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Paul F. Holton

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Paul Frederick Holton, 56, of Falling Waters, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at his home.

Born Sept. 21, 1940, in Grand Rapids, Mich., he was the son of the late Peter A. and Vera Wilcox Holton.

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

He was a member the Lions Club in Riverdale, Md.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Irene Grey Holton; one daughter, Sandra J. Wheeler of Martinsburg, W.Va; four sons, Edward P. Holton of Gaithersburg, Md., Jeffrey P. Holton of Fairfax, Va., Steven F. Nichols of Hyattsville, Md., and Edward W. Holton of Falling Waters; two sisters, Lois Larson of Grand Rapids and Glenna Thompson of Naples, Fla.; three brothers, Keith Holton of Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., Earl Holton and Michael Holton, both of Grand Rapids; and 12 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Bethesda United Methodist Church, 8300 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Md.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg.

 

Ralph J. Yingling

ORBISONIA, Pa. - Ralph J. Yingling, 89, of Woodland Retirement Center, and formerly of Three Springs, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Woodland Retirement Center.

Born Sept. 1, 1907, in Clay Township, Huntingdon County, Pa., he was the son of the late Ephraim and Josephine Rupert Yingling.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at M.R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown, Pa. The Rev. John Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Hustontown.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m.

 

Eugene B. Garland

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Eugene B. Garland, 72, of 325 S. First St., died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Pa.

Born Feb. 12, 1924, in Needmore, Pa., he was the son of the late Blair and Lessie Bard Garland.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at McConnellsburg United Methodist Church, McConnellsburg. The Rev. Donald Bard will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg. Military graveside services will be conducted by Fulton County Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m.

 

Roy L. Davis

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Roy Lee Davis, 83, of Martinsburg, and formerly of Glassboro, N.J., died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born July 18, 1913, in Uniontown, Pa. he was the son of the late Walter Burton and May Ella Stackenwalt Davis.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 220 S. Queen St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Robert Hill will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to First Presbyterian Church, Stained Glass Window Fund, 220 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; or Martinsburg Rescue Mission.

 

Roger D. Tedrick

BIG POOL - Roger Daniel Tedrick, 87, of 11408 Tedrick Drive, died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at his home.

Born July 6, 1909, in Big Pool, he was the son of the late Daniel H. Tedrick and Louise Kathryn Shank Tedrick.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ruth Spielman Tedrick, in 1992.

He was a lifetime farmer and orchardist.

He restored the stonework at Fort Frederick State Park in Big Pool.

He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church of Big Pool, where he served as treasurer for more than 50 years.

He served on the board at Southern States Co.

He is survived by one daughter, Janet L. Bowers of Hagerstown; two sons, Thomas N. Tedrick and William M. Tedrick, both of Clear Spring; one brother, Marshall E. Tedrick of Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Big Pool. The Rev. Dennis Whitmore will officiate. Burial will be in Shanktown Cemetery, Big Pool.

The family will receive friends at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring, today from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, Tedrick Drive, Big Pool, Md. 21711; or Virginia Tedrick Scholarship Fund, c/o Rick Tedrick, 14637 Blairs Valley Road, Clear Spring, Md. 21722.

 

Goldie Gardner

Goldie Gardner, 69, of 429 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at Avalon Manor, Hagerstown.

Born June 10, 1927, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Cora Myers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Albertus "Bud" Gardner, in 1984.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by one daughter, Brenda Mae Magaha of Hagerstown; three sons, Allen Leroy Gardner of Smithsburg, Thomas Wayne Gardner of Hagerstown and Ronnie Herman Gardner of Big Spring; one sister, Elizabeth Crum of Hagerstown; one brother, Leroy Myers of Williamsport; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, May Paul; and two brothers, John Myers and Albert Myers.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Dennis Whitmore will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

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

 

A. Louise Price

A. Louise Price, 92, of 522 Reynolds Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 24, 1903, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Daniel S. and Ella S. Lushbaugh McClain.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orlando Price, in 1950.

She was employed by Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, Md. She also was a seamstress.

She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Hagerstown.

She was a member of Maryland Deaf Association, National Deaf Association and Washington County Deafnet Association.

She is survived by three nieces, Wilhelminia M. Smith of Hagerstown, Doris M. McFaddin of Gable, S.C., and Mary Katherine Krell of Bloomington, Ind.; and one nephew, Douglas V. McClain of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Jeanette McClain, Catherine Hess and Vivian Helm; and four brothers, Lawrence McClain, Charles McClain, Arthur McClain and G. Vincent "Mac" McClain.

