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Obituaries

May 30, 2008

Margaret E. Douglas, 89



JAN. 15, 1919-MAY 29, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Margaret E. "Peg" Douglas, 89, of 1288 Second Ave., died Thursday, May 29, 2008, at Harrisburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 15, 1919, in Fannettsburg, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Stinson Kelso.

Her husband, Morris E. Douglas, died in 1975.

She was a 1938 graduate of the former Lemasters High School.

She worked for more than 18 years in the dietary department of Franklin County Nursing Home, retiring in 1995.

She was a member of the former United Methodist Church in Markes, Pa.

She also was a member of Women of the Moose Chapter 1128, and the AARP, both in Chambersburg.

She is survived by five children, Robert Douglas of Fayetteville, Pa., Patsy Rosenberry of Chambersburg, Carolyn Ferry of Texas, Peggy Barnhart of St. Thomas, Pa., and Randy Douglas of Ft. Loudon, Pa.; seven granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren; nieces; and cousins.

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She was preceded in death by one son, John Douglas; one grandson; two brothers; and two sisters.

A graveside service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Norland Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Esborn will officiate. There will be no public viewing.

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




George M. Williams, 88



SEPT. 25, 1919-MAY 29, 2008

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - George Morgan "Jerry" Williams, 88, of Charles Town, died Thursday, May 29, 2008, at his home.

Born Sept. 25, 1919, in Oakland, Calif., he was the son of the late George Tancred Williams and Margaret Getzendanner Williams.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia "Jinks" Porterfield Williams, in 1998.

He was a 1938 graduate of Charles Town High School, attended Shepherd College and was a 1942 graduate of West Virginia University, where he received a degree in physics. He went to graduate school at the University of California in Los Angeles and received a master's degree in engineering management from George Washington University in 1965.

For 11 years, he taught physics and science at Thomas Edison High School in Fairfax County, Va.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force, during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He retired as a lieutenant colonel, after serving 27 years in the military.

He was a member of Zion Episcopal Church, where he served two terms on the vestry, was the treasurer and a member of the choir.

He was a member of Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71 of Charles Town, a former member and past president of Kiwanis Shenandoah Breakfast Club, a member of Henry Kyd Douglas Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans, General Adams Stephens Chapter Sons of the American Revolution and a former member of the Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) Cooking Club, among other organizations.

He is survived by two daughters, Margaret W. Crusan of Charles Town and Mollie G. Eastman of Weippe, Idaho; one son, George M. Williams of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; one sister, Jean W. Haun of Windsor, Calif.; and one brother, Henry C. Williams of Jacksonville, Fla.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edwin S. Williams and Rob R. Williams.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town. The Rev. Melanie McCarley will officiate.

Burial will be private.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to Zion Episcopal Church, 221 E. Washington St., Charles Town, WV 25414.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town.




Joseph C. Oxx, 63



NOV. 16, 1944-MAY 24, 2008

Joseph Charles Oxx, 63, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 24, 2008.

Born Nov. 16, 1944, in Providence, R.I., he was the son of the late Stanley Oxx and Bertha Kowaloski.

He is survived by four children, Frederick Wilding of Providence, Shana Oxx of Sayre, Pa., and Heidi Oxx and Bethany Oxx, both of Hagerstown; his former wife, Rose Moore of Hagerstown; one sibling, Shirley Wilding of Orlando, Fla.; one grandchild; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Leigh Oxx; and three brothers, Stanley Oxx, Eddie Oxx and David Oxx.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Church of God Universal in Hagerstown. Pastor Greg Tyler will officiate.




Lesley H. Cupp, 60



JUNE 6, 1947-MAY 29, 2008

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Lesley H. Cupp, 60, of Hedgesville, died Thursday, May 29, 2008, at his home.

Born June 6, 1947, in Keyser, W.Va., he was the son of the late Clarence H. and Matilda Cupp.

He was formerly employed as a commercial and residential contractor.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary P. Houck Cupp; one daughter, Misty D. Cupp of Hedgesville; one son, Lesley D. Cupp of Hedgesville; two sisters, Dorothy Bosley of Kearneysville, W.Va., and Nancy Edwards of Glengary, W.Va.; three brothers, June Airkire of Moorefield, W.Va., Joe Airkire of Romney, W.Va., and Jim Cupp of Inwood, W.Va.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Ritchie.

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