George, Jr, Harry

December 09, 2003

On a beautiful sunny day with a fresh blanket of snow covering the ground, HARRY GEORGE, Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Frederick Memorial Hospital on Saturday, December 6, 2003. He was a resident of Brunswick, Maryland and Honeymoon Island, Florida. He was the son of the late Harry Yakey and Lena Leslie George. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Bowie Marley George, and three children Barbara Bowie George of Greensboro, North Carolina, Harry George III and wife Darlene of Frederick, and Randolph Bowie George of Brunswick; and two grandchildren Lena and Olivia Eyring of Greensboro, North Carolina. He attended Brunswick High School and was a graduate of Augusta Military Academy and Washington and Lee University. His athletic ability and love of baseball allowed him to play on the 1928-29 Brunswick High School Frederick County Championship Baseball team where he started at second base. He continued playing baseball at Washington and Lee where he started at third base coming up against the likes of future New York Yankee Charlie Keller. He was a Lieutenant in the US Navy during WWII serving from 1942-1946. A local businessman and an entrepreneur, he was the owner of S.W. George and Company of Brunswick. He was a member of the Harper's Ferry Cooking Club, the January Club, and the Cotillion Club as well as a life member of Steadman Keenan Post #96 of the American Legion in Bruswick. He also served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of F&M Bank, which began as Peoples National Bank of Brunswick, and of which his grandfather was one of the founders and his father was President. He was a member of St. James United Church of Christ of Lovettsville, Virginia. Friends may call from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Tuesday, December 9, at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, Maryland. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The Funeral will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 10 at 11:00 AM. Internment will follow at St. James Cemetery, Lovettsville, Virginia. The Steadman Keenan Post Honor Guard will perform Military Honors at the graveside with John Nelson sounding Taps. The pallbearers are Fred Lee George, Renace Painter, Richard Mullen, Mark Tarleton, Jesse Thompson, and Danny Hurwitz. Honorary bearers will be Bill Hopwood, Lester Fraley, Andy Williams, Jeff Merriman, and Mitch McMurray. In lieu flowers, contributions may be made to St. James Reformed Cemetery Company, c/o Carol Miller, Treasurer, 11861 George's Mill Road, Lovettsville, Virginia 20180.

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