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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 5 December 2002

Vickie Darlene Ogle

Vickie Darlene Ogle, 41, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Nella's Nursing Home, Crystal Springs.

Mrs. Ogle was born May 27, 1961, at Bergton, VA, and was a daughter of Carl William Foltz of Brandywine and the late Nellie Marie Mellott Foltz who died in 1981.

She had been employed at Wampler Poultry/Pilgrim's Pride.

She was married to Fred Earlie Ogle of Lexington, VA, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters,, Sharon Keister, Harrisonburg, VA, Kathy Ogle, Brandywine and Susie Ogle, Elkins; one son, David Earlie Ogle, Huntington; one sister, Patricia Ann Dove, Bridgewater, VA; and two brothers, Daniel William Foltz, Sangersville, Va, and Richard Lee Mellott, Richmond, VA; and three grandchildren, Andrew Keister, Harrisonburg, VA, Rebecka O'Roark, Harrisonburg, VA, and Matthew Hoover, Brandywine.

Rev. Travis Dowdy of Brandywine conducted the funeral service Friday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial was in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin.

Memorials may be made to the family., c/o Carl Foltz, PO Box 296, Brandywine, WV.


Bessie Turner, 67,

Bessie Turner, 67, of Annapolis, MD, died October 23, 2002, at her home after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Turner was born Sept. 17, 1935, in Simoda, the daughter of the late Jesie J. and Maysell Thompson.

On Sept. 16, 1961, she married Hilton "Mickey" Turner.

She was a homemaker until her children were grown and then she worked with her husband as a bookkeeper at their service station, Turner's Amoco in Lothian. They retired in 2000.

Her interests included bowling, NASCAR and her family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Vicki Turner of Tracys Landing, MD; one son, Douglas Turner of Glen Burnie, MD; four sisters, Betty Bennett of Circleville, Rebecca Kline of Waldorf, MD, Dorothy Lantz of Riverton, and June R. Smith of Virginia; and two grandchildren.

She was the sister of the late George Thompson.

Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Kalas Funeral Home, Edgewater, MD. Burial was in Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 4203, Annapolis, MD 21403, or Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108.


Lydia Alice Kesner, 84

Lydia Alice Kesner, 84, of Moorefield, and formerly of Paw Paw, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

Mrs. Kesner was born Nov. 10, 1918, in Upper Tract and was a daughter of the late Luther Helmick and Lena Pennington Helmick.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Woodrow Union Church in Paw Paw.

Her husband, Eston G. Kesner, Sr., preceded her in death in 1965.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary L. Franks of Marksville, LA; two sons, Eston G. Kesner, Jr., of Moorefield, and Richard W. Kesner of Paw Paw; three sisters, Ella Mae Smith and Ann Lea Helmick, both of Keyser, and Ruth Helmick of Franklin, three brothers, Luther Helmick of New Creek, James Helmick of Brandywine and Richard Helmick of Franklin; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pastor Richard White conducted the funeral 2 p.m. Monday at the Kimble Funeral Home in Paw Paw. Burial was at the Woodrow Cemetery in Paw Paw.


H. Curtis Dolly, 87

Henry Curtis "Curt" Dolly, 87, Seneca Rocks, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at his residence.

Mr. Dolly was born April 15, 1915, in Seneca Rocks and was a son of the late Sampson Dolly and Rebecca Self Dolly.

He was a farmer and carpenter and retired in 2000 from South Branch Vocational School. He was a member of the North Fork Mennonite church.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betty M. Heavener Dolly.

Also surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Wayne Lee Dolly and Linda of Cabins and Leonard Curtis Dolly of Petersburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet S. Sites and Jerry of Cabins; two brothers, Jesse Dolly of Seneca Rocks and Ollie Dolly of Stephens City, VA; one granddaughter, Kimberly Dawn Sites of Moorefield; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by seven brothers, John Dolly, Gordon Dolly, George Dolly, Henson Dolly, Edward Dolly, Calvin Dolly and Lester Dolly; three sisters, Martha Reed, Sarah Hartman and Rachel Dolly.

