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Andrew L. Parker Sr.
1939-1999
Andrew L. Parker, Sr., 59, Capitol Heights, MD, died Sunday, January 31, 1999 at the Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, MD.
Born August 14, 1939 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Jacob Mask and Frieda Marie Schmidt Parker.
He was a graduate of Suitland High School, Suitland, MD.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was retired from the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
He was a member of the PVT Wallace Bowling Camp 1400 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
He was a longtime Morgan County resident, and served as pastor of Maranatha Independent Bible Church in Great Cacapon, and director of the Morgan County Office of Emergency Services.
He is survived by two daughters, Sharon P. Addelaal, Berkeley Springs and Theresia A. Hayes, Martinsburg; two sons, Andrew L. Parker, Jr. (Major, USAR), Lake Ridge, VA and Alexander L. Parker (Major, USAR), Minnetonka, MN; two brothers, Jack Parker, Greenbelt, MD and Robert Parker, Brandywine, MD; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Theresia Parker. 
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 6, at the Fairfax Christian Church in Fairfax, VA.
Arrangements by the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown.

Claude W. Jamison
1908-1999
Claude W. Jamison, 91, Paw Paw, WV, died Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at his residence.
Born January 6, 1908 in Paw Paw, he was a son of the late Noah and Addie (Gross) Jamison. 
Surviving are his wife, Stella (Crouse) Jamison; two daughters, Carol Martin, Charles Town and Janet Kline, Berkeley Springs; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by six brothers and five sisters.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 30 at the Fraley-Kimble Funeral Home, Paw Paw, with Michael Collins officiating.
Burial was at Camp Hill Cemetery, Paw Paw. 

Virginia D. Creek
1951-1999
Virginia Diane Creek, 47, died Wednesday, January 27, 1999, at her home.
Born September 27, 1951, in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of Edith Lucille Bishop Caldwell of Hancock.
She was a 1969 graduate of Hancock High School. 
She assisted her husband in their chiropractic offices in Martinsburg, WV and Hancock.
She was a member of Women's Chiropractic Association and a trainer for the Shawnee Council of Girl Scouts of America in Martinsburg.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Dr. Donald L. Creek, Hancock, whom she married on August 29, 1973; one daughter, Heather Galeann Creek, Hagerstown; one sister, Christine Clark, Spartanburg, SC; and one brother, Stephen Eugene Caldwell, Sr., Spartanburg. 
A memorial service was held Saturday, January 30, at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 2 E. High Street, Hancock. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt, Jr. and Steven L. McCarty officiated. Burial was at the convenience of the family. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Liver Foundation, 1423 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, NJ 07009.

Ethel I. Weaver
1910-1999
Ethel Irene Weaver, 88, Hancock, died Thursday, January 28, 1999, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.
Born May 2, 1910, in Friendsville, MD, she was the daughter of the late Christopher Columbus and Orpha Wakefield Sines.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Raymond Weaver, in 1962.
She was a member of Hancock United Methodist Church, Hancock.
She is survived by four daughters, Nancy Hottel, Berkeley Springs, Dora Ann Hart and Betty Hammond, both of Baltimore, and Iris Tobin, Hagerstown; three sons, Eugene Weaver and Bruce Weaver, both of Berkeley Springs; and Rodney Weaver, Hancock; one sister, Dolly Livengood, Bruston Mills, PA; two brothers, Ralph Sines and Tom Sines, Friendsville, MD; 20 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Weaver; two sisters, Pauline White and Iva Kelly; and two brothers, Eugene Sines and Arnold Sines.
Services were held Saturday, January 30, at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. The Rev. Robert D. Smith officiated. Burial was in Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, Maryland Affiliate Inc., 407 Central Ave., Glyndon, MD 21071-9987. 
 
T. Fred Noble
T. Fred Noble, 73, Martinsburg, died Tuesday, January 26, 1999, at his residence while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
He was the son of the late Walter Glenn Noble and Zetta Lenore Herren Noble.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
He was involved in the data processing field for almost 50 years.
Among his many memberships were the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce; past president and recording secretary, Eastern Panhandle Shrine Club; Order of the Eastern Star, Martinsburg; Eastern Panhandle Shrine Club and Osiris Scooter Patrol, Martinsburg; Legion of Honor, Wheeling; Ali Ghan Temple, Cumberland, MD (associate member).
Surviving are his wife, Brookie C. Maynard Noble, at home; one son, C.R. "Chuck" Callahan, Martinsburg; three daughters, Barbara Bloomfield, Goshen, NY, Stephanie Hallenbeck, Woodbridge, VA, Judi Crook, Martinsburg; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; twin brother, Bill K. Noble, Prairie City, IA; and a foster brother, John D. Herren, Council Bluffs, IA.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Berkeley LeMaster Noble.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 29, at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with Dr. G. Edward Grove and the Rev. Al Clipp officiating. Interment was in Rosedale Cemetery, with masonic graveside services by Equality Lodge 44 AF & AM.
Contributions may be made to the Eastern Panhandle Shrine Club Van Fund, c/o Robert Diehl, Rt. 7, P.O. Box 12830, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Alma L. Harmison
1919-1999
Alma Louise Harmison, 79, Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, February 6, 1999, at Washington County Hospital. 
Born February 25, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Ira Elwood Douglas and Bertha Alma Hess Douglas.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Berkeley Springs.
She was a retired seamstress at Jacob Brother's, formerly of Hancock, MD.
Surviving are two sisters, Mozzelle Strobridge, Martinsburg and Imogene Hinckle, Hancock; one brother, Marshall Douglas, Marlowe; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank C. Harmison; one son, Frank M. Harmison; and one brother, Gerald Douglas.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 9, at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs. Interment was in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Morgan County Rescue Service, P.O. Box 151, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. 

