Obituary archive page for July - Dec. 2001

December

Mrs. Dorothy (Masto) Jones, 75, of Bridgeport, died Dec. 15, at United Hospital Center, following an extended illness.

Born July 28, 1926, at Dawmont, she was the daughter of the late George Anna (Biasi) Masto.

She is survived by her husband, David L. Jones Jr., whom she married Nov. 28, 1946; one son, David L. Jones III of Petersburg; one daughter, Debra (Jones) Casto of Quiet Dell; one sister, Mary Marsh of Bridgeport; four brothers, Mike Mesto of Killeen, Texas, Frank Masto of Bradenton, Fla., David Masto and the Rev. George Mesto, both of Clarksburg; five grandchildren, Kelley Jones of Chesapeake, Va., Meredith Adkins of Petersburg, Matthew Jones and Christopher Casto, both of Morgantown, and Marijke (Casto) Smith of Rockville, Md.

Memorial services were Dec. 22, at the Word of Life Assembly of God Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Burnside Funeral Home, Bridgeport. (12/25)

Keith Lowell Taylor, 66, of Romney, and formerly of Petersburg, died Dec. 20, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md.

Born Sept. 29, 1935, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late John and Hortense (Plauger) Taylor.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lucy (Smith) Taylor. They were married Dec. 23, 1955. He is also survived by one daughter, Denise (Taylor) Turner and husband, Ken, of Denton, Md. and two grandchildren, Kyle Turner and Kara Turner of Denton.

Funeral services were Dec. 22, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (12/25)

Mrs. Phyliss (Roby) Mowery, 76, of Baltimore, Md., and formerly of Petersburg, died Dec. 9, at a hospital in Baltimore.

Born June 11, 1925, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late B.G. and Essie Roby. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Mowery.

She is survived by one sister, Polly (Roby) Day of Cumberland, Md., and number of grandchildren.

Funeral services and interment was Dec. 12, in Baltimore.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Connelly Funeral Home, Baltimore. (12/18)

Miss Verda Kathyrn Hedrick, 88, of Petersburg, died Dec. 10, at Heartland of Keyser, Keyser, where she had resided since Aug. 23, 1996.

Born May 17, 1913, in Dorcas, she was the daughter of the late Henry Arthur and Cora Ethel (Crites) Hedrick.

She is survived by one sister, Vada L. Cleaver of Petersburg and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Dec. 13, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (12/18)

Paul Edward Keplinger, 71, formerly of Petersburg, died Dec. 11, at Country Comfort Personal Care, Fairmont, where he had resided the past four years.

Born March 17, 1930, in Keyser, he was the son of the late Ulysses Guy and Nellie Mae (Turner) Groves Keplinger.

He is survived by three sisters, Anna Belle Keplinger of Petersburg, Clara May Kiddy of Parkersburg, and Betty Cook of Winchester, Va. and two brothers, Elwood Keplinger and Donnie Keplinger, both of Petersburg.

Funeral services were Dec. 14, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Mount Hebron Cemetery, Maysville. (12/18)

Frank Carl Lloyd, 72, of Huntington, died Dec. 11, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington.

Born July 15, 1929, in Gormania, he was the son of the late Harry and Bessie (Kesner) Lloyd.

He is survived by three daughters, Mary Jane Patch of New Mexico, Betty Burns of Riverton, and Linda Lloyd of Baltimore; three sons, Frank E. Lloyd of Maysville, Douglas F. Lloyd of Huntington, and Bobby Lloyd of Baltimore; one sister, Mary Crandell of Alabama; one brother, William Lloyd of Fort Ashby; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 14, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton. (12/18)

Charlotte (Hamstead) Oates Rohrbaugh, 81, of Pensacola Beach, Fla., died Dec. 13, at her family home in Petersburg.

Born Jan. 28, 1920, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Arthur P. Hamstead and Charlotte (Vossler) Hamstead.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Olin Richard Oates Sr., Sept. 5, 1965 and her second husband, Brooke L. Rohrbaugh, June 11, 2001.

She is survived by one son, Arthur R. Oates and wife, Vonda of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; two stepsons, Gerald J. Oates of Keyser and Joseph K. Oates of Galloway, Ohio; four stepdaughters, Phyllis Smith of Petersburg, Norma Lee of Waynesboro, Va., Carolyn Riggleman of Stephen City, Va. and Elizabeth Smith of Norfolk, Va.; three grandchildren, Charlotte Oates Franz of Maysville, Danielle Oates and Cameron Oates of Petersburg; one great-granddaughter, Sadie Grace Franz; and several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 17 at the Petersburg Presbyterian Church, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (12/18)

Calvin C. Borror, 75, of Upper Tract, died Dec. 16, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Feb. 26, 1926, at Landes, he was the son of the late James and Ada Belle (Judy) Borror.

He is survived by his wife, Helen C. (Kimble) Borror, whom he married Aug. 9, 1948; one daughter, Virginia Rodgers of Upper Tract; one brother, Richard Borror of Petersburg; two grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were Dec. 19, at theKimble Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in the Wilson Chapel Cemetery, Upper Tract. Military graveside services were conducted by the combine veterans' organizations of Grant County and the Petersburg High School JROTC. (12/18)

Infant Reshawna Shantell Sites Sperling, age 2 months, 11 days, died Dec. 2, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Born September 21, in Morgantown, she was the daughter of Crystal Gail (Sites) Ritchie of Maysville and Joshua Eric Sperling of Moorefield. She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Dakota Wayne Rohrbaugh; maternal great-grandfather Jesse Sites; maternal great-great grandmother, Alyce Jones; and paternal great-grandfather, Wendall Saville.

Surviving besides her parents are two sisters, Tristian Cheyenne Sites and Jessi Renee Sites; paternal grandparents, Ronnie and Janet Sperling of Moorefield; maternal grandparents, Johnnie and Beth Sites of Maysville; paternal great-grandmothers, Mae Saville of Baker and Evelyn Shirk of Moorefield; maternal great-grandfather, Forrest "Sam" Berg of Maysville; maternal great-grandmothers, Mary Berg of Maysville and Ann Sites of Dorcas; two uncles, Shawn Sites and Jeremy Sperling, both of Maysville; and four cousins, Brittany LaBossiere, Colton LaBossiere, Colby Sperling and Shayla Sperling, all of Maysville.

Graveside services were Dec. 5, at United Sites Cemetery, Dorcas.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (12/11)

Jackie Lynn Armentrout, 52, of Philippi, died Dec. 4, near Belington while hunting.

Born Nov. 21, 1949, at Philippi, he was the son of the late Johnnie Carl Armentrout and Imogene Hope Everson, who survives in Belington.

On February 13, 1988, he was united in marriage to Madonna Armentrout, who survives at their home in Philippi. Surviving are three stepchildren, Ty Petrice and wife Dawna of Clarksburg, Toby Petrice and wife Melissa of Lansing, Mich. and Jessica Petrice of Morgantown. Also surviving are two brothers, Johnnie Armentrout and wife Connie of Belington, and Gary Armentrout and wife Susan of Petersburg; one sister, Carla Hoyman of Fairmont; a stepfather, Junior Everson; one stepgrandson, Seth Petrice; one Godson, Kyle Hoyman; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Dec. 7, at the Talbott Funeral Home parlor, with interment in the Fraternal Cemetery at Belington. (12/11)

Verlie Don Calhoun, 88, of Upper Tract, died Dec. 4, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born March 25, 1913, at Brushy Run, he was the son of the late Martin Dow Calhoun and Rachel Ann (Graham) Calhoun.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Arbelia G. (Armentrout) Calhoun, whom he married Sept. 13, 1935; one son, Reginald Calhoun and spouse Joyce, of Brandywine; one daughter, Mrs, Kenneth (Lucille) Farmer of Gadsden, Ala.; three brothers, Curtis Calhoun, a resident of Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg, Quentin Calhoun and Olin Calhoun, both of Upper Tract; three sisters, Lillian Miller of Harrisonburg, Va., Kate Alt of Landes and Bessie Hevener of Mt. Crawford, Va.; seven grandchildren, Deborah Ann Hood and spouse Greg, Kimberly Jeanette Ellis and spouse Tom, and Tina Dawn Humphries, all of Gadsden, Jeffery Martin Calhoun and spouse Ella, of Urbana, Ohio, Joseph Don Calhoun, Rebecca Mary-Amanda Calhoun and Matthew Earl Calhoun, all of Brandywine; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 7, at the Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, with interment in Kline Cemetery at Kline.

Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg was in charge of arrangements. (12/11)

Mrs. Bertha Frances (Riggleman) Kuykendall, 60, of Milam, died Dec. 5, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Jan. 18, 1941, in Burlington, she was the daughter of the late James B. and Mandy (Moyers) Riggleman.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Harlan Kuykendall; one daughter, Jackie Alt of Petersburg; one son, Mark Kuykendall of Milam; two sisters, Anna K. Bosley and Verda Davy, both of Burlington; five brothers, Glen Riggleman and Raymond Riggleman, both of Keyser, Earl Riggleman of Frostburg, Md., Carl Riggleman and Luther Riggleman, both of Burlington and two grandchildren, Morgan Alt of Petersburg and Marcus Kuykendall of Milam.

Funeral services were Dec. 9, at the Elmore Chambers Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in the Kuykendall Family Cemetery, Milam. (12/11)

Ralph Curtis Kesner, 73, of Charleston, and formerly of Petersburg, died Dec. 6, at his residence.

Born Sept. 28, 1928, in Pansy, he was the son of the late Lester D. and Glenna (Judy) Kesner.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wanda J. (Mongold) Kesner; two sons, Bradley Kesner of Roanoke, Va., and Brent Kesner of Charleston; two daughters, Kimberley Kesner of Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Nicki Kesner Burgess of Barboursville; one sister, Jean Sites of Petersburg; one brother, Paul Kesner of Petersburg and four grandchildren, Harrison Kesner, Allyson Burgess, Haley Kesner and Ryan Burgess.

Memorial services were Dec. 9, at Grace Lutheran Church, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (12/11)

Mrs. Rispa Lee Armentrout, 78, of Upper Tract, died Dec. 8, at Avante in Harrisonburg, Va.

Born April 11, 1923, at Hightown, Va., she was the daughter of the late William E. and Sudie (Lamb) Mullenax. She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Betty (Wimer) Mullenax.

She is survived by her husband, Clyde Armentrout, whom she married Nov. 16, 1940; two daughters, Bonnie Tulin of Harrisonburg, and Linda Hoover of Laurel, Md.; three sons, Robert G. Armentrout of Upper Tract, Clyde Douglas Armentrout of Glen Burnie, Md., and Larry K. Armentrout of Franklin; one sister, Lillian Harman of Upper Tract; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 11, at Christ Central Community Church, with interment in the Kline Cemetery, Kline.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin. (12/11)

Mrs. Nora (Strong) Park, 90, of Petersburg, died Dec. 8, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since March 11, 1997.

Born April 4, 1911, in Crescent Township, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Abijah and Emma (Quillen) Strong. She was the last member of her immediate family.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Karl L. Park, a resident of the Grant County Nursing Home; one son, Karl L. Park Jr. and wife, Sandra, of Chesapeake, Va.; one daughter-in-law, Janie Park of Chesapeake; five grandchildren, Maria Park, Karl Park III, Rickey Park, Marie Ottaviano and Tommy Craig and two great-grandchildren, Alexis Park and Alexandra Ottaviano.

Order of the Eastern Star conducted services, Dec. 11, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg.

