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Franca A. Lewis

WILLIAMSPORT - Franca Ann Lewis, 50, of 100 W. Potomac St., died Monday, March 3, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 17, 1946, in Rome, Italy, she was the daughter of Tina Moody of Sebastian, Fla., and the late Walter Moody.

She received an associate of arts degree in 1966 from Lock Haven State College.

She was employed as a reporter by The Herald-Mail Co. for almost 30 years. She previously was employed by the Washington County Board of Education, Hagerstown Cracker Barrel and WHAG TV.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Halfway.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sons, Adam W. Lewis of Hagerstown and John E. Lewis at home; and her fiance, Richard Herman of Williamsport.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. W. Gregory Martin will officiate. Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and at the conclusion of the service until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. on Thursday.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to Dream Come True, 1201 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Maxine L. Richesson

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Maxine L. Richesson, 82, of 5979 Buchanan Drive, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at Harrisburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Feb. 17, 1915, in Mercersburg, she was the daughter of the late Philip Bard and Hulda Edith Truax McAfee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth I. "Shorty" Richesson on Feb. 22, 1980.

She was a former employee of the Mercersburg Dress Factory. She was last employed as an office clerk by the former Lowengart Co. of Mercersburg.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mercersburg, where she was a member of Hoch's Bible Class, United Methodist Women and was an honorary member of the church administrative board.

She was a life member and former president of the ladies auxiliary of Clarence Armstrong VFW Post 6241, Mercersburg. She enjoyed bowling and gardening.

She is survived by one son, the Rev. Rodney I. Richesson of Dover, Pa.; one brother, P. Bard McAfee of Mercersburg; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one son, Larry L. Richesson; one sister, Wilda Miller; and two brothers, Gerald E. McAfee and Thomas I. McAfee.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Samuel L. Sheffler will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, and one hour prior to the services on Friday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 11 N. Fayette St., Mercersburg, Pa. 17236; or to the American Heart Association, Franklin/Fulton Division, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Mildred F. Leo

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Mildred F. Leo, 73, of R.D. 2, died Monday, March 3, 1997, in Franklin County, Pa.

She was born April 18, 1923, in Ashville, Tenn.

Her husband, Robert J. Leo, also died on March 3, 1997.

She was employed as a telephone operator and cafeteria worker in Prince George's County, Md.

She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, McConnellsburg, where she had been a member of the choir.

She also was a member of the auxiliary of McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co.; McConnellsburg Quilt Club; and Chambersburg Quilt Club. She was a 17-year volunteer for the American Red Cross.

She is survived by two daughters, Lora Tanner of Bowie, Md., and Carolyn Leo Huff of California, Md.; one sister, Alice Boyce of Venice, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert D. Leo, in 1985.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ. The Rev. Barron Barley will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Scholarship Fund of St. Paul United Church of Christ, McConnellsburg; or Hoffman Home, c/o St. Paul United Church of Christ, McConnellsburg.

Josiah T. Hastings

Josiah T. Hastings, 60, of West Side Avenue, Hagerstown, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at his home.

Born May 27, 1936, in Big Pool, he was the son of Evelyn V. Smith Hastings of Big Pool and the late Clarence H. Hastings.

He was a 1954 graduate of Clear Spring High School.

He was employed by Callas Contractors, Hagerstown.

He was a member of Mt. Calvary Church of God, Clear Spring.

He also was a member of Morgan County Saddle Club.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Palmer Hastings; three daughters, Betty Pfaff and Evelyn Gladhill, both of Hagerstown and Patti Divelbliss of Clear Spring; two sons, Wayne Hastings of Big Pool and Michael Hastings of Hagerstown; one brother, James Hastings Sr. of Hancock; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by twin sons, James Hastings and John Hastings; and a half brother, Jack Presgraves.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Church of God. Pastor Robert E. Timmons will officiate.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Elva F. Jackson

CHESTNUT HILL, W.Va. - Elva Frances Jackson, 73, of Chestnut Hill, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Aug. 17, 1923, in Page County, Va., she was the daughter of Esta Mae Taylor Rickard of Charles Town, W.Va., and the late Charles Abram Rickard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Junior Jackson, on March 13, 1990.

