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Obituaries

February 17, 1998

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Edward L. Williar

UNION BRIDGE, Md. - Edward Lindsay Williar, 83, formerly of Union Bridge, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born April 23, 1914, in Mount Airy, Md., he was the son of the late Jacob O. and Bertha Ecker Williar.

He was a graduate of Daleville Academy of Virginia.

He was employed by Southern States, retiring in 1979.

He was mayor of Union Bridge for 33 years.

He was a member of Union Bridge Church of the Brethren for 50 years, and was on the cemetery board and library committee.

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He was a past president and member of Union Bridge Lions Club and was a recipient of the Melvin Jones award. He was a past president of Maryland Municipal League; and West Carroll Republican Club. He was a member of Economic Development Commission; Maryland Commission for the New York World's Fair; and Task Force National League of Cities.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Irene Bowman Williar; one daughter, Judy Stitely of Westminster, Md.; one son, Gilman Williar of Elkton, Fla.; one brother, Alton Williar of Frederick, Md.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Union Bridge Church of the Brethren. The Rev. James Benedict and the Rev. Louis Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Pipe Creek Cemetery, Linwood, Md. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Hartzler Funeral Home, Union Bridge.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Joanne Grossnickle Scholarship Fund, c/o Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 518, Union Bridge, Md. 21791; or American Diabetes Association of Maryland, 407 Central Ave., Reisterstown, Md. 21136.

Lillie T. Young

BOLIVAR, W.Va. - Lillie Tompkins Young, 92, of Bolivar, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at her home.

Born Oct. 30, 1905, in Craigsville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Roberta Scott Tompkins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hebert N. Young.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Wainwright Baptist Church, Charles Town, W.Va.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Smith King of Bolivar; one sister, Viola Brooks of Washington, D.C.; one grandchild, and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Aenon Union Baptist Church. The Rev. Walter Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Aenon Baptist Church Cemetery, Craigsville, Va.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, 114 N. Mildred St., Ranson, W.Va. Visitation also will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Corena E. Haupt

Corena Emogene Haupt, 59, of 810 Georgia Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 4, 1938, in Charleston, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Leonard Howard and Dolly Myrtle Vance Slater.

She attended Church of Christ, Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth T. Haupt; three daughters, Deborah Elaine Schmidt, Shelby Jean Alter, and Audrey Renee Haupt, all of Hagerstown; one son, Charles William Buffington of Clear Spring; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. Pastor Bryan Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mary E. Koons

Mary Elizabeth Koons, 92, formerly of 217 Longview Drive, Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village, Hagerstown.

Born March 31, 1905, in Stemmers Run, Md., she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Elizabeth Bierman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Samuel "Doc" Koons Sr., in 1986.

She assisted her husband at People's Pharmacy in Williamsport.

She was a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church, Williamsport.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Genevieve Pearson of Champlin, Minn.; one son, George Koons Jr. of Hagerstown; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by sisters and brothers.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Richard A. Kroll will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open Friday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

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