Irene D. Brown
Irene D. Brown, 77, of Chestnut Grove Road in Winchester died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, in the Winchester Medical Center.
Born July 23, 1923, in Gainesboro, she was the daughter of William Cleveland and Ursula Robinson Davis. She had worked as a receptionist at the Winchester Memorial Hospital.
In 1941 she married Edward Luther Dellinger who died in 1965. In 1968 she married James Franklin Brown who died in 1975.
Survivors include a son, Ronald C. Dellinger of Martinsburg, W. Va.; a daughter, Carol Adams of Winchester; a brother, Joseph N. Davis of Gainesboro; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Saturday Sept. 9 at Gainesboro Cemetery with the Rev. Anthony A. Wadsworth officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Gainesboro Cemetery Association, c/o Mary Cooper, 210 Chestnut Grove Road, Winchester, Va. 22603.
Lyle W. Butler Sr.
Lyle William Butler Sr., 89, of 5246 Grove St., Stephens City, died Saturday Sept. 9, 2000, in a local nursing home.
Born April 21, 1911 in Flint Hill, Va., he was the son of Robert Lee and Lillian Moulden Butler.
He was manager of Carter Hall Farm in Millwood for more than 25 years.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Margaret White Butler; a son, Lyle W. Butler Jr. of Fort Smith, Ark.; a daughter, Eleanor B. Bailey of Winchester; two sisters, Dorothy Russell of Brucetown and Eleanor Butler of Warrenton; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Hebron Cemetery in Winchester with the Rev. Daniel A. Raymond officiating.
Pallbearers will be Earl Bailey, Archie Bell, Steve Cook, Phillip Cunningham, Snowden Bell, and Arthur Cunningham.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the Enders and Shirley Funeral Home in Stephens City.
Memorials may be made to the Millwood United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 123, Millwood, Va. 22646 and to the Stephens City Fire and Rescue Co., P.O. Box 253, Stephens City, Va. 22655.
Vernon L. Clark
Vernon Lee Clark, 67, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at his home.
Born April 24, 1933, he was the son of Norman Lorenza and Julia Delores Thompson Clark.
He was a member of the Alpine United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs. He was also a member of the Teamsters Local 982 and the A.A.R.P. He attended public schools in Morgan County, W.Va.
He was a truck driver with T.H. Compton in Berkeley Springs, Charleton Brothers and D.M. Bowman, both in Hagerstown, Md., Highway Petroleum in Hancock, Md., and the Fulton Co. in Stephens City. He owned and operated V. J. Clark Excavating Co. in Berkeley Springs. He retired in 1989.
He served in the U.S. Army from Aug. 18, 1953, until June 23, 1955, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Survivors include his former wife, Sarah Elizabeth Starliper Carr Clark of Berkeley Springs; four daughters, Delores Carr of Martinsburg, W.Va., Amy Carr and Cheryl Smith of Berkeley Springs, and Drema Lloyd of Hagerstown; two sons, Russell Carr of Berkeley Springs and Todd Carr of Hedgesville, W.Va.; one brother, James Clark of Berkeley Springs; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs with Rev. Hennis H. Fox officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Tri-state Honor Guard will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Sleepy Creek, W.Va.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W. Va. 25401.
Charles W. W. George
Charles Woodrow Wilson George, 87, of Stephens City, died Sept. 9, 2000.
Mr. George had been the huntsman for the Middleburg Hunt from 1933 until his retirement in 1970.
Survivors include a daugher, Alma Anderson of Fredericksburg; a son, Charles ”Billy” George of Stephens City; one sister, Flora Myers of Alexandria; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Middleburg Memorial Cemetery in Middleburg.
The family will receive friends at the Royston Funeral in Middleburg from 7 to 9 tonight.
Douglas L. Rand
Douglas L. Rand, 50, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Thursday Sept. 7, 2000 in the Winchester Medical Center.
He was born June 17, 1950, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Raymond L. and Betty J. Proctor Rand. He was a production worker for General Motors.
Survivors in addition to his mother of Van Nuys, Calif. include a sister, Cindy L. Heath of Los Angeles, and a brother, James L. Rand of Los Angeles.
Arrangements are being handled by Jones Funeral Home in Winchester.
Louise R. Seering
Louise Rhoades Seering, 79, of 4104 N. 27th Road, Arlington, died Friday Sept. 8, 2000, at her home.
