Edward L. Beightol Jr.
Edward L. Beightol Jr., 66, of 255 Robin Hood Circle, Winchester, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mr. Beightol was born May 8, 1934, in Cumberland, Md., the son of Edward L. Beightol Sr. and Mabel Louise Smith Beightol. He was the former owner and president of Forecast Furniture Inc., and worked as a salesman at Heilig-Meyers Furniture Co.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Middletown.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in pre-med from the University of Maryland. In 1957, he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers.
Surviving, in addition to his father, of Winchester, are his companion of 29 years, Wilda Furr; three sons, Larry A. Beightol and Lance A. Beightol, both of Richmond, and Edward L. Beightol III of Winchester; three daughters, Bonnie B. Jones of Bluemont, Brenda A. Bowen of Stephenson, and Beth L. Riser of Denver; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Cheryl E. Baker of Clearbrook and Barbara L. Krampf of Cumberland; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel at 1260 Front Royal Pike with the Revs. David R. Brosnan and Susan S. Garrett officiating. Burial will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Terry LaRue, John Copeland, David Green, Bill McCrary, Richard DuVall, Bruce Cartwright, Rick Nelson, and Donald Jones.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 202 N. Washington St., Winchester, Va. 22601 or to Grace United Methodist Church, c/o Organ Fund, 7882 Main St., Middletown, Va. 22645.
H. Jackson Benner Sr.
Herman Jackson “Jack” Benner, 66, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at his home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Mr. Benner was born Jan. 27, 1934, in Winchester, the son of Roy H. Benner Sr. and Eva Cooper Renner. He retired two years ago as president of maintenance for Quality Carrier.
Mr. Benner served in the Air Force during Korea. He also served six years with the 167th Tactical Airlift Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard in Martinsburg.
He was a member of the Church of God, the Izaak Walton League, the War Memorial Park Board, and the National Rifle Association. He served as first captain in the Berkeley County Police Reserve.
He married Faith Mason Benner 45 years ago.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Herman Jake Benner Jr. of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; a daughter, Sheila Faircloth of Martinsburg; and two grandchildren whom he helped raise, Jacob Benner of Cherry Run, W.Va., and Jason Benner of Martinsburg.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with the Rev. Harold Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Church of God, 405 Van Metre Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401 or Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.
Dewey V. Shockey
Dewey V. Shockey, 62, of Falcon Way, Winchester, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Shockey was born April 28, 1938, in Hardy County, W.Va., the son of Seymour and Nellie Shoemaker Shockey. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was married to Patty Sites Shockey.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Kevin Shockey of Strasburg; two daughters, Connie Conner and Tamara Shockey, both of Stephens City; five brothers, Roy Shockey and Jerry Shockey, both of Old Fields, W.Va., Daniel Shockey and Raymond Shockey, both of Moorefield, W.Va., and Boyd Shockey of Brandywine, W.Va.; two sisters, Nancy Whetzel of Moorefield and Alice Shingleton of Old Fields; and six grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bethel Cemetery at Old Fields, with the Rev. Ken Owens officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Fraley Funeral Home in Moorefield.
Ollie H. Tuck
Ollie Herman Tuck, 94, of Front Royal, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at the Hilltop House in Winchester.
Mr. Tuck was born Nov. 23, 1905, in Sandy Level in Pittsylvania County, the son of Morman Franklin and Sallie Hatchett Tuck. He was retired from FMC Corp. in Front Royal and was an avid gardener.
Surviving are two daughters, Margarette Tuck Perroro of Front Royal and Juanita Tuck Smith of Berryville; four sisters, Doris Williamson of Lynchburg, Louise Shelton of Grenta, Jean Willis of Emporia, and Lodema Hunt of Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, Clyde Tuck of Gretna; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Prospect Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Jerry Young officiating.
The family will receive friends at Maddox Funeral Home today and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Averyl E. Combs
Averyl E. Combs, 76, of First Street, Inwood, W.Va., died Friday, July 28, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Combs was born March 17, 1924, in Stephens City, the daughter of Harry D. and Iola Elizabeth Robinson Warren.
She had worked in the finishing department of Cooper-Abex Corp.
She attended Bunker Hill Brethren in Christ Church.
