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Lewis C. Strine

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Lewis C. Strine, 41, of 11693 Mercersburg Road, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at his home.

Born Jan. 2, 1956, in York, Pa., he was the son of Luther E. and Helen Louise Eddy Strine, of York.

He was a 1975 graduate of Dover High School, Dover, Pa.

He was employed as a mechanic by Burger's Machine Shop, Hagerstown.

He was a member of the Tri-State Walking Horse Association; Mason-Dixon Corvette Club; Loyal Order of Moose, Chambersburg, Pa.; Conococheague Institute Historical Society; and the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of America.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Joan E. Bucheimer Strine, whom he married June 5, 1988; one daughter, Sandra G. Kline of Yardley, Pa.; one son, Andrew M. Rill of Duncannon, Pa.; four sisters, Suzanne L. Kinneman of Dillsburg, Pa., Diane L. Snelbaker of Dover; Joyce J. Guzzino of Wrightsville, Pa., and Bonnie M. Kornbau of Red Lion, Pa.; two brothers, Luther E. Strine and Michael E. Strine, both of Dover; two grandchildren; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the former Robert Kennedy Memorial Presbyterian Church, at the intersection of Pa. 416 and Pa. 995, Welsh Run, Pa. The Rev. Rawley D. Boone will officiate.

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

Arrangements are by Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, Greencastle, Pa.

Vivian R. Mowen

WILLIAMSPORT - Vivian R. Mowen, 82, of 154 N. Artizan St., Twin Oaks, and formerly of 18627 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 7, 1914, in Funkstown, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Flora B. Miller Ramsey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Fred Mowen, in 1978.

She assisted as a publicist for her sister's dress shop, Lena Darner Boutique.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

She was a volunteer with the USO from 1940 until 1945.

She is survived by one daughter, Susan Silverman of Potomac, Md.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at All Saints Chapel at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Donald M. Buchenroth will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will greet friends at the church following the service.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

J. Lynn O'Brien

J. Lynn O'Brien, 82, of Hagerstown, who died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, is survived by one stepdaughter, Annabelle Myers of Mercersburg, Pa.; and one stepbrother, Charles E. Snyder of Hagerstown.

Ruby M. Bright

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ruby Mildred Bright, 84, of Penn Hall Nursing Home, and formerly of 3519 Venetian Road, Baltimore, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at the home.

Born May 4, 1912, in Jordan Mines, Va., she was the daughter of the late Francis E. and Maude T. Bess Baer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth H. Bright.

She was employed as a registered nurse in Catonsville, Md., for 32 years.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, she served as a nurse during World War II.

She was a member of Crystal Club, Owings Mills, Md.; Eastern Star and was a former Worthy Matron, Baltimore; Ammaranth; Daughters of the Nile; the Moose Lodge, Catonsville and other lodge groups.

She is survived by one brother, F. Ray Baer of Norfolk, Va.; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Marie Louise Baer; and one brother, William Thomas Baer.

A graveside service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Clifton Forge, Va. The Rev. John Carrier will officiate.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Nicely Funeral Home, 405 Alleghany St., Clifton Forge.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggested memorial donations be made to the Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 4384, Takoma Park Md. 20012; or to the American Heart Association, 92 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

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

Cathern L. Bartles

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Cathern L. Bartles, 67, of Martinsburg, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at her home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born March 12, 1930, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Holmes D. and Inez Olivis Williams.

She was a farmer. She retired from Royce Hosiery.

She was a member of Moler Avenue Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence E. "Jim" Bartles; one daughter, Sharon Crawford of Martinsburg; one sister, Mildred N. Stokes of Indiana, Pa.; one brother, Junior Williams of Herndon, Va.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Orpha Collins.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Kenneth L. Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

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

Merle N. Swope

Merle Nelson Swope, 86, of 1105 Rose Hill Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 18, 1910, in Mt. Lena, he was the son of the late Harvey Nelson and Elizabeth E. Arnold Swope.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Katherine Swope, in 1990.

He retired from Duvinage Corp., Hagerstown.

He was a member of Beaver Creek Christian Church.

He also was a member of the Ostomy Association, Hagerstown, and the AARP.

