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Obituaries

April 07, 2005

Mabel O. Weaver, 95


JAN. 17, 1910-APRIL 6, 2005

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mabel O. Weaver, 95, of Chambersburg died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at the Shook Home.

Born Jan. 17, 1910, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Margaret Rockwell Mackling.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eber S. Weaver.

She was a seamstress at Stanley Clothing Co., and with with her husband, managed the former Greyhound Bus Station on Third Street in Chambersburg.

She attended King Street United Brethren Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Finkenbinder of Fort Ashby, W.Va., and Deborah Haverstock of Chambersburg; one son, E. Richard Weaver of Chambersburg; one sister, Sophia Fowler of Pikesville, Md.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Lincoln Cemetery. The Rev. Lester F. Stine will officiate.

The viewing will be private.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg.




Linda J. Wright, 61


MAY 7, 1943-APRIL 6, 2005

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Linda J. Wright, 61, of 4313 Dixie Ave., died of cancer Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at her home.

Born May 7, 1943, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ellene Geddes Forbes.

She was a 1961 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.

She was employed for 22 years with the law office of David W. Rahauser.

She was a Protestant.

She was a member of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 Ladies Auxiliary of Chambersburg.

She is survived by her husband, K. James Wright, whom she married Feb. 6, 1971; two sons, Michael A. Wright of Navarre, Fla., and Stephen A. Wright of New Tazwell, Tenn.; three brothers, Ray L. Forbes of Chambersburg, Arthur Forbes of Dillsburg, Pa., and James P. Forbes of Fayetteville, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg. The Rev. Alvin J. Hezlep will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd of Chambersburg, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




Norman A. Gamble, 84


JULY 17, 1920-APRIL 6, 2005

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Norman A. Gamble, 84, of Providence Place, and formerly of Concord, Pa., died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born July 17, 1920, he was the son of the late Herbert and Mary Erwin Gamble.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth M. Bair Gamble, in 2002.

He was a graduate of Dry Run (Pa.) High School.

He was employed as a transportation supervisor at Letterkenny Army Depot, retiring in 1974.

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

He was a member of Orrstown (Pa.) Lodge 262 F&AM and Detrich-Brechbill American Legion Post 612 of St. Thomas, Pa.

He is survived by two sons, Norman E. Gamble of Spring Run, Pa., and Gregory A. Gamble of Hagerstown; three sisters, Alice McMullen of Port Royal, Pa., Mary Bender of Spring Run, Pa., and Josephine Perdue of Harrisburg, Pa.; two brothers, Finley Gamble and Herbert Gamble, both of Concord, Pa.; and four grandsons.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Agett-Geisel Funeral Home in Dry Run. The Rev. Marlin Neil will officiate. Burial will be in Upper Path Valley Cemetery in Spring Run, with military honors by American Legion Post 232 Color Guard.

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




Samuel H. Crist Jr., 78


OCT. 5, 1926-APRIL 5, 2005

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Samuel H. Crist Jr., 78, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at his home.

Born Oct. 5, 1926, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Samuel H. Sr. and Marie Ford Crist.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladyce O. Creamer Crist.

He retired from Opequon Motors and City Hospital.

He was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Mosby of Martinsburg and Tammy Kanunaido of Wantage, N.J.; two stepdaughters, Pam Malatt of Martinsburg and Linda DeHaven of Inwood, W.Va.; one stepson, Bubby Riggs of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; two sisters, Jeanie Fells of York, Pa., and Jacquelyn Dixon of Martinsburg; two brothers, Herbert Johnson of Washington, D.C., and Charles Crist of Hawaii; 21 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sons, Michael Crist, Samuel Crist and Stephen Crist; one sister, Helena Mills; and one brother, William Crist.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church. The Rev. Hosea Hodges will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.




Thelma J. Eccard, 87


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