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. mm mm MARY ADKINS HALL How lucky I am to have something that makes it so hard to say goodbye. A. A: Milne Mary Adkins Hall, 72, of Huntington went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, February 26, 2019. In our sadness, we celebrate her reunion with her parents, Tally and Rosa Adkins formerly of Ramp Road in Sandstone; her brother, Jerry and her twin brother, Harry. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 48 years, Gary; her children, Christine, Adam and Wesley; brother, Buster and Eve of Mineral Wells; sister, Retha Beard and Bill of Huntington; sister, Hazel Martin and Tom of Beaver; sister- in-law, Loretta of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mary will forever be in our hearts, and is greatly missed for her kindness and loving ways by all who were blessed to know her. Her' faithfulness and loyalty to her Lord, family, friends and her precious animals is now greatly rewarded. LINDA A. HANK Linda A (Weaver) Hank of Reading, passed away peacefully on February 25 after a long and courageous battle with ALS. Linda was born in Newport, R1 September 17, 1964 to Charles H. and Jean (Young) Weaver. She was a graduate of West Springfield Sr. High School and Wesffield State College and worked for over 30 years for the Social Security Administration. Linda was a devoted member of the Church of the Good Shepard in Reading, where she taught Sunday CHARLES W. MARTIN Charles Wiison "Buddy" Martin, 87, of Pipestem went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 25, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House following a long illness. Born January 29, 1932 at Hinton he was the son of the late John and Margaret Lamb Martin. Buddy was retired from E.F. Hauserman in Cleveland, OH. He was a member of Cooks Chapel Baptist Church. Buddy was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed feeding the birds. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Alice Thornton and a brother, James Martin. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 65 years, Martha Ratciiffe Martin of Pipestem; daughter, Rhonda (Robert "Cotty') Farley of Pipestem; son, Randy Martin (Diane) of NC; four grandchildren, Mark (Joni) Farley of NC, Angela (Jody) Richmond of Hurricane, Shawn Martin of NC and Tara (J.J.) Lone of NC; six great grandchildren and two sisters, Bonnie Romanello and Donna (Tom) Yancey both of Hinton. Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the LillyCrews Cemetery with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Friends were asked to gather at the cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends served as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers the family wishes for donations to be made to Bowers Hospice House, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802-1472. Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. corn DONALD R. MILAM School and served as a Sr. Warden. Donald Ray Milam, 88, of Chyton ~ While ,her ohildren ~at~tended. ~. folloWi~g~a:battlewi~h.cancer,weht Reading schotflS,:she volunteered to be with the Lord, Monday, organizing Veterans Day services, February 25, 2019 at the VAMedical and with the Understanding Center inBeckley. Disabilities program. She was a Born March 9, 1930 at Saxon, WV caring, true and loyal friend, always he was the son of the late Benjamin offering kindness, wisdom, love and and Della Wills Milam. support. Donald was a lineman in the US She married her soul mate andArmy serving during the Korean best friend William "Mark' Hank in Conflict. He was a former May of 1993. In their 25 years of timberman for Asplundh Tree marriage they enjoyed raising their Company in PA, as well as working children and spending summers at forAllenwood Steel Company and J. the lake in Maine and in WestHowardPew Estates. Donaldwas a Virginia. Mark and Linda renewed former volunteer fireman at Talcott their vows in June 2018, surrounded VFD. He was a farmer and loved by their beloved children, fishing. Donald was the last The family would like to extend surviving member of his immediate our gratitude to the ALS Association family. of Massachusetts, Compassionate He was preceded in death by two CareALS, andtheMGHALS Clinic brothers, Densil Milam and an for the support and guidance. We are infant brother and three sisters, forever grateful for her amazing care Edith Bailey, Erma Agnes Brown givers, Kelli Parece, Courtney and MaryPettrey. Watts, and Linda Babine; your Those left to cherish his memory support, friendship