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SPIRIT of JEFFERSON PAGE A7 and FARMER'S ADVOCATE NEWS/OBITUARIES Wednesda3; Janua,T 9, 201!) Diehl FROM PAGE A5 the pipeline. Pipe- lines without gas cannot explode," Cannon said in a statement. "May this be the first of many dominoes to Nic Diehl fall Let's call for a nationwide moratorium on these hazardous pipelines. Fossil fuel in- frastructure is not the direction we want to go in if we want to keep ex- isting as a species." The pipeline was also opposed by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Potomac Riverkeeper Network and the Sierra Club. Jefferson County Vision, a local citizens group opposing the Rock- wool factory, also praised the Board of Public Works' decision as a step toward stopping the factory and oth- er future industrial development in Jefferson County and the surround- ing region. The group noted that the Rockwool insulation plant would burn gas and coal as part of its insu- lation manufacturing process. "The Potomac Pipeline isn't about natural gas at all -- it is about bring- ing new coal-powered industrial de- velopment to the Shenandoah Val- ley," JCV said in a statement. West Virginia Public Service Commission spokeswoman Su- san Small referred questions about Mountaineer's service capacity to the company. Mountaineer offi- cials did not return phone calls for comment on the impact of the un- expected decision by Maryland's Gov. Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nan- cy Kopp. However, Moses Skaff, a spokesman for Mountaineer, has said in the past the utility has been working with Jefferson officials since at least 2014 to bring gas ser- vice to Jefferson County. Currently, Mountaineer delivers gas to about 6,000 businesses, hos- pitals, schools and homes in Berke- ley County from a single pipeline from Virginia. Except for one or two businesses operating near the Berke- ley County border, Jefferson Coun- ty households and business have no access to natural gas service. Rockwool officials have said they have all the utility service agree- ments to move forward with all phases of the 460,000-square-foot factory's construction off Charles Town Road. The company released this statement following the Mary- land decision: "As a new customer, Mountaineer Gas officials "already promised Rockwool natural gas based on their calculations about existing capacity. That was done over a year ago." I NIC DIEHL, Jefferson County Development Authority executive director I we have an ongoing dialogue with Mountaineer Gas, both before and after the Maryland Board of Public Works vote. We remain confident they will be able to meet our needs when the new facility is up and run- ning." Last month, the WVPSC ap- proved a five-year plan for the Charleston-based gas company to spend $16.5 million to expand and enhance its gas service in Jefferson and Berkeley counties. In a prepared statement, Tran- sCanada pointed out that the pipe- line under the Potomac was studied for nearly two years and approved by the Federal Energy Regulato- ry Commission, the Maryland De- partment of the Environment and the Maryland Department Natural Resources. "This extensive process has confirmed that through proper design and construction our proj- ect can be completed in an envi- ronmentally responsible and safe manner," the company's statement reads. "We will consider our op- tions over the coming days to keep this project on track and construct in a safe and environmentally con- scious manner." TransCanada currently operates 16 gas lines under the Potomac from Maryland, the company reported. Those pipelines cross the river in Allegany, Garrett and Montgomery counties. Diehl said when he was a West V'irginia Department of Commerce employee, he worked with Moun- taineer to study the feasibility of bringing gas service to Jefferson County. That review showed the im- portance of obtaining a reliable sec- ondary gas source if service was to expand considerably in the Eastern Panhandle, he said. Diehl said the service review also- uncovered other options or routes for TransCanada to pursue that would deliver the extra gas to the Eastern, Panhandle. Federal agencies could possibly intervene, he said. Natural gas is typically a clean- er, less costly source of energy than, electric power plants, particularly for a larger manufacturing facility, Diehl said. "So any industrial