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S SPIR,IT of JEFFER ON and F. 2RMER S A1)VO(,iFE OBITUARIES / NEWS .PAGE .A.9 Wednesday, ,hummT 24, 20t8 Elizabeth "Libby" Gough Elizabeth "Libby" Gough, 81, Terre Haute, IN, former- ly of Charles Town, WV, died on January 21,2018 at Union Hospital. ' i Wife, mother of 6 children, 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren, she was an El- ementary Art Teacher with a passion for inspiring creativ- ity in children. She taught for Vigo Coun- ty (IN) and Jefferson Coun- ty (WV) school districts until retirement in 1999. Libby was born to John C. Skinner and Margaret Rissler Skinner in Charles Town, WV on August 13, 1936. She graduated from Charles Town High School in 1954, and later moved to Terre Haute, IN to attend Indiana State University. While there, she resided with her beloved Auntie Ann and Uncle Paul Silliman and met her future husband, Don- ald R. Gough. They married in 1955. Together they had six children. After Don died in 1978, Libby single-hand- edly raised her children and finished her Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees at ISU. Libby had many admired qualities, a gentle spirit and quiet strength, the embodi- ment of a strong woman, and a cheerleader for the empow- erment of other women. She was an original feminist. Everyone marveled at her creativity and artistic talent. She enjoyed painting nature, still life, and contemporary subject matters. She dabbled in photogra- phy and sculpture and loved Libby is survived by three arts and crafts. Multiple art daughters, Gwen Gough projects were always in the Marden (Ron), Mission works in her home. Viejo, CA, Darby Gough Those who knew her, saw Bailey, Terre Haute, IN, and her as a seeker of knowledge Jenny Gough Short (Troy), and an avid reader of nonfic- Dillsboro, IN. tion. Politics,True Crime, and She is also survived by Goddess Mythology books grandchildren, Leanna Hahn surrounded her at all times. Tribaldos, Galen Gough, Her grandchildren knew Erin Gough Griffin, Lindsay her as generous and fun lov- Gough, Corey Trhlik, Cam- ing. They fondly remember eron Gough, Justin Bailey, being spoiled at Christmas, Becky Bailey Lawson, Jen- Watermelon Parties and" cab- nifer Norris Crews, Jessica in camping at Shakamak. Dugger Hill, Jamie Dugger, Libby is preceded in death Nathan Seth, Wyatt Short, by her late husband, Don, and Waylon Short and Dylan three of her children, Leslie Short and 21 great grandchil- Gough Dugger (John) and dren. two sons, Greg Gough and She is also survived by her Gil Gough (Stacy). sisters, Alice Skinner Dyer, Columbia, MD, and Margaret Skinner Miller (Wayne John- son), Racine, WI, and broth- ers John C. Skinner (Susan) Charles Town, WV, and Rob- ert Skinner (Laurie), McLar- en Vale, South Australia, and many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at Debaun Funeral Home, 85 East Springhill Drive, Terre Haute, IN 47802 on Friday, Janua4"y 26, 2018 at 3 p.m. Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m. The burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.debaunfuner- PAID MEMORIAL i Indict FROM PAGEA1 indicted in what's described as a scheme to kidnap a 12-year-old Ranson girl for the purposes of hu- man trafficking. Kenneth Ear- le Ewing, 37, -of Hagerstown, was indicted on one count of kid- napping and one count of abduc- -tion. He's also Kenneth Ewing charged with one count of soliciting a minor using a computer and one count of using obscene material to seduce a minor. An indictment is not a finding of guilt, only that a grand jury has de- termined that there is enough evi- dence that a crime has been commit- ted and that the accused person did it and should be tried. The purpose of an indictment is to inform an ac- cused person of the charge against him or her so a defense can be pre- pared. Others indicted last week by the grand jury: Steven R. Hurt of Charles Town on one count of driving under the influence, third offense, and one count of driving with a revoked li- cense for DUI, third offense Jeremy J. Clinton of Charles Town on four counts of child abuse, causing injury Benjamin Merle Kessler of Charles Town on one count of wanton endangerment involving a firearm Rusty Allen White of Charles Town on one count of first-degree sexual assault Gary Lavell Brown of Charles Town on one count of second-de- gree sexual assault and one count of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or person of trust Patrick Mansfield Coram of Charles Town on one count of bur- glary Hubert