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Putnam County EMS received a new ambulance Dec. 21. The 2012 Dodge 4500 will be equipped with a generator and all the equipment necessary to help crews save lives. Photo by Justin Waybright. By Justin Waybright justin@theputnamstandard.com

WINFIELD – The ambulance is the life’s blood of the Putnam County EMS. These vehicles endure extreme driving conditions in emergency situations. Without them, many lives would be lost. Ambulances servicing Teays Valley and Hurricane can rack up 1,000 miles in a busy week. Overworked engines, chassis and transmissions suffer punishing wear and tear from long days and nights. “We’re hard on them,” said Cecil Kimble, the county’s director of emergency medical services. SEE AMBULANCE ON PAGE 4

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HURRICANE – Help fills the walls inside a small white building, on the side of U.S. 60. For years, financially bruised residents have come to this place to find clothes, shoes, food and hope for tomorrow. A white sign with the words “Faith Mission” stands at the front of the structure. A man walks past it with his head hanging low. Discouragement and defeat are written on his tired face, as he bags up trash dropped at his non-profit donation center. A broken window panel shows signs of recent vandalism. Although one panel is destroyed, the window itself is not. For months, darkness and despair try to overcome a place of light and hope for the community.

Pastor Art Hage stands in front of Faith Mission, a donation center and thrift store, aimed at helping those in need. Recently, the property has become victim to dumping and vandalism. Photo by Justin Waybright. The presence of faith is thick near Art Hage, the owner. For more than 45 years, this local

preacher has walked through the sunshine and the storms of life. He knows living by faith is

tough, but recent struggles at Faith Mission have hindered his efforts toward serving God and others. To combat vandalism and trash dumping, Hage installed security cameras and several signs across his property that state “No Dumping” and “No Trespassing.” Yet, some people continue to use his business as a trash can. “Faith is very important, but when you see people in need and turn your head; that’s wrong,” Hage said. “God called me to be a help to the poor, but some people come and use this place as a dumping station for garbage.” Hundreds of down-and-out people walk through Faith Mission every month. Inside, they find hope and comfort. Lives are changed for the better. This fuels Hage’s fire to keep SEE LIGHT ON PAGE 5

Putnam County Sheriff Ends Term By Justin Waybright justin@theputnamstandard.com

WINFIELD – In 2004, a former state trooper walked into the front doors of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. “Can I really do this job?” he asked himself. “Are people going to accept my ideas?” he wondered. Mark Smith will never forget the first time he walked into the sheriff’s department and pinned the badge on his uniform. On Dec. 31, Smith recalled memories from serving more than 35 years in law enforcement. It is in Smith’s blood: It’s what

Former Putnam County Sheriff Mark Smith left office on the afternoon of Dec. 31, as his term ended. The avid hunter plans to spend more time outdoors, and with family and friends. Photo by Justin Waybright. he knows and it’s who he is. In 1975, Smith started as a field trooper with the West Vir-

ginia State Police. From there, he became the academy instructor. “I trained thousands of police

officers,” he said. Smith has led a full career. He spent 13 years in forensics firearms. The former Putnam County Sheriff has testified more than 300 times as an expert witness in firearms cases across nearly every county in the state. Before beginning a career in law enforcement, Smith was Coach Leon McCoy’s assistant at Winfield High School for three years. “It was a great experience to coach with him; it made it tougher to leave,” he said. “He wanted me to stay.” But law enforcement beckoned him. SEE SHERIFF ON PAGE 5

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Page 2 –Tuesday, January 8,2013 Putnam Farmers' Market General Membership Meeting There will be a Putnam Farmers' Market general membership meeting on Sunday, January 20, at 2 p.m. at the Winfield Courthouse. Anyone interested in joining the market is invited to attend the meeting. The number of meat and produce vendors is unlimited at this time and newcomers are welcome. Applications will be available at the meeting. Vendors must have a garden or farm in West Virginia within a 50-mile radius of the Putnam County courthouse in Winfield. Products must be grown/produced by the vendor, who is required to register with the Putnam County Health Department. Meat vendors must adhere to WVDA regulations and items must be locally produced and must be juried for acceptance Farmers' Market membership is $25 (individual) and $35 (family). The Putnam Farmers' Market also offers a "community" booth, available free of charge at each market, to any local organization that has information or products that relate to the market's agricultural mission. Each group must apply and be approved by the market committee.

Historical Society to publish “We Love To Tell the Stories” Vol. 2 The Upper Vandalia Historical Society (Putnam County) is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Volume Two of “We Love To Tell The Stories” a pictorial history of Putnam County. Volume One is still available and would make a perfect and unique Christmas gift. Call any of the numbers below to order a copy. Volume One, published and released in February of 2012, has been an overwhelming success and reprinted five times in less than a year. This has sparked a renewed interest in our rich his-

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tory of Putnam County, and many additional unseen pictures have surfaced. Because of that, we will be publishing Volume Two as soon as all pictures are in and printing can start. Expected publication date will be spring of 2013. If you have pictures of interest, please scan and e-mail them to tinkerbell47@suddenlink.net or call 304-415-8359, 304-7602121 or 304-755-4246.

PipeSounds Promotes New CD A new CD with David Hegarty performing on the Harrah Symphonic Organ at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church and introducing Nahri Ahn is now on sale at Hurricane Floral, 2757 Main Street in Hurricane for $10.00. CD selections include music from “2001: A Space Odyssey”, “The Artist”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, The King’s Speech” and “The Syncopated Clock”. This CD was produced from a live concert in April, 2012. For more information, call 304-562-6481.

Boy Scout Troop seeks Members Boy Scout Troop 36, based in Hurricane, invites area youth to come to a meeting and learn more about scouting. The troop stays active with camp outs, summer camp, games, food drives, community service projects and more. The troop meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the First Baptist Church of Hurricane, 2635 Main St., Hurricane. For more information, call David Miller, 304-562-9271 ext. 6115, or Steve Caldwell, 304-5629233.

Hometown Senior Center offers Activities The Hometown Senior Center, 100 1st Ave., Hometown, has several new announcements to share. The Center is looking for quilters, singers for the senior choir and volunteers for various help. The Center is also offering a free scrapbooking class at 10 a.m. every Monday and Thursday.

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A number of other activities are also available. Transportation is available for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The service can also include stops at the grocery store, post office or pharmacy after lunch. For more information, call the Center at 304-586-2745.

Putnam County Library Hours The Putnam County Library, located on Rt. 34 in Teays Valley (Beside Putnam Village) is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. -5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Zumba Gold at Hansford Senior Center A new Zumba Gold class is offered at Hansford Senior Center in St. Albans every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Zumba Gold is recommended to beginner and senior participants. Low impact and fun dance workout. Cost $5, no previous registration. You can contact instructor Edith Bourne at or at 304-881-7564, www.zumba.com.

Swim Classes Available at Tri-County YMCA The Tri-County YMCA continues to conduct SwimAmerica School at the Toyota Aquatic Center. SwimAmerica holds classes for children ages 5 and older Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pre-School SwimAmerica classes for children ages 3 and 4 are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Cost is $55 for members and $75 for non-members. For more information regarding SwimAmerica or for information regarding infant and parent and adult swimming instruction, call the Tri-County YMCA at 304-7570016 or visit the website at www.wildwaves.org.

Senior & Single Club announces Meeting A new club for those over 50 and single meets at 7 p.m. every third Friday at the Hometown Senior Center, 100 First Avenue, Hometown. For more information, call 585-2745.

Putnam County Republican Women Meet the third Thursday of each month at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club, 6 p.m. For more information, call Nancy Bradley at 562-3020 or Iva Danner at 5629526.

Diabetes Education Group Meets at 7 p.m., in Room B, Eleanor Town Hall, on the third Tuesday of each month. For more info, call Mary 304-9374093, Missy 304-937-3373 or Glenville 304-586-2523.

Winfield Community Church hosts Food Pantry Winfield Community Church offers a Food Pantry to assist those in and around the community. New hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the church office, 3680 Winfield Road, Suite B, Winfield. For more information please call the church office at 304-5861146, M-F from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Winfield Community Church is located at 144 Rocky Step Road in Scott Depot. Sunday worship begins at 10:45 a.m.

Autoimmune Support Group An autoimmune support groups meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at noon. The meeting is held in the upper level of the September House located beside Cross Roads United Methodist Church, 850 Norway Avenue, Huntington. For additional information, call Carolyn Hopper at 781-7434 or Kimberly Marcum at 736-4957.

Kanawha Valley Coin Club The Kanawha Valley Coin Club meets the third Tuesday of each month (7 p.m.) at the Kanawha City Recreation Center located at 3511 Venable Avenue. For more info., call 727-4062 or 925-4852.

Winfield Lions Club Meetings The Winfield Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. For more information call 304-586-3732.

The Putnam Standard Hometown Lions Club Meetings The Hometown Lions Club meets at 6 p.m., every first and third Tuesday of the month at the Hometown Senior Center, 100 First Avenue, Hometown. For more information call 304-5862745.

American Legion Post 187 American Legion Post 187 meets at 7 p.m. at the Winfield Presbyterian Church, Ferry Street, Winfield – every first and third Thursday of the month.

Scott-Teays Lions Club Meetings Scott-Teays Lions Club meets the first and third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Broadmore Assisted Living, 4000 Outlook Drive, Teays Valley. For more information call 304-757-8599 or email billybh@newwave.net.

Hurricane VFD to hold annual Photo Fundraiser The Hurricane Volunteer Fire Department will be having its annual Photo Fundraiser around Easter this year. Representatives from the photo company are going door to door in our fire district. They will have a uniform on as well as identification. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Fire Department at 304-562-5663.

Eleanor City Council Meeting 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Town Hall. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.

