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July 03, 2000

Obituaries for 7/3



Edith U. Downey


WILLIAMSPORT - Edith Ursula Bell Downey, 84, of 11211 Kemps Mill Road, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at her home, Dutch Folley.

Born Oct. 30, 1915, at Dutch Folley, she was the daughter of the late Keller Byers Sr. and Amy Cordelia Lesher Bell.

Her husband, Charles L. Downey, died in 1990.

She was a 1933 graduate of Williamsport High School and a 1937 graduate of the University of Maryland.

She taught home economics in Washington County schools.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsport, where she sang in the choir and directed and taught Bible School and Sunday School. She was the first woman in the Maryland Synod to serve on a Lutheran Church Council. She served as secretary of the council and benevolent treasurer of the church.

She was a member of the Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, AARP, The Washington County Republican Club and Beta Eta Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.

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She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Bell Martin of Ringgold; a son, Richmond Lee Downey of Williamsport; two grandchildren, Katherine G. Martin of York, Pa., and Brian E. Martin of Smithsburg, and two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, E. Virginia Lore and Amanda K. Phillips; three brothers, Martin L. Bell, Keller B. Bell Jr., and Dr. Houston L. Bell.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport. The Rev. W. Gregory Martin will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Clear Spring.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday at Dutch Folley, 11211 Kemps Mill Road, from 3 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund or to Williamsport Ambulance Service, 30 W. Salisbury St., Williamsport, MD 21795, or Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Angela M. Long


FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Angela Marie Long, 27, of Falling Waters, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, in Charles Town, W.Va.

Born Sept. 1, 1972, in Mount Airy, Md., she was the daughter Deborah Furr Raymond McCall of Saltville, Va., and the late Edward Raymond Sr.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Mike Long; a daughter, Kimberly Ann Gilliam at home; two sons, Chris Adams and Shawn Gilliam, both at home; four brothers, Edward Raymond Jr. of Martinsburg, W.Va., Buddy McCall, Shane McCall and Jason McCall, all of Saltville, and maternal grandmother, Marry Furr of Silver Spring, Md.

Memorial services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, 970 Washington St., Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The Rev. Douglas Fraim will officiate.

Lawrence W. Christman


MONT ALTO, Pa. - Lawrence William "Larry" Christman, 61, of 101 Reynolds Ave., died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at his home.

Born Jan. 1, 1939, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Esther Ruth Wagaman Christman of Mont Alto and the late John Christman.

He received his G.E.D. from Waynesboro High School.

He was employed at Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro, since 1972, first as a tool grinder and then in the tool crib. He retired in 1997. He served as a Mont Alto Borough police officer for a number of years, leaving the force in 1972.

He was a member of Quincy United Methodist Church, Quincy, Pa.

He was a member of Mont Alto Volunteer Fire Company and Relief Association, serving as fire company president in 1993 and in various other positions with the fire company. He was a member of the Mont Alto Ambulance Squad and served as ambulance chief. He was a member of Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Company, Greencastle Sportsmen's Association and National AARP.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Karen J. Pearson Christman, whom he married May 19, 1984; two daughters, Toya K. Bowers of Mont Alto and Trudy C. Mason of Waynesboro; a son, Dale E. Christman of Chambersburg, Pa.; two stepsons, David B. Carbaugh of Littlestown, Pa., and Philip D. Carbaugh of Waynesboro; a sister, Donna Dunphy of Canton, Mich.; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Quincy United Methodist Church, 8734 Anthony Highway, Quincy. The Rev. John L. Rauch will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family will receive friends Thursday following the memorial service in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mont Alto Fire Company, P.O. Box 310, Mont Alto, PA 17237-0310.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Clarence E. Hartley Jr.


SYKESVILLE, Md. - Clarence E. "Ed" Hartley Jr., 74, of Sykesville, died Friday, June 30, 2000, in Veterans Affairs Hospital, Baltimore.

Born Feb. 2, 1926, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Clarence E. Sr. and Marjorie Cave Hartley.

He was employed as a carpenter and salesman.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II.

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