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Charles D. McBee
1937-1998
Charles Douglas McBee, 61, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died Saturday, November 14, 1998 at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.
Born October 15, 1937 in Jimstown, he was the son of the late Charles Alvin and Ella Isabelle Young McBee.
He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley Springs.
He attended Berkeley Springs High School.
He served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
He was a retired Miller with U.S. Silica, Berkeley Springs.
He was a member of the Mid-Atlantic KOI Club and raised Japanese KOI fish.
Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Judith Ann Penwell McBee, at home; three daughters, Stephanie Lynne Breeden, and Lisa Ann McBee, both of Berkeley Springs, and Teresa Richelle Munson, Glendale, AZ; two grandchildren, Meredith Kathryn Breeden, Berkeley Springs, and Jared Douglas Munson, Glendale, AZ; two sisters, Eva Lou Hofe, Charles Town, WV, Phyllis Lorraine Cain, Berkeley Springs; five brothers, Kenneth W. McBee, Harold Frank McBee and Paul G. McBee, all of Berkeley Springs, Larry E. McBee, Indian Springs, MD, Walter David McBee, Puyallup, WA and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant brothers.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 401 S. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs with the Rev. Stephen J. Cuff officiating. Interment was in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Endowment Fund of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 401 S. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Leona M. Little
1922-1998
Leona M. Little, 76, Hancock, MD, died Thursday, November 12, 1998 at her home.
Born April 7, 1922 in Tulsa, OK, she was the daughter of the late Ezra and Olive Ingram Pittman.
She was preceded in death May 2, 1977 by her husband, Lawrence A. Little.
She was retired owner-operator of Leona's Beauty Shop and had been a beautician in Hancock for over 50 years.
She was a Sunday School teacher, a member of The Session, the Prayer Fellowship and a member of the Hancock Presbyterian Church for 57 years.
She was very active in Hancock community activities including Christmas For Others.
She is survived by a friend, William H. French, Hancock; one son, Lawrence A. Little, Hagerstown, MD; one sister, F. Lucille Charlton, Hancock; and one granddaughter, Jonelle L. Little, Hagerstown.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Jones and one brother, Roy E. Pittman.
Services were held Monday, November 16, 1998 at the Hancock Presbyterian Church, Hancock, with the Rev. Magee Iddings officiating. Burial was in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Hancock.
Arrangements were by the Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Presbyterian Church, c/o Kristie Gregory, Treasurer, HCR 81, Box 156, Big Cove Tannery, PA 17212.

Eugene Crouse
Eugene Crouse, 56, Whitacre, VA, died Tuesday, November 10, 1998, at the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA. 
He was the son of the late Chester J. and Janie E. Omps Crouse.
He was employed as an orchard worker.
He is survived by one son, Eugene Crouse, Winchester; two brothers, Junior Lee Crouse, Cross Junction, VA, and Earl W. Crouse, Berkeley Springs; and two sisters, Betty Stotler and Wondethes Puffinberger, both of Whitacre, VA.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 13, at the Beacon Baptist Church, Whitacre, with the Rev. Cletus Palmer officiating. Interment was in the Salem Cemetery.
Arrangements were by the Giffin Funeral Home, Capon Bridge. 

Donald Miller
Donald Miller Sr., 61, Tolland, CT, died Thursday, November 5, 1998 at Rockville General Hospital, CT.
He was born in East Hartford, CT, the son of the late Otto and Martha (Henschke) Miller.
He lived in Tolland 35 years.
He was a graduate of East Hartford High School, Class of 1955.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955 to 1959. 
He worked for SNET for 25 years, retiring in 1991. He was a mechanic and part owner of D.M. Auto at Crystal Lake since 1982.
He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, the NRA and an honorary member of the Italian American Friendship Club.
He is survived by his wife, Etta (Barker) Miller, Tolland; one daughter, Cynthia Fletcher of Indiana; one son, Douglas Miller, Stafford Springs, CT; one stepdaughter, Sandra Suitter, Man-chester; one stepson, Douglas K. Ahnert of South Carolina; one sister, Gretel Miller of Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Erica and Christopher Fletcher, Brandy Ahnert and Henry Suitter Jr.
He was preceded in death by one son, Donald Miller, Jr. 
A funeral service was held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 7 at Ladd-Turkington Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon, CT, with the Rev. Hannah Howe officiating. Private burial at the convenience of the family.
Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 14 Village Lane, P.O. Box 370, Wallingford, CT 06492-0370.

