Obituary archive page: Jan. - June 2001

June

Mrs. Ruby Louvinia Mowery, 88, of Petersburg, died June 7, at Garrett Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Md.

She was born July 10, 1912 in Maryland. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Russell Mowery, June 13, 1988.

She is survived by three stepdaughters, Marguerite Flores of Hagerstown, Md., Mary Lockwood of White Plains, Md. and Juanita Mowery of Dallas, Texas; one stepson, Donald Mowery of San Diego, Calif.; and a number of stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

Graveside services were June 23, at the Cherry Hill Cemetery, Upper Tract.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin. (6/26)

Charles Dasher Alt, 72, of Moorefield, died June 19, at Hampshire Health Care, Romney.

Born Jan. 7, 1929, in Old Fields, he was the son of the late Christian Dasher and Clara (Schartiger) Alt. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Iva Alt, in March 2001.

He is survived by two sons, Charles Daniel Alt and Michael Alt, both of Moorefield; four daughters, Kitty Lou Spreeman of Reno, Nev., Pamela Ann Alt of Winfield, Lisa Colleen Crites of New Market, Va. and Joyce Lynn Wolfe of Moorefield; one brother, Chris J. Alt of Moorefield; one sister, Clara Mae Ross of Calfax, N.C.; and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 23, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in the Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield. (6/26)

William Orlando Shirk, 71, of Mount Airy, Md., died June 23, at his home.

Born March 31, 1930, in West Virginia, he was the son of Sarah Margaret Vanmeter Shirk Iman of Glen Burnie, Md., and formerly of Petersburg, and the late George Roscoe Shirk.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Ella Mae Shirk; two sons, William O. Shirk Jr. of Damascus, Md., and Michael Eugene Shirk of Mount Airy; three daughters, Carolyn Virginia Mos-ner of Mount Airy, Sharon Ann Long of Thurmont, Md., and Pamela Lynn Hahn of Lake Linganore, Md.; three sisters, Darla Jeanette Hyre, Joyce Elaine Collins and Brenda Jean Cerka; nine grandchildren, Christopher Allen Shirk, Shawn Matthew Shirk, Melinda Mae Gipe, James Bradford Ward Jr., Melissa Lynn Long, Richard Charles Long Jr., Jenny Lee Watring, Katie Michele Shirk and Timothy Charles Hahn; and four great-grandchildren, Joseph Allen Shirk, Morgan Elizabeth Gipe, Dillon Austin Watring and Alissa Hughs Shirk.

Funeral services were June 27, at the Olin L. Molesworth P.A. Funeral Home chapel, Damascus, with interment in Providence Methodist Cemetery, Kemptown, Md. (6/26)

Mrs. Lucy Irene Barger, 87, of Maysville, died June 24, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since May 30, 1997.

Born March 21, 1914, in Jordan Run, she was the daughter of the late Aaron C. and Lura (Barger) Goldizen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur G. Barger, Dec. 2, 1994.

She is survived by five sons, Harlan Barger of Keyser, Donald Barger, Verlin Barger and Roger Lee Barger, all of Maysville, and Wendell Barger of Dorcas; two daughters, Florina Vance and Rosa Lee Mongold, both of Maysville; two sisters, Rose Feaster of Maysville, and Rhoda Mae Warner of Petersburg; two brothers, Arthur Goldizen of Cabins, and Robert "Chuck" Goldizen of Maysville; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandson.

Funeral services were June 27, at the Jordan Run Church of the Brethren, with interment in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (6/26 & 7/3)

Brooke Lyle Rohrbaugh, 81, of Petersburg, died June 11, at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg, where he had resided since August 1998.

Born July 8, 1919, in Arthur, he was the son of the late Homer and Willa (McDonald) Rohrbaugh. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Catherine (Trinkle) Rohrbaugh in 1953.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte (Hamstead) Oates Rohrbaugh; two daughters, Darlene H. Rohrbaugh and Beverly Ann Pethtal, both of Petersburg; one stepson, Arthur R. Oates of Pensacola, Fla.; one brother, Robert Garnett Rohrbaugh of Blairstown, N.J.; six grandchildren, Bobbi Kraus of Kansas City, Mo., John Paul Hott II of Scherr, Tevya Vance of Dorcas, Charlotte Franz of Maysville and Danielle Oates and Cameron Oates, both of Petersburg; and eight great-grandchildren.

There was a full-honor U.S. military burial at sea, out of the Atlantic Port of Norfolk, Va., performed on a Navy vessel while deployed on official maneuvers. Memorial services were conducted at a later date in Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (6/19)

Clement Hogbin Clower, of Salem and formerly of Petersburg, died June 12.

Born April 1, 1920 in Petersburg,he was the son of the late Albert Newton and Mable (Hogbin) Clower.  He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane (Pritchard) Clower, on July 1, 1947; his second wife, Hester (Casey) Underwood Clower, on October 3, 2000.

He is survived by two stepsons, William W. Underwood and Brad Underwood, both of Clarksburg; two sisters, Mabel C. Sarver and Anna Lee Van Dyne; two grandsons, William Douglas Underwood and Seth Michael Underwood; two great-grandsons, William Tyler Underwood and Alex James Underwood; and 15 nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted June 15, at the Salem United Methodist Church, with interment in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Salem. (6/19)

George Keister Lambert, 80, Mount Crawford, Va., died June 13, at his home.

Born Feb. 1, 1921, in Pendleton County, he was the son of the late George Ira and Sudie (Arbogast) Lambert.

He is survived by his wife, Syvil (Rexrode) Lambert, whom he married Jan. 3, 1946; two daughters, Janet L. Campbell, Mount Crawford and Angela Renee Lambert, Dayton, Va.; one sister, Erma Nuckols, Mount Crawford; three brothers, Hancel Lambert, Mount Crawford, Varley Lambert Sr., Riverton and Ira O. "Bill" Lambert, Austin, Texas; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Hoy Lambert, Petersburg.

A Celebration of Life was conducted June 15, at the Mount Pleasant Church of the Brethren. The body was donated to the Virginia State Anatomical Board. (6/19)

William Luther Ours, 69, Keyser, died June 15, at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md.

Born June 24, 1931, in Petersburg, he was a son of the late Charles and Mernie (Thorne) Ours.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine D. (Cosner) Ours; four sons, David Whetzel and William Dale Ours, both of Keyser, Junior Whetzel of Mercersburg, Pa. and Gary Whetzel of Missouri; two daughters, Georgianna Baugher of Baltimore and Wanda Lee Matthews of Merritt Island, Fla.; nine brothers, Leon Ours of South Fork, Galen Ours, Glen Ours, Bobby Ours, Dale Ours, Ralph Ours and Olin Ours, all of Dorcas, Paul Ours of Durgon and Delmas Ours of Petersburg; three sisters, Janie Sites and Mernie Kimble, both of Dorcas and Arvella Zimmerer of Petersburg; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 19, at Christ Memorial Baptist Church, Westernport, with interment in the Mount Storm Cemetery, Mount Storm. Graveside military honors were accorded.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser. (6/19)

Arno Branson Goldizen, 85, Everett, Pa. died June 13, at home.

He was born July 16, 1915, in Jordan Run, a son of the late Gabriel B. and Bertha (Barger) Goldizen. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Delphia Odessa Watts, March 25, 1987. They were married Jan. 16, 1934, in Petersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Celia E. "Donna" Hedrick, whom he married Nov. 9, 1987; four daughters, Wilda Clark and Georgia Kagarise, both of Clearville, Pa., Frankie Weicht of Tatesville, Pa. and Beverly Hill of Everett; two sons, Ted Goldizen of Clearville and Rocky Goldizen of Bedford, Pa.; three sisters, Arbutus Daniels of Petersburg, Nadine Jordan of Baltimore and Norma Smith of Waynesburg, Pa.; one brother, Paul M. Goldizen of Maysville; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 16, at the Everett Church of God, with interment at the Clearville Union Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Dalla Valle Funeral Service, Everett. (6/19)

Jimmie H. "Jim" Cosner, 66, of Fairmont, died Feb. 10, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Born Feb. 7, 1935, in Gormania, he was the son of the late Carl and Lottie (Parker) Cosner.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Cosner) Cosner; one son, Richard Cosner of Fairmont; one brother, Clyde W. Cosner of Elkins; two sisters, Elva Nardi of Fairmont, and Mary Louise Layton of Bayard; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Feb. 13, at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Monongah. Memorial services were June 16, at the Bayard Cemetery. (6/12)

Craig Neil Ice, 44, of Fairmont, died June 2, in Fairmont.

Born Nov. 9, 1956, in Braxton County, he was the son of Bert and Jean Ice of Mannington and the late Wanda Jo Ice.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Ice and Ashley Ice, both of Missouri; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Paul Ice of Mannington, Jody Ice of Washingtonville, Ohio, Shane and Jean Ice of Newell and Robbie and Rene Ice of Mannington; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Clifford Price of Leetonia, Ohio and Kathy and Roger Locke of Petersburg; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; and his caregiver for several years, Jean Munza of Fairmont.

Funeral services were conducted June 7, at the Masters Funeral Home, Mannington, with interment in the Ice Cemetery. (6/12)

Mrs. Mary Veronica Weiksner, 98, of Petersburg and formerly of Cheverly, Md., died June 5, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

She was born Oct. 27, 1902, in Pakuonis, Lithuania. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Weiksner Sr., Jan. 27, 1975.

She is survived by one daughter, Harriett W. Redmiles of Petersburg; one son, Charles F. Weiksner Jr. of Evans, Ga.; one goddaughter, Shirley E. Woodall of Petersburg; eight grandchildren, David Baldwin, Alfred F. Redmiles III, Janet Lee Redmiles, Gregory Garrett, Cheryl Garrett, Wanda Garrett, John Michael Weiksner and Mary L. Hummel; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 6, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md. (6/12)

Eula Virginia Bensenhaver, 92, of Rig, died June 6, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born Oct. 27, 1908, in Hardy County, she was the daughter of the late Price and Elizabeth (Eisenhour) Halterman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. "Todd" Bensenhaver in November 2000 and one son.

She is survived by four sons, Charles B. Bensenhaver II of Louisville, Ky., Donnie Lee Bensenhaver of Wheeling, Clyde D. "Gus" Bensenhaver of Rig and Dr. Dewey F. Bensenhaver of Petersburg; five daughters, Elizabeth Barr and Patsy Riggleman, both of Rig, Mary Hines of Moorefield, Nancy Breecher of Exelsoir Springs, Mo. and Helen Rohrbaugh of Maysville; one brother, Clyde Halterman of Petersburg; one sister, Lila Carioscia of Martinsburg; and 25 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 9, at the Moorefield Presbyterian Church with interment at the Newhouse Cemetery, Rig.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield. (6/12)

Opal Blanche Moreland, 72, of Mount Storm, died June 6, at her home.

Born July 14, 1928, in Keyser, she was the daughter of the late Wilbert Frank Cosner and Gertrude May (Mackley) Cosner.

She is survived by her husband Loyal Austin "Bing" Moreland, whom she married Feb. 15, 1946; one son, Jonathan Dale Moreland and his wife, Ann of Mount Storm; one daughter, Sandra Ann Cosner and her husband, Eddie of Mount Storm; and two grandchildren, Jonathan Moreland Jr. and Shannon Moreland, both of Mount Storm.

Funeral services were June 9, at the Mount Storm Presbyterian Church, Mount Storm, with interment in the Idleman Cemetery, Mount Storm.

Arrangements were under the direction of Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (6/12)

Mabel Edith (Reed) Whetzel, 86, of Petersburg, died June 8, at the E.A. Hawse Continuous Care Center, Baker, where she had resided since Jan. 20, 1997.

Born April 21, 1915, in Jordan Run, she was the daughter of the late John William and Daisy Ann (Pennington) Reed. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Enoch Whetzel, Nov. 23, 1991.

She is survived by three stepsons, Darmon E. Whetzel and Billy Joe Whetzel of Petersburg and Donald R. Whetzel of Augusta; five stepdaughters, Eva Jean Thorne, Bonnie Lou Kimble and Anna Lee Whetzel, all of Petersburg, Paula Mae Swick of Arthur and Mary Nelson of Cabins; one brother, Henry Sylvenus Reed of Antioch; a number of stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted June 11, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with interment in the North Mill Creek Cemetery, Dorcas.(6/12)

Walter Byrd Homan, D.V.M., 68, of Moorefield, died June 8.

Born Oct. 15, 1932 in Sugar Grove, he was the son of the late Dr. Virgil R. and Leafy (Mitchell) Homan.

