Henry C. Eagle, Jr.

Henry Clark Eagle, Jr. 89, of Lynchburg and formerly of Head Waters, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born May 5, 1925 in McDowell a son of the late Henry C. and Mary Louise (Hupman) Eagle.

Mr. Eagle received a Purple Heart during his service in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a farmer and had worked at Taylor Ramsey Lumber Company in McDowell.

His brother, William Rosser Eagle and his sister, Josephine Pullin preceded him in death.

He is survived by his brother, Roscoe Eagle and wife, Edna of Falls Church; three sisters, Lucile Hahn and husband, Kenley of Lynchburg, Nora Rutherford of Fincastle and Nellie Richards and husband, Stephen of Madison Heights and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted 12 p.m., Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Obaugh Funeral Home with the Rev. Glynn Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in the McDowell Presbyterian Cemetery with military honors.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Obaugh Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Miller, Steve Varner, Elmo Varner, Lynn Pullin, Gilbert Pullin, Sam Rutherford, Henry Rutherford, George Richards and Kenley Richards.

Memorial contributions may be made to McDowell Presbyterian Cemetery, c/o Shannon Maloy, 1982 Bullpasture River Road, McDowell, VA 24458.

 

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Houston T. Smith

MONTEREY, VA

Houston SmithHouston Turner Smith, 90, of Monterey, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014. He was born January 27, 1924 in Staunton a son of the late Elva M. Smith.

Mr. Smith was owner and operator of H.T. Smith & Son Excavating and a farmer. He received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star while serving in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a member and commander of VFW Post 4989. An avid outdoorsman, he loved to hunt in the Laurel Fork area.

He is survived by his son, Charles Smith and Sherry Wolfe; grandson, Lyle Smith; partner, Judy Skeen, all of Monterey; step-daughter, Sarah Skeen of Richmond and step-son, Sam Skeen of Staunton.

A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Monterey Cemetery with the Rev. Andre Crummett officiating.

There will be no public viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Highland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 268, Monterey, VA or Highland County Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 267, Monterey, VA 24465.

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Terry Lee Baldwin

HARRISONBURG, VA

Terry Lee Baldwin, 53, of Harrisonburg, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Kings Daughters Community Health & Rehab. He was born June 17, 1961 in Hot Springs.

Terry had worked in the poultry business at Cargill in Dayton. He took pride in his pickup truck.

He is survived by his mother, Virginia B. Smith of Monterey; two sisters, Debbie Williams of Mill Gap and Georgia Smith of Harrisonburg; two brothers, John Wesley Baldwin of Staunton and Willie Smith of Hot Springs; niece, Felicia Wheeler; nephew, Dustin Williams and special friends, Rusty Lonas and Jody Good.

A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m., Saturday, November 8, 2014  at Obaugh Funeral Home with the Rev. Andre Crummett officiating. Burial will follow in Monterey Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rusty Lonas, Jody Good, Herbert Lightner, David Lightner, Ernie Lightner and Raymond Lightner.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday at Obaugh Funeral Home.

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Glen Puffenbarger

SUGAR GROVE, WV

Henry PuffenbargerHenry Glen Puffenbarger, 96, of Sugar Grove, WV passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was born September 16, 1918 in Sugar Grove, WV a son of the late Henry and Martha Puffenbarger.

Mr. Puffenbarger had worked for the U.S. Forest Service and served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Senior Citizens and Sugar Grove VFW 9666.

His wife, Bonnie (Smith) Puffenbarger preceded him in death. He was also predeceased by his granddaughter, Gwendy Morris; two sisters, Reda Puffenbarger and Pauline Crummett; two brothers, Berlin Simmons and Emmet Puffenbarger.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Morris and husband, Larry of Doe Hill and Sandra Blythe of Swoope; grandson, Travis Morris; three great-grandchildren, Kyle Bradley, Courtney Morris and Scott Morris and a number of nieces and nephews, including, a special niece, Paula Price.

A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m., Friday, October 10, 2014 at Calvary Lutheran Church with the Pastor Jessica Felici officiating. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery. The Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard will hold military rites at the graveside. Friends may call at Obaugh Funeral Home and at Glen’s home, 270 Bonnie Lane, Sugar Grove. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Jay Smith, Wayne Price, Allen Simmons, Steve Armstrong, Scotty Armstrong, Danny Crider, Bill Timbrooke and Dennis Hull.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 6, Sugar Grove, WV 26815.