She was a member of Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Diana M. Cook of Chestnut Hill; three sons, Charles W. Jackson and Robert T. Jackson, both of Chestnut Hill, and James A. Jackson of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two sisters, Helen V. Harder of Blair, W.Va., and Lenis M. Martin of Charles Town; two brothers, Charles J. Rickard of Shannondale, W.Va., and Daniel E. Rickard of Martinsburg; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Ronald L. Jackson, and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church. The Rev. Henry L. Fisher and the Rev. B.G. Turner will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

Robert J. Leo

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Robert J. Leo, 77, of R.D. 2, died Monday, March 3, 1997, in Franklin County, Pa.

Born Feb. 29, 1920, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Laura Stosser Leo.

His wife, Mildred Polston Leo, also died on March 3, 1997.

He was employed as an accountant by the Department of State in the Agency for International Development.

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

He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, McConnellsburg.

He also was a member of McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co.; VFW, McConnellsburg; McConnellsburg American Legion; Chambersburg Stamp Club; and was a Sunday school teacher. He was a volunteer with the Red Cross.

He is survived by two daughters, Lora Tanner of Bowie, Md., and Carolyn Leo Huff of California, Md.; one brother, Donald Leo of McConnellsburg; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert D. Leo, in 1985.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ, McConnellsburg. The Rev. Barron Barley will officiate. Burial, with graveside military services by Fulton County Honor Guard, will be in Union Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ Scholarship Fund; or to Hoffman Home, c/o St. Paul United Church of Christ.

Elizabeth M. K. Bowers

PURCELLVILLE, Va. - Elizabeth Mae Kelbaugh Bowers, 67, of 11332 Russell Road, Purcellville, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at the home of her mother, Anna Coulter Kelbaugh, of Weaverton, Md.

Born Feb. 3, 1930, in Yarrowsburg, she was the daughter of Anna Coulter Kelbaugh and the late George N. Kelbaugh.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Floyd C. Baker; and by her second husband, Joseph Bowers.

She was a retired waitress.

She was a member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Brownsville.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Kandi Baker of Myakka, Fla.; one son, Clifton Baker of Purcellville; two brothers, Larry Kelbaugh of Weaverton and Frank Kelbaugh of Brownsville; and two grandsons.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lorraine Kelbaugh Hardy, and one brother, Sherman Kelbaugh.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Brownsville Church of the Brethren. The Rev. R. Thomas Fralin Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Old Brethren Cemetery, Brownsville.

Friends will be received today and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, Md. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohersville Road, Brownsville, Md. 21715.

Martha M. Myers

LEMASTERS, Pa. - Martha M. Myers, 85, of 4773 Lemar Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1997, at her home.

Born Feb. 21, 1912, in Shippensburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William Clark and Martha Mae Cope Martin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene G. Myers, on March 2, 1982.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Lemasters.

She was a member of Farm Women's Group 5 of Lemasters and Mercersburg, Pa. She was a former member of Order of Amaranth and Order of Eastern Star.

She is survived by one son, Aaron Clark "AC" Myers of Lemasters; one sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Moore of Hagerstown; and two grandsons, Erick S. Myers of Baltimore and Duane S. Myers of Lemasters.

She was preceded in death by a twin sister, Mary C. Guyer; one other sister; and four brothers.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul's United Church of Christ. The Rev. Douglas N. Hodges and the Rev. Martin Rudolph will officiate. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in Spring Grove Cemetery, Lemasters.

There will be no viewing or visitation. The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 105, Lemasters, Pa. 17231.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg.

Clifford E. May Sr.

SMITHSBURG - Clifford E. May Sr., 86, of Fritz Lane, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born in Peoria, Ill., he was the son of the late Jacob and Lena Stiner May.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Loretta Husky May, in 1961.

He was employed by the Rock Island Railroad and Frick Co., Waynesboro, Pa.

He was a member of Welty Church of the Brethren, Greensburg, Md.

He is survived by his wife, Isabel A. Garnand Fritz May; three daughters, Virginia Kelly, Lorene Frazer, and Becky Scott, all of East Moline, Ill.; one son, Clifford E. May Jr. of East Moline; three stepdaughters, Dorothy Martin of Smithsburg, and Shirley Harne and Susan Cline, both of Hagerstown; four stepsons, Robert Fritz of Clear Spring, David Fritz of Waynesboro, Richard Fritz of Smithsburg and Winston Fritz of Hancock; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Larry May.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. The Rev. Dean Mouk will officiate. Burial will be in Welty Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to Welty Church of the Brethren, 13465 Greensburg Road, Smithsburg, Md. 21783.

Clifton E. Haines

RANSON, W.Va. - Clifton Eugene Haines, 69, of Ranson, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Dec. 18, 1927, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late George William and Katherine B. Ritter Haines.

