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Obituaries

December 09, 1997

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Wednesday, December 10, 1997 Edition

Curtis Richmond

Curtis Richmond, 66, of 208 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 31, 1931, in Pear, W.Va., he was the son of the late Johana Joseph and Rhoda May Beanett Richmond.

He had been self-employed as a carpenter.

He served in the West Virginia National Guard and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Mary V. Richmond; two daughters, Linda Jean Richmond of Portland, Ore., and Benitta Lee Richmond of Vancouver, Wash.; one step daughter, Catherine Ann Gelwicks of Hagerstown; one son, Gary Allen Richmond of Vancouver; three step sons, Donald Ray Turner, Robert Michael Turner and Ronald Stephen Turner, all of Hagerstown; six sisters, Pat Wilson, Deanna Lewis and Delisa Plumley, all of Baltimore, Naomi Daniels of Beckley, W. Va., Hattie Filbin of Rio, W.Va., and Geneva Onley of Bedford, Pa.; two brothers, Gary Richmond and Odell Richmond of Rio; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

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He was preceded in death by a step son, Daniel Alan Turner.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Charles Daniels will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport. Military graveside honors will be conducted by Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion.

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

William Howard Sr.

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - William "Bill" Howard Sr., 53, of Shenandoah Junction, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Feb. 20, 1944, in Antietam Furnace, Md., he was the son of Isabel Howard Fauble of Hagerstown and the late William Henry Howard.

He was employed with the maintenance department at Charles Town Races, Charles Town, W.Va.

He was a member of Mission Tabernacle, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sandy Longerbeam Howard; four sons, Curtis Wayne Howard and William C. Howard Jr., both of Hagerstown, Travis Wade Howard of Shenandoah Junction and Kevin Lee Howard, at home; six sisters, Nina Mae Lassiter of Fairberry, Ill., Virginia Minnick of Brunswick, Md., Peggy Jean Cornell and Linda Darlene Longerbeam, both of Hagerstown, Susan Kay Hite of Charles Town and Deborah Jo York of Cumberland, Md.; two brothers, Donald Eugene Howard and Robert Thomas Howard, both of Hagerstown; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Mission Tabernacle, Harpers Ferry. The Rev. Lee R. Strickler Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Lutheran Cemetery, Bolivar, W.Va.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry.

Mary F. Watson

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mary F. Watson, 84, of Franklin County Nursing Home, and formerly of 1519 Hollywell Ave., died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born March 29, 1913, in Bressler, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Clara Sentman Powell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jason M. Watson, in 1975.

She retired in 1975, after 15 years with the former Stanley Co. Earlier, she worked for Shirtcraft Factory, Shippensburg, Pa.; and for Chambersburg Hospital.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Arlene Doerner of Chambersburg; one son, Glenn A. Watson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Gertrude Hollar of Chambersburg and Dorothy Finkey of Shippensburg, Pa.; one brother, Robert Powell of Mount Holly Springs, Pa.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, and two brothers.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Stuart Troutman will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg.

Friends may call today from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Carrie M. Detrick

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Carrie Mae Detrick, 83, of Charles Town, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Sept. 19, 1914, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas William and Emma Jane Engle Dillow.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Leroy Detrick, in 1973.

She was a seasonal worker at C.H. Musselman Co., Inwood, W.Va.

She was a member of Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy D. Stone of Winchester, Va.; one brother, John W. Dillow of Charles Town; three grandchildren, Edward Stone Jr., George Stone and Wayne Stone; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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