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1 March 2012

Bonnie Jean Tulin

Bonnie Jean Tulin, 70, of Weyers Cave, VA, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

She was born August 25, 1941 at Kline, and was the daughter of the late Clyde and Rispa Lee Mullenax Armentrout.

Mrs. Tulin had worked as a C&P Telephone operator in Washington, D.C. for 25 years and at GreatValu in Franklin. She was Baptist by faith and an avid bingo player.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Alice Kile of Indian Head, MD, and Frankie Desiree Busl of Waynesboro, VA: two sons, Bobby Dee Tulin and wife, Ladawn of Warrenton, VA, Sean Waco Tulin and wife, Penny of Weyers Cave, VA; one sister, Linda Hoover and husband, Bill of Laurel, MD; three brothers, Robert G. Armentrout and wife, Ganel of Upper Tract, Clyde Douglas Armentrout and wife, Mary Chris of Glen Burnie, MD, Larry K. Armentrout and wife, Cathy of Franklin; twelve grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Frederick Armentrout.

A graveside service will be held Saturday at Kline Cemetery with Rev. Leon Hevener officiating.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Hme in Franklin.

Lawrence “Joe” Bolin

Lawrence Allen “Joe” Bolin, age 82 of Petersburg, formerly of Upper Tract, WV, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2012 at Grant County Nursing Home.

He was born at Remington, VA on February 18, 1930, the son of the late Lewis Allen and Della May Thompson Bolin.

Mr. Bolin was a member of the Main Mountain Free Will Baptist Church. He worked at Hott's Feed Mill, Clark's Auto, and for Gerald Sites.

He was twice married. His first wife, Thelma Hartman Peck resides in Franklin and his second wife Rhoda Stump Bolin preceded him in death January 7, 2002.

Surviving are four daughters, Rose Smith, of Bridgewater, VA, JoAnn Hinkle of Harrisonburg, VA, Jeannie Puffenbarger of Waynesboro, VA, Ruth Ann Puffenbarger of Franklin; a son, Lawrence “Grasshopper” Puffenbarger of Franklin; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was also preceded in death by a grandson, David Jarvis.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin, with Pastor Glenn M. Sites officiating. Interment will be at South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

The family will receive friends this evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o the Basagic Funeral Home, POB 215, Franklin, WV 26807.

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Rose Mary Pitsenbarger

Rose Mary Pitsenbarger , 64, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, VA.

She was born December 9, 1947 in Fairmont, NC, a daughter of the late Cecil Elisha and Bessie Mae (Strickland) Hunt.

Mrs. Pitsenbarger was retired from General Motors after 23 years of service. She attended Walnut Street UMC, Totten Chapel UMC, and as a younger woman her home church, New Bethel Holiness Methodist in Rowland, NC.

A creative and selfless person, she found great enjoyment decorating churches for holidays, weddings and special events. Additionally, she loved flowers, time spent gardening and working on crafts.

Her husband, Worthie J. Pitsenbarger, whom she wed Oct. 12, 1990, preceded her in death on May 30, 2011.

Surviving are four daughters, Pamela K. Brooks, Charlene Rose Pistorio all of Baltimore, MD, Tracy Lynn Pistorio of Jasonville, FL and Lillian Rose Pistorio of the home; a son, Charles Pistorio Jr., of Franklin; a stepdaughter, Peggy Pitsenbarger of Tampa, FL; two step-sons, Dexter Worthie Pitsenbarger of Baltimore, MD, and Victor Ervin Pitsenbarger of Tampa, FL; six grandchildren, Shiloh and Khafre Tate, Jimmi Dease, Walter Hunt Chandler, Molly Hunt Chandler and Spencer Pitsenbarger; five brothers, James S Hunt of Pembroke, NC, Willie A. Hunt of Lumberton, NC, Junior Levon Hunt of Charlotte, NC, Lee Edwards Hunt of Rowland, NC and James Howard Hunt of Jessup, MD; and five sisters, Margaret Brown of Jacksonville, FL, Genece Bowie of Glen Burnie, MD, Betty Lois Hunt and Edna Lee Sampson, both of Lumberton, NC, and Kathy Oxendine of Fairmont, NC; special friends, Ruth Drake and Dr. Ron Kelsey.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Vertie Hunt Thomas, Versie Mae Hunt, Regina Hunt McCorkle and a brother, James Anthony Hunt.

A funeral service was conducted, Sunday, at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell, VA with the Rev. Bob Anderson and Rev. Dave Boger officating. Interment will follow in Totten Chapel Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lilly Pistorio College Fund, Pendleton Community Bank, PO Box 487, Franklin, WV 26807

Virgie Alice Judy Nelson

Virgie Alice Judy Nelson, 88, of Franklin, WV, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Pendleton Manor.

She was born at Riverton, on July 9, 1923, the daughter of the late Olie and Tina Warner Judy.

Mrs. Nelson attended Circleville High School, was a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church and the ladies auxiliary. She enjoyed flowers and gardening.

Her husband, Rev. Harding Nelson, preceded her in death on September 1, 2000.

