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Obituaries for 5/6

May 07, 2001

Obituaries for 5/6



James E. Hutson


SHARPSBURG - James Edward Hutson, 83, of 5119 Harpers Ferry Road, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 2, 1917, in Antietam, Md., he was the son of the late Sadie Ada Alice Jamison and George Washington Hutson.

He was employed by C&O Canal Park Service in maintenance, retiring in 1988.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He attended Antietam Church of God.

He was a member of Antietam Post 236 American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jessie Ann Spitter Hutson of Sharpsburg; a daughter, Bonnie Ann Thompson of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; a son, Donald James Hutson of Sharpsburg; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. The Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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




Jeanetta M. Samsell


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Jeanetta M. Samsell, 86, of Menno Village, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Dec. 30, 1914, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Enoch and Mida Drake Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Samsell.

She was a graduate of Williamsport High School.

She was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church.

She retired from Letterkenny Army Depot.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Adams of Inwood, W.Va., and Glennis S. Garnes of Chambersburg, and a sister, Katherine Bowers of Martinsburg, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mida Gellner, and a brother, Harvey Miller.

Private graveside services will be at Harmony Cemetery in Marlowe, W.Va. Chaplin Vernon D. Isner will officiate.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.




Nina E. Spencer


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Nina Ebert Spencer, 86, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Autumn Acres Personal Care Home in Berkeley Springs.

Born Nov. 15, 1914, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth Whisner Spencer.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs.

She is survived by a cousin, James W. Parr of Paw Paw, W.Va., and a close friend, Glenna Henry of Berkeley Springs.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Hilda Myers.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St. in Berkeley Springs. Pastor Andrew J. Cooney will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401; or First United Methodist Church, 110 S. Green St., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.




James D. Braithwaite


James De-Kalb Braithwaite, 72, of 17610 Crest Drive, Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 10, 1929, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Paul Robert and Lucy Jane Hatter Braithwaite.

He was employed by Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md., for 39 years. He also worked for the Park Service.

He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Hagerstown Grace Brethren Church.

He was a member of Funkstown American Legion Post 211, Frederick Street Amvets of Hagerstown, Red Men and VFW Post 1936.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian L. Cage Braithwaite; two sons, James R. Braithwaite and Daniel N. Braithwaite, both of Hagerstown; a brother, Ernest Braithwaite of Williamsport; four grandsons; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Kline, and a brother, Paul Braithwaite.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown. The Revs. Robert L. Dell and Dean P. Pryor will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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




John A. Martin


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - John A. Martin, 67, of 315 Strickler Ave., died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Sept. 24, 1933, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Paul R. and Mary C. Brechbill Martin.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mae Fortney Martin, on Dec. 26, 2000. They were married Jan. 7, 1953.

He attended schools in Greencastle, Pa., and Mercersburg, Pa.

He retired in 1999 after more than 40 years of service as a delivery person for Peiffer Heating and Oil Co., now Penn-Mar Oil Co., in Waynesboro. Earlier, he worked at Waynesboro Shoe Factory and Fortney Mobile Home Sales in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church.

He was a former member of Gold Wing Motorcycle Club.

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