March 13, 1998

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Friday, March 13, 1998 Edition

Charles H. Gobin Jr.

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Charles Howard Gobin Jr., 73, of McConnellsburg, died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 9, 1924, in Wells Tannery, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles A. and Margaret Romig Gobin.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Julia Grissinger Gobin, in 1972.

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

He was a retired stone mason for the Department of General Services. He built furniture after his retirement.

He was a member of United Presbyterian Church, McConnellsburg.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Campbell Gobin, whom he married Feb. 28, 1976; four children, Pamela Ott of Greencastle, Pa., Kim Engman of Vienna, Va., Charles Gobin III of Berryville, Va., and Hal Gobin of Lee's Summit, Mo.; two brothers, Victor Gobin of Harrisonville, Pa., and Fred Gobin of Chambersburg, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.


Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Presbyterian Church, McConnellsburg. The Rev. Trent Hancock will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg.

There will be no viewing.

Friends may call Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Pa., with the family receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m.

Military rites will be conducted by Fulton Honor Guard.

Memorial donations may be made to United Presbyterian Church Building Fund, South Second St., McConnellsburg, Pa. 17233.

Francis E. Fowler

Francis Edgar Fowler, 76, of 125 N. Prospect St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 7, 1921, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Herbert and Elsie M. Fowler Baker.

Graveside services will be today at 1 p.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Carl B. Black will officiate.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Marmel R. Brown

BURNSVILLE, W.Va. - Marmel Rader Brown, 87, of Burnsville, died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born May 1, 1910, in Little Otter, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Rosa Lee Simmons Rader and John Rader.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Brown, in 1987. They were married Dec. 22, 1928.

She was a graduate of Glenville State Teachers College.

She taught for 34 years in the Braxton County public school system.

She attended Burnsville Baptist Church.

She was a member of Burnsville Chapter 55 Order of the Eastern Star, was Worthy Matron from 1950 to 1951, and Grand Esther from 1951 to 1952. She was an honorary member of Grantsville Chapter 73 Order of the Eastern Star; and Weston Chapter 40 Order of the Eastern Star.

She was a charter member of Alpha Iota Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa international honorary sorority for women educators. She also was a member of Retired School Employees.

She is survived by one daughter, Janette Brown of Cheswick, Pa.; one son, John Wesley Brown of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; two sisters, Juanita R. Tanner and Marie R. Costello, both of Rock Springs, Ga.; two brothers, Lanta E. Rader and O.O. "Tink" Rader, both of Gassaway, W.Va.; one granddaughter; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by two infant children; and a brother, Garland L. Rader.

Services will be Monday, March 16, at 11 a.m. at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, W.Va. The Rev. Ronzel Roberts will officiate. Burial will be in K. of P. Cemetery at Burnsville.

Friends may call Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Burnsville Public Library, Burnsville, W.Va. 26335; or Morgan Student Aid Fund, c/o Jay Redick, Citizens National Bank, 212 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Zina E. Moody

Zina Eileen "Pat" Moody, 43, of 222 Jonathan St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 6, 1954, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Cleo Smith of Hagerstown and Henry Taylor of Phoenix.

She attended South Hagerstown High School and Hagerstown Junior College.

She was employed by Good Humor/Breyers of Hagerstown; and by Coffman Nursing Home as a nurses aide.

She is survived by one son, Jerome Broadus of Hagerstown; three sisters, Aloha Broadus, Sonia Broadus and Tonya Smith, all of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret "Peggy" Jones; and one grandchild, Justice A. Broadus.

Services will be Monday, March 23, at noon at Zion Baptist Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Haru Carter will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are by Watson Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Florence J. Miller

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