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6 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1978 DEATHS... MRS. MARY M. SCHADEN Graveside rites were con- ducted Saturday morning at 10 at Edge Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Roger Henshaw for Mrs. Mary M. Schaden of Alexandria, Va., who died there Saturday, June 3. The deceased was a daughter of the late Lewis W. and Lelia Kennon McDonald.. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. John T. Staub, Jr., Townsend, Md.; Mrs. William E: Park, Cotuit, Mass.; and Mrs. Esther Merchant, Baltimore Md. , DAISY E. KIRBY" Services were conducted Monday afternoon from Eackles Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Daisy Elizabeth Kirby, 68, of Millvflle who was pronounced dead on arrival at Jefferson Memorial Hospital last Thursday. The Rev. Arnold Hoffman officiated interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Bolivar. Bearers were: Joseph Ranalli, Robert Rowland, Forest Fraley, Stanley Long, Joseph Rankins and Danny Mills. .. The deceased was born in Washington County, Md., February I, 1910, a daughter of Robert and Sarah Poston Brackett. Her husband, James H. Kirby, preceded her in death in 1961. She was a housewife and a member of Millville Pen- tecostal Church. She is survived by three children, Mrs. Barbara Ellen Penwell, Harpers Ferry; Howard Kirby, Millville; Carl Kirby, Hamilton, Va.; four grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Pierson, Charles Town Mrs. Dolly Riley, Florida; three brothers, Robert Brackett, Harpers Ferry, Route I;. Hart- fort Brackett, Virginia, and John R. Brackett, Millville. MRS. CHARLES C. UNGER Funeral services were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. from the Mountainside Tabernacle Church for Mrsi Effie Agnes Palmer Unger, 791 of oute Martinsburg, who died Thur- sday, June 8, in the Clearview Nursing Home in Hagerstown, Md. The Rev. Kenneth Myers and the Rev. Earl Armbrester officiated and burial was made in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Gerrardstown, W. Va. Born in Gerrardstown, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Alberta McDaniel Palmer. She was a member of the Mountainside Tabernacle Church. She was a former seasonal employee  of the Musselman Division of Pet Milk Inc. She was the widow of Charles C. Unger. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Georgia Elliott, of Hagerstown; Mrs..Charm Elliott, of. Middleway; Mrs. Arvella Mohley, of Winchester Va., and Mrs. Evilean Willingham of Bridgehampton, N.Y.; two sons, Charles A. Uuger, of Gerrardstown and Harlin E. Unger, of Rt. 1, Charles Town; one sister, Mrs. Gertie Caton, of Gerrardstown three brothers, John Palmer, Royal "Mike" Palmer and Earl Palmer, all of Gerrardstown; 29 grandchildren and 49 great- grandchildren. MRS. C. WILBUR PAYTON Funeral services were con. ducted Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. at Kings Apostle Holiness Church of God for Mrs. Mary Louise Payton, wife of C. Wilbur Payton, 113 Orchard Drive, Orchard Hills, who was pronounced dead on arrival Thursday at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Bishop Eugene Baltimore officiated, interment was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens. The deceased was born in Markham, Va., Octoher 23, 1916, a daughter of the late Isaac and Bertha Wells Roberts. She was a member of the Kings Apostle Holiness Church of God, Ranson, member of the Usher board and treasurer and member Of the Golden Age Club of the church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters; Mrs. Louise James, Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. Virginia Cooper and Mrs, Betty Baylor, Charles Town; three sons, Clarence W. Payton and Thomas E. Payton, Philadelphia, and Daniel Lee Payton, Bradbury Heights, Md.; 27 grand- children; one great- grandchild; three sisters, Mrs, Floyd Payton, Charles Town; Mrs. Bertha Barker, Philadelphia, and Mrs/Lucille Dean, Front toyal, Va, FUNERALS Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Lovettsville. ' Mr. Shumaker is survived by his wife, Madge James Shumaker, of the home; a son, Gerald Shumaker, of Boca Rato, Fla.; and a brother, BUILDERS From Page 1 Moreland, however, said such deletions would defeat the "essence" of the ordinance, and that, "You have to assume that CHARLES G. DODSON Nicholas Shumaker Funeral services were con- Gaithersburg. ducted Monday afternoon at the Melvin T. Strider Company MRS. ARTHUR