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Helen P. Taylor
1912-1999
Helen P. Taylor, 87, Warfords-burg, PA, died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at her home.
Born March 20, 1912, in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Hunter and Elizabeth Burl Robinson. 
Her husband, Benjamin F. Taylor, died in 1955.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Martin's Catholic Church, Baltimore.
She is survived by two sons, Wilbur C. Taylor, Arbutus, MD and Gilbert R. Taylor, Warfordsburg; one sister, Cecilia Shaffer, Baltimore; two brothers, Carroll Robinson, Baltimore and Howard Robinson, Berkeley Springs, WV; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, George Taylor; one sister; and brothers.
Services were held at the convenience of the family. Burial was in New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore.

Katherine Sadosky
1913-1999
Katherine Sadosky, 85, Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, April 3, 1999 at Valley View Nursing Home.
Born July 6, 1913 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, now the Republic of Croatia, to the late Michael and Mary Jucevich.
Surviving are one son, Robert W. "Bob" Sadosky, Berkeley Springs.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William "Whitey" Sadosky.
Burial was in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Dorseyville, PA. 
Local arrangements were by Helsley-Jonson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs.

Wallace L. Shoemaker
1933-1999
Wallace L. Shoemaker, 65, Chambersburg, PA, died Monday, April 5, 1999, at Waynesboro, PA Hospital.
Born May 18, 1933, in Big Cove Tannery, PA, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Mamie Gordon Shoemaker.
He was a Protestant.
He is survived by five sisters, Anna McDaid, Hustontown, PA, Daisy Wishard, Waynesboro, Mary Miller, Smithsburg, MD, Virginia Johnson, Hancock, MD and Nellie Morgan, Newport, PA; three brothers, Floyd Shoemaker, Hancock, Lawrence Shoemaker Jr., Big Cove Tannery and Harvey Shoemaker, Berkeley Springs, WV; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Gladys Peck; and one brother, Ray Shoemaker.
Services were held Friday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg, PA. The Rev. Roger Truax officiated. Burial was in Damascus Cemetery. 

James J. Kyne
James J. Kyne, 67, Martinsburg, WV, died Friday, April 9, 1999, at his residence.
He was the son of the late George H. Kyne and Gladys Michael Kyne.
He attended St. Agnes Catholic Church, Shepherdstown, WV. 
He served in the U.S. Army.
He was employed by W.S. Frey for 40 years, where he was a maintenance leader.
He was a member of Berkeley Post 60, American Legion; Newton D. Baker Post 4019, VFW and Berkeley Springs Lodge 1483, Loyal Order of the Moose.
Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Yost Kyne, at home; one daughter, Phyllis Hovermale, Berkeley Springs; two brothers, Vincent L. Kyne, Berkeley Springs and Mack Kyne, Martinsburg; one sister, Gladys Sword, Hagerstown, MD; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Vernon Kyne, George Kyne, Robert Kyne, Alfred Kyne and John Kyne; and two sisters, Mary E. Fredmen and Margaret Rankin.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with the Rev. Matthew T. Rowgh officiating. Interment was in Rosedale Cemetery.

Brady J. Householder
Brady John Householder, age four days, Hedgesville, died Sunday, April 11, 1999 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Born April 7, 1999 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, he was the son of Duane Jay and Lequita Joy Hobday Householder, Hedgesville.
In addition to his parents, surviving are two sisters, Alicia Nicole Householder and Jenna Mariah Shaw; two brothers, Joshua Duane Householder and Dennis Jarod Householder, all at home; paternal grandparents, Leon Vincent and Norma Grace McDaniel Householder, Hedgesville; maternal grandparents, Shirley Kay Miller Bishop, Martinsburg and John David Hobday, Berkeley Springs; maternal great grandparents, John Nelson Hobday, Berkeley Springs and Ruth Ellen Stotler Hobday, Berkeley Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
Private services and burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sleepy Creek.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities, 841 Country Club Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505.
Arrangements are being handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.
  
