COOKE — David “Pappy” Cooke, 63, of Airport Road, of Paxinos. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service at 6 p.m., Jan. 6, 2021, in the Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, 1323 Centre St., Ashland. Officiating will be Rev. Jeremy Smallwood, pastor of the Lavelle Church of the Nazarene, Lavelle. Due to the pandemic and to keep everyone safe, there will be no receiving line prior to or after the service. Visit

KERPRICH — John J. “Jack” Kerprich, 84, of 223 N. Park St., Mount Carmel. Funeral services will be announced at a later date. Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz, III, supervisor, has been entrusted with the arrangements. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit the tribute wall at

MILLER — Sheryl A. Miller, 63, of 170 E. Dewart St., Shamokin. A funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Brown officiating. Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin. Lori Ann Campbell, supervisor. In lieu of flowers, send memorial contributions to Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin 17872, to defray funeral costs. To send condolences to the family, go to

WHITMER — Pastor Barry L. Whitmer, 76, of Mountainhome. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Oakland Cemetery in Mountainhome with his son, Brian Whitmer, officiating. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to Pocono Bible Church, P.O. Box 243, Mountainhome, PA 18342.

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