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Edward L. Cross Sr.

INWOOD, W.Va. - Edward Lee Cross Sr., 90, of Inwood, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Aug. 24, 1906, in Tunnleton, W.Va., he was the son of the late Edward E. and Martha Inez Ruckel Cross.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Cross, on Nov. 12, 1994.

He was a graduate of Tunnleton High School. He also was a graduate of Shepherd College.

He was employed as a teacher in Preston County, W.Va., from 1936 until 1954. He also was employed as plant manager of Interwoven Stocking Co., Morristown, Tenn., and was involved with the West Virginia Legislative Auditors Department.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Tennessee; was secretary of Tennessee Conservation League; a former member and president of Cumberland Valley Field Trail Club; was on the Tennessee Game and Fish Commission and the board of directors of Tennessee Manufacturers Association. He was an outdoorsman and sportsman.

He is survived by one daughter, Charlotte K. Zombro of Fayetteville, Pa.; one son, Edward L. Cross Jr. of Inwood; one sister, Helen Camp of Morgantown, W.Va.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Glenn Cross.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Patricia M. Coffield

ATHENS, Ga. - Patricia Mae Coffield, 71, of Julian Drive, and formerly of the greater Portland, Maine, area, and Chambersburg, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at Athens Regional Hospital.

Born in Portland, she was the daughter of the late John and Doris Bartlett McCusker.

She attended Portland Schools.

She lived in Chambersburg from 1961 until 1981. She lived in Littleton, N.H., from 1981 until 1990 and operated the Continental 93 Motor Inn. She retired in Scarborough, Maine, in 1990. In 1993 she moved to Watkinsville, Ga.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William T. Coffield Jr.; one daughter, with whom she lived, Dr. Julie Coffield of Watkinsville; three sons, Rick Coffield and Tim Coffield, both of Littleton, and John Coffield of Stone, Mont.; two sisters, Marie Pelletier of Lewiston, Maine, and Kathleen Boynton of Scarborough, Maine; one brother, Donald McCusker of Westerville, Ohio; five grandchildren; one aunt; one uncle; and nieces and nephews.

Services were held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Holy Cross Church. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.

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

Grace T. Zahn

Grace T. Zahn, 88, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at Clearview Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 7, 1908, in Indiana, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Gennie Lydie Telford.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert L. Zahn.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church and the former Friendship Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mae Renwick and Mrs. William Carahan; one brother, Edward Telford; and one half-brother, Blair Bisner.

Services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen B. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Leitersburg Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lester S. Carbaugh

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Lester S. Carbaugh, 83, of 4131 Buchanan Trail West, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Feb. 14, 1913, in Welsh Run, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel R. and Florence Stahl Carbaugh.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha L. Keadle Carbaugh, on March 19, 1995.

He had farmed in the Pleasant Hall, Greencastle and Mercersburg, Pa., areas. He had been employed by the former ELM Feeds, Greencastle, mixing feed and driving a truck. He retired in 1968, after 18 years of service. After his retirement, he enjoyed truck farming and providing child care for his grandchildren.

He was a member of Montgomery Brethren In Christ Church, Mercersburg.

He is survived by one daughter, Sarah J. Martin of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; one son, D. Henry Carbaugh of Chambersburg; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Miriam Seville; and one brother, Roy Carbaugh.

Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Montgomery Brethren In Christ Church. The Rev. Curtis E. Bryant and the Rev. Lorne G. Lichty will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, and one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday.

Memorial donations may be made to the Organ Fund of Montgomery Brethren In Christ Church, 6727 Montgomery Church Road, Mercersburg, Pa. 17236.

Kenneth R. Albright I

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Kenneth R. "Hawkeye" Albright I, 50, of Route 4, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at his home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born June 18, 1946, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Alfred Lewis and Elouise Winifield Albright.

He was employed as a truck driver by the City of Martinsburg.

