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Virginia D. VanDyke

Virginia Dare VanDyke, 83, of 11403 Stonecroft Court, Hagerstown, died Sunday, May 18, 1997, at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore.

Born April 9, 1914, in Wise, Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Laura Forest Artrip Davis.

Her husband, Buford F. VanDyke, died in 1996.

She was a member of Rebekah Lodge in Virginia.

She is survived by two daughters, Martha K. Swarner and Rebecca J. Lewis, both of Hagerstown; two sons, Douglas R. VanDyke of Ferrum, Va., and Ronald L. VanDyke of Richlands, Va.; one sister, Lottie Rider of Baltimore; two brothers, Robert Davis and Carrol Davis, both of Detroit; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Margaret Fields, and one brother, Paul Davis.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Raymond H. Shriver will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

Visitation will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Raymond E. Kirk

Raymond E. Kirk, 69, of Selema Drive, Hagerstown, died Friday, May 16, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 28, 1928, in Duncannon, Pa., he was the son of the late Raymond Eugene and Mary Ann Graham Kirk.

He was employed with Turner Transportation in Hagerstown.

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

He was a member of American Legion Post 211 and Moose Lodge 2435, both of Funkstown, Legion of the Moose Post 10 in Baltimore, and AARP.

He is survived by one sister, Mary Jane Knight of Cumberland, Md.; two brothers, Richard E. Kirk of Hagerstown, and Bud M. Kirk of El Paso, Texas; nieces and nephews; and his companion, R. Beverly Popo.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Sue Delores Short.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.

Arlene R. Kuhn

SABILLASVILLE, Md. - Arlene Rena Kuhn, 76, of 4638 Foxville Road, died Sunday, May 18, 1997, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born May 12, 1921, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Frank H. and Rena E. Buhrman Kuhn.

She was employed as a domestic worker in Thurmont, Md.

She is survived by one daughter, Jill Arlene Brown of Sabillasville; three sisters, Faye E. Swope of Cavetown, Jane M. Blickenstaff of Sabillasville, and Bonnie Lou Harpe of Hancock; one brother, Richard F. Kuhn of Foxville; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Swope; and one brother, Jack Kuhn.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main St., Thurmont. The Rev. Eugene R. Harne will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Bethel Cemetery in Foxville.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until the time of the service on Wednesday.

Lucinda R. Kuhns

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lucinda R. Kuhns, 82, of Menno Haven, Chambersburg, and formerly of 678 S. Coldbrook Ave., Chambersburg, died Sunday, May 18, 1997, at Menno-Haven.

Born Jan. 3, 1915, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Morris D. and Elsie Rife Wenger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul A. Kuhns, on Nov. 14, 1989.

She was employed by the former Stanley Co., Chambersburg, until her retirement after more than 20 years.

She enjoyed quilting and gardening.

She was a member of Chambersburg Mennonite Church, Chambersburg, Pa.

She was a volunteer at Menno Haven, Chambersburg.

She she is survived by three daughters, Lois Landis of Clementon, N.J., Hazel Frey of Lancaster, Pa., and Julia Young of Greencastle, Pa.; two sisters, Dorothy Finafrock and LuElla Crist, both of Chambersburg; two brothers, Orville Wenger of Scotland, Pa., and Chester V. Wenger of Chambersburg; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Vaughn Kuhns; and one brother, Abram Wenger.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Chambersburg Mennonite Church, 1800 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Jerry A. Roth and the Rev. Preston M. Fey will officiate. Burial will be in Chambersburg Mennonite Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Viewing will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to Menno Haven Inc., 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Rachelle D.C. Yoder

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Rachelle D. Cranmer Yoder, 42, of 213 Park Circle, died Sunday, May 18, 1997.

Born Sept. 2, 1954, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Robert John and Dorothy Lillian Lentz Cranmer. She lived in Lancaster, Pa., Elizabethtown, Pa., and Tennessee.

She was a 1972 graduate of Elizabethtown Area High School. She then graduated from Coventington Area Vo-Tech in 1988 as a licensed practical nurse.

She was a member of Cornerstone Church of Christ in Chambersburg.

She is survived by two daughters, Cherith Ann Yoder and Grace Joy Yoder, both of Chambersburg; two sisters, Donna Cook of Shippensburg, Pa., and Odessa Trinkle of Maytown, Pa.; three nieces; and two nephews.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at African Methodist Episcopal Church, 530 S. Main St., Chambersburg. The Rev. Jerry O. Timbrook will officiate.

