Obituary archive page for July - December 2005

July

James Daniel "Jimmie" Ours, 64, of Cabins, died July 9, at his residence.

Born Jan. 7, 1941, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Earl Ours and Mary (Nesselrodt) Ours. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Ours; one infant grandson, Elliot Ours; and one granddaughter, Talia Mongold.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patti (Ketterman) Ours; three sons, Michael J. Ours and Mitchell J. Ours, both of Cabins, and Marshall J. "Marty" Ours of Maysville; two daughters, Michelle A. Sites of Petersburg and Melanie R. Veal of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Andrew Ours of Fairfax, Va., and Paul M. Ours of Cabins; two sisters, Arvella VanMeter and Joy Alt, both of Cabins; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services wereJuly 11, at Cabins Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. James Hightshoe officiating. Interment was in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Memorials may be made to the Ours family, c/o Mrs. Patti Ours, HC 59, Box 1230, Cabins, WV 26855.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (7-12)

Mrs. Margie (Judy) Cook Ludwick, 83, of Petersburg, died July 4, at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Born Nov. 6, 1921, in Smoke Hole, she was the daughter of the late George Gabriel Judy and Florence (Kimble) Judy. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Brook A. Cook in 1970; her second husband, Willard R. Ludwick in 1997; two brothers, Biser Judy and Kermit Judy; three sisters, Rhoda Stump, Verda Whetzel and Minnie Shreve; one half brother, Charles Kimble; and one half sister, Minnie Kimble.

She is survived by one son, Larry Cook of Canton, Ga.; two daughters, Fayette Deak of Bel Air, Md., and Polly Long of Sautee, Ga.; one stepson, Rocky Ludwick of Petersburg; two stepdaughters, Kelly Dodd of Romney and Cynthia Whetzel of Keyser; one sister, Alta Conrad of Dinwiddie, Va.; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were July 8, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Memorials may be made to the Bethel Church of the Brethren or the Landes Ruritan Club. (7-12)

Mrs. Bertha Maude "Grandma" Lough, 93, of Arden, died July 3, at her home.

Born March 25, 1912, in Pendleton County, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Bertha Lough. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ona R. Lough; three sisters, Gertrude Heavner, Ruby Hiser and Wilda Pitsenburgar; and one brother, Ralph Lough.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Heck; three grandchildren, Scott Heck, Kent Heck and Emily Haas; six great-grandchildren, Garrett Heck, Alaina Heck, Addie Heck, Ben Heck and Greta Heck and Maggie Haas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were July 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with interment in the Arden United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Ct., Martinsburg, WV 25401 or to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1643 Pitzers Chapel Rd., Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. (7-12)

Mrs. Dorothy (Turner) Keplinger, 92, of Baltimore, died June 25, at St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore.

Born March 26, 1913, in Maysville, she was the daughter of the late Gabriel Turner and Emma (Goldizen) Turner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Martin Keplinger in 1955; one son, Estel "Tommy" Keplinger; two brothers, Glenn Turner and Virgil Turner; and one sister, Opal (Turner) Heavener, June 12.

She is survived by one son, Carl "Hobie" Keplinger of Baltimore; two daughters, Nola Murray and Shirley Spurlin, both of Baltimore; one sister, Flossie Rohrbaugh of Baltimore; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were June 21, at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Maysville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (7-5)

Mrs. Bertha Maude "Grandma" Lough, 93, of Arden, died July 3, at her home.

Born March 25, 1912, in Pendleton County, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Bertha Lough. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ona R. Lough; three sisters, Gertrude Heavner, Ruby Hiser and Wilda Pitsenburgar; and one brother, Ralph Lough.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Heck; three grandchildren, Scott Heck, Kent Heck and Emily Haas; six great-grandchildren, Garrett Heck, Alaina Heck, Addie Heck, Ben Heck and Greta Heck and Maggie Haas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Wednesday morning, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with interment in the Arden United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Ct., Martinsburg, WV 25401 or to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1643 Pitzers Chapel Rd., Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. (7-12)

Edward Lee "Pop" Jolly, 69, died July 5, at his residence in Page County near Elkton, Va.

Born Jan. 31, 1936, in Sophia, he was the son of the late Robert and Flora (Craighead) Jolly. He was also preceded in death by one son, Terry Lee Jolly; one daughter, Debra Jolly; four brothers, Robert Grey Jolly Jr., Richard McKinley Jolly, Clifford Curtis Jolly and Lawrence Jolly; and three sisters, Ethel Estelle Clark, Flora Large and Edith Marie Minnix.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Brenda Jolly; three sons, Michael Grey Jolly and wife, Estela V., of Culpeper, Va., Anthony Jackson Smoot and wife, Emily, of Elkton, and Charles Edward Jolly of Elkton; two daughters, Shelley Mae Bailey and husband, Ray, of Elkton, and Robin Nicole Hensley and husband, Joshua, of Elkton; one brother, Herbert William Jolly of Beckley; three sisters, Lakie Arlene Shiflett of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lucy Agnes Worley and husband, Delmas, of Columbus, Ohio, and Lou Ann Bryson of Michigan; and seven grandchildren, Daniel and Travis Jolly, Derek and Amber Bailey, Gabrielle Hensley, Pedro Correa and Larissa Rola.

Funeral services were July 9, at the Furnace United Methodist Church, Elkton, with interment was private.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Kyger Funeral Home, Elkton. (7-12)

Colonel (Ret.) William Inskeep II, 55, of Ambler, Pa., died July 2, at his home, from melanoma.

Born Oct. 10, 1949, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late William and Mildred (Schell) Inskeep.

Raised in Medley, he was a 1967 graduate of Petersburg High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from West Virginia University in 1971. Commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, he served five years as a minuteman missile launch officer at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne, Wyo. While stationed there, he completed a M.B.A. from the University of Wyoming.

He is survived by his wife, Betty (Sites) Inskeep, whom he married Nov. 11, 1972; one sister, Susan (Inskeep) Gray of Burke, Va.; one goddaughter; and 15 nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life services were Saturday afternoon, at the Shaffer-Warnick Funeral Home chapel, Romney. Interment was at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to a scholarship being established with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, 2810 Crossroads Dr., Suite 3800, Madison, WI 53718 or to the Foundation of Melanoma Research, 2601 Spruce St., Room 489, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (7-12)

Delmer Ronald Stonestreet, 72, of Petersburg, died July 10, at the Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin.

Born July 12, 1933, in Maysville, he was the son of the late Elmer Aaron Stonestreet and Anna (Dayton) Stonestreet. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Stonestreet and Charles Stonestreet; two sisters, Dorothy Miles and Rosalie Karitis; two half brothers, Lester Stonestreet and Eston Stonestreet; and three half sisters, Irene Sams, Artie Turner and Zola Dixon.

He is survived by two sons, Ronald A. Stonestreet of Cabins and James D. Stonestreet of Fisher; one sister, Mary L. Berg of Maysville; three grandchildren, Joshua Aaron Stonestreet, Breanna Marie Stonestreet and Jaime Liegh Stonestreet; and one great-grandson, Zayen Clay Stonestreet.

Funeral services were July 12, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Military graveside services were at the South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg, by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County and the JROTC.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association. (7-12)

Mrs. Viola Virginia Burgess, 85, of Arthur, died June 30, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since November 2003.

Born Jan. 31, 1920, in Hardy County, she was the daughter of the late Archie W. Reel and Delphia (Smith) Reel Swick. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Trace J. Burgess, Dec. 18, 1983; two sons, one infant son and Robert T. Burgess; two brothers, Roy Reel and Raymond Swick; and one sister, Ethel Day. She was the last member of her immediate family.

She is survived by four sons, James O. Burgess, Roger D. Burgess and Daniel R. Burgess, all of Arthur, and Joseph W. Burgess of Rineyville, Ky.; one daughter, Wanda L. Secrist of Petersburg; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were July 3, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Arthur.

Memorials may be made to Grant County Nursing Home, 27 Early Ave., Petersburg, WV 26847 and Alzheimer's Association, 111 Lee St., East, Charleston, WV 25301. (7-12)

Mrs. Josephine C. (Macewicz) Bachmann, 82, of Madison, Ohio, died July 9, at the Cardinal Woods Health Center, Madison.

