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Harold S. Mills
1906-1998
Harold S. Mills, 92, Baltimore, MD, died Friday, December 3, 1998 at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
Born October 12, 1906 in Pocomoke City, MD, he was the son of the late Edna Merrill and Harold C. Mills.
He was employed with Lockheed Martin Corp. (formerly Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Co.) for 30 years as a millwright. 
He was a member of the Church of Christ in Baltimore and Berkeley Springs.
He is survived by one daughter, Peggy Mullens, Berkeley Springs; two granddaughters, Sandra Tincher, Asheboro, NC and Linda Shipe, Manchester, MD; three great grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Mills Lambertson, Pocomoke City. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura M. Howard; two brothers, Robert Mills and Clarence Mills; two sisters, Madeline Mills Sparrow and Louise Mills Carey.
A memorial service was held at the Church of Christ, Berkeley Springs, Sunday, December 6, officiated by Lewis Morrison. Interment was at the convenience of the family. 
Arrangements were made by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Sidney Salitsky
Sidney Salitsky, 78, died Tuesday, December 1, 1998 in Boynton Beach, FL.
He had been a Southern Florida resident for 10 years, having moved from Hagerstown, MD where he had been manager of the Hancock London Fog rainwear factory for 22 years. 
He is survived by one son, Paul Salitsky, Davis, CA.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ronnie (Rose) Salitsky.
Donations may be made in his memory to a charity that benefits stroke research.
Arrangements were handled by Neptune Society Cremation, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 

LeEsta E. Wade
1922-1998
LeEsta Elizabeth "Bunny" Wade, 76, of Homewood Retirement Village, Williamsport, MD and formerly of Hagerstown, MD, died Thursday, December 3, 1998 at Washington County Hospital.
Born October 24, 1922, in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Clifton Emmet and Carrie Maude Ruppenthal Aulabaugh.
She was previously employed with Carborandum.
She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church. 
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Clifton D. Wade; three daughters, Teresa Shelepet, Newark, DE, Mary Rammel, Wilmington, DE and Lillian Hunter, Baltimore, MD; a son, David Wade, Boonsboro; two sisters, Ferol Lacey, Sterling, VA and Frances Michael, Williamsport, MD; and five grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Monday, December 7, at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dennis L. Upton officiated. Burial at the convenience of the family. 
Memorial donations may be made to Scholarship Fund at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Arrangements were by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. 

Clifford Willingham
Clifford Haley Willingham, 77, Shepherdstown, died Thursday, December 4, 1998 at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
He is the son of the late James E. and Zora E. (Broy) Willingham.
He was of the Lutheran faith.
He was retired from many years of work as a self-employed farmer with his brother, William S. Willingham, Shepherdstown.
Besides his brother, he is survived by two sisters, Ida V. Frye, Shepherdstown and Margaret M. Mong, Martinsburg; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Frances R. Willingham; five brothers, Ernest Willingham, Frank Willingham, John Willingham, Robert Willingham and Wesley Willingham.
Services were held at the Melvin T. Strider Funeral Home, Charles Town, at 10 a.m. Sunday, December 7, with the Rev. Richard E. Neal officiating. Interment was at Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville, VA.

Lena V. Bohrer
1907-1998
Lena Virginia Bohrer, 91, Fredericksburg, VA, died November 28, 1998 at the Woodmont Health Care Center, Fredericksburg, VA.
Born June 7, 1907 in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Walter Culp and Florence Kelley.
She is survived by one son, Nelson Reed Bohrer, Fredericksburg, VA; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one sister, Mildred Seville, Hancock, MD.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Cameron Bohrer.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 1, at the Found & Sons Chapel, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, with Pastor Gerald Rogers officiating. Interment was in Union Chapel Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 2.

Dakota A. McKenzie
Dakota Ash McKenzie, infant son of James Jr. and Valerie G. Lynch McKenzie, Hancock, MD died Wednesday, December 9, 1998 at Washington County Hospital.
He was born December 9, 1998 in Hagerstown.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Dorian A. McKenzie, at home; two brothers, James E. McKenzie III and Bryan J. McKenzie, both at home; paternal grandparents, James E. McKenzie Sr. and Mary Keating McKenzie, Hancock; maternal grandfather, Leon Charles Lynch, Berkeley Springs, WV; paternal great-grandparents, James and Lenore Keating, Cumberland, MD; maternal great-grandmother, Virginia Grace Lynch, Cumberland; four aunts; and thee uncles.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Linda Ray Lynch.
Graveside services were held Friday, December 11 at 10 a.m. at Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Route 655, one mile north of Hancock. The Rev. George W. Glick officiated. 
Arrangements were by the Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. 

