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Betty V. Dayhoff

Betty Virginia Dayhoff, 59, of 1113 W. Church St., Hagerstown, died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 13, 1937, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Dale and Josephine Sophia Smith Grams.

She was employed by Washington County Hospital, retiring in 1992.

She was a former member of People's Gospel Tabernacle, Hagerstown.

She was a member of AMVETS Post 10 Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara E. Domer of Hagerstown and T. Diane Fetters of Mt. Savage, Md.; three sons, Floyd Dale Farris Sr. and Gary L. Farris, both of Cumberland, Md., and Brian Keith Farris of Hagerstown; three sisters, Patricia Billman andJoyce E. Hunt, both of Hagerstown, and Shirley Stouffer of Chewsville; 15 grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Grams; and a granddaughter.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Paul Harne will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Locust Grove.

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

 

Myrtle V. Clopper

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Myrtle V. Clopper, 76, of 14473 Mercersburg Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1996, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born March 10, 1920, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late George and Josephine Sprecher Monninger.

She was a homemaker. She had been employed by the former Buckwalter's Chicken House, Upton, Pa.

She was a member of Cedar Lawn Missionary Church, Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Max E. Clopper; three sons, Edward E. Clopper, Richard L. Clopper and James L. Clopper, all of Greencastle; two sisters, Mary Wetzel and Ivalene Kline, both of Hagerstown; three brothers, Howard Monninger, Lewis Monninger and Robert Monninger, all of Hagerstown; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Cedar Lawn Missionary Church, 17303 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert J. Seek and the Rev. Robert Timmons will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, and at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cedar Lawn Missionary Church 17303 W. Washington St. Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

Jackson R. Reed

Jackson R. Reed, 79, of 1107 Fry Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at the Veterans Affairs Center, Baltimore.

Born Sept. 9, 1917, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Ray R. and Bertha M. Brumbaugh Reed.

He was employed for 30 years by Middlekauff Drug Store and retired from Rite Aid as a pharmacist.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Pacific Theater.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Hagerstown.

He also was a member of Washington County Historical Society; American Legion post 42, and was a former member of Hagerstown Kiwanis Club.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen L. Olsson Reed; two daughters, Carolyn L. Crokett of Westover, Md., and Elizabeth E. Koser of McLean, Va.; one son, Ronald O. Reed of Crisfield, Md. and two grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. C. Edward Blackmon will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

 

Beula E. Hurd

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Beula E. Hurd, 88, of 12035 Two Top Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born March 31, 1908, in Shimpstown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry Hawbaker and Harriet Naomi Brubaker Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester F. Hurd, on June 26, 1975.

She attended York Business College, York, Pa.

During World War II she was employed as an assembler of airplane wings at Stattons Furniture Store of Hagerstown. She also worked at the former Trimmer's Store as a clerk and bookkeeper, and at the former Snider's Elevator, both of Mercersburg. She also was a Mercersburg area Avon representative from 1962 to 1970.

She was a lifelong member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mercersburg. She sang in the church choir and was a member of the Missionary Society.

She was a former member of the Women's Temperance Society.

She is survived by one daughter, Harriet E. Gilbert of Cearfoss; one son, Ray C. Hurd of Mercersburg; three stepdaughters, Margaret L. Moats of Williamsport, Viola E. Edwards of Hagerstown, and Blanche E. Culler of Tilmanton, Md.; one stepson, Howard W. Hurd of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; 15 step grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 35 step great-grandchildren and 31 step great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a set of twin brothers.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Michael R. Brendle officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

There will be no viewing, but the family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggest memorial donations be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund, 8 Linden Ave., Mercersburg, Pa. 17236.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg.

 

William B. Wells

KEEDYSVILLE - William Braker Wells, 93, of 19601 Shepherdstown Pike, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 23, 1903, in Augusta County, Va., he was the son of the late William Walter and Florence A. Bishop Wells.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen R. Wells, and by his second wife, Anna Viola Wells.

He had been employed for many years by Hagerstown Rubber Co. and was a self-employed roofer and cabinetmaker.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a charter member of the Keedysville Ruritan Club and was club president, district governor and was on the National Ruritan board of directors for three years.

