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Obituaries

September 28, 1998

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Sunday, September 27, 1998 Edition

John N. Parkinson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - John N. Parkinson, 73, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Dec. 10, 1924, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Rev. H. Lloyd and Mary Grace Buckingham Parkinson.

He was a 1950 graduate of West Virginia School of Forestry.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific and Japan.

He was formerly employed as District Ranger, U.S. Forest Service and a Berkeley County school teacher.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

He was a member of General Adam Stephens Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution; Harpers Ferry Camp 6 Sons of the Union Veterans; and Henry Kyd Douglas Camp 199 Sons of Confederate Veterans; Martinsburg Lions Club; American Legion Post 14; and Berkeley County Association of Retired School Employees.

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He received the Lion's International President's award and medal for work with the Lions Quest program.

He is survived by his wife, Gisela Herbel Parkinson; a daughter, Nancy Jean Riley of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two sons, John N. Parkinson II of Tucson, Ariz. and James L. Parkinson of Hayfork, Calif.; three stepchildren, Mikel W. Reid of Marlowe, W.Va., Brenda Lee White of California and Bettina M. Fiery of Martinsburg; a sister, Betty Brigham of Haverford, Pa.; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William L. Parkinson.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Otterbein United Methodist Church. The Rev. William Merki will officiate. Burial will be private.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 549 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg.

Margaret A. Hawthorne

NORTHAMPTON, Pa. - Margaret Ann Hawthorne, 59, of 1315 Atlas Lane and formerly of Hagerstown, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at her home.

Born Feb. 28, 1939, in Sandy Hook, Md., she was the daughter of Mary M. Durbin Keyser of Hagerstown and the late Howard William Keyser.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Brethren faith.

She was formerly involved with Welcome Wagons; Newcomer's Clubs; and Women's Club of Mason City, Iowa.

She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Hawthorne, whom she married March 31, 1962; a brother, John W. Keyser of Hagerstown; and a nephew, Ryan Keyser of Hagerstown.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. The Rev. Dean Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742; or American Diabetes Association, Maryland Affiliate, Inc., 407 Central Ave., Reistertown, Md. 21136.

Dinah L. Duncan

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Dinah Lee Duncan, 44, of 42 Concord Drive, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md.

Born Jan. 23, 1954, in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Richard Leon Hahn Sr. and Bettie Ann Haws.

She was a 1972 graduate of Brunswick High School.

She was a secretary with Trans-Tech in Adamstown, Md.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was a member of the Society of Outstanding American High School Students; and was most recently a member of Brunswick High School Band Boosters.

She is survived by her husband, Mickey Duncan; a daughter, Lara Lynne Duncan at home; a son, Shane Travis Duncan at home; two sisters, Barbara Kolb of Adamstown, and JoAnn Hoffman of Brunswick; and three brothers, Richard Hahn Jr. of Hagerstown; David Hahn and Dennis Haws, both of Sharpsburg.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Brownsville Heights, Md. The Rev. Edward A. Jordan will officiate. Burial will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road in Brunswick. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to B. H. S. Band Boosters, P.O. Box 111, Brunswick, Md. 21716.

James R. May Jr.

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - James Robert May Jr., 66, of Shepherdstown, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, at Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Aug. 4, 1932, he was the son of the late James Robert and Ethel Irene Prather May Sr.

He served with the U.S. Army for 24 years. He was a sergeant and served two tours of duty in Vietnam and one in Korea. He served with the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions. He was a police officer in Georgia.

He was employed by Quad Graphics in Martinsburg.

He was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard; and Newton D. Baker Post, 896 VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Sim Sam Ye May; a daughter, Isabelle Irene May of Shepherdstown; a son, James Robert May III of Charles Town, W.Va.; three sisters, Louise McDonald of Illinois, and Isabelle Myers and Betty Angle of Berkeley County, W.Va.; three brothers, Carlton J. May, Max L. May and James Allen May, all of Berkeley County; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Virginia Rice; and two brothers, Nelson R. May and Fillmore Elwood May.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The Rev. John Divico Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW and Berkeley Post 14 American Legion.

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

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