Excerpts from The Cumberland Times
transcribed by Charles Often

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1990-1999

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ALT 22 May 1990 James Gilbert Alt, 75, 509 Avirett Ave, d. 21 May 1990 in Memorial Hospital; born 16 Feb 1915 in Cave Mountain WV; a son of Glen Alt and Artie Mae Nelson; employed at Celenese for 40 years; member of 1st Baptist Church; wife, Caretta Bowers; sons, Gilbert B Alt-Cumberland; James L Alt-Sewell NJ; Stanley Alt-Binghamton NY; daus, Mrs Norma Constable; Mrs Phylllis Snyder; Mrs Arvella Cox-all Cumberland; Mrs Carol Windle-Sterling VA; bro, Harold Alt-Blytheville AR; Gene Alt-Petersburg; sis, Mrs Ethel Hopkins; Mrs Florence Dearth; Mrs Joy Kimble-all Petersburg; Mrs Elva Sites-Franklin WV; Caretta Stagisher-Cleveland OH; burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

ALT 13 Nov 1995 Caretta B Alt, 81, Alleghany County Nursing Home, formerly of Averett Ave, died Saturday, 11 Nov 1995 at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born 01 Feb 1914, in Pendleton Co WV, she was the dau of the late Thomas Pendleton Bowers and Eliza Jane Swadley. She was preceded in death by her husband James Gilbert Alt, in 1990. Survivors, include daughters, Norma J Constable and husband Fred-Cumberland; Phyllis F Snyder and husband Charles-Cumberland; Arvella M Cox and husband Jim-Cumberland; Carol J Wendle and husband Kenneth -Sterling VA; sons, Gilbert Bruce Alt and wife Mary-Cumberland; James Larry Alt and wife Nancy Cahill-Sewell NJ; Stanley I Alt and wife Sandy-Vestal NY; sister Clara Schully-Ceneterville IN; 16 Gr-Ch and 23 Gr-Gr-Ch.

BAILEY 03 Apr 1991 John L "Monk" Bailey, 86, of Valley Road, died in Sacred Heart Hospital on 02 Apr 1991; born 02 Feb 1905 in Spring Mills PA, a son of Lewis Bailey and Julia Mae Johnson; wife, Ada Blanch Lee died in 1989.

BEDFORD, PA Novel by Elizabeth Metzger Howard, "Before The Sun Goes Down" about Bedford PA.

BENNETT 14 Jul 1991 Five generation family photo; Mrs Alberta Rose-Bedford; Laverne (Rose) Bridges; Elaine (Bridges) Bennett; Bruce Bennett; and Britten Ronald Bennett.

BENNETT 23 Mar 1996 Pearl E Bennett, 73, Clearville d. Friday, 22 Mar 1996; dau of Ellwood Bennett and Anna Lee; preceded in death by Pauline Bennett and Alice Bridges.

BRIDGES 17 Mar 1991 Cumberland-Twenty-Fifth Anniversary for Lance & Elaine Bridges; married [11 Jan 1966]; dau of Clyde & Laverne Bridges-Bedford; son of Howard S Bennett & Grethel Bennett-Flintstone; children-Bruce Bennett-Bedford; Robin & Jim Matthews-Cumberland.

BROWN 18 Apr 1992 Helen R Shertzer Brown , 89, Arlington VA, died 14 Apr 1992, at Arlington Hospital; born 03 Feb 1903, in Cumberland a dau of John Shertzer and Catherine Pryle; two husbands preceded her in death; Joseph Calvin Garlick and Stephen L Brown; retired from Peskin shoes and a member of St Ambrose Church of Cresaptown; son, Joseph J Garlick-Arlington; gr-ch, Barbara Helen DiSanti-Springfield VA; Joseph J Garlick Jr-Woodbridge VA; 2 gr-gr-grand-children, Michael J Disanti and Jennifer DiSanti.

