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Obituaries for 10/9

October 08, 2000

Obituaries for 10/9



Leona E. Long

BOONSBORO - Leona Elizabeth "Snooks" Long, 71, of 101 Young Ave., died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born Nov. 27, 1928, in Luray, Va., she was the daughter of the late James R. and Gleadith I. Good Potts.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, and the Senior Bible Class.

She was a member of Clopper-Michael Post 10 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Boonsboro, Boonsboro Senior Citizens, and a former volunteer with American Red Cross and Washington County Hospital Auxiliary.

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She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Howard Franklin Long; a son, Howard Wayne Long of Boonsboro; two sisters, Margaret Potts of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Naomi Ruth Brackett of Hagerstown; two brothers, James Buddy Potts of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Robert Potts of Martinsburg; and a grandson.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Robert Brennan will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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




Patricia M. Evans

LEESBURG, Va. - Patricia Marie Evans, 71, a resident of Heritage Hall Nursing Home, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 15, 1929, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Russell Irving Stottlemyer and Virginia Koontz Jackson.

She had been employed with E.J. Fennel Company of Hagerstown as a seamstress, and London Fog of Boonsboro.

She was a member of St. Johns Parish, Hagerstown.

She is survived by four sons, Woodrow W. Domer of St. Albans, W.Va., Clyde R. Domer of Emmitsburg, Md., Carl R. Domer of Washington, D.C., and Michael L. Evans of Boonsboro; three brothers, Samuel Snow, James Snow and John Snow, all of Martinsburg; a sister, Mary Crook of Syracuse, N.Y.; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Snow; and a sister, Georgia Bitterie.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Tim Lester will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association Western Maryland, 5 Public Square, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Robert N. Smith Jr.

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Robert Nicholas Smith Jr., 68, of 101 Blue Ridge Acres, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Jan. 26, 1932, in Savannah, Ga., he was the son of the late Robert N. Sr., and Irma Howard Smith.

He was a retired firefighter with the District of Columbia Fire Department and a retired home builder.

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

He was a member of the VFW, Retired Fire Fighters Association of D.C. and Sleepy Hollow Golf Course.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Schindell Smith; three daughters, Robin Kable of Westminster, Md., Kathleen Waldie of El Dorado, Calif., and Roselind Cleaver of Hawaii; a son, Robert N. Smith III of Westminster; three stepdaughters, Mary Ann Mildner and Betty Ida Peacock, both of Gaithersburg, Md., Janette Shaw of Kensington, Md.; a stepson, Robert D. Schindell of Clarksburg, Md.; a sister, Sally Corbin of Moorestown, N.J.; 21 grandchildren and a great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Henry H. Smith.

Memorial services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, 970 Washington St., Harpers Ferry. The Rev. Douglas Fraim will officiate.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.




Virgil R. Bell

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Virgil R. Bell, 84, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at City Hospital.

Born Nov. 1, 1915, in Kincheloe, W.Va., he was the son of the late R. Guy and Etta Brown Bell.

He was a 1935 graduate of United High School, West Milford, W.Va.

He was retired from E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., after 25 years of service.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and received the Bronze Star and the Good Conduct Medal.

He was a member of Tuscarora Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of Berkeley Post 14, American Legion, National Rifle Association and DuPont Retiree's Association.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Olive Smith Bell; a daughter, Linda Bell Brown of Martinsburg; a son, Richard Bell of Martinsburg; three sisters, Agnes Griffin and Wanda Life, both of Columbus, Ohio, and June Hay of Sebring, Fla.; a brother, Eugene Bell of Fairmont, W.Va.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Bell.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Revs. Richard Forbes and James R. Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

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