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Anthony P. 'Spike' Mehaffie Sr., 65, of Hampstead

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(Carroll County Times)

Anthony P. "Spike" Mehaffie Sr., 65, of Hampstead, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.

Born Aug. 17, 1946, he was the son of the late Laura Haines Mehaffie Sumrell and stepson of Jesse Sumrell of Harriman, Tenn. He was the husband of Bonnie Lou Weller Mehaffie, who died in 2009. He was the fiance of Paula L. Mays, of Hampstead.

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He was an employee of C.J. Miller in Hampstead for 18 years. He was a member of AA for 15 years. He enjoyed golfing, crossword puzzles and playing Jeopardy.

Surviving, in addition to his stepfather and fiance, are sons Anthony P. Mehaffie Jr., of Westminster, Michael Mehaffie, of Smithsburg, Shawn Mehaffie and companion Tammy Reed, of Hanover, Pa., and Eric Mehaffie and wife Kelly, of Frederick; daughters Sherry Shipley, of Bradenton , Fla., and Gloria Mehaffie, of Hampstead; sister Mary Runkles and husband Joseph, of Harriman, Tenn.; brothers David Haines and wife Nancy, of Beacon, N.Y., and Terry Sumrell and wife Sharon, of Smyrna, Tenn.; aunt Catherine Luers and husband Robert, of Westminster; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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He was predeceased by a son, Joseph Mehaffie; and brothers Bud Haines and William Mehaffie.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main St., Hampstead.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Finksburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Gloria Mehaffie, 2439 Fairmount Road, No. 35, Hampstead, MD 21074, to help defray expenses.

Online condolences may be offered at http://www.elinefh.com.

Sign this guest book online at http://www.carrollcountytimes.com.

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