Miscellaneous Grant County, West Virginia
Obituaries & Death Notices 2001

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Willard Kenny Kimble Jr., 49, of Glen Burnie, Md., and formerly of Maysville, died Jan. 20, at North Arundel Hospital, Glen Burnie.
Born July 4, 1951, in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Willard K. Kimble Sr. and Elwanda Lee (McDonald) Kimble. He was raised by his maternal grandmother, Ada McDonald, Maysville.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mary Ellen (Robinette) Kimble; four daughters, Samantha George, Dawn Griffith, Melinda Kimble and Shannon Kimble, all of Glen Burnie; one sister, Debbie Kimble of Brooklyn Park, Md.; and six grandsons.
Funeral services were Jan. 27, at the Singleton Funeral Home, PA, chapel, Glen Burnie, with interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn Park. (1/30)
 
Jack Bland, 84, of Riverton, died Jan. 22, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born Oct. 13, 1916, in Riverton, he was the son of the late Seymour and Lara (Burns) Bland.
He is survived by his wife, Madeline Hazel (Sponaugle) Bland; one daughter, Debbie Burns of Riverton; three sons, Bobby Jack Bland and Denny Bland, both of Riverton, and Wayne Bland of Baltimore; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were Jan. 26, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in Burns Cemetery. Military graveside services were conducted by VFW Elkins Post 3647 and Seneca Post #6862. (1/30)
 
Archie W. Alt, 87, of Cumberland, Md., died Jan. 24, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. 
Born March 3, 1913, at Landes, he was the son of the late David and Virginia (Kimble) Alt.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. (Borror) Alt, one son, C. Maynard Alt of Bedford, Pa.; two daughters, Judy Bird of Cumberland, and Kay Cline of Flintstone, Md.; one brother, Raymond C. Alt of Landes; two sisters, Dora Yokum and Nina Sabo, both of Landes; six grandchildren, Christopher Bird, Darrell Alt, Darla Semanek, Michelle Saeler, Kimberlee Beal and Shannon Cline; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Jan. 27, at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, with interment in Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland. (1/30) 

Mrs. Geneva Josie "Jenny" McVey, 74, of Petersburg, died Jan. 24, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg. 
Born Oct. 18, 1926, in Lillybrook, she was the daughter of the late Grover C. and Frances (Underwood) Hollins. 
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Denna R. "Mac" McVey; two sons, Billy Ray Harvey of Sturgis, Ky., and Grover "Mac" McVey of Alamo, Nev.; three daughters, Susan McVey of Elkton, Md., Mary "Sandy" Goldizen of Maysville, and Donna Marie Berg of Walterboro, S.C.; one brother,Stanton Hollins of Baltimore; one sister, Fern Milam of Sullivan; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Jan. 27, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. (1/30)
 
Samuel David Knick, 64, of Danville, Va., died Jan. 26, at Danville Memorial Hospital.
Born Sept. 14, 1936, in Lexington, Va., he was the son of the late John Boliver and Otta (Higgins) Knick.
Mr. Knick is survived by one son, Samuel David "Jay" Knick Jr. of Petersburg; two daughters, Sandy Gail Harpine of Broadway, Va., and Pamela Jean Knick of Frederick, Md.; one stepdaughter, Candy Bee Wolfe of Petersburg; four brothers, John Henery Knick, Elmer Clinton Knick and Carl Junior Knick, all of Lexington, Va., and William Richard Knick of Danville; six sisters, Dorthy Dooley of New Market, Va., Everlyn Knick of Spring Hill, Fla., Christine Elizabeth Blankship of Petersburg, Va., Marie Canady of Torpan Springs, Fla., and Marjorie Ellen Plogger and Patricia Ann Magle, both of Lexington; two granddaughters; one grandson; and former wife, Esther (Parsons) Olinger of Petersburg, whom he married in 1974.
Memorial services were Jan. 29, at the Swicegood Funeral Home chapel, Danville, with interment in Ebenezer A.R.P. Church of Brethren in Lexington. (1/30)

Frances Maleonskie, 82, of Davis, died Jan. 26, at Baltimore Rehab Extended Care Facility VAMC, Baltimore.
Born Oct. 5, 1918, in Davis, he was the son of the late John Maleonskie and Anna Fisher.
He is survived by two sisters, Helen Wilson of Davis, and Betty Swantek of Petersburg.
A Mass of Christian burial was conducted Jan. 29, at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Thomas, with interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Thomas.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Hinkle Funeral Home, Davis. (1/30)
 
