Miscellaneous Grant County, West Virginia
Obituaries & Death Notices 2003

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Mrs. Daisy (Schaeffer) Peck, 100, of Louisville, Ky., and formerly of Petersburg, died Thursday, April 3, at the home of her granddaughter, Patricia Rodriguez, in Warner Robins, Ga.

Born in Bayard, she was the daughter of the late George Peyton Schaeffer and Zella Frances (Duling) Schaeffer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Burton Peck.

Besides her one granddaughter, she is survived by four grandsons, Michael Ellis of North Carolina, Steve Ellis of Kentucky and John Ellis and Scott Ellis, both of Indiana; and several great-grandchildren and cousins.

Memorial services were private.

Arrangements were under the direction of the McCullough Funeral Home in Georgia. (4/29)
 
Carl Eugene Mace, 82, of Petersburg, died April 22, at his residence.

Born July 6, 1920, in Keyser, he was the son of the late Ervin Mace and Virgie (King) Mace.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lorna Kathleen (Cutter) Mace, whom he married Dec. 25, 1941; one son, Ronald Eugene Mace of Maysville; one granddaughter, Loretta Lynn Mace of Westernport, Md.; one foster grandson, Tim Cosner of Oakland, Md.; and two foster great-grandsons, Garrett and Darren Cosner.

At his request, his body was cremated.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.(4/29)
 
Mrs. Barbara Elizabeth (Nazelrodt) Kimble, 39, of Petersburg, died April 24, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Born Feb. 12, 1964, in Harrisonburg, Va., she was the daughter of the late Gillispie V. "Pete" Nazelrodt and Margie Lee (Whetzel) Nazelrodt.

She is survived by her husband, John F. Kimble; one daughter, Danielle Kimble of Petersburg; one sister, Susan VanMeter of Upper Tract; one nephew, Tommy Whetzel of Upper Tract; one niece, Jeannie Whetzel of Harrisonburg; one great-nephew, Danny VanMeter of Woodfield, Ohio; and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were April 27, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Whetzel Family Cemetery, Dumpling Run. (4/29)
 
Mrs. Ada Virginia Kimble, 95, of Fairmont, and formerly of Petersburg, died April 25, at Fairmont General Hospital, Fairmont.

Born Dec. 11, 1907, in Brushy Run, she was the daughter of the late Enoch S. Riggleman and Minnie Catherine (Kesner) Riggleman.

She is survived by two daughters, Eleanor Ayers of Rivesville, and Carol Sullivan of Aurora, Colo.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 28, at the Petersburg Church of God, with interment in the South Branch Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.(4/29)
 
Peter Louis Nanos, a 60-year resident of El Paso, Texas, died April 25, in his new home in Petersburg.

Pete was born in Stamford, Conn., Sept. 9, 1923.

Pete is survived, here in Petersburg, by his wife, Marilyn Nanos; his daughter and family, Barbra and Rajan Masih, Justin, Krystal and Brandon Bates, Kabeer and Cameron Masih; his daughter and family in Fort Worth, Texas, Stacy, Michael and Kati Whisman. Pete's other surviving children include five sons, three daughters, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was May 2, at The All Saints Episcopal Church, 3500 Mcrae, El Paso. (4/29)
 
Henry Sylvenus Reed, 80, of Franklin and formerly of Antioch, died April 16, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Sept. 14, 1922, in Jordan Run, he was the son of the late William Reed and Daisy Ann (Pennington) Reed. He was also preceded in death by twin brother, Russell Reed; one sister, Evalena Alt McCoy He was the last member of his immediate family.

He is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were April 19, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, interment in the Cherry Hill Cemetery, Upper Tract. (4/22)
 
Mrs. Alta (Hanlin) Duling Newcomer, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and formerly of LaVale, Md., died April 6, at Charlotte Harbor Healthcare.

Born Nov. 8, 1913, in Scherr, she was the daughter of the late William T. and Bertha S. (Becker) Hanlin. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Lantz L. "Tip" Duling; her second husband, John W. Newcomer.

She is survived by one daughter, Jane D. Walla of Port Charlotte; one stepson, Lindley Newcomer of Warrenton, Va.; twin sister, Alma Neel of Cumberland, Md.; and another sister, Fay Etta Windle of Cumberland.

Funeral services were April 11, at the Highland Baptist Church, with interment in the Bayard Cemetery, Bayard.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland. (4/15)
 
Mrs. Wanda Arnold Houff, 80, of Dorcas, died April 8, at the Bridgewater Home, Bridgewater, Va., where she resided for the last three years.

Born June 11, 1922, in Old Fields, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Gladys (Kelley) Arnold. She was also preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Robert Earle "Bob" Houff, whom she married June 3, 1945 and died Feb. 7, 1999.