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

Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or Deafnet Association Inc., P.O. Box 2619, Hagerstown, Md. 21741-2619.

 

Esther E. Arndt

Esther E. Arndt, 90, of 55 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Colton Villa Nursing Center, Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 18, 1906, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Elizabeth R. Sinn Fritz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Arndt, in 1984.

She is survived by one son, Richard E. Miller of Hagerstown; two sisters, Alice Doud of Williamsport and Betty Cuneen of Grasonville, Md.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward H. Heim will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the service Tuesday.

 

Ray N. Dietz

Ray Norman Dietz, 60, of Hagerstown, and formerly of Frederick, Md., died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick.

Born Aug. 27, 1936, in Alexandria, Va., he was the son of the late A. Norman and Helen Gartrell Dietz.

He was a 1954 graduate of Frederick High School.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served with the 4238th Air Police Squadron. He was honorably discharged in 1958. He was honorably discharged from reserve duty in 1962.

Upon leaving active duty, he joined the Frederick City Police Department. He retired at the rank of lieutenant following nearly 30 years of service. Early in his career, he was in the canine division and patrolled with his dog, "Sultan." He later served as a detective in the criminal investigation division from 1966 to 1977. He then transferred to the patrol division and served as a patrol shift commander from 1978 until his retirement in 1988. While on the police force, he became an expert marksman. One of the highlights of his career was the rescue of a number of people stranded by the flooding from Hurricane Agnes in 1972. He received a letter of appreciation from the Maryland State Police for his rescue efforts.

After retiring from Frederick City Police, he returned to the criminal justice system to serve as a district court commissioner in Frederick County and most recently in Washington County from July 1989 until the time of his death.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick.

He was a charter member of Fraternal Order of Police Francis Scott Key Lodge 91 and American Legion Post 11, Frederick, for more than 20 years.

He was an avid photographer.

He enjoyed motorcycling and was a founding member of the Blue Ridge Road Riders.

He was a trained motorcycle safety instructor and taught in the first motorcycle safety classes offered in Frederick County.

He is survived by two daughters, Rebecca L. Dietz of Baltimore and Cynthia J. Dietz of Frederick; one son, Richard W. Dietz of Thurmont, Md.; one sister, Grace E. Darkis of Hagerstown; one grandson; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 E. Church St., Frederick. The Rev. W. Phillip Fogarty will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

The family will receive friends at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, today and Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Fraternal Order of Police, Francis Scott Key Lodge 91, P.O. Box 808, Frederick, Md. 21705, for a scholarship fund being established for children of law enforcement officers.

 

Stanley L. Schetrompf

WILLIAMSPORT - Stanley Lee Schetrompf, 70, of 14848 Schetrompf Lane, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 21, 1926, in Clear Spring, he was the son of Margaret H. Scriever Schetrompf of Williamsport and the late Stanley Schetrompf.

He retired as a salesman with Jewel Tea Co.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ of Clear Spring.

He was a lifetime member of Joseph C. Herbert American Legion Post 222, Clear Spring. He was a member of VFW Post of Hagerstown.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Marjorie P. Maphis Schetrompf; two sons, Ronald C. Schetrompf and Gary L. Schetrompf, both of Williamsport; two sisters, Rose Lee Maphis of Nashville, Tenn., and Marie Churchey of Sharpsburg; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Schetrompf.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Richard Yates will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, with full military honors conducted by the Joseph C. Herbert American Legion Post 222.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ, c/o Nick Hill, 11821 Big Spring Road, Clear Spring, Md. 21722.

 

Scott O. Myers

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Scott O. Myers, 28, of 306 E. Franklin St., died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, from injuries received in an automobile accident on Pa. 16 west of Greencastle near Upton, Pa.

Born July 27, 1968, he was the son of Richard E. "Buck" and Betty M. Gerhart Myers of Greencastle.

He was a 1987 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School. He also was a graduate of James Rumsey Technical School in Martinsburg, W.Va.

He was employed as a machine operator by Ventura Foods of Chambersburg, Pa.

He was a member of Greencastle Church of the Brethren.

