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Obituaries for 1/9

January 08, 2001

Obituaries for 1/9



Ernest E. Scharf

NEEDMORE, Pa. - Ernest E. Scharf, 79, of Thompson Road, and formerly of Greenwich, Conn., died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born July 29, 1921, in Rye, N.Y., he was the son of the late Ernest John and Elsa Ericson Scharf.

He was a self-employed TV repair technician.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by his wife, Jane E. Herman Scharf, whom he married Sept. 3, 1967; a step-son, James Ericson of Needmore; five step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Bethel Community Church, Warfordsburg, Pa. The Rev. Lauren Horst will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

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The family requests the omission of flowers and that memorial contributions be made to Bethel Community Cemetery Fund in care of Cheryl Smith, HC 80 Box 1, Warfordsburg, PA 17267.




Raymond D. Painter Sr.

BALTIMORE, Md. - Raymond D. Painter Sr., 64, of Baltimore, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born May 30, 1936, in Charles Town, W.Va., he was the son of the late Clarence Washington and Ellen Buckner Painter.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Howard Painter; a daughter, Barbara Smith of Baltimore; four sons, Michael R. Painter, Raymond D. Painter Jr., Randy Painter and Johnny Painter, all of Baltimore; two sisters, Anna Jarvis and Eleanor Williams, both of Martinsburg; two brothers, Robert Painter of Baltimore and Wade Painter of Martinsburg; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Donna R. Painter; three brothers, Richard Painter, Lewis Painter and Charles Painter.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 10:45 a.m. at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, Md.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




G. Helen Fraley

HIGH POINT, N.C. - G. Helen Fraley, 83, formerly of Great Cacapon, W.Va., died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Evergreens Nursing Center, High Point.

Born Aug. 30, 1917, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Arthur Beal and Icy Deloris Yost DeHaven.

Her husband, Roy E. Fraley, died in 1984.

She was employed as a store clerk.

She formerly attended Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

She is survived by a sister, Viola Weber of High Point; a niece; four nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Tracy DeHaven.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. Elder William Payne will officiate. Burial will be in Enon Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Largent, W.Va.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.




Joseph S. Durbin

Joseph Samuel Durbin, 88, of 271 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Julia Manor Nursing Home.

Born Dec. 18, 1912, in Halfway, he was the son of the late Edwin G. and Florence G. McElroy Durbin.

He was employed with the county as a park guard for six years, retiring in 1987. Prior to that he was employed with Purolator Security.

He was a member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren.

He is survived by his wife, Leoda Mae Durbin; a daughter, Florence Irene Durbin of Falling Waters, W.Va.; two sisters, Mary M. Keyser and Mae Babb, both of Hagerstown; three step-daughters, Mary Dillon of Woodbridge, Va., Alice Whittington and Ruth Smith, both of Hagerstown; a step-son, Edward Turner of Louisiana; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a foster son, Sherman B. Durbin.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, The Rev. Betty D. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, 15 South Mulberry Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Alice V. Breeden

Alice Virginia Breeden, 69, of 904 Queen Annes Court, Hagerstown, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

Born March 18, 1931, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lillian Grace Everhart Shuster.

Her husband, Charles Wayne Breeden, died May 29, 1999.

She was previously employed at Montgomery Ward.

She was a member of Crossroads Community Church in Bedington, W.Va.

She is survived by four sons, Douglas Wayne Breeden of Long Beach, Calif., Gary Lee Breeden of Martinsburg, Charles Junior Breeden of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Randy Alan Breeden of Williamsport; a half-sister, Shirley Hanna of Martinsburg; a half-brother, Larry Shuster of Michigan; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Pete Shuster.

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