Obituaries 3/8

March 07, 2000

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Wednesday, March 8, 2000 Edition

Blair E. Brown

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Blair E. "Snuff" Brown, 61, of 122 Garfield St., died Monday, March 6, 2000, at his home.

Born Dec. 22, 1938, in Three Springs, Pa., he was the son of the late Franklin Irvin and Margaret Jackson Brown.

He was a painter, working for Paul Nolt for more than four years, Clyde Clouser for more than 20 years, and for Delray Martin.


He served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his former wife, Betty Brown of Chambersburg; two sons and three daughters, Charles I. Propper and Susan Cortez, both of Chambersburg, Tina Turi of Gettysburg, Pa., Lee Propper and Robin West, both of Portland, Ore.; four brothers and one sister, Glen Brown of York, Pa., Richard Brown of Portage, Pa., James Brown of Littlestown, Pa., William Brown of Bedford, Pa., and May Brown of Claysburg, Pa.; and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter and one sister.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Lee Propper will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg, with military services by Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the family, c/o Susan Cortez, 122 Garfield St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Hazel V. Adkins

FREDERICK - Hazel Virginia Adkins, 77, of Mountaindale Road, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 14, 1922, in Middletown, Md., she was a daughter of the late Nellie and Amos Stine.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Mount Zion Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Earl Adkins; three children, Barbara Logue of Mahomet, Ill., Linda Rothenhoefer of Thurmont, Md., and Todd Adkins of Frederick; one brother, Amos C. Stine Jr. of Boonsboro; one sister, Shirley Robinson of Pittsburg, Calif.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Gary Adkins; two brothers, Carl Stine and Richard Stine; and one sister, Lena Dunathan.

Services were Monday, March 6, at Stauffer Funeral Home in Frederick. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.

Ellen Louise Myers

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Ellen Louise Myers, 90, of Charles Town, who died Saturday, March 4, 2000, also is survived by a son, Howard William Myers of Charles Town.

Jordan Rae Taylor

CLEAR SPRING - Jordan Rae Taylor, infant daughter of Tera Sue Yeakle Taylor and Danny Lee Taylor, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal great-grandparents, Ruth and Woodrow Henson of Big Pool; maternal grandparents, Virginia and Ray Yeakle of Clear Spring; paternal great-grandmothers, Rosalie Jones of Little Orleans, Md., Ruth Taylor of Hagerstown, and Opal Nave of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; paternal grandparents, Rosalyn and Charles Smoot of Clear Spring, and Ruby and Carroll Taylor Sr. of Falling Waters.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Parkhead Cemetery in Big Pool. The Rev. Paul Harne will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tera Taylor, P.O. Box 564, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

Arrangements are by Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home in Clear Spring.

John F. Macpherson Sr.

John F. Macpherson Sr., 80, of 20009 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 23, 1919, in Masters, Colo., he was the son of the late William S. and Helen Forbes Macpherson.

His wife, Ann E. Hildabrande Macpherson, died in 1994.

He was a graduate of McDonough Military Academy.

He retired in 1986 from Mack Trucks as a senior buyer.

He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

He was a member of Friendship Lodge 84 AF & AM of Hagerstown; BPO Elks Lodge 378; Potomac Playmakers; Washington County Hospital Auxiliary; Golden Bulldogs; Mack Truck Ambassadors; and Clan Macpherson.

He is survived by a daughter, Melissa A. Gaines of Hagerstown; a son, John F. Macpherson Jr. of Hagerstown; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Hagerstown. The Rev. Patrick A. Pierce will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Washington County Hospital Auxiliary, 251 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Floella C. Hammond

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Floella C. Hammond, 78, of Shepherdstown, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Canterbury of Shepherdstown.

Born March 23, 1921, in Beaver Dam, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Sidney and Lidona Bratcher.

Her husband, Edgar Miller Hammond, died in 1978.

She attended Beaver Dam schools.

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