Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 4 September 2003 

Gene L. Thompson, 73

Gene L. Thompson, 73, of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2003, at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital. 

Mr. Thompson was born May 4, 1930, in West Virginia and was the son of  Emmett Thompson and Effy Lambert Thompson. 

He was a Electrician-IBEW Local 306, a member of Free and Accepted Masons, Loyal Order of Moose, Fraternal Order of Eagles, VFW, Am Legion. 

Surviving is a wife, Doris Bowe Thompson, and two brothers, Worth H. Thompson, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Jack H. Thompson, West Virginia. 

Funeral services will be conducted at the North Fork Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, August 30 at 11 a.m. with a memorial service by Pendleton County Honor Guard, officiated by their chapter.

Basagic Funeral Home of Franklin was in charge of arrangements. 

Berlin Johnson Smith

Berlin Johnson Smith, 82, of Baltimore, MD, and formerly of Upper Tract, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Bel Air, MD.

Mr. Smith was born April 28, 1921, in Upper Reeds Creek and was the son of the late Arnold Smith and Edith (Smith) Smith Lambert. 

He retired from Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Baltimore, MD, and was a US Army Veteran of World War II.  He was a member  of the Methodist Church in Essex, MD. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Hope (Vance) Smith on March 1, 2003. 

Surviving are one daughter, Terry Lynn Schwarz and husband, Mike of Monkton, MD; two sisters, Nancy Fulk of Mechanicsburg, PA, and Ruth Bodkin of Apopka, FL; two brothers, Ron Lambert of Moorefield, and Sterle Lambert of Upper Tract; and several nieces and nephews. 

Pastor Charles "Dusty" Twigg and Rev. Shyrl Smith conducted the funeral Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Onego Church of the Brethren at Onego.  

Interment was  in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton with military graveside service provided by the Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard and Combined Veteran Organizations of Grant County and the JROTC.

The Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg was in charge of the arrangements. 

Obituaries are used with the permission of the Pendleton Times.

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