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Relay for Life takes places this week in Winfield SUBMITTED ARTICLE WINFIELD -- Half of all men and a third of all women in the United States will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. Once considered a terminal condition, new treatments and research are bringing hope to thousands who now survive a cancer diagnosis. Tambra Cheman is herself, a cancer survivor. She survived, and she is leading the charge to bring hope and survival with a local "Relay for Life" celebration in Winfield this Friday and Saturday. The event will take off at Winfield High School on Friday and Saturday, July 13 and July 14, beginning with a celebration parade. Hurricane High School's George Watson will be the parade grand marshal, and Winfield's Jeremy Huff will be the junior grand marshal. A traditional candlelight "Illuminaria Ceremony" will honor those who battled cancer and loved ones who have been lost to the disease."It's a life-changing experience," said Cheman. A "Wacky Olympics" football competition will feature the Hurricane and Winfield teams. Cheman says the mayor of the community of the losing team will be painted in the colors of the winner and march in their next Homecoming Parade. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the relay. "Whether you run or not," said Cheman, "a $10 registration will get you a Relay T-shirt." Radio stations WQBE and Electric 102 will be transmitting live SEE RELAY ON PAGE 3

Sunday storms set restoration back 2,126 remain without power in Putnam CHARLESTON -- Appalachian Power’s restoration efforts were on target to reach 95 percent complete by Sunday night, but severe thunderstorms moving through Appalachian’s West Virginia service area instead caused power outage totals to rise. Because of Sunday’s storm, restoration times have been extended. Sunday’s storm marked the fourth major thunderstorm in the company’s West Virginia service area since the June 29 restoration began. The thousands of out-of-state line workers here to restore electric service will remain in the area until all customers are back in service, the company said. In West Virginia, 64,500 of the company’s halfmillion customers are without electric service and those numbers are increasing because of the storms, the company said Sunday night. In Putnam County, 2,126 homes or businesses remained without power as of Sunday night. In Virginia, 7,500 of the company's half-million customers remain without electric service. Customers who experience a new power outage should call to report it to Appalachian Power’s 24hour Customer Solutions Center at (WV) 1-800982-4237 or use Revised West Virginia Restoration Times Beckley (Raleigh) Tuesday Bluefield (Mercer) Sunday Charleston (Kanawha) Monday Glasgow (Kanawha) Tuesday Hamlin (Lincoln) Monday Hico (Fayette) Tuesday Huntington (Cabell) Monday Logan (Logan) Monday Madison (Boone) Monday Milton (Cabell) Monday Pineville (Wyoming) Monday Pt. Pleasant (Mason) Sunday Ripley (Jackson) Sunday Walgrove (Kanawha) Tuesday Wayne (Wayne) Monday Welch (McDowell) Sunday Williamson (Mingo) Monday

Appalachian Power crews have been working for more than a week to restore power following the June 29 storm. A new storm on Sunday night dealt a setback to those efforts. Photo courtesy of Appalachian Power More than 5,100 line professionals and other workers are working to restore power. Appalachian secured help from 22 states and crews are working in every part of the service territory. Outages are restored by priority. Critical community infrastructure, SEE STORM ON PAGE 3


Page 2 – July 9, 2012 Hurricane Church of Christ Food Pantry The Hurricane Church of Christ, 600 Midland Trail (the church on the hill beside Hurricane Middle School) has a food pantry open to the public. If you are in need of some grocery items, you may visit us on Monday and Friday of each week between the hours of 11:00 A.M. through 1:00 P.M. It would be helpful if you would call before coming. Call: 304-562-6491.

Alcoholics Anonymous Can Help If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Call Alcoholics Anonymous at 1.800.333.5051 or find meeting locations at

Senior Fitness Classes Senior fitness classes are held at the John Henson Senior Center in Hurricane from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. A certified fitness instructor leads the class. For more information, call 304-757-0016.

2012 Putnam County Fair Royalty! The 2012 Putnam County Fair Queen and Teen Queen pageants were held June 16th at Hurricane Middle School. This year’s Queen and Teen Queen are: 2012 Putnam County Fair Queen - Katie Asbury from St. Albans 2012 Putnam County Fair Teen Queen - Greyson Young from Eleanor. The Fair Board works hard, year after year to bring some of the best entertainment and activities to town… and 2012 is no exception. With something for everyone to enjoy, the Fair makes for a great day (or several days) of summer fun! So, make plans now to visit the Putnam County Fair July 14th – 21st at the Ernest Page Jr. Fairgrounds, Rt. 62 in the Putnam County Park, Eleanor, where you’re sure see the

Community Calendar Queen and Teen Queen participating in various activities throughout the 8-day event. Say ‘hello’ and congratulate these girls on their reign as 2012 Fair Royalty.

Sarah Duterte named to Dean's List at Mansfield University Sarah Duterte of Winfield has been named to the spring 2012 Dean's List at Mansfield University. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must be attending the university full-time and attain at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester. Mansfield University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). For more information visit

Area Students graduate from West Virginia Wesleyan Area students received their degrees from West Virginia Wesleyan in May after completing their degree requirements during the 2012 spring semester. Emily Lewis, from Eleanor, graduated with a bachelor of science in exercise science degree. Morganne Bennett, from Winfield, graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in marketing degree. Kelsey Tolley, from Scott Depot, graduated with a bachelor of in music education degree. Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan is a private residential college located in Buckhannon.

Rotary Golf Tournament set for Aug. 6 The 17th annual Putnam County Rotary Club Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, Aug. 6, beginning at 10 a.m. at Little Creek Golf Course in South Charleston. Proceeds from the tournament go to support the work of the Rotary Club. The cost is $125 per person, or $500 for a

team. All players will receive a goody bag, beverages, lunch, dinner and a cart. Tournament and hole sponsorships are still available for the tournament. For more information, or to register, contact Tournament Chair Don Broyles at (304) 757-3920.

Bob Thompson to perform at FireSide Grille Bob Thompson is scheduled to perform at the FireSide Grille, 4170 W.Va. 34, Teays Valley, on Thursday, July 19.

