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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  11 March2004 

Mary B. Yeakle, 81

Mary Bernice Yeakle, 81, of Harrisonburg, VA, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA, following a short illness. 

Mrs. Yeakle was born May 6, 1922, in Sugar Grove and was a daughter of the late Richard R. and F. Katherine Hedrick Mitchell.

She lived in Harrisonburg, VA, area most of her life.  She graduated from Franklin High School and Fairmont Business School.  She retired from the U.S. Forest Service and was a member of the Muhlenberg Lutheran Church, where she had been a Sunday school teacher. 

 Surviving are her husband, Mervil H. Yeakle; two sons, Donald E. Yeakle and Thomas H. Yeakle, both of Harrisonburg, VA; and two sisters, Thelma Maxwell of Bridgewtaer, VA, and Iris Lee Pope of Montezuma, VA.

The Rev. David Nelson conducted the funeral Monday at Muhlenberg Lutheran Church.  Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens by Lindsey Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, VA. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Muhlenberg Lutheran Church, 281 E. Market St., Harrisonburg, VA  2801 or the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 310, Harrisonburg, VA 22803.  

F.J. Wagner, Jr., 78 

Frederick Joseph Wagner, Jr., 78, of Jeffersontown, KY, died Tuesday, march 2, 2004, at Brownsboro Hills Nursing Home. 

Mr. Wagner was a native of Baltimore, MD.  He was a foreman for American Standard Co., American Legion Post #200, S.S. Club at American Standard and the Senior Dine Out Club at St. Edward.  He was also a member of St. Edward Catholic Church.  

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Schoenberger, two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald J. and Estelle of Franklin and David V. and Lynne Ann; four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Louise and Ronald Kolb, Linda and tom Giannaccini, Kathleen and Tim Rogers, and Jean and Dwain Jenkins; a brother, Bob Wagner; a sister, Ann Robusto; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  

Funeral mass was held at 10 am. Saturday at St. Edward CAtholic Church, 9608 Sue Helen Dr., with burial in St. Edward Cemetery. 

The Owen Funeral Home of Jeffersontown, KY, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Justin W. Dove, 82

Justin Wayne Dove, 82, of Broadway, VA, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at White Birch Estates in Dayton, VA. 

Mr. Dove was born Nov. 3, 1921, in Pendleton County, and was a son of the late Loy Webster and Ida Blanche Thomas Dove. 

He was a farmer and poultryman.  He was a member and lifetime deacon of Bethel Church of the Brethren in Mayland.  He served on the board of directors for Rockingham Poultry and Shen-Valley and was president and served on the board of directors for Farmers and Merchants Bank in Timberville, VA.  He started Dove's Electric hatchery in 1946. 

On Dec. 22, 1938, he married the former Lillie C. Dove, who preceded him in death Nov. 17, 2004.   

Surviving are two sons, Leonard Wayne Dove of Mount Sidney, VA, and Allen Chester Dove of Broadway, VA; three daughters, Marie Catherine Thompson of Broadway, VA, Carolyn Faye Wampler of Timberville, VA, and Phyllis Lee Wampler of Broadway, VA; three sisters, Pualine Kuykendall of Timberville, VA, Edna Secrist of Broadway, VA, and Lucille Mongold of Bloomington, IN; two brothers, Ray Dove of Broadway, VA, and Paul Dove of Criders, VA; 12 grandhcildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The Revs. John Foster and Jerry Ruff conducted a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday at the Bethel Church of the Brethren.  A private burial was in the church cemetery by Grandle Funeral Home, Broadway, VA. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1920-H Medical Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or the Broadway Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 666, Broadway, VA  22815.   

Robert Poling

Robert Harry Poling, 74, of Shiloh Community, Moatsville, died Friday morning, March 5, 2004, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born July 11, 1929, at Grafton, a son of the late Rev. Henry O. and Beatrice Rose Coffman Poling.

Mr. Poling was a farmer and a retired engineer for CSX Transportation. He was a member of the United Transportation Union. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the 724th Transportation Battalion. He was a member of the Shiloh Church of the Brethren, where he was a lifetime deacon. Mr. Poling was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed tending his orchard, grape arbor and vegetable garden.

On Dec. 2, 1951, at Tunnleton, he married the former Ellen Susan Nestor, who survives at Shiloh Community.

Also surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Sue and Jerry Mallow of Upper Tract, Debra Cheryl and Lance Daugherty of Moatsville, and Connie Jewel and Steve Rinker of Grafton; two sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. Larry Robert and Janet Poling of Moatsville and Roger Alan and Andrea Poling of Keyser; three sisters, Betty Lew Flory of Beaver Creek, OH, Catherine E. Poling of Moatsville and Henrietta J. Ball of Irmo, SC; one brother, Joseph H. Poling of Grafton; eight grandchildren, Michael and Robert Mallow of Upper Tract, Scot and Aaron Daugherty and Benjamin and Jessica Poling, all of Moatsville and Jon and Wesley Rinker of Grafton; and two great-grandchildren, Ireland Ann Daugherty and Gracie Jean Daugherty.

He was also preceded in death by one grandson.

Funeral services were condcuted Sunday at the Shiloh Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Don Matthews officiating.  Interment  followed in the Shiloh Cemetery with the American Legion Post 44 making the presentation of the American flag. 

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 38, Philippi, W.Va., 26416; the Shiloh Church of the Brethren, Route 1, Box 284, Moatsville, W.Va., 26405; or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were by the Stemple and Forman Funeral Home, Philippi.  

Orlando Hartman

Orlando Hartman, 88, of Scott Depot died March 2, 2004, at Sunbridge of Putnam after a long illness. 

He was born June 15, 1915, in Franklin, a son of the late Henry Albert and Minnie Mae Moyers Hartman. 

He was also preceded in death by his wives, Reba Gladys Fowler Hartman and Evelyn Belle Sanson Hartman, to whom he was married 25 years  each and his sister, Alda Lorena.  

At 19 years of age, Hartman went into the civilian Conservation Corps and worked in Nicholas and Randolph counties.  He graduated from the National Youth Administration Trade School after only three years and served in the United States Navy in the South Pacific during World War II, attached tot he amphibious force.  while enlisted, he followed tours of duty in Guam, Saipan, Tinian, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. 

he was retired from Union Carbide, south Charleston plant with 36 years of service and served on the company fire squad 18 of those years.  He was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church since 1947, a 50-year member of the Putnam Masonic Lodge No. 139 AF & AM, Hurricane.  He served 18 years on the Board of Trustees of Mount Vernon Cemetery, helped to start the Teays Valley Volunteer Fire Department and attended the John D. Henson Senior Center, Hurricane.  

Mr. Hartman enjoyed traveling, his family and watching football.  He was an avid Marshall University fan.  He was quite well known for his gardening abilities and his generosity in sharing his harvest with family, friends and neighbors.  

Surviving are his daughters, Cheryl Lynn Null of Winfield and Deborah Kay Hanna of Scott Depot; his step-daughters, Sherie Sue Sanson Hutchinson of Tampa, FL, and Diana Lou Sanson Sharp of St. Albans; four grandchildren. four great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandson, one brother, Woodrow Hartman of Franklin; and a sister-in-law, Corba Fowler of Urbana, IL. 

Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Mount Vernon Baptist church, Hurricane, with the Rev. Lee White and Dr. Kregg L. Burris officiating.  Burial with Masonic rites by Putnam Lodge No. 139, AF & AM, was in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Hurricane. 

Arrangements were under the direction  of the Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. 

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