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Doris Lee (Keplinger) George, 71, of Moorefield, W.Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at her home.

Born March 1, 1948, in Petersburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Virgil Ray Keplinger and Alice Louvine (Lilly) Keplinger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Winfred Milton “Wimp” George; and one granddaughter, Jurnee Elizabeth Cullers.

She is survived by two daughters, Jackie E. Cullers of Moorefield and Jodi George and friend Chris Ketterman of Moorefield;  eight grandchildren, Jade, Jevon, Dominic, Hunter, Brookelyn, Jackson, Jakeline and Jenerose; four great-grandchildren, Araya, Ashtynn, Ezrah and Estel; one sister, Naomi Pearl Keplinger of Burlington, W.Va.; one brother, Raymond Keplinger of Moorefield; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Doris graduated from Petersburg High School in 1966 and retired in 2004 from Rockingham Poultry in Moorefield. She was a member of Oak Dale Christian Church. Doris and her late husband had a ministry of blessing folks by sending cheerful cards at their time of need. She enjoyed visits from her family and friends.    

Funeral services were Wednesday afternoon at the Schaeffer Funeral Ho-me chapel, Petersburg, with the Rev. Lynn Rohrbaugh and Pastor Wade Armentrout officiating.   

Burial was in Newhouse Cemetery, Rig, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family, c/o Jackie E. Cullers, 1730 Rig Road, Moorefield, WV 26836.

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

Gordon Ray ”Gordy” Redman, 60, of Dorcas, W.Va., died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

Born Aug. 15, 1959, in Petersburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Jobe Mckinley Redman and Agnes Ardella (Gaiter) Redman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Frederick “Freddy” Redman, Lawrence “Nink” Redman and Joseph “Joker” Redman; one infant sister, Vivian Romale Redman;  and one stepgranddaughter, Brittany Kline. 

Gordy is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cynthia Ann “Cindy” (Kline) Redman; two stepsons, Matthew Kline of Petersburg and Jamie Kline of Staunton, Va.; two stepdaughters, Kelly Kline of Petersburg and Billi Jo “B.J.” Kline of Indiana; 12 stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-granddaughter;  one sister, Thersa Redman Fazenbaker of Ohio; one brother, Wayne Redman of Baltimore; numerous aunts and uncles, including Calvin and Hazel Redman of Petersburg and Suellen Clay of Keyser, W.Va.; nieces, nephews and cousins including Will and Melba Thorne of Martinsburg, W.Va.  and “Woody” Calvin Redman of Petersburg.

According to his wishes, his body will be cremated and a memorial service will be Saturday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. at the Church of The Lord Jesus Christ in Petersburg with Pastor Calvin S. Redman Sr. officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Schaeffer Funeral Home, 11 North Main St., Petersburg, WV 26847.

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

Charles Lindbergh Foley, 92, of Arthur, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, at his residence. 

Born May 7, 1927, in Arthur, he was the son of the late Joseph Berlin Foley and Grace (Kessel) Foley. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Paul E. Foley.

Mr. Foley attended Arthur Schoolhouse, Arthur and was a Christian by faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in both the Korean Conflict and World War II. He worked for 43 years as a plumber with Melvin A. Barnhart and Sons and Vince Marino and Sons in Baltimore, before returning to farm in Arthur. He was a member of the VFW Post #6454 and a former member of the NRA.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Julia Juanita (Dayton) Foley, whom he married Sept. 13, 1953; four  sisters, Rose Nesslerodt of Kearneysville, Virginia Bean of Sumerduck, Va., Karen Zirk of New Creek and Hilda Deperini of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Funeral services were Friday morning at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg with Pastor Lynn Durbin and Rev. Larry Hakes officiating. Interment was in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. Military graveside rites were accorded by Potomac Highland VFW Post #6454 and U.S. Army.  

Memorials may be made to Grant Memorial Hospice, 100 Hospital Dr., Suite 2, Petersburg, WV 26847.  

Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.

Pastor Otis “Buzz” Seymour Weatherholt Jr., 79, of Fisher, W.Va., passed away Wednesday evening, Nov. 27, 2019, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. 

Born on March 24, 1940, in Petersburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Otis Seymour Weatherholt Sr. and Mary Pauline Sirbaugh Weatherholt. 