William F. Yoder
William Frederick Yoder, 86, formerly of Paw Paw, and Carson Valley, PA, died at his daughter's home in Connecticut on November 11, 1998.
He was a Penn State graduate and taught math and chemistry at Paw Paw High School.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Sixth Infantry in Central Europe.
He was a member of The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, MA.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Hendrix Yoder.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Linda Agliardo, Huntington, CT and Jennifer Lou Eppel, San Antonio, TX; one son, MMC Jefferson Lee Yoder of The USS Detroit and Lincroft, NJ; one sister, Mary Emma Jones, Altoona, PA; and six grandchildren.
A private service and cremation were held in Connecticut. 
Memorial donations may be made to Ben Haven (a school for autistic people), 67 Bull Hill Lane, West Haven, CT 06516. 

Richard F. McCarty
1956-1998
Richard F. McCarty, 41, Hancock, MD, died Saturday, November 14, 1998, at his home.
Born December 12, 1956, in Martinsburg, WV, he was the son of Francis L. "Buck" McCarty, Hancock and Mary L. Clark Munson, Berkeley Springs, WV.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Darla Rae Brown McCarty, in 1990.
He was a 1975 graduate of Hancock High School.
He was employed for 24 years at the Park-N-Dine Restaurant in Hancock where he was assistant manager.
He was a member of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Hancock.
He was a member of Iowa Tribe of Kansas, Nebraska.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his second wife, Angela Dawn Smith McCarty, Hancock; two daughters, Deseree Trail, Berkeley Springs and Tiffany B. McCarty, Hancock; maternal grandmother, Rose M. George, Hagerstown; paternal grandmother, Dessie L. McCarty, Hancock; four sisters, Vickie Truax, Needmore, PA, Donna L. Unger, Berkeley Springs, Diane McCarty, Little Orleans, MD and Billie Jo Trail, Hancock; five brothers, Jack L. McCarty, Hagerstown, Craig E. McCarty, Monroe, VA, Scott W. Diehl, Berkeley Springs, Tracy L. Golden, Harrisonville, PA and Luckie McCarty, Little Orleans; and two grandsons.
Services were held Tuesday, November 17, at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 2 E. High Street, Hancock. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. and Lay Associate Steven L. McCarty officiated. Burial was in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon, WV.
Arrangements were by the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740. 
 
