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Obituaries

August 30, 2004

Charles Sharon, 73


DEC. 16, 1930-AUG. 29, 2004

CLEAR SPRING - Charles "Ike-Hank" Sharon, 73, of 15223 Clear Spring Road, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 16, 1930, in Pinesburg, Md., he was the son of the late Charles Henry Sharon and Clara Elizabeth Patton Sharon.

He is survived by his companion, Florence Potts of Clear Spring; one sister, Gladys Obitts-Whipp of Williamsport; three brothers, William A. Sharon of Pennsylvania, and James A. Sharon and John A. Sharon, both of Hagerstown; two half sisters, Thelma Foreman of Pittsburgh and Eloise Neff of Winchester, Va.; and nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by one brother, Lewis D.L. Sharon.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery, Williamsport. The Rev. Robert Robinson will officiate.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, Clear Spring. Friends may call Tuesday after 11 a.m. at the funeral home.




John L. Ebersole, 83


MAY 1, 1921-AUG. 27, 2004

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - John L. Ebersole, 83, of 146 Kline Road, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born May 1, 1921, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel H. and Susan Kuhns Ebersole.

He was a retired dairy farmer.

He was a member of Culbertson Mennonite Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth M. Horst Ebersole; three daughters, Esther M. Wadel of St. Thomas, Pa., Ellen M. Wadel of Flat Gap, Ky., and Naomi K. Hertzler of Shirleysburg, Pa.; five sons, Marlin E. Ebersole of Chambersburg, J. Lester Ebersole of Myerstown, Pa., Nathan K. Ebersole of Shippensburg, Wilmer L. Ebersole of Bellingham, Mass., and Keith D. Ebersole of Ewing, Ill.; two sisters, Mildred Frey of Hanover, Pa., and Lois Bair of Richfield, Pa.; one brother, Merle E. Ebersole of Dixon, Ill.; 40 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet L. Ebersole; four sisters, four brothers; five grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Culbertson Mennonite Church. Brothers Lynn Martin, Wayne Shank, LaRay Martin and Loren Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Diller Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Culbertson Mennonite Church, c/o Loren Martin, 6065 Ebenezer Road, Orrstown, PA 17244.

Arrangements are by Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg.




Brian W. Wertz, 31


NOV. 2, 1972-AUG. 26, 2004

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Brian William "Rooster" Wertz, 31, of Mont Alto, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004.

Born Nov. 2, 1972, he was the son of Richard and Linda Wertz.

He was employed as a stone and brick mason.

He was a wrestling coach.

He is survived by his wife, Leanne N. White Wertz; three children, Ashley S. Wertz, Jake O. Wertz and Adam C.Wertz; grandparents, Olive Myers and William and Regina Reed; two sisters, Renee Armenia and Sharon Wertz; one brother, Rick Wertz; five nieces; and two nephews.

Visitation will be today from 1 to 2 p.m. at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, Silver Spring, Md., where a service will be held at 2 p.m. Burial will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Burnes Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a fund for the Wertz children, 1 Chamaral Court, Hunt Valley, MD 21030.




April L. Shumaker, 17


SEPT. 17, 1986-AUG. 25, 2004

April Lynn Shumaker, 17, of 417 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md., died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004. Heaven received a very special, beautiful angel as a result of an automobile accident.

Born Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1986, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Matti Jo Socks and the late Gerald L. Shumaker.

She also is survived by her aunt, "Muzz" Mary Ann Socks, and her uncle, "Reese" Maurice. Also a cousin, who was like a brother, Jason Wayne Socks, and boyfriend, Daniel M. Allen.

She is survived by three sisters, Annie O. Shumaker, Tasheena M. Landaker and Antoinette L. Socks, all of Hagerstown; five brothers, Tony L. Socks, Djuan A. Socks, Michael L. Landaker III, Roy D. Winston and Jordan V. Love, all of Hagerstown; maternal grandparents, Ralph E. Socks Sr. and stepgrandmother, Dawn M. Socks and Vernie "Honey" Y. Purdham of Hagerstown; three nephews, Tyler, Trevor and Jamar, all of Hagerstown; and one godson, Camron Dewayne Socks of Hagerstown; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Mary L. Burgan, and stepgrandfather, Gardner Burgan, and Lester M. Shumaker.

She was a senior at South Hagerstown High School and had planned to attend Hagerstown Community College.

She was formerly employed at Tuesday Morning, KFC and the Red Lobster. She also was involved with Washington County Boys/Girls Club.

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