Emily A. Neely
1906-1998
Emily Agnes Neely, 92, Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, December 10, 1998 at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.
Born November 15, 1906 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Eliza Yost Fleece. 
She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Berkeley Springs where she was a member of the Sodality. 
She attended the Whisner School and the Waterview School, both in Morgan County.
She worked seasonally at Walter Neely's Canning Factory in Morgan County. She has been a homemaker in recent years. 
She was a member of A.A.R.P., Women of the Moose Chapter #1311, the Ladies Auxiliary of Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company and was active with the Morgan County Senior Life Center.
Surviving are five daughters, Helen M. Dodson, Donna J. Faith, Shirley D. Weber and M. Carolyn Faith, all of Berkeley Springs and Wilma L. Meyers, Hagerstown, MD; two sons, Walter F. "Junior" Neely, Jr., Macungie, PA and Dennis W. Neely, Berkeley Springs; 28 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Francis Neely, Sr. on February 28, 1970; three sisters, Sallie R. Neely, Mary Frederick and Della Mae Miller; two brothers, Floyd Fleece and Woodrow Fleece and two granddaughters.
Funeral liturgy was conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 116 S. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. John S. Leford officiating. Interment was in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, handled arrangements. A vigil for the deceased was held at the funeral home Friday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. 

Clyde G. VanGosen
1924-1998
Clyde G. VanGosen, 74, Berkeley Springs, died Friday, December 11, 1998 at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
Born December 5, 1924, he was the son of the late Berkeley C. VanGosen and Martha E. Barney VanGosen.
He was a member of the Church of Christ, Berkeley Springs.
He was previously employed as a carpenter. He was a retired driller from Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corp., Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Dorthy L. Penner VanGosen at home; two daughters, Connie S. Fleece and Debra K. Jenkinson, both of Berkeley Springs; two sons, Dennis R. VanGosen, Needmore, PA and Gerald K. VanGosen, Hancock; four sisters, Ethel Bent, Baltimore, MD, Jeanne Oyerly, Betty Burton and Nancy Hovermale, all of Berkeley Springs; four brothers, Eldridge VanGosen and Ronald VanGosen, both of Berkeley Springs, Larry VanGosen, Martinsburg, WV and Richard VanGosen, Baltimore; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Mickey VanGosen; two sisters, Phyllis Wills and Willadean Courtney; and one brother, Donald R. VanGosen.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 14 at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with Paul Cantrell officiating. Interment was in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

Marjorie L. McAlister
Marjorie Lee McAlister, 75, Berkeley Springs, died December 7, 1998 at the Cameron Glen Nursing Home, Fairfax, VA.
She is the daughter of the late Jewell R. Elmore and the late Hazel M. Newton.
Surviving are one daughter, Mary Lee Helms, Lovettsville, VA.
Services and burial were private.
Arrangements were by the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs.

Robert F. Bishop
1949-1998
Robert Franklin Bishop, 49, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Wednesday, December 9, 1998 at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.
Born October 4, 1949 in Hancock, MD, he was the son of Jessie Leona Divelbliss Bishop Gallion, Hancock, MD and the late John Russell Bishop.
He was of the Protestant faith. 
He attended Hancock High School and later earned his G.E.D.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was permanently retired by reason of physical disability. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Republic Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device 1960, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Marksman (M-6 rifle) and Combat Infantryman Badge.
In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife of 29 years, Nancy Lee Sharon Bishop, at home; one daughter, Susan Rae Teter, Berkeley Springs; two sons, Robert Franklin Bishop, Jr., Elkton, MD, Michael Todd Bishop, Berkeley Springs; three grandchildren, Tevin Daniel Bishop, Elkton, MD, Todd Teter and Dallis Irene Bishop, both of Berkeley Springs; four sisters, Anna Peck, Warfordsburg, PA, Marie Shaw, Hancock, Mary Jane Younker and Donna Mae Johnson, both of Hagerstown, MD; two brothers, William Bishop, Berkeley Springs, Charles Bishop, Lusby, MD; one step-sister, Debbie Hughes, Pensacola, FL; two step-brothers, Barry Gallion, Berkeley Springs, Randy Gallion, Hancock; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Gilbert Earl "Bud" Gallion; one sister, Irma Rose Waugh; two brothers, Harry Lee Bishop and Russell Neil Bishop/
Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 on Friday, December 11, at Helsey-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Philip Unger officiating. Interment with military graveside honors was in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Flintstone, MD. 