She was born Sept. 19, 1920, in Lebanon Church and was the daughter of Mary Rhoades Himelright. She was a graduate of Strasburg High School, a member of Lebanon Lutheran Church and the Order of the Eastern Star Arlington Chapter #39, and was retired from the Internal Revenue Service.
She was the wife of the late Ernest G. Seering.
Survivors include a half brother, Don R. Himelright Sr. of Lebanon Church; and a niece, Ramona Rhoades March of Los Angeles,Calif.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stover Funeral Home in Strasburg with the Rev. Lee Brumback officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the service.
Memorials may be made to the Lebanon Lutheran Church or the Order of the Eastern Star Arlington Chapter #39.
Floyd W. Smelser
Floyd Willard Smelser, 59, of Front Royal died Sunday Sept. 10, 2000, at his residence.
Born Jan. 1, 1941, in Wythe County, he was the son of Hazel Geneva Jones and Wilbur Blaine Smelser. He was retired from William E. Foley Plumbing in Fairfax.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Todd Smelser and Myron Shane Smelser, both of Front Royal; a daughter, Tammy Diane Smelser Griffith of Front Royal; two brothers, Daugherty Smelser of Lorton and Ronnie Smelser of Annandale; five sisters, Peggy S. Willard of Fredericksburg, Mary Heldrith of Clator Lake, Beck Gordon of Wytheville, JoAnn Martin and Nancy Brooks, both of Radford.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home in Front Royal with the Rev. Jack Saul officiating.
Entombment will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Waterlick.
Pallbearers will be W. Ozzie Cole, James Burcous, Butch Hedge, Johnny Duncan, Scott Willard, and Robert Grubb.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Relay for Life, c/o Lori Norton, Warren Memorial Hospital, 1000 N. Shenandoah Ave., Front Royal, Va. 22630.
Sybil E. Steele
Sybil Elizabeth Steele, 69, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, in the Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va.
She was born April 7, 1931, in Arlington, the daughter of George M. and Helen Reagan Will. She was a member of the Richland Baptist Church and the Stafford County Enon Senior Center.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Dallas D. Steele Jr. of Stafford; two sons, Michael D. Steele of Fairfax and Dallas D. Steele III of Dale City.; four daughters, Marion P. Jackson of Frederick, Md., Kippy S. Horak and Lisa S. McDonald, both of Winchester, and Vicki L. Pratt of Fredericksburg; one sister, Marie Burrage of Triangle; 34 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Richland Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Bethany officiating. Burial will follow in the Richland Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service Fredericksburg Chapel.
Joyce A. Bell
Joyce Ann Bell, 33, of 223 Short St., Front Royal, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Miss Bell was born Nov. 29, 1965, in Fauquier County, the daughter of Lester Ewell and Lucille Porter James.
Surviving are two daughters, Jennifer Bell and Annette Bell, both of Front Royal; a son, Gary Bell of Front Royal; four sisters, Irene Ogilvie and Gertie Jackson, both of Winchester, Betty Ann Carter of Front Royal, and Laura Fisher Smith of Marshall; and two brothers, Gilbert Caison and Joseph Bell, both of Front Royal.
A funeral will be at noon Saturday at Cartwright Funeral Home. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery, Front Royal.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.
Kenneth E. Burks Sr.
Kenneth Eugene Burks Sr., 66, of 21 E. Monmouth St., Winchester, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, in Rose Hill Nursing Home, Berryville.
Mr. Burks was born May 21, 1934, in Middletown, the son of Mitchell and Sadie Ashby Burks.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 20 years.
He was married to Hattie Grace Christian.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Kenneth E. Burks Jr. of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Willie C. Hill Jr. of Winchester; two daughters, Lettie H. Burks of Winchester and Jane Rena Burks of Stephens City; three sisters, Margaret Williams and Maggie Grimes, both of Cleveland, and Betty Burks of Winchester; two brothers, Floyd Burks Sr. and Robert Burks, both of Cleveland; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cartwright Funeral Home, with Pastor Gilbert M. Mack Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Orrick Cemetery, Winchester.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Cartwright Funeral Home, 232 E. Fairfax Lane, Winchester 22601.
Rixey V. Frye
Rixey Virginia Frye, 91, of Flint Hill, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, in Heritage Hall Health Care Center, Front Royal.
Mrs. Frye was born May 6, 1909, in Flint Hill, the daughter of Sarah E. Foster and Thomas Riley.
