October 29, 1998

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Elizabeth M. Alter

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Elizabeth M. "Libby" Peiffer Alter, 86, of 15 Stricker Ave., Waynesboro, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998, at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center.

Born Aug. 3, 1912, in Gettysburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank W. and Mary A. Hershey Stouffer.

She attended Waynesboro Business College.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Herbert F. Peiffer, in 1965; and by her second husband, Paul G. "Ted" Alter, in 1979.


She was employed at Fairchild Aircraft Manufacturing, Hagerstown; and then at Wolf's Pastry on Main Street, Waynesboro. From 1960 through 1976, she was the secretary for Dr. James Teeter in Waynesboro.

She was a member of Waynesboro Gospel Chapel, taught Sunday school in the children's department and was mission secretary for 20 years.

She was a member of South Chapter 2977 AARP; National AARP; and Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary.

She volunteered as a Red Cross nurse's aide; and delivered meals for Franklin County Home in the Waynesboro area.

She is survived by a sister, Emma S. Dunn of Maxton, N.C.; two brothers, Paul H. Stouffer of Waynesboro and John W. Stouffer of Smithsburg; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Walter Curtis Peiffer; a stepson, W. Curtis Alter; and a sister, Miriam L. Newman.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Robert E. Deeds will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Monday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship, 45 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, PA 17268; or Union Rescue Missions, Inc., 125 N. Prospect St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Margaret D. Shupe

BOONSBORO - Margaret Dorothy Shupe, 79, of 20028 Toms Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 16, 1919, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Alice C. Beaur Smith.

She retired after 40 years with Security National Bank in Washington, D.C.

She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star in Washington, D.C.; and volunteered at Washington County Regional Airport in Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband, James D. Shupe Sr.; a daughter, Janice Shupe Wilcox of Silver Spring, Md.; a son, James D. Shupe Jr. of Boonsboro; and six grandchildren.

Entombment services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown. Jefrey Wishard will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 129, Hagerstown, Md. 21742-6710.

Harold W. Carter

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Harold Wayne Carter, 51, of W.Va. 2, Box 289C, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, at his home.

Born Feb. 4, 1947, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late George Albert and Thelma Agnes West Carter.

He was employed by Jamison Door Co. in Hagerstown for more than 32 years, retiring July 1, 1998.

He was a member of Harvest Baptist Church in Hagerstown and an usher.

He was a member of Izaak Walton Club, Loyal Order of Moose 212 of Hagerstown, Jamison Door Co. Golf League and Slow Pitch Softball.

He was active in Little League, West End. He was a pole vaulter at South Hagerstown High School, where he held the junior varsity record for 28 years. He was a field archer, Maryland State Field Champion in 1981 and 1982.

He is survived by his wife, Julie L. Boyers Carter; two daughters, Marilynda Lowery and Susan Carter, both of Hagerstown; four sons, Harold Wayne Carter II, Jason Carter and Dustin Randall, all of Hagerstown, and Staff Sgt. Michael Carter stationed in Lajes Field, Azores with the U.S. Air Force; eight brothers, Thomas E. Carter Sr., George A. Carter, Richard V. Carter, Walter E. Carter and John K. Carter, all of Hagerstown, Charles Ray Carter of Smithsburg, Odell S. Carter of Columbia, Miss., and Ronald L. Carter Sr. of Williamsport; nine grandchildren; aunts and uncles; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Agnes V. Gossard; and one brother, Jerome R. Carter Sr.

Memorial services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. James Moore will officiate.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund, Harvest Baptist Church, 951 Woodland Way, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Norman E. Beers

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Norman E. Beers, 92, of 441 Hamilton Ave., died Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998, at his home.

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