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April 05, 1998

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Estelle B. Garrison

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Estelle Blocker Garrison, 84, of Charles Town, died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born May 7, 1913, in Hillsboro, Va., she was the daughter of the late George William and Daisy Conard Blocker.

Her husband, Thomas N. Garrison, died in 1987.

She was a graduate of Harpers Ferry High School in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by one sister, Bess B. Hutton of Fairfax, Va.; six nieces; and seven nephews.


She was preceded in death by six sisters, Irene B. McDaniel, Louise B. Bowers, Helen B. Fentress, Evelyn B. Case, Audrey B. Coyle and Myrtle B. Jennings; and one brother, Sterling W. Blocker.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. Wyman Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Hillsboro Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

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

Lonnie A. Anderson

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Lonnie Audis Anderson, 72, of Route 4, died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Feb. 5, 1926, in Erwin, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles Hampton Anderson Sr., and Myrtle Lantz Anderson.

He was a retired mechanic with Millville Quarry in Millville, W.Va., and formerly employed by Peoples Supply in Charles Town, W.Va.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948 in Charles Town, and Shelbourne Parish Post 293 American Legion in Purcellville, Va.

He is survived by his wife, Sidney Anderson; one daughter, Angie Thompson of Harpers Ferry; three sons, Gene Anderson and Mike Anderson, both of Ranson, W.Va., and Jimmy Anderson, at home; six brothers, Austin E. Anderson of Culpeper, Va., Roscoe J. Anderson of York, Pa., Charles H. Anderson Jr. of Lucketts, Va., and Donald R. Anderson of Winchester, Va., Thurman D. Anderson of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Larry J. Anderson of Lexington, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Anderson and Mabel Riley; and one brother, Tommy Anderson.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Shannondale Springs Baptist Church, Mission Road, Harpers Ferry. The Rev. Porky Jones, the Rev. Frank Nick and the Rev. Mike Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry, today and Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Jefferson County Chapter, c/o Glenda Pierce, P.O. Box 40, Ranson, W.Va. 25438.

Maisie C. Badrich

Maisie C. Badrich, 74, of South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born in Tamms, Ill., Jan. 13, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Leroy D. and Maisie E. Isler Creech.

She was a graduate of Tamms Community High School, and attended Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo.

She retired from Ryder P.I.E. in Hagerstown, where she worked as a clerk for 10 years..

She was a member of Young Democrats, United Democrats, and served as manager of Democratic election headquarters during several national elections. In 1989 she was named Democrat of the Year by the Washington County Democratic Central Committee. She also served on the City Planning Commission.

She was a charter member and an organizer of Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown, 41 years ago.

She is survived by her husband, Peter Badrich; one son, Stephen Badrich of San Antonio; and two sisters, Mary L. Dunning and Sara D. Zenge, both of Hagerstown.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Valerie Wills will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown, P.O. Box 1268, Hagerstown, Md. 21741.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.

Laurel L. Wheeler

ABERDEEN, Md. - Laurel Lynn Wheeler, 28, of Aberdeen, died Friday, April 3, 1998, at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Born in Fort Hood, Texas, she was the daughter of Judith Lee Lowman Wheeler, and the late Joseph Anderson Wheeler Sr.

She was an emergency medical technician, and volunteered at Tome School in North East, Md.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Lacey Jo Wheeler Myers of Aberdeen; one sister, Joan C. Wheeler-Felts of Abingdon, Md.; two brothers, Lowman L. Wheeler of Bel Air, Md., and Joseph A. Wheeler Jr. of Aberdeen; and her fiance, Billy Thompson of Aberdeen.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Roy E. Lowman and Mabel Lowman.

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