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March 21, 2002

Velda M. Avey


GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - Velda M. Avey, 85, of Great Cacapon, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at Valley View Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born Dec. 3, 1916, in Great Cacapon, she was the daughter of the late John Walter and Annie Catherine Gaither Whisner.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence E. "Biff" Kline; and by her second husband, Delvan Max Avey.

She attended public schools in Great Cacapon.

She was employed by the National Fruit Processing Co. in Winchester, Va.; was a nursing aide at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; and a homemaker.

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She was a Protestant.

She is survived by one daughter, Joyce H. Thomas of Stuart, Fla.; one sister, Marguerite Effland Landers of Hancock; one brother, H. Donald Whisner of Berkeley Springs; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Rita Lee Byers; two sisters; and 11 brothers.

Services will be today at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. Pastor Jack Hiles Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon.

The family will receive friends today from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.




Martha K. Moses


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Martha Kaye Moses, 61, of 522 S. Main St., died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at his home.

Born July 27, 1940, in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of Marshall Brooks of Ipsilanti, Mich., and the late Isabell E. Harris Spoonhour.

She was a 1958 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She was a certified nursing aide at South Mountain Restoration Center in South Mountain, Pa., retiring after 15 years. She had worked as a seamstress at Stanley Clothing Co. in Chambersburg.

She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Chambersburg.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, W.C. Moses, whom she married Dec. 27, 1985; two daughters, Angila M. Green of York Springs, Pa. and Linda L. O'Neal of Fayetteville, Pa.; two sons, William T. Brooks and Thomas H. Brooks, both of Chambersburg; six sisters, Mary A. Medina of Greencastle, Pa., Alfreda B. Hinton, Carol V. Scott and Sandra M. Spoonhour, all of Fayetteville, Inez Poter of Michigan and Irene Brooks of Florida; one brother, Marshall Brooks Jr. of Long Island, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Marjorie Vasquez; two sons, Eugene Brooks and Richard Brooks; and one granddaughter.

Graveside services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Brownsville Cemetery, Fayetteville. Minister John Rideout will officiate.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Thomas Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.




Michael D. Butler


GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. - Michael Denny Butler, 42, of Gerrardstown, W.Va., died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at his home.

Born Feb. 6, 1960, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of James D. Butler of Inwood, W.Va., and the late Anna Lee Shade Butler.

In addition to his father, he is survived by two sons, Michael John Butler and Dustin James Butler, both of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; two sisters, Amelia Ann Shepherd and Deborah Kay Moreland, both of Inwood; and one brother, Boyd Douglas Butler of Gerrardstown.

He was preceded in death by one brother, James D. Butler Jr.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood. Pastor Raymond Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Central Chapel Cemetery.

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




Ronald H. Fisher


RIVERDALE, Md. - Ronald Harry Fisher, 61, of Riverdale, and formerly of Cumberland, Md., died Tuesday, April 19, 2002, at Prince George's Hospital Center, Cheverly, Md.

Born April 13, 1940, in Cumberland, he was the son of Leota Kelley Fisher of Homewood Retirement Home, Williamsport, and the late Harry William Fisher.

He worked as an air conditioning and heating technician for W. F. Collins.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a member of American Legion Post 297; Sons of Confederate Veterans; BPO Elks Lodge 1778 of Prince George's County, Md.; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 2025 of Lanham, Md.; National Rifle Association; and Steam Fitters Local 602.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sandra R. Fisher; one daughter, Wendy Camerson of Edgewater, Md.; one brother, Eugene A. Fisher of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Gasch's Funeral Home, Hyattsville, Md. The Rev. William Criss will officiate.

Burial will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Cumberland, with military services by Cumberland Combined Veterans.

The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Special Love Inc., 117 Youth Development Court, Winchester, VA 22602.




Malcolm E. Shaw


BIG POOL - Malcolm E. "Jim" Shaw, 83, of 9941 National Pike, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at his home.

Born Oct. 20, 1918, in Warfordsburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Gaylen Brethed and Catherine Elizabeth Spiker Shaw.

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