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WHARTON, Anna Lee Gordon

Mrs. Anna Lee Wharton, widow of John J. Wharton, died March 23, 1912, at Martinsburg, death following a surgical operation. Mrs. Wharton who was Miss Anna Gordon before her marriage was born and reared in Keyser, WVa. She married John J. Wharton, also of Keyser, and not long afterward she and her husband moved to Martinsburg to live, which was eighteen years ago. Her husband who was a popular B & O conductor, died there September 21, 1910. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Fraternal Mystic Circle and the ladies Auxiliary of the Order of Railway Conductors. Mrs. Wharton is survived by three sons, Frank, Hunter and Charles; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gordon, of Pittsburg; brother, Harry Gordon, of Cumberland; sisters, Miss Nettie Gordon of Pittsburg, and Mrs. A. W. Johnson, of Wheeling; also the mother-in-law Mrs. Eliza Wharton, who is a member of the family.
Keyser Tribune, March 29, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 29, 2010

 

WHARTON, (child) Miss Bettie Sue
 

Bettie Sue Wharton, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wharton, Route 4, North Branch, died yesterday morning in Allegany Hospital where she was admitted Monday. Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Charles and Vernon Wharton, and four sisters, Patricia, Mary Louise, Shirley and Ann Wharton, all at home. A funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Fort Ashby cemetery.

Published in the Cumberland News, Thursday, March 13, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017


 
WHARTON, Charles L.
 

Charles L. Wharton, 64, of Winchester Road, died yesterday at his home. A native of Cumberland, he was a son of the late Harry J. and Nora Ellen (Rice) Wharton. Employed as a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad carman for 35 years, he was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen. Surviving are his widow, Sylvia (Royer) Wharton; three sons, Charles M., Vernon W. and T. Duane Wharton, all of Cumberland; four daughters, Mrs. Patricia Bergdoll, city; Mrs. Mary L. Owens, Joppatown; Mrs. Shirley J. Rice, Flintstone, and Mrs. Ann D. Allan, Lorton, Va.; two brothers, Raymond L. Wharton, LaVale, and Vernon G. Wharton, city; three sisters, Mrs. Regina Marple, Luke; Mrs. Thelma Morgan and Miss Anna LaVerne Wharton, city; and 15 grandchildren. The body is at the Wendt Funeral Home, where friends will be received. Services will be conducted in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. A.L. Lepley officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.

Published in the Cumberland Evening Times, Thursday, January 15, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017

WHEAT, Rev. J. C.

HARRISONBURG VA, Aug 12.
Rev J C Wheat died at his home, Lewiston, in this county, this morning after an illness of only four days. Rev Wheat was a native of Maryland. He lived several years in Winchester, where he was president of the Episcopal Seminary, which he founded. He married Miss Lizzie Lewis, who died several years ago. Five children survive him - C C Wheat, Staunton; J Clifton Wheat, Winchester; Dr Lewis Wheat, Richmond; John C Wheat, New York; and Miss Eleanor Wheat, of this county. Mr Wheat was ordained a minister in the Episcopal church over 60 years ago, and served as such for more than 50 years. His funeral will take place in Staunton Thurs. the deceased was in his ninetieth year.
KEYSER TRIBUNE, KEYSER WEST VIRGINIA, AUGUST 15, 1902
W O LONG, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010

 

WHEELER, Charles Melvin, Jr.

Charles Mervyn Wheeler, Jr., 88, of Santa Fe, NM, formerly of Rowlesburg, and Durham, NH, died Thursday, October 14, 2010. He was born October 29, 1921, in Moundsville, a son of the late Charles Mervyn Wheeler and Olive Illa Powell Wheeler. He was the great-grandson of Henry H. Wheeler, the first Mayor of Rowlesburg, after its charter was granted in 1856. He graduated from Rowlesburg High School in 1939 and attended Kent State University in Ohio, for one year before he entered West Virginia University on an ROTC scholarship in 1940. He entered the US Army in 1942 and was in the Pacific Theater on Okinawa. He retired from the Army Reserves in 1962,with the rank of Major. After his discharge from active duty in 1946, he completed his studies and received a BS, MS, and PhD in Physical Chemistry from WVU. In 1950, he accepted a position on the faculty of the University of New Hampshire at Durham, in the Chemistry Department, retiring in 1983. He was featured in "Who's Who in America," in 1980-81. He was a leader in the early development of youth sports in Durham, and was elected to both the Oyster River School Board and the Durham Zoning Board of Adjustment. He spent numerous summers and sabbaticals teaching chemistry to aspiring teachers at various locations in Peru and India, working with the US Agency for International Development and American College in Madurai, India, where he was the Chairman of the Graduate Department of Chemistry 1968-69. In 1969, he was a UNESCO panelist at a workshop at the University of Ceylon. He was an avid bird watcher and in retirement, volunteered extensively at several locations in the western US for the National Wildlife Refuge System, spending several winters at the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. He had been a resident of Santa Fe since 1991. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Kathleen Wickers Wheeler; two brothers, Philip and June Wheeler, of Delaware, and Herbert Haynes and Bonnie Wheeler of Florida; six children, Charles and Karen Wheeler, of Santa FE, NM, Randy and Janus Wheeler, of FL, Jennifer and Tom Hamilton, of Nashville, TN, Kathy (and Bob Harrington) Wheeler, of Cambridge, MA, Timothy and Peggy Wheeler, of Albuquerque, NM, and Anne and Jon Ellis, of Arnold, CA; eleven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Wheeler McCarten. Interment will be in Santa Fe National Cemetery.
The Preston County News; Kingwood, Preston Co, WV; Oct 30, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted December 18, 2010

WHEELER, Doris Jane
 
RIDGELEY, W.Va. —
Doris Jane Wheeler, 95, of Ridgeley, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. Friends will be received at the George-Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, on Sunday. Services will be at the funeral home on Monday at 1 p.m.

Published in the Cumberland Times-News, Saturday, April 5, 1997
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017

WHEELER, Mrs. Dorothy M. Garlick

Dorothy M. Wheeler, age 94, of Kent, formerly of Connellsville, Pennsylvania, passed away Friday, February 1, 2013. She was born April 30, 1918, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late James and Lilly Rose (Hanford) Garlick. Dorothy graduated from nursing school and worked as an RN until she retired to raise her family. She is survived by her children: Lester (Jamie) Wheeler of Florida; Sue Wheeler of Kent; and Jane (Roger) Juntenen of Hubbard. Dorothy is also survived by her grandchildren: Pom Fountain, Abraham Fountain, Kurt (Gail) Wheeler, Stacey (Paul) Valent, Jason (Fiorella) McCosby, Jacqueline McCosby, James McCosby, Christina Juntenen and Sarah Juntenen, as well as her great-grandchildren: Shelby Valent and Anabella McCosby. Cremation has taken place and per her wishes there will be no services.
[d.o.d. Friday, February 1, 2013; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2017

WHEELER, James W.

KITZMILLER - James W. Wheeler, 65, of Fairmont, W. Va., died yesterday morning in Fairmont General Hospital. Born in Red Bank, Tenn., he was a son of the late Franklin H. and Jennie (White) Wheeler. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Beulah (Walker) Wheeler; two sons, James W. Wheeler, Jr., Takoma Park; Dan W. Wheeler, Flint, Mich.; two brothers, Frank H. Wheeler, Creve Coeure, Missouri; Robert W. Wheeler, Salt Lake City, Utah; and two grandchildren. The body will be at the Pritts Funeral Home, here, after 2 p. m. today. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p. m. Interment will be in Nethken Hill Cemetery, Elk Garden.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, May 16, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012

WHEELER, Justice Henry

Mr. and Mrs. C. William Thayer and family, 58 Baltimore Ave, have returned form Rowlesburg, W. VA., where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Thayer's father, Justice Henry Wheeler, on Sunday. Justice Wheeler was 86 years of age and was a cousin of the renowned Barbara Frietche's grandmother, Mrs. Rinehart, and Barbara Frietche's mother were sisters. Mr. Wheeler had many reminiscences of the war heroine and of the family's part in the war of the Revolution.  Justice Wheeler filled the position of magistrate for 32 years. He served in the Union Army as lieutenant. His wife died two years ago, after their having lived together 65 years. Justice Wheeler was for many years a furniture merchant at Rowlesburg. He was a native of Preston County, Va., now W. Va., and was a resident of Rowlesburg for more than 50 years. He is survived by eight children, five daughters and three sons: Mrs. D. W. Hardesty, of Grafton; Mrs. C. W. Thayer, of Cumberland; Mrs. David Uppie, of Haddonfield, NJ; Mr. Edward Wheeler, of San Francisco; S. T. Wheeler, C. W. Wheeler and Miss Mollie Wheeler and Mrs. H. H. Shaw, all of Rowlesburg.
Cumb News.
Keyser Tribune, December 15, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)

 

WHEELER, Mrs. Lucinda Ellen Harsh

Lucinda Ellen (Harsh) Wheeler, New Philadelphia, Ohio, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at Union Hospital on her 90th birthday. Born Aug. 23, 1920, in Davis, W.Va., she was reared in Eglon by her parents, the late John and Edith (Biser) Harsh. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Harsh; and one grandchild. She was a graduate of Aurora High School and received her bachelor's degree after attending several different colleges. She had taught school in Ashland and Crestview, both of Ohio, and Lansing, Mich. She was a member of the New Philadelphia Church of the Brethren and attended Jerusalem Church. She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Wayne E. Wheeler, with whom she celebrated 66 years of marriage on June 16, 2010; three daughters, Dawn Roberts, Delaware, Ohio, Karen Tinius, Maricopa, Ariz., and Becky Perkins, Baltic, Ohio; two sisters, Genevive Dixon, Bridgewater, Va., and Ila Rayl, Martinsburg, W.Va.; one brother, Ellis Harsh, Bridgewater; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A service was conducted at Jerusalem Church on Saturday, Aug. 27, with Dr. Terry Downin and Pastor Max Canfield officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice at 201 W. Third Street, Dover, OH 44622. Funeral arrangements were handled by Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory, Dover.
The Republican; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; Oct 14, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 21, 2010

 

WHEELER, Orland

Orland Wheeler, aged 18 years, only child of Mrs. Percy A. Welschonce, died suddenly Wednesday night in the offices of the Morgantown & Kingwood Railroad in the post office building at Morgantown. He remarked he would not be here long as he walked into the office of his step-father, P. A. Welschonce, assistant train dispatcher. He remained a short time and started out, leaving by the rear door. When he reached the narrow alley along the post office building, he was seized with an attack, which resembled an epileptic fit. He was carried into the room and he died forty minutes later. Three physicians worked with him to no avail. His mother had been visiting L. O. Davis at Keyser, W. Va., and accompanied by Mrs. Davis and her daughter, Miss Irene, she reached Morgantown a few minutes after the death of her son. Young Wheeler at one time lived in Cumberland, Md., with his mother, who is a niece of Mrs. W. L. Rawlings, Altamont Terrace. He was a grandson of Mrs. O. E. Harden, of Piedmont, where the body will likely be taken for burial.
Keyser Tribune, June 20, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 15, 2010

WHETSELL, Mrs. Edith E. Keim

Edith E. Whetsell, 82, Addison, died Sept. 24, 1999, in Uniontown Hospital. Born Nov. 23, 1916 in Addison, a daughter of the late Scott and Edith (Cuppett) Keim. In addition to her parents, preceded in death by husband, Edgar F., two brothers and two sisters. Survived by son, Edgar C. "Buddy" and his wife, Tammy, of Addison; three granddaughters, Marcia McCaw, Monaca, Brenda Armstrong and Melissa Whetsell, both of Addison; and four great-grandchildren. Member of the Great Crossings Chapter DAR, and the Addison United Methodist Church. Friends received at the Humbert Funeral Home, Confluence, today until 1:30 p.m., the hour of service. Rev. Timothy Rogers officiating. Interment, Addison Cemetery.
Published in Somerset (PA) Daily American, September 27, 1999
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 17, 2017

WHETSELL, Ronald Henry, Sr.

