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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY. AUGUST 10, 1978 OBITUARIES Robert M. Knottl Funeral services were held Monday at the Melvin T. Strider Parole Officer Colonial Funeral Home for Mrs. Mary Lucy Withers, of Ger- Died August 1 Funeral service were held Friday, August 4, at II a.m., from Bethesda United Methodist Church, at Moler's Crossroads for Robert McMurran Knott, of Moler's Crossroads, Shepherd- stown, who died Tuesday, August I, at Martinsburg Veterans Administration Center, following a long illness. The Rev. David Smith officiated, interment was in Shepherdstown Cemetery. Active bearers were: Robert S. Knott, Col. W. J. Knott, Richard S. Nickell, Sr., Richard S. Nickell, Jr., Kenneth M. Nickell and Steven W. Knott. Honorary hearers were: Fred Donley, Paul Weber, Delbert Foutz, Charles Walper, Joseph Walper, Max Derr and Sam Skinner. Arrangements were by Eackles Funeral Chapel. The deceased was bern March 3, 1889, at Moler's Crossroads, a n of Dr. Samuel Tanner Knott and Lily Anspach Reinhart Knott. He attended Shepherd College, Randolph-Macon Academy and Washington and Lee University. He was a retired director of the Probation and Parole Department of the State of West Virginia, a veteran of World War I, serving with the U.S. Army; a member of the Sons of the Confederacy, Shepherdstown Men's Club, Mount Nebo Ledge AF and AM, Shepherdstown, and an active member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Christine Walper Knott, at the home; three children, Mrs. Barbara Nickell, Fairfax, Va.; Robert S. Knott, West Point, Va.; Colonel W. J. Knott, Austin, Texas, and seven grandchildr. DEWEY C. MCDONALD Funeral vices were con- ducted Tdesday from the Eackies'Funeral Chapel for Dewey Commodore McDonald 58, of Engle, W. Va., who died Saturday, August 5, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital following a long illness. The Rev. Richard Dnnn officiated, interment was in Falrview Cemetery, Bolivar. The deceased was horn OC. tober 19, 1919, in Engie, a son of Charles William and Lucette Donivan McDonald. He was a laborer in general construction. He is survived by his wife Carrie Ellen Harder McDonald Engle; eight children, Dewey E. James, Darrell and Gerald McDonald, Halltown; Charles Gary and the Misses Carrie Ann and Ellen McDonald, Engle; six grandchildren; three sisters Mrs. Margaret Monrman, Mrs. Clara Belle Dodson, College Park, Md.; Mrs. Audrey Wilt, Harpers Ferry; five brothers Marshall McDonald, Mountain Mission; Raymond and Herberl McDonald, College Park, Md.; and Charles and George Mc- Donald, Harpers Ferry. MRS. LAURA G. TUCKER Funeral services were held Monday, July 31, at the Woody Funeral Home, Richmond, Va., for Mrs. Laura Gertrude Tucker, of Stiles Trailer Court, who died Friday, July 28, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Burial was in Hebron Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The deceased was born in Richmond, Va., May 3, 1916. She is survived by two children, Mrs. Ann Cressell, Rural Retreat, Va.; Rober Lee Tucker, Rt. 2, Kearneysville; 11 grandchildren; one great- grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Fair, Richmond; and two brothers, Tom Sutphin, Rich- mond, and Glenn Sutphin, An- napelis, Md. MARTHA MAE GEARY Last rites were conducted Wednesday morning from the Eackles Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Martha Mac Geary, formerly of Bakerton and Washington, D.C., who died Sunday, August 6, at the Knott Nursing Home following a long illness. The Rev. Royce Chancy officiated, burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepberdstown. The deceased, a housewife, was born September 13, 1894, at Bakerton, a daughter of John Martin and Clara Myers Welsh. Her husband, Sheldon Geary, preceded her in death. Her only survivors are a granddaughter, Mrs. Cheryl Billhimer, Laurel, Md., and four great-grandchildren. mantown, Md., who died Friday in the Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, Md. The Rev. Frank Mentzer of- ficiated, interment was in Murrill Hill Cemetery. The deceased was born May 21, 1928, in Smith County, Va., a daughter of Hugh and Liza Lee Lawrence Davidson. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Elwood W. Withers, Sr., Germantown, Md.; a son, Joseph B. Davidson, at the home; four step-children, Herbert E. Withers, Mrs. Barbara Jane Leslie, Mrs. Peggy Ann Davis, Charles Town; Elwood W. Withers, Jr., Winter Haven, Fla.; four grandchildren; three sisters Mrs. Nellie Bice and Mrs. Dorothy Cubbage, Rockville, Md.; Mrs. Betty Creger, Salt- ville, Md.; three brothers, James Davidson, Richmond Va.; and William and Fred Davidson, Rockville, Md. AUBREY BAILEY, JR. Funeral services were held last Saturday in Johnstown, Pa., for Aubrey "June" Bailey, Jr., 70, who died August 2rid in Lee Hospital in Johnstown. The Rev. Joseph McGauley officiated interment was in Benshoff Hill Cemetery. The deceased was born November 29, 1907, in Charles Town, a son of the late Aubrey and Elizabeth Pinkard Bailey. He was a steward of the former Businessmen's Club of John- stown for many years. His wife preceded him in death. He is survived by seven brothers, George, Hunter and James, of Harrisburg, Pa.; David, William and Edward, Charles Town; John, Phoenix, Arizona; seven sisters, Catherine Carter, Mabel Christian , Mazie Taylor, Genevieve Hosby and Hazel Page, all of Charles Town; Martha Harris, New Jersey; Dora'Bailey, Harrisburg; and a number of nieces and nephews. MRS. OSlE B. CAVE Funeral services were con- ducted Friday morning at the Omps Funeral Home in Win- chester, Va., for Mrs. Osie Beatrice Cave, 73, of Rt. 6 Winchester, who died Wed- nesday at her home. The Rev. Fred Bowman and the Rev. Floyd Wine officiated, interment was in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester. Mrs. Cave was born Sep- tember 25, 1904, in Jefferson County, a daughter of the late John and Mary Hite Leight. She was a member of Calvary Church of the Brethren, where she was past treasurer of her Sunday School and was also a member of the Home Demon- stration Club. She is survived by her husband, Jesse Lee Cave, whom she married in 1936, in Win- chester; Mrs. Eva +L. Rogers, Winchester; a hag-sister, Mrs. Katherine Herbaugh, of Gerardstown, W. Va.; two half- brothers, David [,eight, Kear- neysville; and Robert Leight, of Grimes, Va. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death. H. C. "BUCK" MITCHELL Funeral servic were con- ducted last Saturday afternoon from the Smith and St4'ider Funeral Home for Herbert C. "Buck" Mitchell, of Halltown, who died Wednesday, August 2, of injuries sustained when he was struck by an automobile on State Route 51. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Gib- sontown. Mr. Mitchell had resided in Jefferson County most of his life and worked on the David Nichols farm for a number of years. He also worked at the local race tracks for a time. He was bern in Jefferson County March 18, 1904, a son of the late Herbert and Elsie Brown Mitchell. He is survived by one brother, Roland Lee Mitchell, U.S. Ar. my; one niece, Rosa Lee Sands, Baltimore, Md.; two nephews, John Burner Sands, Pottstown, Pa.; and Edward Miller Mit- chell, Philadelphia. MRS. PAUL T. STEWART Mrs. Avis Mabel Stewart, 70, widow of the late Paul Thomas Stewart, died Monday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. David "Paula" Grove, in Alexandria, Va., following a long '.illness. The deceased was born in Jefferson County, May 6, 1908, a daughter d the late Robert and Lizzie Cock,'tll Morgan. She resided for some 14 years in Michigan and then moved back Commission Offers to Jefferson County where she + lived for some 15 years prior to going to Alexandria to make herhomesurvivingWith heraredaUghter.Mrs. David Board $25 OOO For Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Anna t Ranson School Louise Morgan, of Texas, also a brother, William Morgan, of McLean, Va. Graveside services will he The Jefferson County COrn- held this morning, Thursday, at mission has offered the Jef- 11 o'clock in Edge Hill ferson County School Board Cemetery, with the Rev. $25,000 for the old 5th Avenue Richard E. Noal, pastor of St. School in Ranson. Thomas Lutheran Church, The offer was contained in a Ranson, officiating. Burial will letter from Commission be made in Edge Hill. Friends President Tom Mentzer which were received Wednesday night noted the structure, if available, at the Smith and Strider would be utilized for a senior Memorial Funeral Home. citizens center. The letter went on to explain ? --: :   ? --: : =: = -  -  = -" = - that the commission had secured ll0$PffAt NOT[$ an appraisal of the building from Blakeley Bank and Trust ---=-:7====--?