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Stacey J. Swink
1975-1999
Stacey Jean Swink, 23, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Thursday, April 29, 1999 at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.
Born June 6, 1975 at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of Samuel Jefferson "Jeff" Swink, II and Sandra Jean Cross Swink, Berkeley Springs.
She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hancock, MD.
She was a 1993 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School. 
She worked as a credit card fraud investigator with First Data in Hagerstown.
In addition to her parents, surviving are one son, Derrick Austin Swink, at home; one sister, Jennifer Lavonne Swink, Berkeley Springs; paternal grandmother, Ilene Marie Stotler Swink, Berkeley Springs; maternal grandparents, Timothy and Donna Jean Neely Faith, Berkeley Springs, and Donald Clarence and Peggy Joan Cross, Berkeley Springs; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Samuel Jefferson Swink on February 13, 1990.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs and concluded at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3738 Resley Road, Hancock, with Pastor Timothy P. Davis officiating. Interment was in St. Paul's Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Derrick Swink Trust Fund, c/o IRS Federal Credit Union, 132 Murall Drive, Kearneysville, WV 25430.

Freeda R. Socks
1909-1999
Freeda Ruth Socks, 90, Hagerstown, MD and a former resident of Hancock, MD, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at Williamsport Nursing Home, Williamsport, MD.
Born February 7, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Earl and Anna Mae Ahalt Wentling.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Socks, who died in 1988.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses, Berkeley Springs, WV.
She is survived by one daughter, Katherine Holland, Hagerstown, with whom she resided; three sons, Charles Socks and Ralph Socks, Jr., both of Hancock and Stanley Socks, Hagerstown; 23 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Earlene Kinzer; two sisters, Phronie Wentling and Alice Wentling; and one brother, Earl Wentling.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 4, at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. Burial was in Piney Plaints United Methodist Cemetery, Little Orleans, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to Piney Plains Cemetery Association, c/o Pat Nicodemus, 14808 Jenny Lane, Little Orleans, MD 21766.
 
Albert J. Sturba
1929-1999
Albert J. Sturba, 69, Berkeley Springs, died Friday, April 30, 1999, at the VA Medical Center, Martinsburg.
Born December 10, 1929, he was the son of the late Tony Sturba and Caroline Speeney Sturba.
He was employed as a wallpaper hanger.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was a member of American Legion Post 226, Mayo, MD. 
Surviving are his wife, Sheila N. Sturba; three daughters, Nora McCoy, Edgewater, MD, Tina M. Hahn, Bowie, MD and Sheila J. Bittner, Berkeley Springs; four sons, James A. Sturba, Columbus, GA, Randy Sturba, Bowie, MD, Edward Sturba and David P. Bittner, both of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Carmello Raposo, Bowie and Anna Witthaus, Severna Park, MD; one brother, Ranie Sturba, Berkeley Springs; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Consettia Messenger and one brother, Guilo Sturba.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 7, 1999 at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. John Ledford officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. 

Katherine E. Gordon
1920-1999
Katherine Elizabeth Gordon, 78, Hagerstown, MD, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at Morning Glory Retirement Home in State Line, PA.
Born May 2, 1920, in New York, she was the daughter of the late William O. and Sylva B. Brown Lisle.
She retired from International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Brethren in Christ Church, and Willing Workers Class.
She is survived by three daughters, Sylva Kestler, Berkeley Springs, Diana Turner, Clear Spring, MD and Beth Sirbaugh, Boonsboro, MD; one son, Ray Gordon, Hagerstown; one sister, Edna Murphy, Mantua, NJ; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Sharon Gordon and Janice Gordon.
Memorial services were held Monday, May 3, at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Brethren in Christ Church, Greencastle, PA. Pastor Jim Mack officiated.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 322-324 E. Antietam St., Suite 306B, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Arrangements were by the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Elica D. Lester
Elica Daniellie Lester, one-month-old daughter of Daniel and Jessica Twigg Lester, Paintlick, VA, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, in a Johnson City, TN hospital.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by maternal grandmother, Shirley Twigg, Berkeley Springs; maternal grandfather, Elmer Twigg, Great Cacapon; paternal grandparents, Eugene and Judy Lester, Paintlick; paternal great-grandfather, David Asbury Sr., Wittens Valley, VA; and paternal great-grandparents, Ralph and Minnie Lester, Baptist Valley, VA.
Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25 at Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum, Richlands, VA, with the Rev. Roger Lester officiating. Burial was at Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery.
Hurst Scott Funeral Home, Richlands, was in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis R. Smith
1929-1999
Phyllis Rae Smith, 70, of Morgan County, died Saturday, May 1, 1999 at her residence.
Born January 23, 1929 in Sioux City, IA, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Ethel Anderson Wells.
She was a graduate of Sioux City High School. She graduated from South Dakota University.
She taught in both private and public schools in Orange, CT where she also served as PTA president.
She was a member of the Garden Club.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, New Haven, CT.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond E. Smith, Jr., at home; one son, R. Jeffrey Smith, Simsbury, CT; two daughters, Deborah Lynn Zizzamia, Mt. Airy, MD and Stacy Ann Hodder, Fitzwilliam, NJ; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Patricia Kirkegaard, Fresno, CA and Vernita Luwallen, White Bear Lake, MN.
Services and interment will be private.
Arrangements by the Brown Funeral home, Martinsburg.

