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July 29, 2003

George C. Faulkwell


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - George Chilton "Kit" Faulkwell, 86, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, July 27, 2003, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Born July 20, 1917, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Wesley W. and Bertha Beard Faulkwell.

He retired from Hutzler Vending Co.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Arvenis Lee Faulkwell; two daughters, Donna Stearns of Henderson, N.C., and Trudy Burnley of Lorton, Va.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Mabel Richardson, Helen Stokes, Edna O'Roke, Nellie Dorsey and Ann Blair; four brothers, James W. Faulkwell, Roy Faulkwell, Harry Faulkwell and Charles Faulkwell; and one granddaughter.

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Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Dallas E. Waggle will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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




Margaret E. Bowman


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Margaret Elizabeth Bowman, 84, of 4730 Rocky Spring Road, and formerly of 625 Bowman Road, died Monday, July 28, 2003, at her home.

Born Jan. 10, 1919, in Guilford Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John H. and Maud Hollinger Sandoe.

Her husband, Glenn H. Bowman, died Dec. 24, 1969.

She had operated a restaurant at the former Chambersburg Livestock Auction.

She was a member of King Street United Brethren Church in Chambersburg.

She is survived by one daughter, Brenda J. Jones of Mont Alto, Pa.; one son, John S. Bowman of Chambersburg; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg. The Rev. Lester F. Stine will officiate.

A private viewing will be held for the family.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.




Hayes Ray-Bowie


FREDERICK, Md. - Hayes "Gregory" Ray-Bowie, 51, of 6027A Bartonsville Road, died Sunday, July 27, 2003, at his home.

Born July 28, 1951, he was the son of Ellen E. Ray and the late Hayes Weedon.

He was a 1971 graduate of Frederick High School.

He and his brother Tobias started and ran a detailing business.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church in Frederick, and had been a member of the St. James Gospel Choir.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his stepfather, William Ray Sr.; one daughter, Odetta S. Ray; two stepdaughters, Denise Johnson and Coretta Giles, both of Frederick; one stepson, Frederick Cann of Frederick; two sisters, Katrina Bimage of Houston, and Sheila Ray of Frederick; two brothers, Tobias Ray of Brunswick, Md., and Jonathan Ray of Frederick; two grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; eight aunts; six uncles; his former wife, Gloria J. Ray; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William Ray Jr.; and one nephew.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Gary L. Rollins Funeral Home, Frederick. The Rev. Constance C. Wheeler will officiate.

There will be a public viewing Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will receive friends Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. James Missionary Society.




Thelma R. Brennan


CLEAR SPRING - Thelma Regina Brennan, 90, formerly of Brennan Drive, and a resident of Eden Pines Assisted Living, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 12, 1912, in Big Spring, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Herman Moore and Devona Ellen Small Moore.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Richard Brennan.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Clear Spring.

She is survived by two sons, Charles R. Brennan and Robert H. Brennan, both of Clear Spring; three brothers, Gene Moore, Donald Moore and Darryl Moore, all of Hagerstown; four grandchildren, Stacey Stubenrauch, Chuck Brennan Jr., Robin Brawner and Tara Ortiz; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Genevieve Talhelm; and one brother, Robert Moore.

There will be no viewing or visitation; however a memorial service will be Saturday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ in Clear Spring. The Rev. Charles Mackley will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Clear Spring Ambulance Club, P.O. Box 61, Clear Spring, MD 21722; Eden Pines Assisted Living, 310 Cameo Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or St. John's United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 157, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

Arrangements are being conducted by Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Clear Spring.




James E. Piatt


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - James E. "Jim" Piatt, 63, of 11475 Blue Mountain Drive, died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

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