Miscellaneous Grant County, West Virginia
Obituaries & Death Notices 2003

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Mrs. Anna Maria (White) Hartman, 44, of Petersburg, died Jan. 21, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born July 16, 1958, in Charleston, she was the daughter of Shelby E. White Sr. and Frances M. (Pennington) White of Colcord. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Fred and June Pennington and Meridith and Auldie White.

Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Dennis O. Hartman Sr.; one son, Dennis O. Hartman Jr. of Petersburg; one daughter, Brandy L. Hartman of Petersburg; one sister, Vonda J. Thompson of Colcord; three brothers, Shelby E. White Jr. and Joel D. White, both of Shady Spring and Garry W. White of Petersburg and two grandchildren, Reagan Hartman and Chandler Hartman.

Funeral services were Jan. 24, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (1/28)

Mrs. Doris Mae (Watts) Ours, 92, of Cabins, died Jan. 23, at her home.

Born July 31, 1910, in Hendricks, she was the daughter of the late Seymour Watts and Laura (Carr) Summerfield. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alonzo V. Ours Sr., Sept. 28, 1977.

She is survived by five sons, Alonzo Ours Jr. of Manassas, Va., Neil Ours, Richard Ours and Danie Ours, all of Harman, and Mickey Ours of Cabins; five daughters, Darlene Casto of Petersburg, Naomi Pennington of Dry Fork, Erma Koontz and Phyllis Dolly, both of Nokesville, Va., and Sharron Kimble of Powhatan, Va.; one sister, Maysell Hartman of Charles Town; 37 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 26, at the Cabins Assembly of God Church, with interment in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/28)

Mrs. Margaret Susan McGuinness, 71, of North Charleston, S.C., died Jan. 24, at Roper Hospital, Charleston.

Born Oct. 5, 1931, in Pansy, she was the daughter of the late Enoch H. and Martha S. (Alt) Blizzard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Arthur McGuinness, Aug. 7, 1991.

She is survived by two sons,, James Arthur McGuinness of Paducah, Ky., and Joe David McGuinness of Suwanee, Ga.; two daughters, Peggy Diane Eutsler of Rock Hill, S.C. and Sharon Lee Turock of Goose Creek, S.C.; one brother, Richard Melvin Blizzard of Keyser; one sister, Lavine Catherine Cook of Keyser; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 28, at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, with interment in the Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser. (1/28)

Mrs. Nova O. Peters, 97, of Romney and formerly of RockOak, died Jan. 13, at Dawn View Manor Nursing Home, Fort Ashby.

Born Sept. 27, 1905, in Inkerman, she was the daughter of the late Allen and Mary (Combs) Park. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Cortland Peters, Jan. 28, 1975.

She is survived by four sons, Jimmie Peters of Farmington, Mo., Donald Peters of Romney, Walbert "Pete" Peters of Petersburg and Phillip Peters of Fort Myers, Fla.; seven grandsons, Mark Peters of Fredericketowne, Mo., Dana Peters of Martinsburg, Darin Peters of Romney, Michael Peters of Raleigh, N.C., David Peters and Adam Peters, both of Petersburg and Marshall Peters of Jacksonville, Fla.; four granddaughters, Jennifer Duncan of Milan, Tenn, Michelle Batten of Boise, Idaho, Lisa Peters of Stanley, Va. and Aimee Peters of Jacksonville, Fla.; 13 great-granddaughters; seven great-grandsons; two stepgreat-grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Jan. 16, at the Asbury United Methodist Church, Baker, with interment in the Asbury Cemetery, Baker.

Arrangements were under the direction of the McKee Funeral Home, Augusta. (1/21)

Mrs. Eloise Loraine Hines, 55, of Dorcas, died Jan. 14, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Nov. 15, 1947, at Kessel, she was the daughter of the late Cecil W. Smith and Clara (Pratt) Smith. 

Surviving are her husband Kenneth Joe Hines whom she married March 30, 1968; two sons, Shane Hines of Dorcas and Shad Hines and wife Amy of Dorcas; five brothers, Marshall Smith and wife Jane of Winchester, Dr. Ken Smith and wife Bonnie of Winchester, Hieskell Smith and wife Betty of Fisher, Evers Smith and wife Diane of Petersburg and Jimmy Smith and wife Nancy of Sistersville; five sisters, Dora Watts and husband Minor of Augusta, Dorothy Harman and husband Lynn of Petersburg, Orpha Harman Cowgill and husband Daniel of Petersburg, Juanita Trichell and husband Bob of Bossier City, La. and Carmeleta Krieser and husband Bob of Fairbanks, Alaska; one granddaughter, Kelsey Hines of Dorcas; three half sisters, Eva Paugh, Hiawatha Smith and Alisha Runions, all of Moorefield; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services were Jan. 18, at North Mill Creek Baptist Church, Dorcas, with interment in North Mill Creek Cemetery, Dorcas.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/21)

Mrs. Edna Jane (Landes) Kimble, 93, of Maysville, died Jan. 16, at her home.

Born July 23, 1909, in Landes, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Alice Jane (Helmick) Landes. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leslie B. Kimble, Oct. 28, 1985. She was the last member of her immediate family.

