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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 12 September 2002

Lory A. Simon, 83

Lory A. Simon, 83, of Brandywine, died Tusday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.

Mr. Simon was born May 19, 1919, in Milam and was the son of the late Jessie Simon and Myrtle Southerly Simon.

He was a sawmill worker and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by a sister, Lula Foshee of Harrisonburg, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was conducted 4 p.m. Thursday, at Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandywine.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.


Allen Dale Pugh, 85

Dr. Dale Allen Pugh, 85, of Bridgewater Retirement Village, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002.

Dr. Pugh was born March 18, 1917, in Pocahontas County in Durbin and was a son of the late Rev. J.W. and Milda Gregg Pugh.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medic. He graduated from Bridgewater College, Bethany Seminary in Elgin, IL, and received his doctorate from Florida State Christian School.

Dr. Pugh pastored churches in Southwest Virginia, West Virginia, Roanoke and Summit Church of the Brethren in Augusta County before retiring in 1985. After retiring from Summit Church of the Brethren, he was minister at Crummett Church of the Brethren. He was a member of Bridgewater Church of the Brethren.

His wife, Katherine Rexrode Pugh, preceded him in death Oct. 21, 1991. They were married June 6, 1946.

Surviving are two daughters, Pat Schronock of Miami, FL, and Wanda Hamilton of Massanutten Village in McGaheysville, VA; two brothers, Clyde Pugh of Bridgewater, VA, and Fred Pugh of Boyer; a sister, Thelma Crummett of Bridgewater Home, wife of Wilmer Curmmett of Sugar Grove; and two granddaughters.

The Rev. Robert Alley conducted the funeral 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Lantz Chapel at Bridgewater Home.

The Rev. Dave Rittenhouse conducted a graveside service 1 p.m. Wednesday at Arborvale Cemetery in Arborvale.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bridgewater Home. Arrangements were by the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, VA.


Blake J. Kisamore, 75

Blake J. Kisamore, 75, of Yoe, PA, and formerly of Shrewsbury, PA, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at York Hospital.

Mr. Kisamore was born June 13, 1927, at Riverton, a son of the late Blaine E. and Maggie V. (Nelson) Kisamore.

Suriving are his wife, Betty J. Miller Kisamore. The Kisamores celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary on April 12.

Also surviving are two sons, Jerry Kisamore of Pasadena, MD, and Philip W. Kisamore of Augusta; one daughter, Rachel E. Kisamore of Dallastown, PA; one brother, Eugene B. Kisamore of Flintstone, MD; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Nelson Cemetery at Riverton. The officiate will be Barbara Rexroad.


Delphia Mae Champ, 87

Delphia Mae Champ, 87, of Petersburg, died Monday, Sept, 2, 2002, at Grant County Nursing Home, where she had lived since December, 1999.

Ms. Champ was born May 30, 1915, in Grant County, and was a daughter of the late Miles Perry Kimble and Floda Mae Flanagan Kimble. She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Cora Kimble.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Petersburg.

Surviving are three sons, James "Jim" Champ of Estacada, OR and Elmer Champ and George Champ, both of Petersburg; a daughter, Velma Kesner of Petersburg; four half sisters, Pauline Keplinger and Frances Crites, both of Petersburg, Rosalee Thorne of Dorcas and Wilma Lee Haggerty of Keyser; five half brothers, Carl Kimble of Lockport, NY, Roger Kimble of Fisher, Wilkie Kimble and Bob Kimble, both of Petersburg, and Freddy Kimble of Moorefield; seven grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Geary Champ; five sisters, Margie Kimble, Bessie Kimble, Icie Ours Kuykendall, Catherine Ayers and Ruby Borror; three brothers, Chester Kimble, Kenneth Kmble and Willie Kimble; a half sister, Lillie Kimble; and a half brother, Don Kimble. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Pastor Craig Howard and Elder David Bradley conducted the funeral 2 p.m. Friday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Burial was at South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens in Petersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant County Nursing Home Activities Department, the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

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