The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes prior to the service on Wednesday.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium in Waynesboro, Pa.

Gerald A. Leberknight

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gerald A. Leberknight, 85, of 3459 Gleneagles Drive, died Sunday, May 18, 1997, at Shippensburg Health Care Center, Shippensburg, Pa.

Born Oct. 1, 1911, in Orrstown, Pa., he was the son of the late John M. and Mary N. Whisler Leberknight.

He was employed as assistant superintendent with Pennsylvania Department of Highways in Franklin County, Pa., for 23 years. Prior to that, he was an auditor with the auditor general's and state treasurer's offices in Harrisburg, Pa. Prior to being employed by the state, he worked at the former Shirt Craft Co. in Shippensburg.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Chambersburg. He was a former member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Orrstown, Pa., where he served on the church choir, as treasurer of Luther League and as a member of the male chorus.

He was a member of the Franklin County Executive Democratic Committee; a former district chairman for Southampton Township and West End, Shippensburg; and a former Democratic committeeman. He was active in politics for more than 60 years.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel M. Ingram Leberknight, whom he married Oct. 15, 1932; one daughter, Kathryn L. Baughman of Chambersburg, Pa.; one son, Gerald T. Leberknight of Chambersburg; one sister, Erna L. Stepler of Chambersburg; one brother, Dr. Arthur K. Leberknight of Cresco, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

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

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 26 Commerce St., Chambersburg. The Rev. Charles W. Kampmeyer will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg.

A viewing will be held at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 26 Commerce St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc., 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

Hilda L. Davis

Hilda Louise Davis, 72, of 243 N. Locust St., Hagerstown, died Monday, May 19, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 3, 1925, in Boonsboro, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Floria Baker Morrison.

Her husband, Allen V. Davis, died in 1982.

She retired from Londontown Manufacturing in Boonsboro, after 20 years of service.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by three sons, Dale L. Davis Sr., Terry E. Davis Sr. and Ronald W. Davis, all of Hagerstown; two sisters, Helen Spong of Keedysville, and Betty Mills of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Genevieve Stoneburger.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Loyal H. Vanderveer 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.

Timothy E. Button

Timothy E. "Tim" Button, 32, of 20532 Bluebird Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, May 18, 1997, at his home.

Born July 28, 1964, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Edward N. Button and D. Kay Hoover Button, both of Hagerstown.

He was a 1984 graduate of Smithsburg High School, and received his associate's degree from Hagerstown Junior College.

He was employed as a computer programmer with Electronic Banking Systems.

He enjoyed working with computers.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Kimberly Button of Manassas, Va., Susan Pugh and Rebecca Button, both of Hagerstown; one brother, Preston Button of Hagerstown; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Hoover of Greencastle, Pa.; two aunts; one uncle; and cousins.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. Pastor David Armstrong and Ed Button will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association of Washington County, 92 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Lewis W. Trumpower

Lewis William Trumpower, 73, of 1114 Security Road, Hagerstown, died Monday, May 19, 1997, at his home.

Born Dec. 22, 1923, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Isaac and Bessie Hose Trumpower.

His wife, Margaret D. Trumpower, died in 1988.

He was employed with Dixie Millworks, and previously with Cushwa Coal Yards and Victor Products.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was a former member of American Legion, Funkstown Post 211, and a member of Hagerstown Suns Fan Club.

He was a founding member of Community Rescue Service.

He is survived by four daughters, Cheryl Metzer of Keedysville, Dee Dee Flick of Ridgeley, W.Va., Donna Glaser of Pittsburgh, and Tammy Monroe of Cumberland; two sons, Donald Trumpower of Maugansville and David Trumpower of Cavetown; two sisters, Sarah Brunner of Myersville, Md., and Beulah Younkers of Marlowe, W.Va.; one brother, Richard Trumpower of Hagerstown; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Negley and Louise Kirby; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Randall Reid, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Mary F. Knicely

Mary Frances Knicely, 89, formerly of 10 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 17, 1997, at Coffman Nursing Home.

Born Nov. 25, 1907, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Julia Neibert Hogan.

She was a member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church.

She is survived by five sisters, Julia Donovan of Flushing, N.Y., Naomi Horn, Ruth Troupe and Betty Meeker, all of Hagerstown, and Doris McCallum of Bethesda, Md.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Pearl Haines and Mildred Weller; and two brothers, John Hogan and Bob Hogan.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Raymond Lytle will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 443 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

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

Rodger L. Bachtell Sr.

