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SPIRIT QF jEFFERSON Farmers ~D~OCATE - Thursday, 34arc~ 3 ! 2005 In Memoriam Native Musician Kevin L. Carroll Kevin L. Carroll, 49. of Shenandoah Junction, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at his residence. Born June 24. 1955. in Mar- tinsburg, he was the son of ,hme I). Unger Carroll, of Ger- rardstown, and the late Alec Carroll. He had been employed with Dean's Lawn Mower Shop, Shenandoah ,Junction. He was of the Methodist Faith. He attended Jefferson High School and was a member of North American Hunting Club. He was an avid bowler at Shenandoah Lanes. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 28 years. Janet Hockensmith Carroll: two daughters, Kath- ryn Carroll-Blosser, Shenan- doah ,Junction and Rebecca L. "'Becky" Harris. Kearneysville; one grandchild; one sister, Can- die Wise, Inwood; three broth- ers, Alec Carroll, Jr., Halltown, Lester Carroll, Harpers Ferry, and Marshall Carroll, Gerrard- stown; nieces, nephews, great- nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by one nephew. Funeral ser-vices were held Tnesda3; March 29, at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Fu- neral Home. Dr. Wyman Hall officiated and burial was in Edge Hill ( emetery. Arthur C. Doakes, II Arthur Clifton Doakes, II, 38. of Ransom died Wednesday. March 23. 2005, in Martins- burg. Born August 24, 1966, in Ransom he was the son of Mary T. Doakes. Ranson and Arthur C. Doakes, Sr., Harrisburg, Pa. He was a member of Destiny Baptist Church, Martinsburg. He was a graduate of Jeffer- son High School where he par- ticipated in football, wrestling and track. He also attended Shepherd College. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one son, Arthur C. Doakes, III. and one daugh- ter, Elizabeth M. Doakes, both of Lebanon. Pa.; one brother, Arthur C. Doakes, Jr., Seaford, Dela.; his fiance Norma J. Rob- inson; and a host of cousins and uncles. He was preceded in death by a sister, Stefanie Doakes; and a brother. Stetan Doakes. F'uneral services were held 2k~esda3: March 29, at 11 a.m. at the Wainwright Baptist Church. Rev. Lawrence E. Wil- son, Jr.. officiated. Interment was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made m the Elizabeth M. and ,~hur C. Doakes, III Trust Fund c/o Jefferson Security Bank, 700 E. Washington Street, Charles Town, WV 25414. Arrangements were by the ,Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home. Frances V. Thompson Frances Thompson, 80, of Anthony: Fla., died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Munroe Re- gional Medical Center, Ocala, Fla. Born June 1, 1924, in Clarke County, Va., she was the daugh- ter of the late John William and Nellie Stickles Broy. She was former owner of Thompson's Grocery in Ber- ryville, Va., and Granny's Kitchen in Charles Town. She was married to Wilmer Thompson, who died December 25, 1973. She is survived by a daugh- ter, Linda Thompson, of Antho- n?~ Fla.; one granddaughter; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Anna Mallory, Front Royal, Vs., Louise Duke and Dorothy Grubbs, both of Berryville, Va. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Green Hill Cemetery; BerDwille. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabe- tes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720 and American Heart Association, P.O. Box 21475, St. Petersburg, FL 33742. Berdeen B. Webster Berdeen Blanche Webster, 82, of Oceana, died Thursday, March 17, 2005 in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, tbllowing a sudden illness. Born November 27, 1922, in Pocahontas County, she was the daughter of the late John "Bilr' and Mary Gibson Miller. She was a homemaker and loving wife and mother. She was a 64-year resident of Wyoming County and was a member of Mary's Chapel at Slaty Fork. She is sumved by her hus- band of 65 years, Lancaster Summers Webster; a daugh- ter. Phyllis Harvey, Lewis- burg; two sons. Billy C. Web- ster, Ocena and Roger Webster, Shepherdstown; six grandchil- dren; and four great-grandchil- dren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruby Goins, Charlotte Harrick and Margue- rite Meek; and a brother, Burel Miller. Sen-ices were held Monday, March 21, at Evans Memorial Chapel, Oceana, with the Rev. Jerry T. Cook officiating. En- tombment followed in Palm Memorial Gardens Mausole- um, Matheny. