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Obituaries for Nov. 12

By Staff | Nov 12, 2010

Carolyn Angell Corliss, born April 26, 1929, passed away Sunday evening at home Nov. 7, 2010. Her maiden name was Angell and the family’s threes sisters, at home in Walla Walla, Wash., enjoyed answering the phone with, “This is Heaven, with which Angell do you wish to speak?”

Carolyn graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1947, started college and then, a skiing enthusiast, went to work at Sun Valley, Idaho. She subsequently reentered Whitman College, graduated in 1952 and became engaged to Gregory Corliss, also graduating and heading to Quantico and Marine Corps duty.

Carolyn married Greg on Dec. 27, 1952 and moved to the Washington area. Their marriage produced three children, Gregory A. Corliss Jr., Catherine Ann Corliss and Mary Elizabeth Corliss. Carolyn is considered by the extended family a certified Saint in enjoying her life and love, children, grandchildren and a great grandchild, with successful families and careers. She was also a high school government teacher and was a major part of the social glue in frequently deploying Marine Corps organizations.

Since Greg retired from the Marine Corps in 1985, Carolyn has been active locally in supporting Trinity Shepherdstown, Shenandoah Garden Club, community affairs and some political activity.

Carolyn’s final days were under the Hospice of the Panhandle. This very professional assistance has been greatly appreciated by the family.

A memorial service is planned at Trinity Episcopal Nov. 20, 2010 at 11 a.m.

Chandler Nicole Upson

Chandler Nicole Upson, 17, of Charles Town, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, as a result of an automobile accident.

Born Sept. 19, 1993, in Pensacola, Fla., she was the daughter of Cmdr. Kelvin Lynn Upson, USN, and Jill Suzette Alford Upson.

Chandler was a senior at Washington High School in Charles Town.

She attended church at The Living Room, Martinsburg.

Chandler was a captain on the Washington High School varsity soccer team and a member of the U16 AYSO Girls Youth National Team, a member of the varsity basketball team and the Grier School varsity equestrian team.

Chandler studied French and traveled to Paris twice.

She had planned on attending Florida Atlantic University to study pre-med and become an orthodontist.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, D. J. Upson, a student at Davis & Elkins College; maternal grandparents, Thomas Alford and Merline Alford; paternal grandfather, Ernest Lee Upson; and loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Washington High School.

Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com.

Angel Charlene Gaines

Angel Charlene Gaines, 19, of Charles Town, passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. Born June 25, 1991, in Leesburg, she was the daughter of Joseph Donald Gaines and Melissa Jean Gaines.

She was a 2010 graduate of Washington High School.

She worked as a waitress at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant.

Angel was a member of the New Life Community Church in Inwood, where she was very active in the youth group. She wanted to be a missionary and witness a miracle. She loved dancing and taking pictures.

In addition to her parents, Angel is survived by her two sisters: Jessica N. Gaines and Erica J. Shirley, at home; paternal grandmother, Margie S. Pruitt, of Clarksville, Tenn.; maternal grandparents: Richard and Iris Brimlow and maternal great-grandmother, Jean Sterne, all of Slippery Rock, Pa., and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers: Donald E. Gaines and Eugene C. LoPresti Jr.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at the South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood with the Revs. Ron Larson and Ryan Parsons officiating. Interment was in the Edge Hill Cemetery. The family received friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at the South Berkeley Chapel.

George S. and

Betty Sue Lloyd

George Smithson Lloyd, 76, and Betty Sue Lloyd, 71, of Charles Town, passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

George was born Sept. 8, 1934, in Harford County, Md., and was the son of the late George Roosevelt Lloyd and Anna Smithson Lloyd.

Sue was born April 8, 1939, in Wyoming County, and was the daughter of the late Laney Roy Wheeler and Alice Dameron Wheeler.

They were members of the Charles Town Presbyterian Church.

Both Sue and George were career educators. George retired as a principal from Anne Arundel County Schools in Maryland, with 30 years of service. At the time of his passing, he was intermediate principal at Mill Creek Intermediate School in Berkeley County. He was a member of the Malta Lodge No. 80 A.F. & A.M. of Charles Town, the Barber Shop Harmony Society and Sounds of the Shenandoah.

Sue was a graduate of Baileysville High School in Wyoming County and Concord College in Athens. Her career as a kindergarten teacher spanned 30 plus years in Frederick County, Md., and Wyoming and Jefferson counties of West Virginia. She was a member of ETA Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Presbyterian Church Book Club. She was an author and photographer, and had a passion for cooking, which was good for George’s passion for eating. Sue and George also loved to travel and shared a deep adoration for their grandchildren.

They are survived by their children, George’s two sons, George David Lloyd and wife, Elaine, of Round Rock, Texas, and Gregory Rembold Lloyd and wife, Barbara, of Hagerstown, Md.; and Sue’s daughter, Tiersa L. Carper, of Charles Town. They are also survived by six grandchildren, Benjamin, Melissa, Rebecca, Phillip and Kristofer Lloyd and Rylee Carper; Sue’s brother, Ronnie Wheeler and wife, Lois; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and their faithful canine companion, Simon.

George was preceded in death by his sister, Ann Lloyd Ramey.

A joint service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at the Charles Town Presbyterian Church, 220 E. Washington St., Charles Town, with the Rev. John Bethard officiating. Interment was in Edge Hill Cemetery at Charles Town.

The family received friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, U.S. 340 at Halltown Road, Charles Town/Harpers Ferry.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Charles Town Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 89, Charles Town, WV 25414, Independent Fire Co., P.O. Box 925, Charles Town, WV 25414, or Citizens Fire Co., 200 Citizens Way, Charles Town, WV 25414.

Condolences to the family may be made at their obituary at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com.