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Obituaries

March 15, 2004

Jack L. Shackelford


Jack Layton Shackelford, 85, of 17613 Homewood Road, Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 18, 1918, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Harry and Fannie Mongan Shackelford.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps.

He retired from the city of Hagerstown Water Department after 18 years of service as assistant superintendent.

He was a member and past commander of American Legion Post 373, Greencastle, Pa.

He was a lifetime member of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion, where he was part of the Honor Guard detail for 10 years, and volunteered at the West Mar Youth Camp. He was also a lifetime member of the North American Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by his wife, Julia H. Shackelford; one daughter, Nancy Lee Bricker of Greencastle, Pa.; two grandchildren, Ricky Lee Bricker and Jacqueline M. Shockey, both of Greencastle; one great-grandson; three great-great-grandchildren; and close friends Larry and Jacquelyn Nally and family.

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He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Darrell L. Layman will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Graveside military honors will be provided by Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion.

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




Gloria J. Crumbacker


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gloria Jean Crumbacker, 71, of 1070 Stouffer Ave. and formerly of State Line, Pa., died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Chambersburg.

Born Sept. 8, 1933, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late William Resley Sr. and Mary Margaret Bryan Turner.

Her husband, Orville Junior Crumbacker, died in 1998.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Grace Bible Church in Greencastle, Pa.

She was a member of the Senior Citizens of Greencastle.

She is survived by two sons, Ken Snodderly of Hagerstown and Earl W. Snodderly of Annapolis; three stepdaughters, Brenda Thompson of Hagerstown, Judy Woodward of Mercersburg, Pa., and Karen Talhelm of Greencastle; two stepsons, Gary Crumbacker of Greencastle and Gregory Crumbacker of Waynesboro, Pa.; three sisters, Shirley McFarland and Patti Myers, both of Williamsport, and Alice Bowers of Falling Waters, W.Va.; one brother, William R. Turner Jr. of Williamsport; two grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport. The Revs. Herm Fisler and Rick Roche will officiate. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Parklawn Memorial Park, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home, which will be open after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Bible Church, 2327 Hoffman Road, Greencastle, PA 17225.




Edward M. Pristas


INWOOD, W.Va. - Edward Martin Pristas, 54, of Inwood, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Born May 5, 1949, in Nanticoke, Pa., he was the son of Muriel M. Turley of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and the late John Joseph Pristas.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy L. Pristas; three daughters; two sons; one brother; and five grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the chapel at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




Kenneth L. Knighten


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Kenneth L. Knighten, 49, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Born June 16, 1954, in Martinsburg, he was the son of Daniel B. Knighten of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Ella Aikens Knighten of Martinsburg.

He was a member of Independent Bible Church.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Penelope L. Malcolm of Gerrardstown, W.Va., and Robin A. Knighten of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; three brothers, David W. Knighten of Martinsburg, John N. Knighten of Hedgesville and J. Bently Knighten of Kearneysville; two nieces; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis B. Knighten, and one nephew.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor Mark Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Alta V. Sprecher


Alta Venita Hose Sprecher, 87, formerly of 16042 National Pike, Hagerstown, and a resident of Williamsport Nursing Home, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at the home.

Born Feb. 15, 1917, near Wilson, Md., she was the daughter of the late George Thomas and Gwendola Boppe Hose.

Her husband, Wilbur Grove Sprecher, died in 1978.

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