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Jerry L. Gillenwater

BOONSBORO - Jerry Lee Gillenwater, 54, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

He was employed as an auto body technician.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Vietnam War.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by two daughters, Denise Ann Ringley of Williamsport and Missy Lynn Prior of Cameron, N.C.; one son, Thomas Ryan Gillenwater of Boonsboro; two sisters, Judy Heitmuller of Fort Collins, Colo., and Jackie Loduca of Penbroke Pines, Fla.; one brother, Jeffrey Logan Gillenwater of Virginia Beach, Va.; three grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Dungannon Baptist Church, Dungannon, Va. The Rev. Kelly Carter and the Rev. Stevie Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Va.

The family will receive friends today after 6 p.m. at Sturgill Funeral Home, Coeburn, Va. Friends also may call at the church one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

Davida V. McFarland

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Davida Vlcek McFarland, 47, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at City Hospital.

Born Jan. 8, 1949, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Frank Anton Vlcek of Silver Spring, Md., and the late Dorothy Barry Vlcek.

She received her bachelor of arts degree in sociology from St. Mary of the Woods in Terra Haute, Ind.

She was employed as an office manager by Community Networks, Inc., Martinsburg.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Ian Ross McFarland; one son, Nicholas Anton McFarland, at home; and one brother, Edward F. Vlcek of Columbia, Md.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at Old St. Johns Church, Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. The Rev. David Barry will be celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd., West, Silver Spring.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Community Networks, Inc., P.O. Box 5064, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25402.

Local arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Daniel M. Byers

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Daniel M. Byers, 80, of 4343 Fort Loudon Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at his home.

Born March 2, 1916, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Katie Meyers Byers.

He was a self-employed farmer until his retirement.

He was a member of Emmanuel Fellowship Church, Edenville, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Miriam Miller Byers, whom he married in 1938; three daughters, Ruth Burkholder of Chambersburg, Pa., Mary Rubeck of Greencastle, Pa., and Martha Funk of Mercersburg; seven sons, Ray Byers and Nathan Byers, both of Middleburg, Pa., Alvin Byers of Broadway, Va.; Ben Byers and Myron Byers, both of Mercersburg, Timothy Byers of Mt. Herman, Ky. and John Byers of Somerset, Pa.; four sisters, Sue Byers and Louise Musser, both of Chambersburg, Catherine Sollenberger of St. Thomas, Pa., and Nora Pugh of Shippensburg, Pa.; one brother, Charles Byers of Chambersburg; 58 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and one granddaughter.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Upton Church of the Brethren. Brother Tom Rock, Lynn Miller and James Weaver will officiate. Burial will be in Meyers Cemetery, Mercersburg.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 6492 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas. For the convenience of family and friends the funeral home will be open from 2 to 9 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Susie E. Kaetzel

BOONSBORO - Susie E. Kaetzel, 91, of Reeders Memorial Home, and formerly of Myersville, Md., died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at Reeders Memorial Home.

Born July 9, 1905, in Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Lorenzo S. and Ellen F. Klipp Miller.

She retired in 1980 after many years with the Dan Dee Restaurant, Frederick, Md.

She was a life-long member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Myersville.

She is survived by one daughter, Jane Blickenstaff of Myersville; two sisters, Helen Rice and Virginia Eichelberger, both of Myersville; one brother, Harold Miller of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Myersville. The Rev. Norman D. Kemmerer will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Building Fund of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, c/o Meredith Harshman, 10327 Clark Road, Myersville, Md. 21773.

Elmer Mathney

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Elmer Mathney, 84, of Caledonia Manor Nursing Home, and formerly of 25 N. Potomac St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at the nursing home.

He was born May 15, 1912, in Virginia.

He was employed as a carpenter, mason, and tender by various companies.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II in the European Theater.

