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January 05, 1999

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Wednesday, January 06, 1999 Edition

Hattie V. Murphy

INWOOD, W.Va. - Hattie Virginia Thompson Murphy, 87, of Inwood, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Canterbury of Shepherdstown.

She was the daughter of the late Alex and Jennie Schell Myers.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Lester Thompson; and her second husband, Harry J. Murphy.

She was a former employee of Interwoven Hosiery Mill in Martinsburg, W.Va.

She was a member of Inwood Pentecostal Holiness Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Joan Placanica and Barbara Watson, both of Martinsburg; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Paul A. Thompson; a sister; and four brothers.


Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Memory Gardens. The Rev. Hennis Fox will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg.

Eleanor L. Bradley

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Eleanor Louise Bradley, 55, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at her home.

Born April 17, 1943, in Charles Town, W.Va., she was the daughter of Kathleen White Bradley of Ranson, W.Va., and the late Forrest Heiston Bradley.

She was a 1961 graduate of Charles Town High School.

She retired after 30 years with Giant Food Store, Leesburg, Va.

She was of the Brethren faith.

She is survived by a close friend, Jo Ann Jones; four sisters, Nancy Bradley and Sylvia B. Small, both of Charles Town, Anna Beard of Fairfax, Va., and Pam Davis of Ranson; and three brothers, Forrest H. Bradley Jr. of Charles Town, Tommy Bradley of Laurel, Md., and Jesse D. Bradley of Ranson.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. Lay Ministers Mark Whitacre and Amos Nicholson will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Nancy Bradley for medical expenses, in care of F&M Blakeley Bank, P.O. Box 40, Ranson, WV 25438.

George R. Bowman

KETTERING, Ohio - George Rahauser Bowman, 99, of 4809 Algood Place, and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Walnut Creek Nursing Center in Dayton, Ohio.

Born Nov. 22, 1899, in Greencastle, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel Albert and Ida Rice Bowman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Wyand Bowman, in 1978.

He retired as a supervisor with Detroit Edison Power Company after 38 years.

He was a former member of Faith United Methodist Church, Greencastle; and attended Fairhaven Christian Missionary and Alliance Church in Dayton.

He is survived by a daughter, Marie F. Griesmeyer of Kettering; a sister, Nettie Grove of Chambersburg, Pa.; two granddaughters, Lynn S. Heath and Cheri L. Brady, both of Kettering; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Kuhn and Mary Hockensmith; and a brother, Ben Bowman.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Walter Stewart will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Keedysville.

There will be no viewing or visitation; however, the family will receive friends Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fairhaven Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 637 Whipp Road, Dayton, OH 45459.

Ora M. Price

Ora Mary Price, 80, of 902 Pope Ave., who died on Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Nelson Price, who died in 1972.

She was the daughter of the late Charles Henry and Matilda A. McKenzie Warne.

She is survived by three daughters, including Bonnie M. Rice of Hagerstown.

Edward W. Beasley Jr.

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Edward Woodward Beasley Jr., 55 of 144 Broadview Court, who died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, is survived by one son, Edward W. Beasley III of Gerrardstown, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by a son, Terry Van Beasley.

Miriam C. Wolf

SMITHSBURG - Miriam C. Wolf, 71, of Loy Wolfe Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 29, 1927, in Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late D. Ralph and Ruth E. Schildknecht Kepler.

She retired from Morgan and Keller Contractors and Myersville Bank, where she was a custodian, after 25 years.

She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Wolfsville, the Ladies Bible Class and was active in church activities.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Cyrus E. Wolf; three sons, Dale Wolf of Wolfsville, Charlie Wolf and Darrell Wolf, both of Middletown; three sisters, Eva Leatherman of Middletown, Hazel Early of Wolfsville and Betty Swope of Boonsboro; one brother, Daniel Kepler of Middletown; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Cleo Bowman.

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