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James A. Boyd

James Arthur Boyd, 77, of 1021 Hamilton Blvd., Hagerstown, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at his home.

Born March 21, 1919, in Mt. Pleasant, Md., he was the son of the late Henry Boyd and Viola Jackson Boyd Chase.

He attended Frederick County schools.

He retired from the U.S. Department of Energy and was formerly employed by Fort Detrick, Md.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Army. 

He received the Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star Medal, American Theater Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon and World War II Victory Ribbon.

He was a member of Wayman A.M.E. Church, Walkersville, Md. He was on the usher board, trustees board, financial committee, parsonage committee and choir.

He was a member of Western Maryland Bowling League.

He is survived by his wife, Mabel L. Boyd; two daughters, Sylvia Bell and Sharon Eaves, both of Hagerstown; two sons, Don Boyd of Walkersville and Anthony Bell of Hagerstown; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Wayman A.M.E. Church, Walkersville. Pastor Christine A. Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Wayman A.M.E. Church Cemetery.

Friends may call at Watson's Funeral Home, 24 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown, today from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church Tuesday one hour prior to the service.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Wayman A.M.E. Church, Building Fund, 8245 Water Street Road, Walkersville, Md. 21793.

Lonnie M.S. Strole

Lonnie May Shilling Strole, 94, of 9869 Crossfield Road, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at her home.

Born May 1, 1902, in Barnesville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Richard Alonzo and Minnie Ida Lee Kline Rice.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Francis Shilling, in 1964; and her second husband, John Vernon Strole Sr., in 1983.

She was owner and operator of Lonnie's Restaurant on Frederick Street for 20 years.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church for 50 years.

She was a life member of Ladies Auxiliary North American Rod and Gun Club. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW of Waynesboro, Pa.

She is survived by two daughters, Edna Katherine White of Hagerstown and Dorothy Ruth Ernde of Marlowe, W.Va.; one stepson, John Vernon Strole Jr. of Fallston, Md.; one sister, Haven Elizabeth Hoffman of Chewsville; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandson; and several step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Charles E. Shilling and Francis L. Shilling; two sisters, Edna Murray Holland and Marietta R. Souders; and one brother, J. Russell Rice.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen O. Robison and the Rev. Raymond H. Shriver will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Edmond E. Jackson

Edmond E. Jackson, 70, formerly of 510 N. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 26, 1926, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John E. and Nellie V. Shoemaker Jackson.

He was a retired electronic repairman.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.

He is survived by three brothers, Wilfred C. Jackson and Silas S. Jackson, both of Hagerstown, and John C. Jackson of Greencastle, Pa.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Viola M. Davis.

Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. David L. Coblentz will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Rose M. Barnes

Rose M. Barnes, 88, formerly of 222 Norway Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Feb. 22, 1909, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Mary E. Smith Wellinger.

She was a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church, Hagerstown.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda M. Barnes of Baltimore and Christine E. Bingaman of Mt. Airy, Md.; one sister, Lena Frush of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Hagerman and Rhae Myers; and one brother, James Wellinger.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Jacquelyn S. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Francis E. Brewer

Francis Edward Brewer, 70, of Crystal Falls Road, Hagerstown, and formerly of Emmitsburg, Md., died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at his home.

Born Oct. 24, 1926, in Orrtanna, Pa., he was the son of the late Edward Jacob and Anna Sprankle Brewer.

He retired as manager of the housekeeping department at Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg. At the time of his death, he was working part time in the post office of the college.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg.

He was a life member of American Legion Francis X. Elder Post 121, Emmitsburg; an honorary life member of Knights of Columbus Brute Council 1860, Emmitsburg; life member of VFW Post 6658, Emmitsburg; member of AMVETS Post 172, Fairfield, Pa.; and member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 1758, Waynesboro, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Snyder Brewer; five children, Darlene Anderson of Petersburg, Alaska, Judy Stillrich of Frederick, Edward Brewer Sr. of Hanover, Pa., Terry Brewer of Hagerstown and Timothy Brewer of Waynesboro; one sister, Margaret Ann Warthen of Emmitsburg; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, John Brewer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at Mount St. Mary's College Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Emmitsburg. The Rev. Carl J. Fives will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rocky Hill Cemetery, Woodsboro, Md.