He is survived by four sons, Thomas Reid Homan, D.V.M. of Charleston, Kyle Richard W. Homan and Andrew Todd Homan, both of Winchester, Va. and Dale Byrd Homan of Shepherdstown; one daughter, Jenni Lynn Fenton of Fayetteville; four brothers, James Reid Homan and Virgil R. Homan Jr., both of Sugar Grove, Richard Homan of Franklin and John F. Homan of Shepherdstown; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services were conducted June 11, at the Duffey Memorial United Methodist Church, with interment at the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Sugar Grove.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield. (6/12)

Harding "Dee" DeWitt Ketterman, 80, of Petersburg, died May 31, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born May 21, 1921, at Masonville in Grant County, he was the son of the late George Benjamin and Sallie Virginia Belle (Parker) Ketterman. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Catherine (Reel) Ketterman, Nov. 23, 1990.

He is survived by two daughters, Shirley Jean Kimble of Upper Tract, and Wanda Lee Ketterman of Petersburg; two sons, Don Williams Ketterman of Petersburg, and James Dee Ketterman of Maysville; one sister, Fannie Whetzel of Thomas; two brothers, Virgil Ketterman of Maysville, and Keith Monroe Ketterman of Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 3, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in Brake Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Dorcas. (6/5)

Virgil Eston Alt, 78, of Petersburg, died May 29, at Hampshire Health Care Center, Romney.

Born Nov. 18, 1922, in Pansy, he was the son of the late Jacob P. and Mary Ellen (VanMeter) Alt.

He is survived by two sisters, Stella Jane Alt of Petersburg, and Tressie Turner of Winchester, Va.; one niece, Jean Henshaw; and three nephews, Paul Turner, James Turner and Dewey Turner.

Funeral services were June 2, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Interment was in Alt Family Cemetery, Brushy Run. (6/5)

Mrs. Catherine "Kate" Taylor McDonald, 71, of Petersburg, died May 25, at her residence.

Born Jan. 28, 1930, at Coalton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas B. and Oda M. (McBee) Keyes. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Lester Ford McDonald, and Edwin Mackado Taylor, in 1971.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Herron of Moorefield; nine sons, Robert E. Taylor of Dorcas, Larry F. McDonald of Dundalk, Md., Leonard F. McDonald and Robert Russell McDonald, both of Moorefield, Albert T. McDonald and Frankie W. McDonald, both of Petersburg, Edwin Mack Taylor of Augusta, Jerry Paul Taylor of Maysville, and Charles Ray McDonald, address unknown; one sister, Nellie Sullivan of North Carolina; 23 grandchildren; 7 stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were May 29, at the Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church. Interment was in the Brick Church Cemetery, Huttonsville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the F.E. Runner Funeral Home, Elkins. (6/5)

Mitchell Bonner, 76, of Burlington, died June 2, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Aug. 9, 1924, in Dry Fork, he was the son of the late Sauel and Laurie (Day) Bonner.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Katherine (Flanagan) Bonner; two daughters, Juanita Heavener of Petersburg, and JoAnn Quick of Lahmansville; one sister, Toy Ethel White of Hambleton; three grandchildren, Anette Heavener and Christopher and Becky Quick; and one great-grandchild, Ashley Quick.

Funeral services were June 5, at the Hinkle Funeral Home chapel, Davis. Interment was in Flanagan Memorial Cemetery, Lanesville. (6/5)

May

Mrs. Ruby Marie Feaster Brotherton, 82, of Maysville, died May 21, at Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since Feb. 2, 1997.

Born Feb. 14, 1919, at Jordan Run, she was the daughter of the late Adam H. and Diana (Goldizen) Evans. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Glenvil Charles Feaster in 1977.

She is survived by her husband, Roscoe R. Brotherton; one son, Tommie A. Feaster of Petersburg; three grandchildren, Debra K. Cunningham and Rickie A. Feaster, both of Petersburg, and Vickie Lambert of Maysville; six great-grandchildren, Nicole L. Watts, Matthew W. Cunningham, Jeff A. Feaster, Thomas Lee Rohrbaugh, J.R. Lambert and Jessica Lambert; and three great-great-grandchildren, Codie Rohrbaugh, Samantha Rohrbaugh and Blake D. Watts.

Funeral services were May 23, at Cabins Assembly of God, Cabins, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (5/29)

Jimmie Blaine Harman, 79, of Petersburg, died May 23, at Martinsburg City Hospital, Martinsburg. He had been a resident of the Care Haven Center Inc., Martinsburg, since Nov. 11, 2000.

Born June 20, 1921, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Preston V. and Rebecca (Yokum) Harman. He was the last member of his immediate family.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Hazel A. (Jordan) Harman of Martinsburg; three daughters, Janet Weese of Warrenton, Anne Harman of Upper Tract, and Martha Ours of Dorcas; six grandchildren, Randy Weese Jr., Scotty Weese, Jeremiah Ours, Holly Ours, Stephanie Kimble and Stephen Kimble; and one great-grandson, Alexander Weese.

Funeral services were May 26, at the Lighthouse Community Church, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (5/29)

Mrs. Emma (Getz) Brown, 100, of Morgantown, died May 24, in Morgantown.

Born Jan. 25, 1901, in Pansy, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Ida Susan (Shreve) Getz. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl William Brown.

She is survived by four sons, Robert Carl Brown of Moundsville, Donald Lee Brown of Birmingham, Ala., Delmar Keith Brown of Wichita, Kan., and Gerald Ray Brown of Old Town, Fla.; one daughter, Helen Frum of Morgantown; three brothers, Ray Getz of Ridgeley, Harry Getz of Petersburg, and Olie Getz of Keyser; one sister, Bessie Hedricks of Cavins; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including three grandchildren who live in Morgantown, Robert Frum, Michael Frum and Ellen Shafer.

Funeral services were May 27, at the Hastings Funeral Home chapel, Morgantown, with interment in Mount Union Cemetery. (5/29)

Denver Clay Dolly, 99, of Burlington, died May 27, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home, Westernport, Md.

Born March 20, 1902, in Pendleton County, he was the son of the late Alfred Frederick and Melissa (Mallow) Dolly. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Susan (Dolly) Dolly.

He is survived by four sons, Clay William Dolly of Elkton, Va., James Frederick Dolly and Virgil Allen Dolly, both of Burlington, and Ray Junior Dolly of Okahumpka, Fla.; two daughters, Paulie Mae Dolly of Romney and Cressie Virginia Melia of Burlington; one brother, James A. Dolly of Burlington; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were May 30 at the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington chapel, with interment in Dolly Family Cemetery, Burlington. (5/29)

Arthur D. "Bubby" Reel, 83, of Moorefield, died May 13, at his home.

Born Feb. 11, 1918, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Roy and Cora (Conrad) Reel. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Bessie (Myers) Reel in March 1995.

He is survived by one sister, Mary Ruddle of Franklin; one brother, William Ruddle of Arlington; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were May 17, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (5/22)

Mrs. Georgia Elberta Rohrbaugh, 92, of Arthur, died May 13, at her residence.

Born June 14, 1909, in Lahmansville, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Minnie (McDonald) Kessel.

She is survived by her husband, Lester Rohrbaugh, whom she married Jan . 3, 1991; one sister, Lydia Brennan of Arthur; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were May 16, at the Potomac Valley Baptist Church, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (5/22)

Mrs. Edna M. Ellifritz, 90, of Ridgeville, died May 14, at the home of her son, Samuel D. Ellifritz.

Born Oct. 19, 1910, at Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Mary Annabelle (Shade) Catlett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry B. Ellifritz, July 5, 1973.

She is survived by four sons, Robert H. Ellifritz of Clayton, N.C., Harold B. "Pete" Ellifritz of Antioch, Frederick W. Ellifritz of Purgitsville and Samuel D. Ellifritz of Keyser; seven daughters, Juanita M. Whittaker of Petersburg, Betty L. Couch of Ocala, Fla., Shelby Jean Heckert of Romney, Bonnie L. Jenkins and Lois E. Rohrbaugh, both of Keyser, Mary E. Canan of Antioch and Patsy S. High of Purgitsville; one sister, Elsie Wade of Kingwood; 52 grandchildren; 76 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a large number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were May 17, at the Sunnyside Church of the Brethren, New Creek, with interment in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington chapel. (5/22)

Guy W. Paugh, 80, of Mt. Storm, died May 15, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Aug. 25, 1920, in Gorman, Md., he was the son of the late Oliver C. and Lucy V. (Bosley) Paugh. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie A. (Eicher) Paugh in 1988.

He is survived by two daughters, Aileen M. Magelitz of Silver Spring, Md. and Mary Ann Stitly of Waynesboro, Pa.; four sons, Leo W. Paugh of Waldorf, Md., William D. Paugh of Beltsville, Md. Stephen V. Paugh of Jacksonville, Fla. and Michael T. Paugh of Mount Storm; one sister, Emily Gillaspie of Mount Storm; three half sisters, Virginia Gates of Keyser, Louise Pennington of Oakland, Md. and Mary C. Sollars of Morgantown; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were May 19, at the Stewart Funeral Home chapel, Oakland, with interment in the Mount Storm Cemetery, Mount Storm. (5/22)

Mrs. Madeline H. Bland, 77 of Riverton, died May 16, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born May 11, 1924, in Circleville, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Mary (Bennett) Sponaugle. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Bland, Jan 22.

She is survived by two sons, Bobby Jack Bland and Denny Bland, both of Riverton; one daughter, Debbie Burns of Riverton; two brothers, Bradford Teter of Muncy, Pa. and LeeRoy Warner of Arthur; two granddaughters, Sarah Burns and Elizabeth Bland, both of Riverton; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were May 19, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel , Franklin, with interment in Burns Cemetery, Riverton. (5/22)

Mrs. Maggie Belle Bible, 93, of Onego, died May 20, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born April 26, 1908, in Clarksburg, she was the daughter of the late Albert A. and Elizabeth Virginia (Metheny) Casto. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Bible, June 8, 1972.

She is survived by one daughter, Evelyn Thompson of Petersburg; one son, the Rev. Earl Bible of Seneca Rocks; two sisters, Madeline Gregg of Wolf Summit and Mary White of Clarksburg; one brother, Robert Casto of California; one grandchild, Amanda Heavener; and two great-grandchildren, Ben and Hannah Heavener.

Funeral services were May 23, at Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in the Bible Family Cemetery, Onego. (5/22)

Paul David Ruddle, 90, of Franklin, died May 20, at the Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin.

Born Dec. 9, 1910, in Ruddle, he was the son of the late George Lawson and Delia Frances (Hedrick) Ruddle. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Thelma (Crigler) Ruddle, Aug. 7, 1996.

He is survived by one sister, Mary Ruddle of Franklin; one brother, William Ruddle of Arlington, Va.; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were May 23, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin. Masonic graveside services were performed by the Pendleton Lodge #144 A.F.&A.M. Military graveside services were performed by veteran organizations of Grant County. (5/22)

Melvin Edward Waldron, 73, of Cabins, died May 7, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Nov. 3, 1927, in Cabins, he was the son of the late Charles E. Waldron and Amanda Jane (VanMeter) Brown. He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Zernie M. (Heavner) Waldron.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruby B. (Ours) Waldron; one son, George E. Waldron of Cabins; one daughter, Linda S. Keplinger of Cabins; five half sisters, Nellie Kimble, Mary Largen and Nancy Dove, all of Cabins, Ruth Daniels of Trinity, Texas and Betty Martin of Nokesville, Va.; three half brothers, Brosie A. Waldron of Cabins, Charles E. Waldron Jr. of Maysville and Roscoe V. Waldron of Petersburg; three grandchildren, Mike Keplinger, Amy Waldron and Beth McCaslin; and three great-grandchildren, Dylan Keplinger, Kaleb Keplinger and Sierra McCaslin.

Funeral services were May 10, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (5/15)

Ellis "Eli" Arlen DeWeese, 55, of Moorefield, died May 11, at his residence, after a long illness.

Born Jan. 15, 1946, in Princeton, he was the son of the late Everett Sandy Wilson and Edrie Louise DeWeese.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jean (Greening) DeWeese; one daughter, Sabrina Leah DeWeese, at home; and one son, Ellis Arlen DeWeese Jr. of Moorefield.

Funeral services were May 13, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment May 14, in Woodall Cemetery, Princeton. (5/15)

Howard Brooks Hall, 83, of Fairmont, died April 21, at Monongalia General Hospital, Fairmont.