Surviving are a son, Philip Nelson and wife Joie of Keswick, VA; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Nelson of Glen Burnie, MD; six grandchildren, Cynthia Nelson Harris and husband Robert of Charlottesville, VA, Derwin Nelson and wife Jennifer of Hickory, NC, Pam Nelson Berman and husband Todd of Salisbury, MD, Donna Nelson Ward and husband Raymond of Pasadena, MD, Paul Nelson and wife Roberta of Monrovia, MD, and Michael Nelson and his fiance Angie Padgett of Salisbury, MD; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Jerry Nelson; two brothers, Richard and Roy Judy; three sisters, Ona Bland, Nellie Vance, and Tena Warner.

Funeral services were held at Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Franklin, with Rev. Bob Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin.

Memorials may be made to the Walnut Street United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

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Frances Louise Hoover, 72

Frances Louise Hoover, 72, a resident of Brandywine, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2012 at her home.

Ms. Hoover was born on April 22, 1939 in Pennsylvania and was the daughter of the late Weldon and Charlotte Hoover.

She worked in the poultry industry and greatly enjoyed music and playing music. She was a member of the Free Pentecostal Church in Harrisonburg, VA.

Surviving are two half brothers, Nelson Ray of Rawley Springs, Wilson Ray of Grottoes and her caregiver of 18 years, Wanda Smith.

Pastor David Kile and Pearl Richardson will conduct a funeral service on Friday, at 2:00 p.m. at the McMullen Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisonburg, VA. Burial will follow at Mt. Clinton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Arnold E. Miller, 88

Arnold E. Miller, 88, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

Mr. Miller was born Dec. 24, 1923, in Landeck, OH, to the late Peter and Anna (Heitz) Miller.

On Aug. 6, 1949, he married Calista Eickholt, who survives.

Survivors also include five sons and one daughter; two sisters; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by five brothers; two sisters; and one great-grandchildren.

Mr. Miller was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a livestock dealer and owner and operator of A. E. Miller Stockyards in Delphos, OH. He bought cattle from Pendleton County and the surrounding counties for over 30 years. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck, OH, Landeck Forest, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Ottoville, OH, and the Landeck Holy Name Society. He enjoyed playing cards and was a professional road farmer with his best friend, his dog, Daisy.

Mass of Christian Burial was at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church I Landeck, OH, with the Revs. Melvin Verhoff and Jacob Gordon officiating. Burial was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Landeck, OH.

Conway Ours, Sr., 95

Conway C. Ours, Sr. 95, of Upper Tract, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at his home.

He was born January 29, 1917 in Rough Run, WV and was a son of the late Hugh Z. Ours and Martha Rebecca (Bergdoll) Ours.

Mr. Ours was a lifelong farmer. He was a polled hereford cattleman and was an avid turkey and deer hunter.

He was a faithful member of Hedrick Chapel United Methodist Church where he was a former trustee and served on several committees

His wife of nearly 70 years, Norma (Riggleman) Ours, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Rebecca Jane Ketterman of Rough Run; two sons: Conway C. Ours Jr. of Petersburg, Hugh D. Ours of Rough Run; two grandchildren, Suenette Ketterman Pomeroy and husband Kenny of Eglon, Teddy C. Ketterman of Rough Run; two great grandchildren: Tyler and Whitney Pomeroy; one brother: Virgil A. Ours of Rio.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Neva Groves; one foster brother, Richard I. Judy; and son-in-law, Oliver C. Ketterman.

Funeral services will be held today at 1:00 p.m. at the Schaeffer Funeral Home with Rev. William R. Brown and Rev. Stanley Kile officiating. Interment will be in Lahmansville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hedrick Chapel United Methodist Church, PO Box 834, Petersburg, WV.

The family received friends Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Dolsey Harriman, 91

Dolsey Bergdoll Harriman, 91, of Kingwood and formerly of Rough Run passed into eternal life at Heartland of Preston County on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, where she had been a resident for three years.

She was born on March 31, 1920, the daughter of the late O.G. and Bessie (Greenawalt) Harman.

Mrs. Harriman was a loyal and devoted member of the Terra Alta United Methodist Church for more than 60 years. During those 60 years, she had served faithfully on many church committees and held offices in the United Methodist Women of First Church. She was also a founding member of the Terra Alta Ambulance Service, serving as an EMT.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forest Bergdoll in 1965 and her second husband, Charles S. Harriman in 2005.

Surviving are a daughter, Dianna Bergdoll Hartman of Kingwood; a granddaughter, Kellie (Daniel) Hawkins Johns and two great-grandsons; a brother, Glenn Harman (Dottie) of Fairmont; two step-sons, Tom (Kathryn) Harriman of Lakeland, Fla., and Michael (Jan) Harriman of Kingwood, and their families; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a step-mother, Leola Harman; two brothers, Curtis and Earl Harman; sisters, Sara Mallow, Lenora Deavers and Juanita Sponaugle

Funeral services were held Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Terra Alta with Rev. Michael Daniels officiating. Interment will be Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Kline Cemetery near Franklin.

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This obituary is a courtesy of Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.

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