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January 21, 2002

Obituaries for 1/20



Mary E. Barrow


WINCHESTER, Va. - Mary E. Barrow, 75, of Winchester, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born Feb. 14, 1926, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John H. and Bertha Mills Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Barrow, in 1980.

She was a member of Abundant Life Christian Center in Stephens City, Va.

She is survived by six daughters, Faye Kerns of Stephens City, Mae Ballenger of Middleway, W.Va., Kay Mumaw of Thurmont, Md., Connie Knipple of Stuarts Draft, Va., Joy Walls of Gerrardstown, W.Va., and Bonnie Smith of Inwood, W.Va.; five sons, Ronnie Barrow, Gay Barrow and Ray Barrow, all of Winchester, Jay Barrow of Arden, W.Va., and Nay Barrow of Glengary, W.Va.; five sisters, Juanita Trenary of Ridgeway, W.Va., Betty Sampson of Middleway, Stella Trenary and Nancy Hodgson, both of Bunker Hill, W.Va., and Carol Stein of New Jersey; four brothers, David Jackson of Altoona, Pa., Tiny Jackson of Stephens City, Albert Jackson of Ridgeway and Benny Jackson of Middleway; 29 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by a son, Donnie C. Barrow; a brother, Harry Jackson; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at South Berkeley Chapel Funeral Home in Inwood. The Rev. Malcolm Van De Reit will officiate. Burial will be in Paynes Chapel Cemetery.

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




Mehrl W. Shultz Sr.


FREDERICK, Md. - Mehrl Wilson Shultz Sr., 87, of 417 Columbus Ave., died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born in Ijamsville, Md., he was the son of the late Charles Franklin and Della Gaver Shultz.

For 44 years, he had been employed as a truck driver by Earl W.H. Mercer and Son Trucking Co. of Frederick and Hagerstown. During his retirement, for another 16 years, he continued to work part-time for the newly formed Earl W.H. Mercer and Son Crouse Trucking Co.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick.

He was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose 371 of Frederick, where he was honorary governor and a member of the Legion of the Moose. He also was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1067 of Frederick.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Mackley Shultz, whom he married July 19, 1933; two daughters, Gladys Carey and Carolyn S. Gordon, both of Frederick; two sons, Mehrl S. Shultz of Frederick and Carroll E. Shultz at home; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Shoemaker and Audry Staton, and three brothers, Raymond Shultz, Austin Shultz and Marvin Shultz.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Robert E. Dailey and Son Funeral Home, 1201 N. Market St., Frederick. Dr. W. Phillip Fogarty will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

The family will receive friends Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to The Advanced Life Support, Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702.




Bruce R. Griffith


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Bruce R. Griffith, 66, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born Nov. 11, 1935, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of Ruth Welch Griffith and the late Ralph Griffith.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Connie Kline Griffith; a daughter, Laura A. Griffith of Martinsburg; three sons, Bruce R. Griffith and Kip M. Griffith, both of Martinsburg, and Scott R. Griffith of Falling Waters, W.Va.; three stepdaughters, Cheryl Hornbaker, Robin Engle and Kristianne Yates, all of Martinsburg; a stepson, Kevin Verzich of Martinsburg; two sisters, Louise Brady of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Geraldine Griffith of Martinsburg; a brother, Donald R. Griffith of Martinsburg; four grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and a step-great-granddaughter.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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




Amanda J. Gregory


HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Amanda Janelle "Mandi" Gregory, 14, of Hedgesville and Williamsport, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at her home in Hedgesville.

Born Jan. 14, 1988, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of Mary Hutzell of Williamsport and Anthony Gregory of Hedgesville.

She attended Hedgesville Middle School, as an advanced eighth-grader.

She attended St. James Brethren Church, St. James, and Bethel Assembly of God, Martinsburg, W.Va.

She participated in gymnastics.

She and her family, through Make a Wish Foundation, were flown to Orlando, Fla. on Nov. 1, 2001. They visited Sea World, Animal Kingdom and Discovery Cove, where she swam with the dolphins.

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