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M. Constantina Basore
1913-1999
M. Constantina "Connie" Basore, 85, Berkeley Springs, died Friday, December 25, 1998 at the home of her daughter, Margaret L. Perry, Berkeley Springs.
Born September 28, 1913, in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Efre and Laura Musante Davalos.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas B. "Benny" Basore, who died in 1975.
She retired in 1978 from the bookkeeping department of Tristate Electrical and Electronic Supply Company, after 30 years of service.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was active in the Catholic Daughters.
She was a volunteer at the Western Maryland Center, Hagerstown, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV.
She was a member of Auxiliary of B.P.O. Elks Lodge 378, Hagerstown.
She is survived by three daughters, Lucy G. Berkemeier, Orlando, FL, Margaret L. Perry, Berkeley Springs and Cheryl L. Webb, Redland, CA; one son, Thomas B. Basore Jr., Centreville, VA; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Col. Samuel Davalos.
Mass of Christian Burial was con-celebrated on Tuesday, January 12, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Monsignore Robert S. Passarelli and the Rev. Fr. George W. Glick were celebrants. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery. 
The Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, was in charge of arrangements. The Rev. Father George Limmer and family recited the Rosary.
Memorial donations may be made to Morgan County Commission on Aging, 214 Green St., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

H. Allen Kerns
1916-1999
Harry Allen Kerns, 82, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Monday, January 11, 1999, at his home.
Born October 15, 1916 in the Spohrs Crossroads section of Morgan County, WV, he was the son of the late William Allen and Nettie Virginia Hovermale Kerns.
He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Pious Ridge, Berkeley Springs.
He attended the Mt. Airy School in Morgan County.
He was a farmer and also worked as a Technician with the U.S. Government Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service. He retired from the Soil Conservation Service in 1982 after 25 years of service including an assignment in Elizabeth, WV from 1963-1969.
He was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics Council #117, Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Ruby Ellen Michael Kerns, at home; one son, Kenneth Lee Kerns, Berkeley Springs; one daughter, Linda Lou Kerns Shock, Berkeley Springs; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, January 13, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Kelly Scott officiating. Interment will be in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401 or to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 513, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Eileen O. Dorsey
1921-1999
Eileen Olive Royer Dorsey, 77, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Friday, January 8, 1999 at Memorial Hospital in Cumberland, MD.
Born March 8, 1921 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Lee, Sr. and Dorothy May Breckenridge Royer.
She was of the Quaker Faith.
She was a 1939 graduate of Gwynns Falls High School in Baltimore, MD.
She served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. 
She worked as a clerk at High's Convenience Store during the 1940's, as a telephone operator with the C & P Telephone Company during the early 1950's and with Westinghouse Defense and Space Center in the mid 1950's, all in the Baltimore, MD metropolitan area.
She was a member of A.A.R.P. She moved to Berkeley Springs in 1972 and had worked as an in home caregiver for the sick and elderly. She had also been a homemaker in recent years.
Surviving are one son, Edward Thomas Dorsey, Berkeley Springs; one daughter, Julia Lynn Counselman, Sykesville, MD; one brother, Julian Breckenridge Royer, Ellicott City, MD; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and two nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Elmer Lee Royer, Jr.
Private services and burial in Lorraine Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Morgan County Public Library Building Fund, 201 N. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.
Arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Isiah J. Burch
