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Donald R. Pennington

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Donald Ray Pennington, 64, of Blue Ridge Acres, Harpers Ferry, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at the Veterans Medical Center in Baltimore.

Born July 11, 1932, in Carroll County, Va., he was the son of Mamie Sharp Pennington, of Jefferson, N.C., and the late Avery Pennington. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Scrutton Pennington, on Nov. 21, 1992.

A U.S. Air Force veteran, he served from 1952-1980, retiring with the rank of senior master sergeant.

He received a number of commendations, including the Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Vietnam Service Medal with Eight Bronze Service Stars, Air Force Presidential Unit Citation, Air Force Outstanding Unit Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm and Campaign Medal.

He was a member of Camp Springs Lodge 227, A.F.&A.M. of Camp Springs, Md., and Jefferson County Memorial Post 3522 of the VFW of Charles Town, W.Va.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by five daughters, Beverly Campbell of Winter Springs, Fla., Sharon Pennington, Carolyn Williams, and Elaine Schrift, all of Harpers Ferry, and Donna Adams of Glen Burnie, Md.; one son, Steven Pennington of Deale, Md.; two sisters, Mary Wyatt of Jefferson, N.C., and Grace Teaster of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Robert Pennington and Earl Pennington, both of Jefferson, Md.; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother Howard Pennington.

Services with full military honors will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va. An Air Force Chaplain from Arlington National Cemetery will officiate. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Brunswick Midget Football Team, Blue Ridge Acres, Box 55, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. 25425.

Arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry.

Robert G. Bruce

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Robert Gunning Bruce, 72, of 11 Deerview Lane, Asheville, Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996.

A native of Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late William Motter Bruce Jr. and Stella Gunning Bruce.

He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School, and a forestry graduate of West Virginia University.

He served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II. He was a member of the ROTC in college, and was a first lieutenant in the Army Reserves.

He was employed with the Boy Scouts of America as a field scout executive with the Hagerstown and Roanoke, Va., councils and directed summer camp in both areas. He was an Eagle Scout.

He joined the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, in 1958, and was a park ranger at Colonial National Historic Park, Virginia, and a park naturalist at Rock Creek Nature Center, National Capitol Parks, Washington, D.C. He became chief park naturalist at Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, in 1966 and transferred to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Roanoke in 1969 and in Asheville in 1972. He retired as chief of interpretation in 1985. He was parkway representative in founding the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in Roanoke and in Asheville.

He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church.

He also was a member of Blue Ridge Bird Club.

He is survived by his wife, Georgina Royer Bruce; two daughters, Suzanne Bruce Hedden of Leicester, N.C., and Sally Bruce Withers of Swannanoa, N.C.; one son, William Motter Bruce of Charlotte, N.C.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William Motter Bruce III.

A memorial service was held at Grace Episcopal Church. The Rev. William G. Edwards officiated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Deerfield Residency Fund, 1617 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, N.C., 28803; or to a favorite charity.

Morris Funeral Home, Asheville, was in charge of arrangements.

Franklin T. Offutt Sr.

DRY RUN, Pa. - Franklin Thomas Offutt Sr., 55, of 18537 Dry Run Road South, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at University Hospital/Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Born Oct. 28, 1941, in Poolesville, Md., he was the son of Linwood T. and Helen Walter Offutt of Frederick, Md.

He was a 1959 graduate of Frederick High School.

He was a dairy farmer in the Frederick/Middletown area until moving to Pennsylvania to farm in 1976.

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

He also was a member of the Maryland-Virginia Milk Producers and the Franklin County Farm Bureau.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Ruth White Offutt; one daughter, Sandra Lee Offutt of Chambersburg; two sons, Michael Offutt of Frederick, and F. Thomas Offutt of Doylesburg, Pa.; two sisters, Virginia Miller of Frederick, and Arlene Roderick of Ijamsville, Md.; two brothers, Linwood T. Offutt Jr. of Frederick, and Charles E. Offutt of Richlands, N.C.; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Eugene Offutt.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, with the Rev. John R. Campion, as celebrant. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Frederick.

