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29 September 2011

Marian F. Miller-Crummett, 87

Marian F. Miller-Crummett, 87, of Hooversville (Blough) died September 24, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center.

Born April 21, 1924 in Cairnbrook, she was a daughter of the late Forest and Fern (Shaffer) Watkins.

She was a graduate of Hooversville High School, former owner and operator of M&M Sewing Factory, Hooversville, PA and a member and Deacon of Sugar Grove Church of the Brethren, Blough, PA.

Her second husband Ernest R. Crummett, formerly of Sugar Grove, survives. Her first husband, Harold Miller, preceded her in death.

Also surviving are children: Harold W. Miller Sr., James E. Miller and wife Eileen, and David A. Crummett and wife Angelea, all of Hooversville, PA; grandchildren: Harold Jr., Dawn-Chamayne, and Heather Miller, James Jr., and John Miller, Michelle Wilson, Tamara Mayak, and Matthew Miller, Mark Crummett, Nicholas Hudson, and Alexea Holby-Hudson; and 15 great grandchildren, a sister of Donna L. Berkebile of Hooversville, PA, and two brothers, Robert Watkins of Grantsville, Md.., and David Watkins of Johnstown, PA

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Dunn and Betty Moyers.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Deaner Funeral Home, Hooversville, PA with Rev. Ronald Beachley officiating. Interment Berkey Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Camp Harmony, Plank Rd. Hooversville, PA 15936.

Carl “Jack Snyder” Reed

Carl William “Jack Snyder” Reed, age 73 of Brandywine, WV, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA.

He was born at Mouth of Seneca, WV on December 2, 1937 to the late Effie Dorothy Reed and Andrew Jackson Whetzel.

Mr. Reed was a member of the Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren and was a farm worker and a handyman.

Surviving are nieces and nephews; his friend and caretaker, Leola Snyder of Brandywine; a step sister, Christina Mae Cueller of Brandywine; 3 step brothers, Paul Simmons of Elkton, VA, Gene Earley “Cracker” of Ft. Seybert, WV, and Colonel Leslie Snyder “Bub” of Brandywine.

He was also preceded in death by his step-father, Robert Snyder.

Funeral services were held September 22, 2011 at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin with Pastor Pat Godfrey officiating. Interment will be at Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandywine.

Memorials may be made to South Fork Rescue Squad or Pendleton Manor.

Memories and words of comfort may be left at

William H. “Bill” Bowers

Mr. William H. "Bill" Bowers (lovingly known as Papaw) ,86, of Sugar Grove, West Virginia, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, September 22, 2011, with his wife, Ruth (Nana), of sixty-one years, by his side.

He was born at his home on December 20, 1924 in Sugar Grove, West Virginia. He was the second of three children of the late John Roy Bowers and Erma Sylvia Hoover Bowers.

Mr. Bowers graduated from Augusta Military Academy in Fort Defiance, Virginia in 1942, and thereafter applied and was accepted to the University of Virginia's Medical School. However, because of the draft, his education at UVA was put on hold. Following boot camp, he was sent to Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, for training as a radio-radar operator in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. Following his career in the military, he returned to UVA and finished his education with a Bachelor of Art's degree in Psychology in 1949. He was a member of the Thomas Jefferson Society.

He was a lifetime member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church and served as Superintendent of Sunday School for 25 years; Charter Member and Past President of the Sugar Grove Lion's Club; George Washington National Forest Warden for 30 years; a member of the Pendleton County Farm Bureau, where he served as President and Director; a Commissioner for the WV Dept. of Natural Resources from 1978 through 1985; area President from 1970 - 76 of the WV Soil and Water Supervisors; Chairman of the Planning Commission; Past President of the Thorn Spring Park Association. He was instrumental in organizing both the Treasure Mountain Festival and Pendleton Nursing Home (now Pendleton Manor); served for 26 years on the Board of Directors for RMC, Inc., a division of Rockingham Milling, Rocking "R" Hardware and Ram Supply in Harrisonburg, VA and

served on committees with the Pendleton County Agriculture Soil Conservation Service (ASCS) and WVU Extension Service.

His wife, Ruth E. Sponaugle, whom he married in 1950 survives

Also surviving are two sons, William Harvey Bowers, Jr. of Wasilla, Alaska and Jeffrey S. Bowers of Sugar Grove, West Virginia, two grandchildren, J. Stuart Bowers II of Sugar Grove, WV and Liz Bowers Somerville of Franklin, WV, and one brother, John Roy Bowers, Jr. of Sugar Grove, WV.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mary Florence Heatwole.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM at Living Faith Church, Franklin, West Virginia. Rev. Cynthia Skinner and Pastor Stephen Teter will conduct a memorial service at the church at 3:00 PM. Military honors will be accorded by the Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard at the church immediately following the memorial service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rockingham Memorial Hospital, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or the Outpatient Therapy Dept. of Pendleton Manor, P. O. Box 700, Franklin, WV 26807.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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

Clona May Moats

Clona May Moats, age 93 of Franklin, WV, passed away at Pendleton Manor on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

She was born at Moyers, WV on August 4, 1918, the daughter of the late Berlin and Della Frances Moats.

She was a member of the Emmanuel Chapel AME Church, she was a homemaker and a mother.

