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July 19, 2022

Gone But Not Forgotten: Shirley Coleman

Shirley Lynn “Catty” Coleman, 72, born on September 22, 1949 in Keyser, West Virginia, fell asleep in death on July 14, 2022. She died peacefully at her home cared for by her loving nephew “son,” Evan Coleman.

Shirley was a wonderful daughter to the late Wilman “Ham” and Rebecca (Washington) Coleman. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard “Pot” Coleman and Jeffrey “Boo” Coleman.

Shirley was a 1967 graduate of Keyser High School, attended Potomac State College and West Virginia University and graduated with a degree in Physical Education. She taught for 40 years in the public school system at Piedmont High School and Keyser Middle School. Keyser Middle School principal John Campbell said of Shirley, “She was a loving and caring teacher who always wanted the best for her students. Shirley’s even-tempered demeanor and calming influence provided a comfortable and effective learning environment for middle school physical education students. She appreciated the importance of a well-rounded education and the positive impact it could provide. It was always my honor and pleasure to have worked with Shirley during her teaching career.”

Shirley loved studying the Bible and attending the meetings of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Surviving is her sister, Nancy Jeffries of Washington, D.C.; her brother, William “Ton” Coleman and wife Cynthia of Huntersville, North Carolina; a niece, Jeannie (Jeffries) Smith and husband Mark of Germantown, Maryland; and her children, Sierra Thomas of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Kayla Thomas of New Carrollton, Maryland; two nephews, Evan Coleman of Keyser and Damon Jeffries of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and his father, Benjene Jeffries of Washington, D.C.; an uncle Harry Coleman of Lewisville, Texas; and many cousins and close friends.


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June 5, 2022

Gone But Not Forgotten: Terry Bruce

Terry Elizabeth Bruce, 65, of Lincoln Street, Keyser, died Thursday, May 26, 2022 at her residence.
Born on December 31, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, she was a daughter of the late Milford Vernon and Flora Elizabeth (McDonald) Bruce. She was also preceded in death by an uncle, James B. Stewart.

Terry was a 1974 graduate of Keyser High School, attended Potomac State College and received her AA Degree from West Liberty College. She was formerly employed with Island Creek Coal Company, IMC/IBM at Rocket Center, West Virginia. and was currently working at Martin’s Food Store in Keyser. She also was a member of Lodge # 662 and Lodge # 191, Loyal Order of Moose and Women of the Moose, Keyser and the Janes United Methodist Church where she served on the PPR Committee.

Surviving is her son, Robert Micah Bruce of Lanham, Maryland; two brothers, David V. Bruce of Alexandria, Virginia, and John E. Bruce of Baker, West Virginia; two sisters, Kathy Jenkins of Keyser and Debra D’Attoma and husband Vito of Charlotte, North Carolina; two aunts, Rochelle Stewart of Keyser and Darlene Peaks and husband Elmer of League City, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews and a great niece.

Funeral services were conducted at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Wednesday, June 8, with Pastor John Bruce officiating. Interment was in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser, West Virginia.


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June 3, 2022

Gone But Not Forgotten: Ernest Stewart

Ernest "Ernie" Stewart Jr., 83, of Piedmont, W.Va., passed away on May 21, 2022, at his residence.
Born Jan. 9, 1939, he was the son of the late Ernest Stewart Sr. and Mary (Kent) Stewart. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy (Coleman) Stewart; a sister, Rosie Parker; and a grandson, Brandon Coleman.

Ernie was a United States Army veteran. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle. Ernie also loved feeding and watching the birds that visited his yard. Lovingly known as "Skern" to his family, he had a great sense of humor and always kept everyone laughing. Skern's family is grateful for the lifetime of laughs they've been blessed with.

Ernie is survived by his children, Anita Hines, Denise Stewart, Gregory Stewart, Rodney Menefee and wife, Susan, Rhonda Menefee, Timothy Stewart, Joi Watts and husband, Martin; and his siblings, Leroy Stewart and wife, Jean, and family, Margie Hill and husband, Jay, and family, Elwood Stewart and wife, Traudie, and family, Joann Harper and husband, Wayne, and family, and the family of sister Rosie Parker. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Damien "Thumper" Stewart, Jadon "Buckster" Hoover, Mikayla "Caledonia" Watts, Myleigh "Funny Face" Anderson, Cameron "Tank" Stewart, Mariah "Ri" Stewart, Kayla Watts, Kaden Watts, Khloe Watts, Shannon Bell, Chasity Richardson, Lindsey Hines, Langston Hines, Seth Coleman, Antinise Stewart, Denesha Stewart, Gregory Stewart Jr., Robert Stewart, Robin Stewart, Myia Stewart, Cory Menefee, Jeydy Menefee, Glorious Menefee, Christina Menefee, Brandon Menefee, Tiffany Hutchinson, Richard Johnson Jr., Traia Menefee, Tysean Johnson; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Ernie is survived by numerous Coleman siblings, an "adopted" daughter, Kristine Neff, and several special friends.

