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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 4 July 2002

Beverly J. Walker, 60

Beverly Jean Walker, 60, of Brandywine, died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at her home.

Mrs. Walker was born Nov. 21, 1941, in Corpus Christi, TX, and was a daughter of the late David Harris Sr., and Lucy Elaine Winningham Harris.

She retired from the activities department at Pendleton Nursing Home after 22 years of service and was a member of the Brandywine Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Sherman Walker; three daughters, Murl E. Greer of Harrisonburg, VA, and Michelle S. Pacleb and Melissa G. Spangler, both of Knoxville, TN; five sons, Clifton M. Greer, Jr., of Bridgewater, VA, Farrel M. Greer, Brandywine, Timothy J. Greer, Honolulu, HI, Jonathan T. Greer, Wheeling, and Benjamin I. Greer, Franklin; a sister, Ruby Chapman, Buna, TX; three brothers, Tommy Winningham and David Harris, Jr., both of Ingleside, TX, and Darryl Harris of California; and nine grandchildren.

The Revs. Tracy Fletcher and Calvin Bailey and Pastor Jim Harrison conducted the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at the Brandywine Baptist Church. Burial was at Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandywine.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pendleton Nursing Home or the South Fork Rescue Squad.

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


Dr. Loy William Shreve

Serivces were held Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m., at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel for Loy Williams Shreve of Uvalde, TX, with Revered Jack Calk officiating.

Mr. Shreve died June 11, 2002, at Vitas Hospice in San Antonio, TX, at the age of 75.

He was born Oct. 8, 1926, in Smoke Hole.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army 5th Infantry Regiment 71st Division, 3rd Army under Gen. George Patton.

He was married to Josephine Shreve in Council Bluff IO, on Nov. 10, 1951.

Shreve began his professional career as a forester in the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

He received his doctorate from Kansas State University and worked as an extension forester while there.

In 1976, he moved to Uvalde, TX, and began work at the Texas A & M Research and Extension Center as extension horticulturist. His expertise in fruit and nut production was known worldwide and he shared his knowledge internationally during trips to China, Romania, Hungary, Albania, Mexico and New Zealand.

Shreve retired on Sept. 30, 1991.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years; one daughter, Marilyn Joy Miller of San Antonio, TX; two sons Loy William Shreve, II, of San Angelo, TX, and Dugal Alan Shreve of Uvalde, TX; one sister, Bonnie Handler of Fort Lauderdale, FL; three brothers, Estyl C. Shreve of Franklin, Dona Bardon Shreve of Fredericksburg, VA, and Cletus Dale Shreve of Smoke Hole; and five grandchildren.

Interment followed the services at Hillcrest Cemetery, Uvalde, TX.


David Arlen Lantz

David Arlen Lantz, 59, of Mechanicsville, VA, and formerly of Herndon, VA, and Franklin, died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, VA, following surgery for the removal of a brain tumor.

He was born June 10, 1943, at Ruddle and was the son of the late Arlen and Margaret "Maggie" Simmons Lantz and the grandson of the late Victor and Ella Lantz and the late Eston and Alice Simmons.

He retired July 1, 1998, as a regional garage supervisor from Dominion Virginia Power after 34 years of service. He had served in the U.S. Navy. He was devoted to his family and friends, was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading.

On August 7, 1964, he married Sylvia Walker Lantz, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, David Arlen Lantz, II, and his wife, Shawn of Frederick, MD; two sisters, Virginia Fitzwater of Charleston, and Betty Hall of Harrisonburg, VA; one brother, Victor Lynn Lantz of Cedar Grove; one granddaughter, Jessica Quigley of Frederick, MD; and one special niece, Barb Hamilton of Franklin.

A memorial service was held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin with Rev. Stanley Kile officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 3 Forest Street, New Canaan, CT 06840.

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