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Allan Roswell Patchett
Allan Roswell Patchett

Allan Roswell Patchett, 83, of New Creek, W.Va., died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at his residence.

Born Sept. 18, 1935, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Joseph Edmund and Mary Virginia (Ervin) Patchett. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Allan was a self-employed farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He graduated from Saint James School in Hagerstown, Md., attended Potomac State College and earned his agricultural degree at West Virginia University. He was a faithful and supportive member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Keyser, W.Va.

Surviving are his wife, the love of his life, Evona Lee (Runion) Patchett; and two cousins, Arthur A. Patchett and Joseph E. Patchett.

Allen’s joy of his life were his cats on the farm. He especially enjoyed the daily companionship of his beloved cat “Lee,” riding on the golf cart around their farm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Allan Roswell Patchett to Grant County EMS, 115 Virginia Ave., Petersburg, WV 

26847, Maysville Volunteer Fire Dept., 10326 Lunice Creek Hwy., Maysville, WV 26833 or Potomac Valley Highland Animal Rescue, 940 Corner Road, Cabins, WV 26855.

At his request there was no public viewing or funeral service. Private interment was in Knobley Cemetery, Antioch, with military honors accorded by the U.S. Army National Honor Guard.

Condolences may be left for the family after Allan’s obituary at Markwoodfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser.

Delmar Joseph Alt
Delmar Joseph Alt

Delmar Joseph Alt, 86, of Petersburg, W.Va., went peacefully to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, Va.

Born Dec. 3, 1932, in Landes, W.Va., he was the son of the late Henry Arthur Alt and Bessie Goldie (Marteney) Alt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Denver Alt and William Alt; two half brothers, Eldon Alt and Emory Alt; one sister, Pearl Barr Breakiron; and half sister, Arvella Kimble.

Delmar was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. In early years, he did plaster and drywall work for the late Dan Mouse, Russell Hedrick Sr. and Gerald Bosley. Then he was self-employed by Alt & Alt Construction until retirement. Delmar was a faithful member and deacon at the Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, Bismarck Road, Mount Storm, W.Va. He was a member of the Landes Ruritan Club. He was a life member of the Potomac Highlands VFW Post 6454 and American Legion Post 78. He also was a member of the Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Frances (Cosner) Alt; one daughter, Tammy Hamilton and husband Joe of Deep Run, N.C.; two grandsons, E.J. Hoffman and Desert Pehowski; one granddaughter, Amanda Jacobs and husband Jamie; two great-grandchildren Waylon and Wyatt Jacobs; one sister, Mary Brill of Petersburg; one half brother, Earl Alt of Petersburg; sister-in-law, Edna Alt of Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sunday afternoon at the Locust Grove Church of the Brethren with the Rev. John E. Walker officiating. Burial was in Mount Storm Cemetery, Mount Storm, with military honors by the Potomac Highlands VFW Post 6454 and West Virginia Army Honor Guard.

Memorial donations may be made to Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 178, Mount Storm, WV 26739 or charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.

Margaret C. Berg
Margaret C. Berg

Margaret C. Berg, 88, of Hanover, Pa., entered God’s eternal care, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Homewood at Plum Creek, Hanover.

Born Jan. 16, 1930, in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ethel (Rohrbaugh) Cunningham. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Cunningham and Allen O. Cunningham; and one sister, Hallie Rutledge.

Margaret was the loving wife of Clarence C. Berg with whom she shared 71 years of marriage.

Mrs. Berg was a member of Hanover Church of the Brethren, Hanover. She was a member of the women’s group and helped in the nursery.

Margaret was a homemaker; she was a hard worker, loved cooking and spending time with her family.

In addition to her loving husband, Clarence, Margaret is survived by her children, Deborah A. Stambaugh and husband Bruce, John C. Berg and wife Jalane and Beverly J. Baker and husband Lynn; nine grandchildren, Matthew C. Stambaugh, Jason J. Berg, Alison R. Baker, Joelle K. Smith, Elizabeth E. Stambaugh, Joshua L. Baker, Jeremy L. Baker, Patrick B. Stambaugh, and Jennifer L. Baker; 16 great-grandchildren; and one brother, John Cunningham.

Following cremation, a memorial service to celebrate and remember Margaret was held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Hanover Church of the Brethren, 601 Wilson Avenue, Hanover, PA, with the Rev. Geraldine Godfrey officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Margaret’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Dr, Lancaster, PA 17603, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Dr. Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com.

Marie Harper
Marie Harper

Marie (Hawk) Harper, 80, of Franklin, formerly of Sandy Ridge, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Pendleton Manor, Franklin.

Born on June 29, 1938, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Ohley M. and Willye Marie (Schell) Hawk. She was also preceded in death by her husband Kelly Harper on Aug. 5, 2016, whom she married Sept. 1, 1956; one brother, Ralph Hawk; and two sisters, Lorene Purdum and Oleda VanMeter.