She was married to James N. Frye. Her first husband was Milton Walters.
Surviving are three sons, Howard E. Walters of Huntly, James E. Frye of Glouchester, Mass., and Bobby Frye of Castelton; four daughters, Sarah Foster, Emma Clifton, and Ella Eubank, all of Front Royal, and Lucy Rutherford of Huntly; two brothers, Floyd Riley of Front Royal and P.J. “Tinker” Riley of White Post; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren;
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Flint Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Merlin Shorb officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, Front Royal.
Memorials may be made to Flint Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 97, Flint Hill 22627; or to Heritage Hall Health Care, 400 W. Strasburg Road, Front Royal 22630.
Dorothy E. Fulton
Dorothy Ellen “Dot” Fulton, 69, of Bowling Green Road, Front Royal, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Fulton was born Nov. 7, 1930, in Strasburg, the daughter of Luther and Mildred Fleet Henry.
She was vice president of Arthur H. Fulton Inc. and retired in 1991. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stephens City.
She was a member of Crime Solvers of Winchester and a board member of Timber Ridge School. She was an active supporter of Randolph Macon Academy and was awarded an honorary diploma from the school on June 3, 2000.
She married Arthur H. Fulton on June 2, 1952, in Front Royal.
Surviving with her husband are her mother, Mildred Fleet Henry Ballard of Winchester; two daughters, Kathryn Fulton Davis of Bakersfield, Calif., and Marietta “Missie” Schmidt of Winchester; three sons, Robert H. Fulton of West Cliff, Colo., James Thomas Fulton of Eden, N.C., and John Harold Fulton of Mechanicsville; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. John Ericson officiating.
Memorials may be made to Timber Ridge School, 1463 New Hope Road, Cross Junction 22625; or to Randolph Macon Academy, 200 Academy Drive, Front Royal 22630.
Jones Funeral Home, Stephens City, is handling arrangements.
Mary J. Gipp
Mary Jane Ambrose Gipp, 71, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Mrs. Gipp was born Aug. 25, 1929, in Roper, N.C., the daughter of Lelard Herbert and Jamie Bertie Chesson Ambrose.
She worked as a bank teller with Morgan County Bank, American Security & Trust, Seaboard Citizens Bank, and with the Census Bureau Branch of Suburban Trust. She was a disc jockey at WCST Radio in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
She graduated from Roper High School in 1947 and was the valedictorian of her class. She was of the Lutheran Faith, Missouri Synod.
She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose Chapter 1311 and the Ladies Auxiliary of Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post 60. She was a former district president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Risinger-Stotler V.F.W. Post 4019.
She was married to Earl William Gipp.
Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Iris Ann Stamper of Prince Frederick, Md., and Karen E. Nagel of Great Cacapon; two sisters, Eula Lee Spruill of Edenton, N.C., and Doris Sharp of Ahoskie, N.C.; a brother, Herbert Ambrose of Warrenton; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at Ft. Myer Chapel, Ft. Myer. Entombment will be in Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium.
The family will receive friends at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Risinger-Stotler V.F.W. Post 4019, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va.; or to the Ladies Auxiliary Cancer Fund, c/o Risinger-Stotler V.F.W. Post 4019, Route 5, Box 9710, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.
Arrangements are being handled by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.
Nancy D. Levi
Nancy Dodson Levi, 71, of 406 Academy St., Berryville, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Dodson was born April 3, 1929, in Frederick County, the daughter of Robert M. and Sarah Fishpaw Dodson.
She was a member of Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church.
She married Ammie Marshall Levi on March 18, 1956, in Kernstown. Mr. Levi died Oct. 12, 1979.
Surviving are a daughter, Sarah “Sally” M. Levi of Berryville; a son, Robert M. Levi of Frederick County; and two granddaughters.
A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville, with the Rev. Harvey L. Warnick officiating.
Memorials may be made to Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Marilyn McLain, Route 2, Box 4062, Berryville 22611.
Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville, is handling arrangements.
Jack C. Vaughan Jr.
Jack Cecil Vaughan Jr., 79, of Orange, formerly of Winchester, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville.
Mr. Vaughn was born July 7, 1921, in Cedarville, the son of Jack Cecil and Addie Miller Vaughan.
He was retired from Virginia Metal Products.
