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Obituaries for 11/17

November 18, 2002

Jeffrey L. Rowland

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jeffrey Lewis Rowland, 43, of 810 Belvedere Heights, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, in Knoxville, Md.

Born April 25, 1959, in Ranson, W.Va., he was the son of and caregiver for Francis J. and Violet Ballenger Rowland of Charles Town.

He was a graduate of Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

He was a fourth-grade teacher at Wright Denny Elementary School in Charles Town for 22 years. Formerly, he was employed by the Cliffside Inn, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

He was a member and former choir member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town.

He was a member of the West Virginia Education Association.

He was a member of Friday Night Bowling League at Shenandoah Lanes.

He was the secretary for Wright Denny Faculty Senate and a former instructor for Weight Watchers in Charles Town.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Faye Rodgers of Bolivar, W.Va., and two nephews.

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Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, Charles Town. The Rev. Richard W. Simpson will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry.

Memorial donations may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 110 W. North St., Charles Town, WV 25414.




James R. Grimm Sr.

KEEDYSVILLE - James Robert "Bob" Grimm Sr., 69, of 18728 Mansfield Road, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at his home.

Born Sept. 10, 1933, in Keedysville, he was the son of the late Charles Nelson and Mary Elizabeth Leatherman Grimm.

He retired after 20 years of employment from the Washington County Roads Department as a truck driver. He also drove a milk tanker for Ralph Taylor's trucking business.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Vonda Dawn Draper Grimm; two daughters, Brenda E. Grimm Clark of Keedysville and Peggy A. Grimm Cole of Sharpsburg; a son, James R. Grimm Jr. of Keedysville; two sisters, Betty Grimm Bayer of Waynesboro, Pa., and Mary M. Grimm of Hagerstown; two brothers, Donald Grimm of Frederick, Md., and Glenn R. Grimm of Sharpsburg; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Grimm and Billy Grimm.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro. The Rev. Richard G. Hembrock will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Keedysville.

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




Alfred A. Pope Sr.

BOONSBORO - Alfred Austin Pope Sr., 72, of Reeders Memorial Home and formerly of Manassas, Va., died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 28, 1930, in Phoenixville, Pa., he was the son of the late Alfred Leonard and Bessie Mae Willauer Pope.

He was a 1948 graduate of Spring City High School and a 1952 graduate of Penn State University, receiving a bachelor of science degree in forestry.

He was employed as a chief Eastern mapping sender for the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va., from 1952 until his retirement in 1985.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserves.

He was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Manassas.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Pope of Hagerstown, whom he married July 30, 1955; four children, Alfred A. Pope Jr. of Catlett, Va., Vicky L. Forando of Delmar, N.Y., Lisa A. German of Martinsburg, W.Va. and Jeffrey S. Pope of Hagerstown; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Reeders Memorial Home, Lincoln Terrace, 141 S. Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713.




Jack B. Cooper Sr.

CARLISLE, Pa. - Jack Britton Cooper Sr., 71, of Carlisle, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Sept. 10, 1931, in Charleston, S.C., he was the son of the late Noah and Mary Riley Cooper.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Harrison Cooper.

He is survived by three daughters, Terry Randolph and Vivian L. Randolph, both of Greenville, N.C., and Cecelia R. Heinbaugh of Carlisle; a son, Jack B. Cooper Jr. of Biglersville, Pa.; five sisters, Laurel Cooper of Inwood, W.Va., Priscilla Cooper of South Carolina, Ethel Cooper of New York, Julia Cooper of New York and Nora L. Moats of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 8 p.m. at South Berkeley Chapel Funeral Home, Inwood.

Burial will Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Wicomico Cemetery in Salisbury, Md.

The family will receive friends today from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.




Mildred I. Turner

Mildred Irene Turner, 44, of 23 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 9, 1957, in Washington County, she was the daughter of Mary Louise Williams Turner of Hagerstown and the late Charles Harvey Turner. She was raised by the late Mary Williams and George Vernon.

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