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January 02, 2001

Obituaries for 1/2

Sarah E. Clark

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Sarah Elizabeth "Pet" Carr Clark, 61, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Sept. 2, 1939, in Cherry Run, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Margie Litten Starliper.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell Allen Carr, and her second husband, Vernon Clark.

She attended Cherry Run School.

She worked at Perfection Garment, Martinsburg, and at Calburn Sewing Factory in Hancock. She and her late husband, Vernon Clark, owned and operated V&S Contracting in Berkeley Springs. She was a homemaker in recent years.

She attended Berkeley Springs Church of Christ.

She is survived by four daughters, Delores Carr of Martinsburg, Amy Carr and Cheryl Smith, both of Berkeley Springs and Drema Lloyd of Hagerstown; two sons, Russell Carr of Berkeley Springs and Piphat Todd Carr of Hedgesville, W.Va.; five grandchildren; four sisters, Betty Silver and Oleta Cain, both of Berkeley Springs, Mary Apple of Cherry Run and Dorothy Stuckey of Martinsburg; nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by four sisters, Violet Householder, Mattie Bohrer, Nancy Weicht and Norma Jean Hoover; three brothers, Harry Starliper, Marshall Starliper and Billy E. Seckman.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Henry L. Fisher will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Sleepy Creek, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open Wednesday from 10 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Cemetery Association, in care of Dwight and Ruth Fox, Route 3, Box 1310, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

John C. Funk

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - John C. "J.C." Funk, 82, of 13121 Little Cove Road, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Jan. 27, 1918, in Little Cove, he was the son of the late Joseph C. and Charlotte P. Myers Funk.

He was a lifelong dairy farmer in Little Cove.

He was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church of Little Cove for 61 years where he served on various committees.

He was a former Warren Township supervisor. He was a former member of the former Warren Township School Board. He served as a member of the former James Buchanan Joint School System Board and Authority, and was finance committee chairman. In 1978 he was recognized by Franklin County as a conservation farmer. In the 1950's he was a 4-H leader.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Jane Zimmerman Funk, whom he married Aug. 3, 1939; a daughter, Charlotte E. Carbaugh of Little Cove; three grandchildren, Jeffery L. Funk and Jane E. Bankson, both of Little Cove, and Diane R. Sollenberger of St. Thomas, Pa.: and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Henry K. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, and Thursday one hour prior to the services.

The family requests the omission of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in care of Helen Rank, 2511 Ft. Loudon Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236.

Gladys L. Byers

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gladys L. Hammer Byers, 89, a resident of Menno Haven, and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Oct. 15, 1911, in Elkton, Va., she was the daughter of the late Leate J. and Bertha Breedan Hammer.

Her husband, Charles R. Byers, died Feb. 15, 1982. They were married Dec. 19, 1930.

She studied nursing at Sweet Briar College, Lynchburg, Va.

She was employed by Franklin County Courthouse as a tip staff, now called a bailiff, for more than 30 years.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Waynesboro, and the Ladies Sunday School Class.

She was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15 Ladies Auxiliary; William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695 Ladies Auxiliary, both of Waynesboro, and the National AARP.

She is survived by a half-sister, Dorothy Montleone of Allentown, Pa.; a half-brother, L. J. Hammer of Shenandoah, Va.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, James Hammer and Emory L. Hammer; a half-sister, Anna Lee Baer; two half-brothers, Charles Hammer and Elwood Hammer.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Burns Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. The Rev. James T. Williams will officiate.

There will be no public viewing at her request.

The family wishes the omission of flowers and that memorial contributions be made to the Benevolent Fund of Menno Haven, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Alvernon C. Hovermale

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