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William F. Eppinger

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - William Frederick Eppinger, 72, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, March 1, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 4, 1924, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late William Harold and Gladys May Beeler Eppinger.

He attended Waterview School, Morgan County. 

He was employed as a welder and mechanic by U.S. Silica, Berkeley Springs, until his retirement in 1986 after 28 years of service.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Seaman Second Class.

He was a lifelong member of Highland United Methodist Church, Morgan County.

He also was a member of Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post 60, Berkeley Springs for more than 35 years; and the AARP.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Kathryn Louise Rankin Eppinger; one daughter, Carol Sue Eppinger Suker of Cascade; five sisters, Geraldine R. "Becky" Ruppenthal, Julia M. McBee, Ruth M. Miller, Helen J. Younker and Evelyn F. Stotler, all of Berkeley Springs; two brothers, Herbert L. Eppinger of Berkeley Springs and Philip B. Eppinger of Winchester, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Joyce Eppinger and one brother, Richard H. Eppinger.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Mary Gebe Stevens and the Rev. Hennis H. Fox will officiate. Burial, with full military graveside honors conducted by the Tri-State Honor Guard, will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral home will be open today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the convenience of friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Highland United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 5, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411 or to the Morgan County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 151, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Carolyn D. Grantham

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Carolyn Denise Grantham, 36, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Feb. 28, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Nov. 3, 1960, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of Elbie and Lucy Cooper Heath of Shepherdstown, W.Va.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness, Martinsburg.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Brian W. Grantham; one daughter, Barbara Denise Grantham at home; six sisters, Lisa M. Clinton and LaToya L. Heath, both of Shepherdstown, Eleanor E. Heath, Debra L. Heath and Ella R. Pineda, all of Martinsburg and Patricia K. Molina of Charles Town, W.Va., and three brothers, Tony D. Cooper of Pennsylvania, Carl F. Cooper and Elbie Heath Jr., both of Martinsburg.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. Elder William Shorts will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Louise L. Hall

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Louise LaBree Hall, 79, of Harpers Ferry, died Saturday, March 1, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Dec. 23, 1917, in Thief River Falls, Minn., she was the daughter of the late W. Jesse and Alice Carey LaBree.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert I. Hall, on May 5, 1975.

She was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Thief River Falls.

She was employed by the U.S. Military Traffic Management Command Office, Virginia, until her retirement after 38 years of service.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town, W.Va.

She also was a member of Shannondale Club, Ltd., the Women's Club of Shannondale and the AARP. She was a chapter member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. Bert Valdes will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peters Catholic Cemetery, Harpers Ferry.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home.

Rev. William W. Beale

The Rev. William Wentling Beale, 84, of 1146 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at Ravenwood Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 15, 1912, in Keyser, W.Va., he was the son of the late Albert L. and Myrtle F. Beale.

He was a 1930 graduate of Keyser High School. He was licensed to preach by the Methodist Church in 1939.

He was a 1945 graduate of Potomac State College. In 1947, he was awarded an A.B. degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W.Va. He received a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1951 from Westminster Theological Seminary in Westminster, Md.

In 1973, he received the Master of Sacred Theology degree from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.

He served as a pastor in the following West Virginia communities: Circleville, Headsville, Mount Clare, Buckhannon and Martinsburg. In Maryland, he served in Randallstown, LaPlata, Baltimore, Seat Pleasand and at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Hagerstown, where he retired in 1977.

He served six years at Union Chapel, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., following his retirement. He served actively on numerous district committees in the United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Phillips Beale, whom he married on March 1, 1930; one daughter, Helene M. Frazier of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. John H. Williams, district superintendent, the Rev. Al Clipp and the Rev. Marcus Earp 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.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 220 W. Burke St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; or Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Maggie E. Jarvis

Maggie E. Jarvis, 91, of 622 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, and formerly of Mentzer Gap Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 30, 1905, in Chactaw County, Miss., she was the daughter of the late William A. and Sarah K. Weatherall Draper.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.B. Jarvis, in 1965.

She was a member of Rock Hill Methodist Church, Pickens, Miss.

She is survived by one daughter, Nora M. Welch of Hagerstown; two sisters, Gladys Fowler and Ruth Haynes, both of Pickens; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown. The Rev. Victor Zuck will officiate.