He is survived by three sons, Dale N. Swope, Marvin R. Swope and Lionel E. Swope, all of Hagerstown; two stepdaughters, Phyllis S. Miller of Hagerstown and Josephine M. Benner of Boonsboro; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one stepson, George R. Saum; and two brothers, J. Harold Swope and Russell D. Arnold.

Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. J. Mark Curran will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, San Mar.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Beaver Creek Christian Church, 9711 Beaver Creek Church Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Mary C. Proctor

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mary Catherine Proctor, 93, of Martinsburg, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born June 2, 1903, in Falling Waters, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John Robert and Anna Mary Jack Mix.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Howard Proctor.

She was a cook at Bedington Elementary School.

She was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by one sister, Anna Mitchem of Martinsburg; one grandson, Galen E. Richard of Hedgesville, W.Va.; and a great-grandson, Derek W. Richard.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Agnes Proctor Richard; one sister, Elizabeth Mix and one brother, John Mix.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Falling Waters Presbyterian Cemetery, Spring Mills.

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

Eugene L. Raby

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Eugene "Gene" L. Raby, 74, of 509 Fairview Ave., died Monday, March 24, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Sept. 7, 1922, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Earl and Helen Staley Raby.

He was a 1940 graduate of Quincy High School.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he retired as a chief petty officer. After his retirement, he worked at the Velvet Cafe.

He was a post member of Joe Stickle Post 15 American Legion and a member of the Fleet Reserve.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Casey Raby; one daughter, Patricia Wishard of Waynesboro; one son, Eugene S. Raby of Waynesboro; four sisters, Madeline Harbaugh of Dayton, Ohio, Alease Holland of Hanover, Pa., Gladys Taylor of West Grove, Pa., and Lorraine Misner of Fayetteville, Pa.; one brother, the Rev. Stephen E. Raby of San Antonio, Texas; and four granddaughters.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home, corners of South Church and West Second streets, Waynesboro. Pastor William Shank will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

George R. Crouse

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - George Richard "Dick" Crouse, 52, of 416 N. Second St., died Monday, March 24, 1997, at his home.

Born June 21, 1944, in Warfordsburg, Pa., he was the son of Inez Brown Crouse of McConnellsburg and the late George L. Crouse.

He was a 1962 graduate of McConnellsburg High School. He was a 1966 graduate of Shippensburg College.

He was a teacher at James Buchanan High School.

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

He was a member and past president of McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co.; council member and president of McConnellsburg Borough Council; member and past secretary of Mt. Zion Lodge 774, McConnellsburg; Harrisburg Consistory; Jaffa Temple, Altoona, Pa.; Fulton County Sportsmen Association; Mercersburg Sportsmen's Association; Tuscarora Education Association; Pennsylvania State Education Association; and National Educational Association.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Charles L. Crouse of Dunbar, Pa., and Robert C. Crouse of Spring Grove, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ. The Rev. Barron Barley and the Rev. E. Loy Garber will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Friends may call today from 2 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family also will receive friends Thursday one hour prior to the service. Mt. Zion Lodge will conduct Masonic services today at 8:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Roy B. Wingert Sr.

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Roy Brandt Wingert Sr., 81, of Carlton Heights, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born July 13, 1915, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Edward Brandt and Esther Burkhart Wingert.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Nenninger Wingert, in 1992.

He was the owner and operator of Roy B. Wingert Septic Tank Service, until his retirement.

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

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of George Washington Lodge 143, Chambersburg, Pa.; Harrisburg Consistory; Zembo Temple, Harrisburg, Pa.; American Legion Posts 612, St. Thomas, 606, Fort Loudon, Pa., and 830, Mercersburg, Pa.; AMVETS Post 224, Chambersburg; VFW Post 1599; Marine Corps League, Chambersburg; Forty and Eight Club; Last Man's Club; AARP Norland Chapter 3261; Landis-McCleaf Detachment Home Association; board member AAA; Mercersburg Sportsman Association; and Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Ann Wingert of Greencastle, Pa.; one son, Roy B. Wingert Jr. of St. Thomas, Pa.; three sisters, Cora Brechbill and Dorothy Rice, both of Chambersburg, and Mary Wadel of Scotland, Pa.; five brothers, Merle E. Wingert, Glen A. Wingert, Harold Wingert and Raymond L. Wingert, all of Chambersburg, and Marvin R. Wingert of Carlisle, Pa.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a close friend, Jenny Best.

Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 6492 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas. The Rev. Floyd Myers will officiate. Burial, with military graveside services by Detrich-Brechbill American Legion Post 612, St. Thomas, will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

Friends may call today from 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Masonic services, conducted by George Washington Lodge, will be held today at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Thomas D. Bailie

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Thomas D. Bailie, 71, of P.O. Box 303, 116 W. Market St., died Monday, March 24, 1997, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.

Born Dec. 21, 1925, in Virginia, he was the son of the late Thomas Bailie and Elizabeth Caton Bailie.

He attended school until the 10th grade.

He was a retired mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth D. Deale Bailie; two sons, Thomas E. Bailie of Arlington, Va., and Kenneth W. Bailie of Albany, Ky.; and one grandchild.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg.

Marvin K. Payne Jr.

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Marvin Kirk Payne Jr., 55, of Fox Glen, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Dec. 27, 1941, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Marvin Kirk and Nellie Groves Payne Sr.

He was employed by Dixie-Narco Inc. for 15 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Doris Emily Burke Payne; one son, William Kirk Payne at home; one sister, Nancy Watson of Marshall, Va.; and one brother, Douglas Payne of Manassas, Va.

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

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, W.Va. The Rev. John Heddleston will officiate. Burial will be in National Memorial Park Cemetery, Lee Highway, Falls Church, Va.

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

Melvin V. Fravel Sr.

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Melvin Vernon Fravel Sr., 61, of Conestoga Estates, Harpers Ferry, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born Nov. 22, 1935, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of Susan Thompson Fravel of Brunswick, and the late James Russell Fravel Sr.

He attended Brunswick High School; Frederick Community College; and Hagerstown Junior College.

He was employed as an electrician by CSX Transportation, Brunswick, for 30 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a 40-year member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Gapland, Md.

He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 42 years, Frances Ware Fravel; one daughter, Julia R. Poling of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one son, Melvin V. Fravel Jr. of Harpers Ferry; two sisters, Virginia K. Hinchman of Gettysburg, Pa., and Ann L. Talbert of Picayune, Miss.; two brothers, James R. Fravel Jr. of Jamestown, Tenn., and Jerry T. Fravel of Stafford, Va.; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert L. Fravel.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. The Rev. Wendell McClellan will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 3346 Gapland Road, Gapland, Md. 21758; or to Hospice of Frederick County, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick, Md. 21701.

Lena G. Goshorn

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lena G. Goshorn, 69, of 5857 Greenvillage Road, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June 28, 1927, in Huntington Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Taylor and Mae Henry Parson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay W. Goshorn, on May 23, 1980.

She was a 1945 graduate of Juniata High School, Juniata, Pa.

She was employed as a secretary by McBeth Corp., Chambersburg, for 25 years. She had been employed by Oliver Oil Co., Chambersburg.

She was a member of Air Hill Brethren in Christ Church, Chambersburg, where she served on the Sunday school committee and was the secretary/treasurer of the Lamplighters Group.

She was a volunteer at Chambersburg Hospital.

She is survived by two sons, Donald J. Goshorn and Larry E. Goshorn, both of Chambersburg; and three grandchildren, Wendy S. Goshorn, Jenna J. Goshorn and Randy J. Goshorn, all of Chambersburg.

She was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Air Hill Brethren in Christ Church, 7041 Cumberland Highway, Chambersburg. The Rev. John L. Bundy and the Rev. Wilbur W. Benner will officiate. Burial will be in Air Hill Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the building fund at Air Hill Brethren in Christ Church, 7041 Cumberland Highway, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Clarence S. Mohn

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Clarence "Soly" S. Mohn, 91, of 996 Mentzer Gap Road, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Sept. 10, 1905, in Glen Furnie, Pa., he was the son of the late Solomon and Elsie Paterson Mohn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Mort Mohn, in 1977.

He retired in 1977 from the Pennsylvania State Forest and Water Service. He had been in general forestry at Macbux Forest for more than 20 years. He also had worked for Chambersburg Construction Corp.

He was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses, Waynesboro.

He is survived by one daughter, Judith Clark of Waynesboro; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., Waynesboro. Elder Thomas Duchaine will officiate. Burial will be in Nunnery Run Cemetery.

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

Gary L. Jessop

Gary Lane Jessop, 52, of 11515 Rock Hill Road, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, in Hagerstown.

