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6 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY. JULY 27, 1978 THE REV. W. B. OBAUGH The Rev. William B. Obaugh, DEATHS- - - FUNERALS , retired United Brethren minister, died Sunday at his residence in Winchester, Va. He was born December 6, 1892, at Andrew "Snooks". Winters s.ntoo va,asonof the fateS. | H. and Caroline Propse Obaugh. The Rev. Obaugh was licensed Ex Lawmaker Racing Official ,opr.o,,n the UnitedBrethren | Church in 1916 and was a' graduate of the Bonebrake b Held JUlY 29 At Theological Seminary, and -w Dies Huntington Nursing Home Shenandoah College and Con-' Ki.., ...,.,i. Church servatory of Music. II@ JI'IISUNIJi Andrew R. "Snooks" Winters of Huntington, W. Va., and a former resident of Charles Town for a number of years, and a former West Virginia State Senator and horse racing of- ficial, died July 8, at a nursing home in Huntington. He was 78 years of age and had been in ill health for a long time. Winters, a Democrat, served as a member of the House of Delegates from Cabell County in the 1939 and 1941 legislatures. He was elected to the Senate from the Fifth District in 1942, and was re-elected in 1946 and 1950, serving with Majority Whip Robert Byrd and former Gov. Arch Moore. While serving in the Senate Winters was instrumental in the passage of legislation giving large grants of land to then- Marshall College for building purposes. Buildings later erected on the sites include Twin Towers dormitories South Hall, Gullickson Hall and the Campus Christian Center. Winters also donated the landmark, bronze statue of Chief Justice John Marshall, located in front of Old Main on the campus. He was horn January 11, 1900, in Bluefield, W. Va., a son of the late Ernest E. and Gaberilla Roby Winters. Upon completion of public school, Winters entered Mar- shall College, where he was a member of the school's first football team. He later received an A.B. degree from the University of Florida. Before entering politics, Winters served as chief steward for the West Virginia Racing Commission's three race tracks -- Waterford Park, Charles Town and Wheeling Downs. It was while in this capacity with the Racing Commission that "Snooks", as he was always referred to in Charles Town and Jefferson County, took up residence in Charles Town and he became a familiar per- sonality around the old Thomas Jefferson Hotel then located on East Washington Street, which is where he resided for many years. A veteran of World War I, and active in the Episcopal Church, he was a member of the American Legion, the B.P.O. Elks and the Order of Redmen. Graveside rites were con- ducted July 11 at 11 a.m. at Woodmere Abbey of Remem- brance in Huntington by the Rev. Robert L. Thomas. Burial was made in Woodmere Memorial Park. James Feltner, Jr, Dies In Winchester Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home for James Thomas Feltner, Jr., of 205 South George Street, Charles Town, who died Sunday night in Winchester Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Father.Lambert Stack officiated; interment was in Green Hill Cemetery in Berryville, Va. The deceased was horn Sep- tember l, 1917, in Berryville, a son of the late James T. and Ruth Longerbeam Feltner, Sr. He served as a racing steward at the Charles Town Track for the "past 20 years. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church; a lifetime member of the Disabl American Veterans and a veteran of World War Two. Mr. Feltner was a jockey at Charles TOwn shortly after the track opened in 1933 and later became an official at many tracks throughout {he country. Besides serving in official capacities at Charles Town and Shenandoah Downs, he also held positions at Oakland Park, Delaware Park, Tropical Park, Maumee Downs, Waterford Park, Seminole Downs, Chur- chill Downs, Ellis Park and Jefferson Park. He is survived by his wife, Concetta I, Feltner, at the home; two sister, Mrs. Jacqueline Mergler, Winchester, Va.; Mrs. Vivian Moriarty, Middleway; and a brother, Wilbur Feltner, of Winchester. The family has requested that memorial remembrances take the form of contributions to the building fund of St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, or the Arthritic Foun- dation of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. He served the Reliance, Mt. Clinton, Inwood-Pikeside, Winchester Circuits, Roanoke, EIkton and Petersburg churches before retiring and moving to Winchester. He served as statistical secretary of the Virginia United Brethren Conference from 1929 through 1947; and was treasurer for several years. He is survived by his widow, the former Lillian Rodgers, whom he married June 25, 1917, in Keyser, W. Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Beverly "Marie" Perry, Alexandria Va.; Mrs. Laura Nell Morris Louisville, Ky.; one son, the Rev. William Ohaugh, Salt Lake City, Utah; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandChildren. PAUL F. JEFFERSON Funeral services were held Saturday morning from the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home for Paul Franklin Jefferson, a resident of Leetown for the past seven years, died Wednesday, July 19, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The Rev Charles Frum officiated, in- terment was in Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, Md. The deceased was born in Annapolis, Md, October 17, 1894, a son of the late Charles and Minnie Lewis Jefferson. Mr. Jefferson, who resided in Hyattsville, Md., prior to coming to the Leetown area, was the widower of Gertrude Johnson Jefferson, who died in 1942. He retired in 1959 after forty-two years as a supervisor at the Naval Gun Factory in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Pikney Memorial Episcopal Church in Hyattsville. Surviving are his second wife, Mrs. Cora E, Jefferson, at the Leetown home; a daughter, Mrs. Norvei "Virginia" Jones, Rock- ville, Md.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Harold Sharpless, Kitzmiller Md.; two step-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Stradley, Miami Shores, Fla. ; Mrs. Helen Elliott, Annapolis; Mrs. Alice Adamo, New York, N.Y.; Mrs. Edna Borgmann, Miami, Fla.; and two brothers, George Jef- ferson; and Thomas Jefferson both of Miami, Fla. JAMES R. WALBURN Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at St. . -f"*'* Luke's Church in Washington, CALL FOR D.C., for James Roscoe Walburn, 62, formerly of his Washington home. Born in Hedgesville, March 31, M I X 1916, a son of the late James and Edith Hovermale Walburn, he We Handle All Concrete was a member of BerkeleY14, American Legion. Post He is survived by his wife, Jobs Professionally Alice Murlph Walburn, at the home; two sons, James and Steven; two daughters, Vivian Homecoming Service Set For and Gall, all at the home; two brothers, Charles and Tony, Hedgesville; and two sisters, A 6 St Philip Chu ch Mary Devean, Hedgesville and ugust . '. r Izetta Fletcher, Massachusetts. Chades Fox, Native Son, Speaker Gospel Joy Night To The Homecoming Service of was ordained a priest in the St. Philip's Church on South Church of God by Bishop Strider There will be a special "Gospel Joy Night" Saturday, July 29, beginning at 7 p.m. at the King's Apostle Holiness Church of God in Ranson, it was announced Tuesday by Bishop E. E. Baltimore, pastor. Special guests for the program will include the .Gospel Am- bassadors of Wilmington, Del. ; along with the Stairsteps to Heaven of Millwood, Va., which will feature little Peter Thomas of Middleburg, Va. The first time the Am- bassadors sang in this area was at King's Apostle Holiness Church and they were en- thusiastically received. The program is being spon- sored by Miranda Yates as a benefit for the King's Apostle Sunday School picnic. PEACHES From Page I recommended sprays to combat this pest and maintain the predicted harvest levels. It's still some time until harvest. And that means growers will continue to keep an eye on the sky for the weather; a sharp eye on orchards for insect infestationi and crossing their fingers for good measure. If everything progresses as hoped and planned, it will be a good apple season. BOARD OF EDUCATION From Page'l for the old school bus shed in Ranson, received the same treatment. Lance said the Town of Ranson was interested in converting the surplus school property into town offices and a storage area. Lance said the Ranson council has decided to sell the town- owned apartment building on the corner of Mildred Street and 3rd 'Avenue, which also houses the town offices and the police department. He said the building needs costly repairs and the town does not have the money to Lawrence Street in Charles Town, will he held on the traditional day, the first Sunday in August, the 6th, at 11 a.m. This year it will be especially a great Homecoming Day as the guest speaker for the occasion will be a native son, the Rev. Charles Washington Fox, Jr., of the Church of the Covenant, Baltimore, Md., located on the John Hopkins Hospital Complex. He is also the President of the John Hopkins Hospital Clergy Service, and President of the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Mr. Fox was born on a farm in Jefferson County, and converted from the Free Will Baptist Church and was confirmed in the Episcopal Church at St. Philip's Charles Town, June 11, 1930. He states that '.'perhaps he would be best known throughout Jefferson County today as the teenager and young man who hauled water for Blackford's steam powered threshing machine." He attended schools in Jef- ferson County and then attended St. Augustine's College, Raleigh,' N. C., where he received his A.B. degree in 1941. He went from there to the Bishop Payne Divinity School where he was awarded his Master of Divinity Degree three years later with an academic average in the high 90's. He was ordained Deacon in St. Philip's Church by Bishop Strider, and was placed in Clarksburg to found All Saint's Church there. It was at his first charge in Clarksburg that he Saturday, August 12, at-the old school bus shed in Ranson, of- fering all kinds of surplus school equipment. A quotation on scholastic accident insurance from the Ranson Real Estate and In- surance Company for the 1978-79 school term was accepted. It provides regular coverage for students, teachers, ad- ministrative and clerical em- ployees for $5.50; while for 24- hour coverage, it will he $27.00 per student and $42.00 for eligible employees. Turning to personnel matters, the board accepted the in April 1946. Father Fox has had a very varied and wonderful priesthood serving