Mrs. Harper attended Petersburg High School and was a member of the Sandy Ridge Church of the Brethren. She had worked at Franklin Meat Market, Hanover Shoe Company, and she had also provided private housekeeping services.

She is survived by two daughters, Evelyn Calhoun of Upper Tract and Kim Crane of Franklin; one son, Eddie Harper of Sugar Grove; two granddaughters, Jenny Whetzel, Jacquelyne Sites; four great-grandchildren, Kourtney and Makynna Whetzel and Sinjin and Sierra Sites; and one sister, Ruth Cosner of Rig.

Funeral services were Saturday afternoon at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with Pastor Calvin Bailey officiating. Interment was in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin.

Memorials may be made to Pendleton Manor, P.O. Box 700, Franklin, WV 26807. Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.

Linda Kay Lambert
Linda Kay Lambert

Linda Kay (Cook) Lambert, 66, of Petersburg, W.Va., passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

Born Nov. 28, 1952, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late James Otis Cook and Mary Catherine (Kimble) Cook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, James Leroy Cook.

Linda graduated from Petersburg High School Class of 1970 and attended James Madison University for one year. She worked in the lab at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, for several years. She was a member of Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church. She was a foster grandparent for Petersburg Elementary School. She was a loving wife, mother and was a caregiver to her mother for several years.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Russell G. Lambert; two daughters, Hadassah Lambert and Estella Lambert, both of Petersburg; mother-in-law, Martha Runions of Lahmansville, W.Va.; one brother, Roger Cook and wife Shirley of Maysville, W.Va.; sister-in-law, Dee Flinn of Lahmansville; two brothers-in-law, Eddie Lambert and wife Danita of Lahmansville and James Lambert of Lahmansville; stepgrandfather, Edgar Reel, resident of Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center, Petersburg; two aunts and uncle, Harlan and Shirley Kimble of Oldtown, Md. and Mildred Cook, resident of Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center, Petersburg; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services are today (Tuesday), 2 p.m. at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with the Rev. Rich Cardot officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Maysville.

Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Rohrbaugh, treasurer, 4304 Ridge Rd., Maysville, WV 26833.

Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.

Charles A. Overton III
Charles A. Overton III

Charles A. Overton III, 65, of Bayard, W.Va., passed away at his residence Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.

Born July 8, 1953, in Kansas, he was the son of the late Charles A. Overton Jr. and Aggie M. (Gritts) Pennington. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Steve Overton.

Charles was an electrician who worked in construction in the Washington, D.C. area. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union #26 Washington, D.C. He loved to work around his house and watch Washington Redskins football.

He is survived by a sister, Trudy Gaither and husband Allen of Bayard; nieces, Carrie Slaubaugh and husband James of Aurora, W.Va. and Jessica Gaither of Bayard; a nephew, Noah Gaither of Bayard; great-nieces and nephews, Candace, Chanda, Trevor, Cole and Hunter; and his extended family living in Indianapolis, Ind.

In accordance with Charles’ wishes, he was cremated and a graveside service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bayard United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 205, Bayard, WV 26707.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., Oakland, Md. www.csfredlockfh.com.

Matthew Gapp
Matthew Gapp

Matthew Gipson Gapp, 87, of Fisher, W.Va., passed peacefully Thursday evening, Nov. 29, 2018, at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester, Va., surrounded by his wife and three daughters.

Born June 5, 1931, in Frosty Hollow at Fisher, he was the son of the late Matthew Frank “Shank” Gapp and Dora Elizabeth Watts Gapp. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, David Allen Mongold.

Matthew was a lifelong farmer, poultry farmer and beef producer. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.

On June 6, 1959, he married Patricia Ann Turley and they have three daughters, Constance (Mike) Thomas of Moorefield, W.Va., Diana (Bobby Jack) Harman of Petersburg, W.Va. and Melanie Mongold of Moorefield. Also surviving are grandchildren, Michael Renee Thomas Lane, Kaleah Lynise Thomas, Trevor Dylan Harman, Trad Austin Harman, Matthew Paul Mongold and Kennan D’Allen Mongold. Additionally he is survived by a sister, Patsy Delores Gapp Hudson of Williamsport, Md. and a brother, Conrad Stephen Gapp of Moorefield.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held beginning at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday), Dec. 4, at the Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2029 SR 55, Moorefield, with Father Josh Stevens as celebrant. Interment will follow with military graveside rites accorded by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Moorefield Veterans Honor Guard at the Olivet Cemetery in Moorefield.

Condolences, shared memories and photos may be left on Matthew’s tribute wall at www.fraleyfuneralhome.com.

Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield, is in charge of arrangements.

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