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Elsie F. Kershner
1914-1999
Elsie Frances (Weaver) Kershner, 85, Berkeley Springs, WV and formerly of Hagerstown, MD, died on Friday, June 18, 1999 at the Morgan County War Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility where she had resided since 1989.
She was born February 16, 1914 in Hancock, MD.
She was of the Protestant faith.
Prior to her retirement in 1986, she had been employed by the Chessie System Credit Union in Hagerstown.
She is survived by one daughter, Doris L. Kesecker, Berkeley Springs; one granddaughter, Nancy L. Pearse, Chesterfield, VA; and three great granddaughters.
She had been married to Wilbur "Tucker' Exline and Paul B. Kershner, both of whom are deceased.
Funeral services were conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 20 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Hennis H. Fox officiating. Private graveside services and interment in the Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Warfordsburg, PA.
Memorial remembrances may be made to the Humane Society of Morgan County, c/o Dona Wilcox, 4100 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 or to the charity of choice.

M. Isabell Henry
1927-1999
M. Isabell Henry, 71, Bunker Hill, WV, died Sunday, June 20, 1999 at her home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Born August 25, 1927 in Smithsburg, MD, she was the daughter of the late Samuel V. and Mary Elizabeth Lizer Helfrick.
She attended Inwood Assembly of God church.
She is survived by her husband, Irvin L. Henry, at home; one son, Steven Lynn Henry, Berkeley Springs, WV; three grandchildren; five sisters, Luella Barnhart, Helen Bumbaugh and Katherine McLucas, all of Waynesboro, PA, Betty McPherson, Pikesville, MD, and Lurue Criner, Dearborn, MI.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Clark; and three brothers, Russell, Richard and Isaac Helfrick.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 23, at the Inwood Assembly of God church with Rev. James L. Schuelke and Rev. Hennis Fox officiating. Interment will be private.
Arrangements by the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Todd J. Catlett
Todd J. Catlett, 43, Martinsburg, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
He was the son of Vernon B. Catlett and Dorothy Linton Catlett, both of Martinsburg.
He is survived by two brothers, Vernon B. Catlett, Jr. and Curtis A. Catlett, both of Martinsburg.
Services and interment private.
Arrangements by the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Vernon T. Henry
1916-1999
Vernon Thomas Henry, 83, Berkeley Springs,WV, died Monday, June 14, 1999 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA.
Born February 27, 1916 in Morgan County, WV, he was the son of the late Thomas Moody and Leona L. Miller Henry.
He was a member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs.
He attended the Whisner School, Route 522 South, Berkeley Springs.
He worked for Henry Gray in the logging business from 1936-1943 and retired in 1981 after 38 years of service, from U.S. Silica, where he worked as a wet belt operator.
He served with the third Battalion Field Artillery Detachment, U.S. Army, from March 7, 1945 until December 11, 1945. He was discharged with he rank of Private and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal.
He was a member of Webster B. Harrison American Legion Post #26, Hancock, MD and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1483, Berkeley Springs.
He was a farmer all of his life.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Ada Frances Yost Henry, at home, two daughters, Phyllis Jean "Doodles" Smith and Sandra L. McCoy, both of Berkeley Springs, WV; one son, Vernon Garrison "Gary" Henry, Asheville, NC; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Shirley Leckliter, Virginia Henry; one brother, Webster Irvin Henry and two foster sisters, Verdie Bohrer and Anna Bohrer Souders.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Kelly L. Scott and Rev. Glenn F. Stevens, Sr. officiating. Interment with military graveside honors provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard was in Bethel Cemetery, Route 522 South, Berkeley Springs.
Memorial contribution may be made to Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 672, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1115, Dunbar, WV 25064.

Charles B. Ullom
Charles Blaine Ullom, 81, Ft. Myers, FL, died Monday, June 21, 1999.
He was born in Glovers Gap, WV and had lived in Ft. Myers for the past 20 years.
He was a plumbing and heating contractor and was a nursing home administrator prior to his retirement.
He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He is survived by his wife, June S. Ullom, Ft. Myers; one daughter, Blainette Hanson, Hahira, GA; one son, Bruce Ullom, Berkeley Springs; five grandsons, Eric Ullom, Marc Ullom, Lowell Hanson, Charles Hanson and Kenneth Hanson; and one great grandson.
Funeral services are today, Wednesday, June 23, 11 a.m. at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with entombment to follow in the memorial gardens mausoleum.

