Ruth G. Pownall
Ruth Godlove Pownall, 74, of Wardensville, W.Va., died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Pownall was born Feb. 13, 1926, in Wardensville, the daughter of Clarence L. and Mary Josephine Fishel Godlove. She was a cook for the Hardy County Committee on Aging in Wardensville.
She was a 1944 graduate of Wardensville High School and a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
She was married to John Henry “Doc” Pownall. Mr. Pownall died Nov. 25, 1990.
Surviving are three sons, Frederick L. Hahn of Wardensville, Galen B. “Duck” Pownall of Gore, and Randall L. Pownall of Charles Town, W.Va.; a stepson, Johnnie Pownall of Romney, W.Va.; two brothers, C. Ray Godlove of Wardensville and Wayne E. Godlove of Winchester; three sisters, Minnie Pittman of Waynesboro, Bernerdean Kline of Baker, W.Va., and Louise Baker of Wardensville; two grandchildren; five step grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Wardensville, with Pastor Richard Moll officiating. Burial will be in Wardensville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her nephews: Ronald “Buck” Kline, Jeffrey Kline, Kenneth Renner, Wayne Godlove Jr., Timothy Godlove, and Robert Godlove.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Loy-Giffin Funeral Home, Wardensville.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 87, Wardensville, W.Va. 26851; or to Wardensville Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2, Wardensville, W.Va. 26851.
Elonzy W. Smith
Elonzy Wilson “Smitty” Smith, 78, of 1186 Millwood Pike, Winchester, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, in a local nursing home.
Mr. Smith was born Oct. 29, 1922, in Criders, the son of Robert D. and Gladys May Smith. He owned and operated Valley Welding.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of VFW Post 2123 and Disabled American Veterans.
He attended First Assembly of God Church.
He married Lula Jenkins on Nov. 8, 1942, in New Germany, Md.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, James L. Smith of Suffolk and Paul W. Smith of Winchester; two daughters, Fay A. Gentel of Cross Junction and Alcy M. Dean of Winchester; his stepmother, Elva Smith of Cumberland, Md.; a brother, George A. Smith of Cumberland; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Mary Smith, is deceased.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, with the Rev. Hartley Wigfield Jr. and the Rev. Larry Hickey officiating. Burial will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Matt Smith Robby Dean, Chad Dean, Chris Smith, Denny Foltz, Jeff Foltz, Mark Smith, and Josh Smith.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Corene D. Olivis
Corene Doleman Olivis, 80, of Berryville, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Arrangements with Cartwright Funeral Home are incomplete.
Ralph M. Jones Jr.
Ralph McCall Jones Jr., 64, of 244 Columbia Road, Dorchester, Mass., died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Jones was born Feb. 3, 1936, in Berryville, the son of Ralph McCall Jones Sr. and Mattie H. Williams Jones.
He was owner of Castle Alarm Systems. He had been a jet mechanic in the Air Force where he served 11 years. He was an active member of the Episcopal church.
Surviving with his father, of Berryville, are his wife, Annette Jones of Dorcester; two sons, Ralph McCall Jones III and Robert Jones, both of California; two sisters, Margaret “Peggy” J. Carter of Falls Church and Ann Jones of Berryville; and four brothers, Albert Jones and Paul Jones, both of Berryville, Tyson Jones of Lauderhill, Fla., and John Jones of Vienna.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Berryville, with Father James West officiating. Burial will be in Milton Valley Cemetery, Berryville.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Young, David Banks Jr., John H. Brown, William Cross, Floyd Mason, Lewis Sloane, Stanley Lawson, and Dwayne Gray.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville, is handling arrangements.
Danny K. Judy
Danny Kay Judy, 55, of Linden, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Judy was born Dec. 16, 1944, in West Virginia, the son of Betty Heaster and Isaac Lawrence Judy.
He was retired from Fairfax County Department of Vehicle Service at the West Ox Maintenance Facility.
