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Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 12 December 2002

Syvil Elva Lambert, 78

Syvil Elva Lambert, 78, of Carvers Lane, Mount Crawford, VA died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at her home. She had been ill for the past several months.

Mrs. Lambert was born March 28, 1924, in Pendleton County and was a daughter of the late Isaac and Bettie Vandevander Rexrode.

She graduated from high school in Pendleton County and moved to Rockingham County shortly afterward. She was a clerk at Rockingham Memorial Hospital for 19 years and was also a caregiver to many in her family.

Mrs. Lambert was a member of Mount Pleasant Church of the Brethren and attended Truth, Light & Life Mission in Penn Laird, VA, for the past several years.

On Jan. 3, 1947, she married George Keister Lambert, who preceded her in death June 13, 2001.

She is survived by two daughters, Janet L. Campbell of Mount Crawford, VA, and Angela R. Lambert of Dayton, VA; a brother, Hoy Lambert of Petersburg; three sisters, Madelena Logan of Baltimore, MD, and Sudie Wisman and Ollie Knighting, both of Harrisonburg, VA; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service was held 7 p.m. Friday at the Truth, Light & Life Mission in Penn Laird, VA, with the Revs. Eric and Kevin Campbell officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Truth, Light & Life Mission, 2597 Fairview Road, Mount Crawford, VA 22841 or the Samaritans Purse International, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, VA.


Robert Hall, 80

Robert Hll, 80, of Franklin, died Thrusday, Dec. 5, 2002, at his home.

Mr. Hall was born May 29, 1922, in Grand Rapids, MI , and was the son of the late Julia Youngbaker.

He was a veteran having served in the 8th Armoured Division under Major General George Patton during the Battle of the Bulge. He worked in plastics and dynamite manufacturing.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Virag Hall, whom he married June 1, 1946; two sons, Fredrick Hall of Novelty, OH, and Roger Hall of Seattle, WA; and one grandchild.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Robert Hall, Jr., who died in Vietnam in 1969; and by one sister.

Father Mario Claro conducted a memorial service 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Franklin.

Arrangements were by the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.


Denver H. Judy

Denver H. Judy, 78, of Upper Tract, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

Mr. Judy was born Aug. 28, 1924, at Smoke Hole and was a son of the late Osa Clemon Judy and Orpha Gladys Shreve Judy.

He was a veteran of the US Navy, retiring in 1963 as First Class Chief Petty Officer after having served 20 years. He served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

He had worked for Ricahrdson and Wayland Electric, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

On Oct. 4, 1949, he married Bonnie M. Kimble, Judy, who survives.

Also survving are two sons, Denver L. Judy and Steven C. Judy, both of Upper Tract; three daughters, Karen Ann Sites and Beverly Vandevander, both of Franklin, and Sherry Watts of Cabins; one brother, Rodney Judy of Upper Tract; two sisters Goldie Kimble of Upper Tract and Vada Shreve of Franklin; several half brothers and half sisters, and three grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son and one sister.

Pastor Vivan Watts conducted the funeral 11 a..m. Saturday at the Kmble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin. Burial was at Cherry Hill Cemetery in Upper Tract, with military graveisde rites by the conbined veterans organizations of Pendleton County and the Sugar Grove Naval Base Honor Guard.


Clarence E. Simmons, 88

Clarence E. Simmons, 88, of Franklin, died Saturday, Dec, 7, 2002, at his home.

Mr. Simmons was born May 17, 1914, at Sugar Grove and was a son of the late Gabriel and Ida Florence Simmons.

He was a veteran having served in the Army during World War II. He was a farmer, and a member of St. Michaelís Church. he was a member of Sugar Grove VFW Post #9666.

He was never married.

He is survived by a sister, Ruth Simmons of Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by six brothers; and one sister.

Pastor Mary Poston conducted the funeral 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Kimble Fuenral Home Chapel in Franklin. Burial was at St. Michaelís Lutheran Church Cemetery in Sugar Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or the Franklin Rescue Squad.


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