Rodger Lee Bachtell Sr., 44, of Woodland Way, Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 17, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 5, 1952, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Juanita C. Spessard Linton of Hagerstown and the late Clarence L. "Bud" Bachtell.

He was employed by Turner Transportation, Hagerstown, for 29 years.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, Rodger Lee Bachtell Jr. of Hagerstown; two sisters, Debora J. Earnest of Williamsport and Robin M. Crumlich both of Hagerstown; and a companion, Vanessa Ashby.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Smithsburg Cemetery. The Rev. William Brice will officiate.

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

Glen D. Gordon Jr.

TAMPA, Fla. - A Masonic service for Glen D. Gordon Jr., 63, of Tampa, will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Blount, Curry and Roel A.P. Boza Town and Country Chapel, 6902 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. Lodge 257 F.&A.M. will officiate.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Gordon; two daughters, Barbara Gordon and Casey Seefus; one son, Jeffrey Gordon; one stepdaughter, Deidra Nealon; one stepson, Joseph Nealon; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial donations may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 12502 N. Pine Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33612.

Wilbur T. Jesson Sr.

The family of Wilbur Thomas Jesson Sr., 86, of 923 Marion St., Hagerstown, who died Sunday, May 18, 1997, requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Children's Shrine Hospital, 8400 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia Pa., 19152.

Lewis W. Smith Sr.

KEEDYSVILLE - Lewis William Smith Sr., 78, of 4718 Toyer Road, died Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Feb. 3, 1919, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late David W. and Edna Boward Smith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Smith, on July 24, 1980.

He retired as an auto mechanic from Montgomery Ward. He had also been employed by Dale Moore Used Cars, Hagerstown and Fairchild Industries.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served during World War II. He was wounded on Guadalcanal.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of American Legion, Boonsboro Post 10.

He is survived by one daughter, Donna L. Zimmerman of Boonsboro; two sons, Lewis Smith Jr. of Boonsboro and Gary W. Smith Sr. of Brunswick, Md.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Gloria Ellen Smith.

Services will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Gene W. Renner will officiate. Burial, with military graveside services by Bravo Company 4th LAR Battalion, Fort Detrick, Md., will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family also will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742; or the American Lung Association of Maryland, 11 Columbia St., Cumberland, Md. 21502.

Charles E. Round

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Charles E. Round, 74, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, May 18, 1997, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg.

Born Oct. 2, 1922, in Arlington, Va., he was the son of the late George C. and Inez Oliver Round.

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

He is survived by one brother, Wendell Round of Falls Church, Va.

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

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Affairs Post Chapel. Burial will be in Culpeper National Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home.

Edgar L. Moats

Edgar Lee Moats, 69, of 743 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 23, 1927, in Fairplay, he was the son of the late Wyatt Franklin and Launa Missouri Boyer Moats Sr.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jean Mijanovich Moats on Nov. 22, 1993.

He was employed by Fairchild Aircraft, L'Aiglon, and Dorbee Manufacturing. He retired from Homewood Retirement Center.

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

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of the American Legion, Funkstown Post 211; the Amvets 10; Moose Lodge 1191 of Waynesboro, Pa.; FOE 1758 of Waynesboro; VFW 695 of Waynesboro; Eagles Inc. of Waynesboro; Owls Club of Waynesboro; VFW 6319 of Greencastle, Pa.; and the Redmen of Williamsport.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Rice Moats; one daughter, Launa Bender of Forest Hill, Md.; one son, Randy L. Moats; three stepdaughters, Debra Boward of Williamsport, Donna Lynn Minnick and Denise Minnich, both of Hagerstown; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-granddaughter.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Fred M. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Allen R. Patterson

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Allen R. "Al" Patterson, 57, of 101 S. Potomac St., died Monday, May 19, 1997, at his home.

Born Nov. 18, 1939, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Edward and Armatha Belle Whitmore Patterson.

During the early 1960s and 1970s he was employed as an automatic pin-setter operator by Zook's Recreation Center, Waynesboro. Also during the 1960s, he worked at the Freeman Shoe Co., Waynesboro, as a machine operator. He later worked for 16 years at Keystone Homes Inc., Rouzerville, Pa.

He is survived by three sisters, Kathleen M. O'Dell of Norfolk, Va., Ellen V. Patterson and Pamela J. Patterson, both of Waynesboro; one brother, Robert F. Patterson of Windsor, Pa.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald E. Patterson, in 1981.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Harbaugh Church Cemetery, Rouzerville.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to the Allen Patterson Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank of Waynesboro, Center Square, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematory, Waynesboro.