HANSROTE 19 Dec 1998 Bernard F Hansrote Sr, aged 75 years, of Cumberland, died 17 Dec 1998. He was a son of Edward Adam and Jean May Kear Hansrote and was preceded in death by daughter Faye Sharon Hansrote; brothers, Edward, Robert, and Glenn Hansrote; and sisters, Ruth Ayers and Elizabeth White. He was a retired machinist at the B&O RR, a veteran of World War II, and attended the 1st Nazarene Church. He is survived by his wife, Martha Elizabeth Little Hansrote, a daughter Joyce Ann Clark and husband Robert of Barton; and 2 sons, Bernard F Hansrote Jr and wife Debbie of Swansboro NC and Terry E Hansrote and wife Karen of Elkton. Also, a brother, Hulbert Hansrote of Cumberland; and 3 sisters, Florence Leonard of Sunbury PA; Betty Twigg of Cumberland; and Jean Cope of Danville PA; plus 6 grand children; Brett Bowman and Carissa Todd Bowman and Angelique, Kimberly, Adam, Bryan, and Sarah Hansrote; and a gr gr child, Blake Andrew Bowman. Services at Scarpelli Funeral Home and Rev Gary Barkley with burial in Greenmount Cemetery.

HARDMAN 17 May 1991 Meyersdale-Dewey Roy Hardman, 57, Red Lion PA died 16 May 1991; born 5 Dec 1933 in Buckhannon WV; a son of Roy S Hardman and Maude E Hawes; wife, Kay F Brocht; children, Nancy Rouch-Meyersdale; Cindy wife of Greg Buterbaugh-Meyersdale; Cynthia (Wagner) Wife of Patrick McCormick-Harrisburg; Brenda (Wagner) wife of Ronald Burner-Frostburg; bro, Edward Hardman-Hampton SC; Donald Hardman-Berkeley Springs WV; Forrest Hardman-Buckhannon; Charles Hardman-Buckhannon; James Hardman-Buckhannon; Hilda Dawson-Buckhannon; Nora Lee Faultz-Buckhannon; burial in Highland Cemetery-Garrett PA.

HARDMAN Mar 14, 1996 Nellie E. Hardman, 96, died Wednesday, 13 Mar 1996, in Bedford. Born 04 Jun 1899, a dau of George Earnst and Christine Hyde, she was preceded in death by her husband Henry Eugene Hardman on 15 Mar 1974. One daughter survives, Patricia Woodcock-Bayville, NJ. She was preceded in death by; dau, Betty Lee Toon; sister, Stella Arnold; sister, Gladys Price; brother, George Raymond Earnst. Burial in Bedford Cemetery.

HARDMAN 11 Jul 1999 CUMBERLAND The Rev. Betty Jane Hardman, 71, of 14600 Hardman Road, S.E., Cumberland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 10, 1999, at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. Born in Cumberland, March 7, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Samuel A. Rankin and the late Florence L. (Wagner) Rankin. The Rev. Hardman was the co-pastor of Soul's Harbor Church. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth E. Hardman Sr.; two sons, Kenneth Eugene Hardman Jr. and wife, Linda, Cumberland, David W. Hardman Sr. and wife, Vicki, Cumberland; one daughter, Bonnie K. Collins and husband, John, Cumberland; one brother, Jacob Rankin, Cumberland; one sister, Lizamae Lewis, Cumberland; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Harland Miller and the Rev.Betty Kennedy. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kenneth E. Hardman Sr.

HARDMAN 19 Sep 1999 CUMBERLAND Alice B. Hardman, 63, of 10305 Jeffries Road, NE, Cumberland, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, at the Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit. Born Oct. 28, 1935, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Aldon Burnard Buckley and Elizabeth Alice (Deberry) Buckley of Cumberland. She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Carolyn Marie Hardman. Mrs. Hardman was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Edward C. Hardman; one son, Edward J. Hardman and wife Kim, Ridgeley, W.Va.; one daughter, A. Janie Ritter and husband Patrick, Owings Mills; one sister, Margaret Ellen Barbe, Cumberland; five grandchildren, Paula Morgan, Cumberland, Becky Jones, Cumberland, April Washington, Cumberland, Aaron Hardman, Ridgeley, and Ryan Hardman, Ridgeley; and five great-grandchildren, Natasha Jones, Abbie Morgan, Tanisha Washington, Ty Jones and Neal Morgan, all of Cumberland. Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Fred Iser officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

JOHNSON 03 Jun 1994 CUMBERLAND MD.- Walter Lewis "Ronnie" Johnson , 80, of 11902 McMullan Highway,(Bowling Green) Cumberland, died Friday, June 3, 1994, at the Allegany County Nursing Home where he had been a resident for five and one-half years. Born on March 16, 1914, in Artemas, Pa., he was the son of the late Warren M. Johnson and Mary Lee (Huff) Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a retired employee of the Potomac Edison Company with 42 and one-half years of service and was a member of the Centre Street United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of 52 and one-half years, Dorothy Lee (Often) Johnson; one son, Robert Johnson and wife Phyllis, Newark Ohio; one daughter, Carolee Stanton and husband, Thomas, (Bel Air) Cumberland; one brother, Warren Johnson, York Pa.: one sister, Bertha Clingerman, Artemas; three grandchildren and one step grandson. Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur Street, formerly Silcox-Merritt Funeral Home, on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Adam E. Grim officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park. Contributions may be made to the Centre Street United Methodist Church.