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Shoe Company Stands Test of Time

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Velma’s View By Velma Kitchens Oscar

Workers Jody Blake, Karen Adkins, Kim Holland, Alice Riker, Ginger Howard, Roger Copen and Shelby Smallridge celebrate Kipling Shoe Company’s 111th year in business. Photo by Justin Waybright. By Justin Waybright justin@theputnamstandard.com

MILTON – In a world where corporations and large franchises are king, one local business has stood the test of time. From its humble beginnings in Huntington, to its home in Milton, one shoe store has thrived. Kipling Shoes, owned by Carroll Osburn, celebrated its 111th year in business December 28. Manager Alice Riker knows what a feat this is. Riker is no stranger to the large retail franchises and the hustle-bustle service of mall shopping. She is proud of her business in Milton. “This area is saturated with retail,” she said. “When you take a small business and keep it alive, it is awesome.” What has kept Kipling going for so long? What separates this small business from larger retail stores?

“It’s the employee knowledge, the one-on-one customer service,” Riker answered. “We’re here to help the customer and carry the products they ask for…This is what sets us apart.” The personal approach to local customers is working for Kipling Shoes, and has helped this business become a staple in Cabell County. Inside the store, a plethora of shoes, boots, purses and clothing greet all who enter. Shoppers can choose gifts for themselves and each member of their family. “We have a wide variety for the customer to make this a onestop shop,” said Riker. Toward the back of the store, a man checks the growing inventory of boots that Kipling carries. The brands of Carhartt, Wolverine, Carolina, Georgia, Matterhorn, Redwing, Keen, Thorogood, Timberland, Dr. Martin, Justin and Redwing surround him.

“We try to keep the most boots we can for particular work environments,” said Roger Copen. “We listen to customers to see what they need so we can build our inventory.” In the past, Copen has supplied city and industrial workers with boots, tailored for their line of work. Kipling carries steel, composite and aluminum toe boots as well as mining boots. This store is more than just shoes and boots. Recently, Kipling started carrying Vera Bradley products and Under Armor clothing. “We have a wide array of merchandise to cater to the whole family,” Riker said. “We get to choose what to bring in to meet the customers’ needs in the area.” Kipling Shoe Company is located at 1221 Main St., Milton. Visit its website at www.kiplingshoes.com or call (304) 743-5721.

Hawks Nest State Park Winter Dinner Party announced for 2013 Life and Adventures of Sam Pringle – January 19, 2013 Gene Thorn is a storyteller from French Creek, WV. This evening, visitors will learn about the hair-raising tale of Samuel Pringle’s hand-to-paw fight with a huge black bear. The setting for the story starts

in 1761, at the tail end of the French and Indian War, when John and Samuel Pringle deserted from the English army at Fort Pitt. The two brothers made their way to a remote region of western Virginia along what is now the Buckhannon River where they lived in a hollow

sycamore tree for three years. This story of the first two pioneers of the region and their struggle with the wilderness and terrors is open to the public without charge and the dinner reservation is optional. Thorn will be in period correct attire.

Oscar lived at the head of the hollow on Buzzard Creek where my Grandma and Grandpa Carpenter lived. Oscar helped my Grandma and my Aunt after my Grandpa passed away. Oscar would walk out of the hollow and onto Route 34 on his way to Young’s Grocery Store which was at the end of Turkey Creek Road (across from Central Elementary School). He would get a ride sometimes, but most of the time he walked the entire way to and from the store. He would buy dog food for his dogs and he carried the bag on his shoulder and we would see him walking up the road. He also had another reason for going to the store. He would always bring each of us a bag of penny candy. I never understood when I was young how he figured out how many of us were at Grandma’s house each time he went to the store. I guess he was a smart man. Oscar was a farmer and we were allowed to go visit him. He had a dog named Nimrod. We would play with his dogs as they began yelping when they saw us coming. Oscar would let us go out into the garden and get cucumbers, corn or anything we wanted. The very best thing I liked to do was to pull up the turnips. I love turnips and pulling them up was such a delight. There is a method to pulling up turnips. The greens are on top so you have to be careful not to damage the greens as you can cook them. Your hand has to be at the bottom of the green part and just on top of the bulb. You then start pulling and pulling and soon out comes the turnip. Very neat. Oscar was very generous with his garden and we loved to visit him. I never did like to string beans, but I did it as I liked to eat them. Just sitting around stringing and snapping was not exciting, but we would talk late into the night and loved to hear the crickets and other sounds of the night. I am reminded of the time we lived in Maryland and a man had a grape vineyard and I would sneak and eat the grapes. But that is another story. Oscar passed away but the memories will never fade.

West Virginia hands out Clean Community and Clean County awards Four West Virginia communities that went above and beyond in their efforts to beautify and clean up their respective towns have been recognized by the state Department of Environmental Protection for environmental stewardship in 2012. The DEP’s Make It Shine Program has awarded Clean Community Awards to New Cumberland in Hancock County; Camden-on-Gauley, in Webster County; Odd, in Raleigh County; and the Village of Beech Bottom, in Brooke County. Beech Bottom was the grand prize winner and will receive $500 to apply toward additional cleanup/beautification projects. In addition to the Clean Community Awards, the DEP also recognized Putnam County with a 2012 Clean County Award. The Putnam County Solid Waste Authority will receive $2,000 to put toward cleanup and other projects. Clean County Awards are presented annually to county

solid waste authorities that promote environmental stewardship through cleanups, outreach and law enforcement. Clean Community Awards also are presented annually. Each municipality’s application is judged in several categories, including cleanup, recycling, youth participation and beautification. “As always, we are excited and pleased to recognize the outstanding efforts of these communities and counties,” said Danny Haught, chief of the DEP’s REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan) program, which oversees the state’s Make It Shine efforts. “Their strong commitment to improving their communities and the environment is a model all of West Virginia can follow,” Haught said. For more information about the Clean Community and Clean County awards, contact Travis Cooper at 1-800-322-5530 or by email at Travis.L.Cooper@wv.gov.


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RECIPE OF THE WEEK:

Sugar Coated Pecans Makes 1 pound Ingredients: 1 egg white 1 tablespoon water 1 pound pecan halves 1 cup white sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Christin’s Corner By Christin Daugherty

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Directions: Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Grease one baking sheet. In a mixing bowl, whip together the egg white and water until frothy. In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Add pecans to egg whites, stir to coat the nuts evenly. Remove the nuts, and toss them in the sugar mixture until coated. Spread the nuts out on the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes.

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Dear Christin, A couple weeks ago I went out on a first date with a guy that I met in a bar a few days before. When we were at dinner I thought we hit it off great. We even sat at our table for over an hour talking after we were finished eating. When he took me home, he walked me to the door and gave me a very long kiss goodnight. The next morning when I woke up, I had a text message from him that read “Good Morning Beautiful.” After that we text back and forth a few times throughout the day, then….nothing. It’s been almost two weeks and I haven’t heard from him since. What do you make of this? I don’t know why guys have to always be so mysterious. I’ve even tried to call him a few times since then and all I get is his voicemail. What does this mean? Please help! Sincerely, Dazed and Confused Dear Dazed, Millions of women are faced with this same type of situation every day. And everyday these

women kill themselves trying to analyze what could have went wrong. We are all guilty of this. “Did he find me unattractive? Boring? Maybe he’s married? Did I say something to turn him off?” And do you know what the worst part of all this is? It’s that we will never really know. Maybe he is married, or has a girlfriend, and is going through a rough patch. So he decided to play the field for a little while to see what else was out there. Maybe he was on a mission to have a one-night stand, but then he realized that you weren’t that kind of girl. Maybe he got hit by a bus the minute he hit the send button on that last text he sent you. The bottom line is: none of that matters now. Unless, of course, it was the bus thing….poor guy! Truth be told Dazed, no matter what the reason is, you’re probably better off without him. The best way to tell if a guy is interested in you is by his actions, not his words. Words are meaningless unless they are spoken by

The Putnam Standard someone with true intentions. Would you really want to be with a guy who flaked out on you and didn’t call you for two weeks? If he can do that, what else might he be capable of? Think about it. But the one thing you must not do is take it personally. Whatever is going on with this guy has nothing to do with you. That much, I am certain of. Have you ever heard the expression that bad things fall apart so that better things can come together? Just try to think of it that way. And know that one day, when the right one comes along, there will be no question as to whether or not he is interested. Because the person that you are meant to be with will leave you feeling complete, not left with missing pieces. But just in case the bus accident did happen, I think it would be ok to send some flowers. “Don't let what others think or say get in your way; their actions reflect on them, not you.” ― Suze Orman Got a problem? Need some answers? Contact me at christin@theputnamstandard.co m *The opinions of this column are solely the opinions of this individual writer and are not the opinions of the Putnam Standard or Cabell Standard newspapers. *

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“After you put 150,000 to 200,000 miles on a vehicle, it starts showing its age,” Kimble said. Days before Christmas, he unwrapped a $140,000 present that will make life a bit easier. A shiny, new Dodge 4500, fourwheel-drive ambulance pulled onto the parking lot of the county’s EMS building. Kimble was all smiles. “It feels good that we’re getting a new truck,” he said. “It gives crews more reliability in their equipment, and patients’ a lot better ride.” This new truck is complete with a generator for heating, cooling and lighting. Kimble

believes this will help run medical equipment and give patients more comfort. “It should eliminate some issues, and help the back of the ambulance cool down and heat up better for the patient,” he said. Moments after the ambulance drove onto the lot, Kimble moved it into the mechanic’s garage for inspection. This is one of the many upgrades Putnam County EMS has acquired. In November, commissioners approved the funding of six power stretchers. It will cost more than $93,000 to outfit vehicles with the new devices.

