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2 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON - Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, June 29, 2000 In Memoriam I MARTIN M. TRESSEL County, he as the son of the late NETTLE E. STAUBS SR. John William and Nellie PierceNettie Elizabeth Staubs, 86, of Martin Mansfield Tressel, Sr Bradley. Chestnut Hill, died Thursday, He was a graduate of Charles :June 22, at her home. 7 l, of Charles Town, died Sunday, Town High School. Born November 10, 1913, in June 25, at Jefferson Memorial He had been employed in the Chestnut Hill, she as the daughter Hospital. construction industry, of the late Charles Newton and Born July 4, 1928, in New York,He was of the Protestant'faith. Lillie Pearl Hawk. he was the son of the late Martin he was a member of Jackson- Her husband, Leftridge C. Luther and Helen Mansfield Perks American Legion Post 71 Staubs, preceded her in death. Tressel. and VFW Memorial Post 3522. She was a member of Chestnut He was a graduate of Amherst He is survived by his wife, Ann Hill United Methodist Church. College in Massachusetts. Bradley, Charles Town; two daugh- She is survived by one son, Ed- Mr. Tressel was an independent ters, Melinda Lawver and Brenda win Staubs, Chestnut Hill; two real estate consultant and served Mobley; one sister, Linda Karns, grandchildren; and two great- in the National Guard. He was aMartinsburg; four brothers, John Protestant. L. Bradley, Gaithersburg, Md grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Leland C. Bradley, Leetown, Tho- She was preceded in death by Bernice HemesathTressel; a sister, one son, Kenneth Elgin Staubs; mas Max Bradley and Hugh Wal- five sisters, Virgie Hawk, Rosie Nancy Brown, of Pennsylvania; lace Bradley, both of Martinsburg; Painter, Rachael Grove, Louise and nieces and nephews, five grandchildren; nieces andHousden, and Ruby Hawk; four He was preceded in death by a nephews; and his first wife, Eliza- brothers, Roy Hawk, Melvin son, Martin Mansfield Tressel, Jr. beth Lightner. Services will be held today at 11 He was preceded in death by anHawk, Carl Hawk, and Therman Hawk. a.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral infant daughter, Tummy Bradley, Services were held last Satur- willH meofficiatein RansOn.and burialDr" Wymanwill beHallin Bradley.in 1965; and one brother, Edward day, June 24, at 2 p.m. at Chestnut Edge Hill Cemetery. Services were held Wednesday Hill United Methodist Church. at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colo- Rev. Basil Day officiated. Burial MARGARET M. LUTMAN nial Funeral Home. The Rev. Ma- was in Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Eackles-Spencer was in charge Margaret Marie Lutman, 82, of son Cooper officiated. Burial was Charles Town, died Monday, Junein Edge Hill cemetery, of arrangements. 26, at Winchester (Va.) MedicalMemorial contributions may be Memorial donations may be made to Jefferson County Chapter Center. made to Hospice of the Panhandle, of American Cancer Society, c/o Born July 1, 1917, in Morgan 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martin- County, she wsa the daughter ofsburg, WV 25401. Glenda Pierce, P.O. Box 40, Ran- the late Eddie O. and Iva P. son, WV25438. Alabaugh Stotler. CAROLYN N. O'BRIEN She was preceded in death by GEORGE CARR JR. he husband, Raymond B. Lutman, Carolyn Natalie O'Brien, 52, of "Pete" Jr. Tuscawilla Hills, died Saturday, George Carr Jr 57, of She was a former employee of June 24, at University of Virginia Charles Town, died Saturday, June Bath Candy Co Berkeley Springs. Hospital, Charlottesville, Va. 24, at Jefferson Memorial Hospi- She was a member of Francis Born September 2, 1947, in tal. Asbury United Methodist Church,Charles Town, she was the daugh- Born July 21, 1942, in Charles Berkeley Springs. ter of Natalie Hough Miller, Ran- Town, he was the son of the late son, and the late Arthur DonaldGeorge and Nellie Wise Carr. She is survived by two sons, He was employed for many Douglas B. Lutman and Charles E. Miller. Lutman, both ofCharles Town; five She was a 1965 graduate of years as a groom for Jerry Bast grandchildren, and six great- Charles Town High School. Racing Stable at the Charles Town Races. grandchildren. She was employed since 1968 by He was a Protestant. She was preceded in death by the Bank of Charles Town, whereHe was a member of Charles one sister, Hilda S. Giovanini; and she worked as head teller and as- Town Horseman's Benevolent Pro- one brother, Paul W. Stotler. sistant secretary. She also was op- tective