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April 09, 2002
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Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home, Denton. Burial will be in Denton Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday at noon.




Dominic Colella


BETHESDA, Md. - Dominic Colella, of Bethesda, died Saturday, April 6, 2002.

He is survived by his wife, Yolanda G. Colella; four daughters, Denise M. Murphy, Deborah L. Chite, Diana J. Stout and Donna Perry; three sons, Dominic J. Colella, Douglas J. Colella and Dennis A. Colella; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Dwayne D. Colella.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Kensington, Md. Burial will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pumphrey's Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home, Bethesda.

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Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1211 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 501, Washington, DC 20036; or Montgomery Hospice, Casey House, 6001 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20855.




C. Denver Stokes


C. Denver Stokes, 84, of Hagers-town, who died Saturday, April 6, 2002, is survived by one son, Carl W. Stokes of Mercersburg, Pa.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose International.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 304 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Bill Clark will officiate.

Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park following the service.




Mary E. Orange


BOONSBORO - Mary Evelyn Orange, 83, of Reeder's Memorial Home, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at the home.

Born July 23, 1918, in Decatur, Va., she was the daughter of the late James B. and Grace Lee Grooms Rickard.

Her husband, George Wesley Orange Sr., preceded her in death.

She worked as a clerk/typist at Prior's Publishing.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by one son, George Wesley Orange Jr. of Ellicott City, Md.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, James B. Rickard Jr.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown. The Rev. Loyal H. Vanderveer will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or First Baptist Church, 15 High St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Mildred R. Helmuth


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mildred R. Helmuth, 91, of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at the center.

Born Aug. 21, 1910, in Easton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Mary Hineline Kline.

Her husband, William J. Helmuth, died in 1946.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Heidelberg United Church of Christ in Marion, Pa.

She also was a member of the Homemaker's Association in Shady Grove, Pa.

She is survived by seven daughters, Janice L. Rotz of Shippensburg, Pa., Lillian F. Ingram, Catherine L. Metz, Helen N. Hepfer and Pauline F. Winters, all of Chambersburg, Julia D. Huhn of Altoona, Pa., and Margaret E. Binner of Tifton, Ga.; two sons, Donald L. Helmuth of Marion, and Charles K. Helmuth of Chambersburg; 25 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, William R. and Glenn N. Helmuth; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Heidelberg United Church of Christ, Marion. The Rev. John A. Toms will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.; and at the church Thursday at 10 a.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Heidelberg United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 381, Marion, PA 17235; or Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 201 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Mary O. Tabler


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Mary Orr Tabler, 77, of Shepherds-town, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 18, 1925, in Red Bud, Va., she was the daughter of the late William Frank and Anna Mae Stewart Orr.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, H. Louis Tabler.

She was a 1943 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

She had owned Shepherdstown News Agency and Market; and had been employed at Interwoven Stockings.

She was a member of Tomahawk Christian Church.

She was past president of the Democratic Executive Committee of Jefferson County; a member of Daughters of the Confederacy; Deputy Assessor for Shepherds-town District; Cub Scouts den mother and Girl Scout leader.

She was a Blue Ribbon winner at the Jefferson County Fair for pies, cakes and breads.

She is survived by one son, John W. Tabler of Tomahawk, W.Va.; three daughters, Lois T. Jones of Martinsburg, Gail T. Masquat of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Mary T. Ruppenthal of Shepherdstown; two sisters, Anna Weinberg of Finksburg, Md., and Margaret Stevanus of Baltimore; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Beard; three brothers, William Orr, Paul Orr and Harry Orr; a nephew; a niece, and a cousin.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Her son, John W. Tabler will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherds-town.

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

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