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pirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE News/Obituaries PAGE Wednesday, March 28, 2012 A7 Betty J. (Kelican) Chapman ' Betty June (Kelican) Chapman, 78, of Kearneysville, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Win- chester (Va.) Medical Center. Born Jan. 15, 1934, in Harp- ers Ferry, she was the daughter of the late Clifton Gruber and Cassie Irene (Cooper) Kelican. She was retired from EDS/Ara- mark in Reston and was a mem- ber of the Charles Town VFW, Post 3522. She was of the Methodist faith. She is survived by her long- time companion, Donald Troup of Keameysville; three sons, Nor- man "Bugs" L. Gay ofBerryville, Va Timothy Chapman of Kear- neysville and Darryl Chapman of Charles Town; two daugh- ters, Debra Davis and Crystal Waft, both of Bunker Hill; seven grandchildren; three great-grand- children: sister, Nancy Abshire; brother, Gary "Punk" Kelican of Ranson; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers. A service was held Friday, at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Fu- neral Home. Memorials may be made to the Charles Town VFW, Post 3522, 116 E. Liberty St Charles Town, WV 25414. Anne Y. Crouch Anne Yantis Crouch, 78, of Round Hill, Va passed away Fri- day, March 23, 2012, at her resi- dence. Bom Dec. 28, 1933, in Rippon, she was the daughter of the late Charles L'mwood Payne and Mar- garet Catherine Shoemaker Payne. She was retired from Loudoun County (Va.) Public Library where she had worked as a librarian. She was a member of Round Hill (Va.) Baptist Church. She married Cec'd Campbell Crouch on April 23, 1951, in Brims- wick, Md. He died March 4, 20 ! 2. She is survived by a son, Mi- chael Crouch of Delta Junction, Ark.; two daughters, Patricia King of Strasburg, Va and Sam Kay Crouch of Bluemont, Va.; two sis- ters, Betty Wade of Minneapo- lis and Bruce Broy of Beth Page, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held March 26 at Hillsboro Cemetery, HiUsboro, Va with the Rev. Chip Corbin officiating. Memorials may be made to Round Hill Baptist Church, Des- ignated Fund, 7 W. Loudoun St Round Hill, VA 20141. Arrangements were by Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville, Va. Margery Gifford Margery Gifford, 73, of Kearneysville, 'died on Satur- day, March 24 at her home. She was a retired school teacher with Fairfax County Public Schools She is survived by four chil- dren: Kieran Gifford, Regina Gifford, Mary Elaine Gifford- Smith (Thad) and Jason Mi- chael Gifford; five grandchil- dren and seven siblings. She was preceded indeath by her husband, Laurence S. Gifford. Family and friends are In- vited to Mrs. Gifford's Life Celebration at Money and King Funeral Home, 171 West . Maple Ave Vienna, Va. on Friday, March 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial services will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, 159 East St Middleway on Saturday, March 31 at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of, flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 124 Park St. SE, Vienna, VA 22180. Condolences may be ex- pressed at www.moneyandk- Joyee Iline Sealey Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Relay Joyce Iline Sealey, 62, of for Life, c/o Patty Ott; 145 Donald Charles Town, passed away Fri- Drive, Charles Town, WV 25414 day, March 2012 at her resi- or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 dence. Born Aug. 9, 1949, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Wal- ter Charles Pavlik Sr. and Beverly Duvall Pavlik. She was a member of the Leetown United Methodist Church. She was a retired relationship banker with BB&T. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Denzil "Denny" Sealey; three daughters, Veronica Silveo- us of Charles Town, Beverly Ash- baugh of Martinsburg, and Cath- erine Grim and husband, of Harp- ers Ferry; six grandchildren; sister, Georgia Pavlik Camie; and brother, Walter Charles Pavlik Jr. She was preceded in death by a brother. Service will be at 10 aan. today at Eackles-Spencer and Norton Fu- neral Home. Entombment will be at Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martins- burg. Wavedy Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403. Two options for publishing obituaries The free obituary includes ba- sic information on the person who has passed away, details on the memorial service and the list of survivors in the immedi- ate family. We also include a photo of the deceased. The num- ber of grandchildren is included, but those survivors are not list- ed by name. Free obituaries may be emailed to news@spiritofjef- or faxed to 304-728- 6856. For questions, call Man- aging Editor Robert Snyder