Pastors John Swartz and Fred Miller conducted the funeral service 1 p.m. Sunday at Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Burial was at the Dolly Family Cemetery in Cabins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant County Nursing Home, 27 Early Ave., Petersburg, WV 26847, or to the North Fork Mennonite Church, HC 59, Box 217, Petersburg, WV, 26847.


Harley Raines, 86

Harley Raines, 86, of Franklin, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at his residence.

Mr. Raines was born Aug. 23, 1916, at Simoda and was a son of the late Patrick Raines and Laura Lambert Raines.

He was a plumber and a carpenter and had worked for Franklin Home Service. He was a member and trustee of the Friends Run Church of the Brethren.

On Oct. 25, 1936, he married Retha May Bowers Raines, who preceded him in death on Feb. 11, 1991.

He is survived by one son, Stanley Raines of Grottoes, VA; one daughter, Helen Heavner of Upper Tract; a twin brother, Arlie Raines of Brandywine, five grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Friends Run Church of the Brethren in Franklin. Burial was at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon International.

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


Eugene P. Wratchford, 68

Eugene P. Wratchford, 68, a retired minister and college professor, of Martinsburg, died on November 25, 2002, peacefully at home.

Dr. Wratchford was born in Moorefield and was a son of Ervin Wratchford of Moorefield and the late Bessie Gochenour Wratchford.

He retired in 1999 after 40 years in the Christian ministry. He served churches of the Brethren in West Virginia and during his seminary years, the Presbyterian Church of Christ (Congregational) in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Indiana and Pennsylvania. He was elected Pastor Emeritus of his last pastorate in West Springfield, MA, in 1999.

Dr. Wratchford graduated from Moorefield High in 1953; earned a B.A. Degree at Berea College, Berea, KY, and a Master's from Bethany Theological Seminary in 1960, Boston University School of Theology in 1964, and the University of Connecticut in 1972. He also earned a Ph.D. from Hartford Seminary Foundation in Connecticut in 1977.

He was active in various civic and religious community, state, and national organizations, and taught on the college level at Manchester College, North Manchester, IN, Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA, and Central Connecticut State University and Tunxis Community College in Connecticut. Dr. Wratchford was a private pilot who loved the tranquility of flying and earned the nickname, "the flying pastor."

In addition, Dr. Wratchford published articles in several journals and is the author of several books; Brain Research and Personhood, his doctoral dissertation in 1979; The Snows of Pine Ridge in 2001; a new book Junk in the Religious Business, to be published in early 2003; and an autobiography, Moonlight Over the Swinging Bridge, as yet unpublished.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Charlotte Mitchell Wratchford, formerly of Upper Tract; a daughter, Jeanne LeClair and her husband Richard LeClair, Jr., of West Springfield, MA; one son, Philip D. Wratchford and his wife, Jamie; and two granddaughters, Shelby Anne Wratchford and Lauren Elizabeth Wratchford, all of Waterloo, IL; his father Ervin Wratchford of Moorefield; three brothers, David Wratchford of Winchester, VA, Norman "Bud" Wratchford of Moorefield, and Walter Wratchford of Walkersville, MD: one step-brother, Johnny Wratchford of Franklin; seven sisters, Lena Hinkle, Virginia Baldwin and Bonnie Hines, all of Moorefield, Lila Ann Sine of Winchester, VA, Alice French of Baltimore, MD, Phyllis Shobe of Chesterfield, VA, and Dorothy Ritchie of Harrisonburg, VA. He will sadly be missed by his loving family and friends.

Dr. Glen Snowden ( a long time friend), and Thomas Hartshorn of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ in Martinsburg conducted a funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the Elmore Funeral Home in Moorefield.


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