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A. Maxine Garnes
A. Maxine Garnes, 76, a resident of the Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs, died Monday, October 19, 1998 at the nursing home.
She was the daughter of the late Rev. James M. Garnes and Etta Amos Garnes.
She was of the Catholic faith.
She had been a caregiver of people.
She is survived by one sister, Nadeline Vest, Hampton, VA; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Vincent Garnes, Harold Garnes and Bass Garnes; and two sisters, Norma Roy and Irma Polak.
Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Arrangements by the Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg. 

Fred T. Farlow
1922-1998
Fred T. Farlow, 76, Lorain, OH, died Tuesday, October 13, 1998, at Community Health Partners.
He was born April 9, 1922, in Great Cacapon, and had lived in Lorain since 1953.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a retired chemical operator for B.F. Goodrich, Avon Lake, OH.
He was a member of Louis Proy Disabled American Veterans. 
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Dawson Farlow; two daughters, Linda Young, North Ridgeville, OH and Debbie Stanko, Vermilion, OH; seven sons, Fred "Terry" Farlow, Gerald T. Farlow and Joseph Farlow, all of Lorain, Billy Farlow, Amherst Township, OH, Michael Farlow, Marietta, GA, Ted Farlow, Woodstock, GA and Patrick Farlow, Symrna, GA; one sister, Helen Cain, Lorain; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Glen Farlow; three sisters, Nellie Farris, Garnett Bennett and Ruth White; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 15, at 9:30 a.m. at the Schwartz, Spence & Boyer Home for Funerals, 1124 5th Street, Lorain, with the Rev. Jimmy Madsen, pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lorain, officiating. 
Burial was in Ridge Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Amherst Township, where Louis Proy Disabled American Veterans conducted military services. 

Barbara J. Mellott
1957-1998
Barbara Jan Mellott, 41, Warfordsburg, PA, died Sunday, October 18, 1998, at Conemaugh Valley Hospital in Johnstown, PA.
Born October 13, 1957, in McConnellsburg, PA, she was the daughter of John P. and Iva June Strait Winter, Warfordsburg.
She was a 1975 graduate of Southern Fulton High School in Warfordsburg.
She was employed in the insurance claims department of Rayloc in Hancock, MD.
She served in the U.S. Army.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by one daughter, Angie J. Mellott, Needmore, PA; three sisters, Jackie Kerns, Hancock, Jenny Mellott, Needmore and Judy Peck, Berkeley Springs, WV; and one brother, Johnny Winter, Orlando, FL.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Winter; and one niece.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 22 at 4 p.m. at Needmore Bible Church. The Rev. Doug Poffenberger will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
The family will receive friends at the church Thursday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial donations may be made to United Way of Washington County, 998 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740. 

Elmer T. Boden
1930-1998
Elmer Thomas Boden, 68, Hancock, died Wednesday, October 14, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.
Born September 15, 1930, in Little Orleans, he was the son of the late Thomas Garland and Edith Gertrude Smith Neubert Boden.
He retired in 1992 from Rayloc in Hancock and had been a truck driver all of his life.
He served with the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1951 to 1953. 
He was a member of Grace Christian Fellowship, Hancock. 
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Bettie Crouse Boden of Hancock, whom he married November 17, 1951; six daughters, Barbara Keefer, Williamsport, Debrah Longerbeam, Carol Yost, Glenda Pryor, Cindy Golden and Melissa Lipinski, all of Hancock; one son, Wayne Boden, Hancock; two sisters, Hilda Pryor and Ruth Lashley, both of Hancock; two half brothers, John Neubert, Oakland and Rick Neubert of Wyoming; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, John Neubert; a daughter, Lois Ann Boden; an infant son; a son, Keith Boden; a sister, Blanche Thompson; and a half brother Edward Neubert.
Services were held Sunday, October 18 at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. The Rev. Edward James officiated. Burial was in Parkhead Cemetery, Big Pool, with military graveside rites by Tri-State Honor Guard.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

