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Donald W. Crawford

WILLIAMSPORT - Donald W. "Don" Crawford, 61, of 16025 Plumtree Lane, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 26, 1935, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John Wilmer and Effie Florence Wakenight Crawford.

He retired from Washington County National Bank in Williamsport in 1995 after 37 years in banking.

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

He was a member of St. James Brethren Church for 50 years.

He also was a member of Funkstown American Legion Post 211, Red Men of Williamsport Tribe 84, Eagles Inc. of Waynesboro, Pa., and an associate member of Beaver Creek Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Shifler Crawford; two daughters, Melinda J. Beard of Williamsport, and Cherie K. Moser of Stephens City, Va.; three sons, Donald Duane Crawford of Williamsport, Jason W. Crawford of Big Pool, and Alan S. Crawford, at home; one sister, Gloria V. Roth of Williamsport; one brother, Merle L. Crawford of Boonsboro; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John L. Crawford and Gordon W. Crawford.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Brian Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a trust fund for Alan S. Crawford, c/o Hagerstown Trust Company, 83 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Thomas Whitaker

Thomas Whitaker, 82, formerly of 30812 N. Jonathan St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at Northampton Manor, Frederick, Md.

Born Aug. 28, 1914, in Columbia, S.C., he was the son of the late Cap and Nellie James Whitaker.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude E. Dowery Whitaker, in 1981.

He was a shoe repairman for many years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II in the European and Pacific theaters.

He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.

He is survived by one daughter, N. Lavern Whitaker of Baltimore; three sons, Thomas A. Whitaker of Frederick, James E. Whitaker of Woodstock, Md., and Gordon K. Dowery of Silver Spring, Md.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Etheleen Jones.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Walter C. Hollins will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.

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

Virginia L. Winters

Virginia Louise Winters, 74, of 11303 Lakeside Drive, Hagerstown, died Thursday, April 17, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 21, 1922, in Frostburg, Md., she was the daughter of the late Alex and Hattie Metcalf Densmore.

She was employed by Garlock and Clearview nursing homes.

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

She is survived by her husband, John L. Winters Sr.; one daughter, Joan Sigler of Hagerstown; two sons, John L. "Jack" Winters Jr. and Larry Winters, both of Hagerstown; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. The Rev. Keith Boisvert will be celebrant. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Sylvester S. Golden

HANCOCK - Sylvester S. "Sy" Golden, 57, of Tollgate Ridge Road, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born Nov. 29, 1939, in Warfordsburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Jerry and Ida Mary Gordon Golden.

He was a self-employed farmer. He was employed by Bernard Truax Service Station, Hancock, for 25 years. He transported Fleetwood Travel Trailers for 28 years.

He was a racehorse owner for 35 years.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of the Charles Town Horsemans Association.

He is survived by his wife, Melinda B. Barnhart Golden, whom he married Feb. 22, 1969; one daughter, Sara A. Golden, at home; one son, Bernard M. Golden, at home; eight sisters, Margaret Mellott, Mary Gray and Florence Ruppenthal, all of Needmore, Pa., Opal Morse of Everett, Pa., Edith Shaw of McConnellsburg, Pa., Barbara Young of Breezewood, Pa., Nancy McCarty and Rachel Snyder, both of Hancock; four brothers, George Golden of Falling Waters, W.Va., Gerald Golden, Richard Golden and Raymond Golden, all of Warfordsburg, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. and Pastor George Lashley will officiate. Burial will be in Rehobeth United Methodist Cemetery, near Hancock.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. 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 Bethel Mennonite Cemetery, c/o the Rev. Gary Quackenbois, 230 Myers St., Hancock, Md. 21750; or Hancock Rescue Squad, Inc. 57 E. Main St., Hancock, Md. 21750.

Angie A. DeHaven

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Angie A. DeHaven, 92, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born April 11, 1905, in Weirton, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William and Isa Darr Santmier.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin DeHaven.

She was employed by Interwoven until her retirement.

She was a member of the Winchester Avenue Christian Church.