-+_=--__-_+_ Company which set the total Patients admitted to Jefferson value at $20,000...$10,000 for the Memorial Hospital July 31 building; $10,000 for the land. through August 6, included: The commission's offer ex- Michael Cotta, Ranson. ceeded the appraisal by $5,000. Joan K. McCormick, Mar- At the last board of education tinsburg, meeting, the commission ex- Andrea Harris, Ranson. plained its desire to acquire the Raymond Housden structure and was asked to make Shepherdstown. a fim offer, which it has done7 Myrtle Miller, Charles Town. The school board meets Monday, Laura Sawaya, Ranson. August 14, and is expected to Thomas West, Kearneysville. consider the offer then. Robert Taylor, Kearneysville. If the board accepts, the Anne Specht, Charles Town. building will be purchased with Bernetta Frye, Martinsburg. money from a $66,000 Depart- Rachael Hose, Harpers Ferry. ment of Housing and Develop- Donna Kilroy, Charles Town. i ment grant. If the board turns Valaria Conoley, Charles dwn the bid, the commission Town. cannot utilize the grant to bid for Karen Warner, Harpers the building at a public auction, scheduled for August 19. Ferry. William Mollat, Ranson. Read to the commission at its Clyde McDaniel, Martinsburg. meeting last Thursday was a Ricky Long, Ranson. letter from Paul Pritchard, of Friends of the Railroad, asking Wilson Warfield, Harpers the commission for its support in Ferry. Raymond Jackson, Charles establishing another Amtrak Town. stop, in addition to Harpers Ferry, in Jefferson County. Corliss Hill, Charles Town. It was explained that Mary Conley, Charles Town Linda Hahn, Rippon. congestion is heavy at Harpers Ferry, because of both corn- Jane Ott, Charles Town. muter and tourist traffic; and Dwayne Redman, Knoxville that wintertime conditions in the Md. Ferry are often hazardous Claude Brown, Ranson. because of the high hill ap- Edna Lanham, Purcellville to the station. Va. A survey of 220 commuters Robin Stehr, Ranson. ;howed 186 of them preferred to Sandra Dorsey, Winchester have a second stop made Va. available at Duffields, which has Susan Viands, Kearneysville. the advantage of a railroad- Herbert Arhogast, Baltimore owned one acre area which could Md. Dorothy Unger, Charles Town. be used for parking; and is located on the Flowing Springs Dana Hinton, Kearneysville. Roosevelt Farmer, Gapland, Md. NAMED George Rissler, Charles Town. From Page 1 Harry Harner, Ranson. Stanley Long, Harpers Ferry. elected to the board of directors Carolyn Nick, Harpers Ferry. August 22, 1972; and was elected Jesse Hanna, Kearneysville. and cashier of the Lucy Hardy, Charles Town. bank on January 24, 1978. Joseph Thompson, Harpers In civic affairs, he is a past Ferry. member of the Jefferson Constance Ainsworth, Ransen. Jaycees; treasurer of the Jef- Freda Hinton, Charles Town. ferson County Heart Fund from Ruby Webster, Charles Town. 1954 to the present date; served Loretta Longerbeam, Harpers on the Board of Managers of Ferry. Charles Town General Hospital Kathryn Somers, Ranson. for three years, serving two Joyce Johnson, Kearneysville. years as vice-president, and the Terry Jenkins, Ferry. third as president; member of Thomas Rawlings, Charles JEDECO, local business Town. development corporation, Robert Alger, Harpers Ferry. [inance committee; past Sewell Palmer, Millville. , treasurer, vice-chairman and Karen Harrell, Charles Town. chairman of Group 7, West Bertie Moler, Bakerton. Virginia Bankers Association; Betty Brown, Burkettsville and served on various com- Md. mittees of the West Virginia Bankers Association. Leonard Hottle, Kear- A member of Zion Episcopal neysville. Church, Charles Town, he served as a licensed layreader, Russell Brackett, Charles member of the