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 17 July 2008

Letha M. Woolwine, 60

Letha Mae Woolwine, 60, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2008, in the Davis Memorial Hospital. She suffered from multiple sclerosis and had been in declining health.

Mrs. Woolwine was a lifelong resident of Kerens until she became a patient at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center in 1999.

She was born Sept. 1, 1947, at Elkins and was a daughter of the late Louie and Zetha Murphy-Vandevender.

She was a 1965 graduate of Elkins High School. She worked as a secretary at Farm Credit until becoming disabled. She attended the Hart's Chapel Church at Kerens and was a member of the Randolph Chapter No. 74 Order of the Eastern Star. Letha never met a stranger and was well known for her infectious smile and wonderful sense of humor.

In 1965, she married Roy F. Woolwine, Jr.

Surviving are her two daughters, Julie Blosser and her husband, Rick of Kerens and Marie and her husband, Jason of Sparland, IL, three grandchildren, Tyler Phillips, Genevieve Grace and Samuel Isaac, two brothers, William Vandevender of Pennsylvania, and David Vandevender of Kerens; and an aunt, Bonnie Murphy of Riverton..

A funeral service was conducted Wednesday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home, Elkins, with Pastor Ken Shiflet officiating. Interment followed in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center Activity Fund, 1175 Beverly Pike, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. 

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Grace B. Dyer

Grace B. Dyer, 94, of Franklin and formerly of Fort Seybert, W.Va., died Friday, July 11, 2008, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.

Mrs. Dyer was born June 13, 1914, in Franklin and was the daughter of the late Gordon Boggs and Elsie Byrd Boggs.

She had attended Shepherd College and West Virginia University. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fairview-Bethel United Methodist Church.

On May 22, 1942, she married James N. Dyer, who preceded her in death Feb. 17, 1983.

Surviving are a daughter, Kitty B. Dyer of Dodge City, KS; a son, James R. “Bob” Dyers of Fort Seybert, a sister, Mary Ann Etherton of Indiana; nine grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, John Boggs; and one sister, Elizabeth Boggs. 

Pastor Mark James will conduct the funeral Monday at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin. Burial was in Fairview-Bethel Cemetery in Fort Seybert.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fairvew-Bethel United Methodist Church, in care of Beth May, HC 69, Box 236, Fort Seybert, WV 26802.

Lester R. White, 88

Lester Roland White, 88, a resident of Whitmer, passed away July 4, 2008, at his residence. He had been in declining health for the past year.

He was born May 23, 1920, at Whitmer, a son of the late John Wesley White and Rosa Rosetta Lough White.

Mr. White attended the school at Oceola, Randolph County. He was a veteran of World War II having served as a medic in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific. After he returned from military service, he worked in the timber industry in the Cass area. He worked for the West Virginia division of Highways at Harman until his retirement. He was an active member of the Whitmer Church of God.

On Sept. 8, 1949, he was married to the former Betty Jean Vance, who preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 2007.

He is survived by ten sons, Kenneth White and wife, Debbie of Newark, OH, Harry White of Rock Hill, SC, Gary White and wife, Belinda, of Whitmer, Phil White and wife, Sally, of Topton, NC, James White and wife, Johnnie Mae, of Fort Mill, SC, William White of Whitmer, Donald White and wife, Kerry, of Spencer, IN, Larry White and wife, Bonnie, of Red Creek, Leonard White and wife, Sandy, of Salisbury, NC, and Brian White of Whitmer; seven daughters, Mrs. Harry (Carolyn Sue) Hardy of Parsons, Mrs. Wayne (Patricia) Lambert of Beverly, Mrs. John (Karen) Shaver of Charlotte, NC, Peggy Owens of Catawba, SC, Mrs. Olie (Joyce) White of Bowden, Mrs. Gary (Catherine) VanDevender of Whitmer and Mrs. Doug (Mary) Knight of Denver, NC; and a daughter-in-law, Melodee White of Elkins; 25 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one son, John White; two sisters, Mary Ridge and Anna Thompson; and two brothers, Otha and Elmer White.

A funeral service was held July 8 from the Job Church of God with Pastor Steve Bailey and Pastor Todd Rhodes officiating. Interment followed at Laurel Hills Cemetery at Whitmer. Full military rites were accorded at the graveside by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Whitmer Church of God, c/o Angie Roy, Box 93, Whitmer, W.Va. 26293.  

Nolan R. Shreve Sr., 85

Nolan Roosevelt Shreve Sr., 85, of Moorefield died Friday, July 11, 2008, at the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA.

Mr. Shreve was born May 3, 1923, in Pendleton County, and was a son of the late Harvey Shreve Sr. and Gettie Kimble Shreve.

He retired from American Woodmark and was a member of the Tannery Chapel Presbyterian Church.

His wife, Della See Shreve, survives.  

Also surviving are two daughters, Iris Shreve of Baltimore, MD, and Jennifer Shreve of Moorefield; a son, Nolan R. Shreve Jr.; a stepson, Gene See, both of Moorefield; two sisters, Mary Kimble of Upper Tract, and Diana Shrader of Middletown; two brothers, Parker Shreve of Harrisburg, PA, and Harvey Shreve Jr. of Wardensville; one grandson; one great-grandson; five step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

Pastor Katherine Jackson conducted the funeral Tuesday at the Moorefield Presbyterian Church. Burial followed at the Olivet Cemetery in Moorefield.

Elmore Funeral Home, Moorefield, was in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Russell Hedrick, 73

Russell Lee Hedrick, 73, of Harrisonburg, VA, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, VA.

Mr. Hedrick was born May 21, 1935, in Franklin and was the son of the late Goldie Hedrick Smith.

He was a maintenance supervisor at Young Medical Center in Cleveland, OH, before retiring in 1988. He had formerly worked at Herman Hollar Orchards in Timberville, VA, Valley Produce in Harrisonburg, VA, and Nielson Construction. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren.

On Oct. 28, 1961, he married the former Gladys Coffman, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Ronald Lee Hedrick of Bridgewater, VA, and John Russell Hedrick of Weyers Cave, VA; a half-brother, Carroll H. Smith of Fulks Run, VA; and four grandchildren.

The Rev. J.D. Glick conducted the graveside funeral 10 a.m. Friday in the Bank Mennonite Church Cemetery in Hinton, VA. Following the graveside service, the Rev. Glick will also conduct a memorial service at the Sunrise Church of the Brethren in Harrisonburg, VA.

Memorial contributions may be made to RMH Heart and Vascular, 235 Cantrell Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22801, or Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, 1700 Reservoir St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Grandle Funeral Home, Broadway, VA.

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