Obitituaries for 6/27

June 27, 2005

Sharon E. Bayer, 54

SEPT. 7, 1950-JUNE 25, 2005

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Sharon Elizabeth Bayer, 54, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, June 25, 2005, at City Hospital.

Born Sept. 7, 1950, in Arlington County, Va., she was the daughter of Melvin Ernest and Brenda Cornwell of Manassas, Va., and the late June Virginia James Cornwell Brown.

In addition to her father and stepmother, she is survived by her husband, Charles "Buzz" Bayer Jr.; four children, Misty D. Hess, Zachary E. Bailey, Kerry Bayer-Cole and Charles Bayer III, all of Martinsburg; brothers and sisters, Melvin Cornwell, Steven Cornwell, Kimberly Whitt, Timothy Cornwell, Renee Turner, Tina Maloy and Michael Brown; one grandchild; aunts; uncles; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Larry C. Strobridge.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church. The Rev. Al Clipp will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.


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

Robert L. Sellers, 80

-JUNE 25, 2005

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Robert L. "Bob" Sellers, 80, 1204 Woodstock Road, died Saturday, June 25, 2005, in Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Annalee Carmack Sellers; one daughter, Diane J. Christman; one son, Larry R. Sellers; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 159 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or to Frances Leiter Center, 539 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by the Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Melvin O. Little, 100

JUNE 23, 1905-JUNE 24, 2005

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Melvin O. Little, 100, of Franklin County Nursing Home, died Friday, June 24, 2005, at the home.

Born June 23, 1905, in Bonneauville, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry D. and D. Maude McIntire Little.

His wife, Celestia E. George Little, died Sept. 6, 1994.

He attended Adams County and Waynesboro schools, and graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1925.

He last was employed at Bob and Mickey's Department Store in Mercersburg, Pa., from where he retired in 1980.

During World War II, he was an air raid warden and later became Civil Defense Director of Straban Township, Pa., and a staff sergeant in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

He was a member of St. John's U.C.C., joined Trinity Reformed Church in 1920, and was a member of the consistory, teacher, superintendent of Sunday schools and Boy Scout master at the Gettysburg (Pa.) Church.

He was a Gettysburg Battlefield guide for many years.

He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Courtney Mys will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Pearl V. Ebersole, 93

SEPT. 4, 1911-JUNE 26, 2005

Pearl V. Ebersole, 93, a resident of the Mennonite Home, Hagerstown, and a former resident of Maugansville, died Sunday, June 26, 2005 at the home.

Born Sept. 4, 1911, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Christian S. and Minnie Elizabeth Martin Ebersole.

She had worked at the original Martin's Food Market on Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown.

She was a member of Millers Mennonite Church near Leitersburg.

She is survived by 17 nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews. She was the last of her immediate family.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Ebersole and Naomi Williams, and four brothers, Paul Ebersole, Clarence Ebersole, Leonard Ebersole and Harold Ebersole.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from Millers Mennonite Church near Leitersburg. Millers Mennonite Church Ministry will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Millers Mennonite Church Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour before the services Wednesday.

The family requests that flowers be omitted. Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home in Greencastle, Pa.

Helen M. Brunner, 62

JAN. 29, 1943-JUNE 26, 2005

SMITHSBURG - Helen Marie Brunner, 62, of Wolfsville Road, died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at her home.

Born Jan. 29, 1943, in Wolfsville, she was the daughter of the late Harry F. and Naomi B. Bare Kline.

She attended Middletown (Md.) High School.

She was employed by Hanover Shoe Company, Middletown, for 22 years.

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

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Kenneth J. Brunner; one sister, Wilma C. Willis of Wolfsville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce F. Mountain, and one brother, Charles Besore.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery, Wolfsville. Pastor David Howell will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

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