Miscellaneous Grant County, West Virginia
Obituaries & Death Notices 2001

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Hilton H. Dove, 71, of Indianapolis, died Oct. 28.

He is survived by his wife, Mae C. (Nessselrodt) Dove; two sons, Philip Dove and Michael Dove; two sisters, Hilda Reel and Haru Drzal; five brothers, Hetzel Dove, Harold Dove, Hansel Dove, Harrison Dove and Haven Dove and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 1, at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel. Interment was in Washington Park East Cemetery. (11/27)
 
Joseph E. Kesterson Jr., 89, of Bayard, died Nov. 15, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Md.

Born May 11, 1912, in Connellsville, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph E. Kesterson Sr. and Mae F. (Heines) Kesterson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty I. (Kuhn) Kesterson in 2000.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

At his request, his body was cremated. There was no viewing or service.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland. (11/27)
 
John Forest Mongold Jr., 58, of Odenton, Md., died Nov. 20, at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.

Born Oct. 6, 1943, in Petersburg, he was the son of Pauline (Berg) Mongold of Odenton and the late John Forest Mongold Sr. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette (Shreve) Mongold in Sept. 1999.

Besides his mother, he is survived by three sons, Steve A. Mongold Sr. of Petersburg, Tommy Kimble of Lusby, Md. and Mark Kimble of Odenton; three sisters, Patricia Nelson of Glen Burnie, Md., Brenda K. Phillips of Purcellville, Va. and Kathy S. Williams of Crowns-ville, Md.; one brother, Gregory A. Mongold of Shadyside, Md. and six grandchildren.

Graveside services were Nov. 25, at Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg, with the Rev. Richard Longbon officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (11/27)
 
Denver Julius Conrad, 82, of Maysville, died Nov. 24, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born May 3, 1919, in Smoke Hole, he was the son of the late Gabriel and Cora (Landis) Conrad. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Verda Ethel (Judy) Conrad in 1964

He is survived by three daughters, Jennifer Weese and Marcella Ruth Hinkle, both of Maysville and Norma Jean Bible of Petersburg; two sons, Jearl Wayne Conrad of Cumberland, Md. and Jackie Lynn Judy of Maysville; one brother, Carl Conrad of Petersburg; two stepdaughters, Ella Sue Trumbo of Harrisonburg, Va. and Virginia Goding of Orlando, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Willie Patch, Frankie Weese, Baron Bible, Jodi Bible, J.R. Hinkle, Carla Hinkle, Whitney Hinkle, Stephanie Judy and Kevin Conrad; two stepgrandchildren, Nici Lytton and Sharon Trumbo and one great-grandchild, Kaylee Bible.

Funeral services were Nov. 27, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. Military graveside services were conducted by the Petersburg VFW and DAV organizations, accompanied by the Petersburg High School JROTC. (11/27)
 
Skylar BreAnn Moore, 4 months, of Eatonton, Ga., died Nov. 8.

Born July 13, she was the daughter of Brian and Jody (Reel) Moore of Eatonton.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Theodore Kessel.

Besides her parents, she is survived by a sister, Samantha Moore; maternal grandparents, Lynwood and Nancy Reel, Scherr; paternal grandparents, Gordon and Judy Moore of Eatonton; and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Reel of Petersburg and Rosalee Kessel of Maysville.

Graveside services were conducted Nov. 12 at Pine Grove Cemetery at Eatonton.

Vining Ivy Hill was in charge of arrangements. (11/20) 
 
Frederick Earl "Junior" Hinkle Jr., 75, of Petersburg, died Nov. 17, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Born Aug. 27, 1926, in Dorcas, he was the son of Rosetta (Sites) Hinkle of Petersburg and the late Frederick E. Hinkle.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife of 51 years, Eleanor (Layton) Hinkle, resident of Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg; one son, Freddy A. Hinkle and wife, Doris, of Petersburg; one daughter, Mona Ketterman and husband, Kenny, of Moorefield; four sisters, Lorraine Fisher and Irene Kite, both of Moorefield, Shirley Hinkle and Ilene Weese, both of Petersburg; one brother, Lawrence "Buzz" Hinkle of Petersburg; seven grandchildren, Kim (Ketterman) Hedrick, Kent Ketterman, Carla Hinkle, J.R. Hinkle, Whitney Hinkle, Stephanie Hinkle and Jacob Hinkle; two great-grandchildren, Katelyn Hedrick and Carmen Ketterman and Wayne Weese of Petersburg, who was like a brother and faithful employee.

