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Julia C. W. Fleagle

THURMONT, Md. - Julia C. Wastler "Grandma" Fleagle, 80, of Thurmont, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at Gettysburg Hospital, Gettysburg, Pa.

Born May 26, 1916, in Frederick County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles Bernard and Margaret Elizabeth Webb Wastler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Albert Fleagle on March 18, 1995.

She was a life member of Apple's United Church of Christ, Thurmont.

She also was a member of the Thurmont Senior Citizens; was an avid bowler in Frederick County and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter, Georgette Stitely of Thurmont; one son, Richard Fleagle of Thurmont; nine grandchildren, Annette Kelley, Richard Fleagle, Tom Davis II, Loretta Stouter, Michael Davis, Susie Johnson, Karen Stitely, Jeff Stitely and Brian Stitely; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Doris Fitzgerald of Thurmont.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley L. Davis on Dec. 10, 1994; three sisters, Hilda Fleagle, Mabel Troxell and Dorothy Welsh; and six brothers, Chester Wastler, Raymond Wastler, Arthur Wastler, Edgar Wastler, Lloyd Waster and Merhl Wastler.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Thurmont Funeral Home of Robert E. Dailey & Son, 615 E. Main St. The Rev. David Denham will officiate. Burial will be in Apple's Church Cemetery, Thurmont.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either Apple's United Church of Christ, c/o Richard Foster, 7908 Apples Church Road, Thurmont, Md. 21788 or The Thurmont Senior Citizens, E. Main St., Thurmont, Md. 21788.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Clarence E. Reeder

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Clarence E. Reeder, 94, of Menno Haven, and formerly of 88 Minnich Road, and Westminster, Md., died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at Menno Haven.

Born July 21, 1902, in Wormleysburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Thomas E. and Ella Mae Myers Reeder.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hope Jennie Hammond Reeder, on May 25, 1989.

He was employed by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., Baltimore, retiring in 1965 after more than 40 years of service.

He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Chambersburg.

He also was a member of the Door to Virtue Lodge 46 F. & A.M., Westminster.

He is survived by two daughters, Hope June Loomis of Baltimore and Beryl Jean Price of Chambersburg; two sisters, Grace Knopf of Chambersburg and Ruth Handshaw of Waynesboro, Pa.; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Harold E. Posey will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be held Sunday one half hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Masonic services will be conducted by members of George Washington Lodge 143 F. & A.M. at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Rev. Ralph C. Wise

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Ralph C. Wise, 73, of 10332 Old Forge Road, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born June 7, 1923, in Bath, N.Y., he was the son of the late George Carl and Stella Rarrick Wise.

He was a 1941 graduate of Haverling High School, New York. He attended Bible College near Philadelphia for three years.

He was employed by the Frick Co., Waynesboro, in the foundry. He then worked at Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro, in the maintenance department., serving as a foreman and finally as a crane operator. He retired from the company in 1982 after 36 years of service.

He was the first pastor to serve the Glen Furney Assembly of God Church. He served there for 36 years, retiring in 1981. He continued officiating at weddings and funerals until his death. He was pastor emeritus of Glen Furney Assembly of God Church.

He is survived by his wife of more than 54 years, Mary M. Morse Wise; four daughters, Karen J. Prieser of Trinidad; Rae Esther Sisek of Niles, Ohio, Dianne M. Kipe of Waynesboro and Faith E. Scott of Harrisburg, Pa.; seven sons, Emery R. Wise of Columbus, Ga., Lynn A. Wise of Hubbard, Ohio, Lowell E. Wise of Lodi, N.Y., Thomas Wise of East Greenville, Pa., Timothy J. Wise, Stephen D. Wise and Dale B. Wise, all of Waynesboro; one sister, Clara Leonard of Kanona, N.Y.; five brothers, Franklin Wise of Lancaster, Pa., Richard "Dick" Wise of Titusville, Fla., Robert T. Wise of Sun City, Ariz., David Wise of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and the Rev. Jack Wise of Lakeland Fla.; 27 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Ray Carl Wise and one brother, Eldon Wise.

