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30 April 2009

James “Nick” Teter

James Kennedy “Nick” Teter, 48, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009, as a result of a motorcycle accident on US Route 33 West, Hinton, VA.

Mr. Teter was born in Harrisonburg, VA, on Jan. 19, 1961, the son of Jacob “Jake” and Cornelia Hartman Teter, who survive.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a 1979 Graduate of Franklin High School, attended Massanutten Vo-Tech and worked as an industrial maintenance mechanic at Kennametal in New Market, VA.

On Nov. 25, 1983, he married Vickie Lynn Huffman, who survives.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by three daughters, Nicole Jenise Marsh and husband, William, and Savannah Rae Teter, all of Franklin, and Kammi Lynise Teter of Martinsburg; two sons, Devin Corey Teter and Kaleb Nicholas Teter, both of Franklin; four sisters, Sue Thornton of Wyoming, Sandra Vint of Circleville, Judy Mowery of Blue Grass, VA, and Jackie Sisson of Franklin; and two Godchildren, Tanner and Tyler Huffman of Franklin.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Timmy.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin, with Bishop Ronnie Kimble and Elder David Hartman officiating.  Interment was in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin.

Memorials may be made to the Teter Children’s Education Fund, c/o Vickie Teter, PO Box 141, Franklin, WV 26807.

William Patterson, Sr.

William Brent “Pat” Patterson, Sr., 84, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Mr. Patterson was born in Richmond, VA, on May 31, 1924, the son of the late George Wayland and Vevie Onita Brent Patterson.

He was a lifetime carpenter, farmer and horseman and was a Baptist by faith.

He married June Elizabeth Pearson, who survives in Hedgesville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by six daughters, Chris Thomassen of Kearneysville, Catherine Monard of Frederick, MD, Carolyn Wells of Petersburg, Wanda Patterson of New Canton, VA, Nancy Peterson of Charlottesville, VA, and Vevie Gilliam of Fort Benning, GA; four sons, William Patterson, Jr., of Clarksburg, MD, Cliff Patterson of Port St. John, FL, Robert Patterson of Frederick, MD, and Michael Falba of New Orleans, LA; one sister, Sara Stimmel of Raleigh, NC; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bruce Patterson and George Patterson; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Adams; and four grandchildren.

Rev. Randy Harlow conducted a memorial service on Saturday at Jonesboro Baptist Church in Piney River, VA.  Interment was in the Jonesboro Cemetery, Piney River, VA.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Berkeley Co. Senior Center or Hospice of the Panhandle.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg.

Wayne Ulysses Clark

Wayne Ulysses Clark, 73, of Upper Tract died Monday, April 20, 2009, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 27, 1935, in Maysville and was the son of the late Thomas Dewain Clark and Opal Susie (Mallow) Clark.

He was owner of Clark’s Auto Sales, Inc., and attended the South Mill Creek Church of the Brethren.

His wife of 34 years, Helen (Kesner) Clark, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Charles W. Clark of Cabins and Fredrick J. Clark of Middleburg, FL; one step-son, Clifton W. Vance of Martinsburg; three daughters, Barbara K. Vance of Scherr, Debra Ann Layton of Old Fields and Rebecca Sue Harman of Petersburg; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Joseph Clark, Allen (Bub) Clark, Vernon L. Clark and Lysle R. Clark, all of Maysville, and Paul Clark of Lahmansville; five sisters, Nancy J. Alt of Lahmansville, Dorothy (Dot) Kimble of Upper Tract, Janet Whetzel and Elaine Rohrbaugh, both of Petersburg, and Norma Hott of Arthur; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with Pastor Randy Ours and Pastor Tim Barnhouse officiating.  Interment will be in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Gideons International.

Thomas Lawrence, 86

Thomas Franklin Lawrence, 86, of Johnny Cake Mountain, Wyoming County, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Raleigh General Hospital following a long illness.  He was surrounded by his family and friends.

Born Jan. 26, 1923, at Twin Branch, he was the son of the late Thomas Lawrence, Sr., and Ida Lefew Holbrook Lawrence.

Mr. Lawrence was veteran of World War II, serving from 1943 until 1946.  He received the EAME Campaign Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal WW II, and Sharpe Shooter Medal.

He was a retired UMWA Coal Miner with 39 years of service.  He also was an outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, golfing and gardening with his family.

His loving wife of 40 years, Ruth Barbour Lawrence, preceded him in death.

Those left to cherish his memory are his three sons, Roger Lawrence and wife, Deloris of Sugar Grove and Marty Lawrence and wife, Misty of Ikes Fork, and Everett Lawrence and wife, Evelyn of Bluefield; three daughters, Penny Fortner and husband, James of Brenton, Jeretta Morgan and husband, Cecil of Clear Fork and Sheena Hunt and husband, Fred of Johnny Cake; a very, very special friend that was like his daughter, Jennifer Asbury; eight grandchildren, Dean Lawrence, Sherri Browning, Anthony and Kevin Morgan, Maranda and Melissa Lawrence and Aaron and Angel Hunt; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Mr. Lawrence’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Friday at the Christ Cathedral Church, Iaeger, with the Rev. Russell King, Dean Lawrence and Marty Lawrence officiating.  Burial will follow in the Morgan Family Cemetery (home of daughter Jeretta Morgan) at Elk Lick Road, Clear Fork.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Wyoming County Honor Guard.

