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Ruby S. Crouse
1920-1999
Ruby S. Crouse, 78, Hancock, MD, died Tuesday, February 16, 1999, at her home.
Born April 9, 1920, in Sleepy Creek, WV, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Silvers Lowman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Crouse. 
She was a homemaker.
She was a Protestant.
She is survived by one son, Larry L. Stotler, Fort Washington, MD.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Gates and Georgie Mann.
Services were held Friday, February 19, at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. The Rev. Charles W. Helms officiated. Burial was in Spohrs Cross Roads Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, WV.

Anna D. Shade
1902-1999
Anna D. Shade, 96, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
Born February 27, 1902 in Morgan County, WV, she was the daughter of the late William Frederick and Mary Louella Michael Eppinger.
She was a member of Highland United Methodist Church, Morgan County, where she was active with the Women's Society of Christian Service.
She attended the Waterview School, Morgan County.
She worked with the A.C. Unger and Jim Unger Tomato Canning Factories during the 1930s and early 1940s. During the late 1940s she worked as a cook at the Park View Inn and during the 1950s worked as a cook at the Fairfax Restaurant, both in Berkeley Springs.
She had served on the Morgan County Democratic Committee and had been a homemaker in recent years.
Surviving are three daughters, Lee Anna McCoy, Betty L. Bohrer and Phyllis J. Michael, all of Berkeley Springs; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jannie G. Shade on December 7, 1974; two children, Frederick Clinton Shade and Bonnie G. Tyler; one brother, William G. Eppinger; and one grandson.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs with the Rev. Henry L. Fisher officiating. Interment was in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

Rev. Bryan R. Bailey
1941-1999
The Rev. Bryan R. Bailey, 57, Hagerstown, MD, died Monday, February 15, 1999, at Washington County Hospital. 
Born September 18, 1941, he was the son of Emily J. Parrill Myers of Paw Paw and the late Leonard Bailey.
He served as minister of the Church of Christ, Hagerstown.
Surviving are his wife, Linda L. Bailey; two daughters, Teresa K. Foster, Ringgold, MD and Leah M. Bailey, Smithsburg, MD; one sister, Lorraine Twigg, Berkeley Springs; three brothers, Bernard Bailey, Largent, WV, Dale Bailey, Martinsburg, WV and Preston Bailey, Gouverneur, NY; three grandsons; one stepson, James Haney, Greencastle, PA; two stepsisters, Delores Smith, Hagerstown and Carolyn Ritter, Waynesboro, PA; and one step-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Bailey.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 19, at the Church of Christ, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Rob Slone, Elder Tom Altizer and Elder Dan Franklin officiating. Interment was in the Ringgold Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Church of Christ, 10014 White Hall Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Arrangements were by the Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. 

Esther I. Miller
1945-1999
Esther I. Miller, 53, Warfordsburg, PA, died Monday, February 22, 1999, at her home.
Born March 30, 1945, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Harry Edward and Irene Orndorff Faith.
She was formerly employed by Londontown in Hancock.
She was a life member of Supreme Council of the House of Jacob, Hancock.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence H. Miller, whom she married in 1969; one daughter, Robin Morrison, Warfordsburg; one sister, Angelene Mannon, Hagerstown; two brothers, Jason Faith, Warfordsburg and Donald Faith, Hagerstown; and one grandson.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Priscilla Atkins.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 27, at 11 a.m. at Supreme Council of the House of Jacob, Berm Road, Hancock. The Bishop K. Paul Bowers will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery at the Supreme Council of the House of Jacob.
The family will receive friends Friday, February 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. The funeral home will be open from 2 p.m. 

