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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,

3 November 2011 

Hattie Turner, 61

Hattie Stella Ratlief Turner, 91, of Criders, VA died October 31, 2011 in Criders, VA.

She was born August 30, 1920 in Pendleton County, WV, and was a daughter of the late Emanuel and Mary Etta Caplinger Ratlief.

She was a homemaker and a farmer. She was a member of Damascus Church of the Brethren in Criders, VA.

On November 8, 1941, she married Adam Casper Turner, who preceded her in death March 3, 1999.

Surviving are one brother Calvin Ratlief and wife Jean of Orange, VA; nephews, Wesley Allen Ratlief and Tony Richard Ratlief; great nieces, Lauren Jean Ratlief, Pam Turner, Toni Gail Ratlief, Jamie Lynn Morris; a number of other nieces and nephews.

Pastors Frank Tusing and Glen Turner will conduct a funeral service 2:00 P.M. Thursday at Damascus Church of the Brethren. Burial will be in the Caplinger cemetery in Criders, VA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bergton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 19, Bergton, VA 22811.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Grandle Funeral Home, Broadway, VA.

Carl R. Long

Carl Raymond Long, age 75, Cabins, died Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at his home.

He was born June 9, 1936 in Onego, and was a son of the late Raymond Long and Margie A. (Mallow) Long.

Mr. Long was a lifelong carpenter and was a member of Spirit of Life Church in Petersburg, and attended the Job Church of God.

His wife of 52 years, Lucy (Dolly) Long survives.

Also surviving are one daughter: Anita Fay Tekmen of Haymarket, VA; one Grandson, Dakota Lee Moore; one nephew Kenneth Long and wife Diane of Cabins; one niece Gearlene Long of Cabins; sister-in-Law, Violet Long of Cabins.

He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Joshua Bayram Tekmen and Jesse Ray Tekmen, one brother, Guy W. Long and one nephew Leon D. Long.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with Pastor Brian Hipp and Rev Todd Rhodes officiating. Interment will be in the Mallow Cemetery on Timber Ridge Road, Riverton, WV.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Lucy Long, HC 59, Box 2210 Cabins, WV 26855

Alma J. Simmons

Alma J. Simmons, 76, of Franklin, WV passed away Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

She was born May 14, 1935 at Franklin, WV and was the daughter of the late Henry Simmons and Gracie Alma Lambert Simmons.

She had worked at Thompson's Motel and Restaurant, Boggs Mercantile, Western Auto and had retired from Hanover Shoe. She was a member of the Friends Run Church of the Brethren where she taught Sunday School and served as Treasurer.

She is survived by one sister, Mary Alice Simmons of Franklin: one nephew, Owen Simmons and his wife, Debra of Franklin; one niece, Mae Mallow and her husband, Paul of Franklin; one great-niece, Cindy Moyers and her husband, Alan; one great-great-nephew, Tanner Moyers; two great-great-nieces, Gracie Moyers and Lily Moyers Funeral services were held Monday, at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin with Pastors Charles Comer and Bob Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorials may be made to Friends Run Church of the Brethren, c/o Richard McLaughlin, 976 Buffalo Hills Road, Franklin, WV 26807 or Pendleton County Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 727, Franklin, WV 26807.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

David Raymond “Ray” Berg

David Raymond “Ray” Berg, age 74 of Franklin, WV, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2011.

He was born at Maysville, WV on June 2, 1937, the son of the late Roscoe David and Lula Virginia Weimer Berg.

Mr. Berg was a mechanic, a homemaker, and a janitor for a couple of years at the Pendleton County Courthouse.

He was a Brethren by faith.

His wife, Delores Thompson, survives in Brandywine.

Also surviving are three daughters, Rebecca Miller of Brandywine, Anita Shobe and husband Brian of Winchester, VA, formerly of Franklin, Cathy Pence and husband Jimmy of Franklin; three sisters, Bessie Mae Ruble of Winchester, Nola of New York, Polly Berg of Winchester, VA; a brother, Sonny Berg of Winchester, VA; eight grandchildren, Christine Berg, Natasha Wimer, Brittany Wimer, Sean Shobe, Adam, Candy, Charlotte, and Anna Pence; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Lester and Joe Pence; two brothers, Jim and “Ab” Berg; and a son-in-law, Rocky Miller.

His body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to: “the family”, c/o Rebecca Miller, 11873 Blue Gray Trail, Brandywine, WV 26802.

Memories and words of comfort may be left at

Bernard Raines, 73

Bernard W. Raines, 73, of Circleville passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time and under the direction of the Kimble Fuenral Home, Franklin.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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