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Obituaries

November 12, 1997

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Lillian G. Lunsbury

Lillian Georgiana Lunsbury, 76, of 17724 Timberlane Drive, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 1, 1921, in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Henry Michael and Lillian A. Ziegler Nissel.

She was a member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Lunsbury; one daughter, Dorothy Higgins of Bradenton, Fla.; one son, Henry C. Zimmer of Somerset, N.J.; one sister, Dorothy Wahler of Williamsport; one brother, Henry Nissel of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by one brother, Andrew Nissel.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Alfred E. Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Helen R. Yeakle

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Helen R. Yeakle, 73, of 13277 Buchanan Trail West, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, at the scene of a two-vehicle accident in Peters Township, Franklin County, Pa.

Born June 20, 1924, near Mercersburg, she was the daughter of the late Walter R. and Ruth Smith Rock.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell B. Yeakle, in 1985.

She retired from Corning Glass Works, after 25 years.

She was a member of Mount Zion Lutheran Church of Little Cove, Pa.

She was a member of AARP; and a volunteer for Mercersburg Chapter of Meals on Wheels.

She is survived by one daughter, Ginger L. Brindle of Chambersburg, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Ruth Nelson; one stepson, R. Eugene Yeakle of St. Thomas, Pa.; one brother, Carl Rock of Mercersburg; one sister, Grace Keefer of Little Cove, Pa; one stepsister, Beulah Bivens of Mercersburg; two stepbrothers, Harry Burkholder of Mercersburg and Leroy Burkholder of Reading, Pa.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Orville Yeakle; and her stepfather, Walter Burkholder.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Mount Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Henry K. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Zion Lutheran Church, c/o Helen Rank, 2511 Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, Pa. 17236.

Raymond L. Sprankle

Raymond Leroy Sprankle, 85, of 217 Nottingham Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 30, 1912 in Broadfording, Md., he was the son of the late Clyde Herman and Lillian Gertrude Bartles Sprankle.

He retired from Hardell Fuel Oil; earlier he had worked at Fairchild Industries.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Mae Follin Sprankle; two daughters, Connie M. Thomas of Boonsboro and Donna L. Baer of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; one sister, Helen Clingan of Williamsport; one brother, Clyde Sprankle of Boonsboro; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Sprankle.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. The Rev. Arnold F. Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Broadfording Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Christ Fellowship Assembly of God, 17640 York Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Charles L. Ellis

CLEAR BROOK, Va. - Charles Lemen Ellis, 77, of Clear Brook, Va., formerly of Vienna, Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1997, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 21, 1920, in Hedgesville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Boyd Ellis and Mary Lee Brown Ellis.

He was a 1945 graduate of Hedgesville High School.

He retired from C&P Telephone Company of Northern Virginia, after 42 years.

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

He was a member of Masonic Temple, Concord Lodge AF&AM of Vienna, Va.

He is survived by his wife, of 54 years, Delores Esther Miller Ellis; three daughters, Constance Lee Whitehead of Hummelstown, Pa., Patricia Ellis Winterhalter of McLean, Va., and Charla Louise Case of Hillsboro, Va.; two sisters, Dorothy L. Shickle of Hedgesville and Mary Lou Thomas of Clear Spring; one brother, James B. Ellis of Martinsburg; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles L. Ellis Jr.; and a brother, Boyd Ellis Jr.

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