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Obituaries for 3/22

March 24, 2003

James E. Chandler


James Edward "Pop" Chandler, 82, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

He was born April 26, 1920, in Oxford, N.C.

He retired from Richardson's Restaurant.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Ann Carbaugh Chandler.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown. Pastor Joseph Downs will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.




Vernon W. Nichols


CARLISLE, Pa. - Vernon W. Nichols, 89, of 7 Abbey Court, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Manor Care Health Services, 940 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle.

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Born March 3, 1914, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Leroy and Bess Baker Nichols.

He graduated from high school in Hagerstown.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant.

He retired as a supervisor of data processing from Kinney Shoe Manufacturing Division in Carlisle after 26 years of service.

He was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Carlisle Country Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles 1299, Carlisle Elks Lodge 578, White Circle Club of Carlisle, VFW Post 477 of Carlisle, America Legion Morris Frock Post 42 of Hagerstown, Old Town Run Mountain Lodge of South Middleton Township, Pa., University of Maryland Terrapin Club and Last Man's Club.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Doris G. Oden Nichols; two sisters, Genevieve Huntsberry of Hagerstown and Gloria Bradford of Maryland; a brother, Clarence W. Nichols of Falling Waters, W.Va.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine Harp and Evelyn Spessard.

Graveside services will be at the convenience of the family in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Md.

Arrangements are by Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle.




Robert E. Fields


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Robert E. "Bob" Fields, 73, of 308 Woodvale Drive, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 23, 1929, in Mason City, Iowa, he was the son of the late Eugene E. and Hazel Galt Fields.

He was a graduate of Drake University.

Earlier, he was employed by Sinclair Oil Co. and operated his own filling station in Iowa. After moving to Chambersburg, he was employed by L.E.A.D. for 20 years, retiring in 1989.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring where he had served as a trustee.

He was a member of BPOE 600, Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, St. Thomas Sportsmans Club, the Institute of Retired Persons and Falling Spring Horse Valley Acres Inc.

He is survived by his wife, Lorriane Sink Fields; a daughter, Karen Stoops of Chambersburg; two sons, William E. Fields of Fort Loudon, Pa., and David M. Fields of Myersville, Md.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at noon at the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring. The Revs. William H. Harter and Linda B. Harter will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Falling Spring Church Library Fund, 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17201, or the American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Mary Beth Minteer


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Mary Beth Minteer, 38, of 10938 Worleytown Road, died Friday, March 21, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 9, 1964, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Betty L. Guessford Byers of Falling Waters, W.Va., and the late Jack Leon Byers.

She was a 1981 graduate of Williamsport High School.

She was employed by Atlantic Securities in Hagerstown. Earlier, she was employed by Grove Worldwide for 13 years.

She attended St. Mark the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Greencastle.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, James Keith Minteer, whom she married May 11, 1991; a daughter, Teri M. Minteer at home; a son, Sage K. Minteer at home; two sisters, Jacqueline Eichelberer and Judy Powell, both of Falling Waters; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport. The Rev. Richard A. Kroll will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Hospital Memorial and Honor Program, F 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.




Joseph K. Bowman


Joseph K. "Joe" Bowman, 92, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village in Boonsboro.

Born Nov. 8, 1910, in Pondsville, Md., he was the son of the late Hiriam Lester and Sada Pearl Palmer Bowman.

He was a member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren in Hagerstown.

He worked as a quality control inspector at Pangborn Corp.

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