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6 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE _ THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1978 William P (Bill) Perks, Well . Gravesideserviceswere,00,d 00e'd BOYD SAGA L Sunday, April 30, in Zion Fridayat2p,m. from the Melvin ,Episcopal Churchyard, by the T. Strider Colonial Funeral CONTINUES TO Known ocalCivic Leader, Dies Rev. RogerHeushaw, rectorof Home in Ranson, bytheRev. William Peking "Bill" Perks, member of the Jefferson County Zion Episcopal Church, for MrSa Mr. Dunn, for William Michael w,od,00 MOCK COUNTY of 710 Jefferson Avenue, retired prominent Charles Town Civic Leader, died Monday in Jef- ferson Memorial Hospital, following an illness of some time. The deceased, who was re- ferred to as Bill by his legion of friends and acquaintances, was bern in Jefferson County, July 13, 1912, a son of the late Clarence C. and Mebel Dunn Perks. He was employed by the Peoples Supply of Charles Town for some 26 years prior to his retirement in 1974. Prior to joining the staff of the Peoples Supply, "Bill" was employed at the J. C. Penney Company store in Charles Town. He was a member of the Charles Town Asbury United Methodist Church; the Charles Town Lions Club of which he had served as both president and cabinet secretary; he was a charter Youth Center, and served on the board of directors for many Town, who died April 19, in tears; was a member of the Petersburg, Fla., where she had Board of Directors of the Jef- been making her home. ferson County Fair Association She was born in Jefferson and for some 20 years served as County, a daughter of the late general manager of the Fair. He John M. and Louise Baylor was also long an active member Trapnell. of the Charles Town Chapter Surviving are one son, John A. LoyalOrder of Mouse Lodge No. Purcen,Jr.,Columbla, S.C.; and 948. two grandchildren. Her husband, John A. Purcell Surviving are his widow, Mrs. preceded her in death. Harriet Holloway Perks, at the home; two sons, Rohert C. Perks, of Boulder, Colorado and Peter Perks, at the home also a sister, Mrs. Elsie P. Maye, of Charles Town. Funeral services will he held this afternoon -- Thursday -- at 2 p,m. from the Charles Town Methodist Church, with the Rev. Marcus Earp, pastor, of- ficiating. Burial will be made in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town. Irvin M. Deener, Sr. Killed In Quarry Accident At Millville Irvin MarioweDeener, Sr., 48- He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Mills Deener, at the home; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Ann Hancock, Beale Air Force Base in California; Miss Susan Ann Deener, at the home; one son, Irvin M. Deener, Jr., Mar- tinsburg; two grandchildren two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Lan- caster, Chestnut Hill; Mrs. Virginia Wilt, Charles Town. Funeral services were con- ducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Eackles Funeral Chapel at Harpers Ferry, the Rev. John Layton officiating. Interment was in the Bronsville Heights Cemetery, at Brownsville Heights, Md. year-old Willlamsport, Md., man, was crushed to death about 11:15 Thursday morning at the United States Steel Company Moler plant at Millville. Deener, who was apparently crushed when caught between two coal cars, was pronounced dead on arrival at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson. He was born in Yarrowsburg, Md., December 7, 1929, a son of the late Gilbert Franklin and Viola Potter Deener. Mr. Deener was employed at the steel plant at Millville and was a retired S-Sgt. with the United States Air Force, having served during the Korean War and the Viet Nam Conflict. REUBEN POSTON Reuben Poston, of 405 Jef- ferson Avenue, died Sunday in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Born August 14, 1901, in Wadesvflle, Va., he was the son of Walter W. Poston and Edith Stickel. Mr. Poston retired in 1967, having been employed in the maintenance department at American University in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Summit Point United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Anders Poston, at the home; three sisters, Mrs. Jack (Anna) Pitzer, Pikeside; Mrs. Howard (Genevieve) Fellers, Summit Point; Mrs. Edith Mannington, Front Royal, Va.; and one brother, Skinner Poston Summit Point. Services were held at the Melvin T. Strider Company Colonial Funeral Home Wed- nesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Katherine Eye officiating. In- terment was in Edge Hill Cemetery. Rebecca Trapnell Purcell, former resident of Charles Tuesday in Jefferson Memorial Hospital, following an illness ot Clarence Boyd is in