Born May 10, 1944, in Williamsport, he was the son of Charles R. "Pete" and Janet M. Garrett Jessop of Williamsport.

He was employed by Duvinage Corp. for 34 years.

He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Phyllis E. Jessop of Hagerstown; one daughter, Julie L. Jessop at home; two sons, Larry L. Jessop of Clear Spring and Staff Sgt. Darren W. Jessop of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; one sister, Lois M. Taylor of Williamsport; one brother, Charles W. Jessop of Smithsburg; three granddaughters; and 33 nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Church. The Rev. W. Gregory Martin will officiate.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The funeral home will be open Thursday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests that memorial donations be made to Zion Evangelical Church, 37 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, Md. 21795.

Vivian R. Mowen

WILLIAMSPORT - Services for Vivian R. Mowen, 82, of 154 N. Artizan St., Twin Oaks, Williamsport, who died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in All Saints Chapel of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown. The Rev. David M. Buchenroth will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

J. Lynn O'Brien

J. Lynn O'Brien, 82, of Hagerstown, who died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, is survived by one stepdaughter, Anna Belle Meyers of Mercersburg, Pa.; and one stepson, Charles E. Snyder of Mercersburg.

Merle N. Swope

Merle Nelson Swope, 86, of 1105 Rose Hill Ave., Hagerstown, who died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, is survived by one sister, Helen Spiker of Hagerstown.

Jack H. Staubs

Jack H. Staubs, 73, of 521 Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 28, 1923, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John H. and Louise Molhouse Staubs.

He was employed by M.P. Moller Organ Co., retiring in 1989 after 35 years.

He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Belle Eversole Staubs; one daughter, Judy A. Brewer of Hagerstown; one son, David L. Staubs of Fairplay; one sister, Delores Brown of Hagerstown; one brother, Samuel Staubs of New Port Ritchie, Fla.; one half sister, Charlotte Staubs of Baltimore; one half brother, Earl Staubs of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Charles E. Blackman will officiate.

Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Gary L. Jessop

WILLIAMSPORT - Gary Lane Jessop, 52, of 11515 Rock Hill Road, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, in Hagerstown.

Born May 10, 1944, in Williamsport, he was the son of Charles R. "Pete" and Janet M. Garrett Jessop of Williamsport.

He was employed by Duvinage Corp. for 34 years.

He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Phyllis E. Pike Jessop of Hagerstown; one daughter, Julie L. Jessop at home; two sons, Larry L. Jessop of Clear Spring and Staff Sgt. Darren W. Jessop of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; one sister, Lois M. Taylor of Williamsport; one brother, Charles W. Jessop of Smithsburg; three granddaughters; and 33 nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. W. Gregory Martin will officiate.

Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The funeral home will be open today after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests that memorial donations be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, Md. 21795.

Harper W. Rotz Jr.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Harper W. Rotz Jr., 56, of 13736 Worleytown Road, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born June 20, 1940, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Catherine E. Klenzing Rotz of Shippensburg, Pa., and the late Harper W. Rotz Sr.

He was employed by London Fog Co., Williamsport. Previously, he worked at Tracy Fashions, Chambersburg, for 22 years.

He was a member of Shippensburg First Church of God.

He also was a member of American Legion Post 373 Greencastle; a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1758, Waynesboro; and Durff-Kuhn VFW Post 6168, Shippensburg, where he was active in the marching unit.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mary E. Kelso Rotz; four daughters, Teresa W. Kyler, Rhoda S. Rotz, and Holly R. Rotz, all of Greencastle, and Michelle D. Deshong of Chambersburg; three sons, Michael A. Rotz and Jeffrey W. Rotz, both of Chambersburg, and James W. Kyler of Greencastle; one sister, Patricia Watson of Shippensburg; two brothers, Robert L. Rotz and Richard A. Rotz, both of Shippensburg; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, 112 W. King St., Shippensburg. The Rev. W. Stanley Darrah will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Greene Township, Pa.

Viewing will be held Friday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Shippensburg First Church of God, 121 E. King St., Shippensburg, Pa. 17257.

Eugene R. Webber

KEEDYSVILLE - Eugene Raymond Webber, 75, of Keedysville, and formerly of Bedford, Pa., died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born April 29, 1921, in Knoxville, Md., he was the son of the late James Graham and Oretta Swope Webber.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Eakle Webber, on April 19, 1994.

