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www obits for 12/27

December 27, 2000

Obituaries for 12/27



Marie J. Williams

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Marie J. Williams, 94, of Charles Town, and formerly of Stoneleigh, Md. and Towson, Md., died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at Shenandoah Nursing Home in Charles Town.

She was preceded in death by her husband, N. Bancroft Williams.

She is survived by one son, Paul Williams of Cape Coral, Fla.; one brother, Samuel McCann of Bel Air, Md.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A Mass will be offered Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Baltimore. Burial will be in Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore.

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Visitation will be Friday at the church at 9:30 a.m.

Arrangements are by Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home in Baltimore.

Vincent P. Noll

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Vincent P. Noll, 76, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at his home.

Born Aug. 19, 1924, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Roy C. and Sarah Koontz Noll.

He was a 1942 graduate of St. Joseph High School.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Patterson "Pat" Noll.

He retired from E.I. Dupont Inc.

He was a veteran of World War II and served during the Korean War.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

He was a state deputy and member of Knights of Columbus Martinsburg Council 1169; a member of Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW and Berkeley Post 14 American Legion. He served on the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation Board, was a former basketball coach for St. Joseph School and wrote sports articles for the Martinsburg Journal.

He is survived by three daughters, Ann M. Smallwood, Marcia L. Noll and Melissa S. Warner, all of Martinsburg; two sons, Lawrence P. Noll and Jeffrey M. Noll, both of Martinsburg; one sister, Agnes P. Noll of Martinsburg; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg. The Rev. John V. DiBacco Jr. will be celebrant. Burial and prayers will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., in Martinsburg. A Vigil service will be held at 8:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School, 336 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Annie M. Crossfield

Annie Mae Watts Crossfield, 60, of 802 Woodland Way, Hagers-town, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, in Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 8, 1940, in Orange, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Tabb and Annie Watts.

She received her education in the Mecklenburg County school system, Chase City, Va.

She was last employed at Larstan Industries and Stationery House, both in Hagerstown.

She was a member of A House of Prayer for All People Deliverance Ministries, Inc., Martinsburg, W.Va.

She is survived by four sons, David Watts, Thomas Watts, C. Alvin Watson, all of Hagerstown, and Paul Watts of Ellicott City, Md.; eight sisters, Betty Watts of New York City, Jean Cabbagestalk of Baltimore, Mary McNeil of Fayetteville, N.C., Geraldine Saunders and Shirley Maynard, both of Hagerstown, Varnice Bassfield of Bloomfield, N.J., Beatrice Watts of Washington, D.C., and Kathleen Watts of Bowie, Md.; three brothers, Joe Louis Watts of Richmond, Va., Ernest Watts and John Allen Watts, both of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Tabb Watts.

Services will be held Thursday at noon at Zion Baptist Church, 61 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Gertrude Dixon will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be held Thursday one hour prior to the services at the church.

Arrangements are by Watson Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Samuel C. Beitler Sr.

Samuel Conrad Beitler Sr., 82, of Salem Avenue in Hagerstown, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 14, 1918, in Edgemont, Md., he was the son of the late Samuel L. and Helen Conrad Beitler.

His wife, Virginia L. Beitler, died in 1990.

He retired from Pangborn Corp. after 16 years as a sheet metal worker, and was previously employed by Western Maryland Railroad.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star and Purple Heart, among others.

He was a member of Grace Brethren Church and was active in Grace Brethren Keenagers.

He was a member of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion.

He is survived by one daughter, Susan P. Mullineaux of Hagerstown; one son, Samuel C. Beitler Jr., of Hagerstown; one sister, Helen Beasley of Halfway; two brothers, Harry A. Beitler of South Carolina and Robert Beitler of Downsville; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Catherine Beaver; and one brother, William E. Beitler.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert L. Dell will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery with military services by American Legion, Morris Frock Post 42.

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