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Obituaries

December 15, 2003

Ivan C. Markley


BIG POOL - Ivan Clare "Audie" Markley, 86, of 9812 National Pike, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 4, 1917, in Champaign County, Ohio, he was the son of the late John Lewis and Lola Ethel Bowers Markley.

He attended Terre Haute High School.

He owned and operated Markley's Auto Body Shop in Lawndale, Calif., for 42 years.

He was a Rotarian in California.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Gwendolyn J. White Markley; five daughters, Nancy L. Baumgart of San Pedro, Calif., Kimberly A. Bishop of Hagerstown, Michelle R. Vining of Boonsboro, Dianna M. Vining of Funkstown and Tana L. Barnes of Martinsburg, W.Va.; five sons, Dennis W. Markley of Lawndale, Matthew S. Markley of Valencia, Calif., Daniel N. Markley of Murrieta, Calif., Richard F. Vining of Virginia and Gregory A. Vining of Gardena, Calif.; one sister, Ruth M. Stocker of Wooster, Ohio; one brother, Paul A. Markley of Urbana, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by four sisters, Phyllis Markley, Ethel M. Miller, Edith E. Cronin and Dorothy J. Martin; three brothers, Virgil J. Markley, Carl H. Markley and Roger G. Markley; and one grandson.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. David B. Kaplan will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Clear Spring.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216; or St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Donald D. Upperman


ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Donald D. Upperman, 67, of 9952 Circle Drive, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at his home.

Born Dec. 11, 1936, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles E. and Ada Hocker Upperman.

He was manager of Blue Chip Market in Chambersburg, retiring in 1998.

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

He was a member of St. Thomas United Methodist Church.

He was a member of St. Thomas American Legion Post 612, AMVETS Post 224 in Chambersburg, and Marine Corps League of Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Vonnie L. Strayer Upperman; two daughters. Kimberly Campbell of St. Thomas, and D. Michele Burget of Chambersburg; one son, Charles E. Upperman II of St. Thomas; five sisters, Alva B. Kline, Arlene A. Hull and Janice H. Stoy, all of Chambersburg, Matilda D. Stine of Fort Loudon, Pa., and Peggy L. Stine of Shippensburg, Pa.; two brothers, Arthur G. Upperman of Carlisle, Pa., and Charles S. Upperman of Upper Strasburg, Pa.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard E. Upperman.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. Thomas United Methodist Church. The Rev. Paul Crawford will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Hall (Pa.) Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Inc., St. Thomas, which will be open from 2 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Edwin C. Thomas Jr.


Edwin Carlton Thomas Jr., 50, of 900 Pope Ave. in Hagerstown, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at his home.

Born Jan. 23, 1953, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Mildred Cora Provard Thomas and Edwin Carlton Thomas Sr. of Hagerstown.

He was a 1971 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

He previously was employed by Revco in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his former wife, Linda Baker of Clear Spring; one daughter, Kasandra A.C. Novinger of Hampton, Va.; two sons, Archie Snyder and Edwin C. Thomas III, both of Clear Spring; two sisters, Shirley Bartgis of Westminster, Calif., and Darlene K. Snyder of Hagerstown; one brother, Henry C. Thomas of Sacramento, Calif.; three nieces; and six nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Beverly Gilbert.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro. The Rev. R. Thomas Fralin Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Broadfording Bible Brethren Church Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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




Charles J. Sweeney


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Charles J. "Little Buck" Sweeney, 69, of 13780 Karper Road, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 17, 1934, in Mercersburg, he was the son of the late Charles I. Sweeney Sr. and Nannie Thomas Sweeney.

He worked in local sawmills in the Mercersburg area and retired in 1999.

He was a member of Clarence Armstrong VFW Post 6241 and Harry Lacklove American Legion Post 517, both of Mercersburg.

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