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Harvey W. Gehr

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Harvey Wayne Gehr, 98, of 11520 Gehr Road, and formerly of Fredericksburg, Pa., and Bradenton, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 23, 1996, at the home of his niece, Catherine Gembe, with whom he lived.

Born March 26, 1898, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Harvey J. and Sudie Shockey Gehr. He lived his early life in the Waynesboro area.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther R. Bordner Gehr.

A 1916 graduate of Waynesboro High School, he attended Lebanon Valley College and graduated from Ohio Northern University with a degree in engineering.

A veteran of World War I and World War II, he was a captain in the U.S. Army. He served in China and helped to build the Burma Road.

He was employed by Pennsylvania Department of Highways for more than 35 years as a maintenance supervisor, retiring in 1968. He also was a self-employed contractor in the Reading, Pa., area and was an adviser for the construction of bridges and highways in a number of states.

He was a member of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. After moving to Florida, he became a member of the United Brethren Church in Bradenton. After moving back to Waynesboro, he attended Trinity United Church of Christ.

He was a member of Mount Lebanon Lodge 226 Free and Accepted Masons, Lebanon, Pa.; Harrisburg Consistory; S.P.R.S. 32; Zembo Temple, Harrisburg, Pa.; and National AARP.

He is survived by one brother, Samuel R. Gehr of Sykesville, Md.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Catherine Gehr; and two brothers, Ralph E. Gehr and John S. Gehr.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 W. North St., Waynesboro. Pastor Kim L. Blocher will officiate.

Services also will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, Southwest Shirksville Road and Pa. 343, Fredericksburg. Pastor Timothy Heitz will officiate.

The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to each service at the churches.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 W. North St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Chester I. Domer

WILLIAMSPORT - Chester Ivan "Jack" Domer, 87, of 17105 Miner Ave., died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 1, 1909, in Funkstown, he was the son of the late George Washington and Florence Domer.

He was a life-long farmer.

He also was employed with Pangborn, Fairchild and retired from Bester and Long.

He was a member of Calvary Temple Church in Williamsport.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret C. Domer; one daughter, Ruth Ann Cunningham of Williamsport; one half-sister, Geraldine Chaney of Hagerstown; one half-brother, Robert "Boots" Domer of Hagerstown; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert V. Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m.

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

Mary E. Hinton

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Services for Mary Elizabeth Hinton, 71, of North Little Rock, who died Saturday, Dec. 21, 1996, will be held today at 10 a.m. at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel, 5509 J.F.K. Blvd., North Little Rock. Entombment will be in Riverwood Mausoleum, Maumelle, Ark.

Alben L. Deneen

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Alben L. Deneen, 40, of Warfordsburg, who died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, is survived by a sister, Donya Billings of Frederick, Md.

Guy C. McCleaf Jr.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Guy C. "June" McCleaf Jr., 72, of 13001 Pennersville Road, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born April 10, 1924, in Fairfield, Pa., he was the son of the late Guy C. and Lavina A. Breach McCleaf Sr. He lived his early life in the Fairfield area.

He was employed by GAF Minerals, now ISP Minerals Inc., Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., as a mechanic in the maintenance department. He worked there from 1947 until his retirement in 1986.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army, 731st Unit Field Artillery Battalion, 3rd Army, from 1943 to 1946. He served in the European Theater.

He was a member of William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695, Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Madeline J. Fleck McCleaf, whom he married on Sept. 9, 1946; one daughter, Connie J. Bombardier of Rouzerville, Pa.; one son, Daniel G. McCleaf Sr. of Blue Ridge Summit; three sisters, Florence J. Benjamin of Cascade, Jean I. Benchoff of Blue Ridge Summit and Darlene G. Kinley of Waynesboro; one brother, Ralph O. McCleaf of Middletown, Pa.; five grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert P. McCleaf.

Services will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Eugene M. Cline will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade. Military graveside services will be conducted by Honor Guard from the Charles M. Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday two hours prior to the service.

Ruth B.S. Haack

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ruth B. Slonaker Haack, 99, of 2075 Scotland Ave., and formerly of Waynesboro, died Monday, Dec. 23, 1996, at Menno-Haven, Chambersburg.

Born Feb. 19, 1897, in Fountaindale, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edgar A. Sprenkle and Emma C. Linebaugh Sprenkle Kriner.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Andrew A. Slonaker, in 1950, and Thomas Haack, in 1967.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by three daughters, Esther M. Miller of Hagerstown, Janet R. Bentzel of Chambersburg and Helen C. Stahley of York, Pa.; three sons, Alan A. Slonaker and Harry E. Slonaker, both of Gettysburg, Pa., and Ira M. Slonaker of York; one stepdaughter, Verna Edman of Alpine, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Bishop Donald G. Myers and the Rev. Michael E. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in McKnightstown Cemetery, McKnightstown, Pa.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Seventh-day Adventist Church, 160 E. Liberty St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or Menno-Haven Inc., 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

A. Brian Alexander

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A. Brian Alexander, 20, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 16, 1976, in Vicksburg, Miss., he was the son of the late Michael J. Alexander.

He was a graduate of Martinsburg High School.

He was employed by W.D. Byron Tannery in Williamsport.

He is survived by paternal grandparents, Louise and Norman Price of Martinsburg; and a close friend, Misty Tosten.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

Anna F. Broyles

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Anna Frances Broyles, 81, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Dec. 23, 1996, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born June 21, 1915, in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Columbus "Buck" and Martha Roeder LaRue.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Kenneth Broyles.

