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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 

August 16, 2012

Betty Lou Jennings

Betty Lou (Lambert) Jennings, age 63 of Christiansburg, Va, formerly of Franklin passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at her residence.

She was born at Cherry Grove on April 18, 1949, the daughter of the late Arodie (March 27, 1978) and Julia Katherine Arbogast Lambert (Oct. 14, 1949).

Mrs. Jennings attended Pendleton County Schools, worked at Hanover Shoe Company and was a Methodist by faith.

On March 23, 1967 in Aiken, SC, she married Hervy William "Bill" Jennings II who survives in Christiansburg.

Also surviving are two sons, Jonathan Earl Jennings and wife Debbie of Virginia Beach, VA, William Andrew Jennings and wife Debbie of Radford, VA; three sisters, Freda Wimer and husband Carl of New Market, VA, Ann Knight and husband Elmer of Edgewood, MD, Reta Dickey and husband Joe of Huntington Township, PA; seven grandchildren, Joshua, Catherine, Michael, Kelly, Kimmy, Chad and Sherry; and three great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald Eugene and Delmer Lambert.

Funeral services were held Saturday in the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin with Rev. Jonathan Jennings officiating. Interment was in the Lambert Family Cemetery, Elk Mountain, Cherry Grove.

Memorials may be made to: S.P.C.A. Or P.A.W.S, PO Box 804, Franklin, WV 26807.

Memories and words of comfort may be left at

John E. Starr, 96

A memorial service for John Edwin Starr will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of South

Charleston, South Charleston, with Pastor Gary McGrew officiating.

Mr. Starr of Franklin and formerly of South Charleston died Saturday, Aug. 4, at Pendleton Manor, Franklin.

Jearl James Kisamore

Jearl James Kisamore, 87, of Seneca Rocks died Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the VA Medical Center, Hospice Unit in Martinsburg.

He was born February 19, 1925 in Seneca Rocks and was a son of the late Martin McKinley Kisamore and Pearlie (Sites) Kisamore.

Mr. Kisamore was a lifelong farmer. He was a veteran of World War II.

His wife, Virginia (Mitchell) Kisamore preceded him in death on March 23, 2011.

Surviving are two sons Jearl Junior Kisamore and wife Regenia of Burlington, Daniel Lee Kisamore and wife Sheila of Arthur; four daughters, Linda L. Varner and husband Rick of Harrisonburg, VA, Donna D. Long of Cabins, Charlotte R. Iman and husband Sonny of Petersburg,Barbara E. Currence and husband Jerry of Petersburg; three brothers, Jacob "Jake" Kisamore of Seneca Rocks, John Martin Kisamore of Riverton, Justin J. Kisamore of Petersburg; one sister: Judith E. Vance of Cabins, 16 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; six step great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Also preceded by six brothers, Jerry Kisamore, Joseph Kisamore, Jackson Kisamore, Julius Kisamore, Jesse Kisamore and Infant Jonah Kisamore.

Funeral service were held Sunday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home with Pastor Sam Biserand Pastor Otis "Buzz"

Weatherholt officiating. Interment was in Sites Cemetery No. 2 at Seneca Rocks, WV with Military rites by the Pendleton County Veteran Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Funeral Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaefrfer Funeral Home, Petersburg.

Reford Gale Simmons

Reford Gale Simmons, 79 of Franklin passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Pendleton Manor in Franklin.

He was born at Zigler, WV, the son of the late Joseph and Vergie Hartman Simmons.

Mr. Simmons attended Pendleton County Schools, was a member of the Smith Creek Church of the Brethren, Franklin Volunteer Fire Department, Franklin Moose #769, and a former member of the American Legion #78.

He had worked as an Auto Mechanic for Sites Chevrolet and Joe Bowman Chevrolet. He retired from Big A Auto Parts in Petersburg, WV.

He served 10 years in the United States Air Force.

On March 12, 1967, Reford married Treva Mae Alexander, who lives in Franklin.

Also surviving are a daughter, Deborah Propst and husband Daniel of Franklin; four step daughters, Edna Lou Simmons and husband George of Franklin, Judy Rexrode of Maysville, Arvella Rose and husband Roy of Franklin, Ronda Simmons and husband John of Franklin; three step sons, H. Allen Sisson and wife Barb of Petersburg, Russell David Sisson of Broadway, William "Bill" Sisson of Wheeling; five sisters, Guilda Meadows of Vermillion, OH, Sally George and husband Wayne of Riverton, Velma Lantz, Judy Simmons, Bonnie Davis, all of Franklin; three brothers, Lacy Simmons, George I. Simmons and wife Edna Lou, Perry W. Simmons and wife Linda, all of Franklin; 23 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a step son, Norman; two grandchildren and a sister, Shirley Alexander.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin with Rev. Bruce Cosner officiating. Interment was at the Alexander Family Cemetery, Mozer, WV, with military graveside services provided by the Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to Pendleton Manor, Pendleton County Rescue Squad, or Mountain Hospice.

Memories and words of comfort may be left at

Kevin Lee “Porky” Harper

Kevin Lee "Porky" Harper, 45 of Franklin passed away on Friday, August 10, 2012 at his residence.

He was born in Harrisonburg, VA on January 5, 1967 the son of the late Lester (June 20, 2006) and Norma Jean Hoover Harper (June 21, 1990).

