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Obituaries for 2/22

February 22, 2001

Obituaries for 2/22



Ruby C. Ocker

MAUGANSVILLE - Ruby Celeste Ocker, 82, of 17923 Eby Lane, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 28, 1918, in Maugansville, she was the daughter of the late Henry Clinton and Anna Grace Horst Mauck.

She attended Maugansville Bible Brethren Church. She taught Sunday School at Trinity United Brethren Church.

She was a member of Hagerstown Union Rescue Mission Auxiliary; and Maugansville Homemakers.

She is survived by her husband, Russell Ocker; a daughter, Sylvia Jean Alsip of Maugansville; two sons, Larry E. Ocker and Gerald W. Ocker, both of Hagerstown; a brother, Robert Mauck of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Martin.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Maugansville Bible Brethren Church. The Rev. John C. Hoffman will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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The family will receive friends Monday at 1 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742; or Maugansville Bible Brethren Church, 17904 Binkley Ave., Maugansville, MD 21767.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.




Kathleen N. Davis

CHEWSVILLE - Kathleen Naomi Davis, 79, of Chewsville, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 26, 1922, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Robert Albertus and Sarah Thresa Finck Bailey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William John Davis, in 1988. They were married Dec. 24, 1950.

She had been employed by Hagerstown Shoe Co.; Thurmont Shoe Co.; and County Market in the bakery.

She was a member of Maranatha Brethren Church.

She was a member of Hagerstown Suns Fan Club and had worked at the concession stand.

She was a member of Senior Citizens Wednesday Bowling League at Long Meadow Bowl; and AARP.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Ann Ludwig of Chewsville; a son, Danny Lee Davis of Langhorne, Pa.; a sister, Virginia Mae Smith of Boonsboro; a brother, Elmer Spencer Bailey of Hagerstown; four grandsons; and two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Margaret Foltz, Bertha Wolfe, Hilda Hoffman and Viola Bailey; and five brothers, Albertus Bailey, George Bailey, Paul Bailey, Marcellus Bailey and Harold Bailey.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Jay Fretz will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.




Vernon J. Cannon

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Vernon J. Cannon, 42, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital.

Born Oct. 12, 1958, in Ranson, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles M. Cannon and Mildred Brown Cannon.

He was a tack welder with CSX Transportation in Point of Rocks, Md.

He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136 of Brunswick.

He is survived by his wife, Beth Cannon; two daughters, Maria Ann Cannon of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. and Amber Jo Cannon of Sandy Hook; a son, Theodore J. Cannon of Sandy Hook; three sisters, Diane Wagner of Leesburg, Va. and Rita Anderson and Lorraine Morries, both of Frederick; and a brother, Charles M. Cannon of Lovettsville, Va.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Gertrude Thomas.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road in Brunswick. The Rev. Curvin Stambaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Park Heights Cemetery in Brunswick.

The family will receive friends today and Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 9 a.m.




Burton E. Johnson Sr.

SHARPSBURG - Burton Eugene Johnson Sr., 69, of 2210 Dargan Road, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 14, 1931, in Dargan, he was the son of the late Charles C. and Marie Ingram Johnson.

He had been employed for 21 years by the C&O Canal National Historic Park near Sharpsburg.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War; and received the Purple Heart.

He was a member of Samples Manor Church of God near Sharpsburg.

He was a member of VFW and American Legion, both of Charles Town, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Shirley L. Lohman Johnson; three daughters, Carolyn Waters, Brenda Brauner and Tena Myers, all of Dargan; a son, Burton E. Johnson Jr. of Dargan; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Johnson; and a grandson.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Samples Manor Church of God. The Rev. Roger Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Samples Manor Cemetery.

There will be no viewing; the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro.




Hilda P. Ward

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