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Obituaries

April 18, 1998

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Raymond G. Jones

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Raymond Glen Jones, 78, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, April 18, 1998, at his home.

Born Feb. 14, 1920, in Mount Jackson, Va., he was the son of the late Virgie Jones.

He was a retired truck driver for the former Harris Motor Express.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Boozer Jones; two daughters, Shirley Hoover of Winchester, Va., and Louise Cline of Parrish, Fla.; two sons, Charles Jones of Kearneysville, W.Va., and Garry Jones of Martinsburg; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by one brother.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Devin B. Ward will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Geraldine B. Woods

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Geraldine Butler Woods, 77, of Route 4, and formerly of Marked Tree, Ark., and Thayer, Mo., died Saturday, April 18, 1998, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. She had been a resident of Heartland of Martinsburg.

Born March 12, 1921, in Harrisburg, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Byron Butler and Cecil Valentine Butler.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

She retired after 40 years as a station agent for St. Louis and San Francisco Railroads.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by one son, Roy S. Woods Jr. of Hedgesville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

C. Eston Miller

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - C. Eston Miller, 74, of Martinsburg, died Friday, April 17, 1998, at his home.

Born July 6, 1923, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Clarence S. Miller and Olive Mae Brannon Miller.

He owned and operated Rock Hill Farm. He retired from Berkeley County School System as a school bus driver.

He was a member of Winchester Avenue Christian Church for more than 60 years.

He was active in various organizations such as West Virginia Farm Bureau, since 1935; West Virginia Cattlemen's Association, since 1943; Martinsburg Lodge 120 Loyal Order of Moose, since 1977; U.C.T., since 1959; J.O.U.A.M. Council 137 for 35 years; Nature Conservancy, West Virginia Chapter; National Arbor Day Foundation; National Parks and Conservancy; AARP; West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees; Wilderness Society; American Farmland Trust; National Audubon Society; World Wildlife Foundation; and National Wildlife Federation.

He is survived by one sister, Reva M. Hoffman of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; two brothers, Charles I. Miller and Bruce E. Miller, both of Martinsburg; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Winchester Avenue Christian Church. The Rev. Douglas M. Hollida will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church one hour prior to the service.

Ernestine F. Gordon

KEEDYSVILLE - Ernestine Ford Gordon, 79, of 44 S. Main St., died Friday, April 17, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 2, 1918, in Keedysville, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Luther and Hazel R. Jones Ford.

Her husband, Robert Donald Gordon, died in 1966.

She was a teller with the Keedysville branch of Washington County Bank, retiring in 1997 after 26 years of service.

She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Keedysville.

She is survived by one daughter, Renee F. Waters of Keedysville; one son, Gary P. Gordon of Keedysville; four grandchildren, Wendy S. Price of Sharpsburg, Kimberly Jo Haney of Boonsboro, Amy R. Simmons of Keedysville and Chad Robert Gordon of Virginia Beach, Va.; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Kenneth Fizer Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Mary C. Keller

Mary Catherine Keller, 75, of 1119 Kuhn Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, April 18, 1998, at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.

Born July 13, 1922, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late George William and Vallie Mae Wright Kearns.

She was a member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church.

She also was a member of Pocahontas of Red Men in Williamsport.

She is survived by her husband, Lester "Pat" Keller Jr.; one daughter, Phyllis J. Huggins of Morgantown; two sisters, Emma V. Judy of Romney, W.Va., and Dorothy Harrison of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one granddaughter; three grandsons; three great-grandsons; and nieces and nephews.

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