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Obituaries for 7/9

July 08, 2000

Obituaries for 7/9



Dorothy G. Owens

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Dorothy G. Owens, 77, a resident of Outlook Point and formerly of 120 Gilbert Ave., Chambersburg, Pa., died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 29, 1923, in Madison County, Va., she was the daughter of the late William and Lillian Carey Washington.

She retired from Corning Glass Inc. in Greencastle, Pa. She also had been employed by the former Swift Co.; and the former Pet Inc., both of Chambersburg.

She was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Chambersburg.

She is survived by her husband, Houston F. Owens Sr.; two daughters, Betty Redmond of Las Vegas and Loretta Gordon of Chambersburg; two sons, Houston F. Owens Jr. and William Maurice Owens, both of Chambersburg; a sister, Sara Cook of Washington, D.C.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by a son, Louis Owens; three sisters; and a brother.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg. The Rev. G. Nathan Bell will officiate. Burial will be in Johnsontown Cemetery in Johnsontown, W.Va.

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

Lucy Y. Zepp

Lucy Y. Zepp, 94, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at Trinity Community in Beavercreek, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Z. Zepp.

She retired from the Washington County Health Department.

She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Lappans.

She was a member of Hagerstown Women's Club and a volunteer for English 2nd Language Program and at Western Maryland Hospital.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Bieberbach of San Antonio and Linda Stoner of Beavercreek; four grandchildren, Barbara E. Stafford, Mary Elizabeth Sannella, Michael D. Stoner and Gregory L. Stoner; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Gardens in Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 18313 Lappans, Boonsboro, MD 21713; or to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek.

Dorothy M. Carper

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Dorothy "Dottie" Mae Carper, 71, of Charles Town, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born June 10, 1929, in Summit Point, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harry T. and Elsie M. Dixon Carper.

She was a Methodist.

She is survived by two sisters, Betty V. Lake of Hagerstown and Barbara A. Jones of Cashtown, Pa.; three nieces; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by a nephew.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. The Rev. John Alfriend will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg, W.Va.

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

Robert A. Barnhart

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Robert Albert Barnhart, 60, of Big Cove Road, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 23, 1939, in Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of Evelyn Faith Barnhart of Warfordsburg and the late Albert Barnhart.

He was a 1958 graduate of Southern Fulton High School in Warfordsburg.

He retired from PennDOT as a state inspector in 1997 after 31 years of service. He also was a farmer.

He was a member and deacon of Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Alderton Barnhart, whom he married June 21, 1962; a daughter, Stephanie Harper of Warfordsburg; two sons, Stephen Barnhart and Jason Barnhart, both of Warfordsburg; two sisters, Marlene Hill of Hagerstown and Brenda Lane of Warfordsburg; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Alan Barnhart.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church. The Rev. John R. Barlow will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery with military honors by Fulton Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St. in Hancock; and Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the church. The funeral home will open at noon Monday.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Leukemia Society of America, 8600 La Salle Road, Baltimore, MD 21286.

William G. Porter Jr.

William Geary Porter Jr., 77, of Hagerstown, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 10, 1922, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late William G. Porter Sr. and Emilie Zeigler Porter.

He was a 1940 graduate of Hagerstown High School. He also was a graduate of the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.

He was owner and operator of Ravenswood Antique Center and W. G. Porter's Tobacco Store.

He was a 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1955 to 1958. He was a director of civil defense and served on the Gaming Commission.

He was a member of the Hagerstown Rotary Club, Funkstown American Legion Post 211, BPO of the Elks Lodge 378, Fraternal Order of Police, Funkstown Moose Lodge 2435 and the Alsatia Club.

He is survived by two cousins, Margaret Doub of Baltimore and Charles Zeigler of Hagerstown.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown. Monsignor Robert S. Passarelli will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

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