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Obituaries

January 02, 2000

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Monday, January 3, 2000 Edition




Mary E. Burkett

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mary Ellen Burkett, 83, a resident of Falling Spring Nursing Home, and formerly of 10849 Burkett Road, Greencastle, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital. She had lived with her daughter Anna R. Todd, of Greencastle, for four years prior to entering the nursing home.

Born May 24, 1916, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late McCullan and Bessie Stine Mullenix.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis P. Burkett, whom she married Oct. 14, 1934.

She worked in her early life at the Canning Factory and then for Bear Packing Co., both in Greencastle, and then for Stanley Co. of Chambersburg, where she retired in 1973.

She was a member of Macedonia United Brethren Church of Greencastle.

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She is survived by two daughters, Anna R. Todd of Greencastle and Darlene E. Cassner of Hagerstown; two sisters, Nellie Timmons of Greencastle and Anna Parson of Fannettsburg, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth R. Burkett, who died April 4, 1996; five sisters and a brother.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Macedonia United Brethren Church, 11887 Worleytown Road, Greencastle. The Rev. Gayle L. Ruble will officiate. Burial will be in Macedonia United Brethren Church Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Miller-Grove Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, and one hour prior to the services at the church.

Lloyd W. Edwards

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lloyd W. "Huck" Edwards, 69, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, in Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg.

Born April 16, 1930, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Joseph Wesley and Estelle S. Moore Edwards.

He had retired from Liskey Transfer. He was a truck driver.

He was a veteran of the Marine Corps.

He was a member of Newton D. Baker, Post 896 VFW and Berkeley Post 14 American Legion. He was also a member of Loyal Order of Moose, Martinsburg Lodge 120.

He is survived by his wife, Connie DeHaven Edwards; three daughters, Gail Dawn Edwards, Melissa Rogers Hite and Brittany Ann Edwards, all of Martinsburg; three sons, Terry Lee Edwards of Ranson, W.Va., Dale Wayne Edwards of Boonsboro and Charles Wesley Edwards of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; three sisters, Betty G. Faircloth of Inwood, W.Va., Wanda Ophelia Edwards of North Carolina, and Shirley Ann Hoffman of Charles Town, W.Va.; a brother, Robert L. Edwards of Gerrardstown; 15 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Johnny Faircloth will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens. Military graveside services will be conducted by Newton D. Baker, Post 896 VFW and Berkeley Post 14 American Legion and Amvets Post 38.

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

James S. Triggs

RIDGEWAY, W.Va. - James Stewart Triggs, 58, of Ridgeway, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born July 28, 1941, in Winchester, he was the son of Kathleen Sargent Chapman, of Ridgeway, and the late James S. Triggs.

He was a 1959 graduate of Musselman High School.

He was retired from AT&T, where he worked as a systems technician. He recently worked for Ford Communications in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church.

He was a volunteer at City Hospital.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Leslie Brown Triggs; four daughters, Sandra Carter of Shepherdstown, W.Va., Barbara Oates of Bunker Hill, W.Va., Sharon Triggs of Stephens City, Va., and Jacqueline Triggs of Ridgeway; a son, Michael Triggs of Winchester; stepfather, Ward Chapman of Ridgeway; one sister, Jean Hott of Ridgeway; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Paynes Chapel Cemetery. Following the services, a luncheon will be held at Ridgeway Church Hall.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Khrista Ferguson will officiate.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 1319 Quarrier St., Charleston, WV 25301 or to American Diabetes Association, 11221-A Ohio Avenue, P.O. Box 1115, Dunbar, WV 25064.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Mary E. Henson

Mary E. Henson, 75, of 247 N. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 28, 1924, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel F. and Mary A. Barger.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

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