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Obituaries

February 24, 2004

Merrill L. Covalt


SPRING MILLS, Pa. - The Rev. Merrill L. "Tony" Covalt, 65, of Covalt Lane, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Mt. Nittany Medical Center in State College, Pa.

Born Feb. 10, 1939, in Big Cove Tannery, Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Merrill P. and N. Christine Gordon Covalt.

His first wife, Margaret Kay Swope Covalt, died Oct. 19, 1990. They were married Sept. 10, 1958.

He was a graduate of Liberty Baptist Bible College, Lynchburg, Va.

He was a logger and a pastor.

He was pastor and founder of the Locust Grove Fellowship Bible Church, Lower Georges Valley Road, Spring Mills, which he pastored for 25 years. He was involved with gospel music for more than 50 years, which started with his parents and siblings and he kept it going with his children and grandchildren. His dearest love was for our Lord Jesus Christ. It showed in his personality and his love of his fellow man. He enjoyed hunting.

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He is survived by his second wife, Jean A. Addleman Covalt, whom he married Dec. 24, 1999; one daughter, Holly K. Rowles of Spring Mills; sons, Jody L. Covalt, Michael T. Covalt, and M. Keith Covalt, all of Spring Mills, and Paul M. Covalt of Florida; stepsons, David A. Wance of Pine Croft, Pa., Stacey W. Wance of Bellefonte, Pa., Randy T. Wance of Chadds Ford, Pa., and Douglas R. Wance of West Milton, Pa.; sisters, Dolly Winegard of Connecticut, Amy Jo North of Pottersdale, Pa., and Sue Green of Spring Mills; brother, Mark of Greencastle; and 19 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three grandchildren.

Services will be Friday, March 5, 2004, at 1 p.m., at Steven R. Neff Funeral Home, 120 W. Main St., Millheim, Pa. Burial will be private at Mountain Cemetery, Spring Mills.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 4, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Locust Grove Fellowship Bible Church, 263 Reeder Road, Spring Mills, PA 16875.




Jeffrey L. Appleby


ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Jeffrey L. Appleby, 47, of 7103 Lincoln Way West, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Manor Care Nursing Home.

He was born in Chambersburg, the son of James E. and Leona M. Appleby of St. Thomas.

He graduated from James Buchanan High School in 1975.

He worked for 25 years for Amerada Hess, most recently as a Hess Station Manager in Lancaster, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his companion, Trudy Sanders of St. Thomas; his children, stepdaughter, Samantha Jo Hann of Hustontown, Pa.; daughters, W. Nicole of Hustontown and Allyson P. of Aurora, Colo., and son Zachary of Aurora; one sister, Brenda K. of Neptune, New Jersey; brothers, Steven R. of Allentown, Pa., Rodney L. and Terry A., both of St. Thomas, James E. Jr. of Chambersburg, Donald L. of Randleman, N.C., and Charles L. of Waynesboro, Pa.; three nieces; and five nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry E. Appleby.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Williamson, Pa., with burial following at the St. Thomas Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, St. Thomas, which will be open from 2 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jeffrey L. Appleby Memorial Fund, American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018.




Gladys D. Hobbs


YARDVILLE, N.J. - Gladys D. Hobbs, 98, of Yardville, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center Hospice Care Unit in Trenton, N.J.

Born Feb. 12, 1906, in Shenandoah, Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Minnie Dean Weatherholtz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gail H. Hobbs.

She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, J. Douglas Hite of Salem, W.Va.; one sister, Freda Myers of Martinsburg, W.Va.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Marie, Pauline and Virginia Lee; and five brothers, Paul Weatherholtz, Raymond Weatherholtz, Jim Weatherholtz, Elwood Weatherholtz and Bill Weatherholtz.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Al Clipp will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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




Bessie V. Carbaugh


Bessie Viola Nogle Carbaugh, 100, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Services will be today at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown. Pastors David Kaplan and Thomas Perry will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.




Lawrence D. Frame


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lawrence D. Frame, 62, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Born Nov. 3, 1941, in Sutton, W.Va., he was the son of the late Howard Mason and Ineva F. Carrol Frame.

His wife, Evelyn M. Frame, preceded him in death.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

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