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Obituaries

January 02, 1999

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Cynthia L. Gray

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Cynthia L. Gray, 46, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Dec. 25, 1998, at her home.

Born Nov. 29, 1952, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Albert and Wilmenta Myers Butler.

She retired as a nursing assistant at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph B. Gray of Martinsburg; a daughter, Sabrina Albert of Martinsburg; a son, Kevin Albert of Martinsburg; a sister, Christine Bex of Kentucky; and two brothers, Gregory Albert and Michael Albert, both of Martinsburg.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. William C. Crowe will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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The family will receive friends Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

James H. Minghini Sr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - James Harold Minghini Sr., 76, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born April 11, 1922, in Ganotown, W.Va., he was the son of the late James Lake and Ada Mason Minghini.

He was a 1940 graduate of Hedgesville High School.

He was retired. He had worked as an agent for Community Oil Company and later as a salesman for Apple Valley Chevrolet.

He was a member of Ganotown United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Martinsburg Lodge 120, Loyal Order of the Moose; and Izaak Walton League.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Fink Minghini; a daughter, Judith R. Minghini of Martinsburg; a son, James Harold Minghini Jr. of Martinsburg; a sister, Geneva Frye of Ganotown; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Dru Minghini; and a grandson, James Harold Minghini III.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. R. Shawn Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Reed W. Johnson Jr.

CLEAR SPRING - Reed W. Johnson Jr., 68, of National Pike, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 18, 1930, in MIllstone, Md., he was the son of the late Reed W. and Virginia Plesant Gordon Johnson Sr.

He retired July 1, 1991 from Mack Trucks in Hagerstown after 29 1/2 years of service.

He served with the U.S. Army from 1948 through 1979. He was a Viet Nam veteran, and retired Dec. 15, 1979 from the U.S. Army's 357th Transportation Company in Greencastle, Pa. as Sergeant First Class.

He attended Mountain View Baptist Church in Hagerstown.

He was a member of American Legion Post 42, VFW Post 1936, and UAW Local 171, all of Hagerstown; and 357th Transportation Company of Greencastle.

He is survived by his wife, Mary M. Hull Johnson, whom he married June 13, 1957; four sons, Matthew Reed Johnson and Mark Wayne Johnson, both at home, Luke Daniel Johnson of Hagerstown and John G. "J.J." Johnson of Clear Spring; three sisters, Phyllis Pittman of Needmore, Pa., Estalene Bain of Hagerstown and Karen Zimmerman of Arlington, Texas; two brothers, David L. Johnson of Clear Spring and James Johnson of Florida; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Leona Divelbliss.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Damascus Christian Church, Big Cove Tannery, Pa. The Rev. William Clark and the Rev. Charles Barney will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining Damascus Cemetery with military graveside honors conducted by American Legion Post 42 of Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock; and Monday one hour prior to the services at the church. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open today from 2 to 9 p.m.

Lillian Garner

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lillian Garner, 81, a 53-year resident of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Martinsburg City Hospital.

She was born April 5, 1917, in Stamford, Conn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Garner.

She was a co-owner of The Garner's Ladies Shop; and Workingman's Store, both located on Queen Street in downtown Martinsburg.

She was involved with the downtown (Martinsburg) revitalization efforts in the 1970s.

She was active in numerous social, civic and charitable causes; and with Beth Jacob Synagogue.

She is survived by a daughter, Rochelle Garner Conklin of San Francisco; two sons, David Garner of Baltimore and Jay Garner of Asheville, N.C.; a brother, Milton Libowitz of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown's Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. Burial will follow in Beth Jacob Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at her home in Martinsburg following the burial.

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