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Carl L. Frazer
Carl L. Frazer, 79, LaGrange, GA, formerly of Blue Ridge Summit, PA, died Monday, June 15, 1998, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, from injuries sustained in a May 28 auto accident.
Born February 18, 1919, in Wheeling, he was the son of the late Arthur W. and Evalyn Myers Frazer.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Bowman Frazer in 1962; and by his second wife, Wilma Parson Frazer in 1992.
He owned and operated Frazer Bus Service in Waynesboro, PA in the 1940s. He also worked for Landis Tool Co. He later worked at Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, PA, as an inspector. In the 1950s and 1960s he owned and operated several car lots in the Waynesboro area.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He helped start the Pen Mar United Brethren Church in Pen Mar in the late 1940s.
He had been a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. 
 
Vesta L. Sharp
Vesta Louise Leach Sharp, 87, Berkeley Springs, formerly of Paw Paw, died Thursday, June 18, 1998, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
Born July 14, 1990 in Paw Paw, she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Mary Frances "Cloud" Leach.
She was a member of Paw Paw United Methodist Church. She was also a member of W.S.C.S., Ambrosian Class and a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 128, Paw Paw. 
She is survived by two daughters, Elma Kesler, Winchester, VA and Jean Clark, Paw Paw; one stepdaughter, Donna Snyder, Cumberland, MD; one stepson, James Sharp, Paw Paw; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Sharp; one daughter, Marilyn Ziler; two brothers and one sister.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday June 21 at Paw Paw United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Nancy Ward officiating. Interment was in Camp Hill Cemetery, Paw Paw. Arrangements were by the Fraley-Kimble Funeral Home, Paw Paw. 

Lura E. Blasdel
Lura Ella "Lou" Blasdel, 80, Bunker Hill, died Monday, June 15, 1998 at Winchester, VA Medical Center.
She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Sevilla Lockhart Snyder.
She was a member of Rosedale Baptist Church.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Steve Girard Blasdel Sr.; one son, Steve G. Blasdel Jr., Baltimore, MD; two daughters, Carolyn "Carly" Wilhelm and Jacqueline Ruth Hall, both of Bunker Hill; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Reatha Ruby, Berkeley Springs, and Frances Ruby, Baltimore; and two brothers, Clyde Snyder, Buffalo, NY, and Fred Snyder of Texas.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at Rosedale Baptist Church, Winchester, with the Rev. Dr. Ken H. Smith officiating. Interment was in Rosedale Cemetery. 
Arrangements were handled by the Omps Funeral Home, Winches-ter.
Contributions may be made to Rosedale Baptist Church, 2581 Northwestern Pike, Winchester, VA 22603. 
He is survived by two sons, Larry M. Frazer, Jacksonville, FL and Carl A. Frazer, Berkeley Springs; three sisters, Dorothy E. McCleaf, Blue Ridge Summit, Betty J. Brown, Upper Marlboro, MD and Mary S. Lobingier, Gettysburg, PA; two brothers, Paul Frazer, Gettysburg and Ben "Frankie" Frazer, Dothan, AL; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Beverly Hardman; one sister; four brothers; and three grandchildren. 
Services were held Saturday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad Street, Waynesboro. The Rev. Raymond E. Jones officiated. Burial was in Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade.
Memorial donations may be made to Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.
 
