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April 16, 2000

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Hilda M. Guth

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. - Hilda M. Guth, 82, of Temple Hills, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton, Md.

Born March 19, 1918, in Myerstown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary Jane Furr Ramsburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andre Guth.

She attended Jefferson County Schools.

She retired, after 26 years, from Safeway Stores in Washington, D.C., as head cashier.

She was a member of Oxon Hill United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sisters, Florence James and Pauline DeHaven, both of Charles Town, W.Va.; two brothers, Glenn Ramsburg of Charles Town and Lee Ramsburg of Ellicott City, Md.; nieces and nephews; and a close friend, Andre Bouthillier.

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She was preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Clark and Jessie Boyd; and a brother, H. Clarence Ramsburg.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg, W.Va.

The family will receive friends today from 1 to 3 p.m. at George P. Kalas, 6160 Oxon Hill Road in Oxon Hill, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Summit Point United Methodist Church, c/o Mary Christmas, Route 3, Box 69, Kearneysville, WV 25430.

Pauline E. Day

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Pauline Elizabeth Day, 73, of Charles Town, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born May 6, 1926, in Tulsa, Okla., she was the daughter of the late William and Frances Elizabeth Shriver Hull.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Day.

She was a homemaker.

She was a Baptist.

She volunteered at Senior Citizens Center in Ranson.

She is survived by four daughters, Karen E. Duke and Jacklyn Day, both of Charles Town, Debra Roberts of Accokeek, Md. and Virginia Gesford of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two sons, Wayne Day of Las Vegas and Benjamin Day of Charles Town; a sister, Kathy Daniels of Hawaii; a brother, Ralph Hull of New Mexico; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Billie Besonnie and Daisy Machione; and a brother, Charles Hull.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, in Ranson. Dr. Wyman Hall and Pastor Jack Rudy will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lester Carmack

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Lester Carmack, 75, of 415 N. 4th St., died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg.

Born June 11, 1924, in McConnellsburg, he was the son of the late Scott and Ethel Sipes Carmack.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Foreman Carmack, in 1980.

He was the director of Emergency Management Agency Civil Defense for 21 years. He owned a grocery store and furniture mart in McConnellsburg, a furniture mart in Chambersburg, Pa. for 10 years and served a four-year term on the McConnellsburg Council.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by two sons, Ronald L. Carmack of Harrisonville, Pa. and Kenneth E. Carmack of McConnellsburg; a brother, Robert Carmack of Chambersburg; a granddaughter; a grandson; his companion, Wilda Clark of Fort Loudon, Pa.; a niece and a nephew.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sipes Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Pa. Pastor Belvy White and Pastor David Oller will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in McConnellsburg.

There will be a private family viewing today from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lillian M. Parsons

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lillian Mae Parsons, 72, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at her home.

Born Sept. 12, 1927, in Terra Alta, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Roy and Viola Wright Cole.

She was a member of House of the Lord in Martinsburg.

She is survived by her husband, Samuel O. Parsons Sr.; a daughter, Linda P. Siviero of Falling Waters, W.Va.; three sons, Samuel O. Parsons Jr. and Terry W. Parsons, both of Martinsburg and William L. Parsons, of Hedgesville, W.Va.; six sisters, Peggy Hendricks, Ellen Myers and Nellie Jones, all of Perkasie, Pa., Mary Church and Delores Belford, both of Martinsburg and Ruth Porter of Denver; four brothers, Robert T. Cole of Perkasie, James Cole, Theodore Cole and Douglas Cole, all of Martinsburg; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann Clark; a sister, Shirley Cole; and a brother, Buddy Cole.

Services will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The Rev. Austin J. Caplinger will officiate. Burial will be in Central Chapel Cemetery in Ganotown, W.Va.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Violet C. Bishop

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