Obituaries (published May 19, 2008)

May 19, 2008

Helen E. Carter, 87

JULY 10, 1920-MAY 17, 2008

BRUNSWICK, Md. -- Helen Elizabeth Carter, 87, of Brunswick, died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Jesse "Ellig" Carter.

Born July 10, 1920, in Lovettsville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Irvy C.A. Cooper and Rebbie I. Riley Cooper.

She was a seamstress with Hartz Sewing Factory in Brunswick and Frederick.

She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, Brunswick.

She is survived by one son, Gary L. Carter of Brunswick; three grandchildren, Jamilyn L. Hawes of Frederick, Renee Pyles of Hagerstown and Wesley A. Carter of Middletown, Md.; one great-grandson; and one stepgreat-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one son, Ronald E. Carter.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick. The Revs. Vicky Starnes and Noni Sigler will officiate. Burial will be in Old Brethren Cemetery, Brownsville, Md.


The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Brunswick Ambulance Co., 200 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD 21716; or to Brunswick Fire Co., P.O. Box 156, Brunswick, MD 21716.

Harold E. Severance, 85

APRIL 9, 1923-MAY 17, 2008

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- Harold Edwin Severance, 85, of Hedgesville, and formerly of High Bridge, N.J., died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at City Hospital.

Born April 9, 1923, he was the son of the late William Severance and Bertha Gardner Severance.

He was a graduate of SUNY, Canton, N.Y.

He retired from Union Carbide in Flemington, N.J.

He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, serving in World War II.

He was a ham radio operator, Boy Scout leader, Civil Defense director, a member of High Bridge Rescue Squad and Military Affiliate Radio System during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rhoda A. Newberry Severance; one daughter, Lynn H. Jones of Merritt Island, Fla.; one son, David L. Severance of High Bridge; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lloyd, Clyde and Eugene Severance.

Memorial services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va. The Rev. William C. Crowe will officiate. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hedgesville Fire and Rescue Department Building Fund, P.O. Box 135, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

Derek A. Fowler, 25

NOV. 18, 1982-MAY 17, 2008

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- Derek Allen Fowler, 25, of Hedgesville, died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at his home.

Born Nov. 18, 1982, he was the son of Carolyn Myers Miller and stepfather Douglas Miller, and the late Robert A. Fowler.

He was a graduate of Hedgesville High School.

He was a welder with Aggregate Industries-Millville Quarry.

In addition to his mother and stepfather, he is survived by one son, Garrett Fowler of Hedgesville; one sister, Alisha Fowler of Inwood, W.Va.; one half sister, Hannah Fowler of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and one stepsister, Amanda Clark of Martinsburg.

Private services will be held at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

JoAnn P. Colflesh, 69

OCT. 21, 1938-MAY 11, 2008

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- JoAnn P. Wagner Colflesh, 69, of 10425 Fish and Game Road, died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at her home.

Born Oct. 21, 1938, in Lebanon, Pa., she was the daughter of the late J. Oscar and Pauline Kasper Wagner.

She was employed as an inspector for Fairfield (Pa.) Graphics.

She was a member of Rouzerville (Pa.) United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Thomas W. Colflesh; one son, Dennis Deeter of Hegins, Pa.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Allen Deeter, and one brother, J. Oscar Wagner.

Memorial services will be Sunday, May 25, at 2 p.m. at Rouzerville Church of the Brethren. Pastor Heather Hughes will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mauritius Cemetery, Ashland, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Franklin & Fulton County Unit, 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Orlando Stone, 78

JULY 8, 1929-MAY 16, 2008

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. -- Orlando "Stoney" Stone, 78, of 6937 Fairway Oaks, died Friday, May 16, 2008, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born July 8, 1929, in Fall River, Mass., he was the son of the late Daciano and Maria I. Miranda Stone.

He graduated from B.M.C. Durfee High School, Fall River, and attended George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

He worked for the Army Map Service of the Defense Department from 1952 until his retirement in 1998. He was a relief map maker (cartographer) and was on the team that made the first relief maps for the Apollo Moon Missions.

He served with the U.S. Air Force from 1948 to 1952.

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