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m ..m Tues. March 20, 2012 Hinton News - 3 FLORINE V. DINUZZO - Florine V. DiNuzzo, 76, of Chicago IL, formerly of Jumping Branch died March 9, 2012. at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago foJlowing a long illness. Born May 18, 1935 at Jumping Branch she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Alice Adkins Vest. Florine was a LPN who loved serving people through her job. Preceded in death by her husband, Londo DiNuzzo; two sisters, Pauline Shelton and Maxine Tickle; seven brothers, Okey, Darlo, Orville, Daniel, Robert, Roscoe and Hazel Darmon Vest and five infant brothers and sisters. Survived by her companion of 35 years Karl Lennart Waller of Chicago, IL and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services and burial were held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the Vest Family Cemetery at Jumping Branch with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Friends gathered at the cemetery from 12:30 p.m. until sercice time. Arrangements were by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp .corn HOBERT A. RICHMOND Hobert A. Richmond, 88 of Stokesdale, North Carolina formerly of Summers County died Tuesday March 3, 2012 at Countryside Manor in Stokesdale. Born January 22, 1924 at Hix, he was the son of the late William '~i11" and Nora Ward Richmond. Mr. Richmond was a farmer, timberman and a former employee of the West Virginia Dept. of Highways. He retired from . construction in North Carolina, where he lived since 1968. He was a born-again Christian and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by two infant children, Nelson and Garnet Richmond. Also by five brothers and five sisters. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Bernice Clay Richmond. One son, Roger Richmond & wife Frances of Greensboro, NC. Two daughters, Sylvia Meeks of Madison, NC and Lucille Springfield & husband Mike of Thurmond, NC. Two sisters, Gloria Kelly of Sparta, NC and Lucy Thomas of Alderson, WV. Three grandsons, Mike Springfield, Jr. & wife Rachel of Sparta, NC, SSG. James Springfield & wife Karen of Ft. Stewart, GA and Cody Meeks of Madison, NC. Two granddaughters, Shannon Thorpe & husband Todd of Reidsville, NC and Trena Clayton & husband Tom of Greensboro, NC. One great grandson and eight great granddaughters also survive. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Duane King officiating. Burial followed in the" Clay Cemetery at Ramp, WV. Friends called from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday evening, March 16 at the funeral home. Grandsons and family members served as pallbearers. Online condolences & guest regmter at www.pivontfuneralhome. corn Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton. If you don't believe in ghosts, you've never been to a family reunion. --Ashleigh Brilliant SUE. BUGG SCOTT Sue Bugg Scott, age 69 of Knoxville, passed away peacefully at the home of her sonL Wednesday, March 14,2012. Sue had been under University of Tennessee Medical Center Hospice care since February 25, 2012. She had been battling stage IV melanoma as well congestive heart failure since 2008. Sue was born, May 4,1942 at her grandparents' farmhouse in Ansted, West Virginia, and was raised in the small city of ~Iinton, West Virginia. She was the youngest child of Howard F. Bugg, Jr. and Edith Walters Bugg Coffman. Sue excelled in high school, was a majorette and held an elected student government office. After graduation, Sue spent a year studying to become an RN. At the age of 19, she met her future husband, Thomas S. Scott, Jr., a recent college graduate who was at that time serving as a sergeant in the U. S. Army. The couple was married at her parents' house on December 24,1961. Like so many women of her generation, Sue set aside her initial career goal to follow her husband to his vamous posts. She became a mother when the couple's only son was born in 1965. Sue and her husband moved to Knoxville, TN in the mid-1960's after he had been honorably discharged so the he could attend the UTK College of Law. Sue attained a BA degree at UTK and began a career as a speech pathologist with the Knoxville/Knox County School System in 1968. She had a great love for, and a special talent with, young children. In her career, which spanned more than tbur decades, Sue helped countless students deal with issues such as stuttering, other speech impediments, and hearing deficits. She also worked with Specia~. Education students. After her divorce in 1976, Sue went on to earn an MS degree in Special Education from UTK in 1981. She resumed her career, working in several school systems across East Tennessee, most recently obtaining tenure with the Morgan County schools Her health issues forced her to retire at age 67, although she would preferred to keep working. Sue was preceded in death by her fa~h~r~ ,brother, 'Howard F. Bng~, HI and his wife, Jane; niece Shelley Belton (sister Judy's daughter), who was killed by a drunk driver in 1977. She was also preceded in death by her mother's second husband, Mr. William C. Coffman of Hinton. Sue is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas S. Scott, lil, and Rebecca Scott of Knoxville. Her 94 year old mother, Edith Walters Bugg Coffrnan, who currently resides in Daytona Beach, Florida. She is also survived by her sister, Mrs. Judy Bugg Belton of Daytona Beach, Florida and by several nieces, nephews and their respective spouses and children. Sue also survived by the father of her child and former husband, Mr. Thomas S. Scott, Jr. of Knoxville. The Order of Burial Rite I, was held 12:30 PM Monday, March 19 at Highland West Cemetery with The Reverend Andrew Whaley officiating. Online condolences maybe sent to www.rosemortuary. com. The family received friends from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday, March 18 at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. MEET CANDIDATES There will be a "Meet The Candidates Night" at Pipestem Ruritan Club on Broadway Road, Pipestem The date is Friday, April 13 starting at 6:00 p.m. All area citizens are invited to see, listen to, and talk with many of the candidates. Refreshments will be available. There will also be. a pie and cake auction. Funds raised go to help with local and area projects. Contact: Cookie Taylor at 304- . 