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Obituaries

April 28, 2004

Carl S. Brown Sr.


Carl Steven "Skinny" Brown Sr., 69, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 6, 1934, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Helen Kincses Brown and the late Albert F. Brown Sr.

He was a 1953 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was employed by Miller and Anderson, formerly Zeigler Mechanical Electrical Contractors, as a heating and air conditioning mechanic for 37 years.

He served in the U. S. Army.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Hagerstown.

He was a member of North American Rod and Gun Club and American Legion Post 202 of Williamsport.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mae J. Bushman Brown; two sons, Carl S. Brown Jr. of Chambersburg, Pa., and Gregory W. Brown of Hagerstown; two brothers, Albert Brown and Roy Brown, both of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen DiFabbio.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel in Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert Morey will be celebrant. Burial with military honors will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.




Roberta R. Cartee


Roberta R. Cartee, 92, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 1, 1912, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Paul Luther and Urey Mary Brown Cartee.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School and Hood College, where she obtained a bachelor of arts degree in French.

She retired as a case worker from the Washington County Department of Social Services after more than 20 years of service.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.

She was a past matron of Chapter 89 Hagerstown Order of the Eastern Star, a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and American Association of University Women.

She is survived by one sister, U. Catherine Burns of Fairplay, one niece, two nephews, two grand-nieces and one grand-nephew.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Martha P. Cartee.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward H. Heim will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, North Potomac Street, Hagerstown.




Kyle V. Cornett


SIDNEY, Ohio - Kyle Victor Cornett, 70, of 315 E. Poplar St., died Monday, April 26, 2004, at his home.

Born Nov. 14, 1933, in Hiram, Ky., he was the son of the late Robert and Gelana Cornett.

He was formerly employed by Pinkerton Security Systems in Sidney.

He attended Glory Bound Church of God in Sidney.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Cornett; two daughters, Gelana M. Halcott of Baltimore and Sandy L. Thurber of Hagerstown; one son, Lewis W. Burral of Hagerstown; seven stepdaughters, Rose Stone of Port Jefferson, Ohio, Brenda Harris of McLeansboro, Ill., Diana Carter and Ina Hines, both of Carmi, Ill., Lisa Frazier of Toledo, Ohio, Jewel Davis of Sidney and Linda Wagner of Jackson Center, Ohio; two stepsons, Cass Hensley Jr. and Luther Hensley, both of Sidney; three sisters, Anna M. Anderson of Frederick, Md., Betty S. Smith of Strunk, Ky., and Molly Leydig of Strunk, Ohio; six brothers, Merlin Cornett of Greencastle, Pa., James Cornett of Strunk, Ky., Thomas Cornett, Charles Cornett and John Cornett, all of Sidney and Tony Cornett of Jackson Center; 42 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, one sister, one brother, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home in Sidney. The Rev. Timothy Young will officiate.

The family will receive friends Thursday at noon at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.




Joseph E. Eck Sr.


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Joseph E. Eck Sr., 81, of 2432 Wenger Lane and formerly of 12134 Old Pen Mar Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Monday, April 26, 2004, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June 10, 1922, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late John Daniel and Charlotte Susan Bowling Eck.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettie Jane Verdier Eck, in 2000. They were married Nov. 2, 1946.

He was a 1941 graduate of Waynesboro Area High School.

He had been employed by C&S Builders.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church in Waynesboro.

He was a member of F.O.E. Eagles, Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15 of Waynesboro and Veterans of Vietnam War Post 41 of Chambersburg.

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