Obituaries 2/11

February 10, 2000

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Orvel V. Peters

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Orvel V. Peters, 77, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Born Feb. 25, 1922, in Eunice, W.Va., he was the son of the late Nelson and Maude Tony Peters.

He retired from the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. He was a prisoner of war for four years and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was a member of Westview Baptist Church.

He also was a member of V.F.W. in Beckley, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jane Phillips Peters; two daughters, Martha J. Brooks of Antioch, Calif., and Deanna Inkrote of Maryland; one sister, Betty Carpenter of Alabama; one brother, Jack Peters of Texas; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Ann Peters; and one brother, Dallas Peters.

Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Johnny Kelley will officiate.

Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Meadowridge Memorial Park in Baltimore, with military honors by the State of Maryland National Honor Guard.

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

Paul D. Bayer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Paul D. Bayer, 66, of 10329 Wharf Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000 at his home.

Born Oct. 26, 1933, in Smithsburg, he was the son of the late Daniel G. and Rachel Garber Bayer.

He was a 1951 graduate of Smithsburg High School.

He worked in construction for 37 years, as a self-employed carpenter and for various constractors. Prior to retiring in 1995, he worked for Gene Bayer Contractors for eight years.

He was a member of Old German Baptist Church, Antietam Congregation, near Waynesboro.

He was a member of Pennsylvania Builders Association.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Ann Rohrer Bayer, whom he married April 20, 1956; four daughters, Susan M. Jamison of Oakdale, Calif., Shirley J. Bayer of Hagerstown, Diane L. Mohler of Covington, Ohio, and Janet E. Hess of Chambersburg, Pa.; one son, Vernon C. Bayer of Waynesboro; five sisters, Elizabeth Bayer, Julie Benedict and Esther Bayer, all of Waynesboro, Nora Boone of Rocky Mount, Va., and Frances King of Hagerstown; five brothers, John Bayer of Chambersburg, Harlan Bayer of Waynesboro, Daniel Bayer of Roanoke, Va., Samuel Bayer of Hagerstown, and Kenneth Bayer of Wirtz, Va.; 12 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Bayer.

Services will be Friday at 9 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro, for the family, and at 10 a.m. Friday at Old German Baptist Church, Antietam Congregation, off Pa. 316 near Waynesboro. Ministers Willis Hess, George Mason, Alfred Brubaker and Daren Jones will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

George L. Freese

GRANBY, Mass. - George L. Freese, 89, of Granby, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at MeadowBrook of Granby.

Born Nov. 21, 1910, in Brookfield, Mass., he was the son of the late Earl and Florence Lamb Freese.

He graduated in 1932 from University of New Hampshire with an engineering degree.

He was employed as a design engineer with Veeder-Root, retiring from Sterling Radiator in Westfield, Mass.

He was a member of Salmon Brook Historical Society; Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor; volunteered for the Granby Drummer; and was a 10-gallon-plus Red Cross blood donor.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Grace DeFronzo Chase Freese; two daughters, Susan Gregory of Granby, and Kathryn Freese of State Line, Pa.; three stepsons, James Chase and John Chase, both of Granby, and Michael Chase of Wade, N.C.; one stepdaughter, Dolores Mannix of Chatham, N.Y.; one brother, John Freese of Charlestown, N.H., and Largo, Fla.; three grandsons; nine stepgrandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; nephews and niece.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Christine Peloubet and Elizabeth Pigeon.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hayes-Huling and Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby. The Rev. Toby Quirk will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to Cumberland Valley Mental Health Center, 533 S. Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or to Zion Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 237, Maugansville, MD 21767.

Louis E. Merica

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Louis Edgar Merica, 40, of Pigeon Cove Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident near Hancock.

Born April 17, 1950, in Winchester, Va., he was the son of James and Martha Whinnery Merica of Hampton, Va.; and the stepson of Thomas and Harriet Baer Whinnery of Hampton.

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