George "Skip" Dunn, III
1948-1999
George "Skip" Dunn, III, 51, Inwood, died Sunday, April 11, 1999 at his home.
Born March 4, 1948, in Martinsburg, he is the son of George and Clara Wise Dunn, Jr. of Martinsburg.
He was a member of the Second Baptist Church.
He was employed by the City of Martinsburg Water Department.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two daughters, April L. Bain, Bunker Hill and Valorie L. Dunn, Inwood; one brother, James D. Weiss-Dunn, Martinsburg; three sisters, Carol A. Tabler, Lois R. Miller and Crystal R. Miller, all of Martinsburg; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Roger L. Dunn. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 13, at 2 p.m. from the Second Baptist Church with Rev. R. Shawn Edwards officiating. Interment was in Rosedale Cemetery.
Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg was in charge of arrangements. 

Ruth F. Weaver
1927-1999
Ruth Faye Weaver, 71, Hancock, MD, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, MD.
Born October 9, 1927, in Mercersburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Elsie M. Custer Unger. 
She had been employed by Londontown in Hancock. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Resley Road, Hancock.
She was a member of Webster B. Harrison Post 26 Ladies Auxiliary, Hancock.
She is survived by her husband, Roy H. Weaver, whom she married January 26, 1945; two daughters, Susan J. Hinckle and Linda K. McCarty, both of Hancock; two sisters, Hazel F. Unger, Waynesboro, PA and Mabel Suffecool, Mercersburg, PA; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Rhoda Heisey and Evelyn Pine; and four brothers, Joe Unger, Lloyd Unger, Merle Unger and William Unger.
Services were held Friday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Pastor Timothy Davis officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 476, Hancock, MD 21750.

Victor L. McCoy
1928-1999
Victor Leo McCoy, 70, formerly of Hancock, MD, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Colton Villa Nursing Home, Hagerstown, MD.
Born September 13, 1928, in Morgan County, WV, he was the son of the late Stanley B. and Mildred D. Ambrose McCoy. 
He was retired from P.G.S., Corp. and U.S. Silica in Berkeley Springs, WV, as a bridge crane operator.
He was a member and past elder of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hancock.
He was a member of Junior Order United American Mechanics Council 117, Berkeley Springs.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy L. Flowers McCoy, whom he married in 1971; and one stepdaughter, Lisa Ann Flowers, Hancock.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Viola McBee, Evelyn Michael and Phyllis Kerns; and two brothers, Lewis McCoy and Bruce McCoy.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, April 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The Rev. Timothy Davis will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Friends will be received Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
A service was held Tuesday, April 20, by Junior Order United American Mechanics Council 117 of Berkeley Springs. 
Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart and Lung Association, 322-324 East Antietam Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Reuben L. Clatterbuck
1914-1999
Reuben Lee Clatterbuck, 84, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Saturday, April 17, 1999 at his home.
Born November 1, 1914 in Buckland, VA, he was the son of the late Reuben James and Matilda Anne Jacobs Clatterbuck. 
He was of the Protestant faith.
He attended Madison High School, Falls Church, VA.
He worked as a carpenter in the Northern Virginia area until 1953. He moved to Berkeley Springs in July, 1953 and had been a farmer since that time.
He served with the Infantry Engineers Reconnaissance Training Detachment of the U.S. Army during World War II from September 27, 1944 until December 17, 1945. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and was honorably discharged at the rank of Tec 5.
He was a member of Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post #60, Berkeley Springs, and Risinger Stotler V.F.W. Post #4019, Berkeley Springs. He was one of the founders and a charter member of the Morgan County Saddle Club. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1483, Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are his wife of 18 years, Yvonne Kent Swecker Hovermale Clatterbuck, at home; two sons, Ronald Lee Clatterbuck and William Nelson Clatterbuck, both of Berkeley Springs; three step-daughters, Venetia A. Holland and Heidi E. Perry, both of Berkeley Springs and Stacy K. Barnes, Cross Junction, VA; one brother, Gordon Clatterbuck, Edinburg, VA; three grandchildren; one great grandson; three step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Esther Mae Hurst Clatterbuck on December 25, 1969; three brothers, William "Bubba" Clatterbuck, Julian Clatterbuck and Jack Clatterbuck; four sisters, Rubie Sumpter, Lillian Hoe, Grace Bush, Sarah Millner and an infant sister.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 19 at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Stephen J. Cuff officiating. Interment with graveside military honors by the Tri-State Honor Guard was in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Morgan County Saddle Club, c/o Gale Hovermale, Treasurer, 1561 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 or to the Berkeley Springs High School Athletic Department, c/o Wayne Sherrard, Athletic Director, 836 Concord Avenue, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.
 