She is survived twin grandchildren, Vicki Mazzocco of Springfield, Va., and Rick Lunglhofer of Charles Town, W.Va.; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Beatrice Mae Lunglhofer; and one sister, Dolly Shook.

Services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Douglas J. Hollida will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

David V. Antalec

David Vladimir Antalec, 54, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at his home.

He was born Dec. 11, 1942.

He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas.

He retired from the U.S. Army on Sept. 1, 1984, with 23 years of service.

He was then employed with the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., in the area of veterans' reemployment rights.

He is survived by one son, Michael David Antalec of the Bahamas; and one sister, Michelle Antalec of Chattanooga, Tenn.

A graveside service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The Rev. Loyal Vanderveer will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

Alice G.W. Thompson

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Alice G. Whipp Thompson, 73, of 303 Fairview Ave., who died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond C. "R.T." Thompson Sr., on April 8, 1992. They were married Aug. 7, 1940.

Barry M. Cunningham

WILLIAMSPORT - Barry M. "Rick" Cunningham, 48, of 10525 Greenwich Drive, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, near his home.

Born May 16, 1948, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Lawrence Marvin and Kathryn Viola Martin Cunningham.

He served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army with the 14th Bdc., 25th Infantry Division. He was a recipient of two Purple Hearts, Republic of Vietnam Campaign and Vietnam Service Medals.

He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Sue Rock Cunningham of Williamsport; one daughter, Karrie Sue Hawbaker, at home; one sister, Lois Ann Hawbaker of Hagerstown; and three brothers, Larry M. "Butch" Cunningham of Hagerstown, Robert I. "Bob" Cunningham of Portage, Pa., and George M. Cunningham of Williamsport.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Lee Strong.

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

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to a college fund for Karrie S. Hawbaker, 10525 Greenwich Drive, Williamsport, Md. 21795.

Judy L. Clark

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Judy Lee Clark, 54, of Route 4, died Thursday, April 17, 1997, at her home.

Born Feb. 16, 1943, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late David B. and Gloria Yontz Miller Sr.

She was a 1962 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

She was employed by Perfection Garment Co. for 15 years. She worked for six years at Pleasant View Memory Gardens. She was also employed by her father at Tri-County Processing Plant.

She is survived by her husband, Ward P. Clark; one daughter, Roxanna L. Caniford at home; and three brothers, Terry L. Miller, David B. Miller Jr. and Richard W. Miller Sr., all of Martinsburg.

Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

George C. Whittington

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - George Cliffton Whittington, 44, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, in Martinsburg.

Born July 2, 1952, in Martinsburg, he was the son of Hazel I. Kackley Whittington of Martinsburg and the late William R. Whittington.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, George Cliffton Jr. of Martinsburg; three brothers, Douglas Whittington of Inwood, W.Va., Roger Whittington and Ronald Whittington, both of Martinsburg; two half sisters, Diana Gregory of Martinsburg and Karen Walters of Africa; one half brother, Lonnie Gregory of Martinsburg; and a close friend, Patricia Deaner of Martinsburg.

He was preceded in death by one half brother, Charles Anthony Gregory.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Edgar N. Tice

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Edgar N. Tice, 84, of 210-D Menno Village, died Thursday, April 17, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born July 24, 1912, in New Franklin, Pa., he was the son of the late Edgar S. and Ruth E. Norton Tice.

He was a retired civil service employee of Letterkenny Army Depot and Depot Systems Command with 30 years of service. He owned and operated the White Swan Motel, Fayetteville, Pa., from 1957 to 1964.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Fayetteville.

He was past president of Letterkenny Gun Club. He was a life member of Good Will Fire Co. 3 of Chambersburg; National Association of Retired Federal Employees and local chapter 1063; a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, Chapter 1507, Chambersburg; Kittochitinny Historical Society; BPO Elks Lodge 600, Chambersburg and Coyle Free Library, Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Eyer Tice, whom he married Aug. 16, 1930; two daughters, Elizabeth "Betty" Shipp of Chambersburg and Joanne Paine of Chambersburg; one son, Robert N. Tice of Pasadena, Md.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, one sister and one brother.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. John L. Rauch will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday one hour prior to the services in the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 61 W. Main St., Fayetteville, Pa. 17222.

