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Obituaries 5/23

May 22, 2000

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Tuesday, May 23, 2000 Edition


Camilla I. Willingham

RANSON, W.Va. - Camilla Inez "Millie" Costello Willingham, 83, of Ranson, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born Dec. 13, 1916, in Kabletown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Manilla Costello Welch.

Her husband of 34 years, Arnold Eugene Willingham, died July 17, 1973.

She retired as a domestic worker for the late Dr. and Mrs. Jerry White. She previously had been employed as a cook for Jeffersonian Manor Nursing Home, Charles Town, W.Va. and worked at Ranson Products.

She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses.

She is survived by four daughters, Lois Jenkins of Ranson, Ruth Kranenberg of Kearneysville, W.Va., Janet Lilly of Woodbridge, Va., and Linda Baziluik of Burke, Va.; three sons, Larry G. Willingham, at home, Eugene Willingham of Great Falls, Mont., and Roy Steven Willingham Sr. of Ranson; a brother, Charles Welch of Brunswick, Md.; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Russell and Gloria Harris; two stepsisters, Thelma Gray and Christine Gray; two brothers, Spencer Welch and Bernie P. Welch Jr.; two stepbrothers, James Welch and Alonzo Welch.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Jefferson County Chapter, American Heart Association, c/o Robert D. Ott, 420 Forrest Ave., Charles Town, WV 25414.

Bonita L. Barnhart

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Bonita "Bonnie" L. Barnhart, 51, of 188 Highland Ave., who died Friday, May 19, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital, also is survived by her stepmother, E. Gale Monn, of Chambersburg.

John F. Bucklew Sr.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - John F. Bucklew Sr., 61, of 101 Tritle Ave., who died Friday, May 19, 2000, at Washington County Hospital, was a member of American Legion Post 945 Harrisburg, Pa., V.F.W. and A.A.R.P.

Earl D. McCullough

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Earl D. McCullough, 66, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, in City Hospital.

Born Jan. 16, 1934, in Ninety Six, S.C., he was the son of the late Ernest and Lila Howard McCullough.

He retired from McCrory's, Berkeley Plaza Shopping Center, as retail manager.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Francis McCullough; a daughter, Susan McCullough of Martinsburg; three sons, Michael McCullough of Enola, Pa., Timothy McCullough of Martinsburg and Samuel McCullough of Fairfax, Va.; two sisters, Arlene Watson of Pelion, S.C., and Virginia Harris of Ninety Six; and five grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home. The Rev. Harold O. Snyder will officiate. Burial will be private.

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

William J. Bodine Sr.

SEBRING, Fla. - William Joseph Bodine Sr., 86, formerly of Potomac, Md., died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Florida Hospital Heartland Division in Sebring.

He was born Oct. 31, 1913, in Montgomery County, Md.

He was a graduate of Rockville High School, and Strayer Business College, Washington, D.C.

He retired as a government employee from the Corps of Engineers, McMillan Filter Plant, Washington, D.C.

He was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, NAREE and AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Susan Lord Bodine; a daughter, Susan Kay Bodine Burdette of Germantown, Md.; four sons, William J. Bodine Jr. of Sebring, Charles Lord Bodine and Richard Lyle Bodine, both of Frederick, Md., and Thomas Jay Bodine of Jessup, Md., and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Virginia Keys of Hedgesville, W.Va.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Burial will be in Tuscarora Cemetery.

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

Garnett R. Bentz

RANSON, W.Va. - Garnett Randolph "Bucky" Bentz, 59, of Ranson, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at his home.

Born July 18, 1940, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Garnett R. and Louise Virginia Shull Bentz.

His wife, Patricia Anna Corder Bentz, died Jan. 22, 1973.

He retired from Charles Town Races in Charles Town, W.Va., and Bashes Fruit Co., in Ranson.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

He is survived by one daughter, Lisa B. Medina of Ranson; two sisters, Joan Slusher of Charles Town and Shirley Stickles of St. Augustine, Fla.; one brother, William Bentz of Scottsville, Va.; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, 310 Fairfax Blvd. Charles Town. Pastor Richard E. Neal will officiate. Burial will be private.

Friends will be received Wednesday at the funeral home at 1 p.m.

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