September 16, 1997


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Wednesday, September 17, 1997 Edition

Mitzie M. Netz

Mitzie M. Netz, 58, of 15739 Spade Road, Hagerstown, died Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 30, 1938, in Antrim Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Mary Ada Hill Hornbaker and Raymond Yeager.

She was employed by Colton Villa Nursing Home, retiring in 1992.

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

She is survived by her husband, David Grover Netz Sr.; four daughters, Lenora Barnhart and Yvonne "Bobbie" Bryan, both of Hagerstown, Karen Hornbaker of Mercersburg, Pa., and Joyce Mackey of Waynesboro, Pa.; one son, David G. Netz Jr. of Hagerstown; four sisters, Bernice Aiken and Connie Bell, both of Hagerstown, and Donna Hose and Darlene McPherson, both of Clear Spring; three brothers, Leonard Rigel of Clear Spring, William Hornbaker of Newport News, Va., and Daniel Hornbaker of Falling Waters, W.Va.; her foster mother, Edna Rigel of Hagerstown; and eight grandchildren.


Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Robert E. Timmons will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open today after 9 a.m.

Ernest C. Sheppard

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Ernest Clayton Sheppard, 92, of Hedgesville, died Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born Feb. 14, 1905, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles William and Flora Belle Johnson Sheppard.

His wife, Edith Claire Somers Sheppard, died in 1986.

He attended Red Hill School in Morgan County.

He drove a team of mules and worked in local orchards. He later worked for the B&O Railroad. From the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s, he worked as a riveter at Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown. He later worked with both Lloyd Lutman's and John Reddick's orchards. Prior to retiring, he worked with Bradley Kesecker Contracting, Martinsburg, W.Va.

He attended Chestnut Grove Church, Hedgesville.

He is survived by four daughters, I. Louise Souders of Berkeley Springs, Phyllis J. Brown and Lacy J. Light, both of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Edna P. Ketterman of Frederick, Md.; two sons, George E. Sheppard of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Charles C. Sheppard of Hedgesville; three sisters, Beatrice C. Rankin, Vietta P. Weigle and Ida "Peggy" Huffman, all of Hedgesville; his primary caregiver and daughter-in-law, Catherine C. Sheppard of Hedgesville; 29 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Frances V. Bell; two brothers, Morgan W. Sheppard and James V. Sheppard; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Hennis H. Fox will officiate. Burial will be in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today for the convenience of friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant View Community Center, Route 3, Box 263, Hedgesville, W.Va. 25427.

Marvin L. Burton

HANCOCK - Marvin L. "Buddy" Burton, 69, of Baptist Road, died Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born in Round Top, near Hancock, he was the son of the late Sherman Samuel and Grace Viola Walls Burton.

He retired from Western Maryland Railway after 40 years of service as a foreman and mechanic. He then worked for Washington County Parks as a guard.

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

He was a member of Star Hope Chapel, Williamsport.

He also was a member of AFL-CIO Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way, and Joseph C. Herbert Post 222 American Legion in Clear Spring.

He is survived by his wife, Eva V. Snyder Burton, whom he married Aug. 4, 1950; two daughters, Irene Rosenberry of Indian Springs and Ruby Starliper of Clear Spring; one sister, JoAnn Price of Hancock; two brothers, Sherman Burton Jr. of Indian Springs and Robert L. Burton of Clear Spring; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Naomi Burton.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Star Hope Chapel, 22 S. Artizan St., Williamsport. The Rev. Kenneth White and the Rev. George Lashley will officiate. Burial will be in Parkhead Cemetery in Big Pool, with full military rites conducted by Joseph C. Herbert Post 222 American Legion.

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