She married Lonnie Wilson Combs Jr. on Sept. 16, 1944, in Winchester. Mr. Combs died Sept. 3, 1985.
Surviving are a son, Ronald Lee Combs of Inwood; two daughters, Bonnie Jo Lantz of Inwood and Dr. Penny Roxanne Lane of Rota, Spain; three sisters, Dorothy M. Collins of Winchester, and Evelyn Marie Stow and Katheryn E. McCullough, both of Virginia Beach; a brother, Wayne B. Warren of Winchester; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home, with the Rev. Raymond Martin and the Rev. Don Chandler officiating. Burial will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Tim Miller, Andy Russell, Gerry Amt, Maynard Rotruck, Carl Fredman, and Doug Kennard.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; to Bunker Hill Brethren in Christ Church, Route 2, Box 110, Bunker Hill, W.Va. 25413; or to South Berkeley Baptist Church, Hardy Drive, Inwood, W.Va. 25428.
Constance G. Garner
Constance Gibson Garner, 78, Berryville, formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Rose Hill Nursing Home, Berryville.
Mrs. Garner was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Trueman, Ark., the daughter of Benjamin and Ila B. Folks Gibson.
She was a civilian secretary with the Air Force at the Pentagon and had retired.
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Martinsburg.
She was married to Marcus Lee Garner.
Surviving are a son, Marcus Lee Garner Jr. of Hedgesville, W.Va.; two daughters, Karen Ann Garner of San Leandro, Calif., and Terry Garner Buenzle of Great Falls; a sister, Virginia G. Waggoner of Westland, Mich.; and two grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Di Bacco officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.
Nellie M. Hinkle
Nellie Mauzy Hinkle, 95, of Fairfax, formerly of Dayton and Frederick County, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, in Burke Health Care Center.
Mrs. Hinkle was born July 4, 1905, in Frederick County, the daughter of George William and Alverna Moreland Mauzy.
She graduated from Shenandoah Collegiate Institute in 1927 and taught in Frederick County Public Schools for three years. With her husband, they served pastorates for the United Brethren in Christ at Mt. Zion, Augusta County, the Great Cacapon Charge, Berkeley County, W.Va., and the Riverton Charge, Pendleton County, W.Va.
After leaving the pastoral ministry they traveled for seven years in nondenominational evangelistic ministry.
She lived in Dayton for 52 years. She operated Hinkle’s Card Shop for several years and later managed the office of their advertising specialty firm, John Ray Hinkle C.A. Service, for more than 20 years.
She and her husband published the “Our Bible Series.”
She married the Rev. John Ray Hinkle on April 1, 1933. The Rev. Hinkle died Nov. 14, 1992.
Surviving are a daughter, Sarah Hinkle Warner of Fairfax; a son, John David Hinkle of Winchester; and four grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Daniel B. Suter officiating. Burial will be in Dayton Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10023.
Walter R. Widmyer
Walter Ralph Widmyer, 87, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mr. Widmyer was born March 9, 1913, in Ridersville, W.Va., the son of Clarence Vermont and Hattie Close Widmeyer.
He was a lifelong farmer of Morgan County and an educator for 47 years. He retired from the Morgan County School System in 1978.
He attended New Hope Elementary School and graduated in 1930 from Bath District High School, Berkeley Springs. He earned his teaching certificate from Shepherd College and taught at Mt. Vernon School, Bath District, and later at Mt. Airy School, Allen District. He was principal of New Hope School and after the county unit system was adopted, he taught fifth grade at Mt. Wesley School where he later was principal.
He was principal of Berkeley Springs grade school and then of the W. Ralph Widmyer Elementary School, dedicated to him on Jan. 30, 1977.
He earned a Masters degree in educational administration from George Washington University and attended Marshall University and West Virginia University.
He was the last living charter member of the Berkeley Springs Lions Club, which he helped to found in 1945. He was president from 1947 to 1948 and recognized for 54 years of perfect attendance. He was named a Melvin Jones Fellow and received the Leonard Jarrett West Virginia Sight Foundation Award.
He was vice president, secretary, and treasurer of Morgan County War Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and active in fund raising for the hospital.
