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Obituaries for 11/7

November 07, 2002
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He is survived by five daughters, Diana R. Long of Fannettsburg, Pa., Linda Holtry, Loyetta Crider and Patty A. Johnson, all of Shippensburg, and Betty Wickard of Newburg, Pa.; two sons, Fred Coons of Maryland, and Herbert Coons of Philadelphia; three sisters, Carrie Baer and Anna Belle McHenry, both of Shippensburg, and Martha Gursky of Erie, Pa.; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda L. Shoemaker; two sisters, Margie Mowery and Ethel Reed; five brothers, Frank Shoemaker, Oscar Shoemaker, Earl Shoemaker, Ellis Shoemaker and Edgar Shoemaker; and two grandsons.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at John L. Agett Funeral Home, Dry Run. The Rev. John Campion will officiate. Burial will be in Upper Path Valley Cemetery, Dry Run, with military graveside services by McCartney American Legion Post 232 Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

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Anna M. Derr

BOONSBORO - Anna Mae Jones Derr, 73, of 314 St. Paul St., died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 25, 1929, in Boonsboro, she was the daughter of the late Otho Martred and Grace Naomi Huffer Jones.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Woodrow Derr, in 1980.

She retired from Londontowne Manufacturing in Boonsboro after 20 years of employment.

She was a member of Church of God.

She was a member of Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 Ladies Auxiliary of Boonsboro.

She is survived by two daughters, Diane L. Flook and Darlo A. Derr, both of Boonsboro; one son, Ricky W. Derr of Keedysville; four sisters, Thelma Duffey of Boonsboro, Janice Kramer of Hollywood, Fla., Selvia J. Gouker of Middletown, Md., and Barbara Reeder of Arlington, Va.; one brother, Alvey Jones of Smithsburg; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro. The Rev. Patricia Drake will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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




Jerry J. Hoopert

SHARPSBURG - Jerry Joshua "JJ" Hoopert, 67, of 4925 Churchey Road, and formerly of Gaithersburg, Md., died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at his home.

Born Jan. 5, 1935, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Joseph Donald and Velma Frances Osbourne Hoopert.

He was a graduate of Cameron College.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel.

He is survived by one daughter, Kimberly H. Jones of Arizona; one son, Jerry J. Hoopert Jr. of Georgia; one sister, Rosemary Muhlenfeld of Kensington, Md.; his friend and caregiver, Georgeann F. Jansson of Sharpsburg; four grandchildren; two nieces; and four nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald O. Hoopert.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Arlington National Cemetery.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.




William B. Jones Jr.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - William Baker "Wild Bill" Jones Jr., 65, of Charles Town, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at his home.

Born Jan. 21, 1937, in Charles Town, he was the son of the late Alice Vesta Watters Jones and William Baker Jones Sr.

He was a member of Zion Episcopal Church.

He was the owner of Jones Landscape Nursery, which he started in 1975.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Murphy Jones; three daughters, Pamela J. Wagoner of Martinsburg, W.Va., Denise K. Jones of Waynesboro, Pa., and Shannon R. Jones of Cary, N.C.; one son, Elias C. Jones of Charles Town; one brother, Paxton Jones of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; his stepmother, Mary P. Jones of Harpers Ferry; grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m. at Zion Episcopal Church, Charles Town. The Rev. Melanie L. McCarley will officiate.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Nov. 17, following the services at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Peterkin Episcopal Camp, P.O. Box 853, Romney, WV 26757.

Arrangements are by Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Charles Town.




Mary C. Alexander

BOONSBORO - Mary Catherine Hutzell Alexander, 88, formerly of Boonsboro and Williamsport, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at Williamsport Nursing Home.

Born June 21, 1914, in Boonsboro, she was the daughter of the late Elias David and Clemmie Poffenberger Hutzell and stepdaughter of the late Eva Belle Frushour Hutzell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merhl Franklin Alexander, in 1987.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church near Boonsboro.

She is survived by one son, Marvin L. Alexander of Williamsport; one sister, Sylvia Poffenberger of Boonsboro; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Dorlene Slifer.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro. The Rev. Fayellen Shankle will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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