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December 03, 2000
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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or to Evangelistic Temple, 764 Spruce St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Robert M. Poe

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Robert McNair "Bob" Poe, 83, of 3265 Woodstock Road, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born May 5, 1917, in Greene Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Roy Charles and Ruth Brechbiel Poe.

He and his wife owned and operated a dairy farm. They also grew tomatoes and squash for the former H.J. Heinz Company and Musselman. They operated Poe's Home Grown for many years.

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He was a member of Chambersburg Brethren in Christ Church, Chambersburg, where he served as a Sunday School superintendent, Sunday School teacher, and as the young people's chairman.

He sang with the Gospel Tide Hour, Chambersburg, for 25 years.

He served on the Lodging Committee at Roxbury Holiness Camp for 25 years.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Stamy Poe, whom he married Oct. 26, 1938; two daughters, Coetta Jane Ramsey of Chambersburg, and Joyce Ann Hornbaker of Shippensburg, Pa.; four sons, Rev. Marshall Stamy Poe of Managua, Nicaragua, Robert Nelson Poe of Winfield, Pa., Jay Elton Poe of Carlisle, Pa., and Lee McNair Poe of Greencastle, Pa.; five sisters, Mildred Starr, V. Eleze McKenzie, Dorothy Lawyer and Ruth Small, all of Chambersburg, and Isabell Wenger of Lancaster, Pa.; two brothers, R. Charles Poe and Theodore Poe, both of Chambersburg; 23 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, M. Evelyn Poe; three brothers, Donald Poe, William Poe and Arthur Poe; and a grandson.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Chambersburg Church of Christ, 465 Center St., Chambersburg. The Revs. A. Graybill Brubaker and David A. Erisman will officiate. Burial will be in Air Hill Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg, and Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Tide Hour, P.O. Box 151, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or to Chambersburg Church of Christ, 465 Center Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Douglas Dennison Jr.

RANSON, W.Va. - Douglas Dennison Jr., 78, of Orchard Hills, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Feb. 18, 1922, in Blair, (Jefferson Co.), W.Va., he was the son of the late John D. and Lillie Blanche Cox Dennison.

He attended Harpers Ferry High School.

He retired in March 1984, after 26 years of service with the Department of Transportation, at Dulles, Va., Airport. Prior to that, he served with Charles Town Police Department for nine years.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, with the 79th Infantry Division, Company H, as a staff sergeant.

He was a member of Zion Episcopal Church, Charles Town, W.Va.

He was a member of Malta Masonic Lodge 80, A.F.&A.M. Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948, all of Charles Town.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn A. Willis Dennison, whom he married in 1948; a step-son, Calvin M. Bennett of Aiken, S.C.; five grandchildren, Cindy Balshaw, Christopher Bennett, Mark Bennett, Matt Bennett and Lisa Fath; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John William Dennison.

Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. John T. Weise will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery.

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




Thelma B. Pringle

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Thelma Birge "Kitty" Pringle, 69, of Patrick Henry Estates, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at her home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born Sept. 25, 1931, in Thompkinsville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Walter H. and Castine Kingery Birge.

She was a graduate of Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green, Ky.

She helped her husband in the operation of Riddlebergers Store, Charles Town.

She was of Protestant faith.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, William H. "Bill" Pringle; a brother, Carol Birge of Bowling Green; and a niece, Doris Moore of Bowling Green.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. John Alfriend will officiate. Burial will be private.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Clifton L. Hanes

RANSON, W.Va. - Clifton Leon Hanes, 76, of 111 E. 6th Ave., died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson.

Born May 19, 1924, in Bakerton, W.Va., he was the son of the late Claude Mansfield and Nellie Virginia Mills Hanes.

He retired from the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II during the Korean Conflict.

He was of Methodist faith.

He is survived by a daughter, Debbie Hanes of Washington state; three sisters, Louise Lisak of Warren, Ohio, Virginia Howdershell of Berryville, Va., and Hazel Slusher of Ranson; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, 970 Washington St., Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The Rev. William Custer will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Independent Fire Company, P.O. Box 925, Charles Town, WV 25414.

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