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Obituaries

January 18, 1999

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Carl A. Horchner

FAIRPLAY - Carl Andrew Horchner, 61, formerly of 17922 Lappans Road, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born June 3, 1937, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Carl William and Frances Elizabeth Rowe Horchner.

He retired from Mack Trucks.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Brechbill Horchner; one daughter, Cheryl Horchner of Washington, D.C.; one son, Paul Horchner of Hagerstown; four brothers, Larry Horchner of St. James, Md., Charles Horchner of Williamsport, Raymond Horchner of Hagerstown, and Francis Horchner of Halfway.

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Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Albert L. Leaf Memorial Chapel of Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Brian H. Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Church of the Brethren, 177718 Lappans Road, St. James, MD 21781.

Jack H. Littleton

WINCHESTER, Va. - Jack Harrison Littleton, 81, of Winchester, and formerly of Charles Town, W.Va., died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester.

Born Sept. 11, 1917, in Clarke County, Va., he was the son of the late John Thomas and Daisy Catherine Longerbeam Littleton.

He had been employed as a farm worker.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by one sister, Gloria Sine of Leetown, Va.; two brothers, Joseph Littleton and Frank Littleton, both of Ranson, W.Va.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Geneva Clark, Vernie Henry, Anna Hutson and Kate Littleton; and three brothers, Theodore Littleton, Thomas Littleton, and Shirley Littleton.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town. The Rev. Marcus Earp will officiate.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Ruth V. Bryant

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Ruth Virginia Bryant, 84, of Kearneysville, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at Integrated Health Services of W.Va., Charles Town, W.Va.

Born Oct. 9, 1914, in Berryville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Margaret Simons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kyle Lawrence Bryant.

She was employed by Perfection Garment Factory and Loring Lynn Garment Factory as a seamstress.

She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was a Boy Scout den mother and Girl Scout leader.

She is survived by five daughters, Corniela Gentry of Martinsburg, W.Va., Jeanny Cross and Kay Pifer, both of Kearneysville, Judy Slusher of Wyers Cave, Va., and Ruth Ann Manning of Baker, Fla.; two sons, Norman Woodward of Kearneysville, and John Woodward of Martinsburg; one sister, Joan Slusher of Charles Town, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Floyd Simons.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, W.Va. The Rev. Earl Wilbourne will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Shirley A. DeHaven

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Shirley Ann DeHaven, 62, of Falling Waters, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 28, 1936, in Princeton, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy Cowan Gillenwater.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. DeHaven.

She is survived by one son, William F. Wilson of Centreville, Va.; one stepson, Paul Douglas DeHaven of Arlington, Va.; two sisters, Frances O'Neal of Forestville, Md., and Margaret Brannon of Kearneysville, W.Va.; one granddaughter; one niece and three nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, R. Steven DeHaven.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. John R. Yost will officiate. Burial will be in Central Chapel Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Estella T. Prade

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Estella T. Jackson Prade, 70, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at her home.

Born Nov. 3, 1928, in Marshall, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Roosevelt and Matilda Reed Tanner.

She retired from the University of Southern California as an administrator.

She was a member of Serenity Seventh-day Adventist Church, Martinsburg, and was Pathfinder director.

She volunteered with community/outreach projects.

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