Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

14 June 2007

Bette Joan Sivyer

Bette Joan Sivyer, 73, of Sugar Grove, and formerly of Elizabethtown, IL, went to meet the Lord on June 10, 2007.

Born Jan. 10, 1934, in Shawneetown, IL, she was the daughter of the late William Floyd Coffee and Eva Jane Greathouse Coffee.

She graduated from Harrisburg IL, High School and was an avid St. Louis Cardinalís baseball fan. She retired as a nursing home administrator from Country Club Manor, Harrisburg, IL, and was a Methodist.

Her two husbands, John W. Thomas and Jack A. Sivyer preceded her in death..

Surviving are one daughter, Geri L. Thilking and husband, John of Lynchburg, VA; one son, John W. Thomas and wife, Jacqueline of Sugar Grove, and seven grandchildren, Bryan, Eric, FElicia and CAitlin Thomas of Sugar Grove and Jefferey, Bryan and DAvid Thilking of Lynchburg, VA. 

She was also preceded in death by  one brother, Billy J. Coffee. 

A private graveside service will be held today at Sugar Grove. .

Notes of condolence mya be sent to John Thomas at HC 70 Box 43K, Sugar Grove, WV  26815. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin.

Herbert L. Kimble, 84

Herbert Lloyd Kimble, 84, of Harrisonburg, VA, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at Avante Nursing Home in Harrisonburg, VA.

Mr. Kimble was born June 15, 1922, in Upper Tract and was the son of the late Riley V. and Grace Maude Kimble.

He was a World War II veteran and served with the 744th engineering Division of the U.S. Army Air Force in Italy. He was a heavy equipment operator for Langley Fellows, Inc., in Northern Virginia and worked during the construction of Dulles Airport. He also was a member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church for 25 years.

His wife of 57 years, Treva L. Kimble, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Victoria Michael of Richmond, VA, and Dixie Barrett of Locust Grove, VA; a brother, Maurice Kimble of Upper Tract; two sisters, Myrtle Lough of Ohio and Sue Dudley of Monterey, VA; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Max Fisher conducted the funeral Saturday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, VA. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg, VA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1477, Harrisonburg, VA 22803 or the Alzheimerís Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611-1676.

Martha Rebecca Alt

Martha Rebecca Alt, 88, of Elkins Regional Health Center in Elkins, and formerly of Petersburg, died on Monday, June 11, 2007, at the center.

Born on July 21, 1918, in Brushy Run, she was a daughter of the late Jacob A. and Mary "Molly" Rexrode Hedrick.

Mrs. Alt attended school at the Alt Schoolhouse and had retired from the Petersburg Bag Company and Windsor Knit. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Petersburg VFD Ladies Auxiliary and the Memorial Church of the Brethren.

Her husband, Arthur C. Alt, whom she married on Aug. 1, 1934, preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 2006.

Surviving are two daughters, Rosalie Leatherman of Alamogordo, NM, and Elinor Evans of Beverly; a son, Arthur C. "Buddy" Alt Jr. of Valley Bend; three sisters, Elva Ratliff and Mary Alexander, both of Harrisonburg, VA, and Juanita Miller of Luray, VA; two brothers, Vernon and Jacob A. Hedrick Jr., both of Harrisonburg, VA; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Condie Hedrick and Pete Hedrick; and one sister, Hadie Hartman. 

Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg, by the Rev. Harold Cullers officiating. Burial will be in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Carol L. Greathouse

Carol Lee Greathouse, 61, of Bartow died Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at her home.

Mrs. Greathouse was born May 12, 1946, at Elk Mountain and was the daughter of the late Richford Lambert and Delphia Arbogast.

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

On Nov. 15, 1963, she married Johnny R. Greathouse, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Susan Ann Lambert of Bartow, Amanda L. Currence of Durbin and Nancy Mauzy of Old Fields; two sons, Guy R. Greathouse and Tony Greathouse, both of Bartow; a sister, Connie Tingler of Bartow; three half-sisters, Judy Lambert, Linda Lambert and Teresa Lambert; six half-brothers, Lawnie Lambert, Eugene Lambert, Kenneth Lambert, Paul Lambert, David Lambert and Bryan Lambert; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one brother and one granddaughter.

The Rev. Mark McCallister conducted the funeral Sunday at the Chapel of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial was in the Lambert Family Cemetery at Elk Mountain.

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