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of West Virginia, P.O. Box 3980, Charleston, WV 25339. Online condolenc- es may be emailed to Evans Funeral Home of Oceana handled arrange- ments. John R "Jack" Strider John P. "Jack" Strider, 83, of Shepherdstown, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Canterbury Center in Shepherdstown. Born in Berkeley County, Oc- tober 19, 1921, he was the son of the late Joseph F. Strider and Emma (Myers) Strider. His wife, Alice Byers Strider, preceded him in death on June 2, 1987. Mr. Strider retired in 1977 after 31 years with the Shepherdstown Post Office, where he was postmaster for several years. He was a graduate of Shepherdstown High School in the Class of 1939. He was a member of the Shepherdstewn High School Alumni Associa- tion. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Shepherdstown. He was the oldest living member of the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, having served as its president, secretary and treasurer for many years. He had been a member and former Adjutant and Treasur- er of the former Turner-White American Legion Post 126 in Shepherdstown. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He re- ceived the American Service Medal, European-African-Mid- dle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal. He is survived by one son, John P. Strider, Jr., Accident, Md.; two daughters, June S. Thompson, Middleway, and Ju- dith S. Fadeley, Shepherdstown; two grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by three sisters, Jane Harris, Eve- lyn Mitchell, and Virginia Hol- liday; and three brothers, Wal- lace Strider, Myers Strider, and Nevin E. Strider. Services were held Tuesday, March 29, at 10 a.m. at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Fu- neral Home in Charles Town. Rev. John Torrence officiated and burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown. Memorial contributions may be sent to Shepherdstown Fire Department, P.O. Box F, Shepherdstown, WV 25443, or to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 2008, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Rebecca L. McNeal Rebecca Lynn McNeal, 26, of Shepherdstown, died Wednes- day, March 23, 2005, at City Hospital in Martinsburg. Born July 13, 1978, in Bed- ford, Ind., she was the daugh- ter ~f Alvie McNeal and Nedri Hayman McNeal, of Shepherdstown. She was a 1998 graduate of Jefferson High School, where she was a member of the march- ing band and the FFA. She was attending Valley Technical Col- lege. She was a member of Tri- State United Pentecostal Church. She was a member of the FFA Alumni. In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister, Rachel McNeal, of Shepherdstown; four brothers, Steve McNeal and Raymond McNeal, beth of Martinsburg, and Leonard Mc- Neal and Donald McNeal, beth of Shepherdstown; one niece; and two nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Nathan McNeaL Services were held Saturday, March 26, at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. Rev. Robert S. Gordon officiat- ed and burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Tri-State Pentecostal Church, P.O. Box 456, Martins- burg, WV 25402. Charles David Grove Charles David Grove, 86, of Charles Town, died Saturday. March 26. 2005, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Born in Leetown, December 27, 1918, he was the son of the late Lawrence E. Grove and Edith (Johnson) Grove. Mr. Grove retired after 29 years with Halltown Paper- board Company. He had also served as custodian at the Jackson-Perks Post 71, Ameri- can Legion in Charles Town. He was a member of the Middleway United Methodist Church. He was a former member of the Citizens Fire Company, member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948, and mem- ber of Blue Ridge I~dge 131 Knights of Pythias. Mr. Grove is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marjorie M. "Margie" (Boyd) Grove, at home: two sons, Leo Grove, Alexan- dria, Va., and Gregory Grove, Clearbrook, Vs.; two grandchil- dren; two great-grandchildren; two nephews and one niece. Mr. Grove was the last mem- ber of his immediate family. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Alton Grove. Services were held yesterday (Wednesday), March 30, at 2 p.m. from the Melvin T. Strid- er Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. Rev. James Em- brey officiated and interment was in Pleasant ,View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg. Ernest W. "Pap" Dodson Ernest W. "Pap" Dodson, 91, of Sharpsburg, Md., died Satur- day, March 26, 2005, at Wash- mgton County Hospital Center, Hagerstown, Md. His wife, Jessie E. Dodson, preceded him in death on Jan- uary 20, 1995. Born in Madison County, Va., June 7, 1913, he was the son of the late Mitt Milton Dodson and Lydia M. (Nichols) Dod- son. Mr. Dodson was a self-em- ployed farmer for many years. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He also was a member of Moose Ledge 948 in Charles Town. Surviving are two daugh- ters, Gracie Roberts, Sharps- burg, Md., and Jane Roberts, Keedysville, Md.; one son, Ar- thur Dodson, Sharpsburg; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grand- children; and four great-great- grandchildren. He was the last member of his immediate family. He was also preceded in death by five children, Ter- ry Dodson, Josephine Dodson, okes conneoing fast & easy! ,,~' ~ Addnnses. ~ ! ~ JIZM6glG -L~ ~SN ~Y0~ ~ Technical .~1 I~ kom: mvw.lotalnelxom -2 - 6 Ernest M. Dodson, Jean Metz, and Gladys Cooper; four grand- children: seven sisters, Daisy Nichols, Elizabeth Printz, Rosa J. Weaver. Annie Christman, Lucy Cook. Martha Edwards, and Ma~" Edwards; four broth- ers, Clyde Dodson, Ernest Dod- son, Charles Dodson, and Ar- thur Dodson; and two half- brothers, Frank Dodson and John Dodson. Sen"ices were conducted at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town yesterday (Wednesday), March 30. at 10 a.m. Pastor Bruce Ge- phart officiated and interment was in Samples Manor Ceme- tery. Sam Bertuccio Sam Bertuccio, 88, died Sun- day, March 20, 2005, at his res- idence in Independence Manor, Flemington, N.J. He was born, raised and edu- cated in Passaic, N.J. He was employed in super- markets as produce supervisor and buyer until his retirement in 1976. Upon retirement, he moved to Charles Town, where he lived for 29 years. Mr. Bertuccio leaves his wife of 59 years, Helen; numerous nieces and nephews; grand- nieces and grand-nephews; and grand-grand-nieces and neph- ews. No details of funeral services were provided in the account of Mr. Bertuccio's passing. Cleanup Set By HFNHP Interested in historic pres- ervation and improving water quality in the Potomac River watershed? Then Harpers Fer- ry National Historical Park has a day planned that you won't want to miss--Saturday, April 2. From 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers will participate in a hands-on preservation event at Potomac Wayside, near the intersection of Highway 340 and Rt. 671. This year's cleanup is held in conjunction with the Civil War Preservation Trust's National Park Day cleanup and the Al- ice Ferguson Foundation's Po- tomac River Watershed Clean- up. This event will be held ram or shine. Volunteers should wear boots or sturdy shoes and be prepared to get dirty. Trash bags and canvas gloves will be provided by the park. T-shirts and water bottles, provided by our sponsors, will be available to all volunteers. Join the fun and share the good feelings that come from doing your part to help clean the Potomac watershed and to protect the Chesapeake Bay. We all live downstream. Join us on April 2. For more infor- mation, contact Park Ranger David Fox at 535-6282 or by email at Since 1918 EACKLES SPENCER FUNERAL HOME Man H. Norton, Licensee Robert L. Spencer" Licensee-In-Charge Traditional & Cremation Funerals Family Owned & Operated 304.535.6500 Harpers Ferry, WV Nohce o Jefferson. Coun Subscrtbers: ] Please notify our office immediately of[ 911 address changes or papers may [ not be delivered (as it has been a yearI since some address changes have gone into effecL) Thank You CEMETERY LOTS FOR SALE Singles, Side-by-Side Double and four-grave lots. Perpetual Care Included. Make your arrangements in advance rather than leaving more decisions for your family at a difficult time. [ For More lnfocmatian Call 7es..233e ] EDGE HILL CEMETERY Charles Town, W. Va Grace Mary Master Grace Mar3" Master. 90. of Charles Town, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at her home. Born April 5, 1914, in Hamil- ton, Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Samu- el Casson Standring and Mabel Southwell Standrmg. She was a member of the Charles Town Presbyterian Church and the Women's Gar- den Club and the duckpin bowl- ing league. She had worked as an in- surance secretary and was the right hand of her husband, Donald Cameron Master, for 60 years. In addition to her hus- band, she is survived by two sons, John Peter Master, Den- ver, Col., and David Standring Master, Reedsville, W.Va.; two daughters, Barbara Ann Byers, Midland, Tex., and Mary Cam- eron Master, Charlottesville, Va.; four grandchildren; and one sister, Helen Thompson, Battle, Ontario, Canada. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Gordon Standring, and one sister, Ruth Stan- dring. Services will be private. Arrangements are by the Jef- ferson Chapel Funeral Home in Ransom ISub~ribe to Gee I Spirit of lm~fierson Call (304) 725-2046 The Shepherd Program Board ~ill Native American music~ song~-riter Howard Wednesda3; April in room M08 in ter. Singer, songwriter, sician Howard creating music tlaat ditional sounds and his native Mohawk with contemporary folk Lyons has also for Best Folk Recording for the Native Aanerican Awards. Co-sponsored by forming Arts Series herd and the Office cultural Student program is free and public. 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