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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 

July 26, 2012

Ronald Lambert, Sr.

Ronald "Eugene" Lambert, Sr., age 74 of Christiansburg, VA, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2012 at the residence of his sister, Betty Jennings.

He was born on May 3, 1938 at Cherry Grove, the son of the late Arodie (March 27, 1978) and Julia Katherine Arbogast Lambert (Oct. 14, 1985).

Mr. Lambert attended Pendleton County Schools on Elk Mountain and he did farm work for Jerry Warner farms.

He was married to Reva Linda Wimer Rittenour of Woodstock, VA.

Surviving are three daughters, Kathy Lambert of Broadway, VA, Peggy Erby of Texas, Janet Pepperman of Edinburg, VA; four sisters, Freda Wimer and husband Carl of New Market, VA, Ann Knight and husband Elmer of Edgewood, MD, Reta Dickey and husband Joe of Huntington Township, PA, Betty Jennings and husband Bill of Christiansburg, VA; seven grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Ronald E. Lambert, Jr. (Oct. 8, 1980); a daughter, Linda Sue; and a brother, Delmer.

A graveside service was held Monday at Lambert Family Cemetery, Cherry Grove with Bishop Jay Hartman officiating.

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

Memories and words of comfort may be left at

Billy Puffenbarger, 70

Mr. Billy Allen Puffenbarger, 70, of Brandywine, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA.

He was the son of the late Lester V. Puffenbarger and Verna Mae Mitchell Puffenbarger.

His wife, Norma R. Puffenbarger, preceded him in death on March 28, 2006.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Kimble Funeral Home were incomplete at press time.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Clifford Dickenson, 85

Clifford I. Dickenson, 85, of Charlottesville, VA, passed away peacefully at his residence in Rosewood Village on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

He was born on August 2, 1926, in Phillippi, to Arleta Simmons Dickenson and Ivanhoe Dickenson.

Mr. Dickenson served in the United States Navy as well as the United States Coast Guard. He attended The Graduate School of Consumer Banking at The University of Virginia and was employed as Vice President of Nations Bank for many years. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed photography.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Morris Dickenson of Charlottesville, VA.

Also surviving are three sisters, Geneva Nutwell of Clinton, MD and Juanita Miller and Jerolene Southerly, both of Bridgewater, VA; two brothers, Ronald Bennett of Avante Nursing Home, Hasrrisonburg, VA, and Richard Bennett of Fredricksburg, VA; and many nieces and nephews.

As per Mr. Dickensonís wishes no service will be held. Friends may sign the guest register at

Martha L. Bailey, 86

Martha L. Bailey, 86, of Spotsylvania County VA, passed away July 23, 2012 after a two- year battle with cancer.

She was born February 13, 1926, in Riverton, and was a daughter of the late Beula and Austin Judy.

Mrs. Bailey was a long-time resident of Columbia, SC before relocating to Fredericksburg, Virginia in 2006 to be near family. She enjoyed the simple things in life, especially getting together with family members to play her favorite card game, setback.

Her husband, Jack Bailey preceded her in death.

Surviving are a sister, Dessie Brendle of Glen Burnie, MD; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Hansel, and Ed Judy; a sister, Norma Smith; and her long-time sweetie, Leroy Lominick.

A graveside service will be held today at 11 a.m. in Long Cane Cemetery in Abbeville, SC.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Shives Funeral Home, Columbia, SC.

Memorial donations to Mary Washington Hospice, of Fredericksburg, VA, 22407.

John D. Judy, Sr.

John D. Judy, Sr., 73, of Franklin passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley following an extended illness.

Born Nov 14, 1938, in Franklin, he was a son of the late Leo Judy and Susan Bodkin Judy.

Mr. Judy was an avid outdoorsman; he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also had a passion for his horses. He was a member of the Smith Creek Church of the Brethren and served in the United States Air Force.

Surviving are two sons, John D. Judy, II, and wife, Traci of Cool Ridge, and Edward Judy and Wife, Joette of Alderson; and two grandchildren, John Benjamin Judy and Kaden Elijah Judy.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Judy; and a sister, Charlotte Hammer.

In honor of Mr. Judyís wishes, he was cremated and there will be no services.

Provate online condolences to the family may be made at

Arrangements wee under the direction of the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home-Shady Spring Chapel, Shady Spring.

John Long

John Long, age 80 of Seneca Rocks, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2012 at Pendleton Manor in Franklin.

He was born at Onego, on August 18, 1931, the son of the late Sheridan and Mary Jane (Vance) Long.

Mr. Long attended North Fork Schools. He was a Woodsman and Farmer, and worked for the Jersey Shore Bureau in the Incinerator, Jersey Shore, PA. He enjoyed fishing, watching western cowboy movies, and watching traffic from his window.

Surviving are a brother, Kermit Long of Jersey Shore, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Warren, Earl, Milton, Fred, Grover; and four sisters, Anna Mae Long, Bertie Heavner, Beulah Cook, and Hazel Mallow.

Funeral services will be held Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Basagic Funeral Home with Rev. Stanley Kile officiating. Interment will be at North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

The family will receive friends this evening, 6 p.m. to- 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Memories and words of comfort my be left at

Kermit Adam Judy

Mr. Kermit Adam Judy, age 94, of Franklin, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the home of his daughter, Jennie Hott.

He was born March 3, 1918 at Timber Ridge near Circleville, and was the son of the late Early Thomas and Monna Roxie Sponaugle Judy.

Mr. Judy was a 1936 graduate of Franklin High School and attended Shenandoah College in Dayton, VA.

He worked for 21 years at the sawmill in Franklin under Sam Byrd, B.J. Aulde and Max Ruddle, the West Virginia Division of Highways, and retired in April of 1985 after sixteen years as an electrician for Navy Civil Service at the Sugar Grove Naval Base. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Franklin and enjoyed woodworking and puzzles.

On April 2, 1939, he married Buanna Cornelia Hartman Judy, who passed away on August 8, 1999.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Harman and husband, Kelly of Harrisonburg, VA, and Jennie Hott and husband, Jeff of Franklin; one son-in-law, George Wilson of Bridgewater, VA; eight grandchildren, Gregory Harman and wife, Kathy of Hagerstown, MD, Tracy Brewer and husband, John of Albuquerque, NM, Matthew Wilson and wife, Vikki of Lexington, KY, Lori Efird of Staunton, VA, Abbie Cannon and husband, Jim of Hendersonville, NC, Allie Ross and husband, Wayne of Des Moines, IA, Emilie Hott and Adam Hott and wife, Katie all of Franklin; 23 great-grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Ryan, Jennifer and Darren Harman, Steven, Jason and Jeffrey Brewer, Kyle, Kayleigh, Nathan, Ashleigh and Ryleigh Wilson, Alexander, Maggie and Andrew Efird, Trey, Jackson, Samuel and Shelbie Cannon, Audrey, Olivia and Whitney Ross; Three brothers, Gayle Judy and wife, Hester of Luray, VA, Earl Judy of Castleton, VA, Gary Judy and wife, Carole Faye of Glasgow, VA; Three sisters, Bernice Fortner of Fairmont, Ina Kuehl and husband, Dick of Pinehurst, NC, Patty Sponaugle and husband, Harold of Franklin.

Also preceding him in death were a daughter, Harriet Wilson, a great-granddaughter, Hope Wilson, two brothers, Guy Judy and Richard Judy and one sister, Ethel Hall.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Franklin with Bishop Jay Hartman presiding. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery at Franklin.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.

Memorials may be made to Pendleton County Rescue Squad, PO Box 727, Franklin, WV 26807.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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