She retired from Sexton Can Co.

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

She is survived by two daughters, Janet Mickeline, Chambersburg, Pa., and Dorothy Kilmer of Michigan; three sisters, Dorothy Riker and Grace Kelley, both of Hagerstown, and Rosalie Lloyd of Martinsburg; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert L. Broyles; six sisters, Pearl LeNovel, Ella Powell, Mary E. LaRue, Maude Copenhaver, Helen Keller and Louise LaRue; and four brothers, George LaRue, William LaRue, Robert LaRue and Woodrow LaRue.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 219 S. Queen St., Martinsburg. The Rev. John V. DiBacco Jr. will be celebrant. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m.

The family will meet at the funeral home Thursday at 12:30 p.m. before going to the church.

Ralph H. Clopper

CARLISLE, Pa. - Ralph H. Clopper, 91, of Cumberland County Nursing Home, and formerly of Barnitz, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 21, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born April 5, 1905, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Jacob and Maggie Hollinger Clopper.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Shenk Clopper.

He was a graduate of Greencastle High School, Greencastle, Pa. He attended Elizabethtown College, where he was captain of the first varsity basketball team.

He was a former employee of Huntsdale Fish Hatchery. He retired from Schweitzer Paper Co., Mt. Holly Springs, Pa. He was former owner and operator of Ralph H. Clopper Tax Preparer. He was a former auditor of Dickinson Township, Pa.

He was a member of Huntsdale Church of the Brethren, where he was a former superintendent, deacon and Sunday school teacher.

He is survived by one daughter, Louise A. Potteiger of Carlisle; two sons, Jack S. Clopper of Alexandria, Va., and Joe R. Clopper of Carlisle; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

His body was donated to Humanity Gifts Registry.

Memorial services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle. The Rev. Jan. E. Custer will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Gladys G. Post

Gladys G. Post, 87, formerly of Lyndon, N.Y., died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, at Colton Villa Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born April 24, 1909, in Farmersville, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Sarah Williams Bogardus.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Verner Post, in 1992.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinville, N.Y., and Loyal Standby Class and Missionary Circle.

She was a member of Franklinville Senior Citizens.

She is survived by one daughter, Carole Swope of Felton, Pa.; one son, David Post of Hagerstown; one brother, Lloyd Bogardus of Weston Mills, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Helen LaPlante and Beverly Tyree.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Babbitt and Easton Funeral Home, 7 N. Main St., Franklinville. The Rev. James Garnett will officiate. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery, Freedom, N.Y.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Camp JYC, c/o First Baptist Church, Franklinville, N.Y., 14737.

Earl L. Kean

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Earl L. Kean, 77, of 280 Stonegate Circle South, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 19, 1919, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Earl H. and Mary Koser Kean.

He was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad and retired from Conrail as a supervisor with 41 years of service in 1977.

A veteran of World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Chambersburg.

He was a member of Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Gabler Kean, whom he married on Dec. 14, 1937; two daughters, Shirley K. Jones and Susanne Detrich, both of Chambersburg; five sisters, Marion Truett, Marjorie Diehl and Helen Fegan, all of Chambersburg, Eleanor Isman of Arizona, and Pauline Skeen of Atlanta; one brother, George W. Kean of Elizabethtown, Pa.; five grandchildren; and four great-granddaughters.

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

Services will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Donald C. Nolder will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, 225 S. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Mary J. Sheets

CUMBERLAND, Md. - Mary J. Sheets, 73, of Cumberland, and formerly of Potomac Park, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.

Born May 10, 1923, in Clarksburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of Garold L. Douglas and Hazel J. Sutton Douglas of Bridgeport, W.Va.

She was a retired C&P Telephone operator in Hagerstown.

A veteran of World War II, she served in the Women's Air Corps.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cumberland.

She was a member of Telephone Pioneers; Cumberland Garden Club; and Cumberland History House.

She is survived by four daughters, Barbara J. Mulvey of Salisbury, Md., Joanna Dove of Columbia, Md., Lisa A. Capps of Glenelg, Md., and Colleen Shaffer of Winchester, Va.; one son, David H. Sheets of Alexandria, Va.; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Michael Sheets.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Washington Street, Cumberland. The Rev. John J. Duffus will officiate. Burial will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Rocky Gap, Md.

Friends will be received at Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Permanent Endowment Fund; Cumberland Garden Club; or History House on Washington Street, all in Cumberland, Md. 21502.

Alpha J. Tay

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Alpha Josephine Tay, 88, of Falling Waters, died Monday, Dec. 23, 1996, at the home of her grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Frank M. and Terri L. Snodgrass.

Born Dec. 2, 1908, in Picayune, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Cooper Flowers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Tay.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Rose Jensen of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two sisters, Ayesha Flowers Anderson and Athene Flowers Roark; two brothers, Wiley J. Flowers and Wilber C. Flowers; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Services and burial will be private. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Joseph B. Yingling

Memorial donations in Joseph Bertram "Bert" Yingling's name also may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 118 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

A. Grayson Phelps

MYERSVILLE, Md. - A. Grayson Phelps, 79, of Main Street, died Monday, Dec. 23, 1996, at the home of his son, Richard A. Phelps, Myersville.

Born Sept. 16, 1917, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late Albert Rudolph and Anna Pearl Sheets Phelps.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine A. Miller Phelps, in 1992.

He was employed for more than 20 years by Sealtest Dairy, Frederick, and retired from Fairchild Aircraft, Gaithersburg, Md.

