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William J. Gillan

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - William J. "Bill" Gillan, 80, a resident of Franklin County Nursing Home, and formerly of 25 N. Potomac St., Trinity House, Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Oct. 14, 1916, in St. Thomas, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert J. and Minta J. Jones Gillan. 

He was a graduate of St. Thomas Township High School. He attended military school in Virginia, and graduated from Eckels College of Embalming and Sanitary Science, Philadelphia, in 1941.

In his early life, he worked on the family orchards in St. Thomas. He then became a licensed funeral director in Pennsylvania and Maryland. He owned and operated a funeral home on Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, for a number of years. Prior to retiring in 1978, he was employed by Robert E. Wilhelm Funeral Home in Suitland, Md.

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

He was a member of Detrich-Brechbill American Legion Post 612, St. Thomas; George Washington Lodge 143, Free and Accepted Masons, Chambersburg; and a member of Harrisburg Consistory.

He is survived by two daughters, Julia "Judy" Gillan and Cheryl Bittner, both of Chambersburg; two sons, William S. Gillan and Terry A. Gillan, both of Chambersburg; one sister, Mabel G. Wible of Chambersburg; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Louise Gillan; two sisters, Margaret Wilson and Julia Schneider; and one brother, Robert Gillan.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa. The Rev. Rawley D. Boone will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, St. Thomas. Graveside military services will be conducted by St. Thomas American Legion Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service Wednesday, where Masonic memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Franklin County Nursing Home, Benevolent Fund, 201 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Hursey E. Stewart

Hursey Earl Stewart, 53, of Baltimore, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at his home.

Born Sept. 30, 1943, in Charleston, W.Va., he was the son of Gladys Arbough Stewart of Baltimore, and the late Harry Earl Stewart.

He was employed by Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by four sisters, Joyce Blivens of Drydon, Va., Tonda Bowers and Juanita Oleszczuk, both of Baltimore, and Naywsa Fitz of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one brother, Jeffery Wayne Stewart of Baltimore; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Jean E. Phillips

BEDFORD, N.H. - Jean E. Phillips, 78, of Bedford, and Naples, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at her Naples home.

Born June 17, 1918, in Catonsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Carl M. and Grace Neily Hofmann.

In 1962, she moved to Bedford from Hagerstown.

From 1951 until her retirement in 1987, she was employed as the office manager for United Cable Co.

She was a charter member of Elliot Hospital Associates in Manchester, N.H.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Samuel E. Phillips Jr.; one daughter, Lynn Dee Carey of Hooksett, N.H.; one son, Samuel E. Phillips III of Bedford; three sisters, Ann Wilde of Seahurst, Wash., Marian Taylor of Orchard Park, N.Y., and Nancy Day of Hartland, Vt.; one brother, David Hofmann of Huntington, Long Island, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

No services are planned.

Arrangements are by Goodwin Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 607 Chestnut St., Manchester, N.H.

Max C. Bumbaugh

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Max C. Bumbaugh, 61, of 3326 Anthony Highway, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Aug. 28, 1935, in Pond Bank, Pa., he was the son of the late Oscar M. and Margaret I. Shaffer Bumbaugh. 

He was a 1955 graduate of Chambersburg High School. He attended Franklin County Vo-Tech School.

He was first employed by Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro, Pa., and then by Casting Technologies, where he started in the foundry and then became an office worker.

He was a member of Pond Bank Mennonite Church and the Men's Sunday School Class. He also served on the trustees and church board.

He was a member of Order of the Owls Nest 1073, Waynesboro, and National AARP. He was a life member of Mont Alto Fire Co.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Edith Bragunier Bumbaugh, whom he married on June 14, 1958; three sons, Jeffrey L. Bumbaugh of Chambersburg, Monte E. Bumbaugh and Clay D. Bumbaugh, both of Pond Bank; two sisters, Leah J. Kauffman and Sandra D. Cook, both of Mont Alto, Pa.; one brother, Ray E. Bumbaugh of Waynesboro; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Rachel L. Baker.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Menno Sollenberger and the Rev. Mervil R. Stambaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy, Pa.

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

Mildred E. Stepler

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Mildred Elizabeth Stepler, 89, of Piney Mountain Home and formerly of 42 Rose St., Chambersburg, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born July 7, 1907, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Susan Miller Johns.

Her husband, Harry A. Stepler, died in 1961.

She was a member of King Street United Brethren Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Helen L. Brown of Chambersburg; two sons, Harry A. Stepler Jr. and Robert E. Stepler, both of Chambersburg; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Lester F. Stine will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Piney Mountain Home, 6375 Chambersburg Road, Fayetteville, Pa. 17222; or to King Street United Brethren Church, 172 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Albert G. Stotelmyer

Albert G. "Ike" Stotelmyer, 75, of 13115 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Oct. 3, 1921, in Washington County, he was the son of the late John and Kitty Hains Stotelmyer.

He was employed by Danzer Metal Works, and earlier worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, retiring from the railroad after 30 years of service.

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

He was a member of Clear Spring American Legion Post 222.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Stotelmyer; two daughters, Kathy Walters and Kitty Divelbliss, both of Hagerstown; one son, John Sprecher of Hagerstown; one brother, Leroy Stotelmyer of Boonsboro; two step sisters; three step brothers, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Flora Roberson.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert E. Timmons will officiate. Burial will be in Broadfording Church Cemetery, with military honors conducted by Clear Spring American Legion Post 222.

