Boyd N. Cook
Boyd Nathaniel Cook, 75, of 124 W. Franklin St., Baltimore, formerly of Winchester, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, in River View Care Center, Baltimore.
Mr. Cook was born July 18, 1925, in Winchester, the son of John Henderson and Esther Davis Cook. He served in the Marines during World War II.
He was married to Mary Louise Carter.
Surviving with his wife, of Washington, D.C., are a daughter, Mary C. Jones of Baltimore; two sons, Michael N. Cook and Boyd Phillip Cook, both of Washington; two sisters, Mary C. Cross and Lorraine C. Reed, both of Winchester; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Bonnie Lou Cook, is deceased.
A memorial service will at noon Saturday at Cartwright Funeral Home, with Pastor Gilbert M. Mack Jr. officiating. Inurnment will be in Orrick Cemetery, Winchester.
Memorials may be made to the Rev. Mavis May, Macedonia Baptist Church, 718 W. Lafayette St., Baltimore 21201; or Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 423 S. Braddock St., Winchester 22601.
Paul F. Swartz
Paul Frederick Swartz, 76, of Dicks Hollow Road, Winchester, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mr. Swartz was born Dec. 25, 1924, in Bunker Hill, W.Va., the son of Albert and Daisy Bennett Swartz. He was retired from O’Sullivan Rubber Corp. and a member of Rosedale Baptist Church.
He married Goldie Meadows Sept. 23, 1944, in Winchester.
Surviving with his wife are a son, Albert G. Swartz of Winchester; a daughter, Cathy Everhart of Charles Town, W.Va.; a sister, Della Dunlap of Brucetown; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rosedale Baptist Church, with Dr. Ken H. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Paynes Chapel Cemetery, Ridgeway, W.Va.
Pallbearers will be Junior Armel, Daniel Dunlap, Hanif Durmati, Henry Corbin, Alan Bowan, and Henry Boyce.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home.
Harry H. Helsley
Harry Hillard Helsley, 79, of 102 Highlander Road, Stephens City, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mr. Helsley was born March 25, 1921, in Shenandoah County, the son of Grover Cleveland and Vallie Putman Helsley. He was retired from Howard Shockey & Sons Inc. after 38 years of service.
He was a member of Meadow Mills Church of the Brethren, Middletown, and served in Navy during World War II.
He was married to Bethel “Peggy” O’Furr Ritter.
Surviving are two daughters, Doris Virginia “Ginny” Kirby and Margaret Ann Clem, both of Stephens City; three sons, Robert Junior Helsley of Barton, Md., Michael Allen Helsley of Toms Brook, and Harry Edward Helsley of Woodstock; four sisters, Elsie Shumate, Dorothy Himelright, and Marguerite Miller, all of Strasburg, and Nancy Robinson of South Hill; a brother, Grover C. Helsley of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg, with the Rev. Fred Mauck officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Church Cemetery, with military honors by Shenandoah American Legion Post 77 of Strasburg.
Pallbearers will be Gene Clem Jr., Mark Figgins, Craig Figgins, Jason Wymer, Bobby Ryan, and John Kuser.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Meadow Mills Church of the Brethren or the American Heart Association.
Isabell S. Ford
Isabell Sloane Ford, 83, of Front Royal, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, in Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal.
Arrangements with Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, Front Royal, are incomplete.
Lois K. Beeler
Lois Keller Beeler, 88, of 492 Clary Road, Strasburg, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, in Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock.
Arrangements with Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg, are incomplete.
Ellis E. Platt
Ellis E. Platt, 64, of Inwood, W.Va., died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Platt was born Jan. 4, 1937, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of James and Vanlear Zepp Robey. She was owner and president of Ellis Construction Co. of Inwood.
She was married to Willie C. “Bill” Platt.
