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Mildred E. Morrison

Mildred Elizabeth Morrison, 74, of 340 S. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 10, 1923, in Cape Giradeau, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Silas and Ora Olive McLaughlin Neal.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Morrison, in 1963.

She was a finger print technician for the FBI in Washington, D.C. She also was a sales clerk for Brentano's Book Store, and the Bo Beep Shop in Wheaton, Md.

She was of the United Methodist faith.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Spradlin of Hagerstown; three sons, John Morrison of Wheaton, Steve Morrison of Seattle and William Morrison of Missouri; three sisters, Dorothy Powers of Springfield, Mo., Alice Irelan of St. Charles, Mo., and Gladys Ham of St. Clair, Mo.; one brother, Harry Neal of Missouri; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Neal and Jerry Neal.

Memorial services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Don C. Evason will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

Willard A. Oney Jr.

Willard Arthur Oney Jr., 71, of 13630 Donnybrook Drive, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born Nov. 14, 1925, in Carter City, Ky., he was the son of Freda Williams Wilson Oney Chaney of Wilmington, Ohio, and the late Willard A. Oney Sr.

He was employed as manager of industrial engineering by Mack Trucks, retiring in 1983.

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

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

He also was a member of Knights of Columbus; VFW; BPO Elks 378; the Mack Management Club; and the American Institute of Industrial Engineers.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Lois E. Mohney Oney; two daughters, Roberta Kay Oney of Hagerstown and Janine M. Fouke of Bluffton, S.C.; four sons, Willard A. Oney III of Princess Anne, Md., Forrest R. Oney of Kearneysville, W.Va., Phillip V. Oney and Kurt D. Oney, both of Waynesboro, Pa.; four sisters, Helen E. King of Hudson, Fla., Clara Jean Carolus of Silver City, N.M., Betty J. Adam and Verrena F. Gilliam, both of New Vienna, Ohio; two brothers, William "Buck" Oney of Hudson and Dr. A. Clyde Wilson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Roberta J. Oney.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. George A. Limmer will be celebrant. Burial, with military honors conducted by VFW 1936, will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Prayers will be recited at 6:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, 324 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or the American Parkinson Association, Western Maryland Chapter, 10109 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Lula E. Toms

BOONSBORO - Lula E. Toms, 76, of Reeders Memorial Home, Boonsboro, and formerly of Crystal Falls Drive, Boonsboro, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 3, 1920, in Wythe County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Marco M. and Perlina E. Waddle Whisman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Toms, in 1987.

She is survived by four daughters, Mary Young of Myersville, Md., Freida Forrest of Boonsboro, Peggy Parham of Williamsport, Pa., and Diane Deihl of Dover, Del.; three sons, Albert Kitts Jr. of Emmitsburg, Md., Cecil Reed of Boonsboro and Terry Reed of Hagerstown; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. The Rev. Royce L. Simpson will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Bethel Cemetery, Foxville, Md.

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

David C. Summers Jr.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - David C. "D.J." Summers Jr., 19, of 426 Hykes Road, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Washington County Hospital, as a result of an automobile accident.

Born March 13, 1977, in Hagerstown, he was the son of David C. Summers Sr. and Darlene Coburn Summers of Greencastle.

He was a 1995 graduate of Greencastle Antrim High School. He also was a graduate of Franklin County Vo-Tech, Chambersburg, Pa., in auto body work.

He was employed by Hoffman Transport, Greencastle, as a loader. He was previously employed by Hershey Auto Machine in Marion, Pa.

In his early life, he attended the Antrim Assembly of God Church, Greencastle.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, canoeing and fixing up cars.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Dawn L. Cornett of Greencastle; maternal grandmother, Bethel Coburn of Greencastle; paternal grandmother, Carrie Summers of College Park, Md.; aunts, uncles, cousins; and his girlfriend, Michelle Stoner of Greencastle.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church, 525 E. Leitersburg St., Greencastle. Pastor Walter G. Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Diane K. Williams

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Diane Kelley Williams, 56, of 94 W. Main St., Apt. 3G, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at her home.

Born Aug. 4, 1940, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of Gail E. Mullican Kelley of Rockville, Md., and the late Paul C. Kelley.

She was a 1958 graduate of Richard Montgomery High School.

