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Obituaries

January 11, 1999

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Monday, January 11, 1999 Edition




Mary P. Huffer

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mary Pearrell Huffer, 85, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at City Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Robert F. and Lula Keesecker Pearrell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Riner Huffer.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Calvary Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, Ronald W. Huffer of Inwood, W.Va.; one sister, Evelyn Orth of Hanover, Pa.; one brother, James P. Pearrell of Martinsburg; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by two sons, George R. Huffer and Gary W. Huffer.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Donald Moulden officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Child-Parent Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, 20 S. Cameron St., Winchester, VA 22601.

W. Warren Stum

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - W. Warren Stum, 71, a guest of Michaux Manor and formerly of 611 Fairview Avenue, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born April 10, 1927, in Rochester, Pa., he was the son of the late Grace Harrell Stum.

He was a 1945 graduate of Waynesboro High School and attended evening classes at Hagerstown Junior College.

He was employed with Landis Tool Company, Waynesboro, Fairchild Aircraft Company, Hagerstown and retired in 1994 from Frick Company, Waynesboro, as a purchasing agent.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, where he was a past member of the choir and church vestry.

He was a member of Waynesboro Fish and Game Association, Greencastle Sportsmen Association and Archery Club, Wayne Band, Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15 where he was a past board chairman, and National A.A.R.P.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Crystal L. Miller Stum; three daughters, Tricia K. Stum of Waynesboro, Diane Stum Fekete of Canton, Mich., and Pamela Sanders of Greencastle; one son, Fred Stum of Boulder, Colo.; one sister, Patricia Stum of Littleton, Colo.; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad Street, Waynesboro. The Rev. Stephen D. Harris will officiate.

The family will receive friends this evening from 6 to 8 at the funeral home. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Total Life Center, c/o Waynesboro Hospital, 501 East Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Melvin W. Bittinger

HANCOCK - Melvin William Bittinger, 62, of Baptist Road, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at his home.

Born Dec. 13, 1936, in Lonaconing, Md., he was the son of Raymond W. Bittinger and the late Stella Marie Cutter Bittinger.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Marie Ash Bittinger, who died in 1985.

He was retired from Western Maryland Regional Laboratory, Hancock, in 1986 as assistant regional materials engineer.

He was a member of Hancock Church of God, Hancock.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1483, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

In addition to his father, he is survived by one daughter, Donna L. Powell of Berkeley Springs; one son, Melvin E. Bittinger of Deal Island, Md.; three brothers, Raymond W. Bittinger, Jr., of Cumberland, Md., John C. Bittinger and Paul D. Bittinger, both of Hancock; and a number of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and one aunt.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. Burial will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale, Md.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

A. Gertrude Norris

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A. Gertrude Norris, 85, a resident of Falling Spring Nursing Home, and formerly of 5432 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 3, 1913, in Hampton, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Robert Joseph and Katie Jane Hawkins McKnight.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Dempsy Norris, who died in 1984.

She was a 1931 graduate of Little Rock High School.

She had worked for over 30 years at Pine Crest State School of the Mentally Retarded in Alexandria, La., retiring in 1975.

She was a member of Greencastle Baptist Church, Greencastle.

She is survived by one daughter, Jayne H. Clopper of Greencastle; one sister, Myrtle Jackson of Little Rock, Ark.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Estella McKnight, Geneva White, Maimie Wood and Nannie Calloway; and one brother, Benjamin F. McKnight.

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