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Betty L. Malott

Betty Lee Malott, 62, of 32 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, died Friday, April 4, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 13, 1934, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Vernie Virginia Roser Wilson.

She was employed by Sunnyside Tavern, Falling Waters, W.Va.

She was a member of Calvary Temple, Williamsport.

She was an avid Bingo player.

She is survived by her husband, Woodrow W. "Woody" Malott of Hagerstown; one daughter, Kathy V. Petitfrere of Chambersburg, Pa.; five sons, Harold E. Wilson of Thomasville, N.C., Curtis W. Wilson, Robert R. Wilson and Donald W. Showe, all of Hagerstown and Gary W. Migneault of Smithsburg; one stepson, Ricki Malott of Hagerstown; two sisters, Jane Kerlin of Hagerstown and Shirley Myers of Sharpsburg; five brothers, David "Ed" Wilson, Francis "Sonny" Wilson, Marion "Bobby" Wilson, Ronald Wilson and Joseph Wilson, all of Hagerstown; one half brother, Charles Harper of Paw Paw, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one step-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one half sister, Margie Harper and one half brother, William Harper.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Robert Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

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

Jane L. DeBold

Jane Louise DeBold, 77, of 15523 National Pike, Hagerstown, died Friday, April 4, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 15, 1920, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Katherine Matilda Hoffman Cromer.

She was employed by Fairchild Industries, Hagerstown and Bethlehem Steel Co., Baltimore. She also had been a homemaker.

She was of the Protestant faith. She attended the St. Paul Ladies Sunday School Class, Clear Spring.

She was a member of the West End Ladies Bowling League. She was a Cub Scout leader of Pack 102 and a Den Mother.

She is survived by her husband, Donald E. DeBold Sr.; one daughter, Linda C. Trimmer of Vera Beach, Fla.; one son, Donald E. DeBold Jr. of Hagerstown; two sisters, Betty Diffendal of Spring Hill, Fla. and Phyllis Clipp of Sharpsburg; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Myrtle Rhodes and Isabelle Carter.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Thomas Perry will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Donald O. Smith

ARTEMAS, Pa. - Donald O. Smith, 67, of Rd. 1, died Thursday, April 3, 1997, in Fulton County, as a result of a farming accident.

Born Jan. 17, 1930, in Fulton County, he was the son of the late W. Ralph and Clara E. Roberts Smith.

He was a 1948 graduate of Warfordsburg High School.

He was employed by the Dixie Stave Co., Artemas. He retired as Union Township supervisor, where he was employed from 1978 to 1996.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of American Legion William McKinley Smith Post of Artemas.

He is survived by one son, Donald James Smith of Artemas; one stepdaughter, Linda Lou Roberts of Hancock; four sisters, Mary Smith of Transfer, Pa., Pauline Mearkle and Betty Rice, both of Clearville, Pa., Norma Jean Marbey of Greenville, Pa. and Edna Fisher of Fort Loudon, Pa.; four brothers, Wayne A. Smith of Fort Loudon, Richard G. Smith of Clearville, George E. Smith of Flintstone, Md., and Calvin L. Smith of Artemas; two step grandchildren and one step great-grandchild.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Fairview Christian Church. The Rev. Merle Horton will officiate. Burial, with military graveside honors by American Legion Post of Artemas, will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call today from 4 to 9 p.m. at Dalla Valle Funeral Service, Main Street, Everett, Pa. Friends may also call on Sunday one hour prior to the services at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Fairview Cemetery Association, c/o Helen Jay, Rd. 1, Artemas, Pa. 17211.

Clyde L. Brown

BOONSBORO - Clyde Leon Brown, 84, of Reeders Memorial Home, and formerly of 18819 Preston Road, Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 25, 1912, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles Franklin and Grace McKee Brown.

He was employed by the Potomac Edison Co.

He was a member of Haven Lutheran Church.

He also was a member of BPO Elks, 378.

He is survived by his wife, Frances E. Kelley Brown of Boonsboro; one daughter, Patricia Brown of Silver Spring, Md., and four grandchildren.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to Reeders Memorial Home, 141 S. Main St., Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

Samuel K. Williams

BALTIMORE - Samuel Kermit Williams, 81, of Baltimore, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997.

Born Sept. 19, 1915, in Big Springs, he was the son of the late Charles and Bertha Hall Williams.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Branch.