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“These will eliminate a lot of strain on employees,” said Kimble. “It will lift the patient’s weight, and it doesn’t take but a second.” The power stretchers should arrive after the first of the year, he said. The area 911 center will receive training by July for a state-mandated program that will give dispatchers pre-arrival information to aid residents in emergency situations. Kimble’s goal is to efficiently, quickly and successfully save and help as many callers as he can. The upgrades his department has received will help make this happen. In a field where time is everything, these improvements will go a long way, he said. Kimble thanked the commissioners for their support in his effort. “We have a county commission that supports us, and that’s very beneficial to us,” he said. The emergency services director gave drivers safety tips when an ambulance is behind them. “We know shoulders are getting slick, and people just need to slow down on a straight stretch, and we’ll ease around you,” he said. “Be careful and don’t stop on curves. The world’s worst thing is to hit your brakes and stop.”


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LIGHT FROM PAGE 1 helping, in spite of the challenges he is facing. He believes he is called to reach the hurting people across the county. Hage recited a verse from the Bible that keeps him going. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,” the church pastor recalled from Luke 4:18. This profound love for people is undeniable in Hage. To him, there is no greater sense of satisfaction than when he is able to help someone. But the disrespect of some is hindering his goals. “When you love people, the challenges are rough…but I’m not giving up,” he said. Hage is hoping to impact even more people this year than last. He said the only way this can happen is from cooperation with the city, volunteers, police and those who donate to Faith Mission. Hage wants help from city officials and police officers to deter dumping on his property. He is hoping for everyone to understand what is happening to his donation center. “If everybody would do their part in helping people, we could change this world,” he said. Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards has known Hage for years. Edwards is proud to have a place like Faith Mission in the city. “He’s helped a lot of people, and we want that [Faith Mission] there, because in today’s world, people need help,” he said. However, Edwards has received complaints from residents about the conditions of the prop-

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Several “No Dumping” and “No Trespassing” signs stand on this property off U.S. 60. Owner, Art Hage recently installed an alarm system to deter vandalism. Photo by Justin Waybright. erty. “They say there is too much trash, so we have to enforce the laws,” he explained. “We’ve got to be fair, and we want to help him.” Edwards continued, “It’s just so hard to catch the people dumping trash.” The city has monitored activity at Faith Mission, and recently Edwards drove by the property. He saw improvements. “He’s got it cleaned up pretty good now,” Edwards said.

The mayor is talking to Hage about building a fence around the property. He believes this will be the solution that will help Faith Mission thrive. “I think that will solve a lot of problems,” said Edwards. Hage urges people to make a difference by donating during the hours of noon to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. To drop off something at a different time, call him at (304) 562-1700, and he will help.

been excellent over these past years, and has treated this department superbly,” he said. “The tax department has never failed to balance to the penny.” While in office, Smith helped the sheriff’s department accomplish a major goal: making a dent in the local drug trade. “We’ve done a good job in helping curtail drugs in Putnam County,” he said. “We have used money from drug forfeiture vehicles and weapons to buy several vehicles and save the county money.” Smith is confident that newly elected Steve Deweese will run the sheriff’s department successfully. He has met with Deweese several times to prep him for his first day. “He’s a good fellow,” Smith said. “I told Steve that he needs to follow the goals of making this a better place than it was when

he came here, and always do the right thing.” He continued, “If he does those two things, he will be successful. He knows what the right thing is, and he’ll do the right thing.” The retired sheriff wished to thank the staff and residents of the county for the last eight years. “I appreciate all the people of this county and their support,” he said. “Now, I’ll just be plain old Mark Smith.” For eight years, Smith has begun his mornings the same way: in a police uniform. He has pinned a badge on it that reads: “Putnam County Sheriff.” On New Year’s Eve, everything changed when Smith walked through the doors of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department for the last time.

SHERIFF FROM PAGE 1 After moving through the ranks of the state police, Smith was talked into coming to serve as sheriff of Putnam County. “After eight years, it’s been good,” he said. “We’ve had a bump here and there, but we’ve taken care of the county in a positive way.” Smith believes the sheriff’s department has moved forward since he started in 2004. He takes pride in the deputies and staff that helped the law enforcement program grow. “They all do a good job, and I feel this is a top-notch agency,” said Smith. “When I came here, I made demands on people, but they stepped up and I certainly appreciate that.” Because of the cohesiveness of the deputies, commissioners and the tax department, many goals have been met. “The county commission has

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Thought for the week: And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying,This month shall be unto you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. EXODUS 12:12 (KJV) Ever hear the song “The days of wine and roses” – it goes like this: The days of wine and roses laugh and run away, like a child at play Through a meadow land, toward a closing door A door marked “nevermore” that wasn’t there before. The lonely night discloses, just a passing breeze, filled with memories Of the golden smile that introduced me to The days of wine and roses and you... A passing breeze filled with memories just like a new year is filled with past memories, Golden smiles we will not see in the New Year since their life on earth may have ended, this past year, we can cherish their memories; as I am sure, some of us have lost a dear one during the year. But, a new year is here, just like a blank sheet of paper. Begin now, and enjoy each day of life you have, make new friends, keep in touch with the dear ones you have, fill in the blanks on the calendar, sending a card can mean much to someone you think of. My sweet sister-in-law went up to heaven this past year. She was well known to send a card to others on all occasions. While talking to my brother the first thing he said “no more cards from her.” This is but one of the thoughtful traits she will always be remembered for by others. January is a good time to get your calendar set up with birthdays written in on the days, and then when time approaches you will have a reminder. I found some trivia days for the month of January - not all proven true - just fun. Jan. 1st New Year’s day Jan.3rd Festival of Sleep day (TAKE ADVANTAGE) Jan. 5th National Bird day (FEED THE BIRDS) Jan 6th National Bean day (COOK A POT OF PINTOS) Jan.8th Bubble Bath day Jan.10th Houseplant Appreciation Day (BUY YOURSELF A BLOOMING HOUSEPLANT) Jan. 13th If you are superstitious you suffer from triskaidekaphobia, and there are two Friday the 13th’s in the year 2013 – September and December. Jan. 15th National Hat day Jan.17th Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions day Jan.19th National Popcorn day (UMMM - YES, HAVE SOME HOT POPCORN TONIGHT) Jan. 21st National Hugging day (SOMEONE NEEDS A HUG TODAY) Jan.23rd National Handwriting day (WRITE A LETTER TODAY) Jan.27th Chocolate Cake day (WHAT THE HECK, ALREADY GAVE UP THE DIET) Jan.29th National Puzzle day (KEEPS THE MIND BUSY) Prayer: Thank you our Father, for all our days on earth, may we use them wisely in your honor. Amen.

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Outdoors

The Putnam Standard

Good News and Bad News

David Payne Sr.

Column by David Payne Sr. davidpayne@theputnamstandard.com

The good news is you'll be seeing plenty of West Virginia water on the Outdoor Channel’s “Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming.” The state of West Virginia has become a presenting sponsor for the 2013 season.

The sponsorship includes 13 original 30-minute episodes. Six shows will be filmed on public streams, rivers or lakes in the state and West Virginia will be integrated into the other seven shows. Of course, there's a West Virginia component to every show, because there are so many West Virginians involved with the production of it. A West Virginia native from Bridgeport, Host and Executive Producer Curtis Fleming travels the world to find and experience the best hunting and fishing. The Jan. 1 episode, entitled “Pipestem Trout Wrangler,” was shot on a remote portion of the Bluestone River in November. Of course, this is great eye candy for flyfishermen, but it gives a national audience a chance to see some of the great waters we have in this state. Beyond the passionate audience of those who love to fly fish

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– along with many outdoor and recreational enthusiasts – the show provides an opportunity to nationally showcase West Virginia, as Fleming spends time with the locals, tours the communities and provides viewers with an opportunity to learn about the culture and scenic landmarks of the state. The Outdoor Channel is known to sportsmen across the country and around the world for its programming on all aspects of the sporting life. Now in its ninth season, “Fly Rod Chronicles” boasts a viewership of nearly 1 million viewers per episode. The show is a true passion for Fleming. Having developed a deep love and appreciation for the outdoors from his dad, a coal miner, the two of them spent as much time as possible camping by trout streams and hunting whitetail deer in the woods of West Vir-

ginia. I have never met Mr. Fleming, but I do know Bubba Holt, who's the marketing representative of the show. I do not recall meeting a better fisherman or man than Bubba Holt. When I was coaching my son's baseball team, it was Bubba (he was once drafted by the Reds) who took the time to stop by and show the boys how to hit. On the water, he has few equals. They've got a great thing going there with that show. It's great for the sport and great for West Virginia. To learn more about Fly Rod Chronicles visit www.flyrodchronicles.tv. The bad news is right after the recent school shooting, Sen. Joe Manchin, (D-WV) went on national television immediately, saying he's ready for some gun control. He said “I don't know anyone

who in the hunting or sporting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. I don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds in the clip to go hunting.” Now, I've said this before, but the Second Amendment has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with hunting. He should know that. I also recall how Manchin promised and promised and promised that he would defend our Second Amendment rights when he was trying to get our votes, but that's certainly not what he has done. To say that he sold West Virginia gun owners out for 13 pieces of silver might be a bit much – I'll have to calm down some before I'll be able to decide. But I am certainly not happy and neither should any other West Virginia gun owner. Contact David Payne Sr. at davidpayne@theputnamstandard.com.

