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2 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, October 28, 1999 In Memoriam EDWARD H. BRAXTON He was a retired construction worker, and was of the Protestant faith. He is survived by a sister, Millie Ault, Harpers Ferry; three broth- ers, Page Gay and Orvel Gay, both of Dargan, and Merle Gay, Hagerstown; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Gay; and two brothers, Raymond S. Gay and Daniel L. Gay. Graveside funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m at Samples Manor, Md Cemetery. Rev. Chester Martin will officiate. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by the Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry. FRANCIS K. SLOAT Francis Kiracofe Bloat, 79, of . Edward Henry Braxton, 90. ofShepherdstown, died Monday, Oc- Charles Town, died last Saturday, tober 25, at Jefferson Memorial October 23, at Shenandoah Health ,Village Center. Hospital. Born January 9, 1920, in Born February 28, 1909, in Shenandoah Junction, he was the Jefferson County, he was the son of son of the late William B. and Lucie (:he late Edward and Fannie Mason Darr Sloat. Braxton. He was a 1938 graduate of He was preceded in death by his Charles Town High School and at- wife, Alyce Virginia Bradford Braxton, on March 6, 1999. tended Shepherd College. He was employed at Union Me- He and his brother owned and mortal Hospital, Baltimore, Md as operated Braxton Brothers Garage a finance officer for many years. in Ranson for more than 50 years He was a veteran of the U.S. and he was also employed at the Army during World War II and par- Charles Town Races and the old Shenandoah Downs RaceTrack. ticipated in the invasion at Normandy. He held the rank of Mr. Braxton was a member of warrant officer. (~he Zion Baptist Church and was a He was a member of Williams trustee of the church. Memorial United Methodist His service to the community Church, Shenandoah Junction. included 30 years as an elected He was a member of the member of the Charles Town City Shepherdstown West Virginia His- Council. toric Commission and the Friends He was a member of the Zenith of the Shepherdstown Library. Club in ChariesT own. He is survived by a sister, Surviving are two daughters, A u d r e y S 1 o a t E g 1 e Fonda V. Jackson, Charles Town, Shepherdstown; and a brother, and Vivian M. Mitchell, Herndon, Hollis W. Sloat, Martinsburg. Va.; two sisters, Alma Fox, of Inte- He was preceded in death by grated Health Services ofWestVir- two sisters, Esther Florine Custer ginia, and Thelma Clay, Charles and Eleanor Lou Grant; and a Town; five grandchildren; one brother, Osbourne William Sloat. stepgreat-grandchild; and a num- Services will be held this morn- ber of nieces and nephews, ing at 11 o'clock at the Melvin T. He was preceded in death by Stri4ler Colonial Funeral Home, two sisters, Elsie Clinton andCharles Town. Rev. Stanley Jones Patsy Jackson; and three brothers, will officiate and burial will be in Daniel L. Braxton, Francis Braxton and Cromwell Hall. Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg. Services will be held this Friday Memorial contributions may be made to the Shepherdstown Volun- at 2 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, 801 Martin Luther King Avenue, teer Fire Department, P.O. Box F, Charles Town. Rev. Abner Carey Shepherdstown, WV 25443. will officiate. Interment will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg. The family will receive friends at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home this evening from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Baptist Church, care of Thelma Clay, 801 Martin Luther King Avenue, Charles Town, WV 25414. HERBERT GAY Herbert "Turtle" Gay, 63, of Dargan, Md died Sunday, October 24, at Washington County Hospi- tal, Hagerstown, Md. Born December 27, 1935, in Dargan, he was the son of the late Marvin Daniel and Nina McGown Gay. FUNEI L HOME Since 1918 ROBERT L. FUNERAL DIRECTOR Pre-Arrangement Plans Available A Member of The National Funeral Directors Association Harpers Ferry, W. Va. i i i * Granites * Bronze * Marble * Plaques * Vases Cemetery Engraving Service No 0 erhead C,om. pare Our :] Service The ] J. Thomas Dailey Harpers Ferry, (304) 535-2278 W. Va. 25425 REV. RUSSELL In addition to his mother, he is URQUHART survived by his companion of 16 years, Lois A. Painter; two daugh- Sou. thern Baptist Church minis-ters, Heidi Nicole Mentzer, at ter Russell James Urquhart died home, and Krista Marie Mentzer, Saturday, October 9 in Porterville, Frederick; four sisters, Donna Calif. He was 91. Eagle, Kearneysville, Beth Cannon A minister for 40 years, Pastor and Serena Beachley, both of Urquhart served Charles Town Sandy Hook, and Sheena Compher, Baptist Church for 16 years fromGlen Burnie, Md.; a brother, Butch 1955 until 1971. Prior to moving to Mentzer, Burkittsville, Md.; and Charles Town in 1955, he pastored nieces, nephews and cousins. churches in Mineral, Poquoson, Services were held last Satur- South Hill and Fairfax, Va. day at 11 a.m. at Samples Manor Urquhart was a native of Mon- Church of God, Samples Manor, eta, Va and moved to Porterville Md. Rev. Ed Wade officiated and from Winchester, Va 13 years ago. burial was in Samples Manor Cem- He also served as a chaplain