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October 30, 2002

Patricia L. Boucher

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A memorial service for Patricia L. Boucher, 58, of 704 Cumberland Ave., who died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, which was to be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg, has been postponed due to health problems in the family.

Rozella L. Shambaugh

MAGNOLIA, W.Va. - Rozella Largent Shambaugh, 85, of Magnolia, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born Feb. 7, 1917, in Falling Waters, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Albert Frank and Anna Mae Butts Largent.


She attended public schools in Berkeley County, W.Va.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Paw Paw (W.Va.) United Methodist Church.

She was active with Morgan County Senior Life Services of Berkeley Springs.

She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy F. Deremer of Magnolia; two sisters, Mary Byers and Sally M. Largent, both of Martinsburg; one brother, Clifford Largent of Martinsburg, W.Va.; nieces and nephews.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.

Gerald C. Cordell

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gerald C. "Chirk" Cordell, 82, of 323 E. Washington St., died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June 12, 1920, in Fort Loudon, Pa., he was the son of the late William H. and Helen Shultz Cordell.

He was a 1939 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

He was employed for 43 years by Shively's Dairy and Dairymaid in Chambersburg. He retired from Harrisburg Dairies in 1982.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by his wife, Ena Campbell Cordell, whom he married May 20, 1943; two sons, G. Richard Cordell and Robert C. Cordell, both of Chambersburg; one brother, Stanley A. Cordell of Fayetteville, Pa.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg. The Rev. Paul B. Baker will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association of Central Pennsylvania, 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112-1208; or Alzheimer's Association, Building 2, Suite 321, 2001 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Wilbur S. Sorley

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Rev. Wilbur Stanton Sorley, 85, of 12116 Blue Ridge Court, and formerly of Vergas, Minn. and Mesa, Ariz., died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at his home.

Born March 14, 1917, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., he was the son of the late Stanley M. and Lillian Knudsen Sorley.

He received a bachelor of arts degree from Wheaton (Ill.) College and a bachelor of divinity from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.

He served as pastor of Minnehaha Baptist Church in Minneapolis from 1939-44, of Roseland Temple Baptist Church in Chicago from 1944-48, served as a missionary in India under the Baptist General Conference from 1948-75, and was pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Chicago from 1976 until his retirement in 1980. He then served 13 interim pastorates until 1997.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Pearl Eddice King Sorley; one daughter, Marilyn J. Hinterkopf of Waynesboro; one son, Dr. David L. Sorley of Nairobi, Kenya; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lois Sorley; and one brother, Francis Sorley.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at South Mountain Bible Church, Fayetteville, Pa. Pastor David L. Keener will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy, Pa.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to South Mountain Bible Church, Missions Fund, 11275 South Mountain Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222; or The Wilbur Sorley Memorial Fund, The Baptist General Conference 2002, South Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005.

James W. Knotts Sr.

MAGNOLIA, W.Va. - James Wilbur Knotts Sr., 70, of Magnolia, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at his home.

Born April 29, 1932, in Amboy, W.Va., he was the son of the late Perry Raymond and Eva Goss Knotts.

He attended schools in Amboy and Reedsville, W.Va.

He was a farmer and sold produce.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by two daughters, V. Arlene Coates and Betty J. Custer, both of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; two sons, Charles R. Knotts of Martinsburg, W.Va. and James W. Knotts Jr. of Bunker Hill; seven sisters, Leah Morrow of Richmond, Va., Mildred Severs of Martinsburg, Rachel Wilson of Bunker Hill, Pastor Mary Burackor and Laverna Dunn, both of Shepherdstown, W.Va., Paula Logan of Indiana and Sandy Knotts of Charles Town, W.Va.; two brothers, Kenneth Knotts of Oraville, Calif. and Thomas Knotts of Waynesville, Mo.; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

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