Obituary archive page for April - August 2006

April '06

Wayne Abraham Lewis, 78, of Petersburg, died March 28, at his residence.

Born Oct. 20, 1927, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Vernon "Pop" Lewis and Ethel Pauline (Riggleman) Lewis.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Jean (Lindsay) Lewis; one daughter, Kathleen Pirando of Petersburg; one son, Tim Lewis of Moorefield; and two grandsons, Ryan Lewis and John Mongold.

Funeral services were March 31, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the WV State Firemen's Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Frank Rogers, 124 N. Grove Street, Petersburg, WV 26847. (4-4)

Angela Marie Ball, 30, of Parkersburg, died April 8, at home. Her death followed a courageous seven-year battle with cancer.

She was born on Aug. 28, 1975, in Gettysburg, Pa. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Mary Ellen Ball.

She is survived by her parents, Mike and Carole Ball of Parkersburg; her brother, John, her nephew, Bryant and her beloved dog, Macadoo; maternal grandparents, John L. and Helen M. Boor of Petersburg; and paternal grandfather, Paul Ball of Mesa, Ariz. She is further survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews living across the United States and many friends, colleagues and acquaintances whose lives were touched by Angela's presence.

A memorial service and celebration of Angela Marie Ball's life will be Saturday, April 22, at Worthington Elementary School gymnasium, with her uncle, Tom Boor, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that monetary remembrances be given to the Bryant Ball Trust Fund. This generosity will allow her love for learning to continue with her precious nephew's scholarship. Donations may also be provided to the Lymphoma Research Foundation, an advocate of clinical trials in the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma. (4-11)

Mrs. Maxine Adah VanMeter, 80, of Franklin, died April 5, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Dec. 22, 1925, in Fisher, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Jack Henry Beyers and Pearl (Miller) Beyers. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Jacob Kimble, Jan. 29, 1991; one son, Danny Kimble in 1977; two brothers, Ray Beyers and Raymond Beyers; and one sister, Wanda Hobson.

She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Melvin VanMeter, formerly of Maysville; two sons, Wayne H. Kimble of Franklin and Gary Graber of Galax, Va.; one brother, Leslie Junior Beyers of Saites, Mont.; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 7, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin. Interment was in the Cherry Hill Cemetery, Upper Tract.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Basagic Funeral Home, P.O. Box 216, Franklin, WV 26807. (4-11)

Mrs. Vernie Sally Vance, 99, of Dorcas, died April 5, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born Aug. 31, 1906, in Dorcas, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Hannah (Wratchford) Thorne. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Lee Vance, Aug. 21, 1961; one daughter, Delphia Mauzy; two sons, Edgar Vance and Willis Vance; one sister, Elizabeth Mauzy; seven brothers, Glenn Thorne, Earl Thorne, George Thorne, Lester Thorne, John Thorne, Van Thorne and Harvey Thorne; one grandson, Douglas Davis; and one great-granddaughter, Heather Mauzy. She was the last member of her immediate family.

She is survived by one son, Ralph L. Vance Sr. and wife, Estelle, of Dorcas; one daughter-in-law, Louise Vance of Petersburg; one son-in-law, Raymond Mauzy of Dorcas; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 35 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were April 8, at the Brake Church of the Brethren. Interment was in the Brake Cemetery, Dorcas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Vance family, c/o Schaeffer Funeral Home.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.
(4-11)

Mrs. Sandra S. Marshall, 71, of Mount Storm, died April 5, at the Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, Oakland, Md.

Born Feb. 24, 1935, in Parkersburg, she was the daughter of the late Hobart and Mabel (McClain) Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Theodore R. Marshall in 1991.

She is survived by two daughters, Stacy Kifer of Mount Storm and Desiree D. Unger of Queenstown, Md.; and three grandchildren.

An interment service was conducted at the Pleasants Memorial Estates, St. Mary's, April 7.

The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the family, c/o Stewart Funeral Home, 32 S. Second St., Oakland, MD. 21550.

Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, was in charge of the arrangements. (4-11)

Mrs. Alice Edna Mongold, 67, of Dorcas, died April 4, at her home.

Born Aug. 27, 1938, in Marlinton, she was the daughter of the late Claude Carpenter and Virginia (Cochran) Carpenter. She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Talia Mongold; and four sisters, Dottie Agnor, Bonnie Cledenin, Anna Lee Hammer and Harriett Baker.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, John A. Mongold; three sons, Gary Mongold and Mark A. Mongold and wife, Kristi, all of Dorcas, and Jeffrey A. Mongold of Low Moor, Va.; three sisters, Jo Sydenstricker of Millboro, Va., Zoe Sullivan of Ansted and Carla May of Marlinton; and five grandchildren, Brooke Mongold, Jordon Mongold, Joshua Mongold, Jonathan Mongold and Matthew Mongold.

Funeral services were April 7, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Sites Cemetery, Dorcas.

Memorials may be made to the Sites Cemetery, HC 33, Box 3040, Dorcas, WV 26847.
(4-11)

Cleta Lee Helmick, 75, of Rough Run, died April 2, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born March 31, 1931, in Rough Run, she was the daughter of the late Glenn C. Helmick and Elsie Virginia (Reel) Helmick. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Paul C. Helmick.

She was a cook for Dorcas Elementary School and was a poultry grower for Rockingham Poultry for several years. She was a member of Hedrick Chapel United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one brother, Stanley K. Helmick of Dorcas; two sisters, Dorothy Phillips of Martinsburg and Arleta Helmick of Maysville; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 5, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Ours Cemetery, Rough Run.

Memorials may be made to the Helmick family, c/o Stanley and Mary Helmick, HC 33, Box 3143, Dorcas, WV 26847. (4-11)

Mrs. Margarete A. (Shackleford) Grose, 87, of the Glady Fork Community, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon, W.Va.

Born Aug. 25, 1918, in Horner, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Sidney Raymond Shackleford and Rosa (Linger) Shackleford. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Curtis Grose, whom she married Aug. 17, 1958. He died Nov. 18, 1982.

She is survived by one son, Raymond Grose of Buckhannon; one granddaughter, Kelly Grose of Buckhannon; and one grandson, Mark Grose of Buckhannon.

Funeral services were April 5, at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home chapel, Buckhannon. Interment was in Weston Masonic Cemetery, Weston. (4-11)

Austin John Berg, 93, of Maysville, died April 11, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born May 21, 1912, in Jordan Run, he was the son of the late Walter S. Berg and Laura Belle (Barger) Berg. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rhoda (Whetzel) Berg, May 31, 1997; one son, Ricky Lynn Berg; three brothers, Foster Berg, Ebert Berg and Paul Berg; four sisters, infant Cecelia Berg, Marie Kay, Ollie Rohrbaugh and Velma Goldizen; one infant granddaughter, Tammy Wynette Berg; and one great-granddaughter, Jaime (Whetzel) Redman.

He is survived by five sons, Emory "Sam" Berg, Therman W. Berg and Sterl E. Berg, all of Maysville, Randolph J. Berg of Elk Garden and Darvin Ray Berg of Cabins; six daughters, Helen E. Leatherman of Moorefield, Bonnie Heavener and Beggie M. Kisamore, both of Cabins, Dottie S. Champ of Purgitsville, Annabelle L. McDonald of Durgon and Judy J. Carr of Maysville; one sister, Hazel Heavner of Maysville; 43 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 13, at Cabins Assembly of God Church. Interment was in the Barger Cemetery, Jordan Run.

Memorials may be made to Cabins Assembly of God Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.
(4-18)

Floyd Seymour Baldwin, 68, of Old Fields, died April 21, at his residence, after a battle with colon cancer.

Born Nov. 18, 1937, in Hardy County, he was the son of Pauline V. (Eye) Baldwin of Old Fields and the late Seymour R. Baldwin. He was also preceded in death by one infant sister, Barbara.

Besides his mother, he is survived by one son, George Baldwin of Imperial Beach, Calif.; three brothers, Glenn Baldwin of Purgitsville, Willie Baldwin of Rio and James Baldwin of Old Fields; three sisters, Gladys Greenwalt of Petersburg, Elva Templin of Middletown, Pa., and Debra Lyons of Old Fields; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were April 24, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery, Old Fields.

Condolences to the family may be left at his obituary at www.fraleyfuneralhome.com.
(4-25)

Mrs. Ethel V. Evans, 70, of London, Ohio, died April 19, at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

Born April 30, 1935, in Elk Garden, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Evers and Elsie May (Smith) Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Emil N. Evans, May 1, 1998; and one son, Boyd E. Evans, July 15, 1975.

She is survived by one son, Wilbur Evans and wife, Pam of London; two sisters, Alma Bean and husband, Bob, of West Virginia and Darling Kissel and husband, Andrew, of Pennsylvania; three brothers, Carl Brown and wife, Sarajean, of Florida, Albert Brown and wife, Donna, of Maryland, and Harold Brown and wife, Esther, of Massachusetts; three grandsons, David Evans, Daniel Evans and Donovan Evans, all of London; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were April 23, at Kirkwood Cemetery, London

If they wish, friends may make memorial contributions to the London Church of Christ in Christian Union.

Family condolences may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com

Arrangements were under the direction of the Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home, London.
(4-25)

Richard Raymond Moyers, 78, of Moorefield, died April 17, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born March 3, 1928, in Pansy, he was the son of the late John O. and Anna May (Kuykendall) Moyers. He was also preceded in death by one infant son; one son, PFC Richard Lee Moyers; one brother; and one sister.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sue (Bobo) Moyers; three sons, Donnie Moyers of Petersburg and Larry Moyers and David Moyers, both of Moorefield; two daughters, Linda Bowman of Fisher and Diane Miller of Moorefield; one brother, Otho Moyers of Petersburg; 15 grandchildren, Marcee Kesner, Butch Moyers, Mike Moyers, Marissa Moyers, Marenda Moyers, Tammy Regester, Tim Bowman, Logan Moyers, Lucas Moyers, Lauren Moyers, Megan Miller, Kayla Miller, Jordan Miller, Jeffrey Moyers and Adam Moyers; and 13 great-grandchildren, Katelyn Kesner, Kalab Kesner, Ethan Moyers, Hannah Moyers, Chase Moyers, Madison McKay, Erica Regester, Jared Regester, Brandon Regester, Michaela Regester, T.J. Bowman, Jacob Bowman and Karli Bowman.