vestry, assistant Town. Howard Kirby, Millville. director of the Junior Carrie McDonald, Halltown. Brotherhood of Saint Andrew Mildred Henry, Kearneysville. from 1947 to 1960; and on various Claude Noland, Harpers church committees. . Ferry.. He married Virginia L. . Donna Gaynor, Knoxville, Md. Shewbridge in October, 1953, and Florence Hollida, Inwood. they have two children, Sharon Michelle Carper, Summit L,, in her fourth year at Point. Shepherd College; and Hildegard Davidson, Kear- Christopher D., who will enter neysville, the sixth grade this Fall. The Mary Rutherford, Charles family resides at 419 South Church Street in Charles Town. Town. Debra Oranczak, Frederick Md. FORTY Bernetta Frye, Martinsburg. From Page 1 Sharon Long, Ranson. Edward Demski, New Wind- period of time, although there sor, Md. may he more. Rhonda Grapes, Charles 8enseney was married on Town. October 11, 1947, ta a Luray resident, Elizabeth Modisett. Shirley Grove, Harpers Ferry. They have four children, Bill, 28, Ethel Harding, Halltown. and Jim, Jr., 27, associated in Ellen Writ, Harpers Ferry. the business with their father; Bettie Rohrback, Brunswick, Renee, 21, a student at West Md. Virginia University; and Ellen, Malcolm Taylor, Jr., Ranson. 18, entering Davis and Elkins John. Alger, Ranson. College this Fall. They reside at Rondo Smallwood, Sr., 530 South George Street. : Charles Town. There are other activities, outside the store, in which BIRTHS Soaseney participates. He is Mr. and Mrs. James Cross currently in his fourth term on Ranson, a son born August.1. the vestry of Zion Episcopal Mr. and Mrs. Gary Staubs; Church; was a member of Miliville, a daughter born Charles Town Council for ten August 3. years; a charter member of the Mr. and Mrs. John Kincaid lzaak Walton League of Harpers Ferry, a son born America; a director of the Bank August 4. of Charles Town; a member of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hottle the Chamber of Commerce and Kearneysville, a son born the Charles Town P, etail Mer- August 5. chants Association. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Oranc- At 65, many men are thinking zak, Frederick, Md., a daughter of retirement. Says Senseney, i horn August 6. "my retirement is going to come Road which is one of the main Jefferson County highways and receives early attention in bad weather. Shenandoah Junction and Kearneysville were also considered. The commission; unable to grant any financial support to the station, will, nonetheless, give the project its moral sup- port. Also taken under con- sideration was an appeal from Mrs. Saundra S. Moreland, director of the Shepherdstown Day Care Center for possible funding for a new location for the center. Mrs. Moreland told the commission the school board has notified her it has declared the former Eastside School, utilized by the center, surplus, and will sell it at public auction next year. Reappraisal of property in Jefferson County by the State Tax Commissioner's office is already underway, the com- mission was told. Two ap- praisers are already on the job, ten more are expected by September 5. No estimate'of the length of time necessary to do the job has been made. A representative of the State Civil Service Commission, Wayne Ross, appeared before the commission and asked if they would be interested in applying for an inter- governmental personnel act grant. Such a grant would provide guidance in establishing a personnel department. Noted was the receipt of a $7,585.79 check from the West Virginia Racing Commission, covering the period from July 1 through July 22. Funds distribution to various county agencies were made by the commission -- $3,000 each to the Bolivar - Harpers Ferry Library and Shepherdstown Library; $12,000 to four fire companies; and $10,000 to the Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire unit. The commission also donates $40,000 to the emergency communications center, $10,000 each quarter. gradually. I will take off more time from the store and divert the responsibilities to my sons. I'll spend more time working in the garden, and fishing, and perhaps attending to my acreage along the Shenandoah River." We