A viewing will be held today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc., 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. A rosary will be recited today at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Donald M. Leicht

KEEDYSVILLE - Donald Melvin Leicht, 65, of 6455 Coffman Farms Road, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at his home.

Born March 4, 1931, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Arthur Edward and Emma L. Welch Leicht.

He was a collector salesman with Walker-Thomas Furniture Co. in Washington, D.C., retiring after 23 years.

He was a member of Harrendale Presbyterian Church in Glen Burnie, Md.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Leicht; one son, Arthur Edward Leicht of Hagerstown; two sisters, Elsie Dillman of Baltimore and Lorraine Keegan of Glen Burnie; and four brothers, Raymond Leicht of Mechanicsville, Md., and Gilbert Leicht, Norman Leicht and Kenneth Leicht, all of Baltimore.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur Leicht and Vernon Leicht.

Services will be held Wednesday in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. James G. Kirk will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Keedysville.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Reba J. Tordiff

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Reba Jean Tordiff, 75, of Bunker Hill, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at her home.

Born May 14, 1921, in Ironton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William and Mabel Starke Fairchild.

She was a member of Central Christian Church, Ironton.

She is survived by her husband, Ervin E. Tordiff; one daughter, Judy Kay Lloyd of Winchester, Va.; three sisters, Mary Lou Hughes of Ironton, Susie Carr of Columbus, Ohio, and Kathleen Goodner of Hastings, Mich.; four brothers, Billy Fairchild, Paul Fairchild, Dr. Kenneth Fairchild and Glenn Fairchild, all of Ironton; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. Leroy K. Hurley Jr., evangelist, will officiate. Burial will be in Paynes Chapel Cemetery.

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

Roy C. Potts

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Roy C. Potts, 87, of 312 Northfield Ave., Waynesboro, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, in Waynesboro Hospital. Death was attributed to heart failure.

Born Feb. 4, 1909 in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Roy L. and Ada A. Wilhide Potts.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen A. Gourley Potts, on June 13,1989.

He received his G.E.D. from Waynesboro High School.

He retired in 1971 from Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro after 32 years. Prior to his retirement he was a supervisor in the machine shop.

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

He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Waynesboro. 

He was a member of National AARP, National Rifle Association, and a life member of Mechanics S.F.&E. & Hose Co. No. 1 in Waynesboro, serving on various committees.

He is survived by three sisters, Armatha K. Helm, Mildred A. Potts, and Vivian J. Biser, all of Waynesboro; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Helen Lohman, Lucille Gourley, Florence Potts and Naomi Potts; four brothers, Donald Potts, Russell Potts, James Potts and Guy Potts.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Jay A. Saxe will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

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

Norman N. Hose

Norman Nevin Hose, 69, of 37 N. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born July 10, 1927, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Charles Daniel and Amanda Doyle Griffin Hose.

He owned and operated Norman's Barber Shop before retiring in 1986.

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

He was a member of Goodwill Little Club of Hagerstown, Cascade Post 14 AMVETS and Conococheague Tribe 84 IORM.

He is survived by one sister, Virginia L. Davis of Williamsport; four brothers, Speener M. Hose of Hagerstown, Kenneth G. Hose of Bloomsburg, Pa., Gwaylon L. Hose of Williamsport, and Duward E. Hose of Martinsburg; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Catherine Hose, Thelma I. Beattie, and Sarah F. Hose; and one brother, Charles E. Hose.

A memorial service will be held today at 7 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. James E. Swecker will officiate. Burial will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Riverview Cemetery in Williamsport.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today at the conclusion of services until 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. today for the convenience of family and friends.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Cemetery, 30 E. Salisbury St., Williamsport, Md. 21795.

Wanda J. Kaese

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Wanda J. Kaese, 72, of 90 W. Main St., Apartment 2-C, died of heart failure Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at Franklin County Nursing Home in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Jan. 12, 1925, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Margaret C. Knepper Lohman.

She was a 1943 graduate of Waynesboro High School and a graduate of Waynesboro Business College.

She was a secretary for various area industries. She was the first female employee at Site R, Fort Ritchie.

Early in life, she was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church in Waynesboro.

