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Obituaries

Virginia Potts

Virginia Potts passed on Thursday, October 8 at the age of 88. She was surrounded by her children and their families. She was under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Ida Frye. Once all of her 11 children started school, she went to work for ...

John A. Maher

On Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, John Alexander Maher, of Charles Town, passed away surrounded and survived by his wife of 45 years, Karen Rhyne Maher; son, Sean Maher and his wife, Elizabeth Austin of Shepherdstown; and daughter, Katie Maher Golden and her partner, Kevin Lenaburg, of Santa Monica, ...

Walter W. Painter

Walter Winston Painter, 88, of Charles Town passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at the VA Medical Center, Martinsburg under the care of their Hospice Program. He was born Jan. 21, 1932, in Charles Town. He was the son of the late Earl T. Painter and Savilla (Weakley) Painter. Walter retired ...

Viola V. Dopson

Viola Virginia Dopson, 89, of Charles Town, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at Jefferson Medical Center, Ranson. She was born Jan. 4, 1931, in Hedgesville. She was the daughter of Calvin Clay Chambers and Elsie Frances (Coffingbarger) Chambers. Viola had been employed with the former ...

James A. McKowen

James Arthur McKowen, of Shepherdstown, passed away the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at the age of 86. McKowen was predeceased by his father and mother, Clark, and Inez McKowen; his brother, John D. McKowen; his sister, Geneva Bush; and his brother, Robert H. McKowen. He was survived by ...

Jon L. Clatterbuck

Jon Lee Clatterbuck, age 52, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at his home. Born Jan. 21, 1968, in Hagerstown, Maryland, he was the son of William Nelson and Mildred Louise Shisler Clatterbuck of Berkeley Springs. He was of the Methodist faith. He was a graduate of Berkeley ...

Retha M. Bartgis

Retha M. Bartgis, 90, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully Sept. 26, 2020, at the Hospice of the Panhandle. She was born Dec. 22, 1929, in Berkeley County, the daughter of the late Alonza and Ida C. Franklin Myers. She married her cherished husband of 67 years, the ...

Franklin L. Myers

Franklin Lee "Frank" Myers, age 83, of Winchester, Virginia passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Frank was born in 1937, in Martinsburg, the son of the late Bertha Agnes and Americus Joseph Qualini. Frank was a graduate of Martinsburg High School and attended Grace ...

James W. Poisal Jr.

James W. Poisal Jr., 92, of Hedgesville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at Berkeley Medical Center. Jimmy was born July 4, 1928, to James William Poisal Sr. and Sara Gilbert Fry Poisal. He was a fifth generation life-long resident of Hedgesville. He graduated from Shepherd College in ...

James M. Jones II

James Merrill Jones II, M.D., 74, passed away Sept. 28, 2020, in Scottsdale, Arizona, as a result of Alzheimer's Disease. He died peacefully with his children at his side. Jim was a graduate of Rehoboth High School, class of 1964. He graduated cum laude from Shepherd College in 1968, with a ...