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Obituaries

December 12, 1999

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Grace F. Chilcote

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Grace Frances Chilcote, 65, of Faust St., died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at her home.

Born Sept. 18, 1934, in Everett, Bedford County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Julius and Leona Ash Forrester.

She was a homemaker.

She was of Protestant faith.

She is survived by her husband, Clem Chilcote, whom she married on Oct. 4, 1951; six daughters, Kathy Beegle of Everett, Barbara Snyder of Newville, Pa., Robin Keefer of Fort Loudon, Pa.; Mary Keefer of Waynesboro, Pa., Gloria Gordon of Mercersburg and Janet Walls of St. Thomas, Pa.; two sons, Daniel Chilcote of Fort Loudon and Roger Chilcote of Mercersburg; one sister, Etta Forrester of Chamberaburg, Pa.; two brothers, Ford Forrester of Everett and Herbert Forrester of Cleveland; 30 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by two infants; three sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at M.R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown, Pa. The Rev. John Warner will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Harrisonville, Pa.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until the hour of services on Tuesday.

Frances P. Ray

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Frances P. Stumbaugh Ray, 81, of 319B Ringgold St., died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at her home.

Born Nov. 18, 1918, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Mary Amanda Lewis Stumbaugh.

She was preceded in death by her husband whom she married Sept. 12, 1934, Kenneth M. Ray Sr., who died Nov. 18, 1992.

She attended school in the Williamsport area.

She was a teacher's aide in Mont Alto nursery school following her marriage. In addition to being a homemaker, she was a secretary for the family owned business of K.M. Ray Heating, Plumbing and Air Conditioning Contractor from 1946 until her retirement in 1976.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro.

She was a member of Pythian Sisters of Leitersburg, Mason-Dixon Antique Auto Club, Hagerstown, National Antique Car Club of America, B.P.O. Elks Lodge 731 Auxiliary, Waynesboro.

She is survived by one daughter, M. Louise Morningstar of Waynesboro, one son, Kenneth M. Ray Jr., of Leitersburg; one foster daughter, Janet Ervin of Lincolnton, N.C.; one sister, Eleanor Summers of Waynesboro; one brother, George Stumbaugh of Williamsport; five grandchildren; one step-grandchild; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Nellie Irene Stumbaugh; two brothers, Charles Stumbaugh and Paul Stumbaugh and one foster son, James Earl Cook.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks will officiate. Burial will be in Grindstone Hill Cemetery, Guilford Township, Franklin County.

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

Harold A. Twentey

Harold Arthur Twentey, 85, of 11317 Manse Road, Hagerstown, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 16, 1914, in Frederick County, Md., he was the son of the late George Leonard and Sadie Ellen Twentey.

He retired in 1983 from the State of Maryland, as a fuel investigator.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown and he was a member of the Sunday School Orchestra since 1967.

He was a tuba player with the Hagerstown Municipal Band, retiring in 1990 after 42 years. He also played with Yellow Springs Band, Little German Band, Maryland National Guard Band 29th Division, R.C. Army Band, Maryland State Guard Band, 348 Army Service Force Band, Tall Cedars Band, Ali-Ghan Shrine Band, Rohrersville Band and Harmony Concert Band. He also played in orchestras, Sperry Stern, Joe Stevens, Dave Hagen, Ozzo Fagen and Zion Church.

He was a member of Elks Lodge 378, Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion, Ali-Ghan Temple, St. Bernard Command No. 9 Knights Templer, Royal Arch Masonry, Tall Cedars Lebanon Hagerstown, Shrine Club and Musicians Union. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans and Civitan Clubs of Frederick and Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen A. Grimm Twentey; four daughters, Sylvia Sib Corderman and Sandra K. Daymude, both of Hagerstown, Sharon E. Clark of Inwood, W.Va., and Debra A. Snoots of Phoenix; one sister, Eloise Himes of Frederick; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, M. Rita Beachley, Nellie V. Cannon and Mildred L. Everhart and three brothers, Roy L. Twentey, Lewis E. Twentey and G. Ross Twentey.

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