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2 SPIRff OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE- Thursday, June 2, 2005 In Memoriam Ronald D. Barrett Sr. Ronald David Barrett, Sr, 65, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, May 16, 2005, at City Hospital, M~Jnsburg. Bern November 8, 1939, in Berkeley County, he was the son of the late Charles Edward Bar- rett Sr and Emma Light Barrett. He was a member of Open Arms Ministry. He is survived by his wife, Deb- ra Ayres Barrett; five daughtem, Kimberly A Stancliff, Pasadena, Md Laurie A. Risley and Ra- chel L. Barrett, beth of Berkeley Springs, Rebecca E. Shiffiett and Elisabeth N. Barrett, beth of Mar- tinsburg; three sons, Ronald D. Barrett, Jr Inwood, Robert E. Barrett, Hagerstown, Md and John P. Barrett, Bedington; three stepchildren, Robin Pruden and Debbie Jones, beth of Martins- burg, and Ken Dabbs, of Florida; four sisters, Isabella Wurtz, Col- linsviUe, Ill Aretha Stouffer and Maryanne Flook, both of Hag- erstown, and Frances Crouse, Shepherdstown; and nine grand- children. He was preceded in death by two sons, John A~ Lutz artd Mark W. Dabbs; six sisters, Genevieve Shade, Geraldine Slusher, Bet- ty Alley, Thelma Barr, Eleanor Barnhart, and Lfllian Schoppert; and five brothers, Frank, Charles, James, Paul and Gilbert Barrett. Services were held Thursday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at Brown Fu- neral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor David Risley officiated and burial was in Rosedale Cemetery. Leona Grantham Leona Virginia Branson Grantham, 89, of Shepherdstown, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at City Hospital, Martmsburg. BornAugust 26, 1915, in Jeffer-. son County, she was the daughter of the late George Edward Bran- son and Hannah Gertrude Dev- onshire Branson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Harrison Grantham, Sr in 1988. She was a homemaker. She was a member of As- bury United Methodist Church, Shepherdstown, where she was a member of the Methodist Wom- en. She is survived by one daughter, Carrie Mosby, Hagerstown, McL; one son, George A. Grantham, Kearneysville; one stepdaugh- ter, Ethel Grantham; one step- son, Henry Grantham, Jr.; three grandchildren; two step-grand- children; one great-grandchild; one step-great-granddaughter; and two great-great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by one sister, Carrie Bailey, and two brothers, Richard Devonshire and Thomas Branson. Services were held Thurs- day, May 19, at 11 a.m. at As- bury United Methodist Chumh, Shepherdstown. Rev. Rudolph Bropleh officiated and burial was in Pleasant View Memory Gar- dens, Martinsburg. Arrangements were by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funer- al Home. James H. Willis James Hyder Willis, 82, of Bur- lington, W. Va died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at the Hampshire Heath Care Center, Romney. Bern August 28, 1922, at Old Fields, W. Va he was the son of the late Guy and Goethe Smith Willis. He was formerly employed with the Celanese Amcelle Plant for 15 years and retired as a brakeman and conductor after being em- ployed with the CSX Railroad for 27 years. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, having participated in the Ar- dennes Offensive. He was a member of the Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society, the National Rifle Association, the North American Hunting Club and the AARP. He is survived by his former wife, Janet Elaine Shoemaker Willis Eakin; three sons, James Eugene Willis, LaVale, Md Greg- ory Sheldon Willis, Scherr, W. Va and Jeffrey Steven Willis, Bur- lington; one daughter, Cynthia J~mtml sm sonw,ea 1 INSTMT IN~I(tl~ - kat ~.SN o~ Yo~,e U~ Technical Supponl Immediate Access: m.lomlnetom Elaine Charlton, Burlington; five grandchildren; two great-grand- children; and extended family in Jefferson County. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Bernadette Wil- lis and a son, Guy William Wil- lis. Funeral services were held Sat- urday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Burling- ton Chapel. Pastor Samuel Biser officiated and interment was in the Willis Family Cemetery, Bur- lington. Military graveside hon- ors were accorded. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Labre Indian School, Tongue River Road, Ash- land, Montana 59003. Mary L. Cotta Mary L. Cotta, 79, of Ranson, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at her residence under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Bern November 7, 1925, in Ranson, she was the daughter of the late Richard Lee Ford and Mary L. Walker Ford. She was a faithful member of Seventh Day Adventist Church where she had been a Sabbeth School Teacher. She is survived by her hus- band of 61 years, Dominic Cot- ta, Sr.; one daughter, Carolyn L. Stottlemyer, Charles Town; two sons, Michael Cotta, Chattanoo- ga, Tenn and Dominic Cotta, Jr Altamonte Springs, Fla.; six grandchildren; four great-grand- children; one sister, Ellen Ruff- ner, Rippon; and one brother, Eu- gene Ford, Ranson. She was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers. Funeral services were held Fri- day, May 27, at 2 p.m. at Seventh Day Adventist Church, Charles Town. Pastor Hal Butman offici- ated and burial was in Pleasant Wlew Memory Gardens, Martins- burg. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Pan- handle, 122 Waverly Court, Mar- tinsburg, WV 25401. Arrangements were handled by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Fu- neral Home. Margaret A. Manuel Margaret A. Manuel, 73, of Charles Town, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at her residence. Bern June 10, 1931, in Fau- quiet County, Va she was the daughter of the late William J. Weeks and Mary M. Fktrr Weeks. She was retired after 22 years of service with the Charles Town and Ranson 7-11 Stores. She was of the Methodist faith. She is survived by one daugh- ter, Lmda F. Manuel, Inwood; three sons, Wade Manuel, Win- chester, Va Warren R. '~eeWee" Manuel, KearneysviUe, and Tony Manuel, Charles Town; six grand- children; three great-grandchil- dren; nieces and nephews. She was the last member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by one son, W'dllam Manuel, Jr.; three sisters; and five brothers. Funeral services were held Sat- urday, May 28, at 11 a.m. at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funer- al Home. Dr. Henry Christie of- ficiated and burial was in Edge Hill Cemetery. Nancy J. Junkins Nancy Jean Junkins, 64, of Charles Town, died Tues- day, May 24, 2005, at the Win- chester Medical Center after a brave fight with cancer. Born September 3, 1940, in Keyser, she was the daughter of Arlington and Essie Warnick. She was a 1958 graduate Elk Garden High School. She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Dar- rell "DJ" Junkins, in 1994. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, Kitzmiller, Md. She had been employed as a g ft shop clerk at the Charles Town Races and had been a PASS volunteer for Jefferson County Schools at the Ninth Grade Complex. Since 1918 EACKLES SPENCER FUNERAL HOME Alan H. Norton, Licensee Robert L. Spencer, Licensee-In-Charge Traditional & Cremation Funerals Family Owned & Operated 304.535.6500 Harpers Ferry, WV k~ She is survived by a daugh- ter, Cathy Lynn Junkins-Row- land, Ranson; two step-grand- children; two sisters, Janice A. Schroeder, Spokane, Wash and Susan Riggs, Cumberland, Md.; one brother, Milton L. Warnick, of England; and sev- eral nieces, nephews, grand- nieces and grand-nephews. A memorial* service was held at the Melvin T. Strider Colo- nial Funeral Home on Thurs- day, May 26, with the Rev. Kenneth Stevens officiating. A graveside service was held Fri- day, May 27, at the Deer Park Cemetery in Deer Park, Md. Rev. Vicki Minnich officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 319, Kitzmiller, MD 21538; or to the Relay for Life, Jeffer- son High School Grade 9, 1209 Shenandoah Junction Road, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Melvin T. Strid- er Colonial Funeral Home and the David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Kitzmiller, Md. Newton Washington Newton Washington, 90, of Shepherdstown, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at City Hospital. Bern December 14, 1914, in Shepherdstown, he was the sen of the late John and Mary Clark Washington. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Black Washing- ton. He was retired from the Vet- erans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, after 32 years of service as the general foreman of Building Management Services. He served in the U.S. Naval Coast Guard. He was a member of St. John's Baptist Church in Shepherdstown, where he served on the trustees beard. He was a musician. He was a member of Shepherdstown Men's Club, the Masonic Lodge, director of Broth- ers of Harmony singing group, and served on the Shepherdstown HousingAuthority and the Entler Hotel Restoration Committee. He is survived by one sis- ter, Hughbell Washington, of Shepherdstown; one brother, Kingsly Washington, of Martins- burg; and one niece. Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Baptist Church, Shepherdstown. Rev. Joe D. Lfles officiated and buri- al was in Pleasant View Memo- ry Gardens, Martinsburg. Grave- side rites were by the Brothers of Harmony Lodge 42. Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Baptist Church, Building fund, West German Street, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Arrangements are by Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Clarence T. Boyer Clarence T. "Sonny" Beyer, 68, of Bunker Hill, died Sun- day, May 29, 2005, at Cumber- land (Md.) Memorial Hospital. Born April 2, 1937, in Mar- t'msburg, he was the son of the late Clarence J. and Ethel Mac Eversole Boyer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Catherine Car- roll Boyer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Berke- ley American Legion Post 14 and Newton D. Baker VFW Post 896, both of Martinsburg, and Charles Town Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948. He is survived by one daugh- ter, Tracy M. Easter of Bunker Hill; four half-brothers, Patrick Gatrell, Scott Gatrell and Da- vid Gatrell, all of Martinsburg, and Allen Gatrill, of Hedges- ville; and one grandson. Services and burial were pri- vate. Ida Domer Ida Elizabeth Domer, 91, of Martinsburg, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at Heartland of Martin- burg. Bern March 18, 1914, in Shepherdstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Laura Pearl Hill Domer. She is survived by three