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

He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Myersville, and Men's Sunday School Class.

He is survived by two sons, Jack Phelps of Frederick and Richard A. Phelps of Myersville; five grandchildren, Rick Phelps, Jean Phelps Delauter, Greg Phelps, Tommy Phelps and Carol Phelps; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Edna Parrard; and one brother, Oliver Phelps.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville. The Rev. Norman D. Kemmerer will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Myersville.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, 1730 N. Market St., P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, Md. 21702.
 

Juanita C. Bushman

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Juanita C. Bushman, 90, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at the Extended Care Facility of Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.

Born Jan. 17, 1906, in Great Cacapon, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William F. and Lottie L. Spring Clingerman.

Her husband, Robert L. Bushman, died in 1980.

She attended Cedar Point School and Mount Nebo School, both in Great Cacapon, and Paw Paw High School in Paw Paw, W.Va.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Berkeley Springs Church of Christ.

She also was a member of AARP.

She is survived by three daughters, Louise M. Keiter and Thelma Ann Swaim, both of Berkeley Springs, and Lois Jean Swaim of Hagerstown; one son, James K. Bushman of Charles Town, W.Va.; one brother, Blaine C. Clingerman of Great Cacapon; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie Bushman; and two brothers, Kermit B. Clingerman and Kenmore Clingerman.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. Edwin Floyd, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery in Great Cacapon.

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

Mary E. Custer

Mary E. Custer, 64, of 715 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Feb. 14, 1932, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ethel Barnhart Bowers.

She was employed as a nursing assistant at Garlock Memorial Convalescent Home in Hagerstown from 1969 until her retirement due to disability in 1982.

She was a member of Assembly of God Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband, Glenn M. Custer, whom she married June 1, 1951; one daughter, Lucille Souders of Hagerstown; one sister, Bertha Lee Helmick of Hancock; two brothers, Paul Bowers of Black Oak, Pa., and the Rev. Gerald Bowers of Williamsburg, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, David G. Custer; and one brother, John Bowers.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, Pa. Joseph H. Helmick, pastor, will officiate. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

There will be no viewing, but the family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made to Western Maryland Hospital Center, in memory of David G. Custer, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

William O. Frank

BOONSBORO - William Oscar Frank, 85, a resident of Reeders Memorial Home, died Monday, Dec. 23, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 15, 1911, in Westmoreland County, Va., he was the son of the late James and Mary Frank.

He had been employed by Pan American Airways, Fairchild Aircraft and Frick Co. in Waynesboro, Pa.

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

He was a member of Friendship Lodge 84, A.F.&A.M.; North American Rod and Gun Club; and American Legion Morris Frock Post 42.

He is survived by one daughter, Corniela Susan Weyhe of Dunedin, Fla.; one son, Donald S. Frank of Moore, S.C.; and four grandchildren.

Private memorial services will be held at his birthplace in King George, Va.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Vivian M.L. Moats

TEHACHAPI, Calif. - Vivian Mae Larson Moats, 75, of Tehachapi, formerly of Pennsylvania, Norfolk, Va., and Utah, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at her home as a result of cancer.

Born Nov. 29, 1921, in Preston, Idaho, she was the daughter of the late Elnar and Avilda Larson. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Moats, in 1988.

She attended Virginia Intermount College on the Virginia/Tennessee border.

She assisted her husband in the growth of his accounting practice in Norfolk.

While in Utah, she was a service leader for the women's auxiliary of her congregation, coordinating meals and assistance in times of sickness, need and bereavement.

She is survived by four children, Duane Moats of Tehachapi, Patricia Sampson Chappell of Loa, Utah, Susan Kirgan of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and William Moats of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lillian Skinner Pederson; and one brother, Robert Larson.

Services were held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel in Tehachapi.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Dec. 28, at Quincy Cemetery, Quincy, Pa. Duane Moats and William Moats will officiate.

Local arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Pa.

Josephine Andrejko

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Josephine Andrejko, 85, of Route 2, Box 148A-34, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.

Born July 16, 1911, in Winber, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Susan Andrejko.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Andrejko and Frank Andrejko.

Services will be Saturday at noon at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg. The Rev. David Carroll will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Evelyn Roberts

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Evelyn Roberts, 76, of Quincy United Methodist Home, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, at the home.

She was the daughter of the late Roy W. Sheckells and Charlotte Pumphrey.

She is survived by two daughters, Gloria Winters of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Patricia Wilson of Martinsburg, W.Va.; four sons, Richard Elliott of Widber, Pa., Larry Roberts of Hagerstown, Garry Roberts of Fayetteville, Pa., and Gregory Roberts of Chambersburg, Pa.; three sisters, Ruth Griffith and Doris Sheckells, both of Brunswick, Md., and Mary Grubb of Morgansville, Md.; one brother, David Sheckells; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Jean Sheckells; and one brother, Roy W. Sheckells Jr.

Private graveside services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. in Brunswick.

Memorial donations may be made to Quincy United Methodist Home, Quincy, Pa., or the American Cancer Society.

John E. Pike

John Edmund Pike, 69, of 524 Jefferson St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Aug. 23, 1927, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Ira and Helen Jackson Pike.

He retired from TriState Roofing.

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

He was a member of North American Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by his wife, Doris M. Pike; one daughter, Elaine Keener of Maugansville; one son, John E. Pike Jr. of Hagerstown; one sister, Shirley Lum of Smithsburg; two brothers, Robert S. Pike of Hagerstown and George W. Pike of Spotsylvania, Va.; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be today at 2:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Raymond H. Shriver will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

Jennie M. Smith

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Jennie M. Smith, 77, of 75 W. South St., died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Dec. 18, 1919, in Dawson, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Elbert and Clara Jones Jones.