He was employed by Hampton Homes Construction Co., Charles Town, W.Va., where he was manager of their laundromats. He had been employed by Halltown Paperboard Co., Halltown, W.Va., and Shenandoah Lanes Bowling Alley, Charles Town.

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

He was a member of Engle United Methodist Church, Engle, W.Va.

He also was a member of Moose Lodge 948, Charles Town. He was past secretary of Upper Shenandoah Valley Bowlers Association.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Iona C. Fraley Haines; two daughters, LaVern L. Armel of Ranson and Deborah J. Wilson of Charles Town; two sons, Donald E. Haines of Ranson and William N. Haines of Charles Town; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Melvin H. Haines.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor Michael Withem will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

Edward J. Rider

Edward Joseph Rider, 77, of 19917 Sheridan Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born April 22, 1919, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Joseph S. and Theresa E. Miltenberger Rider.

He was employed by Nabisco, retiring in 1981 after 40 years of service.

He served in the armed forces during World War II and the Korean War.

He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Hagerstown.

He also was a member of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion, Hagerstown; 40-8 Voitur 164, Cumberland, Md.; Knights of Columbus Pangborn Chapter, Hagerstown; and BPO Elks Lodge 378, Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen "Bettie" Rider; one daughter, Mary Ellen Rider of Bristol, Tenn.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Edna E. Close.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Cumberland. The Rev. Ed Manalis will be celebrant. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Cumberland.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The family also will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann's Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Carl B. Hummel Jr.

Carl Bernhard Hummel Jr., 19, of 11135 Lakeside Drive, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 12, 1977, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of Carl B. Hummel Sr. and the stepson of Beverly Kay Hummel, of Hagerstown.

He was a former student at Marshall Street Education Center.

In addition to his father and stepmother, he is survived by one sister, Dawn Michele Hummel at home; one stepbrother, Robert Allen Hartwick of Hancock; paternal grandparents, William and Barbara Hummel of Hagerstown; maternal stepgrandparents, Donald and Veriee Weller of Hancock; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Burial will be in Glen Haven Cemetery, Glen Burnie, Md.

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

Evelyn B. Hartle

BOONSBORO - A memorial service for Evelyn B. Hartle, 98, of Reeder Memorial Home, Boonsboro, and formerly of 310 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, will be held Wednesday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at Reeder Memorial Home, Boonsboro. The Rev. Royce Simpson will officiate.

Allen Tosten

CLEAR SPRING - Allen Tosten, 73, of 14103 Fairview Road, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 29, 1923, in Kasiesville, Pa., he was the son of the late Allen C. and Carrie Rock Tosten.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl V. Smith Tosten, on Sept. 3, 1992.

He was a former employee of Hagerstown Rubber Co. and Ressiner Manufacturing Co., both of Hagerstown. He was last employed as a truck driver by Craig Paving, Hagerstown. He retired in 1990.

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

He attended Maple Grove Church of God, Mercersburg, Pa.

He hunted.

He is survived by one daughter, Vonnie Crider of Fayetteville, Pa.; one son, David M. Tosten of Hagerstown; two sisters, Janet Chaney and Mary Trumpower, both of Clear Spring; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Levena Trumpower.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, Pa. The Rev. Billy L. Clark and the Rev. Marlin Mauk will officiate. Burial will be in Welsh Run Brethren Cemetery, Welsh Run, Pa.

There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Paul W. Burger

QUINCY, Pa. - Paul W. Burger, 85, of Bossler Hall, Quincy United Methodist Home, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Jan. 3, 1912, in Quincy, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Ella Whitmore Burger.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther E. Main Burger, whom he married in August, 1938.

He was a 1931 graduate of Waynesboro High School. He graduated from Western Maryland University in 1935, receiving his bachelor of science degree in English and social studies. He received his master's degree in 1936 from Columbia University, New York City.

He was employed as a teacher in Quincy Township schools and later in the Waynesboro school district. Prior to retiring in 1974, he taught in Washington County schools.

He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Waynesboro.

He also was a member of Acacia Lodge 586, Free and Accepted Masons, Waynesboro; Maryland and National Retired Teachers associations and the National Education Association.

He is survived by one son, Stephen P. Burger of Edmonds, Wash.; three grandchildren; and cousins.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Chaplain C. Albert Guyer will officiate. Burial will be in Price's Church Cemetery, near Waynesboro.