Oliver Paige Corbin, 90, of Petersburg and formerly of Ripley, died Jan. 14, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, following a short illness.
Born Oct. 27, 1910, at Kenna, he was the son of the late J.D. and Tina (Bowles) Corbin. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Catherine (Archer) Corbin, in 1961.
He is survived by one son, David P. Corbin of Little Hocking, Ohio; one brother, William Corbin of Summersville; and two grandchildren, Max and Beth Corbin, both of Little Hocking.
Funeral services were Jan. 19, at the Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home chapel, Ripley, with interment in Grasslick Baptist Church Cemetery, Kenna. (1/23)
 
Mrs. Mona Florence Keplinger, 60, of Petersburg, died Jan. 14, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born Oct. 21, 1940, at Cabin Run District, she was the daughter of the late James Roy and Julia Ellen (Saxon) Walker.
Mrs. Keplinger is survived by her husband, Elwood G. Keplinger; one son, Dale R. Walker of Thompson, Ga.; one daughter, Julia Ellen Keplinger of Wheeling; one brother, James Walker of South Carolina; and two grandchildren, Glen Phoenix Walker and Harley Milton Walker.
Graveside services were Jan. 18, at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Maysville.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/23)
 
Mrs. Gladys Susan Lambert, 91, of Seneca Rocks, died Jan. 18, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born Nov. 21, 1909, in Riverton, she was the daughter of the late John and Eva (Bennett) Harper. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Otis Gary Lambert, Sept. 26, 1988, and whom she married Oct. 31, 1924.
She is survived by six daughters, Katie Smith of Nashport, Ohio, Donna Goins of Newark, Ohio, Betty Spradling of Charleston, Ethel Brinkley of Camp Springs, Md., Irene Gray of Melbourne, Fla., and Mona Kisamore of Seneca Rocks; five sons, Keith Lambert of Lafayette, Ind., Harper Lambert of Newark, Harold E. "Eddie" Lambert of Seneca Rocks, Carl Lambert of St. Louisville, Ohio, and Johnny Lambert of Stuart, Va.; one sister, Billie Harper of Seneca Rocks; two brothers, Edward Harper of Harleysville, Pa., and Johnnie Harper of Ocala, Fla.; 37 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Jan. 22, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton. (1/23)
 
Mrs. Loretta M. Mongold, 69, of Moorefield, died Jan. 18, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.
Born Oct. 2, 1931, in Grant County, she was the daughter of the late Ashby J. and Cora E. (Ratliff) Barb.
She is survived by her husband, Earl Mongold; one daughter, Sharon E. Parsons of Albertsville, Ala.; two sons, Dannie R. Barb and Chester A. Mongold, both of Moorefield; three sisters, Eunice Hall of Buckhannon and formerly of Petersburg, Faye Kesner of Moorefield, and Helen Bone of Washington; one brother, Allen Barb of Moorefield; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were Jan. 21, at the Elmore-Chambers Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren Cemetery. (1/23)

John Harrison Cosner, 86, of Mount Storm, died Jan. 19, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born June 14, 1914, in Bismarck, he was the son of the late George Amos and Bertha Dawn (Taylor) Cosner.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vera V. (Cosner) Cosner, whom he married March 4, 1936; two daughters, the Rev. Carol Yerky of Maysville, and June E. Waybright of Mount Storm; one sister, Marie Kifer of Elk Garden; and one grandson, LaVerne Waybright of Bethesda, Md.
Funeral services were Jan. 22, at the Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, Bismarck, with interment in Locust Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/23)
 
Mrs. Evelyn Mary Hendrickson, 84, of Petersburg, died Jan. 19, at Hampshire Center, Romney.
Born March 9, 1916, in Ruddle, she was the daughter of the late Jared and Ida (Waggy) Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ellsworth Hendrickson, Feb. 6, 1997.
She is survived by one son, Roy Hendrickson of Petersburg; two sisters, Thelma Greenhalgh of Newport News, Va., and Arlene Brisson of Richmond, Va.; two brothers, Eston Smith of Upper Tract, and Lacy Smith of Franklin; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Funeral services were Jan. 22, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (1/23)
 
