Obituaries for 3/1

February 28, 2001

Obituaries for 3/1

Merrill P. Covalt

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Merrill Paul Covalt, 89, of Warfordsburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born March 25, 1911, in Needmore, Pa., he was the son of the late Elmer B. and Nellie Bottenfield Covalt.

His first wife, N. Christine Gordon Covalt, died in 1982.

He owned and operated Covalt's Lumber in Spring Mills, Pa., and was in Allen Valley CC Camp.

He was a member of Evangel Baptist Church in Hagerstown, and attended Needmore Bible Church.

He sang in the Covalt Family Gospel Group from 1953 to 1978.

He is survived by his second wife, Goldie Palmer Covalt; three daughters, Amy J. Norton of Pottersdale, Pa., Dolly C. Weingart of Torrington, Conn., and Sue Green of Spring Mills; two sons, Merrill L. Covalt of Spring Mills, and Mark L. Covalt of Greencastle, Pa.; four stepsons, Glenn Palmer and Lynn Palmer, both of Warfordsburg, Stanley Palmer of McConnellsburg, Pa., and Ray Palmer of Greencastle, Pa.; three sisters, Ruth Chestnut of Warfordsburg, Jessie Dumire of Doylestown, Pa., and Billy J. Sellers of Greencastle; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; stepgrandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by one sister, four brothers, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St. in Greencastle. The Rev. John F. Huff will officiate. Burial will be in Damascus Cemetery in Big Cove Tannery, Pa.

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

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.

George E. Robinson

George E. Robinson, 68, of 16509 National Pike, Hagerstown, who died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Trimmer.

There will be no visitation.

Jesse I. Cline

Jesse Ira Cline, 75, of 12 S. Walnut St. in Hagerstown, who died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, is survived by a daughter, Perrine Cline of Falling Waters, W.Va.

Raymond E. Scott

ZULLINGER, Pa. - Raymond E. Scott, 85, of 12290 Scott Road, who died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, was preceded in death by an infant son, Earl R. Scott.

Raymond L. Fox

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Raymond Leroy Fox, 55, of North Green Street, who died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, is survived by a daughter, Celena Ann Fox Swaim of Hedgesville, W.Va.

Dorothy H. Perks

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Dorothy "Dot" Hindman Perks, 78, of Charles Town, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born Feb. 6, 1923, in Charles Town, she was the daughter of the late Millard H. and Nora Williams Hindman.

She was a 1942 graduate of Charles Town High School; and a graduate of Washington County School of Nursing in Hagerstown.

She was a registered nurse at Jefferson Memorial Hospital and at the former Charles Town General Hospital for 40 years.

She was a member of Charles Town Baptist Church, the choir and Lottie Moon Circle.

She was a member of Washington County School of Nursing Alumni Association.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Philip H. Perks Jr.; one daughter, Dottie Perks Marshall of Arlington, Va.; two sons, P. Douglas Perks of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Dewey H. Perks of Potomac Falls, Va.; six grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Edith Hovatter, Helen Custer and Virginia Mills; and one brother, Neville Hindman.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Charles Town Baptist Church, 203 E. Congress St., Charles Town. The Rev. Wyman Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, 310 Fairfax Blvd., Charles Town.

Memorial donations may be made to Jefferson Memorial Hospital Foundation Fund, 300 S. Preston St., Ranson, WV 25438.

Henry W. Gorman Sr.

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Henry W. Gorman Sr., of Falling Waters, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001.

He was a decorated military veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Emma M. Morris Gorman; two daughters, Madeline J. Baumgartner and Dawn Cook; five sisters, Dottie Sell, Betty Doran, Josey Foster, Eleanor Gobble and BettyLou Ott; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Henry W. Gorman Jr.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Ave. in Baltimore. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Catherine V. Carbaugh

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Catherine V. Carbaugh, 90, of Penn Hall Nursing Home, and formerly of St. Thomas, Pa., died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at the home.

Born Sept. 9, 1910, in Kasiesville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Della Householder Shoemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James U. Carbaugh, in 1962.

She had been a seamstress for U-Wanna-Wash Frock Co. in Fort Loudon, Pa., retiring in 1973 after 27 years.

She was a Protestant.

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