Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

  6 October 2005 

Mae Bennett, 94

Mae Bennett, 94, of Cherry Grove died Sept. 29, 2005, at Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin.

Mrs. Bennett was born May 28, 1911, in Cherry Grove and was the daughter of the late James Teter and Mad Lamb.

She was a homemaker and a member of Big Run Presbyterian Chapel.

Surviving are two daughters, Juanita Bennett of Cherry Grove and Karen Sue Quilter of Lebanon, IN; two sons, Eston Bennett of Cherry Grove and Phares Bennett of Durbin; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a number of great-great-grandchildren. 

She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Sally.

A funeral was conducted Sunday at Big Run Presbyterian Chapel in Cherry Grove.  Burial was in the Cherry Grove Cemetery at Cherry Grove by Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. 

Thelma Chapman, 73

Thelma Ellen Chapman, 73, of Petersburg died Oct. 1, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Mrs. Chapman was born Feb. 28, 1932, in Ketterman and was a daughter of the late Grant I. VanMeter and Esta Nelson VAnMeter.

She was a waitress for Amherst Diner and worked for National Fruit, both of Winchester, VA.  She was a member of Faith Assembly of God Church in Petersburg.

Survivors include her husband, Sterling Leo Chapman; a son, Larry W. VanMeter and wife, Wendy of Petersburg; a daughter, Karen A. Keplinger and husband, Paul of Arthur; three sisters, Annabelle Berg of Jordan Run, Audrey Clark of Great Cacapon, and Debra VanMeter of Cabins; four grandchildren; one step-grandson; seven great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.   

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Ottis VanMeter, Kermit Stanley VanMeter and Earl Junior VanMeter. 

The Rev. Charles Lomasney conducted the funeral Tuesday at Faith Assembly of God Church.  Burial was at South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens in Petersburg by Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg.

Memorial donations may be made to the family. 

Obituaries are used with the permission of the Pendleton Times.

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