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Obituaries

July 30, 2004

Rachel E. Dunbar, 56


SEPT. 16, 1947-JULY 27, 2004

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Rachel Elizabeth Dunbar, 56, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Sept. 16, 1947, in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa, she was the daughter of the late Albert Daniel and Catherine Wright Peabody.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Nehru Dunbar, in 1990.

She was a graduate of B.W. Harris High School in West Africa and attended Waldorf College in Iowa.

She worked as a teacher's assistant in the Montgomery County (Md.) Public School System.

She attended Church of the Redeemer in Gaithersburg, Md.

She was a member of Church of the Redeemer Cancer Support Group of Gaithersburg and B.W. Harris International Alumni Association.

She is survived by two daughters, Seleyoun Dunbar of Indianapolis and Rachel N. Dunbar of Martinsburg; four grandchildren; 11 sisters; four brothers; nieces; and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sibena Dorly.

Service and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 2654 Valley Ave., Suite B, Winchester, VA 22601.

Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Mary E. Hoffman, 70


MAY 26, 1934-JULY 28, 2004

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mary E. Lovejoy Hoffman, 70, of 102 Fairview Ave., died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at Waynesboro Hospital.

She was born May 26, 1934, in Seattle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth John Hoffman, in 1995. They were married June 25, 1956.

She graduated from high school in California and received her bachelor of science degree in education from the University of California in Los Angeles.

She was a customer service representative for Encore Marketing International in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.

She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Waynesboro.

She was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 1758 Ladies Auxiliary of Waynesboro and a former member and president of Antietam Humane Society of Waynesboro.

She is survived by three sons, Ronald L. Hoffman of San Francisco, Gary M. Frost of Cumberland, Md., and Kenneth J. Hoffman II of Waynesboro; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Lovejoy.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 1 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home in Waynesboro. The Rev. David S. Keller will be celebrant.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery.

There will be no public viewing; however, the family will receive friends Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.




Charles H. Newman, 84


JUNE 6, 1920-JULY 28, 2004

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Charles H. "Old Man" Newman, 84, of Manorcare and formerly of Newman Road, Fayetteville, Pa., died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at Manorcare.

Born June 6, 1920, in Guilford Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Harvey and Rhoda Weagley Newman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, June E. Newman, in 1984.

For the last 44 years, he was the owner and operator of C.H. Newman Beer Distributor in Fayetteville.

He was a veteran of World War II.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose 842.

He is survived by one daughter, Barbara L. McBride of Clermont, Fla.; one brother, Lawrence Newman of Fort Loudon, Pa.; four grandchildren, Randy Peters of Islamorada, Fla., and Ronald Peters, Sheila Burkholder and Edward Peters, all of Manheim, Pa.; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home in Chambersburg. Chaplain Thomas Horst will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimers Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.




Earl B. Sams, 82


SEPT. 3, 1921-JULY 29, 2004

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Earl B. Sams, 82, of Apt. 309 Manor Building at Penn Hall and formerly of 430 Larkspur Lane died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at home of Sjogren's syndrome.

Born Sept. 3, 1921, in Granville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Albert and Sadie Dague Sams.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elnora Martin Sams, in 1950.

He retired in 1972 from the U.S. Government LSSA at Letterkenny Army Depot.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.

He was a member of Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW and the VFW Honor Guard.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Hite Sams, a resident of Manor Building at Penn Hall; one daughter, Georgia of Fayetteville, Pa.; one son, Martin of Chambersburg; and one brother, John of Risingsun, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Sadie and one brother, William Sams.

Graveside cremation burial service will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg, at the convenience of the family.

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