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Obituaries

December 01, 1998

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James A. Robertson

GLYNDON, Md. - James A. Robertson, 61, of Glyndon, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998.

Born Jan. 29, 1937, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Francis Herbert and Myra Porter Robertson.

He was senior vice president and managed corporate services division of Sun Trust Banks in Nashville, Tenn., from 1982 to 1997. He was vice president and managed corporate services division of First National Bank of Maryland in Hagerstown from 1970 to 1972 and from 1972 to 1982 in Baltimore. He was chairman of the American Banking Association Routing Number Board.

He was on the vestry of St. John's Episcopal Church in Hagerstown and several other Episcopal churches.

He was on the Economic Board of Williamson County in Tennessee, a member of St. Andrew's Society of Baltimore and permanently certified as a corporate cash manager.

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He is survived by his wife, Alice Ann Lindsey Robertson; two daughters, Beth Robertson of Baltimore and Laura Robertson of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Kathryn Robertson of Baltimore; one brother, Herbert Robertson of Panama City, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Robertson and Bill Robertson.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3738 Butler Road, Glyndon. The Rev. Philip D. Roulette of St. John's Episcopal Church will officiate at both services.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed in his name to St. John's Episcopal Church, 3738 Butler Road, Glyndon, Md. 21071 or to Paul's Place, in care of St. John's Episcopal Church.

Roy M. Keefer

HANCOCK - Roy M. Keefer, 86, of Limestone Road, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at his home.

Born July 30, 1912, in Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Martin VanBuren and Sallie Smith Keefer.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Delilah M. Hoffman Keefer, his second wife, Catherine Virginia Thompson Keefer and his third wife, Mildred Irene Divelbliss Fink Keefer.

He was a retired trackman for the B&O Railroad, with more than 40 years of service.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II.

He was a member of Alderton Dawson Post 60, American Legion in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Fulton Overseas Veterans Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 655, both of McConnellsburg, Pa.

He is survived by one daughter, Barbara Ann Keefer; two stepdaughters, Evelyn Faith of Kennwick, Wash. and Shelvie Jean Starliper of Hancock; one son, Gary Keefer of Hancock; five stepsons, Ezra Divelbliss, Ernest Fink, Herb Fink, James Fink and Wilbur Fink, all of Hancock; three grandchildren; 16 stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by one stepson, Dennis Fink; and one brother, James E. Keefer.

Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The Rev. William Swope will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas' Episcopal Cemetery, with military honors conducted by Tri-State Honor Guard.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Hancock Rescue Squad, 57 E. Main St., Hancock, Md. 21750 or Hancock Volunteer Fire Co., 3 Fulton St., Hancock, Md. 21750.

Ray E. Johnson

BIG POOL - Ray Elmo Johnson, 77, of Little Galilee Road, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Veterans' Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Dec. 21, 1920, in Millstone, Md., he was the son of the late Richard and Goldie Younker Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel N. Pierce Johnson, in 1993.

He was employed by Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown for 39 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater.

He was a life member of Joseph C. Herbert Post 222, American Legion, Clear Spring.

He is survived by five sons, Allen W. Johnson of Hancock, Vernon C. Johnson of Ft. McGuire, N.J., and Calvin R. Johnson, Otis L. Johnson and Berry L. Johnson, all of Big Pool; one sister, Fern Andrews of Delaware; two brothers, Quay Johnson and Richard Johnson, both of Mercersburg, Pa.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, May Weller; and two brothers, Phillip Glenn Johnson and Henry Johnson.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The Rev. Henry L. Fisher will officiate. Burial will be in Parkhead Cemetery, Big Pool, with military honors conducted by Joseph C. Herbert Post 222, of Clear Spring.

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

John A. Small

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - John A. Small, 64, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

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