Llewellyn Shoemaker
1916-1999
Llewellyn "Buck" Shoemaker, 82, Hancock, MD, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, WV.
Born November 10, 1916, in Washington County, MD, he was the son of the late William and Gertrude Weller Shoemaker. 
He retired in 1981 from Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corp., Berkeley Springs, after 35 years as a welder.
He was of the Protestant faith.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rosalie V. Keefer Shoemaker, Hancock; one daughter, Carolyn Hancock, Hagerstown, MD; four sons, Junior Shoemaker, Berkeley Springs, Roger Lee Shoemaker, Hagerstown, Johnny Shoemaker, Hancock and Timmy Shoemaker, Greencastle, PA; two sisters, Izora Bivens, Hancock and Alverta Fritz, Chambersburg, PA; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Wyoma Yonker; and two brothers, Bernard Shoemaker and Willard Shoemaker.
Services were held Monday, April 19 at 1 p.m. at Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren, Hancock. The Rev. Harry E. Strite officiated. Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery.
Arrangements were by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to Hancock Rescue Squad, Inc., 14734 Warfordsburg Road, Hancock, MD 21750; or Hancock Volunteer Fire Company, Fulton Street, Hancock, MD 21750. 

Shay R. McDonald
1979-1999
Shay Russell McDonald, 19, Hedgesville, died Sunday, April 18, 1999 at his home.
Born June 4, 1979 in Berkeley County, he was the son of Roger McDonald and Melva "Babe" Fox McDonald, Hedgesville. 
He was employed by Quad Graphics and attended Johnsontown Bible Church.
He was a graduate of Berkeley Springs High School.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Chad McDonald, Clarksville, TN and Sheldon McDonald, Hedgesville; one sister, Liberty McDonald, Hedgesville; and his grandmother, Jean McDonald, Front Royal, VA.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Roger McDonald, Jr.; and his grandparents, William Howard McDonald, Leola Nevel Fox and Lawrence Russell Fox.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with Rev. James Bishop officiating. Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 22 at 2 p.m. at Panorama Memorial Gardens, Front Royal, VA.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home today, Wednesday, April 21, from 7 to 9 p.m.

M. Charlene Smith
1942-1999
M. Charlene Smith, 56, Artemas, PA, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at the Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, MD. 
Born on December 25, 1942 in Neoshio, MO, she was a daughter of the late Charles Russell Covert and the late Mildred Susan (Ward) Henderson.
She was employed as a licensed practical nurse at the Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
She was a member of the Fairview Christian Church, Inglesmith, PA.
She is survived by her husband, Calvin L. Smith; two sons, Richard Vince Powell, Fort Leonard Wood, MO and Valentine "Val" Phillips, Baltimore, MD; two daughters, Pamela Blade, Arbutus, MD and Terresa Traczinka, Conowingo, MD; two stepsons, Brian L. Smith, Keyser, WV and Todd A. Smith, Abbottstown, PA; one brother, Joseph Minnich, Baltimore; one sister, Paula Schwartz, Rockford, IL; six grandchildren; one great grandson; and three step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at the Fairview Christian Church, Inglesmith, on Saturday, April 17, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Merle Horton and Rev. Milton Morris officiating. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery, Inglesmith.
Rotruck-Smith Funeral Home, Keyser and the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD were in charge of arrangements. 
Contributions may be made to the Fairview Christian Church, c/o Leo Jay, treasurer, Rt. 1, Box 116, Artemas, PA 17211. 
 
