August 05, 1999

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Thursday, August 5, 1999 Edition

Patricia A. Cubbage

HANCOCK - Patricia Ann Cubbage, 65, of Fulton Street, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born Nov. 16, 1933, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Frank A. and Bertha Patton Clay.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Hancock.

She is survived by her husband, John W. Cubbage, whom she married July 31, 1954; three daughters, Krista Mullinix, Mary Clow and Delores Fox, all of Hancock; three sons, David Cubbage, Robert Cubbage and Randy Cubbage, all of Hancock; one brother, Robert J. Clay of Berkeley Springs; one half brother, Ronald L. Clay of Miami, Fla.; six grandchildren; two nieces and three nephews.


She was preceded in death by a half-brother, William Hann.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, East High Street, Hancock. The Rev. George W. Glick will be celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Cemetery, Exline Road, Hancock.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock, where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. The funeral home will be open from 2 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Washington County Unit, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Edith V. Cooper

Edith V. Cooper, 75, formerly of 54 N. Cannon Ave., died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 10, 1923, in Charles Town, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Rachael C. Chapman Mansfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard W. Cooper, in 1983.

She had worked at Fairchild Aircraft.

She was a member of Wilson's Chapel in Clear Spring.

She is survived by one son, Randy E. Cooper of Hagerstown.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St. The Rev. Delavene Cunningham will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Lovettsville, Va.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Luther C. Hart Sr.

BALTIMORE - Luther Calvin Hart Sr., 69, of 309 52nd St., died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999, at the University of Maryland Hospital.

He was born Nov. 16, 1929, in Pecktonville, Pa.

He was a truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Dora A. Weaver Hart; two daughters, Barbara Prescimone and Lea Vergara; three sons, Joseph B. Hart, Luther Calvin Hart Jr. and Ronald K. Hart; four sisters, Dorothy Hart, Frances Hart, Glendora Hart and Isabelle Hart; four brothers, Franklin Hart, Harry Hart, Joseph Hart and Leon Hart; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, 7922 Wise Ave., Baltimore. The Rev. William G. Wallace will officiate. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Gardens, 10201 Bird River Road, Middle River, Md.

Visitation will be today and Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Jennifer J. Odom

EL PASO, Texas - Capt. Jennifer Jill Shafer Odom, 29, of 371 Flemish Circle, and formerly of Knoxville, Md., died Friday, July 23, 1999, in a plane crash in Columbia, South America, while on a drug intelligence mission.

Born Feb. 10, 1970, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of John A. Jr. and Janie Webber Shafer of Knoxville.

She was a 1988 graduate of Brunswick High School, where she was valedictorian.

She was appointed to the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1992 in the top 25 percent of her class.

She graduated from flight school at Fort Rucker, Ala., in 1993. Her first duty assignment was at Headquarters European Command in Stuttgart, Germany, where she flew more than 100 missions in 40 countries. She flew relief missions in Bosnia-Hertzegovina. In 1995, she took a six-month training course in fixed-wing aviation. In 1997, she took military intelligence officer training at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. She received aircraft transition training in the RC-7 aircraft in Toronto, Canada; then was reassigned to Panama in counter-drug intelligence and flew missions to Central and South America. She was participating in that mission at the time of her death.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Brunswick, Md.

She was a member and vice president of the National Honor Society; a member of the It's Academic Team; a Distinguished American High School Student; Who's Who, Maryland Distinguished Scholar Finalist; a member of the varsity basketball team; was a Scholar Athlete; and a member of the Drama Club.

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