Victor H. McPeak
Victor Houston McPeak, 59, of Hedgesville, W. Va., died Thursday, February 1, 2007 at his home.
Born May 31, 1947 in Hancock, he was the son of Mary Frances Jackson McPeak of Winchester, Va. and the late James E. McPeak.
He was a 1965 graduate of Hancock High School.
He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army in Viet Nam.
He was employed as maintenance mechanic at the V.A. Medical Center in Martinsburg.
He was retired from the Chessie System as a track operator.
He was a member of the VFW in Willliamsport, Md.
He was a member and served as an Elder at the Tomahawk Presbyterian Church in Hedgesville.
Besides his mother he is survived by his wife Deborah A. Domenico McPeak whom he married December 8, 1980; one daughter, Jenevieve Carlisle, Falling Waters, W. Va.; two sons, Randy H. McPeak, Berkeley Springs and Kevin Dingus of Virginia; one sister, Vivian K. Bernhard, Needmore, Pa.; three brothers, Gregory Scott McPeak, Winchester, James E. Reed, New Castle and James W. McPeak, Hagerstown, Md.; three grandchildren, Kayla Brooke Carlisle, Colin H. McPeak and Courtney McPeak.
A service was held Monday, February 5 at the Cedar Grove Christian Church. Pastor Paul Wolverton and Dick Bernhard officiated. Burial with a military service by the Tri-State Honor Guard was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.
Clara Frances Craft, 85, of Gas City, Ind., died Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at her residence.
She was born in Koshkonong, Mo., daughter of George and Bessie Oney, who preceded her in death.
She was a home healthcare provider.
She liked gardening and animals.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Rankin, Berkeley Springs and Karen Holland, Gas City; two sons, Robert J. Smith, Kentucky and Kevin Michael J. Craft, Hartford City; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Services were Friday, February 2 in Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Grant County Humane Society, 2768 W. Avon Ave., Marion.
Mary S. Thompson
Mary Snow Thompson, 82, of Shepherdstown, died Friday, February 2, 2007 at Evergreen Health and Rehab Center in Winchester, Va.
Born August 2, 1924 in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Ivan S. and Icy Snow Henry Unger.
She was of the Protestant faith. She attended public schools in Morgan County and had been a homemaker.
She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis M. Hilliard and Judy A. Shanholtz and two sons, John E. Thompson and Larry E. Thompson, all of Shepherdstown; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Edison Thompson on February 26, 1983; seven sisters, Pauline Youngblood Mason, Margie Barnhart, Pearl Barney Virginia Unger, Opal Bivens, Dorothy Trail and Vergie Bishop and six brothers, Dayton Unger, Estee Unger, Berkeley Unger, Clarence Unger, Raymond Unger and Roy Unger and one granddaughter, Mary Ellen Shanholtz.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 5 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, with Pastor Jack Hiles, Jr. officiating. Interment was in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery.
Walter H. Diffenderfer
Walter Homer Diffenderfer, 97, of Heartland of Martinsburg, died February 2, 2007.
Born May 17, 1909, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late William Walter and Ella Watson Diffenderfer.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Bessie Watson Diffenderfer.
He was a 1928 graduate of Martinsburg High School.
He retired as a linotype operator in 1972 from Hagerstown Book Binding and Printing, Co., formerly Shepherdstown Register.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
He was a member of Adam Stephen Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, American Legion, Martinsburg Kiwanis Club and Martinsburg High School Alumni Association and was a volunteer for Meals On Wheels.
He is survived by twin stepdaughters, Ann B. Nickerson, Wilmington, N.C. and Blanch B. Brady, Summersville; one sister, Dorothy D. Solenberger, Berkeley Springs; six grandchildren and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by one stepson, Earl Johnson.
Services were held Tuesday, February 6 at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. G. Edward Grove officiated.
Private burial was in VanMetre family cemetery.
Linda D. Crawford
Linda Darlene Crawford, 54, of Artemas, Pa., died Thursday, February 1, 2007.
Born June 11, 1952, in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Earl Conrad and Savannah Grace Clingerman Conrad.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leonard R. Smith, in 1982. They were married in 1974. She was preceded in death by her second husband, Lester A. Crawford, on March 12, 2006. They were married October 22, 1993.
She was employed as a lathe operator at Caperton Furniture Works in Berkeley Springs for 14 years, retiring in 2006.
She attended Bethel Christian Church in Purcell, Pa.
