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February 03, 2000

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Friday, February 4, 2000 Edition




Myrtle R. Smith

MYERSVILLE, Md. - A memorial service for Myrtle R. Smith, of Myersville, who died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, will be held Sunday at 9 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Church Hill, Md. Pastor David Howell will officiate.

W. Ralph Carbaugh

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - W. Ralph Carbaugh, 93, of 4625 Cito Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2000, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Oct. 4, 1906, in Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Henry and Phoebe Paylor Carbaugh.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Everetts Carbaugh.

He was a retired self-employed milk hauler.

He was a member of Cito United Methodist Church.

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He was a member of Milk Haulers Association.

He is survived by a stepson, Melvin Everetts Sr. of McConnellsburg; a sister, Frances Helman of Cearfoss; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Thesta McQuade, Helen Mills and Hazel Mills; and two brothers, Donald Carbaugh and Lloyd Carbaugh.

Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Cito United Methodist Church. The Rev. Donald Bard will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. Second St. in McConnellsburg; and Sunday at noon at the church. The funeral home will be open Saturday from 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cito United Methodist Church, Building Fund, c/o Ronald Richards, P.O. Box 696, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

Nancy J. Furioso

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Nancy Jane "Nan" Furioso, 64, of Old Cave Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born April 10, 1935, in Highland Park, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Fletcher and Elizabeth Judd Lewis.

She was a 1953 graduate of Shattuck-St. Mary's High School; and a 1957 graduate of Albion (Mich.) College with a degree in psychology and sociology. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority; Sociology Club; Psychology Club; and the college choir.

She operated Courtesy Carriage Service for Newcomers to Jefferson County, W.Va. Earlier, she owned and operated National Association for Employer Resources in Riverdale, Md.

She was a Protestant.

She organized tours of the Jefferson County Court House in Charles Town; and conducted mystery tours of Charles Town.

She was a member of Jefferson County Historical Society.

The City of Charles Town and the Jefferson Commission recognized her for service to the community. Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau named her a Community Citizen of the Year for her work in tourism. Gov. Cecil Underwood honored her as a Distinguished West Virginian. She received the Judge's Award at the 57th Annual Charles Town and Ranson Christmas Parade in 1999.

She is survived by three sons, Robert Fletcher Lewis of Lanham, Md., Anthony Phillip Furioso of Charles Town and Samuel Furioso; and a granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by two children, Sissy Lewis and Jeffrey Lewis; and a sister, Elizabeth Frey.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at noon at Zion Episcopal Church, 300 E. Congress St. in Charles Town. The Rev. Jack Weise will officiate. Burial will be in Zion Episcopal Church Columbarium in Charles Town.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to Jefferson County Historical Society, P.O. Box 485, Charles Town, WV 25414.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Betty L. Renner

Betty Lee Renner, 62, of 13617 Royal Road, Hagerstown and formerly of Dale Street, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 7, 1937, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of David P. and Mildred E. Godlove Hawthorne of Hagerstown.

She attended Maranatha Brethren Church.

She had been employed as a proofreader by The Stationery House in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Berkeley County Izaak Walton League; and Thrifty-Thirty Duckpin Bowling League.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Earl M. Renner Jr., whom she married Nov. 17, 1958; five daughters, Vicki L. Sefsic, Bobbie R. Renner, Patti E. Knode and Sandi D. Turner, all of Hagerstown, and Milli D. Hansford of Mann's Choice, Pa.; two sisters, Delores E. Lindsay of Hagerstown and Alona F. Craighead of Falling Waters, W.Va.; two brothers, David A. Hawthorne and Johnny P. Hawthorne, both of Hagerstown; 10 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Lonnie Dean Renner; and a grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Jay Fretz will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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