Hilda M. Dove
Hilda Morrison Dove, 79, of 1447 Greystone Terrace, Winchester, died Wednesday Dec. 13, 2000, in a local nursing home.
Mrs. Dove was born March 22, 1921, in Winchester, the daughter of Walter Albert and Mabel Hoover Triplett.
She retired in 1984 as a seamstress with Midwesco Filter Resources in Winchester. She also worked for the Winchester Public Schools.
She was a member of Opequon Presbyterian Church in Kernstown, the Happy Days Club, and the Frederick County Conservation Club. She attended Handley High School.
Her husband, Robert Lee Dove, died April 24, 1989, and her first husband, Douglas Malcolm Morrison, died April 19, 1963.
Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Widell and Judy Gaines, both of Frederick County, and Joan Aylor of Front Royal; a son, James Malcolm Morrison of Winchester; a sister, Sylvia “Janie” Desko of Washington, D.C.; and eight grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Omps Funeral Home Amherst Chapel with Rev. David Whitt and Rev. Art Stanley officiating. A private burial will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery.
Following the funeral, the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Opequon Presbyterian Church, Good Samaritan Fund, 217 Opequon Church Lane, Winchester, 22602 or to the Esther Boyd/Frederick County Animal Shelter, 297 Landfill Road, Winchester, 22602.
Gilbert F. Gochenour
Gilbert F. Gochenour, 84, of Baker, W.Va., died Thursday Dec. 14, 2000, in a nursing home.
Arrangements with McKee Funeral Home in Baker are incomplete.
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 Mildred Shepherd 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 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. Saturday 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.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Providence Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Sandy Lloyd, 995 W. Main St., Berryville 22611.
Mary V. Martin
Mary V. Newlin Bolton Martin, 94, of Front Royal, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, in a local nursing home.
Mrs. Martin was born Nov. 25, 1906, in Nain, the daughter of James Thornton and Ivy Russell Newlin.
She married Harry F. Martin on Feb. 25, 1957. Mr. Martin died in 1963.
Surviving are seven sons, Paul L. Bolton of Romney, W.Va., Ernest L. Bolton and Ray E. Bolton, both of Sebring, Fla., Phillip W. Bolton of Verona, James T. Bolton of Falls Church, and Allen L. Bolton and John W. Bolton, both of Front Royal; five daughters, Betty L. Layman of Craigsville, Peggy Jones of Sebring, and Nancy L. Dofersmire, Frances Wines, and Susan Williams, all of Front Royal; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
A son, Edward L. Bolton, and a daughter, Shirley Faye Brady, are deceased.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel of the Michael R. Phelps and Associates Funeral Directors of Stephens City, with the Rev. Anthony A. Wadsworth officiating. Burial will be in Grange Hall Cemetery, Frederick County.
Pallbearers will be her sons.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.
James Wright, 75, of Lakeland, Fla., and Winchester, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, in Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Wright was born April 3, 1925, in Providence, R.I. He had been a building maintenance supervisor for Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for 16 years.
He was an Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Winchester, the American Legion, and the VFW.
He and his wife, Dorothy Wright, were married 52 years.
Surviving with his wife are a son, James Wright III of Brighton, Mich.; three daughters, Susan Taylor and Janice Woodward, both of Winchester, Donna Hildebrand of Stephens City; a brother, David Wright of Attleboro, Mass.; three sisters, Betty Creelman of Peacedale, R.I., Helen Salisbury of Warren, R.I., and May Auburn of Gaspee Point, R.I.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be in Winchester at a later date.
Trinity Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, Lakeland, is handling arrangements.
Maggie D. Atkins
Maggie Dessa Atkins, 98, of Linden, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Atkins was born June 22, 1902, in Rappahannock County, the daughter of Jack and Treva Clater Atkins. She was a member Beech Spring Baptist Church of Sperryville.
She was married to John Ather Atkins, who died Oct. 17, 1966.
Surviving are two daughters, Pauline A. Atkins of Linden and Shirley Kirby of Front Royal; two brothers, Roy Atkins and Joseph Atkins, both of Sperryville; two sisters, Mary Anna Jenkins of Washington and Lois Dodson of Front Royal; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Two sons are deceased.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, Front Royal, with the Rev. Hoover Heflin and the Rev. Jerry Young officiating. Burial will be in the Atkins family cemetery, Linden.
Pallbearers will be Robert Atkins, David Kenney, Lindy Atkins, Ricky Atkins, Donnie Atkins, and John Atkins.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Stephanie T. Sawicki
Stephanie T. Sawicki, 78, of Winchester, died Wednesday Dec. 13, 2000, at a local nursing home.
Miss Sawicki was born Dec. 26, 1921, in New York, N.Y., a daughter of Josef and Katrine Mnich Sawicki.
She retired in 1987 from the surgical services division at the Winchester Medical Center after 18 years.
She is survived by a brother, Frank Sawicki of the Bronx, N.Y.; and three sisters, Alice Mawhinney of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., and Florence Taddeo and Josephine Golemboski, both of Lake Wales, Fla.
