Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,18 October, 2001

Mary Mae Metz

Mary Mae Metz, 63, Upper Tract, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA.

Mrs. Metz was born April 20, 1938, in Brushy Run and was a daughter of the late Charles G. Borror and goldie Margaret Alt Borror.

She was a cook and baker at Thompson's Restaurant.

Her husband, Harry Andrew Metz, preceded her in death in 1981.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Grimes, Point Marion, PA, and Judy Ann Metz, Upper Tract; a son, ronnie Ray Metz, Brandywine; five sisters, Virginia Lantz, Timberville, VA, Jeannie Dove, Shenandoah, VA, June Eckard Palmer, Culver IN, Ruby Sites, Petersburg, and Jane Bennett, Morgantown; five brothers, Patrick Borror, St. Mary's, Bruce Borror and Billy Wayne Borror, both of Upper Tract, Emmett Daniel Borror, Harrisonburg, VA, and Guy Junior Borror, Mountain City, TN; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Roger Lee Metz, in 1994; and two brothers, Roger Borror and Randall Borror.

The Rev. Bruce Cosner conducted the funeral at 2 p.m. at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial was at Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Upper Tract.

 

Mary Harman Teter, 89

Mary Harman Teter, 89, of Seneca Rocks, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at the Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

Mrs. Teter was born Feb. 18, 1912 in Laneville and was a daughter of the late Asa Harman, Jr and Elizabeth Ketterman Harman.

She retired after serving as Seneca Rocks Postmaster for 19 years. She operated a restaurant at Seneca Rocks. She was a member of the Petersburg church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints; and a member of the Rock Cave V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, and the White Shrine of Elkins.

On July 11, 1947, she married Guy Teter, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mary Jo Heier, State College, PA, and Patricia Ann Long, Elkins; one son, Ronald A. Teter, Seneca Rocks; one sister, Ova Wellman, Huntington; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bishop David Bradley conducted the funeral at 1 p.m. Monday at the Harman Church of the Brethren. Burial followed in the Harman Cemetery.

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

 

Woodrow T. Harper, 61

Woodrow Thomas Harper, a resident of Prattville, AL, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at the age of 61.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m., from Prattville Memorial Chapel with Chaplain Jerry Sulzby officiating.

Burial followed at Prattville Memory Gardens, with Prattville Memorial Chapel directing.

Mr. Harper served his country as a veteran of the United States Air Force. At the time of his death, he was employed with the Traffic Division of Bush Hog, LLC in Selma, AL.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Violet Mae Harper.

He is survived by his wife, Doshia Harper; five daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Ron Fulton, Dawn and Tommy Sellers, Selena and Randall Mitchell, Lawana Albin and Vanessa White; six sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Janet Herring, Darrell and Stephanie Harper, Tommy and Juanita Harper, Gene and Angela Harper, Mike and Mona Mitchell, and Thomas Mitchell, Jr.; his father Roscoe T. Harper, Franklin; 22 grandchildren; three sisters, Reta (Roger) Corn, Baltimore, MD, Mary Elaine Cody, Murietta, CA, and Jean Chestnut Harrisonburg, VA; severa nieces , nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and faithful companion, "D.W."

 

Tommy Harper, 73

A funeral service for Tommy Harper, age 73, of Columbus, OH, was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the Kirkersville Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Service. Burial followed in Newark Memorial Gardens where military honors were observed.

Mr. Harper, a veteran of the U.S. Army, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at the Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, OH following a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 28, 1928, in Riverton, to the late Walter W. and Ella (Hedrick) Harper.

He was retired from Simplex Auto Parts. He ad also worked at the National Biscuit Company for a number of years and was most recently employed by National Car Rental in Columbus, OH.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Beckie and Tom Jones, Groveport, OH, Laura and Carl Pitsenbarger, Obetz, OH, and Debbie and Mike Bowman, Del Rio, TX; son, Danny Harper, Newark, OH; very special grandsons, Tommy and Karl; and three granddaughters; sisters and brother-in-law, Virginia and George Warner, Renoldsburg, OH, and Ruth Byrd, Hebron, OH; brother and sister-in-law, Geroge and Mary Harper, Granville, OH; along with a host of nieces and nephews and many family members in Beverly and Elkins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Harper.

An online guest book and memorial is available by going to www.hvjfuneralservice.com and clicking on the obituary link.

 

Earl James Borror, Jr., 63

Earl James Borror, Jr., 63, of Keyser, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at his home.

Born Jan. 26, 1938, in Westernport, he was a son of the late Earl James, Sr., and Glona Mae (Harold) Borror, formerly of Upper Tract.

Mr. Borror was a retired electrician at Westvaco Corporation with 40 years of service. He was a 1956 graduate of Bruce High School. Mr. Borror was a United States Army veteran of the National Guard, a member of Hiram Lodge 103 A.F. and A.M., a member of Kelly Mansfield Post 52 American Legion, a member of Blackhawk Tribe 131 Improved Order of Redman, a member of Cresaptown Eagles Sportsmen Club, and past president of the Keyser Rescue Squad.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane (Tichnell) Borror; two sons, Gregory J. Borror of Keyser and Mark D. Borror of Romney; two grandsons, Mike and Jesse; two granddaughters, Kayla and Kelsie; and many special friends.

At Mr. Borror's request, his body was donated to the Human Gift Registry of West Virginia.

Memorial services were conducted at Fountain United Brethren Christ Church, (across from Fountain School), on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. and at River Dale Acres (camp), south Branch River, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Potomac Valley Hospital Hospice, Keyser.

Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, is in charge of arrangements.

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