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Obituaries

Glenn Michael James

Glenn Michael James of Shepherdstown, WV, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021. He was 71 years old. Born July 3, 1949, in Madisonville, Kentucky, he was the oldest son of Wilbur Jewel James and Lena Mae (Whitsell) James. He grew up in San Diego, California, and attended San Diego State ...

Jane Faulkner Wiltshire Snyder

Jane Faulkner Wiltshire Snyder, 92, was born on Nov. 25, 1928 and raised in Martinsburg, West Virginia, as the eldest of three children born to Virginia Faulkner White Wiltshire and Harrison Flick Wiltshire, both of Martinsburg. She passed away on March 24, 2021. She is predeceased by her ...

Shepherd University provost passes away, leaving legacy of music and service

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Shepherd University, the Shepherdstown community and the musical world-at-large are mourning the loss of Scott Beard, the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Shepherd University and a renowned musician, who passed away suddenly over the weekend. He was ...

Landis A. Watson

Landis Andrew Watson, 43, of Shepherdstown, WV passed away Friday, March 12, 2021 at his residence. Born June 7, 1978 in Martinsburg, WV, he was the son of the late Robert Lee Watson and Sharon Marie Fuss Watson of Shepherdstown. He was of the Christian faith. Landis was an avid outdoors man ...

Robert A. Shipley

Robert Andrew Shipley, 86, of Inwood, WV, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Winchester Medical Center. Born Dec. 24, 1934 in Shepherdstown, WV, he was the son of the late Kenneth Shipley and Ellen Jane (Faulkner) Shipley. He retired from General Motors. He was a veteran of the United ...

Morris Tarman II

Morris "Dicky" Tarman, II, 59, of Kearneysville, WV passed away Monday March 8, 2021 at the Hospice Inpatient Facility in Kearneysville, WV. Born Jan. 14, 1962 in Harpers Ferry, WV, he was the son of the late Morris Tarman, Jr. and Mary M. Tarman. He was of the Christian faith. Dicky was a ...

Charles W. Joseph Mercer

Charles William Joseph Mercer, "B.J." 41, of Kearneysville, WV passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson, WV. Born Feb. 19, 1980 in Ranson, he was the son of the late John Charles Thomas Mercer, "Big Tom" and Patricia Cannon Mercer "Tootsie." B.J. was employed ...

Robert W. Leblanc

Robert W. Leblanc, 86, passed away Feb. 14, 2021, at the Veterans Hospital in Martinsburg, WV. Bob was born, Sept. 10, 1934, son of Eva and Edgar Leblanc, in Dover, NH. In 1954, Bob moved to New York City to pursue a career in theatre. From 1955 to 1961, he performed in summer Stock from Main ...

Mabel V. Jackson

Mabel Viola "Vi" Jackson, 79, of Gerrardstown, formerly of Charles Town, West Virginia passed away Wednesday March 3, 2021 at Berkeley Medical Center. Mabel was born in Charles Town on May 15, 1941 and was the daughter to the late Rodney Jenkins and Mabel Bele (Hardy) Jenkins. Mabel Jackson ...

Virginia D. Flaherty

Virginia "Ginny" D. (Moler) Flaherty, 87, passed peacefully in Charles Town, Jan. 18, 2021. Ginny was born in Harpers Ferry, March 4, 1934. Ginny was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, H. Richard "Dick" Flaherty, whom she married May 12, 1962. Ginny was a graduate of ...