The family will meet at Skiles Funeral Home, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the chapel.

Friends may call at funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., where a Christian wake will be at 8 p.m.

Russell L. Long

BOONSBORO - Russell Lewis Long, 71, of 205 St. Paul St., died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at his home.

Born Sept. 4, 1925, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Elmer C. and Lillian E. Seipler Long.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris E. Meyer Long, in 1992.

He retired from Western Maryland Railway.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Navy.

He attended Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, Boonsboro.

He was a member of Boonsboro Fire and Ambulance Club; Boonsboro American Legion Clopper-Michael Post 10; Western Maryland Railroad Old Timers Club; and AARP.

He is survived by three daughters, Marsha K. Long, Wilma J. Long and Donna M. Morin, all of Hagerstown; two stepdaughters, Regina D. Baker of Middletown, Md., and Cynthia D. Mark of Boonsboro; one stepson, Reginald A. Michael Jr. of Boonsboro; one sister, Pauline V. Losh of Hagerstown; four brothers, James A. Long and Thomas F. Long, both of Boonsboro, Robert L. Long of Hagerstown, and Richard L. Long of Martinsburg, W.Va.; six granddaughters; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer C. Long Jr. and Francis E. Long, and one grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro. The Rev. John W. Zsittnik will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends at Douglas L. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, today from 7 to 9 p.m. 

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro, Md. 21713; or Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Lee F. Ifert

BOONSBORO - Lee Franklin Ifert, 87, a resident of Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home, and formerly of Middletown, Md., died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 15, 1909, in Middletown, Md., he was the son of the late Ira D. and Zora Lighter Ifert.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Barbara Crum Ifert, in 1967.

He was a 1929 graduate of Middletown High School.

He was a retired animal caretaker at Fort Detrick, Md.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Middletown.

He was a life member of Middletown Volunteer Fire Co. and had served as treasurer for many years.

He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Bish of Pittsburgh and Carol Seibert of Hagerstown; two sons, Gene Ifert of Manassas, Va., and Kenneth Ifert of Middletown; five sisters, Mildred Ahalt of Hanover, Pa., Miriam Guyton of Taneytown, Md., Doris Beachley, Virginia House and Ruth Ellen Burrier, all of Middletown; three brothers, Merhle Ifert and Page Ifert, both of Middletown, and David Ifert of Jefferson, Md.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Slifer; and one brother, Charles Ifert.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown. The Rev. Donald L. Turley will officiate. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.

The family will receive friends at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown, today from 7 to 9 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home today at any time. Friends also may call at the church Tuesday one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Memorial Funds, P.O. Box 306, Middletown, Md. 21769.

W. Carlos Myers

BRUNSWICK, Md. - W. Carlos Myers, 79, of 116 Central Ave., died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born Jan. 26, 1918, in Brunswick, he was the son of the late Joseph William and Maude Ella Moore Myers.

He was a 1935 graduate of Brunswick High School and a graduate of Strayer College in Washington, D.C.

After college, he worked for Sen. John Funk, then in Brunswick Town office as assistant clerk, then in the Foreign Securities Administration in Frederick. From 1940 to 1946, he worked as a civilian with the Adjutant General's office. 

In 1983, he retired as head of operations and director with the Bank of Brunswick after 37 years of service.

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

He was a member and past master of Brunswick Lodge No. 191 A.F.&A.M. He was a former member and past president of Brunswick Lions Club. 

He was former president and secretary of Brunswick Community Chest. He served on Brunswick's first Industrial Development Commission and the original Planning and Zoning Board.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Frye Myers; one son, William C. Myers Jr. of Frederick; and two grandsons, Bradley H. Myers and Clayton S. Myers, both of Frederick.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. 

The Rev. Robert A. McCullough will officiate. Burial will be in Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Brunswick, Md. 21716; or American Heart Association, Frederick County Chapter, 125 E. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. 21701.