Eleanor M. Crump
1920-1999
Eleanor M. Aulabaugh Crump, 79, Martinsburg, WV, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at City Hospital, Martinsburg.
Born in Fulton County, PA, March 12, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Oscar E. Litton and Mary Hewett Litton. 
She was of the Methodist faith.
She had previously owned and operated Aulabaugh Orchards. 
She was a member of the Morgan County Board of Education. 
Surviving are two sons, Stanley E. Aulabaugh Jr., Santa Maria, CA and Lee E. Aulabaugh, Martinsburg; two stepdaughters, Barbara Smith, Martinsburg and Carolyn Michael, Inwood, WV; one sister, Helen Lamberson, Williamsport, MD; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Stanley E. Aulabaugh; her second husband, Robert T. Crump; and one brother, Homer Litton.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Albert L. Clipp officiating. Interment was in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs. 

Norma J. Hoover
1941-1999
Norma Jean Starliper Hoover, 57, Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Born October 17, 1941 at the family home in Cherry Run, WV, she was the daughter of the late Marshall F. and Margie Lee Litten Starliper.
She was a member of Cherry Run United Methodist Church, Cherry Run.
She attended Pleasant View School, Morgan County, WV and was a graduate of the Marriott Corporation Management School in Washington, DC.
She was a seamstress who had worked with Londontown Manufacturing in Hancock, MD and Perfection Garment Company in Martinsburg, WV. She was a homemaker, wallpaper hanger and, for the past five years, had been a waitress at Maria's Garden in Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Herbert Lee Hoover, at home; one daughter, Margie Lee Hoover McCumbee, Berkeley Springs; two sons, Herbert Lee Hoover, Jr., Martinsburg and Daniel Alan Hoover, Berkeley Springs; three granddaughters, Amanda Jean McCumbee, Ariel Alexis Hoover and Victoria Emerald McCumbee, all of Berkeley Springs; five sisters, Mary Apple, Cherry Run, Sarah Clark, Oleta Cain and Betty Silvers, all of Berkeley Springs, and Dorothy Stuckey, Martinsburg; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Marshall "Jim" Starliper, Harry "Tom" Starliper and Billy Seckman; and three sisters, Violet Householder, Nancy Weicht and Mattie Bohrer.
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 16 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Spohrs Crossroads, Berkeley Springs, with Pastor Dan Wright officiating. Interment was in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery Association, 12 Camp Harmison Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. 

Constance M. Fouke
1924-1999
Constance Marie Fouke, 74, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Monday, May 17, 1999 at her home on Valley Road.
Born December 12, 1924 in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Madeline Karle Gruber.
She was of the Methodist faith.
She attended the Hagerstown High School, Hagerstown.
She married Charles Russell Fouke, Jr. on June 29, 1942. 
She worked, until her retirement, as a secretary with her husband at the family business, Fouke Chevrolet in Hancock, MD. She had been a homemaker in recent years.
Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Charles Russell Fouke, Jr., at home; two sons, Randall R. Fouke, Berkeley Springs and Ronald L. Fouke, Killingsworth, CT; one daughter, Ann L. Fouke, Arlington, VA; one sister, Betty A. Kershner, Warrenton, VA; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Frederick Gruber.
Services and interment will be private.
Arrangements are being handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.
 
Richard A. Golden
1938-1999
Richard A. "Ike" Golden, 60, Warfordsburg, PA, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at the Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, WV.
Born November 30, 1938 in Warfordsburg, he was the son of the late Leo Carl and S. Loretta Barnhart Golden.
He was self employed as a logger and firewood supplier. 
He was formerly very active in the Hancock Little League and local girls softball and youth basketball at Southern Fulton High School, Warfordsburg.
He was a 1957 graduate of Southern Fulton.
He was a member of the Orchard Ridge First Church of God, Hancock, MD.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann McCarty Golden, Warfordsburg, whom he married November 28, 1964; one daughter, Bethany Erin Ann Golden, at home; one niece, Vicky Truax, Monroe, VA and one nephew, Craig McCarty, Monroe,VA, both whom he and his wife raised; three sisters, Betty R. Golden and Mary J. Kerns, both of Warfordsburg and Lois J. Paff, Hedgesville, WV; one brother, James L. Golden, Greencastle, PA; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at May's Chapel Christian Church today, Wednesday, May 19, 2 p.m. Rev. Jeffrey Hawbaker will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Golden Trust, c/o Orchard Ridge First Church of God, c/o Louise Mellott, 14128 Orchard Ridge Road, Hancock, MD 21750.