He was a member of Moose Lodge 842 of Chambersburg.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Suzanne Marie Myers of Fairmont, W.Va., and Stephanie Lynn Myers of Parkville, Md.; one brother, Shawn R. Myers of Greencastle; paternal grandmother, Grace L. Myers, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, Quincy, Pa.; one aunt and one uncle.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Greencastle Church of the Brethren, 36 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Rob Thacker will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the service Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library, 305 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle, Pa. 17225.

 

Raymond W. Baumgardner

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Raymond William "Baumy" Baumgardner, 81, of 158 N. Carlisle St., died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 21, 1914, in Greencastle, he was the son of the late Raymond William and Elva Miller Baumgardner.

He attended Greencastle High School.

He built and operated for more than 30 years the Richmond Hill Ski Area near Fort Loudon, Pa. Also, he was the owner of the former Baumgardner's Cafe in Greencastle.

He was the builder and developer of the Baumgardner Development in Greencastle.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Christ in Greencastle.

He was a member of BPO Elks No. 600 of Chambersburg, Pa. He was a social member of Frank L. Carbaugh American Legion of Greencastle. He was a former member of Greencastle Lions Club and Greencastle Rotary Club.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn Benchoff Baumgardner, whom he married on March 17, 1932; two sons, R. Edward Baumgardner of New Cumberland, Pa., and Jeffrey L. Baumgardner of Sudbury, Mass.; one sister, Mildred Diffenderfer of Fayetteville, Pa.; one brother, Richard L. Baumgardner of Greencastle; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, William Gordon Baumgardner; two sisters, Josephine Rockwell and Genevieve Pensinger; and one brother, Maurice Baumgardner.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Donald McBride will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Pa.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the building fund of Grace United Church of Christ, 128 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle, Pa. 17225.

 

Leslie Horner

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Leslie "Junie" Horner, 49, of Hedgesville, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born July 27, 1947, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Charles and Thelma Rockwell Horner.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Young Horner.

He was employed by Schmidts Bakery.

He was a member of Martinsburg Moose Lodge 120.

He is survived by one daughter, Rachel Lynn Horner, at home; two sons, Jason Daniel Horner and Jacob Samuel Horner, both at home; six sisters, Dorothy Cook and Betty Kelly, both of Falling Waters, W.Va., Mary Basore of Hedgesville, Margaret Newcomb of Martinsburg, Helen McDaniel of Tomahawk, W.Va., and Norma J. Horner of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; and two brothers, Roger L. Horner of Tomahawk and Paul R. Horner of Hedgesville.

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

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. Burial will be in Tomahawk Cemetery, Tomahawk.

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

 

Harold J. Phillips Sr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Harold J. Phillips Sr., 66, of 1020 Swamp Fox Road, and formerly a resident of Gold-N-Gray Retirement Home, Dry Run, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at his home.

Born Nov. 9, 1929, in Parksburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Emory and Bertha Wolf Phillips.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores M. Kline Phillips, in 1984.

He was employed by Brechbill and Helman Construction Co., Chambersburg, and retired after 20 years of service.

He attended New Franklin Assembly of God Church, Chambersburg.

He is survived by six daughters, Bertha Paine and Debra L. Williams, both of Chambersburg, Teresa Diane Gallup of Millers, Md., Susan L. Phillips of Shippensburg, Pa., Sandy K. Lanehart of Venice, Fla., and Barbara J. Stoops of Greencastle, Pa.; three sons, Harold J. Phillips Jr. of Valdosta, Ga., Rodney L. Phillips and Gregory R. Phillips, both of Chambersburg; two brothers, Perry Phillips of Coatsville, Pa., and Edgar Phillips of Philadelphia; 17 half-brothers and half-sisters; nine grandchildren; and one step-granddaughter.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at New Franklin Assembly of God Church, 2355 New Franklin Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Sean A. Hinton and the Rev. Chris J. Light will officiate. Burial will be in Prices Church Cemetery, near Waynesboro, Pa.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service Tuesday.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

 

Mary C. Coble

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mary C. Coble, 94, a resident of Menno Haven, and formerly of 2425 Lincoln Way West, died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at Menno-Haven.

Born Dec. 25, 1901, in Greene Township, Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late David and Rose Freet Cook.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Donald C. Nolder and the Rev. Vernon D. Isner will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 225 S. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or Menno Haven, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

 

Robert P. Reigh Sr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Robert P. Reigh Sr., 91, of 780 Cumberland Ave., and formerly of Bellwood, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital Emergency Room.