Outdoors Roundup DNR using Christmas trees to improve fish habitat The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the Division of Natural Resources collected live Christmas trees at the Capitol Market in Charleston Saturday. The tree recycling event yielded around 500 trees last year. The DEP coordinates the collection and the DNR uses the trees for habitat improvement. The DNR takes these trees and puts them in lakes across the state to improve fish habitat. The trees provide excellent hiding and feeding areas for fish and other aquatic creatures. This is the ninth year of the program. Iowa has another confirmed CWD case A buck harvested at the Pine Ridge Hunting Preserve in Davis County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), which is the third positive test for the fatal disease at this facility. The initial positive sample was confirmed in July that was sub-

mitted from a deer shot in December 2011. The second positive test was confirmed December 12 from a deer harvested Dec. 1. As part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ CWD response plan, the hunting preserve has been providing test samples from each deer shot at its facility. So far, 195 deer and nine elk have been taken according to the depopulation agreement with the landowner. Clients at the hunting preserve are only allowed to take the cape and antlers attached to a clean skull plate from the facility. The DNR is continuing to collect samples of wild deer harvested from the five mile zone surrounding the facility with a goal of 300 samples. Iowa’s deer seasons run through Jan. 20. Iowa is one of several states, including West Virginia, which have had confirmed cases of CWD. Realtree debuts new camo pattern Camouflage company Realtree has developed what it calls the in-

dustry’s most realistic pattern ever. From what I've seen of it, that might not be an understatement. It released the new pattern, called Realtree Xtra. The breakthrough in camo pattern realism comes from a combination of design and printing technology that delivers three distinct fields within one camo pattern: a foreground, midground, and background. “New Realtree Xtra and Xtra Green truly live up to their names, giving hunters extra effectiveness in the field,” said Realtree Designer and President Bill Jordan. “All throughout the development process, we focused on creating incredible depth, visual confusion and 3D effects in the pattern mid-grounds and backgrounds while still retaining total sharpness and detail in the foreground elements. The result is as close to nature as we’ve ever gotten.” Contact David Payne Sr. via email at davidpayne@theputnamstandard.com.

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Page 8 –Tuesday,January 8,2013 JOHN F. ADAMS, JR. LOMA MARIE ASHWORTH HAZEL J. BAUGHMAN SANDRA JO BOWEN EMORY LEE "DOWN TOWN BROWN" BROWN ALBERT ROSS CLARK IVEL FOSTER COTTRELL KRISTY SHERI DONELSON TERESA EBERT RAYMOND “GEORGIE” FOSTER BILLY (BILL) WALKER GILL GRETA GREENE EVON HENDERSON JAMES REGGIE HOWARD ORVILLE JUNION HUGHES CHARLES LUCIAN LATHEY CAROL FAITH LEWIS BESSIE J. MARTIN DOROTHY M. (STUPAK) MCCANNA ILDA MAE MORRISON WALLACE E. PIERCE VIRGINIA PATTERSON PRISK STEVEN EUGENE RAMELLA HOWARD EDWARD RHODES FORREST MCBRIDE "MACK" SAULTON HERBERT L. "HERB" SCITES PATTIE LOU SMITH DONALD LEROY STARCHER ERNIE MURELL STUTLER LAUREN ELIZABETH SWANN BILL THORPE CHARLES E. TILLEY LORETTA A. TULLOH AIRIS D. WOODRUM

JOHN F. ADAMS, JR. John F. Adams, Jr. 65, of St. Albans, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at his home. Born January 27, 1947, in Charleston, John was a son of the late John F. Sr. and Geraldine Via Adams. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Ann Adams-Craig. He retired with 25 years of service from Union Carbide Corporation, South Charleston and served his country in the United States Army. He is survived by his son, Johnathan Adams (Rose Bragg) of St. Albans; daughter, Elizabeth "Lainy" Adams of Hurricane; brothers, Michael Adams of Charleston and Phillip Adams of South Charleston; six grandchildren, Khalil Sturdavent, Taniesha Sturdavent, Jerlissa Sturdavent, Jordan Williams, Tiara Adams, Isaiah Adams; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at St. Paul Baptist Church, St. Albans with Rev. Michael A. Poke officiating. Burial was in Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar. You may share memories or condolences with the family at www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.com. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

LOMA MARIE ASHWORTH Loma Marie Ashworth, 88, of Hurricane, died Saturday, De-

cember 29, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 116, Hurricane. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Charles Ashworth; parents, Lewis and Ida Stacie Fowler; brothers, Nile, Bill, Volley and Homer Fowler; and sisters, Ida, Edith, Mae, Robbie and Devona. Surviving are her son, Jim Ashworth of Charlotte, N.C.; daughter, Sharon Cook of Madison; grandchildren, J.D. Cook of Madison and Nich and Chelsea Ashworth, both of Charlotte, N.C.; great-grandchild, Natalie Marie Cook, and future greatgrandchild, Allison Renee Cook; and special family friend, Roger Hardway. Services were held Wednesday, January 2 at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. David Pence officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

HAZEL J. BAUGHMAN Hazel J. Baughman, Our Angel, 89, of Hurricane, formerly of Tornado, went to be with her Lord, December 28, 2012. She was born December 9, 1923, in Herold, a daughter of Spurgeon and Mamie Pierson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alden E. Baughman; two brothers, Burk, and Walter; sisters, Ina, Dottie, Mabel, Grace, and Katherine. She was a member of Humphreys United Methodist Church for over 45 years. She loved flowers, gardening, cooking and fishing. She was a very giving and loving person to all she knew. She is survived by son, Craig Baughman and his wife Patti, of Tornado; daughter, Brenda Wheeler, of Hurricane; grandsons, Jim Wheeler and Beth Stutzman and Aaron Wheeler and his wife Tammy, all of Pa.; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Brady, Lindsay, Lorelai, Lillian Hazel and Emily; and many nieces and nephews. Celebration of Hazel's life was held Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with Pastor Patty Runnion officiating. She was laid to rest in Middle Run Church Cemetery, Frametown. Memorial contributions may be made to Humphreys United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 174, Tornado, WV 25202. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com.

SANDRA JO BOWEN Sandra Jo Bowen, 54, of Nitro, passed away December 22, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, following a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Elkview. Preceding her in death were

her husband, Gerald Bowen and father, Johnny Dolin. Surviving are her daughters, Tara Valleau of Scott Depot, Heather Walls of Hurricane and Amber Bowen of Nitro; mother, Glenda Dolin of Fayetteville, N.C.; brothers, Johnny Dolin Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., Sean Dolin of Clinton, N.C., and Adam Dolin of Burlington, N.C.; sister, Dawn Lutes of Fayetteville, N.C.; and grandchildren, MacKenzie Valleau, Ainsley Valleau and Jacob Walls. In keeping with Sandra's wishes, her body was cremated. A memorial service was held Thursday, December 27, at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Elkview, with Pastor Lee Swor officiating. Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, was in charge of arrangements.

EMORY LEE "DOWN TOWN BROWN" BROWN Emory Lee "Down Town Brown" Brown, 71, of Charleston, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Charleston on March 2, 1941. He was an entertainer around the Charleston area for 55 years, having last worked at WCAW as a DJ. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him well. He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Gaylor; father who raised him, Charles Gaylor; biological father, Emery Ellis; brother, Kenner Gaylor; and sonin-law, Ronald Bennett. Emory is survived by his loving companion, Alice Byrd; children, Darlene (Dale) Smithson, Debbie (Lane) Glantz, Brandon Brown and Amber Brown; grandchildren, Brandon Smithson, Bryce Smithson, Casey Brown, Elijah Bennett, Maxwell Brown and Maya Bennett; sister, Pat (Ervin) Stuart; brother, Luther (Susie) Gaylor; and many uncles, aunts and nieces and nephews. At Emory's request, his body was cremated. A memorial service was held Monday, December 31, at the mausoleum chapel in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Sissonville, with the Rev. Norvell Atkins officiating. The online guestbook for Emory Lee Brown may be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com. Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, was in charge of the arrangements.

ALBERT ROSS CLARK Albert Ross Clark, of St. Albans, peacefully completed his journey home on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2012. He was 89-years young. Albert was born on New Year's Day in 1923 in Princeton. He was the third child of Emma Ruth Harvey Clark and Albert Ross Clark Sr. Albert graduated from Hinton High School in 1941. He

The Putnam Standard served with the United States Navy during World War II. He retired from Union Carbide in Institute (Dow Chemical) in 1986. Albert was an artist, working in wood, oil painting, glass painting and pen and ink. Albert was a dedicated member of Highlawn Baptist Church in St. Albans. Albert served on various committees at Highlawn. There are numerous memories that will live on in Highlawn Baptist Church in the form of stained glass and building work that Albert created for the church. Albert was preceded in death by his parents, Emma and Albert Clark Sr. He was also preceded in death by four siblings, Mary Helen Clark, Frances Clark Horst, Thomas Nathan Clark and the Rev. Harvey Clark. Albert is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Perry Clark; sister, Geraldine Beshears (Charles), and brother, Ralph Fulton Clark (Jane). He is survived by daughters, Reba Clark Denzie (John) and Ellen Clark (Richard Williams). Also surviving are five grandchildren, Vanessa Adkins (Frank), Meghan Quillen, Audrey Ray (Greg), Robert Denzie and Olivia Denzie. Whitney Jade Smith and Richard Adkins are surviving great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the staff on 4 West at Charleston Memorial Hospital. Their kind, compassionate care during the last days of Albert's life will always be remembered. Services were held at Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans, on Saturday, December 29, with Pastor Mark Stauffer officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family requests that family and friends make donations to the charity of their choice. Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.curryfuneralhome.org.

