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Obituaries

December 09, 1999

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Friday, December 10, 1999 Edition




Lovetta L. Hook

Lovetta L. Hook, 71, of Rock Hill Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at her home.

Born Dec. 10, 1927, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Earl J. and Irene I. Zentmyer Hann.

She had been co-owner of Hook's Self-Service Market on Virginia Avenue.

She was a Protestant.

She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star of Hagerstown Chapter 89; Past Matrons and Past Patrons 89; Daughter of the Nile Retemple 118, Tri State Club; and Ladies of the Elks of Hagerstown 378.

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She is survived by her husband, Carl Hook Jr.; a son, Carl Bittle Hook; and a grandson, Carl Brian Hook.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Marcella C. Harp.

A memorial service will be held at Green Lawn Memorial Park in Williamsport at the convenience of the family. Order of the Eastern Star of Hagerstown Chapter 89 will conduct the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Ethel R. Meyers

CARLISLE, Pa. - Ethel R. Meyers, 86, of Thornwald Nursing Home, and formerly of Lemasters, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at Thornwald Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 10, 1913, near Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Emmert R. and Carrie Stahl Rock.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Meyers, in 1981.

She worked as bookkeeper for her husband's business, Roy E. Meyers and Son Custom Feed Grinding of Lemasters, Pa.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ of Lemasters, and United Church Women.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan M. Besecker of Greencastle, Pa., and Janet M. Zimmerman of Williamson, Pa.; a son, Edward L. Meyers of Mercersburg; a sister, Mabel V. Walker of Carlisle; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandson.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ of Lemasters. The Rev. Douglas N. Hodges will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg.

Visitation will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg.

Harold E. Shafer

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Harold Eugene Shafer, 73, of Middletown, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 17, 1926, in Middletown, he was the son of the late Oscar L. Sr. and Maetta R. Engle Shafer.

He worked as an automobile mechanic at Reed Motor Co. and at Model Garage. He later owned and managed an Exxon station in Frederick, Md.; and owned and operated Harold's Servicenter until his retirement. He worked part-time at Myersville Sunoco.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred R. Kinna Shafer, whom he married Sept. 11, 1948; a daughter, Diane R. Shafer of Seabrook, Md.; a son, Donald E. Shafer of Middletown; a sister, Rosalyn Loughran of Stuart, Fla.; a brother, Oscar L. Shafer of Middletown; two stepsisters, Judith E. Kraushaar and Candy R. Inman, both of West Virginia; a stepbrother, John S. Shafer of Middletown; two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth L. Shafer.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 107 W. Main St., Middletown. Pastor Turley will officiate. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shafer family.

David F. Brindle

HALIFAX, Pa. - David F. Brindle, 51, of 73 Rupp Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at Harrisburg Hospital in Dauphin, Pa.

Born Feb. 5, 1948, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of John N. Brindle of Chambersburg and the late Phyllis Brindle.

He was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.

He worked as a draftsman for Pennsylvania DOT in Harrisburg, Pa.

He was a member of Word of Life Chapel in Halifax.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Deborah A. Golden Brindle; a daughter, Charlene E. Brindle of Halifax; and a son, Mark D. Brindle of Halifax.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Word of Life Chapel in Halifax. Burial will be in Long's Cemetery in Halifax.

Visitation will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Word of Life Chapel, 27 Fellowship Drive, Halifax, PA 17032.

Arrangements are by Hoover Funeral Home, Millersburg, Pa.

Norman L. Dockeney

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Norman Luther Dockeney, 83, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at Heartland of Martinsburg.

Born Sept. 12, 1916, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Luther McDonald and Nellie May Ritenour Dockeney.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Moler Avenue Church of the Brethren.

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