November 06, 1997


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Friday, November 7, 1997 Edition

Ray G. Keller

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Ray G. Keller, 88, of 219 North Allison St., died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born May 16, 1909, in Greencastle, he was the son of the late Floyd and Verna Myers Keller.

He retired as a store room clerk from Western Maryland Railroad, in Hagerstown, after 45 years of service.

He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Greencastle.

He was a member of the Waynesboro Chapter of AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Vada A. Elliott Keller, whom he married in November 1929; two daughters, Pearl E. Stockslager of Greencastle and Linda K. Valentine of Waynesboro; one son, Henry R. Keller of Chambersburg; two sisters, Hazel Myers of Greencastle and Louise Chamberlin of Waynesboro; two brothers, Clarence Keller and Ralph Keller, both of Greencastle; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by two sisters; and four brothers.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Miller-Grove Funeral Home, 521 South Washington St., Greencastle. The Rev. Donald L. McBride will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Monday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 225 East King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or Lutheran Social Services, 2735 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Richard E. Viands Sr.

WILLIAMSPORT - Richard E. "Dick" Viands Sr., 62, of Clear Spring Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 14, 1935, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Aretta Lugene Fogle Viands of Hagerstown and the late Charles Jordan Viands.

He was a 1954 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was employed as a dietary officer at the Maryland Correctional Training Center, retiring in 1993.

A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served eight years with tours in Vietnam and Hawaii.

He was a member of Christ's Reformed Church, Hagerstown.

A member of Washington County Football Officials Association, he officiated for 27 years.

He was a photographer and coordinator for Hagerstown Speedway's Life in the Fast Lane program.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jo Ann E. Miller Viands; one daughter, Debra E. Demeritt of Germantown, Md.; one son, Richard E. "Rick" Viands Jr. of Williamsport; and one grandson.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Don R. Stevenson will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Christ's Reformed Church, 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740-4791.

Sharon B. Hurd-Dibert

DUNNELLON, Fla. - Sharon B. Hurd-Dibert, 60, of Dunnellon, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Monday, Nov. 3, 1997, at Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Fla.

Born Dec. 26, 1936, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Hurd Sr. and Gladys P. Weyant Hurd.

She was a retired seamstress in the clothing industry.

She was a member of Community Fellowship Baptist Church of Dunnellon.

She was a member of Nature Coast Wood Carvers Association of Homosassa, Fla.

She is survived by two daughters, Jacquelyn K. Pike-Garling of Crystal River, Fla., and Mary J. Pike-Coffindaffer of Dunnellon; six sisters, Gloria J. Heard of York, Pa., Kitty D. Kline, Nellie R. Sodergren and Jenny L. Smith, all of Hagerstown, Sandra L. Miller of Funkstown, and Dinah K. Palladino of Falling Waters, W.Va.; three brothers, Jesse R. Hurd of Inverness, Fla., Roger G. Hurd Sr. and Elmer L. Hurd Jr., both of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services will be today at 11 a.m. at Fero Funeral Home, Dunnellon Chapel, 7620 S. U.S. Highway 41, Dunnellon. Pastor Larry Pearson will officiate. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

D. Ivy Martin

D. Ivy Martin, 75, of 17949 Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown, who died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Pierce. She was a member of American Legion, Funkstown Post 211 Auxiliary.

Elmer C. Price Sr.

SMITHSBURG - Elmer C. Price Sr., 72, of Cave Hill Road, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997, at his home.

Born Nov. 14, 1924, in Bridge Port, Md., he was the son of the late Millard J. and Lizzie E. Plummer Price.

He retired from Lone Star Cement Company, in Hagerstown, after 36 years.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in World War II.

He was a member of North American Rod and Gun Club; and South Mountain Rod and Gun Club, Smithsburg.

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