He retired as a clerk from the B&O Railroad, Cumberland, Md.

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

He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Bedford, and a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Knoxville.

He is survived by two daughters, Brenda K. Growden of Westernport, Md., and Pamela M. Wilens of Gaithersburg, Md.; one brother, Malcolm J. Webber of Boonsboro; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Knoxville. The Rev. George Harpel will officiate. Burial will be in Reformed Cemetery, Knoxville.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Emma C. Shewbridge

RANSON, W.Va. - Emma Camille Shewbridge, 80, of Ranson and formerly of Garretts Mill, Md., died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson.

Born Nov. 15, 1916, in Weverton, Md., she was the daughter of the late Albert Newton and Florence Virginia Kelbaugh Deaner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Elmer Shewbridge, on July 18, 1987.

She retired as a clerical worker from GEICO Insurance Co., Bethesda, Md.

She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Gapland, Md.

She is survived by three daughters, Joyce A. Bradley of Ranson, Joan K. Shewbridge of Hagerstown and Jean K. Deener of Knoxville, Md.; five sons, James A. Shewbridge of Brunswick, Md., Jerry A. Shewbridge of Ranson, David S. Shewbridge of Kernersville, N.C., Carroll Lamont Shewbridge of Charles Town, W.Va., and Marshall Brent Shewbridge of Andros Island, Bahamas; one sister, Kathleen Hawes of Knoxville; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Gapland. The Rev. Wendell McClellan will officiate. Burial will be in St. Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Brownsville.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 3346 Gapland Road, Gapland, Md. 21758.

Paul Garrett

CHESTNUT HILL, W.Va. - Paul "Doc" Garrett, 77, of Chestnut Hill, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Shenandoah Nursing Home, Ranson, W.Va.

Born May 2, 1919, in Chestnut Hill, he was the son of the late Clyde and Georgia Virginia Hawk Garrett.

He retired as a truck driver from the Virginia Department of Highways, Hillsboro, Va.

He attended Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948, Charles Town, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marjorie Pomeroy Garrett; five daughters, Naomi Costello of Summit Point, W.Va., Reba Presgraves of Berryville, Va., Aretta Cook of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Barbara Painter of Charles Town and Janet Stouts of Brunswick, Md.; three sons, Dale Woodward of Paeonian Springs, Va., Henry Woodward of Inwood, W.Va., and Calvin Woodward of Chester, Va.; one sister, Rosetta Talton of Harpers Ferry; one brother, Melvin Piper of Harpers Ferry; 32 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Elizabeth Leake; one son, Amos Woodward III; one sister, Myrtle Wilt; and one brother, Charles Garrett.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church, Chestnut Hill. The Rev. Henry L. Fisher and the Rev. James Boyce will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg, W.Va.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Blue Ridge Fire Co., Route 1, Box 740, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. 25425.

Lanna C. Carbaugh

THURMONT, Md. - Lanna Clifton "Cliff" Carbaugh, 88, of Thurmont, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Frederick Health Care Center, Frederick, Md.

Born May 30, 1908, in Thurmont, he was the son of the late Nicholas June and Millie Emma Fogle Carbaugh.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances W. Carbaugh, on June 3, 1970.

He owned and operated a bicycle and small motor repair shop prior to his retirement.

He was a former member of the Episcopal Church.

He was a fisherman.

He is survived by one brother, Seymour H. Carbaugh of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Johano C. Fisher, Julia C. Fisher and Ethel C. Devilbiss; and four brothers, Oscar M. Smith, Joseph Carbaugh, Bradley Carbaugh and Wally Carbaugh.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Robert E. Daily & Son Funeral Home, 615 E. Main St., Thurmont. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Thurmont.

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

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

John K. Smeltzer Jr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - John K. "Skeeter" Smeltzer Jr., 39, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at his home.

Born May 27, 1957, in Martinsburg, he was the son of John K. and Phyllis James Smeltzer Sr. of Martinsburg.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandmother, Hilda K. Brown, of Martinsburg; and aunts and uncles.

Services and burial are private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Bernadette S. Keckler

Bernadette Susan Keckler, 97, of 1183 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born Aug. 7, 1899, in Gettysburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John S. and Alice McCleaf Bowling.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Keckler, in 1974.

