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July 23, 2002

Lillian E. Divens

Lillian E. Divens, 95, of 12 S. Walnut St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at Julia Manor Nursing Center.

Born June 28, 1906, in Boonsboro, she was the daughter of the late Allen R. and Mary A. Miller.

She was employed by Hagerstown Silk Mill and Hagerstown Box Factory.

She is survived by one daughter, Dorthea B. Long of Beltsville, Md.; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown. The Rev. J. Norman Mayer will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Potomac Street, Hagerstown.




Milton H. Barnhart

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Milton Howard Barnhart, 86, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at his home.

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Born Aug. 21, 1915, in Needmore, Pa., he was the son of the late Peter Howard and Marietta Breakall Barnhart.

He attended public schools in Fulton County, Pa.

He retired in 1970 after 27 years of service as a carpenter with the B&O Railroad.

He was a member of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church in Warfordsburg, Pa.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by one son, Donald M. Barnhart of Falling Waters, W.Va.; four daughters, Shirley A. Barnhart, Mary L. Clawges and Nancy J. Grove, all of Berkeley Springs, and Alice M. French of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Ida B. Wills, Alma C. Fisher, Cora M. Smith and Margaret L. Barnhart; and two brothers, Curtis E. Barnhart and Charles A. Barnhart.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. G. Edward Grove will officiate. Burial will be in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

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




Sh-nyja Kh-Rae Chellann Winston

Sh-nyja Kh-Rae Chellann Winston, infant daughter of Tevis Tramaine Winston and Rosalyn Yvonne Allen, of 417 Park Place, Hagerstown, died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

She was born July 18, 2002, in Hagerstown.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Shai-Ki D. Allen of Kearneysville, W.Va., and Sh-Raylan L. Allen, at home; one brother, Tevis T. Winston, at home; maternal grandparents, Jessie H. Carey and Patricia A. Allen of Kearneysville; paternal grandparents, Brian D. and Veronica Baylor and Tina M. Winston of Kearneysville; paternal great-grandparents, Frances V. and James R. Ferguson of Kearneysville, and Betty A. Baylor of Charles Town, W.Va.; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by maternal great-grandparents, Gloria B. Creamer and Nannie Carey.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Pleasant View Memorial Gardens, Martinsburg, W.Va. Elder Raymond Johnson will officiate.

At the family's request, there will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.




M. Blanche Rife

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - M. Blanche Rife, 90, of 279 E. King St., who died Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital, is survived by two daughters, Darlene K. Stiver of Shippensburg, Pa., and Barbara A. Summers of Chambersburg.




Ronald L. Stoner

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ronald Lee Stoner, 59, of 4460 Jacks Mill Road, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 23, 1942, in Williamson, Pa., he was the son of Ethel E. Eavey Stoner of Chambersburg, and the late Merle N. Stoner.

He attended Williamson School.

He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Chambersburg, where he was a member of the Golden Link Sunday School class.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one brother, Edward N. Stoner of Greencastle, Pa.; three nephews; and two nieces.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle. The Rev. Bonnie L. Brush will officiate. Burial will be in Macedonia Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral home will open at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 3001 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Samuel F. Bowers Jr.

ROHRERSVILLE - Samuel Franklin "J.R." Bowers Jr., 17, of 4103 Rohrersville Road, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Born Feb. 25, 1985, in Ranson, W.Va., he was the son of Samuel Franklin Bowers Sr. and Robin F. Bowers of Rohrersville, and Teresa Sharitz Bowers Carter of Yarrowsburg.

He was a senior at Boonsboro High School.

He was employed by the Leon Bowers farm in Samples Manor.

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