George W. Sciese
1921-1999
George Wilbur Sciese, 77, Hancock, died Monday, February 8, 1999, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.
Born August 7, 1921, in Round Top, he was the son of the late John Julius and Mary "Katie" Pryor Sciese.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II with the Blue Ridge Mountain 80th Division in France and Germany as a rifleman. His awards included the Purple Heart, one Oak Leaf Cluster, European Theater of Battle Operations Ribbon with two Battle Stars for Normandy and Northern France, Combat Infantryman's Badge and Bronze Star.
He was a member of Hancock Assembly of God Church.
He was a member of DAV Post 42.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine R. Starliper Sciese, whom he married in 1947; nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lillie Mae Wyant and Dolly Sciese.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, February 10, at 2 p.m. at Hancock Assembly of God. The Rev. Charles W. Helms and the Rev. Robert D. Smith Sr., will officiate. Burial will be in Antioch Christian Cemetery, Big Cove Tannery, PA Military graveside rites will be by Tri State Honor Guard.
Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Hancock Vol. Fire Co., Fulton Street, Hancock, MD 21750; Hancock Rescue Squad, Inc., 14734 Warfordsburg Road, Hancock, MD 21750; or Hancock Assembly of God, P.O. Box 208, Hancock, MD 21750.

Claudine M. Miller
1924-1999
Claudine Mae Miller, 74, Lost Creek, formerly of Paw Paw, died Tuesday, February 2, 1999 in United Hospital Center. 
She was born at Paw Paw, October 24, 1924, a daughter of the late Henry N. Miller and Gertrude Saville Miller.
She is survived by her caregivers, Ida Butcher and Thelma Linger, both of Lost Creek; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was Protestant by faith.
Services were at the Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, Friday, February 5, at 10 a.m., with Rev. David Jessie officiating. Burial was in Camp Hill Cemetery, Paw Paw.
 
Mildred E. Rutherford
1941-1999
Mildred Ellen Wagg Rutherford, 57, Grassy Creek, NC, died Wednesday, February 3, 1999, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.
She was born in Kent, MD, April 1, 1941, to James Edward and Dora Alice Blevins Wagg.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by one brother, William E. Wagg.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Rutherford; three daughters, Deborah Ebersole, Big Cove Tannery, PA, Karen Pittman, Berkeley Springs and Brenda Turner, Hancock; one sister, Dorothy Hyatts of Maryland; and six grandsons.
A memorial service was held Friday, February 5 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Grassy Creek, by the Rev. Warner Eller.
Memorials may be made to Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Treva Rutherford, 13724 Old Hwy. 16, Grassy Creek, NC 28631.
Ashelawn Memorial Chapel, Jefferson, NC, was in charge of arrangements.

Roy L. Rife
1942-1999
Roy Lee Rife, 56, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Born August 29, 1942 in Borderland, KY, he was the son of the late Delmar and Shirley Pinson Rife.
He attended Calvary Bible Church in Berkeley Springs. 
He attended the Borderland High School, Borderland.
He moved to Berkeley Springs from Alexandria, VA in 1985. 
He worked with Miller & Anderson Plumbing in Winchester, VA from 1985-1994 and had worked as an assembler with Rayloc Industries in Hancock, MD from 1994 until the present.
Surviving are his wife of 12 years, Barbara Ann Stankwich Rife, at home; three stepsons, Stephen Kuykendall, John Kuykendall and Troy Kuykendall, all of Berkeley Springs; three sisters, Phyllis Marriot, Webster, TX, Wilma Ortenzo, Chesapeake, MD and Debbie Pugliese, Woodbridge, VA; two brothers, Delmar Rife, Jr., Bel Alton, MD and Freddie Rife, Rome, GA; three step-grandsons; one step-granddaughter; six nephews and one niece.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, February 5, at Calvary Bible Church, Route 522 South, Berkeley Springs, with Pastor Jim Downey officiating. Interment was in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, was in charge of arrangements.