In accordance with his wishes, Ernie will be cremated. Family and friends gathered at the Immanuel Church, in Piedmont, on Friday, June 3, 2022 for a viewing and memorial service by Pastor Bill Kady.


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May 29, 2022

Gone But Not Forgotten: Shirley Ann Wormack

Shirley Ann Wormack's spirit left this earth to be with her Lord and beloved family members on May 16, 2022. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley Wormack Sr. and Beatrice Virginia (Kent) Wormack; her sister, LeeRetta Beatrice Wormack; her brothers, John Wesley Wormack Jr., Jerry Wayne Wormack; her nephew, Kieth Wesley Wormack IV.

Shirley received her RN degree from Morristown College, Morristown, N.J. She worked at East Orange General Hospital, East Orange, N.J., where she was the in-service instructor. Shirley moved on to work at Orange Memorial Hospital, Orange, where she was supervisor of the hospital. She moved back to Cumberland in 1991 to help care for her parents. Shortly after her arrival, she was hired as the assistant director of nursing at Devlin Manor, where she taught and inspired many CNA students.

In the year 2000, she embarked upon a huge undertaking with Carolyn Meyers, RN, establishing the Cumberland Covenant House Adult Medical Day Service, where she served as medical director. The Cumberland Covenant House Adult Medical Day Service continues to thrive and succeed today.
Anyone who knew Shirley, knew that she not only loved to sing, but was a very skillful singer, who sang in many choirs in the area, including the community choir.

Shirley is survived by her sister, Joyce E. Wormack; her brother, James Wormack and wife, Kim; her nieces, Karen Wormack, Pamela Wormack, Rebekah Wormack, Leah Wormack, Rachel Wormack, and Micah Wormack; her nephew, Jason Wormack; her sister-in-law, Janet Wormack; and dear friend, Pat Smith.
The family would like to thank Allegany County Nursing and Rehab for their care and affection shown to Shirley. Everybody loved Shirley.

A homegoing service was held at Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland with Pastor Tim McGregor officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.


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April 20, 2022

Gone But Not Forgotten: John Spiller

Deacon John Spiller, 90, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Tuesday April 12, 2022 at Bridgeport hospital. He was born on January 1, 1932, the 2nd born of identical twins, to the late Rev. Maynard D. Spiller and Viola (Kent) Spiller. He is predeceased by his wife Leola Spiller, twin brother Rev. Donald Spiller and elder brother Clarence Spiller.

John was a faithful member and Deacon at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Bridgeport CT for over 30 years. He loved to be in church and encouraged many in the Lord. He served in many areas of the ministry including driving the church van, providing communion to those who could not get to church and resigning over those who passed away. He really enjoyed singing and was a member of the men’s choir at New Hope. John was affectionately known as Pops by Elder Johnson from Holy Tabernacle COGIC. He loved to pray and praise the Lord. He spent a lot of time doing research and printing information for bible studies.

Deacon Spiller proudly served his country as a corporal in the United Stated Army and was honorably discharged in 1961. He then resided in Bridgeport CT where he was employed with Dictaphone Corp. for 29 years as a draftsman. He did excellent work drawing blow out illustrations of machine parts. If there was a question or problem, he was the go-to guy. He used to tutor his grandson in engineering and helped him get a job at Pitney Bowes. After retirement from Dictaphone he worked for a number of years for Valley Container in Bridgeport.

John enjoyed visiting with his brothers and going to family reunions. He got a kick out of joking with people when he and his twin brother Donald were out together. They always got a good laugh at those who dared to ask them if they were twins. He also loved having holiday dinners and cookouts with his daughter, granddaughter and friends. He was a fan of a good peach cobbler and asked for it often.

John is survived by his daughter Sheila (Star) Jones, granddaughter Jasmine Jones, two sister-in-laws, Frances Jane (Harmon) and Gloria Spiller and longtime companion of 31 years, Helena Hunt. He leaves a niece, nephews, cousins, grandchildren by marriage and many friends. He will be missed.


