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Obituaries for 3/20

March 20, 2004

Almeda A. Driver

Almeda A. Driver, 89, of Hagerstown, who died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, also is survived by daughter, Constance M. Bishop of Stuart, Fla.

Russell N. Freeman Jr.

Russell Nelson Freeman Jr., 42, of 527 Reynolds Ave. in Hagerstown, and formerly of Annapolis, died Thursday, March 18, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 12, 1961, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Russell Nelson Freeman Jr. of Hagerstown and Beverly Jean Robinson Bell of Hagerstown.

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He was employed by R.E. Robertson in Annapolis.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Michele L. Freeman; four daughters, Deanna Schleigh, Latasha Freeman, Desiree Freeman and Olivia Freeman, all of Hagerstown; three sons, Russell Younker, Alex Younker and Michael Freeman, all of Hagerstown; three sisters, Lisa Freeman, Debra Smith and Cornelia Ann Hicks, all of Hagerstown; two half sisters, Melanie Freeman of Hagerstown, and Latasha Renee Freeman of Salisbury, Md.; two stepsisters, Dawn Bell and Hope Bell, both of Hagerstown; one half brother, Matthew Mann of Hagerstown; two stepbrothers, Troy Bell of Hagerstown, and Darren Bell of Odenton, Md.; one grandchild; stepfather, Roger Bell of Hagerstown; and stepgrandmother, Vivian Robinson of Waynesboro, Pa.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest Freeman and Gary Robinson.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. G. Nathen Bell will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to The Samaritan House, 2410 Greenbrier Lane, Annapolis, MD 21403.

Pearl N. Repp

CLEAR SPRING - Pearl Natalie Seibert Repp, 92, formerly of Blairsvalley Road, Clear Spring, Md., and a resident of Julia Manor Home, Hagerstown, Md., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 18, 2004.

Born Sept. 16, 1911, in Dry Run, Md., she was the daughter of the late Mary Trumpower Martin and stepfather, Jesse Martin.

She was a member of Blairsvalley First Church of God.

In early years, she was employed by Fairchild Aircraft. She was a homemaker and provided housekeeping service to many families and businesses in the area.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Calvin Repp, in 1977.

She is survived by two daughters, Darlene Weaver of Clear Spring, and Shirley Yeakle of Hagerstown; one son, Donald Repp of Clear Spring; two sisters, Luella Miller and Vivian Hoile, both of Hagerstown; three brothers, Gene Martin of Hagerstown, Joe Martin of Boonsboro, and Ray Martin of Waynesboro, Pa.; three grandchildren, Vicki Hines, Lori Magner and Todd Weaver; two great-grandchildren, Shawn Hines and Erik Hines; and two great-great-grandchildren, Karlee Hines and Brandyn Hines.

She also was preceded in death by her grandparents, Simon F. Trumpower and Rhuanna Trumpower; one son, Junior Woodrow Repp; three sisters, Salome Decatur, Etta Gay DeHart and Louise Renner; and two brothers, Kenneth Martin and Daniel Martin.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 22, 2004, at the Blairsvalley First Church of God. The Rev. Robert Stone and the Rev. Norris Sword Sr. will officiate. Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home in Clear Spring on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the public may visit the funeral home after noon.

Flowers are being accepted or donations may be made to Blairsvalley First Church of God, P.O. Box 161, Clear Spring, MD 21722; or Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Thelma C. Halligan

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Thelma Catherine Halligan, 91, of Westminster, died Friday, March 19, 2004, at Westminster Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Nov. 20, 1912, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Francis A. and Ada Schwearing Harding.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Xavier Halligan Sr., in 1973.

She retired as a bookkeeper from the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

She was a member of St. John Catholic Church.

She was a member of Westminster Senior Citizens.

She is survived by three daughters, Gwen Thompson of Taneytown, Md., Patricia A. Halligan of Westminster, and Thelma C. Craig of Severn, Md.; one son, Francis X. Halligan Jr. of Baltimore; one brother, Thomas R. Harding of Taneytown; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Frances V. Greene.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at noon at St. John Catholic Church, Westminster. The Rev. Leo E. Patalinghug will be celebrant. Burial will be in Loudon Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Home, Westminster. A Christian Wake service will be Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Bernice A. Oberholzer

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