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She is survived by one son, Roy W. James Jr. of York; three sisters, Geneva M. Winslow of Elkhart, Ind., Lois Miller of Tazewell, Tenn., and Lutheen M. Miller of Connersville, Ind.; and one brother, Rollin B. Miller of Portland, Ore.

She was preceded in death by one sister and five brothers.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town, W.Va. Bishop Phillip Hurst will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 343 Carriage Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425.

Taylor C. Yost

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Taylor C. Yost, infant son of Dustin C. Yost and Kristin J. Kauffman, of 537 Pensinger Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center.


He was born Sept. 9, 2003, in Chambersburg, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents, Tim and Robin Worden Reed of Chambersburg and Brian and Tena Miller Kauffman of St. Thomas, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Rick and Debbie Mellott Early of Greencastle; maternal great-grandparents, Georgia Worden of Greencastle, Clara Reed of Waynesboro, Pa., and Betty Kauffman of Virginia; paternal great-grandparents, Orville Mellott of Needmore, Pa., and Kathleen Mellott of Hancock; maternal stepgrandmother, Terri Kipe of Edenville, Pa.; and paternal stepgreat-grandparents, Terry and Martha Earley of Greencastle.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home in Greencastle. Pastor Ray Kipe will officiate. Burial will be in Brown's Mill Cemetery in Kauffman's Station, Pa.

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

William D. Sowers

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - William D. Sowers, 64, of 67 Lenwood Park, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Sept. 26, 1938, in Carlisle, Pa., he was the son of the late William W. and Hilda M. Jamison Sowers.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, Henrietta "Penny" McKeown Sowers, in 1999.

He attended Carlisle High School.

He had worked as a food and beverage manager and chef at clubs, restaurants, and organizations in the area.

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

He attended the Presbyterian Church of the Falling Spring in Chambersburg.

He was past 19th District American Legion commander and past Tri-County American Legion commander; a member and past post commander of Oscar M. Hykes Post 223 American Legion of Shippensburg; a member of Durff-Kuhn Post 6168 VFW of Shippensburg; American Legion Squad 223 of Shippensburg; and Hub City Club of Shippensburg, among other organizations.

He is survived by one daughter, Sheryl L. Mell of Carlisle; two sons, Randy W. Sowers and Robert E. Sowers, both of Chambersburg; one sister, Naomi Bodkins of Claremont, N.H.; one brother, John E. Sowers of Harrisburg, Pa.; his companion, Trudy McElwain of Shippensburg; his first wife of 26 years, Diana Muller Poston of Shippensburg; two stepdaughters, Karla Weist of Newburg, Pa., and Jacqueline Rapp of Aurora, Mo.; one stepson, James Rapp of Shippensburg; two half sisters, Daleen Webster and Lila Castle, both of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; two half brothers, Roger Williams of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Roy Williams of Middletown, Pa.; one stepbrother, Keith Thompson of Newville; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Karen Sowers; and one brother, Gregory W. Sowers.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg. The Rev. Paul B. Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg, with military services by Durff-Kuhn VFW Post 6168 and Oscar M. Hykes Post 223 American Legion of Shippensburg.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to The Four Diamonds Fund, c/o Office of University Development, Hershey Medical Center, P.O. Box 852 A 120, Hershey, PA 17033.

Herbert R. Ewbank

Herbert Randall Ewbank, 80, of Hagerstown, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at his home in Hagerstown, Md.

Born in Hutchinson, Kan., on Monday, June 18, 1923, he was the son of the late Lester G. and Gracia (Harrison) Ewbank.

He was the husband of Dorothy M. Ewbank. They were married for 54 years.

He served in the Armed Forces since 1941, both in the U.S. Navy and in the U.S. Air Force and retired in December 1967 with the rank of chief master sergeant.

He also was employed by the Washington County Board of Education in Basic Adult Education and neighborhood youth programs.

He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 378 and Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Sharon K., wife of Bryan Martin of Hagerstown, Sandra K. Myers of Boonsboro and Rebel L. Gross of Chambersburg, Pa.; two grandsons, Pat R. Myers and Tim M. Myers, both of Hagerstown; one brother, Barney Ewbank of Lawrence, Kan.; two sisters, Mary Arrington of Wichita, Kan., and Bonnie Mitchell of Roswell, N.M. He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, on Monday Sept. 15, 2003, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David B. Kaplan officiating. Interment will be at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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