Surviving with her mother, of Barnwell, S.C., are three sons, Darrell A. Platt, Dwayne L. Platt, and Carlin R. Platt, all of Inwood; four daughters, Brenda L. Greenfield, Cheryl D. Anders, and Kelly L. Hooe, all of Inwood, and Sonya D. Shreck of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; two brothers, Carl Robey of High Point, N.C., and Norman Robey of Inverness, Fla.; two sisters, Doris White of Virginia Beach and Vanlear Royer of Barnwell; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at South Berkeley Chapel, Inwood, with the Rev. Devin B. Ward officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Inwood.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ruth Washington, 68, of 705 Watson Ave., Winchester, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, in Rose Hill Nursing Home, Berryville.
Arrangement with Cartwright Funeral Home are incomplete.
Melvin L. Myers
Melvin Leroy Myers, 57, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., formerly of New Orleans, died Saturday Feb. 17, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.
Mr. Myers was born Nov. 9, 1943, in Baltimore, the son of Harold and Dorothy May Hands Myers.
He was a welder at Baltimore Dry Dock and a cab driver in New Orleans until his retirement in 2000.
He served in the Army with the 12th Calvary Division from 1966 to 1968 and was a Vietnam War veteran, receiving the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Combat Medical Badge.
He attended public schools in Baltimore and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a daughter, Stacey Marie Younker of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Patricia Rhinehart of Baltimore and Shirley Schneider of New Orleans; and three grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Robert S. Osborne officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard.
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, is handling arrangements.
Edith W. Lutzenhiser
Edith Wilson “Mickey” Lutzenhiser, 86, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. died Saturday Feb. 17, 2001, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Lutzenhiser was born Jan. 27, 1915, in Pulaski County, Ky., the daughter of Josiah Andrew and Emily Elizabeth Roy Wilson. She owned and operated a beauty shop in Dayton, Ohio, and retired in 1982.
She was a member of Morain Baptist Church, Dayton, and the A.A.R.P. She attended Pleasant Point School in Ingle, Ky.
Her first husband, Willie D. Garner, died in 1980. Her second husband, Edward V. Lutzenhiser, died in 1998.
Surviving are two daughters, Irene Garner Hedrick and Edith Jean Garringer, both of Berkeley Springs; two brothers, Arvin Wilson of Ingle, Ky., and Iva E. Wilson of Russell Springs, Ky.; five grandchildren; a step grandson; eight great-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.
A funeral will at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Robert S. Osborne officiating. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.
Linwood T. Roeder
Linwood Theodore Roeder, 79, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mr. Roeder was born Nov. 8, 1921, in Keyser, W.Va., the son of Albert and Grace Boyer Roeder. He was an inspector with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Inwood, W.Va., and had retired after 37 years as an engineer with Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He formerly owned and operated Roeder’s Market in Bunker Hill.
He was a graduate of Harpers Ferry High School and served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War.
He was a founding member of St. Bernard’s parish in Riverdale, Md., and St. Leo’s parish in Inwood. He was a member of the St. Leo Knights of Columbus, Council 10756, and was the council’s first Grand Knight since 1991. He served as Faithful Navigator of the Knights of Columbus, Council 2348.
He was secretary/treasurer of the National Association of Retired Veterans Railroad Employees and a member of Martinsburg Moose Lodge 120, the American Legion in Brunswick, Md., and Charles Town VFW Post 3522.
His was married to Esther Mae Price for 47 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Theresa R. Davis of Poquoson, Cheryl R. Henretty of Columbia, Md., and Carole Jeanine Spessert of Bunker Hill, with whom he lived; two brothers, Clyde Price of Nashville, Ill., and Ray Price of Satsuma, Fla.; seven half sisters, Eleanor Smith of Humboldt, Ill., Madeline Walters of Fayetteville, N.C., Nancy Aldridge of Ridgely, W.Va., Mary Albert of Woodbine, Md., Diane Coakley of Mims, Fla., and Vivian Lewis and Eleanor Oliphant, both of Baltimore; and eight grandchildren.
A daughter, Cecilia Anne, is deceased.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Inwood, with Dr. David W. Shaum officiating. Burial will be in Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the South Berkeley Chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Inwood.
