Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

  31 March 2005 

Iva L. Enty 

Iva Lona Enty, 96, of Franklin and formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, and Parkersburg, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at the Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin. 

Mrs. Enty was born June 8, 1908, in Moyers and was the daughter of the late Harmon Moats, Sr., and Cora Alice Simmons Moats.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the Moatstown A.M.E. Church.  She attended Moatstown Elementary School. 

Her husband, Alfred T. Enty, preceded her in death in July 1971.  

Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Da Costa of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 

She also was preceded in death by one son, Alfred T. Enty, Jr.; one daughter, Cora Mae Brown; and one grandchild.   

The Rev. Sam Barrow and Rev. Jackie Dorsey conducted the funeral Tuesday at the BAsagic FUneral Home in Franklin. Burial was at the Moats family cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin.  

Goldie Maske, 90

Goldie McCoy Maske, 90, of Rockville, MD, and formerly of Mozer, died Saturday, March 26, 2005.

She is survived by her husband, Floyd E. Maske Jr.

Also surviving are one son, Floyd E. Maske III; one daughter, Patricia J. Righter; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; and one sister-in-law, Eleanor Maske Harman of Dorcas. 

Five brothers and one sister preceded her in death. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Pumphrey's Colonial Funeral Home, Rockville, MD. Burial was in Parklawn Memorial Park. 

Howard Wallace Clarke 

Howard Wallace clarke, 88, of Franklin and formerly of Philadelphia, Pa, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, VA. 

Born March 14, 1917, in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Wallace and elizabeth Clarke. 

He had worked as a machinist for Bayak Cigar Company,, Philadelphia, PA.  He was a veteran of World War II, US Army Air Corps.  He was a Methodist by faith.  

His wife, Helen Marion Glasstetter, preceded him in death in 1990. 

Surviving are three daughters, Lynn Mahone of Horsham, PA, Phyllis Thomas of Boyers, PA, and Jeanie Salwach of Berlin, NJ; one son, Alan H. Clarke and wife, Ruth of Franklin, with whom he lived; 10 grandchildren, includeing Jennifer Clarke, with whom he also resided; and five great-grandchildren.  

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home, Frnaklin, with Pastor Calving Bailey officiating. 

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.  

Mary S. Lambert

Inurnment for Mrs. Mary S. “Gertie” Lambert, 91, of Franklin, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2005 at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at Smith Creek Church of the Brethren,  Franklin with Pastor Dan Ludwick and Pastor Shyrl Smith officiating. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.

Ervin Halterman

ERvin Halterman, 85, of Knowxville, TN, passed away Saturday, march 5, 2005, at Farragut Health Care Center. 

Born May 6, 1919, at Cave, he was the son of the late G.W. and Clara Halterman. 

He was a faithful member of Grassy Valley Baptist church and retired from Union Carbide with 34 years of service.  He also was a veteran of World War II United States Army and a recipient of the Purple Heart.  

Surviving is his wife of 43 years, Elsie J. Halterman.

Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Helen Halterman and Larry and Debbie Halterman; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jim Derrick; a sister, Bonnie Eye of Franklin; a brother Clemet Halterman of Frnaklin; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  

Funeral services were held March 8 at highland Memorial, Knoxville, TN, with Dr. Brian Johnson officiating.  Interment was march 9 at Highland Memorial Park. 

Arrangements were by Highland Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations, Knoxville, TN. 

Bessie L. Moats, 87

Bessie Lea Simmons Moats, 87, of Dayton, VA, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at the Bridgewater Home. 

Mrs. Moats was born March 3, 1918, in Doe Hill, VA, and was preceded in death by her step-father, H. Clay Snyder and mother, Gertrude Simmons Snyder. 

She was a homemaker and was employed at Marvel Poultry and the Thomas House Restaurant in Dayton, VA.  She was a member of the Dayton United Methodist Church. 

On Oct. 15, 1938, she married Frank Moats, who survives. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, Patricia Ann Moats Puffenbarger of Bridgewater, VA, and Jeffrey Allen Moats of Harrisonburg, VA; a half brother, Richard Snyder of McGaheysville, VA; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. 

The Rev. Steve Bird conducted the funeral Sunday at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater, VA  22812.  Burial followed in the Dayton Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made tot he Bridgewater Rescue Squad, PO Box 285, Bridgewater, VA, the Bridgewater Fire Department, 304 North Main Street, Bridgewater, VA  22812, or the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 310, Piedmont Chapter, Harrisonburg, VA  22801.