Born Nov. 16, 1917, in Fairmont, he was the son of the late Charles and Goldie (Shackleford) Hall.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Edith (Getz) Hall, formerly of Grant County; one daughter, Carole Carter of Parkersburg; three sisters, Dortha Hall of Pittsboro, N.C., Catherine Christy of Fairmont, and Delores Riley of Bradentown, Fla.; one granddaughter, Ashley Carter; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 24, at Grace Lutheran Church, with interment in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Ford Funeral Home, Fairmont. (5/8)

Mrs. Marie Pauline (Landes) VanMeter, 81, of Cabins, died May 2, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born May 25, 1919, in Smoke Hole, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Cora Alice (Alt) Landes. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kermit H. VanMeter, April 30, 1976.

She is survived by two sons, Darrel A. VanMeter of Cabins, and Gary K. VanMeter of Berryville, Va.; five daughters, Gloria Goldizen, Nancy VanMeter and Wanda VanMeter, all of Cabins, Sandra V. Adams of Winchester, Va., and Linda V. Feigenbaum of Alexandria, Va.; two sisters, Pearl Judy of Petersburg, and Gail Parker of Arthur; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were May 4, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (5/8)

Michael Thomas Koneful, 52, of Petersburg, died April 23, at Seneca Rocks, as a result of an accidental fall from Seneca Rocks.

Born Jan. 22, 1949, at Camden, N.J., he was the son of Chester and Cecilia (Vickers) Koneful of Maysville.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Joan (Acker) Koneful; three sons, Jeremy Stallsmith of Alabama, and Michael Koneful and Angelo Stallsmith, both of New Jersey; three brothers, Robert Koneful of Indiana and Chester Koneful and Thomas Koneful, both of New Jersey.

Graveside services were April 27, at South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. Military rites were accorded by the veterans organizations of Grant County.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (5/1)

Harley Galen Cosner, 77, of Mount Storm, died April 26, at his residence.

Born April 16, 1924, at Bismarck, he was the son of the late Aaron Basil and Flossie Marie (Moore) Cosner.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doris P. "Sally" (Amtower) Cosner; one son, Gary G. Cosner of Mount Storm; one daughter, Karen "Susie" Merritt of Mount Storm; three brothers, A. Blaine Cosner and Wardney L. Cosner, both of Mount Storm, and Ronald Lynn Cosner of Elk Garden; one sister, Norma Hanlin of Mount Storm; two grandsons, Jeff and Jason Heath of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and three granddaughters, Rebecca Davenport and Julie Cosner, both of Raleigh, N.C., and Paula Merritt of Mount Storm.

Funeral services were April 29, at the Smith Funeral Home chapel, Keyser, with interment in the Mount Storm Cemetery, Mount Storm. (5/1)

Mrs. Bonnie Lee Crites, 68, of Rig, died Friday, April 27, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born April 23, 1933, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late John and Clara (Moyer) Shreve. She was also preceded in death by her husband, "Harvey" Crites in January 1997.

She is survived by six sons, Johnny Crites and Loring J. Crites Jr., both of Petersburg, Lemuel S. Crites, Mackie Crites, Scottie Crites and Fred Crites, all of Moorefield; five daughters, Sue Hines and Peggy Thorne, both of Moorefield, Rose Armentrout and Christina Crites, both of Rig, and Jeanette Ours of Petersburg; two sisters, Shirley Crites of Rig, and Betty Moyers-Devine of Erie, Pa.; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 30, at the Rig Assembly of God Church, with interment in the Clara Crites Cemetery, Critestown.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield. (5/1)

Albert Roosevelt Mongold, 74, of Moorefield, died April 28, at the E.A. Hawse Continuous Care Center, Baker.

Born May 16, 1926, in Mathias, he was the son of the late Harry R. and Clara Jane (Shipe) Mongold.

Mr. Mongold was a retired construction laborer and was Methodist by faith.

He is survived by one sister, Una Sager of Cora, Pa.; two brothers, Lloyd Mongold of Moorefield, and Alston Mongold of Old Fields; and two half sisters, Mamie Puffenbarger of Arthur, and Nita Robinson of Silver Spring, Md.

Funeral services were April 30, at the Elmore-Chambers Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in the Jenkins Chapel Church Cemetery. (5/1)

Mrs. Mildred L. Moreland, 82, of Gormania, died Saturday, April 28, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Md.

Born Aug. 2, 1918, in Bismarck, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Fannie (Helmick) Moreland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Homer Moreland in 1980.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were May 1, at the Stewart Funeral Home chapel, Oakland, with interment in the Locust Grove Cemetery, Mount Storm. (5/1)

Mrs. Beulah Virginia Shaffer, 96, of Petersburg, died April 28, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Dec. 15, 1904, in Masonville, she was the daughter of the late Israel and Martha Jane (Sites) Getz. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Shaffer, Jan. 22, 1995.

She is survived by one son, Ralph W. Shaffer of Sykesville, Md.; two daughters, Anna Lee Snyder of Rockville, Md., and Jessie M. Shaffer of Petersburg; four grandchildren, Gregory Shaffer of Sykesville, Denise (Shaffer) Mathias of Westminster, Md., Carolyn (Snyder) Mason of Elkridge, Md., and Mary Ann (Snyder) Richmond of Ellicott City, Md.; two great-grandchildren, Jenna Lyn Richmond and Kyle Dalton Mathias; and number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 30, at the Petersburg Presbyterian Church, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (5/1)

April

James Edward Rutledge, 76, of Manchester, Tenn., died April 13, at Harton Regional Medical Center, Manchester.

He was born April 18, 1924, at Bridgesport, Ala.

Surviving are his wife, Hallie Rutledge; two sons, James A. Rutledge of Monroe, Wis. and Lee Rutledge of Oklahoma City, Okla., one daughter, Mary Lynn Landis of Spring Grove, Pa.; one sister, Ruby Hoffman of Greutly Laugger, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Kristine Shippy, Jeremy Rutledge and Tracey Merrick; and two great-grandchildren, Lauryn Shippy and Morgan Shippy.

Funeral services were April 17, at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel, Manchester, with interment in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens, Jasper, Tenn. (4/24)

Mrs. Louella G. Cosner, 90, of Mount Storm, died April 15, at her home.

Born May 6, 1910, in Keyser, she was the daughter of the late Wright and Blanche J. (Jewell) Davy. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lewis H. Cosner in 1949. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by four daughters, Maxine Ours of Fountain, and Janet Jones of Oakland, Md., Irene Hawk and Loretta Fishel, both of Mount Storm; three sons, Rex Cosner and Eddie Cosner, both of Mount Storm, and Robert Cosner of Baltimore; 25 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 18, at the Mount Storm Presbyterian Church, Mount Storm, with interment in the Idleman Cemetery, Mount Storm.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland. (4/24)

John Walter Selsek, 59, of Bayard, died April 17, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Born March 12, 1942, in Henry, he was the son of the late John F. and Willia (Rotruck) Selsek.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Witt) Selsek, whom he married June 18, 1983; one brother, James A. Collette of Mount Storm; one nephew, Scott A. Collette of Mount Storm; one niece, Kelly S. Collette of Mount Storm; one great-nephew; and two great-nieces.

Funeral services were April 20, at the Durst Funeral Home chapel, with interment in the Bayard Cemetery, Bayard. (4/24)

Mrs. Elsie Elizabeth Mills, 93, of Morgantown, died April 20, at the residence of her daughter, Shirley Herstine of Morgantown.

Born March 6, 1908, in Monongalia County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Annie Schiffbauer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Stewart H. Mills, May 1942.

Besides her daughter Shirley, she is survived by one son, Raymond E. Mills of Laurel Point; daughter, Phyllis Hawk of Petersburg; five grandchildren, Robert L. Mills Jr. of Morgantown, Terry L. Hawk, Rodney E. Hawk and Rhonda K. Auville, all of Petersburg, and Kevin S. Hawk of Frederick, Md.; eight great-grandchildren, Jenna Mills, Kolten Hawk, Kristopher Auville, Chase Hawk, Chance Hawk, Cody Hawk, Payton Hawk and Alyssa Orem; two nephews, William L. Miller and Fred I. Mills; and one niece, Belinda Simpson.

Funeral services were April 23, at the Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home chapel, Morgantown, with interment in the East Oak Grove Cemetery. (4/24)

Helen L. Hanlin, 77, of Bayard, died April 10, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Md.

Born Nov. 3, 1923, in Popetown, Md., she was the daughter of the late William F. "Frank" and Bertha S. (Miller) Cline.

She is survived by her husband, Edward W. Hanlin; five daughters, Sherry L. Daniel of Westminster, Md., Doris B. Weasenforth of Mount Storm, Donna L. Kuhn of Killeen, Texas, Beatrice V. Ford of Bayard, and Diana J. Martin of Scherr; two sons, Rocky W. Hanlin of Radcliff, Ky., and Stoney A. Hanlin of Oakland; one sister, Ada Pratt of Mustang, Okla.; 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral services were April 14, at the Fairview Church of the Brethren, Oakland, with interment in the Mount Storm Cemetery, Mount Storm.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland. (4/17)

Paul Vernon Iman Sr., 80, of Petersburg, died April 11, at his residence.

Born June 7, 1920, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Henry and Lucy (Borror) Iman. He was the last member of his immediate family.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Irene "Polly" (Sites) Iman; two sons, Paul V. "Sonny" Iman Jr. and William G. "Bill" Iman, both of Petersburg; two daughters, Betty I. Haslacker of Penn Laird, Va., and Donna S. Vetter of Petersburg; 16 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-granddaughter.

Funeral services were April 14, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in North Mill Creek Cemetery, Dorcas. (4/17)

Mrs. Mernie (Alt) Eskridge, 80, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died April 13, in the Brian Center at Winston-Salem.

Born Nov. 11, 1920, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Daisy (Judy) Alt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Hector Eskridge in 1993.

She is survived by two sisters, Virgie Bell of Winchester, Va., and Rose McGuiness of Keyser; and one brother, Glenn Alt of Winchester.

Funeral services were April 16, at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel, Winchester, with interment in Shenandoah Memorial Park. (4/17)

Ocie Eugene Sherman, 91, of Rig, died April 1, at Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Romney.

Born Dec. 2, 1909, in Hardy County, he was the son of the late Eugene C. and Annie (Kessel) Sherman. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Nellie (Crites) Sherman in May 1998.

He is survived by six sons, Ray Sherman of Columbus, Ga., Eugene Sherman of Moorefield, Wendell Sherman and Woodrow Sherman, both of Rig, Charl Sherman of Durgon, and Neil Sherman of Mathias; five daughters, Mary A. Ganoe of Baltimore, Josephine Ours and Carol Crites, both of Rig, Karen Kyle of Moorefield, and Libby Martin of Dayton, Ohio; one brother, Lemuel Sherman of Petersburg; one sister, Ellen Barr of Rig; 30 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral services were April 4, at the Rig Assembly of God Church, with interment in Kessel Cemetery, Kessel. Military graveside rites were accorded by the U.S. Navy and the Moorefield Veteran's Honor Guard.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield. (4/10)

Dayton Lysle Delawder, 67, of Moorefield, died April 5, at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Va.

Born April 4, 1934, in Moorefield, he was the son of the late James F. and Thelma J. (Riggleman) Delawder.

He is survived by his wife, Freda E. (Baldwin) Delawder; two sons, Bradley Delawder and Laird Michael Delawder, both of Moorefield; one daughter, Donna D. Delawder of Moorefield; three brothers, Doil Delawder of Moorefield, Kenneth Delawder of Purgitsville and Randall W. Delawder of Mary Ester, Fla.; and three sisters, Donna Jean Schell of Petersburg and Carmelita Shoemaker and Fanny Belle Parker, both of Moorefield.

Funeral services were April 8, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in the Newhouse Cemetery, Rig. Military graveside rites were accorded by the U.S. Navy and the Moorefield Veteran's Honor Guard. (4/10)

Chester Lee Vance, 70, of Wadsworth, Ohio, and formerly of Findley, Ohio, died in November 2000.

Born Sept. 21, 1930, in Holden, he was the son of the late Rev. James W. and Etta (Bryant) Vance.

Surviving are his wife, Winnie Mae Shanholtz of Florida; one son, Timothy Vance of Crystal Beach, Fla.; one daughter, Belinda Detweiler of Uniontown, Ohio; four brothers, Charles Vance and Roy Vance, both of Florida, and Clyde Vance and James Vance, both of Arizona; one sister, Lucille Elliott of Hawaii; and five grandchildren.

Burial with military honors was Nov. 27, 2000, in Western Reserve National Cemetery, Ohio.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home Inc., Wadsworth, Ohio. (4/3)

John William Rohrbaugh, 25, of Moorefield, died March 19.

Born Sept. 20, 1975 in Winchester, Va., he was the son of Billy D. and Thelma Rohrbaugh of Petersburg and Vicki (Sparks) and Gary Lynn of Winchester, Va.