Joseph Melvin "Jack" Cornette, 75, of Petersburg, died Jan. 21, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born Feb. 24, 1925, in South Norfolk, Va., he was the son of the late Henry Lee and Sarah Josephine (Norvelle) Cornette.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Melva (Turner) Cornette, whom he married April 16, 1966; one daughter, Vivian Leigh Bagwell and husband, Melvin, of Norfolk, Va.; three sisters, Vivian Mae Lamar of Shenandoah, Va., Gloria J. Wicker of Virginia Beach, Va., and Elizabeth Kitchen of Jersey Shore, Pa.; one brother, William L. Cornette of Chesapeake, Va.; two grandsons, Matthew W. Bagwell and Daniel J. Bagwell; and one great-granddaughter, Olivia K. Bagwell.
Funeral services were Jan. 23, at Petersburg Church of God, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/23)
 
Mrs. Mary Virginia (Sinnett) Harman, 79, of Upper Tract, died Jan. 9, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had been a resident since March 1, 1999.
Born Feb. 6, 1921, in Whitmer, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Myrtle (Bolton) Sinnett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Quinten Harman, March 23, 1998.
She is survived by two daughters, Faye Wilkinson of Petersburg and Barbara Rohrbaugh of Maysville; one sister, Treva Nesselrodt of North Augusta, S.C.; two brothers, Lee Sinnett of Franklin and Harvey Sinnett Jr. of Chittenango, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Jan. 12, at the Christ Central Community Church, with interment in Kline Cemetery, Kline.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/16)
 
Mrs. Anna Jane Thompson, 82, of Akron, Ohio, died Jan. 9, at Akron City Hospital, Akron.
Born Jan. 9, 1919, in Whitmer, she was the daughter of the late John and Rosetta White. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Rush Thompson, June 16, 1986.
She is survived by two daughters, Betty Jean Thompson of Akron and Anna "Penny" Tittle of North Carolina; one son, John Thompson of Akron; one stepson, Richard Thompson of Virginia; one brother, Lester White of West Virginia; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Jan. 13, at the Riverton United Methodist Church, Riverton, with interment in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/16)
 
Wilford Cline "Wick" Kirby, 62, of Petersburg, died Jan. 11, at his residence.
Born Aug. 10, 1938, in Goshen, Va., he was the son of the late Thomas Richard and Mary Sue (Thompson) Kirby.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Irene (Groves) Kirby; one son, Edward E. Kirby of Petersburg; three sisters, Margaret Cale of Churchville, Va., Daisy Goff of Evington, Va., and Linda Dodson of Bainbridge, Ga.; three brothers, Leroy W. Kirby of Goshen, Kenneth H. Kirby of Antioch, Tenn., and Mason H. Kirby of Aylett, Va.; one grandson, Taylor Nicholas Kirby; nine nephews; and five nieces.
Military memorial services were conducted by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County, Jan. 14, at the Grove Street United Methodist Church.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/16)
 
Jerry Wayne Sites, 46, of Thornton, died Jan. 11, at his home. 
Born Nov. 30, 1954, in Harrisonburg, Va., he was the son of Helen Georgia Auville of Elkins and the late William Rex Sites.
Besides his mother, he is survived by one son, Jerry Wayne Sites Jr. of Baltimore; one daughter, Ashley Ann Sites of Grafton; one brother, Larry Steve Sites of Odenton, Md.; and two sisters, Flora Lea Post of Thornton and Marilyn Jean Roberts of Baltimore.
Funeral services were Jan. 15, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton. (1/16)

The Rev. Donald W. Goldizen of Falling Waters, died Jan. 13, at his residence.
Born in Cabins, he was the son of the late Brady Enoch and Lula (Ours) Goldizen.
He is survived by his wife, Nadine (Powers) Goldizen; one son, Bryan Goldizen of Culpeper, Va.; two daughters, Paige Miller of Keyser, and Krista Campbell of Sutherland, Va.; one brother, Pastor Brady Goldizen of Cabins; two sisters, Jean Tadlock of Frederick, Md., and JoAnn Cooper of Harman; and five grandchildren, Shanea and Shalynn Goldizen, Brittney and Briana Miller, and Madison Campbell.
Funeral services were Jan. 17, at the Cabins Assembly of God Church, Cabins, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser. (1/16) 
 
Mary Lavinia Wright, 76, of Maysville, died Dec. 21, at home. Born July 25, 1924, she is survived by her husband, Joseph R. Wright, four sisters, one brother, five children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were Dec. 22, at her home. She was cremated Dec. 23. (1/9)

