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Obituaries

December 04, 2003|by

Benjamin R. Hornbaker Jr.


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Benjamin Roy Hornbaker Jr., 78, of 15618 Marsh Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.

Born Oct. 31, 1925, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Benjamin Roy Sr. and Frances Hamby Hornbaker.

He worked in maintenance and mechanics at Maryland Ribbon for 20 years.

He was a member of AMVETS Post 10 of Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rachel Carleda Daley Hornbaker; one daughter, Doreen K. Burcker of Greencastle, Pa.; two sons, Gary N. Hornbaker of Severn, Md. and Randy R. Hornbaker of Greencastle; three sisters, June York of Ellicott City, Md., Mildred Buser of Bedford, Pa. and Mary Forest of West Virginia; one brother, William P. Hornbaker of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Sterling and Lorraine Nazelrod.

Services will be Friday at 6 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home in Hagerstown. The Rev. Torben Aarsand will officiate.

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The family will receive friends Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.




Mary K. Grossnickel


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Mary K. Grossnickel, 90, of 124 Hillside Drive, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Sept. 9, 1913, in Upton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Rose Elliott and Charles V. Mosser.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Grossnickel, in 1959.

She retired as a clerk from Leiter Brothers Womens Clothing.

She was a member of AARP; Falling Spring Chapter 2840; Martha Custis Chapter of Eastern Star; Chambersburg Hospital Auxiliary; and Womens Club of Chambersburg.

She is survived by two sisters, Freida Mosser of Fayetteville and Dorothy D'Amico of Chambersburg.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, John Mosser, Kenneth Mosser, and Robert Mosser.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in Chambersburg. The Rev. Steven Dorsett will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery in Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 3001 Old Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.




James R. Davis Sr.


James Russell Davis Sr., 64, of 146 Ray St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 8, 1939, in Cascade, he was the son of the late Harry Calvin and Amanda Brown Davis.

He was a self-employed master carpenter.

He served in the Army National Guard.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Virginia Lee Davis; two daughters, Julie A. Davis and Jean R. D. Penner, both of Williamsport; one son, James R. Davis Jr. of Hagerstown; one sister, Charlotte Mayne of York, Pa.; two brothers, Earl Davis of Ellicott City, Fla. and Roger Davis of Little Cove, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Lester Davis.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home in Hagerstown. The Rev. Torben Aarsand will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

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




Laurene H. Bowers


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Laurene H. Bowers, 99, of Menno Haven, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at Menno Haven.

Born Nov. 8, 1904, in Fayetteville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ronald and Laura Myers Harvie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Huber Bowers, in 1981.

She was a 1923 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She made curtains and slipcovers for private homes.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Chambersburg.

She was a member of Martha Custis Chapter 342 Order of the Eastern Star of Chambersburg; Samaria Shrine 43 of Gettysburg, Pa.; Falling Spring Court 139 Order of Amaranth of Chambersburg; and a former member of AARP Chapter 2287.

She is survived by two daughters, Amy B. Brown of Carlisle, Pa. and Janet L. Bricker of Chambersburg; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandson.

She was preceded in death by two brothers; and one grandson.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home in Shippensburg, Pa. The Rev. Vernon D. Isner will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 225 S. Second St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or Menno Haven, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Edward K. Stanfield


DELANCO, N.J. - Edward K. Stanfield, 89, of Delanco, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at Vitua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, N.J.

He was born in Burlington, N.J.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary McCulloch Stanfield.

A registered pharmacist, he worked for Anderson Pharmacy in Burlington and Parmalee Drug Store in Maple Shade, N.J.

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

He was a member of American Legion Post 146 of Riverside, N.J.

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