Jean F.M. Jurick
1935-1999
Jean Frances Mechem Jurick, 63, Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, February 20, 1999 at her home.
Born August 4, 1935 she was the daughter of the late Cleveland F. and Lillian Marie Michael Mechem.
She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church.
She was a 1953 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School and a 1957 graduate of Potomac State College. She attended the Northwestern University Speech Institute in 1952.
She was a retired speech pathologist, serving the North Syracuse, NY School District.
She had been involved in more than 50 theater productions. She was also a member of Ye Towne of Bath Chapter, DAR, T.O.P.S., Retired Teachers Association of Morgan County, American Cancer Society and she was an honorary chairperson of the 1998 Relay for Life.
Surviving are her husband, Andrew Jurick; three sons, Dana Jurick, Houston, TX, Jerry Jurick, Baltimore, MD and Jeffrey Jurick, Berkeley Springs; two brothers, Joe Mechem, Berkeley Springs and Robert Mechem, Rixeyville, VA; and three grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her infant sister, Joan Mechem.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 23, at Saint Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs, with the Revs. John Ledford and Owen Womack officiating. Interment was in the Michael Family Cemetery in Berkeley Springs.
A prayer service was held at 8 p.m. on Monday, February 22, at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Suite 67, 301 RHL Blvd., Charleston, WV 23514 or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Douglas V. Stiely
1948-1999
Douglas V. Stiely, 50, Berkeley Springs, and formerly of Taneytown, MD, died Monday, February 15, 1999, at Hanover Hospital.
He was the husband of Dorothy J. (Wallman) Stiely.
Born August 7, 1948, in Gettysburg, he was the son of Vernon Stiely, Taneytown and the late Doris Tracey Stiely. 
He was employed as a press operator at Alloy Rods. 
He was a member of the American Legion, and a veteran of the Army.
He was a graduate of Francis Scott Key High School in Taneytown.
Surviving also are three daughters, Chris Stiely, Michelle Carroll and Stephanie Markle; one son, Dan Aten; three sisters, Joan Wantz and Carol Stonesifer, both of Westminster, MD, and Anne Fletcher, Taneytown.
The funeral service was at the convenience of the family. 
Panebaker Funeral Home, 311 Broadway, Hanover, was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2997 Cape Horn Road, B-2, Cape Horn Plaza, Red Lion, PA 17356.

Evelyn J. Barnhart
1912-1999
Evelyn Johansen Barnhart, 86, Berkeley Springs, formerly of Vero Beach, FL, died Thursday, February 18, 1999 at the Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
Born December 24, 1912 in West Orange, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Ethel Toupet Johansen.
She was of the Presbyterian faith.
She was educated in Newark, NJ public schools and later lived in Belleville, NJ.
During World War II, she ran a machine shop in Newark where she worked as a precision machinist. She had been a homemaker in recent years.
Surviving are one son, Andrew Wayne Barnhart, Gaithersburg, MD; three grandchildren, Douglass A. Barnhart, Hellerstown, PA, Cynthia L. Galleher, Skippack, PA and Gregory S. Barnhart, Gaithersburg; five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 20, at the Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ. Interment was in Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover, NJ.
Local arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Sonja R.L. Blacksten
Sonja Rebecca Lee Blacksten, 58, Thurmont, MD, died Monday, February 15, 1999, at her residence.
She was the daughter of the late George B. and Helen M. Keeney Fraley.
She is survived by six daughters, Debbie Snowden, Frederick, MD, Sharon Stine, Thurmont, Mary Bowles, Bendersville, PA, Terri Cawthorn, Richmond, VA, Wanda Kramer, Harpers Ferry and Brenda Gardner, Gettysburg, PA; one son, Todd Blacksten, Gettysburg; one sister, Doris Schultz, Berkeley Springs; one brother, George B. Fraley, Jr., Sabillasville, MD; one half-sister, Anna Stem, Owings Mill, MD; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald M. Blacksten.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 18, at the Robert E. Dailey and Son Funeral Home, Thurmont, with the Rev. Ruth Ann Miller officiating. Interment was in Pipe Creek Cemetery, New Windor, MD.

Harold L. Flowers
1936-1999
Harold Lee Flowers, 62, Hancock, died Thursday, February 18, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.
Born February 21, 1936, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Carl J. Flowers and Margaret Roman Flowers Mann.
A plumber, he was employed with Local 37, Hagerstown. 
He was a member of Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, Hancock.
He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Powell, Hancock and Bonnie Jo Ashkettle, Warfordsburg, PA; two sons, Randy Flowers and Thomas Flowers, both of Hancock; two sisters, Dolores Lucas, Warfordsburg and Shelvy McCusker, Hancock; one stepsister, Pauline Hixon, Warfordsburg; four brothers, Homer Flowers, Carl Flowers and Belvin Mann, all of Hancock and Larry Mann, Great Cacapon, WV; three stepbrothers, Bruce Mann, Warfordsburg and Marvin Mann and Melvin Mann, both of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Espey A. Mann; one brother, Donald Mann; and one stepbrother, Albert Mann.
Services were held Monday, February 22, at 11 a.m. at Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Phillip Unger officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, c/o Virgie Landers, 201 Virginia Ave., Hancock, MD 21750; or Hancock Rescue Squad Inc., 14734 Warfordsburg Road, Hancock, MD 21750.

