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Obituaries

July 28, 1999

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Wednesday, July 28, 1999 Edition




Alice O. Swope

Alice Olive Swope, 69, of 20236 Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown, and formerly of San Mar, Md., died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 6, 1930, in Frederick County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Albert M. and Olive C. Kline Palmer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lee Swope, in 1980.

She was formerly employed as a nurses' aide at Fahrney-Keedy Home in Boonsboro.

She was a member of Hagerstown Evangelistic Temple.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by five sons, Donald G. Swope of Beaver Creek, Roger L. Swope of Westminster, Md., David E. Swope of Hagerstown, Gary T. Swope of Mesa, Ariz., and Samuel A. Swope of Dunnellon, Fla.; a sister, Evelyn L. Lewis of Boonsboro; two brothers, Glenn A. Palmer and Melvin E. Palmer, both of Myersville, Md.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil G. Palmer.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Thomas Stottlemyer will officiate. Burial will be in Beaver Creek Cemetery.

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

Ethel B. Needy

BOONSBORO - Ethel Blanche Renner Needy, 89, of 21305 Mount Lena Road, died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at her home.

Born March 30, 1910, in Mount Lean, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Anna Louise Kephart Renner.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Merle Forrest, in 1934; and her second husband, John Henry Needy, in 1988.

She was the owner and operator of The Spot Restaurant in Mount Lena for 50 years.

She is survived by two sons, Robert M. Forrest of Falling Waters, W.Va., and William E. Forrest of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd Renner and Leroy Renner.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Charles R. Holder will officiate. Burial will be in Middletown Lutheran Cemetery.

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

Russell L. Hazel Jr.

STATE LINE, Pa. - Russell L. Hazel Jr., 69, of 1009 East Ave., died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at his home.

Born Feb. 10, 1930, in Greensburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Russell L. Hazel Sr. and Adelaide Beckner Hazel.

He was a 1950 graduate of Greensburg High School.

He retired in 1992 from Mack Trucks in Hagerstown after 30 years of service.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in State Line.

He was a member of Greencastle (Pa.) Sportsman Association; Morris Frock American Legion in Hagerstown; State Line Ruritan Club; Golden Bulldogs; and UAW Local No. 171, both of Hagerstown. He was a social member of Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post No. 6319 in Greencastle.

He enjoyed playing golf.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ethel Kay Ross Hazel; two daughters, Elaine K. Sherrill of Greencastle and Susan Lynn Heller of Waynesboro; a son, Kenneth Ted Hazel of Greencastle; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Alex Hazel.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Paula Ouderkirk will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or Trinity United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 266, State Line, PA 17263.

Arthur D. Bowers

MOORESTOWN, N.J. - Arthur Donald Bowers, 89, of Moorestown, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at Rancocas Hospital in Willingboro, N.J.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ardelle Hookins Bowers.

He was a 1927 graduate of Hagerstown High School. He received a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Maryland in 1935.

He worked for Campbell Soup Co. in Camden, N.J., for 40 years, retiring in 1975 as technical administrator.

He was a member of Institute of Food Technologists; and American Association for the Advancement of Science.

He was a member of Moorestown Field Club; and Save the Environment of Moorestown.

He was a past president of Moorestown Kiwanis Club.

He is survived by two daughters, Miriam L. Bowers and Julia A. Schnug; two sons, Carlton Bowers and Paul S. Bowers; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Rhoda Bowers; and a brother, Paul Bowers.

Memorial services were held Friday, July 9, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Moorestown.

Memorial donations may be made to Book of Remembrance, Trinity Episcopal Church, 207 W. Main St., Moorestown, NJ 08057.

Geraldine A. Wallace

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