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" PATRICIASUE CALES County Democrat Women, and the Born December 18, 1980 in : Patricia Sue Cales, 56, of Talcott, :went home to be with the Lord, hursday, February 23, 2012 at ,'Charleston Area Medical Center :Memorial Hospital following a long dllness. P Born September 30, 1955, at :ttinton, she was a daughter of the te Robert Brammer and Nancy Brammer of Rixeyville, VA. ,,-,':Patricia was a homemaker who ,gd lived most of her life in Ih/mmers and Monroe County. She as a member of Spruce Run Chapel .: Forest Hill. She enjoyed dening, her grandchildren and nding time with family and rnds. :hose left to cherish her memory [l$1ude her husband of 36 years, ines R. Cales; two daughters, lhMissa Sue McGlothlin and sband Jonathan ofVinton, VA and isa Cales of Talcott; one son, J. R. ]Jay" Cales and wife Kim of Talcott; ur grandchildren, Kathryn and !lancy McGlothlin ofVinton, VA and achel and Lillian Cales of Talcott; ene sister, Connie Furr and husband 0y of Amissiville, VA; eight hirothers, Timmy Brammer and wife isa of Orange, VA, J.W. Brammer aad wife Kiln of Manassas Park, VA, lavid and Richard Brammer of ]tixeyville, VA, Joe, Frankie and bmmy Brammer of Manassas, VA Ind Johnny Brammer of Culpepper, and numerous nephews, nieces d cousins. : Funeral services were held at 1:00 I. Saturday, February 25, 2012 at e Spruce Run Chapel at Forest 1 with Pastor Orville Meadows and Rev. Lee Lafferty officiating. Burial followed in the Cales Cemetery at Clayton. Friends called t the church from 11:00 A.M. until time of services. i Family and friends served as allbearers. 'Arrangements were by the ttonald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Iinton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. c{m YOUR WISHES MADE SIMPLE. : SUE GLASER ]Sue Glaser, 82 of 1519 Fayette St. H|nton died at home on Saturday February 25, 2012, after a short illness. Sue was born on October 19, 1929 ad was the daughter of the late Jdhn E. Fischer, Sr. and Susie A. F(er Fischer. She was preceded in dath by her brother, John E. F'gsher, Jr. of Middletown, PA. Sue is survived by her husband of"IZ2 years, Rev. Robert H. Glaser of Hinton. Sue is also survived by three daughters, Linda Seldomridge of HW_ on, Myra Ward and husband De of Charlotte, NC and Teresa Slomridge of Sterling, VA. Five gandchildren, Jonathan HartwelI and wife Pare of Hinton, Joshua Hartwell and wife Novie of Fort Cmpbell, KY, Kimberly Posten and hsband Kenneth of Charlotte, NC, Badley Ward of Charlotte, NC and Crmen Garcia of Sterling, VA. Six gr" at grandchildren; Zackery, Sylar aqd Zylah Hartwell of Hinton and Kt, yleigh, Kristen and Kenny Posten ofharlotte, NC. Four step-children; Diane Lim and husband David of L1)nbrook, NY, Linda Carrano and htsband Frank of West Palm Beach FM., Robert Glaser, Jr. and wife Stisan of East Northport, N.Y. and DSvid Glaser and wife Cara of Wndham, NH. Nine step- gra, ndchildren and one step-great, g ryndchild. Sister-in-law, Zelda Fischer of Middletown, PA. Two nieces and one nephew also survive. :Sue lived her entire life in Hinton add graduated from Hinton High Scaool in 1947. After graduation, Stle began employment with the C&O Railway where she worked for 2 years. Sue then worked for the Summers County Board of Education until retirement. All of her llfe Sue was an active member of:the First Presbyterian Church in H[hton where she was a Sunday S%aool teacher, sang in the choir and ws moderator of the Presbyterian 'Women. Sue was an active member irY the Friends of the Summers Ceunty I,ibrary, The Service Club, Te Wednecday Club, The Retired Wdachers Association. the Summers Over the Bridge Club of Hinton Sue will be dearly missed by her loving family and a large circle of close friends and fellow Hintonians. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church in Hinton with Rev. Stewart McMurray and Rev. Barbara Romfo officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Burial Park in Hinton. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Pivont Funeral Home in Hinton, and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church. Pallbearers will be; Jonathan and Joshua Hartwell, David Fischer, Robert Glaser, Jr., David Glaser and David Lin. Online condolences and guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome. com Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton. JUDITH ANN GORE Judith Ann Gore, 74 of 508 Temple St. Hinton died Thursday February 23, 2012 at her home following a sudden illness. Born September 30, 1937 in Alderson she was the daughter of the late Julian Ralph and Pearl Swats Ballard. Judy was employed as a clerk at Big 4 Drug Store in Hinton. She was a 1955 graduate of Hinton High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hinton and also a member of the Fidelis Class at the church. She was a member of the Red Hats Club in Hinton.  