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Albert V. Kesecker
The Rev. Albert Vernon "A.V." Kesecker, 86, of Martinsburg, WV, died Thursday, January 29, 1998 at his home.
Born January 10, 1912, in Sleepy Creek, WV, he was the son of the late Robert and Mary Susan "Molly" McJilton Kesecker.
He attended Morgan County schools, Bob Jones University and Moody Institute.
He was a retired Nazarene minister; and retired from B&O Railroad.
He was ordained into the Nazarene Church in 1948. He founded and built the Nazarene Church in Hancock and built the Nazarene Church in Martinsburg. He also was instrumental in starting the Nazarene Church in Wiley Ford, WV.
He was a member of Grace Church of the Nazarene, Hancock. 
He attended Grace Wesleyan Church and St. Luke's United Methodist Church, both in Martinsburg, and taught Sunday school classes at St. Luke's. He served as supply pastor for many churches in the area and at times was active as an evangelist. After his retirement, he was interim pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, Berkeley Springs.
He was a member of Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, Local 710, where he served as president, secretary, treasurer; a member of B&O Retiree Breakfast Group; and Berkeley County Clergy Association.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Lea Risinger Kesecker at home, whom he married March 29, 1929; two daughters, Karen E. Twigg, Martinsburg and Maridel K. Albright, Myrtle Beach, SC; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Litton, Baltimore, MD; one brother, J.W. "Jake" Kesecker, Hagerstown, MD; and nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by three sons, A.V. Kesecker Jr., George Robert Kesecker and Daniel Paul Kesecker; one sister, Ruth Ewing; and three brothers, Thurmond Kesecker, Raymond Kesecker and Ralph Kesecker.
Services were held Sunday, February 1, at 2 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, Martinsburg. The Rev. Kenneth Reed, the Rev. J. William Kesecker and the Rev. Kent Raymond Kesecker, his nephews, and the Rev. Edward T. Reckner officiated. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King Street, Martinsburg.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401. 

Phyllis L. Wills
Phyllis L. Wills, 61, Berkeley Springs, died February 1, 1998 in Morgan County War Memorial Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Berkeley C. VanGosen and Martha E. Barney VanGosen.
She formerly worked for VFW Post 4019, American Legion Post 60 and Moose Chapter 1311 as a waitress, and also worked for Interwoven Mills, Berkeley Springs.
She was a member of the American Legion Post 60, Auxiliary Risinger-Stotler VFW Post 4019, Auxiliary Women of the Moose, Chapter 1311.
Surviving are one daughter, Linda Diane Wills Smith, Hancock; one stepdaughter, Charlene Kefauver, Knoxville, TN; one son, Eddie "Tex" Wills, Berkeley Springs; four sisters, Ethel Bent, Baltimore, MD, Emma Jean Oyerly, Betty Burton and Nancy Havermale, all of Berkeley Springs; five brothers, Richard VanGosen, Baltimore, Eldridge "Pete" Van-Gosen, Clyde VanGosen, Ronald VanGosen, all of Berkeley Springs and Larry VanGosen, Martinsburg; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Wills; one son, Kenneth Wills; one sister, Willadean VanGosen Courtney; and one brother, Robert Donald "Bob" VanGosen. 
Services will be 2 p.m., today, Wednesday, February 4, at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Hennis Fox officiating.
Interment will be in Greenway Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to: In memory of Phyllis L. Wills, c/o Linda D. Smith, 3304 Resley Road, Hancock, MD 21750. 
 
