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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 10 January 2002

Ida Darmon Hedrick, 88

Ida D. Hedrick, 88, of Petersburg, died Tusday, Dec. 25, 2001, at the Grant County Nursing Home where she had resided since November 7, 2001.

Mrs. Hedrick was born Jan. 7, 1913, in Landes and was the daughter of the late Geroge Washington Kile and Mary Elizabeth (Greenwalt) Kile.

She was a member of the Gordon Chapel United Methodist Church, Landes.

Surviving are three sons, Gene C. Kile, Darmon E. Hedrick and Brook Junior Hedrick, all of Petersburg; one daughter, Sandra S. Harris, Woodstock, VA; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Brook E. Hedrick, formelry of Pendleton County, May8, 1982; an infant great grandson, Courtney Blake Hedrick; two brohters, Geroge W. Kile and Isom Kile; two half sisters, Mary Susan Kile Kimble and Lula Greenwalt; eight half brothers, Hearvey Kile, Abraham Kile, Ulysses S. Grant Kile, Jacob Hammer Kile, Andrew Jackson Kile, William Kile, Isaac Wesley Kile and Lester Greenwalt. She was the last member of her immediate family.

The Rev. Gary Phillips conducted the funeral at 11 a.m. Dec. 28, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Interment was in the South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Gordon Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Douglas Borror, PO Box 644, Petersburg, WV 26847.


Willye L. Thompson, 88

Willye L. Thompson, 88, of Columbia, PA, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Lancaster General Hospital, Susquehanna Division, Columbia, PA, after a brief illness.

Born in Windsor, NC, she was the twin daughter of the late William R. and Merle Nelson Thompson. Her mother was a former resident of Pendleton County.

She is survived by a sister, Marjorie Heim, with whom she had lived since 1980 in Columbia, PA

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in colubia, PA. She worked as a registered nurse in the Washington, DC area after graduating from Alexandria Hopstial School of Nursing, Alexandria, VA.

She was also preceded in death by her twin sister, Winifred Thompson.


Gary Flynn, Jr., 59

Gary Flynn, Jr., 59, a resident of Harrisonburg, VA, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002. He had not enjoyed good health for the past 10 years.

A son of the late Gary Flynn, Sr., and Elva Turner Flynn, he was born on January 1, 1943, in Macksville. He graduated from Circleville High School.

Mr. Flynn made his home in Ohio prior to moving to Harrisonburg, VA, in the 1970s. He worked in the maintenance department of Rocco before retiring due to his disabilities. He formerly attended Valley Church of Christ.

On April 26, 1980, he married DorisKnight Flynn, who survives. Also surviving are six children, Bradley Flynn and Stacey Didawick, both of Harrisonburg, VA, Teresa, Gina, Lisa and Gary Flynn, all of Ohio; five grandchildren; two brothers, Jack Harper of Montrose, and Dick Flynn of Dayton VA; and three sisters, Eyvonne Cook and Betty Nelson, both of Dayton, VA, and Janette Flynn of Harrisonburg, VA.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10;00 a.m. from the Chapel of the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home with Rev. Arnold D. Repass officiating.

A graveside service followed at 2:00 p.m. at North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer society, 1920-H Medical Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, or Rockingham Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit, 235 Cantrell Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 in his memory.


Rev. Bernard Sites, 77

The Reverend Bernard Henry Sites, 77, of Winchester, VA, and more recently of Petersburg, died Monday, Dec, 31, 2001, at the Winchester Medical Center as a result of a pedestrian-auto accident of U.S. 11, south of Kernstown, VA.

Mr. Sites was born may 30, 1924, in Seneca Rocks and was the son of the late Ola Sites and Hannah (Kesner) Sites.

He was a member and Evangelist of Guiding Light Gospel Church in Winchester, VA. He was an ordained minster with Eastern Panhandle Ministries.

Surviving are a brother, Harman W. Sites, Cabins; and a sister, Goldie Savage, Kingwood.

Pastor Elizabeth Frye conducted a funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Inc., in Petersburg.

Interment followed in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Maysville.


Alton Ernest Hatton, 82

Alton Ernest Hatton, a resident of Davis, CA, and husband of Eva Mae Alexander, formerly of Kline, died at home on December 28, 2001, from complications associated with bone cancer. He was 82 years old and was one month away from celebrating his 60th wedding anniversary.

Mr. Hatton was a familiar figured to many residents as formerly owner of the A.E. "Al" Hatton Chevron Station. He served as a volunteer fireman and retired with a rank of captain. He was also Past Grand of the The Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Davis and Lodi, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an elder of the Davis community Church and a member of the Kiwanis Club.

Mr. Hatton was born on a small farm near Lodi, CA, on August 13, 1913. After graduating from Lodi High School, he received an apointment from U.S. Congressman Buck to work in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. While there, he met Eva Mae and they were married in Columbia, SC. He was drafted in 1941 by the United States Army and spent most of his four-year tour of duty outside of London and in Paris.