Donna J. Hewett

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Donna J. Hewett, 47, of 15 Lurgan Ave., died Friday, April 18, 1997, at Shippensburg Health Care Center.

Born Nov. 22, 1949, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of Edith P. Hahn Hill of Willow Hill, Pa., and the late Albert C. Hill.

She had been employed by Hoffman Mills, Shippensburg. She also had worked for the Sheraton Hotel, Hagerstown.

She was a member of the Greencastle Baptist Church.

She was a past vice president and treasurer of the Automobile Racing Club of Hagerstown. She was a former social member of the Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post 223, Shippensburg.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Edward M. Hewett; one son, Michael A. Cox of Fort Loudon, Pa.; one sister, Mary K. Weddle of Mercersburg, Pa.; one brother, Kenneth E. Smith of Philadelphia, and two grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, 112 W. King St., Shippensburg. The Rev. Charles Schroer will officiate. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Township.

Viewing will be held Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Francis H. Shoemaker

WILLIAMSPORT - Francis H. "Pete" Shoemaker, 85, of 11021 Kemps Mill Road, died Thursday, April 17, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 6, 1911, in Mills Stone, Md., he was the son of the late John M. and Mary J. Cassidy Shoemaker.

He was employed as a maintenance man by The Herald-Mail Co., retiring in 1978 after many years of service.

He helped restore Fort Frederick.

He was a member of Mt. Calvary Church of God, Clear Spring.

He also was a member of the Fort Frederick Ruritan Club. He was a past member of the Civilian Conservation Corp.

He is survived by his wife, Julia E. Martin Shoemaker, whom he married in 1938; two daughters, Jean Snyder and Gail Rubeck, both of Clear Spring; one brother, Oscar Shoemaker of Punta Gorda, Fla.; one sister, Dorothy Weaver of Maugansville; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Green Lawns Memorial Park, Williamsport. The Rev. Robert E. Timmons will officiate.

A memorial service will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Church of God, Western Pike, Clear Spring.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Mt. Calvary Church of God, Carpet Fund, P.O. Box 366, Clear Spring, Md. 21722.

Arrangements are by Thompson Funeral Home, Clear Spring.

John M. Custer

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - John Mitchell "Uncle Mitch" Custer, 85, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, April 17, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Feb. 27, 1912, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Daniel S. and Mary E. Cook Custer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Wilson Custer.

He retired from DuPont.

He was a member of the Vanville Church of Christ.

He is survived by one sister, Margaret Virginia Yost of Martinsburg; one granddaughter, Kimberly A. Custer of Martinsburg and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Charles "Buddy" Custer and Terry L. Custer; one grandson, C. Michael Custer; five sisters, Ola Brannon, Mary Rauch, Myrtle Wisecarver, Elsie Custer and Vernie Custer and three brothers, Nelson P. Custer, Lloyd S. Custer and Samuel Custer.

Services will be held Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Thomas J. Huff will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Daniel E. Brown

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Daniel Everett Brown, 38, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Dec. 26, 1958, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late John M. and Edith Smith Brown.

He was a self-employed carpenter.

He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines.

He is survived by his fiancee, Deana Murphy; three daughters, Danielle Marie Brown, Mandy Leigh Brown and Nicole Lee Brown, all at home; three sisters, Mary Cathleen O'Rourke of Pennsylvania, Eileen Dawn Bell of Preston, Md., and Peggy Ann Langford of Kearneysville, W.Va.; and one brother, James M. Brown of Tennessee.

Services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Mark D. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery, west of Hedgesville, W.Va.

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

Joseph J. Kugler

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Joseph Junior Kugler, 75, of 22 Mt. Vernon Terrace, and formerly of 29 W. Second St., died Thursday, April 17, 1997, at his home.

Born March 17, 1922, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Chalmers Fletcher and Anna V. Narcaruez Kugler.