Patty J. Kief
1929-1999
Patty J. Kief, 69, Martinsburg, died Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at Washington County Hospital.
Born November 17, 1929, in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Benjamin Spitzer and Emma Armentrout Spitzer.
She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church. 
She was a 1948 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School. 
She was retired from the state of West Virginia as a cook for the Martinsburg Detention Center.
She is survived by one son, Eugene Richardson Kief Jr., Reno, NV; two daughters, Patsy Lea Kief and Karen Jo Thompson, both of Martinsburg; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; five brothers, Bobby Spitzer and Bill Spitzer, both of Berkeley Springs, Danny Spitzer, Martinsburg, Sam Spitzer, Pennsville, NJ and Max Spitzer, Mathias; one sister, Mary Cushwa, Martinsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Richardson Kief Sr.,; six brothers, Homer Spitzer, John Spitzer, Kingsley Spitzer, Roy Spitzer, Ben Spitzer and Marshall Spitzer; and two sisters, Dixie Warner and Leora Spitzer.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 21, at the Brown Funeral Home, with the Rev. John R. Yost officiating. Interment was in Tuscarora Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, c/o The Rev. John R. Yost, Rt. 3, Box 139H, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Vernon E. MacCumbee Sr.
1913-1999
Vernon E. MacCumbee Sr., 85, Hagerstown, MD, died Friday, February 19, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.
Born May 23, 1913, in Morgan County, WV, he was the son of the late John Thomas and Cecilia Ver Potter MacCumbee. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vergie M. VanGosen MacCumbee, in 1994.
He retired from Fairchild Industries in Hagerstown.
He attended St. Peter's Catholic Church, Hancock.
He is survived by two daughters, Ruth Ann Henry and Lois L. MacCumbee, both of Hagerstown; two sons, Vernon E. "Bud" MacCumbee Jr., Hagerstown and George W. MacCumbee, Baltimore, MD; one step-son, Robert G. Wilson, Bel Air, MD; six grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Phillip T. MacCumbee; one step-daughter, Tillie Fischer; and one brother, Gilbert MacCumbee.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, February 23 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Hancock. The Rev. George W. Glick was celebrant. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 322-324 E. Antietam Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Carrie B. Lopp
Carrie B. Lopp, 60, Berkeley Springs, died February 17, 1999, in Baltimore, MD.
She was the daughter of the late Edwin V. Miller and Carie Danz Miller.
She was a waitress at Southern Bell Restaurant in Berkeley Springs.
She was a member of Word of Deliverance.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger M. Lopp. 
She is survived by three sisters, Betty Dipictrantonio, Baltimore, MD, Cora Conroy, Abingdon, MD and Mary Westerfield, Westminster, MD; five brothers, William Miller, Norrisville, MD, Harry Miller, Aberdeen, MD, Edward Miller, Perry Hall, MD, Richard Miller of Tennessee and Robert Miller, Edgewood, MD; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 20, at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Robert Files officiating. Interment was at Brownsville Heights, Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Brownsville, MD.

Mary V. Younker
1921-1999
Mary Viola Younker, 77, Chambersburg, PA, formerly of Mercersburg, PA, died Thursday, February 25, 1999, at the home of her daughter with whom she resided, Carolyn L. Armell in Chambersburg.
Born April 2, 1921, in Red Rock, Fulton County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Goldie E. Seburn Moats.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Younker, in October 1981.
She retired in 1985 from Park-N-Dine Restaurant in Hancock, MD, where she was a cook for 19 years.
She was a Protestant.
She is survived by four daughters, Marcella P. Hammond, Middletown, VA, Donna J. Snowberger, Waynesboro, PA, Nora L. Fleece, Berkeley Springs, WV and Carolyn L. Armell, Chambersburg; three sons, Arnold L. Younker, Big Cove Tannery, PA, Marlin L. Younker, Hancock and Sheldon K. Younker, Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Della Seiders, Mercersburg and Dorothy Seiders, McConnellsburg, PA; one brother, Melvin Moats, Needmore, PA; 19 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and two step-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Clifton R. Younker; one sister, Ruth Foreman; and three brothers, Floyd Moats, Clyde Moats and Willis Moats.
Services were held Monday, March 1, at 1 p.m. at Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren, Hancock. The Rev. Phyllis Martin officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.

