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Obituaries

December 09, 2003
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Born Oct. 2, 1937, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Melvin Charles Humphrey and Martha Crampton Humphrey Jamison.

He retired from Carpenter's Union Local 132 in Washington, D.C.

He attended Sharpsburg Bible Church.

He was a coach and member of the board of directors of Sharpsburg Little League.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Phyllis Ann Eichelberger Humphrey; one daughter, Beth Cole of Sharpsburg; two sons, William L. Humphrey of Boonsboro, and Timothy L. Humphrey of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; two half sisters; and cousins.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro. The Rev. Gene Renner will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sharpsburg Little League, c/o Brian Cole, Treasurer, 3909 Mills Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.




Mabel B. Andrews


KNOXVILLE - Mabel Blanche Andrews, 90, of Pleasant Valley, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Beverly Health Care in Frederick, Md.

Born July 6, 1913, in Bakerton, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ivan and Lillian Grim Gifft.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. Andrews.

She was a member of Brownsville (Md.) Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by one sister, Mary F. Hutson of Pleasant Valley; three grandsons; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Wallace Gifft; four sisters; and five brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The Rev. Wendell McClellan will officiate. Burial will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, P.O. Box C, Harpers Ferry, WV 24525.




Ernest W. McCoy


Ernest W. McCoy, 91, of 11400 Stonecroft Court in Hagerstown, and formerly of Sharpsburg, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in Hagerstown.

Born Jan. 7, 1912, in Sharpsburg, he was the son of the late Alonza Francis and Renie Virginia Marshall McCoy.

His wife, Dorothy Edna Churchey McCoy, died in 2001.

He was a self-employed farmer until his retirement.

He was a member of Sharpsburg Bible Church.

He is survived by 56 foster children.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Blanche D. Davis; five sisters, Elsie Saylor, Hattie Burgan, Lillie Marshall, Helen Eaton and Thelma Boyer; and seven brothers, Otha McCoy, John McCoy, Joseph McCoy, Garmon McCoy, Robert McCoy, Millard McCoy and William McCoy.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport. The Rev. R. Kenneth Keiper will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral home will open at noon today.




Ralph Eggebrecht


Ralph Eggebrecht, 72, of Patrick Road in Hagerstown, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 26, 1931, in Occonto Falls, Wis., he was the son of the late Otto and Alfreda Kopitzke Eggebrecht.

He had worked as a linotype operator with the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was a member of Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He belonged to the Mason Dixon AACA and Virginia VCCA.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Ione Lindow Eggebrecht; three daughters, Donna Price of Lake City, Fla., Diane Oxner of Ocklawaha, Fla., and Dora Douglas of Summersville, W.Va.; one brother, Lloyd Eggebrecht of Redlands, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor James Hoffer will officiate. Private burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to In Memory, The Voice Prophecy, Box 53055, Los Angeles, CA 90053.

Arrangements are by Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown.




Daniel W. Linkins Jr.


Daniel William Linkins Jr., 69, of 126 Ray St., Hagerstown, Md., died on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 18, 1934, in Williamsport, Md., he was the son of Sarah L. Hendricks of Hagerstown and the late Daniel William Linkins Sr. He also was the stepson of the late Leroy Hendricks.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He previously was employed as a bartender at Lauren's Tavern.

He was a member of Goodwill Athletic Club and the Eagles of Hagerstown.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two stepdaughters, Denise Abbott and Debbie Kane, both of Hagerstown; a sister, Beverly McElroy of Hagerstown; a half sister, Peggy Anderson of Humble, Texas; two granddaughters, Felicia Ansell and Melicia Mowery, both of Hagerstown; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Jenny Yeager; a sister, Helen Linkins; a brother, Edward Linkins; and a stepbrother, Robert Linkins.

Funeral services will be held at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Ken R. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post 42.

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