Ray B. Widmyer
1919-1998
Ray Brenton Widmyer, 79, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Saturday, November 14, 1998 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV.
Born October 24, 1919 in Morgan County, WV, he was the son of the late Ernest L. and Daisy Stotler Widmyer.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs.
He graduated from Berkeley Springs High School.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1969 at the rank of Tech Sergeant, serving during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War.
He was a member of Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post #60 and Morgan County Chapter #34, D.A.V., both in Berkeley Springs. He was a life member of the 7th Photo Group Association, 8th Air Force, Mount Farm, England, 1943-1945. 
He was a member of A.A.R.P. He was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics Council #117, Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are two step-sons, Carroll Luttrell, Berkeley Springs and Larry Allen Luttrell, Cumberland, MD; one step-daughter, Ann Schoenadel, Little Orleans, MD; two sisters, Thelma Lewter, College Park, MD and Helen Perry, Chambersburg, PA; three brothers, Harry Widmyer, Venice, FL, James Hector Widmyer, Winchester, VA and George Widmyer, Lamahville, WV; 11 step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dortha "Dottie" Maxine Fritzman Widmyer on January 6, 1998 and one brother, William Widmyer.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with Pastor Wayne Frum officiating. Interment with military graveside honors by the Tri-State Honor Guard was in Greenway Cemetery.
The Junior Order conducted a memorial service Monday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Virginia H. Waugh
1914-1998
Virginia Hunter Waugh, 84, Berkeley Springs, died Monday, November 16, 1998 at City Hospital, Martinsburg.
She was born February 3, 1914 in Morgan County, the daughter of the late James Edward and Nanny Catheryn Henry Hunter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse W. Waugh in 1981.
She was a registered nurse and senior charge nurse at City Hospital in Martinsburg for 15 years and retired from War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs after 22 years of service.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by four daughters, Nancy Waugh and Nora Dusing, both of Berkeley Springs, Mary Virginia Beckman, Swanton, MD and Brigette Hausman, Cumberland, MD; four sons, Tom Waugh, Alexandria, VA, Arthur Charles A.C. Waugh, Fairbanks, AK, Jess Waugh, Atlanta, GA and Jay Waugh, Berkeley Springs; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Brill and Martha Price; three brothers, Charles Hunter, Ted Shackeford and William Hunter; and two grandchildren, Teresa Waugh and Christopher Waugh.
Services will be held Thursday, November 19 at 1 p.m. at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with Edwin Floyd officiating. Interment will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Memorial donations may be made to City Hospital Director of Volunteers, P.O. Box 1418, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Boyd E. Teter
Boyd Elber Teter, 86, of Paw Paw, and formerly of Maysville, died Thursday, November 12, 1998 at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs, where he had resided since August.
He was the son of the late William Kincaid Teter and Delphia Burgess Teter.
He was Dunkard Brethren by faith.
He was a farmer. In the 1950s, he drove a school bus in Berkeley County.
He is survived by two sons, James Keith Teter, Capon Bridge and Olin Teter, Paw Paw; two daughters, Janie Alt, Berkeley Springs and Thelma Ward, Gordonsville, VA; one sister, Helen Massey, Ridgeley; one brother, Glenn Teter, Big Stone Gap, VA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maysel Stump Teter; one granddaughter, Tammy Gail Alt; two brothers, Paul and Ivan Teter; and one sister, Lona Teter Border.
Graveside services were held Saturday, November 14 at 2 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery in Petersburg, with the Rev. Earl Travis officiating. Interment followed in Maple Hill Cemetery. 

Hope E. Golden
1977-1998
Hope Elaine Golden, 21, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Friday, November 20, 1998 near Hedgesville, WV, as a result of an automobile accident.
Born June 16, 1977, she was the daughter of Dennis G. and Janice F. Golden.
She was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs.
She was a senior at Shepherd College.
She was a member of Delta Zeta sorority and was a Shepherd College cheerleader.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by paternal grandparents, Glen A. and Evelyn L. Golden, Berkeley Springs; maternal grandfather, Joseph P. Marra, Berkeley Springs; her boyfriend, Brent Yost, Berkeley Springs; one sister, Faith N. Golden, Berkeley Springs; one brother, Dennis G. Golden Jr., Berkeley Springs; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Melvin E. Faith and Olive Faith Marra.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 24 at the St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church in Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. John Ledford officiating. Interment was in the Michael Family Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Contributions can be made at the Morgan County Public Library, 204 N. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 or St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church Altar Rosary Society.
Arrangements by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs.