Visitation will be at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Evelyn B. Hartle

Evelyn B. Hartle, 98, formerly of 310 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 1, 1997, at Reeders Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born Nov. 24, 1898, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Elias B. and Nettie Keiffer Hartle.

She was a 1921 graduate of Washington Sanitarium and Hospital, Takoma Park, Md.

She was a retired registered nurse. She spent most of her nursing career in the Washington, D.C., area.

She was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She is survived by two nephews, Donald Seibert of Baltimore and Calvert Hartle of Orlando, Fla.; and two friends, Jane Berlin of Hagerstown and Hazel Evans of Smithsburg, both of whom took care of her.

Services will be announced later by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Russel W. Godlove

Russel W. "John" Godlove, 84, of 9711 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown, died Friday, Feb. 28, 1997, at his home.

Born Jan. 23, 1913, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late James C. and Mary A. "Big Mom" Roach Godlove.

He was employed by Western Maryland Railway from 1930 to 1940. He then spent 38 years with the B&O Railroad in Brunswick, Md.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Hagerstown.

He was a member of B&O Veterans of Brunswick; Brunswick Eagles Aerie 1136; Moose Lodge 1582, Brunswick; and BPO Elks Lodge 378, Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Phyllis A. Fridinger Godlove; two sons, Larry E. Godlove of Williamsport and Gary W. Godlove of Hagerstown; one sister, Esther "Kate" Forcino of Hagerstown; two brothers, Roy "Ed" Godlove and Paul Godlove Rodgers, both of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mearl Williams, Violet Williams and Gladys "Dickie" Godlove; and four brothers, Fay Godlove, Windy Godlove, Guy Godlove and Boyd Godlove.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Raymond H. Shiver will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 216 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or to the charity of one's choice.

Estella N. Drawbaugh

Estella Nevada Drawbaugh, 99, formerly of 17414 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 1, 1997, at C.J. Senior Care, Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 10, 1897, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late Sheridan and Mary Price Benner.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Reno Wyand, in 1918; her second husband, I. Hall Wilson, in 1932; and her third husband, David Drawbaugh, in 1981.

She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

She is survived by a friend, Elaine Weaver of Clear Spring, who took care of her; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Reno Burham; one son, Robert Wilson; two sisters, Autella Showe and Margaret Muser; and five brothers, Elmer Benner, Bentley Benner, Earl Benner, Levy Benner and Ray Benner.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Victor Zuck will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Samuel E. Hammond

Samuel Edgar Hammond, 86, of 124 N. Cannon Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 7, 1910, in Downsville, he was the son of the late Christian A. and Mary Jane Marmaduke Hammond.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Ruth Hammond, in 1991.

He retired from Fairchild Aircraft.

He was a member of the U.A.W.

He is survived by two daughters, Judith Knight and Patricia Snyder, both of Hagerstown; one son, Thomas Hammond of Columbia, Md.; one brother, Charles Walter of Williamsport; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Nellie Guessford, Cora Cline and Mary Shatzer; and five brothers, Albert Hammond, Carl Hammond, Robert Hammond, Howard Hammond and Mick Hammond.

Services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

A. Fern Brown

A. Fern Brown, 71, of 502 Mitchell Ave., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 1997, at Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa, while visiting her daughter.

Born Jan. 9, 1926, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Jessie W. and Nannie L. Kline Martin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie C. Brown, in 1990.

Before retiring, she was employed by Janitorial Services.

She is survived by three daughters, Judith A. Hose and Brenda K. Gameson, both of Des Moines, and Rebecca L. Cable of Lusby, Md.; one son, Johnnie C. Brown Jr. of Hagerstown; three sisters, Elsie Wolfe of Allentown, Pa., Margaret Howlett and Pearle Cook, both of Hagerstown; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Sister Lucille Marquiss will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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

Howard W. Price

Howard W. Price, 84, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Friday, Feb. 28, 1997, at Reeders Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born Dec. 22, 1912, in Westminster, Md., he was the son of the late Charles W. and Hilda M. Oren Price.

For more than 40 years, he was employed by Victor Cushwa, first in Hagerstown and then in Williamsport.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church and the Busy Mens Bible Class.

He was a member of BPO Elks Lodge 378, Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Martha J. Lehman Price; one daughter, Pamela L. Mummert of Williamsport; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.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.

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

Frances M. LeMeilleur

FAIRPLAY - Frances M. LeMeilleur, 81, of Spielman Road, Fairplay, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1997, at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Born Aug. 20, 1915, in Paris, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Berdie Kilburn Collom.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Junior LeMeilleur.

