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Obituaries

March 26, 1999

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Saturday, March 27, 1999 Edition




Roy W. Brown

Roy Welden Brown, 74, of 321 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at his home.

Born June 2, 1924, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Roy B. Brown and Clara L. Hawk.

He retired from Allegheny Pepsi Co. in 1986 after 30 years of service. He was employed by Weis Markets at the time of his death.

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He was a member of Maranatha Brethren Church.

He is survived by three daughters, Teresa A. Wilhide, Debra K. Carty and Cindy L. Brown, all of Hagerstown; a brother, Delmar V. Brown of Hagerstown; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jack T. Brown; and two brothers, Kenneth and Paul Brown.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Jay M. Fretz will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be Monday one hour before the services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Haywood M. Smith

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Haywood Milton Smith, 78, of Washington Village Apartments, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Nov. 5, 1920, in Clarendon, Va., he was the son of the late Frederick Raymond and Addie Moore Bowers Smith.

He retired as an owner and trainer of thoroughbred racehorses at Charles Town Races, Charles Town.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Badge, World War II Victory Ribbon and the Army Occupation Medal (Japan).

He was a Protestant.

He was a member of Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71, Charles Town.

He is survived by a daughter, Cathleen E. Brown of Clinton, Md.; a son, Chad Cary Collins of Ohio; a sister, Laura Elizabeth Nunnery of Bowie, Md.; a brother, William W. Smith of Riverdale, Md.; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Naomi J. Caskey

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Naomi J. Caskey, 83, of Whitings Neck, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Oct. 4, 1915, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Frederick W. and Naomi J. Ramsey Hagen.

She was a graduate of Allegany High School, Cumberland, Md.

She was a Grey Lady during World War II at the U.S. Army Hospital in Martinsburg.

She was a member of United Church of Christ.

She was an accomplished sportswoman, low handicap golfer and bowler in Hagerstown. She was active in Massanutten Military Academy Alumni Association.

She is survived by her husband, Wilson R. Caskey; two daughters, Naomi J. Bennett of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Jennifer Caskey of Indianapolis; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. Dr. Thomas E. Hartshorn will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Massanutten Military Academy Alumni Association, P.O. Box 298, Woodstock, VA 22664.

Mary C. Holmes

Mary Catherine Holmes, 91, of 47 Devonshire Road, Hagerstown, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at her home.

Born Nov. 10, 1907, in Brunswick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Annabelle Marshall Hardy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Holmes, on Aug. 9, 1998.

She was previously employed by Interwoven and by Hagerstown Shoe Co.

She was a member of Hagerstown Bible Church, Adult Bible Class and Women's Missionary Circle.

She is survived by a stepdaughter, Esther Smith of Boonsboro; two stepsons, Ralph Holmes of Hagerstown and Wallace Holmes of Boonsboro; a brother, James W. Hardy of Boonsboro; three stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, George W. Hardy, Henry F. Hardy and Charles E. Hardy.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Hagerstown Bible Church, 203 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dale R. Carver will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Missionary Circle, c/o Hagerstown Bible Church, 203 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

John L. Myers

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - John L. Myers, 84, of 13735 Worleytown Road, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Feb. 17, 1915, in St. Charles, Ill., he was the son of the late John A. and Lillian K. Kreft Myers.

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