E. Elaine Ashkettle Ervin, 59

April 16, 2011
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JUNE 1, 1951-APRIL 15, 2011

Eunice Elaine Ashkettle Ervin, 59, of Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, April 15, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born June 1, 1951, in Keedysville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Elmer Leon and Evelyn Harriet (Miller) McAfee. She was the wife of 23 years to Ralph Coleman Ervin, who died Sept. 14, 2005.

Elaine was a past employee of J&M Grill, and Richards Diner and Lounge, where she was a waitress for more than 25 years.

She attended Valley Christian Life Center, Hagerstown.

Elaine is survived by one daughter, Pamela D. Ashkettle; one son, Dustin D. Benner; two sisters, Susan L. Brechbill and Kimberly L. Socks, all of Hagerstown; one brother, Stephen D. McAfee of Hemet, Calif.; two grandchildren, Joshua E. Benner and Heather D. Benner; five great-grandchildren, Jamez K. Carter, Alexa N. Trotman, Cahren M. Trotman, Jaden W. Opitz and Emily E. Opitz; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Elaine was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert V. Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

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