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Obituaries

September 02, 1999

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Dolores M. Duke

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dolores M. Duke, 67, of 265 Martin Ave., died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Sept. 3, 1931, in Fayetteville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James and Elva M. Lippy Jamison.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Chambersburg.

She was a member of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Chambersburg.

She is survived by her husband, William H. Duke, whom she married July 25, 1953; one son, William C. Duke of Chambersburg; one sister, Isabelle Crawford of Baltimore; three brothers, James L. Jamison Jr. and Donald Jamison, both of Fayetteville, and Paul Jamison of Mont Alto, Pa.; and one grandson, Craig W. Duke, who resided with the Dukes.

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She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Neal O. Hively will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg.

Visitation will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

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

Emma S. James

JEFFERSON, Md. - Emma Sophia James, 90, of 3857 Jefferson Pike, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born in Sunken Valley, Pa., on Jan. 14, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Charles H. and Cora Little Shull.

She was employed by Sagner's Tailoring Co. in Frederick; and Hanover Shoe Co. in Middletown, Md.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Jefferson.

She is survived by her husband, George Thomas James; four sons, H. Edward Fisher Jr. of Earlsville, Md., William T. James of Enterprise, Ala., Wayne R. James of Roswell, Ga., and Davis S. James of Hagerstown; two sisters, Ruth Crawford of Braddock Heights, Md., and Alma Fogle of Frederick, Md.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Luther Shull; and a sister, Hazel Taylor.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Frederick. The Rev. Virginia K. Price will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Cletus E. Poffenberger

WILLIAMSPORT -  Cletus Elwood "Boots" Poffenberger, 84, of 13 N. Conococheague St., died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at Williamsport Nursing Home.

Born in Williamsport on July 1, 1915, he was the son of the late Charles and Sophia A. Zimmerman Poffenberger.

He was employed at Fairchild Aircraft. He retired from Mack Trucks in 1978.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps Special Services Baseball Team in the Pacific Theater.

He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Williamsport.

He was a former Williamsport Town Councilman.

He was a member of Potomac Post 202 American Legion, Conococheague Tribe 84 Improved Order of Redmen, both in Williamsport; BPO Elks Lodge 378 and V.F.W. William D. Byron Post 1936, both in Hagerstown; H.D.H. Hunting and Fishing Club and Williamsport Hunt Club. He was a member of the Washington County Sports Hall of Fame.

He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps.

He played professional baseball as a pitcher from 1935 to 1942. He played for Fieldle, Va., Bi-State League; West Virginia Mid-Atlantic team; Beaumont, Texas team; San Diego of the Pacific Coast League; Detroit Tigers; Brooklyn Dodgers; and local teams.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Hanna Bowser Poffenberger; two sons, Gerald L. Knode and George F. Knode, both of Williamsport; a sister, Maxine Long of Williamsport; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Revs. W. Gregory Martin and Karen Stiles will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Williamsport, with military services by Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m at the funeral home, which will be open after 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

Elaine K. Freckleton

DECATUR, Ga. - Dr. Elaine Lucile Kidwell Freckleton, 73, of Decatur, died of heart failure Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at her home.

Born Nov. 19, 1925, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Lucille Beckley Kidwell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. F. Robert Freckleton, in 1978.

She was a 1943 graduate of Hagerstown High School; and a 1949 graduate of McGill University Medical School in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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