He was a member of Tomahawk Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Plotner Albright; three sons, Kenneth R. Albright II, at home, and Darren R. Albright and Tierrance S. Albright, both of Inwood, W.Va.; six sisters, Betty Peacher of Charles Town, W.Va., Nancy Slevin, Debbie Johnson, Beverly Stotler, Darlene Plott and Linda Mendez, all of Martinsburg, W.Va.; five brothers, Gary Albright of Hedgesville, Donald Albright of Vanville, W.Va., Richard Albright and Johnny Albright, both of Martinsburg, and Dennis Albright of Arden, W.Va.; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Jerry Holdman will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

LaRue K. Muhly

WILLIAMSPORT - LaRue K. Muhly, 80, of Homewood Retirement Community, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 17, 1916, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Bert K. and Corrine Rowland Kitzmiller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Muhly, in 1963.

She retired from the Washington County Board of Education in 1983.

Following her retirement, she was a volunteer at Washington County Hospital and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

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

She is survived by one daughter, Brooke Bonner of Falls Church, Va.; and two sisters, Valerie Cline of Hagerstown and Virginia Lee Hinton of Sturgis, Ky.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace Chapel, St. John's Lutheran Church, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the chapel 30 minutes before the services on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

John A. O'Bold

RANSON, W.Va. - John A. O'Bold, 90, of Ranson, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born April 16, 1906, in Tuxedo, Md., he was the son of the late William and Anna Singling O'Bold.

He retired after many years as a self-employed sign painter.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon with four Bronze Stars.

He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town.

He is survived by one brother, Francis O'Bold of Annandale, Va.; and a close friend, Pearl E. Shaffer of Ranson.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Mark O'Bold.

Memorial services will be held Friday, at 10 a.m., at St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town. The Rev. Bert Valdes will officiate. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to Shawnee Springs Nursing Home, 380 Millwood Ave., Winchester, Va. 22601.

Jess D. Orndorff

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Jess David Orndorff, 84, of 1 Concord Drive, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center, Frederick, Md.

Born Oct. 13, 1912, in Brunswick, he was the son of the late Daniel and Carrie Carter Orndorff.

He was a 1931 graduate of Brunswick High School.

He was a retired policeman with 38 years of service with B&O Railroad at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Brunswick.

He was a former councilman for the town of Brunswick. He served as Brunswick's mayor from 1966 to 1980, the longest mayoral term in town history.

He was a member of Brunswick Lodge 191 A.F.&A.M.; the Brunswick Lions Club; an honorary member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1582; Order of Eastern Star Chapter 97, all of Brunswick. He was a former member of Frederick County Liquor Commission and past president of Frederick County Council of Governments. He was an honorary member of Steadman-Keenen Post 96 of American Legion and a life member of Brunswick Volunteer Fire Co.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bessie Shumaker Orndorff; one daughter, Karen Wilklow of Rosemont, Md.; one sister, Mary Cummings of Brunswick; one grandson; one step-granddaughter; one great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Lawrence Orndorff.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Brunswick, 7 S. Maryland Ave., Brunswick. The Rev. Robert McCullough will officiate. Burial will be in Old Brethren Cemetery, Brownsville.

The family will receive friends at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, on today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Brunswick Lodge 191 A.F.&A.M. will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Michelle E. Brown

HUSTONTOWN, Pa. - Michelle Elizabeth Brown, infant daughter of Douglas R. and Connie M. Harris Brown, of HCR 71, Box 123 C, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

She was born Jan. 20, 1997.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Janet Rouzer Harris of McConnellsburg, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Ralph and Sylvia Fisher Brown of Hustontown; and maternal great-grandfather, Alex Rouzer of Fort Loudon, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Ernest "Skip" Harris.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg.

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg.

Margaret L. S. Shea

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Margaret Louise Scully "Scoot" Shea, 78, of Fredericksburg, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, at her home.

