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Obituaries

January 11, 2000

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Tuesday, January 11, 2000 Edition




Robert M. Smith

Robert M. Smith, 72, of Crabapple Lane, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 23, 1927, in Smithsburg, he was the son of the late Roy C. and Emma H. Cline Smith.

His wife, Mary C. Tracy Smith, died in 1984.

He was employed by G. William Gardenhour Orchards in Smithsburg.

He is survived by a sister, Hazel E. Smith of Ringgold; three brothers, Raymond J. Smith of Hagerstown, Ralph C. Smith of Smithsburg and Charles J. Smith of Chewsville; and a friend, Linda Bowers.

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He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester W. Smith and Reuben R. Smith.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg. Pastor Jonathan D. Laye will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m.

Sally Kline

CHESTER, Va. - Sally Kline, 56, of 5508 W. Hundred Road, who died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, was the daughter of Charles and Mary Flurie of Greencastle, Pa.

Memorial services will be private.

Noel A. Saunders

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Noel A. Saunders, 27, formerly of Myersville, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, in Portland, Ore.

Born Sept. 26, 1972, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of Alfred W. and Judith Anne Carl Saunders of Myersville.

He was a 1990 graduate of Middletown High School; and a graduate of Portland Community College. He was a student at Portland State College.

He was an Eagle Scout.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by five sisters, Jennifer Saunders of Salt Lake City, Joy Saunders of Centerville, Va., Molly Saunders of Frederick, and Abigail Saunders and Joan Saunders, both of Myersville; five brothers, Roan Saunders and Chad Saunders, both of Frederick, Matthew Saunders of Camp Casey, Seoul, Korea, Brigham Saunders of Williamsport and Reed Saunders of Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah; a niece and a nephew.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 199 North Place, Frederick. Bishop Leon Hewerdine will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony Community Cemetery, Brethren Church Road, Myersville.

The family will receive friends in the Relief Society Room of the church Saturday from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jefferson Ward, Humanitarian Aid Fund, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, c/o Bishop Leon Hewerdine, 2513 Quebec School Road, Middletown, MD 21769.

Arrangements are by Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville.

George Hippensteel

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - George Hippensteel, 73, of 1374 Stanley Ave., Ext., died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at his home.

Born Feb. 8, 1926, in Shippensburg, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Florence Trail Hippensteel.

His wife, Edith "Grace" Burns Hippensteel, died March 13, 1975.

He was employed by M. Gordon & Sons, Harrisburg, Pa., as a painter for 38 years. He retired in 1988. He formerly worked as a painter for his father-in-law, Jess Burns, in Chambersburg.

He served in the Merchant Marine.

He was a member of International Brotherhood of Painters & Allied Trades; and Painters & Allied Trades 411 of Harrisburg.

He is survived by a daughter, Margaret Bittinger of Chambersburg; two sons, Stephen M. Hippensteel of Vairico, Fla., and Edward K. Hippensteel of Pasadena, Md.; four sisters, Frances Mellinger of Camp Hill, Pa., and Phyllis Shoemaker, Judy Wyrick and Peggy Parr, all of Shippensburg; two brothers, Clyde Hippensteel of Orrtanna, Pa., and Ronnie Hippensteel of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a friend, Dorothy Levesque of Chambersburg; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Daniel Kelchner and Jack Wyrick will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Mary E. McCabe

Mary Elizabeth McCabe, 78, of 303-B N. Colonial Drive, Hagerstown, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 28, 1921, in Shamokin, Pa., she was the daughter of the later Albert F. and Mary Richard Bailets.

Her husband, Philip Anthony McCabe, died Dec. 9, 1999.

She was employed at Hoschild-Kohn's in Baltimore as a beautician for about 50 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Pompell of Smithsburg; a son, Dennis Titus of Harrisburg, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Julie Gillooie of Bel Air, Md., and Andrea McCabe of Havre de Grace, Md.; two brothers, John Bailets of Sunbury, Pa., and Albert Bailets of Northumberland, Pa.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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