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January 27, 1999

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Geneva K. Ware

BELINGTON, W.Va. - Geneva K. Ware, 86, of 708 Crim Ave., died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at her home.

Born Jan. 15, 1913, in Junior, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Rosa Corley Everson.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Newton Kirk, in 1946; and by her second husband, Ray E. Ware, in 1969.

She attended schools of Barbour County, W.Va.

She was a homemaker; she also was co-owner and operator of Ware Lumber in Belington for more than 20 years.

She was a member of Belington Church of Christ.

She was formerly a member of the board of directors of Bel-Bar Inc. and Masketeers Inc. of Belington; and was a founding member, board of directors of Barbour County Good Samaritan Center.

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She is survived by a daughter, Carol Lee Molnar of Hagerstown; two stepdaughters, Gail Sinsel of Junior, whom she raised, and Betty Alban of Deland, Fla.; three stepsons, Bradford Ware Sr. of Redford, Va., Odbert Ware of Belington and Marvin Ware of Windwood, Fla.; a sister, Carrie Ross of Belington; two brothers, Fredrick Everson Jr. of Montrose, W.Va., and Raymond Everson of Belington; three grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 12 stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Genevieve Bonner and an infant; two brothers, Roland Everson and Willard Everson; and three stepgrandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Belington Church of Christ. Evangelists Dallas Lockheart and Jeremy Young will officiate. Burial will follow in Fraternal Cemetery near Belington.

Friends will be received today from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 11 a.m. at Talbott Funeral Home, 210 Brandenburg St., Belington. Friends may call Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Geneva E. Flohr

Geneva E. Flohr, 81, of 14316 Barkdoll Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 22, 1917, in Emmitsburg, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harry R. and Alice B. Eyler Harbaugh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard T. Flohr, in 1968.

She was a 1960 graduate of Chambersburg School of Nursing, Chambersburg, Pa.

She was employed at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital as a licensed practical nurse. She then worked as a private duty nurse.

She was a member of Ringgold Church of Christ.

She is survived by one daughter with whom she lived, Nina J. Staley, of Ringgold; one son, Richard E. Flohr of Falling Waters, W.Va.; three sisters, Mary Ann Warren of Greenstone, Pa., and Betty Patterson and Jean Mowbray, both of Hagerstown; one brother, Carroll Harbaugh of Walkersville, Md.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Constance Flohr; two sisters, Viola Hardman and Dorothy Dickey; three brothers, Lawrence Harbaugh, Wilmer Harbaugh and Francis Harbaugh; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God Church, 116 Snider Ave., Waynesboro. The Rev. Walter A. Stuart and the Rev. Bryan Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Garden, Gettysburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

Reno J. Amerine

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Elder Reno "Fred" J. Amerine, 73, of 441 Hollywell Ave., died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Born May 11, 1925, in Cheyenne, Wyo., he was the son of the late Frederick D. and Paralee L. Wright Amerine.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Delores L. Nalley Amerine, in 1987.

He was a 1930 graduate of Austin High School, Knoxville, Tenn. He received a bachelor of arts degree in engineering from Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va.; and an associate degree in chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; he was captured in the Philippines and was a prisoner of war for seven months.

He received a theological degree from Charles Harrison Mason Bible College, Washington, D.C. in 1965.

He helped to organize the first Fairfax Community Action Program in Falls Church, Va., gaining equal housing rights in Fairfax County.

He and his first wife, Delores, gained ground for and built a building for a new church in Martinsburg, W.Va.

He was the first minority male to broadcast on the radio in Chambersburg, hosting "Freddie Reno's Spiritual Hour" on WCBG radio for 16 years.

He was the first male minority to drive a truck for T. M. Zimmerman Trucking Co., and the first male minority to complete training at Letterkenny Army Depot, both of Chambersburg. He was the first male minority to work as a prison guard at Franklin County Prison, which he had helped to build.

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