She had been a full-time minister since April 1979.

She was a member of the Zullinger Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Frank V. Williams, whom she married July 7, 1958; four daughters, Karen L. Kipe, of Waynesboro, Yvonne C. Posey of Waynesboro, Va., Allyson M. Williams of Queens, N.Y., and Renee L. Williams of New Mexico; one sister, Jeanette Seymore of Damascus, Md.; one brother, Cordell Kelley of Baltimore; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-granddaughter.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro.

Fred C. Carbaugh

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Fred C. Carbaugh, 90, of 8020 Buchanan Trail West, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at his home.

Born March 14, 1906, in Claylick, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Lilly Belle Rhubeck Carbaugh.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Viva Little Carbaugh, on Oct. 25, 1990. They were married on March 14, 1927.

He was employed as a superintendent of construction by the former Earley and Sons Construction Co., Hagerstown, retiring in 1957. In 1960, he opened the Midway Restaurant of Mercersburg, which he operated for 10 years. He operated a saw filing business at his home.

He was a member of Kasiesville Bible Church, Kasiesville, Pa.

He was a former member of the Tuscarora School Board.

He is survived by three daughters, Annabelle Zimmerman and Romona Reeder, both of Mercersburg, and Betty Carbaugh of Philadelphia; one son, Robert R. Carbaugh of Mercersburg; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Arnold Martin, the Rev. Norris E. Sword and the Rev. James A. Dodge will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Friends may call Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Singleton Luttrell

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Singleton Luttrell, 94, of Knott Nursing Home, Charles Town, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Nov. 1, 1902, in Delaplane, Va., he was the son of the late Hugh Montgomery and Eliza Atlanta Singleton Luttrell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Bailey Luttrell, on March 19, 1980.

He owned and operated a landscaping business in Charles Town. He also had been employed by Fairchild Industries, Hagerstown.

He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Charles Town.

He also was a member of the American Rose Society.

He is survived by one niece, Jane Morison of Gaithersburg, Md., and one great-niece, Julie O. Nelson of Alexandria, Va.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Marie S. Luttrell; and one brother, Hugh M. Luttrell.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town. The Rev. James Chambly will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

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

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

Florence H. Gibby

SOUTHBURY, Conn. - Florence Hardwell Gibby, 82, of Southbury, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at East Hill Woods retirement community, Southbury.

Born in 1914 in Detroit, she was the daughter of the late O.R. Hardwell and Frances McGill Hardwell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Gibby, in 1983.

She was a 1932 graduate of St. Margaret's School, Waterbury, Conn., and a 1936 graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.

She was a social worker in Hagerstown, Buffalo, N.Y., and Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, N.J.

She is survived by one daughter, Frances Roberts of Sharon, Conn.; and one son, William M. Gibby of Califon, N.J.

Services will be Wednesday, March 19, at 11 a.m. at Christ Church, Short Hills, N.J. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass. 01075; or St. Margaret-McTernan School, Waterbury, Conn. 06708.

Mary B. Cottrill

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Mary Bell Cottrill, 77, of Douglasville and formerly of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, in Georgia.

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

She was a former member of The Order of Eastern Star, Rebecca Lodge.

She is survived by two sons, Danny H. Kline of Villa Rica, Ga., and Melvin Douglas King of Hagerstown; and three grandchildren, Daniel Kline, Ellen Kline and Catherine Kline.

Services will be held at Rest Haven Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

Arrangements are by The Cremation Society of the South.

John B. Stenger

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John Brooks Stenger, 74, of 975 Stoneybridge Drive, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at his home.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church of McConnellsburg, Pa. The Rev. H. Lyle Duffey will officiate. Burial, with military services by Fulton County Honor Guard, will be in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg.

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

Walter L. Bussard

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Walter Leon Bussard, 91, of 204 Plum Tree Court, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at Shenandoah Nursing Home, Ranson, W.Va.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

John S. Madore

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - John S. Madore, 87, of State College, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Centre Community Hospital.

Services will be private. The Rev. Donald Shover will officiate. Burial will be in Centre County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 109 McAllister St., State College, Pa. 16801.

Brian S. McDougald

GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. - Brian Sean McDougald, 21, of Route 1, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, in Arden, W.Va., as a result of an automobile accident.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1050 Lovelace Way, Martinsburg, W.Va. Bishop Michael P. Lee will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town, W.Va.

