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April 22, 2002

Barbara J. Watson


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Barbara Jocelyn Heath Watson, 88, of The Hoover House Assisted Living Home, 227 W. Main St., and formerly of Miller Place, N.Y., Clearwater, Fla., and Seminole, Fla., died Friday, April 19, 2002, at the Hoover House.

Born Sept. 26, 1913, in Kingston, Jamaica, British West Indies, she was the daughter of the late Harold D. and Effie Ashby Heath.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wilbur Watson, in 1976. They were married May 30, 1942.

She was a graduate of Jamaica High School in New York City and attended Hunter College.

She was employed by Hanover Bank in Manhattan prior to her marriage. Later, she held a number of direct sales positions on Long Island from 1948 until her retirement in 1969.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thurmont, Md.

She was active in various Episcopal churches in New York and Florida and composed and copyrighted 39 inspirational songs from 1978 to 1984. Three collections of her inspirational music were recorded by the musical group CharisMagic.

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She wrote several unpublished short stories and magazine articles.

She is survived by a son, Spencer C. Watson of Sabillasville, Md.; a stepson, Richard B. Watson of Clearwater; a sister, Helen E. Abritis of Clearwater; a brother, Douglas A. Heath of Port Neches, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a stepson, Robert P. Watson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thurmont. Burial will follow in Brown's Cemetery, Foxville, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Patricia Clark, The Hoover House, 227 W. Main St. Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro.

Faye M. Hageny


GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - Faye Marie Hageny, 21, of Great Cacapon, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Shepherdstown, W.Va., from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Born April 7, 1981, in Bossier, La., she was the daughter of Larry Dean and Lana Barker Hutchinson of Great Cacapon.

She was a 1999 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and was in the junior class at Shepherd College, majoring in recreation and leisure studies.

She was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority,and the Panhellenic Council.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Catherine L. Hageny of Great Cacapon; a brother, Timothy A. Hageny Jr. of Martinsburg, W.Va.; paternal grandparent Margaret M. Hutchinson; maternal grandparents Harold and Patricia L. Barker; and aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Shaun Hageny.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. Burial will follow in Mount Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon.

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.

Dorothy G. Henry


GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - Dorothy G. Henry, 84, formerly of Great Cacapon, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Shady Grove Hospital in Gaithersburg, Md.

Born March 27, 1918, in Dayton, Va., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Agnes Zircle Gaines.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph D. Henry Sr., in 1992.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

She is survived by a daughter, Judith H. Lee of Gaithersburg; a son, Joseph D. Henry Jr. of Gibsonia, Pa.; three sisters, Wanda Geiman of Winchester, Va., Phyllis Hicklin of Waynesboro, Va., and Katherine Killan of Seattle; a brother, Jack Gaines of Harrisonburg, Va.; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline Miles and Alma Sandy, and three brothers, Robert Gaines, Gilbert Gaines and Edward Gaines Jr.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The Rev. Glenn Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Great Cacapon Fire Station, P.O. Box 247, Railroad St., Great Cacapon, WV 25422.

James J. Ratchford


James J. Ratchford, 65, of Eastwood Court, Hagerstown, and formerly of Gallitzin, Pa., died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at his home.

Born July 5, 1936, in Tunnel Hill, Pa., he was the son of Rose Salpino Ratchford of Gallitzin and the late Regis Ratchford.

He was a 1954 graduate of Altoona Catholic High School and a 1959 graduate of St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa., receiving a bachelor's degree in science and chemistry.

He worked for seven years as a chemist for Lubrizal in Cleveland. Then, he was vice president of research and development at Mastic Corp., retiring in 1997. Later, he became an independent consultant.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hagerstown and a former member of St. Patricks Catholic Church in Gallitzin.

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