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Obituaries 2/20

February 20, 2005

Rev. Walter J. Brown, 71

NOV. 30, 1933-FEB. 18, 2005

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Rev. Walter Jay Brown, 71, of Bluejay Court, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 30, 1933, in Great Falls, Mont., he was the son of the late Rev. Walter Joseph Brown and Beatrice B. Bruce Brown.

He retired as a commander and chaplain in the U.S. Navy. He served as a U.S. Navy corpsman in Korea and served two tours as a Navy chaplain in Vietnam.

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He also was pastor of Hancock Presbyterian Church, retiring in 1997.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Orgain Brown, whom he married Aug. 15, 1981; four daughters, Laura League of Canton, Mich., Carey Brown of St. Louis, Mary Efird of Crozet, Va., and Deanna Efird of Atlanta; one son, Paul Brown of St. Louis; one sister, Myrna M. Brown of Mount Vernon, Wash.; one brother, Bruce B. Brown of Roseville, Minn.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hancock Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Jamie Garber will officiate.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.

Memorial donations may be made to Hancock Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750 or Senior Life Services of Morgan County, 187 S. Green St., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.




James E. Smith, 67

JAN. 19, 1938-FEB. 18, 2005

BIG COVE TANNERY, Pa. - James E. Smith, 67, of 6105 Timber Ridge Road, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at Harrisburg (Pa.) General Hospital.

Born Jan. 19, 1938, in Big Cove Tannery, he was the son of the late Waid O. and Mollie Rhodes Smith.

He was a truck driver for PennDOT.

He was a member of Antioch Christian Church in Big Cove Tannery.

He was a member of Needmore (Pa.) Volunteer Fire Co., Retired Public Employees of Pennsylvania and AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Hester A. Weller Smith, whom he married in 1957; one son, Gregory J. Smith of Big Cove Tannery; four sisters, Bernice Souders of Winchester, Va., Olive Bishop of Big Cove Tannery, Delores Webb of Hagerstown, and Thelma E. Smith of Raleigh, N.C.; one brother, Waid O. Smith Jr. of Needmore; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by one son, Terry L. Smith.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, McConnellsburg. Pastor Russell Hoffman will officiate. Burial will be in Antioch Christian Cemetery, Big Cove Tannery.

Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.




Granvil E. Ingram Sr., 82

JUNE 13, 1922-FEB. 19, 2005

SHARPSBURG - Granvil Everett "Granny" Ingram Sr., 82, of 2244 Dargan Road, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 13, 1922, in Dargan, he was the son of the late Jesse A. and Faye Irene Taylor Ingram.

He was employed by the U.S. government, working at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, retiring in 1987.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.

He was a member of Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 and Potomac Valley Fire Co. of Dargan.

He is survived by his wife, V. Virginia Ingram, whom he married Feb. 24, 1943; three daughters, Faye I. Waters and Kathie A. Crampton, both of Sharpsburg, and Rhoda V. Ingram of Dargan; two sons, Michael S. Ingram of Fort Jackson, S.C., and Granvil E. Ingram Jr. of Sharpsburg; one sister, Shirley Ashbaugh of Sandy Hook; 10 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Cornelia A. Ingram; one son, Granvil L. Ingram; three sisters; 10 brothers; and one great-grandson.

Services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro. The Rev. Ernest Witmer will officiate. Burial will be in Samples Manor Cemetery near Sharpsburg.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.




Marguerite R. Gilbert, 94

JUNE 4, 1910-FEB. 18, 2005

WILLIAMSPORT - Marguerite Roselle Gilbert, 94, of 10818 Wilcox Drive, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at Homewood Retirement Center.

Born June 4, 1910, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Harry Milton and Maryanne Josephine Bryan Garling.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Gilbert.

She attended Hagerstown High School.

She was employed by Grand Union in Hagerstown, retiring in 1976.

She was a Catholic.

She was a member of Thursday Senior Citizens League at Southside Bowl.

She is survived by one daughter, Beverly A. Capozzi of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; one sister, Theresa Pryor of Hagerstown; two granddaughters, Belinda L. Roberts of Rock Hill, Mo., and Cherry L. Fox of Williamsport; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, John H. Young; one sister, Catherine Shadrach; and two brothers, Milton Garling and Nelson Garling.

Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport, which will open at 9 a.m.

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