Funeral services were Dec. 12, at the funeral home chapel, with interment in Asbury Cemetery, Baker. (12/11)

Eddie Lee Rogers, 44, of Maysville and formerly of Greenbrier County, died Nov. 24, in Quinwood.

Born Oct. 18, 1957, in Greenbrier County, he was the son of Edward B. Rogers of Quinwood and the late Dorothy M. (Neal) Rogers.

Besides his father, he is survived by one son, Terry; one daughter, Brandy; one sister, Kathy Alderman of Renick; one brother, Roy Rogers of Quinwood; one grandson Jasslee of Bloomington, Md.; three aunts, Hallie Haynes of Nallen, Charlotte Rogers of Corliss and Mary Parsons of Fredericksburg, Va.; five uncles, Abraham Neal of Mount Lookout, Tom Neal of Orient Hill, Benny Neal of Runa, David Neal of Quinwood and Lee Roy Neal of Poe and his extended family and neighbors Robert, Patricia and Jason Long of Maysville.

Funeral services were Nov. 29, at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home chapel, Rainelle, with interment in the Bethel Cemetery, Corliss. (12/4)

Mrs. Edna Mae (McUlty) Yokum, 98, of Petersburg, died Nov. 26, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since May 2.

Born Aug. 24, 1903, in Pansy, she was the daughter of the late Charles Mayfield and Etta Florence (Sites) McUlty. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lester Yokum, Jan. 31, 1999.

She is survived by two sons, Harlan Yokum and wife, Linda, of Morgantown and Eulis Yokum and wife, Beverly, of Petersburg; one daughter, Bonnie Smith and husband, Dayton, of Petersburg; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 28, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the McUlty Cemetery, Petersburg. (12/4)

Mrs. Helen Marie Lindley, 87, of Dearborn, Mich., died Nov. 27, at a nursing home in Dearborn.

Born June 14, 1914, in Maysville, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Jenny (Schell) Simpson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lester Lindley.

She is survived by one daughter, Annabel Griffiths of Dearborn; one son, David L. Lindley; one brother, Homer Simpson; five grandchildren, Byron Lindley, Angela Griffiths, Bryce Lindley, Paul Griffiths and Samuel Griffiths and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 30, at the First United Methodist Church, Dearborn.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, Dearborn. (12/4)

Robert "Bill" William VanFleet, 69, of Petersburg, died Nov. 27, at his residence.

Born Nov. 2, 1932, in Keyser, he was the son of the late William Bernard and Pearl Elizabeth (Evans) VanFleet.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine D. VanFleet; his former wife, Virginia VanFleet of Petersburg; one son, Robert "Bob-by" VanFleet and wife, Robin, of Martinsburg; two daughters, Pam Hartman and husband, Randy, of Petersburg and Becky Martin and husband, Steve, of Maysville; one stepson, the Rev. Charles William Kemp and wife, Sue, of South Point, Ohio; three stepdaughters, Cheryl VanMeter and husband, Eddie, and Debbie Oates and husband, Rick, all of Cabins and Naomi Burton and husband, Nelson, of Annapolis, Md.; four grandchildren, Jesse Allen VanFleet, Samantha Hartman, Taylor Bess Martin and Skylar Martin; one great-granddaughter, Natalie Ann Marie Woolery; and 11 stepgrandchildren, Elisa Beth Kemp, April Sue Kemp, Holly Marie Kemp, Cynthia Joy Kemp, Catherine VanMeter, Matthew Zimmerer, Jimmy Zimmerer, Zachary Robert Oates, Josh Oates, Brett Rivero and Christina Burton.

Funeral services were Nov. 29, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. Military graveside services were conducted by Petersburg VFW and DAV organizations, accompanied by Petersburg High School JROTC. (12/4)

Miss Gladys L. Hinkle, 63, of Moorefield, died Nov. 29, at her residence.

Born March 6, 1938, in Grant County, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Pearl (Sites) Hinkle.

She is survived by cousins.

Funeral services were Dec. 2, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in the Sites Family Cemetery, Rough Run. (12/4)

Kenneth Eugene Meadows, 51, of Rockville, Md., and of Arthur, died Nov. 29, at his residence in Rockville.

Born April 1, 1950, in Princeton, he was the son of Tilden Samuel Meadows of Milton and the late Lois Meadows. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Maxine Meadows in 1996.

Besides his father, he is survived by his stepmother, Louise Edwards Meadows of Milton; his second wife, Elizabeth (Boehner) Meadows, whom he married in 1999; one son, Kenneth E. Meadows II of North Carolina; one sister, Brenda Hill of Frederick, Md. and two brothers, Sam Meadows of Princeton and Jerry Meadows of Dracut, Mass.

His body was cremated. Memorial services will be in Rockville at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (12/4)

Mrs. Kathleen Rebecca Elza, 74, of Petersburg, died Nov. 30, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born March 12, 1927, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late John and Stella (Iman) Swick. She was also preceded in death by her second husband, LaFayette Hall Elza, April 10, 1987.

She is survived by her first husband, Alfred Ellifritz of Baltimore, Md.; seven daughters, Charlotte Mullins and Carol Ellifritz, both of Petersburg, Annalee Self of Burlington, Trela Kay Marmen, Connie Westscott and Toni Westscott, all of Baltimore and Barbara Sponaugle of Circleville; one son, Jerry Ellifritz of Baltimore; three sisters, Irene Nelson of Ridgeley and LeeAnna Crawford and Evelyn Wratchford, both of Petersburg; a large number of grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 3, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton. (12/4)

Mrs. Ethel M. Fishel, 82, of Jefferson, Md., and formerly of Mathias and Petersburg, died Dec. 2, at the home of her son, Alan E. Good, Jefferson.

Born Nov. 21, 1919, in Winchester, Va., she was the daughter of the late John W. and Mary S. Frye. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry T. Fishel, whom she married Nov. 13, 1937 and died in 1991.

Besides her son Alan, she is survived by another son, Paul W. Fishel of Mathias.; one daughter, Mary Ann Jordon of Bealeton, Va.; one sister, Frances Rhodes of Winchester, Va.; two brothers, Eugene Frye of El Paso, Texas and Robert Frye of Richmond, Va.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Dec. 5, in the Mathias Mennonite Cemetery, Mathias.

Arrangements were under the direction of the McKee Funeral Home, Baker. (12/4)

November

Hilton H. Dove, 71, of Indianapolis, died Oct. 28.

He is survived by his wife, Mae C. (Nessselrodt) Dove; two sons, Philip Dove and Michael Dove; two sisters, Hilda Reel and Haru Drzal; five brothers, Hetzel Dove, Harold Dove, Hansel Dove, Harrison Dove and Haven Dove and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 1, at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel. Interment was in Washington Park East Cemetery. (11/27)

Joseph E. Kesterson Jr., 89, of Bayard, died Nov. 15, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Md.

Born May 11, 1912, in Connellsville, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph E. Kesterson Sr. and Mae F. (Heines) Kesterson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty I. (Kuhn) Kesterson in 2000.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

At his request, his body was cremated. There was no viewing or service.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland. (11/27)

John Forest Mongold Jr., 58, of Odenton, Md., died Nov. 20, at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.

Born Oct. 6, 1943, in Petersburg, he was the son of Pauline (Berg) Mongold of Odenton and the late John Forest Mongold Sr. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette (Shreve) Mongold in Sept. 1999.

Besides his mother, he is survived by three sons, Steve A. Mongold Sr. of Petersburg, Tommy Kimble of Lusby, Md. and Mark Kimble of Odenton; three sisters, Patricia Nelson of Glen Burnie, Md., Brenda K. Phillips of Purcellville, Va. and Kathy S. Williams of Crowns-ville, Md.; one brother, Gregory A. Mongold of Shadyside, Md. and six grandchildren.

Graveside services were Nov. 25, at Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg, with the Rev. Richard Longbon officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (11/27)

Denver Julius Conrad, 82, of Maysville, died Nov. 24, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born May 3, 1919, in Smoke Hole, he was the son of the late Gabriel and Cora (Landis) Conrad. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Verda Ethel (Judy) Conrad in 1964

He is survived by three daughters, Jennifer Weese and Marcella Ruth Hinkle, both of Maysville and Norma Jean Bible of Petersburg; two sons, Jearl Wayne Conrad of Cumberland, Md. and Jackie Lynn Judy of Maysville; one brother, Carl Conrad of Petersburg; two stepdaughters, Ella Sue Trumbo of Harrisonburg, Va. and Virginia Goding of Orlando, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Willie Patch, Frankie Weese, Baron Bible, Jodi Bible, J.R. Hinkle, Carla Hinkle, Whitney Hinkle, Stephanie Judy and Kevin Conrad; two stepgrandchildren, Nici Lytton and Sharon Trumbo and one great-grandchild, Kaylee Bible.

Funeral services were Nov. 27, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. Military graveside services were conducted by the Petersburg VFW and DAV organizations, accompanied by the Petersburg High School JROTC. (11/27)

Skylar BreAnn Moore, 4 months, of Eatonton, Ga., died Nov. 8.

Born July 13, she was the daughter of Brian and Jody (Reel) Moore of Eatonton.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Theodore Kessel.

Besides her parents, she is survived by a sister, Samantha Moore; maternal grandparents, Lynwood and Nancy Reel, Scherr; paternal grandparents, Gordon and Judy Moore of Eatonton; and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Reel of Petersburg and Rosalee Kessel of Maysville.

Graveside services were conducted Nov. 12 at Pine Grove Cemetery at Eatonton.

Vining Ivy Hill was in charge of arrangements. (11/20)

Frederick Earl "Junior" Hinkle Jr., 75, of Petersburg, died Nov. 17, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Born Aug. 27, 1926, in Dorcas, he was the son of Rosetta (Sites) Hinkle of Petersburg and the late Frederick E. Hinkle.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife of 51 years, Eleanor (Layton) Hinkle, resident of Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg; one son, Freddy A. Hinkle and wife, Doris, of Petersburg; one daughter, Mona Ketterman and husband, Kenny, of Moorefield; four sisters, Lorraine Fisher and Irene Kite, both of Moorefield, Shirley Hinkle and Ilene Weese, both of Petersburg; one brother, Lawrence "Buzz" Hinkle of Petersburg; seven grandchildren, Kim (Ketterman) Hedrick, Kent Ketterman, Carla Hinkle, J.R. Hinkle, Whitney Hinkle, Stephanie Hinkle and Jacob Hinkle; two great-grandchildren, Katelyn Hedrick and Carmen Ketterman and Wayne Weese of Petersburg, who was like a brother and faithful employee.

Funeral services were Nov. 20, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in North Mill Creek Cemetery, Dorcas. (11/20)

Joseph Arthur Kerns, 83, of Morgantown, died Nov. 17, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Born March 4, 1918, in Preston County, he was the son of the late Charles Garrett and Dessie Cress Kerns. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn M. Kerns in 1988.

He is survived by two sons, Gerald Lee Kerns Sr. of Petersburg, and William Arthur Kerns of Romney; one stepdaughter, Marion Virginia McDonald of Morgantown; nine grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 20, at the Hastings Funeral Home chapel, Morgantown, with interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Kingwood. (11/20)

Allan Wayne Yokum, 39, of Keyser, died Nov. 18, at Nella's Nursing Home, Elkins.

Born Aug. 29, 1962, in Martinsburg, he was the son of Bernice (Heavener) Yokum of Maysville and the late Dwight Wilson Yokum.

