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ELIZABETH S. FOOTE
LONACONING - Elizabeth Stewart Wattenschaidt Foote, 84, of Charlestown Road, Lonaconing, died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born Nov. 6, 1913, in Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late Julius Marx and Margaret (Jeffrey) Wattenschaidt. She also was preceded in death by her husband, George Foote, July 9, 1958; and two brothers, William and Earl Wattenschaidt. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Foote was a former employee of the Celanese Fibers Corporation, a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1932, a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lonaconing, the United Methodist Women, and the Senior Citizens of Georges Creek.

Surviving are two sons, William G. Foote, Freemont, Calif., Robert M. Foote, Lonaconing; two daughters, Joann E. Willison, Frostburg, and Juanita L. Stoutamyer, Jefferson, Md.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, Lonaconing, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Mortimore officiating.

Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Lonaconing.

EDGAR J. "SNOOK" FOOTEN
WESTERNPORT - Edgar Joseph "Snook" Footen, 84, of 431 Vine St., Westernport, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born Oct. 28, 1913, in Westernport, he was the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Dunn) Footen.

Mr. Footen retired from the Westvaco Corp. with 25 years of service, having worked in the finishing room. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a life member of Victory Post 155, American Legion, and a member of the El Fidel Club. He was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Westernport.

Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Lorraine (Dunk) Footen; one brother, Thomas Footen, McCoole; and one sister, Thelma Nichols, Westernport.

Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Matthew Riegel officiating.

At Mr. Footen's request, he will be cremated. Interment will be in the Philos Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

KEYSHA C. FOSTER 
CUMBERLAND - Keysha Carol Foster, 17, of Jane Frazier Village, Cumberland, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 1997, at the Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, as a result of an automobile accident.
Born Feb. 10, 1980, in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of Patricia (Foster) Middleton, Cumberland, and Robert C.J. Martinez. She also was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandmother, Irene Powell.

Miss Foster was a Junior at Fort Hill High School. She was a member of the Maryland's Tomorrow Program, Who's Who of America and of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Cumberland. She also worked for the Western Maryland Consortium for four years.

Surviving besides her parents are her stepfather, Renaldo E. Middleton, Cumberland; one brother, Johnathan Foster, Cumberland, formerly of N.J.; two sisters, Robin Foster, Cumberland, formerly of N.J., and RaShanna Middleton, Cumberland; maternal grandparents, Carolyn Foster and Claude Foster, N.J.; one aunt, Lynda Martin, Cumberland; one uncle, Shawn Foster, Hawaii; and a host of family and friends.

Friends will be received at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Cumberland Street, on Wednesday form 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the church on Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John B. McIntyre officiating.

Interment will be in Oxen Hill, Md.

Leasure-Stein Funeral Home, Cumberland, is in charge of arrangements.

RUTH R. FOSTER 
MOOREFIELD, W.Va. - Ruth R. Foster, 78, of Second Lane, Moorefield, and Bayard, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 22, 1997, at the Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born April 4, 1919, in Dobbin, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Virgie A. (Knotts) Poling. She also was preceded in death by her second husband, Dr. Joseph Foster, in 1995.

Mrs. Foster was the owner/operator of Ruth's General Store, Bayard, since 1975, and was a member of the Fairview Church of the Brethren, Oakland, Md.

Surviving are three daughters, Nancy L. Dixon and husband Bill, Baltimore, Sandra L. Denton and husband Les, Oakland, and Sue E. Jamison and husband Perry, Rawlings, Md.; three sons, James A. Dunithan and wife Jeannie, Purgitsville, Richard L. Dunithan and wife Betty, Olympia, Wash., and Harry D. Dunithan and wife Shiela, Chester, Va.; two half sisters, Bertie Barkley, Flemington, and Sylvia Beeghly, Oakland; three half brothers, Garrett Davy, Walter Davy and Albert Davy, all of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland.

Services will be held at the Bayard United Methodist Church on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Moon, the Rev. Shelba Sisler and the Rev. Ray Rodeheaver officiating. 

Friends may call the church one hour prior to services.

Interment will be in the Bayard Cemetery.

GOLDIE J. FOUT
AUGUSTA, W.Va. - Goldie Jane Fout, 80, of Augusta, W.Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, at her residence.
Born Sept. 9, 1917, in Kline, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Miller and Minnie Anderson (Heavener) Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse J. Fout, on June 21, 1997; one daughter; one son; one grandson; four brothers; and three sisters.