Wanda M. Widmyer
Wanda Marea Crawford Widmyer, 73, of Terra Alta, formerly of Charles Town, died Friday, January 30, 1998 at Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood.
Born December 28, 1924 in Great Cacapon, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Fannie Jane Shaffer Crawford. 
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Charles Town.
She graduated from Berkeley Springs High School, Class of 1943.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are one daughter, Susan J. Smoot, Winchester, VA; one son, Leslie C. Widmyer, Richmond, VA; three grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy J. Saunders, Berkeley Springs and Lucille K. Price, Stonewood; one brother, Kenneth V. Crawford, San Jose, CA; two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Ethel F. Kidwell.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, February 2 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Stephen J. Cuff officiating. Interment in Great Cacapon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o C.N.B., P.O. Box 130, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Elsie C. Flick
Elsie Chambers Flick, 77, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Jan-uary 15, 1998, in City Hospital, Martinsburg.
Born in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late George A. Chambers and Helen Rebecca Hurd Chambers. 
She graduated from Berkeley Springs High School class of 1938.
She is survived by one sister and one brother.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence W. "Jack" Flick.
Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 20, at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with the Rev. Al Clipp officiating. 
 
Linda L. Shank
Linda Lou Shank, 56, Hagerstown, MD, died Sunday, February 1, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.
Born October 23, 1941, in Rouzerville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Bernard Washington and Lena Marie Wiles Sanders.
She was a 1959 graduate of Clear Spring High School.
She was of the Protestant faith.
She is survived by her former husband, Nevin W. Shank, Hagerstown; two daughters, Sherry Shank, Hagerstown and Wendy Shank, Maugansville, MD; two sons, Lynn Barefoot, Berkeley Springs and Gregory Shank, Hagerstown; four sisters, Vera Hartman and Nancy Lee Snyder, both of Hagerstown, Rose Marie Wiles, Ohio and Shirley Jean Robinson, North Carolina; three brothers, Paul "Billy" Sanders, Hagerstown, Boyd Harvey Sanders, Tennessee and Robert Bernard Sanders; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Gene Sanders.
Services will be today, Wednesday, February 4, at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Don C. Evason will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday one hour prior to the service.

Walter L. Douglas
Walter Luther Douglas, 77, of Hancock, MD, died Friday, January 30, 1998, at the home of his daughter, C. Lorraine Murray, Hancock.
Born April 30, 1920, in Fulton County, PA, he was the son of the late Jacob and Catherine Hiett Douglas.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Catherine Florence Hinckle Douglas, in 1973.
He attended school in Ditch Run, PA.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in Germany as a staff sergeant, with the 788th Tank Battalion receiving the World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Germany), European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon and three Battle Stars.
He retired in 1981 as a service manager and mechanic from his brother's car dealership, Hancock Motor Co., Hancock. 
He was a member of Webster B. Harrison Post 26, American Legion, Hancock.
He was a member of Damascus Christian Church, Big Cove Tannery,PA.
He is survived by his second wife, Margaret Adele Resley Wheeler Douglas, Hancock, whom he married January 25, 1981; two daughters, C. Lorraine Murray, Hancock and Carol Lee Gloyd, Great Cacapon, WV; two sons, Walter Watson Douglas, Hancock and Garth Wayne Douglas, Needmore, PA; two stepsons, Richard Lawrence Wheeler, Wilmington, DE and Maurice Resley Wheeler, Hancock; one sister, Marietta Zies, Hancock; one brother, Ellis Edward "Pappy" Douglas, Needmore; nine grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one half brother, Harold W. Douglas; and one granddaughter.
Services were held Tuesday, February 3, at 11 a.m. at Damascus Christian Church, Big Cove Tannery, PA. Pastor Robert D. Smith Sr. officiated. Burial was in Damascus Cemetery, where military graveside rites were conducted by Tri-State Honor Guard.
Arrangements were handled by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to Damascus Christian Church, c/o Barbara Pittman, HCR 81 Box 160, Needmore, PA 17238; or Hancock United Methodist Church, 168 W. Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750.

