Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

25 March 2010

Rachel Rae Roberson

Rachel Rae Roberson, 23, of Franklin passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at the UVA Hospital in Charlottesville, VA.

Miss Roberson was born in Harrisonburg, VA, on Feb. 24, 1987, the daughter of Randy Ray and Karen Faye Fisher Roberson of Franklin.

She was a 2008 graduate of Pendleton County High School and a member of Christ Central Church.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are two sisters, Rebecca Renee Miller and husband, Daniel of Winchester, VA, and Emily Jo Roberson of Franklin; grandparents, Alden “Babe” and Ruby Gail Thompson Roberson of Franklin and Estie Oakman Fisher of Harrisonburg, VA; a niece, Jameigh Allison Miller of Winchester, VA; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Darrell Fisher, Sr.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin with Rev. Sam Harper officiating.  Interment was in the Ruddle Cemetery, Franklin.

Memorials may be made to “Rachel's Palace” (a playground for children) at Ruddle Park, c/o Pendleton County Board of Parks, PO Box 187, Franklin, WV  26807.

John W. Landis, 71

John Wesley Landis, 71, of Broadway, VA, died Saturday March 20, 2010, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA.

He was born Dec. 13, 1938, in West Virginia and was the son of the late Ralph Sr. and Mary Kerlin Sponaugle Landis.

He was a self employed land excavator.

On Aug. 21, 1964, he married the former Rosie Evans, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters and their spouses, Linda and Larry Messerley, Brenda D. Landis and Kerlin and Torrey Huffman, all of Broadway, VA; six brothers and their spouses, Charles and Elsia Landis of West Virginia, Ralph and Jane Landis of Petersburg, Jimmy Landis of Michigan, Robert and Wanda Landis and Olin and Elaine Landis, all of Franklin, and Larry and Lynn Landis of Mississippi; two sisters and their spouses, Kitty Ann and Blaine Simmons of Staunton, VA, and Dolly Nilsen of Franklin; four grandchildren, Alecia Stout and Scott, Jason, and Rodney Messerley; and one great-grandson, River Turner.

A funeral service was held Tuesday at the Grandle Funeral Home Chapel in Broadway, VA, with Rev. Lewis Armentrout officiating.  Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4335 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.GrandleFuneralHome.com

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