Mrs. Fout was a homemaker. She was a member of the Augusta Assembly of God Church. She was a person who did many acts of kindness and community deeds.

Surviving are one daughter, Ernestine Fout, Augusta; two sons, William "Bill" Fout and Jackie Fout, both of Augusta; nine grandchildren; eight great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; and many foster children.

Friends will be received at the McKee Funeral Home, Augusta, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at the Augusta Assembly of God Church on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Irving Howard, Pastor Kenneth Phares, and Robert Jeffreys officiating.

Interment will be in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

STEVEN L. FOX
NEW CREEK, W.Va. - Steven Lee Fox, 18, of Cut-Off Road, New Creek, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born Jan. 27, 1979, in Winchester, Va., he was a son of Ronald A. Fox, Winchester, Va., and Deborah Sue (Metcalfe) Kuhn, of New Creek. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Russell Metcalfe, formerly of Piedmont.

Steven was a member of the Class of 1996 at Keyser High School and was employed as a mechanic with CCI Inc. He was a member of the Westernport Church of the Brethren and was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman.

In addition to his parents, surviving are his stepfather, Stephen B. Kuhn, New Creek; his stepmother, Kimberly D. Fox, Winchester, Va.; two brothers, Ron A. Fox, Fort Campbell, Ken., and David P. Fox, at home; one stepbrother, Justin R. Bayliss, Winchester, Va.; one stepsister, Ashley L. Kuhn, at home; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Metcalfe, Piedmont; and paternal grandparents, Edgar A. and Audrey G. Fox, Westernport, Md.

Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Smith Funeral Home, Keyser, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Westernport Church of the Brethren on Monday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Ervin Huston officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Steven Lee Fox Memorial Fund, c/o F&M Bank, 87 North Main St., Keyser, WV 26726.

PAUL P. FRANCIOSI
CUMBERLAND - Paul P. Franciosi, 69, of Cumberland, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born Nov. 13, 1928, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Silvio and Adelina (Carpenti) Franciosi. He also was preceded in death by one brother, Norbert Franciosi; and one sister, Katherine Franciosi.

Mr. Franciosi was retired from the CSX Railroad, Cumberland. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Railroad Retirees Club.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret H. (Mantheiy) Franciosi; one daughter, Angela Marie Franciosi, Cumberland; two sons, Mark A. Franciosi, Cumberland, and Robert E. Franciosi and wife Bonnie, Altoona, Pa.; three brothers, Anthony Franciosi and wife Doris, Thomas Franciosi and wife Wilma, all of Cumberland, Valentine Franciosi and wife Marie, Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Grace Scaletta, Cumberland; one granddaughter, Heather A. Franciosi, Cumberland; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Monday at 9:30 a.m. with Father Milton A. Hipsley as celebrant.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

A Christian wake service will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday at 3 p.m.

The family requests contributions be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church.

LOLA M. FRANCIS 
KEYSER, W.Va. - Lola M. Francis, 88, of 12 N. Main St., Keyser, died Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home.
Born Feb. 14, 1909, in Barton, Md., she was the daughter of the late Perry Phillips and the late Mary Ellen (Brooks) Phillips. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Francis, in 1954; a granddaughter, Karen Bush; one brother, Aubrey Phillips; and two sisters, Alma Francis and Olive Morrison.

Mrs. Francis was a homemaker. She formerly worked at West Virginia Pulp and Paper. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, Keyser.

Surviving are one son, Jerry Francis and wife Martha, Keyser; three daughters, Betty Simpson, Keyser, Rosemary Tichnell and husband Willard, and Cindy Leatherman and husband Norman, all of New Creek; two sisters, Sylvia Wilt, New Jersey, and Helen Fout, Harrisonburg, Va.; grandchildren, Donald Francis, David Francis, Jerry Simpson, Kim Simpson, Sharon Simpson, Jody Leatherman, and Jamie Leatherman; and great-grandchildren, Ashley Kuhn, Becky Francis, Jeremy Simpson, and Bryan Simpson.

Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Thursday from 7 to 9 and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home on Friday at 7 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Assumption Catholic Church, Keyser, on Saturday at 10 a.m. with Father Ivan Lebar, TOR, as celebrant.

Interment will be in St. Peters Cemetery, Westernport.