He is survived by one sister, Nora L. Garmong of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and his caretakers, Connie and Howard Souders of Keedysville.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown. The Rev. Donald Evanson will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Co. 69, P.O. Box 7, Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

 

Lillian C. Lutman

WILLIAMSPORT - Lillian Catherine Lutman, 90, of 16141 Cloverton Lane, Williamsport, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 12, 1905, in Conneysville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Annie Polk Weatherholtz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter H. Lutman.

She previously was employed by Troy Laundry.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Florida.

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews; and a friend with whom she lived, Estelle M. Morgan.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

There will be no viewing.

 

R. William Higgins

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - R. William "Bill" Higgins, 77, of 930 B Menno Village, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa.

Born Feb. 15, 1919, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Ralph D. Higgins and Ada Jewel McNair Higgins Garnes.

He was a 1937 graduate of Chambersburg High School and a 1942 graduate of Shippensburg University.

He was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, as a position management specialist and civilian training director. After retiring in 1970, he worked for Pennsylvania State University for 14 years as an instructor in their evening management program.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served during World War II as flight instructor in twin engine seaplanes at Pensacola, Fla.

He wrote and published a book, "This Is The Place That Was," his memories of growing up in Chambersburg.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Chambersburg. He was a member of the Sanctuary Choir for more than 30 years, and served on the church council and taught Sunday school.

He was a member and past president of the Franklin Fire Co.; VFW; American Legion; President's Club of Shippensburg University; The American Association of Retired Persons; and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Adda Pensinger Higgins of Menno Village; one son, William M. Higgins of West Chester, Pa.; four half sisters, Vivian Shetter, Marian Campbell and Doris Sollenberger, all of Chambersburg, and Joan Harvey of Doylesburg, Pa.; and one half brother, Robert E. Garnes.

Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the chapel of the First Lutheran Church. The Rev. Karen Minnich-Sadler will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service.

Memorial donations may be made to First Lutheran Church, 43 W. Washington St. or the Franklin Fire Co., North Franklin Street, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home.

 

Richard D. Allamong

PARSONBURG, Md. - Richard Darren Allamong, 31, of 7473 Madeline Circle, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md.

Born March 10, 1965, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Richard Curwood Allamong of Greencastle, Pa., and Helen Jean Wilhelm Bond of Parsonburg.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by six sisters, Dawn Hayzlett of Greencastle, Content Brooks of Pasadena, Calif., Debbie Stottlemyer of Boonsboro, Shawn Wright of Waynesboro, Pa., Shannon Rideout of State Line, Pa., and Diane Treich of Hagerstown; and three brothers, Glenn A. Bond Sr. of Hagerstown, Robert J. Bond of Parsonburg and Richard Allamong of Smithsburg.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Richard A. Kroll will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.

 

Mary E. Decker

MARION, Pa. - Mary E. Decker, 83, of 5413 3rd St., died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, in Manor Care Health Center.

Born Aug. 15, 1913, in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William T. and Sarah Miller Holstay.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter K. Decker, on Jan. 5, 1973.

She was a member of Heidelberg United Church of Christ, Marion, and the Golden Link Sunday School Class.

She is survived by one daughter, Shirley D. Bender of Chambersburg, Pa.; one son, Kenneth A. Decker of Chambersburg; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

There will be no viewing.

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

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home.

 

Marvin D. Kesecker

LARGENT, W.Va. - Marvin Dow Kesecker, 79, of Largent, died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 21, 1917, in Sleepy Creek, W.Va., he was the son of the late Rev. Earl R. and Martha Householder Kesecker.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Estawanna Hinds Kesecker, in March, 1993.

He was employed by Glenn L. Martin, Baltimore, during the early 1940s. He also was a farmer, a self-employed real estate developer, and was employed by Fairchild Aircraft, Hagerstown, until his retirement.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served during World War II in the South Pacific as a carpenter's mate 3rd class. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon.

He was a member of Enon Primitive Baptist Church, Largent, where he served for more than four decades.

He also was a member of the Deford Lodge 88 A.F.&A.M., 32nd Degree Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; Junior Order of United American Mechanics Council 117, Berkeley Springs; Webster B. Harrison American Legion Post 26, Hancock; Disabled American Veterans, Morgan County Chapter 34; Risinger-Stotler Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4019, Berkeley Springs; Lions Club, Paw Paw, W.Va.; and United American Workers Union, Local 842, Hagerstown.