He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Ruby Tyler Mathney, whom he married April 14, 1955; one daughter, Ruby Marie Gladhill of Waynesboro; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Roger E. Keech will officiate. Burial will be in Jacob's Church Cemetery, Liberty Township, Pa.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family, c/o Frances Mathney, 25 N. Potomac St., Apt. 213, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Christopher M. George

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Christopher M. "Chris" George, 38, of 303 Park St., died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at his home.

Born Oct. 5, 1958, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Doris J. Naugle George of Waynesboro, Pa., and the late G. William George.

He was a 1977 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School. He attended Penn State/Mont Alto Campus for one year, then transferred to the main campus at State College, Pa. He was a 1991 graduate of Salisbury State University, obtaining a bachelor of science degree.

A 16 1/2-year veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Persian Gulf War. He retired due to illness.

He was a member of the Eagles Club, Inc., Waynesboro, and Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, Waynesboro.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Wanda S. Benshoff George, whom he married on Nov. 10, 1985; two daughters, April C. George and Andrea E. George, both at home; one son, Adam C. George at home; three sisters, Teresa E. Reed of Waynesboro, Emily A. Interrante of Downingtown, Pa., and Julia E. Trei of Mont Alto; one brother, Michael W. George of Richmond, Va.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Waynesboro Bible Church, 8216 Stottlemyer Road, Waynesboro. Pastor Robert Fitz will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy, Pa.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Bible Church, 8216 Stottlemyer Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Linda K. Delauter

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Linda K. Delauter, 53, of Wolfsville Road, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at her home.

Born Nov. 5, 1943, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Shirley Landbeck Keller of Braddock Heights, Md., and the late Joseph Hugh Keller Sr.

She was employed as a Frederick County Public School bus driver for 25 years.

She was a member of Grossnickle Church of the Brethren where she served as a deacon, was a Sunday school teacher, the Christian Education Chair, the Kids Klub Coordinator and was director of Vacation Bible School.

She also was a member of Beaver Creek Golf Club; the School Bus Contractors Association and Farhney Keedy Auxiliary.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Charles E. Delauter; three sons, Daniel Delauter and Matthew Delauter, both of Myersville, and Michael Delauter of Thurmont, Md.; two brothers, Joseph H. Keller Jr. of Dover, Ohio, and John Charles Keller of Yorketown, Va.; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Amy Elizabeth Delauter.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville. The Rev. Ronald A. Beverlin will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, 11318 Meeting House Road, Myersville, Md. 21773.

Rosa Greco

Rosa Greco, 84, of 1930 Winston Drive, Hagerstown, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 6, 1912, in Partinico, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Mary Adotta Lobianco.

Her husband, Dominick Greco, died in 1953.

She attended St. Ann Catholic Church, Hagerstown.

She is survived by one daughter, Caterina Greco DiMercurio of Hagerstown; one son, Peter Greco of Glendora, Calif.; one sister, Angela Lobianco of Partinico, Italy; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Andrew S. Mohl as celebrant. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, one hour prior to the service.

Robert D. Holbruner

SHARPSBURG - Robert Deeds Holbruner, 81, of Sharpsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at his home.

Born Feb. 7, 1915, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Arch S. and Mazie V. Deeds Holbruner.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Cleventine "Teany" Otzelberger, in 1957.

He was employed as a sheet metal worker by Fairchild Aircraft.

He was a member of Burnside First Church of God.

He also was a member of National Watch and Clock Collectors Association.

He is survived by three daughters, Joan M. Knight of Fair Play, Joy S. Sandy of Rohrersville and Lois K. Dawson of Sharpsburg; one son, Robert J. Holbruner of Williamsport; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a close friend, E. Virginia Malott.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William Holbruner.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Ernest E. Witmer will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. on Thursday for the convenience of the family.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to Burnside First Church of God, 5008 Harpers Ferry Road, Sharpsburg, Md. 21782.

Frederick L. Bragg Sr.