Theodore A. Ganoe
1930-1999
Theodore A. "Pete" Ganoe, 68, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at his home while under the care of Senior Life Services of Morgan County.
Born July 20, 1930 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Albert Walton and Eva Leona Yost Ganoe.
He was of the Protestant faith.
He attended Berkeley Springs Public Schools.
For many years, he was an orderly at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs. He worked on the assembly line at Prowler Industries in Hancock, MD.
He served with the Morgan County Deputy Reserve Unit and was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics Council #117, Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are his wife, Lena May Hull Ganoe, at home; two daughters, Evelyn L. Harden and Ruth E. Stotler, both of Berkeley Springs; one stepson, Lynn Robert Sheppard, Inwood, WV; one sister, Mary M. Parrill, Berkeley Springs; two brothers, Melvin W. Ganoe, Greencastle, PA and Albert A. Ganoe, Clarksburg, WV; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary E. Plummer Ganoe Pugh; one sister, Helen E. Ganoe and one brother, Vernon E. Ganoe.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 19 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Hennis H. Fox officiating. Interment was in the Harden Family Cemetery, New Hope, WV.

Karen L. Chesnut
1952-1999
Karen Lavette Chesnut, 46, of Fulton County Extended Care Facility, McConnellsburg, PA and formerly of Warfordsburg, PA, died June 20, 1999 at the facility.
Born July 19, 1952, in Berkeley Springs, WV, she was the daughter of V. Ruth Covalt Chesnut, Warfordsburg and the late D. Raymond Chesnut.
She was a graduate of Southern Fulton High School and The Rehabilitation Institute of Johnstown, PA.
She was employed by Bedford-Fulton Agency on Aging at the Needmore (PA) Meal Site for six years.
She was a member of Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church, and was active in the choir and Sunday school.
She was an adopted sister of Preceptor Gamma Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and Sunday School of Buck Valley Christian Church.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sisters, Sylvia C. Shives, Hagerstown, MD and Mary Ann Garland, Needmore; two brothers, David R. Chesnut, Pataskala, OH and Jeffrey M. Chesnut, Warfordsburg; and 10 nieces and nephews.
Services will be held today, Wednesday, June 23, at 11 a.m. at Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church. The Rev. John Barlow will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock, handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church Faith Center, c/o Diana Kincaid, HCR 81 Box 31, Needmore, PA 17238.
 