Surviving are two daughters, Sarah Frances Morgan and husband Ernest of Franklin, Ida Brown Toney and husband Johnny of Canton, OH; 2 sons, John Andrew Moats and wife Norma Jean of Franklin, Fred Junior Moats and wife Nancy of Mt. Solon, VA; a brother, Freddie Moats of Moyers; 15 grandchildren, Winfred, Mickey, Donna, Mark, Kimberly, Stevie, Seth, CC, Stacey, Nena, Andre, Teresa, Carla, Fred, Dreamer; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Cedric Toney; 7 sisters, Betty Moats, Lilly Moats, Hazel Moats, Margie Wright, Orpha Smith, Helen Moats, Liza Jane Moats; 2 brother, Berlin Lee Moats and Raymond Moats.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin with Rev. Jackie Dorsey officiating.

Interment will be at Harper Hill Cemetery, Moyers, WV.

Memorials may be made to charity of choice.

Memories and words of comfort may be left at

Avery Miller, Infant

Avery Michael Miller, infant son of Patrick and Heather Michelle Stout Miller of Jane Lew, was stillborn at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Buckhannon on September 14, 2011.

Also surviving are maternal grandparents, Calvin and Fern Kline of Franklin, WV; paternal grandparents, Rob and Sandra Miller of Buckhannon; paternal great grandmothers, Teresa Grace Phillips and Eleanor Jo Miller both of Buckhannon, aunts, Fannie and Emmie Kline of Franklin; aunt and uncle, Mr. And Mrs. Johnan Long of Clarksburg; and many great-aunts and great-uncles.

He was also preceded in death by great-grandparents, Marlin and Carol Bodkin and Hobert and Emma Kline; and great-great- grandparents, Byron and Fannie Bodkin.

Graveside services were held Sept. 18 at Sand Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Buckhannon, with Elder Calvin Kline and Rev. Glenn Lough officiating.

Online condolences may be extended to the family at

The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel, Buckhannon, was in charge of the arrangements.

Louie Belle Hart, 96

Louie Belle Canfield Hart, 96, of Elkins departed this life Monday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2011, at the Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins.

She was born Saturday, May 29, 1915, at Montrose, a daughter of the late Alba B. And Effie B. Bright Canfield.

On March 26, 1932, at Elkins, she was married to Arthur Lee Hart, who preceded her in death Oct. 15, 1980.

Mrs. Hart attended the one-room Ivy Hill School at Montrose, had worked for the former Reidboard Brothers. She was a homemaker, a volunteer for Good Shepherd Ministries and a member of the Elkins-Randolph County Senior

Center and the Kerens Rebekah Lodge #292. She was a founding member of the Faith Baptist Church at Beverly.

She, along with her husband, loved to help anyone that needed help in their community.

Surviving are one son, Robert Lee Hart and wife, Joan Shrader Hart of Petersburg; one daughter, V. “Madge” Weese of Catlett, VA; one sister, Izetta Canfield Arbogast of Circleville; five grandchildren, Kellie R. Weese, and husband, Raymond, Gary L. Hart, Charles L. Hart and wife, Debra henry Hart, and Susan E. Hart Doczi and husband, Michael; 11 great-grandchildren, Jacob and Caleb Todd, Ashleigh, Tyler and Hanna Krzywicki, Jessica D. and Eric L. Hart, and Michael, Noah, Case and Aden Doczi; and long time friends, David and Ruth Harrold, Elkins.

She was also preceded in death by one son-in-law, Norman Weese; six brothers, Douglas E., Ronald L., Woodrow W., Virgil, Bernard G. And Junior Canfield; two sisters, Leecy Canfield Phillips and Alleta Canfield Thomfield; and one granddaughter-in-law, Linda Hart.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Lohr &Barb Funeral Home of Elkins with Rev. Bill Hopkins officiating. 

Interment followed at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman.

Guy Junior Borror, 67

Guy Junior Borror, age 67, of 4166 Hwy 67 West, Mountain City, TN passed away Saturday evening, September 10, 2011 in Johnson City Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 11, 1944, and was a son of the late Charles and Goldie Alt Borror.

He was a member of Life Christian Fellowship and he loved fishing, hunting and farming.

His wife, Linda Borror survives.

Also Surviving are daughters, Tina Reece and husband Brad of Mountain City, TN; Lydia Borror of the home; Teresa Shaffer, Wanda Borror, Melody Borror, Sharon Keplinger, Bonnie Wittenberg and Betty Towles and husband Jimmy; son: Richard Wittenberg and wife Karen; former wife and good friend: Ruth Borror; four sisters: June Ann, Ruby, Jane and Jeannie; four brothers: Billy, Emmett, Pat and Bruce Borror of Upper Tract, who was alo his special friend; grandchildren: Gabe, Gavin and Graham Reece, Richard and Kaylee Wittenberg, Becky Morefield, all of Mountain City, TN and eleven grandchildren living out of state; one great grandson: Joseph Morefield and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Christopher Guy Borror; two sisters: Virginia and Mary; and two brothers: Randall and Roger.

Funeral services were held, September 13, 2011 at the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home Mountain City, TN, with Rev. Randy McClure officiating. Grave side service and interment were held September 14, 2011 at the Sunset Memorial Park.

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