at 304-725-2046. The paid obituary may include a larger photo, additional bio- graphical details, the names of grandchildren and other survi- vors, and other information that is desired. Those obituaries are treated as advertisements and should be sent to Christine Mill- er Ford at Christine@spiritofjef- or faxed to 304-728- 6856. For questions, call Ford at 304-725-2046. Reward raised in Md. cemetery vandalism case NEW MARKET, Md. (AP) -- A reward has been increased for information leading to an ar- rest in the vandalism of a ceme- tery in Frederick County. Overseers for the New Mar- ket cemetery had originally posted a $500 reward. WTTG- TV in Washington reports that local businesses, fraternal orga- nizations and individuals have pledged more money, increasing the reward total to $1,245. About 20 headstones were knocked over, damaged or bro- ken at the cemetery. The dam- age was discovered earlier this month, but it is unclear when it occurred. Aftershocks from 2011 quake continue in Va. MINERAL, Va. (AP) -- Vir- ginia continues to experience af- tershocks from last summer's earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey i Former Md. MVA worker guilty of theft conspiracy FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- A former Maryland Motor Vehicle . Administration worker has been Convicted of a theft conspiracy charge in Frederick. Fifty-three-year-old Joann Fleishell was convicted at a bench .trial Monday of conspir- acy to commit theft over $500. She was accused of stealing nearly $88,000 from the agen- cy's local office from January 2007 to October 2008 while working as an assistant manag- er. The conviction carries a maxi- mum penalty of 15 years in pris- on and a $25,000 fine. Sentencing is set for May 4. The case was prosecuted by the Maryland attorney general's office. a new WELCH (AP) The super- intendent of struggling McDow- ell County schools is looking to leave after two years on the job. West Virginia Public Broad- casting says Superintendent Jim Brown is seeking a similar posi- tion in Raleigh County. Brown didn't immediately return a mes- sage Monday His current district is the focus of the five-year Reconnecting McDowell initiative, aimed at saving the schools and address- ing underlying social problems. Brown recently laid out some of the district's challenges, in- cluding an average daily atten- dance rate of 86 percent. That means any given day, 500 of the 3,500 students are skipping school. Brown says that when they do attend, there are gaps in learning and retention. There's also bad behavior. He says McDowell has ex- pelled 28 students for prescrip- tion drug use or possession since the school year started. Cabell Co. event sets state record HUNTINGTON (AP) The state collected a record 1,600 old tires during a dis- posal event in Cabell County. Chris Cartwright with the Rehabilitation Environmen- tal Action Plan program says a third box truck had to be brought in to haul away the tires. The REAP program held the event Saturday at the Mil- ton Fire Department. Similar disposal events are held every year in each of the 55 coun- ties. Cartwright tells The Her- ald-Dispatch that tires are a breeding ground for mosqui- toes, which can carry enceph- alitis and West Nile Virus. e in KINGWOOD (AP) -- Re- cent flooding in six counties caused at least $2.5 million to roads and Division of High- ways property. Department of Transporta- tion spokeswoman Carrie Bly tells The Dominion Post that the damage in Doddridge, Har- rison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Taylor counties could be up to $4 million. Marion County has been de- clared a federal disaster area. The declaration makes home- owners and businesses eligible for federal disaster assistance. Doddridge, Harrison, Monongalia. Preston, and Tay- lor counties will receive federal funding for state and local gov- ernment storm response, and repair and replacement of pub- lic facilities. says a 3.1-magnitude aftershock occurred at 11:21 pan. Sunday 8 miles south of Louisa and 8 miles south-southwest of Min- eral. Mineral was the epicenter of the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck on Aug. 21,2011. No damage has been report- ed. Dozens of aftershocks have occurred since the earthquake.' Seismologists say affershocks can continue for months. away/:I!: t kiof you:: 4 sd;:ad6rable :and Granites .Bronze .Marble Plaques .Vases '{.Cemetery Engraving Service Serving the Tri-State Area since 1971 524 Fillmore Street P.O. Box 216. Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 (304) 535-2278 email: Since 1918 EACKLES-SPENCER & NORTON FUNERAL HOME Family Owned & rated Rte. 340 at Halltown Rd. 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