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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 

June 28, 2012

Charles Roy Hammer

Charles Roy Hammer, age 87 of Franklin, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2012 at Pendleton Manor.

He was born in Franklin on August 30, 1924, the son of the late Roy Lloyd and Grace Moyers Hammer.

Mr. Hammer was a 1943 graduate of Franklin High School. He retired as a Supervisor from Hanover Shoe Company. He had formerly worked at Dailey Shoe Factory in Harrisonburg, VA. He was a farmer and a sawyer, and he attended Friends Run Church of the Brethren.

On June 20, 1946 he married Kitty Ruddle, who lives in Franklin.

Also surviving are two daughters, Carol Ann Propst of Franklin, Lura Catherine Thompson and husband, Michael of Cumberland, MD; a son, Charles Edward "Ed" Hammer and wife Patricia of Franklin; a foster sister, Nickie Harman-Smith of Bedford, VA; five grandchildren, Charles Edward Hammer II and Anna Steele, Jared Isaac Hammer and Melissa Holmes, Erin Kristin Hammer Eye and husband Michael, Cassandra Blair Thompson, Seth Michael Thompson; five great-grandsons, Jeremy, Bradlee, Keith, Dylan, and Tristyn; and a faithful companion and friend "Buddy".

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Harry Byrd Hammer and a sister, Serena Joyce Judy.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin with Rev. Shyrl Smith and Rev. Daryl Ritchie officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Pendleton County Rescue Squad or Pendleton Manor.

Memories and words of comfort may be left at

Sandra Louise Mongold

Sandra Louise Mongold, age 64, of Franklin, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012 at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown.

She was born December 15, 1947 in Harrisonburg, VA and was the daughter of Pauline M. (Sites) Mongold of Maysville, and the late Homer "Max" Mongold.

Ms. Mongold had previously worked at the New Frontier Motel and Restaurant and Pendleton Manor in Franklin, WV. She was also a caregiver for Home Health.

Also surviving are one son, Randy L. Mongold of Sugar Grove; two brothers, Larry S. Mongold of Augusta, and Ronnie W. Mongold of Fort Ashby; and several aunts, uncles and nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Homer Maxwell "Maxie"Mongold Jr. and her grandparents.

Funeral services were Friday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home with Pastor Joseph Gerstell officiating. Interment was in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Petersburg.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Ethel Rodgers Sherman

Ethel Virginia Rodgers Sherman, age 93, of Arthur, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Grant Memorial Hospital.

She was born January 30, 1919 in West Union, and was a daughter of the late Okey Pratt and Mary Elizabeth (Cumberledge) Pratt.

Mrs. Sherman graduated from Doddridge High School in 1934. She was one of the first recipients of the West Virginia Golden Horseshoe Award. She graduated from Nurses Aid Training in 1962. She retired in 1987 from American Woodmark in Moorefield, WV after 19 1/2 years.

Her greatest joy was her family and her flowers

She was twice married and preceded in death by both husbands, Edwin Rodgers and William Brooke Sherman.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are seven Sons: Dallas E. Rodgers of Washington, DC, Clayton D. Rodgers Sr. of Arthur, with whom she resided, Forrest G. Rodgers Sr. of Franklin, Robert W. Rodgers of Baltimore, MD, Richard A. Rodgers Sr. and wife Tammy of Petersburg,Dawn G. Rodgers and wife Amanda of Moorefield, Douglas B. Rodgers Sr. of Augusta; three daughters, Patricia A. Slifer and husband Stanley of Spavinow, OK, Mary E. Hedrick and husband Foster of Maysville, Martha K. Alt and husband Denton of Upper Tract; 34 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, four great-great Grandchildren; two special friends: Debra and Donald Dolly of Petersburg, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Samuel H. Rodgers, one daughter, Laura Jean Kemp; three grandchildren, Richard Allen Rodgers Jr., Casey Allen Rodgers and infant Teresa Lynn Hedrick; one infant great-grandson, Jerry Ray Schell; two brothers, Lester Dale Pratt and Clayton Pratt and an infant half sister, Lillian Pratt.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home with Rev. Rita G. Beeman and her son, Forrest Rodgers. Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Grant Memorial Hospital Activity Fund, P.O. Box 1019, Petersburg, WV or Potomac Highlands Shrine Club, PO Box 1001, Petersburg, WV 26847 or Charity of Choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Thelma R. Greenhalgh

Thelma R. Greenhalgh, of Yorktown, VA., passed away at home June 20, 2012.

She was born in Ruddle, and was the youngest daughter of the late Jared B. And Ida Waggy Smith.

Mrs. Greenhalgh and her husband moved around the country before settling down in Virginia when he retired from the U.S. Navy in 1968. In her younger days Thelma had many occupations, from salesclerk to dog groomer and was an avid bowler and a shuffleboard champion. She loved nature and would watch the squirrels and birds in her flower garden for hours at a time. She also loved babies and nothing pleased her more than holding an infant.

Her husband, Charles “Chuck” H. Greenhalgh, whom she married in 1948, preceded her in death.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Charles H. Greenhalgh Jr., Karen Henry and her husband Jim, Vicki Rowe, adopted daughter, Sharon Wooters and family; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews two brothers-in-law, Barth Sites and Vernon Brisson; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Smith.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers. Elmer, Raymond, Lacy and Eston Smith; and six sisters, Edith Lambert, Beulah Bible, Myrtle Bible, Evelyn Hendrickson, Arlene Brisson and Loraine Sites.

Burial was held Tuesday at Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, VA 23434.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters or the Shriner's Hospital for Children.

Arrangements in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, Newport News, VA.

Richard Dyke Mallow

Richard Dyke Mallow, age 90, of Harrisonburg, VA, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at his home with his family and his long faithful companion cat, Prissy, by his side.

He was born in Deer Run, on May 30, 1922, the son of the late Jay M. and Sylva Harman Mallow.

His wife, Leona "Polly" Thompson Mallow, preceded him in death on November 23, 2000.

Mr. Mallow retired in 1996 after more than 36 years as a Grade-A dairy farmer in Rockingham County. Mr. Mallow graduated from Franklin High School in Pendleton County WV. He was a veteran, having served in the Army during World War II.

Surviving are two daughters, Ruda Kay Smith and Sue M. Parker and her husband, Samuel T. Parker, Jr., and four grandchildren, Heather Smith, Joshua, Jason and Jonathan Parker all of Manassas, VA; a sister-in-law and close friend, Clara Mallow, of Upper Tract; a first cousin, Ann Harman Ferrucci of Florida and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, William M. Smith; two brothers, Gerald R. and Ralph H. Mallow; and two sisters, Helen Sherwood and Ella Kathryn Mallow.

Funeral services with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post #27, Dayton, VA, were held Sunday at the Chapel of the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home with the Minister Bob Horn officiating. Interment was in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Sentara Hospice Services of Harrisonburg, VA; or American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be sent to the Mallow family at


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