September 08, 1998

Charles R. Bowers Jr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Charles R. "Hotty" Bowers Jr., 78, of 385 E. Queen St., died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at University Hospital, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Born Aug. 9, 1920, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Charles R. Bowers Sr. and Margaret Hade Bowers.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jane Reed, in 1973.

He was a 1939 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

He was employed by the former Stanley Co. and was business agent for the A.C.W.A. for five years. He and his first wife owned and operated the former Hotty's Cottage on Wayne Avenue for 11 years. He recently was a real estate agent for Prudential Franklin Associates Realtors in Chambersburg.


He was a member of Trinity United Brethren Church, State Line, Pa.

He was a member of Chambersburg Evening Kiwanis Club, serving as music director and board member; social member of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, Chambersburg; BPO Elks Lodge 600, Chambersburg; life member of Local 770 A.F. of Musicians, Hagerstown; member of AARP; Cumberland Valley Railroad Society; and Chambersburg Community Centers Inc. He was the first president of Franklin County Labor Council.

A drummer, he played with the Rhythm Kids, Phil Young, Hiram Gill and Glendon Weeks bands. He then fronted his own 11-piece band. His latest musical work was with "The Sounds of the Decades" and with the Totem Pole Playhouse.

He is survived by his wife, Betty A. Shockey Bowers, whom he married March 8, 1974; two daughters, Diane Szollose of Lebanon, Pa., and Judy O'Meara of Phoenix; four stepdaughters, Merianne Appleby and Cathy Shatzer, both of Chambersburg, Amy Eckels of Waynesboro, Pa., and Ellen Korby of Fayetteville, Pa.; a stepson, Richard L. Shockey of Silver Spring, Md.; two sisters, Jean Kauffman of Waynesboro and Ruth Claudy of Chambersburg; a brother, Jack F. Bowers of Chambersburg; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, a grandson and a sister.

Services will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Revs. Michael Wentz and Guy Camp will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

James K. Carter

James Kenneth Carter, 77, of 1207 Frederick St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 3, 1921, in Yarrowsburg, he was the son of the late James Howard and Ellen Naomi Himes Carter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen Carter, in 1981.

He was a graduate of Boonsboro High School.

He retired from Pangborn Corp. after 27 years. He previously was employed by B&O Railroad.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Euro-African Theater.

He was a member of American Legion Funkstown Post 211.

He is survived by three daughters, Carole Kline and Lana Durboraw, both of Hagerstown, and Maria Zeller of Williamsport; a son, Shane Carter of Hagerstown; a sister, Shirley Barnhouse of Yarrowsburg; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Alton Carter.

Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown. The Rev. George A. Limmer will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 to 9:45 a.m.

Jeanette E. Guise

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Jeanette Elizabeth Guise, 86, of Berkeley Springs, and formerly of Springfield Gardens, Queens, N.Y., died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.

Born June 24, 1912, in Queens, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Anna Bruner Bortscheller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Guise, in 1997.

She attended public schools in Queens.

She was a homemaker.

She was a Protestant.

She was a member and past worthy matron of Chapter 784, Order of the Eastern Star, Queens.

She is survived by a daughter, Jeanette Baggot-Guise of Berkeley Springs; a granddaughter, Caitlin Mossburg of Frederick, Md.; a grandson, Sean McNamara of Elmira, N.Y.; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Peter Bortscheller, Henry Bortscheller and Jacob Bortscheller.

Services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Morgan County, 4100 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411; or L.E.H. Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 235, Tuckerton, N.J. 08087.

Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.

Elmer E. Nicodemus

Elmer Evers "Scoop" Nicodemus, 71, of 10913 Rosewood Drive, Hagerstown, and a resident of Ravenwood Nursing Home, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

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