Anne H. Driver
Anne Hardesty Driver, 77, Harrisonburg, VA, died Sunday, February 8, 1998, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.
She was the daughter of the late Rev. William Russell and Nannie Gardner Hardesty.
She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
She taught public school on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and at Shepherdstown High School until 1948. She taught in the home economics department at Madison College from 1952 to 1967.
She was past president and a member of the Virginia Home Economics Association, a member of Tri-Sigma sorority, Delta Kappa Gamma and Circle 4.
She was a 1937 graduate of Shepherdstown High School and attended Shepherd College. She graduated from Madison College in 1941 with a B.S. in education. She received a master's degree from Columbia University. She did post-graduate work at the University of Minnesota and Pennsylvania State University.
Surviving are her husband, Ira Joseph "Joe" Driver, at home; two sons, Robert H. Driver, Harrisonburg and J. Milton Driver, Plano, TX; one daughter, Katherine Driver Newbraugh, Berkeley Springs; one sister, Ruth Brittle, Remington, VA; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Megeath. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, February 11, at Asbury United Methodist Church, with the Rev. L. Douglas Hill officiating.
Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Asbury United Methodist Church.

Beulah M. Davis
Beulah May "Toots" Davis, 72, Paw Paw, died Thursday, February 5, 1998 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD. 
She was the daughter of the late Claude Russell Crabtree and Carrie Pauline Alderton Crabtree.
She was employed as a steward at the American Legion Post 128 of Paw Paw.
She was a member of the American Legion Post 128 of Paw Paw and VFW of Oldtown, MD.
Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Saville of Paw Paw and Deanna McGlade of San Diego, CA; five sisters, Jo Ann Allen of Cumberland, MD, Pauline Fox, Nellie Rader, Helen Walters and Maxine Crabtree all of Oldtown, MD; three brothers, Russell Crabtree and James Crabtree both of Oldtown, MD and Jack Crabtree of Martinsburg; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. 
Services was at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 8, at McKee Funeral Home Chapel, Augusta, with Pastor Joe DiNicola officiating. 
Interment was in Ginevan Cemetery, Paw Paw.
Arrangements were by McKee Funeral Home, Augusta. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 14, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Henry L. Fisher officiating. Interment will be in the Harden Family Cemetery, New Hope.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Helsley -Johnson Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 4563, Kanawha City, WV 25364-4563. 
 
Jeffrey S. Kave
Jeffrey Shirley Kave, 73, Arlington, VA, died Saturday, February 7, 1998 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia, in Arlington.
She was the daughter of the late Emmitt G. Shirley and Bethel Nesmith Shirley.
She was previously employed in child care and was a homemaker.
She was a member of the American Association of Retired People.
Surviving are three sons, Larry W. Kave, Parkersburg, Gary E. Kave, McLean, VA and Terry L. Kave, Fairfax, VA; one sister, Dorothy E. Brannon, Winchester, VA; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Offie Kave; three sisters, Thelma Kelley, Anna Mae Quackenbush, and Myrtly Shirley; five brothers, Vernon W. Shirley, Charles Donald Shirley, Joseph E. Shirley, Harley R Shirley, and Glenn R. Shirley.
Services were held Tuesday, February 10, at 11 a.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Hennis Fox officiating.
Interment was in the Greenwood United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Jessie E. Harden
Jessie Elizabeth Harden, 85, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Friday, February 6, 1998 at the home of her caregiver, Evelyn L. Harden.
Born June 12, 1912 in Berkeley County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Emory and Lillie Edna Cain Harden.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs.
She attended the New Hope School, Morgan County.
For many years, she worked in local canning factories. She had been a homemaker in recent years.
She was an active participant with Morgan County Senior Life Services, Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are three nieces; three great nieces; and two great nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Catherine Maiden and two brothers, Robert Paul Harden and Dorse James Harden.

Zenzia C. Moore
Zenzia Catherine Moore, 88, Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, February 4, 1998 at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
Born November 27, 1909 in Clarke County, VA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Clarke Bageant.
She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Spohrs Crossroads.
She attended the Mt. Wesley School, Morgan County.
She married the late Sampson Moore on October 13, 1926. 
She was a member of A.A.R.P.
She was a homemaker and she retired in March, 1997, after 35 years as a sales representative for Avon Products.
Surviving are two daughters, Ruth Marie Crouse and Lucille DeHaven, both of Berkeley Springs; two sons, Delmar Moore, Sr., Berkeley Springs and Clifford L. Moore, Martinsburg; two sisters, Naomi Miller and Myra Miller, both of Berkeley Springs; one brother, Edward Bageant, Jr., Connellsville, PA; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sampson Moore on November 27, 1971; one son, Sam Moore, Jr.; three sisters, Dorothy Butts, Hazel Bageant and Hilda Shear; two brothers, Paul Bageant and Ray Bageant. 
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 7 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Hennis H. Fox and Pastor Wayne Frum officiating. Interment was in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Spohrs Crossroads Ceme-tery, c/o Goldie Hovermale, 12 Camp Harmison Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. 