He is survived by his daughter, Leona Kesecker McLanahan of Largent; three sisters, Ruth Cable of Seaford, Del., Anna Lea Oulie of Norfolk, Va., and Eileen Shipley of Baltimore; one brother, Earl R. Kesecker Jr. of Berkeley Springs; and 18 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Lillian Kesecker, Clara Meier, Madeline Ambrose and Fern Backer.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. Burial will follow at the Enon Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Largent. Masonic graveside rites will be performed by Deford Lodge 88 A.F.&A.M. ,and full military graveside honors by the Tri-State Honor Guard.

Master masons will assemble at the lodge hall at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Millie Clatterbuck, P.O. Box 130, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

 

Edith M. Mellott

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Edith M. Mellott, 97, of Long Term Care, Fulton County Medical Center, and formerly of Needmore, Pa., died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at Fulton County Medical Center.

Born Oct. 10, 1899, in Needmore, she was the daughter of the late Jacob S. and Laura Rash Hill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester L. Mellott, on June 20, 1976.

She was a homemaker.

She was a lifelong member of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, Needmore, and served as a deaconess.

She is survived by two sons, Homer Mellott and Paul C. Mellott, both of Needmore; and two granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Catherine Mellott; two sisters and four brothers.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Roger Traux officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Viewing will be held today from 2 to 9 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Pa. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Vaughna M. Zumbo

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Vaughna M. Zumbo, 97, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at her home.

Born Nov. 15, 1898, in Pisgee, Clay County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Burl and Osceola Osborne McComas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Zumbo.

She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Pierre of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two sisters, Alma O'Dell and Beatrice Hamilton, both of Reno, Nev.; one brother, Quincy McComas of Reno; and one grandson.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

 

Curtis R. Purvis Jr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Curtis R. Purvis Jr., 69, of 53 W. South St., died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at his home.

Born June 14, 1927, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Curtis R. and Marion Norman Purvis Sr.

Before retiring in 1983, he was employed as a lead inspector by Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg.

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

He was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Chambersburg, where he was a member of the Men's Choir, and both regular church choirs. He served as a church deacon.

He was a member of Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, Chambersburg; National Association of Retired Federal Employees; and American Association of Retired Persons. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi M. Prieto Purvis, whom he married on June 29, 1951; three daughters, Angela M. Smith and Lilus K. Purvis, both of Chambersburg, and Carla R. DeJoie of New Orleans; three sisters, Alice M. Quivers, Helen J. Berry and Marion V. "Dotty" Purvis, all of Chambersburg; three brothers, Donald L. Purvis and Ralph A. Purvis, both of Chambersburg, and Eugene C. Purvis of Fayetteville, Pa.; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 230 Mt. Moriah St., Chambersburg. The Rev. G. Nathan Bell and the Rev. John W. White will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

Viewing will be Friday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Cancer Treatment Center, 260 N. Seventh St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

 

Melvin R. Fraley

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Melvin R. Fraley, 53, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Aug. 5, 1943, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Melvin L. and Mary Boyer Fraley.

He is survived by two daughters, Robin Pittsnogle of Hagerstown and Anita Fraley of Florida; two sons, Randy Fraley and Melvin R. Fraley Jr., both of Hagerstown; six sisters, Thelma Stevens of Stanley, Va., Grace Myers and Hilda Jamison, both of Martinsburg, Lavinia Mason of Sharpsburg, Evelyn Williams of Crestwood, Ky., and Linda Kanfield of Keedysville; four brothers, Winifred L. Fraley of Boonsboro, Robert D. Fraley of Shepherdstown, W.Va., Calvin C. Fraley of Hagerstown and Theodore Fraley of Florida; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Green Hill Cemetery with the Rev. William C. Crowe officiating.

Friends may call at Brown Funeral Home today.

 

Walter D. Isbell

HIGDEN, Ark. - Walter David Isbell, 79, of Higden, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at Baptist Medical Center in Heber Spring, Ark.

Born July 16, 1917, in Fields, La., he was the son of the late Walter D. and Annie Louise Justice Isbell.

He was a retired railroad car builder.

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

He was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian Webber Isbell of Higden; one daughter, Glenda Mae Steely of Higden; three sisters; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Darryl C. Zoller will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

 

Thomas W. Willis

Thomas Wesley Willis, 76, of 17738 Burnside Ave., Hagerstown, who died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, was of the Baptist faith.

