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Obituaries                                                       

Obituaries For The Week of January 13, 2005

BARTON, Eva M., 101, Cumberland.
BROADWATER, Henry M., 89, formerly of Avilton.
DAVIS, Virginia T., Charlottesville, Va., formerly of Mtn. Lake Park.
KELLEY, Neva J., 78, Terra Alta, W.Va.
McKENZIE, Lafe L., 71, Frostburg (Garrett County).
METZ, Harold A., 80, Germantown.
ROSS, Josiah E., 73, Boynton, Pa.
SPOERLEIN, Ernest C., 91, Oakland.
STEMPLE, Phyllis A., 71, Wise, Va.
STOWELL, Eugene R. Jr., 68, Oakland.
TAYLOR, Ann R., 71, McHenry.

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JOSIAH E. ROSS

Josiah Edward Ross, 73, Boynton, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at his residence.

Born Jan. 28, 1931, in Boynton, he was a son of the late Abraham L. and Nora Ellen (Durst) Ross. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter; and one sister, Anna Mae Hemming.

He was a packer for the Pittsburgh Knipple Works for more than 39 years. He was a member of the American Bowling Congress, Old Times Baseball Association, and Elk Lick Rod and Gun Club. He was also a member of the World Lighthouse Worship Center, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Ann (Yutzy) Ross; one son, Stephen E. Ross, Boynton; three daughters, Cynthia Crosby, Lisa Reckner, and Nicole Mort, all of Boynton; one brother, Kenneth Ross, Somerset, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where a service was held on Saturday, Jan. 8, with Pastor DeWayne Johnson officiating.

Interment was in the Highland Cemetery, Garrett, Pa.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the World Lighthouse Worship Center.

ERNEST C. SPOERLEIN

Ernest C. Spoerlein, 91, Oakland, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Courtland Acres Nursing Home, Thomas, W.Va.

Born Nov. 16, 1913, he was the son of the late William Ernest Spoerlein and Freda (DeWitt) Spoerlein. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alice (Tucker) Spoerlein, in 2002.

He was a retired teacher and guidance counselor, and a member of the Oak Park Church of the Brethren and the Garrett County Teachers Association.

Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Updyke, Oakland; and two grandchildren.

Friends were received at the Durst Funeral Home, Oakland.

A service was held at the Oak Park Church of the Brethren on Saturday, Jan. 8, with the Rev. Mel Menker officiating.

Interment was in Garrett County Memorial Gardens.

The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to Oak Park Church of the Brethren.

EUGENE R. STOWELL JR.

Eugene R. Stowell Jr., 68, Oakland, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

Born July 30, 1936, in Frostburg, he was a son of the late Eugene R. Stowell Sr. and Mary B. (Howdyschell) (Stowell) Wigfield.

He is survived by one brother, Michael W. Stowell, Oakland.

Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service was held on Sunday, Jan. 9, with the Rev. Bruce Craig officiating.

Interment was in the Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Oakland.

EVA M. BARTON

Eva M. (Yoder) Barton, 101, Cumberland, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at St. Vincent de Paul Nursing Center, Frostburg.

Born June 28, 1903, in Grantsville, she was a daughter of the late Norman S. and Annie Yoder. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry J. Barton, 1978; one son, John William Barton, 2004; three brothers; and five sisters.

She was the last active charter member of the Pinto Mennonite Church. She taught Sunday School classes, was a song leader, and participated in quartets, duets, choruses, and group singing.

She attended Potomac State College and taught school for several years. She and her husband H.J. started their married life as dairy farmers. After several years they began retailing milk and developed one of the leading dairies in the Cumberland area known as Barton's Dairy. She and her husband expanded into the dairy bar business and opened The Cow on U.S. 220. The Cow expanded into Barton's Restaurant.

She was president of such organizations as the Allegany County Homemakers and the Cresaptown School PTA, and was instrumental in helping to form a health clinic at Cresaptown School.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary Colleen Nelson, Cumberland, and Evamae Crist, York, Pa.; one sister, Sue Anna Collins; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cresaptown, on Friday, Jan. 14, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Funeral and interment services will be conducted at the Pinto Mennonite Church on Saturday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Johnny Crist and the Rev. Phillip Dayton officiating.

Interment will be in the Barton Family Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Pinto Mennonite Church, 13822 Pinto Road, Pinto, MD 21556; or the House of Yoder, Spruce Forest, 177 Casselman Road, Grantsville, MD 21536.

LAFE L. McKENZIE

Lafe L. McKenzie, 71, Frostburg (Garrett County), died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at her residence.

Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where a service was held on Saturday, Jan. 8.

ANN T. TAYLOR

Ann T. Taylor, 71, McHenry, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.

Born April 17, 1933, in Wheeling, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Russell R. and Gertrude (Garden) Throp. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, John Throp and Raymond Throp; one sister, Caroline Dickson; and one granddaughter, Megan O'Brien.

She was a graduate of West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va., with a degree in business, and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She was a co-owner of the Green Acres Garden Center and the Flower Basket, Oakland.

