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Obituaries

August 02, 1998

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Sunday, August 2, 1998 Edition

Gregory L. Harper

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Gregory L. Harper, 41, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, August 1, 1998, at City Hospital.

Born July 23, 1957, in Martinsburg, he was the son of Anna Clark Harper Jacobs and the late Clarence Harper.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Gregory L. Harper Jr. of Martinsburg; five sisters, Shannon C. Jacobs, Phyllis Clark, Kimberly K. Sutphin, Sabrina S. Lapole and Sonia Jacobs, all of Martinsburg; seven brothers, Clarence E. Harper Jr., Thomas A. Harper, Michael L. Harper, Robert J. Harper, Timothy S. Harper, and Shawn Harper, all of Martinsburg and Barry C. Harper of Baltimore; one granddaughter; four stepgrandchildren; and a close friend, Debra K. Riggs.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Franklin Harper.

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Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by Newton D. Baker Post 896 V.F.W.; and Berkeley Post 14 American Legion.

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

Theo R. Bragunier

CLEAR SPRING - Theo R. Bragunier, 80, of 14743 Blairsvalley Road, died Saturday, August 1, 1998, at Avalon Manor Nursing Center, Hagerstown.

Born April 25, 1918, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Frank and Martha Corwell Bragunier.

He was retired from Pinkerton Security System of Hagerstown.

He was a member of Blairsvalley First Church of God of Clear Spring.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Geraldine M. Gift Bragunier of Clear Spring; two daughters, Joann L. Starliper of Clear Spring and Diann L. Bricker of Mercersburg, Pa.; one son, George A. Bragunier of Clear Spring; two sisters, Marcelle Miles of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Lola French of Clear Spring; one brother, Clarence Bragunier of Clear Spring; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Laura Clark and Sarah Stiles.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Norris Sword and the Rev. Robert Timmons will officiate. Burial will be in Blairsvalley Cemetery, Clear Spring.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Clear Spring Ambulance Club, P.O. Box 61, Clear Spring, Md. 21722.

Audre L. Kline

Audre Lorraine Kline, 79, of 136 North Avenue, Hagerstown, died Friday, July 31, 1998, at Colton Villa Nursing Center.

Born Jan. 23, 1919, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Cornelious S. and Thelma B. Stumbaugh Andrews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott M. Kline, in 1972.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Judith L. Zumpano of La Vale, Md.; one son, David C. Riner of Gilbertsville, Pa.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Catherine Stehl; and one brother, Ulmont Andrews.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Ann V. Atkins will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral home will be open Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the convenience of friends.

Elsie V. Hovermale

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Elsie Viola Hovermale, 89, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, August 1, 1998, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.

Born August 7, 1908, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William Homer and Mazy F. Bohrer Hovermale.

She attended Highland School.

She worked as a looper at Interwoven Hosiery Mill, Berkeley Springs, during the mid 1950s. She then worked as a cook at Cacapon State Park until her retirement in the mid 1960's. She had been a homemaker in recent years.

She was a member of Highland United Methodist Church, Morgan County.

She is survived by four daughters, Janie H. Sirbaugh and Mamie I. Stotler, both of Berkeley Springs, Mazie L. Orndorff of Winchester, Va. and Connie L. French of Hancock; two sons, Roy B. Hovermale and Carl L. Hovermale, both of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Eloise Carbaugh of Chambersburg, Pa. and Peggy Cohill of Madeira Beach, Fla.; one brother, Luther Hovermale of Berkeley Springs; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, an infant son and Melvin T. Hovermale; one granddaughter, Theresa Jo Hovermale Ferguson; two sisters, Virginia Rankin and May Almon; and five brothers, Roy Hovermale, Irvin Hovermale, Chester Hovermale, Paul Hovermale and Fred Hovermale.

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