Obituary archive page for July - December 2002

December

Thomas J. Priest III, 68, of Rittman, Ohio, died Dec. 22, at the Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.

Born April 27, 1934, in Pikeville, Ky., he was the son of Paul and Clara (King) Priest.

He is survived by his wife, Jenny (Akers) Priest; three sons, Michael Priest of N. Lawrence, Ohio, Kevin Priest of Rittman and Jeffrey Priest of Norton, Ohio; one daughter, Catherine Cookman of Petersburg; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 27, at the Rittman Community Free Will Baptist Church, with interment in Rittman Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Gillman Funeral Home, Rittman. (12/31)

Foster Walter Berg, 78, of Maysville, died Dec. 15, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born July 30, 1924, in Jordan Run, he was the son of the late Walter and Laura (Barger) Berg.

He is survived by three sons, Steve Berg of Petersburg, Orlando Berg of Maysville and Gerald Berg of Capon Bridge; three daughters, Juanita Feaster of Maysville, Angie Alt of Romney and Linda Hawk of Scherr; one sister, Hazel Heavener of Maysville; one brother, Austin Berg of Petersburg; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 18, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Barger Cemetery, Jordan Run. (12/24)

Mrs. Mary Catherine Ours, 84, of Cabins, died Dec. 15, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md.

Born June 17, 1918, in Maysville, she was the daughter of the late Henry Goldizen and Essie (Kessel) Goldizen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde H. Ours, May 28, 1978.

She is survived by one son, Hollis C. Ours and wife, Tomasenia, of Maysville; two daughters, Mary Madelene Bennet and husband, John, of White Marsh, Md., and Carolyn A. Wolford and husband, Billy, of Cabins; one sister, Grace Harper of Moorefield; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral services were Dec. 20, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (12/24)

John Keller Reid, 91, of Petersburg, died Dec. 16, 2002, at his residence.

Born Sept. 1, 1911, in Romney, he was the eldest son of the late James. M.K. Reid Sr. and Alice (Keller) Reid.

Mr. Reid is survived by one cousin, Jane Keller of Petersburg; three nephews, Tom Strawderman, George Reid and James M.K. Reid III and one niece, Mary Ann Reid. In addition, he is survived by three great-nephews and two great-great-nieces.

Memorial services were conducted Dec. 18, at Petersburg Presbyterian Church, A private family burial was at the Maple Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (12/24)

Miss Catherine Rose Muhleman, 43, of Cumberland, Md., died Dec. 17, due to injuries sustained from an automobile accident.

Born Aug. 3, 1959, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of David and Vivian (Robinson) Muhleman of Cumberland.

Besides her parents, she is survived by three brothers, David Muhleman of Henderson, Daniel Muhleman of Winchester, Va. and Brian Muhleman of Crespatown, Md.; three nieces, Melissa Weippert, Jennifer Muhleman and Ashley Muhleman; two nephews, Bruce Muhleman and Brett Muhleman and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were Dec. 20, at the Upchurch Funeral Home chapel, Cumberland. (12/24)

Mrs. Merrilyn Hixon Clapper, 58, of Bedford, Pa., died Dec. 18, at UPMC Lee Regional Hospital, Johnstown, Pa.

Born June 3, 1944, in Everett, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John F. and Helen M. (Clark) Hixon.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph B. Clapper Jr., whom she married April 21, 1959, in Winchester, Va.; one son, Gregory L. and wife Kathy (Muir) Clapper of Bedford; one daughter, Brenda L. and husband Timothy Foor of Bedford; one sister, Patricia Ann and husband, Paul Dorner of Bedford; two brothers, John F. Hixon Jr. and wife Sylvia (Foor), of Cumberland, Md. and Thomas C. Hixon of Everett; three granddaughters, Kristen, Kathi Jo and Brooke and two grandson, Michael and Shaun.

Funeral services were Dec. 21, in the Trinity Lutheran Church, with interment in the Bedford Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Dalla Valle Funeral Service Inc., Everett. (12/24)

Mervin Alston Stump, 81, of Dorcas, died Dec. 17, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Oct. 5, 1921, in Landes, he was the son of the late Vinceon A. and Phoebe Jane (Kile) Stump.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 54 years, Georgia Mae (Thorne) Stump, whom he married Dec. 24, 1948; four daughters, Phyllis Alt of Dorcas, Janie Corley of Elkins, Denise Ours of Charlottesville, Va. and Nancy Rotruck of Petersburg; three sisters, Marie Kimble of Franklin and Neva Kesner and Dallie Stump, both of Petersburg; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 21, at the Brake Church of the Brethren, with interment in the Brake Cemetery, Dorcas. Military graveside services were conducted by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County and the JROTC.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (12/24)

Mrs. Maxine V. Rotruck, 78, of New Creek, died Dec. 9, at her residence.

Born March 31, 1924, in Jordan Run, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Pearl (Rexroad) Burgess. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond R. Rotruck, Feb. 26, 1998.

She is survived by one son, Larry A. Rotruck of Perry Hall, Md. and Sharon Shell of Richmond, Va.; two grandchildren, Jennifer L. Shell and Michele L. Rotruck; one sister, Helen Harris of Martin and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Dec. 14, at the Knobley Brethren Church, with interment in the Knobley Brethren Church Cemetery, Antioch.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser. (12/17)

John Blair Day Jr., 82, of Selma, N.C., and formerly of Arthur, Berryville, Va. and New Holland, Ohio, died Dec. 14, at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Born Nov. 22, 1920, in Arthur, he was the son of the late J. Blair Day and Lena (Patch) Day.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lueveta (Turner) Day; two sons, John Blair Day III of Georgetown, Ky. and Jeffrey Day of Selma; four daughters, Barbara Efaw of Keyser, Carolyn Clauze of Petersburg and Rebecca Swartz and Betsy Day, both of Selma; one brother, Bill Day of Auxvasse, Mo.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Dec. 17, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Arthur. (12/17)

Mrs. Rhoda Mae (Judy) Stump, 77, of Petersburg, died Dec. 15, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Nov. 12, 1925, in Smoke Hole, she was the daughter of the late George Gabriel Judy and Florence (Kimble) Judy.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Loyd Stump; one son, George "Butch" Stump of Woodbridge, Va.; one daughter, Winnie Goldizen of Arthur; two sisters, Alta Conrad of Dinwiddie, Va. and Margie Ludwick of Petersburg; three grandchildren, Kristina (Stump) Kressler and Jessica Stump, both of Woodbridge, Va., and C.G. Goldizen of High Point, N.C. and one great-grandson, Marques Stump Javier of Woodbridge.

Funeral services were Dec. 17, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in South Branch Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (12/17)

Lester Paul Leeson, 79, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Nov. 15, at Harbor Home Hospice in Las Vegas.

Born Dec. 14, 1922, in Parkersburg, he was preceded in death by one son, Leroy and one daughter, Shirley.

He is survived by his wife, Lovella "Cookie" (Weese) Leeson, formerly of Grant County; one brother, Ernest Leeson of Baltimore; three sisters, Alice Ballinger of Florida and Mary Auxier and Nellie Weaver, both of Baltimore; two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were under the direction of Bumkers Mortuary, Las Vegas. (12/10)

Mrs. Lydia Alice Kesner, 84, of Moorefield and formerly of Paw Paw, died Nov. 29, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Nov. 10, 1918, at Upper Tract, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Lena (Pennington) Helmick. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eston G. Kesner Sr., in 1965.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary L. Franks of Marksville, La.; two sons, Eston G. Kesner Jr. of Moorefield and Richard W. Kesner of Paw Paw; three sisters, Ella Mae Smith and Anna Lea Helmick, both of Keyser and Ruth Helmick of Franklin; three brothers, Luther Helmick of New Creek, James Helmick of Brandywine and Richard Helmick of Franklin; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Dec. 2, at the Kimble Funeral Home chapel, Paw Paw, with interment in the Woodrow Cemetery, Paw Paw. (12/10)

Mrs. Ruth (Hinkle) Luttrell, 83, of Winchester, Va., died Dec. 5, at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Winchester, Va.

Born July 15, 1919, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late James W. and Sarah Ann Hinkle. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Dow Luttrell, whom she married in May 1940, in Winchester. He died Aug. 23, 1966.

She is survived by one son, John Wesley Luttrell of Winchester; one daughter, Judy L. Masters of Glengary; three grandchildren, Dawn Sandy, Sheila Corbett and Ronald Masters Jr.; and five great-grandchildren, Brandon Sandy, Travis Sandy, Kyle Saunders, Courtney Corbett and Daniel Paul Corbett.

Funeral services were Dec. 8, at the Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel A private graveside service was conducted at Lahmansville Cemetery. (12/10)

Clyde Kenneth Hanlin, 83, of Mt. Storm, died Dec. 6, at the Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Md.

Born Jan. 29, 1919, in Bayard, he was the son of the late Warner H. and Freda J. (Likens) Hanlin.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy E. (Foley) Hanlin; one daughter, Gloria E. Kessel, Mt. Storm; five sisters, Evelyn Bosley, Mt. Storm, Betty Cosner, Romney, Glenna Streets and Leona Dawson, both of Arthur and Laura Shreve, Oakland; one grandchild, Lisa Linn Arroniz, Kearneysville; and one great-grandson, Brandon Arroniz, Kearneysville.

Funeral services were Dec. 9, at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, with interment in the Mt. Storm Cemetery. (12/10)

Henry Curtis Dolly, 87, of Seneca Rocks, died Nov. 27, at his residence.

Born April 15, 1915, in Seneca Rocks, he was the son of the late Sampson and Rebecca (Self) Dolly.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betty M. (Heavener) Dolly; one daughter, Janet S. Sites, Cabins; two sons, Wayne Lee Dolly, Cabins and Leonard Curtis Dolly, Petersburg; one granddaughter, Kimberly Dawn Sites, Moorefield; two brothers, Jesse Dolly, Seneca Rocks and Ollie Dolly, Stephen City, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Dec. 1, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with interment in the Dolly family cemetery, Cabins. (12/3)

Emily Catherine "Kate" Halterman, 83, of Maysville, died Nov. 27, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born June 11, 1919, in Maysville, she was the daughter of the late Arnold O. and Miranda (Sears) Shreve. She was also preceded in death by three husbands, Arlie Shreve, Charles Harman and Emmett Halterman.

She is survived by several stepchildren and stepgrandchildren; one foster sister, Phyllis Nesslerodt, Maysville; sister-in-law, Dorothy Shreve, Maysville; and several nieces and nephews.

The Maysville Volunteer Fire Company and Auxiliary conducted services, Nov. 29, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.