HILDA V. FRANKENBERRY 
CUMBERLAND - Hilda Virginia Frankenberry, 74, of Cumberland, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997, at Cumberland Nursing Home.
Born July 19, 1923, in Cresaptown, she was a daughter of the late Christopher Milton Snyder and the late Hilda Juanita Lea Faye (Hershberger) Snyder.

Mrs. Frankenberry was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Ronald C. Frankenberry, Forest Hill; two daughters, Lynda K. Pfeffer and husband Richard, Forest Hill, and Carla S. Shober and husband Richard, Jr., Cumberland; two sisters, Wilma Snyder, Cresaptown, and Ruth Ann Babcock and husband Rev. Theron, Cresaptown; three grandchildren, Pamela Brink, Baltimore, Cynthia Pfeffer, Forest Hill, and Sheila Pfeffer, Forest Hill.

Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ken Korns officiating.

Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Ricewick Sr., Robert Stevenson, Calvin Jones, Robert Crump, Richard Shober Sr., Gilbert Frankenberry, and James Ricewick Jr.

JOHN A. FRANKLIN
KEYSER, W.Va. - John Albert Franklin, 88, of 42 Maryland St., Keyser, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 1997, in Hagerstown, Md.
Born April 21, 1909, in Henry, he was a son of the late Francesco and Marie (Carbacio) Antonetto.

Mr. Franklin was a retired employee of the Celanese Amcelle Corporation, Cumberland, and a salesman for Ludwick's Chevrolet Garage, Keyser. He was a graduate of Keyser High School where he was a founding member of the Keyser High School Band. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the Aleutian Islands during the Alaskan Campaign from 1944 to 1946.

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Keyser; Boyce-Houser Post No. 41 American Legion, Keyser, Nancy Hanks Post No. 3518 VFW, Keyser, Loyal Order of Moose No. 662, Keyser, Sons of Italy, Piedmont, and the Democratic Party.

Surviving are his wife, Naomi (Wilt) Franklin; one son, Chris Franklin, Keyser and Hagerstown; one brother, Joseph Antonett, Headsville; one sister, Lorraine Dawson, Baltimore; two grandchildren, Angela Franklin, Morgantown, and Jay Franklin, Keyser; three nephews, Ronald Franklin, York, Pa., Capt. W.P. Franklin, Keyser, and Donald Franklin, Sarasota, Fla.; three nieces, Pamela Ann Wharton, LaVale, Md., Shirley Dawson, Baltimore, and Beverly Thorn, Keyser; and special friend, Tudor.

Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Smith Funeral Home, Keyser, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Donald D. Coleman officiating.

Interment will be in Queens Point Cemetery, Keyser.

Military honors will be accorded at the graveside.

RODNEY A. FRAZIER 
CUMBERLAND - Rodney Arnold Frazier, 35, of 437 Pine Ave., Cumberland, died Monday, Aug. 11, 1997, at Memorial Hospital as a result of an accident, where he was electrocuted and fell from a ladder while cleaning Kline's Furniture Store, for painting.
Born Dec. 7, 1962, in Baltimore, he was the son of Robert L. Frazier, with whom he resided, and the late Mary D. (Chainey) Frazier.

Mr. Frazier worked with Kenny Custom Painting. He received an Associate of Arts degree from Hagerstown Community College, and received the Earl Bracey Scholarship from Allegany College of Maryland, where he last attended. He also served in the Maryland National Guard Reserves and was a member of the Fort Recovery.

Surviving besides his father are one brother, Robert A. Frazier, Baltimore; two sisters, Cynthia Green, Baltimore, and Rita J. Holman, Mount Vernon, Ind.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Toni Washington, Cumberland.

A memorial service will be conducted at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, on Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Curtis officiating.

DONALD H. FRATZ 
ACCIDENT - Donald Henry Fratz, 67, of 824 Accident-Bittinger Road, Accident, and also Deep Creek Lake, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.
Born May 3, 1930, in Accident, he was a son of the late Walter H. and Anna V. (Bittinger) Fratz.

He also was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Wright; and two brothers, Robert and Wayne Fratz.

