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Obituaries for 3/7

March 07, 2002

E. Virginia Hess


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - E. Virginia Mason Baumgardner Hess, 72, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at her home.

Born in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James Seaton and Cora Orr Mason.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garnet C. Hess, in 2001.

She was formerly employed by Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

She attended Butler Chapel United Methodist Church, and taught Sunday school. She was a member of Bereen Assembly of God Church in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by two daughters, Sherry L. Longerbeam of Martinsburg and Jackie C. Gosnell of Katy, Texas; one sister, Pansy L. Anderson of Gore, Va.; one brother, Oscar O. Mason of Ridgeway, W.Va.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lowans will officiate.

The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401; or American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.




Charles V. Martin


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Charles V. Martin, 75, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at City Hospital.

Born March 14, 1926, in Boyce, Va., he was the son of the late Charles W. and Willie Chrismore Martin.

He retired from DuPont.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Martinsburg Lodge 120 Loyal Order of Moose; and NRA.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Williams Martin; two daughters, Deborah A. Kackley and Beverly D. Hathaway, both of Martinsburg; three sons, Charles V. Martin Jr. of Holly Springs, Miss., Barry D. Martin of Martinsburg and Boyd T. Martin of Harrisonburg, Va.; one brother, Garland Martin of Martinsburg; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Timothy D. Martin; one sister, Helen Gochenour; and three brothers, Harrell Martin, Harry Martin and Earl L. Martin.

Services and burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Berkeley County Humane Society, 1531 Charles Town Road, Martinsburg, WV 25401; or Dorothy A. McCormack Center, c/o Gateway Foundation, P.O. Box 2119, Martinsburg, WV 25402.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




Benjamin R. George II


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Benjamin R. George II, 79, of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of St. Thomas, Pa., died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 1, 1922, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Joseph Chambers and Ida Frank George.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores "Pete" Doerner George, in 1997.

He was employed as a truck driver and dispatcher for T.M. Zimmerman Co.; and worked as a dairy farmer for 25 years, retiring in 1985.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring.

He was a member of Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW.

He is survived by two daughters, Ann G. Statler and Sally M. George, both of Chambersburg; three sons, John H. George of Fort Wayne, Ind., Peter L. George of Chambersburg and Paul A. George of Greencastle, Pa.; one brother, John F. George of Chambersburg; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Benjamin R. George III; and two sisters, Lucy Kegerreis and Margaret Derbyshire.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring. The Revs. William H. Harter and Linda B. Harter will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Auxiliary, 201 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg.




Floyd C. Rock


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Floyd C. "Sluggo" "Rocky" Rock, 63, of 100 Mason Road, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at his home.

Born Oct. 11, 1938, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Nelson and Rozella McCarney Rock.

He was a 1956 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

He retired in 1998 from Roadway Express in Hagerstown and Chambersburg, Pa., as a truck driver; had been employed by Regency Thermographers in Waynesboro; and Smith Transfer. After retirement, he worked for Johnnie's Restaurant and Supplies in Chambersburg until October 2000.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

He is survived by his wife, Faye L. Crider Rock, whom he married Sept. 2, 1970; his stepmother, Pearl Rock Stonesifer of Petersburg, Ill.; one son, Shane W. Rock of Greencastle; two brothers, Larry Rock of White City, Ore. and Tom Rock of Waynesboro; one stepsister, Susan Kennebeck of Athens, Ill.; one grandson; nieces and nephews.

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