Funeral services were April 20, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield. Interment was in the Sites Family Cemetery, Pansy.

Memorials may be directed to the charity of choice.

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

(4-25)

Mrs. Nela Elizabeth (Thorne) Griffin, 79, of Winchester, Va., and formerly of Petersburg, died April 17, at the home of her daughter, Paula Mills, Winchester.

Born Dec. 3, 1926, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late J. Van Thorne and Beulah (Yokum) Thorne. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Depretis; and two brothers, Odell C. Thorne and Chester L. Thorne.

She is survived by one son, Roy Barrett of Vienna; four daughters, Cathlene Wedding of Virginia Beach, Va., Barbara Quinlan of Gainesville, Va., Paula Mills of Winchester and Sandy Wright of Sufolk, Va.; four sisters, Evelyn Schaffer of Front Royal, Va., Lois Swick of Keyser, Irene Druyff of Manassas, Va., and Darlene Junkins of Petersburg; three brothers, J. Virgil Thorne of Capon Bridge, Marvin P. Thorne of Maysville and Gerald G. Thorne of Palmyra, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 19, at the Jones Funeral Home chapel, Winchester. Interment was in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Memorials may be made to the Brick Church of the Brethren, c/o Marvin P. Thorne, 7843 Highway 42 South, Maysville, WV 26833. (4-25)

Charles Ray Burner, 75, of Petersburg, died April 17, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Nov. 16, 1930, in Philippi, he was the son of the late Charles and Helen (Robinson) Burner. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Robert Burner; and one sister, Shelby King.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Judy (Watson) Burner, formerly of Philippi; two daughters, Jo Ellen Thompson of Elkins and Susan Kimble and husband, Bruce, of Petersburg. The light of his life were his five grandchildren, Brandon Thompson and wife, Amy, of Hickory, N.C., Brent Thompson and wife, Melissa, of Elkins, Nick Thompson and wife, Julie, of Euless, Texas, Beth Kimble, Amy Kimble and fiance, Derrick White, of Petersburg; and his precious great-grandchildren, Christian and Noah Thompson and one to be born in November 2006.

Funeral services were April 20, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Memorials may be made to The Huntington's Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10018. (4-25)

Mrs Gladys (Keplinger) Bowman, 97, passed away April 17, in Sundale Nursing Home, Morgantown.

A former resident of Petersburg, she was born July 30, 1908, near Maysville, the daughter of Arthur A. Keplinger and Zetta (Phares) Keplinger. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Forest W. Bowman; four sisters, Mildred Keplinger (who died in infancy), Myrtle Park of Petersburg, Nina Thorn of Gettysburg, Pa. and Odessa Thorn of Falls Church, Va.; and one brother, John Ralph Keplinger of Winchester, Va.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Myla Bowman of Morgantown; two grandsons and their spouses, Gregory and Nicole Bowman of Jackson, Miss. and Matthew and Sharon Bowman of St. Louis, Mo.; and three great-grandchildren, Abigail and Ethan Bowman, both of Jackson, and Carter Bowman of St. Louis. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Tim and Frances Park of Petersburg.

Funeral services were April 22, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was at the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Grove Street United Methodist Church, Petersburg, WV 26847; or The Salvation Army of Morgantown, 1264 University Ave., Morgantown, WV 26505. (4-25)

Denver Barger, 85, of Maysville, died April 17, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born April 17, 1921 in Jordan Run, W. Va., he was the son of the late Martin Kenneth Barger and Sarah Jane (Rohrbaugh) Barger. He was also preceded in death by an infant great-granddaughter, Allison Marie Cosner, one brother, Brooks Barger and three sisters: Agnes Spitzer, Strawdie Kimble and Areba Kimble.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mable (Flanagan) Barger; three sons, Roger Denver Barger and wife, Mary Ann of Petersburg, W. Va; Lloyd M. Barger and Blaine B. Barger and wife, Tammy, all of Maysville; three daughters, Barbara E. Reynolds and husband, Larry, of Maysville; Sandra K. Hedrick and husband, Raymond, of Petersburg; and Ruthie J. Watts and husband, Rev. Don, of Cabins, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Gladys Flanagan and husband, Hoy, of McCoole, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 19, at Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg,. Interment was in the South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Memorials may be made to Memorial Church of the Brethren Building Fund, Petersburg, WV 26847. (4-25)

Major Glenn Maxwell Reel (Ret.), 73, of El Paso, Texas, passed away on April 15, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was born Nov. 7, 1932, in Maysville.

Glenn is survived by his loving wife, of 53 years, Reva (Rohrbaugh) Reel; his sons Robert, Charles and Gregory; and his brothers Wayne and William.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Alma (McDonald) Reel, his brother Philip; and sisters Dorothy Rohrbaugh, Audrey Schell, Doris Franz, and infants Glenna Reel and Norma Lane Reel.

A private graveside service was April 18, 2006, at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military honors.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Sunset Funeral Home, Northeast. (4-25)

May '06

Mrs. Pearl M. (Yost) Tasker, 85, of Keyser, died April 28, at the Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home, Keyser.

Born July 12, 1920, at Keyser, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Grace (Shobe) Yost. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond H. Tasker, Jan. 6, 2004; and one brother, Leslie C. Yost.

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy E. Barger and Grace Ann Terrell, both of Keyser; four grandchildren, Bill Barger of Antioch, Penny Shade of Gerrardstown, Gibson Terrell of Morgantown and Emily Howard of Inwood; and two great-grandchildren, Wyatt Barger and Cameron Shade.

Funeral services were May 3, at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser chapel. Interment was in the Thrush Cemetery, Antioch.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after her obituary at www.smithfuneralhomes.net. (5-2)

Dr. John William Frye, 64, of Fairmont, died April 27, at his residence.

Born Sept. 9, 1941, in Cabins, he was the son of the late Andrew Neil and Pauline (Cunningham) Frye. He was also preceded in death by one son, Ernest W. Frye.

He is survived by two sons, John W. Frye Jr. of Bluefield and Mark Edward Frye of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two brothers, Judge Andrew Frye of Petersburg and Dr. Paul Frye of Pittsburgh; one sister, Mary Mann of Charlton Heights; five grandchildren, Jason and Lindsey Frye, Seth and Rosemary Frye and Ernest W. Smith; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 30, at the Frey Home For Funerals, Addition Chapel, Fairmont.

Graveside services were May 1, at the Lahmansville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: North Central WV Chapter, Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 4543, Star City, WV 26504-4543, or the Nature Conservancy of WV, P.O. Box 3754, Charleston, WV 25337. (5-2)

Bernard "Benny" Everett Caton, 80, of Petersburg, died April 25, at his residence.

Born Dec. 12, 1925, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late William Edward Caton and Mary Edna (Carroll) Caton. He was also preceded in death by six brothers.

He is survived by two sisters, Mary J. Bell of Temple Hills, Md. and Frances Dempsey of Unionville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Private interment was in the West Virginia National Veterans Cemetery, Grafton.

Memorial services were May 1, at the Senior Center, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (5-2)

Mrs. Vera Iolene Sherman, 99, of Maysville, died April 24, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Sept. 21, 1906, in Moorefield, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Barr and Mamie (Newhouse) Barr. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Holmes Clifton Sherman, Nov. 21, 1992; two sons, Robert Boyd Sherman and Marvin "Sonny" Sherman; three brothers, Paul Barr, James Barr and Vance Barr; and two sisters, Jean Simmons and Lila Miller.

She is survived by one son, Gerald Clifton Sherman of Maysville; one sister, Gladys Barr Hardy of Rig; one brother, Robert Burns Barr of Rig; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 27, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Lahmansville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital or Maysville Fire Company. (5-2)

Mrs. Anna Grace Powell, 82, of Hagerstown, Md., died April 8, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 2, 1923, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Edwin Guy and Louella Vivian (Rinehart) Feaster. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 21 years, Malcolm Haney Powell and one half brother, John G. Roby.

She is survived by one son, Robert E. Powell of Hagerstown; one brother, the Rev. Robert K. Feaster of Franklin, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Kristin D. Strong of Baltimore; and two great-grandchildren, Aimee Strong and Ben Strong, both of Baltimore; six nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services were April 11, at the Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown. Interment was in the Rest Haven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, Elevator Fund, 712 W. Church St., Hagerstown, MD 21740. (5-2)

Mrs. Emma Mary Helmick, 69, of Petersburg, died April 28, at Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin.

She was born July 30, 1936, at Fairmont. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Helmick, July 5, 1997. They were married April 14, 1974.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were May 7, at the Kimble Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, Interment was in Blue Grass Cemetery, Blue Grass, Va.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Eston Kesner, 16 North Ave., Petersburg, WV 26847. (5-9)

Joseph K. Oates, 68, died May 2, at the Arbor West Rehabilitation Center & Nursing Home, West Jefferson, Ohio.

Born Feb. 10, 1938, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Pearl Riley Oates and O.R. Oates Sr. He was also preceded in death by one brother, O.R. Oates Jr.

He is survived by two daughters, Teresa Ellars and husband, Rodney of Somerset; and Brenda Cox and husband, Jim of Marysville; one brother, Gerald Oates and wife, Polley of Keyser; and four sisters, Phyllis Oates Smith of Petersburg; Norma Oates Lee and husband, Bill of Waynesboro, Va.; Carolyn Oates Riggleman and husband, Marcelle of Stephens City; and Elizabeth Oates Smith and husband, Williford of Norfolk. He is also survived by one sister-in-law, Betty Wolfe Oates, six grandsons, one great granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.

It was his wish to be cremated and there will be a private memorial service later in Somerset. (5-9)

Glenn Veach, 96, of Arthur, died May 2, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born March 18, 1910, in Lahmansville, he was the son of the late John William Veach and Elizabeth (Dettinburn) Veach. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Otto Veach and two sisters, Aletha Bergdoll and Alzina Rinehart. He was the last member of his immediate family.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Opal M. (Lahman) Veach; one son, Archie G. Veach of Medley; two daughters, Dixie J. Secrist of Harpers Ferry and Elizabeth J. "Beth" Redman of Arthur; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were May 4, at Potomac Valley Baptist Church. Interment was in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Memorials may be made to Potomac Valley Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 439, Maysville, WV 26833.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (5-9)

Charles Randall Leach, 75, of Scherr, died May 11, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md.

