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Obituaries for 4/12

April 11, 2001

Obituaries for 4/12



Geneva I. Pittman


NEEDMORE, Pa. - Geneva Irene Pittman, 88, of Johnson's Mill Road, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 25, 1912, in Franklin Mills, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles P. and May Bertha Akers Golden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Raymond Pittman, in 1982.

She was a graduate of Warfordsburg High School.

She was a retired school teacher from the Southern Fulton School District, where she taught 31 years at Needmore Elementary School. She also taught part-time as a substitute teacher.

She was a member of Tonoloway Bible Church.

She was a member of AARP; and PSEA.

She is survived by her stepmother, Dorothy Yerks of Woodburn, Ind.; a daughter, Phyllis M. Farris of Needmore; three sons, James C. Pittman and Allan C. Pittman, both of Needmore and William L. Pittman of Newport Richey, Fla.; three brothers, Hayes Golden of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Quintin Golden of Warfordsburg, Pa. and Earl Golden of McConnellsburg, Pa.; a half-sister, Kathy Talkington of Huron, Ohio; a half-brother, Warren Golden of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Hendershot; and a brother, Ralph Golden.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Needmore Bible Church, 6939 Great Cove Road in Needmore. The Rev. Doug Poffenberger will officiate. Burial will be in Warfordsburg Presbyterian Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St. in Hancock, which will open at noon. Visitation also will be Saturday at noon at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Western Maryland Chapter, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701.




Hazel E. Hutton


MEDIA, Pa. - Hazel E. "Bette" Schmoll Hutton, 90, of Bishop Nursing Home, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media.

Born June 16, 1910, in Luzerne County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Viola Lydia Shupp Schmoll.

Her husband, William H. Hutton, died in 1974. They were married Sept. 10, 1953.

She was employed as an operator at Bell Telephone Co. for more than 19 years.

She is survived by one son, Frank P. Kocher, of Bishop Nursing Home in Media; one stepdaughter, Marilyn Mackley of Frederick, Md.; one stepson, Howard Hutton of Waynesboro, Pa.; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, William Kocher; two stepsons, Darrell B. Hutton and William Hutton; one sister; and several brothers.

Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro, Pa. The Rev. Charles B. Jessen will officiate. There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Presbyterian Church, 105 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home in Waynesboro.




Robert R. Guessford


Robert R. Guessford, 64, of East Washington Street, Hagerstown, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 12, 1936, near Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Samuel Lee and Catherine Irene Warden Guessford Sr.

He is survived by one brother, Samuel L. Guessford Jr. of Sharpsburg; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine I. Blair and Betty Harrison; and a brother, Lee Guessford.

A memorial service will be held Monday, May 7, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium at Western Maryland Hospital Center.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.




James T. Fraley Sr.


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - James Theodore Fraley Sr., 79, of Martinsburg, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born March 5, 1922, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Walter N. and Virginia Swope Fraley.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Martinsburg Lodge 127 Loyal Order of the Moose; and Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon A. McFillin of Upper Marlboro, Md. and Linda L. Kemp of Elk Ridge, Md.; three sons, James T. Fraley Jr. of Hagerstown, Roger N. Fraley of Martinsburg and Lesley D. Fraley of Middleway, W.Va.; a sister, Nonie Haines of Charles Town, W.Va.; two brothers, Lester Fraley of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. and Willis Fraley of Falling Waters, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. Pastor William Custer will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, with military services by Veterans Combined Honor Guard.

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