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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the John Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements were made by the J.L. Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg, Md.

Jacob Robert "Jake" Linthicum, 16

NOV. 1, 1991-OCT. 26, 2008

SMITHSBURG - Jacob Robert "Jake" Linthicum, 16, of 127 Eagles Ridge, Smithsburg, Md., passed away, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at the Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Friday, Nov. 1, 1991, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Danny L. Linthicum of Crofton, Md., and Lisa R. Hunter Linthicum of Smithsburg.

Before moving to Smithsburg, Jacob attended Archbishop Neale School in La Plata, Md. Jacob was currently a senior at Smithsburg High School. He was a member of Lifehouse Church East, where he was involved with the softball team and served in the children's ministries.


He is survived by his brother, Tyler C. Thacker of Crofton; stepmother, Stacie Linthicum of Crofton; stepsister, April Dawn Linthicum of Lusby, Md.; stepbrother, Michael Andrew Linthicum; and maternal grandparents, Dan and Alicia Heffentreger of Brandywine, Md.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, George Robert Hunter.

Services will be held Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at 10 a.m. from the Lifehouse Church-Bethel, 515 E. Wilson Blvd. Hagers- town, with the Pastor Patrick Grach and the Pastor Richard Vieira officiating.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, from 3 to 8 p.m.

Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md., on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Jake to the "Jake Memorial Fund," c/o Lifehouse Church East, P.O. Box 4145, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Robert E. Shives, 67

MAY 25, 1941-OCT. 26, 2008

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Robert E. Lee Shives, 67, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born May 25, 1941, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Edgar and Bessie Younker Shives.

He owned and operated Bob's Grocery in Berkeley Springs for 33 years.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserves.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of American Legion Post 60, Berkeley Springs.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Iva L. Eader Shives; four sisters, Phyllis Jensen of Sun City, Ariz., Virginia Reiff of Leola, Pa., and Laverne Barney and Bonnie Gordon, both of Berkeley Springs; two brothers, Wayne Younker of Needmore, Pa., and Nick Younker of Berkeley Springs; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lorraine Mills, and three brothers, Homer Shives, Richard Shives and Donald Younker.

Services and burial will be private.

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

Clarence O. Chapman Sr., 81

JUNE 11, 1927-OCT. 26, 2008

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Clarence Otis Chapman Sr., 81, of Hedgesville, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Heartland of Martinsburg.

Born June 11, 1927, in Kensington, Md., he was the son of the late William Albert and Esther Ruffner Chapman.

His wife, Barbara Ellen Chapman, died in 2003.

He retired from Robert Tull Plumbing Co., Rockville, Md., as a plumber.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by one daughter, Kelley King of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two sons, Clarence O. Chapman Jr. of Martinsburg, and Steve E. Smith of Rockville; one sister, Esther Hammerhead of Warrenton, Va.; one brother, Richard Chapman of Washington Grove, Md.; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three daughters, Donna M. Hall, Theresa Smith and Leisa Hickey; one sister, Mary Mallick; and three brothers, William Chapman, James Chapman and Manny Chapman.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. Pastor Dwane Casteel will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Julia L. Chesnut, 89

DEC. 24, 1918-OCT. 26, 2008

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Julia L. DeShong Chesnut, 89, of 450 E. Maple St., died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg.

Born Dec. 24, 1918, in Three Springs, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Olive M. Fix DeShong.

Her husband, Don Chesnut, died Dec. 26, 1973.

She was a LPN and retired from Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, after 32 years of service.

She attended Seventh-day Adventist Church in Needmore, Pa.

She was a matron at Fulton County Jail from 1948 to 1956.

She is survived by one son, Jim Chesnut of McConnellsburg; one sister, Betty Christian of McConnellsburg; three brothers, Jack DeShong, Max DeShong and James N. DeShong, all of McConnellsburg; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Don E. Chesnut; one infant sister; one brother, William P. DeShong; and one grandchild.

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