He was an active volunteer with Morgan County Senior Life Services and Meals on Wheels.
In 1977, Governor Rockefeller named him West Virginia’s Most Outstanding Humanitarian.
He was a volunteer with the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society and president of Morgan County Retired School Personnel. He was a life member of the P.T.A. and a mentor with the PASS program.
He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs, where he was Sunday school teacher and superintendent.
He was married to Ora Alverta Hawvermale, who died Dec. 28, 1991.
Surviving are a son, Warren Harris Widmyer of Orange; a foster sister, Ardath “Peggy” Hevener of Berkeley Springs; and two granddaughters.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at W. Ralph Widmyer Elementary School, Berkeley Springs, with Pastor James L. McMahan and Pastor Kelly Scott officiating. Burial will be private in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.
Memorials may be made to the War Memorial Hospital, 1124 Fairfax St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.
Gloria L. Bean
Gloria Lillian Bean, 76, of Inwood, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Bean was born Sept. 25, 1923, in Murfreesboro, Tenn., the daughter of Monroe and Nellie Todd Curlee.
She was retired and had worked at Howard Johnson, C.H. Musselman Co., and Knouse Foods.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
She married Clyde W. Bean on July 16, 1943. Mr. Bean died Aug. 8, 1990.
Surviving are three sons, Larry Bean of Inwood, and Michael Bean and Stephen Bean, both of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; three daughters, Shirley Wertz of Johnstown, Pa., Margaret Ways of Bunker Hill, and Kathryn Porter of Scottdale, Pa.; a sister, Rachel Watson of Murfreesboro; a brother, Edmund Curlee of Murfreesboro; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at South Berkeley Chapel, Inwood, with Dr. Thomas Huff officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery, Baker, W.Va.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.
Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, is handling arrangements.
Julia C. Butler
Julia Carey Butler, 77, of Newport News, died Friday, June 30, 2000, in Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News.
Mrs. Butler was born in Virginia, the daughter of Col. Edwin and Julia Carey. She was a resident of Newport News for 45 years.
She was a graduate of Hampton High School and Raven Hill Academy of Leonardtown, Pa.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Guild of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, the P.E.O. Sisterhood, AG Chapter; the Warwick Garden Club, Riverside Auxiliary; the Ft. Monroe Chapter of Army Daughters; and the James River Country Club.
She was married to Sherwood Lee Butler for 45 years.
Surviving with her husband are two sons, Michael Lee Butler of Winchester and John Henry Butler of Hampton; two brothers, Col. William Carey of Poquoson and Col. John Carey of Tampa, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 12 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Peninsula Catholic High School, Newport News.
Peninsula Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Ruhamah W. Henshaw
Ruhamah Wilson Henshaw, 87, of The Willows, 1881 Harvest Drive, Winchester, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Miss Henshaw was born March 12, 1913, in Berkeley County, W.Va., the daughter of Samuel Smith and Mae Kimmel Henshaw.
She was a nursing supervisor at the Medical College of Virginia for 35 years.
She was a 1932 graduate of Berryville High School and a 1936 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia School of Nursing.
She was a lifetime member of Stones Chapel Presbyterian Church. She was a member of Fort Loudoun Chapter of the DAR of Winchester, the Ladies Civic League of Winchester, and the Medical College of Virginia Alumni.
Surviving is a sister, Mary K. Kelso of Buffalo, N.Y.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville, with the Rev. Dan McCoig officiating.
Memorials may be made to Fort Loudoun Chapter of the DAR, School of Nursing Scholarship, c/o Susan Pettit, 1629 Whittier Ave., Winchester 22601-2830.
Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville, is handling arrangements.
Martin A. Ross
Martin Allen Ross, 52, of North Cameron Street, Winchester, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, in a local nursing home.
Mr. Ross was born March 27, 1948, the son of Lyle and Martha Ellen Ross.
He had been cared for by Tom and Alice Polk of Woodstock.
A private service is planned.
Jones Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Sara M. Seal
Sara M. Seal, 82, of Canterbury Road, Stephens City, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Seal was born Nov. 12, 1917, in Connellsville, Pa., the daughter of Samuel and Bertha sMorrison Fullem.