She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses in Hagerstown.

She is survived by two daughters, JoAnne M. Eichelberger of Fairplay and Barbara Frances Hill of Austin, Texas; two sons, Charles David LeMeilleur of Ingram, Texas, and Raymond Scott LeMeilleur of Austin; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, David Allen LeMeilleur; and one sister, Hilda Elizabeth Collom.

A memorial service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Kingdom Hall, 30 Nottingham Road, Hagerstown.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Carl L. Eyler

SABILLASVILLE, Md. - Carl Lorraine "Butter" Eyler, 55, of Sabillasville, died Saturday, March 1, 1997, at his home.

Born March 23, 1941, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late George L. and Cleo Stevens Eyler.

He was a self-employed home improvement contractor for more than 25 years, operating C.L. Eyler Painting and Carpentry in Frederick County, Md.

He was an avid bowler, bowling for 20 years on the Friday Industrial League.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Phoebe Grove Eyler; stepmother, Mildred Pauline Eyler of Woodsboro, Md.; one son, Samuel Dean Smith of Frederick County; one stepdaughter, Doris Elizabeth Monath of Frederick; two brothers, Kenneth Eyler of Westminster, Md., and Gary Eyler of Frederick, Md.; one stepsister, Jeanette Eckard of Westminster; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Hartzler Funeral Home, 404 S. Main St., Woodsboro. The Rev. Maurice A. Arsenault will officiate.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick, Md. 21701.

Leigh-Ann Lewis

POTOMAC, Md. - Leigh-Ann Lewis, 34, of Potomac, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at her home.

Born July 23, 1962, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Jean and Charles Myers of Potomac and Roger and Mary Lewis of Inwood, W.Va.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Cornwallis Lane and Sulphur Spring Road, Inwood, W.Va. The Rev. Brian Shoda will be celebrant. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg, W.Va.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Jewish Community Hospice in Gaithersburg, Md.

Shirley E. Smith

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Shirley Earnest Smith, 59, of Harpers Ferry, died Saturday, March 1, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born June 15, 1937, in North Tazewell, Va., she was the daughter of the late Gaylord Thomas Earnest Sr. and Cora Lynch Earnest.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Givens Funeral Home, 110 Woodrum St., Pearisburg. The Rev. Bobby Perkins will officiate. Burial will be in Birch Lawn Cemetery, Pearisburg.

The family will receive friends at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and at Givens Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Wesley C. Whitmer

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Wesley Colville Whitmer, 91, of Shepherdstown, died Saturday, March 1, 1997, at his home.

Born Oct. 15, 1905, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Charles Wesley and Julia B. Ruse Whitmer.

A memorial service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, W.Va. The Rev. Alice Thornton will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown.

There will be no visitation.

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

Ronald L. Howell

HARRISONVILLE, Pa. - Ronald L. Howell, 53, of Harrisonville, died Saturday, March 1, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born June 17, 1943, in Big Cove Tannery, Pa., he was the son of Grace Fox Howell of Harrisonville and the late Hartford Howell.

He was a self-employed carpenter. He also was a sign painter.

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

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Susanne Bohrer of Warfordsburg, Pa.; two sons, Tony Howell of Hagerstown and Kelly Howell of Needmore, Pa.; five sisters, Dorothy Peck of McConnellsburg, Pa., Marie Stevens and Alice Myers, both of Chambersburg, Peggy Wagner of Harrisonville and Bonnie Mills of Greencastle, Pa.; one brother, Robert Howell of Chambersburg; and one grandson.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene, Harrisonville. The Rev. Dan Porterfield 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 one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Ruth C. Keefer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ruth C. Keefer, 93, a resident of Franklin County Nursing Home, and formerly of Marion, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 28, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born June 10, 1903, in Guilford Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Emma K. Stull.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Heidelberg United Church of Christ, Colorado Street, Marion. The Rev. John D. Bonebrake will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Marion.

Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Heidelberg United Church of Christ, Colorado Street, Marion, Pa. 17235.

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

Clarence L. Rotz

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Clarence L. Rotz, 77, of 13740 Rosenberry Drive, and formerly of 4744 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 28, 1997, at Penn Hall Nursing Center, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Feb. 12, 1920, in St. Thomas, he was the son of the late Roy J. and Mary Musselman Rotz.