suspect that Jim Senseney, who loved and nurtured his Western Auto Associates Store for forty years, in good times and had, will never completely give up his interest in the establishment. And, conversely, the establishment would never he quite the same without him CPA From Page ! rent has been upped from $25 to $35; Attorney Henry W. Morrow's from $75 .to $95; and the Knight's of Pythias from $35 to $30. Morrow also asked to an additional vacant room and council set a price of $25 without heat; $35 with heat. In another action, council voted to provide water to a property on U.S. Route 9 just north of Guy's Buick. The property Will be used for a new Moose Club headquarters. A resolution, calling upon the r KEYSTONE KOPPS SHRINE UNIT ONE OF TOP FEATURE ATTRACTIONS PARADE TO BE HELD IN CHARLES TOWN AS PART FIREMEN'S One of the top features of the big parade to be held in Charles Town Saturday, September 9, at 2 p.m., as a highlight and the climax of the 50th anniversary of the W. Va. State Firemen's Convention and the 6th Annual National Fire Service Recognition Day, will. be the Keystone Kopps Shrine Unit, shown above. Having fun entertaining others, and all to help mend crippled children and patients with burns; is one of the reasons 40 Frederick area Shriners joined and have been members of this "zany" unit know as the Keystone Kopps. Frederick's own Keystone i Kopps Shrine Unit has become very popular in district parades since it was first organized in January 1976. It has grown from a nucleus of fez-wearers until today there are 40 members of the duly constituted Shrine parade unit with 17 Kopps riding Yamaha Chappy motorcycles in full dress of the Keystone Kopps of the silent movie era, complete with a Paddy Wagon and a 24- foot enclosed truck. This motor unit forms one of the 17 different units of All Ghan Shrine Temple, located in C+umherland. All Ghan has other motor, clovn, band and float units for parades. Frederick's Keystone will be making their appearance, along Sayara Unit from in the Charles Town Sept. 9. These two appeared in numerouS this year, namely: D.C., St. Patrick's DaY Shenandoah Apple Parade in Dapper Dan Parade herland, Md.; Parades in Shar and Union Bridge. also appeared in Smithsburg, Thurmont, Md. Governor of West Virginia and the Congressional delegation to utilize their influence in ob- taining funds to have Ap- palachian Highway Corridor E extended from Hancock, Md., to Charles way of U.S. Route 340 and State Route 9...was adopted at the request of the Region 9 Planning and Development Council. Council was told by City Manager Robert Cain that the heirs of Fred L. Glaize of Win- chester, Va., will provide the city with a clear deed to a vacant lot on Seminary Street; and that Attorney James Crawford has obtained judgement against real property owned by Dennis Larkin in Berkeley County in an effort to collect $1,000 in back rent owed by Larkin for use of Charles Town owned property. Council instructed the police $500 damage to a car operated by Teresa L. Suttenfield, of Shepherdstown. The vehicle went out of control, hit a pole and a fence. She was cited with failure "to drive with due care: Two other accidents caused only. minor property damage and no injuries. Only $200 damage was recorded when vehicles driven by Robert A. Hawkins, Rt. 1, Charles Town, and Allen P. Peacher, of Halltown, collided on the Kabletown Road. Hawkins was cited, however with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and no operator's license. A rear-end collision, involving a car operated by Willis N. Smallwood, Second, of Harpers Ferry, and a pick-up truck driven by Johnny G. Draper, Myersville, Md., caused $300 damage. Draper was charged with following too close. SCHEDULE From Page I Shepherdstown Elementary School will convene at 8:55 a.m. and dismiss at 3:35 p.m. Page Jackson Elementary, grades I thru 3, will convene at 9:10 a.m. and dismiss at 3:35 p.m. Wright Denny Elementary School, grades 4 thru 6, will convene at 9:15 a.m. and dismiss at 3:50 p.m. All kindergarten classes will begin on Monday, September 11. Classes will convene according to the elementary school schedule and dismiss at 11:41 