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Obituaries

October 19, 2003

Hilda S. Adams


RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - Hilda Sullivan Adams, MSW, 75, of Rancho Cordova, passed on Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at her daughter's home where she had lived for the past five years.

Hilda was born Feb. 5, 1928, in Hagerstown, and was a longtime resident of Flintstone, Md., Cumberland, Md., and Asheville, N.C. Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Margaret Sullivan; and brothers, Bill and Charles. She is survived by her brothers, John (wife Jean), and Bob (wife Sonia); and sister Laverna (husband Bill).

Hilda graduated from Frostburg State College in 1975 with a degree in social services. She completed her master's degree at California State University in 1985 and received her master's in social work. Her work began mainly around teenagers and just before retirement, she became a foster parent for "At Risk Babies". She retired in North Carolina in 1997.

Her surviving children are son, Kelly (wife Teresa), daughter Darla, and son John (wife Kelly). Preceding her in death was her son Jacob III. She is survived by grandchildren, Heather and Laura of Cumberland, Noel of Austin, Texas, Tammy of Cumberland, Michael-John of Rancho Cordova, Jessica and John Jr. of Alabama, Jacob, Emily and Zachary of Battleground, Wash.; and great-grandchildren, Tyler Caine, Jada and Zachary of Cumberland.

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A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Washington Square United Methodist Church, 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown. Interment will be the following day with immediate family members in attendance at Seven Dolors Church in Clearville, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family at the church. The donations will be forwarded to Buncombe County CPS in Asheville, in support of "At Risk Babies," where Hilda spent her early retirement years.




Sidney A. Smith III


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Sidney Arthur "Kip" Smith III, 55, of 33 Walnut St., died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Born Aug. 23, 1948, in Boston, he was the son of Joan Clements Ward of Waynesboro, and the late Sidney A. Smith II.

He attended Eastern Junior High School and English High School in Lynn, Mass.

He retired in 1995 from General Electric Co., in Lynn, where he worked as a machinist for 27 years.

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

He was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Lynn.

He was a member of Knights of Pythias in New Hampshire; and International Union of Electrical Workers, Local 201 in Lynn.

He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Collins Smith, whom he married Jan. 14, 1984; his stepfather, Charles Ward of Waynesboro; one daughter, Angela Smith of Chestnut Hill, Mass.; two sons, Jason Smith of Lawrence, Mass., and Sidney A. Smith IV of Waynesboro; one sister, Joan Tyler of Lynn; one brother, Brad Smith of Waynesboro; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Scott A. Smith, on Sept. 30, 2002; and one sister, Emma Miller.

Services will be Wednesday at St. Paul's A.M.E. Church, Waynesboro. The Rev D.L. Montgomery will officiate. Burial will follow in Antietam Cemetery, Franklin County, Pa., where military services will be conducted by Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 of Chambersburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




James M. Booher Jr.


UPPER STRASBURG, Pa. - James M. Booher Jr., 39, of 9546 Upper Strasburg Road, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center.

Born April 18, 1964, in Mount Pleasant, Pa., he was the son of James M. Booher Sr. and JoAnn M. Steiner Booher of Orrstown, Pa.

He was a 1981 graduate of Cumberland Valley Christian School in Chambersburg, and attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., and Shippensburg (Pa.) University.

He was employed at Ingersoll-Rand in Shippensburg, where he worked in the shipping/receiving department.

He was a member of The Open Door Church in Chambersburg, Pa.

He is survived by one daughter, Amanda S. Booher of Shippensburg; two sons, Derek T. Booher and Daniel J. Booher, both of Shippensburg; two sisters, Joelle M. Zack of New Cumberland, Pa., and Jayna M. Booher of Fayetteville, Pa.; one brother, Jonathan M. Booher of Chambersburg; and his ex-wife, Terri S. Rowles Booher of Shippensburg.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at The Open Door Church, Chambersburg. The Rev. Carl McKee and the Rev. Keith Skelton will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg; and Wednesday one hour prior to services at the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to The Open Door Church, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg, PA 17201, for the establishment of a fund for the benefit of children in need.




Marvin E. Thomas Jr.


HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Marvin Earl Thomas Jr., 59, of Harpers Ferry, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

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