Obituaries for 12/1

December 02, 2002

Margaret L. Elliott

RADFORD, Va. - Margaret Louise Elliott, 80, of Radford and formerly of Maugansville, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at her home.

Born Jan. 16, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Earl L. and Ruannah Smith.

She was a member of New Market United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school. She also was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Donald Stouffer Elliott; a daughter, Jean M. Elliott of Blacksburg, Va.; two sons, Donald S. Elliott Jr. of Florissant, Mo., and D. Stephen Elliott of Quinton, Va.; five sisters, Shirley Favorite of Hampstead, Md., Merridy Deater, Barbara Rossen and Jean Silvers, all of Frederick, Md., and Nancy McCartney of Myersville, Md.; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.


She was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

A memorial service will be held at Mount Olivet Chapel in Frederick at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation Maryland Chapter, 1777 Reisterstown Road, Suite 150, Baltimore, MD 21208.

Arrangements are by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

Rosemarie Beaver

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Services for Rosemarie "Rosie" Beaver, 51, of 12691 Old Pen Mar Road, who died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks will officiate. Burial will be in Harbaugh Church Cemetery near Rouzerville, Pa.

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

Alma G. Miller

KNOXVILLE, Md. - Alma Gertrude "Nin" Miller, 70, of 1915 Reed Road, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

Born Sept. 13, 1932, in Knoxville, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Catherine Beachley Taulton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Paul Miller Sr.

She was a former housekeeper for Dr. Byron Koa in Brunswick, Md., and a child-care provider.

She was a member of Brownsville Heights Church of the Brethren in Brownsville.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen L. Miller of Knoxville; three sons, Lester P. Miller Jr. of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., David L. Miller of Charles Town, W.Va., and John C. Miller Sr. of Boonsboro; two sisters, Dorothy Merchant of Hagerstown and Delores Taulton of Brunswick; three brothers, Wayne Taulton and Robert Taulton, both of Brownsville, and Gerald Taulton of Garretts Mill, Md.; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Koontz and Thelma Pettis, and four brothers, Leon Taulton, Merle Taulton, Frank Taulton and Floyd Taulton.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick. The Rev. Dan Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.

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

Alvin C. Wigren

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Alvin Carleton Wigren, 91, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at his home.

Born Nov. 26, 1911, in Ossining, N.Y., he was the son of the late Arthur and Lillian Benson Wigren.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, Helen Lefemine.

He was a 1929 graduate of Ossining High School and a graduate of New York University.

He was employed as a sales consultant for Mercury Industries in New Jersey, retiring in 1976 with more than 20 years of service.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

During the last 12 years, he became an accomplished painter, known locally for his watercolors. His works were shown in several galleries in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Ruth King Wigren; four children, Britta Voss of Nyack, N.Y., Beth Savage of Atlanta, Meg Oakes of Beacon, N.Y., and Jon Wigren of Providence, R.I.; four step-children, Linda Newmann of Lancaster, Pa., Nancy Labra of Iquique, Chile, Marjorie Murray of Merengo, Ill., and Robert Gray of Berkeley Springs, with whom he lived; a brother, Lloyd Wigren of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; his former wife, Edna MacDonald; and his care giver and step daughter-in-law, Sandra Gray of Berkeley Springs.

A private memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at 1097 Henry Michael Road in Berkeley Springs.

Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.

David W. Grove

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - David Wayne Grove, 40, of 29 Garlic Lane, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at his home.

Born Aug. 24, 1962, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Barbara J. Domer Kroboth of Hagerstown and the late Donald Wayne Grove.

He was employed by Grimm Trucking.

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