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October 26, 2003

Joseph B. Wibberley


Joseph Bryan Wibberley, 53, of Albemarle County, Va., died Oct. 21, 2003, after a brief, stoic battle with cancer at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born May 6, 1950, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Harold E. and Amelia L. Baechtel Wibberley.

He was a 1978 graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and was a member of various conservation and environmental groups.

He was a director and partner of Dunbar, Milby, Williams, Pittman and Vaughan. He was a licensed structural engineer in five states, providing services in Virginia and the Central Atlantic Region for 25 years. He was an avid lover of the Allegheny Mountains, "where the rivers begin."

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Survivors include his wife, Tess Franklyn, of Albemarle County; his children, Emily K. Wibberley of Fayetteville, N.C., E. Amanda Wibberley of Wilmington, N.C., and Molly Amelia Wibberley of Charlottesville, Va.; stepchildren Tosh A. Marks of New York and Brian R. Marks and Seth J. Marks, both of Richmond, Va.; a son-in-law, Kenneth Radford of Charlottesville; a brother, Murray E. Wibberley, and a sister, Midge W. Keener both of Hagerstown, Md.; and two grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Dr. David Campanelli, who went above and beyond the call of duty.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at Hill & Wood Chapel. Interment will be private.

Hill & Wood Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.




George W. Green Jr.


KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - George W. Green Jr., 67, of Kearneysville, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at his home.

Born July 26, 1936, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late George W. and Thelma Burkett Green.

He was employed by the U.S. government as a postal clerk for 39 years.

He served in the U.S. Army and the West Virginia Air National Guard.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.

He was a member of Martinsburg Moose Lodge 120.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Gwendolyn Kursey Green; a daughter, Carrie Green of Martinsburg; two sons, Todd Green of Antioch, Ill., and Jeffrey Green of Martinsburg, W.Va.; a sister, Doris Blackford of Martinsburg; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Tom J. Baker will officiate.

Burial will be private.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Ruth M. Butts


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ruth Marie Butts, 88, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at Care Haven of Martinsburg.

Born Jan. 24, 1915, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Raleigh and Clarabelle McMillan Butts.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

She is survived by close friends Jean and Liz Linton, with whom she lived for more than 25 years.

She was the last of her immediate family.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and seven brothers.

Graveside services will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.




Freddy D. Dillard


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Freddy Delano Dillard, 62, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at his home.

Born Dec. 11, 1940, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Paul Robert Dillard and the late Gertrude Dillard Kimes.

He was a 1958 graduate of Martinsburg High School, where he excelled in track and field, earning several state titles and the nickname "Fast Freddy".

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, where he served on the church council and coached the girls basketball team.

He was a member of Knights of Columbus, the Moose Club and the Elks Club and a former president of Bedington Volunteer Fire Department.

During the 1970s, he was a Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Joan Bivens Dillard; two daughters, Amber Veltri and Andria Klucinec; two sons, Brent Dillard and Breck Dillard; six sisters, Ruth Robertson, Dorothy Thorpe, Shirley Kalinowski, Joyce Hogbin, Beverly Johnson and Sandra Hough; three brothers, Paul Dillard, Harold Dillard and James Dillard; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Dillard.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

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