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March 28, 1998

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Peter M. Matson Sr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Peter Marshall Matson Sr., 59, of Martinsburg, died Friday, March 27, 1998, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Feb. 27, 1939, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Frederick Matson.

He graduated from Martinsburg High School.

He served with the U.S. Navy; and the Air National Guard.

He retired from Eastern Panhandle Training Center in Martinsburg.

He was a member of Blairton United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 36 years, Shirley Way Matson at home; two daughters, Frances Hodge and Tammy Dusing, both of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; one son, Peter Marshall Matson Jr. at home; and three grandchildren.


Services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. John R. Yost will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, W.Va., with military graveside services conducted by Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW; and Berkeley Post 14, American Legion.

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

Mabel P. Chilcote

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mabel P. Chilcote, 92, of Franklin County Nursing Home; and formerly of Waynesboro, died Friday, March 27, 1998, at Franklin County Nursing Home.

Born Jan. 3, 1906, in Orbasonia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Bertha Jacka Shingler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Chilcote.

She attended Orbasonia schools.

She was a member of Otterbein Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Chilcote of Greencastle, Pa., and Max Chilcote of Waynesboro; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Chilcote, in 1996; three sisters; and two brothers.

Services will be held Tuesday, March 31, at 10:30 a.m. at Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Inc., corners of S. Church and W. Second streets, Waynesboro. The Rev. Roger K. Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Park Cemetery, Chambersburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Grace Brethren Church, 250 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Robert T. Shaver Sr.

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Robert T. "Bob" Shaver Sr., 72, of 1926 Bunting Drive, died Friday, March 27, 1998, at University Hospital, Augusta, Ga.

He was born in Altoona, Pa.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy. As a gunners mate, second class, he served in the European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign, where he was present at the invasion of Anzio and Southern France. He was then transferred to UMS 418 leaving for the Pacific Campaign, where he continued in the war effort until January of 1946.

He came to Augusta in 1959 working as a machinist, tool and die man and millwright. He began work at Columbia Nitrogen in 1964, where he was highly respected by his supervisors and co-workers. He retired in 1986 after 22 years of service.

He was a member of Independent Bible Church, Altoona, Pa. He was one of the founding members of the church.

He is survived by three daughters, Susan Lizabeth Shaver and Mary Elizabeth Shaver, both of Augusta, Ga., and Rebecca Ann Landers of Kansas City, Mo.; one son, Michael Deane Shaver of Metuchen, N.J.; one sister, Sally Shaver Reed of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Rowland Funeral Home, North Augusta. The Rev. John Messick, the Rev. Doug Bryant and the Rev. Billy Alford will officiate. Burial will be in Pineview Memorial Gardens, North Augusta.

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

The family may be contacted at 1926 Bunting Drive, North Augusta, S.C. 29841.

Memorial donations may be made to The Elephant Sanctuary, in the name of Robert Thomas Shaver Sr., P.O. Box 393, Hohenwald, Tenn. 38462.

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