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Obituaries for 2/20

February 20, 2003

D. Michael Charlton


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - D. Michael "Mike" Charlton, 55, of 5987 Bino Road, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Feb. 11, 1948, in Baltimore, he was the son of G. Maxine Blevins Charlton Munson of Hagerstown and the late Francis Lowell Charlton.

He graduated from Clear Spring High School in 1966 and from Temple Business School in Washington, D.C., in 1968.

He was a program analyst for the Washington County Board of Education. He had been a senior program analyst at Grove Manufacturing in Shady Grove, Pa., for 30 years and was employed at C.M. Offray in Hagerstown.

He was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Greencastle.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1790 in Mercersburg, Pa., and the Westside Cruisers in Greencastle.

He helped to organize the minor league baseball program in Greencastle and coached Pony League baseball in Greencastle and Palomino League baseball in Hagerstown. He was a Scout master in Upton, Pa.

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He is survived by his wife, Linda M. Hawbaker Charlton, whom he married Feb. 14, 1969; one daughter, Atwina Sheleen Charlton of Williamsport; one son, Lowell Darnell Charlton of Frederick, Md.; one sister, Frances Elaine Moats of Williamsport; one brother, Marvin Atkins of Aberdeen, Md.; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Greencastle. The Rev. Joseph L. Stahura will be celebrant. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Appalachian Fund, c/o St. Mark's Catholic Church, 385 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, PA 17225; or Jill Sipes Cancer Fund, c/o Corning Credit Union, 677 S. Antrim Way Extended, Greencastle, PA 17225.




Mearl V. Morgret


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Mearl Virgil "Tom" Morgret, 76, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 16, 1926, in Warfordsburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Jesse C. Morgret and Laura V. Miller Morgret Edwards.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Maxine Kyne Beard.

He attended public schools in Fulton County, Pa.

He worked for Fairchild Aircraft, Victor Products and Reed Industries, all in Hagerstown.

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

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by one sister, Thelma G. Francis of Hancock; one stepson, Earl W. Crabbe Jr. of Berkeley Springs; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Hazel Michael; and two brothers, Melvin Morgret and Stanley Morgret.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. Pastor Kathy J. Spitzer will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg, W.Va., with military honors by Tri-State Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.




Pearl J. Goben


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Pearl Juanita Goben, 83, of Berkeley Springs, and formerly of Reeds Spring, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at Valley View Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs.

Born June 11, 1919, in Davis City, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Wilson and Hattie Fogle Omer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Goben.

She attended Stringtown School in Davis City.

She owned and operated Goben Crafts in Reeds Spring.

She was an agnostic.

She is survived by one sister, Barbara A. Maimone of Cross Junction, Va.; two brothers, Ralph Omer of Perry, Mo., and Robert Omer of Davis City; and nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be in Eisenhower Cemetery, Reeds Spring.

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




Betty M. Riggs


JEFFERSON, Md. - Betty Maebelle Riggs, 71, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at her home.

Born Feb. 3, 1932, in Locust Valley, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles R. and Finettie B. Rohrback Butts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W. Riggs Jr., on Feb. 23, 2002. They were married Sept. 30, 1950.

She was a homemaker.

She was a Protestant.

She is survived by three daughters, Jeanette Weatherholt and Deborah Crummitt, both of Middletown, Md., and Kathy Drury of Knoxville, Md.; two sons, Robert Riggs I of Myersville, Md., and Ralph Riggs III of Jefferson; three sisters, Hazel Moss of Middletown, Md., and Lorraine Miller and Nancy Siebert, both of Frederick, Md.; four brothers, Charles Butts, Robert Butts and Edward Butts, all of Middletown, and Albert Butts of Sharpsburg; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, Frederick. The Rev. Donna Ritchey Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Locust Valley Bible Church Cemetery, Middletown.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.




James Lake Jr.


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