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Obituaries for 12/31

December 31, 2001

Obituaries for 12/31



Warren W. Carson


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Warren W. "Stub" Carson, 88, a resident of ManorCare Health Services and formerly of 56 Sanibel Lane, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at ManorCare.

Born Dec. 8, 1913, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Howard and Maude Wingerd Carson. His late grandparents, Professor and Mrs. J.B. Wingerd, raised him after the death of his parents.

His first wife, Naomi Barnes Carson, died in 1954.

He was a 1925 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

He was owner/operator of Carson's Mobile Home Park, Chambersburg. He retired and sold the park in 1993. He also was employed as a chef at the former Washington Hotel, and owned and operated the Silver Top Diner and the Cottage Restaurant, both in Chambersburg.

He was a member of First Church of God, Chambersburg, where he was a member of the Ever Faithful Sunday school class. He was an active member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Chambersburg, where he had served as a lay reader, board president and Sunday school president.

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He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 842 and the Franklin Fire Co., both in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Mills Carson, whom he married March 8, 1958; two daughters, Rhea Kline of Greencastle, Pa., and Dr. Linda M. Carson of Morgantown, W.Va.; two granddaughters; two grandsons; a great-granddaughter and a great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Carson.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First Church of God, 339 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg. The Revs. Earl E. Mills and Thomas Horst will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, and Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Building 2, Suite 321, 2001 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102; or Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Harold W. Pine


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Harold W. Pine, 69, of 7034 Pine Road, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at his home.

Born Sept. 13, 1932, near Mercersburg, he was the son of the late Lewis N. and Anna Robinson Pine.

He worked in construction, and he was last employed as a truck driver by Mercersburg Builders' Supply.

He was a member of Clayton Memorial Church of God, Mercersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Doris E. Gordon Pine, whom he married June 28, 1952; three daughters, Deborah A. Sullivan, Carol D. Johnson and Susan K. West, all of Mercersburg; a son, Ronald L. Pine of Mercersburg; six sisters, Dorothy Robinson, Thelma Houpt, Nancy Cook, Mary McDonald, Audrey Greco and Lorraine Higgins, all of Mercersburg; three brothers, Wade Pine, Earl Pine and Lewis Pine, all of Mercersburg; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister and four brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Clayton Memorial Church of God, 6701 Charles Town Road, Mercersburg. The Revs. Marcus E. Tanner and Doyle Stanfield will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Viewing will be Thursday one hour prior to the services at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Family, 7034 Pine Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236.

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




C. Helen Kirby


C. Helen Kirby, 88, formerly of 1037 Columbia Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at Clearview Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born May 20, 1913, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Cora B. Meyers Armstrong.

Her husband, Charles W. Kirby, died in 1963.

She retired in 1990 from Hagerstown Laundry, where she had been employed for more than 60 years.

She was a member of Grace Brethren Church, Halfway.

She is survived by two sons, James W. Kirby and Francis J. Kronawetter, both of Hagerstown; a brother, Marshal Armstrong of Bethesda, Md.; a sister, M. Katherine Reagan of South Carolina; and four grandchildren.

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

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Raymond J. Barger Jr. will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.




Wayne K. Spring


GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - Wayne Keith Spring, 52, of Great Cacapon, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born Oct. 7, 1949, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of Warren Harding Spring of Great Cacapon, and the late Betty Lee Kidwell Spring.

He was a 1967 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School.

He worked with the Western Maryland Railroad from 1971 to 1986, and was a heavy equipment operator with the West Virginia Department of Highways from 1986 until his death. He was also a farmer.

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Great Cacapon.

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