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Obituaries for 3/15

March 17, 2003

Robert L. Chapman Sr.


STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Robert Lee Chapman Sr., 85, of Stone Mountain, died Saturday, March 8, 2003.

Born May 16, 1917, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the James William Chapman and Viola Gertrude Lloyd.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen E. DuBreuil Chapman.

He worked as a maintenance engineer in the aircraft industry. In 1988, he retired from Muses Clothing Company.

He served in the U.S. Air Corps. He is a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II.

He was of Presbyterian faith.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Atkins; two sons, Robert L. Chapman Jr. of Waco, Texas, and G. Scott Chapman of Gainesville, Ga.; one stepson, Glen A. Atkins of Dacula, Ga.; four daughters, Cathy Odom of Meridian, Miss., Helen Palmer of Cheshire, Conn., Doris Allen of Flowery Branch, Ga., and Dale Chapman-Wakeman of Roswell, Ga.; one stepdaughter, Teri Atkins of Gainesville, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by one son, James Linford Chapman, and one grandson, Russell Allen.

Graveside services were Tuesday, March 11, at Marietta National Cemetery. The Rev. Tom VanLaninghan officiated.

The family received friends Monday, March 10 at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home-Stone Mountain Chapel, 1355 Rockbridge Rd., Stone Mountain, Georgia.




Margaret L. May


WILLIAMSPORT - Margaret L. May, 91, of 16505 Virginia Ave., and formerly of 18432 Breathedsville Road, Boonsboro, died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 9, 1911, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late Alvey Clyde and Golden Blanche Grey Leatherman.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Roy L. May Sr., in 2002.

She attended Boonsboro High School.

She was a homemaker, a care giver and a private duty practical nurse.

She was a member of Manor Church of the Brethren, where she served as a deaconess and president of the District Women's Fellowship.

She was a member of Fahrney Keedy Home Auxiliary, secretary of Women's Christian Temperance Union and a member and one of the original organizers of Fairplay Fire Company Auxiliary District 12.

She was a member of her high school class reunion planning committee.

She is survived by one daughter, B. Lorraine Draper of Boonsboro; one son, Roy L. May Jr. of Boonsboro; two sisters, Martha V. Poffenberger of Hagerstown and Doris L. Crouse of Sharpsburg; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary E. Grimm and Mabel R. Mumma; five brothers, Leo R. Leatherman, Allen G. Leatherman, Wilma T. Leatherman, Fred L. Leatherman and Charles E. Leatherman.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Manor Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Loyal H. Vanderveer will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Manor Church of the Brethren, 18511 Manor Church Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.




Almeda R. Wolford


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Almeda Ruth Carbaugh Wolford, 78, of Rear 30 E. Second St. and formerly of 33 Cumberland Valley Ave., died Friday, March 14, 2003, at the home of her daughter, Carol Tarner.

Born Jan. 31, 1925, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late James O. and Sylvesta Pearl Ruthraff Carbaugh.

She attended Waynesboro schools.

Earlier, she was employed by Waynesboro Knitting Mill and Musselman's in Orrtana, Pa. Later, she worked at the Famous Texas Lunch in Waynesboro and then as a floor lady for Connie's Sportswear for more than 20 years. She also worked part-time as a waitress at the William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695 and Fraternal Order of Eagles 1758, both of Waynesboro.

She was a member of the former First Christian Church in Waynesboro.

She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of Mechanics Fire Co., William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695 of Waynesboro, a member and trustee of Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 1758, a member of Retired Eagles Activities Club and Sons and Daughters of Liberty.

She attended Elder Day and Waynesboro Senior Center, both of Waynesboro.

She is survived by four daughters, Carol A. Tarner, Sandra K. Heckman and Barbara J. Hollinger, all of Waynesboro, and Marleen P. Mason-Satryano of State Line, Pa.; one sister, Betty J. Shaw of Fayetteville, Pa.; one brother, James O. Carbaugh Jr. of Fayetteville; one half sister, Doris Carbaugh of Fayetteville; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Ball; one brother, George H. Carbaugh; one half-brother, Charles O. Anderson; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Fred M. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Strang's Cemetery, South Mountain, Pa.

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