Born Nov. 22, 1922, in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Macewicz.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Howard W. Bachmann; two sons, Ronald W. (Jeanette) Bachmann of Hudson, Fla., and Steven H. (Linda) Bachmann of Madison; one daughter, Priscilla-Ann (Adrian) Chisholm of Willoughby Hills, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 14, at the Davis Funeral Home chapel, Willoughby. Interment was in Western Reserve Memorial Park, Chester Township, Ohio. (7-19)

Ruby M. Moreland, 71, of Romney, died July 12, at the Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser.

Born Nov. 2, 1933 at Elk Garden, she was a daughter of the late Ocie and Jessie (Aronhalt) Thompson. She also was preceded in death by two sisters, Vercie Gregory and Dora Lee Thompson; and three brothers, Elmer Thompson, Tony Thompson and Lawrence Thompson.

She is survived by three daughters, Ruth Ann Hinebaugh, of Oakland, Md., Jean Fultz, of Bayard and Debbie Matlick, of Tunnelton; three sons, Edward Moreland Jr., of Romney, Craig Moreland Sr., of New Creek and Kevin Moreland Sr., of Burlington; three brothers, Marvin Thompson and Delmar Thompson, both of New Creek and Jason Thompson, of Maysville; five sisters, Mary Ross of Swanton, Md., Annie Westfall of Gainsboro, Va., Edith Haggerty and Rella Whetzel, both of Burlington and Freda Corwin, of Westover; 14 grandchildren, Chris and Justin Hinebaugh, Melissa Fultz, Adam, Katy and Jacob Matlick, Johnathon, Patrick and Nelson Moreland, Craig Moreland Jr., Brittany Moreland, Kevin Moreland Jr. and Garrett and Levi Moreland; and three great-grandchildren, Jack and Lawrence Hinebaugh and Haylin Matlick.

Funeral services were July 16, at the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington chapel, with interment in the Bayard Cemetery, Bayard.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mrs. Moreland's obituary at www.smithfuneralhomes.net. (7-19)

Claud Anderson Bergdoll, 86, of Arthur, died July 11, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born April 16, 1919, in Rough Run, he was the son of the late David H. and Dolly (Hinkle) Bergdoll. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Homer L. Bergdoll; one sister, Virgie Mae Sites; and two twin great-grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, Evolena Virginia (Whetzel) Bergdoll; one daughter, Betty Lee Kimble of Arthur; one son, Delmas Claud Bergdoll of Arthur; one sister, Ethel Yokum of Petersburg; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 14, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Evolena Bergdoll, 1449 Patterson Creek Rd., Arthur, WV 26847. (7-19)

Elmer Lee "Nick" Ault, 54, of, Arthur, died July 21, at his residence.

Born Oct. 27, 1950, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Raymond E. Ault Sr. and Alice Katherine (Snyder) Ault.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Erla M. (Gary) Ault; three sons, Nicholas E. Ault and wife, Michele, Joshua Lee Ault and wife, Meagan, and Joseph D. Ault and wife, Morgan, all of Petersburg; five sisters, Brenda Sue Freyer of Conowingo, Md., Debra K. Burton of Petersburg, Teresa D. Lohmann of Elkins, Sebrett D. Graham of Tampa, Fla., and Belinda L. Kimble of Maysville; three brothers, Stoney William Ault and Thomas Clifton Ault, both of Petersburg, and Raymond E. "Duke" Ault Jr. of Dorcas; four grandchildren, Haylea Ault, Chase Ault, Jordian Ault and Aaliyah Ault; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were July 25, at the funeral home chapel, with Elder Tom Kimble and Elder Jeff Kimble officiating. Interment was in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Military graveside services were conducted by Fort Belvoir and the combined veteran organizations of Grant County and JROTC.

Memorials may be made to the Ault family, c/o Mrs. Erla M. Ault, HC 84, Box 42A, Arthur, WV 26847. (7-26)

Mrs. Elizabeth Mae Brooks, 91, of Cabins, died July 24, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born May 28, 1914, in Cabins, she was the daughter of the late Marshall S. Ours and Emily (Smith) Ours. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin L. Brooks, Oct. 3, 1999; five brothers, Alonzo Ours, Earl Ours, Clyde Ours, Robert Ours and Bruce Ours; two sisters, Lula B. Goldizen and an infant sister.

She is survived by one son, Leroy M. Brooks of Cabins; three daughters, Delores G. Vetter of Moorefield, and Alma B. George and Betty Elaine Bland, both of Petersburg; one sister, Sally G. Watts of Cabins; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral services were July 28, at Riverside Church, Cabins, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Memorials may be made to the Riverside Church, P.O. Box 157, Cabins, WV 26855. (7-26)

Mrs. Anna Merle (Keplinger) Cook, 72, of Petersburg, died July 23, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Sept. 8, 1932, in Lahmansville, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Preston Keplinger and Cora Emily (Dettinburn) Keplinger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Orville E. Cook, Aug. 24, 1984; and one brother, Victor Keplinger.

She is survived by six sons, Ronald E. "Bleach" Cook and O. Brad Cook, both of Petersburg, Doug R. Cook, Brent E. Cook and Mark T. Cook, all of Arthur, and Barry A. "Clyde" Cook of Cabins; six daughters, Barbara J. Clark and Carol F. Swick, both of Maysville, Marlene D. Nelson of Cabins, Tonia K. Crites of Rig and Jodie M. McDonald and Holly J. Cook, both of Petersburg; one sister, Viola Mace of Petersburg; 25 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services wereJuly 22, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Kline Cemetery, Kline.

Memorials may be made to the Cook family, c/o Schaeffer Funeral Home. (7-26)

James Raymond Hawkins, 50, of Danville, Ind., died July 18, while vacationing in Washington, D.C.

Born June 21, 1955, in Rochester, N.Y., he was the son of the late Raymond Edward and Margaret (Ferrell) Hawkins.

He is survived by his wife, Germaine L. (Bergdoll) Hawkins; two sons, Derek and Zachary; two sisters, Moire "Mo" Hawkins and Susan Ferrera, both of Columbia, S.C.; and 16 nieces and nephews. He was the son-in-law of Irma and Harold Garber of Petersburg.

A Eucharistic Liturgy of Christian Burial was July 23, at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Danville.

Memorial donations may be made to Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1005 W. Main St., Danville, IN 46122.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 154 Woodfield Green, Danville, IN 46122. (7-26)

Norman W. Hinkle, 56, of Dorcas, died July 13, at Mount Olive.

Born July 18, 1948, in Harrisonburg, Va., he was the son of the late Jacob S. Hinkle and Margie (Kimble) Hinkle. He was also preceded in death by two half brothers, Fred Hinkle and Holmes Hinkle.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Rosetta Hinkle of Dorcas; two half sisters; three daughters, Stefanie Evans and Danese Barnette of Richmond, Va., and Camilla Walker of Arizona; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

His body has been cremated.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. (7-26)

Jesse Oliver Kitzmiller, 93, of Mount Storm, died Wednesday, at his residence.

Born March 31, 1912, in Hartmansville, he was the son of the late David and Mary (Hawk) Kitzmiller. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Leona M. (LaRue) Kitzmiller, Feb. 13, 1997; one son, Kenneth D. Kitzmiller, Oct. 23, 1995; four brothers, Garland Kitzmiller, Emory Kitzmiller, Hershel Kitzmiller and Brooke Kitzmiller; one sister, Myrtle Teter; and two infant great-grandchildren.

He is survived by eight sons, John D. Kitzmiller and wife, Margaret, Donald E. Kitzmiller and wife, Barbara, Robert J. Kitzmiller, Richard C. "Pete"

Kitzmiller and wife, Linda, and Roger A. Kitzmiller, all of Mount Storm, Jerry B. Kitzmiller and wife, JoAnn, of Smyrna, Tenn., Daniel J. Kitzmiller and wife, Carla, Purcellville, Va., and Charles R. Kitzmiller, and wife, Nancy, of Deer Park, Md.; two sisters, Vauda Wilkins of Keyser and Connie Kitzmiller of Mount Storm; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 25, at Mount Storm Presbyterian Church, with interment in Mount Storm Cemetery, Mount Storm.