She is survived by one son, Kent K. Kaese of Waynesboro; one sister, Learia A. Mowen of Waynesboro; three brothers, Conway K. Lohman of Waynesboro, Eldren B. Lohman of Tempe, Ariz., and Jere L. Lohman of Herndon, Va.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry "Bud" Lohman and Barry T. Lohman.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Walter A. Stuart will officiate. Burial will be in Quincy Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m.

Bonnie A.M. Smith

CUMBERLAND, Md. - Bonnie Arbogast Mills Smith, 71, of Myrtle Street, died of cancer Monday, Dec. 16, 1996, at Memorial Hospital in Cumberland.

Born on Dec. 11, 1925, in Cherry Grove, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Don and Icie Teter Arbogast.

She retired from Kelly Springfield Tire Co.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cumberland.

She also was a member of Cedarettes and Meckinley Chapter No. 12 Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by one daughter, Rose Ann Squillari of Cumberland; one son, David Mills of Cumberland; six brothers, Delbert Arbogast of Beverly, W.Va., Dreamis and Earl Arbogast, both of Cherry Grove, Coy and Carl Arbogast, both of Alliance, Ohio, and Guy Arbogast of Elkins, W.Va.; three sisters, Cynthia Hackett of Hagerstown, Rosa Lee Campbell and Betty Jean Pennington, both of Elkins; three grandsons; two great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews; and a companion, Fred Rice, of Cumberland.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Hoy Arbogast; and one sister, Elva Arbogast.

Services were held Dec. 18, 1996, at Merritt-Adams Funeral Home in Cumberland. The Rev. Robert L. Nair officiated. Burial was in Frostburg Memorial Park.

Russell O. Hennesy

Russell Omer Hennesy, 85, of 125 Belview Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born July 30, 1911, in Tilghmanton, he was the son of the late Joseph Omer and Lottie Ruth Daugherty Hennesy.

He was employed at Millers Furniture Store for 10 years, and retired from Highway Furniture Store in Hagerstown.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.

He also was a member of AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Smith Hennesy; one daughter, Susan E. Schildt of Washington, Ill.; one son, Thomas R. Hennesy of Hagerstown; five sisters, Mary E. Printz of Lappans, Margaret A. Stevens and Katherine Stotler, both of Tilghmanton, Virginia R. Myers of Westminster, Md., and Charlotte I. Barkdoll of Orlando, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandson.

Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Wendell Gross will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 15 High St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Ruth G. Frank

Ruth Grosh Frank, 95, of 11 S. Walnut St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at Williamsport Nursing Home in Williamsport.

Born April 2, 1901, in Clear Spring, she was the daughter of the late Courtney and Louise Dennis Grosh.

Her husband, Joseph C. Frank, died in 1956.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sisters, Catherine Palmer of Boonsboro, and Blanche Buharp of Niceville, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Venette Blair; and one brother, Courtney Grosh.

Graveside services will be held today at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Cemetery in Clear Spring. David W. Sword, pastor, will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Eric M. Long

MORGANTON, N.C. - Eric Martin Long, 56, of Morganton, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at his home.

Born on June 9, 1940, in Fort Worth, Texas, he was the son of the late Eldon Clair Long and Margaret A. Nelson Long.

He retired from Giant Foods in Maryland.

He is survived by one sister, Sally Baker of Smithsburg; nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Pat Long of Frederick, Md.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Spencer Nelson Long.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 101 W. Church St., Frederick.

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

Leonard D. Carmack

JEFFERSON, Md. - The Rev. Leonard David Carmack, 90, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at Northampton Manor Nursing Home in Frederick, Md.

Born Nov. 18, 1906, in Wheaton, Md., he was the son of the late John N. and Emma Magruder Carmack.

His wife, Marian English Carmack, preceded him in death. They were married June 10, 1935.

He was a graduate of Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., the University of Richmond in Richmond, Va., where he received his bachelor of arts degree, and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he received his B.D. degree. He also attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

He was a minister for 39 years, first at First Baptist Church of Mardela Springs, Md., from 1932 to 1941; then at First Baptist Church in Brunswick, Md., from 1941 to 1971, where he was pastor emeritus; and First Baptist Church of Weverton, Md., from 1941 to 1944. During his ministry, he was active in Baptist denominational affairs, and served on the State Mission Board of the Baptist Convention of Maryland, now Maryland/Delaware, and on the Sunday School Board and Christian Life Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Frederick.