Mr. Fratz was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Accident, and was president of W.H. Fratz Inc. He was a member of the Garrett County Democrat Club and was currently serving his fourth term as chairman of the Democrat State Central Committee. He was a past president and currently secretary-treasurer of the Friendsville Rotary Club, served on the Garrett County Salary and Wage Committee, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Anna Mary (Savage) Fratz, five sons, D. Douglas Fratz, Gaithersburg, Jeffrey Fratz, Hagerstown, Michael Fratz and Shawn Fratz, both of McHenry, and Steven Fratz, Accident; two daughters, Julie Fratz-Orr, Oakland, and Lisa Bonar, Accident; two brothers, Allen Fratz and Gary Fratz, both of Accident; three sisters, June Wilt, Cumberland, Wilma Edwards, McHenry, and Martha Leese, Frostburg; 13 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one step-great-granddaughter.

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Accident, on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Wilfred Karsten officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Wilt Jr., Delbert Leese Jr., Greg Fratz, Dwayne Fratz, Seth Fratz, and Dennis Savage. Honorary pallbearers will be Brent Fratz, Greg Oester, Darrell Savage, and Rick Bond.

Military graveside honors will be accorded by Grantsville Post No. 214, American Legion.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to either Zion Lutheran Church or Northern Garrett County Rescue Squad.

WANDA M. FLINN FRIDDLE
PETERSBURG, W.Va.- Wanda M. (Flinn) Friddle, 72, of Petersburg, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997, at Grant Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 15, 1925, in Belleville, Wood County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James Olin Flinn, Sr., and Anna Marie (Toomey) Flinn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. "Pete" Friddle, Jr., on June 3, 1994; three brothers, William Flinn, James Olin Flinn, Jr., and Bobby Gene Flinn; one sister, Beulah Schriver.

Wanda was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church and member of the Order of Eastern Star, Moorefield Chapter 102.

Surviving are two sons, Charles H. Friddle III and wife, Penny, Elkins, W.Va., and S. Todd Friddle, Charleston, S.C.; one daughter, Mrs. James (Phyllis) Cole, Petersburg; six grandchildren, Holly and Jennifer Cole, Charles H. "Chip" Friddle IV, Katherine, Molly and Austin Friddle; one sister, Ruth Arbogast, Petersburg; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Main Street United Methodist Church, Petersburg, on Saturday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Meredith Ball and the Rev. Don Scofield officiating.

Private interment will be in Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield, W.Va.

Family will receive friends following the memorial service at Main Street United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grant Memorial Hospital Building Fund; Mountaineer Athletic Club, Strength and Conditioning Department, P.O. Box 0877, Morgantown, WV 26507; Boy Scouts Troop 88, sponsored by First United Methodist Church, Kerens Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.

CARL RICHARD "DICK" FRIDLEY
RIDGELEY, W.Va. - Carl Richard "Dick" Fridley, 67, of Ridgeley, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997, at the Sacred Heart Hospital Hospice Unit.
Born Jan. 24, 1930, in Ridgeley, he was the son of the late Conrad "Jake" and Nellie G. (Justice) Fridley. He also was preceded in death by one brother, Clark Fridley.

He was a 1948 graduate of Ridgeley High School.

Mr. Fridley was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, having served in Okinawa. He retired from the Maryland National Guard, where he was a Sergeant First Class.

Mr. Fridley was retired from the Boilermakers Local #154, Pittsburgh, Pa. He also was a retired member of the Ironworkers Local #568, Cumberland.

He was a life member of the Gold Star Post #6452, V.F.W., Ridgeley.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Diane (Wilson) Fridley. He was a devoted father to three sons, David Fridley, Ridgeley, Gary Fridley and wife, Rhonda, Fort Ashby, W.Va., and Stephen Fridley and wife, Bonnie, Ridgeley; loving grandfather to Shane, Matthew, Brook, Stephanie, Scott, Daniel, and Holly Fridley; one brother, Conrad Dale Fridley, Manassas, Va.; one sister, Lois Jean Ringler, Ridgeley; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Vernon Beachum officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Disease Foundation, William Black Medical Research Building, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 710 West 168th St., New York, NY 10032-9982.

DR. ALVIN P. FRIEND
OAKLAND - Alvin P. Friend, DDS, 69, of Oakland, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.
Born June 20, 1927, in Swanton, he was a son of the late Lenuel F. Friend, and Delores (Sharpless) Friend. 