His favorite times were spent around the dinner table with his family, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. His love and dedication to family will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest J. and Estella Hatton of Lodi, CA, an dhis brother, John Henry Hatton of Los Angeles, Ca.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Susan Hatton of Sacramento, CA; his daughter and son-in-law, Darlene Evonne and Jorge Loyola of Davis, CA; four grandchildren, Curt Hatton and his wife, Kristen, and Scott Hatton and his wife, Sabrina, all of Fresno, CA, and Gabriela Loyola and Daniela Loyola, of Davis, CA; and one great-grandchild, Connor Curt Hatton of Fresno, CA.

A private graveside service was held at the Davis Cemetery and a public memorial service was held at the Community Church on Saturday, Jan. 5.

Remembrances can be made to Yolo Hopsice, PO Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617 or the Davis Community Church Memorial Fund, 412 C. Street, Davis, CA 95616.


Herald J. Holloway, 77

Herald James Holloway, 77, of Rig, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

Mr. Holloway was born June 10, 1924, in Franklin and was a son of the late John Kee and Ola (Hedrick) Holloway.

He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and ws a retired carpenter.

Surviving are his wife, Ramona Snyder Holloway; two sons, Allen Snyder and Herald Holloway, Jr., both of Rig; a sister, Bessie Kimble, Upper Tract; three brothers, Robert Holloway of Upper Tract, Omer Holloway, Franklin, and Roy Holloway, Petersburg; and one grandchild.

He was also preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

The Rev. Harold Snyder conducted the funeral at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Elmore-Chambers Funeral Home in Moorefield. Burial followed at the Kessel Cemetery in Kessel with military graveside rites by the Moorefield Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial donations may be made to the family, HC85 Box 285, Rig, WV 26836.


Charles Neff Wimer, 86

Charles Neff Wimer, 86 of Keyser, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at his residence.

Mr. Wimer was born August 14, 1915, in Pendleton County and he was a son of the late William F. and Margie (Harper) Wimer.

He was a retired principal at Keyser Primary-Middle School and a self-employed farmer. He was a graduate of Allegany High School an dShepherd College with a BS degree and West Virginia University with a Master's degree. He had taught at New Creek, Fountain and was a former teacher and principal at Wiley Ford.

He was a lifetime member of W.E.A. and N.E.A., past president of WV Principal Association, former Keyser Mayor, and he helped to organize and establish the Mineral County Teachers Credit Union. He was active with the county United Way and the Boy Scouts. He was an active member of the Keyser Presbyterian Church where he served as elder, deacon, layman, Sunday School superintendent and teacher. He also was past master Davis Lodge 51 AF&AM, Order of DeMolay, past president Upper Potomac Valley Shrine Club, Osiris Shrine Temple of Wheeling, and Scottish Rite and York Rite of Wheeling, past Patron Alkire Chapter #10, OES, Order of Rainbows, and former member of Loyal Order of Moose 662, Keyser Lions Club and Keyser Rotary. He also loved the outdoors.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Ada (Ward) Wimer; his son, Charles F. Wimer, and wife, Diana L. of Keyser; his duaghters, Ruth Anna Kalo, and husband, James of Parkersburg, and Sue Staley, and husbnad, D.F. of romeny; his sister, Matie Harris of Keyser; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at the Keyser Presbyterian Church onWednesday, Jan. 2, at 1 p.m. with the Dr. Gary S. Eller and Rev. Jack Sanders officiating. Interment was in Queens Point Cemetery, Keyser, with a Masonic graveside service conducted by Davis Lodge 51 AF&AM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Potomac Shrine Club, PO Box 193, Keyser, WV 26726 or the Keyser Presbyterian Church, 300 S. Mineral Street, Keyser 26726.


Rhoda Jane Bolin, 74

Rhoda Jane Bolin, Petersburg, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester,VA.

Mrs. Bolin was born October 3, 1926, at Smoke Hole and was a daughter of the late Adam Grant Stump and Martha Jane Kimble Stump.

She was a ;homemaker and is survived by her husband, Lawrence Allen "Joe" Bolin.

Also surviving are three step-daughters, Rosa Marie Bolin, Pennsylvania, JoAnn Hinkle, Harrisonburg, VA, and Ruth Bolin, Franklin; one step-son. Lawrence Allen Puffenbarger, Franklin; one brother, Ersel Grant Stump, Martinsburg; four nieces; and four nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

The Rev. Glenn M. Sites will conducte the funeral at 11 a.m. today at the Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg. Burial will follow in the South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

The family received friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the fmaily: HC 59, Box 214, Petersburg, WV 26847.


Ida K. Timbrook, 85

Ida Katherine Timbrook, 85, of Brandywine, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at her home.

Mrs. Timbrook was born June 19, 1916, in Brandywine and was a daughter of the late Berlin and Loula Mitchell Hoover.

She was a homemaker and Lutheran by faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood "Tim" Timbrook, who died in May 1977.

Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Bennett, Harrisonburg, VA, and Patricia Rector of Clinton, CT; a son, Bill Timbrook of Brandywine; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Jerry Smith conducted the funeral at 11 a.m., Saturday at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.

Burial followed in the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Sugar Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to the South Fork Rescue Squad.

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