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December 02, 1999

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Daniel Ramsey

HUSTONTOWN, Pa. - Daniel Ramsey, 91, of North Clear Ridge Road, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at his home.

Born Jan. 24, 1908, in Springfield Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert and Sarah Jane Lane Ramsey.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Zelda Pearl Wible Ramsey, in 1998. They were married March 23, 1929.

He retired from Harbison-Walker Refractories in Mount Union, Pa. He was a farmer.

He was a member of Hustontown Church of God, was church clerk, treasurer and a Sunday school teacher.

He is survived by six daughters, Betty R. Amsley of Mercersburg, Pa., Stella McCleary of Chambersburg, Pa., Margaret J. Reeder of McConnellsburg, Pa., Thelma Mellott of Needmore, Pa., Darlene Ramsey of Breezewood, Pa., and Judy Kagarise of Loysburg, Pa.; two sons, Reuben Ramsey and Melvin Ramsey, both of Hustontown; 21 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by a daughter, Miriam Kelly; a son, Donald Ramsey; four sisters, Mabel Shields, Omeda Utley, Mary Ellen Ramsey and Ruth Runk; four brothers, Elwood Ramsey, Dice Ramsey, Stewart Ramsey and Robert Ramsey; and five grandchildren.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hustontown Church of God. The Rev. John Warner will officiate. Burial will be in Hustontown Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at M. R. Brown Funeral Home in Hustontown; and Sunday at 1 p.m. at the church. The funeral home will be open Saturday from 4 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Church of God Home for Children, P.O. Box 4391, Sevierville, TN 37864-9976.

Joseph F. W. Mauk Sr.

RANSON, W.Va. - Joseph F. W. Mauk Sr., 80, of Ranson, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 22, 1919, in Green Spring, W.Va., he was the son of the late Frederick Cleveland and Mary Alice Shingleton Mauk.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa C. Martin Mauk.

He retired from Powhatan.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving a Purple Heart in Holland.

He was a member of United Methodist Church of Augusta; and attended Charles Town Baptist Church.

He was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose 948; VFW Post 34522; American Legion 71; and served as a volunteer honor guard member.

He is survived by three sons, Joseph F. W. Mauk Jr. and Benton E. Mauk, both of Middleway, W.Va., and Thomas E. Mauk of Fredericksburg, Va.; three sisters, Audrey A. Toothman of Fairmont, W.Va., Martha E. Jackson of Romney, W.Va., and Alice M. Villinger of Fairmont, W.Va.; a brother, Stanley E. Mauk of Romney; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred L. Haines.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home in Ranson. Dr. Wyman E. Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

Donard L. Williams

SEBRING, Fla. - Donard L. Williams, 63, of Sebring and formerly of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at his home.

Born Dec. 15, 1935, in Hebron, Ohio, he was the son of Clara Price Williams of Hebron and the late Clarence Williams.

He was a retired pilot for United Air Lines.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Josie Newberry Williams; a daughter, Sharon Stefanko of Belvedere, S.C.; a son, Brent Williams of Falling Waters, W.Va.; a sister, Nancy Bain of Sebring; and three granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by a son, Donard C. Williams.

Services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The Rev. Mark D. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Minnie L. Hardy

KNOXVILLE, Md. - Minnie Louise Spriggs Hardy, 84, of 3916 South Mountain Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at her home.

Born Jan. 7, 1915, in Brunswick, Md., she was the daughter of the late David and Marie Nicholas Spriggs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Carlton Hardy Sr., in 1993.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Petersville, Md.

She is survived by five daughters, Joan M. Morris of Ocean City, N.J., Doris H. Savoy and Sandra E. Hardy, both of Washington, D.C., and Kaye C. Coates and Dolores L. King, both of Brunswick; two sons, Ronald L. Hardy of Knoxville, Md., and George C. Hardy Jr. of Roanoke, Va.; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia B. Hannah; a sister, Melnee Spriggs; and a brother, David Spriggs.

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