Helen M. Orr
Helen Mae Waugh Orr, 91, of Columbia, S.C., died January 29, 2007 at the Death Life Care Center in Columbia.
She was born May 15, 1915, in Morgan County, the daughter of the late Thomas W. Waugh and the late Eva Everett Waugh. Her husband, William Edward Orr, died February 2, 1967.
She worked as a bookkeeper at London Fog.
She was a member of the Berkeley Springs Church of Christ.
She was a member of the Berkeley Springs Chapter #77 Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by two daughters, Susan Ambrose, Columbia and Priscilla Quinn, Elizabeth; one son, Fred W. Orr, Berkeley Springs; one brother, Ray E. Waugh, Berkeley Springs; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia P. Stuter and three brothers, Fred W. Waugh, Jesse Waugh and Jack Waugh.
Viewing will be held Friday, February 2, 6-8 p.m. at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 3, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Berkeley Springs Church of Christ, 20 South Green Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.
Eugene H. James
Eugene Henry James, 90 of Whitehouse Station, N.J., died Saturday, January 27, 2007 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., N.J.
He was born in Sleepy Creek, W.Va. He was the son of the late Grover and Caroline (Brewer) James.
He grew up in Hancock, Md. and had lived in Whitehouse Station since 1955.
He was in the United States Army Air Corps. He was a First Lieutenant and B-17 pilot during World War II and was awarded the Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters.
He was a commercial airline pilot with Eastern Airlines. He retired as a Captain in 1976. He liked working on his farm in Readington after his retirement.
He attended the Somerville Methodist Church, belonged to the Whitehouse American Legion Post 284, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Somerville Hangar of the Quiet Birdmen.
He is survived by his wife, Helen V. (Zavaski) James; four daughters, Carol A. James, Sergeantsville, N.J., Dr. Janice E. James, Walla Walla, Wash., Betty H. James, Poolesville, Md. and Anne M. James, Whitehouse Station; one brother, Edward James, Hancock, Md.; one sister, Helen Palmer, Lancaster, Pa. and four grandchildren.
Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, January 31, from 2–4 and 7–9 p.m. at the Kearns Funeral Home, 103 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse. A funeral service will be held during the evening visitation at 8:15. Burial will be Thursday, February 1 at 2 p.m. in Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery in Pennsylvania.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 N. Halsted Street, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60622 or call 312-587-9272.
Theo W. Clem
Theo Worth Clem, 83, of Berkeley Springs, died on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.
Born March 10, 1923 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late George Gilbert and Blanche Florida Corbin Clem.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs. He was a graduate of Berkeley Springs High School and retired in 1972 as a bus driver with D.C. Transit in Washington, D.C. He then worked for the West Virginia Department of Highways and most recently dealt in antiques and collectibles at local flea markets. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was a member of Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post #60 in Berkeley Springs. He liked coon hunting.
He is survived by one daughter, Vicki Francis Blanche Hook, Martinsburg; one brother, Billy K. Clem, Rockville, Md.; two grandchildren, Victoria Blanche Knipple, Martinsburg and John Francis Scott Hook, Bunker Hill; three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter and four sisters, Olive Marra, Madeline Waugh, Beulah Hensley and Gladys Sinnitte.
Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, January 27, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, with Rev. Daniel Wright officiating. Interment with graveside military honors were provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard was in Bethel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 5 Public Square, Suite 307, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Garland Kirk, 65, of Great Cacapon, died on Sunday, January 28, 2007 at his home.
Born April 21, 1941 in Piedmont, Ala., he was the son of the late G.W. "Toop" and Agnes Lucille Waits Kirk.
He was of the Protestant faith. He was a graduate of Gaithersburg High School, Gaithersburg, Md. He retired as a rural postal carrier with the U.S. Postal Service and was working part-time at NAPA Auto Parts in Hancock. He liked woodworking and working on automobiles.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Nancy Ann Fuhrmann Kirk, at home; one son, Garland David Kirk, Frederick, Md.; four daughters, Wendy Lee Shambaugh, Kissimmee, Fla., Lisa Ahlen, Gallatin, Tenn., Barbara Berkstresser, Warfordsburg, Pa. and Jeanne Shambaugh, Keymar, Md.; two brothers, Garvin Kirk, Gaithersburg, Md. and Ted Kirk, Ijamsville, Md.; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Raines.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. with Pastor William C. Swope officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Nebo Cemetery.
Patricia J. Hixon
Patricia Joy Hixon, 62, of Xenia, Ohio, formerly of Hancock, Md., died Saturday, January 27, 2007.
She was the daughter of the late Lt. Col. Max A. Wilcox and Dona J. Wilcox.
She is survived by two sisters, Carrie Carmichael and Sue Jordan; two sons, Christopher White and Craig White; one daughter, Carol White and five grandchildren.
Donations may be made to The American Heart Association.
Clifton L. McDonald
Clifton L. "Chip" McDonald, Jr., 74, of Falling Waters, W.Va., died Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.
He was born December 15, 1932 in Paw Paw, W.Va. and was the son of the late Clifton L. McDonald, Sr. and Esther Sirbaugh McDonald.
He was a graduate of Paw Paw High School, Catherman's Business School of Cumberland, Md. and West Virginia University. He retired as a comptroller of Mack Truck Industries in Hagerstown, Md. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion. He liked upgrading and working at his computer and being outdoors.
He is survived by two daughters, Tracy Smith and Lisa McDonald, both of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; one son, Clifton L. McDonald, III, Hagerstown; three sisters, Patricia Guhr, Hagerstown, Mary Jo Fox, Martinsburg, W.Va. and Judy Corbett, Hancock, Md.; one brother, James F. McDonald, Paw Paw; a special friend, Elma Kessler, Winchester and one grandson, Brian Smith, Jr.
Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Saturday, January 27, at the Kimble Funeral Home in Paw Paw, with Rev. Barry Dillon officiating. Burial was at Camp Hill Cemetery at Paw Paw with military graveside services accorded by members of the Veterans Honor Guard of Cumberland.
Memorials may be made to the Paw Paw Senior Center, P.O. Box 294, Paw Paw, WV 25434.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Paw Paw.