March 08, 1999

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Tuesday, March 9, 1999 Edition

Raymond E. Foltz

Raymond Edward Foltz, 81, of 501 Claire St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 7, 1999 at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 10, 1917, in Shenandoah, Va., he was the son of the late Ernest Newton and Mary Belle May Foltz.

He was retired from Chessie System Railroad in 1979. He previously was employed by Western Maryland Railroad and Koppers Co., both of Hagerstown.


A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in World War II in the European Theater.

He was of the Brethren faith.

He was a member of AMVETS Post 10, Hagerstown, and W.D. Byron Post 1936 VFW, Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Nora Lee Hensley Foltz; three daughters, Kathleen V. Gardiner of Hedgesville, W.Va., V. Kay Endorlo and Carolyn J. Knode, both of Hagerstown; three sons, Ernest W. Foltz of Falling Waters, W.Va., Ray F. Foltz of Halfway, and Paul E. Foltz of Maugansville; three sisters, Edith E. Thomas of Kearneysville, W.Va., Nellie F. Blankmore of Stanley, Va., and Eula May Wing of Arlington, Va.; two brothers, Harold D. Foltz of Buchanan, Va., and Ernest E. Foltz of Alexandria, Va.; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelin V. Minnich and Hilda M. Ingram; and two brothers, Floyd A. Foltz, and Ralph L. Foltz.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Paul E. Hawbaker will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Ellis A. Jones

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Ellis A. Jones, 77, of Cape Coral, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999.

Born Oct. 29, 1921, in Graves County, Ky., he was the son of the late Clarence Pride and Lillian Jones.

He was employed by several major automotive corporations, retiring from Campbell, Wyantt, and Cannon Foundry of Muskeegan, Mich.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served as a Chief Petty Officer on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise during World War II.

He was active in Churches in Christ, serving in positions of responsibility in churches in Michigan, Maryland, Kentucky and Florida.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Belvaree McManus Jones of Cape Coral; three sons, Ronald E. Jones of Fort Myers, Fla., Steven D. Jones of Hazel Green, Ala., and Tommy M. Jones of Exton, Pa.; two sisters, Rachel Hammonds of Lovelaceville, Ky., and Martha Brindley of Mayfield, Ky.; four brothers, Wyley E. Jones, and John W. Jones, both of Roseville, Mich., Jack R. Jones of Lowes, Ky., and Robert T. Jones of Folsomdale, Ky.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 20, at 10 a.m. at Cape Coral Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hope Hospice organization in their area.

Weltie W. Wiles

Weltie Wesley Wiles, 83, formerly of 224 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, died Monday, March 8, 1999, at Colton Villa Nursing Center, Hagerstown.

Born April 2, 1915, in Frederick County, Md., he was the son of the late Raymond W. Wiles and Rosa E. Michael Wiles Tracy.

He was retired from the City of Hagerstown.

He is survived by one sister, Jennie Mae Kyler of Williamsport; one niece, Saundra Neff of Fairplay; and one nephew, Morris Stouffer of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Carrie Strock.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Myersville, Md. The Rev. David Howell will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colton Villa Resident Activity Fund, 750 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Hazel E. Bernard

OAKLAND, Md. - Hazel E. Bernard, 88, of Swanton, Md., died Monday, March 8, 1999, at Ortiz Personal Care Home in Oakland, Md.

Born June 10, 1910, in Bond, Md., she was the daughter of the late Josephus and Ada Bowers Howell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lambert R. Bernard, in 1995.

She was a member of Lakeside Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Maxine B. Steiding, of Lothian, Md., Eileen B. Kerslake of Hagerstown, and Rita Ann Kugler of Waynesboro, Pa.; five sons, Roland C. Bernard of Canton, Ohio, Paul E. Bernard of Hagerstown, Thomas E. Bernard of Oakland, Richard L. Bernard and Harland B. Bernard, both of Swanton; one sister, Leona F. Rice of Cumberland, Md.; two brothers, J. Elmer Howell of Cumberland and George A. Howell of Baltimore; 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Lakeside Assembly of God Church. The Revs. Hartley Wigfield Jr., Ervin G. Steiding and Robert Culler will officiate. Burial will be in Lohr Cemetery.

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