Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

 17 May 2007

Arbelia G. Calhoun

Arbelia G. Armentrout Calhoun, 92, of Upper Tract, died Sunday, May 13, 2007, at the home of her son, Reginald Calhoun, in Upper Tract.

Mrs. Calhoun was born Jan. 29, 1915, in Pendleton County and was the daughter of the late James Oscar Armentrout and Phoebe Jane Greenawalt Armentrout Dahmer Riggleman.

She was a lifetime member of Mount Horeb United Methodist Church, Mozer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, V. Don Calhoun, on Dec. 4, 2001.

Survivors include a son, Reginald D. Calhoun of Upper Tract; a daughter, Lucille Calhoun Farmer and spouse, Kenneth of Gadsden, AL; three sisters, Nellie Calhoun, Violet Hevener and Macie Mitchell, all of Upper Tract; seven grandchildren, Deborah Ann Hood and spouse, Greg, Kimberly Jeanette Ellis and spouse, Tom, and Tina Dawn Coffey and spouse, Jimmy, all of Gadsden, AL, Jeffrey Marti Calhoun and spouse, Ella of Urbana, OH, and Joseph Don Calhoun, Rebecca Mary-Amanda Calhoun and Matthew Earl Calhoun, all of Upper Tract; eight great-grandchildren, Justin Taylor, Brennan Hood, Stephanie Ellis, Jessica Gray and spouse, Ryan, Jacob Ellis, Mason Humphries, Garason Humphries and Addison Humphries; and and one great-great-granddaughter, Kinslee Ann Gray.

She also was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jeanette Faye Calhoun; two sisters, Leota Kesner and Freda Harman; and three brothers, Richard Armentrout, Raymond Armentrout and Carroll Dahmer. 

The Rev. Gary Phillips conducted the funeral Wednesday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Burial was at Kline Cemetery, Kline, W.Va.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pendleton Nursing Home, Home Health, PO Box 700, Franklin, WV 26807 or or Mount Hospice, PO Box 416, Franklin, WV  26807. .

Eston Kimble Jr.

Eston T. "Buck" Kimble Jr., 75, of Kearneysville and formerly of Petersburg, died Friday, May 11, 2007, at his home.

Born May 29, 1931, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Eston T. Kimble Sr. and Dora Cox Kimble.

Mr. Kimble retired with General Motors after 30 years and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

His wife of 52 years, Suenette Judy Kimble, survives. 

Also surviving are one son, Edwin B. Kimble of Baltimore, MD; one daughter, Mary Kimble of Kearneysville; four grandchildren, Michelle Kolodziejski, Dana Kimble, Ronnie Dubner and Dylan Dubner; four great-grandchildren, Joseph, Jacob, Kelsey and Billy; three brothers, John H. Kimble of Severna Park, MD, James R. Kimble of Bel Air, MD, and Randall A. Kimble and wife Susan of Landes.; four sisters, Jean Nelson of Martinsburg, Joan Borror of Landes, Barbara Bloom of Akron, OH and Sylvia Ours and husband Bernard of Martinsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth P. Kimble; a sister, Emily Florence Kimble; an infant brother; and a special aunt, Dovie Bowers. 

Funeral services were held Monday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with Rev. Gary Phillips officiating. Interment was in Judy Cemetery, Landes, with military graveside services conducted by the VFW Post 6454 and JROTC of Petersburg.

Raymond W. Kiser, 88

Raymond W. Kiser, 88, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007 in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. 

He was born July 31, 1918, in Franklin, a son of the late William Hampton Kiser and Margaret Johnson Kee Kiser. 

Mr. Kiser was a director of admission and financial aid  at West Virginia Wesleyan College and attended First United Methodist Church. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Naval Aviation 5 years.  He served on the Battleship the USS Washington and received an Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross.

On November 8, 1941, he was married to Bula Brady Kiser, who survives at Buckhannon. 

Also surviving are three daughters, Sandra Kisner of Spartanburg, SC, Suzanne Haas of Buckhannon and Cheryl (Kiser) Brown of Pulaski, TN; two sons, William “Bill” Kiser Jr. and wife, Ruth of Keyser and Robert “Bob” Kiser of Buckhannon; three granddaughters, Susan Cobault of Indianapolis, IN, Johanna Haas and husband, Shae Davidson of Bloomington, IL, and Summer Kiser of Buckhannon; seven grandsons,William “Matt” Haas of Portland, OR, Jeremiah Kiser and Matthew Kiser and Michael Kiser and wife, April, all of Keyser, Robert Kiser and wife, Ona, of Buckhannon, Ted Brown and wife. Stephanie, of Hoover, AL,   and Tyler Brown of Hoover, AL; three great-grandsons: Trevor Kiser of Buckhannon, Gabriel Kiser of Keyser and William Michael Brown of Hoover, AL; one  great-granddaughter Alaina Kiser of Keyser; three sisters, Marie Simpson of Clarksburg, Virginia Weaver of Richmond, VA, and Rachel Ruddle and husband, Billy of Arlington, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Rush Kiser, Pendleton “Tony” Kiser and Watson Kiser; and three sisters: Sue Smith, Eunice Bible and Martha Lee Varner.

Funeral services were held Sunday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Damon Rhodes.  Interment followed in Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the scholarship fund at the First United Methodist Church. 

Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Buckhannon, was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.polingstclair.com 

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