a.m. The exception to this would he Shepherdstown Elementary kindergarten dismissing at 11:30 a.m., with afternoon classes convening at 1 p.m. and dismissing with the regular schedule. Rural Health ProlPam Funding Is Scheduled WASHINGTON -- Senator lennings Randolph and other senators have had an amend- ment accepted which would provide additional funding in fiscal year 1978 for the Rural Health Initiative Program under the Public Health Service Act As part of the Supplementary Appropriations Bill (H.R. 13467) the amendment would provide $6 million to fund 51 additional projects including one at Oceana, Wyoming County. "This amendment will provide + much needed assistance in rural West Virginia where the delivery of primary health care is often difficult," Randolph said. Special Amusements department to begin enforcing the curfew that requires Night For Family To children up to age 16 to be o(f the Be HeM Fair Aul. 29 Announcement was made this week by officials of the Jefferson County Fair that the Fair Board, in cooperation with the Henry T. Springs Road. Teresa Lee Cole Shows of Pennsylvania, and Carper, of Kearneysville, was also with an assist from the local taken to Jefferson Memorial banks, will stage a special Hospital about 10:25 last Friday amusements night at the Jef- evening, ferson County Fair. A single car accident on Tuesday evening, August 29 is Secondary 480 Friday caused ithe night which has been streets by lO p.m. The next meeting of council will be Wednesday, August 23. HIGHWAY From Page I Walk-A-Thon Nets $815: Children Receive Awards, A recent walk-a-thon con-Mrs. Fred Ford, d ducted by the youth of the Fourth and fifth Bolivar. Pentecostal Church of were won by Sharon Christ, south of Harpers Ferry, daughter of Mr. resulted in proceeds of $815, Randolph Alger, according to the pastor, the Rev. Beth Palmer, Samuel Miller. and Mrs. Marshall The walk-a-thon, conducted on of Ransom Winning July 22, along River Road, ad- for having the most jacent to the Shenandoah River, was Frank FraleY was of ten miles distance and trophies were took four hours to complete. All Shipley's Inc., of 20 participants successfully plaque bearing the completed the trek. walkers was Proceeds will go for the church foyer. purpose of providing cam- perships to a week of summer This year's camp near Roanoke, Va. The second, camp is an annual church- of 115 miles and sponsored event. Cost per new record of 200 campership is $33.{}0. $915.00. Pictures Trophies were awarded to the and trophy young people, shown above, in a raising the most funds. First Messengers, the place trophy was awarded to Jerry Fraley, 1O, son of Mr. and whom the Mrs. Frank Fraley of Harpers affiliated. Ferry. Second place trophy went The to Tammy Alger, It, daughter of Mrs. Ann Alger of Ranson. individuals and Winning third placd was Lisa contributed to the Ford, 12, daughter of Mr. and and helped to selected to offer a special stallation in Rockvil package deal on fair rides for twenty-five yearS.. dad, morn and the kiddies. Fair Not only will the: officials said for the sum of $8, a Works provide family including mother, dad painting and and up to three children, can specialize in ride any and all rides at the fair feel is a on August 29, from 7 p.m. until mechanical work i the fair closing time of about 11 ears. a.m. Co-owner Bell The tickets for this special tendance at trade night are available at the local schools dealing hanks and they must be pur- chased in advance because they he and his will not be sold at the fair any problems grounds that night, it was stated, foreign-made The D and D D and D Body Works Operate from 8a Monday through Opens To Business The Red Anpther dew business is now in : will come to the operation in the Charles Town - Lions Center l Jefferson County area. August 17, It is the D and D Body Works, by located at 409 West Liberty The quota Street in Charles Town. is I00 pints, It's co-owners and operators during this are David Bell and Dan Weber, blood both experienced in the field. Last year, Bell has worked in the Charles made almost Town area for eight years, quota, missil i Weber operated a simildr in- number of 70 i:i!