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Jane C. Davidson

Jane Clark Davidson, 85, of 937 St. Clair St. Hagerstown, and formerly of Yonkers, N.Y., died Thursday, March 27, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center.

Born Feb. 26, 1912, in Yonkers, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late David H. and Marion Miller Clark.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Davidson, in 1974.

She retired in 1976 from the Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxsville, N.Y., where she was a member of the admissions staff.

She was a member of Haven Lutheran Church where she sang in the adult choir. She served as an organist and choir director while living in New York.

She was a 10-year charter member and past president of the Haven Road Senior Citizens Club, a former member of AARP and director of the A.A.R. Pets.

She is survived by one daughter, Leslie D. Hobbs of Hagerstown, one sister, Marjorie Geekie of Stone Mountain, Ga., and two grandsons, David Hobbs of Bridgewater, N.J., and Paul Hobbs of Charlotte, N.C.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. The Rev. Torben Aarsand will officiate. Burial will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. N., Hagerstown, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

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

Richard K. McNeil

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Richard K. McNeil, 61, of 7839 Anthony Highway, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Delores Ann McNeil.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Waldon L. Hays

BOONSBORO - Waldon Lee Hays, 79, of Reeders Memorial Home, and formerly of 128 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 18, 1917, in Tilghmanton, Md., he was the son of the late William and Minnie Showe Hays.

He was employed by Standard Building Systems, Point of Rocks, Md., until his retirement. He also had been employed by the New York Central Iron Works, now Maryland Metals, for 33 years.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II in the European Theater. He received a certificate of merit, Good Conduct Medal with clasp; American Defense Service Medal; American Theater Service Ribbon; European-African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon; and the World War II Victory Ribbon.

He attended Otterbein United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Violet Andrews Hays; three daughters, Sharon Row of Sykesville, Md., Cynthia Younkins of Keedysville and Christine King of Hagerstown; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by sisters and brothers.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison 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.

Robert A. Edwards

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Robert Allen Edwards, 55, of 112 Overhill Drive, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Menno Haven Nursing Home, Chambersburg.

Born Aug. 8, 1941, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Dwight M. and Violet Ackerson Edwards.

He attended Chambersburg schools and graduated in 1960 from Mercersburg Academy. He graduated from Allegheny College, Meadeville, Pa., in 1964 and from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1968.

He owned and operated a dental practice in Chambersburg until his retirement in 1986.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he served from 1968 to 1972 as a dental officer. 

He was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Spiegel Edwards, whom he married on June 13, 1964; one daughter, Michelle Kiersarsky of Richmond, Va.; one son, Steven R. Edwards of Reinholds, Pa.; two sisters, Elaine Davis and Carol Butz, both of Chambersburg; one brother, D. Gerald Edwards of St. Thomas, Pa., and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 1811 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg. The Rev. Stephen W. Kauffman will officiate. 

There will be no public viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers, and suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or Menno Haven Inc., 1427 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa.

Anna E.S. Baer

QUINCY, Pa. - Anna Elizabeth Socks Baer, 90, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 223 Cleveland Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., died Thursday, March, 27, 1997, at the home.

Born Dec. 20, 1906, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Jacob F. and Mary F. Preston Socks Sr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harris W. Baer Sr., on Aug. 10, 1968. They were married on June 3, 1925.

She was employed as a seasonal worker at fruit packing companies.

She was a member of Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church, Tomstown, Pa., the Ladies Bible Class and the Women's Missionary Fellowship Committee.

She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Mae DeWalt of Chambersburg, Pa.; seven sons, Robert D. Baer of Mont Alto, Pa., John O. Baer of Mercersburg, Pa., Chester E. Baer Sr., Charles O. Baer Sr., Earl C. Baer Sr., Dale R. Baer Sr. and James E. Baer, all of Waynesboro; two sisters, Mary Ellen Trobaugh of Waynesboro and Lois Wagaman of Chambersburg; two brothers, Henry Socks of Tomstown and John E. Socks of Five Forks, Pa.; 38 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary E. Barnhart; one son, Harris W. Baer; two sisters, Catherine Vanino and Carrie Vanino; four brothers, Jacob F. Socks Jr., Hubert Socks, Samuel Socks and Preston Socks; one grandson, Robert DeWalt Jr.; an infant granddaughter, Catherine Barnhart; twin great-granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church. The Rev. Irvin T. Shultz will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

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

Catherine M. Sprekelmeyer

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Catherine Mary Sprekelmeyer, 83, of Kearneysville, died Thursday, March 27, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born July 19, 1913, in Covington, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Seiler Osseforth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Sprekelmeyer, in 1966.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town, and the Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, Chula Vista, Calif. She was president of Deanery Council for Catholic Women.