Funeral services were Nov. 30, at the Brick Church of the Brethren, Maysville. Interment was in Maysville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Brick Church of the Brethren or Maysville Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary. (12/3)

Mrs. Beulah (Rexrode) Sherman, 90, of Fisher, died Nov. 29, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born Aug. 13, 1912, in Maysville, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary M. (Groves) Rexrode. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Sherman Sr., in March 1975.

She is survived by two sons, Marvin Sherman Jr. of Martinsburg and John W. Sherman of Maysville; two daughters, Eleanor Snyder of Fisher and Bonnie L. Smith of Winchester, Va.; one stepson, Charles Sherman of Maysville; one brother, John H. Rexrode of Maysville; two sisters, Leanna Chuck of Maysville and Dorothy Kuhn of Baltimore; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 2, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in the Maysville Cemetery.

Public and private condolences to the family may be left at her obituary at www.fraleyfuneralhome.com (12/3)

Mrs. Eveline Ruth (Nesselrodt) Ray, 75, of Blytheville, Ark. and formerly of Petersburg, died Nov. 30, at her home.

Born in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late John and Naomi (Berg) Nesselrodt.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Ray; one son, Berry Ray of Cleveland; one daughter, Melissa Keyt of Powder Springs, Ga.; four brothers, John Nesselrodt and Robert Nesselrodt, both of Keyser; Ray Nesselrodt of Mount Storm and Roger Nesselrodt of Maysville; five sisters, Esther Jones of Elk Garden, Pauline Marple of Oakland, Md., Betty Feaster and Saundra Kay Mauzy, both of Petersburg, and Maxine Nelson of Maysville; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Dec. 2, at Pathway Church of God in Blytheville, with interment in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Cleveland.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Cobb Funeral Home, Blytheville. (12/3)

November

Ernest Lee "Satchel" George, 81, of Petersburg, died Nov. 20, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born July 5, 1921, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Pearl Eston George and Ella (Kuykendall) George. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen R. (Porter) George Dec. 22, 2000.

He is survived by two daughters, Betty S. Shaffer and husband Donald of Petersburg and Joann Goldizen and husband Eddie of Maysville; six brothers, Harold George of Maysville, Clifton "Joe" George of Brushy Run, Junior George, Donald George, Merlin "Midge" George and Otha George, all of Petersburg; two grandsons, Scott Southerly and wife Melinda and Steve Southerly and wife Theresa; two stepgranchildren, Ryan Goldizen and Melissa Goldizen; three great-grandchildren, Steven, Cody and Jacob Southerly; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 22, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (11/26)

Glenn William Davis Sr., 66, of Keyser, died Nov. 22, at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md.

Born March 6, 1936, at Maysville, he was the son of the late Issac and Rachel (Rohrbaugh) Davis.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Doris Jean (Virts) Davis; two sons, Glenn William Davis Jr. and Joseph L. Davis, both of Fountain; one daughter, Patricia A. Arnold, Maysville; three brothers, Paul Davis, Tempe, Ariz., Alvin Davis, Maysville and Virgil Davis, Brucetown, Va.; four sisters, Maxine Heavener of Manassas, Va., Charlotte Martin, Petersburg, Elsie Hawk, Augusta, Ga. and Pauline Berg, Maysville; seven grandchildren, Clinton Davis, Short Gap, Crystal Davis, Aaron Davis, Mike Davis and Kristen Davis, all of Keyser, Shelaina Davis and Alicia Davis, both of Maysville; and one great-granddaughter, Hannah McKenna Davis, Short Gap.

Funeral services were Nov. 30, at the Smith Funeral Home chapel, Keyser, with interment in the Headsville Cemetery, Headsville. (11/26)

Emmett William Kile, 89, of Cabins, died Nov. 22, at his home, after a long illness.

Born April 12, 1913, in Cabins, he was the son of the late William Hewey Kile and Mary Belle (Johnson) Kile Sites. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mernie (Groves) Kile, Aug. 13, 1983;.

He is survived by two sisters, Grace Simmons, Petersburg and Mary Hickman, Cabins; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 25, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (11/26)

Mrs. Esther E. Huffman, 72, Bayard and formerly of Eastlake, Ohio, died Nov. 10, at her home.

Born Jan. 30, 1930, in Scranton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ralph W. and Elizabeth M. (Williams) White. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James R. Huffman in 1967.

She is survived by one son, James H. Huffman, Euclid, Ohio; four daughters, Donna K. Gay, Bayard, Doretta E. Jenkins, Ashtabula, Ohio, Ruth E. Mandato, Concord, Ohio and Judith A. Bash, Madison, Ohio; one sister, Sara Swor, San Jose, Calif.; two brothers, Robert W. White, Madison and Ralph White, St. Petersburg, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, James Huffman, Jamie Huffman, Joseph Gay Jr., Richard Gay, Todd Jenkins, Terry Jenkins, Crystal Jenkins, Jennifer Hicks, Dyan Michalski, Anthony Mandato and Kelly Mandato; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 12, at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, Md., with interment in Willoughby Cemetery, Willoughby, Ohio. (11/19)

Edwin Guy Harman, 79, of Petersburg, died Nov. 13, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Nov. 16, 1922, in Mozer, he was the son of the late Robert M. and Jessie Mae (Calhoun) Harman.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Georgia (McUlty) Harman, whom he married Feb. 26, 1943; two daughters, Mrs. Delmer (Sherry) Harman of Waldorf, Md. and Mrs. Steve (Jackie) Zywicki of Woodbridge, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Anna) Mullenax and Mrs. Edgar (Viola) Nelson, both of Petersburg; three grandchildren, Kathy Anne Harman, Waldorf, Md., Stacie Mallat and husband, Eric of Woodbridge, Va., Shaun Zywicki of North Carolina; three great-grandchildren, Samantha and Michael Zywicki and Annie Mallatt; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 16, at Grove Street United Methodist Church, with interment in Kline Cemetery, Kline.

Arrangements were under the direction Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (11/19)

Mrs. Janet May (Sites) Mongold, 102, of Dorcas, died Nov. 14, in Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born October 8, 1900, at Masonville (now Dorcas), West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Achim W. and Ruhama (Jenkins) Sites. Her husband, Guy E. Mongold Sr., died Jan. 11, 1983.

She is survived by one daughter, Janet Sue (and husband, Isaac) Swisher of Round Rock, TX; two sons, Guy E. Mongold Jr. (and wife, Barbara) of Ellicott City, MD., and John A. Mongold (and wife, Alice) of Dorcas; three granddaughters, Diane S. McGregor of Westlake, OH, Sandra J. Garrison of Quakertown, PA and Karen L. Opper of Reisterstown, MD; eight grandsons, I. Earl, Richard T., and Kenneth B. Swisher of Austin, TX, Charles W. Swisher of Round Rock, TX, Gregg A. Mongold of Ellicott City, MD, Jeffrey A. Mongold, Low Morr, VA, Gary A. and Mark A. Mongold of Dorcas; and twenty-three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Nov. 18, at Sites Chapel United Methodist Church, Dorcas, with interment in Sites-Elkhorn Cemetery, Dorcas.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (11/19)

Mrs. Betty Louise (Whetzel) Evans, 70, of Maysville, died Nov. 16, at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Va.

Born June 18, 1932, in Dumpling Run, she was the daughter of the late Silas B. and Dora Alice (Mongold) Whetzel.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Adam Kee Evans; five sons, Robert K. Evans and Timothy S. Evans, both of Maysville, Roy W. Evans and Randy L. Evans, both of Dorcas and Larry W. Evans of Cabins; two sisters, Faye Ratliff of Timberville, Va. and Lonia Ratliff of Upper Tract; two brothers, Ace Whetzel of Mathias and Harvey Whetzel of Franklin; six grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 19, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Whetzel Family Cemetery, Dumpling Run. (11/19)

Ernest Cline Garber, 93, Petersburg, died Nov. 2, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where he had resided since Jan. 2, 2001.

Born Aug. 27, 1909, in Harrisonburg, Va., he was the son of the late Rev. Peter Isaac and Lillian Frances (Cline) Garber. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Virginia (Dean) Garber, Aug. 5, 1988.

He is survived by two sons, Pastor Harold D. Garber and Joseph William Garber, both of Petersburg; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Company conducted Nov. 5, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.

Funeral services were Nov. 6, at the funeral home chapel, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (11/12)

Mrs. Freda Viola Alt, 70, of Middle River, Md., died Nov. 4, at Middle River.

Born Sept. 7, 1932, at Smoke Hole, she was the daughter of Jesse Lee Judy, Upper Tract and the late Amanda (Conrad) Judy.

She is survived by her husband, Charles A. Alt; four daughters, Carol Bourn and Joan Campbell, both of Middle River, Peggy Fisher, Pasadena, Md. and Jean Mantegna, Fallston, Md.; two brothers, Orville P. Judy, Smoke Hole and Harlan E. Judy, Lahmansville; one sister, Elaine F. Shreve, Smoke Hole; three half-brothers, Burlin Judy, Moorefield, Elden Judy, Petersburg and Paul Judy, Upper Tract; two half sisters, Brenda Cook, Upper Tract and Norma Brown, Richmond, Va.; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 8 at Middle River Baptist Church, Middle River, with interment at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.

Bruzdzinski Funeral Home P.A., Essex. Md., was in charge of arrangements. (11/12)

Mrs. Wilda Martha (Moreland) Cullers, 80, of Mount Storm, died Nov. 4, at the home of her daughter in LaPlata, Md., where she had resided for the past two months.

Born Feb. 23, 1922, in Mount Storm, she was the daughter of the late Oliver R. and Edith M. (Cosner) Moreland. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Oliver Hanlin in 1949 and her second husband, Gorman Cullers in 1966.

She is survived by one daughter, Donna (Hanlin) Keefer, LaPlata; two grandchildren, Mack Keefer and Vanessa Bowie; four great-grandchildren, Kathy Keefer, Heidi Keefer, Joey Bowie and Billy Bowie; and one brother, Carl Moreland of Mount Storm.

Funeral services were Nov. 8, at Calvary Temple, with interment in Locust Grove Cemetery, Mount Storm.

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

Mrs. Arletta (Harman) Bean, 90, of Moorefield, died Nov. 5, at the Hospice House, Williamsburg, Va., where she had been a resident for a short time.

Born Sept. 13, 1912, in Upper Marlboro, Md., she was the daughter of the late Thaddeus S. and Henrietta (Crites) Harman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oscar H. Bean, March 25, 1996.