He graduated from North Street High School, Hagerstown.

He was employed by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City.

He was a member of Asbury Methodist Church, Hagerstown. He also was a member of Ames United Methodist Church, Baltimore.

He is survived by one daughter, Gloria Williams Robb of Columbia, Md.; one son, Kermit Williams of Glen Burnie, Md.; one sister, Evelyn Duke of Hagerstown; one brother, Melvin Williams of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements were by Joseph L. Russ Funeral Homes, Baltimore.

Flossie A.D. Ambrose

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Flossie Ann Dodson Ambrose, 84, of Shenandoah Junction, died Friday, April 4, 1997, at Care Haven of Berkeley, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Aug. 3, 1912, in Stanley, Va., she was the daughter of the late Luther W. and Vender Jenkins Burcker.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hubert L. Dodson on Aug. 13, 1970 and her second husband, George Ambrose on Sept. 18, 1990.

She had worked at the Byrd's Cannery, Berryville, Va., for 12 years. She also had been a homemaker.

She was a member of Leetown Baptist Church, Leetown, W.Va.

She is survived by seven daughters, Elizabeth Slusher, Martha Wilt and Margaret Mills, all of Ranson, W.Va., Vanda Gaynor and Joyce Seal, both of Charles Town, W.Va., Janice Slaughter of Leetown, W.Va. and Mary E. Boyer of Shenandoah Junction; three sons, Floyd E.J. Dodson of Millville, W.Va., Hubert W. Dodson and Taylor Dodson, both of Inwood, W.Va.; four brothers, Walter Burcker and Lewis Burcker, both of Kearneysville, W.Va., Lawrence Burcker of Hagerstown and Joseph Burcker of Falling Waters, W.Va.; 37 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one son, Herbert M. Dodson and four brothers, Nathan Burcker, Melvin Burcker, Archie Burcker and Elvis Burcker.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. Wyman Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

Theda G. Norris

Theda Gail Norris, 78, formerly of 11 West Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Friday, April 4, 1997, at Western Maryland Hospital Center.

Born Oct. 30, 1918, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Hester Cullers Tamkin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur J. Norris in 1985.

She had been employed by the Federal Silk Mill, Williamsport.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by two nieces; two grandnieces and two grandnephews.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Rayetta M. Ullum

Rayetta Mae Ullum, 90, of 605 West Washington St., Hagerstown, died, Thursday, April 3, 1997, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born Sept. 26, 1906, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Winton Eric and Annie Victoria Monninger Lapole.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Ullum.

She retired from the Hagerstown Shoe Co.

She was of the Brethren faith.

She is survived by two sons, Harold N. Aycoth and Thomas J. Ullum Jr., both of Hagerstown; one brother, Russell M. Lapole of Hagerstown; three granddaughters; one grandson and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Janice I. Murray.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery. The Rev. John C. Hoffman will officiate.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown.

Joseph H. Blank

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Joseph Henry Blank, 77, of Myersville, died Friday, April 4, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 24, 1919, in Frederick County, Md., he was the son of the late Charles and Emma Miss Blank.

He was employed by Roper-Eastern Products. He had also worked with Avis Rental Car; H.L. Mills Service Station; D.A. Stickell & Sons and Statton Furniture during World War II.

He was a member of Greenbriar Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Miller Paden Blank; one daughter, Judy Davis of Oak Hill, W.Va.; one son, John Paden of Springfield, Va.; one sister, Lottie Mobley of Frederick; one grandson; two granddaughters; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lillian Smith and Nora Korrell and two brothers, Harold Blank and Charles Blank.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. David L. Coblentz will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Anna M.W. Zody

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Anna M. Wishard Zody, 88, of Menno Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of 11705 Wharf Road, died Friday, April 4, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Dec. 16, 1908, in Zullinger, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John W. and Carrie Garnes Wishard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin D. Zody on July 11, 1979. They were married on Oct. 22, 1927.

She was a 1926 graduate of Washington Township High School. She attended nursing school in Hagerstown.

She helped her husband open and operate Zody's Moving and Storage Inc., Zullinger.

During World War II, she was active in Civil Defense work.

She attended Faith United Methodist Church, Waynesboro, Pa.

She was one of the original leaders in forming a Girl Scout troop in the Zullinger area. When she was younger, she was active in the Zullinger Community Association.

