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Obituaries

October 29, 2003

Mazie V. Baker


Mazie Viola Baker, 90, of 723 Spruce St., Hagerstown, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 10, 1913, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Isaiah Hardon and Mary Margaret Wagman Green.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Junior Baker, in 1992.

She retired from Hagerstown Shoe Co.

She was a member of Grace Brethren Church.

She is survived by one sister, Zelda Green of Hagerstown; two foster daughters, Marguerite Seavolt of Clear Spring and Ella M. Shoemaker of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Ethel Irving; and three brothers, Lester Green, Daniel Green and John Green.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown. The Rev. Dean Pryor will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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The family will receive friends Friday at noon at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Brethren Child Care, 837 Spruce St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




John R. Potter


WILLIAMSPORT - John Richard Potter, 67, of 16505 Virginia Ave., died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at Homewood at Williamsport.

Born June 30, 1936, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Ellis Lesher and Nellie Irene Powell Potter.

He was a 1954 graduate of Hagerstown High School and a 1958 graduate of the University of Maryland.

He retired from the Frick Co. in Waynesboro, Pa.

He was a member of Rouzerville United Methodist Church in Rouzerville, Pa.

He was a member of Hagerstown Lodge 378 BPO Elks; North American Rod and Gun Club; Rouzerville Hunt Club; and Harry D. Zeigler Post 6319 Veterans of Foreign Wars of Greencastle, Pa.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Martine A. Potter; one daughter, Lynne R. Sheedy of Boonsboro; two sons, Matthew S. Royer of Eldersburg, Md., and Stephen S. Royer of York, Pa.; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. The Rev. Matthew A. Meisenhelter will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rouzerville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 3, Rouzerville, PA 17250.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.




Donald S. Forney


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Donald S. Forney, 46, of 13713 Williamsport Pike, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center.

Born May 5, 1957, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert A. and Frances E. Winger Forney.

He was a 1976 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.

He was employed as a truck driver for Food Lion in Greencastle for eight years.

He attended Otterbein United Brethren Church in Greencastle.

He was a member of the Marine Corps League of Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Christian S. "Chris" Hockenberry Forney, whom he married Oct. 4, 1986; one son, Andrew T. Forney, at home; one stepdaughter, Danielle Miller of Fort Loudon, Pa.; three sisters, Jean Bartley of Cleveland, Diane S. Hollenbaugh of Fayetteville, Pa., and Susan S. Forney of Chambersburg; one brother, James R. Forney of Greencastle; and aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by one nephew.

Services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Otterbein United Brethren Church, Greencastle. The Rev. David G. Rawley will officiate. Burial will be in Browns Mill Cemetery, Kauffman, Pa.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, and Sunday from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Andrew Forney Care Fund, c/o Patriot Federal Credit Union, 800 Wayne Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Infant Reid


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Infant Reid, of 10987 Hades Church Road, died at birth Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

He was the son of Kevin C. and Raeann Fair Reid.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Anessa G. Reid, at home; maternal grandparents, Garry and Sally Mouer Fair of Gettysburg, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Charlotte Lichty Reid of Orrtanna, Pa.; maternal great-grandparents, Earl and Sarah Mouer of Waynesboro, and Raymond and Jean Fair of Gettysburg; and paternal great-grandmothers, Lauren Lichty of Greencastle and Dorothy Reid of Ontario, Canada.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. Pastor Michael V. Newman will officiate.

There will be no public viewing.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




Thomas B. Kern


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Thomas B. Kern, 93, of Charles Town, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at his home.

Born Nov. 14, 1909, in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., he was the son of the late George Randolph and Daisy Merritt Kern.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Payne Kern.

He attended Harpers Ferry schools and was trained at the Pittsburgh School of Automobile Engineering.

In 1940, he founded Ranson Machine Works, which he owned and operated for 35 years.

He was of the Methodist faith.

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