Dr. Friend was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He graduated from Potomac State College in 1948, and the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland, in 1952. He did an internship at the Oral Surgery Department of Spring Grove Hospital, and did residencies in oral surgery and anesthesiology at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky. Throughout his career, Dr. Friend presented many programs and clinics to numerous dental societies and associations. He also presented educational programs to civic organizations, as well as high school and college groups. He served as president of the medical staff of Garrett County Memorial Hospital, and as president of the Allegany-Garrett County Dental Society. He was past chairman of hospital dental services for the Maryland Dental State association, and past chairman of the hospital dental service committee of the Allegany-Garrett County Dental Society. He once won the honor of being Garrett County's Most Beautiful Person. 

He was a member of the Maryland State Dental Association; the Allegany-Garrett County Dental Society; the American Dental Association; the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology; the Christian-Medical Society; Missionary Dentists, Inc.; and the International College of Dentistry. He was a member of the Pine Grove Church of the Brethren, where he served as Sunday school superintendent, taught Sunday school, and sang in the church choir. He was a member of the Christian Businessmen's Group. He did short-term missionary service to Haiti, completing twelve missions starting in 1978. He was a lay church leader, and a counselor and speaker at youth conferences. He conducted Christian seminars and Bible study groups, and was a past president of the Union Rescue Mission in Cumberland.

Surviving are his wife, Ann (Phillippi) Friend; two sons, Jay Friend and fiance Sol Burnett, Sarasota, Fla., and Michael Phillippi and wife Dawn, McHenry; two daughters, Karen Wall and husband Ken, Sarasota, Fla., and Brenda Harvey and husband Dennis, Oakland; one brother, Ronald Friend and wife Beth, Oakland; one sister, Luella Baker and husband James, Swanton; eight grandchildren, Shawn, Shannon, Laura Ann, Adam, Courtney, Kimberly, Cayse, and Kristi; and one great-grandchild, Avery Nicole.

Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the Pine Grove Church of the Brethren Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Owen Preston and the Rev. Jack Beck officiating. 

Interment will be in Garrett County Memorial Gardens. 

Friends may call at the church one half hour before services.

The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the Pine Grove Church of the Brethren, or Hospice of Garrett County.

CLARENCE W. FRIEND 
FRIENDSVILLE - Clarence Wilbur Friend, 75, formerly of Friendsville, died Monday, June 2, 1997, at Moran Manor Nursing Home, Westernport, where he had been a resident for eight years.
Born March 30, 1922, in Accident, he was a son of the late Martin Luther and Clara Margaret (Brown) Friend. 

Mr. Friend was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was employed in construction and timber.

Surviving are his brother, Dale Friend, Sebring, Fla.; a nephew, Steve Friend, Frostburg; a niece, Linda Nugent, Sebring; and a great-nephew, Mark Nugent.

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Friendsville, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. George M. Harpold officiating.

Interment will be in Steele Cemetery.

SADIE MADGE FRIEND 
FRIENDSVILLE - Sadie Madge Friend, 100, of 31575 Garrett Highway, Accident, formerly of Friendsville, died Thursday, May 29, 1997, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville.
Born Sept. 22, 1896, in Mount Lick, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late James P. and Ida Florence (Wilfong) Townsend. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Ernest Friend, March 26, 1971; a son, Woodrow; and two daughters, Betty and Helen. She was the last surviving member of a family of 11 children.

Mrs. Friend was a member of the First Christian Church, and she was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, L. Grace Glass, Accident, and Ethel M. Hanft, Youngstown, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roland E. Nairn III officiating.

Interment will be in the Steele Cemetery, Friendsville.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Northern Garrett County Rescue Squad or the Heart Fund.

JAMES H. FRIES 
OAKLAND - James H. "Red" Fries, 87, of Oakland, died on Friday, June 27, 1997, at Oakland.
Born October 23, 1909, in Garrett County, he was a son of the late James Franklin Fries and Laura (DeWitt) Fries. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Twila A. Fries, in 1981. 

Mr. Fries was retired from the Howard County Board of Education. He was a local musician known by many.

Surviving are two daughters, Rosellen Brown, Savage, and Rose Sanders, Oakland; one son, James W. Fries, Oakland; one sister, Arletha Moreland, Oakland; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Friends may be call at the Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Fletcher officiating.

Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

ELIZABETH A. FRYER
RIDGELEY, W.Va. - Elizabeth Antoinette "Bessie" Fryer, 79, of Ridgeley, died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md.
Born Feb. 20, 1918, in Ridgeley, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Kroll) Malamphy. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Fryer Sr., in 1993; one son, Joseph Fryer; one sister, Anna Malamphy; and five brothers, Frank, Edward, William, Joseph, and James Malamphy.

Mrs. Fryer was a 1936 graduate of the Ursuline Academy. She had worked at Rosenbaum's, Cumberland Cloak, and Jeannine's. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Ladies Auxiliary Knights of Columbus Council No. 586, and the Cumberland Historical Cemetery Organization.

Surviving are three sons, Charles H. Fryer Jr. and wife Nellie, Furnace Acres, Ridgeley, Capt. Patrick L. Fryer, CHC, USN, Washington, D.C., and Stephen Fuller Fryer and wife Catherine, Valley View Addition, Ridgeley; three daughters, Mary Elizabeth Andrews and husband Harry, Keyser, Sheila Ann Mickey and husband Donald, Furnace Acres, Ridgeley, and Camilla Rae Whiteman and husband Roy "Buck;" 18 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Cumberland, on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Interment will be in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Cumberland.

The rosary will be recited at the funeral home on Monday at 2:15 p.m. led by Mary Ann Eckhart, assisted by members of the Cumberland Historical Cemetery Organization.

Memorial contributions may be made to either St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 121 Main St., Ridgeley, WV 26753, or to the Ridgeley Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 619, Ridgeley, WV 26753.

Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Patrick Nield, Timothy Nield, Dennis Mickey, Donald Mickey Jr., Christopher Whiteman, and Nicholas Fryer.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Donald Nield, Michael Nield, Teresa Lepley, Greg Fryer, Shane Mickey, Trina Fisher, Holly Mickey, Roy "Bucky" Whiteman Jr., Kevin Whiteman, Cheryl Peer, Stephen "Casey" Fryer, and Kati Fryer.

EVELYN BECKMAN FULK
CUMBERLAND - Evelyn Beckman Fulk, 80, formerly of Cumberland, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at the Loudoun Hospital Center, Sterling, Va.
Born Sept. 21, 1917, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Conrad and Elizabeth (Rank) Beckman.

Mrs. Fulk also was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Dale Fulk, on July 30, 1995.

She was a long-time resident of Wayne, Pa.

She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Wayne, Pa.

Survivors include one son, Harold Wayne Fulk; one daughter, Lizabeth Ann Bomberger; and four grandchildren, Jeffrey Wayne Fulk, Gregory John Fulk, Kristen Ann Bomberger, and Steven Richard Bomberger.

Friends will be received at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 1601 Frederick Street, Cumberland, on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m.

The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen F. Yelovich officiating.

Interment will be in St. Luke's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 203 North Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA 19333.

The George-Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, is in charge of arrangements.

CAROLYN R. FULLER 
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Carolyn Robinson Fuller, 72, of 806 Westminster Drive, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at her home.
Born Jan. 26, 1925, at Smithfield, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lester and Helen Robinson.

Mrs. Fuller met her husband, Robert Fuller, at Allegany High School, Cumberland, Md. She was a resident of Greensboro since 1967. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where she was active as a youth counselor. She was an ophthalmic technician with training at Suburban General Hospital, Pittsburgh, the University of Michigan, and John Hopkins. She retired from Shapiro Eyecare. She was a volunteer literacy tutor.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Robert Fuller, of the home; three daughters, Linda Hagemeyer and husband Richard, Charlotte, Celia Shown and husband Thomas, Raleigh, and Robin Foust and husband James, Moseley, Va.; one son, Robert Fuller and wife Vicki, Hopewell, N.J.; one brother, Lester Robinson and wife Betty, Chandler, Ariz.; one sister, Lelia Brown, Perry Hall, Md.; and nine grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the home on Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, from 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church following the service.

A memorial service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, Greensboro, on Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at 2 p.m.

A private inurnment will be at Westminster Gardens Chapel Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N. Holden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410, or Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summitt Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405.

Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel is serving the family.

DIANA M. FULLER
CUMBERLAND - Diana May Fuller, 93, of Cumberland, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born Dec. 25, 1903, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late William R. and Nancy B. (Workman) Thomas. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Truman C. Fuller; and one sister, Selina T. Shreve.