CUMBERLAND — Ronald Henry Whetsell Sr., 56, of 507 Frederick Street, Cumberland, died Monday, Sept. 12, 1994 at Memorial Hospital. Born on Nov. 25, 1937 in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Charles Whetsell and Gladys (Sanders) Whetsell. He also was preceded in death by one sister, Eleanor Wineland and one step brother, Charles Whetsell. Mr. Whetsell was a former employee of Smith’s Ford Agency in Keyser, W.Va. He also was the co-owner of Ritters Cafe and had been in business with his father at the Algonquin Hotel Dining Room. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps and was a member of the Cumberland Eagles Aerie 245; Midland Legion Post 0169 where he had also been employed and he was a member of the Centre Street United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy L. (McKenzie) Whetsell; two sons, Ronald Whetsell Jr., Cumberland; Allen Whetsell, Cumberland; one daughter, Linda Jenkins, Cumberland, and five grandchildren, Scott, Shannon, Zachary, Nicole and Dylan. Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, on Wednesday. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Lloyd B. McCanna officiating. Interment will be in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery.
The Cumberland Times-News, September 13, 1994
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 15, 2015

WHETSTONE, Eva Marguerite Thomas

MIDLOTHIAN - Eva Marguerite "Sue" (Thomas) Whetstone, 65, of Midlothian, died Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at her home surrounded by her family. Born May 2, 1943 in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Fred Clarence Thomas and Helen Eva (Cosgrove) Thomas-Snyder. Mrs. Whetstone was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Thomas. Eva was a member of the Eckhart United Methodist Church and was previously employed by Hunter Douglas Fabrications and K-Mart. She received her G.E.D. in 1992 and was very proud of her achievement. She enjoyed spending time with her family, was an avid bingo player, enjoyed reading and loved flowers. Eva leaves behind her husband of 48 years, Charles Edward "Chuck" Whetstone; her children, Charles Edward Whetstone Jr., and wife Lisa, Eileen Christina Winner and husband William, Melissa Marie Boch and husband Roger, all of Frostburg, Leslie Allen Whetstone and wife Pamela, Mount Savage, Mona Lynn Clise and husband Shawn, Frostburg and Sue Ann Gover and husband Russell, Swanton. Eva is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Fred Thomas and wife Chieko, Tustin, Calif, Marguerita Thomas, Maumell, Ark., Sheila Whetstone and husband James, Frostburg, Barthol Thomas and wife Louise, North East, William Thomas and wife Kim, Westminster, Rodney Thomas, Lonaconing, John Snyder and wife Lorraine, Lexington Park, S. Joseph Snyder and wife Linda, Frostburg and Wilma Cutter and husband Gerald, Frostburg. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Candaise, Charles III, Cara, Alicia, Stephen, Teri, William Jr., Christopher, Robert, Roger Jr., Trevor, Samantha, Travis, Nichole, Cheyenne, Austin, Dalton, Jordan, Carley, Christian, Rainey, Russell and Nathan; her great grandchildren, Emma, Mystacia, Gavin, Braedin, Dylan, Noah, Grace, Isaiah, and a baby girl due in October; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at a later date with the Rev. George Harpold officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, condolences may be sent to Charles Whetstone, Post Office Box 310, Midlothian, MD 21543.
Cumberland Times-News, June 20, 2008
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 26, 2010

 

WHETSTONE, Leslie L.

FROSTBURG — Leslie L. “Tuck” Whetstone, 89, died at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at the Frostburg Village Nursing Home. Born in Frostburg, July 7, 1905, he was the son of Catherine E. (House) and Joseph Hampton Whetstone. Preceded in death by his first wife, Alva (McGregor) Whetstone in 1928 and third wife Margaret (Rizer) McKenzie in March, 1994; he was also wed from 1932 until 1980 to Helen M. (Harvey) Whetstone, Edgewood. Also preceding him in death were six brothers, Charles, James, Clarence, Joseph, Peter and George Whetstone; five sisters, G race Knowles, Emma Williams, Edna Whetstone, Margaret Wilson and Viola Whetstone; and a half-sister, Sarah Ellen (Whetstone) Mays. Four daughters and one son survive; Margaret Jackson and Mary Thomas of Frostburg; Doris Bruner, Cumberland; Patricia Michels, Edgewood; and Lawrence Dale Whetstone of Towson. Also four step-children, Jim McKenzie, Dona Shriver, Carolyn Shoemake and Debbie Negley, all of this area. He is survived by 80 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, and by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday at Durst Funeral Home by Rev. George Aist. Burial in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Times-News, Thursday, August 4, 1994
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 15, 2015

 

Charlie W. Whetzel

WHETZEL, Charlie W.

Moorefield, W. Va.- Dec. 5 ~ Charlie W. Whetzel, 43, died Saturday at his home here.  He had been in ill health for the past two years.  A native and life long resident of Hardy county, he was a son of the late James Riley Whetzel and Mrs. Mary (Combs) Whetzel.  He was a veteran of World War I and had served as head bookkeeper at M.A. Bean's for the past 27 years. He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Laura Clower, of Moorefield; a sister, Mrs. Ernest Cullers, Tearson, Md., and one brother Lee Whetzel of Baker, Hardy county.  Seervices were held yesterday at Emmanuel Episcopal church, conducted by theRev. Frank Rowley, of Elkins.  Interment was in Olivet Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, December 5, 1945
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)


WHETZEL, Mrs. Goldie Nesselrodt
 
LANDES, W. Va., - Mrs. Goldie Whetzel, 41, wife of Enoch Whetzel, died yesterday in Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, where she had been a patient one day. Born in Grant County, she was a daughter of Charles A. and Demmie (Ketterman) Nesselrodt of here. Mrs. Whetzel was a member of Bethel Church of the Brethren. Surviving, besides her parents and husband are six children, Eva Jean, Anna Lee, Polly, Bunny Jane, Dorman and Donald Whetzel, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Whetzel and Mrs. Margie Booror, both of Petersburg; Mrs. Wilda Lantz, Milam, and Mrs. Mila May Whetzel, Landes, and three brothers, Samuel Nesselrodt, Petersburg, and Willard and Gillispie Nesselrodt, of here. The body is at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. The body will be take to Bethel Church at noon Saturday for services at 1 p.m. Rev. Alfred Shaver will officiate and interment will be in the Whetzel family cemetery, Landes.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Jan. 21, 1960; page 22.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 2, 2013

WHETZEL, Rita Ellen Hartman

PIEDMONT -- Rita Ellen (Hartman) Whetzel, 49, of 24 Jones St., Piedmont died Tuesday, April 4, 2001 at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser. Born in Keyser on June 6, 1951 she was the daughter of Anna Rita (Dawson) Hartman, Westernport, Md., and the late James D. Hartman, Sr. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert G. Hartman and her second husband, James "Fuzz" Whetzel. Mrs. Whetzel was employed at the Tri-Towns News stand. She was Catholic by faith, a member of the Petunia Council #10, and a member of Kelly Mansfield Post #52 American Legion. In addition to her mother, she is survived by three sons, Shawn Wise and wife, Ruth Ann, Jason Whetzel, and Shannon Riggleman, all of Westernport; two daughters, Shanna Rae (Riggleman) Bowman and husband, Russell, and Trista Kaye Riggleman, all of Piedmont; three grandsons, Johnathon R. Kimble, Stephen P. Wise, and Ryan A. Kimble; one granddaughter, Jada L. Whetzel; two sisters, Sue Miller and husband, Dale, Westernport, and Kay Barone and husband, Russ, Tonawanda, N.Y.; and one brother, James D. Hartman and wife, Kim, Westernport. She also leaves behind a special friend and companion, Dale Myers. The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Adam Parker officiating. Interment will be in the Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
Newsbank: Waltham News Tribune (MA) (Published as Daily News Tribune, The (Waltham, MA)) - April 6, 2001
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 15, 2015

WHIPKEY, Charles M.

MEYERSDALE — Charles M. Whipkey, 71, of Rockwood, died Sunday at his home after an illness of 13 weeks. Born in Middle Creek Townhip, he was a son of the late Jessie M. and Clara (Barron) Whipkey. His first wife, Carrie (Pyle) Whipkey preceded him in death. Mr. Whipkey was a retired insurance agent and farmer and was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Rockwood. He is survived by his widow Lillian G. (Conn) Whipkey; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Ream, Listie; two sons, Jay B. Whipkey, Berlin, and Reid E. Whipkey, Rockwood; a step-son, Everett L. Marker, Berlin; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Mills and Mickey Funeral Home, Rockvood. Services will be conducted at the funeral home tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. by Rev. J. Edward Lilja. Burial will be in Barron Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 4, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 26, 2011


WHIPKEY, Mrs. Mildred H. Cane, nee Pritts
 
Mildred H. (Cane) Whipkey, 85, of Jenners, formerly of Trent, passed on January 15, 2014 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born October 23, 1928 in Middlecreek Twp., she is a daughter of the late Frank and Sarah (Fulton) Pritts. She is also preceded in death by her first husband Harry Cane; second husband Reid Whipkey; and brothers Samuel, Burton, and Russell Pritts. Mildred is survived by her children Robert Cane and wife Phyllis of Somerset, Patricia Chalfant and husband Terry of Berlin, Richard Cane and wife Beth of Rockwood, Peggy Striner of Friedens, Cindy Baker and husband Darwin of Markleton, Carol Gowarty and husband Chris of Jenners, Rusty Cane and wife Jody of Rockwood, and Ruthie Will and husband Paul of Friedens; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; stepchildren Marian Schrock, Maxine Temple, Blair Whipkey, Carole Hoffman, Ellene Baker, and Lois Sembower; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; sisters and brother Mary Foust, Martha Whipkey, George “Jim” Pritts, Minnie Peck, and Marg Livengood; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mildred was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Barronvale. She loved hunting and fishing, gardening, sewing, and spending time in the woods. Friends will be received from 2-8 PM Sunday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, where a service will be held at 11 AM Monday, Rev. Susan Winger officiating. Interment at Tinkey Cemetery.
January 15, 2014; Miller Funeral Home, January 16, 2014
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 25, 2014

WHITACRE, Rev. Alpheus Jerome

Rev. Alpheus Jerome Whitacre, 86, died yesterday at the home of a son. Rev. Jesse Whitacre, Grantsville. Born at Okonoko, W. Va., he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John W. Whitacre. A member of the Church of the Brethren since 1897, he had joined the ministry in 1912 and was one of the founders of both the Old Furnace and Wiley Ford churches of that denomination. His wife, Lucy A. (Abe) Whitacre, preceded him in death. Surviving, besides the son with whom he resided, are four other sons, Rev. Joseph W. Whitacre, Luray, Va.; Rev. Howard A. Whitacre, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Daniel E. Whitacre, Ridgeley, and Harry W. Whitacre, Wiley Ford; two brothers, Rev. James S. and John H. Whitacre, both of RD 2, Keyser, 18 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren. The body is at the home of his son, Daniel E. Whitacre, and services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Old Furnace Church of the Brethren by Rev. Emra T. Pike and Rev. H. H. Peters. Interment will be in Abe Cemetery near Wiley Ford.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 9, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 23, 2011


WHITACRE, Daniel E.

Daniel E. Whitacre, 76, of RD 2, Ridgeley, was dead on arrival yesterday at Memorial Hospital. Born in Short Gap, he was a son of the late Alpheus J. and Lucy (Abe) Whitacre. A retired employe of Mineral County Board of Education, he was a member of Old Furnace Church of the Brethren, where he had served as deacon since 1919. Surviving are his widow, Pearl D. (Twigg) Whitacre; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia A. Stewart, Belvedere, S.C.; two sons, Raymond E. and Carl D. Whitacre, RD 2, Ridgeley; three brothers, Rev. Jesse W. Whitacre, Roanoke, Va.; Harry Whitacre, RD 2, Ridgeley, and Rev. Howard Whitacre, Bachmansville, Pa.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body is at the George Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7until 9 p.m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted Wednesday at II a.m. at Old Furnace Church of the Brethren. Rev. George Jeffrey and Rev. Ralph Berg will officiate. Interment will be in Abe Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the memorial fund of Old Furnace Church of the Brethren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 2, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 23, 2011


WHITACRE, Mrs. Edith M. Branson

Mrs. Edith M. Whitacre, 68, of RD 2, Ridgeley, was dead on arrival at Sacred Heart Hospital today. She has been in failing health several years. Born here, she was the daughter of the late David P. and Laura (Abe) Branson. She was a member of the Old Furnace Church of the Brethren and had been associated with her husband in the operation of Whitacre's Grocery Store, Wiley Ford, for over 20 years. Surviving are her husband, Harry W. Whitacre; two sons, Robert L. Whitacre, RD 2, Ridgeley, Lester L. Whitacre, Burtonsville, Md.; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Kimmel, here; two brothers, Roy Branson, Short Gap; Paul Branson, Wiley Ford; and five grandchildren. Friends will be received at the George Funeral Home tomorrow and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 8, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso
)

 

WHITACRE, Mrs. Elizabeth Holler

Mrs. Elizabeth Whitacre, 84, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Shanholtz, 23 West Roberts Street. She had been in ill health a year. Mrs. Whitacre was a retired employe of Sacred Heart Hospital where, she worked for 35 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic/Church. A native of Dry Ridge, Bedford county, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Gordon) Holler. She had resided in Cumberland 47 years. Besides her daughter, she is survived by a son, Charles. S, Whitacre, city, and a brother, Edward Holler, Hyndman. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, March 12, 1956 - pg 16, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 14, 2011


WHITACRE, Mrs. Elizabeth Holler

Whitacre Services
A requiem mass for Mrs. Elizabeth Whitacre, 84, who died Sunday at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Anna Shanholtz, 23 West Roberts Street, will be celebrated tomorrow at 9 a. m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church by Rev. Robert F. Hopkins, assistant pastor. Interment will be in the Hyndman Cemetery. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Russell Brant, Arnold Hartley, George Arbogast, R C Whipp, C E Miller and J c Stokes.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, March 15, 1956 - pg 24, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 14, 2011

 

 

WHITACRE, Harry W.
 

