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MEMORIAM LESTER F. PRICE Services were conducted last Satur- day afternoon at the Bradley Funeral Home, Luray, Va., for Lter F. Price, 82, a former Charles Town resident, who died Wednesday, November 23, at his home in Front Royal, Va. The Rev. Harvey Skinner officiated, burial was in Beahms Chapel Cemetery, Luray. Born in Luray September 2, 1906, the son of the late Wesley F. and Bertha L. Dodson Price, he was a former pro- duce inspector for the Department of Agriculture: a self-employed painter who retired in 1968. He was a member of the Marlowe Heights Baptist Church, Front Royal, and a member of the AARP. His wife of 55 years, Rebecca Wood- ward Price, died August 27, 1988. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles I. Price, and Jesse L. Price, the latter of Ranson. He is survived by two sons, Kenneth F. Price, Gulfport, Miss., and Thomas L. Price, Pasaden, Md. ; a daughter, June R. LiCalzi, Front Royal; 9 grand- children; 6 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Kirby Price, Bethesda, Md., Clyde Price, Nashville, Ill., and Ray Price, Sat-Suma, Florida; and a sister, Mrs. Linwood T. "Esther" Roeder, Bunker Hill. EDWARD W. WILLINGHAM Services were conducted Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home for Ed- ward Wesley Willingham, 83, former- ly of Shepherdstown, who died last Thursday at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs, where he had been a guest since 1980. The Rev. Leon Hevner and the Rev. Doug Liston officiated, burial was in Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville, Va. Born May 27, 1905, in Clarke Coun- ty, Va., he was a son of the late James E. and Zora E. Broy Willingham. In early life he was a farmer, then was associated with Standard Limestone and Cement Company for 12 years prior to his retirement. He was never married. He is survived by three sisters, Frances K. Willingham, Shenandoah Nursing Home, Ranson, Ida V. Frye and Margaret M Mong, beth of Shepherdstown; four brothers, Ernest P. Willingham, Inwood, William S. Willingham, Route 1, Shepherdstown; Clifford H. and Blackburn M. Will- ingham, beth of Valley View Nursing Home. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, John and Robert Willingham. RAY C. DINTAMAN, SR. Ray Charles Dintaman, Sr., 69, of Ranson, died Wednesday, November 23, in Jefferson Memoria ! Hospital. Born October 4, 1919, in Brunswick, Md., a son of the late John Albert and Daisy Shomaker Dintaman, he was a retired mechanic with the state road commission. A Protestant by faith, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mac Orum Dintaman, in February, 1983, and by two sisters and a brother. He is survived by four sons, Dana Richard Dintaman, Plattsburg, N.Y., MRS. ANNA S. FREUND Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated Monday morning at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry, for Mrs. Anna Staab Freund, 92, of Route 1, Harpers Ferry, who died last Friday at the Knott Nursing Home, Charles Town. The Rev. Father Vincent Campi was the celebrant, burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery. Ar- rangements were by the Eackles- Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry. Born December 15, in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of the late Killian and Helena Steinmeyer Staab, she was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Arlington, Va., and a retired clerk at Woodward and Lothrop, Washington, D.C. She is survived by her husband, John J. Freund; a daughter, Marianne Gross, Sterling, Va.; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association. THOMAS F. WHITE, JR. Services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Jones Funeral Home, Winchester, Vs., for Thomas F. "Tucker" White, Jr., 63, of Stephens City, Va., who died Wednesday, November 23, at Martinsburg V.A. Medical Center. The Rev. B. L. Locke officiated, burial was in Greenhill Cemetery, Stephens City. Born June 14, 1925, in Middleway, he was a son of Thomas F. White, Sr., and the late Edna Zombro White. A former employee of Abex Cor- poration of Winchester, he was a member of the Middleway United Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Navy. In addition to his father, he is sur- vived by his wife, Louise Clark White, whom he married September 17, 1946: a son, Thomas Michael White, Stephens City; a daughter, Judy Ann Athey, Winchester; seven grand- children; three sisters, Margaret Baker, Winchester, Betty Poston, Mid- dleway, and Mary Castleman, Brucetown, Va.; and four brothers, William and James White, both of Mid- dleway, Robert White, Charles