September 14, 1998

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Bonnie J. Shaw

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Bonnie J. Shaw, 48, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Feb. 9, 1950, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Mary Jane Snead Nicholls and stepdaughter of Malcolm B. Nicholls Jr. of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; and daughter of the Rev. Ballard Dorsee and stepdaughter of Roberta Dorsee of Southport, Conn.

She was a 1969 graduate of Lincoln Academy, Philadelphia. She attended Hagerstown Community College.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two daughters, Danielle Melissa Shaw of Martinsburg and Jessie Ann Oakes of Springfield, Va.; two sisters, Maryanna Wentworth of Newington, Conn., and Jennifer Elmann of Killingworth, Conn.; one brother, Thomas E. Dorsee of Higganum, Conn.; three grandchildren; one niece; and three nephews.


Burial will be in Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Alica L. Moore

Alica Lanae Moore, 11 days old, of 457 Park Place, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 1, 1998, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Luciana Dean of Hagerstown and Andre Moore of Fort Pierce, Fla.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Akelah Moore and Aneka Moore, both at home; one brother, Mario Brown Moore of Fort Pierce; maternal grandmother, Linda Green of Hagerstown; paternal grandparents, Arthur and Agnes Moore of Fort Pierce; maternal great-grandmother, Edna Green of Hagerstown; and paternal great-grandparents, Ora Taylor and Lee Esther McCoy, both of Fort Pierce.

Private graveside services will be held today at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. The Rev. Haru Carter Jr. will officiate.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Laurence D. Britt

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Laurence D. "Larry" Britt, 69, of 12059 Old Forge Road, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Feb. 10, 1929, in Chicago, he was the son of the late Harry H. and Rheva A. Aronson Britt. He lived his early life in Frankfort, N.Y.

He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948 and the U.S. Marine Corps from 1950 to 1958. He rose to the rank of technical sergeant. While in the Marines, he was the communications chief.

Following the military, he was employed from 1958 to 1985 as a civilian at Fort Ritchie, Site R, in telecommunications. Following his retirement from Site R, he worked for Planning Research Corp. at Tysons Corner, Va., and then at General Telephone Electronics out of Washington, D.C., and Frederick, Md., office. Later he worked for Scientific Application International Corp. at Fort Ritchie. He also taught fly fishing at Hagerstown Junior College for a short time.

He was a member of Marine Corps League, William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695, Joe Stickel American Legion Post 15 and BPO Elks Lodge 731, all of Waynesboro; Antietam Fly Anglers, Hagerstown; National Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock; Federation of Fly Fishers; and National AARP.

He was the winner of the 1980 National Safety Council Award. He also was recipient of Department of the Army Commander's Award for Civilian Service for Exceptional Meritorious Service as a communications manager.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Miller Britt, whom he married on Sept. 11, 1971; one son, Robert Eugene Britt of Maryville, Tenn.; one brother, Richard G. Britt of Alameda, Calif.; two grandchildren; one uncle; and cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks and Pastor Ted E. Simon will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. Military graveside services will be conducted by Honor Guard of Charles M. Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Anna L.R. Bowers

Anna L. Rice Bowers, 98, of Avalon Manor Health Care Center, Hagerstown, and formerly of 1495 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 25, 1900, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Peter H. and Elizabeth V. Shank Rice.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold J. Bowers, in 1971.

She was a member of First Christian Church of Hagerstown.

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