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Obituaries for 5/10

May 10, 2003

Mary L. Barnhart


Mary Louise Barnhart, 83, formerly of Michigan Avenue and Beverly Healthcare, Hagerstown, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

She was born May 30, 1919, in Newville, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Linford Paul Barnhart, in 1986.

She retired from Corning Glass Factory in Greencastle, Pa.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald E. Barnhart of Reading, Pa., and Richard L. Barnhart of Hagerstown, five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

There will be no viewing; however, the family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

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The family requests the omission of flowers.




Tom Marks


LEESBURG, Va. - Thomas "Tom" Marks, 59, of Leesburg, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, from injuries received in an automobile accident.

He was a member of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra of Hagerstown.

He is survived by his father, Edward; his wife, Lucky; five sons, Jethro, Paolo, David, Theo and Vincent; and a sister, Katie.

The family will receive friends today from 1 to 5 p.m. at his home, 38658 Mount Gilead Road, Leesburg.

Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville, Va.




Sceabert A. Howell


QUINCY, Pa. - Sceabert A. Howell, 89, of Quincy Retirement Community, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Quincy Retirement Community.

Born May 12, 1913, in Webster Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late Benjamin and Arie Mae Cutlip Howell.

He was employed as a custodian at Greenhill School for a number of years.

He attended Damascus Christian Church.

He was a member of the CB Club in McConnellsburg, Pa.

He is survived by two daughters, Coletta Hendershot and Charlotte Lake, both of McConnellsburg; two sons, Warren Howell and Arthur Howell, both of McConnellsburg; two sisters, Irene Crabtree of Phoenix and Eula Schrader of Erie, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Hensler Howell, Heaston Howell and Hartford Howell.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in McConnellsburg. The Rev. Belvy White will officiate. Burial will be in Damascus Christian Church Cemetery in Big Cove Tannery, Pa.

Visitation will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.




Jane P. Cooper


Jane Pauline Howe Cooper, 83, of 11121 Lakeside Drive, Hagerstown, and formerly of Zullinger, Pa., died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Born June 8, 1919, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Luther M. and Grace M. Gantz Howe.

She had been employed at Waynesboro Knitting Mill.

She was a member of Knoxville Bible Church.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Charles Delbert Cooper; a son, Darrell E. Howe of York, Pa.; a stepson, Gary R. Cooper of Rosemont, Md.; a stepdaughter, Nancy Mohler of Frederick, Md.; a nephew she raised, Doug McDonough of Hagerstown; two grandsons; and a great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Miley, and a brother, Barney Howe.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Bast Funeral Home in Boonsboro. The Rev. George Snyder and the Rev. Ralph Jamison will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Knoxville Bible Church, 208 Knoxville Road, Knoxville, MD 21758.




Betty J. Hemphill


Betty Jane Hemphill, 69, of 19834 Bennie Drive, Hagerstown, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 9, 1934, in Pinesburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles T. Higgins Sr. and Maude L. Hanson Higgins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Hemphill, in 1986.

She was a 1952 graduate of Clear Spring High School.

She was a dairy farmer.

She was a member of AARP and Women of the Moose.

She is survived by a daughter, Emma J. Wasilius of Mercersburg, Pa.; two sisters, Marjoil Texter of Chambersburg, Pa., and Maudeline Axton of Fillmore, Calif.; and two brothers, Lester Higgins of Hagerstown and Charles Higgins of Pinesburg.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Madeline Bowen, and a brother, Paul G. Pittman.

Graveside services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport. The Rev. A. Paul Harne will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Maryland, 11 Columbia St., Cumberland, MD 21502.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.




Houston Lockley


Houston Lockley, 73, of 750 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 27, 1930, in Winchester, Va., he was the son of the late Herbert and Etta Elliott Lockley.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline Lockley, in 2002.

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

He was a member of Calvary Temple Apostolic Church.

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