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June 24, 2003

Iris J. Woods


THURMONT, Md. - Iris Joann Woods, 65, of Thurmont, died Monday, June 23, 2003, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 17, 1938, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Austin C. and Linnie Geraldine Powell Godlove.

She was a 1957 graduate of Fort Hill High School, attended Catherman's Business College and completed schooling at Allegany College in the Maryland Certified Food Managers Course.

She was an operations manager in the Frederick County School System.

She was a member of National Beta Sigma Phi, where she received the Order of the Rose, and held offices in Cumberland and Frederick chapters.

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She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Edgar A. Woods; two sons, Eric A. Woods of Frederick, and Troy L. Wood of Fairplay; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Cumberland. Burial will be in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Cumberland.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, Thurmont, and at the church Thursday at noon.

Memorial donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, Race Street, Cumberland, MD 21502; or to Weller United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 110 Altamont Terrace, Thurmont, MD 21788.




George E. Armstrong


HALLTOWN, W.Va. - George Edwin Armstrong, 79, of Halltown, died Monday, June 23, 2003, at his son's home in Bolivar, W.Va.

Services will be Wednesday at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, W.Va.

Viewing will be today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.




Bernard L. Watson


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Bernard L. Watson, 75, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at Outlook Pointe in Martinsburg.

Born Oct. 12, 1927, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late George F. and Edith F. Sanders Watson.

His first wife, Anna Lee Seal, preceded him in death.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Bedington United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men and was past president of Frederick District United Methodist Men.

He volunteered with Meals on Wheels.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth J. Watson; one daughter, Barbara Haid of Atlanta; one stepson, Granville Mercer of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.; one sister, Carol Nealis of Springfield, Ohio; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Edith V. Watson, Mildred Hull Smith and Freeda Sherrard; and one brother, George Lowell Watson.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Walter F. Bowers will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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




J.W. Bishop


WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - James Warren "J.W." Bishop, 26, of Long Hollow Road, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Cedar Grove Christian Church, Warfordsburg. The Rev. Timothy B. Close will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, and at the church Wednesday one hour prior to the service.




Melvin G. Zollner


CUMBERLAND, Md. - Melvin George Zollner, 83, of Cumberland, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at Memorial Hospital.

Born July 20, 1919, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Raymond V. and Irene Hauser Zollner.

He retired from Celanese Corp.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. While in Anzio Beach, Italy, he was captured and was a prisoner of war until the war's end.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

He was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Gretchen Carroll Zollner; one son, Raymond C. Zollner of Charles Town, W.Va.; and two stepgrandchildren, Ashley Woodford and Darcy Woodford.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Catherine Gellner.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Scarpelli Funeral Home in Cumberland. Pastor Glenn Capacchione will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.




Mary L. Darr


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mary Lucinda Boyles Darr, 84, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at City Hospital.

Born Feb. 5, 1919, in Gerrardstown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Clifford H. Boyles Sr. and Mary Shroades Boyles.

Her husband, Harry L. Darr, preceded her in death.

She retired from National Fruit Co.

She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two stepdaughters, Jean Compton and JoAnn Shirley, both of Martinsburg; three sisters, Catherine B. Price, Geneva B. Beavers and Helen B. Schlack, all of Martinsburg; one brother, Clifford H. Boyles Jr. of Martinsburg; nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Charles W. Townsend will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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