Funeral services were Nov. 20, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in North Mill Creek Cemetery, Dorcas. (11/20)
 
Joseph Arthur Kerns, 83, of Morgantown, died Nov. 17, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Born March 4, 1918, in Preston County, he was the son of the late Charles Garrett and Dessie Cress Kerns. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn M. Kerns in 1988. 

He is survived by two sons, Gerald Lee Kerns Sr. of Petersburg, and William Arthur Kerns of Romney; one stepdaughter, Marion Virginia McDonald of Morgantown; nine grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 20, at the Hastings Funeral Home chapel, Morgantown, with interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Kingwood. (11/20)
 
Allan Wayne Yokum, 39, of Keyser, died Nov. 18, at Nella's Nursing Home, Elkins.

Born Aug. 29, 1962, in Martinsburg, he was the son of Bernice (Heavener) Yokum of Maysville and the late Dwight Wilson Yokum.

Besides his mother, he is survived by one sister, Deborah K. Chapman of Fredericksburg, Va., and one niece, Charity Hope Chapman of Richmond, Va.

Funeral services were Nov. 20, at Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, withinterment in Kline Cemetery, Upper Tract. (11/20)
 
Miss Alice Gertrude Keplinger, 84, of Petersburg and formerly of Maysville, died Nov. 4, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since April 6, 1987.

Born Oct. 19, 1917, in Maysville, she was the daughter of the late Jefferson Otterbein and Mary Catherine (Keplinger) Keplnger.

She is survived by two sisters, Nettie K. Secrist of Petersburg and Mary V. Bobo of Maysville and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 7, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Keplinger Family Cemetery, Maysville. (11/13)
 
Mrs. Mildred Susan (Schell) Inskeep, 87, of Medley, died Nov. 5, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md. She had been a resident of Moran Manor, Westernport, Md., since August.

Born June 26, 1914, in Medley, she was the daughter of the late Issac Thornton and Lillie Otha (Lewis) Schell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Inskeep, whom she married Oct. 19, 1945.

She is survived by one son, Colonel William Inskeep of Roc-kville, Md.; one daughter, Susan (Inskeep) Gray of Burke, Va.; one sister, Ada Mae Hodgson of Satellite Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren, Thomas S. Gray of Orlando, Fla., Andrew T. Gray of Harrisonburg, Va., Emily S. Gray, Sarah I. Gray and Rebecca D. Gray, all of Burke and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 8, at the Petersburg Presbyterian Church, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. 

Arrangements were under the direction of the Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney. (11/13)
 
Mrs. Alyce Kathryn Jones, 97, of Baker, died Nov. 7, at E.A. Hawse Continuous Care Center, Baker.

Born Sept. 2, 1904, in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter of late John Fitzgerald and Grace Lucky Kennedy. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Harold H. Horton in 1945 and Henry Jones in 1985.

She is survived by three sons, Harold H. Horton of Clearwater, Fla., Richard E. Horton of Fredericksburg, Va. and William "Bill" Horton of Star Tannery, Va.; five daughters, Helen Kinney of Florida, Nancy Landon of Tecumsuh, Mich., Dora Manwaring of Elmira, Annetta Sites of Petersburg and Shirley Grober of Indian Springs, Nev.; 66 grandchildren; 96 great-grandchildren; 58 great-great-grandchildren and six great-great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the McKee Funeral Home, Baker. (11/13)
 
Clifford Harley Eskew, 88, of Arthur, died Nov. 9, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Oct. 17, 1913, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Calvert Nelson and Bertha Ellen (Dunlap) Eskew. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Anna G. (Dunlap) Eskew, March 19, 1993.

He is survived by three sons, Larry D. Eskew of Bethel, Ohio, David H. Eskew of Manchester, Ohio, and Joseph N. Eskew of Arthur; three daughters, Gloria D. Ulrich of Higginsport, Ohio, Martha L. Britt of Petersburg, and Janet M. Grooms of South Shore, Ky.; one nephew whom they raised, Freddy Mitchell of Felicity, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 13, at Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (11/13)
 
Norma Gum Ketterman, 80, of Harrisonburg, Va., and formerly of Petersburg, died Nov. 9, 2001, at Oak Lea Nursing Home in Harrisonburg.

Born Aug. 28, 1921, in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Gilbert and Daisy Elizabeth (Gum) Ketterman.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara K. McDonald and husband, Donald, of Harrisonburg, and Lana J. Barnes of Petersburg; one sister, Mary A. Mongold of Petersburg; five grandchildren, Lisa (and Rich) Lantz, Mark (and Kristie) McDonald, Tammy D. (and Billy) Reed, Melanie F. Walters and Randy Lee Walters; seven great-grandchildren, Tyler Lantz, Garrett Lantz, Dylan Lantz, Tristan McDonald, Felicia Reed, Dylan Reed and Brittany Reed; and cousin Ann C. "Pat" Kline of Waynesboro, Va.

