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April 22, 2006
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He was preceded in death by one son, John E. Bock; and three sisters, Beatrice Grove, Elizabeth Jeffers and Roberta Cashman.

Services were held Wednesday at Ruck Funeral Home, Baltimore.

Kenneth E. McSwain, 95

JUNE 23, 1910-MARCH 11, 2006

POCAHONTAS, Ark. - Kenneth Esta McSwain, 95, of Pocahontas, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at a Pocahontas nursing home and rehabilitation center.

Born June 23, 1910, he was the son of the late John T. and Lillie Lawson McSwain.

He worked for Craig Paving for 38 years making blacktop.

He was a member of Church of God Universal in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eeva Alvis McSwain; two daughters, Jean Madden of Little Rock, Ark., and Jan Brawner of Pocahontas; one brother, Kerman McSwain of Seymour; three granddaughters; two grandsons; and six great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Glennard.

Services were held Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo. Jason Stamper officiated. Burial was in Thornfield (Mo.) Cemetery.

Casimira Wrvasek, 84

JAN. 8, 1922-APRIL 18, 2006

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Casimira Wrvasek, 84, of 10058 South Mountain Road, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at South Mountain Restoration Center.

Born Jan. 8, 1922, in Biesiec, Poland, she was the daughter of Wincenty and Jozefa (Kowalczyk) Wrzosek.

She was of the Roman Catholic faith.

She is survived by one cousin, Janina Pietrasik of Warsaw, Poland.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Peace Chapel at South Mountain Restoration Center with Father Joseph Caroline officiating. Private burial will be in St. Andrews Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday one half-hour prior to Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to Auxiliary at South Mountain Restoration Center, 10058 South Mountain Road, South Mountain PA 17261.

Gladys V. Hite, 81

DEC. 6, 1924-APRIL 21, 2006

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Gladys Viola Hite, 81, of Hedgesville, died Friday, April 21, 2006.

Born Dec. 6, 1924, in Delray, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Cora Bean Lee.

She was a member of Hedgesville United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

She formerly was employed at Interwoven Mill.

She was a member of Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Paul Sperow Hite; five children, Calvin F. Hite of Beckley, W.Va., Janet K. Mora, Curtis L. Hite and Lisa F. Shane, all of Hedgesville, and Regina D. Divozzo of Round Lake, Ill.; two sisters, Ethel Runkles of Hedgesville, and Eula Lupton of Delray; one brother, Howard Lee of Delray; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lena Hazy.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va. The Rev. Terri S. Cofiell will officiate. Burial will be in Hedgesville Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hedgesville Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 380, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

Margaret E. Starliper, 92

AUG. 21, 1913-APRIL 20, 2006

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Margaret E. Starliper, 92, a resident of Manorcare Health Services, and formerly of 1211 S. Main St., died Thursday, April 20, 2006, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 21, 1913, in Cove Gap, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John S. and Margaret R. "Bertha" Houpt Hays.

Her husband, Walter W. Starliper, died in 1983.

She was employed at various sewing factories in Franklin County.

She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

She formerly was active with the Franklin County ARC.

She is survived by three children, Alma D. Foreman and Judith K. Starliper, both of Chambersburg, and James R. Starliper of Marion, Pa.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Nora Fritz; two brothers, the Rev. Edward Hays and Percy Hays; and one grandson.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Thomas H. Sanagorski will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Nina L. Lawson, 63

JUNE 25, 1942-APRIL 21, 2006

BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, Md. - Nina Lee Lawson, 63, of Braddock Heights, died Friday, April 21, 2006, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital.

Born June 25, 1942, in Brunswick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Paul M. and Margaret Dunn Moss.

She was a 1961 graduate of Brunswick High School and a graduate of Martinsburg (W.Va.) Beauty School.

She was a beautician with Ivan's Beauty Shop in Brunswick.

She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Brunswick.

She was a member and past grand chief of Mountain City Temple 14 of the Pythian Sisters of Frederick; and Loyal Order of Moose Chapter 660 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136, both of Brunswick.

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