Born March 13, 1931, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa, he was the son of the late Rev. Lester Marshall and Susannah (Randall) Leach.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rosalee (Browne) Leach; two sons, Carleton Marshall Leach and wife, Denita, of Palmyra, Pa., and Steven Randall Leach and wife, Dawn, of Smithsburg, Md.; one daughter, Caryn (Leach) Summers and husband, Michael, of Killeen, Texas; one sister, Anna Marie Oakes of Winchester, Va.; and seven grandchildren, Seth Michael and Ryun Matthew Summers of Killeen, and Cameron, Taylor, Tanner, Cassandra and Jonah Leach of Smithsburg.

Funeral services were May 15, at the Petersburg Presbyterian Church. Interment was in the Simon P. Idleman Cemetery, Scherr. Military graveside rites were accorded by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County and JROTC.

Memorials may be made to the Petersburg High School Scholarship Fund, Petersburg Presbyterian Church, Moomau Public Library, Petersburg, or the Historical Society, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (5-16)

Bessie Virginia Nelson, 90, of Dorcas, died May 10, at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.

Born April 17, 1916 in Smoke Hole, she was the daughter of the late Abraham Nelson and Amanda (Shirk) Nelson. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Bertha Stonaker and Janie Ours; and four brothers, Ray, Jesse, Jasper and Ross Nelson.

She is survived by one brother, John Nelson of Fort Ashby; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were May 13, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg,. Interment was at the Sites Cemetery, Dorcas.

Memorials may be made to the Sites Cemetery. (5-16)

Mrs. Arlene (Smith) Brisson, 85, of Richmond, Va., died May 10, in Richmond.

Born Oct. 5, 1920, in Upper Reeds Creek, she was the daughter of the late Jared B. Smith and Ida V. (Waggy) Smith. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer Smith, Eston Smith and Raymond Smith; and five sisters, Myrtle Bible, Beulah Bible, Evelyn Hendrickson, Edith Lambert and Loraine Sites.

She is survived by her husband, Vernon A. Brisson; two sons, Douglas Brisson of Lorton, Va., and Keith Brisson of Richmond; one sister, Thelma Greenhalgh of Newport News, Va.; one brother, Lacy Smith of Franklin; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were May 13, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (5-16)

Donald Lynn Kimble, 43, of Maysville, died May 7, at his home.

Born Aug. 6, 1962, in Petersburg, he was the son of Dewey S. Kimble of Moorefield and the late Dottie (Ours) Kimble. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Leslie and Edna Kimble; and maternal grandparents, Virgil and Myrtle Ours.

Besides his father, he is survived by two sons, Wesley D. Kimble and Dustin T. Kimble, both of Petersburg; two sisters, Debbie Kimble of Winchester, Va., and Donna K. Simmons of Petersburg; three brothers, Derwin Kimble, Dennis Kimble and Danny Kimble, all of Maysville; and one grandson, Ajay D. Kimble.

Funeral services were May 12, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Memorials may be made to the Kimble family, 32 N. Grove St., Petersburg, WV 26847, or Petersburg High School wrestling team. (5-16)

Mrs. Patsy D. (Harman) Casto, 62, of Mozer, died May 7, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Sept. 11, 1943, in Mozer, she was the daughter of Blanche (Kesner) Harman of Mozer and the late Stanley Harman.

Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Marlin L. Casto; one daughter, Donna Mallow and husband, Leonard, of Kline; one son, John W. Casto of Scherr and friend, Brenda Rohrbaugh and her daughter, Shaleena; one brother, Gary Harman and wife, Ramona, of Mozer; one sister, Judy Patch and husband, Tom, of Mozer; three grandchildren, Tara, Seara and Trina Mallow; and one special aunt, Arletta Sears of Petersburg.

Funeral services were May 10, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Kline Cemetery, Kline.

Memorials may be made to the Mount Horeb United Methodist Church or American Cancer Society. (5-16)

Mrs. Christine Helene Armentrout, 71, of Petersburg, died May 7, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Oct. 14, 1934, in Bad Hersfeld, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Martin Seitz and Katherine (Enders) Seitz. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond G. Armentrout, Sept. 9, 1992; and two brothers, Frederick Seitz and Wilhelm Seitz.

She is survived by three sons, David G. Armentrout and Kevin E. Armentrout, both of Petersburg, and John A. Armentrout of Kathleen, Ga.; three sisters, Anna Holman of Baltimore, Marianna Andreschefski of Kassel, Germany, and Sophie Seitz of Germany; and two grandchildren, Jason T. Armentrout and Christine M. Armentrout.

Funeral services were May 11, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Kline Cemetery, Kline.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Fund. (5-16)

Mrs. Suzanne Louise Thompson, 60, of Washington, D.C., and formerly of Petersburg, died May 5, 2006, at Washington Hospital Center.

Born Oct. 26, 1945, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of Anna Louise (Richmond) Turpin of Cabins and the late Ward A. Turpin.

Besides her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Melissa Sue Thompson of Maysville and Rachel Louise Thompson of Petersburg; three grandchildren, Danielle Thompson, Jesse Thompson and Rebecca Thompson; and special friend and companion, William Driver of Washington, D.C.

Funeral services were May 12, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (5-16)

Diana Moomau Walters, passed away on May 3, at Patriots Colony, Williamsburg, Va.

She was born on Nov. 10, 1925, in Petersburg, WV, and became the only daughter of Dr. Glenn and Lula Moomau.

Surviving members of her family include sons John Walters and wife Sandra and their daughter Kaitlynn, all of Hampton, Va., Andrew Walters and companion Claire of Ventura, CA.

The family received friends May 7, at Nelsen Funeral Home, Williamsburg, VA. Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon, June 28, 2006, at 3 p.m., at Fort Myer Chapel, Arlington, Va., with burial to follow at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that a donation be made to the National Parkinson Foundation.

Arrangements are with Nelsen Funeral Home. Condolences may be registered at www.nelsenfh.com. (5-16)

Edna Tressie Turner, 90, of Maysville, died May 19, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Aug. 13, 1915, in Mouth of Seneca, she was the daughter of the late Wellington Turner and Minnie (Dolly) Turner. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Woodrow Turner, John Pershing Turner, Burley Turner, Marvin Turner and Dillon Turner; and one sister, Sylvia Heavner.

She is survived by one daughter, Viola Porter of Maysville; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were May 23, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment will be in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or charity of choice. (5-23)

Guy Turley, 81, of Petersburg, died May 19, at Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center, Baltimore.

Born Sept. 24, 1924, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Stanley II and Bertha Mae (Orndorff) Turley. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Ruby Elizabeth (Moyers) Turley, March 27, 1994; three sisters, Sarah May (Turley) Alt and infants Viola and Louise Turley; four brothers, Elwood N. Turley, Charles W. "Cotton" Turley, Stanley E. Turley and infant William Turley; and one nephew, Michael E. Turley.

He is survived by one daughter, Teresa F. (Turley) Blankenbeckler of Maysville; two grandchildren, Sarah E. Blankenbeckler and William G. "Will" Blankenbeckler, both of Maysville; one brother, Frank L. Turley and wife, Elizabeth "Liz," of Fort Ashby; two sister-in-laws, Peggy Turley and Stella Eye, both of Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were May 23, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was be in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Military rites will be accorded by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County and the JROTC.

Memorials may be made to the PHS Scholarship Fund, Petersburg or Maysville volunteer fire company or charity of choice. (5-23)

Charles Bowen Sherman, 77, of Maysville, died May 17, at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.

Born Dec. 20, 1928 in Kessel, he was the son of the late Marvin Sherman and Nellie (Jones) Sherman. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Sherman Jr.; and one sister, Eleanor Shirk.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline (Kimble) Sherman; one son, Gregory Charles Sherman, of Maysville; one daughter, Judy V. Borror, of Petersburg; one sister, Bonnie Smith, of Winchester; one brother, John Sherman, of Maysville; three grandchildren, Shawn Sherman, Charles Sherman, and Cassie Vetter and husband, Jason; and two great-granddaughters.

Funeral services were May 19, at Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Memorials may be made to the Grant County Nursing Home. (5-23)

Stanley Edwin Alt, 86 of Petersburg, died May 16, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born May 9, 1920 in Landes, W.Va., he was the son of the late Victor Clyde Alt and Joy (Alt) Alt. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Victor Ralph "Bunt" Alt and Clifton "Kip" Alt; and one sister, Mary (Alt) Bergdoll.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eulala (Shreve) Alt; two sons, Neal Alt and wife, Dixie, of Winchester, Va. and Don Alt and wife, Karen, of Petersburg; one daughter, Barbara Alt of Petersburg; four grandchildren, Shawn Alt and companion, Trina and daughter, Kara, Scott Alt and wife, Jodi, Steven Alt and wife, Jennifer and Jenny Turner and husband, Charles; seven great-grandchildren, Cameron, Matthew and Dakota Alt, Quentin Turner, Alyssa and Hannah and Brynnan Alt; two sisters, Beverly Bowers and Betty Calhoun, both of Petersburg; and one brother, Forrest "Buck" Alt of Petersburg.

Funeral services were May 20, at Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was at the South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. Military graveside services were performed by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County and JROTC.

Memorials may be made to Gordon Chapel United Methodist Church or Landes Ruritan Club. (5-23)

Gerald "Jerry" Donovan Smith, 71, of Laurel, Md., died May 15, at Johns Hopkins Howard County General Hospital.

Born Dec. 22, 1934 in Ruddle, he was the son of the late Olin Frederick (Poodie) Smith and Margaret Pauline (Miller) Smith. He was also preceded in death by one infant daughter and one brother, Olin F. "Sonny" Smith Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Lee (Robinson) Smith; two sons, Gerald D. Smith Jr., of Woodbine, Md. and Sterling Smith, of Bartow; WV; one daughter, Cynthia Nagle, of Akron, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Bonnie Smith, of Smithsburg, Md.; one stepson, Robert Mardres, of Stanardsville, Va.; two brothers, Jimmie D. Smith, of Harrisonburg, Va., and Gene W. Smith, of Brandywine; two sisters, Lucy Gae Propst, of Sugar Grove and "Peg" Beulah Hoover, of College Park, Md; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were May 20, at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin. Interment was in Ruddle Church Cemetery at Ruddle, with military graveside services conducted by members of the Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard.