Born Nov. 5, 1918, in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John A. Scully and Catherine Donoghue.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Michael Shea.

She was employed as a child-care provider.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hagerstown. She attended St. Patrick Catholic Church, Spotsylvania, Va.

She was a volunteer at the Senior Citizen Center, Hagerstown.

She is survived by three daughters, Maureen Teresa Phillips of Annapolis, Bridget Patricia Marlin of Fredericksburg and Margaret Louise Kolm of Kensington, Md.; two sons, Timothy Joseph Shea of New York City and Daniel Patrick Shea of Washington, D.C.; one sister, Kathleen McAtee of Boardman, Ohio; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Paula Shea, and one son, Martin Michael Shea Jr.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 8200 Robert E. Lee Drive, Spotsylvania. The Rev. Jack Peterson will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, 1621 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Terry L. Rowland

KABLETOWN, W.Va. - Terry Lee Rowland, 48, of Kabletown, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Nov. 14, 1948, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of Grace F. Fritts Rowland of Kabletown, and the late Paul L. Rowland.

He attended Charles Town High School.

He was employed for 23 years in the production department of Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Winchester.

He attend Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Charles Town.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948, Charles Town; was a coach in the Charles Town/Ranson Little League; and participated in the Jefferson County Park and Recreation Basketball League.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 26 years, Sandra K. "Sandy" Kelly Rowland; two sons, Michael L. Rowland and Wesley S. Rowland, both at home; two sisters, Connie Sue Danner of Kabletown and Carolyn Ann Kelley of Lovettsville, Va.; and one uncle.

Memorial services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 110 W. North St., Charles Town. The Rev. J. Sherman Mason will officiate. Burial will be private.

There will be no viewing, but friends will be received after the Friday service in the Fellowship Hall of the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Charles Town/Ranson Little League, c/o Jeff DeHart-Pres., P.O. Box 329, Charles Town, W.Va., 25414; or Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 301 S. Charles St., Charles Town, W.Va. 25414.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home.

Louise Corby

WILLIAMSPORT - Louise Corby, 86, of 22 W. Potomac St., died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport.

Born Jan. 1, 1911, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret Eva Harsh Corby.

She was employed as an operator by C&P Telephone for more than 43 years, retiring in 1973.

She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport.

She is survived by several cousins.

Graveside services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Riverview Cemetery, Williamsport. The Rev. W. Gregory Martin will officiate.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggest memorial donations be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, Md. 21795.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.

Elizabeth N. Davis

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Elizabeth Norene Davis, 94, of Route 3, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at Heartland Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 13, 1902, in Mineral County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Baker and Ella Pyle Seeders.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fulton Davis.

She was a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Dan's Run, Mineral County.

She is survived by three nieces, Rebecca Bohrer, Sue Hutton and Betty Stotlemyer; and two nephews, Raymond Seeders and P. Dewayne Seeders.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Nellie Seeders; and two brothers, Lester Seeders and Roy Seeders.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Harold O. Snyder will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

Millard D. Carter

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Millard Delgrain Carter, 77, of Kearneysville, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Nov. 20, 1919, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Benjamin and Ellen Allen Carter.

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

He is survived by his wife, Mary Carter; one sister, Mary Norris of Baltimore; and one brother, Richard H. Carter of Kearneysville.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Carter and Benjamin Carter.

Services and burial are private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Bernice Q.Q. Weiss

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Bernice Q. Quint Weiss, 78, a resident of South Mountain Restoration Center, and formerly of Allentown, Pa., died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at the center.

Born July 25, 1918, in Altoona, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Louis I. and Ida Filtz Quint. She lived her early life in Claysburg, Pa.

She was a 1936 graduate of Claysburg High School. She attended licensed practical nurse training in New York.

She was employed as a licensed practical nurse by St. Vincent Hospital in Staten Island, N.Y.

