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June 30, 2008

Ira D. Chambers Jr., 66

OCT. 13, 1941-JUNE 28, 2008

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Ira D. "Sarge" Chambers Jr., 66, of 12460 Polktown Road, died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at his home. His death was unexpected and attributed to natural causes.

Born Oct. 13, 1941, in Narrows, Va., he was the son of the late Ira D. Sr. and Helen B. Blankenship Chambers.

He was a 1960 graduate of Narrows High School.

He served in the U.S. Army in Germany, Alaska and Hawaii, and completed two tours in Taiwan. He retired in 1984 as a master sergeant following 24 years of service.


He is survived by one sister, Gwendolyn E. Dalton of Woodbridge, Va.; one brother, Phillip W. Chambers of Waynesboro; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a former wife, Darlene L. Hinsley Chambers, and one brother, William N. Chambers.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The Rev. Stuart Troutman will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, with military graveside honors conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg, Pa.

There will be no public viewing. However, the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Donald S. Noland, 84

DEC. 1, 1923-JUNE 29, 2008

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Donald S. Noland, 84, of Charles Town, died Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Dec. 1, 1923, in Bolivar, W.Va., he was the son of the late Roy Bernard and Nellie Snyder Noland.

His wife of 50 years, Ida Mary Hill Noland, died March 6, 1994.

He was a 1941 graduate of Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) High School.

He owned and operated Merchant-Noland Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Co. Inc. in Charles Town for 20 years.

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

He was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Charles Town, where he served as a trustee.

He was a former Charles Town Council member, past president of Charles Town Lions Club, Charles Town Little League coach, a member of Citizens Fire Co. and Sleepy Hollow Golf Club.

He is survived by three sons, Donald N. Noland and Dewey B. Noland, both of Charles Town, and Daniel L. Noland of Middleway, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles B. Noland.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Charles Town. The Rev. Constantine Havir and Pastor Richard E. Neal will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Bolivar.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403; or to St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 119 S. Seminary St., Charles Town, WV 25414.

Warren S. Lapp, 53

FEB. 20, 1955-JUNE 28, 2008

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Warren Sylvester Lapp, 53, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at his home.

Born Feb. 20, 1955, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Dr. Herbert Walter and Lorraine Traenkle Lapp.

He was a graduate of Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City, Md.

He retired from truck driving due to disability.

He was an Episcopalian.

He is survived by two nephews, Trevor A. Lapp of Berkeley Springs and Jason B. Lapp of Lusby, Md.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Glen P. Lapp and Brian J. Lapp.

Private services and burial will be held in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 180 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.

Vallie Dennis, 99

APRIL 13, 1909-JUNE 28, 2008

Vallie Dennis, 99, a resident of Broadmore Assisted Living, Hagerstown, and formerly of Leitersburg, died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born April 13, 1909, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James W. and Maggie E. Clark Kesecker.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy L. Michael, and her second husband, Russell Franklin Dennis, in 1998.

She was previously employed by Fairchild Aircraft.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church Leitersburg.

She is survived by one daughter, V. Delores Dennis Cole of Marlowe, W.Va.; three sons, Lowell C. Michael of Clearville, Pa., and Aaron C. Michael and Leon L. Michael, both of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Terry Culler will officiate. Burial will be in Spohr's Crossroad Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Leitersburg, 21513 Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Esther A. Yeager, 70

JUNE 30, 1937-JUNE 28, 2008

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