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April 21, 1999

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Marion L. Becker

Marion Lucille Becker, 83, of Ringgold Pike, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 26, 1916, in Turtle Creek, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George W. and Edith V. Miller Burkhart.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Leitersburg.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Eugene Becker; two sons, David E. Becker of Hagerstown and Gayle E. Becker of Mercersburg, Pa.; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Parks and an infant sister.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Leitersburg. The Rev. Richard Hembrock will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Clarence E. Michehl

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Clarence Edward Michehl, 81, of Charles Town, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 11, 1917, in Wesleyville, Pa., he was the son of the late Fredrick Nelson and Ruth Michehl.

He owned and operated an aircraft salvage company for more than 45 years.

He was a 33-year veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, U.S. Air Force, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a Royal Air Force exchange pilot during World War II and escorted the 92nd Bomber Group to England. He was the recipient of the British Distinguished Flying Cross for the Battle of Britain.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lee Michehl; one daughter, Lee Michehl of Frederick, Md.; and two grandchildren.

A graveside service with military honors will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in Arlington National Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Bessie V. McCoy

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Bessie Velma McCoy, 88, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Valley View Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs.

Born Aug. 5, 1910, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas C. and Nannie Jane Hovermale Michael.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Pierpont McCoy, in 1984.

She attended Mount Wesley School in Berkeley Springs.

She worked in local canneries, was a wallpaper hanger and as a housekeeper. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church and taught the Beginners' Sunday School class.

She is survived by one daughter, Janice VanGosen-Sykes of Berkeley Springs; two granddaughters, Lorraine VanGosen and Sarita Bowers, both of Berkeley Springs; one great-granddaughter; two stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Cecelia Hovermale, Deloris Weber, Viola Hovermale and Elsie Unger; and one brother, Marshall Michael.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Revs. Hennis H. Fox and Mary Gebe Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open from 10 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Pleasant Cemetery Fund, in care of Charles R. Michael, 354 Henry Michael Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Bessie M. Myers

FINKSBURG, Md. - Bessie Merdola Myers, 84, of 1459 Wesley Road, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Westminster (Md.) Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born Sept. 8, 1914, in Marlowe, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John and Margie E. Hose Cook Myers.

She was a housewife.

She was a Protestant.

She is survived by three sisters, Blanche Jenkins of Hagerstown, Virginia High of Marlowe and Lucretia Fonte of Finksburg.

She was preceded in death by one son, Tommy Graham; two sisters, Margie Hammond and Viola Dovi; and four brothers, John Myers, Jacob Myers, Ernest Myers and Harry Cook Jr.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Tony McCusker will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open after 9 a.m.

Eugene B. Grossnickle

Eugene B. Grossnickle, 78, of Hagerstown, who died Monday, April 19, 1999, was born May 25, 1920.

Rhoda E. Iseminger

WILLIAMSPORT - Rhoda Elizabeth Iseminger, 89, a resident of Homewood Retirement Center, 16505 Virginia Ave., died Monday, April 19, 1999, at the center.

William F. Hopkins

William F. Hopkins, 81, of 1258 Frederick St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999.

Born July 8, 1917, he was the son of the late J.M. and Florence Keyser Hopkins.

He retired from Western Maryland Railway in 1976.

He was a member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren.

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