E-mail condolences may be sent to www.johnsonfuneral-service.org 

George Taylor Jr.

George Taylor Jr., 78, of Harrisonburg, VA, died Monday, March 28, 2005, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA.  He had been a resident of Avante of Harrisonburg. 

Born July 26, 1926 at Brandywine, he was the son of the late George S. Taylor and Eliza Puffenbarger Taylor. 

He was disabled.  He was a 1946 graduate of Franklin High School and Lutheran by faith. He was never married. 

Surviving are three sisters, Shirley T. Hammer of Franklin, Frances J. Bolton of Harrisonburg, VA, and Joan T. Meade of Fishersville, VA; and one brother, jack L. Taylor of Sierra Vista, AZ.

He also was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. 

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.   

Gene Carol Kile, 67

Gene Carol Kile, 67, of Petersburg, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.

Mr. Kile was born Sept. 1, 1937, in Landes, and was a son of the late Ida Kile Hedrick and a step-son of the late Brook Hedrick, Sr. 

He was employed at Potomac Edison, Roby Ford and SCM Allied Energy as a machine operator.  He graduated from Petersburg High School in 1955 and was a member of Memorial Church of the Brethren. 

Survivors include his wife, Ina Shirley Whetzel Kile; two daughters, Tammy Paugh and husband, David, and Regina Hedrick and husband, James, Jr., all of Petersburg; two sons, Norman Kile and wife, Ginger of Capon Bridge and Charlie Kile and wife, Sandy of Moorefield; one sister, Sandra Harris and husband, Paul of Woodstock, VA; two brothers, Darman Hedrick and wife Josephine, and Brook Hedrick, Jr., and wife Deborah, all of Petersburg; and nine grandchildren, Jarrod, Nicholas, Laramie, Alicia,  Erica, Coltyn, Alexandrea and Stasha Kile and Danielle Hedrick.  

The Rev. Harold Cullers and Pastor Rebecca Bennett conducted the funeral Friday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg.  Burial was at cherry Hill Cemetery in Upper Tract. 

Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Church of the Brethren or Landes Ruritan Club. 

Funeral services were March 25, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Cherry Hill Cemetery, Upper Tract. 

Leona G. Fink, 86

Leona Grace Fink, 86, of Harrisonburg, VA, died Thursday, March24, 2005, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA. 

Mrs. Fink was born Nov. 13, 1918, in Pendleton county and was a daughter of the late Charles B. and Annie Mae Cook Whetzel. 

She was a homemaker and had worked closely with Rockingham county social Services, opening her home to numerous children and elderly people.  He was a member of Damascus Church of the Brethren in Criders, VA.

On June 8, 1937, she married Earl E. Fink, who preceded her in death Sept. 3, 1983. 

She is survived by four sons, Denver T. Fink of Harrisonburg, VA, and Floyd G. Fink, Dennis C. fink and Gene E. Fink, all of Broadway, VA; three daughters, Faye Fink Miller and Connie Fink Landes, both of Harrisonburg, VA, and Paula Fink Fulk of Berton, VA; a sister Hazel Moyers of Franklin; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.    

The Rev. David L. May conducted the funeral Monday at the Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway, VA.  Burial was at the Caplinger Cemetery in Criders, VA. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Broadway Rescue Squad, PO Box 666, Broadway, VA 22815.  

Emmett VanMeter, 79

Emmett Grant VanMeter, 79, of Petersburg, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at Preston memorial Hospital, in Kingwood. 

Mr. VanMeter was born Nov. 10, 1925, in Smoke Hole and was a son of the late Jacob Harrisonb VanMeter and Zernie Alice Alt VanMeter.  

He was a logger and was employed at Huffman Logging in Petersburg. 

Survivors include his former wife, Telbie M. VanMeter of Grant County Nursing Home; three sons, Daniel E. VanMeter and James F., VanMeter, Both of Petersburg, and Terry J. VanMeter , of Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin; four daughters, Zernie "Maggie" Wratchford of Cabins, Sandra J. Moyers of Scherr, and Abigail Conrad and Penny L. Morral, both of Petersburg; three sisters; Zadie Helmick of Middletown, VA, Evelyn Bargeron and Judy Helmick, both of Petersburg; three brothers, Archie VanMeter, Coye VanMeter and Donald VanMeter, all of Cabins; 15 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.  

The Rev. Stanley Kile conducted the funeral Monday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg.  Burial was at South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens in Petersburg. 

Memorial donations may be made to the VanMeter Family, c/o Schaeffer Funeral Home, 11 N. Main St., Petersburg, WV  26847.  

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