Isiah Jordan Burch, Warfordsburg, PA, was born Monday, December 21, 1998 and died Monday, December 21, 1998 at Washington County Hospital.
He is survived by his parents Nick and Holly Burch, Warfordsburg; one brother, Hunter Burch, Warfordsburg; maternal grandparents, Jim and Vicki Willey, Needmore, PA; paternal grandparents, Roy and Alaina Burch, Berkeley Springs; maternal great grandparents, Stella Willey, Great Cacapon, and Lee and Lora Myers, Needmore; also numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Lawrence C. Munson
1927-1999
Lawrence C. Munson, 71, Hancock, MD, died Tuesday, January 5, 1999, at his home.
Born May 29, 1927, near Hancock, he was the son of the late Theodore and Anna Mae Jackson Munson.
He retired from Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. in Cumberland, MD, where he was maintenance supervisor. 
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in World War II. 
He was a member of the Supreme Council of the House of Jacob in Hagerstown, MD.
He is survived by his wife, Reba E. Fletcher Munson, whom he married in 1993; two daughters, Martha Ann Crumpton, Graniteville, SC and Diane Perrin, Flintstone, MD; seven sons, Lawrence Andrew Munson and Jacob Mark Munson, both of Graniteville, Daniel Lee Munson and Steven L. Munson, both of Martinsburg, WV, Phillip Wayne Munson, Scalley, SC, John Douglas Munson, Paw Paw, WV and Jeffrey D. Munson, Cumberland; three stepdaughters, Diane Faith, Hancock, Carrie Jones, Aurora, CO and Linda Barnhart, Artemas, PA; three stepsons, Arkie Willey, Berkeley Springs, WV and James G. Myers and Michael T. Myers, both of Hancock; two sisters, Doris Davis, Clearwater, FL and Joy Lee Peoples, Hagerstown; one brother, Joe Munson, Middletown, MD; 28 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, David Munson. 
Services were held Friday, January 8, at 11 a.m. at Supreme Council of the House of Jacob, Berm Road, Hancock. Bishop K. Paul Bowers officiated. Burial was in Price-Wesleyan Cemetery, Price Road, Little Orleans, MD.
Arrangements were by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Marcelle S. Reckley
1914-1999
Marcelle Shaffer Reckley, 84, Turnersville, NJ, formerly of Spring Gap, MD, died Saturday, January 9, 1999 at her home in Turnersville, NJ.
Born July 20, 1914 in Hyndman, PA, she was the daughter of the late Otis and Bessie Shaffer Harden.
She was a member of Davis Memorial United Methodist Church in Cumberland, MD.
She was a 1933 graduate of Hyndman High School, Hyndman, PA.
She married the late Rev. Charles S. "Jim" Reckley on April 14, 1934 at Baltimore, MD. Together they pastored Davis Memorial United Methodist Church at North Branch near Cumberland, the Morgan Charge at Berkeley Springs for 10 years, the Jefferson County Circuit, living at Summit Point, WV, the Paw Paw Charge at Paw Paw, WV and the Midland Charge near Frostburg, MD. Their last move before retirement was a return to Morgan Charge in Berkeley Springs. In 1969, they returned to Spring Gap, MD and home. At this time, the continued to serve at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church at Orleans Crossroads, WV.
At her husband's death, she was licensed by the Baltimore, MD Conference and continued to pastor Mt. Zion United Methodist Church from 1974-1989. In 1993, she moved to Turnersville, NJ. She has been a homemaker in recent years.
Surviving are one daughter, Faith Elaine Reckley Munson, Turnersville; three grandchildren, Todd Reckley Munson, Groton, CT, Sarah Munson Goldfinch, Pine Hill, NJ, Laura Ann Munson, Turnersville; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Charles S. "Jim" Reckley on November 3, 1973; one sister, Helen Harden Beal and one brother, Elmer Otis Harden.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 14, at Davis Memorial United Methodist Church, 14300 Uhl Highway, Cumberland, MD with Pastor Ted Higby and Pastor William Merki officiating. Interment will be in DavisMemorial United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, Wednesday, January 13, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, where there will be a prayer service at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The funeral home will be open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Wednesday. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Davis Memorial United Methodist Church, 14300 Uhl Highway, Cumberland, MD 21502 or to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 532, Great Cacapon, WV 25422.