J. Richard Keckler

J. Richard "Dick" Keckler, 79, of 18333 College Road, Hagerstown, died Monday, May 19, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born near Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late John A. and E. Grace Crider Keckler.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Niad A. Tarsus Keckler, in 1995.

He was a retired guard from the Penal Farm. He had been an officer with the Hagerstown Police Department and a driver for Blue Ridge Bus Lines in Hagerstown.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater.

He was a member of Hagerstown Lodge 217 AF&AM; Tall Cedars of Lebanon Forest 95, Hagerstown; Funkstown American Legion Post 211; and FOE Aerie 694.

He is survived by one daughter, Jo Ellen Knight of Hagerstown; one son, Thomas D. Keckler of Williamsport; one stepdaughter, Dian E. Dingle of Dillsburg, Pa.; one stepson, Ron E. Linder of Temple, Texas; one sister, Jean E. "Pat" Trott of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. James C. Brinkley Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where a Masonic memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Mae E. Evans

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mae Emily Evans, 85, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at her home.

Born May 4, 1912, in Confluence, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred Knight Reynolds.

She was a charter member of Church of Christ in Martinsburg.

She bowled.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Albert U. Evans; one daughter, Gail Evans of Helena, Mont., one son, Arnold Evans of Beaumont, Texas; one brother, Charles Reynolds of North Carolina; two granddaughters; four grandsons; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Grace Morris, Elsie Cornell, Mary Bingaman and Olive Voorhees; and one brother, George Reynolds.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel in Martinsburg. The Rev. Warren Kenney will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Lula I. Arnett

GREENVILLE, Ohio - Lula I. Arnett, 99, of Brethrens Home Medical Center, Greenville, and formerly of Laura, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at the home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl G. Arnett, in January 1983.

She was a member of Potsdam Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by two sons, Don Arnett of Laura and Waldo Arnett of Hagerstown; one half brother, Paul Shuff of Sun City, Ariz.; four grandsons; seven great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; and four step great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Shuff and Robert Shuff; and a half brother, Mark Shuff.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum, Ohio. Pastor Robert Kurtz will officiate. Burial will be in Mote Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Potsdam Church of the Brethren.

Mary C.E. Kline

Mary C. Evans Kline, 95, of Bunker Hill, died Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at Integrated Health Services of West Virginia at Charles Town, W.Va.

Born Oct. 17, 1901, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Susan Powell.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Roy "Red" Evans; and by her second husband, James W. "Bill" Kline.

She was employed with Martinsburg Laundry and Perfection Garment Factory.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by one daughter, Helen Wolford of Martinsburg; one son, C. William Evans Sr. of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; one grandson, C. William Evans Jr. of Martinsburg; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Elsie Weller and Ruth Kline; and one grandson.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel in Martinsburg. The Rev. Kenneth Click will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Mark E. Tracey

SMITHSBURG - Mark E. Tracey, 83, of Wolfsville Road, died Monday, May 19, 1997, at Reeders Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born Oct. 20, 1913, near Edgemont, he was the son of the late Columbus and Martha V. Cline Tracey.

He was employed as a farmer and orchard worker.

He was a member of South Mountain Rod and Gun Club, Smithsburg.

He is survived by nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, David Tracey; half-sisters and half-brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. Pastor Paul Heefner will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Bethel Cemetery, Foxville, Md.

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

Jane A. Russell

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Jane A. Russell, 77, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Jan. 18, 1920, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Samuel H. and Laura M. Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joel P. Russell.

She was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

She also was a member of Freedom Chapter 87, Order of Eastern Star, Eldersburg, Md.

She is survived by one daughter, Laura May Newcomb of Martinsburg; one sister, Dorothy Bossert of Easton, Md.; one brother, Howard S. Anderson of Raleigh, N.C.; and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Irma Anderson and Patsy Neuman.

Services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. at Haight Funeral Home, 6416 Sykesville, Sykesville, Md. The Rev. Robert T. Wellman will officiate. Burial will be in Taylorsville United Methodist Church Cemetery, Taylorsville, Md.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The family also will receive friends at Haight Funeral Home, Sykesville, Md., Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

E. Marie Crouse

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - E. Marie Crouse, 85, of Berkeley Springs, and formerly of Needmore, Pa., died Monday, May 19, 1997, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.

