Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,
12 August 2004
Pauline G. Hedrick
Pauline Grace Hedrick, 83, of Seneca Rocks, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at her home.
Mrs. Hedrick was born Jan. 10, 1921, at Mouth of Seneca, the daughter of the late Burl Harper and Ella Grace Painter Sites. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Cletis Sites Sr.
She retired as a teacher from Pendleton County with 38 years of service. She was a member of High Rock United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School. She graduated from Davis & Elkins College and ws an active member of the Pendleton county Farm Bureau, serving as chairman of the county women's committee for a number of years.
On June 2, 1958, she was married to Joe Kennie Hedrick, who survives.
She is also survived by a half sister, Joan Hedrick of Petersburg; and two half brothers, Harlan Sites of Belington and Bill Sites of Riverton.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Cetis Jr., Jackie, Holly and Gene; and one sister, Ruth Hedrick.
The Rev. Barbara Rexroad conducted the funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday at High Rock United Methodist Church. Burial was at the Hedrick family cemetery in Seneca Rocks by Basagic Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pendleton County Rescue Squad or a charity of choice.
Robert Aumann, 87
Robert R. "Bob" Aumann, 87, of Franklin died Sunday, Aug 8, 2004, at Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin where he lived for the past 9 years.
Mr. Aumann was born may 20, 1917, in Detroit, MI, and was the son of the late Francis Aumann and Margaret Costanope Aumann.
He retired from Wolverine Tool Company and served in the U.S. Air Corp during World War II. He was Catholic by faith.
His wife, Anna Merle Snyder Aumann, preceded him in death in May, 1952.
He is survived by a daughter Linda Salvador of Chesterfield Township, MI; a son, Jerry Aumann of Franklin; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pastor Jerry Smith conducted a graveside service at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Franklin.
Funeral arrangements were by Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.
Geneva "Maw" Hammer
Geneva "Maw" Hammer, 87, of Franklin died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA.
Mrs. Hammer was born March 15, 1917, in Tanner (Gilmer County) and was the daughter of the late George Gilbert Brooks and Almira Cunningham Brooks.
she was a retired cook at Dahmer's Restaurant and Thompson's Restaurnat. She was a member of the Hammer Church of the Brethren.
On Aug. 8, 1936, she married Howard Harper "Jake" Hammer; he preceded her in death Jan 8, 1987.
Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Kemper of Franklin; a son, Denzel Hammer of Roanoke, VA, and Anchorage, AK; seven grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by one brother, George Brooks, and one sister, Bonnie Harris.
Pastor Dan Ludwick Conducted the funeral at 2 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin. Burial was in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pendleton County Rescue Squad.
Ralph L. Frye, 76
Ralph L. Frye, 76, Martinsburg, passed away at home on July 29, 2004.
He was born Nov. 23, 1927, to the late Melvin C. Frye, Sr., and Emma Butts Frye.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Martinsburg since 1938 and a member of the Equality Lodge #44 A.F. and A.M., also in Martinsburg.
He retired from Musselman Foods, where he specialized in food production. He loved gardening and cooking wonderful meals for his family.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sadie (Rexrode) Frye, formerly of Moyers; two daughters, Lisa Webb and Kim Funk; one son, Kevin L. Frye; six grandchildren, Brad Frye, Geoff Frye, Kyle Webb, Courtney Webb, Kasey Webb and David Frame; and two great-grandchildren, Ryan Frye and Jordan Frame.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin C. Frye, Jr., a sister, Brenda Kneisley and one half brother, Jack Butts.
Funeral services were held Aug. 1 at the Rosedale Funeral Home Chapel, Martisnburg, with Pastor Ed Taylor officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 112 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454.
Jack Douglas Smith, 77
Jack Douglas Smith, 77, of Bunker Hill and formerly of Keyser, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at City Hospital.
Mr. Smith was born October 4, 1926, in Keyser and was a son of the late Ross Smith and Irene Cornell Smith.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, and was attached to the 501st Air Service Group. After 35 years, he retired as a foremen from Allegheny Ballistics Laboratory, Cumberland, MD, in 1984. He and his wife owned and operated K.E. Black Enterprises, Inwood, for 20 years. He was a member of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association and a life ember of the Keyser VFW Nancy Hanks Post #0041. He enjoyed spending much time at his Smoke Hole property.
Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Kathryn Black Smith; one brother, Ronald L. Smith of Joppa, MD; several nieces and nephews; and a life-long friend, Dr. Donald L. Kiser of Keyser.
He was also preceded in death by an infant son, and an infant brother, Frederick Dane Smith.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, American Cancer society, or the Salvation Army.
Local arrangements were by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.
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