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Ralph Stoner

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ralph Stoner, 91, of 239 E. King St., died Friday, May 9, 1997, at Franklin County Nursing Home in Chambersburg.

Born Dec. 21, 1905, in Marion, Pa., he was the son of the late Lewis E. and Mary E. Zeigler Stoner.

He was a salesman with the former Capitol Bakers in Chambersburg for 32 years, retiring in 1967. After his retirement, he was appointed deputy warden for Franklin County Prison.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Chambersburg.

He also was a member of Goodwill Fire Co., a social member of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 V.F.W., and a former member of B.P.O. Elks No. 600, all in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret H. Hollinger Stoner, whom he married April 14, 1932; one son, Richard L. Stoner of Chambersburg; one sister, Mary L. Geiman of Chambersburg; two grandsons; and four great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Stephen W. Hoffman will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery in Chambersburg.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, 1811 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Lauren P. Downin

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. - Lauren P. Downin, 98, of Midlothian, and formerly of 1740 Edgewood Hills, Hagerstown, died Thursday, May 8, 1997, at B.J.'s Home in Richmond, Va.

Born March 17, 1899, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Otha B. and Cora Lewis Downin.

His wife, Nellie Cavanaugh Downin, died in 1989.

He was a graduate of the University of Maryland.

He was a retired asphalt sales representative in Alexandria, Va.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.

He is survived by one daughter, Carole A. McGinnis of MIdlothian; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown. The Rev. J. Norman Mayer will officiate.

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

Robert C. Radcliffe

Robert C. Radcliffe, 71, of 7 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, May 8, 1997, at his home.

Born April 28, 1926, in Ridgeley, W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert A. and D. Mae Zembower Radcliffe.

A resident of Baltimore for many years, he worked for several cemeteries.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater.

He is survived by two sisters, Ruth M. Fatkin of Frostburg, Md., and Helen P. Willison of Manheim, Pa.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. J. Norman Mayer will officiate. Burial will be in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery in Flintstone, Md.

Dale L. Copeland

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Dale Lee Copeland, 46, of 5705 Timmons Drive, died Saturday, May 10, 1997, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born Dec. 2, 1950, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late George R. Copeland and Emily M. Bongiorno Copeland. He was the stepson of Wannita Copeland Mowery of Martinsburg, W.Va.

He was a high school graduate.

He was employed as a truck driver.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps.

He formerly attended Wesleyan Chapel Church in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Greencastle.

He is survived by his wife, Janet L. Saville Copeland; one daughter, Denise Copeland of Hancock; two sons, Matthew Copeland of Hagerstown, and Dustin Copeland, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Okinawa; one stepdaughter, Misti Nicarry of Greencastle; one stepson, Shawn Talhelm of Chambersburg; one half-sister, Ester Hileman of Martinsburg; one brother, Kenneth Copeland of Berkeley Springs; one half-brother, David Arndt of Pittsburgh; two grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The Rev. William Swope will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs, with graveside military services conducted by Tri-State Honor Guard.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 1319 Quarrier St., Charleston, W.Va. 25301.

Ilene M. Miller

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Ilene Marie Miller, 68, of 6387 Wagner Drive, died Friday, May 9, 1997, at Piney Mountain in Fayetteville, Pa.

Born Sept. 16, 1928, in Altoona, Pa., she was the daughter of Edith E. Shope Roles of Mercersburg, Pa., and the late Raymond E. Roles.

Her husband, George W.S. Miller, died in 1973.

She was a 1946 graduate of Altoona High School, and attended Gallinger Hospital School of Nursing in Washington, D.C., for two years.

She was a clerk for the U.S. Post Office in Chambersburg for 12 years, retiring in 1976.

