April 10, 2013
Jean Marie Yost, 84, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Sunday, April 7, 2013, at her home. Born Wednesday, Aug. 8, 1928, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late John J. Werres and Violet Werres. Jean attended high school in Washington D.C., and Loretto Heights College in Denver, Colo. She was a former secretary to the U.S. Supreme Court. She also was employed with the U.S. District Court with Honorable John Tracy, Marriott Corporation, Bechtel, Frick Company, the Department of Juvenile Services and other various attorneys.
March 21, 2013
A Pennsylvania man accused to stealing hundreds of bronze grave decorations from a Hagerstown cemetery was found guilty in a bench trial Thursday in Washington County District Court and sentenced to four years in state prison. Bryan Lynn Fishack, 27, whose address was previously listed as Lindale Avenue in Greencastle, Pa., was charged in November by the Washington County Sheriff's Office with stealing 293 bronze vases valued at more than $40,000 from graves at Rest Haven Cemetery on Pennsylvania Avenue on the night of Oct. 15-16, according to court records.
February 11, 2013
P. Jeffery McDaniel died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel, Inwood, W.Va. The service will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Rest Cemetery in Frederick County, Va. Editor's note: This obituary was edited Feb. 11, 2013, to correct the name of the cemetery.
January 7, 2013
Frances Ellen McCarty, 88, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at her home. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hedgesville (W.Va.) Cemetery.
December 18, 2012
Thelma Virginia Cornell, 90, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester, Va. The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, with Pastor Joanna Marceron officiating. Burial will be in Hillsboro (Va.) Cemetery.
November 20, 2012
Wallis Lee Boland, 87, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Berkeley Springs Rehabilitation and Nursing. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs. The service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the church, with the Rev. Dennis E. Jackman officiating. Burial with military graveside honors by the Tri-State Honor Guard will be in the adjoining cemetery. Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs.
October 3, 2012
The tombstones of an infant and a few World War II veterans were among about a dozen grave markers that were vandalized recently at the cemetery neighboring the Manor Church of the Brethren near Boonsboro. Pastor Joy Zepp said she received a call on Monday morning notifying her that vandals had pushed over the headstones. “I'm disgusted,” she said. “I don't understand why people have to destroy other people's property.” Roughly 12 tombstones, including those marking the graves of World War II veterans and an infant who died in 1918, were lying on the rain-soaked ground Tuesday.
September 13, 2012
Laura Jane Bock Tressler, 61, of Waynesboro, Pa., died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Private burial will be at Germantown Bethel Church cemetery, Cascade. Arrangements are by Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., Waynesboro.
September 2, 2012
Like most small towns in America, Dargan is changing and the old ways of growing up are being replaced and many of our elders have gone on. My grandmother Gen was always fond of visiting the Samples Manor cemetery on Memorial Day and throughout the year. I often ride down to that peaceful resting place and admire the surrounding hills. Each season brings a new and beautiful panorama. The cemetery is always well manicured and most pleasing to the eye. I often see people walking from tombstone to tombstone and reminiscing.
August 26, 2012
Vernie Ellen Weatherholtz Wise, 84, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at her home. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, W.Va. The service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Revs. Sharon Reed and Ken Reed officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill (W.Va.) Cemetery.