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Obituaries

May 02, 2004

Martha L. Cordell


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Martha L. Burkett Cordell, 81, of Claridge Court, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born June 5, 1922, in Coseytown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William Russell and Ruth V. Hareford Burkett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel P. Cordell, in 1974. They were married Aug. 23, 1941.

She attended White Pine School near Greencastle, Pa.

She had worked for Mont Alto (Pa.) Shoe Factory as a machine operator.

She was a member of Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church in Waynesboro, Pa., where she was a member of the Women's Bible Class, served as secretary on the Administrative Board and taught Junior Church and Sunday School.

She is survived by one son, Stephen M. Cordell of Seattle; one sister, Catherine M. Cordell of Fayetteville; and one granddaughter, Isabella R. Cordell of Seattle.

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She was preceded in death by one brother, Henry F. Burkett.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Blue Rock Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro. The Revs. Donald L. Bender and John W. Shubert will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy Township, Pa.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Memorial donations may be made to Blue Rock Brethren in Christ Church, 7885 Mentzer Gap Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Carl E. Coffman


RANSON, W.Va. - Carl E. "Gene" Coffman, 72, of Ranson, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at his home.

Born March 30, 1932, in Rio, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lynn T. Coffman and Edith C. Hahn Coffman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wava Jean Coffman, in 1998.

He was a 1952 graduate of Charles Town (W.Va.) High School.

He had been a printer for 59 years, having been employed by the Middleburg (Va.) Press, the Clarke County (W.Va.) Courier, the Blue Ridge Press in Berryville, Va., and the former Whitney-White Printing Co. in Ranson.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Charles Town.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948 of Charles Town.

He is survived by four sisters, Betty J. Mills of Ranson, and Phyllis L. Coffman, Beverly A. Coffman and Sandra K. Coffman, all of Leetown, W.Va.; four brothers, Harry F. Coffman of Springfield, Va., Kenneth D. Coffman and Ralph E. Coffman, both of Leetown, and Gary L. Coffman of Charles Town; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Charles Town. The Rev. Victor A. Slayman and Pastor Richard E. Neal will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 119 S. Seminary St., Charles Town, WV 25414.




Jack E. Newcomb Sr.


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Jack Edward Newcomb Sr., 66, of Martinsburg, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at City Hospital.

Born Dec. 15, 1937, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Dayton M. and Laura Rozetta Faircloth Newcomb.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, Linda Greenfield Newcomb.

He retired from Shenandoah Gas Co. after 30 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Turner Newcomb; four daughters, Penny Newcomb, Laura Barker, Donna Newcomb and Emily Newcomb, all of Martinsburg; three sons, Jack E. Newcomb Jr. of Gerrardstown, W.Va., and Charles Newcomb and William Newcomb, both of Martinsburg; one stepdaughter, Cathy Miller of Martinsburg; one stepson, Mark Miller of Martinsburg; two sisters, Carrie Hoffmaster and Martha McLaughlin, both of Martinsburg; two brothers, John W. Newcomb and Harry Newcomb, both of Martinsburg; 11 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Martha L. Newcomb; three sisters, Eva Butts, Anna Hoffmaster and Rilda Newcomb; and two brothers, Donald Newcomb and Dayton Newcomb.

Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Dr. G. Edward Grove will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

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