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April 03, 2001

Obituaries for 4/4



Lena P. Cowgill


SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Lena P. Gloyd Cowgill, 79, of Shippensburg Health Care Center and formerly of 6223 Angle Road, Chambersburg, Pa., died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Shippensburg Health Care Center.

Born Sept. 11, 1921, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Adam K. and Alice Farris Gloyd.

She retired from K-Mart in Chambersburg as a salesperson. She also had worked at the former W.T. Grant Co. from 1965 to 1976.

She was a member of Marion United Methodist Church in Marion, Pa.

She is survived by her husband, Argyl M. Cowgill, whom she married May 15, 1938; a daughter, Wanda C. Gross of Chambersburg; two sons, Herman L. Cowgill of Annapolis, Md., and Howard L. Cowgill of Chambersburg; two sisters, Beulah Mawyer of Culpepper, Va., and Rosie Spielman of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; two brothers, Charles Gloyd of Paw Paw, W.Va., and Raymond Gloyd of Great Cacapon, W.Va.; two granddaughters; four grandsons; four great-grandchildren; a step-great-granddaughter; two half sisters; and seven half brothers.

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She was preceded in death by a brother; three half sisters; and a half brother.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg. The Rev. Guy W. Camp III will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

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




Margaret E. Bonds


LONGWOOD, Fla. - Margaret E. Bonds, 79, of North Street and formerly of Hagerstown, died Friday, March 23, 2001.

She was born in Page, W.Va.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church in Orlando, Fla.

She was a volunteer at Florida Hospital Altamonte.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna Thomas of Orlando and Nida Bikle of Huntington, Md.; a son, James Allen Bonds of Clear Spring; two sisters, Audrey Payne and Freda Hurley, both of Oak Hill, W.Va.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were by Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Altamonte Springs.




Gayle B. Yeatts


SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gayle Brown Yeatts, 53, of Sacramento, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at U/C-Davis Hospital in Sacramento, of cancer.

Born Nov. 27, 1947, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Narceil Wright Brown of Richmomd, Va.

She was a 1965 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, R. D. Yeatts; a daughter, Marcy Lee Yeatts of California; a son, Michael Yeatts of California; and a grandson.

Arrangements were by Boice Funeral Home, Clovis, Calif.




Tyler A. Hager


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Tyler Andrew Hager, infant son of Brandy N. Hager of 8660 Sheffield Manor Blvd., died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.

He was born March 22, 2001, in Hershey.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by an identical twin brother, Justin A. Hager; maternal grandparents, Frederick D. and Linda Lou Johns Hager of Waynesboro; maternal great-grandparents, Charles F. and Emma M. Loblein Hager of Zullinger, Pa.; Mattie Johns of Baltimore; two aunts; great-aunts; uncles and cousins.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




Kathleen B. Rohrer


MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Kathleen B. Rohrer, 88, of Mt. Church Road, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at College View Center in Frederick, Md.

Born Feb. 3, 1913, in Locust Valley, Md., she was the daughter of the late Rev. Clarence W. and Helen Madora Haines Fink.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Nelson Rohrer, in 1937.

She retired from Hanover Shoe Co. in Middletown.

She was a member of Locust Valley Bible Church in Middletown.

She is survived by a son, Conrad R. Rohrer of Hyattsville, Md.; a brother, Paul Fink of Rohrersville, Md.; two grandchildren, Dr. Robin L. Rohrer of Greensburg, Pa. and Ray Rohrer of Lebanon, Ky.; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bruce Fink and Ralph Fink.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Locust Valley Bible Church, 1323 Marker Road in Middletown. The Rev. Curvin D. Stambaugh will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St. in Middletown. Visitation also will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the church.




Benjamin H. Smith III


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Benjamin Harrison Smith III, 46, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, April 2, 2001, in an automobile accident on Winchester Grade Road in Berkeley Springs.

Born Oct. 14, 1954, in Baltimore, he was the son of Esther LaRue Lineberger Smith Trimmer of Charles Town, W.Va. and the late Benjamin Harrison Smith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Mae Byrd Smith, on March 29, 2001.

He attended Benjamin Franklin Junior High School; and Poly Tech High School, both in Baltimore.

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