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Obituaries

August 08, 2004

Leroy M. Coulter, 78


DEC. 15, 1925-AUG. 6, 2004

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Leroy M. Coulter, 78, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Born Dec. 15, 1925, in Sandy Hook, he was the son of the late Ernest Coulter and Nannie Brashtar Smallwood.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lewis Coulter.

He retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he was a nursing assistant for more than 30 years.

He was a member of Berkeley American Legion Post 14 and Newton D. Baker VFW Post 896.

He is survived by one daughter, Vickie Brackett of Charles Town, W.Va.; three sons, Kevin Coulter of Martinsburg, Michael Coulter of Charles Town, and Scott Coulter of Ranson, W.Va.; one stepdaughter, Christine Michael of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; one stepson, Kelly Hess of Bunker Hill; three sisters, Leila Russell of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Thelma Copeland of Virginia, and Shirley Watson of Hagerstown; three brothers, Edward Coulter of Florida, Willis Smallwood of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Stewart Smallwood of Fort Bragg, N.C.; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Coulter; one stepson, Mitchell Hess; and sisters and brothers.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Paul Stanley will officiate. Military graveside services will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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




James M. Kauffman, 80


JULY 9, 1924-AUG. 6, 2004

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - James M. "Mel" Kauffman, 80, of Manorcare Health Services, and formerly of 266 Park St. in Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born July 9, 1924, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Chester B. and Naomi C. Bowling Kauffman.

He attended Waynesboro schools.

He worked for 39 years for Pryor's Tire Service as an appliance repairman.

He was a member of Order of the Owls Nest 1073, Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695, South Mountain (Pa.) Fish and Game Association and Mechanics Steam Fire Engine and Hose Co. 1, all of Waynesboro, among other organizations.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received the Bronze Star Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with five Bronze Stars, among other medals.

He is survived by his wife, Leoda E. Zimmerman Kauffman, whom he married April 2, 1949; one daughter, Mary Lou Reed of Waynesboro; one brother, Chester B. Kauffman Jr. of Waynesboro; one grandson; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Gertrude Kauffman, and two brothers, Paul E. Kauffman and Donald E. Kauffman Sr.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Wilber L. Sites will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro, with military graveside services by the Honor Guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 of Chambersburg.

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




Marian A. Wagaman, 95


APRIL 2, 1909-AUG. 7, 2004

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Marian Audrey Heefner "Piney" Wagaman, 95, of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of Constitution Avenue in Mont Alto, Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at the nursing home.

Born April 2, 1909, in Mont Alto, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Gertrude Moser Wagaman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilson O. "Danny" Wagaman, in 1997. They were married Oct. 2, 1928.

She attended Mont Alto School.

She owned and operated P. and D. Hat and Dress Shop in Waynesboro, Pa.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Mont Alto.

She is survived by one daughter, Vivian E. Wagaman of Mont Alto; one sister, Loretta Dile of Menno Haven in Chambersburg; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; and nieces.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorraine Steininger and Joyce Dile, and one grandson.

Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Benevolent Care Fund, 201 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro.




Anna M. Snyder, 68


DEC. 19, 1935-AUG. 6, 2004

CLEAR SPRING - Anna Mae Thomas Snyder, 68, of 13122 Gruber Road, Clear Spring, passed away Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at her home.

Born Dec. 19, 1935, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of Frances Louise Swartz Thomas of Hagerstown and the late Carl Wilson Thomas.

She was a graduate of the Hagerstown High School class of 1954. She retired from Home Federal Bank of Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Guy Edward Snyder of Clear Spring; one son, Rodney Edward Snyder Sr. and his wife, Susan M. Snyder of Clear Spring; one sister, Catherine Schindel of Hagerstown; one brother, Richard Thomas and his wife, Bonivant Thomas of Greensboro, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Rodney E. "R.J." Snyder Jr. and Carley Anne Snyder of Clear Spring.

Services will be held on Monday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Lester Boleyn will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Clear Spring.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will open at noon.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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