She is survived by one daughter, Sheila W. Ellis of Vienna, Va.; two sisters, Bessie Levine of Tyrone, Pa., and Jennie Williams of Westminster, Calif.; two brothers, David Quint of St. Louis and Moris Quint of Gettysburg, Pa.; two grandsons; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Molly Quint.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in Unit I of South Mountain Restoration Center. The Rev. Joseph C. Carolin will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Andrews Catholic Cemetery, Waynesboro, Pa.

The family will receive friends at the center 30 minutes before the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to South Mountain Restoration Center activities fund, 10058 South Mountain Road, South Mountain, Pa. 17261.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.
 

William V. Hunt, Sr.

William V. "Shad" Hunt Sr., 71, of 1000 Valley Brook Drive, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born Jan. 9, 1926, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Ralph C. and Angela M. May Hunt.

He was employed by The Herald-Mail Co. in Hagerstown for 43 years, retiring as press foreman.

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

He was a member of Elks B.P.O. Lodge 378 in Hagerstown.

He coached basketball at St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown for 11 years.

He was a golfer. He served as a referee.

He is survived by his wife, Mary C. Grubb Hunt; two daughters, Donna R. Hunt of Baltimore, and Angela M. McCleaf of Leitersburg; three sons, William V. "Mace" Hunt Jr., John P. Hunt and Philip M. Hunt, all of Hagerstown; one sister, Mary B. Middleton of Ocala, Fla.; two brothers, Edwin R. Hunt of Ocala, Fla., and Richard C. Hunt of Hagerstown; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Ronald C. Hunt.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Jack Fullen will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St. Hagerstown. Prayers will be offered at 6 p.m. by William Nairn.

Edward C. Gloyd

GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - Edward Clifton Gloyd, 65, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., and formerly of Frederick, Md., died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born July 9, 1931, in Great Cacapon, he was the son of the late George Washington Edward Clifton and Mildred Mae Youngblood Gloyd.

He attended Great Cacapon public schools.

During the 1960s, he was a manager with Culligan Soft Water Co. in Frederick. He was a truck driver with Mitchell Transport from 1972 to 1980 and with Fleet Transport from 1980 to 1983. He and his wife owned and operated a catering business and restaurant, Gloyd's of Frederick, from 1975 to 1986. He retired in 1990.

He was of the Protestant Faith.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 371 in Frederick; Teamster's Local 639, Washington, D.C.; Hagerstown Motor Carriers and Teamsters Local, Hagerstown; and AARP.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, June Ellen Young Gloyd; one daughter, Debra E. Geisinger of Frederick; two sons, LeRoy C. Gloyd, Thurmont, Md., and Daryl D. Gloyd of Frederick; one brother, Howard W. Gloyd of Shank, W.Va.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and one niece.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The Rev. Malcolm L. Cadd will officiate. Burial will be in Great Cacapon Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The funeral home will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday for the convenience of friends.

Clayborne M. Humphries

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Clayborne Mason Humphries, 77, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Sept. 13, 1919, in Norfolk, Va., he was the son of the late William Clayborne and Camilla Mason Humphries.

He was a mechanic and an electrician.

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

He attended the First Christian Church in Norfolk, Va.

He is survived by one sister, Ann Humphries Day of Vienna, Va.; one nephew; and two great-nephews.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper, Va.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

Pauline M. Gabriel

Pauline M. Gabriel, 74, formerly of 10917 Clinton Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at Colton Villa Nursing Home.

Born May 9, 1922, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Phillip Keller and Sofia Cowgill Barlup.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvie Franklin Gabriel, in 1979.

She was a member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school.

She was a member of the Women's Post Office Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Seacrist of Hagerstown; one son, Jeffrey Lynn Gabriel of Logan, Utah; one brother, Merle G. Barlup of Smithsburg; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Susan H. Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The family requests the ommission of flowers but memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 92 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or the American Diabetes Association, 3701 Old Court Road, Executive Park, Suite 20, Baltimore, Md. 21268-9987.

