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January 27, 2000

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Sterling L. Brown

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Sterling L. "Bud" Brown, 76, of 8351 Lyons Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Aug. 6, 1923, in Washington Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Angus G. and Ruth E. Kipe Brown.

He was a 1941 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

He worked at Fairchild Aircraft Manufacturing in Hagerstown; then as an engineering apprentice and later in the engineering department at Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro, retiring in 1987. He then was an engineering consultant for Landis Tool Co.


A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II in the European Theater.

He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Waynesboro, Crider's Men's Bible Class and sang with the Crider's Men's Chorus.

He and his wife were youth advisers at E.U.B. Church and helped with the youth at Camp Penn Church Camp on Old Forge Road in Waynesboro.

They taught Child Evangelism at Good News Camp on Country Club Road in Waynesboro; and release time classes for Child Evangelism at Path Valley Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of South Chapter 2977 AARP; and National AARP.

He delivered Meals-on-Wheels for Senior Center in Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, M. Isabelle Miller Brown, whom he married April 18, 1949; two daughters, Beverly L. Tanner of Elizabethtown, Pa., and Kimberly S. Hovis of Waynesboro; three sons, Jeffrey L. Brown of Middletown, Pa., Dr. Michael J. Brown of Waynesboro and Timothy D. Brown of Bel Air, Md.; a sister, Charlotte Hess of Waynesboro; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara A. Shirk; two sisters, Evelyn West and Frances Stitely; and a brother, Wilbur Brown.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 104 N. Potomac St. in Waynesboro. The Revs. Lynn D. Trutt and John L. Rauch will officiate.

Private burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

There will be no public viewing; however, the family will receive friends Saturday at 1 p.m. at the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Franklin County, 45 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

William E. Tabb III

William Ernest Tabb III, 81, of Hagerstown, and formerly of Bunker Hill, Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at his home.

Born July 6, 1918, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late William Ernest Jr. and Frances Elizabeth Rosenberger Tabb.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose May Hartley Tabb.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

He retired from Frick Co. in Waynesboro. Previously, he was employed by Fairchild Industries; and worked at roller rinks in Ridgeway, W.Va., and Purcellville, Va.

He was active in the Masonic Lodge of Hagerstown.

He is survived by a daughter, Sally T. Wilkerson of Crewe, Va.; a stepsister, Doris Elizabeth Roberts of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Amy Griffin of Burkeville, Va., and Sara Andrews of Crewe; three great-grandchildren; a niece and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Lillian Swartz Tabb; a sister, Helen Jane Hoffman; and two brothers, Paul Creighton Tabb and Francis Eldridge Tabb.

A private memorial service will be held in Crewe at a later date. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Washington County Hospice, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Knights Templar Eye Foundation Inc., 54 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Elsie H. Thompson

LURAY, Va. - Elsie Hilliard Thompson, 91, of Hawksvill Rest Home, and formerly of 222 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at Page Memorial Hospital in Luray.

Born Aug. 14, 1908, in Shenandoah, Va., she was the daughter of the late Jacob Burman and Della Jane Strole Hilliard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest C. Thompson, in 1978.

She was employed by Eyerly's department store, retiring in 1976.

She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Hagerstown.

She was a former member of Alexander House Senior Citizens; Potomac Towers Senior Citizens, Church Women of Washington County; and a member of AARP.

She is survived by a brother, Odis L. Hilliard of Shenandoah; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Avis Hilliard, James Hilliard, Churchill Hilliard and Alton Hilliard.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Patrick A. Pierce will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

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