HOOK Colonial Funeral Home for Services were held Monday Charles Granton Dodson, d morning at 11 o'clock from the Martinsburg, who died Friday, Nowell Funeral Home at 100 June 9th in Martinsburg's City Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, Hospital. The Rev. William Reed Md., for Mrs. Joyce Smith Hook, officiated, interment was in wife of Arthur D. Hook, of Ebenezer Cemetery. Baltimore, Md., who died at her The deceased was born August home Thursday night, June 8, 6th, 1906, in Luray, Va., a son of after an extended illness. The Milton Dodson and Lettie N. Rev. Marcus Earp, pastor of the Nichols Dodson. He was a Charles Town Asbury United retired carpenter. Methodist Church and Mrs. He was a widower, and is Genevieve Lineweaver, of- survived by two daughters, Mrs. ficiated. K a t h I e e n G u n d e r m a n, Graveside services were also Berryville, Va.; Mrs. Pearl Hammond, Detroit, Mich.; five held in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town, at 12:30 the same sons, Charles M. Dodson, day. Arrangements for the Winchester, Va.; Buster W., services in Charles Town were Donald L., and Jack R. Dodson, handled by the Smith and Strider all of Charles Town; and Roy L. Dodson, Summit Point; 22 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; three sisters Mrs. Martha K. Edwards Leetown; Mrs. Lucy Cook and Mrs. Rosie Weavers, both of Memorial Funeral Home in Charles Town. She was born in Jefferson County August 23, 1934, daughter of Robert M. Smith and Me late Myrtle Bennett Narling. She worked for many years as Luray, Va.; two brothers, Er- a draftsman in Baltimore where nest Dodson, Keedysville, Md.: she and her husband Operated a and Arthur Dodson, Charles home improvement contract Town. business. CHARLES A. BARKER With her husband and father Funeral services were con- she is survived by her step- ducted Sunday afternoon from mother, Mrs. Dorothy Smith; the Eackles Funeral Chapel for her grandmother, Mrs. Clara Charles Austin Barker, of In- Bennett Boyer; one half-sister, wood, W. Va., who died Friday, Mrs. Bobby "MarY Lee" Swartz, June 9th, in Martinsburg's City Leetown; one half-brother, Bill Hospital following a lengthy Smith, Charles Town; several illness. The Rev. Arnold Hoff- aunts and uncles. man officiated, interment was in N 0 M 0 R E Park Heights Cemetery, From Page ! Brunswick, Md., with members of Steadman-Keenan Post No. 96 In 1959 she saw an ad- serving as bearers, vertisement for a postal The deceased was horn Oc- position. She took a test and in tober 25th, 1927 in Harpers 1960"was asked whether she'd he Ferry, a son of Claude and Edna interested in working at Ranson. Longerbeam Barker. He served She didn't hesitate to say yes, with the United States Army in because her ambition as a high Germany; managed the Becker school graduate in 1934 was to Paint Store in Georgetown, work for the pest office. District of Columbia, and was a member of Steadman-Keenan Post No. 96, America0 Legion of Brunswick, Md. He is survived by his mother Mrs. Edna Talbert, Inwood; She worked in the post office, as a clerk, until 1971, when routes first were established. She worked several years as Ranson's only mail carrier, and began full-time last October three children, Mrs. Glenna when the route grew so large Stup,WIkersvillb, Md.; Charles that it was split and another Barker,  Jr., and Steve L. carrier was hired. Barker, Frederick, Md., and one She now delivers mail to about grandson. 685 homes along with her daily 13-mile route. Though about 20 percent of her deliveries are HARRISON S. CASSELL, JR. made from the pest office jeep, A memorial service was she walks between four and five conducted Sunday afternoon in miles a day. Hyde Park, New York, with "Being outdoors and walking graveside services Tuesday in the fresh air," every day has morning at 11 o'clock in Edge contributed to her excellent Hill Cemetery, Charles Town health, she said. Marie has for Harrison S. Cassell, Jr., who perfect attendance except for died unexpectedly Thursday, being hospitalized twice for June 8, at his Hyde Park home. The deceased was born December 24th, 1919, a son of Mrs. Eva B. Roberts, Columbus Ohio, and the late H. S. Cassell. He was a graduate of West Virginia University, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Air operations and missing five weeks this winter after falling on the ice while delivering mall in Ranson's West End. But she said "the weather doesn't matter, hot or cold; I don't mind rain or