KREITZBURG 03 Jan 1992 Margaret C."Marg" Kreitzburg, 63, d. 2 Jan 1992 in Sacred Heart Hospital; born 15 Sep 1928; a dau of John Lancaster and Jennie McMurdo; graduate of Alleghany High School class of 1946; C&P retiree in 1986, member of St Peters Catholic Church; husband, Charles W. "Whip" Kreitzburg; sis, Mrs Sara Rank, Cumberland; 1 niece and 3 nephews; burial in Sunset Memorial Park.

McKENZIE 23 Oct 1998 BUFFALO MILLS, Pa. - Ervin William McKenzie, 69, of 2779 Madley Hollow Road, Buffalo Mills, died Oct. 22, 1998, at his residence. Born at Montell, Md., on Aug. 22, 1929, he was a son of the late Leonard Clarence McKenzie and Edna Elizabeth (Smith) McKenzie. Also preceding him in death were three brothers and three sisters. He was a member of Lonaconing Methodist Church, Lonaconing, Md. He was a retired tractor trailer driver after 25 years. Mr. McKenzie was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Twila J. (Hoover) McKenzie, Buffalo Mills; one son, Mike McKenzie, Glen Burnie, Md.; one daughter, Patricia Ann Valentine, Sunnyside, Md.; sisters Alice Albright and husband, Carl, Frostburg, Md., Anna Mae Brode, Somerset, Mary McKenzie, Cresaptown, Md., Mildred Middleton, Clinton Township, Mich.; one brother, Eugene McKenzie and wife, Rose, Millersville, Md.; four grandchildren; and 34 nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Monday from noon to 2 p.m. at Bible Gospel Church, Hyndman. Services will be held at the church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Fay Leydig officiating. Interment will be in the Madley Cemetery, Madley. Arrangements are under the direction of the Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, P.A., 8 E. Main St., Lonaconing, MD 21539. Memorial contributions may be made to Lee Regional Hospice, 1425 Scalp Ave., Johnstown, PA 15904; to the Hyndman Area Health Center, Box 706, Chestnut St., Hyndman, PA 15545; or to Bedford County Unit, American Cancer Society, 117 W. Pitt St., Bedford, PA 15522.

MESSICK 29 May 1997 Flintstone, MD-Howard V. "Red" Messick, 73, of Flintstone, died of pulmonary disease on Tuesday, May 27, 1997, in Sacred Heart Hospital Hospice. Born May 1, 1924, at Messick Road, Cumberland, he was the son of the late Charles Anthony Messick and Pleasant Mae (Hardman) Messick. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Mae Chambers, and two brothers-in-law, Aubrey Chambers and Milton Oster. Howard was taught to farm at an early age by his grandfather, Edward Hardman, and his goal in life was to farm and raise beef cattle. Previous employers were Collins Dairy Farm, located on Christie Road and Rawlings MD; Lester Raines Farm, Cumberland; Smiths Dingle Esso Service Station, Cumberland; Jim Kerr’s Gas Station, LaVale; S.T.Brotemarkle Co., Cumberland; and Baughman Contracting Co, LaVale. He was a partner of Oster and Messick Excavating, and owner of Messick Excavating. Howard was baptized in his parents home on Dec 27, 1924 by the Rev. D.R.Clecker. He rededicated his life to his Lord in April 1996, through witnessing by his brother-in-law, Harry Valdivia. Surviving are his wife, Anna Marie (Raley) Messick, Flintstone; children, Ernie Messick and his wife Colleen (Gilmore), Everett. PA; Rita Haggerty and husband Sherman, Eldorado Hills, CA; and Diana Potts and husband Bill, Flintstone; six grandchildren, Michele Simpson, Austin TX; Charles Messick and wife Terena (Wright), Fort Ashby WV; Howard H.B., Matthew, and Mina Messick, all of Everett, PA; three step-grandchildren, Paul Haggerty, AZ; Molly Mackin and husband John, Houston TX; Lindsay Haggerty, Eldorado Hills, CA; two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Jade Messick, Fort Ashby WV; two step great-grandchildren, John and Heather Mackin, Houston TX; two sisters, Betty Lee Rice and husband Richard, Potomac park; Helen Louise Oster, DeHaven Road; and one aunt, Bessie (Hardman) Raines, Cumberland. Friends will be received in the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, 1302 National Highway, LaVale on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Fred Iser officiation. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland, a cemetery he excavated and selected his burial site while doing so. Everyone is invited to attend the luncheon immediately following the burial at the Baltimore Pike Fire Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be directed to the Flintstone Volunteer Ambulance Service, PO Box-105, Flintstone, MD 21530, attn: Pamela Kyle. Pallbearers will be grandson Charles Messick, nephews, Richard Rice Jr, Timothy Rice, Jerry Chambers, Steve Oster, Wayne Oster, and Scott Oster. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Robinette, Martin Gordon, Hugh "Pete" Thompson, Erick Fronck, Marcellas Donohoe and Russell Puffenberger. The family wishes to thank the Flintstone Ambulance; employees of Sacred Heart Hospice; doctors Robert Orlino, Wayne Spiggle, Andrew Stasko, Magno Roque; and all of our family, friends, and neighbors for all of their loving, caring, and kindness during this time of illness.