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Frederick Lee Bragg Sr., 43, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born July 2, 1953, in Annapolis, he was the son of Buelah Mae French Bragg of Tampa, Fla., and the late Arlie Wilton Bragg.

He was employed by Fleetwood Industries for 10 years. He also had been a self-employed carpenter.

He was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Susan Jane Berkheimer Bragg; two daughters, Sherry Lynn Bragg and Lindsey Ann Bragg, both of Berkeley Springs; one son, Frederick Lee Bragg Jr. of Berkeley Springs; four sisters, Virginia L. Ritter of Green Spring, W.Va., Thelma L. Kay of Slanesville, W.Va., Ruth Ann Bowman of Annapolis and Phyllis Joan Seward of Tampa; one grandson and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Wilton Bragg.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Owen B. Womack will officiate. Burial will be in Union Chapel Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral home will be open from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

Terry E. Greenawalt

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Terry E. Greenawalt, 47, of 445 Paul Ave., died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at his home.

Born July 21, 1949, in Chambersburg, he was the son of John N. Greenawalt of Chambersburg and J. Carlean Cramer Rohrabaugh of Chambersburg, and the stepson of Teresa Greenawalt of Chambersburg.

He was a graduate of Chambersburg High School.

He had been employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for a number of years. He then was employed by Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, Chambersburg.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion and Hume-McNeil-Byers AMVETS Post 224, both of Chambersburg.

In addition to his parents and stepmother, he is survived by one son, Eric L. Greenawalt of Chambersburg; one sister, Debbie Sattazahn of Chambersburg; one brother, J. Nicholas Greenawalt of Shippensburg, Pa.; one stepsister, Trina Greenawalt of Chambersburg; one niece and four nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Earl E. Mills will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Friends may call today from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations may be made to the Veteran's War Memorial c/o Burt J. Asper Post 46, American Legion 755 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Catherine A. Derridinger

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Catherine A. Derridinger, 89, of Menno Haven, and formerly of 425 Cumberland Ave., died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at Menno Haven.

Born June 2, 1907, in Easton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Louise Kubrik Klein.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Derridinger, in 1952.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg.

She had been a member and past president of the former Federated Women's Club, Chambersburg; was a volunteer with the Chambersburg Hospital Auxiliary; organized a clothing clinic for the needy in the former Rosedale Theater, Chambersburg; was a member of the Beal Fine Arts Association; and the Falling Spring Chapter of AARP, Chambersburg.

She is survived by two daughters, Michelle D. McFerren and Cathy D. Shively, both of Chambersburg; two sons, Richard K. Derridinger of Tampa, Fla., and Paul F. Derridinger of Louisville, Ky.; three sisters, Anne Bullock, Loretta Klein and Helene Nagumey, all of Easton; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Joan D. DeHaven, on July 26, 1993.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Monsignor Thomas R. Brenner will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333, Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or to Elder Day at Menno Haven, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Virginia A. Springston

MORRISON, Colo. - Virginia Aulabaugh Springston, 84, of Morrison, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at Bear Creek Nursing Center, Morrison.

Born June 30, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Clifton E. and Carrie E. Aulabaugh.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, William P. Springston of Denver; one son, William P. Springston Jr. of Lone Tree, Colo.; three sisters, Ferol Lacy of Sterling, Va., LeEsta Wade of Hagerstown, and Frances Michael of Williamsport; and three granddaughters.

Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Aspen Mortuary, Lakewood, Colo.

Mary L. Johnson

The Rev. Mary Louise Johnson, 86, of Ravenwood Lutheran Village and formerly of 1427 Kensington Drive, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born Nov. 17, 1910, in New Martinsville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Mathias M. and Anna Eleanor McCausland Johnson.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown Business College and a 1935 graduate of Central Bible Institute, Missouri.

