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Gilbert L. Staubs Sr.

SILVER GROVE, W.Va. - Gilbert Louis Staubs Sr., 84, of Silver Grove, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at his home.

Born June 21, 1912, in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., he was the son of the late Louis Henson and Leona Belle Ingram Staubs.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Horn Staubs, in 1989.

He retired after 22 years of service from Armco Steel Co., Baltimore.

A 12 1/2-year veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was a member of VFW Post 3522, Charles Town, W.Va.; Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1299, Carlisle, Pa., and Senior Bowling League of Shenandoah Lanes, Charles Town.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary Ellen Showalter of Baltimore and Ann Marie Staubs of Charles Town; three sons, Gilbert L. Staubs Jr. of Harpers Ferry, John M. Staubs and Kenneth L. Staubs, both of Silver Grove, W.Va.; three sisters, Ellen Cole and Gloria Seal, both of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Beulah Billman of Carlisle, Pa.; six brothers, Paul Staubs of Loudoun Heights, Va., Roland Staubs of Shamokin, Pa., Vernon Staubs and Donald Staubs, both of Bunker Hill, Raymond Staubs and Harold Staubs, both of Silver Grove; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry. The Rev. Henry L. Fisher will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery, Mt. Holly, Pa.

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

Anna K. Hawvermale

ANNANDALE, Va. - Anna Katherine Hawvermale, 89, of Annandale, and formerly of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Va.

Born March 31, 1907, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Joseph P. and Bertha I. Rockwell Hawvermale.

She was a former school teacher in Morgan County, W.Va. She retired as an administrative assistant with the National Institute of Mental Hygiene, Washington, D.C.

She is survived by three great-nieces and four great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Nellie Hawvermale, Margaret Ryan, Marie Hawvermale and Jennie Harmison; and three brothers, Silas Hawvermale, Joseph Hawvermale and John Hawvermale.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. E. Dwight Byrne will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

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

Pauline M. Gabriel

The family of Pauline M. Gabriel, 74, formerly of 10917 Clinton Ave., Hagerstown, who died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at Colton Villa Nursing Home, will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

W.W. Davis

Services for W.W. "Bill" Davis, 66, of 339 Daycotah Ave., Hagerstown, who died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Donald E. Wilson will officiate.

Kenneth W. Tressler

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Kenneth W. Tressler, 52, of Emmitsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at his home.

Born Jan. 9, 1945, in Gettysburg, Pa., he was the son of Frances E. Rider Tressler of Emmitsburg, and the late Walter Tressler.

He was employed in the engineering department of Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro, Pa., from 1963 to 1996.

He was a member of Eyler's Valley Chapel.

He also was a member of Northwestern Frederick County Civic Association. He was an antique car collector.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one sister, Martha Carbaugh of Sabillasville, Md.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Monahan Funeral Home, 27 E. Main St., Fairfield, Pa. The Rev. Kenneth C. Hamrick will officiate. Burial will be in Fairfield Union Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, Md. 21702, or the charity of the donor's choice.

Hazel Jordan

BALTIMORE - Hazel Jordan, of Baltimore, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, in Baltimore.

She was the daughter of the late Albert Mazingo and Lottie Thomas.

She is survived by three children, Ernest Jordan of Cumberland, Md., Denise Thatcher and Kerry Stiltner, both of Baltimore; one sister, Helen Sickler of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Burial was in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Baltimore.

Bernadean C.G. Toms

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Bernadean C. Gonder Toms, 85, of 206-A Elder Ave., who died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at Quincy United Methodist Home, is survived by a sister, Reita DeBach of Fahrney-Keedy Home, Boonsboro.
 

Yvonne M. M. Mann

QUINCY, Pa. - Yvonne Myrtle Marain Mann, 99, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 151 W. King St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at the home.

Born July 23, 1897, in Rochester, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Emil and Emilie L. Carmein Marain. She lived for a short time in France. After returning to the United States, she lived in Syracuse, N.Y., and Buffalo, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Mann, in April 1960. They were married in 1925.

She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed working with her Waynesboro clients. She also enjoyed entertaining in her home, in connection with her husband's activities as a well-known artist.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Lilly Marain.

Memorial services will be announced later.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro.