Harriet E. Gonser
Harriet Edith Gonser, 81, of Paw Paw, died Wednesday, February 4, 1998 in the Valley View Nursing Home of Berkeley Springs.
She was born on March 9, 1916 in Pagosa Springs, CA. She was the daughter of the late Harry Kinghorn and Gertrude McGuire Kinghorn.
She was a buyer for the food service department with the Navy Exchange Services at the North Island Command Naval Air Station in San Diego for 32 years.
She leaves one daughter, Maxine Rockwell of Paw Paw.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Gonser; one son, William W. Gonser; and one brother, Harry E. Kinghorn.
Memorial services were held February 7 at the McKee Funeral Home Chapel of Augusta, with Minister Michael Collins officiating.
Interment was in El Camino Cemetery of San Diego.
Memorial contributions may be made to Paw Paw Mountaineer Community Health Center Foun-dation, 115 Winchester, P.O. Box 2, Paw Paw, WV 25434.

Robert L. Dunham Sr.
Robert Linwood Dunham, Sr., 77, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died Saturday, February 7, 1998 at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.
Born September 20, 1920 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Frank Campbell and Elizabeth Millard Dunham. 
He was a life-long member of First United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs.
He was a 1939 graduate of Berkeley Springs High school where he played the clarinet in the high school band. Following high school graduation, he completed mechanic's training in Harrisonburg, VA.
He was a member of the former Berkeley Springs Kiwanis Club. He worked at Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, MD during the early 1940's.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, was stationed in Okinawa and was instrumental in setting up civilian governments of U.S. occupied islands.
He was a member of Webster B. Harrison American Legion Post #26, Hancock, MD, a member at large of the West Virginia Veterans of Foreign Wars, Charleston, WV and a member of the West Virginia American Veterans of World War II.
He served two terms as a Town of Bath Councilman during the mid 1950's.
He retired in 1986 after 40 years of service as a maintenance supervisor with Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corporation in Berkeley Springs, WV.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Madeline Sarah Dawson Dunham, at home; two sons, Robert Linwood Dunham, Jr. and Phillip Leehan Stotler, both of Berkeley Springs; one daughter, Edwina Elizabeth Harrington, Berkeley Springs; three grandsons; one great granddaughter; one brother, Frank Taylor "Bud" Dunham, Hagers-town, MD and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Robert Derrick Harrington, two sisters, Anna Jane Ditto, Dorothy Dunham, and two brothers, Edward Millard Dunham and Allan Lee Dunham.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 10, at First United Methodist Church, 110 S. Green Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Owen B. Womack officiating. Interment with military graveside honors provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard was in Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Endowment Fund of First United Methodist Church, 110 S. Green Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411, the Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 142, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 or the Morgan County Rescue Service, P.O. Box 151, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Durward G. Apple, Jr.
Durward Grafton "Bub" Apple, Jr., 76, Cherry Run, WV, died Friday, February 13, 1998 at City Hospital, Martinsburg, WV.
Born December 1, 1921 in Warfordsburg, PA, he was the son of the late Durward Grafton Apple and Mary Katherine Mills Apple.
He worked as a mechanic for J&L Limestone Quarry and the Riverton Corporation before retiring.
He served with the U.S. Army from April 1945 to December 1946. 
He was a member of the Cherry Run United Methodist Church, and a member of the Berkeley Po0#14, American Legion in Martinsburg.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Ellen Starliper Apple, whom he married December 24, 1941; one son, Grafton M. Apple, Martinsburg; one daughter, Marna R. Cokley, Martinsburg; three grandsons; one granddaughter; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Emanuel T. Apple; three sisters, Catharine E. Burleson, Reta L. Williamson and Anna M. Baker, all of Hagerstown, MD. 
 Funeral services were held Monday, February 16, 12:30 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, Martins-burg, with Rev. Dan Wright officiating. Interment was in Snyder's Cemetery, Morgan County, WV, with military graveside services conducted by Newton D. Baker, Post #896, V.F.W. and Berkeley Post #14, American Legion of Martinsburg.