There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Middletown.
Arrangements are being handled by the Jones Funeral Home.
June A. Francisco
June Ada Francisco, 75, of Tipp City, Ohio, formerly of Hampshire County, W.Va., died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Francisco was born June 1, 1925, in Augusta, W.Va., the daughter of Alonzo and Elta F. Wolfe McCauley. She was a secretary with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
She was a member of Greenbelt Baptist Church, Greenbelt, Md., and a 1943 graduate of Romney High School.
She was married to John C. Francisco.
Surviving with her husband, are two daughters, Carolyn Mergler of Ludlow Falls, Ohio, and Beverly Caudill of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Iola Orndorff of Augusta, W.Va., and Beulah Greever of Aspenwood, Md.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McKee Funeral Home, Augusta, with Pastor Robert Jeffreys officiating. Burial will be in Augusta Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
William K. Johnston
William Keith Johnston, 49, of 2109 Greenspring Road, Winchester, died Tuesday Dec. 12, 2000, in the Loudoun Hospital Center.
Mr. Johnston was born April 30, 1951, in Washington, D.C., the son of William N. Johnston of Arizona and Betty Louise Quinn Johnston of Vienna.
He was a HVAC mechanic employed by Temp-A-Tron in Purcellville.
He married Donna Jean Bishop June 8, 1974, in Orlando, Fla.
Surviving with his wife and parents is one son, William C. Johnston of Winchester; and three sisters, Lark Flores and Gabrielle Pyle of Vienna, and Michelle Owen of Herndon.
A daughter, Melanie Jean Johnston, preceded him in death.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shenandoah Memorial Park Chapel. Entombment will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Frederick G. Markle
Frederick G. Markle, 52, of Fairplay, Md., died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Markle was born Nov. 22, 1948, in Berkeley County, W.Va., the son of Melvin Lyle Markle and Pearl Milburn Markle Liskey. He was a retired police officer with the Washington, D.C., Police Department.
He was a 1966 graduate of Charles Town High School and a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was married to JoEllen Thayer.
Surviving are a son, Jesse J. Markle of Fairplay; three brothers, Lyle Kilmer Markle of Fort Ritchie, Fla., Floyd H. Markle of Middleway, W.Va., and Walter R. Markle of Winchester; three sisters, Alice Setherley of Falling Waters, W.Va., Barbara Loy of Capon Bridge, W.Va., and Dale Everhart of Middleway, W.Va.
A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, W.Va., with the Rev. Dottie Dunham officiating. Burial will be in Ridings Chapel Cemetery, Stephens City.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the chapel.
Anna M. Brill
Anna Margaret Brill, 91, of 1011 Pennsylvania Ave., Winchester died Saturday Dec. 9, 2000, in a local nursing home.
Arrangements with Omps Funeral Home are incomplete.
Arthur B. Hansen
Arthur B. Hansen, 86, of 127 Maloy Drive, Winchester, died Friday Dec. 8, 2000 in a local nursing home.
Mr. Hansen was born Feb. 23, 1914 in Williston, N.D., the son of Harry and Olivia Benson Hansen.
He married Evelyn Terhume July 27, 1946.
He was a concrete Block maker in Lyndhurst and Saddlebock, N.J. and retired after 40 years.
He was a member of Eagle Heights Presbyterian church and attended Little Ferry Public School in New Jersey. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant in the European theater.
Survivors in addition to his wife include a daughter, Elizabeth “Betty” Schnebelen of Safety Harbor, Fla.; three sons, William Hoffmann of Oak Ridge, N.J., Donald Hansen of White Post, and Harold Hansen of Winchester; three sisters, Helen Rosendale of Maywood, N.J., Alice Riccardi of Glendale, Calif., and Bernice Moeller of Fort Myers, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Hebron Cemetery with the Rev. James Creech III officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagle Heights Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 3600, Winchester;
Arrangements are being handled by Omps Funeral Home.
Sandra P. Helms
Sandra Pearl Helms, 50, of Haines Drive, Winchester, died Saturday Dec. 9, 2000, at her home.
She was born Nov. 19, 1950, in Winchester, the daughter of Cleveland R. and Nancy L. Holiday Jenkins.
She married David L. Helms Feb. 24, 1984, in Springfield.
She was a homemaker and a member of Shenandoah Valley Baptist Church.
Survivors in addition to her parents of Stephens City and her husband of Winchester include two daughters, Shannon Jolliffe and Beth A. Graves, both of Culpeper; a sister, Linda A. Jenkins of Stephens City; a brother, Cleveland R. Jenkins Jr. of Hume; and four grandchildren.
A son, Terry A. Falls, died in 1982.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Eric Farel officiating. Burial will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Smith, Cleveland Jenkins III, Ricky Jenkins, Michael Jenkins, Kevin Graves, and Tyson Jolliffe Jr.
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 the Sandra P. Helms Burial Fund, c/o Jones Funeral Home, 228 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester, 22601.