Mary O. Starry

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Mary O. Starry, 88, of Berkeley Springs and formerly of Latrobe, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at Valley View Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs.

Born March 24, 1908, in Latrobe, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Tillie Blozowski.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George C. Starry.

She retired as a Bell Telephone operator in 1970.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Latrobe, Pa., and the church's Ladies Sodality.

She was a member of American Legion Unit 0515 in Latrobe.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia A. Gainor of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Anna Andershovis and Violet Evans, both of Frackville, Pa.; two grandchildren; one niece; and two nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Latrobe, Pa. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Latrobe.

The family will receive friends Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Lopatich Funeral Home, Latrobe, Pa.

Local arrangements are by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home.

Mary A. Crabtree Bonar

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mary Ann Crabtree Bonar, 51, of 1853 Johnson Road, Chambersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at Keystone Health Center in Chambersburg.

Born March 11, 1945, in Elizabeth, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Dr. Loren H. and Dorothy M. Lowry Crabtree.

She was a 1963 graduate of Batten High School in Elizabeth, N.J., a 1988 graduate of the University of Miami, Miami, Fla; and attended graduate school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

A registered nurse, she worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Health in Chambersburg. She worked at Knapp Haven Nursing home, in Chetek, Wis., and Barron County Public Health Center in Barron, Wis. Later, she was employed with her husband near Bruce, Wis.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, in Bruce, Wis.

She was a member of the American Association of University Women, Wisconsin Nurses Association, and American Nurses Association. She also was a member of Indian Head Sheep Breeders Association in Barron, Wis.

She is survived by her husband, Frank A. Bonar, whom she married Dec. 2, 1972; one daughter, Nancy L. Bonar of Chambersburg, Pa.; two sisters, Nancy M. Fonna of Elizabeth, N.J., and Rae Catherine Scarano of Middletown, N.Y.; one brother, Dr. Loren H. Crabtree Jr. of Chadds Ford, Pa.; one grandson; two nieces; and nine nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Father Daniel F. Lawler, S.J., will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Friday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home.

The family requests the ommission of flowers, but memorial donations may be made to Corpus Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Edgar W. Sawyer

Edgar Williams Sawyer Jr., 75, of Ravenwood Lutheran Nursing Home, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born July 22, 1921, in East Saugus, Mass., he was the son of the late Edgar W. and Josephine Talone Sawyer Sr.

He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

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

He retired from U.S. Silica in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and earlier was employed with Englehard Minerals and Chemicals in Edison, N.J. After retirement he continued consultant work for many foreign companies, and was published in his field. He held many U.S. patents.

He received the Harold S. Geneen Award from ITT in 1984 for individual technical achievement.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Sawyer; two daughters, Carol A. Sawyer of Hagerstown, and Dorothy J. Wisch of Jupiter, Fla.; one son, Edgar W. Sawyer III of Spotswood, N.J.; two sisters, Marie Davis of Upper Darby, Pa., and Katherine Daley of The Villas, N.J.; one brother, John Sawyer of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Keith Boisvert will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church Building Fund, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Betty G. Ramsey

FREDERICK, Md. - Betty Gale Ramsey, 62, of 205 E. Eighth St., Frederick, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Born June 25, 1934, in Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late Lillie May Agee.

She was a member of the Frederick Church of Christ and the Way Station.

She is survived by two daughters, Wanda Cowart of Mobile, Ala., and Gale White of Cambridge, Md.; one son, Edward W. Ramsey Jr., of Frederick; one sister, Opal Camp of Dunlap, Tenn.; and one brother, D.C. Agee of Bell, Fla.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown, Md. The Rev. Maynard Booher will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, Myersville, Md.

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

Roy C. Yeager

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Roy C. Yeager, 94, of 979 Boyer Mill Road, Chambersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Dec. 26, 1902, in Guilford Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Edward and Annie Ernst Yeager.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ada May Shetter Yeager, on April 8, 1986.

