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Gregory D. Steiner
1950-2000
Gregory David Steiner, 50, of Berkeley Springs died Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born July 26, 1950 at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of Marjorie Enid Musser Steiner of Berkeley Springs and the late Jack Steiner. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs. He was a 1968 graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School, Hagerstown. Following high school graduation, he worked with U.S. Silica in Berkeley Springs for 15 years. He then owned and operated an automobile repair shop in Berkeley Springs. He became a certified electrician and worked with Baker Electric, Winchester, VA and for the last nine years, had worked with Ellsworth Electric, Hagerstown. He was a member of Sons of the American Legion Squadron #60, Junior Order of United American Mechanics Council #117, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1483 and Legion of the Moose Gateway #196, all in Berkeley Springs. Surviving are his wife, Anna Mae Fleming Steiner, at home; one daughter, Jacqueline S. Steiner of Martinsburg, WV; one son, Lance G. Steiner of Martinsburg; five stepdaughters, Peggy S. Blattner, Sandra K. Gsell, Sherri L. Keller, Virginia M. Weigle, all of Berkeley Springs and Barbara A. Keller of Great Cacapon; one sister, Elizabeth A. "Betsy" Johnson of Glendale, AZ; one brother, Ronald L. Steiner of Berkeley Springs; 11 grandchildren; two nieces; two nephews and one great niece. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 8 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Jackson and Rev. Fr. Patrick J. Gillooly officiating. Interment was in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Donna Biggert, 57 Merrywoods Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Lolita C. Flynn
1931-2000
Lolita Chapman Flynn, 69, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at her home. Born February 6, 1931 at Millwood, VA, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Lucille Summerford Chapman. She returned to school in 1967 and went on to receive her bachelor of arts and later completed her course work for a master's degree in psychology at Queens College in New York. She had retired to her Sleepy Creek Farm. She was a strong proponent of literacy and a supporter of the Morgan County Public Library. A memorial fund will be established in her name to continue her work, with all donations going to the library. Surviving are three sons, Bryan Flynn of Marinette, WI, Stephen Flynn of Berkeley, CA and David Flynn of Annapolis, MD; three grandchildren, Meghan Flynn and Eamon Flynn, both of Marinette and Cooper Flynn of Berkeley; one brother, Michael Chapman of Fairfax, VA and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, preceding her in death were her husband, James Flynn; one sister, June Westmoreland and one brother, Jack Chapman. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 9 at the Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, with her sons officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Morgan County Public Library, 204 N. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. Arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Vernon L. Clark
1933-2000
Vernon Lee Clark, 67, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Saturday, September 9, 2000 at his home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born April 24, 1933 in Morgan County, WV, he was the son of the late Norman Lorenza and Julia Delores Thompson Clark. He was a member of Alpine United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs. He attended public schools in Morgan County. He was a member of A.A.R.P. and Teamsters Local #982, Hagerstown, MD. He served in the U.S. Army from August 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. He was a truck driver with T.H. Compton, Berkeley Springs, Charleton Brothers and D.M. Bowman, both in Hagerstown, Highway Petroleum, Hancock, MD and the Fulton Company, Stephens City, VA. He also owned and operated V.L. Clark Excavating Company in Berkeley Springs. He retired in 1989. Surviving are his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Starliper Carr Clark of Berkeley Springs; four daughters, Delores Carr of Martinsburg, Amy Carr and Cheryl Smith, both of Berkeley Springs and Drema Lloyd of Hagerstown; two sons, Russell Carr of Berkeley Springs and Todd Carr of Hedgesville, WV; one brother, James Clark of Berkeley Springs; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Coble, Brandon Carr, Aaron Carr and Garrett Smith, all of Berkeley Springs and Jessica Monroy of Martinsburg, WV; two nieces and one nephew. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Kathryn Virginia Clark. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with Rev. Hennis H. Fox officiating. Interment with graveside military honors provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard was in Bethel Cemetery, Sleepy Creek, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Joshua G. Place
1918-2000
Joshua Gore Place, 82, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, September 11, 2000 at the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA. He was born on May 7, 1918 in Frederick County, VA, a son of the late Robert E. and Effie Dick Place. He formerly owned and operated Place's Manufacturing Company in Cross Junction, VA. He had worked for the Virginia Department of Transportation and had worked for 14 years as a groundskeeper for Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Springs. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Cross Junction. He was the Sunday School Superintendent for 37 years. He was a member of the Union Chapel Methodist Men's Group, a charter member and the first president of the Gainesboro Ruritan Club and was active there for 43 years. He was a World War II veteran in the U.S. Army, member of the American Legion Post #60 in Berkeley Springs, member of the VFW Post #4019 in Berkeley Springs, UCT, and was a member of the Gainesboro, Reynolds Store, and South Morgan County Volunteer Fire Departments. Surviving are his wife, Goldie V. Whitacre whom he married August 10, 1939; three sons, Fremont R. Place and Edward T. Place, both of Winchester and David E. Place of Louisville, KY; one daughter, Helen Gess of Gerrardstown; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be on Thursday, September 14, at 2 p.m. at the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Cross Junction. Officiating will be Rev. Roger Powell and Rev. Anthony Wadsworth. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends today, Wednesday, September 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Giffin Funeral Home in Capon Bridge. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Cross Junction, VA 22625.

