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Bethea M. Deneen
1916-1999
Bethea Maye Crist Layton Deneen, 83, of Chambersburg, PA, died Sunday, December 5, 1999 at Seidle Memorial Hospital in Mechanicsville, PA.
Born November 1, 1916, in McConnellsburg, Fulton County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Bundy Oliver and Rachel Catherine Golden Crist.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Glenwood Layton, in 1983, and by her second husband, James Lewis Deneen, in 1997.
She was a 1934 graduate of Southern Fulton High School.
She had worked at Locke Inc., Baltimore. She was the first telephone operator for the Warfordsburg, Needmore, PA
area for Breezewood Telephone Company in 1940. She had worked for Howard Johnson, Sideling Hill Plaza, as a gift shop manager and hostess for 15 years. She also owned and operated Layton General Store in Sipes Mill for five years.
She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Needmore, where she was a 
Sunday School teacher and a member of the choir. She also attended Buck Valley Christian Church in Warfordsburg, where she was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class and Bible study group.
She is survived by two sons, Darrel Richard Layton of Dills-burg, PA and Gary Wendell Layton of McCellandtown, PA; one stepson, R. Lubrent Deneen of Berkeley Springs, WV; one stepdaughter, Satricia A. Woodal of Warfords-burg; two sisters, Ruby F. Peck of Needmore and Vesta I. Myers of Hagerstown, MD; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Jean Manning; one sister, Hilda E. Crist; one brother, Melvin W. Crist; and one granddaughter, Sheri Lynne Layton.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, December 8, at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Needmore. 
The Rev. Charles Gummon and the Rev. Clint Bahrenburg will officiate. Burial will be in Ebenezer United Methodist Cemetery, Needmore.
Arrangements by the Sipes Funeral Home, Inc., Harrisonville, PA.

Orpha V. Waugh
1924-1999
Orpha V. Waugh, 75, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died Tuesday, November 30, 1999, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.
Born February 10, 1924, in Brosius, WV, she was the daughter of the late Charles B. and Minnie Mae McCarty Plotner.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. "Joe" Waugh, in 1988.
She retired as a seamstress and supervisor. She had been employed by Jacob Brothers Inc.; Clair Frock; and Londontown Corp. in Hancock.
She was a member of Alpine United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Portia Truax of Chambersburg, PA; one son, Gary Waugh of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Marguerite Unger of Berkeley Springs and Marie Smith of Lyons, NY; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter; two sisters, Bessie Apple and Pearl Trail; and one brother, Sterling Plotner.
Services were held Friday, December 3, at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock, MD. The Rev. Steve Dawson officiated. Burial was in Alpine United Methodist Cemetery in Berkeley Springs.
Memorial donations may be made to Hancock Volunteer Fire Company, 2 Fulton Street, Hancock, MD 21750.

Mary C. Unger
1926-1999
Mary Catherine Unger, 73, of Hancock, MD, died Sunday, December 5, 1999 at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, MD.
Born May 19, 1926, in Great Cacapon, WV, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Cora Dawson Effland.
She was retired from Washington County Board of Education after 20 years of service working in the cafeteria.
She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Hancock Ward and a member of the Relief Society of the Church.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Woodrow Harry Unger; four daughters, Kay Horsburgh of Baltimore, MD, Linda Golden of Valrico, FL, Shirley Michael of Berkeley Springs, WV and JoAnn Schetrompf of Hancock; three sons, Duane Unger of Hancock, Rodney Unger of Little Orleans, MD and Michael Unger of Warfordsburg, PA; one sister, Wilma Unger Largent of Great Cacapon; 20 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Christopher Dale Golden; four brothers, Gerald Effland, Junior Effland, Donald Effland and Odry Effland.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, December 8 at 11 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Hancock Ward, Hancock. The Bishop Gerald L. Hendershot will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Cemetery, Exline Road, Hancock.
Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial contributions may be made to Woodrow Unger, 13826 Exline Road, Hancock, MD 21750 to help with funeral expenses.

