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July 29, 2002

E. Edward Wise

E. Edward Wise, 86, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 4, 1916, in Wilmington, Del., he was the son of the late Stanley and Anna Rockwell Wise.

He was a bus driver for the Baltimore Mass Transit Authority.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 39th Signal Company, where he received several medals.

He was a member of AFL-CIO, and MTA Local 1300.

He is survived by his wife, Sally B. Harrell Wise; eight stepchildren, Connie, Lynda, Mary, Julie, Al Jr., Krista, Paulette and Bruce; nine stepgrandchildren; and two nieces.

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He was preceded in death by two stepgrandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown. Pastor James Moore will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Friends will be received Tuesday one hour prior to services at the funeral home.




Kathryne M. Staubs

BOLIVAR, W.Va. - Kathryne Mae Staubs, 86, of Bolivar, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born May 7, 1916, in Bolivar, she was the daughter of the late John Oliver and Mary Bell Sponseller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey L. Staubs.

She was a member of Bolivar United Methodist Church.

She was a member of Women of the Moose and Steadman-Keenan American Legion Post 96 Ladies Auxiliary, both in Brunswick, Md.

She is survived by two daughters, Kay Jenkins of Charles Town, W.Va., and Doris D'Angelo of Bolivar; one sister, Ruth Elliott of Martinsburg, W.Va.; four granddaughters; nine grandsons; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Ernest Staubs Sr. and Boyd Staubs; sisters and brothers; and one grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The Rev. JoAnne Alexander will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Lutheran Cemetery, Bolivar.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, North Central West Virginia Chapter, P.O. Box 1019, Morgantown, WV 26507.




Kathryn M. Pollard

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. - Kathryn Mae Pollard, 87, of Winter Springs, and formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Friday, July 26, 2002, at her home.

Born July 23, 1915, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late George and Bertha Braithwaite Martin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford R. Pollard.

She retired as a clerk from the property appraiser's office in Sanford, W.Va.

She is survived by stepchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Madeline Luttrell.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery.

Sign and view the family guest book at www.baldwinfairchild.com.

Arrangements are by Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Homes, Oviedo, Fla.




Dale L. Souders

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dale L. "Whitey" Souders, 64, of 105 N. Main St., died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 31, 1938, in Wells Tannery, Pa., he was the son of the late Lester and Leona Seville Souders.

He was employed by Lynn Chevrolet for 15 years, and most recently worked for Chambersburg Cold Storage.

He was a member of Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46, the Eagles Club and Landis-McCleaf Detachment Marine Corps League.

He is survived by his wife, Ima Talhelm Souders of St. Thomas, Pa.; two sons, Darryl L. Souders and Harvey L. Souders, both of Chambersburg; two sisters, Helen Foreman of Wells Tannery, and Carol Grimes of Chambersburg; two brothers, Rankin Souders and Carl Souders, both of Wells Tannery; two grandsons; and a companion, Helen Bass of Chambersburg.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family requests the omission of flowers.




Hazel I. Shealer

PHILIPSBURG, Pa. - Hazel I. Humerick Shealer, 83, a resident of the Presbyterian Home in Philipsburg, and formerly of 120 Harrison Ave., in Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Philipsburg Area Hospital.

Born Aug. 11, 1918, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late William S. and Hazel Firestone Humerick.

Her husband, Grayson Dillman "Buzz" Shealer, died Dec. 24, 2001. They were married July 11, 1942.

She was a 1936 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She was a homemaker, and worked part time for the Record Herald Newspaper in Waynesboro.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro.

She is survived by one son, Dennis G. Shealer of Philipsburg; one brother, S. Marlowe Humerick of Clearwater, Fla.; one granddaughter; one grandson; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Caroline Humerick, Eva Needy and A. Madonna Watts.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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