Huntington's Disease Support Group Formed A peer-led Huntington's Disease Support Group has been formed in Charleston for patients, families, caregivers and those at risk. The meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital. For more information, call 304-549-3266 or

SAHS Class of 1961 Picnic SAHS Class of 1961 will have a picnic on Saturday, July 14, at 4 p.m. at Curry River Center in Tornado. Everyone is to bring their own chair, a dessert and vegetable. Meat and drinks will be provided. For info contact Sharron Tyer Rogers at 727-0630 or, Janet Jones Wehrle at 727-3333, or Mary Scholl Carr at 727-7665 or

Looking for Book Festival Exhibitors Exhibitors and vendors are being sought for the 12th annual West Virginia Book Festival Oct. 13 and 14 at the Charleston Civic Center. Vendor packets can be downloaded at Visit the website or call 304-343-4646, ext. 246, for more information.

Expectant Parents' Program The CAMC Family Resource Center conducts a "Becoming a Family" program at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital. Programs, services and classes are designed to help expectant parents gain as much information as possible on parenthood. Attendees (including family and friends, depending on the nature of the class) will leave feeling supported and more confident during the process. The program includes special classes on preparing for childbirth, preparing siblings, pediatric CPR, breastfeeding, infant massage and pregnancy massage (for couples). Contact the hospital for more details.

Trip to Washington DC Milton VFW Post 9796 is scheduling a trip to Washington DC in mid-October. We will be staying 2 nights at a 4-diamond Sheraton Hotel in Manassas, VA. The tour will include the War Memorial, as many of the Presidential Monuments as possible, Arlington Cemetery, The Smithsonian Institute, Constitution Gardens, and other attractions. We can go to the Capitol Visitors Center and see the outside of the Capitol Building or we can tour the inside pending availability. The cost for double occupancy is $225.00 per person. If we can get 50 people willing to go. The price includes the coach, driver and his gratuity, 2 nights at the hotel, 2 breakfasts at the hotel, plus a 4-hour guide. If interested, call George Shy, 304-633-7203 voice mail, 304743-9907.

Teays Valley Fire Department announces Computer Lab Hours Teays Valley Fire Department,

The Putnam Standard Scott Depot Road, offers a Computer Lab for public use on Mondays from 3 – 9 p.m. and Thursdays from 6 – 10 p.m.

Hurricane Civic Chorus to begin practice for Fall Season The Hurricane Civic Chorus will begin practice for the Fall Semester on Tuesday, August 28th at 7:00 p.m. at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Avenue, Hurricane. For more information, call Pamela Tabor at 304-562-6539.

Network Of Women (NOW) Monthly Meeting Date: July 19, 2012 Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM at the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Office. About NOW: This committee is led by women in business in the community. Programs are designed to support women in the business community. Typical programs conducted throughout the year are a blood drive, the “Uniquely Me” Program, “Ladies Night Out” and “In the Know”. The group also participates in “Bell Ringing” for the Salvation Army and collected non-perishable food items throughout the year and distributed to the local food pantry to give back to the community. NOW is open to all women working for and with Putnam County Chamber member businesses interested in expanding their professional, personal and social relationships with other women.

Car & Bike Show! Mark your calendar now for the 4th Annual Point Pleasant River Museum Car and Bike Show, to be held Saturday July 14, at 28 Main Street, Point Pleasant, WV (across from Tu-Endie-Wei State Park). Registration time will begin at 9:00 am with the Show being held from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This Benefit for the Point Pleasant River Museum, will offer food and drinks, music & awards, great door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Classes are: 1985 & newer; 1984 & older; Motorcycle and Motorized bikes. There is a $10.00 entry fee. For more information, please contact: Jack Fowler or Ruth Fout at 304-674-0144.

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The Putnam Standard STORM FROM PAGE 1 such as hospitals, water and sewer stations are given highest priority. Then, priority is given to outages that will restore the largest number of customers when a repair is made. STORM WEATHER PERSPECTIVE The June 29 storm was part of a massive straight line wind storm that traveled close to 700 miles in 10 hours, devastating 10 states and leaving more than 4.3 million customers without electric service throughout the United States. Company and state officials are characterizing the storm as similar to or even greater than a hurricane, but without advance warning. The storm produced winds in excess of 75 miles-per-hour and heavy rain across a large portion of Appalachian Power's service territory. Hot weather is expected to continue across much of the area affected by the storm. Customers who have electric service are encouraged to consider hosting friends, neighbors and relatives who are without electric service and may need shelter from the heat. CUSTOMER INFORMATION Never touch a downed utility wire, no matter how harmless it looks. It can be difficult to distinguish between a power line and a cable or telephone line. All downed lines should be considered energized and dangerous. And don't touch anything in contact with the line, such as trees, fences or puddles of water, since they can conduct electricity. Keep

WesBanco offers storm damage loan program children and pets away from this potential hazard. Call Appalachian Power to report any downed lines or equipment. If you use a portable or RV generator, do not plug the generator into your circuit box. Portable generators "backfeed" electricity up the line and risk the lives of repair workers and the public. Follow the manufacturers' instructions carefully, and plug essential appliances directly into the generator. See additional information about use of backup generators. Electric consumers are asked to report their outage again if they have not called within the past 24 hours. This will ensure that all consumers' electricity is restored as quickly as possible. Electric consumers who have had power restored are asked to turn on their porch lights so that patrolling service technicians can better spot residences that are still without power in the neighborhood. Residents without power are asked not to stop crew trucks as this will only slow down repairs. Appalachian Power asks for your patience and understanding during the restoration process. In many areas, crews must rebuild significant portions of electric facilities to restore power. Appalachian Power asks customers affected by the power outage, including those who must leave their homes, to turn off all lights and appliances – including heating or air conditioning systems – to prevent circuit overload situations as power is restored to their homes.

RELAY FROM PAGE 1 from the relay site in Winfield. The Relay for Life sponsored by the American Cancer Society began in 1985 when survivor Dr. Gordy Klatt raised $27,000 from friends who cheered him on in a walk/run in Tacoma, Wash. Over 24 hours, Klatt ran more than 83 miles circling the track in Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound. "Relay for Life" events often

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last up to 24 hours, because "cancer never sleeps." Teams of people camp out at the relay site and take turns running or walking around a track. Each team is expected to have a member on the track at all times. For more information, go to w w w. r e l a y f o r l i f e . o r g / p u t namwv.