She was a former den mother of Boy Scout Troop 835, Chula Vista.

She is survived by one daughter, Kathleen M. Kelleher of Kearneysville; two sons, Edward Robert Sprekelmeyer of Chula Vista and Robert Joseph Sprekelmeyer of Helena, Mont.; three sisters, Mary M. Mueller, Julia T. Osseforth and Elizabeth Woerman, all of Fort Mitchell, Ky.; 24 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five nieces and three nephews.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Barbara D. Moore and Juliana C. Taylor; and one brother, Joseph Osseforth.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. Bert Valdes will be celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, San Diego.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to St. James Catholic Church, P.O. Box 370, Charles Town, W.Va. 25414; or The Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 1245 4th Ave., Chula Vista, Calif. 91911-3012.

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

Doris M. Eby

WILLIAMSPORT - Doris M. Eby, 48, of 14256 Clear Spring Road, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Born Nov. 18, 1948, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Reuben H. and Edna S. Martin Eby Jr.

She was a member of Clear Spring Mennonite Church, Clear Spring.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years, C. Lester Eby; five daughters, Karen L. Diller of Chambersburg, Pa., Diane L. Strite of Williamsport, Brenda L. Martin of Manchester, Ky., Darlis L. Eby and Fonda L. Eby, both at home; three sons, Carl L. Eby of Port-de-Paix, Haiti, Kevin L. Eby and Arvin L. Eby, both at home; four sisters, Rebecca M. Horst and Elizabeth M. Martin, both of Hagerstown, Miriam M. Tucker of Clearville, Pa., and Catherine M. Lehman of Everett, Pa.; two brothers, Benjamin Eby of Hagerstown and Seth Eby of Maugansville; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday at 9:30 am. at Reiffs Mennonite Church near Cearfoss. Bishop Reuben Martin, Bishop Darrel Martin, Bishop Glenn Martin and Deacon Jonas Eby will officiate. Burial will be in Clear Spring Mennonite Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Clear Spring Mennonite Church, Clear Spring Road, Md. 68, Clear Spring; and one hour prior to the service at Reiffs Mennonite Church.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, Pa.

Carroll James Jr.

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Carroll James Jr., 60, a disc jockey who claimed to have introduced America to the Beatles in 1963, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring. He had cancer.

Born in Frederick, Md., he was the son of Carroll and Margaret James of Frederick. He grew up in Hagerstown. 

He attended Hagerstown high school.

A graduate of Princeton University, he earned a bachelor's degree in political science.

He worked for Hagerstown radio station WJEJ while in high school. While in college, he was a performer and program director at the campus radio station WPRU. He also worked for WCTC in New Brunswick, N.J.

During the summers of 1955 and 1956, he was a relief announcer for WRC in Washington. He also worked as a disc jockey for radio station WMAL in Washington and for WBAL in Baltimore. He worked full time for WTAR radio in Norfolk, Va., before moving to Washington to work at WWDC.

While working as a disc jockey at WWDC radio, he had a flight attendant bring him from England a copy of the record "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles.

He aired the record on Dec. 17, 1963, 10 days ahead of its official release by Capitol Records.

In 1969, he became a freelance announcer. He made public service spots for the Agriculture Department and the Voice of America and voiced radio commercials, film scripts and political campaigns.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.

He was a member of Christ Congregational Church in Silver Spring.

He also was a member of the Princeton Club.

He was on the board of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. He was a member of the Silver Spring Redevelopment Advisory Board that evaluated the proposed America Dream mall for downtown Silver Spring.

In 1994, he wrote, produced and narrated a video on "The H&F Railway, Trolleys Through the Heart of Maryland."

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Elizabeth M. "Betty" James; two daughters, Christine James Guelcher and Lauren James, both of Bethesda, Md.; and one sister, Martha Nichols of Jarrettsville, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to Camp Friendship, Carol Jean Cancer Foundation Inc., 951 Pershing Drive, Silver Spring, Md. 20901; Metropolitan Washington Ear Inc., 35 University Blvd., East, Silver Spring, Md. 20901; or to Childrens Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 91896, Washington, D.C. 20090.

Arrangements are by Collins Funeral Home, Silver Spring.

