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November 28, 2004

Mabel E. Divelbliss, 82

APRIL 20, 1922-NOV. 26, 2004

HANCOCK - Mabel Elizabeth Divelbliss, 82, of West Main Street, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Williamsport Nursing Home.

Born April 20, 1922, in Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James Melvin and Ida Skinner Richards Gordon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James William Divelbliss Sr., in 1976.

She was a homemaker.

She was a Protestant.

She is survived by two daughters, Beverly J. Hiles of Needmore, Pa., and Marcella L. Willoughby of Hancock; two sons, James W. Divelbliss Jr. of Needmore and Leroy F. Divelbliss of Martinsburg, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra S. Divelbliss; two sisters, Virginia Johnson and Hilda M. Reed; and two brothers, Herman Richards and George Gordon.


Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home in Hancock. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Christian Cemetery in Warfordsburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 2 p.m.

Raymond O. Spurling, 79

DEC. 30, 1924-NOV. 27, 2004

LEETOWN, W.Va. - Raymond O. Spurling, 79, of Leetown, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Dec. 30, 1924, in Burlington, W.Va., he was the son of the late Taylor and Leona Bobo Spurling.

He retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, after 25 years of service as an operating room assistant.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received the Purple Heart.

He was a member of Leetown Baptist Church, where he helped with the youth group, was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the choir and a trustee.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jean E. Harsh Spurling; three daughters, Susan Ingram and Dona West, both of Winchester, Va., and Cindy Chrisman of Leetown; two sons, Steve Spurling of Martinsburg and Mark Spurling of Leetown; one brother, Harold Spurling of Winchester; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Phyllis Lauck, and three brothers, Orville Spurling, Richard Spurling and Virgil Spurling.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg. The Rev. Dennis Campbell will officiate.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town, W.Va.

Memorial donations may be made to Leetown Baptist Church, 11511 Leetown Road, Kearneysville, WV 25430.

Nanette N. Weil, 57

-NOV. 16, 2004

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Nanette Naomi Weil, daughter of the late Sylvan S. Weil and the late Wilma B. Weil (Miami), was called home to God on Nov. 16, 2004, at Health Park Care Center, Fort Myers.

She was 57 years young. Nanette lived the last two years of her life in the Fort Myers area, was a resident of Miami for 47 years, and was formerly of Hagerstown, Md.

She is survived by her sister, Lois Weil Kaufman, also of Fort Myers; one aunt; one uncle; and five cousins.

Nanette was a very special child of God, was baptized and brought up in the Lutheran faith and everyone who knew her loved her. Her sweet innocence, her childlike manner, her beautiful smile, her happy and expressive eyes, her heart of golden kindness - will all live on in the hearts and minds of those who were lucky enough to have had their lives touched by her presence. She never judged. She always accepted. Her favorite word was "nice." And now God has called her home to begin her new life - finally, for Nan, there will be no more pain and no more suffering; only peace, only rest, only joy.

A memorial service and celebration of life is being planned for April 30, 2005, at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward Heim (of St. John's Lutheran Church) will officiate. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in the Garden of the Good Shepherd in the Weil family plot.

In lieu of flowers or plants, memorial contributions may be made to ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens) of Washington County Inc., 820 Florida Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Please mark all donations to Nan Weil Memorial Fund so proper credit and acknowledgment can be given. A reminder notice will appear in The Morning Herald one week prior to the chapel services.

Roger E. Williams, 73

JAN. 17, 1931-NOV. 25, 2004

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lt. Col. Roger Edward Williams, 73, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at City Hospital of Lou Gehrig's disease.

Born Jan. 17, 1931, he was the son of the late Price W. Williams and Nellie E. Williams.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Cordingley Williams.

He retired as principal from Bunker Hill Elementary School.

He served in the West Virginia Air National Guard.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Mary's Guild.

He was a member of Equality Lodge 44 AF & AM, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Order of Shrine of Wheeling, W.Va., Shenandoah Forest 150 Tall Cedars of Lebanon and Martinsburg Rotary, among other organizations.

He is survived by two daughters, Renee M. Williams of Abingdon, Md., and Denise W. Martin of Martinsburg; one sister, Nancy W. Murphy of Charleston, W.Va.; one brother, Wayne E. Williams of Hansford, W.Va.; two grandsons; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth M. Wileman.

A memorial service will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Martinsburg.

Private burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery near Charleston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ALS Association, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, One Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

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