MILLER 17 Mar 1991 Eckhart- Fiftieth Anniversary for Albert & Virginia Miller [photo] married [11 Jan 1941]; dau of John & Sarah Kreitzburg and Wesley & Sarah Miller; sons, Albert Miller Jr-Frostburg; Martin Miller-Frostburg; James Miller-Front Royal VA.

MILLER 23 Nov 1993 Albert E. Miller "AB"-76, 126 Hill St Frostburg MD, b. 19 Aug 1917 d. 23 Nov 1973 son of Wesley Miller and Sally Hansel, widow- Virginia Kreitzburg sons-Albert E. Miller Jr. Frostburg MD, Jim Miller-Front Royal VA, Marty M. Miller-Lonaconing sisters- Elizabeth Patterson Shaft MD, Ruth Fisher-Frostburg MD, Blanche Davis-Frostburg MD

MILLER 21 Apr 1996 Augusta GA- Herbert "Herb" Lee Miller, 67, of Augusta, GA, died Tuesday, April 16, 1996, at his home. Born Jan 29, 1929, in Cumberland, MD, he was the son of the late Walter T. Miller and Margaret E. (Hardman) Miller, formerly of Baltimore Pike, Cumberland, MD. Mr. Miller attended Flintstone School and Fort Hill High School. He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines and served in the Korean War. He was employed by Supreme Block Co. in Hagerstown and Frederick Md., and retired from Rinker Cement Corp. , Augusta. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus . He enjoyed sports, especially fishing, hunting, and baseball. Surviving are his wife, Chen Su (Chian) Miller, children from a previous marriage to Anna Louise (Burkett) Miller, Rockledge, FL; seven sons, Patrick Miller and wife Rossella, USAF, Italy, Kenneth Miller and wife Barbara, Lakeland FL, Michael Miller and wife Christy, Jacksonville, FL, Jeffrey Miller and wife Shari, Cocoa, FL, Robert Miller and wife Nancy, Macon, GA, Timothy Miller and wife Diane, Palm Bay, FL, and Philip Miller and wife Julie, Cocoa, FL; one daughter, Rose Ann (Miller) Roth and husband Greg, Rockledge, FL; tow brothers, Lamar Miller, Bunnell FL, and Merrill Miller, Palm Coast, FL; five sisters, Wilda Miller, Hagerstown, Arlene Higgins, Hagerstown, Alberta Zembower, Bedford Valley, PA, Audrey Wills, Cumberland, MD, and Patricia Often, Catonsville, MD; 16 grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. At his request the body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Baltimore Pike, on Saturday, April 27, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Fred Iser officiating. Inurnment of Mr Miller’s remains will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 111 S George St, Cumberland, MD 21502.

