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May 4, 2012
Doris "Maxine" Malcolm, 88, of Fort Ashby, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 3, 2012. She had been living in Ohio at the time with her daughter. Linda was by her side as she passed. Born Feb. 27, 1924, to the late Paul H. Klein and Nannie G. Klein of Frostburg, Md. She is also preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Paul W. Malcolm; her daughter-in-law Virginia "Carol" Malcolm; and her great-granddaughter, Alaina Nicole Malcolm. She graduated from Fort Ashby High School.
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March 30, 2009
APRIL 10, 1927-MARCH 26, 2009 FORT ASHBY, W.Va. - Evelyn Maphis Barron, 81, of Dawn View Center, Fort Ashby, and formerly of Williamsport, Md., passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009, in Cumberland Memorial Hospital. Born on April 10, 1927, in Hampshire County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James and Helen (Hines) Maphis. She retired from the WV School of Deaf & Blind. She was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Williamsport, and a member of Order of Eastern Star, Hagerstown, Md. Evelyn was preceded in death by her first husband, Elvin Shanholtz; a sister, Maxine Akers; a brother, Paul Maphis; a nephew, David Maphis; and a stepson, A. Scott Barron.
OBITUARIES
April 12, 2012
Mrs. Cheryl A. Dicken, 53, of Mercersburg, Pa., died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.  She was the wife of Ed Dicken. Born May 23, 1958, in Lanham, Md., she was the daughter of Leonard Parks Mink of Parkville, Md., and Shirley Peed Coon of Fort Ashby, W.Va. In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by her twin sister, Carol Mink of Hagerstown. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home, Thurmont, Md. Online condolences may be expressed to www.staufferfuneralhome.com .
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November 18, 2008
David P. Northcraft, 53 MARCH 7, 1955-NOV. 15, 2008 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - David P. Northcraft, 53, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at City Hospital. Born March 7, 1955, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of late William E. and Janice Lookabaugh Northcraft. He is survived by one son, Justin A. Northcraft of Martinsburg; three brothers, Blaine A. Northcraft of Fort Ashby, W.Va., Michael E. Northcraft of Cumberland and Gary L. Northcraft of Kearneysville, W.Va.
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August 1, 2009
FEB. 17, 1936-JULY 23, 2009 FORT ASHBY, W.Va. - Ken "Pop" "Pappy" was born in Middletown, Md., and passed at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. He had suffered a fall with head injuries, which eventually took his life. His parents were the late John Frisby and Eva Palmer Moats. He was a 1954 graduate of Middletown (Md.) High School. He participated in numerous clubs during his school years. He was most active with Future Farmers of America and 4-H. He proudly served with the Army National Guard.
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September 14, 2009
Tom Sterrett Hutchinson, 85, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born Nov. 2, 1923, in Charleston, W.Va., he is the son of the late Harvey and Hilda Loy Hutchinson. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 in the 30th Infantry Division, Company D. He spent most of his working life in electrical distribution sales and retired from Raub Supply in York, Pa. He was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, VFW in Fort Ashby, W.Va.
NEWS
October 28, 2002
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Allison Williams, 21, of Morgantown, W.Va., was crowned Miss Mountain State and Julia Burton, 20, of Morgantown, was crowned Miss Eastern Panhandle Saturday night at the Apollo Civic Theatre. Eleven contestants competed for the titles. Williams is a graduate of Jefferson High School in Charles Town, W.Va. For winning the title of Miss Mountain State, Williams received a $500 scholarship and the chance to participate in the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant in June in Clarksburg, W.Va.
OBITUARIES
January 27, 2013
Harry “Haddie” Armand Northcraft, 92, of Cumberland, Md., passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his home. Born June 5, 1920, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Harry P. Northcraft and Olive I. (Sturtz) Northcraft. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mae G. Northcraft, Dec. 6, 1995; and a sister, Dorothy Northcraft. A U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, Harry was the first convoy to leave San Francisco after Pearl Harbor headed to Australia, 10 miles from Java when it fell to the Japanese, then to India (New Delhi)
OBITUARIES
April 29, 2013
Richard Ray Lease, 66, of Falling Waters, W.Va., passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, Md. Born April 26, 1947, in Cumberland, Md., to Ray Baker and Letta Juanita Newell Lease. He was a 1965 graduate of Oldtown High School. He was also a 2008 graduate of Berean School of the Bible. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving during Vietnam. He was employed as a correctional officer with the Maryland Department of Corrections at MCTC until retiring in 1992.
