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Obituaries for the week of Feb. 3

02/04/2020 05:47PM ● By Steven Hoffman


Betty Andrews Langer, 85, of Pine Mountain Valley, GA, passed away on Jan. 27 at her home. 

She was born in Philadelphia on September 14, 1934 to Arthur and Eleanor O’Neal Andrews. She attended public school in Philadelphia and on February 10, 1955, she married William “Bill” Langer. She and her family moved to Harris County in 1964 and she worked at the front desk of the Holiday Inn (now Mountain Creek Inn) in Pine Mountain, GA. She later took a position as secretary at the Harris County Junior High School and finally worked as a bookkeeper for Hargett Wood Products. She loved watching football, antiquing and collecting, especially Santas, but more than anything, she will be fondly remembered for her love of hosting her family for dinners and holiday events.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Langer, and four siblings, Jeannette Andrews, Artie Andrews, Wilbur Andrews and Eleanor Doperak.

She is survived by her daughters, Dawn Clack of Richmond Hill, GA, Debbie Thorne of Pine Mountain Valley, Denise Frantum (and her husband, Steve) of Hamilton, Donna Langer of Pine Mountain Valley; and one sister, Helen Warren of Coatesville, Pa; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A private memorial will be held at a later date in Pine Mountain, Ga.


Tilden Glen “Mike” Haley, passed away peacefully at his home in Nottingham on Jan. 28. He was 83.

Known to his family as “Glen,” he was born in Charleston, WV on Oct. 1, 1936, the oldest son of the late Tilden Creel and Beulah Grace Haley. Friends and family also know him as “Mike,” the loving husband of Cindy for 34 years, and devoted father to his stepdaughter, Heather (married to Greg) McCummings of West Grove, son, Michael Haley of Hainesport, NJ, and his youngest son, the late Jason Haley. He was also a beloved Poppy/Pop Pop/Old Pop to his grandchildren, Hannah, Colton and Austin McCummings, Delaney and Anthony Haley, Angela Cluck, Brielle Hervey and the late Shay Rose Haley; and great-grandchildren, Hunter, Leah Ann and Emily. He is also survived by his two sisters, Lenora Susan Hood of Lorain, OH and Maryann Crowder of Charleston, WV, and many nephews and nieces. His brother, Charles Wesley Haley of Newport News, VA predeceased him.

Mike was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He retired from the Burlington County College in New Jersey as a HVAC Mechanic in 2006. Prior to that, he worked at his business of office furniture installation and repair.

He enjoyed golf, traveling, walking, the outdoors and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

Arrangements will take place in West Virginia privately in the spring.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st StreetSuite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or the Brandywine Valley Home Health Care and Hospice, 121 Bell Tower Lane, Oxford, PA 19363. Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Oxford.

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Catherine Anna Chapman, age 91, of Rising Sun, Md., passed away on Jan. 27. She was born on Sept. 5, 1928 in Rising Sun, Md. to the late Harry Wilbur Reider and Bessie Nicholina (Berreker) Reider.

Catherine worked as a seamstress and cashier at the Bainbridge Naval Training Center and also worked in the cafeteria at Rising Sun Elementary School for many years. She attended the Grace Bible Chapel Church. Catherine enjoyed attending the Cecil County Fair and her favorite event was the demolition derby. She also enjoyed watching boxing and wrestling and loved going to the beach. Her favorite beach to visit was Ocean City, Md. Catherine took on the role as a caregiver for her five grandchildren for many years while their parents worked. She was devoted to her family and had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her cat, Cookie was her pride and joy, and the cat will miss Catherine greatly. Throughout her life, she owned many animals, and she loved cats and toy poodles. Catherine will be missed dearly by family and friends.

Catherine is survived by her daughters: Pauline Morrow (and her husband, Michael Jr.), Darlene Nicholas (and her husband, Dennis), Marlene Olejar (and her husband, Edward), and Charlene Haines (and her husband, Benjamin); her grandchildren: Cathy Rohrer (and her husband, Rob), Robin Depew, Michael Morrow lll (and his wife, Tina), Susan McMillan (and her husband, Jeff), and Carrie Ferraro (and her husband, John); her great-grandchildren: Brianna Rohrer, Madison Garvin (and her husband, Josh), Meghan Rohrer, Brent Jenkins, Clayton McMillan, Ava Morrow, Nicholas Depew, Sara Morrow, Michael Morrow IV, Justis McMillan (and her son, Kolton); her step-grandsons: Lowell Haines (and his wife, Mandy) and Bobby Haines; her step great-grandchildren: Amber Timmons (and her husband, Danny), Dan Nailor (and his wife, Brittney), Tyler Haines (and his wife, Fei); great-great-grandchildren: Danica, CJ, Sunni, Olivia, Roo, and Zoey.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Chapman; son, Harry James Chapman, brother, Wilbur Delaware Reider; sisters: Leora Minnie Reider and Alice Logene Reider.

A viewing was held on Jan. 30 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A. in Rising Sun, Md. A celebration of Catherine’s life was held on Jan. 31 at Grace Bible Church, Rising Sun, Md. Burial was at Friends Cemetery. To send online condolences, please visit,


Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean and Vietnam Wars as a Senior Chief Petty Officer in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and along the East Coast of the United States.
He was an active member of Sacred Heart Church, Oxford. Edward sang in the choir and served as sacristan. He enjoyed fishing, reading, praying and especially spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his three children, Marilee Connor (John) of Norristown, Edward J. Nadrotowicz (Patricia) of Monroe, NY and Eileen Bates (Thomas) of NC; eight grandchildren, Kathryn, Nicholas, Jack, Zachary, Thomas, Jason, William and Sophia; and three step-grandchildren, Lauren, Brendan and Malerie.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church.
Interment was in Oxford Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 203 Church Road, Oxford, PA 19363
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Oxford.
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Dorothy Lee Bennett, 81, of Nottingham, passed away on Jan. 31, at Penn Medicine Hospice, West Chester.

She was the wife of the late James M. Bennett. 


Born in London Grove Township, Chester County, she was the daughter of the late Graham and Leona Rich Heath.

She was a Baptist by faith.

Dorothy loved watching NASCAR, reading Danielle Steel books, country music and travelling.

She is survived by four daughters, Robin L. Brooks, Karen L. Steffy, Kathy L. Williams and Rebecca L. Pine; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and four siblings.

She was preceded in death by five siblings.

Services are private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Penn Medicine Hospice, 400 E Marshall St., West Chester, PA 19380.
Arrangements by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Oxford.
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Charles “Danny” Daniel Gwaltney, Sr., 65, of Earlville, Md., passed away on Feb. 1. He was born on Sept. 6, 1954 in Rising Sun, Md. to the late William Bryant Gwaltney, Sr. and Rose Marie (Moore) Gwaltney.

Danny was a member of the Wards Hill Baptist Church in Warwick, Md. for over 30 years.

Danny is survived by his wife of 37 years, Diana Gwaltney; daughter, Amy Watercutter and her husband, Brian; son, Charles Daniel Gwaltney, Jr. and his wife, Danielle; seven grandchildren: Zack, Hannah, Brandon, Chase, Reba, Lexi, and Jackson; six sisters and one brother. In addition to his parents, Danny is preceded in death by one sister.

A celebration of Danny’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, 111 S. Queen St. Rising Sun, Md.,  where family and friends may begin visiting at 9 a.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Baptist Cemetery. To send online condolences, please visit