She is survived by one son, M. Allen Bean, Williamsburg; three grandchildren, Kristi Hartshorn, Abingdon, Va., Heather Martens, Fairfield, Conn. and Allen Bean of Tijeras, N.M.; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Nov. 10, at the Duffy Memorial Church, with interment in the Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield.

Arrangements were under the direction of Elmore Funeral Home, Moorefield. (11/12)

Mason Roosevelt "Mace" Dolly, 73, of Petersburg, died Nov. 6, at Hampshire Health Care Center, Romney, where he had resided since Sept. 18.

Born Jan. 30, 1929, in Cabins, he was the son of the late Edwin and Ina Jane (Shirk) Dolly.

He is survived by one sister, Lora Bennett of Gaithersburg, Md.; and 10 nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services were Nov. 9, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Dolly family cemetery, Cabins. (11/12)

Jessie Phares Hinkle, 83, of Circleville, died Nov. 8, at the Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin.

Born Nov. 19, 1918, in Circleville, she was the daughter of the late Charles B. Phares and Josie (Mullenax) Phares. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Merlin V. Hinkle, Oct. 26, 1985.

She is survived by one son, Gary Lee Hinkle of Circleville; and one grandson, Travis Jared Hinkle of Circleville.

Funeral services were Nov. 10, at the Circleville United Methodist Church interment in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin. (11/12)

Harry Edward Judy, 71, of Moorefield, died Nov. 8, at his home.

Born May 30, 1931, at Landes, he was the son of the late Harry Eston Judy and Delphia (Kesner) Judy.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Leda L. (Ours) Judy; two sons, Edward L. Judy and wife Jackie of Gulfport, Miss. and Kenneth H. Judy and wife Lynn of Durgon; one brother, Donald Judy and wife Lorene of Petersburg; four sisters, Arvella Sites and husband John, Mae Martin and husband Virgil, Lovetta Alt and husband Max, and Betty Greenwalt and husband Allen, all of Petersburg; three grandchildren, Adam Judy, Ryan Judy and Jennifer Judy Hardin; and four-great-grandchildren, Cloe Judy, Heather, Eddie and David Hardin.

Funeral services were Nov. 10, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (11/12)

Mrs. Edna Catherine Sites Post, 85, of Petersburg, died Nov. 8, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born March 9, 1917, in Dorcas, she was the daughter of the late Jesse N. Sites and Nettie C. (Getz) Sites.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Clay Post; one son, Daniel J. Post of Greeley, Colo.; two brothers, Otis P. Sites of Petersburg and Glenn Sites of Fremont, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 11, at Main Street United Methodist Church with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

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

Mrs. Ruth Belt, 88, of Petersburg, died Nov. 9, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. She had been a resident at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born May 10, 1914, at Rough Run, she was the daughter of the late Jesse N. Sites and Nettie C. (Getz) Sites. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Philip Belt, Nov. 5, 1988.

Surviving are two brothers, Glen H. Sites of Fremont, Calif. and Otis P. Sites of Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 12, at Grace Lutheran Church. Organist is Marie VanMeter and special music is by nieces Barbie Snell and Cindy Sites. Interment was in Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield. Pallbearers are Steve Judy, Darin Judy, Jesse Sites, Steve Davis, Jerry Burke and Clayton Baker.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (11/12)

Roscoe Junior Whetzel, 71, of Petersburg, died Nov. 9, at his home.

Born Jan. 8, 1931, in Dorcas, he was the son of the late Curry "Doc" Whetzel and Ruth (Vance) Whetzel.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Georgia Mae (Stump) Whetzel; two sons, Jerry Whetzel of Petersburg and Timmy Whetzel of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Shirley Whetzel Kessel of Maysville and Brenda Whetzel Chavarria of Paris, Va.; two sisters, Betty Cook of Maysville and Jean Runion of Dorcas; four grandchildren, Kami Dayton and Josh Kessel, both of Scherr and Christopher Whetzel and Justin Whetzel, both of Petersburg; and three great-grandchildren, Kelsey Dayton, Levi Dayton and Jacob Dayton.

Funeral services were Nov. 12, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (11/12)

Carl McRoy Bowers, 69, of Petersburg, died Oct. 27, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Dec. 3, 1932, in Upper Tract, he was the son of the late Carlie M. and Susie Jane (Alt) Bowers.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Beverly (Alt) Bowers; one son, Mark E. Bowers, Harrisonburg, Va.; one daughter, Terri Lynn Davis, Bradenburg, Ky.; four grandchildren, Thomas and John Bowers and Robbie and Amy Davis; three sisters, Lois Jean Jordan, Petersburg, Doris Ann Collins, Baton Rouge, La. and Deborah Mitchell, Kingwood, Texas; and three brothers, Ivan Bowers, Franklin, Elton Bowers, Glen Burnie, Md. and Lloyd Bowers, Moorefield.

Eastern Star conducted services, Oct. 29, at Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.

Funeral services were Oct. 30, at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Gary Phillips and the Rev. Gregory Rotruck officiating. Interment was in the Cherry Hill Cemetery, Upper Tract.

Masonic graveside services were conducted by Franklin Lodge No. 144 AF & AM and military graveside services were by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County and the Petersburg High School JROTC. (11/5)

Goldie Anna Hedrick, 87, of Maysville, died Oct. 28, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Jan. 2, 1915, in Riverton, she was the daughter of the late Elsie McDonald. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Nelson in 1937; and her second husband, Walter Hedrick in 1963

She is survived by one son, W. Leroy Hedrick, Maysville; three daughters, Ruth Raines, Cabins, Phyllis Armentrout, Seneca Rocks and Diana Martin, Maysville; and six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Maysville Volunteer Fire Company and auxiliary and Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department conducted services at Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, Oct. 30.

Funeral services were Oct. 31, at the Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, with interment in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Maysville. (11/5)

Cheryl Suzanne McCulloh, 38, of Petersburg, died Oct. 28, at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland, Md.

Born Dec. 6, 1963, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of Harry R. and Mary Virginia (Cowatch) McCulloh of Petersburg.

Besides her parents, she is survived by one sister, Deborah A. Judy, Moorefield; one brother, H. Richard McCulloh, Petersburg; and her paternal grandmother, Elizabeth J. McCulloh, Frostburg, Md.

Funeral services were Nov. 1, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (11/5)

Eston Seymour Nelson, 65, of Maysville, died Oct. 29, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Sept. 23, 1937, in Cabins, he was the son of the late Denver H. and Leona Belle (Alt) Nelson.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Maxine E. (Nesselrodt) Nelson; two sons, Rocky A. Nelson and wife Patsy, Moorefield and Eston Brent Nelson and wife Wendy, Sterling, Va.; one daughter, Brenda Sue Keplinger and husband Donald, Maysville; four grandchildren, Brian L. Keplinger, Heather Nelson, Eric Keplinger and Traci Nelson; one stepgranddaughter, Shelly Reel; four sisters, Norma Mullenax and Carol Mallow, both of Woodbridge, Va., Verda Kisamore, Louisa, Va. and Eunice Kisamore, Seneca Rocks; four brothers, Raymond Nelson, Maysville, Jackie Nelson, Shady Springs, Benny Nelson, Nashville, N.C. and Larry Nelson, Cabins; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 1, at the Petersburg Church of God, with interment in South Branch Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Military graveside services were conducted by the combined veterans organizations of Grant County and Petersburg High School JROTC.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (11/5)

Emory Dean Fleisher, 71, of Franklin, died Oct. 30, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.

Born July 6, 1931, in Franklin, he was the son of Charles William and Daisy Nell (Harper) Fleisher.

He is survived by his wife, Edith (Waybright) Fleisher, whom he married July 30, 1955; a daughter, Elizabeth Alt, Petersburg; two sons, Emory D. Fleisher Jr, Franklin and Michael D. Waybright, Fredericksburg, Va.; two brothers, John R. Fleisher, Harrisonburg, and Es-ton S. Fleisher, Franklin; and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 2, at the Obaugh Funeral Home, McDowell, Va., with interment in the Blue Grass Cemetery. (11/05)

Charles L. "Buddy" Deane, 65, of Petersburg and formerly of Woodbridge, Va., died Oct. 31, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

He was the son of the late George Lewis and Olive Sylvia (Nance) Deane.

Surviving are his wife, Jo Ann Ingram Deane; one son, Charles Jason Deane of Bollingbrook, Ill.; one daughter, Charlotte Louise Deane Juarez of Dale City, Va.; one stepson, Woodrow Brent Stanley; one stepdaughter, Marilyn Lynnea Stanley; three grandchildren, Christian Domingo, Jayson Anthony Juarez and Nathan Kenneth Deane; and one stepgranddaughter, April Lynnea Stanley.

Funeral services were Nov. 4, at the Mountcastle Funeral Home chapel, Dale City, with interment in Riverview Cemetery, Charlottesville, Va. (11/5)

Malcolm G. "Mac" Lyon, 87, of Lahmansville, died Nov. 2, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where he had been a resident since July 24, 1997.

Born July 21, 1915, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late David Lyon and Cora (Rexrode) Lyon. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Angie (Shobe) Lyon, Nov. 23, 1979.

Surviving are his second wife, Clela (Phares) Keplinger Lyon; two sons, Douglas M. Lyon of Old Fields and William W. Lyon of Lahmansville; two stepsons, Darwin Keplinger and Randy A. Keplinger, both of Lahmansville; two stepdaughters, Sharon Keplinger of Maysville and Elaine Welling of Moorefield; two sisters, his twin, Mary Lagore of York, Pa. and Lois Cassady of Williamsport; three grandchildren, 12 stepgrandchildren, three great-grandchildren, 10 stepgreat-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 5, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery at Lahmansville. (11/5)

October

Richard Wayne Keplinger, 72, of Petersburg, died Oct. 21, at the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Mary 5, 1930, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Loss and Geraldine (Mongold) Keplinger.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley L. (Rohrbaugh) Keplinger, whom he married Aug. 7, 1959; one daughter, Sharon A. Bobo and husband, Roy J., of Maysville; one son, Dannie C. Alt and wife, Connie, of Maysville; five sisters, Vista Fleming of Broadway, Va., Norma Maupin of Stuarts Draft, Va., Maxine Cordell and Betty Kottmyer, both of York, Pa. and Hannah "Sally" Davis of Cabins; two half sisters, Helen Ayers of Jacksonville, Fla. and Gladys Vance of Dorcas; two half brothers, Lorraine Patch of Dorcas and Doyle Batch of Petersburg and three grandchildren, Chad Bobo and wife Jerica, Jared Alt and Shelly (Bobo) Wilson and husband, Aaron.