He was employed for five years by Pennsylvania Department of Highways. For 12 years, he operated a farm on Lincoln Way West. He was last employed by Corning Glass Works, Greencastle, Pa., where he worked for more than 17 years. He retired in 1979 due to poor health.

He was a member of Brandt's Church of the Brethren of St. Thomas.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Heckman Rotz, whom he married on June 1, 1946; one daughter, Darlene R. Miley of St. Thomas; four sisters, Anna Dentler and Mabel Gearhart, both of Greencastle, Agnes Shatzer of Chambersburg, and Irene Newman of Centerline, Mich.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Wayne L. Rotz.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Brandt's Church of the Brethren, St. Thomas. The Rev. Rick E. Hostetter and the Rev. Charles R. Martin will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Brandt's Church Women's Work Group, Box 251, St. Thomas, Pa. 17252.

Phyllis R. Green

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Phyllis Rae Green, 60, of 619 Apple Drive, died Friday, Feb. 28, 1997, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Pa.

Born June 2, 1936, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of M. Louise Smith Fisher of Chambersburg and the late Joe W. Fisher.

Services will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Robert Heiser will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Library Fund of the Church of Christ, 971 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle, Pa. 17055.

Annie E. Beitzel

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Annie E. Beitzel, 99, of Menno-Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of 1120 Lincoln Way East, died Friday, Feb. 28, 1997, at Menno-Haven.

Born Nov. 27, 1897, in Cumberland County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James and Lucinda Miller Boyer.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle, Pa. The Rev. Linda James will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to Menno-Haven, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg.

Wilbur D. Moats

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Wilbur D. "Web" Moats, 63, of 11991 Mercersburg Road, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born Jan. 19, 1934, in Hancock, he was the son of the late John R. and Mary Ellen Miller Moats.

He worked for the former Fry Coal and Stone Company of Mercersburg, as a truck driver. He retired from Mack Trucks Inc. of Hagerstown in 1990, after 28 1/2 years of service as a truck driver. He also owned and operated Wilbur's Watches and Gifts for 18 years, which was located at his home.

He was a member of UAW Local 171 of Hagerstown, Harry Lackhove American Legion Post 517 of Mercersburg, Mercersburg Moose Lodge 1790, Mercersburg Sportsmans Association, Fulton County Sportsmans League, NRA, and Men of the Mountain of Fort Loudon, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy C. McLucas Moats, whom he married Sept. 22, 1961; three sisters, Imogene Mowen of Hagerstown, Mildred Burkett and Wilma Kennedy, both of Greencastle, Pa.; and one brother, John Moats of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Evangeline Johnson and Shirley Dreisbach; and one brother, Donald Moats.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Roy E. Brake Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Luther Ridge, 2735 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Charles W. Hoffman Jr.

Charles William Hoffman Jr., 73, of 13243 Fountain Head Road, Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at his home.

Born Dec. 25, 1923, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Charles William Hoffman Sr. and Louise Watson Moore.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Carol Hoffman, in 1963.

He was a graduate of Augusta Military Academy.

He was a decorated veteran who served in the U.S. Army, 42nd Calvary Armored Reconnaissance Division, during the World War II Pacific campaign.

He was a long-time owner and president of Hoffman Chevrolet Inc., until his retirement in 1993.

He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

He was a member of BPO Elks Lodge 378, Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion, Hagerstown Power Squadron and Marina Point Yacht Club.

He was past president and board member of Fountain Head Country Club, a past president and member of Washington County Auto Dealers Association and was active in the Washington County Soap Box Derby. He also provided vehicles for the Washington County Board of Education Driver Education Program. He was an avid boater and race car owner, sponsor and enthusiast.

He is survived by three daughters, Cynthia L. Hoffman, Carol H. Bond and Kristen L. Creek, all of Hagerstown; two sons, Charles William Hoffman III and Robert L. Hoffman, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Elizabeth H. Stalnaker of Virginia Beach, Va.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Kenneth J. Dorsch will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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 Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Elizabeth A. Malankowski

WILLIAMSPORT - Elizabeth Agnes Malankowski, 84, formerly of 271 Western Highway, Tappan, N.Y., died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at Williamsport Retirement Village.

Born Dec. 25, 1912, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John F. and Victoria Ptasinska Sikorski.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Anthony John Malankowski Sr., in 1996.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Tappan, where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society, Legion of Mary and the choir. She also was a member of Ladies of Charity.

