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Obituaries

May 22, 2006

J.D. Taylor Sr., 78


APRIL 16, 1928-MAY 20, 2006

J.D. Taylor Sr., 78, of Hagerstown, Md., beloved husband, father and grandfather, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 20, 2006.

Born April 16, 1928, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Carl V. Taylor and Leona L. (Thomas) Taylor.

During World War II, he served in Germany with the United States Army.

He retired from Roadway Express in 1983 after 22 years of service.

He was a member of St. James Brethren Church in St. James.

He enjoyed spending time in his garden, growing vegetables to share with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret (Sipes) Taylor; nine children, J.D. Taylor Jr. of Sharpsburg, Md., Sharon Glover of Sturgis, Mich., Clifford (Doc) Taylor of Waynesboro, Pa., M. Diane Armstrong of Shady Grove, Pa., Carl Taylor of Crofton, Md., Brenda Kelbaugh of Boonsboro, Md., and Linda Shanholtz, Nina Penn and Rachel Mentzer, all of Hagerstown; one brother, Luther Taylor of Hagerstown; 25 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by one sister, four bothers, two sons-in-law and six grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road, St. James, Md. The Rev. Brian H. Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, and from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Brethren Church.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road, St. James, MD 21781.

His goal in life was to see all of his family in heaven one day.




Ethel M. Smith, 91


MAY 27, 1914-MAY 19, 2006

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Ethel M. Smith, 91, formerly of Brindle Terrace, died Friday, May 19, 2006, at ManorCare Health Services in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born May 27, 1914, in Markes, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William and Susan Sword Hornbaker.

Her husband, Harry W. Smith, died March 24, 1985.

She was a former employee of the former Mercersburg Dress Factory.

She was a member of Mercersburg Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by one sister, Carrie E. Keefer of Mercersburg; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Clopper and Mary Myers; and two brothers, William Hornbaker and Lester Hornbaker.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg. The Rev. Rodger D. Murray will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg.




Patricia A. Ways, 60


AUG. 31, 1945-MAY 20, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Patricia Ann Ways, 60, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, May 20, 2006, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Aug. 31, 1945, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of Dorothy Brandenburg Canby of Martinsburg and the late Elmer Canby.

She was a 1963 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

She was employed by the IRS.

She was a member of Chapter 738, Women of the Moose.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Terry L. Ways; one son, Matthew L. Ways, at home; and two brothers, Ronald Canby of Inwood, W.Va., and Steven Canby of Martinsburg.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Amber R. Ways, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Brandenburg.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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




George W. Roach Jr., 85


AUG. 6, 1920-MAY 20, 2006

George William Roach Jr., 85, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 20, 2006, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 6, 1920, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late George William Sr. and Ella Hunsberger Roach.

His wife of 56 years, Louise Mary Ruttkay Roach, died Aug. 6, 2003.

He graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1939.

He retired in 1980 from the City of Hagerstown Light Department with more than 42 years of service.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer in the 5th Naval Construction Battalion Company B of the 5th Platoon during World War II.

He was a member of BPOE Lodge 378, 5th Construction Battalion SeaBees Association and Morris Frock Post 42 of the American Legion, all of Hagerstown.

He is survived by two daughters, Deborah A. Mangiapane of Frederick, Md., and Janet M. Grossnickle of Wrightsville, Pa.; one son, David A. Roach of Hagerstown; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary J. Lackey and Rowena R. Gostisha.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Henry Hunsberger will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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