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SUBMITTED ARTICLE WHEELING -- In an effort to assist West Virginia, Ohio and western Pennsylvania residents affected by recent series of heavy storms that have caused widespread damage, WesBanco (NASDAQ: WSBC) officials have announced a Storm Damage Loan Program for residents and small business owners who have suffered damages as a result of the storms over the last week. Qualified residents and business owners can apply immediately for a 5% APR fixed rate loan that can be repaid over a maximum 5-year period. Eligible applicants can borrow up to $5,000 per residence or business for any improvements or other items needed as a result of the most recent storm damage. There will be no loan fees or

closing fees on these loans. Approval of the loans will be subject to the bank's standard underwriting. "The storms of the past week have caused significant damage and created hardships for many of our customers, employees, neighbors and friends in West Virginia, Ohio and western Pennsylvania," said Paul M. Limbert, President & CEO of WesBanco, Inc. "Over the years we have supported our local communities with a wide variety of banking programs and have in the past offered Storm Damage Loan Programs and Flood Relief Loan Programs. I am pleased that WesBanco can once again provide assistance in the rebuilding efforts of our local communities for those residents and small business owners who have suffered storm

related damages with these very affordable loans. For example, the monthly payments for a $5,000, five-year loan would be $95.13," Limbert said. Applications for Storm Damage Loans are now being taken by telephone or in person at any WesBanco location. WesBanco is a multi-state bank holding company with total assets of approximately $5.5 billion, operating through 112 branch locations and 104 ATMs in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. WesBanco's banking subsidiary is WesBanco Bank, Inc., headquartered in Wheeling, West Virginia. WesBanco also operates an insurance brokerage company, WesBanco Insurance Services, Inc., and a full service broker/dealer, WesBanco Securities, Inc.

Kids camp to be held at Teays Valley Church of God “Promise Island,” a week-long kids’ evening camp will be held Monday, July 9th through Friday, July 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot. The camp is FREE. Each day on Promise Island, kids

will participate in the large-group excitement of “Seaside Celebration,” experience God’s Promises at “Lifeguard Lagoon,” have fun creating crafts with a purpose at “Project Pointe,” enjoy snacks at the “Coconut Café,” and play ac-

tion-packed games at “Fun Time Falls!” Call (304) 757-9222 for more information. Teays Valley Church of God is located at 4430 Teays Valley Rd. in Scott Depot just east of exit 40 off I-64.

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Governor presents Food Bank with monetary donations CHARLESTON -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin recently presented the Huntington Area Food Bank with a portion of the monetary donations received during last week's food drive. "So many individuals, businesses and organizations have opened their hearts and their checkbooks for the thousands of West Virginians affected by last week's storm and I am grateful for their generosity," said Tomblin. "The food and monetary donations are helping our food banks meet the needs of our people during this recovery process." "Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit Mountaineer Food Bank and see firsthand how the distribution process works," said

First Lady Tomblin. "Thank you to the many volunteers and members of the National Guard who have assisted our food banks with the recovery efforts." Volunteer West Virginia continues to accept monetary donations at the following address: Volunteer West Virginia Food Drive 710 Central Ave. Charleston, W.Va. 25302 Food and monetary donations are being distributed to the Mountaineer and Huntington Area Food Banks to assist with recovery efforts. Gov. and First Lady Tomblin present monetary donations received from last week's food drive to the Huntington Area Food Bank. Photo Courtesy of Gov. Tomblin's Office

Center offers advice on medication affected by storm CHARLESTON – The powerful storms that swept through our area have left many people without power, causing families to stay in hotels and with family and friends. This break in normal routine

can be stressful and inconveniencing, but the aftermath of the storm can also bring many questions: Is My Medication Still Good? Medications need to be stored

under appropriate temperatures and conditions to ensure that they maintain optimum quality standards. However, for medications normally stored at room temperature, brief interruptions in ideal storage conditions will be tolerated. Storing for long periods at high temperatures (over 86oF) or storage for shorter time periods at extreme heat (over 100oF) will, however, cause them to lose effectiveness before the expiration date stamped on the label. For medications that are normally stored in the refrigerator whether or not the medication will still be effective if the refrigerator losespower will depend on the type of medication. You should contact your pharmacist if your medicines were exposed to high temperatures for a prolonged period. Because they will not be effective, do not take any medication that has undergone any change, such as: • a change in color, appearance, or consistency, such as pills

that seem harder or softer than normal, pills that stick together or are cracked or chipped, or ointments or creams that appear to have separated; • a change in odor or development of an unusual or different smell Other Medication Safety Tips Keep all medications in their original containers with labels. Resist the urge to combine medications in one container or bag for easy travel, which can lead to accidental overdoses. Read all medication labels prior to use. If the power is still out, use a flashlight to make sure you can still read the label. According to Dr. Abate, the Director of the West Virginia Center for Drug & Health Information at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, the following are some examples of medications that can place those taking them at risk for serious harm if they are exposed to the heat and do not have adequate fluid intake: Lithium

Antihistamines (found in some allergy medicine and some medicines for colds) Diuretics (“fluid pills”) Amitriptyline, olanzepine, paroxetine Drugs used to treat overactive bladder Amphetamines Poison Prevention and Storm Safety Lamp oil can look like apple juice to a child or an unsuspecting adult. Store in its original container and keep out of children’s reach. Siphoning gasoline and diesel fuel by mouth can result in accidental ingestions and serious injury. Generators emit carbon monoxide and should only be used outdoors. Never bring a generator indoors, not even in a basement. Do not place in an attached garage. Follow the manufacturer’s safety and placement instructions exactly. Keep the West Virginia Poison Center’s number handy for any questions relating to poisonings and the storm. Call our medical experts at 1800-222-1222 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Red Cross continues to provide help in wake of storm SUBMITTED ARTICLE CHARLESTON — The American Red Cross wants the public to know that help will be available to those affected by the recent storms and subsequent power outage even after power is restored. Red Cross workers will be going through neighborhoods assessing damage and meeting with residents to connect them to services they will need to recover. The Red Cross has as many as 200 workers from all over the country in West Virginia and

more arrive every day. Where necessary, the Red Cross continues to provide shelter and food, but is also transitioning to the recovery phase of relief efforts. Starting today, eight teams of four will be dispatched all over the state. Each team consists of one person doing damage assessment, one person doing casework, one mental health worker, and one nurse. These teams will meet directly with residents and help with any assistance they may need. Eight American Red Cross and

