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Obituaries

November 27, 2003

Elizabeth T. Coffman


SILVER SPRING, Md. - Elizabeth T. "Bussie" Tracey Coffman, 91, of 9217 Columbia Blvd., died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at her home.

Born Feb. 12, 1912, in Charmian, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles C. and Etta Key Tracey.

She was a graduate of Washington Township High School and Strayer Business College.

Her husband, Roy M. Coffman, died May 3, 1988. They were married Dec. 25, 1936.

She was employed by the federal government, helping to establish the Social Security system.

She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Silver Spring.

She was precinct chairman for the Republican Central Committee in Montgomery County, Md.

She is survived by two sons, Roy M. Coffman II of Olney, Md., and Thomas E. Coffman of Edgewater, Md.; one sister, Betty Jane Shriver of Silver Spring; two grandchildren; two great-grandsons; nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa. Pastor Larry Schmidt will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, 9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910.




Freda N. Reed


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Freda N. Engle Reed, 73, of 248 W. Main St., died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at her home.

Born March 26, 1930, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. Sr. and Ethel V. Smith Engle.

Her husband, James I. Reed, died Jan. 5, 1983. They were married in April 1974.

She attended Waynesboro schools.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of National AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Brenda Lowans of Waynesboro; three sons, Gene Stull II, Barry Stull and James Stull, all of Waynesboro; three sisters, Jean Poper of Waynesboro, Charlotte Noll of Greencastle, Pa., and Wanda Carty of Rouzerville, Pa.; two brothers, Thomas Engle of Waynesboro, and Ronald Engle of Shady Grove, Pa.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Betty Logue, Lois Starliper, Janet Reeves and Edna Plitt; and two brothers, Raymond Noll and Charles E. Engle Jr.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. George S. Mouer Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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




Curtis D. Potter


Curtis Delbert Potter, 71, of 17715 Woodcrest Road, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born July 1, 1932, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Michael and Carrie Fox Potter.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army in Germany.

He retired from General Motors.

He was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, and served as a deacon.

He was a member of the American Legion, Funkstown Post 211, V.F.W. 1936, UAW Local 1590, Antietam Fire Co. and was an honorary lifetime member of the Halfway Fire Co.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Manning Potter; twin daughters, Colleen Potter of Maugansville, Md., and Coreen Leonard of Hagerstown; four sisters, Edith Weigle of Hedgesville, W.Va., Icie Schane of Williamsport, Md., Elsie Reed and Clara Mae Hovermale, both of Clear Spring, Md.; three brothers, Cecil Potter of Hancock, Md., Lester Potter of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Sherman Potter of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and two grandchildren, Taryn Leonard and Michael Leonard, both of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Pauline Rinard, and two brothers, Melvin Potter and Ercel Potter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Mark A. Sandell will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

Family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Md., on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Capital Building Fund, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795.




George E. Gaither Jr.


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - George E. Gaither Jr., 44, of Charles Town, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at Valley View Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born Aug. 2, 1959, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of George E. Sr. and Agnes M. Domer Gaither of Charles Town.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one stepson, Michael A. Cole of Martinsburg; three sisters, Patricia A. Schoppert of Kearneysville, W.Va., Lorna M. Hite and Leslie M. Cole, both of Martinsburg; three brothers, Terry L. Gaither and Douglas M. Gaither, both of Martinsburg, and D. Scott Gaither of Missouri; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Stanley W. Gaither; and one nephew.

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