Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,

17 June 2010   

Hoover H. Miller

Hoover H. Miller, 81, of Seneca Rocks passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at his residence.

Mr. Miller was born at Mouth of Seneca on Aug. 19, 1928, the son of the late Scott Day Miller, Sr. and the late Martha Jane Wolford Miller.

He was a farmer, a timberman and a Methodist.

On Nov. 12, 1948, he married Hester Rebecca Nelson, who survives at Seneca Rocks.

Also surviving are six daughters, Lois Dasher of Ft. Seybert, Loretha Allen and husband, Mitch, and Linda Barger, all of Cabins, Lisa Kimble and husband, Harlan of Petersburg, Lucille Waggy and husband, Harold of Franklin, and Lucy Ketterman of Maysville; four sons, Lewis Miller and wife. April, Lenny Miller and wife. Susan, Larry Miller and wife. Jennifer, Ashley Miller and wife. Jennifer, all of Seneca Rocks; three sisters, Shirley Tanko and husband. John of St. Petersburg, FL, Betty Jowers and husband. Roy of Tarpon Springs, FL, Chloe Turner of Maysville; 28 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Leon Ferrel Miller (8-22-93); a daughter, Lily Faith Miller (10-27-68); four brothers, Scott Miller, Jr., Denton Miller, Mason Miller and Glen Miller; and; four sisters, Ruth Champ, Nellie Berg, Nola Dieter and Bonnie Turner.

Funeral  services were held Monday at the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg with Rev. Joseph Eversole officiating.  Interment was in the Miller Family Cemetery, Seneca Rocks.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Lenny Miller, HC 59 Box 13, Seneca Rocks, WV  26884 or to the Basagic Funeral Home, PO Box 400, Petersburg, WV  26847.

Hester Rebecca Miller

Hester Rebecca Nelson Miller, 80, of Seneca Rocks passed away on Friday, June 11, 2010, at her residence.

Mrs. Miller was born at Seneca Rocks on June 27, 1929, the daughter of the late Walter E. Nelson, Sr. and Cora Mable Alt Nelson.

On Nov. 12, 1948, she married Hoover H. Miller, who preceded her in death on June 10, 2010.

Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.

Surviving are six daughters, Lois Dasher of Ft. Seybert, Loretha Allen and husband, Mitch, and Linda Barger, all of Cabins, Lisa Kimble and husband, Harlan of Petersburg, Lucille Waggy and husband, Harold of Franklin, and Lucy Ketterman of Maysville; four sons, Lewis Miller and wife, April, Lenny Miller and wife, Susan, Larry Miller and wife, Jennifer, and Ashley Miller and wife, Jennifer, all of Seneca Rocks; a sister, Dora Whetzel and husband, Isaac of Petersburg; 28 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Leon Ferrel Miller (8-22-93); A daughter, Lily Faith Miller (10-27-68); four brothers, Walter Nelson, Jr., Alva Nelson, Sr., Burl Nelson, and Oney Nelson; and three sisters, Annie Turner, Pearl Burgess and Minnie Ours.

Funeral services were held Monday in the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg with Rev. Joseph Eversole officiating.  Interment was in the Miller Family Cemetery, Seneca Rocks.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Lenny Miller, HC 59 Box 13, Seneca Rocks, WV  26884 or to the Basagic Funeral Home, PO Box 400, Petersburg, WV  26847.

Nellie F. King

Nellie F. King, 61, of Scottdale, PA, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 13, 2010, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born July 8, 1948  in Manassas, VA, a daughter of Retha Mae Steele, who survives.

Mrs. King was a well-known and active resident of the Scottdale, PA, community, having been employed by the Scottdale Bank and Trust, as well as operating Nellie’s Place in Scottdale, PA, for many years.  She was a member of Pennsville Baptist Church and former member of the Scottdale Women’s Garden Club.

Her devoted husband of 46 years, Charles H. King, Jr., survives.

