Richard R. Scott
Richard Randolph “Randy” Scott, 55, of Front Royal died Thursday Dec. 14, 2000, in Reston.
He was born Feb. 20, 1945, in Roanoke, the son of Robert E. Scott and Mildred Shaner Scott Athey.
He was a baker for 10 years at Giant Foods in Reston.
He is survived by a stepdaughter, Tonya Marie Scott of Strasburg; two brothers, Robert E. Scott Jr. and Jimmy Scott, both of Front Royal; two sisters, Nancy Dofflemyer of Locust Grove and Ann Dennison of Woodbridge.
A memorial service and inurnment will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home in Front Royal.
Nancy Smith, 70, of 15 Jessica Place, Toms Brook died Sunday Dec. 17, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Arrangements with Stover Funeral Home in Strasburg are incomplete.
Carol A. Somers
Carol Ann Somers, 58, of Winchester, formerly of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Sunday Dec. 17, 2000, at Winchester Medical Center.
Ms. Somers was born Dec. 6, 1942 in Fulton County, Pa., the daughter of Jacob Randolph and Loretta Valley Werdebaugh Eader.
She worked seasonally in fruit processing with Hepburn Orchards, Hancock, Md., and Marker Miller Orchards, Winchester. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Shearl “Joe” Somers; four daughters, Delores A. McCumbee, of Berkeley Springs, Annette L. Keefer of Hancock, Md., Cheryl L. Hines and Loretta C. Unger, both of Great Cacapon, W.Va.; two sons, Jacob L. Somers and Shearl “Joe” Somers Jr., both of Winchester; four sisters, Iva Shives and Hester Mason, both of Berkeley Springs, Loretta “Peach” Stevens, Biglersville, Pa., Ruth Doyle, Zephyr Hills, Fla., and Suzette Brackett of Winchester; three brothers, Ronald Eader and Jacob “Butch” Eader, both of Berkeley Springs, and Richard Eader, Warfordsburg, Pa.; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Henry L. Fisher officiating. Burial will be in the Mahnes Chapel Cemetery, Morgan County, W.Va.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mahnes Chapel Cemetery Association, Route 4, Box 7165, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.
James F. Alexander Jr.
James Frederick Alexander Jr., 75, of Berryville, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, in Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter, S.C.
Mr. Alexander was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Washington, D.C., the son of James Frederick and Margaret Boteler Alexander. He worked with the Central Intelligence Agency and retired in 1984.
He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., and received a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Catholic University of America.
He was an officer in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War.
He was an officer with the Bluemont Citizens Association and a member of St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, Berryville, and various aeronautical associations.
He was married to Grace Traubert Alexander.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Donald Alexander of Mechanicsville and Richard Alexander of Sumter; and four granddaughters.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church, Purcellville, with Father John Ziegler officiating. Burial will be in St. Johns Catholic Church Cemetery, Leesburg.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Loudoun Funeral Chapels, Leesburg. Prayers will be at 6:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Hospital, Richmond.
Helen L. Douglas
Helen Louise Conley Douglas, 73, of Senseny Road, Winchester, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Douglas was born Nov. 26, 1927, in Syracuse, N.Y., the daughter of Lloyd Ray and Mathilda Bahe Conley. She was a homemaker.
She married Richard Gordon Douglas on Sept. 17, 1948, in Syracuse, N.Y.
Surviving are seven children, three sisters, two brothers, and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester 22601.
Jones Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Milton F. Mercer
Milton Floyd Mercer, 85, of 192 Mercer Farm, Bluemont, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, in a local nursing home.
Mr. Mercer was born Nov. 30, 1915, in Clarke County, the son of John T. and Myrtle Stickel Mercer. He was a farmer and had retired. He had been a machine operator for Kimmel and Kimmel Construction Co. in Rockville, Md.
He was a member of Providence Chapel United Methodist Church.
He married Mildred “June” Shepherd on Oct. 1, 1938.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Charles Mercer of Boyce and James Mercer of Bluemont; a daughter, Betty Wiley of Berryville; a sister, Hilda Sperling of California; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
A daughter, Shirley Chamblin, is deceased.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville, with the Rev. Tim McCollum officiating. Burial will be in Providence Chapel Cemetery, Clarke County.
Pallbearers will be Scott Mercer, Kevin Wiley, Michael Lenharr, Carroll Wiley, Steve Hudson, and Danny Smoot.
Memorials may be made to Providence Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Sandy Lloyd, 995 W. Main St., Berryville 22611.
Richard E. McKee
Richard E. “Genie” McKee, 69, of Gray Avenue, Winchester, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mr. McKee was born Nov. 17, 1931, in Winchester, the son of Roy W. and Edith O’Rourke McKee. He was a general superintendent for Lenken Co. and an Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member and elder of Highland Presbyterian Church in Winchester and a member of the Winchester Izaak Walton League.