Clyde T. Fischer
1928-1999
Clyde T. Fischer, 71, Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, April 10, 1999 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA.
Born March 30, 1928 in Amaranth, PA, he was the son of the late Charles Judson and Virgie Blanche Fischer Decker. 
He was of the Protestant faith.
He was a retired mechanic with Fairchild Aircraft Industries, Hagerstown, MD.
He was a social member of Risinger-Stotler V.F.W. Post #4019 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1483, both in Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are four daughters, Vicki Lynn Fischer and Anita Carol Kesner, both of Berkeley Springs, Kathy Ann Fowler, Great Cacapon and Brenda Lee Barker, Apple Valley, CA; two sons, Stephen Wayne Fischer and Richard Theodore Fischer, both of Great Cacapon; two sisters, Ethel Virgie Shambaugh and Linda Glendora DeShong, both of Berkeley Springs; four brothers, Lewis Judson Decker, Engleside, TX, James Albert Decker, Austin, TX, Forrest Clem Decker, Berkeley Springs and Norman Ray Decker, Great Cacapon; 15 grandchildren; two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Gary Eugene Fischer; one sister, Olive Geraldine Kidwell; and one brother, Earl Douglas Decker.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Rodney Truax officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene Cemetery, Needmore, PA.

Ethel M. Williams
1908-1999
Ethel M. Williams, 91, formerly of Mercersburg, PA, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Swaim Center of Green Ridge Village, Newville, PA.
Born March 1, 1908, in Johnstown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Effie Rager Shives. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Williams, in 1984.
During World War II, she was employed at the Mercersburg Dress Factory.
She was a member of Mount Zion Lutheran Church of Little Cove, PA.
She is survived by one daughter, Arlene R. McBeth, Shippensburg, PA; one son, William E. Williams, Mercersburg; six sisters, Agnes Ward, Mercersburg, Jane Carty, Greencastle, PA, Iva Seiders, McConnellsburg, PA, Ruth Barnhart, Chambersburg, PA, Betty Earnest, East Waterford, PA and Rachel Gray, Berkeley Springs,; two brothers, Benjamin H. Shives, Upper Strasburg, PA and Robert D. Shives, Mercersburg; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one infant son; one great-grandson; two sisters; and one brother.
Services were held Saturday, April 17, at 2 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Henry K. Johnson officiated. Burial was in Stone Church Cemetery, Little Cove.

Stella M. Stevens
1920-1999
Stella M. "Polly" Stevens, 78, Berkeley Springs, died Monday, April 19, 1999 at Winchester, VA Medical Center. 
Born May 19, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Henry Pollard and Amy Haynes Pollard.
She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are her husband, James A. Stevens; one daughter, Robyn Woodle, Baltimore, MD; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister.
Funeral liturgy will be said at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 22 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. John Ledford officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Contributions may be made to Food Bank at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 116 S. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.
Arrangements are by the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs.