Born July 20, 1905, in Bellwood, he was the son of the late Frank P. and Mary A. Wertz Reigh.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Patrick B. Jones and the Rev. Lester F. Stine will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Chambersburg Gospel Chapel, c/o Steve Stambaugh, 1237 Pleasant View Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

 

Anna E.S. Evans

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Anna Elizabeth Stouffer Evans, 83, of Chambersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Dec. 30, 1912, in Mechanicsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George A.W. and Mary Keeny Stouffer Sr.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg. The Rev. Neal O. Hively will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

She requested the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Franklin County Area Vocational Technical School-Practical Nursing Program's Student Loan Fund, in the name of Robert A. and Anna S. Evans, 2463 Loop Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg.

 

John S. Small

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John S. Small, 82, of 915 Kriner Road, died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at his home.

Born Jan. 9, 1914, in Mont Alto, Pa., he was the son of the late Lee Roy and Flossie Mahon Small.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg. The Rev. Roger N. Witter will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the building fund of St. Paul United Methodist Church, 237 E. Queen St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc., 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

 

Grace M. Robinson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Grace M. Robinson, 83, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 14, 1913, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late George and Lucy Gant Mash.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Robinson.

She was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, Bunker Hill, W.Va.

She is survived by four daughters, Isabelle G. Jackson of Hagerstown, Rose Ann Duckett of Washington, D.C., Mary E. Brown of Clearbrook, Va., and Mildred J. Carter of Dalzell, S.C.; five sons, George R. Robinson and James B. Robinson, both of Hagerstown, Russell E. Robinson of Winchester, Va., Melvin L. Robinson of Bunker Hill, and Julias W. Robinson of Martinsburg; one sister, Blanche Burrell of Coshocton, Ohio; one brother, Charles Mash of Martinsburg; 33 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Frederick D. Robinson, two sisters and three brothers.

Services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Alfred E. Statesman will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

The family will meet at the home of her son, Julias, Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. before going to the funeral home for services.

 

Paul F. Holton

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Paul Frederick Holton, 56, of Falling Waters, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at his home.

Born Sept. 21, 1940, in Grand Rapids, Mich., he was the son of the late Peter A. and Vera Wilcox Holton.

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

He was a member the Lions Club in Riverdale, Md.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Irene Grey Holton; one daughter, Sandra J. Wheeler of Martinsburg, W.Va; four sons, Edward P. Holton of Gaithersburg, Md., Jeffrey P. Holton of Fairfax, Va., Steven F. Nichols of Hyattsville, Md., and Edward W. Holton of Falling Waters; two sisters, Lois Larson of Grand Rapids and Glenna Thompson of Naples, Fla.; three brothers, Keith Holton of Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., Earl Holton and Michael Holton, both of Grand Rapids; and 12 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Bethesda United Methodist Church, 8300 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Md.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg.

 

Ralph J. Yingling

ORBISONIA, Pa. - Ralph J. Yingling, 89, of Woodland Retirement Center, and formerly of Three Springs, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Woodland Retirement Center.

Born Sept. 1, 1907, in Clay Township, Huntingdon County, Pa., he was the son of the late Ephraim and Josephine Rupert Yingling.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at M.R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown, Pa. The Rev. John Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Hustontown.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m.

 

Eugene B. Garland

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Eugene B. Garland, 72, of 325 S. First St., died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Pa.

Born Feb. 12, 1924, in Needmore, Pa., he was the son of the late Blair and Lessie Bard Garland.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at McConnellsburg United Methodist Church, McConnellsburg. The Rev. Donald Bard will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg. Military graveside services will be conducted by Fulton County Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m.

 

Roy L. Davis

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Roy Lee Davis, 83, of Martinsburg, and formerly of Glassboro, N.J., died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born July 18, 1913, in Uniontown, Pa. he was the son of the late Walter Burton and May Ella Stackenwalt Davis.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 220 S. Queen St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Robert Hill will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to First Presbyterian Church, Stained Glass Window Fund, 220 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; or Martinsburg Rescue Mission.
 
 

George M. Shatzer

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - George McClellan Shatzer, 62, of Falling Waters, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 30, 1934, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Harold B. and Alice Thomas Shatzer.

A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served with the U.S. Navy for 17 years. He received four National Defense Good Conduct Medals, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, National Defense Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon and Navy Expeditionary Medal (Cuba).

