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January 29, 2000

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Ernest L. Whitlock

PETERSBURG, W.Va. - Ernest Lloyd Whitlock, 90, of Petersburg, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Heartland of Keyser in Keyser, W.Va.

Born Oct. 26, 1909, in Hampshire County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Hetzel and Emma Crites Whitlock.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth G. Wilson Whitlock, in 1987.

He retired in 1975 from Monarch Mills Grocery. He worked at Fairchild Aircraft, Hagerstown during World War II. He also worked at McEwen's Market in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Dorcas Ruritan Church in Capon Bridge, W.Va. He attended Petersburg Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by a stepdaughter, Marilyn Sherman of Petersburg; a step-grandson; two step-great-grandchildren; a niece; and two great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Whitlock.

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Services and visitation were held at Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg. The Rev. Donald Scofield officiated. Burial was in Lahmansville Cemetery in Lahmansville, W.Va.

Memorial donations may be made to Petersburg Presbyterian Church, 20 N. Main St., Petersburg, WV 26847.

Edward D. Twyman

PIEDMONT, W.Va. - Edward D. "Tabby" Twyman, 76, of 57 Erin St., died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at his home.

Born March 21, 1923, in Piedmont, he was the son of the late Douglas and Sarah Allen Twyman.

He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Waldon Methodist Church in Piedmont.

He was a member and past commander of Aubrey-Stewart Post 5957 VFW in Piedmont, a member of Kelly-Mansfield Post 52 American Legion in Piedmont, and Masonic Lodge 41 in Keyser, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Carol Wilmoth Twyman; his stepmother, Ida Price Twyman; a daughter, Sarah Kithcart of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three sons, Gail Wilmoth of Luke, Md., Eugene Bowman of Hagerstown and Edward Twyman Jr. of Martinsburg; three sisters, Lilly McCray and Annie Twyman, both of Piedmont, and Amanda Barnett of Houston; a brother, Steven Twyman of Piedmont; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine Davis and Theresa Johnson, and two brothers, John Twyman and Ronald Twyman.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Fredlock Funeral Home in Piedmont. The Rev. Harry Coleman will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in Potomac Memorial Garden in Keyser, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Evelyn H. Dambro

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Evelyn Hazel Dambro, 80, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Canterbury Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Born Aug. 6, 1919, in West New York, N.J., she was the daughter of the late George and Louise Haller Rusch.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Dambro.

She was a member of Flemington Presbyterian Church in Flemington, N.J.

She was active with the Child Development Center at West Virginia Wesleyan in Buchannon, W.Va., and the Senior Home Companion Program.

She is survived by two sons, Jerome Joseph Dambro of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Gary George Dambro of Stockton, N.J.; three sisters, Marie Miller and Louise Schwarze, both of New Jersey, and Amelia Leppert of Washington; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Services will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The Rev. Robert S. Hill will officiate.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Flemington.

The family will receive friends Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Vernon B. Catlett Sr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Vernon B. Catlett Sr., 75, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.

Born April 28, 1924, in Whitacre, Va., he was the son of the late Orie Catlett and Ada Catlett Crim.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Catlett.

He retired from the U.S. Navy and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center where he worked in law enforcement.

He was a member of Robert White Lodge 67 AF&AM and York Rite Lebanon Chapter 2, R.A.M.

He is survived by two sons, Vernon B. Catlett Jr. and Curtis A. Catlett, both of Martinsburg; a stepdaughter, Francine Abney of North Carolina; three half sisters, Wilda Ferrebee, Eleanor Carter and Nancy Catlett, all of Winchester, Va.; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Todd J. Catlett; his stepfather, Bruce Crim; and a half sister, Betty Bender.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The Rev. Eddie H. Edmonds will officiate. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Barbara F. Walker

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