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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON - Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, May 18, 2000 In Memoriam ! JOHN M. HOAGLUND John M. Hoaglund, 84, of Harp- ers Ferry, died Saturday, May 13, at IHS of Charles Town. Born August 9, 1915, in Kiron, Iowa, he was the son of the late John E. Hoaglund and Maria Seestrum Hoaglund. He was associated with the Hill- top House in Harpers Ferry for many years. He was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church at Kiron. He graduated from the Univer- sity of Iowa and did graduate work at Drake University. He was a stu- dent of the famous American painter Grant Wood. He was the last member of his immediate family. Besides his parents, he was pre- ceded in death by a sister, Elmarie Smithson, and a brother, Eugene Hoaglund. Services will be held at a later date at the Kiron Cemetery in Iowa. Arrangements were made by the Cackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry. CHARLES R. FERRELL Charles Ralph Ferrell, 59, of Shenandoah Junction, died Thurs- : day, May 11, at his home. : Born July 13, 1940, in Shenan- : doah Junction, he was the son of : the late Colonel Homer Ferrell and o Ida Susan Berry Ferrell. : He was preceded in death by his ," wife, Joyce Lee Ferrell, in 1993. ", He was a graduate of Shepherd- stown High School. He retired from Harpers Ferry Center under the National Park Service, as a support service spe- : cialist. ,He was a member of Grace Bap- : tist Church in Shenandoah Junc- ,'tion, where he served as deacon : emeritus. ,He was a member of Elk Branch :Masonic Lodge 93 in Shenandoah Junction. He is survived by a son, Dr. ;David R. Ferrell, Wheeling; two sisters, Betty Padgett and Janice :Myers, both of Shenandoah Junc- ~,tion; a brother, Floyd L. Ferrell, Shenandoah Junction; and nieces : and nephews. He was preceded in death by a :son, Charles R. Ferrell, Jr. ~ He is also survived by a close ,friend, Sara Southard, Shenan- ~' doah Junction. : Services were held Monday at 2' ;p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Shenandoah Junction. The Rev. 'Robert Campbell officiated. Burial was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens Cemetery, Martinsburg. Memorial donations may be made to Grace Baptist Church, in care of Sue Kircher, Treasurer, P.O. Box 68, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442. DAVID LEE KORNS David Lee Korns, 47, of Dog- ~vood Lane, Wide River Farms, Harpers Ferry, died Wednesday, May 3, at his home. Born in Somerset, Pc June 30, 1952, he was the son of Thurman D. and Darleen Fay (Lambert) Korns, of Stoystown, Pc. He was a graduate of Shanksville-Stony Creek Schools in Pennsylvania. He had been a warehouse man- ager with the Skylighter Co Inc Purcellville, Va. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church at Shanksville, Pc and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. Besides his parents, survivors include his' wife of 27 years, Mau- reen M. Babbington Korns, at home; a son, Jeremiah J. Korns, at home; two sisters, Bonnie Stutzman, Fridens, Pc and Jac- queline Eppler, Cransberry Town- ship, Pc.; a brother, Michael T. Korns, Lower Burrell, Pc.; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Korns. A memorial service will be con- ducted at the convenience of the family and there will be no visita- tion. Arrangements were made by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Fu- neral Home. WILLIAM H. COLLIS William Harry "Bill" Collis, 88, of Ranson, died Monday, May 15, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home, Hagerstown, Md. Born December 11, 1911, he was the son of the late Harry Henry and Lucy Cain Collis. His wife, Alice Virginia Fadley Collis, died in 1992. Mr. Collis attended Leetown schools, and retired after 20 years as service manager of Farm Ma- chinery Department, Peoples Sup- ply, Charles Town. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Charles Town Baptist Church, as well as VFW Memorial Post 3522 and Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71. Surviving are a son, Harry W. Collis, Charles Town; a sister, Martha Beckman, Alexandria, Va.; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lula Rodefer; and a brother, Calvin Collis. Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Melvin T. Strider Colo- nial Funeral Home. Dr. Wyman Hall will officiate and burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery. ARNOLD JENKINS Arnold Jenkins, 80, of Harpers Ferry, died Thursday, May 11, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Born March 4, 1920 in Jefferson County, he was the son of the late Rodney Warren and Mable Belle Hardy Jenkins. He retired from the U.S. Steel Co. Quarry, Millville, after 39 years. He was a member of Camp Hill- Wesley United Methodist Church in Harpers Ferry, where he was an usher. He is survived ,by his wife of 59 years, A. Louise Russell Jenkins; two sons, David A. Jenkins, Ran- son, and Daniel L. Jenkins, Charles Town; two sisters, M. Viola Jackson, Charles Town, and Joan Whitmer, Shenandoah Junction; four brothers, Melvin William Jenkins, Ranson, and Emery Jenkins, Gerald M. Jenkins and Kenneth K. Jenkins, all of Harpers Ferry; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces; neph- ews; and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Audrey Jenkins; and three brothers, Lester Warren Jenkins, Elmer R. Jenkins and Donald D. Jenkins. Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colo- nial Funeral Home. The Rev. Dou- glas Fraim officiated. Burial was in Edge Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Associa- tion, c/o Robert Ott, 420 Forrest Ave Charles Town, WV 25414; or Camp Hill-Wesley United Method- ist Church, 601 Washington St Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. BETTY L. FLETCHER Betty Lou Fletcher, 74, of Little Run Acres, Shepherdstown, died Monday, May 15, at her home. Born November 1, 1925, in Weston, she was the daughter of Emma Stalnaker Harvey, of Shep- herdstown, and the late Hersery Fisher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Eugene Fletcher. She was a 1943 graduate of Weston High School, and attended West Virginia Business School. She retired from Shepherd Col- lege as a secretary citer 23 years. She was a member of New Street United Methodist Church, Shepherdstown. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 155; Shep- herdstown Women's Club; Meck- lenburg Homemakers and with Hospice of the Panhandle. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a stepsister, Opal Losh, Weston; a stepbrother, Dana Harvey, Weston; two cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two stepfathers, George Harvey and Paul Westfall; a stepbrother, Dale Harvey; and a cousin. ESTABLISHED 1844 Published Weekly on Thursday by The Jefferson Publishing Company, Inc. 210 North George Street Charles Town, West Virginia Telephone: (304) 725-2046 Second Class Postage Mail Address: p.o. Box 966 Paid at Charles Town, W.Va. Charles Town, W.Va. 25414 USPS No. 510-960 Annual Subscription Price To Jefferson County addresses $21.00, including tax To all other West Virginia addresses $23.00, including tax To all other USA addresses $24.00, no tax required EDITOR & PUBLISHER Edward "Pat" Dockeney POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to The Spirit of Jefferson-Farmer's Advocate, P.O, Box 966, Charles Town, WV 25414. Services will be Friday at l0 By Bill Theriault a.m. at New Street United Meth- P.O. Box 173 odist Church. The Rev. James BakertonWV25410 Embrey will officiate. Dial 876-3321 Today the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown The National Trust for I~istoric Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Preservation has designated this The family also will receive Preservation Week. Here are some friends Saturday from 10 a.m. to events listed on the trust's Website noon at Floyd Funeral Home, 402that you might want to check out. Main Street, Weston. Graveside (They didn't list any West Virginia services will follow at Machpelah events.) Cemetery in Weston. Maryland Memorial donations may be Edgewater - London Town made to New Street United Meth-Public Dig Day, excavation of the odist Church, P.O. Box 188, Shep- 17th-century tobacco port, May 20, herdstown, WV 25443; to Shep- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 410-222-7441 to herdstown Volunteer Fire Depart- register (must register in ad- ment, P.O. Box F, Shepherdstown, vance). WV 25443; or to Hospice of the Monkton - "View the Past - Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard See the Future," Reception at His- Court, Martinsburg, W 25401. toric Hereford Farms, May 18, 5-8 p.m. Call 410-832-1812 to register. St. Leonard - Public Archeol- MARY V. EARMAN ogy at Sukeek's Cabin Site, an ex- Mary Virginia Carman, 88, of cavation of a 19th-century slave Alexandria, Va formerly of Harp- cabin site, May 17-July 9, 10 a.m.- ers Ferry, died Monday, May 8, at 3 p.m Wed.