She is survived by one daughter, Linda K. Snyder, Artemas; three stepchildren, Lester A. Crawford, Greencastle, Pa., Linda A. Hott, Breezewood, Pa. and Nancy P. Foor, Front Royal, Va.; nine sisters and brothers, Leota E. Kile, Clearville, Pa., Larry A. Conrad, Lorraine C. Godwin, Lloyd C. Conrad, Lester W. Conrad and Luther C. Conrad, all of Artemas, Leroy A. Conrad, Warfordsburg, Pa., Leonard J. Conrad, Everett, Pa. and Loretta S. Eader, Big Cove Tannery, Pa.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, February 6 at Bethel Christian Church, Purcell. The Rev. Russell Hoffman officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Dalla Valle Funeral Service, Everett.
Martha S. Lane
Martha Sue Wilson Lane, 84, of Boonsboro, Md., died Thursday, February 1, 2007, at Washington County Hospital.
Born July 15, 1922, in Russellville, Ala., she was the daughter of the late William Hyde and Estelle Houghson Wilson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Lucien Lane, in 1987.
She was a homemaker.
She was an active member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boonsboro. She was a member of Boonsboro Homemakers Club.
She was the last of her immediate family. She is survived by one daughter, Sheila A. Wren, Boonsboro; three sons, Marshall L. Lane, Levittown, Pa., Hite M. Lane, Brandon, Miss. and David W. Lane, Berkeley Springs; 10 grandchildren, Lee Ann Tardino, Hagerstown, Md., Carrie L. Gantt, Atlanta, Ga., Dawn M. Jakoby, Inwood, Allison Rester and Colby Lane, both of Brandon, Miss., Charles M. Wren, Boonsboro, Richlandtown, Pa., Summer L. Maro, Boonsboro, and Jessica A. Lane and David A. Lane, both of New Market, Md.; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 5 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boonsboro. The Rev. Blaine E. Feightner officiated. Burial was in Boonsboro Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by the Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro.
Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 64 S. Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713.
Ethel M. Haynie
Ethel Marie Haynie, 80, died in Norfolk, Va., on January 31, 2007 due to complications following heart surgery.
She was born in Minot, NC. on May 13, 1926.
She was trained to serve as a nurse during World War II.
She was married to the late Dr. Harry Deschamps for 34 years.
She is survived by her husband Dr. Collin Haynie; children Dr. Jeffery Deschamps, Frederick, Md., Dr. Colette Deschamps-Dardor, Hancock, Connie Walcott, Calgary, Canada, and Dr. Janine Grayson, Hampton, Va.; six grandchildren, Janette Deschamps, Orlando, Fla., Alex Stubbings, Frederick, Paul Deschamps, Philadelphia, Pa., Alexa Walcott, Sidney, Australia, Haleigh Hershberger, Harrisonburg, Va. and Andy Walcott of Calgary; three sisters, Lola Plaisted, Ville Franche sm, France, Dorothy Woods, Chula Vista, Calif., and Helen Tippens, Nehalem, Ore.
She was a speaker for Christian Women's Club for many years, Bible teacher, and served on boards for Young Life and WCRH Christian radio.
Services will be conducted at Bayside Baptist Church, 1920 Pleasure House Rd, Virginia Beach, Va. on Sunday February 11 at 3 p.m..
Memorial contributions can be made to the church or ministry of one's choice.
A second memorial service will be announced for a future date for the Hagerstown area.
Archie A. Compton
Archie Alvah Compton, 71, of Paw Paw, died Monday, February 5, 2007 at his home.
He was born September 6, 1935 at Compton, Md. and was the son of the late Hamil Compton and Grace Gradville Compton.
He had worked as a boiler plant engineer and supervisor of utility operations repair for the National Institute of Health. He was the writer of the Hampshire Review's Paw Paw news column for the past five years.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and was a member of Harvey Bohrer American Legion Post #128 in Paw Paw.
He was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church.
He liked hunting and woodworking.
On August 21, 1982, he married Katherine "Kitty" Weddle Compton, who survives with one son, Archie Compton, Jr., Germantown, Md.; one daughter, Kathleen Winovich, Poolesville, Md.; two stepsons, Michael Kirby and Chuck Kirby, both of Frederick, Md. and five grandchildren
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., today, Wednesday, February 7, at the Kimble Funeral Home in Paw Paw, with Pastor Rita Beeman officiating.
Burial will be at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery near Paw Paw, with military graveside services conducted by members of the Tri-State Honor Guard.
Arlene Catherine Derico Sproviero, 66, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, February 4, 2007 at Winchester Medical Center.
She was born November 19, 1940 in Patterson, N.J.
She was a housewife and a member of St. Vincent's Catholic Church in Berkeley Springs. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.
She is survived by her husband Anthony Sproviero, Sr.; two sons, Anthony Sproviero, Jr., Dover, N.J. and David Sproviero, Berkeley Springs and seven grandchildren.
All services are private.
Arrangements are being handled by Omps Funeral Home-Amherst Chapel, Winchester, Va.