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September 03, 2002
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Born April 7, 1917, in Elkins, W.Va., he was the son of the late Grant U. and Gwenda Scott Shaw.

He was employed by South Mountain Restoration Center in the janitorial department for 13 years. Prior to retiring in 1982, he worked for Knouse Foods in Orrtanna, Pa., as a press operator for 19 years.

He was a member of Fayetteville Church of God.

He was a member of the AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jane Carbaugh Shaw, whom he married June 17, 1968; one daughter, Monta Rae Beaver of Fayetteville; two sons, Hayward A. Shaw of El Paso, Texas, and Roger D. Shaw of Spring Grove, Pa.; five sisters, Margaret Loy of Romney, W.Va., Ivana Shaw of Baltimore, Carrie Wee of Elkins, Lucy Shaw of Clarksburg, W.Va., and Izura Shaw of Barnesville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by 15 brothers and sisters.


Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. George S. Mouer Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

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

Richard L. Smith

CASCADE - Richard L. Smith, 62, of Pennersville Road, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 3, 1940, in Boynton, Pa., he was the son of Dorothy M. Bittner Smith Rowe of Chambersburg, Pa., and the late Leon D. Smith.

He was a 1958 graduate of Smithsburg High School.

He was employed by Mack Trucks, Hagerstown, retiring in 2000.

He served in the U.S. Army National Guard 29th Division at Highfield.

He was a member of Cascade American Legion Post 239; Eagle's Club Inc., Waynesboro, Pa.; South Mountain Rod and Gun Club, Smithsburg; Blue Ridge Sportsmen's Association, Fairfield, Pa.; and UAW 171.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sarah H. Garver Smith, whom he married Sept. 5, 1985; one daughter, Peggy A. Heister of Cascade; one son, Kenneth S. Smith of Rouzerville, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Karen L. Lantz of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and Lara M. Bollinger of Hagers-town; three stepsons, Charles V. Stover III of Waynesboro, Wade H. Stover of Rouzerville, and Joseph O.S. Stover of Williamson, Pa.; stepfather, Russell Rowe of Chambersburg; two stepsisters, Linda Ahmed of Germantown, Md., and Jill Rowe Difio of Weston, Fla.; three grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren.

Private graveside services will be held at Bethel Cemetery, Cascade. The Rev. Kelly Crenshaw will officiate. Military services will be conducted by Cascade American Legion.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, which will be open Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation of Maryland Inc., 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 202, Baltimore, MD 21204-2186; or American Diabetes Association, Maryland Affiliate Inc., 407 Central Ave., Reisterstown, MD 21136.

Gladys L. Weekley

WILLIAMSPORT - Gladys Lodica Burnett Weekley, 94, of Homewood of Williamsport, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at the home.

Born May 18, 1908, near Conneautville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Otis Abner and Jenny Esther Salisbury Burnett.

Her husband of 65 years, Cecil M. Weekley, died in 1994.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by two sisters, Ione Kightlinger of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Arlene Manross of Fairview, Pa.; two daughters, Jeannine W. Simpson of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Linda L. Hicks of Oil City, Pa.; one son, David M. Weekley of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald Burnett, Arthur Burnett and Irvin Burnett.

Services will be private and held in Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Pa.

Memorial services will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Homewood of Williamsport Benevolent Association, P.O. Box 250, Williamsport, MD 21795; or to a local Hospice organization.

Rebecca A. Longerbeam

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Rebecca Ann "Becky" Longerbeam, 51, of 151 Augustine Ave., died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Oct. 24, 1950, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Alvey W. Plotner Sr. and Ruth Brown Plotner.

She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by her husband, Donald E. Longerbeam Sr.; two sons, Michael L. Longerbeam of Rippon, W.Va., and Timothy D. Longerbeam Sr. of Halltown, W.Va.; three sisters, Alice J. Engle of Berryville, Va., Margaret E. Viands of Rippon, and Ruby C. Gaither of Martinsburg; one brother, Kenneth A. Plotner of Hope Mills, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Donald E. Longerbeam Jr. and Joey A. Longerbeam; one sister, Mary E. Keesecker; and one brother, Alvey W. Plotner Jr.

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