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April 09, 2000

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Leroy G. Reese

Leroy G. Reese, 80, of 14014 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, and formerly of Ridge Road, Williamsport, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 10, 1919, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Frank and May Bloom Reese.

His wife, Madeline M. Reese, died in 1989.

He was self-employed as a cab driver.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion.

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He is survived by a son, Richard L. Reese of Hagerstown; a grandson, Charles F. Werry of Williamsport; two great-grandsons; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a half-sister, Marie Brown and a half-brother, Merle N. Brown.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. A. Paul Harne will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home. 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown.

Michael S. Bartlett

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Michael Scott Bartlett, 32, of 112 Fenway Drive, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident near Charles Town.

Born Jan. 31, 1968, in Ranson, W.Va., he was the son of Mervin M. and Mary Louise Jones Bartlett.

He was a sales manager with Dan Ryan Builders, Mt. Airy, Md.

He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Petersville, Md.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Tracy Ellen Bartlett; two daughters, Chelsey Erin Bartlett and Savannah Rae Bartlett, both at home; two sisters, Michelle D. Smith of Jefferson, Md., and Leslie D. Bartlett of Frederick, Md.; maternal grandmother, Minno V. Jones of Bolivar, W.Va.; a cousin; two nieces and four nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church, Petersville. The Rev. Edward A. Jordan and Bill Turney will officiate. Burial will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery, Brownsville Heights, Md.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his daughters Chelsey and Savannah, c/o Ronald L. Bauer, 811 North Maple Avenue, Brunswick, MD 21716.

Walter C. Cowley

WINCHESTER, Va. - Walter Vernon Cowley, 81, of 417 Briarmont Drive, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at his home.

Born Sept. 25, 1918, in Boone County, W.Va., he was the son of the late William Valentine and Virgie Lee Rogers Cowley.

His wife, Mary Louise Kirby Cowley, died June 14, 1991. They were married in Sept. 1940.

He retired from Halls Motor Freight in Hagerstown.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army as a sergeant during World War II, having served in the European Theater. He was awarded two Bronze Stars for valor while serving with the 63rd Infantry Division, Company B, 254th Infantry Regiment.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was a member of Elks Lodge BPOE 867, Winchester Moose Lodge 1283, Winchester Eagles Aerie 824, American Legion Post 21 and VFW Post 2123.

He is survived by four sons, James Walter Cowley of Marshal, Va., Rodney Lewis Cowley and William Franklin Cowley, both of Winchester, and Seibert Daniel Cowley of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; three daughters, Beverly Louise Jankiewicz of Churchville, Va., Stacey Charlene Schucet of Pittsburgh and Mary Lee Cowley of Star Tannery, Va.; a sister, Hettie Francis Brown of Canton, Ohio; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Ellen Cowley.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. James Utt will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hebron Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Omps Funeral Home, Winchester.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.

Clyde L. Grossnickle

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Clyde L. Grossnickle, 85, of Myersville, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at his home.

Born June 25, 1914, in Ellerton, Md., he was the son of the late Roy Wade and Maudie B. Blickenstaff Grossnickle.

His wife, Edna M. Harne Grossnickle, died in 1997.

He was a lifelong farmer in the Myersville area. From 1970 to 1972 he was a deputy sheriff in Frederick County.

He was a member of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. In 1970 he traveled to Russia and other European countries with People to People.

He was a member of American Simmental Association, member of Heifer Project International and at the death of his granddaughter in 1992, he established the Brandy Dawn Grossnickle Endowment at Heifer International Foundation in her memory.

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