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Obituaries

January 16, 2000

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Meloney D. Bohrer

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Meloney Dawn Bohrer, 27, of Fairview Road, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born April 25, 1972, in Berlin, Germany, she was the daughter of Wilbur Fink of Hancock, Md., and Carol L. Unger Fink of Martinsburg, W.Va.

She was a homemaker.

She attended Buck Valley United Church of Christ in Warfordsburg.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Floyd S. Bohrer Jr. of Warfordsburg, whom she married July 27, 1991; a daughter, Keshia Bohrer at home; three sons, Stanley Bohrer, Jacob Bohrer and Ellic Bohrer, all at home; a sister, Danielle Bamber of Martinsburg; and grandparents Robert S. and Sarah Unger of Berkeley Springs.

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Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Buck Valley United Church of Christ. The Rev. Frank Teeter and the Rev. Clint Bahrenburg will officiate. Burial will be in Buck Valley Methodist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St. in Hancock; and Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the church. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open Monday from 1 to 9 p.m.

Ellsworth E. McGaha

FREDERICK, Md. - Ellsworth E. McGaha, 82, of Frederick, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 19, 1917, in Middletown, Md., he was the son of the late Henry A. and Rosa M. Eader McGaha.

He was a 1934 graduate of Middletown High School.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

He began his career with Rosenour's Clothing store in Frederick in 1934. From 1936 to 1959, he was employed by Kemp's Department Store. In 1959, he and Carl Fink purchased the Young Men's Shop on North Market Street, and in 1982 he purchased Carl Fink's share in the business and continued to operate it until retiring in 1985.

He was a life member of Christ Reformed Church of Middletown, where he held offices in the church school and on the cemetery board, among others.

He served as Town Commissioner in Middletown. He was a member and past president of Middletown Lions Club; and also held the office of Deputy District Governor. He was a member and past president of Middletown PTA; past commander of Middletown American Legion; member of Lynch Lodge 163 AF&AM, now Columbia Lodge 58; and past Worthy Patron of Middletown Chapter of the Eastern Star.

He was a member of the Frederick Chamber of Commerce, past president of Downtown Frederick Association, and served as a parking commissioner and also the Parking Commission's chairman.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mae Toms McGaha; three sons, Terry W. McGaha at home, David A. McGaha of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Dennis E. McGaha of Winchester, Va.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte Morgan of Dayton, Ohio.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, 12 S. Church St. in Middletown. Inurnment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 33, Middletown, MD 21769, or Jeanne Bussard Center, 555 S. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701.

Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home in Frederick.

Audrey J. Schrayer

DICKERSON, Md. - Audrey Jane Schrayer, 67, of 19304 Mouth of Monacacy Road, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Gaithersburg, Md.

Born Feb. 14, 1932, in Rosehill, Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Franklin and Ethel Caroline Ramsey Seabolt Sr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Henry Schrayer Sr., in 1967.

She is survived by three daughters, Patricia L. Shaffer of Falling Waters, W.Va., Bertha A. Ricketts of Dickerson and Linda J. Beemer of Baltimore; a son, Arthur H. Schrayer Jr. of Gaithersburg; a sister, Stella L. Lamb of Martinsburg, W.Va.; four brothers, Lloyd E. Seabolt and Campbell W. Seabolt, both of Gaithersburg, Melvin L. Seabolt of Keedysville and Charles F. Seabolt of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael W. Schrayer; two sisters, Betty R. Lamb and Georgia M. Seabolt; and two brothers, James L. Seabolt and Woodrow R. Seabolt.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North in Hagerstown. The Rev. Victor Zuck will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, Md.

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

Mildred E. Deal

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Mildred Elizabeth Deal, 73, of Walnut Grove, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at her home.

Born Oct. 29, 1926, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Paul R. and Mary C. Ramey Dorsey Sr.

She was a graduate of Charles Town High School.

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