Besides his mother, he is survived by one sister, Deborah K. Chapman of Fredericksburg, Va., and one niece, Charity Hope Chapman of Richmond, Va.

Funeral services were Nov. 20, at Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, withinterment in Kline Cemetery, Upper Tract. (11/20)

Miss Alice Gertrude Keplinger, 84, of Petersburg and formerly of Maysville, died Nov. 4, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since April 6, 1987.

Born Oct. 19, 1917, in Maysville, she was the daughter of the late Jefferson Otterbein and Mary Catherine (Keplinger) Keplnger.

She is survived by two sisters, Nettie K. Secrist of Petersburg and Mary V. Bobo of Maysville and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 7, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Keplinger Family Cemetery, Maysville. (11/13)

Mrs. Mildred Susan (Schell) Inskeep, 87, of Medley, died Nov. 5, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md. She had been a resident of Moran Manor, Westernport, Md., since August.

Born June 26, 1914, in Medley, she was the daughter of the late Issac Thornton and Lillie Otha (Lewis) Schell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Inskeep, whom she married Oct. 19, 1945.

She is survived by one son, Colonel William Inskeep of Roc-kville, Md.; one daughter, Susan (Inskeep) Gray of Burke, Va.; one sister, Ada Mae Hodgson of Satellite Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren, Thomas S. Gray of Orlando, Fla., Andrew T. Gray of Harrisonburg, Va., Emily S. Gray, Sarah I. Gray and Rebecca D. Gray, all of Burke and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 8, at the Petersburg Presbyterian Church, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney. (11/13)

Mrs. Alyce Kathryn Jones, 97, of Baker, died Nov. 7, at E.A. Hawse Continuous Care Center, Baker.

Born Sept. 2, 1904, in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter of late John Fitzgerald and Grace Lucky Kennedy. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Harold H. Horton in 1945 and Henry Jones in 1985.

She is survived by three sons, Harold H. Horton of Clearwater, Fla., Richard E. Horton of Fredericksburg, Va. and William "Bill" Horton of Star Tannery, Va.; five daughters, Helen Kinney of Florida, Nancy Landon of Tecumsuh, Mich., Dora Manwaring of Elmira, Annetta Sites of Petersburg and Shirley Grober of Indian Springs, Nev.; 66 grandchildren; 96 great-grandchildren; 58 great-great-grandchildren and six great-great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the McKee Funeral Home, Baker. (11/13)

Clifford Harley Eskew, 88, of Arthur, died Nov. 9, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Oct. 17, 1913, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Calvert Nelson and Bertha Ellen (Dunlap) Eskew. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Anna G. (Dunlap) Eskew, March 19, 1993.

He is survived by three sons, Larry D. Eskew of Bethel, Ohio, David H. Eskew of Manchester, Ohio, and Joseph N. Eskew of Arthur; three daughters, Gloria D. Ulrich of Higginsport, Ohio, Martha L. Britt of Petersburg, and Janet M. Grooms of South Shore, Ky.; one nephew whom they raised, Freddy Mitchell of Felicity, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 13, at Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (11/13)

Norma Gum Ketterman, 80, of Harrisonburg, Va., and formerly of Petersburg, died Nov. 9, 2001, at Oak Lea Nursing Home in Harrisonburg.

Born Aug. 28, 1921, in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Gilbert and Daisy Elizabeth (Gum) Ketterman.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara K. McDonald and husband, Donald, of Harrisonburg, and Lana J. Barnes of Petersburg; one sister, Mary A. Mongold of Petersburg; five grandchildren, Lisa (and Rich) Lantz, Mark (and Kristie) McDonald, Tammy D. (and Billy) Reed, Melanie F. Walters and Randy Lee Walters; seven great-grandchildren, Tyler Lantz, Garrett Lantz, Dylan Lantz, Tristan McDonald, Felicia Reed, Dylan Reed and Brittany Reed; and cousin Ann C. "Pat" Kline of Waynesboro, Va.

Funeral services were Nov. 11, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (11/13)

Dalmer Lee Bollman Sr., 52, of Moorefield, died Oct. 21, at his residence.

Born Feb. 1, 1949, in Roaring Springs, Pa., he was the son of Harry and Mary (Decker) Bollman of Roaring Springs.

Besides his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Mary Kathern Bollman of Pennsylvania; two sons, Jeff Bollman and Dalmer Bollman Jr., both of Pennsylvania; three sisters, Grace Evans of Loysburg, Pa., Dolly Glass of Roaring Springs and Carlene DePiro of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Robert Bollman of Augusta, Roger Bollman of Hollidaysburg, Pa. and Rick Bollman of Altonia, Pa.; and one grandchild.

The Moorefield Veterans Honor Guard conducted a memorial service, Oct. 24.

Funeral services were Oct. 25 at the Elmore-Chambers Funeral Home, Moorefield. (11/6)

Austin Mearl Hall, 86, of Buckhannon and formerly of Petersburg, died Oct. 29, at his residence.

Born Oct. 29, 1915, in Hardy County, he was the son of the late Augusta "Gus" Reedy and Edna Clara (Rumers) Hall.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Eunice V. (Barb) Hall; five sons, Marvin Hall and Raymond Hall, both of Buckhannon, Austin Hall Jr. of Piney, Norman Hall of Martinsburg and Roger Hall of Antioch; two daughters, Mae Arnold of Grafton and Hope Harper of Buckhannon; two brothers, Glenn Hall of Petersburg and Clifton Hall of Elkton, Md.; two sisters, Ruth Swick of Petersburg and Susan George of Kearneysville; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 1, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Newhouse Cemetery, Rig. (11/6)

Bunis Alonzo Stump, 88, of Franklin, died Nov. 1, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born June 25, 1913, at Smoke Hole, he was the son of the late Adam Grant and Martha Jane (Kimble) Stump.

He is survived by one sister, Rhoda Bolin of Petersburg; one brother, Ersel Grant Stump of Martinsburg; four nieces and four nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 5, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. Military graveside services were conducted by various military organizations of Grant County. (11/6)

Mrs. Tiny Helen (Arbogast) Borror, 77, of Petersburg and formerly of Onego, died Nov. 2, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins. She had been a resident of Nella's Nursing Home, Elkins, for the past two years.

Born Feb. 5, 1924, in Roaring Creek, Onego, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Alice (Helmick) Arbogast. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Orville Borror, July 16, 1980.

She is survived by two sons, Roger Lee Heavener of Petersburg and Robert C. Borror of Huntington; two daughters, Mary Alice Hawks of Seneca Rocks and Ruthie Elaine Michalides of Maysville; two sisters, Nola Dolly of Keyser and Clara McCoy of Cumberland, Md.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 5, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Arbogast Cemetery on Roaring Creek, Onego. (11/6)

O. Wallace Hanlin, 76, of Mount Storm, died Nov. 2, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born April 12, 1925, in Mount Storm, he was the son of the late Obed and Laverna (Steyer) Hanlin.

He is survived by his wife, Francis E. (Bittinger) Hanlin, whom he married Nov. 5, 1954; one niece, Ellen Hanlin of Mount Storm; two nephews, Robert Parks of Scherr and John Parks of Montgomery and two great-nephews, Bruce Parks of Leesburg, Va. and Brad Parks of Scherr.

At his request, his body was donated for medical research. Memorial services were Nov. 11., at the Mount Storm United Methodist Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, Md. (11/6)

William Harvey "Bill" Ours, 94, of Petersburg, died Nov. 3, at the Grant County Nursing Home, where he had resided since July 26, 1991.

Born Aug. 9, 1907, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Adam H. "Tack" and Cletus Katherine (Smith) Ours. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rose Nell (Jordan) Ours Sawyer, Oct. 11, 1985.

He is survived by one son, Virgil William Ours of Hartwood, Va.; one brother, Vexie Ours of Petersburg; five grandchildren, Star Severns, Valerie Macaluso, James Ours, Katherine Brockway and Angel Ours; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews including, Georgeanna Patch and John "Skip" Ours, both of Petersburg and Addie Bowser of Clarksville, Pa.

Funeral services were Nov. 6, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (11/6)

October

Marion Roszel Grandison, 63, of Bridgeport, Conn., and formerly of Petersburg, died Oct. 20, at Astoria Park Nursing Home in Bridgeport.

Born Jan. 19, 1938, in Wardensville, he was the son of Mary Elizabeth (Payne) Grandison of Wardensville and the late Homer Richard Grandison. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sandra E. (Price) Grandison, March 17.

Surviving are two daughters, Lorrie Brooks and husband Allen, and Gina Grandison, all of Bridgeport; three brothers, Eddie Richard Grandison and wife Anna of Strasburg, Va., Maynard Robertson Grandison of Winchester, Va. and Norman Beverly Grandison and wife Alma of Wardensville; one sister, Hazel Mae Redman and husband the Rev. Calvin Redman of Petersburg; one grandson, Roszel Bradley Grandison; two granddaughters, Jessica Brooks and Taylor Jean-Gulliam; one great-granddaughter, Elyssa Brooks; many nieces and nephews and special friends.

Funeral services were Oct. 24, at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, was in charge of arrangements. (10/30)

Mrs. Virgie Jane (Puffenbarger) Cosner, 88, of Corinth, died Oct. 22, at Garrett Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Md.

Born Oct. 24, 1912, at Elk Garden, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Edith (White) Puffenbarger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Guy H. Cosner in 1985.

She is survived by five sons, the Rev. Bruce Cosner of Petersburg, Thomas Cosner of Crellin, Md., Lawrence Cosner of Lock Lynn, Md., Gary Cosner of Piedmont and Russell Cosner of Fall Brook, Calif.; four daughters, Belvia Lewis of Corinth, Cellie Paugh of Mount Storm, Martha Myers of Romney and Mildred Rexroad of Swanton; one sister, Ethel Timbrook of Romney; two half sisters, Mabel Vance of Petersburg and Jean Alt of Baltimore, Md.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Oct. 26, at the Durst Funeral Home chapel, Oakland, with interment in Terra Alta Cemetery. (10/30)

Mrs. Anna Gertrude Martin, 87, of Petersburg, and formerly of Kimberly, died Oct. 23, at the Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, after an extended illness.

Born Jan. 16, 1914, in Lookout, she was the daughter of the late Buhel Bert and Elizabeth (Ashley) Buckland. Preceding her in death besides her parents were her husband, Rev. Dillard Lee Martin in 1960; three brothers, Lionel Buckland, Houston Buckland and John Clarence Buckland; and one sister, Dorotha Doyle.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Rhonda Martin of Ft. Myers, Fla.; three daughters, Sharon and Doug Matheny of Charleston, Donna Lynn Hinkle of Richmond, Va. and Sandra and Ronald Young of Petersburg; nine grandchildren, Paula Lipscomb, Anna Perdue, Chuck Martin, Thomas and Jonathan Elgin, Douglas Matheny, Cynthia Hinkle, Debra Otey and Benjamin Young; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 26, at Potomac Valley Baptist Church. The body was taken to the O'Dell Funeral Home in Montgomery where the family received friends. Graveside services were Oct. 27, at the Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, was in charge of arrangements. (10/30)

Mrs. Debbie J. (Pritts) Bailey, 40, of Arthur, died Oct. 24, at her residence.

Born Dec. 19, 1960, at Keyser, she was the daughter of Virginia M. (Moorehead) Pritts of Bloomington, Md., and the late Richard F. "Hunch" Pritts Sr.

