiating. Burial with Masonic graveside services by Berkeley Lodge 37, A. F.&A. M. will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

The family suggest memorial donations be made to Harmony United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1510, Falling Waters, W.Va. 25419 or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

The casket will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services. Master Masons will meet at the Lodge Hall at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

G. Agnes Whetzel

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - G. Agnes Whetzel, 71, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, at her home.

Born July 14, 1925, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Carroll W. and Maude V. Paggett Zombro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman R. Whetzel.

She was a member of Newton D. Baker Post 896, VFW, Ladies Auxiliary; Berkeley Post 14, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary; Martinsburg Chapter 738, Women of the Moose; Ladies of the Elks. She was a lifetime member of Eagles Club Post 4179.

She is survived by three daughters, Norma Kay Whetzel of Silver Spring, Md., Carolyn N. Stover of Ruidoso, N.M., and Lou Ann Ellis of Martinsburg; one son, George Robert Whetzel of Martinsburg; one sister, Mabel Habig of Charles Town, W.Va.; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six sisters, Annie Mauzy, Dorothy Zombro, Margaret Greer, Myrtle Iker, Frances Chew and Marvis Neale; and two brothers, Joseph Zombro and Charles Zombro.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Jack T. Sutor Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

Elizabeth S. Grimes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Elizabeth Schaibley Grimes, 87, of Louisville, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996, in Louisville.

She was a native of Waynesboro, Pa., and a former resident of Hagerstown.

She was a partner of the old Grimes Press in Louisville.

She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth G. Williams of Louisville; one son, Byron J. Grimes II of Richmond, Va.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are by Pearson Funeral Home, Louisville.

Henry E. Trinewell

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Henry E. Trinewell, 92, of Franklin County Nursing Home, and formerly of 3505 Mountain Road, Mercersburg, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born March 2, 1904, in Cove Gap, Pa., he was the son of the late William and Nettie Caution Trinewell.

He was employed by the following saw mill operators during his life: S. V. Bridendolph; Lee Rockwell; L. J. Rockwell; and John Mellott, all of Mercersburg. He was last employed by Earl Carbaugh Masonry.

He attended Kings Apostles Holiness Church of God, Cove Gap.

He is survived by eight nieces, Evelyn Stoner, Imogene Firsby, Betty Keith, Janice Keith, Carolyn Keith and Janet Cuff, all of Mercersburg, Leulla Crittenden of Chambersburg, and Helen McKoy of Hagerstown; and 10 nephews, Jack Keith, James Keith, Harry Keith and Charles Trinewell Jr., all of Mercersburg, Lawrence Caution, William Caution and Ron Keith, all of Chambersburg, Raymond Keith of Fayetteville, Pa., Kenneth Keith of Seoul, Korea, and Joseph Keith of Phoenix.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Patricia A. Tillman will officiate. Burial will be in Zion Union Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the services Friday in the funeral home.

Maurice F. Garver

Maurice Frederick "Red" Garver, 82, of Hagerstown, died Monday, Dec. 9, 1996, at his home.

Born April 29, 1914, in Smithsburg, he was the son of the late Carl Leiter and Mable Ruth Miller Garver.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel May Garver, on July 29, 1995.

He was employed by the Washington County Board of Education. He earlier was employed by Beaver Mechanical and Fridinger-Ritchie Co., Inc.

A veteran of the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he served during World War II with the Black Panther Division.

He was a member of American Legion, Dixon Troxell Post 211, Funkstown.

He is survived by one daughter, Donna J. Settle of Hagerstown; one sister, Mildred Pryor of Smithsburg and one grandchild, Noel Thomas Settle of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Garver Jr.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Ringgold, Md. The Rev. David M. Buchenroth will officiate. 

The family will receive friends Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. preceding the procession to the Cemetery, at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Elizabeth M. Dillow

INWOOD, W.Va. - Elizabeth M. Dillow, 54, of Inwood, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996, at her home.

Born May 31, 1942, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late George and Thelma Hardy Painter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Dillow.

She is survived by one daughter, Margaret L. Dillow of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; two sisters, Ruby LaBelle of Bunker Hill and Isabelle Riggleman of Charles Town, W.Va.; three brothers, George E. Painter and Richard Painter, both of Millville, W.Va., and Donald Painter of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Christopher Scott Dillow and Stewart Edward Dillow; one sister, Margaret Ann Painter; and one brother, Mearle Franklin Painter.

