Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

22 February 2007

Thomas P. Bowers

Thomas Pendleton Bowers, 22, of Harrisonburg, VA, departed this life on Feb. 14, 2007, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, VA. 

He was born on Dec. 27, 1984, in Harrisonburg, VA. 

He attended Spotswood Elementary School, Stone Spring Elementary and Thomas Harrison Middle School and was a 2003 honor student graduate of Harrisonburg High School.  He also attended Main Street United Methodist Church in Petersburg.   He was a member of the Ecology Club, National Honor Society and academic team.  He was currently attending Eastern Mennonite University, where he received a Presidential Scholarship and was majoring in economics with a minor in accounting and history.

He is survived by his parents, Mark and Deborah Bowers of Harrisonburg, VA; one brothers, JOhn P. Bowers, a student attending the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA; paternal grandparents, Beverly A. Bowers of Petersburg and the late Carl M. Bowers; maternal grandparents, Emery L. (Bud) and SHaron M. Prunty of Petersburg, two aunts, Terri Davis and husband, Bob of Brandonburg, KY, and Sarah E. Brown and husband, Charles of Sebatopol, MS, one uncle, Thomas Prunty and wife, Kelly of Salisbury, MD.  

He was the eldest grandchild of both families and was loved and admired by his nine cousins, Robbie and Amy Davis, Kathryn, Elizabeth Ann, and Miriah Barney and Travis, Quinn, Mary and Luke Prunty. 

Despite his physical limitations, his mind knew no boundaries.  He enjoyed many interests including college football and basketball (WVU-JMU) and was an avid follower of the Weather Channel. 

The Revs. Roger and Anne Harrison and Rev. Bill Haynes conducted funeral services Saturday at the Main Street United Methodist Church, Petersburg.  Burial was held on Sunday at Cherry Hill Cemetery in Upper Tract with the Rev. Gary Phillips officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ  85718 or to the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department c/o A Dream Come True, 305 South Dogwood Drive, Harrisonburg, Virginia  22801.  

J. Clinton Propst, 81

John Clinton Propst, 81, of FRanklin died MOnday, FEb. 12, 2007, at PEndleton Nursing Home in Franklin. 

Mr. Propst was born July 11, 1925, in Franklin and was the son of the late Edward Terry and Ada Catherine Bowers Propst. 

He never married and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. 

Surviving are two sisters, Velma Smith of Monterey, VA, and Arleta Mullins of Orange, VA; and a brother William Z. Propst of Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin. 

Pastor Calvin Bailey conducted the funeral Friday at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel, Franklin.  Burial was in the Dickenson Mountain Cemetery in Franklin. 

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kyger Funeral Homes, Inc., and Crematory of Harrisonburg, VA, and the Schaeffer Funeral Home of Petersburg. 

Vernon Berg, 73

Vernon "Buss" Berg, 73, of Petersburg and formerly of Jordan Run, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at his residence.

Mr. Berg was born May 4, 1933, in Jordan Run, he was the son of the late Thomas Christian Berg and Ora Adeline Turner Berg. 

He was preceded in death by his former wife, Shirley Faye Willis Berg; 

He is survived by a son, Vernon L. Berg of Horse Shoe Run; five daughters, Charlotte Colleen Greenhagen of Liberty, MO, Carolyn S. Hoffman of Pittsburgh, PA, Shelia D. Kimble of Upper Tract, Rita F. Bryant of Manassas, VA, and Julie R. Pratt of Moorefield; a sister, Betty S. Smith of Harrisonburg, VA; a brother, David Berg of Maysville; a half brother, Arlie Berg of Arthur; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Adeline Berg; four half sisters, Jessie Carr, Edna Hesse, Plumie Goldizen and Elsie Carr; two brothers, Vence Berg and Leon "Bob" Berg; four half brothers, Ulysses Berg, George Dale Berg, Carl Berg and Albert Turner.

The Rev. Joseph Eversole conducted the funeral service Saturday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. A private burial will be held at the Barger Cemetery in Maysville.

Memorial donations may be made to the Berg family, c/o Shelia D. Kimble, HC 62 Box 71-D, Upper Tract, WV  26866.

Hazel R. Parsons, 79

Hazel Rebecca Kesner Parsons, 79, of Maysville died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at her home.

Mrs. Parsons was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Rough Run and was the daughter of the late Austin and Carrie Lee Ketterman Kesner.

She was a seamstress. 

Her husband Delmar D. Parsons, preceded her in death May 9, 2003. 

Survivors include a daughter, Doris R. Carlson of Woodbridge, VA; two sons, Clark Parsons of Maysville and Carson Parsons of Aiken, S.C.; a sister, Lucy Evans of Stephens City, VA; a brother, James Kesner of Dorcas; and three grandchildren, Charles Carlson, Christopher Carlson and Amy Johnson. 

The funeral was held Tuesday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg, with the Rev. Stanley Kile officiating. Burial was at the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.

Memorial donations may be made to Petersburg High School Scholarship Fund, 18 North Main St., Petersburg, WV 26847. 

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