Blanche H. Lindsay
1916-1998
Blanche Helen Lindsay, 82, Berkeley Springs, died Friday, December 11, 1998 at Winchester, VA Medical Center.
Born June 2, 1916 in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Helen Grant.
She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Berkeley Springs and a member for many years of St. Helena Catholic Church in Blue Belle, PA, where she was a member of the Sodality.
She has been a homemaker for all of her adult life.
Surviving are her husband of 60 years, L. David Lindsay, at home; one daughter, Carolyn Thorman, Berkeley Springs; one niece; and one nephew.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Wancheck and one brother, Dr. John Grant. 
A funeral liturgy was conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 116 S. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. John S. Ledford officiating. Interment was in Union Chapel Church Cemetery.
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Morgan County Library Public Building Fund, 201 N. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Kyle Cody Stotler
1997-1998
Kyle Cody Stotler, 15 months, Oldtown, MD and formerly of Paw Paw died Tuesday, December 8, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Cumberland, MD.
Born August 14, 1997 in Cumberland, MD, he was the son of Randy and Tonia (Paul) Stotler of Oldtown.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Jessica Stotler, at home; two brothers, Dustin Paul and William Metheny at home; paternal grandparents, Marie E. Stotler, Augusta, and Harold Stotler, Thomasville, PA; maternal grandparents, Ruth Wagoner, Ft. Ashby, and Carl Paul, Sr., Finzel, MD; step-grandmother, Mary Paul, Finzel; step-grandfather, Jack Wagoner, Ft. Ashby; great maternal grandfather, Howard Smick, Wooster, OH; step maternal great grandfather, John H. Wagoner, Ft. Ashby; great paternal grandparents, Mary Hooper, Lonaconing, MD, Alberta Stotler, Paw Paw and Tommy Stotler, Paw Paw.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 11, at the Fraley-Kimble Funeral Home in Paw Paw with Mike Collins, Earl Travis and Nancy Ward officiating. Burial followed in the Camp Hill Cemetery at Paw Paw.
Memorials may be made to the family at P.O. Box 11, Oldtown, MD.
Fraley-Kimble Funeral Home, Paw Paw, was in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie B. Richardson
1917-1998
Marjorie Barker Richardson, 81, San Antonio, TX and formerly of Martinsburg, died Monday, December 7, 1998 in San Antonio.
Born July 25, 1917, in Great Cacapon, she was the daughter of the late Charles Walter and Catherine Eackles Barker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Richardson.
She attended Independent Bible Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Kathryn Nichols, San Antonio; and three grandchildren.
Private services and burial at Great Cacapon Cemetery. 
Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Donald R. Dawson
1922-1998
Donald R. Dawson, 76, Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, December 27, 1998 at Winchester, VA Medical Center.
Born January 17, 1922, he was the son of the late Ward McKinley Dawson Sr. and Lola O. Beeler Dawson.
He was a member of Union Chapel Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs.
He served for 3 1/2 years in the 8th Air Force during World War II.
He grew up on the family farm at Phoenixville, Morgan County, where they farmed, operated a gristmill, sawmill and a tomato cannery.
He retired in 1986 from Dawson Hardware and Equipment, the family-owned business, and continued working for the Omps Brothers for ten years.
He was a member of the Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post 60, DeFord Lodge 88 AF and AM, the Martinsburg Lodge of Perfection 14 Scottish Right of Free Masonry 32nd degree in Scottish Right of Free Masonry, Wheeling, WV, the Osiris Shrine, Wheeling, WV and the Moose Lodge 1483, Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ryan Dawson at home; one daughter, Donna Rae Hoopengardner, Berkeley Springs; one sister, Frances Widmyer, Berkeley Springs; one brother, Robert Dawson, Bunker Hill; and one grandson, Christopher Hoopengardner.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Henry; three brothers, Medford R. Dawson, Ward M. Dawson Jr. and Kenneth C. Dawson.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, at the Union Chapel United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Mary Stevens and the Rev. Charles Frumn officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. A graveside service was held by Tri-State Honor Guard and DeFord Masonic Lodge 88.
Contributions may be made to the Union Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Glenwood R. Widmyer, 117 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.
Arrangements by the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs.