IVEL FOSTER COTTRELL Ivel Foster Cottrell, 97 of Norwalk, OH, formerly of Hurricane, WV, passed away on December 22, 2012. She was born on December 27, 1914, the daughter of the late, Walter and Clara Erwin Foster. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Carson L. Cottrell, her two brothers, Edward and Allen Foster, sister, Selma Foster Nixon, son-in-law, Harold W. Wackenheim, MD, grandson, J. Andrew Basham and great-grandson, Tyler Dean. She is survived by her two daughters, Joann C. Wackenheim of Norwalk, OH and Sharon C. (H.R.) Basham of Hurricane, WV, a sister,, Mary Foster Smith of Holgate, OH, three granddaughters, Beth Proctor, Sheri (Matthew) Germane and Susan (Gregory) Hinshaw, 10 great grandchildren and 7 great grand-

children. Ivel graduated from Hurricane High School and attended Glenville State College and was a member of Phi Mu Gamma Sorority. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Hurricane and was active in the children’s ministry, women’s missions as well as many other positions. She was an active member of the Hurricane Women’s Club and received recognition as a 50 year member. Mrs. Cottrell worked for the WV Dept. of Public Assistance and was a librarian at the Hurricane Public Library. She was instrumental in the organization of the Hurricane Library which was a community project sponsored by the Hurricane Women’s Club. She was the first “Book Mobile Librarian” which was the forerunner of the Hurricane Public Library. Celebration of Ivels life was held Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Hurricane with Pastors James Lutz and James McGehee officiating. Interment followed in Valley View Cemetery, Hurricane, WV. Henson Mortuary, Barboursville was honored care for the family. Online condolences and memories may also be shared with the family by visiting www.hensonmortuary.com.

KRISTY SHERI DONELSON Kristy Sheri Donelson, 46, of St. Albans, daughter, of the late Frances Oliver and Larry Ash, both of St. Albans, went to be with her heavenly Father on Thursday December 20, 2012, after a long courageous battle against breast cancer. She leaves behind her husband, Stephen Donelson; sons, Jeremy Barnes of Clarksburg, Nathan Barnes of Barboursville and Zachary Barnes of St. Albans; two step -daughters, Valerie Lee (Cary) of Wylie, Texas and Heather Haberman (Will) of Plano, Texas; granddaughters, Faith and Alyssa Haberman and the expected arrival of grandson, Adrian Barnes; sister, Kasia Meadows (Chris Withrow) of St. Albans; brothers, Matt Oliver (Nikki) of St. Albans, Mark Oliver (Jackie) of Aurora, Colorado, Larry Ash (Michelle) of St. Albans; nieces, Allie, Abigail, Addison, Reagan, Mattie, Caitlyn and Haley; nephews, Samuel and Seth; step- father, Gary Oliver of St. Albans and step-mother, Norma Ash of St. Albans. Kristy was a 1984 graduate of St. Albans High School and attended WVSU. She worked various jobs during her life. She was a member of Nitro Church of Christ, where she also served as the secretary, a job she loved doing. Her main purpose in life, however, was caretaker for her special needs son, Zachary. Kristy devoted her life to Zachary to ensure he had every opportunity and privilege, as every other


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The Putnam Standard child. Vacation trips, Special Olympics, challenger league baseball or just out and about town, Zachary was always at her side. You would not find a more devoted and loving mother. Her devotion to Zachary was an amazing example of love, sacrifice and dedication that touched the hearts of every one they met. Her smile was infectious and her faith was an inspiration beyond compare. All through her struggle against breast cancer she never lost her smile, sense of humor, grace or dignity. She was a very special woman in every possible way and the world will be a darker place because her light now shines in Heaven. Services were held Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Nitro Church of Christ with Craig Culbertson officiating, followed by burial at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Kristy requested that donations are made to the David Lee Cancer Center so others would have a chance to beat this terrible disease. You may share online condolences with the family at www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.com. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans was in charge of arrangements.

TERESA EBERT Teresa Ebert 52, of Teays Valley, W.Va., died Dec. 27. Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, WV was in charge of arrangements. There were no services scheduled.

RAYMOND “GEORGIE” FOSTER Raymond “Georgie” Foster, 57, of Culloden, WV, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 28, 2012 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with the Rev. Ray Sovine officiating. Burial followed in Culloden Cemetery. He was born April 7, 1955 in Cabell County, WV, a son of the late George R. and Jewell A. Thomasson Foster. Georgie is survived by two brothers, Clinton Foster and his wife, Twenda of Culloden and Lawrence Foster and his wife, Cheryl of Hurricane; three sisters, Donna Norris and her husband, Ed of Hurricane, Geneive Glenn of Hurricane and Ruby Davis and her husband, Truman of Culloden. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.heckfuneralhome.com

BILLY (BILL) WALKER GILL Billy (Bill) Walker Gill, 75, of St. Albans, passed away at home, Monday, December 24, 2012. Born May 31, 1937, Bill was a son of the late Burnes and Esta

Gill of Clay. He was preceded in death by wives, Nina and Freda, both of which he lost to cancer; daughter, Lisa; brothers, Leonard, Buster, Lemoin, Lester, Burnes, Jr. and Paul; three sisters, Betty, Leoria and Katherine. He is survived by daughter, Angie Gill; stepson, Marty Kerns; stepdaughter, Karla Baire and husband, Steve; six grandchildren, Caylen Baire, Kelsea Gill, Matthew Samples and Alex, Austin and Sarah Kerns. Bill retired as the composing manager with 36 years of service from Charleston Newspapers, served his country in the United States Navy and was the youngest mayor of the town Clay at the age of 20. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. You may share memories or condolences with the family at www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.com.

GRETA GREENE Greta Greene, 77, of St. Albans, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012 at her residence, with her family by her side. She was a former employee of Holz Meat Company. She was a US Air Force Veteran and a member of East End Church of Christ, St. Albans. She is survived by her sons, David Greene, of Elkview, and Zackory Neal Greene, of St. Albans; daughter, Teresa Greene, of St. Albans; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brother, Russell Hirst; aunt, Madge Lore, of St. Albans; and a host of close friends and family. And in honoring her wishes she was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com.

EVON HENDERSON Evon Henderson, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 with her family by her side. Born June 28, 1922 in Teays Valley, she was a daughter of the late George Clifford and Gladys Finley Coyner. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 72 years Billy L. Henderson, October 3, 2012. A graduate of Hurricane High School, she was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Hurricane and was active many of the area civic clubs and organizations in her younger years as well as being an avid golfer. She was loved by all who knew her and it was a blessing just being her friend. Evon treated everyone with love and respect. Surviving are her daughter, Christie Garthee (Jim) of Greenup, KY; her son, Scott Henderson (Connie) of Hurricane; four grandchildren and their spouses and seven great-grandchildren.

A heartfelt thanks to her wonderful caregivers Becky Porter, Debra Scites, Nicole Bevins, Donna Brock, Brenda Black and Dottie Bevins as well as her special Hospice nurse, Laura Leslie for their care and compassion. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with Dr. James Lutz and Jim McGehee officiating. Burial followed in Hurricane Town Cemetery, Hurricane. Online condolences may also be made by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhomes. Memorial contributions may be made in Evon’s memory to Hospicecare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W, Charleston, WV 25302.

JAMES REGGIE HOWARD James Reggie Howard, 51, of St. Albans, went home to be with the Lord on December 26, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston. He was born September 5, 1961, in Charleston. He was the son of the late Frank and Leatha Howard. Reggie enjoyed traveling, going to the dog track, bowling, skating and attending workshop at Rem. He was of the Baptist faith. Left to cherish his memory are brothers, Frank Howard of Charleston, Timothy Howard (Brenda) of Oak Hill, Leroy Howard (Brenda) of Durham, N.C., and Clinton Howard (Betty) of Bowie, Md.; a nephew, Tim Howard II of Beckley; one niece, Nikitia Manns of Beckley; foster mother, Lillian Durgan Coleman of St. Albans; Wamarc Neal, Amadi Warpora, Lee - Dorah and Michael Durgan, caregiver. Special thanks to Twania Wright, George Robrerto and CAMC General Dunbar Rehab. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 29, at Durgan Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Rev. Walter Leach and Elder Thomas Allen officiating. Burial followed in Meadow Haven Cemetery, Ingle Branch. Arrangements were by Durgan Funeral Home, Beckley, WV, DurganFuneralHome1@frontier.com .

ORVILLE JUNION HUGHES Orville Junior Hughes, 81, of St. Albans; son of Henderson and Emma Hardway Hughes, went to heaven on Friday, December 28, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital. He was born on September 9, 1931, in Clay County. He retired from University of Charleston after several years of service. Junior was a veteran of the Korean War, serving both in the infantry and food service. He was a member of the St. Albans Church of the Nazarene. Junior is survived by his wife of 54 years, Edith and his children, Ron of Charleston, Cheryl Fields of St. Albans, Debbie Cochran of

Tuesday,January 8,2013 – Page 9 Scott Depot; seven grandchildren, Christa Montgomery, Karen Ritchie, B.T. Cochran, Kathy Montgomery, Lindsay Cochran, Katie Hughes and Katelyn Fields; and two great-grandchildren, Ayden and Arianna; brothers, James of Iowa, Jerry of Nebraska, Bill of Ohio; sister, Irene Inghram of Shrewsbury and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, December 31, 2012 at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans with Pastor Steve Nester officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. You may share memories and condolences with the family at www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES LUCIAN LATHEY Charles Lucian Lathey, 77, of Leon, WV, died Friday, December 21, 2012 at home. He was born February 7, 1935 in Leon, WV, a son of the late John Wesley Lathey and Effie Nebraska (Valentine) Lathey. Charles was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and was retired from the Goodyear Plant as a maintenance mechanic. He was also, a U.S. Navy veteran; member of American Legion Post No. 23 of Point Pleasant, V.F.W., Disabled American Veterans, and the Point Pleasant Moose Lodge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Surviving are his wife, Alice Ann (Goff ) Lathey of Leon; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Murphy Lathey and Angela Lathey of Gallipolis, OH; two sisters, Maxine Bearden of Indianapolis, IN, and Shirley (Larry) Sult of Winston Salem, NC; one brother, Elmer Lathey of Centerburg, OH; two sisters-in-law, Audrey Young of Point Pleasant, and Jean (Tom) Nebbergall of Millersport, OH; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Pastor Jim Kelly officiating. Burial followed at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Leon. Military graveside rites were given by the Navy Honor Guard and American Legion Post No. 23 of Point Pleasant. Online condolences may be made at www.wilcoxenfuneralhome.com.