Mrs. Virginia (Forman) Parsons, 62, of Bentonville, Va., died Dec. 23, at her home.
Born June 15, 1938, in Bayard, she was the daughter of the late William King and Lennie Alice (Brown) Forman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Lewis Parsons.
She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Ringenberg of Waldorf, Md.; one brother, Willard Forman of Evergreen, Colo.; one sister, Donna Bode of Brighton, Colo.; and three grandchildren.
There will be a private memorial service at a later date in West Virginia.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal, Va. (1/9)
 
Wendell Franklin Crites, 56, of Fisher, died Dec. 28, 2000, at his residence.
Born Dec. 24, 1944, in Hardy County, he was the son of the late Walter and Mildred (Reel) Crites. 
He is survived by his wife, Joann (Evans) Crites; one son, Charlie Crites of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Cindy Burgess of Arthur; one stepson, Carl J. Barger of Petersburg; one stepdaughter, Carla Barger of Fisher; three brothers, Wayne Crites of Moorefield, Dennis Crites of Fisher, and Ronnie Crites of Kingwood; two sisters, Elva Bobo and Loretta Hibbard, both of Fisher; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were Dec. 31, at the Bible Baptist Church, Fisher, with interment in Woerner Cemetery, Fisher. Military graveside rites were accorded by the Moorefield Veterans Honor Guard.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield. (1/9)
 
Dr. Hays Lorentz Post, 93, of Buckhannon, died Dec. 30, at Spencer Personal Care, Buckhannon.
Born April 25, 1907, in Hackers Creek, he was the son of the late Leslie Guy and Isabelle (Queen) Post. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Juanita M. (Marple) Post, whom he married Nov. 20, 1926 and died May 28, 1993.
He is survived by one daughter, Karen Sue Cartwright of Buckhannon; one brother, Clay Q. Post of Petersburg; one granddaughter, Kelley Lynne Tierney of Buckhannon; and one grandson, Dr. William E. Cartwright of Charleston.
Funeral services were Jan. 2, at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. chapel, Buckhannon, with interment in Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon. (1/9)
 
Mrs. Violet E. Stickley, 98, of Burlington, died Dec. 31, at Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Romney.
Born Sept. 27, 1902, at Scherr, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Etta (May) Ebert. She was also preceded in death by her husband, J. Russell Stickley, Nov. 7, 1981.
She is survived by two daughters, Maxine S. Thrush of Burlington, and Delores A. Kesner of Keyser; four grandchildren, James L. Thrush, Janelle L. Veach, Stephen M. Kesner and Sherri L. Arnold; and three great-grandchildren, Jamileigh R. Thrush, Eric Russell Veach and John Tyler Arnold.
Funeral services were Jan. 3, at the Burlington Union Church, with interment in Elijah High Cemetery, Purgitsville.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington chapel. (1/9)
 
Raymond Edward Runion, 92, of Burlington, Wis., died Monday, Jan. 1, at Geneva Lake Manor, Lake Geneva, Wis.
Born July 28, 1908, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late David Pierce and Minnie Belle (Kessel) Runion. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn (Elleffsen) Runion, whom he married Nov. 11, 1950, in Chicago and died March 23, 1983.
He is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Harrison of Maysville, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Jan. 4, at the Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home chapel, Burlington. Interment was Jan. 5, at the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Chicago. (1/9)
 
Mary J. "Dutch" Townsend, 75, of Oakland, Md., died Monday, Jan. 1, at her home.
Born Dec. 8, 1925, in Bayard, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Bessie (Hooten) Reall.
She is survived by two sisters, Marilyn Jeppi of LaVale, Md., and Betty L. Kelly of Oakland, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Jan. 4, at the Stewart Funeral Home chapel, Oakland, with interment in Bayard Cemetery, Bayard. (1/9)
 
Ralph Junior Wratchford, 67, of Falls Church, Va., and formerly of Petersburg, died Jan. 1, at Fairfax Ivana Hospital, Falls Church.
Born Feb. 4, 1933, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Roy Edward and Helen Virginia (Mongold) Wratchford.
He is survived by one daughter, Stephanie D. Wratchford of Sterling, Va.; two sisters, Arvella Sinnett and Donna Sue Myers, both of Petersburg; two half sisters, Helen Humphries of Fisher, and Linda S. Michael of Moorefield; three half brothers, Johnny Wratchford of Stafford, Va., Gary Wratchford of Mechanicsville, Va., and Warren Wratchford of Petersburg; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services were Jan. 9, at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Robert J. Murphy Funeral Home, Arlington. (1/9)
 