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

In addition to her mother, she is survived by four daughters, Ilene M. McElwain, Edith I. McNew and Christine A. Wenger, all of Fayetteville, and Laurie L. Millard of Farmville, Va.; three sons, George W.S. Miller Jr. of Chambersburg, John R. Miller of Waynesboro, Pa., and Robert B. Miller of Fayetteville; two sisters, Dorothy Miller of Holidaysburg, Pa., and Donna Miller of Greencastle, Pa.; four brothers, Ken Roles of Youngstown, Ohio, Dean Roles of Mercersburg, Ralph Roles of Silver Spring, Md., and Thomas Roles of Upton, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Michael J. Wentz will officiate. Burial will be in Alta Reste Park in Altoona.

There will be no viewing. Friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Ada G.B. Hicks

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. - Ada G. Bonebrake Hicks, 93, formerly of North Church Street, Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, May 10, 1997, at her daughter's home in Bloomsburg, where she resided.

Born June 13, 1903, in Washington Township, Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Jacob M. and Lillie A. Mickley Bonebrake.

Her husband, Carey U. Hicks, died in 1981. They were married July 29, 1942.

She was a 1934 graduate of Waynesboro High School, and attended Juniata College in Huntington, Pa.

Early in life, she was employed as an elementary teacher in Washington Township schools for seven years, prior to her marriage.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro, Pa., where she taught Sunday school, served as Sunday school superintendent of the primary department, and served on the church council.

She also was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and National AARP.

She enjoyed doing the genealogy of the Mickley and Bonebrake families.

She is survived by one daughter, Susan R. Hicks of Bloomsburg; and one brother, Roy C. Bonebrake of New York, N.Y.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks will officiate. Burial will be in Burns Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes prior to the service on Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268; or to American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway Ave., New York, N.Y. 10023-7505.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

Leroy B. Reid

Leroy B. Reid, 41, of Hagerstown, and formerly of 333 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester, Va., died Thursday, May 8, 1997, at Colton Villa Nursing Center in Hagerstown.

Born April 13, 1956, in Clarindon, Jamaica, he was the son of Carmeta Reid of Clarindon, and the late Daniel Reid.

He was a member of St. Paul's A.M.E. Church of Winchester.

He is survived by one son, Omar Reid of Clarindon; five sisters, Janette Reid, Audrey Reid, Paulette Reid, Norma Thompson and Marcia Brown, all of Clarindon; and three brothers, Solomon Reid, Herbert Reid and Maurice Anderson, all of Clarindon.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Leroy Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Winchester.

Robert F. Long Jr.

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Robert Francis Long Jr., 59, of 9922 Kelly Road, died Friday, May 9, 1997, at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital.

Born Oct. 22, 1937, in Libertytown, Md., he was the son of the late Robert F. Long Sr. and Erma Catherine Brandenburg Long Green.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a technical sergeant, and was stationed in France, Germany, Africa, Morocco, the Philippines and many places in the United States.

After his retirement from the military, he was employed by Airpax in Frederick, Md., Frederick Automotive and Jenkins Motors in Frederick.

He owned and operated Wings and Things, where he sold whirligigs at various flea markets for the past four years.

He is survived by his wife, E. Irene "Renie" Beachley Long; two daughters, Cynthia Rene Phillips of Frederick and Catherine Marie Kidwell of Walkersville, Md.; one son, Robert F. Long III, stationed with the U.S. Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Ruth Virginia Fogle of Harmony, Md., Sarah Kathleen Gastley of Jefferson, and Martha Ellen Julian of Smithfield, Pa.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Annabelle Martin.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Church of the Brethren in Burkittsville, Md. Burial will be in Union Chapel Cemetery in Libertytown.

The family will receive friends at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown, Md., today and Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Friends also may call at the funeral home anytime on Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Long's twin grandchildren, James and Jonathan Kidwell.

Samuel N. Brumbaugh

Samuel N. Brumbaugh, 87, a resident of 18219 Showalter Road, Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 10, 1997, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 23, 1910, in State Line, he was the son of the late Edward C. and Rhoda Summers Brumbaugh.