Josephine L.M. Mullineaux

MT. AIRY, Md. - Josephine Louise Margre Mullineaux, 87, of Mt. Airy, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at Ravenwood Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born Dec. 27, 1909, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie Pino Margre.

She was employed as a supervisor by Glen Burnie Department of Motor Vehicle Administration and retired after more than 30 years.

She enjoyed reading and traveling.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Stanley Brooks Mullineaux; one son, Harry F. Collins of Warminster, Pa.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two nephews.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 E. Ridgeville Blvd., Mt. Airy. The Rev. Michael Ruane will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Mt. Airy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ravenwood Nursing Home, 1183 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Antonio Gomes

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pastor Antonio "Tony" Gomes, 40, of 803 Tower Drive, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Nov. 26, 1956, in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal, he was the son of Antonio D. Gomes of Taunton, Mass., and the late Maria Dubreira Gomes.

He was a graduate of Taunton High School in Taunton and Washington Bible College in Lanham, Md.

He served with Pocket Testament League and Global Outreach Ministries as a missionary pastor in Portugal.

He was a member of Calvary Bible Church near Greencastle.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Jelena Baker Gomes, whom he married on April 2, 1983; one daughter, Emily April Gomes, at home; one son, Daniel Joseph Gomes, at home; one sister, Lassellette Silva of Taunton; and two brothers, Alvaro Gomes and Nelson Gomes, both of Taunton.

A memorial service will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Calvary Bible Church, 3845 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle. The Rev. Glen A. Miller and the Rev. Jeffrey W. Watson will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Portugal Ministry of Steve and Pat Mosely Team, P.O. Box 969, Wheaton, Ill. 60189-0969.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle.

Clara E. Mellott

NEEDMORE, Pa. - Clara Esther Mellott, 94, of Route 1, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at Extended Care Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born Sept. 2, 1902, in Sipes Mill, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Simon Daniels and Bertha Mellott Daniels.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Mellott, in 1951.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene, Harrisonville, Pa.

She is survived by two daughters, Goldie King of Chambersburg and Jean Swindell of Needmore; three sons, Simon A. Mellott of Chambersburg, William Mellott of Waynesboro, Pa., and Robert E. Mellott of Needmore; two sisters, Ethel Stevens of Chambersburg and Thelma Pettingill of Florida; two brothers, Ira Daniels of Needmore and L.D. Daniels of Chambersburg; 22 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, one son and two grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene, Harrisonville. The Rev. Dan Porterfield and the Rev. William Swope will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., Harrisonville, Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. and at the church Wednesday one hour prior to the service.

John G. Amsley

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - John G. "Bucky" Amsley, 84, of 4329 Charlestown Road, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at his home.

Born Dec. 22, 1912, in Mercersburg, he was the son of the late Ray and Emma Straley Amsley.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Briggs Amsley, in 1989.

In his early life, he was employed by Lloyd Rockwell Logging. He later worked for the former Mercersburg Tannery for 26 years and for a few years at Grove Worldwide. He retired in 1966 after 10 years of service for the Tuscarora School District.

He attended First Pentecostal Assembly of God Church of Mercersburg.

He enjoyed woodworking.

He is survived by three daughters, Betty Bard of Chambersburg, Pa., Donna Shindle of Berlin, Md., and Phyllis Clever of Mercersburg; one son, Larry L. Amsley of Fort Loudon, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Clarence W. Dehart Jr. and the Rev. Willis I. Murray will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg. 

There will be no viewing, however, the family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to MMPW Ambulance Club, 132 N. Main St., Mercersburg, Pa. 17236.

Kathleen B.B. Byron

SARASOTA, Fla. - Kathleen Bitner Basehoar Byron, 92, a resident of Plymouth Harbor Nursing Home, and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Feb. 7, 1905, in Greencastle, she was the daughter of the late Hal and Florence Fletcher Bitner.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. C.E. Basehoar; and second husband, James W. Byron.

