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Obituaries

December 02, 2003

Hazel S. Carbaugh


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Hazel S. Flowers Carbaugh, 85, of 4855 Buchanan Trail West, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Dec. 9, 1917, in Bedford County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Chester and Effie Weicht Fry.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ernest Flowers in 1947. Her second husband, James R. Carbaugh, died April 11, 2003. They were married in 1951.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Greencastle.

She is survived by one niece, Shirley M. Swisher of Greencastle; one nephew, Melvin J. Gelsinger of Greencastle; great-nieces, great-nephews; great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews and cousins.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle. The Rev. Martin H. Horn will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery near Hancock.

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The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.




Rev. Martin L. Rothenberger


The Rev. Martin Luther Rothenberger, 82, of 1176 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, Md., died on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at his home.

Born March 22, 1921, in Oley, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles and Ellie Reinert Rothenberger.

He graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., in 1942 with a B.A. degree, and from Mt. Airy Theological Seminary in 1945 with a Bachelor of Divinity.

He served as a pastor for over 50 years; 1945 to 1947, the Epiphany Lutheran Church, South Temple, Pa.; 1947 to 1954 parish in Stouchsburg, Pa.; 1954 to 1961, St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fleetwood, Pa.; 1961 to 1964, St. John's Lutheran Church in Emmaus, Pa.; 1964 to 1967, Trinity Lutheran Church in Lehighton, Pa.; 1967 to 1986, St. John's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown. He continued to be active from 1991 to 1997 as a pastor at St. Peter's (Beard's) Lutheran Church in Hagerstown, Md., was a member of the Parish Council and was named pastor emeritus. He also served as chaplain at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

He is survived by one son, Larry M. Rothenberger of Longwood, Fla.; one brother, Ralph Rothenberger of Boyertown, Pa.; one granddaughter, Carole Philson of Longwood, Fla., and one grandson, Paul Rothenberger of Longwood, Fla.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at St. Peter's (Beard's) Lutheran Church. The Rev. Thomas L. Perry will officiate.

Family requests the omission of flowers, and memorial donations to St. Peter's (Beard's) Lutheran Church, 21348 Old Forge Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 416 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.




Bonnie L. Harne


HANCOCK - Bonnie Lou Olive Kuhn Harne, 64, of Terrace Heights Drive, Hancock, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at her home.

Born July 3, 1939, in Foxville, Md., the daughter of the late Frank and Rena Buhrman Kuhn.

She was a homemaker and faithful pastor's wife involved in numerous church activities.

She was instrumental in the creation of the Hancock Church of God Food Bank.

She was married for 45 years to the Rev. Eugene R. Harne, Pastor of the Hancock Church of God, and was a devoted mother of five children.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Kimberly L. Fritz of Clear Spring, Lisa Salmon of Marlowe, W.Va., Eric Harne of St. Thomas, Pa., Juli Haulman of Needmore, Pa.; two sisters, Jane Blickenstaff of Foxville, and Faye Swope of Cavetown; one brother, Richard Kuhn of Foxville; 10 grandchildren who were deeply loved by her.

She was preceded in death by a daughter in 1965, Vicky Jean Harne; two sisters, Arlene Kuhn and Margaret Swope; one brother, Jack Kuhn and two infant brothers.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Church of God, 24107 Foxville Road, Smithsburg, with the Rev. A. Paul Harne officiating. Burial will be in Garfield United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home, Pennsylvania Avenue, Smithsburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

There will be no viewing.




Annie F. Higman


SMITHSBURG - Annie Florence Poffenberger Higman, 99, of 21807 Jefferson Blvd., and formerly of Mt. Aetna, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at her home.

Born April 28, 1904, in Sabillasville, she was the daughter of the late George F. and Elizabeth E. Routzahn Poffenberger.

Her husband, Harold Manges Higman, died Sept. 19, 1969.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Beaver Creek.

She had been a member of Sunshine Leisure Club in Smithsburg.

She is survived by four daughters, A. Elizabeth Wolfe and Martha E. Fleming, both of Smithsburg, Nancy R. Levick and Charlotte L. Myers, both of Waynesboro, Pa.; three sons, George D. Higman of Smithsburg, Harold R. Higman of Maugansville, and Robert M. Higman of Keedysville; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

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