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Obituaries

November 27, 1999

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Walter T. Malcolm

WILLIAMSPORT - Walter Taylor Malcolm, 78, a resident of Homewood Nursing Home and formerly of 12403 Nesbitt Ave. in Clear Spring, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at Homewood.

Born Aug. 31, 1921, in Kiefer, Md., he was the son of the late John Robert and Edith Day Malcolm.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen V. Shank Malcolm, in 1987.

He was employed by Fairchild Aircraft Industries, retiring in 1983.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps Eighth Army in the European Theater.

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He was a member of Joseph C. Herbert American Legion Post 222 of Clear Spring and the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by a daughter, Pamela J. Cottrill of McVeytown, Pa.; a sister, Phyllis Maxine Yetter of Clear Spring; a brother, Clyde Eugene Malcolm of Clear Spring; three step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Louise Malcolm.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike in Clear Spring. The Rev. Andy Carr will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

James T. Johns

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - James Tommy Johns, 66, of Berkeley Springs and formerly of Dundalk, Md., died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.

Born Nov. 24, 1933, in Killarney, W.Va., he was the son of the late Thomas Newt and Goldie Blanche Manning Johns.

He worked during the 1950s and 1960s as a millwright with Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point, Md. He operated a 7-11 Convenience Store Franchise in Baltimore in the early 1970s. He retired as a millwright with General Motors in Baltimore during the mid-1980s.

He was a member of Edgemere Church of God in Baltimore County, Md., where he taught Sunday School.

He was a member of United Auto Workers Union Local 239 of Baltimore, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1483, Risinger-Stotler VFW Post 4019 of Berkeley Springs, Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post 60 of Berkeley Springs, AARP, and the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Ruth Marie Stevens Johns; a daughter, Linda Lester of Dundalk; two stepdaughters, Denise Cutair of Baltimore and Brenda VanGosen of Berkeley Springs; three sisters, Naomi Simkins of Maine, Loretta Weiss of Georgia and Delilah Evered of Baltimore; a brother, Gary Johns of Florida; three grandsons; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Johns.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St. in Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Hennis H. Fox will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where there will be a Moose Lodge memorial service at 7:30 p.m. The funeral home will be open Monday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the convenience of friends.

Perry B. Free

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Perry Boyd Free, 83, of 1223 Pleasant View Drive and formerly of Sebring, Fla., died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at his home.

Born June 14, 1916, in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of the late John and Edith Peabody Free.

He worked for the Civil Service, retiring from Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg as a Systems Analyst with L.S.S.A.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Australia and the Philippines with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was an airplane line chief with the 332nd Depot Repair Squadron.

He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chambersburg.

He was a life member of Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, a life member of Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, a member of B.P.O.E. 600, and Falling Spring Chapter of AARP, all of Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Ora Vines Free, whom he married Dec. 26, 1942; three daughters, Camille Harr of Chambersburg, Suzanne Stoner of Spartanburg, S.C., and Paulette Thompson of Hamilton, Miss.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters; two brothers; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave. in Chambersburg. The Rev. Neal O. Hively will officiate. Burial will follow in Norland Cemetery near Chambersburg, with military services conducted by members of Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW honor guard.

Visitation will be Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Summit Home Health, 176 S. Coldbrook Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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