Services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m., at Calvary Assembly of God Church, 116 Snider Ave., Waynesboro. The Rev. Neville H. West and the Rev. Walter A. Stuart will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy, Pa.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro and one hour prior to the services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Glen Furney Assembly of God Church, 10054 Old Forge Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.
 
 

Anne M. C. Maddran

BOONSBORO - Anne Marie Capkovic Maddran, 80, of Reeder's Memorial Home, and formerly of 133 Lakin Ave., died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at the home.

Born May 17, 1916, in Allentown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Augustovic Capkovic.

She was preceded in death by her husband, M. Kenneth Maddran, on Jan. 18, 1990.

She was a retired seamstress and had been employed by Legilon, Londontown Manufacturing and Yvonne Kay.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara A. Rodenhiser of Boonsboro; three sisters, Mary Marth of Coplay, Pa., Eleanor Baer of Allentown and Frances Papas of Longmeadow, Mass.; two brothers, William Capkovic of Fullerton, Pa. and Edward Capkovic of Cogan Station, Pa.; one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Stephen Capkovic and Robert Capkovic.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Boonsboro. The Rev. Jack Fullen will be Celebrant. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1035 Haven Rd., Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Mildred M. T. Welty

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Mildred Mae T. Welty, 81, of Carroll Lutheran Village, and formerly of Union Bridge, Md., died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at Carroll Lutheran Village Health Care Center.

Born Feb. 7, 1915, in Keedysville, she was the daughter of the late Howard B. and Minnie Ann Dorsey Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Stoner Welty, in 1990.

She graduated from high school in Williamsport. She attended Frostburg Normal School and Towson University.

She was employed as an elementary school teacher at Elmer Wolfe, Union Bridge, retiring in 1975 after 15 years of service.

She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Union Bridge.

She also was a member and twice past matron of Plymouth Chapter 41 Order of Eastern Star, Union Bridge; a member of the local and state retired Teachers Association; and a former secretary of the Union Bridge Senior Citizens.

She is survived by one daughter, M. Catherine Vincent of Clear Spring; one son, Russell S. Welty Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Ruth Delauder of Hyattsville, Md., one brother, Kenneth W. Thomas of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport. The Rev. Richard L. Michael, the Rev. Gregory Martin and the Rev. Doris Doub will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hartzler Funeral Home, 310 Church St., New Windsor, Md., where an Eastern Star Memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Friends also may call at the church from noon until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of St. James Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1060, Union Bridge, Md. 21791 or Carroll Lutheran Village Continuing Care Fund, 205 St. Mark Way, Westminster, Md. 21158.

Joe R. Taylor

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Joe R. Taylor, 73, of 307 Crestwood Dr., died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born March 23, 1923, in Edenville, Pa., he was the son of the late James and Anna Rhodes Taylor.

He was a 1942 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

He was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot, DESCOM, Chambersburg, retiring after more than 20 years of service. Prior to working at Letterkenny, he was employed by Fairchild Industries, Hagerstown, and with his wife, owned and operated Chambersburg Travel Lodge for a number of years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, having served during World War II as a staff sergeant with the 33rd Carrier Squadron.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Chambersburg.

He was a life member of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599, VFW, Chambersburg; Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, Chambersburg; Landis-McCleaf Detachment of the Marine Corps League, Chambersburg; member of the National Association of AARP and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, E. Louise Stake Taylor, whom he married on March 8, 1947; one daughter, Sandra Taylor-Furst of Walnut Creek, Calif.; two cousins who were raised with him, Ray Patterson and Jack Patterson, both of Chambersburg; three stepsisters, Janet Grubbs of New Castle, Ind., Mary Lou Sedlacek of Monticello, Ky., and Lois Pisarek of Penn Hills, Pa.; one stepbrother, James Taylor of Monroeville, Pa.; and one grandson.

He was preceded by his aunt and uncle who raised him, Ray and Florence Patterson; one sister and two brothers.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Stephen W. Hoffman will officiate. Burial, with military graveside services conducted by Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599, VFW, will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Viewing will be held one hour prior to the services on Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Franklin County Chapter, c/o Doris J. Goetz, 219 W. Second St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268 or to the American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Charles L. Gray

DUFFIELDS, W.Va. - Charles Levi Gray, 88, of Duffields, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born May 10, 1908, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles Edward and Daisy Boyd Gray.