She was a former member of the BPW Club, Oakland, and was an avid bridge player. She and her husband enjoyed traveling the world.

She is survived by her husband, Robert G. Taylor; two daughters, Suzan T. O'Brien, McMurray, Pa., and Deep Creek Lake; and Barbara L. Baker, Swanton; one son, David T. Taylor, Mtn. Lake Park; four grandchildren; and one foster grandchild.

Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service was held on Wednesday, Jan. 12, with the Rev. Fr. John A. Grant officiating.

Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, W.Va.

The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the Garrett County Humane Society, c/o Ellen Green, 1124 Mary Dr., Oakland, MD 21550.

(Paid Obituary)

VIRGINIA T. DAVIS

Virginia T. Davis of Charlottesville, Va., formerly of Mtn. Lake Park, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, in a nearby nursing facility.

Born in Mtn. Lake Park, she was the daughter of the late Flavius Josephus Turney and Grace Fearer Turney. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lee Davis.

Mrs. Davis served for many years as the executive assistant for the dean of continuing education at the University of Virginia.

She is survived by two son, R.W. Davis, Stephens City, Va., and Stephen Davis and his wife Rebecca, Culpeper, Va.; and one grandson, Ryan Davis.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Foss officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Friends may sign the guest book at teaguefuneralhome.com

(Paid Obituary)

NEVA J. KELLEY

Neva Jeanne (Jeannie) Kelley, 78, Terra Alta, W.Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

Born Oct. 3, 1926, in Terra Alta, she was a daughter of the late Virginia Benson and Harry H. Hill Sr. She was also preceded in death by one brother, John Hill; and one sister, Jane Tennell.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Terra Alta. She worked at Alpine Lake for 20 years, and was a past member of the Terra Alta Civic Club.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Duane (Flat) Kelley; one son, David B. Kelley, Morgantown; three daughters, Mary V. Straface, Clarksburg, W.Va., Nancy J. Kelley, Terra Alta, and Julie A. Kelley, Oakland; one brother, Jack Hill, Kingwood, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta, today, Thursday, Jan. 13, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the First United Methodist Church, Terra Alta, with the Rev. Michael L. Daniels officiating.

Interment will follow in the Terra Alta Cemetery, Terra Alta.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the First United Methodist Church, 303 West State Avenue, Terra Alta, WV 26764.

PHYLLIS A. STEMPLE

Phyllis Ann Stemple, 71, Wise, Va., died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at the home of her daughter. She was a former resident of Red House and later of Oakland at Underwood South.

Born March 3, 1933, in Lantz Ridge, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Dwight L. and Nellie Marie Strawser Arnett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Stemple; two brothers, Frank Arnett and Fred Arnett; and two sisters, Alice Proudfoot and Lois Reva Arnett.

She was a retired teacher's aide in the Garrett County schools. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Red House.

Surviving are one son, James Lawton Stemple, Red House; one daughter, Dr. Marie Ann Stemple, Wise; four brothers, James Arnett, Clarksburg, W.Va., Raymond Arnett, Martinsburg, W.Va., Donald Arnett, Amboy, W.Va., and Joseph Arnett, Bernillo, N.M.; and two grandchildren.

A service was held at St. John's Lutheran Church, Red House, on Jan. 4, with the Rev. Bill Connelly and the Rev. Keith Pittsnogle officiating.

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Sturgill Funeral Home, Wise, was in charge of arrangements.

HAROLD A. METZ

Harold A. "Hoss" Metz, 80, Germantown, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at his residence.

Born June 19, 1924, in Barton, he was the son of the late Thomas and May Metz.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Frankie Metz; four children, Donna Lee Harvey, Kitzmiller, Tarzan Metz, Damascus, Timmie R. Metz, Brunswick, and John A. Metz, Germantown; several sisters and brothers; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends were received at Pumphrey's Colonial Funeral Home, Rockville, where a service was held this morning, Thursday, Jan. 13, with the Rev. Ross Forcey officiating.

A graveside service followed at Dawson Cemetery in Dawson, with the Rev. Samuel Biser officiating.

In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to The Arc of Montgomery County, 11600 Nebel St., Rockville, MD 20852.

HENRY M. BROADWATER

Henry Marshall Broadwater, 89, formerly of Avilton, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at the home of his daughter in Vandergrift, Pa.

Born Feb. 21, 1915, in Garrett County, he was a son of the late James A. and Martha C. (Platter) Broadwater. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Thelma (Wilhelm) Broadwater, Aug. 7, 1985; and five brothers, Lee, Russell, Ellis, Alvin, and Ray Broadwater.

He was a farmer and timberman. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are one son, Gerald Broadwater, Lonaconing; two daughters, Mary McGuire, Vandergrift, Pa., and Martha Rosenberger, Finzel; two brothers, Roy Broadwater, Avilton, and Charles Broadwater, Reedsville, W.Va.; three sisters, Eva Lewis and Arvella Wilson, both of Frostburg, and Laura Broadwater, Cresaptown; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, today, Thursday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

A service will be conducted in the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Carroll Junkins officiating.

Interment will be in Blocher Cemetery.

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