Charles E. Deneen
1935-2000
Charles Elwood "Jim" Deneen, 64, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Sunday, September 10, 2000 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born December 9, 1935 in Hancock, MD, he was the son of Ruth Alma Steiner Deneen of Berkeley Springs and the late Charles Gladstone "Hun" Deneen. He was a member of the Berkeley Springs Church of the Nazarene. He attended public schools in Hancock. He worked with U.S. Silica in Berkeley Springs during the 1970s and then worked as a heavy equipment operator. He retired in June 1999 from the National Fruit Product Company in Winchester, VA, where he had worked as a fork lift operator for the past 15 years. Surviving are his wife, Freda V. Michael Deneen, at home; two daughters, Patricia "Patti" Diehl of Hancock and Cheryl Clayton of Maryland; two sons, Charles Edward Deneen of Pembroke Pines, FL and Robert Crosen, Jr. of Greenwich, CT; four sisters, Sue A. Ayers, Delmont "Dodie" Hull and Evelyn Weller, all of Berkeley Springs and Mary Louise Truax of Williamsport, MD; two brothers, John Andrew Deneen of Hancock and Philip E. Deneen of Hedgesville, WV; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Jane Price and Ella M. Holler. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, September 13 at Berkeley Springs Church of the Nazarene, 915 Harrison Avenue, Berkeley Springs, with Rev. Rodney C. Truax and Rev. Alfred Woods officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Route 522 South, Berkeley Springs. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401. Arrangements were handled by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Mary J. Gipp
1929-2000
Mary Jane Ambrose Gipp, 71, of Great Cacapon, died on Monday, September 4, 2000 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born August 25, 1929 in Roper, NC, she was the daughter of the late Lelard Herbert and Jamie Bertie Chesson Ambrose. She was of the Lutheran Faith, Missouri Synod. She was a 1947 graduate of Roper High School, Roper, NC. She worked as a bank teller with American Security & Trust, Washington, DC, Seaboard Citizens Bank, Norfolk, VA and with the Census Bureau Branch of Suburban Trust, Suitland, MD. She moved to Great Cacapon in 1976 and worked with Morgan County Bank in Berkeley Springs. She worked as a disc jockey at WCST radio station in Berkeley Springs during the 1980s. She has been a homemaker in recent years. She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose Chapter #1311 and the Ladies Auxiliary of Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post #60, both in Berkeley Springs. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Risinger-Stotler Post #4019 in Berkeley Springs, where she had held various offices including district president. Surviving are her husband, Earl William Gipp, at home; two daughters, Iris Ann Stamper of Prince Frederick, MD and Karen E. Nagel of Great Cacapon; five grandchildren, Philip Stamper, Justin Stamper and Matthew Stamper, all of Prince Frederick, Christina Marie Kennedy of Fairmont and Stephanie R. Merchant of Front Royal, VA; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Eula Lee Spruill of Edenton, NC and Doris Sharp of Ahoskie, NC; one brother, Herbert Ambrose of Warrenton, VA and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Algie Blackwell, Ann Jennings and Raye Knox and two brothers, Julian Ambrose and Wilmer Ambrose. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Monday, September 18 at Ft. Myer Chapel, Ft. Myer, VA. Entombment will be in Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium, Arlington, VA. There will be a gathering of friends at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 17 at Risinger Stotler V.F.W. Post #4019, Route 522 south, Berkeley Springs, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV or to the Ladies Auxiliary Cancer Fund, c/o Risinger-Stotler V.F.W. Post #4019, Route 5, Box 9710, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. Arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Daniel R. Morena
1949-2000
Daniel Robert Morena, 50, of Shawneeland, VA, died Sunday, September 17, 2000 in the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA. He was born on November 13, 1949 in Baltimore, MD, the son of the late Pat Robert and Naomi Benton Morena. He was a courier for Piedmont Medical Lab. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the United States Army. Surviving are his wife, Frances Perry, whom he married April 28, 1995; one daughter, Amber Morena of Austin, TX; and three brothers, Robert F. John of Melbourne, FL, Robert E. John of Glen Rock, PA and Arthur R. John of Lititz, PA. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, September 20, at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, Winchester. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Cancer Association.