He was employed by C.L. Robinson Orchards, Jefferson County, retiring after 40 years of service.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Mary E. Gray Gray; two daughters, Etheleen Watson of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Daisy Nicewarner of Duffields; one son, Charles W. Gray of Orlando; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Abbie Gaynor, Laura Popkins and Eliza Boyd and four brothers, James Gray, John Gray, Warner Gray and Robert Gray.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, W.Va. The Rev. John Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

Friends will be received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Marshall F. Arnold Jr.

DALTON, Ga. - Marshall F. Arnold Jr., 70, of Dalton, and formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at his home.

Born Oct. 17, 1926, in Charleston, W.Va., he was the son of the late Marshall F. and Adelaide Russler Arnold. 

He was a 1944 graduate of Martinsburg High School. In 1952 he received a business administration degree from Shepherd College.

He was employed by J.C. Penny Co. for 30 years. He began his career in Martinsburg, and after several transfers, retired as manager of the Dalton store in 1981. After his retirement, he returned to the Martinsburg area and was the night manager of the Shepherd College Student Center. In 1990 he returned to Dalton, where he became a licensed real estate agent.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific from 1944 until 1946. 

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Naomi White Arnold; one daughter, Charmagne Wallace of Chatsworth, Ga., and one son, Frederick Marshall Arnold of Dalton.

Services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Al Clipp will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

Raynard E. Mackey

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Raynard E. Mackey, 60, of 723 Maple St., died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, in Boonsboro.

Born June 4, 1936, in Lemasters, Pa., he was the son of the late Donald E. and Ethel M. Keyser Mackey. 

He was employed by Frey Quarries, Mercersburg, Pa. He also was employed for 38 years by Martin Marietta Quarries, Boonsboro, where he was a foreman at the time of his death.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany during the Korean War.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of Eagles Club Inc.; Waynesboro Fish and Game Association; Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, all of Waynesboro; and the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Seilhammer Mackey, whom he married July 1, 1967; one son, Donald L. Mackey of Waynesboro; one brother, Richard Mackey of Mercersburg, Pa.; one niece and one nephew.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Wayne P. Lupolt will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services on Sunday at the funeral home.

L. Rose Hollis

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - L. Rose Hollis, 76, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born April 4, 1920, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Martin L. and Rose Anderson Davis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Trammell H. Hollis.

She was a 1939 graduate of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

She was the owner and operator of Weller's Tavern for more than 50 years.

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

She is survived by two sisters, M. Lorraine Davis and Frances Yurish, both of Martinsburg, and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Burman Davis and one brother, Steward Davis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. The Rev. John V. DiBacco Jr. will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

The family will meet Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home before going to the church.

Pearl M. Alexander

FRONT ROYAL, Va. - Pearl Mae Alexander, 80, of Front Royal, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal.

Born March 25, 1916, in Upperville, Va., she was the daughter of the late William and Lizzie Smedley Hall.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Alexander Sr., on Dec. 31, 1990.

She was retired.

She was a member of Strasburg Christian Church, Strasburg, Va.

She also was a member of Women of the Moose Lodge, Strasburg.

She is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Preston of Front Royal and Nellie Miller of New York; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Lillian Riley, Carrie Edwards, Helen Dodson, Polly Hall and Hazel Dennis; and two brothers, Fred Hall and Herbert Hall.

Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg, W.Va. The Rev. David C. Derby will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

Gentry C. Belford

WINCHESTER, Va. - Gentry C. "Bill" Belford, 67, of 198 Miller Road, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born May 3, 1929, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of Eva Belford.

He was a self-employed painter until his retirement in 1991.

He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 824.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Smith Belford; two daughters, Denise Belford Dodson of Frederick County, Va., and Lisha Bikle of Boonsboro; one half-brother, Marshall Baker of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Jones Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Joseph Donovan III will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Gore, Va.

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

Louise S. McNew

WILLIAMSPORT - Louise Smith McNew, 71, of 10908 Stuart Drive, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Born July 10, 1925, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of Irene Bovey Smith of Waynesboro.

She was a retired employee of Oliver Homes, Hagerstown.

She was a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Hagerstown.