She volunteered delivering Meals on Wheels and visited the ailing nuns at the Dominican Infirmary in Blauvelt, N.Y.

She is survived by four daughters, Virginia McFadden of Walden, N.Y., Gloria Weisz of Hagerstown, Alice Herrell of Portland, Ore., and Blanche Malankowski Smith of Oakland, Calif.; one son, Anthony J. Malankowski Jr. of Tappan; three sisters, Alice Pujdak of Old Bethpage, N.Y., Margaret Kuber of Brooklyn, and Clara Piasecki of Somerset, N.J.; two brothers, Thomas Sikorski of Scotch Plains, N.J., and John Sikorski of Pasadena, Md.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Tappan. The Rev. John Dwyer will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rockland Cemetery, Sparkhill, N.Y.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Moritz Funeral Home, 290 Route 303, Tappan.

Memorial donations may be made to Williamsport Retirement Village, 154 N. Artizan St., Williamsport, Md. 21795; or St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 32 E. Potomac St., Williamsport, Md. 21795.

Local arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Eleanor G. Wines

BOLIVAR, W.Va. - Eleanor Grace Wines, 54, of 1340 Washington St., died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at her home.

Born June 4, 1942, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of Harry Wesley Ott and Velma Butler Ott of Bolivar.

She was a graduate of Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) High School.

For many years, she was a child-care provider in her home.

She was a member of Bolivar International Pentecostal Church of Christ. She was a Sunday school teacher for more than 20 years.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Raymond "Gene" Wines; one daughter, Angela Hill of Kearneysville, W.Va.; four sisters, Nancy Palmer, Mary Harper and Darlene Ott, all of Bolivar, and Sharon Dockeney of Middleway, W.Va.; one brother, Rodney Ott of Tuscawilla Hills, W.Va.; and one granddaughter.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Bolivar International Pentecostal Church of Christ, Bolivar. The Rev. B.G. Turner, the Rev. Sam Miller and the Rev. Franklin Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, today and Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Bolivar International Pentecostal Church of Christ, Route 5, Box 1286, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. 25425.

Sally F.W.B. Wild

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Sally Frances Weakley Baker Wild, 83, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at Heartland Nursing Home, Martinsburg.

Born May 21, 1913, in Madison, Va., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Lula B. Gallehue Weakley.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles L. Baker Sr.

She retired from Eyerly's.

She was a member of Christ Reformed Church.

She was a member of Golden Rule Chapter 69 Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband, Julian L. Wild; two daughters, Betty L. Taylor and Mary Frances DeGrange, both of Martinsburg; one son, Charles L. Baker Jr. of Martinsburg; one stepdaughter, Betty Anne Bornstein; one stepson, Thomas A. Wild; two brothers, Harry A. Weakley of Martinsburg and Earl W. Weakley of Miami; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Willia B. Acree, Carrie Lee Hawkins, Savilla Painter and Rebecca Fulk; and one brother, Cornell Henry Weakley.

Services will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. Thomas E. Hartshorn and the Rev. Christopher D. Fowler will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

Scott J. Newton

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Scott John Newton, 67, of Falling Waters, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Jan. 29, 1930, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Scott and Anna Griffiton Newton.

He was a major in the Army National Guard before retiring after 41 years of service. He was a government management supervisor for the National Guard Bureau, Department of the Army.

He was a member of the Vienna Moose 1896 and American Legion Post 200.

He is survived by his wife, Deloris J. Geiger Newton; one daughter, Ilene O'Shell of Virginia; one son, Bruce Newton of Virginia; one stepdaughter, Desiri Earle of Maryland; one stepson, Todd Bruce of Virginia; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Lon Snelson will officiate. Burial will be held Wednesday, March 12, at 11 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Little Falls Presbyterian Church, Route 4, Box 329-FC, Falling Waters, W.Va. 25419.

Charles W. Evans

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Charles Walter Evans, 78, of 2589 Henry Road, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born May 1, 1918, in St. Thomas, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles F. and Elsie Brandt Evans.

He retired in 1983 from the former United Telephone Co.

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

He was a member of Mainsville United Brethren Church.

