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Obituaries 5/29

May 28, 2000

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Lee L. Smith

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Lee Lawrence Smith, 53, of Windy Lane, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at his home.

Born Feb. 21, 1947, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Abraham L. and Neva Coffman Smith.

He was self-employed in the drywall business.

He is survived by four daughters, Chininnia Devor of Falling Waters, Samantha Smith of Baltimore, Gretchen Deloso of Hagerstown and Neva Kim Casto of Gassaway, W.Va.; a sister, Judy Breeden of Hagerstown; a brother, Wayne Morris of Sun Lake, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack O. Morris.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Funkstown Park. The Rev. Donald Draper will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lee Smith Memorial for Hospice of Washington County, Hospice of the Panhandle, Cancer Center Ruby Memorial, P.O. Box 167 Falling Waters, WV 25419.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

James G. Shaull

BOONSBORO - James Gordon Shaull, 55, of 7437 Sharpsburg Pike, died Friday, May 26, 2000, as a result of injuries received in a farming accident.

Born Nov. 15, 1944, in Boonsboro, he was the son of Evelyn Mellott Shaull of Fairplay and the late James H. Shaull.

He was employed as a farmer his entire life.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of the Maryland Draft Horse Association.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Thomas A. Shaull of Boonsboro; three sisters, Shirley Graff of Fairplay, Bonnie Vecton and Patty Kennedy, both of Hahira, Ga.; his companion, Linda R. Ager of Hagerstown and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Manor Cemetery, Manor Church Road, Boonsboro. The Rev. Loyal H. Vanderveer will officiate.

There will be no public viewing, however, the family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro.

I. Louise Dale

BREEZEWOOD, Pa. - I. Louise Dale, 82, of 132 White Deer Drive, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at her home.

Born April 9, 1918, in Church Hill, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and B. Eva Metcalfe Hoover.

She was a 1936 graduate of the former Lemasters High School, Lemasters, Pa.

She assisted her husband in the operation of the Mercer Clothing Company of Mercersburg, Pa.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mercersburg.

She is survived by her husband, Phillip A. "Pete" Dale; a daughter, Barbara Frederick of Denver; a son, Anthony A. Dale of Breezewood and a sister, Cleone E. McAfee of Mercersburg.

She was preceded in death by a sister and an infant brother.

Final disposition will be private.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg.

Gladys I. George

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Gladys I. Mentzer George, 81, a resident of Greaton House, and formerly of Quincy, Pa., died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at the retirement home.

Born June 20, 1918, in the Gap area in Quincy Township near Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Walter D. and Ethel M. Monn Mentzer.

Her husband, Melvin G. George, died Feb. 20, 1989. They were married in March 1942.

She attended the Shoestring Hill Schools.

In her early life she was employed by Waynesboro Laundry. She was a homemaker most of her life.

She attended Grace Baptist Church, Waynesboro.

She is survived by a daughter, Darlene Gladhill of Waynesboro; a son, Harlan R. George of Quincy; a sister, Betty Helman of Waynesboro; two brothers, Daniel H. Mentzer of South Mountain, Pa., and Gene Mentzer of Quincy; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Shirley Mentzer, Rosalie Brown and Edna Mohn.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. John F. Huff will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Quincy.

The family will receive friends Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Ray J. Eckenrode

AMBERSON, Pa. - Ray J. Eckenrode, 91, of 16277 Johnson Road, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at his home.

Born Aug. 12, 1908, in Amberson Valley, Pa., he was the son of the late John E. and Margaret B. Varner Eckenrode.

His wife, Ruth G. Timmons Eckenrode, died April 17, 1961.

He was retired from the former Stanley Co., Chambersburg, Pa. He had at one time been employed by Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and he served several years as a Fannett Township Supervisor. He also owned and operated a saw mill for 17 years and owned and operated a farm all of his adult life.

He was a member of Amberson United Methodist Church, Amberson, where he served as a trustee for several years and an usher for 10 years.

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