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Dale A. Root 1950-2024

Dale was a staple of the Blue Ridge Summit community; everyone knew and loved him. He was also an accomplished open water fisherman,.

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Floyd R. Reiley 1931-2024

Floyd was a very active and involved member of Bethel Assembly of God in Chambersburg. He was a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

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Miriam M. Ryder 1930-2024

Mrs. Ryder was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She Loved the Lord Jesus and enjoyed quilting, painting, sewing, cooking, gardening, teaching others and studying her Bible.

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Evelyn S. Shatzer 1932-2024

Evelyn was primarily a homemaker and loved taking care of her family and others throughout her lifetime. She was a longtime member of King Street Church.

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Dennis W. Flythe 1953-2024

Denny attended Greencastle Antrim High School and graduated from Delaware State University. He focused on providing for his family and creating a legacy.

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Arnold W. Wagaman 1939-2024

Arnie was employed at Mack Truck as a quality control specialist until his retirement; a total of 39 years. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing and gardening.

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Shelby Jean Schultz 1936-2024

Aside from gatherings with family, Shelby and her husband enjoyed traveling, including a driving adventure across most of the states and national parks in the USA.

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Lois J Heintzelman 1933-2024

Mrs. Heintzelman enjoyed traveling, especially to a home, owned by her and her husband at Smith Mountain Lake in VA. She greatly enjoyed the time spent there.

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Lance M. Ohler 1959-2024

Lance enjoyed hunting and fishing with his close friends and family. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and his dog Benji.

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Mildred L. Burge 1943-2024

Mildred enjoyed singing in the church choir, solo performances, and also karaoke. Mildred was known as an excellent cook and loved her many dogs throughout her life.

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Juan Eugene Feight 1943-2024

Juan spent much of his adult life living in North Carolina. He had a passion for cooking which grew into a catering business. He returned to his roots in Pennsylvania in 2016. 

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The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

Rooted in the heart of Franklin County and powered by its residents, the Franklin County Free Press continues to bridge the gap, ensuring that the local stories, events, and issues that matter most to the community remain in the spotlight.