She is survived by one son, Donald E. Zody of Waynesboro; four sisters, Clara Ream of Spring Grove, Pa., Eva Zody of Waynesboro, Phyllis May and Charlotte Deschamps, both of Sun City, Fla.; one granddaughter; two grandsons; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Wilbur F. Besecker will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

There will be no public viewing.

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

Savilla B. Weaver

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Savilla Banks Weaver, 74, of 427 E. Washington St., died Friday, April 4, 1997, at her home.

Born March 3, 1923, in Millwood, Va., she was the daughter of the late Willie and Annie Carter Banks.

She was a 1941 graduate of Chambersburg High School. She attained her license as a practical nurse through The Chambersburg Hospital. She also took supervisor's courses with United Telephone Company of Chambersburg.

Early in life she was as a clerk of courts with Franklin County Court for a number of years, and then worked as a nurse's aide at Chambersburg Hospital. In 1964, she began employment with United Telephone Company in Chambersburg, retiring as a supervisor in 1986.

She was a life time member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Chambersburg, and served with the Mother of Members and as secretary for the Womens Auxiliary of the church.

She was a member of Benjamin Witmen Pioneer Club of United Telephone Company, Chambersburg Hospital Auxiliary, and served as a board member for both. She also was a member of Falling Springs Chapter of American Business Women Association in Chambersburg, where she was awarded Woman of the Year in 1986.

She volunteered with Cumberland Valley Tourist Center, Senior Citizens Tax Preparation at Eugene Clark Community Center in Chambersburg, and as clerk for Franklin County Board of Elections Second Ward for the Democratic Party.

She is survived by her husband, William D. Weaver Jr., whom she married Aug. 10, 1944; two daughters, Elvyann Leigh Weaver of Philadelphia, and Savilla "Tina" Jiles of Chambersburg; one sister, Henrietta Banks Williams of Millersburg, Pa.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Betsy McGill and Rebecca Robinson; and three brothers, George Banks, Nathaniel Banks and Belvin Banks.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa. The Rev. G. Nathan Bell will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Mildred M. Standley

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mildred M. Standley, 83, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, April 5, 1997, at Heartland of Martinsburg Nursing Home.

Born Sept. 5, 1913, in Wathena, Kan., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Flora Shuster Moskau.

Her husband, William Francis Standley, preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Charlene S. Power of Martinsburg; two sisters, Maxine M. Pohl and Iona M. Hageman, both of Wathena; three grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Keith Charles Moskau.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Christopher D. Fowler and the Rev. Jack T. Sutor Jr. will officiate. Burial will be private.

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

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

Samuel G. Barkdoll

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Samuel G. Barkdoll, 41, of 850 Cherry Hill, died Saturday, April 5, 1997, at his home.

Born Sept. 19, 1954, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Samuel L. and Nancy J. Glenn Barkdoll of Sabillasville, Md.

He was employed at Grove Manufacturing Co. in Shady Grove, Pa., for the past 18 years.

He served with the U.S. Air Force for two years, and the Air Force Reserve in Martinsburg for two years.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Katherine E. Hensley Barkdoll; one daughter, Staci D. Barkdoll, at home; one son, Kaleb T. Barkdoll, at home; two brothers, W. Dean Barkdoll and Timothy S. Barkdoll, both of Smithsburg; and grandmother, Lois G. Barkdoll of Greensburg, Md.

He was preceded in death by one son, S. Shane Barkdoll.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. John E. Wright will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to his family, c/o Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Mary L. Harrell

WILLIAMSPORT - Mary Lee Harrell, 73, of 14601 Falling Waters Road, died Sunday, April 6, 1997, at her home.

Born July 28, 1923, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Russell Delaware and Eva Shank Hose.

She was a member of Williamsport Assembly of God.

She is survived by her husband, Carney Luther Harrell; eight daughters, Mary Ruth Harrell and May Harrell, both at home, Gladys Elizabeth Revell of Winchester, Va., Naomi Louise Halley of Del City, Okla., Kay Swope of Smithsburg, Rebecca Ann Ryder of Hoonah, Alaska, Sharon Frances Ganglfinger of Charleston, Maine, and Karen Patricia Wilson of Cumberland, Md.; eight sons, David Luther Harrell of Martinsburg, W.Va., James Edward Lee Harrell and Joseph Allen Harrell, both of Hagerstown, John William Harrell and Phillip Leroy Harrell, both of Williamsport, Paul Vernon Harrell, at home, Samuel Lynn Harrell of Greencastle, Pa., and Michael Eugene Harrell of Moore, Okla.; 33 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Jonathan Carney Harrell; one brother, Arthur Hose; and one granddaughter.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Williamsport Assembly of God, Falling Waters Road, Williamsport. The Rev. Daniel A. Jordan will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

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

Margery S. Maurey

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Margery S. Maurey, 80, of 605 E. Main St., died Saturday, April 5, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born June 27, 1916, in Pine Hall, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles Albert and Tillie Fern Johnson Snyder.

