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Obituaries

January 07, 2004

Mary E. White


WILLIAMSPORT - Mary E. Wildman White, 90, of 16505 Virginia Ave., died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Homewood of Williamsport.

Born Nov. 27, 1913, in Morgantown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John Manass and Ina Mae Milliken Wildman.

She was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Williamsport.

She is survived by three sons, Bennett S. White III of Merigold, Miss., John C. White of Huntsville, Ala., and Robert A. White of Moraga, Calif.; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia L. Wildman.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to Washington Humane Society, 7319 Georgia Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20077-4184.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

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Elwood M. Burkholder Jr.


WILLIAMSPORT - Elwood McLaughlin Burkholder Jr., 80, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 2, 1923, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Elwood M. and Rebecca J. Worthington Burkholder.

He attended Hagerstown High School.

He retired after 43 years with Western Maryland Railroad.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine E. "Betty" Burkholder; one daughter, Susan Burkholder of Danielson, Conn.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert S. Barton will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, North Potomac Street, Hagerstown.




Beulah M. Rock


LINTHICUM, Md. - Beulah M. Fahrney Rock, 93, of 590 Forest View Road, and Hammond's Lane Nursing Home in Baltimore, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at the home.

Born Aug. 17, 1910, in Zullinger, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ira Benton and Ella Elizabeth Newcomer Fahrney.

She attended Waynesboro, Pa., schools.

She was employed as a machine operator for 25 years by General Electric in Baltimore, retiring in 1971.

She was a member of Lutheran Resurrection Church in Baltimore.

She is survived by five sisters, Alice Hampshire of Hagerstown, Pearl B. Carbaugh of Waynesboro, Bernice Oberholzer of Greencastle, Pa., Hazel Harbaugh of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and Rheba Hoover of Quincy, Pa.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Marion L. Rock and Larry B. Rock; six sisters; and five brothers.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Wilbur F. Besecker will officiate.

The family will receive friends Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.




David D. Diehl


WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - David D. Diehl, 42, of 5114 Moss Road, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, in Warfordsburg.

Born April 15, 1961, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late Crown and Frances Munson Diehl.

He was a logger at Tall Timbers in Sharpsburg.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Smith Diehl, whom he married March 2, 1989; one son, Michael Diehl of Warfordsburg; three sisters, Delilah Hufham and Debbie Diehl, both of Warfordsburg, and Denise Crotts of Bedford, Pa.; and five brothers, Edgar A. Diehl, Victor H. Diehl, Daniel D. Diehl, Darrell D. Diehl and Dennis D. Diehl, all of Warfordsburg.

He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Jessica Smith; and one brother, Dwayne D. Diehl.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Pa. The Rev. Delmas Bard will officiate.

Burial will be private.




Clifford T. Poole


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Clifford Thomas Poole, 53, of 1010 Hollida Lane, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at City Hospital.

Born Sept. 13, 1950, in Frederick County, Md., he was the son of Madeline Rebecca Harne Poole of Charles Town, W.Va., and the late Thomas Clary Poole.

He was employed as an automotive salesman for Sears.

He served in the armed forces for more than 23 years, including a tour of duty during Desert Storm.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Judy Ann Sweeney Poole, whom he married in 1971; four daughters, Kim Marker of Hagerstown, Karen Shull of Ider, Ala., and Geneva Willard and Tara Poole, both of Martinsburg; two sons, Ronald Stottlemyer of Smithsburg, and Kevin Poole of Emmitsburg, Md.; one sister, Virginia Cain of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; three stepsisters, Holly Dean of Knoxville, Sanora Knill of Walkersville, Md., and Nancy Little of Braddock Heights, Md.; and 15 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, John Henry Knill.

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