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Obituaries

July 26, 1998

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Monday, July 27, 1998 Edition

Rella V. Hershey

WATERFALL, Pa. - Rella Victoria Hershey, 94, of RD 1, died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at the Extended Care Unit, Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born Nov. 4, 1903, in Saluvia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Abby Hess Moore.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva W. Hershey, in 1991.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Mount Tabor Nazarene Church, Waterfall. She attended Evangel Assembly of God Church, McConnellsburg.

She is survived by three sons, Harold E. Hershey of Harrisonville, Kenneth D. Hershey of Chambersburg, Pa., and Gerald M. Hershey of Mercersburg, Pa.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by three sisters.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., Harrisonville. Pastor Belvy White and Pastor Roy Brake will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Tabor Nazarene Cemetery, Waterfall, Pa.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a viewing one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Verona B. Smith

Verona Belle Smith, 48, of 114 Buena Vista Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 9, 1950, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Clayton Franklin and Roberta May Moyer Moreland.

She was a 1968 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 694.

She was a ham radio operator.

She is survived by her husband, Reuben Smith; three sons, Douglas Scott Kline and Timothy Reuben Smith, both at home, and Kevin Clayton Smith of Hagerstown; two sisters, Margaret "Rita" Deshong of Big Pool and Ruby Kline of Smithsburg; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, James Franklin Moreland and Clayton Granville Moreland.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Charlie Barney will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg, W.Va.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 322-324 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Anna M. Bailey

BARTON, Md. - Anna M. Bailey, 92, of High Street, died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md.

Born Dec. 21, 1905, in Barton, she was the daughter of the late John and Ellen Lee Shuhart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Bailey, in 1979.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Barton United Methodist Church, where she was an honorary member of the Administrative Council.

She was a member of Barton Senior Citizens.

She is survived by three daughters, Betty B. Francis of College Park, Md., Kathleen B. Laughlin, with whom she resided, and Jean George of Barton; one son, Paul W. Bailey of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Boal Memorial Chapel, Barton. The Rev. John Park will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Moscow Mills, Md.

The family will receive friends at the chapel today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Barton United Methodist Church.

Debra A. Allen

WILLIAMSPORT - Debra A. Allen, 47, of 16922B Sterling Road, died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 14, 1950, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late William and Felicia DeStefano Belfoure.

She and her husband owned and operated the A&A Village Mart in Maugansville until 1996. They previously owned and operated A&A Mart on the corner of Liberty Street and South Cannon Avenue. She also had worked at Sears for 10 years.

She was a member of Grace Brethren Church, Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband, Millard W. "Sam" Allen; one daughter, Stephanie M. Allen of Williamsport; one son, Brian K. Allen of Smithsburg; three sisters, Josephine Pusso of Georgetown, Del., J. Theresa Burger of Clear Spring, and Rosemarie Fertenbaugh of Waynesboro, Pa.; two brothers, William B. Belfoure of Grand Cayman Island and Anthony L. Belfoure of Hagerstown; and one grandchild.

Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist church, corner of First and Spruce streets, Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert Dell and Pastor Dean Pryor will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, today from 7 to 9 p.m.

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