A granddaughter, Hannah Marie Weatherholt; a sister, Treva Sirbaugh Helmick; and a half brother, Lester Weatherholt also preceded him in death.

Buzz was a carpenter by trade, and in his later years, enjoyed sharing his love for the greatest carpenter of all, Jesus. He was pastor at South Mill Creek Church of Brethren in Upper Tract, W.Va., for several years and was also pastor at Mountain View Community Church in Purgitsville, W.Va.  He was a charter member of the local Grant/Hardy County Gideon Camp and was the first president of the organization. In 1995, he founded the Potomac Valley Men’s Choir where he was the director for 30 years. The choir is a community outreach that has raised more than half a million dollars to date, helping others.

Buzz never met a stranger. He enjoyed life and talking with others. He was an avid hunter and he also enjoyed fishing, hunting for arrowheads and being outdoors enjoying wildlife. He was very interested in working on his genealogy. He loved being with his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Old Fields Baptist Church and he loved the Lord Jesus and was always ready and willing to serve Him.

Surviving is his loving wife of 62 years, Bette Gwen Barr Weatherholt; one daughter, Beverly (Jerry) Donald of Middletown, Md.; three sons, Victor (Anita) Weatherholt of Lynchburg, Va., Jeffrey (Laurie) Weatherholt of Moorefield, W.Va. and Dan (Denice) Weatherholt of Fisher; six grandchildren, Blair, Emily, Molly, Brooke, Matthew and Sarah; one sister, Janet Weatherholt of Petersburg, W.Va.; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Funeral services were Monday morning at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with Pastors Dan Combs and Dan Howard officiants. Interment followed at the Newhouse Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Gideon’s International, Grant Hardy Camp, P.O. Box 344, Petersburg, WV 26847, Hannah Marie Weatherholt Scholarship Fund or Hardy County 4-H Camp Association, 144 Emergency Lane, Moorefield, WV 26836. 

Condolences, shared memories and photos may be left on “Buzz’s” tribute wall at www.fraleyfuneral home.com.

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Mary Louise McCalley, 78, of Petersburg, W.Va., on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. 

Born outside Philadelphia, Pa. to Thomas and Mary McCloskey, Mary Lou was raised in Washington, D.C. She attended Blessed Sacrament School and Holy Cross High School. She married Bob McCalley who lived just a stone’s throw away.

They raised their boys in Chevy Chase, Md. and retired to Petersburg, W.Va. in 2003. 

Mary Lou was a caretaker for all. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grammy and friend.

She gave of herself and her time in a countless number of ways including at the boys’ schools, the church, the soccer club, So Others May Eat, cleaning up after the 1985 West Virginia flood and as a member of the Petersburg Lions Club

Mary Lou was a “roll up your sleeves and get it done person.” She loved cooking, canning and working in the garden. If someone saw a need in her community, they often called Mary Lou because she was an action person. Her solutions often involved her teammate Bob and they were a powerful giving team.

Her loss leaves an empty spot in the lives of everyone she touched. Everyone that knew her was drawn to her and her energy and dedication to helping others.

Mary Lou is survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert McCalley; sister Judy Horman; brothers Tommy (Claudia) McCloskey and Jimmy (Catherine) McCloskey; sons Michael (Libby), Brad and Patrick (Marci); and her grandkids Damon, Logan, Riley, Mel, Ali, Josh and Dominik. She was predeceased by her sister Jane Carmody. 

Mrs. McCalley’s family will receive friends on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Petersburg, with a memorial service following at 1 p.m., and a reception immediately after the service at Kaposy’s Great Room. 

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in Bethesda, Md. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church in Petersburg, the Lions Club of Petersburg, or a charity of your choice. 

Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.

Marisa Louise Moyers, 37, of Cabins, W.Va., passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, W.Va.

Born Oct. 20, 1982, in Elkins, W.Va., she was the daughter of Donald Ray Moyers and Patricia Ann (Parsons) Moyers of Maysville, W.Va. and biological mother, Diana Lynn Parsons of Cabins,  biological father, the late Donald “Don” White. 

She was also preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Richard and Orpha “Sue”  Moyers; maternal grandparents, Alvin and Mary Parsons; one uncle, Richard Lee “Dickie” Moyers; and one cousin, Jordan Miller.