She was pastor and co-pastor at a number of churches. She was minister of music at Glad Tidings Church, Dallas, assistant dean of women at Central Bible Institute from 1945 to 1946 and was dean of women at Zion Bible Institute, Illinois, from 1948 to 1949. She was pastor of Full Gospel Assembly, New York City, for many years. She retired in 1975.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Irene O. Revell, Nelle L. Hager and Sara I. Johnson; and three brothers, Raymond B. Johnson, Theodore A. Johnson and Edwin H. Johnson.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert Revell will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
 

Julia R. Huffer

Julia Rose Huffer, 82, of 18017 Putter Drive, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 9, 1914, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Edna Hartman Lizer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Huffer, on March 19, 1993.

She was a 1933 graduate of Hagerstown High School and a 1936 graduate of Church Home Hospital School of Nursing. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing education from Johns Hopkins University in 1945, and her master's degree in nursing administration from Columbia University, Teachers College, New York.

She was employed as an instructor and supervisor at Church Hospital from 1936 until 1946; was a clinical instructor for two years and was director of nursing at Washington County Hospital from 1946 until 1976.

She was a member of the Emmanuel United Brethren Church, now United Methodist, as a member of its first Catechetical Class. She served on many of the church's committees and chaired its administrative board when the United Brethren churches merged with the United Methodist. She was a member of the church choir for more than 70 years, and taught Sunday school classes in both the children's department and a Young Ladies Class. In 1978, she helped organize the Emmanuel Fellowship, which has become the South End Senior Citizens Association. She served on the church's Scholarship Committee from its inception.

She was a member and past president of the Hagerstown Club of Zonta International and served on the Board of Maryland Nurses' Association of the Maryland League for Nursing.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by a stepdaughter, Pamela Frusher of Hagerstown; three stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews to the fourth generation.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dennis L. Upton will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Nellie V. Webber

INWOOD, W.Va. - Nellie Virginia Webber, 97, of Inwood, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Oct. 4, 1899, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert I. and Frances Amelia Thompson Barbour.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hencil Webber, on March 21, 1975.

She was a member of the Gerrardstown United Methodist Church.

She also was a member of the Senior Citizens Satellite Center, Inwood.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty L. McAtee of Martinsburg; one son, Bruce W. Webber of Inwood; one sister, Minnie Wilson of Inwood; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel Brucklacher and Lelia Gray; and two brothers, Robert Barbour and Harry Barbour.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Burial will be in Gerrardstown Presbyterian Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggest memorial donations be made to Senior Citizens Building Fund, 217 N. High St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Terry E. Greenawalt

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Services for Terry E. Greenawalt, 47, of 445 Paul Ave., who died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Earl E. Mills will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Friends may call Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ruth K. Whitney

Ruth Kathleen Whitney, 96, formerly of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1996, at Ravenwood Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born Dec. 7, 1900, in Mt. Holly Springs, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George P. and Bessie M. Reighter Riggleman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter R. Whitney, in 1972.

She was known for her home-baked goods.

She was a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty Jane Sanderson Lynch of Hagerstown; two great-nieces; and one great-nephew.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Chloe Benedict Morrison; one brother, G. Philip Riggleman; and one nephew.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Christopher J. Chantelau will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday one hour prior to the service.

Gloriadean Nicholas

GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. - Gloriadean Nicholas, 54, of Gerrardstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at her home.

Born Oct. 20, 1942, in Marmaduke, Ark., she was the daughter of Denver and Pauline Rogers Nicholas of Gerrardstown.

She was a 1972 graduate of Arkansas State University School of Nursing.

She was employed as a registered nurse by Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, Md. She also had worked at other local hospitals.

She is survived by two daughters, Carla Garner Moore of St. Louis and Latisha Garner Carter of Gerrardstown; and five grandchildren, Neely Moore, Caleigh Moore, Anthony Garner, Emily Carter and Beth Carter.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Heath Funeral Home, Paragould, Ark. Burial will be in New Friendship Cemetery, Paragould.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg and Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Heath Funeral Home.