Leatha G. Stotler
1918-1999
Leatha Geneva Stotler, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Born November 28, 1918 in the Oakland area, Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Tamson Spielman Stotler.
She was a member of the Berkeley Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church.
She attended the West Branch School in Morgan County.
She retired in 1980, after many years of service, with the housekeeping department at Cacapon State Park Resort and Lodge. She had been a homemaker in recent years.
She is survived by three daughters, Marie Stotler Shoemaker, Ruth Stotler Daniels and Bernadine Stotler Hobday, all of Berkeley Springs; three sons, Wilson "Dub" Stotler, Raymond Stotler and Richard Stotler, all of Berkeley Springs; one brother, Roscoe Stotler, Berkeley Springs; seven granddaughters; seven grandsons; eight great granddaughters; seven great grandsons; two great great grandsons and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph William Stotler on May 18, 1998; two sisters, Ervie Unger and Millie Mason and eight brothers, Perry Stotler, Lloyd Stotler, Thaniel Stotler, Flim Stotler, Glenn Stotler, Bartol Stotler, Ardell Stotler and an infant brother.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 3 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs with Pastor Brian D. Jones and Pastor Hennis H. Fox officiating. Interment was in the Oakland Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Berkeley Springs Seventh-day Adventist School, Route 3, Box 6690, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. 

David J. Spielman
1936-1999
David John "Crockett" Spielman, 63, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Monday, December 13, 1999 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA.
Born August 16, 1936 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Ardell William and Eunice Llewellyn Porter Spielman.
He was of the Protestant faith.
He attended the Highland School and Berkeley Springs High School, both in Berkeley Springs.
He was a member of A.A.R.P.
He retired in 1986 after 30 years of service as a communications clerk with Western Union and was a member of the Western Union Retirees Association.
He was an outdoorsman and an avid hunter.
Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Patsy Ann Merica Spielman, at home; one daughter, Karleen Yvonne Spielman, Hanover, PA; two sisters, Lila Mae Spielman and Edith E. Hovermale, both of Berkeley Springs; one brother, Wayne E. Spielman, Berkeley Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Ann Spielman and three brothers, William A. Spielman, Donald P. Spielman and Richard P. Spielman.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 16, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Dr. G. Edward Grove officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Route 522 South, Berkeley Springs.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, Wednesday, December 15 at the funeral home which will be open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m..

Bruce E. Johnson
1951-1999
Bruce Emmit Johnson, 48, of Martinsburg, died Friday, December 10, 1999 at home.
Born May 20, 1951, in Tacoma Park, MD, he was the son of Mary Catherine Lawson Johnson and the late Elton Worth Johnson.
He was a house painter.
Surviving are one daughter, Michelle Johnson of Martinsburg; two sisters, Sherilyn J. Williams of Martinsburg and Vivian A. Fultze of Rockville, MD; three brothers, Gary L. Johnson and Melvin W. Johnson, both of Martinsburg, and Wayne E. Johnson of Silver Spring, MD; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were Monday, December 13, at 1 p.m. Interment was in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Arrangements were by the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs.

Helmut "Pete" Brinkmann
Helmut Hermann "Pete" Brinkmann of Berkeley Springs, WV, died Monday, December 13, 1999 at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, MD.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 17, at 1 p.m. at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, where friends may be received Thursday, December 16, 7 to 9 p.m.
A full obituary will be in next week's paper.

J. Linn Sheets
1910-1999
J. Linn Sheets, 89, of Auburn, formerly of Athens, died Sunday, December 12, 1999 in Parkersburg.
Born September 11, 1910 in Auburn, he was the son of the late Eldorous B. and Lona Mae Leggett Sheets.
He was a member of the Baptist Church at Auburn, where he served as a deacon.
He was a 1929 graduate of Harrisville High School, a 1933 graduate of Glenville State College and in 1935 he obtained a master's degree in education from West Virginia University.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He began his teaching career at the Bartlett School, Spruce Creek in Ritchie County, and later became principal of the Berea Elementary School followed by a teaching position at Smithville Elementary, MacFarlan Elementary and Cairo High School. He became principal of Harrisville High School and later assistant superintendent of schools in Ritchie County, where he served until he accepted a position of principal of Berkeley Springs High School. Furthering his career in education, he became an educator at Concord College, Athens, and later was the chairman of the education department until his retirement in 1972.
He joined the Ritchie County Farm Bureau.
Surviving are three sons, Donald L. Sheets of Berkeley Springs, James E. Sheets of Lake, and Claren D. Sheets of Madisonville, KY; one daughter, Vivian L. Cromer of Tazewell, VA; three sisters, Louanna Hall and Rosalie King, both of Elyria, OH and Freda Arnold of Arnoldsburg; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, A. Oletha Edwards Sheets; one brother, Bryan Sheets; and one granddaughter, Lyn E. Sheets.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, December 15 at the Baptist Church in Auburn, with the Rev. Harry Drake and Pastor Brian Stewart officiating. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville.
Contributions can be made to the Auburn Baptist Church, Rt. 1, P.O. Box 5, Auburn, WV 26325.
Arrangements are by the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro.

