Obituaries for 10/19

October 19, 2000

Obituaries for 10/19

Walter D. Baker

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Walter Davis Baker, 58, of 518 W. Potomac St., died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md.

Born Aug. 16, 1942, in Lucketts, Va., he was the son of the late Otho Don and Minnie Estelle Carnes Baker.

He was a custodian at Brunswick Middle School.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Baker; a daughter, Melanie Dawn Hough of Boonsboro; three sisters, Hilda Jenkins of Fredericksburg, Va. Ethel Baker of Leesburg, Va. and Peggy Westhafer of Bealton, Va.; three brothers, Maniel Baker, Ronnie Baker and George Baker, all of Berryville, Va.; and a granddaughter.


He was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl Baker; and a brother, Charles Baker.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Brunswick Ambulance Co., 200 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD 21716.

Arrangements are by John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick.

Arthur D. DeHaven

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Arthur D. "Goose" DeHaven, 71, of Bunker Hill, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at his home.

Born June 15, 1929, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Arthur D. DeHaven Sr. and Bessie Rogers DeHaven.

He retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Circle of Love Church in Back Creek Valley.

He is survived by five daughters, Judy A. Kirsch of Hernando, Fla., Linda S. Shanks, Connie F. Edwards and Debbie D. Sandlin, all of Martinsburg, W.Va. and Pam Harden of Winchester, Va.; a son, Arthur D. DeHaven III of Martinsburg; a brother, Lyndon G. DeHaven, with whom he lived; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; nieces; nephews; and a close friend, Reva E. Miller of Bunker Hill.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie W. DeHaven; four sisters, Carrie Kurtz, Estelle Furley, Pearl Owens and Gertrude DeHaven; and five brothers, Earl F. DeHaven, James A. DeHaven, Melvin M. DeHaven, Lester L. DeHaven and Ray P. DeHaven.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The Rev. Dottie Dunham will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens with military graveside services by Veterans Combined Honor Guard of Martinsburg.

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

John F. Layton Jr.

WESTOVER, Md. - John Francis Layton Jr., 82, of Westover, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

Born in Gorham, Ill., he was the son of the late John F. Layton Sr. and Minnie Layton.

He was a Baptist pastor for more than 40 years with churches in Western Maryland and the Eastern Shore.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by three sons, John F. Layton III of Cockeysville, Md., David Layton of Germantown, Md. and Steve Layton of Stevensville, Md.; a brother, Bill Layton of California; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1 S. Somerset Ave. in Crisfield, Md. The Rev. Barry Devine will officiate.

Arrangements were by Short Funeral Home, Delmar, Del.

Leroy W. Riffle

THURMONT, Md. - Leroy Wayne Riffle, 66, of North Church Street and formerly a resident of Odd Fellows Home, Frederick, Md., died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Walkersville, Md.

Born Oct. 1, 1934, in Thurmont, he was the son of the late Albert J. and Nellie Moser Riffle.

He was a 1952 graduate of Thurmont High School.

He was part owner and operator of the former Riffle's Garage in Thurmont.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a Protestant.

He was a member of Edwin C. Creeger American Legion Post 168 of Thurmont; and Amvets Post 7 of Thurmont.

He is survived by three brothers, Elwood O. Riffle of Jupiter, Fla., Albert D. Riffle and Franklin E. Riffle, both of Thurmont; and nieces and nephews.

At his request, his body was donated to medical science.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702; or Thurmont Community Ambulance Service, 27 N. Church St., Thurmont, MD 21788.

Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home, Frederick.

Dolores M. Brown

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dolores M. Brown, 63, of 2308 Springfield Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at her home.

Born Sept. 26, 1937, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William and Josephine Schlimm Hynes.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Edward A. Brown Sr., whom she married May 27, 1961; two daughters, Patricia L. Brown and Susan M. Whitfield, both of Chambersburg; two sons, Edward A. Brown Jr. and Richard W. Brown, both of Chambersburg; a sister, Rosemary Dumser of New York; three granddaughters; and two grandsons.

She was preceded in death by 15 sisters and brothers.

Private graveside services will be held at Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg. Monsignor Thomas R. Brenner will officiate.

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