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Hilda G. Divel
1909-1999
Hilda Grace Divel, 89, Hancock, MD, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, MD.
Born September 26, 1909, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Martin Luther and Mary Elizabeth Effland Peck.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester C. Divel, who died in 1962.
She was a member of Catalpa United Methodist Church near Hancock.
She is survived by three daughters, Maxine Fleming, Clear Spring, MD, Velda McCusker, Westminster, MD and Shirley Keller, Hagerstown; two sons, Donald Divel, Hancock and William Divel, Las Vegas, NV; one sister, Gladys Myers, Hagerstown; one brother, Edgar Peck, Hagerstown; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Rhea Norma Peck, Mae Hoffman and Pauline Brooks and one brother, George Peck.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 13, at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. The Rev. Terrence Foor officiated. Burial was in Catalpa United Methodist Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, Maryland Area Office, 3120 Timanus Lane, Suite 106, Baltimore, MD 21244-2883.

James E. Shatto
1957-1999
James Edward Shatto, 41, Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Saturday, July 10, 1999 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA.
Born August 10, 1957 in Williamsport, PA, he was the son of Charles Shatto, Texas and Sherry Lynn Mull Shatto Monroe, Mt. Rainier, MD.
He was of the Presbyterian faith.
He attended Northwestern High School, Bladensburg, MD.
He was self-employed as a carpenter.
In addition to his parents, surviving are three daughters, Misty D. Shatto, Bonnie L. Shatto and Kelly J. Shatto, all of Spotsylvania, VA; three sisters, Kathy Monroe and Teresa Curtis, both of Laurel, MD and Patricia Vermillion, Martinsburg, WV; two brothers, Donald Monroe Jr. and Paul Monroe, both of Mt. Rainier; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Donald Monroe, Sr.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 am. on Saturday, July 17 at the Berkeley Springs Presbyterian Church, 206 S. Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Robert Osborne officiating. Interment will be private.
rrangements are being handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Ethel J. Davis
Ethel Jane "Dena" Davis, 77, Funkstown, MD, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, MD.
She was the daughter of the late William Lemen and Cora Cleveland Ashton Avey.
She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Temple.
She was a graduate of Tunnelton High School, Tunnelton, WV.
She was self-employed as a licensed day care provider. She was previously employed by Washington County Hospital, Sears & Roebuck Co. and Fairchild Aircraft Corporation.
Surviving are one daughter, Nina K. Davis, Funkstown; two sons, Kenneth G. Davis Jr. and Kevin Scott Davis, both of Hagerstown; two brothers, Paul Avey, Cherry Run, WV and Ernest Avey, Berkeley Springs, WV; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth G. Davis Sr.; and one brother, William Avey.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, at the Hedgesville Cemetery, Hedgesville.
Arrangements were by the Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport, MD.

Goldie V. Gloyd
1911-1999
Goldie Virginia Gloyd, 88, Great Cacapon, WV, died on Wednesday, July 7, 1999 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA.
Born June 14, 1911 in Morgan County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Enoch and Alice Farris Thrasher.
She was of Protestant faith.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are seven sons, Harry Gloyd, Perry Gloyd, Roy Gloyd, Albert Gloyd and Ray Gloyd, all of Great Cacapon, Harold Gloyd, Berkeley Springs and George Gloyd, Barberton, OH; two daughters, Helen Crouse, Great Cacapon and Virginia Strosnider, Winchester, VA; 22 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Adam Gloyd, in 1967; one daughter, Mary Gloyd; one sister, Eleanor Hovermale; one brother, James Thrasher; one granddaughter, Linda Bishop; and one grandson, Tommy Gloyd.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 11, at 2 p.m. at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Jeff Dissmore officiating. Interment was in Orleans Crossroads Cemetery, Orleans, WV.

