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Obituaries 3/22

March 21, 2000

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Catherine B. Hoffman

Catherine Bell Hoffman, 84, of 566 Salem Ave., Hagerstown, and formerly of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., died Monday, March 20, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 28, 1915, in Harpers Ferry, she was the daughter of the late Frank B. and Sarah Littleton Bell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin E. Hoffman.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

She is survived by three daughters, Peggy Stinson of Funkstown, Phyllis Ingram of Williamsport and Billie Long of Harpers Ferry; two sons, Barry R. Hoffman of Hagerstown and Terry C. Hoffman of Brunswick, Md.; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

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She was preceded in death by four sisters, Addie Steward, Anna Hunt, Alice Hackley and Florence Childs; two brothers, Charles Bell and Albert Bell; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, 970 Washington St. in Harpers Ferry. The Rev. Richard Neal will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 1233 20th St. NW, Suite 402, Washington, DC 20036.

Henry W. Forsythe

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Memorial services for Henry W. Forsythe, 90, of 830 Menno Haven Village, who died Sunday, March 12, 2000, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Menno Haven Chapel, 2075 Scotland Ave. in Chambersburg. The Rev. Sam Troyer will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematory, Waynesboro, Pa.

Edgar B. Morrison III

Edgar Bruce Morrison III, formerly of South Baltimore, died Saturday, March 18, 2000.

He was the son of Edgar Bruce Morrison Jr. and the late Sophie M. Papsan Morrison.

In addition to his father, he is survived by aunts and uncles.

Service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home, 130 E. Fort Ave. in South Baltimore.

Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ann L. Ramey

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Ann List Lloyd Ramey, 67, of Jefferson Avenue, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at New York Hospital in New York, N.Y.

Born April 19, 1932, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna Smithson Lloyd.

She was a graduate of Slate-Ridge High School in Cardiff, Md.; and of Towson (Md.) State Teacher's College. She received her master's degree in education from the University of Maryland.

She retired in 1985 as a teacher after 31 years in Montgomery County and Prince George's County, Md., schools. She worked for three years as a tester for the Dyslexic Association of America at the Tri-Service Institute in Montgomery County.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town and taught Sunday school and Bible study. She was a member of Sharing and Caring Group; and received a lay minister license.

She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma; and Charles Town Women's Club.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, John B. Ramey; a brother, George Lloyd of Charles Town; three nephews; and a step-niece.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 110 W. North St. in Charles Town. The Rev. James Chambly will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.

The family will receive friends today and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town.

David E. Furry Jr.

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - David E. Furry Jr., 72, of 1158 Knob Hill Road, died Sunday, March 19, 2000. The family will receive friends on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg; however, there will be no public viewing.

Lester A. Smith

FARMVILLE, Va. - Lester Allen Smith, 63, of Route 1, who died Monday, March 20, 2000, is survived by four sons, Wayne Smith and Stuart Smith, both of Richmond,Va., Albert Allan Smith of Pamplin, Va., and Lawrence Smith of Orlando, Fla.; and a sister, Barbara J. Smith of Hagerstown.

Elisha C. Wells

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Elisha Cooper Wells, 61, of Bunker Hill, died Monday, March 20, 2000, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born April 16, 1938, in Colds Grove, Ohio, he was the son of the late Jimmy Nabors and Stella Cooper Wells.

He was a self-employed paving contractor.

He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by his wife, Julia Stanley Wells; two daughters, Bonnie Harrison of Baltimore and Carrie Stanley of Inwood, W.Va.; three sons, Joe Wells and Jimmy Wells, both of Allentown, Pa. and Ricky Wells of Wilkes Barre, Pa.; a sister, Julia Broadway of Pittsburgh; a brother, Asia Broadway of Frederick, Md.; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. Evangelist Shane Stanley will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick.

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