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Obituaries

January 28, 2005

Helen L. Eby, 77


NOV. 29, 1927-JAN. 26, 2005

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Helen Louise Eby, 77, of Charles Town, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at her home.

Born Nov. 29, 1927, in Chestnut Hill, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ira W. Piper and Mamie Virginia Wilt Piper.

She was a member of Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two nieces, Teresa A. Piper and Brenda Piper, and two nephews, Robert L. Piper and David A. Piper.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Milford L. Piper.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town. The Rev. Donnie Jane Cardwell will officiate.

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Arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.




Walter L. Hovis, 62


MARCH 9, 1942-JAN. 26, 2005

Walter L. "Jim" Hovis, of 13035 Little Antietam Road, Hagerstown, Md., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Washington County Hospital of complications from a stroke.

He was born March 9, 1942, in Waynesboro, Pa.

He was employed by Mack Trucks for 31 years and retired in 1993.

He was a member of Waynesboro Fish and Game Club and Eagles Club Inc.

He was an avid fisherman and a big-game hunter and will be missed by all.

He was the son of the late Guy W. Hovis of Mont Alto, Pa., and the late Evelyn Monn Ashbaugh of Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Edith "Ann" Getts Hovis; daughter, Jamie Lynn Hovis Scaletta of Smithsburg; son, Walter Leroy "Jimmy" Hovis Jr. of Williamsport, Md.; special granddaughter, Larah Ashley Hovis Oree of Hagerstown; grandson, Brandon Wayne Scaletta of Smithsburg; great-grandchild, CJ Oree Jr. of Hagerstown; son-in-law, Greg Scaletta of Smithsburg; grandson-in-law, Carl E. Oree Sr. of Hagerstown; one sister, Janet L. Kauffman of Waynesboro, Pa.; two nieces and one nephew; and loving dog, George.

Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at noon at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. N., Hagerstown with the Rev. James R. Stauffer officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan 28.

Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.




Mildred V. Hull, 85


DEC. 25, 1919-JAN. 27, 2005

Mildred Virginia "Cedie" Hull, 85, of 1635 Langley Drive, Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 25, 1919, in Charlton, Md., she was the daughter of the late Roy Lester and Dorothy Elizabeth Moore Ebersole.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester E. Hull on Jan. 13, 1993.

She retired as branch manager of Stanley Home Products.

She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

She was a member of Lady Elks of Hagerstown and Southside Senior Bowling League.

She is survived by one daughter, Jennifer S. Short of Hagerstown; one son, Terry A. Hull and wife, Donna, of Hagerstown; one brother, Gerald "Manny" Ebersole of Hagerstown; two grandchildren, Michael N. Short of Forrest Hill, Md., and Jeffrey T. Hull of Hagerstown; and three great-grandchildren, Dylan Jacob Short, Ava Marie Hull and Rachel Belle Hull.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Geraldine Jackson.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown. The Rev. David B. Kaplan will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery in Clear Spring, Md.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service.




Frances C. Schnebly, 86


SEPT. 28, 1918-JAN. 26, 2005

WILLIAMSPORT - Frances Cushwa Schnebly, 86, of Homewood at Williamsport, Md., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at her home.

Born Sept. 28, 1918, in Mount Airey Farm on Broadfording Road near Clear Spring, she was the daughter of the late Richard E. Cushwa and Julia Seibert Cushwa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis A. Schnebly Jr., in 1995.

She taught English and French at Hagerstown High School and later North Hagerstown High School for many years.

She was a graduate of Clear Spring High School with the class of 1936 and a 1940 graduate of Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va.

She was a member of Zion Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ in Hagerstown. She served as a volunteer in the Washington County Hospital Auxiliary for many years after her retirement from teaching. She was a member of the Zion Church Service Workers for many years and was a former member of the Fountain Head Country Club.

She is survived by three children, Julia C. Thompson of Seattle, and Susan S. Smith and John L. Schnebly, both of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, J. Helen Cushwa, Louise S. Cushwa and Agnes C. Whitmore, and two brothers, R. Leon Cushwa and Raymond Cushwa.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert C. Royal will officiate.

Private burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Clear Spring.

The family will receive friends and family following the service on Monday.

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