or large build-, ing is going to want natural gas," he said. "It gets more expensive when" you're talking about bringing it to your house." The Rockwool factory will use- both coal and natural gas as part of its stone wool production pro- cess, said Michael Zarin, a com- pany spokesman. The factory will use milled coal as a primary fuel to melt the rock material used to pro- duce mineral wool insulation. Natu- ral gas will be the primary fuel used for the factory's stone wool curing process. Edward Samuel Hoyt Edward Samuel Hoyt, 91, of Kearneysville, WV passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Fairfax INOVA Hos- pital, surrounded by family Born November 23, 1927 in Occoquan, Virginia, he was the son of the late Harold Het- zer Hoyt and Emma Fran- ces Bucher Hoyt and was the youngest of nine children. He was a veteran of the US Navy. Ed was a Methodist minister for six years. He enjoyed fish- ing and spending time with his grandson, his pride and joy. He is survived by two sons, Wesley Reed Hoyt and Bruce Russell Hoyt and wife, Donna one grandson, Russell Edward Hoyt and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Rebecca Lee Hoyt and oldest son, Wayne Edward Hoyt. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Janu- ary 12,2019 at Camp HillWes- ley United Methodist Church, 601 Washington Street, Harp- ers Ferry, WV with the Rev. John Unger officiating. Condolences may be ex- pressed at www.eackles-spen- PAID MEMORIAL Maurice Espinosa Maurice Espinosa, 82, of Charles Town, died Monday, Dec. 31,2018, at his residence surrounded by his loving fam- ily, under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born May 17,1936,in Mex- ico, he was the son of Maurico Espinosa Osnaya and Victoria Osnaya. Mr. Espinosa was a success- ful jockey and valet at Charles Town and Shenandoah Downs Race Tracks and for many years, drove a school bus for the Jefferson County School System. He was a member of St. James The Greater Catholic Church. Maurice was a long stand- ing member of the Loyal Or- der of Moose Lodge 948, Charles Town. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary (Small- wood) Espinosa, at home; daughters, Deborah Hartman and husband, Robert, of In- wood and Vikki Kaiser and husband, Bruce, of Summit Point; grandchildren, Kristo- pher Robinson and wife, Jes- sica and Emily Kaiser; great- grandchildren, Kristian Rob- inson and Kaylee Robinson; three brothers, Victor Espino- sa, of Charles Town and Javier Espinosa and Leo Espinosa, both of Mexico; and numer- ous nieces and nephews. Colonial Funeral Home 310 S. Fairfax Blvd Charles Town / Ranson Full Service Funerals & Cremations J.B. Barr Licensee-in-Charge Family Owned since 1889 304-725-7068 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two children, Anita Dawn Es- pinosa and David Maurice Es- pino'sa; sister, Piedad Esp'mo- sa Osnaya; and two brothers, Jose Espinosa and Andres Es- pinosa. A memorial mass of Chris- tian burial was held at 10 aan. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at St. James The Greater Catholic Church, Charles Town. Interment was private .There was no visitation. Arrangements by the Mel- vin T. Strider Colonial Funer- al Home, Charles Town. Please sign the online guest- book and view his obituary at Memorial contributions may be made to St. James The Greater Catholic Church, 49 Crosswinds Drive, Charles Town, WV 25414. PAID MEMORIAL dy S. Munden, all of Charles Town; son, Larry Sanders and wife, Cubby, of Charles Town; grandchildren, Julie Weather- holm, Amber Hildebrandt and Aaron Munden; great-grand- children, Madison Weather- holtz, Kasey Hildebrandt and Michael Hildebrandt; sister, Rita W]erzbicki and husband, Bruno, of Houston, Texas; and brother, Pat Poore, of Texas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Mar- vin L. Sanders, who died Feb. 24, 2005; son, Michael L. Sanders; sister, Virginia Wai- ters; and three brothers, David Lee Poore, Carrol Poore and Jimmy Poore. Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Mel- vin T. Strider Colonial Funer- al Home, Charles Town, with Dr. Henry Christie officiating. Interment was in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg. Friends were received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the fu- neral home. Please sign the online guest- book and view her obituary at Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Point Church of God, P.O. Box 640, Charles Town, WV 25414. PAID MEMORIAL Eunice Velma Sanders Eunice Velma Sanders, 82, of Charles Town, died Tues- day, Jan. 1, 2019, at Canter- bury Center, Shepherdstown. Born Aug. 21, 1936, in Austin, Texas, she was the daughter of Herman Poore and Wilma (McKinney) Poore. Mrs. Sanders was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her kids. She was a member of Cross Point Church of God. She went to the Jefferson County Council on Aging. Eunice was very artistically inclined and was blessed with a "green thumb". She loved her garden and the extensive variety of flowers she tend- ed to every season. She loved horses and she never, met a stranger. She is survived by her daughters, Sherry S. Kirk and husband, Dennis and Wen- Freida Claudine KidweH Freida Claudine Kidwell, 80, of Harpers Ferry, WV passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson, WV. Born October 3, 1938 in Brunswick, MI) she was the daughter of the late Thurston Theodore Lincks and Hilda Estelle Darr L'mcks. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Harpers Ferry, WV. Freida retired from the John Brown Wax Museum in Harpers Fer- ry in 2010 after twelve years Since 1918 EACKLES-SPENCER & NORTON FIINERAL HOME Family Owned & Operated Rte. 340 at Halltown RO. Charles Town/Harpers Ferry West Virginia Alan H. Norton Robert L. Spencer (Licensee) (Licensee-In-Charge) 304.724.6500 of service. Freida was a lifetime mem- ber of Friendship Fire Compa- ny Auxiliary in Harpers Ferry, WV, a member of the Eagles in Brunswick, MD and served 12 years on the Harpers Ferry Town Council. She is survived by her brother, Carmen Lincks and Carrie Ann of Brownsville, MD; her partner for 25 years, Ray Howes of Harpers Ferry; brother-in-law, Stanley Cole of Jefferson, MD, faithful fe- line companion, Maggie and numerous nieces and neph- ews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Junior Kidwell in 1988, three sis- ters, Thelma Browner, Car- ol Cole and Greta Lerch and one brother, Thurston "Gene" L'mcks. Services were held at 11:00 aan. on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Eacldes-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Fer- ry, WV with Pastor John Un- ger officiating. Interment will be in Harper Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on Mon- day from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Lu- theran Church, EO. Box 668, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Condolences may be ex- pressed at www.eackles-spen- PAID MEMORIAL ley Medical Center in Mar- tinsburg, WV. He was 92 years young! Roy was born February 1, 1926 in Hanover, PA. He served in the Army for 26 years and retired as a Ser- geant Major and awarded the Legion of Merit by the Army in 1968. He married Leanna Joyce Stremmel of Hanover, PA in 1952 and together they had one child, Karen. Lean- na died from a brief illness in 1987. Roy was remarried to the widow Barbara Juan- ita Fleshman in 1988. She, had two sons, Rick and Bruce". that Roy loved like his ownb, A unique soul, Roy could be very funny and enjoyed play- ing practical jokes on his friends and family. He loved to go Bowling and play Golf.' m He will be greatly missed! He is survived by his second' wife, Barbara of Shepherd- stown and her sons, Rick and his wife, Nancy of New Mar-" ket, MD; Bruce and his wife, Anita of Shepherdstown, WV" and his only daughter, Kar- en and her husband, the Rev. Dr. Ronald Panebaker of Cul- peper, VA. Plus his beloved grandchildren, Amanda Nip- pers of Murfreesboro, TN; Emily Aylor of Etlan, VA and Erik Panebaker of Culpeper VA. There will be a viewing at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 18 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown, WV; fop lowed by a service at 11:00. A lunch will be provided in the church fellowship hall follow- ingthe service. The burial will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery with mili- tary honors. Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuner- PAID MEMORIAL Roy Edward Null Roy Edward Null of Shep- herdstown, WV died on Sun- day, January 6, 2019 at Berke- i~)ii:!)i:~::)i:i!:~!i!i:!i)i!i:i:iii:i~ii!i~)i:~i!~!~ii!i!i:~:~!:~i!!!i!:iiii~i!~ii~i:i) ::!:ii::i::ii:ili:!:::)iiii:iiii:ii iii i:! ii: i!ii:ii!:i::iiiiiiiiii:iii:iiii!i:!: Phone: 304-725-532i St. Ranson, WV 25438 Fax: 304-72.5-4767 Robert C. Fields, LIC