She was an avid bridge player.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Harry W. McNew; two sons, Michael D. McNew of Newtown, Pa., and Jeffrey L. McNew of Mill Valley, Calif.; one sister, Cathleen Miller of Waynesboro; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., North Hagerstown. The Rev. David Templeton will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg, Pa.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Washington County Unit, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.
 

Charles W. Selby Sr.

Charles William Selby Sr., 77, of 709 West Washington St., Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 4, 1919, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Fielder Noah and Fannie Elmira Smith Selby.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alta Myrie Repp Selby on Oct. 4, 1993.

He was employed by Western Maryland Railway for 44 years.

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

He was a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church, where he served as chairman of the Bereavement Committee, and was a member of the Comrades Sunday School Class.

He also was a member of the Washington County Hospital Auxiliary; Western Maryland Railway Old Timers Club; Morris Frock American Legion Post 42; United Transportation Union Local 0633; Hagerstown Lodge 217 A.F. & A.M. and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon Hagerstown Forest 95.

He is survived by one daughter, Judith A. Faulders of Hagerstown; two sons, Charles W. Selby Jr. of Hagerstown and Michael D. Selby of Falling Waters, W.Va.; one sister, Hazel Jordon of Hagerstown; two brothers, Elmer Selby and Earl Selby, both of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Louise Brashears, Helen Mitchell and Catherine Cross.

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

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Washington County Hospital Auxiliary, 251 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Ronald O. Nordeen

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Ronald Orgren Nordeen, 74, of Shepherdstown, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at his home.

Born Dec. 21, 1922, in Mt. Ranier, Md., he was the son of Carl E. and Eleanor C. Orgren Nordeen.

He was a graduate of McKinley Technical High School, Washington, D.C. He received his bachelor of arts degree in French and sociology from the University of Maryland, where he served as president of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity for two years.

In 1943 he joined the U.S. Army and served as a medic in Europe during World War II. He was involved in the liberation.

In 1952 he began working for the Central Intelligence Agency, and from his permanent residence in Olney, Md., served tours of duty in Karachi, Pakistan; New Delhi and Madras, India, where he was vice consul; Ankara, Turkey; and Athens, Greece. He retired after 25 years and moved to Shepherdstown.

He was a member of the Presbyterian church, where he served as deacon. He joined Trinity Episcopal Church in 1986.

He was vice president of the Historic Commission; a Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer; a member of the American Legion; the Men's Club; Rotary and Millbrook Orchestra Auxiliary.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Thelma Mae "Terry" Herriman Nordeen; two daughters, Rona Leigh Nordeen Wendeborn of Shepherdstown and Randi Ann Nordeen of Washington, D.C.; one son, Curtis Lawton Nordeen of Atlanta; one sister, Eleanor Nordeen Bock of Landover Hills, Md.; one brother, Kermit Kay Nordeen of Chesapeake, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Shepherdstown. The Rev. G. T. Schramm and the Rev. Stanley B. Jones will officiate. Burial, with military graveside services by Newton D. Baker Post 896, VFW and Berkeley Post 14, American Legion, will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 308, Shepherdstown, W.Va. 25443 or to Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box F, Shepherdstown, W.Va., 25443.

Edward D. DeLauney

SHARPSBURG - Edward Donald DeLauney, 74, of 3718 Limekiln Road, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 28, 1922, in Sharpsburg, he was the son of the late Robert Vincent and Mary Katherine Clipp DeLauney.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Louise Jamison DeLauney, in 1989.

He was employed by the John C. Walker Construction Co., Chevy Chase, Md., until his retirement.

He served during World War II in the European Theater. He was awarded the Purple Heart for combat wounds.

He was a member of Antietam Post 236, American Legion of Sharpsburg.

He is survived by two sisters, Betty Jane Waters and Lynda Norris, both of Sharpsburg; several nieces and nephews and special friends David and Katie.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Agnes Virginia Flook.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg. The Rev. Richard G. Hembrock and the Rev. Ernest Whitmer will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.

John F. Davis Jr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - John F. Davis Jr., 78, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born May 30, 1918, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late John F. and Effie Gochenour Davis.

He was a 1936 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

He retired from Fairchild.

He was a member of Rosemont Grace Brethren Church.