Norman Elwood Crites, 69, of Moorefield, died Jan. 2, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born Oct. 5, 1931, at Rig, he was the son of the late Adam and Bessie (Bobo) Crites.
He is survived by his wife, Norma (Baker) Crites; two sons, Ronnie Crites of Moorefield and David Crites of Rig; one daughter, Donna Wimer of Maysville; one brother, Adam Crites Jr. of Manassas, Va.; one sister, Christina Pratt of Moorefield; and 10 grandchildren.
A memorial services was conducted Jan. 4, at the Elmore-Chambers Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, by the Moorefield Veterans Honor Guard.
Funeral services were Jan. 5, at the funeral home chapel, with interment in Newhouse Cemetery, Rig. Military graveside rites were accorded by the Moorefield Veterans Honor Guard. (1/9)
 
Gerald R. Mallow, 83, of Upper Tract, died Jan. 2, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born June 20, 1917, at Franklin, he was the son of the late Jay M. and Sylvia (Harman) Mallow.
He is survived by his wife, Clara (Gill) Mallow, whom he married Jan. 14, 1949; one daughter, Ann Kielar of Upper Tract; two sons, Jerry L. Mallow of Upper Tract and Gary J. Mallow of Kingwood; two brothers, Richard D. Mallow of Harrisonburg, Va., and Ralph H. Mallow of Franklin; and six grandsons.
Funeral services were Jan. 5, at the Mount Hope Lutheran Church, Upper Tract, with interment in the Mount Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery, Upper Tract.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin. (1/9)
 
Mrs. Ottie Virginia (Thorne) Whetzel, 75, of Petersburg, died Jan. 2, at her residence.
Born Nov. 10, 1925, in Rough Run, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Eula Mae (Sites) Thorne. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jacob "Jake" Whetzel, Dec. 19, 1991.
She is survived by two sons, Gary W. Whetzel of Petersburg, and Eston J. Whetzel of Aldie, Va.; two daughters, Virginia O. Bryan of Covington, Va., and Diana S. Parish of Petersburg; one sister, Mary "Pet" Whetzel of Petersburg; two brothers, Junior W. Thorne of Dorcas and David Thorne of Romney; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Jan. 5, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Whetzel Family Cemetery, Arthur. (1/9)
 
Mrs. Dorothy Ann (Alt) Judy, 87, of Sandston, Va., and formerly of Upper Tract, died Jan. 5, at Ashland Convalescent Center, Ashland, Va., where she had been a resident since June.
Born Feb. 21, 1913, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Martin G. and Hannah Rebecca Susan (Borror) Alt.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jesse L. Judy; three sons, Berlan Judy of Moorefield, Elden Judy of Petersburg, and Paul L. Judy of Upper Tract; three daughters, Norma Brown of Sandston, Brenda Cook of Upper Tract, and Neva Myers of Culpeper, Va.; two stepsons, Harlan Judy of Lahmansville, and Orville Judy of Upper Tract; two stepdaughters, Freda Alt of Baltimore, and Elaine Shreve of Upper Tract; one sister, Dora Yokum of Landes; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Jan. 8, at the Brushy Run Church of God, Upper Tract, with interment in Cherry Hill Cemetery, Upper Tract. 
Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/9)
 
Emory Dale Dolly, 62, of Cabins, died Dec. 22, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born March 12, 1938, in Pendleton County, he was the son of the late Henson R. and Rhoda M. (Moyers) Dolly.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Annabell (Reed) Dolly; one son, Donald D. Dolly of Petersburg; one daughter, Diana M. Kelley of Larkspur, Colo.; three sisters, Elsie Mauzy of Cabins, Emily Weatherholtz of Lahmansville, and Brenda Dolly of Caldwell; one brother, Elvin Dolly of Old Fields; two grandchildren, Tracy Dolly and Austin Kelley; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Dec. 26, at the Cabins Assembly of God Church, with interment in Riggleman Cemetery, Cabins. 
Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (1/2)
 
Mrs. Helen Rosalie George, 72, of Petersburg, died Dec. 22, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born Dec. 9, 1928, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Edward C. and Ollie Vernon (Weese) Porter.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Ernest "Satchel" George; two daughters, Betty S. Shaffer, and husband Donald, of Petersburg, and Joann Goldizen and husband Eddie, of Maysville; four sisters, Mary Harper, a resident of Heartland of Keyser, Lucy Mae Rumer of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Margie Porter and Shelva Jean Rumer, both of Petersburg; three brothers, Eston C. Porter, Curtis E. Porter and Paul E. Porter, all of Petersburg; two grandsons, Scott Southerly and wife Melinda and Steve Southerly and wife Theresa; two stepgrandchildren, Ryan and Melissa Goldizen; and three great-grandsons, Steven and Cody Southerly and Jacob Southerly.
Funeral services were Dec. 24, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (1/2)
 