Marisa was a graduate of Petersburg High School Class of 2001 and was a former employee of Pilgrim’s Pride in Moorefield, W.Va. and Pizza Hut in Petersburg.

She is also survived by one son, Hunter Largent Jr. (Hunter Largent) of Moorefield; one daughter, Nadia Jade Swick (Xavier Swick) of Maysville; two sisters, Marcee (Tim) Kesner of Lahmansville, W.Va. and Marenda (Benji) McKay of Logan County, W.Va.; two brothers, Butch (Rachel) Moyers of Maysville and Michael (Gwen) Moyers of Maysville; one half sister, Jodi White of Moorefield; one half brother, Drew White of Moorefield; numerous nieces and nephews including Kaitlyn and Kaleb Kesner, Madison McKay, Ethan and Hannah Moyers, and Chase and Lacey Moyers; two half nieces, Freyja Cullers and Izzy Wratchford; two half nephews, Carter Thompson and Donivan White;  numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and also a special  family, Allen “Bub” and Barbara Clark of Maysville.

Marisa was a tender hearted and loving person. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved children and all her nieces and nephews and they all loved her. Later on in her short life, Marisa dealt with addiction and she tried so hard to get past all of that.  Her family loved her unconditionally through her life and she will be missed greatly. 

Marisa’s family will be having a celebration of life service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Schaeffer Funeral Home, 11 North Main St., Petersburg, WV 26847.  

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

Andrew Lee Kile, 76, of Cabins, died Monday, Nov. 25, at Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center, Petersburg. 

Born March 20, 1943, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Raymond Burley Kile and Mary Matilida (Lahman) Kile. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: one daughter, Amanda Kile and one brother, Raymond N. Kile.

Mr. Kile graduated from Petersburg High School and formerly attended the Corners United Methodist Church, Cabins.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked for Dettinburn Trucking before he became a delivery man for 25 years with CarQuest in Petersburg. 

On April 24, 1975 he married his wife of 44 years, Brenda (Miller) Kile, who resides in Cabins. He is also survived by three daughters, Angela Engle of Maysville, Mary Jowers of Fitzgerald, Ga. and Teresa Watson of Apopka, Fla.; one son, Larry Kile of Pensacola, Fla.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday morning at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with Pastor Gary Crislip officiating. Interment was at the Kile Family Cemetery, Cabins. Military graveside rites were accorded by the Potomac Highlands VFW Post #6454. 

Memorials may be made to the WV Theater East c/o June Hencke, 346 Genesee Ridge, Arthur, WV 26847.  

Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.

Woodrow “Woody” Vance, 78, of Frederick County, Va. passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at his home.

Born in 1941, in Grant County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Fred Vance and Viola Miller; stepson of the late Clarence “Bubby” Miller. His wife, Dorothy Vance, whom he married on Nov. 16, 1959, in Cumberland, Md., preceded him in death in 2012.  Along with his parents, stepfather and wife, Mr. Vance was also preceded in death by a brother, Frederick J. Vance.

Mr. Vance was a truck driver and dedicated employee with King Wholesale, retiring after 25+ years. He was a 50-year member of Winchester Eagles Aerie 824, a member of the American Legion Post 137 in Capon Bridge, W.Va., and a member of the Terrace Club in Winchester. He enjoyed cutting/splitting wood, dancing and playing the tip jars.  

Mr. Vance was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and NASCAR racing fan (as long as it was a Ford driver).  He liked making apple butter, curing hams, and sowing/harvesting a vegetable garden. He never met a stranger, always willing to lend a helping hand.  His favorite past-time was spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his daughters, Ramonda “Mondy” Perry of Stephens City, Va. and Pamela Vance Booher of Pemberton, N.J.; son, Mark Allen “Bubba” Vance (Jody) of Winchester, Va.; grandchildren, Christopher Edelen, Emily Gunter, Josh Perry, Brittany Booher, Jake Perry, Stephanie Booher and Markayla Vance; great-grandchildren, Joseph Khan, Dominic Edelen, Gabrielle Gunter and Michael Booher; sisters, Wanda VanMeter, Martha Jane Hinkle and Lucy Mae Rotruck, all of West Virginia; and brother, Dorse Vance of Fredericksburg, Va.

