Hettie M. Sipes
Hettie Mary Sipes, 97, of 14627 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown, and formerly of Harrisonville, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Avalon Manor, Hagerstown.
Born May 12, 1904, in Andover, Pa., she was the daughter of the late J. Frank and Jessie DeShong Hess.
Her husband, Baltzer R. Sipes, died in 1970.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene, Harrisonville.
She is survived by two daughters, Ruby S. Dawson of Lima, Ohio, and Dorcas Souders of Hagerstown; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Leonard Sipes, Fred L. Sipes and Edgar H. Sipes; one sister; two brothers; and two grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Sipes Funeral Home Inc., Harrisonville. The Rev. Willis Swope will officiate. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Visitation will be Tuesday two hours prior to the services at the funeral home.
Shirley M. Mills
KEEDYSVILLE - Shirley Mae Mills, 64, of Trego Road, and formerly of Fairview Mountain, Clear Spring, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, Md.
Born Jan. 30, 1938, in Clear Spring, she was the daughter of the late James Jesse and Lillian Mae Mills Reed.
Her husband, Richard Alexander Mills, died in 1994.
She was employed by J. Schoeneman Co., Chambersburg, Pa.; and later by W.D. Byron Tannery, Williamsport.
She attended Sharpsburg Bible Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Jodie Juniata Holmes of Keedysville; one son, Richard Lynn Mills of Hagerstown; five sisters, Eva Burton and Gloria Truax, both of Hancock, Catherine Myers of Falling Waters, W.Va., Marie Leasure of Boonsboro, and Linda Moats of Hagerstown; and four brothers, Jesse J. Reed of Clear Spring, Ronald Lee Reed of Hancock, Marvin E. Reed of Williamsport, and Michael D. Reed of Hagerstown.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Alma Grove; and one brother, Clarence E. Reed.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Clear Spring. The Rev. Jim Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Parkhead Cemetery, Big Pool.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open after 11 a.m.
John D. Collins
John Danzer "Dan" Collins, 67, formerly of 1202 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.
Born Oct. 19, 1934, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Stewart Albert and Helen Marie Danzer Collins.
He was a 1952 graduate of Randolph-Macon Academy, Front Royal, Va. He received a bachelor's degree from Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa., in 1956. He received a teaching certificate from Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W.Va.; and received a master's degree in education and science from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., in 1964.
He taught biology at Randolph-Macon Academy for 23 years. While there, he served as head of the science department, dean of admissions, director of publicity, head basketball coach and freshman football coach. He also coached basketball and football at East Junior High School, Waynesboro, Pa. He taught biology and was head football and basketball coach at Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, Ill., and taught botany and zoology and was head football and baseball coach at Marion Military Academy, Marion, Ala.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hagerstown.
He was a member of Antietam American Legion Post 236, Sharpsburg; Kappa Delta Pi-Phi Sigma Kappa Social Fraternity at Gettysburg College; Rotary International, Front Royal; and the Washington County Ornithological Society.