November 12, 1998

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Friday, November 13, 1998 Edition

Ulysses S. Mellott

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Ulysses S. Mellott, 88, of 635 E. Market St., died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, at Menno Haven Nursing Home, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Aug. 13, 1910, in Licking Creek Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Scott and Sadie Truax Mellott.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Swisher Mellott, in 1987.

He was a truck driver and equipment operator for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, prior to his retirement.

He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren.

He was a life member of McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co.; a fire policeman; and forest fire warden.

He is survived by a son, Carl E. Mellott Sr. of McConnellsburg; a sister, Ruth Barnhart of Extended Care Unit of the Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg; two brothers, William J. Mellott of Knobsville, Pa., and Harold Mellott of Woodland Retirement Home in Orbisonia, Pa.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Graveside services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Union Cemetery. The Rev. Roger Truax will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, which will be open from 2 p.m.

Alta S. Hays

WILLIAMSPORT - Alta "Peggy" Solomon Hays, 78, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, at her home.

Born Nov. 14, 1919, in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Pearl T. and Ella Susan Trumbo Solomon.

She was a 1937 graduate of Franklin (W.Va.) High School. She graduated from Max Bemotate Beauty Academy Clarksburg, W.Va.

She was employed as a beautician at Thelma's Beauty Shop in Hagerstown, until her retirement. She previously worked at beauty shops in Hagerstown and Shepherdstown, W.Va.

She was a member of Downsville Christian Church.

She was a member of Downsville Senior Citizen's Club, a past treasurer and chaplain; treasurer of Manor Church Senior Citizen Club; attended Senior Citizen Group OGAD of Washington County Hospital; Willing Worker's SS Class of Downsville Christian Church; Christian Women's Fellowship Group I Downsville Christian Church; and Church Women United.

She is survived by her husband, Orville Charles Hays Sr.; a stepson, Ronald L. Hays of Hagerstown; and two grandsons, David W. Hays of Hagerstown and Robert K. Hays of Cumberland, Md.

She was preceded in death by a stepson, Orville Charles Hays Jr.; a sister, Joyce Doyle; and a brother, Grayson Solomon.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. E. Reese Davis and the Rev. Nelson Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

Friends may call Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; Downsville Christian Church, 8641 Downsville Pike, Williamsport, MD 21795; or Williamsport Food Bank, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

Margaret E. Williams

Margaret Elizabeth "Peggy" Williams, 82, of 19921 Trengail Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 15, 1916, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Tyson Raymond and Beulah Mae Shilling Waltz.

She was a 1934 graduate of Hagerstown High School, a graduate of Hagerstown Business College and Columbia Business College.

She had been employed by Potomac Edison Co. in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, the choir and teacher of Fidelity Sunday School Class.

She was a former member of Hagerstown A capella Club, Hagerstown Women's Democratic Club, judge for the Board of Election Supervisors, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, 60-year member of Queen Esther Chapter 3 Order of the Eastern Star, Rebeka Lodge 8 Order of Odd Fellows, Ladies of the Elks, and AARP.

She is survived by her husband, George P. Williams; one daughter, Eileen W. Southerly of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and one son, G. Phil Williams of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond T. Waltz and David Leon Waltz.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown; and on Monday one hour prior to services at the church. A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home by Queen Esther Chapter 3, Order of the Eastern Star.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Helen L. Mowen

Helen Louise Mowen, 73, of 16237 Broadfording Road, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

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