Her first husband, Charlie W. Jones, died in 1974.

Her second husband, Morris Smith, died in 1995.

She was employed as a laborer at Knouse Foods in Peach Glen, Adams County, Pa., for 23 years, retiring in 1985.

She was a member of Amos Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Mummasburg, Pa., where she was founder and church mother.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary B. Livingston of McKnightstown, Pa., and Gayle J. Jones of Chambersburg, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Mattie W. Simmons of Hartford, Conn.; three sons, Willie C. Jones, Elbert L. Jones and George W. Jones, all of Chambersburg; 30 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.

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

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Church of Christ, 145 S. Franklin St., Gettysburg, Pa. Bishop John T. Trammel will officiate. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery in Chambersburg.

Friends may call at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Getha H. Ketchum

RANSON, W.Va. - Getha H. Ketchum, 78, formerly of Ranson, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Nov. 7, 1918, in Waverly, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ida Pease.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd W. Ketchum.

She is survived by one son, Marlo Deane Ketchum of Hagerstown; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Floyd E. Ketchum, Charles C. Ketchum and Wayne Ketchum.

Services and burial are private at Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor, N.Y.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Raymond R. Koontz

BOONSBORO - Raymond Reed Koontz, 80, of Boonsboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, at Ravenwood Lutheran Home, Hagerstown.

Born June 26, 1916, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late George Joseph and Minnie Dorothy Straitiff Koontz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Glendora Long Koontz, in 1989.

He was employed by the R. Paul Smith Power Plant in Williamsport for 35 years, retiring in 1976.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He was a member of Improved Order of Redmen Tribe 84, Williamsport, where he served as past sachem. He also was a member of Quarter Century Club of Potomac Edison and AARP.

He is survived by one daughter, Barbara A. Jordan of Sharpsburg; one stepson, Russell Rhinehart of Hagerstown; three sisters, Virginia Hause, Florence Giffin and Ann Myers, all of Hagerstown; two brothers, Harry Koontz and Phillip "Buck" Koontz, both of Hagerstown; one grandson; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Geneive Gossard; and three brothers, George W. Koontz, William "Bill" Koontz and Paul Koontz.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Loyal H. Vanderveer will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of the family and friends, the funeral home will open at 9 a.m. today.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Nellie M. G. Chapman

KEEDYSVILLE - Services for Nellie Margaret Griffith Chapman will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Grace Boyer officiating.

Marinus Heymering

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Marinus Heymering, 96, of 227 W. Main St., died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Sept. 11, 1900, in Pekalongan, Java, Indonesia, he was the son of the late Sebastiaan Geerloff and Bertha Scherer Heymering. He lived his early life in the Dutch East Indies.

He served in the Dutch East Indies Militia in 1921.

He graduated from high school and moved to the United States in 1926 to further his education in mechanical engineering. He was a 1934 graduate of University of Cincinnati.

He worked as a tool and machine designer for Lodge and Shipley Co. in Cincinnati, then Herald Machine Co. of Worcester, Mass. He then worked for Cincinnati Milling Machine Co. in Cincinnati. He moved to Waynesboro in 1944, and was employed in the engineering department by Teledyne-Landis Machine Co. for 22 years, retiring in 1966.

He was a member of the Southern Engineers of Hagerstown; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts; Hagerstown AARP; and was a charter member of South Chapter 2977 AARP, Waynesboro, for which he was the first treasurer. He bowled with the Senior Citizens Bowling League.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Wood Heymering, whom he married on April 15, 1944; two sons, Marinus Heymering Jr. of Salt Lake City and Henry Wood Heymering of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; one sister, Ena Kuyl of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa; one grandson; one niece; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Guuja Blank and Bertha Heymering.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 112 E. Second St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Stephen D. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Utica, N.Y.

There will be no public viewing.

The family will receive friends in the church social room following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 112 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Jackson K. Ringer

TOWSON, Md. - Jackson Kenneth Ringer, 81, of Towson, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at Stella Maris Hospice, Towson.

He was born Oct. 26, 1915, in Maryland.

He was the former owner of Ringers Home Laundry, Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis LaRue Hepperie Ringer; two daughters, Patricia LaRue Doering of Fallston, Md., and Jacqueline Lee McCosh; one sister, Agatha Schaffer of Fort Loudon, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Stella Maris Hospice Program, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, Md. 21204 or Cardiac Research at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Arrangements are by Schimunek Funeral Home, Bel Air, Md.

Tom McNeil

DAMASCUS, Va. - Tom McNeil, 84, of Damascus and formerly of West Jefferson, N.C., died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, at his home.

Born July 14, 1912, in Ashe County, N.C., he was the son of Kirby and Ellen Faw McNeil.

He is survived by his wife, Altha Faw McNeil; five daughters, Tommy Jean Cook of Pennsylvania, Rebecca Hensel of West Virginia, June Mumma and Mary Stover, both of Maryland, and Kimberly McNeil of Damascus; one son, Barry McNeil of Leitersburg; three sisters, Edna Parsons, Ola Greer and Bell McNeil, all of West Jefferson; five brothers, Quincy McNeil and Iron McNeil, both of West Jefferson, Wint McNeil of West Virginia, Eugene McNeil of Wytheville, Va., and Oscar McNeil of Marion, Va.; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be today at 11 a.m. at Badger Funeral Home Chapel, West Jefferson. The Rev. Don Lasley and the Rev. Wayne Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Calloway Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Badger Funeral Home, West Jefferson.