Anna L. McCusker
1945-1998
Anna Lee McCusker, 53, Dover, DE, died Saturday, December 26, 1998, in Pennsylvania, from injuries in an automobile accident.
Born April 25, 1945, she was the daughter of Wendell E. Swain, Hagerstown, MD and the late Florence Leader Swain. 
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Dover. 
She also was a member of Delaware Choral Society and volunteered with Dover Air Force Base pharmacy.
In addition to her father, she is survived by her stepmother, Maxine Swain, Hagerstown; one daughter, Tereasa McCusker, Glen Allen, VA; two sons, Michael McCusker, Felton, DE and Kevin McCusker, Dover; one sister, Janet K. Golden, Cumberland, MD; and two brothers, E. Eugene Swain, Hagerstown and David Swain, Greencastle, PA.
Services were held Wednesday, December 30, at 1 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Dover, Dover. Burial was in Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Dover.
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.
Arrangements were by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.

Anita J. Whittemore
1929-1998
Anita J. Whittemore, Binghamp-ton, NY, died December 22, 1998. She was a resident of Elizabeth House Manor in that city.
She was a retiree of Binghampton University.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Whittemore.
Surviving are one daughter, Lois Hull, Kirkwood, NY; one son, Donald Whittemore, Binghampton; one grandson, Michael Whittemore, Binghampton.
Private funeral services were held and burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions in her memory may do so at the Our Lady of Lourdes Foundation, 169 Riversdale Dr., Binghampton, NY 13905.
The Whittemores lived in the Shirley Farm area in Berkeley Springs and were active in the Humane Society for a number of years. 

Carl T. Johnson
1923-1998
Carl T. Johnson, 75, Berkeley Springs, died on Tuesday, December 29, 1998, as a result of an automobile accident on Route 495 near Swanton, MD.
He was born in Keyser on January 20, 1923, the son of the late William A. Johnson and Emma (Rice) Johnson.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Amos, Gene, Donald and John Johnson; and one sister, Oneda Davis.
He was a member of Francis Asbury Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs and was very active in the church. He served on the finance committee, was the financial secretary for the Sunday School and former secretary for the church. 
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific Theater.
In 1949, he along with his partner, Harry Stemple, opened the NuWay Cleaners in Berkeley Springs and areas in Maryland. In 1956 he and Vernon Weber purchased the Berkeley Springs Motel which he sold in 1958.
He was appraiser for Morgan County Assessor's office for 22 years.
He was a member of Deford Masonic Lodge #88 in Berkeley Springs, a former member of the Berkeley Springs Lions Club, and a former member of the Oris Shrine Temple in Wheeling. 
He is survived by his wife, Eloween (Evans) Johnson, at home; one daughter, Karlyn S. Price and one grandson, Jonathon Price, all of Deep Creek Lake, MD; four sisters, Eleanor Stemple and Phyllis Helbig, both of Oakland, MD, Nancy Glotfelty, Sarasota, FL, Rita Trout, North Port, FL; and two brothers, Wayne Johnson, Oakland and Gerald Johnson, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Fredlock Funeral Home, Piedmont, was in charge of arrangements.
Joint funeral services for him and his granddaughter were held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Oakland, on Sunday, January 3, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Roger A. Harrison Sr. and The Rev. Ann W. Harrison officiated.
Interment was in Garrett Memorial Gardens, Oakland.
Memorial donations may be directed to Francis Asbury Methodist Church, P.O. Box 672, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. 
 
George L. Lutman
1948-1998
George L. Lutman, 50, Berkeley Springs, died Friday, December 25, 1998 at Winchester, VA Medical Center.
Born March 1, 1948, he was the son of the late George L. and Elaine Fera Lutman.
He was a retail salesperson at Wal-Mart in Martinsburg. 
Surviving are his wife, Linda Marie Gomez Lutman, at home; two sons, Eric Lutman, Chesapeake, VA and Mark Lutman, Berkeley Springs; two half-sisters, Joanne Lutman, New Jersey and Catherine Cain, Berkeley Springs; and two granddaughters.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29 at Greenwood United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs.
Arrangements were by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs.
Contributions can be made to the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs.