She retired from the Porter Chemical Co. She also had been employed by Maryland Fabricating and Hagerstown Rubber Co.

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

She is survived by one daughter, Dorene M. Kershner of Hagerstown; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Anne G. Everhart; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. George A. Limmer will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 226 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Edna G. Turner

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Edna G. Turner, 80, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Care Haven of Berkeley Nursing Home.

Born March 21, 1917, in Stanley, Va., she was the daughter of the late William P. and Lizzie Lucas Hilliard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Abraham G. Turner.

She retired from Corning Glass Works.

She was a member of the Berean Assembly of God Church, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ellen Shade of Fredericksburg, Va., and Wanda J. Dodson of Inwood, W.Va.; three sons, Millard F. Turner of Shepherdstown, and Gary W. Turner and Ronald E. Turner, both of Martinsburg; two sisters, Lillian Billmyer of Fredericksburg and Dorothy May of Shepherdstown; one brother, Louis W. Hilliard of Martinsburg; 14 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Charles E. Turner and Ralph G. Turner; two sisters, Eva Hockman and Aileese Mongan; and six brothers, Oliver Hilliard, Leo Hilliard, Lloyd Hilliard, George Hilliard, William Hilliard and Herman Hilliard.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Raymond E. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

James W. Faulkwell

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - James W. "Wes" Faulkwell, 81, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Sept. 24, 1915, in Hedgesville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Wesley W. and Bertha Beard Faulkwell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Theresa Miller Faulkwell.

He retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg.

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

He is survived by two daughters, Elsie Elizabeth Sanders and Helen "Pat" Files, both of Martinsburg; one son, James W. Faulkwell II of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; one sister, Ann Blair of Dundalk, Md.; one brother, George Faulkwell of Martinsburg; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Theresa Files; four sisters, Mabel Richards, Helen Stokes, Edna O'Roke and Nellie Dorsey; and three brothers, Roy Faulkwell, Harry Faulkwell and Charles Faulkwell.

Services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Burial, with military graveside services by Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW and Berkeley Post 14, American Legion, will be in Hedgesville Cemetery.

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

Helen E. Lewis

SANTA ROSA, Calif. - Helen E. Lewis, 84, of Friends House, 684 Benicia Drive, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, at her home.

Born in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Christian and Elvira Miller Wright.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Lewis, in 1993.

She was a 1931 graduate of Westtown School, Westtown, Pa. She was a 1935 graduate of Hood College, Frederick, Md.

She was active in First Methodist Church, Somerville, N.J., before moving to the Friends House in Santa Rosa.

She is survived by two sons, Douglas E. Lewis of Minneapolis and Charles Stanley Lewis of Washington, D.C.; one brother, Douglas S. Wright of Hagerstown and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Jean E. Flattery; and one brother, Frederick C. Wright Jr.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 12, 1997, at the Friends House. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Friends House, Attn: Mike Mcmanus, 684 Benicia Drive, Santa Rosa, Calif. 95409.

Arrangements were handled by Neptune Society of Northern California.

Richard W. Souders

Richard Wayne Souders, 71, of 11830 Patrick Road, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 7, 1925, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Nathan Jesse and Catherine B. Zimmerman Souders Sr.

He was employed by M.P. Moller for 44 years until his retirement.

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

He was a member of First Baptist Church, where he was president of the Senior Adult Choir and Friendship Class. He was a former trustee of the church.

He also was a member of Dixon-Troxell Post 211 Funkstown American Legion and past president of AFL-CIO Local 21108.

He is survived by his wife, M. Louise Souders; two brothers, Nathan Jesse Souders Jr. of Keedysville and Howard B. Souders of Hagerstown; nine nieces, and five nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Jane Souders, Betty J. Raicih, Dorothy Jones and Marie Ruck.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., North Hagerstown. The Rev. Eddie Blackman will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 15 High St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Claude B. Truax Sr.

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Claude B. "Turk" Truax Sr., 59, of Route 1, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born March 3, 1938, in Warfordsburg, he was the son of Gladys M. Miller Truax of McConnellsburg and the late Howard A. Truax.

He was a self-employed truck driver.