Hyla V. Nesmith
1902-2000
Hyla V. Nesmith, 98, of Yellow Spring, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at the Rose Hill Nursing Home in Berryville, VA. She was born February 9, 1902 in Capon Springs, a daughter of the late Oliver and Nettie Pangle LaFollette. She worked at Capon Springs & Farms in Capon Springs for over 40 years in the canning department. She was the oldest member of Hebron Lutheran Church in Yellow Spring. She was married to Alston J. Nesmith, who died on November 7, 1985. Surviving are two sons, Russell A. Nesmith of Wardensville and Clyde "Joe" Nesmith of Yellow Spring; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one step-grandchild; and two step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Donald R. Nesmith. A funeral service was conducted Saturday, September 16 at 1 p.m. at the Hebron Lutheran Church in Yellow Spring. Officiating were Pastor Richard Moll and Pastor R. Don Prange. Interment was in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hebron Lutheran Church, Yellow Spring, WV 26865 or to the Capon Springs Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 366, Capon Springs, WV 26823. Arrangements were by the Loy-Giffin Funeral Home in Wardensville.

Debra A. Longerbeam
1953-2000
Debra Ann Boden Longerbeam, 46, of Hancock, MD, died Saturday, September 16, 2000 at the Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, MD. Born December 23, 1953 in Berkeley Springs, WV, she was the daughter of Ruby B.L. Crouse Boden of Hancock and the late Elmer T. Boden. She was a supervisor for Rustoleum Corp., Williamsport, MD. Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Gary Wayne Longerbeam whom she married March 15, 1991; one daughter, Stephanie Ann Younker of Hancock; two sons, Larry Wayne Younker, Jr. of Falling Waters, WV and Troy Lynn Younker of Hancock; five sisters, Barbara VanMetre, Carol Yost, Glenda Pryor, Cindy Golden and Mellissa Lapinski, all of Hancock; one brother, Wayne Boden of Hancock; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in dearth by one brother, Keith Boden and one sister, Lois Ann Boden. Services were held on Tuesday, September 19 at 11 a.m. at the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock, with the Rev. Edward James officiating. Burial was in Parkhead Cemetery, Big Pool, MD.

Mary R. Bond
Mary Ruth Royal Steele Bond, 87, of Greensboro, NC, died Saturday, September 16, 2000, at Wesley Long Nursing Center. Born in Fentress Township, she was the daughter of the late Eli Royal and Martha McMasters Royal. She was a supervisor for the Londontown Manufacturing Company of Baltimore and Hancock, MD. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women of the church, Circle 1 and the Foust Bible Class. Surviving are one son, Millard K. Steele, Jr. of Climax, NC; one half sister, Mabel Lindley of Greensboro; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Millard Steele and Kenneth Bond; and one son, William L. Steele. A graveside service was held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 19 at Forest Lawn Cemetery, with Rev. Jim Purdy officiating. Hanes Lineberry Vanstory Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 1304 Merritt Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407.