-Fri. Jefferson Marian Manor, Stafford, Va. Patterson Park and Museum, Call Born March 9, 1912, in Harri- 410-586-8555 for advance registra- sonburg, Va she was the daughter tion. of the late Ernest and Mary May Shadyside - Rebirth of Deck Earman. Rebecca T. Ruark, a talk by Capt. She retired from the Harpers Wade Murphy on the history and Ferry Post Office as postmistress, restoration of one of the oldest She was a member of Camp skipjack, at the Capt. Salem Avery Hill-Wesley United Methodist House Museum, May 20, 7:30 p.m. Church. $6 (dessert and coffee). Call 410- She is survived by a brother, 867-2866. Ernest Earman, Jr Alexandria; Sharpsburg - Guided Tour of and two nephews, the Slavery-Ferry Hill Plantation, She was preceded in death by a C&O National Historic Park, May sister, Maxine Deck Earman; and a 29, 10 am.-12 p.m. Call 301-714- brother, Randolph N. Carman. 2231. Services were held last Friday Virginia at 11 a.m. at Camp Hill-Wesley Deleplane - Preservation United Methodist Church. The Week Events at Sky Meadows Rev. Douglas Fraim officiated. State Park, including Mount Bleak Burial was in Harper Cemetery. House Tours, May 13-14 and May Memorial donations may be 20. Call the Sky Meadows State made to Camp Hill-Wesley UnitedPark at 540-592-3556 for more Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1, schedule of events. Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. Newport News - The Opening of the House at the Civil War at Endview, May 20. Contact the ALPHA LEORA HALL Civil War at Endview Museum at Alpha Leora Hall, 95, of 13549 7 5 7 - 8 8 7 - 1 8 6 2, o r v i s i t Oak Knoll Rd Clermont, Fla ~ for event sched- died Monday, May 8. ule. Prince William County - Born in Tishomingo County, "Families Remembered", May 19- Miss she moved to Clermont in21. Organized by the Prince Wi11- 1985 coming from St. Cloud, Fla. iam County Genealogical Society. She was a retired drugstore clerk C a 11 8 8 8- 9 2 7- 92 4 7, o r e m a i 1 and a member of First Baptist to order tick- Church of Clermont. ets (limited) and find out locations. She is survived by a son, Dr. Richmond - Preservation Wyman E. Hall, Charles Town; two Week Activities: Architectural De- daughters, Mary H. Carpenter, tail Scavenger Hunt, May 14-20; Encino, Calif and Hildred H. Lee, Painting Exhibit, depicting his- Clermont; two brothers, Royal N. toric buildings lost to demolition, Gober, Grenada, Miss and May 7-20. Sponsored by the His- Claudis Gober, Iuka, Miss.; twotoric Richmond Foundation. Call sisters, Jewel Bullard, Iuka, and 804-643-7407. Richmond- Virginia Mona Hamlin, Nashville, Tenn.; 9 Historical Society, exhibits and grandchildren and 15 great-grand- gallery talks and walks. Call 804- children. 3 5 8 - 4 9 0 1o r v i s i t Funeral services were held Warsaw - a.m. Friday, May 12, at First Bap- Museums for the Millennium ex- tist Church of Clermont, with Pas- hibit: "The Rappahannocks of tor Danny Davis officiating. Inter- Richmond County," with sponsored ment was at Osceola Memory Gar- visits from crafts people, storytell- dens, Kissimmee, Fla. ers, and Proclamations by the Information courtesy of Melvin Mayor and the Board of Supervi- T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. sors for Preservation Week EMS WEEK Continued from Page One week. The EMS team includes emergency physicians, emergency nurses, emergency medical techni- cians, paramedics, firefighters, educators, administrators and oth- ers who serve as the safety net of the nation's health care system. Approximately two-thirds of all EMS providers nationwide are vol- unteers. "This year's celebration is an opportunity to recognize the past contributions of our area EMS pro- fessionals as well as educate the community on the essential com- munity service that they provide," Bocchino said, adding, "The com- munity needs to understand that our local EMS providers are highly trained individuals, spending hours of their time in specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills." In addition to honoring the he- roic efforts of EMS providers, Na- tional EMS Week is also an oppor- tunity for the public to learn about injury prevention, safety aware- ness and emergency preparedness. Sponsored by the American Col- lege of Emergency Physicians, Na- tional EMS Week is designed to promote community health and safety and make the public aware of advances in emergency medical care. (exhibit's dates extend past the Landmarks week). Supported by the Rappah- ologist and about annock Tribe and held at the Rich- teers completed a shovel! mend County Museum. Call 804- vey of a portion of 333-3607. property. Most of the Yorktown - "Watermen's Heri- this effort was tage Celebration, Past, Present, of volunteers Future," May 21. Hosted by the Walker. The survey was Watermen's Museum. Call 757- as part of the t 887-2641. Landmarks Burr Lecture Well Attended to erect a About twenty-five people