Charles R. Stewart

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Charles Robert Stewart, 66, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at his home.

Born May 9, 1930, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Clifford B. and Minnie Shipman Stewart.

He retired from the Schmidt's Bakery Co.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joyce Pence Stewart; five daughters, J. Yvonne Eckenrode, Lisa Henry, Rhonda Folz and Candi Rico, all of Martinsburg, and Debra Wasson of Hedgesville, W.Va.; three sisters, Mary Stewart of Chambersburg, Pa., Dorothy Bowers of Hedgesville and Catherine Crawford of Inwwod, W.Va.; two brothers, Lester Stewart and Arthur Stewart, both of Martinsburg; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; two stepgreat-grandsons; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Mills; and five brothers, Gilbert Butts, Ike Stewart, Kelly Stewart, Eugene Stewart, and Donald Stewart.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. John Yost officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, and Salem United Methodist Church, Tuscarora Pike, both of Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Warren P. Christman

STATE LINE, Pa. - Warren P. Christman, 75, of 468 East Ave., died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born April 9, 1921, in St. Thomas, Pa., he was the son of the late Alvin C. and Blanche I. Grove Christman.

His wife, Mary N. Bowman Christman, died in 1989.

He was employed on the family farm, retiring in 1976.

He was a member of Ebenezer United Brethren Church in Greencastle, Pa., since 1957.

He also was a member of Norland Chapter of AARP.

He is survived by one daughter, Beverly G. Souders of Greencastle; five sons, W. Ronald Christman, Renolds G. Christman and Linn G. Christman, all of Chambersburg, LaKee Ed Christman of Greencastle, and Danah C. Christman of Mercersburg, Pa.; three sisters, Edna Knoll, Kathryn Knoll and Mildred Bigham, all of Chambersburg; one brother, George Christman of Chambersburg; a friend, Mae Poe of St. Thomas; 22 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ambrose Christman.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer United Brethren Church. The Rev. Garry Culler and the Rev. Clarence DeHart Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, today from 7 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made to Gideon's International, c/o Ebenezer United Brethren Church, 7000 Guitner Road, Greencastle, Pa., 17225.

Mary L. Geisler

Mary Lucille Geisler, 71, of 307 Key Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born near Urbana, Md., on May 4, 1925, she was the daughter of the late James Wesley and Martha Brandenburg Geisler.

She attended St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by two sisters, Emma S. Biser of Jefferson, Md., and M. Frances Shafer of Knoxville, Md.; two brothers, William W. Geisler of Mount Airy, Md., and Edwin B. Geisler of Vienna, Va.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth G. Wilcom; and two brothers, James Atlee Geisler and Richard T. Geisler Sr.

Services and burial will be private.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington County Human Development Council Inc., 433 Brewer Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arrangements are by Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, Md.

Charles E. Leatherman

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Charles Edward Leatherman, 77, of 309 W. Main St., died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born May 29, 1919, near Middletown, he was the son of the late Floyd and Annie Kate Flook Leatherman.

He had been a farmer in the Middletown area. He had been employed by Hiltner's Furniture Store, Frederick. He retired from the Frederick County Board of Education in 1981.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II in North Africa. He received the Purple Heart.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown, and the Men's Bible Class of the church.

He also was a member of Middletown Volunteer Fire Co. and auxiliary; Lawrence Everhart American Legion Post 51 Middletown, and the AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Esther Kepler Leatherman; two sisters, Edna V. Etzler and Rebekah L. McLaren, both of Frederick; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Catherine Leatherman; and four brothers, Albert Calvin Leatherman, Roy Glenn Leatherman, William Marshall Leatherman and John Wheeler Leatherman.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown. The Rev. Donald L. Turley and the Rev. William M. Bucher will officiate. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.

Friends may call today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sunday school room of Zion Lutheran Church. Friends also may call one hour prior to the services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the building fund of the church, P.O. Box 306, Middletown, Md. 21769, or to Middletown Volunteer Fire Co., Middletown, Md. 21769.

Jamaal D. Fitzgerald

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Jamaal Dennis Fitzgerald, 1, of Route 3, died Monday, Dec. 23, 1996, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Jan. 1, 1995, in Rochester, N.Y., he was the son of Dennis Carl and Diane Lindsey Fitzgerald of Harpers Ferry.

He was a member of Glad Tidings Church in Medina, N.Y.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Kiya Fitzgerald, at home; and one stepsister, Lisa Fitzgerald of Panama City, Fla.

Services will be Monday at Glad Tidings Church in Medina. Burial will be in Box Wood Cemetery, Medina.

Arrangements are by Barnes-Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina. Local arrangements are by Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson.

C. Ella Reitz

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - C. Ella Reitz, 93, of Menno Haven and formerly of 807 Broad St., died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996, at Menno Haven.

Born June 1, 1903, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late James Andrew and Rosabell Jones Vinson.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John I. Frey; and by her second husband, George P. Reitz.

She was employed as a cook by Vanderau's Restaurant, Chambersburg, for many years.

She was a member of Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Greencastle, Pa., and the ladies sewing circle of the church.

