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Obituaries for 2/11

February 11, 2003

Grace E. Eltz


MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Grace E. Eltz, 79, of Fulton County Medical Center, 216 S. First St., died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at the medical center.

Born Aug. 13, 1923, in Biglersville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Lottie Shaffer Shaffer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Eltz.

She worked for Hanover Cordage, Hanover, Pa.

She attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

She is survived by one daughter, Janett Mellott of McConnellsburg; one sister, Dorothy Alan of Abbottstown, Pa.; four brothers, Harvey Shaffer, Clyde Shaffer and Samuel Shaffer, all of Hanover, and Robert Shaffer of Littlestown, Pa.; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Pigeon Hill Congregation, Hanover. Allan Justice will officiate.

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Julian Caldwell II


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Julian "Jay" Caldwell II, 46, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, in Woodstock, Va.

Born Feb. 24, 1956, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of Wanda Kesecker Caldwell and the late Julian Caldwell Sr.

He was employed as a truck driver for Overnight Trucking Co.

He was a member of Moose Lodge 120; Eagles Aerie 824 in Winchester, Va., and West Virginia Horseshoe Pitching Association, and was the 2001 Class B West Virginia horseshoe champion.

He is survived by two sons, Derek Caldwell and Brandon Caldwell, both of Martinsburg; grandparents, Orval and Helen Kesecker of Martinsburg; four sisters, Helen M. Barney of Hedgesville, W.Va., Jo Ann Cole and Cindy Wilson, both of Martinsburg, and Tamara Burke of Inwood, W.Va.; and one brother, David S. Caldwell of Falling Waters, W.Va.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor Earl R. Hairston III will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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




Linda R. Capriotti


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Linda Rose Capriotti, 58, of 124 W. Congress St., died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at her home.

Born July 10, 1944, in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Adamo S. Sr. and Amelia Maria Saladini Capriotti.

She attended Harpers Ferry schools.

She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry, and St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town.

She is survived by one sister, Cesarina C. Wysong of Charles Town; two brothers, Adam S. Capriotti Jr. of Gaithersburg, Md., and Eugene P. Capriotti of Harpers Ferry; three nieces; one nephew; one great-niece; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry. The Rev. George Pucciarelli will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 124 W. Congress St., Charles Town, and there will be a viewing at the residence after 1 p.m. on Wednesday and anytime Thursday. Rosary recitation will be Thursday at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 311 S. George St., Charles Town, WV 25414; or to Independent Fire Co., P.O. Box 925, Charles Town, WV 25414.

Arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry.




Charles F. Miller


Charles Franklin Miller, 75, of 1745 Edgewood Hill Circle, and formerly of 46 Fairground Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 11, 1928, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Earl E. and Ethel M. Divel Miller.

His first wife, Willadean Belle Miller, died Jan. 9, 1999.

He was employed by Jamison Door Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1991.

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

He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God.

He was a member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters, and American Legion Post 10 in Boonsboro.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine Miller; one daughter, Beverly A. Siecker of Hagerstown; one son, Charles T. Miller of Hagerstown; six sisters, Mary Henson of Chesapeake, Va., Helen L. Knight of Chambersburg, Pa., and Nell V. Cable, Rebecca Hovermale, Edna McGowan and Wanda J. Ranier, all of Hagerstown; one brother, Thomas Miller of Hagerstown; one stepdaughter, Sandra Rainbow of Keedysville; five grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Miller and Clara Free; and four brothers, Glenn Miller, Ernest Miller, John Miller and Elmer Miller.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Revs. Robert Revell and Arvel J. Barrett will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.




Jay S. Smith


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Jay Shaw Smith, 84, of Mercersburg, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born April 16, 1918, in Memphis, Tenn., he was the son of the late Alexander Veitch and Dovie Mangrum Smith.

He was a 1937 graduate of Blytheville (Ark.) High School.

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