Nellie K. Mitchell
1909-1999
Nellie Kerns Mitchell, 89, died at Prairie Village, KS, January 5, 1999.
Born in Berkeley Springs, May 1, 1909, she was the daughter of the late James and Amy T. Kees Kerns.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ray B. Ambrose and Sydney F. Mitchell.
Surviving are one daughter, Phyllis Ambrose Sullins; five grandsons, Michael, Mark, Matthew, Scott and Shane Sullins; and 14 great grandchildren.
She was a former resident of Washington, DC and retired from the Atomic Energy Commission. She has lived in Prairie Village with her daughter and son-in-law since 1986.
She was a member of Oxon Hill United Methodist Church, Oxon Hill, MD.
A family memorial service was performed by Rev. Rob Carr on January 7.
Graveside services were January 9, performed by Rev. Sandra Taylor of Oxon Hill United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer Funeral Services, Overland Park, MD.
Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Board of Child Care c/o Oxon Hill United Methodist Church, Oxon Hill, MD.
 
Thelma V. Wilson
Thelma V. Wilson, 87, Great Cacapon, died Monday, January 11, 1999 at her residence, while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
She was the daughter of the late Arthur R. Dawson and Emma Rizer Dawson.
She was retired after 16 years from Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore.
She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Great Cacapon. She was active in the United Methodist Women and Ladies Aid of the Church.
She was a member of the Great Cacapon Fire Department Auxiliary and Panorama Homemakers Extension Club. She did volunteer work with the Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Berkeley Springs Senior Life and Morgan County Emergency Assistance Team. She was well known for her homemade baked goods which she often donated to raise funds for various organizations. She had won many ribbons in the past 20 years for her pies and cakes, which was entered in the Berkeley Springs Apple Butter Festival Baking Contest.
Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Uy, Baltimore, MD; one son, Kenneth Wilson, San Diego, CA; one brother, Leslie J. Dawson, Great Cacapon; three grandsons and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis E. Wilson; three brothers, Rumer Dawson, Edward Dawson and Herbert Dawson.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 14, at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Roger Burtner officiating. Interment will be in the Lorraine Park Cemetery, Baltimore. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 14.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Wednesday, January 13 at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 130, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411; Calvary United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 271, Great Cacapon, WV 25422; or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Clifton R. Bowers
1925-1999
Clifton Roger Bowers, 73, Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, January 9, 1999 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Born March 12, 1925 in Black Oak section of Fulton County, PA, he was the son of the late Margaret Bowers.
He was of the Protestant faith.
He attended public schools in Washington County, MD.
He and his wife owned and operated the Old Stone Inn in Clearbrook, VA, the 522 Truck Stop in Southern Morgan County, and from 1985 until retirement in 1995, The Stone House Restaurant in Berkeley Springs. He was also a truck driver for many years.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Winchester, VA and a social member of Risinger-Stotler V.F.W. Post #4019 in Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are his wife of 48 1/2 years, Glenna Irene Bernhard Bowers, at home; three daughters, Ruth Marie Bowers, Mary J. Ours, both of Berkeley Springs, Penny S. Baxter, Atlanta, GA; three sons, Douglas E. Bernhard, Randy L. Bowers, both of Berkeley Springs, Lynn R. Bowers, Winchester, VA; one sister, Helen Miller, Whitacre, VA; two brothers, Ellsworth Bohrer, Franklin Bohrer, both of Berkeley Springs; 13 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one son, Larry R. Bowers.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, at Union Chapel United Methodist Church, Route 522 South, Berkeley Springs, with Pastor Mary Gebe Stevens and Pastor Lee Prock officiating. Interment was in Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martins-burg, WV 25401. 

Melvin W. Bittinger
1936-1999
Melvin William Bittinger, 62, Hancock, MD, died Saturday, January 9, 1999, at his home.
Born December 13, 1936, in Lonaconing, MD, he was the son of Raymond W. Bittinger and the late Stella Marie Cutter Bittinger.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Diana Marie Ash Bittinger, who died in 1985.
He was retired from Western Maryland Regional Laboratory, Hancock, in 1986 as assistant regional materials engineer. 
He was a member of Hancock Church of God, Hancock.
He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1483, Berkeley Springs, WV.
In addition to his father, he is survived by one daughter, Donna L. Powell, Berkeley Springs; one son, Melvin E. Bittinger, Deal Island, MD; three brothers, Raymond W. Bittinger, Jr., Cumberland, MD, and John C. Bittinger and Paul D. Bittinger, Hancock; and a number of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and one aunt.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, January 13, at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. Rev. George Loar presided. Burial will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale, MD. 