OFTEN 09 Apr 1990 CUMBERLAND- Mrs. Margaret Louise Often 89, of 11902 McMullan Highway, died Saturday, April 7, 1990, in the Alleghany County Nursing Home. Born, Dec. 9, 1900, in Woodland, she was the daughter of the late Christian and Elizabeth(Hetrick) Dick. She was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church and is the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mrs. Often was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy 'Roy' Often, in 1967. Also preceding her in death was one grandson, Bradley Often. Surviving are one son, James L. Often, LaVale; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Johnson at home; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and one step great grandchild. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Silcox-Merritt Funeral Home where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Adam W. Grim. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Center Street United Methodist Church

OFTEN 24 Oct 1990 Mrs Goldie E. Often, of 108 Oak St, died Tuesday 23 Oct 1990 in Sacred Heart Hospital. Born in Lonaconing she was a dau of the late Hugh McGinn and Anna Getson; She was preceded in death by her husband John C. "Benchie" Often in 1972, one dau and one son. Mrs Often was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Elinor L. Merrill-LaVale and Mrs Sandra A. Holtzman-Joppa MD; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be private. The Scarpelli Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

OFTEN 18 Oct 1992 KEYSER, W. VA.- Ruth M. Often, 70, of 500 Carkadon Lane, Keyser, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1992 at the Hampshire Memorial Long Term Care Unit in Romney, W. Va. Born Nov 15, 1921 in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late George E. and Eva (Grow) Ruhl. Mrs. Often was a 1939 graduate of Alleghany High School, Cumberland. She attended the Second Baptist Church, Keyser. Surviving are two sons, James R. Miller, New Creek, W.Va.; Robert D. Miller, Domorest Ga.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Rotruck Funeral Home, Keyser, Monday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Samuel Biser officiating. Interment will be in the Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.

PENNEL 25 Jan 1997 Alva (Al) Wharton Pennel Jr., 85, of DeHaven Road, died Jan uary 24 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born December 19, 1911, in Everett, PA, he was the son of the late Alva W. Pennel Sr and the late Mary E.( Wigfield) Pennel. Also, predeceased by his wife Rhoda B. (Hardman) Pennel on January 10, 1976. Mr Pennel was a retired construction foreman for Hout Construction Co. and a retired farmer. Surviving are two sons: Daryl W Pennel and wife Janice and Kevin E. Pennel, both of Cumberland, Maryland. Two grandsons, Patrick W Pennel and Nicholas J Pennel, both of Cumberland, Maryland; a sister, Sara Foltz of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and a dedicated friend Bill Earle of Cumberland. Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, on Sunday 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Wayne Turner officiation. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.

RALSTON 27 Jun 1998 FROSTBURG - Georgeanna C. Ralston, 79, of 100 Honeysuckle Lane, Frostburg, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 27, 1998, at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born Sept. 26, 1918, in Eckhart, she was the daughter of the late Frank W. and Anna I. (Nelson) Carter. She also was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Ralston, on June 8, 1974; and two sisters, Shirley Arlene Carter and Fannie Elizabeth Carter. Mrs. Ralston retired from the Frostburg State University purchasing department in 1979 where she was an account clerk. She was a member of the Eckhart United Methodist Church. She also was a member and Past Matron of the Mountain Chapter 15, Order of the Eastern Star; and a member of the Past Matrons and Patrons of Western Maryland. Surviving are one son, John C. "Jerry" Ralston Sr. and wife Gail, Frostburg; one grandson, John C. Ralston Jr. and wife Jennifer, Hagerstown; one granddaughter, Shannon M. Imes and husband Rodney, Cumberland; three great-grandchildren, Carter Imes, Carson Imes and Brooke Ralston; one sister Lois Ferree, Eckhart; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Sage. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service Monday at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Sandvick officiating. Interment will be in the Eckhart Cemetery.

REITH 21 Sep 1990 Ellerslie MD-J Fred Reith, 51, Orchard St, died 19 Sep 1990 in Sacred Heart Hospital; born in Cumberland 18 Jul 1939 a son of John F Reith and Nellie L Lowery; worked in a Keyser auto dealership; wife, Shirley M Gordon; son, David F Reith-Westminster; dau, Robin M Park-Flintstone; Lydia Ruth-Shepherdstown WV; burial in Porter Cemetery-Ellerslie.