He was a livestock dealer in the State Line and Hagerstown areas for more than 37 years, retiring in 1967.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army at various stateside posts.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by his wife, Emma M. Myers Brumbaugh, whom he married June 13, 1942; one sister, Marie Phillippy of Williamsport; two brothers, Edward Brumbaugh of Durham, N.C., and Harold Brumbaugh of Hagerstown; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Gail Brumbaugh and Virginia Brumbaugh.

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

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 29 East Ave., State Line, Pa. 17236.

Bernard M. McKenrick

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Bernard M. McKenrick, 74, of 6111 Sheller Road, died Saturday, May 10, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Aug. 10, 1922, in Buchanan Valley, Adams County, Pa., he was the son of the late Clarence and Viola McKenrick McNew.

He was a truck driver for Plasterer's Florist and Greenhouse Inc. in Chambersburg for 10 years, retiring in 1991. He also was a driver for Valley Transit Mix in Chambersburg for 30 years.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46 in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Isabel D. Mull McKenrick, whom he married April 3, 1943; one daughter, Nancy B. Bateman of Fayetteville, Pa.; one son, Terry L. McKenrick of Fayetteville; one brother, Howard McNew of Fayetteville; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by one son, Duwane P. McKenrick; and one sister.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. George S. Mouer Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

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

Thomas W. Clark

RANSON, W.Va. - Thomas William "Tommy" Clark, 73, of Ranson, died Sunday, May 11, 1997, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Jan. 14, 1924, in Boyce, Clarke County, Va., he was the son of the late James A. and Elizabeth Nicodemus Clark.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Muriel I. Brockman Clark, in 1981.

He retired from Western Auto in Charles Town, W.Va., in 1983, after 30 years of service.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Halltown Presbyterian Church in Halltown, W.Va.

He also was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948 in Charles Town.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Sonia L. Rumbarger Clark; one daughter, Muriel "Lucky" Shutts of Middleway, W.Va.; two stepdaughters, Carla Edwards of Ranson, and Donna Bohrer of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; two grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Louise Griffith, Bessie Tomlin, Blanche McAtee and Esther Ashby; and one brother, Henry Clark.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. Wyman Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home where Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Halltown Presbyterian Church, c/o Myrna Bowers, treasurer, P.O. Box 01, Halltown, W.Va. 25423.

Penny L. Purdy

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Penny L. Purdy, 50, of 4490 Statler Road, died Sunday, May 11, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born July 3, 1946, in Denver, she was the daughter of Charles Morrison of Truth or Consequences, N.M., and the late Dorothy Kranisch Morrison.

She attended University of Missouri at Columbia, Mo., and took courses at University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., and Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Paul J. Purdy; three daughters, Brooke Johnson of Chambersburg, and twins, Noel Joy Purdy of Kansas City, Kan., and Beth Anne Purdy of Chambersburg; one son, Matthew Shane Purdy of Kansas City; three sisters, Charlsey Kelly of South Easton, Mass., Jodie Massingill of Edmund, Okla., and Linda Hansen of Overland Park, Kan.; and one brother, William Rex Morrison of Albuquerque, N.M.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Glen A. Miller will officiate. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to March of Dimes Cumberland Valley Division, 550 Cleveland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Herbert R. Cordell Sr.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Herbert R. Cordell Sr., 79, of 4219 Altenwald Road, died Sunday, May 11, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Feb. 10, 1918, in Oakville, Pa., he was the son of the late Roy W. and Elsie Clever Cordell.

He was employed at Landis Machine Co. in Waynesboro, retiring in 1982. He previously worked at Etter's Orchard in Chambersburg and grew up on a farm in Fort Stouffer, Franklin County, Pa.

He was a member of Marion United Methodist Church in Marion, Pa.