Funeral directions were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin. (5-23)

Mrs. Julia Mae Vance, 97, of Cabins, died May 24, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born Sept. 4, 1908, in Onego, she was the daughter of the late Kenny Mallow and Zernie (Phares) Mallow. She was also preceded in death by three husbands, Henry McAvoy, Frank Hedrick and Adam Vance; one daughter, Betty McAvoy; three brothers, Dayton Mallow, Omar Mallow and infant Ace Mallow; three sisters, Mary Vance, Kate Mallow and Zula Long; and four grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, Jurl D. McAvoy of Purgitsville; two sisters, Margie Long of Petersburg and Grace Anderson of Seneca Rocks; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were May 27, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Mallow Cemetery, Riverton. (5-30)

Kenneth B. Propst, 81, of Franklin, died May 24, at the Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin, after a lengthy illness.

Born Aug. 23, 1924, at Moyers, he was the son of the late Pinkney Lawrence Propst and Sarah Margaret "Sally" Harper Propst. He was also preceded in death by one stepsister, Arvella Skelton.

He is survived by his wife, Frieda R. Propst; one daughter, Judy M. Moreland of Middleburg, N.Y.; five sons, Nathan R. Propst of Brandywine, Burton B. Propst Jr. and Gary Propst, both of Harrisonburg, Va., and Bruce Propst of Frederick, Md. and Ricky Propst of Richmond, Va.; two brothers, Vernon R. Propst and Leland E. Propst, both of Franklin; one stepsister, Mary Alice Evick of Franklin; 11 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were May 28, at Faith Lutheran Church, Franklin. Interment was in the Cedar Hill Cemetery. Military graveside rites were accorded by the members of the Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin. (5-30)

Mrs. Margaret Louise (Coleman) Williams, 94, of Midland, Md., died May 22, at Egle Nursing Home, Lonaconing, Md., where she had been a resident for the past nine years.

Born Dec. 11, 1911, at Miller Mines, Md., she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Catherine (Virgie) Hickenbaugh Coleman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David John Williams Sr., in 1976; two daughters, Ruth Warnick and Margaret Heald; five brothers; and two sisters.

She is survived by three daughters, Ethel Rizer and husband, Larry, of Mount Savage, Md., Mabel Smith and husband, Andy, of Romney and Betty Schlereth and husband, Joe, of Lonaconing; one son, David J. Williams Jr. and wife, Alma, of Petersburg; 27 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters; and one brother.

Funeral services were May 26, at the Midland Methodist Church, Midland, Md. Interment was in Frostburg, Md.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Eichhorn McKenzie Funeral Home, Midland. (5-30)

June '06

Mrs. Nellie Grace Kimble, 87, of Petersburg, died June 3, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Nov. 20, 1918, in Brushy Run, she was the daughter of the late Charles Wilfong and Sarah Elizabeth (Ratcliff) Wilfong. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Kimble, April 30, 2000. They were married Aug. 18, 1937. She was also in death by one son, Virgil Wayne Kimble and one sister, Mary.

She is survived by four daughters, Betty Jo VanMeter of Lexington Park, Md., Polly Vance of Lake Milton, Ohio, Barbara Roberson of Upper Tract and Nancy Cosco of Burke, Va.; one son, Bruce Kimble of Petersburg; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 5, at 11 a.m., at the Kimble Funeral Home chapel, Franklin. Interment will be in Cherry Hill Cemetery, Upper Tract.

Memorials may be made to the Grant County Nursing Home, 27 Early Ave., Petersburg, WV 26847. (6-6)

Mrs. Patricia "Patty" Carol George, 47, of Petersburg, died June 2, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Born Jan. 9, 1959, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of Carl J. and Esther L. (Kuykendall) Hipp of Petersburg. She was preceded in death by one brother, Larry D. Hipp.

Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, James T. George Jr.; one son, Shawn Eric Hevener; one stepson, Jeremy J. George; two sisters, Brenda Kay Close of Berkeley Springs and Pamela Jo Hedrick of Franklin; one brother, Michael Carl Hipp of Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were June 5, at Petersburg First Baptist Church. Interment was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant County Nursing Home Social Advisory Fund for Employees, 27 Early Ave., Petersburg, WV 26847 or the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 112 Virginia Ave., Petersburg, WV 26847.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (6-6)

Harold Keith "Muggs" Hedrick, 48, of Maysville, died May 31, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born April 13, 1958, in Petersburg, he was the son of Donna Jean (Day) Hedrick of Maysville and the late William Keith Hedrick. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Linda Jean Cook VanMeter; maternal grandparents, Russell and Elsie Day and paternal grandparents, Carl and Bessie Hedrick.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife of 27 years, Frances L. (Rohrbaugh) Hedrick; one son, Wesley Keith Hedrick of Maysville; and four brothers, Harlan R. Hedrick of Petersburg and Carl Wayne Hedrick, Richard F. Hedrick and William Hedrick, all of Maysville.

Funeral services were June 4 at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Maysville Cemetery, Maysville.

He was transported and laid to rest in a covered wagon by his fellow Allegheny Bear Hunters in the Maysville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Bear Hunters Association or charity of choice. (6-6)

Jonathan Ray Getz, 90, of Ridgeley, died May 31, at his residence.

Born July 27, 1915, in Pansy, he was the son of the late Jacob and Ida Susan (Shreve) Getz. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Marie (Riggleman) Getz, Sept. 14, 2003; three brothers, Glen Getz, the Rev. Charles Getz and Olie Getz; five sisters, Rosa Alt, Dora Belle Mortzfeldt, Emma Brown, Bessie Hedrick and infant Mable Getz; three half sisters, Minnie, Myrtle and Delia; and three half brothers, Moses, George and Jacob.

He is survived by three sons, James Royce Getz of Wiley Ford, Kenneth R. Getz of Manassas, Va., and Allen L. Getz of Hagerstown, Md.; three daughters, Shelia Marie Wagner of Baltimore, Linda Joy Orndorff of Carpendale and Debra Rae Gentry of Waynesboro, Pa.; one brother, Harry Getz of Petersburg; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 3, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (6-6)

John William Hyre, 84, of Petersburg, died May 29, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born May 4, 1922, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Eugene and Ina (Bowman) Hyre. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Virgil Hyre.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Pauline (Berg) Hyre; two sons, Robert L. Hyre of Petersburg and John W. Hyre Jr. of Canada; two sisters, Mary Catherine Hughes of Springfield, Va., and Loretta Hoffman of Jacksonsville, S.C.; two brothers, Bruce Hyre of Petersburg and Forrest Hyre of Charlottesville, Va.; one grandson, John W. Hyre III of Canada; and two great-granddaughters, Amelia and Alison, both of Canada.

Funeral services were June 1, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (6-6)

Merl Darwin Michael, 77, of Petersburg, died May 28, 2006, at his residence.

Born March 26, 1929, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Merl Henry Michael and Flossie Virginia (Wolfe) Michael. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Neil Michael, Ray Michael and Tracy Michael.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis V. (Keller) Michael, whom he married May 31, 1951; one son, Michael D. Michael and wife, Theresa, of Gambrills, Md.; three daughters, Lisa Pratt and husband, Frank, of Moorefield, Lori Helmick and husband, Timothy, and Laura Roth and husband, Mark, all of Morgantown; one sister, Gail Rohrbaugh of Moorefield; three brothers, Carroll N. Michael and Gene G. Michael, both of Petersburg, and Harold K. Michael of Moorefield; eight grandchildren, Brenda Michael, William, Ashton and Briana Pratt, Erika and Allison Helmick and Shannon and Skyler Roth; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were May 30, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Shobe Family Cemetery, Petersburg.

Military graveside rites were accorded by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County and JROTC.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of choice. (6-6)

Mrs. Rosetta W. Hinkle, 106, of Dorcas, went to her heavenly home, May 28, 2006, at her residence. She had been in good health and mind until the time of her death.

Born Aug. 1, 1899, in Dorcas, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Daniel Sites and Jmimia Elizabeth (Crites) Sites. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frederick E. Hinkle Sr., Oct. 12, 1982; four sons, infant Doris Hinkle, Norman Dale Hinkle, Ralph "Bobby" Hinkle and Frederick E. Hinkle Jr.; one daughter, Irene H. Kite; one grandson, William Nelson Fisher II; one infant great-grandson, Anthony J. Kite; two sisters, Elva Borror and Hazel Barr; and two brothers, Marvin Sites and Orville Sites.

She is survived by three daughters, Lorraine Fisher and husband, William "Wimp," of Moorefield, and Shirley Hinkle and Ilene Weese and husband, Clyde, all of Dorcas; one son, Lawrence "Buzz" Hinkle and wife, Janet, of Dorcas; one sister, Irene Polly Iman of Petersburg; one brother, Leo C. Sites of Petersburg; son-in-law, Jack Kite of Moorefield; daughter-in-law, Hartzelle Hinkle of Dorcas; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and special friend of the family, Wayne Weese of Dorcas.

Funeral services were May 30, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the North Mill Creek Cemetery, Dorcas.

Memorials may be made to Dorcas Baptist Church, HC 33, Box 1031, Dorcas, WV 26847. (6-6)

Andrew Harlan Champ, 75, of Baltimore, died May 28, in Baltimore, after an extended illness.

Born Aug. 22, 1930, in Seneca Rocks, he was the son of the late Andrew J. and Ethel (Alt) Champ.

He is survived by his wife, Geneva (Cooper) Champ; two sons, Douglas Champ and Stephen Champ, both of Baltimore; one daughter, Sandy Brisson of Baltimore; three sisters, Thelma Rohrbaugh and Virginia Vance, both of Petersburg, and Ruby Dolly of Medley; two brothers, Darrell Champ of Petersburg and Dayton Champ of Lahmansville; and several grandchildren.

Funeral services were May 31 at the New Life Baptist Church, Baltimore.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, Baltimore. (6-6)

Stanley Huston Branham, 48, of Petersburg, died May 28, at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore.

Born April 29, 1958, in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of Glenn Branham and Patricia Mae (Noon) Branham of Louisville.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Teresa Mae (Barnes) Branham; one son, Nicholas James Branham of Petersburg; two daughters, Becky Nichole Branham and Stephanie Kaye Branham, both of Petersburg; one sister, Stacy Yeager of Louisville; two brothers, Steve Branham and Sidney Branham, both of Louisville; and two grandchildren, Malaki James Branham and Kyle Alexander Branham.

