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Obituaries

April 17, 2007

Gail L. Lutz, 70



APRIL 29, 1936-APRIL 16, 2007

FUNKSTOWN - Gail Lenore Lutz, 70, of Funkstown, died Monday, April 16, 2007, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 29, 1936, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Frank T. and Gertrude A. Brady Lutz.

She was a graduate of Shepherd College.

She was the former owner of L&L Enterprises.

She was a member of New Beginnings Christian Church.

She is survived by one niece, Shawn Lutz of Tampa Bay, Fla.; one nephew, Thomas Lutz of Jewett City, Conn.; and two great nieces.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne T. Lutz.

Memorial services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. The Rev. George Snyder will officiate.

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There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.




Wilma L. Hoover, 76



MARCH 10, 1931-APRIL 15, 2007

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Wilma Lee "Dutch" Hoover, 76, of 161 Ditto Farms Drive, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 10, 1931, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence W. McGowan and Mearl R. Godlove McGowan Williams.

She retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service.

She attended Downsville Christian Church.

She was a member of American Legion Post 42.

She is survived by one sister, Lucille Keyser of Hagerstown; three brothers, Lawrence McGowan of Falling Waters, Paul McGowan of Hagerstown, and Bernard Williams of Tennessee; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Richard Williams; and two brothers, Carl McGowan and Railey Williams.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Craig Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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




Pearl F. Brown, 97



JUNE 14, 1909 - APRIL 14, 2007

SMITHSBURG- Pearl Frey Brown, 97, of Greensburg Road, Smithsburg, died Saturday, April 14, 2007, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born June 14, 1909, in Greensburg, Md., she was the daughter of the late Archie E. and Margaret C. Stouffer Frey.

She attended Greensburg area schools.

She was employed with Gardenhour Orchards, Smithsburg.

She attended Welty Church of the Brethren and Ringgold Church of Christ.

She is survived by one daughter, Joyce E. Stevenson of Waynesboro, Pa; two sons, Lester Brown Jr. of Smithsburg and Don E. Brown of Boonsboro; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; three nieces; and cousins.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Gerald R. Brown; one daughter, Betty Rohrer; two sisters, Mary Frey and Cora Himes; and two brothers, Clarence Frey and Ira Frey.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, with Pastor Mike Manthos officiating.

Burial will be in Welty Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Welty Church of the Brethren, 13465 Greensburg Road, Smithsburg MD 21783, or to the charity of one's choice.




Jane E. Rhodes, 88



AUG. 2, 1918-APRIL 14, 2007

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Jane E. Rhodes, 88, of Shook Home, died Saturday, April 14, 2007, in the home.

Born Aug. 2, 1918, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Grace Remmel Englerth.

A member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg, she taught Christian education at both the church and Scotland School for Veterans Children, Scotland, Pa.

She was a member of the Women's Council of Catholic Women, a former Brownie leader in Girl Scouts, a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, a member of Kittochtinny Historical Society; and served as docent at the Old Jail Museum.

Her husband, Frank C. Rhodes, died Oct. 2, 2004.

She is survived by three daughters, Christine R. Butler of Chambersburg; Carroll J. Rhodes of Bellefonte, Pa.; and Catherine E. Shadle of Chambersburg; one sister, Catherine Karper of Chambersburg; six granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father James R. O'Brien as celebrant. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home Inc.

Memorial donations may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg PA 17201.




Edna R. Jackson, 91



NOV. 19, 1915-APRIL 13, 2007

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Edna Ruth Jackson, 91, of Martinsburg, died Friday, April 13, 2007, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Nov. 19, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Ordel B. and Katie Cushwa Hinton.

Her husband, Edward B. "Ned" Jackson, preceded her in death.

She worked for 28 years at the Sally Shop in Martinsburg.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by one sister, Gladys Yurish of Martinsburg; nieces and nephews.

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