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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 29 August 2002

Bruce Grayson Moyers

Bruce Grayson Moyers, 69, of Franklin, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA.

Mr. Moyers was born April 28, 1933, in Harrisonburg, VA, and was the son of the late James E. "Jimmie" Moyers and Grace Smith Moyers. His adopted parents were Dewey and Clara Moyers.

He was employed at Thompson's Esso and was a U.S. mail carrier. He and his wife operated the Korner Shop in Franklin for several years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Franklin Presbyterian Church.

His wife, Lonnie Kennedy Moyers, preceded him in death Sept. 12, 1994. They were married June 17, 1972.

He is survived by two sisters, Barbara Gutshall and Ruth Shrader, both of Franklin; several nieces and a nephew.

Dr. Richard Young conducted the funeral 11 a.m. Monday at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial was at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin with military rites by the combined veterans organizations of Pendleton County.

Memorial donations may be made to the Franklin Rescue Squad.


Norman A. Gilkerson, 65

Norman Avery Gilkerson, age 65, of Beaver, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley following a long illness.

Born at Grandview on Sept. 18, 1936, he was the son of Catherine Plumley Gilkerson of Daniels, and the late Avery Gilkerson.

Mr. Gilkerson was a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict, and was the former owner and operator of the Chateau Lounge in Beaver.

He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, and was an avid hunter, owning land in Sugar Grove. He was a Methodist by faith.

He was preceded in death by a brother Bobby Gilkerson; a nephew, Christopher Gilkerson; and a grandson, Brandon Shrewsbury.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Rebecca Prince Gilkerson; two daughters, Vicky Smith and husband, Tony of Trinity, NC, and Kimberly Shrewsbury and husband, Darrell of Mocksville, NC; two brothers, Bruce Gilkerson and wife, Anna of Portland, OR, and Dewaun Gilkerson and wife, Frances of Beckley; three grandchildren, Stacy and Kenny Gilkerson of Martinsburg, and Justin Shrewsbury of Mocksville, NC; and his uncle Basil Plumley of Columbus, GA.

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel with Rev. Betty Lusk officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Arrangements were by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home at Shady Spring.


Martha E. Rexrode

Martha Elizabeth Rexrode, 72, of Sugar Grove, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA.

Mrs. Rexrode ws born July 18, 1930, in Franklin and was a daughter of the late Harvey Rexrode and Leah Zettie Whetzel Rexrode.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. John Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Rexrode; a daughter, Marsha Nelson of Franklin; four sons, Clinton P. Eye of Brandywine, Charles "Duke" Rexrode of Verona, VA, Ronald D. Rexrode of Franklin and Larry Joe Rexrode of Green Cove Spirngs, FL; three sisters, Alice Rexrode of Franklin, Christine Breeden of Harrisonburg, VA, and Margaret Wolfe of Crimora, VA; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including David Rexrode of Sugar Grove, who she raised.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Luther Todd Rexrode; an infant brother; and two sisters, Ruby Eye and Florence Hedrick.

Dr. Cecil David Bradfield conducted the funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church in Moyers. Burial was at the St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Basagic Funeral Home of Franklin was in charge of the arrangements.


Roger L. Collins, 59

Roger Lee Collins, 59, of Timberville, VA, died August 22, 2002, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 10, 1943, in Prince William County VA, and was a son of the late Carl Denver and Bertha Nesselrodt Collins.

He was a carpenter for J.B. Rodendizer Construction Company in Harrisonburg, VA. He was a member of Crossroads Mennonite Church in Timberville, VA, and served in the US Army.

On January 26, 1963, he married the former Wanda L. "Bonnie" Rogers, who survives.

Also surviving are daughters and son-in-law, Sheila L. and Randall Reedy of Linville, VA, and Patricia Collins of Harrisonburg, VA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl Randall and Blanche Collins, and Orville Leo and Bonnie Collins, all of Timberville, VA, and Donald Ray and Lisa Collins of New Market, VA; grandchildren, Brandon, Ashley, Aaron and Kimberly Reedy; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The Rev.'s Bill Green, Wayne Powell and Harley Good conducted the funeral service Saturday, August 24, at the Linville Creek Church of the Brethren in Broadway, VA. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were by Grandle Funeral Home, Broadway.

Memorial contributions may be made to RMH Hospice, 235 Cantrell Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.


William H. Lindsay, Sr

William Henry Lindsay, Sr., 68, of Temple Hills, MD, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, at his summer home in Moyers.