He married Betty Miller on Dec. 27, 1952, in Winchester.
Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Pamela M. Foster of Winchester; three brothers, Dennis McKee, Lester McKee, and Roland McKee, all of Winchester; six sisters, Ruth Dicks, Josephine Willey, Frances Anderson, Hilda Johnson, Peggy Beeler, and Barbara Cain, all of Winchester; and four grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Highland Memorial Presbyterian Church, Winchester, with the Rev. John A. Robinson Jr. officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Winchester SPCA, 115 Featherbed Lane, Winchester 22601.
Jones Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Frances V. Carr
Frances V. Carr, 59, of 101 S. Reymann St., Ranson, W.Va., died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, in the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore.
Mrs. Carr was born Feb. 10, 1941, in Charles Town, W.Va., the daughter of Floyd and Jane Roberts Payton. She was a member of Sylvannah Baptist Church in Rippon, W.Va., and the Golden Age Club.
She was married to William D. Carr for 31 years.
Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Tracey Payton of Forestville, Md.; two sons, Tyler Payton of Kearneysville, W.Va., and Sterling Scott of Charleston, W.Va.; and two grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Baltimore Temple Church, Ranson, with the Rev. Lawrence Wilson Jr. and Bishop Designate Sterling V. Porter officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg, W.Va.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church.
Cartwright Funeral Home, Winchester, is handling arrangements.
Gilbert F. Gochenour
Gilbert Franklin “Bud” Gochenour, 84, of HC-83 Box 9, Baker, W.Va., died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, in Living Waters Nursing Home, Timberville.
Mr. Gochenour was born Feb. 9, 1916, in Lost River, W.Va., the son of Benjamin and Elta Deitz Gochenour. He was a farmer and a construction worker.
He was a member of Mathias Church of the Brethren, Mathias, W.Va.
He was married to Daisy Mongold.
Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Rebecca Gochenour of Baker; three sisters, Ethel Wilkins of Baker, Wilda Llewellyn of Cumberland, Md., and Hattie Combs of Romney, W.Va.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mathias Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Greg Quintrell officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Lost City, W.Va.
Pallbearers will be Dewey Mongold, Wes Young, Harlan Funkhouser, Ronnie See, Chad Gilhup, and Shawn Gilhup.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at McKee Funeral Home, Baker.
Memorials may be made to Mathias-Baker Fire and Rescue Squad, Mathias, W.Va. 26812.
Alma F. Milbourne
Alma Fowler Milbourne, 93, of Purcellville, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, in a private nursing home.
Mrs. Milbourne was born Jan. 28, 1907, in Clarke County, the daughter of John Thomas and Daisy Elsea Fowler. She was a member of Good Shephard Church of Bluemont.
Surviving are two sons, C. Earl Milbourne of Leesburg and Dalton Thomas Milbourne of Purcellville; two daughters, Mary M. Lee of Leesburg and Nellie M. Heflin of Charles Town, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville. Burial will be in Hillsboro Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Good Shephard Church, c/o Trudy Kline, 76 Retreat Road, Bluemont.
Richard T. Harman
Richard T. Harman of Stephens City, formerly of Elkridge, Md., died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000.
Mr. Harman was a member of Winchester Kiwanis Club.
He was married to Carol Wright.
Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Barbara M. Davis, C. Maureen Connors, and Karen A. Hardin; two sons, Donald R. Harman and Glenn S. Harman; two brothers, Frank Harman and Bruce Harman; and 17 grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Grace Episcopal Church, Elkridge. Burial will be in Meadowridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home, Elkridge.
Memorials may be made to the Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department, 6275 Old Washington Road, Elkridge, Md. 21075.
Robert A. Ritenour
Robert Allen Ritenour, 66, of Shady Acres, Middleway, W.Va., died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, in City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.
Mr. Ritenour was born Aug. 26, 1934, in Winchester, the son of Archie Clinton and Dorothy Tilden Marshall Ritenour. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and received the Purple Heart.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Strasburg and Moose Lodge 948 of Charles Town, W.Va.
He was the last member of his immediate family.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Middleway Masonic Cemetery, with the Rev. Russell Wright officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.
Lillian C. Carter
Lillian C. Carter, 90, of Philadelphia, Pa., formerly of Winchester, died Monday Dec. 11, 2000, in Philadelphia.
She was born Feb. 17, 1910, in Winchester, the daughter of Robert and Gertrude Johnson.
She attended Shendley High School in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was employed for 30 years at The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. She retired at the age of 80.
Her husband, Wellington Carter Sr., is deceased.
Survivors include a son, Wellington Carter Jr. of Philadelphia; a daughter, Lillian Carter Vanstory of Philadelphia, six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Louise E. Savin and William W. Savin Funeral Home in Philadelphia with the Rev. Emmanuel Dr. Bruce D. Woods officiating. Burial will be in Orrick Cemetery in Winchester.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Cartwright Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.