REYNOLDS 29 Sep 1999 Mabel Miller Reynolds, 89, formerly of Baltimore Pike, Cumberland, died Friday Sep 24, 1999, at Cape Coral Fl, where she had been residing. Born, 29 March 1910 in Purcell, Bedford County, PA, she was the daughter of the late John Philip Miller and Estella Mountain Miller. She was also preceded in death by her late husbands Marshall "Mutt" Hardman and Ralph Reynolds; and brothers, Robert Miller and Walter T. Miller . Mrs. Reynolds was a retired employee of the Montgomery Ward Department Store. She was a member of Pleasant grove United Methodist Church, the Homemakers of Pleasant Grove, the American Legion, and the church choir. Surviving are two daughters; Marian Chambers and husband Rev. Richard of Greencastle PA; and Karen Durrett and husband Bruce of Cape Coral, FL a brother Fred Miller of Lewisburg PA; a sister Pearl Fisher of Baltimore Pike; seven grandchildren, Connie Anderson, Cindy House, Cathy Staggs, Mark Chambers, Paul Chambers, Tyra Durrett Winters, and Kara Durrett Dolan; 14 gr-grand-children 4 gr-gr-grand-children, and one gr-gr-gr-grand-child. Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St, Cumberland, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 PM. Services will be conducted on Thursday at 11 AM at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., with the Rev. Thomas Landaker, officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

RICE 03 Nov 1998 CUMBERLAND - Richard Harold Rice Sr., 73, of Potomac Park, Cumberland, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born Feb. 9, 1925, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late James Robert Rice Sr. and Mary Genevieve (Moore) Rice. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Robert Rice Jr. and Jack Rice; two sisters, Edna Carscaden and Dorothy Burkhard. Mr. Rice was retired from Alleghany Ballistics Lab after 41 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, and a member of Cumberland American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Betty Lee (Messick) Rice; two daughters, Mary Lee Marrale and husband Michael, Valley Road, Cumberland, Patricia Ann Webb and husband, Larry, Bedford Road, Cumberland; two sons, Richard H. "Sandy" Rice Jr. and wife, Linda, Bedford Road, Cumberland, Timothy Allen Rice and wife, Sandra, Old Furnace Road, Ridgeley, W.Va.; one sister, Rosemary Rice Russell, Harrisburg, Pa.; one brother, Charles "Bud" Rice and wife, Betty, Short Gap, W.Va.; seven grandchildren, Richard A. Rice, Michael Marrale Jr., Dena Roy, Christopher Rice, Larry Webb Jr., Carrie Rice, Amber Rice; and five great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., on Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian Wake will be conducted on Tuesday at 8:45p.m.Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. with Fr. Vance Pastorius, O.F.M. Cap. as celebrant. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland. Pallbearers will be Richard A. Rice, Michael Marrale Jr., Christopher Rice, Larry Webb Jr., Charles Rice Jr. and John Rice.

RIZER 25 Apr 1996 Roy A Rizer Sr, 67, of Ft Ashby, died Wednesday 24 Apr 1996 at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser. Born March 10, 1929 in Cumberland, a son of the late Lewis Rizer and Bessie Shipley, he was retired from CSX, was an Air Force veteran of Korean War and was a coach of Little League in Ft Ashby for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Helen (Little) Rizer, and these children: Roy A Rizer Jr and wife Brenda of Ft Ashby; Craig D Rizer and wife Janet of Short Gap; Ronald L Rizer of Ft Ashby; Randall L Rizer and wife Kristy of Front Royal VA; and daughter, Lorinda K Rizer of Ft Ashby; also, brother, William O Rizer and wife Virginia of Ft Ashby; and sister Wanda Dolly and husband Melvin of Cumberland; and 4 grand children: Roy Rizer III, Ashley, Craig Jr. and James D Rizer. Services at Scarpelli Funeral Home with Rev Jack Kincaid and burial in Ft Ashby Cemetery.

SHERTZER xx xxx xxxx John Shertzer, aged 50, of Vale Summitt, was fatally injured when caught by a fall of rock in the Mertens Mine at Montell at 9 o'clock today. He was crushed about the loins and stomach and was rushed to Miners Hospital where he died about 1:35 PM. Patrick Higgins removed Mr Shertzer from under the rocks. The injured man's son Edward Schertzer, was on the heading and escaped. Mr Shertzer has a wife and 8 children. He is a brother to J Michael Shertzer, 349 N Centre St, who was summoned to Frostburg by the accident.

