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May 19, 2009
Dakotah Lynn Mahaffy of Ranson, W.Va., died at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. The service will be Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Charles Town/Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
OBITUARIES
December 18, 2011
Edward William Lapp, 47, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The service will be Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.  
NEWS
March 31, 2012
One driver was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., after a two-car crash Saturday afternoon on Charles Town Road, according to a Jefferson County Sheriff's Department deputy. A westbound Honda Civic veered into the eastbound lane at 3:49 p.m., striking a Toyota Camry head-on, Deputy A.S. Hockman said. The crash happened near the Cattail Run Road intersection, he said. The driver of the Honda was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital for a possible broken femur, Hockman said.
NEWS
May 4, 2010
Joyce Ann Young, 59, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Saturday, May 1, 2010, at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The service will be Friday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
OBITUARIES
June 28, 2011
Christopher C. Saunders, 19, of Charles Town, W.Va., died Monday, June 27, 2011, at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
NEWS
April 20, 2009
Virginia "Ginger" Kesner, of Charles Town, W.Va., died Friday, April 17, 2009, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. Viewing will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home. The service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
OBITUARIES
October 30, 2011
Brandon Lee Barrett, 18, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, W.Va. The service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Rosedale Cemetery.
OBITUARIES
June 14, 2011
Paul V. “Elmo” “P.J.” Avella III, 35, of Cherry Run, Morgan County, W.Va., died Monday, June 13, 2011, at  Inova Fairfax Hospital. The family will receive friends Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, W.Va. The service is Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Morgan County.  
NEWS
July 6, 2009
RANSON, W.Va. -- A man died Monday at a Virginia hospital from injuries he received Saturday evening in a bicycle accident in Ranson, Ranson Police Chief William "Bill" Roper said. The man was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., after he wrecked the bicycle in the 500 block of 11th Avenue, Roper said. The victim, believed to be 33 years old, apparently attempted to make the bike jump while on a ramp and crashed in what Roper described as "kind of a freak accident.
NEWS
August 8, 2010
The Rev. Samuel Matthew Payne, 59, of Falls Church, Va., died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10 to11 a.m. at Victory Church, Falls Church. The service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Mahnes Chapel Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.
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NEWS
June 22, 2013
A Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man who shot himself Friday night was listed in stable condition Saturday afternoon at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Northern Virginia, police said. Berkeley Springs Police Chief Craig Pearrell said Saturday that the man got into an argument with a woman over the phone, then shot himself in the upper abdomen with a .410-gauge shotgun. The incident was reported at 8:50 p.m. in the 200 block of North Washington Street, according to police and a 911 dispatcher.
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OBITUARIES
May 18, 2013
Teresa Lynn Sherrard, 45, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs and Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Hancock Assembly of God, Hancock. The service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
NEWS
May 6, 2013
Three people were taken to a hospital early Sunday after the vehicle in which they were riding crashed on Old Mill Road in Berkeley County, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court documents. The driver, Michael Stevenson Viands, 35, of Clarksburg, W.Va., was in Eastern Regional Jail Monday night on charges of driving revoked for driving under the influence, reckless driving and fleeing in a vehicle causing bodily harm resulting from his flight, according to jail and court records.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 5, 2013
Thirteen and a half years ago, Brittney Mazie benefited from March of Dimes' services as she laid in a hospital incubator connected to an oxygen machine and heart monitor. Just 3 pounds when she was born, Brittney spent three months in Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., during what her mother called a “very scary” time. “In the hospital, March of Dimes contacted me to see if they could be of any help,” said Andrea Mazie, Brittney's mother. On Sunday, Brittney wanted to walk in the March of Dimes March for Babies fundraiser at Norlo Park to help babies in similar situations.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | April 22, 2013
An Ellicott City, Md., man died Sunday at a Virginia hospital after participating in the Tough Mudder endurance series in Berkeley County on Saturday, police said. Avishek Sengupta, 28, was pronounced dead at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Ted Snyder said Monday. Sengupta's death was ruled accidental by the Virginia medical examiner's office in Manassas, Va., which said Monday afternoon that drowning was the cause of death. Sengupta had to be removed from a fairly deep pool at the “Walk the Plank” aquatic obstacle where it appears he was submerged for too long, according to Snyder.
OBITUARIES
March 29, 2013
Shirley Jean Funk, 74, of Hancock, Md., died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Va. Born Aug. 5, 1938, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Eugene M. and Edna Louise Bowers Hoffman. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Evangelical Church. Shirley enjoyed bowling with Funkstown Suburbanites and volunteered as statistician. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed going to the Funkstown fire hall and Halfway Fire Co. She liked baseball and watching the Orioles.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | May 17, 2012
At least three of four people in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night near Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport south of Martinsburg were being treated at a Virginia hospital Thursday, West Virginia State Police said. Berkeley County resident Jeremy Wright, his girlfriend, Danielle Combs of Inwood, W.Va., Wright's 8-year-old daughter and another man were flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., after the crash, which occurred at about 8 p.m. on Airport Road near Snooks Lane, according to Trooper B.D. French.
NEWS
April 12, 2012
A driver was airlifted to a Virginia hospital Wednesday following a single-vehicle accident near Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Deputies say a blue Plymouth Neon was found resting in a field east of the intersection of Novak Drive and Airport Road. The driver, identified as Matthew Miller, no age or address given, was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment of his injuries, the release said. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
NEWS
March 31, 2012
One driver was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., after a two-car crash Saturday afternoon on Charles Town Road, according to a Jefferson County Sheriff's Department deputy. A westbound Honda Civic veered into the eastbound lane at 3:49 p.m., striking a Toyota Camry head-on, Deputy A.S. Hockman said. The crash happened near the Cattail Run Road intersection, he said. The driver of the Honda was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital for a possible broken femur, Hockman said.
BREAKINGNEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | March 13, 2012
A man whom Martinsburg Police shot in the chest and then shocked with a stun gun multiple times Sunday following a dispute was being treated at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., police said Monday. Hospital spokesman Tony Raker said Douglas Charles Butler was not listed as a patient, but Detective S.F. Doyle said Butler, 44, was still at the hospital. Doyle declined to identify the officer who shot Butler. The officer was placed on paid administrative leave per standard procedure, Doyle said.
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