Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 2003
Hazel Lucille Dahmer
Hazel Lucille Dahmer, 91, of Pendleton Nursing Home and formerly of Upper Tract, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
Mrs. Dahmer was born July 23, 1912, in Kline and was the daughter of the late Evan Perry Mallow and Jessie Zoe Dahmer Mallow.
She was a homemaker and she was always ready and willing to help anyone in need. She attended St. John's Academy in Petersburg. She was a life-long member of the Mt. Hope Lutheran Church and she was very active in the church, including the women's organization.
Her husband, Woodrow Stanley Dahmer, preceded her in death on March 11, 1998.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley G. and Emma Dahmer of Morgantown and e. Joe and Sandy Dahmer of Eden Prairie, MN; five grandchildren, Gregory Dahmer and wife, Heidi of Reedsville, Kevin Dahmer and wife, Sherry of Lebanon, OH, Eric Dahmer and wife, Paula of Glenside, PA, and Neal Dahmer and Nathan Dahmer, both of Eden Paririe, MN; and three great-grandchildren, Katelyn Dahmer, Bryce Damer and Braeden dahmer.
In addition to her her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Lee and Carl; and one sister, Mary Jane Harman.
The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin.
The Rev. Dr. Cecil D. Bradfield and Rev. Norman Nilsen will conduct the funeral 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Mt. Hope Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Fred D. Nelson
Fred D. Nelson, 80, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA.
Mr. Nelson was born Oct.7,1923 at Whitmer and was a son of the late Albert and Florence Kimble Nelson. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Kimble Nelson of Martinsburg, a son Thomas Nelson of Martinsburg, a daughter, Sharon Nelson of Baltimore, MD.. a brother, Albert Nelson of Hinesville, GA. two sisters, Betty Mays and Mary Ruth Kimble, both of Upper Tract, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, one brother and one sister. Dr, Jarrett Wicklein conducted the funeral 1 p.m. Monday at the South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, A graveside service was held 11a.m. Tuesday at the Cherry Hill Cemetery in Upper Tract with military rites by the Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial donations may be made to Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church,10 E. Mount Vernon, Baltimore, MD 21202,or Hospice of the Panhandle,122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401. Local arrangements were by the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.
Aileen Pilson Warner
Aileen Pilson Warner of Annapolis, MD. died after surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is survived by her husband, March Harlan Warner, two sons, Eddie Harlan Warner and March Warner II.
Mrs. Warner was born in Woolwine, VA, March 7,1928 to Edgar G. Pilson and Carrie DeHart Pilson.
She attended the Blue Ridge Mission Christian School, Woolwine High School, Radford College/The Women's Division of V.P.I. and James Madison University. She received her Bachelors Degree from Radford College/ Women's Division of V.P.I. She received her Masters Degree from New York University. She continued her education un5til her death, completing credits beyond a Ph.D. She maintained year round residence in Saefern, Annapolis, MD, and was a semi-permanent resident of the Waldorf-Astoria Towers in new York City, NY. She was best known in New York for her annual appearance as the Easter Bunny in the New York Easter Parade.
Mrs. Warner began her working career as a Vogue model in New York City, NY. She met her husband, March during a teaching assignment to Monterey High School in Virginia. She continued teaching for the Rockingham county Schools until she opened her own private school and dance studios in the Harrisonburg, VA, area. After completing a graduate scholarship to the University of Virginia, Mr. and Mrs. Warner were employed by the Anne Arundel county School Board in 1961. Mrs. Warner taught business law, computer science and office technology skills at Severna Park High School until her retirement. She retired after teaching for 46 years. She remained active during her retirement. She was a published poet, published author and consultant for text book publishing companies. Her last children's book, The Mouse and the Rolls Royce, will be released soon.
Mrs. Warner attended church regularly at the Riva Trace Baptist Church of Annapolis, MD. She was a founding member of the Severna Park United Methodist Church. She attended regularly and taught Sunday School.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Riva Trace Baptist Church Building Fund, 2990 Riva Trace Parkaway, Annapolis, MD 21401. A graveside service was held at Woodbine Cemetery, Harrisonburg, VA., 1:00 p.m. Saturday.
A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Riva Trace Baptist Church.
Mildred Marie Kimble, 79
Mildred Marie Kimble, 79, of Arthur, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
Mrs. Kimble was born June 24, 1924, in Whitmer and was a daughter of the late Kenny Mullennex and Elva Cunningham Mullennex.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Brushy Run Church of God.
Her husband, Eston John Kimble, preceded her in death Feb. 20, 2000.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Kimble of Arthur; two sons, Eston Trent Kimble of Arthur and Stephen F. Kimble of Smoke Hole, Upper Tract; two sisters, Juanita Goldizen of Cabins and Gail Hedrick of Alliance, OH; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Burce Cosner conducted the funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg. Burial was at the Lahmansville Cemetery in Lahmansville.
Memorial donations may be made to the Brushy Run Church of God, Upper Tract, WV.
Henry Lee Ruble, 75
Henry Lee Ruble, 75, of Gerrardstown, died Saturday, Dec, 20, 2003, at the VA Medical Center.
Mr. Ruble was born August 27, 1928, in New Martinsville, and was the son of the late Ira and Olive Long Ruble.
He was retired from the VA Medical Center, and after his retirement, employed with the Huntington National Bank in Inwood.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years V. Patsy Vandevander, Ruble, formerly of Upper Tract; two sons, Randall Lee Ruble of Gerrardstown and Michael Lee Ruble of Inwood; one grandson, Justin Lee Ruble of Alliance, OH; two brothers, Woodrow Ruble of Alliance, OH, and Ira Ruble of alma; five sisters, Louise Murner of Sistersville, Helen Blizzard and Wilma Yost, both of Middlebourne, Joann Murner of Paden City, and Eileen Reed of Alliance, OH.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and William Ruble.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 27, at 1:00 p.m., at the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Townsend officiating. Interment will be private.
The family will receive friends at the South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood Friday evening from 7;00 to 9:00 p.m. and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Berkeley County Humane Society, 1531 Charles Town Rd., Martinsburg, WV 25401.
June H. Thompson, 81
June Gayle Harper Thompson, 81, of Seneca Rocks, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at the Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford, NC.
Mrs. Thompson was born Dec. 4, 1922, in Macksville and was the daughter of the late Henry Elmer Harper and Mary Susan Thompson Harper.
In addition to being a housewife, mother and nurse, she was a a store merchant and active postmaster of the Macksville Post Office from Dec., 1, 1950, to May 10, 1951, when it was transferred to Seneca Rocks.
She was also an entertainer, playing the guitar and singing at family weekend gatherings. Her love of stray cats and feeding wild birds was her passion. Everyone who knew her will have another angel on their shoulder. She was a member of Seneca Presbyterian Church.
Her husband, Blan Thompson, preceded her in death Dec. 25, 1982.
She is survived by a son, Dallas Harper of Sanford, NC; two daughters, Loretta F. Barlow of Arlington, VA, and Darlene Thompson of Ashville, NC; two grandchildren, Dexter Harper and Robert Barlow; five great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Morris Harper.
Chaplain Paul O'Gorek conducted the funeral 1 p.m. Sunday at the Seneca Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Harper family cemetery in Seneca Rocks.
Memorial donations may be made to Seneca Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements were unde rthe direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg.
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