Besides her mother, she is survived by three daughters, Melissa Bailey of Fort Ashby, Kimberly Bailey of Hambleton and Pamela Bailey of Petersburg; one son, DeWayne Bailey of Keyser; two brothers, Richard F. Pritts Jr. of New Market, Md., and Robert Lee Pritts of Keyser; three sisters, Kathy Shillingburg and Karen McKone, both of Keyser, and Lynn Baker of Bloomington; two grandsons, Robert Camren Aronhalt and Devin Michael Nine and numerous nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, there will be no funeral service. Graveside committal services will be private for the family. Interment will be in the Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser chapel. (10/30)

Clyde Elwood "Brovie" Hines Jr., 31, of Maysville, died Oct. 24, in Maysville.

Born June 5, 1970, in Baltimore, he was the son of Clyde E. and Eileen M. (Dolly) Hines of Maysville.

Besides his parents, he is survived by: one sister, Judy Poore of Maysville; paternal grandmother, Vina C. Hines of Dorcas; maternal grandmother, Katherine Dolly of Petersburg; one niece, Jaclyn Poore; one nephew, James Poore Jr. and several aunts, uncles and cou-sins.

Funeral services were Oct. 27, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Maysville Cemetery, Maysville. (10/30)

Vernon Gilbert Barr, 79, of Rig, died Oct. 27, at his residence.

Born March 5, 1922, in Hardy County, he was the son of the late Walter G. and Laura (Hines) Barr and stepmother, Nina Barr.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Idella (Thorne) Barr, whom he married Oct. 31, 1943; two daughters, Donna Myers and husband Victor, of Rig, and Deloris Clark and husband Paul, of Lahmansville; one son, David G. Barr and wife Velva, of Waynesboro, Va.; six sisters, Virginia Evans and Odessa Hedrick, both of Moorefield, Georgiana Sherman of Rig, Ramona Evans of Maysville, and Nola Jean George and Mary Ann Heilman, both of Petersburg; two brothers, William Barr of Cumberland Nursing Home, Cumberland, Md., and Donald Barr of Petersburg; seven grandchildren, Chuck Myers, Jeff Myers, Brian Myers, Carla Barr, David Barr, Tommy Clark and Christy Clark; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and lots of friends.

Funeral services were Oct. 30, at the Schaffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (10/30)

Mrs. Ethel Christine (Mongold) Burgess, 92, of Maysville and more recently of the Grant County Nursing Home since Dec. 24, 1996, died Oct. 28, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Nov. 5, 1908, in South Fork, she was the daughter of the late Ashby and Edith (Coffman) Mongold and stepmother Olive (Wolfe) Mongold. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Burgess, Feb. 12, 1995.

She is survived by one son, Donald Burgess of Maysville; four daughters, Goldie M. Berg and Frances Hinton, both of Maysville, Jean Cloer of Union Grove, N.C., and Judy Kimble of Lahmansville; two half sisters, Nellie Miller and Edna Kibler, both of Moorefield; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one step great-granddaughter; three stepgreat-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Oct. 31, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (10/30)

Mrs. Betty Lou (Canan) Wolford, 59, of Burlington, died Oct. 14, at her home.

Born Jan. 22, 1942, at Burlington, she was the daughter of the late Marvin Edward and Etta Mae (Smith) Canan.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Roy Dailey Wolford; one son, James D. Wolford of Antioch; two daughters, Tambi G. Davey and Trina K. Bowman, both of Burlington; four brothers, George Canan, Roger Canan, Marvin E. Canan and Robert S. Canan, all of Burlington; two sisters, Glenda Mae Canan of Burlington and Barbara Ann Heishman of Delray; six grandchildren, Jamion and Benjamin Wolford, Amber, Jessica and Erica Bowman and Travis Kidwell; three aunts, Esta Nabors, Edna Mays and Martha Hott; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Oct. 18, at the Burlington Union Church, with interment in Canan Family Cemetery, Burlington.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel. (10/23)

Mrs. Mayselle (Harman) Zopfi, 95, of Maysville, died Oct. 15, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Oct. 28, 1905, in Riverton, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Elizabeth "Betty" (Bland) Harman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William P. Zopfi, Jan. 8, 1978.

She is survived by four sisters, Pauline Hall and Ruth Thomas, both of Baltimore, Md., Clemence Courtney of Pawtucket, R.I., and Claudia Hope George of Maysville; one brother, Lynn D. Harman of Maysville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Oct. 18, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with graveside services at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Westover. (10/23)

Mrs. Irene Edna (Donaldson) Bosley Heavener, 87, of Maysville, and formerly of Mount Storm, died Oct. 18, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born March 14, 1914, in Wolburn, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Albert Emory and Mary Katherine (Long) Donaldson. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Gerald Vausie Bosley in 1990.

She is survived by her second husband, Charles G. Heavener, whom she married Oct. 24, 1998; two sons, Donald E. Bosley of Mount Storm, and Ronnie D. Bosley of Arthur; three daughters, Bonnie L. Kisamore of Arthur, and Sandy Sutton and Teresa Cosner, both of Mount Storm; two stepsons; three stepdaughters; 10 grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 14 stepgreat-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 21, at the Potomac Valley Baptist Church, with interment in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Maysville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (10/23)

Carl L. Yankee, 70, of Mount Storm, died Oct. 19, at his residence.

Born Jan. 16, 1931, at Martin, he was the son of the late Henry and Cora (Arnold) Yankee.

He is survived by one son, Lynn A. Rhodes of Mount Storm.

Graveside services were Oct. 23, at Knobley Cemetery, Martin.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel. (10/23)

Mrs. Darlene M. Wagner, 40, of Petersburg, and formerly of Rowlesburg, died Oct. 9, at her residence.

Born April 11, 1961, in Rowlesburg, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Martha (Rosier) Poling.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph J. Wagner of Petersburg; one daughter, Elizabeth Moats of Petersburg; two sons, Donald Moats of Petersburg and William Moats, at home; two brothers, Gary Poling of Kingwood and Clifford Poling of Oklahoma; one sister, Helen Poling of Rowlesburg; and two grandchildren, Daton Moats and Samantha Moats.

Funeral services were Oct. 11, at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home chapel, Terra Alta, with interment in the Etam Cemetery, Rowlesburg. (10/16)

Mrs. Mary Mae Metz, 63, of Upper Tract, died Oct. 10, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.

Born April 20, 1938, in Brushy Run, she was the daughter of the late Charles G. and Goldie Margaret (Alt) Borror. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Andrew Metz in 1981.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Grimes of Point Marion, Pa. and Judy Ann Metz of Upper Tract; one son, Ronnie Ray Metz of Brandywine; five sisters, Virginia Lantz of Timberville, Va., June Palmer of Culver, Ind., Jane Bennett of Morgantown, Jeannie Dove of Shenandoah, Va. and Ruby Sites of Petersburg; five brothers, Patrick Borror of St. Mary's, Emmett Daniel Borror of Harrisonburg, Billy Wayne Borror and Bruce Borror, both of Upper Tract and Guy Junior Borror of Mountain City, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 13, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in Wilson Chapel Cemetery, Upper Tract. (10/16)

Kenneth Alexander Perdue, 51, of Dorcas and formerly of Alderson, died Oct. 11, at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

Born Aug. 20, 1950, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Shelby M. and Thelma Mae (Jackson) Perdue.

He is survived by his wife, Ann J. (Basham) Perdue; three daughters, Kellie L. Godby of Berkeley Springs, Angela C. Piner of Alderson, and Patricia S. Meadows of Beckley; one sister, Judy G. Moyer of Bloomingrose; three brothers, Shelby Gene Perdue and Leonard Joe Perdue, both of Bloomingrose, and Ronnie Perdue of Drawdy; and six grandchildren, Joshua Piner, Norman Piner III, Brandon Lee Piner, Tracie Godby, Sarah Godby and Franklin Godby.

At his request, his body was cremated.

Funeral services were Oct. 12, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. (10/16)

Mrs. Mary (Harman) Teter, 89, of Seneca Rocks, died Thursday, Oct. 11, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Feb. 18, 1912, at Laneville, she was the daughter of the late Asa Harman Jr. and Elizabeth (Ketterman) Harman.

She is survived by her husband, Guy Teter, whom she married July 11, 1947; two daughters, Mary Jo Heier of State College, Pa., and Patricia Ann Long of Elkins; one son, Ronald A. Teter of Seneca Rocks; one sister, Ova Wellman of Huntington; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 15, at the Harman Church of the Brethren, with interment in Harman Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin. (10/16)

Mrs. Cecilia "Sis" Bently Koneful, 76, of Maysville, died Oct. 1, at her residence.

Born Oct. 4, 1924, in Camden, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Herbert D. and Patricia (Broadwater) Vickers. She was the last member of her immediate family.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Chester H. Koneful; three sons, Robert C. Koneful of South Bend, Ind., Chester H. Koneful Jr. of Deptford, N.J., and Thomas Koneful of Berlin, N.J.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 4, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Maysville Cemetery, Maysville. (10/9)

Mrs. Debbie Marie (Zirk) Lamma, 37, of Arthur, died Oct. 1, as result of an automobile accident near Arthur.

Born July 12, 1964, in Leesburg, Va., she was the daughter of Mary (McDonald) Zirk of Arthur, and the late John W. Zirk. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Dean Lamma in 1994.

Besides her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Lindsie Dora Lamma and Cassandra Nicole Lamma, both at home; three sisters, Judy Perez of Edinburg, Va., Sylvia Naugle of East Berlin, Pa., and Edith Valentin of New Oxford, Pa.; one brother, John W. Zirk Jr. of Woodstock, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Oct. 4, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (10/9)

Mrs. Eula Adaline (Cleaver) Thorne, 80, of Petersburg, died Oct. 2, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since Feb. 27, 1998.

Born Aug. 28, 1921, in Rough Run, she was the daughter of the late George Thompson and Bessie (Wilkins) Cleaver. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard J. Thorne, Oct. 8, 1975.

She is survived by one daughter, Eulajean "Jean" Sites of Moorefield; two sons, Edward T. Thorne of Dorcas, and Kenneth R. Thorne of Petersburg; two sisters, Faye Meager of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mernie Secreti of Interlachen, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 9, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Sites-Cleaver Cemetery, Rough Run. (10/9)

Melvin C. Borror, 81, of Burlington, died Oct. 4, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser.

Born Feb. 20, 1920, at Landes, he was the son of the late Jesse and Rebecca A. (Ayres) Borror.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel L. (Hedrick) Borror; two sons, Curtis J. Borror and Carl H. Borror, both of Burlington; one daughter, Iva J. Poling of Burlington; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 8, at the Bonneview Apostolic Chapel, with interment in the Borror Family Cemetery, Burlington.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington chapel. (10/9)

Hershel Odale Kitzmiller, 88, of Bismarck, died Oct. 5, at the Veterans Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born May 18, 1913, in Elk Garden, he was the son of the late David and Mary Alice (Hawk) Kitzmiller.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elsie (Cosner) Kitzmiller; three daughters, Joanna Cramer and husband, Jack, and Linda Kline and husband, David, all of Bismarck, and Ruth Jenks and husband, Doug, of Manquin, Va.; one brother, Jesse Kitzmiller of Mount Storm; two sisters, Connie Kitzmiller of Mount Storm, and Vauda (Kitzmiller) Wilkins of Keyser; two granddaughters, Michelle Owen and Catherine Owen; three stepgrandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Oct. 8, at Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, with interment in Locust Grove Cemetery, Bismarck. Military graveside services were conducted by the combined veterans' organizations of Grant County.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (10/9)

John Grove Turner, 82, of Petersburg, died Oct. 6, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Aug. 19, 1919, in Arthur, he was the son of the late Elmer and Katie R. (Baldwin) Turner.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Aretta M. (Veach) Turner; one son, Roger C. Turner of Hagerstown, Md.; one daughter, Bernadette Major of York, Pa.; his stepmother, Edith L. (Pratt) Turner Woerner of Moorefield; one half sister, Mary Alice Hyre of Moorefield; four grandchildren, Bradley Burke of Windsor, Pa., Brian Burke of York, Tanya Turner of Slippery Rock, Pa. and Adam Turner of Lancaster, Pa.; and seven great-grandchildren.