Janet L. Arnett

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Janet Lee Arnett, 55, of Shenandoah Junction, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore.

Born Feb. 20, 1941, in Manistique, Mich., she was the daughter of Alice Whitman Marsh of Shenandoah Junction and the late Eugene Marsh.

She retired from the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

She was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church, Charles Town, W.Va.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Charles F. Arnett; two sons, Gary Arnett of Beltsville, Md., and Wayne Arnett of Shenandoah Junction; two stepdaughters, Donna Arnett of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Wanda Eller of Kearneysville, W.Va.; one sister, Judy Tressler of Shenandoah Junction; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. The Rev. George Wennerberg will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Friends will be received Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Susan M. Taylor

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Susan M. Taylor, 90, of Charles Town, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 8, 1906, in Summit Point, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James Edward and Bessie Thornton Taylor.

She was employed as a sales clerk by a dry cleaning establishment in Atlantic City, N.J., until her retirement.

She was a member of Wainwright Baptist Church.

She also was a member of the Golden Age Club.

She is survived by one niece, Dorothy M. Lewis of Summit Point; one nephew, Alvin N. Taylor of Newark, Del.; and great-nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Willis Taylor, Ellsworth Taylor and Joseph Taylor.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Gibsontown, W.Va. The Rev. Walter Jackson will officiate. 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services on Saturday at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, W.Va.

Deborah Morgan

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Deborah Morgan, 46, of Martinsburg, and formerly of Falls Church, Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Aug. 4, 1950, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of Ray Morgan and the late Anna Belle Orr Loy. She was the stepdaughter of Richard Loy of Falls Church.

She was a member of the Full Gospel Pentecostal Church at Four Mile Woods and had attended the Capitol Baptist Church in Annandale, Va.

She was an avid bowler and bingo player.

In addition to her father and stepfather, she is survived by a half sister, Tammy Kidwiler of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; a half brother, Paul Morgan of New York; two aunts; one uncle; and a close friend, Joyce Miller of Martinsburg.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Full Gospel Pentecostal Church. The Rev. Oscar Motilal and the Rev. Steve Reynolds will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Steve A. Hess Sr.

GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. - Steve Allen Hess Sr., 42, of Route 1, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Jan. 6, 1955, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Clyde Leroy Hess and Elsie Mae Shade Edwards.

He was previously employed as the lead carpenter for Joe Seal Contracting.

He is survived by one daughter, Wendy M. Hess of Martinsburg; two sons, Steve A. Hess Jr. of Martinsburg and Dylan T. Hess of Inwood, W.Va.; two sisters, Linda Smith of Clear Spring and Cynthia Edwards of Martinsburg; four brothers, Jerry Hess of Gerrardstown, Ronald Hess, Richard Hess and David Edwards, all of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arnold L. Hess and Ricky W. Hess Sr.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Harold O. Snyder will officiate. Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Vivian A. Kirkpatrick

Vivian Alverda Kirkpatrick, 85, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 7, 1911, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mabel Arnsparger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Kirkpatrick Sr., on Aug. 15, 1970.

She was employed by Lewis' Market; Town & Country Market and Fairchild Aircraft.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, Harold R. Kirkpatrick Jr. of Williamsport; one granddaughter, Kimberly D. Hill of Clear Spring; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Genevieve Arnsparger, Hazel Bender and Katherine Mathias; and five brothers, Otha "Jack" D. Arnsparger, Stanley W. Arnsparger, Vaughn B. Arnsparger Sr., Roscoe Arnsparger and Clifford Arnsparger.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 118 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Stephen P. Filo

Stephen Paul "Mac" Filo, 81, of 17711 Daisy Drive, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 9, 1915, in Far Hills, N.J., he was the son of the late John and Catherine Filo.

He was employed by Mack Trucks, retiring in 1979.

He attended Maugansville Bible Brethren Church.

