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Obituaries

October 06, 1997

Obituaries

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Monday, October 7, 1997 Edition

L. Mae Bowles

Lucy Mae Bowles, 70, of 847 Dewey Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 1, 1927, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late John David and Sylvia Barger Compton.

Her husband, Albert Riley Bowles, died in 1995.

She was employed with Watkins Johnson in Gaithersburg, Md., for 17 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Ricketts and Patricia Jenkins, both of Hagerstown; three sons, John Bowles of Rockville, Md., Albert Bowles Jr. of Middletown, Md., and Ray Bowles of Virginia; two sisters, Edna Etman of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Janice Kline of Fairplay; four brothers, Lawrence Compton of Mobile, Ala., Buddy Compton of Clear Spring, Howard Compton and Melvin Compton, both of Sharpsburg; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by two daughters, Betty Boward and Janet Tibbs; one son, Ronnie Bowles; and one brother, John R. Compton.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Arvel J. Barrett will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Frank H. Parrott Jr.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Ret. Chief Petty Officer Frank H. Parrott Jr., 58, of 11287 Woodside Drive, died Monday, Oct. 6, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Oct. 12, 1938, in Chattanooga, Tenn., he was the son of the late Frank H. Parrott Sr. and Ione Puryear Parrott. He lived his early life in Miami.

He was a 1956 graduate of North Miami High School, where he served as class president. He received his associates degree from Olympia College, Bremerton, Wash.

He retired from the U.S. Navy after 23 years in the military. He served during the Vietnam War abroad and various parts in the U.S. He retired in 1979. He was employed as a civilian contractor at Fort Meade for Lockheed-Martin and retired in 1995.

He was a member of Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church, Gambrills, Md.

He was a member of the Fleet Reserve and National AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne V. Bryant Parrott, whom he married on Dec. 21, 1962; one daughter, Sheila K. Parrott of Ellicott City, Md.; one son, Tony T. Parrott of Gambrills; two sisters, Mary Howe of LaFayette, Ga., and Barbara Williams of Atlanta; one brother, Raymond Parrott of LaFayette; two aunts; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Parrott.

Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Robin Shefflett will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

Randolph A. Alger

RANSON, W.Va. - Randolph Alfred Alger, 77, of Ranson, died Monday, Oct. 6, 1997, at his home.

Born April 10, 1920, in Staunton, Va., he was the son of the late Lynwood Lee and Amanda Jane Franklin Alger.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, L. Jeannette Alger, in 1942.

He was the founder of Alger's Auto Recycling Inc. and retired in 1978.

He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He was veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline I. Garrett Alger, whom he married in 1946; seven daughters, Bonnie J. Dunn of Middleway, W.Va., Barbara J. Stevens of Martinsburg, W.Va., Linda J. Higgs of Shepherdstown, W.Va., Jean A. Painter and Sharon L. Hardy, both of Ranson, Joan A. Underwood of Charles Town, W.Va., and Shirley M. Alger, at home; five sons, Jerry L. Alger of Ranson, James R. Alger of Shepherdstown, David L. Alger, Kenneth W. Alger and Frankie W. Alger, all of Ranson; two sisters, Josephine Judy and Lorraine "Gin" Watts; one brother, Kenneth "Pete" Alger of Ranson; 23 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Nettie Yost; and three brothers, Harry Alger, Frank Alger and Luke Alger.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Bolivar Pentecostal International Church of Christ, Bolivar, W.Va. The Rev. Aaron Turner will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

The family will receive friends at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Bolivar Pentecostal International Church of Christ, Route 3, Box 1286, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. 25425.

Josephine O. Grove

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Josephine Oberholzer Grove, 79, of Charlotte, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, at the Presbyterian Hospital, North Carolina.

She was born in Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Grove.

She was a homemaker.

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