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August 12, 1998

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Bernard R. Ambrose

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Bernard R. Ambrose, 77, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, at his home.

Born in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Cecil R. and Lola Waugh Ambrose.

He worked for Victor Hosiery, formerly in Hagerstown. He was a foreman at Sylvania Shoe, Greencastle, Pa., where he worked for 10 years. He also worked as a machinist.

He is survived by his wife, Olive Oneta Unger Ambrose; two daughters, Iris Jean Taylor of Waynesboro, Pa., and Linda D. Jackson of Richmond, Va.; three sisters, Marjorie Ours of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Mildred Caruso of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Catherine Bowers of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by a son, Larry R. Ambrose; a brother, Joseph Ambrose; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Everett Powell will officiate. Burial will be in Park Lawn Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, Pa., with graveside services at 3 p.m.

Viewing will be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Anne W. Payne

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Anne Williamson Payne, 42, of Falling Waters, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, at her home.

Born Jan. 12, 1956, in Martinsburg, W.Va, she was the daughter of Williamson Payne of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Mary Catherine Cloud Payne of Falling Waters.

She was a 1974 graduate of Hedgesville High School.

She was a member of Falling Waters Presbyterian Church at Spring Mills.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Pugh of Falling Waters and Catherine deLong of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, C. Benjamin Payne of Hedgesville; a grandmother, Elvira Cloud of Martinsburg; aunts; uncles; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Eleanor Payne; her grandfather, Charles L. Cloud; and a nephew.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Mitch L. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Falling Waters Presbyterian Cemetery at Spring Mills.

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

Helen V. Vanmetre

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Helen V. Vanmetre, 85, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, at Heartland of Martinsburg.

Born July 2, 1913, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Henry and Bettie Myers Vanmetre.

She was a graduate of West Virginia Beauty College.

She worked as a beautician.

She was a member of Christ Reformed Church and United Church Women.

She was a member of American Red Cross; national and local American Association of Retired Persons and City Hospital Auxiliary.

She volunteered for more than 20 years at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, King's Daughters Hospital and City Hospital.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Alice, Mary and Agnes Vanmetre; six brothers, Harry, Thomas, James, William, Charles and Robert Vanmetre; and a nephew.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. Dr. Thomas E. Hartshorn will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Memorial donations may be made to American Red Cross, 802 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission, 602 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; or Salvation Army, 505 Virginia Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Tony E. Bigler

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Tony E. Bigler, 35, of 2381 Falling Spring Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, at his home.

Born Feb. 15, 1963, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Roy D. Bigler of Shippensburg, Pa., and the late Beatrice M. Divelbiss Bigler.

He was a member of the Marine Corps League, Hume-McNeal-Byers AMVETS Post 224 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 842, all of Chambersburg.

He hunted and rode motorcycles.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Ginger Appleby Bigler; two sisters, Cynthia S. Henry of Biglerville, Pa., and Lydia D. Flory of St. Thomas, Pa.; a brother, Albert L. Bigler of Chambersburg; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Paul B. Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The viewing will be Friday one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Glenn W. Rock Sr.

QUINCY, Pa. - Glenn W. Rock Sr., 77, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home and formerly of 8233 Anthony Highway, Waynesboro, Pa., died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, at the nursing home.

Born Dec. 19, 1920, in Mont Alto, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles I. Rock Sr. and Iva Myrtle Dull Rock.

He attended Quincy schools.

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