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Obituaries

November 20, 2003

Thomas R. Creek Jr.


HANCOCK - Thomas R. Creek Jr., 77, of Bottenfield Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Born Feb. 19, 1926, in Detroit, he was the son of the late Thomas R. Creek Sr. and Helen Angle Creek.

He was a farmer.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Piney Plains United Methodist Church in Little Orleans, Md.

He is survived by his wife, Mary O. Price Creek, whom he married Nov. 15, 1949; two daughters, Dianna S. Hartley and Lora J. Joy, both of Little Orleans; one son, Larry E. Creek of Portsmouth, Va.; four sisters, Dorcas Cox of Hagerstown, Dorthea Creek of Ohio, Frances Waser of Brevard, N.C., and Bertha Kallmyer of Baltimore; one brother, Charles Creek of Georgia; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas R. Creek III.

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Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Piney Plains United Methodist Church in Little Orleans. The Rev. Scott Summers will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home in Hancock; and at the church Friday at 10 a.m. The funeral home will open today at 2 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Piney Plains United Methodist Church, 12708 Faith Circle, Little Orleans, MD 21766.




James G. Myers


HANCOCK - James Gregory Myers, 60, of Tollgate Ridge, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at his home.

Born Feb. 2, 1943, he was the son of Regina M. Keefer Myers Garvey of Hancock and the late James E. Myers.

He owned Highway Petroleum in Hancock for 35 years.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He served two terms as mayor of Hancock.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Angela M. Beddow of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; and one grandson, Dillon Beddow.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) Church of Christ. The Rev. Edwin Floyd will officiate. Burial will be in Stone Bridge Brethren Cemetery in Hancock.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home in Hancock; and at the church Saturday at 10 a.m. The funeral home will open Friday at 2 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hancock Historical Society, 126 W. High St., Hancock, MD 21750.




Jean M. Zambardi


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Jean M. Berry Zambardi, 76, of Manorcare Health and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of 940 Knob Hill Road, Fayetteville, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at the nursing home.

Born Sept. 12, 1927, in Jessup, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mildred Saltes Berry.

She graduated from high school in New York State.

She owned Sunset Liquors in Sayveville, Long Island, N.Y.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary E. Ott of Deer Park, Long Island; one son, Richard M. Wassil of Chambersburg; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Irma Heisler.

Services will be private.

There will be no public viewing.

Arrangements are by Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home in Greencastle, Pa.




Elizabeth M. Gageby


ENGLE, W.Va. - Elizabeth Mae Gageby, 84, of Fisher Hill Farm, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at Canterbury of Shepherdstown, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Born Jan. 26, 1919, in Engle, she was the daughter of the late Howard C. and Lena N. Covert Ambrose.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Washington Gageby, in 1998.

She was a member of Uvilla United Methodist Church and Methodist Women.

She was a member of Pack Horse Ford Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution; and a former member of the Women's Advisory Board for Southern States.

She is survived by one daughter, Dorrene G. Hale of Engle; one son, Edward G. Gageby of Engle; three grandchildren, Bret Hale Sr., Amanda Gageby, and Nathan Gageby; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Neale Ambrose.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Uvilla (W.Va.) United Methodist Church. Dr. Parker Hinzman will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town, W.Va.

Memorial donations may be made to Uvilla United Methodist Church, c/o Fannie McKee, 573 Whitmore Road, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442.




Reynolds S. Hanes


WILLIAMSPORT - Reynolds Sylvester Hanes, 95, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at Williamsport Nursing Home. He formerly resided at North Locust Street in Hagerstown, Md.

Born Dec. 26, 1907, in Samples Manor, Washington County, Md., he was the son of Millard M. Hanes and Lillian May Boyer Hanes of Brunswick, Md. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Earl, Theodore, Martin and Clayton; and three sisters, Isadore, Dorothy, and Louise.

His wife Hazel of more than 50 years of marriage, died in 1998 at Williamsport Nursing Home.

He is survived by one son, David Wesley Hanes.

He was a member of Hagerstown Bible Church.

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