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April 08, 2008

Katherine L. Faircloth, 2 months



FEB. 2, 2008-APRIL 6, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Katherine Lavada Faircloth, 2 month old, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, at her residence.

Born Feb. 2, 2008, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of Joseph Michael Faircloth and Jessica Ann Michael Faircloth of Martinsburg.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Annalise M. Faircloth and Sierra B. Faircloth; two brothers, Joseph M. Faircloth Jr. and Zachariah E. Faircloth; paternal grandparents, Alice and Bobby Faircloth; maternal grandmother, Christiana Spougle; paternal great-grandparents, Rev. John and Betty Faircloth; maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Cross; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home South Berkeley Chapel, Inwood, W.Va. The Rev. John Faircloth will officiate. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery in Middleway, W.Va.

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The family will receive friends and family Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to services.




Arnold R. Allen, 70



OCT. 23, 1937-APRIL 6, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Arnold R. Allen, 70, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Heartland of Martinsburg.

Born Oct. 23, 1937, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Stockton and Dollie Belle Montgomery Allen.

He is survived by one sister, Betty Hamlin of Martinsburg; one cousin, and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald L. Allen.

Services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Arnold Brown will officiate. Burial will be private.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to C-CAP, 336 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.




Michael J. Cook, 55



JAN. 7, 1953-APRIL 6, 2008

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Michael J. Cook, 55, of 10423 Little Cove Road, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Born Jan. 7, 1953, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Mary E. Stine Cook of Mercersburg and the late Michael H. Cook.

He was a 1970 graduate of James Buchanan High School, Mercersburg.

For more than 20 years, he worked for Waynesboro Construction.

He operated a farm in Little Cove, Pa.

He was a member of Little Cove Gun Club.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons, Michael L. Cook of Mercersburg and Mark A. Cook of Doylesburg, Pa.; one sister, Maretta J. Hege of Mercersburg; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg. The Rev. Frank Kocek will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Viewing will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the services Wednesday.




Sylvia D. Shorter, 90



NOV. 17, 1917-APRIL 6, 2008

Sylvia Davidson Suter Shorter, 90, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, in Charles Town, W.Va.

Born Nov. 17, 1917, in Alexandria, Va., she was the daughter of the late Alexander Suter and Mable Davidson Suter.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Sterlin Shorter and J. Francis Harris.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol J. Harris of Washington, D.C., and Donna Pierce of Charles Town, W.Va.; one stepdaughter, Faye Gilispie of Lynchburg, Va.; one stepson, Boyd Shorter of Roanoke, Va.; two grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Funeral Home, Charles Town, W.Va. Jay Bryant and Pastor B.J. Taylor will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

Friends will be received Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Roads Assembly of God Church, 3737 Flowing Springs Road, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442.




Betty Lee Fortney Nigh, 85



1922-APRIL 5, 2008

Betty (Betty Boop) Lee Fortney Nigh, 85, passed away Saturday April 5, 2008.

Betty was born in Martinsburg, W.Va., and lived there until her marriage to Charles, of Hagerstown, Md., in 1942.

She was a wonderful homemaker and mother to five children. Betty traveled throughout the world during her marriage to Charles, a retired Navy veteran. She was active with various Navy wives clubs and supported many wives during difficult times and long deployments. Betty was an avid gardener and remained active at the Navy Chapel until her illness.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Samuel and Marie; her six brothers and sisters, Jack, Donald, Maxine Sloan, Dorothy Brant, James, Doug; brothers-in-law, Donald, Doug and Pat; sisters-in-law, Mary and Jenny; and grandchildren, Bobby Brant, Mark Shank, Lloyd and Lisa Hooper, and Kasey Crowe.

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