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Obituaries 5/10

May 09, 2000

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Wednesday, May 10, 2000 Edition


Loyd C. Chapman

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Loyd Clifford "Pedro" Chapman, 44, of Hedgesville, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Oct. 7, 1955, in Lehigh, Pa., he was the son of Margaret A. Kaczmarek Chapman of Shickshinny, Pa. and the late Elias I. Chapman.

He was employed by Virginia Maryland Tree in Hamilton, Va.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons, Eli Chapman of Virginia and William Chapman of Hedgesville; two sisters, Grace Olenick of Berwick, Pa. and Rose Flores of Wapwallopen, Pa.; a brother, John Chapman of New Jersey; and a close friend, Christine Courtney of Hedgesville.

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Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. Pastor Jack Rudy will officiate. Burial will be in Tomahawk Cemetery.

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

Martha L. Wilson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martha L. Wilson, 72, of Martinsburg, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born June 25, 1927, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Leonard C. and Geneva Clark White.

She retired from Berkeley County Schools, after cooking at Berkeley Heights Elementary School for 20 years.

She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Norman M. Wilson; two sisters, Naomi Arnold of Dalton, Ga. and Ruth Ann Lewis of Martinsburg; a granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Douglas May; a sister, Juanita Ambrose; and two brothers, Edward C. White and Garland W. White.

Services will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The Rev. Al Clipp will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Robert P. Boward

Robert Perry Boward, 72, of 212 Rockwillow Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at his home.

Born Sept. 8, 1927, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Margery Divens Triplett of Hagerstown and the late Robert Perry Boward Sr.

He was employed by Fairchild Aircraft from 1945 to 1962; and by Mack Trucks, retiring in 1988.

He served in the U.S. Army in Japan and Korea from 1950 to 1952.

He was a member of Evangel Baptist Church.

He was a member of VFW Post 1936; and Moc Pup Tent 7.

He was president of West End Little League and Hub City Basketball League; manager of fast pitch teams from the 1950's to 1970's. He was involved in the formation of Superior Youth League.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Betty J. Boward; a stepson, Danny Lee Garling of Hagerstown; two sisters, Margaret Holliday of Miami and Jane Webb of Hagerstown; a brother, Kenneth Boward of Port Richey, Fla.; five stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Evangel Baptist Church, 17922 Broadfording Road in Hagerstown. The Revs. Ernest Thompson and Dale R. Carver will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North in Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Evangel Baptist Church, 17922 Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Hagerstown Bible Church, 203 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Evelyn P. Rodgers

Evelyn Pauline Rodgers, 86, of 1041 Glenwood Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Williamsport Nursing Home in Williamsport.

Born Dec. 27, 1913, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry Bert and Ruth I. Moats Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ordean J. Rodgers, in 1971.

She was a 1932 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She retired from Ross Garment Co. in Hagerstown in 1978 after 20 years as a seamstress.

She was a member of Hagerstown Presbyterian Church.

She was a member of Hagerstown Senior Citizens; International Ladies Garment Workers Union in New York; and a former member of Waynesboro BPO Elks.

She is survived by two sons, Robert D. Rodgers Sr. of Funkstown and Donald E. Rodgers of Hagerstown; a sister, H. Larue Lehr of Felton, Pa.; two brothers, Glenn O. Miller of Warnersville, Pa. and Clark W. Miller of Greencastle, Pa.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Jay Fretz will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

H. Jane Martin

H. Jane Martin, 87, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

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