• James B. Heads, 86, of 1820 Basin Hill Blvd., North Middleton Township, died Thursday, July 24, 1997 in the Church of God Home, Carlisle.

    Born July 11, 1911 in Willington Quay On Tyne, England, he was a son of the late Thomas and Victoria Purvis Heads and the widower of Alice Ahner Heads, who died June 11, 1996.

    Mr. Heads was a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a retired employee of United Technology, where he was a controller.

    He was a member and treasurer of the Carlisle Exchange Club.

    Surviving are three nieces and a nephew.

    Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle is in charge of the arrangements. Services will be held at a later date.

  • Leroy S. Kennedy, 76, of Newville, died Thursday, July 24, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.

    Born July 16, 1921 in Cumberland County, he was a son of the late Albert and Alma E. Neidigh Kennedy.

    Mr. Kennedy served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific with the Seabees as a carpenter's mate 3rd class.

    Mr, Kennedy was a retired tire and tube repairman for Letterkenny Army Depot, with 29 years of service.

    He was a member of Newville First Church of God, the Friendship Sunday School Class, an officer of Kingdom Seekers, Happy Helpers, NARFE, AARP, National Wood-carvers Association, Ducks Unlimited, a former scoutmaster for Troop 174, Newville and a former youth counselor of Community Baptist Church of Carlisle. He was a nationally recognized wood carver.

    Surviving are his wife, Betty Shoap Kennedy; a daughter, Sheri K. Houser of Newville; a son, Craig S. of Newville; a sister, Goldie Ginder of Lancaster; and one granddaughter.

    He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harvey, Donald and Lester Kennedy.

    Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in his church, 457 Shippensburg Road, Newville with the Rev. Wayne Gosnell officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Cemetery, Carlisle.

    Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

    Egger Funeral Home, 15 Big Spring Ave., Newville, is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Edward E. Morris, 71, of Cumberland County Nursing Home, died Thursday, July 24, 1997 in the nursing home. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, will announce arrangements when complete.
  • Services for Marion C. Ward, 73, of 1844 Sheepford Road, Lower Allen Township, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. John's Lutheran Church, 44 W. Main St., Shiremanstown.

    She died Wednesday, July 23, 1997, in Hershey Medical Center.

    Born April 24, 1924 in Lemington Spa, England, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Henn Jeffrey.

    Mrs. Ward was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Mechanicsburg and Lisburn Fire Company Auxiliary.

    Surviving are her husband, Richard B. Ward Sr.; five daughters, Lois Snyder of Carlisle, Jane Conley of Lewisberry, Patricia Dayton of Mechanicsburg, Irene Simpson of Camp Hill and Marta Jumper of Newville; five sons, Floyd of Lewisberry, Cliff of Dillsburg, John of Mechanicsburg, Richard Jr. of Newville and Robert of New Cumberland; three sisters, Alice Severance of Vermont, Sylvia Gilbert and Frances Bowen, both of England; a brother, Charles Jeffrey of England; 18 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

    The Rev. Michael L. Seifried will officiate Monday's service. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township.

    Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday evening in Myers Funeral Home, Inc., 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg and also from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday in the church.

    Memorial contributions can be made to her church at 44 W. Main St., Shiremanstown 17011.

  • Services for William M. Stambaugh, 90, of 70 Mt. Top Road, Wellsville, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Cocklin Funeral Home, 30 N. Chestnut St., Dillsburg.

    He died Wednesday, July 23, 1997 in Manor Care Health Services, Kingston Court, York.

    Born Sept. 11, 1906 in Green Park, Perry County, he was a son of the late John A. and Sadie I. Orwan Stambaugh.

    Mr. Stambaugh was a retired electrician for the U.S. Navy.

    He was a a 50-year member of the Adams Lodge No. 319 F&AMPAM, New Bloomfield, and also belonged to Barrens United Lutheran Church of Dillsburg, the Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo Temple, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Forest No. 43 and the York County Shrine Club.

    Surviving are two sons, William S. of Arlington, Va. and Edward E. of Wellsville; a daughter, Dorthea P. Baker of West Lake Village, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

    The Rev. M. Benson Paull will officiate at Monday's service. Burial will be in Barrens Salem Union Cemetery, Washington Township.

    Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

  • A memorial service for Eldon N. Pomeroy, 74, of Shippensburg, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mongul United Brethren Church, 4162 Roxbury Road, Shippensburg.

    He died Tuesday, July 22, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.

    Born July 14, 1923, he was a son of the late John B. Pomeroy and Sara Esther Brubaker.

    Mr. Pomeroy, a veteran of World War II, was a self-employed bricklayer and masonry contractor.

    He was a member of Free Masons, Orristown Lodge No. 262; Patriotic Order of the Sons of America, Orristown Camp No. 645; Ancient Accepted Scotish Rite, Harrisburg.

    Surviving are his wife, Carrie R. Pomeroy of Shippensburg; a son, Troy R. of Shippensburg; five daughters, Joyce Gruver and Susan O'Donnell, both of Shippensburg, Brenda Pomeroy of Kansas, Alice Plasterer and Esther Truett, both of Chambersburg; a brother, Leslie Pomeroy of Shippensburg; eight sisters, Virginia Peters of Chambersburg, Dorothy McCrae and Isabelle Myers, both of Shippensburg, Barbara Ott of Newville, Ruth Scott and Mary Hicks of Carlisle, Geraldine Skinner of Rocky Mountain, N.C. and Jane Williams of Bradenton, Fla.; and 14 grandchildren.

    Associate pastors William Gruver and Michael Rockwell will officiate at Saturday's service. Cremation of Society of Pennsylvania is handling the arrangements.

    Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, Cumberland County Unit, 117 N. Hanover St., Carlisle 17013.

  • George M. Kraly, 82, of Mechanicsburg, died Thursday in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.

    Born Oct. 26, 1914 in Perry County, he was a son of the late Joseph and Cora Gregor Kraly.

    Mr. Kraly was retired from Conrail and was a member of Pentecostal Assembly of God Church, Mechanicsburg and the AFL-CIO.

    Surviving are a daughter, Carolyn Kraly of Halifax; two brothers, John of Lemoyne and Robert of Mechanicsburg; three sisters, Lula Kallas and Rose Myers, both of Mechanicsburg, and Erma Gutshall of Camp Hill; and a grandson.

    Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in his church with the Rev. Robert J. Ohliger officiating. Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

    Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church.

    Arrangements are being handled by Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.

  • Bertha Mae Orris, 93, of 110 Media Road, Carlisle, died Thursday, July 24, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.

    Born Jan. 21, 1904 in Dillsburg, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Anna Barret Baker and the widow of John Orris.

    Mrs. Orris was a member of First Church of God.

    Surviving are two sons, Richard L. and Clarence "Chink" L., both of Carlisle; two brothers, Harry Baker and Laverne Baker, both of Carlisle; a sister, Pauline Eckerd of Mechanicsburg; and four grandchildren.

    Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle with the Rev. D. Alan Mathna officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, North Middleton Township.

    Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

  • Services for Stacey Antonio Spencer, 29, of 153 W. North St., Carlisle, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Bibleway-Hibner Church of God in Christ, 223 Walnut St., Carlisle.

    He died Monday, July 21, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.

    Mr. Spencer was a member of Bibleway-Hibner Church of God in Christ, Carlisle.

    Surviving are his mother, Jannette Spencer-Jackson of Carlisle; his father, William C. Spencer of Parsippany, N.J.; his stepmother, Carolyn Moss-Spencer, Parsippany; his stepfather, Lawrence L. Jackson of Carlisle; two brothers, Michael C. of Stroudsburg and Raymond S. of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters, Tonya R. Spencer of Newville and Michelle L. Spencer-Kennedy of Albany, Ga.; a paternal grandfather, Felix Bethel of Carteret, N.J.; a paternal grandmother, Clyde May Spencer of Bridgeton, N.J.; and a step-grandmother, Margaret Waller of St. Petersburg.

    Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

    There will be a viewing from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the church. Friends will be received at 153 W. North St., Carlisle.

    Franklin Funeral Home, Steelton, is handling the arrangements.

    Memorial contributions can be made to his church.

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