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October 10, 2004

Nancy L. Griffin, 69


APRIL 18, 1935-OCT. 8, 2004

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Nancy Lair Griffin, 69, of Hedgesville, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born April 18, 1935, in Chicago, she was the daughter of the late John Lee Lair and Virginia Frances Lair.

She attended public schools in Mount Vernon, Ky., and graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky., in 1956, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in early childhood education.

In 1989, she became director of Grasshopper Green and Kenwood Private School in Annandale, Va., retiring in 1996.

She was a member of The Woods Women's Golf Association and The Woods Homeowners Association Book Club.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Lowell "Bo" Griffin; three daughters, Susan Hanan of Chevy Chase, Md., Frances Biase of Rockville, Md., and Katherine L. Griffin of Alexandria, Va.; two sisters, Ann Henderson of Mount Vernon, Ky., and Barbara Smith of Hopkinsville, Ky.; and five grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia L. King.

A memorial service will be at a later date.

Private burial will be in Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401 or American Cancer Society, ATTN: Melanoma Research, 2654 Valley Ave., Suite B, Winchester, VA 22601.




Harold B. Olive, 67


SEPT. 6, 1937-OCT. 8, 2004

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Harold B. Olive, 67, of Shepherdstown, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Sept. 6, 1937, in Jasper, Ala., he was the son of Wilma Banks Olive Kagley of Maryville, Tenn., and the late A.R. Olive.

He retired in 1978 from the U.S. Navy as a master chief petty officer, having served on the USS Andrew Jackson and the John Adams submarines. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal, among others.

He was a member of Victory Free Will Baptist Church in Halltown, W.Va.

He was a former Little League football coach.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Patricia "Pat" Wright Olive; one daughter, Denise Sotomayor of Phoenix; two sons, Michael L. Olive of Tupelo, Miss., and Scott E. Olive of Scarbro, W.Va.; one stepdaughter, Brenda L. Thompkins of Martinsburg; two sisters, Dorothy Smithey of Louisville, Tenn., and Melba A. Olive of Maryville; four grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Beth A. Olive.

Services will be announced at a later date.

Burial will be in Culpeper (Va.) National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Victory Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 189, Halltown, WV 25423.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, W.Va.




Randolph D. Anderson, 83


AUG. 23, 1921-OCT. 7, 2004

DARKESVILLE, W.Va. - Randolph D. Anderson, 83, of Darkesville, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, in Astelle, Ga.

Born Aug. 23, 1921, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Perry A. and Berniece Wise Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma L. Hopper Anderson.

He retired from Doubleday.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Grace Wesleyan Bible Church.

He was a member of the American Legion and J.O.U.A.M.

He is survived by one daughter, Nancy Thomas of Powder Springs, Ga.; two stepdaughters, Faith Hedges of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Dianna Hollis of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; one stepson, A. Keith Bennett of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one grandson; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one son, Randolph D. Anderson Jr., and one brother, Robert Anderson.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

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




Margaret R. Shank, 81


SEPT. 30, 1923-OCT. 9, 2004

Margaret Rhea Shank, 81, of 422 George St. in Hagerstown, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 30, 1923, in Hagers-town, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen Barrett Jenkins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lawrence Shank, in 1976.

She was employed by W.D. Byron VFW Post 1936 in Hagers-town for more than 15 years.

She attended Emmanuel Baptist Temple in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Owls Club, Lady Rats of the VFW and Degree of Pocahontas of The Improved Order of Red Men, all of Hagerstown.

She is survived by one son, Lawrence C. Shank Sr. of Williamsport; two grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Caroline Hornbaker; three sisters, Peony Benchoff, Grace Montgomery and Ethel Jenkins; and one brother, William Jenkins.

Graveside services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport. The Rev. W. Gregory Martin will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to the family in care of Lawrence C. Shank Sr., P.O. Box 114, Williamsport, MD 21795.

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