Harry W. Whitacre, 77, of RD 2, Ridgeley, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born in Short Gap, he was a son of the late Rev. A. J. Whitacre and Lacy Ann (Abe) Whitacre. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith M. (Branson) Whitacre, in 1977. A member of the Brethren Church, he and his wife were former proprietors of Whitacre’s Grocery Store, Wiley Ford. Surviving are two sons, Lester L. Whitacre, Burtonsville, and Robert L. Whitacre, RD 2, Ridgeley; two brothers, the Rev. Jesse Whitacre, Roanoke, Va., and the Rev. Howard A. Whitacre, Mechanicsburg, Pa., and five grandchildren. Friends will be received at the George Funeral Home today and tomorrow. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Chester Fisher officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery.

Published in the Cumberland Evening Times, Thursday, January 8, 1981
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017


 
WHITACRE, Jennings
 

Jennings Whitacre, 61, of Ridgeley, W.Va., died Thursday at Memorial Hospital. Born Oct. 9, 1921 in Levels, W.Va., he was a son of the late James S. Whitacre and Ella (Bennett) Whitacre. Mr. Whitacre was a retired sheetmetal worker for the Arthur C. Moreland Plumbing and Heating Company of Short Gap, W.Va. He was a lifelong member of Old Furnace Church of the Brethren and was a member of Local 100, Sheetmetal Workers Union. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Opal L. Whitacre; two sons, Wallace Whitacre and Roger Whitacre, both of Short Gap; two daughters, Mrs. V. Judy Westfall, Short Gap, and Mrs. Janet Pyles, District Heights; one brother, Alonzo Whitacre, Short Gap; one grandson and five granddaughters. Friends will be received at the George-Upchurch Funeral Home, Friday. Services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Old Furnace Church of the Brethren by the Rev. Preston Miller and the Rev. Galen Fike. Interment will be in Fort Ashby, W.Va., Cemetery.

Published in the Cumberland Evening Times, Friday, June 17, 1983
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017

WHITACRE, Rev. Joseph E.

Rev. Joseph E. Whitacre, 77, of 20 Circle Drive, Lancaster, Pa., formerly of Short Gap, died Tuesday at the Lancashire Nursing Home, Lancaster, Pa. A native of Short Gap, he was a son of the late Alpheus J. and Lucy (Abe) Whitacre. Rev. Mr. Whitacre was a retired pastor of the Woodbury Church of the Brethren, Baltimore. He retired August, 1974 after serving 53 years in the pastoral ministry. He was also a member of Lititz Church of the Brethren, Lititz, Pa., and the Pastor's Association of the Church of the Brethren. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bertha R. (Fike) Whitacre; a son, the Rev. Theodore E. Whitacre, Woodbridge, Va.; eight daughters, Mrs. Lois Clark, North Liberty, Ind.; Mrs. Naomi Waggy, Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. Olive Peters, East Petersburg, Pa.; Mrs. Wilda Rohrer, Elgin, Illinois; Mrs. Grace Davis, Salunga, Pa.; Mrs. JoAnn Rhodes, Bridgewater, Va.; Mrs. Joyce Bohn, Lancaster, Pa.; Mrs. Eunice Baker, Bay City, Mich.; four brothers, Daniel Whitacre, Ridgeley; the Rev. Jesse W. Whitacre, Roanoke, Va.; Harry Whitacre, Wiley Ford; the Rev. Howard Whitacre, Bachmansville, Pa.; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Friends will be received at the George Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Old Furnace Church of the Brethren by Rev. Nevin Zuck and Rev. Ralph Berg. Interment will be in Abe Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services. The family has requested expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Church of the Brethren General Board.
The Cumberland News, May 29, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 23, 2011

WHITACRE, Mrs. Lacy Ann Abe

Keyser, W. Va., Dec. 8 — Mrs. Lacy Ann (Abe) Whitacre, 75, wife of the Rev. Alpheus Jerome Whitacre, retired minister, died this morning of pneumonia at her home at Short Gap, Keyser, RD 2. She had been ill two weeks. A native of Mineral county, Mrs. Whitacre spent the greater part of her life in Mineral and Hampshire counties. She has resided at Short Gap for 48 years. Surviving besides her husband are five sons, the Rev. Joseph Edward Whitacre, minister of Woodbury Church of the Brethren, Woodbury, Pa.; Daniel E. Whitacre, Ridgeley; the Rev. Jesse William Whitacre, minister of Old Furnace congregation, Short Gap, with whom she made her home; Harry Wilbur Whitacre, Wiley Ford, and the Rev. Howard Alpheus Whitacre, minister of the Church of the Brethren, Flintstone, Md. Also surviving are a foster daughter, Mrs. Rosella Slider, Heller, Pa.; a brother, Franklin Abe, 616 Franklin street, Cumberland, Md.; a half-sister, Mrs. Sophie Senn, RD 1, Ridgeley, and two half-brothers, Harvey Eugene Abe, Wiley Ford, and Henry Nicholas Abe, Abanna, Ohio. Three daughters and another son preceded Mrs. Whitacre in death. Mrs. Whitacre also leaves 18 grandchildren, one of whom is the Rev. Charles Whitacre, of Elizabethtown, Pa., and two great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 8, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

WHITACRE, Lester L.

BURTONSVILLE - Lester L. Whitacre, of Burtonsville, died Sunday, Nov, 14, 1999. Surviving are his wife, June C. Whitacre; three sons, Jerry, Robert and Tim; two daughters, Becky Whitacre and Peggy Finger; one brother, Robert Whitacre, and three grandchildren, Justin Finger, Ryan and Ashley Whitacre. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hines Rinaldi Funeral Home, 11800 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Interment was held at the Quantico National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lions Vision Research Foundation, P.O. Box 1714, Baltimore, MD 21203.
Monday, November 15, 1999, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 23, 2011

 

WHITACRE, Mrs. Opal Lechliter
 
SHORT GAP, W.Va. -
Opal L. Whitacre, 73, of Short Gap, died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at her residence. Born July 5, 1924, in Patterson Creek, she was the daughter of the late Walter Thomas and Anna Elizabeth (Simpkus) Lechliter. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Jennings Whitacre, on June 16, 1983. Mrs. Whitacre was a member of the Old Furnace Church of the Brethren. Survivors include two sons, Wallace W. Whitacre and wife Roxy, Short Gap, and Roger L. Whitacre and wife Marilyn, Akron, Pa.; one daughter, Judy Westfall and husband Bobby Joe, Short Gap; three brothers, William Thomas Lechliter and wife Joyce, Severna Park, Md., James Hershel Lechliter, Short Gap, and Phillip Ray Lechliter and wife Leona, Largent; four sisters, Janet Pyles, who was reared by Opal and Jennings, and husband Richard, Short Gap, Cecelia Brady and husband Felix, and Rosie Divelbliss, all of Cumberland, and Anthona Cox and husband Clifford, St. Petersburg, Fla.; six grandchildren, Janet L. Mickey and husband Dennis, Carpendale, Jean R. Dyson and husband Doug, Kailua, Hawaii, Seth Whitacre and wife Keri, Frostburg, Lori Cross and husband Jason, Short Gap, Amy Roush and husband Joe, Marietta, Pa., and Abby Myer and husband Jesse, Lancaster, Pa.; and two great-grandchildren, Brooks Aaron Mickey, Carpendale, and Cameron Nicole Dyson, Kailua. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Fort Ashby, W.Va., on Monday. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at the Old Furnace Church of the Brethren at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Heisey officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Dave Sutton, Myron Moreland, Ray Moreland, Curtis Moreland, Ed Elza and Kenneth Cross.

Published in the Cumberland Times-News, Tuesday, April 28, 1998
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017
 

 

WHITACRE, Ross Edward, Jr. (abridged)

WILEY FORD, W.Va. — Ross Edward Whitacre Jr., 86, of Wiley Ford, passed away, Sunday, March 8, 2009 at his residence. Born Nov. 7, 1922 in Cumberland, Md., the son of the late Ross E. Whitacre Sr. and Pearl E. (Phipps) Whitacre. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Whitacre and Donald Whitacre, both of Baltimore, Md. Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, June Whitacre; daughter, Gloria Eshelman and son-in-law, Ray Eshelman of Great Cacapon; son, Ed Whitacre and daughter-in-law, Val Whitacre of Fort Ashby; four granddaughters, Lisa Yarwasky and husband Toby of Waxhaw, N.C., Jenny Hunter and husband Dan of Shepherdstown, Julie Shreve and husband Bruce of Flintstone, Md. and Sarah Bertolasio and husband Barry of Virginia Beach, Va.; five great-grandsons, Ethan Dodrill, Owen Yarwasky, Caleb Rumsley, Sam Hunter and Dawson Shreve; two great-granddaughters, Samantha Yarwasky and Gabrielle Dodrill; three sisters, Regina Monahan, Cumberland, Kathleen Wagoner, Wiley Ford and Evelyn Nines of Baltimore. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews who loved him. Especially, Kathy Dawson of Frederick, Md., Carolyn and Larry Weigle of Short Gap; and a special sister-in-law, Mary Dawson, of Short Gap. Ross was a World War II veteran who served in the 35th Infantry Division, Normandy, France. He was decorated with the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantry Badge and the European Theater Award with Five Battle Stars. Ross and his wife June were members of the Brethren Church in Wiley Ford. He retired from Kelly Springfield Tire Co. where he worked as a machinist. While there he also served as the steward for Local 26 United Rubber Workers Union. Ross was a member of Lodge 271 Loyal Order of the Moose. He was a member of Post 1411 Veterans of Foreign Wars and was also a member of the Algonquin Forest No. 140 Tall Cedars of Lebanaon. Just recently, he received recognition for being a member of the Rowlesburg WV Lodge 165 A.F. & A.M. for 50 years. Friends will be recieved at the Wiley Ford Church of the Brethren on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Memorial services will be conducted at the church at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Benny Brakeall officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to World Vision Organization, P.O. Box 9716, Dept. W, Federal Way, WA 98063-9716, a children’s relief organization that Ross supported for 30 years because of his love for children. Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, assisted the family.
March 09, 2009, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 23, 2011


WHITACRE, Mrs. A. Ruth Beahm
 
GRANTSVILLE-A. Ruth Whitacre, a resident of Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville, Md., died there Monday, January 11, 1999. She observed her birthday of 101 years on Thursday, December 10, 1998. Born December 10, 1897, Ruth was the eldest of the nine children of J.C. and Emma (Shockley) Beahm. Of the nine children, only her sister, Edith, is living. Edith is 91 years old and resides at Indianhead, Pa. In 1925, Ruth married Jesse W. Whitacre. She gave birth to four sons, two of whom died in infancy. Living are Charles J. Whitacre, a retired pastor of Denver, Colo., and Daniel J. Whitacre of Meyersdale, Pa., who serves as pastor of the Salisbury Church of the Brethren and the Maple Glen Church of the Brethren. Ruth has seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Her husband, Jesse, was a pastor and evangelist. Jesse served as pastor in twelve different congregations including Maple Grove, Laughlin and Bethesda congregations in Western Maryland. Ruth encouraged and assisted in his ministry by singing, directing music and telling children's stories. Ruth also became an ordained minister, being the first ordained female in the District of First West Virginia, Church of the Brethren. Ruth also served as an elementary school teacher in the public schools of West Virginia and Ohio. Ruth and Jesse retired in 1972 and spent 19 happy and productive years at the Friendship Manor retirement facility, Roanoke, Va. In October 1991, Ruth and Jesse came to be residents at Goodwill Mennonite Home. Jesse passed from this life in March 1995 at the age of 94. At her request, her body was cremated and her remains will be interred at the Abe Cemetery near Old Furnace Church of the Brethren, Ridgeley, W.Va. The Newman Funeral Home Inc., Salisbury, Pa., was in charge of arrangements. A memorial service for Ruth will be held at the Salisbury Church of the Brethren on Saturday, January 16, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ronald Beachley, District Minister, will preside with Ruth's two sons participating in the service. 
January 12, 1999, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 31, 2013