He was a plumber.

He was a member of Williamsport Redmen Tribe 84.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Fritz Shatzer; four daughters, Linda L. Boone of Falling Waters, Bonita L. Pittinger of Pleasant Valley, Md., Joyce E. Powell of Princess Anne, Md., and Susan E. Pittinger of Taneytown, Md.; five sons, Mickey Boone, William E. Shatzer and Mark D. Boone, all of Falling Waters, George M. Shatzer Jr. and Matthew E. Shatzer, both of Westminster, Md.; four sisters, Ida M. Hock, Florence Tibbs and Patricia Leese, all of Westminster, and Barbara Lee Troutman of Hampstead, Md.; two brothers, James S. Shatzer and Kenneth F. Shatzer, both of Falling Waters; and 22 grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Fletcher Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St., Westminster. Burial will be in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, Owings Mills, Md.

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

 

Regina I. George

Regina Irene George, 79, of 17966 Garden Lane, Hagerstown, where she resided with her grandson, Richard L. Heck Jr., died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 24, 1917, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Lester Allison and Irene Besta Kline Bowers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Joseph George, in 1991.

She was employed by E.J. Fennel for 30 years, retiring in 1978.

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

She was a life member of D.A.V. Auxiliary; past president of I.L.G.W.U. Retiree Club for four years; and past commander of the D.A.V. Auxiliary in Martinsburg, W.Va.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara M. Heck of Hagerstown; one son, Richard Bowers of Tennessee; three stepdaughters, Janice J. Erfle of Rapelje, Mont., Marlene C. Valentine of Waynesboro, Pa., and Orea M. Thomas of New Jersey; one stepson, Rodney L. George of California; two sisters, Margaret Younkins and Delores Stover, both of Hagerstown; one brother, Martin C. Bowers of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. George A. Limmer will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Baltimore, Md. 21204.

 

Chester J. Evans

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Chester J. Evans, 88, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Aug. 8, 1908, in Blair County, Pa., he was the son of the late Carl J. and Minnie Hewitt Evans.

He retired after 48 years with the Federal Aviation Agency.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army-Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Ella A. Davis Evans; and one sister, Ruth Chamberlain of Altoona, Pa.

Services will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Oscar Motilal will officiate. Entombment will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

 

Jacob M. Gayman

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Jacob M. Gayman, 88, of 5187 Lemar Road, died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at his home.

Born Nov. 19, 1907, in Peters Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Tobias S. and Lydia A. Martin Gayman.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Niswander Gayman, in 1967; by his second wife, Ruth Statler Gayman, in 1974; and by his third wife, Elizabeth Brechbill Gayman, in 1979.

He was a retired farmer and carpenter. He was known for his scripture verse woodcarving.

He was a member of the Old Order River Brethren.

He is survived by his wife, Rhoda Negley Gayman; one daughter, Thelma M. McLucas of Greencastle, Pa.; three sons, Donald D. Gayman of Morton, Wash., Marlin E. Gayman of Chambersburg, Pa., and Lee E. Gayman of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; one stepson, Owen Statler of Dallastown, Pa.; one sister, Naomi Heckman of St. Thomas, Pa.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four sisters.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Upton Church of the Brethren, near Upton, Pa. Minister Kenneth Frey, Minister Carl Meyers and Minister Kenneth Meyers will officiate. Burial will be in Myers Cemetery, near Welsh Run, Pa.

The family will receive friends at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., and at the church on Friday one hour prior to the service.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

 

Joseph E. Sutton

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Joseph Elmer "Joe" Sutton, 88, of Winebrenners Cross Roads, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at his home.

Born June 15, 1908, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Joseph Elmer and Eugenia Wandling Sutton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Link Sutton, in 1991.

He was an automobile salesman for 58 years. He first was employed by Johnson Motor Co., Shepherdstown, W.Va., and then by Jefferson Motor Co. in Charles Town, W.Va. He was last employed by Thomassen Ford Co. in Charles Town, retiring in 1985.

He was a member of St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church, Charles Town.

He was a member of Professional Sales Association for automobile representatives.

He was an avid horseman and a collector of buggies, sleighs and wagons.

He is survived by one daughter, Joan Sutton Wooddy of Port Tobacco, Md.; and one sister, Bernice Hammond of Charles Town.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Jean Wachtel, Katherine Webber and Margaret VanMetre; and one grandson.