Walter L. Olsen
Walter Louis "Red" Olsen, Kearneysville, died Tuesday, December 22, 1998 at the VA Medical Center, Martinsburg. 
He was the son of the late Louis Olsen and May Hendry Olsen.
He was of the Methodist faith.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. 
He was formerly employed as a supervisor of city works for the City of Rockville, MD.
He was a member of Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71 and VFW Memorial Post 3522 both of Charles Town.
Surviving are one daughter, Pamela Rose Trigger, Mt. Airy, MD; one niece; two great-nieces; three sisters, May Myers, Berkeley Springs, and Elenor Kiszkael and Veronica McKennan, both of New Jersey.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Estella Rose (Liller) Olsen.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 27, at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, with the Rev. Steven White officiating. Interment private.

Ralph E. Merchant
1919-1998
Ralph E. Merchant, 79, Cherry Run, WV, died Tuesday, December 29, 1998 in the VA Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV. 
Born June 7, 1919 in Morgan County, WV, he was the son of the late Willard Merchant and Iva M. Bohrer Merchant.
He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army. After his discharge from the service, he worked for Berkeley Club Bottling and was owner and operator of Merchants Flooring until his retirement.
He was educated at Posie Hollow School in Morgan County. 
He was a past member of the V.F.W. and American Legion in Berkeley Springs.
Survivors include a companion, Ramona Fries, Hedgesville; one sister, Rosalie Graham, Berkeley Springs; two daughters, Laura White, Martinsburg and Ethelene Dawson, Berkeley Springs; two sons, Michael Merchant, Berkeley Springs and Ronald Merchant, Hagerstown, MD; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eveline Taylor and Vernie Newbraugh and one brother, Detral H. Merchant. 
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 31, at 11 a.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with Chaplain Jerry W. Mehaffey officiating. Interment was in the Rosedale Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by Newton D. Baker Post #896, V.F.W. and Berkeley Post #14, American Legion.

Dorothy M. Peacock
1930-1998
Dorothy Mae Peacock, 68, Berkeley Springs, formerly of Forestville, MD, died Monday, December 28, 1998 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Born October 28, 1930 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late James and Alice Fodder Cox.
She was of the Baptist faith.
She was a real estate leasing consultant who only recently retired due to illness. She was also a homemaker. 
Surviving are two sons, Clifford Carr "Chuck" Peacock, Portsmouth, VA and Jay Robert Peacock, Berkeley Springs; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister and an infant brother.
Private services and burial at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Morgan County, 4100 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.
Arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

William H. French
1921-1998
William H. French, 76, Winchester, VA, died Tuesday, December 22, 1998, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA.
Born July 3, 1921 in Hancock, he was the son of the late William Dewey and Nelley May King French.
He retired from U.S. Silica in Berkeley Springs as a foreman.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.
He was a member of Hancock United Methodist Church.
He was a member of Tonoloway Rod and Gun Club; Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion, all of Hancock; and Bass Anglers Sportsman Society.
He is survived by one brother, G. Dewey French, Hancock; and his adopted granddaughter, Jonelle Little, Hancock.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Bob French; and a close friend, Leona M. Little.
Services were held Thursday, December 24 at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. The Rev. Robert G. Brennan Jr. officiated. Burial was in Shanktown Cemetery, Big Pool, MD.

Laura M. Goller
1899-1998
Laura May Goller, 99, Cherry Run, WV, died Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
Born April 29, 1899 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Daisy May Stewart Michael.
She was a member of Michaels Chapel United Methodist Church were she served for many years as pianist, Sunday School Teacher and was a member of the Women's Missionary Society.
She attended the Mt. Trimble School in Morgan County, was a member of the Extension Homemakers and Berkeley Chapter 77 Order of the Eastern Star. She was a homemaker who worked seasonally at Kesecker's Tomato Canning Factory at Spohrs Cross roads. She had been very active with Senior Life Services programs in Morgan County.
Surviving are one daughter, Patricia A. Hessler, Cherry Run; one son, Jack W. Stotler, Cherry Run; two sisters, Dorothy Crouse, Cherry Run, Alma Hawvermale, Berkeley Springs; 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Goller; one daughter, Janetta Davis; two sons, Curtis Andrew Goller, Calvin Lunger "Joe" Goller, three sisters. Lesta Michael, Vietta Bell Stotler, Zella Michael and three brothers, Harley C. Michael, James Michael and Paul Michael.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 3 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Spohrs Crossroads, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Wayne Frum and Rev. Henry L. Fisher officiating. Interment was in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Morgan County.
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Michaels Chapel United Methodist Church, Route 7, Box 12920, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 or to the Pleasant View Community Center, Route 3, Box 2990, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

