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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

15 November 2007

Richard W. Kimble 

Richard W. Kimble, 82, of Upper Tract, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

He was born Feb. 14, 1925, at Smoke Hole and was the son of the late Obed Berkley and Vergie Landes Kimble. 

He was a construction worker and farmer and was a member of the WV Laborers Union at Clarksburg. 

On July 2, 1945, he married Mary Shreve Kimble, who survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Patsy Robertson of Black Mtn., NC, Peggy Botkin of Upper Tract, Darlene Mallow of Greenwood, SC, and Frankie Roberson of Franklin; four sons, James L. Kimble of Lahmansville, Carroll "Hap" Kimble and Larry "Doc" Kimble, both of Upper Tract, and Tony R. Kimble of Cumberland, MD; four sisters, Gladys Whetzel and Rosetta Hartman, both of Franklin, Loretta Huffman of Lahmansville and Hilda Rohrbaugh of Maysville; two brothers, Roy E. Kimble of Upper Tract and Eston Delmas Kimble of Lahmansville; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; and four foster children.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and one grandson.

Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin, with the Revs. Stanley Kile and Sam Harper officiating. Interment will be at Cherry Hill Cemetery at Upper Tract.

Memorials may be made to the Upper Tract Rescue Squad.

Friends called at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.  

Eula M. Kimble

Eula M. "Maw" Kimble, 96, of Upper Tract, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin.

Mrs. Kimble was born Aug. 16, 1911, at Reeds Creek and was the daughter of the late John McClure and Fannie Hedrick Hedrick. 

She was a homemaker and was a member of the Brushy Run Church of God. 

On Sept. 17, 1928, she married Fred C. Kimble, who preceded her in death Sept. 4, 1972. 

She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Judy of Upper Tract; a son, Fred C. "J.R." Kimble of Upper Tract; four sisters, Icie Clark of Pittsburgh, PA, Mary Thompson and Pauline Waggy, both of Franklin and Madeline Whitecotton of Upper Tract; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and five step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Norman Kimble; two brothers; two sisters; and a grandson..

The Rev. Rita Beeman conducted the funeral Wednesday at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.  Burial was at the Cherry Hill Cemetery in Upper Tract.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pendleton Nursing Home, P.O. Box 700, Franklin, WV 26807. 

Mary C. Smith, 99

Mary C. Smith, 99, passed away Oct. 24, 2007, in Akron, OH. 

A daughter of the late Floyd and Ida Mae Simmons, she was born and raised in Buffalo Hills. 

Mrs. Smith lived in Akron, H, most of her life where she was a member of the Goodyear HEights Baptist Church. 

Her husband, Harry I. Smith, preceded her in death in 1970. 

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and David Swinford of Canton, OH; three grandchildren, Mark Swinford of Chandler, AZ, Jennifer Gerber of Hilliard, OH, and Curtis (Acacia) Swinford of Nashville, TN: three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Brandon and Zachary Gerber; and a brother and sister-in-law, Floyd J. and Anna Simmons, Jr. 

She also was preceded in death by one son, Lester; a sister, Verdie Warner; and a brother Leslie (Byrd) Simmons. 

Funeral services were held Oct. 27 at the Goodyear Heights Baptist Church, Akron, OH, with Pastor John E. Phillips officiating.  Burial was at Mt. Peace Cemetery in Hartville, OH. 

Memorials may be made to Goodyear Heights Baptist Church, 1767 Goodyear Blvd., Akron, OH 44305. 

Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, OH, was in charge of funeral arrangements.  

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