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March 06, 2000
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Born March 29, 1916, in Myersville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Roy Wade and Maudie B. Blickenstaff Grossnickle.

Her husband, Chester B. Wolfe, died in 1995.

She was a former member of Longmeadow Church of the Brethren and recently a member of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Wolfe of Williamsburg, Va., and Robert Wolfe of Harrisonburg, Va.; three sisters, Vada Bussard and Edna Pryor, both of Boonsboro, and Sara Wilson of Pennsylvania; two brothers, Clyde Grossnickle of Myersville and Abe Grossnickle of Smithsburg; three granddaughters and a great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann Baugher, who died in 1999.

Graveside services will be private.

Arrangements are by Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville.

Lester E. Sprecher

Memorial services for Lester E. Sprecher will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, corner of Spruce and Winter Streets, Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert S. Barton will officiate.


There will be no viewing or visitation.

He is survived by a sister, Mary L. Sprecher Verdeer.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

Charles S. Washington

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Charles Sylvester "Bess" Washington, 80, of Franklin St., died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born Dec. 12, 1919, in Bolivar, W.Va., he was the son of the late Mary Bertha Washington.

He was retired from Badger Powhatan Company, Ranson, W.Va.

He was a member of Baltimore Temple King Apostle Holiness Church of God, Ranson.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Blondell S. Washington; six daughters, Joan Castro of Charles Town, W.Va., Sylvia Davis of Martinsburg, W.Va., Beatrice Jones of Forestville, Md., Selma Fleming and Kimberly Hosby, both of Ranson, and Sheila Willis of Manassas, Va.; two brothers, Donald Diggs and Otis Diggs, both of Las Vegas; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, David Washington, Eugene Washington and Linwood Washington.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Baltimore Temple King Apostle Holiness Church of God, W. 3rd St., Ranson. The Elder Sterling Porter will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Garden, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, 970 Washington St., Harpers Ferry.

Dale E. Hahn

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Dale Edward Hahn, 45, of 103 W. Orndorff Drive, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore.

Born April 17, 1954, in Brunswick, he was the son of Blanche Frye Hahn of Brunswick and the late John Hamilton Hahn.

He was formerly employed at Rotorek Company, Walkersville, Md.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Brunswick.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Bonnie Sue Winsett of LaPlata, Md., and Dotti J. Smith of Hedgesville, W.Va.; two brothers, Gene Hahn of Hagerstown and John David Hahn of Brunswick; a niece, four nephews, and one great-niece.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John H. Hahn Jr. and a nephew.

Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Association of Liver Diseases, 1729 King Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Arrangements are by John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick.

Hazel E. Croft

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Hazel E. Croft, 85, of Piney Mountain Retirement Community, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Piney Mountain.

Born Jan. 4, 1915, in Metal Township, Path Valley, Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late David Wilber and Florence Mary Forrester Kissinger.

Her husband, Herbert Muley Croft, died July 4, 1966.

She worked at Scotland School for Veterans Children in the food service department for 10 years.

She was a member of Mt. Rock Brethren in Christ Church, Shippensburg, Pa.

She was also associated with Camp Joy El, Greencastle, Pa., and Franklin County Farm Ladies Club.

She is survived by four sisters, Martha Kirkpatrick of Waynesboro, Pa., Vera Carr of Fayetteville, Rebecca LeMar of Chambersburg, Pa., and Nelda Swisher of York, Pa.; three brothers, David W. Kissinger of Chambersburg, Donald W. Kissinger of Scotland and Richard Kissinger of Fayetteville; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald D. Croft, who died Feb. 2, 1999.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Ben Musser will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. before the services.

Claretha T. Grant

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Claretha T. Grant, 79, of 543 Hollywell Ave., died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at her home.

Born Jan. 21, 192,1 in Hastings, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Tommy and Betsy Dillard Thompson.

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