Miscellaneous Grant County, West Virginia
Obituaries & Death Notices 2002

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(The date in parenthesis represents when the full obituary was published in the Grant County Press)

David R. "Pete" Reel, 83, of Marion, Va. and formerly of Petersburg, died Aug. 15, at Smith County Hospital, Marion.

Born Aug. 4, 1919, in Grant County, he was the son of the late Eugene "Hugh" and Nanny Blanche (Rotruck) Reel.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kathern (Dunford) Reel; one son, David "Buzz" Reel of Petersburg, number of grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 18, at the Seaver-Brown Funeral Home chapel, Marion, with interment in the Mount Rose Cemetery. Military graveside services were conducted by the VFW Post 4667 of Marion. (8/27)
 
Joseph Michael "Mike" Snell, 61, of Petersburg, died Aug. 23, at his residence.

Born Aug. 24, 1940, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Ralph H. Snell and Dorothy (Northrup) Snell.

He is survived by four sons, J.M. Snell II, wife Lori and children Joe, Kat and Andrew, of Harrisonburg, Va.; Rafe Snell, wife Connie and son Jordan, of Petersburg, Zack Snell, his children Lucas, Maddie and Noah, of Martinsville, Va. and Seth Snell, wife Shannon and son Jacob of New Haven, Conn.; one brother, Ed Snell of Petersburg; three sisters, Anne Kopple of Lahmansville, Paige S. Alexander and Pat Snell, both of Petersburg and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were Aug. 25, at the Petersburg Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.(8/27)
 
Herbert McKee Hartman, 73, of Franklin, died July 24, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.

Born Dec. 19, 1928, in Reeds Creek, he was the son of the late Elmer McKee and Bertha Mae (Rader) Hartman.

He is survived by his wife, Reva Jean (Smith) Hartman, whom he married July 14, 2000; three stepdaughters, Lois J. Mitchell, June M. Nelson and Laura M. "Cricket" Lambert, all of Franklin; one stepson, Roy E. "Bud" Hartman of Franklin; one sister, Ruth J. Kile of Franklin; 10 stepgrandchildren; two step great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were July 27, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in the Mount Hebron Cemetery, Maysville. (8/20)
 
Otha Albert Markwood, 83, of Baltimore and formerly of Lahmansville, died Aug. 10, at Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, Md.

Born Dec. 3, 1918, in Cabins, he was the son of the late James A. and Cora A. (Hull) Markwood.

He is survived by his wife, Nelleta (Reel) Markwood; five sons, Robert Gregory Markwood, Randall Gary Markwood and Roger Dale Markwood, all of Arbutus, Md., Ronald Gene Markwood of Manchester, Md. and Rodney Dean Markwood of Fallston, Md.; four daughters, Regina Elaine Markwood of Arbutus, Dottie M. Hinkle of Alexandria, Va., Corena M. Harman of Gettysburg, Pa. and Karen M. Fisher of Moorefield; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter and one stepgreat-granddaughter.

Funeral services were Aug. 16, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (8/20)
 
Mrs. Harriett (Weiksner) Redmiles, 78, of Petersburg, died Aug. 14, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Aug. 10, 1924, in Mifflin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Mary Veronica (White) Weiksner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alfred F. Redmiles II, in 1970.

She is survived by one daughter, Janet L. Redmiles of Petersburg; one son, Alfred F. Redmiles III of Panama City, Fla.; one brother, Charles F. Weiksner Jr. of Evans, Ga.; six grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

Her body was cremated.

Memorial services were Aug. 17, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. (8/20)
 
Mrs. Anna Mary (Lloyd) Blosser, 95, of New Market, Va., died Aug. 17, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock, Va.

Born March 19, 1907, at New Market, she was the daughter of the late Quentin and Fannie (Heiston) Lloyd. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Claude "Dolly" Blosser, Nov. 23, 1973. They were married July 3, 1926.

She is survived by four sons, William Blosser and John Blosser, both of New Market, James Blosser of Petersburg, and Freddie Blosser of Mount Jackson, Va.; four daughters, Anna Reedy of Broadway, Va., Ina Richards, Barbara Mongold and Judy Dinges, all of New Market; four sisters, Frances Irwin of Columbia Furnace, Va., Mattie Folkes of Penn Laird, Va., Alice Kennedy of Broadway and Lena Witthus of Pensacola, Fla.; 27 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two-great-great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 20, at the Reformation Lutheran Church, New Market, with interment in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, New Market.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Theis Funeral Chapel, New Market. (8/20)
 
Devin Lee Alt, 18, of Dorcas, died Aug. 4, at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Va., as the result of an automobile accident.

Born March 15, 1984, in Winchester, Va., he was the son of Daniel D. Alt and Terri L. (Smith) Alt of Dorcas.

Besides his parents, he is survived by one sister, Danielle Alt of Dorcas; one brother, Derek Alt of Dorcas; maternal grandparents, Dayton and Bonnie Smith of Petersburg; paternal grandparents, Darl D. Alt and Delores Sites Alt Propst, both of Dorcas; stepgrandfather, Thomas Propst Jr. of Dorcas; paternal great-grandparents, Lettie and Leo Sites of Dorcas; two aunts and uncles, Joyce and Darren Alt of Dorcas and Gina Alt of Boise, Idaho and a very special friend, Shana Sisk of Petersburg.

