Curtis E. Cain, 51, died Wednesday at...


Curtis E. Cain, 51, died Wednesday at his home. He was the son of Mertie Cain of North Carolina and the late Emanuel Cain. He was a foreman for Riggs Distiller. In addition to his mother, he is survived by children, Vicky, Anita, Jennifer and Clifford Cain; sisters, Dolly Greavely and Janie Dollyhigh; and brothers, Bobby and Jimmy Cain, all of North Carolina.

DATELINE: New Windsor

Frank E. Devilbiss, 65, died Tuesday at his home. He was the son of Maurice M. Devilbiss of here and the late Estella L. Devilbiss. Hewas the husband of Miriam Wachter Devilbiss. A dairy farmer, he alsowas employed in construction. In addition to his father and wife, survivors include a sister, Regina Bowersox of Williamsport; and a brother, William A. Devilbiss of here. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the organ fund of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, here, where he was a member.

DATELINE: Sykesville

Georgia R. Bond, 59,died Wednesday at her home. She was a retired health aide at Springfield Hospital Center. Survivors include sons, R. Wayne Mathis of Tennessee and Brian K. Unger of Frederick; daughter, Deborah L. Harry of here; brothers, Lawrence, Charles and Ralph Mullins, all of here; sister, Pearl St. Clair of Westminster; and three grandchildren.

Katherine Nickoles, 95, died Sept. 14 at Sykesville Eldercare Center. Shewas the wife of the late Albert D. Nickoles. Survivors include daughters, Margaret H. Holbrook and Lillian M. Frock, both of here; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Hattie Peggy Norwood, 48, died Sept. 14 at Long View NursingHome in Manchester. She had worked in housekeeping at Springfield State Hospital Center. Survivors include brothers, William Norwood of Greenbelt and Gilbert Norwood of Glen Rock, Pa.; and sisters, Della Fair of Shrewsberry, Pa., and Irene and Martha Norwood, both of Frederick.


Page M. Gable, 76, died Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. A Baltimore County resident, she was the wife of the late Walter G. Gable. Survivors include a son, Guy W. Gableof Sykesville; sister, Emily Everett of here; brothers, Robert and Samuel Zeisel, both of Baltimore; and one grandson.

DATELINE: Union Bridge

Bray E. "Hoot" Hollenbaugh, 74, died Monday at University Hospital in Baltimore. He was the husband of Phyllis J. Eyler. He had been a welder with Lehigh for 35 years. He also was a member of the Moose Lodge in Frederick, the American Legion in Woodsboro, the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Littlestown, and the VFW here. Survivors includea sister, E. Maxine Bixler of Westminster; and a brother, Charles E.Otto of California. The family requests donations to the American Heart Association, 280 E. Main St., Westminster.

Edith Fry Bowman, 90, a former resident here, died Tuesday in Bridgewater, Va. She was the wife of the late Berkley O. Bowman. She was member of Bridgewater Church of the Brethren. Before her retirement, she worked as a controller for Kroehler Furniture Co. in Illinois. Survivors include stepdaughters, Freeda B. Snavely and Lois B. Whitmore, both of Elizabethtown, Pa.; stepsons, Fred M. Bowman of Bridgewater and James O. Bowman of Manassas, Va.; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Edith Bowman Memorial Fund at the Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, P.O. 518, here.

DATELINE: Westminster

Emil O. Crone, 81, died Wednesday in Coatesville, Pa. He wasthe husband of Louise E. Crone. Before his retirement, he was a sergeant major in the Army. He later worked for Random House. He was a member of the American Legion. In addition to his wife, survivors include stepson, Kenneth H. Kuykendall of here; daughters, Deborah L. Marlin and Robin M. Rupp, both of here; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at the Thomas D. Fletcher and Son Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St., here. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.The family requests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, 540 E.Belvedere Ave, Suite 202, Baltimore, Md. 21212.

Johney V. Weller,77, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Louise Garber Weller. He was the father of the late Edward V.Weller. A member of the Westminster Baptist Church, he sang with itsmen's chorus. During World War II, he was a member of the Uniontown District Minutemen. He had retired from Black and Decker in Hampstead. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Robert W. Weller of California; sisters, Evelyn Cherry of Cumberland, Pauline Everhartof Baltimore, Betty Fritz and Jeanette Koontz, both of New Windsor, Ruth Grayson of here and Loretta Heltibridle of Uniontown; brothers, Kemp E. Weller of Frederick, Robert Weller of Westminster and Alvie Weller of Union Bridge; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services are at 2 p.m. today at his church on Crest Lane. The family requests memorial donations to the church.

Ida B. Blackman, 77, died Tuesday at Westminster Nursing and Convalescent Center. She was the wife of the Rev. Ivory P. Blackman, former pastor of the UnionStreet and Westminster United Methodist churches. She also was a member of the Eastern Star. In addition to her husband, survivors include daughters, Catherine B. Rollins of Frederick and Ethel P. Blackman of Gaithersburg; sons Ivory P. Blackman Jr. of Indiana and O. Marshall Blackman of Damascus; sisters, Bertha Jones and Mayme Cooper of Chicago and Cora Robinson of Mississippi; six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

John W. Frock, 79, died Sept. 15 at Carroll CountyGeneral Hospital. He was the husband of Lydia A. Frock. A farmer, hewas a member of the Farm Bureau, the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association, and Trinity United Church of Christ. In addition to his wife, survivors include children, Jesse Frock of Hanover, Nancy Hood of Owings Mills, and Jerry Frock of here; brother, Dr. Irvin Frock of here; sisters, Lavina Thoman of Hanover and Leona Dell of here; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Raymond L. Hollinger, 66, died Sept. 15 at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Miriam Wentz Hollinger. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he receivedseveral combat medals and was a life member of the VFW. He also was a member of St. Mary's United Church of Christ in Silver Run and the AARP. He had retired from the Carroll County Board of Education Maintenance Department. In addition to his wife, survivors include his stepmother, Minerva Hollinger of here; son, William R. Hollinger of here; brothers, Eugene and Marvin Hollinger, both of here, and Guy Wolf of Florida, and sisters, Betty Bitzel and Vivian Zeipp, both of here.

Anne M. Adams, 81, died Sept. 12 at the home of her daughter. She was the wife of the late Warren E. Adams. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. Survivors include daughters, Anne Lister of Finksburg and Kathleen Henneman of Hanover, Pa.; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Dennis D. Knoch Sr., 62, died Sept. 14 atBaltimore County General Hospital. He was the husband of Dorothy Phillips Knoch. A former member of the Maryland National Guard, he had owned GarDen Stables. He also was director of the Maryland State Fair from 1975 until this year. In addition to his wife, survivors includea daughter, Melody Enos of Baltimore County; son, Dennis D. Knoch Jr. of here; sister, Dawn Starkey; and two grandchildren.

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