George A. Graham
George Albert Graham, 83, Ranson, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at Integrated Health Services of West Virginia, Charles Town.
He was the son of the late Dustin Stanley and Clara Ethel Everett Graham.
He was a member of the Leetown Baptist Church.
He was a retired emergency 911 dispatcher for Jefferson County.
He was a member of the Charles Town Moose Lodge 948 and the AARP.
He is survived by one stepson, Charles Frick, Charles Town; one stepdaughter, JoAnn Penwell, Ranson; one stepgrandson; one stepgranddaughter; one brother, Gerald Lee (Dick) Graham, Middleway; seven sisters, Irene A. Gray, Berkeley Springs, Juanita Collis, Leetown, Catherine Creamer and Devona Snyder, both of Ranson, Clara Lou Green, Mercersburg, PA and Nancy Roper, Hope Mills, NC.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irma Frick Graham; two brothers, Lloyd Stanley and Everett Dayton Graham; and one sister, Ilene A. Folk.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 9 at the Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, with Dr. Wyman Hall officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

Phillip O. Mechem
1942-1999
Phillip Owen Mechem, 56, Great Cacapon, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at his home.
Born October 10, 1942, he was the son of Pearl C. Holliday Mechem and the late Dwight Miles Mechem.
He served in the military police in the U.S. Army.
He was formerly employed by T.H. Compton, Berkeley Springs, and Craig Paving, Hagerstown.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 88, AF&FM and Moose Lodge 1483.
He is survived by one son, Phillip Owen Mechem Jr., who is serving in the U.S. Army in Korea; and one sister, Monna Lea Hurst, Waterford, VA.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth H. Mechem.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon, with the Rev. Hennis Fox officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 247, Great Cacapon, WV 25422 or to the Morgan County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 151, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.
Arrangements were by the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs.

Luke G. Sherlock
1916-1999
Luke Gerald Sherlock, 82, Sarasota, FL, died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.
Born October 28, 1916, he was the son of the late James Sherlock and Delia Rooney Sherlock.
He retired as a city fire department lieutenant after 33 years of service.
He was a member of Saint Patricks Catholic Church in Sarasota.
Surviving are his wife, Grace Elizabeth Anderson Sherlock, Sarasota; two daughters, Maureen G. Sherlock, Alexandria, VA and Regina C. Sherlock, Sarasota; one son, Luke G. Sherlock Jr., Miami Lakes, FL; two sisters, Marie Stitz, Long Island, NY and Eileen Kainz, Wilmington, DE; one brother, John Sherlock, Tulsa, OK; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.
Services and burial will be held in Sarasota and will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs.

Robert W. Kelley
1933-1999
Robert Wayne Kelley, 66, Winchester, VA, died Monday, July 19, 1999 at the Winchester Medical Center.
Born March 17, 1933 in Berkeley Springs, WV, he was the son of the late Conard E. and Clora Kelley.
He was retired from Grand Union Super Market where he had been a receiver. Following his retirement, he worked at Wal-Mart until April 1989.
He was a member of Winchester Moose Lodge #1283, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Arie 824, Woodmen of the World, and Cumberland Valley Fireman's Association, Cumberland, MD.
He served in the Navy during the Korean conflict from 1953-1955.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Virginia Heironimus Kelley, whom he married May 24, 1958, Winchester; one daughter, Debra Kelley Hite, Bunker Hill, WV; one son, Shawn Lawrence Hoffman, Martinsburg, WV; two sisters, Helen Hovermale, Alexandria, VA and Margaret Stotler, Berkeley Springs; three brothers, John Thomas Kelley and Phillip Michael Kelley, both of Berkeley Springs and Wilbur Reid Kelley of Georgia; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 23, at 1 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel, 228 South Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester. Interment will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, July 22, from 7-9 p.m.