jail. two years. Burial will he made in Again. the Bunker Hill Cemetery. Beyd, charged with numerous Friends will be received at the offenses, was returned to the funeral home tonight, Thursday, county jail early Saturday af- from 7 until 9 p.m. ternoon by State Police, after he The deceased was born in had escaped at 4:15 p.m., Jefferson County, February 19, Friday, while being escorted 1912, a son of the late Noah Hall the jail from the courthouse. and Betty Jane Jones Haynes. According to statements rhade He was an orchard foreman for to Sheriff Howard Wilt by the Hollis.Lowman orchard at Deputy Robert Carr, who was Kearneysville and a niember cf accompanying Boyd when he the Leetown Presbyterian escaped, Boyd said he wanted to Church. Some years back, he talk to his lawyer, then turned was connected with the old and ran back to the courthouse. Civilian Conservation Corp Followinga brief encounter with program. his lawyer, Boyd ran out through Surviving are his widow, Mrs. the courthouse front door, Wilt Mary Lou Fellers, at the home related. MRS. LILLIAN C. KELLER Mrs. Lillian Pearl Campbell Keller, of 208 W. Congress Street, died unexpectedly Friday, April 21, at Winchester Va., Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient. three sons -- Donald Haynes, of Following an extensive Born in Rappahannock Ransen; Charles, of manhunt by all county law en- County, Va., March 15, 1907, she Va.; and William, at the home forcement officers, assisted by was the daughter of thelate John six daughters -- Mrs. Martinsburg police dogs, Boyd and Lena Woodward Frazier. Barron, of Martinsburg; Mrs. was found hiding in an unoc- Moving at an early age she Barbara Baryon, of Middieway; cupied house trailer near spent most of her life in Jef- Mrs. Brenda Dailey, of Charles Shenandoah Downs, by Charles ferson County and was retired Town; and Diane, Judy and Town police officer Louie Annual House, Garden Tour Saturday, Mary Haynes, all at home; also Brunswick, Wilt said. nine grandchildren. One sister, Boyd was returned to the jail Clara Haynes Heflin, is and placedin a single occupancy deceased, cell, with no visitors allowed, Rev. Joseph Lewis also of- until Tuesday morning, Wilt ficiated, stated. At that time he was GERTRUDE L.SULLIVAN transferred to a cell block and Gertrude Lavinla Sullivan, 82, visitation rights were restored of Lovettsville, Va., died Sun- according to the Sheriff, who day, April 16, in Lovettsvilie noted that this was normal after a lengthy illness, procedure. Born in Washington, D.C., from Musselman Fruit Products Company in 1963 and from Ranson Fruit Company in 1970. Married twice, her first husband, Jake Campbell, preceded her in death in 1951. Surviving are four daughters -- Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Orn dorff, Charles Town; Mrs. Robert (Betty) Routzhan, Middletown, Md.; Mrs. Edward (Madeline)Boyd, Rippon; Mrs. Bennett (Georgia) Parke Gainesville, Fla.; three sons Lewis E. Campbell, Frederick "YORK HILL": Located five miles south of Shepherdstown, one of Shenandoah Junction, on the Sandy Ridge Road. On November 4, Fairfax made a grant of 360 acres to Samuel Drake. The log house L built on part of this land has had additions over the years, c and it is now a large and comfortable home. It has been fifty years because of the variety of apple trees then plented in orchards. York Hill is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hockman family, and is being shown for the first time. Hostesses at York members of the Potomac Garden Club. Md.; Norman R. (Jake) Camp- May. . maintain the operation of the bell, Frederick; Donald L. Surviving are one son, charles facilities. Dues include the use of Campbell, Charles Town; 20 A. Sullivan, Lovettsville, Va.; the club by an entire immediate grandchildren; one great- several grandchildren; and two family living in the same grandchild; one brother, sisters, household, but additional use Clarence H. Frazier, Harpers The body rested at the Collins may he authorized in some areas Ferry; one sister, Mrs. Mabel Funeral Home in Silver Spring, as specified by the Shannondale Kranenberg, Charles Town; and Md., with services being held Club. meces and nephews. April 19 at 10 a.m. at the Holy Additional information is Services were conducted Name Catholic Church in available by contacting the Tuesday at 2 p.m. from St. Washington, the Rev. Patrick Shannondale Club Ltd. John's Episcopal Church in Kemp officiating, lnterment was Three Of F'm Rippon with the Rev. David in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in From Page 1 Mrs. Johnson was a member Wood officiating. Interment was Washington. The 23rd Annual Housd and Garden Tour of Shepherdstown, Martinsburg, Charles Town and Harpers Ferry, sponsored by the Shenandoah.Potomac Garden Council will be on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Traveling in your own car the Tour route will take you through beautiful, historic of the Bethesda United Methodist Church, at Molers Crossroads; and a member of the Harpers Ferry Women's Club. She was preceded in dth by her husband, Dr. Cliff C. Johnson, in 1943. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Eleanor K. Johnson Alexandria, Va.; one son Samuel Linden Johnson Alexandria; one brother, Robert F. Knott, Shepherdstown; four grandchildren; and two great grand-children. RAYMOND E. KRONK Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Eackles Funeral Chapel in Harpers Ferry, by the Rev. Arnold Hoffman, for Raymond E. Kronk, 85, who died Tuesday night, April 18, at his residence in Harpers Ferry. Burial was made in the Ebenezer Cemetery February 2, 1896, she was the Dues, initially set at $250, may Berkeley and Jefferson Counties daughter of Charles Edward be raised or lowered after the of the Eastern Panhandle of Miller and Gertrude Lavinia first year as required to West Virginia following to 20 points of interest. The Old Opera House, one of the few remaining buildings of its kind, is located in downtown Charles Town, where members of the Wayside Garden Club will serve as hostesses and offer information on points of interest in the area. They will also serve a box-lunch for tour-goers at a nominal cost. Jefferson County Court House and Museum, located nearby, will be opened to the tour. in Edge Hill Cemetery. Martinsburg Attorney Steven Having been on,the tour for 23 The Smith and Strider Askin, who represented years, Piedmont, Rt. 51 west of Memorial Funeral Home was in IMPRESSIVE Clarence E. Boyd, who was Charles Town, is always a most indicted by the April Grand Jury interesting home to visit with its charge of arrangements. From Page l on an armed robbery charge, almost perfect Georgian ar- THOMAS C. MYERS sorhip of the Veterans of Foreign ,and a charge of strong armed chitecture and period fur- Funeral services Were held Wars organizationsthroughout robbery at a @revious term ol nishings. Friday at 2 p.m. from the New the country, will be related by a Court, asked that criminal Traveling to Bunker Hill, Street United Methodist Church member of the VFW Post or motions on both indictments be Berkeley County, follow the heard before Judge Sencindiver Green and White Tour Arrows to Friday before he be arraigned. Haven Hill, a contemporary in Shepherdstown, for Thomas Auxiliary. Clayton Myers, 88, of 509 S. King It was the VFW Post and Street, Shepherdstown, who died Auxiliary which initiated the April 18, at his home. The Rev. observances of Loyalty Day in Robert Richardson officiated Charles Town and Jefferson and burial was made in Elm- County some three years ago wood Cemetery in Shepherd- with a program designed to stown. Funeral arrangements involve the community in an were handled by the Melvin T. overt display of loyalty to the American Flag and this country. Strider Sudley Funeral Home in And Mrs. Albright and all the Shepherdstown. members of the VFW Auxiliary He was born in Shepherd- and post are hopeful that every stown, September 10, I9, a son loyal citizen in the county will of William C. and Fannie Sue take the time to participate in Folk Myers. Mr. Myers retired in 1963 the festivites Sunday to having farmed and lived on the make the occasion the best ever held in Jefferson County. Far View Farm in Jefferson The ministers of all church- Wilkins Speaker for Lions Zone Social Saturday Here Lions and their wives from the seven clubs in Zone I are preparing for a big night at the Lions Center in Ranson Satur- day evening, April 29. James R. Wilkins, a member of the Winchester Lions Host Club for over 30 years, will be the guest speaker. Wilkins has MRS. JAMES M. CARTER Graveside services were held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Summit Point. by the Rev. Arthur Allen. for Mrs. Elsie B. Carter. of 19 Fisk Street, Fair Haven, Florida, who died April 13 in the Fair Haven Nursing Home. where she had been a guest for a short time following a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Smith and Strider Memorial l,uneral Home She was bern in Summit Point Jefferson County, September 12, 1885, a daughter of James and Elizabeth Hall Allen. Mrs. Carter moved from Jefferson County to Washington, at Loudoun Heights, Va. The County ; he was a member of the es in the' county are being deceased had been ill for some New Street United Methodist requested to have special time, but death was not ex- Church; a member f