He was a self-employed farmer in the Chambersburg area.

He was a member of Strasburg Mennonite Church in Chambersburg.

He is survived by one daughter, Verna Lehman of Harrisonburg, Va.; one son, Marlin S. Yeager of Chambersburg; one sister Martha Ebersole of Chambersburg; four brothers, Frank Yeager and Glenn Yeager, both of Chambersburg, Milton Yeager of Hagerstown, and Fred Yeager of St. Thomas, Pa.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

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

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Chambersburg Mennonite Church, 1800 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Ministers Nathan L. Wadel, Allen Fleagle, Lee Roy Yeager and Ellis Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Chambersburg Mennonite Cemetery in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at Chambersburg Mennonite Church.

The family requests the ommission of flowers.

W.W. Davis

W.W. "Bill" Davis, 66, of 339 Daycotah Avenue, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.

Born Dec. 14, 1930, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Roy E. and Zola Frances Bitner Davis.

He was a retired employee of Grove Manufacturing Worldwide in Shady Grove, Pa., and a former employee of Railway Express and Consolidated Freight Ways.

He attended Evangel Assembly of God Church, Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife JoAnn Davis; one daughter Cheryl Lynn Cordell of Clear Spring; one son, Alan J. Davis of Hagerstown; three sisters, Freda Nunamaker and June Andrews, both of Hagerstown, and Mary Jane Malott of Williamsport; five brothers, Carl Davis of Dawsonville, Ga., Leonard Davis, Roger Davis and Roy Davis Jr., all of Hagerstown, and Daniel Davis of Williamsport; and two granddaughters.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Donald W. Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Evangel Assembly of God Church, 1028 Salem Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Annie M.C. Snyder

Annie Martha Cave Snyder, 85, of 17944 Garden Lane, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 23, 1911, in Green Village, Pa., near St. Thomas, she was the daughter of the late William Willis and Susan Jones Willis Lynn.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry J. Cave, in February 1985; and by her second husband, Harry Leroy Snyder, in January 1995.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

She was a past member of Williamsport Homemakers Club.

She is survived by two daughters, Helen Cave Hamburg and Betty Cave Wynkoop, both of Hagerstown; one brother, John Willis of Chester, Pa.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Paul J. Willis; and two sisters, Helen W. Gray and Elizabeth W. Reynolds.

Services will be Friday, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. George W. Ennis and the Rev. Darryl Zoller will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Friday service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 712 Church St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or to the American Cancer Society, Washington County Unit, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Julia M. Sharer

THURMONT, Md. - Julia Margaret Sharer, 90, of 116 Radio Lane, Thurmont, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at Citizens Nursing Home in Frederick, Md.

Born Jan. 4, 1907, in Thurmont, she was the daughter of the late Charles Francis and Eva Catherine Willhide Sharer.

She was employed for several years as a seamstress at Claire Frock Co.

She was a life member of Edwin C. Creeger American Legion Auxiliary in Thurmont.

She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth J. Issacs of Thurmont; one son, Harold R. Williard, also of Thurmont; two sisters, Anna C. Bentzel of Thurmont and Glenna G. Boyer of Gettysburg, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Novtavage; and three brothers, Harry L. Sharer Sr., Charles N. Sharer and Ralph E. Sharer.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main St., Thurmont. The Rev. Douglas Griffin will officiate. Burial will be in Weller United Methodist Church Cemetery in Thurmont.

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

Donald E. Stitely

SCOTLAND, Pa. - Donald E. Stitely, 60, of 4162 Main St., Scotland, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Sept. 25, 1936, in New Franklin, Pa., he was the son of the late Lloyd E. and Evelyn Hurd Stitely.

He retired from E.F. Goetz Construction Co. in Chambersburg. He formerly was employed by Valley Transit Co. in Chambersburg.

