Obituaries for 11/22

November 22, 2000

Obituaries for 11/22

Nellie D. Owen

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Nellie Divel McFarland Owen, 83, of Old 126, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born May 23, 1917, in Warfordsburg, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Maude Truxel Divel.

She was a homemaker.

She attended Mays Chapel Christian Church in Warfordsburg.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, David A. Owen; a daughter, Darlene Guckert of Zelienople, Pa.; a son, Darryl E. McFarland of Houston, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Shelia Owen of Lake Placid, N.Y. and Cathy Stolz of Liverpool, N.Y.; a stepson, Duane Owen of Winooski, Vt.; a sister, Carrie Kerns of Warfordsburg; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Larry D. McFarland and Dale W. McFarland; a sister, Pearl Barton; and a brother, James Divelbliss.


Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St. in Hancock. The Rev. Marion Nesselrodt will officiate. Burial will be in Mays Chapel Christian Cemetery, Buck Valley Road in Warfordsburg.

The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Andrew O. Sullivan

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Andrew "Jack" Overbey Sullivan, 91, of Menno Haven, and formerly of 102 W. Main St., Mont Alto, Pa., died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 3, 1909, in Franklin, Tenn., he was the son of the late William Levi and Amanda S. Overbey Sullivan.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Frances Rodgers Sullivan Shellenberger, Rosella Petters Carngie Sullivan and Esther Knepper Brubaker Sullivan.

He was a 1928 graduate of Williamson County High School in Tennessee.

He retired in 1973 from the Department of the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C. after 30 years, based out of Letterkenny Army Depot. He also worked for Safeway stores as a butcher for 14 years.

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

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Mont Alto, and the Men's Sunday School Class.

He was a member of George Washington Lodge 143 F&AM of Chambersburg; Zembo Temple of Harrisburg, Pa.; member and past president of Waynesboro Shrine Club; a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Harrisburg, Pa.; York Rite Pennsylvania District; BPO Elks 600 of Chambersburg; a member and past commander of DAV Chapter 110 of Chambersburg; a member of American Legion Joe Stickle Post 15; Zembo Luncheon Club; a member and past president of Zembo Golf Club; and a member of all the shrine clubs in Fulton, Adams and Franklin, Pennsylvania Counties.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary Sue Reed of Waynesboro, Pa.; a son, William R. Sullivan of Keedysville; a stepdaughter, Charlotte Lowman of Waynesboro; seven grandsons; three step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Charlotte Lowman; a stepson, James A. Carngie; and eight sisters and brothers.

Services with military honors will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Lochstampfor Funeral Home, South Church and West Second streets in Waynesboro. Burial will be in Burns Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, Organ Fund, Mont Alto, PA 17237.

Robert A. Smith

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Robert Allen Smith, 68, of Charles Town, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 6, 1932, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Alexander and Mary Frazier Smith.

He retired from Charles Town Races, where he had worked as a groomsman.

He is survived by four daughters, Joan Washington of Martinsburg, W.Va., Robin Bounds of Bethany, Okla., Mary Weaver and Doris Roberta Smith, both of Ranson, W.Va.; two sons, Paul Lee Smith of Spain and Ronald Dewayne Smith of Hillsboro, W.Va.; two sisters, Shirley Smith and Mary Smith, both of Baltimore; three brothers, Raymond Smith, Walter Smith and Wallace Smith, all of Baltimore; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Alexander B. Smith Jr., James Albert Smith, Richard Lee Smith, Ralph Eugene Smith and Delma Smith.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home in Ranson. Elder Marva Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Elmer L. Socks

Elmer Lee "Tater" Socks, 76, of King Street, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at his home.

Born Oct. 25, 1924, in Washington County, he was the son of the late John Albert and Rozelia Elizabeth Shank Socks.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, June Socks, in 1998.

He was a carpenter for the Historical Preservation Carpentry Department.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the African Campaign.

He was a former member of Carpenter's Local 340 of Hagerstown.

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