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Obituaries 5/19/02

May 19, 2002

Ray E. Smetzer


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The family of Ray E. Smetzer, 71, of 13428 Linda Lane, who died Thursday, May 16, 2002, will receive friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

James C. Unger


WILLIAMSPORT - James Clayton Unger, 59, of 16537 Tammany Lane, died Saturday, May 17, 2002, at his home.

Born Dec. 31, 1942, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Franklin F. Unger and Adella Irene Shaw Unger Eury.

He was a 1960 graduate of South Hagerstown High School and a graduate of Hagerstown Junior College.

He was employed by Allegheny Power for more than 33 years, retiring in 1999.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown.

He was a member of Dixon-Troxell Post 211 American Legion of Funkstown, Bass Masters Association and AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Mae Ebersole Unger, whom he married Dec. 11, 1965; a son, Mitchell J. Unger of Falling Waters, W.Va.; a brother, David F. Unger of Hagerstown; a granddaughter; an aunt; and nieces and nephews.

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Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport. The Rev. Darrell L. Layman will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Calvin H. Souders


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Calvin H. Souders, 69, of 7814 Kuhn Bridge Road, died Friday, May 17, 2002, at his home.

Born Aug. 28, 1932, in McConnellsburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Claude B. and Goldie Cooper Souders.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys "Eileen" Oberholzer Souders, in 1999. They were married Aug. 12, 1964.

He retired from Grove Worldwide in Shady Grove, Pa., after 40 years of service.

He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He attended Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greencastle.

He was a member of Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319 of Greencastle.

He is survived by four daughters, Lisa Bowers, Donna Monninger and Carol Talhelm, all of Greencastle, and Bobbie Strait of Chambersburg, Pa.; a son, Douglas Carr of Newville, Pa.; five sisters, Betty Hoffman of McConnellsburg, Edna Sipes of Greencastle, Alice Strait of Harrisonville, Pa., Patricia Hazlin of Kennesaw, Ga., and Rosaline Carbaugh of Big Cove Tannery, Pa.; four brothers, Grover Souders of McConnellsburg, Jay Souders of Hustontown, Pa., Edgar Souders of Mercersburg, Pa., and Lyle Souders of Warfordsburg, Pa.; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Justina A. Smith; two sisters, Faye Knepper and Helen Schetrompf; four brothers, Ray Souders, Blair Souders, Jerry Souders and Tom Souders; and a grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greencastle. The Rev. Martin H. Horn will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, and Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Charlotte B. Wyszkowski


HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Charlotte B. Wyszkowski, 78, of Hedgesville, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at her home.

Born April 8, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Charlotte McDonald Wyckoff.

She is survived by her husband, Edward J. Wyszkowski; three daughters, Phyllis Hunt of Buffalo, N.Y., and Millie Hunt and Pattie Palmer, both of Hedgesville; a son, Charles D. Hunt of Hedgesville; 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Edward Hunt, a sister and two brothers.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va. The Rev. William C. Crowe will officiate. Burial will be in Gerrardstown Presbyterian Cemetery.

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

Louis N. Bush


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Louis Nelson Bush, 86, of Charles Town, died Friday, May 17, 2002, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Nov. 4, 1915, in Kabletown, W.Va., he was the son of the late Grover L. and Mary Virginia Busch Bush.

He retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways in Jefferson County, W.Va.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of Shenandoah Memorial United Methodist Church in Millville, W.Va.

He was a volunteer of Citizens Fire Co. of Charles Town, Eastern Panhandle Food Bank, Community Ministries Food Pantry and Community Clothes Closet for Needy People.

He is survived by his wife, Myra Frances Willingham Bush, whom he married Aug. 23, 1946, a niece and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Wheeler, and three brothers, Lester Bush, Perry Bush and Kenneth Bush.

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