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Obituaries 4/28

April 27, 2000

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Edna L. Beers

KEYMAR, Md. - Edna Lucille Beers, 84, of 11404 Renner Road and formerly of Hagerstown, New York and Kasilof, Ala., died Thursday, April 27, 2000.

Born in Elizabethtown, N.Y., she was the daughter of Perry and Lillian Cole.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Beers.

She was a member of Unitarian Unversalist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Jean C. Davis of Ferndale, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Joan Davison of Smithsburg; two sons, Robert L. Beers Jr. of Keymar, with whom she lived and Barry L. Beers Shelley of Williamsburg, Va.; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mollie Davis; and a stepdaughter, Sara Stanley.

Services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Valerie T. Wills will officiate.

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Memorial donations may be made to Unitarian Unversalist Church, P.O. Box 1068, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

Franklin E. Hamburg

BOONSBORO - Franklin E. "Wimp" Hamburg, 65, of 59 S. Main St., died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 14, 1934, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Paul Franklin and Genieve Bowers Hamburg.

He was a 1952 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was employed by the Maryland State Forestry Department for 30 years, retiring in 1996.

He was a Protestant.

He was a marshal for Black Rock Golf Course; president of Washington County Sports Hall of Fame; past president of Washington County Junior Football League and Boonsboro Optimist Club; founder of Washington County Junior Olympics, and Boonsboro Youth Basketball League, for whom he coached; and co-founder of South Mountain Little League.

He worked with Boonsboro High School Future Farmers of America in a beautification program in Washington County.

He was football player for the Funkstown Redskins; and Harristown Rockets.

He played baseball with St. James, and Funkstown.

He was a fast pitch softball player for Boonsboro.

He was a member of Maryland Classified Employee Association; North American Rod and Gun Club; Funkstown Post 2345 Moose Club; and BPO Elks Lodge 2645 of Ocean City, Md.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Pete Sweeney Hamburg; three daughters, Kim Hamburg and Christy Weaver, both of Boonsboro, and Patti Ann Grimes of Ocean City; a son, Dean Hamburg of Hagerstown; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Koons.

It was his wish to donate his body for the benefit of medical science.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington County Sports Hall of Fame, Franklin E. "Wimp" Hamburg Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 277, Funkstown, MD 21734.

Larry G. Parson

DRY RUN, Pa. - Larry G. Parson, 41, of 16694 Dry Run Road South, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital in Chambersburg, Pa., following a recent illness and a 2 1/2 -year battle with cancer.

Born May 16, 1958, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Ronald W. and Kay Campbell Parson of Dry Run.

He was employed in maintenance-type jobs.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Terry L. Parson of Dry Run.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at John L. Agett Funeral Home, 18875 Main St., Dry Run. The Rev. Marlin A. Nell and Darwin Goshorn will officiate. Burial will be in United Methodist Church Cemetery in Doylesburg, Pa.

Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Doylesburg United Methodist Church, c/o Max Miller, Box 58, Dry Run, PA 17220.

Irene B. Cummins

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Irene B. Cummins, 64, of 4267 Lincoln Way East, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born March 25, 1936, in Myersville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Jesse C. Sr. and Della Ethel Guyer Gamble.

She retired in 1994 from Piney Mountain Nursing Home, after more than 10 years. She previously had worked for Menno Haven and Knouse Foods.

She was a member of First Church of God in Chambersburg and sang in the Fun Bunch Choir.

She is survived by her husband, John M. Cummins, whom she married Oct. 20, 1972; two sisters, Sylvia Peck of Orrtanna, Pa. and Goldie Jenkins of Carlisle; and a brother, Jesse C. Gamble Jr. of Carlisle, Pa.

She was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at First Church of God. The Rev. Earl E. Mills will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to First Church of God, 339 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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