April 03, 2005

Winton I. Burger I, 91

APRIL 10, 1913-APRIL 1, 2005

Winton Irvine "Pete" Burger I, 91, of 12927 Point Salem Road, Hagerstown, Md., passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, April 1, 2005, surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Born Thursday, April 10, 1913, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles Burger and Frances Ward Burger.

Pete and his wife, Vivian, were the original owners and business partners of Pete's Transfer and Storage, a moving company agent for American Red Ball, which they operated from 1944 until 1983. He also was employed at Beachley Furniture, Hagerstown Shoe Factory and Fairchild Aircraft.

He attended Calvary Holiness Church.

He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing the Susquehanna River and in Ontario, Canada. Hunting was also a passion for Pete, enjoying trips to West Virginia, British Columbia and out West. He was a member of the Reel Time Bass Anglers and the North American Rod & Gun Club.


He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Vivian C. Burger; six daughters, Bonnie Jackson of Los Angeles, Calif., Mary Williamson of San Diego, Calif., Pat Eccard of Myersville, Md., Shirley Elliott of Clear Spring, Md., Pam Knable of Clear Spring, and Susan Mankamyer of Davidsville, Pa.; three sons, Winton Burger II of Hagerstown, Dennis Burger of Hagerstown, and Rick Burger of Hagerstown; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Mildred May, Margaret Priest and Nellie Reisling, and brothers, Merle Burger, Lester Burger, Leon Burger and William "Bill" Burger.

Family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. N., Hagerstown, on Monday, April 4, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at 11 a.m. from Calvary Holiness Church, corner of West Side Avenue and Church Street in Hagerstown, with the Rev. Kent Kesecker officiating.

Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Holiness Church.

Finley Mills, 74

FEB. 12, 1931-APRIL 1, 2005

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Finley Mills, 74, of Martinsburg, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at City Hospital.

Born Feb. 12, 1931, in Kentucky, he was the son of the late Felix and Daisy Hubbard Mills.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ada K. Howard Mills.

He retired from General Motors.

He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Morris and Frances Newsome; four sons, Finley Mills Jr., Tommy Mills, Timmy Mills and Rodney Mills; four sisters; two brothers; 15 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bedington United Methodist Church. The Rev. Robert W. Barnes will officiate.

Burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Carol A. Suarez, 58

NOV. 17, 1946-APRIL 1, 2005

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Carol Ann Suarez, 58, of Martinsburg, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at her home.

Born Nov. 17, 1946, in Camp Lee, Va., she was the daughter of the late Major Charles H. Russell and Virginia Sargent Russell.

She was the bartender at Tackett's Pub.

She is survived by her husband, Rafael J. "Joe" Suarez; two daughters, Kelly J. Hoffmaster of Martinsburg, and Kristen L. Baker of Fayetteville, N.C.; three sons, Scott A. McHale of Great Lakes, Ill., Patrick J. McHale of Martinsburg, and Michael T. McHale of Newport News, Va.; one sister, Joanie Cole of Buckingham, Va.; two brothers, Charles D. Russell of Des Plaines, Ill., and William Russell of Clayton, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one grandson.

The family will receive friends Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel, Inwood, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Phyllis J. Brown, 69

JULY 10, 1935-APRIL 1, 2005

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Phyllis Joanne Brown, 69, of Martinsburg, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at her home.

Born July 10, 1935, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ernest C. and Edith C. Sommers Sheppard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis L. Brown.

She is survived by one daughter, Marcia Lynn of Kearneysville, W.Va.; two sons, Harry H. Carper III and Scotty Brown, both of Martinsburg; three sisters, Lacy J. Light of Martinsburg, Edna Ketterman of Frederick, Md., and Louise Souders of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; two brothers, George Sheppard of Berkeley Springs, and Charles Sheppard of Hedgesville, W.Va.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two aunts; nieces; nephews; and her special friend, Harry H. Carper Jr. of Martinsburg.

She was preceded in death by two infants, Roger Lee and Debra Kay, and one sister, Frances Bell.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Paul C. Stanley will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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


Marshall Small

Due to a source's error, the obituary in Saturday's Herald-Mail for Marshall Small omitted the names of two surviving sisters.

He also is survived by sisters, Milbry J. Templon and Freda R. Stone, both of Hagerstown.

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