He was a 1940 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School. He attended Catawba College in North Carolina and Western Maryland College in Westminster, Md., where he was enrolled in classes for business administration. While at Western Maryland College, he participated in football, boxing and track.

He was employed by The Franklin County Housing Authority, having retired as the executive director in 1987. He also had worked at McDowell Electric Co., Wayne Distributors and Eagles Club Inc.

He was head coach of the Waynesboro Tigers football team from 1946 to 1952, compiling a record of 53 victories, seven losses and two ties.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps in The Alaskan Department and the 11th Air Force, having served as provost marshal and intelligence and security officer during World War II. He had worked his way up the ranks to captain when he was discharged in 1946. He was the first commanding officer of the National Guard company in Waynesboro.

He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He also was a member of the National AARP; AARP local chapter 2977; Loyal Order of Moose; BPO Elks 731; a life member of VFW; Zembo Temple; Waynesboro Shrine Club; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite; Acacia Lodge 586; Scottish Rite Club South Pennsylvania Chapter; Eagles Club Inc.; American Legion Post 15; Disabled American Veterans; A.T.H. & L. Fire Co.; Fraternal Order of Eagles and Order of the Owls.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores L. Kugler, whom he married Aug. 14, 1943; two daughters, Donna L. Shearer of Hanover, Pa., and Susan K. Wise of East Greenville, Pa.; two granddaughters; two grandsons and three great-grandsons.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Richard Seaks will officiate. Burial, with full military honors by VFW, Chambersburg, Pa., will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268, or the American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Earl G. Wean Sr.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Earl Garbison Wean Sr., 79, of Charles Town, died Thursday, April 17, 1997, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 6, 1917, in Bridgewater, Va., he was the son of the late William Henry and Sally Eaton Wean.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elma M. Foley Wean, on March 24, 1993.

He was employed as a freight truck driver with the Teamsters Union until his retirement. He operated the George Street Service Station and the Jefferson Taxi-Cab Co., both in Charles Town.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He received the World War II Victory Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine Decoration Ribbon with One Star and the Good Conduct Medal.

He was a member of Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, Burkittsville, Md.

He also was a member of Teamster Local Union 557; VFW Post 3522, Charles Town; and Disabled American Veterans and Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71, Charles Town.

He is survived by five daughters, Nancy E. Smith and Brenda K. Hamby, both of Charles Town, Dorothy G. Sullivan of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., Sandra S. Giffin of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Rita G. Haven of Harrisonburg, Va.; four sons, Donald R. Wean of Martinsburg, Earl G. Wean Jr. of Shepherdstown, David W. Wean of Charles Town and Steven Wean of Harrisonburg; two sisters, Edith Gratton of Bridgewater, Va., and Shirley Catiano of Mount Crawford, Va.; one brother, Lewis Wean of Westminster, Md.; 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Church of the Brethren. The Rev. David Bowman will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Church Yard Cemetery.

Friends will be received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home.

Jeanne I. Cannon

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Jeanne Irene Cannon, 72, of Falling Waters, died Thursday, April 17, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 6, 1924, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Howard Nelson and Dorothy Tabler Miller. She spent several years in the Orient.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold C. Cannon.

She was a graduate of Martinsburg High School. She attended Shepherd College and the Baltimore School of Business.

She was a member of Little Falls Presbyterian Church, where she was actively involved in various groups. She was president of the Women's Organization, assistant church treasurer and an Elder. She was past youth group leader and was a member of the church choir.

She is survived by two daughters, Melody Arvin of Martinsburg and Marianne Fine of Hedgesville, W.Va.; three stepsons, Keith Cannon and Harold Cannon, both of Oakland, Md., and Jerry Cannon of Michigan and a number of grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Little Falls Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Lon Snelson will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Little Falls Presbyterian Church, Rt. 2, Box 329FC, Falling Waters, W.Va. 25419.

Bernard W. Henry

INWOOD, W.Va. - Bernard William Henry, 65, of Rt. 2, died Thursday, April 17, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 24, 1932, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late William B. Henry and Minnie V. Hovermale Henry DeHaven.