Hazel M. Shanklin
1917-1999
Hazel May Shanklin, 82, of Berkeley Springs, WV, formerly of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, died on Monday, December 13, 1999 at Eden Enterprises in Berkeley Springs.
Born June 1, 1917 in Cedar Rapids, IA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mable Davidson Parents.
She attended public schools in Iowa.
She worked until her retirement as a maid with the University of Southern California at Santa Barbara. She had been a homemaker in recent years.
She moved from Ft. Walton Beach, FL to Great Cacapon in September, 1999.
She is survived by a son, Brian Thane Shanklin, Great Cacapon; three grandchildren, Jessica R. Shanklin and Matthew P. Shanklin, both of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Keith E. Shanklin, Great Cacapon; one sister, Helen Melsha, Cedar Rapids, IA and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Paul Shanklin and one brother, Robert Parents.
Services and interment will be private.
Arrangements are handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Genevie K. Evans
1917-1999
Genevie Kesecker Evans, 82, of Hedgesville, died Tuesday, December 7, 1999 at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
Born October 23, 1917 in Cherry Run, she was the daughter of the late James Kesecker and Maggie Clark Kesecker.
Surviving are two sons, Robert B. Evans of Gulf Breeze, FL and Daniel L. Evans of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; four grandchildren, Stephanie L. Ernde, Kristine S. Tostin, Daniel L. Evans II and Robert W. Evans; four great grandchildren; two sisters, Vallie Dennis of Leitersburg, MD and Cora DeHaven of Martinsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Daniel Ward Evans and three brothers, Ted Kesecker, George Kesecker and Aaron Kesecker; and five sisters, Goldie Pentoney, Blanche Koontz, Lilly Fox, Pearl Helsley and Viola Fox.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 9, at Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Morgan County, with the Rev. Hennis H. Fox officiating.
Arrangements were by the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Norma L. McJilton
1927-1999
Norma L. McJilton, 71, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, December 8, 1999, at her home while under the care of her family and Hospice of the Panhandle.
Born December 31, 1927, in Sleepy Creek, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Silver and Jeanetta Eckard Silver.
She attended Woodbine Assembly of God.
Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Charles P. McJilton, at home; one son, Charles E. McJilton of Bunker Hill; three daughters, Nancy L. Mason of Bunker Hill, Rebecca A. Unger of Kearneysville and Regina L. McJilton of Martinsburg; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, George Silver of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Charlotte Bohrer of Martinsburg; one half-brother, Roger Silver of Inwood; and two half-sisters, Connie Myers of Martinsburg and Phyllis Tinsel of West Virginia.
She was preceded in death by one son, Christopher L. McJilton; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Irvin Silver; one half-brother, Stephen Silver; and one sister, Jeanetta Silver.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 11, at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with Pastor Garry L. Felton, the Rev. Noel L. Huttman and the Rev. Charles C. Unger officiating. Interment was in the Rosedale Cemetery.

Audrey O. Palmer
1921-1999
Audrey O. Palmer, 78, of Hedgesville, died Sunday, December 12, 1999, at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, WV.
Born April 18, 1921, in Clarksburg, WV, she was the daughter of the late Thomas R. Risban and Nina Peal Decker Risban.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Surviving are five sons, Thomas Owens of Bunker Hill, WV, Ralph P. Owens of Columbus, GA , Harry P. Owens and James Clark Owens, both of Martinsburg, WV and William C. Owens of Greenfield, OH; four daughters, Audrey Wagley Canby of Hedgesville, WV, Ann Sims Moats of Hancock, MD and Edith Staubs Owens and Juanita Gerhart, both of Martinsburg; 24 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her second husband, Garland Palmer; her first husband, William C. Owens; one son, James Curtis "J.C." Owens; and three brothers, Ralph, Charles and Robert Risban.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, December 15 at 1 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with Bishop James K. Fugate officiating.

