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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

8 October 2009

Tim William Long, 70

Tim William Long, 70, of Walterboro, SC, and formerly of Oldtown, MD, Marbury, MD, and Franklin left his family to live with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 5, 2009.  He was a patient at Roper St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, SC, at the time of his death.

Born Oct. 15, 1938, he was the son of Isaac and Edith Long.

He served as mayor for the Town of Franklin from 2004 to 2007 and served as a council member prior to that.

By his own words, he “lived a full life.”

His wife, Linda H. Long, survives.

Mr. Long was the father of Sharon Beth Long Dodgins, loving grandfather of Heather, Rachael, Olivia and Leslie, great-grandfather of Delilah Cecile and brother of Kenneth, Paul, Betty, Wanda and Eldon.

Friends and family are welcome to join the family in celebrating his life today at 10:00 a.m. at Old Fort Baptist Church, 10505 Dorchester Road, Summerville, SC.

John Allen Kile

John Allen Kile, 78, of Upper Tract passed away on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at the Pendleton Manor in Franklin.

Mr. Kile was born in Upper Tract on May 25, 1931, the son of the late Ervin Grant (Feb. 14, 1988) and Mary Cynthia Smith Kile (March 17, 1989).

He married Zola Florence Alt on Jan. 3, 1955, who survives in Upper Tract.

Mr. Kile was the former owner and operator of Kile’s Grocery in Upper Tract, a member of Christ Central Church, a 1950 graduate of Franklin High School, a member of the VFW, Franklin Moose #769, South Branch Ruritan Club and Upper Tract Volunteer Fire Department.  He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War.

Also surviving are three daughters, Denise Hevener and husband, Dennis, Charlene Tennant and husband, Mark, all of Upper Tract, and Zondra Reedy and husband, Jeff of Moorefield; a sister, Nancy Jane Howery of Ashland, VA; five grandchildren, Devon Boyles and husband, Harold, Josh Harper, Caitlyn Reedy, Kyle Reedy, Danielle Hevener and fiance, Thomas Stevens; one great-granddaughter, Zoe Boyles; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Elva Burgess.

Rev. Edgar Null, Pastor Robert Tennant and Pastor Sam Harper will conduct funeral services today at 11:00 a.m. at the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin.  Interment will be in Cherry Hill Cemetery, Upper Tract, with military graveside services provided by the Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Pendleton Manor, Upper Tract Rescue Squad or Ruddle Park.

Words of comfort and memories may be left a

Family received friends on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Betty Jean Locklin

Betty Jean Locklin, 80, of Franklin passed away at her home on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by family, friends and her God.

She was born in Tuscaloosa, AL, on June 19, 1929, the only child of the late Tracy Hendricks and Eleanor North Huffstutler.

She attended elementary and high school in Tuscaloosa, AL, and was a 1950 graduate of the University of Alabama and member of the Chi Omega social sorority.  With a bachelor degree in clothing and textiles, she later received an associate degree in interior design from Northern Virginia Community College.

Mrs. Locklin was an active member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, VA, for over 30 years and became similarly active in Main Street United Methodist Church upon moving to Franklin in 1992.

Her career included teaching music, interior design and managing the Interior Design Center in Washington, DC.  Her community activities included working with the Florence Crittenden Society on behalf of unwed mothers in Mobile, AL, active membership in Daughters of the American Revolution, South Branch Valley Chapter and Pendleton County Crafters.

On Jan. 29, 1950, she married Robert Rives Locklin of Monroeville, AL, a student at the Alabama Law School.  They resided in Tuscaloosa and Monroeville, AL, then Salina, KS, during Rob’s service as a judge advocate, US Air Force, then Mobile, AL, in 1955, where her husband entered law practice.  In 1961, the family moved to Washington, DC where Mr. Locklin joined the staff of US Senator John Sparkman.

Her children were daughter, Betty Jean “Jeanie”, born May 11, 1952; daughter Eleanor Irene, born March 11, 1956; and twin boys, Lawrence Moore and Tracy Anderson, born Oct. 27, 1969.

She is survived by her husband, Rob, of their home in Franklin; a daughter, Dr. Eleanor Brown and husband, William of Seattle, WA; son, Lawrence and wife, Claudia Cardona, and grandchildren, Victoria, Jonathan and Andrew of Jacksonville, FL; son, Tracy and wife, Kristen Camp, and grandchildren, Will and Anna Hope of Herndon, VA; son-in-law, Stephen Van Trees, and wife, Martha, and grandchildren Robert and Rebecca of Reston, VA; brother-in-law, John Locklin and wife, Lela of Talladega, AL; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter Jeanie Van Trees, who died on July 27, 2002.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Franklin Main Street United Methodist Church with Revs. Robert Anderson and Walter Mullins officiating.  Burial was at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens at Franklin.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Mountain Hospice, Inc., PO Box 416, Franklin, WV 26807.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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

Arthur Earl Thompson

Arthur “Art” Earl Thompson, 74, of Seneca Rocks passed away on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

Thompson was born in West Milford, the son of the late Glenn and Rev. Bernadine Borham Thompson.

On March 31, 1982, he married Bernice Trent, who survives in Seneca Rocks.

Thompson’s career in the butter business continued for 32 years, rising to general manager of Borden’s Dairy in Columbus, OH, and later to Keller’s Creamery in Harleysville, PA, where he co-managed plants in Louisville, KY, and Somerset, PA.  He retired in 1992 to make his home in West Virginia with his wife, Bernice.

His hobbies included fishing for native trout and playing bluegrass gospel music.  Thompson was a board member of Pendleton Community Care, Pendleton Senior Family Services and Committee on Aging.  His number one love was the Lord and the faith that he had, kept him.

He attended the Riverside Church and was an Apostolic by faith.  Mr. Thompson loved his pastor, Tommy George, and the whole church family.  He was a strong positive thinker and was loved and respected by all who knew him.  He will be sadly missed, but the better country he looked for, is finally his.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two step-sons, John William Markham, Sunbury, OH, and Martin Ward Markham, Columbus, OH; one sister, Cleo Murray, Akron, OH; a number of grandchildren; and two special nephews, Daniel and David McCardy of California.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Royce of Detroit, MI; and one sister, Cora Delight McCardy of Tulare, CA.

Pastor Tommy George and Pastor Barbara Rexroad conducted funeral services at the chapel of Basagic Funeral Homes, Petersburg, Sunday.  Interment was in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Memorials may be made to the Riverside Church or Gideons International.

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