Della P. Goetz

Della Pauline Goetz, 83, of 55 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 14, 1913, in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James A. and Della Metz Glass.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William C. Bricker, on April 1, 1956; and her second husband, William P. Goetz, on Feb. 4, 1982.

She had been employed by the former Shirtcraft Co., Shippensburg, Pa.; Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Pa.; and retired from Wilson College, Chambersburg.

She was a member of the former Women of the Moose, Hagerstown. She had volunteered at several nursing homes throughout the Hagerstown area.

She is survived by one daughter, Donna L. Rosenberry of Chambersburg; one sister, Isabelle Daley of ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Doris Jean Dentier, on Sept. 15, 1995; one son, Larry W. Bricker on Feb. 25, 1959; two sisters; and one brother.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Mark A. Hagy will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Viewing will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Eva C. Pace

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Eva Capriotti Pace, 88, of 124 W. Congress St., and formerly of Hershey, Pa., and Rome, Italy, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Feb. 9, 1908, in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Santo and Elizabeth Angelucci Capriotti.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ottavio Pace in 1981.

She attended St. Peter's Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

She is survived by two nieces, Cesarina C. Wysong, with whom she resided, and Linda Capriotti of Charles Town; and two nephews, Adam Capriotti of Gaithersburg, Md., and Gene Capriotti of Harpers Ferry.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Parmina Capriotti; and two brothers, Adam Capriotti and Elmelindo Capriotti.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry. The Rev. Bert Valdes will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Harpers Ferry.

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

Helen L. Holmes 

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Helen L. Holmes, 87, of Falling Waters, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born July 23, 1909, in Braddock, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Nellie O'Friel Preisach.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leo T. Horn, and her second husband, Hartley Holmes.

She retired as the secretary of First Christian Scientist Church, Detroit.

She was a member of First Christian Scientist Church. She attended the Christian Scientist Society, Shepherdstown.

She is survived by one daughter, Joan M. Seay of Falling Waters; one brother, Edward Preisach of Redford, Mich.; five grandchildren, Jenny Hatch, Thomas Hawkins, Steven Hawkins, Sally Santilli and Jesse Seay; and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 11:15 a.m. at the Entler Hotel, Shepherdstown. Burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Milton A. Rouss

BERRYVILLE, Va. - Milton Alexander Rouss, 81, of Rose Hill Nursing Home, Berryville, and formerly of Kabletown, W.Va., died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Nov. 15, 1915, in Remington, Va., he was the son of the late Franklin Hoke and Katie Vincent Rouss.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie White Rouss on Jan. 9, 1990.

He graduated from Charles Town High School.

He was employed as a distributor by The Washington Post in Virginia and West Virginia until his retirement.

He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II.

He attended Kabletown United Methodist Church, Kabletown.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda M. Oden of Barnwell, S.C., and Joan L. Hough of Leetown, W.Va.; one son, Larry M. Rouss of Berryville; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Howell; and two brothers, Frank Rouss and George Rouss.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. The Rev. Bert Valdes will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town, W.Va.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Kabletown United Methodist Church, c/o Betty White, 307 Pear Tree Court, Charles Town, W.Va. 25414. 

Jesse E. Messner

Jesse Edward Messner, 78, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Dec. 22, 1918, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late George and Mary Ellen Cave Messner.

He was a retired employee of the Hagerstown Shoe Co.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served during World War II with the Seventh Infantry Division. He also served during the Korean War with the 32nd Infantry Regiment.

He was a member of the Open Door Church, Chambersburg, Pa.

He also was a member of W.D. Byron Post 1936 VFW; a charter member of Dixon Troxell Post 211 Funkstown American Legion; AMVETS Post 10; a life member of the Persian Gulf Command World War II; and served as security in the honor guard for President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Teheran Conference in Iran.

He served as a scorer and statistician for the American Little League for several years; was business manager for the VFW Baseball Team; and co-organizer of the Dixon Hammer Club; and the West End Old Timers.

He is survived by a brother, Norman "Bud" Messner of Amberson, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Nellie Socks, Freda Grimes, Gertrude Jones and Mildred Feigley; and two brothers, George A. Messner and Paul W. Messner.

Services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. George W. Ennis will officiate. Burial, with military graveside honors by Morris Frock Post 42, American Legion, will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 712 W. Church St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Terry C. White

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Terry C. White, 45, of Kearneysville, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born July 6, 1951, in Martinsburg, he was the son of Betty LaRue White of Martinsburg, and the late Edward C. White.

