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Obituaries for 11/28

November 29, 2002

Mary V. Richard

Mary Virginia Richard, 91, of 1183 Luther Drive, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born Nov. 11, 1911, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John Paul and Mary Feigley Richard.

She received a bachelor of arts degree from Mary Washington College; and a master's degree from Columbia University.

She worked for the Washington County Board of Education, teaching at Surrey and Bester elementary schools.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She was a member of Maryland Retired Teachers Association and AAUW.

She is survived by one sister, Anna E. Gossard of Hagerstown; one brother, John P. Richard Jr. of Hagerstown; two nieces and one nephew.

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Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Doris J. Doub will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Friday from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.




Lewis A. Fravel

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Lewis A. Fravel, 69, of Falling Waters, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at his home.

Born Sept. 14, 1933, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lewis A. and Edna Trail Fravel.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Bohrer Fravel; two daughters, Judy Cox of Ocean City, Md. and Edna B. Fravel of Martinsburg; five sons, Lewis A. Fravel of Pennsylvania, Jeffrey S. Fravel and Ronald L. Fravel, both of Baltimore, John W. Fravel of Martinsburg, W.Va. and Steven J. Fravel of Huntington, W.Va.; three sisters, Edna Norris and Joanna Stewart, both of Baltimore and Jean Dawson of Martinsburg; two brothers, Edward Fravel of Dickson, Tenn. and James Clabaugh of Littlestown, Pa.; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Kerry W. Fravel; and one sister, Barbara Young.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Robert Caplinger will officiate. Burial will be in Hedgesville Cemetery.

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




Donnie W. Carpenter

WILLIAMSPORT - Donnie Woodrow Carpenter, 67, of 37 E. Potomac St., died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 20, 1935, in Shepherdstown, W.Va., he was the son of the late Joseph Woodrow and Ruth Virginia Byrd Carpenter.

He was employed by the Town of Williamsport, retiring in 1999. He had been employed by Massey Ford, as an A1 foreman, and by Canteen in Hagerstown.

He attended Rehoboth United Methodist Church in Williamsport.

He was a member of Conococheague IORM Tribe 84 of Williamsport.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen M. Potter Carpenter, whom he married Nov. 24, 1955; one daughter, Katrina M. Haniak of Warren, Mich.; two sisters, Barbara J. Smith of Virginia and Patricia A. Pearrell of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one granddaughter; three aunts; three uncles; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport. The Rev. James E. Swecker will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 30 E. Salisbury St., Williamsport, MD 21795.




Charles J. Taylor Sr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Charles James Taylor Sr., 85, of 220 Butternut Lane, and formerly of 519 S. Main St., Chambersburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born March 28, 1917, in Louisville, Va., he was the son of the late Charles Thornton Taylor and Mary Frances Doleman Taylor.

His first wife, Estella B. Blakey Taylor, died in 1985. His second wife, Delores E. Teal Taylor, died Jan. 27.

He was a long-distance truck driver for 20 years. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service and the Borough of Chambersburg.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church in Chambersburg, was an elder, on the usher board and sang in the Senior Choir.

He is survived by one daughter, Christine Baker of Philadelphia; three sons, Charles J. Taylor Jr., Robert W. Taylor and Gary L. Taylor, all of Chambersburg; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Duckery; one sister and two brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. James Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or American Heart Association, Franklin/Fulton Division, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Greta L. Cheney

RUTLAND, Vt. - Greta L. Cheney, 72, of Rutland, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at her home.

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