Association. erations manager, with her hus- Services will be today at 11 a.m. He is survived by a sister, Eve- at Hunter-Anderson Funeral band, of Towne House Restaurant Home, 106 S. Mercer St Berkeley in Charles Town. lyn L. Carr, Ranson; a niece; and Springs. The Rev. James ChamblyShe was a member of Zion Epis- four nephews. Graveside services were will officiate. Burial will be in copal Church. In addition to her mother, she is Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Edge Hill Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley survived by her husband of 33 Cemetery. Chaplain Rick Mann of- Springs. Memorial donations may be years, Stephen Patrick "Pat" ficiated. Melvin T. Strider Colonial Fu- made to Independent Fire Co P.O. O'Brien; two daughers, Kelly M.neral Home handled arrange- Box 925, Charles Town, WV 25414. Todd, Charles Town, and Tracy L. O'Brien, at home; one son, Michael ments. " Patrick O'Brien, Charles Town; JO ANN HOFFMASTER one sister, Barbara M. Hardy, Mar- Jo Ann Hoffmaster, 68, of tinsburg; two brothers, Arthur Mountain Lake Charles Town, died Saturday, June Donald Miller and John Ernest 24, at Winchester Medical Center. Miller, both of Charles Town; and Born May 17, 1932, in Alton, nieces and nephews. ' Lodge Slates W.Va she was the daughter of Services were held Wednesday Burla Virginia Kittle Tenney, at3p.m, at Zion Episcopal Church. Charles Town, and the late Seer- TheRev. Wyman Hall and the Rev. Grand Opening ling W. Tenney. Jack Weise officiated. Burial was She was a 1950 graduate of in Edge Hill Cemetery. Mountain Lake Lodge at Charles Town High School, a Melvin T. Strider Colonial Fu- Shannondale will commemorate graduate of Hagerstown Business neral Home handled arrange- the 4th of July with its official college and attended Shepherd ments, grand opening and a full day ofac- College. Memorial contributiods may be tivities on Lake Shannondale. She was formerly employed as made to Citizens Fire Co. Building Festivities commence Sunday medical secretary by Dr. Jules Fund, P.O. Box 927, Charles Town, evening with a private reception Langlet in Charles Town. Previ- WV 25414. for the lodge's 175 members who ously, she was employed by the have joined since the inaugural former Charles Town General Hos- pital, Ranson. GENEVIEVE R. FELLERS opening one month ago. Monday, She attended Asbury United Genevieve Rebecca Poston an official ribbon-cutting ceremony Methodist Church, where she was Fellers, 94, of Summit Point, died will set the stage for the July 4th a member of United Methodist Wednesday, June 21, at Lynn Care celebration on TueSday. Women Circle 3, and Secret Sis- Center in Front Royal, Va. Tuesday begins with the tradi- ters. Born August 31, 1905, in tional "Mountain Man" breakfast She was a member of Sigma Middleway, she was the daughterserved from 8 until 11:30 a.m. Cost Sigma Sorority of Shepherd Col- of the late Walter W. and Edithis $5 for adults and $2.50 for chil- lege, a former member of Charles Stickel Poston. dren. Over 350 meals were served Town Woman's Club, Betsy Ross She was preceded in death by last month on Memorial Day, more CEO Club, a member of Jackson- her husband, Howard Lee Fellers, than any other day in the more Perks American Legion Post 71 La- in 1981. than ten-year history of this event. dies Auxiliary and Golden Corral She retired after 25 years as the Uncle Sam himself, with gifts of Senior Citizens Bowling League. head cashier at J.J. Newberry stars and stripes for all, will pre- In addition to he mother, she is Stere in Charles Town. side over the free open house ac- survived by her husband of 47 She was a member of Summit tivities, which begin at 10 a.m. years, John D. Hoffmaster; a son, Point United Methodist Church, Uncle Sam will be joined by a ,John David Hoffmaster, Sterling, and a choir member. She was thesupporting cast of clowns and cos- Va.; a grandson; and a niece, treasurer of Methodist Church turned characters, featuring jug- Services were held Tuesday at charge, gling, face-painting and fire-eating. 