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Obituaries

April 14, 1998

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Clyde R. Tyson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Clyde R. Tyson, 80, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, April 14, 1998 at Heartland of Martinsburg.

Born Nov. 5, 1917, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles and Amy Dorance Tyson.

He retired from the B&O Railroad.

He was a member of the Johnsontown Church of the Brethren.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose, Martinsburg Lodge 120.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel Virginia Manford Grove Tyson; two daughters, Frances Lewis of Winchester, Va., and Penny Fay Anderson of Clearbrook, Va.; two sons, Baker Tyson and Tommy Tyson, both of Winchester, Va.; one stepdaughter, Betty Jean Snow of Martinsburg; one stepson, Albert Charles Grove of Alexandria, Va.; one sister, Fay Klaja of Pittsburgh; 10 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by one sister, Lois Tyson Boarman; three brothers, Merle Tyson, George Tyson and John Tyson; and one grandson, Tommy L. Tyson.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Paul C. Stanley will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Merle L. Davis

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Merle L. Davis, 70, a resident of Franklin County Nursing Home in Chambersburg, Pa., and of 9913 Letzburg Road in Greencastle, died Monday, April 13, 1998, in Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Oct. 29, 1927, in the Marsh Area, Washington Township, Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Harvey Leonard and Eva G. Adams Davis.

He was employed by Altenwald Elevators in Chambersburg, John Anderson Dairy Farm in Mercersburg, Pa., and Grove Manufacturing in Shady Grove, Pa. Prior to retiring he was a custodian for Tuscorora School District.

He did auto mechanics work from his home part time.

He attended Montgomery Brethren in Christ Church in Mercersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Myers Laughlin Davis, whom he married in 1953; three daughters, Linda D. Shelleman of Falling Waters, W.Va., Patricia A. Clever of Greencastle, and Sandra J. Stine of Waynesboro, Pa.; four sons, Robert E. Laughlin Sr. and Kenneth L. Laughlin, both of Greencastle, Paul L. Davis and M. David Davis, both of Chambersburg; one sister, Leona Murray of Greencastle; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three nieces; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah K. Davis; and one son, Richard A. Davis.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Mongomery Brethren in Christ Church, 6727 Montgomery Church Road, Mercersburg. The Rev. Curtis E. Bryant will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Miller-Grove Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle.

Memorial donations may be made to the Montgomery Brethren in Christ Church, 6727 Montgomery Church Road, Mercersburg, Pa. 17236.

M. Emmert Hoover

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - M. Emmert Hoover, 93, of 159 Ash Spring Court, died Monday, April 13, 1998, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Feb. 12, 1905, in Ringgold, he was the son of the late Abram D. and Katie Motz Hoover.

He worked on farms in the Ringgold, Smithsburg and Chambersburg, Pa., areas. He then worked at Frick Co. in Waynesboro for 20 years, as a mechanic for the former O.C. Hawbaker Garage and Farm Machinery, Waynesboro, and as a distributor for Charles Chips. He was last employed by the Borough of Waynesboro in the maintenance department.

He was a member of Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro; and a former member of the former Evangelical United Brethren Church, where he was Sunday school superintendent, and a member of the Crider's Men Sunday School Class.

He also was a member of Waynesboro Lodge 219 IOOF, a life member of ATH&L Fire Co. No. 1 in Waynesboro, and Cumberland Valley Firemen's Association; a charter member of South Chapter 2977 AARP in Waynesboro; and a member of national AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca F. Naugle Hoover, whom he married June 26, 1937; one son, Ronald E. Hoover of Waynesboro; two sisters, Anna Barncord of Waynesboro, and Margaret Rosenberger of Franklintown, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Hoover and Willis Hoover; a half-brother, John Hoover; and three half-sisters, Bertha Brown, Margie Bowman and Mary Robertson.

Services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Michael V. Newman and Pastor K. Allan Mummert will officiate. Burial will be in Ringgold Cemetery, Ringgold.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Otterbein Ministry Center, 912 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

H. James Pearson

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