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Alice (Gillaspie) Rohrbaugh; one son, Tyler Jason Rohrbaugh, at home; two sisters, Laurie Eddy of Winchester and Lisa Reel of Fisher; one half sister, Jennifer Rohrbaugh of Petersburg; one half brother, Justin See of Winchester; two stepbrothers, Adam Lynn of Winchester and Jason Symonette of Summerville, S.C.; one grandfather, John Sparks of Naples, Fla. and one grandmother, Della Shreve of Moorefield.

Funeral services were March 22, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. (4/3)

Gregory Lawrence Ganoe, 47, of Moorefield, died March 20, at his residence.

Born July 9, 1953, in Grant County, he was the son of the late Lawrence P. Ganoe and Betty Ann (Evans) Smith.

He is survived by two daughters, Elisha M. Ganoe of Charlotte, N.C., and Morgan Ganoe of Petersburg; one son, Gregory Ganoe Jr. of Petersburg; three half sisters, Jill Hose of Old Fields, Christy Shirk of Moorefield, and Sherry Ganoe of Baltimore; two half brothers, Jeff Smith of Moorefield and Mark Smith of Rig; and one stepbrother, Randy Orndorff of Maryland.

Memorial services were April 1, at the Elmore-Chambers Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield. (4/3)

Mrs. Elva Catherine (Turner) Flynn, 90, of Harrisonburg, Va., died March 26, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg.

Born July 4, 1910 at Onego, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Pearlie (Helmick) Turner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gary Flynn, Feb. 12, 1947.

Surviving are three sons, Jack Harper of Montrose, Dick Flynn of Dayton, Va. and Gary Flynn Jr. of Harrisonburg; three daughters, Eyvonne Cook of Dayton, Betty R. Nelson of Riverton and Junette J. Flynn of Harrisonburg; one brother, Charles Turner Jr. of Seneca Rocks; one sister, Lora Turner Long of Maysville; 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 29, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton. (4/3)

Claude Mowery, 75, of Upper Tract, died March 26, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Feb. 2, 1926, in Upper Tract, he was the son of the late Chester Claude and Annie V. (Lough) Mowery.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, JoAnne "Tootle" Hill Mowery; one son, Raymond C. Mowery of Petersburg; one daughter, Claudia Ann Kilpatrick of Crestview, Fla.; two sisters, Macie VanSlyke of Upper Tract, and Hester Williams of Dayton, Va.; three brothers, Warnie Mowery and Connie Mowery, both of Upper Tract, and Virgil Mowery of Oak Ridge, Mo.; three grandchildren, Karen Will of York, Pa., Amy Budney of Brookpark, Ohio, and Sgt. Shannon Mowery of Hinesville, Ga.; two stepgrandchildren, Michael Swick of Fairmont, and Chad Swick of Shepherdstown; four great-grandchildren, Tashia Will, Jack Will, Jerica Will and Trista Mowery; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were March 29, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Lough Cemetery, Mozer. (4/3)

Robert Virgil "Bobby" Hedrick, 84, of Upper Tract, died March 31, at the Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin, where he had resided the past 3 1/2 months.

Born July 26, 1916, in Upper Tract, he was the son of the late Charles Edgar and Phoebe Ann (Yokum) Hedrick.

He is survived by one brother, Melvin H. Hedrick of Winchester, Va., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 2, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Cherry Hill Cemetery, Upper Tract. (4/3)

Mrs. Ethel M. Ruddle, 82, of Franklin, died March 31, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Aug. 12, 1918, in Whitmer, she was the daughter of the late Clarence H. and Flodie E. (Raines) Hartman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alvin M. Ruddle, whom she married Oct. 11, 1941, and preceded her in death, May 16, 1970.

She is survived by three sons, Gerald E. Ruddle, Sheldon L. Ruddle and James A. Ruddle, all of Franklin; two daughters, Josephine L. Hedrick of Petersburg, and Violet L. Thompson of Brandywine; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 4, at the Kimble Funeral Home chapel, Franklin. Interment was in the Ruddle Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Pendleton County Rescue Squad. (4/3)

George Robert Yokum, 84, of Landes, died April 1, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Feb. 11, 1917, in Landes, he was the son of the late George Washington and Ina Frances (Judy) Yokum. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Marie (McUlty) Yokum, March 12, 1983.

He is survived by two sons, J. Darwin Yokum of Kensington, Md., and Robert D. Yokum of Landes; two grandchildren, Chris Mallow of Upper Tract, and James Yokum of Landes; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 3, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Yokum Family Cemetery, Landes. (4/3)

Mrs. Elva Mae Fultz, 65, of Petersburg, died April 2, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Oct. 13, 1935, in Staunton, Va., she was the daughter of the late Amos and Ella Mae (Davis) Short. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Wayne Fultz, Nov. 30, 1989.

She is survived by five daughters, Barbara Conner, Natalie Bolyard, Beverly Reyes and Linda Mehl, all of Baltimore, and Debra Kimble of Moorefield; one sister, Charlotte Davis of Virginia; one brother, Franklyn Short of Moorefield; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were April 5, at the funeral home chapel. Interment was in Fultz Cemetery, Kessel. (4/3)

March

Claude Eugene Haines, 73, of Maysville, died March 21, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born April 16, 1927 in Romney, he was the son of the late Claude E. Haines Sr. and Annie (Davis) Haines.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita (Hartley) Haines; one daughter, Barbara A. Landis and her husband, the Rev. Steve Landis of Maysville; two sisters, Emma Synder and Virginia Folk, both of Cresaptown, Md.; four grandchildren, Stephen Landis, Mark Landis, Philip "P.J." Landis and Lori Berg; 6 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews, including Vauda Lee Bennett of Richmond, Va.

Funeral services were conducted March 24, at the Springfield Assembly of God Church, with interment in the Salem Cemetery, Slanesville. Military graveside services were conducted by combined veteran organizations of Hampshire County.

Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, was in charge of the arrangements. (3/27)

Mrs. A. Lucille Lyons, 75, of Hollywood, Md., and formerly of Upper Tract, died March 21, at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.

Born March 1, 1926, in Martin, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna R. (Michael) Lyons. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel E. Lyons, Jan. 27, 1985.

She is survived by two daughters, Patti Anderson of Hollywood, and Melissa Mae Thompson of Mechanicsville, Va.; one brother, Glenn Lyons of Martin; two sisters, Janet Marion Bishop of Utica, Mich., and Mae E. Lyons of Antioch; six grandchildren, Michelle, Jennifer, Andy, Lee, Briscoe and Layne; and two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Brooke.

Funeral services were March 25, at the Smith Funeral Home's Keyser chapel. (3/27)

Mrs. Velma Jesse (Berg) Goldizen, 81, of Maysville, died March 22, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born July 21, 1919, in Jordan Run, she was the daughter of the late Walter Samuel and Laura (Barger) Berg.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Paul M. Goldizen; two sons, the Rev. Paul Goldizen of Petersburg and Eugene Berg of Maysville, who was raised by the Goldizen family; two daughters, Orpha Pennington of Dry Fork and Naomi Keplinger of Petersburg; one sister, Hazel Heavner of Maysville; two brothers, Austin Berg of Maysville and Foster Berg of Petersburg; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 25, at the Cabins Assembly of God Church, with interment in the Maysville cemetery, Mayville.

Schaeffer Funeral Home of Petersburg was in charge of arrangements. (3/27)

Forest "Hoby" Riggleman, 73, of Winchester, Va., died March 23, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester.

Born Jan. 11, 1928, in Hardy County, he was the son of the late Roy Gipson and Mary Susan (Simmons) Riggleman.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred (Lewis) Riggleman, whom he married July 31, 1948, in Franconia, Va.; one daughter, Professor Lisa Riggleman of Springfield, Va.; three brothers, Glen Riggleman of Westernport, Md., and Elvin Riggleman and Roy Riggleman Jr., both of Petersburg; and five sisters, Nellie Weatherholtz of Moorefield, Mary Ellen Mauzy and Irene Iman, both of Petersburg, Vista Eskridge of Winchester, and Dixie Mauzy of Springfield, Va.

Funeral services were March 26, at the Rosedale Baptist Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Enders and Shirley Funeral Homes & Crematory. (3/27)

David Lee Holloway, 48, of Upper Tract, died March 15, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

He was born June 27, 1952, at Harrisonburg, Va., and was the son of Susie (Bowers) Holloway of Upper Tract and the late James M. Holloway.

He is survived by one sister, Kimberly Sue Keplinger of Upper Tract; two brothers, James W. Holloway and Rickie L. Holloway, both of Upper Tract; one cousin, Betty Simmons of Franklin; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were March 18, at the Cherry Hill Cemetery, Upper Tract.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin. (3/20)

Mrs. Jessie Eloise (Ketterman) Sayre, 82, of Salisbury, Md., and formerly of Petersburg, died March 2, at Salisbury Center: Genesis Elder Care, Salisbury.

Born Aug. 14, 1918, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Gilbert and Daisy Elizabeth (Gum) Ketterman.

She is survived by one daughter, Judy Ann (Sayre) Gracey and granddaughter, Megan Gracey of Salisbury; two other grandchildren, Todd Richard Ketterman and Wendy Constance Ketterman; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary A. Mongold of Petersburg, and Norma G. Ketterman of Harrisonburg, Va.; two nieces, Lana J. (Ketterman) Barnes of Petersburg, and Barbara K. (Ketterman) McDonald of Harrisonburg; two great-nieces, Tammy D. (Mongold) Reed of Cabins, W.Va., and Lisa L. (McDonald) Lantz of Harrisonburg; one great-nephew, Mark P. McDonald of Harrisonburg; and one cousin, Ann C. Kline of Waynesboro, Va.

Memorial services were March 10, at St. Aban's Episcopal Church, Salisbury.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Holloway Funeral Home. (3/20)

Donald Edwin Alexander, 53, of Harrisonburg, Va., died March 13, at the Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville, Va., after becoming ill at work.

Born Feb. 9, 1948, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of Mary Hedrick Alexander of Harrisonburg and Edwin G. Alexander of Davis, Calif.

He is also survived by his wife, Margaret A. Alexander, whom he married June 6, 1980; three sons, Ronald P. Alexander, Jeffrey S. Alexander and Douglas A. Jones, all of Harrisonburg. He was the nephew of Martha and Arthur Alt and Elsie Hedrick, all of Petersburg and the late Lemont Hedrick.

Funeral services were March 17, at the Faith Bible Church in Harrisonburg, with interment at Rest Haven Cemetery, Harrisonburg.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home, Harrisonburg. (3/20)

Ebert Samuel Berg, 78, of Maysville, died March 13, at his home.

Born June 21, 1922, in Jordan Run, he was the son of the late Walter Samuel and Laura (Barger) Berg.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Irene G. (Alt) Berg; five sons, Jack Berg and Delmer R. Berg, both of Petersburg, and the Rev. Lyle W. Berg Sr., Rusty Berg and Danny Berg, all of Maysville; two sisters, Velma Goldizen and Hazel Heavner, both of Maysville; two brothers, Austin Berg of Maysville, and Foster Berg of Petersburg; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were March 17, at the Cabins Assembly of God Church, Cabins, because of renovation at his home church, with interment in the Berg Family Cemetery, Jordan Run.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (3/20)

Ronald Lester Borror, 78, of Petersburg, died March 13, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Aug. 20, 1922, at Landes, he was the son of the late James Harrison and Ada Belle (Judy) Borror. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margie A. (Nesselrodt) Borror, Oct. 24, 1990.

Surviving are five daughters, Mary Jane Borror of Moorefield, Dessie Westfall of Maysville, Edna Mae Borror of Washington, D.C., Shirley Anderson of Franklin and Barbara Wimer of Petersburg; two brothers, Richard Borror and Calvin Borror, both of Upper Tract; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 15, at Faith Assembly of God, Petersburg, with interment in Nesselrodt Cemetery, Landes.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (3/20)

Earl Alston Groves, 83, of Petersburg, died March 13, at his home.

Born May 27, 1917, in Maysville, he was the son of the late Roy and Gracie May (Judy) Groves. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Neva E. (Ours) Groves, May 25, 2000.

He is survived by three daughters, Betty L. Groves, Ellen I. Kirby and Helen L. Hedrick, all of Petersburg; one sister, Kathleen Kile of Cabins; two grandsons, Roy A. Hedrick and Edward E. Kirby; three great-grandsons, Ryan Ashford Hedrick, Marc Bauer Hedrick and Taylor Nicholas Kirby; and a number of nieces and nephews, including Conway C. Ours Jr., who lived with the Groves family.