She is survived by two sons, Leslie Frey of Colorado Springs, Colo., and John Frey of Fort Loudon, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Mable Baker of Edenville, Pa.; one stepson, Paul Reitz of Edenville; one sister, Rhoda Worthington of Gum Springs, Va.; 15 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Salem Cemetery, Chambersburg. The Rev. Nelson Martin will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, 13343 Williamsport Pike, Greencastle, Pa. 17225.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Eugene H. "Obie" Dailey

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Eugene H. "Obie" Dailey, 75, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, at his home.

Born Jan. 31, 1921, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late William T. Dailey and Flora Mae Stotler Dailey.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriett Mencer Dailey, in 1991.

He retired in 1986 from Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corp. in Berkeley Springs.

He was a member of Teamsters Local 992 of Hagerstown.

He is survived by six daughters, Sandra Herne, Janet Gregory, Kathy McAnulty and Becky Harvey, all of Berkeley Springs, Deborah Haines of Winchester, Va., and Tonya Ringer of Arkansas; two sons, Dale Dailey and Bill Dailey, both of Berkeley Springs; four sisters, Jane Bohrer, Pearl Johnson, and Betty Lou Tritapoe, all of Berkeley Springs, and Sarah Bell Bryan of Hagerstown; one brother, Junior Dailey of Omaha, Neb.; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Hilda Linaweaver, and one brother, William C. Dailey.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Jack Hiles and the Rev. Jack Hiles Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Shade Family Cemetery in Berkeley Springs.

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

Dorothy M. Heriford

FONTANA, Calif. - Dorothy May "Dottie" Heriford, 41, of Fontana, and formerly of Arlington, Va., died Saturday, Dec. 21, 1996.

Born in Portsmith, Va., she was the daughter of Leonard A. Morrell of Maryland.

She was employed as a bartender by the American Legion, Bloomington, Calif.

She was a member of the Emblem Club BPOE, 2013, Fontana, and American Legion Post 422, Bloomington.

In addition to her father, she is survived by one daughter, Stacey Heriford of Fontana; two sons, Christopher Heriford and Jeffrey Heriford, both of Fontana; three sisters, Denise Baker of Moreno Valley, Calif., Lynette Browand and Sharon Murphy, both of Pennsylvania.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 422 in Bloomington. A second memorial service will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7526 Alder Ave., Fontana. Burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Dickey Mortuary, Fontana.

James A. Snider

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Rev. James A. Snider, 80, of Menno Haven, and formerly of 163 Maple Ave., Greencastle, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born March 3, 1916, in Montgomery Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel and Nina Dentler Snider.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Corena B. Atherton Snider in February of 1977.

He was an alumnus of Messiah College, Grantham, Pa., and Huntington College, Huntington, Ind.

He was licensed as a minister of the United Brethren in Christ Church in 1950, retiring from active ministry in 1971. He served eight churches in the Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio conference areas during his ministry. He was the host of the "Neighbor Jim" radio program that aired for several years on WKSL. He operated Snider's Garage in Upton, Pa., for many years. He also worked at the former Western Maryland Railroad and Letterkenney Army Depot, Chambersburg.

He was a member of Macedonia United Brethren in Christ Church, Greencastle.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth S. Bartle Snider, whom he married Jan. 1, 1983; two daughters, Beverly M. Spangler of Greencastle and Cinda J. Smith of Shady Grove, Pa.; one son, Ronald D. Snider of Mercersburg, Pa.; three stepdaughters, Ruby C. Kessinger, Naomi R. Shatzer and Joyce M. Brown, all of Chambersburg; three stepsons, Rodney G. Bartle and Dean C. Bartle, both of Chambersburg, and the Rev. Jaye M. Bartle of Shippensburg, Pa.; two sisters, Jane Fetterhoff of Coseytown, Pa., and Alice L. Hartman of Hagerstown; one brother, Lester "Pink" Snider of St. Thomas, Pa.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Susan Cosey, Westanna Young and Ruth Snider; and three brothers, Samuel Snider, Franklin Snider and Sibert Snider.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Macedonia United Brethren in Christ Church, 11887 Worleytown Road, Greencastle. The Rev. Gayle L. Ruble Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Montgomery Brethren in Christ Church Cemetery, near Upton.

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

William M. Chaney

WILLIAMSPORT - William Marion Chaney, 98, of 252 Otho Holland Drive, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 9, 1898, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Charles Marion and Barbara Crilley Chaney.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beulah Elizabeth Nave Chaney in 1949, and by his second wife, Julia Ann Fischer Chaney in 1982.

He was employed as a machine operator by W.D. Byron Tannery, retiring in 1963. He was a custodian at Williamsport United Methodist Church for more than 17 years.

He was a member of Williamsport Church of God.

He is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Marie Jones of Camp Hill, Pa., and Sydney Elmira Appenzeller of Hagerstown; five stepdaughters, Ruth Waters and Esther Myers, both of Williamsport, Isabelle Miller of Topping, Va., Mary Huff of Huntington Valley, Pa., and Naomi Pfeltz of Hartfield, Va.; three stepsons, William Fischer of Hagerstown, George Fischer of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Charles Fischer of Williamsport; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; step-grandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren and stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Robert E. Timmons and the Rev. Richard A. Kroll will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The funeral home will be open Monday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St., Williamsport, Md. 21795.

Lloyd A. Eby

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lloyd A. Eby, 76, a resident of Menno Haven and formerly of 4082 Burkholder Road, Chambersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996, at the home.

Born Dec. 19, 1920, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Ira Eby and Lydia Lehman Eby.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Martin Eby, who died in January 1996.

He was a member of Chambersburg Mennonite Church in Chambersburg, was an adult Sunday school teacher for 40 years, and was a song leader.