Emma J. Merritt

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - Emma "Emmy" James Merritt, 22, of Pompano Beach and formerly of Kearneysville, W.Va., died Feb. 24, 1997.

Born Sept. 8, 1974, in Ranson, W.Va., she was the daughter of David James of Hagerstown and Barbara James of Martinsburg, W.Va.

She attended North Jefferson Elementary School, Kearneysville. She was a graduate of South Hagerstown High School. She was a student at a community college and was employed as a pharmacy technician.

She attended First Baptist Church of Pompano Beach. She was a member of Grace Reformed United Church of Christ, Kearneysville.

She is survived by her husband, Spencer Merritt; one daughter, Gabrielle Emily Merritt; one son, Nathan Scott Merritt; one sister, Vicki James of Burkittsville, Md.; four brothers, Josh James of Hagerstown, Robert S. Hiltner of Mt. Airy, Md., Donald A. Hiltner of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Sam G. Hiltner of Frederick, Md.; maternal grandparents, Robert and Juanita Davis of Halltown, W.Va., and paternal grandparents, George and Emma James of Jefferson, Md.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. at Grace Reformed United Church of Christ, W.Va. 480, Kearneysville. The Rev. Jeff Shanaberger will officiate.

Fellowship reception will follow in the Educational Building.

Richard W. Souders

Richard Wayne Souders, 71, of 11830 Patrick Road, Hagerstown, who died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Mahler.

Grover S. Smith Jr.

SMITHSBURG - Grover C. Smith Jr., 72, of Pleasant Valley Road, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at his home.

Born July 31, 1924, in Pleasant Valley, he was the son of the late Grover C. and K. Pearl Lewis Smith Sr.

His wife, Betty J. Shaffer Smith, died in 1994.

He was employed by Frick Co. in Waynesboro, Pa., Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, Rouzerville Fabrication, and Lynn Fabrication in Hagerstown.

He was a self-employed sawmill operator and sold produce at Hagerstown City Market.

He was a member of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church.

He is survived by one daughter, Martha J. Reh of Manassas, Va.; one son, Dennis C. Smith of Emmitsburg, Md.; one sister, Elva Mae Dress of Chambersburg, Pa.; one brother, Ivan L. Smith of Smithsburg; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Elvin Ray Smith.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church in Smithsburg. The Rev. John W. Schildt and the Rev. Robert E. Timmons will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

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

Vernie M. Newbraugh

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Vernie Mae Newbraugh, 73, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born May 4, 1923, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Willard G. and Ivy Bohrer Merchant.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Foster D. Newbraugh.

She was employed by Perfection Garment Co., until her retirement.

She was a member of Pikeside United Methodist Church and its Loyalty Class.

She is survived by two daughters, Roxena K. Frye of Inwood, W.Va., and Kala T. Spiker of Martinsburg; one sister, Rosalie Graham of Berkeley Springs; two brothers, Ralph Merchant of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Detral Merchant of Martinsburg; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Eveline Taylor.

Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Michael G. Marsh will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

The family suggest memorial donations be made to Pikeside United Methodist Church, 100 Paynes Ford Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Franklin R. Wagner

Franklin Robert Wagner, 78, of 11 S. Walnut St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Colton Villa Nursing Home.

Born Jan. 25, 1919, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late George Ignatius and Mary Rose Knodle Wagner.

He was a farmer with Harshman Farms in Myersville, Md., for 30 years.

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

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

He is survived by three sisters, Sister Valeria of School Sisters of Notre Dame, St. Pius X, Baltimore, and Nathalie E. Spielman and Regina C. Haerer, both of Hagerstown; and one brother, George A. Wagner of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Edward L. Wagner, Paul A. Wagner, Thomas B. Wagner and Joseph G. Wagner.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Monsignor Robert S. Passarelli as 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, where prayers will be recited at 8:45 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Colton Villa Nursing Home, Recreation Fund, 750 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

William A. Green Jr.

William Adam Green Jr., 62, of 12205 Delwood Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at his home.

Born Oct. 2, 1934, in Frostburg, Md., he was the son of the late William Adam Sr. and Mary Veronica Clupp Green.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Constance Robinson Green, in 1994.

He was employed by CSX Transportation, retiring after 37 years.

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

He was of the Catholic faith.

He was a member of Cumberland Red Men; American Legion; Eagles; and VFW.