Joseph R. Boutot
1946-2000
Joseph Ronald Boutot, 54, of Great Cacapon, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs. Born March 19, 1946, in Baker Brooke, New Brunswick, Canada, he was the son of Jeannette Bard Boutot of Baker Lake, New Brunswick and the late Willie Boutot. He attended the Paw Paw United Methodist Church. He was a building contractor and was a truck driver for J.B. Hunt. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose 1483. He is survived by his second wife, Connie Ziler Rockwell Boutot; two daughters, Patty Ann Lohr of Washington Court House, OH and Suzanne Boutot of Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island, NY; one stepdaughter, Jacilyn Harris of Seneca, MO; four stepsons, Coda Whitehead of Hill AFB, UT, William Whitehead of Biloxi, MS and Michael Whitehead and Shane Whitehead, both of Ocean Springs, MS; three sisters, Sister Mariam Boutot of Montreal, Canada, Pauline Cyr of Baker Lake and Monique Ouillette of Baker Brook; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rose Giatrais Boutot. Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 16 at Paw Paw United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nancy Ward officiating. Interment was in the Woodrow Cemetery, Paw Paw. Arrangements were by the Kimble Funeral Home, Paw Paw.

Harold H. McCullough
1908-2000
Harold "Mac" Hamilton McCullough, 92, died Sunday, September 17, 2000 at his home in Martinsburg. Born April 26, 1908 in Cherry Run, he was the son of the late Rev. Sam N. and Grace Newcomer McCullough. He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church and the Men's Bible Class. He was a member of the Transportation Communication International Union - Dist. 0403. He retired from the B&O Railroad as a telegraph operator in 1971. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Edith Clyburn McCullough; one son, John H. McCullough of Martinsburg; one daughter, Sandra Leiter of Falling Waters; one brother, Kenneth McCullough of Hagerstown, MD; one sister, Glenna Paden of Hagerstown; four grandchildren, Jonathan McCullough and Tami Albright, all of Martinsburg; Sonja Donivan of Falling Waters and Terri Britti of Fayetteville, PA; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Mavedell Payne. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, at Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

Joseph O. Bitner
1935-2000
Joseph Oliver Bitner, 65, of Hedgesville, WV, died Monday, September 18, 2000 at his home. Born in Washington County, MD, February 1, 1935, he was the son of the late Riley Daniel Bitner and Loretta Susan Warrenfeltz Bitner. He was employed as a carpenter-construction worker. He was a veteran. He was a member of the Church of Brethren in St. James, MD. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge in Martinsburg, WV. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Bradley Bitner; one daughter, Carla Jo Bitner, at home; three stepdaughters, Regina L. Merson of Leetown, WV, Christina R. Fraley of Inwood, WV and Melanie D. Merson of Hagerstown, MD; one stepson, Brian Earl Merson Jr. of Hedgesville; five sisters, Ruth Smith, Blanche M. Ebersole and Margaret J. Miles, all of Hagerstown, Evelyn Keebaugh of South Carolina and Many Coquesia Domer of Florida; two brothers, Walter Bitner of Hagerstown and Omer Bitner of Hedgesville; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard Bitner and Riley Bitner and three stepbrothers, Orville Bitner, Ray Bitner and Earl Bitner. Private services will be held at the home. Arrangements are by the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

John A. Ryner
1931-2000
John A. Ryner, 69, of Palmyra, PA died Monday, September 25, 2000 at the Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. Born July 21, 1931 in Mifflintown, PA, he was the son of the late Harry O. and Verna M. Pannabaker Ryner. He was retired with 30 years of service from Bell Telephone Company. He was a 1949 graduate of the Juniata High School. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Lebanon, PA and had served a mission in Family History in Salt Lake City, UT with the church. He was also a member of the Mifflintown American Legion; Mifflintown Masonic Lodge F. & A.M.; East Hanover Township (PA) Lions Club; Telephone Pioneers and was a member of the former Bell Telephone Square Club, Harrisburg, PA. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He liked cats and hunting. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Zellamae Hovermale Ryner; two sons, Larry Bivens of Falling Waters and Barry Bivens of Palmyra; one daughter, Sherry Simmons of Mercersburg, PA; one sister, Ona Jean Zook of Mifflin, PA; three grandsons; three granddaughters; one niece and one nephew. He was preceded in death by one brother. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, September 27, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 455 Church Road, Lebanon. Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Viewing 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Buse Funeral Home, 145 N. Grant Street, Palmyra. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Ina F. Leasure
Ina Fergerson Leasure, 73, of Huntsville, AL, died Friday, September 15, 2000. She was a longtime resident of Maryland before moving back to Madison County in 1997. Survivors include one daughter, Alesa Naymon of Hazel Green, AL; one son, David Wayne Ray of Hancock, MD; two brothers, Leo Fergerson and Alvin Fergerson, both of Huntsville; one sister, Inez Fergerson of Huntsville; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Myrtle Fergerson and father, Forrest Fergerson; one son, Roger E. Ray and one brother, Houston Fergerson. Funeral services were held Monday, September 18, at 11 a.m. at Spry Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Mardis officiating. Burial was in Walker Cemetery.