Memorials may be made to Mount Storm Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (7-26)

James Johnson Martin, 69, of Chambersburg, Pa., died July 22, at his residence.

Born Oct. 10, 1935, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Charles Johnson Martin and Marguerite (Bergdoll) Martin.

Mr. Martin graduated from Petersburg High School in 1953. He attended Salem College from 1954-55. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955-58. From 1958-59, he attended West Virginia Tech, Montgomery. In 1960, he went to work for Melpar Inc., in Arlington, Va., until November 1962. He retired in December 1995 after 33 years from the federal government, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Md.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Betty I. (Smith) Martin, whom he married June 26, 1960; one son, Larry Martin of Chambersburg; one daughter, Karen Flynn of Elkridge, Md.; two sisters, Laura Mae Perry of Ocean City, Md., and Margaret Denault of Charleston; and one brother, Charles William Martin of Petersburg.

Funeral services were July 26, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was be in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. (7-26)

August

Catherine Virginia (Nelson) Kimble, 88, of Maysville, died July 28,, at her home.

She was born March 19, 1917, in Cherry Grove, she was the daughter of the late Paul Nelson and Nancy Jane (Waybright) Nelson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Kimble, March 30, 1971; one son, Mark L. Kimble; two brothers, Homan Nelson and the Rev. Harding Nelson; and three sisters, infant Dosian Nelson, Ola (Nelson) Smith and Mildred (Nelson) Lambert. She was the last member of her immediate family.

She is survived by one son, John E. Kimble and wife, Jessie Ann, Petersburg; three grandchildren, Mickie Shirk, Moorefield, W. Va., Steve Kimble, Petersburg and Shawn Kimble, Maysville.; four great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Karen J. Kimble Smith, Roaring Spring, Pa.; and a special friend, Karen Sue Kimble, Maysville.

Funeral services were July 31, at the Brick Church of the Brethren, with interment in the South Branch Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Memorials may be made to the Brick Church of the Brethren, c/o Karen Sue Kimble, HC 80 Box 13, Maysville, WV 26833. (8-2)

Lonnie Donald Moyers, 80, of E.A. Hawse Continuous Care Center, Baker and formerly of Petersburg, died Saturday, July 30, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Aug. 27, 1924, in Cabins, he was the son of the late Alfred Vernon and Laura (Goldizen) Moyers. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, John F. Moyers and Tommie W. Moyers; and 10 sisters, infant Beulah Moyers, infant Zera Moyers, Dorothy VanMeter, Sarah Wolford, Stella Ray, Ella Staffer, Arbutus Evans, Nellie Rohrbaugh, Rhoda Dolly and Effie Wolford.

He is survived by two sons, Randy Moyers, Petersburg, Va. and David Moyers, Suffolk, Va.; two daughters, Wanda Jonson and Debbie Carr, both of Suffolk; two sisters, Orpha Staffer, Petersburg and Angie Hatcher, Darlington, Pa.; six grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 2., at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joseph Eversole officiating.Military graveside services will be conducted at the South Branch Memorial Gardens, Petersburg, by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County and JROTC.

Memorials may be made to E.A. Hawse Continuous Care Center, P.O. Box 70, Baker WV 26801. (8-2)

Gertie Glenna Ours, 93, formerly of Petersburg and Cabins, died July 28, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born in Rockingham County, Va., June 6, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Jonas and Annie (Lewis) Crider. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Homer Ours, July 28, 1966. They were married in December 1928. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Marie Fortner and Donna Wratchford; five brothers, Noah Crider, Nathan Crider, Ray Crider, Charles Crider and William Crider; and three sisters, Nettie Sites, Icie Ours and Dolly Crider.

She is survived by six daughters, Helen Shank, Morgantown, Pearl Wood, Irving, Texas, Wilda Smith, Stephens City, Va., Shirley Lekang, Alexandria, Va., Joan LoRoe, Arlington, Texas and Ray Jeana VanMeter, Cabins; two sons, Arlie "Bud" Ours, Cabins and Kenneth Ours, Bunker Hill; and 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 1, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Memorials may be made to the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg. (8-2)

Gary Elyard Evans, 67, of Winchester, Va., died Aug. 6, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester.

Born June 20, 1938, in Petersburg, he was the son of Sylvia M. (Elyard) Evans of Petersburg and the late Daniel L. Evans.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann (Winters) Evans, whom he married Aug 11, 1962, in Bayard; one son, John Eric Evans of Winchester; one daughter, Jennifer Lynn Gall of Stephens City, Va.; two sisters, Marcia M. Evans of Buford, Ga., and Clara E. Foley of Romney; and four grandchildren, Kaley Lyn Evans and Joshua Thomas Evans, both of Winchester, and Morgan Ann Gall and Luke Aaron Gall, both of Stephens City.

Funeral services were Aug. 10, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, Winchester. Interment was in Mount Hebron Cemetery.

Arrangements were under at Jones Funeral Home, Winchester. (8/9)

Dwight Melvin Ratcliff, 76, of Petersburg, died Aug. 5, at the home of his son, J. William Ratcliff, Arthur.

Born March 24, 1929, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late John W. Ratcliff and Margie (VanMeter) Ratcliff.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mamie B. (Bobo) Ratcliff; one son, J. William Ratcliff; four sisters, Verda Moyers and Goldie Borror, both of Petersburg, Bertha VanMeter of Salisbury, Md., and Ruth Smith of Maysville; three brothers, Merlin "Sam" Ratcliff of Maysville and William Ratcliff and Gerald Ratcliff, both of Petersburg; one grandson, Jason William Ratcliff; three great-grandsons, Skyler Ratcliff, Mason Ratcliff and Jaxen Ratcliff; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 8, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (8/9)

Mrs. Lola (Secrist) Mongold, 72, of Petersburg, died Aug. 5, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born April 6, 1933, in Scherr, she was the daughter of the late Max Secrist and Esther (Cosner) Secrist.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, William R. Mongold; one sister-in-law, Mary Farr Secrist of West Union; one aunt, Cynthia Kitzmiller of Milford, Ind.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins, including nieces Beth Ann Coffman of Tulsa, Okla., and Peg Morocco of Marcellus, N.Y., and nephew David L. Secrist of Harrisonburg, Va.

Funeral services were Aug. 8, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment was in the Idleman Cemetery, Scherr. (8/9)

Mrs. Opal Lorraine (Kimble) Alt, 83, of Petersburg, died Aug. 5, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Dec. 15, 1921, in Landes, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Blaine Kimble and Zella Belle (Kimble) Kimble.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Raymond C. Alt; two daughters, Dorothy "Dottie" Hartman and Patricia "Pattie" Smith, both of Petersburg; four sons, Dennis C. Alt of Beverly, Raymond Alt Jr. of Inwood and Douglas W. Alt and Sherrill "Mac" Alt, both of Petersburg; two brothers, Glenn Kimble of Petersburg and Herman Kimble of Buckhannon; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 7, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in Alt Family Cemetery, Landes. (8/9)

Robert Curtis Reed, 69, of Cabins, died Aug. 2, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Feb. 8, 1936, in Dollytown, Pendleton County, he was the son of the late Edgar Reed and Martha (Dolly) Reed. He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Ruth (Heavener) Reed.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Weatherholtz) Reed; two daughters, Connie Vance and Carolyn Turner, both of Cabins; two sons, Carl Reed of Onego and Charles "Chuck" Reed of Petersburg; five half sisters, Josephine Rohrbaugh of Maysville, Mary Powell of Frederick, Md., June Huffman of Seneca Rocks, Margie Saville of Rio and Linda Ours of Cabins; one half brother, Paul Reed of Burlington; two grandchildren whom he raised, Billy Reed and Bobbie Sue Vance; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 5, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in Weatherholtz Family Cemetery, Lahmansville. (8/9)

Mrs. Elizabeth "Bettie" Hanlin, 84, of Keyser, died July 31, at her Kalorama Farm in Mount Storm.

