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Obituaries

November 12, 1997

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Wednesday, November 12, 1997 Edition

Frederick E. Morrow Sr.

STANTON, Texas - Frederick Eugene Morrow Sr., 82, a resident of Stanton Care Center, and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997, at the care center in Texas.

Born Oct. 31, 1915, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late James Willis and Bertha D. Baker Morrow.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Laverne Hess Morrow, in 1987.

He was employed by the Garment Factories and prior to retiring owned and operated a shop that sold and repaired sewing machines.

He served with the cavalry attached to the Waynesboro National Guard. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

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He was a member of Waynesboro Church of the Brethren.

He was a member of Waynesboro Fish and Game Association; and a life member of Mechanics Volunteer Fire Co. 1, Waynesboro.

He is survived by two sons, Frederick E. Morrow Jr. of Midland, Texas, and Dwight "Ike" Morrow of Waynesboro; two sisters, Emma Downin and Esther Bowders, both of Waynesboro; one brother, Robert Morrow of Reading, Pa.; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by six sisters, Bertha Fraley, Marie Augstin, Thelma Helser, Harriet Morrow, Mary J. Morrow and Dorothy Morrow; and five brothers, Lester Morrow, James Morrow, Harvey Morrow, John Morrow and Charles Morrow.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Brent K. Driver will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery near McConnellsburg, Pa.

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

Rachel E. Miller

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Rachel Elizabeth "Polly" Miller, 91, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Nov. 26, 1905, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Bessie Fritts Busey.

Her husband, Raymond R. Miller, died in 1995. They were married Sept. 8, 1926.

She was a member of New Street United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

She is survived by two daughters, Alma Bybee of Martinsburg, and Nila Baad of Bolivar, Ohio; one son, Donald W. Miller of Martinsburg; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Meredith R. Miller; two sisters, Dorothy Miller and Elsie M. Gano; and one brother, Charles William Busey.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Arlene R. Carr will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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

William G. Wilson Sr.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - William G. "Bill" Wilson Sr., 79, of 15181 Wingerton Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born May 5, 1918, in North Braddock, Pa., he was the son of the late Rev. Joseph A. and Florence Hazel Stalter Wilson.

He graduated from Manns Choice High School, Manns Choice, Pa.

He retired from Fairchild Industries formerly of Hagerstown, in 1978, after 38 years as an electrical technician.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the South Pacific Theatre of Operations.

He attended Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church near Waynesboro, where he was a member of Kingdom Builders Sunday School Class.

He was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 of Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Addie Maye Burkett Wilson; three daughters, Esther M. Campbell of Leesburg, Va., Betty E. Wilson of Hagerstown, and Julie A. Wesley of Greencastle; two sons, William G. Wilson Jr. of Santa Ana, Calif., and the Rev. Joseph I. Wilson of Falling Waters, W.Va.; one sister, Florence Kavecki of Hubbard, Ohio; three brothers, the Rev. Ferguson A. Wilson of Cucamonga, Calif., Richard G. Wilson of Hagerstown and James R. Wilson of San Diego, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church, 14807 Hollowell Church Road, Waynesboro. The Rev. James Sollenberger and the Rev. Lee Nunemaker Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill United Brethren Church Cemetery, Coseytown, Pa. Military graveside honors will be provided by the Honor Guard of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 of Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, and at the church one hour before the service Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church, 14807 Hollowell Church Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Elsie M. Shryock

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