She is survived by four sons, Ora "Bill" Kimble and wife, Wilda, of Petersburg, Dewey Kimble and wife, Frankie, of Moorefield, Wayne Kimble and wife, Barbara, of Maysville and James Kimble and wife, Anna, of Arthur; three daughters, Lois VanMeter and husband, Archie, of Cabins, Juanita Evans and husband, Gene, of Maysville and Phyllis Jane Sites and husband, Lysle, of Petersburg; one half brother, Billy Landes of Puerto Rico; 27 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 19, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (1/21)

Mrs. Janet Marie Cottrill, 57, of Petersburg, died Jan. 4, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

She is survived by four sons, James Daniel Cottrill of Petersburg, Carlos Cottrill of Perkins, Richard Cottrill of Rosedale and Donald Cottrill of Stumptown; one daughter, Brenda Cook of Keyser; four sisters, Vonetta Lanham, Bonnie Brown, Shirley Ball and Janet Hensley and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 8, at the Rosedale United Methodist Church, with interment in the Rosedale Community Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway. (1/14)

Gillispie Virgil "Pete" Nazelrodt, 68, of Moorefield, died Jan. 7, at the home of his daughter, Barbara E. Kimble of Petersburg.

Born Jan. 18, 1934, in Landes, he was the son of the late Charles Albert and Demma (Ketterman) Nazelrodt. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margie Lee (Whetzel) Nazelrodt, Dec. 19, 1996.

Besides his one daughter, he is survived by another daughter, Susan L. VanMeter of Upper Tract; one sister, Mila Mae Whetzel of Petersburg; one brother, Willard M. Nazelrodt of Petersburg; three grandchildren, Tommy Whetzel of Upper Tract, Jeannie Whetzel of Harrisonburg, Va. and Danielle Kimble of Petersburg; one great-grandson, Danny VanMeter of Woodsfield, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Jan. 10, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Whetzel Family Cemetery, Dumpling Run. (1/14)

John Cletus Thorne, 82, of Dorcas, died Jan. 7, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Aug. 26, 1920, in Dorcas, he was the son of the late George Conway and Verna Mae (Mongold) Thorne. 

He is survived by his wife, Ina Leota (Riggleman) Alt Thorne; two daughters, Carolyn P. Sites and Geraldine C. Alt, both of Petersburg; one stepdaughter, Yvonne Hinkle of Moorefield; one stepson, Leon L. Alt of Dorcas; two brothers, Conway C. Thorne of Falls Church, Va. and Carl J. Thorne of Dorcas; one sister, Georgia Mae Stump of Dorcas; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

Petersburg Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary conducted services, Jan. 10, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg.

Funeral services were Jan. 11, at the Brake Church of the Brethren, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (1/14)

David L. Taylor, 47, of Kettle River, Minn., died Jan. 11, in Mercy Hospital, Moose Lake, Minn.

Born Sept. 26, 1955, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of Martha Runions of Old Fields and the late Herman H. Taylor Sr.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Lisa (Sheff) Taylor, whom he married April 18, 1988, in Carlton, Minn.; three sons, David Taylor Jr. and Daniel Taylor, both of Kettle River and Brian Taylor of North Carolina; two daughters, Lisa M. Taylor of Kettle River and Sonia Taylor of North Carolina; five brothers, Robert Taylor and Johnny Taylor, both of Purgitsville, Byron "Peanut" Taylor of Rig, Ray Taylor of Burlington and Brad Taylor of Petersburg; five sisters, Molly Wolfe of South Fork, Martha Wolfe, Nellie Delawder and Patricia Bean, all of Moorefield, and Judy Swick of Petersburg; four grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were Jan. 17, at the Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home chapel, Moose Lake. Interment will be at a later date. (1/14)

Luther Par Rinker, 80, of Mount Storm, died Dec. 27, 2002, at his residence.

Born Sept. 25, 1922, in Bismarck, he was the son of the late Silas Rinker and Emma (Hawk) Rinker.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Kathleen F. (Kitzmiller) Rinker and one son, Paul J. Rinker of Mount Storm.

Funeral services were Jan. 5, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Mount Storm Cemetery, Mount Storm. (1/7)

Mrs. Tressie Violet (Riggleman) Cleaver Ours, 73, of Mascotte, Fla. and formerly of Petersburg, died Dec. 29, 2002, at the Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Fla.

Born July 29, 1929, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Wellington "Wellie" Riggleman and Bertha Rachel (Goldizen) Riggleman. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Lemuel Albert Cleaver Jr. Sept. 18, 1951

Surviving are her husband, Paul J. Ours; one son, Robert W. Cleaver and daughter-in-law Karrie, of Newport News, Va.; one brother, Paul L. Riggleman of Wooster, Ohio; three sisters, Marie Getz of Ridgeley, Darlene Crites of Fisher and Leota Thorne of Dorcas; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 2, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (1/7)

Glenn Rothwell Bennett, 72, of Circleville, died Dec. 30, 2002, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Jan. 8, 1930, he was the son of Mabel (Warner) Sponaugle of Franklin and the late Jimmie Jay Bennett.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Sutton) Bennett whom he married Oct. 9, 1954; one son, Richard G. Bennett of Petersburg; two daughters, Leah M. Frank of Harrisonburg, Va. and Lori R. Butcher of Riverton; one brother, Merl "Cub" Bennett of Riverton; one sister, Ruth B. Simmons of Franklin; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 2, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton. (1/7)

Mrs. Mary Thornton Stewart, 92, of Burlington, died Jan. 3, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born March 24, 1910, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Sally (Stewart) Bruce.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley Stewart; one sister, Shirley Walker of Bronx, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were Jan. 7, at Green Hill Cemetery, Williamsport,.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/7)

Gene Brown Kiser, 63, of Upper Tract, died Jan. 4, at his residence.

Born March 10, 1939, in Franklin, he was the son of the late Watson Brown and Nola Grace (Warner) Kiser.

He is survived by his wife, Julian Ann (Mallow) Kiser; one son, Terry Lee Kiser of Mount Solon, Va. and two grandchildren, Whitney Nicole Kiser and Nicholas Brown Kiser.

Funeral services were Jan. 7, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in the Kline Cemetery, Upper Tract. Military graveside services were conducted by the Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard. (1/7)


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