Funeral services were Oct. 24, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. Graveside services were conducted by the combined veterans organizations of Grant County and the Petersburg High School JROTC. (10/29)

Abraham Lincoln Sites, 82, of Dorcas, died Oct. 22, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Jan. 26, 1920, in Dorcas, he was the son of the late Titus Grant Sites and Carrie Ann (Kite) Sites. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Edna Ruth (Crites) Sites June 13, 1998.

Surviving are one son, Estel Sites and wife Carolyn of Petersburg; two daughters, Frankie Mallow and husband Ervin of Maysville and Louella Sites of Dorcas; one sister, Pearl Riggleman of Dorcas; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, Rick and Tena Sites and children Coty and Tyler, Connie and Joe Adkins and children Hunter and Dominique, Becky and Rick Hinkle and children B.J. and Derek, and Steve and Ruth Sites and son Brett.

Funeral services were Oct. 18, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Sites Cemetery, Dorcas. (10/29)

Arthur A. "Ducky" Wratchford, 88, of Elkins, and formerly of Petersburg, died Oct. 25, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

Born April 24, 1914, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Hugh Gilbert Wratchford and Phoebe Catherine (Kuykendall) Wratchford.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Oct. 27, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. Military graveside rites were accorded by the combined veterans organizations of Grant County and the Petersburg High School JROTC. (10/29)

Max Cleon Sites, 90, of Petersburg, died Oct. 13, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser. He had a been a resident of Heartland of Keyser since Oct. 8.

Born May 8, 1912, in Laneville, he was the son of the late Dennis Fluony and Stella Florence (Riggleman) Sites.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Olive Naomi (Johnson) Sites; two sons, Roy Stephen Sites, Charlottesville, Va. and Gene Patrick Sites, Maysville; three daughters, Maxine Marie Schell, Morgantown, Elizabeth Sharon Ann Sites, Petersburg and Jennifer Rose Moroz, Newnan, Ga.; one sister, Mable V. Eskridge, Petersburg; one brother, Barth M. Sites, Petersburg; and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 17, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (10/22)

Mrs. Ardella R. Horst, 61, of Dalton, Ohio, died Oct. 17, at Massillon Community Hospital following a sudden illness.

Born Aug. 23, 1941, near Petersburg, she was the daughter of Earl Champ of Petersburg and the late Pearl (Nelson) Champ.

She is survived by her husband, Mervin Horst, whom she married Sept. 10, 1965; three sons, Karl, Clair and Merl Horst, all of Dalton; two sisters, Viola Champ of Petersburg and Shirley (Floyd) Mast of Amelia, Va., stepmother Elva Champ of Petersburg; two half-brothers, Stanley Champ of Hegius, Pa. and Larry Champ of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Oct. 21, at the East Union Mennonite Church, Orville, Ohio, with interment in County Line Mennonite Church Cemetery, Dalton.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Auble Funeral Home, Orrville, Ohio. (10/22)

Mrs. Jane Brattain Mitchell, 97, of Petersburg, died Oct. 17, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born March 23, 1905, in Connersville, Ind., she was the daughter of the late George and Delight Sweetser Winchell Brattain. She was also preceded in death by her husband Bryan Franklin Mitchell Sr. in 1955, a local attorney from Danville, Va.

Surviving are two sons, Dr. Bryan Franklin Mitchell Jr. of Petersburg and Robert Forman Mitchell of New Martinsville; two daughters, Mary Jane Bensenhaver of Wheeling and Dr. Betty Lu Heimbold of Cincinnati, Ohio; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 19, at Main Street United Methodist Church, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (10/22)

Mrs. Arvella Christina (Carr) Stonestreet, 79, of Maysville, died Oct. 17, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born April 10, 1923, in Cabins, she was the daughter of the late Jonas Carr and Cora Alice (Waldron) Carr. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leonard M. Stonestreet, April 7, 1989.

She is survived by one son, Donnie R. Carr and wife, Virginia, of Maysville; two granddaughters, Misty Lyn (Carr) Heitz of Clarksburg and Kim Louise Carr of Morgantown; one brother, Harman Carr of Winchester, Va. and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Oct. 19, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (10/22)

Roger K. King, 65, of Richmond, Va., died Saturday, Oct. 19.

Born Aug. 30, 1937, in Petersburg, he was the son of V. May King of Petersburg and the late Ralph C. King. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Linda Weese King in March 1994.

Surviving are one daughter, Rhonda K. VanHuss of Richmond; two grandchildren, W. Kent VanHuss and Nathaniel VanHuss of Richmond; seven nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Oct. 23, at the Third Presbyterian Church. Graveside services were conducted Oct. 24, at the Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield, where military graveside rites were accorded by the United States Air Force and the Moorefield Veterans Honor Guard and Masonic graveside rites will be accorded by the Petersburg Lodge #145 A.F. & A.M.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Woody Funeral Home, Richmond. (10/22)

James Dyer Wilkins, 67, of Riverton, died Oct. 19, at his home.

Born April 1, 1935, at Franklin, he was the son of the late Jack C. and Dorothy (Dyer) Wilkins.

Surviving are his wife, Jane Fisher Wilkins, whom he married June 14, 1960; two sons, James Dyer Wilkins II of Riverton and John Andrew Wilkins of Milam; one daughter, Ann Wilkins Daughtry of Auburn, Pa.; one brother, Jack C. Wilkins of Hillsboro; two sisters, Jacqueline W. Upp of Cecilton, Md. and Dorothy W. Miller of Blacksburg, Va.; and eight grandchildren, Tyler Wilkins, Hannah Wilkins, Dorothy Daughtry, Jane Daughtry, Earl Daughtry, Arlan Daughtry, Joseph Wilkins and Simon Wilkins.

Memorial services were Oct. 22, at the Circleville Presbyterian Church .

Arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin. (10/22)

Arlie E. Stump, 83, of Weirton, died Sept. 22, at D&E Quality Care Home, Weirton.

Born May 10, 1919, in Landes, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Judy) Stump. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Katherine (Kraina) Stump, May 4, 1996. They were married Aug. 5, 1967.

Surviving are four brothers, Oliver Stump, Petersburg, Ralph Stump, St. Albans, Rudolph Stump, Glen Burnie, Md. and Jessie Stump, Baltimore; three sisters, Pauline Alt, Ranson, Rhoda Riggleman, Burlington and Vernice Stansburg, Baltimore; two nephews, Wayne Kraina and Michael Kraina, both of Weirton; and five stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 24, at the Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home, Weirton, with interment at Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee. (10/15)

Lyle Clement Rexroad Sr., 78, of Petersburg, died Oct. 6, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Martinsburg.

Born Jan. 17, 1924, in Lahmansville, he was the son of the late Frank W. Rexroad and Dorothy (VanFleet) Rexroad. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Julia (Brennan) Rexroad Smith, Jan. 3, 1994.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Betty J. (VanMeter) Rexroad; two sons, Lyle C. Rexroad Jr. and Gary Rexroad of Norco, Calif.; one daughter, Cathy Harr of Norco; four stepdaughters, Rose Smith of Georgia, Carole Allen, Alexandria, Va., Gail Evans, Petersburg and Linda Davis, Harrisonburg, Va.; one brother, Paul J. Rexroad, Baltimore; and five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 9, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Military graveside services were conducted by NSGA Sugar Grove Honor Guard, the combined veteran organizations of Grant County and Petersburg High School JROTC. (10/15)

Deanna "Dee" (Harman) Kuykendall, 37, of Petersburg, died Oct. 7, at her residence, after a battle with cancer.

Born Feb. 10, 1965 in Petersburg, she was the daughter of John "Bud" Harman of Maysville and Mary E. (Hott) Alt of Moorefield.

Besides her parents, she is survived by a daughter, Samantha Kuykendall, Petersburg; her stepfather, Joseph Alt; her maternal grandmother, Effie Hott, Romney; her fiancé, Ronald "Trout" Hendrickson, Petersburg; two brothers, Charles "Bucky" Harman, Columbia, S.C. and Cole Harman, Maysville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral service were Oct. 10, at Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, with interment in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville. (10/15)

Paul Frank Eskridge, 84, of Petersburg, died Oct. 8, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Feb. 14, 1918, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Santford Eskridge and Lula B. (Keplinger) Eskridge.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Mable V. (Sites) Eskridge; two sons, Donald K. Eskridge of Petersburg and David K. Eskridge of Hinton; one daughter, Dollene K. Wilson of Petersburg; one sister, Hilda M. (Eskridge) Ueberfluss; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 11, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (10/15)

Mrs. Bessie Ethel Bible, 98, of Cumberland, Md., died Oct. 11, at Grant Memorial Hospital. She had been a resident at the Pendleton Nursing Home since June 2001.

Born July 27, 1904, at Maysville, she was the daughter of the late Walter Scott Keplinger and Lizzie Mary (Reel) Keplinger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Bible, in 1975.

She is survived by one sister, Leona Newell of Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Oct. 12, at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, with interment in Glendale Cemetery, Flintstone, Md. (10/15)

Curtis E. Kohne, 47, of Stafford County, Va. and formerly of Keyser, died Oct. 12, at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Va.

Born Feb. 19, 1955, at Keyser, he was the son of the late Olie D. and Goldie (Goldizen) Heavener.

He is survived by his wife, Connie W. Kohne; three daughter, Jamie Kozokas, Brenda Schmidt and Terri Smith; six brothers, Reginald Heavener, Richard Heavener, Bobbie Heavener, Freddie Heavener and Terry Yokum, all of Keyser and Junior Heavener, Burlington; four sisters, Pauline Wolfe, Petersburg, Wanda Elkins and Eunice Aldridge both of Keyser, and Susie Knowles, Reedsville, N.C.; a stepbrother, Dyer Whetzel, Keyser; a stepsister, Pearl Bosley, Keyser; and numerous half brothers, half sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins, residing in Virginia and West Virginia.

Funeral services were Oct. 16, at the Keyser Church of God, with interment in the Goldizen Cemetery, Jordan Run Road, Maysville.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Keyser. (10/15)

Paul Wesley Hanlin, 86, of Baltimore, and formerly of Mt. Storm, died Sept. 17, at Franklin Square Hospital, Baltimore.

Born in Mt. Storm, he was the son of the late Clarence and Maude Hanlin.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Delphia Lucille Cosner; two sons, Paul Harold of Fawn Grove, Pa. and Robert Clarence of Bruceton Mills; one daughter, Shirley Mae Wilson of Baltimore; one sister, Jesse Bobo of Mt. Storm; one brother, Delbert Hanlin of Leesburg, Ind.; and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. (10/8)

Orlie Maurice Pennington Sr., 90, of Scherr, died Oct. 5, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where he had resided since April 5, 1999.

