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V SPiRiT QF jEFFERSON Farmer's AD OCATE - Thursday March 10 2005 In Memoriam Leon Craig Leon Craig, 63, of Charles Town, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Born October 18, 1941, in Charles Town, he was the son of the late Allen Craig, Jr. and Viola Colston Craig. He was a member of Zion Baptist Church, Charles Town. He had worked for over 40 years as a groom at the Charles Town Race Track. He is survived by one daugh- ter, Rochelle Amadi, Hager- stown, Md.; one grandosn; one sister, Geraldine C. Gib- son, Ranson; one haft-sister, Mary Craig, Charles Town; one brother, Allen M. Craig, Charles Town; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Arlene Brown; and one brother, LeRoy Craig. Funeral services were held Monday, March 7, at 2 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church. Rev. Ab- ner Carey and Rev. Charles Cummings officiated and buri- al was in Pleasant View Memo- ry Gardens, Martinsburg. Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home handled ar- rangements. Mida Belle Corso Mrs. Mida Belle Corso, 81, died Friday, March 4, 2005, at the Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was a resident at Bever- ly Heathcare Center in Freder- ick since 1998. Prior to that she was a resident of Brunswick, Md: She was the wife of the late Faust Q. Corso, who died in 1969. Born July 13, 1923, in Stan- ley, Va., she was the daughter of the late Shirley Arthur and Daisy Bell~ Southard. She attended school in West Virginia. Mrs. Corso was a housewife most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Corso was a former member of the Women of the Moose, Chapter 1028, in Charles Town. She is survived by six chil- dren, Rose Garrott, Frederick, Nancy Baker, Powhatan, Vs., Kathy Virts, Kearneysville, Nelson Southard, Martins- burg, Dennis Corso, Fairfield, Pa., and Earl Corso, Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Virginia Wat- kins, Charles Town, and Annie Dudley, Inwood; nine grand- children; 10 great-grandchil- dren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother, Ei- leen Chapman, Katherine Ry- man and Ed Southard. Services were held at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Fu- neral Home in Charles Town Wednesday at 11 a.m. Lay min- ister Paul Stull officiated and burial was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martins- burg. Freddie M. Housden Freddie Melvin Housden, 57, of Shenandoah Junction, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at Cuppett-Weeks Nursing Home, Oakland, Md. Born February 4, 1948, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Carlton Housden and Mazie Franks Housden. He retired after 17 years of service with the Badger-Pow- hatan Co., Ranson. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Shenandoah Junction. He is survived by two sis- ters, Lenia M. Henley, of Geor- gia, and Dorothy Terry, of Ala-' barns; seven brothers, Larry Gene Housden and Kenneth Housden, both of Augusta, Da- vid Housden and Don Housden, both of Shenandoah Junction, Roger B. Housden, Clarksburg, and MAke S. Housden and Bob- by Housden, both of Inwood; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Milglionise; and two brothers, Richard L. Housden and James O. Hous- den. Funeral services were held Friday, March 4, at 10 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Rev. Robert. Campbell officiated and burial was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martins- burg. Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home handled ar- rangements. Victor R. Harner Victor Roy Harner, 78, of Hagerstown, Md., died Sat- urday, March 5, 2005, at his home. Born December 19, 1926, in Mt. Carmel, Pa., he was the son of the late Victor Harrison and Helen Mary Wagner Harner. He was employed by Potomac Edison Company for 42 years until retiring in 1990. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Lucille Dillow Harner, formerly of Jefferson County, in 1998. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World war II. He was a member of William- sport United Methodist Church of Williamsport, Md,, and most recently attended Tristate Fel- lowship in Hagerstown. He was a member of William- sport Volunteer Ambulance Service, Potomac Post 202 American Legion of Williams- port; and the Potomac Edison Forerunners. He is survived by two daugh- ~r, Victoria H. Jones and Judy C. Gist, both of Hagerstown; one son, Rev. Victor E. Harrier, Joppa, Md.; a sister, Christine G. Harner, Middletown, Pa.; a brother, Donald K. Harner, Gi- rardville, Pa.; four grandchil- dren; three great-granddaugh- ters; nieces 'and nephews. He was preceded in death by one infant son. Funeral services will be held today, March 10, at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, Wil- liamsport, Md. Rev. Dale Carv- er will officiate and interment will be in Grenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport. Military graveside services will be con- ducted by Morris Frock Post #42, American Legion, Hager- stown. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washing- ton County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740. Elizabeth P. Showen Elizabeth E "Liz" Showen, 81, of Charles Town, died Fri- day, March 4, 2005, at Jeffer- son Memorial Hospital. Born in Jefferson County, January 23, 1924, she was the daughter of the late William F. Fields and Janet (Nicely) Fields. She was the widow of Rich- ard M. Showen. Mrs. Showen retired after 25 years with the Stuck & Alger Pharmacy and had been em- ployed with the former White Castle Restaurant, both in Charles Town. She was of the Methodist faith. Surviving are four daughters, Patricia "Pat" Johnson, Charles Town, Sally Baer, Shannondale. Betty Upwright, Bolivar, and Mary Ann Argenio, Henderson, Nev.; one son, Donald Showen, Charles Town; seven grandchil- dren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and great- nieces and great-nephews. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Mildred L. Harding; and three brothers, Norval Fields, Kenneth Fields, and Jimmy Fields. Services were held Tues- day at 11 a.m. at the Oakland United Methodist Church. Rev. Kent Tice and Rev. Joanne Al- exander officiated and burial was in Edge Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Melvin T. Strider Colo- nial Funeral Home in Charles Town. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kid- ney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852, or the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. Gregory A. Anderson Gregory Alan Anderson, 40, of Brunswick, Md., died Tues- day, March 1, 2005, at his home. Boim March 2, 1964, in Fred- erick, Md., he was the son of Nona Haines Anderson of Knoxville, Md., and the late Robert Lee Anderson, Jr. He was a heavy equipment operator at Mid-Mar]land Ex- cavating in Burkittsville, Md. He was a Lutheran. He was a member of Frater- nal Order of Eagles Aerie 1136 of Brunswick, Steadman-Keen- an American Legion Post 96 of Brunswick and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948 of Charles Town. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his compan- ion, Jean Twigg; two daugh- ters, Ashley Mann and Lisa M. Anderson, beth at home; one son, Gregory A.'Anderson, Jr., at home; one brother, Robert L. Anderson, III of Knoxville, Md.; aunts and uncles. Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at John T..Williams Funeral Home in Brunswick. Pastor Stacey Brady officiated and burial was in Park Heights Cemetery, Brunswick. Ann K. Taylor .Ann Kodak Taylor. 80. of Charles Town. died Thursday, March 3. 2005. in the Washing- ton Hospital Center. Born February 26, 1925, in Wilder, Va., she was the daugh- ter of the late John and Anna Sitsko Kodak. She was of the Pentacostal faith. She had worked for Fairch- lids, Inc., Toy FactoD" and was a homemaker. She is survived by one son, Malcolm (Mac) James Tay- lor, Jr., Ransom one daugh- ter, Christine Joyce Manning, Shannondale; one brother. John Kodak, Abingdon, Va.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm James Taylor, Sr.; three sons, Timo- thy; Larry' and Danny Taylor; one daughter. Linda Taylor; three brothers, Steve, Charles and Mike Kodak; and one sis- ter, Mary Kodak. Funeral services will be held today, March 10, at 11 a.m. at the Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home. Pastor James Boyce will officiate and interment will be in the Rosedale Cemetery, Mar- tinsburg. James H. Lockhart James H. Lockhart, 90, of Rockville, Md., died Monday: March 7, 2005, at Suburban Hospital in Rockville. Bern in West Virginia, March 8, 1914, he was the son of the late Henry A. Lockhart and Florence E. (Fishell) Lockhart. He was a former member of Citizens Fire Company in Charles Town. He is survived by one sister, Mary Ellen Mellon, of Connect- icut; and three sisters-in-law, including Martha Whittington, of Ranson, Lorna Dovenmeuh- le, M)Ttle Beach, S.C., and Ja- net Wyndham, Winchester, Va.; and several nieces and .neph- ews. Graveside services will be held at Edge Hill Cemetery to- day (Thursday) at 11 a.m. Rev. "Richard Kroll will officiate. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 10 to 10:45 a.m. today at the Melvin T.. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. "-You-R-co ,tu N iT,,,1 SouRCE [oR ] Call the Spirit to subscribe] (304) 725-2046 j Acmssl #I~E.e.- ~,. tEtr ester: Since 1918 EACKLES SPENCER FUNERAL HOME Alan H. Norton, Licensee Robert L. 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However, his goal continued to be to please his father, the age of 16. he decided to become involved in sportS-. gan lifting weights after looking through a muscle played football on his school team. "I looked for tive." he told the audience. Weight lifting was one tive things. Clark went on to say that his acceptance of God positive thing in his life. He spoke of a Father unconditionally: so unlike his human father. He people assembled that he felt God had a plan for his his belief, Clark has committed himself to He told the youth, "We're born choosers-not winners Clark chose to set the goal of becoming the man and his commitment to that end has paid he set the teen record for bench pressing by t His current record for bench pressing Clark told the audience that the biggest thing he a 6,000 pound elephant. He has earned a spot in Record Book for that feat. But Clark said, his biggest ment was not the journey toward the weightlifting rather a journey of a different kind. He is an who feel lost, uninspired and forgotten, as he role in life, he said, is to serve God through Panhandle Conservation District ANNUAL TREE SEEDUN6 SALE UNDER WAY The Eastern Panhandle Conservation Distdct (EPCD) Annual Tree Seedling Sale is under To receive a form listing types of trees, sizes, and prices call the EPCD at (304) 263-4376. available include Colorado Blue Spruce, White Pine, Canadian Hemlock, Thornless Sugar Maple, Kousa Dogwood, Eastern Chestnut. The deadline for ordering is March up dates of April 29th and 30th at specified Iocat;,~'is county. Call today to receive your tree seedling order the mail. The annual tree sale proceeds are used to conservation activities in the local area. with three in a row! C - hoose American National for your auto. home and ance. and you'll receive a 15% TIE Discount on ( and home covera~s. 1I stands for IM-Llr~ TLC" your premium sa,in~s is simpb' our ,*d rewarding you tor trusting us m~ most important insurance needs. . 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