Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

28 July 2011

Arvin Junior Hoover

Arvin Junior Hoover, 81, of Brandywine passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at Hospice Care Regional Impatient Center in Elkins.

He was born in Brandywine on Feb. 2, 1930, the son of the late Luman Lester and Cora Alice Kuykendall Hoover.

Mr. Hoover attended Brandywine Schools, was a member of First Baptist Church in Brandywine and worked for Marvel and Wampler Poultry Plants.

On March 23, 1957, he married Polly Ann Hutchens Cayton, who survives in Brandywine.

Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Leo Hoover, and a sister, Thelma Kuykendall.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin with Rev. James Jennings officiating.

Family received friends on Wednesday, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Following services, Mr. Hoover’s body was cremated.

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

Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com 

Arthur Dale Hedrick

Arthur Dale Hedrick, 66, of Riverton passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born in Riverton on April 10, 1945, the son of the late Brozie and Mary Hedrick Harper.

Mr. Hedrick attended Pendleton County School, was a farmer and a member of the Valley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Josephine Day of Riverton has been Mr. Hedrick’s caretaker and companion since Oct. 5, 1997.

Surviving are a sister, Anna Marie Mallow and husband, Charles of Riverton; a nephew, Wesley Robert Mallow of Riverton; and a niece, Jessica Leanne Mallow of Riverton.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin with Rev. Robert Baer, Jr. and Pastor James Sims officiating. Burial was in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

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

Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com

Dolan Burrell Bennett

Dolan Burrell Bennett, 77, of Seneca Rocks passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Hospice Care Regional Impatient Center in Elkins.

He was born in Teterton on Dec. 4, 1933, the son of the late Burrell and Genevieve Harper Bennett.

Mr. Bennett attended Circleville High School and was a member of the North Fork Baptist Church in Riverton.

He was a Korean War Veteran of the US Air Force. He was employed for 33 years at LTV Steel Mills in Youngstown, OH.

On Aug. 15, 1953, he married Shirley Mallow Bennett, who survives in Seneca Rocks.

Also surviving are a daughter, Kathi Darlene Propst and husband, Charles of Seneca Rocks; a sister, Carolyn Kremer and husband, Don of Seneca Rocks; and a granddaughter, Lara Vainavicz and husband, Jeremy of Portage, MI.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Herman Bennett.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the North Fork Baptist Church, Riverton, with Pastor Roger Gorby officiating. Interment was at North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Memorials may be made to Grant County Commission on Aging.

Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg.

Martha S. Hickman

Martha S. Hickman, 83, passed peacefully on Sunday July 17, 2011, at Birch Gardens in Fishersville, VA.

Born and raised in Riverton she was a 62-year resident of Waynesboro, VA and was the daughter of the late Madeline Judy Simmons and Lester Clyde Simmons.

She was a bookkeeper for Crompton-Shenandoah before marrying and becoming a homemaker and was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She was a sweet country girl with a kind and gentle spirit and sparkling green eyes. She made the yummiest cookies and cared well for her family and friends.

Her husband, Robert Hickman, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two children, Robert Hickman and Amy Hickman; her sister, Nancy Poleo; and her best friend of 50 years, Mary Ann Batten.

She was also preceded in death by her three sisters, Ruth Simmons, Mary Pugh and Faye Nottingham; an three brothers, Wayne Simmons, Jake Simmons and Paul Simmons.

Services will be private.

For their kind and compassionate care when it was most needed, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah, PO Box 215, Fishersville, VA 22939.

Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences on line at www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes and Crematory, Waynesboro, VA.

Daniel Lysle Miller

Daniel Lysle Miller, 54, of Upper Tract, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 21, 1956, in Petersburg and was a son of Mary Ann (Alt) Miller of Spotsylvania, VA, and the late Dewey Scott Miller.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are two brothers, Mark Miller of Spotsylvania, VA, and Alan Miller of Rixeyville, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Aug. 6 at 11:00 a.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery with Pastor Charles D. Twigg officiating. Inurnment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Miller family, c/o Mary Ann Miller, 12507 Lee Lake Drive, Spotsylvania, VA. 22551.

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