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Obituaries

March 10, 1998

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Wednesday, March 11, 1998 Edition

Anna M. Wasson

SMITHSBURG - Anna M. Wasson, 89, of North Main Street, who died Monday, March 9, 1998, also was preceded in death by a sister, Hattie Blickenstaff; and a brother, Lester Eckstine.

James E. Reid

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - James Edward Reid, 75, of 1004 Magnolia Lane, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 31, 1922, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Ralph Robert and Genevieve Thompson Reid.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was employed with Capital Milk Producers Cooperative.

He was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, Hagerstown.

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He was a member of VFW 1936; Loyal Order of Moose 212; FOE 694; and AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Alice L. Reid; one daughter, Carolyn Mallett of Denver; three sons, Thomas Reid, Donald Reid and Martin Reid, all of Gaithersburg, Md.; three stepdaughters, Carol Lilly of Rockville, Md., Susan Lescalleet of Big Pool, Md., and Joyce Geyer of Hagerstown; one stepson, Curtis Pietro of Hagerstown; one sister, Margaret Garrett of Washington, D.C.; one brother, Raymond Reid of Rockville; two grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Alfred Reid; and one brother, Ralph Reid.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Denver S. Mellott

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Denver S. Mellott, 75, of 120 W. Wood St., died Monday, March 9, 1998, at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.

Born April 21, 1922, in Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph M. and Elizabeth Eader Mellott.

He worked for PennDOT as a truck driver, until his retirement in 1985.

He was a member of Cito United Methodist Church.

He was a member of McConnellsburg Sewage Authority for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife, Lena L. Black Mellott; five daughters, Linda L. Adams of Manassas, Va., Joyce M. Cover of McConnellsburg, Sally C. Janick of Lawerenceville, Ga., Judy A. Turpin of Greensboro, N.C., and Diane K. Shimer of Severn, Md.; four sons, Joseph D. Mellott of McConnellsburg, Michael J. Mellott of Leadville, Colo., Marshall "Mick" H. Mellott of Gardiner, Mont., and Steven A. Mellott of Bozeman, Mont.; two sisters, Katie Smith and Mary Ellen Morton, both of McConnellsburg; 21 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia Mellott, Ardella Raker, and Helen Secrist; and two brothers, Marshall Mellott and Homer Mellott.

Memorial services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Cito United Methodist Church. The Rev. Donald Bard will officiate.

The family will receive friends Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association Franklin/Fulton Division, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Calvin C. Staubs Sr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Calvin Coolidge Staubs Sr., 73, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg.

Born March 28, 1924, in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., he was the son of the late Whinter Lewis and Georgia Virginia Piper Staubs.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

He was employed by Cushwa Brick, Williamsport; and Frederick Foundations, Frederick, Md.

He was a member of People's Gospel Tabernacle Church, Hagerstown, and was an ordained minister.

He was a member of W.D. Byron Post 1936 VFW, Hagerstown.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon K. Apperson of Frederick and Cheryl J. Butler of Clear Spring; two sons, Calvin C. Starbs Jr. and Thomas P. Staubs, both of Martinsburg; two sisters, Eula Pulse Jones and Josephine Dodson, both of Martinsburg; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Margie Knipple, Mazie Henderson and Betty Miller; and three brothers, Richard Gray, Raymond Gray and George Franklin Staubs.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Everett W. Powell will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, Falling Waters, W.Va., with military graveside services provided by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, Hagerstown.

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

William L. Crum

SMITHSBURG - William L. Crum, 90, of Cave Hill Road, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 18, 1907, near Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late William Richard and Mary Susan Leisinger Crum.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Catherine Brown Crum, in 1985.

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