He is survived by three daughters, Catherine Rita Gallagher, and Rose Marie Martin and Annie Joy Figgins, both of Hagerstown; one son, Thomas William Green of Cumberland, Md.; one sister, Margaret Elliott of Baltimore; one brother, George Lohman; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., North Hagerstown. The Rev. Jack N. Fullen will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Robert W. Kelley

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Robert W. Kelley, 63, of 3148 Lincoln Way East, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at his home.

Born Feb. 22, 1934, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Clyde C. and Roberta A. Baer Kelley.

His wife, Irene Kessinger Kelley, died in 1992.

He was employed as a systems analyst at Letterkenny Army Depot for 3712 years, retiring in 1988.

A veteran of the Korean War, he served with the U.S. Navy.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was an honorary life member and past commander of Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, Chambersburg; past commander of the 22nd District of American Legions of Pennsylvania; a life member of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, Chambersburg; a life member of Chambersburg Club; and a member and past Chef DeGare of Voiture 509 Forty et Eight, Franklin County, Pa.

He also was a member of Military Order of Cooties, Pup Tent 72, Chambersburg; National AARP; General James Chambers Lodge 801, F&AM; Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Valley Forest 145, Shippensburg, Pa.; and Harrisburg Consistory, Harrisburg, Pa.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary L. Picking of Marion, Pa., and Donna F. Zelwak of Marlton, N.J.; two sons, Gregory A. Kelley of Orrtanna, Pa., and Benjamin G. DeHart of Fayetteville; one brother, Thomas C. Kelley of Chambersburg; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Arthur Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg.

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

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

George B. Staup

BARTON, Md. - George B. "Husky" Staup, 83, of Walnut Hill Road, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Born March 9, 1914, in Lonaconing, Md., he was the son of the late James Staup and Grace Waddell Staup.

He was a former employee at Allegany Ballistics. He also worked at Waddell Mines, tended bar for Goodwill Fire Co. and worked in the sheriff's office of Allegany County for 23 years, retiring in 1978 as a captain.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was a member of Goodwill Fire Co., Lonaconing; George's Creek Valley 161 AF&AM Masonic Lodge, Lonaconing; Loyal Order of Moose 348, Frostburg, Md.; Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 245, Cumberland, Md.; United Commercial Travelers 179, Cumberland; and Senior Citizens of Barton.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eva M. Clark Staup; one daughter, Jo Ann M. McCabe of Hagerstown; one son, George Lewis Staup of Hagerstown; two sisters, Margaret "Peg" Vinci of Nikap, Md., and Betty Robeson of Westminster, Md.; one granddaughter; one grandson; one stepgranddaughter; one stepgreat-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Gladys Burkett, Anna Johnson, Edith Wiebrecht and Edna Cameron; and three brothers, James Staup, Leslie Staup and Galen Staup.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home in Lonaconing. The Rev. John S. Park will officiate. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Moscow Mills, Md.

Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where Goodwill Fire Co. will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m., and George's Creek Valley 161 AF&AM will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Westernport Rescue Squad, or Barton United Methodist Church.

Anna M. F. Stum

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Anna M. Files Stum, 86, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Aug. 7, 1910, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John William Files and Eleanor Camel Hudspith. Her parents died when she was young, and she was raised by the late Jacob Statten and Amanda Crane Files.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy A. Stum.

She was employed by Perfection Garment Co. She also had been employed by the Maryland School for the Deaf, Frederick, Md.

She is survived by nieces and nephews; and a close friend, Mary Aikens of Martinsburg.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Ido Way Files; and three brothers, William Files, Jacob Files and Fred W. Files; one half sister, Mable Files; and one half brother, John Bruce Hudspith.

Services will be held Saturday at 9:15 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Eddie H. Edmonds will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Eleanor I. Hop

Eleanor Irene Hop, 82, of Clearview Nursing Home, and formerly of Phoenix, died Thursday, March 27, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born March 15, 1915, in Mount Clemens, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Gladys Moore Forton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald H. Hop, in 1988.

She is survived by one daughter, Marilyn J. Forrester of Hagerstown; one son, David D. Hop of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Alameda Curtis; and one brother, John Forton.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Jack H. Staubs

Jack H. Staubs, 73, of 521 Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown, who died Wednesday, March 26, was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Europe during World War II.

Isabelle K. Dick

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Isabelle K. Dick, 79, of Route 6, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born July 17, 1917, in Charles Town, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Bertie Ott Kidwiler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burley A. Dick.

She retired from Crown Cork & Seal.

She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church at Uvilla.

She was an avid quilter and seamstress.

