WELLS VALLEY, Pa. - Ralph F. Earley, 92, of Wells Valley, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa.
Born May 21, 1912, he was the son of the late Charles and Matilda Stunkard Earley.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Maude Earley.
He was a farmer.
He was a member of Wells Valley United Methodist Church and was the treasurer.
He is survived by one daughter, Judy Bookheimer of McConnellsburg; one son, Terry Earley of Greencastle, Pa.; one sister, Martha Gobin of Carlisle, Pa.; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
He is preceded death by one sister, Lois Walters and one brother Paul Earley.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wells Valley United Methodist Church. Pastor George Clippinger will officiate. Burial will be at Wells Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery in Wells Tannery, Pa.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg, Pa. The funeral home will be open from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Wells Valley United Methodist Church, 3543 Blacks Mountain Rd, Waterfall, PA 16689.
Mary E. Gayman, 83
MAY 18, 1921-SEPT. 26, 2004
FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Gayman, 83, of 5860 Fairway Drive West, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at her home.
Born May 18, 1921 in Huntingdon, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Rev. Cloyd and Myrtle McClain Fields.
She was a 1939 graduate of Huntingdon High School and a 1943 graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.
She was a school teacher for two years in the West Shore area of Harrisburg, Pa., and for six years with the Chambersburg (Pa.) Area School District.
She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
She was a former president of the Chambersburg Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and was the first woman to serve on the board of directors of the Chambersburg Hospital. She was a past president of the Franklin County Republican Women and a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority.
She is survived by her husband, J. Franklin Gayman, whom she married June 24, 1944; daughters, M. Cathy Donovon of Ocean City, Md., Susan Shockey of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Sarah Ann Stead of Abington, Pa.; sons, Benjamin F. Gayman of Manchester, N.H., and Samuel W. Gayman of Chambersburg; 12 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Chambersburg. Private burial will be in the Lutheran Church Cemetery, Thompsontown, Pa.
Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.
George F. Crider Jr., 77
OCT. 22, 1926 - SEPT. 25, 2004
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - George F. Crider Jr., 77, of 4716 Altenwald Road, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at Chambersburg Hospital.
Born Oct. 22, 1926, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late George F. Sr. and Clara Hovis Crider.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret R. Tarner Crider, on Sept. 20, 1999.
He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg in 1982.
He was a U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II and was decorated with the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, a World War II victory medal and the Japanese Occupation medal.
He was a member of People's Gospel Tabernacle, Hagerstown and a senior board member.
He was a member of William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695, Waynesboro and the Jolly Sixties Group at the Open Door Church, Chambersburg.
He is survived by one son, Paul F. Crider Sr. of Newville, Pa.; two daughters, June M. Spaulding of Waynesboro and Frances D. Crider of Shippensburg, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Julia McKee of Shippensburg; two sisters, Sarah Reeder of Fayetteville, Pa. and Frances Rotz of Chambersburg; four grandsons; two granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; stepgrandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother Howard Crider and one sister Anna Mary Smith.