August 25, 1998

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Tuesday, August 25, 1998 Edition

Harry G. Benedict

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Harry G. Benedict, 80, of 6305 Marsh Road, died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at his home.

Born July 19, 1918, near Duffield, Guilford Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Ezra G. and Lizzie Wingert Benedict.

He was a 1936 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

His first wife, Evelyn R. Hess Benedict, died in 1974. They were married Dec. 13, 1941.

A farmer, he operated farms in Fayetteville and Zullinger and owned a farm on Coldspring Road in Waynesboro, retiring in 1974.


He and his wife owned and operated Benedict Country Store at their home. He drove a school bus for 27 years.

He was a member of Old German Baptist Brethren Church Antietam Congregation near Waynesboro, where he was a minister and elder.

He is survived by his wife, Julia M. Bayer Benedict, whom he married in September 1975; five daughters, Fay H. Yoder of Chambersburg, Edna H. Denlinger of Brookville, Ohio, Joan H. Helman of Fayetteville, Lois H. Flora of Covington, Ohio, and Mae H. Emig of West Alexander, Ohio; three sons, Mark H. Benedict of Versailles, Ohio, Crist H. Benedict of Covington, Ohio, and Keith H. Benedict of Chambersburg, Pa.; three brothers, Abram W. Benedict, Joe E. Benedict and Paul D. Benedict, all of Chambersburg; a stepsister, Mary Slothour of Chambersburg; 34 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one son, Dale H. Benedict; two sisters and three brothers.

A service will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. at the home, followed by church services at 10 a.m. at Prices Old German Baptist Brethren Church near Waynesboro on Pa. 316. Elders Donald Hess, Ray Garber, Robert Matthews and Marlin Hege will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Scott E. Miller

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Scott Edward Miller, 20, of 1580 State Line Road, died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, as a result of an automobile accident on Marsh Pike in Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 28, 1977, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Barry E. and Diane M. Brougher Miller of Waynesboro.

He was a 1995 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim Senior High School. He attended Penn College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa., for one year.

He was employed by Waynesboro Design Services in Waynesboro as a drafter and worked for Brother's Pizza of Hagerstown.

He was a member of Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church in Waynesboro, where he assisted in lighting and sound for some church productions.

He wrote music, and played basketball, baseball and golf.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, B. Elizabeth Brougher of Markleton, Pa.; a special friend, Molly Humphrey; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, 146 Leitersburg St., Greencastle, Pastor Michael V. Newman and Pastor Ronald L. Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends at Miller-Grove Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Otterbein Ministry Center, 912 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Roberta O. Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Roberta "Nan" Orrison Smith, 80, of Washington, D.C., and formerly of Hagerstown, died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998.

Born in Taylorstown, Va., on Sept. 25, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Mary Jane Loye Orrison.

She was a 1936 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She is survived by a twin sister, Alberta Orrison of Nixa, Mo.; one niece; and two grandnephews.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery, Taylorstown.

Friends may call at DeVol Funeral Home, 2222 Wisconsin Ave., Northwest, Washington, D.C., today from 2 to 4 p.m.

Charles A. Landon

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Charles A. Landon, 87, of Waynesboro, and formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at Hoover House Retirement Home, Waynesboro.

Born in Crisfield, Md., he was the son of the late Charles J. and Henrietta Landon.

His wife, Hazel Arnica Landon, died in 1987.

He retired from E.I. Dupont.

After retirement, he hunted, fished and looked for antiques.

He collected Civil War guns.

He is survived by four sisters, Mable Marsh of Salisbury, Md., Sara Miles of Panama City, Fla., and Ella Jean Holland and Olive Hickman, both of Crisfield; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Beamer; and two brothers, Edwin "Teddy" Landon and Robert E. Landon.

A private memorial service and burial will be held at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va.

Raymond T. McCarney

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