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February 06, 2001

Obituaries for 2/7

Virginia D. Grayson


Lanham, Md. - Virginia Doris Grayson, 78, of Lanham, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Laurel Regional Hospital in Laurel, Md.

She was born Aug. 23, 1922, in Austinville, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward W. Grayson, in March 2000. They were married in 1943.

She attended schools in Austinville.

She was a homemaker; and worked as a machinist assistant at Airco.

She is survived by a daughter, Patsy J. Grayson of Waldorf, Md.; seven sisters, Lollie Jennings of Galax, Va., Hazel Tolbert, Betty Rupe and Wilma Lambert, all of Pulaski, Va., Ruth Doss of Worth, W.Va., Irene Woolridge of Morristown, Tenn. and Maxine Dotson of Dublin, Va.; and a niece.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Road in Bowie, Md. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Sharpsburg.

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

Florence A. Tosten


FAIRFIELD, Pa. - Florence Ann Tosten, 77, of Hillside Rest Home, Old Waynesboro Road, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Feb. 20, 1923, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John C. and Sarah Ann Diller Tosten.

She attended Waynesboro schools.

She had attended Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church.

She is survived by three sisters, Wilma E. Tosten of Harrisburg, Pa., Julia H. Barnes of South Mountain, Pa., and Lillian E. Kennedy of Waynesboro; a brother, Omar U. Tosten of Harrisburg; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy Breneman and Madeline Smith.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa. The Rev. Layman L. Kennedy will officiate. Burial will be in Brown's Mill Cemetery, Kauffman Station, Pa.

The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the funeral home.

Frank V. Hornbaker


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Frank V. Hornbaker, 89, of 9853 Shimpstown Road, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Falling Spring Nursing Home in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born June 25, 1911, near Mercersburg, he was the son of the late James V. and Gertrude Shank Hornbaker.

He was last employed at Reisner's Organ Works in Hagerstown. From 1961 to 1988 he operated his own farm at his Shimpstown Road residence. From 1939 to 1961 he farmed for the Steiger brothers near Mercersburg.

He was a member of Maple Grove First Church of God in Mercersburg, was a deacon, trustee and Sunday school treasurer.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Egolf Hornbaker, whom he married April 27, 1940; one daughter, Verna K. Barnhart of Mercersburg; two granddaughters, Leisa R. McCracken of Mercersburg and Amy S. Barnhart of St. Thomas, Pa.; two great-granddaughters; and one stepgreat-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by seven sisters and two brothers.

Services will be Thurdsay at 10:30 a.m. at Maple Grove First Church of God, 11960 Punch Bowl Road, Mercersburg. The Revs. Norman C. Hege and Sterling C. Keeney will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Punch Bowl Road in Mercersburg.

A viewing will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg; and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Tony Verge


INWOOD, W.Va. - Tony Verge, 80, of Inwood, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born April 15, 1920, in Grant Town, W.Va., he was the son of the late Joe Verge and Rossa Scarfolio Verge.

He was a retired coal miner from Eastern Gas and Fuel Association in Grant Town.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.

He was a member of District 31 Local 4047 United Mine Workers of America.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Kupreanik Verge; two sons, Anthony Verge of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. and Leonard Verge of Chambersburg, Pa.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Leo Catholic Church. The Rev. Brian Shoda will be celebrant. Burial prayers will be in St. Leo Catholic Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, with rosary recitation at 8:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Building Fund, St. Leo Catholic Church, P.O. Box 93, Inwood, WV 25428.

Stanley M. Strait


McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Stanley Maynard Strait, 88, of 3579 Patterson Run Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at his home.

Born March 17, 1912, in Harrisonville, Pa., he was the son of the late Grover C. and Luella Decker Strait.

He retired from Plummer Construction in Hagerstown in 1983, after 35 years. He worked for the Fulton County Department of Weights and Measures for eight years.

He was a member of Siloam United Methodist Church in Harrisonville.

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