Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

 11 September 2008

William Ruddle, 95

William W. Ruddle, 95, of Arlington, VA, died Aug. 23, 2008, at Virginia Hospital Center, ARlington, VA. 

Born Nov. 6, 1912, in Franklin, he was a son of the late George and Delia Ruddle. 

Mr. Ruddle grew up in Franklin and moved to the Washington, DC, area as a young man.  He attended Benajamin Franklin University for several years until being called into the US Navy.  He served four years during World War II.  He was a retired self-employed carpenter. 

His wife of 61 years, Rachel Ruddle, survives.  They were married in October 1946. 

Surviving are nieces, Margaret Jo Rogers of Clarksburg, Ann Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA, and Swannie Weaver of Richmond, VA; nephews, Cliff Shelton of Springfield, VA, Craig Shelton of Covington, KY, and James Simpson of Clarksburg; and several close friends. 

He was also preceded in death by a son, Gary; a brother, Paul; and two sisters, Mary and Mildred. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin. 

Guy C. Teter, 88

Guy C. Teter, 88, of Seneca Rocks, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at Courtland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas.

Mr. Teter was born May 11, 1920, in Teterton and was the son of the late Floyd Teter and Pallie Sarah Harper Teter.

He was employed by Kelly Tire, Germany Valley Limestone and the West Virginia Department of Highways. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of Pendleton Masonic Lodge No. 144 A.F.&A.M. and the Petersburg Church of Latter-day Saints, where he served as Branch President for seven years.

His wife, Mary Harman Teter, whom he married July 11, 1947, preceded him in death Oct. 11, 2001.

He is survived by one son; two daughters; one sister, Hicel T. Roy of Elkins; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters. 

Tom Kimble conducted the funeral Monday at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial was at Harman Cemetery in Harman with military honors by members of the Pendleton County Honor Guard.

Jeffrey L. Mitchell

Jeffrey Lee Mitchell, 48, of Petersburg died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at his home.

Mr. Mitchell was born Oct. 17, 1959, in Harrisonburg, VA, and was the son of Anita Wimer Mitchell Judy of Knoxville, IL, and the late Stanley Mitchell.

He graduated from Franklin High School in 1977 and was a master electrician and Amateur Ham Radio Operator. He attended South Branch Career and Technical Center and was formerly an EMT for the Pendleton County Rescue Squad.

He formerly worked for the Grant County Press, Clines Appliance and Furniture and Cookman’s Aqua Jet Car Wash in Petersburg. He was currently a substitute teacher for South Branch Career and Technical Center in Petersburg.

His wife of 29 years, Debra Shrader Mitchell, survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Samantha M. Mitchell of Buckhannon, W.Va., his stepfather, Martin Dale Judy of Knoxville, IL; his paternal grandmother, Mabel Harold of Franklin; a stepsister, Natalie Judy; Nennah, WI; and two step-brothers, Mike Judy, Galesburg, IL, and Steven Judy, Abingdon, IL.

The Revs. Richard L. Longbon and William R. Brown will conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. today at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Clifton E. Jones, 60

Clifton Earl Jones, 60, of Parsons, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, in Tucker Community Care. He had been in his usual health and death was attributed to cardiac arrest.

He was born Sunday, March 21, 1948, at Parsons, a son of the late Adam and Eva Harsh Jones.

He attended the schools of Tucker County. He was a plumber for 46 years and at the time of his death he was employed by Davis Health System for the past 10 years. He was an avid Harley rider, enjoyed playing softball and hunting and fishing. He enjoyed playing with his grandson, Brady. He was vice president of the Tucker County Parks and Recreation Board and a former member of the Izaak Walton League and the Ruritan Club. He also was a former t-ball coach.

On Oct. 17, 1970. at Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Gail Bowers, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, Joseph Earl Jones, at home; one daughter, Amy Michele and husband, Robert Mullenax of Hambleton; one grandson, Brady Mullenax of Hambleton; four brothers, Jim Jones and wife, June of Wheeling, Wayne Jones of Hambleton, Bill Jones and wife, Rita, and Keith Jones and wife, Susie, all of Parsons; two sisters, Lorraine Raines and husband, Jerry of Onego and Pauline Phillips and husband, Denver of Parsons; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Craig and Jeannie Bowers of Union Bridge, MD; one sister-in-law, Pat Meehan of Charles Town; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Donnie Jones; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Jones; and one great-niece; Danielle Raines.

Final rites were conducted at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home, Elkins, on Tuesday, with Pastor J.R. Helmick officiating. Interment followed in Bethel Cemetery at Holly Meadows. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com. 

Herbert F. Hartman

Herbert Forrest Hartman, 78, of Petersburg died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.

Mr. Hartman was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Onego and was a son of the late Forrest P. Hartman and Dessie Vance Hartman.

He graduated from Circleville High School and attended Davis and Elkins College. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the West Virginia Division of Highways in 1992. He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, Petersburg.

His wife, Helen Swick Hartman, whom he married Dec. 20, 1975, survives. 

Also surviving are his step-mother, Maysell Hartman of Charles Town; a son, Stephen L. Hartman of Baltimore, MD; a step-daughter, Vickie Lambert of Maysville; two sisters, Reba Harrer of Clearwater, FL, and Dorothy Champ of Baltimore, MD; a half-sister, Donna H. Fritts of Charles Town; a brother, Harold Hartman of Seneca Rocks; two step-grandchildren, James Ryan Lambert of Maysville and Jessica Lambert Simpson andhusband, Randy of Winchester, VA; and a step-great-grandson, Bryson Cole Riggleman.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Hartman.

The Revs. William M. Haynes Jr. and Roger A. Harrison Sr. conducted the funeral Monday at Main Street United Methodist Church in Petersburg. Burial was at South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens in Petersburg with military honors by the Petersburg VFW Post 6454 and the JROTC.

Memorial donations may be made to the Grant County Nursing Home, Safe Harbor Program, 27 Early Ave., Petersburg, WV 26847.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg.

Edna Simmons, 95

Edna (Lough) Simmons, 95, of Staunton, VA, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Augusta Nursing  and Rehab Center, Fishersville, VA. 

She was born March 22, 1913, in Deer Run and was a daughter of the late B.J. and Emeline (Kesner) Lough. 

Prior to retirement, Mrs. Simmons had been employed by Genesco.  She was a long time member of STaunton Church of the Brethren. 

Her husband, Raymond Lee Simmons, preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1986. 

Family members surviving include two daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Ann and James D. Adams of Barren Ridge, VA, and Bonnye and Robert W. Thompson of Roanoke, VA; five grandchildren, Stephen Adams, Carmen Heath, Rhonda Shreve, Michael Thompson, and Kelly Shaner; eight great-grandchildren, Ian and Elena Heath, Jimmy, Jeramy, and Jason Shreve, Paige and Austin Thompson and Blake Shaner; and one great-great-grandchild, Ty Shreve. 

She was also preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. 

A funeral service was conducted Aug. 28, 2008, in the Henry Funeral Home Chapel, Staunton, VA, with the Rev. Jimmy R. Ross officiating.  Burial followed in Augusta Memorial Park. 

Memorials may be made to Staunton Church of the Brethren, 1615 North Coalter Street, Staunton, VA  24401.  

 

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