Born Oct. 16, 1911, in Hendricks, he was the son of the late William D. Pennington and Donna Lee (Long) Pennington. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Viola Catherine (Ritchie) Pennington, Oct. 27, 1992. He was the last member of his immediate family.

He is survived by three sons, Orlie M. Pennington Jr. and William "Sonny" Pennington, both of Scherr and Wayne Nelson, Woodstock, Va.; three daughters, Darlene Walker, Rawlings, Md., Carol Hanlin, Cresaptown, Md. and Janet Vance, Moorefield; and 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandson.

Funeral services were Oct. 7, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Maysville Cemetery, Maysville. (10/8)

Donald Joseph Lacour Sr., 74, of Groves, Texas, died Sept. 20, at Scott-White Hospital in Temple, Texas.

He is survived by three daughters, Terri Lacour Baker, Maysville, Susan Lacour Bynum, Temple and Nanette Lacour Sawyer of Groves.; one son, Donald Joseph Lacour Jr. of Gabon, Africa; one sister, Beatrice Barbin, Port Arthur; and 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 27, at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, with interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park. (10/1)

Clarence Junior Stump, 79, of Petersburg, died Sept. 23, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Jan. 14, 1923, in Durgon, he was the son of the late Clarence Franklin Stump and Rose Rebecca (Mongold) Stump.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorsaleen (Auville) Stump, whom he married Sept. 24, 1947; two sons, Gary Stump of Leesburg, Va. and Barry Stump of Winchester, Va.; two daughters, Dianna Ritchey of Alexandria, Va. and Vicky Harper of Riverton; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 26, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment In South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Memorials may be made to the Corner United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Bernice Kesner, P.O. Box 553, Petersburg, WV 26847. (10/1)

Burl Kisamore, 80, of Petersburg, died Sept. 24, at the Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin.

Born Sept. 18, 1922, at Mouth of Seneca, he was the son of the late Joel and Clara (Dolly) Kisamore. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Viola Marie (Turner) Kisamore, Dec. 24, 2000.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary Frances Guyton and Nancy Lee Kile, both of Petersburg; one stepson, Chester Lee Goldizen, Manassas, Va.; six sisters, Velma Lyons, Petersburg, Vernie Carr, Maysville, Verda Bennett, Cabins, Ethel Dickerson, Florida, Otie Whitacer, Washington state and Ester Vernon, Chester, Va.; two brothers, Marvin Kisamore, Cabins and Jonas Kisamore, Pendleton Nursing Home; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 27, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (10/1)

George Brooke Shanholtz, 82, of Romney, died Sept. 26, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md.

Born April 17, 1920, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Guy Shanholtz and Mernie Virginia (Kimble) Shanholtz.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Gladys J. (Beatty) Shanholtz; one son, George B. Shanholtz Jr. and wife Cynthia Anne of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; one daughter, Constance V. Shanholtz of Romney; two brothers, Virgil Shanholtz of Brandywine and Donald Shanholtz of Annadale, Va.; two sisters, Betty Alt of Petersburg and Winnie Mae Vance of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three grandchildren, Andrea Lynn Shanholtz of Dale City, Va., Richard G. Shanholtz and Kara Lynn Shanholtz, both of Coeur d'Alene and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 30, at the Shaffer Funeral Home chapel, Romney.

Private interment was in the Ebenezer Cemetery, Romney. Military rites were accorded graveside by the Hampshire County Veterans Association. (10/1)

John Walter Runion, 89, of Antioch, died Sept. 27, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born April 19, 1913, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Walter Runion and Bessie (Thompson) Runion.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Zella Juanita (Judy) Runion; two sons, John W. Runion Jr., Moorefield and Bobby Wayne Runion, Medley; two daughters, Yvonne Lynn Runion, Antioch and Helen Faye Ratliff, Moorefield; one brother, George Runion, Moorefield; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 30, at Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (10/1)

September

Delbert Ketterman, 64, of Onego, died Sept. 13, at Cortland Acres, Thomas, where he had been a resident for four and a half years.

Born Oct. 3, 1937, in Onego, he was the son of the late Arlie and Beula (Harper) Ketterman.

He is survived by one sister, Arvella Haren, Warren, Ohio; two brothers, Hancel Ketterman and Oran Ketterman, both of Onego; two nieces, Karen Elliot of Harrisonburg, Va. and Deloris Haren of Warren; and two nephews, Allen Ketterman and Richard Ketterman, both of Harrisonburg,

Funeral services were conducted Sept. 22, at the Seneca United Methodist Church, with interment in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (9/24)

Mrs. Katherine Locke, 77, of St. Petersburg, Fla. and formerly of Katy, died Sept. 13, at the Palms of Pasadena Hospital, St. Petersburg, following an extended illness.

Born Feb. 18, 1925, in Four States, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara (Vargo) Doshen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Neal L. Locke Sr., whom she married Jan. 31, 1942.

She is survived by four sons, Roger Locke of Petersburg, Neal Locke of Rachel, Charles Locke of St. Petersburg and Richard Locke of Richmond, Va.; 10 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at Dent-Hutson Funeral Home in Farmington, Sept. 17, with interment in the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Morgantown. (9/24)

June Elaine (Painter) Veach Ph.D., 68, of Dale City, Va. and formerly of Petersburg, died Sept. 19, at Prince William Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Marvin L. and Sara M. Painter.

She is survived by one daughter, Sarah Anne Veach of Dale City; two sons, Leslie Calvin Veach and his wife, Sabra of Winchester, Va. and Douglas Lysle Veach and his wife, Sally, of Woodstock, Va.; one brother, James Paul Painter of Winchester; and six grandchildren, Brandi M.J. Singleton of Dale City, Cassidy A. Veach, Callie A. Veach and Cameron A. Veach, all of Winchester, Victoria M. Veach and Foster E. Veach, both of Woodstock.

A memorial service was conducted Sept. 22, at Bethel United Methodist Church, Woodbridge. Interment was private.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mountcastle Funeral Home, Dale City. (9/24)

Roscoe "Elwood" Chapman, 73, of Mt. Storm, died Sept. 21, at the home of his daughter in Bayard.

Born May 25, 1929, in Martinsburg, he was a son of the late Roscoe and Alma (Conrad) Chapman.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lola (Martin) Chapman; one daughter, Phyllis Judy of Bayard; four sisters, Deloris Aronhalt, Elk Garden, Eva Jean Wickwire, Uniontown, Ohio, Charlotte Kitzmiller, Petersburg and Norma Kline, Barborton, Ohio; two brothers, Marvin Chapman, Elk Garden and Gerald Chapman, Mt. Storm; three grandchildren, one stepgrandchild and five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and hephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 24, at the House of Prayer, with interment in the Locust Grove Cemetery, Mt. Storm.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Kitzmiller, Md. (9/24)

Denton J. Wolford, 63, of Pasadena, Md., died Sept. 7, at North Arundel Hospital, from heart failure

Born Jan. 17, 1939, in Cabins, he was the son of the late Jonah E. and Sarah (Moyers) Wolford.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Thorne) Wolford; two daughters, Deborah A. Wolford of Pasadena and Janet D. Greever of Davidsonville; one stepson, Douglas W. Neff of Moorefield; one brother, Roy Wolford of Glen Burnie, Md.; two sisters, Alverta Miller of Westminister, Md. and Laura Mae Conner of Aspen, Pa. and four grandchildren, Nikki Greever, Denny Greever, Tara Neff and Quinton Neff.

Funeral services were Sept. 10, at the Stalling Funeral Home chapel, PA., Pasadena, with interment in the Pipe Creek Cemetery, Linwood, Md.

Memorial services were Sept. 14, at the Wolford Home at Dorcas,. (9/17)

Mrs. Vena Cleota (Mowry) Zirk, 80, of Stephens City, Va., and formerly of Petersburg, died Sept. 9, at her home.

Born Dec. 6, 1921, she was the daughter of the late James Webster and Mamie Lee Mowery. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marion Leroy Zirk, April 23, 1999. They were married Oct. 20, 1939, in Winchester, Va.

She is survived by two sons, Marion Wilson Zirk of Star Tannery, Va. and James Sherwood Zirk of Bunker Hill; three daughters, Georgianna Lee Hartley of Stephens City, Donna Judy Willingham of Williamsport, Md. and Joyce Wanda Mills of Ashland, Va.; two sisters, Blondena Good of Knoxville, Md. and Kathleen Hatfield of Ladysmithe, Va.; one brother, James Mowry of Petersburg; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 13, at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel, with interment in the Shenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester. (9/17)

Allison Marie Cosner of Petersburg, died at birth, Sept. 11, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Sept. 11, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of Bradley Owen and Jeanette Lee (Barger) Cosner of Petersburg.

Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Tyler Owen Cosner and Andrew Lee Cosner, both of Petersburg; grandparents, Roger and Mary Ann Barger of Petersburg, Randy and Jill Cosner of Burlington and Gary and Sharon Thorne of Dorcas; great-grandparents, Mary Alice Hedrick and Ford and Mary Mallow, all of Petersburg, Marian Amtower of Mount Storm and Denver and Mable Barger of Jordan Run and great-great-grandfather, Loy Dolly of Burlington.

Graveside services were Sept. 13, at South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (9/17)

Mrs. Opal Bell Kisamore, 80, of Petersburg, died Sept. 13, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born June 29, 1922, in Bowden, she was the daughter of the late Pete and Della (Wooden) Wyant.

She is survived by her husband, Henry E. Kisamore, whom she married Dec. 6, 1937; two sons, Lorenzo Kisamore of Akron and Danny Kisamore of Riverton; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

At her request, she was cremated.

Memorial services were Sept. 14, at Grove Street U.M. Church,.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (9/17)

Mrs. Pearl Gladys (Landis) Judy, 84, of Petersburg, died Aug. 31, at her residence.

Born Jan. 17, 1918, in Smoke Hole, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Cora Alice (Alt) Landis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Oliver Judy, March 3, 1989.

She is survived by three sons, James "Jim" Judy and wife, Juanita and Gerald Judy and wife, Judith, all of Petersburg and Randall Judy and wife, Margaret, of Dorcas; three daughters, Carol Beck and husband, Charles and Dotty Oates and husband, Jerry, all of Petersburg and Beverly Halterman and husband, Gene, of New Creek; one sister, Gail (Landis) Parker of Arthur; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren and two foster great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 3, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (9/10)

Mrs. Annie Evelyn (Riggleman) Kimble, 80, of Elkins, died Aug. 31, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

Born Oct. 22, 1921, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Arlie and Verna (Calhoun) Riggleman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alvie Martin Kimble, Nov. 8, 1985. They were married Dec. 19, 1944.

