Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

  9 August 2007

Edward Washburn, 83 

Edward "Lee" Washburn, 83, of Franklin died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. 

He was born July 23, 1924, in Highland County, VA, a son of the late Willie Edward and Mary Ellen (Snyder) Washburn. 

Mr. Washburn served i9n the U.S. Navy during WW II in the Pacific Theater.  He retired form Kerr - McGee Corp. and had worked at Vepco Pump Storage Facility in Bath County, VA.  

On May 1, 1947, he married Margaret Joyce Newcomb, who preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 1991. 

He is survived by two daughters, Mary Margaret Warner of Harrisonburg, VA, and Sandra Clair Washburn of Franklin; a granddaughter, Vicki W. Gery, and her husband, Andy of Harrisonburg, VA; a sister, Ann Lee Warren of Craigsville, VA; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, William Clarence and Robert Lee Washburn, and two sisters, Rose Marie and Mary Grace Washburn. 

A funeral service was conducted Tuesday at the Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell, VA, with the Rev. Andre Crummett officiating.  Burial was in Blue Grass Cemetery, Blue Grass, VA. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzhemier's Association, Harrisonburg Regional Office, PO Box 310, Harrisonburg, VA 22803.   

Margaret May Lockard

Margaret May Jeffers Lockard, 82, of Franklin died Aug. 6, 2007, at Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg. 

She was a homemaker, attended Mason County schools and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, Upper Tract. 

On July 11, 1950, she married Charles E. Lockard, who survives.  

Also surviving are two daughters, Frances Jenkins of Franklin and Charlotte Stephens of Bedford, VA; one son, Edward Lockard of Franklin; one sister, Mary Sisk of New Haven; two half sisters, Anna May Vrocksmith of Gibsonburg, OH, and Barbara Meadows of Point Pleasant; one half brother Junior Lee Sisk of New Haven; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  

She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Sue Fields, one brother, Johnnie Jeffers, and two sisters, Annabelle Higgon bolton nd Dorothy Skaggs. 

Funeral services will be held today at the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin, with Pastor Glenn Sites officiating.  Burial will be in Fields Cemetery, Nettie (Nicholas County). 

Memorials may be made to the family, in care of Charles E. Lockard, HC 72 Box 33B, Franklin, WV  26807. 

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

Joseph Chesney, Jr., 51

Joseph J. Chesney, Jr. "Big Joe", 51, of Coatesville, PA, died Friday AUg. 3, 2007, at his home. 

Mr. Chesney was born Aug. 5, 1955, in Secane, PA, and was the son of the late Joseph J. Chesney, Sr., and Adele Marmus Chesney. 

He graduated from Upper Darby High School and received a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Maryland in 1978.  He retired from the GEO Pence Supply Company in 2005.  He enjoyed fast cars and music and was voted by the Lynyrd Skynyrd band as their biggest diehard fan. 

Survivors include his wife, Charlene D. Thompson Chesney; a son, Chrsitopher James Chesney; a daughter, Jennifer Lee Chesney; three grandchildren, Maggie, Katie and Patrick; and grandmother-in-law, Myrtle Thompson of Franklin.  

The Rev. Kevin Hand will conduct a graveside service at 10 a.m. today at NOrth Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, Box 4777, New York, NY 10163. 

The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.  

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