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

James L. Michael Sr.

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - James Leroy Michael Sr., 59, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.

Born Dec. 8, 1937, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert Darwin and Carrie Delores Weber Michael.

He was a 1955 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School.

He formerly worked at Funk's Feed Store, Hancock. He worked for Potomac Edison for 38 years, retiring in 1996 as a corporate billing analyst.

He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. He attended Calvary United Methodist Church, Great Cacapon, W.Va., where he was a trustee and a Sunday school teacher for many years.

He was a Boy Scout Leader in the late 1960s and 1970s. 

He had been president of the Morgan County Planning Commission; was a member of AARP; was past master and past secretary of Deford Lodge 88 A.F.&A.M., Berkeley Springs; was past venerable master of the Martinsburg Lodge of Perfection; knight commander of the Court of Honor, Martinsburg Scottish Rite Consistory; and assistant to the treasurer of the Grand Lodge of West Virginia.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary Jane Hofe Michael; one daughter, Pamela G. Gloyd of Berkeley Springs; three sons, James L. "Mike" Michael Jr. and Jeffrey B. Michael, both of Berkeley Springs and Gregory A. Michael of Sterling, Va.; four sisters, Ruby Kerns and Hilda Cole, both of Berkeley Springs, and Beatrice Davis and Lois Hamilton, both of Warren, Ohio; one brother, Robert D. Michael of Martinsburg; six grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. Pastor Roger E. Burtner will officiate. Burial, with masonic graveside rites by Deford Lodge 88 A.F.&A.M., will be in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery. Master masons will assemble at the lodge hall at 1 p.m. Friday.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Morgan County Chapter, American Red Cross, 404 S. Green St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411; or to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, P.O. Box 779, Minneapolis, Minn. 55440-0779.

Helen M. Etter

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Helen M. Etter, 69, of 1925 Salem Road, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at University Hospital, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Born Aug. 22, 1927, in Greene Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank L. and Bessie Bollinger Etter.

She was a 1949 graduate of Penn State University, State College, Pa.

She was employed by Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pa., retiring after 22 years.

A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, she served during the Korean War.

She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Chambersburg, where she was a member of Willing Workers Sunday School Class.

She also was a member of the church bowling team.

She was a volunteer at the Chambersburg YMCA.

She is survived by her close friend and housekeeper, Linda Wiltbank of South Mountain, Pa., and cousins.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, 2115 Salem Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Mark A. Hagy will officiate. Burial will be in the Salem Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Viewing will be held Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., or Salem United Methodist Church, 2115 Salem Road, both of Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Edward L. Hunter

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Edward L. Hunter, 80, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at Heartland Nursing Home.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Ray Roberson will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church Building Fund, 549 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Naomi T. McCusker

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Naomi T. McCusker, 72, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Robert S. Hill Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

City Hospital volunteers will meet 30 minutes prior to the service on Saturday.

The casket will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library, 101 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Carlton W. Lewis Sr.

FREDERICK, Md. - Carlton W. Lewis Sr., 69, of 7958 McKaig Road, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 23, 1927, in Crellin, Md., he was the son of the late Harold T. and Mary Frances Wilt Lewis.

He retired as a first lieutenant from the Maryland State Police. He also retired from EG&G.

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

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy J. Lewis; three daughters, Carla J. Lewis of Frederick, Jeanne K. Lewis of New Windsor, Md., and Krista L. Appleby of Panama; two sons, Carlton W. Lewis Jr. of Hagerstown and William S. Lewis of Walkersville, Md.; one sister, Louise Hoffman of Cresaptown, Md.; and six grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held privately at a later date.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Leasure-Stein Funeral Home, Cumberland.

Marie E. Breeden

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Marie Elner Breeden, 67, of Charles Town, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. Keith Nickle will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Jefferson Memorial Hospital, 300 S. Preston St., Ranson, W.Va. 25438.

Mildred H. McCleary

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mildred H. McCleary, 86, of Menno Haven, Chambersburg, and formerly of 48 Warm Spring Road, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at the nursing home.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Neal O. Hively will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Chambersburg.

There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 9 to 10 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 26 Commerce St., or Menno Haven, 2075 Scotland Ave., both of Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Charles D. Farner

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Charles D. Farner, 73, of Black Gap Road, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at his home.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Mark A. Hagy will officiate. Burial, with military graveside services conducted by members of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599, VFW, will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Scotland United Methodist Church, Scotland, Pa. 17245.

