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Obituaries

April 25, 2004

Berlyn C. Atherton Sr.


Berlyn C. Atherton Sr., 74, of Hagerstown, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 2, 1929, in Keyser, W.Va., he was the son of the late Floyd Henry and Hazel Pauline Hartman Atherton.

He retired in 1994 from Turner's Taxi Service in Hagerstown after more than 20 years of service.

He had been a member of the Free Staters Drum and Bugle Corps of Hagerstown and was a past member of Community Rescue of Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Josephine L. O'Connell; two daughters, Ellen M. Morgan of Forestville, Md., and Theresa P. Vaughn of Greencastle, Pa.; one son, Berlyn C. Atherton Jr. of Evansville, Ind., eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by one brother, Floyd O. Atherton.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Gardens, Hagerstown. The Rev. Rodger Berkey will officiate.

Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.




William C. Stewart


JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - William Charles Stewart, 65, of 308 Poplar St., died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at South Mountain (Pa.) Restoration Center.

Born July 2, 1938, in Johnstown, he was the son of the late Charles Stewart and Suzannah Balan Stewart.

He worked in a factory as a laborer.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by one sister, Ruth Penner of Johnstown, and one brother, Charles Stewart of Johnstown.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at South Mountain Restoration Center. The Rev. Stewart Troutman will officiate.

Private burial will be in Johnstown.

Visitation will be Friday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the restoration center.

Arrangements are by Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa.




Paul E. Winfield


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Paul Eugene Winfield, 81, of Virginia Beach, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2004, at his home.

He was born Feb. 27, 1923, in Smithsburg, Md., to the late Cyrus and Creola Harne Winfield, and was the beloved husband of 40 years to the late Edna Ruth Winfield.

He was retired from the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant after 20 years of distinguished service. He also was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He also was retired from Super Fresh Grocery Stores.

Paul leaves to cherish his memory one stepdaughter, Shirley Carter of Virginia Beach; her son, Larry Carter and his family of Chesapeake, Va.; a stepson, Robert Woodhouse and his family of Chesapeake; one brother, Edgar C. Winfield of Frederick, Md.; one sister, Laura Hays of Smithsburg; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Jesse, Fred, Wilmer, Carroll and Glenn Winfield; and two sisters, Mary Kline and Ethel Frushour.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Maestas and Bailey Funeral Home, Baltic Avenue Chapel, Virginia Beach, where the family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral will be conducted at the graveside on Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Phyllis Earley officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513.




Mary A. Bivans


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mary Anna Bivans, 77, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at her home.

Born Jan. 9, 1927, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Laura McDonald Bohrer.

She was a member of Rosemont Grace Brethren Church.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Samuel W. Bivans; three daughters, Betty L. Gooden and Ruby R. Byers, both of Martinsburg, and Judy L. Poole of Hedgesville, W.Va.; two sons, Samuel E. Bivans of Martinsburg, and Steve E. Bivans of Inwood, W.Va.; one brother, Melvin Bohrer of Martinsburg; and 12 grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor Carl A. Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday 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.




Kevin J. Hann


McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Kevin J. Hann, 37, of 182 Hawks Hill Lane, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

Born Aug. 7, 1966, in McConnellsburg, he was the son of John E. and Helen D. Pittman Hann of McConnellsburg.

He was a member of the Free Brethren Church of Webster Mills in McConnellsburg and attended Akersville Community Church in Crystal Spring, Pa.

He was a member of McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Kathy Fischer of Crystal Spring, and Dreama Everts of McConnellsburg; two brothers, Melvin Hann and Steven Hann, both of McConnellsburg; one niece; and one nephew.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, McConnellsburg. Pastor Robert Yothers Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg.

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