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Obituaries for 12/1

November 30, 2000

Obituaries for 12/1



Dolores A. Butts

BOONSBORO - Dolores A. "Granny" Butts, 58, of 7 School House Court, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 5, 1942, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Thurman and Bernadette Ward Heilman.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James L. Twigg, in 1991.

She worked as a manager for Serv U Vending.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Butts; two sons, Aaron B. Twigg of Hagerstown and Mark D. Twigg of Williamsport; a stepdaughter, Deanna K. Neal of Clarksville, Tenn.; a stepson, David White of Hagerstown; four sisters, Erma Lee Hovatter, Carol Mannick, Bonnie Heilman and Leslie Beall, all of Frostburg, Md.; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Saturday at noon at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport. The Rev. J. Norman Mayer will officiate.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

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Joseph W. Sier

GAPLAND - Joseph Wilson Sier, 76, of 3618 Rohrersville Road, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 22, 1924, in Ijamsville, Md., he was the son of the late Walter and Margaret Cora Umberger Sier.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Garretts Mill Assembly of God.

He retired in 1983 from Fairchild Corp. after 31 years.

He was a member of Old Timers Club.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Audrey R. Kaetzel Sier; two daughters, Gay Deborah Stump and Monica Jo Marker, both of Gapland; a son, Byron Wilson Sier of Smithsburg; three sisters, Mildred Sier of Frederick, Md., Pauline Burroughs of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Dorothy Sier of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. The Revs. James W. Wolf and Dennis Carper will officiate. Burial will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery in Brownsville.

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




Paul L. Moats

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Paul L. Moats, 56, of 29 E. North St., died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born April 19, 1944, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Garnet H. and Lula Mae Ickes Moats.

He attended school in Tomstown, Pa., and Waynesboro.

He was employed by Knouse Foods in Gardeners, Pa., for 25 years as a laborer. He had worked for Bonded Applicators in Waynesboro; and Gettysburg Shoe Factory.

He is survived by his wife, Linda K. Diffenderfer Moats, whom he married Nov. 21, 1964; a daughter, Lisa K. Moats of Waynesboro; two sisters, Louves Hahn and Linda K. Young, both of Waynesboro; two brothers, Norvel E. Moats and Ronald L. Moats, both of Waynesboro; a grandson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. The Rev. Jay E. Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

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




George C. Shank Sr.

George Clifford Shank Sr., 77, of 17702 Daisy Drive, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 28, 1923, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Bruce Arlington and Mary M. Bartles Shank.

He retired in 1988 from Mack Trucks after 27 years.

He attended Williamsport Assembly of God.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Helen Barbara Grove Shank; a daughter, Linda G. Hendrickson of Hagerstown; two sons, the Rev. Robert E. Shank of Warrenton, Va. and George C. Shank Jr. of Chesterfield, Va.; four sisters, Ethel Drury, Mary G. Gladhill and Betty J. Boyd, all of Hagerstown, and Anna M. Harnish of Clear Spring; two brothers, Earl A. Shank of McSherrystown, Pa. and Charles A. Shank of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen V. French.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Williamsport Assembly of God, 15251 Falling Waters Road in Williamsport. The Revs. Daniel Jordan and A.J. Barrett will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike in Clear Spring, which will open at noon.




Merle I. Goode

RANSON, W.Va. - Merle Iden Goode, 76, of Ranson, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson.

Born Jan. 11, 1924, in Berryville, Va., he was the son of the late Herbert and Mae Willingham Goode.

He was preceded in death by his former companion, Janet Fraley, in 1987.

He retired in 1986, after 20 years of employment, from Badger-Powhatan Co. in Ranson.

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

He was of the Methodist faith.

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