Marian Jean Hawkins, 48, of Washington, died unexpectedly at 1:41 a.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2005, in the emergency room of Washington Hospital.
She was born July 3, 1957, in Washington, a daughter of the late Edwin Paul Jr. and Thelma Jean Smith Gregg.
Mrs. Hawkins attended Washington High School and was a homemaker.
She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene on Hart Avenue, Washington.
Mrs. Hawkins enjoyed her grandchildren and solving word search puzzles.
On January 3, 1980, she married Lowe M. Hawkins Sr., who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Lowe M. Hawkins Jr. of Washington; three daughters, Jody Smith of Washington, Dawn Brock of Washington and Kristin Seng of Avella; two brothers, Charles Gregg of West Virginia and Robert Gregg of Canonsburg; two sisters, Gloria Miller of Somerset and Barbara Gaito of Canonsburg; and 13 grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Christine McElhaney; and a grandson, Lowe Michael Hawkins III.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 31. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery.
Marie Courtwright Stebella, 86, of Washington, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 20, 2005, in Washington Hospital. She was born September 13, 1918, in Washington, a daughter of Floyd I. and Alice Bainer Courtwright. Mrs. Courtwright attended Gabby Heights School and graduated from Washington High School in 1937. She worked for Bell of Pennsylvania for 34 years before retirement and was a member of Bell Telephone Pioneers. Mrs. Courtwright enjoyed sports, especially the Steelers and college basketball, and spending time with her great-niece, Tiffany Lucero. On July 22, 1962, she married John Stebella Jr., who died January 13, 2001. Surviving are four nephews, Michael F., Patrick and K.J. Cavanaugh and Steven Courtwright; and four nieces, Susie Lucero, Christy Knestrick, JoAnn Day and Debbie Manon. Deceased are two brothers, Harold “Moats” Courtwright and Floyd “Cork” Courtwright; and two sisters, Elizabeth “Biddy” Wilson and Ella Cavanaugh.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 24, with Pastor Robert Prinkey officiating. Entombment will follow in Washington Cemetery.
(December 17, 1935 – March 12, 2005)
WAVES vet was longtime Fairmont Supply accountant
Marlene M. Garrett, 69, of Washington, died at 11:26 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005, in her home after a brief illness.
She was born December 17, 1935, in Export, a daughter of Howard W. and Sophie Oskey McAnany.
Mrs. Garrett was a 1953 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School.
She worked as an accountant for Fairmont Supply for more than 25 years.
Mrs. Garrett was Catholic and was a veteran, having served four years in WAVES.
Surviving are a sister, Louella Schurr of Burgettstown; three nieces, Lynn Mezyk of Fairview Park, Ohio, Lisa McAnany of London, England, and Michele M. Loncaric of Burgettstown; and four nephews, Jerry Schurr of Washington, Randy Schurr of Ellenton, Fla., Howard J. McAnany of Washington D.C., and William Bart McAnany of Williamsport.
Deceased are a son, Anthony Howard “Chip” Garrett; two brothers, Howard W. McAnany Jr. and Thomas M. McAnany; and an infant sister, Shirley McAnany.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2005, with the Rev. Nicholas Spirko officiating. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Canonsburg.
Martha Leeanna Briggs Hunt, 83, of Washington, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2005, in Washington County Health Center, Washington. She had been ill since April. She was born September 21, 1921, in Hickory, a daughter Frank and Margaret Walker Briggs. Mrs. Hunt was a member of the U.S. Army WACS during World War II. She worked at Washington Hospital in the dietary kitchen for more than 30 years. On May 27, 1947, she married Alva O. Hunt, who died November 14, 1971. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hunt was the last of her immediate family. Deceased are five brothers, Griffith, Samuel and Warren “Mac” and infants Lee and Raymond Briggs; and three sisters, Anna Mabel Wright, Margaret Miller and Edith Mae Durbin.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 8. Burial will follow in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice or Alzheimer’s Association.
(July 22, 1929 – May 11, 2005)
Friends of Martha P. Graham, of Washington, who died Wednesday, May11, 2005, will be received on Saturday, May 14, 2005, from 11 am to 1 pm, when a service will be held in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. The family requests memorial donations be made to : American Cancer Society, 357 East Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301.
(November 18, 1918 – December 5, 2005)
Friends of Mary “ Lillian “ Roach, 87, of Washington, who died Monday, December 5, 2005, will be received on Thursday, from 6 to 9 pm, in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held on Friday, December 9, 2005, at 11:00 am, Rev. John DePolo officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. The family is requesting memorial donations be made to: Donnell House, Leet Street, Washington, PA 15301.
Mary C. Mounts, 94, of Washington, died at 9:35 a.m. Monday, February 21, 2005, in Washington County Health Center, Washington, following a three-year illness. She was born October 2, 1910, in Claysville, a daughter of Maurice and Jennie Hunter Craft. Mrs. Mounts was a member of Lighthouse Community Church, Washington. She graduated from Prosperity High School and Penn Commercial. She was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting and was a member of Lagonda Neighborhood Club and Lagonda Home Economics Club. On March 29, 1933, she married Howard Mounts, who died April 25, 1979. Surviving are two sons, Jack Mounts of Lagonda and Eugene Mounts of West Alexander; two grandchildren, Lori Polan (Randy) of West Alexander and Debbie Gardner (Ron) of Claysville; three great-grandchildren, Josh Polan of Pittsburgh, Jeremy Polan of West Alexander and Brandon Gardner of Claysville. A brother, David Craft, is deceased.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 395 East Maiden Street, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 24, with the Rev. Duane Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
(May 11, 1929 – September 16, 2005)
Friends will be received 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services.
Friends will be received from 12:30 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 31, with Pastor Jack Emerick and Michael Krajacic officiating. Burial will follow in West Middletown Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to Grove United Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 88, Main Street, West Middletown, PA 15379.
Mary Lou Salsberry, 79, of Washington, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, after a brief illness. She was born February 25, 1926, in Waynesburg, a daughter of Vernon Merle and Louise Wood Blaker. She had been a resident of North Waynesburg until graduating from Waynesburg High School in 1944. On November 2, 1945, in Winchester, Va., she married George E. Salsberry. Together they celebrated 53 years of marriage, prior to his death June 26, 1999. During her time as a Washington resident, she was an active member of Ladies of the Elks, where she served as president in 1985 and 1986. She was a member of Arms Club, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Homemakers Group, Washington Socialites, Washington County Cooperative Extension Board and was a retired Sears employee. She enjoyed playing cards, dartball, making trips to casinos, and being with family and friends. Surviving are two sons, Joe E. Salsberry of Summit, N.J., and Tim E. Salsberry of Washington; a granddaughter, Kristin Beth Salsberry of N.J.; two sisters, Sue Watkins of Lakeland, Fla., and Patricia Tipton of Lower Burrell; a brother, Merle Blaker of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are a brother, Charles William Blaker; an infant brother, Lloyd Blaker; and a sister, Beverly Ann Blaker. This obituary was drafted by the deceased and her closing reads, “Thank you all for so much. I love you all very much.” She will truly be missed by all.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no public viewing. Friends will be received from 10 until 11: 30 a.m., the time of a memorial service, Saturday, June 11, in North Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Avella, with the Rev. Gary Gibson officiating. Interment will be private and held in Washington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation of Washington. Arrangements are by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington.