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Obituaries

June 12, 2006

William O. Bowers, 56


APRIL 1, 1950-JUNE 9, 2006

William Overton Bowers, 56, of 1123 Moller Ave., Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, June 9, 2006, at his home.

Born Saturday, April 1, 1950, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late William H. Bowers and the late Elwyn Overton Bowers.

He was a graduate of South Hagerstown High School, and owner and operator of B&B Auto Service Center, retiring in 2003.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, the second tour with Special Forces MAC V S.O.G., where he later received the Bronze Star.

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He was also a member of VFW Post 14000.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Ellen Bertha Bowers; son, Aaron Cecil Smith and wife, Billie Joe, of Hagerstown; granddaughter, Haile Catharine Smith of Hagerstown; and two grandsons, Cecil Aaron Smith of Hagerstown and Jacob William Smith of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Ann Wishard.

Services will be Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. from Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 14.

Interment will be private with the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.




Myrtle M. Earley, 84


JUNE 28, 1921-JUNE 10, 2006

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Myrtle M. Earley, 84, formerly of 221 E. King St., died Saturday, June 10, 2006, at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born June 28, 1921, in Kaisiesville, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Emmert V. and Rose Rubeck Bowers.

Her husband, Robert M. "Bud" Earley, died in 1989.

She retired from the former Tracey Fashions in Chambersburg, where she worked as a seamstress.

She was a member of Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46 Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by two sisters, Betty Blair of Clear Spring and Jean Johnson of Hancock; one brother, Harold Bowers of Mercersburg, Pa.; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by seven sisters, Hazel, Mildred, Florence, Lottie, Grace, Tony and Edna; and three brothers, Allen, Grover and Sam.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. Burial will follow in Lincoln Cemetery.

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




Alverta I. Pine, 83


JAN. 6, 1923-JUNE 10, 2006

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Alverta I. Pine, 83, died Saturday, June 10, 2006, at her home.

Born Jan. 6, 1923, in Sylvan, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Remick and Nelia Keefer Ambrose.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Pine Jr. They were married in July 1941.

She was a housewife and homemaker.

She attended Greencastle Church of God.

She is survived by three daughters, Bonita Laughlin of Greencastle, Dolly Shives of Hancock and Carolyn Kaiser-Wertner of St. Thomas, Pa.; one sister, Geraldine Binghman of Greencastle; one brother, Russell Ambrose of Chambersburg, Pa.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren,

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Drucilla Zemeyer; one son, John A. Pine; and one brother, Roy Ambrose.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg, Pa. Burial will be in Union Cemetery with the Rev. Floyd Meyers officiating.

Friends may call Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd/Lutheran Home Care, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.




David A. Dodson, 45


AUG. 4, 1960-JUNE 10, 2006

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - David A. (Tony) Dodson, 45, of Middletown, passed away at home on Saturday, June 10.

He was the husband of Leigh Groff Dodson.

Born in Frederick on Aug. 4, 1960, he was the son of Charles J. Dodson of Fairplay, Md., and the late Sarah L. (Sally) Mehaffie.

A well-known Frederick businessman who spent his entire life in the glass industry, he started out as a teenager working for different glass shops in Frederick and Montgomery counties. In 1981, after being vice president of Dodson's Curved Glass, Inc. since 1979, he purchased the remaining shares and became sole owner. Later that same year, he also purchased Frederick Glass Shop, Inc. Under his leadership and guidance, this company continues to grow. In April 2004, he expanded the company by opening a second location in Hagerstown, Md.

An avid "thrill seeker," he loved all types of motor sports: boating, jet skiing, snowmobiling, motorcycling and racing. His greatest passion was building and restoring street rods. One of his cars was finalist in the top 10 "Hot Rod of the Year" for 2005, voted on by the Goodguys Association of California, of which he was a member.

He and his wife enjoyed spending time with friends and family at their home in Ocean City, vacationing all over and attending various car shows throughout the year.

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