James A. McCurdy

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - James A. McCurdy, 77, of 2045 Leafmore Road, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at his home.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Warren Heintzelman and the Rev. Daniel Kelchner will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Social Services, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Barbara F. Margolin

ATLANTA - Barbara F. Margolin, 76, of Atlanta, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Services will be held Thursday at J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home, Chattanooga, Tenn. Burial will be in the Bnai Zion Cemetery, Chattanooga.

Local arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Ralph L. Beard Jr.

Ralph L. Beard Jr., 73, of 124 Wayside Ave., Hagerstown, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 5, 1924, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Ralph L. and Charlotte K. May Beard.

He was a 24-year employee of Mack Trucks Inc., retiring in 1986.

He was a 50-year member of Otterbein United Methodist Church. He also was a member of the Busy Men's Bible Class.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine Palmer Beard; one son, Ralph L. Beard III of Marlowe, W.Va.; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

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

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

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to Otterbien United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Hazel L. Watson

Hazel L. Watson, 74, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 13, 1922, in Wolfsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Calvin E. and Ada Alice Lizer Kline.

She was employed as a nurse's aide by Western Maryland Hospital, Hagerstown, retiring in 1992 after 30 years.

She was a member of Christ Fellowship Assembly of God Church, Hagerstown.

She is survived by one daughter, Beverly Scibinico of Elkton, Md.; one son, Garry Watson of Winchester, Va.; one sister, Ruth Flehing of Missouri; one brother, Charles "Lindy" Kline of Smithsburg; and four grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville, Md. The Rev. Arnold Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Cemetery, Wolfsville.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Fellowship Assembly of God, 17544 York Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Madeline B. Smith

MAUGANSVILLE - Madeline B. Smith, 83, of Village Mill Drive and formerly of East Main Street, Hancock, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 8, 1913, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Pleasant Clevenger.

Her husband, Harry D. "Tim" Smith, died in 1988.

She was formerly employed by Jacob Brothers in Hancock for 30 years, where she was an inspector and time keeper.

She was a member of Hancock United Methodist Church in Hancock.

She also was a member of Dixon Troxell Post 211 American Legion Auxiliary in Funkstown.

She is survived by three nieces, Gloria Bohrer of Hagerstown, Delores Yost of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and LaVerne Weller of Germantown, Md.; and one nephew, Warren Robey of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lillian Baker, Marguerite Robey and Jessaline Mort.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The Rev. Robert G. Brennan Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas' Episcopal Cemetery in Hancock.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home which, for the convenience of friends, will be open from 2 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hancock United Methodist Church, 168 W. Main St., Hancock, Md. 21750.

Floyd E. Gatrell

SHARPSBURG - Floyd E. "Buck" Gatrell, 72, of 5828 Sharpsburg Pike, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 9, 1924, in Sharpsburg, he was the son of the late John H. Gatrell and Nannie Lee Writt Gatrell.

He formerly was employed by Western Maryland Railway in Hagerstown as a mason. He retired in 1981 from the National Park Service as chief of maintenance at Antietam National Battlefield.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Marine Corps. He saw action in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and received the Purple Heart for a wound received at Iwo Jima.

He was a life member of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ in Sharpsburg.

He was a life member of Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Co. and a member of Antietam Post 236 American Legion in Sharpsburg, Fourth Marine Division Association and AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Doris J. Getridge Gatrell, whom he married July 27, 1947; three daughters, Linda K. Burker, Diana L. Nave and Brenda L. Webber, all of Sharpsburg; one brother, Fred D. Gatrell of Jefferson, Md.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Sharpsburg. The Rev. John P. Silassy and the Rev. Gary Getridge will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Sharpsburg.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. Friends also may call at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made to Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, 117 W. Main St., Sharpsburg, Md. 21782.

Robert E. Harshman

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Robert E. Harshman, 73, of 14501 Molly Pitcher Highway South, Greencastle, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.

Born July 20, 1923, in Franklin County Pa., he was the son of the late Aaron and Margaret Hartman Harshman.

He was a retired self-employed truck driver and had been a farmer.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in World War II. He received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart in the D-Day invasion.

He attended Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church near Waynesboro, Pa., and was a member of the Kingdom Builders Sunday School Class.

He was a member of the National AARP.