Loretta S. Golden
1911-1999
Loretta Sarah Golden, 87, Warfordsburg, PA, died Wednesday, February 3, 1999, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, PA.
Born May 11, 1911, in Bethel Township, PA, she was the daughter of the late James N. and Mary C. Deneen Barnhart. 
Her husband, Leo Carl Golden, died in 1991.
She was a member of Mays Chapel Christian Church in Warfordsburg.
She is survived by three daughters, Lois J. Bernhard Paff, Hedgesville, WV, Mary J. Kerns and Betty R. Golden, Warfordsburg; two sons, James L. Golden, Greencastle, PA and Richard A. Golden, Warfordsburg; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Trail. 
Services were held Saturday, February 6, at 11 a.m. at Mays Chapel Christian Church. The Rev. Roger Sipes and the Rev. Glen Jones officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to Needmore Volunteer Rescue Squad, Needmore, PA 17238.
 
Margaret J. Schriver
1947-1999
Margaret Joann Schriver, 51, Hancock, MD, died Monday, February 8, 1999, at her home.
Born July 21, 1947, in Berkeley Springs, WV, she was the daughter of the late James Rosco Sr. and Naomi Catherine Dudley Reel.
She was a 1965 graduate of Southern Fulton High School, Warfordsburg, PA.
She was of the Protestant faith.
She is survived by a friend, James Bothel, Houstontown, PA; two daughters, Laurie J. Wienclawski, Landover, MD and Leslie L. Douglas, Hancock; one son, Jamie R. Schriver, Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Carol J. Babb, Woodbridge, VA and Louella F. Smith, Needmore, PA; two brothers, Norman Allen Peel, Gulfport, MS and Franklin D. Reel, Harrisonville, PA.
She was preceded in death by a infant daughter, Patricia Schriver; and a half-brother, James Roscoe Reel Jr.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 11, at 6 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. The Rev. William Swope will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Buck Valley Memorial Cemetery, Warfordsburg.
Memorial donations may be made to Humane Society of Morgan County, 4100 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. 

Richard W. Lutman
1933-1999
Richard W. "Dick" Lutman, 65, Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, February 3, 1999, at University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA.
Born June 20, 1933, he was the son of the late Chester Paul Lutman Sr. and Frances Shearer Lutman.
He was a member of the Highland United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. 
He was retired in 1984 after 32 years of service from the Western Maryland Railroad.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 60, Berkeley Springs.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Rita Lea Rankin Lutman; two daughters, Cindy Divelbliss and Tina Harvey, both of Berkeley Springs; four sisters, Ruth Judy, St. Petersburg, FL, Marjorie Lutman and Cecil Ann Michael, both of Berkeley Springs and Rose Tumey, Dover, DE; four brothers, Robert Lutman, Tampa, FL, Ned Lutman, Perry, GA, Phillip Lutman, Germantown, TN and Edward Lutman, Berkeley Springs; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Barbara Lutman and two brothers, George Lutman and Chester Paul Lutman Jr.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 6, at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with Edwin Floyd officiating. Interment was in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Berkeley Springs. Military services were by the Tri-State Honor Guard, the local American Legion, VFW and DAV Veterans associations. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Suite 6, 301 RHL BLV, Charleston, WV 25314.

Alice M. Friend
1920-1999
Alice Marie Friend, 78, LaVale, MD, died Friday, February 12, 1999 at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born November 18, 1920, in Sleepy Creek, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Sylvester Crone and the late Mary Susan (Rockwell) Crone.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Lee Friend on July 11, 1981.
She was formerly employed by ABL, Kelly Springfield Tire Company and Torch Steakhouse.
She was a member of LaVale United Methodist Church and LaVale Century Club.
Surviving are one son, Jack William Friend, LaVale; one daughter, Janet Kay Friend, Cumberland, MD; one brother, George Crone, Fort Ashby; one grandson, Gregory Alan Cook; and one great-granddaughter.
Services were conducted on Monday, February 15 at 1 p.m. at LaVale United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bernadette M. Ross officiating. Interment was in Rest Lawn memorial Gardens.
Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, was in charge of arrangements. 
 
Mary Spring Lang
1922-1999
Mary Catherine Griffin Spring Lang, 77, Morgantown, died Sunday, February 14, 1999 at Windy Hill Manor in Kingwood. 
Born February 5, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Denis Patrick and Catherine O'Connor Griffin.
She was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church.
She worked as a telephone operator in Baltimore, MD. In Morgantown she worked with the Paulist Fathers at WVU and the WVU Extension Group.
She was a member of Parents Without Partners and a former "Parent of the Year" winner.
Surviving are her husband, Fredrick W. Lang Sr., at home; three sons, Mark Spring, Robert Spring and Denis Spring, all of Morgantown; two daughters, Catherine Waugh, Berkeley Springs and Mary Lou Schmidt, Oak Hill; three step-sons, Fredrick Lang Jr. and Robert Lang, both of Morgantown and James Lang, Houston, TX; two step-daughters, Virginia Rowand, Morgantown and Nancy Brittel, Altamont, NY; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; 14 step-grandchildren; and 15 step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Luther Spring and three brothers, Daniel Griffin, Michael Griffin and Denis Griffin, Jr.
Services are today, Wednesday, February 17, at 11 a.m. at the Hastings Funeral Home, Morgantown, with Father Richard Ulam and Dr. Stacy L. Groscup officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
She and her family formerly lived in Great Cacapon.


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