Also surviving are her children, Bonnie Blackburn and her husband, Steve, Lisa Williams, Charles L. King and his wife, Gerri, and Jeff King; five grandchildren, Alyssa and Zachary Berch, Stephen Blackburn, and Alexis and Ava King; a daughter-in-law, Peace King; and three brothers, Wesley Eye; David Eye and Bobby Eye.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Eye.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Graft-Jacquillard Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Scottdale, PA, with Rev. Dr. Terry V. Murray officiating.  Graveside committal services and interment followed in the Scottdale Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pennsville Baptist Church, 3298 Richey Road, Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666.

For online condolences visit www.gjfuneral.com.

Nora Reel

Nora Reel, 92, of Petersburg passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

Ms. Reel was born April 14, 1918, at Dorcas to the late John and Mary E. Parsons Reel.

She was a member of the Petersburg Church of God.  She loved and enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Borror of Petersburg; two sons; Lee Reel of Petersburg and Wayne Reel, Riverton; one sister, Dora Reel of Upper Tract; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Reel; three brothers, Leander Reel, William “Bill” Reel and Charles Reel, Jr.; and three sisters; Violet Yankey, Anna Lee Hess and Louella Rogers.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg with Pastor Aaron Davidson officiating.  Interment was in Cherry Hill Cemetery, Upper Tract.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of Linda Borror, HC 33 Box 32, Petersburg, WV 26847 or the Basagic Funeral Home.

Dorsey E. Hornick, 63

Dorsey Eugene Hornick, 63, of Conover, NC, died Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, NC.

Born on Dec. 1, 1946, in Randolph County, he was the son of the late Dorsey Hornick and Mary Wyatt Hornick.

Mr. Hornick was stationed in Germany while serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Conover, NC, and worked as a mechanic at Newsome Tire Co. in Newton, NC.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Barbara Beachler Hornick; two sons, Charles Hornick and his wife, Mary, of Conover, NC, and Chris Hornick of Vale, NC; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Hornick, Kaitlin Hornick and Matthew Hornick; one sister, Josephine "Jo" Hornick of Broadway, VA; two brothers, Howard Hornick and his wife, Pat of Harrisonburg, VA, and Dale Hornick of Charlottesville, VA; his loving niece, Mary Taylor and her husband, Larry of Harrisonburg, VA; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Freda Hornick, and one brother, Dempsey Hornick.

A memorial service was held May 25 at First United Methodist Church, Conover, NC.  The Rev. Mickey Moree officiated.

Those who wish may make memorials to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 235, Conover, NC 28613 or to the American Heart Association, 222 South Church Street, Suite 303, Charlotte, NC 28202

Condolences may be sent to the Hornick family at www.drumfuneralhome.com.

The Hornick family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.

Paul D. Vance

Paul D. Vance, 89, of College Park, MD, passed away on Monday, June 14, 2010.

Born March 14, 1921, in Ohio and raised in Seneca Rocks, he was the son of the late Omar and Blanche Day Vance.

He was an accountant for a plumbing company in College Park, MD.

His wife, Virginia H. Vance, survives.

Also surviving are two sisters, Ruth V. Fields and June V. (James) Stull; and many loving family members.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home, Silver Spring, MD.  Interment was in Fairview Cemetery of Bedford County, Artemas, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Harry Simmons, 50 

Harry “Paul” “Bunyan” Simmons, 50, of Hightown, VA, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010, at his home.

He was born June 30, 1959, in Hot Springs, VA, a son of the late Harry Junior “Saul” and Edith King “Edie” (Colaw) Simmons.

Mr. Simmons was a US Army veteran and a farmer.  He was a member of Hightown United Methodist Church, an avid outdoorsman and loved to listen to Allegheny Mountain Radio.

His wife of 29 years, Vicky Roberts Simmons, survives.

Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jessica Elaine and Jeff Liller of Moorefield; a granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Liller, whom he adored; two aunts, Margaret (Colaw) Smith of Monterey, VA, and Millie and husband, Lewis Shumate of McDowell, VA; an uncle, Keith Simmons of Monterey, VA; four cousins, Steve and Jeff Shumate, Charles Smith and Donna Childress; and a special second cousin, Lyle Smith.