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

Alice C. King

WILLIAMSPORT - Alice Catherine King, 53, of 16838 Tammany Manor Road, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at her home.

Born Dec. 4, 1943, in Hagerstown, she was the adopted daughter of the late Preston Victor and Alice Lynn Spreacker. She was the daughter of the late Herbert Herall and Thelma E. Herall Moore.

She was a homemaker.

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

She also was a member of AARP and International Fan Club of Billy Crash Craddock.

She is survived by her husband, Estel Q. King of Williamsport; two daughters, Lourie L. King of Williamsport and Paula D. King of Clear Spring; one sister, Dorothy V. Schroyer of Hagerstown; five brothers, Leroy Herall and Thomas Herall, both of Hagerstown, Frank Herall of Omaha, Neb., Robert Herall of St. Lucie, Fla., and Paul Spreacker of Glengary, W.Va.; six grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Janice V. Hutzell.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Clear Spring. The Rev. Richard Yates and Paul Spreacker will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from 1 to 9 p.m.

Charles H. Snyder

Charles Howard Snyder, 88, of 651 Marion St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born June 17, 1908, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Samuel A. and Mable M. Staubs Snyder.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah M. Snyder, in June 1993.

He was employed by Fairchild Aircraft for 32 years, retiring in 1972.

He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God, where he was head usher.

He is survived by two sons, Richard E. Snyder of Williamsport and Robert E. Snyder of Fremont, Calif.; one sister, Bertha Mae Dayhoff of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Harold Snyder.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Steven S. McCullough and Pastor Arvel J. Barrett will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations may be made to Bethel Assembly of God, 515 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

David L. Johnson

David Lee Johnson, 66, of 348 Nottingham Road, Hagerstown, and a resident of Western Maryland Hospital Center, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 19, 1930, in Asheboro, N.C., he was the son of the late Albert P. and Mary Lou Bunn Johnson.

He retired from H.B. Mellott Estates.

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

He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Temple.

He is survived by his wife, Janice S. Johnson; one daughter, Betty Ann Johnson of North Carolina; one son, David L. Johnson Jr. of North Carolina; and nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Ed Hampton will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Mary B. Cottrill

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Mary Bell Cottrill, 77, of Douglasville, and formerly of Hagerstown, who died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, in Georgia, was born in Washington County. She was the daughter of the late Julian R. and Ethel Putnam Santmyers.

John L. Boublitz

WILLIAMSPORT - Judge John Louis Boublitz, 83, of Williamsport, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at Flagler Hospital East, St. Augustine, Fla.

He was a retired Maryland District Court judge. He was a former attorney for the City of Hagerstown. He was admitted to the Bar 60 years ago.

He was a member of Haven Lutheran Church, Hagerstown.

He was a member of American Legion Post 42; Elks Lodge 378; Fountain Head Country Club; Washington County Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association; and Torch Club. He was past president of the Civitans. He was a former member of Hagerstown Chamber of Commerce. He also was a former chairman of Washington County Planning and Zoning Commission.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel Lubin Boublitz; two daughters, Sharon Munday of Bon Aire, Va., and Kathleen Amos of Hagerstown; one sister, Margaret Phillips of Raleigh, N.C.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services will be Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m. at Haven Lutheran Church.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Arrangements are by Craig Funeral Home, 1475 Old Dixie Highway, St. Augustine.

Mary V. Shipley

Mary Virginia Shipley, 87, of 104 Devonshire Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 16, 1909, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Clarence A. and Evelyn Newkirk Linton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Denton G. Shipley, in November 1994.

She was employed by City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va. She also was a private nurse.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown.

She was a 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star Hagerstown 89.

She is survived by one son, Robert A. "Buck" Shipley of Hagerstown; three sisters, Katherine Kees, Anna Margaret Linton and Thelma Pittsnogle, all of Martinsburg; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Linton; and two brothers, David Linton and C. Arlington Linton.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. John W. Ailstock and Pastor Daniel Kees will officiate. Burial will be in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Falling Waters, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where Order of Eastern Star Hagerstown 89 will hold a memorial service at 7:15 p.m.

