Obituaries for 7/17

July 16, 2000

Obituaries for 7/17

L. Irvin Brooks

L. Irvin Brooks, 73, of 628 N. Prospect St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at his home.

Born Feb. 13, 1927, in Front Royal, Va., he was the son of the late Luther I. and Mabel M. Grisby Brooks Sr.

He retired from Mack Trucks in 1980.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1951 and the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1949.

He was a member of Zion Baptist Church, where he was a former Honorable Trustee and choir member. He also was a member of Out Reach Ministry of Zion.

He was a member of UAW Union Local 171; Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion; The Pride of Hagerstown Elks Lodge 278 I.B.P.O.E. of W.; and North End Senior Citizen.


He is survived by his wife, Christine V. Hughs Brooks; four daughters, Karen Hoyt of Atlanta, Linda D. Brooks, Jackie K. Brooks and Joyce E. Brooks, all of Hagerstown; two sons, David R. Hughs and Luther I. Brooks III, both of Hagerstown; three sisters, Myrtle V. Harmon of Hagerstown, Kay O. Baker of Mount Pleasant, Texas and Yvonne Davis of New York City; a brother, Eddie Brooks of Hagerstown; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer M. Brooks.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church. The Rev. Haru Carter Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Virginia C. Dickerhoff

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Virginia Catherine Dickerhoff, 88, a resident of Eden Enterprises Assisted Living Home and formerly of Funk Avenue, Hancock, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Eden Enterprises.

Born Oct. 14, 1911, in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Irene Waugh Stotler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Vernon Dickerhoff, in 1981. They were married March 28, 1937.

She retired from Calburn Industries in Hancock as a seamstress. Previously, she was employed by Jacob Brothers in Hancock; and Interwoven Mill in Berkeley Springs.

She was a Protestant.

She is survived by a son, Richard V. Dickerhoff of Mercersburg, Pa.; two sisters, Anna M. Dickerhoff and Jessie Breakall, both of Hancock; a brother, Vernon Stotler of Berkeley Springs; a grandson; a step-grandson; and two step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Stotler and Irene Stotler; and two brothers, Harold Stotler and George Stotler.

A graveside service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mount Olivet Presbyterian Cemetery, 14253 Exline Road in Hancock. The Rev. George Lashley will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Eden Enterprises, Assisted Home Care, c/o Bobby Yost, 515 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Roger L. Smith

Roger Lee Smith, 56, a resident for the past two years of Western Maryland Hospital, Hagerstown and formerly of 827 Pine St. died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 29, 1943, in Chestnut Grove, Md., he was the son of the late Melvin Mayberry and Edna Irene Kesner Smith.

He was employed as a caretaker of the Funkstown Cemetery.

He was a member of Woodpoint Christian Chapel in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Doris M. Domer Smith; four daughters, Roxanne Smith of York, Pa., Rebecca James of Baxter, Tenn., Regina Cavender of Falling Waters, W.Va. and Robin Nalley of Williamsport; a son, Roger L. Smith Jr. of Baxter; two sisters, Nettie Gladden and Virginia Saunders, both of Hagerstown; six brothers, Lester Smith of Tyner, N.C., Charles Smith of Wilder, Tenn., Raymond Smith of Inwood, W.Va, Albert Smith, Edward Smith and Melvin Smith, all of Hagerstown; 12 grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters; and three brothers.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. The Rev. Noel Huffman will officiate. Burial will be in Bakersville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 10 a.m.

Joanne L. Park

FORT LITTLETON, Pa. - Joanne L. Park, 67, of Sinoquipe Road, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born Aug. 3, 1932, in McConnellsburg, she was the daughter of the late Clair K. and Katie E. Kendall Decker.

She served as Dublin Township tax collector in Fulton County for the past 21 years.

She was a member of Immanuel Bible Church in Three Springs, Pa.

She is survived by her husband, Foster W. Park, whom she married Aug. 26, 1950; a daughter, Patti Jo Hunsinger of Shade Gap, Pa.; a son, Andrew W. Park of Fort Littleton; a sister, Doris Fowler of Carlisle, Pa.; a brother, Richard Decker of Mercersburg, Pa.; four grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at M. R. Brown Funeral Home in Hustontown, Pa. Pastor Steve Heaster will officiate. Burial will be in Old Methodist Cemetery in Orbisonia, Pa.

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

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