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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

   14 July 2005 

Margie Ludwick, 83

Margie Judy Cook Ludwick, 83, of Petersburg, died Monday, July 4, at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Mrs. Ludwick was born Nov. 6, 1921, in Smoke Hole, and was the daughter of the late George Gabriel Judy and Florence Kimble Judy. 

She ws a member of the Bethel Church of the Brethren. 

Her first husband, Brook A. Cook, preceded her in death in 1970.  Her second husband, Willard R. Ludwick preceded her in death in 1997.  


Surviving are a son, Larry Cook of Canton, GA; two daughters, Fayette Deak of Bel Air, MD, and Polly Long of Sautee, GA; two stepdaughters, Kelly Dodd of Romney and Cynthia Whetzel of Keyser; a sister, Alta Conrad of Dinwiddie, VA; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Biser and Kermit Judy; three sisters, Rhoda Stump, Verda Whetzel and Minnie Shreve; one half brother, Charles Kimble; and one half sister, Minnie Kimble.

Pastor Greg Rotruck and Pastor Craig Howard conducted teh funeral Friday at the Schaeffer funeral Home in petersburg.  Burial was in the Lahmansvile Cemetery in lahmansville.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Church of the Brethren or the Landes Ruritan Club. 

Dolan R. Lantz

Dolan Ralph Lantz, 77, of Penn Laird, VA, died Saturday , July 9, 2005, at Avante at Harrisonburg, VA. 

Mr. Lantz was born Sept. 23, 1927, in Upper Tract and was the son of the late Victor Alfred Lantz and Ella Effie Wimer Lantz. 

He was a truck driver for Shenandoah Poultry and was a member of the Smith Creek Church of the Brethren. 

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy M. Hartman Vandevander Lantz, whom he married Feb. 18, 1949; two sons, Delbert Leon Lantz of Elkton, VA, and Edwin Ralph Lantz of Grottoes , VA; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ivan J. Lantz, Kermit L. Lantz and ARlen V. Lantz. 

The Rev. Stanley Kile conducted the funeral Tuesday at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.  Burial was at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin. 

Claud Bergdoll, 86

Claud Anderson Bergdoll, 86, of Arthur died July 11, 2005, at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.

Mr. Bergdoll was born April 16, 1919, in Rough Run and was the son of the late David H. and Dolly Hinkle Bergdoll. 

He was a sawyer, logger and timberman, and was a member of the Petersburg Memorial Church of the Brethren.  

Survivors include his wife, Evolena Virginia Whetzel Bergdoll; a daughter, Betty Lee Kimble of Arthur; a son, Delmas Claud Bergdoll of Arthur; a sister, Ethel Yokum of Petersburg; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two great-grandsons, one brother, Homer L. Bergdoll; and one sister, Virgie Mae Sites.

Pastor Harold Cullers will conduct the funeral at 1 p.m today at the Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg.  Burial will be at Lahmansville Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the family, c/o Evolena Bergdoll, 1449 Patterson Creek Rd., Arthur, WV 26847. 

Joyce Vivian Ruddle

Joyce Vivian Ruddle, 72, of Fort Seybert died Monday, July 11,2005, at her home.

She was born Marcy 14, 1933, at Moorefield and was the daughter of the late Russell and Gladys Foltz Whittington. 

Her step-mother, Bertha Whittington, also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Carmel church of the Brethren at Milam, a member of the Peru Home Extension club, a volunteer at Pendleton Nursing Home and an active member of the Peru Community Center. 

On May 31, 1952, she married Arlie L. Ruddle, who survives.  

Also surviving are one daughter, Tracy Ruddle of Brandywine; five sons, Russell Ruddle, Jeffrey Ruddle and Lester Ruddle, all of Fort Seybert, Michael Ruddle of Derwood, MD, and Scott Ruddle of Moorefield; three sisters, Betty Fertig of Moorefield, Jean Puffenbarger of Fort Seybert and Beverly Eader of Kensington Md; 13 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; nine step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Toni, and one grandchild.  

Funeral services will be at 11;00 a.m. today at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin with Rev. Shryl Smith officiating.  Burial will be at Pine Hill Cemetery at Brandywine.

The family received friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.    

Delmer Stonestreet, 71

Delmer Ronald Stonestreet, 71, of Petersburg, died Sunday, July 10, 2005, at the Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin.

Mr. Stonestreet was born July 12, 1933, in Maysville and was the son of the late Elmer Aaron Stonestreet and Anna Dayton Stonestreet. 

He was a timberman and an Army veteran of the Korean War.  

Survivors include two sons, Ronald A. Stonestreet of Cabins and James D. Stonestreet of Fisher; a sister, Mary L. Berg of Maysville; three grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn and Charles Stonestreet; two sisters, Dorothy Miles and Rosalie Karitis; two half brothers, Lester and Eston Stonestreet; and three half sisters, Irene Sams, Artie Turner and Zola Dixon.

The Rev. Joseph Gerstell conducted the funeral Tuesday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Burial was at South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens in Petersburg with military honors by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County and the JROTC.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

Dale S. Hedrick, 52

Dale Stanley Hedrick, 62, of Broadway, VA, died July 6, 2005, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA. 

Mr. Hedrick was born April 25, 1953, in Ruddle and was the son of the late Arlin and Catherine Smith Hedrick. 

He was a machinist at Tyco in Mount Solon, VA.  He was a member of Timberville Church of the Nazarene and Woodmen of the World.

On Dec. 7, 1975, he married the former Phyllis Zirkle, who survives.  

Also surviving are a son, Gary DeBourney Baker, Jr., of Harrisonburg, VA; a daughter, Amanda Ann Hanning of Harrisonburg, VA; five brothers, Roger Hedrick of Harrisonburg, VA, David Rodney and Gary Hedrick, all of Upper Tract, and Donald Hedrick of Timberville, VA; two sisters, Kitty Calhoun of Linville, VA,. and Susie Harold of Upper Tract; and one granddaughter. 

Pastor Roger Dove conducted the funeral Sunday at the First Church of the Nazarene in Harrisonburg, VA.  Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg, VA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1920 H medical Ave., Harrisonburg, VA  22801. 

Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway, VA, was in charge of funeral arrangements.  

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