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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 17 October 2002

Joan B. Weese, 70

Joan Branson Weese, 70, of Overlook Street, Moorefield, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at her residence.

She was born March 7, 1932, in Lost River and was a daughter of the late Harper L. and Freddie M. (Webster) Branson.

Mrs. Weese was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary , Women of the Moose and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry A. Weese, in April, 1991.

Surviving are two sons, Michael A. Weese of Moorefield, and Edward Richard III of Columbus, OH; a daughter, Deborah J. Martin of Hedgesville; three brothers, Geroge W. Branson of Lost River, William L. Branson of Norfolk, VA, and Jonathan O. Branson of Lost River; three sisters, Alice W. Hartman of Franklin, Betty J. Wolfe of Moorefield, and Elinor M. Dove of Virginia Beach, VA; and four grandchildren.

Pastors Judy Vetter and Arlen Schrock will conduct the funeral service 1 p.m. today at the Fraley Funeral Home in Moorefield. Interment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery at Lost River.

The family received friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Fraley Fuenral Home in Moorefield.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Company 46, Kuykendall Lane, Moorefield, WV 26836.

Tributes and condolences to Mrs. Weese may be left in the Guestbook after her obituary at


Kermit C. Zickefoose, 77

Kermit C. Zickefoose, 77, of Lake Havasu City, AZ, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at Las Vegas, NV.

Mr. Zickefoose was born Oct. 12, 1924, at Hunting Ground and was a son of the late Charles Zickefoose and Alice Warner Zickefoose.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Frick Zickefoose; two daughters, Brenda Perry, Bothell, WA, and Linda Ranes, Long Beach, CA; and two granddaughters.

Also surviving are one sister, Emmel Bennett Circleville, and one brother Bernard Zickefoose, Cleveland, OH.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Elva Daniels of Beverly; and one brother, Edsel Zickefoose of Cleveland, OH.

Burial was Monday, Oct. 14, at Lake Havasu City, AZ.


Elinor Dolly Carson, 72

Elinor June Dolly Carson, 72, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002.

The funeral service will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel in Greenville, NC. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Carson, a native of Franklin, moved to Greenville, NC, in 1950. She was a 1952 graduate of East Carolina Teachers College, where she received her bachelor's degree in music and masters' in education.

She taught in the Pitt County School System for approximately 30 years. She was a member of Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, where she served as a Circle leader, and was a member of the Joy Club. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Farmville Chapter.

She had served as president of the Alpha Iota and Fidelis Beta Chapters of Alpha Delta Kappa, a sorority of women educators. She had been past district president of NCAE Elementary Education, was a member of the North Carolina Retired School Personnel, Jarvis United Methodist Women, ECU Art Enthusiasts, and the Ada Cherry Sunday School class.

She taught Sunday School to the Jarvis youth for several years. She also served as a volunteer for Church Ministries United and was a member of the Iter cum Libris Book Club.

Mrs. Carson had a way of touching the lives of others in a way that enriched their lives. She had many good friends who will always remember her for her love of life, love of people, sunny disposition, sense of humor and her special smile.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar W. Dolly and Mabel V. Dolly; a brother, Franklin Dolly; a brother, Franklin Dolly; a sister, Genetta McQuain; and a son, Scott Carson.

She is survived by one son, Mark Carson of Seattle, WA; and several nieces and nephews living in Maryland and Texas.

The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Greenville, NC.


Raymond Lee George, 92

Raymond Lee George, 92, of Harrisonburg, VA, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at the Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. George was born Aug. 20, 1910, in Gormania. He was the son of the late William and Annie Rinker George.

Mr. George lived in Riverton before moving to Harrisonburg, VA, in 1942. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Riverton and retired from Swift & Company after 24 years.

He was married to the former Effie H. Davis, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, Kenneth L. George of Keezletown, VA; three daughters, Mary Whetzel of Harrisonburg, VA, Dorothy Michael of Dayton, VA, and Betty Morris of Grottoes, VA; one sister, Faye Blair of Maryland; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Archie Lam conducted a funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, VA. Burial followed at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg, VA.


Rachel C. Humes

Rachel C. (nee Champ) Humes died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, in Maryland.

Mrs. Humes was the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Sadie (Van Meter) Champ.

She was the dear wife of the late Stephen E. Humes, Sr., and loving mother of Deborah (nee Humes) Graybeal, Stephen E. Humes, Jr., and Kevin C. Humes; grandmother of Michelle (Martinez) Schueler, Danielle E. Martinez, Samira R. Humes and Angela M. Humes; and sister of Coy Thompson of Upper Tract and Roxy Shirk of Franklin.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by Henry Champ, Robert Champ, Eston Champ, Lee Champ, Iva (Champ) Hartman, Kermit Champ, Lonzie Champ and Ottis champ.

Fr. Ron Zoubeck conducted the funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at the Schimunek Funeral Home in Bel Air, MD. Interment was in the Gardens of Faith Cemetery.

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