George W. Mason
1938-1999
George Walter "Walt" Mason, 61, Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, April 22, 1999 at his home.
Born January 2, 1938 in Morgan County, he was the son of Leona Ellen Fox Mason Carbaugh, Hedgesville and the late George T. Mason.
He was of the Protestant faith.
He attended the Cherry Run School, Morgan County, and Berkeley Springs High School.
He served in the U.S. Army from October 24, 1955 until October 27, 1958 and in the U.S. Army Reserves until October 23, 1961. He then served in the U.S. Coast Guard from July 12, 1961 until July 11, 1966 and received the Good Conduct Award.
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, he worked on the West Coast as an installer of electronic and computer cables in computer labs. He moved back to Berkeley Springs in 1972 and operated Walt's Mechanic Shop until 1979. He served with the Army National Guard in Winchester, VA during the mid 1970s. He worked as a mechanic at Roy's Service Center in Berkeley Springs from 1982-1987. He worked as a guard for a short time at the Morgan County Jail and then at Cacapon State Park from 1987 until his retirement in 1997.
Surviving are his wife of 19 years, Lola Margaretta Hovermale Weber Mason, at home; one daughter, Sharon Newman, Tucson, AZ; one son, George W. Mason, II, Madison, WI; five step-children, Christine Farris, Great Cacapon, Cindy Holliday, Hedgesville, Jo Ann Keefer, Linda Drury and Iris Jean Davison, all of Berkeley Springs; three sisters, Wanda Murray, Hedgesville and Linda Van Metre and Leeanna McCullough, both of Martinsburg; one brother, Kenny Mason, Hedgesville; two grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 25, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with Pastor Ken Dyar officiating. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery, Morgan County.

James R. Barnhart Sr.
1942-1999
James R. "Jim" Barnhart Sr., 56, Hedgesville, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at the Winchester, VA Medical Center.
Born July 13, 1942, he was the son of Sherman G. Barnhart, Hedgesville, and the late Trefa T. Snyder Barnhart.
He was a graduate of Hedgesville High School.
He was the owner of Barnhart's Beef and Pork and was previously employed for 13 years with Corning Glass. He also farmed all of his life.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 1483 of Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are his wife, Sylvia M. Barnhart at home; two sons, James R. Barnhart, Jr., Hedgesville and Robert D. Barnhart at home; two daughters, Cindy Fouch, Hedgesville and Robin Mason, Martinsburg; two brothers, Willard G. Barnhart, Hedgesville and Bruce R. Barnhart, Inwood; two sisters, Donna J. Frye and Nancy K. Bartgis, both of Hedgesville; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Johnsontown Bible Church, with the Rev. Jack L. Rudy officiating. Interment was in Providence Cemetery in Hedgesville.
Arrangements by the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Mary L. Schmidt
1947-1999
Mary Louise Spring Schmidt, 51, Oak Hill, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at CAMC General Division, Charleston.
Born October 6, 1947 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Luther Wilson Spring and Mary Catherine Griffin Spring Lang.
She was a 1965 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School; and a graduate of West Virginia University with a masters and bachelors degree.
She was an active member of St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic church, Oak Hill.
She was employed as a West Virginia University extension agent for consumer sciences in Fayette and Nicholas counties.
She was a member of the West Virginia University faculty senate, Fayette County chairman of West Virginia University Parents Club, Epsilon Sigma Phi, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Extension Association of West Virginia and several quilt guilds.
Surviving are her husband, John Ancil Schmidt; one daughter, Sara Catherine Schmidt, a student at WVU; three brothers, Denis Spring, Robert Spring and Mark Spring, all of Morgantown; and one sister, Catherine Waugh, Berkeley Springs.
A Mass of Christian burial was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 22, at St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Harold Moore officiating. Graveside rites and committal service were at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at the Weston Masonic Cemetery, Weston, with the Rev. Bill Matheney officiating.
A prayer service was held at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Contributions may be made to WVU Foundation, Extension Services, Diabetes Education, P.O. Box 6031, Morgantown, WV 26505; St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic School, 123 Elmore Street, Oak Hill, WV 25901 or to The Center for Organ Recovery and Education, 204 Sigma Drive, RIDC Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.