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

Edward P. Davis Jr.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Edward Percy Davis Jr., 72, of Avon Bend, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born Dec. 16, 1924, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Edward P. Sr. and Mable Barnhart Davis.

He worked as a district manager of restaurants in Florida for many years.

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

He was of the Catholic faith.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Cora Mae Moats Davis; five daughters, Brenda Davis of Florida, Diane LuBurtia of St. Louis, Lisa Ecoff of Jacksonville, Fla., Mary Coggins of Gainesville, Va., and Joanie Davis, at home; three sons, Ronnie Davis of Catlin, Va., Edward P. Davis III and Lynn Davis, both of Illinois; four step children, Janice Shelton of Ocala, Fla., Rhonda Ritter of San Francisco, Pamela Moore of Luray, Va., and Billy Jackemeyer of Warrenton, Va.; one sister, Shirley Latta of Florida; one half-brother, Herbert Minton of Miami; and 16 grandchildren.

Service and burial will be at a later date.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home.

Lillis C. Mason

CAVETOWN - Lillis Catherine Mason, 82, of Cavetown, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Born Jan. 2, 1915, in Mount Aetna, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Laura G. Shoop Detrow.

Her husband, Robert Eugene Mason, died Feb. 25, 1949.

She was employed at Cavetown Cannery.

She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ in Cavetown.

She was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co.

She is survived by two daughters, JoAnn Mason Lewis of Cavetown, and Phyllis R. Mason Lewis of Smithsburg; one sister, Lorraine Miller of Mapleville, Md.; one brother, Harry Detrow of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Bond and Caroline Bussard; and two brothers, Levi Detrow and John Detrow.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg. The Rev. Ron E. Kauffman will officiate. Burial will be in Beaver Creek Cemetery.

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

Walter M. Leyh

MENTOR, Ohio - Walter M. Leyh, 74, of Mentor, and formerly of Willowick, Ohio, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at his home.

Born Oct. 9, 1922, in Atlanta, he was the son of the late Conrad J. and Lonie Leyh.

He was a machinist for Parker Hannifin, Cliff Division, in Eastlake, Ohio, retiring in 1982 after 20 years of service.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in the Ordnance Unit in Europe.

He is survived by his wife, Helen J. Myers Leyh; one daughter, Terry Talbert of Hagerstown; one son, Ralph K. Leyh of Mentor; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Leyh.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Ave., in Willoughby, Ohio. The Rev. Russell E. Martin will officiate.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday from noon to 2 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lake County Unit, 1314 Mentor Ave., Painesville, Ohio 44077; or to Hospice of the Western Reserve Inc., 5786 Heisley Road, Mentor, Ohio 44060.

Mollie M. Eller

Mollie Marie Eller, 70, of 214 N. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 16, 1926, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles B. and Mary E. Alshire Burger.

Her husband, Samuel Eller, died in 1996.

She was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie Lodge 694 Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Brenda C. Sines of Hagerstown; one brother, Robert Burger of Pensacola, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SPCA, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Dean Snyder

LYKENS, Pa. - Dean Snyder, 94, of 406 Market St., died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at his home.

He was a funeral director with John M. Shultz Funeral Home, his family's business in Lykens.

He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Tower City, Pa.

He also was a member of the Lions Club.

He and his wife had perfect attendance at the annual Churchey family reunions in Hagerstown and annually participated in Sharpsburg Memorial Day events and the 1936 Boonsboro High School graduating class reunions.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Churchey Sigmund Snyder; two daughters, Nancy T. Snyder of Berwyn, Pa., and Joan S. Copeland of Havertown, Pa.; one son, Dale R. Snyder of Middletown, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Linda L. Flynn of Seminole, Fla.; one stepson, William E. Sigmund of Dauphin, Pa.; one sister, Pauline Kopp of Tower City; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church of Tower City, 400 E. Grand Ave., Tower City.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m at the John M. Shultz Funeral Home, 406 Market St., Lykens, and at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Memorial donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church of Tower City, Pa. 17980.

Carl H. Imlay

BOONSBORO - Carl Hudson Imlay, 77, of 19120 Swinging Bridge Road, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 21, 1919, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Charles Vernon and Nelle Hudson Imlay.

He was a graduate of Harvard University.

He retired as the general counsel of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in Washington, D.C.

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

He was a member of Torch Club in Hagerstown, Harvard Club, attended the Great Decision group in Hagerstown, and was a Kentucky Colonel.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dorothy Willenbucher Imlay; two sons, Christopher D. Imlay of Cloverly, Md., and C. Lincoln Imlay of McLean, Va.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia I. Cotten.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. at 7345 Eldorado St., McLean, Va. Burial will be private.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington County Hospital, 251 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or to the Lombardi Cancer Research Center, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home in Boonsboro.

M. Lorraine H. Quackenbush

M. Lorraine Huff Quackenbush, 67, of 12 S. Walnut St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 4, 1930, in Clear Spring, she was the daughter of the late Basil L. and Lillie D. Myers Alshire. She was the foster daughter of Ethel M. Parlett of Waynesboro, Pa., and the late Roy Parlett.

Her first husband, Walter J. Huff, died in 1969. Her second husband, James R. Quackenbush, died in 1983.