Born March 3, 1921, in Mount Storm, she was the daughter of the late George O'Ferril Fitzgerald Parker and Lessie (Arnold) Parker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Martin Richard Hanlin in 1984.

At her request, she was cremated.

Memorial services were Aug. 6, at Mount Storm Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Mount Storm Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family after Mrs. Hanlin's obituary at www.markwoodfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser. (8/9)

Mrs. R. Sherry Newell, 54, died July 21, at her Sherwood home.

Born Sept. 7, 1950, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of Bennett and Rita (Friend) Lincoln of Petersburg.

Surviving and left to honor her life are: her husband, Dennis Wayne Newell; her parents, Ben and Rita Lincoln of Petersburg; her son, Jason Newell of Portland; her daughter, Vicki Houston of Lake Oswego, Ore.; two sisters, Vicki Rimker of Lansdale, Pa., and Teena Miltenberger of Kingston, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Alex and Micaela Houston; numerous nieces and nephews; and those who have come to know and appreciate her where she has lived and worked.

Funeral services were July 25, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sherwood. Committal was in Williamette National Cemetery, Portland.

Arrangements were under the direction of Attrell's Sherwood Funeral Chapel, a Golden Rule funeral home in Sherwood. (8/9)

Earl L. Sponaugle, 80, of Franklin, died Aug. 3, as the result of a four-wheeler accident.

Born April 25, 1925, at Cave, he was the son of the late Harry K. and Ollie (Harper) Sponaugle. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Hevener Sponaugle, Feb. 13, 1987. They were married Dec. 11, 1946. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Omer Sponaugle, John Sponaugle and Calvin Sponaugle.

He is survived by his second wife, Mary Mae (Hively) Linaburg Sponaugle, whom he married Oct. 23, 1987; one daughter, Sue Ellen Mitchell, of Upper Tract; one son, the Rev. Samuel Sponaugle, of Penn Laird, Va.; two stepdaughters, Vickie Brown, of Midlothian, Va. and Sandy Kelly of Mechanicsville, Va.; two stepsons, Rick Linaburg, of Franklin and Jay Linaburg, of Clarksburg; one sister, Mary Propst, of Moyers; and five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and 13 stepgrandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 13, at the Kimble Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in Blue Grass Cemetery, Blue Grass, Va.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International. (8-16)

Mrs. Eleanor Joy (Sherman) Shirk, 69, of Moorefield, and formerly of Fisher, died Aug. 8, at the residence of her son, Gary Shirk, Moorefield.

Born Oct. 17, 1935, in Fisher, she was the daughter of the late Marvin B. "Jake" Sherman and Beulah (Rexrode) Sherman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John R. Shirk Sr., whom she married June 6, 1953, and died April 11, 1982. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Junior Sherman, Feb. 1, 2004.

She is survived by six sons, John R. Shirk Jr. of Old Fields, Danny A. Shirk of Holly Springs, N.C., Michael C. Shirk, Gary L. Shirk and Scott W. Shirk, all of Moorefield, and Lincoln T. Shirk of Marrero, La.; one sister, Bonnie L. Smith of Winchester, Va.; one brother, John W. Sherman of Arthur; one half brother, Charles Sherman of Arthur; 14 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services wereAug. 11, at the Oak Dale Christian Church, with interment in Kessel Cemetery, Kessel.

Condolences to the family may be left at her obituary at www.fraleyfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield. (8-16)

Mrs. Leanna S. Niedermier, 75, of Marion, Ohio, died Aug. 8, after a brief illness.

Born Oct. 9, 1929, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Clyde H. and Leona M. (Judy) Shobe. In 2004, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Niedermier, whom she married April 17, 1954. She was also preceded indeath by one daughter, Tonia F. Saylor, in 2000; one sister, Mary A. Malcolm; three brothers, Ralph Shobe, Richard Shobe and David Shobe; and grandson, Christopher Thoman.

She is survived by one daughter, Judith L. Thoman of Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Donald (Rick) Niedermier of Marion; nine grandchildren, Michael Thoman of Robinsville, N.J., Tiffany Washko and Corey Thoman of Phoenix, Troy Saylor and Lacy Saylor of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Justin and Jared Niedermier and Angela and Donovan Veely of Marion; and three great-grandchildren, Andrew Thoman and Payton Washko and Paige Washko.

Funeral services were Aug. 15, at Wise Funeral Service, Bucyrus.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.wisefuneral.com (8-16)

Melvin Eugene "Boss" Moyers, 73, of Baltimore, died Aug. 7, at his residence.

Born. Oct. 20, 1931, in Cave, he was the son of the late Lee Moyers and Judith (Mullenax) Moyers. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Moyers and Bobby Moyers; and two sisters, Sally and Rosalee.

He is survived by two sisters, Ada Simpson of Riverside, Md., and Dorothy Nelson of Riverton; and one brother, Charles Ervin Moyers of Cabins.

Funeral services were Aug. 11, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with the Rev. Mark McAllister officiating. Interment was in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Memorials may be made to donor's choice. (8-16)

Delmar Robert Mongold, 85, of Crespatown, Md., died July 28, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md.

Born Nov. 20, 1919, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late John W. and Myrtle (Mongold) Mongold. He was also preceded in death by six brothers, Carl Mongold, Curtis Mongold, Paul Mongold, Merle Mongold, Richard Mongold and Forrest Mongold; and four sisters, Florence Borror, Virginia Cleaver, Ruth Dawson and Mernie Clingerman.

He is survived by his wife, Myra (Self) Mongold; one son, Robert E. Mongold of Crespatown; one brother, Donald Mongold of Petersburg; and two grandchildren, Reath Mongold and Forest Mongold of Crespatown.

Funeral services were July 30, at the Crespatown United Methodist Church, with interment in Fort Ashby Cemetery.

Military honors were accorded by the combined veterans honor guard.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Crespatown. (8-16)

Mrs. Virginia Adaline Fisher, 91, of Moorefield, died Aug. 8, at the Hampshire Center, Romney.

Born May 17, 1914, in Moorefield, she was the daughter of the late Parrin Parsons and Bessie (Stickley) Parsons. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph H. Fisher; one son, Raymond Fisher; one brother, James Parsons; and one sister, Mary (Parsons) Sherman.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty Ford Fisher of Palm Springs, Fla.; three sons, Joe Fisher and Frank Fisher, both of Moorefield, and Charlie Fisher of Panorma City, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 16, at the Moorefield Church of God, with interment in Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (8-16)

Mrs. Beulah "Sis" (Long) Cook, 80, of Seneca Rocks, died Aug. 10, at her residence.

Born Sept. 21, 1924, in Onego, she was the daughter of the late Sheridan Long and Mary Jane "Maude" Vance. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Charles Cook, Jan. 13, 1979; one infant son; three brothers, Earl Long, Fred Long and Warren Long; and two sisters, Hazel Mallow and Bertie Hevener.

She is survived by six daughters, Mary Frances Thompson, Rose Ann Sites and Betty Louise Raines, all of Riverton, Eva Jean Clark, of Cabins, Diana Sue Hinkle, of Petersburg and Kathleen V. Yost of Seneca Rocks; three sons, Charles Edward "Sonny" Cook, of Upper Tract, David Dwight Cook, of Riverton and Bradley Earl Cook, of Harrisonburg, Va.; four brothers, Grover Long and Milton Long, both of Onego, John Long of Seneca Rocks and Kermit Long of Jersey Shore, Pa.; and 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 16, at the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg, with interment was in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton. (8-16)

Ada Eleanor (Miller) Pingley, 87, a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center for the past three years, died Aug. 18, at the Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

She was born July 26, 1918, in Tucker County, a daughter of the late Preston and Columbia Eleanor (McCloud) Miller. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert E. Pingley; one brother, Marion Miller; and two sisters, Eloene Campbell and June Roby.

She is survived by two brothers, Maurice Miller, of Beverly and Richard Miller, of Terra Alta; and two sisters, Irene Getz, of Fairmont and Donna Woodward, of Fanwood, N.J.