Renner L. Brewer
Renner L. Brewer, Mountain Home, ID, and formerly of Hagerstown, MD, died Tuesday, April 7, 1999, in Mountain Home.
He was the son of the late Renner and Julia Reid Brewer.
He retired from the military in 1972. He served in Korea and Vietnam.
He retired from the Elmore County Sheriff's Department in 1997.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Brewer; seven children, Carolyn Strom and Kenneth Brewer, both of Mountain Home, Jeanette Adams, Boise, ID, Brenda Garner, Seattle, WA, Renner Brewer Jr., Sacramento, CA, Theresa Brewer, Florida and David Brewer, South Carolina; six sisters, Ruth Detloff, Bethesda, MD, Goldie Barkdoll, Clear Spring, Helen Durbin, Mildred Marker and Thelma Beard, all of Hagerstown, and Hilda Wise, Berkeley Springs; two brothers, his twin, Robert Brewer, Funkstown, MD and Harry Brewer, Tehachapi, CA; and 11 grandchildren.
Burial was Saturday, April 10 in Mountain Home. 

Bessie V. McCoy
1910-1999
Bessie Velma McCoy, 88, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
Born August 5, 1910 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas C. and Nannie Jane Hovermale Michael.
She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs, where she taught the beginners Sunday School class for more than 20 years.
She attended Mt. Wesley School, Berkeley Springs.
She worked in local canneries, was a wallpaper hanger and also worked as a housekeeper. She had been a homemaker in recent years.
Surviving are one daughter, Janice VanGosen-Sykes, Berkeley Springs; two granddaughters, Lorraine VanGosen and Sarita Bowers, both of Berkeley Springs; one great granddaughter; two step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Pierpont McCoy on September 21, 1984; four sisters, Cecelia Hovermale, Deloris Weber, Viola Hovermale and Elsie Unger and one brother, Marshall Michael.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Hennis H. Fox and Rev. Mary Gebe Stevens officiating. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Fund, c/o Charles R. Michael, 354 Henry Michael Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Raymond E. Hensley
Raymond Edward Hensley, 60, Hedgesville, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at City Hospital, Martinsburg.
He was the son of the late Raymond E. Hensley and Elsie Hildebrand Wolf.
He was a retired truck driver.
Surviving are three sons, John R. Hensley, Sr., Hedgesville, James F. Hensley, Berkeley Springs and Edward L. Hensley, Maryland; four daughters, Catherine Hensley Robinette, Hedgesville, Theda Hensley, Rachel Hensley and Vanessa Hensley, all of Maryland; 14 grandchildren; one half-brother, Marvin Wolf, Maryland; and four half sisters.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Hensley Sr.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Grace United Methodist Church, Hedgesville, with Pastor Dan Wright officiating. Interment private.
Arrangements were by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. 

Ward W. Keesecker II
1938-1999
Ward W. Keesecker, II, 60, of Lovely, PA and Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Saturday, April 24, 1999 at his home in Lovely.
Born July 27, 1938, he was the son of the late Dr. Ward W. and Mary Mish Keesecker.
He was of the Methodist faith and had attended Francis Asbury United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs.
He was a 1957 graduate of Baxter Seminary, Baxter, TN. He attended Salem College, Salem, WV, the West Virginia Institute of Technology, Montgomery, WV and earned his bachelor's degree from Shepherd College in Shepherds-town, WV in 1961.
Locally, he had worked at Stine's Drug Store in Berkeley Springs and as a lifeguard at the Berkeley Springs State Park.
He served with the West Virginia Air National Guard in Martinsburg, WV.
He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1483, Berkeley Springs; a member of Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post #60 in Berkeley Springs, where he was an active member of the Tri-State Honor Guard.
He was a school teacher in Prince Georges County, MD from 1963-1964. In 1968, he was a founding member of the Fagowee Ski Club, Washington, D.C. He was a supervisor and ski shop manager with The Hecht Company in Washington, DC from 1968-1972, manager of the Potomac Ski Shop in Kensington, MD from 1972-1974, owned and operated the Graystone Hotel and Ski Specialties Shop in Bedford, PA, from 1979-1990 and worked with Blue Knob Ski Resort from 1991-1997. He had worked as a purchasing agent with the Ball-Healy Company in Arlington, VA from 1974-1975.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Emily M. Keesecker on May 15, 1993.
Graveside services with military honors provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, at Providence Cemetery, Johnson-town, WV.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post #60, 1950 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.
Arrangements are being handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.


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