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Eddie L. Chaney
Eddie L. Chaney, 61, of Sunbury, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, November 28, 2013, at
Geisinger Medical Center.
Eddie was born in York, on Jan. 6, 1952, a son of the late Robert Chaney, Sr., and Mattie
Chaney, who survives in York.
Eddie graduated from West End H.S. 1970 in York, and attended Mary Holmes Junior College in
West Point, Miss.
Eddie came to know Jesus at the Mount Zion Baptist Church in York at the age of 12.
Eddie now is a member of H2 Church, Sunbury.
He had worked for AT&T, in real estate and finally for the North Health Services as a caregiver.
He loved helping people especially kids, and the kids that didn’t have much. Loved to cook for
people and would even pull people off the streets to cook for them.
He enjoyed large gatherings, gardening, basketball and was a sports fanatic.
He loved kids, especially his own and would find a reason to raise funds for all kids’ activities in
the school district.
His family was most important to him. He lived his belief and made a difference.
On April 21, 1988 he married Karen M. Dougherty, who survives. Also surviving are his children,
Josh Edward Chaney, of Sunbury, Bernadette N. Chaney, of Sunbury and stepson, Sean D.
Hogan, of Harrisburg; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Robert Jr., George and Ella, both of
Cleveland, Ohio, and Willie J. and Carol, of Cape May Court House, N. J.; and five sisters and
three brothers-in-law, Addie Bea and Walter Shelton, of Chicago, Ill., Lorene Sledge and Sarah
Gaines Watson, of York, Mildred and Joe Jacobs of Wildwood, N. J., and Dorothy and Samuel
Blakely of Cleveland, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 9 to 10:55 a.m. Thursday at the Otterbein U. M. Church, 356 Vine Sts.,
Sunbury, followed by a Home Going Service to be celebrated at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mark
Gittens, his pastor officiating.
Burial will follow in Pomfret Manor Cemetery, Sunbury.
Arrangements are being handled by the David T. Zweier Funeral Home Inc., Sunbury, Pa.
For condolences and more visit www.davidzweierfuneralhome,
Kurtis Lequan Chaney
Kurtis Lequan Chaney, age 32, of York, died December 3, 2013, in Coffeeville. Services were 1
p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church in York with Rev.
Wesley Winston officiating. Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery in Livingston with McInnis
Mortuary directing. Public viewing was 1 until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body lie in
state one hour prior to service at the church.
Tommie James Foster
Tommie James Foster, age 76, of Gainesville, died Nov. 28, 2013, at Sumter Rehab in York.
Services were 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Gainesville. Burial
will follow in Gainesville Community Cemetery with Gandy Funeral Home of Eutaw directing.
Visitation was one hour prior to services at the church.
Frank James Kennon
Frank James Kennon, age 84, of Ward, died December 1, 2013, at Rush Foundation Hospital in
Meridian, Miss. Services were 11 a.m. Saturday at Pine Grove A. M. E. Zion Church with Rev.
Willie J. Vines officiating. Burial followed in Ward Chapel Cemetery with Hardaway Funeral
Services directing. The body lie in state one hour prior to services at the church. Visitation was
Friday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Edris Newell Kessler
Funeral services for Edris Newell Kessler, 90, a former resident of York were held Saturday,
December 7, 2013 at 11 A.M. from the Chapel of Bumpers Funeral Home in York with Rev. David
Wilkinson officiating. Burial followed in the York City Cemetery. Visitation was at the funeral home
one hour prior to the service.
Ms. Kessler passed away on December 1, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was retired director of
admissions at Burke Rehabilitation in White Plains, New York.
Survivors include her son Alan Kessler (Linda) of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughter Susan Kessler
Chandler (Albert) of Bangkok, Thailand; grandchildren Virginia Chandler and Sierra Chandler.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Kessler; her parents Gid and Kate Newell; her
brothers G.H. Newell and Rufus Newell; and her sister Doris Hinton.
Memorial contributions to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. Visit
bumpersfuneralhome.com to sign the online register and post condolences to the family.
Bumpers Funeral Home of York will be in charge of arrangements.
Martha L. Laws Strickland
Martha L. Laws Strickland, age 77, of Tuscaloosa, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at DCH
Regional Medical Center. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013 with
Bro. Albert Lyles officiating and Heritage Chapel Funeral Home and Cremations, a Dignity
Memorial Provider, directing. Burial will be held in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Jena.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2013 at Heritage Chapel.
Martha is preceded in death by her parents, Eulion and Alice Earnest Laws; husband, Billy
Strickland; sister, Milber Laws; brother, Gerald Laws; step-daughter, Linda Strickland; and her
grandson, Daniel Strickland.
She is survived by her sons, David (Pam) Strickland, Scott (Luann) Strickland, and John, Mark
and Luke Strickland; her sisters, Louise Gee and Kathy Denise; brothers, Raymond and Junior
Laws; grandchildren, Bryan Strickland, Christi Strickland Allan, and Tia Strickland; and her great
grandchild, Daniel Logan Allan.
Martha was born in Tinsman, Arkansas on January 23, 1936. Martha met Billy in Little Rock, Ark.,
married, and moved to the Tuscaloosa area. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and
had many friends across the United States.
Her best friend was Jesus and her display of love and forgiveness were a hallmark of a life well
lived. She will be greatly missed by all.
Pallbearers were Mike, Keith, Steve, and Glen Strickland.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mike and Ken Largin, and Mike Thomas. In Lieu of flowers, donation
may be made to your favorite church.
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