Funeral services were Aug. 22, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home chapel, Elkins, with interment in the Elkins Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com. (8-23)

Joshua Blake Swick, of Scherr, died Aug. 16, as the result of an automobile accident.

He was born April 26, 1993, in Petersburg, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by one cousin, David "Grant" Riggleman.

He is survived by his loving parents, Chuck and Angula (Keplinger) Swick, of Scherr, and his mother, Maria (Rotruck) Swick, of Maysville, W.Va.; two brothers, Logan Reel and Tyler Wayne Swick; one sister, Sierra Nicole Swick; grandparents, Wayne and Estalene Swick, of Dorcas, W.Va., David and Doris Shreve, of Scherr, Ron and Mary Keplinger, Norman Rotruck and Beverly and Roger Miller, all of Maysville; great-grandparents, Maywood Shreve Dolly, of Scherr, Lorraine Keplinger, of Keyser, W.Va. and Evelyn Shingler, of Westernport, Md.; aunts and uncles, David and Robin Riggleman, of Maysville, Cindy and Russ Brennan, of Dorcas, Rick and Judy Riggleman, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., Dale Rotruck, of Maysville, Paul Keplinger, of Boston, Mass., Danielle Miller, Brandon Miller and Roy Miller, all of Petersburg; and cousins, Daphne Riggleman, Russell and Jeffrey Brennan and Jessica and Ricky Riggleman of Romney, W.Va..

Funeral services were Aug. 19, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Memorials may be made to the Chuck Swick family, HC 72, Box 7185, Scherr, WV 26726. (8-23)

Charles L. "Lid" Halterman, 85, of Petersburg, died Aug. 23,, at Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born Aug. 2, 1920 in Grant County, he was the son of the late William C. Halterman and Ida (Turner) Halterman. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Susan Halterman; one brother, George B. Halterman; and one nephew, Allan C. Bergdoll.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Barger) Halterman; one son, William M. Halterman; two granddaughters, Beth Ann Foster and Jenny Lynn Halterman; three nieces, Carolyn McGuire, Frances Phares and Mary Bergdoll; and three nephews, Charles W. Halterman, George B. Halterman and Roger Bergdoll.

Funeral services were Aug. 25, at Main Street United Methodist Church, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Memorials may be made to the Main Street United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's choice.
(8-30)

Charles Junior Reel, ENC (SS), U.S. Navy retired, 73, died Aug. 23, at his home, Placerville, Calif.

Born in Petersburg, March 15, 1932, he was the son of the late John O. Reel and Lottie M. (Alt) Reel. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph C. Alt, William E. Reel and Leander Reel; and one sister, Viola Insani.

He is survived by his wife, Kristine (Brown) Reel; two sons, Jason Brown, of Placerville, Califl and Jeremy Brown, Redding, Calif.; two grandchildren, Austin Reel Brown and Kayden Faith Brown, Redding; five sisters, Louella Rodgers, Annandale, Va., Anna Lee Hesse and Irene Berg, both of Maysville, Nora Reel, Petersburg, and Dora Cook, Upper Tract; and several nieces and nephews.

He had a military burial at sea. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pines, Placerville, Calif.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. (8-30)

Mrs. Patricia Ann "Pat" VanMeter, 65 of Petersburg, died Aug. 25, at her home.

Born Sept. 29, 1939, in Harrisonburg, Va., she was the daughter of the late Carl Edgar Ours and Gladys Louise (Hepner) Ours. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Joyce Ours and Barbara Bensenhaver; one brother, John E. Ours; and one special cousin, Jerry Belt.

She is survived by one son, Parry VanMeter and wife, Angela, of Petersburg; one daughter, Hope VanMeter of Manassas, Va.; four sisters, Alma Huffman and Pam Detamore, both of Petersburg, Wanda Judy of Dorcas and Ruth Pack of Roanoke, Va.; one brother, Richard "Dick" Ours of Dorcas; three grandchildren, Kerri Beth VanMeter, Garrett Scott VanMeter and William Grant VanMeter; and several nieces, nephews and special friends.

Funeral services were Aug. 27, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in Brake Cemetery, Dorcas.

Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, HC 32, Box 278, Petersburg, WV 26847 or Bethel Pentecostal Church, P.O. Box 291, Petersburg, WV 26847.
(8-30)

September

Carl Gregory McBee, 46, of Plant City, Fla, and formerly of Alpena, died July 21.

Born July 27, 1958, in Elkins, he was the son of the late Carl A. McBee and Mary F. (Isner) McBee Teter. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Douglas McBee and Scott McBee.

He is survived by his wife, Debi E. McBee; two sons, Dannon McBee and Dane McBee, both of Plant City; one sister, Barbara Harman of Petersburg; one brother, John McBee of Red Creek; one grandson, Daylan Gregory Barnhart of Plant City; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were July 27, in Plant City, at the Hopewell Funeral Home chapel.

His remains were cremated and a memorial service will be at a later date, in Alpena Cemetery, Alpena. (9-6)

Mrs. Anna Lee Self, 62, of Petersburg and formerly of Burlington, died Aug. 30, at the home of her sister, Carol Ellifritz.

Born Aug. 22, 1943, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Alfred C. Ellifritz and Kathleen Rebecca (Swick) Ellifritz. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Alvin C. Mullins Sr. in 1986; her second husband, Jimmie V. Self in 2003; one infant daughter, Barbara Lee Mullins; and one infant brother, Alfred C. Ellifritz Jr.

She is survived by two sons, Alvin C. Mullins Jr. of Pound, Va., and Curtis W. Mullins of Burlington; one daughter, Patricia A. Scott of Beaver Dam, Ky.; two stepsons, Jimmie V. Self Jr. of Burlington, and Olie E. Self of Petersburg; four sisters, Carol S. Ellifritz and Charlotte "Becky" Mullins, both of Petersburg, Trela Kay Lucas of Cumberland, Md., and Barbara Jean Sponaugle of Circleville; one brother, Gerald Ellifritz of Moorefield; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 2, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in South Branch Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (9-6-05)

Russell Layne Hinkle, 74, died Aug. 18, at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, after injuries sustained from a fall at home Aug. 16.

He was born Dec. 13, 1930, in Elkins, the son of Russell B. and Nuda (Cooper) Hinkle.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Anna May (Harper) Hinkle; three daughters, Barbara Huffman of Dry Fork, formerly of Maysville, Elaine of Mentor, Ohio and Charlotte Zimmerman of Hambden, Ohio; three grandchildren Dr. David Hinkle of Waterton, Mass., Allison Zimmerman and T.J. Zimmerman, both of Hambden; three brothers, Gray Hinkle, of Dry Fork, Firman Doane Hinkle, of Keyser, and Jim Hinkle, of Stonewood; and one sister, Emma Roy, of Harman.

Funeral services were Aug. 21, at the Harman Church of the Brethren, Harman, with interment in the Flanagan Hill Cemetery, Red Creek.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hambden Township Fire & Rescue, 9867 Old State Road, Chardon, OH 44024.

Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis, was in charge of arrangements. (9-6)

Lona Belle Combs, 85, of Petersburg, formerly of Baker, died Aug. 30, at the Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Mrs. Combs was born Nov. 7, 1919, in Needmore, the daughter of the late Joseph and Clersie Estella (Garrett) Funkhouser. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Branson Combs, May 25, 1994; one son; three brothers; and five sisters.

Besides her daughter, she is survived by one sister, Una Bott, of Strasburg, Va.; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Sept. 1, at the Loy-Giffin Funeral Home, Wardensville. Interment was in the Links Cemetery, Lost River.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Combs Family, c/o Loy-Giffin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 29, Wardensville, WV 26851. (9-6)

Mrs. Goldie Alice (Iman) Siever, 84, of Petersburg, died Sept. 1, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Sept. 18, 1920, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles Seymour Iman and Ola Dorcas (Whetzel) Iman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alvin M. Siever, Aug. 25, 1974; one sister, Mary Funk; two half sisters, Mae Miller and Nettie Kelley; one brother, Charles Iman; and one half brother, Oather Whetzel.