WHITACRE, Mrs. Stella J. Merrbach

SALISBURY, Pa. — Mrs. Stella J. Whitacre, 22, of RD 1, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. She had been in ill health. Born in Frostburg she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Beulah (Butler) Merrbach. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Surviving, besides her parents, are her husband, Thomas E. Whitacre; three sons, Stanley T., John E., and William L. Whitacre, at home; five brothers, Henry T., Francis G., and Oscar L. Merrbach, RD 1; Floyd H. Whitacre, Garrett, Pa., and Harry C. Whitacre, with the Army; a sister, Mrs. Mary C. Savage, Hazelton, W. Va. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Monday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. David Fetter will officiate and interment will be in Merrbach Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, May 16, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009


WHITE, Mrs. Agnes Margaret Bohan
 
Mrs. Agnes Margaret White, 67, wife of Charles J. White, 231 Race street, died at 5:30 a. m., yesterday, after being stricken with a heart attack. She attended midnight mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church, returned home and retired. At 3:30 a. m., she became ill.  She was a daughter of the late James and Ellen (Harvey) Bouken(sic-Bohan) and was a member of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It,is requested  that flowers be omitted.  A daughter, Miss Mary D. White, assistant cashier of the Cumberland Savings Bank, also survives.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, December 26, 1939 - pg 10/13, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 6, 2013

WHITE, Mrs. Alice Morgan
 

Mrs. Alice White, 71, of 254 Bayside Drive, Detroit, Mich., died Wednesday in Outer Drive Hospital, Lincoln Park, Mich. Born on Nov. 26, 1915, in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Eli and Bessie (Shipley) Morgan. She was a retired seamstress. Her husband, Lennie White, preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Richard White, Detroit; three brothers, three sisters, six grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home Saturday and Sunday. Services will be conducted there Monday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.

Published in the Cumberland News, Saturday, December 27, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017

 

WHITE, Mrs. Andrew (nee Johnson)

LOCAL AND SEMI-LOCAL NEWS
Mrs Andrew White died at her home at Midland, Md, Aug 8th, 1902. She was a daughter of Roger Johnson, of Lonaconing, and a niece of Mrs W E Fazenbaker, of Cumberland.
KEYSER TRIBUNE, KEYSER WEST VIRGINIA, AUGUST 15, 1902
W O LONG, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010

 

WHITE, Annie Orion

Annie Orion, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. White, who has been very ill for the last two weeks, died at her parent's home, 61 South Street, last night at ten o'clock of gastric fever, aged three years and eighteen days. Little Orion was a sweet and interesting child, all who knew her loved her and those who knew her best loved her most. She will be sadly missed in the home, from which she has been taken. She leaves to mourn their loss four brothers and two sisters, at home, and one half-brother and one half-sister living in Pittsburg. This is the second time death has visited the home of Mr. White, he having buried his father-in-law, J. L. Liller, about three months ago. The funeral will take place from the house at 10 o'clock Mon morning. The interment will take place at Keyser W Va.
Cumb Times of 11th.
Keyser Tribune, January 24, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 20, 2010

 

WHITE, Rev. B. B.

MOUNT JACKSON, SEPT 15
Rev B B White, 51 years of age, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, died last night at his house here of typhoid fever. He had been sick four weeks, but physician s were not summoned until today. White is survived by his mother.
KEYSER TRIBUNE, KEYSER, MINERAL COUNTY W VA., FRIDAY SEPT 20, 1907
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010

 

WHITE, Betsy

BEAVER RUN ITEMS
On the 23 inst Aunt Betsy White near Corbin, departed this life at the age of 81 years and 23 days. She was the widow of Thomas White who died thirty-three years ago. Two sons and four daughters survive their mother. Funeral at Trinity Saturday. by G S Arnold and burial on the Manning Taylor farm.
NEWS TRIBUNE, (W.VA.) MARCH 31, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010

WHITE, Betsy

Mrs. Betsy White, widow of Thomas White, died at her home in Hampshire Co, March 23, 1911 aged 80 years and 23 days. She leaves to mourn their loss six children, two sons and four daughters, also an aged brother. Funeral services were held at Trinity church Sat., conducted by George S Arnold. Burial at the Taylor graveyard.
NEWS TRIBUNE, (W.VA.) MARCH 31, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010

WHITE, Mrs. Catherine M. Robinson
 

Mrs. Catherine M. White, 61, of 360 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa, Pa., died yesterday morning in Aliquippa Hospital following an illness of about one year. Born in Dawson, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Ida (Ravenscroft) Robinson. Surviving are her husband, William V. White; a stepson, William V. White Jr., Hyattsville; five stepdaughters, Mrs. Bennie Nesselrodt, Brandywine, W.Va.; Mrs. Clyde Bantz, Cumberland; and Mrs. John Rice, Mrs. Dennis McGann and Mrs. Jodie Aldrige, all of Short Gap; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Shepherd, Cresaptown; and 13 grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, where friends will be received tomorrow. Services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. at the Scarpelli Funeral Home by Rev. Wilbur Elliott. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery.

Published in the Cumberland News, Wednesday, December 15, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017

 
WHITE – Cecelia Gertrude Lynch, nee Jenkins

Mrs. Cecelia Gertrude White, 86, formerly of 311 Locust Grove, died yesterday at Baltimore City Hospital.  She had been in ill health the past year. A native of Mt. Savage, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Annie (Dickle) Jenkins.  She was married twice.  Her husbands, Joseph E. Lynch and Walter White, preceded her in death. A retired practical nurse, she was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Surviving are a son, Joseph E. Lynch, Jr., Westminster, a brother, Edward Jenkins, Locust Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Mullen, Oneonta, N.Y.; Mrs. Kathleen Goetz, Mrs. Angela Shaffer, city; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Burial Park. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home today at 7 p.m.
The Cumberland News, Saturday, October 2, 1976
(Courtesy of Barry R. Thoerig)
Posted February 2, 2013

 

WHITE, Cecelia Olive Miller
 
Cecelia Olive White, 91, of Eglon, died August 12, 1996, at the Garrett County Memorial Hospital. She was born March 6, 1905, in Irwin, a daughter of the late Oliver Benjamin and Savilla Agnes Wotring Miller. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Limestone Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Donald C. White of Rocky Mount, NC; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Winnifred) Gatto of Eglon, and Enid and the late John Maniscarco of Kenosha, WI; one brother, Lester Miller of Arthur; two sisters, Ruth Dumire of Pittsburgh, PA, Helen Collins of St. George; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Talmage White in 1987; and two sisters. Service was held Thursday, August 15 at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Robert Leard officiating. Interment followed in the Eglon Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home, Davis, was in charge of arrangements.
The Preston County News; Kingwood, WV; August 3, 1996; Aug 17, 1996
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted June 13, 2010

 

WHITE, Mrs. Christian S.

Mrs. Christian S. White, died July 5 at Romney W. Va., where her husband is a prominent lawyer from paralysis. She was a native of Fairmont. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Robert, Anna and Bessie at home; Christian, Maiden W VA; John Baker White of Charleston, is a step son.
Keyser Tribune, July 14, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 23, 2010

WHITE, Pfc. Coley P.

A young Wiley Ford GI has been killed in action in Viet Nam. The parents of Pfc. Coley P. White, 25, were notified yesterday that their son had made the supreme sacrifice while serving his country in Viet Nam. The victim's parents, Norman D. and Rose (Smith) White, reside in Wiley Ford. The West Virginia youth was drafted one year ago this month and had been serving in Viet Nam only three months. The date of his death could not be confirmed. The youth attended Ridgeley High School and had been employed in Harpers Ferry before being drafted. Besides his parents, survivors include nine brothers, Daniel Norman White, a student at Ridgeley High School; Don J. White, Harpers Ferry; James A. White, RD 1, Ridgeley; Harry D. White, Wiley Ford; A3/C Russell E. White, with the Air Force at Clovis, N.M.; Robert Lee White, at home; Norman J. White, Hyndman; Kenneth T. White, Hagerstown, and Warren E. White, Ridgeley, and two sisters, Mrs. Esther Mae Rinker, Ridgeley, and Mrs. Ursula A. McDonald, Elkins. The body will be brought here to the Scarpelli Funeral Home.
Published in the Cumberland Evening Times, Tuesday, November 22, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017

WHITE, Pfc. Coley P.
 

A service for Pfc. Coley P. White, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman D. White, Wiley Ford, who was killed in action in Viet Nam, will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church. Rev. Arthur Vespa will officiate and interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded. Members of Barrack 125 World War I Veterans, will be honorary pallbearers. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home.

Published in the Cumberland News, Saturday, November 26, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017

Name: Donald Lee White, 85, of Cumberland, MD
Parents: Ernest J. White, Sr. and Hazeline (Dayton) White
DOB: March 3, 1919, in Westernport, MD
DOD: January 21, 2005, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD
Military: Captain, U.S. Air Force, serving during WW II
Predeceased by: parents; sisters, Virginia Bloss and Dorothy Young; brothers, Allan White, Marshall White, and Wayne White
Survived by: brother, Ernest J. White, Jr., and wife Millie, Cumberland; sisters, Ruth White, Cumberland; Joann White, Anchorage, Alaska
Burial: January 26, 2005, Hillcrest Burial Park
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 15, 2014

Name: Ernest Joseph White, Jr., of Cumberland, MD
Parents: Ernest J. White, Sr. and Hazel (Dayton) White
DOB: October 16, 1920, in Westernport, MD
DOD: April 26, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, MD
Spouse: Mildred "Millie" White
Predeceased by: parents; brothers, Marshall, Allan, Wayne, and Donald; sisters, Dorothy, Virginia, and Ruth
Survived by: wife; son, E. Joseph White, III; his sister, Joann White
Burial: April 29, 2005, Cooks Mill Cemetery
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 15, 2014

WHITE, Mrs. Evelyn Dotson

Elkhart -- Evelyn M. White, 78, of 808 Erwin St., died at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 2, 1992) in Elkhart General Hospital. She was born Aug. 27, 1914, in Elkhart. As Evelyn M. Dotson, she married Clarence A. White on Ajpril 21, 1946, in Elkhart. He died Jan. 28, 1990. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jasper (Maryann) Blair of Elkhart, Mrs. Randall (Susan) Nelson of Edwardsburg, Mich., and Mrs. John (Alice) Cole of South Bend; and five grandchildren. One brother, Charles Dotson, is deceased. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Elkhart chapel of Stemm - Lawson - Peterson Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Michael A. Saddler of New Hope United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola. Mrs. White had worked as a sales clerk for Sykes Jewelers in Elkhart and was a member of the former Albright United Methodist Church and attended Hope United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women's Club. Memorials may be given to the New Hope United Methodist Church.
September 3, 1992; no source noted
FindAGrave Memorial #73015249
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted March 4, 2017

 

Name: Helen Genevieve White, 90, a resident of Devlin Manor Nursing Home and formerly of 719 Oldtown Road and Bedford Road, Cumberland, MD
Parents: Samuel Duiguid Maxey and Rose Elizabeth (Fahnestock) Maxey
DOB: January 25, 1913, in Long Island, N.Y.
DOD: Saturday, May 17, 2003
Predeceased by: parents; sons, Warren Gary White and Wayne Albertus White; brothers, Walter J. Maxey, Samuel D. Maxey, II, Franklin Maxey, Eugene R. Maxey
Survived by:  daughters, Joyce H. Fair, Akron, OH; Janice E. Leith and her husband James, Cumberland, MD
Burial: May 20, 2003, Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery
Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 21, 2015

WHITE, Mrs. Geraldine Zelma Shirley

Geraldine Zelma (Shirley) White, 89, of Kingwood, died Wednesday, May II, 2011, at her home. She was born December 13, 1921, in Albright, a daughter of the late Bernard and Adelia Elizabeth (Wotring) Shirley. She was retired from Hagelsteins Bakery, in Royal Oak Michigan, after working 40 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking and knitting. She is survived by one son and spouse, William E. and Barbara White, of Ortonville, MI; three daughters, Naomi (Morgan) McLane, of Royal Oak, MI, Nancy (Morgan) and. Bob Sikorski, of Washington, MI; Tammy and Ridge Brand, of Kingwood; one sister, Grace Morgan, of Bruceton Mills; nine grandchildren; II great grandchildren, and four great great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William T. White; four brothers, Monk Shirley, Bounce Shirley, Penny Shirley, Buck Shirley and four grandsons. A graveside service will be held at a later date. To honor her wishes, cremation services were provided by Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel and Crematory.
The Republican; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; December 18, 2011
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 23, 2011 

