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Obituaries

January 06, 1998

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Wednesday, January 7, 1998 Edition

Carl V. Bowman

Carl Victor Bowman, 85, of 1213 Pinecrest Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 10, 1912, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Clarence Roy and Hazel Knepper Bowman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothea Elizabeth Maugans Bowman, in 1985.

He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, retiring after 39 years.

He was a life member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

He was a member of AARP; and National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He is survived by one daughter, Sandra Anderson of Spring Grove, Pa.; one sister, Martha LaRue Delosier of Las Vegas; three granddaughters; two great-grandsons; nieces and nephews; and a friend, Helen Baker of Hagerstown.

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Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. David B. Kaplan will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or to the charity of one's choice.

Rush L. Wright Jr.

A Memorial Mass for Rush L. Wright Jr., who died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at Reeders Memorial Home, Boonsboro, has been rescheduled. It will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Main and Ford streets, Boonsboro, with the Rev. George A. Limmer as celebrant. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Ruth V. Hoffman

HANCOCK - Services for Ruth Virginia Hoffman, 78, of National Pike, who died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, will be today at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The Rev. Robert G. Brennan Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas' Episcopal Cemetery, Hancock.

Robert O. Bond

SMITHSBURG - Robert O'Neal Bond, 62, of 21926 Jefferson Blvd., died Monday, Jan. 5, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 28, 1935, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Forrest M. "Duke" Bond Sr. and Violo V. Itnyre Bond.

He was employed by Ewing Oil Co. for more than 29 years.

He was a member of Western Maryland Sportsman's Club and North American Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by one daughter, Diane L. Triesh of Hagerstown; two sons, Glenn A. Bond Sr. of Hagerstown and Robert J. Bond of Parsonsburg, Md.; three stepdaughters, Brenda Kimble, Annette Cline and Lisa Haupt, all of Hagerstown; one stepson, Randy Cline of Hagerstown; two sisters, Agnes Doherty of Hagerstown, and Regina Stoneberger of Chewsville; one brother, Forrest M. Bond Jr. of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and seven stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald W. Bond; and one stepgranddaughter.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Richard Kroll 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 after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

Aileen I. Noble

CHADBOURN, N.C. - Aileen Inman Noble, 78, of Woodrow Noble Road, died Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at her home.

Born in Brunswick County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Jim and Wincey Pierce Inman.

Her husband, Woodrow W. Noble, died in 1990.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Whiteville, N.C.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara White of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three sons, Billy G. Noble and Woodrow B. Noble, both of Chadbourn, and Barden W. Noble of Clarkton, N.C.; one sister, Opal Stevens of Whiteville; one brother, Ned Inman of Whiteville; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at New Hope Baptist Church. The Rev. Larry Davis and the Rev. Maurice Gilliam officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, Whiteville, N.C. 28472; or to Chadbourn Rescue Squad, Chadbourn, N.C. 28431.

Arrangements were by Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn.

William H. Rowland Sr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - William Herman Rowland Sr., 69, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at his home.

Born Aug. 4, 1928, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Joseph McNaly and Florence Elizabeth Rowland.

He retired from the U.S. Post Office.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was of the Presbyterian faith.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Koga Rowland; two daughters, Marie Decker and Patricia Starliper, both of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; three sons, Donald Rowland, Robert Rowland and William H. Rowland Jr., all of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Dorothy Thomas of Jefferson County; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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