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Obituaries for 2/17

February 18, 2002

Obituaries for 2/17



Rev. Newton L. Poling


The Rev. Newton Lyon Poling, 87, of Oak Valley Drive, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 25, 1914, in Philippi, W.Va., he was the son of the late Columbus Hall and Willye Idleman Poling.

He was a graduate of Bridgewater College and Bethany Theological Seminary.

He had served pastorates in Virginia and Pennsylvania. He was pastor of Brownsville Church of the Brethren from 1948 to 1961, and chaplain of Fahrney-Keedy Home near Boonsboro from 1974 until his retirement in 1984.

He was a member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia Smith Poling; a daughter, Rebecca Poling Karras of Mount Airy, Md.; three sons, James Newton Poling of Evanston, Ill., Harry Emerson Poling of Winchester, Va., and Edward Lee Poling of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Poling, and a brother, Wendell Poling.

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Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Brownsville Heights Cemetery. The Rev. Edward L. Poling will officiate. A memorial service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Edward L. Poling officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, Organ Fund, 15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.




Irene E. Hutzell


Irene Evelyn Hutzell, 89, of 237 Pangborn Blvd., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at her home.

Born Feb. 19, 1912, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Vernon M. and Irene Elva Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Morris Hutzell.

She retired in 1954 from the Washington County Board of Education, where she had been the secretary to the superintendent of Washington County Schools. Previously, she was employed by W. Pryor Publishing Co.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School.

She was past matron of Queen Esther Chapter 3 and a member of AARP.

She is survived by three sisters, Helen L. Miller of Havre de Grace, Md., and Hilda Sprecher and Mildred M. Harple, both of Hagerstown; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles W. Miller.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, Wilson Boulevard. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Cecil C. Crowell


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Cecil Clare Crowell, 84, of Charles Town, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at his home.

Born April 19, 1917, in Wells, Minn., he was the son of the late Ezra W. and Mary Crowell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Anna Crowell, in 2000.

He was a farmer for many years.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and received the following medals: Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart and Army Division with Oak Leaf Cluster, among others.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by a daughter, Amy E. Strange of Levenworth, Kan.; two sons, Gary L. Crowell of LaPlata, Md., and Kevin L. Crowell of Shannondale, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; two sisters, Julia Harper and Dorothy Redman, both of Wells; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, a brother, Roger Crowell and two grandsons.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. Pastor Ray Love will officiate.

Burial will be private.

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




Doris M. Holden


INWOOD, W.Va. - Doris M. Holden, 68, of Inwood, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born April 7, 1933, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late George Haas and Margaret Hutson Darnall.

She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Barnes of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; two sisters, Janet Dorrough of Perry Hall, Md., and Linda Wiedermann of Ocean Springs, Miss.; a brother, George Darnall Jr. of Westminster, Md.; a granddaughter; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; and her close friend, Charles "Sonny" Richardson of Inwood.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, George Darnall Sr.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel, Inwood. The Rev. David A. Palmer will officiate. Burial will be in Gerrardstown Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.




LeRoy C. House Sr.


BOONSBORO - LeRoy Clarence House Sr., 76, of 21005 Tasker Lane, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

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