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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 20 September, 2001

Stover Bowers

Stover Bowers, 70, Franklin, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001 at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

Mr. Bowers was born April 24, 1931, in Dahmer and was a son of the late Henry David Bowers and Flossie Irene Tuesing Bowers.

He was a retired mobile home installer for Neff Trailer Sales and An Army Veteran of the Korean Confict. He was a member of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church, the Franklin Moose Lodge No. 769, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the volunteer fire Company of Franklin.

Survivng are his wife, Bertha E. Hedrick Bowers; three daughters, Robin Eckard, Harrisonburg, Donna Sue Arrington, Sugar Grove and Anita Star Meadows, Grottoes, VA; two step daughters, Joann Hedrick, Warren, OH, and Betty Thompson, Radcliff, KY; three sons, Donald Lee Bowers, Terra Alta, Ronald Wayne Bowers, Sugar Grove, and Jerry Lee Bowers, Seneca Rocks; three step-sons, Stanley Wm. Hedrick, Lacey Springs, VA, Robert Hedrick Scottsburg, IN, and Leslie Lynn Hedrick, Brandywine; a sister, Susie Holloway, Upper Tract; a brother, Dyer Bowers, Franklin; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Dolan and an infant brother; and one sister, Beulah Bowers.

The Rev. Thom Malcolm conducted the funeral at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial was at the Cherry Hill Cemetery with military rites by the veterans organizations of Grant County.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pendleton County Fire and Rescue Squad.


Julius C. Smith, Sr., 74

Julius Clifford Smith, Sr., 74, of Clermont, GA, and formerly of Harrisonburg, VA, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at his home after an extended illness.

Mr. Smith was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Youngstown, OH, and was the son of the late Capt. Lurty Smith and Ethel Hoover Smith.

He retired after serving 26 years in the U.S. Army.

Surviving are two sons, J.C. Smith, Jr., of Clermont, GA, and Robert l. Smith of Phenix City, AL; one brother, Douglas Smith of Winchester, VA; three half-brothers, Larry Smith, Ronald Smith and Clifford Smith, all of Harrisonburg, VA; and two grandsons.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers and one half-sisters.

Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Pine Hill Cemetery at Brandywine with the Rev. Dana Holt officiating.

Military services were conducted by the combined veterans' organizations of Grant County.

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

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