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Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate, 

 10 November 2004

Bertram Cartwright

Bertram Horace Cartwright, 88, of Thomas, died Nov. 4, at home.  

He was born April 25, 1916, in Montreal, Canada. 

Survivors include two sons Alan B. Cartwright of Terra Alta and David B. Cartwright of Thomas; one brother Harold Cartwright of Ilse Perrot, Canada, one sister Hilda Cartwright of St. Annes DeBell Vue, Canada; and four grandchildren.  

He was in the equine industry and was a member of the Wild Mustang Club.  He was a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces. 

At the request of the deceased, his remains were cremated.  Hinkle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  

Betty J. Dumire

Betty Jean Dumire, 76, of Horse Shoe Run, died Nov. 8, in Oakland, Md.

She was born Oct. 28, 1928, at Horse Shoe Run, a daughter of the late Julius and Iva Sell Slaubaugh. She was the wife of Ernest Dumire for 58 years.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald (and Debbie) Dumire of Horse Shoe Run and Timothy (and Lisa) Dumire, currently serving in Iraq; two daughters, Shirley (and Everett) Blamble of Aurora and Dorothy (and William) Kitzmiller of Bayard; two brothers, Gordon Slaubaugh of Cleveland, Ohio, and Arthur Slaubaugh of Horse Shoe Run; one sister, Merle Hauser of Wellsburg; ten grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, two brothers, five sisters and a great-grandchild.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Maple Springs Church of the Brethren and the Mt. Grove Ladies Aid.

Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home Thursday, Nov. 11 from 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Hinkle Funeral Chapel on Friday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Roger Fike officiating. Interment will follow in Texas Cemetery. 

Hazle Mick

Hazle Marie Streets Mick, 81, a resident of Parsons, died Nov. 3, at her home. She had been in declining health for the past six months.

She was born Friday, Aug. 17, 1923, at Etam, the daughter of the late John Streets and Celvina Stahl Streets.  On Aug. 12, 1960 at Red House, Md., she was married to Joseph Wilbert Mick, who survives. They had celebrated 44 years of marriage.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by four brothers, Samuel, Bill, Claude and Brown Streets; and two sisters, Sarah Streets, and Edna Jones.

She attended the one-room Hobson School at Clover and was a member of the Mackeyville Community Church. 

Friends were received at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Nov. 4. Final rites were conducted at the funeral home parlor on Friday, Nov. 5, with Pastor Pat Cassidy officiating and interment followed at the Nestor Cemetery at Bull Run. 

Edward Propst

Edward Lee Propst, 83, of Berryville, Va., died Nov. 3. 

He was born July 29, 1921, at Recd Creek a son of the late Edward Porpst and Martha Carr Propst.  He was married to Pauline Helmick Propst who preceded him in death in October 1958.

He is survived by two sisters Bessie Arbogast of Hamilton, Va. and Virginia Lansberry of Thomas; six grandchidlren and six great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by a daughter Martha Lee Rose; a son Jerry Propst and a sister Ruth Firl.

He was a retired truck driver for the Virginia Department of Highways. 

Friends were received at the Ender & Shirley Funeral Home of Berryville, Va. on Nov. 5.  Graveside rites were conducted at Rose Hill Cemetery, Thomas, on Nov. 6.   

Edith Smallwood

Edith Virginia Smallwood, 81, of Parsons, and formerly of Summit Point, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at Parsons.

She was born Oct. 25, 1923, in Summit Point, the daughter of the late Arthur Deck and Evelyn Carper Deck.  On July 30, 1947, in Berryville, Va., she was married to Philip F. Smallwood, who preceded her in death on July 10, 1996.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon (and Curtis) Wimer, of Parsons; and two grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by one brother, Julian Deck.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Summit Point United Methodist Church in Summit Point.

Friends were received at the Enders & Shirley Funeral Home in Berryville, Va., on Nov. 5.  Funeral services were held on Nov. 6 at the funeral home chapel Saturday with the Rev. John Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Berryville. 

Bernice Sowers
Bernice Virginia Sowers, 96, of Waldorf Health Care Center, Waldorf, Md., and formerly of Thomas, died  Nov. 7, at Waldorf Health Care Center.

She was born March 29, 1908, in Cumberland, Md., a daughter of the late Joseph and Mae Seymore Dean.

Survivors include a son, Harry Jack Sowers of South Riding, Va.; one daughter, Barbara McGlynn of Waldorf, Md.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Sowers, in 1988, a son; three brothers and three sisters. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She was a housewife and a member of the Thomas United Methodist Church.

Friends were received at Hinkle Funeral Home on Tuesday Nov. 7.  Funeral services will be held Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. at Thomas United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Thomas. 

Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.






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