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Obituaries

November 24, 2003

Donald N. Mason


Donald Norman Mason, 68, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at Avalon Manor Health Care Center.

Born May 10, 1935, in Riverside, Calif., he was the son of the late Luther L. and Vella E. Mason.

He was a journalist for several newspapers throughout his life.

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

He is survived by one brother, Robert Mason of Roswell, Ga.; and a friend, Kitty L. Lippy of Hagerstown.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown. Chaplain Kitty L. Lippy will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.




Donald E. Hawkins


RANSON, W.Va. - Donald E. "Donnie" Hawkins, 55, of Ranson, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

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Born Jan. 16, 1948, in Winchester, Va., he was the son of Ethel O. Holt Hawkins of Ranson, and the late Donald Hawkins.

He was a horse trainer and jockey's valet at Charles Town Races for many years.

He attended Charles Town (W.Va.) Baptist Church.

He was a member of AA.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, Donald E. Hawkins Jr. of Charles Town; two brothers, John D. Hawkins of Charles Town and Henry A. Hawkins of Ranson; and one grandchild.

Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Charles Town Baptist Church. The Rev. Wyman Hall will officiate. Burial will be private.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to AA, c/o Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 459, New York, NY 10163.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.




Martin S. Keller


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martin Samuel Keller, 82, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at his home.

Born Aug. 21, 1921, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Hugh E. and Mabel Kingree Keller.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolly Lee Lloyd Keller.

He was a 1940 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

He retired from Shenandoah Oil Co.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Berkeley Post 14, American Legion and Equality Lodge 44, A.F.&A.M.

He is survived by two sons, Samuel L. Keller and Michael H. Keller, both of Martinsburg; two sisters, Betty Itnytre of Huntington, W.Va., and Barbara D. Sirbaugh of Winchester, Va.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Rogers; and two brothers, Edwin D. Keller and Marvin Keller.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. John R. Yost will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Faye A. Goodyear


SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Faye A. Goodyear, 78, of Shippensburg Health Care Center, and formerly of McConnellsburg, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at the health-care center.

Born Aug. 24, 1925, in McConnellsburg, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Mildred V. Stenger Tritle.

She was a seamstress at Stanley Co. in Chambersburg, Pa.

She attended Evangel Assembly of God Church, McConnellsburg.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandy Comacho of San Antonio; two sons, James Christian of Ohio and Randy Goodyear of Shippensburg; three brothers, Albert Tritle of Needmore, Pa., and James Tritle and Gary Tritle, both of McConnellsburg; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Harry Tritle.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg. The Rev. Belvy White will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the funeral home, which will be open from 2 to 9 p.m.




Samuel R. Morningstar


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Samuel R. Morningstar, 50, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at City Hospital.

Born March 13, 1953, in Towson, Md., he was the son of the late James and Barbara Strawderman Morningstar.

He is survived by two sisters, Jo-Ann Burton of Brooklyn Park, Md., and Jeannie Kneisly of Martinsburg.

Memorial services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor Van Heslop will officiate.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Circle of Love Church, 1487 Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427.




Nellie F. Mowen


Nellie Frances Mowen, 85, of Clearview Nursing Home, Hagerstown, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 26, 1918, in Fairview, Md., she was the daughter of the late Robert J. and Lula G. Lizer Welty.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Ellsworth Mowen Jr.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by one son, Daniel E. Mowen III; two sisters, Gladys Gingery and Ada Shupp, both of Hagerstown; and one grandson.

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