Ethan David Miller
Ethan David Miller, infant son of Luke Miller and Kari Taylor-Halterman, was stillborn Saturday, October 11, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
He was the grandson of the late David E. Taylor, and great-grandson of the late Everett Claypool, Lillian A. Taylor, Pat Burgess and John Miller.
In addition to his parents, the baby is survived by grandparents, Edith Taylor and Keith Bennett, of Valley Head, Buck and Kitty Miller, of Marlinton; great-grandparents, Geneva Claypool, of Elizabeth, Owen M. Taylor, of Allensburg, Washington, Virginia Burgess and Naomi Miller, both of Marlinton.
Graveside services were held Thursday, October 16, at Cochran Cemetery, Onoto, by the Rev. Robert Baer.
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June Hayslett Crumley
June Hayslett Crumley, age 82, died September 25, 2003, at the Riddle Village Hospital in Media, Pennsylvania.
Her parents were the late Lathey Hayslett and Genevieve Hayslett McCabe..
June was born in Marlinton March 9, 1921.
She is survived by her husband, James Crumley, Sr., of Media; stepsons, Jim and Jack Crumley; two half-sisters, Betty Rose and Kaye Miller.
A daughter, Barbara Boggess, preceded her in death.
She was the granddaughter of the late John, Sr., and Martha Hayslett, of Marlinton.
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Margaret Gum Fancher
Margaret Gum Fancher, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away at her home on October 9, 2003.
She was born at Cass on November 20, 1920, to Sadie and Crawford Gum, who are deceased.
Margaret graduated from Green Bank High School and Duke University School of Nursing. She served as a Flight Nurse in World War II and was later called to the Korean Conflict.
On February 20, 1949, she married Sgt. Richard Fancher, who is deceased..
Surviving are four children, Colonel James Fancher, of Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, Richard Fancher, of Corpus Christi, Texas, Suzanne Willner, of Plano, Texas, and Melinda Fancher, of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Martha G. Craft, of Elkins, and Virginia McCauley, of Mt. Lake Park, Maryland.
One son, Stephen Fancher, is deceased.
Funeral services were held at Baptist Temple, San Antonio, and burial was at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio.
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Thomas H. Shinaberry
Thomas H. Shinaberry, age 68, of Watersedge, Maryland, died September 14, 2003, at Franklin Square Hospital of respiratory failure and a pulmonary embolism.
He was born in Cass January 19, 1935, the son of the late Edgar A. and Mary Burns Shinaberry.
He went to school in Cass and graduated from Elkins in 1953.
Mr. Shinaberry was a retired General Motors employee who worked at the Broening Highway plant for 44 years. He was a member of the United Auto Workers for 51 years.
In 1968 he was awarded a high-game pin for bowling a 268 at the Sun Invitational Tournament. Active in the Watersedge Recreational Council, he coached Little League baseball and formerly served as council president. He often led the Opening Day parade dressed as the Jolly Green Giant.
He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Elva Wheeler Shinaberry; children Danny, Terry and Larry Shinaberry and Rene Baer; four brothers, Ted Shinaberry, of Richmond, Virginia, Lewis Shinaberry, of Warren, Ohio, Gale, of Niles, Ohio, and Ronnie, of West Virginia; one sister, Becky Evans, of Sandy, Utah, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is he nephew of Kathryn Wooddell, of Slaty Fork.
Services were held September 18 at Connelly Funeral Home. Interment followed at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.
Contributions may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore, Md. 21236.
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Harvey Noel Plecker
Harvey Noel Plecker, Jr., age 20, of Millboro, Virginia, died Sunday, October 5, 2003, in Bath County, Virginia.
He was born August 14, 1983, in Bath County, the son of Harvey N. Plecker, Sr., and Elizabeth Burns Stewart.
He worked for F. Clayton Plecker and Sons Construction Company. He was a member of the Woodland Union Church and The No Checkem' Hunt Club.
Survivors include his father, Harvey N. Plecker, Sr., of Millboro; his mothers, Elizabeth Stewart, of Craigsville, Virginia, and Naomi Plecker, of Millboro; three sisters, Sarah Plecker of Craigsville, Jessica Hise, of Millboro, and Becky Suggs, of Hot Springs, Virginia; a brother, Mark Walton, of Farmington, Pennsylvania; maternal grandparents, Claude and Lucille Burns, of Millboro; and paternal grandmother, Marina Plecker, of Covington, Virginia.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Milton Noel and Glenna Gutshall Plecker.
Funeral services were conducted October 7 at the Woodland Union Church in Millboro, with Pastor David George officiating. Interment was in Woodland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Millboro Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 295, Millboro, Virginia 24460.
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Frank B. Slavin
Frank B. Slavin, 75, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, died Saturday, October 11, 2003, in the Chambersburg Hospital.
Born September 27, 1928, in Bartow, he was the son of the late Lockridge and Alice Seyler Slavin.
He attended Mt. Olivet United Brethren Church, Chambersburg.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane Blocker Slavin, whom he married July 24, 1956; three sons, Richard L. Mellott, of Chambersburg, Stanley L. Mellott, of Chambersburg, Raymond L. Slavin, of Newville, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Raymond Kramer of Lakewood, California.
Preceding him in death were one brother, Sherman Phay "Sneak" Slavin; two sisters, Delores Gum and Betty Slayton; and two nephews.
Frank enlisted in the Army on January 19, 1946, and was honorably discharged on March 24, 1948. He served in the European Theater in WWII and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal..
He retired as a bus driver from Wolf's Bus Lines in 1993. He also worked at H.C. Gabler as a truck driver for many years. He was a member of the Amvets Post 224, St. Thomas American Legion Post 606, and VFW Post 1599.
The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 26, 2003, at the Mt. Olivet United Brethren Church, 8205 Ft. McCord Rd., Chambersburg.
The Rev. Jim Pryor will officiate. The family requests any memorial contributions be made to Mt. Olivet United Brethren Church.