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Obituaries

February 24, 1999

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Nevin L. Murray

SHADY GROVE, Pa. - Nevin L. Murray, 79, of 2027 Buchanan Trial East, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at his home.

Born Jan. 28, 1920, in Antrim Township, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Nellie Haugh Murray.

He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, after 30 years.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Asian, Pacific and Aleutian Islands Campaigns.

He was a member of Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, was an usher and taught a preschool Sunday school class.

He was a member of Mercersburg Sportsman Association.

He is survived by his wife, Louella M. Carey Murray, whom he married Nov. 7, 1948; six daughters, Nancy Bumbaugh of Mont Alto, Pa., Lana Jones and Pam Stockslager, both of Greencastle, Debra Everts of Hagerstown, Pat Mendez of Fort Loudon, Pa., and Nina Horst of Chambersburg; a son, Dale Murray of St. Thomas, Pa.; five sisters, D. Jean Musselman and Shirley Frain, both of Greencastle, Betty Long and Doris Lesher, both of Chambersburg, and Nellie Bingaman of State Line, Pa.; two brothers, Omar Murray of Chadwick, Ill., and Wayne Murray of Chambersburg; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by four brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. Pastor Prudence Yelinek will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Velma I. Bishop

FORT THOMAS, Ky. - Velma Irene Bishop, 84, of Highland Nursing Home, and a former resident of Hancock, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born April 11, 1914, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Elmer T. and Flossie Henry Rankin

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L. Bishop.

She was formerly employed as a seamstress with Jacobs Brothers of Hancock.

She was a member of Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, Hancock.

She is survived by a daughter, Flossie Shives of Florence, Ky.; four grandchildren, Nancy Bender, David Bender, Karen Robyn and Michael Bishop; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Rodney R. Bishop.

Services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Phillip Unger will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701; or Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 327, Hancock, MD 21750.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.

Jeffrey W. Stahley

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Jeffrey Wayne Stahley, 30, of 157 Maple Ave., died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Dec. 22, 1968, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of A. Maxine Snowberger Stahley of Waynesboro and Wayne Theodore Stahley of Hagerstown.

He was a 1987 graduate of Waynesboro Area High School. He graduated from Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W.Va., in 1991 with a bachelor of science degree in Park Administration. In 1992, he graduated from the Police Academy at Harrisburg (Pa.) Area Community College.

He was employed as a police officer with Municipal Borough of Greencastle since August 1992.

He was a member of Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro.

He was a social member of Harry D. Ziegler VFW Post 6319; and a member of Rescue Hose Fire Company, both of Greencastle; Franklin County Drug Task Force; and Fraternal Order of Police.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Julie M. McBride Stahley, whom he married Oct. 8, 1994; a daughter, Morgan Elizabeth Stahley at home; a sister, Suzi J. Delarnoux of Waynesboro; a brother, Matthew James Stahley of Waynesboro; aunts; uncles and cousins.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, 801 Park St., Waynesboro. Pastor Michael V. Newman will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Miller-Grove Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Louis L. Burcker

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Louis Lee Burcker, 77, of Kearneysville, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1919, at his home.

Born March 22, 1921, in Luray, Va., he was the son of the late Luther W. and Finder Jenkins Burcker.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a retired agriculture worker with the State Experimental Farm, in Kearneysville.

He is survived by two brothers, Walter B. Burcker of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., and Joseph Lee Burcker of Falling Waters, W.Va.; and a half sister, Darlene Thomas of Kearneysville.

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