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April 08, 2002

Gladys E. Shelton


BOLIVAR, W.Va. - Gladys Elizabeth Shelton, 67, of Bolivar, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at her home.

Born May 5, 1934, in Monroehall, Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas S. and Gladys McDowney Hopewell.

She was a member of St. John's Baptist Church, Shepherdstown, W.Va., where she was a member of the choir and was a deaconess.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Dale M. Shelton Sr.; two daughters, Zina Lee of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Yvette Shelton, at home; two sons, Dale M. Shelton Jr. of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and William S. Hopewell of Colonial Beach, Va.; four sisters, Ruby Lucas and Waverly Beverly, both of Colonial Beach, Nileene Newman of Mt. Holly, Va., and Linda Brooks of Hughesville, Md.; two brothers, Charles S. Hopewell and Thomas Hopewell, both of Colonial Beach; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Janon Hopewell.

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Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Baptist Church, Shepherdstown. The Rev. Joe Liles Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Harpers Ferry.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry.

Memorial contributions may be made to Handicapped Lift Fund of St. John's Baptist Church, P.O. Box 996, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.




Wilson T. Snyder Sr.


Wilson Throckmorton Snyder Sr., 89, of 1109 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born Nov. 7, 1912, in Hedgesville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Norman Alexander Snyder Sr. and Rose Throckmorton Snyder.

His wife, Ida Levre Snyder, died in 2000.

He was a 1931 graduate of Martinsburg High School and attended Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W.Va., where he was a member of Theta Sigma Chi fraternity.

He was employed for 37 years by Peoples Life Insurance Co./Peoples Security Insurance/Monumental Life Insurance Co., as an agent in the Martinsburg office. He then became assistant manager of the Martinsburg district in 1949. He was then promoted to district manager in Athens, Ohio, where he developed a new district office for the company in 1956. He was then transferred to Wheaton, Md. He was active in developing new programs for the company.

He was a sergeant in the West Virginia National Guard.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, serving the Falling Waters Presbyterian Church as deacon, trustee and elder. He also served as deacon at the Presbyterian Church in Athens, and as a trustee of the Silver Spring, Md., Presbyterian Church, serving on many committees and doing numerous special projects at all three churches.

He served as board member, secretary, treasurer and president of Suburban Maryland Life Underwriters Association. He was active in Kiwanis Club, Athens, serving on the board of directors. He transferred to the Wheaton Kiwanis Club, serving on the board of directors, as secretary, treasurer and president. He transferred to Hagerstown Kiwanis Club in 1973, serving on the board of directors, and was involved in many club projects.

He was a member of Hagerstown BPO Elks Lodge 378, Christian Ardinger Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and a member of the Board of Managers of San Mar Children's Home for six years.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda H. Buttner of Baltimore; two sons, Wilson T. Snyder Jr. of Palm Desert, Calif., and Marshall L. Snyder of Grasonville, Md.; one brother, Norman A. Snyder Jr. of Martinsburg, W.Va.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlotte Smith and Rose Lee Schrader.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Falling Waters Presbyterian Church, Spring Mills, W.Va. The Rev. Elizabeth A. Brishcar will officiate. Burial will be in Falling Waters Presbyterian Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Falling Waters Presbyterian Church, 2928 Hammonds Mill Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427.




Helen H. Haldeman


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Helen H. Haldeman, 82, of Providence Place, and formerly of 531 Highland Ave., died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 9, 1920, in Greenvillage, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Garnet L. and Hazel May Bittinger Humelsine.

Her husband, Clarence L. Haldeman, died Sept. 2, 1997. They were married Jan. 24, 1942.

She was a graduate of Simon Gratz High School and Taylor Business School, both of Philadelphia.

She worked in the Chambersburg Tax Office. She also worked as a secretary at Chambersburg YMCA.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Chambersburg, where she was a member of the Alda Bower Sunday School class.

She is survived by one son, Craig L. Haldeman of Chambersburg; and two grandsons, Chance L. Haldeman and Corey L. Haldeman, both of Chambersburg.

She was preceded in death by one son, Chris L. Haldeman; and one brother, Garnet E. Humelsine.

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