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Obituaries for 10/4

October 03, 2000

Obituaries for 10/4



Olive K. Hardy

BOLIVAR, W.Va. - Olive Katherine Hardy, 83, of Elm Street, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Canterbury Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Born Nov. 29, 1916, in Bolivar, she was the daughter of the late Richard Thomas and Emma Ballenger Rutherford.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Hardy Jr.

She was a Christian.

She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Elaine Horn of Bakerton, W.Va.; a son, Stephen Lee Hardy Sr. of Halltown, W.Va.; three sisters, Hazel Everhart of Pasadena, Md., Mary Rose Fadeley of Bolivar and Doris Stotler of Charles Town, W.Va.; a brother, Marcus Rutherford of Bolivar; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Corrine Rutherford and Gladys Lloyd; four brothers, Gilbert Rutherford, Thomas Rutherford, Ralph Rutherford and Robert Rutherford; and a granddaughter.

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Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, 970 Washington St. in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Steve Marshall and Stephen Jayne will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Lutheran Cemetery in Bolivar.

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




George R. Porter

George Robert Porter, 75, of 213 N. Colonial Drive in Hagerstown, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at his home in Broadway, Va.

Born Sept. 19, 1925, in New Alexandria, Pa., he was the son of the late George G. and Wealthy Murphy Porter.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Porter, in 1982.

He was employed as a safety manager by Pleasant Excavation Co.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as a medic.

He was a former member of VFW; and a member of NRA.

He is survived by his former second wife, Joyce Porter of Olney, Md.; three daughters, Joan Crowley of Charlottesville, Va. and Betty Edleblute and Nancy Porter, both of Hagerstown; two sons, Robert Porter of Bealeton, Va. and Michael Porter of Olney; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Porter; and two sisters, Sally Probst-Miller and Betty King.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. The Rev. Alan Avera will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Steeles Tavern, Va.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250.




Lloyd L. Lawrence

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lloyd Lee Lawrence, 74, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at his home.

Born Nov. 10, 1925, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Earl R. Lawrence Sr. and Hazel P. Howie Lawrence.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Audrey G. Lawrence.

He retired in 1987 from Mack Trucks in Hagerstown, after 25 years as a production technician. He previously was employed by Fairfield Aircraft; and A. R. Emery.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, in the South Pacific.

He was a member of Charity Revival Center in Martinsburg.

He was a member of Naval War Memorial USS KIDD of Louisiana; Nimitz Museum of Fredericksburg, Texas; U.S. Naval Memorial of Washington, D.C.; National Arbor Society; West Virginia Farm Bureau; Berkeley Post 14 American Legion; Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW; and UAW Local 171.

He is survived by his second wife, Jeannie C. Reynard Lawrence; three daughters, Patricia H. Layton of Winchester, Va., Dianne M. Mills of Martinsburg and Janice K. Albright of Kearneysville, W.Va.; a son, David L. Lawrence of Winchester; two stepsons, Larry Wolfe and Ronnie Wolfe, both of Chambersburg; a brother, Lewis Donald Lawrence of Chambersburg, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas L. Lawrence; two brothers, Austin G. Lawrence and Earl R. Lawrence Jr.; and a grandson.

Services will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The Rev. Frank Marcum will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery with military services by Veterans Combined Honor Guard of Martinsburg.

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




Jack C. Clohan Sr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Jack C. Clohan Sr., 83, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born March 13, 1917, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Robert Anderson and Edith Mae Nicely Clohan.

He was a 1935 graduate of Martinsburg High School, where he excelled in sports. He was a 1939 graduate of Syracuse University, where he played football and baseball.

He was a safety engineer for Martin Marietta for 42 years.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, was chairman of the deacons, and past president of Men's Bible Class.

He was past treasurer of Adam Stephen Memorial Association; and past president of Martinsburg High School Alumni Association.

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