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June 13, 2004

Elmer E. Younker, 66

JAN. 21, 1938-JUNE 11, 2004

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Elmer E. "Tom" Younker, 66, of Hedgesville, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at his home of Lou Gehrig's disease.

Born Jan. 21, 1938, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Quay and Ruth Heiston Younker.

He retired from U.S. Silica after 30 years of service.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Army National Guard.

He was a member of Back Creek Valley Full Gospel Church.

He was a member of Teamsters Union 992 and Funkstown American Legion Post 211.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dorothy Johnson Younker; two daughters, Tracy Hensley and Tina Everhart, both of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one son, Quay Younker of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; four sisters, Sylvia Smith, Patsy Klinger, Lillian Hart and Valeria Shoemaker, all of Maryland; two brothers, Bob Younker of Alabama, and Blair Younker of Maryland; and six grandchildren, including Laken Hensley, who lived with her grandparents.


He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale Younker and an infant brother.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Back Creek Valley Full Gospel Church. Pastors Tom Snyder and Bobby Robinson will officiate. Military graveside services will be in Back Creek Valley Full Gospel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg and Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Helen H. Hargrave Hodge, 69

JULY 22, 1934-JUNE 11, 2004

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Helen H. Hargrave Hodge, 69, of 10302 Candura Drive, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born July 22, 1934, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of Kathryn Heard Hargrave of Los Angeles and the late Richard Hargrave.

She was a 1952 graduate of Withrow High School in Cincinnati and a 1956 graduate of Elizabeth City (N.C.) State University, where she obtained her bachelor of science degree in elementary education.

She was a teacher for 24 years at Sabillasville Elementary School in Frederick County, Md., retiring in 1990.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Billy R. Hodge Sr., whom she married March 30, 1956; one daughter, Nikki L.H. Brooks of Waynesboro; two sons, Billy R. Hodge Jr. of Fayetteville, Pa., and Richard Hodge of Waynesboro; two brothers, Michael Heard of Inglewood, Calif., and Rick Heard of Los Angeles; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Deborah S. Rogers will officiate.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

John R. Baltimore, 62

APRIL 6, 1942-JUNE 12, 2004

John Richard Baltimore, 62, of 814 Dale St. in Hagerstown, died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at his home.

Born April 6, 1942, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Cecil and Helen Butler Baltimore.

He was employed by Arnold's Printing Co.

He was a member of Ebenezer AME Church in Hagerstown.

He is survived by one daughter, Wanda Baltimore of Hagerstown; one son, Michael Baltimore of Hagerstown; three sisters, Edna M. Green and Mary H. Williams, both of Hagerstown, and Nettie Hobbs of Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers, Cecil Baltimore and Norman Baltimore, both of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and his companion of 20 years, Brenda Burnett.

He was preceded in death by one brother, James Baltimore.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer AME Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Leroy Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

At the family's request, there will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

George E. Hess, 57

OCT. 4, 1946-JUNE 8, 2004

FREDERICK, Md. - George Everett Hess, 57, of Frederick, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, in St. Clairesville, Ohio. He was the husband of Patti Donovan Hess.

Born Oct. 4, 1946, in Gettysburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert Everett and Lillian Margaret Riffle Hess.

Mr. Hess served his country in the U.S. Army where he was assigned to the 43rd Military Police Detachment, Nurnberg, Germany, for two years. He served first as a guard in a stockade then was promoted to guard commander. He received a National Defense Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon and Certificate of Achievement. He was employed by Roadway Express in Hagerstown since 1976. He was a member of the American Legion Post 168, the Teamsters Union 992 and a member of the Brook Hill United Methodist Church. He had received the "One Million Mile" Safe Driving Award from Roadway Express.

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