snow...but I don't like wind." She recounted Force, stationed in England that she once lost a water bill during World War II as squadron when the wind blew it from her Commander of a B-24 bombing band. "I chased it over a hill and unit. it went under a woman's kit- He had worked for the Soil chen; I finally gave up on that Conservation Service of West one." Virginia and Duchess County, The legendary nemesis of N.Y., and since 1955 had been every mail carrier, unfriendly with IBM in public relations, dogs, has plagued Marie He is survived by his wife repeatedly. "The degs sure don't Sarah Burr McGarry Cassellat like me in this town. I've had so the home; a daughter, Miss many bites, and tetanus shots Nancy C. Cassell, Millbrook, several times. I don't fear the N.Y.; two sons, H. S. Cassell Ill, dogs, but you might say that now and Allen M. Cassell, Ohio State I'm a little more cautious", she University; two sisters, Mrs. explained. Mary Eleanor Withum, Myrtle During her final months on the Beach, S.C., and Mrs. Ann Fox, Columbus. JOSEPH SHUMAKER Graveside services were held June 7, at Lovettsville, Va., Union Cemetery for Joseph R. L. Shumaker, former secretary of the Loudoun County Electoral Board and a rural mail carrier in Lovettsville, for some 42 years, who died at his home June 4, at the age of 82. The Rev, Michael Kretsinger of New Jerusalem Lutheran Church and the Rev. Roland England of St. James United Church of Christ officiated. Arrangements were bandied by the Brown Funeral Home in Lovettsville. Mr. Shumaker was a native of Lovettsville and was the son of Joseph and Mary Williams Shumaker. The first I0 years of Mr. route her pace was leisurely, compared to the days when Ranson routes first were established. "It was a circus day when the route was initiated," she said. "I served so many homes that I couldn't even stop and chat, couldn't even be respectable. If someone said 'hi', I might be back in the jeep before I got my own 'hi' out." Though her chores were lessened after the route was divided in October, still she never stopped to eat or accept a cold drink along the route. But she realizes the valuable service she provided to many, especially the elderly. "I take mail to the inside of many homes, to those who can't get out to meet me," she related. "One friend said that I'd been such a comfort because many days I'm the only person she sees from the time Shumaker's 42' years with the her husband goes to work till he Post Office were spent returns home in the evening." delivering the Mail in a horse Marie notes her intel'est in and buggy. During the next 32 watching the town grow during years, Mr. Shumaker used 21 the past 7 years, and bids a different automobiles to travel subdued farewell. "An awful lot the dirt roads of Lovettsville. of friends expressed their Mr. Shumaker was active in regrets today that I was leaving, Loudoun County politics and and they all wished me well. I've served on the Loudoun Electoral enjoyed every day of my 18 Beard as its secretary for 16 years with the post office, and years. He was a member of hope to meet some of my friends American Legion Post 34, from the route in the future. Leesburg; the National "I just wish that I would have Association of Retired Federal kept a diary to record all of the Employees and the New memorable egperiences." of aesthetic judgments will be made by competent planning commissioners sensitive to public reaction." She also objected to a provision distinguishing bet- ween the number of employees permitted to professionals operating in their residences and "home occupations", which are limited only to immediate family members. Council agreed, and raised to two the number of employees in the latter. After the ordinance was amended and passed, subject to final approval on June 27, the Rufranos presented ar- chitectural plans for the town houses. Commissioner Moreland noted his informal telephone survey of seven households in the area surrounding the proposed construction, only one of which was in favor. However, the Rufranos and Mr. Cicala, 4-year resident of Shepherdstown, said they ap- peared before council "only as a courtesy" because state law requires no formal application. Apparently fearful that a delay in voting might subject their permit to the stringent proposed ordinance, they asked for an immediate decision. Council then approved remodeling to a structure on the front of the lot. Didden moved that Council approve the new construction, with the