Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 31 January 2001

Lester Paul Simmons

Lester Paul Simmons of Riverton died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg. Mr. Simmons was born June 5, 1926, in Riverton and was a son of the late Lester Clyde Simmons and Madeline Judy Simmons.

He was a retired Pendleton county school bus driver and had worked at Monarch Mills in Petersburg. He was a member of the North Fork Baptist Church.

On Nov. 18, 1950, he married the former Susie Alice Hedrick, who survives.

Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Carl William Simmons and Kaye of Franklin; three sisters, Martha Hickman, Waynesboro, VA, Nancy Poleo, Roanoke, VA, and Faye Nottingham, Dunmore; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne Simmons, and Jake Simmons; and two sister, Ruth Simmons and Mary Pugh.

The Revs. Mark McAllister and Stanley Kile conducted the funeral at the North Fork Baptist Church. Burial followed in the North Fork Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pendleton County Rescue Squads.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin.

 

Mary C. Judy, 90

Mary Catherine Judy, 90, of Frnaklin, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at the Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin.

Mrs. Judy was born March 2, 1911, at Mozer and was the daughter of the late Enoch Salem Riggleman and Minnie Catherine Kesner Riggleman.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Franklin Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

On Sept. 30, 1933, she married Kile F. Judy, who preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1988.

Surviving are a daughter, Maggie Hartman of Franklin; a son, Harold O. Judy of Millersburg, IN; a sister, Ada Kimble of Fairmont; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

Pastor Frank Good conducted the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin. Burial followed in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin.

 

Ruth M. Smith

Ruth M. Smith, 87, of Franklin, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

Mrs. Smith was born Oct. 20, 114, in Ruddle and was a daughter of the late John R. Hammer and Mary Kate Whitecotton Hammer.

She was a homemaker and a member of Nettie Memorial Church of the Brethren.

On Sept. 15, 1930, she married Raymond B. Smith, who preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 2000.

She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Shears of Fairmont; two sons, Dorlan Smith of Harrisonburg, VA, and Earl Smith of Franklin ; three half-sisters, Ruby Heatwole and Bonnie May, both of Harrisonburg, VA, and Macie Fleisher of Ruckersville, VA; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was also preceded in death by a brother and one half-sister.

The Revs. Shyrl Smith and Stanley Kile and Pastor Dan Ludwick conducted the funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

 

Dorothy Mae Smith, 88

Dorothy Mae Kiser Smith, 88, a resident of Harrisonburg, VA, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at her residence. She had not enjoyed good health for the past four years and was lovingly cared for by LeAnn Atkins and Mary Morris at her residence.

A daughter of the late Aud Siple and and Fannie Homan Kiser, she was born on Feb. 4, 1913, in Franklin. She graduated from Shenandoah Business College in Dayton, VA and was employed by Harrisonburg City Produce as a bookkeeper for 10 years.

Mrs. Smith was an avid gardener and was a member of Dale Enterprise Home Demonstration Club. She was a dedicated member of Cooks Creek Presbyterian Church where she served on various committees.

On June 24, 1934, she married Arnold Benjamin Smith who preceded her in death on May 30, 1975. Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Smith Reese of Charlottesville, VA, and Martha Smith Spicher of Harrisonburg, VA; three grandchildren, Le Ann Atkins, Suzanne Riddleberger and Sammy Spicher; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marie Packard of West Palm Beach, FL. She was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Connor.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock from Cooks Creek Presbyterian Church with the Rev. George Evans officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Those desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Hospice of Rockingham Memorial Hospital, 235 Cantrell Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, in her memory.

Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Curtis Ford Calhoun, 90

Curtis Ford Calhoun, 90, of Petersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at Grant County Nursing Home, where he had lived since April 10, 2000.

Mr. Calhoun was born Sept. 23, 1911, in Brushy Run and was a son of the late Martin Dow Calhoun and Rachel Ann Graham Calhoun.

He retired in 1976 from Frank Wilson Lumber company in Elkins. He was a member of Mount Horeb United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Cowger Calhoun, in 1977.

On June 26, 1985, he married Doris M. Carbaugh, who survives. Also surviving are a son Marlin W. Calhoun and wife, Ruby of Cleveland, OH; a step-daughter, Judy A. Reedy and husband, Hurley of moorefield; three sisters, Kate Alt of Landes, Lillian Miller of Harrisonburg, VA, and Bessie Hevener of Mount Crawford, VA; two brothers, Olin Calhoun and Quentin Calhoun, both of Upper Tract; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Isaac Scott Calhoun, Elbridge I. Calhoun,Otha Carl Calhoun, and Verlie Don Calhoun; and two sisters, Lydia Mabel Calhoun, and Vernie Riggleman.

Pastor Glen Hamric conducted the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Burial was at the Kline Cemetery in Kline.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant county Nursing Home, 27 Early Ave., Petersburg, WV 26847 or a charity of choice.

 

Chloe V. Puffenbarger, 89

Chloe Varner Puffenbarger, 89, of La Plata, MD, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Civista Medical Center.

Mrs. Puffenbarger was a retired sales associate from Sears & Roebuck. She enjoyed her grandchildren and was active in senior organizations in Clinton, MD, before moving to La Plata, MD.

She was born Aug. 30, 1912, in Crabbottom, VA, and was the daughter of the late Robert Varner and Fannie Mae Varner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Cyrus Puffenbarger (formerly of Ft. Seybert); a brother Raymond Varner; and two sisters, Martha Mae Pugh, and Grace Varner.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Harold A. Puffenbarger and Barbara of La Plata, MD; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley Irene Henexson and Leroy of Camargo, OK; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held January 17 at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, La Plata, MD, with the Rev. William Miller officiating. Burial took place at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, MD.

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