Velma I. Bishop
1914-1999
Velma Irene Bishop, 84, Fort Thomas, KY and a former resident of Hancock, died Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at a nursing home.
Born April 11, 1914 in Berkeley Springs, WV, she was the daughter of the late Elmer T. and Flossie Henry Rankin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L. Bishop.
She was formerly employed as a seamstress with Jacobs Brothers of Hancock.
She was a member of Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, Hancock.
She is survived by one daughter, Flossie Shives, Florence, KY; four grandchildren, Nancy Bender, David Bender, Karen Robyn and Michael Bishop; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Rodney R. Bishop. 
Services were held Saturday, February 27, at 3 p.m. at Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Phillip Unger officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701; or Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 327, Hancock, MD 21750.
Arrangements were by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.

Mabel V. Ambrose
1904-1999
Mabel Virginia Ambrose, 94, Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC.
Born October 9, 1904, she was the daughter of the late John F. Weber Sr. and Minnie M. Hovermale Weber.
She was a member of the Berkeley Chapter 77, Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are one son, Douglas W. Ambrose, Columbia, SC; one sister, Pauline McMahon, San Diego; two granddaughters; three great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rumor E. "Sam" Ambrose; three sisters, Hattie Kesecker, Helen Mesner and Jessie Graham; six brothers, Samson Weber, Hudson Weber, Fred Weber, Vernon Weber, Ercer "Doc" Weber and Lawrence Weber.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 26, at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, with Minister Ron Adams officiating. Interment was at Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Contributions may be made to the Morgan County Chapter of Red Cross, 404 S. Green Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. 

George E. Clark
1931-1999
George Esten Clark, 67, Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, February 25, 1999 at Winchester VA Medical Center.
Born October 29, 1931, he was the son of the late James W. Clark and Viola Fredman Clark.
He was of the Protestant faith.
He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. 
He was a retired licensed funeral director and embalmer in California.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion, Hawthorne, NV.
Surviving are one daughter, Michelle Podhajsky, Georgetown, TX; one sister, Kay M. Litten, Hedgesville; and one grandson.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Robert Clark and Jack Dennis Clark.
Interment was at the convenience of the family in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Arrangements were by the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs.

Jane F. Patton
1908-1999
Jane Fearnow Patton, 90, died Monday, February 22, 1999, at Presbyterian Village in Austell, GA.
Born October 19, 1908 in Berkeley Springs, she was the only daughter of the late Guy Fearnow and Sarah Dawson Fearnow.
Her husband of 45 years, Edward Patton, preceded her in death on December 25, 1986. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Fearnow, in November of 1997.
She was a graduate of Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania.
During the 1930s and 1940s she taught French, English and history at high schools in Berkeley Springs. She taught first grade at Niceville Elementary in the 1960s at Valpariso, FL.
She was a member of Niceville United Methodist Church. 
Surviving are three daughters, Margaret Johnson, Reston, VA, Louise Schultz, Marietta, GA and Anna Marie Davis, Douglasville, GA; six grandchildren, Wendy J. Hanks and Kelsey Johnson, both of Reston, VA, Jonathan and Joel Davis, Douglasville, Medley Schultz, Albuquerque, NM and Karen S. Seagroves; and two great-grandsons.
 
Mary A. Gaumond
1918-1999
Mary Arlene Gaumond, 80, Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, February 27, 1999 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA.
Born September 17, 1918 in Watertown, NY, she was the daughter of the late Howard J. and Louella P. Scee Rockefeller.
She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Stotler's Crossroads.
She graduated high school and became a licensed insurance agent in Watertown. She worked as a secretary with the North American Insurance Company. From 1970-1972, she published articles, wrote a poetry column and worked in layout with a local newspaper in Bowie, MD. She had been a homemaker in recent years.
Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Paul Charles Gaumond, at home, whom she married January 3, 1945; one daughter, Louise M. Flannery, Baltimore, MD; two sons, Giles H. Gaumond, Gaithersburg, MD and Rex A. Gaumond, Spanish Fork, UT; one brother, Spencer Rockefeller, Cape Vincent, NY; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Alma Chase and one brother, Clifford Rockefeller.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 2 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Winchester Grade Road, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Glenn F. Stevens, Sr. officiating. Interment was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
The Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Olivet Cemetery Association, Route 3, Box 5890, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. 