John B. Stahle
1923-1998
John Burhman Stahle, 75, McConnellsburg, PA, a resident of the Extended Care Unit of the Fulton County Medical Center and formerly a resident of Buck Valley, PA, died Wednesday, October 14, 1998 at the unit.
Born in Buck Valley, October 7, 1923, he was the son of the late Charles D. and Ethel V. Colvin Stahle.
He was a member of the Amaranth Church of the Brethren, Warfordsburg, PA.
He is survived by two brothers, James G. Stahle, Hancock, MD and Herbert Gene Stahle, Needmore, PA; two nieces and three nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a twin brother, Charles N. Stahle.
Services were held on Saturday, October 17, at 1 p.m. at the Buck Valley Methodist Church, with the Rev. Frank Teeter and Rev. Clint Bahrenberg officiating. Burial was in the adjoining Buck Valley Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by the Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. 
 
Vivian M. Gaither
1929-1998
Vivian Mary Gaither, 69, Cumberland, MD, died Sunday, October 17, 1998 at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
Born May 27, 1929, in Great Cacapon, she was the daughter of Deloras Harriett (Apple) Foreback, Berkeley Springs, and the late Harry Kenneth Foreback.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Salvation Army in Cumberland.
Surviving are her husband, James Willard Gaither; three sons, Gary W. Gaither, Berkeley Springs, Kenneth L. Gaither and Joseph L. Gaither, both of Cumberland; one sister, Margie Foreback Ridgeway, Cumberland; two brothers, Harry J. Foreback, Cumberland and Richard E. Foreback, Berkeley Springs; three grandchildren, Lora Gaither Foose, Jason Gaither and Cory Gaither; one great grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland, on Monday, October 19 at 12 p.m. with the Rev. Gary W. Barkley officiating. Interment was in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Great Cacapon.

William I. Carnell
1940-1998
William I. Carnell, 57, Warfordsburg, PA, died Saturday, October 17, 1998, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown. 
Born November 8, 1940, in Warfordsburg, he was the son of the late Frank L. and Freda E. Mellott Carnell.
He was a heavy equipment operator for 25 years for New Enterprise in New Enterprise, PA, and was employed by Brake Construction in St. Thomas, PA.
He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren in Needmore, PA.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret L. Schetrompf Carnell, whom he married April 25, 1959; two daughters, Tina Marlene Booth, Warfordsburg and Janet Lee Ritchie; three sons, Jeffrey A. Carnell and John Arnold Carnell, both of Warfordsburg and Wayne Graig Carnell, Hancock; one sister, Beverly Youngblood, Berkeley Springs; and nine grandchildren.
Services will be held today, Wednesday, October 21, at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Roger Truax will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1057 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Arrangements were handled by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.

Eunice D. Willis
Eunice Dean Willis, 95, Martinsburg, died Sunday, October 18, 1998 at the Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Nursing Home, Boonsboro, MD.
She was the daughter of the late David Dean and Elizabeth Jones Dean.
She was a retired interior designer from New York.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and former church elder.
She was a member of the PEO Society.
She is survived by one son, David H. Willis, Berkeley Springs; three grandsons; and eight great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 23, at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Robert S. Hill, Jr. officiating. Interment will be private.
Contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 220 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.
Arrangements were by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. 

