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William W. Whittington, 92

July 24, 2007

MARCH 28, 1915-JULY 21, 2007

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - William W. "Bill" Whittington, 92, of Charles Town, died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 28, 1915, in Charles Town, he was the son of the late William Ailer and Minnie Painter Whittington.

His wife, Bernice K. Whittington, died Nov. 21, 1997.

He was a graduate of Charles Town High School

He and his wife owned and operated The Sanitary Cash Grocery Store in Ranson, W.Va., for 31 years.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and received several medals, including the American Defense Service Medal with one bronze star. He also served in the Air National Guard, where he retired at first sergeant. He served 20 years in the 167th Airlift Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard, Martinsburg.

He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town, where he was a member, president and teacher of the Builder's Class.

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He served as sheriff of Jefferson County from 1965 to 1969, and served as mayor of Ranson from 1956 to 1959. He served on Ranson City Council for six years.

He was a member of Jefferson County Civil Service Commission; a member and served as president of Jefferson County Democratic Association; member and served as president of Memorial VFW Post 3522, Charles Town; served one term as president of 4th District VFW; was a member of Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71 of Charles Town; and belonged to several other organizations.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda Zombro of Winchester, Va.; one sister, Lottie Rickel of Charles Town; one brother, John R. Whittington of York, Pa.; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Cora Hines, Mabel Smallwood and Alice Kidwell; and two brothers, Melvin S. Whittington and James Whittington.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, Charles Town. The Revs. Richard Kroll and Paul Stanley will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Memorial donations may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 110 W. North St., Charles Town, WV 25414.

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