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2 IN MEMORIAM SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE -- THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988 More Scenes from Army Ceremon CARY J. MORGAN Graveside services were conducted Monday morning at Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney, for M/Sgt. Cary Jacquelin Morgan, 78, formerly of Romney who died last Saturday at his home in Fort Ashby, W. Va. The Very Reverend Richard D. Reece officiated, arrangements were by the Sbaffer Funeral Home, Romney, with military graveside rites by the VFW and American Legion. Born March 16, 1910, in Charles Town, he was a son of the late Ar- chibald M.S. and Sarah Shepherd Morgan. He was a veteran of World War II, bad served for 22 years in the United States Air Force with both domestic and overseas service prior to has retirement. Of the Episcopal faith, he was a member of Hampshire Post 91, American Legion, and Wappocoma Post 101, Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Romney. His wife, the former Edna D'Auito, died July 5, 1976. He is survived by two step;- dughters, Cynthia Barrows, San Anselmo, California, and Mary Ann Shaffer, Greenbrace, California; a brother, Archibald M.S. Morgan, Jr., Rippon; a sister, Florence M. Clark, Lisbon, N.H.; and four step- grandchildren. CALVIN I. MORRIS Services were conducted Monday morning from Asbury United Methodist Church, Shepherdstown, for Calvin Irby .Morris, 63, of Route 2, Martinsburg, who died last Thursday at Martinsburg City Hosptial. The Rev. Ernest D. Lyles officiated, burial was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg. Born February 11, 1925, in Jefferson County, a son of the late Preston Mor- ris and Sarah Branson Morris, Sr., he retired in 1967 after 38 years of service with Continental Brick. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church of Shepherdstown, sang in the church choir and was a member of the Untied Methodist Men. Sruviving are his wife, Jean M. Grantham Morris, at home, whom he married Dec. II, 1964; a step-son, Charles H. Grantbam, Shepherd- sown; four step-grandchildren, one step-great-grandson; a brother, reston Morris, Jr., Duffields; four sisters, Olive Crittenden, Chambersburg, Pa., Corrine Adams, ashington, D.C., Pharthinea Lee, Duffields and Nannie Colloza, Pro- vidence, R.I. !MRS. MARY GORMAN :Mass of the Christian Burial was said Monday morning at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Washington, D.C., for Mrs. Mary E. Gorman, 90, of Shepherdstown, who died Tuesday, September 13, in Care Haven Nursing Home, Berkeley County. Interment prayers were in Arlington National {?metery. Born December 10, 1897, in Washington, a daughter of the late James Stuart and Eva Theresa Starke Hagan, she was retired from the Southern Utilities Company, Inc., Washington, a firm she and her late husband, Stephen A. Gorman, founded. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church until moving to Shepherdstown five years ago when slie became a member of St. Agnes Ctholic Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Jane Auld, of Covesville, Va., and Rose Ann Thompson, of Dallas; two sons, Stephen F. Gorman, of Shonan- doah Junction, and Joseph J. Gorman, of Shepherdstown; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren, The family suggests memorial con- tributions be made to the Shepherd- stown Volunteer Fire Department, Shepherdstown, W.Va. 2-5443. EUGENE T. DAVIS Services were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney, for Eugene Travis Davis, 61, Romney, who died last Saturday in Hampshire Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Joseph L. Mercer officiated, burial, was in Ebenezer Cemetery, Romney. Mr. Davis was born July 4, 1927, in Hampshire County, the son of Harry Cleveland and Anna Myrtle Sirbaugh Davis. He was retired as a truck driver. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 91 and Wap- pocoma Post 1101 of the VFW. He was married to Edna Corbin. Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Sandra Jean Long, Romney; a brother, Harry E. Davis, Middleway; two sisters, Elizabeth E. Everett, Springfield and Ethel "Chip- pie" Ruckman, Romney; and two grandchildren. ANNA H. MORRIS Services were conducted Wednes- day morning from the Jeffem Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, for Anna Henrietta Morris, 78, of Route I, Sum- mit Point, who died Sunday at Jeffer- son Memorial Hospital. Bishop Eugene E. Baltimoe officiated, burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Gibsontown. Born January 30, 1910, in Kabletown, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Anna Jones Stanton. She attended Beckley Institute for the Deaf and Blind where she com- pleted her education and training in cosmetology and food preparation, and followed the profession of beautician. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. She is survived by five sisters, Margaret Hollingsworth, Atlantic Ci- ty, N.J., Mary Brookes, Middleburg, Va.; Ruth Curry, Virginia Davenport and Agnes McDonald, all of Jefferson County; and four brothers, William and Claude Stanton, both of Charles Town, Robert Stanton, Laurel, Md., and Charles Stanton of Leesburg, VA. MRS. JANET L. LONG Services were conducted Monday afternoon from the Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, for Mrs. Janet Lee Long, 34, of Ranson, who died last Thursday at Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center. The Rev. Cheryl Thompson officiated, burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown. Born December 11, 1953, in Ranson, a daughter of Donald and Doris Thompson Reynolds of Ranson, she was of the Protestant faith. In addition to her parents she is sur- vived by her husband; Francis A. Long; a daughter, Gloria J. Long; and a son, Francis A. Long, Jr., all at the home; a sister, Jacqueline Reynolds, Ranson; and two brothers, Jeffrey A. Reynolds and John C. Reynolds, both of Ranson. MRS. SARAH S. SHRECK Services were conducted Monday morning from the Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, for Mrs. Sarah Ann Shreck, 72, of Washington Street, Bolivar, who died last Friday at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Ellen B. Muller of- ficiated, burial was in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town. Born March 15, 1916, in Leetown, she was a daughter of the late Charles And Nannie Jackson Wise. She was a member of Bolivar United Methodist Church and the Pollyanna Class of the church Sunday School. She is survived by her husband, Win- die E. Shreck, at the home; a son, Leo G. Shreck, of Charles Town; two sisters, Ethel Caniford, Renson, and Mildred Houser, Westminster, Md., and one grandson, Rory L. Shreck, Bunker Hill. She was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Rudolph. A youthful historian takes his first glimpse at the plaque signifying the Morgan-Stephenson "Bee Line March" from Morgan's Grove Park (then Morgan Springs) to Boston to assist General George Washington's forces against the British during the Revolutionary War. 6 People Injured, Damage Is Heavy Six persons were injured and some $34,500 in property damage recorded in eight highway accidents in- vestigated by West Virginia State Police during the past week in Jeffer- son County. I a single car mishap on Secondary 31 near Bakerton, a vehicle driven by Craig A. Whitmore, Charles Town, left the highway, and struck a roadside VFW Officers Visit Locally Jefferson County Memorial VFW Post and Auxiliary 3522 Charles Town, hosted a visit by West Virginia Depart- ment Commander Walter Lawson and Auxiliary Senior Vice Virginia "Toot- sic" Robinson Saturday at the Post Home, 116 E. Liberty Street. The car caravan started out at 9 a m. in Petersburg with seven people and made stops at three VFW posts before arrival in Charles Town at 2 p.m. Auxiliary President Ann Rock and Post Jr. Vice Commander Charles Ferguson, along with members of the post and auxiliary, welcomed the travelers. The group then went on to Martinsburg and stopped at seven more posts in the Fourth District of the Eastern Panhandle before ending up at Keyser at 11 p.m. The Caravan grew to eight ears and 24 people by the end of the evening. Fourth District Commander Gary Miller, of" Mar- tinsburg Post 896 and District Aux- iliary President Carol Thomas, of Petersburg Post 6454, were among the party which enjoyed the food, refreshments and friendship awaiting at each stop. The state officers climaxed their weekend with a district meeting Sun- day at Petersburg VFW Post 6454. County NAACP In Radiothon The Jefferson County Branch of the NAACP will join hundreds of other branches of the nation's oldest, largest and most effective civil rights organization in an unprecedented Na- tional Membership Radiothon this Saturday, September 24, according to George Rutherford, branch president. "This will be an exciting program full of entertainment and information of value to our community. For many people, it will answer the question of what the NAACP is doing today to address the major problems of our times. I think they will be very pleas- ed and will want to become involved ty for the people of Jefferson County and the Eastern Panhandle to get behind the NAACP, which has done so much to benefit so many of us over such a long period of time. We are very pleased to have this opportunity to work with the management of one of the most exciting radio stations in this section of the State and we look for- ward to a significant increase in membership. The National Raothon is being chaired by Percy Sutton, President of Inner City Broadcasting which operates a number of radio stations across the country. EACKLES SPENCER FUNERAL HOME Since I918 ROBERT L. SPENCER FUNERAL DIRECTOR Pre-Arrangement Plans Available A Member of The National Funeral Directors Association Harpers lerry, W. Va. 535-6500 in our important work," Rutherford said. The comments reflect the theme of the Radiothon - "Don't stand on the sidelines, Come Home to the NAACP." Its goal is to increase membership in the NAACP and listeners will be en- couraged to call in to the branch to make membership pledges and have them reported on the air. "We see this as a golden opportuni- FFA Supports Farm Safety Week This year's Farm Safety theme is "Insure Your Future With Farm Safety". The Jefferson Chapter FFA joins with the National Safety Council in supporting National Farm Safety Week, September 18 to 24, The National Safety Council has