Rev. Arthur J. Fait
Rev. Arthur J. Fait, 84, of Hampshire Health Care Center, formerly of Paw Paw, died Saturday, February 21, 1998, at the center.
Born August 24, 1913, in McKeesport, PA, he was the son of the late Henry S. and Mary E. (Brothers) Fait.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Irene (Piper) Fait, and two brothers.
He was retired from the West Virginia United Methodist Church. He served the Hampshire United Methodist Charge prior to his retirement.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving are one daughter, Joan M. Jennings, Paw Paw; one son, Duane J. Fait, Paw Paw; one sister, M. Leanna French, Garden City, MI; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at the Baldwin Funeral Home, Romney, on Tuesday, February 24, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Harley F. Baldwin, officiating.
Interment was in the Island Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

James M. Snyder
James Mathew "Pop" Snyder, 85, Berkeley Springs, formerly of Baltimore, MD, died Saturday, February 21, 1998 at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.
Born April 19, 1912 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late James Gordon and Theresa Griffith Snyder.
He was a member of Church of the Annunciation, Baltimore. 
He attended Baltimore public schools.
He retired in April, 1977 as a route driver with Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, Baltimore.
He moved from Baltimore to Berkeley Springs in April, 1997.
Surviving are one son, Charles E. Snyder, Berkeley Springs; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Elizabeth Edel Snyder on November 15, 1989 and one grandson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, February 25 at the John C. Miller Funeral Home, 6415 Belair Road, Baltimore. Interment will be in Holly Hill Memorial Gardens, Middle River, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 11720 Beltsville Drive, 3rd Floor, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Local arrangements are being handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Earl J. Ridenour
Earl Joseph Ridenour, 82, Hancock, MD, died Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at his home.
Born October 7, 1915 in Pecktonville, MD, he was the son of the late Joseph and Sarah Belle Reed Ridenour.
He was of the Protestant faith.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper.
He worked as a laborer with local orchards until his retirement.
He is survived by two granddaughters, one great grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Ellen Gordon Ridenour, April 11, 1990; one daughter, Helen Ridenour Brown in 1983; one grandson; two sisters, Goldie Bryon and Nellie Beavers and two brothers, Howard Ridenour and Robert Ridenour.
Graveside funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 19 at the Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Hollow Road, Hancock, with the Rev. Harry E. Strite officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Adult Care Services, Care Provider Fund, 232 Baptist Road, Hancock, MD 21750.
Arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. 
 
Jesse Fearnow
Jesse "J.B." Fearnow, 84, Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, February 19, 1998, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
Born January 28, 1914, he was the son of the late Jesse Brenton Fearnow and Virgie M. Batt Fearnow of Morgan County. 
He was employed by Fairchild Aircraft, formerly of Hagerstown and Londontown Manufacturing, formerly of Hancock, MD.
He was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are two sisters, Marie Clark and Rosalie I. Miller, both of Berkeley Springs; two brothers, Ray E. Fearnow and Fred E. Fearnow, both of Berkeley Springs; three nephews; three great-nieces; and two great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Eltha C. Fearnow. 
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 22, at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with Rev. Mary Stevens officiating.
Interment was in Greenway Cemetery.