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December 1, 2008
NOV. 25, 1923-NOV. 25, 2008 Jane Elizabeth Renner, 85, of Hagerstown, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 at Washington County Hospital. Born on Nov. 25, 1923, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Earl R. and Helen (Baker) Paden. She was a 1941 graduate of Hagerstown High School and attended Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Md. She was employed at Hagerstown Loan and Thrift Corp., Maryland General Insurance Agency and the Washington County Board of Education.
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January 27, 2013
Harry “Haddie” Armand Northcraft, 92, of Cumberland, Md., passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his home. Born June 5, 1920, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Harry P. Northcraft and Olive I. (Sturtz) Northcraft. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mae G. Northcraft, Dec. 6, 1995; and a sister, Dorothy Northcraft. A U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, Harry was the first convoy to leave San Francisco after Pearl Harbor headed to Australia, 10 miles from Java when it fell to the Japanese, then to India (New Delhi)
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OBITUARIES
May 4, 2012
Doris "Maxine" Malcolm, 88, of Fort Ashby, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 3, 2012. She had been living in Ohio at the time with her daughter. Linda was by her side as she passed. Born Feb. 27, 1924, to the late Paul H. Klein and Nannie G. Klein of Frostburg, Md. She is also preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Paul W. Malcolm; her daughter-in-law Virginia "Carol" Malcolm; and her great-granddaughter, Alaina Nicole Malcolm. She graduated from Fort Ashby High School.
OBITUARIES
April 12, 2012
Mrs. Cheryl A. Dicken, 53, of Mercersburg, Pa., died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.  She was the wife of Ed Dicken. Born May 23, 1958, in Lanham, Md., she was the daughter of Leonard Parks Mink of Parkville, Md., and Shirley Peed Coon of Fort Ashby, W.Va. In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by her twin sister, Carol Mink of Hagerstown. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home, Thurmont, Md. Online condolences may be expressed to www.staufferfuneralhome.com .
NEWS
September 14, 2009
Tom Sterrett Hutchinson, 85, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born Nov. 2, 1923, in Charleston, W.Va., he is the son of the late Harvey and Hilda Loy Hutchinson. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 in the 30th Infantry Division, Company D. He spent most of his working life in electrical distribution sales and retired from Raub Supply in York, Pa. He was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, VFW in Fort Ashby, W.Va.
NEWS
August 1, 2009
FEB. 17, 1936-JULY 23, 2009 FORT ASHBY, W.Va. - Ken "Pop" "Pappy" was born in Middletown, Md., and passed at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. He had suffered a fall with head injuries, which eventually took his life. His parents were the late John Frisby and Eva Palmer Moats. He was a 1954 graduate of Middletown (Md.) High School. He participated in numerous clubs during his school years. He was most active with Future Farmers of America and 4-H. He proudly served with the Army National Guard.
NEWS
March 30, 2009
APRIL 10, 1927-MARCH 26, 2009 FORT ASHBY, W.Va. - Evelyn Maphis Barron, 81, of Dawn View Center, Fort Ashby, and formerly of Williamsport, Md., passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009, in Cumberland Memorial Hospital. Born on April 10, 1927, in Hampshire County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James and Helen (Hines) Maphis. She retired from the WV School of Deaf & Blind. She was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Williamsport, and a member of Order of Eastern Star, Hagerstown, Md. Evelyn was preceded in death by her first husband, Elvin Shanholtz; a sister, Maxine Akers; a brother, Paul Maphis; a nephew, David Maphis; and a stepson, A. Scott Barron.
NEWS
November 18, 2008
David P. Northcraft, 53 MARCH 7, 1955-NOV. 15, 2008 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - David P. Northcraft, 53, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at City Hospital. Born March 7, 1955, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of late William E. and Janice Lookabaugh Northcraft. He is survived by one son, Justin A. Northcraft of Martinsburg; three brothers, Blaine A. Northcraft of Fort Ashby, W.Va., Michael E. Northcraft of Cumberland and Gary L. Northcraft of Kearneysville, W.Va.
NEWS
October 28, 2002
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Allison Williams, 21, of Morgantown, W.Va., was crowned Miss Mountain State and Julia Burton, 20, of Morgantown, was crowned Miss Eastern Panhandle Saturday night at the Apollo Civic Theatre. Eleven contestants competed for the titles. Williams is a graduate of Jefferson High School in Charles Town, W.Va. For winning the title of Miss Mountain State, Williams received a $500 scholarship and the chance to participate in the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant in June in Clarksburg, W.Va.
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