Brenda K. Fletcher
1955-1999
Brenda Kay Farris Fletcher, 44, of Great Cacapon, WV, died on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at her home.
Born July 26, 1955 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, WV, she was the daughter of Boyd Price Farris, Great Cacapon and the late Betty Lee Hiles Farris.
She had attended Needmore Bible Church, Needmore, PA.
She attended Great Cacapon Elementary School and Berkeley Springs High School.
She worked as a secretary with Galaxy Security in Manassas, VA and with the United States Postal Service in Vienna, VA. She later owned and operated Nanna's Day Care in Manassas and had most recently been a homemaker. She played the piano and sang gospel music with the "Singing Samaritans."
In addition to her father, surviving are her husband, Edwin Ruthven Fletcher, III, at home; two sisters, Sandra Lee Pittman of Warfordsburg, PA and Joy Denise Adams of Great Cacapon; three nieces; one nephew; one great niece; five great nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 3, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs. Interment was in Great Cacapon Cemetery.

Andrew M. Eader
1989-2000
Andrew Morgan Eader, 10, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died Sunday, January 2, 2000 at Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, MD.
Born July 28, 1989, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of Linda Ronschell Eader and his stepfather, Travis Risinger of Berkeley Springs.
He attended Mahne's United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs.
He was a fourth-grade student at Widmyer Elementary School, Berkeley Springs.
He is survived by his maternal grandfather, Ronald Eader of Berkeley Springs; maternal stepgrandparents, Donald and Linda Miller of Berkeley Springs; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 6, 2000 at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Revs. Jack and Shirley Hiles officiating. Interment will be in the Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Wednesday, January 5, at the funeral home.

Anna L. Hovermale
1925-2000
Anna Lou Hovermale, 74, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Monday, January 3, 2000 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA.
Born April 3, 1925 in Brosius, WV, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Laura M. Baker Rankin.
She was of the Evangelical United Brethren faith.
She attended the Mt. Wesley School and graduated with the Class of 1942 from Berkeley Springs High School.
During the late 1950s, she worked with Tink's Grocery Store in North Berkeley and has been a homemaker in recent years.
She was a member of Berkeley Chapter #77, Order of the Eastern Star, "Ye Towne of Bath" Chapter, NSDAR, the Ladies Auxiliary of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1483, and the Ladies Auxiliary of Risinger-Stotler V.F.W. Post #4019, all in Berkeley Springs and the Ladies Auxiliary of Webster B. Harrison Post #26, Hancock, MD. She was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #4179, Martinsburg, WV and the Redmen Club in Williamsport, MD.
Surviving are one son, Gale E. Hovermale of Berkeley Springs; one daughter, Barbara Ann Spielman of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Kathryn Eppinger and Iris Jean Duckwall, both of Berkeley Springs; one brother, Herbert R. Rankin of Orange, VA; four grandsons, Gale E. Hovermale, Jr., Chester F. Hovermale, John Wayne Spielman and Justin E. Spielman, all of Berkeley Springs; two great granddaughters and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester E. Hovermale on August 16, 1989; one sister, Phyllis Clingerman and four brothers, William Rankin, Vernon "Buzz" Rankin, Nyle "Jiggs" Rankin and Paul "Sam" Rankin.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, January 5, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Hennis H. Fox officiating. Interment will be in Mahnes Chapel Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
An Eastern Star memorial service was held at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mahnes Chapel Cemetery, Route 4, Box 7165, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Edward O. Scully
1915-2000
Edward Otis Scully, 84, of Berkeley Springs, died on Monday, January 3, 2000 at the home of his caregivers in Berkeley Springs.
Born May 28, 1915 in Worcester, MA, he was the son of the late Edward Leo and Mildred Warren Scully.
He was a member of Berkeley Baptist Church in Berkeley Springs.
He retired in 1980 from Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, PA where he worked as an X-ray technician.
He was an avid reader and an accomplished pianist who performed with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestras. He played the piano locally at Maria's Garden and Inn.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Surviving are one son, Alan Scully of Berkeley Springs; five daughters, Anne Walsh, Dale Scully and Lori Baker, all of Martinsburg, Lyne Keenan of Berkeley Springs and Dawn Campbell of Inwood; one cousin; 15 grandchildren and five great grandsons.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Virginia Butts Scully in 1982; two brothers, Merton Warren Fraser and Lyndon W. Fraser; one sister and two grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 6, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs with Pastor George Hopkins officiating. Interment with military graveside honors provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, Wednesday, January 5 at the funeral home which will be open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Morgan County Public Library, 204 N. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 or to the building fund of Berkeley Baptist Church, P.O. Box 72, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Robert Tritapoe
1922-1999
Robert "Frank" Tritapoe Jr., 77, of Hedgesville, died Saturday, December 18, 1999 at the Veterans Medical Center, Martinsburg.
Born May 16, 1922, in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Robert F. Tritapoe Sr. and Anna Marcaline Yost Tritapoe.
He retired from the Abex Corporation in Winchester, VA, having worked in the finishing department.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Violet Deloris Manning Tritapoe; one son, Robert Tritapoe III of Middletown, MD; one stepson, Anthony Congo of Glen Gary, MD; three sisters, Mary Cain, Agatha Ruppenthal and Betty Dailey, all of Berkeley Springs; one brother, Melvin Tritapoe; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Foster Tritapoe, Daniel Tritapoe and Harold Tritapoe; and one sister, Ethel Close.
Services were held Tuesday, December 21, at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs. Interment was in Highland Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

