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Obituaries

February 02, 2004

Lillian M. Souders


Lillian Myrtle Souders, 87, formerly of Roessner Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at Ravenwood Nursing Home.

Born April 16, 1916, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Lucy LeFever Douglas.

Her husband, Hubert Leroy Souders, died in 2000.

She was employed as a private-duty nurse.

She was a member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church, where she was a former member of the board and taught Sunday school.

She is survived by three sons, Ronald L. Souders, Richard L. Souders and Robert L. Souders, all of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by six sisters and brothers.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Shane Stauffer will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Virginia Baptist Church, 17426 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Charles L. Mellott


NEEDMORE, Pa. - Charles L. Mellott, 78, of 4910 Pleasant Ridge Road, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Aug. 18, 1925, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Simpson and Alda Sharpe Mellott.

He was a mail carrier.

He is survived by one daughter, Debbie Hall of Burnt Cabins, Pa.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one niece.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Willard C. Mellott.

Services and burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., Harrisonville, Pa.




Pelagia Boyer


HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Pelagia "Peggy" Boyer, 58, of Harpers Ferry, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 10, 1945, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Chester J. Starzec of Charles Town, W.Va., and the late Stephanie Pucek Starzec.

She was a member of the Audubon Society.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Dan Boyer; and several cousins.

Services and burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Friendship Fire Co., P.O. Box 126, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425.

Arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry.




Gary C. Hull Sr.


SHARPSBURG - Gary Clyde Hull Sr., 53, of 214 W. Chapline St., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at his home.

Born Feb. 7, 1950, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Clyde Hilton and Julia Juanita Chrisman Hull.

He was a 1968 graduate of Boonsboro High School and attended Hagerstown Junior College.

He was self-employed as a building contractor.

He is survived by one son, Gary C. Hull Jr. of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; and one brother, Jack T. Hull of Martinsburg.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg. The Rev. J. Norman Mayer will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Sharpsburg Area Rescue Service, P.O. Box 307, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.




Louise B. Simon


Louise B. Simon, 85, of 1204 Brandon Drive, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, in ManorCare Health Services where she had resided for the past several weeks.

Born March 19, 1918, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Braun and Emma Gressel Braun Lambrecht.

She was employed for 15 years by Mobil Oil in Philadelphia.

She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Philadelphia.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Simon; one son, Richard Sucky of Chambersburg, Pa.; one stepson, Ronald Simon of Washington, D.C.; one stepdaughter, Robin Simon of Madrid, Spain; one grandson; and two stepgrandsons.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Emma Roskos.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday at noon in Chelten Hills Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc., Chambersburg.




Menda W. May


SPRING HOPE, N.C. - Menda Wheless May, 94, of Spring Hope, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Aug. 12, 1909, in Franklin County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Amos and Geneva Creekmore Wheless.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Alva "Jack" May.

She was a member of Peachtree Baptist Church, Spring Hope.

She was a member of United Daughters of the Confederacy.

She is survived by one daughter, Penelope Moore of Martinsburg; one sister, Danize Delbridge of Spring Hope; two grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Perry W. May; three sisters, Hilda, Rachel and Myrtle Privette; and two brothers, Lee Wheless and James A. Wheless.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Spring Hope Funeral Home. The Rev. Edwin Carroll will officiate. Burial will be in Peachtree Church Cemetery.

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