at- century log barn on the tended the Peter Burr Lecture last Results of the Thursday to hear Cheryl Dyksen being analyzed, and discuss 18th-century clothing and the survey will be the efforts of the interpretive State Historic group to recreate period clothing If you would like to for the Peter Burr Living History future archeological Farm. Several attendees wore pc- Bill Theriault at riod costumes. Styles, fabrics, and uses for clothing were discussed. Open House at Next month's lecture, "Parsley, Peter Sage, Rosemary and Thyme: Herb The Peter Burr Lore in EarlyAmerica," will be pre- Farm will be open sented by Mary err on June 8 at ery Sunday from I to 3 7:30 p.m. in the Planning Commis- sion is free. sion Meeting Room. aged to help the Website Updated The second Thanks to the efforts of Geoff month will be a err, the Landmarks Commission's at the Burr Farm. Website has been updated. Check be recreating life as it us out at farm during the 1790s. and watch for plenty of new addi- June 10, the second tions, events will feature Archeology at the Burr House storytelling, games, Last weekend was a busy one at farming activities. the Peter Burr House, where the are encouraged Trailing by a mere 31 votes, David Camilletti, seeking a: in the 23rd Judicial Circuit, will likely ask for a recount Berkeley, Morgan and Jefferson counties. County Commissioners in all three counties were tify the May 9 election results. A recount request had to yesterday (Wednesday). At the end of the vote canvass in each county, Camilletti finished second to Gray Silver, III. Silver had 3,8381 3,807 for Camilletti, who resides in Sher former Judge Patrick Henry, was a distant third with 2,195 Camilletti's recount is most likely based on ballots were counted from county to county. State law requires ballots to be signed by both poll voting precinct. Some ballots, it was noted were missing one those signatures. During the voting tabulation, Berkeley County without the signatures, while in Jefferson County, some were voided because of missing signatures. A candidate the voiding of those ballots by the county to the Citizens To Break Ground On New Fire Station on the B' Citizens Volunteer Fire Company of Charles Town groundbreaking ceremony to formally mark the construction! fire station. The ceremony will be held this Saturday, May a.m. on Route 340 South (bypass) near the The new facility, designed by architect John Samuel Frederick, Md will consist of six drive-thru bays, social functional kitchen, administrative office space, and bunk Roy Cline, a Frederick general contractor, has been contract to build the new facility. Construction will be three phases. Phase I is a two-story project, which will truck bays, kitchen, offices and bunk rooms. Cline struction on Phase I to begin May 22. SCHOOL BOARD Continued from school system will begin construc- tion of a ninth-grade complex this summer to house those ninth- grade students until a second high school is built. Under the bond program, reno- vations to Jefferson High School would include a new gymnasium, renovations to the existing gymna- sium, the library, the cafeteria and the auditorium, new science labo- ratories, and upgrades to the tech- nology education program. The board approved using $1.2 million from money collected to pay off an earlier bond to make im- provements to six schools in the county. The improvements include removing the solar panels and re- placing the roof at Page Jackson Elementary School, and redoing the bus staging and walkways at Charles Town Middle/Junior high School. Other projects to be funded through the bond surplus include buying a portable classroom for C.W. Shipley Elementary School, redoing the bus/car loop at Shep- herdstown Elementary School, and buying a portable classroom and redoing the bus staging area at North Jefferson Elementary School. The bond surplus funds are generated when more money is raised to pay off the bond than is needed in a given year. The board also $922,000 in implement a middle gram at each junior complete grades to the Jeffel School stadium pand the alternative gram. At sented to the board. continue its special FUNERAL Since 1918 Pre-Arran~ A M, The National Directors Harpers Ferry,' 535-65' CEMETERY LOTS FOR Singles, Side-by-Side Double and four-: Perpetual Care Included. Make your arrangetnents in advance rather leaving mor~ decisions for your family at a difficult time. [ For More Information Call 725-288 EDGE HILL CEMETERY Charles Town, W. Va. Granites Bronze Marble Plaques Vases Cemetery Engraving Service No Overhead Compare Our Prices Service The Tri-State Area J. Thomas Dailey (SO4) 535-2278