Funeral services were Aug. 9, at the Petersburg First Baptist Church, with interment in the Whispering Winds Cemetery, Dorcas.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (8/13)
 
Mrs. Florence M. Borror, 94, of Cresaptown, Md., died Aug. 9, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md.

Born Feb. 10, 1908, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late John and Myrtle Mongold. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Borror.

She is survived by one daughter, Helen B. Lewis of Hagerstown, Md.; one sister, Virginia Cleaver of Pinto, Md.; two brothers, Delmar Mongold of Cresaptown and Donald Mongold of Petersburg; two grandchildren, Donna Dawson of Frederick, Md. and Dotti Jo Whitt of Arvada, Colo.; two great-grandsons, Richard Dawson and Seth Dawson; two great-granddaughters, Courtney Dawson and Kristen Whitt; one stepgreat-grandson, Matthew Whitt; one great-great-granddaughter, Nori Jo Dawson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 12, at the Crespatown United Methodist Church, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., Cresaptown. (8/13)
 
Harry Vance, 84, of Cabins, died Aug. 10, at his residence.

Born March 26, 1918, in Onego, he was the son of the late Asa and Florence (Morral) Vance.

He is survived by his lifetime companion, Kate Mallow; two sons, Dice Mallow of Woodbridge, Va. and Roy Mallow of Maysville; one daughter, Carol Turner of Cabins; one sister, Betty McAvoy of Purgitsville; four brothers, Bruce Vance of Job, Lynn Vance of Maysville, Richard Vance of Montrose and Curtis Vance of Seneca Rocks and five grandchildren, Michael Mallow, Jeffrey Mallow, Bradley Mallow, Jennifer Mallow and Kandy Turner.

Funeral services were Aug. 14, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Mallow Cemetery, Timber Ridge. Military graveside services were conducted by combined veteran organizations of Grant County, accompanied by Petersburg High School JROTC. (8/13)
 
William Thomas Dixon, 83, of Mount Storm and formerly of Elk Garden, died Jan. 27, at his residence.

Born April 12, 1918, in Elk Garden, he was the son of the late Stephen and Lula (Barrick) Dixon.

He is survived by his wife, Zona Dixon; two sons, Stephen Dixon of Phoenix, Ore. and Frank Dixon of Elk Garden; two daughters, Sandra Swartwood of Bethesda, Md. and Debbie Metcalf of Morgantown; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were Aug. 3, at the Dixon Farm,.

Arrangements were under the direction of the David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Kitzmiller, Md. (8/6)
 
John Joseph Paul, 94, of Petersburg, died July 26, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where he had resided since June 19.

Born June 19, 1908, in Pottsville, Pa., he was the son of the late Matthew and Katherine Paul. He was the last member of his immediate family.

He is survived by his wife, Madeline (Shannon) Shobe Paul; two stepdaughters, Mary E. Thompson of Vienna, Va. and Barbara Porter of Palm Beach, Fla.; 10 stepgrandchildren and 23 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Memorial services will take place at a later date. He was donated to the human gift registry at West Virginia University in Morgantown.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (8/6)
 
Mrs. Frances May Cooper, 44, of Mount Storm, died July 30, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, from cancer.

Born July 7, 1958, in Marlinton, she was the daughter of Ruth Hazel Sharp and the late Frank I. Sharp Sr.

Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Morgan D. Cooper Sr.; two sons, Morgan D. Cooper Jr. of Upper Tract and Tony D. Cooper of Keyser; three brothers, Dave Sharp of Durbin, Garney Sharp of Laurel, Md. and Frank Sharp of Cabins; two sisters, Becky Comer of Illinois and Frankie Arnold of Sugarlands and one granddaughter, Kassandra F. Cooper.

Funeral services were Aug. 2, at the Hinkle Funeral Home chapel, Davis, with interment in the Davis Cemetery. (8/6)
 
Mrs. Virginia Ruth "Jenny" Woods, 70, of Dorcas, died July 30, at her son's residence, Dorcas.

Born April 17, 1932, in Dorcas, she was the daughter of the late Curry and Ruth (Vance) Whetzel. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde William Woods, April 16, 1999.

She is survived by one daughter, Teresa Landis of Petersburg; two sons, Denny Woods of Dorcas and John Woods of Petersburg; two sisters, Betty Cook of Maysville and Jean Runion of Dorcas; one brother, Junior Whetzel of Petersburg and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 1, at the Petersburg Church of God, with interment in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (8/6)
 
Infant Benjamin Roy Mallow, 2 days old, died July 31, at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Va.

Born July 29, 2002, in Fairfax, he was the son of Jeffrey and Mellissa (Sharar) Mallow of Stafford, Va.

Besides his parents, he is survived by paternal grandparents, Roy and Judy Mallow of Maysville; maternal grandparents, Jack and Aileen Sharar of New Cumberland, Pa.; paternal great-grandmothers, Mary Berg of Maysville and Kate Mallow of Cabins; paternal great-grandfathers, Forrest "Sam" Berg of Maysville and Harry Vance of Cabins; maternal great-grandparents, William and Margaret Sharar of New Cumberland and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services were Aug. 3, at the Maysville Cemetery,. 

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.(8/6)


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