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Obituaries

February 20, 2004

Paul D. Ring


MIDDLEWAY, W.Va. - Paul D. Ring, 80, of Middleway, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at his home.

Born Sept. 10, 1923, in Middleway, he was the son of the late Douglas F. and Beulah Beahm Ring.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda L. Ring, in 1981.

He had been employed by Capitol Cement Co., formerly Martin-Marietta Co., in Martinsburg, W.Va.

He was a member of Middleway United Methodist Church and had been a member of the choir, a Sunday school superintendent and a trustee.

He was a member and past master of Triluminar Lodge 117 of Middleway and a member of Bethesda Chapter 16 Royal Arch Masons.

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He is survived by three daughters, Sandra Gruber of Middleway, Teresa McCabe of Winchester, Va., and Denise Ring of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one sister, Juanita Ashley of Hagerstown; three brothers, Lawrence Ring, Allen Ring and Kenneth Ring, all of Middleway; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Athey, and two brothers, Earl Ring and Charles Ring.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Middleway United Methodist Church. The Rev. James Embrey will officiate. Burial will be in Middleway Masonic Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401; or Middleway United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 580, Kearneysville, WV 25430.

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




Nellie M. Shelly


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Nellie Marie Wiles Shelly, 67, of Guilford Spring Road, who died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, also is survived by five stepgrandchildren.




Henry A. Dean


Henry A. "Leggs" Dean, 68, of 201 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 15, 1935, in Cat Island, Bahamas, he was the son of the late William Alfred and Hilda Irene Newborn Dean.

He was employed by US Glad Sugar Mill in Belle Glade, Fla.

He is survived by his companion of 28 years, Ella C. Hardy; two daughters, Jeanette L. Newborn of Pahokee, Fla., and Lucy N. Hardy of Hagerstown; five sisters; one brother; grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home. The Rev. Derek H. Kee will officiate. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.




Ruth L. Bernecker


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ruth L. Bernecker, 93, of Penn Hall Nursing Home, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Penn Hall.

Born March 27, 1910, in St. Thomas, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Annie Gelwicks Lohr.

She attended Brown's Mill School.

She was a self-employed domestic worker for 25 years.

She was a Protestant.

She is survived by one stepdaughter, Helen Hoover of Chambersburg; two stepsons, David Bernecker of St. Thomas and Glenn Bernecker of Chambersburg; 10 stepgrandchildren; and 16 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home in Chambersburg. The Rev. Charles Price will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity U.C.C., 7169 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas, PA 17252.




W. Roy Mellott


NEEDMORE, Pa. - W. Roy Mellott, 88, of 14507 Timber Ridge Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born June 26, 1915, in Needmore, he was the son of the late Clarence R. and Mable L. Truax Mellott.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine M. Mellott, in 1993. They were married Oct. 2, 1936.

He retired from PennDOT in 1978.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren in Needmore.

He is survived by one son, Ronnie R. Mellott of Needmore; one sister, Rosalie DeShong of McConnellsburg; one brother, Thorton Mellott Jr. of McConnellsburg; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Nevada Hollenshead, and four brothers, Grant C. Mellott, Ross Mellott, Sheridan Mellott and William Mellott.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren in Needmore. The Rev. Roger Truax will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Pa., which will open at 2 p.m. Visitation also will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the church.




Leona M. Kave


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Leona Marie Kave, 78, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at Valley View Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs.

Born April 11, 1925, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Henry R. and Mary Fleek Snidemiller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lee Kave, in 1961. They were married in 1938.

She was a member of Berkeley Springs Church of the Nazarene.

She retired from Valley View Nursing Home after 10 years as a nurses' aide.

She is survived by two sons, Edward L. Kave of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Charles H. Kave of Berkeley Springs; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, James D. R. Kave, and one brother, James H. Snidemiller.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Rodney C. Truax will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 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.

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