He was a member of Amaranth Church of the Brethren, Warfordsburg. He attended Pleasant Grove Christian Church, Needmore, Pa.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Darlene L. Carson Truax, whom he married June 16, 1958; one daughter, Tammy S. Steiner of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; one son, Claude B. Truax Jr., at home; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Angie L. Truax; two half sisters, Hilda Mellott and Josephine DeShong; and one half brother, Boyd Truax.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Christian Church. The Rev. Denver Plessinger and the Rev. Frank Teeter will officiate. Burial will be in Amaranth Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Warfordsburg.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The family also will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Christian Church Building Fund, RR 1, Box 586, Warfordsburg, Pa. 17267; Amaranth Church of the Brethren Building Fund, c/o Sherman Carson, RD 2, Warfordsburg, Pa. 17267; or the American Cancer Society, Fulton County Unit, 821 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, Pa. 17233.

Roy S. Hays

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Roy S. Hays, 86, of 334 E. Catherine St., died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg.

Born April 2, 1910 in Mercersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late William and Beulah May Eshelman Hays.

He was employed by the former Richard Textiles, now Hoffman Mills Inc., Shippensburg, Pa., retiring in 1972 after 32 years. He subsequently worked at Printaway, Chambersburg.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Chambersburg, where he was a member of the Men's Bible Class and served as a church usher and a greeter.

He is survived by his wife of more than 65 years, Mary Coffman Hays; one daughter, Evelyn Hays Guldin of Chambersburg; one son, William J. Hays of Severn, Md.; two sisters, Lillian Shrader and Elmira C. Hays, both of Chambersburg; and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Gladys Hays.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Donald C. Nolder will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

Friends may call Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 225 S. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Mary P.M. Good

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mary Pauline McKenzie Good, 77, of 112 Fairview Ave., died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 15, 1920, in Fayetteville, she was the daughter of the late Leslie A. and Mary C. Fleck McKenzie.

She was a 1938 graduate of Chambersburg High School, Chambersburg, Pa. She attended Chambersburg Business College for two years, and took executive secretarial courses.

She was employed by J.J. Newberry Department Store; was a secretary for attorney George Black for two years; was a secretary for Glenn Benedict for two years, all in Chambersburg. She also worked as a billing clerk and cashier at United Telephone Co., Chambersburg, from 1940 to 1944. She also taught piano and organ.

She was a member of Fayetteville Lutheran Church until 1950, where she taught Sunday school and played the organ and piano for Sunday school and church. Upon moving to Waynesboro, she became a member of Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, where she was a deaconess from 1952 to the present. She was pianist for the Sunday school class for many years and was a member of the Christian Homebuilders Sunday School Class.

She was a member of South Chapter 2799 AARP and the National AARP.

She is survived by her husband, H. Willard Good, whom she married on June 17, 1944; and one son, Darwin Eugene Good of Waynesboro.

Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Waynesboro Church of the Brethren. Pastor Paul Holsey and Pastor Brent K. Driver will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 117 S. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

George E. Taylor

HANCOCK - George Edward Taylor, 65, of West High Street, and formerly of Baltimore, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born Aug. 18, 1931, in Baltimore, he was the son of Helen Pearl Robinson Taylor of Warfordsburg, Pa., and the late Benjamin Franklin Taylor.

He retired in 1992 from his job as a pressman for the Washington County Board of Education.

He was of the Catholic faith.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Gloria Lee Grim Taylor; one daughter, Susan Lynn Taylor of Hancock; and two brothers, Gilbert Ronald Taylor of Warfordsburg and Wilbur Clarence Taylor of Baltimore.

A Mass will be offered on Monday, April 7, 1997, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Hancock. The Rev. George W. Glick will officiate.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.

Betty J. Armstrong

WILLIAMSPORT - Betty Jane Armstrong, 68, of Homewood Retirement Center, and formerly of 17521 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at the center.

Born April 16, 1928, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George H. and Dessie A. Blubaugh Harmon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Daniel Armstrong Sr., in 1995.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the United Brethren faith.

She is survived by two sisters, Pauline E. Summers and Anna D. Heckman, both of Chambersburg, Pa; two brothers, Brinton E. Harmon of Midland, Mich., and Harold G. Harmon of Pensacola, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ada Miller and Armatha Besecker; three brothers, Joseph Harmon, Robert Harmon and Earl S. Harmon; and one half brother, Raymond Blubaugh.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport. Pastor Gregory L. Miller Sr. will officiate.

Friends may call Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.


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