He also was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 842 in Chambersburg, where he held a fellowship degree and was a Legion member.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Smith Cordell, whom he married Sept. 29, 1941; five daughters, Elsie M. Stoops, Fay D. Adams, Kay A. Hite, and Dee A. Barton, all of Chambersburg, and Dottie J. Helman of Hagerstown; five sons, Roy M. Cordell, John A. Cordell and Winston S. Cordell, all of Chambersburg, H. Russell Cordell of Lehighton, Pa., and Paul L. Cordell of Greenville, Pa.; three sisters, Anna M. Freet of Chambersburg, Hulda G. Russell of Chambersburg, and Fay E. Hoke of Greencastle, Pa.; two brothers, Ross D. Cordell of Waynesboro, and Donald R. Cordell of Greencastle; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, one brother and one granddaughter.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Guy Camp III and the Rev. Mervil R. Stambaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Members of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 842 will conduct a service at the funeral home today at 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Intensive Care Unit of Chambersburg Hospital, 112 N. Seventh St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

John A. Hackimer

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - John Andrew Hackimer, 77, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, May 12, 1997, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

He was born April 20, 1920, in Tyre, Pa.

He retired from Giant Food.

He served with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of American Legion in Berkeley Springs.

He is survived by his wife, Flora Morris Hackimer.

He was preceded in death by one son, Keyth Hackimer.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

Kenneth E. Harmon

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Kenneth Edward Harmon, 44, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, May 12, 1997, at his home.

Born April 30, 1953, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he is the son of Helen Jane Weir Harmon of Westernport, Md., and the late Edward Norris Harmon.

He was a 1972 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School.

He worked as a hand line technician with Richardson-Wayland Electric Corp. in Roanoke, Va., and more recently with M.J. Electric in Luke, Md.

He was a member of Back Creek Valley Full Gospel Church in Hedgesville, W.Va.

He was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 307 in Cumberland, Md., and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2283 in Cresaptown, Md.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his foster mother, Pearl Virginia Johnson of Berkeley Springs; six sisters, Carol Ann Herrell and Mary Gene Harmon, both of Martinsburg, Ruth Louise Bennett of Hagerstown, Linda Lou Cooper of Berkeley Springs, Virginia Lee Silver of Hedgesville, and Evelyn Marie Harmon of Romney, W.Va.; one brother, James Meredith Harmon of Keyser, W.Va.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his foster father, Ercell Johnson.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Max E. Silver will officiate. Burial will be in Back Creek Valley Full Gospel Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Back Creek Valley Full Gospel Church, Route 2, Box 127A, Hedgesville, W.Va. 25427.

Odry C. Effland

GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - Odry Carlton Effland, 73, of Fishers Bridge, died Sunday, May 11, 1997, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital.

Born in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Floyd C. and Cora Edith Dawson Effland.

He was a retired auditor for the state of Maryland accident fund.

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

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Great Cacapon.

He also was a member of Dark Hollow Hunting Club.

He is survived by his wife, Genevieve V. Shade Effland; three sons, Philip E. Effland of Pittsburgh, and Richard L. Effland and Ralph L. Effland, both of Baltimore; two sisters, Wilma Unger and Mary Unger, both of Hancock; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Gerald Effland, Junior Effland and Donald Effland.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church in Great Cacapon. The Rev. Roger Burtner will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs, with graveside military services conducted by Tri-State Honor Guard.

Friends may call at Hunter Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, today from 4 to 9 p.m., and at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Clyde Brown

Memorial services for Clyde Brown, 83, of 18819 Preston Road, Hagerstown, who died Saturday, March 22, 1997, will be Saturday, May 17, at 11 a.m. at Haven Lutheran Church, Haven Road, Hagerstown.

Omar E. Stine Sr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Omar E. Stine Sr., 79, of 9123 Fort McCord Road, and Tioga, Pa., died Saturday, May 10, 1997, at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa.

Born May 16, 1917, in Mercersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Christopher C. and Lula I. Forthyse Stine.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Mae Tritle Stine, in 1975.