American Red Cross supported shelters remain open to residents unable to return home. They are: Dream Center, 224 Pinewood Drive, Beckley, WV 25801 Dupont Middle School, 3301 34th Street School, Belle, WV 25015 Elizabeth Baptist Church, 804 Mulberry Street, Elizabeth ,WV 26143 First Church of God, 114 Harvey Street, Fayetteville, WV 25840 Grantsville Volunteer Fire Dept., 380 S. Calhoun Highway, Grantsville, WV 26147

Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department, 1340 Harris Hwy, Washington, WV 26181 Ritchie County High School, Ritchie County School Road, Ellenboro, WV 26346 West Virginia Wesleyan College, 59 College Avenue, Buckhannon, WV 26201 The list of open shelters can fluctuate, so people are encouraged to check the American Red Cross list of open shelters on or by downloading the Red Cross shelter locator app available for iPhones for free. The list is updated every 30 min-

utes. The work of the American Red Cross would not be possible without the generous support of the public. To help, people can make a financial donation to American Red Cross disaster relief by visiting or calling 1-800RED-CROSS. People can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to local American Red Cross chapters or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

Tomblin authorizes burning ban in West Virginia CHARLESTON - Due to scarce water supplies and the ongoing emergency response efforts related to the recent storms, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has authorized a burning ban, effective immediately and continuing throughout the state of emergency. "West Virginians across the

state continue to clean up yards, homes and communities," said Tomblin. "With our emergency personnel working hard to provide recovery assistance, along with the unusually dry conditions, we must take extra precautions to help prevent accidental fires." The governor's proclamation

authorizes the West Virginia Division of Forestry and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to issue directives regarding the scope of the burning ban. "State resources are stretched to the limit as emergency personnel work to assist residents with repair and cleanup from

the storm," State Forester Randy Dye said. "People are tired, water supplies are down and some roads are still not accessible. As a result, the Division of Forestry is concerned that outdoor burning at this time could create a hazard." "We are also working to help prevent any unauthorized

burning in wildlife management areas," said Director Frank Jezioro, Division of Natural Resources. For more information visit the Division of Forestry's website at or the Division of Natural Resources' website at

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JAMES RAY ADKINS James Ray Adkins, 63, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 20, 2012. Born July 4, 1948, in Nitro, he was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy Snodgrass Adkins and William Adkins; and brother, Eddie. Jim was a graduate of St. Albans, WVHS and WV State College, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a loving father, husband, grandfather and brother. He is survived by son, Jimmy; daughter, Jamie; brother, Bill of St. Albans; sister, Marylou of Chesapeake; and sons, Johnathan and Brandon Adkins of Tennessee. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Smith Funeral & Cremation Service in Maryville, Tenn. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, Tenn., website was in charge of arrangements.

AUDREY LEE ATKINS Audrey Lee Atkins, 84, of St. Albans passed into the presence of the Lord on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. She was born June 6, 1928, in Beards Fork, Fayette County, daughter of the late Clement E. and Lou Ella Walker Settle. In addition to her parents, Audrey was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander L. Atkins; son, Lyle K.

Atkins; brothers, James Carlos, John, and Lawrence Settle; and sister, Barbara Moore. She was a 1946 graduate of Winfield High School. She was a homemaker and member of Trinity Fellowship Church. Audrey was a strong prayer warrior with a faithful testimony that inspired all who knew her. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Cheryl Jenkins (Warren) of Manchester, Tenn., and Brenda Lyle (Russell Jr.) of Tampa, Fla.; devoted daughter-inlaw, Phyllis Atkins of Hurricane; sisters, Crystal Gibson (Jimmie) of St. Albans, and Jewel Lester (Whitt) of Huntington; brother, Bill Settle (Alice) of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Eddie Jenkins of Atlanta, Ga., Sherry Knight of Manchester, Tenn., the Rev. Russell Lyle III of Tampa, Fla., Renae Lyle of Tampa, Fla., Scott Lyle of Sylacauga, Ala., Janessa Noel of Poca, and Andrea Cunningham of Hurricane; 11 very special great-grandchildren, Caleb, Jacob, Anna Grace, Sarah, and Bethany Lyle, Caleb and Grace Jenkins, Kierson and Corinthia Cunningham, and Chloe and Jillian Noel. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Billy Griffin officiating. Burial followed in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. The family wishes to express special thanks to Hubbard Hospice House West, at Thomas Memorial Hospital for their loving care of Audrey. Online condolences may be made at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements. The pleasures of earth cannot be compared to the joys of heaven.

NORMA LEA BOGGESS Norma Lea Boggess, 74, of St. Albans, went home to be with Jesus on June 18, 2012, after a short illness. Norma was a faithful servant for the Lord. She attended Winfield Community Church and served actively in Kairo's Prison Ministry and WSCS Women's Ministry. She also served on the 1955 graduating class committee of Stonewall Jackson High School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Noble and Ada Legg. She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, the Rev.

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Robert Boggess; sisters, Jean Cherry and Vivian; and brother-inlaw, the Rev. Bill Berry of Charleston. Norma and Robert have three sons, John Boggess and wife, Christa, of Scott Depot, Ronald Boggess and wife, Teresa, of Dunbar and Jeffery Boggess of South Charleston. Norma was blessed with seven grandchildren, Cheston and wife, Stephanie, John and wife, Kelly, Jeremy and fiancĂŠe, Olivia, Shawna, Errica, Bradley and Levi; two great-granddaughters, Reagan and Ashtan; and several nieces and nephews. Words are not enough to express our appreciation for the loving care given to Norma by Hospice Care. The family suggests memorial contributions are made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387. A celebration of Norma's life was held Friday, June 22, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, with Pastor Bill Smith officiating. Burial followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home assisted the Boggess family.

