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Obituaries

November 03, 2003

Joyce V. Hose


CLEAR SPRING - Joyce Vivian Moore Hose, 71, of Clear Spring, who died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, also is survived by a brother, Robert Moore of Clear Spring.




Sandra B. Sperry


HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Sandra Blair Sperry, 57, of Hedgesville, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born July 10, 1946, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of Florence Staley Tonalli and the late Nelson Tonalli.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, David C. Sperry; a daughter, Roxanne Philipson of Martinsburg; two grandchildren, Chelsea Keefer and Morgan Henderson; and a step-grandchild, J.T. McCrystal.

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Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. William C. Crowe will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

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




Gene C. Raines


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Gene Cracker Raines, 65, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at his home.

Born July 29, 1938, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert L. and Edna Gray Raines.

He retired from Capitol Cement.

He was a member of Independent Bible Church.

He is survived by a son, Robert Raines of Martinsburg; a sister, M. Kathleen Harrison of Martinsburg; and three brothers, Ewuel W. Raines of Atlanta and Herman L. Raines and Garland E. Raines, both of Martinsburg.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dalton K. Raines.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. Pastor Curtis T. Lowry will officiate.

Burial will be in New Norborne Cemetery, with military graveside services.

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




Charles Daugherty


BAKERTON, W.Va. - Charles "Pete" Daugherty, 80, of Bakerton, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Born June 24, 1923, in Bakerton, he was the son of the late Charles D. and Margaret Geary Daugherty.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine VanGosen Daugherty.

He retired from Fairchild-Hiller in Hagerstown and General Motors in Martinsburg, W.Va.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force.

He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Bakerton.

He was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by three daughters, Sandra K. Walker of Hagerstown, Margaret Ann Perini and husband Louis of Williamsport and Linda Hancock of Bakerton; three grandchildren, Natasha Tucker of Martinsburg, W.Va., Danielle Nichole Perini of Williamsport and Mattelynn Hancock and husband Creine Mejia of Bakerton.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church in Bakerton. The Rev. Noni Sigler will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town, W.Va.

The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 236, Bakerton, WV 25410, or Friendship Fire Co., P.O. Box 126, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425.




Bevitt D. Haines


FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Bevitt D. Haines, 82, of Falling Waters, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at Heartland Nursing Home.

Born Nov. 8, 1920, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles Henry Haines and Bessie Alfreda Bradshaw Haines.

He served as Mack Trucks' first plant chairman.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 171 of Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Mary C. Arvin Haines; a daughter, Kyleen M. Bartles of Hedgesville, W.Va.; and a son, Kenneth M. Haines of Falling Waters.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon D. Weidman.

Private services will be at Rosedale Funeral Home in Martinsburg. Pastor Eddie Edmonds will officiate.




Robert W. Boissiere Sr.


THOMASVILLE, Ga. - Robert William Boissiere Sr., of Thomasville, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at Hospitality Care Nursing Home.

Born Nov. 15, 1911, in Orleans, France, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Georges Boissiere.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline Diffendall Boissiere. They were married in Hagerstown on Thanksgiving Day in 1945.

He received two master's degrees from Florida State University.

He was a member of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II and retired from the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1952 to 1965.

He was a member of the Foreign Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, spoke nine languages, wrote award-winning fiction while serving in the military and was a prize-winning sculpture and woodcarver while living in Hawaii.

He is survived by a son, Robert W. Boissiere Jr., and granddaughters Gabrielle Boissiere and Madeline Boissiere, all of Tallahassee, Fla.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. at Allen and Allen Funeral Home in Thomasville. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

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