Funeral services were March 16, at the Grove Street United Methodist Church, Petersburg, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (3/20)

Evelyn (Kesner) Cornell, 70, of Pocomoke City, Md., died March 15, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

Born July 31, 1930, in Mozer, she was the daughter of the late John William and Mary (Smith) Kesner. Her husband of 47 years, Wayne R. Cornell, preceded her in death, Oct. 24, 1999.

She is survived by two daughters, Debra Scott of Pocomoke City and Dena Daniels of Columbia, Md.; one son, David Cornell of Ellicott City, Md.; seven grandchildren, John Scott, Kristen Parsons, Matthew Cornell, Patrick Cornell, Anthony Daniels, Jessica Daniels and Catherine Daniels; two sisters, Blanche Harman of Upper Tract and Arletta Sears of Petersburg; a brother, Roy E. "Jake" Kesner of Hopwood, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were March 18, at the Holloway Melson Funeral Home in Pocomoke City, with interment in the First Baptist Cemetery, Pocomoke City. (3/20)

Sandra Eileen (Price) Grandison, 63, of Bridgeport, Conn. and formerly of Petersburg, died March 17, at St. Vincent's Hospital.

She was born June 7, 1937, the daughter of the late Margaret (Beckwith) and James Price.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Marion Grandison; two daughters, Lorrie Brooks and Gina Grandison, both of Bridgeport; three sisters, Leslie Wilson of New Milford, Conn., Valerie Sterns of Dumfries, Va. and Donna Price of Stratford, Conn.; one grandson, Roszel Bradley Grandison; two granddaughters, Jessica Brooks and Taylor Jean-Gulliam; and one great-granddaughter, Elyssa Brooks; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were March 21, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with. interment in the Maple Hill Cemetery. (3/20)

Ruth Mae (Heavner) Reed, 74, of Lahmansville, died March 18, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided for the past 11 years.

Born Aug. 26, 1926, in Lahmansville, she was the daughter of the late Arnold and Sylvia (Turner) Heavner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Parker Reed, Dec. 4, 1979; one daughter, Eva June Reed.

She is survived by one son, Paul J. Reed of Burlington; five daughters, Josephine Rohrbaugh of Maysville, Mary L. Powell of Frederick, Md., Margie Saville of Kirby, June D. Huffman of Seneca Rocks and Linda K. Ours of Cabins; one stepson, Robert Reed of Cabins; two sisters, Retta Dolly of Lahmansville and Joy Keplinger of Arthur; 12 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 20, at Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (3/20)

Mrs. Opal Kessel Smith, 88, of Petersburg, died March 5, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since Jan. 8.

Born Jan. 2, 1913, in Scherr, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Emma (Patch) Kessel.

Surviving are two brothers, Robert T. Kessel of Scherr and Ohley C. Kessel of Maysville and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were March 9, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Kessel Family Cemetery,Scherr. (3/13)

Mrs. Myrtle Gray (Hodge) Graham, 94, of Petersburg, died March 11, at her home.

Born Feb. 26, 1907, in McDowell, Va., she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Hodge Graham. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John G. Graham, June 26, 1992.

She is survived by one sister-in-law, Mary Graham of Petersburg; one nephew, Dick Graham of Prosper, Texas; and special friends, Frank Kiester and Sherril and Carolyn Shuman.

Funeral services were March 13, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with Interment in Shobe Family Cemetery, Petersburg. (3/13)

Lloyd Joseph Hinkle, 69, of Azle, Texas, died Feb. 12, in Azle.

Born Feb. 4, 1932, in Hardy County, he was the son of the late Otha M. and Carrie (Smith) Hinkle.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Barbara Hinkle; two sons Michael Hinkle of Azle and Larry Hinkle of Mesa, Arizona; two daughters Katie Renfro of Azle and Carrie Cooley of Early, Texas; four sisters, Kathryn Alt and Emma Runions, both of Petersburg, Sandra Coby of Moorefield, and Judy Eye of Harrisonburg, Va.; and nine grandchildren, Russell Jones, Chris Cooley, Eric Hinkle, Tanner Cook, Shelby Renfro, Paige Cook, Layton Hinkle, Kelsee Harp and Ryder Renfro; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Feb. 14, at White's Funeral Home chapel in Azle. Interment was Azleland Cemetery, Azle. (3/6)

Mrs. Iva Arvella Alt, 72, of Moorefield, died March 1, at her residence.

Born May 12, 1928, in Smoke Hole, she was the daughter of the late Vernon J. & Glona L. (Alt) Kimble.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Alt; two sons, Charles Daniel Alt and Michael Lee Alt, both of Moorefield; four daughters, Kitty Lou Spreeman of Reno, Nev., Pamela Ann Alt of Winfield, Lisa Colleen Crites of New Market, Va. and Joyce Lynn Wolfe of Moorefield; three brothers, Ira V. Kimble of Lexington, Va., Loyen Kimble of Augusta and Luther Kimble of Hyattsville, Md.; one sister, Loris Shreve of Smoke Hole; and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 4, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield. (3/6)

The Rev. Laurean Rufus Smith, 78, of Moorefield, died March 1, at his residence.

Born Aug. 12, 1922, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Rufus E. and Ella Mae (Eigenbrode) Smith.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Janet (Benedict) Smith; one daughter, Patricia Elaine Shoemaker of Old Fields; one brother, Sanford Smith of Waynesboro; one sister, Amy Royer of Waynesboro; two grandchildren, Sandra and Kenneth; and four great-grandchildren, Laci, Laiken, Samantha and Jake.

Funeral services were March 4, at the Moorefield Church of the Brethren, with interment in Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield.

Funeral arrangements were under the directon of the Elmore-Chambers Funeral Home, Moorefield. (3/6)

Mrs. Belle Evans, 95, of Rig, died March 3, at the E.A. Hawse Continuous Care Center, Baker.

Born Oct. 13, 1905, in Rig, she was the daughter of the late Connie and Mary S. (Eye) Crites. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herbert S. Evans, April 1976.

She is survived by one brother, Glenn Crites of Rig; one sister, Eva Snyder of Rig; and several nieces and nephews, one of which is Wendell Sherman of Rig.

Funeral services were March 6, at the Rig Assembly of God Church, with interment in Critestown Cemetery, Rig.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield. (3/6)

Mrs. Anna Lee Ours, 60, of Rough Run, died March 3, at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Va.

Born July 31, 1940, in Hardy County, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Clara (Crites) Haire.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Bobby L. Ours, whom she married Nov. 19, 1958; two sons, Lee Ours of Arthur, and Melvin Ours of Petersburg; two sisters, Norma Bowman Cleaver of Arthur, and Louise Steffey of Oakmont, Pa.; and four grandchildren, Nicole Ours, Rebecca Ours, Ethan Ours and Allison Ours.

Funeral services were March 5, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Ours Family Cemetery, Rough Run. (3/6)

Glenn Richard Thorne, 83, of Dorcas, died March 4, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Nov. 15, 1917, in Dorcas, he was the son of the late Jacob and Hannah Rebecca (Wratchford) Thorne.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rosella G. (Vance) Thorne; two daughters, Glenna Judy and Debbie Heare, both of Petersburg; one sister, Vernie Vance of Dorcas; four grandchildren, Richard Judy, Stephanie Greenwalt, Felicity Heare and Todd Heare; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 7, 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. (3/6)

February

Thoburn E. Cassady, 80, of Pen Argyl, Pa., died Feb. 19, in Easton Hospital.

Born May 29, 1920, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late David L. and Kathleen R. (Michael) Cassady.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elwanda (Head) Cassady; two sons, Charles Cassady of Willow Grove, Pa., and Donald Cassady of Northampton, Pa.; one brother, Melvin Cassady of Waverly, Ohio; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Feb. 22, at the Faith United Presbyterian Church, Pen Argyl, with interment in Fairview Cemetery, Pen Argyl.

Arrangements were under the direction of the James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, Pen Argyl. (2/27)

Adam Fisher Landes, 94, of Purgitsville, died Feb. 19, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born April 10, 1906, in Upper Tract, he was the son of the late Elmer and Hadie Alice (Helmick) Landes. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha (Boswell) Landes, July 20, 1971.

He is survived by one son, Harlan Landes of Lahmansville; two daughters, Loretta Malcolm of Marlinton, and Eulda Mayle of Franklin; one sister, Edna Kimble of Arthur; one stepson, Charlie Boswell of Romney; one half brother, Billy Landes of Puerto Rico; 22 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and companion, Phyllis High of Purgitsville.

Funeral services were Feb. 21, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Springfield Hill Cemetery, Springfield. (2/27)

Paul Wendell Hawk, 59, of Frederick, Md., died Feb. 20, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born April 18, 1941, in Maysville, he was the son of the late Paul Granville and Mae Elva (Taylor) Hawk.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Jane (Spicer) Hawk; two daughters, Stephanie Hawk of Wheaton, Md., and Susan Hawk of Frederick; two stepdaughters, Debroah Fuller of Harpers Ferry, and Cheryl Kerns of Frederick; 12 brothers and sisters, Oline Terrence Hawk, Eileen Virginia Foley, Lovell Marie Goldizen, Norma Jean Reel, Ronald Dale Hawk, William Edwin Hawk, Ramona June Cook, Phyllis Elaine Treadway, Frances Park, Carolyn Sue Conners, Richard Allen Hawk and Patricia Sue Parks; and one granddaughter, Meghan Fuller of Harpers Ferry.

Funeral services were Feb. 23, at the Stauffer Funeral Home chapel, Frederick, with interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick. (2/27)

Mrs. Clarice Marguerite Martin, 82, of Petersburg, died Feb. 20, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Born Aug. 20, 1918, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Claude Allen and Luna (Taylor) Bergdoll. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Johnson Martin, July 30, 1969. She was the last member of her immediate family.

She is survived by two sons, James J. Martin of Chambersburg, Pa., and Charles William Martin of Wheaton, Md.; two daughters, Laura M. Perry of Ocean City, Md., and Margaret Ann Deneault of Charleston; and four grandchildren, Karen E. Flynn of Elkridge, Md., J.D. Harrison of Miramar, Fla., Larry A. Martin of Chambersburg, and John T. Deneault of Charleston.

Funeral services were Feb. 23, at the Grove Street United Methodist Church, Petersburg, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (2/27)

Robert Van Meter Hill, 71, of Clinton, Tenn., died Feb. 22, at Methodist Medical Center, in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

He was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Bayard.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Rae (Elliott) Hill; one son, Charles Van Meter Hill of Powell, Tenn.; two daughters, Rebecca Lynn Baldus of Powell, and Kathryn (Hill) Taylor of Clinton; two sisters, Joy Biggs of Keyser, and Betty Wilson of Petersburg; two brothers, Bill Hill of Moorefield, and Alan Wilson of Louisville, Ky.; five grandchildren, Whitney Hill, Russell Hill, Robbie Baldus, Abbey Taylor and Katie Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were Feb. 24, at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home chapel, Clinton. (2/27)

Mrs. Anna Josephine Maschefzky, 75, of Petersburg, and formerly of Kearny, N.J., died Feb. 23, at Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since Nov. 30, 1998.

Born Feb. 1, 1926, in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Sr. and Anna (McEnroe) Dowd. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Francis J. Maschefzky Sr.

She is survived by one son, Francis J. Maschefzky Jr. of Toms River, N.J.; one brother, Joseph Dowd Jr.; four sisters, Peggy Avagnauo of Waldwick, N.J., Kitty Monohan of Orlando, Fla., Eilene Metz of Olympia, Wash., and Joanne Lundy of Toms River; two grandchildren, Lynn Shockey of Petersburg, and Christopher Maschefzky of Toms River; and two great-grandchildren, Crystal Maschefzky and Matthew Shockey, both of Petersburg.

Funeral services were Feb. 27.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Buyus Funeral Home, Newark. (2/27)

Julian E. "Bud" Riggleman Jr., 44, of Moorefield, died Feb. 23, in Moorefield.

Born Sept. 4, 1956, in Petersburg, he was the son of Margie (Moyers) Riggleman of Rig, and the late Julian E. Riggleman Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Miller) Riggleman; three sons, Jay Riggleman and Ricky Riggleman, both of Keyser, and Joe Kesner of Moorefield; one daughter, Amber Riggleman of Keyser; five brothers, John Riggleman and Elisha Riggleman, both of Rig, and Steve Riggleman, Jerry Riggleman and Robert Lucas, all of Moorefield; five sisters, twin sister Jo Eva Bean and Sunja Salyers, both of Moorefield, Ramona Fatkin of Tallahassee, Fla., Tomiko Crites of Petersburg, and Rita Walker of Old Fields; two grandsons, Dylin and William Kesner; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Feb. 27, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in Newhouse Cemetery, Rig. (2/27)

Samuel Hugh "Sam" Rodgers, 57, of Falls Church, Va., and formerly of Petersburg, died Feb. 12, at his residence.

