August 17, 2008

Leon M. Paradise, 84

MARCH 10, 1924-AUG. 15, 2008

Leon Myron Paradise, 84, of Somerford Place, Hagerstown, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at the home of his son.

Born March 10, 1924, in Moosic, Pa., he was the son of the late Marc A. and Edna M. Corby Paradise.

He was preceded in death by two wives, Doris McNamar Paradise and Martha Sullivan Paradise.

He was formerly employed as a professor at the University of the District of Columbia.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy Air Corps.

He was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 of Hagerstown and Middletown (Md.) Lions Club; and, he was an Eagle Scout.

He is survived by two daughters, Laura L. Paradise of Virginia and Mary Anne Paradise of Monrovia, Md.; three sons, Tom M. Paradise of Middletown, Richard L. Paradise of Sharpsburg and Edward Paradise of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by one son, James B. Paradise.

Services will be private.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Western Maryland Region, 108 Byte Drive, Suite 103, Frederick, MD 21702.

Arrangements are by Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home in Boonsboro.

Geneva P. Mason, 75

DEC. 20, 1932-AUG. 15, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Geneva Pearl Mason, 75, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at her home.

Born Dec. 20, 1932, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Roy Lee McDonald and Hazel Marie Barrett McDonald.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, William Carl Mason.

She was formerly employed by Super 8 Motel in Martinsburg.

She was a member of Inwood (W.Va.) Family Worship Center, a former member of Calvary Temple in Williamsport and attended Gateway Ministries.

She is survived by one son, Jeffrey C. Mason of Martinsburg; Daniel P. Butts of Grafton, W.Va., whom she raised; two sisters, Marie E. Triggs and Charlotte A. Harrell, both of Martinsburg; two brothers, Floyd W. McDonald of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Ralph J. McDonald of Inwood; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Louise V. Nevel; and four brothers, Harold L. McDonald, Chester L. McDonald, Gary W. McDonald and Roy N. McDonald.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Inwood Family Worship Center. The Rev. David Palmer will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

Barbara L. Jefferis, 93

OCT. 13, 1914-AUG. 15, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Barbara L. Jefferis, 93, of Chambersburg and formerly of Coatesville, Pa., died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at the Shook Home.

Born Oct. 13, 1914, in Shamokin, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William and Katie May Woland Lippiatt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth B. Jefferis, in 1994. They were married June 30, 1951.

She was a 1932 graduate of Reading (Pa.) High School.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a secretary for more than 30 years with the law firm of Gordon and Ashton in Coatesville and retired from the law firm of Thomas Ashton in West Chester, Pa.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Coatesville.

She is survived by one daughter, Kay L. Geisel of Chambersburg; two grandchildren, Katie L. Hershberger of Chambersburg and Stephen K. Hershberger of Waynesboro, Pa.; and one great-grandson.

Services will be Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg. The Rev. Paul B. Baker will officiate.

A graveside service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Laureldale Cemetery in Reading. The Rev. John W. Carlson will officiate.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202; or Shook Home Ladies Auxiliary, 55 S. Second St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Alvie W. Buchanan Jr., 74

AUG. 24, 1933-AUG. 15, 2008

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Alvie Woodrow Buchanan Jr., 74, of Falling Waters, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, W.Va.

Born Aug. 24, 1933, in Chatham Hill, Va., he was the son of the late Alvie W. Buchanan Sr. and Mary Sheffield Buchanan.

He retired from Aggregate Industries as a stone salesman.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne Sprinkle Buchanan; one daughter, Sherri Buchanan of Williamsport; one son, Michael Buchanan of Williamsport; one sister, Sandra Bozoian; and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Morris D. Buchanan.

Services and burial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Harold W. Everly, 68

OCT. 25, 1939-AUG. 15, 2008

MAUGANSVILLE - Harold Wayne "Butch" Everly, 68, of 13641 Village Mill Drive, Maugansville, Md., died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at his home.

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