the mention in prayers for regular pected. Shepherdstown Men's Club; and services on behalf of deceased He was bern at Sandy Hook, a member of the Mt. Nebe veterans, Mrs. Albright stated. Md., December 31, 1892, a son of Masonic Lodge No. 91 for 50 traveled extensively throughout the world as Commander of an Aviation Engineer Squadron in World War II, on the People and Sister City Programs, and the State Chamber of Commerce Shannondale Club Trade and Goodwill groups. From Page 1 Alsoasa tourist and student of history, he has visited Russia Carol V. Davenport, Cornelia M. and other communist countries Gribbin, Francis W. Lyle, James several times. Wilkins has also D. Oweus, William F. Schroder, John O. Schwonzer and William V. White. The total sale price of the facility will be $550,000 which includes over 100 acres which encompasses all the clubhouse and recreational facilities at the Shannondale Club. vlsRed Rurope, the Middle East the Far East, Pacific Area South and Central America many times. He is considered an authority on the Mayan civilization. He also has an excellent knowledge of Russia and world communism, the Holy Land, the Middle East and D.C., in 1905 where she was employed for a number of years. Her husband, James Marshall Carter. preceded her in death in 1917. In recent years she.had made her home with her daughter, Miss Celeste Carter of 19 Fisk St, Fair Haven. In addition to her daughter, other survivors include one niece, Mrs. Isabell Johnson, Manuet, N.J.; and one nephew, Franklin Dixon, Summit Point. MRS. CLIFFORD JOHNSON Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Eackles Funeral Chapel, Harpers Ferry, by the Rev. Michael Smith, for Mrs. Mary Lillian Johnson, 94, of Harpers Ferry, who died Thursday, April 20. in the Knott Nursing Home in Charles Town where she had been a guest for some time. Interment was made in Elm- wood Cemetery in Shepherd- stown. She was born December 12, 1883 in Jefferson County, a daughter of the late Samuel Tanner and Lillie Reinhart Knott. the late William W. and Mary years. Elizabeth Wink Kronk. His wife, Mrs. Hazel Bell Mr. Kronk was a retired Myers, preceded him in death operator at the Harpers Ferry April 17, 1969. plant of the Potomac Edison Surviving are two daughters, Company, and for many years Mrs. Richard (Marian) Moore, was assistant to J. Donald Shepherdstown; Mrs. William Eackles at the funeral home in (Elizabeth) Jones, Millburne Harpers Ferry Beach, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. His wife, Mrs. label Edwards Lorraine Skinner, Shepherd- Kronk, preceded him in death in stown; two brothers, Reed F. 1965. Myers, Ravenswood, W. Va.; Surviving are one son, Lewis William Clayton Myers, Kronk, at the home; one Holindale, Fla.; two grand- daughter, Mrs. Constance children; and four great- Grove, Brunswick, Md.; two grandchildren. grandchildren; five great- Preceding him in death were grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. one daughter, Mrs. Jean Price Hazel Harrison, Decatur, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. R. C. Jenkins Mrs. Estelle Aschmeier Baltimore, Md.; one brother Patrick Kronk, Brunswick. and two brothers, George Myers and Daniel Myers. second homes. According to White, there are ADAM W. GRUBER around 400 residents who have Graveside services were held signed up for memberships in Saturday morning, at 11 o'clock the new, non-profit Shannondale at the Masonic Cemetery in Club. More than 450 will have Middleway, with the Rev. signed up by this weekend. William Brooks officiating for "We're shooting for a first- Presently, there are 255 Africa.rHe has made hundreds of families who live on the grounds speeches and slide presentations while there are a on these and various other total of 650 residents in Shan- subjects to civic clubs. nondale, many of them using educational groups, studentsl their properties as vacation or religious groups and patriotic organizations. Mr. Wilkins' subject will he Central and East Africa and the Middle East. He was com- manding officer of an aviation engineer squadron in this area during World War II. The clubs to which Wilkins will April 18 at the University of Virglnm Hospital in Chariot- tesville, Va. Arrangements for the funeral were hanSed by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Rauson. He was born April 4, 1978, in the Winchester Memorial Hospital, Winchester, Va. Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Joseph George Gruber, II, at the home; Paul Douglas Gruher, at the home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Ring; Middleway; great maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Ring, Middleway; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Gruber, Mid- dleway. Adam William Gruber, infant year membership of around 500 speak consist of Charles Town, son of George and Sandra members and we're not too far Harpers Ferry-Bolivar, Lucille Ring Gruber of Kear- from that goal at this time. The Pikeside, Hedgesviile, Inwood- neysville, who died Tuesday, long-range goal will be 1,000 Bunker Hill, Opequnn and members," White said. Martinsburg. Actual dues and first-year This will be a ladles night membership fees are $250 each, event with the social beginning meaning that charter members at S p.m., followed by dinner an will have a total bill of $500 for hour later. Entertainment will the first year. be furnished by the Jefferson l l VOTE FOR [X-] Barbara J. Pearrell DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE Jefferson County Magistrate SliMy hdeml - De -  ************************ YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT WILL lie APPRECIATED APRIL27 -- 2T Pol. Ad by Candidate I I MRS. ,lAMES M. CARTER Mrs. Elsie B. Carter, 93, Fisk St., Fair Haven, N.J., died at the Fair Haven Nursing Home Thursday, April 13. Bern at Summit Point in 1885, she was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Hall Allen. She left Jefferson County in 1905 and married James Marshall Carter, who died in 1917. She worked a number of years in Washington, D.C,, and in later years resided with her daughter, Ceiesto Carter, in Fair Haven. She is survived by her daughter; one niece, Mrs. Isabie Johnson, of Manuet, N, J.; and one nephew, Franklin Dixon, of Summit Point. Her body was brought from New Jersey to the Smith and Strider Memorial Funeral Home, April 14. Graveside services were held Saturday, April 15, at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Arthur Allen. llouse, built of rough-sawn cedar. Nearby is Morgan Cabin, home of the first permanent white settler in this part of the state. Driving through beautiful orchards, the Tour guides you to Ar-Qua Springs on Rt. 45, the Arden Road. Next is Rural Hill, west on Rt. 9, near Hedgesville, was built in 1778 by Hessian soldiers, prisoners of the Revolution. Maidstone Manor Farm is located near Marlowe off 1-81 and Rt. 11. In Martinsburg, the General Adam Stephen House built in 1789 will again be open. The house is on the National Register of Historic Sites due to its im- portance and authenticity of restoration. In Kearneysville at in- tersection Rt. 9 and 48, the Everhart Home and Garden will show beautiful informal plan- tings of 75 varieties of daffodils, with a wide range of perennials a 100 foot high t the Potomac Bi From Shepha Tour signs lea, meaning "tittle stone house w group of Bapti.s was used as thet until the mid-180 Traveling to I the Leonard Be Hill, is a turn" house overlooldnl River. Of inter fashioned kitebe room which has Being shown. Park Service which has the 1859 doah-Potumac On Tour for three different Shannondale " Tudor and Also open and biennials typical of Colonial be met here gardens, homes Located on Ridge Road, off Rt. Ad 48, near Shepherdstown is York Hill. $6.00 for adult,  children 12 a sd9, In Shepherdstown, on Mill admission is $ t'z Street is River Cliffs situated on 50 cents for child JAMES R. WILKINS High School Jazz Band. A danc will conclude the evening. SAR Chapter Meeting Set On April 28 The quarterly meeting of the General Adam Stephen Chapter of the Sons of American Revolution will be held at the McFarland House, S. Queen Street, Martinsburg, on Friday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m., it was announced today by President  Charles F. Prints. Marshall J. Beverley, Sr., of Gerrardstown, will be the speaker. Beverley is chairman of the Board of Visitors of Mount Vernon and will talk about the COMPUTER.BASED ON DISPLAY AT COMMISSION "I'm a public-spirited Botsford (above), Jefferson is testing the computer-based display at the County Charles Town. Commission is purchase of about 110 of the voting four ballot counters, which ballots a minute. After system with Commission Assistant David Ash, Dean said because it will save the county easier to use than paper ballOtS majoring in chemistry and at Shepherd College, and his teaches English at Jefferson Shepherdstown. he candidate ever has problems of administration of our first president's home. Beverley, a former mayor of Alexandria, Va., and vice- president of the United Virginia Bank, is assistant to the president of the Old National vows to continue faithfully to i Bank. A large turnout is ex- pacted. *$$$ The problems of the world are complicated by too much negotiations. i i ii RON RISSLER For Commissioner Kabletown District APRIL 27--2T PoL Ad by Candidate il