WHITE, Mrs. Goldie Marie Ritchie

HAGERSTOWN - Mrs. Goldie Marie White, 57, of 701 Spruce Street and formerly of Wiley Ford, W.Va., died Friday in the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore. Born in Spring Gap, W.Va. on Oct. 19, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Frank Jacob and Ada (Dove) Ritchie. An employee of the Maryland Ribbon Company, Mrs. White was a member of the National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni and a charter member of the Star of Hope Chapel, Williamsport, where she was pianist and Sunday school teacher. Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Kenneth T. White; three daughters, Mrs. Gloria Cunningham, here; Mrs. Helen L. Crider, Short Gap, W.Va.; Mrs. Carol A. Barr, here; five sons, Kenneth N. White, of Louisiana; Joseph F. White, Houston, Tex.; David E. White, Mount Lena; John R. Long White and Eugene D. Long White, both of here; one sister, Mrs. Grace Twigg, Spring Gap; two brothers, Edward Ritchie, Cumberland, Md.; Harvey Ritchie, Spring Gap; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Clear Spring, Monday. Services will be conducted in the Star of Hope Chapel, 22 South Artizan Street, Williamsport, Tuesday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Austin Caplinger. Interment will be Fort Ashby Cemetery, Fort Ashby, W.Va. Friends will be received at the chapel one hour before services. The family requests memorials take the form of contributions to the Goldie White Memorial Fund or the Cancer Research Center, Baltimore.
Published in The Cumberland (MD) Evening Times, Monday, November 17, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 29, 2017


WHITE, Grace Jane Gnegy

Grace Jane (Gnegy) White, 89, Oakland, passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at her daughter Nancy's home in Georgia. Born Dec. 10, 1920, in Eglon, W.Va., Grace was a daughter of the late Jesse E. and Bertha Gnegy. Grace was also preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Harold E. White; two sisters, Florence (Roscoe) Wotring and Ruby (Gay) Rembold; one brother, Earl(Beatrice) Gnegy; and one son-in-law, Douglas Spaulding. Grace was a graduate of Aurora High School's class of 1938. She was a member of Gortner Church. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, volunteering, and reading. She was a member of Sunnyside Homemakers Club for over 60 years, several of which she served as president. She served as president of the Garrett County Homemakers and on the state board for two years. She taught vacation Bible school for 26 years at Gortner Church and several years at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren. She was a member of the Gortner Ladies Aid, a deacon in the Church of the Brethren, a representative to the Church of the Brethren annual conference for numerous years, and county fair judge from 1956 to 2005. She enjoyed doing for others in her community. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Nolte and husband Gene, Clayton, Ga., and Margaret Spaulding, Rehoboth Beach, Del.; one son, Harold "Bud" J. White and wife Mary, Oakland; grandchildren, which were the light of her life, Jeff Nolte and wife Nina, Palm City, Fla., Greg Nolte and wife Loreen, Stuart, Fla., Dr. Robert Oliverio and wife Jennifer, Charleston, S.C., Margaret Erwig and husband Peter, Port Saint Lucie, Fla., Christopher Oliverio and wife Kim, Georgetown, Del., Lt. Angelo Oliverio and wife Renee, San Antonio, Texas, Michael Oliverio and wife Kathy, San Antonio, and Jason White and wife Adilka, Woodstock, Ga.; and great-grandchildren, which delighted in her and she in them, Branden Nolte and wife Shannon, Justin Nolte, Kirstyn Rahla, Andrew Oliverio, D.J. Cannon, Brittany Nolte, Natalie Cannon, Christian Oliverio, Robin Oliverio, Alexander Oliverio, Bailey Erwig, Gracie Oliverio, Gabby Oliverio, Hannah Erwig, Samuel Oliver, Ethan Oliverio, Caroline Oliverio, and Elias White; and two brothers, Paul Gnegy and Jesse Gnegy and wife Helen. Friends will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. at David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Oakland. A funeral service will be conducted at Gortner Church on Saturday, July 10, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Steve Sauder officiating. Interment will follow in Eglon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gortner Church, P.O. Box 464, Oakland, MD 21550. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.burdockfuneralhome.com.
The Republican; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; July 8, 2010.
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted August 8, 2010

 

WHITE, Harrison E.

Strasburg Va - Harrison E. White, 72 years old, died at his home near Lebanon Church, Monday from heart trouble. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Edward Barnard, of Rome, N.Y. and two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Miller of Lebanon Church and Mrs. John Pine of Oklahoma City.
Keyser Tribune, February 21, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 25, 2010

 

WHITE, Mrs Hazel Dayton
 
Mrs. Hazel (Dayton) White, 64, wife of Ernest White, 405 Beall Street, died this morning in Sacred Heart Hospital. She was admitted on January 30. A native of Westernport, she was a daughter of the late Charles F and Agnes (Fatkin) Dayton. Mrs. White was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Sister Mary Immaculate, Sister of St. Clair at Bordentown, N. J.; Mrs. Curtis Bloss, Warren, Ohio; Mrs. Robert Young, this city, and Miss Ruth White, at home; five sons, Donald White, Washington, and Ernest Jr., Allan, Marshall and Francis W. White, all of this city; two brothers, Charles Dayton, Westernport; two sisters, Mrs. Louis Biddle, Westernport, and Mrs. Ann Baxter, Bethesda, and 12 grandchildren. The body will remain at the George Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.
Cumberland Evening Times; Friday, 4 February 1955
(Courtesy of John Keyes/transcribed by Genie)
Posted October 27, 2012

WHITE, Henry C.
 
Henry C. White, 80, Valley View Drive, Cresaptown, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital where he had been admitted Tuesday. He had been in failing health two years. He was a native of Job, W. Va., a son of the late Madison and Elizabeth (White) White. He was a member of Grace Community Church, FOE Cresaptown, and was a retired German Brewery employee. He is survived by his widow, Bessie Thompson White; five daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Meyer, Hagerstown; Mrs. Louvine Snyder and Mrs. Alice Clayton, this city, Mrs. Betty Morrison, Morristown, Pa., and Mrs. Joanne Taylor, Culpeper, Va.; two sons, Marshall White, Cresaptown and George White, Washington, D. C.; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Cross, Parsons, W. Va.; Mrs. Gettie Ketterman, Sinnstown, W. Va., and Mrs. Linda Wymer, Grove City, Ohio; 25 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. The body is at the George Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 1 p.m. Rev. George Baughman will officiate and interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park. Pallbearers will be Michael Clayton, James Clayton, Tim Snyder, Richard Snyder and Edward Meyer.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; April 14, 1969; page 4.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 6, 2013


 
WHITE, Mrs. Ida M. Gilmore
 
DAVIS - Mrs. Ida M. White, 63, wife of Cody White, of here, died Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Born at Horton, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Leta (Ketterman) Gilmore. Mrs. White was a member of Hendricks Pentecostal Church. Also surviving are two sons, Clarence F. White, Fairfield, Va., and Stoney White, Baltimore; and Mrs. Alice Beverly, Columbia, S.C.; two brothers, Bert Gilmore, Sharon, Pa., and Robert Gilmore, Clearwater, Fla.; two half-brothers, William and Daniel Gilmore, both of Sharon; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Wilkerson, Baltimore: Mrs. Dora Fowler, Tyoga, and Mrs. Shirley Eversole, Phoenix, Ariz.; a half-sister, Mrs. Carol Popish, Washington, and 12 grandchildren. The body is at the Hinkle Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 1 p.m. by Rev. Lily Plaugher. Burial will be in Davis Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; March 24, 1969; page 4.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 6, 2013 

WHITE, James A.
 
RIDGELEY, W.Va. —
James A. “Butch” White, 75, of Ridgeley, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at his residence. Born April 18, 1934, in Wiley Ford, he was the son of the late Norman D. and Rosa Alice White. He was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Roberta White, and seven brothers. Mr. White retired from PPG Industries and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was an avid hunter and loved his gardening. Surviving are his three sons, Stan Johnston and wife Linda, Fisher; Mark White and wife Laura, Springfield; and Robert White and wife Linda; two brothers; two sisters; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. At his request, his body will be cremated and there will be no services. There will be a private family memorial service at the graveside. Inurnment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery, Fort Ashby.
Published in the Cumberland Times-News, Friday, January 15, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017

WHITE, Mrs. James W.

OAKLAND - Mrs. White, wife of Capt James W. White, died at her home near Oakland, Saturday, after a brief illness, aged about 65 years.
Keyser Tribune, October 11, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 1, 2010

 

WHITE, Jesse

Jesse White, of Luke Hill, Luke, who died May 13, 1913, from typhoid fever, was buried from his late residence on Thursday afternoon. He leaves a wife and children, the former being a daughter of Mr. J. P. Carroll. Interment was made in Philos cemetery, Westernport.
Mineral Daily News, May 23, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 15, 2010


WHITE, Jesse W.

Jesse W. White, 81, of Locust Grove was dead on arrival Saturday at Memorial Hospital. A native of West Virginia, he was a retired employee of Amcelle plant of Celanese Fibers Company and was a veteran of World War I; a member of Centre Street Methodist Church and World War I Veterans. Mr. White is survived by his widow, Mrs. Cecelia Lynch, a step-son, Joseph Lynch, Westminster, Md.; two brothers, Julius White, Gettysburg, Pa., and Elmer White, Wellsburg, N.Y.; five ste-grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1 p.m. Rev. Owen E. Osborne will officiate and interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
The Cumberland News, Monday, March 17, 1969
(Courtesy of Barry R. Thoerig)
Posted February 2, 2013


WHITE, John
 
Intelligence was received at this place yesterday of the death of Mr. John White, at Van Lehr(Lear), Ky. Mr. White was formerly a resident of Eckhart, having left that place only recently for Van Lehr(Lear). The cause of death being due to typhoid fever. The remains will be brought to Eckhart. Interment will be made in St. Michael's cemetery, this place.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, February 13, 1912 - pg 6, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 17, 2011

WHITE, Joseph

Deaths
Joseph White, of Lonaconing, Monday, in his 76th year. Funeral Wednesday, interment at Frostburg.
Published Saturday, April 25, 1891 in the MINING JOURNAL, Frostburg, Maryland on page 3, col. 4.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 5, 2015

 

WHITE, Rev. Kenneth Thomas
 
MATHIAS, W.Va. —
The Rev. Kenneth Thomas White, D.D., 79, of Mathias, formerly of 701 Spruce St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday at his home. The family will receive friends at the Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring, Friday. Services will be held at Star of Hope Chapel, 22 S. Artizan St., Williamsport, Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery, Fort Ashby.

Published in the Cumberland Times-News, Friday, October 20, 2000
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017

 

WHITE, Mrs. Minerva Shockey

MEYERSDALE — Mrs. Minerva White, 70, widow of Perley White, died Tuesday at her home on RD 3. Born in Greenville Township, she was a daughter of the late Israel and Sarah (Schultz) Shockey. Surviving are three sons, George W. White, Meyersdale, and Ernest W. and Charles J. White, both of RD3; four daughters, Mrs. John Murphy, Mrs. Charles Bowman and Mrs. Lee Marple, all of Cumberland, and Mrs. Emmert Fike, RD3; a brother, Irvin Shockey, RD3, and 12 grandchildren. The body is at the residence where service will be conducted tomorrow at 3 p. m. by Rev. Charles Staub and Rev. Victor Carlson. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 28, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 28 , 2010

 

WHITE, Mrs. Norma E. Duckworth, nee McCarty

ROMNEY, W.Va. - Norma E. White, 79, of HC 65, Box 6510, Romney, W.Va., died Monday, September 15, 2003, at her residence. Born April 22, 1924, in Westernport, Md., she was a daughter of the late Everett Wilson and Bertha Elizabeth (Bothwell) McCarty. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Alice Darlene Duckworth; and two brothers, Charles and Lester McCarty. Mrs. White was a homemaker and attended the First Baptist Church in Romney. Surviving is her husband of 46 years, Edwin White; one son, Charles William Duckworth and wife Betty, of Baltimore; two grandsons, Kevin and Keith Duckworth; and a great-grandchild on the way. Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, on Thursday, September 18. Funeral services will be conducted at the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, on Friday, September 19, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Perry Yost officiating. Interment will be in the Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
The Daily News Tribune, Keyser, WV, September 17, 2003 
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 22, 2015

WHITE, Norman Daniel
 

Norman Daniel White, 76, of Wiley Ford, died yesterday at his residence. Born in Keyser, he was the son of the late Thomas W. and Sophronia (Liller) White, and had resided in Wiley Ford 49 years. His first wife, Gertrude (Nealis) White, preceded him in death. He was a retired B & O Railroad shop machinist and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Machinists and the First Assembly of God Church, Elder Street, where he had been a Sunday school teacher. Surviving are his widow, Rosa A. (Smith) White; eight sons, Norman J. White, Hyndman; Kenneth T. White, Hagerstown; Warren E. White, RD 1, Ridgeley; Don J. White, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; James A. White, RD 1, Ridgeley; Harry D. and Norman D. White Jr., Wiley Ford, and Russell E. White, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Esther M. Rinker, RD 1, Ridgeley, and Mrs. Ursula A. McDonald, Fairmont; two brothers, Raymond J. White, city, and Sloan R. White, Orlando, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Thelma Miles and Mrs. Leola Roller, Youngstown, Ohio; Mrs. Wreatha Ostroski, Detroit, Mich.; Miss Mary C. White, Hagerstown, and 28 grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received today and tomorrow. Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in Faith Assembly of God Church by Rev. Arthur Vespa and Rev. Howard Reckley. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.