She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Petrucci of Martinsburg; one brother, Wade Kidwiler of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; two great-grandchildren, Tony J. Petrucci and Andrea C. Kackley; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Burley A. Dick Jr.; four sisters, Sarah Childs, Florence Griffith, Louise Kidwiler and Virginia Kidwiler; and three brothers, Adam Kidwiler, Calvin Kidwiler and Charles Kidwiler.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Thomas C. Jacoby will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

The family suggests memorial donations be made to St. James Lutheran Church, Shepherdstown, W.Va. 25443.

Roger L. Brady

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Roger Lee Brady, 94, of Route 1, died Thursday, March 27, 1997, at his home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born July 26, 1902, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late John Miller and Virginia Belle Sencindiver Brady.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Small Brady.

He was a dairy farmer, retiring after 60 years. A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War I.

He was a member of Mt. Wesley United Methodist Church.

He is survived by four daughters, Ethel Brady LeMaster of Charles Town, W.Va., Louise Brady Russell of Middleway, W.Va., Clara Brady Staubs of Ridgeland, S.C., and Barbara Brady Henderson of Kearneysville, W.Va.; three sons, James M. Brady of Berkeley Station, W.Va., Robert L. Brady and Carlton H. Brady, both of Shepherdstown; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and one niece.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Vivian Elaine Brady, and three brothers, Roy Lemon Brady, Eugene Madison Brady and James Peter Brady.

Services will be held Monday at 11 am. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Harry A. Grimes and the Rev. Lester A. Kisner will officiate. Burial will be in New Norborne Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 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, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Earl E. Stoey

STATE LINE, Pa. - Earl E. Stoey, 64, of 762 Redwood Drive, died Thursday, March 27, 1997, at his home.

Born Jan. 25, 1933, in Scotland, Pa., he was the son of Edgar L. Stoey of Chambersburg, Pa., and the late Esther M. Deardorff Stoey.

He was employed as a salesman by Fuller Brush Co. and Amway Products. He retired in 1995 from the Good Humor/Breyer Ice Cream Co., Hagerstown, after 912 years of service.

He attended Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa.

He was a member of the National AARP.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife of 45 years, M. Jane Franklin Stoey; three daughters, Earlene J. Rhinehart and Darlene F. Akers, both of Greencastle, and Sheila S. Martell of Hagerstown; six sons, Carl D. Stoey and Roger L. Stoey, both of Fayetteville, Pa., Randy A. Stoey Sr. of Greencastle, Kevin M. Stoey of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Timothy R. Stoey of Hagerstown and Richard J. Stoey of Waynesboro, Pa.; one brother, the Rev. Richard D. Stoey of Richmond Furnace, Pa.; a granddaughter who resided with him, Jessica M. Stoey; 27 other grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Earl Stoey Jr., in 1984 and one grandson, Zachary Stoey, in 1986.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. J. Herman Fisler will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Grace Bible Church, 2327 Hoffman Road, Greencastle, Pa.; or Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Joseph J. Rzesutock

NEWBURG, Pa. - James J. Rzesutock, 82, of 8250 Newburg Road, died Friday, March 28, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born July 25, 1914, in DuBois, Pa., he was the son of the late Michael and Sophie Niziol Rzeszutek.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Rzesutock.

He was employed as a systems analyst by the federal government.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II.

He is survived by one niece and four nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper, Va. 

There will be no public viewing or visitation. Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Robert W. Kelley

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Robert W. Kelley, 63, of 3148 Lincoln Way East, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, was preceded in death by one daughter, Joan L. Rubert, and one sister.

James R. Miller Jr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - James R. Miller Jr., 78, of 18 Garber St., died Friday, March 28, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Aug. 17, 1918, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late James R. and Apha Jones Miller Sr.

He was a 1936 graduate of Fannettsburg High School.

He was employed as a tool and dye machinist apprentice by Chambersburg Engineering. He was later employed by Fairchild Aircraft Manufacturing, Hagerstown. He drove trucks out of Chambersburg for Horns Motor Express, retiring in 1980 after 20 years of service.

He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Germany.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Chambersburg.

He was a life member of Franklin Fire Co., Chambersburg; Franklin Fire Co., Chambersburg; Charles Nitterhouse VFW, Post 1599; and the Chambersburg Fire Police.

He is survived by his wife whom he married Sept. 26, 1945, Mary Grace Palmer Miller; two sons, Michael L. Miller of Mont Alto, Pa., and Alan R. Miller of Chambersburg; and three granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Janet Weaver.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the chapel of the First Lutheran Church, 43 W. Washington St., Chambersburg. The Rev. Karen S. Minnich will officiate.

