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Obituraies for 5/14

May 14, 2004

Brian S. Gable

HAGERSTOWN - Brian Shawn Gable, 43, of Hagerstown, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at Washington County Hospital after an 11-month battle with bladder cancer.

Born July 4th, 1960, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of Deloris Reel Gable, and the late Jack Gable.

He received his bachelor's degree in music education, as a percussion major, from West Virginia University in 1982.

Employed by the Berkeley County Board of Education, Gable was instrumental music teacher, band director and instructor of general music at North Middle School in Martinsburg. He formerly served as drum line instructor for Hedgesville High School and staff instructor at Tres School for the Arts in Hagerstown. He was a private instructor of drums and keyboard percussion for more than 25 years in the Cumberland/Hagerstown area, including more than 10 years at Machen Music in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his beloved wife of four years, Susan Rowe Gable of Hagerstown; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Erin Elizabeth and Thomas E. Smith II of Smithsburg, Md.; stepson, Jeffrey Scott Fignar of Hagerstown; and four grandsons. He is also survived by his mother, Deloris Reel Gable of Short Gap, W.Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Arthur Jamison of Hot Springs, Ark.; brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and LeeAnn Gable of Atlanta, Ga.; niece, Meagan Coats of Hot Springs, Ark.; and nephews, Michael Jamison of San Antonio, Texas, and Aaron Gable of Atlanta, Ga.

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Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Saint James School in Saint James, Md., on Monday, May 17, 2004, at 1 p.m. with Saint James Headmaster the Rev. D. Stuart Dunnan and Saint James Chaplain the Rev. Patrick Gahan officiating.

Graveside services will be private and held at the convenience of the family at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown, on Sunday, May 16, 2004, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Berkeley County String Program, Berkeley County Board of Education, 401 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401, c/o Mr. Aliveto.




Jane M. Foulk



HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Jane May Foulk, 49, of Hedgesville, died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 15, 1954, in Oak Hill, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Edwin Sicero Cody and Goldie Rorabaugh Cody.

She was employed by Western Express Transportation.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Alan William Foulk; one daughter, Chrystal L. White of Martinsburg; two sons, Kevin D. Foulk and Keith A. Foulk, both of Martinsburg; four sisters, Ima G. Abicht, Patricia A. Light of Notaway, Va., and Irma L. Southerly and her twin sister, June F. Beebe, both of Harrisonburg, Va.; three brothers, Carl J. Cody of Lowell, Ohio, and John T. Cody and David A. Cody, both of Marietta, Ohio; four grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Shannan F. Foulk, and one brother, James Cody.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Malcolm Cadd will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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




Rebetta R. Wengert

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Rebetta R. Wengert, 62, of 743 Cumberland Ave., died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at her home.

Born March 31, 1942, in Ridgway, Pa., she was the daughter of J. Franklin and Dorothy Corbett Reed of Newville, Pa.

She was a graduate of Centenial High School in Ridgway and the Columbia Hospital School of Nursing in Wilkinsburg, Pa.

She was last employed as a registered nurse at Barton Medical Associates in Chambersburg.

She as a member of King Street United Brethren Church and its New Life Sunday School Class.

She sang with the Joy Chorale at Camp Joy-El.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Samuel H. Wengert, whom she married May 15, 1999; one daughter, Deborah L. Chaklos of Pittsburgh; one son, James M. Chaklos of Pittsburgh; five stepchildren, Donald L. Wengert, Lois J. Gayman and Nancy W. Lundy, all of Chambersburg, Carol A. Stambaugh of Shippensburg, Pa., and Curtis B. Wengert of Mont Alto, Pa.; her twin sister, Rebecca R. Petrie of Murraysville, Pa.; two grandsons; 12 step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg. The Rev. Patrick B. Jones will officiate.

Private interment will be in Air Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Generation Next Step, c/o King Street United Brethren Church, 162 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201 or to a charity of the donor's choice.




Joe A. Gordon

GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. - Joe A. Gordon, 56, of Gerrardstown and formerly of Seth, W.Va., died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, of cancer.

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