She was owner for 37 years of the former Little Shop in Chambersburg, Pa.

She was a former member of Greencastle Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by three stepchildren, W. McClellan "Mac" Byron of Sebring, Fla., James Byron of Alabama, and Jean Terrentine of Fairfax, Va.; one sister, Martha B. Wolfinger of Greencastle; one niece; and three nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Louise B. Whitton; and one brother, L.H. Fletcher Bitner.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle. The Rev. Rawley Boone will officiate. 

There will be no viewing.

Local arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle.

Florence E. Theimer

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Florence E. Theimer, 77, a resident of Piney Mountain, and formerly of 4573 Coontown Road, Chambersburg, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at Piney Mountain.

Born June 22, 1919, in Kaukauna, Wis., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ella Krebser Schmitt.

A memorial mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Daniel F. Lawler will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Kaukauna.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Leukemia Society of America, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 298 S. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, Pa. 17109-9916.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

John M. Long

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - John M. Long, 71, of 13281 Mentzer Gap Road, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Feb. 8, 1926, near Thurmont, Md., he was the son of the late Franklin M. and Carrie Grabill Long.

He attended Creagerstown, Md., schools.

He operated a dairy farm from 1959 to 1962 in Poolesville, Md., and then owned and operated a farm in Jefferson, Md., from 1962 through 1966.

Prior to retiring in 1975, he owned and operated a dairy farm in Ringgold. Following his retirement, he owned and trained race horses mostly in West Virginia at Charles Town Race Track and did some blacksmith work.

He attended St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Creagerstown.

He was a member of West Virginia Racing Commission, Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, and Western Maryland Jousting Club Inc.

He is survived by three daughters, Lola M. Bittner of Rouzerville, Pa., Betty Irene Long of Finksburg, Md., and Carol Ann Wantz of Ranson, W.Va.; two sons, Celius M. Long of Charles Town and Johnnie M. Long of Vinton, La.; four sisters, Shirley Claybaugh of Rocky Ridge, Md., Catherine Culler of Golfport, Fla., Virginia Ann Fleming of Woodbine, Md., and Naomi L. Cassaday of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Robert B. Long of Thurmont; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a companion, Ethel Mae Green of Waynesboro; one aunt; one uncle; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, James K. Long.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Janet I. Comings will officiate. Burial will be in Creagerstown Cemetery, Creagerstown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Creagerstown, 8619 Black's Mill Road, Thurmont, Md. 21788.

Nellie R. Canby

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Nellie Ray Canby, 84, of Hedgesville, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 25, 1912, in Hedgesville, she was the daughter of the late Elzie G. and Vallie Mae Tedrick Wood.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Independent Bible Church, Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg. The Rev. Mark Johnson and the Rev. Curt Lowry will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg, today from 7 to 9 p.m. Friends may call at the church Tuesday one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; or Independent Bible Church, Building Fund, Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; or Panhandle Home Health Care, 1161-2 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Doris L. Pitzer

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Doris L. Pitzer, 80, of Hedgesville, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Jan. 11, 1917, in Hedgesville, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice Slaughter Vermiyea.

Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Hedgesville Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Ruth H. Bearden

Ruth H. Bearden, 77, of 17217 Cloverleaf Road, Hagerstown, and formerly of Senoia, Ga., died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at her home.

She was born March 24, 1919, in Fayette County, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Bearden, in 1987.

She retired from Southern Bell in Atlanta after 32 years.

She was a member of the Methodist Church, Senoia.

She is survived by one daughter, Elaine Evans and son-in-law, Dexter Evans Sr. of Hagerstown, with whom she resided; one sister, Claire Loyd of Jonesboro, Ga.; two grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Senoia City Cemetery, Senoia.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and at Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home Inc., 180 Jeff Davis, Fayetteville, Ga., Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1150 17th St., Northwest, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036. 

Charles A. Long

Charles A. Long, 91, formerly of 136 Ray St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born Nov. 29, 1905, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Abraham and Lula E. Nalley Long.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Marks Long, in 1983.

He retired from Columbia Gas Co.

