Miscellaneous Grant County, West Virginia
Obituaries & Death Notices 2001

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

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

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

A Mass of Christian Burial was July 24, at St. Matthias Church, with interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Md. (7/31)
 
Mrs. Joan Keller Chillemi, 83, of Charlottesville, Va., died July 22, at her residence.

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

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

Memorial services were July 25, at the Teague Funeral Home chapel, Charlottesville. Interment will be at a later date at National Memorial Park in Falls Church, Va. (7/31)
 
Charles Wesley McDowell, 81, of Mount Storm, died July 23, at his home.

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

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

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

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home. (7/31)
 
Mrs. Rachel Arlena Nesselrodt, 77, of Dorcas, died Tuesday, July 24, at her residence.

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

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

Funeral services were July 27, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the South Branch Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (7/31)
 
Mary H. Miller, 89, of Gormania, died July 25, at the Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Md.

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

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

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

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland. (7/31)
 
Frederick McKinley Redman, 44, of Bellaire, Ohio and formerly of Petersburg, died July 25, at the Belmont Community Hospital, Bellaire, after an extended illness.

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

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

Funeral services were July 28, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with interment in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (7/31) 
 
William D. Ware, 70, of Cabins, died July 26, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

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

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

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

Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home, Winchester. (7/31)
 
Colonel Ora V. "Ted" Underwood, 81, of Clarksburg, died at his home, July 20, following an extended illness. 

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

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

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

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem. (7/24)
 
Mrs. Myrtle Dorcas "Granny" Ours, 94, of Maysville, died July 22, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since Aug. 14, 1995.

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

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

Funeral services were July 24, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (7/24)
 
Scott Adam Calhoun, 19, of Hurricane, died July 7, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

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

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

Funeral services were July 11, at St. John United Methodist Church. Graveside services were at Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (7/17)
 
Timothy Wayne "Tim" White, 43, of Elkins, died July 9, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, following an extended illness.

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

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

Funeral services were July 12, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home chapel, Elkins, with interment in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Elkins. (7/17)
 
Alan Wayne "Bubba" Chapman, 45, of Bayard, died July 10, in Atlanta, Ga.

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

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

Funeral services were July 13, at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel, Newnan. (7/17)
 
Richard Stanley "Dick" Hoover, 85, of Brandywine, died July 11, at his residence.

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

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

Funeral services were July 16, at the Kimble Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandywine. (7/17)
 
James Frederick Kile, 82, of Petersburg, died July 11, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

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

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

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

Arrangements were under the direction of the Feiser Funeral Home, New Oxford. (7/17)
 
Mrs. Leta May Nelson, 89, of Petersburg, died July 12, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had been a resident since Feb. 20, 1997.

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

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

Petersburg Chapter 146 Order of Eastern Star conducted services July 14, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Funeral services were July 15, at the funeral home chapel, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (7/17)
 
Mrs. Aletha M. Flinn, 77, of Moorefield, died July 2, at Hampshire Center, Romney. 

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

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

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

Arrangements were under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield. (7/10)
 
Mrs. Theresa "Bobbi" Orland Lambert, 84, of Franklin and formerly of Riverton, died July 5, at the Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin.

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

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

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

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin. (7/10)
 
John Cecil "J.C." Ours II, 17, of Scherr, died June 26, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, from injuries sustained in an accident at Scherr.

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

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

Funeral services were conducted at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser, June 29, with interment in the Thrush Cemetery, Antioch. (7/3)
 
Mrs. Bertha Alice Redman, 69, of Petersburg, died June 28, at her residence.

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

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

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


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