Duane R. Apple
1953-2000
Duane Richard Apple, 46, of Hagerstown, MD, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000, at Frederick (MD) Memorial Hospital. Born October 14, 1953 in Berkeley Springs, WV, he was the son of Richard J. Apple of Hagerstown and Charlotte Leach Dayhoff of Mercersburg, PA. He had been employed as a welder for Miscellaneous Metals in Frederick, MD for 18 years. He is survived by three daughters, Niki R. Romsburgh of Williamsport, MD and Kendra L. Apple and Cassie L. Apple, both of Hagerstown; two sisters, Tina Cline and Beverly Apple, both of Mercersburg; four grandsons; nieces and nephews. Services were held Friday, September 22, at 2 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., North Hagerstown. The Rev. Sterling C. Kenney officiated. Burial was in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

Mary V. Stotler
1920-2000
Mary Virginia Stotler, 80, of Great Cacapon, WV, died Monday, September 25, 2000 at the home of her granddaughter, Jo Ann Merchant, while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. She was born June 4, 1920 in Morgan County, WV, daughter of the late Roy Clinton and Dorothy Amanda Moss Cattlett. In addition to being a homemaker, she worked at the Aulabaugh Tomato Cannery and Neely Tomato Cannery. She retired in 1982 as a cook from the Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, WV. She is survived by seven daughters, Nancy L. Bernhard, Emma L. Everett and Phyllis Clingerman, all of Great Cacapon, Judy A. Miller of Berkeley Springs, Darla D. Ward of Warfordsburg, PA and Mary Ellen Pryor and Marguerite "Dolly" Unger, both of Hancock, MD; one son, Lester R. Stotler of Great Cacapon; 20 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Vernon Stotler; one son, Paul Vernon Stotler; one brother, Foster Clinton Cattlett and two grandsons. Funeral services will be conducted today, Wednesday, September 27 at 2 p.m. at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Henry L. Fisher will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon.

Mary F. Kinney
1917-2000
Mary F. Kinney, 83, of Hancock, MD, died Thursday, September 21, 2000 at Julia Manor in Hagerstown, MD. Born February 21, 1917 in Galesburg, IL, she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Anna Karun Sitar and the widow of Albert Berkley Kenney who died June 19, 1969. She had been employed by Londontown, Jacobs Brothers and Calburn Industries in Hancock for a total of 39 years. She attended St. Stephen's School in Chicago, IL and attended school in Green Springs, WV. She was a member of the Hancock Senior Citizens. She was a member of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Hancock. She is survived by a friend, Herman W. Manspeaker of Martinsburg, WV; one daughter, Anna Louise Funk of Scottsdale, AZ; one sister, Anna S. Rathe of St. Simons Island, GA; one brother, John Sitar of Romney, WV; and one granddaughter, Barbara F. Dolson of Clearwater, FL. Services were held on Saturday, September 23 at the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt, Jr. officiated. Burial was at the convenience of the family.

Ann E. Hammond
1939-2000
Ann Elizabeth (Jones) Hammond, 61, died Thursday, September 14, in Kettering, OH. Born in Hagerstown, on September 4, 1939, she was the daughter of Alverda Jones of Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs, WV and the late Clarence E. Jones Sr. She was a graduate of Hancock High School Class of 1957. She was a certified caregiver in Hagerstown, MD and the Kettering area. She is survived by one daughter, Lisa (Dawson) Gallion; one grandson, Ronnie E. Gallion III; two sisters, Barbara Resley of Williamsport, MD and Catherine Kerns of Waynesboro, PA; and two brothers, Clarence Jones, Jr. of Westminster, MD and Alan Jones of New London, PA. Funeral services were held at Tobias Funeral Home, Kettering, on Monday, September 18. The Rev. Gary Eichorn officiated.

