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Obituaries for 2/24

February 24, 2003
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He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Blanche Martin Writt; one daughter, Joan Kee of Charles Town; three sisters, Kennedy Martin of Elkton, Md., Ann Mills of Virginia, and Mary E. Frazier of Arcadia, Fla.; three brothers, Lowell Writt and Donald Writt, both of Harpers Ferry, and John Writt of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; one granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry. The Rev. Douglas Fraim will officiate. Burial will be private.

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




David G. Negley


David G. Negley, 89, of Mount Aetna Road, Hagerstown, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 12, 1913, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Clarence and Rhoda Grabill Negley.

His wife, Mary Grace Ebersole Negley, died in 1992.

He was a self-employed farmer.

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He was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hagerstown.

He is survived by two daughters, Rachel Mulligan of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Mary E. Huntzberry of Burnsville, N.C.; five sons, David H. Negley of Gerrardstown, W.Va., John J. Negley of Sebring, Fla., Amos Negley of Rouzerville, Pa., Paul Negley of Augusta, W.Va., and Clement Negley of Winchester, Va.; five sisters, Rhoda Gayman of Chambersburg, Pa., Ruth Haldeman of Greencastle, Pa., Bertha Kenepp of Marion, Pa., Naomi Huntsberger of St. Thomas, Pa., and Dorcas Sharar of Upton, Pa.; two brothers, Clarence Negley Jr. of Mercersburg, Pa., and Paul Negley of St. Thomas; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hagerstown. Pastor James R. Hoffer will officiate. Burial will be in Upton Church of the Brethren Cemetery at 3 p.m.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Worthy Student Fund, c/o Highland View Academy, Seventh-day Adventist Church, 21600 Terrace, Hagerstown, MD 21742.




Tammi S. Shaffer


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Tammi S. Reese Shaffer, 45, of 377 E. King St., died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at her home.

Born Sept. 21, 1957, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of Shirley Pool Reese of Chambersburg, and the late John S. Reese Jr.

She was a 1975 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Protestant faith.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Daryl R. Shaffer, whom she married in 1979; two sons, Dustin R. Shaffer and Daniel R. Shaffer, both of Chambersburg; three sisters, Linda Melius of Fort Loudon, Pa., Michelle Switzer of Newport News, Va., and Nicole L. Reese of Chambersburg; one brother, John S. Reese III of Chambersburg; and one grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. K. Hull Byers will officiate. Private burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Thomas E. Smiley


FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Thomas Edward Smiley, 61, of Falling Waters, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 27, 1941, in Harrisburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Emmett Edward and Mildred Alverna Herbster Smiley.

He was employed for the past eight years by First Data Merchant Services, and prior to that he was the manager of Revco for 25 years, both in Hagerstown.

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

He was a member of Marlowe Assembly of God, where he served as trustee, Bible school leader and sang with the Praise Choir. He served as treasurer of the Greencastle (Pa.) Presbyterian Church while he was a member.

He was a member of AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn L. Bowman Smiley, whom he married Oct. 14, 1979; two daughters, Paula Berger of Falling Waters, and Michele Sims of Waynesboro, Pa.; two sons, Michael Smiley of Waynesboro, and Robert Phillips of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Marlowe (W.Va.) Assembly of God. The Revs. James Lloyd and R. Todd Marple will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport, which will be open after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to Marlowe Assembly of God, Route 1, Falling Waters, WV 25419.




Lynn G. Coffinbarger


HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Lynn Grattison Coffinbarger, 82, of Hedgesville, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, in Tomahawk, W.Va., as a result of an automobile accident.

Born April 2, 1920, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late William Warner and Mollie V. Canby Coffinbarger.

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