He was instrumental in establishing the Brunswick Public Library, and was its first president. He was a member of Brunswick Rotary Club for 46 years and was a Paul Harris Fellow and benefactor of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. He taught extension courses for the University of Richmond.

He is survived by one daughter, Nancy C. Polhill of Louisville, Ky.; one son, David E. Carmack of Jefferson; three sisters, Florence Fonshell of College Station, Texas, Laura C. Johnson of Ocala, Fla., and Emma V. Payne of Silver Spring, Md.; one brother, Claude W. Carmack of Rockville, Md.; one granddaughter; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ellamae Avancena; and one brother, Newman C. Carmack.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 217 Dill Ave., Frederick. The Rev. Larry Eubanks and the Rev. Burnis Barrett will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Brunswick, 203 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, Md. 21716; to First Baptist Church of Frederick, 217 Dill Ave., Frederick, Md. 21701; to Frederick Memorial Hospital Homecare and Hospice, 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick, Md. 21701; or the charity of your choice.

Donald R. Pennington

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Services with full military honors for Donald Ray Pennington, 64, of Blue Ridge Acres, Harpers Ferry, who died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 1 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. An Air Force Chaplain from Arlington National Cemetery will officiate. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

Eric M. Long

MORGANTON, N.C. - A memorial service for Eric Martin Long, 56, of Morganton, who died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, will be held Monday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 108 W. Church St., Frederick, Md.

Richard C. Sanders

TEMPE, Ariz. - Richard C. Sanders, 25, of Tempe, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997.

Born April 18, 1971, in Tokyo, Japan, he was the son of Atsuko M. and Shelby G. Sanders of Hagerstown.

He lived in Hawaii from 1972 to 1974, Boonsboro/Hagerstown from 1974 to 1995, and Tempe from 1995 until his death.

He was a 1989 graduate of Boonsboro High School. He completed his undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., graduating in 1995. 

He was employed as an industrial systems engineer with Intel Corp.

He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Mary C. Sanders of Silver Spring, Md.; his paternal grandmother, Mary G. Blose of Florence, Miss.; and his maternal grandmother, Hana Hikida of Tokyo.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be sent to the attention of Susan Sink at Virginia Tech Educational Foundation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va. 24061. Checks should be made payable to Virginia Tech Educational Foundation, marked for the Richard C. Sanders Endowment Scholarship for Industrial Systems Engineering students.

Dale F. Carbaugh

Dale Frederick Carbaugh, 41, of 9724 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown, and formerly of Antietam Furnace, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at his home.

Born Aug. 5, 1955, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Vivian Viola Stottlemyer Carbaugh of Hagerstown, and the late Frederick Rudolph Carbaugh.

He was employed in maintenance at Lake Forest Mall in Gaithersburg, Md., until 1993. He was previously employed with Stewart Sandwiches and with Valley Mall in Hagerstown.

He attended Antietam Church of God in Sharpsburg, where he occasionally played the piano.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one sister, Dinah M. Marshall of Antietam; one brother, Douglas R. Carbaugh of Hagerstown; two nieces; and two nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Richard A. Fox will officiate. Burial will be in Mount View Cemetery in Sharpsburg.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Thursday for the convenience of family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Antietam Church of God, P.O. Box 514, Sharpsburg, Md. 21782.

Edna C. Reichter

WILLIAMSPORT - Edna Catherine Reichter, 94, of 16505 Virginia Ave., died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport.

Born Nov. 4, 1902, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late E.E. and Annie Virginia Neikirk Reichter.

She was a homemaker.

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

She is survived by her sister, Ella R. Smith of Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Elizabeth Gross; and one brother, Charles A.M. Reichter.

Memorial donations may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, Md. 21795.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home in Williamsport.

David A. Brown

David A. Brown, 23, of 835 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 14, 1973, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Gary A. Brown Sr. of Hagerstown and Patricia Ann Feeley Brown of Hagerstown. He was the stepson of Donna J. Brown of Hagerstown.