Town, and Julian White, Pasadena, Texas. He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert and William White, and by two brothers, Richard and Charles White. HENRY J. MONTGOMERY Services were conducted Wednes- day afternoon from the Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown, Md., for Henry J. Montgomery, 83, of Route 4, Hagerstown, who died Sunday at Washington County (Md.) Hospital. The Rev. Arnold Wagaman officiated, burial was in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. Born in Martinsburg, a son of the late Dorsey C. and Julia M. Cole Mon- tgomery, he was of the Protestant faith and retired in 1966 from the Thumma Motor Company. He is survived by his wife, Catherine M. Montgomery; three daughters, Mary Louise Coover of Shippensburg, Pa., Julia M. Wintermoyer of Hagerstown and Darlene C. Mathews of Dallas, Texas; two sons, James H. Montgomery of Augusta, Ga. and John Ray Charles Dintaman, Annapolis, R. Montgomery ofHagerstown; three :Md., Dale W. Dintaman, North Field, sisters, Dolly Allen of Charles Town, iMass., and Donald E. Dintaman, : Cochranton, Pa.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a :brother, Harris Dintaman, of British ,Columbia , " Memorial services will be conducted at a later date with arrangments by ,the Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson. : MRS. NAOMI E. COSTIGAN Mrs. Naomi Elizabeth Costigan, 72, of, Route 3, Kearneysville, died Tues- :day, November 22, in Jefferson .: Memorial Hospital. ' Born November 5, 1916, in Monrovia, :.Md., a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Castle, she was of the Pro- i testant faith and served in the United : States Navy in World War II. . She is survived by her husband, : Charles J. Costigan, at the home; a son, Ronald Lee Costigan, Philadelphia, Pa.; a sister; and a brother Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family with arangements by the Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home. JOHN E. MclLROY, JR. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg, Pa., for John Ellsworth McIlroy, Jr., 83, of McConneUsburg, who died last Friday at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Charles Town. The Rev. Field Russell and the Rev. Dr. J. William Dean of- ficiated. He had been a guest at Jef- fersonian Manor Nursing Home since March 22, 1988. Born in Huntingdon, Pa., a son of the late John E. and Naomi Gutchall McIlroy, he was a member of the McConnelisburg United Presbyterian Church; a member of GAO Post 48, Washington, D.C., and the Gem Lapidary and Mineral Society of Washington, D.C. Prior to his ret4rement be was an ad- judicator with the General Accounting Office; Washington, D.C. He was also a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Montz McIlroy; two sons, John E. McIlroy Ill, Charles Town, and Joseph Edwin McIlroy, Harpers Ferry; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Elizabeth Dean, Altoona, Pa., and Mabel Leopold, Charotte, N.C. Letha Montgomery and Elizabeth Montgomery, both of Sebring, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; two great- grandchildren. HAROLD F. SEAL, Services were conducted Tuesday, November 22, at the Howard K. McComas Funeral Home, Abington, Md., for Harold Francis Seal, 63, who died Friday, November 18, at the Veterans Hospital, Perry Point, Md. Chaplain Kenneth F. Gillespie of- ficiated, interment was in Highview Memorial Gardens, Fallston, Md., with military honors. Born June 17, 1925, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Seal of Shenan- doah Junction, he served in the U.S. Navy in World War If, was a member of the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Maryland. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Shenandoah Junction. He is survived by two sons, Harold F. Seal, Jr., and Daniel Seal, both of Harpers Ferry; two grandchildren; -and by two sisters, Gertrude Burwell, Annandale, Va., and Velva Blevius, Abingdon, Md. He was preceded in death by a brother, C. Ray Seal, and a sister, Mildred Wilson. STEPHEN C. OTT Services will be conducted this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, for Stephen Craig Ott, 32, of West Ridge Hills, Harpers Ferry, who died Sunday. The Rev. Daniel K. Jones and the Rev. William Reed will of- ficiate, burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg. Born July 23, 1956, in Baltimore, Md., he was a son of Chester Glenn Ott, Sr., and Bertha Z. Wilt. Ott, of Route 1, Harpers Ferry. Of the Protestant faith, he was sol/- employed as a sheet metal fabricator and an electrician. In addition to his parents he is sur- vived by his wife, Wanda Linger Ott, at the home; a daughter, Francine