Carl D. DeNeen
Carl D. DeNeen, Spring Hill, FL, and formerly a resident of Huntsville, AL and Hancock, died Thursday, June 18, 1998 at Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, FL.
Born in Hancock, he was the son of the late Harry B. and Lillian O. Boxwell DeNeen.
He retired in 1973 from the transportation division of NASA in Huntsville.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
He was a member of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Hancock. 
He was a member of Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion; James W. Bowers Lodge 173 AF & AM, both in Hancock; a member of VFW; Cahaba Temple; and York Rite Masonic Bodies, all in Huntsville.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Virginia Exline DeNeen, Spring Hill; two sisters, Naomi Youngblood, Hancock and Rhea Arnold, Romney, WV; two nieces; and one nephew. 
He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. 
Services were held Monday, June 22 at 8 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. The Rev. Edward James and the Rev. Robert D. Smith Sr. officiated. Entombment was Tuesday, June 23, at 11 a.m. in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Harry E. Miller
Harry Elmer Miller, 72, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Thursday, June 25, 1998 at his home.
Born January 18, 1926 in the Oakland section of Morgan County, WV, he was the son of the late Harry and Lola Fritzman Miller.
He was of the Methodist faith.
He attended the West Branch, Oakland, New Hope and Greenwood Schools, all in Morgan County.
He worked as a groundsman with Cacapon State Park and later drove the stock truck for the Ridge Fish Hatchery, both in Morgan County. He then worked as a tow truck driver with Glen Kidwell's Garage in Berkeley Springs. He started his career with Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corporation in Berkeley Springs as a carpenter and electrician who retired in 1988 after 32 1/2 years of service. He was a member of Teamsters Local #992, Berkeley Springs.
He was an associate member of South Morgan Volunteer Fire Department, Morgan County.
Surviving are three daughters, Phyllis M. Heironimus and Sandra L. Michael, both of Berkeley Springs and Betty M. Lubin, Danville, VA; one son, Steven P. Miller, Kearneysville; one brother, James Lester Miller, Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Lelia Mason and Helen J. Shingleton, both of Berkeley Springs; one half-brother, Glenn Miller, Crimora, VA; one half-sister, Linda Painter, Verona,VA, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, at Greenwood United Methodist Church, Winchester Grade Road, Unger, with the Rev. Hennis H. Fox officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Grove Cemetery, Unger.
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of South Morgan County Volunteer Fire Department, Route 3, Box 172, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 or to the Building Fund of Morgan County Rescue Service, P.O. Box 151, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Blackburn M. Willingham
Blackburn Moore Willingham, 74, Shepherdstown, died Saturday, June 27, 1998 at City Hospital, Martinsburg.
He was the son of the late James E. Willingham and Zora E. Broy Willingham.
He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, Charles Town.
He was employed at the Halltown Paperboard Co., Inc., Halltown, and farmed for the Cooper McQuilkin Farm, Shepherdstown.
Surviving are four daughters, Ruth Ann Martz, Martinsburg, Linda Parris, Sierra Vista, AZ, Brenda Nadeau, Saco, ME and Bonnie Willingham, Brunswick, MD; three sons, Charles Willingham, Radecliff, KY, Warren Willingham, Clarksville, TN and David Stevens, Martinsburg; two sisters, Ida V. Frye, Shepherdstown and Margaret M. Mong, Martinsburg; two brothers, William S. Willingham, Shepherdstown and Clifford H. Willingham, Berkeley Springs; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Virginia Lake Willingham; one sister, Frances K. Willingham; and five brothers, Ernest, Frank, John, Robert and Wesley Willingham. 
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 1, at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, with the Rev. Thomas Jacoby officiating.
Interment will be in the Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville, VA.

Arthur R. White
Arthur Roland White, 90, a resident of Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs, WV and formerly of Hancock, MD, died Monday, June 22, 1998 at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.
Born July 4, 1907, in Masontown, PA, he was the son of the late Winfield Scott and Lettia B. Smith White.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Estella Carr White, in 1979.
He was a graduate of Hancock High School and attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.
During World War II, he was an inspector at Fairchild Industries, Hagerstown.
He was a professional photographer and owned and operated Whites Variety Store in Hancock.
He was a member of First Christian Church, Hagerstown. 
He was Civil Defense director for Hancock and a former deputy state fire marshal. He was the oldest surviving past master of James W. Bowers Lodge 173 AF&AM and was secretary for more than 20 years. He was the last charter member of Hancock Volunteer Fire Co.
He is survived by one daughter, Marion E. Golden, Hancock; two sons, Warren Lynn White, Mercersburg, PA and Roland Scott White, Ontario, Canada; three grandsons; and three great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Warren White. 
Services and burial were at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to Hancock Volunteer Fire Co., Fulton Street, Hancock, MD 21750; or St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 2 E. High Street, Hancock, MD 21750. 

