August 11, 1999

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Thursday, August 12, 1999 Edition

Elizabeth A. Hurd

Elizabeth A. "Libby" Hurd of Hurd Road, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at her home.

Born in Pinesburg, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Edith Higgins Null.

Her husband, Charles Edward Hurd, died in 1980.

She was employed by Corning Glass of Greencastle, Pa., and previously with Fashion Lane in Chambersburg, Pa., C.D.C. in Rockville, Md., and Eyerly's department store in Hagerstown.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion.

She is survived by two daughters, Constance M. Michael and Mildred L. Elia, both of Leitersburg; one sister, Garnetta Corum of Frederick, Md.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by two sisters; and a granddaughter.

Private graveside services will be held at Leitersburg Cemetery.

The Rev. George A. Limmer will officiate. There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Cora L. McDonald

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Cora Louise McDonald, 82, of Shepherdstown, died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at her home.

Born Feb. 23, 1917, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Travis and Louise Green Hughes.

She attended Mount Zion AME Church in Duffields, W.Va.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Norman Joseph McDonald; six daughters, Gloria Guy, Norma Branson, Barbara Branson and Carol Hunter, all of Shepherdstown, and Helen Houser and Cora Houser, both of New Kensington, Pa.; seven sons, Norman McDonald of Shepherdstown, Leslie McDonald, Charles McDonald, William McDonald and Nelson McDonald, all of New Kensington, Pa., Stanley McDonald of Masontown, Pa., and Richard McDonald of Martinsburg, W.Va.; a sister, Lena Burrell of New Kensington; 37 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Bessie Brown, Anita Rogers, Artelia Jackson, Roberta Branson and Signora Brooks; and six brothers, Hubert Hughes, Sherman Hughes, Travis Hughes, Howard Hughes, Milton Hughes and Sylvester Hughes.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown. The Rev. Robert E. Gidney will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va.

The family will gather at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Hunter on Saturday before going to the church.

William M. Conneway Jr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - William M. Conneway Jr., 74, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.

Born Nov. 30, 1924, in Erwin, W.Va., he was the son of the late William M. Sr. and Ocie Shaffer Conneway.

He was a retired building superintendent.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II, and was a prisoner of war.

He was a Disabled American Veteran and a member of Newton D. Baker Post No. 896 VFW.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Freida Hoffman Conneway; three daughters, Susan Gibson of Raleigh, N.C., Bobbi Ackerman of Washington, N.J., and Bonni Field of Newark, Del.; a sister, Marion Catlett of Bruceton Mills, W.Va.; two brothers, Fred Conneway of Titusville, Fla., and Ronnie Conneway of Capon Bridge, W.Va.; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center Chapel. Chaplain Steven J. Jenks will officiate.

Burial will be Monday, Aug. 30, at 1 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to P.O.W. Fund, c/o Chaplain's Office, Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, Route 9 East, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.


Marguerite L. Barnes

CASCADE, Md. - Marguerite Louise "Maggie" Barnes, 82, of 14646 Rowland Ave., died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, at her home.

Born April 6, 1917, in Rouzerville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Robert Earl and Olia Creager Harbaugh.

She attended Wayne Heights High School.

She volunteered at Waynesboro Senior Center. She had worked at Stanley as a machine operator; and as a waitress at Rossies, FOE, Moose Club and American Legion, Cascade, Md.

She was a member of Rouzerville Church of the Brethren.

She was a member of F.O.E. Moose Club; Cascade American Legion No. 239; Last Woman's Club of Hagerstown; AARP National; and Local Waynesboro Senior Center.

She is survived by a sister, Lizzetta Blanchard; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca Stuller; and two brothers, Valentine "Pete" Harbaugh and Robert Harbaugh.

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