Eddie E. Anderson
1939-1998
Eddie Ernest Anderson, 59, Warren, VA died Thursday, November 12, 1998 at his home.
He was born August 28, 1939 in Paw Paw, a son of David M. and Jane C. Brumback Anderson. He was an area resident for 45 years.
He retired November 8 from WCI Steel Inc. where he was a track walker for 39 years.
He was a member of Eastside Church of Christ, where he was also a former choir member. He liked fishing, gardening and sports.
Surviving besides his mother are his wife, Rita Mae Berry Anderson, whom he married September 7, 1974; a son, Eddie Ernest Anderson Jr., Warren; a daughter, Janeen Vernette Anderson, Los Angeles; three brothers, Norman, James and Bob Anderson, all of Warren; 10 sisters, Margaret Mitchell, Thelma Meade, Ruth Lee, Peggy Hadden, JoAnn Stoutamire, Rose Bell, Maxine Craig, Ilene Provitt, Candy Daniels, all of Warren, and Dolly Spencer, Paw Paw; and one grandchild.
The funeral was Wednesday, November 18 at Eastside Church of Christ. Burial was at Pine Knoll Cemetery.

Robert E. Corbett
1932-1998
Robert E. "Bob" Corbett, 66, Paw Paw, WV, died Saturday, November 21, 1998 at the War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, WV.
Born February 17, 1932 in Hancock, MD, he was a son of the late George l. and Madeline (Shives) Corbett.
He was a retired maintenance engineer for Rich Foods of Winchester, VA.
He was a member of the Paw Paw Church of Christ.
He was a US Army veteran of the Korean conflict.
He was preceded in death by one sister.
Surviving are his wife, Jane (Herrell) Corbett; two sons, Eddy G. Ridgeway, Paw Paw and Kent Corbett, Louisville, KY; one daughter, Robin Kay Delawder, Paw Paw; four brothers, James Corbett, Berkeley Springs, William Corbett, Newark, DE, George Corbett, Oldtown, MD and Donald Corbett, Hagerstown, MD; four half-brothers, Ronnie Corbett, Berkeley Springs, Paul Corbett, Cross Junction, VA, Roger Corbett, Warfordsburg, PA and Terry Corbett, Hagerstown; two sisters, Juanita Peters, Paw Paw and Hallie Fleegle, Hancock; one half-sister, Lana Golden, Hagerstown; and six grandchildren. 
Funeral services are being conducted today, Wednesday, November 25 at 1 p.m. at the Paw Paw Church of Christ with Michael Collins officiating. Burial at the Woodrow Cemetery near Paw Paw.
Fraley-Kimble Funeral Home, Paw Paw, was in charge of arrangements.

Jennie DiPietro
1929-1998
Jennie "Jane" DiPietro, 69, Berkeley Springs, formerly of Morgantown, died Thursday, November 19, 1998 at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.
She was born July 11, 1929 in Morgantown, a daughter of the late John and Carmella Sturba DiPietro.
She was the manager of the Hotel Morgan for over a decade. She retired from Monongalia General Hospital as a general accountant.
She was Roman Catholic by faith and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
She is survived by two brothers, Henry DiPietro, Bowie, MD and Tony DiPietro, Berkeley Springs; four nephews; and two nieces.
Funeral services are today, Wednesday, November 25, 1 p.m. at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce Street, Morgantown, with the Fr. Colombo Bandiera as celebrant.
Burial will follow in East Oak Grove Cemetery. 

Larry Hawkins
1935-1998
Larry Hawkins, 63, Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, November 19, 1998.
Born July 8, 1935, he was the son of Mary Frances Dickerhoff Hawkins, Hancock, MD and the late Lawerence Franklin Hawkins.
He was a member of the St. Marks Episcopal Church, Hancock.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He served in the 82nd Airborne.
He was a land developer, contractor and excavator.
He was a member of the Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post 6, Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are his wife, Janet Heston Hawkins, at home; two daughters, Terry Ann Kovoc, Elgin IL and Barbara Gail; two sons, Jerry Bowling, Franklin, OH and Tony Hawkins, Elgin, IL; one stepdaughter, Chelsea White, Berkeley Springs; one sister, Mary Ann Stotler, Sandford, FL; six brothers, Jack Hawkins and Mack Hawkins, both of Gaithersburg, MD, Robert Hawkins, Damascus, MD and Kenny Stotler, Wayne Stotler and Larry Stotler, all of Berkeley Springs; and several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 23, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Hancock with the Rev. Allan Weatherholt officiating.
Arrangements by the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs.