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Annette Knighten White; two daughters, Melanie A. White of Martinsburg and Stephanie F. White of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; three sons, Terry C. White Jr. of Martinsburg, Craig W. White of Bunker Hill and T.C.W. White, at home; three sisters, Hope E. Roberts, Michele E. White and Amy L. Dawson, all of Martinsburg; two brothers, Edward L. White of Inwood, W.Va., and Donald C. White of Martinsburg; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Sunday at 1 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.

Kenneth V. Cazer

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Kenneth V. "Duke" Cazer, 57, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Feb. 9, 1939, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of Beulah Kitchen Cazer of Martinsburg and the late George Cazer.

He was a 1957 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

He was employed by Corning.

He was a 20-year veteran of the West Virginia National Guard.

He was a member of Martinsburg Lodge 120, Loyal Order of Moose.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Ellen Smith Cazer; two stepsons, Michael Jones and Paul Jones, both at home; and aunts and uncles.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Michael Bageant will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

Emma G. Sparks

ORBISONIA, Pa. - Emma G. Sparks, 81, of Woodlawn Retirement Center, and formerly of Chambersburg, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at the retirement center.

Born Oct. 3, 1915, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Mark and Cora Baughman Rock.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, David Flory, in 1966; and her second husband, Allen Sparks, in 1990.

She was a former member of United Brethren Church.

She is survived by seven daughters, Betty M. May of York Springs, Pa., Jean Bollinger of Duncanon, Pa., Dolly Glacken, Bessie Andrew, Grace Wormley, Barbara Flory, all of Emmitsburg, Md., and Cathy Lawrence; three sons, Charles D. Flory of Harrisburg, Pa., Robert E. Flory of Fairfield, Pa. and Bradley Flory of Emmitsburg; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Roy Flory, and one brother, Charles Rock.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Lester F. Stine will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

Viewing will be held Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Kenneth L. DeHaven

TOMAHAWK, W.Va. - Kenneth Lee "Buck" DeHaven, 59, of Tomahawk, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at his home.

Born Sept. 27, 1937, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of Harrison C. DeHaven of Tomahawk and the late Alma Dellinger DeHaven.

He was employed by the Berkeley County Board of Education.

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

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Patricia Hess DeHaven; one daughter, Penny Kirby of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; four sons, Jeffrey DeHaven, Martin DeHaven, both of Tomahawk, Kenny DeHaven of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Clayton DeHaven of Hagerstown; two sisters, Darlene Hedges of Martinsburg and Barbara Stratton of Iowa; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Harrison Craig DeHaven.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Hennis H. Fox and the Rev. Lester Hess will officiate. Burial will be in Tomahawk Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the family, c/o Patricia DeHaven, Route 4, Box 562, Hedgesville, W.Va. 25427.

Dorothy M. E. Clever

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dorothy M. Evans Clever, 89, of 1551 Scotland Ave., died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Dec. 17, 1907, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late LaRoy and Bertha Schaurmann Evans.

She was employed by the former Blue Ridge Silk and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the Government Accounting Office. She owned and operated D.M. Evans Beer Distributor until her retirement in 1979 after 40 years of service.

She attended Second Lutheran Church.

She was a member of the Soroptimist Club; American Business Womens Association; Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Auxiliary; and the AARP.

She was well known for lighted displays of decorations on her porch every Easter and Halloween.

She is survived by her husband, Bradford C. Clever Sr.; one stepson, Bradford C. Clever Jr. of Chambersburg; two stepgrandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Monday at 11 am. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Ruth Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Second Evangelical Lutheran Church, 240 E. Washington St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.
 

Phyllis Marie Coffman

HANCOCK - Phyllis Marie Coffman, 62, of Hillside Road, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born June 12, 1934, in Clear Spring, she was the daughter of the late Thomas W. and Evelyn Mullin Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ercel Eugene Coffman on Jan. 18, 1988.

She retired from Londontown Manufacturing, Hancock, after 30 years of service. She was currently employed by McDonald's, Clear Spring.

She was a member of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Hancock.