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April 19, 2022

Gone But Not Forgotten: John Wormack, Jr.

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, our beloved John Wormack, Jr., age 82, of Olney, MD, transitioned leaving behind his loving and devoted wife of 26 years Janet; his loving daughter Karen; and his sisters Shirley Wormack, Joyce Wormack and his brother James (Kimberly); sister-in-law Lori Mazeas (Jean-Paul) and brother-in-law Reuben Pemberton, his nieces Pam, Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, and Micah Wormack, and Carey Samson and Viola Pemberton. A native of Cumberland, MD, he was a devoted husband, father, son and brother. He was a man of God and friend to many. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, John and Beatrice; his son Keith; his sister LeeRetta Wormack; and brother Jerry. On Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 608 North Horners Lane, Rockville, MD, 20850 a viewing will be held at 10 a.m. with funeral services following at 11 a.m. Masking is required. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory are suggested to Mount Calvary Baptist Church c/o Community Ministries at the above address. Care entrusted to Snowden Funeral Home and condolences may be shared at www.snowdencares.com


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January 22, 2022

Gone But Not Forgotten: Daniel T. Twyman

Daniel Thomas ‘Dan’ Twyman September 25, 1939 - December 23, 2021 San Diego San Diego, CA

Dan (Danny) was born to Benjamin and Bertha (Good) Twyman in Piedmont, West Virginia. After a lengthy illness, he slipped away in his sleep on December 23, 2021 at Covenant Living at Mount Miguel in Spring Valley, CA, the Village where he resided. He was second youngest of twelve children, all deceased. He grew up in Piedmont, graduated from high school there. At West Virginia University, Dan received his Bachelors and Masters degrees. He earned his doctorate from the United States International in San Diego, California. He was employed as a Counselor at San Diego Mesa College where he enjoyed working with people, and helping them find ways to meet their goals. Some became lifelong friends.

It was at a "Record Hop" that he met the woman who would share his life. He was 19 and she 17. He married Patricia Bruce in West Virginia on September 1, 1962. They were blessed with two daughters: Danene Marie, born in Morgantown, WV, and Danielle Patrice born in San Diego, CA. After graduating from West Virginia University, in 1969, he moved his family to California.

Dan enjoyed golfing, fishing, gardening, and attending baseball and football games, family, neighborhood, and other gatherings, and traveling, especially cruises. He and Patricia traveled to Mexico, China, Russia, Italy, Hawaii and to New Orleans for annual Jazz Festivals. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, San Diego, working with children and with the Counseling Center.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia, daughters Danene Brown (Eric) and Danielle Lauria; two grandsons Nicholas Soares and Zachary Brown; two granddaughters Josie and Sadie Lauria, all living in San Diego. Additionally, he leaves a sister-in-law, Rosalie Twyman, Piedmont, WV and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Services will be held Saturday, January 22 at 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church, San Diego. Services will be live streamed. Due to current health restrictions, no reception will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the San Diego Humane Society (sdhumane.org/dan) or to the Benevolent Fund at Covenant Living at Mount Miguel, Spring Valley, California (www.covliving.org/giving).

"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all we love deeply becomes part of us." Helen Keller


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September 17, 2021

Gone But Not Forgotten: Jeffrey Coleman

Jeffrey Lynn “Boo” Coleman was born on February 5, 1960 and passed away on September 20, 2021 at the age of 61 He was son to the late, Wilman A “Ham” and Rebecca F (Washington) Coleman He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Lee (Pot) Coleman.

Jeffrey was affectionately known as “Boo” by all of his family and friends He was a 1978 graduate of Keyser High School Jeffrey left Keyser as a young man to work in the Washington DC area He became a journeyman welder with the Iron Workers Local Union 5 in Upper Marlboro, MD Upon his retirement he moved back to Keyser to live with his sister and nephew Evan. The Iron Workers Union remember him with fondness. He will be deeply missed by his family, relatives, his close friends, and everyone who came to know him.

Surviving are his sisters Nancy Jeffries of Washington, DC, Shirley Lynn “Catty” Coleman of Keyser, William Robert “Ton” Coleman and wife Cynthia of Huntersville, NC, a niece, Jeannie Lynn (Jeffries) Smith and husband Mark of Germantown, MD, her children, Sierra Thomas of Silver Spring, MD and Kayla Thomas of New Carrollton, MD, two nephews, Evan Coleman of Keyser and Damon Jeffries and his father Benjene Jeffries of Washington, DC. His Uncle Harry Coleman of Piedmont, WV and many cousins.