Charles S. Burke
1910-1998
Charles S. Burke, 88, Grafton, died Saturday, October 31, 1998 at the Grafton City Hospital.
He was born in Grafton, January 9, 1910, a son of the late Charles E. and Nellie (Stubbins) Burke.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Claudia (Phillips) Burke, May 1, 1996. They were married for 64 years.
He was a veteran of WW II having served in the US Navy. 
He was employed as a conservation officer for two years; he served in law enforcement for over 50 years, he retired from the West Virginia State Police in 1966 with 25 years service, he also retired from the Taylor County Sheriff's Department in 1985 with 23 years service for seven different sheriffs.
He was stationed in Berkeley Springs August 1948 to October 1960.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Grafton for 70 years.
He was a 65 year member of Grafton Lodge #15, A.F.&A.M.; a 50 year member of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry of Wheeling; a 50 year member of the Osiris Temple of Wheeling; a 50 year member of the American Legion State Police Post #112, the American Legion Taylor County Post #12, a charter and life member of F.O.P. #116 of Grafton, the Retired State Police Association, the WV Troopers Federation. He also served two terms on the Grafton City Council.
Surviving are two sons, Robert G. Burke, Martinsburg and Charles P. Burke, West Columbia, SC; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one brother, Bill Burke, Austin, TX; one niece and one cousin.

Leoma P. Orndorff
1914-1998
Leoma Pauline Orndorff, 84, Newton Falls, OH, died November 24, 1998 at the Gillette Nursing Home, Warren, OH. 
Born October 20, 1914 in Little Orleans, MD, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Harvey Bishop and Cleda Agnes Apple.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George William Orndorff, on December 23, 1993. They were married September 16, 1933.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the First Church of God in Leavittsburg.
She was a member of the Newton Falls Senior Citizens. 
She is survived by three daughters, Wanda Keenan, Weathersfield, OH, Phyllis Whitacre, Warren, OH and Janice True, Palmdale, CA; one son, Harold G. Orndorff, Bazetta, OH; one sister, Genevieve Twigg, Cumberland, MD; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Lester Bishop; and one sister, Dorothy Kreger. 
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 27 at 11 a.m. at the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad Street, Newton Falls. Burial will be at Braceville Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
 