 

Burrell J. Milburn

WILLIAMSPORT - Burrell Junior "Dick" Milburn, 65, of 14241 Falling Waters Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, at his home.

Born Dec. 23, 1930, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Nathaniel Daniel and Mary Elizabeth Heil Milburn. He was the stepson of Katherine Milburn of Smithsburg.

He was employed as a bus driver by American Coach, retiring in 1993.

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

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was a member of the Potomac Fish and Game Club.

In addition to his stepmother, he is survived by three daughters, Pamela Jean Knipe of Martinsburg, W.Va., Marcella Kay Benner and Angelena Kaye Milburn, both of Hagerstown; three sons, David Michael Milburn of Bryans Road, Md., James Carroll Milburn of Houston and Steven Craig Milburn, serving with the U.S. Air Force in Germany; one brother, Cleveland A. "Pete" Millburn of Hagerstown; 10 grandchildren; and friend Jean Semler.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. Pastor Don Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Potomac Fish and Game Club, Tree Fund, 14241 Falling Waters Road, Williamsport, Md. 21795.

 

Alma M. Hance

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Alma M. "GG" Hance, 92, of Shenandoah Junction, died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at her home.

Born Dec. 14, 1903, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Mary Huber.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Bantle, in 1992, and by her second husband, Robert Hance.

She was employed by the Warner-Chilcott Co., St. Louis.

She was a home companion for many people over the years.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She was a member of the Heritage Presbyterian Garden Club, Largo, Fla.

She is survived by one daughter, Margaret C. Keller of Lillian, Ala.; a granddaughter with whom she resided, Mary Speck of Shenandoah Junction; granddaughter Theresa Brazner of Pasadena, Md.; three grandsons, Joseph Keller of Columbia, S.C., Thomas Keller of Middletown, Md., and James Keller of Edgewater, Md.; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters and one niece.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister, Hilda Bantle.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to Panhandle Home Health Care, 1161-2 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Arrangements are by Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg.

 

Lester E. Courtney

DELAND, Fla. - Lester E. Courtney, 82, of Jasmine-At-First Avenue, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at his home.

Born in Cumberland, Md., he moved to the Deland area in 1956.

He was employed as an experimental jet driller in the textile industry.

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

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, Nan Lakin Seaman Courtney.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Florida Affiliate, Volusia/Flagler, 555 W. Granada Blvd., Suite A-1, Ormond Beach, Fla. 32174-9430 or The American Cancer Society, 1510 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill, Fla. 32117.

Arrangements were by Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home, Deland.

 

Lloyd H. Ritter Jr.

Lloyd H. Ritter Jr., 75, of 20025 Gilbert Hills Drive, Hagerstown, who died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, is survived by a sister, Jeanne Kramer of New Windsor, Minn.
 
 

Earl C. Townsend Sr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Earl C. Townsend Sr., 64, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born March 27, 1932, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Carl Townsend and Myrtle Butts Townsend Snyder.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Mann Townsend.

He was employed by Randy Mix Cement as a truck driver for 19 years.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

He is survived by four daughters, Linda D. Starliper and Cindy E. Cook, both of Martinsburg, Sharon l. Henry of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Earleen C. Lambert of Falling Waters, W.Va.; three sons, Marvin W. Knipe and Earl C. Townsend Jr., both of Martinsburg, and Ronald L. Townsend of Inwwod, W.Va.; two sisters, Pearl V. Hess and Anna L. Albert, both of Martinsburg; one brother, Carl W. Townsend II of Martinsburg; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg with the Rev. John D. Yost officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

 

Kimberly J. Fritz

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Kimberly J. Fritz, 36, of 9537 Circle Drive, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, at her home.

Born March 10, 1960, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Joe E. and Phyllis M. Etter Haas.

She was a 1978 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.

She was employed as a benefits secretary in the Human Resource Department of Chambersburg Hospital for six years. She earlier worked for several years at the Chambersburg Mall branch of Citizen's National Bank, Greencastle, Pa.

She was a member of Zion Reformed Church, Chambersburg.

She also was a member of Women of the Moose Chapter 1128, Chambersburg; and Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Chambersburg.

