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TAPS for Fallen Members of AMVETS Post #38


Huntley Ann Cole      January 28, 1941 - September 23, 2017


She was born on January 28, 1941 in Baltimore, MD to the late Matthew Clement and Ann Emma Held Carson.


She was preceded in death by her husband, John G. “Gary” Cole in 2006.


She was a 1959 graduate of St. Peter of The Apostle High School in Baltimore, MD.


She was employed by Melville Scott Insurance Company of Ellicott City, MD for 20 years, and retired from Rude Trucking of Falling Waters, WV.  She was currently working at the Martinsburg Library Martinsburg, WV.


She was of the Christian Faith.


Huntley was a member of Post #7472 VFW of Ellicott City, MD; Potomac Post #202 American Legion Auxiliary Williamsport, MD; Amvets Post #38 Falling Waters, WV; Conococheague Tribe #84 IORM Williamsport, MD.


She is survived by her twin sister Faye Becraft of Ellicott City, MD; brother Matthew Carson of Catonsville, MD; brother David Carson of Falling Waters, WV; stepdaughter Cathy Sutherland of Catonsville, MD; stepson Robert Cole of Hedgesville, WV; step granddaughter Kelli Sutherland of Catonsville, MD; step granddaughter Heather Cole of Hedgesville, MD.


The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm and from 6:00-8:00 pm.  The funeral home will be open after 12:00 pm (noon) on Thursday for the convenience of family and friends.


Funeral services will be held at the Osborne Funeral Home 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:00 am with Pastor Thomas Hoffmaster officiating.  Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park Hagerstown, MD.


Memorial donations may be made to: Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center 510 Butler Ave. Martinsburg, WV 25405


Online condolences may be made to the family at:




James Harding Everhart (River Jim)    March 26, 1942 - August 4, 2016


James Harding Everhart passed away peacefully on August 4, 2016.  He was born on March 26, 1942 in Thomasville, NC to the late James Harding Sr. and Evelyn Lucille Russell Everhart.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Shirley J. Everhart in 2010.


He was employed by Mack Truck of Hagerstown MD for 35 years until retiring in 1999.  James was a member of Sons Squadron 38 in Falling Waters, WV and Potomac Post #202 American Legion, Williamsport, MD.


During his retirement he enjoyed fishing with his fishing club and spending time with his family and friends.


He is survived by his son Jeffrey Everhart and his wife Stacie of Williamsport, MD; son Randy Everhart of Martinsburg, WV; Daughter Julie Sheffield and her husband Richard of Thomasville, NC; son James R. Everhart of Falling Waters, WV; son Timothy Everhart and wife Alison of Martinsburg, WV; stepdaughter Rhonda Everhart of Thomasville, NC; stepdaughter Renita Butts and her husband Robby of Martinsburg, WV; brother Michael Everhart of Thomasville, NC; brother Jerry Everhart of Thomasville, NC; brother Freddie Everhart of Thomasville, NC; sister Kathy Doub of East Bend, NC; sister Sharon Clapp of Thomasville, NC; sister Betty Ann Miller of Lexington, NC; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a granddaughter Tiffany Everhart and a sister Joyce Sides.



Nelson Edward Martin   January 18, 1937 - November 20, 2013


Nelson Edward Martin, 76, of Falling Waters, W.Va., and formerly of Maugansville, Md., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at his home.

He was born Jan. 18, 1937, in Hagerstown, Md., to the late William Clinton and Thelma Virginia Mauck Martin.

He was a 1954 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was employed by Mack Trucks of Hagerstown for 30 years, until retiring in 1996.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of AMVETS Post 38, Falling Waters; Elks 378, Hagerstown; Moose Lodge 120, Martinsburg, W.Va.; Conococheague Tribe 84 Improved Order of Red Men, Williamsport, Md.; and North River Hunting Club, Rio, W.Va.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Dorothy L. Davis Martin of Falling Waters; son, Steven Martin and his wife, Karen, of Westminster, Md; son, Gary Martin of Maugansville; granddaughter, Caitlin Martin of Westminster; grandson, Jeffrey Martin of Westminster; grandson, Kyler Martin of Maugansville; and granddaughter, Ashlyn Martin of Maugansville.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 1 p.m. Sunday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dick Snyder officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown. Military graveside services will be conducted by AMVETS Post 10 and the Marine Corps League of Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to AMVETS Post 38, 186 Boat Dock Drive, Falling Waters, WV 25419.




Howard Kenneth Cushwa, Sr.   September 25, 1920 - October 23, 2013


Howard Kenneth Cushwa, Sr., 93 of Falling Waters, WV, passed away at his home on October 23, 2013.

Born on September 25, 1920 in Martinsburg, WV; he was the son of the late Otha Howard and Pearl Donaldson Cushwa.

Ken graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1938 and joined the police force in 1943; however he had to take a leave of absence due to World War II. He became a marine serving the First Div. in Okinawa and was honorably discharged. After returning home, he continued his career with the police department and became interested in investigation. He attended the FBI National Police Academy specializing in fingerprinting and photography which led to the establishment of the first local police identification department in Northeastern West Virginia. Ken retired as Captain from the Police Department in 1966.
Ken worked for Hutzler Oil Company as Vice President and General Manager. He later started working for General Motors as a security guard. He purchased the FOP Club and ran it as the Potomac River Club until finally retiring in 1989.
He was an active member of the community helping to establish the Boys Club and coaching little league baseball. Ken was a Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church as well as Sunday School Superintendent and president of the Christian Endeavor.

Ken was an honorary member of the Rotary Club, member of the Lions Club, and life member of the Moose, Elks, VFW, FOP, and AM Vets clubs.
He is survived by 4 children; Howard Kenneth Cushwa Jr., Juanita Boarman, Eileen Simpson, and Deena Brown; brother; Harold Cushwa; 8 grandchildren; H.K Cushwa III, William B. Cushwa, Jenny Sutherland, William B. Stone, Bradley Boarman, Angelica Brown, Sam Simpson, and Manuel Simpson; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Norma Cushwa; brother; Donald Cushwa; and 2 sisters; Evelyn Kitchen and Mildred Roberson.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday October 29th from 12-1 with funeral service at 1:00 at Rosedale Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Rosedale Cemetery.


Leland (Lee) J. Durfee   September 2, 1946 - April 30, 2013


Lee was a U. S. Navy and ARNG veteran who served as a flight deck crew member on the USS Essex as a crew chief. His experience included heavy equipment operator in the construction industry, a park worker for the State of MD and an OSHA inspector for the Park Service. He was an AMVETS Past Commander, 1st Vice, 2nd Vice and 3rd Vice.



Lee's final wishes were that there would be no funeral or formal Memorial Service.  He wanted to be cremated and his ashes to be placed in a Jack Daniels bottle and deposited in the Chesapeake Bay.


As of this posting, no date for the cremation or the deposit of his ashes have been set.