Jarahnia M. Spriggs
1909-1999
Jarahnia Magdalene Spriggs, 90, of Great Cacapon, died Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
Born February 16, 1909 at Stotlers Crossroads, she was the daughter of the late William Paul and Fannie Melvanie Henry Hivick.
She was of the Protestant faith.
She attended the Posey Hollow School in Morgan County.
She worked with Aulabaugh's Canning Factory in Hancock, WV and Hepburn Orchards in Hancock, MD. She had been a homemaker in recent years.
Surviving are two sons, Raymond V. "Bumper" Spriggs of Roseville, CA and Paul T. Spriggs of Berkeley Springs; one daughter, Rose Z. "Judy" Merica of Great Cacapon; one sister, Nina V. Hivick of Berkeley Springs; three grandchildren; one great grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Beverly Theodore Spriggs on August 20, 1972 and three brothers, Ferdinand P. "Ted" Hivick, Noah S. Hivick and William M. Hivick.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 27 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs with Pastor Steve Dawson officiating. Interment was in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Nebo Cemetery, HC 62, Box 102H, Great Cacapon, WV 25422.

Larry E. Miller
1959-1999
Larry E. Miller Sr., 40, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died Wednesday, December 29, 1999 in Thurmont, MD.
Born March 10, 1959, in Morgan County, he was the son of Mary Spielman of Berkeley Springs and the late Ray Edward Miller.
He was employed by N.G. Gilbert Inc. of Frederick as a general foreman.
He was of the Methodist faith.
Surviving are his wife, Teresa Iden Miller, at home; two daughters, Mary Miller of Berkeley Springs and Crystal Burton of Hagerstown, MD; two sons, Larry Miller Jr. and James Miller, both of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Debbie Schultz and Lorraine Canoles, both of Berkeley Springs; one brother, Ray Dale Miller of Martinsburg, WV; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Melinda Miller; and two sisters, Connie Sue Miller and Maria Lynn Miller.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 2, 2000 at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Glen Stevens officiating. Interment was in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

James A. Kerns
1928-2000
James Andrew Kerns, 71, of Waynesboro, PA, died on Saturday, January 1, 2000 at Carroll County Hospital in Westminster, MD.
Born April 27, 1928 in Morgan County, WV, he was the son of the late John Winfred and Grace Pearl Hovermale Kerns.
He attended Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs, WV.
He was a 1945 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School, earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Shepherd College in 1951 and attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the mid 1940's.
He retired from Boeing Aircraft in Philadelphia, PA where he had worked as a chemist.
He served as a volunteer at the Senior Citizens Center in Waynesboro and was a member of Potomac Lodge #100, A.F. & A.M. in Cumberland, MD.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Catherine Louise Jones Kerns, at home; one son, James C. Kerns of Scottsdale, AZ; two daughters, Nancy E. Amsel of Demarest, NJ and Cathy D. Thomas of Tyler, TX; two sisters, Cathleen Grove of Martinsburg, WV and Norma Ambrose of Inwood, WV; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Doris E. Stillson.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 4, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Hennis H. Fox officiating. Interment with Masonic graveside rites by Deford Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. was in Friendship Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Morgan County Rescue Service, P.O. Box 151, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Susan L. Wise
1936-1999
Susan Lois Wise, 63, of the Greenwood section of Morgan County, died on Sunday, December 26, 1999 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Born December 8, 1936, in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ferdinand and Leah Goodman Viscuse.
She was of the Catholic faith.
She graduated from Haverling High School in Bath, NY.
She worked as a bookkeeper in her family's business. She had been a homemaker in recent years.
Surviving are her husband of 45 years, David Wise, at home; four sons, David L. Wise of Sierra Vista, AZ, Robert S. Wise of Lothian, MD, James C. Wise of Orlando, FL and Michael C. Wise of Mountain Home, ID; two daughters, Jocelyn A. Riffle of Berkeley Springs and Trena L. Wise of Falls Church, VA; one sister, Elizabeth Schmidt of Stewartstown, PA; one brother, Richard Viscuse of Brooklyn, NY; 16 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Services and interment private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.
Arrangements by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, WV.