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colo- She was a volunteer with Jef- Red, while and blue balloons will nial Funeral Home. The Rev. Dee- ferson County Chapter American add the patriotic touch and free Ann Dixon officiated. Burial was in Red Cross; a member of Eastern light refreshments will be served Edge Hill Cemetery. Star; and Ruritan Auxiliary. until the event's conclusion at 2 Memorial donations may be She is survived by a sister, Ruth p.m. made to United Methodist Women, Poston Monnington, Front Royal; a Closing out the evening will be Asbury United Methodist Church, cousin; four nieces and a nephew, the first annual barbeque buffet 110 West North St Charles Town, She was preceded in death by and dance at 6 p.m. Enjoy old-fash- WV 25414; orAmerican Cancer So- four sisters and four brothers,ioned holiday foods then dance to the live music of the Rhythm Kings ciety, 1599 CliRon Road, NE, At- Services were held last Friday until 10 p.m. Tickets for this event lanta, GA 30329. at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colo- nial Funeral Home. The Rev. Bar- are $8 for members, and $12 for non-members. Tickets for children TRUMAN U. BRADLEY bara Minter officiated. Burial was under 12 are half price and chil- Truman Ulysses Bradley, 57, of in Edge Hill Cemetery. Martinsburg, formerly of Charles Memorial donations may be dren under 5 are admitted free. Town, died Sunday, June 25, at his made to Summit Point United home under the care of Hospice of Methodist Church, c/o Mary He who hesitates is sometimes the Panhandle. Chrisman, Treasurer, Route No. 3, saved. Born June 24, 1943, in Berkeley Box 69, Kearneysville, WV 25430. --James Thurber MOORE NOMINATED Continued from Page One activities and projects: --In 1979, he initiated County Commission action to create and fund the Jefferson County Devel- opment Authority, one of the first in West Virginia; --Supported issuance of indus- trial and commercial revenue bonds by the county to fund projects such as Texas Stock Tab of West Virginia, Halltown Paper- board, Inc and Millville Quarry, Inc.; --Assisted in the acquistiion of the 314 acre Burr-McGarry Farm for use as an industrial/business park. He encouraged the County Commission to provide $200,000 in equity for the purchase of the prop- erty, along with additional funding to upgrade a planned Public Ser- vice District sewer line to accom- modate the park; --Initiated refinancing and reissuance of a housing bond, sav- ing the taxpayers thousands of dol- lars and improving the economic and fiscal condition of Jefferson County; and --Served as a member and Chairman of the Region IX Plan- ning and Development Council. After completing his County Commission term in 1988, Moore was appointed to the Development Authority Board and was elected president of that body in 1990, a position he held until April, 2000. During his tenure, the Burr In- dustrial Park was developed. Burr Park is a $4 million, 350-acre park tat serves as the hub of business activity. Moore was active in secur- ing funding for construction of the infrastructure for the park. During Moore's time on the De- velopment Authority, successful projects such as Norm Thompson Outfitters, Royal Vendors and the Jefferson County Telecommuting Center became realities. He also played a part in donat- ing the Peter Burr Historic Site to the local Landmarks Commission. The Volunteer of the Year nomi- nee also has been very active with the Council on Aging, the Board of Directors of the Old Charles Town Library and the Board of the Jefferson County Historical Soci- ety. Mr. Moore graduate from Hampden-Sydney college in Vir- ginia and was with Peoples Life In- surance Company for 30 years. He also is a combat veteran, serving with the Air Force during World War II. He and his wife, Eleanor, have been married 50 years. They have three children and two grandchil- dren. Local Couple Gives Gift To efferson Hos Jefferson Memorial Hospital's capital campaign to diagnostic imaging department hospital's building will be adding a second ultrasound '70s and '80s, large unit, thanks to a local couple who made by local recently donated $160,000 to fund viduals as part of the equipment. The couple, wish- campaign. In ing to remain anonymous, decided son County TB to fund the equipment aider learn- hated $200,000 last ing of the hospital's need for a sec- fund the hospital's ond ultrasound unit while visiting cular and pulmonary the diagnostic imaging depart- tion service known ment for another procedure. Bonham Wellness The money will be used to pur- Another successful chase an Acuson Advanced Ultra- effort for the hospital'. sound System along with a film im- annual ager, stretcher and task chair. The tion of Caring." This: hospital's current ultrasound unit been successful in will then be upgraded to allow the $175,000 to fund hospital to offer more sophisticated ment purchases at studies, stated Dan Sytsma, diag- over the past six nostic imaging manager. An area giving range from next to the current ultrasound with the average suite will be renovated to