January 19, 1998

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Frank L. Lowther

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Frank L. Lowther, 78, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born June 20, 1919, in Oregon, he was the son of the late Rev. Frank L. Lowther and Naomi Thomas Lowther.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Carver Lowther.

He retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Aikens Martin Lowther; one daughter, Donnie Kay Lowther of Alexandria, Va.; one sister, Valerie Wallace of Seattle; three brothers, William Everett Lowther of Salem, Ore., Dr. Lawrence Lowther of Ellensburg, Wash., and Dwight Lowther of Williamsburg, Va.; and nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by one sister, Estelle Sandiforth; and one brother, Kenneth Lowther.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Al Clipp will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 220 W. Burke St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; or to the American Heart Association.

Marion M. Brandt

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Marion Margaret Brandt, 94, of 102 Sunnyside Ave., died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Sept. 11, 1903, in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James Wesley and Laura Foutz Rice.

She attended school in Greencastle. She graduated from business college in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

She taught school in Florida for a number of years and worked as a stenographer for three years in Florida. She also worked with her husband on the farm, and owned and operated a gas station and grocery store on Williamsport Pike, Greencastle, for a number of years.

She was a member of State Line United Methodist Church, State Line, Pa., where she taught the King's Daughter Sunday School Class for 42 years.

She was a past member of Zullinger's Homemakers Club and National AARP.

She is survived by her husband, Kermit Curtin Brandt, whom she married on July 24, 1926; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Rice and Eva Rice; four brothers, Floyd Rice, Jerry Rice, David Rice and Norman Rice; and three infants.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Carlton D. White will officiate. Entombment will be in Parklawns Memorial Mausoleum, Chambersburg, Pa.

Private viewing and visitation will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Miller-Grove Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle.

Earl M. Rohr

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Earl Mason Rohr, 77, of Santa Ana, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at Vencore Hospital, Westminster, Calif.

Born in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Charles and Viola McFarland Rohr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Fern Loving Rohr, in 1994.

He was a 1938 graduate of Williamsport High School. He attended Hagerstown Business College, completing a course in junior accounting.

He was president of Earl M. Rohr Associates of Los Angeles until his retirement. He was a director, president and first vice president of South Coast Shores Homeowners' Association. At the time of his death, he was director at large.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Air Force as a captain.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by one brother, Joseph R. Rohr of Knoxville, Md.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Chester Rohr and Orville Rohr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hoag Hospital Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 6100, Newport Beach, Calif. 92658.

Gordon Howell

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Gordon "Shawn" Howell, 27, of 207 Main St., died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998.

Born May 30, 1970, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Barbara Ann Settles Howell of Mont Alto.

He was a 1989 graduate of Waynesboro Area High School.

He was employed by various local farmers.

He was a member of Future Farmers of America.

He was of the Protestant faith.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one sister, Teresa D. Smith of Mont Alto; one brother, Michael T. Howell of Mont Alto; maternal grandmother, Carmen Settles of Greencastle, Pa.; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Floyd Settles.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Roger K. Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Price's Church Cemetery in Washington Township, Pa.

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

Creston C. Herold

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