Miss Ruth Elizabeth Ours, 77, of Petersburg and formerly of Warsaw, Va. and Fort Ashby, died Dec. 22, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since 1993.
Born July 15, 1923, in Dorcas, she was the daughter of the late Noah M. and Flora (Stump) Ours.
She is survived by one sister, Marie Ault of Short Gap, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Dec. 26, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (1/2)

Mrs. Viola Marie Kisamore, 69, of Petersburg, died Dec. 24, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born June 19, 1931, in Mouth of Seneca, she was the daughter of the late Dillon Amos and Catherine Teany (Sites) Turner.
She is survived by her husband, Burl Kisamore; two daughters, Mary Frances Guyton and Nancy Lee Kile, both of Petersburg; one son, Chester Lee Goldizen of Manassas, Va.; one sister, Arvella Mae Goldizen of Maysville; one brother, Norman Paul Turner of Petersburg; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Dec. 27, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in South Branch Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (1/2)
 
David Henry Clauze, 72, of Moorefield, died Dec. 25, at his residence.
Born June 6, 1928, in Maysville, he was the son of the late Richard G. and Marie I. (Schell) Clauze.
Mr. Clauze is survived by his wife, Arvella (Spitzer) Clauze; four sons, Richard Clauze of Slanesville, Terry Clauze of Maysville, William Clauze of Burlington, and Gary Clauze of Inwood; four daughters, Barbara Garber of Mount Jackson, Va., and Brenda Clauze, Laura Mongold and Lori Whetzel, all of Moorefield; one brother, Reggie Clauze of Petersburg; two sisters, Glenna Rohr-baugh of Maysville, and Lois Kile of Upper Tract; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Dec. 27, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield. At Mr. Clauze's request, he was cremated after the funeral service. (1/2)

Marvin Leon Kline, 69, of Arthur, died Dec. 25, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born Sept. 29, 1931, in Maysville, he was the son of the late Robert and Edna (Keplinger) Kline. 
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Arlene (Riggleman) Kline; two sons, Tony Kline of Maysville and Steve Kline of Arthur; three grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
Funeral services were Dec. 28, at the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg, with interment in Kline Cemetery, Upper Tract. (1/2)

Oscar Ray Kuykendall, 97, of Petersburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where he had resided since September 1994.
Born Nov. 9, 1903, in Rough Run, he was the son of the late George W. and Ida Bell (Sites) Kuykendall. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Radie Esther (Alt) Kuykendall, Dec. 29, 1988.
He is survived by two daughters, Esther Hipp of Petersburg and Josephine Williams of Kissimmee, Fla.; three sons, Daniel Kuykendall of Alexandria, Va., Junior Ray Kuykendall of Stuarts Draft, Va., and Gene L. Kuykendall of Kenova; two sisters, Mary Landes of Baltimore, and Vina Hines of Dorcas; one brother, Jess Kuykendall of Dorcas; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Dec. 30, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (1/2)
 
Mrs. Myrtle Ellen (Schaeffer) Arbogast, 101, of Petersburg, died Dec. 28, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since Sept. 6, 1996.
Born June 13, 1899, in Bayard, she was the daughter of the late George Peyton and Zella Frances (Duling) Schaeffer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence O. Arbogast in 1976.
She is survived by one sister, Daisy Peck of Warner Robins, Ga.; one sister-in-law, Nell Schaeffer of Elizabethtown, N.Y.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Eastern Star Moorefield Chapter 102 conducted services, Dec. 30, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg.
Funeral services were Dec. 31, at the Main Street United Methodist Church, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (1/2)
 
David Glenn Haddix, 36, of Coalton and formerly of Buckhannon, died Dec. 28, at his home.
Born Jan. 21, 1964, in Elkins, he was the son of Russel "Glenn" and Doris Judy Haddix, both of Buckhannon.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Seanor Haddix, whom he married Dec. 30, 1989; two sons, J.D. O'Neel and Levi Haddix, both at home; one brother, Timothy Edward Haddix of French Creek; and one sister, Cristine Hodges of Red House.
Funeral services were Dec. 30, at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Home chapel, Buckhannon, with interment in Pickens Cemetery. (1/2)


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