She is survived by two daughters, Gloria Mills of Clear Spring and Shirley Steele of Hagerstown; two sisters, Elizabeth Greenlee of Clear Spring and Linda Deshong of Oxford, Pa.; one brother, Wayne Johnson of Cearfoss; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Richard "Sneak" Johnson.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. and Lay Associate Steven L. McCarty will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from 2 to 9 p.m. today.

William S. Shupp Jr.

SALISBURY, Md. - William Sidney Shupp Jr., 44, of Salisbury, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at his home.

Born in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of William Sidney and Jane Ankeney Shupp Sr. of Clear Spring.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Denise Shupp on Nov. 5, 1991.

He was a 1970 graduate of Clear Spring High School.

He was employed as a lieutenant and correctional officer by Eastern Correctional Institution, Westover, Md.

He was a member of Manokin Lodge 106, A.F. and A.M., Princess Anne, Md.; the Salisbury Moose Lodge 654, Salisbury and he was a 32nd Scottish Rite Mason.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Price Shupp; one daughter, Sarah Renee Shupp of Salisbury; two sons, William Sidney Shupp III and Scott Shupp, both of Clear Spring; and three sisters, Darlene Miller of Clear Spring, Cathy Shupp and Kristi Miles, both of Hagerstown.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Hinman Funeral Home, Princess Anne. A Masonic Memorial service will be held. Services also will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., North Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward Dorsey will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Friends may call at Hinman Funeral Home, Monday at noon. Friends also may call at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

John W. Haynes

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - John William Haynes, 69, of Clarksville, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Jan. 7, 1928, in Clarksville, he was the son of the late Lana Byard Haynes.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Jean Edgin Haynes.

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

He was a member of VFW and Lodge 1027, Loyal Order of Moose, both in Clarksville.

He is survived by two daughters, Carla M. Bennett of Gerrardstown, W.Va., and Frances E. Miller of Clarksville; one son, David Lee Haynes of Aptos, Calif.; one sister, Helen Ray of Clarksville; two brothers, O'Neal Haynes of Clarksville and Robert Haynes of Elkton, Ky.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at Pleasant View Baptist Church, Clarksville. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Local arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Antonio Caffarelli

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Antonio Caffarelli, 65, of Falling Waters, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at his home.

Born Aug. 5, 1931, in Middlesex, N.J., he was the son of the late Geiochanno and Catena Laiacano Caffarelli.

He had been employed by Alsworth Transportation Co., Lynnfield, Mass.

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

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Irene Hobel Caffarelli; two daughters, Deborah Tinncy of Westminster, Md., and Lynn M. Barnhart of Greencastle, Pa.; four sons, John A. Caffarelli of Mercersburg, Pa., Michael J. Caffarelli of Hedgesville, W.Va., Thomas J. Caffarelli of Hagerstown and James Caffarelli of Maugansville; two sisters, Mary Grothman of Marengo, Iowa and Rose Cook of Middlesex; 18 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lena Hallsworth and one brother, James Caffarelli.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. at Kingdon Hall, Baltimore Street, Martinsburg, W.Va. David Mehalko will officiate. Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family.

The family will meet with friends after the service.

Arrangements are by Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg.

Gary F. Hutzell Sr.

Gary Francis Hutzell Sr., 55, of 114 E. Antietam Street, Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at his home.

Born March 26, 1941, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of the late Roscoe Alvey and Esther Marie Gosnell Hutzell Sr.

He was employed by the City of Hagerstown until his retirement. He was previously employed for many years as an auto mechanic by Maguires Shell/Mobile.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid NASCAR enthusiast.

He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, with 15 years sobriety.

He is survived by his former wife, Leannah Hutzell of Falling Waters, W.Va.; three daughters, Tina M. Hutzell, Patricia A. Pereschuk and Shannon M. Stratton, all of Hagerstown; one son, Gary F. Hutzell Jr. at home; two sisters, Gloria J. Barklow and Betty E. Geyer, both of Hagerstown; three brothers, Gene R. Hutzell Sr. and Charles W. Hutzell, both of Pinesburg, Md., and Terry D. Hutzell of Sharpsburg; two granddaughters and three grandsons.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Alva "Bob" Hutzell, Roscoe "Mick" Hutzell and Glenn "Pork" Hutzell.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Betty D. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Hazel R. Rose

BERRYVILLE, Va. - Hazel Ruth Rose, 82, of Berryville, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at Rose Hill Nursing Home, Berryville.

