December 10, 1998

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Garnett R. Barb

Garnett Rufus Barb, 81, of 159 W. Washington St., died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 8, 1917, in Shenandoah, Va., he was the son of the late Phillip and Fannie Barb.

He was employed by construction companies in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

He attended Faith Chapel and Trinity Bible Church in Hagerstown.

He was a volunteer with Mount Hope Prison Ministry.

He is survived by one cousin, Geraldine Brown of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother.


Memorial services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Betty D. Jones will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Mount Hope Prison Ministry, P.O. Box 1511, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Emily A. Neely

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Emily Agnes Neely, 92, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.

Born Nov. 15, 1906, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Eliza Yost Fleece.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Francis Neely Sr., in 1970.

She attended Whisner School and Waterview School, both in Morgan County, W.Va.

She worked seasonally at Walter Neely's Canning Factory in Morgan County. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Berkeley Springs, and the Sodality.

She was a member of AARP; Women of the Moose Chapter 1311; Ladies Auxiliary of Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Co.; and was active with Morgan County Senior Life Center.

She is survived by five daughters, Helen M. Dodson, Donna J. Faith, Shirley D. Weber and Carolyn Faith, all of Berkeley Springs, and Wilma L. Meyers of Hagerstown; two sons, Walter F. Neely Jr. of Macungie, Pa., and Dennis W. Neely of Berkeley Springs; 28 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Sallie R. Neely, Mary Frederick and Della Mae Miller; two brothers, Floyd Fleece and Woodrow Fleece; and two granddaughters.

A funeral liturgy will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 116 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. John S. Leford will be celebrant. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, with a vigil at 7:30 p.m. The funeral home will be open today from 10 a.m.

William E. Reid

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - William Eugene Reid, 56, of Kearneysville, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born Aug. 21, 1942, in Round Hill, Va., he was the son of the late Stanley Maxwell and Marie Etta Washington Reid.

He was employed aa a farm manager by Belmont Farm.

He was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Panhandle Alliance Therapeutic Horsemanship.

He is survived by a sister, Mary Harrington of Odenton, Md.; three brothers, Samuel Reid and Donald Reid, both of Fairfax, Va., and Charles Reid of New York; an aunt; and close friend, Kathleen Tycz.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Garnett Cook and Eunice Reid; and three brothers, James Reid, Robert Reid and Ralph Reid.

Services and burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Panhandle Alliance Therapeutic Horsemanship, 10 Edward Lane, Charles Town, WV 25414.

Arrangements are by Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson.


Dakota A. McKenzie

HANCOCK - Dakota Ash McKenzie, infant son of James E. Jr. and Valerie G. Lynch McKenzie, of White Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

He was born Dec. 9, 1998, in Hagerstown.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Dorian A. McKenzie, at home; two brothers, James E. McKenzie III and Bryan J. McKenzie, both at home; paternal grandparents, James E. McKenzie Sr. and Mary Keating McKenzie of Hancock; maternal grandfather, Leon Charles Lynch of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; paternal great-grandparents, James and Lenore Keating of Cumberland, Md.; maternal great-grandmother, Virginia Grace Lynch of Cumberland; four aunts; and three uncles.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Linda Ray Lynch; and maternal great-grandfather, Charles Lynch.

A graveside service will be held today at 10 a.m. at Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Route 655, one mile north of Hancock. The Rev. George W. Glick will officiate.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.

Peggy L. Grimm

WILLIAMSPORT - Peggy Lorraine Grimm, 70, of 1 N. Commerce St., Apt. 5, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

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