Graveside services will be held today at 10 a.m. at Vancleavesville Cemetery, Winebrenners Cross Roads, Martinsburg. The Rev. Richard E. Neal will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to Jefferson County Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 147, Charles Town, W.Va. 25414; or Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church, Rocky Marsh Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

 

Harold E. Pisle

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Harold Eugene Pisle, 55, of 6602 Horst Road, died of heart failure Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 14, 1941, in Antrim Township, Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of Garnet J. and Thelma G. Zeger Pisle of Chambersburg.

He lived and worked on the family farm all of his life.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, John D. Pisle and Donald L. Pisle, both of Chambersburg; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa. The Rev. David Rawley will officiate. Burial will be in Brown's Mill Cemetery, Antrim Township, in Kauffman, Pa.

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

 

Claude D. Smith

SMITHSBURG - Claude Durbin Smith, 97, of 11908 Seminole Drive, died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 16, 1899, in Union Bridge, Md., he was the son of the late Thomas Hayes and Emma Jane Britner Smith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite E. Smith, in 1982.

He retired from North American/Lonestar Cement Co. in Security, Md.

He was a member of Ringgold Church of Christ.

He is survived by two daughters, Dorothy J. Pryor of Ringgold and Betty L. Keedy of Funkstown; one son, Wayne E. Smith of Smithsburg; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Vicar James Luedeke will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

 

Carl J. Reed

MOUNT LENA - Carl James Reed, 75, 8900 Lums Lane, Boonsboro, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born April 7, 1921, in Big Spring, he was the son of the late Charles William Reed and Florence Myrtle Long.

He attended Clear Spring School District.

He was employed at Fairchild Industries as a sheet metal worker, Washington County Parks Department as a guard, and retired from GAF Corp. in 1981.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served overseas as a corporal during World War II.

He attended Assembly of God for many years, and recently attended Community Mennonite Church in Mount Lena.

He was a member of Boonsboro American Legion Post 10; AMVETS of Hagerstown; American Riflemen and AARP.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Anna Pearl Reed; two daughters, Carol A. Bailey and Krista L. Young, both of Hagerstown; one son, Carl Eugene Reed of Hagerstown; two sisters, Ivy M. Ridenour of Hagerstown, and Betty L. Wise of Maugansville; two brothers, Charles D. Reed of Pinesburg, and Daniel L. Reed of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; and one step-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Frederick Reed.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Community Mennonite Church, National Pike, Mount Lena. The Rev. Ray Phillips and the Rev. Lewis Coss will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

 

Beverly A. Reineke

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Beverly Ann Reineke, 60, of 4110 Wistman Lane, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at her home.

Born Jan. 18, 1936, in Wheeling, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Herman and Virginia Finley Hormes.

She was employed by Giant Foods in Frederick, Md., as a cashier and in the gourmet food department for more than 20 years.

She was a member of the organic growers of Frederick County Garden Club.

She is survived by her husband, Donald F. Reineke; two sons, Gregory P. Reineke of Myersville and Sean D. Reineke of Binghamton, N.Y.; one sister, M. Eileen Davis of Carnegie, Pa.; one granddaughter; and three nieces.

She was preceded in death by a son, Kevin P. Reineke.

Services will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown, Md. The Rev. Donald L. Turley will officiate. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 1 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Middletown branch of Frederick County Public Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown, Md. 21769; or Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, Md. 21702-0799.

 

Harold L. Baker

SMITHSBURG - Harold Lee "Toad" Baker, 61, of 21948 Holiday Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at his home.

Born Aug. 4, 1935, in Boonsboro, he was the son of Vera May Snyder Baker of Boonsboro and the late Raymond Charles Baker.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy JoAnn Baker, in 1993.

He was a 1953 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

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

He had been a substitute bus driver for the Washington County School System. He was employed by Mack Trucks for 30 years, retiring in 1991. He previously was employed by Pangborn Corp.

He was a lifetime member of Benevola United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Retirees Union at Mack Trucks; International Moose Club; Williamsport Redmen Conococheague Tribe 84; Eagles of Waynesboro, Pa.; Corvair Society of America and American Legion Funkstown Post 211. He was previously a member of Honda Motorcycle Association.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one brother, John Baker of Boonsboro; three nieces; two nephews; four great-nieces; five great-nephews; and a companion, Faye R. Fowler of Hagerstown.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Helen Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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

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

 

Timothy B. Painter

KNOXVILLE, Md. - Timothy Burnett Painter, 22, of 809 Tritapoe Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at his home.

