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Obituaries for 5/12

May 14, 2001

Obituaries for 5/12



Edna J. Poe


SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Edna Jane Poe, 84, of Shippensburg Health Care Center and formerly of 3265 Woodstock Road, Chambersburg, Pa., died Friday, May 11, 2001, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 14, 1917, in Duffield, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Guy Wingerd and Anna Mary Hartman Stamy.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert "Bob" McNair Poe, on Dec. 2, 2000.

She was a 1935 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm. They also grew tomatoes and squash for the former H.J. Heinz Co. and for Mussleman's. They also operated Poe's Home Grown, a roadside produce retail stand.

She was a member of Chambersburg Brethren in Christ Church, where she had served as superintendent of Cradle Roll and on the Missions Committee.

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She served on the Lodging Committee at Roxbury Holiness Camp in Roxbury, Pa.

She is survived by two daughters, Coetta Jane Ramsey of Chambersburg and Joyce Ann Hornbaker of Shippensburg; four sons, Rev. Marshall Stamy Poe of Managua, Nicaragua, Robert Nelson Poe of Winfield, Pa., Jay Elton Poe of Carlisle, Pa. and Lee McNair Poe of Greencastle, Pa.; two sisters, Lois Gomer and Helen Miller, both of Chambersburg; 23 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister and a grandson.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Chambersburg Brethren in Christ Church, 465 Center St. in Chambersburg. The Revs. David Erisman and Kevin Witter will officiate. Burial will be in Air Hill Cemetery in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg; and Monday at 9 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Brethren in Christ Missions, P.O. Box 290, Grantham, PA 17027-0290; or Chambersburg Brethren in Christ Church, 465 Center St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Harry A. Davis Jr.


TANNER, W.Va. - Harry A. Davis, Jr., 76, of Tanner and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, May 11, 2001, at his home.

Born Oct. 22, 1924, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Harry A. Davis Sr. and Florence E. Jacoby Davis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Amy J. Coffman Gyurisin Davis, in 1995. They were married Oct. 4, 1992.

He was a 1942 graduate of Waynesboro High School. He attended the University of Pittsburgh for two years and later Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa.

He retired in 1987 from the federal government after 21 years as a general physical scientist. Earlier, he was employed as the manager of his father's Studebaker auto dealership located on South Potomac Street in Waynesboro and at the corner of Walnut and Second streets in Waynesboro; and later, he became a machinist for various businesses in the Washington, D.C. area.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He was a member of St. Johannes Lutheran Church in New Milton, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife, Majorie W. Fuqua Davis, whom he married Jan. 4, 1998; a daughter, Nancy A. Fowler of Walkersville, Md.; a son, Harry F. Davis of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; three grandchildren; and a half brother, Richard H. Jacoby of Manchester, Pa.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen S. Davis, in 1953.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. Pastor Linda Muhly will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

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

A memorial service will be Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m. at St. Johannes Lutheran Church, Route 1 in New Milton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190-5362.




Bobbie M. Harris


SMITHSBURG - Bobbie Mae Harris, 85, of Smithsburg, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn.

Born in Sneedville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late William Henry Chandler and Ellen Elizabeth Ferguson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lewis Harris, in 1979.

She is survived by three daughters, Argie Harris of Hagerstown, Shirley Williams of East Ridge, Tenn. and Barbara Torbett of New Tazewell, Tenn.; two sons, Jack Harris of Laurel, Md. and Ronald Harris of Newport, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mildred Inez Harris.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg. Pastor Ken Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

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




Mary E. Younkins


BROWNSVILLE - Mary Ellen Younkins, 84, of 2449 Boteler Road, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at her home.

Born Jan. 20, 1917, in Brunswick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Edward Harrison and Blanche Susan Hovermale Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Elwood Roland Younkins in 1994.

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