He was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

He is survived by one sister, Mildred L. Yates of Hagerstown; two nieces; and one nephew.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dennis L. Upton will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday 30 minutes prior to the service.

Louella E. Snook

Louella Evers Snook, 84, of 234 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at Colton Villa Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born Aug. 10, 1912, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late David W. and Susanna Strike Strike.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Snook Sr., in 1983.

She was retired from Maryland Ribbon Co. and also had been employed by Fairchild Aircraft.

She was a charter member of Grace United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Constance Moore of Smithsburg and Gwen Snook of Hagerstown; one son, Charles W. Snook Jr. of Clear Spring; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Ira Strike.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown. The Rev. Darryl C. Zoller will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Church and Winter streets, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Edmond E. Jackson

Edmond E. Jackson, 70, formerly of 510 N. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 26, 1926, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John E. and Nellie V. Shoemaker Jackson.

He was a retired electronic repairman.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.

He is survived by three brothers, Wilfred C. Jackson and Silas S. Jackson, both of Hagerstown, and John C. Jackson of Greencastle, Pa.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Viola M. Davis.

Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. David L. Coblentz will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mabel V. Acker

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mabel V. Acker, 78, of 1510 Siloam Road, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born May 25, 1918, in Maple Grove, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles C. and Bessie G. Stepler Shields.

She was employed by the former Tracy Fashions in Chambersburg for 26 years, retiring in 1980. During World War II, she worked for five years at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard in Baltimore.

She was a member of King Street United Brethren Church, Chambersburg.

She was a member of Chambersburg Chapter of Independent Ladies Garment Worker's Union, and was the organization's president for several years. She was a former chairwoman of her shop at the former Tracy Fashions. She helped at Toy Mission in Chambersburg. She bowled in a league with coworkers at Tracy Fashions.

She enjoyed gardening, traveling and hunting wild mushrooms.

She is survived by her husband, Glen O. Acker, whom she married on Aug. 22, 1936; one son, Larry G. Acker of St. Thomas, Pa.; one sister, Florence Furry of Chambersburg; three granddaughters, Sheree L. Smith and Caroline R. Lensbower, both of Chambersburg, and Lori A. Jones of Athens, Ala., all of whom she raised; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.

Services will be Thursday 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. Burial will be in Upper Strasburg Methodist Cemetery, Upper Strasburg, Pa.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Chambersburg Toy Mission, P.O. Box 137, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Charles F. Smith

Charles F. "Peachie" Smith, 60, of 946 St. Clair St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 24, 1936, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Catherine V. Rife Smith.

He retired from McClearly and Earley Construction Co. of Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Vera M. Whitmore Smith; one daughter, Justina M. Oden of Smithsburg; two sons, Charles F. Smith Jr. and Robert E. Smith, both of Hagerstown; two sisters, Delores Buhrman of Chambersburg, Pa., and Beverly Oyler of Hagerstown; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. John W. Schildt will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Carol L. Rose

Carol Lynne Rose, 51, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born July 12, 1945, in Ironton, Ohio, she was the daughter of Raymond and Patricia Adams Bailey of South Point, Ohio.

She was a graduate of South Point High School. She received a degree from Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va.

She was associated with Chesapeake Interlink in Owings Mills, Md., as a certified public accountant and a computer instructor.

She was of the Methodist faith.

She was a member of Association of CPAs in West Virginia and Maryland.

She was a blood and bone marrow donor.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister, Janet E. Bailey of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; one brother, Raymond C. Bailey of South Point; one niece; and one nephew.

A memorial service will be held today at 4 p.m. at New Street United Methodist Church, Shepherdstown, W.Va. The Rev. Keith Keidel will officiate. Burial will be private.

There will be no visitation.

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

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Frederick E. Baker

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Frederick Edward Baker, 76, of Greencastle, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Jan. 27, 1921, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Andrew Baker and Goldie Kidweller Baker.

He retired from Fairchild Industries, Hagerstown.

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

He was a member of Lanes Run Church of God, Clear Spring.

