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Obituaries

January 19, 1998
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A graveside memorial service will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg. The Rev. Roy E. Break Sr. will officiate.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg, Pa.

Helen M. Godwin

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Helen Moses Godwin, 94, of Alexandria, and formerly of Wilson, N.C., died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Alexandria Hospital.

Born Nov. 8, 1903, in Macon County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late David and Eleanora Brown Moses.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Godwin.

She was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Wilson, and the Home Demonstration Club. She attended First Baptist Church in Alexandria.

She is survived by one daughter, Dr. Patricia Godwin Henson of Springfield, Va.; three sons, Dr. Ira D. Godwin of Fairfax, Va., Randolph R. "Randy" Godwin of Mount Pleasant, S.C., and Jerry L. Godwin of Hagerstown and Columbia, Md.; one sister, Mamie Gertrude Moses of Sylvia, N.C.; one brother, Carl David Moses of Murphy, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas S. Godwin.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Wilson. The Rev. Irvin Adcock and the Rev. David Barnes will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Wilson.

The family will receive friends at Shingleton Funeral Home, 2407 W. Nash St., Wilson, Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and at other times may be contacted at the Best Western in Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gideons.

Earl M. Rubeck

Earl Melvin Rubeck, 74, of 101 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at his home.

Born July 16, 1923, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Nathan Howard and Cora Aretta Knable Rubeck.

He was a former farmer and plasterer. He was employed for 16 years by Hagerstown Rubber Co. He retired in 1986 from Londontown Corp. in Boonsboro after 20 years.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by his wife, Mabel Virginia Jones Rubeck, whom he married on May 2, 1948; three daughters, Carolyn Wise of Boonsboro, Patricia Davis of Hagerstown and Donna Toms of Myersville, Md.; one son, Raymond Richard Rubeck of Hagerstown; one half-sister, Carol Ann Rubeck; one half-brother, James Franklin Rubeck of Williamsport; two children, whom he raised, Brenda Lee Myers of Hagerstown and Melvin Leroy Jones Jr. of Paris, Tenn.; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Catherine Elizabeth Stine; one brother, Grover Newton Rubeck; and one grandson.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Rodney Truax will officiate. Burial will be in Samples Manor Cemetery.

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

Mary J. Fogle

WOODSBORO, Md. - Mary Jane Fogle, 72, of 9110 Gravel Hill Road, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Frederick Health Care Center, Frederick, Md.

Born Feb. 1, 1925, in Frederick County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Keller Andrew and Iva Ione Green Wolfe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Ray Fogle, in 1990.

She attended St. John's United Church of Christ, Woodsboro.

She is survived by two daughters, Judith K. Rogers of Westminster, Md., and Maxine L. Fogle of Woodsboro; five sons, Max A. Fogle of Hagerstown, Marlin R. Fogle of Rocky Ridge, Md., Walter J. Fogle of Emmitsburg, Md., Allen L. Fogle and Donald W. Fogle, both of Woodsboro; one brother, Paul Leon Wolfe of Walkersville, Md.; 10 grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; and nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts.

She was preceded in death by one son, Paul James Fogle; and three infant children.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Hartzler Funeral Home, Woodsboro. The Rev. Paul Maxley will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Woodsboro.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Catherine G. Palmer

BOONSBORO - Catherine Grosh Palmer, 102, a resident of Fahrney-Keedy Home, and formerly of Orchard Drive, Boonsboro, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at the home.

Born Nov. 7, 1895, in Clear Spring, she was the daughter of the late Cyrus Courtney and Louisa Dennis Grosh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert I. Palmer, in 1978.

She and her husband had been superintendents at Washington Monument State Park, near Boonsboro, from 1936 to 1950.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Boonsboro.

She is survived by one daughter, Darce Palmer Easton of Rohrersville; one son, Robert Wayne Palmer of Seabrook, Md.; one sister, Blanche Buharp of Niceville, Fla.; two granddaughters; one grandson; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Boonsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Joseph I. Donovan III will officiate.

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