August 09, 1999

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Sunday, August 8, 1999 Edition

Edna M. Clingan

Edna M. Brown Clingan, 94, of 1505 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, at her home.

Born Sept. 28, 1904, in Zullinger, Pa., she was the daughter of the late J. F. and Viola Barnhart Brown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd M. Clingan, in 1991. They were married Sept. 4, 1973.

She first worked at Interwoven Stocking Factory in Chambersburg, Pa. and later in Greencastle. Then, in 1936 she became a beautician and had her own beauty shop for 35 years. She also worked at the Family Restaurant of Greencastle after her career as a beautician.

She was a member of Hagerstown Bible Church.

She was a member of AARP.


She is survived by two stepdaughters, Beatrice Toms and Gladys Highness, both of Frederick, Md.; a stepson, Alan N. Clingan of Greencastle; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters; and a brother.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Miller-Grove Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle. The Rev. Gerald D. Carbaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, Inc., 101 East Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Max W. Shearer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Max W. "Abe" Shearer, 79, of 7274 Slabtown Road, Waynesboro, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, at Quincy United Methodist Home.

Born Nov. 30, 1919, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late William H. and Lena Hoffman Shearer.

In his early life, he worked as a farmer in the Mont Alto, Pa. area. He later worked for 25 years in the foundry at Frick Company, Waynesboro.

He was a long time member of Waynesboro Fish and Game Association.

He loved hunting, fishing and gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene L. Kauffman Shearer, whom he married March 25, 1944; a daughter, Norma J. Umbrell of Shippensburg, Pa.; a son, Max O. Shearer of Waynesboro; a sister, Lena Jones of Chambersburg, Pa.; a brother, Arthur Shearer of Mont Alto; two grandsons; nieces; nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Clark Shearer, in 1985.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor George S. Mouer will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy, Pa.

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

Howard R. Goodson

CHOCTAW, Okla. - Howard Raymond Goodson, 69, of Choctaw, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 1999, at South West Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Born Jan. 29, 1930, in Baltimore County, Md., he was the son of the late Burgin and Evelyn Mae Lloyd Goodson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara "Bonnie" Goodson.

He retired as an air traffic controller and had been employed by the University of Oklahoma for six years.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by a daughter, Paula Lynn Cook of Edgewood, Md.; a son, Michael Lee Goodson of Frederick, Md.; five stepdaughters, Robin Hurmence of Fayetteville, N.C., Michelle Alice Weaver, Carla Lynne Weaver and Rebecca A. Cullins, all of Moore, Oklahoma and Barbara Batista of Union City, Calif.; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and his companion, Shirley J. Cullins.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann Whipp; a sister, H. Lloyd Sharp; and two brothers, Kenneth Burgin Goodson and Nelson Albin Goodson.

Service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


Verna M. Lonsway

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Verna May Lonsway, 97, of Savannah, and formerly of Kenton, Ohio, Baltimore, Williamsport and Hagerstown, died Friday, Aug. 6, 1999, at Memorial Health University Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, William Lonsway.

She was a graduate of Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio. She received her masters degree and completed her doctoral studies at the University of Maryland.

She was a retired teacher and counselor with Baltimore City schools.

She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star; Maryland Retired Teacher's Association; Retired Teacher's Association in Hagerstown; and a member of Women's Cub in Catonsville, Md. and Hagerstown.

She is survived by two daughters, Louise L. Wilson of Savannah and Ann L. Merson of Alexandria, Va.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel, Savannah.

Gary L. Glass

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