foretery. several different fire companies in Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home West Virginia and was a member of was in charge of arrangements. the Lions Club in Virginia. He also Memorial donations may be helped coordinate Cheer Baskets made to Hospice of Washington for needy families in West Virginia. County, 101 East Baltimore Street, In Porterville, he was a foster Hagerstown, MD 21740. grandparent at the Developmental Center and volunteered at the Se- nior Day Care Center. FLOYD C. SMALL Survivors include his wife, IolaFloyd Calvin Small, 89, of Urquhart, of Porterville; a daugh- Shepherdstown, died Thursday, ter, Carolyn Burkey, Porterville; October 21, at City Hospital three stepchildren, Linda Fiorini, Born August 29, 1910, in Berke- Gary Fees and Clayton Fees; two ley County, he was the son of the grandsons; five stepgrandchildren; late James Luther and Cora Byers ten stepgreat-grandchildren; andSmall. many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine L. Small. first wife, Bernice Urquhart, onHe retired from Shepherd Col- July 27, 1970. lege, and was a farmer in Jefferson Services were held Tuesday, Oc- County. tober 12, at First Christian Church Survivors include a daughter, in Porterville. Rev. Linda Line offi- Constantine Nakopoulos, ciated and burial was in Evergreen Hagerstown, Md.; three sisters, Cemetery, Roanoke, Va. Cora Jane LeMaster, Gladys Small Arrangements were made by and Clara B. LeMaster, all of the Myers Funeral Service of Martinsburg; two grandchildren; Porterville. and a great-grandson. Memorials may be made to the He was preceded in death by First Christian Church building two sisters, Mary E. Brady and fund, 1020 North Prospect StreetEthel V. Small; and two brothers, in Porterville. Howard C. Small and David L. Small Services were held last Satur- day at 11 a.m. from the Brown Fu- neral Home, Martinsburg. Rev. John R. Yost officiated and burial was in Pleasant View Memory Gar- dens, Martinsburg. DAVID W. MENTZER David Wayne Mentzer, 43, of 502 Bentley Court, Hagerstown, Md died last Wednesday, October 20, at his home. Born March 20, 1956, in Frederick, Md he was the son of Josephine Reynolds Mentzer, of Sandy Hook, Md and the late Theodore Quentin Mentzer. A carpenter, he worked for Kaufman Enterprises in Walkersville, Md. He was a member of the Church of God. The power' of' U" IJnil~e ! Vl~lu SIDS Awareness Month October is National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month. In recognition of SIDS Awareness Jefferson Memorial Hospital presented babies born in month of October with T-shirts promoting the '~Back to Sleep" campaign. The '~Back to Sleep" T-shirts a reminder to new parents that healthy infants should be tioned on their sides or backs to sleep to reduce the SIDS. ! Shown, from left, are Kevin Hine, Michele Hine, Stephen Hine, and Karen Wysong, RN. / I ADULT AND .! COMMUNITY EDUCATION 6 Holiday Fitness & Crafts For Everyone To Enjoy Classes Begin November 15 "Quality Education For Every Student" FITNESS FOR ti! CLASS DAY MORNING CLASSES 2 MEN AND WOMEN- 5 WEEKS ONLY TIME PLACE TEACHER 3 AFTERNOON CLASSES - - 2 - 3 DAYSA/VK 4 DAYS/WK EVENING CLASSES- 3 4 DAYS/WK CEMETERY LOTS FOR SALE Singles, Side-by-Side Double and four-grave lots. Perpetual Care Included. Make your arrangements in advance rather than leaving more decisions for your family at a difficult time. [ For More Information Call 725-2:332 I EDGE HILL CEMETERY Charles Town, W. Va. CLASS DAY HOLIDAY CLASSES & CRAFTS TIME PLACE *ONE EVENING ONLY TUITION LIMIT TEACH[ PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED I ESTABLISHED 1844 Published Weekly on Thursday by The Jefferson Publishing Company, Inc. 210 North George Street Charles Town, West Virginia Telephone: (304)725-2046 Second Class Postage Mail Address: P.O. Box 966 Paid at Charles Town, W.Va. Charles Town, W.Va. 25414USPS No. 510-960 Annual Subscription Price To Jefferson County addresses $21.00, including tax To all other West Virginia addresses $23.00, including tax To all other USA addresses $24.00, no tax required EDITOR & PUBLISHER Edward "Pat" Dockeney POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to The Spirit of Jefferaon-Farmer'e Advocate, P.O. Box 966, Charles Town, WV 25414 REGISTRATION ADDRESS. DAY PHONE# EVENING PHONE # ;;COURSE# COURSE NAME TUITION COURSE #. COURSE NAME TUITION. o o MAKE CHECK PAYABLErequired by regulations,TO: C. E. JEFFERSON COUNTY SCHOOLS P.O. BOXae,987,race,CHARLES TOWN,a,WV 25414o =n 728"9224 As Federal laws and the Jatforton County Board of Education does not discriminate on the beala of color, religion, disability, or national in employment or in the administration of an ~- programs and ucttvitiel. Inquiries may be directed to Patricia Hubbard, Title IX Coordinator, or Gerry Sokot, Suction 504 Coordinator, Jefferson County Board of Education, 110 Mordington Avenue, P.O. Box 9li7, Charles Town, WV 25414 .P~. 9741; to the State Elimination of Sex Ditcrimination Project Coordinator, (304) .~.7864, to the Stale Section 504 Coordinator, (304) 5511.2~, West Virginia D@artm~t of Education, Charleston, WV 2530li; ~ Dttuctor of the Office of Civil R~hta, (215) 5N.~79<5, Additional information call Adult & Cornmunit~ Education at 72liR224, 2 ~ /) L- f: " 2 q 2 ~'. .; b ,) ". 2 " -f; ~'.~ ;~