and loving care include his wife of 64 years, Mary ensured Linda's comfort and dignity Ann Cox Milam at home; two sons, through her battle. Donald Eugene Milam and wife In addition to her husband Mark, Julie of Clayton and Dwayne Lee her beautiful life will be cherished Milam of Clayton; two by her children Sara L Hank and grandchildren, Donald Christopher Zachary W. Hank and her beloved Milam and Kimberly Milam; three granddaughter Paisleigh J. Wilson great grandchildren, Drake Milam, all of Reading, MA; parents Charles Nick Milam and Raymond Milam; H. and Jean (Young) Weaver ofspecial niece, Elaine Pettrey; special Largo, FI; in-laws William and nephew, Jim Davis; Margaret (Campbell) Hank of several other nieces and Hinton West Virginia; brothernep~hews; specialveterans, doctors, Andrew C. Weaver and his wifenurses of the fourth floor and John Angela of Wesffield, MA; sister and Delores Yost. Elizabeth J Weaver and her fiancee Graveside services and burial Glenn Hastings of Royalston, MA, were held at 2:00 p.m Saturday, sister in law Melanie M. Weaver of March 2, 2019 at the Clayton Hopedale, MA; nephews and nieces Baptist Church Cemetery with Benjamin Weaver, Ryan Weaver,Pastor Bobby Reed officiating. Emily Weaver, Joshua Weaver and Friends were asked to meet at the Jacob Weaver. Linda was cemetery from 1:30 Saturday until predeceased by her brother Michael time of services. Y. Weaver in June of 2014. Family and friends served as A celebration of Linda's life was pallbearers. held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Arrangements are by the Ronald 11:00 am at the Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton. Church of the Good Shepard inCondolences may be sent to the Reading MAwith Rev. Brian Raiche family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. officiating. In lieu of com flowers, donations can be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd, 95 Woburn St. Reading, MA 01867. For line guest book visit john bdouglassf Veterans Museum Hours The Museum will be open each Saturday from 12 noon to 4:00pm. Historical Displays range from Early frontier days, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea Viet Nam, and to the Present Mideast. Tour guides are present. Admission is free. SUMMERS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SEEKS LITERACY/ MATH VOLUNTEER TUTORS The Summers County Adult Education Program has received many tutoring inquiries from young people in our community. Adult education programs are prohibited from serving those in public schools and/or home schooled. The Summers County Public Library is asking for members of the community to volunteer to assist these young people that are falling through the cracks. Please call the library for more information, 304-466-4490. HELEN V. NEWSOME Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2019 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Dana Stalnaker officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery at Hilidale. Friends called from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Online condolences at www Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV. Helen V. Newsome, affectionately known as Ginger, 83, of Shady Spring went home to be with the Lord Sunday, February 24, 2019 peacefully at home. Born June 24, 1935 in South ANNA L.TYREE Charleston, WV she was a daughter Anna "Lorene" Tyree, 85, of of the late Helen V. Leishman. Nimitz, passed away on Wednesday, Ginger Was a homemaker and February 27, 2019, surrounded by member of Bluestone Baptist family, at Summers Nursing and Church where she served as a Rehab at Hilidale. teacher of the Wednesday night Jr. Born March 25, 1933, at Sand Bible Class, worked with the Knob, WV, she was the daughter of children at Vacation Bible School, the late Charles Wilson Lilly and helped manage'the kitchen and Dessie Hamm Lilly, and provided a floral donation for several stepdaughter of Orah Harem Lilly. years. Ginger was amemberofBeta Lorene was a member of First Signa Phi which serves communities Christian Church in Hinton. After through charitablew0rks. She was graduation, she worked as a a parent volunteer at Jumping telephone operator until starting a Branch Elementary, a member of the family. She was a homemaker who Jumping Branch - Nimitz CEO's, enjoyed sewing, working in her owner and operator of Sitting Pretty church and was a faithful servant Upholstery. Ginger was a faithful who was always lending a hand to and devoted wife, mother, help others. grandmother to her family as well In