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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 19 September 2002

William E. Smith, 80

William E. Smith, 80, Keystone Heights, FL, died August 25, 2002, at the Hospice of North Central Florida.

Mr. Smith was born in Brandywine, the son of Tenie Eye Smith and was raised by Ona and Eliza Propst.

He graduated from Franklin High School in 1942, where he was know as "Goldberg." He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion and retired manager with NorGas Company.

He was a member of St. William Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Millie S. Smith of Keystone Heights, FL; daughters, Jeanne Davis, Keystone Heights, FL, and Kathy Brown of Lake Mary, FL; brothers, Winston and Donald Smith of Hinton, VA; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol A. Denny.


Opal Bell Kisamore

Opal Bell Kisamore, 80, of Petersburg, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

Mrs. Kisamore was born June 29, 1922, in Bowden and was the daughter of the late Pete Wyant and Della Wooden Wyant.

She was a homemaker and attended Grove Street United Methodist Church in Petersburg. She was a member of the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary and the Ladies of the Moose, Akron, OH.

On Dec 6, 1936, she married Henry E. Kisamore, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Lorenzo Kisamore of Akron, OH, and Danny Kisamore of Riverton; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son , Lewis Dean Kisamore, 1942; one daughter, Lue Anna Moskas, 1986 and one brother, Roy Wyant.

The Revs. Richard Longbon and Michael Taylor will conduct a memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Grove Street United Methodist Church in Petersburg.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Arrangements are by the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg.


Wilmer Q. Crummett, 83

The Rev. Wilmer Quentin Crummett, 83, of Bridgewater, VA, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Bridgewater Home.

He was born Feb. 28, 1919, in Crummetts Run and was a son of the late Daniel Pickney Crummett and Bessie Price Crummett.

Rev. Crummett was a graduate of North River High School, Bridgewater College and Bethany Theological Seminary. He was a retired minister. He pastored churches in Pocahontas County, Bassett church of the Brethren, Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren, Morgantown, Church of the Brethren, Troutville Church of the Brethren, Staunton Church of the Brethren, and was District Executive in Maryland. He was interim pastor at Barren Ridge, Mount Pleasant, Mount Bethel and Briery Branch Church of the Brethren.

He was united in marriage on July 25, 1942, to Thelma Pugh Crummett, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are one daughter and son-in-law, Anita and James Beckman of Bridgewater, VA; brother, Russell Crummett of Staunton, VA; and sister, Lura Smith of Mount Solon, VA; two granddaughters, Kara Smoker and Mendy Beckman; and one great grandson, Benjamin Smoker.

A memorial service was conducted at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. with the Revs. Robert E. Alley and Wendell C. Eller officiating.

A private burial was held earlier in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, Bridgewater, VA.

Memorial contributions may be given to Bridgewater Home, 302 North Second Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812, or Bethany Theological Seminary, 615 National Road W, Richmond, IN 47374.


Clarence A. Moats

Clarence Albert Moats, 50, of Moyers, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at his residence.

Mr. Moats was born July 19, 1952, in Moyers and was a son of the late Ira Moats and Mary Smith Moats.

He had been employed at South Branch Feeds in Franklin for 25 years as a warehouse/dockworker. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Surviving are two aunts, Hazel Nelson, Franklin, and Maggie Gochenour, Criders, VA; three uncles, Jesse Thompson, Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin, Frederick Lamb, Fredericksburg, VA, and Robert Lamb; and a number of cousins.

Family and friends were received from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin.

The Rev. Jerry Smith will conduct funeral services today at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Moyers. Burial will follow at the St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Moyers.


Delbert Ketterman, 64

Delbert Ketterman, 64, of Onego, and Cortland Acres in Thomas, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002. He had lived at Cortland Acres for the past 4 1/2 years.

Mr. Ketterman was born Oct. 3, 1937, in Onego and was a son of the late Arlie Ketterman and Beula Harper Ketterman.

He was a member of Seneca United Methodist Church in Seneca Rocks.

Surviving are a sister, Arvella Haren of Warren, OH; two brothers, Hancel Ketterman and Oran Ketterman, both of Onego; two nieces and two nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant brothers Dolan Ketterman and Ivan Ketterman; and one brother, Randall Ketterman.

Pastor Barbara K. Rexroad and Rev. Earl B. Bible conducted the funeral at Seneca United Methodist Church. Burial was at North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton.

Memorial donations may be made to Seneca United Methodist Church or Cortland Acres Nursing Home, HC 60, Box 98, Thomas, WV 26292.

Jack S. Mongold, 85

Jack Solomon Mongold, 85, of Winchester, VA, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA.

Mr. Mongold was born on Jan. 19, 1917, in Upper Tract and was the son of the late Adam Jefferson and Mayme Lantz Mongold.

He was married to Anna Catherine Hinkle Mongold on Dec. 16, 1939, in Monterey, VA.

Surviving with his wife, are a son, Ronald Jefferson Mongold of Winchester, VA; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey Mongold, Aaron Mongold, John Mongold, Jr., Vivian Mongold Barb, Kimberly Mongold Orndorff, Kelly Mongold Packard, and Staci Mongold Murphy; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were two sons, Jackson "Junior" Mongold and John Eldon Mongold.

Mr. Mongold served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant and was a WWII veteran. He received a Purple Heart in the European African Middle-East Theater, a Campaign Ribbon and an American Campaign Ribbon. He was a member of the VFW Post 2123 in Winchester, VA.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Winchester, VA. Burial followed in the Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, VA. Services were conducted by Evangelist Charles "Chuck" W. Doughty.

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