She graduated from Thompson Business College in Harrisburg, Pa.

She began her retail career with Sears-Roebuck in State College, Pa., where she worked in sales and service in the sporting goods and household appliance department. She also served as office manager at Woolco Department Store in Frederick during the 1960s and 1970s, retiring in 1985.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Middletown.

She enjoyed home and garden projects.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. John R. Maurey; one daughter, Barbara L. Moran of Frederick; one sister, Ethel S. Grenoble of Flagstaff, Ariz.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth S. Stewart.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. The Rev. William M. Bucher will officiate. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery in Middletown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1011 E. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. 21701.

Merle E. Burns

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Merle E. Burns, 82, of 1085 Willowbrook Drive, died Saturday, April 5, 1997, at his home.

Born March 1, 1915, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late James and Edith Bone Burns.

His wife, Helen Lader Burns, died in 1966.

He was employed with the former Seal Test in Chambersburg for more than 40 years, retiring in 1977.

He was a member of Detrich-Brechbill Post 612 American Legion in St. Thomas, Pa., Wesley-Yeager Post 606 American Legion in Fort Loudon, Pa., Men of the Mountain in Fort Loudon, Pa., and enjoyed hunting, fishing and throwing horseshoes.

He is survived by one daughter, Nancy L. Yeager of Chambersburg; two sons, Samuel T. Burns of Chambersburg, and John E. Burns of Fort Loudon; one brother, James Burns of Chambersburg; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Doyle; and five brothers.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Barron Barley will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chambersburg.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or to Trinity United Church of Christ, 13189 Main St., Fort Loudon, Pa. 17224.

Paul E. Semler

BOONSBORO - Paul Edward Semler, 82, of Boonsboro, died Sunday, April 6, 1997, at his home.

Born Feb. 20, 1915, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late George and Catherine Smith Semler.

His wife, Edith Eliza Semler, died in 1983.

He retired in 1977 from Western Maryland Railway in Hagerstown, and was former owner and operator of Semler's Produce in Boonsboro.

He was a member of Church of Christ at Hagerstown, and the Keenager Group of the church.

He also was a member of AARP.

He is survived by one daughter, Paula K. Ford of Boonsboro; five sons, David L. Semler of Middletown, Md., Donald R. Semler of Braddock Heights, Md., James M. Semler and Nelson L. Semler, both of Martinsburg, and Merrick L. Semler of Boonsboro; one sister, Genevieve Good of Leitersburg; two brothers, Frank Semler of Smithsburg, and Donald "Mickey" Semler of Statton Island, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, George Semler and Richard Semler.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Curt Lowery and Bryan Bailey, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the building fund of Church of Christ at Hagerstown, P.O. Box 952, Hagerstown, Md. 21741.

Chester A. Finfrock

WILLIAMSPORT - Chester Arthur Finfrock, 79, of 16505 Virginia Ave., died Saturday, April 5, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport.

Born April 2, 1918, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Howard Earl and Virgie Shank Finfrock.

His wife, Dorothy E. Finfrock, died in 1989.

He retired from Maryland Correctional Training Center, where he was a music teacher.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

A lifelong musician, he was a member of the Civic Band, Hagerstown Municipal Band, and Rohrersville Band.

He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Miller of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Barbara Slifer of Boonsboro; one sister, Margaret Louise Finfrock of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Thurman Finfrock; and one granddaughter.

Graveside services and burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

George R. Messinger Sr.

HARRISONVILLE, Pa. - George Robert Messinger Sr., 81, of HCR 64, and a resident of Caledonia Manor, Fayetteville, Pa., died Saturday, April 5, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Dec. 23, 1915, in Hudson, N.Y., he was the son of the late Alfred Messinger and Mary Bloom Kemmerer. He was stepson of the late Burton Kemmerer.