Thelma L. McKee
1921-1999
Thelma L. McKee, 77, Hancock, MD, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, WV.
Born April 13, 1921, in Fulton County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ora W. and Mattie Winters Douglas. 
She was a self-employed farmer.
She was a member of Damascus Christian Church, Big Cove Tannery, PA.
She is survived by her husband, J. Austin McKee Jr., whom she married in 1950; one son, Austin D. McKee III, Hancock; one sister, Lucille Weller, Hancock; four brothers, Marvin Douglas and Bruce Douglas, both of Hancock, W. Eugene Douglas, Big Cove Tannery and Marlin Douglas, Fayetteville, PA; one granddaughter; one grandson; and one great-grandson. 
She was preceded in death by one son, Kevin Shawn McKee; and one brother, Melvin Douglas.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 4, at 11 a.m. at Damascus Christian Church. The Rev. Roger Truax will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining Damascus Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight, Wednesday, March 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock, and at the church Thursday at 10 a.m. The funeral home will be open Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Damascus Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 374, Hancock, MD 21750; or to Hancock Rescue Squad Inc., 14734 Warfordsburg Road, Hancock, MD 21750.

Elizabeth Weatherholt
1914-1999
Elizabeth "Betty" Rees (Fisher) Weatherholt, 84, Cumberland, MD, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999 at Memorial Hospital.
Born April 23, 1914 in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Allan C. and Ella (Rees) Fisher.
She was preceded in death by her husband, F. Allan Weatherholt, Sr. on September 30, 1995; and one brother, Allan C. Fisher, Jr.
She was a graduate of Catherman's Business School.
During World War II, she had worked at the Ali Ghan Shrine Club as assistant manager of the restaurant. She had also worked as an operator for the C&P Telephone Company.
She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, where she was past president of the Episcopal Church Women, member of St. Margaret's Circle and the Altar Ward. She also belonged to the Women's Civic Club.
Survivors include two sons, Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt, Hancock and Robert M. Weatherholt, Cumberland; and five grandchildren, David and Stephen Weatherholt, Hancock, Robert and Arthur Mason Weatherholt, Cumberland and Melissa Saville, Romney, WV.
Friends will be received at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 16 Washington Street, Cumberland, on Thursday, March 4 from 2-4 p.m. and March, 7-9 p.m.
The funeral service will be held at the church on Friday, March 5, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Edward C. Chapman, Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the All Saints Fund at Emmanuel Parish, 16 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502.
The Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary L. Christie
Mary Lou Christie, 80, Bridgeport, died Saturday, February 27, 1999 in United Hospital Center.
She was the daughter of the late Gene R. and Myrtle M. Cayton Curtis.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Clarksburg.
She graduated from Lost Creek High School in 1936 and from Salem College in 1940. She was a cheerleader at Salem College.
She was a member of Queen Esther Chapter 11, Order of the Eastern Star, Clarksburg League for Service and the Clarksburg and Bridgeport Women's Clubs. She was a member and past president of the Woodside Heights Garden Club. During the 1963 West Virginia Centennial Celebration, she was named and nationally acclaimed Mother of the Year.
Surviving are her husband John Christie, at home; three sons, John Christie II, Morgantown, Michael "Luke" Christie, Berkeley Springs and James Christie, Charleston; five daughters, Jeanne Warner, Bristol, Susan McConnell, Erie, PA, Mary Ann Droll, Philippi, Elizabeth Shantz, Dowingtown, PA and Martha Lou, Quiet Dell; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant sister and a brother, Gene Cayton Curtis.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, at the First United Methodist Church, Clarksburg, with the Revs. William G. Kniceley and Julia D. Morrison officiating. Interment was in the Bridgeport Cemetery.
Arrangements were by the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, Clarksburg.

Gladys M. Murphy
Gladys M. Murphy, 81, Martinsburg, died Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at City Hospital, Martinsburg.
She was the daughter of the late Harvey S. Pearrell and Ella Keesecker Pearrell.
She was a member of the Hedgesville United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the church choir, Win-One Class and was a Sunday School teacher.
She was a 1936 graduate of Hedgesville High School and attended Martinsburg Business College.
She was a retired nursing assistant from the V.A. Medical Center.
For 21 years she was past matron and secretary of the Hedgesville Chapter 67, Order Eastern Star.
She is survived by one son, Garry J. Murphy, Martinsburg; one daughter, Patricia F. Dillon, with whom she resided; one grandson; three sisters, Mildred French, Cherry Run, Mable Clarke, Jones Spring and Ruth Sampson, Martinsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Murphy and one sister, Blanche Stotler.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 27, at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with the Rev. Terri S. Cofiell officiating. Interment was in the Rosedale Cemetery. Hedgesville Chapter 67, O.E.S. conducted a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 26 at the funeral home.