and founding three parishes. Besides Clarksburg, 'he has founded St. Matthew's Church, Baltimore, and the hurch of the Holy Covenant in Baltimore, where he is currently the Vicar. He has also pastored Ascension Church, Kansas City, Trinity Church, Charlottesville, Va., and St. Mary's in Berryville, Va. He has always carried his ministry beyond the walls of the church building into the com- munity. He served for five years as advisor to the Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court in Charlottesville, Va. He was appointed by the president of the United States to the Ground Observers Corps of the U.S. Air Force and on the council of Advisors of Juvenile offenders under appointment by the governor of Virginia. His numerous civic services in Baltimore include co-captain of the Police Community Relations Council; member of the com- mittee of Human Volunteers of the John Hopkins Hospital; staffing of the summer camp for the Diocese of Maryland; human relations training, the board for Organization Development and management training of the Diocese of Maryland, and chairman of the Urban Division of Mission. Music for the event will be furnished by the Senior Citizens Nutritional Chorus. resignation of Jim Pingley, assistant principal at Jefferson High School, who has accepted appointment as principal of Frankfort High School in Mineral County, and the resignation of Diane L. Julian as math teacher at Harpers Ferry Junior High School. Judson Romine, associated with the Jefferson County school system for the past 14 years, was appointed director of secondary schools, effective August 1. He Succeeds Kent Shock, who resigned to take other em- ployment. Romine has been principal of Harpers Ferry finance Such repairs. In holding to the original plan to auction the surplus property, School Board member Warren Mickey said the board has had "similar requests from various organizations and individuals for every piece of property of- feted, except one." Chamber Sets Dates Fall Arts, Crafts The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce an- nounced today that the 3rd Fall Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival will be held September 29-30 and October 1, 1978. This increasingly popular event will take place amidst the gently rolling countryside near Harpers Ferry, just off U.S. Route 340. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia extends a cordial in- vitation to come and stroll through the brilIiant fall foliage of Jefferson County. Relax and enjoy one of the most pretigious Arts and Crafts Festivals on the entire east coast. Acclaimed by both spectator and exhibitor, this fall festival will feature over 125 skilled artisans who have been carefully screened and judged for their high quality crafts. Skilled craftspeople will be demonstrating and selling their wares The handicrafts displayed in never ending colors and varieties will appeal to everyone's interest. be rug making, throwing, wool weaving on hand Visitors may also craftspeople as theY their handwrought As in the past, entertainment will daily and you are picnic on the as you listen to Appalachian Folk concessions will your convenience. Festival hours will a.m. to 6 p.m. for Friday, Saturday Admission of includes free through 17 will be $1.00. No pets will be the festival Mountain Heritage Crafts Festival be obtained by sponsors at: Chamber of Box 430, Charles Junior High School, and assistant principal at old Charles Town High School. Also appointed, pending certification, were Sara Lee Lueck, formerly employed in Loudoun County, Va., as librarian at Jefferson High School; and Lois Ramkey, assigned as an English teacher at Charles Town Junior High School. Wanda Gay Weds Lynn Jamison Announcement has been made of the marriage Saturday, July 1, in H$1y Trinity Church, Sharpsburg, Md., of Wanda Lee Gay and Lynn Everard Jamison. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Doris L. Donald L. Gay, Ferry. The son of Mr. and Jamison, 211 Sharpsburg. Mrs. Jamison waS in 1976 from ,School. She is McGuesta Mills, Mr. Jamison graduate of School, and is an Victor Products. The couple will Sharpsburg. ' One of the bias with modcr tion is the men en who think they all. NOTICE The annual meeting of Jefferson Community Center Association will be Monday, August 7, 1978, at 7:30 p.m. Center Building. Directors and all persons are urged to attend. F. Bernard Snyder,.:  : President July SHOP CHARLES TOWN - RANSON To be auctioned to the bidder August 19, at each site RieslannVlsinnbrYt]lh(:rtalglhedSndthbRiepn!i DU R I N G BO N ANZA DAYS Elementary School; a lot at Middleway; and a lot lying adjacent to Belvedere Heights and Jeffersonian Manor. Superintendent Frazier also Register for FREE announced there would be an "odds and ends" auction * CARPORTS * PATIOS ,,DRIVEWAYS SIDEWALKS BASEMENT FLOORS POURING- FINISHING FREE TURF CONCRETE Estimates PRODUCTS Division of lurf Enterprise Ph. 725-7612or 725-9233 -- Charles Town, W.Va. DERN MASONRY 30 Years of Quality Work Brick- Block - Stone Also Modular Home Foundations Built To Fit PHONE: 1 - 267 - 4755 JULY 13.4T PD. FREE ESTIMATES Drawing in our Lobby Thursday, July 27th & Friday, July 28th FOR If You Have Electr=cal Problems CALL US IMAGAHA, Inc. 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