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Obituaries

August 06, 1998

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Friday, August 7, 1998 Edition

James H. Shives Jr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - James H. Shives Jr., 72, of 9729 Circle Drive, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg.

Born Sept. 29, 1925, in Sylvan, Pa., he was the son of the late James H. Shives Sr. and Lola Blanche Stahl Shives.

He had retired from Letterkenny Army Depot after 35 years.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served in World War II.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Fort Loudon, Pa., a former consistory member and former Sunday school superintendent.

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He was a member of Detrich-Brechbill American Legion Post 612 of St. Thomas, Pa.

He raised horses and goats.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rosaline Williamson Shives; two sons, Gary L. Shives of Chambersburg and Ronnie J. Shives of St. Thomas; three sisters, Alice Eshelman of St. Thomas, Laura McKinney of West Grove, Pa., and Rebecca Sowers of Mercersburg, Pa.; one brother, Paul Shives of Sharpsburg; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ in Fort Loudon. The Rev. E. Loy Garber will officiate. Burial will be in Stenger Hill Cemetery in Fort Loudon. Military graveside services will be conducted by Detrich-Brechbill American Legion Post 612 Honor Guard.

Viewing will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave. in Mercersburg, Pa., and Saturday one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 13189 Main St., Fort Loudon, Pa. 17224 or The American Cancer Society, Franklin Unit, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Ruth O'Neill Hixon

WILLIAMSPORT - Ruth O'Neill Hixon, 79, of 340 S. Artizan St., died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, at Colton Villa Nursing Center, Hagerstown.

Born June 6, 1919, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late James and Ella Kirby.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lesley Hixon, in 1979.

She and her husband owned and operated Hixon's Grocery in Williamsport until the late 1970s.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by three sons, Charles L. Hixon Jr. of Plant City, Fla., John W. Hixon and Earl S. Hixon, both of Williamsport; five sisters, Alice Smith of Gainesville, Fla., Edna Hull of Peachland, S.C., Ethel Toms of Middletown, Pa., Mary Catherine Kirby of Hagerstown and Margaret Hutzell of Williamsport; two brothers, James Kirby of Hagerstown and Guy Kirby of Williamsport; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Lee Hixon; and three brothers, Jack Kirby, Richard Kirby and Ernest Kirby.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Albert L. Leaf Memorial Chapel at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. James E. Swecker will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open today after 9 a.m.

Harry H. Jones

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Harry H. Jones, 78, of 366 Town Drive, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, at his home.

Born Aug. 6, 1920, in Donora, Pa., he was the son of the late William John and Betty Gray Jones.

He graduated from Donora High School.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during World War II.

He was formerly employed by U.S. Steel Co. in Donora; and later by Mack Trucks in Hagerstown from 1961 until he retired in 1984.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Greencastle.

He was a member of Hagerstown Elks Lodge 378; a life member of Donora Masonic Lodge 626 F&AM; and a member of Mercersburg American Legion Post 830, Mercersburg, Pa.

He golfed in the Mack Trucks golf league, and bowled.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Florence T. Lytle Jones; a daughter, Karla J. Harris of Boonsboro; two sons, Terry D. Jones of Greencastle and William J. Jones of Hagerstown; a brother, Ray Jones of Donora; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by three sisters; and two brothers.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. David Armstrong and the Rev. Kenneth Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

There will be no public viewing; the family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where Mount Pisgah Masonic Lodge 443 F&AM of Greencastle will hold a Masonic service at 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Building Fund of the First United Methodist Church, 45 N. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa. 17225.

Hazel H. May

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