Benjamin F. Trail
Benjamin F. "Pap" Trail, 98, resident of Autumn Acres, Berkeley Springs, since 1992, died Monday, June 29, 1998, at the Morgan County War Memorial Hospital.
Born in Morgan County, WV on February 17, 1900, he was the son of the late Edmond and Catherine Bishop Trail.
He was employed by the B&O Railroad as a trackman from 1924-1965.
He was a member of the Jr. Order of Mechanics, Berkeley Springs.
He attended the Alpine United Methodist Church.
He is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Shaw, Hancock and Frances Everett, Berkeley Springs; 16 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Mae Plottner Trail, in 1977; one daughter, Katherine Baker; three sons, John Trail, Charles Trail and Junior Trail; four sisters, Margie Frevels, Edna Frevels, Rose Lee Frevels and Ethel Trail; and two brothers, Hughy Trail and Bill Trail.
Services will be held Thursday, July 2, 11 a.m. at the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock, with burial in the Alpine Cemetery.
Family and friends will be received tonight, Wednesday, July 1, 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open from 2 to 9 p.m.

Maurice C. Landers
Maurice Clifford Landers, 79, Hancock, MD, died Saturday, June 27, 1998, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.
Born September 26, 1918, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Clifford Benjamin and Molly Elizabeth Reel Landers. 
His wife, Helen Lee Hovermale, died in 1973.
He was a 1936 graduate of Hancock High School.
He retired in 1989 as an agent for State Farm Insurance in the Hancock area after 38 years of service.
From 1943 to 1946, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Asiatic Pacific Area as a radar power attendant, power supply mechanic and truck driver, leaving with the rank of corporal.
He served as mayor of Hancock for two terms, and was instrumental in bringing Rayloc and Prowler to Hancock.
He was commercial credit manager for People's National Bank, Hancock and later for the Hancock Bank.
He was a member of Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church where he was also on the Board of Deacons for the church.
He was a life member and past commander of Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion, life member of Hancock VFW Post 10502 and was a member of Hancock Volunteer Fire Co. for 47 years. He was also a member of the Washington County Industrial Association.
He is survived by his wife, Virgie E. Miller Landers, whom he married September 30, 1973; one daughter, Linda Ann Haupt, Hagerstown, MD; one son, Donald Benny Landers, Hancock; one stepdaughter, Ellen Diane Golden, Hagerstown; two stepsons, David Joseph Diehl, Hancock and William Lee Rankin, Hagerstown; one sister, Catherine M. Mazingo, Hancock; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Pearl Caddie, Louise Hoffman, Esther Mitchell and Leola Landers; one brother, William Landers; and one grandson.
Services will be held today, Wednesday, July 1, at 11 a.m. at Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Phillip Unger and Rev. Dr. Kenneth Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, with military graveside services by Tri-State Honor Guard.
Arrangements were handled by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, 600 Salem Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, P.O.Box 327, Hancock, MD 21750.

Christina Jo K. Lewis
Christina Jo Kelly Lewis, 58, Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at her residence under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Born June 14, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Paul Edward Kelley and Gladys Virginia Webster Smith.
She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley Springs.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are her husband, James A. Lewis Jr. of Berkeley Springs; two daughters, Susan Lewis Pruchnicki, Orlando, FL and Kelly Hall, Durham, NC; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, James Edward Lewis. 
Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 26, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley Springs with the Rev. Stephen Cuff officiating. Interment private.
Contributions can be made to Morgan County Emergency Assistance Team, P.O. Box 988, Berkeley Springs, WV 25422 or to Hospice of the Panhandle, Inc., 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.
Arrangements by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs. 
 
Marvin F. Hite
Marvin Francis Hite, 76, Hedgesville, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at V.A. Medical Center.
He was the son of the late Allen L. Hite and Edna V. Garrett Hite.
He was a member of the Hedgesville United Methodist Church.
He was a graduate of Hedgesville High School.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was a retired beekeeper.
He was a member of the Full Gospel Business Association. 
Surviving are one son, Douglas M. Hite, Berkeley Springs; two daughters, Elaine F. Miller, Hedgesville and Joan M. Moxley, Mt. Airy, MD; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles C. Hite, Greenville, SC and Philip W. Hite, Lynchburg, VA; three sisters, Dorothy Young, Clifton, NJ, Jean Leget, Beltsville, MD and Nancy Coleman, Norfolk, VA; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vada Cole Hite; one son, Edward Eugene Hite; one sister, Josephine M. Armbrester; and three brothers, A. Russell Hite, Richard l. Hite and Bernard N. Hite.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with the Rev. Terri S. Cofiell officiating. Interment was in Falling Waters Presbyterian Cemetery at Spring Mills.

