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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 15 August 2002

Janice Marlene Smith

Janice Marlene Smith, age 60, of Beverly Hills, CA, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, after a short illness, at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, CA.

Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 13, 1941, in Pittsburgh, PA, and was the daughter of Myrick G. Smith of Pittsburgh, PA, and Catherine H. Smith, formerly of Franklin.

He graduated from High School in Pittsburgh, PA, and went on to Weber College in Babson Park, FL, where she took up merchandising and retailing. After graduating, she moved to Chicago, IL, and was employed at Marshall Fields.

After leaving Marshall Fields, she went to California and then to Hawaii, where she was employed at Hawaii Hotel during public relations work. This is where she met her future husband, Kenneth Smith. They were married two and one half years when Mr. Smith had a tragic drowning accident.

After the death of her husband, she came back to California where she took up real estate for many years and enjoyed it thoroughly. She made her home in California.

She is survived by her mother, Catherine H. Smith, aunts, uncles and lots of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was her very dear father, Myrick G. Smith.

Bishop David Hartman and Elder Holland Ford conducted the funeral services Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.

She was laid to rest at Cedar Hill Cemetery beside her father.


Fred E. Puffenbarger, 60

Fred Elwood "Woody" "Puff" Puffenbarger, 60, of Swoope, VA, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA.

Mr. Puffenbarger was born Nov. 17, 1941, in Augusta County, and was the son of Fred Cleveland and Beulah Snyder Puffenbarger.

He was a self-employed mechanic and a lifetime member of the Churchville Fire Department.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Ellen Whitecotton Puffenbarger, who he married April 25, 1970; a daughter Nancy Lynn Shell of Dayton, VA; a step-daughter, Camellia Rose Thomas of Franklin; two grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Dennis Sites conducted the funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Bear Funeral Home in Churchville, VA. Burial was a t the Oak Lawn Memory Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to the Churchville Fire Department, PO Box 608, Churchville, VA 24421.


Devin Lee Alt, 18

Devin Lee Alt, age 18, of Dorcas, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA, result of an automobile accident.

Born March 15, 1984, in Winchester, VA, he was the son of Daniel D. alt and Terri L. Smith Alt of Dorcas.

He graduated from Petersburg High School in 2002. He was co-captain of the Petersburg Vikings Football and Wrestling teams. He was named Who's Who in Wrestling and the state qualifier for two years. He was a member of the Christian Fellowship Athletic Club and the Vocational School Vica Club. He was a member of the Sand Mooses Softball. Team. He was accepted at Fairmont State College. This summer he was employed by the West Virginia Department of Highways in Burlington. He was a member of Brake Church of the Brethren and West Marva District Youth Ministry Team. He attended Mission Trips both to Mexico and New York. He attended both Brake church of the Brethren and Petersburg First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by maternal great-grandparents, Page and Zella Smith,; maternal great-grandparents, Lester and Edna Yokum of Pendleton county; paternal great-grandparents, Louie and Della Alt; and an infant uncle.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Danielle Alt of Dorcas; one brother, Derek Alt of Dorcas; a very special Friend, Shana Sisk of Petersburg; maternal grandparents, Dayton and Bonnie Smith of Petersburg; paternal grandparents, Darl D. Alt of Dorcas and Delores Sites Alt Propst of Dorcas; step-grandfather, Thomas Propst, Jr.; paternal great-grandparents, Lettie and Leo Sites of Dorcas; and two aunts and uncle, Joyce and Darren Alt of Dorcas and Gina Alt of Boise, ID.

The Revs. Craig A. Howard and David H. Blackwell conducted the funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at the Petersburg First Baptist church. Interment was in the Whispering Winds Cemetery, Dorcas.


Harry Vance, 84

Harry Vance, 84, of Cabins, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at his home.

Mr. Vance was born March 26, 1918, in Onego and was a son of the late Asa Vance and Florence Morral Vance.

He retired from the Ceramic Tile Company in Canton, OH. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Potomac Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6454.

He is survived by his long-time companion, Kate Mallow; two sons, Dice Mallow of Woodbridge, VA, and Roy Mallow of Maysville; a daughter Carol Turner of Cabins; a sister, Betty McAvoy of Purgitsville,; four brothers, Bruce Vance of Job, Lynn Vance of Maysville, Richard Vance of Montrose, and Curtis Vance, Seneca Rocks; and five grandchildren, Michael, Jeffrey, Bradley and Jennifer Mallow and Kandy Turner.

Also preceding him in death were one grandson, Christopher Roy Mallow; one great-grandson, Benjamin Roy Mallow; and four brothers, Melvin, Minor, Oley and Burl Vance.

Pastor Rebecca L. Bennett conducted the funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Burial was at Mallow Cemetery, Timber Ridge, with military rites by the combined veterans organizations of Grant county and the Petersburg High School JROTC.

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