He was known for his restoration of antique Victrolas and owned and operated Baker's Antiques.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys I. Tosten Baker; three daughters, Pat G. Eyler of Shepherdstown, W.Va., Linda M. Schmidt of Burbank, Calif., and Dianna M. Burton of Clear Spring; two sons, William Baker of Chambersburg, Pa., and Frederick Baker of Clear Spring; one sister, Goldie Bowman of Hagerstown; one brother, Gus Baker of Clear Spring; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Carl Harpers and Donald Mullin will officiate. Burial will be in Welsh Run Cemetery, Greencastle. Military graveside honors will be conducted by Clear Spring American Legion Post 202.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from noon until the 2 p.m. service.

Betty L. Spring

GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - Betty L. Spring, 68, of Great Cacapon, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born April 14, 1928, in Great Cacapon, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harvey W. and Laura A. Rockwell Kidwell.

She attended Great Cacapon public schools.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Great Cacapon.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Warren Harding Spring; one son, Wayne Keith Spring of Great Cacapon; one brother, Earl Kidwell of Bakerton, W.Va.; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Odessa Farris; and one brother, Lester Kidwell.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon. Pastor Roger E. Burtner will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; or Calvary United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Great Cacapon, W.Va. 25422.

Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs.

Elio Vecellio

BOLIVAR, W.Va. - Elio Vecellio, 84, of Bolivar, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at his home.

Born Nov. 18, 1912, in Pleasant Valley, Pa., he was the son of the late Arcangela and Virginio Pais Vecellio.

He spent his early childhood in Auronzo, Italy, and returned to the United States at age of 18.

He retired from bridge construction. He worked in the Bolivar/Harpers Ferry, W.Va., area with Monty Brothers, building piers for the Shenandoah River Bridge in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

He attended the International Pentecostal Church of Bolivar.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel M. Mellott Vecellio; one daughter, Mary Linda Foltz of Sterling, Va.; one brother, Reno Vecellio of Italy; two grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Gracia; one brother, Arnoldo; and one grandson.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, 114 Mildred St., Ranson, W.Va. The Rev. B. Guilford Turner will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg, W.Va.

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

The family suggests memorial donations be made to International Pentecostal Church of Bolivar, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. 25425.

Rachel S. Brish

Rachel Stottlemyer Brish, 87, formerly of 28 E. Magnolia Ave., Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport.

Born April 29, 1909, near Thurmont, Md., she was the daughter of the late Emory F. and Mary Rae Kelbaugh Stottlemyer.

She graduated from Thurmont High School and studied at Bryant and Stratton Business College in Baltimore. She studied voice at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore and at Hood College, Frederick, Md.

She was a contralto soloist and choir member at Zion Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ. She sang at weddings, conventions and special programs.

She was a member and past president of Treble Clef Club; and a life member of National Federation of Music Clubs. She was a member of the board of directors of the Baltimore Civic Opera Association and Hagerstown Community Concerts.

She served several terms on the consistory of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church. She was on the board of directors of Hagerstown Salvation Army for 26 years. A member of Washington County chapter of the American Red Cross, she received the Beulah Myers Service Award for 25 years of volunteer leadership. She was a former member of Women's Club of Hagerstown.

She and her husband made extended visits to India, sponsored by the Ford Foundation, and to Nigeria, sponsored by the U.S. Information Service.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. William M. Brish; three daughters, Marianne B. Evett of Cleveland, Margaret B. Wagner of Hagerstown and Marcia B. Shenk of Silver Spring, Md.; two brothers, John Stottlemyer of Cascade and Paul Stottlemyer of Washington, D.C.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Zion Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Jack D. Cook will officiate. Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Zion Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or Alzheimers Association of Western Maryland, 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Ruth A.M. Hartman

QUINCY, Pa. - Ruth A. McCartin Hartman, 82, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 8303 Sheffield Manor Blvd., Waynesboro, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Dec. 6, 1914, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mammie Miller McCartin. She moved to Mont Alto, Pa., as a child to live with Edward and Margaret Wile, who raised her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel C. Hartman, in 1962.

