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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 7 March 2002

Samuel George Wilson, 70

Samuel George Wilson, 70, Petersburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

Mr. Wilson was born June 13, 1931, in Fishersville, VA, and was the son of the late Jesse Allen Wilson and Myrtle Elizabeth Booth Wilson.

He married Lee Hartman, who survives, on Jan. 9, 2001. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Glady Stump, who he married July 27, 1951, and who died Jan. 23, 1990.

For 20 years he was a manager for General Telephone company and was also a rental property owner/manager. He was a veteran of the US Navy. He was a member of the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) and the Grove Street United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Nancy Hill, Moorefield; a son, Frank Wilson, Frostburg, MD; three step-sons, Joey Hartman, Jeffrey Hartman and Denny Hartman, all of Petersburg; a sister, Linda Carpenter, Richmond, VA; two brothers, Charles Wilson and Jack Wilson, both of Farmville, VA; six grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.


Frazer William Murphy

Frazer William Murphy, 78, Riverton, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at his residence.

Mr. Murphy was born May 23, 1923, in Cherry Grove and was a son of the late Isaac Earl Murphy and Sylvia Virginia Bennett Murphy.

He was a timberman, and a cattle and poultry farmer. He was the custodian at Circleville High School for 22.5 years. He retired in 1986. He was a World War II veteran serving in the US Army. He was a member of the Spruce Knob Ruritan Club for 23 years with a perfect attendance. He was a member of the Riverton VFW Post #6862 and a member of the Circleville Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his wife of 56 years, Bonnie Judy Murphy, survivors include three children, son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Juanita Murphy of Franklin; daughter and son-in-law, , Juanita and Ted Goldizen of Maysville, and daughter and son-in-law Lenora and Roger Mallow of Upper Tract; eight grandchildren, Della and Kurt Wright, Robert and Candy Murphy, Jennifer and Patrick Kelly, Capt. Chad Goldizen, Barry Goldizen, Ryan Goldizen, Judy and Shawn Minor and Kami Mallow; four great-grandchildren, Robyn Murphy, Alana Murphy, Clayton Murphy and Evan Kelly; two sisters, Lora Smith and Helen Johnson, both of Baltimore, MD; a brother, Herman Murphy, Cherry Grove.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Dana Murphy; one half-brother, Hessie Hornick; one sister, Zetha Vandevander, one half sister Bonnie Wymer.

The Rev. C. William Cox conducted the funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday at Circleville Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton with military graveside services conducted by VFW Post #6862 of Riverton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Circleville Presbyterian Church, Circleville, WV 26804.


Julie Bennett Bowman, 43

Julie Bennett Bowman, 43, of Callaway, VA, died in her sleep of respiratory failure at her home on January 5, 2002. She had not been in good health for several years.

Mrs. Bowman was born April 26, 1958, at Rocky Mt., VA, the daughter of Mr. Fred D. Bennett and the late Joyce Mounts Bennett.

On August 16, 1997, she marred Warren Bowman, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, Warren Bowman of Callaway, VA; four step-children , Amy and John booth, and Leanne and Scott Bowman; one brother, David W. Bennett of Farmville, VA; an uncle, Foy H. Bennett of Circleville; an aunt, Hazel B. Simmons of Cherry Grove; and several nieces and nephews.

One brother, Freddie D. Bennett, Jr., also preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Furnace Creek Baptist church in Rocky Mt., VA, where services were conducted by the Rev. David Jones. Interment was in the church cemetery.


James L. Whitecotton, 92

James Lester Whitecotton, 92, of Upper Tract, died Wednesday, Feb 27, 2002, at Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin.

Mr. Whitecotton was born Jan. 6, 1910, in Upper Tract and was the son of the late James Perry Whitecotton and Texie Florence Graham Whitecotton.

He was a veteran, having served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He had taught school in Pendleton county for 36 years. He attended Reeds Creek United Methodist Church. He was the last member of his immediate family.

On April 5, 1942, he married Madeline Virginia Hedrick Whitecotton who survives.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Linda Calhoun, Upper Tract, and Barbara Whitecotton, Moorefield; two granddaughters, Cerina Warzyniak, and Carla Calhoun; and three great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one infant son; two sisters; and one grandson, Jimmy Calhoun.

The Rev. Gary Phillips conducted a funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin. Burial followed at the Cherry Hill Cemetery in Upper Tract. Military graveside services were conducted by the Combined Veterans' Organizations of Grant County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pendleton Nursing Home Wheelchair Fund, PO Box 700, Franklin, WV 26807.


Maxine D. Ours, 58

Maxine Dora (Turner) Ours, 58, of Cabins, died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins after a lengthy illness. She had been a resident of the Pendleton Nursing Home for the last three months.

Mrs. Ours was born July 24, 1943, in Seneca Rocks and was the daughter of Annie (Nelson) Turner of Cabins and the late Marvin Turner.

She graduated from Circleville High School in 1961, and she worked at the Windsor Knit Sewing Factory in Petersburg for 17 years. She was affiliated with the Corner United Methodist Church, Cabins Assembly of God and the North Fork Mennonite Church. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 39 years, John J. Ours of Cabins; one son, Brian Ours and wife, Karen of Ridgeway, VA; three daughters, Julie Swick and husband, Ernie of Cabins, Sandra Paz and husband, Felix of Harrisonburg, VA, and Fallon Ours of Cabins; two sisters, Marlene Ours of Seneca Rocks, and Delores Keplinger of Maysville; one brother, Roland Turner of Seneca Rocks; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; eight brothers-in-law; and five sisters-in-law.

The Revs. Joseph Eversole and Stanley Kile conducted the funeral at 2 p.m. Monday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Interment followed in the Turner family cemetery on Wildcat Road, Cabins.

Memorials may be made to the Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin.


Olive J. Marble, 74

Olive June Marble, 74, of Harrisonburg, VA, died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at her home.

A daughter of the late Harry Olin and Bertha Susan Nelson, she was born May 17, 1927, in Pendleton County. She had lived in Keedysville, MD, until moving to Harrisonburg, VA, two years ago.

Mrs. Marble graduated from Franklin High School and was owner/manager at Highs Convenience Store in Glen Echo, MD.

She was married to Ernest Franklin Marble, who preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Jack Marble and Tim Marble, and his wife, Susie, all of Keedysville, MD; one sister, Bonnie Dovel of Harrisonburg, VA; one brother, Harry Nelson, Jr., of Baltimore, MD; and four grandchildren, Sean Marble, Amanda Marble, Christy Marble and Tim Marble, JR.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Marble.

She was cremated at the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home.

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