Born Aug. 10, 1914, in Taswell County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Margarete Lowe Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Edward Rose in 1980.

She was employed by Louden County Hospital.

She was a member of the Mission Assembly of God Church, Charles Town, W.Va

She is survived by five daughters, Margaret Echols, Pauline Pope, both of Winchester, Va., Nancy Carol Reece of Culpeper, Va., Ruth Spinks of Leesburg, Va. and Deborah Davidson of Illinois; five sons, Eugene Rose of Texas, Beverly Rose of Richmond, Va., Darrell Rose of Bakerton, W.Va., David Rose of Warrenton, Va., and Douglas Rose of Martinsburg, W.Va.; 48 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Roger Rose, Don Rose and James Rose; one sister, Sallie Jackson and four brothers, Melvin Jackson, Will Jackson, Brad Jackson, and Ernest Jackson.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg. The Rev. Lee R. Strickler will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

Nancy A. Myers

SANDY HOOK - Nancy Ann Myers, 58, of Sandy Hook, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at her home.

Born Feb. 11, 1938, in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harold Eugene Myers and Myrtle Isadora Jones Myers Biller.

She was employed in the housekeeping department of Frederick Memorial Hospital until her retirement.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136 and Women of the Moose Chapter 660, both of Brunswick, Md.

She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Greenfield of Brunswick and Robin Rezash of Richmond, Va.; one son, Elmer Wayne Myers of Brunswick; three sisters, Jean Cole of Berryville, Va., Shirley Virts of Brunswick and Judy Bramhall of Lovettsville, Va.; four brothers, Larry Myers, Ronald Myers, Eddie Myers, all of Brunswick and Terry Myers of Woodbridge, Va.; three grandchildren; 17 nieces; 10 nephews; and a special friend, John Ashbaugh of Sandy Hook.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Jones, Derl Myers and Donald Myers and a special friend, Elmer Baker.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry. The Rev. Cedric A. Sullivan will officiate. Burial will be in Samples Manor Cemetery, Samples Manor, Md.

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

Donald M. Barnett

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Donald M. Barnett, 61, of 7204 Village Lane, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at his home.

Born Feb. 23, 1935, in Somerset, Pa., he was the son of the late J. Merle and Marian F. Eicher Barnett.

He was former owner and operator of Barnett's Body Shop in Chambersburg, and taught auto body at Franklin County Vo-Tech for 17 years prior to his retirement. He was part owner of Quality Marble in Greenvillage until September 1996.

He was a member of Marion United Methodist Church, where he was lay leader, lay speaker, choir director and Sunday school teacher. He also was a member of Gospel Tide Choir for 22 years; and Christian Business Mens Committee, where he was chairman for many years.

He was a member of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, of which he was associate area representative and area representative; and site coordinator and teacher for the Motorcycle Safety Program for 10 years.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Koontz Barnett, whom he married in May 1955; three daughters, Donna Heckman and Wanda Kershner, both of St. Thomas, Pa., and Beverly Strait of Chambersburg, Pa.; two sisters, Suzanne Dunmyer of Stoystown, Pa., and Janet Thomas of Knoxville; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one grandson.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Marion United Methodist Church. The Rev. Guy Camp and the Rev. John Ile Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 6492 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas, today from 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church one hour prior to the service. The funeral home will be open today from 2 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Marion United Methodist Church Elevator Fund, Marion, Pa. 17235; or to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

William J. Devlin Jr.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - William J. Devlin Jr., 76, of Cleveland Avenue, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Aug. 26, 1920, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late William J. and Armista Woolard Devlin Sr.

He was employed as a plumber.

He was a combat veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in the European Theater and in North Africa.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He was a member of American Legion and VFW, both in Waynesboro.

He played basketball for the Elks Club team in Waynesboro, and the Waynesboro Tigers football team.

He is survived by five daughters, Margaret A. Barnhart, Mary E. Devlin, Catherine M. Cross, Teresa C. Diller and Regina M. Yoder; one stepdaughter, Norma J. Warner; three sons, William J. Devlin III, John P. Devlin and Michael W. Devlin; one half-sister, Mary C. Gothe; 24 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Burns Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro. The Rev. Tom Hemler will officiate.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.

Rhoda V. Kline

Rhoda V. Kline, 81, formerly of 314 Liberty St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 19, 1915, in Clear Spring, she was the daughter of the late Jerry J. and Emma Bloyer Reed.