Nicole Ott, West Ridge Hills; two brothers, John Thomas Ott and Chester Glenn Ott, Jr., both of Route 1, Harpers Ferry; and two sisters, Glenda Darlene Stevens, Sterling, Va., and Cynthia Sue Bonham, Rockville, Md. SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE -- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1988 MARGARET ROSENBERGER Graveside services Were conducted Monday afternoon at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va., for Miss Margaret Ellen Rosenberger, 69, of Mountain Falls, Va., who died last Fri- day in a Charlottesville (Va.) nursing home. The Rev. Anthony Wadsworth officiated, arrangements were by the Omps Funeral Home of Winchester. Miss Rosenberger was born September 24, 1919, in Frederick Coun- ty, Va., the daughter of James and Bessie Ewing Rosenberger. She was a member of Lamps Memorial Church in Mountain Falls. Surviving are four sisters, Ola Racey of Frederick County, Bertha Wilson of Charles Town, Edna Wilt of Winchester, and Gladys Morawski of Tuckerton, N.J.: and two brothers, Holmes Rosenberger of Alexandria, Va. and Earl Rosenberger of Aber- deen, Md. FLOYD COMBS, SR. Services were conducted Wednes- day morning from the Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, for Floyd Combs, Sr., 76, of Route 2, Harpers Ferry, who died Monday in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Ollie Baer officiated, burial was in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg. Born March 28, 1912, in Hazard, Ky., he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jospeh Lee Combs. Of the Pentecostal faith, he was retired from the Big A Equipment Company where he was employed as a construction worker. He is survived by seven sons, Floyd, Jr., Frank, Rudy, Joseph, Alex and William Combs, all of Harpers Ferry, and John Combs; five daughters, Dna Moore, Greenup, Ky., Dora Grif- fith, Cornetsville, Ky., Vera Turner, Freda Aronowitz and Shirley Weller, all of Harpers Ferry; 22 grand- children, 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, William Combs, Tennessee, and a sister, Melissa Combs, Win- chester, Ky. Commission Given $1 O, 000 Check Recently, the Jefferson County Chamber of Commer- ce presented the Jefferson County Commission with a check for $10,000, representing the rental fee for use of the Sam Michaels farm as the site for the bi-ennial Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival, sponsored by the Chamber. The money is placed in a special fund earmarked for improvements at photo, Chamber president Robert right) presents the check to Garland Moore while fellow right) Charles Strider, Henry Morrow, dening and Greg Lance look on. (Photo by Warmer, Wetter00 The United States Weather Service says area temperatures should average slightly above normal, with above normal amounts of precipita- tion, during the coming winter months. As if to reinforce this outlook the same prediction comes from Jeffemon County weather observer Laurence Lloyd, Sr., after he carefully studied the weather service predictions and conferred with the weather exports. In the overall picture, snow or rain this Winter could very well provide welcome relief to drought areas of the Midwest, Northwest and the Appalachians. western parts of Virginia and Tennessee. Looking closer to home, Lloyd says that Berkeley, Morgan and Jefferson counties, along with Virginia counties along the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east, should experience temperatures a degree or so warmer than normal, with December the warmest, January and February close to seasonal averages. As for precipitation, Lloyd and the weather service are looking for 24 more inches or more of snow during the thr-month period, mostly in 00dge Self ln A hearing last County Circuit writs of prohibitio magistrates in a meanor cases when presiding Steptoe, Jr., in the matter, was himself from the Judge Steptoe state Supreme replacement to hear | ing with the est "discovery" rules He was preceded in death by a The strongest chance of more than normal precipitation seems to be brother, Lincoln Combs, and a sister, _ centered in the states of Michigan, In- Delphie Combs. diana and Ohio as well as Kentucky, New York, Pennyslvania, West Virginia, and North Carolina and the Raymond Daly Local Cadet In Fitness Competition Nine Wentworth Mihtary Academy cadets recently received sixth place honors in statewide Ranger Challenge competition at Camp Clark, National Guard Training Center, Nevada, Mo. Included in the group was Raymond Daly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgar, Route 2, Charles Town. The eight-event competition, in which 13 colleges