SMITH 23 Mar 1996 Hazel L Smith, 95, d. Thursday, 21 Mar 1996. Born in Calvin, Huntingdon Co a dau of John 0 Smith and Rhoda Mae Smith. preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Mary A Wright, Lula Garland, J D Smith, and Dr J 0 Smith Jr.

THOMAS 18 Jun 1991 Marjorie C Thomas, 71, died 16 Jun 1991 in Booth Towers; born 28 Jul 1919 a dau of William F Davis and Rebecca Frances Proffitt; husband deceased was George S Thomas; dau, Patricia Emerick-Cumberland.

TWIGG 14 Aug 1996 Houston TX- Mitchell Anthony Twigg, 37, of Houston, formerly of Flintstone, MD.,died Friday, Sept. 6, 1996, in Houston. Surviving are his wife Barbara Twigg, daughter Heather Twigg, mother Janice Twigg, grandmother Bessie V. Raines and stepfather Ted Kane, all of Flintstone; father Charles Lester Twigg; sister Sharon Ware and husband Tim; aunt Shelva Dean Ott and husband Edward, aunt Linda Clingerman and husband Reed; nieces Angie Ware , Rena Cessna and ,Amanda Ott; nephews Neal Cessna and Calvin Ott ; in-laws Sandra and Charles Segal; sisters-in-law Charyn Atkin and Julie Joyal; and numerous cousins and loving friends. Services will be conducted at the Resthaven Chapel on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1996, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Edwin Davis officiating. Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD., on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the Prosperity United Methodist Church, Pleasant Valley Road, Cumberland, on Friday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Fred Iser officiating. Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland. In lieu of the usual remembrances, memorial gifts may be made to the Houston Police Patrolman’s Union, 816 Loop West, Houston Texas 77008.

WATKINS 07 Jun 1991 Uhricsville OH-Katherine P Watkins, 83, died 5 Jun 1991 in Twin City Hospital-Dennison; born 10 Nov 1907 in Zihlman MD; a dau of Henry Weslow and Julie Kreitzburg; husb, Richard A Watkins; dau, Martha Shaffer-Uhricsville; Julia Sweene-LaVale MD; Mary Garlick-Cresaptown; sis, Martha Villa-Frostburg; bro, John Weslow-Frostburg.

WEISENBORNE 24 Mar 1992 Clarkesville MD-Leroy D. "Lee" Weisenborne, 57, died 19 Mar 1992; born in Frostburg on 23 May 1934; a son of Angela Donahue and Russell Weisenborne; wife, Millie Idoni; sons, Stephen Weisenborne-home; Jeffrey Weisenborne-Rockville; grand-ch, Jamie and Jimmie Weisenborne; burial at gate of Heaven Cemetery-Silver Spring.

WESLOW 08 Nov 1990 LaVale-Bruce Ronald Weslow, 35, Allendale Av. Died 06 Nov 1990; born 07 Dec 1954 a son of Mayford E Weslow Jr and Anne Evans; sis, Carol A Fowlkes-Charlestown SC; paternal-gr-mor, Orpha Berkley Weslow-Frostburg; burial in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery.

WESLOW 10 Feb 1992 Frostburg-John K. Weslow, 81, Hope Road, died 9 Feb 1992, at home; born 19 Jun 1910 in Zihlman; a son of Henry Weslow and Julie Kreitzburg; he was a retired Celanese worker; 4 sisters and 3 brothers preceded him in death; wife, Minnie Ketterman; sons, John O Weslow-Severn; G. Edison Weslow-Huntington; dau, Delores B Poland-Keyser WV; sis, Martha Villa-Frostburg; burial in Frostburg Memorial Park.

WIGFIELD 12 Jul 1990 Mildred L Wigfield, 86, Knob Road, died 10 Jul 1990 in Memorial Hospital; born 08 Mar 1904 in Cumberland, a dau of John Wesley Ryan and Hannah Brinkman; one son preceded her in death, owner of wallpaper store; hus, Rev Hartley L Wigfield Sr; sons, Rev Hartley L Wigfield Jr-Winchester; Joseph L Wigfield-Cumberland; dau, Mrs Louise T McCoy-Cumberland; Mrs Faith W Whitaker-LaVale; bro, Elmer N Ryan-Cumberland; Irvin B Ryan-Baltimore; burial in Hillcrest Park.

