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Obituaries

October 08, 2003

Christopher E. Cutchall


FORT RILEY, Kan. - Christopher Eric Cutchall, 30, of 6184-1 Pickett Place, Fort Riley, Kan., and formerly of McConnellsburg, Pa., was killed Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, in Iraq.

Born in McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pa., on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1972, he was the son of Paul E. and Cindy L. Cutchall of McConnellsburg, Pa., and Cynthia L. Hann Ketchens of Big Pool, Md.

He was the husband of Donna D. (Fisher) Cutchall. They were married on Jan. 14, 1999.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery, Pa. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He entered the United States Army on Aug. 1, 1991, and he continued toward his advanced Individual Training, where he was awarded the Military Occupational Skill of (76C) Commo Specialist. He was then sent to Fort Benning, Ga., where he completed Airborne Training. He was then sent to Frankfurt, Germany, from May 16 of 1992 until May 16 of 1995, where he attended numerous deployments, one of which included Turkey.

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After his tour in Germany, he was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, until 2000, where he was assigned to Charlie Troop 1/10th Cavalry. During his tour at Fort Hood, he completed a Primary Leadership Development Course, Combat Life Savers Course and he also earned the Cavalry Spurs, which is one of the hardest and most honorable for the Cavalry Soldiers. He then reclassified into another Military Occupational Skill of (19D) Cavalry Scout, which was his current job.

He was then sent to Fort Riley, Kan., where he was assigned to the 4th Cavalry 1st Infantry Division. During his tour in Kansas, he completed his basic noncommissioned officer course at Fort Knox, Ky., in 2001.

His many awards and decorations include: The U.S. Army Service Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, U.S. Army Overseas Ribbon, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2 awards), Armed Forces Explosion Medal (2 awards), National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal, U.S. Army Achievement Medal (6 awards), U.S. Army Commendation Medal (2 awards), Meritorious Service (1 award), the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his father; son, Nathaniel P. Cutchall, Fort Riley, Kan. (age 6); son, Logan D. Cutchall, Fort Riley, Kan. (age 4); and brother, Terry L. Cutchall, McConnellsburg.

Religious service at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Inc., McConnellsburg, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, with Pastor Alan Wilson and Pastor Henry Johnson officiating. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 10, from 2 to 9 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 to 9 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Military services will be conducted by the Fulton Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to C.H.E. Credit Union in the name of Cindy Cutchall in memory of Christopher, 414 Phoenix Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Lorraine M. LaBell


Lorraine Millicent LaBell, 84, of 12926 Cathedral Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 23, 1918, in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Johann and Ruth Hamilton York Roe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Thomas LaBell, in 2000.

She was a professional dancer with the Roxies, which later became the Rocketts at Radio City Music Hall. She also danced with the June Taylor Dancers and later performed with Jackie Gleason, Jimmy Durante and Nat King Cole.

She was instrumental in establishing a vocational workshop for the mentally disabled in New Port Ritchie, Fla.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen L. LaBell of Lovettsville, Va., and Bunny LaBell of Hagerstown; one son, Douglas S. LaBell of Hagerstown; and one grandson.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 5 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home in Hagerstown.

There will be no visitation.




Susan C. Holmes-Noel


CALIFORNIA, Md. - Susan Carroll Holmes-Noel, 41, of California, died Oct. 4, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, Md.

Born June 23, 1962, in Fort Meade, Md., she was the daughter of Clinton Lee Holmes Sr. and Joan Tischinger Holmes of Hagerstown, Md.

Mrs. Noel moved to St. Mary's County seven years ago from Ellicott City, Md. She was the assistant director at St. Mary's Caring. She was a member of many organizations, the American Cancer Society, Chesapeake Hills Women's Golf Association, Suburban Women's Golf Association, U.S. Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Member, Altar Guild, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, and also was an usher at St. Andrew's Church.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Noel is survived by her husband, Jeffrey J. Noel of California; one brother, Clinton Lee Holmes Jr., and wife, Patricia, of Eldersburg, Md.; mother and father-in-law, William and Helen Noel, of Midland, Mich.; and her beloved Cairn Terriers, Bowen and Bentley.

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