Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

 17 February 2005 

George W. Snouffer

George W. Snouffer, 78, of Upper Tract died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at his home. 

Mr. Snouffer was born Oct. 27, 1926, in Rockville, MD, and was a son of the late George B. Snouffer and Nellie Ray Snouffer. 

He retired from C & P Telephone in 1977 and was a veteran of the Navy.  He was a member of the Franklin Loyal Order of the Moose No. 769 and the Pendleton Masonic Lodge No. 144 A.F.& A.M.  he was a Methodist by faith. 

Survivors include his wife, Ann Sherman Snouffer, whom he married in 1961; four sons, Teron Warner Snouffer of Upper Tract and Jerry Snouffer, Scott Snouffer and Stuart Snouffer, all of Florida; three brothers, John "Jack" Snouffer of Laytonsville, MD, Stanley Snouffer of Gaithersburg, MD and Robert Snouffer of Woodfield, MD; two grandchildren and one great-grandson. 

He also was preceded in death by one brother. 

The Rev. Glenn Sites conducted the funeral Wednesday at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial was at Kline Cemetery with graveside honors by members of the Pendleton Masonic Lodge No. 144 A.F. & A.M. 

Cecil Whitecotton, 84

Cecil Carl Whitecotton, 84, of Old Fields and formerly of Franklin, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.  

Mr. Whitecotton was born April 6, 1920, in Crab Bottom, VA, and was the son of the late Saul and Jane Simmons Whitecotton.  

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eloise Calhoun Whitecotton, and his second wife, Annie Liggett Whitecotton.  

Surviving are two daughters, Romaine Landes of Moorefield, and Sue Whitecotton of Alexandria, VA; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.  

Pastor Judy Vetter conducted the funeral Wednesday at the Fraley Funeral Home in Moorefield.  Burial followed at the Blue Grass Cemetery, Blue Grass, VA. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Hardy County Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 696, Moorefield, WV  26836. 

Condolences may be left at Mr. Whitecotton's obituary at www.fraleyfuneralhome.com  

Dora B. Murphy

Dora Belle Murphy, 87, of Franklin died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at the Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin. 

Mrs. Murphy was born march 20, 1917, in Zigler (now Franklin) and was a daughter of the late Isaac Perry Hartman and Lucy Vandevander Hartman. 

She was a homemaker and was formerly employed at the Franklin Garment Factory. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Franklin. 

Her husband, Earl Newton Murphy, preceded her in death Nov. 23, 1985.  

She is survived by a daughter Lois Huffman of Fort Seybert; two sons, Gerald Murphy and Grayson Murphy, both of Franklin; a sister, Virgie Simmons of Franklin; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  

She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Grayson Murphy, Jr.; four brothers, Harry Thomas "Tom," Charles "Charlie" and Arthur Hartman; and eight sisters, Buanna Judy, Nettie Moyers, Mary Johnston, Martha Simmons, Gertie Lambert, Fannie Bodkin, Bessie Lambert and Rettie Pennington. 

Bishops David Hartman and Larry Hartman conducted the funeral Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Franklin. Burial was at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin by Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin.  

Memorial donations may be made to the Pendleton County Rescue Squad or Pendleton Nursing Home. 

Lorene Harman, 88

Mrs. Lorene Simmons Harman, 88, a resident of Bridgewater Home, Bridgewater, VA, died Saturday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2005.

She was born April 23, 1916, near Brandywine and was the daughter of the late Isaac Gilbert and Sarah Elizabeth Propst Simmons.  

She was employed at the Stehli Silk Mill in Harrisonburg, VA, before her marriage and was a member of the Mount Olive Presbyterian Church.  She lived her entire life in the Rawley Springs, VA, area. 

On March 20, 1943, she married Roy Brown Harman, and together they owned and operated a small country store in Rawley Springs, VA.  She was also a full-time mother and homemaker.  

Her husband preceded her in death Oct. 8, 1971. 

she is survived by a son, Jerry Ray Simmons and wife, Jean of Dayton, VA; two daughters, Phyllis Fullerton and husband John of White Post, VA, Debra Hilbert and husband, Robert of Staunton, VA; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  

She was the last of her immediate family. 

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Dale Harman. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Mount Olive Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Sonny Henkel officiating.  Burial followed in the Simmons Family Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Olive Presbyterian Church Building Fund. 

Lindsey Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, VA, was in charge of handling arrangements.  

William L. Mauzy, 66

William Laird "Bill" Mauzy, 66, of Staunton, VA, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, in Ruxton Health Center.  

Mr. Mauzy was born Feb. 12, 1938, in Blue Grass, VA, and was the son of  Nola Harper Mauzy of Staunton, VA, and the late Roscoe Mauzy. 

Prior to retirement, he was employed as a lab technician at E.I. DuPont.  After retirement, he drove the Valley Program for Aging Services van in the Churchville area.  He was a graduate of Highland High School and a member of St. James United Methodist church.  He was a U.S. Army veteran. 

His wife, Ann Siron Mauzy, survives. 

Surviving with his wife and mother are four children, Tim Mauzy of Roanoke, VA, Lisa Kirby of Waynesboro, VA, Jeff Mauzy of Boise, ID, and Phillip Mauzy of Harrisonburg, VA; a step-son, Tony Painter of Churchville, VA; two sisters, Charlotte Ritchie of Verona, VA, and Julie Ann Evick of Harrisonburg, VA; two brothers, Larry Mauzy of Verona, VA, and Mike Mauzy of Upper Tract; eight grandchildren and one step-grandchild.  

The Rev. Ralph Grow conducted the funeral Friday in the chapel of Bear Funeral Home, Churchville, VA.  Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Churchville Seniors Center, PO Box 69, Churchville, VA 24421; Churchville Rescue Squad, Po Box 608, Churchville, VA 24421; or to the carpet fund of St. James United Methodist Church, Po box 43, Churchville, VA  24421.  

Charles Henry Simpson

Charles Henry Simpson, 73, of Franklin, died at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, VA, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2005. 

Born May 24, 1931, in Franklin, he was the son of the late Edward Clyde and Lula Cordelia Propst Simpson. 

Mr. Simpson was a mail truck driver for 28 years and was a mechanic for Gene Hartman. He was a Baptist by faith. 

His wife, Bertha Burns King Simpson, survives.  

Also surviving are two step-daughters, Virginia Wood of Grottoes, VA, and Debbie Ratcliff of Roanoke, VA; three step-sons, Charles King of Franklin, Albert King of Broadway, VA, and Roy King of Grottoes, VA; one sister, Anna L. Racca of Verona, VA; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Eddie Clyde, Simpson, Jr. 

funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin, with Pastor Dan Ludwick officiating.  Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  

Wilma Huffman, 85

Mrs. Wilma Huffman, 85, of Franklin died Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin. 

She was born August 17, 1919 at cherry Grove and was the daughter of the late Edward Raines and Margaret Murphy Raines. 

On August 12, 1939, she married Hansel S. Huffman, who preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1983. 

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time and under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. 

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