Donald H. DeHaven
Donald H. DeHaven, 73, of Sterling, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, in Columbia Reston Hospital.
Mr. DeHaven was born Jan. 15, 1927, in Martinsburg, W.Va., the son of Hunter A. and Irene Hibbert DeHaven. He worked for the U.S. Government for 39 years and retired as lab chief of the Dalecarlia-Washington Aqueduct. He had been a fruit and vegetable inspector for the Department of Agriculture, a research microbiologist at Fort Detrick, Frederick, Md., and a civilian member of the Army Corps of Engineers for 22 years.
He was married to Mary Paxton for 52 years.
Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mary Lee Gladhill of Frederick, Donna Bosshard of Olympia, Wash., and LuEllen DeHaven of Sterling; a sister, Anna Lee DeHaven of Winchester; and three grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Adams-Green Funeral Home, Herndon. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 699, Vienna 22180; or to Hospice of Northern Virginia, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 500, Falls Church 22046.
George R. Isaacs
George Roland Isaacs, 89, of 3037 Saratoga Drive, Winchester, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, in Beverly Health Care of Hagerstown, Md.
Mr. Isaacs was born April 30, 1911, in Louisville, Ky., the son of Robert Lee and Louisa Smith Isaacs. He was a retired insurance agent and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Magnolia Lodge 20, F&M of Columbus, Ohio, and the Scottish Rite of Richmond.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret M. Isaacs; a daughter, Susan I. McDowell of Winchester; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A son, Glen Richard Isaacs, is deceased.
A graveside service will be at a later date in East Lawn Cemetery, Columbus.
Minnich Funeral Home, Hagerstown, is handling arrangements.
Bolling Byrd Flood
Bolling Byrd Flood, 85, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000.
Mr. Flood was born in Appomattox. He was a frequent visitor to Winchester, relocating to Florida from Washington, D.C., in 1966.
He was a correspondence coordinator in the U.S. Senate Post Office. His father was Rep. Henry D. Flood, who wrote the resolution declaring war on Germany in 1917 and was chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. His cousins were pioneer aviator and polar explorer Adm. Richard E. Byrd, the late U.S. Sen. Harry Flood Byrd, and Thomas Bolling Byrd.
Surviving are a son, Robert Flood of Allen, Texas; and two grandsons.
Entombment will be in the Flood family mausoleum at Appomattox Courthouse Grounds.
Memorials may be made to Boca Ciega Kiwanis Club Charitable Foundation, St. Pete Beach, Fla.
Frederick K. Harris Jr.
Frederick Kenneth Harris Jr., 70, of Front Royal, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, in Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal.
Mr. Harris was born Nov. 29, 1930, in Warren County, the son of Frederick Kenneth and Caroline Burton Carter Harris. He retired after 27 years with the Virginia Department of Corrections, Unit 26, in Haymarket.
He was in the Navy for 131/2 years and attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
He was married to Mary Ellen Williams. His first wife, Evelyn Mills Harris, is deceased.
Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Tamre Dawn Harris Bush of Burke; a brother, James C. Harris of Goode; and a granddaughter.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Willis Chapel Cemetery, with Jerry C. Henry officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, Front Royal.
Memorials may be made to the Willis Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Bonnie Hahn, 48 Homestead Knoll Lane, Huntly 22640.
Louis H. Collins
Louis Hassel Collins, 83, of Sterling, formerly of McDowell County, W.Va., died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, in Loudoun Hospital Center, Leesburg.
Mr. Collins was the son of Henry and Emma Rowe Collins. He was a coal miner for 33 years with Island Creek Coal Co. and Pocahontas Fuel Co.
He was a member of Heritage Baptist Church and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
He was married to Cleo Kennedy for 64 years.
Surviving with his wife are a son, Landon Collins of Winchester; two daughters, Norma Jean Harrison of Sterling and Joetta Hooker of King George; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Adams-Green Funeral Home, Sterling, with Pastor Eric Farel officiating. Burial will be in Sterling Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Skip Harrison, Don Collins, Rick Collins, Chuck Ashby, Butch Hooker, Chuck Hooker, Mike Hooker, and Narciso Solero.
Gertrude A. Abrell
Gertrude Agnes Abrell, 87, of Winchester, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Arrangements with Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, are incomplete.
Virginia D. Alger
Virginia Darlene Alger, 50, of Bonnings Drive, Frederick County, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Alger was born June 24, 1950, in Winchester, the daughter of Edward C. Swartz and Virginia Mae Luttrell. She worked for National Fruit Product Co.
She married Daniel W. Alger on Aug. 29, 1966, in Hagerstown, Md.
Surviving with her husband and her parents, both of Frederick County, are two sons, Danny W. Alger Jr. and Dennis A. Alger, both of Frederick County; two daughters, Marsha A. Alger and Bonnie Gail Scruggs, both of Frederick County; a sister, Carolyn Sue Bowers of Hyattsville, Md.; six brothers, Clarence Edward Swartz Jr., Roy Eugene Swartz, Ronald Steven Swartz, Kenneth Allen Swartz, Ralph Franklin Swartz, and Walter Scott Swartz, all of Frederick County; and a grandchild.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home, with the Rev. Isaac L. Luttrell officiating. Burial will be in Paynes Chapel Cemetery, Frederick County.
Pallbearers will be Clarence Edward Swartz Jr., Roy Eugene Swartz, Ronald Steven Swartz, Kenneth Allen Swartz, Ralph Franklin Swartz, and Walter Scott Swartz.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Ernie R. Kline
Ernie Ray Kline, 65, of 2727 Oranda Road, Strasburg, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Kline was born Aug. 6, 1935, in Romney, W.Va., the son of Raymond Randolph and Ida Virginia Spurling Kline. He had retired from Legge-Mason Investors and was a Navy veteran.