Meghan E. Price
1978-1998
Meghan E. Price, 20, of Deep Creek Lake, MD, died Tuesday, December 29, 1998, as a result of an automobile accident on Route 495 near Swanton.
Born March 31, 1978, in Cumberland, MD, she was the daughter of John A. "Sonny" Price and Karlyn S. (Johnson) Price, Deep Creek Lake.
She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Oakland.
She was a graduate of Southern High School Class of 1995. 
She was also a member of the Frostburg State University and West Virginia University Honor Bands. She helped with the Blind Skiers program at the Wisp.
She was a senior at the university of Maryland and was President of the Student Government Association. She was majoring in Government and Politics.
During summers and school breaks, she was employed by Uno's Restaurant, Deep Creek Lake.
In addition to her parents she is survived by a brother, Jonathon Price, at home; maternal grandmother, Eloween Johnson, Berkeley Springs; paternal grandmother, Bessie Price, Westernport; and numerous aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Charles I. Price.
Joint funeral services for her and her grandfather were held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church on Sunday, January 3, at 2 p.m. 
Interment was in Garrett Memorial Gardens, Oakland.
Memorials may be directed to the First United Bank and Trust on Second Street, Oakland, MD 21550, where a scholarship fund will be established in her name, or to the College Park Scholars (Leadership Division) Program, University of Maryland College Park.

Leisa J. Hickey
1961-1998
Leisa Jane Hickey, 37, Hedgesville, died Saturday, December 26, 1998 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Born January 7, 1961 in Olney, MD, she was the daughter of Donald Vernon Smith, Thurmont, MD and Barbara Ellen Hall Chapman, Hedgesville.
She was of the Protestant faith.
She attended Lone Oak Elementary School and Broome Junior High School, both in Rockville, MD.
She had worked as the manager of the Goshen Mobil Convenience Mart in Germantown, MD prior to moving to Hedgesville. She had most recently been a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, surviving are her husband, Howard "Gil" Hickey, at home; one son, John Carl Hickey; step-father, Clarence Otis Chapman, Hedgesville; two sisters, Kelley Elizabeth King, Kearneysville and Kathleen G. Paulsgrove, Monrovia, MD; five brothers, Steve E. Smith, Rockville, Clarence O. Chapman, Jr., Martinsburg, Michael E. Smith and Daryl C. Smith, both of Thurmont, and Donald Wayne Smith, Brunswick, MD; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Donna Mae Hall and Teresa Lynn Smith.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 28 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Duane Castille and Mike Costello officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Cherry Run.

Wilbur James Peck, Sr.
1923-1998
Wilbur James Peck, Sr., 75, who resided during the last five months in Sugar Grove, WV, died Saturday, December 26, 1998.
Born September 7, 1923, in Needmore, PA, he was the son of the late John Peck and Dorothy Hagerman Peck.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth M. Peck, on February 17, 1998.
Survivors include one brother, Kenneth Souders, Berkeley Springs; one sister, Martha Lynch, Summerset, PA; sons Wilbur James Peck, Jr., Warfordsburg, PA, Wilbur James Peck III, Danny Ray Peck, Riviera, AZ; one stepson, Neil Edwards, Clearwater, FL; grandchildren Anna Marie Schultz, Wilbur James Peck IV, Lisa Dearborn, Roy Wayne Peck, Patricia Jean Wicks, David Wayne Peck, Tracy Longerbeam, Nicole Gravelle, and Steven Saddler; and several great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Roy Wayne Peck.
Arrangements were handled by Ives-Pearson Funeral Home, Arlington, VA. Services were held Tuesday, December 29 at Sunset Hills Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA. Interment was at National Memorial Park, Falls Church, VA.


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