Luke E. Terry
Luke Edward Terry, 82, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, October 20, 1998 in Beebe Hospital, Lewis DE.
He was the son of the late A.C. Terry and Nell S. Terry. 
He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and the George Washington University Law School.
He was employed as a vocational agriculture instructor by Bunker Hill High School in 1938. He taught at Martinsburg and Hedgesville high schools. He worked for the USDA Soil Conservation Service, and transferred to the U.S. Veteran's Administration from 1945 to 1949 as a vocational training officer. He began a general fire and casualty insurance agency in Martinsburg, which he sold in 1955.
He was a B-24 bomber pilot in the 10th Air Force during World War II. He retired from combat duty in August 1945 as a 1st Lieutenant.
He was a member of Winchester Avenue Christian Church. 
He was awarded the West Virginia Farm Bureau "Distinguish-ed Service Award."
He established a full-time law practice in Berkeley County in 1955. He was a member of the West Virginia State Bar, West Virginia Bar Association and Berkeley County and American Bar Association.
In 1956 he was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates and served two terms. He was director of Legislation for the West Virginia Farm Bureau for a number of years. He was a 21-year member of the Local Board 28, Selective Service System, and was chairman of the Selective Service Board in Berkeley County.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Johnson Terry, at home; one son, Dr. Luke E. Terry Jr., Sykesville, MD; three daughters, Kathryn T. Burkhart, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Mary Ann Edwards, Nashville, TN and Rebecca J. Farrow, SanClemente, CA; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 24, at Winchester Avenue Christian Church, with the Rev. Douglas J. Hollida officiating. Interment was in Rosedale Cemetery. 
Brown Funeral Home, Martins-burg, was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions can be made to National Tuberous Sclerosis Association, Inc., 8181 Professional Place, Suite 110, Landover, MD 20785-2226 or Camp Frame 4-H Association, 117 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Katherine S. Bracken
Katherine S. Bracken, 72, Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, October 20, 1998, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
She was the daughter of the late Charles Frederick Schmidt and Katherine Overdick Schmidt.
She was a homemaker and school teacher.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are her husband, James D. Bracken, at home; two daughters, Cheryl B. Grubb, Wheaton, IL and Jennifer L. Bracken, Reston, VA; two sons, Jeffrey J. Bracken, Berkeley Springs and David S. Bracken, Springfield, VA; one brother, Frederick C. Schmidt, Reisterstown, MD; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Lillian Lloyd. 
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 23 at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Owen B. Womack officiating. Interment was in Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611.
Arrangements by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs. 

Ray D. Crouse
1926-1998
Ray D. Crouse, 72, Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, October 21, 1998 at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, MD.
Born August 4, 1926, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Cory Crouse and Bessie Crouse Roach and the step-son of the late Henry Roach Sr.
He was of the United Methodist faith.
He was retired from Pennsylvania Glass and Sand Company in Berkeley Springs where he had been employed for 40 years. 
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Ruth Marie Moore Crouse; one daughter, Shirley Harvey, Great Cacapon, WV; two sons, Lewis Crouse, Berkeley Springs and David Crouse, McSherrystown, PA; one sister, Frances Eaton, Berkeley Springs; two half-brothers, Henry Roach Jr. and Nelson Roach, both of Berkeley Springs; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers, Sherman Crouse, Melvin Crouse, Lester Crouse and Merle Crouse.
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 24 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs. The Reverend Henry L. Fisher officiated. Interment was at Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery. 

Minnie G. Pomeroy
Minnie G. Pomeroy, 84, Apopka, FL, formerly of Martinsburg, died Friday, October 23, 1998 in Florida.
She was the daughter of the late Charles and Lucy V. Clark Grove.
She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Martinsburg.
She was a seamstress for the Perfection Garment and the Jefferson Mills companies.
Surviving are her husband, Harold M. Pomeroy, at home; two sons, Harold S. Pomeroy and Richard E. Pomeroy, both of Apopka, FL; three sisters, Mary Webb of Georgia, Helen Forry of Pennsylvania and Leta Myers of West Virginia; two brothers, Harold Grove, Berkeley Springs and Harry Grove of Maryland; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Brigitte Pomeroy Lewis.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 30, at the Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg, with Elder Tom Boggess officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, October 29, at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to SDA Rocky Noll School, Arden Road, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Lynwood L. Mauck
1944-1998
Lynwood Lawrence "Smiley" Mauck, 54, Paw Paw, died Wednesday, October 21, 1998 at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.
He was born August 1, 1944 at Front Royal, VA and was a son of the late Lawrence William Mauck and Virginia Sager Mauck.
He was a truck driver for Valley Ready Mix.
Surviving are his wife, Glenda Riley Mauck; two step daughters, Debbie Mauck, Paw Paw and Wendy Hayes, Pin Oak; one son, Lynwood Mauck; one step son, Anthony Hayes, Paw Paw; two brothers, James Mauck, Front Royal, VA and Billy Mauck, Paw Paw; and five step grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 25 at the Fraley-Kimble Funeral Home in Paw Paw, with Rev. Nancy Ward officiating.
Burial was in the Woodrow Cemetery.