addition to her parents and as her church family, stepmother, Lorene was preceded in Besides her mother she was death by her husband, Garland preceded in death by her Tyreein 2005, sisters, Faye Hamm, grandmother, Lillian Brigode. Jackie Brumit, and Mildred Messer, Those left to cherish her memory brothers, Charles Lilly, Pastor include her husband of 65 years, Phillip Lilly, Donald Harem, Pastor Richard T. Newsome of Shady Darrell Harem andVan Hamm. Spring; three children, Richard D. Those left to cherish her memory Newsome and wife Mary of Jumping are her daughters, Terri Meador and Branch, Robert T. Newsome andhusband Gary, and Jane Keaton, wife Brenda of Shady Spring and grandchildren, Chad Meador and Regina Newsome of Beckley; three wife Megan, Todd Meador and wife grandchildren, Ric~a~rd B. Ella, Lindsay Fitzsimmons and Newsome, Olivia D. Rose and husband Thomas.~ a~d Jorda~ husb~'~a Jamie arid Rebecca~L. Keaton and wife Anissa. Great~ Newsome; one great grandson, grandchildren, Trent, Marlee, an~ Easton James Rose; one brother, Liv Meador, Jacob Fitzsimmons, John C. LeishmanofFrederick, MD Jason and Garrett Meador, and and three nephews, Jerry Leishman Jacob Mann. Siblings surviving are and wife Deina, Gary Leishman and Geraldine Meadows, Shelby Jean wife Barbara and Terry Leishman Warden and husband Gerald, Billy and wife Nancy. Lilly, and wife Gwen, Virginia Mills, Funeral services were held 1:30 Myrtle Harvey, Mack Hamm, and p.m Wednesday February 27, 2019 wife Rosie, Frank Hamm and wife at Bluestone Baptist Church with Ruby, Mac Hurt and husband Pastors Bill Fox and Josh Winkler Vernon; sister-in-laws, Gloria Lilly, officiating. Burial followed at the Velma Lilly, Rhodetta Jones Hamm, Lilly-Crews Cemetery at Nimitz. and numerous special nieces and Friends called from 6-8 p.m nephews. Also left to cherish her Tuesday February 26, 2019 at the memory is a long-time friend, Bluestone Baptist Church. Virginia Bragg Ratliff. Family and Friends served as Funeral services were held at 1:00 pallbearers, p.m. Saturday, at First Christian Arrangements are by the Ronald Church in Hinton with grandson, Meadows FuneralParlors of Hinton. Chad Meador, and Pastor Gary Condolences may be sent to the Adkins officiating. Entombment family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp, followed in the Lilly Crews corn Cemetery. Friends called from 11:00 a.m. until time of services on Saturday, at the church. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Online condolences at www Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, West Virginia. VIVAN N. SIMS Vivian Nancy Sims, 87 of Hilidale, passed away Thursda,y February 28, 2019 at Summers CountyA.R.H. after a brief illness. Born December 9, 1931 in Eggleston, VA, she was the daughter of the late Lucy Adkins. Ms. Sims was a retired nurses' aide from Summers County Hospital and was a member of Rollynsburg Baptist Church at Talcott. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Sims; one daughter, Sharon Shanklin; one son, Darrell Morgan and two brothers, Doug Craft and Junior Adkins. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Ward of True and Gale Keatley of Hilidale. Eleven grandchildren, Karen Oaks, Cherie Reed, Sabrina Ward, Jason Morgan, Wesley Ward, Gary Kyle Shanklin, Jr Diana Morgan, Chris Morgan, Jeremy Morgan, Renee Keatley and Brian Keatley. Sixteen great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren also survive. LAVONNA H. WYKLE Lavonna H. "Bonnie" Wykle, 84, of Talcott formerly of Nimitz went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House following a long illness. Born August 9, 1934 in Summers Co. she was the daughter of the late Roscoe Russell and Anel Alvis Harvey Bennett. Bonnie was a member of the Rollynsburg Baptist Church, former receptionist for the Summers Co. Council on Aging. Her greatest joy in life was her grandchildren and caring for her family. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Allen Wykle; two brothers, Finley E. Bennett and Jack Bennett; two brothers-in-law, Benny Dale Houchins and Lionel Hatcher. Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Stella Susan Gutshall and husband Joseph Mark of Oak Hill and Nedra Jo Ward and husband Dave of Buckhannon; six grandchildren, Caleb, Jacob, Isaac, Abbie and husband Seth, Torrie and Tues. March 5, 2019 Hinton News -3 Zachary; one great grandchild, LIFE LINE SCREENING Lainey Jo; six siblings, Marlene Life Line Screening, a leading. Hatcher of Hurricane, Joe Bennett provider of community-based and wife Dot of Nimitz, Glen preventive health screenings will be Bennett and wife Flossie of in our community on Tuesday, April Lewisburg, Mary Houchins of 2, 2019 at First Presbyterian Jumping Branch, Wilma Anderson Church. Ultrasound screenings to andhusband Leonard of Nimtiz and Identify risk factors for Iva Lilly and husband Jack of Cardiovascular disease include; Lewisburg; two sisters-in-law, Patsy Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a Bennett of Lerona and Francis leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Bennett of Bellepoint and many AorticAneurysm (an enlargement or nieces and nephews whom she loved weak area in the main blood vessel dearly. Graveside services and that carries blood from the heart to burial were held 2:00 p.m Thursday the rest of the body), Peripheral February 28, 2019 at the Lilly- Arterial Disease (hardening of the Crews Cemetery with Pastor James arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Blume officiating. Friends were Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial asked to meet at the cemetery from Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) 1:30 p.m Thursday until time of and an Osteoporosis Risk services. Assessment for men and women. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Being proactive about your health Arrangements are by the Ronald by knowing your risks helps you and Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton. your doctor address problems early. Condolences may be sent to the Register online TODAY at family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp www.lifeline screening, corn/ .com communitycircle and receive your "Community Circle" discount and your Preferred Appointment! EARLY CHURCH SERVICES Miller Memorial United FOSTER HOME SHORTAGE Methodist Church is pleased to Curently there is a foster home announce new hours for Early shortage within our state. Children Sunday Services are being removed from their homes Sunday School 8:30 a.m. without enough foster homes toWorship Service 9:30 a.m. and meet the demand. When this occurs Wednesday Bible Study 1:00 p.m. children are placed in shelters, sent Everyone is invited to attend. to residential facilities, or even having to spend days, even weeks BEEKKEEPERS in hotels with Department of Health The Appalachian Beekeeping and Human Resource staff due to Collective (ABC) is a group of lack of foster homes. Necco is a foster beekeepers, scientists, and care agency located in Beckiey, WV. educators committed to training Necco is currently trying to assist West Virginians in beekeeping, with foster home shortage by breeding a mite-resistant strain of recruiting, training, and opening bee that is successful in our region, foster homes in Raleigh, Fayette, and developing improved natural Mercer and Summers Counties. If beekeeping best practices. you are interested in learning more ABC mentors new beekeepers in on the process of becoming a foster the art, science and opportunities of home or know someone who may be sustainable beekeeping. For more please visit Necco at www.necco,org information, visit ABC's website or call 304-250-1200 to learn how We ( Build Families. beekeeping/) or Facebook page (@appalbeecollective). Hinton Area Elementary February Leader of the Month On February 12, 2019, Hinton Area Elementary recognized the Leaders of the Month for January. A student who is chosen as leader of the month consistently exhibits the 7 Habits of Highly Effe ctwePeople . The 7 Habits are as follows: Habit 1: Be Proactive, Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind, Habit 3: Put First Things First, Habit 4: Think Win Win, Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood, Habit 6: Synergize, and Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw. The RE. class of the month was Ms. Leslie's 2nd grade. The music class of the month was Mrs. Fulp's 1 st grade. The guidance class of the month was Mrs. Rose's 3rd grade. Pictured from left to right (back row): Dawson Tickle, Kayley Davis, Ethan Crook, Emma Carroll, Jackson Bennett, D'Yondre Wynes, Brenton Morris-Hicks. (front row): Caledonia Segars, Abby Wingrove, Pyper Sears-Payne, Serenity Forren. Not pictured: Landon McManaway. Pictured from left to right (back row): Brooklyn Smith, Alana Jenkins, Hayden Crook, Natalla Brown, and Gracle Richmond. (front row): Brenlyn Richmond, LIIith Marcum, Mylee Dickenson. Not pictured: Brady Cook, Savannah McCoy. Mon. & Wed.: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tue. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Thurs : S sp