2009-01-29 / Obituaries

Miles W. Horne McConnellsburg, 90

Miles W. Horne, 90, a resident of the long term care unit of Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg, and formerly of Hustontown, died Thursday afternoon, January 22, 2009, at the Medical Center.

Born September 16, 1918, in Mount Union, Huntingdon County, he was the son of the late Miles T. Horne and Myrtle Anderson. He was married to Geraldine N. Brown on March 26, 1940. His wife of 62 years preceded in death on March 21, 2003.

He is survived by five children: Dolores Swope and husband Lester and Bonnie Houck and husband Merrill, both of Chambersburg; Fred Horne and wife Sharon and Ronald Horne and wife Nancy, both of Hustontown, and Donald Horne and wife Panda of Fort Littleton; 15 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; six half-sisters: Lillian Cowan, Orbisonia; Madeline Garland, Mc- Connellsburg; Kay Rosenberry, Hustontown; and June Sellers, Eunice Seville and Virginia Finley, all of Chambersburg.

Four half-sisters and three half-brothers are deceased.

A member of Walnut Grove Church of God, Three Springs, he had served as a deacon, elder, superintendent and Sunday School teacher. He also sang in the men's group of the church. In addition, he was a member of Gideons International, Fulton County Camp.

He had owned and operated Miles Horne and Sons Plumbing and Heating, Hustontown, from 1975 until his retirement in 1997. Prior to that he had worked for McKelvey Oil Co., DeShong Oil and Gas Co., and Lewis Metzler, all of Harrisonville. He had also worked for Keystone Grate and Blower Works, Chambersburg, and in earlier years had been a truck driver and coal miner.

He was fond of the outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2009 at Walnut Grove Church of God, RD, Three Springs. Rev. Kenneth Cornelius and Pastor Travis Mellott officiated. Interment was made in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

M. R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, Fulton County Camp, P. O. Box 642, McConnellsburg, PA 17233

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