She was a retired employee of Musselman Co.

She is survived by three daughters, Leona M. Gardner, Iris V. Stone and Mildred E. Kline, all of Hagerstown; three sons, Charles L. Kline, Homer E. Kline and Michael R. Kline, all of Hagerstown; two brothers, John J. Reed of Big Springs and Bruce F. Reed of Hampton, Va.; 20 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Helen Diffendiffer; and one son, Harry "Jiggs" Kline.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert Timmons will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Annamae R.E. Bricker

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Annamae R. Elmes Bricker, 71, a resident of Franklin County Nursing Home, and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., and State Line, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Sept. 22, 1925, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Harry P. and Dorothy M. Smith Elmes.

Her husband, Frank W. Bricker Sr., died in 1990. They were married Feb. 27, 1943.

She was employed by Corning Glass in Greencastle, Pa., on the assembly line for 12 years. Before that she worked at Waynesboro Shoe Factory for many years as a floor girl.

She attended Calvary Assembly of God Church in Waynesboro.

She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy M. Kuhn of Greencastle; one son, Dennis L. Bricker of Greencastle; two sisters, Carolyn D. Misner of Tomstown, Pa., and Velma L. Halsey of Hamptonville, N.C.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a son, Frank W. Bricker Jr., and two brothers, Harry P. Elmes and Thomas Elmes.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Dwan N. Newsome and the Rev. Walter A. Stuart will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

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

Frederick J. Munden

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Frederick "Frank" John Munden, 76, of Charles Town, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at his home.

Born June 30, 1920, in Toronto, he was the son of Dora O'Brien Munden Doumani of Windsor-Ontario, Canada, and the late William Munden.

He retired after many years as a jockey, riding at race tracks in Maryland, the Midwest, and New England.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of the Jockey's Guild.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Carol Teti of Hallandale, Fla.; three sons, Mark F. Munden of Charles Town, Billy Munden of Toronto, and Fred Munden of Lake Tahoe, Nev.; three sisters, Elizabeth Peltier of Windsor-Ontario, Mary McLeay of Sarnia, Canada, and Alexandria Stolte of Vancouver, Canada; three brothers, William J. Doumani of Thunderbay, Canada, Joseph Doumani of Windsor-Ontario, and Richard Doumani of New York; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. The Rev. C.D. Coley will officiate. Burial will be private.

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

Wayne J. Hoover

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wayne J. Hoover, 63, of 1113 Sollenberger Road, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at ManorCare Health Services in Chambersburg.

Born Nov. 11, 1933, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Annamary Rickrode Hoover of Chambersburg and the late Wayne L. Hoover.

He was a 1951 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

He was employed with Chambersburg Engineering Co. in Chambersburg, for 4312 years.

He served with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Dolores S. Shindledecker Hoover, whom he married June 28, 1958; three sons, Gary E. Hoover of Bowie, Md., Anthony W. Hoover of Burbank, Calif., and Christopher A. Hoover at home; one sister, Joanne Fegan of Chambersburg; and one brother, Ronald Hoover of Florida.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, with the Rev. Daniel F. Lawler as celebrant. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg.

A viewing will be held at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., where a Christian Wake Service will begin at 8 p.m.

Helen L.B. Holder

ROHRERSVILLE - Helen Lola Beatrice Holder, 88, of 4400 Main St., died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 24, 1908, in Rohrersville, she was the daughter of the late Ira M. Keedy and Lola S. Haynes Keedy Rice.

She retired from Eyerly's Department Store in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Central United Brethren in Christ Church in Rohrersville, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the choir, adult Sunday school class, Willing Workers, and Women's Missionary Association.

She also was a member of Rohrersville Homemaker's Club and the Rhythmettes.

She is survived by her husband, Charles W. Holder, whom she married Jan. 20, 1926; one daughter, Phyllis Geraldine Keller Jr. of Middletown, Md.; one son, Charles R. Holder of Rohrersville; two sisters, Miriam Dinsmore of Rohrersville and Anna Mae Grimm of Boonsboro; four brothers, David D. Keedy and Robert C. Keedy, both of Hagerstown, John A. Keedy of Rohrersville, and James L. Keedy of Millville, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Edward Holder Sr.; and one grandson.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Victor Moon and the Rev. Brian H. Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery at Rohrersville.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Education Center, c/o Bonnie Humphreys, Robinwood Medical Center, 11100 Medical Campus Drive, Hagerstown, Md. 21742; or to Washington County Chapter of the Diabetes Association, 416 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Roy W. Corbin

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Roy Wright Corbin, 71, of Dark Lane, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at his home.