Arthur Nelsen, Sr.
1930-1999
Arthur Nelsen, Sr., 68, Berkeley Springs, formerly of Phillipsburg, NJ, died Sunday, July 18, 1999 at his home.
Born December 16, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Ole and Inga Olsen Nelsen.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He attended public schools in New York.
He was a truck driver in his younger days and retired as a carpenter in commercial construction.
He was a member of Laborers Local #569 in Washington, NJ and had been a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Washington.
He served in the U.S. Marines, earning the rank of Corporal, during the Korean War from January 8, 1952 until January 7, 1954. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with three stars, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, a Bronze Star with Combat "V" and a Purple Heart.
He moved to Berkeley Springs in October, 1993.
Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Doris Marie Flyte Nelsen, at home; three sons, George Nelsen, Winchester, VA, Arthur Nelsen, Jr., Washington and Kevin Lee Nelsen, Berkeley Springs; one daughter, Darla Kahle, Washington and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 21, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Hennis H. Fox officiating. Interment will be in Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper, VA at 2:30 p.m. today.
The family will receive friends from 9-11 a.m. today, Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Betty L. Tritapoe
1925-1999
Betty Lou Dailey Tritapoe, 74, Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at Winchester, VA Medical Center.
Born in Morgan County, March 11, 1925, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas Dailey and Flora Mae Stotler Dailey.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by two daughters, Peggy D. Love, Bristol, VA and Carolyn J. Tritapoe, Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Pearl Johnson and Jane Bohrer, both of Berkeley Springs; one brother, Junior Dailey, Omaha, NE; four grandchildren, Crystal Ann Waugh, Berkeley Springs, Sheila K. Miller, Martinsburg, Lawrence D. Love, Bristol, VA and Joyce L. Waters, Abington, VA; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Tritapoe; one daughter, Sue Ellen Elizabeth Tritapoe; two sisters, Sara B. Bryan and Hilda Linaweaver; and two brothers, Obey Dailey and William Dailey.
Services and interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are by the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs.

Barbara J. Manning
1940-1999
Barbara J. Manning, 58, Chambersburg, PA, died Friday, July 16, 1999 at Chambersburg Hospital.
Born December 2, 1940, in Warfordsburg, PA, she was the daughter of Bethea Maye Layton-Deneen of Chambersburg and the late Ralph G. Layton.
She was a secretary at one time in the Franklin County Courthouse Registrar's Office, and Wilson College Registrar's Office. She was owner and broker of B.J. Manning Real Estate.
She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Chambersburg.
She was a life member of Realtor's Association; a charter member of The Greater Chambersburg Area Multi-List Association; and a member of St. Thomas Sewer Authority Board.
She had a long history of volunteer service including Penn Laurel Girl Scout Leader; St. Thomas United Methodist Church Sunday School teacher; PTA president; Republican Committee chairperson of Franklin County, PA; tutoring students at St. Thomas Elementary School; and clerical work at St. Paul United Methodist Church; among many other organizations.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Charles A. Manning, whom she married November 29, 1958; two daughters, Debra S. Kase, St. Thomas, PA and Elnora M. Mowery, Shippensburg, PA; one son, Michael A. Manning, Chambersburg; one stepsister, Satricia Woodal, Warfordsburg, PA; two brothers, Darrel R. Layton, Dillsburg, PA and Gary W. Layton, McClellandtown, PA; one stepbrother, Lubrent Deneen, Berkeley Springs, WV; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, J. Lewis Deneen.
Services were held Tuesday, July 20, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Chambersburg. Pastor Robert Cook officiated. Burial was in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.
Arrangements were by the Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 6492 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas.
Memorial donations may be made in her memory to American Diabetes Association, Attn: ADA WEB, P.O. Box 9691, Washington, DC 20090-6911; or St. Paul United Methodist Church Building Fund, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Bernard W. McBee
1924-1999
Bernard W. McBee, 74, of Fort Pierce, FL, formerly of Martinsburg, died Friday, July 23, 1999 at his residence.
Born November 24, 1924 in Sleepy Creek, he was the son of the late Wilbert H. McBee and Barbara Householder McBee.
He was a retired cemetery salesman.
He was a member of Martinsburg Lodge 120, Loyal Order of Moose.
Surviving are his wife, Marie Gore McBee, at home; one son, Bernie McBee Jr. of Ft. Pierce, FL; one daughter, Sharon Turkoly of Ft. Pierce; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five brothers, LeGarde McBee of Martinsburg, Leroy McBee of Berkeley Springs, Herbert McBee of Lebanon, PA, Darrell McBee of Irving, TX and Gene McBee of Martinsburg.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bert and Virgil McBee; and two sisters, Golie Ruppenthal and Frances Mitchell.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 28 at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with the Rev. Walter Bowers officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, 1111 S. Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994, or to The American Cancer Society, St. Lucie County Unit, 1695 SE Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997.