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

He is survived by his wife, Martha Polk Stitely; five daughters, Karen Sue Edwards, Virginia Miley, and Dixie Lee Buhrman, all of Chambersburg, Evelyn Louise Shultz of Fayetteville, Pa., and Lisa Williams of St. Thomas, Pa.; one son, Edgar Ray Polk of Shippensburg, Pa.; three sisters, Louise Overcash of New Franklin, Pa., Elsie Stitely of Chambersburg, and Laura Lane of Quincy, Pa.; one brother, Michael Childs of Fayetteville; one half-sister, Anna Young; stepmother, Elsie Stitely of Fayetteville; one stepsister Barbara Thomas of Chambersburg; two stepbrothers, Melvin Gilbert of New Franklin, Pa., and William Gilbert of Fayetteville; 15 granchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three nephews who were raised in the family home, Darrell Overcash, Chambersburg, Brian Overcash, York, Pa., and Terry Overcash of Florida.

Services will be held Saturday, at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Donald C. Nolder and the Rev. Ray L. Kauffman will officiate. Burial will be in Grindstone Hill Cemetery in Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 225 S. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Grace E.K. Myers

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Grace Elizabeth Keller Myers, 76, of 13690 Worleytown Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 17, 1920, in Montgomery Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lester M. and Wanda M. Leedy Keller. 

She was employed as a seamstress by Asba Manufacturing Co. in Greencastle for more than 30 years, retiring in 1974.

She was a member of Macedonia United Brethren Church, Greencastle.

She is survived by her husband, Daniel J. Myers, whom she married on March 19, 1938; one daughter, Connie L. Fisher of Greencastle; one son, Tex R. Myers of Greencastle; one sister, Naomi "Buss" Fisher of Greencastle; one brother, Lester Keller Jr. of Hagerstown; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Macedonia United Brethren Church, Worleytown Road, Greencastle. The Rev. Gayle L. Ruble will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Russell M. Howard

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Russell M. "Russ" Howard, 20, of 6 S. Church St., Apt. 3, Waynesboro, died of natural causes Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at his home.

Born April 29, 1976, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of David R. and Joyce E. Shaffer Groft of Waynesboro.

He attended school in the Waynesboro Area School District.

He was first employed as a baker at Little Caesar's Pizza in Waynesboro, and then worked in maintenance at Benju Corp. in Waynesboro. He had been employed most recently as a clerk at Thomas Somerville Co. in Chambersburg.

He was a member of South Mountain Bible Church.

In addition to his mother and stepfather, he is survived by one brother, Timothy D. Groft, of Waynesboro; his maternal grandmother, Fay A. Shaffer of Waynesboro; his maternal great-grandmother Mary E. Smith of Waynesboro; and an uncle, Sam C. Shaffer of Waynesboro, with whom he lived.

Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. David L. Keener will officiate. Burial will be in Flohr's Church Cemetery in Cashtown, Pa.

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

Bernadean C.G. Toms

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Bernadean C. Gonder Toms, 85, of 206-A Elder Ave., Waynesboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at Quincy United Methodist Home, Quincy, Pa.

Born July 11, 1911, in Blue Mountain House, Pen Mar, Md., she was the daughter of the late Archer G. and Anna Grace Ott Gonder.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Rudward Toms, on March 16, 1954.

She was employed at Buena Vista, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., worked at Musselman's as a peeler and later worked at South Mountain Restoration Center in the dietary department.

She was a memer of the Church of God in Jerusalem, Md.

She was a member of Zullinger's Homemakers Club in Zullinger, Pa.

She is survived by three daughters, Dolores G. Little of Zullinger, Darlene K. Mohn of Waynesboro and Charlene "Sue" Fuss of Harrodsburg, Ky.; five sons, Robert L. Toms of Fair Oaks, Calif., Marvin L. Toms of Fort Loudon, Pa., Johnny E. Toms of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Ronald T. Toms and Archie G. Toms, both of Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters, Rita Smith, a resident of Williamsport Nursing Home in Wiliamsport, and Ruby DeBach of Chambersburg; 22 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Charles E. Toms; one sister, Naomi Gonder; and five brothers, Percy Gonder, James Gonder, Charles Gonder, Archie Gonder and Fred Gonder.