Anna F. Finney
1916-1999
Anna F. Finney, 82, Hancock, MD, died Monday, January 11, 1999 at Washington County Hospital.
Born June 3, 1916, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late William N. and Olive E. Peck Seville.
She was a 1935 graduate of Hancock High School.
She retired from Londontown Corp. in Hancock in 1978. She formerly was employed as a seamstress for Jacob Brothers Inc.
She was a member of Hancock United Methodist Church.
She was a member of the former Hancock Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Dave Finney; one daughter, Carole Ann Kerns, Hancock; one son, Zane Finney, Hancock; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary L. Hahne, Charlotte Wagner and Phyllis Shook; and one brother, William G. Seville.
Services were held Friday, January 15, at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Street, Hancock. Burial was in Damascus Cemetery in Big Cove Tannery, PA.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Bernice H. Savasten
1907-1999
Bernice Hale Savasten, 91, Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, January 23, 1999, at Eden Enterprises Care Home, Berkeley Springs.
Born September 29, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Lyda J. Waller Hale.
She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Youngstown, OH.
She attended Marietta College, Marietta, OH, and was a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Youngstown.
Surviving are one daughter, Ruth Anne Weiler, Killdeer, IL; one son, David H. Savasten, Berkeley Springs; four grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry N. Savasten, three sisters and two brothers.
Services are today, Wednesday, January 27, at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church in Hancock, MD, with the Rev. Allan Weatherholt officiating. Interment will be in Youngstown, OH.
Contributions may be made to Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 E. High St., Hancock, MD 25424.
Arrangements were by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

George E. Allen
1923-1999
George Edward Allen, 76, Hagerstown, MD, died Friday, January 22, 1999 at his home.
Born January 18, 1923, in Berea, KY, he was the son of the late Blevins P. and Nora Elizabeth Obenchain Allen.
He was a 1948 graduate of Berea College.
At his retirement in 1985 he was a resource development agent in Western Maryland for the University of Maryland. 
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown. Previously he was active in creating and participating in the Interfaith Consortium in Cumberland, MD.
Following retirement he was corporate president and chairman of the board of Upper Potomac Technology Consortium which he helped develop and create while chairing the Roundtable for the Upper Potomac (West Virginia and Maryland).
He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Allen; two daughters, Jane E. Gleason, Berkeley Springs and Gail Louise Rastelli, Ashburn, VA; one son, James E. Allen, Woodbridge, VA; two brothers, John W. Allen, Berea and B.P. Allen, Middletown, OH; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Menze and Ruth Pennycuff.
There will be a Celebration of Life service Saturday, January 30, at 11:30 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. John Ailstock will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Columbarium in Arlington National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday, January 30, at 11 a.m. before the service, at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Opal A. Davis
1927-1999
Opal Armeda Davis, 71, Warfordsburg, PA, died Saturday, January 23, 1999, at Western Maryland Hospital Center, Hagerstown, MD.
Born August 22, 1927, in Cumberland, MD, she was the daughter of the late Dorey Franklin and Blanche Ray Robinette.
She was retired from Londontown Manufacturer, Hancock, as a seamstress.
She was a member of Buck Valley Christian Church, Buck Valley, PA.
She is survived by three daughters, Geraldine R. Burton, Beverly A. Malott and Brenda L. Poole, all of Warfordsburg; three sons, Arnold R. Davis, Warfordsburg, Kenneth T. Davis, Berkeley Springs and Ronald L. Davis, Reno, NV; six sisters, Lena Payne, Baker, WV, Esther Newton, Deridder, LA, Velda Clanton, Eunice C. Robinette and Norma Robinette, all of Hagerstown and Charlotte Clippinger, Needmore, PA; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald L. Robinette and John Robinette; and one grandson.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, January 27, at 2 p.m. at Buck Valley Christian Church. The Rev. William Swope will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main Street, Hancock.
 