She is survived by two brothers, Curtis Iman and Carl Iman, both of Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 4, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in North Mill Creek Cemetery, Dorcas.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. (9-13)

Mrs. Gracie E. George, 97, of Riverton, died Sept. 9, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Aug. 13, 1908, at Simoda, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Christina (Lambert) Vandevander. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter E. George, Oct. 27, 1997; one daughter; and four brothers.

She is survived by four sons, Wayne George, of Riverton, Junior George, of Joppa, Md., Tommy George, of Petersburg and Toney George, of Woodbridge, Va.; three sisters, Georgia Strawder and Jessie Vandevander, both of Franklin and Ethel Wimer, of Circleville; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 12, at the Kimble Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment at North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Memorials may be made to North Fork Rescue Squad, c/o Randy Bennett, HC 77, Box 28, Riverton WV 26814. (9-13)

Kathleen Marcella Stonestreet, age 88, of Petersburg, died Sept. 12, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 15, 1917, in Job, and was the daughter of the late Daniel Levi and Ada Belle (Montoney) White. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eston Elmer Stonestreet, Sept. 7, 2000, and one son, Elmer Eston "Bud" Stonestreet on June 11, 2002; three sisters and five brothers.

Surviving are one daughter, Norma Jean Harber of Albuquerque, N.M.; one brother, Daniel White of Martinsburg; four grandchildren, Duane, Shawna, Cindy and Danny; eight great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Richard, Brittani, Brandi, Brandon, Joselynn, Tatyana and Duane Jr.; one daughter-in-law, Mildred Stonestreet of Hanover, Va.; several nieces and nephews, including Etta Kindle of Hagerstown, Md.

Funeral services were Sept. 15, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Maysville.

Memorials may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church. (9-20)

Richard Allen "Dick" Ours, 56, of Petersburg, died Sept. 11, at his residence.

Born Feb. 14, 1949, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Carl Edgar and Gladys Louise (Hepner) Ours. He was also preceded in death by one brother, John Edgar Ours; and three sisters, Eva Joyce Ours, Barbara Bensenhaver and Patricia Van Meter.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Betty Louise (Dillow) Ours, formerly of Charles Town; one son, Joshua Allen Ours, at home; three daughters and son-in-laws, Christine Beal and husband, Michael, of Cumberland, Md., Heidi Porter and husband, Marshall, of Maysville, and Lisa Myers and husband, Benji, of Scherr; four sisters, Alma Huffman and Pam Detamore, both of Petersburg, Wanda Judy of Dorcas and Ruth Pack of Roanoke, Va.; nine grandchildren, Jacob, Ryan and Christian Beal, Addison, Lanie and Sadie Porter and Trey, Jocelyn and Benaiah Myers; several nieces and nephews; and special friends.

Celebration of his Life was Sept. 14, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in North Mill Creek Baptist Church cemetery, Dorcas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ours family, c/o Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, WV 26847. (9-20)

Maynard Franklin Keplinger, 83, of Jordan Run, died Sept. 17, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born Oct. 13, 1921, in Jordan Run, he was the son of the late Edgar G. Keplinger and Nellie (Barger) Keplinger. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, infant Emory Forrest Keplinger, Vernon G. Keplinger and Virgil F. Keplinger.

He is survived by one sister, Effie L. Hesse of Maysville; one brother, Loney M. Keplinger Sr. of Maysville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept 20, at the Jordan Run Church, with interment in Keplinger Family Cemetery, Jordan Run.

Memorials may be made to the Jordan Run Union Church or Grant County Nursing Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (9-20)

Naomi Virginia (Mongold) Ketterman, 74, of Petersburg, died Sept. 24, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born July 5, 1931, in Moorefield, she was the daughter of the late William J. Mongold and Odie C. (Whetzel) Mongold. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Johnny Benjamin Ketterman; one infant grandson, Joey Ketterman; and one sister, Arletta Mongold.

She is survived by six sons, Cletus J. Ketterman Jr, of Maysville, Elwood W. Ketterman, Jerry W. Ketterman, Danny L. Ketterman, Ricky J. Ketterman, all of Petersburg and Bruce A. Ketterman, of Arthur; four daughters, Linda Bensenhaver, Bonnie Lockney, Nancy Shook, all of Petersburg and Eleanor Keplinger, of Lahmansville; one sister, Geraldine Long, of Maysville; two brothers, Donald W. Mongold, of Arthur and Bobby E. Mongold, of Dorcas; 19 grandchildren and several stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 26, at the Faith Assembly of God Church, with interment in the Sites Cemetery, Dorcas.

Memorials may be made to the Winchester Medical Cancer Center or Grant County Nursing Home. (9-27)

Mrs. Noralena Jane (Heavner) Berg, 85, of Maysville, died Sept. 18, at her residence. Born June 6, 1920, at Cabins, she was the daughter of the late Asa Heavner and Zernie (Moyers) Heavner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Demby Noah Berg Dec. 9, 1987; two sons, Teddy Berg and Danny Berg; two brothers, Kenneth Heavner and Earnest Heavner; and one sister, Mernie Brown.

She is survived by four daughters, Judy Belle Barger and Juanita Berg, both of Maysville, Peggy Earle of Petersburg and Nancy Kimble of Youngstown, Ohio; two sons, Paul Berg of Petersburg and Stoney Berg of Maysville; two sisters, Rosetta Berg of Maysville and Betty Dolly of Cabins; five brothers, Mason Heavner of Petersburg, Willie Heavner, Larry Heavner and Luther Heavner, all of Cabins, and Paul Heavner of Virginia; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 28, at Jordan Run Union Church, with interment was in the Berg Family Cemetery, Maysville.

Memorials may be made to Jordan Run Union Church.

Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg, was in charge of arrangements. (9-27)

Dorothy Gladys (Shirey) Roberts, died Sept. 17, at the Springs, St. Petersburg, Fla.

She was born May 23, 1901, in Madison, Wisc.. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen L. Roberts in 1969.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Robert E. Roberts, a surgeon at Grant Memorial Hospital from 1966 until his retirement in 1996. He and his wife, Sandra (Kitzmiller) Roberts, a native of Petersburg, W. Va., now reside at 21272 Bayview Rd., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

She is also survived by three grandchildren and their spouses, Diana (Roberts) Mitchell, of Half Moon, Calif., Thomas H. Roberts, of Cleveland, Ohio and Richard G. Roberts, of Rehoboth Beach; five great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild.

Interment was at the Garden of Memory Mausoleum in St. Petersburg. (9-27)

October

Mrs. M. Marie Link, 82, of Mount Storm, died Sept. 26, at her home.

Born Dec. 25, 1922, in Ionia, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Roy and Freida (Shaffer) Seese.

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd E. Link; one son, James E. Link of Sacramento, Calif.; three daughters, Margaret Rathjen of Blaine, Wash., Janice Hicks of Mount Storm and Jeanie Webb of Ferrum, Va.; three sisters, Irene White of Apalachicola, Fla., Mary Roush of Lake Odessa, Mich., and Nancy Stanton of Ionia, Mich.; three brothers, Gerald Seese of Clarksville, Mich., Robert Seese of Lake Odessa and Bernard Seese of Grand Rapids, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 30, at the Stewart Funeral Home chapel, Oakland, Md. Interment was in the Mount Storm Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to a favorite charity.(10-4)

Mrs. Thelma Ellen Chapman, 73, of Petersburg, died Oct. 1, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Born Feb. 28, 1932, in Ketterman, she was the daughter of the late Grant I. VanMeter and Esta (Nelson) VanMeter. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Ottis VanMeter, Kermit Stanley VanMeter and Earl Junior VanMeter.

She is survived by her husband, Sterling Leo Chapman; one son, Larry W. VanMeter of Petersburg; one daughter, Karen A. Keplinger of Arthur; three sisters, Annabelle Berg of Jordan Run, Audrey Clark of Great Cacapon and Debra VanMeter of Cabins; four grandchildren, Paul Keplinger Jr., Krista Alexander, Barbie Shook and Teresa Myers; one stepgrandson, Donnie "Boonie" Whetzel; seven great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 4, at Faith Assembly of God Church, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (10-4)

Byron Norman Baer, Ph.D., 90, of Martin, died Oct. 1, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, of congestive heart failure.