Funeral services were June 2, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Military graveside rites were accorded by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County and JROTC. (6-6)

Mrs. Nina Violet (Alt) Helmick, 94, of Petersburg, died May 27, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Feb. 19, 1912, in Smoke Hole, she was the daughter of the late Henry H. Alt and Levina Bell (Kimble) Alt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hughie A. Helmick, Sept. 7, 1996; one daughter, Mary Ellen Moyers; three sons, Berkley "Buck" Helmick and infants Stanley and Lloyd Helmick; six sisters, Texie Alt, Lilly Kimble, Janie Whetzel, Lottie Reel, Rhoda VanMeter and Margie Davis; two brothers, Frank Alt and Curtis Alt; three grandchildren, Denny Moyers, Otho "Scoop" Moyers and Trent Helmick; and three great-grandchildren, Michael VanMeter, Stephanie Moyers and infant great-grandson Dolly. She was the last member of her immediate family.

She is survived by one son, Jim Helmick of Petersburg; four daughters, Dorothy VanMeter, Wanda Brill and Rose Hines, all of Petersburg and Kathleen VanMeter of Burlington; 25 grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were May 30, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, Interment was in the Cherry Hill Cemetery, Upper Tract.

Memorials may be made to the Helmick family, c/o Schaeffer Funeral Home. (6-6)

Wilda Dale Lambka, 61, of Mt. Storm, died June 9, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Born Oct. 31, 1944, in Peterburg, she was the daughter of Helen C. (Hanlin) Lambka of Mt. Storm and the late William Lambka. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Gail Lambka, David Lambka and Gene Lambka; and one sister, Anna Blanche.

Besides her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Anna Stahl of Bayard; one son, Neil David Lambka of Mt. Storm; two brothers, Neil Ludwig Lambka and Gary Lambka both of Mt. Storm.

Funeral services were June 13, at the Mt. Storm Presbyterian Church. Interment was at the Idleman Cemetery, Mt. Storm.

Memorials to "the family" may be made to: c/o Helen C. Hanlin, P.O. Box 143, Mt. Storm, WV 26739.

Arrangements are under the direction of Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (6-13)

Mrs. Othetta Mae (Cooper) Conrad, 73, of Rivesville, died June 7, at her residence.

Born July 5, 1932 in Onego, she was the daughter of the late Russell Morral and Lou Kate (Hedrick) Cooper.

She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Mary B. Cooper and one brother, Danny Cooper.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Fred Conrad or Rivesville, whom she married on June 10,1955 in Cherry Grove; one son, Rick Conrad of Rivesville; two daughters, Sharon Tennant of Rivesville and Sheila Ritchie of Coraopolis, Pa; four brothers, Carl Cooper of Cabins, Freddie Cooper of Seneca Rocks, Randy Teter of Onego and Herbert Cooper of Edgewood, Md; six sisters, Geneva Champ and Ruthle Smith of Baltimore, JoAnn Watts of Seneca Rocks, Betty Gordan of Greenbank, Catherine George of Joppa, Md, and Virginia Rexroad of Talcott; nine grandchildren, Derek, Steven and Laura Tennant, Jocelyn and Jillian Conrad, Katelyn, Kendra, Kylie and David Ritchie and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral services were June 10 Interment was in the Grandview Memorial Garden in Fairmont.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Temple, 430 Morgantown Avenue, Fairmont, WV 26554.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Ford Funeral Home, Fairmont. (6-13)

On June 6, Kelly Goldizen, age 78, of Petersburg, went home to be with his Lord after a nine month battle with cancer.

Kelly was born September 25, 1927 in Laneville, WVa. He was the son of the late Jeff and Esta (Collins) Goldizen. He was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Albert and Sampson "Buzz" Goldizen; one sister, Ruby Goldizen and an infant great-grandson, Austin Goldizen.

Kelly is survived by his second wife, Linda (Kesner) Goldizen. He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his five children, Elva Lee (Simpson) Goldizen. His children are Wayne Goldizen of Petersburg, Nancy Ours of Petersburg, Bill Goldizen of Petersburg, Donna Carr of Maysville, and Jerry Goldizen of Petersburg.

Kelly was "Pap" to his seven grandchildren and his nine great-grandchildren. They are Jeffrey Goldizen, Josh Goldizen, Tad Ours, Brian Ours, Shelley Black, Nathan Goldizen, Kimberly Knick, Amber Goldizen, Adam Goldizen, Andrew Goldizen, Aaron Goldizen, Dalton Ours, Kandace Ours, Allison Knick, Brenden Knick and Sean Runions. Two sisters, Lucy Wentling of Cumberland, Md and Hilda Emery of Pittsburgh, Pa.

He was "Pap Kelly" to five special people in his life. They are Jeff, Sandy, Danielle and Jordan Thorne and to Eric Vance, his nephew.

Kelly is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. They have been a great source of encouragement and support to him and Linda during his illness.

Funeral services were June 10, at the Brake Church of the Brethren.

Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery in Petersburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Brake Church of the Brethren (where Kelly was a member), the Dorcas Ruritan Club (where he was a charter member) or Gideons International (which was one of his favorite charities).

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (6-13)

Mr. Robert Lawrence Landes, 73, of McKinney, Tx. passed away June 16, in McKinney.

He was born January 4, 1933, in Petersburg, W. Va. to Marion and Catherine (Ashenfelter) Landes. He married Joyce Ann Alexander on August 17, 1953, in Lawton, OK.

Mr. Landes is survived by his wife, Joyce Ann Landes of McKinney, Tx; sons, Brett Lawrence Landes of Dallas, Tx (wife-Nickie Landes), Matthew Lawrence Landes of Dallas, Tx. (wife-Chrissy Landes) and daughter, Ayn Lawrence (Landes) Piacentini of Grayson, Ga. (husband-Steve Piacentini); eleven grandchildren; brother, Michael Marion Landes of Huntington,Va., and sister, Jaqueline Kay (Landes) George.

He was preceded in death by his son Gregory Lawrence Landes of Parisburg, Va.

Memorial services were June 17, at the First Baptist Church of McKinney.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Larry Landes Memorial Scholarship Fund of: Fredericksburg Christian Schools; 9400 Thornton Rolling Road, Fredericksburg, Va. 22408. When Mr. and Mrs. Landes lived in Fredericksburg, Va., Mrs. Landes was the first administrator of Fredericksburg Christian Middle School. Mr. and Mrs. Landes have been friends and encouragers of the ministry since 1984.
(6-20)

Richard J. Carr, 73, of New Creek, died June 16, at the Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser.

Born on November 11, 1932 at Elk Lick, WV, he was the son of the late Glenn and Edna (Burns) Carr. He also was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Laura Lynn Litten.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Wanda S. (Dawson)Carr; four daughters, Pam S. Umstot of New Creek, Brenda C. Morriss of Cumberland, Md., Sharon L. Engle of New Creek and Barb J. Litten of Fort Ashby and two grandchildren, Cooper Cole Engle and Anna Catherine Engle. Also surviving are one brother, Ron Carr of Keyser; three sisters, Shirley Landis and Carol Sue Carr both of Petersburg and Glenna Faye Walters of Martinsburg, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were be conducted at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser chapel, June 21 aInterment was in the Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.

The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to either the Ronald McDonald House Charities in memory of Laura Lynn Litten, 841 Country Club Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505; the Mineral County Humane Society, P.O. Box 68 Piedmont, WV 26750 or New Creek Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 10, New Creek, WV 26743.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mr. Carr's obituary at www.smithfuneralhomes.net. (6-20)

Carl D. "Bud" Mongold, 56, of Purgitsville, died June 14, at his residence.

Born Aug. 25, 1949 in Petersburg, he was the son of Nettie (Mongold) Cousins of Timberville, VA and the late Lynden Carl Mongold.

He is survived also by his wife Dottie McAvoy Mongold; four sons Carl David Mongold Jr. of Washington, Robert Mongold of Winchester, Va., Aaron Mongold of Singers Glen, Va., and Johnathan Mongold at home; two step-daughters Kassandra Kesner and Julie Kesner both of Purgitsville; three grandchildren; one brother James W. Mongold of Timberville, Va., two half brothers Jerry Mongold and Lynden Mongold both of Md., two sisters Barbara Baldwin of Broadway, Va., and Brenda Hines of Moorefield; two half sisters Sheila Knight of Martinsburg and Darlene Cockrell of Charles Town.

Funeral services were June 17, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel.

Interment was at the McAvoy Cemetery, Purgitsville.

Memorials may be made to Grant County Hospice, P.O.Box 1019, Petersburg, WV 26847. (6-20)

Mrs. Evelyn (Huffman) Layne, 92, of Seneca Rocks, died June 12.

Born Aug. 19, 1913 in Randolph County, she was the daughter of the late Luther Huffman and Carrie (Payne) Huffman.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Curtis L. Layne, Nov. 16, 1970, four brothers and two sisters. She was the last member of her immediate family.

She is survived by one daughter, one grandson, one stepgrandson, one stepgreat-granddaughter, cousins and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were June 14, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel. Interment was in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton. (6-20)

Mrs. Dorothy M. VanMeter, 77, of Upper Tract, died June 25, at Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born Dec. 5, 1928, at Upper Tract, she was the daughter of the late Hughie Helmick and Nina (Alt) Helmick. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Lester William VanMeter, March 27, 1988; and her second husband, Lossie VanMeter, April 19.

She is survived by four sons, Lester David VanMeter of Petersburg and Ronnie VanMeter, Donnie VanMeter and Michael T. VanMeter, all of Upper Tract; three sisters, Rose Hines and Wanda Brill, both of Petersburg and Katherine VanMeter of Burlington; one brother, Jim Helmick of Petersburg; two grandsons whom she raised, Lester D. VanMeter and Michael L. VanMeter, both of Upper Tract; one niece whom she raised, Cathy Pence of Franklin; three stepsons; two stepdaughters; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 28, at the Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin. Interment was in the Kline Cemetery, Upper Tract. (6-27)

W. Jettie Simmons, 86, of Petersburg, died June 23, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg. He is now with his Lord and Savior.

