He was a member of First Baptist Church in Inwood, W.Va.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Isabelle Wasson Masters; a daughter, Betty Elliott of Martinsburg; three sisters, Minerva Wisecarver and Dorothy Milburn, both of Martinsburg and Marie Farmer of Winchester, Va.; a brother, Carlton Masters of Inwood; two grandsons; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Tabler; a brother, Robert Masters; and two half-sisters, Eleanor Milburn and Madeline Hoover.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Devin B. Ward and the Rev. Jim Holt will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 74, Inwood, WV 25428.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hilda Eversole, 89, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Canterbury Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
Born July 16, 1910, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Holmes and Clara Myers White.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raleigh Eversole Jr.
She was co-owner of Raleigh Restaurant.
She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Jean Tasker of Hagerstown and Juanita Burditus of Martinsburg; a son, Raleigh E. Eversole III of Hedgesville, W.Va.; a sister, Geraldine Mong of Martinsburg; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services will be today at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Al Clipp will officiate. Burial will in Rosedale Cemetery.
The family received friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 220 W. Burke St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John "Jack" Davidson, 75, of 2647 St. Paul Road, and formerly of 2118 Hillview Drive, Fayetteville, Pa., died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg.
Born Aug. 3, 1924, in Bushmills County Antrim, Northern Ireland, he was the son of the late Sarah Ross Davidson.
He retired in 1986 from Smith-Kline-Beecham Pharmaceuticals in Philadelphia after 34 years.
He was an active member of Greenwood Hills Gospel Chapel in Fayetteville.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Elder Davidson, whom he married Nov. 26, 1953; a daughter, Carol Lynn Brant of Burlington, N.J.; a son, Thomas James Davidson of Shippensburg, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Services will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.
Visitation will be Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
The family requests the omission of flowers.
Memorial donations may be made to Greenwood Hills Bible Conference, 7062 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, PA 17222; or C.R.O.S.S., Inc., Grace Home, 712 Pinola Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257.
Joseph M. Puffenburger
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Joseph Merl Puffenburger, 74, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at Winchester Medical Center.
Born April 17, 1925, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Joseph C. and Goldie Johnson Puffenburger.
He retired from CSX.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.
He was a member of Council No. 35 JOUAM in Martinsburg; Martinsburg Lodge No. 120 Loyal Order of the Moose; Berkeley Post No. 14 American Legion; and Newton D. Baker Post No. 896 VFW.
He is survived by a daughter, Wilma D. Timbrook of Winchester, Va.
He was preceded in death by a sister.
Services will be Thursday 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.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mark R. Fortner
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mark R. Fortner, 32, of 655 Wills Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Chambersburg Hospital. He had suffered serious health problems since 1983 and had been critically ill since January 1999.