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Theodore L. High
Theodore L. High

Theodore Love “Ted” High, 84, formerly of Old Fields, W.Va., died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Pendleton Manor in Franklin, W.Va., where he has resided since April 2002.

Born Dec. 15, 1933, in Purgitsville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Clarence Upton High and Effie (Miller) High.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruby Opal Dent, Myrtle Mae Smith, Nellie Ryan and infant Mabel Catherine High; and one brother, Clarence Maxwell High.

Mr. High is survived by one sister, Dorothy Marie (High) Sherman of Bowling Green, Va., formerly of Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral service was Friday afternoon at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with Pastor Brenda Shreve officiating.

Burial followed in Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield.

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

Lawrence Edward Sherman Sr., 76, of Central Avenue, Moorefield, W.Va., passed away Tuesday evening, April 10, at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Va.

Born April 22, 1941, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late William Brook “Jess” Sherman and Georgiana Ruth Barr Sherman. A brother, Danny William Sherman, also preceded him in death.

Lawrence was a retired surveyor for the West Virginia Department of Highways, a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the John M. Golliday Post #64 American Legion, a member of the Denney-Moyers-Pratt Post #9606 VFW and a member of the Moorefield Lodge #29 AF & AM.

Surviving is a son, Lawrence E. “Larry” Sherman Jr. of Junction, W.Va.; five grandsons, Grant McClellan Sherman, Stuart Lee Sherman, Hayes Reed Sherman, Lawrence E. Sherman III and Jaxon Reese Sherman.

Funeral services were Monday morning at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with Pastor Jeff Anderson officiating.

Interment followed with military graveside rites accorded by the U.S. Army and Moorefield Veterans Honor Guard and Masonic graveside rites accorded by the Moorefield Lodge #29 AF & AM at the Kessel Cemetery, Kessel, W.Va.

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

Forrest Allen Brown
Forrest Allen Brown

Forrest Allen Brown, 74, of New Creek, W.Va., left his worldly home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 12, 2018, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, W.Va.

Mr. Brown was born Oct. 2, 1943, in Laurel Dale, W.Va. and was a son of the late Russell Vernon and Anna Lee (Huylman) Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Russell V. Brown Jr. and one sister, Barbara Ellen (Brown) Coakley.

Mr. Brown worked for Virginia Electric and Power Company from 1966 until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of Fountain Gospel Chapel in Keyser and a former member of Cabins Assembly of God in Cabins, W.Va.

Mr. Brown enjoyed gardening, hunting, riding his mule, and spending time with his family. All the animals of nature were touched by his love and care for them as well. No one smiled as greatly as he did when his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were present. He was often called upon by medical facilities to encourage new patients with renal failure.

He never met a stranger and invited each person he encountered to church. He had a love of music and enjoyed singing. Even in pain, he would sing praises unto God from his hospital bed. It wasn’t discovered until recently that he was a talented poet. In addition to his singing and poetry talents, he was very skilled in, mechanics, plumbing, and welding – a true “jack of all trades.” He was an excellent marksman and received numerous trophies.

Mr. Brown leaves behind his wife and best friend, Sandra Lee (Evans) Brown whom he married on Dec. 1, 1962. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his five children, Allen Lee (Sharee) Brown of Scherr, W.Va., Teresa Denise Carr, Laurel Dale and special friend Larry Dolly of Knobley, W.Va., Forrest Kevin (Kimberly) Brown of Laurel Dale, Rodney Scott (Charlotte) Brown of New Creek and Pamela Lynn (Michael) Goldizen of New Creek; and a sister, Judith C. (Joe) Watts of New Creek. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, Tina (Adam) Waldron, Eric (April) Brown, Jason (Emily) Brown, Kiesha (Brandon) Sullivan, Casey (Courtney) Carr, Brian (Ashley) Carr, Tosha (Patrick) Smith, Cody Brown, Kaitlin (Tyler) Phares, Laura (Tyler) Brown, Jonathan Brown (Savannah), Allison Brown (Lee), Cecily (Kyle) Cosner, Samantha (Christopher) Ashby and Jessica (David) Trenton; as well as 18 great-grandchildren and one unborn great-grandson expected in May.

A celebration of life was held at the Markwood Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon with Rev. Michael Goldizen, Rev. Vivan Watts and Rev. Ted Hartman officiating. Interment followed at Potomac Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were grandsons, Eric Brown, Jason Brown, Casey Carr, Brian Carr, Cody Brown and Jonathan Brown.

Condolences may be left for the family after Mr. Brown’s obituary at Markwoodfuneralhome.com.

Ernestine Harman
Ernestine Harman

Miss Ernestine Harman, 94, of Petersburg, W.Va., passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018, at her residence.

Born Sept. 30, 1923, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Henry Clay Harman and Effie (May) Harman.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, William Harman and Homer Harmon; four sisters, Rosa Lee Yutzy, Nora Turner, Lucille Thomas and Mary Catherine Barr. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Ernestine graduated from Petersburg High School and Rockingham School of Nursing in Harrisonburg, Va. She continued her studies at Catholic University and Asbury University earning a master’s degree in nursing. She did mission work in Bolivia, Costa Rica and Peru. Ernestine retired from the Fort Howard Veterans Administration Hospital. She was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church, Petersburg.

She is survived by her brother-in-law, Loring Barr of Moorefield, W.Va. and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was Sunday afternoon at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with Pastor Lynn Rohrbaugh of- ficiating. Burial followed in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Promise Foundation, c/o Grant Memorial Hospice, 100 Hospital Drive, Suite 2, Petersburg, WV 26847.

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

Virginia L. Hall
Virginia L. Hall

Virginia Lee Hall, 68, of Maysville, passed away Saturday, April 7, at Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center in Petersburg.

Born April 7, 1950, in Maysville, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Jack Hall and Mabel Elizabeth (Mongold) Hall.

She is survived by one brother, William D. Hall of Maysville. Graveside services and interment were Monday afternoon at Maysville Cemetery with the Rev. Vivan Watts officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.

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

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