He was married to Edna Mae Clemons.
Surviving with his wife, are two sons, Jesse A. Campbell of Linden and Steven R. Campbell of Front Royal; a daughter, Lisa R. Williams of Centreville; a brother, Delbert Judy of Mesa, Ariz.; three sisters, Mellie Wilson of Mesa, Drema DeRosa of Erie, Pa., and Dorothy Judy of Connecticut; and four grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, Front Royal, with Richard Ridgeway officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St., Winchester 22601.
Visitation for Milton Harold “Mac” McDonald, whose obituary was published Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Giffin Funeral Home, Capon Bridge, W.Va.
Survivors include a son, Keith McDonald of Dallas, Texas.
Lawrence A. Springirth
Lawrence Anthony “Larry” Springirth, 69, of Wardensville, W.Va., died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Springirth was born Dec. 23, 1930, in Kensington, Md., the son of Lester E. and Lillian E. Phillips Springirth.
He worked for the U.S. government at the National Naval Center in Bethesda, Md.
He was a member of Wardensville United Methodist Church.
He married Carole Budd on June 14, 1980, in Rockville, Md.
Surviving with his wife, are a son, Lawrence A. Springirth Jr. of Charles Town, W.Va.; a daughter, Donna Vaughn of Waretown, N.J.; a stepson, Herbie Campbell of Cleveland, Texas; a stepdaughter, Theresa Smith of Germantown, Md.; a brother, Earle Springirth of Wardensville; two daughters, Katherine Joannini of St. Cloud, Fla., and Clarice “Recie” Howard of Hagerstown, Md.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Wardensville Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2, Wardensville, W.Va. 26851 or to Potomac Highlands Animal Rescue, HC 67, Box 27AA, Mathias, W.Va. 26812.
Loy-Giffin Funeral Home, Wardensville, is handling arrangements.
Ruby V. Pierce
Ruby Viola Ellis Pierce, 84, of Middletown, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, in Winchester.
Arrangements with Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Stephens City, are incomplete.
Manuel Benitez, 79, of Winchester, died Wednesday Nov. 29, 2000, in the Winchester Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Mercedes Benitez; two sons, Alex Benitez of Lovettsville and Dr. Leonard D. Benitez of Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Nely Peres of Cali, Columbia; and four grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Bethel United Methodist Church, 41799 Stumptown Road, Leesburg, with the Rev. Patricia A. Riggs officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Lovettsville.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctim Circle, S.E. in Leesburg.
Jean C. Fiddler
Jean C. Fiddler, 76, of Triple J Road, Berryville, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Fiddler was born Jan. 26, 1924, in Winchester, the daughter of Francis Crisman and Pearl Virginia Boxwell Campbell.
She was a supervisor at Doubleday & Co. and retired in 1987 after 30 years.
She was a member of Crums United Methodist Church for 60 years.
She married Grantham R. Fiddler on Dec. 9, 1939, in Stephens City. Mr. Fiddler died Jan. 6, 1981.
Surviving are three sons, Thomas L. Fiddler of Purcellville, Robert G. Fiddler of Berryville, and George C. Fiddler of Warsaw; a daughter, Patricia F. Cobb of Falls Church; five sisters, Dorothy Wilson and Betty Dillard, both of Winchester, Catherine Vickers of Columbus, Ohio, Colleen Himelwright of Damascus, Md., and Patricia Henderson of Charlottesville; a brother, Richard Campbell of Reno, Nev.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Crums United Methodist Church, Berryville, with the Rev. Harvey L. Warnick officiating. Burial will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Robert G. Fiddler Jr., Darrin L. Fiddler, Christopher G. Cobb, Eric L. Fiddler, Jason T. Fiddler, and Jack D. Hardesty.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to John H. Enders Fire & Rescue Company, 9 S. Buckmarsh St., Berryville 22611 or to Crums United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2832 Crums Church Road, Berryville.