Kittie I. Weller
1918-2000
Kittie I. Weller, 82, of Hancock, MD, died Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at her home. Born January 18, 1918 in Millstone, MD, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Florence Myers Younker. She was retired from Sheetz in Hancock and was formerly a seamstress employed by Jacob Brothers and Calburn Industries, both of Hancock. She was a member of Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren, Hancock. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Roger E. Weller of Hancock; two daughters, Louise E. Golden of Hancock and Phyllis A. Weller of Hagerstown, MD; four sisters, Mary Moats of Little Cove, PA, Ruth Mallott and Hilda Palmer, both of Williamsport, MD and Edna Younker of Needmore, PA; three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister, Alice Younker; six brothers, James Younker, Leo Younker, Wallace Younker, Lloyd Younker, Robert Younker and Ray Younker. Services were held on Friday, October 13 at the Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren, Hancock. The Rev. Harry E. Strite officiated. Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stone Bridge Brethren Cemetery Association, 11917 Snug Harbor LN, Williamsport, MD 21795 or to Hospice of Washington County, 101 East Baltimore Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Nina J. Hivick
1919-2000
Nina Jane Hivick, 81, of Great Cacapon, died on Monday, October 16, 2000 at Valley View Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs. Born September 24, 1919 at Stotlers Crossroads, she was the daughter of the late William Paul and Fannie Melvanie Henry Hivick. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Berkeley Springs. She attended public schools in Morgan County. She was a homemaker and had lived in Morgan County for all of her life. Surviving are two nieces, two nephews, several great nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Jarahnia M. Spriggs and three brothers, Ferdinand P. "Ted" Hivick, Noah S. Hivick and William M. Hivick. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, October 18 at Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon with the Rev. John S. Ledford officiating. The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. today, Wednesday at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Nebo Cemetery Association, HC 62, Box 102H, Great Cacapon, WV 25422.

G. Helen Fraley
1917-2001
G. Helen Fraley, 83, formerly of Great Cacapon, died January 8, 2001 at the Evergreens Nursing Center, High Point, NC. Born in Morgan County, August 30, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Beal DeHaven and Icy Deloris Yost DeHaven. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Fraley, in 1984. She was employed as a store clerk. She formerly attended Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs. She is survived by one sister, Viola Weber of High Point; one niece; four nephews; and several great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Tracy DeHaven. Services will be held Friday, January 12, at 11 a.m. at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with Elder William Payne officiating. Interment will be in the Enon Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Largent. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Thursday, January 11, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Bessie A. Hill
1907-2001
Bessie A. Hill, 93, a former resident of Hancock, MD, and a long-term resident of Colton Villa Nursing Center and Beverly Health Care Enterprises, Hagerstown, MD, died Sunday, January 7, 2001 at the center. Born December 29, 1907, in Morgan County, WV, she was the daughter of the late James H. Sr. and Anna Brady Montgomery. Her husband, Jack O. Hill, died in 1975. She was a graduate of Hancock High School and a graduate of the School of Nursing, City Hospital, Martinsburg, WV. She was a member of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Hancock. She is survived by one son, Jack O. Hill Jr. of Hancock; three grandchildren, Jack O. Hill III, Anna Victoria Hill-Dobbins and Charmane Marion Hill, all of Hagerstown; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Manning and Mabel Montgomery; three brothers, James H. Montgomery Jr., Hayes E. Montgomery and Percy A. Montgomery. Services will be held today, Wednesday, January 10, at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas' Episcopal Cemetery, Hancock. The family will receive friends Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 2 E. High Street, Hancock, MD 21750.