She is survived by three sons, Robert A. Houff of Elizabethtown, Pa., Marlin D. Houff of Bethel, Pa., and Terry E. Houff of Bridgewater; one brother, Arlyn S. Arnold of Petersburg; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial services were April 11, at the Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Bridgewater.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Johnson Funeral Service, Bridgewater. (4/15)
 
Benny Encil Lambert, 80, of Maysville, died April 10, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born Sept. 30, 1922, in Circleville, he was the son of the late Ernest Lambert and Lilly (Moyers) Lambert. 

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ethel (Harper) Lambert; one daughter, Michelle Dove and husband, Alan, of Moorefield; one son, Roger Lambert and wife, Vickie, of Maysville; one sister, Beulah Gorman of Dover, Del.; two grandchildren, Jessica Lynn Lambert and James Ryan "J.R." Lambert; two half sisters; and two half brothers.

Funeral services were April 13, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, interment in the South Branch Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. Military graveside services were conducted by combined veteran organizations of Grant County and JROTC. (4/15)
 
Emmanuel Raymond Borror, 59, of Elkins, and formerly of Landes, died April 11, at his residence.

Born April 6, 1944, in Landes, he was the son of the late Dorsey Davis and Cora Ethel (Borror) Davis.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Hilda Marie (Taylor) Borror, whom he married May 26, 1986, in Garrett County, Md.; one daughter, Crystal Thorne of Middletown, Va.; two sons, Michael Borror of Broadway, Va., and Donald Taylor of Elkins; one foster son, Shawn Pennington of Elkins; one brother, Baxter Borror of Upper Tract; three sisters, Nida Irving of Petersburg, Vada Davis of Mathias and Carol Runions of Broadway; two foster grandchildren, Benjamin Byrum and Brandy Byrum; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 14, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg,.(4/15)
 
Robert Radford Hawley Jr., 84, of Broadway, Va., died April 11, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.

Born Oct. 12, 1918, in Bluefield, he was the son of the late Robert R. and Lucie (Hambrick) Hawley Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita (Grimes) Hawley, whom he married May 19, 1940; one daughter, Linda Swecker of Bridgewater, Va.; one son, Robert G. Hawley of Hampton, N.H.; one brother, Bennie W. Hawley of Bland, Va.; and three grandchildren, Tara Hawley, Jim L. Junkins and Robin K. Hawley.

Graveside services were April 14, at the Aurora Cemetery, Aurora,.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Grandle Funeral Home, Broadway. (4/15)
 
Victor Elwood Crites, 78, of Dorcas, died April 12, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md.

Born May 19, 1924, in Grant County, he was the son of the late Roy Edward Crites and Lucy Viola (Burgess) Crites.

He is survived by his former wife, Catherine (Thorne) Crites Funk; three sons, Edward Crites of Petersburg, Delmas Crites of Dorcas, and Roscoe Crites of Moorefield; two daughters, Charlotte Ketterman of Maysville, and Brenda Cook of Moorefield; two brothers, Leon Crites of Okeechobee, Fla., and Willis Crites of Harrisonburg, Va.; four sisters, Jeanette Keplinger of Moorefield, Sudie Rinker of Purgitsville and Mary Crites and Emojean Hinkle, both of Petersburg; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 15, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Thorne Family Cemetery, Boot Hill Section, Dorcas. (4/15)
 
Mrs. Georgia Florence Schrom, 82, of Old Fields, died April 13, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Feb. 18, 1921, in Detroit, she was the daughter of the late George Scherlies and Florence (Marr) Scherlies. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frederick William Henry Schrom, Dec. 22, 1993. She was the last member of her immediate family.

She is survived by three daughters, Mimsi Marr Sions of Old Fields, Deborah Scherlies Schrom of Morehead City, N.C., and Sandra Sybil Butler of Cabins; five grandchildren, Patricia Marie Cullen, Jennifer Marie Brow, Christina Scherlies Sherman, Robert Frederick Schrom and Tara Lynn Schrom; and three great-grandchildren, Hannah Elizabeth Cullen, Meghan Michelle Cullen and Steven Austin Sherman.

Memorial services were April 17, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. (4/15)
 
Terry Lee Jolly, 39, of Orange, Va., and formerly of Petersburg, died March 27, at Locust Dale, Madison County, Va., as the result of an automobile accident.

Born March 24, 1964, in Phoenix, Ariz., he was the son of Edward Lee Jolly of Elkton, Va., and the late Lois Ann (Bennett) Jolly.

Besides his father, he is survived by his stepmother, Brenda (Coffey) Jolly of Elkton; one daughter, Jessica L. Corbin of Orange; one son, Daniel Lee Jolly of Sterling, Va.; three brothers, Michael G. Jolly of Culpeper, Va., Anthony J. Smoot and Charles Edward Jolly, both of Elkton; and two sisters, Shelley Mae Bailey and Robin Nicole Hensley, both of Elkton.

Memorial funeral services were April 5, at the Preddy Funeral Home chapel, Orange Interment was private. (4/8)
 
Mrs. Evelyn Frances Parsons, 87, of Moorefield, died March 30, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

Born Nov. 13, 1915, at Pansy, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward Dahmer and Cordelia Mouse Dahmer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sloan Parsons.