Geraldine S. Witcraft
1930-1999
Geraldine Smrcina Witcraft, 68, of Great Cacapon, died on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at her residence while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Born October 17, 1930 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late James F. and Regina D. Kneival Smrcina.
She was of Christian faith.
She worked as an administrative assistant prior to her marriage.
She graduated from high school and earned a nursing degree. She had been a homemaker for most of her life.
She moved from Lovettsville, VA to Great Cacapon in September 1987.
Surviving are her husband, Dale Robert Witcraft, at home; one daughter, Abigail Horner of Leesburg, VA; one grandson, Nicholas Horner of Leesburg, VA and one sister, Regina Bauer of Baltimore.
Services and interment will be private.
Arrangements are being handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Urner L. Golden
1947-1999
Urner Lynn Golden, 52, of Hancock, MD, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident June 28, 1999.
Born January 1, 1947, in Washington County, MD, he was the son of the late Roy C. and Anna Grace Stottlemyer Golden.
He was a graduate of Hancock High School.
He was employed by Nassaux-Hemsley Inc. in Chambersburg, PA, as a land surveyor, licensed in four states.
He attended Hancock United Methodist Church.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Army.
He was a member of Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion, Hancock; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1483, Berkeley Springs, WV; Improved Order of Red Men Conococheague Tribe 84, Williamsport, MD; and organizations associated with land surveying.
He is survived by one daughter, Angela C. Rhodes of Hancock; one son, Joseph Lynn Golden of Mercersburg, PA; two sisters, Leitha McElroy of Hagerstown, MD and Anona Miller of Arvonia, VA; one half-brother, Glen Golden of Berkeley Springs; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two half-sisters, Gladys Myers and Cornelia Mills; and five half-brothers, Arnold Golden, Leo Golden, Alvie Golden, Elzie Golden and Emory Golden.
Services were held Thursday, July 29, at 11 a.m. at Hancock United Methodist Church, 168 W. Main Street, Hancock. The Rev. Ernest Thompson officiated. Burial was in Warfordsburg Presbyterian Cemetery with military services by the Tri-State Honor Guard.
Arrangements were by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to University of Maryland Medical System, Office of Philanthropy, 29 S. Greene Street, Room 103, Baltimore, MD 21201.

John R. Anderson
1935-1999
John Richard Anderson, 64, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, August 7, 1999, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
Born March 24, 1935 in Berkeley County, he was the son of the late Emery W. and Edith I. Hiles Anderson.
He was a member of the Moler Avenue Church of the Brethren.
He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was retired after 20 years of service as a firefighter from the Martinsburg Fire Department.
He was employed by Station 5 with tours of duty at stations 1 and 4. He was a past employee of the Berkeley County School Board as a custodian.
He was a pedal steel guitar player, performing with the Country Blue Boys and The Country Express.
He was a member of the Moose Club and the musicians union.
Surviving are one son, Timothy W. Anderson of Hedgesville; two brothers, Roy Anderson and Robert Anderson, both of Martinsburg; four sisters, Sarah C. Robinson, Rosalie Largent, Betty Anderson and Bernadine Zirkle, all of Martinsburg; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Saylor Anderson and three brothers, Paul Anderson, Charles Anderson and Bruce Anderson.
Services will be held today, Wednesday, August 11, at 11 a.m. at the Rosedale Funeral Chapel, with the Pastor Malcolm Cadd officiating. Interment will be in the Rosedale Cemetery, with the retired members of the Martinsburg Fire Department serving as bearers.