At his request, his body has been cremated.

Memorial mass was Oct. 9, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Petersburg. Military rites were performed by combined veterans' organizations of Grant County. Interment was in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (10/9)

Roy Dayton Armentrout, 84, of Franklin, died Sept. 24, at his residence.

Born Dec. 9, 1916, in Kline, he was the son of the late Charles Dayton and Eva Janie (Harman) Armentrout.

He is survived by his wife, Olive Ruth (Dove) Armentrout, whom he married Aug. 30, 1947; one daughter, Brenda Haas of Harrisonburg, Va.; one sister, Shirley Ours of Dorcas; three brothers, Harman Armentrout of Baltimore, Clyde Armentrout of Kline, and Loy Armentrout of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and one granddaughter, Olivia Haas of Harrisonburg.

Funeral services were Sept. 27, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin. Military graveside services were conducted by veterans organizations of Grant County. Masonic graveside services were conducted by Pendleton Lodge #144 AF&AM. (10/2)

Mrs. Elizabeth (Garber) Sites, 87, of Petersburg, died Sept. 24, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since July 31, 2000.

Born June 2, 1914, in Harrisonburg, Va., she was the daughter of the late Peter Isaac and Lillie F. (Cline) Garber. On June 8, 1933, she married Forrest M. Sites who preceded her in death Jan. 3, 1990.

She is survived by two sons, Roger A. Sites of Warrenton, Va., and Robert F. Sites of Cabins; one brother, Cline Garber of Petersburg; four grandchildren, Shandra F. Harcarik of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jason R. Sites of Petersburg, Jodi Elizabeth DeHaven of Cleveland, Ohio, and Shalet A. Sites of Warrenton; one great-grandson, Michael Harcarik; and two stepgranddaughters, Karen Moyer of Charlotte, N.C., and Kristin Kane of New York City.

Funeral services were Sept. 27, at the Petersburg Memorial Church of the Brethren, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Garden, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (10/2)

Robert Bernard "Chuck" Goldizen, 83, of Maysville, died Sept. 25, at Cortland Acres Nursing Home, Thomas.

Born June 9, 1918, at Jordan Run, he was the son of the late Aaron and Lura (Barger) Goldizen. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Irene (Feaster) Goldizen, Nov. 30, 1988.

He is survived by three sons, Larry Robert Goldizen of Cumberland, Md., Steve George Goldizen and Terry Allen Goldizen, both of Maysville; one daughter, Sandra Kay Hedrick of Maysville; one brother, Arthur Goldizen of Maysville; two sisters, Rose Feaster of Maysville, and Rhoda Warner of Petersburg; six grandchildren, Teresa Harper, Amy Vance, Charlotte Brown, Stephanie Sharpless, Kimberly Goldizen and Robert A. Goldizen; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 28, at the Jordan Run Union Church, Maysville, with interment in the Goldizen Family Cemetery, Maysville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (10/2)

Arthur Edward "Mike" Kessel, 69, of Williamsport, died Sept. 26, at his residence.

Born Nov. 21, 1931, in Scherr, he was the son of Alice M. (Wolfe) Kessel, resident of the Grant County Nursing Home, and the late Arthur E. Kessel.

He is survived by one daughter, Maria (Kessel) Clark and husband, Lysle, of Williamsport; two sons, Michael E. Kessel and wife, Brenda, and Todd A. Kessel and wife, Becky, all of Williamsport; mother of children, Phyllis K. Cessna of Martinsburg; two brothers, L. Keith Wolfe of Petersburg, and Harold J. "Donnie" Kessel of William-sport; six grandchildren, Shannon L. Kessel, Lindsey M. Kessel, Tara M. Clark, Kevin R. Clark, Cameron L. Kessel and Shayla L. Kessel; one great-granddaughter, Sydney Elizabeth Beach; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were Sept. 30, at the Petersburg First Baptist Church, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. Military rites were performed by combined veteran organizations of Grant County.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (10/2)

Miss Anna Jean Evans, 74, of Scherr, died Sept. 27, at Dawn View Center, Fort Ashby.

Born Aug. 1, 1927, in Greenland, she was the only child of the late Haven F. and Jessie O. (Kessel) Evans.

She is survived by many cousins, including Grant Edward Kimble, who resided with her and had been her strong right arm in operation of the general store.

Funeral services were Sept. 30, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Maysville Cemetery, Maysville. (10/2)

September

Don Rawlings Combs, 69, of Great Falls, Va., and formerly of Needmore, died Sept. 17, at Columbia-Reston Hospital.

Born June 5, 1932, in Needmore, he was the son of the late William H. and Orlena (Wilson) Combs. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Edna C. Combs.

He is survived by three daughters, Dianna Curry of Bluemont, Va., Peggy Combs of Richmond, Va., and Deborah McGuinn of Great Falls; one son, Ray Combs of Great Falls; two stepdaughters, Ethel Welder of Landover, Md., and Edna Germaroth of Nokesville, Va.; three stepsons, James Muth of Gaithersburg, Md., Raymond Muth Sr. of Ashburn, Va., and Ronald Muth of Sterling, Va.; one brother, Roy V. Combs of Bunker Hill; two sisters, Mabel George of Petersburg, and Pauline Pratt of Moorefield; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 15 stepgrandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were Sept. 20, at the Adams-Green Funeral Home, Herndon, Va, with interment in Chestnut Grove Cemetery. (9/25)

Mrs. Louise Felta Harman, 92, of Petersburg, died Sept. 18, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since Jan. 4, 1995.

Born Oct. 4, 1908, in Mineral County, she was the daughter of the late Reginald and Amelia Katherine (Liller) Tucker Kissinger. She was the stepdaughter of the late Ernest Kissinger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Preston Howard Harman, Sept. 8, 1965 and whom she married Sept. 25, 1940.

She is survived by one son, Stephen Howard Harman of Dorcas.

Eastern Star conducted services Sept. 19, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.

Funeral services were Sept. 20, at the Main Street United Methodist Church, withInterment was in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (9/25)

Judge Robert B. Mathias, 85, of Wardensville, died Sept. 18, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born June 28, 1916, in Shepherdstown, he was the son of the late Floyd B. and Cora Lee (Hawse) Mathias. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn (Chandler) Mathias, Feb. 4, whom he married Feb. 17, 1943, in Albany, Ga.

He is survived by two brothers, Donald O. Mathias of Petersburg, and John Mathias of Falls Church, Va.

Funeral services were Sept. 22, at the Faith Mission Church, with interment in the Greenwood Cemetery, Lost River. Military rites were accorded by the Hardy County veterans' groups.

Arrangements were under the direction by the Loy-Giffin Funeral Home, Wardensville. (9/25)

Olin Edwin Alexander, 85, of Franklin and formerly of Upper Tract, died Sept. 21, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Oct. 18, 1915, in Mozer, he was the son of the late Samuel Edwin and Alice (Ketterman) Alexander. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Maude (Mongold) Alexander in 1973.

He is survived by two daughters, Carol Crites and Ressie Chavis, both of Cherry Valley, Calif.; two sons, Arthur Alexander of Upper Tract, and Dennis Miller of Petersburg; one sister, Mayme Boatman of Cherry Valley; one brother, Leason Alexander of Cereda; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 25, at South Mill Creek Church of the Brethren, with interment in the Alexander Family Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (9/25)

The Rev. Charles S. Thompson Jr., 76, of Barboursville, died Sept. 21, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.

Born May 15, 1925, in Mountain Lake Park, Md., he was the son of the late Charles S. and Effie (Schaeffer) Thompson.

He is survived by his wife, Alma Lou (Jeffers) Thompson, whom he married May 31, 1950, who had been his faithful companion 51 years; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles Jeffers "Jeff" and Kathy Thompson of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren, Bryan Edmond and Jordan Thompson; and several cousins including J. Blaine Schaeffer and Mary Elizabeth Shobe, both of Petersburg, and Hilda Steyer of Upland, Ind.

Service of Celebration was Sept. 23, at Forrest Burdette U.M. Church, Hurricane. Interment was Sept. 24, at Mount Storm Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Henson Funeral Home, Barboursville. (9/25)

Edward Charles Jones, 79, of Maysville and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Sept. 10, in Fallings Water.

Born Oct. 22, 1921, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Jason E. Jones and Addie (Wilhide) Meushaw. He was also preceded in death July 14, 1995 by his first wife, Eva M. (Cordell) Jones, whom he married May 28, 1942.

He is survived by his second wife, Mary J. (Monn) Hadley Jones, whom he married Sept. 14, 1996; one son, Charles E. Jones of Baltimore; three daughters, Karen S. Faulls of Abingdon, Md., Charlene E. Haupt of Bel Air, Md., Kathleen S. Lumsden of Baltimore; one stepdaughter, Mary Toms of Waynesboro; one stepson, Clarence L. Hadley of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; one sister, Lorraine Cammerate of Edgewood, Md.; one half sister, Vivian Gibble of Shade Gap, Pa.; two half brothers, Glenn Jones of Washington, D.C., anad Carl Jones of Chambersburg, Pa.; stepmother Rose Jones of Chambersburg; 11 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 13, at the Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home chapel, Waynesboro. Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 14, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Forest Hill, Md. (9/18)

Mrs. Helen (Mouse) Sites, 80, of Petersburg, died Sept. 12, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since Dec. 18, 2000.

Born Jan. 6, 1921, in Pansy, she was the daughter of the late Daniel W. and Maysell (Smith) Mouse.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Alva A. Sites.

Funeral services were Sept. 14, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (9/18)

Mrs. Maude Irene Lease, 86, of Keyser, died Sept. 5, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md.

Born Nov. 12, 1914, in Grant County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Rachael (Rohrbaugh) Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Noah W. Lease, Dec. 20, 1986.

She is survived by three sons, Lawrence Lease of Westernport, the Rev. Martin Lease of Wellsburg, and Ernest Lease of Mount Summit, Ind.; one daughter, Glenna Heavener of Keyser; two stepsons, Owen Lease of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Edward Lease of Versailles, Ohio; four sisters, Charlotte Martin of Petersburg, Maxine Heavener of Manassas, Va., Elsie Hawk of Augusta, Ga., and Pauline Berg of Maysville; four brothers, Virgil Davis of Brucetown, Va., Glenn Davis of Keyser, Paul David of Tempe, Ariz., and Alvin Davis of Maysville; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 9, at First Assembly of God Church, Westernport, with interment in Mineral Baptist Cemetery, near Keyser.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport. (9/11)

Mrs. Mabel Esther (Crites) Biser, 91, of New Creek, died Aug. 24.

Born June 8, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Eugene O. and Nannie Blanche (Rotruck) Reel. Twice married, she was also preceded in death by both husbands, H. Paige Crites and Charles "Pete" Biser.

