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Obituaries

August 09, 1999

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Frances L. Ahalt

Frances Louise Ahalt, 67, of 520 N. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 1999, in Florida.

Born Oct. 7, 1931, in Libertytown, Md., she was the daughter of the late George T. and Mary C. Duvall Shaffer.

She is survived by her husband, Harry Stup Ahalt Sr.; five daughters, Shirley Oliver of Smithsburg, Mary Smith of Glen Bernie, Md., Sheila Kolb and Ann Shrader, both of Damascus, Md., and Melinda Wickes of Maine; six sons, Harry S. Ahalt Jr., of Vera, Fla., Charles Ahalt of Libertytown, Tommy Ahalt of Hampstead, Md., Bobby Ahalt of Marion Station, Md., Joe Ahalt and Thomas Ahalt Jr., both of Hagerstown; one sister, Polly Rush of Silver Spring, Md.; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Rohrback.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Chris R. Swope will officiate. Burial will be on Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

James C. Jones

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - James C. Jones, 85, of 650 Stouffer Ave., died Friday, Aug. 6, 1999, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June 17, 1914, in Centre County, Pa, he was the son of the late James A. and Ida Gummo Jones.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Gelsinger Jones, who died in 1991.

He retired in 1979 from Sellers TV and Appliance Store, Chambersburg, where he had worked for many years. Early in his life he had worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps on the establishment of the Stillhouse Hollow Camp. He later worked with South Penn Power Co. in Chambersburg and Waynesboro as a lineman for 15 years. He then worked for Sears and Montgomery Ward, both in Chambersburg, as an appliance salesman.

He was a member of Open Door Church, Chambersburg.

He is survived by two daughters, Rose Lyne Fitzgerald of Waynesboro and Carol J. Craft of Huntsville, Ala.; one son, James H. Jones of Fayetteville, Pa.; two sisters, Eunice Stoner of Orlanda, Fla., and Helen Mills of Huntingdon, Pa.; one brother, G. Leroy Jones of Chambersburg; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Arthur Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends today from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

James W. Eger, Sr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - James W. Eger Sr., 77, a resident of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Nursing Home, Martinsburg, and formerly of 1099 Westgate Drive, Chambersburg, Pa., and a resident of St. Thomas, Pa., for 40 years, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born March 27, 1922, in Grapeville, Pa., he was the son of the late James D. and Margaret M. Fulmer Eger.

He attended Sacred Heart School in Jeannette, Pa.

He retired in 1984 from JC Penney, Chambersburg. Prior to that he had been employed by former Chambersburg Implement Co., Chambersburg, for many years.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of General James Chambers Lodge 801 F&AM, Chambersburg, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Harrisburg, Pa., A.A.R.P. and was a life member of Charles W. McCleary Post 78, Disabled American Veterans, Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy A. Shank Eger, whom he married in 1943; one daughter, Judith Ann Eger of Chambersburg; two grandchildren, James A. Eger and Heather L. Myers, both of Chambersburg, and one great-granddaughter, Brittany Myers of Chambersburg.

He was preceded in death by one son, James W. Eger Jr., and an infant grandson, Terry M. Eger.

Private graveside services will be held. The Rev. John R. Springer will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Masonic services will be conducted by members of General James Chambers Lodge 801, Chambersburg.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Inc., Chambersburg.

Russell W. Rhodes

WILLIAMSPORT - Russell Woodrow Rhodes, 70, of 17108 Virginia Ave., died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born July 8, 1929, in Funkstown, he was the son of the late Cecil Brewer and Katherine Louise Shipley Rhodes.

He retired in 1991 from Allen Shank Construction Co. as a carpenter. Prior to that he was employed by Baltimore Contractors and C. Glenn Fox Construction Co., Williamsport.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Conococheague Tribe 84 IORed Men and Potomac Post 202 American Legion.

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