In addition to her foster mother, she is survived by her daughter, Peggy M. Huff of Hagerstown; two sisters, Betty L. Coyle of Waynesboro, and Beverley A. Shanholts of Hagerstown; and one brother, Kenneth L. Parlett of Hagerstown.

Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert V. Robinson will officiate.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 92 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

John W. McAllister

John William McAllister, 66, of 303 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore.

Born Feb. 24, 1930, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Howard and Edna E. Hawbaker McAllister.

He was a self-employed mason.

He is survived by his wife, Helen McAllister; five daughters, Alexis Munson and Melanie Huffer, both of Hagerstown, Starlene Ramsey of Sharpsburg, Erin Dawn Clark and Quinn Thomas, both of Boonsboro; one sister, Betty J. Snyder of Hagerstown; two brothers, Ray Howard McAllister of Hagerstown and George F. McAllister of Funkstown; four grandsons; and nephews.

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

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

William B. Turner Jr.

INWOOD, W.Va. - William B. Turner Jr., 82, of Route 1, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Nov. 28, 1914, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late William B. Sr. and Mary Ellis Turner.

Before his retirement, he owned and operated, along with his son, Turner's Auto Service.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

He was former Martinsburg City Council member and former chairman of the Democratic Party.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Morrissey Turner; two sons, Ronald W. Turner of Funkstown and Neal W. Turner Sr. of Martinsburg; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Turner and Howard Turner.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. John E. Wright will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Eleanor F. Andras

Eleanor F. Andras, 79, of 17611 Meadowood Drive, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at her home.

Born in Connellsville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine Helpmark Keill.

Her husband, Joseph R. Andras, died in 1978.

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

She is survived by one daughter, Juanita A. Maloney of Hagerstown; two sisters, Dorothy Hart of San Mateo, Calif., and Florence Lasky of Grange, Ohio; two brothers, Vincent Keill of Bell Vernon, Pa., and Robert Keill of Connellsville; and one grandchild.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, with the Rev. George Limmer, as celebrant. Burial will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Visitation Cemetery in Mount Pleasant, Pa.

Harold R. Fisher

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Harold R. "Dick" Fisher, 68, of 6626 Grindstone Hill Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at ManorCare Health Services in Chambersburg.

Born March 24, 1928, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late John H. and Vivian E. Keefer Fisher.

He was a retired trackman with Western Maryland Railway in Hagerstown.

He also was employed at CSX Railroad Division as Eastern Department engineer in Hagerstown.

He served with the U.S. Navy.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of Frank L. Carbaugh Post 373 American Legion in Greencastle, Pa., and Brotherhood of Maintenance of Ways.

He is survived by his wife, Delores J. Dubbs Fisher, whom he married Nov. 24, 1988; one stepdaughter, Cheryl K. Pringle of Fayetteville, Pa.; one stepson, Darryl R. Dubbs of Shippensburg, Pa.; three sisters, Louise Shatzer and Vivian Fisher, both of Chambersburg, and Betty Creager of Greencastle; and three brothers, Luther Fisher of Greencastle, Fred Fisher and Floyd Fisher, both of Chambersburg; and four stepgrandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Michael E. Allwein will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Memorial donations may be made to Summit Home Health, 176 S. Coldbrook Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Helen L. Bengen

Helen L. Bengen, 73, of 11 S. Walnut St., Hagerstown, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at Reeder Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Born in Gregory, S.D., she was the daughter of the late Charles L. and Mathilda Nelson Spicknail.

Her husband, Oliver Bengen, died in 1978.

She was a retired employee of Northrup Aircraft.

She is survived by one daughter, Dixie C. Newhouse Norman of Smithsburg; three sisters, Eva Scoggins of Redlands, Calif., Gladine Anderson of Mobridge, S.D., and Jeanetta Ritta of Gregory; and three grandsons.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Steve Hyde will officiate. Burial will be in Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, Calif.

Lloyd H. Garber

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Lloyd H. Garber, 66, of 7569 Molly Pitcher Highway, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born March 30, 1930, in Mount Joy, Pa., he was the son of the late Lloyd Garber and Margaret Frank Garber Brenize.

He was a 1946 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

He was a branch manager with Sta-Rite Industries in Lynchburg, Va., retiring in 1989.

He was a member of Monroe Lodge 301 F.&A.M. in Appomattox, Va., and a social member of Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, M. Margaret Rosenberry Garber, whom he married Sept. 27, 1950; two sons, Ronald L. Garber of Chambersburg, and William W. Binner of Tifton, Ga.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Patrick B. Jones will officiate. Private burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Area Advanced Life Support/Medic 2, 501 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Lillis C. Mason

CAVETOWN - Memorial donations for Lillis Catherine Mason, 82, of Cavetown, who died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, may be made to Coffman Nursing Home, 1304 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21742.
 

Evelyn R. Johnston

Evelyn R. Johnston, 89, of 1183 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born at Long Meadow, Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Frank L. and Indianola Itneyer Johnston.

She was employed by Hagerstown Shoe Co. for 49 years, retiring in 1976.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church for 76 years, and the Grace and Grit Sunday School Class.

She also was a member of Queen Esther Chapter 3 Order of the Eastern Star, a charter member of Hager Chapter Professional Secretaries International and AARP.

She is survived by one brother, Howard F. Johnston of Hagerstown; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Charlotte V. Johnston; and two brothers, Leslie C. Johnston and Maurice S. Johnston.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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 Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown.

