Aretha Cornelia Sanbower, 85

September 08, 2010

JULY 2, 1925-SEPT. 3, 2010

Aretha Cornelia Sanbower, 85, of Hagerstown, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at Golden Living Center of Hagerstown, Hagerstown, Md.

Born July 2, 1925, in Gerrardstown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William Wiley and Julia Elizabeth (Hite) McCormick Sr.

She was the wife of the late Jack D. Sanbower, who died Feb. 28, 1983.

Aretha is survived by one brother, Harry L. McCormick of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Aretha was preceded in death by one sister, Mildred E. Stokes; and one brother, William W. McCormick Jr.

The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. The Rev. Richard B. Haberkorn will officiate.


Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

The Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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