Born Nov. 22, 1911, in Ayr Township, Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Erastus and A. Bertha E. Pittman Bard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Myron S. Crouse, in 1985.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She was a member of Tonoloway Baptist Cemetery Association, Needmore.

She is survived by two daughters, Mildred Naomi Smith of Oxnard, Calif., and Betty L. Allgyer, of Berkeley Springs, with whom she resided; two sons, Ed D. Crouse of Hancock and Lester A. Crouse of Hampton, Va.; two half-sisters, Ida Litton and Vesta Hull, both of Big Cove Tannery, Pa.; one half-brother, Mosser Shives of Florence, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, John Bard.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Tonoloway Baptist Cemetery, near Needmore.

The Rev. William D. Leonard will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock, today from 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from noon to 9 p.m. today.

Memorial donations may be made to the Tonoloway Baptist Cemetery Association, c/o Effie Ward, 211 Maryland Ave., Hancock, Md. 21750; the Morgan County Rescue Service, P.O. Box 151 Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411; or to the Morgan County Chapter of the American Heart Association, c/o Morgan County War Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility, Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Alyce H. Dagenais

Alyce Hitt Dagenais, 89, formerly of 505 Gordon Circle, Hagerstown, died Monday, May 19, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport.

Born Nov. 24, 1907, in Greenwood, S.C., she was the daughter of the late John Rainey and Isabelle Caroline Stames Hitt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Henri Dagenias Jr., in 1978.

She was a graduate of Lander College, Greenwood, S.C.

She was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Williamsport.

She also was a member of Fountain Head Country Club; a board member of the Needlework Guild of America for 20 years and helped organized subsidiary Junior Groups in this area. The Women's Club, Hagerstown; the Boys Club, and was active with the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

She is survived by one brother, W. Charles Hitt, of Greenwood, Va.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Henry Earl Hitt, John Clyde Hitt and Ben Aaron Hitt.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Mark A. Sandell will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers, and suggests memorial donations be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.

Carolyn P.P. Happel

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Carolyn P. Petrie Happel, 67, of 1900 E. Main St., died Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born April 17, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Charles LeRoy and Mary Alice Foreman Petrie.

She was a 1947 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She was employed in the production department of Frick Co. for 10 years.

She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond G. Happel Jr., whom she married Nov. 20, 1948; one son, Gary R. Happel of Smithsburg; one brother, Robert Petrie of Duccanville, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Petrie, in 1988.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks will officiate. Burial will be in Prince's Church Cemetery, near Waynesboro.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lutheran Home Care Services, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, 17201.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Richard H. "Richie" Bingaman III

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Richard H. "Richie" Bingaman III, 17, of 12092 Crestview Drive, died Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Born April 7, 1980, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Richard H. Bingaman II of Greencastle and Teresa L. Koontz Bingaman of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

He attended Greencastle area schools. While in school, he played football for Greencastle Middle School. He played in the Colt Baseball League of St. Thomas, Pa.

He was employed by Koontz Dry Walling for two summers.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Jessi L. Bingaman of Greencastle; one brother, James B. Bingaman of Greencastle; maternal grandmother, Anna Mae Koontz of Greencastle; paternal grandparents, Richard and Beverly Bingaman of Greencastle; and paternal great-grandfather, Allen C. Bingaman of Greencastle.

Services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle. The Rev. Floyd E. Myers and the Rev. Donald N. Kretzer will officiate. Burial will be in Broadfording Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Four Diamonds Fund, c/o Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, Pa. 17033.

Hubert E. Kendall

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Hubert E. "Hub" Kendall, 95, of 249 N. Broad St., died Sunday, May 18, 1997, at Colton Villa Nursing Home.

Born Dec. 15, 1901, near Smithsburg, he was the son of the late Abraham and Ida Toms Kendall. He had also lived in the Highfield, Md. area.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona A. Carbaugh Kendall, on June 3, 1979. They were married in August 1925.

He was employed as a line foreman by South Penn Power Co., presently Allegheny Power Co., from 1926 until his retirement in 1966.

He was a member of the 25 Century Club of Allegheny Power Co., South Chapter 2977 AARP and the National AARP.

He enjoyed working in his garden.

He is survived by one daughter, Vivian L. Martin of Hagerstown; one son, Donald E. Kendall of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Carroll A. Kendall, in 1981; one grandson, Jeffrey Lynn Martin, in 1962; three sisters; and three brothers.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Roger K. Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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


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