He was a member of Shenandoah American Legion Post 77 of Strasburg, Disabled American Veterans, and AARP.
Surviving are two brothers, Kenneth Kline of Hagerstown, Md., and Gene Roy Kline of Winchester; and two sisters, Georgie V. Hartman of Bunker Hill, W.Va., and Mary D. Haslacker of Strasburg.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Walnut Springs Cemetery, Oranda, with the Rev. Wendell M. Schurtz Jr. officiating. Military honors will be accorded by Shenandoah American Legion Post 77.
Pallbearers will be Eldon Chesire Jr., Guy Randolph Hartman, Gene Willis, Roger Otzelberger Sr., Robert Chesire, and Roger Otzelberger Jr.
Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg, is handling arrangements.
Iva A. McDonald
Iva Allen McDonald, 86, of Route 1, Box 116, Paw Paw, W.Va., died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. McDonald was born Dec. 30, 1913, in Paw Paw, the daughter of Frank S. and Ethel Kidwell Allen. She worked at Celanese Corp. in Cumberland, Md.
She was a Protestant and a member of McKinley Chapter 12 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Cumberland.
She was married to James L. McDonald, who died Feb. 9, 1989.
Surviving are a brother, Ralph Allen of Hagerstown, Md.; and a sister, Jean Golliday of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Giffin Funeral Home, Capon Bridge, W.Va., with the Rev. Earl Travis officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Union Cemetery near Paw Paw.
Pallbearers will be Neil Allen, Gary Allen, Denny Allen, Scott Golliday, Gary McDonald, and Jeff Stotler.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
William T. Michael
William Theodore Michael, 76, of Elkton, Md., formerly of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, in Laurelwood Nursing Center, Elkton.
Mr. Michael was born June 17, 1924, in Morgan County, W.Va., the son of Ralston and Ethel Stuckey Michael. He attended public schools in Morgan County, W.Va., and was a member of the Methodist faith.
He was in the Army during World War II and was disabled.
He was the last member of his immediate family.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, is handling arrangements.
Helen F. Naravas
Helen Frank Naravas, 95, formerly of Whitehall, Pa., died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Naravas was born Oct. 22, 1905, in Wanamie, Newport Township, Luzerne County, Pa., the daughter of Anton and Maria Arbaciavskas Frank. She was a retired teacher with Allentown Public Schools and received Pennsylvania’s Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in teaching and a master’s degree in special education from West Chester University.
She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Allentown, Pa.
She was married to Edward J. Naravas, who died June 25, 1983.
Surviving are a son, Edward F. Naravas of Winchester; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Allentown.
Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Dr. Tunstall C. Powers
Dr. Tunstall Chenault Powers, 84, of Fair Meadows Farm, 1253 Long Meadow Road, Middletown, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Dr. Powers was born Sept. 24, 1916, in Winchester, the son of Dr. Emory Byron Powers and Ella Rhodes Stickley Powers. He was a cattle farmer since 1975 and practiced dentistry for 42 years.
He was a 1935 graduate of Handley High School and a 1939 graduate of Randolph-Macon College. He enlisted in the Navy in 1940 and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia Dental School with a DDS degree in 1942. He was then called to active duty in the Navy and served with the 44th Seabee Battalion in the South Pacific.
He began his dentistry practice in 1946 in Winchester and retired from a periodontics practice in 1988.
He was a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontics, and the Virginia Dental Association. He was an active member and former president of Winchester Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was active with the Boy Scouts of America and president of the Shenandoah Area Council from 1964 to 1966. He received the Silver Beaver Award for Distinguished Service to Boyhood in 1956.
He was a member of Strasburg United Methodist Church and an active member of the United Methodist Men.
He was married to Jeanne Spurrier Sprint.
Surviving with his wife are three sons, Tunstall Chenault “Joe” Powers of Christiansburg, Dr. Randolph S. Powers of Danvers, Mass., and Dr. David W. Powers of Winchester; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Strasburg United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Brenda Biler officiating. Burial will be private in Riverview Cemetery, Strasburg.
The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Strasburg United Methodist Church, 114 W. Washington St., Strasburg 22657; or to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester 22601.
Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg, is handling arrangements.
Harry G. Sirbaugh
Harry Gordon Sirbaugh, 82, of 337 Bethel Grange Road, Winchester, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Sirbaugh was born March 21, 1918, in Cold Stream, W.Va., the son of Harry Alger and Drucilla Jolley Sirbaugh. He was a carpenter for 51 years and had retired.
He was a staff sergeant in the Air Force and a veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Old Bethel United Methodist Church for 43 years and served as trustee, Sunday school teacher, superintendent, and lay leader. He was a steward for the Winchester District of the United Methodist Church and a liaison for the Frederick County Weekly Religious Education program. He was a member for 64 years of the Modern Woodmen of America.
He married Zenith Lorene Poland on Oct. 3, 1944, in Kissimmee, Fla.
Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Beverley Ridings of Stephens City; a son, Alan Sirbaugh of Stephens City; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, with the Rev. Floretta Legg officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Gore.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Ridings, Michael Ridings, Jason Marshall, Benjamin Ridings, Russell Knupp, and Talbert DeHaven.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Old Bethel Church, 561 Old Bethel Road, Winchester 22603; or to Frederick County Weekday Religious Education Program, c/o Galen Snyder, 2751 Front Royal Pike, Winchester 22602.