Born Dec. 18, 1919, in Rig, he was the son of the late William B. and Ada Mae (Smith) Simmons. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Rosalie S. Alt.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruby A. (Crites) Simmons, whom he married June 29, 1940; two sons, D. Vaughn Simmons and wife, Mariann, of Harrisonburg, Va., and Pastor David W. Simmons and wife, Linda, of Burlington; three grandchildren, Jonathan Simmons, Terri Hayes and husband Eric and Libby Orebaugh and husband Greg; two great-grandchildren, Katie and Brittney Curry; one brother, James L. Simmons and wife, Cotina, of Monroe, Mich.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were June 26, at Grace Lutheran Church, Petersburg. Interment was in the South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 385, Petersburg, WV 26847.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (6-27)

James Maxwell Secrist, 69, of Lahmansville, died June 22, at the home of his son.

Born Nov. 22, 1936, in Forman, he was the son of the late Gordon and Rubie (Coler) Secrist. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Arlie Secrist; and one treasured brother-in-law, Earl Keplinger.

He is survived by three sons and their families: Swanson and his wife Kim, a granddaughter Marley, and a grandson Corey, of Arthur; Elvin James and a granddaughter Karla S., of Petersburg; and Jay William and wife Amanda, and a grandson Dylan, of Lahmansville.

He is also survived by two sisters, Josephine Keplinger and Kathleen and husband James Mowery, all of Petersburg; one brother, Wayne and wife Dixie Secrist, of Harpers Ferry; one niece; several nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were June 24, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Memorials may be made to Grant Memorial Hospice and the American Cancer Society. (6-27)

Rodger Orland Weese, 58, of Cabins, died June 21, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Jan. 7, 1948 in Petersburg, he was the son of Orland Fredrick Weese and Elsie Marie (Martin) Weese of Abingdon, Md.

Survivng in addition to his parents, are his wife, Mary S. (Bell) Weese, one son, Roger Orland Weese Jr. of Abingdon, Md.; three daughters, Rodnell C. Lee of Sevierville, Tenn., Mary Burgess and Rodnina Nesselrodt both of Maysville; two sisters Anna Marie McGrady of Whiteford, Md. and Linda Sue Hogarth of Abingdon, Md.; 10 grandchildren, two to be born in October; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were June 23, at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ on Redman Street, Petersburg. Interment was in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Memorials may be made to the family c/o Schaeffer Funeral Home.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (6-27)

Vernon Denver "John" Kimble, 53, of Riverton, died June 17 at his home.

Born June 5, 1953 at Upper Tract and was the son of Earl D. Kimble Sr. and Katherine Foor Kimble of Upper Tract.

In 1986, he married Brenda Sue (Mick) Kimble, who survives.

Also surviving are his son, Darrell Wayne Kimble; three sisters, Elizabeth Mongold of Dorcas, Barbara Mitchell of White Post, Va. and Linda Kimble of Grafton; six brothers, Earl Kimble Jr. and Jerry Kimble both of Franklin, Clinton Kimble of Upper Tract, Timmy Kimble of Riverton, Phillip Kimble of Keyser and Johnny Kimble of Petersburg. He also survived by Danny Mitchell of Virginia, whom he raised.

The body has been cremated. Funeral services will be private. Interment will be at the Warner Cemetery at Hunting Ground, Circleville.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. (6-27)

Toney Aldine Cosner, 80, of Rig, died June 6, at his residence.

Born July 23, 1925, in Scherr, he was the son of the late Sanford James Cosner and Nora Melissa (Moreland) Cosner. He was also preceded in death, by one sister, Vernie (Cosner) Starnes; and three brothers, Clyde and Calvin Cosner and infant Elmer Cosner.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruth A. (Hawk) Cosner, one son, Andy A. Cosner and wife Linda of Moorefield; two granddaughters Angela Berg and husband Gregory and Toni Kite and husband Hunter all of Moorefield; three great-grandchildren, Jeremy Berg, Kile Berg and Savannah Kite; and one brother, Glenn E. Cosner of Moorefield.

Funeral services were June 9, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Idleman Cemetery, Scherr. Military graveside rites were accorded by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County and the JROTC.

Memorials may be made to Rig Assembly of God Church. (6-27)

July '06

Clyde Delmar Hanlin, 94, of Scherr and formerly of Mount Storm, died June 27, at his residence.

Born June 3, 1912, in Bismarck, he was the son of the late Sanford M. Hanlin and Mary L. (Bright) Hanlin. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Catherine (Hesse) Hanlin, Oct. 13, 1999; one infant granddaughter, Lora Sue Idleman; and one half brother, Lester Stottlemyer.

He is survived by one daughter, Angie L. Idleman and husband, Robert D., of Scherr; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Idleman of Scherr and Mary Simmons and husband, Garry, of Maysville; one great-grandson, Jacob T. Simmons; and one sister, Mae Harman of Melbourne, Fla.

Funeral services were July 1, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Smith Family Cemetery on Jordan Run Road, Maysville.

Memorials may be made to Grant Memorial Hospice or Gideons International. (7-4)

Mrs. Lettie Marie (Evans) Sites, 87, of Dorcas, died June 26, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Feb. 4, 1919, in Laurel Dale, she was the daughter of the late Martin Randolph Evans and Mary (Arbogast) Evans. She was also preceded in death by two grandsons, William Patrick Borror and Baby Alt; two great-grandsons, Devin Lee Alt and Logan Michael Kessel; three sisters, Lula Liller, Lillie Thompson and Sadie Pyles; and six brothers, Otha Evans, Arlie Evans, Myrl Evans, Martin Evans Jr., Lyle Randolph Evans and Julius Evans.

She is survived by her loving husband of almost 70 years, Leo C. Sites; three sons, W. Clyde Sites and wife, Linda, of Fort Ashby, Roger Leo Sites and wife, Sylvia, of Petersburg and Lysle Richard "Dick" Sites and wife, Jane, of Dorcas; four daughters, Delores Alt Propst and husband, Tom, and Julia M. Kerns and husband, Gerry, all of Dorcas, Phyllis Kessel Cessna and husband, Gary, of Martinsburg, and Joan Elizabeth Sites-Welch and husband, Donnie, of Mount Storm; two sisters, Dessie Varner of Cresaptown, Md., and Mamie Scott of Oakland, Md.; three brothers, Guy A. Evans of Oldtown, Md., and William W. Evans Fraze and Leonard Evans, both of Fort Ashby; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; special sister-in-law, Polly Iman of Dorcas; special brother-in-law, Robert Borror of Dorcas; and special extended family, Jerry Simmons of Petersburg and Jennifer, Rachael and Angela Martin of Morgantown.

Mrs. Sites was a loving mother to 500+ foster children, who join with her children and grandchildren in saying: Her love, generosity, steadfastness and gentleness will be sorely missed. May she find peace in the arms of Jesus. We'll miss you, Mom.

Funeral services were June 29, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Whispering Winds Cemetery Inc., Dorcas.

Memorials may be made to Whispering Winds Cemetery Inc., Dorcas Baptist Church of American Cancer Society. (7-4)

Mrs. Goldie Arbutis Kesner, 92, of Maysville, died June 26, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Jan. 16, 1914, in Pendleton County, she was the daughter of the late Albert M. Whetzel Sr. and Martha J. (Alt) Whetzel. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Edward Kesner in November 1984; two sons; one grandson, one great-great-grandson; two sisters; and four brothers.

She is survived by one daughter, Evelyn Franz of Maysville; five sons, Delmer Kesner of Moorefield, Charles Thurman Kesner, Elwood Kesner and Curtis "Mouse" Kesner, all of Rig and Gerald Kesner of Maysville; four sisters, Ruth Engle of Old Fields, Anna Bennett of Moorefield, Clara Nell Ours of Cabins and Cloda Belle Kisamore of Arthur; two brothers, Vernon Whetzel of Petersburg and Albert M. Whetzel Jr. of Arthur; 17 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 29, at the Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren. Interment was in the Walnut Grove Gardens, adjacent to the church.

Memorials may be made to the Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren Fellowship Hall Building Fund, P.O. Box 733, Moorefield, WV 26836.

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. (7-4)

Carl Thompson Agnew, 86, of Bayard, died July 3, at his residence.

Born Sept. 18, 1919, in Rada, he was the son of the late John William Agnew and Orpha Delina (Kelley) Agnew. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Daniel Agnew and Edgar Agnew; and one sister, Daisy (Agnew) Haggerty. He was the last member of his surviving family.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Edith (Didawick) Agnew; two sons, Charles T. Agnew and wife, Ruby, of Mount Storm and Marshall E. Agnew and wife, Wilda, of Bayard; one daughter, Sandra K. (Agnew) Johnson and husband, Marshall, of Bayard; 12 grandchildren, Roy Agnew, Robert Agnew, Joyce Agnew, Virginia Sampsell, John Agnew, Elvis Agnew, Anna Funk, Julie Agnew, Carol Ludwig, Marshall Johnson III, Jolene Rippey and Jerry Agnew; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were July 7, at the Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, Bismarck. Interment was in the Locust Grove Cemetery, Bismarck.

Military graveside rites were accorded by veteran organizations of Grant County and JROTC.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.
(7-11)

Charles Henry Alt, 89, of Petersburg, died July 15, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born May 9, 1917, in Pansy, he was the son of the late Joseph K. Alt and Rosa (VanMeter) Alt. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rosalee (Simmons) Markwood Alt in 1996; one son, Charles Royce Alt in 1988; five brothers, Daniel Alt, Robert Alt, Walter Alt, Joseph Alt Jr. and James Andrew Alt; and three sisters, Mary Catherine Moyers, Mellie Keplinger and Abbey Alt.

He is survived by one stepdaughter, Donnalie Hope of Mount Storm; one stepson, Dawn Markwood of Old Fields; one sister, Annie Vance of Petersburg; one grandchild, Chad Heydrick Alt; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and a number of stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 18, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the Maple Hill Cemetery.

Military graveside rites were accorded by the VFW of Grant County and the JROTC.

Memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church. (7-18)

Rita Lenora Poole, 50, of Petersburg, died July 14, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Feb. 19, 1956, in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Stanton Merwood Poole and Rita L. (Sparks) Poole.

She is survived by two daughters, Dawn Kesner of Moorefield and Rhonda Lofton of Petersburg; two sisters, Sandra VanMeter of Upper Tract and Debra Pipes of Ohio; one brother, Stanton Poole of Ohio; and four grandchildren, Cassie Kesner, Davonna Ketterman, Rebekah Kesner and Kodie Lofton.