WILLETT 12 Oct 1993 CARPENDALE, WVA- Alice Leona Willett, 85, formerly of Carpendale, died Monday , Oct 11, 1993 at the Hampshire Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility, Romney, W.Va., where she had been a resident for three years. Born on June 27, 1908 in Parsons, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Julia Columbus (Propst) Haines. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, James H. Often: her second husband, Earl L. Willett; a son, William C. Often and a brother, Raymond Haines. Mrs. Willett had been employed at the Cumberland Theater and as a waitress in Wheeling W. Va. She was a member of Holy Cross United Methodist Church. Surviving are her daughter, Edna Rae Stewart and husband Lloyd, Carpendale; a sister-in-law, Mary Haines, Bowman's Addition; three sisters, Grace Cole, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Etta Smith and Geraldine Johnson, both of Cumberland; one aunt, Ena Lewis, a resident of Dawn View Manor; two grandchildren, Raymond Stewart and Alice Ricewick and husband, Alan and two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Ricewick and Sean Ricewick.Friends will be received at the George-Upchurch Funeral Home on Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the Holy Cross United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James E. Blubaugh officiating. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Alan Ricewick, Raymond Stewart, Charles 'Chub' Ricewick, Roger Winans, Sam Bailey and Dennis Shanholtz.

ALICE L. WILLETT

Carpendale W.Va.- Alice Leona Willett, 85, formerly of Carpendale, W.Va., died Monday, Oct 11, 1993, at the Hampshire Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility, Romney, W.Va. The George-Upchurch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Friends will be received there on Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the Holy Cross United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

WILSON 05 Dec 1991 Nettie Lee Wilson, 73, formerly of Cumberland , now of Loysville PA, died on 02 Dec 1991, at Sarah A Todd Memorial Hospital, Carlisle PA where she had been a patient for one week. She was born in Cumberland on 22 Jun 1918, a daughter of Samuel and Adeline E (Twigg) Wilson. She was formerly employed at the Cumberland Blouse Company and was a member of the Green Grove Sunday School at Loysville.. She was preceded in death by 3 brother, Carl Wilson, Thornton Wilson and Harvey Wilson. She is survived by 2 brothers, Kenneth Wilson of Oldtown Manor Apartments in Cumberland and Royce Wilson of Baltimore Pike; and by 2 sisters, Mrs Pauline Raines of Baltimore Pike and Mrs Elizabeth Schwenninger of Oldtown Road; and by several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Merritt Adams Funeral Home and the funeral will be offered by Rev Wayne Turner with burial in David Memorial Park.

WILSON 18 Apr 1993 Kenneth Wilson, 79, of Cumberland died on Friday, 16 April in Memorial Hospital. He was born 10 Jan 1914 in Alleghany County a son of Samuel A & E Adeline (Twigg) Wilson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dessie Bonner Wilson in 1976. He worked at the Celenese Fibers Corporation in the C A Department and then at the Schmidt Baking Company from which he retired. He was a member of the David Memorial United Methodist Church and attended the Christ United Methodist Church. Surviving are his loving companion, Alberta Grim of Cumberland; a son, Kenneth L Wilson Sr of Bel-Air; 4 daughters, Patricia O’Baker and Laraine Bennett, both of Cumberland; Darlene Moyer of Gaithersburg; Charlene Bovey of Cumberland; and also, a brother Royce Wilson of Cumberland; and 2 sisters, Mrs Pauline Raines and Mrs Elizabeth Schwenninger; and 16 grandchildren and 10 great grand children. Services are at the George Upchurch Funeral home with Rev Wayne Turner and burial in David Memorial Cemetery.

WILSON 24 Jan 1999 Royce Austin Wilson, 76, of Cumberland, died Saturday, Jan 23, 1999, at Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit. Born Dec 9, 1922, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Samuel A Wilson and the late Adeline W (Twigg) Wilson. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Thornton, Carl, Harvey and Kenneth Wilson. Mr Wilson was retired from the Cumberland Steel Company where he was the shipping supervisor. He was a member of UCT. He was a veteran of the US Army during World War II with the Corps of Engineers where he was awarded the Purple Heart. Surviving are his wife, Verna "Betty" Robinette Wilson, Cumberland; a son, Sam Wilson and wife Cathy, Cumberland; a granddaughter, Amanda Lynn Wilson, Cumberland; two sisters, Pauline Raines and husband, Joh of Cumberland and Elizabeth Schwenninger and husband Ernie of Cumberland ; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St, Cumberland on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted on Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Tom Landaker officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit of the American Red Cross.

 

 

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