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Obituaries 4/29

April 29, 2002

William F. Roll


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - William F. "Smoke" Roll, 77, of 237 N. Sixth St., died Friday, April 26, 2002, at his home.

Born Oct. 23, 1924, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late William J. and Sylvia R. Burkhart Roll.

He was a heavy duty mechanic at Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, retiring June 3, 1988.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Corps.

He was a member of King Street Church of the Brethren, Chambersburg.

He was a member of Amvets Post 224 of Chambersburg, and American Legion Post 223 of Shippensburg, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Anna M. Witter Roll; two sons, Jeffrey L. Witter of Fayetteville, Pa., and William Jerome Roll of Chambersburg; one daughter, Julie K. Roll of Chambersburg; four sisters, Frances Mills of Chambersburg, Virginia Trupia of Baltimore, Lillian Renk of Bedford, Pa., and Jean Mowen of Greencastle, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Roll; and two sisters, Ann Porter and Rose Jacobs.

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Ltd., Chambersburg.

Constance M. Vickery


RINGGOLD - Constance M. Vickery, 71, of Midvale Street, died Friday, April 26, 2002, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Dec. 19, 1930, in Bradford, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Albert A. and Constance Ward Griffin.

She was a 1948 graduate of Bradford High School. She attended New England Academy of Arts in Boston, and Ringling School of Arts in Sarasota, Fla.

She was employed by Garfinkles Department Store in Washington.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She was a member of Cascade American Legion Post 239 Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Norman C. Vickery, whom she married Feb. 11, 1964; two sons, Charles W. Vickery of Waynesboro, and Anthony G. O'Hara of Boothwyn, Pa.; three sisters, Prudence Beck of Cape D'Age, France, Patience Rogge of Port Townsend, Wash., and Alanna Mason of Hamden, Conn.; six granddaughters; and nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. The Rev. Tom Hemler will officiate. Burial will be in Harbaugh Cemetery, Rouzerville, Pa., at the convenience of the family.

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

There will be no viewing.

Lorena M. Simpson


LITTLE RIVER, S.C. - Lorena Mae "Lori" Simpson, 69, of Little River, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, S.C.

Born Jan. 16, 1933, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Frank R. and Rosa Mae Wilson Hamby.

She was a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Little River, Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 694 and American Legion Post 186.

She is survived by three daughters, Kathy Bruno of Langhorne, Pa., Michelle Ziesmer of El Paso, Texas, and Lorena Burghard of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two sisters, Betty Reeder and Ruby Branch, both of Boonsboro; one brother, Frank Hamby of Warrenton, Va.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Brian H. Moore will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McLeod Quest House, 422 E. Cheves St., Florence, SC 29501.

Beulah S. Masters


WILLIAMSPORT - Beulah S. Masters, 103, formerly of West Water Street, Smithsburg, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at Homewood at Williamsport.

Born Nov. 15, 1898, in Maplesville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Alvey Lee Kinsey Sr. and Hattie Blanche Ford Kinsey.

Her husband, Charles D. Masters, died in 1986.

She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Cavetown.

She is survived by two sons, C. Richard Masters of Smithsburg, and J. Terry Masters of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. The Rev. Carol D. Hallman will officiate. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 100, Cavetown, MD 21720.

R. Hayes Keefer


ORTANNA, Pa. R. Hayes Keefer, 84, of 221 N. Sixth St., died Friday, April 26, 2002, at 915 Buchanon Valley Road, Ortanna.

Born Dec. 15, 1917, in Websters Mill, Pa., he was the son of the late George W. and Mary G. Mellott Keefer.

He was a farmer, and later was a contractor who built homes and churches in Franklin County and the surrounding area.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II.

He was a member of Clayton Memorial Church, Mercersburg, Pa.

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