A memorial service will take place Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m., at the Kimble Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with the Rev. Bruce Cosner officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Dawn Kesner, P.O. Box 243, Moorefield, WV 26836. (7-18)

Reginald Gray Rexroad, 70, of Glade Spring, Va., died July 13, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 15, 1935, in Grant County, he was the son of the late Victor John and Ione (Gray) Rexroad. He was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Ashlie Michele Gentry; and one brother, David Rexroad.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley (Myers) Rexroad; two daughters, Kathy R. Gentry of Roanoke and Vicki R. Everhart of Glade Spring; four brothers, Donald W. Rexroad of Maryland, Arnold L. Rexroad of Virginia and Allan T. Rexroad and Millard Rexroad, both of Maysville; two sisters, Patricia Johnson of Maryland and Sally Weeks of Florida; one granddaughter, Autumn G. Morton of Hendersonville, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were July 16, at the Frost Funeral Home chapel, Abingdon, Va. Interment was in the Elizabeth Cemetery, Saltville. Military graveside rites were accorded by the Highlands Fellowship Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to Quarry United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1093, Saltville, VA 24370.

Online condolences may be submitted to www.frostfuneralhome.com. (7-18)

Anthony Paul "A.P." Heavener, 52, of Riverton, died July 8, at West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown.

Born Dec. 11, 1953, in Petersburg, he was the son of Ruby (Bennett) Smith and raised by his grandparents, the late Mary and Luther Bennett. He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Jessie Lee Byrd.

He is survived by four daughters, Tanya Mongold of Fisher, Amy Beth Heavener of Petersburg, Wendy Rose Byrd of Wardensville and Carla Rae Heavener of Salem, Va.; one son, Anthony Paul Heavener II of Salem; one sister, Patsy Dettinburn of Keyser; three brothers, Walley Smith of Luray, Va., and Gregory Smith and Wayne Smith, both of Staunton, Va. and eight grandchildren, Dusty Michael Wratchford, Sarah Marie Mongold, Jessica Lee Mongold, Edward Rodney Steward III, Levi Hunter Steward, Jordan Ray Byrd, Leah Marie Byrd and Nathaniel Paul Heavener.

Funeral services were July 12, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin. Interment was in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin, WV 26807. (7-18)

Kenneth Leon Hanlin, 80, of Hagerstown, Md., died June 18, in Hagerstown, Md.

Born April 4, 1926, in Gormania, he was the son of the late Thomas G. Hanlin and Edna (Shaffer) Hanlin.

He is survived by four brothers, W. Delbert Hanlin of Martinsburg, Lloyd W. Hanlin of Hagerstown, Glenn L. Hanlin of Lima, Ohio and Thomas G. Hanlin II of Alexandria, Va.; one sister, Norma B. Hite of Murrysville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were June 22, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with the Rev. Larry M. Cantu officiating. Interment was in the Sites Cemetery, Dorcas.

Military graveside rites were accorded by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County and the JROTC. (7-18)

Mrs. Virginia H. Kessel, 78, of Kline, died July 21, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Oct. 30, 1927, at Kline, she was the daughter of the late Marvin B. Hevener and Katherine (Dalmer) Hevener. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leon Kessel in 1955; one son, James Arthur Kessel in 1968; and one brother, George Hevener in 1999.

She is survived by one daughter, Suenette Propst of Upper Tract; one brother, Richard D. Hevener of Franklin; and one grandson, Bryan Propst of Hagerstown, Md.

Funeral services were July 24, at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, Mozer. Interment was in the Kline Cemetery, Kline.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, c/o Tony Calhoun, HC 62 Box 37, Upper Tract, WV 26866.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. (7-25)

Mrs. Mary Patricia "Pat" MacDonald, 63, of Homosassa, Fla., and formerly of Cabins, died Sunday, July 9, at her home. she was born in Washington, D.C.

She is survived by her husband, Peter MacDonald; one son, Peter B. MacDonald II; and two grandsons, Peter B. MacDonald III and Kyle W. MacDonald of Beachwood, N.J. (7-25)

August 2006

Mr. Ray Axon Poling, 91, of Moorefield, died July 30, at his residence.

Born Oct. 5, 1914, in Hardy Co., he was the son of the late Mitchell Felix and Mary Etta (Simmons) Poling. He was also preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers.

Surviving is his wife of 56 years, Neva E. (Leatherman) Poling; a son, Gregory A. Poling of Alexandria, Va.; a daughter, Melinda R. Sherman of Moorefield; a brother, Don Poling of Moorefield; two grandchildren, Dana S. Fertig and Jason S. Fertig; and two great-grandchildren, Alexis M. Fertig and Brittani D. Fertig.

Funeral services were Aug. 2, at the Duffey Memorial United Methodist Church. Interment followed with military graveside rites accorded by the U.S. Army and the Moorefield Veteran's Honor Guard at the Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Grant Memorial Hospice, P.O. Box 1019, Petersburg, WV 26847; Moorefield Volunteer Fire Company 46, 114 Kuykendall Lane, Moorefield, WV 26836 or the Duffey Memorial United Methodist Church, 100 N. Elm St., Moorefield, WV 26836. Condolences to the family may be left at Mr. Poling's obituary at www.fraleyfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield. (8-1)

Mrs. Anna (Martin) Veach, 104, of Petersburg, died July 25, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born Sept. 5, 1901 on Orr's Mountain, Kessel, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Martin and Mary Magdalena (Woerner) Martin.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Callie H. Veach, Dec. 8, 1986; one daughter, Margie Victoria Veach; three sons, Reginald Kay Veach, Leo Calvin Veach and Ernest Lynberg Veach; an infant great-great-granddaughter, Amanda Lynn Burke and seven brothers and seven sisters. Mrs. Veach was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by three sons, Dalton L. Veach of Slanesville, Farland A. Veach of Huntington Beach, Calif. and Douglas R. Veach of Petersburg; three daughters, Arvella U. Piercy of Annandale, Va., Aretta M. Turner of Petersburg and Rosella A. Veach of Centreville, Mass.; 22 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren.

A scripture service was held July 27, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. A Mass of Christian Burial was July 28, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Petersburg. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kessel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Cemetery Fund, c/o Dan Donovan, 95 Point Drive, Petersburg, WV 26847. (8-1)

Ruth Elizabeth McDonald, 74 of Old Fields, died July 25, at the Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.

Born June 19, 1932, in Paw Paw, she was the daughter of the late Oscar L. and Nora V. (Graviel) Day. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Garrett McDonald, in August 1988; a son, a grandson, two brothers and four sisters.

Surviving are five sons, Gary McDonald of Sugar Grove, Terry McDonald of West Bend, Wisc., Barry McDonald and Jerry McDonald, both of Moorefield, and Perry McDonald of Old Fields; one daughter, Mary Thacker of Winchester; one stepson, Roy McDonald of Moorefield; three brothers, Donald Day of Spotsylvania, Va., Bobby Day of Keyser and Larry Day of Baltimore; two sisters, Ruby D. Agnew of Mount Storm and Wilda D. Agnew of Bayard; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 29, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield. Interment was in Olivet Cemetery.

Condolences to the family may be left at Mrs. McDonald's obituary at www.fraleyfuneralhome.com. (8-1)

Mrs. Gladys Iva "Nan" Cosner, 96, of Mount Storm, died July 25 at the Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home, Keyser.

Born Dec. 24, 1909, in Dry Fork, she was the daughter of the late Samuel S. and Gettie B. (Carr) Pennington. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Wesley Cosner, June 27, 1970; one daughter, Loma Lee Cosner; two brothers, Paul and Carl Pennington; and seven sisters, Goldie Lawrence, Greta Lawrence, Evelyn Mitchell, Elma Snyder, Violet and Valley Gosnell and Lenora Pennington. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by one grandson, David Wesley Cosner of Mount Storm; two great-grandsons, Gerald "Jerry" Cosner of Franklin and Scott Cosner of Elk Garden; and three great-greatgrandsons, Shawn Cosner, Ryan Cosner and Nathan Cosner.

Funeral services were July 29, at the Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, Bismarck. Interment was in the Locust Grove Cemetery, Bismarck.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (8-1)

Mrs. Eula Frances (Vance) Bland, 73, of Seneca Rocks, died July 28, after an extended illness at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born April 16, 1933 in Onego, she was the daughter of the late Mason and Bertha Vance. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Dessie Hartman, Jessie Tingler, Joy Bowers and Hope Smith; and four brothers, Dale, Lester, Marvin and Carl Vance.

Surviving is her husband, Byron Bland, Jr. of 57 years; one daughter, Deborah Judy and husband, Roy Lee, of Circleville; two sons, Michael C. Bland and wife, Shirley, of Keyser and Ronald L. Bland of Onego; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Judy) Sponaugle and husband, Robert, Victoria (Judy) Lantz and husband, Mike, Brandon Judy, Racheal (Bland) Cesnick and husband, Shawn, Christopher Bland and wife, Kelli, Scott Bland, Chase Bland and Macey Bland; and ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Grace Harper of Warren, OH; and loving nieces and nephews, as well as close friends.

Funeral services were July 31, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International or Seneca Rocks Presbyterian Church Building Fund.
(8-1)

Mrs. Bertha Wayne (Smith) Brown, 82, of Petersburg, died July 24, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born Nov. 11, 1923, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late John Russell Smith and Clara Belle (Whitmer) Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl W. Brown, May 2, 1992; and son-in-law, Owen P. Kitzmiller, Feb. 15, 2000.

She is survived by one daughter, Karen B. Kitzmiller of Petersburg; one son, Thomas W. Brown and wife, Dianne of Walkersville, Md.; four grandchildren, Tamara S. Western and husband, Andrew of Petersburg, Traver W. Brown and Jaime K. Brown, both of Shepherdstown, and Lindsay R. Brown of Walkersville; two great-grandchildren, John O. Western and Ashley R. Western, both of Petersburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Petersburg Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary conducted services July 25, at Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.

Funeral services were July 26, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel. Interment was at the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg, W.Va.

Memorials may be made to Grove Street United Methodist Church or Grant County Nursing Home, Safe Harbor Program. (8-1)

Mary F. Mallow, 69, of Oakland, Md., died July 31, at the Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.

Born Sept. 24, 1936, in Vindex, Md., she was the daughter of the late John and Edna (Cline) Michaels. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Merlin M. Mallow.

She is survived by two sons, Rick A. Mallow of Keyser and Phillip R. Mallow of Sykesville Md.; three sisters, Arveta McCrum of Mount Storm, Linda Griffin of Moultrie, Ga. and Sandra Kisner of Oakland; two brothers, John Michaels and Ron Michaels, both of Oakland, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, Aug. 3. Interment was in the Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Maysville.

