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December 29, 1998

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Dorothy M. Peacock

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Dorothy Mae Peacock, 68, of Berkeley Springs, and formerly of Forestville, Md., died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at her home.

Born Oct. 28, 1930, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late James and Alice Fodder Cox.

A real estate leasing consultant, she recently retired due to illness. She also was a homemaker.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by two sons, Clifford Carr "Chuck" Peacock of Portsmouth, Va., and Jay Robert Peacock of Berkeley Springs; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by a sister; and an infant brother.

Private services and burial will be at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to Humane Society of Morgan County, 4100 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411; or Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.

Sarah V. Huffer

COLUMBIA, Md. - Dr. Sarah Virginia Huffer, 80, of 5400 Vantage Point Road, and formerly of Boonsboro, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at Vantage House Nursing Center in Columbia.

Born Sept. 2, 1918, in Boonsboro, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Edwin and Ruth N. Baker Huffer.

She received her bachelor of science degree in 1940 from the University of Maryland, College Park; and a medical degree in 1950 from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

She served her internship at University Hospital in Baltimore and completed her residency in the Department of Psychiatry. She was appointed to the faculty of the Psychiatry Department and was later appointed professor of psychiatry. She was then appointed director of the Division of Liaison Psychiatry, a post she held until retiring in 1983.

In 1971, she spent a sabbatical in Australia as a visiting professor at the University of New South Wales.

She was the author of a book, "The Sweetness of the Fig."

She was a member and past president of Maryland Psychiatric Society; member of Howard County Medical Society; fellow of American College of Psychiatry and American Psychiatric Association; and a member of Baltimore-District of Columbia Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. In 1979 through 1980 she served as the first woman president of the University of Maryland Medical Alumni Association.

She was a member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro.

She is survived by cousins.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Boonsboro Cemetery. The Rev. John W. Zsittnik will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The University of Maryland for the Dr. Virginia Huffer Fund, in care of Marlyn Washington, Development Office, University School of Medicine, 655 W. Baltimore St., 14002 Bressler Building, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.


Martha L. Monn

Martha L. Monn, 79, of 21748 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born Sept. 7, 1919, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Franklin A. and Mary E. DeLauter Mullenix.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence R. Monn, in 1979.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Waynesboro, Pa.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary L. Monn of Quincy, Pa.; two sons, Joseph F. Monn of Hagerstown and Clarence R. Monn Jr. of Fairfield, Pa.; five sisters, Nadine Becaw of Smithsburg, Mildred Toms, Beatrice Myers, Gloria Wolford and Valerie Eccard, all of Hagerstown; two brothers, Harold Mullenix and Nervin Mullenix, both of Hagerstown; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. K. Alan Mummert will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mary L. Yontz

EDGEWOOD, N.M. - Mary Louise Yontz, 78, of Edgewood, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at Presbyterian Pickard Home in Albuquerque, N.M.

Born Sept. 27, 1920, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Gaitley H. and S. Kathryn McNeal.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Allen Yontz.

She was a 1938 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She was a former member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

She is survived by a son, James A. Yontz of Edgewood; a brother, Richard McNeal of Hagerstown; and grandchildren.

Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Alice T. Welton

PETERSBURG, W.Va. - Alice Thompson Welton, 81, of Petersburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

Born Nov. 13, 1917, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Mary Paskel Thompson.

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