Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

26 August 2004 

Carroll G. Smith

Carroll G. Smith, 63, of Franklin, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at his residence. 

Mr. Smith was born May 18, 1941, at Ruddle and was a son of Lacy Smith of Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin, and the late Ethel Ruddle Smith.

He was a truck driver for Southern States and Atlantic Oil Company.  He was a foreman in the cutting room at Hanover Shoe and had been a poultry grower since 1979, receiving the Top Broiler Award in 1982.  He as a member of the West Virginia Farm Bureau, West Virginia Poultry Association and Friends Run Church of the Brethren. 

On June 29, 1963, he married Thelma Mitchell Smith, who preceded him in death on Jan. 15, 1989. 

On Aug. 28, 1997, he married Gail Gregory Smith, who survives.   

Also surviving are one son, Randal Smith and wife, Angie of Franklin; one daughter, Louise Landis and husband, Mike of Petersburg; two brothers, Shryl Smith of Franklin and Gail Smith of Upper Tract; and two grandchildren, Brittany and Kevin Smith, both of Franklin. 

Funeral services were held Saturday at the chapel of the Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin., with Pastor Dan Ludwick officiating.  Burial was in Nettie Memorial Cemetery, Reeds Creek Road, near Franklin. 

Memorials may be made tot he Franklin Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 902, Franklin, WV, 26807.  

Sallie Dunkle, 75

Sallie Bird (Vandevert) Dunkle, 75, of Frostburg, MD, died August 19, 2004, at Frostburg Village Nursing Center from complications related to Alzheimer's Disease. 

Bor Sept. 15, 1928, in Perry County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Vandevert and Martha Shadburne (wWhitcomb) Vandevert. 

Mrs. Dunkle graduated from Margaret Hall School, Versailles, KY, received her bachelor of arts degree from Canterbury College, DAnville, IN, and graduated with a masters degree in Christian education from Union Seminary and Windham House, New York City, NY.  She moved to Maryland to serve as assistant executive secretary of the Commission on Christian Education of The Diocese of Maryland.  She directed the work of the church schools and youth groups of the Episcopal Church of Garrett and Allegany counties, MD. 

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, John L. Dunkle, Jr., Frostburg, MD; two sons, Mark Vandevert Dunkle of Campbell, CA, and John Whitcomb Dunkle of Denver, CO; three grandchildren; and a sister, Cynthia Crabtree of Sellersburg, IN. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Saint John's Episcopal Church, PO Box 229, Frostburg, MD 21532 or Christian Help of Mingo County, PO Box 1257, Kermit, WV 25674. 

Friends may go online to www.durstfuneral home.com to send condolences to the family. 

Mary Ellen Moyers, 72

Mary Ellen Moyers, 72, of Petersburg died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at the Winchester MEdical Center, Winchester, VA. 

Born March 21, 1932, in Smoke Hole, she was the daughter of Nina (Alt) Helmick of Petersburg and the late Hughie Helmick. 

Mrs. Moyers was employed by Teddy Bear Day Care in Petersburg and was a member of the Lighthouse Community Church.  

Her husband of 54 years, Otho O. "Shotgun" Moyers, Sr.,  survives. 

Surviving besides her mother and husband, are one son, Roger D. Moyers of Petersburg; three daughters, Debra Hendrickson, Barbara Hinkle and Melody White, all of Petersburg; four sisters, Dorothy VanMeter of Upper Tract, Kathleen VanMeter of Burlington, Wanda Brill and Rose Hines, both of Petersburg; one brothers, James Helmick of Petersburg; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Preceding her in death, besides her father, were two sons, Danny A. Moyers and Otho O. "Scoop" Moyers, Jr.; one granddaughter; and three brothers, Berkely "Buck" Helmick and infants Stanley and Lloyd Helmick. 

Funeral services were held Monday at the Chapel of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with the Revs. Joseph Eversole and Calving Redman officiating. Burial was in Sites Cemetery, Petersburg. 

Memorials may be made to the Petersburg High School Wrestling Team.    

Albert M. Ranklin, 85

Albert Marshall Rankin, 85, of Port Charlotte, FL, died July 27, 2004, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, FL.

Mr. Rankin was born Dec. 20, 1918, in Roaring Springs, PA.  

He served in the United States Army and worked fro Fairchild Aircraft.  He worked as an engineer for Goodyear in Ohio for 30 years before retiring to Edgewater, FL, and then moving to Port Charlotte, FL, in 2004. 

His first wife, Frances Smith Rankin, preceded him in death in 1971.  She was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Smith of Ruddle. 

Surviving are his wife, Mary Lee Rankin of Ohio; two daughters, Linda Leonard of Munroe Falls, OH, and Joan Ballon of Los Angeles, CA; three grandsons; four brothers, Henry Rankin of Port Charlotte, FL, Frank Rankin of Naples, FL, Calving Rankin of Maryland and Leslie Rankin of Massillion, OH; and one sister, Katie Reimer of Camp Hill, PA.  

A memorial service was held Aug. 2 at the Redmon Funeral Home in Stow, OH. Interment was in Crown Hill Burial Park in Ohio. 

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