Surviving are three daughters, Elva E. Mercer of Youngstown, Ohio, Dorothy D. Barrick and Katie Berg, both of Keyser; two sons, Ludwig L. Crites of New Creek and H. Paige Crites Jr. of Rawlings, Md. one stepdaughter, Diann Corbin of Atwood; one stepson, Charles K. Biser of Keyser; one brother, David R. Reel of Marion, Va.; 29 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and a large number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 27, at the Smith Funeral Home chapel, Keyser, with interment in the Elijah High Cemetery, Purgitsville. (9/4)

Mrs. Dorothy M. Sites, 85, of Franklin, died, Aug. 27, at the Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.

Born July 26, 1916, at Whitmer, she was the daughter of the late Sunday and Pearl (Humphrey) Dolly. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Osce Sites in November 1963. They were married in 1930.

She is survived by three daughters, Bernice Shrader of Petersburg, Shirley Kutz of Fredricksburg, Va. and Shelva Propst of La Plata, Md.; two sons, Blake Sites of Fairfax, Va. and Bobby Sites of Dover, Del.; twin sisters, Ruth Long of Whitmer and Ruby Dolly of Riverton; four brothers, Clifford Dolly of Valley Bend, Eugene Dolly of Belington, Mike Dolly of Whitmer and Jack Dolly of Ripley; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Sept. 29, at the North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. (9/4)

August

Mrs. Delores Mae (Rohrbaugh) Lockley, 68, of Petersburg, died Aug. 15, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Aug. 13, 1933, in New Creek, she was the daughter of the late Alvin Owen and Katie Rosalie (O'Brien) Rohrbaugh.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna Lynn Smith of Maysville, and Vickie Rachelle Thorne of Rig; four sons, Donald Eugene Rohrbaugh, Tony Wayne Rohrbaugh and James Thomas "Tom" Lockley, all of Petersburg, and Edward Wayne Rohrbaugh of Cabins; two sisters, Shirley Keplinger of Petersburg, and Patricia Hedrick of Upper Tract; two brothers, Clarence Everly Rohrbaugh and Bill David Rohrbaugh, both of Petersburg; six grandchildren Michael Rohrbaugh, Shawn Rohrbaugh, Shane Rohrbaugh, Justin Lockley, Derek Lockley and Michelle (Rohrbaugh) Oates; two stepgrandchildren, Shawna Parsons and Jimi Parsons; and two great-grandchildren, Jordan Rohrbaugh and Halley Armentrout.

Funeral services were Aug. 17, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (8/28)

Mrs. Ruth (Shaffer) Carter, 92, of Clearwater, Fla., and formerly of Grant County, died Aug. 18, at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater.

Born Oct. 27, 1908, in Masonsville, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Samuel and Ida Virginia (Whetzel) Shaffer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Hill Carter.

She is survived by one son, Robert A. Carter of Fort Myers, Fla.; two sisters, Nina Davis of Pinckney, Mich., and Onnie Cooper of Clearwater; one grandson, Cole Carter of Sunnyvale, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 21, at the Shaffer Funeral Home chapel, Romney, with interment in Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney. (8/28)

Tommie Morris Jr., 53, of Petersburg, died Aug. 21, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Feb. 10, 1948, in Charlottesvile, Va., he was the son of the late Tommie Morris Sr. and Elsie (Williams) Morris.

He is survived by one daughter, Ashley Noel Rohrbaugh of Petersburg; five sisters, Betty Knight, Shirley Smith and Frances Brown of Ruckersville, Va., Virginia Shifflett of Standardsville, Va., and Linda Knapp of Barboursville, Va.; and two brothers, Jim Morris of Fishersville, Va., and Newton Morris of Ruckersville.

Funeral services were Aug. 24, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Military graveside services were conducted by the Grant County veterans organizations. (8/28)

Mrs. Mary M. Stewart, 85, of Remington, Va., and formerly of Petersburg, died Aug. 12, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser.

Born Aug. 8, 1915, at Greenland, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Sadie (Lyons) McDonald. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Pete W. Stewart, Dec. 24, 1996.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara L. Funkhouser of Remington; two brothers, Howard McDonald of California, and Olen McDonald of New Jersey; two granddaughters, Eva Van Buren of Fort Belvoir, Va., and Lisa O'Dell of Stephens City, Va.; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 15, at the Smith Funeral Home chapel, Keyser, with interment in the Maysville Cemetery, Maysville. (8/21)

Leland Thaddeus Ours, 89, of Petersburg, died Aug. 13, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born May 22, 1912, in Dorcas, he was the son of the late Clarence E. and Arletta (Crites) Ours. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lois (Feaster) Ours, May 25, 1997. He was the last member of his immediate family.

He is survived by two sons, Leland Thad Ours and wife, Nancy, and C. Fred Ours and wife, Carol, all of Petersburg; four grandsons, Joshua Ours, Tad Ours, Brian Ours and Jeremy Ours; two great-granddaughters, Kandace Ours and Libby Ours; and two great-grandsons, Dalton Ours and Joseph Ours.

Petersburg Volunteer Fire Company conducted services, Aug. 15, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg.

Funeral services were Aug. 16, at the funeral home chapel, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (8/21)

Mrs. Carrie Evelyn (Borror) Thorn, 88, of, died Aug. 15, at her home.

Born Feb. 2, 1913, in Landes, she was the daughter of the late George and Daisy Virginia (Sites) Borror.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Evers C. Thorn; seven daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley Christian and Shelby and Carl Stump, all of Moorefield, Jean and B.F. Bean of Verona, Va., Nancy and Denton Wolford of Dorcas, Norma and Dave Fulk of Fulks Run, Va., Linda and Jim Wilt of Bergton, Va., Midge and Jesse Kester of Stanton, Va.; two sisters, Nellie Turner of Petersburg, and Hazel Whetzel of Stafford, Va.; 24 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 18, at the Schaffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with interment in Newhouse Cemetery, Rig. (8/21)

William Homan "Bill" Bobo, 47, of Cabins, died Aug. 4, as the result of a drowning accident while fishing in the South Branch of the Potomac River near Moorefield.

Born Dec. 14, 1953, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Homan Smith and Mabel Virginia Bobo.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn L. (White) Bobo, whom he married Aug. 15, 1993; two sons, William Foster "Willie" Bobo of Baltimore, and Charles William Bobo of Petersburg; four daughters, Billie Jo Bennett of Lahmansville, Ashley Dawn Bobo and Roxanne Lynn Bobo, both of Baltimore, and Judy Virginia Bobo of Cabins; one stepson, Mike White of Petersburg; two stepdaughters, Jennifer Marie Dennis and Donna Jean Schoolcraft, both of Petersburg; three sisters, Betty Black of Rig, Helen Kimble of Moorefield, and Linda Keeran, address unknown; one brother, Ralph Smith of Cabins; one half sister, Mary Ann Bryant of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandsons, Nathaniel A. Humphries and Alton T. Bennett; and two stepgrandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 9, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Newhouse Cemetery, Rig. (8/14)

Ronald Edward Burgess, 56, of Maysville, died Aug. 4, as the result of a drowning accident while fishing in the South Branch of the Potomac River, two miles north of Moorefield.

Born Sept. 5, 1944, in Maysville, he was the son of Ethel (Mongold) Burgess of Petersburg, and the late Charles Burgess.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sandra (Kisamore) Burgess; one stepson, Tim Layman of Arthur; four sisters, Frances Hinton and Goldie Berg, both of Maysville, Lois Jean Cloer of Statesville, N.C., and Judy Kimble of Lahmansville; and twin brother, Donald Burgess of Maysville.

Funeral services were Aug. 10, at the Maysville Bible Brethren Church, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Arrangements were under the direction of Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (8/14)

Zac Alston Paul Alt, 3 weeks and 6 days, of Dorcas, died Sunday, Aug. 5, at his home.

Born July 9, in Petersburg, he was the son of David L. and Janice L. "Peep" (Haggerty) Alt of Dorcas.

Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother, Triston David Alt, at home; maternal grandmother, Mary Haslacker of Dorcas; maternal grandparents, Mernie and Paul Kimble of Dorcas; maternal great-grandmother, Clara Kiddy of Parkersburg; paternal grandparents, Leon and Phyllis Alt of Dorcas; paternal great-grandparents, Mervin and Georgia Stump and Cletus and Leota Thorne, all of Dorcas; several aunts and uncles, including, Robin Smith of Maysville, Scotti Haslacker, Linda Helmick, Debbie Evans, Mike Haggerty and Mike Kimble, all of Dorcas; and several great-aunts and uncles, including, Harry Haggerty Jr. of Moorefield, Kathy McConnell of Franklin, and Darlene Shepherd of Salisbury, N.C.

Funeral services were Aug. 11, at the Brake Church of the Brethren, Dorcas, with interment in Brake Cemetery, Dorcas.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (8/14)

Mrs. Pauline F. Funkhauser, 87, of Keyser and formerly of Maysville, died Aug. 5, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Dec. 22, 1913, at Martin, she was the daughter of the late Adolph and Susan Elizabeth (Smith) Rotruck. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Funkhauser, March 10, 1983.

She is survived by two sons, Charles A. Funkhouser of Remington, Va., and Lindon J. Funkhouser of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, Willie John "Bill" Rotruck of New Cummerstown, Ohio; five grandchildren, Eva VanBuren of Fort Belvoir, Va., Lisa O'Dell of Stephen City, Va., Anthony Funkhouser of Fort Hood, Texas, Elizabeth Skidmore of Glen Allen, Va., and Richard Funkhouser of Atlanta; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 11, at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, with interment in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville. (8/14)

Mrs. Mary Ellen (Alt) Sester, 76, of Baltimore, Md., and formerly of Brushy Run, died Aug. 8, at her home.

Born Feb. 16, 1925, in Brushy Run, she was the daughter of the late Scott R. and Effie (Whetzel) Alt.

She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Cline of Baltimore; two brothers, Victor Alt of Baltimore, and Archie Alt of Sparta, Mich.; two sisters, Dorothy Sears of Petersburg, and Gladys Bain of Baltimore; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 12, at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home chapel, Baltimore. Graveside services were Aug. 13, at the Alt Family Cemetery, Brushy Run. (8/14)

Robert Thomas Kessel Sr., 84, of Scherr, died Aug. 9, at his home after an extended illness.

Born Feb. 25, 1917, at Scherr, he was the son of the late Edward O. and Emma (Patch) Kessel.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Genevieve Delores (Moreland) Kessel; three sons, Robert T. Kessel Jr. and Joey Dean Kessel, both of Scherr and Daniel Edward Kessel of Maysville; two daughters, Delores Elaine Rohrbaugh of Scherr and Barbara Louise Henderson of Ashland, Va.; one brother, Ohley C. Kessel of Maysville; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 12, at the Brick Church of the Brethren, Maysville, with interment in the Kessel Family Cemetery at Scherr.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (8/14)

Miss Talia Kristen Mongold, 19, of Cabins, died Aug. 9, as a result of an automobile accident on Rt. 93 near New Creek. Her boyfriend, Bryan D. Reel, died in the same accident.

Born Jan. 7, 1982, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of Rhonda (Keplinger) and Michael J. Ours of Cabins and Gary Mongold of Dorcas.