Mildred G. Grayson

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mildred G. Grayson, 81, of 710 Bowman Road, and formerly of 1041 S. Main St., Chambersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born July 10, 1915, in Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late William A. and Nannie M. Wiles Bussard.

Her husband, Horace M. Grayson, died in 1992.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Middletown.

She also was a member of Falling Spring Court 139 Order of Amaranth in Chambersburg, and Ladies Auxiliary of B.P.O. Elks Lodge 600 in Chambersburg.

She is survived by one son, David M. Grayson of Chambersburg; two brothers, William A. Bussard of Frederick, Md., and George C. Bussard of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg. The Rev. Donald L. Turley will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Chambersburg Hospital, 112 N. 7th St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or to Zion Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 306, Middletown, Md. 21769.

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

Harold A. Alexander

Harold A. "Alex" Alexander, 81, of 249 E. Howard St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 8, 1915, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Amos Harold and Mamie Irene Baker Alexander.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Lillian R. Alexander, in 1979. 

He was employed by Fairchild for 40 years, retiring in 1980. He was owner and operator of Alexander's Market, Hagerstown. He also owned race horses at Charles Town Races.

He was a lifetime member of First Christian Church.

He was a member of Eagle's Club in Hagerstown, Horsemen Breeders Association of West Virginia, Hagerstown Beagle Club, and Funkstown Rod and Gun Club. He was an American Little League manager for 10 years.

He is survived by one son, Harold A. Alexander of Hagerstown; four sisters, Ann Kent of Ranson, W.Va., Thelma Troupe of Fairplay, Teresa Tasker of Cumberland, Md., and Faye Hayes of Hagerstown; one granddaughter; one grandson; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Fred M. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Edward L. Summers Sr.

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Edward L. Summers Sr., 63, of Franklin Street, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Dec. 19, 1933, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles Earl and Millie Summers. He was the stepson of Mary Summers of Hagerstown.

He retired from United Block Co. in Frederick, Md., in 1990.

In addition to his stepmother, he is survived by his wife, Julia Summers; one daughter, Diane Rowe of Frederick; one son, Edward L. Summers Jr. of Middletown; two sisters, Gladys Stoup of Hagerstown and Eileen Mose of Greencastle, Pa.; two brothers, Carroll Summers of West Port, Conn., and Alfred Summers of Hagerstown; and five grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville, Md. Capt. Butch Mallard will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Luther J. Coulter

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Luther James "Coke" Coulter, 83, of Shiloh, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born Jan. 7, 1914, in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., he was the son of the late Luther Coulter and Nellie M. Rader Coulter Daugherty.

He was a graduate of Harpers Ferry High School, where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball.

He retired from Frye Quarries in Clearbrook, Va., and previously worked for Standard Limestone Co. in Millville, W.Va., for 43 years.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy's Seabees in the South Pacific.

He was of the Episcopal faith.

He was a member and past commander and served as sergeant of arms at Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71 in Charles Town; a member of 40 and 8, VFW Post 3522, and Loyal Order of Moose 948, all in Charles Town. He helped to start Junior Legion Baseball and coached Little League Baseball in Charles Town.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen R. Roper Coulter; one daughter, Patricia Milburn of Boyce, Va.; two sons, Luther James "Jimmy" Coulter Jr. of Charles Town, and Jack R. Coulter of Aiken, S.C.; three sisters, Mary Catherine Ayres of Brunswick, Md., Betty Moore of Knoxville, and Helen Kemp of Ranson; two brothers, W.W. Daugherty Jr. and Ronnie Daugherty, both of Knoxville; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mae C. Shipe; and three brothers, Fred Coulter, Edward "Bubba" Daugherty and Herbert Daugherty.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. The Rev. John Alfriend will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.

Friends will be received at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Independent Fire Co., P.O. Box 925, Charles Town, W.Va. 25414; or to Citizen Fire Co., P.O. Box 927, Charles Town, W.Va. 25414.

Lucille L. Forney

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Lucille L. Forney, 82, of 200 Faust St., Brindle Terrace, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born March 23, 1914, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Samuel G. and Bessie V. Ritter Forney.

She had been employed for 33 years by Woodward & Lothrop Department Stores in Washington, D.C., and later in Falls Church, Va. She moved to Mercersburg following her retirement in 1974.

She was a former member of Northern Methodist Church, Winchester, Va.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by one sister, Elizabeth V. Cutchall of Mercersburg; three nieces and three nephews.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Michael K. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

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

William G. Lewis

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - William G. Lewis, 73, of R.D. 2, Box 10, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born July 23, 1923, in Ebensburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert and Mary Rice Lewis.

He was a mason working in construction.

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

He was a member of Chambersburg Open Door Church.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Bain Lewis, whom he married May 7, 1949; one daughter, Alma Bivens of Big Cove Tannery, Pa.; one son, Marvin Lewis of McConnellsburg; one brother, Robert Lewis of Monongahela, Pa.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg. The Rev. Keith Skelton will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, with graveside military services conducted by the Fulton Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. For the convenience of friends the funeral home will be open Friday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Carrie V. Hoover

KABLETOWN, W.Va. - Carrie Virginia Hoover, 88, of North Rocks Farm, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at her home.

Born April 23, 1908, in Kingwood, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late George W. and Florence Fortney White.

