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[ Obituaries ANNA LOU BEAM Anna Lou Beam of Bellevue, NE. formerly of Hinton, died February 29,2012 at age 87, Anna was a 30 year typesetter for Hinton Daily News. She was preceded in death by Parents; Emmett and Gussie " Simpson, Sister; Elizabeth Seldon, Brother; Norman E. Simpson and First Husband; Earnest P.(Pete) Martufi. Anna is survived by current husband, Herbert D Beam, of Bellevue, Son; Jay R- (Joann) Martufi, of Omaha, NE, Grandson; Randolph A (Randy) Martufi, Lincoln, NE, Step - Daughter; Becky L. (Chuck l Hrocb, Wilbur, NE, 8 step-grandchildrep, Sister-in-law; BettySimpson. West Valley City, UT, One nephew.and Four nieces, all - from Greater Salt Lake City, UT ,., area. :-:7:1 No serv]ces were held her body .-was cremated as per her wishes a ::: private ceremony to follow. RONALD CLAYTON CROOK Rona]d Clayton Crook ,73, of Lewisburg, formerly of Hinton went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday February 28, 2012 at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center following a short battle with cancer. Born January 11, 1939 at Jumping Branch, he was the son of the late Phillip Alexander and Ethel Kesler Crook. Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of 29 years Arlene Crawford Crook. Bonnie is survived by his two daughters; Rhonda Grimmett and husband Tracy of Hinton and Connie Zimmerman and husband Mark of Ronceverte; three grandsons, Thomas, Nathan, and Jere|ny Grimmett; two granddaughtdrs, KirsteinArnold of Morgantown ands.. Jessica Zimmerman of Ronceverte; one sister, Shelby Kimble and husband Mason of Warrenton, VA and three nephews also survive. Ronald attended Griffith Creek Baptist Church as long as his health permitted. He received a medical discharge from the U. S. Navy in 1962. Bonnie took great pride in his children and grandchildren, as he devoted much of his retired life to them Driving trucks was his passion. He drove for forty four and a half years, hauling rockdust, gravel, mine posts, and coal. During his driving .career he .worked for Abshire Trucking, Harden Trucking, Cook Trucking, E. L. Hampton Trucking, and lastly he retired from Rex Hampton Trucking. He drove mostly tandems, but also eighteen wheelers. Funeral Services were at 1 P.M. -" on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the " Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors - Chapel with Pastor Audio Sorg officiating. Burial followed in the : Crook-Deeds Family Cemetery at Jumping Branch. Friends called at :'the Funeral Parlors from 6-9 P.M. on Thursday, March 1. Family and friends served as pallbearers Arrangements are by the Banal d , Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. eom T.- FRANCES H. MORRIS Frances H. Morris, 87, of Hinton :went home to be with the Lord, :Friday, March 2, 2012 at her home following a long illness. Born March 14, 1924, at Covington, VA, she was a daughter -Of the late Paul and Bertha Ann :. Stone Iolcomb. Frances was a member of First. : Presbyterian Church of Hinton and was active in the Women's Circle as long as her health permitted. She was a retired registered nurse who worked at Old Hinton Hospital from 1964 until 1970. Frances was an avid bird watcher who enjoyed counter cross-stitching and spending time with friends and family. Preceded in death by her husband, Leonard E. Morris; two sisters, Adele Patton and Mary Ann Heth and one brother, Charles Holcomb. Those left to cherish her memory are her three daughters, Deborah Ward and the late Wayne Ward of Hinton, Rebecca Richmond and husband Samuel of Hinton and Mary Sue Wallin and husband Johnnie of Chesterfield, VA six grandchildren, Edie Ann Bennett and husband Randy of Hiffton, Richie Ward and wife Carl of Spencer, Jason Richmond of Hinton, Justin Richmond and wife Kristin of Hilldale, Seth Wallin of Chesterfield, VA and Maria Martell and husband 'Matt of Chesterfield, VA; five great grandchildren, Hannah Rae Cooper of Hinton, William and Trevor Ward of Spencer, Jace Richmond of Hilldale and Ryder Martell of Chesterfield, VA; one sister, Betty Sue Cutler of Richmond, VA; one brother-in-law, Melvin Patton of Stephens City, VA; one sister-in-law, Gladys Bennett of Covington, VA; caregivers, Juanita and Vicky Whitten, Susie Meadows and Brenda Meadows and numerous nieces and nephews that were dear to her. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Rev. Dr. Barbara Rqmfo and Rev. Donna Coffman officiating. Burial followed in the Hakes Chapel Cemetery near Covington, VA. Friends called at the Funeral Parlors from 6-8 PM on Sunday, March 4. Justin and Jason Richmond, Richie Ward, Seth Wallin, Randy Bennett and Matt Martell served as pallbearers. Johnnie Wallin and Samuel Richmond served as honorary. pallbearers. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Hinton and Hospice of Southern WV Inc. WILLIS ROBERT WILLS Willis Robert Wills, 96 years old, of Jumping Branch, a loving Dad and Grandfather, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 1, 20.12 at the Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital. at Hinton, following a short illness. Born May 1, 1915, at Streeter, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Mary Farley Wills, Willis was a lifelong resident of Summers County and was a member of Bluestone View Primitive Baptist Church. He worked as a farmer and timberman. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Lennie Wills; four sons, Robert, Donnie, Herbert and Dewey Wills; one grandson, Stevie Wills; two granddaughters, Donna Wills and Stephany Elswick and son-in- law, Dennis Hatfield. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by four sons, Robert Nelson Wills and wife Patty, of Ellison Ridge, Joseph Ray Wills and wife Virginia, of Nimitz, Charles E. Wills and wife Penny, of Raleigh and Robert E. Wills and wife Barbara, of Ellison Ridge; three daughters, Retha Bolen and Husband Wayne, of Nimitz, Wihna Hatfield, of Jumping Branch and Willa Basham and husband Darrell, of Nimitz; twenty eight grandchildren; thirty one great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 4, 2011 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Elder Tommy Pack officiating. Burial followed in the Lilly Crews Cemetery, at Nimitz. Friends called at the funeral parlors from 6:00-9:00 PM Saturday, March 3. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp .cam FAMILY COUNCIL MEETING The Family Council Meeting of Summers Nursing & Rehab Center is held the first Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the dining hall of the center. All families & friends of present or past residents invited. The family council is an advocate for resident rights and quality care, the family council provides a vehicle for family members and friends to voice their concerns and improve facility-wide services and conditions. Our goal is to enhance our loved ones nursing home experience by participating in the following: 1. Participate in educational activities, 2. Discuss and offer suggestions about facility policies and procedures affecting residents care, treatment, and quality of life, 3. Plan resident and family activities, 4 Support for each other, 5. For any other purpose. By working together as a group to solve problems, families can make a difference. For more information please contact June Pendry 304-445- 7005: -o , BARN BOOKS & CALENDARS Due to popular demand, Barns of Summers County book and the 2012 Barns Calendar, both by Phyllis Campbell Whitley, are still available at the Library. The book is $42 and the calendar is $10. Due to Phyllis Whitley's generosity, all proceeds of both items go to the Summers County Public Library. Hope you will stop by the Library to see these beautiful publications. HISTORY CALENDAR The 2012 calendar published by the Veteran's Museum is available at the Summers County Library and the Railroad Museum. Some features of the calendar are the Old Toll Bridge, a Conestoga wagon, the Lady Bobcats, Jordan's Chapel, the first Hinton Hospital, and a circa 1910 photo of downtown Hinton. SERVICES The 2nd. Baptist Church of Talcott Church services are held every 1st. and 3rd. Sunday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Gerry Bradford officiating. Sunday School is every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. The community is invited to attend. Contact Ms. Kenni Pierce for information at 304-466-4618. Fine Retirement o Respites Caregiver Breaks &  , Trial Stays 24 Hour Staffing Total Flexibility ,Activities Laundry Delicious Served Dining Transportation {!:/ Housekeeping Optional Medication Program . : :-.. In-V--/_J, _I ..... Retirement Inn 408 Timberidge Dr, Beckley ;.g;:: 1.304.252.5452 or t.800.552.8785 www. theba yberryinn, com Tues. March 6, 2012 Hinton News - 3 LEGISLATIVE UPDAT Bg Delegate Virginia Mahan Following impassioned speeches by several members, including a rare floor speech by