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By Staff | Nov 30, 2012

Howard G. Demory, 88, of Charles Town, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at his residence under the care of hospice.

Born Nov. 5, 1924, in Shepherdstown, he was the son of the late Walter and Irene Demory.

Howard attended school in Shepherdstown. He helped to work the Demory Farm for many years after his father passed away at a young age. Howard retired from Pioneer Seed Distribution. He was a self-employed dairy farmer and custom crop operator. He had the honor of being the Outstanding Young Farmer in the state of West Virginia. He also served in the U.S. Navy Aviation.

Howard was active in his community, where he was a member of Bolivar International Pentecostal Church. He served as the past president of the Full Gospel Business Men and was a member of the Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 45 years, Charlotte P. Demory; three daughters, Pamela J. Nichols, of Kearneysville, Sharon D. McGuinn, of Charles Town, and Cheryl L. Danforth, of Clearbrook, Va.; six grandchildren, Brian McGuinn, Neil Bartles, Kelly Parsons, Amy Wilson, Teresa McGuinn and Christa Lopez; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marguarite Huffer, of Middletown, Md., Naomi Miller, of Falling Waters, Juanita Moler, of Winchester, Va., and Rebecca Prather, of Orlando, Fla.; and one brother, Dale Demory.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Margaret Staubs Demory; his son-in-law, Michael P. McGuinn, who worked by his side; his brother-in-law, Edward Staubs; two sisters, Annabell Osbourn and Velma Moler; and brother, Lee Demory.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the Bolivar International Pentecostal Church with the Rev. B.G. Tuner officiating. Interment was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bolivar Pentecostal Church, or Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at his obituary at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com.