Mildred C. Vance
1909-1998
Mildred Clark Vance, 88, Williamsport, MD, died Saturday, October 24, 1998 at Washington County Hospital.
Born November 1, 1909, in Magnolia, WV, she was the daughter of the late John William Sr. and Susan Izora Spring Clark.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Hager Vance Jr., in 1981.
She received a teaching certificate from Towson State Normal School and a bachelor of arts degree in education from Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, WV. She earned a master's equivalency in education.
An educator for 35 years, she taught every grade from kindergarten to college. In Washington County alone, she taught at Tonoloway, Hancock, Broadway, Pinesburg, Williamsport, Woodland Way, Fountaindale, Washington Street and Surrey Elementary schools.
She was a pioneer in educational television. She taught sixth-grade science as part of the Ford Foundation's project in Washington County Public Schools.
She was a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church in Williamsport.
She is survived by two daughters, JoAnn V. Altfather, Bowie, MD and Mary Kathryn Sours, Silver Spring, MD; one son, Joseph Gilleece Vance Sr. of Florida; two sisters, Grace Clark French, Hagerstown, MD and Madeline Clark Webster, Duncan, OK; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lillian Irene Clark, Clara Clark Weaver and Mary Clark Michael; and two brothers, John William Clark Jr. and Walter Clifton Clark. 
Services were held Tuesday, October 27 at 1:30 p.m. at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St., Williamsport. The Rev. Richard A. Kroll officiated. Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.
Arrangements were handled by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.
Memorial donations may be made to Williamsport United Methodist church, Pastor's Discretionary Fund, 25 E. Church St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

Pauline R. Youngblood
1917-1998
Pauline Ruth Unger Youngblood Mason, 81, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Friday, October 23, 1998, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 27, 1917 in Morgan County, daughter of the late Ivan Ira and Icy Snow Henry Unger.
She was a homemaker and a Protestant.
She was a member of Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post #60 Auxiliary, Risinger-Stotler V.F.W. Post #4019 Auxiliary, Redmen's Club Auxiliary, and Women of the Moose.
She is survived by one son, Vernon D. Youngblood, Berkeley Springs; four daughters, Martha "Sis" Youngblood, Edith Cave and Eileene Miller, all of Berkeley Springs and Irene Doyle, Holbrook, NY; one step-son, Donald L. Mason, Sr., Berkeley Springs; one step-daughter, Peggy Haney, Berkeley Springs; one brother, Dayton Unger, North Dakota; two sisters, Mary Thompson, Shepherdstown, WV and Margie Barnhart, Berkeley Springs; 14 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Floyd D. Youngblood in 1966 and by her second husband, Lee E. Mason in 1982; five brothers, Estee, Berkeley, Clarence, Ray and Raymond Unger; five sisters, Pearl Barney, Virginia Unger, Opal Bivens, Dorothy Trail and Vergie Bishop; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 27, at 1 p.m. at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Hennis H. Fox officiated. Burial was in Greenway Cemetery.