Along with her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Nikole Ours and Cassidee Ours, at home; one half brother, Jordan Mongold of Upper Tract; one stepbrother, Chad Helmick of Petersburg; maternal grandparents, Larry and Rose Wratchford of Petersburg, James and Patti Ours of Cabins; paternal grandparents, John A. and Alice Mongold of Dorcas; maternal great-grandmother, Mary Jo Wratchford of Petersburg; paternal great-grandmother, Janet Mongold of Dorcas; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Joint funeral services were Aug. 13, at Cabins Assembly of God Church, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (8/14)

Mrs. Mary Ursula (Harlan) Raphun, 77, of Petersburg, and formerly of Manchester, N.H., died Aug. 9, at her home on Middle Mountain near Petersburg.

Born Nov. 5, 1923, in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Lineham) Harlan.

She is survived by one son, Leland Richards Raphun of Tuscon, Ariz.; two daughters, Ursula M. Andersen of Petersburg, and Sheryl L. Laub of Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Constance Ann Cowette of Manchester; four grandchildren, Sandi Armentrout of Petersburg, Wendy Stralow of Arlington, Va., Tashera Hickox of San Diego, Calif., and Grant Laub of Dayton; and three great-grandchildren, Michael Coleman of Arlington, McKenna Hickox of San Diego, and Jacob Armentrout of Petersburg. (8/14)

Mrs. Pauline Loberta (Mowry) Bryan, 83, of Knoxville, Md., died Aug. 10, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born March 5, 1918, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late James Webster and Mamie Lee (Bean) Mowry. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Dorsey C. Bryan, March 3, 2000.

Surviving are two sons, Dorsey Delano Bryan of Knoxville and Daniel Bryan of Adamstown, Md.; two daughters, Loberta Bryan Staley of Frederick and Yvonne Bryan Roderick of Ashburn, Va.; three sisters, twin Kathleen Hatfield of Richmond Va., Blondena Good of Knoxville and Vena Zirk of Winchester, Va.; one brother, James V. Mowry of Petersburg; 15 grandchildren, Michael Bryan of Colorado, Bryan Dinkle, Brenda Dinkle-Wright, Teressa Bryan and Daniel Staley all of Frederick, Deborah Bryan of Middletown, Md., Kevin Roderick of Woodbridge, Va., Mark Staley of Johnsville, Md., Chad Bryan of Charles Town, Gail Roderick Smith of Purcellville, Va., Michelle Roderick and Jeffrey Roderick, both of Ashburn, Va., Kristy Roderick Gordon of Utah, Jane E. Dinkle of Baltimore and Nanette Cline of Brunswick, Md.; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 14, at the Stauffer Funeral Home chapel, Frederick, with interment in Brownsville Heights Cemetery, Brownsville, Md. (8/14)

Bryan David Reel, 18, of Maysville, died Aug. 10, as a result of an automobile accident on Rt. 93 near New Creek. His girlfriend, Talia Kristen Mongold, died in the same accident.

Born Dec. 17, 1982, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of David E. and Linda K. (Franz) Reel of Maysville.

Along with his parents, he is survived by one sister, Amanda Moreland of Scherr; maternal grandparents, Ralph B. "Jim" and Linda Darnell Franz of Maysville; paternal grandmother, Goldie F. Reel of Petersburg; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Joint funeral services were Aug. 13, at Cabins Assembly of God Church, with interment in the Maysville Cemetery, Maysville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (8/14)

Miss Alice Augustiva Sears, 98, of Maysville, died Aug. 11, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since Jan. 5, 1996.

Born Aug. 20, 1902, in Falls, she was the daughter of the late Peter L. and Hannah C. (Porter) Sears.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 14, at Harmony Baptist Church, with interment in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (8/14)

Miss Bertha Marie Turner, 83, of Baker, died Aug. 13, at her home.

Born Oct. 12, 1917, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Bessie Mae (Ours) Turner.

She is survived by one brother, Ralph Turner of Roanoke, Va.; one sister, Nellie Smith of Upper Tract; two half brothers, Paul Turner of Petersburg and Evers Turner of Upper Tract; six half sisters, Eleanor Thompson of Upper Tract, Virginia Pancake of Romney, Ruth Simmons of North Carolina, Rebecca Miller, Catherine VanMeter and Melva Cornett, all of Petersburg; one nephew, J. Bruce Smith of Franklin, whom she raised; and two nieces, Macie Dahmer of St. Albans and Mary Hedrick of Franklin.

Funeral services were Aug. 15, at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, with interment in Cherry Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklln. (8/14)

Lloyd Junior Mongold Sr., 72, of Moorefield, died July 26, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Sept. 9, 1928, in Wardensville, he was the son of the late Harry R. and Clara Jane (Shipe) Mongold.

He is survived by his wife, Goldie (Moomaw) Mongold; two daughters, Sharon Ours of Moorefield, and Brenda Myers of Oklahoma; four sons, Lloyd Mongold Jr. of Grant County, Chester Mongold, Mike Mongold and Gary Mongold, all of Moorefield; one sister, Una Sager of Cora, Pa.; one brother, Alston Mongold of Old Fields; two half sisters, Mamie Puffenbarger of Arthur, and Nita Robinson of Silver Spring, Md.; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 29, at the Elmore-Chambers Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in the Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield, with military graveside rites accorded by Moorefield's Veterans Honor Guard. (8/7)

Roscoe Reese Brotherton, 86, of Maysville, died July 31, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where he had resided since Nov. 13, 1998.

Born Aug. 2, 1914, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Lewis Roscoe and Hazel Mae (Coe) Brotherton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby M. (Evans) Brotherton, May 21.

He is survived by one daughter, Tomasenia Ours of Maysville; two sisters, Valeria Powers of Ripley, and Mary Rawlings of Charleston; two brothers, John W. Brotherton of Charleston, and Neil C. Brotherton of Ripley; three grandchildren, Tammy Duttine of Hurricane, Phyllis Doulaveris of Rockville, Md., and Kevin Ours of Chesapeake, Ohio; one stepgrandson; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 3, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (8/7)

Lester Davis, 58, of Wardensville and formerly of Seneca Rocks, died July 31, at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Va.

Born Aug. 24, 1942, in Onego, he was the son of the late Elmer and Iva Mae (Harper) Davis.

He is survived by three sons, Leslie Davis of Frederick, Md., Lester Davis II and Ryan Davis, both of Baker; three daughters, Lisa Killen of Frederick, Rachel Tharp of Wardensvile, and Crystal Dove of Baker; one sister, Ruth Conrad of Petersburg; two brothers, Earl Davis of Littlestown, Pa., and Roy Davis of Petersburg; and five grandchildren, Ian Tharp, Dylan Tharp, Mercedes Dove, Aaron Dove and Cortney Springer.

Funeral services were Aug. 2, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Waybright-Davis Family Cemetery, Onego. (8/7)

Jack David Cooper, 67, of Woodstock, Va., died Aug. 2, at Tandem Health Care of Woodstock.

Born Aug. 22, 1933, at Mouth of Seneca, he was the son of the late Ernie Benjamin Cooper Sr. and Daisy Belle (Painter) Cooper.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Vizard) Cooper, whom he married Nov. 3, 1956. He is also survived by two sons, Tim L. Cooper and Derek W. Cooper, both of Woodstock; one daughter, Stephanie (Cooper) Sherman of Woodstock; four brothers, Gene Cooper of Harrisonburg, Va., Jerry Cooper and Benny Cooper, both of Woodstock, and Harry Cooper of Edinburg, Va.; three sisters, Olive Armentrout of Franklin, Ann Cubbage of Harrisonburg, and Pat Cooper of Edinburg; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 5, at First Baptist Church of Woodstock, with interment in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Harrisonburg. Full military honors by Strasburg American Legion Post 77 followed the service.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Dellinger Funeral Home, Woodstock. (8/7)

Mrs. Julia Minnie (Delawder) Stump, 76, of Moorefield, died Aug. 3, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Nov. 11, 1924, in Lost City, she was the daughter of the late James Fredrick and Blanche (Sine) Delawder. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Don W. Stump, Jan. 18, 1983.

She is survived by one daughter, Patsy Rumer of Arthur; two sons, Donald Stump of Radcliff, Ky., and Michael Stump of Moorefield; one sister, Betty See of Moorefield; one brother, Bob Delawder of Moorefield; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 6, at the Elmore-Chambers Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield. (8/7)

Mrs. Betty Jane (Champ) Kimble, 55, of Petersburg, died Aug. 4, at Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, Md.

Born July 28, 1946, in Smoke Hole, she was the daughter of Roxie May (Champ) Shirk of Franklin, and the late John Melvin Camp.

Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Gerald W. Kimble; two sons, Richard Paul Phares and Melvin Russell Kimble, both of Petersburg; one daughter, Linda Sue Phares of Maysville; one stepson, Gerald W. Kimble Jr. of Durgon; one stepdaughter, Andrea Marshall of Moorefield; five brothers, David Shirk of Dorcas, Jack Edward Shirk and Carl Shirk, both of Upper Tract; Dale Shirk of Franklin, and Olie Shirk of Moorefield; six grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 7, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with. Interment in the Champ Family Cemetery, Smoke Hole. (8/7)

July

Janet W. Lynch, 79, of Silver Spring, Md., died July 19, at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring.

Born October 8, 1921, in Leicester, England, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Margaret Beale. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward P. Lynch, whom she married in Leicester on June 24, 1944.

Surviving are three daughters, Susan P. Laning and husband Robert, of Glen Burnie, Md., Elizabeth M. Gillett, of Silver Spring, and June L. Hencke and husband Tom, of Arthur; and one son, Mark E. Lynch and fiance Judy French, of Silver Spring; three sisters, Christine Trodd, Elizabeth Daman-Willems and husband Jan, all of Walmer, UK, and Katharine Poore and husband Frederick, of Oxford, UK; and nine grandchildren, James Laning, Jennifer Laning Curran and husband Shawn, Amy Gillett, Cullen Hencke, Micah Gillett, Stephanie Laning, Stuart Hencke, Leah Gillett and Leslie Hencke.

A Mass of Christian Burial was July 24, at St. Matthias Church, with interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Md. (7/31)

Mrs. Joan Keller Chillemi, 83, of Charlottesville, Va., died July 22, at her residence.

Born Jan. 6, 1918, in Romney, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Harmison and Kate (Poling) Keller. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Joseph Chillemi.

She is survived by two sisters, Jane C. Keller of Petersburg, and Alice K. Martin of Charlottesville.

Memorial services were July 25, at the Teague Funeral Home chapel, Charlottesville. Interment will be at a later date at National Memorial Park in Falls Church, Va. (7/31)

Charles Wesley McDowell, 81, of Mount Storm, died July 23, at his home.

Born March 4, 1920, in Morgantown, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Martha (Pierce) McDowell Moreland.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Pearl E. (Cosner) McDowell; one son, Larry W. McDowell and wife, Alyce C., of Mount Storm; three stepsisters, Oreta Jones of Fountain, Mary Cosner of Mount Storm, and Naomi Amtower of New Creek; and one granddaughter, Candice L. McDowell.

Funeral services were July 25, at the Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, with interment in Locust Grove Cemetery, Mount Storm.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home. (7/31)

Mrs. Rachel Arlena Nesselrodt, 77, of Dorcas, died Tuesday, July 24, at her residence.

Born Nov. 24, 1924, in Milam, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Albert and Margaret Pearl (Haslacker) Lantz. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Herbert Ketterman, in 1943; her second husband, Samuel Nesselrodt, May 14, 1995.

She is survived by one daughter, Leta Shirk, Dorcas; three sons, Homer Lantz, Maysville, Paul Ketterman, Petersburg and Connie Ketterman, Romney; one sister, Ethel Mae Thomas, Elk Garden; one brother, Jim Singleton, Florida; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 27, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the South Branch Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (7/31)

Mary H. Miller, 89, of Gormania, died July 25, at the Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Md.

