Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

 25 December 2008

Theresa Ann Holloway

Theresa Ann Holloway, 49, of Upper Tract died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at her home. 

She was born Sept. 7, 1959, at Petersburg and was the daughter of Robert O. Berg and Thomasine Alt Berg of Maysville.

She was a 1977 graduate of Petersburg High School, had worked at Kile's Grocery and American Woodmark and was a member of the Jordan Run Church of the Brethren.

On Sept. 11, 1978, she married Craig Holloway, who survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Robert C. and Josie Holloway of Grottoes, VA; one sister, Alicia Bodkin and husband, Jeremy of Morgantown; three brothers, Greg Berg and wife, Libby, and Jeff Berg and wife, Cynthia, all of Maysville, and Tim Berg and wife, Amy of Franklin; three grandchildren, Nathan Chewning, Kathryn Holloway and Isaac Holloway; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Kimble Funeral Home chapel in Franklin with Rev. Ed Null officiating.  Burial was at Cherry Hill Cemetery at Upper Tract.

Memorials may be made to the Upper Tract Rescue Squad, PO Box 42, Upper Tract, West Virginia 26866.

Mary Louise White

Mary Louise White, 88, of Briary Gap Road, Riverton, died Dec. 16, 2008, at her residence.

Born Jan. 26, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Ora and Nelia Mary Slayton Vandevander.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Valley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Jesse James White, preceded her in death on March 13,1981.

Surviving are two daughters, Fannie Mable Bennett of Frank and Hazel Lee Vandevander of Albion, MI; one sister, Gladys Vandevander of Sugar Grove; two brothers, Doll Vandevander of Thornwood and James Vandevander of Frank; seven grandchildren, Paul Vandevander, Buster Bennett, Frankie Bennett, Bonnie Hanson, Carolyn Louk, Peggy Peck and Debbie Vandevander; 12 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Nancy Vandevander; two brothers, Burl Vandevander and Mack Vandevander; and two sisters, Carrie Starks and Bessie Vandevander.

Funeral services were held Thursday at the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin, with Rev. William C. Vandevander officiating.  Graveside services were held Friday at the Bennett Family

Margaret Temple West 

Margaret Virginia (Temple) West, 90, widow of Dr. Preston E. West, formerly of Georgetown, DE, died on Nov. 24, 2008, just two days before her 91st birthday, in Naples, FL. 

Mrs. West was born Nov. 26, 1917, in Oak Flat, the daughter of Harry Leonard and Virginia Forrest (Davis) Temple.  

Mrs. West was named for her grandmothers, Margaret Jemima Pope and Martha Virginia Largent.  She was the youngest of three children.  Her father died when she was very young, in 1919, leaving her mother to raise three small children.  

The Temple and Davis family settled in Pendleton County in the mid-1700s.  Members of the Davis family signed the original county charter, including great-great-great-grandfather, Major Robert Davis. Pendleton County was on the frontier.  It was the frontline of the French and Indian War, another distant grandfather was killed at the Ft. Sybert Massacre and his daughter held captive by the Shawnees.  Robert Davis was a Major in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.  Other members of Mrs. West's family also served during the Revolution.  As a long-standing member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mr. West often commented that she could have joined this organization through seven different relatives.   

Two family members served as U.S. Army officers during the WAr of 1812.

Several Davis and Temple family members served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.  James Madison Temple, Mrs. West's grandfather, served in McNeil's Rangers.  Others served in the 25th Virginia Regiment including another grandfather, Laban Conrad Davis.  HE and his brothers, Hendren, were sharp-shooters.  They were captured at the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864 and spent the balance of the war in prisoner of war camps.  Laban had a profound effect on Mrs. West, becoming the father figure in her life.  He died in 1937.  

After graduating from high school in Pendleton County in 1934, she attended the Bowling Green Business University.  This was during the Great Depression and the Second World War was looming.  Following graduation, she was employed by the War Production Board in Philadelphia, PA.  On a weekend trip to Ocean City, MD, she met Dr. Preston West.  They married five months later on Nov. 25, 1943, in Philadelphia, PA.  The couple lived in Georgetown, DE, where Dr. West had his optometry practice.  Mrs. West worked as his office manager.  They had a daughter,. Ann Temple (West) Thompson.  

Dr. West predeceased her, dying on March 1, 1977.  After his death, Mrs. West spent her winters in Naples, FL and her summers in Georgetown,DE. 

During her years in Georgetown, DE, she was very active in her community.  She taught Sunday School, was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Georgetown Historical Society, US Power Squadron Ladies Auxiliary, lifetime Elks Ladies Auxiliary, Red Hat Ladies, Sussex Pines Country Club, Indian River Yacht Club and various Bridge clubs.  She was a world traveler, avid golfer and loved life.  In Florida, Mrs. West made friends quickly and put her love of travel to good use planning many trips and cruises for many people in her community.  

Surviving are her daughter, Ann Temple Thompson and husband, James Thompson; and two grandsons, James Preston Thompson and Westley Temple Thompson.  

Two brothers, Alva Davis Temple and James Lee Temple, also preceded her in death.  

A celebration of Life was held at East United Methodist Church in Naples, FL, on Dec. 15, 2008.  A memorial and interment is planned at Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro, DE, at an undetermined date this spring. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contribution to Riverside United Methodist Church, Brandywine, WV.  

Shirley Lee Keplinger 

Shirley Lee Keplinger, 73, of Petersburg, died Dec. 19, 2008, at her residence. 

Born Nov. 18, 1935, at Petersburg, she was a daughter of hte late Alvin and Kate O'Brian Rohrbaugh. 

She was a homemaker.  She attended Petersburg High School and loved to yard sale.  She was a member of the Petersburg Church of God. 

Her husband, Richard Keplinger, preceded her in death in 2002. 

Surviving are one daughter Sharon Bobo and husband, Roy of Maysville; one son, Dannie C. Alt and wife, Connie of Maysville; one sister, Pat Hedrick of Upper Tract; two brothers, Clarence Rohrbaugh of Petersburg and Bill Rohrbaugh of Maysville; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Virgil Rohrbaugh; and one sister, Deloris Lockley. 

Funeral services were held Monday at the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg, with Pastor Aaron DAvidson officiating.  Burial was in South Branch VAlley Memorial Gardens. 

Memorials may be made to Mountain State Hospice.  

Delbert Hoover, 83

Delbert William Hoover, 83, of Dayton, VA, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, VA. 

HE was born July 9, 1925, in Moyers, a son of the late Henry Albert and Anna Elizabeth (Propst) Hoover. 

Mr. Hoover was a member of the St. Paul Independent Lutheran Church.  HE served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII in the South Pacific.  He had worked for 25 years for Rocco in Harrisonburg, VA, and retired from James Madison University.  He was a past member of the VFW, an avid outdoorsman, who loved trout fishing, hunting and trapping, a flea market vendor and attended many auctions.  

On Feb. 27, 1950, he married Janet Imogene Pitsenbarger, who survives. 

Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis H. and James "Moe" Mosher of Harrisonburg, VA, and Debbie and Greg Hammer of Mt. Solon, VA; two sisters, Laurene Mitchell of Pennsylvania and Alberta Moran of Staunton, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

 He was also preceded in death by an infant brother and a sister, Martha Simmons. 

A funeral service will be conducted at 12 noon Friday at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell, VA, with the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating.  Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridgewater Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 268, Bridgewater, VA  22812 or St. Paul Independent Lutheran Church, c/o Delbert Rexrode, 527 Windrush Lane, Doe Hill, VA  24433. 

The family will receive friends from 10:30 to noon on Friday at the funeral home.  

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