There will be no public viewing. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematory, Waynesboro, Pa.

Emma J. Merritt

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - Memorial services for Emma "Emmy" James Merritt, 22, of Pompano Beach and formerly of Kearneysville, W.Va., who died Feb. 24, 1997, will be held Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m. at Grace Reformed United Church of Christ, W.Va. 480, Kearneysville.

The Rev. Jeff Shanaberger will officiate.

A fellowship reception will follow in the Educational Building.

Herman E. Beeler

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Herman E. Beeler, 81, of 211-A Elder Ave., died Friday, March 28, 1997, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Born May 28, 1915, in Lemasters, Pa., he was the son of the late William S. and Etta Zeger Beeler.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma I. Monn Beeler, on Feb. 12, 1994. They were married Aug. 2, 1946.

He was employed for a number of years by the Western Maryland Railroad. He was the owner and operator of the Pennsylvania Lunch Restaurant, Waynesboro, for 20 years. He worked for the Civil Engineer Corps in Tionesta, Pa., retiring in 1972 after 12 years of service.

He was a five-year veteran of the U.S. Army who served during World War II in the European Theater.

He was a member of Eagles Club Inc., Waynesboro. He was associated with the Waynesboro Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda C. Hockenberry; two sisters, Edna Dietrich of Hagerstown and Hazel Blattenberger of Lemasters, Pa.; three brothers, Kenneth Beeler of Wadsworth, Ohio, Marvin Beeler of Lemasters and Donald Beeler of Fort Loudon, Pa.; one granddaughter; one grandson; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Glenn W. Beeler, in November 1984.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard L. Thorp will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Quincy Township, Pa.

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

Dora M.W. Payne

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Dora Marguerette Wilson Payne, 86, of Integrated Health Services of West Virginia, and formerly of Manassas, Va., died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Nov. 12, 1910, in Lignite, N.D., she was the daughter of the late John A. and Olive Sophia Hanson Wilson.

She was employed as a registered nurse in numerous hospitals in the Washington, D.C., area and the American Red Cross.

She was a veteran of the U.S. Army Nurses Corps.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

She was a member of the Virginia and Maryland chapters of the American Nurses Association.

She is survived by cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services and burial will be private at Arlington National Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Jefferson Funeral Home, Ranson, W.Va.

Harold P.G.H. Thomas

ANNANDALE, Va. - Harold P.G.H. Thomas, 79, of Annandale, died Feb. 25, 1997, at Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Va.

He was born in Logan, W.Va. He lived his early life in Hagerstown.

He attended Hagerstown High School. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland. He received his master's degree in history and economics from American University, Washington, D.C.

He was employed by Potomac Edison. He authored books in Japanese for Japanese businessmen on the teaching of English and American business language and customs. He was a professor of economics at Northern Virginia Community College for five years. He served on the faculty at Montgomery College since 1978.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force on Jan. 3, 1942. He served in Japan from 1948 to 1951 and again from 1958 to 1961. He commanded the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, from 1961 to 1966.

He was assigned as deputy chief of staff of Air Force Logistics Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, from 1966 to 1969. He retired from the Air Force in 1972 after serving as commandant of Inter-American Air Force Academy in Panama. His decorations included three Legions of Merit. He retired from the military as a colonel, and settled in the Washington, D.C., area.

He is survived by his wife, Mabel Thomas; two daughters, Tonya Finton of Silver Spring, Md., and Olivia Schirrmeister of Houston; one brother, Clifford Thomas of Hagerstown; and five grandchildren.

Robert A. Zimmerman

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Robert Andrew "Raz" Zimmerman, 71, of 500 Clayton Ave., died Thursday, March 27, 1997, at the home of his daughter, Barbara Bowersox.

Born Dec. 5, 1925, in Fredericksburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Warren E. and Lottie Werner Zimmerman.

He was a 1942 graduate of Fredericksburg High School. He received his bachelor of science degree in music education from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa., in 1948. He received his master's degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1950.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he served as an ensign in the Pacific Theater from 1944 to 1946.

He was employed by the Port Royal School District from January to June, 1948. He was then employed as a music director by the Highspire School District from 1948 to 1950. He began a 32-year teaching career at Waynesboro Area School District in 1950. He served as head of the music department for 32 years and was band director from 1950 to 1975. He was an elementary vocal music teacher until his retirement in 1982.