Her husband, Dickerson N. Hoover, died in 1992.

She assisted her husband in the operation of North Rocks Farm.

She was a former member of St. Georges Episcopal Chapel in Glenn Dale, Md.

She is survived by one daughter, Dianna L. Gray of Kabletown; one son, Hugh N. Hoover of Kabletown; two sisters, Evelyn Sterling of Morgantown, W.Va., and Juanita Peach of Kingwood; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Peggy Pyle, Doris Stone and Iola Watring; and three brothers, George Elbert White, Otis White and Edison White.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. The Rev. Michael W. Hopkins will officiate. Burial will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park Cemetery, U.S. 522 South, Winchester, Va.

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; or to St. Georges Episcopal Chapel, P.O. Box 188, Glenn Dale, Md. 20769.

Donald L. Flora

WILLIAMSPORT - Donald Lewis "Smokey" Flora, 70, of 11009 Celeste Drive, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 6, 1926, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Lewis Berlin and Julia Carbaugh Flora.

He had been employed by M.P. Moller Pipe Organ, Hagerstown, for more than 40 years, retiring in 1988.

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

He attended Calvary Temple in Williamsport.

He is survived by two sisters, Catherine Bingaman of Pinesburg and Faye Miller of Hagerstown; two brothers, Ray E. Flora of Hagerstown and David Flora of Chambersburg, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Kenneth Flora.

Memorial services will be today at 7 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Charles Barney will officiate. Burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends after today's memorial service until 9 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Williamsport Ambulance Service, 30 W. Salisbury St., Williamsport, Md. 21795.

Hazel R. Stotelmyer

Hazel Ruth Stotelmyer, 82, of 17014 Bentwood Drive, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 23, 1915, in Quincy, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. Stotler and Prudence N. Brumbaugh Stotler Newman.

Her husband, Leo Glen Stotelmyer, died in 1969.

She was a member of the Brethren Church.

She attended Adult Day Care at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

She is survived by two daughters, Patsy A. Shipley of Williamsport, and Dorothy J. Blair of Hagerstown; two sons, Charles J. Stotelmyer and Harry G. Stotelmyer, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Lucille Christophel of State Line, Pa.; one brother, Ralph T. Stotler of Hagerstown; 20 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Lee Stotelmyer.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Martin L. Rothenberger will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Barbara J. Stull

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Barbara J. Stull, 48, of 2918 Country Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June 10, 1948, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of Richard and Josephine Coover Wenger of Chambersburg.

She was a 1969 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She was a member of Grace Brethren Church in Chambersburg.

She also was a member of Multiple Sclerosis Society of Harrisburg, Pa.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Paul F. Stull, whom she married July 25, 1971; one daughter, Melody D. Stull, at home; and one son, William A. Stull, at home.

Services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. David L. Manges will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Children's Education Fund, c/o Paul F. Stull, 2918 Country Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or to Grace Brethren Church, 315 Edwards Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Mailon T. Bracken

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mailon T. Bracken, 77, of 3166 Landfill Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June 11, 1919, in Belsano, Pa., he was the son of the late Thomas and Hazel White Bracken.

He was a coal miner in Colver, Pa., and was last employed as a custodian at Franklin County Nursing Home in Chambersburg.

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

He is survived by his wife, Mary M. Cubeta Bracken; two daughters, Bonita L. Hancock of Chambersburg, and Janet M. Naugle of Fayetteville, Pa.; two sons, Ned T. Bracken of Chambersburg, and Gary P. Bracken of Orrstown, Pa.; one sister, Viola Stiles of Indiana, Pa.; two brothers, Norman Bracken of Colver, and Clyde Bracken of Almond, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. John Lonza and the Rev. LeRoy W. Wiley will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

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

Hursey E. Stewart

BALTIMORE - Graveside services for Hursey Earl Stewart, 53, of Baltimore, who died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg, W.Va. The Rev. Harold O. Snyder will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Terrance A. Long

LAUREL, Md. - Terrance Alan Long, 24, of Laurel, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at his home.

Born June 29, 1972, in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of Louise Martin Long of Ijamsville, Md., and the late Maynard Eugene Long.

He was employed as a roofer by Gary Horton Co., Laurel.

He was a member of Frederick Church of the Brethren, Frederick, Md.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three sisters, Debra Kay Hasty of College Park, Md., Melissa Ann Brown of Bloomington, Ill., and Andrea Marie Long of Ijamsville; maternal grandparents, Hege and Luvinia Martin of Hagerstown; paternal grandparents, Joseph F. and Catherine H. Long of Greencastle, Pa.; six nieces; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview Ave., Frederick. The Rev. Paul Mundey, the Rev. Lerry Fogle, and the Rev. Kim McDowell will officiate. Burial with graveside services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Welsh Run Church of the Brethren Cemetery in Mercersburg, Pa.

Friends may call at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, today from 7 to 9 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

David R. Salzlein

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - David Russell Salzlein, 83, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at his home.

Born July 7, 1913, in Jersey City, N.J., he was the son of the late John and Ida Muehler Salzlein.

He was previously employed by Curtis Wright Aviation formerly in New York, and was a retired private investigator.

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

He attended Union Chapel United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs.