Homer E. Henry
1926-1999
Homer E. Henry, 72, died January 24, 1999 at his home in Corvallis, MT.
Born March 29, 1926, he was the son of the late Edgar and Mae Henry, Berkeley Springs.
He later lived in Castleton, VA and Longboat Key, FL. 
He is survived by his wife, Carol Henry; two sons, E. Kent Henry and Stewart Henry, Corvallis, MT; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Raymond Henry, Dover, DE and Warren Henry, Berkeley Springs.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jon Cameron Henry; a granddaughter, Heather Denise Henry, and a sister, Marie Henry.
Memorial services were held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Hamilton, MT and All Angel's of the Sea Episcopal Church, Longboat Key, FL.

Mary E. Braithwaite
1920-1999
Mary Ellen Braithwaite, 78, Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Born October 19, 1920 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Peter Harrison and Hattie Jane Henry Henry.
She was a member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs. She was a member and past president of both the Ladies Aid Society and the Women's Society of Christian Service at Trinity United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs.
She attended the Oakland School, Morgan County.
She was active in community affairs, having served as a Cub Scout den mother, director of the Kitchen Band at Senior Life Services of Morgan County and as a member of the North Berkeley PTA. She was a member of the Winchester, VA chapter of the National Federation for the Blind.
She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of Morgan County.
Surviving are two sons, Gayle R. "Buck" Braithwaite and Lewis O. Braithwaite, both of Berkeley Springs; one daughter, Linda A. Trusty, Salem, NH; three sisters, Dorothy Goglas, Port Reading, NJ, Amy Barnes, Winchester, VA and Neva Tomlinson, Berkeley Springs; three brothers, Melvin Henry and Fred Henry, both of Berkeley Springs, Irvin Henry, Bunker Hill; six grandsons; 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Braithwaite on November 9, 1973; one son, Herbert L. Braithwaite, Jr,; and three brothers, Reed Henry, Lester "Pete" Henry and Roscoe Henry.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 27, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. William C. Swope and the Rev. Kelly L. Scott officiating. Interment was in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Senior Life Services of Morgan County, 404 S. Green Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Henry H. Barnhart
1920-1999
Henry H. Barnhart, 78, Hancock, MD, died Thursday, February 25, 1999, at his home.
Born August 16, 1920, in Fulton County, PA, he was the son of the late Ross and Madeline Sensel Barnhart.
He was a farmer. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Hancock as a carrier after 20 years.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force.
He was a member of and served on the vestry of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Hancock.
He was a life member of Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion, Hancock; a former member of Hancock Grange and Washington County Farm Bureau.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Cunningham Barnhart, Hancock, whom he married May 11, 1946; two daughters, Melinda B. Golden, Hancock and Stephanie B. Foy, Baltimore, MD; two sisters, Julia B. Lynn and Mary G. Barnhart, both of Hancock; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Alberta Barnhart; and two brothers, John Barnhart and Robert Barnhart Sr.
Services were held Saturday, February 27, at 2 p.m. at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Hancock. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. officiated. Burial was in Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Route 655 North of Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 2 East High Street, Hancock, MD 21750.
Arrangements were by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.

Dorothy L. Wise
1922-1999
Dorothy L. Wise, 76, Arlington, VA, died on Thursday, February 18, 1999.
Born in Great Cacapon, October 12, 1922, she was the daughter of the late George Smith and Eliza Mencer Spring. 
She was preceded in death by her husband John Carl Wise and son Stephen Wayne Wise.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda W. Martin, Herndon, VA; one grandson, Kevin E. Gresham, Front Royal, VA; one granddaughter, Heather Pohl, Hagerstown, MD; two sisters, Wilma Long, Berkeley Springs and Lavada Lewis, Martinsburg; and two great-grandchildren.
She was a long time resident of Arlington.
She was one of the founders of the Columbia Baptist Child Development Center in Falls Church, VA to which family requests contributions be made in her memory.
Arrangements made by Green Funeral Home, Herndon.


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