He retired from JLG in McConnellsburg, Pa., and was former justice of the peace and former tax collector of Licking Creek Township.

He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene in Harrisonville.

He is survived by his wife, Mary H. Rotz Messinger, whom he married July 2, 1966; one daughter, Georgina Hammond of Everett, Pa.; one son, George Messinger Jr. of Harrisonville; one sister, Catherine Miller of Allentown, Pa.; one brother, Alfred Messinger of Harrisburg, Pa.; four granddaughters; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by sisters and brothers.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene in Harrisonville. The Rev. Dan Porterfield will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

A viewing will be held at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc. in Harrisonville, today from 2 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the service at the church.

George V. Mong Jr.

BOONSBORO - George Valentin "Richard" Mong Jr., 80, of 7927 Sharpsburg Pike, died Sunday, April 6, 1997, at Reeder's Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Born April 10, 1916, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late George V. and Susan Myers Mong Sr.

He was a member of Hagerstown Grace Brethren Church.

He also was a member of AARP National.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy E. Wolfe Mong; three daughters, Janet Lewis of Middletown, Md., Ann Sullivan of Hagerstown, and Carol Plum of Boonsboro; two sons, George V. Mong III of Fairplay, and Gary Mong of Hagerstown; a twin sister, Catherine Minnich of Waynesboro, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Mong and William Mong.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert L. Dell will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hagerstown Grace Brethren Church, First and Spruce streets, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Irene H. Reichard

QUINCY, Pa. - Irene Harshman Reichard, 94, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 7795 Wayne Highway, Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, April 5, 1997, at Quincy Home.

Born Jan. 6, 1903, in Elbrook, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Rebecca Baer Harshman.

Her husband, Edgar Glenn Reichard, died in 1946.

She attended Pigeon Hill School near Quincy.

She worked at Five Forks Fruit Packing House for 45 years, and then at Plasterer's Florist Greenhouse in Chambersburg, Pa., for 13 years.

She was a life long member of Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church near Chambersburg, where she was a member of the former King's Daughters Sunday School Class.

She is survived by one daughter, Glendora Moul of Chambersburg; one son, John E. "Bud" Reichard of Waynesboro; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet R. Martin; three sisters and eight brothers.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4856 Wayne Road, Chambersburg. Pastors Michael Allwein and Wilbur Besecker will officiate. Burial will be in Grindstone Hill Cemetery near Chambersburg.

A viewing will be held at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, Pa., Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4856 Wayne Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or to the Benevolent Care Fund of Quincy United Methodist Home, P.O. Box 217, Quincy, Pa. 17247.

Stella V. Mills

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Stella V. "Sis" Mills, 76, of 133 N. Main St., died Sunday, April 6, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born March 17, 1921, in Six Mile Run, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Roy and Violet Barber Long.

Her husband, J. Ray Mills, died in 1992.

She and her husband owned and operated Mill's Texaco Garage of Smithfield, Pa., for a number of years. She was a former employee of Grove World Wide in Shady Grove, Pa., and was last employed at Mercersburg Market Place.

She was a member of First Church of God in Mercersburg.

She was a member and past president of Clarence Armstrong V.F.W. Post 6241 Auxiliary in Mercersburg.

She attended the senior citizens center at Fort Loudon Community Center in Fort Loudon, Pa.

She is survived by one daughter, Joann Bradley of Williamson, Pa.; three sons, Dennis Barton of Oak Harbor, Ohio, Ronald Barton of Valencia, Pa., and Terry Johnson of Uniontown, Pa.; three sisters, Helen LeClair of Michigan, Dorothy Martin of Alum Bank, Pa., and Donna Hochstetler of Virginia; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, James C. Barton; one sister, Betty Lester; and two grandsons.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Ernest E. Pletcher, the Rev. Clair E. Ebersole, and the Rev. W. David Kent, M.D., will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery in Lemasters, Pa.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Carrie E.P. Turner

Carrie Elizabeth Poole Turner, 85, formerly of 524 George St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, April 5, 1997, at Colton Villa Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 21, 1911, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ester Leona Poole.

Her husband, Roy Edward Turner, died in 1977.

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

She is survived by three daughters, Rose Louise Brooks and Violet Wilson, both of Hagerstown, and Mary Wheat of Texas; two sons, Donald G. Turner and Edward Eugene Turner, both of Hagerstown; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. George A. Limmer will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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


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