He previously worked for Senate Masonry of Bethesda, Md.

In addition to his parents and stepmother, he is survived by his wife, Melissa M. Kloss Brown; one daughter, Heather A. Brown, at home; a half-brother, Gary A. Brown Jr. of Hagerstown; a stepbrother, Jason L. Shandoltz of Hagerstown; maternal grandmother, Doris J. Smith of Hopewell, Pa.; paternal grandmother, Jacqueline Williamson of Keedysville; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Melissa Brown, 835 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Howard F. Lehman

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Howard F. Lehman, 94, of 2075 Scotland Ave., and formerly of 2437 Scotland Road, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at Menno Haven, Chambersburg.

Born Nov. 29, 1902, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Eleonora Frey Lehman.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary E. Martin Lehman, in 1961.

He was a farmer and retired minister. He was minister of Shady Pine Mennonite Church, Willow Hill, Pa., for 21 years. He also was a custodian at Fannettsburg Elementary School, Fannettsburg, Pa.

He was a member of Chambersburg Mennonite Church, Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Martha N. Martin Lehman, whom he married on Oct. 20, 1962; four daughters, Martha Frey and Cora E. Lehman, both of Chambersburg, Eleonora Martin of Manheim, Pa., and Jean I. Hampton of New Providence, Pa.; one son, Lewis M. Lehman of Hagerstown; one sister, Rhoda F. Herr of Gettysburg, Pa.; 20 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jay L. Lehman; one sister; and four brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Chambersburg Mennonite Church, 1800 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Jerry Roth, Preston Frey and Chaplain Vernon Isner will officiate. Burial will be in Chambersburg Mennonite Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church Thursday.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Menno Haven Benevolent Fund, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Donald M. Leicht

KEEDYSVILLE - Services for Donald Melvin Leicht, 65, of 6455 Coffman Farms Road, who died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, will be today at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. James G. Kirk will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Keedysville.

Mary M. Bray

WILLIAMSPORT - Mary Miller Bray, 84, of 16505 Virginia Ave., and formerly of 220 Ridgley Road, Timonium, Md., died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 7, 1913, in Scranton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Maurice T. and Mary Ann Harris Miller.

Her husband, Henry G. Bray, died in 1996.

She was a 1935 graduate of Wellesley College.

She was a member of Towson Presbyterian Church.

She also was a member of Towson Golf and Country Club, and Wellesley College Alumni.

She is survived by two sons, Philip J. Bray of Hagerstown, and Henry G. Bray Jr. of Kingwood, Texas; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Theodore Miller.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson. The Rev. Thomas C. Willadsen will officiate. Burial will be in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes prior to the service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Evelyn M.P. Rouse

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Evelyn M. Parsons Rouse, 63, of 316 Boyd Ave., died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at her home.

Born Feb. 9, 1933, in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late James W. and Edna M. Braden Parsons.

She was supervisor of Martinsburg City Parking Authority, retiring in March 1995 after 22 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Amy J. Rouse of Martinsburg, and Penny M. Vann of Winchester, Va.; three sons, Mitchell J. Rouse, Timothy P. Rouse and Brian L. Rouse, all of Martinsburg; two brothers, Melvin J. Parsons and William D. Parsons, both of Weirton, W.Va.; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathleen M. Rouse.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Weirton.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Pikeside United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael G. Marsh will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1818, Memphis, Tenn. 38101.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

Enid L. Eshelman

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Enid Louise Eshelman, 78, of 546 S. Second St., died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at ManorCare Health Services in Chambersburg.

Born Sept. 5, 1918, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Preston L. and Mabel A. Richardson Eshelman.

She was a retired, self-employed music teacher in Chambersburg.

She was of the Pentecostal faith. She attended Assembly of God churches in the area and had perfect Sunday school attendance for 57 years. She sponsored several churches, the last of which was in Pino Suarez, Jalisco, Mexico, that was completed on Dec. 30, 1996.

She is survived by one niece.

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

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. George S. Mouer Sr. and the Rev. LeRoy W. Wiley will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg.

There will be no viewing.

It was her request that flowers be omitted. Memorial donations may be made to Bethel Assembly of God Church, Mission Fund, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.


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