Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

 13 January 2005 

Marshall F. Combs

Marshall Francis Combs, 85, of Cabins died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg. 

Mr. Combs was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Doman, Hardy County and was the son of the late Charles Henry Combs and Bessie Burch Combs. 

He graduated from Moorefield High School and retired as manager of Eastern Building Supply in Petersburg.   He attended Main Street United Methodist Church in Petersburg and was a veteran of World War II.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6454 and American Legion Post 78 of Petersburg. 

He was the last member of his immediate family. 

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Norma Michael Combs; two sons, Charles M. Combs of Romney and Marshall F. "Chip" Combs, II of Moorefield ; two daughters, Marcia C. Warner of Franklin and Paula A. Hott of Upper Tract; eight grandchildren, Andra W. Keister, Michael E. Warner, Brent M., Ryan D., Megan R. and Monica L. combs, Kimbra A. Day and John Marshall Hott; and four great-grandchildren. 

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Paula Plauger and Eleanor Barbe, and one brother, Charles (Lefty) Combs. 

The Rev. William Haynes conducted the funeral Saturday at the Schaeffer Funeral home in Petersburg.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery in Petersburg with military honors by Honor Guard from Fort Belvoir, Washington DC, and combined veterans organizations of Grant County and JROTC.  

Memorial donations may be made to Grant County Nursing Home, Burlington Family Services or Grant Memorial Hospital.

Zernie Teter, 94

Zernie Teter, 94, of Onego died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA. 

Mrs. Teter was born May 31, 1910, in Onego and was a daughter of the late Floyd Teter and Pallie Harper Teter. 

She was a member of Onego United Methodist Church. 

Her husband Alonzo Teter, preceded her in death June 29, 1983.  

She is survived by a son, Clinton Hugh "Sonny" Teter of Bridgewater, VA; a daughter, Sarah Connor of Manchester, MD; two sisters, Joy Hedrick of Franklin and Hicel Roy of Elkins; a brother, Guy Teter of Seneca Rocks; seven grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by one son, William Junior Teter, one daughter, Alice Teter Baldwin, three brothers and four sisters. 

The Rev. Earl Bible conducted the graveside service Thursday at the North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton.  

Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, was in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Sadie M. Bowers, 96

Sadie M. Bowers, 96, of Pendleton Nursing Home and formerly of Monterey, VA, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005. 

Ms. Bowers was born Nov. 11, 1908, in Monterey, VA, and as the daughter of the late Cameron and Delila Wagoner Bowers. 

She was a homemaker and a member of the Monterey United Methodist Church.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Olgie Jane Bowers Young. 

The Rev. Mike Sullivan conducted a graveside service Thursday at the Monterey Cemetery, Monterey, VA. 

Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell, VA, was in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pendleton Nursing Home, PO Box 700, Franklin, WV  26807.   

Edgar A. Smith

Edgar Allen Smith, 79, of Belington departed this life on Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at his home.  he had been in his usual health, and death was unexpected. 

Born Nov. 15, 1925, at Circleville, he was the son of the late John Calving and Myrtle Kline Smith. 

After attending Circleville High School, he enlisted in the USS Navy in 1943, serving in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres of World War II aboard the USS Leland E. Thomas DE 430, until his discharge in 1945.  He then studied at the Morgan Technical School of Horology in Cumberland, MD, and then was employed by the Mongelli Watch Repair Company in Washington, DC.  In 1952, he went to work at General Motors in Cleveland, OH, later transferring to the Lordstown Fisher Body Plant, where he retired after 30 years of service.  He was a member of the Belington Presbyterian Church and a member of the Lake Erie Masonic Lodge AF and AM and the Lake Erie Consistory, 32nd degree Mason.  

On May 29, 1960, he was united in marriage to the former Sue Bartlett, who survives at Belington.  

He is also survived by two brothers, John Calvin Smith of Circleville and Dixie Roy Smith of Lutz, FL; and several nieces and nephews.  

  He was also preceded in death by six sisters and two brothers. 

Funeral services were conducted Jan. 2at the Talbott Funeral Home Chapel in Belington with the Rev. Dr. Dan Unger officiating.  Interment followed in the Concord Cemetery where the presentation of the American Flag was conducted by the American Legion Post #44 of Philippi.  

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Smith's name to the Belington Presbyterian Church, PO Box 5, Belington, WV.  

Obituaries are used with the permission of the Pendleton Times.

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