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Obituaries

February 06, 2005

Grace E. Miner, 96


JAN. 5, 1909-FEB. 4, 2005

Grace Evelyn Miner, 96, of 829 Dewey Ave. in Hagerstown, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport.

Born Jan. 5, 1909, in Leitersburg, she was the daughter of the late William E. Miner and Carrie D. Miner.

She was employed by Maryland Ribbon Co., retiring in 1990 after 65 years of service.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Leitersburg.

She is survived by three nieces and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. David L. Schrader will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Leitersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 21513 Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road, Leitersburg, MD 21742.




Sidney W. Mong Sr., 85


SEPT. 1, 1919-FEB. 4, 2005

SMITHSBURG - Sidney W. Mong Sr., 85, of 37 N. Main St., died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Hess Medical Clinic in Shady Grove, Pa.

Born Sept. 1, 1919, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late David and Lillian Kendall Mong.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Reed Mong, in 2002. They were married Nov. 25, 1943.

He attended school in Ringgold.

He retired in 1984 from Grove Manufacturing in Shady Grove.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Winters of Smithsburg, and Vickie Updegraff of Cascade; three sons, S. Wayne Mong Jr. of Martinsburg, W.Va., Gary Mong of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Donald Mong of Smithsburg; four sisters, Sylvia Weaver, Becky Heefner and Marty Bennett, all of Waynesboro, and Helen McCardell of Chambersburg, Pa.; one brother, Homer Mong of Waynesboro; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Weaver and Kathryn Wolfe, and five brothers, Paul Mong, Elmer F. Mong, David E. Mong, Richard O. Mong and Joseph Mong.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Carol D. Hallman will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 100, Cavetown, MD 21720.




John F. Harries, 80


JUNE 12, 1924-FEB. 5, 2005

John F. Harries, 80, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at the home of his son in Smithsburg.

Born June 12, 1924, in Keedysville, he was the son of the late Claude Harries and Dorothy Thomas Harries Winebrenner.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Nina Virginia Haines Harries.

He retired from Sears as a service supervisor with more than 30 years of service.

He was a Methodist.

He was a member of Dixon Troxell American Legion Post 211 of Funkstown.

He is survived by one son, Steven Harries of Smithsburg, and two grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown. The Rev. Richard Hembrock will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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




James H. Sutton III, 56


SEPT. 4, 1948-FEB. 3, 2005

GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. - James H. Sutton III, 56, of Gerrardstown, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at his home.

Born Sept. 4, 1948, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Lucille Smith Sutton of Martinsburg and the late James H. Sutton II.

He served in the U.S. Army.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Jamie Ingle and Katie Sutton, both of Martinsburg; his former wife, Sharon Sutton of Martinsburg; and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Kathy.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, where military services will be held. Pastor James Lloyd will officiate.

A graveside service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Bethany Cemetery, Taylorsville, Md.

The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.




Cocrection - Lena F. Batt-Moats


Due to a source's error, the obituary in Friday's Morning Herald and Daily Mail for Lena Florence Mumma Batt-Moats did not include where the family will receive friends.

Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown.




Floyd E. VanMetre, 67


JULY 18, 1937-FEB. 4, 2005

INWOOD, W.Va. - Floyd E. "Sonny" VanMetre, 67, of Inwood, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at the home of his niece, Tina Allen.

Born July 18, 1937, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Everett Floyd and Margaret C. Shawyer VanMetre.

He was employed for 42 years as a truck driver by the Western Conference of Teamsters. He was honored with several 1 million mile driver's safety awards.

He served in the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of the 101st Airborne Jump School.

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