Published in the Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, October 27, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017

WHITE, Patrick

"Patrick F. White Expired Sunday-Owner of White's Foundry Succumbs After Long Illness-
The funeral of Mr. Patrick F. White took place at St. Peter's Catholic Church at 9:30 o'clock Thursday morning with Solemn Requiem High Mass. Rev. Father McAdams was celebrant, assisted by Father Donahue and Father Leary. Fathers Quinn, McVeigh and Scarpatti were also in the sanctuary. Mr. White, who was one of the oldest, most prominent and highly respected residents of Westernport, died at his home at 7:30 o'clock Sunday evening, after a protracted illness, having been confined to his home for many months past.  He was in his seventy-ninth year and was well and favorably known all through this section of the country. He was born in Ireland and came to this country with his parents when but a child, spending his entire life in Allegany county. Mr. White was a veteran of the Civil War, having served as a member of Company D, 2nd Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade, Maryland Infantry. Mr. White was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Kirkwood, of Lonaconing, in 1865, Mrs. White having died in 1903. Their union was blessed with thirteen children, six of which survive as follows: John P., of Washington, D. C.; Sister Marie Joseph, of South Bethlehem, Pa.; Sister Maria Auxilla, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Michael J., Thomas L., and Charles A., of Westernport. Mr. White owned and managed the Westernport Foundry and Machine Shop for nearly fifty years. Father McAdams delivered a eloquent eulogy on the life and character of Mr. White. The floral designs were numerous and beautiful. The active pallbearers were: Thomas F. Kenny, M. P. Cosgrove, Leo Connell, Martin McGuire, Thomas Beal, Frank Kelly, Michael O'Laughlin, Harry Peters. The honorary pallbearers: Dr. T. L. Wilson, O. Tibbetts, William Rosenbloom, John Griffin, James Kelly and R. H. Drane."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Fri 7 July 1922
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 30, 2011


 

WHITE, Perley W.

Perley W. White, 72, retired farmer, died at his home at Meyersdale R. D. 3, Saturday. He was born at Zanesville, Ohio, July 28, 1879, a son of the late John and Susan Baer White. Surviving are his widow, Minerva Shockey White, five daughters, including Mrs. Viola Haer and Mrs. Mary Fike of Meyersdale, Mrs. Mae Murphy, Mrs. Hazel Bowman; three sons, George W., Ernest W. and Charles White of Meyersdale; 12 grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. William Engle of Mount Pleasant, and 12 grandchildren. The body is at the residence where funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Victor Carlson, pastor of the Evangelical Zion Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 21, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 23, 2011 

WHITE, Richard

Funeral Of Mr White
The funeral of Mr Richard White, who remains arrived here Tuesday morning from Van Lear, Ky, took place yesterday morning from the home of Mr Patrick Hoye, corner Taylor and Mechanic Sts. *High mass the repose of his soul; he also the repose of his soul*(transcribed as printed) and also preached an eloquent sermon on the necessity of always being prepared for death. Interment was in St Michael's cemetery. The funeral was attended by the Shield of Honor, of which order the deceased was a member. The pallbearers were: James Scoby, Geo L Kruetzburg, Samuel Porter, William Myers, Alexander Williams and Walter Porter. Those out of town who attended the funeral were: Thomas P Kenny and William Fitzgerald of Cumberland, William Brown of Westernport, Peter Boyle of Mt Savage, and William Condon and Martin Walters who accompanied the remains from Van Lear, Ky
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, March 14, 1912 - pg 7, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 17, 2011

WHITE, Robert Lee
 

Robert Lee White, 15-year-old son of Norman D. and Rosa A. (Smith) White, Wiley Ford, died Friday night in West Virginia University Medical Center. A student at Ridgeley High School, he held membership in the Elder Street Assembly of God Church. Surviving besides his parents are eight brothers, Norman D. White, at home; Don J. White, Harpers Ferry; James A. White, RD 1, Ridgeley; Harry D. White, Wiley Ford; Airman Russell E. White, Andrews Air Force Base; Norman J. White, Hyndman; Kenneth T. White, Hagerstown; and Warren E. White, Ridgeley; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Rinker, RD 1, Ridgeley, and Mrs. Ursula McDonald, Fairmont, W.Va. The body will be at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received today and tomorrow. Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Elder Street Assembly of God Church with Rev. Howard Reckley and Rev. Arthur Vespa officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.

Published in the Cumberland Sunday Times, August 4, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017

WHITE, Mrs. Roberta D. Burkhart
 
RIDGELEY, W.Va. -
Roberta D. White, 66, of Rt.#1 Scenic Lane, Ridgeley, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Memorial Hospital. Born Nov. 12, 1933, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Raymond C. and Nellie (Birch) Burkhart. Mrs. White was a retired rubber worker, retiring after 35 years of service with the Kelly Springfield Tire Company. She was a Methodist by faith. She enjoyed flower gardening, photography, and various crafts. She is survived by her husband, James A. White; three sons, Stanley N. Johnston and wife Linda, of Moorefield; Mark James White and wife Laura, of Springfield; and Robert G. White and wife Linda S., of Rt.#2, Ridgeley; one brother, Richard C. Burkhart, of Florida; five grandchildren, Chris, Brian, Troy, Jessica and Andy; and two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Matthew. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cumberland, on Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Mildred Martin officiating. Burial will take place in the Fort Ashby Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Lemmert, Louis Aldridge, James Aldridge, Gil Long, Earl Robinette, Ronnie Hawley and Travis Snyder.

Published in the Cumberland Times-News, Sunday, July 23, 2000
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017


 
WHITE, Mrs. Rosa Alice Smith
 

Mrs. Rosa Alice White, 75, of Wiley Ford, W.Va., died Tuesday at Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas, W.Va., where she had been a patient six days. Born in Jenningston, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Solomon Smith and Alice Grace (Teeter) Smith. Her husband, Norman Daniel White Sr., died in 1971. She had resided in Wiley Ford for 60 years. She was a member of First Assembly of God, Elder Street. Surviving are five sons, Don J. White, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; James A. White, Russell E. White, both of Ridgeley; Harry D. White, Norman D. White Jr., both of Wiley Ford; two stepsons, the Rev. Kenneth White, Hagerstown; Warren White, Furnace Acres; two daughters, Mrs. Esther M. Rinker, Short Gap; Mrs. Ursula A. McDonald, Fairmont, W.Va.; a brother, Omer Smith, Dailey, W. Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Orphie Teeter, Elkins; Mrs. Sylvia Burgess, Mrs. Virginia Smith, both of Bowden, W.Va.; 30 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home Wednesday and Thursday. A service will be conducted there Friday at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. Florice Reckley. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark White, Gregory White, Robbie White, Philip White, Jerry Felton and Dwight Bradley.

Published in the Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, October 2, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017

WHITE, Mrs. Sarah Shaw

WESTERNPORT - Mrs. Sarah White, 88, of 325 Maryland Avenue, died Wednesday in the Allegany County Infirmary, Cumberland, where she had been a patient five months. A native of Barton, she had resided in Lonaconing 50 years before moving here to live with a daughter, Mrs. Beulah W. Beck, two years ago. She was a daughter of the late George and Agnes (Somerville) Shaw, and widow of James H. White. Besides Mrs. Beck, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Laura K. Spier and Miss Belle Shaw, Frostburg; three grandchildren and a great grandchild. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home, where services will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. by Rev. John R. McClain, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Lonaconing. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 20, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2010

WHITE, Warren E.
 
RIDGELEY, W.Va. -
Warren E. “Jim ” White, 78, of Route 3, Ridgeley, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Memorial Hospital. Born Nov. 27, 1924, in what was known as Tin Can Hollow in Dixie, W.Va., he was the son of the late Norman D. and Gertrude M. (Nealis) White. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Norman “Lindy" White, the Rev. Kenneth White, Coley White, Robert White and Harry “Doc” White. Mr. White was retired from the Celanese Fiber Corp., with 41 years of service. He was a life-long member of the Local 1874 T.W.U.A. - Textile Workers Union of America. He served three years in the 810th Army Air Force Base Unit with the First Troop Carrier Command during World War II. He held a private pilot’s license and also served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, enacted by President Roosevelt in 1933. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Rae (Maravelis) White; three sons, Roger Warren White, Ridgeley; Brian Dudley White and Warren Earl White, both of Cumberland; two daughters, Linda Rae Nickelson, Romney, and Glenda Sue Gaughan, Cumberland; two sisters, Esther Mae Rinker, Short Gap, and Ursula A. McDonald, Fairview; four brothers, Don J. White, Harpers Ferry, Russell E. White, Carpendale, Norman D. White Jr., Wiley Ford, and James A. “Butch” White, Scenic Lane; six grandchildren, Sonya Turner, Autumn White, Ellen Nickelson, Scott Nickelson, Paul Plummer Jr., and Keith Gaughan; four great-grandchildren, Joe Turner IV, Kilton Eichelberger, Paige Plummer and Alexis Bishop; one step-granddaughter, Stephanie Jewell Bishop. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Fort Ashby, on Thursday. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Linda Nickelson, Roger White, Glenda Gaughan, Brian White, Warren White Jr., Scott Nickelson, and Paul Plummer Jr.

Published in the Cumberland Times-News, Thursday, August 1, 2002
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017

WHITE, Willie E.

"Possibly one of the largest attended funerals that we have had in our community passed through our streets Jan. 15th accompanying the remains of the late Willie E. White who died at his home in Midland, Md., Friday of cerebal spinal meningitis. He was a brother to our fellow townsman John I. White, and Oliver Williams, and had lived in Piedmont the better part of his life, but for the past few years resided with his family, wife and three children. He was 32 years of age and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. Several organization to which he was attached also attended: Valley Council No 26, Jr. Order American Mechanics of Lonaconing, Anchor Lodge No.111 Knights of Pythias of Midland, Hope Council No 30. Jr O.U.A.M. of Midland, Harmony Castle No. 3, Knights of Mystic Chain of Midland, Star Council Jr. O.U.A.M. of Barton, The daughters of Liberty of Midland and Piedmont council No. 19 Jr. O.U.A.M., Mineral castle No. 1 Knights of the Mystic Chain of Piedmont."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, 20 Jan 1893
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 30, 2011


 

WHITEFIELD, Cambridge

Mr. Cam Whitefield died on Sunday evening about 7 o'clock at his residence on Culbits Hill. Mr. Whitefield was an employe of the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Company for many years and was held in the highest esteem by both the company and his fellow employes. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, August 12, 1913
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 23, 2011


WHITEFIELD, Cambridge

The funeral of Mr. Cambridge Whitefield took place on Wednesday afternoon. He was a member of A. F. and A. M. and Order of Railway Conductors, who attended the funeral. Interment was made in Philos cemetery. Will Fredlock of Piedmont had charge of the funeral.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, August 14, 1913
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 23, 2011


Name: Charlotte E. Whitefield, 85, of Wrights Crossing, Frostburg, MD
Parents: Archibald and Christina (Schell) MacDonald
DOB: July 13, 1918, in Frostburg, MD
DOD: Friday, February 6, 2004, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, MD
Spouse: Paul V. Whitefield
Predeceased by: parents
Survived by: husband; Linda Smyers, Frostburg; Lora Thrasher and husband Gordon, Cumberland; son, Lewis Paul Whitefield and wife Martha, Silver Spring
Burial: February 9, 2004, Frostburg Memorial Park

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 3, 2014


WHITEFIELD, George

The funeral of Mr. George Whitefield of Midlothian, who died last Tuesday afternoon, took place yesterday at 9 a. m. from St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment was made in St. Michael's cemetery.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, July 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 10, 2009

Name:  Paul V. Whitefield, 87, of Wrights Crossing (Frostburg) MD
Parents: William and Ella (Poland) Whitefield
DOB: March 15, 1917, in Lonaconing, MD
DOD: Thursday, February 10, 2005, at Allegany County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Cumberland, MD
Military: U.S. Army Veteran, serving during World War II
Spouse: Charlotte (MacDonald) Whitefield
Predeceased by: parents; wife
Survived by: daughters, Linda Smyers, Frostburg; Lora Thrasher and husband Gordon, Cumberland, MD; son, Lewis Paul Whitefield and wife Martha, Silver Spring, MD
Burial: February 12, 2005, Frostburg Memorial Park

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 20, 2014


WHITEHAIR, Alva D.
 