Born Dec. 25, 1925, in Keyser, W.Va., he was the son of the late Jack and Cora Sears Corbin.

He was employed with CSX Railroad Co. for 36 years, retiring in 1986.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He received the Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, Bronze Star, and World War II Victory Ribbon.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jean M. Hott Corbin; two daughters, Bonnie J. Haller of Brunswick, Md., and Donna M. Potter of Kearneysville; one sister, Pauline Holloway of Tallmadge, Ohio; one brother, Howard Corbin of Almont, Mich.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Wanda Liller.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town, W.Va. The Rev. Wyman Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

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

Geneva G. Baker

CARLISLE, Pa. - Geneva "Bebe" Gans Baker, 96, of Cumberland Crossings Retirement Community, and formerly of Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown, and South Second Street, Chambersburg, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at Cumberland Crossings.

Born June 10, 1900, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Mary Smith Gans.

Her husband, Roy E. Baker, preceded her in death.

She is survived by one niece, Sandy W. Ilgenfritz of Carlisle; and one great-nephew.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Chambersburg. The Rev. Neal Hively will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to Pet Adoption Service, P.O. Box 442, Boiling Springs, Pa. 17007.

Arrangements are by Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle.

Alice H. Geary

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Alice H. Geary, 77, of Shepherdstown, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 21, 1919, in Hanover Court, Va., she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Ellen Esther Sales Harris.

She retired from Equifax Credit Bureau in Silver Spring, Md.

She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Shepherdstown.

She is survived by her husband, John T. Geary; three sisters, Patricia Worley of Prince Frederick, Md., Barbara Stillions of Marietta, Ga., and Betty Ann Boreum of West River, Md.; and one brother, Henry Martin Nau of Germantown, Md.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, with the Rev. Matthew T. Rough as celebrant.

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

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

Mildred M. Husk

Mildred M. Husk, 78, of Little Antietam Road, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 6, 1918, in Battle, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Birtis and Mada Tate Hyde.

She was employed by Washington County Hospital for five years and Avalon Manor Nursing Home for five years.

She attended Baptist Temple in Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband, William Ernest Husk; one daughter, Louise Driggers of Hagerstown; one son, Lawrence Ford of Hagerstown; two sisters, Oleta Lackey of Salem, W.Va., and Wilma Edgel of Avalon Manor Nursing Home in Hagerstown; and six grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg. The Rev. Daris W. Ford will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

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

Esther M. Swartz

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Esther M. Swartz, 83, of Bunker Hill, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at her home.

Born Dec. 26, 1913, in Brucetown, Va., she was the daughter of the late James Edward and Florence Montgomery Galloway.

Her husband, John L. Swartz, preceded her in death.

She and her husband owned and operated Ridgeway Grocery and Service Station.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara D. French of Bunker Hill, and Sara D. Dummond of Stephens City, Va.; two sisters, Alice Hollis and Helen Smith, both of Winchester, Va.; one grandson; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Florence May; and one brother, Philip Galloway.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. William C. Crowe will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Cemetery in Frederick County, Va.

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

Ulmont H. Andrews

Ulmont H. Andrews, 80, of 136 E. North Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born in Greencastle, Pa., he was the son of the late Cornellus S. and Thelma B. Stumbaugh Andrews.

His wife, Jennie C. Beksvoort Andrews, died in 1996.

He was a sales representative with Monumental Life Insurance Co. for 35 years.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in Europe.

He was a member of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion, Goodwill Athletic Club, and B.P.O. Elks Lodge 378.

He is survived by one daughter, Patricia L. Wilhide of Hagerstown; one sister, Audre Kline of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren.

Private services will be held Tuesday at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Lamar W. Kopp will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Washington County SPCA, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Susan C. Bricker

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Susan C. Bricker, 83, a resident of ManorCare Health Services, and formerly of 13555 Main St., Fort Loudon, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at ManorCare.