un- derstanding that the applicants meet with the planning com- mission "to work out satisfac- tory resolution of the building permit." Before a vote was taken, Councilman Branson in- tentionally nullified the motion by amending that the Council act only on recommendation of the Planning Commission. The Rufranos agreed to meet with the commission tonight at 8:00. BUS From Page ! ceptional Children. Patricia Smith, English teacher at Jefferson High School; Katherine L. Messner, kindergarten teacher at Shepherdstown Elementary School; Dorothy A. King, sixth grade teacher at Page Jackson Elementary; Gretchen Weigel! as head teacher at North Jef- ferson Elementary, to continue as a third grade teacher. Superintendent Raymond Frazier noted the resignation of Kent Shock, secondary schools supervisor, and Mrs. Linda Shock, Shepherdstown Elementary principal. Shock will he head basketball coach at Berkeley Springs High School and teach physical education Ranson Elementary Students Honored At Awards Tuesday night, June 6, was awards night at the Ranson Elementary School, and a host of students were recognized for special accomplishments during the past year, with the top awards to Tylissa A. Briggs, Joseph Mahoney, Travis G. Sherman and Tressy Ranalli. Mr. Robert Sherman, prin- cipal of the Ranson School is shown in the picture at the top cooperativeness, enthusiasm grade student with the highest and also her ability to maintain scholastic average. Travis, son an average or about average of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sher- grades, man, maintained a 4.0 average In the top pitcure to the right, for the six years he attended the Principal Sherman is shown Ranson School. He also served presenting Joseph Mahoney the for one year on the school's sixth grade attendance award, student council and two years on Joe is the son of Mrs. Madeline the school's newspaper staff. Mahoney of Ranson, and he In the bottom picture to the missed only eight days of school right, Tressy Ranalli, daughter during the six years he attended of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ranalli, and to the left, presenting Tylisa Briggs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Briggs, Jr., of Ranson, with the Best All- Around Student award. She was chosen from the 1977-78 students in the sixth grade class for this award. Tylisa was selected on the basis of her attitude Mrs. Shock will be principal of Widmyer Elementary School. In other personnel actions, the board approved Cynthia Kail as a special homebound teacher; granted professional leaves of absence to David Wilson and Warren Carter; and a leave of absence for Marion Malott; employed James L. Martin under the Migrant Seasonal Farm Worker Program ; "granted probationary contracts to Hugh W. Bradley, bus operator; "and Edna Mae CORBIN,S WELDING Located on Leetown Road Certified ARC Welding Oxygen ACT, Welding, Cutting, FREE ESTIMATES Why pay high prices for what we can do cheaper and better. Phone 725-8820' is shown President's award from Mr.I sixth grade Ranson S( an pull-ups, broad jump, softball Tressy is the Ranson award. {PhotOs bY. After 3:30 P.M, Week-days May 18-ti-pd-lt DOUGHERTY ELECTRIC FREE ESTIMATES NEW and OLD WORK NO JOB TO SMALL PUBLIC AUC' SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 10:30 A.M. Sponsored by and for the benefit of the unit Women of Williams Memorial Church at the rG and Mrs. Ronald Henderson. first home 1 Church on Rt. 9 at Kearneysviile, W. Va. Chairs. lamps, dishes, iron beds w-box sprin[ TV's. pots, pans. books, what nots. other ntm Not responsible for any accidents on pl Lunch rights reserved Auctioneer: Paul Miller the Ranson school. In the bottom picture, to the left, Mr. Gilbert Mobley, president of the Ranson -.L i Elementary Association, is r --  -- I " " shown presenting Travis C. 0000o00mao, oot00tan0000ng - --- achievement award. This award  is given each year to the sixth Phillips, transportation aide for SPLIT ttIL " exceptional children; and ac- R.W. WEESE cepted the resignation of Walter BOX 65 J. Myers as custodian at Shepherdstown, W,Va. Shepherdstown Junior High School. Also under the CETA-Migrant program, Richard Massimino was appointed as a teacher; and Nancy Miles a teachers aide. Also approved by the board were five teachers to serve on the English-Handwriting Elementary Textbook Com- mittee for the next school year -- Cedric Sullivan, Joann Rossi, Gall Sherman. 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