Mr.Lindsay was born Feb. 25, 1934, in Harrisonburg, VA, and was the son of the late William Boggs Lindsay and Ida Moats Lindsay.

He graduated from West Virginia State University and retired as a program analyst with the IRS after 33 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and attended Moats Chapel AME Church.

Surviving are his wife, Macel Desper Lindsay; a daughter and son-in-law, Bessie Renee Lindsay-Henry and husband, Michael Sr., of Suitland, MD; two sons and a daughter-in-law, William H. Lindsay, Jr., and wife, Preena of Camp Springs, MD; and Richard H. Lindsay of Temple Hills, MD; four grandchildren, William H. Lindsay III and Cedrick Lindsay, both of Camp Springs, MD, and Michael Henry, Jr., and Sabina Henry, both of Suitland, MD; and several nieces and nephews.

Pastor Herbert Jackson will conduct the funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial will be at Moats Cemetery in Moyers, with military rites by the Sugar Grove Navy Base and the combined veterans organizations of Pendleton County.

Memorial donations may be made to Moats Chapel AME Church.


Clara A. Ketterman, 94

Clara Arbogast Ketterman, 94, of Oak Lea Nursing Home, Harrisonburg, VA, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at Oak Lea.

Ms. Ketterman was born Nov. 23, 1907, in Onego and was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Sara Morral Vance.

She was a homemaker and a member of Weaver's Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, VA.

Her husbands, Earl Arbogast and Burrell Ketterman, preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by eight brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are four sons, Carl Arbogast of Lake Placid, FL, Bruce Arbogast of Dover, PA, Wade Arbogast of Keezletown, VA, and Harold Arbogast of Harrisonburg, VA; two daughters, Olive Arbogast of Leesburg, VA, and R. Catherine Heatwole of Boca Rotan, FL; one stepson, Norman Ketterman; three stepdaughters, Thelma Brunk, Avinell Weaver and Sherry Brown; 12 grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 23 step great-grandchildren.

The Revs. Joseph Shenk, Edith Shenk and Kerry Willis conducted the funeral 11 a.m. Monday at Weaver's Mennonite Church. Burial followed at Weaver's Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Oak Lea Nursing Home, 1475 Virginia Ave., Harissonburg, VA 22802.

Arrangements were by Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, VA


Carl E. Gorrell

Carl E. Gorrell, age 90, Clarksburg, died at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon, August 18, 2002, in Heartland of Clarksburg.

He was born in Clarksburg January 29, 1912, a son of the late Ralph Gorrell and the late Blanche Warner Gorrell.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Talitha Davis Gorrell, whom he married November 17, 1940; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert Allen and Janet Gorrell, Clarksburg; two grandsons, Joshua Andrew and Jacob Adam Gorrell; several nieces, including Kay Fitzpatrick of Franklin, and nephews. .

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Frances Wright, Louise Enochs, Melba Welling, Betty Ann Hartfile and infant Fain Gorrell.

Mr. Gorrell was a member of the Clarksburg Baptist Church and he was a member of the Meuse Argonne Post No. 573, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was retired from PPG Industries with 33 years and three months service.

Mr. Gorrell was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran.

He had a summer home and camp at Mahlon Lambert's Campground in Franklin.

A funeral service was conducted Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m., at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, Clarksburg, with the Rev. David Hulme presiding.

Entombment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.


E. Stanley Garber, 77

Edward Stanley Garber, 77, of Woodbridge, Va, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge, VA.

Mr. Garber was born January 26, 1925, in Saugerville, VA, and was the son of the late Wilmer and Blanch Ruff Garber.

On March 4, 1944, he married Nyra Medrith Hahn Garber of Brandywine, who suvives.

Also surviving are two children, William E. Garber and Nyra Garber Brown, both of Woodbridge, VA; two brothers, W. Galen Garber of Mauteo, NC, and his twin, J. Mauley Garber of Woodbridge, VA; four grandchildren, Katie and Keryn Garber, Christopher and Amy Aleskowitz; one great-grandchild, Skylar Aleskowitz, all fo Woodbridge, Va.

He was a charter member of the Woodbridge Church of the Brethren, where he served as a deacon, and was a faithful life long supporter. He built and operated Holly Acres, a large and successful recreational vehicle and marine business. The family received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mountcaslle Funeral Home in Dale City, VA, where services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Interment was at Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, VA.

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