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Obituaries for 5/11

May 11, 2003

Tassie L. Burton


INWOOD, W.Va. - Tassie Lee Burton, 51, of Inwood, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Feb. 21, 1952, in Arlington, Va., she was the daughter of Louise Sharp Messer of Burke, Va., and the late Rudy Frazer.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Michael Burton; a daughter, April Newhall of Martinsburg, W.Va.; a son, Thomas Capozzella of Winchester; five sisters, Kathy Herbert of Martinsburg, Gloria Roberts and Lisa Rodriguez, both of Front Royal, Va., Sharon Barns of Manassa, Va., and Donna Messer of Burke, Va.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel, Inwood. The Rev. William Crowe will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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




Reginald W. Gilbreth


INWOOD, W.Va. - Reginald Webb "Gil" Gilbreth, 70, of Inwood, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

He was born July 31, 1932, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann Gilbreth, in 1993.

He was a career Navy Master Chief Hospital Corpsman specializing in undersea medicine and radiation health in the submarine service, last serving at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C.

He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal.

He is survived by his companion, Jan Chester of Inwood; four stepchildren, Michael Britt of Warrenton, Va., Robert Britt of Quaker Hill, Conn., and James Britt and Patricia Britt, both of Nashville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Leilani M. Britt.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Pleasant View Memory Gardens with military services. Chaplain Donald E. LaFaber will officiate.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




Charles L. DeShong


DRY RUN, Pa. - Charles Lavern DeShong, 77, of Gold 'n' Gray Nursing Home and formerly of McConnellsburg, Pa., died Friday, May 9, 2003, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Jan. 26, 1926, in McConnellsburg, he was the son of the late Orville Palmer and Amy Viola Wagner DeShong.

He attended Sideling Hill Christian Church in Needmore, Pa.

He is survived by a sister, Pearl Younker of Falling Waters, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Esther Plessinger and Lottie DeShong, and two brothers, Daniel DeShong and Clarence DeShong.

Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Sideling Hill Christian Church, Needmore. The Rev. Donald Bard will officiate. Burial will be in Sideling Hill Christian Cemetery, Needmore.

Visitation will be Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, McConnellsburg and Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the church.




Lloyd S. Stains


Lloyd Stover Stains, 89, of 50 Redwood Drive, Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Eden Pines Assisted Living in Maryland.

Born April 14, 1914, in Worleytown, Pa., he was the son of the late John Franklin and Gladys Stover Stains.

He was employed by Fairchild Aircraft.

He was a member of BPO Elks 378, North American Rod and Gun Club and UAW at Fairchild Aircraft.

He is survived by a daughter, Faye M. Seibert of Hagerstown; a son, Donald R. Stains of Hagerstown; three sisters, Goldie Lushbaugh and June DeBaise, both of Hagerstown, and Eileen Statler of Waynesboro, Pa.; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Beard, and two brothers, Roy Stains and Glenn Stains.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Gayle L. Ruble Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

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