CAROL FAITH LEWIS Mrs. Carol Faith Lewis, 68, of Bancroft, passed away Friday December 21, 2012. Carol was retired from Putnam County Schools as a Library Aid and was a Baptist. Carol is preceded in death by her husband Billy Joe Lewis; parents, Ersle and Georgia Bostic Browning; and three brothers, Johnny, Hanky and Robbie Browning.

She is survived by daughter, Carolyn Jean Diehl of Bancroft; sister, Betty Craig of Eleanor; sister-in-law, Deborah Browning of Marion, Ohio; grandchildren, Toni Michelle Walker, Brandi Nichole Diehl-Smith, Brittany Rene Diehl and Tyler Charles Diehl; two great-grandchildren, Sydney Marie Walker and Luna Cali Smith; and a multitude of family and friends. At Carol's request there were no services and she was cremated. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca assisted the Lewis family. Online condolences may be sent to www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

BESSIE J. MARTIN Bessie J. Martin, 76, of Nitro, passed away at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Bessie had lived most of her life in Nitro, loved to feed the squirrels and the birds and loved to listen to WQBE. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Jack Martin; and brother, Gene Dyer. Bessie is survived by her daughters, Debbie Gibson and the late Denny Gibson of Nitro, Jackie Halstead and husband, David, of St. Albans, Sharon Martin and companion, Glen Black, of Nitro, Stacie Bateman of Nitro, Brian Bateman of St. Albans; sisters, Louise Ratcliff, Mae Slazo and Nell Tyree; brothers, Bob Dyer and Fred Dyer; half-sisters, Judy Hackney, Earnestine Gilkerson and Donna Kay Pearson; half-brother, James "Bud" Napier; granddaughters, Kelly Myers and Paige Bateman; grandson, Isaac Bateman; greatgrandson, Charles Wesley James; step-grandsons, Jeremy and Brian Halstead; step-greatgranddaughters, Destiny, Emilee and Makenzie Halstead; and two godchildren, Matthew and Cara Beth England. Private services were held for family and close friends. Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, was in charge of the arrangements. You may express online condolences at www.cookefuneralhome.com.

DOROTHY M. (STUPAK) MCCANNA Dorothy M. (Stupak) McCanna, 80, of Hurricane, formerly of Penn Hills, Pa., died Friday, December 28, 2012, after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Arthur McCanna; mother of Arthur Jr. (Patty), Katie (Dale) Collins and Maureen (George) Gunnell; and grandmother of Lindsay, Kimberly and Natalie Gunnell and Miranda McCanna. She is also survived by Mona Papay and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy's family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff at Angel Avenue Assisted Living for their loving care and


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Page 10 –Tuesday,January 8,2013 friendship over the past several years and thanks to Hospice of Charleston for their care and support. Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at St. Susanna Church, Penn Hills, Pa. The family acknowledges contributions to a charity of choice.

ILDA MAE MORRISON Ilda Mae Morrison (nee Briscoe), 85, of Scott Depot, was called to the Lord on Monday, December 24, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lula Briscoe; brothers, Raymond, Ralph, James and Malcolm Briscoe; sister, Opal Landers; and her adored daughter, Jane Ellen. Ilda was an active member of Charleston's Baptist Temple and the Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Marvin Morrison; sisters, Kathryn VanDyke and Clarice Taylor; daughter, Karen Merkel; and two granddaughters, Kathryn Ellen Ball and Sara Jane Merkel. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 29, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Dr. Dennis L. Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Online condolences may also be made by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Jack and Connie Burgess and family for their kindness and assistance.

WALLACE E. PIERCE Wallace Eugene "Wally" Pierce, 83, of Scott Depot, went to rest in heaven on December 18, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Saint Lawrence and Bonnie Lois (Halfhill) Pierce; his son, Ira Spencer Pierce; and his wife of 45 years, Addie Lou (Call) Pierce. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Pamela Sue PierceSims of Scott Depot; sister, Barbara Lois (Pierce) Harris of Scott Depot; four grandchildren, Tonya Pierce of Chicago, Ill., Tyrone Pierce of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Devona Sims and Angelika Sims of Scott Depot; two nieces, Terri Lynn (Harris) Downing of Chillicothe, OH and Stephanie Laine (Harris) Salz of Tempe, Ariz. Wally was born January 16, 1929, in Henderson. He graduated from Charleston High School in 1945 and completed one year at Morris Harvey College before he joined the Navy in 1946. He trained first in Bainbridge, Maryland (Company 4669) and served on the USS Albany. Then he completed courses for Radio Seaman in San Diego, Calif. before being stationed at the US Naval Station in Kodiak, Alaska. After discharge he returned to Morris Harvey College, where he graduated "Cum Laude" in 1953 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. After 36 years of employment with Columbia Gas Transmission

Corp., Wally retired in 1989, but throughout his life he was involved in many other activities: he was a Boy Scout; he was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1444; he and Addie Lou were youth leaders at Teays Valley Presbyterian Church from 1971-1974, where he also served as an elder, and was a member for 41 years. In addition he was a volunteer accountant for Habitat for Humanity. Wally really loved sports and showed it as an athletic booster at South Charleston High School 1961-1965; as a scorer for Ira's track team, which led to becoming an official with the Kanawha Valley Track and Field Association for almost 30 years; he was also a band booster at Winfield Junior/Senior High Schools from 1973-1979. Wally lovingly and tenderly cared for his wife Addie Lou until her death in 2001, but he never lost his zest for life and laughter. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. The family requests donations to be made to Mountaineer Habitat for Humanity, 815 Court Street, Charleston, WV 25301 in his memory. Funeral services were held Friday, December 21, 2012 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane; burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

VIRGINIA PATTERSON PRISK Virginia Patterson Prisk, 99, of Hurricane, died Dec. 22, 2012. A memorial service will be held in the near future. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of the arrangements.

STEVEN EUGENE RAMELLA Steven Eugene Ramella, 54, of St. Albans, died Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston, after a long illness. Steven was preceded in death by his father, Joe Ramella; and mother, Jenny Hawkins. He is survived by his companion, Claudia Lewis of St. Albans; stepfather, Vaughn Hawkins of Hurricane; sisters, Debbie McCormick, Diane Booker and Ronnie Roberts, all of St. Albans; and brothers, Terry Ramella of Winfield and David Ramella of St. Albans. At Steven's request, he was cremated and no services were held at this time. Arrangements were under the direction of Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans.

HOWARD EDWARD RHODES Howard Edward Rhodes, 82, of Poca, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012, at his home, following a short illness. He was a 1948 graduate of Point Pleasant High School and a 55-year member of Poca United Methodist

Church. He worked for many years at Ohio Apex, American Viscose and retired from the state of West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. Born September 3, 1930, he was the son of the late Edward and Elizabeth Waugh Rhodes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Junita Ord; and son-in-law, Sammy Harrison. Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Henrietta Rhodes; son, Steve (Brenda) Rhodes of Bancroft; daughter, Gail Harrison of Black Betsy; sister, Virginia Newman of Gallipolis, Ohio; grandchildren, Stephen Rhodes II of Bancroft, Kimberly Rhodes of Cross Lanes and Shane Harrison of Cross Lanes; and great-grandchildren, Haleigh Jade Rhodes of Buffalo and Bailey Harrison of Cross Lanes. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Carla Zielinske, RN, Stacy Jarrett, RN, Chaplain Pete Thompson and the entire Hospice Care organization for the excellent care they provided for Howard. Funeral services were held Monday December 31, at Poca United Methodist Church, Poca, with the Rev. Steve White officiating. Entombment followed at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. The family suggests memorial contributions are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387; or Poca United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 112, Poca, WV 25159. Online condolences may be sent to the Rhodes family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com. Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements.

FORREST MCBRIDE "MACK" SAULTON Forrest McBride "Mack" Saulton, 78, of Liberty, was called home on December 26, 2012. Born December 8, 1934, in South Charleston, Mack was a son of the late James H. Sr. and Minnie A. Bare Saulton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by older brother, James H. Saulton Jr. Mack was a 1954 graduate of South Charleston High School and proudly served with the Army National Guard 150th Armor Division. He was formerly employed by Baker Equipment and retired from Union Carbide, Institute plant in 1992 after 32 years. He was a volunteer with the Teays Valley Fire Department while living in Scott Depot and a member of Center Point Community Church in Liberty. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Bertha Myers Saulton; older brother, John C. Saulton of Parkersburg; children, Tim Saulton of Liberty and Tammy and husband, James Clifton, also of Liberty; grandchildren, Kristi Saulton Mc-

The Putnam Standard Donald and husband, Michael, of Hurricane, Lillian Clifton, Sarah Saulton and Alissa Clifton, all of Liberty; and great-grandson, Keller Saulton Marcus of Hurricane. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 29, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with pastors Alvie Witt and Leroy Meadows officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, with full military honors provided by James E. Marshall American Legion Post 187, Winfield. The family suggests memorial contributions in Mack's name are made to Center Point Community Church, Route 1 Box 274, Liberty, WV 25124. To share a memory or express condolences, please visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.co m. Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, was honored to handle Mr. Saulton's arrangements.