daugh- ters, Dolores J. Crabbe and Pa- tricla ~ Campbell, beth of Mar- tinsburg, and Nancy M. Clark, of Spokane, Wash.; 10 grandchil- dren; three step-grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and a num- ber of great-great~grandchildren~ She was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Butts, Kath- erine Keller, and,Louise Cole; and three brothers, Charles D. Domer, William K. Domer, and Daniel I. Domer. Services were held Wednesday, June 1, at 3 p.m. at Brown Funer- al Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Eddie H. Edmonds offu~tecl and burial was in RosedMe Cemetery. RenE D. Butts Ren6 Diane Butts, 44, of My- ersville, Md died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at her home. Bern June 7, 1960, in Freder- ick, Md she was the daughter of Ruth B. Mueller Truitt of Fred- erick and the late Roy L. Tmitt. She worked as a customer ser- vice representative at Citibank in Hagerstown, Md. In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daugh- ter, Brandi DeGrange, Charles Town; o~e sister, Bertie Pearl, Brunswick, Md.; one half-sis- ter, Mary Ann Davis, of Texas; four brothers, ROy L. Truitt, Jr of California, Roger Truitt, of North Carolina, Richard Truitt, of Brunswick, and Ronnie Tru- itt, of Charles Town; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Monday, May 30, at 6 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown, Md. Roy L. Truitt, Jr. officiated. Burial was at the conve- nience of the family. Denise Hawkins Denise Hawkins, of Harpers Ferry, died Frida~ May 27, 2005, at her home. She was the daughter of Mary McCoy, Chantilly, Va and the late George McCoy. She worked as a eecretary for the NRO for the past 15 years and other federal government agencies, giving the federal gov- ernment over 28 years of service. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, leonard Hawkins; a son, Patrick Murray, Stafford, Va.; a stepson, Jerry Harder, Harpers Ferry; a sister, Patty Jackson, Leesburg, Va.; two brothers, Randy Mc- Coy, ChantilIy, Va and Michael Mccoy, Ocala, Fla.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 1, at 2 p.m. at Adams Green Funeral Home, Herndon, Va. Interment was at Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Hem- don. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Pan- handle, 122 Waverly Court, Mar- tinshurg, WV 25401. 310 South George Street, Ranson CEMETERY LOTS FOR SALE Singles, Side-by-Side Double and four-grave lots. Perpetual Care Included. Make your arrangements in advance rather than lea ing more decisions for your family at a difficult thne. EDGE HILL CEMETERY Charles Town, W. Va. Russell Fry, assistant director of the vision's Business Service Unit, was speaker for the S bership meeting of the Jefferson County Jefferson Memorial Hospital. With 20 years of experience in his field and the son for the Workforce Investment Board plained that business is a priority customer Service Unit and the needs of business will go in the future. '~/e have to come up with ways to give We are currently utilizing a new system called which eliminates the traditional recruitment market and allows businesses to allow the to be the exclusive agent for providing said. He noted that through a Workforce Career al will file an application for employment and is pre-scre,ened before being referred to a The Workforce Career Center maintains a file qualified applicants. "By using our free service, businesses get help mative action and equal opportunity requirementS. public image of the employer," he continued. Thus far, the Business Service Unit. has 400 businesses statewide. Fry further stated the service must sign an exclusive agreement so Service Unit is its only employment agent. Businesses also have the responsibility to inl'orm of job duties, wages and other relevant factors openings. All apphcants must be referred to pre-screening. More information about this service is to:, the pubhc web site for job seekers. Following the program, four Chamber members three year terms on the organization's Board include Charles "Chuck" Ellison, manager of Communications Company' John Sherwood, CEO morial Hospital; Chris Colbert, an officer with Shepherdstown; and Edward "Pat" Dockeney, owner $ er of The Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate newspaper. Three new members of the Chamber of corned, including Sensel Signs represented by Fargo Financial Services represented by Denver Maria Geretti High School represented b3 A reminder was issued by Chamber President about the upcoming Mountain Heritage Arts and at Sam Michaels' Park on Friday, June 10, through 12. I would Like to take this everyone that supported me campaign. I also want to thank that took the time to go the poUs and vote. C/f), of Char/es coundl wsd l Prod for t for Ward III that were toward new avenues rl (USPS 510-960) ESTABLISHED 1844 Published Weekly on Thursday by The Jefferson Publishing 210 North George Street. Charles Town, Telephone: (304) 725-2046 Mail Address: P.O. Box 966 Charles Town, W. Va. 25414 Charles ToWn s Periodicals Postage Paid marlins To Jefferson County addresses $23.00 To all other West V'rginia addresses $~.00 To all other USA addresses Sg.n~.00 EDITOR & PUBLISHER Edward "Pat" Dockeney POSTMAS1ZR= please send address change to The Spirit of-' Advocate, P,O. Box 966, Charles Town