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Obituaries

August 10, 1999

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William R. Smith

HANCOCK - William R. Smith, 49, of Hillside Street, died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born Aug. 5, 1950, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late James E. and Alda Virginia Clingerman Smith.

He was a former employee of W.D. Byron and Sons, Williamsport.

He was a member of Black Oak Mennonite Church, Warfordsburg, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma E. Kesecker Smith of Hancock, whom he married Oct. 24, 1991; a daughter, Tawana Lynn Kesecker of Hancock; a son, Timothy W. Smith of Hancock; a sister, Kathryn Hott of Winchester, Va.; three brothers, Dale E. Smith of Hancock, James E. Smith Jr. of Warfordsburg and Lynn D. Smith of Artemas, Pa.

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He was preceded in death by a sister, Grace L. Sipes.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Black Oak Mennonite Church, Warfordsburg. The Rev. Robert E. Timmons will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock; and Friday at 10 a.m. at the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Grove Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Hancock, MD 21750.

Lawrence B. White

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Lawrence B. White, 49, of 109 Fourth Ave., died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at his home.

Born June 2, 1950, in Ann Arbor, Mich., he was the son of Ozelle S. and Nancy Frank White of Riverdale, Md.

He received his associates degree from St. Leo College in Florida, and did additional studies at Cleveland Institute of Electronics.

He was employed as an electrical technician by Secur-Data in Frederick, Md.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Shirley Sorensen White, whom he married June 10, 1972; three sons, Christopher L. White, Andrew D. White and Eric T. White, all at home; two sisters, Kathleen White of Riverdale, Md., and Alicia Bush of Greenbelt, Md.; a brother, Scott White of Miami; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, Brunswick. The Revs. Bruce W. Barth and Lawrence Gesy will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 109 First Ave., Brunswick, MD 21716; or Lawrence White Memorial Educational Fund, c/o F&M Bank, 1 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD 21716.

Emery L. Toms

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Emery L. Toms, 79, of 22 W. Fourth St., died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at his home.

Born May 9, 1920, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Wellington and Jettie B. Stuckey Toms.

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

He was employed by Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro. He worked for 30 years as a tool designer for Fairchild Manufacturing, Hagerstown. He retired in 1982.

He was a member of Waynesboro Fish And Game Association; and Mercersburg Sportsmen's Association.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia R. Smetzer Toms, whom he married in December 1941; two daughters, Judy LaPole of Waynesboro and Nancy Eccard of Hagerstown; two sisters, Violet Good and Frances Koons, both of Waynesboro; a brother, Wayne A. Toms of Scottsdale, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert L. Toms; and a grandson, William L. Toms.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Wilber L. Sites will officiate.

The family will receive friends Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

E. Juanita Davis

HALLTOWN, W.Va. - E. Juanita Davis, 70, of Conestoga Estates, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at her home.

Born March 1, 1929, in East Bank, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Biddie Christie Jarrett.

She was a private-duty home care giver in Jefferson County, W.Va.

She was of the Methodist faith.

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