HERBERT L. "HERB" SCITES Sunday, December 23, 2012, after a long illness, Herbert L. "Herb" Scites of Hurricane arrived in Heaven just in time to celebrate his 81st birthday. Herb was born in West Hamlin, a son of the late James Freer and Maggie Isaacs Scites. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Janet Dunlap Scites; his brother, James F. Scites Jr.; and sisters, Bonnie Weaver, Saundra Matter and Anna Katherine VandeLinde. Herb grew up in Lincoln County and was a 1949 graduate of Guyan Valley High School. He also graduated from Morris Harvey College in 1957 and received his master's degree from Marshall University in 1961. His professional career as a public schools employee included serving as coach and assistant superintendent of schools for Lincoln County and as assistant superintendent, superintendent and principal in Putnam County. At the time of his retirement he was serving as principal of Poca Middle School. Education was an important part of Herb's life and he helped and encouraged everyone he knew to keep learning and continue to better themselves. Herb was a Christian and a member and former board member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God, Hurricane. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Knights of Pythias and was an avid reader and golfer. He served his country with the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Surviving are his daughter, Robin (William) Searls of Hurricane; his two grandchildren, Haley Jo and James Parker Searls, also of Hurricane; his sisters, Betty J. Austin of Churchland, Md., and Peggy Matheny of Atlanta, Ga.; special nephew, Jack Weaver; and many other nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Fri-

day, December 28, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Rebekah Jarrell and Jim McGehee officiating. Burial, with military honors, followed in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. The family would like to thank Herb's special caregivers, Deloris Perry, Tonya Byrd and Mason and Debbie Kirk for their support and compassion. The family suggests memorial contributions are made to the American Heart Association, 162 Court St., Charleston, WV 25301.

PATTIE LOU SMITH Pattie Lou Smith, 45, of Winfield, passed away Friday December 28, 2012, at St. Mary's Medical Center following a long illness. Born June 24, 1967, she was the daughter of Louise Cain Smith of Eleanor and the late Carrol L. Smith. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Sullivan Agie and Mary Stutler Smith; maternal grandparents, Yvonne Perkins Cain and Arthur J. Cain. In addition to her mother she is survived by her caregivers of 26 years, Jesse and Renee White and Pam Thomas all of Winfield; sister, Paula Lynn Luikart of Leon; brother, James Lee Smith of Eleanor; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral services were held Monday December 31, 2012 at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo with Pastor David Bailey officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Given. Online condolences may be sent to the Smith family and the online guestbook signed by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com.

DONALD LEROY STARCHER Mr. Donald Leroy Starcher, 71, of Liberty, passed away December 19, 2012, in Thomas Memorial Hospital. Donald was retired from Laborers Local #1353. He enjoyed spending time with his three grandkids, traveling mile after mile watching them play sports. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. He is preceded in death by his parents, Darrell and Addie Starcher; and brothers, Denzil, Ivan, Junior and Gary Dorsel. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mona Starcher; daughters, Tina and husband, Rancie Parkins of Red House and Lisa and husband, Aaron Parkins of Red House; son, Terry Starcher of Reston, Va.; grandchildren, Cody, Chelsey and Hannah; sisters, Jean Miller of Cottageville, Janet Casto of Ripley, Sue and husband, Dave Greenhill of Zanesville, OH and Nancy and husband, Marvin Parker of Columbus, OH; and brothers, Gilbert and wife, Shirley Starcher of Given, Danny and wife, Phyllis Starcher of Poca, Troy and wife, Edna Starcher of Canal Winches-


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The Putnam Standard ter, OH, Chuck and wife, Neida Starcher of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Johnny and wife, Barbara Starcher of Ravenswood, W.Va. The family would like to say a thank you to the 3rd floor staff at Thomas Memorial Hospital and Dr. Jogenpally and his staff. A tribute to the life of Mr. Donald Starcher was held Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Emma Chapel Church with Pastors Tommy Michels and Kevin Starcher officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family suggests donations are made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. GatensHarding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Starcher family.

ERNIE MURELL STUTLER Ernie Murell Stutler, 65, of Leon, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at his home following a long illness. He enjoyed playing the fiddle and other musical instruments, was an outdoorsman who loved to 'coon hunt and fish and, most of all, he loved and was loved by his family. Born November 6, 1947, he was the son of the late Spencer Stutler and Corda F. Snyder Stutler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Mabel Johnson, Clara Bauchman and Dollie Adkins; and a brother, Donald Stutler. Survivors include his loving wife, Gladys Cole Stutler of Leon; daughters, Stacy Hughes of Buffalo, Michele Sanders of Leon and Robin Hunsaker of Delaware, Ohio; son, Paul Zeller of Delaware, Ohio; sisters, Betty Goodremont of Leon and Marie Thaxton of Point Pleasant; brothers, Bob Stutler and Charles Stutler, both of Leon; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 22 nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to

Gladys Stutler, 980 Brownsville Road, Leon, WV 25123, to help offset funeral expenses. Funeral services were held Friday, December 28, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Elmer Miller officiating. Burial followed at Wolfe Valley Cemetery, Leon. Online condolences may be sent to the Stutler family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com. Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

LAUREN ELIZABETH SWANN Lauren Elizabeth Swann, 13, of Charleston, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Cabell Huntington Hospital ER. She was a member of Ivydale Baptist Church, where she was saved and baptized, and was an eighth-grade student at South Charleston Middle School. Lauren was known for her long dark hair, her big blue eyes and a very caring and giving spirit, which was demonstrated by her last act of being an organ donor. She is survived by her family, whom she dearly loved, mother and stepfather, Kelly and Bobby Barron; father and stepmother, Jeff and Chrisse Swann; brothers, Landon and Bryson Swann; stepsister and stepbrother, Jasmine and Jacob Bartholomew; grandparents, Delbert and Paulette Huffman, John and Sharon Barron, Greg and Marci Swann and Ronnie and Carol Robinson; great-grandparents, Paul and Doris Hudson, Elizabeth "Libby" Huffman and Lewis and Nancy Swann; uncles and aunts, Tony (Johna) Huffman, Scott (Missy) Swann, Chris (Jamie) Swann, Josh (Cara) Swann, John (Alice) Barron, Sondi (Brad) Sutton, Nicky Hutchinson and Sarah Goheen; honorary uncle, Al James; cousins, Luke and Olivia Huffman, Ty and Hailey Swann, Jacob Barron and Ashly Hardin; and special friend, Hailey Lemon. Services were held Friday, December 28, at Oakwood Baptist

Church, Charleston, with Pastor Basil Hudson officiating. Burial followed in French Cemetery on Berry Hills Drive in Charleston. The family requests contributions to be made to the Lauren Swann Memorial Fund, c/o Ivydale Baptist Church, 1859 Middle Fork Drive, Charleston, WV 25314. Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.curryfuneralhome.org.

BILL THORPE Bill Thorpe, 82, of Hurricane, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2012, at home after a short illness. Bill was born in Middletown, Ohio. He was the son of the late William Thorpe and Effie Thorpe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Thorpe, and numerous siblings. Bill was a devoted father and grandfather, spending many hours with his family. He enjoyed watching his sons run track and taking his grandchildren any place they wanted to go. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Survived by his daughter, Sara White and her husband, David, of Hurricane; sons, James Thorpe and wife, Kelli, and Joseph Thorpe, both of Austin, Texas; sister, Mable Hart of Middletown, Ohio; grandchildren, Jennifer Granger and her husband, Daniel, of Milton and Spencer White and Courtney White of Hurricane; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A private service was held at his home. The family would like to respectfully thank Hospice for the loving care they provided to him and his family. His family requests that donations are made in his name to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 253872536.

Tuesday,January 8,2013 – Page 11 CHARLES E. TILLEY Charles "Ed" Tilley, 73, of St. Albans, formerly of Princeton, W.Va., left this life to be with the Lord on December 19, 2012. Ed was born on September 19, 1939, to the late Joseph and Hazel Tilley as the youngest of twelve children. He was a devoted husband to his teenage sweetheart Gail for nearly 55 years. Also left to cherish his memory are a daughter, Cindy Williams (Mark); son, Curtis (Gayle); son-in-law Rick DeBoard; 10 granddaughters; three grandsons; and one great-grandson. Also surviving are a sister, Rachel Diegel; and brothers, Roy and Lloyd Tilley. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Lynn DeBoard in 2011; as well as several siblings and relatives through the years. Ed was a faithful member, active deacon, Sunday school and children's teacher at Lower Falls Baptist Church in St. Albans. Ed served for many years across the country as a volunteer missionary and interim pastor with the North American Mission Board. Ed is also fondly remembered for his unique youth ministry known as "Mr. Ed's Fun Box." Ed also lovingly served the Lord through his fellowship and witness to others. A graveside service was held Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, W.Va. The family requests donations to be made to HospiceCare of Kanawha County W.Va. Services were entrusted to Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Princeton, W.Va. To leave online condolences, please visit www.roselawnfuneral.com.

LORETTA A. TULLOH Loretta A. Tulloh passed away Christmas Day 2012, surrounded by loved ones. Loretta was born July 3, 1948. She was the first child of the late Freddie and Edith Petrella. She was a retired hair stylist and a 1966 graduate of St. Albans High School.

Loretta is survived by her longtime companion, Richard Dunlap; son, Stephen Tulloh and his wife, Adena; grandchildren, Jonathan and Aiden, all of Lubbock, Texas; brothers John and wife, Kathy, of Scott Depot and Rick and wife, Peggy, of Winfield; sister, Sue Petrella of St. Albans; and niece, Shanna Scarlato of Scott Depot. Loretta was also blessed to have been surrounded by a large and loving family of aunts, uncles and cousins. In keeping with Loretta's wishes, there were no services. You may make a donation in her memory to your local animal shelter. Arrangements were under the direction of Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans.

AIRIS D. WOODRUM Airis D. Woodrum, 86, of Buffalo, went home to spend Christmas with Jesus on Tuesday December 18, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, following a short illness. He retired from General Motors Corporation, Cleveland, OH. Born September 1, 1926, he was the son of the late Cecil and Stella J. Woodrum. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Wanda L. Woodrum; son, Noah Woodrum; along with 11 brothers and sisters. Survivors include daughter, Karen Casto of Robertsburg; son, Greg Woodrum of Palm Harbor Fla.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren which include Jeremiah who was his sunrise and sunset. Funeral services were held Thursday December 20, 2012 at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo with Rev. Randy Parsons officiating. Burial followed at Barnett Chapel Cemetery, Liberty. Online condolences may be sent to the Woodrum family and the online guestbook signed by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com. Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo was in charge of arrangements.