Born Sept. 18, 1943, in Petersburg, he was the son of Ethel V. (Pratt) Rodgers Sherman of Moorefield and the late Edwin N. Rodgers.

Besides his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Tina Renee Rodgers of Waldorf, Md.; four sisters, Patricia Slifer of Spavinaw, Okla., Laura Kemp and Mary Hedrick, both of Maysville, and Martha Alt of Upper Tract; seven brothers, Dallas Rodgers of Washington, D.C., Clayton Rodgers of Arthur, Forrest Rodgers of Upper Tract, Robert Rodgers of Baltimore, Richard Rodgers of Petersburg, Dawn Rodgers of Moorefield, and Douglas Rodgers of Augusta; one granddaughter, Aniko Pearson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Feb. 16, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (2/20)

Mrs. Vivian Lorraine Huffman, 93, of Onego, died Feb. 15, at Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since Oct. 15, 1993.

Born Nov. 12, 1907, in Elkins, she was the daughter of the late Grover Arbaugh and Zenie Cunningham. She was also preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Henry Brian "Doc" Huffman, Feb. 1, 1980.

She is survived by one son, Johnnie J. Huffman of Mobile, Ala.; one half sister, Ardith White of Riverton; four grandchildren, Tammy Linaburg of Franklin, Tommie Divine of Houston, Texas, and April Henson and John Eric Huffman, both of Mobile; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Feb. 18, at the Bible Missionary Church, Onego, with interment in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (2/20)

Ray Franklin Strawderman, 78, of Moorefield, died Feb. 16, in Petersburg.

Born June 18, 1922, in Hardy County, he was the son of the late Benjamin F. and Bernie E. (Helmick) Strawderman.

Mr. Strawderman is survived by his wife, Rada Mae (Crites) Strawderman; two sons, James Strawderman of Moorefield and Less J. Crites of Timberville, Va.; one foster son, Tommy Thompson of Moorefield; one daughter, Maxine L. Miller of Cortland, Ohio; three sisters, Rose Hardy and Stella Wratchford, both of Moorefield, and Evelyn Dawson of Winchester, Va.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were Feb. 19, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in the Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield. (2/20)

James Theo Ours Sr., 71, of Richmond Hill, Ga., and formerly of Petersburg, died Feb. 4, at his home.

Born Jan. 20, 1930, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late John W. and Edna (Ours) Ours. He was also in death by his wife, Dorothy Marietta (Mitchell) Ours, whom he married Sept. 23, 1950, and died Nov. 19, 1997.

He is survived by two sons, James T. Ours of Kimball Road, Mich., and Terry L. Ours of Richmond Hill; three daughters, Patricia K. Sanders of Brookesville, Fla., and Wanda Davis and Christy G. Zugg, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, John M. "Skip" Ours of Petersburg; two sisters, Georgianna Patch of Petersburg, and Addie Bowser of Clarkesvile, Pa.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Feb. 10, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Military graveside rites were accorded by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County. Interment was in Sites Cemetery, Dorcas. (2/13)

Earl Lee Conrad, 55, of Charles Town and formerly of Petersburg, died Feb. 5, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born May 5, 1945, at Petersburg, he was the son of the late Glen Pickney and Rhoda Mae (Nelson) Conrad.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Longerbeam) Conrad; two daughters, Marsha Conrad and Stacie Conrad, both at home; one son, Glen Conrad of Charles Town; two brothers, William "June" Conrad of Cabins, and Charles "Tubby" Conrad of Augusta; three sisters, Maxine Layton of Cumberland, Md., Rosella Thorpe of Baltimore, and Mary Sue Mairino of Middle River, Md.; one granddaughter, Savannah Conrad of Charles Town; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Feb. 7, at the Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home chapel, Harpers Ferry, with interment in Fairview Lutheran Cemetery, Bolivar. (2/13)

Kenneth Foster Heavener, 64, of Cabins, died Feb. 5, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

Born March 21, 1936, at Cabins, he was the son of the late Mason and Ella Mae (Moyers) Heavener.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Alice "Katty" (Vance) Heavener; one son, Timmy Heavener of Cabins; six brothers, Willie Heavener and Paul Heavener, both of Dunn Loring, Va., Mason Heavener of Manassas, Va., Ernest Heavener of Keyser, Luther Heavener and Larry Heavener, both of Cabins; and four sisters, Noralena Berg, Rosetta Berg and Shirley Goldizen, all of Maysville, and Betty Dolly of Cabins.

Funeral services were Feb. 8, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Heavener Family Cemetery, Cabins. (2/13)

Mrs. Cleo Will, 79, of Tampa, Fla., died Feb. 6, in Maysville, at the home of her son, John K. Will Sr.

She was the daughter of the late Henry and Etta Viola (Leasure) Schwalbauch.

She is survived by her husband, Paul R. Will Sr.; six sons, Paul R. Will Jr. of Urbana, Ohio, Harold M. Will of Indian Lake, Ohio, Ronald E. Will of London, Ohio, John K. Will Sr. of Maysville, Henry M. Will of Zephyrhill, Fla., and Robert W. Will of Springfield, Ohio; one daughter, Sondra Dean of Tampa; one brother, Wayne Schwalbauch of Wilmington, Del.; 21 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Feb. 10, at the Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home chapel, Brandon, Fla. (2/13)

Mrs. Velma Mae (Simmons) Evans, 80, of Petersburg, died Feb. 7, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Oct. 15, 1920, in Rig, she was the daughter of the late John S. and Mabel Virginia (Barr) Simmons. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vincent D. Evans, Aug. 17, 1998.

She is survived by two sons, Delegate Allen V. Evans of Dorcas, and Bruce S. Evans of Beverly; one sister, Elva See of Ridgeley; two brothers, Rolland "Dump" Simmons of Durgon, and Elmo "Joby" Simmons of Old Fields; two granddaughters, Allison L. (Evans) Wood of Wheeling, and R. Dawn Hale of Elkins; one foster grandson, Ricky Cooper of Purgitsville; and a special friend, Hazel Haenftling of Ridgeley.

Funeral services were Feb. 11, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (2/13)

Mrs. Emma Vernelle (Jacobs) Fortner, 83, of Petersburg, died Feb. 7, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born July 26, 1917, in Marmet, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Ida Mae (Woodrum) Jacobs. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William T. Fortner, Sept. 14, 1999.

She is survived by two sons, Michael T. Fortner of Rocky Mount, Va., and Alan L. Custer of Newport News, Va.; one daughter, Rebecca Dodd of Petersburg; six grandchildren, Michael T. Fortner Jr., Allison Moser, Tim W. Custer, Stephanie Custer, Susan Secrist and Roger A. Dodd; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Feb. 10, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Lahmanville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (2/13)

Mrs. Mary C. Reindollar, 86, of Petersburg, died Feb. 7, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born March 5, 1914, in Fairfield, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Howard B. and Rose J. (Dick) Riley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, J. Howard Reindollar in 1957.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas H. Reindollar of Shermans Dale, Pa., and P. Michael Reindollar of Ocala, Fla.; two daughters, Patricia M. Reynolds of Littleton, Colo., and Carol J. Kemp of Petersburg; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; eight stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were Feb. 9, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fairfield, with interment in Fairfield Union Cemetery, Fairfield. (2/13)

Fred Wesley Davis, 88, of Scherr, died Feb. 10, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born June 10, 1912, in Scherr, he was the son of the late Wilbur and Edith (McDonald) Davis.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lula B. (Rohrbaugh) Davis, whom he married Oct. 7, 1938; one son, Robert Lee Davis of Bowie, Md.; one daughter, Shirley A. Matthews of Webster, Fla.; one brother, Vincent Coolidge Davis of New Albany, Ohio; two grandchildren, Robert L. Davis Jr. of Myersville, Md., and Tamara (Davis) Kells of Annapolis, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Feb. 13, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville. (2/13)

Mrs. Merna E. (Sites) Beaty, 87, died Jan. 17, in her daughter's home in Keokuk, Iowa.

Born Nov. 22, 1913, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Isaac William and Blanch (Inman) Sites. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, John Wilson Van Curen, whom she married Dec. 24, 1936 and died in 1972, and Wilferd Wall Beaty whom she married in May 1973 in Keokuk and died in 1995.

Mrs. Beaty is survived by one daughter, Connie Van Curen of Keokuk; one brother, Verlon Sites of Roann, Ind.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several stepchildren and stepgrandchildren; and other relatives, including Paul Iman, Gene and Imogene Brake, all of Petersburg.

Memorial services were Jan. 22, at Titus Funeral Home chapel, Warsaw, Ind. (2/6)

Lonnie Ray Wright Sr., 85, of Baker, died Jan. 25, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born May 2, 1915, in Oregon Hollow, he was the son of the late Calvin Wesley and Susan (Thornhill) Wright.

He is survived by nine daughters, Nina L. Strucko of Westminister, Md., Lonetta R. McCormack of Wilmington, N.C., Cassie N. Saunders of Topeka, Kan., Patricia R. Palumbo of Baltimore, Marcella K. Alder of Flintstone, Md., Mitzie A. Alder of Hanover, Pa., Debra F. Faggelli of Petersburg, Jessica Crane of White Sulphurs, and Crystal Wright of Charleston; three sons, Lonnie R. Wright Jr. of New Windsor, Md., Earl Randall Wright of Maryland, and Kenneth Edward Wright of Woodbine, Md.; one sister, Lillie Ball of Geneva, Ohio; 27 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Jan. 30, at Old Greenbrier Memorial Cemetery, Alderson.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg, and the Labban Funeral Home, Alderson. (2/6)

Leroy Clifford Sowers, 61, of Petersburg, died Jan. 31, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Oct. 4, 1939, in Oakland, Md., he was the son of the late Frederick A. and Rebecca Rose (Bevans) Sowers. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Shirley (Pennington) Likens Sowers, Nov. 12, 1999.

He is survived by four sisters, Margie Bell of Oakland, Md., Rosella Shugars of Bridgeport, Effie McNemar of Keyser, and Mary Paugh of Frostburg, Md.; two two brothers, Frederick A. Sowers Jr. and Robert Sowers, both of Three Churches; two stepsons, William Champ of Howe, Ind., and Roger Champ of Harpers Ferry; three stepdaughters, Diana Bierman of Brighton, Mich., Geneva Weirich of Mesa, Ariz., and Rose Champ of Goshen, Ind.; 11 stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The body has been cremated. Memorial services were Feb. 4, at the Lightstone Community Church, with private interment in Maysville Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (2/6)

Eston Douglas Yankey, 90, of Mount Solon, Va., died Feb. 1, at Camelot Health and Rehabilitation Center, Harrisonburg, Va., where he had been a patient since Jan. 26.

Born March 28, 1910, in Nokesville, Va., he was the son of the late John and Nannie (Bean) Yankey.

He is survived by his wife, Ressie Dove Yankey, whom he married June 25, 1947; one son, Allen Jack Yankey of Mount Solon; three daughters, Mary Ellen Foster of Bridgewater, Va., and Carol Getz and Lennis Ritchie, both of Broadway, Va.; two sisters, Emma Hedrick of Petersburg, and Bertie Radar of Cumberland, Md.; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were private.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Johnson Funeral Service, Bridgewater. (2/6)

Richard "Dick" Plaugher, 75, of Moorefield, died Feb. 2, at the E.A. Hawse Continuous Care Center, Baker.

Born Aug. 5, 1925, in Bayard, he was the son of the late James E. and Mary (Bonner) Plaugher.

He is survived by his wife, Eula (Weese) Plaugher; one son, James R. Plaugher of Winchester, Va.; two daughters, Brenda Harvey of Moorefield, and Debbie Hibbard of Fisher; three sisters, Juanita Hawk of Petersburg, Carolyn Tasker of Mountain Lake Park, Md., and Clarett Hawk of North Carolina; one half brother, Robert Helmick of Horseshoe Run; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were Feb. 4, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in Newhouse Cemetery, Rig. (2/6)

January

Willard Kenny Kimble Jr., 49, of Glen Burnie, Md., and formerly of Maysville, died Jan. 20, at North Arundel Hospital, Glen Burnie.

Born July 4, 1951, in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Willard K. Kimble Sr. and Elwanda Lee (McDonald) Kimble. He was raised by his maternal grandmother, Ada McDonald, Maysville.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mary Ellen (Robinette) Kimble; four daughters, Samantha George, Dawn Griffith, Melinda Kimble and Shannon Kimble, all of Glen Burnie; one sister, Debbie Kimble of Brooklyn Park, Md.; and six grandsons.

