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July 26, 2003

James L. Gloyd Jr.


GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - James Lewis "Little Jamie" Gloyd Jr., 7, of Great Cacapon, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at his home.

Born April 4, 1996, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of James Lewis and Barbara Ann Keller Gloyd of Great Cacapon.

He attended North Berkeley Elementary School in Berkeley Springs.

He played in the Morgan County Soccer League and was crowned "Tiny Mr. Fire Chief" of the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Co. in 2000.

He was a Methodist.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by paternal grandparents Perry L. Gloyd of Great Cacapon and Ervine K. S. Allen and Dennis Allen of Paw Paw, W.Va.; maternal grandparents Anna Mae F. Steiner of Berkeley Springs and Lonnie Keller of New Jersey; eight aunts and uncles; great aunts; great uncles; and cousins.

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He was preceded in death by paternal grandmother Georgiana Gloyd; and maternal grandfather Gregory Steiner.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. Pastor Steven R. Dawson will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 10 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Nebo Cemetery, 10757 Cacapon Road, Great Cacapon, WV 25422, or Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 247, Great Cacapon, WV 24522.




Vera M. Kuhns


HARRISONBURG, Va. - Vera Mae Kuhns, 77, of Harrisonburg and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died Friday, July 25, 2003, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Park View Mennonite Church. Pastor Phil Kniss will officiate.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.

A graveside service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Cedar Grove Mennonite Church Cemetery in Greencastle, Pa.

Arrangements are by Kyger Funeral Home, Harrisonburg.




Dorothy M. Longmore


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Dorothy Marie Crawford Longmore, 76, 0f 200 Gloucester Drive, Martinsburg, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at Canterbury Nursing Home in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Born, May 27, 1927, in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles Boals and Diva Marie Lee Crawford.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wallace Longmore, in 1989.

She was a graduate of Iowa State University.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Irwin Presbyterian Church in Stoneboro, Pa.

She is survived by three sons, Charles Longmore of Ponca City, Okla., James Longmore of Erie, Pa., and Thomas Longmore of Kearneysville, W.Va.; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister Betty Crawford Taylor.

Graveside services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Sandy Lake, Pa. Charles Van Dine will officiate.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Vana Funeral Home in Hadley, Pa.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport, Md.




Threll W. Sinn


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Threll William "Tim" Sinn, 93, of Charles Town, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at Shenandoah Health Village Center in Charles Town.

Born March 19, 1910, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Clyde Rexford and Annie Frances Myers Sinn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Virginia Grumbine Sinn, in 1983.

He retired after 34 years as the owner and operator of Charles Town Photo and Gift Shoppe in Charles Town.

He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town.

He was a former member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948 of Charles Town, the Charles Town Lions Club and the Charles Town Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan V. Burns of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a brother, Robert M. Sinn of Wilmington, Del.; three grandchildren, Brian Clouser, Keith Clouser and Heather Clouser; and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, John F. Sinn, Kenneth Sinn and William Sinn.

A memorial service will be Friday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, Charles Town. The Rev. Richard Kroll will officiate.

Burial will be private.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to Shenandoah Health Village Center, 219 Prospect Ave., Charles Town, WV 25414.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.




Lewis R. Watson Sr.


ROOSEVELT, N.Y. - Lewis Richard "Fats" "Lou" Watson Sr., 67, of 96 Willet Place, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y.

Born Jan. 12, 1936, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Rosetta Watson-Andrews.

He was a 1954 graduate of North Street High School. He was a 1972 graduate of the Vocational Education and Extension Board's Trade and Technical School in New Hyde Park, N.Y. He also attended the American Academy-McAllister Institute for Funeral Service in New York City.

For 25 years, he and his wife owned and operated Watson Funeral Home on 24 W. Bethel St. in Hagerstown.

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