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Obituaries for 1/14

January 13, 2001

Obituaries for 1/14



Esther C. Lindberg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Esther Carwin "Miss Lindy" Lindberg, 92, of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at the medical center.

Born May 27, 1908, in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of the late John Oscar and Ida Palmquist Lindberg.

She attended school in Springfield.

She was employed as a supply technician at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.

She served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 2629 WAC BN (OVHD) Unit, where she received the WAAC Service Ribbon and a Bronze Service Star, among other medals.

She was a Devout Catholic.

She was a member of VFW Post 896 of Martinsburg.

She is survived by close friends Rolande M. Woodward, Charles and Pamela A. Miller and Pamela A. Gustines Woodward, all of Charles Town, W.Va.

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She was the last of her immediate family.

Services and burial will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Culpeper National Cemetery in Culpeper, Va.

Memorial donations may be made to Nursing Home Care Unit, A-Side, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.




Nina B. Lunceford

LINDEN, Va. - Nina Beatrice Lunceford, 87, of Linden, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal, Va.

Born Aug. 10, 1913, in Loudoun County, Va., she was the daughter of the late William T. and Virginia G. Stickles Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston R. Lunceford.

She is survived by two daughters, Ruby E. Dowler of Hagerstown and Linda G. Leatherwood of Farmville, Va.; two sons, William Preston Lunceford and Robert Fred Lunceford, both of Marshall, Va.; a sister, Lucille Cameron of Petersburg, W.Va.; a brother, James Thomas of Boyce, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be today at 2 p.m. at Royston Funeral Home in Marshall. The Rev. J. Randolph Daniels will officiate. Burial will be in Ivy Hill Cemetery in Upperville, Va.

The family received friends Saturday, Jan. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.




Charles W. Lewis

INWOOD, W.Va. - Charles W. "Walt" Lewis, 81, of Inwood, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 2, 1919, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lemuel and Amelia Ramsburg Lewis.

He retired from DuPont after 28 years.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army during the Pacific Theatre where he received three bronze stars and the Purple Heart, among other medals. He participated in three campaigns, Kwajalein atoll, Eniwetok and Saipan. He was wounded on Eniwetok. He became Berkeley County's first veteran to be discharged under the Army's point and deployment system.

He was a member of Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Williams Lewis; a son, Louis W. Lewis Sr. of Martinsburg; two sisters, Gwynn Parkinson of Winchester, Va., and Betty Tymeson of Cherokee, Iowa; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Lewis, and four brothers, Kenneth Lewis, James Lewis, Patrick Lewis and Thomas Lewis.

Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The Rev. William C. Crowe will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, with military graveside services by Veterans Combined Honor Guard of Martinsburg.

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




Ann E. Barrat

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Ann Eldred Barrat, 76, of Shepherdstown, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Homewood in Williamsport.

Born Feb. 28, 1924, in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of the late James Rodman and Anna Duffy Eldred.

She was a 1947 graduate of the University of Rhode Island.

She was a substitute high school teacher in Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown, where she was a former member of the vestry.

She was a member of American Association of University Women, Martinsburg Travel Club and Martinsburg Garden Club.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph G. Barrat Jr.; three sons, Robert E. Barrat of Charles Town, W.Va., John D. Barrat of Martinsburg and James R. Barrat of Takoma Park, Md.; two sisters, Edith E. McCulloch of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Dorcas E. Tabor of Arlington, Va.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown. The Rev. C.T. Schramm will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Shepherdstown Public Library, P.O. Box 278, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




Vivian M. Seal

Vivian Mae Seal, 67, of 16236 Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 2, 1933, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Irene Lowman Butts.

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