Speaker Rick Thompson, the House unanimously passed the Governor's mine safety bill (HB4351) Tuesday (Feb. 28). It was the firs, time in six years as House Speaker that Thompson relinquished the podium to give a floor speech. He discussed his father's death in a coal mining accident in 1952 and choked up as he recalled his mother being widowed at age 17 with one child and another, himself, on the way. Thompson cited a provision in the bill that would allow surviving family members to have a representative on panels investigating mine fatalities. Thompson said that for ninny years, all he knew about his father's death was stories the family told, and a newspaper brief about the accident, headlined. "Thompson killed in mine mishap." "In 1952, these were called. mishaps, ,and buried in the newspaper,' Thompson said. "'Thank God that's changed." Thompson had been the lea:l sponsor of mine safety legislation regarded as tougher than the governor's bill (HB4085). However, at least two key provisions of that bill were incorporated into the governor's bill, including having family representation on investigative panels. Another HEALTH DEPARTMENT SERVICES Immunization clinics are held each Monday and Wednesday at the Summers County Health Department. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 12 and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. During the month of August we will be open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday's in order to provide vaccinations for school entry. The Health Department has a program tat provides free or reduced rates for pap smears and mammograms for women age 25-64 that are either uninsured or underinsured. Call 304-466-3388 for appointment or additional information. Even if you're not online... Your customers ARE 8, they're looking for YOU] Promote your Business with an Affordable Website LET YOUR SITE DO YOUR SELLING! My husband is a small business owner & ! know how hard it is to stretch your advertising dollars. let me help you build your business[ 13041 712-2344 procsion adopted would require ranking mine supervisors to review and sign off on daily mine safety reports at least once every two weeks. The bill has a number of other provisions, among them: --Increasing penalties on safety violators --Ensuring undergrcund mine equipment shuts offwhen explosive gas levels rise Creating a new felony ifa mine worker attempts to forewarn other miners of an impending inspection Thompson singled out another provision that requires the state to review existing enforcement procedures. The sweeping review, due in 2013, is supposed to include proposals for new laws and rules to improve inspections anti accountability. The bill also requires drug testing of mine workers, something most companies already do. Governor Tomblin called the bill "one of the most significant pieces of mine safety legislation in recent memory." Thompson heavily insinuated that there are more mine safety measures on the way as lawmakers attempt to take a more proactive on the issue. Thompson said he asked state mine safety director C.A. Phillips to promise to come to the Legislature if the agency needs anything in the future. "I tell you now, whatever resources you need, however many people you need, or whatever laws you need changed, I'm counting on you to come and tell me what you need," Thompson recalled telling Phillips. "I insist today that this not be the last step in protecting our coal miners; I insist on that today," Thompson said. Senate President Jeff Kessler does not expect the Senate to make changes to the bill. If you would like to follow the daily action of the Legislature, visit the 80th Leglslature 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. 209 2nd Avenue Hinon, WV 25951 Ph:(304) 466-8200 Call in Prayer Requests Sunday Service and Children's Church--10:30 a.m. Wednesday Fellowship Groups-- 6:30 p.m. Open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. "There's No Place Like The Ministry Place" Paid Political Advertising . ELE00 CT00,- Greg Vandall For Assessor Let's Keep /V/o v/n g Forward For A Better Summers County/ Pol. Ae Paid For By Grog Vandall, Minnie Gwinn Vandall, Treasurer HOME OF THOSE DELICIOUS HOT DOGS! $1100[flAl$ AI UAIII0000 CU[[00 DAILY SPEC IALS Monday ............. Quarter Pounder ~---- ......... 82.69 Tuesday .......... Barbeque Sandwich ........... $2.69 Wednesday ........... 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