She attended Quincy schools.

In her early life, she was employed by Waynesboro Hospital in the housekeeping department. She was then employed by South Mountain Restoration Center in the dietary department, retiring in 1962.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Mont Alto, adult Sunday school class and Ladies Aide Society.

She is survived by three daughters, Margaret R. Baer of Mont Alto, Ardeth Jean Hirth of Elyria, Ohio, and Beverly M. Fessler of Waynesboro; one son, Vernon C. "Pete" Hartman of Rouzerville, Pa.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two nieces.

She was preceded in death by one son, Charles Edward "Eddie" Hartman; one brother, Robert McCartin; and one half-sister, Evelyn Cline.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. C. Albert Guyer and the Rev. Robert L. Basom will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Mont Alto.

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

Lola R. Price

LITTLE ORLEANS, Md. - Lola Rosalie Price, 93, of Orleans Road, N.E., died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 26, 1903, in Little Orleans, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Mattie Brady Creek.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John O. Price, in 1976.

She had been employed as a seamstress by the former Jacobs Brothers in Hancock.

She was of the Presbyterian faith.

She is survived by five daughters, Clara Stahle of Hanover, Pa., Mary Creek, Loretta McCusker and Geneva Diehl, all of Hancock, and Elton Walls of Hagerstown; six sons, Elmer Price and Lester Price, both of Little Orleans, Clifton Price of Baltimore, Lee Price of Mt. Airy, Md., John Price of Hagerstown and Homer Price of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; 34 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The Rev. William Garey will officiate. Burial will be in Piney Plains United Methodist Cemetery, Little Orleans.

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

Lula Butler

Lula Butler, 91, of Hagerstown, and formerly of 800 Motter Ave., Frederick, Md., died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at Colton Villa Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 9, 1906, in Thurmont, Md., she was the daughter of the late Anderson and Betty Strine Eicholtz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Butler.

She is survived by one nephew, Darreyl H. Potterfield of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, twin sister Lillian Potterfield, Ada Hoffman and Grace Liday; and four brothers, Calvin Eicholtz, Elmer Eicholtz, John Eicholtz and Raymond Eicholtz.

Services will be Wednesday at noon at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. J. Norman Mayer will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Woodsboro, Md.

Visitation will be at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the service Wednesday.

John R. Carlin Jr.

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Master Sgt. John R. Carlin Jr., 51, of Falling Waters, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at his home.

Born March 2, 1945, in Baltimore, he was the son of John R. Carlin Sr. of Ocala, Fla., and Ruth Meekins Fridinger of Fayetteville, Pa.; and the stepson of Margaret Carlin of Ocala.

He served as a master sergeant with the Maryland National Guard 729th Forward Support Battalion. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Martinsburg, W.Va.

He was a member of American Legion Post 211, Funkstown; VFW Post 160, Glen Burnie, Md.; and Council 1169 Knights of Columbus, Martinsburg, W.Va.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Lanzi Carlin; two daughters, Dawn Marie Carlin and Jennifer Lynn Carlin, both at home; two sons, Sgt. Scott Michael Carlin Sr. of Martinsburg and Jonathan Morgan Carlin, at home; two sisters, Joyce A. Camp of Millersville, Md., and Deborah A. Maiste of Baltimore; two stepsisters, Margaret Crooks and Roxanne Norris, both of Baltimore; two stepbrothers, Jeffrey Fridinger of Baltimore and Dr. Frederick Fridinger of Atlanta; and three grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 219 S. Queen St., Martinsburg. The Rev. John V. DiBacco Jr. will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.. A vigil service will be held at 8 p.m.

The family suggest memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Rose M. Barnes

Rose M. Barnes, 88, formerly of 222 Norway Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Feb. 22, 1909, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Mary E. Smith Wellinger.

She was a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church, Hagerstown.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda M. Barnes of Baltimore and Christine E. Bingaman of Mt. Airy, Md.; one sister, Lena Frush of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Hagerman and Rhae Myers; and one brother, James Wellinger.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Jacquelyn S. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m.


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