these reminders for farm safety: Plan to prevent accidents and occupational illnesses, dress properly for the job and weather, always read operators' manuals and follow their suggestions on safe use, use safety goggles and protective wear, keep children out of work area, follow directions when ap- plying pesticides and inspect all equip- ment and facilities periodically. Safety is good business. Committee To Hear Master A select committee on narcotics abuse and control of the U.S. House of Representatives will conduct a hear- ing on proposals to legalize drug usage next Thursday, September 29, in Washington. Included among those scheduled to testify is Charles Town Mayor D.C. Master, who has, in the past, sup- ported the legalization of drugs as a way to control the criminal aspects of drug abuse in the United States. Also testifying will be Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, another ad- vocate of legalization, Washington Mayor Marion S. Berry, Jr., Annapolis (Md.) Mayor Denis Cailaban, and New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch. Also on the agenda are eight ad- vocates of legalization, law enforce- meat and prosecutorial represen- tatives, public health officials and recovered addicts. flower box and trees on private pro- perty. Whitmore was removed to Jef- ferson Memorial Hospital by private automobile. Damage was $6,500. A truck operated by Boran A. Bar- nisky, Shepherdstown, ran off a secon- dary road near Shepherdstown, ripped out a fence, ran up a hill and back down before overturning. Barnisky was injured, damage was $3,800. Thomas N. Fowler, Route 2, Inwood, was cited for failure to control and driving with a suspended license, after the truck he was operating collided with a car driven by Donald L. Shade, Kearneysville. The accident occurred near Leetown. Injured was Teresa Shade. Damage was $8,000, most of it to Fowler's truck. A passing accident on Route 9 near Kearneysville, involving a car driven by Lester E. Langley, Charles Town, and a truck operated by Rodney D. Hesse, Route 4, Martinsburg, caused $3,500 damage and injured Hesse. Grady H. Sellors, Rippon, was charged with driving under the in- fluence and no operator's license after his vehicle left a secondary road near Charles Town and struck a trio d rd- side trees. Damage was $400. A three-car collision on Route 9 east of Charles Town, caused $4,300 damage but no injury. Involved were cars driven by George A. Davis, Nor- folk, Va., Sven E. Hooser, New York city, and James E. Stalnaker III, Route 2, Harpers Ferry. Stalnaker was cited for failure to control and no inspection sticker. More than $7,000 damage occurred on Secondary 15 near Charles Town when cars operated by Martha A. Viands, Kearneysville, and Larry J. Padgett, Jr., Route 3, Kearneysville, collided. Viands, injured, was remov- ed to Jefferson Memorial Hospital by Independent ambulance. Padgett was cited with failure to maintain control of his vehicle. A pedestrian, James Ahalt, was transported to Jefferson Memorial Hospital by Shepherdstown am- bulance after he was struck by a ear on Route 9 near North Jefferson Elementary School. The driver of the car, Patrick J. Kelly, Oakland, Calif., was not charged. i A howitzer crew from the 201st Field Artillery, Fairmont, scendant force from those of Morgan and Stephenson, appear I assist in a 19-gun salute to the Secretary of the Army. Members of the Old Guard, U.S. Army Corps from Ft. Myer, Va., strike a stern pose Grove Park. Jail Costs Are Big Consider00 Cost was no consideration when operating standards for the new regional jail in Martinsburg were com- piled by a special committee and ultimately adopted by the West Virginia Legislature. This was the explanation given Eastern Panhandle officials by A.V. Doddrill, Jr., state corrections com- missioner, at a meeting in Mar- tinsburg Tuesday. His explanation was echoed by William White, Doddrilrs appointee to the standards commission, who said the group worked on the regulations for 18 months and that the primary consideration was not costlmt setting standards that are the state of the art. The regional jail, which serves Berkeley, Morgan and Jefferson, is scheduled to begin operation early in 1989. When it does, it will house sions up in arms. Another stipulation with strong which allows rights with their in their quire daffy tional correctional Revision of the made b meet until early next In the meantime, facility is in progress. employees will ministrator, a chief to medical support prisoners from the three counties at a  S cost approaching or meeting $50 a day  = for each prisoner.  *: : : The standards, rubberstamped by t = J the Legislature, call for the _ _ maintenance, by each of the three counties, of holding facilities to house ;-= prisoners for up to 72 hours, another costly facet of the operation which has financially strapped county commis- JEFFERSON COUNTY MONUMENT SALES Fife I Granite - Bronze - Marble - Plaques - Vases Cemetery En.qraving Service No Overhead Compare Our Prices ] Service The Tri-State Area J. THOMAS DAILEY 304/$35-2278 Harpers Ferry. W.Va. 25425 i CEMETERY LOTS FOR SALE Singles, Side-by-Side Double and four-grave lots. Perpetual Care included. 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