A memorial service was conducted Wednesday at the Simmons homeplace, Hightown, VA, with the Rev. Richard Gibson and Rev. Andre Crummett officiating.

In keeping with his desire to hear the church bell ring again at Hightown United Methodist Church, memorial contributions may be made to Hightown United Methodist Church, Bell Fund, c/o Anna Lee Rexrode, 1564 Maple Sugar Rd, Hightown, VA or Highland County Rescue Squad, PO Box 268, Monterey, VA 24465.

Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell, VA, was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Pauline Smith, 89

Pauline Smith, 89, of Sugar Grove died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at her home.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Obaugh Funeral Home, McDowell, VA, were incomplete at press time.

A. Oran Ketterman

Arlie Oran Ketterman, 74, resident of the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, and formerly of Seneca Rocks, died Friday, June 11, 2010, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

He was born Dec. 24, 1935, in Onego and was the son of the late Arlie V. Ketterman and Beulah (Harper) Ketterman.

Mr. Ketterman was a member of Seneca Rocks United Methodist Church, where he was active when he attended.  He loved hunting and fishing.

Surviving are one brother, Hancel R. Ketterman and wife, Linda of Seneca Rocks; one sister, Arvella Haren and husband, John J. of Warren, OH; two nieces, Karen Elliott of Harrisonburg, VA, and Deloris Haren of Warren, OH; and two nephews, Allen Ketterman and Richard Ketterman, both of Harrisonburg, VA.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Randall and Delbert Ketterman and two infant brothers, Dolan and Ivan Ketterman.

Funeral service were held Tuesday at Seneca Rocks United Methodist Church with Pastor Barbara K. Rexroad and Rev, Earl Bible officiating.  Interment was in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Memorials may be made to the Seneca Rocks United Methodist Church, c/o Sherry Auville, treasurer, HC 81 Box 108, Onego, WV 26886 or Grant County Nursing Home, 27 Early Avenue, Petersburg, WV 26847.

Martha Shifflett, 87

Martha Evelyn “Mamow” Shifflett, 87, a resident of Avante Nursing Home, Harrisonburg, VA, died Friday, June 11, 2010.

Mrs. Shifflett was born on May 9, 1923, in Onego and was the daughter of the late Zenie Mae Harper Pennington.

She was previously employed at Stahli’s Silk Mill and Virginia Valley Processors.  She was a homemaker who loved the outdoors and spending time with her grandchildren.  She was a member of Mount Olive Presbyterian Church.

On Nov. 22, 1942, she married Edward “Dutch” C. Shifflett, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Patsy Evelyn Miller and husband, Gary of Hinton, VA, and Kay Botkin and husband, Eugene of Harrisonburg, VA; one brother, Norman Pennington of Dayton, VA; three grandchildren, Sherry Miller, Michael Miller and Jon Miller; four great-grandchildren, Eric Miller, Justin Miller, Hunter Miller and Heather Miller; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Shifflett was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

Pastor Roger Dove conducted a funeral service Monday at the McMullen Funeral Home Chapel, Harrisonburg, VA.  Burial followed at Rawley Springs Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, 1501 N.W. Ninth Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mcmullenfh.com.

Robert S. Ruddle, 84

Robert “Hambone” S. Ruddle, 84, of Las Cruces, NM, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2010.

Mr. Ruddle has no survivors.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Eleanor, a step-son, Donald Gene-Hodson Ruddle, his mother and father, Robert and Anne Ruddle of Franklin and a brother, Robert Boome.

He worked in federal service at White Sands Missile Range and retired after 40 years.  He served in the U.S. Army and Navy from 1943 to 1954 in the South Pacific in WWII, and in South Korea during the Korean War.  He was a recipient of the Bronze Star in the Asia Pacific Theater in WWII.

He was a long time member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and did long time maintenance work at the church.

Funeral services were conducted on June 1 at Getz Funeral Home with burial immediately following at the Hillcrest Cemetery at the gazebo.

To sign the local online guestbook, go to www.GetzFuneralHome.com

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