Elizabeth J. Golden
1953-1998
Elizabeth Julene Golden, 45, Berkeley Springs, died on Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, MD.
Born August 16, 1953 in Monterey Park, CA, she was the daughter of the late Wiley Frank and Elsie Lee Reed Hill. 
She was a member of Berkeley Baptist Church, Berkeley Springs.
She graduated from Chaffey High School, Ontario, CA and graduated from Hagerstown Business College, Hagerstown, in 1981.
She was a member and had served as Chief of Morgan County Rescue Service in Berkeley Springs. She was active and had served as President of the Berkeley Springs Band Boosters. 
Surviving are her husband of 28 years, Dale Andrew Golden, at home; one daughter, Kristie Michelle Golden, Berkeley Springs; one son, Kevin Andrew Golden, Berkeley Springs; and one grandson, Jacob Tyler Golden, Berkeley Springs.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with Pastor George Hopkins officiating. Interment was in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Berkeley Springs High School Band Boosters, c/o Kitty Ridgeway, 10 Skyline Village, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Mary C. Mazingo
1921-1998
Mary Catherine Mazingo, 77, Hancock, MD, died Tuesday, November 17, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.
Born June 21, 1921, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Molly Reel Landers.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vernon L. Munson, in 1976; and by her second husband, James J. Mazingo, in 1985.
She had been a seamstress for Jacob Brothers and Cauburn Inc., in Hancock.
She was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Berkeley Springs, WV.
She is survived by six daughters, Deanna Snider, Grapevine, TX, Sharon Rash, Waynesboro, PA, Cathy Baden, Hancock, Sheila Vinson, Baltimore, MD and Judy Michael and Connie Yost, both of Berkeley Springs; three sons, Dennis Munson, Laurel, MD, Wayne Munson, Smithsburg, MD and Richard Munson, Kutztown, PA; one stepdaughter, Patricia Koch, Accokeek, MD; seven stepsons, Roger Hoffman, Florence, KS, Foster Hoffman, Towson, MD, Calvin Hoffman, Berkeley Springs, James O. Mazingo, Baltimore, Jeffery L. Mazingo, Hancock and Ross E. Mazingo and Dennis G. Mazingo, both of Hagerstown; 26 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; step-great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Esther Mitchell, Pearl Caddie, Louise Hoffman and Rosalie Landers; and two brothers, William Landers and Maurice Landers.
Services were held Thursday, November 19 at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The Rev. Brian Jones officiated. Burial was in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, Maryland Affiliate Inc., 407 Central Ave., Glyndon, MD 21071-9987 or American Heart Association, 322 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Portia V. Largent
1921-1998
Portia Virginia Largent, 77, Largent, WV, died Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at her residence.
Born January 29, 1921 in Largent, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence McKinley and Flora Edith Merchant Batt. 
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs.
She attended public schools in Morgan County.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Otis Watson Largent, at home; one daughter, Sandra Jean Lipinski, Hancock, MD; four sons, Otis Watson Largent, Jr., Hampstead, MD, James Ira Largent, Roger Lee Largent and Ronald Thomas Largent, all of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Mamie Carpenter, Keystone Heights, FL; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Lillian Bennett, Mary Perry, Annabelle White, Zella Whisner, Shirley Ann Batt; and one brother, Charles Allen Batt.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 28 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Hennis H. Fox officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon, WV.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, November 27 at the funeral home which will be open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Friday.

Wayland C. Honaker
Wayland C. Honaker, 87, Hedgesville, died Tuesday, November 24, 1998, at his residence.
He was the son of the late Gilmer Echols Honaker and Anna Susan Ballard Honaker.
He was a member of the Tomahawk Christian Church.
He was a charter member and founder of the Tomahawk Ruritan Club.
He was instrumental in the building of the new Back Creek Bridge on W.Va. 9 for which he received the Distinguished West Virginian Award presented by Gov. Gaston Caperton.
He retired in 1971 from the Department of Agriculture as a soil conservation officer.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Alma G. Sibold Honaker, at home; one son, Jerry W. Honaker, at home; one son, Jerry W. Honaker, Hedgesville; two daughters, Wilma Jane Yost, Berkeley Springs and Pamela Diane Stickel, Martinsburg; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Charlotte Marie McMahan, Fayetteville; one nephew and cousins.
He was preceded in death by one son, James W. Honaker. 
Services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 28, at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with the Rev. Jerry Holdman officiating. Interment was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.
Contributions may be made to the Tomahawk Christian Church, Route 5, Box 68, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

Sandra Hoopengardner
1946-1998
Sandra Elizabeth Hoopengardner, 52, Warfordsburg, PA, died Monday, November 23, 1998 at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, WV.
Born September 27, 1946, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Helen Price Stahle, Buck Valley, PA and the late Cloyd Stahle.
She and her husband owned and operated Sideling Hill Amoco, Little Orleans, MD.
She was a member of Buck Valley Christian Church, Warfordsburg.
She was a member of Buck Valley Memorial Cemetery Association and Buck Valley Park Association.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Ronald J. Hoopengardner, whom she married October 10, 1970; four daughters, Justine E. Murray, Berkeley Springs, Jenna D. Hoopengardner, Jolene H. Hoopengardner and Jada J. Hoopengardner, all of Warfordsburg; one sister, Dianne Myers, Alyria, OH; and one grandson.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 27 at Buck Valley Christian Church. The Rev. Clint Bahrenburg and the Rev. Dennis Kletzing officiated. Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery.
Arrangements were by the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to Johns Hopkins Children's Center, 600 N. Broadway Street, Baltimore, MD 21205; or Orleans Volunteer Fire Co., Little Orleans, MD 21766.

