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January 19, 2000

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Raymond R. "Slim" "High Pockets" Russell Sr.

Raymond Richard "Slim" "High Pockets" Russell Sr., 67, of 635 N. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at Colton Villa Nursing Center.

Born March 13, 1932, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Mary F. Riley Hussong Russell.

He was a retired printer. He had worked for Hagerstown Book Binding Co.; Tri-State Printing, and Rudy and Spong.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of Funkstown Fire Co., and was a firefighter and driver.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Ann Paul Russell; a daughter, Theresa Thomas of Boonsboro; three sons, Charles M. Russell of Hixon, Tenn., James A. Russell and Raymond R. Russell Jr., both of Hagerstown; two sisters, Blanche Centzer of Waynesboro, Pa., and Virginia Davis of Hagerstown; two brothers, James Russell of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Markwood Russell of Richmond, Va.; and four grandchildren.

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Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. The Rev. J. Norman Mayer will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Martha A. Petre

MAUGANSVILLE - Martha Arlene Petre, 76, of 13910 Blue Mountain Drive, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 17, 1923, in Antrim Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Fannie Haldeman Oberholzer.

Her first husband, Amos Risser, died in 1951. Her second husband, J. Mark Petre, died in 1970.

She had worked at B&L Store in Maugansville for 16 years; and was caregiver to her mother for nearly 40 years.

She was a member of Reiff Mennonite Church near Cearfoss.

She is survived by three stepdaughters, Mary Lois Wilfong of Hagerstown, Ethel P. Martin and Sue Lehman, both of Maugansville; one sister, Esther L. Martin of Waynesboro, Pa.; three brothers, Clifford C. Oberholzer of Chambersburg, Pa., Walter H. Oberholzer of Maugansville and Richard E. Oberholzer of Hagerstown; seven stepgrandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two stepdaughters, Ellen P. Martin and Nora DeHart; one infant sister, Elizabeth Oberholzer; one brother, Daniel Oberholzer; and one stepgrandson.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Reiff Mennonite Church near Cearfoss. The Reiff Mennonite Church Ministry will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday one hour before the service.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Columbia Road Health Services, c/o Mary Lois Wilfong, 16803 Petmar Circle, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, Pa.

Vera L. Barkdoll

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Vera L. Grosh Barkdoll, 71, of 216 N. Carlisle St., died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Oct. 1, 1928, in Elbrook, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Reuben and Annie Etter Grosh.

She attended the former Shady Grove School. She was a 1946 graduate of Greencastle High School.

She had worked at the Stanley Co. in Chambersburg, Pa.; and for Greencastle-Antrim School District as a reading and classroom aid. She aassisted her husband in operating Barkdoll's Quality Market formerly in Greencastle.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Greencastle, taught a children's Sunday school class and was Children's Sunday school superintendent.

She was a member of Greencastle-Antrim Lioness Club; Greencastle-Antrim Loyal Daughters; past president and member of Greencastle-Antrim Senior Women's Club; and a member of Greencastle T.O.P.S. Club.

She was a former Cub Scout den mother and was on the former Greencastle Little League Ladies Auxiliary. She helped organize Old Shady Grove School Reunion; participated in Greencastle Old Home Week pageants and helped her husband in the Jerome R. King Playground Association and with Greencastle Athletics baseball team.

She is survived by her husband, Charles E. "Whitey" Barkdoll, whom she married June 27, 1948; a daughter, Joi L. Barkdoll-Pflugh of Wasilla, Ala.; three sons, Lon E. Barkdoll, Vic E. Barkdoll and Tod E. Barkdoll, all of Greencastle; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Etter.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 45 N. Washington St. in Greencastle. Pastor Stacy Crawford will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St. in Greencastle.

Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Fund, First United Methodist Church, 45 N. Washington St., Greencastle, PA 17225.

D. Janney Ashton

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