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February 07, 2001

Obituaries for 2/8



Willidean V. Payne


SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Willidean Virginia Payne, 59, of Shenandoah Junction, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at the Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born Jan. 13, 1942, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert Franklin and Alberta Viands Long.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis R. Payne.

She was a packer for Jefferson Orchard.

She was a member of Mission Tabernacle Church.

She is survived by a brother, Stanley E. Long Jr. of Bakerton, W.Va.; 12 nieces; 12 nephews; 15 grand-nieces and five grand-nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son; and two brothers, Robert F. Long Jr. and James W. Long.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mission Tabernacle Church, Mission Road, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The Rev. Lee R. Strickler will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town, W.Va.

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The family will receive friends today and Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, W.Va.

Jeffrey A. Keller


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jeffrey Allan Keller, 48, of Charles Town, and formerly of Milford, Del., died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 15, 1952, in Reading, Pa., he was the son of the late Mark J. and Alberta H. Yeiser Keller.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by a sister, Sylvia Hoddinott of Charles Town; a brother, Terry L. Yeiser of Milford; two nieces; a nephew; and two great-nephews.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Feb. 17, at 1:30 p.m. at the Veterans Affairs Nursing Home Chapel, Martinsburg. The Rev. Don LaFabre will officiate.

Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Nursing Home Care Unit, Route 9, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Doris M. Marion


ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Doris M. Marion, 80, of 2059 Appleway, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at her home.

Born July 29, 1920, in West Milford, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Lucy Sly Rhinesmith.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Thomas Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by her husband, Arnold Marion; a son, Robert Marion of Edenville, Pa.; a sister, Avonne Van Dyke of Shippensburg, Pa.; and a brother, Russell Rhinesmith of Pompton Lakes, N.J.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 6492 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas. The Rev. Alvin Hezlep will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Jeremiah E. Hoffman


STATE LINE, Pa. - In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for Jeremiah Elias Hoffman, 24, of State Line, who died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, may be made to Cedar Ridge Children's Ministries Home and School, c/o School Spiritual Committee, P.O. Box 439, Williamsport, MD 21795.

Leo B. Wyand


Leo Blessing Wyand, 89, of Ravenwood Assisted Living, Hagerstown, and formerly of 18910 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at the assisted living center.

Born May 30, 1911, in Keedysville, he was the son of the late George and Sarah Goldie Leatherman Wyand.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Magdeline Moats Wyand, in 1981.

He was a dairy farmer, retiring in 1965. He had been employed by the Washington County Board of Education at Boonsboro High School; and as a school bus driver.

He was a former member of Keedysville Ruritan Club; Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Association; a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels; and participated in jousting tournaments.

He is survived by three daughters, Audrey L. Poffenberger and Sharon W. Cook, both of Boonsboro, and Georgia A. Barton of Hagerstown; a son, David Leon Wyand Sr. of Keedysville; four sisters, Margaret Mumma, Catherine Needy, Dorotha Roulette and Lela Hill, all of Hagerstown; a close friend, Anna Lee Burker of Sharpsburg; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Dagenhart; and two brothers, Emory Wyand and his twin, Leon Wyand.

Services will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church. The Revs. Kenneth J. Fizer Jr. and Lloyal H. Vanderveer will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Keedysville.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, Keedysville, MD 21756 or Fairview Cemetery, c/o Geneva Barkdoll, 19652 Millpoint Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

John G. Ray Jr.


SHARPSBURG - Dr. John George Ray Jr., 76, of Sharpsburg, and formerly of Washington and Frederick, Md., died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born April 9, 1924, in Washington, he was the son of the late John George and Elizabeth Elsie Oram Wilson Ray.

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