Edward F. Coles
Edward Franklin Coles, 83, of 2964 Parshall Road, Berryville, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Coles was born Nov. 23, 1917, in Haines, Ore., the son of Walter and Wyoma Lang Coles. He was retired as a livestock marketing specialist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
He was a 1936 graduate of Haines High School, Haines, Ore. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a major in accounting and economics and earned a B.S. degree in agricultural economics from Oregon State University.
He was a livestock marketing specialist at Oregon State University from 1950 to 1954 and executive secretary of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association from 1954 to 1959. He was a livestock marketing specialist, area supervisor, and investigator for the Packers and Stockyards Administration at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., from 1961 to 1982.
He served with the 41st Division Headquarters Company from 1940 to 1945 in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines.
He was a past president and past Zone 1 governor of the Ruritan Club, a member of the Clarke County Fair Board, and past president of the Berryville-Clarke County Chamber of Commerce. He was a master gardener and supervised landscaping of new recreation buildings at Clarke County Park.
He was a member of the Clarke County Republican Committee and was Clarke County’s coordinator for George Allen’s gubernatorial campaign. He was the Republican Party of Virginia’s Outstanding Precinct Captain for 1986. He served on the Clarke County Economic Development Committee and the Shenandoah State Scenic Advisory Board.
He was a life member of the VFW and the BPOE.
He married Thelma Aileen Bailey on April 25, 1948, in Portland, Ore.
Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Kathleen Coles of Dekalb, Ill., and Anita Coles Costello of Buffalo, N.Y.; a son, John Coles of Blacksburg; two sisters, Audrae Schreeck of Haines and Carmel Garrison of Portland; and five grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville, with the Rev. Harvey Warnick officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville, with military honors accorded by the Clarke County Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Beydler, Bill Milleson, Ray Cather, Harry Jones, Charles Ramsburg, Jim Sipe, Terry Reid, and Warren Arthur.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester 22601.
Pauline B. Spitler
Pauline Beydler Spitler, 83, of Winchester, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, in a nursing home in West Virginia.
Mrs. Spitler was born Oct. 22, 1917, in Shenandoah County, the daughter of William A. and Ernestine Huffman Beydler. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Church of the Brethren.
She married Melvin Franklin Spitler on June 29, 1935, in Hagerstown, Md. Mr. Spitler died in 1978.
Surviving are a son, James William Spitler of Winchester; two daughters, Mary Marie Randolph of Stephens City and Martha Jane Ratlief of Winchester; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Calvary Church of the Brethren, with Pastor Clarence Davis Jr. and the Rev. J. Floyd Wine officiating. Burial will be in Valley Pike Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Shenandoah County.
Pallbearers will be Dave Lowery, Dick Nesselrodt, Paul Turner, Gary VanMeter, Frank Schultz, Dick Keller, Orville Nesselrodt, and Robert Pope.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Church of the Brethren, 578 Front Royal Pike, Winchester 22602.
Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Merrell C. Mantz
Merrell Carl Mantz, 78, of Capon Bridge, W.Va., died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Mantz was born Nov. 9, 1922, in Capon Bridge, the son of William Carl and Nina Christine Orndorff Mantz. He was a truck driver for H.H. Omps and Hemingway, both in Winchester.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart.
He was a member of Capon Bridge United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 137 and the VFW of Capon Bridge.
He married Violet “Dolly” Slonaker on Oct. 5, 1946, in Winchester.
Surviving with his wife are three sons, Jerry M. Mantz, Jeffery W. Mantz, and Steve G. Mantz, all of Capon Bridge; three daughters, Jennifer M. LaFollette of Gore, and Deborah L. Maphis and Susan C. Barry, both of Capon Bridge; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Cheryl M. Triplett, is deceased.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Testament Faith Assembly of God, Capon Bridge, with the Rev. Don Stotler and Minister Ansel Peer officiating.
Pallbearers will be Jerry M. Mantz, Jeffrey W. Mantz, Steve G. Mantz, J.D. Hiett, Greg Mantz, Larry LaFollette Jr., and Travis Mantz.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Giffin Funeral Home, Capon Bridge.
Memorials may be made to Capon Bridge Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 265, Capon Bridge, W.Va. 26711.