Walter M. Stender
1925-1999
Walter Michael Stender, 73, Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at City Hospital, Martinsburg.
Born October 27, 1925 in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late Walter and Bertha Leiman Stender.
He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley Springs, where he served on the pastoral concerns committee.
He was a graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, MD and earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
He worked, until his retirement, as a civil engineer with the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Yolanda Emily Kaiser Stender, at home; two daughters, Laura Stender, Crete, Greece and Emily Gantner, Rodondo Beach, CA; two sons, Walter Michael Stender, Jr., Corona del Mar, CA and Mark Edward Stender, Annapolis, MD; one sister, Dorothy Otter, Baltimore; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 401 S. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Stephen J. Cuff officiating. Interment private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Endowment Fund of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 401 S. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.
Arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Greta E. Littell
1917-1999
Greta Elizabeth Littell, 82, Berkeley Springs, formerly of Daytona Beach, FL, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at Eden Enterprises in Berkeley Springs.
Born February 27, 1917 in Bridgeport, CT, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Genevieve Elizabeth Klein-Dobbs Reimherr.
She was of the Methodist faith.
She worked as a research and quality control chemist with Allied Chemical Corporation in Morristown, NJ until her retirement in 1971.
She was an accomplished pianist and performed at Carnegie Hall during the early 1930s.
She was a member of A.A.R.P. and had been a homemaker in recent years.
She moved to Berkeley Springs from Daytona Beach in August, 1995.
Surviving are one daughter, Carol Gene Fuss, Berkeley Springs; three grandchildren, Dale Robert Winters, West Milford, NJ, Barbara Cheryl Evans, Bloomingdale, NJ and Jayne Alison Ashe, Butler, NJ; and eight great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter W. Littell on March 1, 1995 and one brother, Willard Allison Reimherr.
Graveside services were conducted at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover, NJ.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Alzheimer's Association, 918 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 12, Morgantown, WV 26506.
Arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Kenneth E. Shives Jr.
1973-1999
Kenneth E. "Peanut" Shives Jr., 26, Hancock, MD, died Friday, June 25, 1999 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
Born April 7, 1973, in Berkeley Springs, WV, he was the son of Kenneth E. Shives Sr., Hancock and Dixie L. Patton Shives Miller, Hancock. He was the stepson of Cathy R. Mellott and Gary L. Miller, both of Hancock.
He was a 1991 graduate of Hancock High School.
He was employed by Fleetwood Travel Trailers, Hancock, The Triangle Restaurant, Hancock and Mellott Enterprises, Warfordsburg, PA.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 26, Hancock.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Crystal Hess Shives, Hedgesville, WV; one daughter, Jamie Lee Shives, Hedgesville; one son, Eric Scott Shives, Hedgesville; two sisters, Brandy Shives and Jennifer R. Shives, both of Hancock; one step-sister, Krastine N. Mellott, Hancock; one step-brother, Joshua A. Mellott, Hancock; maternal grandparents, Marvin L. and Judy E. Patton, Martinsburg; step-grandparents, Gary L. and Grace Miller, Martinsburg, WV; and a number of aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Robert and Lucy Caple and Leroy and Mary Shives.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 29, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, Needmore, PA. The Rev. Delmas Bard and the Rev. Denver Plessinger officiated. Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery.
Arrangements were by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial contributions may be made to Johns Hopkins Oncology Unit, 600 West Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205. 

Howard J. Souders
1923-1999
Howard John Souders, 76, Keedysville, MD, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV.
Born June 2, 1923, in Barosius, WV, he was the son of the late Charles Oscar and Elizabeth I. Easton Souders.
He served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, a veteran of World War II, seeing action in the European-African Theater. He received the Purple Heart.
He was employed by Montgomery Ward in Hagerstown, MD until retiring.
He was a member of Mount Vernon Reformed United Church of Christ in Keedysville, and was a deacon.
He was a member of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion in Hagerstown, and Disabled American Veterans of Hagerstown.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Lou Eaton Souders; two daughters, Fidella O. Starr, Hagerstown and Shawen R. Warrenfeltz, Boonsboro, MD; one son, Howard M. Souders, Boonsboro; two sisters, Catherine Unger, Hagerstown and Irene Waugh, Berkeley Springs, WV; one brother, Carl Souders, Hancock, MD; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Genevieve Carlisle; two brothers, William Souders and Jess Souders; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held today, Wednesday, June 30, at 2 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Keedysville.

Violet V. Stotler
1930-1999
Violet Vivian Stotler, 69, Martinsburg, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at City Hospital, Martinsburg.
Born February 8, 1930 in Winchester, VA, she was the daughter of the late Selby Henry and Corrine Thorea Waugh Johnson.
She was a member of The House of the Lord in Martinsburg.
She attended Handley High School in Winchester, VA.
She worked as a waitress in Winchester and later at Perfection Garment in Martinsburg. She had been a homemakers in recent years.
Surviving are one son, Roger Lynn Stotler, Martinsburg; one sister, June Edith Navagrockis, Newport News, VA; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Stotler in 1967; one son, Alfred David Stotler; one sister, Betty Corinne Huff and an infant brother.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 25, at The House of the Lord, 929 N. High Street, Martinsburg, with Pastor Austin J. Caplinger officiating. Interment was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Martinsburg.
Arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Erma M. McInturff
1909-1999
Erma M. McInturff, 89, of Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs, WV and formerly of Hancock, MD, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at Valley View.
Born August 12, 1909, in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Emory and Bertha Boor Clingerman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred T. McInturff, in 1971.
She was a member of Grace Church of the Nazarene, Hancock.
She is survived by three daughters, Virginia I. Mellott and Wilma R. Woods, both of Hancock, and Velda M. Hoffman, Berkeley Springs; one son, Fred McInturff, Berkeley Springs; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, Clyde Clingerman, Freddie Clingerman, Joseph Leo Clingerman, Huber Clingerman and Lawrence Clingerman.
Services were held Saturday, June 26, at 10 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. The Rev. Willis Swope officiated. Burial was in Fairview Christian Cemetery, Artemas, PA.
Memorial donations may be made to Hancock Rescue Squad Inc., 14734 Warfordsburg Road, Hancock, MD 21750; or Hancock Rotary Club Meals on Wheels, c/o Linda Hann, secretary, P.O. Box 35, Hancock, MD 21750.