Born March 9, 1974, in Ranson, W.Va., he was the son of Linda Loudell Tritapoe Painter of Knoxville and James William Painter of Brunswick, Md.

He was a 1993 graduate of Brunswick High School.

He was a student at Frederick Community College, Frederick, Md.

He was employed by MJ Designs in Frederick.

He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Brunswick and attended Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Gapland, Md.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, James William Painter III of Brunswick; maternal grandmother, Ruby A. Tritapoe of Knoxville; two aunts; two uncles; one nephew; and three cousins.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Gapland Road, Gapland. The Rev. Wendell G. McClellan and the Rev. R. Thomas Fralin Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Old Brownsville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Friends may call at the church Thursday one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1011 E. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. 21701.

 

Lovena M.M. Markle

Lovena Mae Mills Markle, 88, of Walnut Towers, Hagerstown, died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 20, 1908, in Cearfoss, she was the daughter of the late Alford Bruce and Lilley V. Mummert Provard.

She is survived by two sons, Robert E. Mills Sr. of Clear Spring and Charles E. Mills of Whitehall, Md.; one stepson, Harold W. Markle of Newark, Ohio; two sisters, Charlotte Aldridge of Hagerstown and Irene Miller of Smithsburg; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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

 

Anna C. Weller

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Anna Catherine Weller, 88, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at her home.

Born Sept. 21, 1908, in Clear Spring, she was the daughter of the late Carlton and Myrtle Widmyer Ernst.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilton C. Weller, in 1994.

She was a 1926 graduate of Clear Spring High School. She also was a graduate of Goldey Business College, Wilmington, Del.

She and her husband were owners and operators of the Mountain State Restaurant in Berkeley Springs from 1950 until retirement in 1958. She was a homemaker in recent years.

She was a member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs. She had previously served as pianist at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church on Pious Ridge, Berkeley Springs

She is survived by two daughters, Sylvia M. Hovermale of Berkeley Springs and Beverly R. Lawyer of Ormond Beach, Fla.; one son, Doyle G. Weller of Buffalo, N.Y.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Grace Fiery; and three brothers, Fred Ernst, Orville Ernst and Chester Ernst.

Memorial services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Larry Veach will officiate. Private burial will be in St. Paul's Church Cemetery, Clear Spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, 501 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

 

Donna L.B. Suhr

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Donna Lee Burgan Suhr, 50, a resident of Franklin County Nursing Home, and formerly of 250 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Sept. 21, 1946, in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William L. and Elvira M. Burgan. She lived her early life in Eden, N.Y.

She is survived by one son, William L. Dooley of Waynesboro; and one granddaughter.

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

There will be no public viewing.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro.

 

Ellen R.R. Akers

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Ellen Roberta Rock Akers, 89, of 115 Myrtle Ave., died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at the home of her daughter.

Born Dec. 5, 1906, in Newfoundland, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Haydon and Susan Buchter Rock. She lived most of her life in Greentown, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin R. Akers, in 1986.

She was a member of Hemlock Grove Methodist Church, Greentown.

She enjoyed needlework.

She is survived by one daughter, Carole Sivulich of Waynesboro; one son, Ellis M. Akers of Broomall, Pa.; two grandchildren; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by one stepsister and two stepbrothers.

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

There will be no public viewing.

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

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

 

Ronald E. Stotler

Ronald Eugene Stotler, 57, of 156 Plantation Drive, Hagerstown, died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at his home.

Born Jan. 4, 1939, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Frank George and Helen Marie Forsyth Stotler.

He was employed by Turf Equipment and Supply Co. in Jessup, Md.

He was a former member of Washington, D.C., National Guard.

He is survived by his wife, E. Jane Bailey Stotler, whom he married on Jan. 4, 1958; four sons, Dale D. Stotler of Sharpsburg, Kenneth W. Stotler and Troy D. Stotler, both of Smithsburg, and Alan D. Stotler of Hagerstown; one sister, Donna D. Wiles of Mt. Airy, Md.; two brothers, Larry D. Stotler of Bonifay, Fla., and Robert F. Stotler of Jefferson, Md.; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. J. Mark Curran will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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

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


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