He was a member of Municipal Golf Club and Mack Golden Bulldogs.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Filo; one daughter, Nancy Fields of Roswell, Ga.; two sisters, Mary Frate of Rahway, N.J., and Florence Zarro of Seattle; one brother, Joseph Filo of Houston; and one grandson.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. John C. Hoffman will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to Maugansville Bible Brethren Church, 200 Binkley Ave., Maugansville, Md. 21767.

Joseph Pospisil Jr.

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Joseph "Joe Pops" Pospisil Jr., 79, of Route 3, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 21, 1917, in Bloomfield, N.J., he was the son of the late Joseph Sr. and Rose Brasek Pospisil.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church.

He also was a member of Martinsburg Lodge 120, Loyal Order of Moose; Berkeley Post 14, American Legion; and B.P.O. Elks, 778.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Miller Pospisil; one son, Hilton F. Chesterfield II of Cumberland, Md.; three grandchildren; and one niece and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Bloomfield. Burial prayers will be in the Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Levandoski Funeral Home, Bloomfield.

Local arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Virginia M. C. Dunlap

MIDDLEWAY, W.Va. - Virginia Mae Carper Dunlap, 88, of Middleway, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born April 26, 1908, in Middleway, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Fannie Hite Carper.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Grover L. Dunlap.

She had been employed as a specker by Varel Mills, Middleway, and retired as a trimmer from the C.H. Musselman Co.

She was a life member of the Middleway United Methodist Church, the WSCS and the Sunday school of the church.

She is survived by three daughters, Katherine Dawson, Elsie Mae Dunlap and Betty Longerbeam, all of Middleway; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Wilbur Carper, Richard Carper, Neil Carper and James Carper.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, W.Va. The Rev. Charles Frum and the Rev. Kathy Harris will officiate. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Middleway.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Billy L. Byers

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Billy Lee Byers, 67, of Bunker Hill, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born April 7, 1929, in Glouster, Ohio, he was the son of the late Wesley O. and Lydia Lattamore Byers.

He retired after 20 years as a mechanic for Ryder Truck Line.

A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served during the Korean War and the Vietnam War, as chief petty officer.

He was a member of Newton D. Baker Post 896, VFW; Martinsburg Lodge 120, Loyal Order of Moose, Berkeley Post 14; American Legion; and the Eagles Club, Post 4179.

He is survived by two daughters, Cheryl M. Merling of Oldsmar, Fla., and Lydia M. Whittington of Sarasota, Fla.; one sister, Wanda Boyer of San Antonio; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. William C. Crowe will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
 

Helen K. Shanholtz

GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. - Helen K. Shanholtz, 75, of Route 1, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. James R. Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Kenneth E. Butts

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Kenneth Edward Butts, 44, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Owen B. Womack will officiate with the Rev. John R. Yost assisting. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service on Sunday.

The funeral home will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the convenience of friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 142, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 21511; Morgan Co. Rescue Service, 800 Concord Ave., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411; or First United Methodist Church, 110 S. Green St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Liberty B.F. Rogers

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Liberty B. Faith Rogers, 78, of 112 S. Fayette St., died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Sept. 29, 1918, in Whittaker, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Clara Linninger Faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Rogers, in 1975.

She had been employed by Mercersburg Academy. She retired from J. Schoeneman Co. of Chambersburg in 1983 after 20 years of service.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mercersburg.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy M. Rogers of Mercersburg; one son, Thomas E. Rogers of Chambersburg; one stepson, Jack N. Rogers of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8 Linden Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Michael R. Brendle will officiate. Burial will be in Stenger Hill Cemetery, Fort Loudon, Pa.

Visitation will be at Linninger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8 Linden Ave., Mercersburg, Pa. 17236.