Karen L. Bushman
1943-1999
Karen L. Bushman, 55, Charles Town, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at her residence.
Born October 18, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Hester Mencer Whisner.
She graduated from Berkeley Springs High School in 1961.
She was a member of the Bunker Hill Brethren in Christ Church.
She was employed by the Buyers Guide.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, James K. Bushman, at home; three sons, James P. Bushman, Gregory S. Bushman and Jerry K. Bushman, all of Charles Town; one stepson, Randy Lynn Bushman, Berkeley Springs; two grandsons, Scott and Cole Bushman; three granddaughters, Desiree, Lynette and Karen Bushman; one step-granddaughter, Lori Bushman; two sisters, Armeta Gaither, Berkeley Springs and Patty Hook, Great Cacapon.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Judy Gossard.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 25, at the Bunker Hill Brethren in Christ Church, with the Rev. Raymond R. Martin officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bunker Hill Brethren in Christ Church, Route 2, P.O. Box 110, Bunker Hill, WV 25413.
Arrangements were by the Brown Funeral home, Martinsburg.

Alvin D. Musser
1952-1999
Alvin Dean Musser, 46, Big Pool, MD, died Saturday, July 3, 1999 at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, MD.
Born December 7, 1952 in Kenton, OH, he was the son of Vivian Weber Musser, Berkeley Springs and the late Arthur Edward Musser.
He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Berkeley Springs.
He worked as a mechanic at the D.M. Bowman Trucking Company in Williamsport, MD.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Clear Spring, MD.
Besides his mother, surviving are his wife, Karen Virginia Michael Musser at home; one daughter, Heather Nichole Musser, Lima, OH; one sister, Joy Shepherd, Lima OH; and one nephew. 
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, July 5 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Revs. Brian Jones and Frank Bondurant officiating. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Charles R. Michael, 354 Henry Michael Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Melvin I. Potter
1921-1999
Melvin I. Potter, 78, Hedgesville, WV, died Sunday, July 4, 1999 at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, WV.
Born April 21, 1921 in Sleepy Creek, WV, he was the son of the late Michael E. and Carrie (Fox) Potter.
He was a member of the Faith Bible Church, Hedgesville.
He was retired from Dupont Industries after 29 years of service.
He was an Army veteran of World War II who served with Merrill Marauders on the Burma Road.
He was a member of the Jr. O.U.A.M. Council #117 and the Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post #60.
He was an active charter member of the Pleasant View Community Center.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Youngblood Potter, at home; two sons, Jerry Potter, Berkeley Springs and Michael Potter, Hedgesville; three daughters, Linda Rudy, Jefferson, MD, Carol Miller, Manassas, VA and Diane Fox, Hedgesville; four sisters, Edith Weigle, Cherry Run, WV, Icie Schane, Tampa, FL, Lenore Reed and Clara Mae Hovermale, both of Clear Spring, MD; four brothers, Curtis Potter, Hagerstown, MD, Cecil Potter, Hancock, MD, Lester Potter and Sherman Potter, both of Hedgesville; 13 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Ercel Potter and one sister, Pauline Rinard.
Funeral services are being conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 7 at the Snyders Bible Church, Rt. 9 east of Berkeley Springs, with the Revs. Joseph Mercer and Gary Kerns officiating. Interment will be in Snyders Church Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Tri-State Honor Guard.
There was a Jr. Order memorial service at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, Tuesday, July 6 at 6:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Community Center, c/o Jack Stottler, Rt. #3, Box 2990, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