He was a member of Waynesboro Presbyterian Church, where he served as choir director for 35 years. He had been choir director emeritus since 1985. He held various positions in the church such as elder, clerk of session, Sunday school superintendent and Sunday school teacher. He also had been the choir director of the Olivet Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, Pa., from 1946 to 1950.

He was a member of the PA Music Educators Association, where he served as president from 1970 to 1972. He was past president of the Southern District of PEMA and served as the president of the Eastern Division of the Music Educators National Conference from 1976 to 1978. He was on the board of directors of the Waynesboro Area Community Concert Association from 1951 to 1991. He was a member of Phi Beta Mu (National School Bandmaster Fraternity); a life member of Franklin County Chapter of Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees; a member of Acacia Lodge 586 F&AM; Ancient Scottish Rite; and National AARP. He was a former member of the Rotary Club where he was song leader; Zembo Temple AAONMS; and the Waynesboro Tennis Association.

He served as guest conductor for county and district band festivals and on the Bicentinennial Board for J.C. Penny Co. in 1975.

In 1977, he received the Lebanon Valley College Alumni Citation for distinguished service in music.

In addition to his daughter, he is survived by his wife, whom he married June 12, 1948, Sarah Koury Zimmerman; one son, Dr. Robert R. Zimmerman of Waynesboro; three sisters, Thelma Shearer of Robertsdale, Pa., Mary Jane Sattazahn of Denver, Pa., and Patricia Zimmerman of Slippery Rock, Pa.; three brothers, James Zimmerman of Fredericksburg, Pa., Edward Zimmerman of New York City and Frederick Zimmerman of Lebanon, Pa.; and eight grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Charles Jessen will officiate.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Presbyterian Church, 101 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268; YMCA, 810 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268; or Total Life Center, c/o Waynesboro Hospital, 51 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Mary E. Lucas

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mary Elizabeth Lucas, 43, of Menno Haven Inc. and formerly of 1855 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, died Friday, March 28, 1997, at Menno Haven.

Born Aug. 13, 1953, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of Esther Kaufman Lucas of Chambersburg and the late Paul Lucas.

She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church, Chambersburg. She also was a member of the Semper Fidelis Sunday School Class.

She enjoyed music, taking walks and needlepoint.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by three brothers, Charles T. Lucas, Theodore A. Lucas and Jeffrey L. Lucas, all of Chambersburg; two nieces; and three nephews.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Linda J. Jaymes, the Rev. C. Frederic Sanford and Chaplain Samuel J. Troyer will officiate.

Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Viewing will be held Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Semper Fidelis Sunday School Class, c/o Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Audrey M. Staats

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Audrey Mae Staats, 82, of Martinsburg, died Friday, March 28, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Nov. 4, 1914, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Mary Grove Staubs.

She was a member of Newton D. Baker Post 896; VFW Ladies Auxiliary; Eagles Club Post 4179, Ladies Auxiliary; and Chapter 738, Women of the Moose.

She is survived by her husband, Oswald V. Staats; three daughters, June L. Bargerstock of Ottawa, Ill., Audrea F. Dew of Springfield, Va., and Karen P. Staats of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; two sons, Oswald V. Staats Jr. of Alexandria, Va., and David W. Staats of Manassas, Va.; one sister, Estelle Brantner of Hagerstown; one brother, Arnold Staubs of Hagerstown; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Doris A. Staats; three sisters; and three brothers. 

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. G. Edward Grove will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

Clarence W. Suman Jr.

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - Clarence Witmer Suman Jr., 73, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, in New Port Richey.

Born Nov. 29, 1923, in Beaver Creek, he was the son of the late Clarence W. and Agnes Virginia Taylor Suman Sr.

He was employed by R.D. McKee, Hagerstown, and Hechingers, Takoma Park, Md., before moving to New Port Richey. In New Port Richey, he owned and operated an overhead garage door business.

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

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Suman; one daughter, Mary Ann Suman; two sons, Leon Suman and Wayne Suman, both of Arizona; one sister, Madalyn Andrews of Williamsport; one brother, William Suman of Williamsport; one granddaughter; two nieces; one nephew; and cousins.

A private service was held March 27, at Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey, Fla. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla., at the convenience of the family.

Vincent Tantillo

Vincent Tantillo, 65, of 1023 Valleybrook Drive, Hagerstown, died Friday, March 28, 1997, at his home.

Born July 7, 1931, in New York City, he was the son of Violet Tantillo Frisenda of Williamsport.

He worked as coordinator of technical support services for the Washington County Board of Education, retiring in 1995 after 27 years of service.