He was employed as an automobile mechanic by Chrysler Corp. prior to retirement.

He is survived by one daughter, Rose Marie Miller of Edenville, Pa., and Tioga; three sons, Omar Stine of Chambersburg, John L. Stine of Fayetteville, Pa., and Robert Stine of Mercersburg, Pa.; two brothers, Charles B. Stine and Harry B. Stine, both of Waynesboro, Pa.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Stine; and four brothers, Howard Stine, Ed Stine, Harold Stine and Earl Stine.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, St. Thomas, Pa. The Rev. Curtis Bryant will officiate. Burial will be in Montgomery Brethren In Christ Cemetery, Mercersburg.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open today from 2 to 9 p.m.

Gordon B. Hewlett

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gordon B. Hewlett, 85, of 165 Colonial Drive, died Sunday, May 11, 1997, at Harrisburg General Hospital.

Born July 6, 1911, in Clearfield County, Pa., he was the son of the late Sampson Newton and Sarah Maude Doherty Hewlett.

His wife, Josephine White Hewlett, died in 1996.

He was manager and operator of Valley Transit Mix, a division of Valley Quarries, where he also was an officer and board director until his retirement in 1989.

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, Pa.

He was a shriner with Zembo Temple in Harrisburg; a mason with General James Chambers Lodge 801, where he was a charter and a 50-year member; and a member of Harrisburg Consistory Ancient Accepted Scotish Rite.

He was a member of Kiwanis Club in Chambersburg, on the board of directors of Chambersburg Hospital from 1971 to 1978, and was a volunteer with Chambersburg chapter of Service Corps of Retired Executives since 1989.

He is survived by one daughter, Janice O'Connor of Long Valley, N.J.; one son, James G. Hewlett of Washington, D.C.; one sister, Frances Forsyth of Lansing, Mich.; one brother, John H. Hewlett of Baltimore; two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Richard B. Cartwright will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the service on Thursday.

Memorial donations may be made to Chambersburg Hospital, 112 N. Seventh St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Edith B. Edmond

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Edith B. Edmond, 74, of Martinsburg, died Monday, May 12, 1997, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Feb. 14, 1923, in Hillsboro, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Rhul K. and Ena Scott Pringle.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Mormon faith.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Floyd H. Edmond; two daughters, Brenda C. Bartley of Martinsburg, and Sheila Morris of Fredericksburg, Va.; one son, Stephen Edmond of Martinsburg; one stepson, Floyd E. Edmond of Arizona; one sister, Anna Mae Eagle of Texas; one brother, Joe Pringle of Lenore, Texas; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mollie Eagle; three brothers, Glenn Pringle, George Pringle and Bob Pringle; and one grandson.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel in Martinsburg. Bishop Mike Lee will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg.

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

Dorothy M. Leaman

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Dorothy Mae Ryder Pugh Baker Leaman, 74, of 15270 Cider Press Road, died Saturday, May 10, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Jan. 10, 1923, in New York, she was the daughter of the late Elsie Ryder.

Her first husband, Ralph M. Pugh, died in 1969. They were married in January 1945.

She married her second husband, Herbert Baker, in 1970.

She was a high school graduate and attended New York University for two years.

She was a music teacher for Machen Music in Hagerstown from 1954 to 1960. She worked at Leaman's Pet and Garden Center in Leitersburg from 1971 to 1993, where she eventually became owner.

She was a breeder of cocker spaniels, German shepherds and Shetland sheep dogs, training and showing them in the local area.

She was of the Episcopalian faith.

She was a member of Antietam Humane Society in Waynesboro, and a former member of Mason-Dixon Kennel Club in Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband, James H. Leaman, whom she married April 17, 1974; two sons, Bryce Pugh of Greencastle, Pa., and Douglas Pugh of Waynesboro, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter; and her former husband, Herbert Baker.

She was preceded in death by one son, Stephen Pugh.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Canon Stanley F. Imboden will officiate.

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


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