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Obituaries for 7/10

July 10, 2002

E. George Oller Sr.

SMITHSBURG - E. George Oller Sr., 69, of 23340 Watery Lane, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Washington County Hospital, after having a stroke on July 4.

Born June 14, 1933, in Ringgold, he was the son of the late Elmer Hoffman and Susanna Rinehart Oller.

He was a 1951 graduate of Hagerstown High School, and attended Hagerstown Junior College.

He was employed by Marquette Cement in Hagerstown for 10 years. Prior to retiring in 1998, he drove a truck for Roadway Express in Hagerstown for more than 25 years.

He was a member of Welty Church of the Brethren in Smithsburg, where he sang in the choir, and played the trombone in the orchestra. He also taught Christian Aires Sunday School class and served on various committees.

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He played the trombone in the following bands: New Horizon Band of Washington County; German Band within the New Horizon Band; Wayne Band of Waynesboro, Pa.; and Shippensburg Band of Shippensburg, Pa.

He is survived by two daughters, Trina D. Dofflemyer of Atlanta, and Alicia E. Oller of Vancouver, Wash.; two sons, E. George Oller II and B. Colby Oller, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Betty Jane Oller of Smithsburg; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Lou Oller.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Welty Church of the Brethren, Smithsburg. The Revs. C. Dean Mouk and Joseph M. Quesenberry will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




Jerry C. Dodson

KNOXVILLE, Md. - Jerry Calvin Dodson, 55, of 4110 Shady Lane, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Shady Grove, Md.

Born Aug. 19, 1946, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of Jennie Watcher Dodson of Knoxville, and the late Roy E. Dodson.

He was an engineer for International Union of Operating Engineers Local 99.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1582, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136, both of Brunswick.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick. The Rev. Carroll L. Boyer will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Petersville, Md.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Frederick County Chapter, American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1007, Frederick, MD 21701.




Carmi M. Witt

Carmi M. Witt, of 18926 Rolling Road, Hagerstown, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Lillian Rayetta Russell Martin.

She was the first female stock broker in the mid-Atlantic area.

She was a member of Haven Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Fountain Head Country Club.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert Bailey Witt; one son, Robin B. Witt Jr. of Rye, N.Y.; one sister, Betty J. McKee of Hagerstown; one brother, Lawrence L. Martin of Smithsburg; and one grandson.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Haven Lutheran Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Torben G. Aarsand will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.




John L. Renner Sr.

John Luft Renner Sr., 92, of 301 Claire St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at his home.

Born Aug. 15, 1909, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Thomas Allison and Grace Elizabeth Boward Renner.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Renner, in 2001. They were married for 71 years.

He was a former employee of Fairchild Aircraft; Old Export Brewery in Cumberland, Md.; and was a self-employed truck driver. He retired from Richard F. Kline Inc.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army during the D-Day invasion of Normandy Beach, where he received the Purple Heart.

He was a member of Dixon Troxell American Legion Post 211, Funkstown.

He is survived by one brother, William O. Renner of Hagerstown; two granddaughters, Lindsey Renner of Cresaptown, Md., and Cathy Hooker of LaVale, Md.; one grandson, Jeffrey L. Renner of Hancock; and his close friend, Mary Dowler of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by one son, John L. Renner Jr.

Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. David B. Kaplan will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Friday from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Johns Hopkins Oncology Department, 600 Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21201.




Florence J. Benjamin

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