Born May 23, 1915, in Minersville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Norman and Jennie (Jay) Baer. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sally (Newman) Baer, March 3, 2004; and one sister, Ellen (Baer) Speicher in February 2004.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda Ann Baer of Martin; and two nieces, Norma (Speicher) Tunadidas of Weirton and Nora (Speicher) Proctor of West Palm Beach, Fla.

Funeral services were Oct. 6, at the Knobley Church of the Brethren, Martin. Interment was in Knobley Memorial Gardens, with graveside Masonic rites being accorded.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Byron N. Baer Memorial Fund, c/o Linda A. Baer, HC 75, Box 128J, New Creek, WV 26743, to fund the Linda A. Baer Scholarship Fund, at West Virginia University, which was established to sponsor liberal arts majors from West Virginia in honor of Byron and Sally Baer.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after his obituary at www.smithfuneralhomes.net. (10-4)

Roger William Shook, 61, of Dorcas, and formerly of Moorefield, died Oct. 2, at his residence.

Born Jan. 12, 1944, in Hardy County, he was the son of Elsie L. (See) Shook of Moorefield and the late Floyd W. Shook. He was also preceded in death by one sister.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sandy (Riggleman) Shook; one son, Roger Shook Jr. of Sterling, Va.; one daughter, Amanda Mongold of Moorefield; five brothers, Steve Shook of Mesa, Ariz, Clyde Shook and Leroy Shook, both of Moorefield, Dwight Shook of Inwood and Anthony Shook of Petersburg; three sisters, Wanda Toney and Vivian Shook, both of Sandston, Va., and Mitzi Shook of Moorefield; and five grandsons, Justin, Scotty, Alex, Jacob and Cody.

Funeral services were Oct. 4, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, and a veterans memorial service was also Oct. 4 .

At his request, his body was cremated. Interment was at a later date.

Condolences to the family may be left at Mr. Shook's obituary at www.fraleyfuneralhome.com, http://www.fraleyfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield. (10-11)

Mrs. Vada (Hedrick) Cleaver, 93, of Petersburg, died Oct. 3, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born May 26, 1912, in Grant County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Arthur Hedrick and Cora Ethel (Crites) Hedrick. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Lester Cleaver, Dec. 13, 1996; three brothers, William Hedrick, Merle Hedrick and Foster Hedrick; and two sisters, Verda Hedrick and Vera Hedrick.

She is survived by one foster daughter, Nancy Ferebee of Falls Church, Va.; one foster son, James Hedrick Sr. of Petersburg; four foster grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Oct. 5, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Memorials may be made to the Mack Center in Moorefield or Burlington Children's Home in Burlington.
(10-11)

Mrs. Brenda S. Simmons, 49, of Brandywine, died Oct. 8, at her residence.

She was born July 7, 1956, at Ronceverte, the daughter of the late W. Glenn and Maycel (Warner) Sponaugle.

She is survived by her husband, David W. Simmons, whom she married April 29, 1972; two daughters, Tonia S. Hedrick and Trisha L. Anderson, both of Brandywine; three sisters, Debbie J. Frame, of Moorefield, Ruth Skoglund, of Lewis, Del. and her twin sister, Linda Sponaugle, of Dover, Del.; four brothers, William Sponaugle II of Rehoboth Beach, Del. and Tim Sponaugle, Chris Sponaugle and Dan Sponaugle, all of Delaware; and four grandchildren, Connor Hedrick, Carrigan Hedrick, Corrine Hedrick and Jenna Rose Anderson.

Funeral services were Oct. 12, at Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren, Brandywine, with interment in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandywine.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin. (10-11)

Mrs. Kay F. (Duckworth) Helmick, 57, of Gormania, died Oct. 8, at the Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, Oakland, Md.

Born July 3, 1948 in Keyser, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Frances (Carr) Duckworth.

She is survived by her husband, William J. Helmick; two sons, Ronald Helmick, Grantsville, Md. and William Helmick, Warren, Ohio; six sisters, Patti Holloway, Melva Duckworth, Mellisa Morton and Judy Morton, all of Keyser, Ruth Duckworth, Terra Alta and Hope Bowman, Oakland, Md.; one brother, Kenny Duckworth, Keyser; and one grandson.

Funeral services were conducted Oct. 10, at the Bayard Church of God, Bayard, with interment in the Bayard Cemetery.

The Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, Md. was in charge of arrangments. (10-11)

Mrs. Nola Jean (Alt) Harman, 72, of Petersburg and formerly of Temple Hills, Md. and Clinton, Md., died Oct. 8, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Sept. 30, 1933, in Kline, she was the daughter of the late Charles Austin and Nola Adrian (Dean) Alt . She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry R. Harman, Feb. 2, 1974; and three brothers, Glen Austin Alt, Ray Edward Alt and Richard Mason Alt.

She is survived by one son, Harry Ronnie Harman of Petersburg.

Funeral services were Oct. 12, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in Kline Cemetery, Kline. (10-11)

Mrs. Patricia Catherine "Patty" Stump, 73, of Petersburg, died Oct. 12, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born April 9, 1932, in Forman, she was the daughter of the late Lester W. Riggleman and Carrie T. (Sherman) Riggleman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, C. Ray Stump in 1991; one son, Jesse W. Stump; and one granddaughter, Robin Lynn Stump.

She is survived by two sons, C. Ray Stump Jr. of Maysville and William E. "Bill" Stump of Petersburg; two daughters, C. Ranetta Hall and Susie Scott, both of Petersburg; one sister, Mayselle J. Stump of Glen Gardner, N.J.; one brother, Gerald D. Riggleman of North Topsail Beach, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Paul Ray Hall, Timmy Joe Hall, Sammy Hall, Kathy Rohrbaugh, Brent Stump, Calvin Ray Stump III, Brandy Rogers and Bryan Stump; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 14, at the funeral home chapel, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Memorials may be made to Potomac Highlands VFW Post 6454 Ladies Auxiliary or charity of choice. (10-18)

Mrs. Zella Juanita Runion, 75, of Antioch, died Oct. 11, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Sept. 9. 1930, in Pansy, she was the daughter of the late Arlie A. Judy and Belinda (VanMeter) Judy. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John W. Runion, Sept. 27, 2002; one infant daughter, Doris Jean Runion; and two brothers, Vernon Judy and Don Judy.

She is survived by two sons, John Walter Runion Jr. of Moorefield and Bobby Wayne Runion of Medley; two daughters, Yvonne Lynn Runion of Antioch and Helen Faye Ratliff of Moorefield; one sister, Mary Sherman of Old Fields; two brothers, Junior Judy and James Eston Judy, both of Moorefield; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 14, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Memorials may be made to Grant Memorial Hospice, P.O. Box 1026, Petersburg, WV 26847. (10-18)

Miss Mary V. Rotruck, 85, of Keyser, died Oct. 13, at the Saint Vincent de Paul Nursing Center, Frostburg, Md.

Born Nov. 7, 1919, at Keyser, she was the daughter of the late Luther C . and Marie T. (Rotruck) Rotruck. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Lindon C. "Lucky" Rotruck.

She is survived by one sister, Martha Lee Robison of Greenbelt, Md.; one nephew, Dana Robison of Lothian, Md.; two nieces, Yolande Brown of Laurel, Md. and Linda Mateny of Charlotte, N.C.; one grandniece, Christa Sheridan of Catonsville, Md.; and one grandnephew, Hunter Robison of Lothian.

Funeral services were Oct. 16, at the Keyser Church of the Brethren, with interment was Knobley Cemetery, Martin.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after her obituary at www.smithfuneralhomes.net. (10-18)

Mrs. Mabel Virginia Bell Redman, 82, of Petersburg, died, Oct. 13,, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Oct. 15, 1922, in Hardy County, she was the daughter of the late William Washington and Mary M. (Cole) Washington. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Emmitt Redman, May 1985; one infant daughter, Mary Jane Redman; two infant twin grandsons, Jeffrey and Jarred Hott; two brothers, Garfield Washington and Omer Washington; and one sister, Leanna Twyman. She was the last member of her immediate family.