Dorothy D.C. Morgret
Dorothy D.C. Morgret, Holmes Beach, FL, died January 4, 1999 at Blake Medical Center.
A native of Waynesboro, PA, she was the daughter of P. Floyd Chalfant and Julia S. Chalfant.
A practicing musician and teacher by profession, she attended Goucher College, Peabody Conservatory of Music, and Oberlin Conservatory of Music. After college, she also worked briefly as a reporter for the Waynesboro Record Herald, a daily newspaper published by her father until his death in 1954.
For 25 years, she was a resident of Bethesda, MD, where she taught piano and organ. For part of that time, she also served St. Andrews Methodist Church in Bethesda as organist. 
She and her husband, Charles Morgret, a native of Berkeley Springs, have lived in Holmes Beach since his retirement in 1981. She served as part-time organist for the Island Baptist Church of which she was a member. With her husband, she was also a member of the Bradenton Country Club and Bradenton Yacht Club.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one brother, Paul F. Chalfant, Sarasota, FL; two sons, Dr. Edward V. Morgret, Romney and Robert W. Morgret, Laurel, MD; and three grandchildren, Trelka, Nicholas and Clarke Morgret.
Services were held at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach on Friday, January 8 at 10 a.m., followed by interment at Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto. 
Bradenton Funeral Home, 5827 14th St. W., Bradenton, FL was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Island Baptist Church or the American Heart Association, 2975 Bee Ridge Rd., Suite "B", Sarasota, FL 34239.

Lena E. McIntire
1895-1999
Lena Ellen McIntire, 103, Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, January 21, 1999 at Welcome Haven Home, Winchester, VA.
Born May 10, 1895 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas P. Hovermale and Martha Ann Linaweaver Hovermale.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. McIntire, in 1981.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs, where she was a Sunday school teacher, choir member and served in various other capacities in the church.
She is survived by one daughter, Charlotte Marlow, Martinsburg; one son, P. Victor McIntire, Winchester; three grandchildren, Stephen McIntire, Linda Grubb and Sue Marlow, all of Martinsburg; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Frances Barnes, Geneva Harden and Catherine Stuckey; and four brothers, Ulsie P. Hovermale, James "Pent" Hovermale, William H. Hovermale and Emmett J. Hovermale.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 23, at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Owen Womack officiating. Interment was in the Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 110 S. Green Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. 

William D. Largent
1923-1999
U.S.A.F. Maj. (Ret.) William D. Largent, 75, died December 31, 1998 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro, NC. 
He was born July 16, 1923 in Cumberland, MD, a son of Wilbur Ward and Viola Largent Snyder.
He was a graduate of Berkeley Springs High School.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1965 at the rank of major and settled in Fayetteville, NC with his family. He then entered the field of education and taught at both Fayetteville Technical Institute and Wayne Community College in Goldsboro until his retirement in 1976.
He was a 30 year member of St. Luke Methodist Church, a member of the William R. Singleton-Hope-Lebanon Lodge No. 7 A.F.&A.M., Washington, DC, active in Wayne Masonic Lodge No. 112 A.F.&A.M. and was involved in the Wayne County Amateur Radio Association, the Goldsboro YMCA Senior Citizens exercise group and the Wayne County American Diabetes Association.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Carolyn Murray.
He is survived by his wife, Rachel S. Bell; two sons, William D. Largent II, Virginia Beach, VA and Stephen D. Largent, Chapel Hill, NC; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three stepdaughters; seven step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty L. Moran, Burke, VA and one brother, Donald E. Largent, Paw Paw.
A memorial service was held January 3 at St. Luke United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Moseley officiating. Masonic funeral rites were conducted by Richard W. Pridgen, Past Master of Wayne Lodge #112 A.F.&A.M. Burial at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Seymour Funeral Home, Goldsboro. 
Donations may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1608 E. Pine St., Goldsboro, NC 27530 or the Goldsboro Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1854, Goldsboro, NC 27530. 
 