He was a member of the American Legion in New York.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Claiborne Salzlein; two stepsons, Robert J. Longeill of Voluntown, Conn., and David J. Longeill of Red Creek, N.Y.; one stepgrandson; and nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Mary Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg, with graveside military services conducted by American Legion Post 14 of Martinsburg.

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

Gladys E. Brown

Gladys Elizabeth Brown, 94, formerly of 713 Sunset Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at Williamsport Nursing Home.

Born in Millstone, Md., she was the daughter of the late Joseph V. and Bessie Younker Fritz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick J. Brown, in 1961.

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

She is survived by one brother, Merle V. Fritz of Mercersburg, Pa.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, M. Cordiss Brown.

Services will be Saturday at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. George Limmer will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Ida M.S. Donivan

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ida M. Stewart Donivan, 64, of Route 2, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Oct. 5, 1932, in Brooklyn, Md., she was the daughter of the late Franklin S. and Emily M. Bailey Stewart.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Calvary Chapel Church.

She is survived by her husband, Floyd J. Donivan Sr.; five daughters, Veronica VanMetre, Monica Rudy and Lori Files, all of Martinsburg, and Sharon Stewart and Gail Meyers, both of Baltimore; three sons, Floyd J. Donivan Jr., David Donivan and Russell Donivan, all of Martinsburg; three sisters, Marie Glock of Radcliff, Ky., Clara Stock of New Oxford, Pa., and Dorothy Rafferty of Baltimore; one brother, Warren Stewart of Glen Burnie, Md.; and 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, William Donivan; and one granddaughter.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Marcus Caton will officiate. Burial will be in Falling Waters Presbyterian Cemetery in Spring Mills.

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

Mary A. Corder

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mary Ann Corder, 65, of Heartland of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born March 29, 1931, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Helen Kesner Hite.

Her husband, Gerald Corder, died in 1996.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church in Berkeley County.

She is survived by one daughter, Patti Barnes of Craigsville, Va.; three brothers, Robert Hite of Martinsburg, Donald Hite of Inwood, W.Va., and Kenneth Hite of Reading, Pa.; two sisters, Jean McBee of Baltimore, and Elizabeth Wall of Martinsburg; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Douglas Corder; and one brother, Harold Hite.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel in Martinsburg. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg.

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

John W. Wills

THURMONT, Md. - John W. Wills, 57, of Thurmont, and formerly of Emmitsburg, Md., died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at Gettysburg Hospital in Gettysburg, Pa.

Born July 25, 1939, in Emmitsburg, he was the son of the late Carroll and Helen Cool Wills.

He had employed as the chief chef for Mount Saint Mary's College and Seminary for more than 15 years, and later was employed for Mountain Gate Family Restaurant in Thurmont, and Mountain Manor Home in Emmitsburg.

A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he served in the Korean War.

He was a former member of the American Legion in Thurmont.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ridenour Wills; two daughters, Bernadette Carpenter of Hagerstown, and Diane Shockey of Thurmont; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three aunts.

The family will receive friends at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main St., Thurmont, on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, at which time the service will begin. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery in Thurmont.

Hattie V. Poffinberger

FREDERICK, Md. - Hattie Virginia Poffinberger, 86, of 4604 Mockingbird Lane, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at her home.

Born March 26, 1910, in Zittlestown, she was the daughter of the late Alvey C. and Orpha E. Kline Zittle.

Her husband, Charles Albert Poffinberger, died in 1982.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Jefferson, Md.

She is survived by one daughter, Kathleen E. Schroyer of Jefferson; one son, C. William Poffinberger of Myersville; three sisters, Naomi C. Gigeous of Boonsboro, Alice M. Parsons of Rockville, Md., and Iona O. Poffenberger of Boonsboro; two grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; one great-grandson; and one stepgreat-grandson.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, George W. Zittle, Hermia McKnight and Alvey N. Zittle.

Services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. The Rev. Bruce Barth and the Rev. David Howell will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Jefferson.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Frederick Memorial Hospital Homecare and Hospice, 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick, Md. 21701; or to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Jefferson, Md., 21701.

Henry S. Lewis

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Henry S. Lewis, 60, of Waynesboro, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born July 15, 1936, near Thurmont, Md., he was the son of Geneva E. Coyle of Pen Mar, Pa.

He was a high school graduate.

He was employed as a machinist by Rotorex in Walkersville, Md.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Shari M. Carpenter of Wheaton, Md.; three sisters, Shannon White of Westminster, Md., Pamela Coyle of South Charleston, W.Va., and Daryl G. Bakner of Waynesboro; four brothers, And're Coyle of Ruckersville, Va., Kim Coyle and Thane Coyle, both of Waynesboro, and Shawn Coyle, stationed at an Air Force base in Italy; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Debrah Coyle; and one brother, Barry Coyle.

Memorial services will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Lester Allen White, elder, will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing; however the family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Blanche V. Hayes

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Blanche Virginia Hayes, 74, of 1100 Peach Orchard Lane, Brunswick, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born Aug. 3, 1922, in Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Willie and Grace Knadler Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Everitt C. Hoffman; and by her second husband, John W. Hayes.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Merriman of Brunswick, and Patsy Smith of Jefferson, Md.; one sister, Ruth Powell of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Mills; and six brothers, Dale Thomas, Charles Thomas, Ralph Thomas, Austin Thomas, Ernest Thomas and Maynard Thomas.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The Rev. James E. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Locust Valley Bible Church Cemetery near Middletown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Frederick Memorial Hospital Home Health Care/Hospice Services, 400 W. 7th St., Frederick, Md. 21701.

