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Obituaries

January 17, 2000

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Alfred E. Boyers Sr.

Alfred Elwood Boyers Sr., 78, of Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Western Maryland Center.

Born June 5. 1921, in Harrisonburg, Va., he was the son of the late A. E. and Ressie Matilda Lloyd Boyers.

He was retired from Fairchild Aircraft Company and was founder of Boyers Two-Way Radio, Inc.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II in the Philippines and Japan as a communications specialist.

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He is survived by his wife, Charlotte E. "Connie" Conrad Boyers; five daughters, Lynda E. Daley and Mary F. Kline, both of Hagerstown, Julie Carter of Falling Waters, W.Va., Krista L. Strock of Fairfield, Pa., and Paulette Robinson of Williamsport; two sons, Alfred E. Boyers Jr. of Hagerstown and Bruce C. Boyers of Clarksville, Ohio; three sisters, Louise Whitmore, Charlotte Corder and Nancy Perry, all of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, James Boyers of Oakton, Va., and Steve Boyers of Mt. Sydney, Va.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two granddaughters; a sister, Agnes C. Good and two brothers, Charles E. Boyers and Ralph W. Boyers.

Memorial services will be held Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Harvest Baptist Church, 951 Woodland Way, Hagerstown. The Rev. James Moore will officiate.

Omission of flowers is requested. Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Baptist Church, 951 Woodland Way, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Dora L. Mazingo

Dora Lee Mazingo, 78, of 838 Georgia Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 1, 1921, in Standardsville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Rosa Morris Hensley.

Her husband, Charles E. Mazingo Sr., died in 1988.

She is survived by four daughters, Lena Mae Jenkins, Shirley Jean Hiser, Madeline Mazingo and Sharon Carol Mazingo, all of Hagerstown; two sisters, Nora Lee Foltz and Maggie Lee King, both of Hagerstown, 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Ann Mazingo and two sons, Charles E. Mazingo Jr. and Robert Lawrence Mazingo.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert V. Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Ruby M. Sipes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ruby Mae Sipes, 76, of 649 N. Franklin St., died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at her home.

Born Jan. 27, 1923, in Andover, Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Myrtle DeShong DeShong.

Her husband, Harold A. Sipes, died in 1954.

She was a housewife.

She was a Protestant.

She is survived by three daughters, Dee Jane Edwards of Chambersburg, Marsha D. Yates of York, Pa., and Linda F. West of St. Thomas, Pa.; three sons, Graffious A. Sipes and Terry D. Sipes, both of Chambersburg, and Allen L. Sipes of Fayetteville; three sisters, Myrna Sponsler of Wilmington, Calif., Beverly Gayle DeShong of Greencastle, Pa., and Estaline Humphreys of St. Thomas; 14 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Monty R. Sipes; two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Siloam United Methodist Church, Harrisonville, Pa. The Rev. Charles Gummo will officiate. Burial will be in Siloam United Methodist Cemetery, Harrisonville.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sipes Funeral Home, Inc. Harrisonville.

Bennett L. Williams

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Bennett Lee "Benny" Williams, 83, of Charles Town, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Shenandoah Health Village Center, Charles Town.

Born Dec. 23, 1916, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late James Ashby and Ethel Eugenia Kable Williams.

His wife, Bertie N. Gross Williams, died in 1956.

He was retired from United Starting Gate Company, Ranson, W.Va. and prior to that was employed at Powhatan Brass & Iron Company, Ranson and with B&O Railroad.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was a member of V.F.W. Memorial Post 3522, Charles Town.

He is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Staubs of Charles Town; three stepdaughters, Marie W. Writt, a guest of Shenandoah Health Village Center, Betty M. Longerbeam of Charles Town, and Pat A. Walker of Uvilla, W.Va.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda Wolf Magaha, who died May 25, 1996; a half-sister, Ora Wood; a brother, Raymond Williams. He was the last of his immediate family.

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