She is survived by two sons, Kermit M. Redman of Franklin and Clarence Douglas Redman of Arthur; five daughters, Brenda L. Johnson of Waterbury, Conn., Sylvia E. Saunders of Fredericksburg, Va., Pamela S. Hott of Arthur, Melodea "Peach" Eversole of Maysville and Darlene D. Dunn of Wolcott, Conn.; 12 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 16, at Grove Street United Methodist Church, with interment was in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (10-18)

Roger Dwayne Hott, 63, of Franklin, died Oct. 12, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.

Born Jan. 19, 1942, in Kirby, he was the son of Melvin Hott of Romney and the late Creola (Pownell) Hott. He was also preceded in death by one sister.

Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, Judy Ann (Dunkle) Hott; one son, John Hott of Franklin; one stepson, Eddie Armentrout of Franklin; two sisters, Phyllis Peters of Romney and Granis Lee of Augusta; one brother, Harlan Hott of Fayetteville, N.C.; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 17, at the Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Franklin, with Interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin.

Memorials may be made to Pendleton County Rescue Squad or Walnut Street U.M. Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin. (10-18)

John Golden Harold, 85, of Maysville, died Oct. 14, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born March 4, 1920, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Robert Utah Harold and Lula June (Moyers) Harold. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mellie Marie Harold, March 9; one daughter, Ada Marie; and four brothers, Austin Moyers, Harry Graham, Homer Graham and Glen Graham.

He is survived by six daughters, Virginia Thorne of Dorcas, Blondena Bennett of Circleville, Betty Simmons of Franklin, Peggy Sions of Cabins, and Teresa Harold and Debra Helmick, both of Maysville; four sons, John R. Harold Sr. of Burlington, Marvin Paul Harold of Petersburg, Randy Harold of Kitzmiller, Md. and Glenn Harold of Dorcas; 20 grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 18, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Borror Family Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Debra Helmick, HC 30 Box 1890, Maysville, WV 26833. (10-18)

Mrs. Neva Marie (Riggleman) Harman, 80, of Solomons, Md., and formerly of Petersburg, died Oct. 12, at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, Md.

Born Oct. 30, 1924, in Pendleton County, she was the daughter of the late J.D. Riggleman and Janie (Dahmer) Riggleman. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Eulis Ford Harman, whom she married Dec. 22, 1943; and one sister, Ilene Norris.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Noel of Huntington, Md., and Saundra K. Bouchard of Sykesville; one sister, Norma Ours of Rough Run; three grandchildren, Teresa Tranmer and Edward Noel, both of Prince Frederick, and Renee Bouchard of Sykesville and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 19, at Lee Funeral Home Calvert, P.A., 8125 Southern Maryland Blvd., Owings, Md.,. Interment was private.

Friends may visit the Lee Funeral Home Web site at www.leefuneralhomes.com to sign her memorial register book under the obituary section of the home page. (10-18)

Virgil Allen Dolly, 63, of Burlington, died Oct. 6, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born May 1, 1942, in Grant County, he was the son of the late Denver C. and Rachel (Dolly) Dolly. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Ellen Dolly; and two brothers, Daniel Dolly and Clay Dolly.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lavennia L. (Farris) Dolly; two daughters, Doris J. Peregory of Strasburg, Va., and Marie Thompson of Keyser; two sons, Virgil W. Dolly of Keyser and Denver A. Dolly of Camden on Gauley; two brothers, James F. Dolly of Burlington and Ray Junior Dolly of Okahumpa, Fla.; two sisters, Cressie Melia of Burlington and Pauline M. Dolly of Romney; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 11, at the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington chapel, with interment in Hull Cemetery, Burlington.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after his obituary at www.smithfuneralhomes.net. (10-18)

Donald Elwood Thorne Sr., 73, of Masontown, died Oct. 22, at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown.

Born Dec. 27, 1931, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late John "Jay" Edward and Mernie (Iman) Thorne. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Diane Elaine Thorne; one sister, Rennie Long; one brother, Johnnie Dale Thorne; and one great-granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife, Rita (Wolsiffer) Thorne; three sons, Donald Elwood Thorne Jr. of Lahmansville, Denny Edward Thorne of Core and Dean Eric Thorne of Masontown; one daughter, Darlene Ellen Hulley of Grafton; two sisters, Wilda Garlitz of Morgantown and Tiny White of Keyser; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 26., at the funeral home chapel, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery. Military graveside rites were accorded by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County and JROTC. (10-25)

Mary G. Dolly, 73, died at CVPH in Plattsburgh, N.Y. after a brief illness. She was born in Cabins, the daughter of the late Glenn C. and Mary Opal (Simpson) Kile. Mary had been widowed from her high school sweetheart, Norris J. Dolly, several years earlier.

Mary was a loving mother of six children; Del Dolly & his wife Jeanne of Gouvenour, N.Y., Jerry Dolly and his wife Donna of Glens Falls, N.Y., Mary Sue Wolson & her husband Charlie of Port Henry, N.Y., Linda Dolly and her husband Kevin McKee of Elizabethtown, N.Y., Sara Mehr and her husband Dr. Peter of Westport, N.Y. and Barbara Milstein and her husband Mark of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Funeral services were Oct. 22,at the Congregational Church of Christ, Stone Church, on Court Street in Elizabethtown.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Elizabethtown Library and the United Church of Christ in Elizabethtown. (10-25)

Charles Shay Harriman, 93, of Kingwood, died Oct. 11, at the home of his son, in Winter Haven, Fla.

Born July 11, 1912, in Terra Alta, he was the son of the late William H. and Maude (Shay) Harriman. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Geraldine Fraley Hollen Harriman; one sister, Mildred Feathers; and one brother, William H. Harriman II, MD.

He is survived by his second wife, Dolsey R. (Harman) Harriman, formerly of Petersburg; two sons, Thomas L. Harriman of Winter Haven and Charles Michael Harriman of Terra Alta; one stepdaughter, Dianna Hartman of Kingwood; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 23, at First United Methodist Church, Terra Alta.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Browning Funeral Home, Kingwood. (10-25)

Carl Eugene "B.J." Cullers, 30, of Moorefield, died Oct. 18, in Old Fields.

Born May 5, 1975, in Petersburg, he was the son of Stewart E. "Buddy" Cullers and Dephia M. (Wratchford) Cullers of Moorefield.

Funeral services were Oct 23, at the Moorefield Church of the Brethren, with interment in the Olivet Cemetery. Military graveside rites were accorded by the U.S. Air Force and the Moorefield Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the Moorefield City Police Department's Children's Projects, 206 Winchester Ave., Moorefield, WV 26836 or the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Company 46, 114 Kuykendall Ln., Moorefield, WV 26836.

Condolences to the family may be left at his obituary at www.fraleyfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield. (10-25)

Mrs. Mary Florence (Rexrode) Bennett, 79, of Franklin, died Oct. 18, at her residence.

Born April 1, 1926, in Blue Grass, Va., she was the daughter of the late Clyde Charles Rexrode and Ollie Kathryn (Simmons) Rexrode. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Leona Mae Kisner and infant Betty Lou Bennett; and one brother, Ivan Carl Rexrode.

She is survived by her husband, Oscar Allen Bennett, whom she married April 7, 1944, in Monterey, Va.; one daughter, JoAnn Duran of Upper Tract; one brother, William Clyde "Junior" Rexrode of Blue Grass, Va.; two granddaughters, Jennifer Ann (Kisner) Bednarski of Martinsburg and Amy Dawn (Kisner) Mullineaux of Frederick, Md.; and four grandsons, Matthew Richard and Jason Paul Bednarski, both of Martinsburg and Andrew Michael and Sean Ryan Mullineaux, both of Frederick.

Funeral services were Oct. 22, at the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. Stanley Kile officiating. Interment was in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Hospice, P.O. Box 416, Franklin, WV 26807. (10-25)

 

 


 

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