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Obituaries

December 27, 2003

Lewis M. Lehman


Lewis Martin Lehman, 75 years old, of 9738 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, Maryland, died on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at Menno Haven Retirement Community in Chambersburg, Pa.

Lewis was a dairy farmer and also was involved in agribusiness; raised and sold sweet corn from the farm; and owned and operated, with his wife, Lewrene Bed & Breakfast.

He was a charter member of Mount Zion Mennonite Church, and enjoyed photography, using the computer. He was on the Mount Zion Cemetery Association for 40 years. He and his wife enjoyed extensive traveling, including 20 trips to Guatemala.

Lewis, born Jan. 5, 1928, in Chambersburg, was the son of the late Howard Frey Lehman and Mary Martin Lehman.

He was married 54 years on Nov. 12 to Irene Ruth Shank Lehman. Surviving besides his wife are six children, Nelson married to Cheryl of Mount Joy, Pa.; Eldon married to Flo of Fairplay, Md.; Donald married to Shirley of Quarryville, Pa.; Ivan married to Cindy of Hagerstown; Eileen married to Ed Heatwole of Dayton, Va.; Feliza married to Craig Conway of Austin, Texas. They have 17 grandchildren; four sisters, Martha Frey and Cora Lehman of Chambersburg, Jean Hampton of Willow Hill, Pa., Eleanor married to Clarence Martin of Manheim, Pa. He was preceded in death by brother Jay Lehman and one grandson.

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Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service (service of celebration of life) on Monday at 10 a.m. at Mount Zion Mennonite Church, Benevola Church Road, with Pastor Larry Lehman and Pastor Richard Oberholtzer officiating. Interment will be in adjoining cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to Franklin Mennonite Conference for Guatemala Missions, 4856 Molly Pitcher Highway, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Visitation is at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown, on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m.




William H. Doyle


McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - William Henry Doyle, 81, a resident of the long-term care unit of Fulton County Medical Center, and formerly of St. Thomas, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at Fulton County Medical Center.

Born Dec. 2, 1922, in McConnellsburg, he was the son of the late Norman E. and Ada Deshong Doyle Sr.

He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Pa., in 1975, with more than 29 years of service.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was a member of the St. Thomas American Legion, Rocky Spring Golf Club, both of Chambersburg and was one of the founding members of the Mason-Dixon Winnies, a Winnebago RV club.

He is survived by his wife, Betty R. Garland of St. Thomas. They were married April 23, 1944.

He is also survived by one daughter, Sandra J. Garlock of McConnellsburg; one son, Stanley W. Doyle of Gardners, Pa.; two brothers, John Ray Doyle and Ralph R. Doyle, both of McConnellsburg; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Norman Doyle Jr.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the M.R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown, Pa. The Rev. Donald Bard and retired Pastor Lyle Duffey will officiate. Burial will be in Hustontown Cemetery with Fulton Honor Guard conducting a military memorial service.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday and one hour prior to the services on Sunday.




Rev. William H. Martin


ROYAL, Pa. - The Rev. William H. Martin, 85, of Royal, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pa.

Born Oct. 6, 1918, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late L. John and Blanche Eckenrode Martin.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Louise Garling Martin, in 2001.

He was ordained in 1950 by the Brethren in Christ Church and served as pastor of Montgomery Brethren Church of Christ near Mercersburg, Pa.; Searights Brethren in Christ Church; Oliver No. 3 Mission Church in Uniontown and the Keisterville Union Church. He also worked as a skilled carpenter for more than 40 years.

He is survived by one daughter, Ruth L. Crago of Fairchance, Pa.; three sons, Nathan G. Martin of Uniontown; David G. Martin of Greencastle, Pa. and Amos G. Martin of Frederick, Md.; two sisters, Martha Mills and Mariam McCan, both of Chambersburg, Pa.; one brother, Richard Martin of Fayetteville, Pa.; foster sister, Naomi Heckman of St. Thomas; 14 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter; four brothers and three sisters.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Montgomery Brethren in Christ Church, 6727 Montgomery Church Road, Mercersburg. The Rev. Dennis Ritchey and Bishop Frank Kipe will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Dearth Funeral Home in New Salem, Pa., today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, Pa. and at the church one half hour before the services on Monday.




Zella T. Tracey


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