August 14, 2008

Helen M. Burner, 84

JUNE 13, 1924-AUG. 12, 2008

Helen Madalene Burner, 84, of 750 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at Golden Living Center.

Born June 13, 1924, in Bridgeport, Md., she was the daughter of the late Eric Seth Moser and Edna Ellen Marshall Moser.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Lawson Burner, in 1980.

She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, where she was a member of Journey in Faith Sunday School Class and served as bulletin coordinator.

She is survived by one daughter, Judy A. Maugans of Sharpsburg; one niece; one nephew; two grandnieces; and one grandnephew.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Elwood M. Moser.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home in Hagerstown. The Rev. Randall S. Reid will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.


The family will receive friends Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Charles M. Bowers Sr., 77

OCT. 12, 1930-AUG. 13, 2008

Charles Marlin Bowers Sr., 77, of 9823 Old National Pike, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at his home.

Born Sunday, Oct. 12, 1930, in Beaver Creek, Md., he was the son of the late Eugene Baker Bowers and Flora Naomi Hoffman Bowers.

He was the founder and owner of Bow Lighting and Supply and CMB Builders. He was a member of the Williamsport (Md.) Improved Order of Red Men, Halfway Lions Club, B.P.O. Elks 378, Moose Lodge and the National Association of Builders.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Joyce Flanagan Bowers; three daughters, Candice Joyce Wagaman of Hagerstown, Cynthia Lin O'Brien of Hagerstown and Crista Rae Shoemaker of Williamsport, Md.; one son, Charles Marlin Bowers Jr. of Crystal River, Fla.; five sisters, Gertrude Frye of Hagerstown, Mildred Boon of Williamsport, Dorothea Heavner of Williamsport, Ruth Conway of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Nellie Roop of Havre de Grace, Md.; one brother, Clinton Bowers of Rising Sun, Md.; eight grandchildren, Donavan Charles Bowers, Douglas T.J. Bowers, Matthew David Wood, Aaron Edward Wagaman, Michael Austin O'Brien, Benjamin Patrick O'Brien, Katlyn Rae Alexander, Ryan Charles Shoemaker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Williams; and brothers, Eugene Bowers, Ralph Bowers and Robert Bowers.

Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown with the Rev. W. Gregory Martin and Chaplain Dean Pryor officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15.

Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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Gerald T. Hammond, 93

JULY 28, 1915-AUG. 12, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gerald T. Hammond, 93, of Penn Hall and formerly of 3618 Funk Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born July 28, 1915, in Honeytown, Pa., he was the son of the late Oscar Daniel and Emma Magee Hammond.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Forrester Hammond, in 2000. They were married Oct. 14, 1938.

A farmer for more than 50 years, he began farming with horses in 1938 and evolved to farming with tractors in the early 1940s. He operated Hammondale Acres with his wife, Mabel, and son, Ed. He was a Holstein-Friesen dairyman and had cow sales on his farm for more than 20 years.

He was a member of the Chambersburg First Church of God.

He served on the boards of the former Agway Inc. and the Franklin County (Pa.) Cooperative Extension. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and the Cumberland Valley Antique Engine and Machinery Association.

He is survived by two children, Eddy F. Hammond of Sevierville, Tenn., and Lucille H. Carty of Chambersburg; six grandchildren, Eddy H. Hammond, Gene Hammond and Rick Hammond, all of Chambersburg, Elaine Icenogle of Seymour, Tenn., Mike Carty of Orlando, Fla., and Beth Rinehart of Smithsburg; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by eight sisters and brothers.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Chambersburg First Church of God. The Rev. Earl E. Mills and Chaplain Robert E. Keener will officiate. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg and Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

James W. Schulz, 69

OCT. 5, 1938-AUG. 11, 2008

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