He was employed by Reid's Distributor until his retirement in 1994.

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

He was a member of Martinsburg Lodge 120, Loyal Order of Moose.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Helen D. Furley Henry; one daughter, Tammy Brunk of Maryland; two sons, Michael B. Henry and Joseph A. Henry, both of Maryland; one sister, S. Jean Brown of Concord, N.C.; one brother, Fred Henry of Ellicott City, Md.; eight grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews, including Sheila Willingham of Inwood, whom he raised.

Services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. View Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Carl Burleson will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

Virginia L. Winters

Virginia Louise Winters, 74, of 11303 Lakeside Drive, Hagerstown, who died Thursday, April 17, 1997, was preceded in death by one son, Raymond Winters, in 1989.
 

William P. Spickler Sr.

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - William "Bill" Preston Spickler Sr., 80, of Bolivar Heights, died Friday, April 18, 1997, at his home.

Born Feb. 24, 1917, in Weverton, Md., he was the son of the late Harry Preston and Ruth Garber Spickler.

He was a 1936 graduate of Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

He was employed by the Railway Mail Service on the B&O Canal from 1938 to 1958. He retired from the Turf Concrete Co., Charles Town, W.Va.

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

He was a member of Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church, Harpers Ferry.

He also was a member of the Jefferson County Cotillion Club.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jeanne Gray Spickler; two sons, William P. Spickler Jr. of Los Angeles and Jeffrey P. Spickler of Shepherdstown; one sister, Frances Meem of Dickerson, Md.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Gray Lakin Spickler Sr., and one sister, Louise V. Kern.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Royce Simpson and the Rev. Beverly Stang will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Lutheran Cemetery, Bolivar, W.Va.

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

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

Thomas W. Lennon

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Thomas Walter Lennon, 89, of Charles Town, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Feb. 17, 1908, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Paul Dickenson and Katherine Anderson Dickenson Lennon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Bowers Lennon.

He was employed in advertising. He sold wall coverings at a store in Berryville, Va., for eight years and later at Bower's Store for 10 years.

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

He was a member of St. James Catholic Church.

He also was a member of American Legion Post 071, Charles Town. He served on the Veterans Affairs Medical Center board of directors from 1974 to 1975 and was a prayer boy for Jesus.

He is survived by two sons, Thomas A. Lennon of New Orleans and Robert L. Lennon of Miami Beach, Fla., and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Katherine Walsh.

A memorial service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. Bert Valdes will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson.

Peggy E.D. Stine

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Peggy E. Decker Stine, 63, of 4688 Race Track Road, died Friday, April 18, 1997, at her home.

Born Sept. 18, 1933, in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of Helen M. Brandt Decker Beaver of Greencastle and the late Robert C. Decker Sr. She was the stepdaughter of H. Kenneth Beaver of Greencastle.

She was employed by Shermans Department Store, Waynesboro, Pa., for two years. She also worked at Buchanan Lanes in Mercersburg, Pa., for 26 years, where she managed the bowling lanes until 1996. She was also a homemaker.

She was a member of the 600 Club in the bowling leagues; AARP Norland 3261, Chambersburg, Pa., since 1982. She bowled in the Bowlett and Buchanan Church Leagues, where she served as president and in other offices, and in Franklin County Youth Bowling Leagues, serving as secretary and in other offices.

In addition to her mother and stepfather, she is survived by her husband, Ambrose Junior Stine, whom she married on March 19, 1951; one daughter, Pandora S. Yeakle of Greencastle; one son, Charles D. Stine of St. Thomas; two sisters, Louise Carmack of Chambersburg and Joan Kauffman of Waynesboro; two brothers, Charles L. Decker of Derry, N.H., and Fred M. Decker of Hagerstown; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one son, Randy A. Stine, on Nov. 17, 1977 and a brother, Robert Decker.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle. The Rev. Alvin E. Goetz will officiate. Burial will be in Brown's Mill Cemetery, Kauffman Station, Pa.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.


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