October 28, 2008

Jesse S. Godsey Sr., 36

JULY 8, 1972-OCT. 25, 2008

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Jesse Sheldon Godsey Sr., 36, of 200 N. Mary St., died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born July 8, 1972, in Richmond, Va., he was the son of Vernon Elwood Jr. and LaVahn Elizabeth Whorley Godsey of Columbus, Ohio.

He was employed as a foreman with C.W. Hetzer Inc.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 517 in Mercersburg, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one daughter, Sarah L. Godsey, at home; four sons, Jesse S. Godsey Jr. of Columbus, Colby R. Myers of Hagerstown, and Wayne L. Godsey and Isaac B. Godsey, both at home; four sisters, Kristi Sprague of Live Oaks, Fla., Karen Barton of Needmore, Pa., and Katherine Atherton and Kelli Godsey, both of Hagerstown; one brother, Vernon E. Godsey III of Columbus, and maternal grandmother, Virgie Whorley of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.


Services will be at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport, Thursday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Jim Davies will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Lovettsville, Va.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Lois Magren Norton, 79

AUG. 31, 1929-OCT. 26, 2008

Lois Magren Norton, 79, of 11105 Glenside Ave., Hagerstown, Md., passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at the Washington County Hospital.

Born Saturday, Aug. 31, 1929, in Scranton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Olen F. Stone and the late Eleanor Young Stone. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas K. Norton Jr.

She was a life member of the Bible Brethren Church.

She is survived by five daughters, Leslie Norton Faulder of Hagerstown, Ginny Lynn Grabill of Fairplay, Md., Tamela K. O'Neal of Greencastle, Pa., Margaret L. "Penny" Norton of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Tina Norton Houser of Funkstown, Md.; three sons, Thomas K. Norton III of Williamsport, Md., Todd K. Norton of Hagerstown and Tim K. Norton of Hedgesville, W.Va.; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Olen "Stony" Stone.

Services will be held Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at 6 p.m. from the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Paul Reno officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.

Interment will be in the Abbington Hills Cemetery, Clarks Summit, Pa., on Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Maryland Area Office, 800 Wyman Park Drive, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21211; Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or the American Cancer Society, Washington County Unit, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Virginia L. Tracey, 63

JULY 19, 1945-OCT. 17, 2008

Virginia L. Tracey, 63, of Sunbrook Lane, Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at her home after surviving ovarian cancer for 11 years.

Born July 19, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Elwood L. and Mary (Howell) Killian.

She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Hagerstown.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, nurse, teacher and community volunteer. She was an avid student of history. She received the Paul R. Hanson M.D. award for contributions to the study of Civil War Medicine.

During the 1990s and up to the present she was a Hagerstown Community College Alumni Volunteer, serving on various committees, Board of Directors and president of the association during the college's 50th anniversary year. In 1993, she was nominated to the Nightengale Awards of Pennsylvania for clinical excellence in nursing. This award was given for her work in acute and chronic pain management. She was also a clinical associate of the academy of pain management in recognition of high standards of care and practice in the relief of pain. While practicing emergency nursing she achieved certification as a emergency nurse (CEN). Throughout her career, she continued taking courses at the University of Maryland and West Virginia University. Prior to her illness, she was an active volunteer as a registered nurse for the Community Free Clinic. Other public services had included the YMCA, St. Ann Catholic Church and the Bailey Institute.

She is survived by daughters, Stacey Tosadori of Mourpark, Calif., and Kelly Tracey of Greencastle, Pa.; grandsons, Ryan Tosadori and Matthew Tosadori of Mourpark, Calif.; brother, Ralph Howell of Florida; and nephews, Ralph Howell Jr. of Dickerson, Md., Randy Howell and Robert Howell of Florida and Michael Howell of Hagers- town.

A memorial mass will be held Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Ann Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Ave., Hagers- town.

The family will receive friends following the service.

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