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September 17, 2021

Gone But Not Forgotten: Dorothy (Coleman) Stewart

Dorothy Ann Lucy (Coleman) Stewart of Piedmont, West Virginia born on September 10, 1939 went to be with our Lord on September 11, 2021.
Lovingly known to her family and friends as Dausey, Honey, Dos Ann, Luce, and Presley, Dorothy has been described as a bright light that never fades. With her beautiful spirit and servant’s heart, she spent her life selflessly and graciously caring for others. She was always there to encourage, support and provide unconditional love to each of her family members.  There is nothing she would not and had not joyfully sacrificed for her family. As humble as she was, Honey was blessed with so many precious gifts. She sang worship songs like an angel, baked like a world-class chef (her rolls, cookies, cakes and fried chicken are made with love and known and requested across the country), and shined and shared the light of the Lord everywhere she went just by being herself As a devoted Christian, she saw God in everything and believed that "All things work together for good to those that love God, to them that are called according to his purpose". (Romans 8:28 KJV).  Dorothy is a true treasure of the Coleman family and will be deeply missed until we embrace her again in heaven.
Dorothy was an exceptional employee of the Westvaco Club from 1965 where she worked tirelessly for 40 years, beginning as a housekeeper and ascending in her career to become the first and only African American General Manager.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents James R. Coleman Sr. and Dorothy V. (Price) Coleman, her elder brother James R. Coleman Jr., her niece Danielle J. Dorsey, her grandson Brandon L. Coleman and her great nephew Joshua A. Ross. 
A beloved matriarch of the Coleman, Price and Stewart families, Dorothy is survived by her husband of 46 years Ernest H. Stewart, daughter Anita R. (Coleman) Hines and five children: daughter, Shannon (Coleman) Bell, husband Mike, great granddaughter Brielle, daughter Chasity (Hines) Richardson, husband Justin and great grandchildren Braydin and Bryson, daughter Lindsey Hines, son Langston Hines and son Seth Coleman. Dorothy’s son Timothy P. Stewart and three children: son Damian Stewart, son Cameron Stewart and daughter Mariah Stewart. Dorothy’s daughter Joi L. (Stewart) Watts husband Martin and their six children: son Jadon Hoover, daughter Mikayla Watts, daughter Myleigh Anderson, daughter Kayla Watts and her daughter Eliyah Jade, son Kaden Watts, daughter Khloe Watts and her great granddog Graham Watts; daughter, Denise Stewart and family; son, Gregory Stewart and family; son, Rodney Menefee and family; and daughter Rhonda Menefee and family.
Dorothy is also survived by four siblings, Aileen L. (Coleman) Evans, sister, and husband Richard Evans; Patricia J. (Coleman) Britton, sister; Kay E. Kady (Coleman), sister, and husband William A. Kady; Roberta L. Coleman, sister; Paul A. Coleman, brother, and wife Patti S. Coleman; sister in love Brenda J.  Coleman; special uncle, Harry A. Coleman; goddaughter Sonia B. Hill, and numerous adoring nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.
The funeral was held at the Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 18th, 2021, and the interment was at Potomac Memorial Gardens in Keyser, WV.


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April 3, 2021

Gone But Not Forgotten: Satilphia Bruce

Satilphia L. "Tilly" Bruce, 62, of Keyser, WV, died Saturday, March 27, 2021 at UPMC, Western Maryland, Cumberland, MD.

Born on September 20, 1958 in Keyser, WV, she was a daughter of the late Bernard S. and Clara E. (Clifford) Bruce. She also was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorraine Selby and Louise Keener and her husband Greg; two brothers, Rev. William Bernard Bruce and his wife Esther and Ralph Bruce and a brother-in-law, Carlton Davis.

"Tilly" as she was fondly known, was a 1977 graduate of Keyser High School. She was formerly employed as a caregiver with ResCare and was a faithful, dedicated member of Bonnieview Ministries, Keyser. She enjoyed baking and cooking, reading and watching TV.

Surviving are three sisters, Clara Elaine Davis, Rhonda Hernandez and Geraldine Selby, all of Keyser; a brother, Tyrone Selby Bruce of Keyser; a sister-in-law, Kim Bruce of Westernport, MD; her loving and dedicated caregiver, Wanda Smoot of Keyser and a large number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted at Bonnieview Ministries on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 with Pastor Robert Fazzalore officiating. Interment was at Potomac Memorial Gardens in Keyser, WV.


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