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Obituaries for 1/5

January 06, 2003

Kenneth E. Hay

Kenneth E. Hay, 61, of 313 Radcliff Ave., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at Beverly Health Care.

Born June 8, 1941, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Harry Oliver Hay Sr. and Betty Catherine Lookabaugh Hay.

He was employed by Engineering Glass Products in Sterling, Va.

He served in the U.S. Army with the 3rd Armored Cavalry.

He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Temple.

He was in Big Brothers of Washington County.

He is survived by two sisters, Nancy L. Kendall of Hagerstown and Delores J. Valentine of Falling Waters, W.Va.; a brother, Gary E. Hay of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry O. Hay Jr. and James W. Hay Sr.

Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown. The Rev. Ed Hampton will officiate.

The family will receive friends Monday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.




Charles W. Thompson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Charles W. "Bill" "Tommy" Thompson, 82, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Jan. 16, 1920, in Huntington, W.Va., he was the son of the late Frank L. and Althea Brown Thompson.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel DeHaven Thompson.

He retired from Martin Marietta.

He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees.

He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church where he attended Hott Memorial Sunday school class.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jenkins Ford Thompson; two daughters, Sharron T. Reel and Dea T. Catlett, both of Martinsburg; a step-son, Douglas E. Ford of Hedgesville, W.Va.; a brother, Dr. Hugh Thompson of Merritt Island, Fla.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian M. Duke, and two brothers, James Thompson and Frank Thompson.

Services will be Monday at 12:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. John Yost will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 700 New York Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Cora L. Johnston

MAUGANSVILLE - Cora Louise Johnston, 90, of Maugansville, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 21, 1912, in Maugansville, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Walter and Nettie E. Jones Johnston.

She was employed by the Maugansville Post Office for 26 years, retiring in 1975.

She was a member of Salem Reformed Church where she attended Binkley Sunday school class and was a former Sunday school teacher, deacon and choir member.

She was a member of Maugansville Senior Citizen's Club, Homemaker's of Maugansville and the Fire Co. Auxiliary of Maugansville.

She is survived by cousins.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Donald R. Moul will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salem Reformed Church Choir, 13182 Salem Church Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Ella M. Rodgers

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ella Marie Rodgers, 98, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at Heartland of Martinsburg.

Born July 5, 1904, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William George and Emma Nora Johnson Hunter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Rodgers Sr.

She was a member of Rosemont Grace Brethren Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Wanda M. Beard and Linda Kaylor, both of Martinsburg; three sons, Harry Rogers and Kenneth Rodgers, both of Martinsburg and Lawrence Rodgers of Falling Waters, W.Va.; a sister, Ruth D. Klein of Barberton, Ohio; a brother, Merle Hunter of Youngstown, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Blanch D. Downum, Mary Jane Neville and Viola Hunter; four brothers, William Hunter, Edward Hunter, Fred Hunter and Phillip Hunter; a grandson; and a great-grandson.

Services will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Carl Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission, 602 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV 25401, or to a charity of one's choice.




John C. Bright

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - John Chester Bright, 81, of Shannondale, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Jan. 1, 1922, in Goose Rock, Ky., he was the son of the late Chester Arthur and Kate Jackson Bright.

He retired from Johnson Garden Capitol Center in Gaithersburg, Md., as a nurseryman.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

He was a Protestant.

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