Services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Lee R. Strickler will officiate. Burial will be in Gerrardstown Presbyterian Cemetery.

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

Earl M. Winpigler

ROCKY RIDGE, Md. - Earl Monroe "Bud" Winpigler, 79, of 9919 Longs Mill Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born June 21, 1917, in Araby, Md., he was the son of the late Charles Marshall and Ida Hamilton Winpigler.

He ran a dairy farm in the Woodsboro area from 1950 until his retirement in 1971. He earlier was employed as a ship builder in Baltimore. After retirement, he was a self-employed carpenter.

He was a member of the Emmanuel Chapel of Smithsburg.

He also was a member of the AARP.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gladys Berger Winpigler; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by six sisters, Annie Winpigler, Edna Redmond, Alta Wright, Erma Summers, Grace Horman and Nellie Wachter; and five brothers, Jesse Winpigler, Frank Winpigler, Charles Winpigler, James Winpigler and Lewis "Rush" Winpigler.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Chapel, 12011 Boyer Drive, Smithsburg. The Rev. Jonathan D. Laye will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

Friends may call Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Building Fund of Emmanuel Chapel, 12011 Boyer Drive, Smithsburg, Md. 21783.

Clara Simms

RANSON, W.Va. - Clara Simms, 73, of Ranson, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, at Shenandoah Nursing Home, Ranson.

Born May 26, 1923, in Rappahannock County, Va., she was the daughter of the late John P. and Dora L. Young Roy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Simms.

She retired after many years as a domestic worker in Washington, D.C.

She was a member of Zion Baptist Church, Charles Town, W.Va., where she was on the Missionary Board and served as an usher.

She is survived by one daughter, Veda Sheppard of Jacksonville, N.C.; three sisters, Odetta Roy of Charles Town, Velma Roy of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Mildred Viollins of Washington, D.C.; two half sisters, Ruth McDaniel and Ethel Mae McDaniel, both of Charles Town; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Dora Porter, in 1993; and two sisters, Janie Roy and Peaches E. Davis.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church, Charles Town. The Rev. Abner Carey Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

Lillian V. Whittington

RANSON, W.Va. - Lillian Viola Whittington, 73, of Ranson, died Monday, Dec. 9, 1996, at her home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born Feb. 2, 1923, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Murrel and Reatha Shields Brown.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Charles Town, W.Va.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Melvin S. Whittington; two sons, Gary W. Whittington of Ranson and David E. Whittington of Martinsburg; one sister, Yvonne Brown of Martinsburg; three brothers, Charles Brown, Murrel Brown Jr. and Paul Brown, all of Martinsburg; and one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one son, Melvin Edward Whittington, in 1965.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town, with the Rev. James Chambly and the Rev. John Bower officiating.

Friends may call today at the residence, 209 E. 2nd St., Ranson.

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

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home.

James L. Clements

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - James Leonard Clements, 85, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, Dec. 9, 1996, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.

Born June 11, 1911, in Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of the late William and Mary Ellen Davis Clements.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Amanda Balcom Clements, on March 6, 1990.

He attended grade school in Ridgetown. After moving to Detroit in 1924 with his family, he attended high school and worked in the family's wholesale grocery business. He also sold religious literature and booklets starting in 1943. He moved to Takoma Park, Md., in 1962 and started working with the Review and Herald Publishing Co. He retired as a circulation manager and moved to Berkeley Springs in 1979.

He was a member of the Berkeley Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church. He was ordained as an elder of the church in 1954.

He is survived by one sister, Frances LaCroix of Paynesville, Minn.; and two caregivers, Donald and Carolyn Eckenroth of Billingsley, Ala.

He was preceded in death by two infant daughters; and one son, Mark Douglas Clements on July 23, 1989.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va., with Pastor Frank D. Bondurant officiating. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today for the convenience of friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Berkeley Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church, Route 1, Box 44, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Glenn E. Marks Sr.

Glenn Eugene Marks Sr., 74, of Avalon Manor Nursing Home and formerly of 908 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 16, 1922, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Paul Irvin and Nannie Victoria Smith Marks.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, N. La Rue Marks, in 1993.

