Obituaries for 7/31

July 31, 2002

Maxine L. Everitt

HANCOCK - Maxine L. Everitt, 82 of East Main Street, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at her home.

Born Feb. 23, 1920, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Luther and Ella Smith Hoopengardner.

Her husband, Wilbur B. Everitt, died Dec. 8, 1966.

She was employed by Londontowne Manufacturing in Hancock as a seamstress.

She was a Protestant.

She is survived by four daughters, Shirley Heiner of Martinsburg, W.Va., Betty Whiteside of Warfordsburg, Pa., Milly Potter of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Judy Lutman of Fredericksburg, Va.; one son, Ronald Everitt of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Louise Jordan of New York; one brother, Emory Hoopengardner of Hancock; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by two sons; one sister, Marguerite Hull; and four brothers, Ray Hoopengardner, Harry Hoopengardner, Guy Hoopengardner and Jim Hoopengardner.


Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Whips Cove United Church of Christ. The Rev. Lee Hashley will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, which will be open from 2 p.m. A viewing will be Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Gary L. Perkins

Gary L. Perkins, 47, of 750 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare of Hagerstown.

Born Jan. 31, 1955, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Henry Franklin and Betsy Pearl Hardee Perkins.

He is survived by three sisters, Jane Reber of Maryland, Susan and Alice; and two brothers, Jack and Jake.

Graveside services will be today at 2:15 p.m. at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Md. The Rev. Charles McCann will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

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

Carrie M. Walter

LAUREL, Md. - Carrie Maetta Bloom Walter, 88, of Laurel, died Monday, July 29, 2002.

She was a nurse with Warren Clinic and Laurel General Hospital for more than 35 years.

She is survived by her husband, George W. Walter; three daughters, Nancy Webster, Vicki Clem and Ann Quigg; two sons, Edwin Kearton and John Walter; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Donald Kearton; one sister, Louise Poffenberger; and two brothers, Charles Bloom and Milton Bloom.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Donaldson Funeral Home, Laurel. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Fulton, Md.

Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

James L. Gearhart

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - James L. "Jim" Gearhart, 86, of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of Providence Place, Chambersburg, and 3392 Williamson Road, Greencastle, Pa., died Monday, July 29, 2002, at the nursing home.

Born Nov. 21, 1915, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Amos James and Grace Lefever Gearhart.

He worked as a custodian at Grove Worldwide in Shady Grove, Pa., and at Wilson College in Chambersburg.

He was a member of Ebenezer United Brethren Church in Greencastle, where he participated in the Men's Brotherhood.

He is survived by his wife, Mabel Grace Rotz Gearhart, whom he married Feb. 15, 1941; three daughters, Barbara A. Heckman of Mercersburg, Pa., Nancy L. Shipley of Chambersburg, and Judith I. Kelly of Claysburg, Pa.; one sister, Mary Trumpower of Hancock; one brother, Earl Gearhart of Chambersburg; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Irvin Gearhart.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle. The Rev. Richard Mose will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pennsylvania Lions Eye Research/Sight Conservation, Chairperson P.D.G. Jay E. Barrick, 5136 Sunset Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17112.

Boyd Wiggins

Boyd Wiggins, 86, of 18534 Kent Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Nov. 27, 1915, in Bremen, Ky., he was the son of the late Elijah G. and Edna H. Whitmer Wiggins.

He was employed by Allegheny Power, retiring in 1984 after 27 years of service.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hagerstown.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Engineering Corps. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor.

He was a member of Williamsport American Legion Post 202, Disabled American Veterans Ralph Tagg Chapter, Lions Club of Halfway, and AARP.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eileen W. Wiggins; one son, Ronald D. Wiggins of Gaithersburg, Md.; and one sister, Bertie L. Abbott of Cincinnati.

He was preceded in death by nine sisters and brothers.

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