Julia I. Steele

CLEAR SPRING - Julia Irene Steele, 80, of 13556 Blairs Valley Road, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at the Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport.

Born Jan. 6, 1917, in Dry Run, Md., she was the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Hazel Loretta Hawbaker Myers Sr.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Blairs Valley First Church of God, Clear Spring.

She is survived by two daughters, Gean S. Catherman and Barbara A. Black, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Dorothy Myers Hose of Greencastle, Pa.; two brothers, Grover C. Myers Jr. of Bedford, Pa., and Ennice Wayne Myers of Clear Spring; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Walter Dale Steele; one sister, Marie Hock; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Sterling Keeney will officiate. Burial will be in Blairsvalley Cemetery.

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 on from 1 to 9 p.m.

Cora E. Rowe

SMITHSBURG - Cora E. Rowe, 75, of Smithsburg Pike, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 9, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Lucretia Bock Athey.

She was a member of Welty Church of the Brethren, Greensburg.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Roger E. Rowe; three daughters, Charlotte Emery of Indiana, and Jo Ellen Pryor and Brenda Fraley, both of Smithsburg; four sons, Dennis Emery of Hagerstown, Harold Emery of Ohio, Robert Rowe of Marlowe, W.Va., and George Rowe of Brownsville, Md.; 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Athey.

Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Welty Church of the Brethren, 13465 Greensburg Road. The Rev. Dean Mouk will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Pa.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Henrietta E. Stallknecht

BOONSBORO - Henrietta E. Stallknecht, 89, of 8507 Mapleville Road, who died Feb. 17, 1997, is survived by her husband, R. Allard Stallknecht.

A memorial service will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Chapel.

Bessie A. Andre´

WHEATON, Md. - Bessie Arlene Andre´, 78, of Wheaton, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, in Wheaton.

Born May, 24, 1918, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Jessie Franklin and Grace Huyett Riley.

She was preceded in death by her husband Carroll Henry "Tommy" Andre´.

She retired as a department manager from Montgomery Ward, Wheaton Plaza, after 20 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Andre´ Gibson of Frederick, Md.; two sons, Carroll Jack Andre´ of Rockville, Md., and Ronald E. Andre´ of Olney, Md.; two sisters, Doris Brant of Wheaton and Evelyn Knell of Peoria, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Pumphrey's Colonial Funeral Home, Rockville. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Md.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Holy Cross Hospice, 9805 Dameron Drive, Silver Spring, Md. 20902.

Beulah M.W. Levering

FREDERICK, Md. - Beulah "Bootie" M. Winpigler Levering, 69, of 5935 Meadow Road, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.

Born Jan. 19, 1928, in Frederick, she was the daughter of the late Harry D. and Edith Irene Nusbaum Winpigler.

She was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, Frederick, and the United Methodist Women of Mount Carmel, where she served as treasurer for many years.

She also was a member of Thurmont Senior Citizens.

She is survived by her husband, John Robert Levering; one daughter, Sandra Kay Moreland of Frederick; one sister, Stell Lewis, of Frederick; one brother, Harry D. Winpigler Jr. of Frederick; one nephew; one niece; and cousins.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Etchison Memorial Chapel of Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. The Rev. Gary Sheffield-James will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, c/o 6102 Dover St., Frederick, Md. 21704.

Alice C. King

WILLIAMSPORT - Alice Catherine King, 53, of 16838 Tammany Manor Road, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at her home.

Born Dec. 4, 1943, in Hagerstown, she was the adopted daughter of the late Preston Victor and Alice Lynn Spreacker. She was the daughter of the late Herbert Herall and Thelma E. Herall Moore.

She was a homemaker.

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

She also was a member of AARP and International Fan Club of Billy Crash Craddock.

She is survived by her husband, Estel Q. King of Williamsport; two daughters, Lourie L. King of Williamsport and Paula D. King of Clear Spring; one sister, Dorothy V. Schroyer of Hagerstown; five brothers, Leroy Herall and Thomas Herall, both of Hagerstown, Frank Herall of Omaha, Neb., Robert Herall of St. Lucie, Fla., and Paul Spreacker of Glengary, W.Va.; six grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Janice V. Hutzell.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Clear Spring. The Rev. Richard Yates and Paul Spreacker will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from 1 to 9 p.m.

