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January 02, 2005

Nellie M. Meredith, 68


OCT. 30, 1936-DEC. 31, 2004

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Nellie M. Meredith, 68, of Charles Town, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born Oct. 30, 1936, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Alice Meador Cox.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Meredith, in 1994.

She retired from Barber and Ross Co. in Leesburg, Va.

She was a Baptist.

She is survived by one son, John R. Meredith of Charles Town; three grandchildren, Johnnie Meredith, Lisa Everhart and Melanie Edwards; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. Wyman Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg, W.Va.

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




Helen L. Kuhn, 72


OCT. 14, 1932-DEC. 31, 2004

SABILLASVILLE, Md. - Helen Louise Kuhn, 72, of 4539 Foxville Road, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare Center in Gettysburg, Pa.

Born Oct. 14, 1932, in Lantz, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Allen and Lillian Manahan Pryor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Demsey Kuhn, in 1996.

She was a housekeeper for several families in the Thurmont, Md., area.

She was a member of Garfield United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the ladies group.

She is survived by one sister, Irene Livingston of Rouzerville, Pa.; two brothers, Gene Pryor of Sabillasville and Roy Pryor of Nevada; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Kirby H. Kuhn; one sister, Betty Kuhn; and two brothers, James Pryor and George Pryor.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Robert E. Dailey and Son Funeral Home, Thurmont. The Rev. Randall S. Reid will officiate. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Thurmont.

The family will receive friends Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Garfield United Methodist Church, 12477 Wolfesville Road, Myersville, MD 21773.




Mary D. Turner, 60


MARCH 15, 1944-DEC. 31, 2004

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mary D. "Jonnie" Turner, 60, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born March 15, 1944, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late David and Corrine Underwood Kisner Whittington.

She was a member of New Hope Assembly of God Church in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and past president and volunteer with Berkeley County Senior Services.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Turner; two sons, Rick Maphis and Mike Maphis, both of Martinsburg; one stepdaughter, Lori Strite of Tampa, Fla.; one foster daughter, Millie Barrett of Inwood, W.Va.; three sisters, Nancy Barthlow and Sharon Dirting, both of Martinsburg, and Mildred Locke of Baltimore; three brothers, David Kisner of Falling Waters, W.Va., Ronald Kisner of Baltimore and William Whittington of Shepherdstown; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Richard Godfrey will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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




Mary M. Jennings-Stefancies, 60


DEC. 6, 1944-DEC. 29, 2004

Mary Michael Jennings-Stefancies, 60, of Hagerstown, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

Born Dec. 6, 1944, in Winchester, Va., she was the daughter of the late Henry Jennings and Yvonne (Paxson) Jennings-Smith.

Mrs. Stefancies was employed for many years at Manpower in Hagerstown, then started her own employment agencies, Mary's Temporaries in Hagerstown and Peoples Unlimited in Martinsburg, W.Va.

She was a graduate of North Hagerstown High School and Bridgewater College in Virginia.

She is survived by one son, Michael "Ty" Smith and wife, Paula, of Hedgesville, W.Va.; one grandson, Grant Smith of Hedgesville; one brother, John Jennings and wife, Donna, of Florida; two aunts, Eleanor Paxson and Dora Lee Paxson, and one uncle, Jerry Paxson, all of Hagerstown; one stepsister, Debbie Smith of Maryland; and one stepbrother, Steve Smith of Colorado.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lou Stefancies.

Funeral services will be conducted at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at noon with the Rev. Kenneth S. Valentine officiating.

Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.




Clyde E. Roof, 76


-DEC. 28, 2004

AMARILLO, Texas - C.E. "Ed" Roof, 76, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, in Amarillo.

Clyde married Gwen Duggan on Oct. 18, 1951, in Amarillo.

He served his country in the U.S. Army and fought in World War II.

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