Mr. Harper had worked for Aumann's Custom Auto and West Virginia Department of Highways. He was a 1985 graduate of Franklin High School, a member of the Franklin Moose Lodge #769, and a Lutheran.

Surviving are several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin with Pastor Pat Godfrey officiating. Interment was in Totten Chapel Cemetery, Sugar Grove.

Memorials may be made to The Loyal Order of the Moose #769 "Outdoor Fellowship Area".

Memories and words of comfort may be left at

Clara Leona Peck

Clara Leona Peck, 74, of Cherry Grove passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at her residence.

She was born at Cherry Grove on April 18, 1938, the daughter of the late Berlin (Nov. 10, 1985) and Clara Mae Arbogast White (June 8, 2004).

Mrs. Peck attended North Fork Schools in Pendleton County, WV and was a member of the Big Run Presbyterian Church. She was a mother and a homemaker.

She was twice married, to Raymond Adkins who preceded her in death and Luther Loy Peck of Franklin.

Also surviving are three daughters, Barbara Jean Eye of Upper Tract, Annettia Louise Harris of Franklin, Twila Adkins of Cherry Grove; three sons, Richard "Rick" Adkins and wife Angie of Sugar Grove, George Adkins and wife Ruth of Cherry Grove, Mark Adkins of Harrisonburg, VA; five sisters, Shirley Ann Bennett and husband Allen of Cherry Grove, Martha Gilley of New Market, VA, Alice Losh and husband Jerry of Staunton, VA, Darlene Willis and husband Mark of Ranson, WV, Margaret Wimer of Franklin; two brothers, Thomas Harold White and wife Diane of Cherry Grove, Lee Roy "Roger" White and wife Helen of Durbin, WV; 18 grandchildren, including Shay Dove, Ricky Adkins, and Julie Crites whom she raised; a large number of great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Ora Howard Adkins (1966); three brothers, Charles E. White, Paul White, Jackie Eugene White; two sisters, Ella Mae White, Donna Colaw; and one great-great-grandson, Gabriel.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Big Run Presbyterian Church in Cherry Grove with Pastor Bobby Brown officiating. Interment was at the White Family Cemetery, Riverton.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Hospice or Pendleton County Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Memories and words of comfort may be left at

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin

Donald Anderson, 73

Donald Wayne Anderson, 73 of Moorefield, passed away Sunday morning, August 5, 2012 at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

Born January 17, 1939 in Hardy County, he was the son of the late Roy Raymond Anderson and Mildred M. (Stevens) Anderson Mongold.

A member of the Moorefield Church of Christ, he was also a US Navy veteran where he served on the USS

Coral Sea of the Pacific fleet where he became a “Golden Shellback”. He had attended WVU School of Forestry and then found his way to Washington, DC where he worked for the National Park Service at the White House and Arlington National Cemetery. He was the co founder of the Ruddle-Anderson Tree Service which eventually became the Anderson Tree Service of Gaithersburg, MD. He left the business to his sons after 30 years but was a tree expert for over 50 years.

His wife of 50 years, Connie K. (Brooks) Anderson survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Jim (wife Sandra) Anderson of Harrisonburg, VA, David (wife Danielle) Anderson of Dickerson, MD and Dustin Anderson of Martinsburg, WV; a daughter, Tamara K. (husband Tom) Monroe of Saratoga Springs, NY; a brother, Ken Anderson of Moorefield; a sister, Kay Funkhouser of Mathias, and three grandchildren, Remy Leigh Anderson, Diesel Wayne Anderson and Racer Roy Anderson.

Funeral Services were conducted Saturday at the Fraley Funeral Home Chapel, Moorefield with John Leninger officiating. Interment followed with Military Graveside Rites accorded by the U.S. Navy & the Moorefield Veteran’s Honor Guard at the Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Camp WAMAVA, PO Box 444, Warrenton, VA 20188.

Mary Kile Cave, 87

Mary Kile Cave, 87, of Harrisonburg, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Life Care Center in New Market.

She was a daughter of the late David O. and Luna W. Kile and was born January 22, 1925 in Brushy Run, West Virginia.

Mrs. Cave was raised in Pendleton County and attended the Friends Run School. She was employed with Rockingham Poultry where she met and later married her husband, A. R. Cave, Jr. They have been married for 65 years. She worked for Shenandoah Produce and retired from Tyson Foods after 20 years. She continued to work as secretary at Early and Associates Construction for the next 10 years.

She thoroughly enjoyed traveling with friends and family in many states. She loved country music and has attended many live performances of the major names in country music. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and pets.

She is a member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church.

Her husband of 65 years, A. R. Cave, Jr., survives.

Also surviving are a son, David R. Cave and wife, Vicki of Harrisonburg, VA; two daughters, Joyce Ann Smith and companion, Dave Rutkay of Myrtle Beach, SC and Judy Lynn Early and husband, Glen of Timberville; one brother, Herman Kile and wife, Arlene of Timberville; fourteen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a son, John David Siever; a brother, Arnold Kile and a sister, Betty Jo Siever.

A graveside services was held, Saturday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg with the Rev. Glen Early officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave. Ste. 210, Harrisonburg,

VA 22801 or the Regional Office of the National Kidney Foundation, 1742 East Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228-2202.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kyger Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, VA.

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