Larry L. Barnhart, Sr.
Larry Lee Barnhart, Sr., 50, Needmore, PA, died Sunday, June 28, 1998 at the Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, WV.
Born in Hagerstown, MD, November 27, 1947, he was the son of the late Howard L. and Martha C. Fisher Barnhart.
He was employed with E.C. Barnes, Inc. in St. Thomas, PA as a truck driver.
He was a 1965 graduate of Southern Fulton High School. 
He attended the Needmore Holiness Church in Needmore. 
He is survived by his wife, Norma Darlene Francis Barnhart, Needmore, whom he married October 29, 1966; two daughters, Dawn R. Younker, Needmore and Shannon L. Barnhart, Berkeley Springs; three sons, Larry L. Barnhart, Jr. and Tony S. Barnhart, both of Needmore and Michael A. Barnhart, at home; four grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Kenny G. Sigel.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 1, at 3 p.m. at the Cedar Grove Christian Church, Needmore. The Rev. John Richards will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Rescue Squad, Inc., 14734 Warfordsburg Road, Hancock, MD 21750 or to the Needmore Fire Company, Needmore, PA 17238.

Julia M. Poole
Julia Matilda "Bunnie" Poole, 87, Clear Spring, MD, died Saturday, June 27, 1998 at her daughter's home in Hagerstown, MD.
Born July 3, 1910 in Blairs Valley, MD, she was the daughter of the late George David and Julia Matilda Suffecool Clopper.
She was a member of the Indian Springs Church of God, Clear Spring.
She attended the Blairs Valley School.
She worked for many years as the caretaker and cook for Johns Hopkins University's Camp Singawall in Clear Spring. She has been a homemaker in recent years.
Surviving are two daughters, Colleen Haupt, Boonsboro, MD and Verda Phetteplace, Hagerstown; one son, Theodore Poole, Clear Spring; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Poole; four children, Phillip, Robert, Joan and Belvia Poole; one sister, Rev. Jessie Dent; one brother, Lawrence Clopper; her stepmother, Lottie V. Clopper and two stepbrothers, Frank Clopper and Millard Clopper.
Graveside funeral services were conducted at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 29 at the Blairs Valley Church of God Cemetery with Elder Donald Mullen officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Indian Springs Church of God, 12225 Funkhouser Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722 or to Mt. Lena United Methodist Church, 21234 Mt. Lena Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.
Arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

George W. Morris
George William Morris, 101, Berkeley Springs, formerly of Summersville, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at his home.
Born December 29, 1896, in Dille, he was the son of the late G. Wyatt and Martha Payne Morris.
He was a Baptist.
He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Mine Workers Union.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I.
Surviving are his wife, Estella Caroline Rogers Morris, at home; four sons, James Daniel Morris, Huntington, PA, Garnie Morris, Summersville, Esker Morris, Little Birch, and George William Morris, Jr., Columbia, SC; four daughters, Etta Jean Davis, Berkeley Springs, Etta Jean Flint, OH, Maxine Benton and Auline White, both of Dille; one sister, Ida Holcomb, Maysel; two half-brothers, Obert Morris, Little Birch, and Aundrel Morris, VA; three half-sisters, Onie Vance and Opal Conway, both of Clarksburg, and Faye Pierson, Birch River; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, at the Waters Funeral Chapel, 411 Waters Street, Summersville, with Rev. James Daniel Morris officiating. Interment was in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. 
Local arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Carroll R. Maxson
Carroll Ray "Joe" Maxson, 61, Berkeley Springs, died on Thursday, July 2, 1998 at Auburn Regional Medical Center in Auburn, WA.
Born November 23, 1936 in Harrisville, he was the son of the late Guy and Mamie Campbell Maxson.
He retired from AT&T in 1995 after 40 years of service.
He was a member of Fur, Fin and Feather Hunting Club, Telephone Pioneer Club and Communication Workers of America. 
Surviving are his wife, Janice Carol Haverstraw Maxson; one daughter, Beth Gill, Houston, TX; two sons, Chris J. Maxson, Berkeley Springs, and Roger Maxson, Louisville, KY; one sister, Lena Bell Post, Harrisville; one brother, Lendell Maxson, Hurricane; stepmother, Nin Maxson, West Union; one granddaughter; three step-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Walters and one brother, Virgil Maxson.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 9, 2 p.m. at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Reverend Everett Powell officiating. Burial will be in the International Order of Oddfellows Cemetery in Harrisville on Friday, July 10 at 1 p.m.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 8 at the funeral home which will be open from 3-9 p.m. 
 
