Nellie Hamm Moneypenny
Nellie Frances Hamm Moneypenny, 68, of Martinsburg, W. Va., passed away Nov. 28, 2005, at her home after an 11-year battle with a rare neurological disease.
Born July 15, 1937, at Mt. Carmel, she was the daughter of Frank Harlan and Amedia Inez Riley Hamm.
Mrs. Moneypenny attended school at Mt. Carmel and graduated from Fleming County High School in 1955. She served in the U.S. Army Women’s Army Corps from 1955-1958 and was stationed at Fort McClellan, Ala., and Fort Myer, Va. She rose to the rank of Specialist E5 in her three-year enlistment while working at the U.S. Army Visual Information Center, the Pentagon.
Following her military enlistment, she worked at the Army Map Service, Arlington Hall Station and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration where she served as secretary to Neil Armstrong at various times. She worked with the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke of NIH, which ironically was one of the few to study the rare disease from which she suffered. She was a charter member of Women in Military and an early contributor to their memorial.
Mrs. Moneypenny was of the Protestant faith and active in women’s ministries, youth work, Sunday school, music and other activities of the church.
Surviving are her husband, James E. Moneypenny whom she married in 1974; one daughter, Tonya (Joe) Cherry of Mt. Airy, Md.; one son, Brian Moneypenny of Martinsburg; twin grandchildren, Hannah Lynn and Jesse Wayne Cherry of Mt. Airy; one brother, Cecil V. (Judy) Hamm of David; a sister-in-law, Gloria Hamm of Los Angeles; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death was one brother, Harlan Hamm Jr.
Funeral services were conducted Dec. 6 at the Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. Burial was at Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg.
John R. Sartin
John R. Sartin, 66, of Maysville, passed away Nov. 29, 2005, at his home.
Born Jan. 23, 1939, in Lewis County, he was the son of the late Forrest and Hannah Royder Sartin. Mr. Sartin was a retired farmer.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Arnold Sartin; three daughters, Anna Smith of Robertson County and Geneva Sartin and Beverly McClanahan; a son, John Sartin Jr.; three stepsons, Michael Jones of Fleming County, Jerry Jones Jr. and Duane Jones; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Paul Sartin of Bracken County and James Sartin of Springfield, Ohio; and three sisters, Peggy Gilbert and Wilma Brown, both of Lewis County, and Ruth Sartin of Louisiana.
Memorial services are planned at a later date. Brell & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Luther Earl Lee Smith
Luther Earl Lee Smith, 85, of Cherry Grove Road, Flemingsburg, passed away Nov. 27, 2005, at his home.
Mr. Smith was a landowner and farmer.
Born in Bath County on Sept. 3, 1920, he was the son of the late John Will and Pearl Lee Tulley Smith.
Surviving are five nieces, Betty (Forrest) Cooper, Gladys (Danny) Wagel and Wanda (Harold) Tucker, all of Maysville, Caroline (Ed) Dearing of New Caney, Texas and Jo Ann (Bobby) Gill of Dover; and three nephews, Jesse (Brenda) Smith of Sherburne, Larry (Linda) Smith of Carlisle and Ronnie Ray Smith of Maysville.
Preceding him in death were two sisters, Nellie Howard and Josie Smith; one brother, Oscar Byron Smith; and two nephews, John Albert Smith and Terry Smith.
Funeral services were conducted Nov. 30 at Boone-Nickell Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Cox officiating. Burial was in Longview Cemetery in Bethel.
Harding Thomas, 85, of Maysville, passed away Nov. 30, 2005, at the Maysville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was the widower of Norma Dickson Thomas who died in 1998.
Mr. Thomas retired after 19 years at Emerson Power Transmission. Prior to EPT, he worked for Wald Manu-facturing Company for 20 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Born in Fleming County on July 10, 1920, he was the son of the late W.N. and Elsie Hinton Thomas.
Surviving are his son, Elsworth (Patty) Thomas Jr. of Maysville; three granddaughters, Sherry T. (Paul) Earhart of Maysville, Cynthia K. (Shane) Rogers of Hebron and Kimberly Ann (Eric) Dykes of Louisville; and three great-grandchildren, Megan and Amanda Earhart and Nicholas Rogers.
Preceding him in death were five brothers, Hinton, Herb, James, Howard and Adrian Thomas.
Funeral services were conducted Dec. 2 at Knox and Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Allen and the Rev. Ray Ripatoe officiating. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Hope.