Nelson P. Kesekcer
1924-1998
Nelson Peter Kesecker, 74, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Thursday, October 29, 1998 at his residence.
Born June 27, 1924 in Morgan County, WV, he was the son of the late Roy M. Kesecker and Gertrude Helena Warrenfeltz Kesecker.
He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, WV.
He was a member of Morgan County Farm Bureau and Jr. O.U.A.M. Council #117.
He was a lifelong farmer in Morgan County. He retired in 1986 as a school bus driver for the Morgan County Board of Education. He was also a former County Commissioner of Morgan County.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Verna F. Kesecker, at home; two sons, Dwight N. Kesecker and Owen K. Kesecker, Berkeley Springs; four daughters, Carol A. Selders, Martinsburg, WV, Donna Jean Swaim, Linda M. Miller and Barbara L. Roach, all of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Catherine Lutman and Gladys Butts, both of Berkeley Springs; 12 grandchildren; six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Perry Kesecker and Kenneth Kesecker; and one sister, Emoroy Hessler.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Mary G. Stevens officiated. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery. 

Alice I. Gaither
1935-1998
Alice Irene Gaither, 63, Hancock, MD, died Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at her residence while under the care of the Hospice of Washington County.
Born September 9, 1935 in Morgan County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Youngblood and Rosie Whisner Youngblood.
She was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Orleans Crossroads, WV.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by six sons, William Franklin Gaither, Roger Dean Gaither, Ronald Eugene Gaither and Steve Michael Gaither, all of Berkeley Springs, David Wayne Gaither, Hancock and Nelson Howard Gaither, Great Cacapon, WV; one daughter, Joyce Caroline Spring, Great Cacapon; one sister, Eula Gloyd, Berkeley Springs; 15 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Francis Gaither in 1978; two sisters, Juanita Farris and LaVerne Gloyd; and one grandchild, Ashleigh Gaither.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 31, 11 a.m. at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs. The Reverend David Duckworth officiated. Burial was in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Great Cacapon.

Daisy F. Allen
1926-1998
Daisy Fern Allen, 72, Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs, and formerly of Paw Paw, died Thursday, October 29, 1998 at the Valley View Nursing Home.
Born August 8, 1926 in Great Cacapon, she was the daughter of the late John William Allen and Ethel Ambrose Allen.
She had worked for the Consolidated Packing Plant in Paw Paw.
She was a member of the Church of Christ in Paw Paw.
She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 1, at the Woodrow Cemetery with Eldridge Kerns officiating. Burial was in the Woodrow Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by the Fraley-Kimble Funeral Home, Paw Paw. 
 
Mary E. Gillooly
Mary Elizabeth Gillooly, Berkeley Springs, died Friday, October 30, 1998 at her home.
Born in Patton, PA, she attended and graduated from St. Brendan's Grade School and Elkins High School in Elkins. She graduated from West Virginia Business College in Clarksburg. 
She worked in the field of personnel and employment for more than 40 years, mainly in Greenbrier County, serving in both private industry and for the state and federal governments. She served as a manager for West Virginia State Employment Services in Ronceverte, and later was named District Supervisor managing seven regional districts, a third of all the districts in the state. Retiring in 1985, she moved to Berkeley Springs in October, 1986.
She is survived by one brother, Rev. Patrick J. Gillooly. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Edwin J. Gillooly, her mother, Anna May McCarthy Gillooly; and one sister Margaret Anne Gillooly.
She was a member of St. Catherine's Parish in Ronceverte, where she was president of The Altar and Rosary Society. She attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Berkeley Springs after moving here.
A Rosary and Wake Service was held on Monday, at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Brendan's Catholic Church in Elkins, at noon on Tuesday, November 3. Arrangements were handled by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Robert L. Kidwell
1930-1998
Robert Leo Kidwell, 68, Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, November 3, 1998 at his residence while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Born May 15, 1930, in Great Cacapon, he was the son of the late Dayton V. Kidwell and Grace Peck Kidwell.
He was a member of the Word of Deliverance Church, Berkeley Springs.
He retired in 1996 as a Loader Operator for the West Virginia Department of Highways.
Surviving are two sons, Bob Kidwell and Elwood Kidwell, Great Cacapon; four daughters, Sandy Farris, Topeka, KS, Karen Claypool, Needmore, PA, Donna J. Pierce and Pamela Farris, Great Cacapon; four brothers, Wilbur "Webb" Kidwell, Earl Kidwell, Eugene Kidwell and Carl "Petey" Kidwell, Great Cacapon; three sisters, Nellie Stotler, Alta "Tiddle" Johnson, Berkeley Springs and Mary Ellen Bly, Great Cacapon; 14 grandchildren; six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Olive Geraldine Decker Kidwell, who died in 1998.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 6 at the Word of Deliverance Church, Berkeley Springs. The Reverends Jack and Shirley Hiles will officiate. Interment will be in Great Cacapon Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, November 5 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs. The funeral home will be open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Thursday.

