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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1978 Frank L. Ronemus, Prominet Charles Town Resident Dies Funeral services will be hem Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the Charles Town Asbury United Methodist Church, for Frank Leroy Ronemus, 87, prominent retired postal worker, of 329 North Mildred Street, Charles Town, who died May I, at his home. The Rev. Marcus Earp, pastor of the Methodist Church and the Rev. Robert Hiller, also of the Methodist Church, will officiate and they will be assisted by Dr. Wyman Hall, of the Charles Town Baptist Church. Masoni( Rites will also be held at Edge Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Ranson, this evening from 7 until 9 p.m. The deceased was born at Engle in Jefferson County, on February 19, 1891, a son of the late Edward Frank and "Ella Clymer Ronemus and he resided in Jefferson County all his life. He entered the Charles Town Postoffice November 25, 1911 and was appointed assistant Postmaster on April 1, 1924, for a priod of 16 months during the absence and death of Post- master Thomas R. Moore, Jr. He returned to a clerkship when T. T. Perry was appointed Postmaster in 1956. The deceased was a member of the Charles Town Asbury U.M. Church, Charles Town having served as a member of the official board of the church and secretary of the Board of Trustees of that church for man years. A well-known Mason throughout the state of West Virginia, a member of and Past Master of Malta Lodge No. 80 A.F. and A.M. and Past High Priest of Jefferson Chapter No. 5, Royal Arch Masons, both of Charles Town. He was also a member of Potomac Com- mander, No. 5, Knights of Templar of Shepherdstown. He was appointed a deputy grand lecturer of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of West Virginia in 1927 and Grand Lecturer of that body for the Masonic year 1963- 64. He was appointed Lecturer Emeritus on October 12, 1971. The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruth Clipp; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Richard W. Smith, of Staunton, Va.; also a grandson, William H. Ronemus, of Charlotte, N.C.; and a sister, Mrs. Hoover Lloyd, of Martinsburg. A son, Leroy Ronemus, preceded him in death. STEWART B. WHARTON, SR. Services were held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from the Smith and Strider Memorial Funeral Home in Charles Town, for Stewart B. Wharton, Sr., of Ranson, who died Saturday in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Wyman Hail, pastor bf the Charles Town Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was made in Edge Hill Cemetery in Cahrels Town. He was born in Berkeley County February 5, 1911, son of the late John and Margaret Wilburn Wharton. A former Illl RON RiSSLER YOUR REPRESENTATIVE ON THE COMMISSION APRIL 27--2T Pol. 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[U[R| [AIPllar PAII/Irr He wasamemherofCharlesl[lEalll||lU|||,l| wua| Athletel Town Lodge No. 948, Loyal Order of Moose; Citizens Fire Funeral services were held standing athlete, having played Company and an associate Monday from Zion Baptist football, basketball and track. member of the American Church in Charles Town, for He attended the Hagerstown, Legion. Michael Duvall McDaniel, 23- Md., Junior College for a time He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Franklin "Ophelia" Orndorff, Mar- tinsburg; Mrs. Ronald "Wanda" Mills, Ranson, and Mrs. Richard "Beverly" Catlett, Bunker Hill; three sons, Stewart B. Whaflon, Jr., Leetown Road; John William Wharton, Manassas, Va., and Charles E. Wharton, Fort Hood, Texas; 11 grand: Born in Bolivar, September 16, 1889, he was the son of Louis Levious Upright, and Caroline Bridner. His wife, Vallie May Dunn I Upright, preceded him in death in 1936. Mr "Upright, was a retired maintenance man at the Moler Quarry of United States Steel Corporation at Millville. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Luckett, Bolivar; Mrs. Ethel Cox, Kearneysville; three sons, Louis E. Upright, Bolivar; Alvin 1Upright, Leetown; Leon Upright, Charles Town; ten grand- children; eight great- grandchildren, and two great- great-grandchildren. Services were held Monday, May I, at 2 p.m., at the Eackles Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Arnold Hoffman officiating. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery in Bolivar. CHARLES W. KERNER Funeral services were being held this morning, Thursday, at 11 a.m., from the Ruck Funeral year-old outstanding hasketball player and a resident of East North Street, Charles Town, who died April 27, in Jefferson Hospital, following a lengthy illness. The Rev. Bishop Eugene E. Baltimore, of Ran- son, officiated and burial was made in the Johnsontown Cemetery in Jefferson County. The deceased was born in where he played on the college basketball team. He later transferred to Concord College at Athens, W. Va., where he also played on the college basketball team. Surviving in addition to his mother are a grandmother, Mrs. Marie McDaniel, of Charles Town; a brother, Reginald E. McDaniel, of Inwood; and three sisters --Miss Regina Marie McDaniel, of Charles Town; Miss Crystal Ann McDaniel, of Winchester, Va., and Mrs. Duan Tigney, of Inwcd, W. Va. children, one great-grandchild, Charles Town, October 31, 1954, .one great-niece, several other a son of Mrs. Doris Marie nieces and nephews, one of Boyce, Va. He was brother, Wade Wharton; two from Jefferson High sisters, Mrs. Irving "Edna Mac" in 1974 where he was an out- Jenkins, Ransorr, and Mrs. Bentley "Martha" Rudolph, taken from the Stayer Funeral Charles Town. Home in Strasburg at 1:30 this His wife, Ella Mae Wharton afternoon, Thursday, and placed preceded him in death in 1974 in the church. and two brothers, Ray and Active pallbearers will be William Wharton, preceded him Ernest Houser, Calvin Half: in death, master, John Williams, Luther LOUISLEON Robinson, Jr., Earl Williams and James Williams. Honorary UPRIGHT pallbearers will be" Bill Louis Leon Upright,. 88, of Williams, James Williams, Bolivar, died at his residence on Richard Williams, Thomas Saturday, April 29, following a Williams, Bobby Cameron, lengthy illness. Thomas Cameron, James Robinson and John Mayhew. Mr. Williams was born Sep- tember 3, 1899, in Rap- pahannock, son of the late Ar- chibald and Lucy Belle Hall Williams. He was the husband of the late Eva Lorraine Mayhew. He worked for 30 years with Standard Lime and Cement Co. Bakerton, and was assistant maintenance foreman of Shepherd College. He was a member of Strasburg . Church. He is survived by two children, Charles W. Williams, of Charles Town, and Elizabeth Heffner, of Knoxville, Md.; four brothers and one sister, Owdy Williams Bedford Williams, Sandy Williams and Douglas Williams, all of Strasburg, and Jessie Robinson, of strasburg, and three grandchidlren, Dougie and Donna Faye Heffner and Charlene Evelyn Williams. WI LLIAM H. HAMMERSLA Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Kogelschatz and Sons Funeral Home in Home in Baltimore, Md., for Martinsburg, for William Henry Charles Wesley Kerner, of Blue Hammersla, 92, of Route 2, Ridge Acres, of Harpers Ferry, Inwood, W. Va., who died who died Monday morning m Thursday, April 27, at the Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Hopemont Hospital. The Rev. The Rev. Thomas E. GrahanT Robert D. Hershberger and the will officiate and burial will be Rev. John E. Wright, officiated. made today in the Moreland Burial was made in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Gerardstown Presbyterian Taylor Avenue, Baltimore. Funeral arrangements were handled locally by the Smith and Strider Memorial Funeral Home in Charles Town. Graveside rites will be held at the cemetery. He was born in Cincinnati. Ohio. on July 1.1909, a son of the late William and Etta Aaron Kerner. Cemetery, with Berkeley Lodge No. 37 A.F. & A.M. conducting graveside rites. In lieu of flowers, the family requested contributions he made