Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

3 February 2005 

Paul C. Mullenax

Paul Clay Mullenax, 80, of Circleville, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at the Augusta Rehab Center in Waynesboro, VA. 

Mr. Mullenax was born Nov. 28, 1924, in Circleville and was a son of the late Jenifer Hurlie Mullenax and Iscie Lee Simmons Mullenax. 

he was a retired farmer and was a school bus driver for 20 years.  He graduated from Circleville High School and was a member of the Circleville United Methodist church. 

Survivors include a brother, Garland Mullenax of Circleville, and several nieces and nephews. 

He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Sudie Mullenax, Arlene Rodriquez and Genevieve Thompson. 

The Rev. Earl Bible conducted the funeral Tuesday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin.  Burial was at North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Earl H. Champ

Earl H. Champ, 89, of Cabins died Tuesday, Jan 24, 2005, at his home. 

Mr. Champ was born Nov. 9, 1915, in Mouth of Seneca and was a son of the late Andrew J. Champ and Ethel Alt Champ. 

He was a retired pastor, a farmer, a sawmill worker and had worked at Petersburg Blocks.  He was a member of the North Fork Mennonite Church.  

His first wife, Pearlie Nelson Champ, preceded him in death on Jan. 26, 1942. 

Survivors include his wife, Elva Benner champ, who he married Dec. 24, 1944, two daughters, Viola Champ of Petersburg and Shirley Mast of Ameilia, VA; two sons, Stanley Champ of Hegins, PA, and Larry Champ of Bonners Ferry, ID; three sisters,, Thelma Rohrbaugh and Rose Virginia Vance, both of Petersburg, and Ruby Dolly of Lahmansville; three brothers, Darrell Champ of Petersburg, Harlan Champ of Baltimore, MD and Dayton Champ of Lahmansville; 24 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.  

He was also preceded in death by one son, Paul Champ; one daughter, Ardella Horst; five brohters, Merrill, John, Paul, Quinton and Brison Champ; and four sisters, Evelyn Boggs, Dora Cooper, Verdie Hedrick and Joy Basinger. 

Pastors John Swartz, Larry Showalter, John Risser and Fred Miller conducted the funeral Friday at the North Fork Mennonite Church.  Burial was at North Fork Mennonite Cemetery.  

Memorial donations may be made to the North Fork Mennonite Church, Cabins, WV  26855. 

Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg was in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Lora Smith, 86

Lora Smith, 86, of Baltimore, MD, died Monday, Jan.3 2005, at Lighthouse Senior Living Center, Baltimore, MD. 

Born July 12, 1918, at cherry Grove, she was a daughter of the late Isaac Earl and Sylvia Virginia Bennett Murphy. 

Survivors include her husband, Richard Smith; one daughter, Joanna Robbins; one son, Earl R. SMith,; one sister, Helen Johnson; one brother, Herman Murphy; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time.   

Ersley R. Whetzel

Ersley R. Whetzel, 78, of Franklin died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at her home.  

Mrs. Whetzel was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Mozer and was a daughter of the late Perry M. Ratliff and Lena S. Kesner Ratliff. 

She was employed at the Petersburg Garment factory for seven years and at the Hanover Shoe Company for 22 years before retiring in 1991,  She was a member of Friends Run Church of the Brethren and The Franklin Volunteer Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary. 

On Sept. 30, 1946, she married Harvey C. Whetzel, who survives. 

She is also survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janet E. Thompson and Bert Beck, and a son and daughter-in-law, Austen C. and Dianne Whetzel, all of Franklin; four sisters, Hazel Simmons of Franklin, Vada Mallow of Kline, Genevieve May of Maysville, and Nancy Mongold of Rough Run; a brother, Homer Ratliff of Baltimore, MD, six grandchildren, Kevin Thompson, Sr., Michele Westfall, Becky Thompson, Jeremy Thompson, Trent Whetzel and Jared Whetzel; and five great-grandchildren, Christopher Thompson, Kevin Thompson, Jr., Tyler Shears and Haley Madison Elizabeth Paugh. 

She was also preceded in death by  four brothers and one sister. 

Pastor Dan Ludwick conducted the funeral Monday at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.  Burial was at cherry Hill Cemetery, Upper Tract. 

Memorial donations may be made to Franklin volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 902, Franklin, WV  26807, or Mountain Hospice Inc., 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, WV  26250. 

Juanita Ordorff, 83

Juanita Harold Orndorff, 83, of Woodstock, VA, and formerly of Strasburg, VA, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock, VA. 

Mrs. Orndorff was born May 8, 1921, in Deer Run and was the daughter of the late John M. and Vesta Jane Guyer Harold. 

She was a homemaker and retired from Avtex Fibers Inc. in Front Royal, VA, with 20 years of service.  She was co-owner and operator of Orndorff Auto and Trailer Sales in Strasburg, VA, for 38 years. 

Mrs. Orndorff was a member of Strasburg United Methodist Church.

Her Husband, Claude William Orndorff, preceded her in death.  

She is survived by four daughters, Lana H. Bennett of Harrisonburg, VA, Darlene O. Moye of St. Simons Island, GA, Barbara H. Propst of Gainesville, VA, and Patricia H. Rush of Strasburg, VA; a son Richard S. Hood of Waterford, VA; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  

The Rev. Michael T. Frank conducted the funeral Tuesday at the Strasburg United Methodist Church.  Burial was at Riverview Cemetery in Strasburg, VA. 

Memorial donations may be made to Strasburg United Methodist church, 114 W Washington St., Strasburg, VA  22657, or the Woodstock Rescue Squad, PO Box 221, Woodstock, VA  22664.

Stover Funeral Home in Strasburg, VA, was in charge of funeral arrangements.  

D. Leon Long

David Leon Long, 40, of Cabins died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax, VA.

Mr. Long was born Aug. 1, 1964, in Elkins and was a son of Guy William Long and Violet June Kisamore Long of Cabins. 

He was employed by Huffman Logging in Petersburg. 

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 18 years, Arlene F. Beaver Long; a son, David William Long; a daughter, Laura Frances Long; a sister, Gearlene Long of Cabins; a brother, Kenneth Eugene Long of Cabins; maternal grandmother, Mable Kisamore of Seneca Rocks;  paternal grandmother, Margie Long of Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg  and several nieces and nephews.   

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Elmer Kisamore and Raymond Long. 

The Rev. Stephen B. Landis conducted the funeral  at Cornerstone Family Fellowship Assembly Of God with the Rev. Stephen B. Landis officiating. Interment will be in Sites Family Cemetery at Cabins. Burial was at the Sites Family cemetery in Cabins.  Memorial donations may be made to the family, c/o Arlene F. Long, HC 59, Box 2143, Cabins, W.Va. 26847. 

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

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