C. David Riggleman

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - C. David "Buck" Riggleman, 49, of Route 4, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, at his home.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. Chaplain Joseph Henriques will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Nellie R. Faircloth

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Nellie Rhoe Faircloth, 79, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Doug Hollida will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Elizabeth V. Fuller

FREDERICK, Md. - Elizabeth Virginia Fuller, 83, of 606 Mary St., died Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Frederick Health Care Center.

Born Aug. 14, 1913, in Brunswick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles R. and Mida Etta Palmer Holland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burt E. Fuller.

She retired from Fairchild Hiller Co. in Gaithersburg, Md.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Frederick.

She was a member of Samaritan Rebekah Lodge 51.

She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed playing cards.

She is survived by one daughter, Blanche M. King of Frederick; two sons, Joshua N. Monath Jr. of Thurmont, Md., and William E. Monath of Frederick; three sisters, Norma Badgeley of Bayville, N.J., Hazel Finneyfrock and Mida Ponton, both of Frederick; one brother, Charles Holland of Yellow Springs, Md.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Walter Lee Monath and Charles Earl Monath.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Etchison Memorial Chapel of Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. The Rev. Harold B. Wright II will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. Rebekah Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 3 to 9 p.m.

Lois A. Shaffer

Lois Ann Shaffer, 50, of Lakeside Trailer Park, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at Western Maryland Hospital Center.

Born Sept. 9, 1946, in Washington County, she was the daughter of Earl F. Selby Sr. of Hagerstown and the late Janet L. Bornes Selby.

She was a 1964 graduate of South Hagerstown High School, and a graduate of Hagerstown Business College.

She was employed as a secretary with Brethren Mutual Insurance Co. in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Joe D. Shaffer Sr. of Falling Waters, W.Va.; one daughter, Debbie Lynn Shaffer of Hagerstown; one son, Joe D. Shaffer Jr. of Hagerstown; one brother Earl Selby Jr. of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dennis L. Upton will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Mary E. Yelverton

Mary Eva Yelverton, 88, of 64 Devonshire Road, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born Nov. 29, 1908, in Batesburg, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Sullivan V. and Ardelia Salter Davis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie L. Yelverton, in 1979.

She retired from Troy Laundry.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

She is survived by one niece, Nancy B. Lott of Aiken, S.C.; two nephews, Wyman V. Bryant of Warrenville, S.C., and Thomas S. Bryant of Greenville, S.C.; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward H. Heim will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service Saturday.

Ervin Webb

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ervin "Ted" Webb, 78, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg.

Born March 5, 1918, in Rockingham County, Va., he was the son of the late William E. and Sallie Whisler Webb.

He was a house painter and was employed by Wilsons Building Service in Winchester, Va.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps.

He was a member of Mt. Olive Chapel Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, Va.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Ruth Nesmith Webb; three daughters, Elaine Cox of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Dottie McDonald of Martinsburg, and Shelley Fleming, at home; two sons, Dennis Webb of Fayetteville, Pa., and Kenneth "Hank" Webb of Winchester; two sisters, Irene Moyers of Harrisonburg and Olive Rhinehart of Aberdeen, Md.; six grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Fleming; one sister; and six brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel, 20260 Rosedale Road, Martinsburg. The Rev. Theodore D. Higby will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

Julia R. Huffer

Services for Julia R. Huffer, who died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Edward W. Greene

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Edward W. Greene, 78, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg.

Born June 15, 1918, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Edward F. and Lulu Myers Greene.

He was retired and formerly employed by Motorcroft Co. in Muncy, Pa. He was previously employed by Spickler's and Kidwiler Service Stations.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army.

He was formerly a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

He was a member of Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW.

He is survived by one son, Jerome Greene of Danville, Pa.; two sisters, Mildred Kramerage of Martinsburg and Shirley Fearnow of Emerald Isle, N.C.; one brother, Robert Greene of Martinsburg; and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Lou Nicewarner; and one brother, Leo Greene.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. John V. DiBacco Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg. Military graveside services will be conducted by Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW and Berkeley Post 14 American Legion.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.


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