J. Robert Meyers Sr.

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - J. Robert Meyers Sr., 84, of 8180 Lincoln Way East, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Sept. 4, 1912, in Lemasters, Pa., he was the son of the late Elam H. and Laura Myers Meyers.

His first wife, Mary Louise Royer Meyers, died in 1963.

An auctioneer and appraiser for 62 years, he specialized in estate and antique public sales. He was former owner of McLaughlin's Auction of St. Thomas, and later conducted sales at Lemasters Community Center.

He was a dairy farmer until 1978. Early in life, he operated trucks hauling milk from local farms to creameries. He also hauled fruit for local orchards.

He was often referred to as "Mr. Lion of Franklin County." He was a charter member and past president of Mount Parnell Lions Club; district governor of Lions 14-C in 1960-61; and was serving as past district governor of 14-T, at the time of his death. In 1993, he received the Melvin Jones Award, the highest honor given by Lions International.

He served as a member of the board of directors of Tuscarora School District from 1967 to 1991. He was a member of Franklin County Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service for many years and was chairman for 10 years.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Walterick Meyers, whom he married June 15, 1964; four daughters, Barbara Mathers and Jean Koontz, both of St. Thomas, Linda K. Dice and Julie L. Barnhart, both of Chambersburg; three sons, J. Robert Meyers Jr. and Elam "Ed" Meyers, both of St. Thomas, and Shawn D. Meyers of Chambersburg; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Nora Garber.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family, followed by burial in St. Thomas Cemetery.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at James Buchanan Middle School Auditorium.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the J. Robert Meyers Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund of Tuscarora School District, c/o First National Bank of Mercersburg, 12 S. Main St., Mercersburg, Pa. 17236.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg, Pa.

Willard F. Smith

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Willard Francis Smith, 47, of Berkeley Springs, and formerly of Pasadena, Md., died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at his home.

Born Aug. 19, 1949, in Pasadena, he was the son of the late Sydney Albert Sr. and Lydia Willard Hohrein Smith.

He attended Anne Arundel Community College.

He was a self-employed automobile mechanic in the Baltimore metropolitan area before moving to Berkeley Springs in 1996.

He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Jean Sodoti and Willa Francine Smith, both of Virginia; six sisters, Lydia M. Gray, Harriett L. Lam and Betty J. Taylor, all of Roxboro, N.C., Margaret A. Guyton of Brooklyn, Md., Mary E. Ireland of Baltimore, and Kathleen P. Davidson of Pasadena; nine brothers, Sydney A. Smith Jr. and James F. Smith Sr., both of Glen Burnie, Md., William B. Smith Sr., Jerome E. Smith, Donald L. Smith and Larry G. Smith, all of Pasadena, Robert L. Smith Sr. of Berkeley Springs, John R. Smith Sr. of Roxboro, and Carl T. Smith Sr. of Virginia; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ida May Smith; and one brother, Charles J. Smith.

Services will be held Friday at noon at McCully Funeral Home, 3204 Mountain Road, Pasadena. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Baltimore.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Citizens National Bank, P.O. Box 130, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Local arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

James N. Payne

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - James "Henry" Nathanial Payne, 73, of Bunker Hill, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at his home.

Born Aug. 28, 1923, in Ashburn, Va., he was the son of the late Inmon and Goldie Stickles Payne.

He owned a dry wall business and retired from Braddock Supply Co. in Chantilly, Va.

He was a member of Church of the Brethren in Bunker Hill.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Everne Payne; one daughter, Joyce D. Lucas of Bunker Hill; one son, Steven R. Payne of Winchester; two sisters, Harriet Little of Port Richey, Fla., and Mary Jane Snoddy of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, J.M. Payne of Luray, Va., and H.D. Payne of Vienna, Va.; four grandsons; four granddaughters; two stepgranddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Elsie Flowers; and three brothers, Broadus Payne, Franklin Payne and Robert Payne.

Services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel in Martinsburg. The Rev. Raymond R. Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

John H. Dean

WILLIAMSPORT - John Horine Dean, 56, of 16602 Tammany Lane, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.

Born in Cumberland, Md., on Aug. 22, 1940, he was the son of the late James Hamner and Malinda Louise Horine Dean.

He was a 1958 graduate of Fort Hill High School in Cumberland. He received a B.E.S. in Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in 1963, and an M.E.A. in Business Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in 1972.

He was employed with Pepco Electric Co. in Washington, D.C., for 15 years; owned and operated Welcome Inn Family Restaurant in Greencastle, Pa.; and for the past five years was employed with the Internal Revenue Service in Martinsburg, W.Va.

A veteran of the Vietnam era, he served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Williamsport.

He is survived by his wife, Kim I. Dean; three daughters, Susan G. Jack of Souderton, Pa., and Nancy M. Dean and Brittney L. Dean, both at home.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Williamsport. The Rev. W. Gregory Martin, and Ruth Rinker, vicar, will officiate.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, Md.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Maryland Lupus Foundation, 7400 York Road, No. 308, Baltimore, Md. 21204.

John C. Moore

DALLAS - John C. "Buck" Moore, 77, of Dallas and formerly of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at his home.

Born Oct. 1, 1919, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John G. and Alma McCarter Moore.