Born Aug. 4, 1913, in Lemasters, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edward E. and Mary Dale Mills.

She was formerly employed with Greencastle Packing Co. in Greencastle, Pa., Heisey's Orchards and Mercersburg Dress Factory, both in Mercersburg, Pa.

She was a member of Ebenezer United Brethren Church of Greencastle, and taught Bible school classes during summers at the church.

She is survived by her husband, Ray F. Bricker, whom she married Sept. 3, 1931, also a resident of ManorCare; two daughters, Dorothy L. Bard of Fort Loudon, Pa., and Gladys Musselman of Greencastle; one son, Ross E. Bricker of Greencastle; two sisters, Mary Carson and Betty Hess, both of Chambersburg; one brother, Charles I. Mills of Gaithersburg, Md.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Harry Richard Bricker; and one grandson.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Garry L. Culler and the Rev. Alvin E. Goetz will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Joyce F. Mountain

CASCADE - Joyce F. Mountain, 64, of Spring Dale Avenue, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 4, 1933, in Wolfsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harry F. and Naomi B. Bear Kline.

Her husband, Jimmie R. Mountain, died in 1993.

She was employed by the Civil Service Department of the U.S. Army at Fort Ritchie for 28 years, retiring in 1995.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Cascade American Legion Post 239.

She is survived by one daughter, Rhonda W. Lantz of Sabillasville, Md.; two sons, Douglas P. Mountain of Baltimore and Michael J. Mountain of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters, Wilma C. Willis and Helen M. Brunner, both of Wolfsville; one brother, Charles L. "Bud" Besore of Wolfsville; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg. The Rev. David Howell will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery in Wolfsville.

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

Beatrice E. Weeks

Beatrice Elizabeth Weeks, 86, formerly of Oak Ridge Apartments, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at Colton Villa Nursing Center.

Born Nov. 24, 1910, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late George B. and Mary Hockensmith Alexander.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman D. Weeks Sr., in 1962.

She was a graduate of St. Mary's Parochial School.

She was the first woman to be appointed deputy clerk to the Washington County Commissioners. She also was employed by the unemployment office, Community Rescue Service and was the first secretary of Dr. Howard N. Weeks from 1953 to 1955.

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

She was an avid bridge player.

She is survived by one son, Herman David "Chip" Weeks Jr. of Newport Beach, Calif.; one stepdaughter, June Weeks House of Abington, Pa.; one stepson, Dr. Howard N. Weeks of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 92 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740 or to the charity of one's choice.

Margaret V. Ponton

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Margaret V. Ponton, 89, formerly of Stonewall Haven in Martinsburg, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at Heartland of Martinsburg, where she was a resident.

Born Nov. 18, 1907, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles B. and Catherine Ramsburg Britt.

Her husband, George W. Ponton, died in 1963.

She retired from Interwoven.

She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church for more than 70 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Vivian Timberlake Hollis and Catherine F. Whitmore, both of Martinsburg; two sons, Charles W. Ponton and George W. Ponton Jr., both of Martinsburg; one sister, Catherine Skinner of Huntsville, Ala.; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Donald K. Ponton; four sisters, Ciola Lockwood, Helen Miller, Lillian Meil and Florence Egle; two brothers, Charles Britt and John Britt; and one grandson.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Al Clipp and the Rev. Paul C. Stanley will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church Organ Fund, 220 W. Burke St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Thelma L. Arnold

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Thelma L. Arnold, 87, a resident of ManorCare Health Services, and formerly of 14109 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at ManorCare.

Born April 18, 1909, in Welsh Run, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Albert E. and Emma Niswander Angle.

For a number of years, she was employed at J. Shoeneman Co. in Chambersburg.

She was a member of Ebenezer United Brethren Church in Greencastle, Pa.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Floyd E. Arnold, a resident of ManorCare; one daughter, Betty A. Bridendolph of Mercersburg, Pa.; two sisters, M. Elizabeth Yeager of State Line, Pa., and Adealine D. Wenger of St. Thomas, Pa.; three brothers, Lester E. Angle of Mercersburg, H. Elmo Angle of Waynesboro, Pa., and Glenn E. Angle of Chambersburg; one granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters.

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

Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Garry L. Culler will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg. 

Visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Ebenezer United Brethren Church, 3661 Williamson Road, Greencastle, Pa. 17225.


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