John F. Berridge, III
1953-1999
John Franklin Berridge, III, 46, of Berkeley Springs, died on Friday, December 24, 1999 at Sportsman Paradise in Berkeley County.
Born February 2, 1953 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late John Franklin, Jr. and Loretta Mary Sanders Berridge.
He was of the Catholic faith.
He attended St. Michael's Elementary School in Overlea, MD and graduated from high school in Pompano Beach, FL.
He worked as a truck driver.
He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1483 in Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are his wife, Kimberly Faye Secrest Berridge, at home; two daughters, Kelly Berridge of Salemburg, NC and Jessica Mae Berridge of Berkeley Springs; one son, Josh Jon Berridge of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Lynn A. Jump of St. Michaels and Beverly B. Doyle of Baltimore; his step-mother, June F. Berridge of McMinville, TN; one step-sister, M. Terry Dodson of McMinville; one granddaughter; one grandson and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 29 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs with Pastor John W. Stevens, Sr. officiating. Interment was in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holiness Church of Jesus Christ, P.O. Box 551, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Charles G. Largent
1922-1999
Charles Grafton Largent, 77, of Hagerstown, MD, died Friday, December 24, 1999 at his home.
Born June 24, 1922, in Paw Paw, he was the son of the late Grafton H. Largent and Hazel V. Spencer Largent.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by one sister, Yvonne Powell of Martinsburg; four brothers, James Largent of Colorado Springs, CO, Calvin Largent of Zanesville, OH, Raymond Largent of Cumberland, MD and Ralph Largent of Martinsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 30, at the Fraley-Kimble Funeral Home, Paw Paw with Pastor Eldridge Kerns officiating. Burial was in the Camp Hill Cemetery, Paw Paw.

Carroll L. Swope
1924-1999
Carroll L. Swope, 75, of Martinsburg, died December 18, 1999, at the VA Medical Center, Martinsburg.
Born November 13, 1924, in Germantown, MD, he was the son of the late Mary E. (Muck) Swope and George A. Swope.
He is survived by three daughters, Carole L. Smith of Gaithersburg, MD, Dianne Widesman of Tennessee and Janet Swope of Germantown; four sisters, Geneieve McLendon of Florida, Mary Jane Kaiser of Rock, Fern Loftis of Berkeley Springs and Mildred Swope of Martinsburg.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Skinner Swope; one sister, Anna E. Campbell; and two brothers, George E. Swope and Walter B. Swope.
Interment was Tuesday, December 21 at Parklawn Memorial Cemetery, Rockville, MD.

James B. Batt
1923-1999
James B. Batt, 76, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, December 29, 1999 in the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA.
Born February 25, 1923 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Ernest Ellsworth Batt and Dora Weber Batt.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force serving during World War II.
He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church.
He was a graduate of Martinsburg High School, Class of 1941 and a graduate of Strayer Business College.
He was an accountant, self employed as a tax preparer.
He is survived by his wife, Dora L. Batt, at home; two daughters, Sandra L. Carnes of Fayetteville, AR and Brenda Kay Batt of Shepherdstown; one son, Scott A. Batt of Morgantown; one grandchild, Casey Marie Batt; two brothers, Carroll E. Batt and Reed W. Batt, both of Martinsburg; and one sister, Juanita G. Gess of Martinsburg.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Claude E. Batt, Mervil W. Batt and Hubert M. Batt; and one sister, Lola F. Culp.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 2, at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jack T. Sutor, Jr. officiating. Interment was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.
Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, was in charge of arrangements.