Dorothy M. Schindler
1908-1999
Dorothy Mildred Schindler, 90, Colorado Springs, CO, formerly of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, January 14, 1999 at her residence in Colorado Springs.
Born September 11, 1908 in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of the late August and Mary Elizabeth Kearney Werz.
She was a homemaker.
She attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church while living in Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are one son, Wallace T. Schindler, Jr., Great Cacapon; one daughter, Diane Speiser; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren, all of Colorado Springs.
Memorial services will be held in Colorado Springs with final interment in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
A silent memorial will be held at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, for local friends and family at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 29.

Evonne Chamberlain
1976-1999
Evonne Chamberlain, 22, Paw Paw, died January 19, 1999, at Pease Air Force Base, Portsmouth, NH.
Born July 3, 1976, she was the daughter of Donna Spencer Chamberlain Twigg and David S. Twigg, Sr.
She attended Paw Paw schools where she graduated with the class of 1997. She loved country music and spending time with her family and friends.
In addition to her mother and father, she is survived by four brothers, Edward L. Chamberlain and Michael C. Twigg, at home, David Twigg, Jr. and Michael Chamberlain, Paw Paw; one sister, PFC Stacey Twigg, Germany; maternal grandparents James "Schooner" and Darlene Jean Spencer, Paw Paw; paternal grandmother, Eula Chamberlain, Cumberland, MD; paternal grandmother, Kathleen Twigg, Oldtown, MD and many cousins, aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Charles W.R. Chamberlain.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 23, at the Fraley-Kimble Funeral Home in Paw Paw with the Rev. Nancy Ward and Michael Collins officiating. Burial followed at Camp Hill Cemetery.

Marie V. Valentine
Marie V. Valentine, 78, formerly of Hagerstown, died Thursday, January 21, 1999, at the Colton Villa Nursing Center in Hagerstown.
She was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Belle M. Weber Dawson.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
She was retired from Fairchild Aircraft.
Surviving are two daughters, Lula Belle Robertson, Berkeley Springs, and Sandrith L. Ressler, Falling Waters, WV; two stepdaughters, Sherry K. Valentine and Caroleen J. Ekberg, both of Hagerstown; one stepson, Stanley D. Valentine, Hagerstown; one stepsister, Ann Marie Richards, McConnellsburg, PA; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; seven step-grandchildren; and several step great- and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Valentine; her stepmother, Lola Henry Waugh Dawson; a sister, Frances Dawson; a brother, Charles E. Dawson; and one grandson, Kevin E. Snyder.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 25, at the Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home in Hagerstown with the Rev. Edward H. Helm officiating.
Interment was at the Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport, MD.

James R. Rockwell
1907-1999
James Rockwell Martin, 92, Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, January 24, 1999, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA.
He was the son of the late Charles Edward Martin and Minnie Rockwell Martin Vangosen.
Born June 18, 1906, he was a member of the Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs.
He was a graduate of Bath District High School.
He previously operated Davison-Martin Grocery Store and was the owner and operator of Martin Real Estate, both formerly of Berkeley Springs.
He was a member of the DeFord Masonic Lodge 88 AF&AM.
Surviving are one stepdaughter, Mary Jean Tweedlie, McMechen; one stepson, Jack Hottel, Berkeley Springs; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one niece.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jessie Duckwall Martin and his second wife, Mary Yost Hottel Martin; and two sisters, Margaret Hunter and Lenwood Widmyer.
Services are being held today, Wednesday, January 27, at 11 a.m. at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Kelly Scott officiating. Interment will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.


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