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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 27 November 2003 

Lonia Dellen Ratliff

Lonia Dellen Whetzel Ratliff, 80, of Upper Tract, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

Mrs. Ratliff was born March 30, 1923, in Hardy County, and was a duaghter of the late silas Whetzel and Dora Alice Mongold Whetzel. 

She was a member of the South Mill Creek Church of the Brethren. 

Her husband, Olin G. Ratliff, preceded her in death April 9, 1997.

She is survived by a son, O. Lee Ratliff of Petersburg; two daughters, Evelyn M. Hevener of Upper Tract and Melda J. Kesner of Dorcas; a sister, Fay Ratliff of Timberville, VA; two brothers, Acie Whetzel of Mathias and Harvey Whetzel of Franklin; seven grandchildren, Eric Hevener and wife, Debbie, Amiee Mongold and husband, Jay, Kathie Heavner and husband, Jerry, Mark Ratliff and wife, Amy, and Tammy Kesner and Greg Kesner; eight great-grandchildren, James Ankers, Sarah Ankers, Shawn Heavener, Ashlee Mongold, Logan Mongold, Alexee Mongold, Addison Heavner and Claire Heavner; and one step-great-granddaughter, Tiffanie Kite.  

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Olin G. Ratliff, April 09, 1997; two brothers, Harry Whetzel and Harman Whetzel, nine sisters, Edna Whetzel, Hattie Caplinger, Virginia Kelley, Bertie Nazelrodt, Odie Mongold, Ollie May, Susie Evans, Margie Nazelrodt and Betty Evans. 

Pastors Randy Ours and Glenn Sites conducted the funeral 11 a.m. Friday at South Mill Creek Church of the Brethren.  Burial was at the Kline Cemetery in Kline.

Memorial donations may be made to South Mill Creek Church of the Brethren c/o Arnold Thorn, PO Box 512, Petersburg, WV  26847. 

Johnnie W. Armentrout

Johnnie W. Armentrout, 76, of Franklin, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003 at his home. 

Mr. Armentrout was born Aug. 3, 1927, on Track Mountain, Ruddle and was a son of the late George Amos Armentrout and Maggie Jane Pennington Armentrout. 

He was a poultry grower and a truck driver for Ruddle Lime for 25 years.  He was an Army Veteran of World War II and a member of Ruddle Presbyterian Church.   

Surviving are his wife, Mary Lamb Armentrout, whom he married Jan. 29, 1981; five daughters, Linda and Husband, Paul Shanholtz of Charles Town, Mary Catherine Luce of Shepherdstown, Loretta and husband, Dwaine Helman, Patricia and Husband, Arthur Sites, Janice and husband, Jerry Kimble, all of Franklin; a son, Johnny R. and wife, Elaine Armentrout of Front Royal, VA; four stepsons, Darrell Meadows of Upper Tract, Bill Puffenbarger of Craigsville, VA, Robert Bitzer of Hinton, VA, and Michael Bitzer of Sugar Grove; one stepdaughter, Cindy Puffenbarger of Sugar Grove; one brother, William "Bill" Armentorut of Elkins; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. 

Pastor Rob Borrow conducted the funeral at 1 p.m. Monday at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery at Franklin with Military Graveside Services by Pendleton county Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Lula Belle Kline, P.O. Box 873, Franklin, WV  26807.   

Darrell E. Fisher, Sr. 

Darrell Edward Fisher, Sr., 79, of Franklin, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at the Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin where he had resided since November, 2001.  He had lived in Harrisonburg, VA, from 1986 to 1995. 

Mr. Fisher ws born Oct. 22, 1924, in Palmertown, Indiana County, PA, and was a son of the late Lawrence Blair Fisher and Alice Nola Henry Fisher.  

His education was obtained through 11 years in Indiana County Schools in Pennsylvania.  He was a maintenance inspector for Pennsylvania Penn Central and Conrail Railroad for 32 years.  He was an Army Veteran of World War II. 

On Aug. 16, 1948, in Indiana County, PA, he married Estie Lynn Oakman, who survives.  ON Aug. 16, 1998, the renewed their love to each other for their 50th wedding anniversary.  

Also surviving are seven daughters, and their Spouses, Carol Hedrick (Melvin Kuykendall) of Gettysburg, PA, Bonnie Powell (Tom) of Crabtree, PA, Shelley Miller (Jeff) of Harrisonburg, VA, Cindy Fisher of Hostetter, PA, Joanie Fisher (Lanny Marshall) of Franklin, Karen Roberston (Randy) of Franklin, and Tracey Guy (Andy) of Franklin; two sons and spouses Darrell Fisher, Jr. (Diana) of Harrisonburg, VA, and Leonard Fisher (Christine) of New Florence, PA; three sisters and spouses, Ruth Duncan (LeRoy "Pete") and Marion Long (Norman, both of Blacklick, PA, and Ruby Hazlett (Raymond) of clymer, PA; one brother and spouse Wilbur Fisher (Patty) of Josephine, PA; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Blair; and three sisters, Pearl, Louise and Arlene. 

Pastor Shyrl Smith conducted the funeral 2 p.m. Friday at the Chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial was at Pine Crest Cemetery in Franklin with military honors provided by the Pendleton County Honor Guard.  

Memorial contributions may be mad to the American Diabetes foundation, the Pendleton county Rescue Squad or the Pendleton Nursing Home. 

Dorothy Hinerman, 92

Dorothy Lillian Eye Hinerman, 92, Petersburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.

 Mrs. Hinerman was born Aug. 19, 1911, in Dahmer and was the daughter of the late Cleveland L. Propst and Anna Rebecca Hedrick Propst. 

She was the owner and operator of Eye's Restaurant in Petersburg.  She was a member of the Petersburg Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Her first husband, Emery Raymond Eye, preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 1956,.  Her second husband Wesley Mems Hinerman, preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1971.  

Surviving are three daughters, Charlotte Eye Hartman of Fort Seybert, Roberta Ruth Nesselrodt of Alexandria, VA, and Rebecca Catherine "Cathy" Alt of Petersburg; a son, Bobby Gene Eye of Harrisonburg, VA; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Melinda Eye; five brothers, Wilson, Cleveland, Hughie, Harry and Warnie C.; and three sisters, Elva Grace Benne, Tressie Nelson and Bessie Lou Smith. 

Bishop David Bradley and elder John Hartman conducted the funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg.  Burial was in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Grant Memorial Hospital Chapel Fund or the Grant County Nursing Home. 

Carl Lewis Cutlip, 60

Carl Lewis Cutlip, 60, of Brandywine, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.  

Mr. Cutlip was born July 15, 1943, in Sutton and was a son of the late William Henry Cutlip and Mary Jane Lewis Cutlip. 

He was employed at Roger Shifflett's Junkyard for eight years and was a live hanger supervisor at Wamplers from 1975, to 1992.

Surviving are his wife, Marcia McCord Cutlip; two daughters, Jeanette M. Miller of Franklin and Janet K. Bennett of Tioga, two sons, Carl "Bucky" Cutlip of Franklin and Bobby Joe Cutlip of Goochland; a sister, Virginia Pearl Kline of Brandywine; four brothers, Jack Cutlip and Bruce Cutlip, both of Franklin, Ralph Cutlip of Goochland and Ira Cutlip of Cleveland, OH; and nine grandchildren. 

The Revs. Rob Borror and Donnie Stout conducted a graveside service 1 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Exchange.

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

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