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Obituaries for 9/9

September 11, 2002

Barbara J. Freeman


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Barbara Jean Freeman, 59, a resident of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of 7122 Slabtown Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, at the nursing home.

Born April 29, 1943, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert A. Freeman Sr. and Alice Sanders Freeman.

She attended Quincy, Pa., schools.

She is survived by one brother, Richard M. Freeman of Waynesboro; one niece; and four nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gilbert A. Freeman Jr. and Rodney E. Freeman.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Ron Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, near Quincy.

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




Beulah M. Flohr


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Beulah M. Minnick Flohr, 82, of Buchanan Trail East, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at her daughter's home.

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Her husband, Donald C. Flohr, died April 23, 1979.

Private graveside services will be held in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. The Rev. Thomas M. Burns Jr. will officiate.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




Chad E. Walls


FAIRFIELD, Pa. - Chad Edward Walls, 23, of 3 Snowbird Trail, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 23, 1979, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., he was the son of William G. Walls Sr. of Fairfield, and Anna E. Sprankle Coons of Hagerstown.

He was a graduate of South Hagerstown High School and Washington County Career Studies Center. He also attended Hagerstown Community College.

He was owner and operator of the Snowball Effect, Hagerstown.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, William G. Walls Jr. of Hagerstown; maternal grandmother, Patsy Parks of Hagerstown; maternal great-grandmother, Anna Socks of Hagerstown; paternal grandmother, Betty Barger of Hagerstown; one niece; and aunts and uncles.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. David Sword will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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




Edgar F. Brookens


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Edgar F. Brookens, 79, of 5188 Wright Road, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Aug. 28, 1923, in Fayetteville, he was the son of the late John and Phoebe McNew Brookens.

He retired in 1967 from the U.S. Army after more than 23 years of service. He served during World War II and the Korean War. He retired with the rank of Sgt. 1st Class, E-7. He received numerous medals and ribbons. He was owner/operator of Brookens Sunoco in Scotland, Pa., and also worked as a guard at Franklin County Prison.

He attended Deliverance In Christ Church, Scotland.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Peggy L. Neff Brookens; one son, Tony E. Brookens of Martinsburg, W.Va.; five daughters, Joy D. Cook of Chambersburg, Brenda G. Brookens of Fayetteville, Pamela K. Strickler of Shippensburg, Pa., Elaine M. Harris of Tobaccoville, N.C., and Cindy H. Shatzley of Falling Waters, W.Va.; three brothers, Norman Brookens of Fayetteville, Jack Brookens and Garnet Brookens, both of Chambersburg; five sisters, Janet Smith and Joyce Dehart, both of Fayetteville, Gladys Fortney of South Mountain, Pa., Ruby Wenger of St. Thomas, Pa., and Dixie Simpson of Chambersburg; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Lonnie Shover will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard.

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




Edna M. Dunlap


SHARPSBURG - Edna M. Dunlap, 79, of 2210 Back Road, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at Reeder's Memorial Nursing Home, Boonsboro.

Born April 26, 1923, in Phoebus, Va., she was the daughter of the late Jessie E. and Ida Woolden Stanworth.

Her husband, Gordon Creal Dunlap, died March 23, 1992.

She was a member of New Life Fellowship, Sharpsburg.

She is survived by two daughters, Marie M. Travis of Bowie, Md., and Sylvia L. Hendricks of Sharpsburg; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Williamsport, Pa. The Rev. Lewis Good will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven, Pa.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.




Hesbia C. Foster


NAPLES, Fla. - Hesbia Clarkson Foster, 85, of Naples, and formerly of Frederick, Md., died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at his home.

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