Gaither Murray Dunn, 95

September 17, 2010

MARCH 28, 1915-SEPT. 16, 2010

BOONSBORO - Gaither Murray Dunn, 95, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, in Boonsboro, Md.

Born in Cumbo, W.Va., on March 28, 1915, he was the son of the late Raymond H. and Flossie W. (Murray) Dunn.

He graduated from Hedgesville High School in 1933 and from Strayer Bryant & Stratton College in Baltimore, Md., in 1935. He served with the U.S. Army/Air Force as an audit clerk. In 1973, he retired from the Veterans Administration as head of the fiscal department, having worked for 26 years in Martinsburg, W.Va., and Durham, N.C.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Martinsburg, having served as treasurer.

Gaither was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary C. (Small) Dunn; his second wife, Jeannette (Resley) Frankenberry Dunn; and his brother, Wilmer E. (Willie) and sister-in-law, Ruth E. (Billie) Dunn.


He is survived by four nieces, Dee Harne and husband Howard, of Smithsburg, Md., Judy Barnes and husband Mike, of Hagerstown, Sue Suder and husband Rick, of Smithsburg, and Joann Metzner of Martinsburg; and one nephew, Ted Dunn, and wife Becky, of Arnold, Md. Gaither also leaves his stepsons, Spencer Frankenberry of Martinsburg and Jeff Frankenberry of Dallas, Texas, along with five step-grandchildren, Tyler, Cody, Taylor, Chaz and Jordan Frankenberry. Also surviving are six great-nieces and great-nephews, Danielle Jones, Dwayne Harne, Chris Barnes, Robin Graber, Brian Updegraff and Ben Dunn; as well as eight great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews, Austin, Sam and Palmer Jones, Logan Harne, Hannah, Abby and Luke Barnes, and Ella Updegraff; and a very special friend, Eileen Walsh.

Memorial services will be Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, with The Rev. Julie Harris officiating.

Family will receive friends Saturday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. before services Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County Inc., 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742, to Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV 25401, to St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 9 Maple Ave., Smithsburg, MD 21783 or to a charity of one's choice.

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