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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

4 December 2008

Alva "Gene" Bennett

Alva "Gene" Bennett, 72, of Petersburg, died Nov. 26, 2008, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born June 18, 1936, at Circleville, he was a son of the late Luther and Mary Margaret Hedrick Bennett.

He was a logger and timberman.  He served in the US Army and attended Circleville schools.

Surviving are a companion, Pauline Berg of Petersburg; one daughter, Rebecca "Becky" Leary of Whitmer; three sisters, Dora Lou Sponaugle of Franklin, Margaret Turner of Cleveland, OH, and Patricia Wollum of Inwood; three brothers, Johnny Luther Bennett of Franklin, Stanley Allen Bennett of Verona, VA, and Timothy James Bennett of Riverton; and one grandson.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Lee Bennett ; and three sisters, Gilda Lee, Bernice Virginia and Ruby Smith. 

Funeral services were Saturday at the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin, with Rev. Mark McAllister officiating.  Burial, with military graveside services by Pendleton county services by Pendleton county Veterans Honor Guard, was in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Louella Belle Rodgers

Louella Belle Rodgers, 79, of Woodbridge, VA, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at Westminster of Lake Ridge, Woodbridge, VA.

She was born July 2, 1929, in Pansy and was the daughter of the late John Reel and Lottie (Alt) Reel.

Her husband, James "Bill" Rodgers, preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2006.

Surviving are four daughters: Carolyn Haslacker and Wanda Stump, both of Woodbridge, VA, Elva Smith of Fredericksburg, VA, and Pamela de Niord of Colorado Springs, CO; one son: John Rodgers of Augusta; 10 grandchildren; two sisters: Nora Reel of Petersburg and Dora Cook of Upper Tract: and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Anna Lee Hesse, Irene Berg and viola Reel; and four brothers, Charles June Reel, Ralph Alt, William Bill Reel and Leander Reel.   w. Berg, Sr., and Forrest Rodgers officiating.  Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with Rev. Lyle W. Berg, Sr., and Forrest Rodgers officiating.  Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Pentecostal Church, PO Box 291, Petersburg, WV  Landes Ruritan, Petersburg, WV  26847 or Westminster of Lake Ridge, 12184 Clipper Drive, Woodbridge, VA  22192.

Carol Lee Bodkin

Carol Lee Bodkin, 74, of Brandywine died Nov. 27, 2008, at her residence.

Born June 18, 1934, at Cherry Grove, she was a daughter of the late Robert Harry and Jane Lou Harold Simmons.

She had worked at Hanover Shoe and Pendleton Nursing Home.  She attended school in Brandywine and loved and collected coffee cups and lighted houses.  She was a member of the Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren.

Her husband, Marlin Ray Bodkin, preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 2003. 

Surviving are three daughters, Fern Kline and husband, Calvin of Franklin; Elizabeth Hosteter and husband, Richard of Hot Springs, VA, and Carol Ann Gross and husband, Albert of Tulsa, OK; two sons, Terry Lee Bodkin and wife, Tammy of Franklin, and Neil Douglas Simmons and wife, Carolyn of New Market, VA; two sisters, Patricia Hartman of Fort Seybert and Catherine Arbaugh of Whitmer; three brothers, Jake Teter of Franklin, Harry Teter of Seman, OH, and Oxford Teter; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Melvin Smith; one sister, Gertrude Lambert; and four grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin, with Pastor Harold Cullers and Elder David Hartman officiating.  Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandywine.

Memorials may be made to the Pendleton County fire and rescue squads. 

Freda Glick, 97

Freda Waggy Glick, 97, of Dayton, VA, passed away, Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at Bridgewater Home.

Mrs. Glick was born in Sugar Grove on Aug. 10, 1911, and was a daughter of the late George Waggy and Eliza Jane (Wilfong) Smith.

She was a sales associate at J.C. Penney Company for many years.  She was the oldest member of the Montezuma Church of the Brethren and for many years was very active in the Women's Fellowship Group.

She was married to Frank Jackson Glick, who preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 1996.

Surviving are two sons, Jimmie F. Glick and wife, Betty Jo Moyers Glick, and Randy B. Glick and wife, Mary Lou Chapman Glick, all of Dayton, VA; a sister Juanita Sayers of Harrisonburg, VA; five grandchildren, Cynthia Glick McNett and husband, Kenneth, David F. Glick and wife, Maureen McCann Glick, Steven B. Glick, Bethany "Jill" Glick Brashears and husband, Thomas, and Anna Glick Wilhelm and husband, Eric; four great-grandchildren, Allison McNett Davis and husband, Johnny, Austin McNett, Hannah Glick and Aaron Glick; and a great-great-granddaughter, Ainsley Davis.  