Shirley A. Myers
1945-1999
Shirley Ann Myers, 54, of Paw Paw, died Tuesday, December 21, 1999 at the Cumberland, MD Memorial Hospital.
She was born December 20, 1945 in Cumberland, a daughter of the late Edward Seed Ryan and Georgia Smith Ryan.
She was a homemaker and had worked for Consolidated Fruit Orchards and Bonnie Kay Industries in Paw Paw.
She is survived by her husband, Michael R. Myers, whom she married November 15, 1972; one daughter, Shyrll Ann Fry of Paw Paw; one son, Christopher Myers of Paw Paw; three sisters, Deanna Parrill, Dottie Shambaugh and Nancy Carder, all of Paw Paw; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, December 24, at the Fraley-Kimble Funeral Home in Paw Paw with Pastor Eldridge Kerns officiating. Burial was in the Camp Hill Cemetery at Paw Paw.

Mae E. Madison
1926-1999
Mae Evalene Unger Madison, 73 of Salineville, OH, died Friday, December 10, 1999 at home following a brief illness.
She was born March 17, 1926 in Berkeley Springs, the daughter of the late Rev. Calvin and Martha Bishop Unger.
She was a homemaker and seamstress.
She was a member of the Salineville Assembly of God.
She was a member of the American Legion John Adams Post 442 Auxiliary and various bowling leagues in the Salineville area.
She is survived by one daughter, Tina Brown of Lisbon, OH; three sons, Larry Madison of Salineville, Terry Madison of Lisbon and Tim Madison of Wellsville, OH; 11 sisters, Louise Jennings of Newburg, Margaret Whitacre, Betty McCoy, Naomi Stewart and Anna Lee Riggleman, all of Berkeley Springs, Mary Moats of Cumberland, MD, Ellie Reynolds of Fort Pierce, FL, Becky Palmer of Gerrardstown, Millie McKinley of Hancock, MD, Nancy Goliday of Stephens City, VA and Frances McAlee of Titusville, FL; five brothers, Lawerence Unger of Needmore, PA, James Unger of Berkeley Springs, Joe Unger of Stephens City, VA, Wesley Unger and Bill Unger, both of Capon Bridge; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn A. Madison, whom she married May 9, 1945; and three brothers, Lester Unger, Lloyd Unger and David Unger; and one grandson.
Services were held at 12 p.m. Tuesday, December 14 at the Kerr-Pastore Funeral Home in Salineville with the Rev. Mike Ping officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery.

Rev. George S. Widmyer
1915-1999
Rev. George Sylvester Widmyer, 84, of Lahmansville, died Thursday, December 23, 1999 at his home.
Born November 1, 1915 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Ernest and Daisy Stotler Widmyer.
He was a retired Methodist minister having served for 42 years in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.
He graduated from Shenandoah College and Bridgewater College.
He served the South Branch EUB Charge from 1943-1948, including Lahmansville United Methodist Church. He continued to serve on the church's administrative board until his death.
During his retirement, he filled various pulpits and maintained retirement status with the Virginia United Methodist Conference.
He was a member of Patterson Creek Ruritan Club and remained active with the Burlington United Family Services and American Red Cross, Grant County chapter. He was also a member of the Grant County Ministerial Association; past president of the AARP and past Lt. Governor of West Virginia District Five Kiwanis International.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Parker Snyder Widmyer; two sons, George "Fred" Widmyer of Uniontown, OH and Mark L. Widmyer of Cumberland, MD; two daughters, Sharon P. Dayton of Laurel, MD and Cynda C. Widmyer of Dallas; three step-daughters, Barbara Snyder, Carolyn Goldizen and Jo Ann Harman, all of Lahmansville; 10 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Thelma Lewter of College Park, MD and Helen Perry of Chambersburg, PA; two brothers, Harry Widmyer of Venus, FL and James Widmyer of Stephens City, VA; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lowell Elaine Bartlett Widmyer; and two brothers, William and Ray Widmyer.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 27 at the Lahmansville United Methodist Church with the Revs. Rebecca L. Bennett, Lee B. Sheaffer and Arthur E. Grant officiating.
Additional services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, December 27 at Berkeley Springs First United Methodist Church. Interment was in the Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Schaeffer Funeral Home of Petersburg, handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Burlington United Methodist Family Services, 145 Southern Drive, Keyser, WV 26726.


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