He was a U.S. Army veteran who served from 1948 to 1968. He retired from the Signal Corps.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, where he served on the church council and several committees.

He was the first vice president of the Hagerstown Lions Club. He served on the Board of Zoning Appeals and with the Washington County Teachers Federal Credit Union.

He was a member of the Hagerstown-Wesel Sister City Affiliation and the Board of Directors of the Hagerstown YMCA. He was an amateur radio operator and an avid runner.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Linda Lynker Tantillo; two sons, Robert V. Tantillo of Hagerstown and Thomas P. Tantillo of Brisbane, Calif.; two granddaughters; and one aunt.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. David M. Buchenroth will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to YMCA, 149 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Bertie S. Yost

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Bertie S. Yost, 94, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, March 28, 1997, at her home.

Born Feb. 29, 1903, in Goshen, Va., she was the daughter of the late William and Caroline S. Hinckle Zembrue.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter E. Yost, in 1956.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by one daughter, Alice Pauline Shackelford of Berkeley Springs; six sons, Edward C. Yost of Whitacare, Va., Charles R. Yost, Marvin R. Yost, Earl E. Yost and Leroy Yost, all of Berkeley Springs, and George R. Yost of Cleveland; 32 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Harry E. Yost; and three sisters, Mary Hinckle, Merlie Walton and Annie Smith.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Andrew Collins and the Rev. Lenard Messick will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Tabor, Berkeley Springs.

Viewing will beheld Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Morgan County Commission on Aging, 404 S. Green St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Joseph W. Ankerbrand

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Joseph W. "Woody" Ankerbrand, 54, of 13572 Grant Shook Road, died Thursday, March 27, 1997, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Born March 29, 1942, in Quincy Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert H. and Caroline Cordell Ankerbrand.

As a young man, he was employed by Bud Brown Orchards. He had also worked for Frank Shaffer Products, Greencastle, and Waynesboro Pipe Products. He was employed as a machinist by D.L. George and Sons, Waynesboro, Pa.

He was a member of Welsh Run Brethren Church.

He also was a member of the National AARP. He was a past member of Greencastle Quarterback Club, serving as president for eight years; past member and treasurer of the Nova Ruritan Club; and a charter member of the Greencastle Midget Football League.

He is survived by is wife, Faye E. Hearm Ankerbrand, whom he married Jan. 9, 1965; one daughter, Caroline R. Martin, of Greencastle; two sons, Robert W. Ankerbrand of Mercersburg, Pa., and David A. Ankerbrand of Greencastle; two sisters, Thelma I. Kell of Waynesboro and Bonnie L. Mumma of Hagerstown; one brother, Donald E. Ankerbrand of Waynesboro; two granddaughters; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant son.

Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Welsh Run Church of the Brethren, 11420 Welsh Run Road, Mercersburg. The Rev. C. Henry Hunsberger and the Rev. Floyd E. Myers will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

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

Lewis Q. Briggs

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lewis Q. Briggs, 81, of Manor Care, and formerly of 37 Carl Ave., Greencastle, Pa., died Thursday, March 27, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Nov. 7, 1915, in Isle of Wight County, Va., he was the son of the late Robert H. and Saddie Todd Briggs Sr. He had lived in Windsor, Va. He was raised on a farm during the Depression.

In his early life, he was as a busboy at the Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore. He then worked at the Chamberlain Hotel at Old Point Comfort, Va., where he was in charge of the food stand by the swimming pool. He then moved to the Surf Club, Virginia Beach, Va., doing the same type of work. During the winter months, he worked at the John Marshall Hotel, Richmond, Va., where he was promoted to full-time waiter. He became a waiter at the Alexander, Hagerstown. Prior to retiring in 1995, he was the Maitre d' of the Fountain Head Country Club, Hagerstown.

While living in Windsor, he was a member of the Chapel Grove United Church of Christ. He attended Bethel A.M.E. Church, Greencastle.

He also was a member of the South Chapter 2977 AARP, Waynesboro, Pa.; national AARP; and an honorary member of the Fountain Head Country Club.

He is survived by his wife whom he married on Aug. 1, 1945, C. Elenora Caution Briggs; one sister, Gracie Eley of Portsmouth, Va.; one brother, Robert H. Briggs; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Rosanna Lewis, in 1995.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle. The Rev. John W. Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethel A.M.E. Church, c/o Sara Lewis, 118 S. Jefferson St., Greencastle, Pa. 17225; or the American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.


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