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Obituaries for 8/3

August 03, 2003

Gilbert Wilkes III


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Gilbert Wilkes III, 76, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003.

Born Dec. 31, 1926, he was the son of the late Gilbert and Rose Wilkes.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth Wilkes, in 2002.

He was a 1944 graduate of Georgetown Prep, a 1948 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law.

He and his wife worked together in his law practice in Martinsburg until their retirement.

He was a past president of the Berkeley County Bar Association.

He is survived by four children, Gilbert Wilkes IV of Atascadero, Calif., Geoffrey D. Wilkes of Gerrardstown, W.Va., Suzanne W. Canning of Scotts Valley, Calif., and Christopher C. Wilkes of Martinsburg, and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Wilkes.

Services will be private.

Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Boarman Art Center, 208 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401, or Martinsburg Public Library, 101 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




Lloyd R. Bowman


Lloyd R. Bowman, 57, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 5, 1946, in Frederick County, Md., he was the son of the late Gurnan and Goldie Barkman Bowman.

For the past 19 years, he was employed by D.M. Bowman Inc.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Myers Bowman; two daughters, Jennifer D. Files of Hagerstown and Tammy S. Bauer of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three sons, Jason D. Files of Hagerstown, Shane R. Bowman of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Ty L. Bowman of Greencastle, Pa.; four sisters, Betty J. Thomas of Fayetteville, Pa., Margie A. Eyler of Thurmont, Md., and Dorothy M. Medvid and Johanna L. Bowman, both of Emmitsburg, Md.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Joann M. Bowman.

Services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Robert Bowers 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.




Kathryn L. Schilling


VERSAILLES, Ohio - Kathryn L. Schilling, 83, formerly of Versailles, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, Ohio.

Born Aug. 13, 1919, in Miami County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Ella Hittle Lantz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville O. Schilling, in 1976. They were married in 1938.

She had been a packer for Poultry Producers and Weavers, retiring in 1980.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles, where she was a member of the Ladies Group.

She was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles of Versailles, past president of Versailles Senior Citizens, a member of Altruian Club of Versailles and Quest Club of Versailles and delivered Meals-On-Wheels.

She is survived by three daughters, Norma Reineke of Tipp City, Ohio, Barbara Myers of Covington, Ohio, and Carol Sommers of Acworth, Ga.; a son, Ronald Schilling of Greencastle, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Byrum, four siblings and a grandson.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles. Pastor Dan Bell will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles.

The family will receive friends Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 204 E. Wood St., Versailles, OH 45380, or Leukemia Lymphoma Society, 9435 Waterstone Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45249.




Lawrence G. Weakley


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Lawrence Guy "Lonnie" Weakley, 40, of Berkeley Springs and formerly of Silver Spring, Md., died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va.

Born July 10, 1963, in Takoma Park, Md., he was the son of Larry Michael Weakley of Largent, W.Va., and Carmen Renee Viens Jarrell of Laytonsville, Md.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Jodie Anne LaPointe Weakley; two daughters, Courtney R. Weakley of Germantown, Md., and Corbin M. DuBois at home; a sister, Laurie K. Ryder of Frederick, Md.; his stepmother, Linda K. Weakley of Largent; his stepfather, George W. Jarrell of Laytonsville; and a nephew.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 10 a.m.




Lloyd C. Eyler Jr.


Lloyd Calvin Eyler Jr., 73, of 301 Daycotah Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 25, 1929, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Lloyd C. Eyler Sr. and Mabel Lidie Eyler.

He was a 1948 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was employed by the Western Maryland Railroad for 39 years.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, Hagerstown Lodge 217 AF AM and North American Rod and Gun Club and was past president of Western Maryland Old-timers.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores Faulder Eyler; a daughter, Krista Yavulla of Herndon, Va.; a son, David Eyler of Williamsport; four granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert S. Barton will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, 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.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Elevator Fund, 712 W. Church St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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