He was a retired employee of Statton Furniture Co. and owned and operated Mark's Tavern from 1953 to 1963.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II.

He attended Otterbein United Methodist Church.

He was a life member of W.D. Byron Post 1936 VFW.

He is survived by one daughter, Vicki L. Miller of Hagerstown; one son, Glenn E. Marks Jr. of Hagerstown; two brothers, William A. Marks of Hagerstown and Raymond R. Marks of Martinsburg, W.Va.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert R. Marks.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial, with military graveside services by Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion, will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Mona J. Sibert

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mona Jean Sibert, 72, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, at her home.

Born Oct. 4, 1996, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Leslie Monroe and Alice Carr Sibert.

She was a 1942 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

She was a member of Winchester Avenue Christian Church.

She was a pianist for the Senior Citizens and various other groups.

She was preceded in death by her son, Frederick William Sibert.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Rosedale Cemetery with the Rev. Douglas Hollida officiating.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

George D. Cool

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - George David Cool, 65, of 186 Kennedy St., died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, at his home.

Born Sept. 15, 1931, in Fairfield, Pa., he was the son of the late John William and Mary Elizabeth Riley Cool.

He worked as a sheet metal worker at the former Robert F. Zeigler Inc. Heating and Air Conditioning, Hagerstown, from 1965 until the firm closed in 1995.

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

He was of the Catholic faith.

He was a life member of and helped form AMVETS Post 172, Fairfield, where he was a member of the Sad Sacks of the Post. After moving to Chambersburg, he helped form the Hume-McNiel-Byers Post 224 AMVETS. He was a social member of the Marine Corps League, Chambersburg; a social veteran of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, Chambersburg; and a life member of Detrich-Brechbill Post 612 American Legion, St. Thomas, Pa., where he also was a member of the 40 et 8.

He is survived by his wife, Sonja Kay Shindledecker Cool, whom he married on April 16, 1960; two daughters, Mitzi A. Hoover of Chambersburg and Sherry D. Cool, serving with the U.S. Air Force in Lakenheath, England; three sons, Paul E. Cool of Colorado Springs, Colo., William W. Cool and David K. Cool, both of Chambersburg; three sisters, Mary Bentz of Waynesboro, Pa., and Anna E. Lewis and Jane Hurley, both of Thurmont, Md.; three brothers, Samuel Cool of Taneytown, Md., James W. Cool of Rouzerville, Pa., and Glenn I. Cool of Thurmont; five grandchildren; three step grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister and five brothers.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Monsignor Thomas R. Brenner will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

There will be no viewing.

Margaret L. Jones 

Margaret Lucille Jones, 42, of 463 Park Place, Hagerstown, died Monday, Dec. 9, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 15, 1954, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Wallace Brooks and Cleo Smith, both of Hagerstown.

She was a 1972 graduate of South Hagerstown High School. She attended Hagerstown Junior College.

She was employed as an outreach worker by Washington County Health Department.

She was a member of Zion Baptist Church and Zion Baptist Missionary Board.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Don Jones; one son, Fernando E. Broadus of Hagerstown; one stepdaughter, Terri Williams of Hagerstown; four sisters, Zina Moody, Aloha Broadus, Sonya Broadus and Tonya Smith, all of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church, 61 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Haru Carter will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the church Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m.

Arrangements are by Watson Funeral Home, 24 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown.

Rhoda M. Warrenfeltz

Rhoda Mae Warrenfeltz, 81, of 11 S. Walnut St., Hagerstown, died Monday, Dec. 9, 1996, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 17, 1915, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Pearl Bingaman.

She attended Broadfording Bible Brethren Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty Gettel of Tuscon, Ariz.; and several cousins.

Memorial services will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

 
Lois J. T. Johns

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Lois Jean Tipton Johns, 51, of 785 Antrim Lane, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996, at her home.

Born Sept. 17, 1945, in Somerset County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James Russell and Cordilla E. Shockey Tipton.

She graduated from Somerset Area Senior High School in 1963. She was a 1974 graduate of Allegheny Community College, Cumberland, Md., where she received her bachelor of arts degree in nursing.