He is survived by his wife, Violet N. Black Evans; two daughters, Kay B. McKenrick of Shippensburg, Pa., and Barbara A. Brookens of Chambersburg; three sons, Kenneth E. Berrier of Blain, Pa., Stephen W. Evans of Chester, Vt., and Mark C. Evans of Chambersburg; three sisters, Genevieve L. Shearer, June L. Reese, and Glenda M. Hamilton, all of Shippensburg; one brother James J. Evans of Chambersburg; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Services will be Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., 112 W. King St., Shippensburg. The Rev. Robert L. Mentzer will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Greene Township, Pa.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Mainsville United Brethren Church, 1354 Mainsville Road, Shippensburg, Pa. 17257.

Wilbur D. Moats

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Wilbur D. "Web" Moats, 63, who died Sunday, March 2, 1997, resided at 11991 Mercersburg Road, Greencastle.

Catherine A. Arnsparger

Catherine A. Arnsparger, 86, of 39 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 23, 1911, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Vinton and Mary Elizabeth Hoover Harbaugh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley W. Arnsparger, in 1980.

She owned and operated Catherine's Beauty Salon and retired in 1994.

She was a member of Christ's Reformed Church U.C.C. and was very active in church work.

She is survived by two brothers, Paul E. Harbaugh and Lester V. Harbaugh, both of Hagerstown; one niece; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Roy W. Harbaugh.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Christ's Reformed Church U.C.C., 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Don R. Stevenson will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ's Reformed Church U.C.C., 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Nancy D. Erler

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Nancy D. Erler, 60, of 119 Crider Ave., died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at her home.

Born Oct. 23, 1936, in Monessen, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Earl E. and Genevieve M. Browneller Deutsch.

She was a 1954 graduate of West Newton High School, West Newton, Pa.

She was formerly employed as secretary to the treasurer by West Penn Power Co. in Cabin Hill, Pa. She also was formerly employed as secretary of placement service by Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

She was a member of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints, Chambersburg, Pa. She was a primary teacher at the church. She also was secretary of Stake Relief Society, a counselor in Chambersburg First Ward Relief Society Presidency, librarian of Chambersburg Ward and a counselor in Young Women's Organization.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth J. Erler, whom she married on May 3, 1958; five daughters, Jamie L. Bowers and Staci L. Rezler, both of Salt Lake City, Utah, Heidi L. Heil of Willard, Utah, Shannon R. Erler and Courtney S. Erler, both of Fayetteville, Pa.; three sons, Kevin B. Erler, Greg D. Erler and Mark R. Erler, all of Chambersburg; one sister, Dolores Moser of Uniontown, Pa.; one brother, Robert E. Deutsch of West Newton; and 18 grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 50 Ragged Edge Road, Chambersburg. Bishop Roger Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Quincy Cemetery, Quincy, Pa.

The family will receive friends at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and at the church Thursday one hour prior to the service.

Estella N. Drawbaugh

Estella Nevada Drawbaugh, 99, formerly of 17414 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 1, 1997, at C.J. Senior Care, Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 10, 1897, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late Sheridan and Mary Price Benner.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Reno Wyand, in 1918; her second husband, I. Hall Wilson, in 1932; and her third husband, David Drawbaugh, in 1981.

She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

She is survived by a friend, Elaine Weaver of Clear Spring, who took care of her; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Reno Burham; one son, Robert Wilson; two sisters, Autella Showe and Margaret Muser; and five brothers, Elmer Benner, Bentley Benner, Earl Benner, Levy Benner and Ray Benner.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Victor Zuck will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Ruth N. Brubaker

Ruth N. Brubaker, 70, of 13605 Kenneth St., Hagerstown, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at Williamsport Nursing Home, Williamsport.

Born March 29, 1926, in Scotland, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Elmer G. and Prudence Upperman Pensinger.

She was employed as a seamstress by the former Stanley Co. in Chambersburg. She then worked at the former Tastee Freeze, Greencastle, Pa., and the former Oaks Motel, Greencastle. She also worked for the pharmacy of Washington County Hospital making home deliveries and retired in 1981.

She was a member of Emmanuel Chapel, Smithsburg.

She is survived by her husband, Clifford P. Brubaker Sr., whom she married on April 13, 1951; two daughters, Patricia A. Burkett of Smithsburg and Judy K. Jones of Hagerstown; two sons, Clifford P. Brubaker Jr. of Chambersburg, Pa., and David L. Brubaker of Jacksonville, N.C.; one sister, Margarite Rachilla of Chambersburg; one brother, Grant Pensinger of Pikesville, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, one brother and one great-grandson.

Services will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Jonathan Laye will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

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

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


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