Online guest book may be signed at or email condolences to the Lawrence family at

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is in charge of funeral arrangements.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at the Christ Cathedral Church, Iaeger, with his son, Marty Lawrence, speaking.  Special songs will be sung.

Vernon Lantz

Vernon Lantz, 95, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at the Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin.

Mr. Lantz was born in Crab Bottom, VA, on April 3, 1914, the son of the late Lee and Louella Wimer Lantz.

On Nov. 10, 1939, he married Myrtle Elizabeth Stone, whom preceded him in death on Nov. 10, 2004.

He was a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church and worked as a carpenter, sawyer and farmer.

Surviving are one daughter, Wanda Painter and husband, Stanley of Elkins; one brother, Harold Lantz of Franklin; three granddaughters, Lisa Mallow and husband, Stephen, of Upper Tract, Ashley Hively and husband, Jim of Beverly, and Sonja Priester and husband, Jimmy of Fairmont; and five great-grandchildren, Anne Mallow, Sarah Mallow, Christopher Mallow, Stefan Priester and Carter Priester.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Clarice Skidmore.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin, with Pastor Susie Echols officiating.  Interment was in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin.

Memorials may be made to PAWS, PO Box 804, Franklin, WV 26807.

John Edward Schaefer

A memorial service for John Edward Schaefer will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2009, at the Chapel of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin with Rev. Thomas Huff officiating.

Mr. Schaefer died on Jan. 9, 2009.

He was born Jan. 11, 1942, at Philadelphia, PA, and was the son of the late John and Eleanor Schaefer.

He served 20 years in the Navy at duty stations across the world.  His sons, Michael and Mark, were born in Okinawa.  At Edzell, Scotland, he met his wife, Anne.  His last duty station was Sugar Grove, where he retired.  He then started a new life as an antique dealer.  He loved antiques with a passion and truly felt at home in West Virginia.

Surviving are his wife, Anne Schaefer; two sons, Michael Schaefer and Mark Schaefer; one step-son, Andrew Buchan; one step-daughter, Sarah Buchan; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to South Fork Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box 297, Brandywine, West Virginia 26802 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Cary Hevener, HC 74 Box 38F, Brandywine, West Virginia 26802.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Shirley M. Butler, 82

Shirley M. Butler, 82, of Broadway, VA, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2009, at her home.

She was born on Aug. 26, 1926, in Sugar Grove and was the daughter of the late Harmon and Ollie Hoover Waggy.

She worked at the Stafford Post Office and retired from the New Market Post Office.  She was a member of the Smith Creek Regular Baptist Church and a former member of Ramoth Baptist Church.

She enjoyed gardening, reading, painting, quilting, crafts, Redskins football, puzzles and spending time with family and friends.

She was married for over 61 years to the late Thomas A. Butler.

Surviving are two daughters, Gloria Butler of Dumfries, VA, and Judith Kilby of Broadway, VA; two granddaughters, Wendy Kilby of Broadway, VA, and Becky Kilby of Manassas, VA; two brothers, Arlie Waggy and John Waggy; and one sister, Mary Finisdore.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ada Kiser, Eva Propst and Leafy Waggy; and five brothers, Cecil Waggy, Ralph Waggy, Elmer Waggy, Virgil Waggy and Marvin Waggy.

A funeral service was held Friday at Ramoth Baptist Church with the Rev. Brent Hockema officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.  A memorial service was held Sunday at Smith Creek Regular Baptist Church in New Market, VA.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorials Processing Center, Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

Online guestbook is available at

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford, VA.

Walter L. Shiplett, 42

Walter Lee Shiplett, 42, of Churchville, VA, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Churchville, VA.

He was born Dec. 17, 1966, in Rockingham, VA, a son of Walter W. Sr. and Mary (Brooks) Shiplett.

Mr. Shiplett was employed by Cargill in Dayton, VA.

He is also survived by two sons, Terry Ray Schell of Brandywine and Walter Lee Shiplett, Jr., of Churchville, VA; a daughter, Kimberly Leeann Shiplett of Churchville, VA; and two brothers, Nelson Ray Shiplett of Churchville, VA, and Thomas B. Shiplett of Rockingham County, VA.

A graveside service was conducted Monday in Oak Lawn Mausoleum and Memory Gardens by the Rev. Harold W. “Peter” Campbell.

Memorials may be made to Churchville Rescue Squad, PO Box 608, Churchville, VA 24421.

Condolences may be made at the family online at

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Henry Funeral Home, Staunton, VA

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