Charles H. Snyder

Charles Howard Snyder, 88, of 651 Marion St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born June 17, 1908, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Samuel A. and Mable M. Staubs Snyder.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah M. Snyder, in June 1993.

He was employed by Fairchild Aircraft for 32 years, retiring in 1972.

He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God, where he was head usher.

He is survived by two sons, Richard E. Snyder of Williamsport and Robert E. Snyder of Fremont, Calif.; one sister, Bertha Mae Dayhoff of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Harold Snyder.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Steven S. McCullough and Pastor Arvel J. Barrett will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations may be made to Bethel Assembly of God, 515 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

David L. Johnson

David Lee Johnson, 66, of 348 Nottingham Road, Hagerstown, and a resident of Western Maryland Hospital Center, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 19, 1930, in Asheboro, N.C., he was the son of the late Albert P. and Mary Lou Bunn Johnson.

He retired from H.B. Mellott Estates.

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

He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Temple.

He is survived by his wife, Janice S. Johnson; one daughter, Betty Ann Johnson of North Carolina; one son, David L. Johnson Jr. of North Carolina; and nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Ed Hampton will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Mary B. Cottrill

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Mary Bell Cottrill, 77, of Douglasville, and formerly of Hagerstown, who died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, in Georgia, was born in Washington County. She was the daughter of the late Julian R. and Ethel Putnam Santmyers.

John L. Boublitz

WILLIAMSPORT - Judge John Louis Boublitz, 83, of Williamsport, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at Flagler Hospital East, St. Augustine, Fla.

He was a retired Maryland District Court judge. He was a former attorney for the City of Hagerstown. He was admitted to the Bar 60 years ago.

He was a member of Haven Lutheran Church, Hagerstown.

He was a member of American Legion Post 42; Elks Lodge 378; Fountain Head Country Club; Washington County Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association; and Torch Club. He was past president of the Civitans. He was a former member of Hagerstown Chamber of Commerce. He also was a former chairman of Washington County Planning and Zoning Commission.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel Lubin Boublitz; two daughters, Sharon Munday of Bon Aire, Va., and Kathleen Amos of Hagerstown; one sister, Margaret Phillips of Raleigh, N.C.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services will be Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m. at Haven Lutheran Church.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Arrangements are by Craig Funeral Home, 1475 Old Dixie Highway, St. Augustine.

Mary V. Shipley

Mary Virginia Shipley, 87, of 104 Devonshire Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 16, 1909, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Clarence A. and Evelyn Newkirk Linton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Denton G. Shipley, in November 1994.

She was employed by City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va. She also was a private nurse.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown.

She was a 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star Hagerstown 89.

She is survived by one son, Robert A. "Buck" Shipley of Hagerstown; three sisters, Katherine Kees, Anna Margaret Linton and Thelma Pittsnogle, all of Martinsburg; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Linton; and two brothers, David Linton and C. Arlington Linton.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. John W. Ailstock and Pastor Daniel Kees will officiate. Burial will be in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Falling Waters, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where Order of Eastern Star Hagerstown 89 will hold a memorial service at 7:15 p.m.

Julia I. Steele

CLEAR SPRING - Julia Irene Steele, 80, of 13556 Blairs Valley Road, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at the Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport.

Born Jan. 6, 1917, in Dry Run, Md., she was the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Hazel Loretta Hawbaker Myers Sr.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Blairs Valley First Church of God, Clear Spring.

She is survived by two daughters, Gean S. Catherman and Barbara A. Black, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Dorothy Myers Hose of Greencastle, Pa.; two brothers, Grover C. Myers Jr. of Bedford, Pa., and Ennice Wayne Myers of Clear Spring; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Walter Dale Steele; one sister, Marie Hock; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Sterling Keeney will officiate. Burial will be in Blairsvalley Cemetery.

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 on from 1 to 9 p.m.

Cora E. Rowe

SMITHSBURG - Cora E. Rowe, 75, of Smithsburg Pike, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 9, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Lucretia Bock Athey.

She was a member of Welty Church of the Brethren, Greensburg.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Roger E. Rowe; three daughters, Charlotte Emery of Indiana, and Jo Ellen Pryor and Brenda Fraley, both of Smithsburg; four sons, Dennis Emery of Hagerstown, Harold Emery of Ohio, Robert Rowe of Marlowe, W.Va., and George Rowe of Brownsville, Md.; 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Athey.

Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Welty Church of the Brethren, 13465 Greensburg Road. The Rev. Dean Mouk will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Pa.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Henrietta E. Stallknecht

BOONSBORO - Henrietta E. Stallknecht, 89, of 8507 Mapleville Road, who died Feb. 17, 1997, is survived by her husband, R. Allard Stallknecht.

A memorial service will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Chapel.

Bessie A. Andre´

WHEATON, Md. - Bessie Arlene Andre´, 78, of Wheaton, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, in Wheaton.

Born May, 24, 1918, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Jessie Franklin and Grace Huyett Riley.

She was preceded in death by her husband Carroll Henry "Tommy" Andre´.

She retired as a department manager from Montgomery Ward, Wheaton Plaza, after 20 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Andre´ Gibson of Frederick, Md.; two sons, Carroll Jack Andre´ of Rockville, Md., and Ronald E. Andre´ of Olney, Md.; two sisters, Doris Brant of Wheaton and Evelyn Knell of Peoria, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Pumphrey's Colonial Funeral Home, Rockville. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Md.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Holy Cross Hospice, 9805 Dameron Drive, Silver Spring, Md. 20902.

Beulah M.W. Levering

FREDERICK, Md. - Beulah "Bootie" M. Winpigler Levering, 69, of 5935 Meadow Road, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.

Born Jan. 19, 1928, in Frederick, she was the daughter of the late Harry D. and Edith Irene Nusbaum Winpigler.

She was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, Frederick, and the United Methodist Women of Mount Carmel, where she served as treasurer for many years.

She also was a member of Thurmont Senior Citizens.

She is survived by her husband, John Robert Levering; one daughter, Sandra Kay Moreland of Frederick; one sister, Stell Lewis, of Frederick; one brother, Harry D. Winpigler Jr. of Frederick; one nephew; one niece; and cousins.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Etchison Memorial Chapel of Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. The Rev. Gary Sheffield-James will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, c/o 6102 Dover St., Frederick, Md. 21704.

Mildred E.K. Powell

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Mildred E. Kauffman Powell, 80, of 9 Willow St., died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at her home.

Born May 30, 1916, in South Mountain, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Minnie Rider Kauffman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Max H. Powell, on April 8, 1978. They were married Oct. 2, 1934.

She attended school in South Mountain.

She was employed in the laundry department of Samuel Dixon State Hospital, South Mountain.

She was a member of Waynesboro Bible Church and the adult Sunday school class of the church.

She was a charter member of the Cal Ripken Museum, Aberdeen, Md.

She is survived by three daughters, Bonnie L. Davenport of Fort Loudon, Pa., Leah M. Hovis of Mont Alto and Carolyn A. Powell of Quincy, Pa.; six sons, Max E. Powell, William E. Powell and Gerald L. Powell, all of Waynesboro, Edward L. Powell of St. Thomas, Pa., James R. Powell of Quincy and Michael J. Powell of Mont Alto; five sisters, Hazel Loudenslager of Quincy, Ada Ulrich of Fayetteville, Pa., Violet Bartlette of Greencastle, Pa., Joan Miller of Leesburg, Va., and Mary Carbaugh of Waynesboro; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda K. Powell; one brother, Rennis Kauffman and one half-sister, Virginia Schaeffer.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Robert Fitz will officiate.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or the American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Kenneth W. Britton Sr.

INWOOD, W.Va. - Kenneth W. Britton Sr., 71, of Route 2, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at his home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born Feb. 7, 1926, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert W. and Madeline Braithwaite Britton Sr.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Harold O. Snyder will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Cemetery, Frederick County, Va.

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

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

Henry W. Kiel II

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Henry W. "Hank" Kiel II, 81, of 1526 Siloam Road, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Feb. 25, 1916, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Clarence and Corinne Roulston Kiel.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He began his military career in 1940 as a lieutenant after attending St. Louis University and Missouri Military Academy. He served in the Aleutian Island campaign, Rhineland, Ardennes and central Europe campaigns. He received a Purple Heart and was a P.O.W. for six months in Germany while serving with the 106th Division during the Battle of the Bulge.