JENNINGS WOODROW BURCH Jennings Woodrow Burch, 98, of Hamlin, a great servant of the Lord, was called home by his Heavenly Father on June 22, 2012, surrounded by his loving family at his earthly home. Woodrow was born January 17, 1914, in Calhoun County, and was the fifth of eleven children born to the late Charles and Virginia Burch. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Clevenger Burch; his wife and loving partner of 66 years and ten months, Maxine Conrad Burch; infant son, Jackie Neal; son, Charles M. Burch; grandson, James Robert; and his 10 siblings. Left to cherish the memories of this remarkable man are four children, James (Debbie) of Dalton, Ohio, Jennings (Gloria) and David (Paula), all of Hamlin, and Rebecca (Andy) McClure of Yawkey; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-greatgrandchildren. Woodrow graduated from Calhoun County High School, Grantsville, attended Morris Harvey College, now the University of Charleston, and took extensive classes from the American Baptist Convention and W.V. Baptist Convention, Parkersburg. Being called by his Lord and Savior to preach the gospel and licensed by his home church, Enon Baptist in 1936, at the age of 22, he pastored churches in Wirt, Calhoun, Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Boone, Jackson and Lincoln Counties, held revivals throughout the state of West Virginia and performed interim work upon retiring from full time ministry. J.W. has baptized more than one thousand souls, eloquently

July 9, 2012 – Page 6 conducted over one thousand funerals and married more than six hundred couples. He was the ultimate soldier/spokesperson for the Lord, having a unique recall of the scripture, rightly dividing the Word of God. He has fought the good fight, he has finished the course, he has kept the Faith and he has now heard his Heavenly Father say, "Well done thy good and Faithful servant, welcome home". Woodrow was a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Hamlin, a member, Past Master and secretary of Hamlin Lodge No. 79, a member of the Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, Charleston, a member of the Huntington Commandry Knights of the Templar, and Past Grand Chaplain of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of West Virginia. Funeral services were held Monday, June 25, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Hamlin with Pastor David Burch and Pastor Timmy Burch officiating. Burial followed at Fairview Memory Gardens, Hamlin, with Masonic graveside rites conducted by Hamlin Lodge No. 79. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to his loving caregivers, Linda Brumfield and Sandy Bragg, the staff of Hospice of Huntington, and church family for their prayers and cards. A very special thanks goes to Dr. Robert Walker for his friendship and tender care shown to J.W. and his family. Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Hamlin, State Street, Hamlin, WV 25523. Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, was in charge of arrangements.

HELEN D. CASEY Helen D. Casey, 92, of St. Albans, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Candlelight Cottage, St. Albans. Helen was one of the first founding members of Highlawn Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Davis (Harry) of St. Albans; son, Roger G. Casey (Judi) of Goose Creek, S.C.; two grandchildren, Donna Casey, and Robert Casey (Julie); one great-granddaughter, Analia Mae Casey; and sister, Doris Johnson of Indiana. A celebration of Helen's life was held Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with Celebrant HR Whittington presiding. Entombment followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

ROBERT "BOB" LOUIS DAWSON Robert "Bob" Louis Dawson was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Bob was affectionately known as "Bear" to family, friends and all who loved him. When not wearing his handyman hat for family and friends to fix cars, boats or other

projects, Bob enjoyed hunting and woodworking with his son, Mark, and mutual friends. At the end of the day, spending time with family was his most cherished pastime. Bob was born June 10, 1928, in Canton, Ill., to the late Arthur D. Dawson and Edith M. Dawson. He was educated in Beaumont, Texas and Toledo, Ohio, before joining and serving in the Merchant Marines from 1945-1946. Service being important to Bob led him to serve in the U.S. Air Force from 1946-1949. After serving his country, Bob moved to Nitro and spent 37 years working for Monsanto Chemical. Survivors include the love of his life and wife of 63 years, Dolly G. Dawson; children, Debra D. Houser and husband, Doug, of Scott Depot, Vicki D.D. Kiner and husband, Clarke, of Galena, Ohio, and Mark J. Dawson and wife, Pamella, of Scott Depot; grandchildren, Brandon Houser, Sierra and Jamison Kiner; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Olivia and Josiah; sisters, Natalie Mitchell of Michigan, and Sally Tittle of Ohio; and brother, Jerry Dawson of Alabama. Funeral services were held Monday, June 25, at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, with the Rev. Loretta Isaiah officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, with military graveside rites. You may express online condolences at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, was in charge of arrangements.

GLENN E. DUNLAP Glenn E. Dunlap, 67, of Hurricane passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012, at CAMC-Teays Valley following a short illness. Born September 17, 1944, he was a son of the late Bryan and Virginia Midkiff Dunlap. Glenn was employed for many years in the banking industry and was most recently affiliated with Stewart Title. Surviving are his wife, Brenda Jaynes Dunlap; his son, Adam (Jill) Dunlap of Buffalo; his brother, Carroll (Nancy) Dunlap of Dunbar; his granddaughter, Savannah Isabelle Dunlap; and his aunt, Imogene Lanham of Charleston. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Harlan R. Roberts officiating. Burial followed in Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo. Online condolences may also be made by visiting

HOMER E. FISHER Homer E. Fisher, 91, of Winfield, went to meet his Lord and savior Jesus Christ on June 18, 2012, at home. He was born June 26, 1920, to the late Boyd and Mabel Asbury Fisher. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II and was retired from Carpenters Local 1209. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight broth-


Page 7 – July 9, 2012 ers and one sister. Surviving are his loving wife of 68 years, Kathleen Fisher; sons, Larry and his wife, Connie, and Charles and his wife, Brenda; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. The family wishes to express a special thanks to Hospice and his personal caregiver, Anna Martin. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 21, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, with Pastor James Legg officiating. Burial followed in Floral Hills Garden of Memories. Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at

BLANCHE VIRGINIA HALL Blanche Virginia Hall, 87, of St. Albans, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Angel Avenue Assisted Living Residence, Hurricane. She was born February 16, 1925, in Pleasants County, and was a daughter of Okey S. and Icy Beagle Buchanan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle D. Hall; brothers, Shirley of Paden City and Okey of Weirton; a sister, Nora Eddy of Paden City; and a son, Michael Raye Hall of Sissonville. Blanche was a member of Washington Street Church of Christ. She was also a retired manager from Market Audits. She is survived by two sons, Larry G. Hall and his wife, Cindy, of Winfield and Robert D. Hall and his wife, Imelda, of Conway, S.C.; eight grandchildren, Beth Johnston of Fishers, Ind., Jill Hall of Media, Pa., Kristi Hall of Sandy, N.Y., Tami Coles of St. Albans, Bridget Meadows of Kaneohe, Hawaii, Michelle Spain of Charlotte, N.C., Timothy Hall of Raleigh, N.C., and Michael Alexander of Sissonville; six greatgrandchildren; sister, Ruth Stull, and brother, Avery Buchanon, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and three special former daughters-in-law, Corrine Hall, Kim Hall and Karen Hall. A celebration of Blanche's life was held Sunday, June 24, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor Joel Harpold officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Angel Avenue Assisted Living and Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