A requiem mass will be held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning in St Mary's Catholic church for Alva D Whitehair, retired Baltimore & Ohio railroad station master, who died yesterday afternoon at his home, 413 Prince George St.  He had been in failing health for some time.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Mr Whitehair was born December 24, 1885(sic) in Terra Alta, West Virginia, the son of the late Grant and Letitia Whitehair.  He retired 12 years ago as station master after 35 years service with the B & O railroad.  He was employed as brakeman and passenger conductor on the Third division before coming here.  He was a member of St Mary's Catholic Church and of the Holy Name Society.  Besides his widow, Mrs Elizabeth (Thompson) Whitehair, he is survived by a son, Lt Raymond F Whitehair, who is expected to arrive here this morning from Camp Picket, Va and a daughter, Miss Carmelita Whitehair at home.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, August 2, 1945 - pg 11, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 7, 2013

WHITEHEAD, George

FROSTBURG, JAN 11 - Funeral services for George Whitehead, Fairview Street, 47, who died Tuesday evening, were conducted yesterday afternoon by Rev. Edgar W. Beckett, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating, assisted by Rev. H.B. Kelchner, pastor of Assembly of God Church. The pallbearers were Wolford Lancaster, Lee Durst, John and Jacob McKenzie, Pearre Hanna, Clement Jeffries, and flower bearers, Frank Ruffo, Verus Workman, C.A. Shuckhart, Harry Skidmore and John Wilson. Interment was in Allegany Cemetery.
Cumberland Sunday Times, January 12, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 23, 2011 


WHITEHILL, Mrs. Alexander R. nee Wilson

Morgantown W Va, Feb 7 - Mrs. Alexander R. Whitehill, wife of Dr. Whitehill, professor of chemistry at the university, died this afternoon at 1 o'clock. She was in her forty-second year. Deceased was the only daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, of Beaver, Pa., and has made this city her home for the past fifteen years.
Keyser Tribune, February 21, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 25, 2010

 

WHITEMAN, Miss Evelyn

Evelyn Whiteman, one year and two months old daughter of William and Arvette Whiteman, Grand Ave., died this morning. The body will be taken to Romney, WV, for burial on Wednesday.
Cumberland Evening Times January 24, 1927
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted August 1, 2009

WHITEMAN, Mrs. Ida Mae Crawford (abridged)

Ida Mae (Crawford) Whiteman, 85, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2008, at the Laurels of Mr. Pleasant. Funeral services for Ida Mae will be held on Tuesday at 3 pm at Clark Family Funeral Chapel with Pastor Wayne Boughan officiating. The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm and Monday from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm at Clark Family Funeral Chapel. Ida Mae was born Sept. 18, 1923, to Hamilton Jacob and Leah Myrtle (Havner) Crawford. She married Donald H. Whiteman on Nov. 8, 1948, in Cumberland, Md. Ida worked many years at Alvies Grocery Store, Polly's Market, and Thayers Dairy and in later years did private home healthcare. Ida Mae is survived by her daughter Marg Alyce Whiteman of Mt. Pleasant; her son Donald Lee Whiteman and wife Terri and granddaughters Amy Jo and Julie Ann Whiteman, all of Cincinnati; sister-in-law Nellie Crawford of Shepherd; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Ida Mae came from a very big family, which she loved and cherished dearly.
[omitted friends and caretakers]
Ida Mae was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Don, on June 27, 1997; brothers Ted, Arnold and Elmer Crawford; sisters Mary Crawford, Nellie Courter, Leah Belle Montague, and Mina VanSickler; sister-in-law Eunice Crawford; and brothers-in-law Howard Courter, Skiles Montague, and Glen VanSickle.

4 April 2008; no source noted
FindAGrave Memorial #89955245
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted March 4, 2017

 

WHITEMAN, James Francis

A 37-year-old Lonaconing man was killed instantly yesterday when he was crushed under a farm tractor. Maryland State Police identified the victim as James Francis Whiteman, of Castle Hill, Lonaconing. The accident occurred at 4 p.m. on the farm of Frank Henry Getson, about two miles west of Lonaconing on State Route 657. Police said Whiteman was helping Getson, his brother-in-law, on the farm. He was regularly employed by the Harrison Construction Company of Pittsburgh. James Whiteman, 14, a son of the fatally injured man, was riding on the harrow attached to the rear of the tractor at the time. Tfc. Robert Dishong of the State Police, who was summoned to the scene, said Whiteman was operating the tractor in a field when the vehicle "reared up" from the front and toppled over, pinning Whiteman beneath. The Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company sent a rescue truck to the scene and they lifted the tractor from Whiteman's body. Witnesses told Tfc. Dishong that Whiteman apparently froze at the controls when the machine toppled. Whiteman was a son of Simeon Whiteman, Lonaconing, and the late Hattie (Dilfer) Whiteman. He is survived by his father and his widow, Mrs. Viola (Getson) Whiteman; four children, Jean Lynne, James, Thomas and Jacob, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Clapper, Bedford; and Mrs. John Ternent, Lonaconing; and two brothers, William Whiteman, Frostburg, and Paul Whiteman, Lonaconing. The body will be at the Eichhorn Funeral Home tonight.
The Cumberland Times, May 11, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 23, 2011

WHITFIELD, Clarence

LONACONING — Clarence Whitfield, former resident, died yesterday at his home, 370 Northern Pike, Pittsburgh. Born in Lonaconing, he was the son of the late George and Charlotte (Dash) Whitfield. Mr. Whitfield was an elder in the Presbyterian church, and a member of Garfield Lodge AF & AM. He was employed as a carpenter. He is survived by his widow, Mary Nelson Whitfield, also a former resident; three children, Jeanette, Harriet and Clarence Whitfield, all of Pittsburgh; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Root, Mrs. David Percy, and Mrs. Algie Moore, all of Pittsburgh; a brother, Ellis Whitfield, of here. Services and burial will be held Monday in Pittsburgh.
The Cumberland News, Wednesday, June 12, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2017



WHITFIELD, Ellis P.

LONACONING — Ellis P. Whitfield, 82, of Church Street, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital. A native of Lonaconing, Mr. Whitfield was a son of the late George and Charlotte (Dash) Whitfield. He was a retired employee of Celanese Fibers Company and was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge here. Surviving are his widow, Marie (Worgan) Whitfield; daughter, Mrs. Marian Schmidt, Beltsville; and three sisters, Mrs. Cora Root, Mrs. Hattie Moore and Mrs. Charlotte Percy, all of Pittsburgh. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received today and tomorrow. Services will be conducted there Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Wayne Turner. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, Monday, December 27, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2017
 



WHITFIELD, Mrs. Emily Worgan

Lonaconing, June 11 - Mrs. Emily Worgan Whitfield, 53, wife of Ellis P. Whitfield, Church street, died at her home Monday evening at 6:20 p.m. after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of the late Hubert and Miriam Wright Worgan, natives of England. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Miriam Shephard; two sisters, the  Misses Marie and Sib, at home; and brothers, Hubert, Luke, Henry and John, all of Lonaconing. Funeral services will be held from the home Thursday, at 2 o'clock. Elder L.V. Finster, Seventh-day Adventist, Potomac Park, Washington, D.C., will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery, Lonaconing.
The Cumberland News, Wednesday, June 12, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2017

WHITFIELD, Mrs. George

Mrs. George Whitfield, an aged and highly respected lady, died at her home at Midlothian on Friday night. She is survived by her aged husband and a large family of grown children, all married, except twin sons who lived at home with their parents. The funeral took place this morning, with services in St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment in St. Michael's Catholic cemetery.
The Evening Times, December 27, 1909
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2009

 

WHITFIELD, George Washington

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made for George Washington Whitfield, 76, who died yesterday at his home in Altoona, Pa. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George W. Whitfield and is survived by his wife, Sarah Howarth Whitfield; one half-brother, Charles Welsh, Beaver, Pa., and three half-sisters, Mrs. Emma Loge, Everett, Pa.; Mrs. Mandia Lee, Cumberland, and Mrs. Nellie Ault, Detroit, Mich. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, August 8, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 23, 2011

WHITFIELD, John

LONACONING, June 18 — Word was received here of the death of John Whitfield, 61, a native and former resident of Lonaconing, who died today at his home in Wilkinsburg, Pa. Mr. Whitfield was a son of the late George and Sarah Whitfield. His wife, Mrs. Ethel Bowden Whitfield, died many years ago. He was a retired salesman. Surviving are one son, Melvin Whitfield, Westernport, and a daughter, Mrs. Daniel Fitzpatrick, Lonaconing; two brothers, Clarence Whitfield, Wilkinsburg, and Ellis Whitfield, Lonaconing; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Root, Mrs. Alger Moore and Miss Charlotte Whitfield, all of Wilkinsburg, and four grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Friday afternoon in Wright's Funeral Home in Wilkinsburg, with burial in a cemetery there.
The Cumberland News, June 14, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2017


WHITFIELD, Mrs. Marie Worgan

LONACONING — Mrs. Marie Whitfield, 80, Church Street, died Tuesday at Frostburg Community Hospital. Born in Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late Hubert Worgan and Mariam (Wright) Worgan. Her husband, Ellis Whitfield, preceded her in death. Mrs. Whitfield was a retired school teacher, a graduate of Central High School, Lonaconing, and the University of Maryland. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received today. Services will be conducted there Friday at 1 p. m. by Rev. John McClain. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lonaconing.
The Cumberland News, Thursday, September 13, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2017


WHITFIELD, Mrs. Mary Richards

Lonaconing - Mrs. Mary Whitfield died yesterday. She was a daughter of the late Anthony and Lydia Phillips Richards. Her husband, George Whitfield, preceded her in death. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Janet Gynn, Colorado, and a brother Walter, Johnstown. Mrs. Whitfield was a graduate nurse of Maryland General Hospital and served as an Allegany County health nurse for 23 years. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where the family will receive friends. Services will be conducted at the funeral home tomorrow at 11 a.m. with Rev. George Loar. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, Wednesday, January 8, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2017


WHITFIELD, Mrs. Sarah

Mrs. Sarah Whitfield, 70, of 121 Hanover Street, died last night at Allegany Hospital where she was admitted a few hours earlier. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home pending arrangements.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 17, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

 

 

  Walter E. Whitfield

WHITFIELD, Walter E.

Westernport, Jan. 13 - Walter E. Whitfield, 69, retired C. and P. Railroad engineer, died this afternoon in Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, W. Va., where he was admitted last night. A native of Westernport, he was a son of the late Cambridge and Christena (Mackey) Whitfield.  He was a graduate of Bruce High School,  a member of Hiram Lodge No. 103, AF and AM; secretary of the Upper Potomac Rod and Gun Club, Trinity Methodist Church in Piedmont, W. Va., Lafayette Lodge No. 3, Knights of Pythias and Piedmont Uniformed Rank No. 10 K. of P., and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. His wife, the former Miss Mary (Cutter) Whitfield, died 33 years ago.  One son, Charles, at home; and a niece, Miss Christena Evans, of Westernport, survive. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the residence on Kolberg's Hill, Westernport.  Interment will be in Philos Cemetery.
Sunday, January 14, 1951, Cumberland Times
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls/transcribed by Genie Ragan)
Posted June 2, 2010

 

WHITFORD, Mrs. Elizabeth Mae Shumaker

Mrs. Elizabeth M. (Shumaker) Whitford, wife of James R. Whitford, died recently of a heart ailment at her home in Hyndman.  She was a daughter of the late Irvin and Theresa Shumaker of Meyersdale, where she was born and spent her early life. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, James R. and Donald G., of Hyndman, and one daughter, Marion Elizabeth, at home.  Also surviving are one granddaughter, two brothers, Harry Shumaker of Pittsburgh and Rutherford Shumaker of Meyersdale, and one sister, Mrs. Ruth Proudfit of Baltimore. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wendell Allen, pastor of the Hyndman Methodist Church.  Interment was made in the Hyndman Cemetery under the direction of the Zeigler Funeral Home.
Meyersdale Republican, October 2, 1947
~Genie
Posted August 25, 2010

 

WHITFORD, Mrs. Elsie Shroyer

Mrs. Elsie Sarah Whitford, 53, Ellerslie, Md., died at the home of Merle Emerick, Hyndman R.D. 1, Monday, Jan. 25, 1965. She was born Sept. 13, 1911, in Corriganville, Md., a daughter of the late Jacob and Rose (Clites) Shroyer. She was twice married, first to Clarence Baker and secondly to James Whitford, Sr.; both are deceased. She is survived by a son, Charles Junior Baker, Hyndman RD 1, and three step-children, James Whitford and Donald Whitford, both of Hyndman RD 1; and Mrs. Marian Via, Cleveland. Also surviving are six brothers, Ira Shroyer, Roy Shroyer, James Shroyer and Harvey Shroyer, all of Fairhope, Pa., Robert and Curtis Shroyer, both of Baltimore, Md.; eight sisters, Mrs. Lillian Klavuhn, Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Ruth Shumaker, Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Nellie Close, Elwood City; Mrs. Goldie Emerick, Hyndman; Mrs. Edna Helmstetter, Cumberland, RD 1; Mrs. Fairy Starkey, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Mattie Reall, Salisbury, Md., and Mrs. Rosella Davey, Ellerslie, Md. She belonged to the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Ellerslie. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Zeigler Funeral Home, Rev. J. Howard Smith officiating. Interment in Kamerrer Cemetery.
The Bedford Gazette, January 27, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 15, 2010

 

WHITFORD, James R., Jr.

