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November 25, 2002

Harriet L. Hayes

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Harriet Langdon Hayes, 68, of Charles Town, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born March 12, 1934, in Charles Town, she was the daughter of the late Charles R. and Louise M. Gardner Langdon.

She was a graduate of Charles Town High School and a 1955 graduate of Hood College in Frederick, Md.

She was an avid golfer and a master in Bridge.

She attended Zion Episcopal Church where she was a former member of the choir.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Rolfe G. Hayes; three children, Alice Spickler of Medina, Ohio, Roscoe Hayes of Bern, Switzerland, and Martha Gallo of Emerson, N.J.; a sister, Louise Chwastyk of Silver Spring, Md.; a brother, Charles Langdon of Alexandria, Va.; four grandchildren; three nieces; and two nephews.


Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Zion Episcopal Church, Charles Town. The Rev. Melanie McCarley will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Memorial donations may be made to Zion Episcopal Church, 221 E. Washington St., Charles Town, WV 25414.

Ernest Oliver

GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - Ernest Oliver, 73, of Great Cacapon, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Valley View Nursing Home.

Born Nov. 4, 1929, in Hilton, Ga., he was the son of the late Jesse Randolf and Genie Ellis Oliver.

He was married to Rita Anna Gunnell Oliver, who died in 1996.

He was a Metro bus driver in Washington, D.C., from 1962 to 1992.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Moore of North Beach, Md., and Barbara Goodwin of Hughesville, Md.; a son, Dana Oliver of Great Cacapon; two sisters, Marie Efurd and Etta Jean McEanany, both of Auburndale, Fla.; two brothers, Thomas Oliver of Aubrundale and Clarence Oliver of Tampa, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Junior Oliver.

Graveside services will be today at 3 p.m. at Great Cacapon Cemetery. Pastor Larry Thomlinson will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Samuel Underwood

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Samuel "Bill" Underwood, 52, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at his home.

Born April 14, 1950, in Summit Point, W.Va., he was the son of Rosebud Curry Underwood of Charles Town, W.Va., and the late Collins Underwood Sr.

He was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by four sisters, Ruth Doleman of Salisbury, Md., Barbara Brown of Winchester, Va., and Mary Cook and Linda Brown, both of Charles Town, and four brothers, Collins Underwood Jr., James Underwood, Clarence Underwood and Percy Underwood, all of Summit Point.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Rosella Underwood, Hazel Underwood and Pauline Moats, and four brothers, John Underwood, Ralph Underwood, David Underwood and Philip Underwood.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Prosperity Baptist Church. The Rev. Carroll Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Prosperity Baptist Cemetery, Jamestown, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Vada E. Waterfield

QUINCY, Pa. - Vada E. Wierman Waterfield, 80, of Quincy United Methodist Home and formerly of 345 Barnett Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 15, 1922, in Thurmont, Md., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Nora Miller Wierman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton L. Waterfield, in 2001. They were married Oct. 24, 1940.

She attended Sabillasville, Md., and Thurmont schools.

She owned and operated Summit Nursery in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., from 1964 to 1984. Later, she started Y-nest at the Waynesboro YMCA and pre-school at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rouzerville, Pa. Earlier, she was employed by Fairchild Aircraft Manufacturing in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church in Blue Ridge Summit where she served as an elder, Sunday school teacher and children's choir director and served on various committees.

She is survived by a daughter, Sharon L. Fitz of Waynesboro; two sisters, Anna Happel of Littlestown, Pa., and Helen Lantz of Lantz, Md.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lelia Fogle, Clara Bentzel and Armatha Benchoff, and a brother, LeRoy Wierman.

Services will be Monday at 3 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Willard F. Rahn will officiate. Burial will be in Harbaugh Church Cemetery, near Rouzerville.

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

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