Evelyn B. Cate
1919-1999
Evelyn Bernadine Graham Cate, 79, of Lewiston, ID, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999 in Lewiston.
Born November 13, 1919 in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Barthol L. and Goldie M. (McCoy) Graham.
She is survived by her husband, Forrest Cate at the home; two sons, C. Wayne Cate of Clarkston, WA and Larry M. Cate, of Lewiston, ID; four grandchildren; one brother, Lenwood P. (Buddy) Graham, of Berkeley Springs.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Clifford A. Graham, Virgil M. Graham and Clyde M. Graham.
Services were held Monday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston, ID with Chaplain Bill Shirley officiating.
Burial was at the Lewis Clark Memorial Gardens - Garden of Meditation in Lewiston.

Patricia A. Cubbage
1933-1999
Patricia Ann Cubbage, 65, of Hancock, MD, died Tuesday, August 3, 1999, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, WV.
Born November 16, 1933, in Washington County, MD, she was the daughter of the late Frank A. and Bertha Patton Clay.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Hancock.
She is survived by her husband, John W. Cubbage, whom she married July 31, 1954; three daughters, Krista Mullinix, Mary Clow and Delores Fox, all of Hancock; three sons, David Cubbage, Robert Cubbage and Randy Cubbage, all of Hancock; one brother, Robert J. Clay of Berkeley Springs; one half brother, Ronald L. Clay of Miami, FL; six grandchildren; two nieces and three nephews.
She was preceded in death by one half brother, William Hann.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, August 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Hancock. The Rev. George W. Glick was celebrant. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Cemetery, Hancock.
Arrangements were by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Washington County Unit, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Cole F. Hanlon Jr.
1939-1999
Cole F. Hanlon Jr., 59, of Hagerstown, MD, died Wednesday, August 4, 1999, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.
Born December 31, 1939, in San Antonio, TX, he was the son of the late Cole Hanlon Sr. and Lillian Flores Hanlon.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hagerstown.
He served 21 years in the Marine Corps and Army and two enlistments in Vietnam. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Marksman Pistol .45.
He was employed as an ATM coordinator by Chevy Chase Bank, Laurel, MD.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Leier Hanlon; one daughter, Cathy Sellar of Hagerstown; one son, Mike Hanlon of Hagerstown; two grandchildren, Carli Sellar of Hagerstown and Jennifer Hanlon of San Antonio; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 9, at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs. Services conducted by Rev. T. Matthew Rowgh - Celebrant. Interment was in Rocky Gap Cemetery, Cumberland, MD, with full military honors.

Gilbert G. Youngblood
1924-1999
Gilbert G. Youngblood, D.D.S., 75, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, August 5, 1999 at City Hospital in Martinsburg.
Born March 2, 1924 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Garland Youngblood and Sarah Young Youngblood.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
He was a graduate of Berkeley Springs High School, West Virginia University and the University of Maryland Dental School.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He retired as a dentist after 30 years.
He was a member of the American Dental Association, BPO Elks 778, Berkeley Post 14, American Legion and Newton D. Baker Post 896, VFW.
Surviving are one son, Gary Youngblood of Norwalk, CN; two daughters, Geri Youngblood of Durham, NC and Gail Evans of Hemet, CA; four grandchildren, Janielle Evans, James Evans, Erin Sweet and Ryley Sweet; and one brother, James Youngblood of Springfield, VA.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Louise Hoogland Youngblood; and one brother, John Frederick Youngblood.
Private graveside services at the Rosedale Cemetery with the Rev. James D. Riley Jr. officiating.
Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, handled the arrangements.
Contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 101 W. Martin Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401 or to Meals on Wheels, 116 E. King Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Rhoda B. Vantz
1914-1999
Rhoda Belle Vantz, 85, of Hancock, MD, died Monday, August 2, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.
Born March 21, 1914, in Fulton County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Reason Ralph and Dora Belle Thompson Younker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Guy Vantz, in 1959.
She retired in 1979 from Londontown Manufacturing as a seamstress and had formerly been employed with Jacobs Brothers.
She was a member of Hancock United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.
She was a member of Hancock Lioness Club; Hancock Historical Society; and Ladies Auxiliary of Webster B. Harrison Post No. 26 American Legion.
She is survived by two daughters, Marsha A. Dyer of Mercersburg, PA and Mary Belle Kent of Polk City, FL; one sister, Olive C. Powers of Hancock; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one stepson, Harold Vantz; six sisters, Nannie Suffecool, Linnie Johnson, Amber Pittman, Susie Bishop, Barbara Younker and Irene Younker; and three brothers, Mark Younker, Wade Younker and Edward Younker.
Services were held Thursday, August 5 at 2 p.m. at Hancock United Methodist Church, Hancock. The Rev. Kenneth McDonald officiated. Burial was in Rehobeth United Methodist Cemetery, Mercersburg, PA.
Memorial donations may be made to Hancock Rescue Squad, Inc., 14734 Warfordsburg Road, Hancock, MD 21750.