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Clement “Poss” M. Simmons

MONTEREY, VA

Clement Marvin “Poss” Simmons, 82, of Monterey passed away, Monday, October 6, 2014 at Augusta Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born July 14, 1932 in Vanderpool a son of the late Luther and Rachel Simmons.
Mr. Simmons was a self employed roofer and a member of The Church of God. Poss enjoyed working with cattle on his farm, hunting and visiting people throughout the community.
His wife, Dorothy (Coffelt) Simmons preceded him in death on June 9, 2001. He was also predeceased by four sisters, Blanche Geiger, Mazie Moyers, Sue Botkin and Nora Bibb and two infant brothers.
He is survived by two daughters, Delana Kelly and husband, Chuck of Monterey and Betty Simmons of Mt. Crawford; son, Bobby Simmons of Cloverdale and four grandchildren, Jessica DeAscentis, Sarah Kelly, Stephen and Steffanie Mitchell.
A memorial service will be conducted 2 p.m., Thursday, October 9, 2014 in Green Hill Cemetery at Churchville with Pastor Bobbie Jo Gardner officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Green Hill Cemetery, 117 Lime Kiln Road, Churchville, VA 24421.

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Jean H. Harmon

SPRINGFIELD

Jean HarmonJean Harold Harmon passed away, Friday, October 3rd at her home in Springfield, Virginia. Ms. Harmon was born Sept. 19, 1931, in Highland County, Virginia, a daughter of the late Charles Roscoe and Daisy Enid (Hull) Harold.

Upon her graduation from Monterey H.S. in 1950, she moved to Washington D.C. She served as the personal secretary to the Honorable Joel T. Broyhill and spent 22 years on Capitol Hill attending to the constituents of Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. When Mr. Broyhill left Congress in 1974, she continued working with him as part of MT Broyhill & Sons until her retirement in 1999.

While the DC area became the home where she raised 4 children, her heart remained deeply rooted in Highland County. Her beautiful country home in Hightown, VA served as respite from life in hectic Washington, DC. The beauty of the mountains during autumn made this her favorite place to be during this time of year. She cherished her moments there and particularly loved taking her grandchildren for long weekends. Her faith ran deep as she was steadfastly devoted to Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia where she served as a long-time member and President of the Alter Guild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Josephine Hess and Mamie K. Eagle and three brothers, Leo G. Harold, Jack H. Herold, and Warren G. (Mike) Herald.

Survivors include four children: Christopher Harmon and his wife Maria of Fort Valley, VA, Jeff Harmon and his wife Denise of McKinney, TX, Timothy Harmon and his wife Lori of Springfield, VA, and Lisa Duncan and her husband Mark of Fairfax, VA, as well as thirteen loving grandchildren: Jamie Valentine, Kim Bottom, Michael Harmon, Mark Harmon, Ryan Harmon, Jessica Harmon, Alec Pisoni, David Harmon, Calvin Duncan, Jacob Duncan, Timothy Harmon, Mark Patrick Duncan, and Cameron Harmon. Three siblings: Charles R. Harold Jr. of Fredericksburg, Margaret A. Rexrode of Centerville, and Sue Puffenbarger of Hightown.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 10, 2014 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Blue Grass with the Rev. Andre Crummett officiating. Interment will follow in Monterey Cemetery.

 

 

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Larry Wayne Smith

McDowell

Larry SmithLarry Wayne Smith, age 55, of McDowell, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Smith was born January 23, 1959 in Harrisonburg, a son of the late Wilmer Carl and Irene (Ober) Smith.

Mr. Smith was an employee with Highland County Solid Waste and Recycling and a member of the McDowell Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed the outdoors, caring for his fish pond and flowers, truck pulls, and mowing grass. Above all, Larry loved his family and time spent playing with his grandson.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia Smith and Nancy Floyd; brother, Donald Smith; and grandson, Jordan Moats.

Surviving family members include two sons, Eric Smith and wife, Santana of Goshen, and Derek Smith of McDowell; daughter, Kelly Moats and husband, Grady of McDowell; grandson, Braiden Moats; sisters, Yvonne Smith and companion, Roy Kisamore of Churchville, and Susan Simmons and husband, Dennis of Monterey; his brother, Wilmer Smith Jr. and wife, Coretta of Verona; special nephew, Roger Smith of Burnsville; as well as a special caregiver, Kay Smith of McDowell.

A funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m., Friday, October 3, 2014 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell with the Rev. Beth Pyles officiating. Interment will follow in McKendree Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and other times at the home.

Active pallbearers include Timmy Neil, David Neil, Josh Armstrong, Craig Smith, Mike Strickler, Jesse Lynn Eckard, Leonard Neil, and Steve Hamilton. Members of the McDowell Volunteer Fire Department will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Larry Smith Memorial Fund, c/o McDowell Volunteer Fire Department, 527 Windrush Lane, Doe Hill, VA 24433.

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