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April 16, 2004

Francis T. Clements

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Francis T. Clements, 80, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at his home.

Born March 23, 1924, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Thomas Clements and Irene Langley Burns Clements.

He retired in 1994 as a maintenance worker from Senior Life Services of Morgan County, W.Va.

He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Hancock.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Williams Clements, three grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald DeBord and Terry DeBord, and two sisters, Gladys Lynch and Mary Robey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Joseph C. Mercieca will be celebrant. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs.


Visitation will be today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs. A vigil will be held at 7 p.m.

Beulah G. Butts

INWOOD, W.Va. - Beulah G. Butts, 82, of Inwood, died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 10, 1921, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Sam S. and Ethel Girault Gantt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Butts Sr.

She was a member of Inwood Assembly of God.

She is survived by three daughters, Joyce Johnson of Inwood, Linda Dugan of Martinsburg and Brenda Elkins of Milton, Fla.; one son, Gary L. Butts of Hedgesville, W.Va.; one sister, Hazel Kackley of Martinsburg; one stepsister, Ellen Myers of Martinsburg; one stepbrother, Woody Butts of Martinsburg; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, James F. Butts Jr. and Timothy D. Butts; seven sisters; three brothers; and two stepsisters.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel in Inwood. The Rev. James L. Schuelke will officiate. Burial will be in Mountainside Tabernacle.

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

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

Clifford E. Barnhart

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Clifford Earl Barnhart, 85, of 4344 Coseytown Road, died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at Manor Care Health Services in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Feb. 18, 1919, in Bino, Pa., he was the son of the late William and Nora Provard Barnhart.

He attended White Pine School House in Coseytown.

He worked for 30 years at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg before retiring as a carpenter foreman in 1974.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and two Bronze Stars, among other decorations.

He attended Maple Grove First Church of God in Mercersburg, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Isabel Hines Barnhart, whom he married June 1, 1940; one daughter, Dolly Miller of Chambersburg; two sons, Richard L. Barnhart of Fallston, Md., and Duane D. Barnhart of Greencastle; one sister, Margaret Bingaman of Greencastle; four brothers, Bernard Barnhart and Wilbur Barnhart, both of Greencastle, Sam Barnhart of Hagerstown and Howard Barnhart of Chambersburg; three grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Barnhart, and one grandson.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home in Greencastle. Pastor Glenn S. Jones and the Rev. Norman C. Hege will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Greencastle with military services by Charles Nitterhouse VFW Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Clifford A. Barkman

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Clifford A. Barkman, 81, of 163 Addison Ave., died unexpectedly at 4:20 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2004, in the emergency room of Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa. His death was attributed to a heart attack.

Born Sept. 15, 1922, in Clearview, Pa., he was the son of the late Marshall and Blanch (Fletcher) Barkman.

He was a retired self-employed home builder and owned and operated Barkman's Wild Bird Products for many years. He was an avid nature lover.

He was of the Christian faith and was a graduate of Everett High School, Everett, Pa.

Mr. Barkman was drafted by the professional baseball team the Detroit Tigers following high school and was trained by Lefty Grove.

Mr. Barkman then was inducted in August 1943 into the U.S. Army, serving in the Anti-Tank Company, 339th Infantry during World War II and was part of the Army's Pioneer Specialty Unit. He was a member of the Heroic Fifth Army. He was involved in three major Italian battles of Anzio, Cassina and Monturno. It was during the latter engagement in May 1944 that he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He also received the Good Conduct Medal and three campaign stars.

He and his wife, Ruth A. (Burner) Barkman, were married Aug. 4, 1965 in Hagerstown, Md.

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