She was employed as a registered nurse by the Western Maryland Hospital Center, Hagerstown, since 1981.

She was a member of Frank L. Carbaugh Post 373 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Greencastle.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Lee Johns, whom she married May 12, 1982; three sons, John Philip Stoner Jr. of Hagerstown, Theodore Russell "Rusty" Stoner of Clear Spring and Mark Alan Stoner of Roanoke, Va.; three sisters, Edith M. Morgan of Somerset, Pa., Emma L. Stanfield of Atwater, Ohio, and Barbara A. Tipton of LeCanto, Fla.; one half sister, Grace Thiel of Somerset; two brothers, Jacob H. Tipton of Sagamore Hills, Ohio and Harold E. Tipton of Ravenna, Ohio; three grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Thelma I. Ritenour and one brother, Charles Russell Tipton.

Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle. The Rev. Steven S. McCullough will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Lutheran Home Care and designated for Hospice, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Robert W. Hough

SUMMITVILLE, Tenn. - Robert Wrice Hough, 65, of 98 Deer Path Drive, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996, at his home.

Born Oct. 7, 1931, in Collinsville, Ill., he was the son of the late Howard Edison and Elsie Rosenberg Hough.

He was a retired industrial engineer with Temco.

He attended First Presbyterian Church, McMinnville, Tenn.

He is survived by his wife, Eugenia Thomure Hough; three daughters, Lynn Hough and Judy Sterling, both of Hagerstown, and Dawn Hough of Tulsa, Okla.; three sons, Paul Hough of McMinnville, Dale Hough of Ellicott City, Md., and Mark Hough of Hagerstown; one sister, Shirley Grimm of Collinsville, Ill.; and one brother, Howard Hough of Springfield, Ill.

Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Andrew J. Cooney will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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

Annie E. Harman

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Annie E. Harman, 99, of Menno-Haven, Chambersburg, and formerly of Chambersburg and St. Thomas, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996, at Menno-Haven.

Born March 17, 1897, in Shiremanstown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Sadie Mohler Sheaffer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin F. Harman, in June 1984.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by one daughter, Flo A. Stake of Chambersburg; three sons, Richard B. Harman of Gerrardstown, W.Va., David S. Harman of Winchester, Va., and Jack E. Harman of Waynesboro, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter and one brother.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Cemetery, Hampton Township, Cumberland County, Shiremanstown. The Rev. Karen Minnich-Sadler will officiate. 

Viewing will be held Monday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Rd., Chambersburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Menno Haven, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Joseph B. Morris

Joseph Breneman Morris, 67, of 11521 Rock Hill Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 1996, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Dec. 2, 1929, in Youngstown, Ohio, he was the son of the late Ernest Ralph and Carrie Mae Breneman Morris.

He was employed as a mason foreman by the U.S. Government. He worked at the White House as a painter and furniture refinisher, retiring in 1991. He also was employed by the maintenance department of the Town of Williamsport for the past three years.

A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he served from 1950 to 1957, during the Korean War.

He attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

He was a member of AARP; Potomac Post 202 American Legion, Williamsport; and 4th Marine Corps Reserve and Recruitment District.

He is survived by his wife, Bernadine Ellen Scott Morris; two daughters, Judy Lee Hoffman of Hagerstown and Jo Ellen Kersh of Myersville, Md.; one son, A. Scott Morris of Hagerstown; two sisters, Norma Jean Stamm and Doris Ann Gould, both of Youngstown; four brothers, Calvin Ralph Morris of Lady Lake, Fla., Dewey Richard Morris of West Palm Beach, Fla., Alvin Olin Morris of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Wayne Morris of Adamstown, Md.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ernest Morris Jr., Billy Morris and Harold Morris.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Alan Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

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

Harriet Eyler

CAMP HILL, Pa.- Harriet Eyler, 92, of 770 Poplar Church Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996, at Blue Ridge Haven West, Camp Hill.

Born May 22, 1904, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Elva Grace Miner Eyler. 

She received her elementary education in Waynesboro and was an alumna of Columbia Business College.

She was employed as a stenographer by the Waynesboro Gas Co.

She is survived by three nieces, Gretchen Lee Pascoe of Camarillo, Calif., Susan Marie Tabacheck of Aurora, Colo., and Elaine Eyler of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be private at Greenhill Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to Blue Ridge Haven West, 770 Poplar Church Road, Camp Hill, Pa., 17011.