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Time For Service ~ Area Church Services ~ Ascension Catholic Church 905 Hickory Mill Rd., Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-5816. Services: Saturday evening 5:30 p.m. Sunday morning 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Rev. Neil R. Buchlein, Pastor. www.ascensionwv.com Bethel Baptist – Upper Mud River Road - Sias, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday night 6 p.m.; Wednesday night 7 p.m. Buffalo Church of God - Corner of Rt 62 & Church Street, Buffalo (Putnam Co.). Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 7 p.m. Evening Worship. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Mid-week Service. Pastor Wayne Burch. 304-937-3447. Buffalo Nazarene Church - Rt. 62, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Sunday night Worship Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Sherry Kinsey 937-3258.

www.fbcoh.com Gateway Christian Church Weekly Sunday Evening Service at 6 p.m. Valley Park, Hurricane, WV. Adult & Children’s Ministry available. For more information please call 304-727-8919 or visit www.gatewaychurch.net. Senior Minister: Dave Stauffer. Glad Tidings Assembly of God 121 Mill Road, Hurricane, WV, 25526. Adult & Children’s Service Sunday 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Midweek Service 7:00 p.m. Church Phone 304562-3074. Pastor: Rebekah Jarrell. Asst. Pastor: Aaron Hil. Good Hope Baptist Church Turkey Creek Road, Hurricane. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Grandview Baptist Church, Red House - Sunday school – 10 am; Sunday evening 7 .pm; Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor: Woody Willard.

Buffalo Presbyterian Church 2125 Buffalo Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Worship Sunday Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service – Bible Study, 7 p.m. Pastor – Denver Tucker.

Kanawha Valley Baptist Church 949 Roosevelt Ave., (U.S. Rt. 62), Eleanor, WV 25070. Pastors: John Hage and Art Hage. Phone 304-437-3513 and 304-4372740. Services: 3:00 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Cross of Grace Lutheran Church - 30 Grace Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-0616. Sunday School – 9:30 a.m. Sunday - 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship. “Where people discover Jesus and grow in Faith”. www.coglutheran.com.

Lakeview Christian Church 108 Lakeview Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. Services: Sunday – 11 am and 6:30 pm; Wednesday – 7 pm. Pastor: Jeff Maynard. Phone 304-562-9265.

Faith Independent Church Sunday School 10am, Sunday Morning Worship 11am, Sunday Choir Practice 6 p.m., Sunday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7 p.m. A little country church set on the side of Rt. 62 in the big town of Black Betsy, WV. Pastoral Team: Michael Landers and Randy Browning First Baptist Church “Connecting People to Jesus Christ” 2635 Main Street, Hurricane, WV, 25526 – 304-562-9281. Dr. James E. Lutz, Senior Pastor. Sunday services: 8:50 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Sunday School – 10 a.m.; Wednesday 6:30 p.m.

Laywell Church of Christ Sycamore Road, Hurricane, WV. Services: Sunday Morning Worship 9:45 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Phone number for more information, 304-562-6135. Manilla Chapel - Manilla Chapel, Manilla Ridge Road, Robertsburg, WV. SUNDAY: Morning service 10 a.m.; Evening service 6:00 p.m. TUESDAY: Bible Study at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church - Buff Creek Road. Hurricane, WV. Service Times- Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday eve. 6 p.m.; Wed. Eve Bible study 7 p.m. Special meeting 4th Saturday each month at 7:00 pm.

All area Churches welcome. Pastor Ernie Spence – 304-6172752. Mount Vernon Baptist Church 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane, 25526 (just off the I-64 Winfield Exit 39). Sunday services are 8:30 a.m. (except the last Sunday of the month), 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m. and include adult Bible study, AWANA, and youth. Please check our website for special announcements and www.mvbapservices: tistchurch.org. The Rev. Ron McClung is the senior pastor. Telephone 304-757-9110. Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church - Rt. 3 Box 97 (6242 Trace Fork Rd.), Hurricane, WV 25526. Phone 304-562-5880. Sunday School: 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Children’s Emmy Club, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Robert Adkins. Everyone welcome. Mt. Salem UM Church - 4-1/2 miles East of Hurricane on Rt. 60 across from covered bridge, on left. Sunday: Morning worship 9:30; Sunday School 10:30. Wednesday Bible study 7:00 P.M.; Family night first Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 P.M. Pastor: Ralph Kernen (304) 7578446. Otter Branch Church - Box 213, 18 Mile Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033 Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Mike Tucker. Pine Grove Church of Christ 4504 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot. 304-757-8543 (o); 304757-2866 (h). prediger1@verizon.net. Sunday morning Bible Classes 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Studies 7 p.m. Tm Jorgensen, Minister. Presbyterian Church of the Covenant- Living the Love of Jesus Christ. 2438 US Route 60, Hurricane, WV 25526. 304-5622012, pcclife.com Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

Providence Baptist Church Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday night 7 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Bob Kelly. Phone 304586-2832. Redeemer Presbyterian welcomes community to Services Redeemer Presbyterian Church, PCA, welcomes the community to learn of God’s love and grace. They meet at Teays Valley Cinema for worship service at 10 a.m. The church’s pastor is Barrett Jordan. For more information, call the church office, 304-757-1197, or check the church’s website at www.redeemerpcawv.org. Scott Depot Christ Fellowship 4345 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV. 757-9166. Pastor Dr. Rod Taylor. Sunday School 9 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Mid Week Service 7 p.m. www.thedepotlive.com Sousanah FWB Church Charley Creek Road, Culloden. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Night Service 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Springdale Free Will Baptist Church - Cow Creek Road, Hurricane (Directions: Off Rt 34, 21/2 miles on Cow Creek Road, stay on left fork of Cow Creek. Church is on the right). Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Midweek Service 7 p.m. Pastor Larry Cooper. 5625389. Teays Valley Baptist Church Dr. John D. Smith, Pastor. 3926 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-757-9306. www.teaysvalleybaptist.com Services: SUNDAY - Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship & Children’s Church 10:30 a.m.; Evening worship 6:00 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY – Bible Study and Prayer 7 p.m.; Awana 7:00 p.m. All services are interpreted for the deaf. TV Service on Suddenlink Channel 2, Wed. 8:30 – 9 p.m. Radio Program WEMM 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Teays Valley Church of God 4430 Teays Valley Road, PO Box 270, Scott Depot, WV 25526 www.tvcog.org - (304)757-9222. Service times: Sunday’s - 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship, 6 p.m.

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Evening Discipleship. Wednesday’s: 6:45 p.m. Evening Discipleship. Pastor Melissa Pratt. Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene - 3937 Teays Valley Road, Teays, WV 25569 (Mail: PO Box 259) Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning worship; 6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Worship. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. Prayer Gathering, Children & Teen Programs. Last Saturday of each month; Clothing Closet from 9 am until noon. Free clothes for everyone! Pastor: Rev. Charles V. Williams. Phone: 304-757-8400. Way of Truth Tabernacle - 900 Roosevelt Dr., Eleanor, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor Nathan Morris (304)543-8053. A new beginning on the old path. Winfield Church of the Nazarene - 2986 Winfield Rd., Winfield, WV 25213. Sunday School 9:45 am; Sunday Worship Service 10:45 am; Sunday Praise Service at 6:00pm; Wednesday Kidz & Teens 7:00 pm; Wednesday Adult Bible Study 7:00 pm. Pastor Robert Fulton, 304-586-2180. Winfield Community Church 144 Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV, 25560. (304) 5861146. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Michael Hurlbert. Winfield Presbyterian Church Winfield Presbyterian Church, 4th and Ferry Streets. “A praying community where friendship counts.” Cherrie Sizemore, Minister. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.; Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Looking for a church to call “home”? We would like to be that place. Winfield United Methodist Church Looking for a church family? Join us at Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive (Behind McDonald’s) Winfield. Two services 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Pastor: Tom Hill.

Send your church’s information to Time For Service at P.O. Box 186 Culloden, WV, 25510, or fax it to (304) 562-6214. You may also e-mail the information to trudyblack@theputnamstandard.com.


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Hurricane: Best City to Raise Children By Justin Waybright justin@theputnamstandard.com

HURRICANE – Low crime, strong moral values, family activities and good people make a city attract families and children. Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards credits these aspects to his city getting nationally recognized in Bloomberg BusinessWeek as the “best place in West Virginia to raise kids.” Edwards believes in Hurricane. “I’m not surprised we were chosen, because I have travelled to different states and areas of West Virginia, and I know this is one of the best places to live,” Edwards said. “What makes the city great is not so much the government, but the people, and when you have a bunch of good people, this just occurs.” He continued, “Some other states don’t have what we have here; we have good people and friendships.”

A group of children enjoys some fun on the merry-go-round at Hurricane City Park. Photo by Justin Waybright. Edwards thanks former mayor Raymond Peak for leaving him a

solid foundation and a great place to bring children.

“In the past five years, I hope I played my part to help the city,

but it’s been this way a long time, and I have to thank him.” Another big draw for families and children is the constant activities, said Edwards. “There’s always stuff going on with churches, and in the city and county,” he said. “I have four kids, and this is a great place to be.” The city aims to keep calendars full of events, said Edwards. Council members are working on a new event on Main Street this spring. Strong academics and athletics in schools are another plus, Edwards said. But often, children will leave the city to attend college and postgraduate opportunities. Even though they leave, they often come back, he said. “They leave, but they come back because they realize what they have here,” he said. “If all my four kids leave, but could come back to stay and live in Hurricane, that would be wonderful.”

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