Charlotte Spaid, 76, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., formerly of Lancaster County, Pa., and Winchester, died Oct. 17, 2000, at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, Pa.
Mrs. Spaid was born in Conoy Township, Pa., the daughter of Christian and Violet Collins Charles.
She worked as a bookkeeper at Norristown Auto Parts and had been in the Civil Air Patrol during World War II.
She was a 45-year member of Plymouth Meeting Evangelical Congregational Church and a member of the Christian Endeavor Society.
She was married to Eldon S. Spaid.
Surviving with her husband, are a son, Larry K. Spaid of West Chester, Pa.; a daughter, Barbara Ann Halter of Philadelphia; two sisters, Beulah Kain Hoffines of Rheems, Pa., and Martha C. Sensenig of Manheim, Pa.; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
A funeral was Oct. 21, 2000, in George Washington Memorial Park Chapel, Plymouth, Pa.
LaRoy Dean Jr.
LaRoy Dean Jr., 79, of Purcellville died Wednesday Nov. 29, 2000, in Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal.
Mr. Dean was born Aug. 11, 1921 in Michigan, the son of Frances Elizabeth Beebee and LaRoy Dean Sr.
He was a retired executive for Amoco.
Survivors include his wife, Duane Irene Harman Dean of Purcellville; a son, Christopher Gregory Dean of Stephens City; two daughters, Sherry Ann Cansler of Bethesda, Md., and Wesley Candyce Allen of Purcellville; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements with Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, Front Royal, are incomplete.
Shelby G. Clem
Shelby Gene Clem, 62, of Strasburg died Thursday Nov. 30, 2000, in the Winchester Medical Center.
Mr. Clem was born Nov. 19, 1938, in Marlboro, the son of Melvin Arthur and Bessie Blanche Ryman Clem Sr.
He was a member of Laurel Hill Christian Church and attended St. John’s Lutheran Church.
He was self-employed and a seasonal truck driver for Glaize Orchards, vice president of Strasburg Young Farmers, honorary member of Strasburg Volunteer Fire Department, member of Board of Directors of Massanutten Antique Tractor Club and member of Shenandoah County Farm Bureau.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Elizabeth McIlwee Clem; a daughter, Vicki Elizabeth Clem of Strasburg; a son Timothy Gene Clem of Strasburg; two brothers, Willard L. Clem and Melvin A “Buster” Clem Jr., both of Strasburg; and two sisters, Judy A Drummond and Janet L. Smith, both of Strasburg.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg, with Pastor Lynn Bechdolt officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Mountain Falls.
Pallbearers will be Phil Stickley, Carl Cook, Curtis Sherman, Roger Hockman, Wes Hockman, Raymond Elbon, Charles “Sonny” Lockhart Jr., Philip Glaize Jr., and Floyd Himelright.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials may be made to Strasburg Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 347, Strasburg, 22657 or Strasburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 105, Strasburg.
Laura I. Saville
Laura Irene Saville, 85, of HC-77, Box 11, Rio, W.Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Saville was born Feb. 22, 1915, in Kirby, W.Va., the daughter of Walter L. and Elsia Ruckman Bean. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Hott’s Chapel United Methodist Church, the Ladies Aide, and the Kirby American Legion Auxiliary, all in Kirby.
She was married to Roy V. Saville, who died June 2, 1987.
Surviving are three sons, Victor Saville of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Harold Saville and Larry Saville, both of Rio; two daughters, Zanna Mathias of Augusta, W.Va., and Linda Helmick of Florida; a sister, Una Hott of Rio; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in McKee Funeral Home, Augusta, with Brother William Fout officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Augusta.
Pallbearers will be Ken Saville, Rick Strother, Tommy Mathias, Darren Saville, Jeff Mathias, and Jeff Mathias II.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hott’s Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Eileen Hott, HC-79, Box 68, Romney, W.Va. 26757.