He also was a member of AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Chrisman Davis; one daughter, Carol Roberta Michael of Martinsburg; one son, John Frederick Davis III of Martinsburg; three brothers, Charles William Davis, David Lee Davis, both of Martinsburg, and James Arnold Davis of Ewan, N.J.; five grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Vera Alberta Milano and one brother, Paul Oliver Davis.

Services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Carl A. Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

William E. Gossert Jr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - William E. Gossert Jr., 89, of Franklin County Nursing Home, and formerly of 101 W. King St., died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Feb. 10, 1907, in Leitersburg, he was the son of the late William E. and Ida Mae Shockey Gossert Sr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ivy May Beam Gossert, on May 25, 1988.

He was employed by the Franklin Feed and Supply Co., formerly Walker Brothers, for 33 years.

He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church, Chambersburg.

He is survived by two daughters, Betsy Martin of Hagerstown and Janet L. Gossert of Chambersburg; two sons, William E. Gossert III and Kenneth E. Gossert, both of Carlisle, Pa.; one sister, Mae Oberholzer of Waynesboro, Pa.; one brother, George Gossert of Mont Alto, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, four brothers and four sisters.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. C. Frederic Sanford will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service.

Helena M. Reel

MANASSAS, Va. - Helena Miller Reel, 81, of Manassas, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at Prince William Hospital, Manassas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor E. Reel.

She worked for the Red Cross during World War II. She also was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Hagerstown.

She is survived by one sister, Gloria Garver of Waynesboro, Pa.; one granddaughter, Kathleen M. Rudin of Manteno, Ill.; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ann Campbell.

Services and burial are private.

Arrangements are by Lee Funeral Home, Manassas.

Nathan R. Henry

HARRISONVILLE, Pa. - Nathan R. Henry, 73, of HCR 74, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born Aug. 21, 1923, in Clear Ridge, Pa., he was the son of Smith and Martha Ramsey Henry.

He was employed by JLG Industries, McConnellsburg until his retirement in 1989. Prior to that he was a self-employed truck driver for 11 years. He had also been a school bus operator and a farmer.

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

He was a member of Center United Methodist Church, Waterfall, Pa., where he was a former treasurer and trustee.

He also was a member of the American Legion, Hummelstown, Pa.; and a life member of Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co.

He is survived by his wife, Bernita Cutchall Henry, whom he married on Jan. 9, 1945; one daughter, Hope Clark of Swissvale, Pa.; one son, Nathan Henry II of Hustontown; three sisters, Lois Morton of St. Thomas, Pa., Carolyn Mills of Hustontown and Doris Jean Hohman of McConnellsburg; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at M. R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown. Pastor George Clippinger will officiate. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Waterfall.

Friends may call today from 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday.

Kleora M. Forsyth

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Kleora "Bobbie" Magdalene Forsyth, 68, of Chambersburg, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 7, 1928, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Harry Herman and Mary Magdalene Montgomery Gower.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Forsyth Sr., on March 9, 1991.

She was employed by Reisners, Inc. and Mack Truck, Inc., Hagerstown. She also had been a homemaker.

She was a member of Evangel Baptist Church, Hagerstown, where she taught in the Awana Program.

She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Jo Linn of Chambersburg and Teresa Marlene Freeman of Coudersport, Pa.; three sons, Robert Lee Forsyth Jr. of Hedgesville, W.Va., David Allen Forsyth of Hagerstown and Michael Dean Forsyth of Big Pool; four sisters, Cora Emma Koontz, Gloria Jean Basore, Judy Ann Chaney, all of Hagerstown, and Mary Lee Hall of Hollywood, Md.; three brothers, the Rev. Robert Lee Gower of Manassas, Va., Richard Eugene Gower of Hagerstown and the Rev. Charles Edwin Gower of Martinsburg, W.Va.; 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jason Martin of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Jane Powichroski and Lula Mae Miller; and two brothers, Harry William Allen Gower and Larry Gene Gower.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Evangel Baptist Church, 17922 Broadfording Road, Hagerstown. The Rev. Ernest Thompson, the Rev. Robert Gower and the Rev. Charles Gower will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Washington County Chapter, P.O. Box 3562, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.


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