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I PAGE A9 , obituaries/news ~plrlt of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Brian K. Winston Jr. Brian Keith "B J." Wmston Jr 28, of Martinsburg, died Thurs- day, Sept. 12, 2013. Born Oct. 28, 1984, in Mar- tinsburg, he was the son of Brian and Carol Winston. He graduated in 2003 from - Jefferson High School, where he was a member of the National - Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars. He received numerous scholar- - ships, including the Terry Walker Scholarship. He earned his bachelor's de- gree in nursing from Shepherd University and earned a master's degree in nursing from Mountain State University. He worked at City Hospital starting in 1999 and most recent- ly served as coord'mator of the operating room. He was a member of Kingdom Life Cathedral, where he served as a deacon and as a member of the culinary committee. He is survived by his parents, of Martinsburg; three sisters; a brother; his grandparents; and his great-grandmother A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at New Destiny Minis- try Center in Keameysville. Visi- tation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Pleasant View Memorial Gardens, Martinsburg. L.L. 'Bill' Watkins Lonnie Lee "Bill" Watkins, 82, of Charleston, died Monday Sept. 9, 2013, at the Veterans Af- fairs Medical Center in Beckley. Born July 3, 1931, he was the son of Ambrose and Bernice Toney Watkins. He served in the Army for 24 years, retiring as a master ser- geant. After his retirement, he worked at Reagan National Air- port for 20 years. He enjoyed travel, auto me- chanics and NASCAR. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion in Charles Town. He was of the Baptist faith. He was married to Betty J. Flanagan Watldns. He is survived by two daugh- ters, Susan Watkins of Charles- Charles Ivan Poe Charles Ivan Poe, Jr 81, of Inwood, WV, formerly of Harpers Ferry, departed this life on Sunday, September 15, 2013, at his residence. Born on June 9, 1932, in Elkins, WV, he was the son of the late Charles Ivan Poe, Sr. and Ruby Howell Poe. He was a US Army veteran. He was a lay speaker in the Methodist Church and a mem- ber of Virginia Lodge No. 1 I.O.O.F. of Harpers Ferry, WV. Charles was a graduate of Davis and Elkins College, class of 1958. He taught English at Brunswick High School, Brunswick, MD, for twenty-three years. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Willa Poe, at home; three daughters, Rachel Beahm and husband, Al- len of Keameysville, WV; Rebecca Kaetzel and husband, Robert of Harpers Ferry, WV; Amanda Bums of Charlotte, NC; four sons, Robert Poe and wife, Susie of Barnwell, SC; Richard Poe of Jacksonville, NC; Michael Poe and wife An- drea of Culpeper, VA; Joseph Poe and wife Donna of Clear- brook, VA; one sister, Karen Edgell and husband, Gary of Hurricane, WV; two brothers, Neil Poe and wife, Catherine of Clinton, OK and Ronnie Poe and wife, Victoria of Lewis- burg, WV; 20 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Eddie Poe. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 20, 2013, at Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church in Harpers Ferry, with the Rev. Luther Osment officiating. In- terment will be private in Greenwood Cemetery in Daily, WV. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 7 to 9 pan. at the Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry, WV. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Encouragement Inc.( to benefit Kenya orphans) at Kenyaor- phans.org or 1803 Snowflake Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921 or a charity of one's choice. Condolences to the family may be expressed at his at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com obituary MEMORIAL d In Memory % 30 Years Ago -- August 20, 1983 i:":::::~ " "~" ~ ~: : :~: ~ : .Granites .Bronze .Marble .Plaques .Vases .Cemetery Engraving Service Serving the Tri-State Area since 1971 524 Fillmore Street P.O. Box 216, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 (304) 535-2278 emil: jcmonumentl@a01.com Phone: 304-725-$321 St. Ranson, WV 