Julia S. Taylor
Julia Shirley Taylor, 93, Winchester, VA, died Monday, June 29, 1998, in an area adult care facility.
She was the daughter of the late Oliver and Fannie Bell Clark Shirley.
She was of the Methodist faith.
She was a seasonal worker with Zero Pack and Shenandoah Apple.
Surviving are three sons, Alvin S. Taylor Sr., Winchester, Oliver Taylor, Berkeley Springs, and Gilbert Taylor, Clear Brook, VA; four daughters, Eva Elbon, Strasburg, VA, Reva Pierce, Winchester, Thelma Snapp, Visiala, CA and Mary Galloway, Orange City, FL; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Minni Malone, Winchester and Annie Fleming, Hagerstown, MD.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stewart Berlin Taylor; one son, Charles Taylor; one daughter, Shirley Ann Taylor; one sister, Virgie Place; and one infant brother. 
Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at Omps Funeral Home, Winchester. Interment was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery.
Contributions can be made to Winchester Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 3037, Winchester, VA 22604.

B. Louise Morgret
B. Louise Morgret, 83, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Wednesday, July 1, 1998 at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, MD.
Born August 28, 1914 in the Oakland section of Morgan County, WV, she was the daughter of the late William Clarence and Fara Ellen Ambrose Yost.
She was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church, Morgan County.
She attended the Oakland School.
For many years, she worked as a seamstress at Jacob's Brothers Sewing Factory in Hancock, MD and also sold Avon products. She also worked seasonally at several local canneries. She had been a homemaker in recent years.
Surviving are one daughter, Lou Ellen Michael, Hagerstown; one son, John Claude Morgret, Jr., Bedford, PA; three sisters, Frances Wachter and Janet Avey, both of Berkeley Springs, and Mildred Guttridge, Mt. Rainier, MD; one brother, William C. "Sonny" Yost, Sarasota, FL; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Claude Morgret on December 18, 1955; two sisters, Peggy Allemong and Pauline Rinehart; and two brothers, Denver Lee Yost and Robert Vernon Yost.
Private services and burial were at Oakland United Methodist Church Cemetery, Morgan County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Morgan County, 4100 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.
Arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, WV. 
 
Ashleigh J. Gaither
Ashleigh Jordan Gaither, 2, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Friday, July 3, 1998 at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.
Born May 18, 1996 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA, she was the daughter of Nelson Howard and Trisha Holmes Gaither, Great Cacapon, WV.
She was of the Methodist faith.
She was a Junior Auxiliary member of Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post #60, Berkeley Springs.
In addition to her parents, surviving are maternal grandparents, Grace Howard Holmes, Berkeley Springs and Robert Holmes, Wynne, AR; maternal great grandparents, Roseanna Clayton Rankin, Berkeley Springs and Raymond Howard, Moundsville, WV; paternal grandmother, Alice Youngblood Gaither, Hancock, MD and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Bernard Gaither.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 8, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Roger E. Burtner officiating. Interment will be in Friendship Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Contributions may be made to the Ashleigh Jordan Gaither Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 37, Great Cacapon, WV 25422.

Betty A. Green
Betty Agnes Green, 66, Boonsboro, MD, died Monday, July 6, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.
Born in Sharpsburg, MD, she was the daughter of the late Reuben and Charlotte Edmonia Drenner Eaton.
She attended Boonsboro High School.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Greenbriar Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Junior Leroy Green; four daughters, Bonnie l. DeLauter, Middletown, MD, Martha L. Hall, Hagerstown, MD, Brenda L. Canoles, Unger, WV and Jean E. Green, Falling Waters, WV; two sons, Michael L. Green, Falling Waters and Gene E. Green, Martinsburg, WV; two sisters, Jane A. Young, Smithsburg and Lucille G. Wright, Hanover, PA; two brothers, Ray L. Gifft, Inwood, WV and Terry L. Gift, Myrtle Beach, SC; and nine grandchildren. 
Services will be Thursday, July 9, at 11 a.m. in the Albert L. Leaf Memorial Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. David L. Coblentz will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.
Visitation will be tonight, Wednesday, July 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Greenbriar Baptist Church, 20810 National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713.


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