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Obituaries

December 29, 1999

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Wednesday, December 29, 1999 Edition




Preston E. Lehman Sr.

Preston Earl Lehman Sr., 74, of 21606 Leiter St., Hagerstown, who died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, is also survived by a daughter, Kathy J. Lehman of Hagerstown; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mary E. Lohman

BOONSBORO - Mary Elizabeth Easterday Lohman, 91, of 143 S. Main St., died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 25, 1908, in Boonsboro, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Laura J. Haller Easterday.

Her husband, Lloyd F. Lohman, died in 1960.

A foster care parent for the state of Maryland, she cared for 33 children over 20 years.

She was a member of First Christian Church of Boonsboro.

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She was a member of Boonsboro Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies' Auxiliary.

She is survived by five nieces and nephews, Calledith Raines of Hagerstown, Delores A. Riley of Front Royal, Va., Rosemary L. Reeder of Boonsboro, Aubrey E. Daniels of Manassas, Va., and James E. Daniels of Front Royal; great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ellen E. Layton; two sisters, Alice Reeder and Annie Haller; and five brothers, Walter Cline, Gardner Easterday, Russell Easterday, Clayton Easterday and Charles Easterday.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Lutheran Cemetery in Middletown, Md. The Rev. Ralph Massie will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Squad 69, P.O. Box 7, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.

Franklin S. Bell

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Franklin Scott "Gus" Bell, 39, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at City Hospital.

Born June 4, 1960, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of Franklin E. and Elizabeth M. Toup Bell of Martinsburg.

He was a 1979 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

He was an honorary member of Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Department.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Kathy M. Bell, Debbie A. Schell and Tammy L. Wise, all of Martinsburg; and two nephews.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Eugene Gossett Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Effie K. Thompson

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Effie Kate Thompson, 75, formerly of Charles Town, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at Shenandoah Nursing Home in Charles Town.

Born Jan. 18, 1924, in Kingsport, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Elijah and Mary Elizabeth Kaywood McDavid.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Homer Carroll Allison, in 1957; and by her second husband, Everett Thompson.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn J. Thompson of Berryville, Va., and Betty L. Summers of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two sons, Earl Allison of Woodsboro, Md., and James Allison of Aiken, S.C.; three sisters, Mary Pearl and Amanda Sanger, both of Jefferson, Md., and Olliemae Glover of Colorado; one brother, Elijah J. McDavid of Kearneysville, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel in Martinsburg. The Rev. William Crowe will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Clara O. Harbaugh

Clara Oda Harbaugh, 71, of 11403 Stonecroft Court, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 4, 1928, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Goldie Mae Mullen Powell.

Her husband, William E. Harbaugh, died in 1970.

She was a cook at the Venice Restaurant, retiring in 1990.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan Arroyo of Randallstown, Md., and Linda Smith of Williamsport; one son, Steven Harbaugh of Waynesboro, Pa.; two sisters, Annice Stelzer and Agnes Sweeney, both of Hagerstown; one brother, Max Powell of Hagerstown; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Mona M. Hairston

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mona Marquita Hairston, 69, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at City Hospital.

Born June 25, 1930, in Echman, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Elder George and Marie Russell Giles.

She retired from Corning Glass Works after 27 years.

She was a member of Petra Worship Center.

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