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Obituaries for 1/21

January 21, 2003

James A. Lopp

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - James Andrew "Jay" Lopp, 42, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at his home.

Born April 1, 1960, in Hagerstown, he was the son of James R. Lopp and Drusilla Faith Lopp, both of Berkeley Springs.

He was employed as a construction worker at Baldwin Line Co.

He was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 70.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Charles Lopp of Berkeley Springs; one aunt; one uncle; one niece; one nephew; and cousins.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Ronald Grubb will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

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Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.




Amanda B. Smith

KEEDYSVILLE - Amanda Brittany "Mandy" Smith, 8, of 2717 Hawks Hill Lane, and formerly of Laurel, Md., died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Born Dec. 24, 1994, in Silver Spring, Md., she was the daughter of Douglas Scott and Bethany Marie Gall Smith of Keedysville.

She was a second-grade student at Pleasant Valley Elementary School.

She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hagerstown and the Achievement Day Girls.

She was a Brownie Scout, a member of West Laurel Swim Team and Saddles & Spurs 4-H Club in Washington County.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by four sisters, Jessica M. Smith, Rebecca E. Smith, Melissa H. Smith and Anastasia R. Smith, all at home; one brother, Zachary N. Smith, at home; paternal grandmother, Barbara Smith of Uniontown, Pa.; maternal grandparents, Frank and Maria Gall of Laurel; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hagerstown. Bishop Larry D. Spears will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.




Richard A. Toms Sr.

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Richard Aldine Toms Sr., 74, of 9264 Williamsport Pike, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at his home.

Born Sept. 15, 1928, in Ringgold, he was the son of the late Morris and Mollie Fleeta Pryor Toms.

He retired from Callas Contractors after 26 years, and previously was employed by Blake Co. for 13 years.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by his wife, Fae Clever Toms; three daughters, Teresa F. Reid and Renee S. Bojorquez, both of Falling Waters, and Melissa A. Minotti of Greencastle, Pa.; four sons, Richard A. Toms Jr. of Hamstead, Md., Kerry C. Toms and Roderick M. Toms Sr., both of Falling Waters, and Dennis B. Toms of Roxbury, Pa.; two sisters, Lottie J. Heefner of Smithsburg, and Fauvette Smith of Greensburg, Md.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Scott Toms.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Ken R. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, with military honors by American Legion, Morris Frock Post 42.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Mervil G. Jones

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mervil G. Jones, 95, of 425 Sollenberger Road, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Sept. 29, 1907, in Fayetteville, Pa., he was the son of the late Fred and Fannie Stoner Jones.

His wife, Mildred Smetzer Jones, died Jan. 9, 1984.

A self-employed farmer, he retired in 1969.

He was a member of Cold Springs United Brethren Church.

He was a member of Franklin Fire Co.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Ada M. Smetzer, who was his companion and caregiver, and caregivers Mr. and Mrs. Milton Statler of Chambersburg.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charlie Jones, Wilbur Jones and George Jones; and two sisters, Esther Jones and Esta Barncord.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Donald Bender will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Quincy, Pa.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday at 10 a.m.




Paul W. Waters

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - Paul W. Waters, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at Otterbein United Methodist Church.

Born in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Allen Lee and Ella Rose Gregory Waters.

He retired from B&O Railroad after 41 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, was active with the Gruver Sunday School Class and was an usher.

He was a member of VFW and FOP.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Emily Miller Waters; two sons, Steve Waters and Daniel Waters, both of Martinsburg; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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