After retiring as a major from the military, he entered civilian employment at Mt. Rainier Ordinance Depot, Tacoma, Wash., where he was an installation personnel officer. He went to Letterkenny Army Depot in 1964 until retiring with 30 years federal service, which included one year as civilian personnel officer in Saigon, Vietnam from 1969-70.

He was a member of Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring.

He was a member of Full Gospel Business Members Fellowship International; BPOE 600; Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW; Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge; T.R.O.A.; and AARP.

He was active with scouting, he helped with Cub Scouts and Troop 127. He served as past president and on the board of directors of O.S.I. and was past president of United Housing.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, P. Janet Donely Kiel; two daughters, Jaye Kiel of Fayetteville, Pa., and Jacalyn Ann Bunker of Chambersburg; one son, John H. Kiel of Fayetteville; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday, March 18, at 11 a.m. at Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg. The Rev. William H. Harter and the Rev. Linda B. Harter will officiate. Burial will be Thursday, March 20, at 9 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Visitation will be at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Gayl L.M. Kinney

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Gayl L. McConnell Kinney, 87, of 830 Eastland Road, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Aug. 8, 1909, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late D.R. and Bess Fisher McConnell. She lived her early life in Hagerstown.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She was employed by Potomac Edison in Hagerstown doing clerical work from 1931 to 1940. Prior to her marriage, she entertained as a monologist at company parties and local clubs.

She was a member of the Church of the Apostles, Waynesboro.

She is survived by her husband, Osmond L. Kinney, whom she married on April 5, 1940; one daughter, Lucretia O. Kinney of Carrboro, N.C.; one brother, David R. McConnell of Waynesboro; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence McConnell.

There will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Church of the Apostles, P.O. Box 288, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268; or Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

Kenneth W. Britton Sr.

INWOOD, W.Va. - Kenneth W. Britton Sr., 71, of Route 2, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at his home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born Feb. 7, 1926, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert W. and Madeline Braithwaite Britton Sr.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Harold O. Snyder will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Cemetery, Frederick County, Va.

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

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

Henry W. Kiel II

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Henry W. "Hank" Kiel II, 81, of 1526 Siloam Road, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Feb. 25, 1916, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Clarence and Corinne Roulston Kiel.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He began his military career in 1940 as a lieutenant after attending St. Louis University and Missouri Military Academy. He served in the Aleutian Island campaign, Rhineland, Ardennes and central Europe campaigns. He received a Purple Heart and was a P.O.W. for six months in Germany while serving with the 106th Division during the Battle of the Bulge.

After retiring as a major from the military, he entered civilian employment at Mt. Rainier Ordinance Depot, Tacoma, Wash., where he was an installation personnel officer. He went to Letterkenny Army Depot in 1964 until retiring with 30 years federal service, which included one year as civilian personnel officer in Saigon, Vietnam from 1969-70.

He was a member of Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring.

He was a member of Full Gospel Business Members Fellowship International; BPOE 600; Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW; Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge; T.R.O.A.; and AARP.

He was active with scouting, he helped with Cub Scouts and Troop 127. He served as past president and on the board of directors of O.S.I. and was past president of United Housing.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, P. Janet Donely Kiel; two daughters, Jaye Kiel of Fayetteville, Pa., and Jacalyn Ann Bunker of Chambersburg; one son, John H. Kiel of Fayetteville; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday, March 18, at 11 a.m. at Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg. The Rev. William H. Harter and the Rev. Linda B. Harter will officiate. Burial will be Thursday, March 20, at 9 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Visitation will be at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Gayl L.M. Kinney

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Gayl L. McConnell Kinney, 87, of 830 Eastland Road, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Aug. 8, 1909, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late D.R. and Bess Fisher McConnell. She lived her early life in Hagerstown.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She was employed by Potomac Edison in Hagerstown doing clerical work from 1931 to 1940. Prior to her marriage, she entertained as a monologist at company parties and local clubs.

She was a member of the Church of the Apostles, Waynesboro.

She is survived by her husband, Osmond L. Kinney, whom she married on April 5, 1940; one daughter, Lucretia O. Kinney of Carrboro, N.C.; one brother, David R. McConnell of Waynesboro; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence McConnell.

There will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Church of the Apostles, P.O. Box 288, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268; or Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.


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