Mrs. Fuller was a cashier at the Central Restaurant in Cumberland. She was a member of the Centre Street United Methodist Church; Redman Degree of Pocahontas 258; American Legion, Fort Cumberland Post 13; Cumberland Outdoor Club Ladies Auxiliary; VFW Henry Hart Post 1411; Eagles Auxiliary 245; and Women of the Moose 914.

Surviving are one sister, Marilyn P. Amato, Baltimore; a special nephew, Robert H. Frame, Cumberland; and several other nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

A memorial service will be conducted by the Cumberland VFW Ladies Auxiliary on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

A prayer service will be conducted on Friday at 9 p.m. by the Rev. Lloyd B. McCanna.

Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Adam E. Grim officiating.

Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Cumberland. 

GARY L. FULLER 
CRESAPTOWN - Gary L. Fuller, 60, of Cresaptown, died Friday, May 23, 1997, at his residence.
Born Nov. 16, 1936, at Corriganville, he was a son of the late Albert C. and Catherine R. (Wineland) Fuller.

Mr. Fuller was a retired teamster and a member of Teamsters and Chauffeurs' Local 453.

Surviving are a daughter, Annette M. Flesher, LaVale; three grandchildren; two stepchildren; five step-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond C. Fuller and Bobby A. Fuller, both of Corriganville; and a sister, Shirley M. Robertson, Corriganville.

Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ken L. Korns officiating. 

Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

KENT B. FULLER
CUMBERLAND - Kent Blair Fuller, 63, of Bel Air, Cumberland, died Friday, Dec. 19, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born Oct. 22, 1934, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Walter and Blanche (Cooper) Fuller. He also was preceded in death by one brother, Brandon K. Fuller; and one sister, Shirley L. Williams.

Mr. Fuller was the retired Director of the Appalachian Environmental Lab for the University of Maryland, Frostburg. He also was a retired Professor Emeritus of the University of Maryland in 1997. Professor Fuller was a 1952 graduate of Allegany High School. He received his B.S. Degree in Education Administration from Frostburg State University in 1959 and his Master's Degree in Secondary Education from Frostburg State University in 1966.

Mr. Fuller was Presbyterian by faith. He was Vice President of the Western Allegany Kiwanis Club, author of numerous articles on environmental education, and he received many awards for his work on environmental education. Mr. Fuller also was a former teacher with the Allegany County School System.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Fuller, Bel Air; one daughter, Julie D. Fuller, at home; one son, Jason D. Fuller, Philadelphia, Pa.; three brothers, Dale B. Fuller, Cumberland, Donald W. Fuller, Bel Air, and Craig C. Fuller, Hagerstown; and one sister, Diana K. Wolodkin, Radford, Va.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., Cresaptown, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Lawrence A. Neumark officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.

The family request contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

LESTER W. FULTZ 
ROMNEY, W.Va. - Lester Willard Fultz, 81, of Romney, beloved husband, father, grandfather, stepgrandfather, and great-grandfather, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at his residence.
Born April 21, 1915, at Higgensville, he was a son of the late Benjamin T. and Agnes (King) Fultz. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Wyona (Haines) Fultz, in 1957; and one brother, Edward M. Fultz, in 1980.

Mr. Fultz was a truck driver for Moran Trucking Co., Westernport, and a farmer. He was a member of Little Capon Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee; and the Farm Credit Bureau and Southern States.

Surviving are his wife, Viola R. (Pingley) Fultz, Romney; three daughters, Ruby M. Albright, Romney, Donna Jean Taylor and husband Roger, Purgitsville, and Leslie R. Ganoe and husband Jamie, Augusta; one stepson, Richard ``Rick'' Wilfong and wife Elayne, Stephens City, Va.; two stepdaughters, Pamela R. Haines and husband Bob, Romney, and Diana L. Saville and husband Donald ``Duck,'' Carlisle, Pa.; two brothers, Wilco F. Fultz, Martinsburg, and Benjamin H. Fultz, Bunker Hill; three sisters, Margaret V. Grahn, Martinsburg, H. Pauline Fultz, Romney, and Helen F. Alexander, La Mirada, Calif.; three grandsons; nine stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Friends will be received at the Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1997, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be at the Little Capon Baptist Church in Three Churches, W.Va. on Thursday, Feb. 27, 1997, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. James M. Tyree officiating. Mr. Fultz's body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.

Interment will be at the Ebenezer Cemetery, Romney.


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