Funeral services will be today (Tuesday) at 11 a.m. at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel, 1600 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601. Interment will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Woody’s memory to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, VA 22601.

View his obituary and tribute wall at www.omps funeralhome.com.

Wilda Grace Bennett, 93, of Seneca Rocks, died Thursday, Nov. 21, at her home.

Born Oct. 19, 1926, in Cherry Grove, she was the daughter of the late Troy and Elsie (Byrd) Lambert. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eli Henry Bennett, on Dec. 3, 1974; one brother and five sisters.

Mrs. Bennett was a homemaker. She was a member of Brushy Run Mennonite Church.

She is survived by five daughters, Francise Arbaugh of Wardensville, Rosalee Kimble of Linden, Va., Elaine Turner of Circleville, Jacqueline Bennett of Seneca Rocks, and the Rev. Rebecca Bennett of Seneca Rocks; two sons, David G. Bennett of Seneca Rocks and Teddy Lee Bennett of Cresaptown, Md.; one sister, Etta Catherine Shifflet of Millersville, Md.; one brother, Forest Ray Lambert of Baker; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be today (Tuesday) at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, at 11 a.m. with Pastors Tom Shaum, Fred Miller and John Swartz officiating.

Interment will be in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton. Memorials may be made to any Pendleton County Volunteer Rescue Squad or Seneca Rocks Volunteer Fire Company.

Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.

Wendell E. Warner, 73, of Franklin, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Huntington, W.Va. after a lengthy battle with kidney disease.

He was born September 24, 1946 at Riverton, W.Va. and was the son of the late Mona C. Warner.

Wendell was a 1964 graduate of Circleville High School and a 1969 graduate of Shepherd College. His teaching career began at Highland County Schools, where he was also a basketball coach. He also taught at Franklin Elementary and North Fork Elementary schools before he retired.  He was a farmer and enjoyed watching old westerns. Wendell was a member of the Franklin Moose Lodge #769.

On August 15, 1965, he married Marcia Combs Warner, who survives. He is also survived by one daughter, Andra Keister (and husband, Jack) of Harrisonburg, Va.; one son, Michael Warner (and wife, Cindy) of Harrisonburg; three grandchildren, Pearce Keister, Cody Warner and Reaghan Warner; one aunt, Gladys Harper of Pendleton Manor in Franklin; and numerous cousins.

The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Kimble Funeral Home, 80 South Main Street, Franklin where a celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Mike Loudermilk and Pastor David Morris officiating.

Memorials may be made to Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center, 127 Early Ave., Petersburg, WV 26847 or Pendleton Manor, P.O. Box 700, Franklin, WV 26807.

Online condolences may be shared at www.kimblefuneralhome.com.

Kitty Lou (Hull) Barr, 82, of Petersburg, W.Va., passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born April 12, 1937, in Lahmansville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Albert H. Hull and Odessa (Frye) Hull.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roland P. Barr on Oct. 27, 2012;  and two sisters, Delona Crites and Anna Lee Reid. 

She is survived by one daughter, Cynthia V. Strosnider and husband Clifton of Petersburg; two sons, Perry A. Barr and wife Tina of Moorefield, W.Va. and Jay M. Barr of Annapolis, Md.; three grandchildren, Dr. Heather Strosnider of Atlanta, Ga., Kara J. Riggleman and husband Bill of Petersburg and Adam R. Strosnider and wife Sarah of Petersburg; and three great-grandchildren, Lucas W. Riggleman, Matthew L. Riggleman and Stella E. Strosnider.

Kitty Lou was a graduate of Petersburg High School Class of 1955.  She retired as an administrative assistant at South Branch Vocational Center in Petersburg. She served on the board at Lahmansville Cemetery for several years and was a member of Grove Street United Methodist Church, Petersburg.

A celebration of life service will be Sunday, Dec. 22, 2 p.m. at Grove Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Hakes officiating. There will be a private graveside service in Lahmansville Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grove Street United Methodist Church, 11 North Grove St., Petersburg, WV 26847; Petersburg High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Terry Mongold, 89 Riverview Dr., Petersburg, WV 26847; or Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center, 127 Early Ave., Petersburg, WV 26847.

Arrangements are by the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.

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