Louise M. Golden
1912-2000
Louise M. Golden, 88, of Hancock, MD, died Sunday, December 31, 2000, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, WV. Born February 16, 1912, in Morgan County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Gertrude Elizabeth Householder Kesecker. Her husband, Arnold L. Golden, died February 22, 1991. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Hancock Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by one sister, Phyllis E. Younker of Clear Spring, MD; one brother, Emory Kesecker of Hagerstown, MD; one half-brother, Eddie Kesecker of Hancock; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Frances Van Goshen. Services were held Thursday, January 4, at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. The Rev. Willis Swope officiated. Burial was in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

Wanda M. Light
1919-2001
Wanda Marie Light, 81, of Paw Paw, died Saturday, January 6, 2001 at her residence. She was born September 12, 1919 at Romney, the daughter of the late Charles Likens and Vivian Blackburn Likens. She had worked at Ray Gold of Paw Paw for six years and at National Fruit of Winchester for 15 years. She was a member of the Paw Paw Church of Christ. On April 1, 1935 she married Ray W. Light who preceded her in death on April 16, 1991. Surviving are three daughters, Connie Hiett and Delores Hook, both of Paw Paw and Donna Shanholtzer of Romney; one sister, Genevive Fredman of Paw Paw; one brother, James Likens of Romney; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by two grandsons, one great-granddaughter, one daughter, one brother and one sister. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 9 at the Kimble Funeral Home, 325 Winchester Avenue, Paw Paw, with Rev. Herman Goede officiating. Burial was in the Camp Hill Cemetery at Paw Paw.

Irene R. Jack
Irene Rock Jack, 69, wife of the late Charles Jerry Jack, of Martinsburg, died Monday, January 8, 2001, at the home of her son, Jay M. Jack, while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Arrangements will be announced today, Wednesday, January 10, by the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Ruth V. Gilhooley
Ruth Virginia Gilhooley, 84, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, January 8, 2001, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs. Arrangements are being handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Richard A. Hess Sr.
1943-2001
Richard Allen Hess Sr., 57, of Funkstown, MD, died Monday, January 1, 2001, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Born May 3, 1943, in Winchester, VA, he was the son of the late William and Maud Brannon Hess. He was employed by Eastalco in Buckeystown, MD. He attended Gateway Ministries. He was a member of American Rod and Gun Club, the Moose in Funkstown, Has Beens Boxing Club, Maryland Boxing Hall of Fame, Waynesboro Tigers Semi-Pro Football and was boxing coach for Hagerstown Boys Club. He was a member and former vice president of Steelworkers Local 7886 and held offices on the Central Labor Council. He is survived by his wife, Louise Hess; one daughter, Anna J. Hartle of Clear Spring; two sons, Robert E. Hess of Hagerstown and Richard Hess of Flintstone, MD; three sisters, Maggie Kump of Gore, VA, Emeline Rager of Clarksburg, OH and Debbie Ray of Hancock, MD; nine brothers, William Hess Jr. of Clayton, DE, Edward Hess of Norfolk, VA, Samuel Hess and Joseph Hess, both of Hancock, Robert Hess, Frank Hess and Kenneth Hess, all of Berkeley Springs, WV, David Hess of Hedgesville, WV and Michael Hess of Westminster, MD; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held Friday, January 5, at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Revs. Alan M. Greijack and Gary Getridge officiated. Burial was in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Leukemia Society of America Inc., Maryland Chapter, 8600 LaSalle Road, Towson, MD 21204.

Frances Y. Proctor
1941-2000
Frances Yost Proctor, 59, of Rocky Mount, NC, died Sunday, December 31, 2000. She was born on June 20, 1941 in Rocky Mount, daughter of Francis L. Yost and the late Gladys Powell Yost. She was preceded in death by her mother, who died in 1984, and her brother, Leonard Michael Yost, who died in 1946. She was a 1959 graduate of Rocky Mount Senior High School. She graduated in 1963 from the UNC-Greensboro with a bachelor's degree in education. She taught first-grade for 28 years. Her teaching career began at Guilford Public School in Greensboro. In Rocky Mount, she taught at West Edgecombe School, Williford School and Rocky Mount Academy. She retired from teaching in 1995. She was a member of Proctor's Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher. She is survived by her father, Francis L. Yost of Rocky Mount; her husband of 37 years, Paul D. Proctor, Jr. of Rocky Mount; one son, Paul D. Proctor III of Rocky Mount; one daughter, Emily P. Davis of Millville, NJ; one granddaughter, Leah Elizabeth Lorraine Proctor of Rocky Mount; one grandson, Michael Christopher Mitkos of Millville. The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, with the Rev. Rucker Burnette and the Rev. Billy Webb officiating. Burial was at Pineview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Robert F. Sykes Jr. Scholarship Fund, Rocky Mount Academy, 1313 Avondale Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27803.


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