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January 22, 2002
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She had owned and operated Jamison's Grocery, Martinsburg.

She was a member of Rosemont Grace Brethren Church, and the Women's Missionary Council.

She is survived by one son, C. Duane Jamison of Elkview, W.Va.; one daughter, J. Paige Marchette of Falling Waters, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Terri Amos, Tina Jamison, Justin Gess and Andrea Gess; two stepgrandchildren, Michelle Barrett and Antoinette Funk; one great-grandson; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, Archie Armel, Henry Armel, Guy Armel, James Armel, Page Armel and Joseph Armel; and three sisters, Fannie Pierce, Dora Armel and Geraldine Stilwell.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Revs. Carl Baker, Walter Bowers and Ron Larson will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Rosemont Grace Brethren Church, 117 S. Illinois Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Amanda J. Gregory


HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -Amanda J. "Mardi" Gregory, 14, of Williamsport and Hedgesville, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at her home.

Services will be today at 2 p.m. at Rosedale Chapel, Martinsburg, W.Va. Pastor Brian Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.




Norman H. Owens Sr.


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Norman H. Owens Sr., 80, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at his home.

Born Sept. 15, 1921, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late William D. and Bruice Kees Owens.

He retired from Martin Marietta after 32 years.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Edna Lynch Owens; three sons, William D. Owens II and Norman Owens Jr., both of Martinsburg, and Dennis D. Owens of Inwood, W.Va.; one brother, Kenneth Owens, of Berkeley County; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lorraine Sine; and a brother.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Troy E. Mays will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Second Baptist Church, 911 N. High St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Margaret C. Houser


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Margaret C. Houser, 100, of ManorCare Health Services, and formerly of 360 Lortz Ave., died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at ManorCare.

Born Jan. 18, 1902, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Alfred H. and Anna Mae Keefer Fahnestock.

Her husband, Ralph Jacob Houser, died in 1975.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church, Chambersburg, and had taught Sunday school.

She is survived by one brother, Charles Keefer Fahnestock of Chambersburg; two grandsons, Joseph S. Houser of Lancaster, Pa., and R. Daniel Houser of Chambersburg; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Joseph W. Houser and Ralph F. Houser; three brothers and three sisters.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at noon at Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg. The Rev. Brett Rodgers will officiate.

There will be no public viewing, but friends are invited to the graveside services.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.




Curtis E. Blodgett


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Curtis E. Blodgett, 84, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at City Hospital.

Born Feb. 4, 1917, in Elk Mound, Wis., he was the son of the late Joseph and Laura Anderson Blodgett.

A former resident of Somerville, N.J., he owned Blodgett Repair Inc.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores Miller Blodgett; one daughter, Pamela Broido of Kittery, Maine; one son, Terrance Blodgett of Plainfield, N.J.; two stepdaughters, Debra McDougall of Rosemont, N.J., and Diane Blodgett of Martinsburg; three sisters, Hazel Smith of Sergeantsville, N.J., Mary Reasoner of Lincolnton, N.C., and Ilene Maki of Owen, Wis.; two brothers, Charles Blodgett of Michigan, and Joseph Blodgett of North Carolina; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




Edith D. O'Dell


ORLANDO, Fla. - Edith Daphne O'Dell, 82, of Orlando, and formerly of Chestnut Hill, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Gambrills, Md., died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Orlando Medical Center.

Born March 21, 1919, in Hiwasse, Va., she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Lula Belle Jonas Wilson.

Her husband, Laymon Leslie O'Dell, died in 1975.

She attended Hiwasse Elementary and Middle schools, and Draper High School in Hiwasse.

She was a homemaker, self-employed seamstress, community barber, a school bus driver for the learning impaired for Anne Arundel County, Md., schools, and worked at the Magusta Mills Garment Factory in Brunswick, Md.

She was a member of Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church in Harpers Ferry.

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