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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 8 August 2002

Leo Junior Simmons

Leo Junior Simmons, 71, of Brandywine, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at his residence in Brandywine.

Mr. Simmons was born April 6, 1931, in Cave and was the son of the late Charles Edward Simmons and Jennie Florence Rexrode Simmons.

He was a retired knife sharpener after 19 years at Rocco of Dayton, VA. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the St. Johns Lutheran Church.

In 1976, he married Joanne Ruth Helmick Simmons, who survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Brenda McClellan, Harrisonburg, VA; three sons, Roger (Ann) Botkin, Herndon, PA, Carl (Pam) Botkin and Scott (Juanita) Botkin, all of Mt. Solon, VA; one sister, Glenna Harper, Dayton, VA; one brother, Claude Simmons, Franklin; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by three brothers, Elbert, Olin and Edward Simmons; and four sisters, Dorothy Dawson, Lona Warner, Lillian Puffenbarger and Stella Koontz.

Teh Rev. Dr. Cecil D. Bradfield conducted the funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandywine.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns Lutheran church, c/o Charlotte Hoover, HC61 Box 23A, Moyers 26815.


Carl S. Ingle

Carl S. Ingle 89, died July 21, 2002, in Jacksonville FL.

Mr. Ingle was born August 7, 1912, in Keokuk, IA, and moved to Jacksonville, FL, at the age of 10.

He was a 1929 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and in 1933 obtained a degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was in ROTC and a captain of the swimming team. Mr. Ingle served six years of active in the U.S. Army during World War II and remained in the Army Reserves for over 30 years, attaining the rank of colonel. After the war he worked as a licensed underwriter for New England Mutual Life Insurance Co. for 40 years.

In 1942, he married Verda Waldrop Wilson of Greenville, NC. They celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary last fall.

He was active in a number of community organizations, including 30 years of service with the American Red Cross, where he served as chapter chairman, and the Visiting Nurses Association, where he served as long-time member of the board of directors.

A man of unwavering faith, he attended Saint Marks Episcopal Church for 55 years, where he served on the vestry and was appointed treasurer of the Episcopal Province by Bishop Juhan, who maed him "Man of the Year."

An avid swimmer and world traveler, he enjoyed these pleasures until a few years before his death. Those who were privileged to know him knew him as a man of great integrity and Christian principles. An unfaltering family man, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Verda Wilson Ingle of Jacksonville, FL; a brother John P. Ingle, Jr., Jacksonville, FL; a sister, May Ingle Bobbitt; children, Frank W. Ingle, Palo Alto, CA, Carolyn E. Ingle of Franklin, and Verda W. Ingle, Boone, NC; grandchildren, Amy Cavagnaro, Benjamin Beasley, Joseph Morris and Katherine Morris; and great-grandchildren, Kayla Cavagnaro and Amelya Cavagnaro.

A memorial service was held at Saint Marks Episcopal Church on Wednesday, July 24, at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Red Cross or to Saint Marks Episcopal Church, 4129 Oxford Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32210.

Geroge H. Hewell & Son Northside Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Charlie A. Meadows

Charlie A. Meadows, 76, formerly of Franklin, passed away July 23, 2002, at his residence in the Ohio Veterans Home (OVH), Sandusky, OH, from mutliple illnesses.

Mr. Meadows was born July 24, 1925, in Ruddle and moved to Ohio in 1959 living in Vermilion, OH. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired as an inspector from the Lorain Ford Assembly Plant in 1987 after 28 years.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 7676 and UAW Local 425. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, flea markets, playing guitar, and visiting West Virginia.

Survivors are his wife of 48 years, Guilda Meadows of Vermilion, OH (daughter of Virgie Simmons of Franklin); four daughters, Mary Lou (Thural) Williams, Jr., of Tampa, FL, Cindy (Wayne) Traster of Loraine, OH, Wanda Adkins of Perrysburg, OH, and Kathy (Brian) Logdon of Huron, OH; a son, Charlie (Carol) Meadows, Jr., of Norwalk, OH; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lona Ruddle of Franklin; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Ema Meadows; one sister, Annie Armentrout; and three brothers, Grayson, Carl and Hubert, all formerly of the Franklin area.

Military honor service was held July 26 at the Ohio Veterans Home with a closing of John Denver's song, "Take Me Home Country Roads." Cremation followed and burial will be determined at a later date in Franklin. An engraved brick paver will be placed in the new "Memorial Walkway" located on the OVH Campus.

Toft Funeral Home & Cremation of Sandusky, OH, handled memorial arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the Ohio Veterans Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.

Janice M. Smith, 60

Janice M. Smith, 60 of West Hollywood , CA died Saturday , Aug 3, 2002 at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, CA.

She was a daughter of Catherine H. Smith of Franklin and the late Myrick G. Smith.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and under direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.


Stanley L. Smith, 85

Stanley Lawrence Smith, 85, of Nitro, died July 11, 2002, after a sudden illness.

Mr. Smith was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on May 27, 1917, the son of the late Howard Stanley Smith and Helen Logue Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Margie Edwards Smith; and four brothers and one sister.

Survivors include daughters, Helen S. Harman of Luray, VA, and Rebecca S. Jordan of South Lake, TX; sons John L. Smith of Hurricane and Richard S. Smith of St. Albans; brother Ronald "Zip" Smith of Nitro; sister Eleanor Williams of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A lifelong resident of Nitro, he graduated from Nitro High School in 1936. He retired in 1980 from American Viscose Corp., where he had worked since 1937 as a foreman/supervisor and a member of the Foreman's Club. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Nitro since 1934. He was an avid golfer and charter membe rof Sleepy Hollow Golf Club.

He was a devoted father and grandfather and recently celebrated a joyous 85th birthday with family and friends.

Services were held July 15 and burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park in St. Albans.

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