A farmer, he retired in 1972. After his retirement he was a salesman for Paul M. Byers Farm Machinery for 15 years.

He is survived by three daughters, Miriam E. Jones of Carrollton, Ga., Alta M. Lawyer, of Harrisonburg, Va., and Evelyn Martin of Maugansville; three sons, Lloyd M. Eby of Cheverly, Md., James M. Eby of Chambersburg, and Nelson M. Eby of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two sisters Louise F. Martin of Hagerstown and Dorothy A. Martin of Flintstone, Md.; five brothers, David L. Eby of Chambersburg, Harold L. Eby of Clearville, Pa., Wayne A. Eby of Flintstone, Glen I. Eby of Manchester, Ky., and J. Elden Eby of Chambersburg; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Chambersburg Mennonite Church, Chambersburg. The Rev. Preston M. Frey and the Rev. Jerry Traister will officiate. Burial will be in Chambersburg Mennonite Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Franklin Mennonite Conference Center, 4856 Molly Pitcher Highway, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201, c/o Mission work in Guatemala.

Daisy V. Churchey

Daisy Virginia Churchey, 83, of Colton Villa Nursing Home, Hagerstown, and formerly of 47 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 5, 1913, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late George L. and Katie I. Welch Eichelberger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen M. Churchey, in 1971.

She was employed as a cook by Woodpoint Grill for more than 20 years.

She was a member of Hagerstown Bible Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Consuelo I. "Sue" Clark of Laurel, Md.; two sons, Wayne Churchey of Cincinnati and Jack Churchey of Huntsville, Ala.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mountainview Cemetery, Sharpsburg. The Rev. Dale R. Carver will officiate.

There will be no viewing, but the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

John A. McDougal

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - John A. McDougal, 82, of 315 Cooper Lane, and a resident of Shook Home in Chambersburg, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at Shook Home.

Born Sept. 24, 1914, in Fairmont, W.Va., he was the son of the late Samuel C. and Nellie Elizabeth Johnson McDougal.

His wife, Mary Jane Murphy McDougal, died in 1989.

He was a retired pipe fitter with Fruit Growers Express in Alexandria, Va.

He was a member of McConnellsburg Baptist Chapel, McConnellsburg.

He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Smith of McConnellsburg; one brother, Willis McDougal of Chandler, Okla.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jack W. McDougal; and one brother, Leo E. McDougal.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Woodsdale Cemetery in Grafton, W.Va. The Rev. William LaWall will officiate.

Friends may call at Davis Funeral Home in Grafton on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Local arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg.

Hazel L. Gordon Gray

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Hazel Lucille Gordon Unger Messner Gray, 67, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, as a result of an automobile accident in Morgan County, W.Va.

The accident also claimed the life of her husband, Archie Junior Gray.

Born Jan. 18, 1929, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late George and Lydia Bell Weller Gordon.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hammond Unger, in 1970, and by her second husband, Sanford C. Messner, in 1990.

She attended Hancock High School.

She attended Independent Church of God, in Hedgesville, W.Va.

She had been employed as a seamstress at Stanley Co. in Chambersburg, Pa., and was a homemaker.

She is survived by three stepdaughters, Leanna Gray Vest of San Diego, Calif., Deborah M. Davis of Albuquerque, N.M., and Dorothy V. Martin of Goose Creek, S.C.; one stepson, Anthony M. Gray of Deale, Md.; six step-grandchildren; and one aunt.

Services will be held Monday, at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Hennis H. Fox will officiate. Burial will be in Duckwall Church of Christ Cemetery, Morgan County, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Sunday 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. Sunday.

Memorial donations may be made to the Independent Church of God, Route 2, Box 435, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

William F. Brazz

William Frank Brazz, 76, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 27, 1920, in Coaldale, Pa., he was the son of the late Peter and Elizabeth Rolinitus Brazz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Peterson Brazz, in 1994.

He retired from the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Co., Newark, N.J.

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

He was of the Catholic faith.

He was a member of the Teamsters Local, Newark; American Legion Post 42; VFW 1936 and the Redmans Club, all of Hagerstown.

He is survived by one daughter, Dr. Sherry Brazz Tomasino of Hyattsville, Md.; one son, William P. Brazz of West Bloomfield, Mich.; and two granddaughters, Emily Brazz and Molly Brazz.

Services were held today at 1 p.m. at George-Upchurch Funeral Home, 202 Greene St., Cumberland, Md. Chaplain Charles Griffith officiated. Burial, with military honors by local veterans organizations, were in MSVC, Rocky Gap.

Dwight T. Hallowell

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dwight T. Hallowell, 65, of 2479 Newcomer Road, Chambersburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Feb. 20, 1931, in McCanle, Va., he was the son of the late Joseph and Irene Lonas Anderson.

He served as a Petty Officer 1st Class in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era.

Following his retirement from the Navy, he worked at Teledyne-Landis in Waynesboro, retiring in 1995.

He was of the Episcopal faith.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey Snyder Hallowell; two stepdaughters, Sharon Plasterer of Roxbury, Pa., and Debra Kaminski of Pittsburgh; one stepson, Michael S. Taylor of Alvaton, Ky.; one brother, William Parkinson of Phoenix; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, J. Wyman and Josephine Deacon Hallowell.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, at 2 p.m. at Beaver Creek Cemetery in Washington County, Md. The Rev. S. Dwight Morgan will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

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

Archie J. Gray

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Archie Junior Gray, 73, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, as the result of an automobile accident in Morgan County, W.Va.