He retired from the federal government, and previously was employed by J.W. Myers Co. and Fairchild Industries of Hagerstown.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army engineering corps in Panama.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys A. Moore of Dallas; two daughters, Linda L. Flaherty of Hagerstown and Patty A. Moore of Dallas; one son, John T. Moore of Hagerstown; five granddaughters; one grandson; seven great-grandsons; and three great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Phyllis M. Moore and Helen T. Moore.

He donated his remains to medical science.

The family will hold a private memorial service.

Beulah T. Swisher

INWOOD, W.Va. - Beulah T. "Boots" Swisher, 87, of Inwood, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Sept. 14, 1909, in Capon Bridge, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late A.D. and Elizabeth Oates McKee.

Her husband, Harry Swisher, died in 1966.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, and the Women's Society Group.

She also was a member of the Senior Citizens Exercise Group.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Linton of Inwood; three grandchildren, Michael Linton of Martinsburg, Edward Linton of Glengary, W.Va., and Brian Linton of Inwood; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Dora Lockhart, Nellie Kackley, Hattie Moreland and Mamie McKee; and two brothers, Harry McKee and Paul McKee.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel in Martinsburg. The Rev. Elsie McKenney will officiate, with the Rev. Charles L. Frum assisting. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Music Department of Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, Bunker Hill, W.Va. 25413.

James E. Armbrester

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - James E. "Buck" Armbrester, 79, of Route 1, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at his home.

Born June 28, 1917, in Shanghai, W.Va., he was the son of the late Arch and Florence V. Parkinson Armbrester.

He retired from Martin Marrietta after 37 years.

He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Inwood, W.Va., and the Keenagers of the church.

He is survived by his wife, Fern Abrell Armbrester; one sister, Gladys Miller of Bunker Hill; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Virgie Minnick, Cora Stillwell, Pauline Masters and Pearl Armbrester; and four brothers, Raymond Armbrester, Guy Armbrester, Arthur "Bill" Armbrester and Kenneth A. Armbrester.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Devin B. Ward and the Rev. Tim Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Central Chapel Cemetery in Ganotown, W.Va.

The family will receive friends 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; or to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 74, Inwood, W.Va. 25428.

Eleanor Rauh

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Eleanor "El" Rauh, 79, of Tuscawilla Hills, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at her home.

Born Sept. 4, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John Seltzer and Mollie Charleston Seltzer Fox.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Jewish faith.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Henry A. Rauh; two daughters, Jacklin Smith of Charlotte, N.C., and Iona Fasser of Missouri, Texas; one son, Thomas R. Rauh of Palm Bay, Fla.; one brother, Herbert Seltzer of Plantation, Fla.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Rauh.

A service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. Rabbi Howard Folb will officiate.

A second service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Richard E. Neal will officiate.

Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.

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

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

Richard A. Munson

Richard A. "Dick" Munson, 78, of 1306 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 8, 1918, he was the son of the late Ernest F. and Cora V. Saum Munson.

He retired in 1982 from G.E. Murray Distributor Co. He was previously employed by Lohr Produce Co.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific.

He was a member of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Winifred L. Presgraves Munson; two daughters, Virginia L. Murray and Shirley A. DeVore, both of Hagerstown; one son, William E. Munson of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, M. Doris Kunkle; and two brothers, Robert Munson and Roger Munson.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitors may call today from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Patricia A. Wiles

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Patricia Ann Wiles, 37, of 11429 Wolfsville Road, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at her home.

Born Jan. 8, 1960, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of Richard Kline of Myersville and Erma Wolford Kline of Hagerstown.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Timothy D. Wiles; one son, Timothy D. Wiles Jr. of Myersville; two sisters, Linda Mann of Rohrersville and Mary Kline of Boonsboro; one brother, Richard Kline Jr. of Middletown, Md.; maternal grandparents, Hubert and Mary Wolford of Hagerstown; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. The Rev. David Howell will officiate. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery in Middletown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Frederick Memorial Hospital Homecare and Hospice, 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick, Md. 21701.

Franklin P. Spickler

Franklin P. Spickler, 75, of 14251 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 31, 1921, in Cearfoss, he was the son of the late Harry D. Spickler and Olive M. Bowers Spickler Stouffer.

He owned and operated Spickler Coal Co.

He attended Maugansville Bible Brethren Church.

He is survived by three sisters, Elsie J. Sharer, Genevieve G. Clever and Cora I. Melback, all of Hagerstown; one brother, Harry D. Spickler of Hagerstown; his fiance, Gladys L. Roche of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Naomi M. Miller.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. John C. Hoffman will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Cearfoss.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Maugansville Bible Brethren Church, 17904 Binkley Drive, Maugansville, Md. 21767.

Linwood H. Mackenzie

BOONSBORO - Linwood H. Mackenzie, 78, formerly of Frederick, Md., died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at Fahrney-Keedy Home in Boonsboro.

Born July 13, 1918, in Frederick, he was the son of the late John G. and Rosie Main Mackenzie.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Blickenstaff Mackenzie of Fahrney-Keedy Village; one sister, Laverna Chaney of Frederick; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Markwood Mackenzie Sr.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 515 S. Market St., Frederick. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Salem United Methodist Church or Cemetery Fund, c/o William Burrier, P.O. Box 94, Myersville, Md. 21773.

Arrangements are being handled by Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville.


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