She is survived by three sons, Alvie D. "Joe" Kimble of Flatwoods, Larry Kimble of Elkins and Roger Kimble of Coalton; six daughters, Shirley George of Lordstown, Ohio, Linda Haines and Sharon Coberly, both of Elkins, Patsy Cates and Debbie Ratzer, both of Beverly and Carol Mayton of Colonial Heights, Va.; two sisters, Ruth Cline of Arthur and Dorothy Shobe of Petersburg; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 4, at the Lohr and Barb Funeral Home chapel, Elkins, with interment was in the Elkins Memorial Gardens (formerly the I.O.O.F. Cemetery), Elkins. (9/10)

Foster Elwood Bennett Sr., 68, of Seneca Rocks, died Sept. 1, as a result of an automobile accident.

Born June 22, 1934, in Onego, he was the son of the late Estel and Iva (Dolly) Bennett.

He is survived by his wife, Lora (Dolly) Bennett of Gaithersburg, Md.; two sons, Paul Dolly and Charles Bennett, both of Damascus, Md.; three daughters, Lois Bennett and Linda Bennett, both of Gaithersburg and Loretta Cooley of Damacus; four sisters, Vallie Kisamore of Cabins, Merle Sites of Petersburg, Shirley Flohr of Augusta and Josie Payne of Fredericksburg, Md.; three brothers, Clifford Bennett of Maysville, Chester Bennett of Onego and Paul Bennett of Monrovia, Md.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were Sept. 4, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Bennett Family Cemetery, Onego. (9/10)

Mrs. Delphia Mae Champ, 87, of Petersburg, died Sept. 2, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since December 1999.

Born May 30, 1915, in Grant County, she was the daughter of the late Miles Perry and Floda Mae (Flanagan) Kimble. She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Cora Kimble.

She is survived by three sons, James Champ of Estacada, Ore., Elmer Champ and George Champ, both of Petersburg; one daughter, Velma Kesner of Petersburg; four half sisters, Pauline Keplinger and Frances Crites, both of Petersburg, Rosalee Thorne of Dorcas and Wilma Lee Haggerty of Keyser; five half brothers, Carl Kimble of Lockport, N.Y., Roger Kimble of Fisher, Wilkie Kimble and Bob Kimble, both of Petersburg and Freddy Kimble of Moorefield; seven grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 6, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (9/10)

Mrs. Anna Lucia (Bumphrey) Hoffmann, 82, of Locust Grove, Va. and formerly of Petersburg, died Sept. 2, at the home of her nephew, Donald and Mildred Sites of Locust Grove, where she had resided.

Born Nov. 30, 1919, in Bass, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Louisana Harriet (Mongold) Bumphrey.

She is survived by two sisters, Pauline Sites of Petersburg and Lena Butler of Falls Church and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 5, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Bumphrey Family Cemetery, Durgon. (9/10)

Mrs. Jacqueline Ann "Jackie" (Harrison) Nelson Morris, 57, of Stafford, Va. and formerly of Petersburg, died Sept. 2, at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Va.

Born Oct. 30, 1944, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late John G. and Betty (Peters) Harrison.

She is survived by one son, Eric Shawn Nelson of Winchester, Va.; one daughter, Shannon Nelson of Stafford; one grandson, Justin Anthony Nelson; one sister, Barbara Sherman of Sterling Park, Va., and a niece and nephew, Jennifer Sherman and Greg Sherman, both of Sterling Park.

Memorial services were Sept. 5, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg.(9/10)

Mrs. Edith Mae Hall, 86, of Parkersburg, died Sept. 4, at the Eagle Pointe Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

Born May 28, 1916, in Grant County, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Hattie V. Getz. She was also preceded in death by her husband, H. Brooks Hall.

She is survived by one daughter, Carole Wayne (Hall) Carter of Parkersburg; one brother, Austin T. Getz of Fairmont and one granddaughter, Ashley Wiltsey of Parkersburg.

Funeral services were Sept. 6, at the Grace Lutheran Church, Fairmont, with interment in the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Westover.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Ford Funeral Home, Fairmont. (9/10)

Michael Christopher Melia, 51, of Fairfax, Va., died Sept. 4, at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax.

Born Nov. 7, 1950, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late John Sanford Melia and Margaret Ann (Morris) Melia Gilbert.

He is survived by his wife, Judith (Beigbeder) Melia; one son, Michael Christopher Smith of Fishers, Ind.; one daughter, Lauren Michelle Melia of Kansas; two sisters, Frances Maureen Chapman of Stafford, Va. and Margaret Dian Watts of Maysville; two half-brothers, Stefan Hollis Gilbert of Gainesboro, Tenn. and Brian Daniel Gilbert of Alexandria, Va.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Vanessa Lynn Watts of Syracuse, N.Y. and Jennifer Dian (Watts) McIntyre of Hollidaysburg, Pa.

Private services were Sept. 6, at the Everly Funeral Home in Fairfax. At his request, the body was cremated. (9/10)

Glenn E. Alt, 84, of Winchester, Va., died Sept. 5, at Winchester Medical Center, as the result of a single truck accident.

Born Aug. 23, 1918, in Grant County, he was the son of the late Charles E. Alt and Daisy (Judy) Alt.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Kathryn (Hess) Alt, whom he wed, Oct. 15, 1938 in Petersburg; one son, Mickey C. Alt; one daughter, Mary Glenna Alt; two sisters, Rosa A, McGuinness of Keyser and Virgie A. Bell of Winchester; and one grandson.

Funeral services were Sept. 9, at Jones Funeral Home Chapel, Winchester, with interment in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester. (9/10)

David Wilton "Russ" Moyer, 63, of Mount Crawford, Va., died Sept. 5, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.

Born May 6, 1939, in Fort Defiance, Va., he was the son of the late Edward and Dimple (Sutton) Moyer.

He is survived by his wife, Jean (Whetzel) Moyer, a former Grant County resident, whom he married June 22, 1958; four daughters, Debra Kauffman of Churchville, Va., Dimple Moyer and Donna Moyer, both of Mount Crawford and Diana Shull of Bridgewater, Va.; nine brothers, Charles Moyer of Reva, Va., Steve Moyer of Chattanooga, Tenn., Ray Moyer and Macon Moyer, both of Staunton, Va., Sidney Moyer of Bridgewater, Larry Moyer of Akron, Ohio, William Moyer of Murrel's Inlet, S.C., Joseph Moyer of Grottoes, Va. and Roger Moyer of Harrisonburg, Va.; five sisters, Janet Morris of Fort Defiance, Barbara Miller of Grottoes, Hope Burner of McGaheysville, Va., Judy Wheelbarger of Harrisonburg and Nancy Coffman of Keezletown, Va.; four grandchildren, Phillip Kauffman, David Kauffman, Cara Kauffman and Mackenzie Shull and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 7, at the Bethany United Methodist Church, with interment in the Mount Crawford Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Johnson Funeral Home, Bridgewater. (9/10)

Vernon Ray Lewis, 66, of Grant Town and formerly of Petersburg, died Friday, Sept. 6, at Fairmont General Hospital, Fairmont.

Born Jan. 25, 1936, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Arthur and Elmae (Bunner) Lewis.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joyce Ree (Broxton) Lewis, whom he married March 14, 1959; three daughters, Julie Ware of Brandywine, Md., Sherry Gueli of Farmingville, N.Y. and Tina Nicholson of Lusby; four sisters, Arlena Bouffard of Stafford, Va., Leona Kimble of Petersburg, Pansy Kimble of Woodbridge, Va. and Mildred Riggleman of Winchester, Va.; one brother, Ralph Lewis of Fort Washington, Md.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 8, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the North Mill Creek Cemetery, Dorcas. Military graveside service was conducted by combined veteran organizations of Grant County, accompanied by the Petersburg High School JROTC. (9/10)

Rosemary Virginia Didawick, 48, of Fairmont and formerly of Mount Storm, died Sept. 7, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Born Nov. 15, 1953, at Mount Storm, she was the daughter of the late Willie Edward Didawick and Viola Lee (Lewis) Didawick.

She is survived by four brothers, William Keplinger of Fairmont, with whom she resided, David Keplinger and Virgil Didawick, both of Elk Garden and Edward Didawick of Martinsburg; three sisters, Charlotte Hartman and Dorothy Lambka, both of Mount Storm and Bonnie Jones of Kearneysville; eight nephews, seven nieces and 11 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 10, at the Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, Mount Storm, with interment in the Cosner Family Cemetery at Mount Storm.

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

Jobe McKinley Redman, 81, of Petersburg, died Sept. 8, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg. He had been a resident since June 4, 2001.

Born March 6, 1921, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late McKinley Seymour Redman and Luella Redman Beckwith. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ardella (Gaiter) Redman, Feb. 6, 1965.

Surviving are two sons, Wayne Richard Redman of Baltimore and Gordon Ray Redman of Petersburg; one daughter, Theresa Fazenbaker of Bellaire, Ohio; two brothers, Pastor Calvin S. Redman Sr. of Petersburg and King M. Beckwith of Moorefield; five sisters, Lillian Redman and Irene Gaiter of Petersburg, Lola Gates and Judith Redman of Cumberland, Md. and Carol Jean Campbell of Keyser; 10 grandchildren, Richard Redman, Daren Redman, Danielle Redman, Thomas Fazenbaker, Shelby Smith, Lawrence Redman Jr., Matthew Kline, Jamie Kline, Kelly Kline and Billi Jo Kline; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 10, at The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

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

Gaynell M. "Bunny" Eagle, 79, formerly of Keyser and residing at Cumberland Nursing Home, Cumberland, Md., died Aug. 23, at the nursing home.

Born Nov. 2, 1922, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Christopher Columbus "Bud" Martin and Minnie Myrtle (Stump) Martin.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Harry E. "Jim Biz" Eagle of Cumberland Nursing Home, Cumberland; one daughter, Linda Suzi Kaylor of Cumberland; one granddaughter, Valerie Knippenberg and one grandson, John E. Kaylor II, both of Cumberland; one half sister, Elsie Whitmer of Petersburg; and a niece, Mary Pope of Texas.

At her request, her body was donated to the Maryland Anatomy Board, Baltimore.

A memorial service took place Aug. 27, at the Cumberland Nursing Home, Cumberland. (9/3)

Ione (Gray) Rexroad, 87, of Petersburg, died Aug. 26, at her residence.

