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Obituaries

February 06, 2004

Charles F. Rankin


Charles Franklin Rankin, 66, of 14535 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at his home.

He was born June 17, 1937, in Shepherdstown, W.Va., to the late Charles Washington and Ella Elizabeth Howell Rankin.

He attended Clear Spring schools.

He was the owner and operator of Regal Fence Company from 1974-1996. He traded and showed quarter horses for many years. After retirement, he enjoyed farming and raising Polled Hereford Cattle.

He was a member of Mt. Calvary Church of God, Clear Spring.

He was a member of American Quarter Horse Association and American Hereford Association.

Mr. Rankin is originally from Clear Spring, but has lived in Paramount for the last 14 1/2 years, where he is well known and a respected member of the community. Very much loved by his family and friends, always the first to help when you need a hand. A devoted husband to wife Doris and a loving father to his children, who will miss him deeply and keep him in their hearts and thoughts always. Till we meet in heaven, love you, your family.

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He is survived by his wife, Doris Louise Deibert Rankin, married Sept. 30, 1989, Hagerstown; two sons, Jeffrey L. Rankin Sr. of Falling Waters, W.Va., and David W. Rankin of Clear Spring; three sisters, Mary Elizabeth Custer of Hagerstown, Elsie Yackley of Lakeland, Fla., and Barbara Rogers of Greencastle, Pa.; one brother, Marvin Rankin of Chambersburg, Pa.; two granddaughters, Kristy D. Jenkins and Stephanie R. Rankin, both at home; two grandsons, Adam F. Jenkins and Jeffrey L. Rankin Jr., both at home; and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one son, Charles Franklin Rankin Jr., and one half brother, Arthur "Buster" Howell.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md., on Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 1 p.m. Friday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at Osborne Funeral Home, at 10 a.m., with Pastor Jeffrey L. Rankin Sr. and Pastor Clyde Hardin officiating. The funeral home will be open after 8 a.m. on Saturday for the convenience of family and friends. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Clear Spring.




Dorothy M. Hoffman


Dorothy M. Hoffman, 81, died Feb. 4, 2004, at her home on the Sharpsburg Pike in Hagerstown.

Born May 13, 1922, in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer Davis.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Merle C. Hoffman; her daughters, Linda Hoffman-Smith and husband Rick Smith of Tucson, Ariz., and Judy Hoffman-Bolton and husband, Todd Bolton of Smithsburg; granddaughter, Laurie Whittington; grandsons, Graham and Spencer Bolton; and great-grandchildren, Jordan and Ian Whittington.

Services will be Monday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1253 Mount Aetna Road. Bishop Larry Spears will officiate. Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown. Another viewing will be held at the church one hour before the service.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to Hospice of Washington County, Western Maryland Hospital, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Third Floor, Hagerstown, MD 21742.




Rick A. Reed


WILLIAMSPORT - Rick Alan Reed, 51, of 10726 Timothy Drive, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at his home.

Born Feb. 20, 1952, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Charles Donald Reed of Williamsport and the late Lois Virginia King Reed.

He was a 1970 graduate of Clear Spring High School.

He had been employed by Eastern Research Inc. in Moorestown, N.J.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

He was a Christian.

In addition to his father, he is survived by one daughter, Courtney M. Forsyth of Clear Spring; his former wife, Melodie J. Davis of Hagerstown; his stepmother, Shirley L. Reed of Williamsport; two sisters, Teresa L. Barron and Cindy D. Fisher, both of Williamsport; two stepbrothers, Brian E. Banzhoff and Michael T. Banzhoff, both of Williamsport; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home in Williamsport. The Rev. Shane Stauffer will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown, with military honors by the U.S. Navy.

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

The funeral home will open today at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Henry L. Carter Sr.


MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Mr. Henry L. "Bud" Carter Sr., 79, of Middletown, Md., died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md.

He was the husband of 50 years of the late Margaret Annetta Baker Carter, who died in 1993.

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