Agnes C. Miller
1912-1999
Agnes Clarissa Miller, 86, of Cumberland, MD, died Saturday, August 7, 1999, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
She was born September 7, 1912, in Ridgeley.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
She was a homemaker and former employee of the Celanese Corp. and Burke's Tavern. 
She was a member of Kingsley United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Vernon R. Miller; two daughters, Sharon Ann Miller, Morristown, NJ and Susan Stauber, Charleston, SC; four sons, David R. Miller and John C. Miller, both of Sumter, SC, Vernon E. Miller and Dennis E. Warnick,both of Cockeysville, MD; two brothers, Kyle Shepherd, Ridgeley and Charles W. Shepherd, Cumberland; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted at Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland on Tuesday, August 10, 1 p.m. Rev. Richard Jewell officiated.
Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit, Cumberland, MD 21502.

Homer G. Fox
1936-1999
Homer G. Fox, 63, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died Monday, August 9, 1999, at his home.
Born March 31, 1936, in Fulton County, PA, he was the son of the late Sanford E. and Teressa L. Hendershot Fox.
He was retired from Kirk Ford Sales, Hancock, MD. He previously worked for Rauth Motors, Hancock, as an auto mechanic.
He attended Alpine United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs.
He is survived by his mother, Teressa L. Hendershot Fox of Berkeley Springs; one son, Rodney G. Fox of Berkeley Springs; three sisters, Lorraine Henderson, Cherly Price and Maryann McCarty, all of Berkeley Springs; two brothers, Donald Fox and Marvin Fox, both of Berkeley Springs; two grandsons and two step-grandchildren.
Services will be held today, Wednesday, August 11, at 1 p.m. at Alpine United Methodist Church. The Rev. Hennis Fox will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.
Arrangements were by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Frances V. DeNeen
1915-1999
Frances Virginia Exline Deneen, 83, of Spring Hill, FL, and formerly a resident of Huntsville, AL and Hancock, MD, died Thursday, August 5, 1999, at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL.
Born September 17, 1915, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Hayes and Emma Hixon Exline.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl D. DeNeen who died in 1998.
She is survived by five nieces, three nephews and many relatives.
She was also preceded in death by five sisters, Etta McKinley, Rosalie Andrews, Louise McCusker, Ethel Weller and Hazel Dyer; and four brothers, Walter Exline, Solomon (Tucker) Exline, Huber (Bick) Exline and Glenn Exline.
The family will receive friends tonight, Wednesday, August 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock, with services following immediately at 8 p.m. The Rev. Edward James will officiate. Entombment will be Thursday, August 12, at 11 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD.

Anna M. Juhas
1958-1999
Anna M. Juhas, 41, of Berkeley Springs, formerly of Johnstown, PA, died Wednesday, August 4, 1999, in Winchester, VA.
She was born April 21, 1958, in Johnstown, the daughter of the late John and Theresa (Kot) Juhas.
Surviving are one daughter, Angela Jackson of Duncansville, PA; one son, Timothy Jackson of Duncansville; four sisters, Carol A. of Ebensburg, PA, Rosemary Servello of Altoona, PA, Melissa Loper of New Jersey and Tina M. Kovach of Pittsburgh, PA; three brothers; and her fiance, Philip Bunker of Berkeley Springs.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 7, at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Johnstown, with the Rev. Lawrence Lacovic officiating. Private committal at Grandview Cemetery.
Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad Street, Johnstown, was in charge of arrangements.


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