to the Camp Frame Association. Born in Little Georgetown, W. Va., he was a son of the late Richard and Margaret Hays Hammersla. He worked for his father in the flour mill at North Mountain and later for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Pittsburgh. He retired from West Virginia University Extension Service as an auditor and bookkeeper. He was a member of the Gerard- stown Presbyterian Church, Berkeley Lodge No. 37, A.F. & A.M., Past High Priest and treasurer of the Bethesda Chapter, No. 16 A.F. & A.M., the board of directors of Farmers and Mechanics Mutual Fire Insurance Company of West Virginia, and the UCT. He is survived by his wife, Maurie Staub Hammersla; two daughters, Mrs. Paul J. Reid of Charles Town, and Mrs. Charles W. McDonald, of Inwood; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Linton and Miss Ryneal Hammersla, both of Martinsburg, and Mrs. Elmer Harrison, of Hedgesville, and six grandchildren. MRS. JOHN LEE UNGER Mrs. Elizabeth Gay Unger, 53, of Rt. 1, Berryville, Va., died Wednesday morning, April 26, in the University of Virginia Hospital at Charlottesville, Va. Mrs. Unger was born on September 14, 1924, in Washington County, Virginia. She is the daughter of Mrs. Della Denney Folk and the late Wiley F. Denney. She was retired from the U.S. Government and a member of the Keystone Baptist Church. - - - - 400 - - - - BEEF CATTLE AT PUBLIC A UCTION Mr. Kerner was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. in the livestock division for a numb,r of years and following retinra " was self-employed as , (a ac- countant: he was a eteLan of World War II, having s,ved with the U.S. Arm) fro., 935 until 1943; was on the Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Acres; a Past Master of Washington SATURDA !', MA Y 73, 1978 Beginning A T 7 ].'00 A. M. JIM TROUT'S INDIAN RIVER FARM 10104 Dublin Road 2 Miles N. Walkersville, Md. North of Frederick on Rt. 15 - 5 miles- turn right on Biggs Lodge No. 3 AF & AM; member of the Dreid Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, serving as a member of Crusade Com- mandry No. 5 of Maryland, and a member of AM-Vets of Post No. 9, Middletown, Md. He was a member of the American Legion Jackson Perks Post No. 71 of Charles Town; the Ford Rd. go 1.4 miles, turn leR on Dublin Rd. 2.2 miles to farm on left. SELLING: 88 Registered Polled Hereford Cows many with calves at side and due 13 unregistered Polled Hereford Cows II unregistered Polled Hereford Bred Heifers 25 unregistered open Polled Hereford Heifers 5 Crossbred Hereford-Angus Heifers 72 1977 calves, both sexes, Crossbreds, Polled Herefords influx of tourists this summer. [ She is survived by one son, Motorists, including drivers of[ installed at the John Lee Unger, Jr., of the many charter buses ex-[ the one-way Berryville and one daughter, pected, can avoid the an- I In addition to Judith Vivian Eiey, of Valver- ticipated traffic backups at the[ restriction, a bolt ton, Va.; two grandchildren, one Route 340 bridge by taking an ] and overweight lq step-son, five sisters, Genevieve while the M. Elsea, of Berryville; A. alternate route, he pointed out. I rehabilitated. A traffic light system has been Eloise Yeiger, of Ephirata, Pa.; :.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:...:.:.:.:.:+:.:.:........ Dorothy O. Badders, of Monkton, Md.; Delores A. i! I MAKE YOUR VOICE Turner, of Laurel, Md., and Dora Ellen Megonaell, of Camp :::: ELECT !ii Hill, Pa.; five brothers, Blake S. Denney, of Round Hill, Va.; Wiley E. Denney, of Bellview, Fla.; Ronald C. Deoney, of Charles Town; Wendell F. Denney, of Berryville, and G. Gavin Denney, of Winchester, Va. Her husband, John Lee Unger, Sr., preceded her in death on November 20, 1977. The funeral was held on April 29, at 1 p.m., in the John H. Enders Funeral Home in Berryville by the Rev. M Eugene Burge and the Rev. Ray W. Brendle. Burial was in the Pleasant View Memory Gardens near Martinsburg. VFW'S "LOYALTY 'rom Page 1 Mrs. Carolyn Snyder, director of the Governor's