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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 20 June 2002

Lola Mae Lambert

Mrs. Lola Mae Lambert, 92, of Franklin, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at the home of her daughter, Katie George, with whom she lived.

She was born Feb. 10, 1910, at Osceola and was the daughter of the late George Homan Eye and Mary Elizabeth Moyers Eye.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Smith Creek Church of the Brethren for 80 years, being the oldest member of the congregation. She served 73 years in the church Ladies Aids Society. She was the 1984 Pendleton county Mother of the Year and the 1988 Pendleton County Belle.

On May 7, 1927, she married Esta John "Keggy" Lambert, who preceded her in death on April 9, 1983.

Surviving are five daughters Kathleen Kettlewell of Wheeling, Imogene Tingler of Elkins, Dottie Miller of Beltsville, MD, Linda Lambert of Truxton, NY, and Katie George of Franklin; four sons, Clinton Lambert of Marina, CA, Russell Carroll Lambert of Harrisonburg, VA, Ervin Dale Lambert of Bridgewater, VA, and Benny Lambert of Grottoes, VA; two sisters, Irene Allamong of Winchester, VA, and Erma Johnson of Suffolk, VA; 20 grandchildren, including one granddaughter whom she raised, Barbara Miller of Rockville, MD; 18 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and a special beloved pet, Taz.

She was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, George and Poldi Lambert, and two sons-in-law, Lee Kettlewell and Bruce Tingler.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. , Friday, June 14, 2002, at the Smith Creek Church of the Brethren with Pastor Max Fisher and Pastor Dan Ludwick officiating.

Burial was in the Cedar Hell Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorials may be made to the Smith Creek Ladies Aids society, c/o Nancy Scott, Franklin, WV, 26807.

Funeral arrangemetns were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.


Thomas C. Severance, 67

Thomas Charles Severance, 67, Franklin, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at his home.

Born Dec. 8, 1934, at New London, WI, he was the son of the late Charles and Marcella Severance.

Mr. Severance served 30 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a CPO/E7. He was a member of the Pendleton American Legion Post #30.

On July 6, 1963, he married Goldie Michael Severance, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, Michael T. Severance of Franklin; one sister, Mary Pulizos of Milwaukee, WI; and five grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.


Verna M. Puffenbarger, 89

Verna Mae Puffenbarger, 89, of Brandywine died Monday, June 17, 2002, at Avante in Harrisonburg, VA.

Mrs. Puffenbarger was born July 6, 1912, in Brandywine, and was the daughter of the late Robert P. Mitchell and Dora Jane Eye Mitchell.

She was a homemaker and a member of Riverside United Methodist Church.

On Aug. 1, 1933, she married Lester V. Puffenbarger, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Theore "Ted" Puffenbarger and Billy Puffenbarger, both of Brandywine; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

The Revs. Harvey Nicholson and Charles Miller conducted the funeral at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Riverside United Methodist Church, Brandywine. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery in Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin.

Memorial donations may be made to the South Fork Rescue Squad.


Cecil "C.T." Owen , Jr., 48

Cecil Thomas "C.T." Owen, Jr., 48, of Franklin, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at his home.

Mr. Owen was born May 23, 1954, in Marion, VA, and was a son of Anna Sue Fisher Owen of Lynch Station, VA, and the late Cecil Thomas Owen, Sr.

He was a Staff Sgt. with the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the Wayside Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Andrea Owen and Staci Owen, both of Franklin; a son, Loren Owen, Franklin; a sister, Staff Sgt. Patricia Owen of Lynch Station, VA; two brothers, Terry Owen of Oak Ridge, TN, and Scott Owen of Harding, PA; and his grandmother, Phyllis Musser of Alta Vista, VA.

Pastor Dan Ludwick and Chaplain Balzora conducted the graveside service at 11 a.m. June 11 at Pine Crest Memorial Gardens near Franklin with military rites by the Sugar Grove U.S. Navy Color Guard.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.


Harry Wilson Hartman

Harry Wilson Hartman, 89, of Franklin, West Virginia, died at his home Thursday, June 13, 2002, surrounded by the generous love of family and friends.

Harry was born July 13, 1912, at Smith Creek, the ninth child of the late Isaac Perry and Lucy Vandevander Hartman.

He labored at various skills throughout his life, but his favorite was carpentry. Harry was especially honored to serve his country during World War II working with telecommunications in the army.

Baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at age 19, he remained an active member.

He was first married to Nora Lynn Moyers, Nov. 1, 1948. Later he married Jessie Simpson Hartman on Dec. 1, 1984, who survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children , three step-children and their spouses. Ronnie and Betty Kimble, Brandywine; Jon and Sheila Lundquist, Ligonier, PA; Lyle and Margaret Hartman, Brandywine, Larry and Donna Simpson, Harrisonburg, VA; Matt and Tabby Simpson, Franklin; Steve Simpson, Roanoke, VA. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren; Monica Smith and Husband, Chris Smith, Buckhannon; Darren, Latrisha, and Natalie Kimble, Brandywine; Patrick Tyler, Jordan, and Kyle Lundquist, Ligonier, PA; Thomas Hammer, and Isaac Hartman, Brandywine; Tiffany and Rebecca Simpson, Harrisonburg, VA; Hillary Carter, and Dustin Simpson, Franklin; one great-grandchild, Ryan Smith; two sisters, Dora Murphy and Vergie Simmons, Franklin; one brother-in-law, Kermit A. Judy, Franklin.

Preceding him in death are two daughters, Schandra Marlene and Danita Lenora; one grandchild, Dallas Perry Lundquist; three brothers, Charlie, Arthur, and Tom Hartman; eight sisters; Retta Pennington, Bessie Lambert, Fannie Bodkin, Gertie Lambert, Martha Simmons, Mary Johnson, and Nettie Moyers.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 17, at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with Bishop David Hartman, President Kelly Harman, and Bishop Richard Warner. Interment was in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin. Military rites were performed by the veterans' organizations of Grant County and the JROTC of Grant County, with a dedicatory prayer by Elder John Lundquist. Arrangements were by Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin.

Memorials may be made to Pendleton County Rescue Squads, or Isaac and Lucy Hartman family reunion fund, c/o Margaret Hartman, HC 74 Box 20C, Brandywine, WV 26802.

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