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Obituaries

February 21, 2004

Thomas E. McNamee


CLEAR SPRING - Thomas Eugene McNamee, 55, of Clear Spring, Md., passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 4, 1948, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Jean Elliott McNamee Gardner and the late William McNamee.

He was a member of St. John's UCC in Clear Spring. He was a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War (1969-1970), serving in the 27th regiment (Wolfhounds) of the 25th infantry division. He was active with his reunion association. He also was a member of American Legion Post 222 of Clear Spring. He was employed by the State of Maryland-Roxbury Correctional Institution.

Along with his mother, he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Linda Leslie McNamee, his two daughters, Leslie Shannon McNamee and Casey Mae McNamee; and one brother, James Elliott McNamee of Hagerstown.

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A memorial service will be held at St. John's UCC in Clear Spring on Saturday, March 13, 2004, at 11 a.m. A celebration of life and garden dedication will take place on Saturday, May 29, 2004, at his home in Clear Spring.

Monetary contributions for a school trust fund for his daughters may be sent to any branch location of Hagerstown Trust (P.O. Box 189, Hagerstown, MD 21741-0189). Donations of perennials and bulbs of black foliage or black bloom will be graciously received to be planted in his memorial garden and may be sent to his home.




Carl S. Keckler


QUINCY, Pa. - Carl S. "King" Keckler, 92, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 255 W. North St. in Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at the nursing home.

Born Sept. 21, 1911, in Washington Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Jacob O. and Josephine King Keckler.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Brown Keckler, in 1969. They were married in 1934.

He attended Quincy High School.

He was a machinist at Landis Machine Co. in Waynesboro from 1929 until retiring in 1983.

He was a member of Salem Church in Waynesboro. He also attended Waynesboro Bible Church.

He was a member of A.T.H.&L. Fire Co. of Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Virginia Motz Gossert Keckler, whom he married June 13, 1985; one stepdaughter, Trudell Wolff of Hagerstown; one brother, Andrew Keckler of Chambersburg, Pa.; one stepgranddaughter; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Rachel Wolfe and Josephine Keckler; four brothers, Floyd Keckler, John Keckler, Max Keckler and Roland Keckler; one half sister, Stella Seldonridge; and one half brother, Albert Keckler.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Darell Gentry will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 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.




Lewis M. Miller


SMITHSBURG - Lewis M. Miller, 78, of 11433 Mapleville Road, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 26, 1925, in Maugansville, he was the son of the late Harry E. and Ruth S. Martin Miller.

He was a farmer.

He was a member of Reiff Mennonite Church near Cearfoss.

He is survived by his wife, Grace E. Hege Miller, whom he married Feb. 19, 1946; two daughters, Alice L. Eby of Crab Orchard, Ky., and Ella Mae Martin of Greencastle, Pa.; two sons, Mark R. Miller and James H. Miller, both of Smithsburg; one sister, Mary M. Martin of Greencastle; two brothers, Earl M. Miller of Waynesboro, Pa., and Ira M. Miller of Clear Spring; 32 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Lewis H. Miller; one sister, Edna Diller; two brothers, Daniel Miller and an infant brother, Abram Miller; and two grandsons.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Reiff Mennonite Church near Cearfoss. The Reiff Mennonite Church Ministry will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle.




George M. Walling


George Marshall Walling, 59, of 62 Randolph Ave. in Hagerstown, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 22, 1944, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Charles and Josephine Elizabeth Riley Walling.

He previously was employed by Beaver Mechanical.

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

He was a member of D.A.V.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Wright Walling; two daughters, Karen Smith of Williamsport, and Toni Picone of Hagerstown; one son, Eric Walling of Falling Waters, W.Va.; four sisters, Annamae Knight, Ruth Myers and Doris Shatzer, all of Hagerstown, and Josephine Divelbliss of Clear Spring; two brothers, Bud Walling and John Walling, both of Hagerstown; and 10 grandchildren.

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