CAROLYN SUE McCONIHAY HANNA Carolyn Sue McConihay Hanna, 64, of Scott Depot passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at CAMC Teays Valley after a short illness. Carolyn was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Putnam County. She was preceded in

death by her parents; two brothers; and one brother-in-law. Surviving are husband, James L. Hanna, at home; sons, Jimmy Hanna and his wife, Brandy, of Scott Depot, and Scotty Hanna and his wife, Nancy, of Grove City, Ohio; brothers, John McConihay and his wife, Roxanne, and Clarence McConihay and his wife, Joan, all of Ohio; sister, Linda Campbell of Largo, Fla.; grandchildren, Blake, Addisyn, Sara and Andrew; and her beloved pet, Dusty, In honoring Carolyn's request, the body was cremated and the family held a celebration of Carolyn's life on Monday, June 25, 2012, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Nitro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Putnam County Animal Shelter, Winfield, WV 25213. Condolences may be sent to the family via Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro, was in charge of arrangements.

EDWARD ALAN "EDDIE" HANNA Mr. Edward Alan "Eddie" Hanna, 52, of Elkview, went home to be with the Lord on June 21, 2012, at CAMC General Division. Eddie's love in life was family and music. He was preceded in death by his mother, Reba Hanna. He is survived by his wife, Linda Hanna; father, Buddy, and stepmother, Barbara Harrison-Hanna, of Liberty; children, Eric Alan and wife, Ashley Hanna, of St. Albans, Cassidi and husband, Josh Pimentel, of Cross Lanes and Olivia Rae Hanna at home; sister, Carrie and husband, Raymond Shaffer, of Eleanor; brother, Ricky Don Hanna of Liberty; and one soonto-be granddaughter. A tribute to the life of Eddie was held Saturday, June 23, at Emma Chapel Church with Pastor Michael Hanna officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Hanna family.

DONALD R. "DONNIE" HANNAS Donald R. "Donnie" Hannas, 73, of St. Albans passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston. Born June 12, 1939, in Romney, Donnie was a son of the late Dorie "Sam" and Mildred Corbin Hannas. He was also preceded in death by his brother and was the last surviving member of his family. He was a retired supervisor with E.I. DuPont with 25 years of service. For the past 11 years he enjoyed working at Maranatha Fellowship where he was a member. He was dearly loved and was an awesome husband, father and grandfather. Donnie is survived by his wife,

Hope Withrow Hannas; children, Craig Hannas of Romney, Krista (Pat) Dillon of Cross Lanes, Cathy Voiles and fiancée Michael Dempsey of Cross Lanes, Leigh Ann Hannas and fiancée Eric Richardson of Hurricane. He will be missed by his loving grandchildren, Dylan, Courtney, Dalton, Austin and Brooklynn; and family and friends in the Romney area. Funeral services were held Monday, June 25, at Maranatha Fellowship Church, St. Albans with Pastor James R. Wright, Jr. officiating. Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 26 at Ebenezer Cemetery, Romney. You may share memories or condolences with the family at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

DOROTHY BERNICE HARSHBARGER Dorothy Bernice Harshbarger, 93, passed away on June 22, 2012 after a short illness. She was a lifelong resident of St. Albans, living in the house in which her father, Dr. Ward Harshbarger Sr. delivered her on May 14, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Ward and Clara Rodgers Harshbarger. A 1937 graduate of St. Albans High School, she received a B.S. degree in biology from Westhampton College, University of Richmond, Richmond, Va., in 1941. In 1943, she received a certificate in medical technology from Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, and then attended the University of North Carolina and University of Virginia in 1941 and 1943. In 1967, she completed her teaching degree from Morris Harvey College in Charleston. She was a member of Beta Beta Beta National Honorary Biological Fraternity. For seventeen years she taught biology, physiology, and conservation at Charleston High School. She has been an active member of The First Presbyterian Church of St. Albans, St. Albans, for the last 80 years. During these years, she taught various Sunday school and bible classes. She also served as a Presbyterian Women's Circle chairperson and historian. She was also member of the church history committee. In 2003, she received the Honorary Life Membership of Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Church USA. She was active in organizations and community activities, including Alpha Delta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma, Charter member of St. Albans AAUW as second vice president, past regent of Anne Bailey Chapter, DAR, St. Albans Music Appreciation Club, Delphian Club, 1940 Department of St. Albans Woman's Club, St. Albans Historical Society, Daughters of American Colonists, United Daughters of the Confederacy, past president of Raven's Park Garden Club, and

The Putnam Standard Hansford Bridge Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Ward and Clara Rodgers Harshbarger; sister, Elizabeth H. Hurt; brothers, Dr. Ward Harshbarger Jr., and Dr. Rodgers W. Harshbarger Sr.; nieces, Susan B. Harshbarger, and Elizabeth H. Broadus; and great-nephew, Samuel B. Harshbarger. "Aunt Dot" is survived by nieces, Nancy H. (Robert) Joneth of Raleigh, N.C., Mary Bruce H. (William) Kessler of St. Albans, Sarah H. (Randall) Noble of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Elizabeth H. Wetherington of Roanoke, Va., and Lynn H. Williams of Birmingham, Ala.; nephews, Dr. Rodgers W. "Mike" Harshbarger Jr. of St. Albans, Dr. Samuel (Lori) Hurt of Wirtz, Va., and Ward Harshbarger III of Dunbar. Also surviving are 15 great-nieces and great-nephews; and 13 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, June 25, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church, St. Albans, with the Rev. Paul Romine officiating. Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Mount Sidney, Va., with Pastor Christopher Carr officiating. Online condolences may be made at The family suggests that donations are made to the First Presbyterian Church of St. Albans, 201 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, WV 25177. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of the arrangements.