Roy M. Keefer
1912-1998
Roy M. Keefer, 86, Hancock, MD, died Saturday, November 28 at his home.
Born July 30, 1912 in Fulton County, PA, he was the son of the late Martin VanBuren and Sallie Smith Keefer, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Delilah M. Hoffman, his second wife, Catherine Virginia Thompson and his third wife, Mildred Irene Divelbliss Fink.
He was a retired trackman for the B&O Railroad with over 40 years of service.
He was a veteran of WW II serving in the US Army, a member of the Alderton Dawson Post 60 American Legion, Berkeley Springs, WV, the Fulton Overseas Veterans Association and the VFW Post 655 both of McConnellsburg, PA.
He is survived by one daughter, Barbara Ann Keefer, Hancock; one son, Gary Keefer, Hancock; two stepdaughters, Evelyn Faith, Kennwick, WA and Shelvie Jean Starliper, Hancock; five stepsons, Ezra Divelbliss, Ernest Fink, Herb Fink, James Fink and Wilbur Fink, all of Hancock; one nephew; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and 16 step-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one stepson, Dennis Fink and one brother, James E. Keefer.
Services were held on Tuesday, December 1, at 2:30 p.m. at the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock, with the Rev. William Swope officiating. Burial was with military honors by the Tri State Honor Guard in St. Thomas' Episcopal Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Rescue Squad, 57 E. Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750 or to the Hancock Vol. Fire Co., 3 Fulton Street, Hancock, MD 21750. 

Howard C. Stokes
1947-1998
Howard Claude Stokes, 51, Hancock, MD, died Wednesday, November 25, 1998 at the Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, MD.
Born February 1, 1947 in Beckley, WV, he was the son of Ida Arvella (Akers) Stokes Kozsey, Plainsville, OH and the late Paul C. Stokes.
He was a carpenter, employed with Master Carpentry in Laurel, MD.
He served in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict 1965-1968.
He was of the Protestant faith.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Barbara J. (Gorman) Stokes whom he married May 9, 1990 in Hagerstown; one stepdaughter, Erin A. Rumbley, at home; one stepson, Jeffery O. Binks, at home; three daughters, Lisa A. Stokes, Shana O. Stokes, both at home and Grace N. Stokes, Plainesville, OH; one sister, Jody Wolfe of Ohio and one brother Michael Kozsey of Ohio.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, December 1 at 7 p.m. at the St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 2 E. High St., Hancock. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt, Jr. officiated.
Interment was at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were handled by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.

Owen F. Ginevan
1920-1998
Owen Franklin Ginevan, 78, Paw Paw, died Thursday, November 26, 1998 at Hampshire Memorial Hospital.
He was the son of the late Oliver Ginevan and Hettie Moreland Ginevan.
He was employed as a meat cutter.
A World War II veteran and former prisoner of war, he was a member of VFW Post 1101 in Romney.
He is survived by four daughters, Gertrude Burns, Millersville, MD, Evelyn Smith, Crownsville, MD, Shirley Ginevan, Edgewater, MD and Linda Anderson, Pax; five brothers, Bruce Ginevan, Pasadena, MD, Paul Ginevan, Bloomery, Omar Ginevan, Augusta, Carl Ginevan and Brother Ginevan, both of Paw Paw; five sisters, Edith Belford, Paw Paw, Eula Grabeil, Augusta, Edna Moreland, Points, Ethel Largent and Evelyn Ginevan, both of Levels; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Wilt; and three brothers.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 28, at the McKee Funeral Home Chapel, Augusta, with Pastor Danny Combs officiating. Interment was in the Ginevan Cemetery, Paw Paw.

