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Obituaries for 11/5

November 04, 2000

Obituaries for 11/5

Minno V. Jones

BOLIVAR, W.Va. - Minno Virginia Jones, 87, of Gilbert Street, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md.

Born May 27, 1913, in Silver Grove, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles William and Lula Mae Snyder Staubs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Martin Jones, in 1996.

She retired from the food service department at Charles Town Race Track in Charles Town, W.Va.

She was a member of Bolivar United Methodist Church, where she was a member of United Methodist Women, and Pollyanna Class.


She is survived by two daughters, Mary Louise Bartlett of Charles Town and Virginia Hoffmaster of Jefferson, Md.; two sons, Larry W. Jones Jr. of Jefferson and Martin D. Jones of Frederick; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six sisters, six brothers and a grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Bolivar United Methodist Church, 1165 Washington Street in Bolivar. The Revs. James K. Hamrick and Lori Hoffman will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Lutheran Cemetery in Bolivar.

The family will receive friends today and Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, 970 Washington St. in Harpers Ferry.

Memorial donations may be made to Bolivar United Methodist Church, c/o Catherine Collins, Treasurer, Route 5, Box 46, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425.

Jesse L. Smith Jr.

Jesse Leroy "Smitty" Smith Jr., 61, of Hagerstown and formerly of Woodsboro, Md., died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born July 7, 1939, in Lewistown, Md., he was the son of the late Jesse L. Smith Sr. and Mary Smith Shuff Stockman.

He was formerly employed by D.W. Snook of Lewistown, Eveready Co., Western Maryland Wholesale and Chlorox Co., all of Frederick, Md., then with Martin Brower in Kissimmee, Fla. He and his wife also were foster parents in Frederick County, Md.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a Brethren.

He was a member and former chief of Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Co., a member of Frederick County Fire Chiefs Association and Maryland Fire Chiefs Association, and assisted in the organization of Frederick County Central Alarm System.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Margaret Holbruner Smith; three daughters, Terri VonAchen of Orlando, Fla., Debbi Hardy of Hagerstown and Shelley Barnhouse of Woodsboro; a son, Chuck Smith of Frederick; a sister, Linda Sweeney of Libertytown, Md.; two brothers, Oscar Smith of Mountaindale, Md., and Leo Smith of Thurmont, Md.; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Blanche Staley; a brother, Paul Smith; and a granddaughter.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Hartzler Funeral Home, 404 S. Main St. in Woodsboro. The Rev. Warren Rice, pastor of Living Word Ministries in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., will officiate.

Private burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Woodsboro, at a later date.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to help the family defray expenses, c/o M. Smith, P.O. Box 62, Woodsboro, MD 21798.

Stephen Houston Adkins

UNGER, W.Va. - Stephen Houston Adkins, 41, of Unger, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at his home.

Born Dec. 19, 1958, in Gauley Bridge, W.Va., he was the son of Emil Whorley and Alice Roberta Hall Adkins of Unger.

He attended public schools in Prince Georges County, Md.

He worked for Apac, L.F. Franklin Division, in Stephens City, Va., where he was a heavy equipment operator in road construction.

He was a Baptist.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 17 years, Derenda Sue Ray Adkins; two sons, Dustin Stephen Adkins and Casey Ray Adkins, both at home; three sisters, Kim Kristy Krug of Shadyside, Md., Rhonda Gail Ermer of Huntingtown, Md., and Emily Renee Murphy of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; two brothers, Emil Harrison Adkins of Lanham, Md., and Joseph Rue Adkins of Annapolis; a niece; five nephews; cousins; and aunts and uncles.

Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St. in Berkeley Springs. Pastor Larry Tomlinson will officiate. Burial will be in Adkins Family Cemetery in Unger.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Colon Cancer Research, c/o Donna Biggert, 57 Merrywoods Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

James L. Ott

MECHANICSTOWN, W.Va. - James Lester Ott, 91, of Mechanicstown, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born March 17, 1909, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Adam E. and Grace E. Fritts Ott.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Elizabeth Dailey Ott, in 1977.

He retired in 1971 after 35 years of service with Martin-Marrietta Co. Inc.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a technical sergeant with the 390th Bombardment Group.

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