He is survived by his wife Beulah B. Berger Harshman, whom he married Nov. 26, 1942; one daughter Dianne Kline of Greencastle; one son, Robert E. Harshman Jr. of Grand Blanc, Mich.; two brothers, Alvin "Short" Harshman of Greencastle and Richard Harshman of Chambersburg; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen A. Harshman.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. James Sollenberger will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Rhoda E. Benedict

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Rhoda Evangeline Benedict, 76, of 812 Anthony Highway, Waynesboro, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at her home.

Born Dec. 3, 1920, near Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Irvin P. and Minnie Good Benedict.

She was employed at Waynesboro Knitting Mill and also worked at Waynesboro Hospital in the Laboratory Department.

She was a member of the Antietam District Prices Church.

She is survived by three sisters, Clara L. Benedict and Alice I. Benedict, both of Waynesboro, and Elva F. Benedict of Modesto, Calif.; four brothers, Welty F. Benedict of Greencastle, Pa., D. Marion Benedict of Waynesboro, Harlan G. Benedict of New Franklin, Pa., and Willis P. Benedict of Lapel, Ind.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother in 1912.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Antietam District Prices Church in Washington Township by the home brethren. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, in Quincy, Pa.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Martha M. Schroyer

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Martha Marie Schroyer, 84, of Monument Road, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at Northampton Manor in Frederick, Md.

Born Sept. 18, 1912, near Wolfsville, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ammie Himes Lewis.

Her husband, Harvey D. Schroyer Sr., died in 1988.

She was a member of Pleasant Walk United Methodist Church for more than 60 years, and was a Sunday school teacher and superintendent of the Sunday school for many years.

She was an honorary member of Myersville Volunteer Fire Co. and a member of the Senior Citizens of Myersville.

She is survived by one daughter, Gay Ann Harper of Myersville; two sons, Roger L. Schroyer and Harvey D. Schroyer Jr., both of Myersville; one brother, Roscoe Lewis of Myersville; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Cora Hays and Carrie Michael; and six brothers, Gaither Lewis, Harrison Lewis, Leon Lewis, Lester Lewis, Earl Lewis and Rufus Lewis.

Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Pleasant Walk United Methodist Church in Pleasant Walk, Md. The Rev. Nancy L. Green will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Walk United Methodist Cemetery Fund, c/o Sharon Schroyer, 11749 Pleasant Walk Road, Myersville, Md. 21773.

Robert R. Jones

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Robert Roscoe Jones, 75, of 117 West B St., died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Brownsville, Md. The Rev. R. Thomas Fralin Jr. and the Rev. Daniel Spiker will officiate. Burial will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. Brunswick Lodge 191 A.F. & A.M. will conduct a memorial service Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick, Md. 21701.

Conrad K. Snyder

TANEYTOWN, Md. - Conrad Kohler Snyder, 66, of 4280 Taneytown Road, Taneytown, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at Carroll County General Hospital in Westminster, Md.

Born March 16, 1930, in Chewsville, he was the son of Charles U. Snyder of Hagerstown and the late Dorothy L. Bachtell Snyder.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth O. Snyder, on Aug. 16, 1996.

He was employed by the Maryland State Police as a state trooper, retiring in 1979 after 25 years.

A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Navy for nine years.

He was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville.

In addition to his father, he is survived by two nieces, Linda English of Smithsburg and Donna Wieland of Williamsport; four nephews, Richard Floyd of Jefferson, Md., Dennis Hill of Hagerstown, Michael Zimmerman of Slidell, La., and Fred Purnell Jr. of Frederick, Md.; great-nieces and great-nephews; one great-great-niece; and one great-great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce Caravetta.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. The Rev. John W. Schildt will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service Monday. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or to the charity of one's choice.

Howard S. McKenzie

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Howard S. McKenzie, 90, a resident of Menno-Haven in Chambersburg, and formerly of Marion, Pa., died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 6, 1906, in Marion, he was the son of the late Harry S. and Ella Sellers McKenzie.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie M. Statler McKenzie, on May 24, 1976.

He retired after 40 years of service from Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown. He was a farmer earlier in life.

He was a life-long member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church near Marion where he served on the church council.

He was a former member of Marion Volunteer Fire Co. and a member of Jr. O.U.A.M. of Marion.

He is survived by one son, Howard E. McKenzie of Montgomery, Ala.; one brother, Chester McKenzie of Chambersburg, Pa.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Dennis S. McKenzie; one sister, Ada Cole; and one brother, Leslie McKenzie.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, Pa. The Rev. Warren Heintzelman will officiate. Burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 159 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Silvio Troiano

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Silvio Troiano, 68, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.


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