She is survived by two sons, Carl Parsons of Moorefield and Dr. Charlie Parsons of Green Castle, Pa.; two daughters, Janet Parsons of Keyser and Lila Frye of Petersburg; one brother, Gerald Dahmer of Lewisburg; one sister, Irene Cornwall of Winchester, Va.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 2, at the Elmore Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield. (4/8)
 
Mrs. Mildred Catherine (Kuykendall) Westfall, 79, of Petersburg, died Monday, March 31, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

Born July 11, 1923, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Loss Kuykendall and Annie (Hall) Kuykendall. She was twice married and preceded in death by both husbands, David Reel Sr. and Harold Westfall.

She is survived by three sons, David R. Reel, John R. Reel and Mikie A. Westfall, all of Petersburg; two daughters, Wilma George of Petersburg and Polly Uphold of Dorcas; three sisters, Ruth Alt of Essex, Md., Blanche Plaugher of Petersburg and Patty Webb of Old Fields; four brothers, Frederick Kuykendall, Wayne Kuykendall, Donnie Kuykendall and Melvin Kuykendall, all of Petersburg; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 3, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Newhouse Cemetery, Rig. (4/8)
 
Mrs. Mary Newlon (Moomau) Clark, 86, of Petersburg, died April 1, at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock, Va., after a long illness.

Born Oct. 25, 1916, in Petersburg, she was the third child of Sara and William C. Moomau. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd D. "Bill" Clark, March 21, 2002.

She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Ann Harman of Woodstock; one sister, Sally M. King of Warsaw, Va.; two brothers, George Baker Moomau of Petersburg and Henry Moomau of Oakland, Md.; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

Funeral services were April 4, at the Petersburg Presbyterian Church, with interment was in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (4/8)
 
Mrs. Eleanor Rosalie (Layton) Hinkle, 71, of Petersburg, died April 5, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since May 6, 1998.

Born Dec. 10, 1931, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late George Emory Layton and Edna (Stump) Layton. She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Nellie R. Layton; and her husband, Frederick E. Hinkle Jr., Nov. 17, 2001

She is survived by one son, Frederick A. "Freddy" Hinkle and wife, Doris, of Petersburg; one daughter, Mona F. Ketterman and husband, Kenneth, of Moorefield; one sister, Burnell Hiser of Essex, Md.; two brothers, Vernon Layton of Petersburg and Stanley Layton of Springfield, Va.; one half sister, Georgia L. Mahmoud of Alexandria, Va.; two half brothers, Emory J. Layton of Springfield and Paul J. Layton of Goldsboro, N.C.; 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 several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 7, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the North Mill Creek Cemetery, Dorcas. (4/8)
 
Mrs. Mildred Jane Riggleman, 87, of Cabins, died March 29, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born May 15, 1915, in Kingwood, she was the daughter of the late John Mongold and Nina (Feaster) Mongold Barr. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest S. Riggleman, April 14, 1997.

She is survived by one daughter, Shelvey R. Shifflett of Stephen City, Va.; two sons, Ersel B. Riggleman of Cabins and Gary S. Riggleman of Moorefield; one sister, Ruby Getz of Fort Ashby; one brother, Earl "Bub" Mongold of Broadway, Va.; one half sister, Mary Ann Hileman of Cabins; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 2, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Newhouse Cemetery, Rig. (4/1)
 
Clarence Elwood Thorn, 78, of Mount Sidney, Va., died March 29, at the Harrisonburg Health and Rehab Center.

Born March 27, 1925, in Rough Run, he was the son of the late Jesse Thorne and Virginia E. (Whetzel) Kelley. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Raymond Kelley; and his stepmother, Lula Thorne.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby (Williams) Thorn; four daughters, Sharon Linell Roadcap and Patricia Kay Dean, both of Mount Sidney, Linda Ann Beathe of Weyers Cave, Va., and Barbara Jane Hearn of Stuarts Draft, Va.; one son, Ronald Elwood Thorn of Staunton, Va.; seven sisters, Myrreah Simon of Petersburg, Virginia Bergdoll of Moorefield, Edna Mae Alt, Catherine Funk, Eula Jane Thorne and Eveline Lofton, all of Dorcas, and Lena Mae Ours of Purgitsville; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 1, at the Henry Funeral Home chapel, with interment in Oak Lawn Mausoleum and Memory Gardens. Graveside rites will be given by Stuarts Draft VFW Post #9339. (4/1)
 
Mrs. D. Louise Martin, 70, of Gormania, died March 30, at the Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, Oakland, Md.

Born April 7, 1932, in Aurora, she was the daughter of the late Nina E. Shaffer. She was also preceded in death by her husband.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna Fridley of Mount Storm and Janet Bennett of Riverton; two sons, C. Dwight Martin of Bayard and Brian D. Martin of Gormania; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 2, at the Calvary Temple, with interment in the Bayard Cemetery. 

Arrangements were under the direction of the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, Md. (4/1)


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