August 05, 2008

Betty Ella Hamilton, 66

Jan. 8, 1942-Aug. 1, 2008

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Betty Ella Hamilton, 66, 14172 Shelby Circle, Hagerstown, entered eternal life Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where she had been a patient for three weeks.

Betty was born on Jan. 8, 1942, in Paramount, Md., she was the daughter of the late George and Julia Winters Miller. Educated in Washington County public schools, Betty was a member of the first graduating class of North Hagerstown High School in 1959. She was a majorette and a member of the class of '59 reunion committee for the past 35 years.

Employed as a dental receptionist and assistant for 28 years, Betty worked for several doctors, including Richard Harrison, Lawrence Johns and John H. M. Stull II, where she retired in 2004. She also worked at Pangborn Corp. for 11 years in the international parts sales.


Since 1980, Betty was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, where she was active serving or chairing various committees. Prior to 1980, she was a member of Christ Reformed Church, Hagerstown, where she was very active including singing on choir.

Her hobbies were music, dancing, reading, crocheting and retirement. Betty was a member of the Washington County Hospital Auxiliary, American Legion Post 42 Auxiliary and the Elks National Foundation. She was also a member of the St. Patrick's Chorale Group for seven years

Betty is survived by her husband of 34 years, George W. Hamilton; Holly (her dachshund); godchildren, Erin Grossnickle Wadel, Chambersburg, Pa., and Jamie Grossnickle, Williamsport, Md.; brother, George Miller and his wife Joyce, Greencastle, Pa.; sister, Joan Semler and husband Bud, Sharpsburg, Md.; sister, Sue Hissong and husband Kevin, Greencastle, sister Mary Jane Bush and husband, Jeff, Hagerstown; brother-in-law, Richard Hamilton and his wife Audrey, Tallahassee, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Beatrice Andrews, Deloris Marshall, Barbara Hamilton, all of Hagerstown; brother-in-law, Wayne Hamilton and his wife Joyce, Hagerstown, and mother-in-law, Ida Hamilton, Hagerstown; six nieces; seven nephews; and numerous cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at a reception at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Music Fund, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Humane Society of Washington County, 10311 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are being made by Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

On line condolences are accepted at

Paul H. Carbaugh, 80

AUG. 11, 1927-AUG. 3, 2008

ORRSTOWN, Pa. - Paul H. Carbaugh, 80, of 12041 Mountain Road, Orrstown, departed this life Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at 6:40 a.m. in the Chambersburg Hospital. He had been in failing health for the past year and critically ill for the past three days.

Born Aug. 11, 1927, near Mercersburg, he was a son of the late Lloyd H. and Carrie Ricker Carbaugh.

Paul was a devoted husband of Hazel M. Foore Carbaugh for over 51 years. He was employed by the United States Government at Letterkenny Army Depot for 39 years, including a tour into Vietnam in 1968 for post war support. He retired in December of 1983. He served in the United States Army, where he received the WW II Victory Medal, being honorably discharged Sept. 25, 1947.

Paul enjoyed hunting deer, hiking in the woods, home maintenance, gardening or lawn care, and helping his family fix anything needing repairs or mending. He was devoted to his grandchildren and enjoyed attending any event they were participating in. He was a member of the Newburg Church of God and attended faithfully. Paul was a member of AARP, and the Loyal Order of the Moose, life member of the Mercersburg VFW Post 6241.

In addition to his wife, he will be sadly missed by his family, son, Steve and wife Jodi Straley Carbaugh, Shippensburg; one grandson, Matthew Carbaugh and wife Janelle; one granddaughter, Jessica Carbaugh; great-grandson, Landon and great-granddaughter Addison, all of Shippensburg. He is also survived by four brothers, Guy R., Raymond E., Lloyd L. and Leslie W. Carbaugh, all of Franklin County, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son; one brother John R. Carbaugh; and his stepmother, Cora E. Carbaugh

Services will be held Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Dunlap and the Rev. John Byers officiating. Burial will be in the Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Shippensburg VFW and American Legion posts. Viewing will be Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service Thursday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Paul's honor to one's favorite charity.

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