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11 February 2010

Phyllis Hinkle, 73

Phyllis Ann Vandevander Hinkle, 73, of Harrisonburg, VA, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at her daughters’ home in Staunton, VA.

She was born in Franklin on Jan. 2, 1937, and was a daughter of the late Lee and Julia Catherine Vandevander.

Mrs. Hinkle was a member of Clover Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Julie Caracofe and husband, Johnny of Timberville, VA, Vickie Marshall and husband John H., Jr. of Staunton, VA, and Frances (Roxie) Salmons and husband, Golden of Bridgewater, VA; one son, Tony Joe Hinkle of Port Republic, VA; a daughter-in-law, Lori Ann Hinkle of Dayton, VA; a sister, Beulah Wills of Pennsylvania; a brother, Bruce Vandevander of Harrisonburg, VA; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Billy Ray Hinkle; a grandson, Edward Lee Shifflett; and 10 brothers and sisters.

A funeral service will be held at Clover Hill United Methodist Church at 2:00 PM on Friday, Feb. 12, with Rev. Don Kuhns and Rev. George Yoder officiating.  Burial will follow at Clover Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends this evening from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater, VA.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Eva Mae Hatton, 89

Eva Mae (Alexander) Hatton, 89, a resident of Davis, CA, for 55 years and a native of West Virginia, died on Jan. 21, 2010.

Born May 12, 1920, on her parents’ farm close to Kline, she was the daughter of the late George and Ola Alexander.

She was an active member of the Rebekah Lodge and had served as Noble Grand on several occasions.  She was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary, a member of the Davis Community Church and participated in numerous church activities.  After raising her two children, she worked at the University of California Davis placement center as an office clerk for 19 years until her retirement.

As the sixth child in a family of 12, she was schooled in a one-room schoolhouse, along with some of her siblings.  She was also the first in the family to overcome the long distance to school and graduate from high school in Franklin.

While working in Washington, DC, she met Alton Hatton.  Shortly after, he was drafted by the US Army.  They were married in Columbia, SC, on Jan. 31, 1942.  Nine months later he left for Europe and served three years away from his new bride during World War II.  During that time, Mrs. Hatton worked as Rosie the Riveter with her two sisters building Avenger aircraft in Baltimore, MD.  After the war, the Hattons made their home in California, first in Lodi, then Sonora and finally in Davis.

The Hattons had spent most of their leisure time camping, fishing, visiting her many relatives on the East Coast and taking vacation trips to Hawaii, Europe, South America, Mexico and Australia.  They also traveled more than 100,000 miles by RV, visiting all 48 of the continental United States and Alaska.

Her husband, Alton E. Hatton, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Susan Hatton of Sacramento, CA; her daughter and son-in-law, Darlene Evonne and Jorge Loyola of Davis, CA; four grandchildren, Curt Hatton and wife, Kristen, and Scott Hatton and wife, Sabrina, all of Clovis, CA, Gabriela Loyola Niess, currently deployed in Baghdad, Iraq, and husband, Fred of Tacoma, WA, and Daniela Loyola of Valparaiso, Chile; and three great-grandchildren, Connor, Cooper and Colby Hatton.

She was also preceded in death by seven of her brothers and sisters.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, at the Davis Community Church, Davis, CA.  There was a private interment at the Davis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Virginia “Polly” Davis

Virginia Oynile “Polly” Davis, 75, of Maysville died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at her home.

She was born June 20, 1934, in Maysville and was the daughter of the late Hiran VanMeter and Beulah (Goldizen) VanMeter.

Mrs. Davis was a nurses aide at Grant Memorial Hospital and was a caregiver.  She was a member of Faith Assembly of God Church in Petersburg.

Her husband, Alvin “Poppy” Davis, a resident at Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, survives.

Also surviving are three sons, James W. Davis of Yellow Springs, Paul T. Davis of Winchester, VA, and Donald E. Davis of Old Fields; three daughters, Susan L. Goldizen of New Creek, Shirley A. Hoover of Sugar Grove and Linda L. Gaither of Romney; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Likens of Keyser; and two brothers, Austin “Boss” VanMeter of Elk Garden and Garland VanMeter of Keyser.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Shot and Mildred Rotruck.

Funeral service were held Monday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with Rev Fred Goldizen and P.J. Davis officiating.  Interment followed in Mt Hebron Cemetery, Maysville.

Memorials may be made to the Davis Family, c/o Susan L. Goldizen, HC 75 Box 83-B, New Creek, WV 26743.

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