accom- $50-$100 range. modate the new unit, Sytsma added. With fundraisin According to hospital officials, more of a focused this donation possibly represents pital, the board the largest individual contribution in 1999 to establish a to the hospital in its history. "A1- ganization for though we have received generous as the Jefferson donations in the past through trust dation. Hospital funds and from various community Sherwood is curren organizations and businesses, this with the hospital gift represents the largest indi- communityleaders to vidual contribution to the hospital board of directors for a specific equipment purchase tion. "Our goal is to that we are aware of," said Teresa in place by August McCabe, Jefferson Memorial begin working on a Hospital's community relations plan for the hospital'~ and development director, year which begins McCabe added that during the Sherwood said. DOH Officials Give About 30 people were in attendance at a meeting noon at the Planning Commission meeting room to' hear Department of Highways officials give updates on projects in the area. Randy Epperly, deputy state highway engineer, and state highway engineer, answered questions about bridges at Shepherdstown and Harpers Ferry, a new 340 south, the Shepherdstown bypass and a 19-mile 522 from Virginia to Maryland. The DOH officials announced surveys conducted by the that showed extremely strong support for the Routes 9, projects. The study found that residents of Morgan, Berkele counties perceive safety, decrease in travel time, cities and economic development as the primary projects, the report noted. Of primary interest to those in attendance was the two sections of which are under design in the preliminary stages. WVDOH expe ts to begin final design and in late summer. The other section of Route 9, from Charles Town to is also expected to see some construction in the latter For Retirement Living Charles Town-Harpers Ferry/ Jefferson County has been selected as one of the best places in the country in which to retire by The Searchers. Several factors were in- volved in this decision according to Daniel Flanagan, CEO of The Searchers, a St. Louis based data research/information company. Quality of life, taxes, crime rate, affordability of housing are just a few of the over 70 sets of criteria used by The Searchers in its deter- mination. Charles.~wn-Harpers Ferry and the surrounding area scored highly in almost every cat- egory. The Searchers awards the dis- tinction of "Outstanding Commu- nity" every two years to communi- ties providing superior quality of life to their residents. This year the company is pleased to recog- nize 157 different communities throughout the country. The crite- ria for selection is quite high and in the past two years, only ten new communities have been added to this esteemed list. "We are very pleased that the Charles Town-Harpers Ferry area has been selected as one of our pre- ferred communities. We have made a careful study of those communi- ties, which we feel offer the best amenities and conditions for re- tirement. Those communities are recommended to our clients as ar- eas in which they might like to live," state Flanagan. The Searchers has gained a na- tional reputation for its work in recognizing communities prov.id- ing a high quality of life, making them attractive to this ever-grow- ing retirement segment of the population. AS part of its ongoing commitment, the company has de- veloped a program, which enables people to take a self-inventory of their lifestyle preferences. The pro- cess allows clients to reflect on what is most important to them as they plan" for the future and then suggests communities in which they might want to live. Informa- tion regarding the suggested com- munities is presented via a colorful report. The report contains several pictures, which reflect the quality of life in the area, as well as addi- tional qualitative and quantitative information on the community. Ac- cording to Flanagan, studies indi- cate people who have ascertained their lifestyle choices have made far better decisions regarding re- tirement than those who have not. The Searchers believes this pro- cess goes hand-in-hand with sound financial planning. The overriding purpose of the process is to save people precious time by doing the research on chosen communities for them, thus assisting them in making this important lifestyle choice and investment decision. "If such beforehand, people to find a bad mix environment and the [ desire. 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