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June 03, 2006

Mary T. Smith, 80

JUNE 18, 1925-MAY 31, 2006

KNOXVILLE, Md. - Mary Thelma Virginia Smith, 80, of 3302 Carlisle Drive in Knoxville, Md., went to be with Jesus Christ on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at her home.

Born June 18, 1925, in Trego, Md., Mary was the daughter of the late Elmer Harrison and Nellie Isadore Jackson Smith.

She had retired from Marriott Corporation in Rockville, Md.

Mary was a member of Gapland Christian Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Roxanne L. Brumfield Thompson and husband, Jim, of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Autumn D. Welch and husband, Jim, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Triana L. Bristle and husband, Shawn, of Virginia Beach, Va., Jam L. Thompson of Knoxville, LaCretia R. Thompson of Thurmont, Md., and James B.B. Thompson II of Knoxville; three great-grandchildren, Alexia Keller and Kiernan Welch, both of North Ridgeville, and Haeleigh Thompson of Thurmont; special nieces and nephew, Patty Shoemaker, Patsy Sanger and Gary Smith; and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.


Mary was preceded in death by five sisters, Helen J. Perkins, Emma F. Perkins, Marie Smith, Gladys M. Stottlemyer and Daisy C. Moloney; and seven brothers, Leonard Smith, Samuel Smith, Kenneth Smith, Leo Smith, Chester Smith, Donald Smith and Hubert Smith.

Home-going services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro. The Rev. Jimmy Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Samples Manor Cemetery near Sharpsburg.

The family received friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations to assist the family may be made to Roxanne L. Thompson, 3302 Carlisle Drive, Knoxville, MD 21758.

Gladys J. Ott, 93

MAY 17, 1913-JUNE 1, 2006

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Gladys J. Ott, 93, of Charles Town, died Thursday, June 1, 2006, at her home.

Born May 17, 1913, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Edward Lee Turner and Margaret Viands Turner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Ott, in 1968.

She had been a seasonal employee of Musselman Fruit Products Co. in Inwood, W.Va., for 25 years.

She was a member of Mannings Assembly of God Church in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., where she had taught Sunday school.

She is survived by three daughters, June Smallwood and Dolores Wilt, both of Charles Town, and Jeannette Heskett of Tuscawilla Hills in Charles Town; two sons, Wayne Ott of Tuscawilla Hills, and Keith Ott of Charles Town; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Grace LaRue and Ella Painter; and three brothers, Robert Turner, Nelson Turner and Guilford P. Turner.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Revs. James Boyce and B.G. Turner will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg, W.Va.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Mannings Assembly of God Church, 19182 Charles Town Road, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 or Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Harold M. Zimmerman

Due to a source's error, the obituary in Friday's Morning Herald for Harold M. Zimmerman omitted information.

He was preceded in death by one half sister, Jane Feigley; and two half brothers, Harry R. Zimmerman and Lloyd Zimmerman.

John B. Mateer

-MAY 28, 2006

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - John Burns Mateer, of Hedgesville, died Sunday, May 28, 2006.

He was born in Altoona, Pa.

He attended U.S. Army preparatory school, USMA and International School of Trade.

He worked at Westinghouse in New York City and Baltimore, retiring after 25 years.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Annette.

A memorial service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Hedges Chapel at The Woods Resort.

Burial will be in Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery at a later date.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to National Parkinson Foundation Inc., Mary Ann Sprinkle, Director of Development, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Beulah M. Minnich, 87

-MAY 31, 2006

ANNISTON, Ala. - Beulah May Minnich, 87, of Anniston, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at the Jacksonville (Ala.) Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was the daughter of the late George Washington Matthew Tracy and Bessie Mary Francis Hose Tracy.

She is survived by two daughters, Bessie M. Caldwell of Clarksville, Tenn., and Betty M. Sharer of Anniston; two sons, Charles E. Mulligan Jr. of Hagerstown, and George D. Mulligan of Martinsburg, W.Va.; four brothers, Raymond Tracy, George C. Tracy and Howard W. Reibeck, all of Hagerstown, and Roger E. Tracy of Weirsdale, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Eleonore K. Abeln, 91

-MAY 31, 2006

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