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October 07, 1997


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Wednesday, October 8, 1997 Edition

Margaret C. Doyle

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Margaret Creed Doyle, 70, of 2523 Crosscreek Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, at University Hospital.

She was born in Aiken County, S.C. She lived most of her life in Richmond County, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Lester Doyle Sr., in 1994, who was of Hagerstown.

She was a retired civil service employee.

She was a member of Dallas Heights Baptist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Shirley Owens of Martinez, Ga., Tricia Herrington of Hephzibah and Deborah Wilkes of Augusta, Ga.; two sons, Eugene L. Doyle Jr. and William H. Doyle, both of Augusta; three sisters, Polly Janes of Augusta, June Long of Atlanta and Sue Wilkes of Columbia, S.C.; 13 grandchildren; and relatives of Hagerstown.


Services will be Thursday at 4 p.m. at DeLoach Funeral Home, 2546 Georgia Highway 88, Hephzibah. The Rev. M.M. Weaver and the Rev. John Raborn will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta.

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

Kenneth W. Metz

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Kenneth Wilson Metz, 78, of Charles Town, died Monday, Oct. 6, 1997, in his home.

Born July 13, 1919, in Mannington, W.Va., he was the son of the late Thomas and Rebecca Camp Metz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Marie Yost Metz, in 1994.

He was a graduate of Mannington High School, W.Va. and a 1951 graduate of West Virginia University School of Law.

He was an attorney practicing law in Charles Town, for 37 years and he served as a attorney for the former Blakeley Bank and Trust Co., in Ranson, W.Va. He served a term in the West Virginia Legislature as a delegate from Jefferson County, W.Va.

He served in the U.S. Army as a major during World War II and the Korean War.

He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Charles Town.

He was a member of West Virginia University Alumni Association, West Virginia State Bar Association, Jefferson County Bar Association, and Jefferson County Democratic Association.

He is survived by two daughters, Kendra Marie Metz, at home, and Frances Ann Kief of Charles Town; two sisters, Pauline Ferrell of Pennsville, N.J., and Hildred Paine of Robinsville, N.J.; four grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, Charles Town. The Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon will officiate. Burial will be private.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Georganna C. Mowen

Georganna Catherine "Catty" Mowen, 63, of 1216 Frederick St., Hagerstown, died Monday, Oct. 6, 1997, at her home.

Born May 10, 1934, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late George Raleigh and Clearsey Briscoe Haines Timbrook.

She was an adult caregiver.

She was a member of First Brethren Church.

She was a member of Hagerstown Moose Lodge and Redmen 84.

She is survived by her husband, David Edward Mowen; three daughters, Kathy Seburn, Penny L. Shields and Lisa Mowen Bachtell, all of Hagerstown; one son, Mark Mowen of Hagerstown; one sister, Clara M. Brown of Hagerstown; one brother, Charles E. Timbrook of Williamsport; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, James E. Mowen; and two sisters, Virginia Raffensberger and Helen Ocker.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Harold Barnett will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

There will be no viewing.

John D. Johnson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - John David Johnson, 75, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born June 22, 1922, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late John D. and Margaret S. Johnson.

He was a retired meter reader for Potomac Light and Power Co.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II. He served on Okinawa and in the Pacific Theater, and toured Indian Town Gap, Pa., and Fort Myers, Fla.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Johnson; two sons, David Johnson of Alexandria, Va., and Scott Johnson of Newport News, Va.; one stepdaughter, Karen Washington of Hagerstown; two sisters, Virginia Roman of Pittsburgh and Margaret Coles of Martinsburg; two brothers, Granville Roman of Norwalk, Conn., and Eugene Roman of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; three grandsons; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Marvin Johnson; and one sister, Patricia Devonshire.

Graveside services will be today at noon at Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg. Pastor Donald Smith will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg, today from 10 a.m. to noon.

Naomi J. Hogbin

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