James F. Gardner
1907-1999
James "Jim" F. Gardner, 91, Whitacre, VA, died Saturday, June 26, 1999 at the home of his nephew, Douglas Gardner, in Whitacre.
He was born August 12, 1907 in Whitacre, a son of the late Ferdinand and Lula Clark Gardner.
He was a retired mail carrier in the Cross Junction, VA and Unger, WV areas. He was also a farmer and a circular headsaw operator.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He received a Purple Heart Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Service Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, and a World War II Victory Ribbon.
He was a member of the Mt. Hebron Methodist Church in Cross Junction.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #137.
Surviving are one brother, Marvin Gardner, Clear Spring, MD; three sisters, Jessie Largent, Holly Hill, FL and Hazel Patterson and Virginia Willey, both of Winchester, VA.
A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at the Giffin Funeral Home, Capon Bridge, WV, officiated by the Rev. Anthony Wadsworth. Interment was at the Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Cross Junction.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Ridge Hospice, 33 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.

Goldie I. Unger
1911-1999
Goldie Irene Unger, 87, Felton, DE, died Friday, July 2, 1999 at Harrison House Nursing Home, Georgetown, DE.
Born September 15, 1911 in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Henry Nelson and Dora Beatrice Stotler Bohrer.
She was a Presbyterian.
She attended North Berkeley School in Berkeley Springs.
She worked for the Wolverine Toy Company in Pittsburgh, PA from 1942-1968.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ward R. Unger in 1955; four sisters, Margaret Henderson, Madeline Cates, Reva Bohrer and Mary Yost; and five brothers, Willard Bohrer, James Bohrer, Raymond Bohrer, Henry Bohrer and Luther Bohrer. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 6, at 11 a.m. at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, conducted by Pastor Steve Dawson. Interment was in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

Larry R. Weller
1948-1999
Larry R. "Chip" Weller, 51, died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, WV.
Born March 22, 1948, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Luther Augustas and Mary Elizabeth Mills Weller.
He was a timber cutter and was previously employed by C. William Hetzer.
He was of the Protestant faith.
He is survived by four sisters, Frances Knable, Warfordsburg, PA, Dorothy Sites, Hancock, Ethel Thatcher, Mercersburg, PA and Betty Hensley, Needmore, PA; four brothers, Clifford Weller and Clyde Weller, both of Hancock, Floyd Weller, Big Pool and Calvin Weller, Waynesboro, PA; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Jane Weller and Judy Weller; and two brothers, Melvin Weller and James Weller.
Services and burial were private.
Memorial donations may be made to Dorothy Sites, 10006 McKinley Drive, Hancock, MD 21750 to help defray funeral expenses.
Arrangements were by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.

Dwight M. Mechem
1917-1999
Dwight Miles Mechem, 82, Great Cacapon, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at his home.
Born April 23, 1917 in Great Cacapon, he was the son of the late Clinton G. Mechem and Gladys Allemong Mechem.
He worked and retired from T.H. Compton Corporation in 1980 after more than 50 years of service. In 1977 he received Mack Truck Driver of the Year. He was West Virginia Motor Truck Association Driver of the Year.
He was a World War II Navy CB's veteran.
He was a member of the Jr. O.U.A.M. Council #117, Berkeley Springs for 50 years and a member for 60 years of the Berkeley Springs DeFord Masonic Lodge #88.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Pearl C. Holliday Mechem, Great Cacapon; one daughter, Monna Lea Hurst, Waterford, VA; one son, Phillip Owen Mechem, Great Cacapon; one sister, Esther McBee, Berkeley Springs; two grandsons, Aaron Mechem, Great Cacapon and Phillip Owen Mechem Jr., U.S. Army - Korea; and two granddaughters, Laura Kay Mechem and Teresa Barker, Great Cacapon.
He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth H. Mechem; one grandson, Dwight Arthur Mechem; and two brothers, Gladstone Mechem and Glenn Mechem.
Graveside military services will be conducted by Rev. Hennis Fox today, Wednesday, July 7 at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Nebo Church Cemetery, Great Cacapon.
Memorial donations may be made to the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 247, Great Cacapon, WV 25422 or the Morgan County Rescue Service, P.O. Box 151, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.
Arrangements are by the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs.