Woodruff Diamond of Shepherdstown on two counts of first-degree sexual assault, four counts of incest, and four counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian Michael Thomas Johnson of Millville on two counts of breaking and entering and one count of grand larceny. Johnson is charged with breaking into the Millville Pentecos- tal Church and Charles Town's Tri- State Baptist Church in October, and of attempting to sell several musical instruments valued at about $1,050. Richard A. Cochran of Harp- ers Ferry on two counts of failure to register as a sex offender, and one count of first-degree sexual abuse Kevin Travis Costello of Kear- neysville on one count of DUI caus- ing serious bodily injury William A. Osegueda of Ran- son on two counts of driving while license revoked for DUI, third of- fense Ronald Salley of Ranson on one count of burglary and one count of grand larceny in the theft of jew- elry valued at more than $7,000 Devon Woodward of Ranson on three counts of third-degree sex- ual assault Charles William Twyman Jr. of Ranson on two counts of inde- cent exposure, third offense Dale E. Knight of Inwood on one Count of fleeing in a vehicle from a law enforcement officer with reck- less indifference and, one count of fleeing from a law enforcement offi- cer by means other than a vehicle Michael Wayne Pendleton Jr. of Gerrardstown on one count of breaking and entering, one count of petit larceny and one count Of trans- ferring stolen property Christopher D. Semler of Martinsburg on one count of fleeing in a vehicle while DUI from a law enforcement officer Richard Ross Valentine of Martinsburg on one count of bur- glary, one count of petit larceny and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm Alfonzo Johnson of Martins- burg on one count of the financial exploitation of an incapacitated adult or elderly person Richard N. Newsome Jr. of Martinsburg on one count of DUI, causing serious bodily injury and one count of DUI, second offense i Gregory Robertson of Fall- ing Waters on two counts of obtain- ing money by false pretense. Rob- ertson was charged after obtaining $6,200 after allegedly promising to perform home repairs in two sepa- rate incidents Vincent R. Bielarski of Mor- gan County on one count of felo- ny possession of a firearm and one count of driving with a revoked li- ' cense for DUI Olin Matice Gaskins of Capon Bridge on one count of felony pos- session of a firearm Orlando Andre Ford of Hunt- ley, Va on one count of fleeing in a vehicle from a law enforcement of- ricer with reckless indifference Dante Lament McCarroll Jr. on one count of burglary Kevin Deangelo Brown of Florida on one count of fleeing in a vehicle from a law enforcement officer with reckless indifference, one count of fleeing from a law en- forcement officer while DUI and one count of possession with the in- tent to deliver a Schedule II narcot- ic. Brown was also indicted under a separate true bill with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a Schedule II narcotic and Clifton D. Tasker Jr. and Tiffa- ny A. Hanna, each on one count of second-degree robbery and conspir- acy in a robbery at a Dollar General that happened in December. Jefferson county Property Transactions January 16-19, 2018 Mater Participation Trust and Stitely to Stuart S. Freeman Caliber Real Estate Services and Madfison K. Freeman; Charles A. Fellers and Cindy LLC AIF to Steven M. Milnes; LT 46A, CT 1.002 ACS, L. Fellers to Natasha Scott and LT 17, CT 0.193AC; Charles SEC III; Middleway District; Evan Boyd; LT 24, SEC 3; Ran- Town Corporation; $49,500.00 $216,500.00 son Corporation; $182,000.00 Daniel B. DeJong, Valerie J. Jan L. Mitchell and Tyrone AI Keegan A. Cramer to Francisco DeJong and Bart DeJong toMitchell to Gary H. Williams Langley; TH LT 123; Charles Simon R. Wildman and Molly and Nicola Williams; LT 26, Town District; $209,000.00 M. Wildman; LT 3, T/VV land PH III; Shepherdstown District; included in roadway, S/T $265,000.00 Warren Edward Brawley to perpetual EAS; Charles Town Logan G. Biggie and Brooke Corporation; $270,000.00 Larry Thompson and Lynda S. Biggie; LT 45; Charles Town Thompson to Julian S. Holly Corporation; $295,000.00 E. Adelaide Crawford Sub TR, and Veda C. Holly; LT 2, CT Michael Benner Property and 2.0735 ACS; Shepherdstown Marcus C. Pressl and Cheryl A. Lisa Benner Property to Wayne District; $42,500.00 Pressl to Marika B. Olmstead; Bowman and Sandra Bowman; LT 72, PH II; Charles Town LT 1 B, CT 2.847 ACS, Trust BK District; $210,000.00 1162/457; Middleway