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July 20, 2003

Olive C. Powers


HANCOCK - Olive Cornelia Powers, 87, of Monterey House, 6 W. Main St., died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 15, 1915, in Plum Run, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Reason Ralph and Dora Belle Thompson Younker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lloyd "Ike" Powers, in 1968.

She retired from Londontown Manufacturing Co. in 1981.

She was a member of Hancock United Methodist Church where she was superintendent of the primary department and a member of United Methodist Women.

She was a member of the Hancock Lioness Club and the Hancock Historical Society.

She is survived by two daughters, Shirley D. Corbin of Largo, Fla. and Patricia A. Smith of Hancock; three grandsons, Richard M. Corbin Jr. of Martinsburg, W.Va., David D. Smith of Hancock and Adam L. Smith of Baltimore; a great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by six sisters, Barbara E. Younker, Linnie E. Johnson, Nannie M. Suffecool, Amber P. Pittman, Susie V. Bishop and Rhoda B. Vantz, and two brothers, Wade H. Younker and Mark F. Younker.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hancock United Methodist Church. The Rev. Duane Jensen will officiate. Burial will be in Rehobeth United Methodist Cemetery, Tollgate Ridge near Hancock.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, which will open at 2 p.m. Visitation also will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hancock United Methodist, Upper Room Fund, 168 W. Main St., Hancock, MD 21750, or Rehobeth Cemetery Association, 14941 Tollgate Ridge, Hancock, MD 21750.




Pearl C. Mechem


GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - Pearl C. Mechem, 89, of Great Cacapon, died Friday, July 18, 2003, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born Dec. 21, 1913, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lace Pete and Elmer Florence Dawson Holliday.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight M. Mechem, in 1999.

She was a Methodist.

She was a member of the Berkeley Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 77.

She is survived by a daughter, Monna L. Hurst of Waterford, Va.; a sister, Virginia L. Seely of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth H. Mechem and Phillip O. Mechem; two sisters, Carrie Holliday and Jessie Ziler; three brothers, Scott Holliday, Oliver Holliday and Boyd Holliday; and a grandson.

Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Mount Nebo Cemetery in Great Cacapon.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, with a service by the Eastern Star at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 247, Great Cacapon, WV 25422.




James L. Saylor


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - James Loring Saylor, 61, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born April 12, 1942, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late James W. and Katherine Miller Saylor.

He was employed as a tow truck driver by Porterfield's Collision.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine Saylor; three daughters, Sheila Nichols of Inwood, W.Va., and Susan Saylor and Sharon Burke, both of Martinsburg; two sisters, Ruanna Hess and Brenda Kish, both of Martinsburg; a brother, Glenville Saylor of Martinsburg; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Saylor and David Saylor.

Services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. John Frattarola will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Cornerstone Bible Church, 601 N. High St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.




William E. Eichelberger Sr.


William Edward Eichelberger Sr., 74, of 1200 Kuhn Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, July 18, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 21, 1929, in Sharpsburg, he was the son of the late Martin L. and Virginia Hudson Eichelberger.

He was employed by Hagerstown Shoe Co.

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

He was a Boy Scout leader with the Sharpsburg Troop.

He was a member of American Legion Morris Frock Post 42, Antietam Fire Hall and Sharpsburg Fire Hall.

He is survived by his wife, Victoria Burgan Eichelberger; two daughters, Cheryl Gordon of Williamsport and Christy Eichelberger of Huntersville, N.C.; three sons, Steven Eichelberger, Brian Eichelberger and Bill Eichelberger Jr., all of Hagerstown; a stepson, Rick Eichelberger of South Portland, Maine; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Eichelberger.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Barbara Steigerwalt will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, with military graveside services by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

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

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