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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 2 October 2003 

Denver Vandevander, 73 

Denver Earl Vandevander 73, Harrisonburg, VA, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, after being struck by an automobile on US 11 north of Harrisonburg, VA.

Mr. Vandevander was born Oct. 8, 1929, in Franklin and was the son of the late Lee and Julia C. Vandevander. 

He attended the Methodist Church in his youth.  He served in the U.S. Army during theKorean War from 1950 to 1952.  He had formerly worked for Shenandoah Valley Produce and retired from Howell Metals in New Market, VA.  He had worked part time for Rest HAven Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg, VA, for the past 14 years. 

Surviving are a brother, Bruce Vandevander of Harrisonburg, VA; two sisters, Phylis Hinkle of Harrisonburg, VA, and Beulah Will of Mt. Crawford, VA; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

The Revs. Laney Knight and James Shoemaker conducted the funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, VA.  Burial was in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg, VA, with graveside rites by the VFW Post 632 in Harrisonburg, VA. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisonburg, VA 22801.  

Larry Glen Hartman, 48

Larry Glen Hartman, 48, of Castleton, VA, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at the Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, VA. 

Mr. Hartman was born Dec. 21, 1954, in Harrisonburg, VA, and was a son of the late Raymond H. and Naomi Greaver Hartman, Sr. 

He was a former truck driver and was employed at William A. Haze. Construction Company in Chantilly, VA.  He was a veteran having served in the US Army during Vietnam War from 1973 to 1976. 

Surviving are a son, Daniel "Bimbo" Hartman of Staunton, VA; a brother Raymond H. "Frosty" Hartman, Jr., of Timberville, VA; a companion, Margie Cannon of Castleton, VA; a grandson and several aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins.  

He was also preceded in death by a twin sister, Terry Lynn Hartman, who died at birth Dec. 21, 1954; grandparents, Tracy and Flora Greaver of Mt. Clare; and Clarence O. and Elsie Hartman of Franklin, Route 220 North.  Mr. Hartman's father, Raymond Harris Hartman, formerly of Pendleton County, was a World War II Army veteran. 

A graveside service was held 2 p.m. Sunday at Fairview Church of the Brethren Cemetery at court Manor.  

Arrangements were by the Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway, VA.  

Lester Dice

Lester Dice, 85, of Riverton, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.  

Mr. Dice was born in Riverton on May 29, 1918, and was the son of the late Grant Dice and Texie Harper Dice. 

He owned and operated Dice's Cash Store in Circleville and was a farmer and rural mail carrier.  

His wife, Mary Rebecca Mallow Dice, preceded him in death March 6, 1986.  

He is survived by three daughters, Shirley Sites of Onego, Loretha Vandevander of Whitmer, and Reva Arbaugh of Circleville; a sister Kate Kimble of Ashland, VA; eight grandchildren, Bonnie Vandevander, Circleville, Donna M. Bennett, Seneca Rocks, Delbert J. Vandevander, Volga, Dianna Sauters, Pomeroy, OH, Delores Bender, Buckhannon, Ronnie Arbaugh, Cabins, Sheldon Arbaugh, Moorefield, and Amanda Rexrode, Franklin; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter; one brother, Marvin Dice; and one great-grandson, Casey Mark Sauters. 

Te Revs. Earl Bible and R. Malone conducted the funeral 11 a.m. at the Chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin.  Burial was in the Dice Family cemetery, Timber Ridge, Riverton. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Pendleton County rescue squads. 

Ardena M. Lee, 92

Ardena M. Lee, 92 of West Melbourne, FL, died Tuesday Sept. 23, 2003, at West Melbourne Health Care Center in West Melbourne, FL.  

She was born in Franklin on June 7, 1911, and was a daughter of the late Arthur David Lee and Mary Florence Rexrode. 

She moved from Iowa to Melbourne, FL, in 1959.  

She was a homemaker and a Lutheran by faith. 

Surviving are two nephews, James and Gerald Parie; three great nieces and nephews; and two great-great twin niece and nephew.  

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Brownlie-Maxwell Chapel in Melbourne, FL.  

Peggy Lou Bland Mills

Peggy Lou Bland Mills, 56, of San Diego, CA, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, the result of a multiple auto accident. 

Mrs. Mills was born June 22, 1947, at Petersburg and was the daughter of Delane E. Bennett Bland of Cleveland, OH, and the late Albert Bland of Riverton.  She was the granddaughter of Curtis and Alpha Bennett Moyers and don and Tina Bland of Riverton. 

She is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Mills Coles of San Diego, CA, and son-in-law, George, and grandson, Logan; and several aunts, uncles and cousins in the area. 

Her body was laid to rest in a a mausoleum in El Camino Memorial Garden in San Diego, CA.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Zoological Society of San Diego, CA, Memorial Gifts Development Department, PO Box 120551, San Diego, CA,  92112. 

Gene Clifford Hedrick, 54

Gene Clifford Hedrick, 54, of Hinton, VA, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at his home. 

Mr. Hedrick was born Feb. 7, 1949, in Harrisonburg, VA, and was a son of the late Emmett Cleo Hedrick and Dorothy Margaret Propst Hedrick.

He was a mechanic supervisor for Pilgrim's Pride and a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church.  He was an avid Indian motorcycle rider and was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Sons of the American Revolution.  

He is survived by a son, Andrew Gene Hedrick of Statesville, NC; one sister, Loretta Crider of Harrisonburg, VA; a brother, Ronald Brown of Martinsburg; a foster brother, Ron Kyger of Harrisonburg, VA; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

The Rev. D. Glen Langston will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. today at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin.  Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin.  

Friends may call at the funeral home after 8:00 a.m. Wednesday where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.  

Cornelia Mae Grogg

Cornelia Mae Grogg, 79, of Deer Run, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at her residence. 

Mrs. Grogg was born Feb. 27, 1924, in Deer Run and was a daughter of Carl Michael Skiles and the late Etta Mae Evick.  

She was a homemaker and was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. 

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Donna Mae and Ronald Wagner of Deer Run; two grandchildren, Keith and Meredith Wagner; two great-grandchildren, Austin and Tristan Wagner; two brothers, Earl Skiles of Franklin and LeRoy Skiles of Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was also preceded in death by one brother, William; and three sisters, Rebecca Skiles, Delsie Bergdoll and Theda Hevener. 

The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. 

The Revs. David Fisher and William Cope will conduct the funeral 11;00 a.m. Friday at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in the Skiles family cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the Pendleton County rescue squads or Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.  

Bobby D. Kimble, 62

Bobby D. Kimble, 62, of Upper Tract, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at his home. 

Mr. Kimble was born Feb. 19, 1941, at Smoke Hole and was a son of the late Obed B. Kimble and Vergie E. Landes Kimble. 

He was owner and operator of Bobby Kimble and son Masonry. 

His wife, Carolyn June Sinnett Kimble, preceded him in death Aug. 19, 1996.  They were married March 24, 1962. 

He is survived by two sons, Bobby L. Kimble and Scott A. Kimble, both of Upper Tract; four sisters, Gladys Whetzel and Rosetta Hartman, both of Franklin; Loretta Huffman of Lahmansville, and Hilda "Sis" Rohrbuagh of Maysville; three brothers, Richard Kimble and Roy "Nip" Kimble, both of Upper Tract and Delmas "Bud" Kimble of Lahmansville; three grandchildren; and mother-in-law, Alice Sinnett Cowger of Franklin.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter; and four brothers. 

Pastor Paul Goldizen conducted the funeral 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin .  Burial was at the Bowers family cemetery in Upper Tract.  

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