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Obituaries for 11/12

November 12, 2002

Anna L. Socks

Anna Lois Elizabeth Socks, 86, of Beverly Health Care in Hagerstown, and formerly of 804 Washington Ave., who died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at Beverly Health Care, was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Socks; one stepdaughter, Doris V. Grove; six brothers, George King, Pete King, Charles King, John King, Leroy King and Bill King; three sisters, Lila King, Mary Dundus and Daisy LaFeorce; and one great-grandson.




Christopher S. Becker

Christopher Stephen Becker, 22, of 13447 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002.

Born July 5, 1980, in Bedford, Pa., he was the son of Rick L. and Angela L. Powers Becker of Hagerstown.

He was a 1998 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Jessica N. Becker of Hagerstown; paternal grandfather, Mervin J. Becker of Williamsburg, Pa.; paternal grandmother, Kathryn D. Becker of Williamsburg; maternal grandmother, Sandra D. Powers of Saxton, Pa.; maternal grandfather, Ralph W. Powers of Paw Paw, W.Va.; maternal great-grandmother, Frances Powers of Paw Paw; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

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Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Paul Harne will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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




Isabelle Deal

SMITHSBURG - Isabelle Deal, 90, of Welty Church Road, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at her home.

Born Feb. 7, 1912, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Clarence W. and Myrtle Overcash Sprenkle.

Her husband, Clyde W. Deal, died in 1978.

She was employed at Waynesboro Knitting Mill. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Greensburg.

She was a member of Sunshine Leisure Club in Smithsburg, and the AARP.

She is survived by three daughters, Doris B. Kershner of Berryville, Va., Sandra A. Deal of Missoula, Mont., and Barbara A. Gardenhour of Smithsburg; four sons, Gerald A. Deal of Boonsboro, Timothy C. Deal and Dennis P. Deal, both of Smithsburg, and David E. Deal of Ocean City, Md.; one sister, Betty Benchoff of Charmaine, Pa.; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. Pastor Mark Walters will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to W.C.F.L., Smithsburg Library, P.O. Box 648, Smithsburg, MD 21783.




Josephine Buhrman

FOXVILLE, Md. - Josephine Buhrman, 70, of Stottlemeyer Road, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at her home.

Born April 26, 1932, in Wolfsville, Md., she was the daughter of Annie Laura Winfield Hays of Smithsburg, and the late Harry Milton Hays.

She was employed at Rinehart Orchard in Smithsburg, and was a homemaker.

She was a member of Garfield United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Francis John Buhrman; four sons, Roger L. Buhrman, Francis M. Buhrman, Jeffrey L. Buhrman and Johnny B. Buhrman, all of Foxville; two sisters, Isabel Stottlemeyer of Sabillasville, and Mary A. Wiles of Myersville, Md.; one grandson; and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Cyrus W. Hays.

Services will be today at 11 a.m. at Garfield United Methodist Church. Pastor Randy Reid will officiate. Burial will be in Garfield United Methodist Church Cemetery.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to Garfield United Methodist Church, c/o John W. King, 12044 Pleasant Walk Road, Myersville, MD 21773.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.




Robert S. Harden

Robert Sterling "Bob" Harden, 77, of 1329 Marshall St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at his home.

Born April 10, 1925, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late James W. Harden and Sadie D. Moon Harden Widmyer.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary K. Harden.

He was employed by Mack Trucks for 25 years, retiring in 1987.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II aboard the USS Boise in the Pacific Theater.

He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville.

He was a member, past commander and past chairman of Funkstown American Legion Post 211; a member of the Service Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., for Post 211; volunteered as a Scout Master for Troop 62, Chewsville, from 1965 to 1991; and served on the Mason-Dixon Boy Scout Council Committee, where he received the Order of Merit, the Silver Beaver, the Order of the Arrow and the Distinguished Vigil Awards. He also volunteered with the Keep America Beautiful Campaign, and was chairman of Mack Trucks UAW Local 171 Children's Christmas Party. He was past president of the Washington County Hall of Fame and president of the North American Rod and Gun Club.

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