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Obituaries

July 19, 1998

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Monday, July 20, 1998 Edition

Kenneth P. Mayes

RIDGELEY, W.Va. - Kenneth Paige Mayes, 82, of Carpendale, died Saturday, July 18, 1998, at Dawnview Manor Nursing Home, Fort Ashby, W.Va.

Born Dec. 14, 1915, in Shenandoah, Va., he was the son of the late Samuel A. and Etta Volt Mayes.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Louise Wilson Myers.

He retired after 40 years of service from Western Maryland Railway as a machinist.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Navy.

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

He was a member of Dixon Troxell American Legion Post 211, Funkstown.

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He is survived by his second wife, Wreatha L. Phillips Mayes; one son, Richard P. Mayes of Beverly, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas A. Mayes.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown. Military graveside services will be conducted by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

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

Hilda M.S. Hose

Hilda Marie Shives Hose, 66, of 533 Frederick St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, July 18, 1998, at her daughter's home, 14716A Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 14, 1931, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Alfred Shives and Elva Hornbaker Gearhold. She was the stepdaughter of the late David Gearhold.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell LeRoy Hose, in 1997.

She retired from Richardson's Restaurant as a cook. She had been a cook at various Hagerstown restaurants for 31 years.

She was a member of Maranatha Brethren Church.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by two daughters, Constance I. Martin and Anita C. Peck, both of Hagerstown; one son, Darrin E. Hose of Hagerstown; two sisters, Beatrice Marquz of Warfordsburg, Pa., and Helen Hose of Hagerstown; three brothers, Lewis Gearhold, Frank Gearhold and David Gearhold, all of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by several sisters and brothers.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. Pastor Jay Fretz will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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

Clyde I. Fitz

Clyde Ira Fitz, 79, 1022 St. Clarie St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, July 19, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 9, 1918, in Antrim Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Newton K. Fitz and Emma Potter Fitz Baker. He was the stepson of the late Herman C. Baker.

He retired from Fairchild Aircraft in 1981 after 41 years of service.

He was a veteran of World War II. He served with A Battery, 68th AFA, First Armored Division in North Africa and Italy.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Middleburg Mason-Dixon Historical Society; UAW-CIO Retirees; First Armored Division Association; Morris Frock American Legion Post 42; VFW Post 1936 and BPO Elks 378. He was a former member of Loyal Order of Moose; Fraternal Order of Eagles 694, Waynesboro, Pa.; AMVETS Post 10; DAV Post 10; and Red Men Tribe 80, Williamsport.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret L. Fitz; one daughter, Dawn L. Mongan of Hagerstown; three sisters, Mildred Haynes of Boonsboro, Ruth Buss of Columbia, Md., and Alice Salvatore of Hagerstown; three brothers, Keller Fitz of Clear Spring, Harold "Gus" Baker of Hagerstown, and Ralph Baker of Freeport, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nellie Burcham and Elizabeth Fitz; and two brothers, Thomas Fitz and Wilbur Fitz.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to First Armored Division Association, P.O. Box 2088, Elizabethtown, Ky. 42702-2088.

Gloria J. Wagaman

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Gloria Jean "Jeanie" Wagaman, 42, of 408 S. Carlisle St., died Saturday, July 18, 1998, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Dec. 14, 1955, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of Ruby G. Welsh Wagaman of Greencastle and the late Robert C. Wagaman. She lived her early life in Five Forks, Pa.

From 1983 to 1989, she managed Carsons Motel, Chambersburg, Pa. She was employed as a desk clerk by Econolodge in Greencastle from 1989 until the present.

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