James R. Whitford Jr., 69, of Hyndman, died Monday, Dec. 11, 1989, at Cumberland Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 4, 1920, in Meyersdale, son of the late James R. Whitford Sr. and Elizabeth Mae (Shumaker) Whitford. He is survived by three sons, James R. Whitford III, Mark A. Headley and Shane R. Whitford, all of Hyndman, and three daughters, Betty Ann Whitford of Hagerstown, Mrs. Susan E. Bridges of Winchester, Va., and Connie L. Whitford of Manns Choice RD 1. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Whitford, Buffalo Mills RD 1; and a sister, Mrs. Marian Via, Albuquerque, N.M. Mr. Whitford was a retired, self-employed auto mechanic. He served as a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army during World War II. He had attended Comps Church. He was a social member of the Hyndman VFW Oscar Jordan Post 7375. He was a former member of the Hyndman Volunteer Fire Department and was a life member of the Kennells Mills Sportsman's Club. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry T. Ryan officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery with graveside military honors by the Hyndman VFW Oscar Jordan Post 7375 and the Fort Bedford Honor Guard. Friends will be received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Bedford Gazette, Tuesday, 12 December 1989
~Genie
Posted August 25, 2010

 

 

WHITING, “Uncle Alf”

“Uncle Alf” Whiting, colored, one of Romney’s oldest citizens, died at his home here Monday noon, aged 98 years.  He was born January 1, 1824 at the Dickey Hawse place on Jersey Mt.  When still an infant he and his mother were sold to James Gibson, of this place, brother of David Gibson, who moved to Frederick Co., Va.  Upon reaching the age of 21, he was freed and returned here, where he lived for some years with William Armstrong.  He went through the Civil war as the body servant of Isaac T. Brady, coming here after the war and remaining until his death.
Moorefield Examiner, March 16, 1922
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 1, 2010

WHITING, Eston I.

Eston I. Whiting, of Gilroy, Cal. died suddenly Sunday of heart failure. Mr Whiting left Moorefield in 1894, and was successfully engaged in farming and fruit culture in California. The funeral occurred in California, where his wife was buried.
Keyser Tribune, December 15, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 29, 2010

WHITMER, Robert L.

Dobbin, W. Va., - Robert L. Whitmer, aged two years, son of S. S. Whitmer of Bemis, this state, was scalded to death Thursday when he fell into a boiler of scalding water. His body was brought here for interment.
Mineral Daily News, August 1, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 9, 2010


 

WHITTACRE, Mrs. Mary A.
 
Mrs. Mary A. Whittacre, aged 75 years, died early this morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Plummer, Borden Shaft. She formerly resided at Woodland with her husband, who died several years ago. There are no surviving children. The funeral will be held Sunday. Services will be held at the residence at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Allegany Cemetery.
(no date or publication)
Posted August 31, 2013
 

WHITTINGTON, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Carroll

Mrs Mary Elizabeth Whittington, aged 47 years, died Monday night at 10 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs John Foutz of Luke.  Mrs Whittington resided at Martinsburg until last October when she was brought to the home of her daughter.  She had been a patient of the Hoffman Hospital, Keyser recently, but medical and surgical skill were unavailing.  Death was due to cancer of the stomach.  She is survived by her mother, Mrs J P Carroll of this place and one daughter, Mrs Foutz of Luke and three sons, Francis W Whittington of Johnstown, Pa; Carroll W of Baltimore and Neil of Luke.  The funeral service was conducted Wednesday afternoon at St John's M E Church South.  The pastor,  Rev H C Marsh, officiated, assisted by Rev W P Gold of the Presbyterian Church. Interment in Philos Cemetery.
The Herald; Piedmont, Mineral Co, West Virginia., Friday, December 24, 1926
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 20, 2015


 
WHITWORTH, Mrs. Florence Repp

Florence (Repp) Whitworth, 83, of LaVale, died Sunday, July 21, 2002 in Memorial Hospital. Born October 7, 1918 in Keyser, WV she was the daughter of the late Bernice Carnell and Norris Kight Repp. Mrs. Whitworth was a 1936 Graduate of Bruce High School in Westernport; she received her undergraduate degree from University of Maryland and graduate degrees from West Virginia University and Frostburg State University. Allegany County School System employed her from 1940 to 1983. She taught Home Economics and later supervised the county’s food service and home economics departments. She was active in civic and professional organizations including the League of Women Voters of Allegany County and Retired Teachers Association, and was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Parish, Cumberland. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, David Gregg Whitworth, Sr.; three children, David G. Whitworth, Jr. of Edgewater, MD; Dr. Molly R. Whitworth of Petersville, MD; and Horace P. Whitworth of Richmond, VA, and seven grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Hafer Funeral Home, 1302 National Hwy., LaVale, on Wednesday, July 24, 2002 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at which time a celebration of life memorial service will be held with the Rev. Richard M. C. Morley officiating. Private family inurnment services will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 16 Washington St., Cumberland, MD 21502, or to the League of Women Voters of Allegany County, P.O. Box 515, Cumberland, MD.
Sunday, July 21, 2002; Hafer Funeral Services, LaVale, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 15, 2014
 
 
 
WHITWORTH, Lorelle Headley
 
On Wednesday, September 14, 2005, LORELLE H. WHITWORTH; age 88, resident of Roland Park Place Retirement Community. She was preceded in death by her husband Horace P. Whitworth, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Clare Mc Intyre and husband Dr. John M. Mc Intyre, Jr., of Baltimore; four grandsons and four great-grandchildren; sister, Hildwin Muller and husband Dr. Harry Muller of Charlottesville, VA. Funeral service will be on Saturday, September 17, at 1 P.M. at the Fredlock Funeral Home in Piedmont, WV. Interment Philos Cemetery, Westernport, MD.
Newsbank: Sun, The (Baltimore, MD) - September 17, 2005
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 22, 2015
 
WHITWORTH, Lorelle Headley
 
Lorelle Headley Whitworth, age 88, of Roland Park Place Retirement Community in Baltimore and formerly of Westernport, died on Wednesday Sept. 14, 2005. She was born in Village, Va., on May 26, 1917, and was the daughter of the late Louis T. Headley and Clare (Williams) Headley. She was preceded in death by her husband Horace P. Whitworth Jr., who died in 1995. She was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church in Westernport for many years. She spend most of her life in Maryland, growing up in Baltimore and living in Westernport for more than 57 years. She attended school in Baltimore and graduated from Towson State where she was active on the newspaper staff. She had a beautiful soprano voice and sang in the Peabody choir. She was a princess in the annual Towson May Court. Prior to her marriage she taught in the Baltimore City School system. Lorelle married Horace P. Whitworth Jr. in 1940. He was an attorney and represented Allegany County as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates. She was a member of the D.A.R. and was very active in various civic clubs in her community. She was a dedicated patron of the Westernport Public Library. Above all, she was a loving wife and mother whose first priority was to provide a warm and welcoming home for family and friends. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Clare McIntyre and her husband Dr. John M. McIntyre Jr. of Baltimore; four grandsons, John W. McIntyre, Philip G. McIntyre, Dr. Thomas P. McIntyre and James H. McIntyre; and four great-grandchildren, Davis and Grayson McIntyre and Clare and Kate McIntyre. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Hildwin Muller and husband Dr. Harry Muller of Charlottsville, Va. The family will receive friends at the Fredlock Funeral Home in Piedmont on Saturday September 17, 2005, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home at 1 p.m. will the Rev. Manning Smith, Pastor of St. James Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Philos Cemetery Westernport. The family has requested that memorials be directed to the Health Center at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore, MD 21211.
Newsbank: Waltham News Tribune (MA) (Published as Daily News Tribune, The (Waltham, MA)) - September 16, 2005
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 22, 2015

WHITWORTH, Richard H.

WESTERNPORT, Md. - Richard H. Whitworth Sr., 89, of 108 Howard Street, Westernport, Md., died Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at Moran Manor Nursing Home in Westernport. Born July 24, 1914, he was the son of the late Horace P. Whitworth Sr. and Nancy (Dixon) Whitworth. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bessie G. Whitworth and a brother, Horace P. Whitworth Jr. Mr. Whitworth was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Westernport and served for a number of years as treasurer and was a vestryman. He was a graduate of Bruce High School, Potomac State College, and Catherman Business School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of Victory Post 155 American Legion in Westernport. He worked at one time as an accountant for the Vanderbilt Racing Stables. He retired in 1976 from the Citizens Office of First United Bank in Westernport as vice president and served on the Board of Directors at the bank. Mr. Whitworth liked to play pool, ride his motorcycle and go fishing. He is survived by one son, Dr. Richard H. Whitworth Jr. and wife Joyce, of New Orleans; one daughter, Mary Susan Clements and husband James, of Baltimore; two brothers, Dr. Frank Dixon Whitworth of Front Royal, Va., and David G. Whitworth of Cumberland, Md.; one sister, Margaret Gannon of Cherry Hill, Colo.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Fredlock Funeral Home in Piedmont, W.Va., on Friday. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at St. James Episcopal Church in Westernport at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Manning Smith, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery. The family requests that memorial be directed to Tri-Towns Rescue Squad in Westernport.
The Daily News Tribune, Keyser, WV, September 25, 2003
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 22, 2015

WHYTE, Mrs. Betty Jean Withrow
 
WESTERNPORT, Md. - Betty Jean (Withrow) Whyte, 72, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at Moran manor Nursing Home where she has resided since 2002. She lived in Clinton Township, Mich., prior to coming back to Westernport. Born June 14, 1932, in Piedmont, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Emory Withrow and Lona (Geiger) Whitrow. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Stanley M. Whyte, in 1979; and two sisters, Ruth Gardner and Anna Lee Cueva. Mrs. Whyte was a 1950 graduate of Piedmont High School. She attended Potomac State College and graduated in 1954 from the West Virginia University School of Music. She was the Vocal Music Instructor at Bruce High School from 1954 until 1968 when she married and moved to Michigan, where she continued to teach at Mt. Clemens Community Schools until her retirement in 1989. She was a former member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont where she directed and sang in the church choir. Her enjoyment in life came from spending time with her family, her music career, playing the piano, going to the movies and reading. She was also a former member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Westernport, Md. She is survived by her nephews, John Gardner of Austin, Texas, Vic Cueva Jr. of Westernport, William Gardner of Woodstock, Va., and Brian Cueva of Eldersburg, Md.; her nieces, Susan Ray of Elk Garden, W.Va., and Lee Ann Cueva of Charleston, W.Va.; as well as numerous great- nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church on Monday, April 4, with the pastor, Rev. Bart Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in Philos Cemetery in Westernport. The family requests that memorials for Betty Jean be directed to the Western Maryland Health System, Hospice, 900 Seton Dr. Cumberland, MD 21521, or the Trinity United Methodist Church 34 Jones St. in Piedmont, WV. 26750. Personal condolences maybe offered to the family online at www.rotruck-lobb.com.
Newsbank: Waltham News Tribune (MA) (Published as Daily News Tribune, The (Waltham, MA)) - April 4, 2005.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 15, 2015
 
 

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