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October 24, 1997

Obituaries

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Saturday, October 25, 1997 Edition

E. Pauline Bell

LEITERSBURG - E. Pauline Huff Bell, 87, a resident of Ravenwood Lutheran Nursing Home, Hagerstown, formerly of Leitersburg, died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born June 26, 1910, in Spotsylvania County, Va., she was the daughter of the late William M. and Olive Ponten Huff Sr.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin A. Bell Sr., in 1985. They were married in October 1932.

She was employed, for 14 years, by the former G.W. Pryor Co., a printing company in Hagerstown.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, where she served on various committees, and was a member of the church Altar Guild.

She was a member of Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Co., and Leitersburg Elementary School PTA.

She is survived by one daughter, Nadine Annette Patonai of Venice, Fla.; one son, Franklin A. Bell Jr. of Dunkirk, Md.; one brother, William M. Huff Jr. of Coseytown, Pa.; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Louring F. Huff, Walter J. Huff, Willis E. Huff, and Harry C. Huff.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 21513 Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road, Leitersburg. The Rev. Lans E. Alexis will officiate. Burial will be in Leitersburg Lutheran Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 South Broad St., Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 21513 Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

John F. Mellott

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - John F. Mellott, 95, of HCR 75, Box 57, and recently a resident of Extended Care Unit of Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at the medical center.

Born July 31, 1902, in Ayr Township, Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Bert and Glenna Mellott Mellott.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Luella Maude Hann Mellott, in 1989.

He was a sawmiller and thresherman in the area for many years. He was self-employed.

He was a member of Freedom Worship Center.

He was a lifetime member of McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co.

He is survived by three daughters, Goldie Henry and Esta Pittman, both of McConnellsburg, and Dolly Keith of Chambersburg, Pa.; four sons, Preston Mellott, Frank Mellott, and Stanley Mellott, all of McConnellsburg, and Chalmer Mellott of Hustontown, Pa.; one sister, Sylvia Culler of Fayetteville, Pa.; one brother, Blair Mellott of Chambersburg; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Lee Mellott and James Mellott; one sister, Abby Tritle; two brothers, Lewis Mellott and Rankin Mellott; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at McConnellsburg United Methodist Church. The Rev. Kevin Wade and Donald Bard will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg.

The family will receive friends at the church Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service Monday. The church will be open Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m.

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg.

Isabel M. Holland

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Isabel M. Holland, 70, of 611 S. Coldbrook Ave., died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, at her home.

Born Oct. 19, 1927, in Bellwood, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Fred E. and Pearl E. Shunk Snyder.

She was a 1945 graduate of Bellwood High School, Bellwood, Pa. and a graduate of Altoona School of Commerce, Altoona, Pa.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chambersburg, where she had served on Church Council, Social Ministry Committee and was a member of Lutheran Church Women.

She was a member and past president of Auxiliary of the Pennsylvania Prison Warden's Association.

She is survived by her husband, Robert C. Holland; three daughters, Constance M. Cullison of Fayetteville, Pa., Beth L. Holland of Chambersburg and Alicia L. Holland of Lancaster, Pa.; three sons, Robert C. Holland II of Orrtanna, Pa., Kimberling E. Holland and Matthew K. Holland, both of Chambersburg; one brother, Kenneth E. Snyder of Hawthorne, N.J.; two grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and one step-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Miller Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Warren C. Heintzelman Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg; and Sunday one hour prior to the services at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or Cancer Treatment Center, c/o Chambersburg Hospital Health Service, 260 North Seventh St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Harry S. Rowe

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