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Obituaries

July 21, 1997
(Page 3 of 4)

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Apostolic Church of Maryland, 13316 Independence Road, Clear Spring, Md. 21722.

Perry Dodson

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Perry Dodson, 78, of 344 W. Baltimore St., and formerly of Olympia, Wash., died Sunday, July 20, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 26, 1918, in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., he was the son of the late James Henry and Mary Ellen Nichols Dodson.

His first wife, Anna E. Snyder Dodson, died in 1984.

He retired with the rank of staff sergeant after 21 years in the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

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He founded and headed the Perry Dodson Musical Troupe for 17 years in Olympia. Earlier, he worked at the former Potomac Edison Co. in Hagerstown, and was the last surviving conductor of the street car unit that ran from Hagerstown to Williamsport.

He was a member of Calvary Bible Church in Greencastle.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Wolfe-Dodson, whom he married Dec. 3, 1995; two daughters, Maybelle Dutton of Nauvoo, Ala., and Lois E. Williams of Olympia; two sons, Jerald E. Dodson of Olympia, and Henry A. Dodson of Big Pine Key, Fla.; two stepsons, Alan Reed of Greencastle, and the Rev. Stephon Reed of Wooster, Ohio; three sisters, Fannie Kauffman of Hagerstown, Eva Diehl of Florida, and Christina Markle of Holly Hill, Fla.; five brothers, James A. Dodson and Jessie N. Dodson, both of Florida, Elmer F. Dodson Sr. and Walter R. Dodson, both of Hagerstown, and Mitchell H. Dodson of Greencastle; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one stepson, Terry Reed; and five brothers and sisters.

Services, to be held at Olympic Memorial Gardens Chapel, will be conducted by Mills and Mills Funeral Service of Olympia.

Local arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home in Greencastle.

Samuel Guice

Samuel Guice, 72, of Falling Waters, W.Va., died Sunday, July 20, 1997, in a drowning accident in Maryland.

Born April 20, 1925, in New Orleans, he was the son of the late H. and Addie Avery Guice.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he retired after 20 years as a chief radioman. He served during World War II and the Korean War. He previously was employed as a nurse at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va., and as a school teacher at South Hagerstown High School.

He was a member of Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW, where he was on the house committee; and Post 202 American Legion, Williamsport.

He is survived by his wife, Mayme Walker Guice; one daughter, Penny Lee Sandrock of Annapolis, Md.; eight stepdaughters, Kelly Arvin and Dolores Sheeder, both of Falling Waters, Susan Kuhn, Jackie Printz and Blanche St. Clair, all of Waynesboro, Alice Hamby of Hagerstown, Freda Brown of State Line, Pa., and Kathleen Stouffer of South Mountain, Pa.; three stepsons, David Dinkle and Steven Dinkle, both of Martinsburg, and Joseph L. Reese of Falling Waters; one brother, Martin Guice of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Jeffrey Wayne Guice and Wayne Dinkle; two sisters, Mamie Guice and Lillian Guice; three brothers, Horace Guice, Harvey Guice and Robert Guice; and one great-grandson.

Services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. James C. Mack will officiate. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

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

Bessie L.M. McLaughlin

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Bessie Louise Mentzer McLaughlin, 73, of Gettysburg Lutheran Home, and formerly of 11268 Gehr Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, July 19, 1997, at her home.

Born May 8, 1924, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Harry J. and Bessie J. Forthman Mentzer.

She attended Quincy High School, Quincy, Pa.

Her husband, Edgar William McLaughlin Jr., died in 1996. They were married Oct. 7, 1940.

She was employed at Letterkenny Army Depot during World War II. She occasionally worked at Gettysburg Shoe Factory, Gettysburg, and Freeman Shoe Co., Waynesboro. She was a homemaker.

She attended Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church, Five Forks, Pa.

She is survived by two daughters, Lucretia J. Webber of Canada, and Margie L. Calimer of York, Pa.; two sons, Mark A. McLaughlin of Fairfield, Pa., and Matthew G. McLaughlin of Gettysburg; one sister, Lucy Funk of Waynesboro; one brother, Huber Mentzer of Waynesboro; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl Mentzer, Ralph Mentzer and Clarence Mentzer.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Ivan R. Mechtly will officiate. Burial will be in Burns Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m.

Ardella L. Murphy

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ardella L. Murphy, 66, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, July 20, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

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