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January 10, 1998

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Rutherford B. Sheets

RANSON, W.Va. - Rutherford Birchard Sheets, 51, of Ranson, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 17, 1946, in Martinsburg, he was the son of Rutherford H. and Mary Wright Sheets.

He served in the U.S. Army.

Graveside services were held Friday, Jan. 9, at Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper, Va.

Arrangements were by Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg.

Eric L. Sonnemann

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Eric L. Sonnemann, 49, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at City Hospital.


Born July 2, 1948, in Prince Georges County, Md., he was the son of Frederick L. Sonnemann of Florida and Margaret Windsor Wise of Owings, Md.

A veteran of Vietnam, he served with the U.S. Marines.

He was a member of Hedgesville Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Linda Combs Sonnemann; two daughters, Courtney R. Sonnemann and Joyce M. Sonnemann, both at home; and one son, Michael L. Sonnemann, at home.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Melissa Lyn Sonnemann.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Floyd E. Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, with military graveside services by Newton D. Baker Post 896, VFW; and Berkeley Post 14 American Legion.

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

Robert E. Fike

CAMP HILL, Pa. - Robert Elwood Fike, 67, a resident of West Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center, the former Blue Ridge Haven Convalescent Center; and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at the center.

Born Feb. 3, 1930, in Maple Glenn, Pa., he was the son of the late Paul Fike and Cora Fullem.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilda A. Bingaman Fike, in 1987. They were married Jan. 30, 1953.

From 1947 to 1951, he was employed as a floral helper at Di Pasquale Brothers, Myersdale, Pa. He later worked for Gibney Florist, Cearfoss in the greenhouse. Prior to retiring in 1985, he was employed as a roll hustler for Arnold Graphics, Hagerstown.

He is survived by four daughters, Teresa R. Wallace and Elaine M. Livengood, both of Hagerstown, Karen A. Yates of Rockwood, Pa. and Gloria J. McLucas of Chambersburg, Pa.; four sons, Gary R. Fike of Waynesboro, Brian J. Fike and Philip P. Fike, both of Greencastle, Pa. and Mark D. Fike of California; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Joseph Fullem; and one sister.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 113 S. Church St., Waynesboro. Pastor John Paul Holsey will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

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