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Obituaries

March 03, 1999

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George M. Harbourt

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - George Marion Harbourt, 75, of Keys Ferry Acres, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at College View Center in Frederick, Md.

Born Aug. 20, 1923, in St. Michaels, Md., he was the son of the late Samuel Frederick and Sarah Elizabeth Tarr Harbourt.

He retired as a plumbing engineer.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he received the World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and others.

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He is survived by his wife, Dorothea Martha Petersen Harbourt, whom he married in 1946; two sons, Carl Frederick Harbourt of Sterling, Va., and Paul Keith Harbourt of North Potomac, Md.; two grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frederick S. Harbourt and Harry W. Harbourt.

Memorial services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, 310 Fairfax Blvd., Charles Town, W.Va. The Rev. Mark McClanahan will officiate. Burial will be in Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Charles R. Carter

BALTIMORE - Charles Richard Carter, 70, of 5517 North Medwick Garth, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at the home of his mother in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Dec. 20, 1928, in Ellicott City, Md., he was the son of Ruth Hutton Carter of Chambersburg and the late Robert Carter.

He graduated from Ellicott City High School.

He was a retired surveyor for the state of Maryland.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of Brantley Baptist in Baltimore. He attended Open Door Church while in Chambersburg.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Alma McCullough of Falling Waters, W.Va.; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Cemetery, Ellicott City.

There will be no public viewing.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Clarence J. Breen

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Clarence James "Jim" Breen, 81, of Tuscawilla Hills, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Oct. 23, 1917, in Chicago, he was the son of the late John Bartholomew and Clara Jensine Christiansen Breen.

He received an accounting degree from Creigton University, Omaha, Neb. He later received CPA certification.

From 1952 to 1979, he and his wife owned and operated Breen's Flowers in Houston.

A bomber pilot with the U.S. Army Air Force, he was stationed in Europe during World War II.

He was a member of Charles Town Baptist Church in Charles Town and Young of Heart Sunday School Class. He was a former member of West University Baptist Church in Houston; and a former member of First Baptist Church, Brownwood, Texas.

He was an active Lions Club Worker in Houston, for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Terrell B. Bradshaw Breen; two daughters, Candace Breen Markle of Columbia, Md., and Lenore Adele Breen of Morgantown, W.Va.; and two grandchildren, Gregory Scott Markle and Stacy Elizabeth Markle.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. Dr. Wyman Hall 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.

Memorial donations may be made to Charles Town Baptist Church, 203 E. Congress St., Charles Town, WV 25414; or Jefferson Memorial Hospital, 300 S. Preston St., Ranson, WV 25438.

Shelby J. Burkholder

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Shelby Jane Burkholder, 56, of 3426 Interchange Drive, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born March 9, 1942, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of Roy Z. and Mildred G. Rebok Butts of Shippensburg, Pa.

She was a 1960 graduate of Shippensburg High School. She was a graduate of Chambersburg Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a member of King Street United Brethren Church, Chambersburg, Good Samaritan Sunday School Class, the church choir and Women's Missionary Fellowship.

She was active in Bible Release Program of CBM Ministries at the King Street Elementary School in Chambersburg; and in Autumn Actions and Joy Coral, both at CBM Ministries.

She was on the board of directors of the LPN School of Nursing Alumni in Chambersburg.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, David E. Burkholder, whom she married Feb. 15, 1969; a daughter, Tiffany A. Burkholder of Wexford, Pa.; and a son, Eric S. Burkholder of Chambersburg.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at King Street United Brethren Church, 172 E. King St., Chambersburg. The Revs. Patrick B. Jones and Lester F. Stine will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

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