District; $40,000.00 Patricia L. Bowers and Dwight B. Bowers to ChristopherA. Robert W. Watson to Helen C. Bowers and Judith L. Price; LT Poe; Merger Parcel, Plat At- 3, BLK 5; Charles Town District; tached; Charles Town District; $100,000.00 $17,500.00 Federal Home Loan MortgageDR Acquisitions LLC to Dan Corporation to John E. deronda Ryan Builders West Virginia and Candice J. Deronda; LLC; LTS 174 and 176, PH LTS 30 and 31; Charles Town II; Harpers Ferry District; Corporation; No Consideration $100,000.00 listed on deed Dan Ryan Buildes West Vir- Ronin Properties LLC to Ste- ginia LLC to Patrick A. Shuck phen A. Shepherd and Betty J. and Rebecca F. Shuck; LT 6, Shepherd; PCL CT 5.00 AC, PH II; Harpers Ferry District; TAN 50-foot ACC EAS and 80- $317,271.00 foot ACC EAS; Shepherdstown District; $299,900.00 Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Jinming Chen and Brandy Joyce K. Rudnick to William Chen; Merger PCL 1, SEC 16J, L. Scheider; LT 219; Charles CT 0.69 ACS; Charles Town Town District; $208,000.00 District; $188,500.00 US Bank Trust NA TR, LSF9Jeremy Stitely and Brittney ILA Properties Inc. to Eric M. Acosta and Desiree A. Denier Acosta; LT 6; Charles Town Corporation; $204,000.00 Kenneth E Lowe III and An- drew D. W. Lowe to Tri-State Improvements LLC; LT 1, CT 2.823 ACS, S/T and TAN Ease- ments; Shepherdstown District; $53,000.0O Linda C. Sweeney to Daniel S. Kessler and Christine N. Harris Kessler; PCL CT 15.737 ACS, boundary line adjustment by merger from Lot 2; Shepherd- stown District; $78,685.00 Timothy W. Smith to Ra- hil Nawaz II; LT 3, cT 3.78 ACS; Middleway District; $75,500.00C Linda Sonneman to Jose P. Saravia and Keyla M. Moreno; LTS 6 and 7, BLK 151; Ranson Corporation; $22,500.00 Sponsored by: REALTY Kiya added a Virginia Real Estate License to her credentials! I know that buying or selling a home is a huge event Kiya Tabb for my clients. I work to make sure that it is the best Realtor, WV & possible experience it can be for them. VA For more aboub Kiua and bhe Blackwell RealbU Advanbage, see 31 S. Braddock Street #206 Winchester, VA 22601 Office: 540.931.9366 Patrick Blood, Broker 113 W. Washington Street Charles Town, WV 25414 Office: 304.885.0772 Liz McDonald, Broker This month, Dacey told vloone.y a reporter that his job title FROM PAGE A1 also includes "deputy chief of staff' and that he has tak- 2015. He's up for re-election en over some of Hough's du- again this year. ties during the 90-day legis- Mooney had been defeated lative session that will end for re-election to the Mary- April 12. land legislator in 2010, fin- "Michael will be working ishing 2 percentage points part-time during Maryland's behind Democrat Ronald N. legislative session," Dacey Young, then the mayor of said. He said Hough is get- Frederick. ring 40 percent of his regular Mooney then became chair- pay through mid-April. man of the Maryland Repub- Glassdoor lists chief of lican Party, a position he kept staff salaries at between through early 2013. $132,000 and $!79,000 At the time of Hough's hit- annually. Mooney's for- ingaschiefofstaff, Mooney's mer chief of staff, Brian communications director Ted W. Chatwin, earned about Dacey said it was unclear just $120,000 annually. A Mary- how the Congressman's of- land state senator's annual fice would handle Hough's pay is $48,622. time in Annapolis. Hough, who also repre- PROUDLY SERVING JEFFERSON COUNTY FOR OVER 56 YEARS g, leads, support sents Maryland on the na- tional American Legislative Exchange Council, served in the Maryland House of Del- egates starting in 2011. In response to the Charles- ton Gazette-Mail's. origi- nal coverage of his hiring, Hough wrote a letter to the editor pointing out what he called his West Virginia ties - two grandfathers born in the Mountain State. He also noted that he lives about eight miles from the Jeffer- son County line. A native of Silver Spring, Md and a graduate of Tow- son University, Hough also served as a Minuteman III Missile technician in the Air Force, according to his bi- ography with the Maryland General Assembly. Congressional staff sal- aries are paid from an al- lowance provided to each member of Congress. In 2013, every member of Congress received more than $940,000 annually for personnel, according to Time magazine. EXCITING HAPPENINGS FOR 2018! Jan. 25 Membership Meeting 12 noon Shepherd University in Shepherdstown Feb. 13 Chamber Mixer 5 to 6:30 p.m. Long & Foster Charles Town office Feb. 15 ChamberBusiness Seminar 9 to 11:30 a.m. The Inn at Charles Town I