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Obituaries for 3/26

March 27, 2002

Anna P. Adams


Anna Priscilla Cross Adams, 58, of 750 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Beverly Health Care Center.

Born July 2, 1943, in Clear Spring, she was the daughter of the late Clarence L. and Eleanor Cross.

She attended North Street School.

She was employed at the Dagmar Hotel.

She attended Asbury United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Adams and Phyllis Adams, both of Hagerstown; three sons, Robert Cross, Phillip Adams and Eugene Adams, all of Hagers-town; four sisters, Martha Smith, Gloria Harris, Josephine Tranyham and Julie Reynolds, all of Baltimore; 20 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces, nephews, stepgrandchildren; and stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn Adams; and three brothers, James Cross, Phillip Cross and Clarence Cross.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Greater Campher Memorial Kings Apostle Holiness Church, Hagerstown. Bishop Derrick Kee will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Viewing will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Watson Funeral Home, Hagerstown.




Arlene E. Rearick


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Arlene E. Rearick, 84, of Penn Hall, and formerly of 829 Stouffer Ave., died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Penn Hall.

Born June 29, 1917, in Dayton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Byron and Ethel Morrow Mulberger.

Her husband, Ira Preston Rearick, died July 1, 1991.

She was a 1936 graduate of Dayton High School.

She was a sales clerk at J.C. Penney, Chambersburg.

She was a member of Presbyterian Church of the Falling Spring, Chambersburg.

She was a member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge 600 Ladies Auxiliary and Letterkenny Ladies Club, both of Chambersburg; and Pearl Harbor Survivors Auxiliary.

She is survived by two sons, Kenneth D. Rearick of Falling Waters, W.Va., and P. Duff Rearick of Greencastle, Pa.; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Dean Mulberger.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa.

Memorial donations may be made to Presbyterian Church of the Falling Spring Building Fund, 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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




Charles E. Bartgis


INWOOD, W.Va. - Charles Edgar Bartgis, 64, of Inwood, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Feb. 7, 1938, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles Turner and Edna Orr Bartgis.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Shives Bartgis; one daughter, Carla Jane Smith of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one sister, Jane Butler; one granddaughter; a niece, and a nephew.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Sam Smith will officiate. Private burial will be in Rehoboth United Methodist Church Cemetery, Mercersburg, Pa., on Friday.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Wanda Bivens, 412 Ewing St., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411; or First Church of the Nazarene, 410 N. High St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Donna J. Griffith


MILLWOOD, W.Va. - Donna J. Griffith, 46, of Millwood, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, in Millwood.

Born April 22, 1955, in Hagers-town, she was the daughter of Mary J. Dayhoff of Hagerstown, and the late Donald Shank.

She was employed as an EEG/electrodiagnostic technician.

She attended Pleasant View Ridge Methodist Church.

She was affiliated with the Duke University EEG Program.

She was co-president of Ravenswood High School Choral Boosters, a member of Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association and National Association of Electroencephalographic Technicians.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Gary Griffith; one daughter, Jessica Griffith of Millwood; one stepdaughter, Jodi Rahal of Wheelersburg, Ohio; two brothers, Elmer Shank and Lennie Shank, both of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Praise Cathedral Church, Ravenswood. The Revs. Phil Scarberry and James Dale will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Donna Griffith Rave Review Endowment Fund, c/o Citizens First Bank, 601 Washington St., Ravenswood, WV 26164.




Doris M. Ridenour


Doris Melba Ridenour, 83, formerly of 811 Hamilton Blvd., Hagerstown, and of Ravenwood Lutheran Village, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 1, 1918, in Hagers-town, she was the daughter of the late Lester T. and Doris Ferne Lakin Ridenour.

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

She is survived by two brothers, Lester Brooks Ridenour of Clear Spring, and Robert Rolland Ridenour of Hagerstown; three nieces; a great-niece; and a great-nephew.

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