Regional Office in Martinsburg, also spoke briefly. The local group known as the Youth of Today and Leaders of Tomorrow, headed by Bill and Brian Jones, with Kenny Staubs and Terry Carper, participated :i:i i!ii :::: :: iiii iii! :::: :i:i in the program and 14-year-old Gail Oden of Harpers Ferry, was crowned as the 1978 Loyalty Day Queen by Congressman Staggers. Francis Morgan of Shepherdstown, served as the trumpeter for the opening and closing of the program. TRAFFIC ON From Page I Washington County. take Maryland Route 34. from Alternate U.S. Route 40. On the other side of the Potomac, this highway becomes West Virginia Route 480, which intersects with Route 9 north of Charles Town. George Small, Acting District Traffic Engineer for Washington County, said that authorities at Harpers Ferry and Charles Democrat House of Delegates Peoples Committee for Moler" Dorothy Caperton, Ch. Ed Roger Ramey Nancy Withers Shirley Hunt William Padfield lmogene Riely William Kline Margaret Kiimer Edith Alexander Marie West Authorized by Peoples Committee for Dorothy Caperton, Chairman Town are expecting a heavy ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PLEASE VOTE AND RE-ELECT ,,.' JOSEPH P. CHRISTIAN, JR. MEMBER OF THE JEFFERSON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE SERVING THE CHARLES TOWN AND RANSON DISTRICTS. DEDICATED MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THE [ YOUR SUPPORT WILL BE APPRECIATED. THANK YOU. May 4-1t Ad paid for by the ::i  ELECT JOHN STROUD County Commissioner Loyal Order of Moose No. 948 of and Angus o Charles Town', Order of the' 48 Grand Angus Cows - mostly with calves at side and due Eastern Star Chapter 100, of 26 Crossbred cows and heifers - bred and open some calves Parkesville, Md.; the Round by sale day ' k Power House Eight Square Dancers of I Angus Herd Bull -. John Buric bred Natural action toggl lock Brunswick, Md., and a member 10 Polled Herefoi'd Herd Bulls a/4" x 16' . ., of the Presbyterian Church. 4 Yearling Polled Hereford Bulls From Harper's Ferry DisWict " polished chrome case Hazel C. Bloom Kerner, at the 1 700 lb. Hereford Steer " Specl Glen Burnie, Md. ; Mrs. Hereford and Angus cattle, both the grades and purebreds. OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS our County Commission to: Lightweight, durame Surviving are his wife, Mrs. 7 Yearling Bulls - Angus and Crossbreds Shock absorber blade home; two daughters, Mrs. "LOYALYY DAY" could mean much more, bumper " 18 Angus calves - fall 1977. James "Alberta" McNicholson, This is a very useful and productive herd of Polled --LOYALTY SHOULD BEpIN A1 S6.95 Margaret Kaptain, Baltimore, There are over 100 calves on the ground born since Jan. 1st Md.; three sisters, Mrs. harry and more are coming every day. These cattle will be sold in 1. Be LOYAL to the LAW 0F OUR NATION aM stop djlgrh Frances" Litchtenstein, their every day working condition. They have come tbru the " Cumberland, Md. ; Mrs. severe winter very well and are ready to go on pasture and 2. Be LOYAL to our STATE CONSTITUTION and give the 0 Cl#[Nst Raymond "Carolyn" Miles, OFFICES the respect, cooperation end support which h their pay their way. Marriottsville, Md. ; Mrs. SALE ORDER: Registered cattle, followed by individual 3. Be LOYAL to our STATE "SUNSHINE LAW" and (lled "Executive Session,") from ALL AGENCIES of 4. Be LOYAL to our CITIZENS by joining the other 54 Countiei I VEHICLE STATE LICENSE TAG SALES ovor the counter, 5. Be LOYAL to our LOCAL ECONOMY by HOT PUMPING OUR' TO THE OUTSIDE, but, whevur possible, BUSINESSES, instead. 6. Be LOYAL to OUR COMMUNITY: Provide RURAL POLICE morose SUPPORT mR mE COMp00Nm, SOL00 YOUR VOTE IS NEEDED THE May 9th Election QUALITY OF LIFE in Jefferson County for the NEXT 6 Pol. 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Lelancl Clark, Associate P.O. Box 188 Poolesville, Md. 20837 Phones: 301-972-8313 301-M9-5859 COL. ROBERT MULLENDORE & COL. JAMES G. TROUT, Auctioneers LEASE & WACHTER, Clerks CATALOGS AVAILABLE SALE DAY May 4-2t