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March 25, 2000

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Dorothy E. Smith

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Dorothy Evelyn Smith, 78, of Charles Town, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at her home.

Born Feb. 11, 1922, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ida Barron Whittington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Smith, in 1992.

She owned and operated a small orchard in the Bardane area of Jefferson County, W.Va. Also, she and her husband started, owned and operated Smith Oil Co. in Ranson for many years.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Lee Barrow of Inwood, W.Va.; a son, William M. Smith of Charles Town; three sisters, Arietta McDonough and Edith Hostler, both of Ranson, W.Va., and Pauline Young of Chambersburg, Pa.; a brother, Riley Whittington of Ranson; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Smith Hook; two brothers, Taylor Whittington and Robert Whittington; and a grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. The Rev. Kent Tice will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Independent Fire Co., P.O. Box 925, Charles Town, WV 25414; or Citizen Fire Co., P.O. Box 927, Charles Town, WV 25414.

David C. Rudy

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - David Craig Rudy, 43, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at his home.

Born Nov. 25, 1956, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Elmer Jack and Ruth C. Snyder Rudy.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by his wife, Delores "Dee" Elliott Rudy; a stepson, David Elliott of Martinsburg; a sister, Patricia Cole of Martinsburg; and three brothers, Jerry C. Rudy of Martinsburg, and Dr. L. Jack Rudy and Gilbert D. Rudy, both of Hedgesville, W.Va.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. Dr. L. Jack Rudy will officiate. Burial will be in Johnsontown Bible Church Cemetery.

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

James F. Butts Sr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - James F. Butts Sr., 82, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Sept. 2, 1917, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late George L. and Ella Furley Butts.

He was the owner and operator of Butts' Tree Service in Berkeley County.

He was a member of Mountainside Tabernacle Church, and was pastor for several years at Independent Revival Center.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Beulah Gantt Butts; three daughters, Joyce A. Johnson of Inwood, W.Va., Linda L. Dugan of Martinsburg and Brenda K. Elkins of Inwood, W.Va.; a son, Gary L. Butts of Hedgesville, W.Va.; two sisters, Edna Simpson and Dora Ellen, both of Martinsburg; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Timothy D. Butts and James F. Butts Jr.; three sisters, Dorothy Aikens, Lucindi Roy and Georgie Woodward; and two brothers, Lewis Butts and Bruce Butts.

Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The Rev. James L. Schuelke will officiate. Burial will be in Mountainside Tabernacle Church Cemetery.

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

Vernon W. Green

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Vernon W. Green, 67, of Martinsburg, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at his home.

Born Nov. 8, 1932, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Abraham and Florence Mabel Harrison Green.

He was a graduate of Ramer High School.

He retired from Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he had worked as a nursing assistant for 35 years.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

He is survived by two sisters, Lucille Green and Helen Walker, both of Martinsburg; a foster brother, Clarence Creamer of Martinsburg; a close friend, Chauncine Turner; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Marion Bishop.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church. The Rev. Alfred E. Statesman will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg.

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

The family will meet Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at his home before going to the church.

Thomas A. Overton Sr.

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Thomas Arvid Overton Sr., 65, of Brunswick, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at Citizen's Nursing Home in Frederick, Md.

Born Nov. 22, 1934, in Lovettsville, Va., he was the son of the late Alexander Roseford and Viola Catherine Painter Overton.

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