Funeral services were Jan. 27, at the Singleton Funeral Home, PA, chapel, Glen Burnie, with interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn Park. (1/30)

Jack Bland, 84, of Riverton, died Jan. 22, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Oct. 13, 1916, in Riverton, he was the son of the late Seymour and Lara (Burns) Bland.

He is survived by his wife, Madeline Hazel (Sponaugle) Bland; one daughter, Debbie Burns of Riverton; three sons, Bobby Jack Bland and Denny Bland, both of Riverton, and Wayne Bland of Baltimore; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were Jan. 26, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in Burns Cemetery. Military graveside services were conducted by VFW Elkins Post 3647 and Seneca Post #6862. (1/30)

Archie W. Alt, 87, of Cumberland, Md., died Jan. 24, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.

Born March 3, 1913, at Landes, he was the son of the late David and Virginia (Kimble) Alt.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. (Borror) Alt, one son, C. Maynard Alt of Bedford, Pa.; two daughters, Judy Bird of Cumberland, and Kay Cline of Flintstone, Md.; one brother, Raymond C. Alt of Landes; two sisters, Dora Yokum and Nina Sabo, both of Landes; six grandchildren, Christopher Bird, Darrell Alt, Darla Semanek, Michelle Saeler, Kimberlee Beal and Shannon Cline; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 27, at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, with interment in Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland. (1/30)

Mrs. Geneva Josie "Jenny" McVey, 74, of Petersburg, died Jan. 24, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Oct. 18, 1926, in Lillybrook, she was the daughter of the late Grover C. and Frances (Underwood) Hollins.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Denna R. "Mac" McVey; two sons, Billy Ray Harvey of Sturgis, Ky., and Grover "Mac" McVey of Alamo, Nev.; three daughters, Susan McVey of Elkton, Md., Mary "Sandy" Goldizen of Maysville, and Donna Marie Berg of Walterboro, S.C.; one brother,Stanton Hollins of Baltimore; one sister, Fern Milam of Sullivan; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 27, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. (1/30)

Samuel David Knick, 64, of Danville, Va., died Jan. 26, at Danville Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 14, 1936, in Lexington, Va., he was the son of the late John Boliver and Otta (Higgins) Knick.

Mr. Knick is survived by one son, Samuel David "Jay" Knick Jr. of Petersburg; two daughters, Sandy Gail Harpine of Broadway, Va., and Pamela Jean Knick of Frederick, Md.; one stepdaughter, Candy Bee Wolfe of Petersburg; four brothers, John Henery Knick, Elmer Clinton Knick and Carl Junior Knick, all of Lexington, Va., and William Richard Knick of Danville; six sisters, Dorthy Dooley of New Market, Va., Everlyn Knick of Spring Hill, Fla., Christine Elizabeth Blankship of Petersburg, Va., Marie Canady of Torpan Springs, Fla., and Marjorie Ellen Plogger and Patricia Ann Magle, both of Lexington; two granddaughters; one grandson; and former wife, Esther (Parsons) Olinger of Petersburg, whom he married in 1974.

Memorial services were Jan. 29, at the Swicegood Funeral Home chapel, Danville, with interment in Ebenezer A.R.P. Church of Brethren in Lexington. (1/30)

Frances Maleonskie, 82, of Davis, died Jan. 26, at Baltimore Rehab Extended Care Facility VAMC, Baltimore.

Born Oct. 5, 1918, in Davis, he was the son of the late John Maleonskie and Anna Fisher.

He is survived by two sisters, Helen Wilson of Davis, and Betty Swantek of Petersburg.

A Mass of Christian burial was conducted Jan. 29, at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Thomas, with interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Thomas.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Hinkle Funeral Home, Davis. (1/30)

Oliver Paige Corbin, 90, of Petersburg and formerly of Ripley, died Jan. 14, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, following a short illness.

Born Oct. 27, 1910, at Kenna, he was the son of the late J.D. and Tina (Bowles) Corbin. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Catherine (Archer) Corbin, in 1961.

He is survived by one son, David P. Corbin of Little Hocking, Ohio; one brother, William Corbin of Summersville; and two grandchildren, Max and Beth Corbin, both of Little Hocking.

Funeral services were Jan. 19, at the Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home chapel, Ripley, with interment in Grasslick Baptist Church Cemetery, Kenna. (1/23)

Mrs. Mona Florence Keplinger, 60, of Petersburg, died Jan. 14, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Oct. 21, 1940, at Cabin Run District, she was the daughter of the late James Roy and Julia Ellen (Saxon) Walker.

Mrs. Keplinger is survived by her husband, Elwood G. Keplinger; one son, Dale R. Walker of Thompson, Ga.; one daughter, Julia Ellen Keplinger of Wheeling; one brother, James Walker of South Carolina; and two grandchildren, Glen Phoenix Walker and Harley Milton Walker.

Graveside services were Jan. 18, at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Maysville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/23)

Mrs. Gladys Susan Lambert, 91, of Seneca Rocks, died Jan. 18, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Nov. 21, 1909, in Riverton, she was the daughter of the late John and Eva (Bennett) Harper. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Otis Gary Lambert, Sept. 26, 1988, and whom she married Oct. 31, 1924.

She is survived by six daughters, Katie Smith of Nashport, Ohio, Donna Goins of Newark, Ohio, Betty Spradling of Charleston, Ethel Brinkley of Camp Springs, Md., Irene Gray of Melbourne, Fla., and Mona Kisamore of Seneca Rocks; five sons, Keith Lambert of Lafayette, Ind., Harper Lambert of Newark, Harold E. "Eddie" Lambert of Seneca Rocks, Carl Lambert of St. Louisville, Ohio, and Johnny Lambert of Stuart, Va.; one sister, Billie Harper of Seneca Rocks; two brothers, Edward Harper of Harleysville, Pa., and Johnnie Harper of Ocala, Fla.; 37 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 22, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton. (1/23)

Mrs. Loretta M. Mongold, 69, of Moorefield, died Jan. 18, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Born Oct. 2, 1931, in Grant County, she was the daughter of the late Ashby J. and Cora E. (Ratliff) Barb.

She is survived by her husband, Earl Mongold; one daughter, Sharon E. Parsons of Albertsville, Ala.; two sons, Dannie R. Barb and Chester A. Mongold, both of Moorefield; three sisters, Eunice Hall of Buckhannon and formerly of Petersburg, Faye Kesner of Moorefield, and Helen Bone of Washington; one brother, Allen Barb of Moorefield; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were Jan. 21, at the Elmore-Chambers Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren Cemetery. (1/23)

John Harrison Cosner, 86, of Mount Storm, died Jan. 19, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born June 14, 1914, in Bismarck, he was the son of the late George Amos and Bertha Dawn (Taylor) Cosner.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vera V. (Cosner) Cosner, whom he married March 4, 1936; two daughters, the Rev. Carol Yerky of Maysville, and June E. Waybright of Mount Storm; one sister, Marie Kifer of Elk Garden; and one grandson, LaVerne Waybright of Bethesda, Md.

Funeral services were Jan. 22, at the Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, Bismarck, with interment in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/23)

Mrs. Evelyn Mary Hendrickson, 84, of Petersburg, died Jan. 19, at Hampshire Center, Romney.

Born March 9, 1916, in Ruddle, she was the daughter of the late Jared and Ida (Waggy) Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ellsworth Hendrickson, Feb. 6, 1997.

She is survived by one son, Roy Hendrickson of Petersburg; two sisters, Thelma Greenhalgh of Newport News, Va., and Arlene Brisson of Richmond, Va.; two brothers, Eston Smith of Upper Tract, and Lacy Smith of Franklin; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were Jan. 22, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (1/23)

Joseph Melvin "Jack" Cornette, 75, of Petersburg, died Jan. 21, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Feb. 24, 1925, in South Norfolk, Va., he was the son of the late Henry Lee and Sarah Josephine (Norvelle) Cornette.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Melva (Turner) Cornette, whom he married April 16, 1966; one daughter, Vivian Leigh Bagwell and husband, Melvin, of Norfolk, Va.; three sisters, Vivian Mae Lamar of Shenandoah, Va., Gloria J. Wicker of Virginia Beach, Va., and Elizabeth Kitchen of Jersey Shore, Pa.; one brother, William L. Cornette of Chesapeake, Va.; two grandsons, Matthew W. Bagwell and Daniel J. Bagwell; and one great-granddaughter, Olivia K. Bagwell.

Funeral services were Jan. 23, at Petersburg Church of God, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/23)

Mrs. Mary Virginia (Sinnett) Harman, 79, of Upper Tract, died Jan. 9, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had been a resident since March 1, 1999.

Born Feb. 6, 1921, in Whitmer, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Myrtle (Bolton) Sinnett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Quinten Harman, March 23, 1998.

She is survived by two daughters, Faye Wilkinson of Petersburg and Barbara Rohrbaugh of Maysville; one sister, Treva Nesselrodt of North Augusta, S.C.; two brothers, Lee Sinnett of Franklin and Harvey Sinnett Jr. of Chittenango, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 12, at the Christ Central Community Church, with interment in Kline Cemetery, Kline.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/16)

Mrs. Anna Jane Thompson, 82, of Akron, Ohio, died Jan. 9, at Akron City Hospital, Akron.

Born Jan. 9, 1919, in Whitmer, she was the daughter of the late John and Rosetta White. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Rush Thompson, June 16, 1986.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Jean Thompson of Akron and Anna "Penny" Tittle of North Carolina; one son, John Thompson of Akron; one stepson, Richard Thompson of Virginia; one brother, Lester White of West Virginia; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 13, at the Riverton United Methodist Church, Riverton, with interment in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/16)

Wilford Cline "Wick" Kirby, 62, of Petersburg, died Jan. 11, at his residence.

Born Aug. 10, 1938, in Goshen, Va., he was the son of the late Thomas Richard and Mary Sue (Thompson) Kirby.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen Irene (Groves) Kirby; one son, Edward E. Kirby of Petersburg; three sisters, Margaret Cale of Churchville, Va., Daisy Goff of Evington, Va., and Linda Dodson of Bainbridge, Ga.; three brothers, Leroy W. Kirby of Goshen, Kenneth H. Kirby of Antioch, Tenn., and Mason H. Kirby of Aylett, Va.; one grandson, Taylor Nicholas Kirby; nine nephews; and five nieces.

Military memorial services were conducted by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County, Jan. 14, at the Grove Street United Methodist Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/16)

Jerry Wayne Sites, 46, of Thornton, died Jan. 11, at his home.

Born Nov. 30, 1954, in Harrisonburg, Va., he was the son of Helen Georgia Auville of Elkins and the late William Rex Sites.

Besides his mother, he is survived by one son, Jerry Wayne Sites Jr. of Baltimore; one daughter, Ashley Ann Sites of Grafton; one brother, Larry Steve Sites of Odenton, Md.; and two sisters, Flora Lea Post of Thornton and Marilyn Jean Roberts of Baltimore.

Funeral services were Jan. 15, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton. (1/16)

The Rev. Donald W. Goldizen of Falling Waters, died Jan. 13, at his residence.

Born in Cabins, he was the son of the late Brady Enoch and Lula (Ours) Goldizen.

He is survived by his wife, Nadine (Powers) Goldizen; one son, Bryan Goldizen of Culpeper, Va.; two daughters, Paige Miller of Keyser, and Krista Campbell of Sutherland, Va.; one brother, Pastor Brady Goldizen of Cabins; two sisters, Jean Tadlock of Frederick, Md., and JoAnn Cooper of Harman; and five grandchildren, Shanea and Shalynn Goldizen, Brittney and Briana Miller, and Madison Campbell.

Funeral services were Jan. 17, at the Cabins Assembly of God Church, Cabins, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser. (1/16)

Mary Lavinia Wright, 76, of Maysville, died Dec. 21, at home. Born July 25, 1924, she is survived by her husband, Joseph R. Wright, four sisters, one brother, five children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Dec. 22, at her home. She was cremated Dec. 23. (1/9)

Mrs. Virginia (Forman) Parsons, 62, of Bentonville, Va., died Dec. 23, at her home.

Born June 15, 1938, in Bayard, she was the daughter of the late William King and Lennie Alice (Brown) Forman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Lewis Parsons.

She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Ringenberg of Waldorf, Md.; one brother, Willard Forman of Evergreen, Colo.; one sister, Donna Bode of Brighton, Colo.; and three grandchildren.