Marily L. Ziler
Marily L. Ziler, 67, Great Cacapon, died Saturday, February 21, 1998 at her residence.
Born November 28, 1930 in Paw Paw, she was the daughter of the late Carl Bowers and Vesta L. (Leach) Sharp of Berkeley Springs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Ziler, in January 1994 and one grandchild.
She was a member of the Paw Paw United Methodist Church, AARP and Paw Paw Ladies Auxiliary Unit #128 American Legion. 
Surviving are one daughter, Connie Boutot, Great Cacapon; two sisters, Elma K. Kesler, Largent and Jean F. Clark, Paw Paw; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, February 25 at the Paw Paw United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nancy Ward officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodrow Cemetery in Paw Paw.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Fraley-Kimble Funeral Service, Paw Paw.

Earl S. Peck
Earl Staggers Peck, 88, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died Tuesday, February 24, 1998, at his home.
Born October 1, 1909 in Great Cacapon, WV, he was the son of the late William Melvin and Mary Etta Dyche Peck.
He was a member of Berkeley Springs Presbyterian Church, Berkeley Springs.
He attended the Great Cacapon School.
He served as a light machine gunner in the U.S. Army from January 4, 1944 until March 6, 1946 with the 6th Battery, 599th Anti Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion. Honorably discharged as a Corporal, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon.
He retired in 1974 as a trackman with the B & O Railroad, Hancock, WV.
Surviving are many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel C. Bohrer Peck on August 28, 1989; two sisters, Grace Kidwell and Susie Peck; four brothers, Jesse Peck, Elmer Peck, Melvin Peck and Brooke Peck.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. William D. Leonard officiating. Interment will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, February 27, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, which will be open from 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday.

Sallie R. Neely
Sallie R. Neely, 95, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Monday, February 23, 1998, at Valley View Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs.
Born October 25, 1902 in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Eliza Yost Fleece. 
She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs, where she was a member of the Sodality. 
As a young woman, she worked at Michael's Canning Factory, the Miller Canning Factory and The Walter E. Neely Canning Factory, all in Morgan County. Later she worked at the Interwoven Hosiery Mill and Coolfont Recreation both in Berkeley Springs.
She was a member of A.A.R.P.
She was a member of Women of the Moose Chapter #1311 and the Democratic Club of Morgan County, both in Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are two daughters, Virginia M. Good, Westminster, MD, and Emma Jean Checchio, Trenton, MD; two grandsons; one sister, Agnes Neely, Berkeley Springs and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Homer Bageant, William M. Miller and John W. Neely, two sisters, Mary Frederick, Della Miller; two brothers, Floyd Fleece and Woodrow Fleece.
Funeral liturgy will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 26, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 115 S. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. John S. Ledford officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Route 522 south, Berkeley Springs.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today, Wednesday, February 25, at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, where a vigil for the deceased will be offered at 8:30 p.m. The funeral home will be open from 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 116 S. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Almeda M. Rockwell
Almeda M. Rockwell, 84, formerly of Martinsburg, died Saturday, February 21, 1998, at Greenwood Convalescent Center.
Born June 13, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Kelly and Ida Starliper Rankin.
Her husband, Curtis Rockwell, preceded her in death.
She retired from Perfection Garment Co.
She was a member of Winchester Avenue Christian Church. 
She is survived by one son, Wayne Rockwell of Beech Grove, IN; two sisters, Frances Rockwell of Alquippa, PA, and Faye Burns of Newark OH; one brother, Forest Rankin of Berkeley Springs; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, February 24, at Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg. The Rev. Douglas J. Hollida officiated. Kenneth R. Stevens III
Kenneth Raymond Stevens III, Hagerstown, MD, died Sunday, February 22, 1998, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.
Born November 16, 1972, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Kenneth R. Stevens Jr., Berkeley Springs, and the late Diane Mele Everhart. He was the stepson of Drelene Stevens, Berkeley Springs.
He was of the Pentecostal faith.
In addition to his father and stepmother, he is survived by one sister, Jesse Stevens, at home; two brothers, Joshua Stevens and Joel Stevens, both at home; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Ruby Stevens Sr., Berkeley Springs; and several aunts and uncles.
Services will be today, Wednesday, February 25, at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. Pastor L. Daniel Garlitz will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.


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