ie',s :orece'ed'in death by her' husband, Harry Gore on Augmzt 11; 1983: Also-preceded by a daughter, Lisa Gore in 1988. Survivors include a son, Perry Gore of Winston Salem, NC. One brother, David Ballard and wife Shirla of Hinton. Two nieces, Teresa and Tracy Ballard. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Ronald Cobb officiating. Burial followed in Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton. Friends called from 11:00 a.m. until time of services on Saturday, February 25 at the funeral home. Friends served as pallbearers. Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome. com Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton. ILAYMOND ",JACK" HALE Raymond "Jack" Hale, formerly of Talcott, passed away February 20, 2012 at the Veteran's Care Center in Roanoke, Virginia, after a long illness. Mr. Hale was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-four years, Faye Mann Hale. He is survived by his five children, ten grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and one great grandchild. Memorial services were held February 24, 2012 at the Veteran's Care Center. Mr. Hale was a donor to The Human Gift Registry at The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, as was his wife. CRYSTAL LOU HEDRICK Crystal Lou Hedrick, 31 of Nimitz, died at 11:37 a.m. Saturday February 25, 2012 at her home following a long illness. Beckley, she was the daughter of Ricky D. Vandall, Sr. and wife Sherry of Hinton and the late Drema McCoy Vandatl. Crystal was a former employee of McDonald's in Hinton and attended Nimitz Missionary Baptist Church as long as her health permitted. She was a graduate of Summers County High School. Besides her parents, survivors include her husband, Jerry D. Hedrick. One son, Donovan W. Hedrick of Nimitz. Three brothers, Ricky D. Vandall, Jr. & wife Misty of True, James Vandall & wife Stephanie of Elton and Andrew Vandall & wife Melinda of Hinton. Two sisters, Debra Vandall of Hinton and Rebecca Schaffner of Gettysburg, PA. Father and mother- in law, Bill and Estelle Thompson of Nimitz. Maternal grandmother, Ruby Vandall of Meade, WV. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at the Nimitz Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Don Hannah officiating. Burial will follow in Lilly-Crews Cemetery at Nimitz. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the church. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome. corn Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton. RALPH JUNION WARD Ralph Junior Ward, age 77, of Elkton, MD, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Born on March 16, 1934, in Hinton, WV, he was the son of the / late Friend and Rena Jones Ward. Mr. Ward retired from Curtis Paper Mill, Newark, DE, where he was a supervisor. He enjoyed hunting and gardening. In addition to his parents, Mr. Ward was preceded in death by his sons, Ronald "Rocky" Ward and Charles "Charlie" Ward. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Patricia Carte Ward; children, West Virginia wouldrequire random drug testing of all coal mine employees -- not just certified miners -- after the House Judiciary Committee amended and endorsed Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's mine safety legislation (HB4351) last week. Other changes included: Increasing the maximum civil fine for a safety violation from $3,000 to $5,000, and doubling the potential jail time to one year. Another provision would make violating safety standards a felony that carries a prison term of up. to five years. Affected miners or their survivors would be allowed to attend interviews and hearings when a mine accident is investigated. Many of Thursday's changes borrow from a mine safety bill introduced earlier this session by Speaker Rick Thompson, myself and. other House members. The committee otherwise kept Tomblin's AL-ANON Are you troubled by someone's drinking? A1-Anon Family Group can help. To help them, you have to help yourself first. Meeting every Tuesday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at 411 Temple Street. For more information call: 466-2760. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meet at Ascension Episcopal Church, Corner 5th. Ave. and Temple Street, Hinton, Open Meeting, Tuesday, 8 p.m. Open Book Study Thursday 8 p.m. and Open Meeting, Saturday; 8 p.m. Sunday Women's only meeting at 3:00 (open book .study/pen Discussion.. Call Toll Free 1-800-333-5051. Deborah Griggs and husband, Joe of PSD MEETING Vanceboro, NC, Timothy Ward, The Meadow Creek Public Linda Ward, Retha Ward, and ........... l;.. .... Service District meets the second ,, 1/ :.. ........ ,,.da,o each motb2lt the Green,  or,.;-.,: ,.;'u.T.:::::Nih/i: r District VoIiteer Fire  /lber r,d of Hintam..,.v;J: De r'5"i ' "  "" :"" ',.,, , ,,  _ pa n e t at o p.m. lvleetlngs are grancmioren; ano o great- open to the public. grandchildren. Tues. Feb. 28, 2012 Hinton News - 3 LEGISLATIV U PDAT By Delegate Virginia Mahan various provisions aimed at increasing mine safety. Both bills are responses to the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster, the worst U.S. coal mining incident in four decades. Several investigative reports have concluded that the Raleigh County mine's then-owners allowed a build-up of highly explosive methane gas and coal dust. Worn coal-cutting machines ignited the blast, and broken and neglected water sprayers proved ineffective, investigators say. The 2010 disaster killed 29 miners. The governor's provisions would require methane gas detectors on mining machines and embrace a tougher standard for diluting coal dust with crushed rock. The provisions also would increase state oversight of plans meant to ventilate mines, and require more routine training for masks that help miners breathe during emergencies. The legislation would try to bolster an anonymous whistle blower hotline and make it.a state crime to announce when inspectors enter a mine. Such alerts already are illegal under federal law, and investigators believe they were routine at Upper Big Branch. As amended, the bill also would require mining machines to shut down and cut offpower when nearby Funeral services will be 1 PM Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Ray "Buck" Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow in the Friend Ward Cemetery at Hix. Friends may call from 6-8 PM Wednesday at the funeral parlor. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors ofHinton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. conI methane reaches a dangerous level. Another change would require mine superintendents to sign off on the mine's log book entries. The legislation is now on second reading in the full House of Delegates. West Virginia's Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training is scheduled to release its report on Upper Big Branch next week, the final expected findings on the disaster. Earlier reports came from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, the United Mine Workers union and special investigator Davitt McAteer. Each blamed then-owner Massey Energy for creating the conditions that led to the explosion, and also faulted the since-acquired company's attitude toward safety laws and regulators. MSHA and its state counterpart were criticized, as well. If you would like to follow the daily action of the Legislature, visit. the 80th Legislature on the web at As always, I welcome and appreciate your input on this or any other legislative issue. Please call me at (304) 340-3102 or write to Delegate Virginia Mahan, Room 206E, Building 1 State Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305. " " STEPHEN LEE WILLS Stephen Lee Wills, 38, of Ellison, went to be with the L)rd on Monday, February 20, 2012. He had suffered from a life long illness. Born April 13, 1973 at Hinton he the son of Robert Nelson and Patricia Ann Crook Wills. Stephen attended and took his sons when his health permitted Bluestone View Primitive Baptist Church and Mt. Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed working with electronics, farming, animals and spending time with his family and friends. Preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Lennie W. Wills; maternal grandparents, Doris Francis and Miles Stanley Crook and one nephew, Nicholas Calacino. Besides his parents he is survived by two sons, StephenAllen Lee Wills and Gaberial Nelson Wayne Wills, both of Hinton; one brother, Robert Nelson Wills II and wife Deborah of Peterstown; four sisters, Rebecca Richmond and husband Timothy of Freezeland Mtn., Melissa Ballengee and husband Russell of Jumping Branch, Julia Bonds and husband Joe of Louisiana and Alma Wills of Ellison; four nieces, six nephews; Continued on page 10 /00znzet00 v 00btace 209 2nd Avenue Hinton, WV 25951 Ph:(304) 466-8200 Call in Prayer Requests Sunday Service and Children's Church--lO:30 a.m. Wednesday Fellowship Groups-- 6:30 p.m. ;,t,: tii-  ,','.,ff',ti',f4, ' :.: open :lo:ou a.m. 6:00 p.m, '  There 'sNo Place Like The Ministry Plae"' Make known the treatment you want at the end of life. Submit your advance directives to: ' We s t Vi r g, i n i a Directive Registry FAX 304-293-7442 Call with questions:.877-209-8086, or visit