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February 05, 2000

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Ruth A. Miller

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Ruth Ann Miller, 58, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at her home.

Born Dec. 25, 1941, in Whitacre, Va., she was the daughter of the late Boyd Raymond and Edna Mae Crouse Waugh.

She attended Mount Garfield School and Berkeley Springs High School, both in Berkeley Springs.

She managed the restaurant at the lodge of Cacapon State Park during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Later, she worked as a cashier at Dugan's Supermarket in Berkeley Springs. She worked as a clerk at the reception desk of Cacapon State Park from the late 1980s until her death.

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She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Albert William Miller Sr.; two daughters, Teresa Lynn Bulick and Tina Marie Payne, both of Berkeley Springs; a son, Albert William Miller Jr. of Berkeley Springs; three sisters, Pauline Waugh and Brenda Kay Goodman, both of Berkeley Springs, and Hazel Shade of Great Cacapon, W.Va.; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Boyd Wesley Miller, and a brother, Avon Richard Waugh.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St. in Berkeley Springs. Pastor Andrew C. Collins Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral home will be open Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the convenience of friends.

Howard F. Johnston

Howard Frank Johnston, 86, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at his home.

Born July 10, 1913, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Frank L. and Indianola Itnyre Johnston.

He was employed as personal and safety manager by G.A.F., retiring after 45 years of service. He also was a Certified Safety Professional.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

He was a member and past president of Exchange Club of Hagerstown. He was past chairman of the Cement and Quarry Section, National Safety Council.

He was a member of Friendship Lodge 84 AF&AM, B.P.O. Elks Lodge 378, American Society of Safety Engineers, and Mason Dixon Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and was a former scoutmaster for Troop 2.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mildred L. Johnston; a daughter, Susan Johnston Aliveto of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; a son, Frank L. Johnston of Pittsburgh; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn R. Johnston; and a brother, Morris S. Johnston.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North in Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison and Bishop Joseph H. Yeakel will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

Visitation will be today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Washington County Unit 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742; American Heart Association, East Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Harry F. Weaver

RANSON, W.Va. - Harry Franklin Weaver, 97, of Orchard Hills, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at his home.

Born June 18, 1902, in Middleway, W.Va., he was the son of the late George Lee and Laura Bell Esquarde Weaver.

He retired after many years of service in the Food Service Department at the Charles Town and Shenandoah Downs race tracks, both in Charles Town, W.Va.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Thelma West Carey Weaver; three daughters, Patsy Leslie Pointer of Suitland, Md., Fannie Jean Urkums of Fort Washington, Md., and Sherry Aleta Weaver of Silver Spring, Md.; a son, Daniel Lee Weaver of Martinsburg, W.Va.; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gerald Franklin Weaver; five sisters, Letha Roman, Caroline Wesco, Charlotte Carey, Bessie Sloan and Virginia Burns; and three brothers, Roy Weaver, Leslie Weaver and Courtney Weaver.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. The Rev. Sherman Mason and the Rev. Charles Hunter will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg, W.Va.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Charles H. Sturgeon

OLDSMAR, Fla. - Charles H. Sturgeon, Ph.D., 85, of 304 Meadow Lane and Greencastle, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at his Florida home.

Born April 29, 1914, in Connellsville, Pa., he was the son of the late William H. and Marie R. Hood Sturgeon.

He received law degrees from Midwestern universities.

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