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Obituaries

June 20, 2006

H. Jack Merrill, 69


-JUNE 17, 2006

KEMPTON, Pa. - H. Jack Merrill, 69, of Kempton, died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at his home.

Born in South Paris, Maine, he was the son of the late Henry and Mabelle Slattery Merrill.

He was a 1956 graduate of South Paris High School and attended the University of Maine, Orono, Maine.

He was employed for 43 years at Garden State Tanning of Fleetwood before retiring in 2002.

He was the husband of Susan L. Schaeffer Merrill.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gallman-Sonoski Funeral Home, Temple, Pa. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2166 S. 12th St., Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18103.

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Rex W. Davison, 88


DEC. 5, 1917-JUNE 17, 2006

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Rex Wesley Davison, 88, of Shepherdstown, died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at his home.

Born Dec. 5, 1917, in Lincoln, Kan., he was the son of the late Newton and Harriett Gould Davison.

He retired from the Social Security Administration, where he worked in the Disability Claims Division.

He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, having served in Burma during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Louise Davison; one daughter, Carol Davison of Gwynn Oak, Md.; two sons, Alan Davison of Owings Mills, Md., and Brian Davison of Catonsville, Md., all from his first marriage to Lola Davison; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Randall Tremba will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401; or to Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 268, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.




Kenneth L. Hanlin, 80


APRIL 4, 1926-JUNE 18, 2006

Kenneth Leon Hanlin, 80, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, in Hagerstown.

Born April 4, 1926, in Gormania, W.Va., he was the son of the late Thomas G. and Edna Shaffer Hanlin.

He graduated from Marshall College in Huntington, W.Va.

He was a senior engineer for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with Goddard Space Flight Center in Beltsville, Md.

He was a veteran of World War II.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Petersburg, W.Va.

He is survived by one sister, Norma B. Hite of Murrysville, Pa.; four brothers, W. Delbert Hanlin of Martinsburg, W.Va., Lloyd W. Hanlin of Hagerstown, Glenn L. Hanlin of Lima, Ohio, and Thomas G. Hanlin II of Alexandria, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. The Rev. Larry M. Cantu will officiate. Burial will be in Sites Cemetery, Dorcas, W.Va., with military graveside services conducted by Combined Veteran Organizations of Grant County and the JROTC.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.




Craig A. McNair, 32


MARCH 15, 1974-JUNE 15, 2006

Craig A. McNair, 32, of 321 N. Locust St., Apt. 1, Hagerstown, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 15, 2006, in Hagerstown.

Born March 15, 1974, he was a son of Deborah Raudabaugh Netz of Warfordsburg, Pa., and Charles McNair II of Chambersburg, Pa.

He was a graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.

He was employed with Snyder's Amusements out of Chambersburg.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Heather West McNair, whom he married Jan. 19, 2002; one daughter, Christina M. McNair; two sisters, Shauna Lopez of Hagerstown and Tiffaney Smith of Baltimore; maternal grandmother, Audrey Bowers; one stepdaughter, Michelle L. Reger of Hagerstown; two aunts; and his stepfather, Luther E. Netz of Warfordsburg.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Chad McNair.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA, 919 Walnut St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5237.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.




Elmer L. Perkins, 74


JULY 17, 1931-JUNE 18, 2006

BOONSBORO - Elmer Lester Perkins, 74, of Boonsboro, and formerly of 2021 Rumsey Terrace, Martinsburg, W.Va., died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 17, 1931, in Washington County, he was the son of the late William Lester and Emma Frances Smith Perkins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Madeline Perkins, on June 24, 2003.

He retired from Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Willowbrook Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

He is survived by five sons, Edward L. Perkins of Martinsburg, David A. Perkins and Brandon Perkins, both of Boonsboro, Anthony R. Perkins of Semferpol, Ukraine, and Kevin L. Perkins of Elkton, Va.; two sisters, Pattie Shoemaker of Rohrersville and Patsy Sanger of Knoxville; two brothers, Lawrence Danner of Hagerstown and Chester Stottlemyer of Frederick, Md.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas E. Perkins.

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