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Obituaries 2/8

February 07, 2000

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Monday, February 8, 2000 Edition




Earl L. Renner

CLEAR SPRING - Earl Leon Renner, 86, of 14345 National Pike, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 21, 1913, in Sharpsburg, he was the son of the late Blaine Thomas and Amelia Katherine Renner.

His wife, Esther Madeline Renner, died in 1983.

He retired from Fairchild Aircraft.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps.

He is survived by one son, Gregory Renner of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and one grandson, Thomas Blaine Renner of Martinsburg, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Vadia Shriver.

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Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Mary Amundson will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery in Clear Spring.

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

Samuel S. Lewis

Samuel Slaven Lewis, 59, of 1001 Lindsay Lane, Court 4, Hagerstown, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at his home.

Born July 22, 1940, in Atlanta, Ga., he was the son of Emma Slaven Lewis of Birmingham, Ala., and the late Samuel S. Lewis.

He graduated from the University of Chicago with an MBA.

He was the chief financial officer for Lightning Transportation.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Marie Amato of Hagerstown; two sons, Gregory Lewis and Samuel Lewis Jr., both of Atlanta; and a brother, Ronald Lewis of Birmingham.

Memorial services will be held Friday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's Church, 400 Main St., Myersville, Md. The Rev. David Howell will officiate. Burial will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Arlington Heights, Ill.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Washington County Unit, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Vallie V. Postelle

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Vallie Virginia "Aunt Bi" Postelle, 85, of Berkeley Springs, and formerly of Paw Paw, W.Va., died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.

Born in Woodrow, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Benjamin and Edith May Kave Alderton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Postelle.

She was a 1932 graduate of Paw Paw High School.

She was a homemaker. She worked as a clerk in Panama during the 1940s.

She was a member of Enon Primitive Baptist Church, Largent, W.Va.

She was a member of Berkeley Chapter 77 Order of the Eastern Star, Berkeley Springs. She was a community volunteer.

She is survived by two nieces, Iva Lou Breeden and Phyllis M. Breeden, both of Berkeley Springs; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Grant Postelle; a sister, Wanda Alderton; and a brother, Thomas B. Alderton Jr.

At her request, private burial will be in Woodrow Union Cemetery, Paw Paw.

Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.

Clifford N. Thomas

HALFWAY - Clifford Neville "Red" Thomas, 80, of Halfway, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Sept. 26, 1919, in Logan, W.Va., he was the son of the late Albert Edwin and Mary Susan James Thomas.

He was employed at Fairchild Industries for 46 years, retiring in 1986.

He was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.

He was a Scout master for Troop 36, Halfway, in the late 1950s.

He is survived by his wife, Frances G. Thomas; two sons, Edwin Allen Thomas of Oreland, Pa., and Stephen Gary Thomas of Seaford, Del.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold Thomas, Windsor Thomas and Colin Thomas.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Bill Clark will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Building Fund, Mountain View Baptist Church, Route 40 West, Walnut Point Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Mary E. Loveless

Mary Elizabeth Loveless, 61, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 23, 1939, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Clara Burkett Boppe.

She was employed by Ames Department Store for 16 years, and previously by Zayres Store for 4 years.

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