participated, re- quired cadets to take part in orienta- tion, patrolling, a rope bridge race, marksmanship, a grenade throw, a physical fitness test, weapons assembly and 10K rucksack run. The WMA Ranger Challenge Pro- gram is a voluntary, physically- demanding organization which prepares cadets for infantry-related careers. To prepare for the events, Da- ly spent over 150 hours practicing each event and attending field training ex- ercises to sharpen his military skills. January and February. In the overall picture, the entire pic- ture appears to be most favorable for replenishing underground water sup- plies, made lean by dry conditions of the past summer. Wreck Injures Five00 Five persons were injured in a single car accident during the noon hour Sun- day on Secondary Route 1 near Leetown. A car operated by Sandra F. Rout- zan, Middletown, Md., spun out of con- trol on a slippery highway and slamm- license, Gantt with taking the right of way. A third accident involving personal injury also occurred in the morning hours on Route 51 near Middleway. A head-on collision between vehicles driven by James K. Piekenbrock, Ger- magistrates. No less than in magistrate court limbo when of Martinsburg cheson of Charles writs of prohibition. The action, being cheson, revolves dum issued by secuting Attorney outlining the rules to area of attorneys. Both Askh the memorandum following a ed into a roadside utility pole. Removed to Jefferson Memorial Hospital were the driver and four passengers, John H. Routzan, Darlene Miller, Arlene Silvious and Rachel Si!vious. Damage was set at $1,300. State Police placed no charges. A two-car, mid-morning mishap on Route 340 near Charles Town, injured one person and caused $1,600 proper- ty damage. Drivers involved were Valerie S. Hardy, Adamstown, Md., and James E. Gantt, Ranson. Injured was Stacey Hobbs, Frederick, Md. Hardy was cited for no operator's Pearl Harbor Day Next Wednesday, December 7, is Pearl Harbor Day, a day that is remembered well by one who was there when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and other military in- stallations in Hawaii 47 years ago. Because of her memories, Mrs. Isabel Albright, now a long-time member of the Charles Town com- munity, suggests that the citizens of Jefferson County remember those who gave their lives, or suffered health damage, in defense of the United States. Says Mrs. Albright, who has been in- strumental in staging memorial ser- vices for veterans in the past, offer a prayer for those who died; ask for con- tinued peace; and support those who are now in the service of our nation, in the many branches of the armed services. On Decenlber 7, fly the American rardstown, and Sandra K. Cockerille, ment a Charles Town. causetl$2,000 property+ torney or persons damage and injury to Piekenbrock, criminal removed to Jefferson Memorial by senti private auto. CockeriUe was cited with failure to control. A secondary road near Ranson was the mid-morning scene of a two- vehicle collision which caused $2,300 damage but no injury. Involved were cars operated by Janet L. Staubs, Route 1, Harpers Ferry, and William M. Parker, Charles Town. There were no charges. Property damage of $1,800 was recorded in a two-car collision near noon Sunday on Route 230 near Shepherdstown. Involved were vehicles driven by Robert P. DeMascola, Lancaster, Pa., and Joshua J. Flood, Dillwyn, Va. Flood was cited with improper registration. Damage was heavy, $4,000, when a pick-up truck driven by Louis P. Mello, Charles Town, was struck by a car operated by Betty Saunders, Mar- tinsburg. The accident occurred in late afternoon on Route 45 near Shepherd- stown. Saunders was cited for follow- ing too closely. Kenneth L. Gano, Ranson, was cited with taking the right of way after his station wagon collided with a car driven by John R. Alger, also of Ran- son. The early evening accident, which caused $1,500 damage, occurred on Route 9 near Ranson. In single car accidents, a car driven by Tatham S. Stoakes, Glen Arm, Md., sustained $1,000 damage when it struck a deer on Route 340 near Charles Town. And, in an early evening accident would affect defendants Jefferson County Judge Steptoe, a witness for the a letter has been tial judge to sit in the court has not had "t. WAGE The West Labor is soliciting wages paid in the dustry in 1988. "fair minimum rated be the wage paid persons cupational struction industry. It is that concerned in this dot tain wage tions, contact Department of Hour Division at Flag, symbol of peace and freedom, so near Millville, a car operated by that all may remember those who Michael J. 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