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Obituaries

April 28, 2007
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Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Eugene M. Cline will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.




Bruce E. Milburn Sr., 82



JUNE 19, 1924-APRIL 26, 2007

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Bruce Earl Milburn Sr., 82, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Born June 19, 1924, in Glengary, W.Va., he was the son of the late Trone A. Milburn and Sara E. Milburn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Marie Wilson Milburn.

He was a mechanic.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of Martinsburg VFW Post 896 and American Legion Post 14.

He is survived by three daughters, Judy M. Miller of Gerrardstown, W.Va., Mary E. Lineburg of Bunker Hill, W.Va., and Debra P. Creamer of Martinsburg; two sons, Roy R. Milburn of Martinsburg, and Bruce E. Milburn Jr. of Bunker Hill; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra F. Milburn; and two sisters, Lona McDaniel and Marjorie Sine.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor John R. Miller Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg, with military graveside services by the Martinsburg Combined Honor Guard.

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




Mary Alice Weller, 92



NOV. 7, 1914-APRIL 26, 2007

Mary Alice Weller, 92, of Windsor Drive, Hagerstown died on Thursday, April 26th, 2007 at her home.

Born November 7, 1914 in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late David L. and Alice Deatrich Horst. She was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin E. Weller who died in 1981.

After graduating from Hagerstown High School in 1931 she graduated as a certified teacher from Towson Normal School in 1934. She began her teaching career at Pleasant Valley Elementary School, a one-room school on the Foxville Road near Smithsburg. She continued teaching in Washington County while raising her family in Maugansville.

She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Hagerstown where she served as Sunday School Superintendent of the Beginners and Primary Departments. She also enjoyed working with the Maugansville Ruritanettes and was a member of the Funkstown Homemakers for many years.

Mrs. Weller is survived by a son, Benjamin D. Weller of Sherborn, MA, daughters, Ann O'Brien of North Andover MA, Rebecca Forrester of Baldwin, MD, and Alice Leishure of Reistertown, MD; six grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.

Services will be Monday, April 30th, at 11:00 AM at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. Hagerstown.

Visitation will be Sunday, from 6-8 PM. and one hour prior to the service at Rest Haven

Memorials may be sent to: Maugansville Ruritan Club P.O. Box 44 Maugansville, MD 21767.




Charles A. Wroe, 65



JUNE 28, 1941-APRIL 25, 2007

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Charles Arthur "Petie" Wroe, 65, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, April 25, 2007, as the result of an accident.

Born June 28, 1941, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Arthur Bruce Wroe and Katherine Miller Wroe.

He was employed by ESSROC for more than 40 years.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judy Myers Wroe; one daughter, Kelly Wroe of Martinsburg; one son, Kevin M. Wroe of Martinsburg; two sisters, Brenda Wroe and Marcia Wroe; and one granddaughter.

A memorial service will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Arden United Methodist Church. The Rev. Sharon K. Bourgeois will officiate.

Graveside services with military honors will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




Ralph J. Proctor, 85



AUG. 19, 1921-APRIL 26, 2007

BROWNSVILLE - Ralph Junior "Red" Proctor, 85, of Brownsville, Md., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 26, 2007, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 19, 1921, in Weverton, Md., Red was the son of the late Ralph A. and Elizabeth Barger Proctor.

He attended Weverton Elementary School and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1941. Red was an avid baseball player from his youth into his early adult years. Although his baseball playing was interrupted by World War II, he returned to playing in 1945 and through this activity met his future wife.

Red worked as an aircraft sheet metal mechanic at Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown for 20 years and at the U.S. Naval Air Facility at Andrews Air Force Base for 17 years.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy. He was stationed in Trinidad for two years.

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