Obituaries for 5/7

May 07, 2001

Obituaries for 5/7

James E. Hutson

SHARPSBURG - James Edward Hutson, 83, of 5119 Harpers Ferry Road, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 22, 1917, in Antietam, Md., he was the son of the late Sadie Ada Alice Jamison and George Washington Hutson.

He was employed by C&O Canal Park Service in maintenance, retiring in 1988.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He attended Antietam Church of God.

He was a member of Antietam Post 236 American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jessie Ann Spitter Hutson of Sharpsburg; a daughter, Bonnie Ann Thompson of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; a son, Donald James Hutson of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.


The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral Home.

Nancy H. Heefner

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Nancy Horton Heefner, 59, of 22 E. Fairview Ave., died Friday, May 4, 2001, at The Weinberg Cancer Center of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Born Oct. 31, 1941, in McConnellsburg, Pa., she was the daughter Alma Gress Horton Osler of Chambersburg, Pa., and the late Henry Doyle Horton.

She attended McConnellsburg High School and was a graduate of Fairfax Hall of Waynesboro, Pa. and Wilson College of Chambersburg, with an A.B. in fine arts. She did post graduate work at Alfred University in New York and San Francisco State University.

She taught art history, drawing and ceramics at the Mercersburg Academy for 22 years and was head of the Art Department for seven years. She retired in 1994.

She was a noted artist.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Mercersburg, where she served on the Consistory and was chair of the board of Christian Education for the past two years.

She was a member of Mercersburg Women's Club and she was vice-president of Mercersburg Historical Society and was co-editor of the recently published Tuscarora Reader.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Thomas S. Heefner Sr., who she married in 1960; two daughters, Kimberly Ann Thomas of Alexandria, Va., and Laura Watts Thomas of Chambersburg; a son, Thomas S. Heefner Jr. of Mercersburg; a sister, Karen Lee Knight of Chambersburg; and a grandson.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Thomas.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Mercersburg Academy Chapel. The Rev. Paul Galey will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Heefner residence at 22 E. Fairview St., Mercersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercersburg Historical Society, P.O. Box 115, Mercersburg, PA 17236.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg.

John H. Coursey Jr.

BOONSBORO - John Harvey Coursey, Jr., 86, a resident of Reeders Memorial Home, and formerly of 14221 Oak Springs Road, Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at the home.

Born July 21, 1941, in Greensboro, Md., she was the daughter of the late John H. Sr. and Mabel Laura Williams Coursey.

He retired from Fairchild Corporation in 1979 and formerly had been employed with Glenn L. Martin Aircraft.

He attended Paramount Brethren in Christ Church.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge 217 A.F.&A.M., Hagerstown, and Tall Cedars of Lebanon Lodge.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Pauline M. Todd Coursey; two daughters, Jeanette Miriam Hamby of Warrenton, Va., and Paula Ann Barnhart of Hermitage, Tenn.; a son, Russell Donald Coursey of Maugansville; ten grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elsie Edwards and Florence Taylor; and three brothers, Wallace Coursey, Donald Coursey and Edwin Coursey.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Rest Haven Funeral Home and Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. James R. Stauffer will officiate. Entombment will be in the Rest Haven Cemetery Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home, where at 12:30 p.m. Masonic Services will be held by the Masonic Lodge 217 Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Children Hospital, International Shrine Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1460.

Merle L. Gipe

FANNETTSBURG, Pa. - Merle L. Gipe, 64, of 10533 Path Valley Road, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Nov. 19, 1936, in Willow Hill, Pa., he was the son of the late Jerry L. and Lulu M. Bock Gipe.

He was owner/operator and mechanic of Gipe's Service, Fannettsburg, for 31 years.

He was a member of Newburg First Church of God, Newburg, Pa.

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