She is survived by one daughter, Tara J. Fritz, at home; one son, Austin P. Fritz of Greencastle, Pa.; one sister, Jennifer K. Sipes of Chambersburg; her spousal equivalent, Todd A. Gladfelter; aunts and uncles and one nephew.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Kenneth L. Carlson will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

Viewing will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to a trust fund for her children, c/o Patriot Federal Credit Union, 800 Wayne Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

 

Julia M. Lucas

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Julia Marie Lucas, 62, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Sept. 2, 1934, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Richard and Blanch Montgomery Butts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Lee Lucas, in December, 1966.

She was a 1952 graduate of Hedgesville High School.

She was employed as a nursing assistant by Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, retiring after 19 years of service.

She was a member of Golden Rule Chapter 69, Order of Eastern Star and Chapter 738, Women of the Moose.

She is survived by two sons, Keith Dwayne Lucas of Manassas, Va., and Kevin Dane Lucas of Martinsburg; two brothers, Boyd Butts of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Charles Butts of Pennsylvania; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Dora Lee Grimes; and two brothers, William Butts and David Butts.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hedgesville Cemetery with Pastor Floyd E. Smith officiating.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Golden Rule Chapter 69, Order of Eastern Star, will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Andrew W. Clingerman

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Andrew Wayne Clingerman, infant son of Misty Dawn Clingerman and Thomas Richard Miller, both of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Forrest Logan Miller; paternal grandparents, George and Wilda Miller of Berkeley Springs; aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Donald Wayne and Bonnie Lou Athey Clingerman; and maternal great-grandparents, Carl and Fannie Athey Hiett.

Graveside services were held today at 11 a.m. at Enon Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Largent, W.Va. The Rev. Darrell W. Waller officiated.

Memorial donations may be made to the Andrew Wayne Clingerman Memorial Fund, c/o Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

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

 

Ruth C. Hunt

HIALEAH, Fla. - Ruth Crosswhite Hunt, 72, of Hialeah, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at the Hospice Unit in Miami.

She was the daughter of the late John and Pearl Crosswhite.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Sue Cardenas of Miami; three sisters, Hazel Lantz and Onieta Crosswhite, both of Hagerstown, and Muriel Frazier of Missouri; one brother, Frank Crosswhite of Hagerstown; and one granddaughter.

Her remains will be cremated in Florida.

 

Dorothy M. Fahnestock

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dorothy M. Fahnestock, 80, of 827 S. Fourth St., died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at her home.

Born March 14, 1916, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Fannie Myers Jones.

She was employed as a clerk by Bon-Ton at Chambersburg Mall until her retirement in 1988. For 16 years, she and her husband operated the former Fahnestock Brothers Hardware on South Third Street, Chambersburg. Earlier, she had been employed as a cashier at the former W.T. Grants at Norland Shopping Center, Chambersburg.

She was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by her husband, Oliver G. Fahnestock; one daughter, Shirley May Shoop of Chambersburg; one son, Johnathan Leroy Fahnestock of Jacksonville, Tenn.; two sisters, Gladys Eshelman and Betty Patterson, both of Chambersburg; one brother, Nelson Jones of Chambersburg; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Elmer T. Kipe will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Viewing will be held Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethel Assembly of God Church, 400 Miller St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

 

James D. L. Presley

CAVETOWN - James David Lesley Presley, 78, of 22426 Old Georgetown Road, died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 25, 1918, he was the son of the late David and Jennie Brown Presley.

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

He is survived by four nieces, Pauline Lathrum of Ione, Calif., Shirley Penkivich of Martinez, Calif., Linda Godsey of Pueblo, Colo., and Linda Furman of Kirkwood, N.Y.; and five nephews, Charles Lewis of Pueblo, Robert Lewis of Somerset, Ky., Dallas Lewis of Loveland, Colo., James Lewis of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Bobby Presley of Windsor, N.Y.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Vera Marie Lewis.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate.

Friends may call today until 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

 

Ruth M. F. Senna

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Ruth Mae Frisby Senna, 64, of 449 W. 5th St., died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Sept. 15, 1932, in Parkville, Md., she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Hoover Frisby.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She was a life member of Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Post 16, Baltimore.

