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September 25, 1999

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Donald E. Fleagle

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Donald Elvin Fleagle, 74, of 13918 Crest Ave., died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 28, 1925, in Smithsburg, he was the son of the late Jacob E. and Bertha Deal Fleagle.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera L. Snurr Fleagle, in 1977. They were married July 4, 1946.

He was a 1944 graduate of Smithsburg High School.

He was first employed as a foreman in the cutting department of Waynesboro Shoe Factory. He later worked as an agent for Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance; and was last employed as an assembler on the rector floor by Landis Tool Company, Waynesboro.

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He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the U.S.S. Tollberg in the South Pacific Theater.

He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rouzerville, Pa., where he served on the church council and was Sunday School treasurer.

He was a member of William Max McLaughlin VFW Post No. 695; Joe Stickell American Legion Post No. 15; Order of the Owls Nest No. 1073; and Eagles Club, Inc., all of Waynesboro.

He is survived by a son, Jon E. Fleagle of Waynesboro; four sisters, Ada Shatzer and Betty Rowe, both of Smithsburg, Violet Beck of Hagerstown and Ruth Reynolds of Waynesboro; two brothers, Leroy Fleagle and Theodore "Ted" Fleagle, both of Waynesboro; two granddaughters; nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorraine Brown and Naomi Willhide; and four brothers, Lloyd Fleagle, Daniel Fleagle, Vernon Fleagle and Leon Fleagle.

Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Harbaugh Church Cemetery in Rouzerville. The Rev. Steven Amundson will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 240, Rouzerville, PA 17250.

Ann V. Painter

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Ann Virginia Painter, 52, of 300 N. Lawrence St., died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at her home.

Born May 8, 1947, in Loudoun County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Agnes Mae Tarmon Pierson.

She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was a member of Women of the Moose Chapter No. 1028, Charles Town.

She is survived by her husband, Woodie Painter; a daughter, Rebecca Tomlin of Ranson, W.Va.; three brothers, Joseph Pierson of Kearneysville, W.Va., Frank Pierson of Stephens City, Va. and Kenneth Pierson; and two grandchildren.

Service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Millville Pentecostal Church, Millville, W.Va. The Rev. Joseph Fraley and the Rev. Franklin James will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg, W.Va.

The family will receive friends today and Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, 970 Washington St., Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Myrtle L. Thompson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Myrtle Lee Thompson, 88, of Williamsport Pike, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Jan. 1, 1911, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John and Cora DeHaven Dunham.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Thompson.

She was a life member of Bedington United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, John Robert Thompson of Berkeley Station, W.Va. and William Wayne Thompson of Martinsburg; two grandchildren, Tammy Thompson of Martinsburg and Robin Snyder of Inwood, W.Va.; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Beulah Swartz and Glenda C. Coyle; and three brothers, Mervil Dunham, Harry Dunham and Jim Dunham.

Service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Robert W. Barnes will officiate. Burial will be in Gerrardstown Presbyterian Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

 

Thelma M. Davis

Thelma May Davis, 92, of 12918 The Terrace, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 11, 1907, in Bunker Hill, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Welton Dorsey Cain and Mary E. Bennett Cain Finnigan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Morgan Davis, in 1974.

She was a C&P Telephone operator in the late 1920s, when the company switched to dial telephones.

She was an active member of First Christian Church for more than 50 years.

She was a Red Cross volunteer during World War II.

She is survived by two daughters, Thelma Delores "Dee" South of Hagerstown and Sondra Lee Franz of West Chester, Pa.; a half sister, Ruth Light of Clearbrook, Va.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew.

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