Services will be Saturday, at 1:30 p.m. in Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Neville H. West will officiate. Burial will be in Harbaugh Church Cemetery near Rouzerville, Pa.

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

Patsy L. H. Keener

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - Patsy Lou Hoffmaster Keener, 58, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Sept. 8, 1938, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Anna Mae Harris.

She retired from Corning Glass Works in Martinsburg.

She was a member of Petra Worship Center in Martinsburg.

She was a member of Women's Auxiliary of Moose Lodge 120 in Martinsburg.

She is survived by her husband, Woodrow H. Keener, whom she married in 1985; two daughters, Trula F. Beals of Martinsburg and Sandy Leonard of Hedgesville; five sons, Stewart C. Hoffmaster of Kearneysville, W.Va., Olin Hoffmaster and Stewart W. Hoffmaster, both of Berkeley County, and Roy L. Hoffmaster and Joseph Hoffmaster, both of Inwood, W.Va.; one stepson, Roger L. Keener of Tampa, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Roxie L. Richardson of York, Pa., and Peggy A. Richardson of Staunton, Va.; two sisters, JoAnn Siviero of Martinsburg and Lois Bussler of Pittsburgh; one brother, Fred C. Harris; 17 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Harris.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel. Pastor Earl Hairston will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel.

Eleanor J. Baker

Eleanor J. Baker, 64, of 30 Avalon Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at Garlock Memorial Home, Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 17, 1932, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Grace C. Carlisle Stout.

She was a member of Christ Reformed Church.

She is survived by her husband, Fay E. Baker; three daughters, Cathie J. Bowers, Renee M. Atha and Lisa D. Baker, all of Hagerstown; three sons, Kevin E. Baker, Robert K. Baker and Brent A. Baker, all of Hagerstown; one sister, Donna M. Bowman of Hagerstown; two brothers, James C. Stout of Hagerstown and Preston L. Stout of Smithsburg; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Don R. Stevenson will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

W. Kenneth Wasson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - W. Kenneth Wasson, 73, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Aug. 11, 1923, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late John D. and Biddie McCarty Wasson.

He retired as manager of Shenandoah's Pride Dairy and formerly was employed by Fairchild Aircraft. He also was employed by Superior Dairy.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jane Clark Wasson; four daughters, Barbara Dugan and Norma Jean Dugan, both of Glengary, W.Va., Shelli J. Gregory of Martinsburg, and Kenda J. Wasson of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; one son, Kenneth David Wasson of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; three brothers, John Wasson and Paul Wasson, both of Martinsburg, and Frank Wasson of Williamsport; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Bernard "Bud" Wasson, Charles Wasson, Taylor Wasson and Howard Wasson; and two sisters, Imogene Chambers and Leona Wasson.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. James R. Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg.

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

Leroy B. Spriggs

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Leroy Brenton Spriggs, 58, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at his home.

Born Oct. 2, 1938, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles Brenton and Edith Pearl Crone Spriggs.

He attended Duckwall School, Mt. Vernon School and Berkeley Springs High School, all in Berkeley Springs.

He was a sawyer, excavator and owner and operator of Leroy B. Spriggs Excavating in Berkeley Springs.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by one daughter, Lita A. Combs of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; two sons, Steven B. Spriggs of Berkeley Springs and Richard A. Spriggs of Jonesville, N.C.; one sister, Eleanor D. Harden of Hancock; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one niece; one nephew; two great-nieces; and three great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Peggy Spriggs.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Hennis H. Fox and the Rev. Steven R. Dawson will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open today from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the convenience of friends.


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