Robert H. Watkins
Robert H. Watkins Jr., Lynchburg, VA, died May 31, 1999 at City Hospital, Martinsburg.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda Steiner Watkins; one daughter; one stepdaughter; and three stepsons.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 4 at the Whitten Timberlake Chapel by Dr. Jim Moon. Interment followed in the Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rustburg, VA, with honors by American Legion #16.

Jesse A. Cavender
1941-1999
Jesse A. Cavender, 57, Warfordsburg, PA, died Monday, June 28, 1999 at the Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, WV.
Born June 29, 1941, in Oldtown MD, he was the son of Mary Catherine (Willes) Cavender of Greencastle, PA and the late Granville Cavender.
He was a self-employed sawmill and excavation operator.
He was a member of Calvary Bible Church, Berkeley Springs.
He was a 1959 graduate of Hancock High School.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sandra Joane (Keefer) Cavender, Warfordsburg, whom he married September 18, 1962 in Hancock, MD; three daughters, Christina Lynn Burgan and Lisa Sharlene Wills, both of Hancock and Cynthia Diane Cavender, Long Beach, NY; two sons, Granville Booth Cavender, Warfordsburg and David Laverty, Harrisburg, PA; two sisters, Betty Smith and Linda Golden, both of Cumberland, MD; four brothers, Harold Cavender, Clear Spring, MD, Russell Cavender, Hustontown, PA, Michael Cavender, Hagerstown, MD and Denny Cavender, Greencastle, PA; and seven grandchildren.
Besides his father he was preceded in death by one sister, Catherine Knox.
Services were held Thursday, July 1, at 9 a.m. at the Amaranth Church of the Brethren, Amaranth, PA. Pastor Mervil Stambaugh officiated. Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery.
Arrangements were by the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.

Morris Leach
1948-1999
Morris "Tom" Leach, 51, Hancock, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at his home.
Born February 8, 1948, in Winchester, VA, he was the son of the late Lorraine Leach Gallion, and the stepson of Lewis Gallion of Hancock.
He was a 1966 graduate of Hancock High School.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970 and following that the Army Reserve.
He was a member of Hancock Church of God.
He was a member of UAW Local 149, Winchester; and RJ & D Hunt Club, Hancock.
In addition to his stepfather, he is survived by his wife, Wilma L. Harvey Leach of Hancock, whom he married January 13, 1968; one daughter, Melissa Leach, Hancock; two sons, Thomas Leach and Ronald Leach, both of Hancock; one brother, David Leach, Paris, TX; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Gloria Gallion Anderson.
Services were held Saturday, July 3, at 1 p.m. at Hancock United Methodist Church. The Rev. Eugene Harne officiated. Burial was in Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Cemetery, where a military graveside service was conducted by Tri-State Honor Guard.
Arrangements were by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to Hancock Church of God, 163 E. Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750; or Hancock Rescue Squad, Inc., 14734 Warfordsburg Road, Hancock, MD 21750.
  
Richard O. Duncan
1930-1999
Richard "Dick" Osborn Duncan, 68, Great Cacapon, died Saturday, July 3, 1999 at his residence.
Born November 28, 1930 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Richard Roland and Augusta Matilda Osborn Duncan.
He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II.
He worked as a horseman all of his life.
Surviving are one daughter, Nancy Duncan, Upperco, MD; three sons, Richard Roger Duncan, Ocean City, MD, Daniel Bruce Duncan, Reisterstown, MD and Shawn Michael Duncan, BarHarbor ME; two sisters, Daphne Duncan, Towson, MD and Marian Bell, Sparks, MD; two brothers, Daniel Duncan, Towson and Roger Duncan, White Hall, MD; two grandchildren and one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Gene Duncan.
Services and interment will be private.
Arrangements are being handled by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.


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