October 21, 1998

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Luke E. Terry

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Luke Edward Terry, 82, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Del.

Born Aug. 21, 1916, in Oneida, Tenn., he was the son of the late A.C. and Nell S. Terry.

He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and George Washington University Law School.

He was a vocational agricultural instructor at Bunker Hill High School in 1938; and taught vocational and science courses at Martinsburg and Hedgesville high schools.

He worked with the USDA Soil Conservation Service and the U.S. Veteran's Administration. He then opened a general fire and casualty insurance agency in Martinsburg.


He opened a law practice in Berkeley County in 1955;

A B-24 pilot in the 10th Air Force during World War II, he was shot down over Romania on June 15, 1944, and was a prisoner of war in Bulgaria until September 1944. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal, among others.

He was a member of Winchester Avenue Christian Church, where he was a deacon, elder and trustee; and taught the Men's Bible Class. He was past president of the Martinsburg Federation Men's Bible Classes.

He was a member of Martinsburg BPOE, Lodge 778; United Commercial Travelers; Berkeley Lodge 37 AF & AM, in Hedgesville, W.Va.; Lodge of Perfection; 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason; Osiris Temple Mystic Order of Shrine and Eastern Panhandle Shrine Club; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; IOUAM, Berkeley County Farm Bureau; National Rifle Association; a past commander of Post 8 DAV American Legion; past commander Martinsburg Civil Air Patrol; and past president of Camp Frame 4-H Club Association.

He received the West Virginia Farm Bureau "Distinguished Service Award." He volunteered with Boy Scout troops and was a merit badge counselor. He was a past member of Martinsburg Rotary Club.

He was past president of the Berkeley County Bar Association; member of Board of Governors and a vice-president of the West Virginia Bar Association; and a member of the American Bar Association.

He served two terms in the West Virginia House of Delegates. He was director of legislation for the West Virginia Farm Bureau. He was a member of Local Board 28; Selective Service System; and was chairman of Selective Service Board in Berkeley County.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Johnson Terry; three daughters, Kathryn T. Burkhart of Rehoboth Beach, Del., Mary Ann Edwards of Nashville, Tenn., and Rebecca J. Farrow of San Clemente, Calif.; a son, Dr. Luke E. Terry Jr. of Sykesville, Md.; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Winchester Avenue Christian Church. The Rev. Douglas J. Hollida will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg.

Memorial donations may be made to National Tuberous Sclerosis Association Inc., 8181 Professional Place, Suite 110, Landover, Md. 20785-2226; or Camp Frame 4-H Association, 117 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Mildred L. Eichelberger

Mildred Leona Eichelberger, 82, of 12 S. Walnut St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, at Fahrney-Keedy Home, Boonsboro.

Born Jan. 26, 1916, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Blanche Swartz Riley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward E. Eichelberger, in 1988.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by sisters; and brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Ernest Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Clarence E. Burnett

Clarence E. "Skippy" Burnett, 65, of 1000 G Noland Drive, Hagerstown, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Oct. 24, 1932, he was the son of the late William A. and Elizabeth Lewis Burnett.

For 17 years, he worked as an assembler, at Letterkenny Army Depot, in Chambersburg, Pa.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a family member of King's Apostle Holiness Church, W. E. Campher Memorial Chapel.

He was a member of IBPOE Lodge 278 of Hagerstown.

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