He was a member of Gordonsville V.F.W. Post 7638, the Eagles Club of Winchester, and the C.C. Camps.
He was a Navy veteran and served aboard the USS Arkansas during World War II. He was a Pearl Harbor and D-Day survivor and participated in the liberation of the Philippines.
He was married to Virginia F. Vaughan.
Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Judy V. Sykes of Orange; a stepdaughter, Juanita D. Roush of Unionville; two sons, Edward Jack Vaughan of Stafford and Eric Wade Vaughan of Orange; a stepson, Bruce Odell Dyer of King George; a brother, Charles Vaughan of Berryville; three sisters, Pauline Frye, Naomi Royston, and Nellie Grove, all of Winchester; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Sue Vaughan, is deceased.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Preddy Funeral Home, Orange, with Brother James Omie Shifflett and Brother Wayne Knight officiating.
Burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Green Hill Cemetery, Stephens City, with full military honors accorded by V.F.W. Post 2123 of Winchester.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
L. Simon Jenkins
L. Simon Jenkins, 71, of Winchester, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, in Shawnee Springs Nursing Home, Winchester.
Mr. Jenkins was born Sept. 29, 1928, in Gaylord, Clarke County, the son of William Lester and Lillie Alice Sours Jenkins
He was an Army veteran.
He was married to Dorothy Virginia Campbell.
Surviving with his wife of Kearneysville, W.Va., are two daughters, Barbara Ann Gavin of Aiken, S.C., and Linda Mae Laureigh of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three sons, Lester Eugene Jenkins and Alan Edward Jenkins, both of Martinsburg, and Benny Lee Jenkins of Kearneysville; six sisters, Lillie Mae Milburn of Summit Point, W.Va., Margaret M. Stickle, Ethel Mae Lam, and Dorothy L. Combs, all of Winchester, Elsie Katherine Leonard of Berryville, and Gladys Jenkins of Frederick County; four brothers, Roy J. Jenkins of Winchester, Charles E. Jenkins of White Post, J. Russell Jenkins of Berryville, and Leo William Jenkins of Rippon, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A son, Robert Theodore “Bobby” Jenkins, is deceased.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with Elder Steve Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arthur E. Ruffner Jr.
Arthur Edward “Ruffie” Ruffner Jr., 65, of 258 N. Franklin St., Strasburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in Hilltop House Home for Adults, Winchester.
Mr. Ruffner was born March 22, 1935, in Strasburg, the son of Arthur Edward and Dorothy Artz Ruffner. He was a steamfitter for Steamfitter’s Local 602 of Washington, D.C., for 30 years.
He was a graduate of Strasburg High School and a veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member of Strasburg Christian Church, Moose Lodge 403, and American Legion Post 77 of Strasburg.
Surviving with his mother, of Strasburg, are two sons, Randall L. Ruffner of Mt. Jackson and Todd E. Ruffner of Winchester; a brother, John E. Ruffner; a sister, Mollie Carper of Strasburg; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Riverview Cemetery, Strasburg, with the Rev. William Erbach officiating.
Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg, is handling arrangements.
Gregory D. Steiner
Gregory David Steiner, 50, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Steiner was born July 26, 1950, in Hagerstown, Md., the son of Jack and Marjorie Enid Musser Steiner.
He was a certified electrician and worked for Ellsworth Electric in Hagerstown for nine years. He had previously worked for Baker Electric of Hagerstown. He had first worked for U.S. Silica in Berkeley Springs for 15 years and then had owned a car repair shop in Berkeley Springs.
He was a 1968 graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School, Hagerstown.
He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 60, Junior Order of United American Mechanics Council 117, Moose Lodge 1483, and Legion of the Moose Gateway Lodge 196, all in Berkeley Springs.
He was married to Anna Mae Fleming.
Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Jacqueline S. Steiner of Martinsburg, W.Va.; a son, Lance G. Steiner of Martinsburg; five stepdaughters, Peggy S. Blattner, Sandra K. Gsell, Sherri L. Keller, and Virginia M. Weigle, all of Berkeley Springs, and Barbara A. Keller of Great Cacapon, W.Va.; a sister, Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Johnson of Glendale, Ariz.; a brother, Ronald L. Steiner of Berkeley Springs; and 11 grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Jackson and the Rev. Patrick J. Gillooly officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where a Moose Lodge memorial service will be at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Donna Biggert, 57 Merrywoods Drive, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.