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Obituaries

August 12, 1999

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Betty L. Chance

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Betty L. Smith Chance, 64, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Feb. 14, 1935, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late David Elby and Annie Elizabeth Kline Smith.

She retired from Perfection Garment Co.

She was a member of Winchester Avenue Christian Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Debra Jo Smith of Martinsburg; and four sisters, Dolly Spaulding, Anna Smallwood and Edna Welch, all of Martinsburg, and Mary Heckart of Philadelphia.

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She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mae Robinson and Ida Teets; and a brother, Thomas E. Smith.

Services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Douglas J. Hollida will officiate. Burial will be in Gerrardstown Presbyterian Cemetery.

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

Ralph L. Stephens

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ralph L. Stephens, 72, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, at his home.

Born June 8, 1927, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late George C. Sr. and Julia A. Underdonk Stephens.

He was a 1947 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

He retried as a supervisor at DuPont.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served during the Korean War.

He was a member of Second Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret A. Keesecker Stephens; three daughters, Julia Ann Gatrell, Karen L. Butcher and Pamela M. Butcher, all of Martinsburg; three sons, Craig Douglas Stephens of Inwood, W.Va., Scott Hunter Stephens and Mark Wayne Stephens, both of Martinsburg; two sisters, Anna M. Miller and Sylvia Murphy, both of Martinsburg; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Joan Stephens; and two brothers, George C. Stephens Jr. and Nuylin C. Stephens.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Second Baptist Church. The Rev. R. Shawn Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Second Baptist Church, 911 N. High St., Martinsburg, WV 25401; or Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Norman F. Shelly

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Norman F. Shelly, 53, of 2388 Buchanan Trail West, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, at his home.

Born March 12, 1946, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Fred A. and Naomi Secrist Shelly.

He attended Greencastle-Antrim Schools.

He worked as an automotive mechanic at local garages.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by aunts; uncles and cousins.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery near Greencastle. The Rev. Gayle L. Ruble Sr. will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle.

Mark S. Lewis

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Mark Steven "Chub" Lewis, 39, of 207 N. Princess St., and formerly of Sharpsburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Born April 12, 1960, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of Dale L. Sr. and Esther L. Crist Lewis of Sharpsburg.

He was employed as a technician with Mercury Communications in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. He had been a self-employed carpenter.

He was a member of North American Fishing Club; and Antietam Post No. 236 Sons of the American Legion in Sharpsburg.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Christine S. Hocko Lewis; a brother, Dale L. Lewis Jr. of Boonsboro; maternal grandmother, Blanche Dunkin of Boonsboro; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Sharpsburg at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Liver Foundation, 1425 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, NJ 07009; or American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

David Akers

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio - David Akers, 88, of Circleville, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, at Berger Hospital.

Born April 6, 1911, in Stanton, Va., he was the son of the late Clarence and Hester Michael Akers.

He retired from National Mine Service.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Thompson Akers; one daughter, Sandra Edgar of Circleville; two sons, Robert Akers of Hagerstown and David Akers Jr. of Indiana, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Lee Hines.

Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at New Hope Methodist Church in Marie, W.Va. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call at Wellman Funeral Home in Circleville Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.

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