She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Senna, whom she married on Jan. 1, 1960; one brother, William Frisby of Baltimore; a great-niece; a great-great niece and great-great-nephew with whom she lived, Caitlin Carbone and Joshua Carbone; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Gail Huber in 1974, and a stepson, Randy R. Senna, in 1972.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Charles B. Jessen will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

 

Betty J. Koontz

Betty Janett Koontz, 61, of 1710 Howell Road, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 5, 1934, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harry Guy and Martha Kledo Hanes Sheppard.

She was a 1952 graduate of Brunswick High School.

She was employed by McDonald's for 18 years, and earlier had worked for two years at Fairchild Industries.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband, Harry Koontz Sr.; two daughters, Linda Tritapoe and Kay Sirbaugh, both of Hagerstown; one son, Mark Coleman of Waynesboro, Pa.; two stepsons, Harry Koontz Jr. of Sharpsburg and David Koontz of Frederick; seven grandchildren and six nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Neva Williams; and one brother, Charles Sheppard.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward H. Heim will officiate. Burial will be in Samples Manor Cemetery, Samples Manor, near Sharpsburg.

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

 

Doris H. Aycoth

Doris Helen Aycoth, 70, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 21, 1926, in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Michael J. Adams and Helen Barnes.

She formerly was employed by Ross Garment Co.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

She was a member of Thursday Night Women's Major Duckpin Bowling League and Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Harold N. Aycoth; two daughters, Donna M. Aycoth of Hagerstown and Doris Elaine Presgraves of Kearneysville, W.Va.; one son, Michael Aycoth of Hagerstown; and one grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward Manalis will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Friends may call Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Boulevard North, Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to the International Myeloma Foundation, 2120 Stanley Hill Drive, Los Angeles, Calif. 90046.

 

Edith M. Mellott

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Edith M. Mellott, 97, of Long Term Care, Fulton County Medical Center, and formerly of Needmore, Pa., who died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, is survived by two daughters, Lena Winters of Mercersburg, Pa., and Naomi Kline of McConnelsburg, Pa.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Roger Traux officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are by Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Pa.

 

Helen C. C. Dunham

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Helen Chapman Collis Dunham, 91, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at her home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born Jan. 31, 1905, in Bunker Hill, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James Madison and Annie Berket Abrell Chapman.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard F. "Mike" Collis, on July 5, 1973; and by her second husband, Herman W. Dunham, on Sept. 9, 1992.

She was a seasonal employee of the C.H. Musselman Co., retiring in 1970.

She was a member of the Gerrardstown United Methodist Church and the Anna Lee Class of the church.

She is survived by one daughter; Anna Mae Miller of Martinsburg; one son, Francis M. "Hank" Collis of Gerrandstown, W.Va.; one step daughter, Betty Lou Webber of Inwood, W.Va.; one sister, Ruth C. Swartz of Inwood; two brothers, James B. Chapman of Bunker Hill and Ward F. Chapman of Ridgeway, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Paul Edwin Collis; one granddaughter, Germaine D. Collis; two sisters, Mabel E. Sencindiver and Catherine C. Swartz; and two brothers, Earl M. Chapman and Douglas W. Chapman.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Gerrardstown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Lauren Lay officiating. Burial will be in the Gerrardstown Presbyterian Cemetery.

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

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401 or to the Gerrardstown United Methodist Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 96, Gerrardstown, W.Va. 25420.

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

 

Rachel M. Moats

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Rachel M. Moats, 46, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at her home.

Born Jan. 16, 1950, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of Virgil A. Housden of Stephens City, Va., and the late Luvenia Smeltzer Housden.

She was employed by Londontown Manufacturing Co. Prior to that she worked at Perfection Garment.

She attended Trinity United Methodist Church, Frederick, Md.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Ray H. Moats; one son, Ray H. Moats Jr., at home; and two brothers, Tony Housden of Belleville, Ill., and Larry Housden of Manassas, Va.

Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with the Rev. G. Edward Grove officiating. Burial will be in Manor Church Cemetery, Fairplay.

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

 

Emma H. Mellott

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa.- Emma H. Mellott, 87, of South 2nd St., died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, at Long Term Care, Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.

Born Aug. 24, 1909, in Warfordsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harvey H. and Esther Lashley Harris.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Mellott, in 1984.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery, Pa.

She is survived by one sister, Ruth L. Harris of Wilmington, Del.; and 17 nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery. Vicar Mark Werner and Pastor Henry K. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg.

There will be no viewing, but the family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery, Pa. 17212.

Arrangements are by Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Pa.


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