Arrangements are by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg.

Charles L. Rice Sr.

DELTA, Pa. - Charles L. "Lindy" Rice Sr., 69, of Delta, Pa., and formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, at Fort Howard Medical Center, Sparrows Point, Md.

Born Aug. 2, 1927, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Edward C. and Lillian Dunham Rice.

He was a retired general residential contractor.

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

He is survived by his wife, Anna Guesford Rice; five daughters, Cynthia K. Christian, Kathy Ann Rice, Anna Marie Rice and Stephanie A. Thompson, all of Baltimore, and Karen Sue Rice of Martinsburg; 10 sons, Charles L. Rice Jr. of Martinsburg, Terry Rice, Gregory Rice and George Edward Rice, all of Delta, Roger W. Rice, David Wayne Rice, F. Woodrow Rice, Larry A. Rice, Darryl Lee Rice and James Lacy Rice, all of Baltimore; one sister, Anna Mae Trammel of Winchester, Pa.; 27 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Philip L. Rice; and five brothers, Lawrence G. Rice, Eugene Rice, Leon Rice, Thomas Rice and Harry Rice.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Dottie Dunham will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery.

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

Ruth I. Lohman

SHARPSBURG - Ruth Irene Lohman, 91, formerly of 121 W. Main St., died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996, at I.H.S. of Charles Town, W.Va.

Born Jan. 12, 1905, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Fannie Frances Elizabeth Lewis Churchey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Howell Lohman, in 1969.

She was owner and operator of Lohman's Grocery in Sharpsburg. She also was a Stanley Home Products dealer for more than 30 years.

She was a charter member of Battlefield Bible Church, Tilghmanton.

She was a member of AARP and Downsville Senior Citizens.

She is survived by two daughters, Frances I. Myers and Ardella R. Giffin, both of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two sons, Samuel David Lohman and Rodger Leon Lohman, both of Sharpsburg; two foster daughters, Jane Myers and Ruth Spikes, both of Hagerstown; one foster son, Bobby Gordon of Hagerstown; three sisters, Evelyn Clark and Dorothy McCoy, both of Hagerstown, and Thelma Strite of Smithsburg; three brothers, Lloyd Churchey of Jackson, Mich., Clifton Churchey and Atlee Churchey, both of Sharpsburg; 13 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Josephine Jackson; and three brothers, Howard Churchey, Grover Churchey and Raymond Churchey.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Battlefield Bible Church, 7708 Sharpsburg Pike, Tilghmanton. The Rev. Henry A. Lutz and the Rev. Gerald D. Carbaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

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 today after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Battlefield Bible Church, 7708 Sharpsburg Pike, Fairplay, Md. 21733.

A. May H. Benchoff

QUINCY, Pa. - A. May Happel Benchoff, 99, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of Pennersville, Pa., died Thursday, Dec. 12, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 6, 1896, in Pen Mar, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George H. and Nancy Hoover Happel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl W. Benchoff, on Nov. 13, 1960. They were married June 24, 1919. 

She was a member of Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. She also was a member of the Women's Association and was a deacon of the church. She taught Sunday school for a number of years and Bible school in the summer.

She also was a member of the National AARP and was a past member of the Camp Fire Girls.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy E. Smith of Waynesboro, Pa.; three sons, Carl W. Benchoff Jr. of Port Orchard, Washington, George F. Benchoff of Blue Ridge Summit and Robert H. Benchoff of Waycross, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Harnois and Ellen Keckler; and one brother, Walter Happel.

Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church, 14753 Charmian Road, Blue Ridge Summit. Pastor Robert S. Edmundson will officiate. Burial will be in Harbaugh Church Cemetery near Rouzerville, Pa.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 582, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. 17214.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Henry E. Trinewell

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Henry E. Trinewell, 92, of Chambersburg, who died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, is survived by a nephew, Harold Keith of Hagerstown.

Paul W. Malcolm Sr.

FT. ASHBY, W.Va. - Paul William Malcolm Sr., 71, of Ft. Ashby, W.Va., died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996, at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Born Jan. 14, 1925, in Paw Paw, W.Va., he was the son of the late William and Bertha Kave Malcolm.

