Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

4 February 2010

Daniel “Roger” Hanna

Daniel “Roger” Hanna, 66, of Ft. Seybert passed away on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at the Veteran's Hospital in Martinsburg.

Mr. Hanna was born on Aug. 25, 1943, in Canvas (Nicholas County), the son of the late Arbor Hanna and the late Verna McClung Hanna.

He graduated from Nicholas County High School and formerly worked for the City of Charlotte, NC, and Dale Walker Poultry, Ft. Seybert.  He was a US Army Veteran for 18 years and served in the Vietnam War.  He made his home with his sister, Vergie, and her husband, John, in Ft. Seybert for the past 14 years.

Surviving are two sisters, Vergie H. Cartwright and husband, John, and Nancy McCutcheon, all of Ft. Seybert; and four nieces, Renee Hedrick of Franklin, Debbie Hanna of Ft. Seybert, Brenda Jackson of Summersville and Nancy Lynn Hanna of Richmond, VA.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Lee Hanna; a brother, Richard “Sonny” Hanna; and two sisters, Judy Hanna and Peggy Hanna.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin, with Rev. Mario Claro officiating and military tribute by Pendleton County Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the family of Daniel “Roger” Hanna, c/o Basagic Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Franklin, WV 26807.

Neil Ashby Nutwell

Neil Ashby Nutwell, 82, of Clinton, MD, entered into the presence of the Lord on Jan. 18, 2010.  He was in his home of 55 years.

He was born on Feb. 15, 1927.

Mr. Nutwell enlisted in the US Navy at the age of 16 and served as Fireman First Class on the island of Guam during World War II.  After military service, he worked 43 years as a pump tank mechanic for Exxon USA.

His wife of 61 years, the former Geneva Dickenson of Brandywine, survives.

Also surviving are his sons, Barry and Scott; daughter-in-law, Dee; two sisters, Georgianna and Phyllis; and numerous members of his extended family.

Interment ceremony with military honors took place on Jan. 27, 2010, at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to In Touch Ministries, PO Box 7900, Atlanta, GA 30357.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Lee Funeral Home, Clinton, MD.

Ronald Wilfong, 86

Ronald E. Wilfong, 86, a resident of Harrisonburg, VA, died Jan. 25, 2010, at his home.

Mr. Wilfong was born Feb. 6, 1923, in Sugar Grove and was the son of the late M. Dewey and Cora Simmons Wilfong.

Mr. Wilfong served in the US Army during World War II as part of the European Theatre under General George S. Patton.  He fought in the Battle of the Bulge.  He was employed from 1952 to 1955 as a Harrisonburg, VA, police officer.  He began his career as a game warden for Rockingham County in 1955 and continued until his retirement in 1988.  During these years of service, he was promoted to sergeant and was named also the area leader for Page, Shenandoah, Highland, Rockingham and Augusta counties.  In 1976, he received awards as Wildlife Officer of the Year in the state of Virginia and outstanding officer of Southeastern Association of Game and Fish Commisioners.  Mr. Wilfong taught over 10,000 students the hunter safety course in Virginia.  His name is listed on the National World War II Memorial Registry in Washington, DC.

Mr. Wilfong was a member of the Myers-Hodges VFW Post 8644 and the Fraternal Order of Police-Manuel Trenary Lodge 13.  He was a member for 52 years of the Muhlenberg Lutheran Church, where he served as usher, church council member for several terms and Sunday school teacher.

On Aug. 20, 1948, he married the former Helen Myers Wilfong, who survives.

Also surviving are four children, R. Stephen Wilfong and wife, Gleda, Susan Zucconi and husband, John, all of Harrisonburg, VA, Malcolm Wilfong and wife, Judy of Basye, VA, and Mary Tyree and husband, Anthony of Rocky Mount, VA; two brothers, James C. Wilfong of Bridgewater, VA, and Richard K. Wilfong of Sumter, SC; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Mr. Wilfong was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Jadelle Wilfong, and a sister, Violet Wilfong Bowman.

Rev. David P. Nelson conducted a funeral service Saturday at Muhlenberg Lutheran Church.  Burial followed at Greenmount Cemetery with military rites by Dayton American Legion Post 27.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Muhlenberg Lutheran Church, Gathering Area, 281 E. Market St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mcmullenfh.com.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the McMullen Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, VA.

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