His wife, Hazel Lucille Gray, died in the same accident.

Born May 23, 1923, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Archie Theodore and Bessie Henson Gray.

He was a radio/TV repairman with Georges TV in Washington for many years.

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

He was a member of Morgan County Chapter 34, D.A.V.

He is survived by three daughters, Leanna Gray Vest of San Diego, Calif., Deborah M. Davis of Albuquerque, N. M., and Dorothy V. Martin of Goose Creek, S.C.; one son, Anthony M. Gray of Deale, Md.; one sister, Bertha Greene of Ocala, Fla.; one brother, Edward Gray of Clearwater, Fla.; six grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ethel Schmidt.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Hennis H. Fox will officiate. Burial will be in Duckwall Church of Christ Cemetery, Morgan County, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Sunday 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. Sunday.

Memorial donations may be made to Independent Church of God, Route 2, Box 435, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Mildred C. Anderson

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Mildred C. Anderson, 81, of 250 Orchard Circle, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at her home.

Born June 28, 1915, in Hustontown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Rudasill and Mertie Berkstresser Lamberson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin G. Anderson, on April 17, 1986.

She operated the former Anderson's Grocery in Upton, Pa., for 25 years.

She was a member of St. Stephen's United Church of Christ, Upton.

She was a life member of Golden Age Center, Greencastle; a member of Greencastle Senior Center; a charter member of Greencastle AARP chapter 3025; and a member of Upton Homemakers.

She is survived by one son, Donald G. Anderson of Greencastle; a foster daughter, Sarah Sandy of Thurmont, Md.; one sister, Irene Lamberson of Marion, Pa.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Faye Souders; and one brother, Glen Lamberson.

Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen's United Church of Christ, Buchanan Trail West, Upton. The Rev. Doug-las Hodges will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

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

Memorial donations may be made to St. Stephen's United Church of Christ, c/o Ken Shockey, treasurer, 8964 Rabbit Road North, Greencastle, Pa. 17225; or to the Greencastle Senior Center, 10615 Antrim Church Road, Greencastle, Pa. 17225.

Nina V. Newkirk

INWOOD, W.Va. - Nina V. Newkirk, 92, of Inwood, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Oct. 16, 1904, in Bedington, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Aaron and Effie Horner Crim.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis M. "Mace" Newkirk.

She was a member of Hedgesville United Methodist Church in Hedgesville, W.Va.

She is survived by one daughter, E. Jean Barrow of Inwood; two sons, Curtis E. Newkirk of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Neil W. Newkirk of Hancock; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Bruce W. Nesmith; and three brothers, Aaron Crim, Elmer Crim and Glen Crim.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Terri S. Cofiell will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

A. Mary H. Brandt

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A. Mary Heckman Brandt, 88, a resident of Menno Haven Nursing Home, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born June 23, 1908, in Upton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John E. and Clara Ellen Johnson Heckman.

Her husband, Glen C. Brandt, died in 1994. They were married in 1942.

She graduated as a nurse from Protestant Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia in 1930. In 1934, she completed three months postgraduate work in contagious diseases. In 1941, she received a certificate for Public Instruction Permanent Standard and to act as a school nurse and home and school visitor by the state of Pennsylvania. On Jan. 17, 1964, she received regular civil service status, nurse 1, in Pennsylvania.

She worked at Waynesboro Hospital in Waynesboro, Pa., for three years and spent three years in private duty in the Chambersburg area. For nine years, she worked as school nurse and home school visitor for the Chambersburg School System. She taught classes for the American Red Cross, was a private duty nurse, and a school nurse for Scotland School for Veterans Children. She retired in 1978.

She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Chambersburg, and was active in the arts and crafts department.

She also was a member of American Nurses Association and the National Education Association.

She is survived by one daughter, LaRue Brandt of Chambersburg; one son, William H. Brandt of Seattle; one sister, Ruth Fritz of Philadelphia; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, John Heckman.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ Church, 1811 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium.

Jean B. Stroup

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Jean Bormann Stroup, 72, of 7307 Coventry Drive, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996, at Frederick Healthcare Center.

Born Nov. 8, 1924 in Belleville, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Albert H. and Alice Martin Bormann.

She was a 1946 graduate of William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Va., with a degree in accounting.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Middletown.

She was a member of Tri-Delta Sorority; the Loyalty Chapter 79 Order of Frederick Eastern Star and past president of Kiwives.

She is survived by her husband, Ellis H. Stroup; two daughters, Lynn D. Stroup and Laurel, Md., and Patricia A. Dolan of Middletown; three sons, Larry Stroup of Oakland, Calif, Jerry D. Stroup of Laurel, and Edward A. Stroup of Middletown; one granddaughter and two grandsons.

Visitation and services will be private. The Rev. Donald L. Turley will officiate. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to William and Mary College, c/o Robert S. Dutro, 108 Shoreham Lane, Williamsburg, Va. 23185.

Arrangements are by Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown.

Lynn M. Freeze

Lynn Marie Freeze, D.O., 33, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at Washington County Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born Jan. 8, 1963, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Bernard J. and Lois M. Haasen Freeze of Eldersburg, Md.

She was a family practitioner with Antietam Medical Associates.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, James B. Freeze of Westminster, Md., and Michael P. Freeze of Hanover, Pa.; three nieces; and one nephew.

Services will be Monday at 9 a.m. at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Randallstown, Md. The Rev. Edward J. Bayer will officiate. Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Park, Sykesville, Md.

Visitation will be Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Loring Byers Funeral Directors, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown.


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