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24 August 2006

Fred Warner

Another old soldier has just faded away.

Fred (Freddie) Warner was born on Sept. 14, 1923, i Harman to Fred and Retta Warner, formerly of Seneca Rocks, and he died at home on Aug. 10, 2006, at the age of 82. 

He attended elementary school in Cresaptown, MD, and Allegany High School in Cumberland, MD. He graduated from Catherman's Business Academy.

He was called to Army service during World War II.  He served in North Africa with the Military Police, transporting prisoners of war to the United States.  During his tour, he crossed the Atlantic Ocean six times. He served as a rifleman in Europe with the 9th Armored Division under the command of General Patton.  He also served in the 1st Infantry Division in Europe. 

During this time, Mr. Warner studied language and Middle European history at the Military School in Anzac, Germany. In 1950, during the Korean Conflict, he served with the 11th Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY.  He was an honorary member of the famed Co. L. 399th Infantry Regiment, the 100th Infantry Division, and World War II.  He was proud of his 10 years in the military and thought it an honor and a privilege to serve his country that he loved so well. 

Upon returning home from military service, he married Marian Skelley,  They took over the family business started by his father and mother in 1928.  This was a country restaurant specializing in German cuisine with homemade breads and pastries.  The business has been successful for 80 years.

Among his accomplishments are his induction in 1991 in to Maryland's Boxing Hall of Fame, the Prestigious Ring 101, in Baltimore, MD; he was First Adjutant of the James Millar American Legion Post in Cresaptown, MD.  He was also a self-taught guitar player, singer and writer of patriotic and county songs, one of which "What Would This Wide World Do without America," was favorably received by folks in Nashville and throughout the world.  

He and his wife were honorary members of the "Manner Gesang Verein," a men's singing choir in the town of Viersen, Germany, established in 1850. 

He attended and supported the First United Methodist Church for the 40 years he was been a resident of Sarasota, FL. 

Surviving are his loving wife of 58 years, Marian; a daughter, Judy Lynn Witt; a grandson, Jacky Witt, and his wife, Liz; a grandson, Logan Argil Witt; three great-granddaughters, Caitlyn, Becca, and Lindsey, all of Sarasota, FL; one sister, Josephine Owens of Cumberland MD; five nephews, Col. Terry  Broadwater of Monet, VA, Tim Martin, Dr. Stephen Owens and Michael Owens, all of Cumberland, MD, and Ranger Col. Jeffrey Broadwater of Fort Stewart, GA; and one niece, Rita Markie Marks of Cumberland, MD.

He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Hansel Warner and Sgt. Argil Warner, and three sisters Olive, Ruth and Rita.

A service celebrating Mr. Warner's life was held at the First United Methodist church on Aug. 16.

Burial with military honors was in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Cumberland, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL  34236. 

Ernest Mahlon Hoover

ERnest Mahlon Hoover passed away Monday, August 14, 2006, at his home.

Born Dec. 1, 1924, in MOyers, he was the son of the late ERnest C. and Lone E. HOover.

Mr. Hoover was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps.  He graduated from James Madison College in Harrisonburg, VA, in 1951, where he met his loving wife of 52 years, Naomi Dozier Hoover.  After graduation, he moved to Newport News, VA, and was employed by Newport News Shipbuiilding and Dry Dock Company where he worked until his retirement in 1987.  He was a past president of the Progressive Club and a member of the Mariners Club and the Scottish Rite. 

He loved returning to his wild, wonderful, West Virginia to visit with family, hunt turkey and fish for trout.  He also enjoyed spending his free time gardening and golfing while he was able and keeping watch over his neighbors and friends in Lee Hall.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, John Hoover and wife, Frances of Norfolk, VA, Thom of Lee Hall, VA, also his companion and caretaker; one daughter Marie Wible, and her husband, Ron of Stephens City, VA; four grandsons, Jack, Jake, Michael, and Erik; a devoted sister, Fannie Propst of Moyers; an aunt, Pauline Simmons of Harrisonburg, VA; his endeared in-laws, Sue and Art Grotz of Ellicott City, MD, and Ralph and Fran Morehead of Baltimore, MD: numerous nieces and nephews whom he cared greatly for; and a large number of friends.  A funeral service was held Thursday in Grace Episcopal Church, Yorktown, VA, with Revs. Carleton Bakkum and Ned Morris, a nephew, officiating.

Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA, was in charge of funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, PO Box 123, Yorktown, VA  23692. 

Chickie D. Lang, 45

Chickie Denise Lang, 45, of Brandywine died Sunday, August 13, 2006, at Brandywine.

She was born July 17, 1961, at Washington, DC, and was the daughter of Donald Cecil Nelson and Stella Elizabeth Beach Mongeon, who survives.

She was a house cleaner.

On Feb. 14, 1999, she married Harry Magruder Lang, who survives.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by one daughter, Charlotte Blankeslee of Brandywine, three sons, George Anton Lang and Jeffrey William Beach, both of Brandywine, and Stephen William King of Mechanicsville, MD; three sisters, Tina Lee Mongeon of Maryland, Tammy Jean Weese of North Beach, MD; and Crystal Lynn Camron of Hyattsville, MD; and one brother, Robert Edward Mongeon of Brandywine.

The body has been cremated.  Services were private.

Arrangements were under the direction of Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. 

Muriel B. Hutter, 81

Muriel B. Anderson Hutter, 81, of Richmond, VA, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at Spring Arbor in Richmond, VA.

Mrs. Hutter was born Sept. 8, 1924, in Wardensville and was the daughter of the late Roy Raymond Anderson and Mildred Stevens Anderson Mongold.

She graduated from Moorefield High School in 1942.  She was employed by the Moorefield Examiner during World War II. 

In 1953, she moved to Norfolk, VA, where she resided until 1960 when she moved to Virginia Beach, VA.  In 1977, she retired as a configurations analyst with the Norfolk Naval Air Station after having earned an associate of arts degree in management through the University of Virginia.  In 1983, she became a certified Realtor with Century 21 at the mall in Virginia Beach, VA.  In 1989, she moved to Richmond. 

She was active in work at Haygood Methodist Church in Virginia Beach, VA, and joined Cambridge Baptist Church in Richmond, VA, where she was a member when she died.  She was an officer with both the Adam Thoroughgood Chapter of Virginia Beach and of Commonwealth Chapter in Richmond, VA, of the National Society of DAR. 

Her first husband, Aura Clay Taylor of Petersburg, preceded her in death.  Her second husband, Russell G. Hutter, also preceded her in death.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda Taylor Alcox of Virginia Beach, VA; a son, Dr. Geoffrey R. Taylor of Richmond, VA; two sisters, Nell Ruddle of Moorefield and Kay Funkhouser of Mathias; three brothers, Lloyd Anderson of Hospital Nursing Home, Martisnburg, Kenneth Anderson of Franklin and Wayne Anderson of Moorefield; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Evangelist Kenneth Anderson conducted the funeral Sunday at Elmore Funeral Home of Moorefield.  Burial was in the Olivet Cemetery in Moorefield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association, the Heart Association or a favorite charity.

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