Webster Henry
Webster "Web" Henry, 78, Berkeley Springs, died Friday, October 30, 1998, in Winchester, VA.
He was the son of the late Thomas Henry and Leona Henry. 
He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs.
He was a farmer and orchardist. He was retired from Eddie's Tire Service, Berkeley Springs.
He is survived by one daughter, Anne Marie Johnson, Winchester; three sons, Frank Henry, Martinsburg, Stephen Henry, Stafford, VA and Thomas Gerald Henry, Winchester; one brother, Vernon Henry, Berkeley Springs; nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Miller Henry; and one sister, Mary Haymaker.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 2, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Ledford officiating. A vigil was held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 1, at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs. Interment was in Greenway Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, West Virginia Division, 2428 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25311. 
 
Erma R. Stanley
1919-1998
Erma Rosetta Stanley, 79, Hancock, MD died Tuesday, October 27, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.
Born February 14, 1919, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Millard Fillmore and Annie B. Munson Bishop. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Stanley Sr., in 1984.
She retired from Fairchild Aircraft in 1981.
She was a member of Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, Hancock.
She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion, Hancock; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1311, Berkeley Springs, WV; and UAW Local 842, Hagerstown.
She is survived by four stepdaughters, Linda Shoemaker and Jean Foreback, both of Berkeley Springs, Peggy Sauerland, Edmonds, WA and Patsy Vance, Artemas, PA; five stepsons, Larry Stanley, Chinook, MT, Donald Stanley and William Stanley Jr., both of Warfordsburg, PA, Terry Stanley and Robert Stanley, both of Hagerstown; stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by five sisters, Gertrude Brooks, Lillith Divelbliss, Pearl Landers, Ruby Walls and Rosalie Bishop; and four brothers, Fred Bishop, Raymond Bishop, Russell Bishop and Harry Bishop.
Services were held Saturday, October 31, at 11 a.m. at Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Phillip Unger officiated. Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery. 
Arrangements were handled by the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock.

Melvin Johnston
Melvin "Monty" Johnston, 71, Hedgesville, died Tuesday, October 27, 1998.
He was the son of the late Floyd and Isabel Smalling Johnston.
He was a graduate of Montevideo, MN High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was an Iowa conservation officer for 13 years, superintendent of Black Hawk County, IA parks for four years and a real estate broker and developer for 22 years.
He was the principal developer of the 800-acre Sleepy Hollow Recreational Community in Berkeley and Morgan counties. He developed numerous waterfront communities on Smith Mountain Lake near Roanoke, VA. He was the founding president of the Smith Mountain Lake Association - an organization of several hundred citizens formed to protect that 20,000 acre lake.
He built a nine-hole golf course at The Woods Resort, Hedgesville. He contributed his efforts to building a lake and football field at Berkeley County's Poor House Farm Park.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jeraldine Johnston, the Woods; one son, Richard Johnston, Moneta, VA; two daughters, Stephanie Johnston, Richmond, VA and Connie Jo Latham, Lexington, KY; five grandchildren; one brother, Ray Johnston, Hedgesville; five sisters, Florence Conrow, San Jose, CA, Dorothy Hites, Waverly, IA, Helen George, Janesville, IA, Ruth Dewey, Antioch, TN and Mary Kourey, Des Moines, IA.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Johnston. 
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 31 at Hedges Chapel at The Woods, with the Revs. Rose and David Wayland officiating.
A memorial is being planned for the golf course he built. 
Arrangements by the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.


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