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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 18 July 2002

Mary J. Harman, 87

Mary Jane Mallow Harman, 87, of Rough Run, died Friday, July 12, 2002, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg. She has lived at Grant County Nursing Home for the past year.

Mrs. Harman was born April 3, 1915, in Kline and was a daughter of the late Evan Perry Mallow and Jessie Zoe Dahmer Mallow.

She attended St. Johnís Academy in Petersburg and was a member of Hedrick Chapel of United Methodist Church. She retired as a cook from Petersburg High School.

Mrs. Harman was a member of Southern States Farm Home Advisory Committee and was formelry active with the election poll precinct. She was a member of the former Rough Run Homemakers.

Her husband, Marvin Earl Harman, preceded her in death on April 30, 1998.

She survived by a son W. Douglas Harman of Morgantown; a daughter, Beverly Yokum of Petersburg; a sister , Hazel Mallow Dahmer of Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The Revs. Michael E. Taylor and Ricahrd L. Longbon conducted the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at Hedrick Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Kline Cemetery, Kline.

Friends were received Sunday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hedrick Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Frances Phares, PO Box 834, Petersburg, WV 26847, Grant County Nursing Home, 27 Early Ave., Petersburg, WV 26847 or a charity of choice.


J. Lee Temple, 87

J. Lee Temple, 87, of Keyser, died Friday, July 12, 2002, at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD.

Born on January 25, 1915, at Oak Flat, he was a son of the late Harry L. and Virginia (Davis) Temple. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Lee "jennie" Temple and a brother, Alva D. Temple.

Mr. Temple attended St. Johnís Academy in Petersburg and graduated from Franklin High School and Shepherd College. He also attended West Virginia University. Early in his career, Mr. Temple taught school at Circleville High School, served as assistant postmater of Franklin and as assistant cashier at the Pendleton County Bank in Franklin. In 1945, he accepted a position with theNational Bank of Keyser and retired in 1978 as bank president. He served as president of the WV Bankerís Association in 1974-75. He was a member and past president of the Keyser Lions Club, member and past master of Pendleton Lodge #144, A.F.& A.M., Franklin; past patron of Alkire Chapter #10, Order of the Eastern Star, Keyser and a member of the Royal Arch Masons, Osiris Shrine Tmeple and the Upper Potomac Shrine Club.

Mr. Temple was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Keyser, where he served as an administrative board member and treasurer as well as on many different communities. His involvement in community affairs was wide and varied and included serving as past president of the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce, board member of Burlington United Methodist Family Services and as a member and chairman of the Keyser Housing Authority. He also loved to travel and especially enjoyed his trips to Alaska and the Canadian provinces.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Ruth (Vance) Temple; one daughter, Rose Ann Hanna of Maine and hsuband, Michael of K eyser; one sister Margaret T. West of Gerogetown, DE; two grandhcildren JoAnn (Hanna) Hall and husband Jeff of Dallas, GA, and Joseph Lee Hanna and wife Alicia of Morgantown ; three great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Hall, Virginia Kathryn Hanna and Sarah Hanna and a large number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev.Alvin L. Guyon officiating.

Interment was in the Pine Hill cemetery, Brandywine, where gravesite Masonic rites were accorded.

The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Grace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 40,Keyser,WV 26726.

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