He retired after 39 years from Cumberland Electric. He had been the sales manager of the Centre Street store.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II in the European Theater.

He attended Trinity United Methodist Church.

He was a life member and past commander of the Ft. Ashby Post 6667, VFW, and was serving as chaplain. He also was a member and past president of the Ft. Ashby Lions Club, and belonged to B.P.O.E. Lodge 63.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine Klein Malcolm; two daughters, Sandra Glass of Thurmont, Md., and Linda Laird of Ft. Ashby; one son, Paul W. "Bill" Malcolm Jr. of Hagerstown; one brother, Donald L. Malcolm of Florida; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Rockwell and Mabel Bloom; and three brothers, Henry Malcolm, Robert Malcolm and Vane Malcolm.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Deborah L. Shreve officiating. Burial will be in Ft. Ashby Cemetery.

Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Rt. 28, Ft. Ashby. The Ft. Ashby Lions Club will conduct a memorial service today at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. The casket will be taken to the church one prior to the services.

Memorial donations may be made to Ft. Ashby Lions Club, P.O. Box 194, Ft. Ashby, W.Va., 26719.

Eleanor A. Slinkman

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va.- Eleanor A. Slinkman, 77, of Shannondale, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 1996, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born March 19, 1919, in York, Ala., she was the daughter of the late George Tyler and Susie Mae Cutsail Funk.

She worked in the nursing profession, having been a nurse receptionist for several doctors in the Washington, D.C., area. 

She volunteered at Jefferson Memorial Hospital and was involved in opening the gift shop at the hospital.

She is survived by her husband, M. Payne Slinkman; one daughter, Mary Ann Slinkman of Upper Marlboro, Md.; one son, Joseph Payne Slinkman of Columbia, Md.; one sister, Julia Mae Kennedy of Frederick, Md.; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by one son, George Jerome Slinkman; and one brother, Julius Hume Funk.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town, W.Va. The Rev. Bert Valdes will be celebrant. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson.

The family suggest memorial donations be made to Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va. 25438 or to St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town, W.Va. 25414.

Myrtle B. Morrisey

SMITHSBURG - Myrtle B. Morrisey, 79, of Windy Haven Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Homewood Nursing Home, Williamsport.

Born in Perth Amboy, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Philip and Mary Rowe Beatty.

She was a member of Covenant United Presbyterian Church, Hagerstown.

She was a member of Queen Esther No. 3 Order of Eastern Star, Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband, Richard B. Morrisey; two sons, James R. Morrisey of Sewickey, Pa., and Franklin P. Morrisey of Smithsburg; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Viola B. Oslislo; and one brother, William Beatty.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. Pastor George W. Evans will officiate. Burial will be in Ringgold Cemetery.

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

The family requests memorial donations be made to Covenant United Presbyterian Church, 11833 Greenhill Drive, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

John T. Hellane II

ELKTON, Md. - John T. Hellane II, 62, of 104 State St., died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996, at Union Hospital, Elkton.

He was born Aug. 16, 1934, in Hagerstown.

He retired after 37 years of service as a lineman and installer with C & P Telephone Co.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in Japan during the Korean War.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Elkton.

He was a retired past president of Northern Council Telephone Pioneers; past president and manager of Elkton Community Little League; head coach of Immaculate Conception's Boys' Basketball team for 10 years; coach of Immaculate Conception's Girls' Basketball Team for one year; was a member and bishop of Becker Council 2427 Knights of Columbus; head of The Society of St. Vincent dePaul; and a supporter of the Three Little Bakers Dinner Theatre.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy L. Hellane; one daughter, Peggy M. Morrissey of Elkton; one son, John Thomas Hellane III of Newark, Del.; one sister, Julia E. Garrett of Hagerstown; one brother, Vincent Hellane of Hagerstown; one granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Elkton. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cherry Hill, Md.

The family will receive friends Sunday after 7 p.m. at Gee Funeral Home, 259 E. Main St., Elkton, Md. A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church or St. Mark's High School, c/o Gee Funeral Home.

Beulah M. Harne

SMITHSBURG - Beulah May Harne, 88, of Pleasant Valley Road, who died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, was the daughter of the late James and Rebecca Church Mullens.


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