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Obituaries for 5/8

May 08, 2001

Obituaries for 5/8



Richard A. Wollaston


BEAR, Del. - Richard Albert Wollaston, 70, of Bear, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at his home.

Born Feb. 4, 1931, in Newark, Del., he was the son of the late George Wesley and Frances Crew Wollaston in Newark, Del.

He was a graduate of Newark High School and the University of Delaware.

He worked for Olin Mathieson for six years. He was employed by Central Chemical of Hagerstown for 19 years; and was joint founder and owner of Floor Concepts Inc. in Wilmington, Del., retiring in 1993.

He served in the armed forces for two years.

He was a member of Newark United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife of 48 years, Mary Jane Gray Wollaston, he is survived by a daughter, Jamie Ball of Hockessin, Del; three sons, Ronald Wollaston of Landenberg, Pa., Bret Wollaston of State Line, Pa. and Roger Wollaston of Bear, Del.; and 11 grandchildren.

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The family will receive friends today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Robert T. Jones and Foard Funeral Home, 122 W. Main St., Newark, Del. Burial will be private.




Launa M. Barker


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Launa Martha "Sis" Barker, 73, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at the Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born Jan. 4, 1928, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Emanuael and Geneva Robson Mencer.

Her husband, Denton Powell, died in 1965.

She worked as a nursing aide at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.

She is survived by three sons, Terence Powell of Great Cacapon, W.Va., Darrell Powell of Hancock, and Rockwell Beam of Berkeley Springs; a daughter, Sally Younker of Buckhead, Ga.; three sisters, Ann Dailey and Edith Fitch, both of Berkeley Springs, and Candace McPeak of Hagerstown; 11 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Mencer and Mannie Mencer; two sisters, Harriet Dailey and Betty Mencer; and a granddaughter.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Henry Fisher will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon.

The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open after 11 a.m.




William O. Wise


MAUGANSVILLE - William Oliver Wise, 77, of 14032 Village Mill Drive, and formerly of Cearfoss, died Monday, May 7, 2001, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village in Hagerstown.

Born March 12, 1924, in Middletown, Md., he was the son of the late Roy M. and Estella Jones Wise.

He was a retired dairy farmer.

He was a member of the Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Louise Reed Wise; a son, Ronald L. Wise Sr. of Boonsboro; three sisters, Anna Mae Palmer of Myersville, Md., and Helen Wise and Joyce Turner, both of Hagerstown; a brother, Harold Wise of Hagerstown; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Elvin Wise.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Revs. Don Wilson and Ed Hampton will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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




Ruby L. Kelty


HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Ruby Lee Kelty, 77, of Hedgesville, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at her home.

Born Sept. 15, 1923, in Columbia, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Miles and Daisy Hall.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Kelty.

She was a member of Johnsontown Church of the Brethren.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. and American Legion and the Martinsburg Eagles.

She is survived by two daughters, Darla J. Norman of Hedgesville, and Ruby Kelty of York, Pa.; a son, Elmer Kitts Jr.; a sister, Ethel Wood; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Johnsontown Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Oliver Custer will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Points, W.Va.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.




Sandra S. Welch


INWOOD, W.Va. - Sandra S. Welch, 59, of Inwood, died Saturday, May 5, 2001.

Born Sept. 29, 1941, in Beckley, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Sterling O. and Catherine M. Ford See.

She was a school bus driver with the Berkeley County Schools System; and was employed by the South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Inwood.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Welch; three sons, Charles E. Welsh Jr. and Mark A. Welch, both of Inwood, and Brian K. Welch of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two daughters, Cathy Jenkins of Inwood, and Cheryl Meade of Falling Waters, W.Va.; a sister, Betty Runion of Moorefield, W.Va.; and 13 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Martini.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Euel E. Wright will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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