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April 29, 2002

David L. Waters Sr.


SHARPSBURG - David Lester Waters Sr., 74, of 200 W. Antietam St., died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at his home.

Born July 11, 1927, in Dargan, he was the son of the late Lester C. and Ruth Ingram Waters.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Wilson Waters.

He retired from the B&O Railroad and Chessie System in Brunswick, Md., after 44 years as a car foreman.

He was a member of Samples Manor Church of God.

He was a member of American Legion Post 10 and Funkstown Moose Lodge 2435.

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

He is survived by his wife, Judy Swain Waters; a daughter, Debora Crampton of Sharpsburg; four sons, David L. Waters Jr. of Oldtown, Md., Rocky Waters of Pittsburgh and James E. Waters and Joseph L. Waters, both of Sharpsburg; two stepsons, Thomas L. Harden of Kearneysville, W.Va., and John W. Harden of Falling Waters, W.Va.; a sister, Barbara Boyd of Martinsburg, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a step-granddaughter.

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He was preceded in death by a son, Lester C. Waters, and a sister, BeBe Waters.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Samples Manor Church of God. The Revs. Kenny Johnson and Jackie Kauffman will officiate. Burial will be in Samples Manor Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today and Monday after 5 p.m. at his home, 200 W. Antietam St., Sharpsburg. Visitation also will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Samples Manor Church of God, P.O. Box 424, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.

Arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Olive V. Newbraugh


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Olive Virginia Newbraugh, 91, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at Heartland of Martinsburg.

Born Sept. 21, 1910, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Griffith and Lillie Graham Newbraugh.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Arden.

She had been a member of AARP, City Hospital Auxiliary and travel clubs.

She is survived by a brother, Hugh B. Newbraugh of Martinsburg, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel McCormick and Beulah Stotler, and four brothers, Otho Newbraugh, Carl Newbraugh, Lynwood Newbraugh and Foster Newbraugh.

Services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

D. Eckenrode


STATE LINE, Pa. - James Dean Eckenrode, infant son of Kevin F. and Tammy R. Armstrong Eckenrode of 15579 Pennsylvania Ave., P.O. Box 14, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

He was born April 25, 2002, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Samantha E. Armstrong at home; a brother, Kevin F. Eckenrode II at home; maternal grandparents Larry and Deborah Armstrong of Shady Grove, Pa.; paternal grandparents Edward and Marlene Eckenrode of State Line; maternal great-grandparents Clifford and Nellie Robinson of Lurgan, Pa.; maternal great-grandmother Helen Haulman of Chambersburg, Pa.; paternal great-grandparents Richard and Elizabeth Ricci of Bloomfield, Pa.; and aunts and uncles.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg. The Revs. Michael J. Jendrek and Victor Miller will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, Pa.

Harry R. Leedy Sr.


NEEDMORE, Pa. - Harry Richard Leedy Sr., 58, of West View Road, died Friday, April 26, 2002, at his home.

Born March 3, 1944, in Shippensburg, Pa., he was the son of the late David and Mildred Peters Leedy.

He was employed by H.B. Mellott Estates Inc. in Warfordsburg, Pa., as a truck driver for 13 years.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Needmore Full Gospel Church.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra J. Richards Leedy, whom he married Nov. 14, 1970; a son, Harry R. Leedy Jr. at home; four sisters, Martha Ventrice of Boca Raton, Fla., Phyllis Thomas of Dillsburg, Pa., Janet Krupar of Herminie, Pa., and Darlene Howard of Dauragh, Pa.; six brothers, Paul Leedy of Jonesboro, La., Dewey Leedy of Pittsburgh, Galen Leedy of New Florence, Pa., Billy Leedy of Latrobe, Pa., Frederick Leedy of Jeanette, Pa., and Larry Leedy of Somerset, Pa.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Pete Leedy, Frankie Leedy and Herman Leedy.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. The Revs. James Gheen and Samuel Finley will officiate. Burial with graveside military services by Fulton Honor Guard will be in Antioch Christian Cemetery, Needmore.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 2 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Grove Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Hancock, MD 21750-0368.

Lillian M. Duke


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