She had worked as a waitress at the Robert E. Lee restaurant and was a member of Refuge United Methodist Church.
She married John E. Seal on Aug. 15, 1959, in Madison.
Surviving with her husband are a son, James Smith of Connellsville; a daughter, Diane Ratai of Connellsville; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
A son, Robert Smith, and a daughter, Margaret Stasko, are deceased.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home, with the Rev. William C. Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Refuge United Methodist Church Cemetery, Stephens City.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Rebecca C. Good
Rebecca Compton Henson Good, 78, of Front Royal, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Susan B. Miller Nursing Home, Woodstock.
Mrs. Good was born Nov. 24, 1921, in Warren County, the daughter of Walter I. and Lucille Compton Henson.
She was a graduate of Warren County High School and Roller Business College. She attended Lord Fairfax Community College and Shenandoah University. She received a CG from the National Board of Certification for Professional Genealogists.
She was a secretary and in 1971 became a professional genealogist.
She collaborated on a guide book for genealogical research in the Shenandoah Valley entitled “Finding Your People.” She was an editor and publisher of “Marriage Bonds of Warren County, Virginia” and “Marriage Bonds of Frederick County, Virginia.”
She wrote a series of newspaper articles for the 1976 Bicentennial celebration and edited a new edition of the history of Front Royal United Methodist Church.
She was a charter member of Warren Heritage Society, where she was instrumental in establishing an archives, and wrote the pageant for the first Festival of Leaves in Front Royal.
She was recognized by the Shenandoah University Community History Project with a plaque for her work in local history and genealogy.
She was an active member of Front Royal United Methodist Church and president of the Women’s Society. She was a member of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. She was an avid gardener and had been a member of South Warren Garden Club.
She was married to Leslie E. “Bill” Good, who died May 1, 1997.
Surviving are a daughter, Karen Cooper of Woodstock; a son, Philip Good of Reliance; two brothers, Walter I. Henson Jr. of Warrenton and Joseph Richard Henson of New Hope; and three grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Front Royal United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Cynthia Corley officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, Front Royal.
Memorials may be made to Front Royal United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 142, Front Royal 22630; to Warren Heritage Society, 101 Chester St., Front Royal 22630; or to Handley Regional Library, P.O. Box 58, Winchester 22604.
Estella Lee Davis
Estella Lee Davis, 83, of Yale Drive, Winchester, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Davis was born Feb. 4, 1917, in Milford, Texas, the daughter of Amos and Nora Ethel Sutton Chandler.
She was a member of Berryville Presbyterian Church and the Association of Retarded Citizens of the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
She married Griffin Leon Davis on Oct. 4, 1935, in Files Valley, Texas.
Surviving with her husband are three sons, Griffin Leon Davis Jr. of Thornburg, George Lynn Davis of Plano, Texas, and Gerald Lee Davis of Winchester; three sisters, Jewel Earles of Mansfield, Texas, Mary Sue McMullen of Fort Worth, Texas, and Lois Lynch of Itasca, Texas; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jones Funeral Home, with the Rev. Carlyle McDonald officiating. Burial will be private in Mount Hebron Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Rose Memorial Foundation, 549 Valley Mill Road, Winchester 22602, or to Northwestern Workshop, 828 Smithfield Ave., Winchester 22601.
Earl Saville Jr.
Earl Saville Jr., 82, of HC 78-Box 87AA, Augusta, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, in Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md.
Mr. Saville was born Dec. 22, 1918, in Hampshire County, W.Va., the son of Earl and Mayme Moreland Saville.
He retired from Rockland County Light & Gas Co. in Spring Valley, N.Y.
He was a member of Romney Assembly of God, Romney, W.Va., and attended Peoples Country Church in Winchester.
He was married to Vera Winters.
Surviving with his wife are a son, Gary R. Saville of Romney; a daughter, Lois Hockensmith of Romney; a sister, Una Mae Foglio of Ormond Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Central United Methodist Church, Loom, W.Va., with Dr. J.P. Roby and the Rev. Patrick Kerr officiating. Burial will be in Central Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robert Saville, John Saville, James Moreland, Glenn Shanholtz, Denny Lupton, and Bill Emmart.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Giffin Funeral Home, Capon Bridge, W.Va.