Born Aug. 28, 1914 in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Millard F. Gray and Anna Augusta (Barger) Gray.

On Nov. 18, 1934, she married Victor John Rexroad, who preceded her in death, Jan. 18, 1981. She was the last member of her immediate family.

She is survived by five sons, Reginald G. Rexroad of Saltville, Va., Donald W. Rexroad of Whaleysville, Md., Arnold L. Rexroad of Berryville, Va., and Allan T. Rexroad and Millard D. Rexroad, both of Maysville; two daughters, Patricia Johnson and Sally Weeks, both of Indian Head, Md.; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Aug. 29., at the Main Street United Methodist Church, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (9/3)

Lola S. Kelley, 70, of Burlington, died Aug. 27, at the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Sept. 12, 1931, at Rada, she was the daughter of the late Alvy and Hettie (Shoemaker) Kelley.

Surviving is her husband of 52 years, Curtis Eugene Kelley; one son, Delmas E. Kelley of Purgitsville; one daughter, Carla J. McManamay of Leesburg, Va.; two brothers, James A. Kelley of Cocoa Beach, Fla. and Roy C. Kelley of Gaithersburg, Md.; two grandchildren, Kurtis A. Kelley and Chad Osterhoudt; and one great-grandson, Garrett Osterhoudt.

Funeral services were Aug. 31, at the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington chapel, with interment in the Elijah High Cemetery, Purgitsville. (9/3)

August

David R. "Pete" Reel, 83, of Marion, Va. and formerly of Petersburg, died Aug. 15, at Smith County Hospital, Marion.

Born Aug. 4, 1919, in Grant County, he was the son of the late Eugene "Hugh" and Nanny Blanche (Rotruck) Reel.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kathern (Dunford) Reel; one son, David "Buzz" Reel of Petersburg, number of grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 18, at the Seaver-Brown Funeral Home chapel, Marion, with interment in the Mount Rose Cemetery. Military graveside services were conducted by the VFW Post 4667 of Marion. (8/27)

Joseph Michael "Mike" Snell, 61, of Petersburg, died Aug. 23, at his residence.

Born Aug. 24, 1940, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Ralph H. Snell and Dorothy (Northrup) Snell.

He is survived by four sons, J.M. Snell II, wife Lori and children Joe, Kat and Andrew, of Harrisonburg, Va.; Rafe Snell, wife Connie and son Jordan, of Petersburg, Zack Snell, his children Lucas, Maddie and Noah, of Martinsville, Va. and Seth Snell, wife Shannon and son Jacob of New Haven, Conn.; one brother, Ed Snell of Petersburg; three sisters, Anne Kopple of Lahmansville, Paige S. Alexander and Pat Snell, both of Petersburg and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were Aug. 25, at the Petersburg Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.(8/27)

Herbert McKee Hartman, 73, of Franklin, died July 24, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.

Born Dec. 19, 1928, in Reeds Creek, he was the son of the late Elmer McKee and Bertha Mae (Rader) Hartman.

He is survived by his wife, Reva Jean (Smith) Hartman, whom he married July 14, 2000; three stepdaughters, Lois J. Mitchell, June M. Nelson and Laura M. "Cricket" Lambert, all of Franklin; one stepson, Roy E. "Bud" Hartman of Franklin; one sister, Ruth J. Kile of Franklin; 10 stepgrandchildren; two step great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were July 27, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in the Mount Hebron Cemetery, Maysville. (8/20)

Otha Albert Markwood, 83, of Baltimore and formerly of Lahmansville, died Aug. 10, at Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, Md.

Born Dec. 3, 1918, in Cabins, he was the son of the late James A. and Cora A. (Hull) Markwood.

He is survived by his wife, Nelleta (Reel) Markwood; five sons, Robert Gregory Markwood, Randall Gary Markwood and Roger Dale Markwood, all of Arbutus, Md., Ronald Gene Markwood of Manchester, Md. and Rodney Dean Markwood of Fallston, Md.; four daughters, Regina Elaine Markwood of Arbutus, Dottie M. Hinkle of Alexandria, Va., Corena M. Harman of Gettysburg, Pa. and Karen M. Fisher of Moorefield; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter and one stepgreat-granddaughter.

Funeral services were Aug. 16, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (8/20)

Mrs. Harriett (Weiksner) Redmiles, 78, of Petersburg, died Aug. 14, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Aug. 10, 1924, in Mifflin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Mary Veronica (White) Weiksner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alfred F. Redmiles II, in 1970.

She is survived by one daughter, Janet L. Redmiles of Petersburg; one son, Alfred F. Redmiles III of Panama City, Fla.; one brother, Charles F. Weiksner Jr. of Evans, Ga.; six grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

Her body was cremated.

Memorial services were Aug. 17, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. (8/20)

Mrs. Anna Mary (Lloyd) Blosser, 95, of New Market, Va., died Aug. 17, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock, Va.

Born March 19, 1907, at New Market, she was the daughter of the late Quentin and Fannie (Heiston) Lloyd. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Claude "Dolly" Blosser, Nov. 23, 1973. They were married July 3, 1926.

She is survived by four sons, William Blosser and John Blosser, both of New Market, James Blosser of Petersburg, and Freddie Blosser of Mount Jackson, Va.; four daughters, Anna Reedy of Broadway, Va., Ina Richards, Barbara Mongold and Judy Dinges, all of New Market; four sisters, Frances Irwin of Columbia Furnace, Va., Mattie Folkes of Penn Laird, Va., Alice Kennedy of Broadway and Lena Witthus of Pensacola, Fla.; 27 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two-great-great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 20, at the Reformation Lutheran Church, New Market, with interment in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, New Market.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Theis Funeral Chapel, New Market. (8/20)

Devin Lee Alt, 18, of Dorcas, died Aug. 4, at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Va., as the result of an automobile accident.

Born March 15, 1984, in Winchester, Va., he was the son of Daniel D. Alt and Terri L. (Smith) Alt of Dorcas.

Besides his parents, he is survived by one sister, Danielle Alt of Dorcas; one brother, Derek Alt of Dorcas; maternal grandparents, Dayton and Bonnie Smith of Petersburg; paternal grandparents, Darl D. Alt and Delores Sites Alt Propst, both of Dorcas; stepgrandfather, Thomas Propst Jr. of Dorcas; paternal great-grandparents, Lettie and Leo Sites of Dorcas; two aunts and uncles, Joyce and Darren Alt of Dorcas and Gina Alt of Boise, Idaho and a very special friend, Shana Sisk of Petersburg.

Funeral services were Aug. 9, at the Petersburg First Baptist Church, with interment in the Whispering Winds Cemetery, Dorcas.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (8/13)

Mrs. Florence M. Borror, 94, of Cresaptown, Md., died Aug. 9, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md.

Born Feb. 10, 1908, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late John and Myrtle Mongold. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Borror.

She is survived by one daughter, Helen B. Lewis of Hagerstown, Md.; one sister, Virginia Cleaver of Pinto, Md.; two brothers, Delmar Mongold of Cresaptown and Donald Mongold of Petersburg; two grandchildren, Donna Dawson of Frederick, Md. and Dotti Jo Whitt of Arvada, Colo.; two great-grandsons, Richard Dawson and Seth Dawson; two great-granddaughters, Courtney Dawson and Kristen Whitt; one stepgreat-grandson, Matthew Whitt; one great-great-granddaughter, Nori Jo Dawson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 12, at the Crespatown United Methodist Church, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., Cresaptown. (8/13)

Harry Vance, 84, of Cabins, died Aug. 10, at his residence.

Born March 26, 1918, in Onego, he was the son of the late Asa and Florence (Morral) Vance.

He is survived by his lifetime companion, Kate Mallow; two sons, Dice Mallow of Woodbridge, Va. and Roy Mallow of Maysville; one daughter, Carol Turner of Cabins; one sister, Betty McAvoy of Purgitsville; four brothers, Bruce Vance of Job, Lynn Vance of Maysville, Richard Vance of Montrose and Curtis Vance of Seneca Rocks and five grandchildren, Michael Mallow, Jeffrey Mallow, Bradley Mallow, Jennifer Mallow and Kandy Turner.

Funeral services were Aug. 14, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Mallow Cemetery, Timber Ridge. Military graveside services were conducted by combined veteran organizations of Grant County, accompanied by Petersburg High School JROTC. (8/13)

William Thomas Dixon, 83, of Mount Storm and formerly of Elk Garden, died Jan. 27, at his residence.

Born April 12, 1918, in Elk Garden, he was the son of the late Stephen and Lula (Barrick) Dixon.

He is survived by his wife, Zona Dixon; two sons, Stephen Dixon of Phoenix, Ore. and Frank Dixon of Elk Garden; two daughters, Sandra Swartwood of Bethesda, Md. and Debbie Metcalf of Morgantown; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were Aug. 3, at the Dixon Farm,.

Arrangements were under the direction of the David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Kitzmiller, Md. (8/6)

John Joseph Paul, 94, of Petersburg, died July 26, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where he had resided since June 19.

Born June 19, 1908, in Pottsville, Pa., he was the son of the late Matthew and Katherine Paul. He was the last member of his immediate family.

He is survived by his wife, Madeline (Shannon) Shobe Paul; two stepdaughters, Mary E. Thompson of Vienna, Va. and Barbara Porter of Palm Beach, Fla.; 10 stepgrandchildren and 23 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Memorial services will take place at a later date. He was donated to the human gift registry at West Virginia University in Morgantown.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (8/6)

Mrs. Frances May Cooper, 44, of Mount Storm, died July 30, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, from cancer.

Born July 7, 1958, in Marlinton, she was the daughter of Ruth Hazel Sharp and the late Frank I. Sharp Sr.

Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Morgan D. Cooper Sr.; two sons, Morgan D. Cooper Jr. of Upper Tract and Tony D. Cooper of Keyser; three brothers, Dave Sharp of Durbin, Garney Sharp of Laurel, Md. and Frank Sharp of Cabins; two sisters, Becky Comer of Illinois and Frankie Arnold of Sugarlands and one granddaughter, Kassandra F. Cooper.

Funeral services were Aug. 2, at the Hinkle Funeral Home chapel, Davis, with interment in the Davis Cemetery. (8/6)

Mrs. Virginia Ruth "Jenny" Woods, 70, of Dorcas, died July 30, at her son's residence, Dorcas.

Born April 17, 1932, in Dorcas, she was the daughter of the late Curry and Ruth (Vance) Whetzel. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde William Woods, April 16, 1999.