There was a private memorial service at a later date in West Virginia.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal, Va. (1/9)

Wendell Franklin Crites, 56, of Fisher, died Dec. 28, 2000, at his residence.

Born Dec. 24, 1944, in Hardy County, he was the son of the late Walter and Mildred (Reel) Crites.

He is survived by his wife, Joann (Evans) Crites; one son, Charlie Crites of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Cindy Burgess of Arthur; one stepson, Carl J. Barger of Petersburg; one stepdaughter, Carla Barger of Fisher; three brothers, Wayne Crites of Moorefield, Dennis Crites of Fisher, and Ronnie Crites of Kingwood; two sisters, Elva Bobo and Loretta Hibbard, both of Fisher; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 31, at the Bible Baptist Church, Fisher, with interment in Woerner Cemetery, Fisher. Military graveside rites were accorded by the Moorefield Veterans Honor Guard.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield. (1/9)

Dr. Hays Lorentz Post, 93, of Buckhannon, died Dec. 30, at Spencer Personal Care, Buckhannon.

Born April 25, 1907, in Hackers Creek, he was the son of the late Leslie Guy and Isabelle (Queen) Post. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Juanita M. (Marple) Post, whom he married Nov. 20, 1926 and died May 28, 1993.

He is survived by one daughter, Karen Sue Cartwright of Buckhannon; one brother, Clay Q. Post of Petersburg; one granddaughter, Kelley Lynne Tierney of Buckhannon; and one grandson, Dr. William E. Cartwright of Charleston.

Funeral services were Jan. 2, at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. chapel, Buckhannon, with interment in Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon. (1/9)

Mrs. Violet E. Stickley, 98, of Burlington, died Dec. 31, at Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Romney.

Born Sept. 27, 1902, at Scherr, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Etta (May) Ebert. She was also preceded in death by her husband, J. Russell Stickley, Nov. 7, 1981.

She is survived by two daughters, Maxine S. Thrush of Burlington, and Delores A. Kesner of Keyser; four grandchildren, James L. Thrush, Janelle L. Veach, Stephen M. Kesner and Sherri L. Arnold; and three great-grandchildren, Jamileigh R. Thrush, Eric Russell Veach and John Tyler Arnold.

Funeral services were Jan. 3, at the Burlington Union Church, with interment in Elijah High Cemetery, Purgitsville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington chapel. (1/9)

Raymond Edward Runion, 92, of Burlington, Wis., died Jan. 1, at Geneva Lake Manor, Lake Geneva, Wis.

Born July 28, 1908, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late David Pierce and Minnie Belle (Kessel) Runion. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn (Elleffsen) Runion, whom he married Nov. 11, 1950, in Chicago and died March 23, 1983.

He is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Harrison of Maysville, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Jan. 4, at the Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home chapel, Burlington. Interment was Jan. 5, at the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Chicago. (1/9)

Mary J. "Dutch" Townsend, 75, of Oakland, Md., died Monday, Jan. 1, at her home.

Born Dec. 8, 1925, in Bayard, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Bessie (Hooten) Reall.

She is survived by two sisters, Marilyn Jeppi of LaVale, Md., and Betty L. Kelly of Oakland, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Jan. 4, at the Stewart Funeral Home chapel, Oakland, with interment in Bayard Cemetery, Bayard. (1/9)

Ralph Junior Wratchford, 67, of Falls Church, Va., and formerly of Petersburg, died Jan. 1, at Fairfax Ivana Hospital, Falls Church.

Born Feb. 4, 1933, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Roy Edward and Helen Virginia (Mongold) Wratchford.

He is survived by one daughter, Stephanie D. Wratchford of Sterling, Va.; two sisters, Arvella Sinnett and Donna Sue Myers, both of Petersburg; two half sisters, Helen Humphries of Fisher, and Linda S. Michael of Moorefield; three half brothers, Johnny Wratchford of Stafford, Va., Gary Wratchford of Mechanicsville, Va., and Warren Wratchford of Petersburg; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services were Jan. 9, at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Robert J. Murphy Funeral Home, Arlington. (1/9)

Norman Elwood Crites, 69, of Moorefield, died Jan. 2, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Oct. 5, 1931, at Rig, he was the son of the late Adam and Bessie (Bobo) Crites.

He is survived by his wife, Norma (Baker) Crites; two sons, Ronnie Crites of Moorefield and David Crites of Rig; one daughter, Donna Wimer of Maysville; one brother, Adam Crites Jr. of Manassas, Va.; one sister, Christina Pratt of Moorefield; and 10 grandchildren.

A memorial services was conducted Jan. 4, at the Elmore-Chambers Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, by the Moorefield Veterans Honor Guard.

Funeral services were Jan. 5, at the funeral home chapel, with interment in Newhouse Cemetery, Rig. Military graveside rites were accorded by the Moorefield Veterans Honor Guard. (1/9)

Gerald R. Mallow, 83, of Upper Tract, died Jan. 2, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born June 20, 1917, at Franklin, he was the son of the late Jay M. and Sylvia (Harman) Mallow.

He is survived by his wife, Clara (Gill) Mallow, whom he married Jan. 14, 1949; one daughter, Ann Kielar of Upper Tract; two sons, Jerry L. Mallow of Upper Tract and Gary J. Mallow of Kingwood; two brothers, Richard D. Mallow of Harrisonburg, Va., and Ralph H. Mallow of Franklin; and six grandsons.

Funeral services were Jan. 5, at the Mount Hope Lutheran Church, Upper Tract, with interment in the Mount Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery, Upper Tract.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin. (1/9)

Mrs. Ottie Virginia (Thorne) Whetzel, 75, of Petersburg, died Jan. 2, at her residence.

Born Nov. 10, 1925, in Rough Run, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Eula Mae (Sites) Thorne. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jacob "Jake" Whetzel, Dec. 19, 1991.

She is survived by two sons, Gary W. Whetzel of Petersburg, and Eston J. Whetzel of Aldie, Va.; two daughters, Virginia O. Bryan of Covington, Va., and Diana S. Parish of Petersburg; one sister, Mary "Pet" Whetzel of Petersburg; two brothers, Junior W. Thorne of Dorcas and David Thorne of Romney; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Jan. 5, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Whetzel Family Cemetery, Arthur. (1/9)

Mrs. Dorothy Ann (Alt) Judy, 87, of Sandston, Va., and formerly of Upper Tract, died Jan. 5, at Ashland Convalescent Center, Ashland, Va., where she had been a resident since June.

Born Feb. 21, 1913, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Martin G. and Hannah Rebecca Susan (Borror) Alt.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jesse L. Judy; three sons, Berlan Judy of Moorefield, Elden Judy of Petersburg, and Paul L. Judy of Upper Tract; three daughters, Norma Brown of Sandston, Brenda Cook of Upper Tract, and Neva Myers of Culpeper, Va.; two stepsons, Harlan Judy of Lahmansville, and Orville Judy of Upper Tract; two stepdaughters, Freda Alt of Baltimore, and Elaine Shreve of Upper Tract; one sister, Dora Yokum of Landes; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Jan. 8, at the Brushy Run Church of God, Upper Tract, with interment in Cherry Hill Cemetery, Upper Tract.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/9)

Emory Dale Dolly, 62, of Cabins, died Dec. 22, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born March 12, 1938, in Pendleton County, he was the son of the late Henson R. and Rhoda M. (Moyers) Dolly.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Annabell (Reed) Dolly; one son, Donald D. Dolly of Petersburg; one daughter, Diana M. Kelley of Larkspur, Colo.; three sisters, Elsie Mauzy of Cabins, Emily Weatherholtz of Lahmansville, and Brenda Dolly of Caldwell; one brother, Elvin Dolly of Old Fields; two grandchildren, Tracy Dolly and Austin Kelley; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Dec. 26, at the Cabins Assembly of God Church, with interment in Riggleman Cemetery, Cabins.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/2)

Mrs. Helen Rosalie George, 72, of Petersburg, died Dec. 22, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Dec. 9, 1928, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Edward C. and Ollie Vernon (Weese) Porter.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Ernest "Satchel" George; two daughters, Betty S. Shaffer, and husband Donald, of Petersburg, and Joann Goldizen and husband Eddie, of Maysville; four sisters, Mary Harper, a resident of Heartland of Keyser, Lucy Mae Rumer of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Margie Porter and Shelva Jean Rumer, both of Petersburg; three brothers, Eston C. Porter, Curtis E. Porter and Paul E. Porter, all of Petersburg; two grandsons, Scott Southerly and wife Melinda and Steve Southerly and wife Theresa; two stepgrandchildren, Ryan and Melissa Goldizen; and three great-grandsons, Steven and Cody Southerly and Jacob Southerly.

Funeral services were Dec. 24, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (1/2)

Miss Ruth Elizabeth Ours, 77, of Petersburg and formerly of Warsaw, Va. and Fort Ashby, died Dec. 22, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since 1993.

Born July 15, 1923, in Dorcas, she was the daughter of the late Noah M. and Flora (Stump) Ours.

She is survived by one sister, Marie Ault of Short Gap, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Dec. 26, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (1/2)

Mrs. Viola Marie Kisamore, 69, of Petersburg, died Dec. 24, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born June 19, 1931, in Mouth of Seneca, she was the daughter of the late Dillon Amos and Catherine Teany (Sites) Turner.

She is survived by her husband, Burl Kisamore; two daughters, Mary Frances Guyton and Nancy Lee Kile, both of Petersburg; one son, Chester Lee Goldizen of Manassas, Va.; one sister, Arvella Mae Goldizen of Maysville; one brother, Norman Paul Turner of Petersburg; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 27, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in South Branch Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (1/2)

David Henry Clauze, 72, of Moorefield, died Dec. 25, at his residence.

Born June 6, 1928, in Maysville, he was the son of the late Richard G. and Marie I. (Schell) Clauze.

Mr. Clauze is survived by his wife, Arvella (Spitzer) Clauze; four sons, Richard Clauze of Slanesville, Terry Clauze of Maysville, William Clauze of Burlington, and Gary Clauze of Inwood; four daughters, Barbara Garber of Mount Jackson, Va., and Brenda Clauze, Laura Mongold and Lori Whetzel, all of Moorefield; one brother, Reggie Clauze of Petersburg; two sisters, Glenna Rohr-baugh of Maysville, and Lois Kile of Upper Tract; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 27, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield. At Mr. Clauze's request, he was cremated after the funeral service. (1/2)

Marvin Leon Kline, 69, of Arthur, died Dec. 25, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Sept. 29, 1931, in Maysville, he was the son of the late Robert and Edna (Keplinger) Kline.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Arlene (Riggleman) Kline; two sons, Tony Kline of Maysville and Steve Kline of Arthur; three grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 28, at the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg, with interment in Kline Cemetery, Upper Tract. (1/2)

Oscar Ray Kuykendall, 97, of Petersburg, died Dec. 27, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where he had resided since September 1994.

Born Nov. 9, 1903, in Rough Run, he was the son of the late George W. and Ida Bell (Sites) Kuykendall. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Radie Esther (Alt) Kuykendall, Dec. 29, 1988.

He is survived by two daughters, Esther Hipp of Petersburg and Josephine Williams of Kissimmee, Fla.; three sons, Daniel Kuykendall of Alexandria, Va., Junior Ray Kuykendall of Stuarts Draft, Va., and Gene L. Kuykendall of Kenova; two sisters, Mary Landes of Baltimore, and Vina Hines of Dorcas; one brother, Jess Kuykendall of Dorcas; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 30, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (1/2)

Mrs. Myrtle Ellen (Schaeffer) Arbogast, 101, of Petersburg, died Dec. 28, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since Sept. 6, 1996.

Born June 13, 1899, in Bayard, she was the daughter of the late George Peyton and Zella Frances (Duling) Schaeffer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence O. Arbogast in 1976.

She is survived by one sister, Daisy Peck of Warner Robins, Ga.; one sister-in-law, Nell Schaeffer of Elizabethtown, N.Y.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Eastern Star Moorefield Chapter 102 conducted services, Dec. 30, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg.

Funeral services were Dec. 31, at the Main Street United Methodist Church, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (1/2)

David Glenn Haddix, 36, of Coalton and formerly of Buckhannon, died Dec. 28, at his home.

Born Jan. 21, 1964, in Elkins, he was the son of Russel "Glenn" and Doris Judy Haddix, both of Buckhannon.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Seanor Haddix, whom he married Dec. 30, 1989; two sons, J.D. O'Neel and Levi Haddix, both at home; one brother, Timothy Edward Haddix of French Creek; and one sister, Cristine Hodges of Red House.

Funeral services were Dec. 30, at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Home chapel, Buckhannon, with interment in Pickens Cemetery. (1/2)

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