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Obituaries 5/27

May 26, 2000

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Saturday, May 27, 2000 Edition


James L. Nokes

KNOXVILLE, Md. - James Lee Nokes, 59, of 2215 Kaetzel Road, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 13, 1940, in Washington County, he was the son of the late James Arthur and Dorothy Etta Virts Nokes.

He was a 1957 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

He retired from Eastalco Aluminum Co. in Buckeystown, Md., after 25 years as a welder.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren.

He was a member of Grand Lodge 191 AF&AM Masons of Brunswick, Md.; Steadman-Keenan Post 96 American Legion of Brunswick; and National Rifle Association.

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He is survived by a daughter, Kelly D. Nokes Campbell of Sykesville, Md.; three sons, James L. Nokes Jr. and Ricky L. Nokes, both of Knoxville, and Harvey E. Nokes of Hagerstown; a sister, Sylvia D. Mullenix of Knoxville; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Vincent P. Nokes.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Brownsville Church of the Brethren. The Revs. Carol and Duane Strickler will officiate. Burial will follow in Brownsville Heights Cemetery with military honors provided by members of Steadman-Keenan Post 96 American Legion.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro.

Paul O. Schwartz

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Paul O. Schwartz, 82, of Charles Town, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Dec. 13, 1917, in Wisconsin, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Frieda Schwartz.

He was a graduate of Stout State College.

He was a teacher for 28 years at schools in Annandale, Va.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, holding the rank of lieutenant.

He was a member of the Lions Club, DAV Commanders' Club, VAMC Stroke Club, Moose Lodge, American Legion and Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He is survived by two brothers, James Schwartz of Sun Prairie, Wis., and Donald Schwartz of Elkhart, Ind.

He was preceded in death by a sister and four brothers.

Graveside services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Anne R. Corwell

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Anne R. Corwell, 80, of 407 Hood St., died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Oct. 8, 1919, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Charlotte Bollinger Eck.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garnet E. Corwell, in 1977.

She was a 1937 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg.

She worked as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda S. Barnhart of Chambersburg; two sons, Garnet E. Corwell Jr. of Tampa, Fla., and John E. Corwell of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Teresa Hartman of Chambersburg; two brothers, Paul Eck of Waynesboro, Pa., and Joseph Eck of Rouzerville, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith A. Wright; sisters and brothers; and a grandson.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg. The Rev. Daniel F. Lawler will officiate. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery in Chambersburg.

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

Orville R. Wenger

SCOTLAND, Pa. - Orville R. Wenger, 78, of 3956 Scotland Main St., died Friday, May 26, 2000, at his home.

Born Sept. 12, 1921, in Edenville, Pa., he was the son of the late Morris and Elsie Rife Wenger.

He was an auto mechanic at Wadel's Amoco Station in Scotland for 40 years. He was then employed for a number of years as a plumber with C.V. Wenger Inc. in Chambersburg, Pa., and later was employed as a builder by James Richardson in Scotland.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in India, Burma and Thailand.

He was a member of Mount Pleasant United Brethren Church in Chambersburg.

He was a member of Detrich-Brechbill Post 612 American Legion of St. Thomas, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Helen G. Furry Wenger, whom he married June 28, 1947; a son, Albert J. Wenger of Mainsville, Pa.; two sisters, Luella Crist and Dorothy Finafrock, both of Chambersburg; a brother, Chester V. Wenger of Chambersburg; and a grandson.

He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mount Pleasant United Brethren Church, 2509 Black Gap Road in Chambersburg. The Revs. Daryl M. Elliott and Christopher T. Little will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg, and Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the church.

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