A funeral service was held at Montezuma Church of the Brethren on Nov. 26, 2008, with Pastor David R. Miller and Janet Whetzel officiating.  Burial followed in the Dayton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Montezuma church of the Brethren Building Fund, 4937 Ottobine Road, Dayton, VA  22821.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Johnson Funeral Service, Bridgewater, VA, was in charge of funeral arrangements. 

John H. Bennett

John H. Bennett, 70, of White Marsh, MD, and formerly of Onego, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, in the Franklin Square Hospital.

He was born Oct. 4, 1938, in Seneca Rocks and was the son of Mildred Bennett and the late Fred Bennett.

Mr. Bennett was a farmer and retired from General Motors in Baltimore, MD.  He served in the United States Army.

His wife, Madelene Ours Bennett, survives.

Surviving beside his mother and wife, are one son, Terry Bennett of Glen Burnie, MD; three daughters: Charlene Bates of Joppa, MD, Sabrina Myrick of Bowleys Quarters, MD, and Melissa Lovitch of Wantage, NJ; 10 grandchildren; one sister, Loretha Humphrey of Dayton Beach, FL; and one brothers: L. Rick Bennett of Bear, DE.

He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Rocky Alan Bennett. 

Funeral services were held Nov 26 at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, with Rev. Joseph Eversole officiating.  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery with military honors by the VFW Post 6454 and JROTC. 

Edgar Cook, 85

Edgar Grant Cook, 85, of Frederick, MD, passed away on Nov. 23, 2008, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

He was the husband of Miriam S. Cook, his wife of 62 years.

Born June 15, 1923, in Circleville, he was the son of the late Frank M. and Olivia B. Cook.

Mr. Cook served in the South Pacific during WWII in the U.S. Coast Guard, aboard LST 765.  He worked as a mechanic for Chevy Chase Chevrolet for 45 years until his retirement. He loved NASCAR, country music and the Washington Redskins and was an avid Chesapeake Bay fisherman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Pearce and husband, Bill of Richmond, VA, and Cindi Wirick and husband, George of Walkersville, MD; two sisters, Ruby Phares and husband, Robert and Jane Cook; four brothers, Raymond Cook, Morris Cook and wife, Jean, Richard Cook and wife, Mary, and Charles Cook; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert Cook and Charles McDonald.  

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, Dec. 7, at Walkersville United Methodist Church, 22 Main St. in Walkersville, MD.  Committal services will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA  22116-7023.

Funeral arrangements were by Resthaven Funeral services, Skkott Cody P.A. in Frederick, MD. 

Almeda Faye Nottingham

Almeda Faye Nottingham, 75, of Dunmore, passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. 

Born Aug. 29, 1933, at Riverton, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Madge Judy Simmons.

She was a homemaker and attended Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Her first husband Othel J. VanDevender, preceded her in death.

Her second husband, Charles Allen "Doc" Nottingham, survives.

Also surviving are two children, Dixie Penner of Salisbury, MD, and Linda Taylor of Dunmore; three step=-children, Chuck Nottingham and wife, Doris of Dunmore, Steve Nottingham and wife Sara of Annapolis, MD and Cheryl Hartman of Harrisonburg, VA; a grandson, Jacob Ray Taylor of Dunmore; step-grandchildren, Dustin Nottingham and Westley Nottingham, both of Annapolis, MD, Courtney Hartman and Derek Hartman, both of Harrisonburg, VA, Mathew Taylor and wife, Elissa, Stephen Taylor and wife, Robin, and Adam Taylor and wife, Amanda, all of Dunmore; step-great-grandchildren, Hillary, Jesse, Chasten, Tresten, Macaden and Conner Taylor; two sisters, Martha Hickman of Waynesboro, VA, and Nancy Poleo of Roanoke, VA; and several nieces and nephews.   

She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ray H. Taylor, three brothers, Wayne, Jake and Paul Simmons; and two sisters, Ruth Simmons and Mary Pugh.

Services were held Tuesday at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. David Fuller and Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating.  Burial followed in the Arbovale Cemetery Annex.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church  for Sunday School rooms c/o Faye McCarty, Rt. 1 Box 54-B, Green Bank, WV  24944.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

Stella Mae Eye

Stella Mae Eye, 87, of Petersburg and formerly of Franklin, died Nov. 29, 2008, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born April 29, 1921, at Moyers, she was a daughter of the late Zellie and Ida Harold Moyers.

She was a homemaker.  she attended Pendleton County Schools and was a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church. 

Her husband, Raymond Dixie "Dick" Eye, preceded her in death on April 28, 1973.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas Bryan Eye and wife, Phyllis of Frederick, MD, and Dixie Ray Eye of Franklin; one brother, Reynolds Moyers of Alamogordo, NM; five grandsons; seix great-grandsons; and three great-granddaughters. 

She was also preceded in death by one son, Stephen; one brother, Ray Moyers; and one sister, Ruby Truley.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin, with Rev. Stanley Kile officiating.  Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin.

Memorials may be made to Grant County Commission on Aging.

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