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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

  21 April 2005 

Zoe Puffenbarger, 43

Zoe Lynn Puffenbarger, 43, of Bridgewater, VA, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, in Sugar Grove.

Ms. Puffenbarger was born Dec. 28, 1961, in Harrisonburg, VA, and was the daughter of Wona Fay Michale Puffenbarger of Bridgewater, VA, and the late Edwin Paul Puffenbarger.  

She was an active member of the Bridgewater Baptist church.  she worked for Dr. White and Carilion Family Medicine in Dayton, VA, as a medical assistant.  She graduated from Turner Ashby High School and Dunsmore Business college.

 In addition to her mother, she is survived by a brother, Ackie Puffenbarger of Bridgewater, Va. 

The Rev. Kelly Lane conducted the funeral Tuesday at the Bridgewater Baptist church.  Burial followed at mount olivet church Cemetery in Mount Solon, VA. 

Memorial contribitons may be made to the Bridgewtaer Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 333, Bridgewater, VA 22812. 

Johnson Funeral Service, Bridgewater, VA, was in charge of funeral arrangements.  E-mail condolences may be sent to 

Ruth P. Dahmer

Ruth P. Dahmer, 95. of Ripley and formerly of Franklin died Tuesday April 12, 2005, at Eldercare of West Virginia in Ripley.

Mrs. Dahmer was born Dec. 9, 1909, at Franklin and was the daughter of the late John Preston and Bessie Florence Landis Pennybacker.  

She was a homemaker and a member of the Franklin Presbyterian Church. 

On July 7, 1934, she married Floyd J. Dahmer; he preceded her in death Aug. 30, 1982. 

Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Mitchell and husband Harvey of Ripley; two sisters, Dorothy (Champ) Vermillion of Bristol, VA, and Kitty Lambert of Huntington; two grandchildren, Harvey Mitchell, Jr., and wife Joelle of Bowling Green, KY, and Connie Mitchell Joe and husband, Johnny of Memphis, TN; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters. 

The Rev. Donald Wilkinson conducted the funeral Sunday at Franklin Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin, by Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. 

Margaret Hull Simmons

Margaret Hull Simmons, 86, of Franklin died Friday afternoon, April 15, 2005, at Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin. 

She was born Sept 14, 1918, at Hightown, Highland county, VA, and was a daughter of the late Thomas R. Hull and Ethel Chew Hull.  

She graduated from Blue Grass High School, and Dunsmore Business College of Staunton, VA, and was secretary for the WVU Extension office in Franklin, retiring after 20 years of service. 

She was a member of Walnut Street United Methodist church.  She was a member of the Highland Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy.

 On June 27, 1942, she married Edwin H. Simmons, who died on Aug. 15, 1997. 

Surviving are one son, Thomas G. Simmons and wife, Nancy of Franklin; one daughter, Carolyn S. Cook and husband, Kenneth of Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta, VA; three grandchildren Tammy Miller and husband, Greg, Karla Willis and husband, Jeffery, and Whitney Simmons; two step-grandchildren, Todd Cook and wife, Cathy, and Nancy Elizabeth Cook; three great-grandchildren, Jordan and Logan Miller and Thomas Willis; and three step-great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Nolan Cook and Stephanie Willis.  

A memorial service was held Sunday at the chapel of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin with Rev. Stanley Kile officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Pendleton Nursing Home, PO Box 700, Franklin, WV 26807; Franklin Rescue Squad, PO Box 977, Franklin, WV  26807 or Mountain Hospice, Inc., 1410 Crim Avenue, Belington, WV  26250. 

Olin Calhoun, 88

Olin Calhoun, 88, of Upper Tract, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Mr. Calhoun was born March 4, 1917, at Brushy Run and was the son of the late Martin Dow and Rachel Ann Graham Calhoun. 

He was employed at the power plant in Mount Storm and was a farmer and construction worker.  He was a member of the Laborers' Local Union 984 and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  

His wife, Martha Frances Judy Calhoun, preceded him in death June 27, 1996.  The were married Nov.3, 1938.  

Survivors include three sons, Delmas O. Calhoun of Harrisonburg, VA, Keith M. Calhoun of Timberville, VA, and Allen B. Calhoun of Upper Tract; a sister, Kate Alt of Petersburg; a brother, Quinton Calhoun of Upper Tract; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

he was also preceded in death by five brothers, four sisters, and one granddaughter. 

Bishop David B. Bradley conducted the funeral Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Petersburg. Burial was at the Kline Cemetery in Upper Tract.

Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin, was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Dickie E. Flynn, 67

Dickie Estyle Flynn, 67, of Dayton, VA died Saturday , April 16, 2005 at his home. 

He was born June 20 1937, in Onego and was a son of the late Gary Flynn, Sr., and Elva Turner Flynn.

He was employed at Rocco in Dayton, VA. 

On Nov. 29, 1995, he married the former Lois Lokey Nelson, who survives. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Tammy Griffith of Timberville, VA, Betty Lou Hobock of Staunton, VA, and Gloria Hernandez of Broadway, VA; two sosn ricky L. Flynn of Harrisonburg, VA, and Larry W. Flynn of Port Republic, VA; three step-daughters, Connie Roach of Weyers Cave, VA, Kelly Weaver of Tennessee and Tammy Gleen of Harrisonburg, VA; one step-son, Bill Johnson of Bergton, VA; two sisters, Betty Nelson of Dayton, VA, and Junette Flynn of Harrisonburg, VA; one brother, Jack Harper of Montrose; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and five step0grandchildren.  

Nat Gleen conducted a memorial service Tuesday at the Clover Hill United Methodist church. 

At Mr. Flynn's request, his body was cremated at commonwealth Cremation Service. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clover Hill Fire and Rescue, 2100 Clover Hill Road, Dayton, VA 22812. 

Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater, VA.   

William Springston, 81

William Carden Springston, 81, of Harrisonburg, VA, died April 16, 2005, at Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. 

 Mr. Springston was born May 2, 1923, in Weston the son of the late Rex and Zetta Eudora Stanard Springston. 

He grew up near Enon in Nicholas County and graduated from Nicholas county High School in 1942,.  He served his country in the Navy from 1943 to 1945 during World War II.  he graduated from West Virginia Tech in 1949.  He taught School in Fairfax County VA, from 1949 to 1966.  He served as deacon at first Baptist Church in Washington, DC.  Following a master's degree in education from Oklahoma State University, he moved to Harrisonburg, VA, in 1967 and was a counselor at Harrisonburg Junior High.  he was deeply involved in community and social causes, was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, the Choose Life Peace group, the Harrisonburg Exchange club, helped establish the Rockingham Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and supported Veterans for Peace. 

On Oct. 13, 1950, he marred Betty Carter Retterer, a former resident of Franklin, who died in 1993.  He married Alice McClung Lilly, who resides in Harrisonburg, VA, on Dec. 31, 1996.

Survivors include his sister, Mary Ella Andrukonis; his brother, Rex; three children and their spouses, Stephen and Jean Springston, Caroline and David Johnston and Ann and Sam Johnson; seven grandchildren and two step-children.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Preston, and a son John. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to their local chapter of Habitat for humanity. 

A memorial service is scheduled for May 7 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg. 

His body will be cremated at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, VA.  Burial will be private.   

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