GLADYS MABEL KEEFER Gladys Mabel Keefer, 91, of Leon died June 22, 2012. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 24, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

MAXEL DEARL "SAM" KINSER Mr. Maxel Dearl "Sam" Kinser, 74, of Liberty, went home to be with the Lord June 21, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital. He is a member of I.B.E.W. Local # 317 and Center Point Church. Sam is the former Pastor of Center Point Church and Liberty Community Church. He is also an Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mrs. Cathy Kinser; sons, Jerry Kinser of Los Angeles, Calif. and Jason Kinser of Liberty; sisters, Martha Legg of Texas and Charlotte Ramsey of Dunbar; and two grandchildren Seth and Maddie. A tribute to the life of Sam was held Sunday, June 24, at Center Point Church with Pastors Leroy Meadows and Alvie Witt officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Kinser family.

DONNA SUE MITCHELL Donna Sue Mitchell, 70, of Poca went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 22, 2012, at CAMC General Hospital in Charleston after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Woodrow and Willie (Baisden) Dingess; and brothers, Herbert W. Dingess Jr. and Gene Dingess. Donna, a former employee of the W.Va. unemployment office, was retired from CAMC. Survivors include her husband, James Q. Mitchell; son, James R. Mitchell and wife, Michelle, of Point Pleasant; daughter, Rebecca Hawley and husband, Jimmy, of Hurricane; brothers, David Dingess of St. Louis, Mo., and Jack Dingess of Tennessee; grandchildren, Thomas Mitchell, Tyler Mitchell, Tanner Mitchell, and Erica Burns; and step-grandchildren, Ashton and Dylan Hawley. Please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Donna's memory. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Matics Funeral Home in Clendenin. Burial followed in Martha Mullins Cemetery in Clendenin. Condolences may be expressed online at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, was in charge of arrangements.

SHERMAN EDWARD PERSINGER Mr. Sherman Edward Persinger, 78, of Hometown, went home to be with the Lord on June 20, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital. "Earth lost a special man, but Heaven gained an angel." He was retired from Ravenswood Aluminum with 37 years of service; a member of St. John United Methodist Church; a member of Steelworkers Local No. 5668; and an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Rebecca Persinger; and sister, JoAnn Milbee. Sherman is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mrs. Shirley Persinger; daughters, Diana and husband, Marshall McCallister, and Deirdre and husband, Ronald Higginbotham; brothers, Frank and wife, Sue Persinger, and Charles Ray and wife, Sharon Persinger; grandchildren, Natasha Matthews and Ryan Higginbotham; and step-grandchildren, Nathan and Kevin McCallister. He is also survived by Eugene Milbee and other nephews, nieces and family and friends. A tribute to the life of Mr. Sherman Edward Persinger was held Saturday, June 23, at St. John United Methodist Church with Pastor Martin Hallett officiating. Burial followed in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens and Crematorium, Hometown. The family suggests donations are made to St. John United Methodist Church, 4013 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV 25560.


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Church, in memory of Betty Lou Prince, 1400 Bills Creek Road, Winfield, WV 25213. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.

BETTY LOU PRINCE Betty Lou Prince, 74, of Scott Depot, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston. She was a member of Judson Baptist Church, Bills Creek Road, Winfield, and also a member of the American Baptist Women's Ministries. Betty was born April 17, 1938, in Sabine, to the late William Lee Sr. and Elizabeth Francis Roebuck Phillips. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence "Larry" Prince; and brothers, Walter Lee Phillips Jr. and Jim Phillips. Surviving are her daughter, Tammie Rue Elliott of Suffolk, Va.; son, Charles Todd Prince of St. Albans; sisters, Margie Walls of Lakewood, Ohio, Della Crook of Belleville, Mich., and Ellen Baugh of Dearborn, Mich.; and brothers, Joe Phillips and his wife, Val, of Melbourne, Ark., and George Phillips and his wife, Fran, of Lincoln Park, Mich. Also surviving are her loving grandchildren, Grayson Prince, Paul Elliott and Sara Elliott Burchel; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 23, at Judson Baptist Church, Winfield, with Pastor Scotty Robertson and the Rev. Fred McCallister officiating. Burial followed in Judson Baptist Church Cemetery, Winfield. The family suggests donations are made to Judson Baptist

RICHARD R. ROBERTS Richard R. Roberts, 76, of Nitro, passed away peacefully due to complications of a long-term kidney disease on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital. Richard was born June 29, 1935, and was the son of the late Bertha Carnes. Richard was a Christian and served the Lord faithfully for many years. Richard was a one-of-a-kind individual who greatly loved his family, especially Pat, his wife of almost 52 years. He played the guitar and loved watching detective shows, like Columbo and NCIS. He was a generous and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He had a great sense of humor. He is survived by his wife, Mary "Pat" Roberts of Nitro; son, Richard Mark Roberts (Sherdena) of Gray, Tenn.; and daughters, Debra Webster (David) of St. Albans and Patty Blake (Michael) of Nitro. He is also survived by several grandchildren, Ashley and Benjamin Roberts of Nitro, Mouin and Alison Roberts of Gray, Tenn., Ian and Mary Webster of St. Albans and Natalie and Richard Campbell of Nitro; sister, Janet Wright (David) of Goldsboro, N.C.; and brother, Jimmy Carnes of St. Albans. He also leaves behind his special little dog he named Bill. The family would like to thank Dr. David Mullett and the nurses at

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Thomas Memorial ICU/CCU who provided compassionate and comforting care during his final days. The family would also like to thank Greater Charleston Dialysis and Dr. Julian L. Espiritu, who provided care to Richard for the past sixand-a-half years. We would especially like to thank the friends of Bill W., who were true friends to the end. Funeral services were held at Wednesday, June 27, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Elder Joe Miller officiating. Burial followed in Forrest Memorial Park, Milton.