Estalene G. Manning
1899-1998
Estalene G. Manning, 99, a resident of Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs, WV, and formerly made her home with Tootie and Ed James, Hancock, MD, died Sunday, November 29, 1998 at Valley View.
Born April 17, 1899 in Warfordsburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Ella Litton Golden and widow of H. Lee Manning who passed away August 3, 1984.
She was a member of the Hancock Presbyterian Church, and the Women's Circle of the church.
She is survived by two daughters, Virginia M. Rintoul, Odenton, MD and Pauline E. James, Hancock; one son Eugene L. Manning, Pouqson, VA; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Bertha Kirk, Mamie Barnhart and Vida Manning; three brothers, Earl Golden, Charlie Golden and twin brother, Eugene Golden; one grandson, G. Lee James.
Services will be held today, Wednesday, December 2, at the Hancock Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Margee Iddings officiating. Burial will be in the Warfordsburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Warfordsburg, PA.
Arrangements are being handled by the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Rescue Squad, Inc., 57 E. Main Street, Hancock or the Hancock Vol. Fire Co., 3 Fulton Street, Hancock, MD 21750.
 
Cora A. Mellott
1923-1998
Cora A. Mellott, 74, Needmore, PA, died Monday, November 30, 1998, at Fulton County Medical Center.
Born December 31, 1923, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Charles Randolph and Rosa Ann Robinett Yost. 
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, Needmore.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Glenn C. Mellott; one son, Randy Mellott, Needmore; two sisters, Pauline Shirey and Betty Grove, both of York, PA; one brother, Paul Yost, Berkeley Springs, WV; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Dalby; and three brothers, Bud Yost, Bob Yost and Johnnie Yost. 
Services will be Thursday, December 3, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren in Needmore. The Rev. Roger Truax will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight, Wednesday, December 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. 2nd St., McConnellsburg, PA which will be open from 2 p.m.

Ralph E. Mull
Ralph E. Mull, 76, Martinsburg, died Wednesday, November 25, 1998, at his residence.
He was the son of the late Harry W. Mull and Ida Hall Mull.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air-Force.
Surviving are one son, Harry T. Mull, Berkeley Springs; one daughter at home, Kathy A. Mull; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Vivian McMillen, Watsontown, PA.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Houseknecht Mull.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 28, at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with the Rev. Harold O. Snyder officiating. Interment was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

Beatrice C. Somers
1914-1998
Beatrice C. Somers, 84, Wiley Ford, WV died Monday, November 30, 1998 at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born January 18, 1914, in Sleepy Creek, she was the daughter of the late Howard F. and Viola (Kesecker) Fox. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph B. Somers and one son, George K. Somers.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are three daughters, Yvonne Ogg, Damascus, MD, Jean Kramer, Baltimore, MD, Kay Morin, Oldtown, MD; one son, Ralph B. Somers, Frederick, MD; two sisters, Leona Carbaugh, Hedgesville, WV, Neva Richwine, Carlisle, PA; two brothers, Ray Fox, Cherry Run, WV, Hennis Fox, Berkeley Springs; nine grandchildren, Brian Somers, Jeffrey Somers, Kristi Waite, Stephen Ogg, James Kramer, Robert Kramer, Dana Crowe, Kevin Somers, Adam Somers and seven great grandchildren.
Services are being conducted at the Miracle Center, Hedgesville, WV today, Wednesday, December 2, at 11 a.m. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment in Crossroads Cemetery, Hedgesville.
Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland, MD was in charge of arrangements. 

Georgie A. Post
1922-1998
Georgie Arretta Post, 76, Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, November 26, 1998 at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs, WV.
Born March 12, 1922 in Morgan County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Emory Nelson and Viola Zezella Elliott Post.
She was of the Protestant faith.
She attended Berkeley Springs Elementary School.
She was a seasonal fruit processor at local orchards. She has been a homemaker in recent years.
Surviving are one sister, Emily J. "Tiney" Bowers, Gerrardstown, WV; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her common law husband, Gilbert Miller; three sisters, Ruth Shives, Dorothy Kelley and Frances Dillow; and three brothers, Charles Post, James Post and Richard Post.
Private services and burial in Catalpa United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hancock, MD.
Arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.


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