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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 

July 12, 2012

Kenneth Bowman, Jr., 70

Kenneth W. Bowman, Jr., 70, of Dunlap, TN, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center after a long illness.

Mr. Bowman was born on November 2, 1941 at Mount Jackson, VA a son of the late Kenneth W. Bowman, Sr. and Vivian Lamma Poole.

Mr. Bowman was a member of Morningstar Lutheran Church in Mount Jackson, VA. He was a retired coal miner and was owner of Cagle Mountain Stone in Dunlap, TN.

Surviving are a companion, Karen Wheeler of Dunlap, TN; two sons, Larry Bowman and wife Debbie of Lewisburg, and Scotty Bowman of Ghent; daughters, Faith Grizzle and Chrystal Joyce and husband Brian, both of Beckley; a brother, Richard H. Bowman and wife Nancy of Richmond, VA; sisters, Virginia Rich and husband Steve of Eads, TN, Doris Brackenrich of Franklin, and Jeannie Poole of Eads, TN; six grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews; also, a stepson, Toby.

A memorial service was held Saturday at Morningside Lutheran Church, Mount Jackson, VA with Rev. Steve Whitten officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

The guest book may be signed at

McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg, is in charge of the arrangements.

Bruce Hedrick, 76

Bruce Sheldon Hedrick, 76, of Harrisonburg, went to be with the Lord on Sunday July 1, 2012 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, VA.

He was born February 7, 1936, in Ruddle, and was the son of the late Neal Andrew and Mary Meadows Hedrick.

Mr. Hedrick retired after 30 years of service to the Indiana Bell Telephone Company, where he worked as a Maintenance Technician. He loved to hunt and fish with his brothers, loved to work in his vegetable garden, and was known by many as a great cook and well-rounded individual.

On June 20, 1997, he married Patricia H. Hedrick, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Patricia Hedrick, Barbara Hedrick, and Susie Hedrick; two brothers, Marvin Hedrick and Glenn Hedrick; and two sisters, Loretta Crider and Goldie Howell.

He was also preceded in death by a step-son, Steven Hedrick; three brothers; and two sisters.

A funeral service was held Friday at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisonburg with Rev. Randy Miller officiating. Burial followed at Rawley Springs Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1477, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Marie Kimble

Marie Doris (Stump) Kimble, 80, of Franklin passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

She was born on April 16, 1932, in Petersburg, the daughter of the late Vinceon Alston and Phoebe Jane (Kile) Stump.

Mrs. Kimble was a 1951 graduate of Petersburg High School, and a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church and the ladies auxiliary. She retired in 1993, after 31 years of service with Westinghouse Electric Co. in Baltimore, MD. After 40 years in Baltimore, MD, the Kimbles moved back to West Virginia.

On Sept. 2, 1961, she married Daniel (Johnnie) Kimble, who lives survives.

Also surviving are a a sister, Dallie Stump of Grant County Nursing Home, in Petersburg, and three generations of nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Rupert, Marlin, Raymond, and Mervin Stump, and two sisters, Glenna Stump and Neva Kesner.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Franklin with Rev. Robert Anderson, Pastor Rita Beeman and Pastor Greg Rotruck officiating. Interment was in Cherry Hill Cemetery, Upper Tract.

Memorials may be made to Walnut Street United Methodist Church or Cherry Hill Cemetery, c/o Leta Kimble, treasurer, PO Box 636, Franklin, WV 26807.

Memorial and words of comfort may be left at

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

Marion V. “Bill” Wimer

Age 88, of Franklin, WV, died Saturday, at Pendleton Manor in Franklin.

He was born June 13, 1924 at Moyers and was a son of the late Marion Wimer and Mattie Moates Wimer.

A 1942 graduate of Franklin High School he was a veteran having served in the US Army during World War II.

He was a parts manager for Sites Chevrolet and had worked for the WV Division of Highways. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, VFW Post 9666 and American Legion Post 30.

On December 23, 1946, he married Bonnie Hoover Wimer, who survives.

Also survived by a daughter Linda Fay Rexrode and husband, Gerald of Sugar Grove; two sons: Vernon Lee Wimer and wife, Shirley and Jerry Allen Wimer and wife, Ann, all of Franklin; one sister: Ella Mae Rexrode of Pendleton Manor, Franklin; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers: Warren Wimer, Edwin Wimer and Galen Wimer; and two sisters: Ruby Chambers and Cleo Taylor.

Funeral services were held at Kimble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin with Pastors Craig and Wendy Richter, officiating. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Hospice, PO Box 416, Franklin, WV 26807 or Pendeton Manor, PO Box 700, Franklin, WV 26807.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Charlotte W. Depoy

Charlotte Marie Whetzel Depoy, 77, a resident of Harrisonburg, VA, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012.

Mrs. Depoy was born on April 26, 1935 in Linville, VA and was the daughter of th late Joseph E. And Lottie Virginia Huffman Whetzel.

She worked in the dietary department for 35 years at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, VA.

On May 23, 1959, she married Weldie R. Depoy, who preceded her in death on March 3, 1989.

Surviving are a daughter, Carrol King and husband, Charles of Franklin; a sister, Iva Boyers of Staunton, VA; five grandchildren, Angie Simmons, Ashley Phillips, Ronnie Forbus, Charles Robert King and Joseph Michael King; 11 great-grandchildren, Hannah Marie Simmons, Alaska Rae Kimble, Lilly Faith Phillips, Levi Shawn Phillips, Layla Rayne Phillips, Taylor Marie Forbuys, Kristopher Scott King. Charles William Isaac King, Chloe Elizabeth King, Gavin King and Heather King.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Weldie “Tommy” Depoy, who passed away on Feb. 12, 2011.

Funeral services were held Friday at the McMullen Funeral Home Chapel., Harrisonburg, VA, with Pastor Ken Dolan officiating. Burial followed at Linville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin Rescue Squad, PO Box 727, Franklin, West Virginia 26807.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Jack Lee Cutlip. 61

Jack Lee Cutlip, age 61, of Franklin, died Monday, July 9, 2012 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.

Born on January 17, 1951 at Sutton, to the late William Henry and Mary Jane Lewis Cutlip.

Mr. Cutlip attended schools in Braxton County. He was retired from Pilgrims Pride and Wampler Poultry, where he worked in the live hanging department.

Surviving are three brothers, Bruce Cutlip of Franklin, Ralph Cutlip and wife Patricia, and Ira Cutlip and wife Maggie, all of Goochland, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl; and a sister, Virginia Pearl Kline.

A graveside service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Exchange.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Basagic Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Franklin, WV 26807.

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