GARY WAYNE SCOTT Gary Wayne Scott, 64, of Spring Branch, Leon, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Huntington, following a long battle with cancer. He was a 1966 graduate of Buffalo High School and worked as a production supervisor at K.E. Enterprises in Nitro, retiring with 39 years of service. Gary was a veteran of the United States Army, having served his country in Vietnam in the 173rd Airborne Division as a paratrooper. Born November 4, 1947, he was the son of the late Cecil Coleman and Margaret Scott Coleman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Gene Scott. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Carolyn Sue Singleton Scott; daughters, Renee Richardson of Huntington and Christina (Michael) Robinson of Liberty; son, Gary Scott II of Spring Branch, Leon; brothers, Jackie (Betty) Scott of Eleanor and Don (Mary Lou) Scott of Spring Branch, Leon; grandchildren, Marie Trimboli, Kendra Robinson, Hayley Robin-

July 9, 2012 – Page 8 son and Zack Robinson; aunt, Murley Herdman of Elkhart, Ind.; as well as several cousins, a niece, several nephews and a host of family and friends. Funeral services were held Friday, June 22, at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel with Pastor Woody Willard officiating. Entombment followed in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House, with military graveside honors by American Legion James E. Marshall Post 187, Winfield. Online condolences may be sent to the Scott family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements.

BILLY R. STIDHAM Mr. Billy R. Stidham, 79, of Eleanor, went home to be with the Lord after a long, courageous battle on June 24, 2012. He was a former 24-year employee of Viscose and retired from Thomas Memorial Hospital, at age 69, after 18 years of service. He was a member of Hometown Independent Mission and an Army veteran. Billy loved to cut wood and work with his flowers and in his garden. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mrs. Dotsy L. Stidham; children, Peggy Porter and husband, Greg, of Eleanor, Shawn Stidham and wife, Sandy, of Red House and Billie Jean Tolley and husband, Joe, of Eleanor; brothers and sisters, James Stidham of South Carolina, John Stidham of Virginia, Alice Huffman of Poca, Kay Simmons of Virginia and Shirley Ann McNeely of Scott Depot; five grandchildren, Daniel and Seth Stidham, Nathan and Nick Martin

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and Nicole Dolin and husband, Brent; and great-granddaughter, Ashlyn. The family would like to thank everyone for the prayers during this difficult time. A tribute to the life of Billy was held Wednesday, June 27, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with pastors Joe Scarberry and Darren Persinger officiating. Entombment followed in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens and Crematorium, Hometown. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Stidham family.

ROY LEE WARNER Roy Lee Warner, 93, of Eleanor went home on June 22, 2012, to be with his Lord, his beloved wife, and his sons. He passed away at his home of 49 years surrounded by his loving family. Born November 29, 1918, in Mud Lick, W.Va., he was the son of the late James Clarence Warner and Grace Allen Warner. Roy was a farmer for most of his life. He was also employed by Gravely Tractors of Dunbar and worked in construction until his retirement. After retirement he enjoyed gardening and helping his neighbors. Roy was a faithful member of Red House UBI Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Lola Casto Warner; sons, Dale Dwight Warner and Denver Lee Warner; and two sisters, Beulah Pennington and Audra Workman. Survivors include daughter, Brenda Warner (Terry) McDavid of Eleanor; sons, Wayne (Portia) Warner of Huntington, and Gary (Lisa) Warner of Red House; sister, Mary Margaret Lathey; grandsons, Ron, Jeff, Michael and Jason Warner; step-grandchildren, Wendy Nicholas, Matthew McDavid, Glen Conway and Mary Holbrook; along with 13 greatgrandchildren; and a very special niece, Janet Harmon. The family wishes to thank HospiceCare nurse, Lori Carter, and caretakers, Neola Crihfield, Delores Rutledge and Alice Stutler, for their loving care and devotion. A celebration of Roy's Christian life was held Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Red House UBI Church with Pastor Greg Blake officiating. Burial followed Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty. The family suggests and greatly appreciates memorial contributions to be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV 25387-2536 or the Red House UBI Church in memory of Roy. Online condolences may be sent to the Warner family and the online guestbook signed by visiting Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements.


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Dining with Diabetes class to be offered beginning July 17 SUBMITTED ARTICLE WINFIELD -- The WVU Putnam County Extension Office will be offering Dining with Diabetes class beginning Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Teays Valley. Dining with Diabetes is a

once-a-week class that runs for four weeks. Participants will then be invited back to a three-month follow-up class. This class is open to those with diabetes or pre-diabetesand their family members. The classes are free, but space

is limited and pre-registration is required. Participants must attend all class sessions. Participantswill learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, easy, and tasty. Recipes will be demonstrated and participants will have the

opportunity to taste each one. Participants will also learn upto-date information on nutrition, meal planning, and exercise and how to understand common diabetes-related medical tests from a Certified Diabetes Educator. Recipes and handouts will be given to each participant.

Dining with Diabetes is offered statewide and is sponsored by the West Virginia University Extension Service. Registration for this program can be made by calling the West Virginia University Putnam County Extension Office at 304586-0217 by Monday July 9, 2012.

Wine making workshop to be offered July 14 at Putnam Farmers Market On July 14 at 10:30 a.m. the Putnam Farmers Market will be hosting a wine making workshop. The workshop will be taught be a member from Milton, Bob Maslowski. They will also have

supplies for sale if anyone is interested in trying wine making at home. The workshop is free to attend. Reservations would be apThe basics of preciated. winemaking will be covered. The

use of equipment, and winemaking supplies will be demonstrated and recipes for local fruit and berry wines will be provided. Maslowski operates the Wine Cellar, the only wine and beer-

making supply shop in the local tri-state region. The Putnam Farmers Market is located in Hurricane at the Hurricane City Park. They are open on Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00

p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Vendors sell a variety of items including seasonal produce. For more information visit http://putnamfarmersmarket.we

Jefferson Whitney sponsors FAN night at Power Park Aug. 25 HURRICANE – JeffersonWhitney, a Hurricane based financial planning, insurance and investment firm, is presenting FAN Night at the Appalachian Power Park in Charleston on Aug. 25. F.A.N., similar to Major League’s DAN (Disabilities

Awareness Night), is about bringing awareness to the public of the special needs community as well as introducing families with special needs to a variety of professionals and services available to them. The night will focus on em-

phasizing the achievements that can be accomplished in the face of adversity as well as celebrating those that care and advocate for the special needs community. Multiple organizations and services will be represented at

the game, featuring individuals with special needs throwing out the first pitch, singing the National Anthem and participating in the ballpark antics like the Hot Dog Race. Adequate and accessible parking is available at Plaza East

(across from the ball park), and Appalachian Power Park is fully ADA compliant. For game night information and a complete listing of the organizations participating visit or call (304) 397-6517.

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