Born June 30, 1912, in Bayard, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Molly (Minnick) Miller.

She is survived by one daughter, Elsie V. Stemple of Aurora; one son, Rodney Leroy Miller of Winchester, Va.; one foster daughter, Mary Rush of Oakland; one sister, Edith Hickey of Keyser; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 28, at the Oak Park Church of the Brethren, with interment in the Bayard Cemetery, Bayard.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland. (7/31)

Frederick McKinley Redman, 44, of Bellaire, Ohio and formerly of Petersburg, died July 25, at the Belmont Community Hospital, Bellaire, after an extended illness.

Born Oct. 6, 1956, in Keyser, he was the son of Jobe Redman of Petersburg and the late Ardella (Gaiter) Redman.

Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, Vickie L. (Bowman) Redman; one sister, Theresa Fazenbaker of Bellaire; two brothers, Wayne Redman of Baltimore and Gordon Redman of Petersburg; four nephews; one niece; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services were July 28, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with interment in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (7/31)

William D. Ware, 70, of Cabins, died July 26, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born June 25, 1931, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Roy L. and Amber (Cole) Ware.

He is survived by his wife, Betty (Adams) Ware, whom he married May 10, 1999, in Cross City; one daughter, Loy Lou Wendricks of Frostburg, Md.; one son, Kenneth Alkaire of Marco Island, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Jamie L. Murphy of Pittsburgh, and Wendy L. Murphy of Winchester; one brother, Donald Ware of Cresaptown, Md; three sisters, Betty Lou Jones of Cresaptown, Geraldine Dick of Fort Ashby, and Penny Delauder of Bowling Green, Md.; six grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

Funeral services were July 30, at the Corners United Methodist Church, Cabins. A scattering of the ashes took place at the Ware home after the service.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home, Winchester. (7/31)

Colonel Ora V. "Ted" Underwood, 81, of Clarksburg, died at his home, July 20, following an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Nutters Fork, the son of the late Ora D. and Bessie (Baker) Underwood. He was also preceded in death by his wife Dare (Davis) Underwood, a native of Petersburg, Nov. 22, 1985. They were married May 21, 1943.

He is survived by one son, James Underwood of Parkersburg; one daughter, Mrs. Mark "Kay" Barberio of Clarksburg; one brother, Arley Lee Underwood of Flatwoods; three sisters, Barbara Anderson of Follansbee, Connie Blake of Flatwoods and Charlene Sue Gooden, Beckley; five grandchildren, Bridget Underwood, Salem, Marissa Barberio, Andrew Barberio, and Matthew Barberio, all of Clarksburg and Jordan Snyder of Parkersburg. He was an uncle of Butch DeMedici, Rhonda Thompson and Jack McKinney, all of Petersburg.

Funeral services were July 24, with interment in the West Union Masonic Cemetery. Salem Lodge 84, A.F. & A.M. conducted Masonic graveside rites. The color guard of VFW Post 573 and American Legion Post 13 provided full graveside military honors.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem. (7/24)

Mrs. Myrtle Dorcas "Granny" Ours, 94, of Maysville, died July 22, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since Aug. 14, 1995.

Born March 1, 1907, in Hopeville, she was the daughter of the late Jacob G. and Dorcas L. (Kile) Turner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Virgil A. Ours, Dec. 20, 1985.

She is survived by two sons, Justin J. Ours and Fred A. Ours, both of Cabins; two daughters, Lucy M. Blackwell of Baltimore, and Ruby B. Waldron of Cabins; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 24, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (7/24)

Scott Adam Calhoun, 19, of Hurricane, died July 7, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Hugh and Delphia Calhoun and maternal grandfather, Roy Lewis.

He is survived by his parents, Jimmy D. and Deborah (Lewis) Calhoun; three sisters, Jana Dawn Calhoun, at home, Beth Ann Wolfe of Mauldin, S.C., and Becky Calhoun-Harman of Lahmansville; maternal grandmother, Margaret V. Lewis of Keyser; three nieces and two nephews. He was the nephew of Ralph and Dwight Calhoun, both of Petersburg.

Funeral services were July 11, at St. John United Methodist Church. Graveside services were at Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (7/17)

Timothy Wayne "Tim" White, 43, of Elkins, died July 9, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, following an extended illness.

Born May 9, 1958, at Bergton, Va., he was the son of Voneta "Bonnie" Bishoff of Petersburg, and the late Ronald Junior White.

Besides his mother, he is survived by one son, Joshua Wayne White of Reno, Nev.; three brothers, Andrew White of Avon Lake, Ohio, Jay White of Moorefield, and Michael White of Perkasie, Pa.; two sisters, Pamela White of Moorefield, and Michelle Hinkle of Capon Bridge; one half brother, Ronald Mann of Elkins; stepmother, Janet White of Elkins; stepfather, Berdell Bishoff of Petersburg; two stepbrothers, Paul Hamrick of Medina, Ohio, and Doug Bishoff of Moorefield; and one stepsister, Lucinda Allen of Inwood.

Funeral services were July 12, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home chapel, Elkins, with interment in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Elkins. (7/17)

Alan Wayne "Bubba" Chapman, 45, of Bayard, died July 10, in Atlanta, Ga.

Born Aug. 9, 1955, in Fulton County, Ga., he was the son of Ansel Chapman Sr. of Franklin, Ga., and the late Betty (Adams) Chapman.

Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, Bobbie Sue Chapman; two daughters, Melissa Cochran and husband, Gary, of Fairburn, Ga., and Heather Chapman of Jackson, Ga.; one stepdaughter, Billie Sue Privett and husband, Dennis, of Moxville, N.C.; one sister, Darlene Adams and husband, Paul, of Franklin, Ga.; two brothers, Randall Chapman and wife, Regina, of Jonesboro, Ga., and Ansel Chapman Jr. and wife, Tammy, of Newnan, Ga.; two grandchildren, Ayla Love Jones and Brandon Alan Privett; several nieces and nephews; and beloved dog, Lulu.

Funeral services were July 13, at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel, Newnan. (7/17)

Richard Stanley "Dick" Hoover, 85, of Brandywine, died July 11, at his residence.

Born Feb. 10, 1916, at Brandywine, he was the son of the late Tillman Howard and Sarah Jane "Sally" Hedrick Hoover.

He is survived by one daughter, Carol Ours of Petersburg; one brother, Vernon Hoover of Oldtown, Md.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 16, at the Kimble Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandywine. (7/17)

James Frederick Kile, 82, of Petersburg, died July 11, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born March 28, 1919, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Abraham and Ida E. (Day) Kile. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Betty J. (Himes) Kile, April 25, 1988.

He is survived by his second wife, Peggy Sue (Noel) Kile; one daughter, Patricia M. Mentzer of East Berlin, Pa.; one brother, Raymond E. Kile of Petersburg; one stepdaughter, Catherine Weaver of Old Town, Fla.; one stepson, Richard Gebhart Jr. of New Oxford, Pa.; one grandson, George M. Kile of Hanover, Pa.; one granddaughter, Holly Kile of Harrisburg, Pa.; one great-grandson, Eric Kile of Harrisburg; two stepgrandsons, L.J. Griffin of Roanoke, Va., and Mark Gebhart of New Oxford; and two stepgranddaughters, Amanda Griffin of Roanoke, and Jennifer Gebhart of New Oxford.

A Mass of Christian Burial was July 14, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, New Oxford, with interment in Sunnyside Cemetery, York Springs, Pa.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Feiser Funeral Home, New Oxford. (7/17)

Mrs. Leta May Nelson, 89, of Petersburg, died July 12, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had been a resident since Feb. 20, 1997.

Born Nov. 27, 1911, in Dorcas, she was the daughter of the late Noah W. and Bertha (Bergdoll) Sites. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Nelson, Sept. 20, 1997.

She is survived by two sons, Harry Allen Nelson and wife, Mary Jo, of Argyle, Texas, and Robert King Nelson and wife, Carolyn, of Clifton, Va.; one brother, Noah W. Sites Jr. of Raleigh, N.C.; two half brothers, Donald Sites of Maysville, and Rudy Sites of Keyser; four half sisters, Twila Plauger and Janet Crites, both of Petersburg, Pauline Mongold of Maysville, and Betty Borrell of Clinton, Md.; six grandchildren, Jo Alain (Nelson) Farley, Erik Keane Nelson, Krista Leigh (Nelson) Olson, Scott Matthew Nelson, Todd Allen Nelson and Chad Jonathan Nelson; and nine great-grandchildren.

Petersburg Chapter 146 Order of Eastern Star conducted services July 14, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Funeral services were July 15, at the funeral home chapel, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (7/17)

Mrs. Aletha M. Flinn, 77, of Moorefield, died July 2, at Hampshire Center, Romney.

Born Dec. 18, 1923, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Jesse E. and Gladys L. (Kelley) Arnold. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James O. Flinn Jr. in November 1985.

She is survived by two sons, Jimmy Flinn of Old Fields, and Jackie Flinn of Romney; one daughter, Joyce Wolfe of Moorefield; one brother, Arlyn Arnold of Petersburg; one sister, Wanda Houff of Bridgewater, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 5, at the Moorefield Church of the Brethren, with interment in Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield. (7/10)

Mrs. Theresa "Bobbi" Orland Lambert, 84, of Franklin and formerly of Riverton, died July 5, at the Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin.

Born June 24, 1917, in Dry Run, she was the daughter of the late Troy and Kate (Warner) Waybright. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Cannon Lambert, whom she married April 3, 1936, and died April 9, 1973.

She is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Waybright of Riverton; one son, Darrell Monte Lambert of Baton Rouge, La.; two sisters, Ardith Murphy of Cherry Grove, and Elizabeth Foster of Missouri; two brothers, Joe Waybright of Alexandria, Va., and Troy Waybright Jr. of Warsaw, Ohio; one grandson, Steve Waybright Jr.; and five great-grandchildren, Steve Redman, Devin Waybright, Tanner Shoemaker, Jamie Lambert and Robbie Newman.

Funeral services were July 8, at the Riverton U.M. Church, with interment in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin. (7/10)

John Cecil "J.C." Ours II, 17, of Scherr, died June 26, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, from injuries sustained in an accident at Scherr.

Born Nov. 6, 1983, in Oakland, Md., he was a son of John Cecil and Betty Lou (Martin) Ours of Scherr. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Harvey Martin.

He is also survived by one sister, Heather Ours of Scherr; maternal grandmother, Ruth P. Martin of Scherr; paternal grandparents, Merle and Ruth Ours of Scherr; 10 uncles; 13 aunts; and numerous cousins.

Funeral services were conducted at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser, June 29, with interment in the Thrush Cemetery, Antioch. (7/3)

Mrs. Bertha Alice Redman, 69, of Petersburg, died June 28, at her residence.

Born April 16, 1932, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Ott and Ada Ellen (Cook) Beckwith. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Randolph Edward Minor in 1953 and Lawrence Leon Redman in 1994.

She is survived by one daughter, Darla Regina White of Petersburg; two sons, Randolph Phillip "Duke" Minor and Lawrence Deon Redman, both of Petersburg; eight grandchildren, Roger Jones, Clabe Minor, Douglas Minor, Jackie Hall, Misty Minor, Tim Redman, Aaron Webker and Denea Alt; and four great-grandchildren, Jason Minor, Douglas Minor, Eric Bruce and Sadie Feaster.

Funeral services were July 1, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (7/3)

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