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Jesse “Frank” Wilson
Jesse “Frank” Wilson

Jesse Franklin “Frank” Wilson, 63, of Moorefield, W.Va., formerly of Petersburg, W.Va., passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at his home.

Born on Feb. 20, 1955, in Covington, Va., he was the son of the late Samuel George Wilson (2-27-2002) and Glady Oressa Stump Wilson (1-23-1990). Frank was married to Sherry Propst Wilson of Pickens, S.C.

Mr. Wilson was a 1973 graduate of Petersburg High School and had attended Potomac State College. He was a member of Franklin Moose #769, where he earned his Fellowship Degree in 1992 and served six terms as governor. Frank was an announcer for girls softball and Grant County Little League. He was a building contractor and carpenter, having built many homes in the tri-county area and was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, Petersburg.

He is survived by three daughters, Bethany Rutherford and Chad Gilhuys of Moorefield, Jessica McCarthy and Kevin of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Kaylei O. Wilson of Clarksburg, W.Va.; one sister, Nancy Hill and Bill of Moorefield; three grandchildren, Rilei Rutherford, Kellen McCarthy and Perri McCarthy; and cousins, Butch and Wanda Stump of Woodbridge, Va., and Joan and Monty Barker of Mountain Home, Alaska.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Marsha Powell-Pysel.

A memorial service was Monday evening at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with Pastor Calvin Redman officiating.

Memorials may be made to Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of Petersburg, W.Va. Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.

Debora Lynn Hedrick
Debora Lynn Hedrick

Debora Lynn Hedrick, 58, of Petersburg, W.Va., passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Sept. 10, 1960, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of Robert Carl Sites of Riverton, W.Va. and Judy Jane (VanMeter) Helmick of Petersburg.

She was preceded in death by one son, Christopher, in 2011.

Debora graduated from Circleville High School in 1978 and WVU School of Nursing in 1983. For the past 32 years, she has worked in various nursing positions.

She served as Ruritan Upper West Virginia District Governor in 2008 and 2014. She was a member of the Landes Ruritan Club, Gordon Chapel United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women’s Group and Landes CEOS Club. She served on the Grant County Board of Education and many other organizations.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Brook Junior Hedrick; one daughter, Heather Adams and husband Dave of Petersburg; two grandchildren, Emily Adams and Christopher Adams; two stepdaughters, Amy Smith and husband Mark of Moorefield, W.Va. and Stephanie Barger and husband Jamie of Petersburg; several stepgrandchildren; three sisters, Shelby Kuh of Martinsburg, W.Va., Barbie Stickley and husband Brian of Fisher, W.Va. and Melissa Earle and husband Shannon of Petersburg; one brother, Robert Carl Sites II and wife Kenya of Moorefield; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Friday morning at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with Pastor David Webb and the Rev. Rita Beeman officiating. Burial was in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Landes Ruritan Club, 5337 Franklin Pike, Petersburg, WV 26847; Gordon Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Toni Hedrick, 40 J F Stump Lane, Petersburg, WV 26847; or charity of choice.

Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com

Dallas F. Shepard
Dallas F. Shepard

Dallas F. “Jack” Shepard, 80, of Mount Storm, W.Va., died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

Born Oct. 30, 1937, at Mount Storm, he was the son of the late William Henry and Corene (Kitzmiller) Shepard. He also was preceded in death by an infant sister, Ruth Ann Shepard.

Mr. Shepard was a graduate of Bayard High School and was retired as a coal miner with both Island Creek Coal Company and Laurel Run Mining Company. Presbyterian by faith, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was a lifetime member of both Abraham Lincoln Post 6735, VFW in Mount Storm and American Legion Post 78 in Petersburg, W.Va.

He is survived by one brother, William J. Shepard of Mount Storm; a special friend, Deloris Lloyd of Mount Storm; and numerous cousins.

Funeral services were conducted at the Mount Storm Presbyterian Church Friday morning with the Rev. David Davis officiating. Interment was in Mount Storm Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mr. Shepard’s obituary at smithfuneralhomes.net.

Terry Lee Shrader
Terry Lee Shrader

Corporal Terry Lee Shrader, Retired, 69, of Petersburg, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at his home.

Born May 18, 1949, in Thomas, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles Vernon Shrader and Evelyn Summie (Gainer) Shrader.

Terry was a 4-H All-Star. He entered the West Virginia State Police Academy in July 1972 and retired in 1994. He graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in May 2003. He was presently employed by the West Virginia Public Service Commission Enforcement Division. He had served as a judge for several municipalities, taught defensive driving and was a member of the West Virginia State Police Retired Members Association and Petersburg Masonic Lodge No. 145 A.F.&A.M. He also was lifetime member of Order of the Arrow. He was an avid hunter and WVU Mountaineer fan and enjoyed going to the games and spending time with his family. He had a special connection to his grandson Landon and loved his new title “Pappy.”

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Pamela Kay (Cole) Shrader; one son, Christopher B. Shrader and wife Dee Dee (Porter) of Belington, W.Va.; one daughter, Terri Michelle (Shrader) Williams and husband Corey of Owens Cross Roads, Ala.; one grandson, Landon Cole Williams; two stepgrandchildren, Luke A. Evans of Scherr, W.Va. and Louise K. Evans of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, Charles Shrader of Michigan; and one sister, JoAnn V. (Shrader) Hart and husband Robert of Petersburg.

Funeral services were Thursday morning at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with Pastor Joseph Gerstell officiating. Interment was in the Fraternal Cemetery, Belington, with Pastor Jimmie Tallman officiating.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com

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