The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, Garrett County Chapter, P.O. Box 421, Oakland, MD 21550. (8-8)

Mrs. Mabel P. Shreve, 85, of Keyser, died Aug. 12, at Hampshire Memorial Hospital in Romney.

Born Aug. 30, 1920 in Upper Tract, she was the daughter of the late Charles Oscar and Louethel (Painter) Painter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, A. Bowers Shreve on May 8, 1973; one son, Douglas Shreve; two brothers and two sisters. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are one son, Dennis Shreve of Keyser; four daughters, Beth Lease and Peggy Smith, both of Keyser, Kitty Alt of Green Springs and Eva Ansel of Springfield; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 16, at the Mineral Baptist Church.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mrs. Shreve's obituary at www.smithfuneral homes.net.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser. (8-15)

Gay D. Shanholtz, 73, of Dorcas, and formerly of Capon Bridge, died Aug. 9, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Feb. 28, 1933, in Augusta, he was the son of the late Virgil and Ada (Haines) Shanholtz. He was also preceded in death by 10 brothers, Wilber, Ralph, Lyle, Elvin, William, Andrew, Gary, Conard, Elmo and Virgil Shanholtz Jr.; four sisters, Pauline Alkire, Sarah Slonaker, Betty and Irene Shanholtz.

He is survived by two sons, Faron D. Shanholtz and wife Ronda, of Dorcas, and Troy D. Shanholtz of Capon Bridge; one brother, Larry Shanholtz of Capon Bridge; one sister, Adine Wolford of Augusta; five grandchildren, Madison, Grant, Jace, Troy "TJ" Jr. and Tyler Shanholtz.

Funeral services were Aug. 13, at Fairview Lutheran Church near Gore. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Fairview Cemetery, c/o Karen Dellinger, 8962 Northwestern Pike, Gore, VA 22637.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Giffin Funeral Home, Capon Bridge. (8-15)

Ersel Blaine Riggleman, 71, of Cabins, died Aug. 9, at his residence.

Born Dec. 17, 1934, in Rig, he was the son of the late Ernest S. Riggleman and Mildred J. (Mongold) Riggleman. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Haven Riggleman; an infant great-grandson, Tristan Sherman; and one nephew, Rodney Shifflett.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Donna A. (Rumer) Riggleman; three sons, Rocky B. Riggleman and Jay L. Riggleman, both of Maysville and Ricky A. Riggleman of Cabins; one daughter, Nina B. Riggleman of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; one sister, Shelvy Shifflett of Stephens City, Va.; one brother, Gary S. Riggleman of Moorefield; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 11, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in Newhouse Cemetery, Rig.

Memorials may be made to Corner United Methodist Church or Grant Memorial Hospice. (8-15)

Anthony Peter Kancler, 92, of Falls Church, Va., died Aug. 9, at Fairfax Inova Hospital, Fairfax, Va.

Born Jan. 16, 1914, in Elizabeth, N.J., he was the son of the late Justin and Mary Katalin Kancler. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Erika (Meise) Kancler, in 1990.

He is survived by two daughters, Erika N. Michaels of Waynesboro, Va. and Edith Kancler of Alexandria, Va.; one son, William Peter Kancler of Falls Church; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Aug. 12, at the South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. Military rites were accorded by the Petersburg VFW Post 6454 and JROTC.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (8-15)

Tommy A. Cosner, of Silver Spring Md. and Oakland, Md., died Aug. 5

He was born on April 30, 1944.

Graveside services were Aug. 8 at the Cosner (Locust Grove) Cemetery, Mount Storm.

The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the Oncology Care Association, 2730 University Blvd., Wheaton, MD 20902 or to the Helen Denit Center, 18105 Prince Philip Dr., Olney, MD 20832.

The Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland was in charge of arrangements. (8-15)

Paul Edward Crawford, 64, of Petersburg, died Aug. 13, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Aug. 5, 1942, in Keyser, he was the son of the late Clarence and Louise (Snell) Crawford.

Surviving are three daughters, Tina Bible and husband, Baron, of Maysville, Tracy Feaster and husband, Bill, of Petersburg and Trina Crawford of Petersburg; two sisters, Anna Lee Nield and companion, Howard Bennett, of Bedford, Pa. and Glenda Staggs and husband, Robert, of Keyser; two brothers, Bill Nelson of Keyser and Clarence Crawford Jr. and wife, Sue of Ft. Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren, John Paul Ours, Derek Feaster, Kaylee Bible, Shari Alt, Tyler Feaster, Jaden Redman and Madoux Wimer.

The body has been cremated. Interment will be private in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Memorials may be made to Grant County Little League Baseball/Softball, P.O. Box 1168, Petersburg, WV 26847.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (8-22)

Muriel B. (Anderson) Hutter, 81, of Richmond, Va., died Aug. 9, at Spring Arbor, Richmond.

Born Sept. 8, 1925, at Wardensville, she was the daughter of the late Roy Raymond Anderson and Mildred (Stevens) Anderson Mongold. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Aura Clay Taylor and her second husband, Russell G. Hutter; two brothers, Lawrence Anderson and Robert Anderson; and two sisters, Elizabeth Fink and Ellen Wratchford.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda (Taylor) Alcox of Virginia Beach; one son, Dr. Geoffrey R. Taylor of Richmond; four grandchildren, Stephen T. Alcox, Douglas Taylor Alcox and Geoffrey Aura Taylor of Virginia Beach and Sarah Katherine Taylor; one great-grandchild, Samuel Jackson Taylor of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Nell Ruddle of Moorefield and Kay Funkhouser of Mathias; three brothers, Lloyd Anderson of Martinsburg, Kenneth Anderson of Franklin and Wayne Anderson of Moorefield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 20, at the Elmore Funeral Home, Moorefield. Interment was in the Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association, the Heart Association or a charity of choice. (8-22)

Theodore "Ted" Weasenforth, 63, of Mount Storm, died Aug. 26, at his residence.

Born July 25, 1943, in Scherr, he was the son of the late Walter Roosevelt Weasenforth and Cora Ethel (Winters) Weasenforth. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Robert "Bob" Winters, Richard "Dick" Weasenforth and Elmer "Duke" Weasenforth.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Doris B. (Hanlin) Weasenforth; one daughter, Karen Allen of Burlington; two sons, Theodore "Teddy" Weasenforth and Roger Weasenforth, both of Mount Storm; one brother, David Weasenforth of Burlington; five sisters, Leslie Rexrode of Essex, Md., Mabel Mosley of Whitefield, Md., Marie Farver of Sykesville, Md., and Janet Sites and Jane Aronhalt, both of Burlington; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 29, at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser chapel. Interment was in the Idleman Cemetery, Scherr.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after his obituary at www.smithfuneralhomes.net. (8-29)

Thomas L. Hanley, 80, of Conway S.C., and formerly of Cabins, died Aug. 18, at Conway Medical Center.

Born Oct. 10, 1925, in Canandaigua, N.Y., he was the son of the late Walter and Ethel Hanley.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores Bertulis Hanley; six children, Kathleen (Hanley) Dempsey, Thomas M. Hanley, Rev. Timothy W. Hanley, Matthew P. Hanley, Susan Hanley and Julia (Hanley) Gonsalves; one brother, Richard Hanley; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 21, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel. Interment was in Florence National Cemetery, Conway, with full military honors. (8-29)

Robert D. Iman, 73, of Arbutus, Md., died Aug. 20, at his home, of a heart attack.

Born Feb. 3, 1933 in Lahmansville, he was the son of the late Harry H. and Evalena (Lantz) Iman. He was also preceded in death by two great-granddaughters and one great-grandson; five brothers, Herman, Ralph, James, Clyde and Thomas Iman; and three sisters, Mildred Lewis, Edith Sternat and Mae Kreiner.

He is survived by a special companion, Iona White of Arbutrus, Md.; two sons, Robert Lee Iman and Randy Iman, both of Baltimore Md.; two granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Lillian Thorn of Heartland of Keyser, W.Va.; one brother, Herbert Iman of Petersburg, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 24, at the McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home Chapel, Baltimore. Interment was in Meadowridge Memorial Park, Baltimore. (8-29)

Mrs. Wilma Lee Bair, 77, formerly of Petersburg, died Aug. 16, at Hanover Hall Nursing Center, Hanover Pa.

Born Aug. 3, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Carrie (Schell) Snyder. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Eugene, Ralph and Lorn Snyder; and one sister, Mary Smith.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Gehrie B. Bair Jr.; two daughters, Robin R. Baummer of Spring Grove, Pa. and Sherry L. Heflin of Gettysburg, Pa.; two sons, Gehrie A. "Ted" Bair of Timeberville, Va. and Randy A. Bair of Hanover; two sisters, Margaret "Peg" A. Kint of Gettysburg and Wilma "Brownie" DiBlasi of New Cumberland, Pa.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 19, at the Wetzel Funeral Home chapel, Hanover. Interment was in the Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover.

Contributions may be made in Wilma's memory to the American Cancer Society, 924-N Colonial Ave., York, PA 17403. To share memories of her and view a video tribute, visit www.wetzelfuneralhome.com. (8-29)

Eugene Allen Snyder, 83, of Hanover, Pa. and formerly of New Oxford, Pa., died Aug. 4.

Born Nov. 20, 1922, in Lahmansville, he was the son of the late Herman and Carrie (Schell) Snyder. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Lorn Snyder and one sister, Mary F. Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret K. (Hankey) Snyder, four children, Linda K. Graham of Carlisle, Beverly A. Jarvis of Hanover, Carol J. Strouse of Northumberland, Pa. and Michael E. Snyder of Kennett Square, Pa.; three sisters, Margaret E. Kint of Gettysburg, Pa., Wilma L. Bair of Hanover and Wilma A. "Brownie" DiBlasi of New Cumberland, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 7, at Wetzel Funeral Home chapel, Hanover. Interment was in the Marburg Memorial Gardens.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the First Evangelical Luthern Church, 200 Lincoln Way East, New Oxford, PA 17350 or the Pennsylvania Sheriff's Association, P.O. Box 61857, Harrisburg, PA 17106.

To share memories of him and view a video tribute, visit www.wetzelfuneralhome.com. (8-29)

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