Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 17 April 2003

Benny Encil Lambert

Benny Encil Lambert, 80, of Maysville, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.

Mr. Lambert was born Sept. 30, 1922, in Circleville, he was the son of the late Ernest Lambert and Lilly Moyers Lambert.

He ws an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Potomac Highlands Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6454.  He and his wife operated Lambert's Place in Onego and later worked for Stone & Webster in Mount Storm. 

Mr. Lambert was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 453 in Cumberland, MD.  He owned and operated Lambert's Trucking and drove a truck for Fairfax Sand & Stone in Scherr.  He was a member of Maysville Bible Brethren church and was a former deacon. 

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Ethel Harper Lambert; a daughter, Michelle Dove and husband, Alan, of Moorefield; a son, Roger Lambert and wife, Vickie, of Maysville; a sister, Beulah Gorman of Dover, DE; two grandchildren, Jessica Lynn Lambert and James Ryan "J.R." Lambert.

Pastor Eddie Simpson and Jay Keplinger conducted the funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg.  Burial was in the South Branch Memorial Gardens in Petersburg with military rites by the combined organizations of Grant and the JROTC.

Victor Elwood Crites, 78

Victor Elwood Crites, 78, of Dorcas, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at Memorial Hospital, in Cumberland, MD.

Mr. Crites was born May 19, 1924, in Grant County and was the son of the late Roy Edward Crites and Lucy Viola Burgess Crites.

He is survived three sons, Edward Crites of Petersburg, Delmas Crites of Dorcas, and Roscoe Crites of Moorefield; two daughters, Charlotte Ketterman of Maysville, and Brenda Cook of Moorefield; his former wife, Catherine Thorne (Crites) Funk; two brothers, Leon Crites of Okeechobee, FL, and Willis Crites of Harrisonburg, VA; four sisters, Jeanette Keplinger of Moorefield, Sudie Rinker of Purgitsville and Mary Crites and Emojean Hinkle, both of Petersburg; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Ronald Crites; one daughter, Margaret Freeman; one granddaughter, Pamela Crites; two brothers, Roy Crites and Glenville Crites; and two sisters, Mildred Troy and Viola Miller.

Pastor Brad Taylor conducted the funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Burial was in the Thorne Family Cemetery, Boot Hill Section, Dorcas. 

Memorial donations may be made to Rig Assembly of God Church Building Fund, the Moorefield Church of God Building Fund or a church of choice. 

Emmanuel R. Borror

Emmanuel Raymond Borror, 59, of Elkins, and formerly of Landes, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at his home where hehad been under the care of Mountain Hospice in Elkins. .

Mr. Borror was born April 6, 1944, in Landes and was the son of the late Cora Ethel Borror Davis and Dorsey Davis .

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Hilda Marie Taylor, whom he married May 26, 1986, in Garrett County, MD.

Also surviving are a daughter, Crystal Thorne of Middletown; two sons, Michael Borror of Broadway, VA, and Donald Taylor and fiancee, Kerrie, of Elkins; foster son, Shawn Pennington and wife, Allison, of Elkins; a brother, Baxter Borror of Upper Tract; three sisters, Nida Irving of Petersburg, Vada Davis of Mathias and Carol Runions of Broadway, VA; two foster grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel Borror and Iva Keplinger. 

The Rev. Charles Herron conducted the funeral at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, WV  26847. 

Georgia F. Schrom, 82

Mrs. Georgia Florence Schrom, 82, of Old Fields, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

Mrs. Schrom was born Feb. 18, 1921, in Detroit, MI, and was the daughter of the late George Scherlies and Florence Marr Scherlies. 

She was a registered nurse for 61 years and as employed at Grant Memorial Hospital.  she and her family moved to Smoke Hole in 1971 from Greenbelt, MD.  She was a presbyterian by faith. 

Her husband Frederick William Henry Schrom, preceded her in death Dec. 22, 1993. 

She is survived by three daughters, Mimsi Marr Sions of Old Fields, Deborah Scherlies Schrom of Morehead City, NC, and Sandra Sybil Butler of Cabins; five grandchildren, Patricia Marie Cullen, Jennifer Marie Brow, Christina Scherlies Sherman, Robert Frederick Schrom and Tara Lynn Schrom; and three great-grandchildren, Hannah Elizabeth Cullen, Meghan Michelle Cullen and Steven Austin Sherman.

Also preceding her in death were one son, Christopher Frederick Schrom; and two sisters, Etta Mae Novack and Jean kelly.  she was the last surviving member of her immediate family.  

The Rev. Brad Taylor will conduct the memorial service 11 a.m. today at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. 

Memorial services are Thursday, at 11 a.m., at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with the Rev. Brad Taylor officiating.

Obituaries are used with the permission of the Pendleton Times.

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