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19 November 2009

Myrtle P. Johnson

Myrtle P. Johnson, 80, of Franklin died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at her home.

She was born May 25, 1929, at Franklin and was the daughter of the late William Claude Johnson and Alpha Susan Hartman Johnson.

She had retired from Hanover Shoe and was a member of the Franklin Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Tommy Wise of Franklin; one brother Leo Johnson of Hillsboro; one grandson, Tommy William Wise, Jr.; and one special great-nephew, Jordan Marshall.

She was also preceded in death by six brothers, Robert Johnson, Roy Johnson, Maurice Johnson, Brozie Johnson, Arvel Johnson and Roscoe Johnson; and one sister, Margie Simpson Clower.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin with Rev. Robert Anderson officiating.  Burial was at the Cedar Hill Cemetery at Franklin.

Memorials may be made to the Franklin Rescue Squad, PO Box 966, Franklin, WV 26807 or the Franklin Main Street United Methodist Church Roof Fund, PO Box 67 Franklin, WV 26807.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Samuel Thompson, 69

Samuel “Sam” Dale Thompson, 69 of Linville, VA died Nov. 13, 2009 at his residence.

He was born Dec. 28, 1939, in Franklin and was a son of the late Brose and Nina Alt Thompson.

He worked at Pilgrim’s Pride Hatchery before retiring.  He was a member of Zion Mennonite Church near Broadway, VA.

On Sept. 26, 1959, he married the former Irene Hottinger, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Linda Thompson of Timberville, VA, Gloria Lambert of New Hope, VA, and Karen Thompson of Broadway, VA; a brother, Larry Thompson of Harrisonburg, VA; four sisters, Sue Ann Judy of Harrisonburg, VA, Mary Jane Rhodes of Grottoes, VA, Kitty Sullenberger of Mount Sidney, VA, and Judy Cupp of Mechanicsburg, PA; and grandchildren, Jake Lambert, Jonathan Reedy and Logan Thompson.

The Revs. Clyde Kratz, Richard Early and Mark Landis conducted a funeral service Monday at Zion Mennonite Church, Broadway, VA.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Broadway Rescue Squad, PO Box 666, Broadway, VA 22815.

Online condolences may be left at

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

Joy Will Ashlin

Joy Will Ashlin, of Cumberland, VA, passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 in Richmond, VA.

She was the daughter of Alice W. Will and the late William C. Will of Blue Grass, VA.

She was a registered nurse for 30 years.

Her husband, Timothy K. Ashlin of Cumberland, VA, survives.

Surviving, in addition to her husband and mother, are brothers, William B. Will, Jimmie J. Will (Linda), Jackie W. Will (Carla), and Joseph W. Will (Donna), all of Blue Grass, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Nov. 2, 2009, at New Life Assembly of God in Farmville, VA.  A private burial was held at her beloved Heatherland.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to New Life Assembly of God.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, VA, was in charge of arrangements.

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