Funeral services were Nov. 11, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (11/13)
 
Dalmer Lee Bollman Sr., 52, of Moorefield, died Oct. 21, at his residence.

Born Feb. 1, 1949, in Roaring Springs, Pa., he was the son of Harry and Mary (Decker) Bollman of Roaring Springs.

Besides his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Mary Kathern Bollman of Pennsylvania; two sons, Jeff Bollman and Dalmer Bollman Jr., both of Pennsylvania; three sisters, Grace Evans of Loysburg, Pa., Dolly Glass of Roaring Springs and Carlene DePiro of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Robert Bollman of Augusta, Roger Bollman of Hollidaysburg, Pa. and Rick Bollman of Altonia, Pa.; and one grandchild.

The Moorefield Veterans Honor Guard conducted a memorial service, Oct. 24.

Funeral services were Oct. 25 at the Elmore-Chambers Funeral Home, Moorefield. (11/6)
 
Austin Mearl Hall, 86, of Buckhannon and formerly of Petersburg, died Oct. 29, at his residence.

Born Oct. 29, 1915, in Hardy County, he was the son of the late Augusta "Gus" Reedy and Edna Clara (Rumers) Hall. 

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Eunice V. (Barb) Hall; five sons, Marvin Hall and Raymond Hall, both of Buckhannon, Austin Hall Jr. of Piney, Norman Hall of Martinsburg and Roger Hall of Antioch; two daughters, Mae Arnold of Grafton and Hope Harper of Buckhannon; two brothers, Glenn Hall of Petersburg and Clifton Hall of Elkton, Md.; two sisters, Ruth Swick of Petersburg and Susan George of Kearneysville; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 1, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Newhouse Cemetery, Rig. (11/6)
 
Bunis Alonzo Stump, 88, of Franklin, died Nov. 1, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born June 25, 1913, at Smoke Hole, he was the son of the late Adam Grant and Martha Jane (Kimble) Stump.

He is survived by one sister, Rhoda Bolin of Petersburg; one brother, Ersel Grant Stump of Martinsburg; four nieces and four nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 5, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. Military graveside services were conducted by various military organizations of Grant County. (11/6)
 
Mrs. Tiny Helen (Arbogast) Borror, 77, of Petersburg and formerly of Onego, died Nov. 2, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins. She had been a resident of Nella's Nursing Home, Elkins, for the past two years.

Born Feb. 5, 1924, in Roaring Creek, Onego, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Alice (Helmick) Arbogast. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Orville Borror, July 16, 1980.

She is survived by two sons, Roger Lee Heavener of Petersburg and Robert C. Borror of Huntington; two daughters, Mary Alice Hawks of Seneca Rocks and Ruthie Elaine Michalides of Maysville; two sisters, Nola Dolly of Keyser and Clara McCoy of Cumberland, Md.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Nov. 5, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Arbogast Cemetery on Roaring Creek, Onego. (11/6)
 
O. Wallace Hanlin, 76, of Mount Storm, died Nov. 2, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born April 12, 1925, in Mount Storm, he was the son of the late Obed and Laverna (Steyer) Hanlin.

He is survived by his wife, Francis E. (Bittinger) Hanlin, whom he married Nov. 5, 1954; one niece, Ellen Hanlin of Mount Storm; two nephews, Robert Parks of Scherr and John Parks of Montgomery and two great-nephews, Bruce Parks of Leesburg, Va. and Brad Parks of Scherr.

At his request, his body was donated for medical research. Memorial services were Nov. 11., at the Mount Storm United Methodist Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, Md. (11/6)
 
William Harvey "Bill" Ours, 94, of Petersburg, died Nov. 3, at the Grant County Nursing Home, where he had resided since July 26, 1991.

Born Aug. 9, 1907, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Adam H. "Tack" and Cletus Katherine (Smith) Ours. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rose Nell (Jordan) Ours Sawyer, Oct. 11, 1985.

He is survived by one son, Virgil William Ours of Hartwood, Va.; one brother, Vexie Ours of Petersburg; five grandchildren, Star Severns, Valerie Macaluso, James Ours, Katherine Brockway and Angel Ours; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews including, Georgeanna Patch and John "Skip" Ours, both of Petersburg and Addie Bowser of Clarksville, Pa.

Funeral services were Nov. 6, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (11/6)


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