25438 . Fax: 304-725-4767. www.BrownFumralH0mesWV.e0m Robert C. Fields, LIC ton and Michelle Clrifflth of Cool Ridge; two sons, James Watkins of Shepherdstown and Michael Watkins of Keameysville; a sis- ter, Ida Mae Williams of Scar- bro; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A sister, Charlene Watldns, is deceased, as are three brothers, Charles Watldns, Robert Wat- kins and Joseph Watldns. A funeral was held Sunday in Beckley at the Blue Ridge Fu- neral Home Chapel, with Chap- lins Mark Lobst and Paul Brick- er officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memori- al Park, Beckley. The American Legion Post 32 Honor Guard provided graveside rites. Memorials may be made to Beckley VAMC Recreation De- partment, 200 Veterans Drive, Beckley 25801. Hilda F. Will Hilda Faye Will, 86, of Charles Town, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Nella's Nursing Home in Elkins. Born Aug. 1, 1927, in Little River, Texas, she was the daugh- ter of Luby D. Marks and Opal Tomlinson Marks. She retired from the account- ing department of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Exchange System in Alexandria, Va. She was a member of Charles Town Baptist Church. She was a member of Pythian Sisters Shenandoah Temple No. 131, Ransom Her husband, C.C. "Chuck" Will, died July 20, 2002. She is survived by two step- daughters and a stepson. A son, Mark Sheridan Grazie, is deceased, as is a Sister, Rena May Marks, and a brother, Earl Dean Marks. ~A memorial service will be held later. Burial Will be in Mid- dleway Masonic Cemetery. Melvin T. Strider Colonial Fu- neral Home, is handling arrange- ments. Debra K. Neff Debra Kay Longerbeam Neff, 53, of Front Royal, V/t died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Cen- ter. Born June 19, 1960, in Mar- tinsburg, she was the daughter of Earl Weakley and Betty Wilt Weakley. She was a member of Mission Tabernacle Holiness Church. She enjoyed her dogs. She was married to Glenn Neff. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daugh- ters, Tracey Longerbeam of Rip- pon and Stephanie Longerbeam of Inwood; five stepdaughters, Laura Neff of Mt. Solon, Va Chasity Kerns of Kearneysville, and Rachel Noser, Elizabeth Neale and Tiffany Baer, all of Front Royal; two stepsons, Bri- an Neff and Matthew Neff, both of Strasburg, Va.; two sisters, Zetta Slusher of Charles Town and Barbara Staats of Harpers Ferry; and nine grandchildren. Her first husband, Elzy D. Longerbeam Jr is deceased. A funeral was held Saturday at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Fu- neral Home, Harpers Ferry, with Pastor Bobby Roadcap officiat- ing. Burial was in Fairview Lu- theran Cemetery, Bolivar. Mary Lowe Campbell Watson Mary Lowe Campbell Watson, of Shepherdstown, WV, died peacefully at home on September llth, 2013. She was 76 years of age. The daughter of Mary Lowe Siler and Delwyn Campbell, Mary was born on October 20th, 1936 and raised by her mater- nal grandparents, John Calvin Siler and Olive Nelson Snyder. Mary taught in Washington County, Md. for thirty-five years and retired from Sharpsburg Elementary School where she taught third grade. Loved for her sweet disposition and good na- ture, she was especially soft-hearted when it came to cats. Her friends in the local book club recall that her favorite novels were feline detective stories. She was a member and elder of the Elk Branch Presbyterian Church, Duffields, WV. She was a mem- ber of the Order of the Eastern Star #155 in Shepherdstown for twenty-five years, and served as an officer in the organization. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Wat- son, who died March 31st, 1989. She is survived by her stepson Gregory B. Watson of Denver, Co an aunt, Doris Miller, and cousins, James Miller, Jr. and Patty Miller of Mount Jackson, Va. as well as Emma Ruth McDonald and Royce Kelvin McDonald, Jr Her surviving second cousins, Betty Anne Lowe, Edna Ma- son Snyder, John McGary Snyder, and Jane Snyder Miller, are all of the greater Shepherdstown Area. The viewing will be held on Monday, September 16th from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Ranson, WVa. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Sep- tember 17th at 11 am at the Elk Branch Presbyterian Church in Duffields, WV with the Rev. David Beeson officiating. Inter- ment will follow immediately at Elmwood'Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband, James Watson. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403, Pan- handle Home Health, 208 Old Mill Road, Martinsburg, WV 25401, Elk Branch Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 110, Shenan- doah Junction, WV 25442 or the Animal Welfare Society of Jef- ferson County, P.O. Box 147, Charles Town, WV 25414 Please sign the online guestbook and view her obituary at www.mtstrider.com MEMORIAL 1 1 ES-SPEN ER & NORTON FUNERAL HOME Family Owned & Operated Rte. 340 at Halltown Rd. Charles Town/Harpers Ferry West Virginia Alan H. Norton Robert L. Spencer (Licensee) (Licensee-In-Charge) 304.724.6500 www.oacklos-spencerfuneralhome.com MARTINSBURG -- Bill White has been named Hos- pice of the Panhandle's new community and provider re- lations manager. In this role, White will direct the organiza- tion's efforts in working with the medical community and other providers of care. He'll also oversee community out- reach for Hospice. "We are very pleased to have someone with Bill's lev- el of business and manage- ment experience in this role," said Hospice of the Panhan- dle CEO Margaret Cogswell. "We are confident in his abili- ties to reach out to the medical community and community at large. He also is clearly some- one who shares our commit- ment to compassionate care." White most recently served as the chief financial offi- cer at U.S. Silica in Frederick, Md. He held that job for sev- en years, during which time the company went from private to public ownership. He worked at U.S. Silica for 21 years. Be- fore that, he worked for Union Carbide Corp. He is a certified public accountant. He holds a Bill White bachelor's degree in business administration from Marshall University. He is a member of St. Jo- seph Church, serving on Par- ish Finance Council and is a member of the St. Vincent De- Paul Society. He and his wife, Nancy, the principal at Spring Mills Middle School, have two grown daughters. They have lived in Martinsburg for the past 21 years. Spirit offers two types of death notices The Spirit of Jefferson strives to.provide timely news of all deaths of current and former Jefferson County residents. The paper offers two types of death reports. One is the obitu- ary, which is published at no charge. It includes basic informa- tion about the person who has passed away, along with details on the memorial service and a list of immediate family mem- bers who survive. A black-and-white photo may be included. The information provided by funeral homes is edited to conform to the paper's guidelines for news. A second option is a memorial, which may include a larg- er photo or photos, additional biographical details of the per- son who has passed away, the names of grandchildren and other survivors as well as any other information that is desired. These notices are treated as advertisements and are not edited by the Spirit's staff. The cost of each death notice depends on how much space is required to print it. How to submit: Funeral homes should submit free obituaries to Christine Miller Ford in the newsroom. Her email is Chris- tine@Spiritot]efferson.com. The fax number is 304-728-6856. Memorials should be sent to Mary Burns, the Spirit's advertis- ing director, at Mary@Spiritofjefferson.com. Deadline: By 2 p.m. Monday for publication on Wednesday. Obituaries are placed on a space-available basis, prioritized by dates of local services. For concerns about free obituaries, call Christine Miller Ford in the Spirit newsroom at 304-725-2046. Questions about memorials should be directed to Mary Bums at the same number. ;t- nem tm em ]la, t hnlm Olmrl Ttmm ~ l~r.~, LI I .!101 ~.X**'t ~,--,-- ---"--'~---~- -'-~-n~ Colonial Funeral Home 310 S. Fairfax Blvd. Charles Town / Ranson Full Service Funerals & Cremations J.B. BaIT Licensee-in-Charge Family Owned since 1889 www.mtslrider.com I