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Melvin T Strider Colonial Funeral Home

310 South Mildred Street
Charles Town, WV 25414
(304) 725-7068
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Berkeley County's Veterans Combined Honor Guard fill voids as able - Herald-Mail Media

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The members designed their own parade uniforms.“We wear striped black pants, white shirts, yellow ascots and white helmets,” Craze said.Charles Town has a combined honor guard made up of members from the Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71 and VFW Post 3522, said Ralph Fox, honor guard commander. The unit was organized four years ago and performs about 30 funerals a year, he said.Jim Proffitt, 84, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., a thrice-wounded veteran of the Korean War, is commander of the 16-member American Legion Post 60 honor guard. It does about 40 funeral services a year in Martinsburg and Morgan County, W.Va.; Fulton County, Pa.; Hancock, Clear Spring and occasionally Hagerstown in Maryland, Proffitt said.“We always have a good turnout with that crew,” Proffitt said.

West Virginia man dies after I-70 crash - Frederick News Post (subscription)

Monday, October 10, 2016

Thursday afternoon on Interstate-70 at Md. 75 killed a West Virginia man and critically injured his passenger, according to Maryland State Police.Richard Porterfield Butts Jr., 93, of Charles Town, was pronounced dead at a hospital hours after the crash, in which his vehicle crossed three lanes of traffic and was struck. The crash occurred around 4:40 p.m.A 2016 Ford Fusion, driven by Butts, was traveling east on the right shoulder of I-70 while a 1996 Ford Ranger was traveling east in one of the lanes, police said in a press release.Butts and the passenger of the Fusion — 85-year-old Peggy Butts — were taken by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Peggy Butts was later flown to Hershey Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition Friday night.Butts was pronounced dead at Meritus Medical Center at 7:40 p.m. on Thursday.The driver of the Ford Ranger — David Huffman, 20, of Mount Airy — was treated at the scene and released, police said.— Andrew Schotz contributed to this story...

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Berkeley County's Veterans Combined Honor Guard fill voids as able - Herald-Mail Media

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The members designed their own parade uniforms.“We wear striped black pants, white shirts, yellow ascots and white helmets,” Craze said.Charles Town has a combined honor guard made up of members from the Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71 and VFW Post 3522, said Ralph Fox, honor guard commander. The unit was organized four years ago and performs about 30 funerals a year, he said.Jim Proffitt, 84, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., a thrice-wounded veteran of the Korean War, is commander of the 16-member American Legion Post 60 honor guard. It does about 40 funeral services a year in Martinsburg and Morgan County, W.Va.; Fulton County, Pa.; Hancock, Clear Spring and occasionally Hagerstown in Maryland, Proffitt said.“We always have a good turnout with that crew,” Proffitt said.

West Virginia man dies after I-70 crash - Frederick News Post (subscription)

Monday, October 10, 2016

Thursday afternoon on Interstate-70 at Md. 75 killed a West Virginia man and critically injured his passenger, according to Maryland State Police.Richard Porterfield Butts Jr., 93, of Charles Town, was pronounced dead at a hospital hours after the crash, in which his vehicle crossed three lanes of traffic and was struck. The crash occurred around 4:40 p.m.A 2016 Ford Fusion, driven by Butts, was traveling east on the right shoulder of I-70 while a 1996 Ford Ranger was traveling east in one of the lanes, police said in a press release.Butts and the passenger of the Fusion — 85-year-old Peggy Butts — were taken by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Peggy Butts was later flown to Hershey Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition Friday night.Butts was pronounced dead at Meritus Medical Center at 7:40 p.m. on Thursday.The driver of the Ford Ranger — David Huffman, 20, of Mount Airy — was treated at the scene and released, police said.— Andrew Schotz contributed to this story...