Area Obituaries

William D. “Bill” Calhoun

William D. “Bill” Calhoun 1941-2019 Mr. William D. “Bill” Calhoun, 77, of Mont Alto, Pa., passed away Friday, March 8, 2019 in UPMC Pinnacle Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa. Born December 30, 1941 in Petersburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Richard F. and Annah (Harper) Calhoun. Mr. Calhoun was a graduate of Moorefield, W.Va.…

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Laurence F. Miller

Laurence F. Miller 1939-2019 Laurence Foster Miller, age 80, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs. Born January 22, 1939 in Kifer, Md., he was the son of the late John William and Elma Virginia Brown Miller. He attended Faith in God Chapel. Laurence went…

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Wayne E. Spriggs

Wayne E. Spriggs 1935-2019 Wayne E. Spriggs, 84, of York, Pa., formerly of Great Cacapon died Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at his home while under the care of Hospice. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ingrid Spriggs; one daughter, Kathryn Bohrer, Berkeley Springs; one sister, Elizabeth Spring, Great Cacapon; one brother, Steven Dawson, Berkeley Springs; one step-daughter,…

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Jack D. Rankin

Jack D. Rankin 1938-2019 Jack David Rankin, age 80, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Veterans Affair Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born June 4, 1938 in Morgan County he was the son of the late Melvin Boyd “Mutt” and Margaret Virginia “Ginny” Hovermale Rankin. He attended Trinity Church. He attended…

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John A. Arnica

John A. Arnica 1936-2019 John Albert Arnica, age 82, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Winchester Medical Center. Born April 13, 1936 in Paw Paw, W.Va., he was the son of the late Thomas G. and Margaret Alice Miller Arnica. He was a graduate of Fort Hill High School in…

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Richard H. Merica

Richard H. Merica 1939-2019 Richard Henry Merica, age 79, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at The Berkeley Springs Center. Born October 1, 1939 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Ray Jackson and Alice Frances Henry Merica. He was of the Protestant faith. He attended Berkeley Springs…

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Paul J. Hofe

Paul J. Hofe 1936-2019 Paul J. Hofe, 82, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at his home. Born April 16, 1936 in Little Orleans, Md., he was the son of the late Henry Jackson and Venona Rosalie McCusker Hofe. He was a graduate of Flintstone High School. He had served with the US Army…

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Robert W. Youngblood

Robert W. Youngblood 1970-2019 Robert Wayne Youngblood, 48, of Hedgesville, died Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility in Kearneysville. Born July 1, 1970 in Martinsburg, he was the son of Friendy Richard Youngblood, Hedgesville and the late Sharon Rose Huffman Youngblood. He was a member of the Independent Church of…

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Mark A. Wilson

Mark A. Wilson 1988-2019 Mark Allen Wilson, 31, of Berkeley Springs, died on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at his home. Born January 10, 1988 in Olney, Md., he was the son of William Wilson, Martinsburg and Joy Esworthy Rabbitt, Berkeley Springs. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Charles Town and attended Boonsboro High School…

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Ethel M. Silver

Ethel M. Silver 1927-2019 Ethel Muriel Silver, 91, of Hedgesville, died on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born November 16, 1927 in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late John Michael and Mary Weigle. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She was a…

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