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Obituaries

July 10, 1999

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Evelyn V. King

Evelyn Virginia King, 80, of 1100 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore.

Born Sept. 30, 1918, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Russell and Julia Ellen Groff Summers.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard Donald Keplinger in 1945, and by her second husband, Russell Victor King in 1982.

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She was retired from Eyerly's, now Bon Ton, in 1980, after 19 and a half years of service.

She was a member of First Brethren Church since 1934, Women's Missionary Society and Rodger Geaslen Bible Class.

She was a member and past president of West End Senior Citizens, Funkstown Post No. 211 American Legion Auxiliary and AARP. She also was retired from Senior Volunteer Program Commission on Aging.

She is survived by three daughters, Jane Thompson and Peggy Dudley, both of Hagerstown and Jean Price of Harrisonville, Pa.; two sisters, Mildred Louise Poper and Dorothy Jane Burns, both of Hagerstown; a brother, William Ernest Summers of Hagerstown; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Lucille Weaver; and a brother, Clarence Russell Summers.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Bruce Foster will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to First Brethren Church, 110 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or American Heart Association, 322-324 E. Antietam St., Suite 306 B, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Marie C. Morris

DUFFIELDS, W.Va. - Marie Charlotte Morris, 78, of Duffields, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at Shenandoah Health Village Center, Charles Town, W.Va.

Born Nov. 26, 1920, in Rippon, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Russell and Bessie Robinson Adams.

She retired in 1986 after 30 years of employment with Dr. Mildred Williams in Charles Town.

She was a member of Mount Zion AME Church, where she was a member of the choir and the treasurer of the missionary.

She is survived by her husband, Preston E. Morris, whom she married in 1940; a daughter, Violet M. Lowery of Charles Town; a sister, Ethel Williams of Charles Town; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Bessie Young and Elizabeth Williams; three brothers, James Adams, John Adams and Jack Adams; and a grandchild.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mount Zion AME Church in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va. The Rev. Robert Gitney will officiate. Burial will be in Johnsontown Cemetery, Jefferson County, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, 310 Fairfax Blvd., Charles Town.

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Zion AME Church, Route 1, Box 100, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442.

Priscilla S. Simpson-Lewis

IJAMSVILLE, Md. - Priscilla Sue Simpson-Lewis, 55, of Ijamsville, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born Nov. 20, 1943, in Takoma Park, Md., she was the daughter of Jane Simms Simpson of Greenbelt, Md., and the late Nicholas T. Simpson.

She was a retired dental assistant in the Montgomery County area.

She was a member of Dental Assistants Association of America.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Elmo Lewis Jr. of Ijamsville; two daughters, Jennifer Frye and Karen Jane Lewis, both of Ijamsville; two sons, Nicholas Wayne Lewis of Point of Rocks, Md., and Brian Theodore Lewis of Ijamsville; two sisters, Evelyn Scali of Greenbelt and Linda Benton of Hanover, Pa.; a brother, Thomas Simpson of Boston; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Frederick County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 1011 E. Patrick St., Suite B, Frederick, MD 21701.

Arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

M. Louise Saum

M. Louise Saum, 87, formerly of 141 Elm St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at Coffman Nursing Home.

Born July 30, 1911, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Keller N. and Carrie Mort Morin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Leroy Saum, in 1980.

She was a member of First Christian Church.

She was a member of Ladies of the Elks No. 378, Washington County Hospital Auxiliary and Funkstown Post No. 211 American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty Louise Sama of Hagerstown; three sisters, Ruth M. Renner of Hagerstown, Martha Beauchamp of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Jane Waine of Palatka, Fla.; a brother, Norman E. Morin of Hagerstown; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, William P. Morin and Newton Morin.

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