She is survived by one daughter, Teresa Landis of Petersburg; two sons, Denny Woods of Dorcas and John Woods of Petersburg; two sisters, Betty Cook of Maysville and Jean Runion of Dorcas; one brother, Junior Whetzel of Petersburg and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 1, at the Petersburg Church of God, with interment in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (8/6)

Infant Benjamin Roy Mallow, 2 days old, died July 31, at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Va.

Born July 29, 2002, in Fairfax, he was the son of Jeffrey and Mellissa (Sharar) Mallow of Stafford, Va.

Besides his parents, he is survived by paternal grandparents, Roy and Judy Mallow of Maysville; maternal grandparents, Jack and Aileen Sharar of New Cumberland, Pa.; paternal great-grandmothers, Mary Berg of Maysville and Kate Mallow of Cabins; paternal great-grandfathers, Forrest "Sam" Berg of Maysville and Harry Vance of Cabins; maternal great-grandparents, William and Margaret Sharar of New Cumberland and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services were Aug. 3, at the Maysville Cemetery,.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.(8/6)

July

Thomas "Tommy" W.M. Iman, 66, of Dundalk, Md. and formerly of Lahmansville, died July 22, at the Riverview Nursing Home, Essex, Md., after a lingering illness.

Born Sept. 5, 1935, in Cumberland, Md, he was the son of the late Harry H. and Evalena (Lantz) Iman. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Lila V. (Miller) Iman, Dec. 18, 1991.

He is survived by his second wife, Juanita (Miller) Iman; two daughters, Gwen Iman Hale of Cumberland and Rosa Iman Foli of Keyser; six sons, Thomas W.M. Iman Jr., Timothy Iman and William Iman, all of Cumberland, Brian Iman of Hyndman, Pa., Richard Iman of Lake Wales, Fla., and Matthew Iman of Hagerstown; two sisters, Mildred Lewis of Petersburg and Lillian Thorn of Keyser; two brothers, Herbert Iman of Petersburg and Robert Iman of Arbutus, Md.; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and four stepgrandchildren.

At his request, his body was cremated.

Memorial services were Aug. 1, at the Scarpelli Funeral Home chapel, Cumberland.. (7/30)

Willard "Bud" Hedrick, 89, of Onego, died July 25, at the home of his daughter, Bonnie and Garland Raines in Onego.

Born Nov. 30, 1912, in Onego, he was the son of the late Amby and Anna (Kisamore) Hedrick. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Macie (Harper) Hedrick, April 28, 1992 .

Besides his daughter, he is survived by one son, Sheldon W. Hedrick of Whitmer; two sisters, Vera Weese of Maysville and Artie Harper of Warren, Ohio; three grandchildren, Matthew Hedrick of Whitmer, Robert "Bobby" Hedrick of Parsons and Christina Raines of Onego; one stepgreat-grandson, Donald Davis of Parsons and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were July 27, at the Seneca Rocks United Methodist Church, with interment in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (7/30)

Kathleen (Whetzel) Kerr,74, of Schenectady, N.Y., died June 25, at a hospital there.

Born Jan. 20, 1928, in Hardy County, she was the daughter of the late Noah and Lucy (Helmick) Whetzel.

She is survived by two sons; three sisters, Evolena Bergdoll of Arthur, Geraldine Reel of Petersburg and Mondolea Raines of Falls Church, Va.; one brother, Wayne Whetzel of Arthur; two grandsons and one granddaughter.

Funeral services were June 28, at the New Comer Cannon Funeral Home chapel, Colonie, N.Y., with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery, Colonie. (7/23)

Wayne Elwood Parker, 74, of Arthur, died July 16, at his residence.

Born Jan. 14, 1928, in Lahmansville, he was the son of the late Edgar and Virginia (Miller) Parker.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gail L. (Landes) Parker; one son, Theron W. "Terry" Parker of Vienna, Va.; one daughter, Cherie L. Parker of Vienna; and two grandsons, Justin Wayne Parker and Dylan Christopher Parker.

Funeral services were July 19, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the South Branch Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. Military graveside services were performed by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County and Petersburg High School JROTC. (7/23)

Mrs. Geraldine (Whetzel) Reel, 76, of Petersburg, died July 18, at her residence.

Born Jan. 1, 1926, in South Fork, Hardy County, she was the daughter of the late Noah and Lucy (Helmick) Whetzel.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Claude E. Reel; one son, Lynwood C. Reel and wife, Nancy, of Scherr; one daughter, Jacqueline R. Ambrose of Ridgeley; one brother, Wayne Whetzel of Arthur; two sisters, Evolena Bergdoll of Arthur and Mondolea Raines of Falls Church, Va.; five grandchildren, Todd Reel, Jody Reel Moore, Shannon Reel, Christopher Reel and Jason Ambrose; two great-grandchildren, Logan Reel and Samantha Moore and two stepgreat-grandchildren, Rodney Berg and Jessica Paugh.

Funeral services were July 22, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (7/23)

Mrs. Cynthia Diane "Cindy" (Mallow) Thompson, 34, of Richmond, Va., and formerly of Upper Tract, died July 20, at Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Born Sept. 1, 1967, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of Earl Delbert Mallow of Manassas, Va. and Nancy Jane (Kile) Howery of Richmond.

Besides her parents, she is survived by her stepmother, Robin A. Mallow of Manassas and stepfather, Brenard T. Howery Sr. of Richmond; her husband, William Scott Thompson; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Thompson; one brother, Mason Earl Mallow of Manassas and numerous nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were July 23, at Everly Funeral Home chapel, Fairfax, Va., with interment in the Thompson Family Cemetery, Great Falls, Va. (7/23)

Roger Wilson Michael, 63, of Shanks, died July 11, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Jan. 11, 1939, in Petersburg, he was the son of Irene Nettie (Kelley) Michael of Petersburg and the late Woodrow Wilson Michael.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Nora Lee (Timbrook) Michael; two daughters, Wendy Susan LaRue of Keyser and Michelle Lee Michael of Shanks; one stepson, James Richard Otten of Shanks; six sisters, Kay Neuman of Yoe, Pa., Karen Michael and Jeannie Mullenax, both of Petersburg, Kitty Delawder of Maysville, Janie Kesner and Kathy Greenwalt, both of Moorefield; one brother, Robert "Butch" Michael of Maysville and three grandchildren, Ethan LaRue, Caleb LaRue and Morgan LaRue.

Funeral services were July 14, at the Tearcoat Church of the Brethren, with interment in the Mt. Dale Cemetery, Shanks. Masonic services were conducted by Clinton Lodge No. 86 AF&AM.

Arrangements were under the direction of the McKee Funeral Home, Augusta. (7/16)

Mrs. Mary Jane (Mallow) Harman, 87, of Rough Run, died July 12, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born April 3, 1915, in Kline, she was the daughter of the late Evan Perry Mallow and Jessie Zoe (Dahmer) Mallow. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Earl Harman, April 30, 1998.

She is survived by one son, W. Douglas Harman and wife, Judy, of Morgantown; one daughter, Beverly Yokum and husband, Eulis, of Petersburg; one daughter-in-law, Betty Mallow of Franklin; one brother-in-law and family, Glenn Harman and wife, Dottie, of Fairmont; one sister, Hazel Mallow Dahmer, resident of Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin; seven grandchildren, Jeff Mallow, Brad Mallow, Lori Raines, Perry Harman, Pam Iames, Tina Barr and Jeff Yokum and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 11, at the Hedrick Chapel United Methodist Church, with interment in the Kline Cemetery, Kline.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (7/16)

Odell Curtis Thorne, 77, of Arlington, Va., died June 12, at Arlington Hospital, Arlington.

He was born March 27, 1925, in Dorcas, to the late Jacob Van Thorne and Beulah E. (Yokum) Thorne. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Chester Thorne and one sister, Thelma Depretis.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Alice M. Thorne of Arlington; daughter, Karen Varona and her husband, Richard, of Nokesville, Va. and grandson Richie Varona of Nokesville. He is also survived by three brothers, Virgil Thorne of Capon Bridge, Marvin Thorne of Maysville, and Gerald Thorne of Palmyra, Pa.; five sisters, Nela Griffin of Winchester, Va., Evelyn Schaeffer of Front Royal, Va., Lois Swick of Keyser, Irene Druyff of Manassas, Va. and Darlene Champ of Winchester and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Services were held June 18, at Adams-Green Funeral Home chapel, Herndon, Va., with interment in National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Va. (7/9)

Pete Ronald Salonish Jr., 42, of Fisher, died July 5, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born May 31, 1960, in Wimber, Pa., he was the son of Pete R. and Mary Ann (Landi) Salonish of Ridgeley.

Besides his parents, he is survived by one son, Adam Salonish in Hawaii; two daughters, Rebecca K. Salonish in Michigan and April Nicole Salonish of Ridgeley; two brothers, Andrew J. Salonish of Ridgeley and Nicholas G. Salonish of Cumberland, Md. and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were July 9, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in the Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield. Military graveside rites were accorded by the U.S. Army and the Moorefield Veterans' Honor Guard. (7/9)

Harold M. Bonnette, 74, of Geneva, Ohio, died June 21, at UHHS Memorial Hospital, Geneva.

Born March 8, 1928, in Morgantown, he was the son of the late Robert J. and Iva D. (Workman) Bonnette.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou (Stump) Bonnette, formerly of Petersburg, whom he married Nov. 21, 1955; two sons, Michael Bonnette of Madison, Ohio and Kenneth Bonnette of Northfield, Ohio; two sisters, Helen Wentz of Geneva and Betty Jo Atkins of Morgantown and one granddaughter, Jennifer.

Funeral services were conducted at the Donald E. Walker Funeral Home, Geneva. Interment was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Geneva. (7/2)

Mrs. Shirley Lee Whitlock, 79, of Petersburg, died June 24, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, after a year long battle with cancer.

Born April 1, 1923, in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Gladys (Leatherman) Whetzel. On Oct. 17, 1944, she married Ray W. Whitlock who preceded her in death on June 2, 1985.

She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Rogers and husband, Mike, of Petersburg and two grandsons, Lee Borror of Manassas, Va. and Michael Borror of Tulsa, Okla.

Funeral services were June 26, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (7/2)

Mrs. Janet Marie Lambert, 92, of Rig, died F June 28, at Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Romney.

Born Feb. 28, 1910, in Hardy County, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Eye) Henry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Lambert in April 1985.

She is survived by two sons, Melvin Lambert of Maysville and Merle Lambert of Fisher; four daughters, Ruth Constable of Keyser, Nellie Armentrout of Toledo, Ohio, Judy Bolton of Petersburg and Brenda Kuhl of Keyser; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 30, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in the Newhouse Cemetery, Rig. (7/2)

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