Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

 26 April 2007

Mildred D. Raines

Mildred Dolly Raines, 84, of Riverton, died Friday, April 20, 2007, at Moran Manor Health Care Center, at Westernport, MD..

Mrs. Raines was born Sept. 13, 1922, in Mineral City, OH, and was a daughter of the late Ray Dolly and Leah Florence Judy Dolly.

She graduated from Magnolia High School in Magnolia, OH, and attended the St. Louis Institute of Music. She was an accomplished pianist and was a private piano teacher. She was a member of Valley Chapel United Methodist Church in Riverton.

Her husband, Hubert Raines, survives.  

Also surviving are two sisters, Leah N. Barnhart and husband, Don of Bolivar, OH, and Madg Dolly of Mineral City, OH, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Forrest Dolly; and one sister, Goldie Dolly.

Pastor Barbara Rexroad will conduct the funeral at 2 p.m. today at Valley Chapel United Methodist Church, where the family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton.

Memorial donations may be made to Valley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are by Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin.

Alberta James

Alberta James, 95, of Brandywine died Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, VA. 

Mrs. James was born Oct. 11, 1911, in Brandywine and was the daughter of the late Sylvester Hoover and Mert Nesselrodt. 

She had worked for People's Drug Store in Washington, DC, and Charlottesville, VA, for 40 years.  She attended Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren and had been a resident of Pendleton Nursing Home for several years.

Her husband, Frank James, preceded her in death. 

Surviving are three grandchildren, Linda Smith, Bob Reese and Toni Reese; one great0granddaughter, Mary Moon; two nephews, Woody Hoover and Dallas Hoover; one niece, Nancy Bullard; and one niece-in-law, Eleanor Hoover. 

She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Short Reese; one half brother, Albert Hoover; one half sister, Lena Simmons; and one nephew, Bobby Lee Hoover. 

Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Chapel of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin with Patrick Godfrey officiating.  

Roy W. Vandevander

Roy Walter Vandevander, 92, of Franklin died Thursday, April 19, 2007, at his home.

Mr. Vandevander was born Sept. 30, 1914, in Circleville and was a son of the late Clarence Vandevander and Texie Margaret Simmons Vandevander.

He was a logger and worked at Mackís Service Station for 10 years and Bowmanís Hardware for 32 years. He was a carpenter and farmer most of his life and was a member of Smith Creek Church of the Brethren, where he was a Sunday school teacher, treasurer and trustee.

His wife of 65 years, Marie Elizabeth Vandevander, preceded him in death Dec. 23, 2004.

Survivors include two sisters, Lucile Warble of Harrisonburg, VA, and Beula Sheets of Carrollton, VA; a brother, Glenn Vandevander of Dayton, VA; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Ralph Vandevander, Ray Vandevander, John Vandevander and Otis Vandevander; and two sisters, Grace Newcomb and Evelyn Warner. 

The Revs. Daryl Ritchie and Max Fisher conducted the funeral Sunday at Smith Creek Church of the Brethren in Franklin.  Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin. 

Memorial donations may be made to Smith Creek Church of the Brethren, the Pendleton County Nursing Home or a charity of choice.

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

Melvin W. McGuinness, 80

Melvin William McGuinness, 80, of Martinsburg  and formerly of Upper Tract and Keyser, died Saturday, April 21, 2007, at the Winchester Medical Center.

Mr. McGuinness was born March 6, 1927, in Upper Tract and was a son of the late William Oga McGuinness and Etta Olive Alt McGuinness.

He retired from Westvaco Paper Company with over 30 years of service. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Martinsburg and was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.

His wife of 59 years, Rosemary Morgan McGuinnessm survives,

Also surviving are three sons, Donald W. McGuinness of Stephenson, VA, Charles E. McGuinness and Allen L. McGuinness and wife LouAnn, all of Martinsburg; two daughters, Diana R. Hamilton and husband, James "Boo" of Springfield, and Sheila M. Murphy of Keyser, W.Va.; three sisters, Ruth Alt and husband, Kermit of Bel Air, MD, Patsy Lawson and husband, Frank of Baltimore, MD, and Mary Etta Pennington and husband, Junior of Scherr; two brothers, James G. McGuinness of Maysville, and Lowell J. McGuinness of Piedmont; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a good friend, Steve Wyth of Martinsburg.

He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Violet McGuinness (an infant) and Evelyn Kimble; and one brother, Charles Arthur McGuinness.   

Bishops George Speis and J. Stephen Kimble conduct the funeral Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Petersburg. Burial will be at Cherry Hill Cemetery in Upper Tract with military honors by the VFW Post 6454 and the JROTC of Petersburg.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. 

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