Miscellaneous Grant County, West Virginia
Obituaries & Death Notices 2002

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Thomas "Tommy" W.M. Iman, 66, of Dundalk, Md. and formerly of Lahmansville, died Monday, 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 will be 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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