Alfred L. Place
1937-1999
Alfred Lewis Place, 62, Berkeley Springs, died Friday, May 21, 1999 at his home.
Born February 20, 1937 at Town of Northeast, Duchess County, he was the son of Zenneda Barber Place, Amenia, NY and the late Alfred Place.
He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley Springs.
He was a 1955 graduate of Pine Plains High School, Pine Plains, NY and attended Community College at Pawling, NY. 
He served in the U.S. Army during the late 1950s and was stationed in Korea.
He was a member of Risinger-Stotler V.F.W. Post #4019 in Berkeley Springs.
He worked as a master metal technician with White Post Restorations in White Post, VA.
In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Margaret Julia Nelson Place, at home; one daughter, Alison Ebert, New Bern, NC; four sons, Donald G. Place, Peekskill, NY, Gregory Place, Valatie, NY, Jon A. Erickson, Scituate, MA and Karl E. Erickson, East Nassau, NY; two sisters, Barbara Storms, Petersburg, NY and Shirley Hines, Baltimore, MD; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life was offered at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 24, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 401 S. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Stephen J. Cuff officiating. Interment in Amenia, NY.
A prayer service was conducted by the Tri-State Honor Guard at 8:45 p.m., Sunday, May 23 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church Building and Memorial Fund, 401 S. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.
 
Mildred E. Shisler
1918-1999
Mildred E. Shisler, 80, Circleville, OH, died Monday, May 24, 1999 at Pickaway Manor, NH.
Born December 15, 1918 in Yellowbud, OH, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Jessie (Wilson) Rowland. 
She was a member of Calvary U.M. Church.
She is survived by children, Gloria K. Shisler of California, Vera Jane (Shisler) Bailey and Thomas M. Shisler, both of Pueblo,CA, Jerry David Shisler, White Pine, TN, Mildred (Shisler) Clatterbuck, Berkeley Springs, Robert E. Shisler, Bellfontaine, OH and Dale T. Shisler of Florida; 14 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Don Shisler; one daughter, Doris M. (Shisler) Cummings; two brothers, Kenneth and Charles Rowland; and three sisters, Hazel Graham, Jenevieve and Margaret Rowland. 
Funeral services will be held today, May 26, at 10 a.m. at the Defenbaugh Wise Funeral Home, 151 East Main Street, Circleville, with Rev. James Hazlett officiating. Burial will be at Springback Cemetery, Yellowbud, OH.

Beulah P. Larkin
Beulah P. "Boo Boo" Larkin, 96, Paw Paw, died Saturday, May 22, 1999 at the Hampshire Health Care Center in Romney. 
She was the daughter of the late Olaf B. and Nellie Hiett Gulbronson.
She was a life member of the Woodrow Union Church, Paw Paw.
She was a Gold Star mother, a pianist and a lover of music.
Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Price, Portland, OH and Lois Goede, Paw Paw; and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray K. Larkin; and two sons, Joseph B. and Ray "Mike" Larkin.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 24, at the Woodrow Union Church, with the Rev. Herman Goede officiating. Interment was at the Camp Hill Cemetery, Paw Paw.
Calling hours were Sunday, May 23, at the Fraley-Kimble Funeral Home, Paw Paw.
Contributions may be made to the Woodrow Union Church, c/o Herman Goede, P.O. Box 174, Paw Paw, WV 25434.
Arrangements by the Giffin Funeral Home, Capon Bridge. 
 
Robert S. Cain
1902-1999
Robert Samuel Cain, 96, Berkeley Springs, died on Monday, May 24, 1999 at his home.
Born June 3, 1902 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Peter and E. Fritzman Cain.
He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Spohrs Crossroads.
He attended Mountain Run School.
He worked as a trackman on the B&O Railroad. 
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy J. Kesecker, Berkeley Springs and Mary Jo Kauffman, Hagerstown, MD; six grandchildren; one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jennie Pentoney Cain; two sisters, Freda Cain and Lily Harden; and three brothers, James L. Cain, Gardner "Ben" Cain and John Cain.
Services and burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 578, Falling Waters, WV 25419.

John F. House
John Frank House, 71, Cumberland, MD, Nursing Home, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at Cumberland Memorial Hospital.
He was the son of John J. House and the late Florence M. (Humbertson) House.
He was a member of St. Peter Paul Catholic Church, Cumberland, MD.
He was retired from the Washington County Board of Education.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 586, Cumberland Eagles 145 and a social member of the American Legion, Fort Cumberland Post 13.
Surviving are three sons, James J. House, Baltimore, Charles P. House, Berkeley Springs and Glen R. House, Houstontown, PA; three daughters, Lena Marie Waite and Carolyn Montgomery, both of Houstontown, PA and Margaret Crawford, Cumberland, MD; two brothers, William M. House, Clear Spring, MD and Duane House, Oldtown, MD; two sisters, Mary Margaret Price, Bedford, PA and Pauline Conley, North Carolina; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena M. house.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at noon Friday, May 21, at St. Peter Paul Catholic Church, Cumberland, MD, with Father Vance Pastorius OFM, Cap., as celebrant. Interment was in the St. Peter Paul Cemetery, Cumberland, MD.
A Christian Wake service was conducted at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, MD, Thursday, May 20, at 8:30 p.m.


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