660-7729 or Charles Farley at 304- 466-6327. RONNIE "TATTO RON" WORTMAN I Ronnie "Tattoo Ron" Wortman, 53, of Hinton died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital following a sudden illness. Born October 8, 1958, at Washington, D.C., he was a son of James Wortman of Mitchell, IN and the late Wilma Blevins Wortman. Ronnie was a very kind hearted giving person with a great sense of humor and of the Christian Faith. Ronnie was a heavy equipment operator for Owen Corp and was a member of Souls on Wheels of Northern VA. He enjoyed music, nascar, fishing, camping, cooking out, four wheeling and his pride and joy was restoring his Ford truck. Besides his father he is survived by his wife, Hattie "Kitty" Wortman at home; four stepchildren, Kathy and Richard Vines and Jovan and Deandre Walker; seven grandchildren; one great granddaughter, Delilah Vines and his seven dogs that he considered as his children. A memorial service was held 2:00 PM Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Ronatd Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel. Friends called at the funeral parlors from noon till time of services on Saturday, March 17. Arrangements were by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp .com. BARN BOOKS & CALENDARS Due to popular demand, Barns of Summers County~bo~k fi~l:th~201~ Barns C~le~tdar, both by Phyllis Campbell ~itley, are still fix~hfl~ble 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. 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. HISTORY CAI~ENDAR 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 T011 Bridge, a Conestoga wagon, the Lady Bobcats, Jordan's Chapel, the first Hinton Hospital, and a circa 1910 photo of downtown Hinton. VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE Voter Registration Deadline for the Tuesday, May 8, Primary Election will be Tuesday, April 17. All address changes, party changes and new voter registration must be made by that date to be eligible to vote in the Election. The County Clerk's Office in the Courthouse will be open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or you may call 304-466- 7104 to receive voter registration application by mail. i ke to a-cknow- ledge with appreciation our famil and/rien-a for their kin-d expressions d sym attty in our great loss. Your love, kindnes-s sypporc during the long illness meant so mucK. Special thanks to vicky 8g. guanita whirtenJor all the help. Su-san q eadows 8g Brenda q eadows "from the Summers County Councilon ging3Gr allrheir tenor care they gave our mother. hank you The Fdmily 4 Frances q orris By Delegate Virginia Mahan In just 60 days, members of the House of Delegates and state Senate passed hundreds of bills ranging from mine safety to evaluating public school teachers. The regular session wrapped up on March 10 and work on the budget concluded on March 16. I will give a rundown of the final budget numbers next week. Most of the bills approved by both houses now sit in Gov. Ear] Ray Tomblin's office awaiting his action. Tomblin can either sign the bills into law, veto the bills or let them become law without his signature. The following are some highlights of bills that passed the Legislature during the 60-day regular session: --House Bill 4086 Establishes tax relief for ethane steam cracker development. This bill was a top priority for Tomblin and both chambers of the Legislature. The state anticipates an announcement sometime soon regarding the location of a multi- billion dollar ethane cracker facility. An ethane cracker is a facility that cracks, or breaks apart, ethylene, a natural byproduct of Marcellus and Utica shale gases. Ethane is used in the production of many produc~s, including plastics. West Virginia has been in competition with Ohio and Pennsylvania to attract such a facility, which could bring hundreds of jobs and billions of dollars in investment to the state. --SB 469 -- Relating generally to other post-employment benefits This bill, which also passed the Legislature quickly, tackles the state's $5 billion long-term liability by 2036, which, according to Tomblin's office, would save county school boards $485 million in future OPEB payments. Tomblin signed the OPEB bill Feb. 21 HB 4351 -- Relating to mine safety The bill was the result of months o~'~work and came after the release of'.fod~~ ~ffldiar Fepoi-~s~ "tEat investigated the causes of a deadly explosion at Upper Big Branch in April 2010. The bill strengthens rock dusting and methane testing standards, establishes an anonymous mine safety tip line, increases fines and penalties, cnminalizes advance notice of mine inspections and requires pre- employment and random drug testing, among other improvements aimed at preventing future mine disasters, injuries and fatalities. Tomblin signed the bill March 12. SB 211--Establishing the offense of texting while driving Put down those phones, drivers. After July, texting while driving will become a primary offense, meaning law enforcement can pull you over for no reason other than texting, even if you are stopped at a sign or" light. Talking on your phone, without the aid of hands-free technology, would become a secondary offense after July, but would become a primary after July 2013. Although legislators agreed distracted driving is dangerous, peissage of this bill did not come without debate. Among prowsions legislators took issue with are the fines associated with distracted driving. The final version of the bill established fines at $50 for first offense, $100 for second offense and $200 for third and subsequent offenses. --HB 4260 Relating to insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders Legislators took on the issue of insurance coverage for children with autism spectrum disorders in the 2011 session, something parents celebrated. According to that bill, insurance companies would extend $30,000 annually to cover autism therapies for children. However, insurance companies found a loophole in the bill and said the $30,000 could cover any medical need a child with autism or related diseases m'ay have, such as an illness or broken bone. As a result of that loophole, lawmakers once again took up the issue of autism insurance with the hope of closing any coverage gaps. The new bill strikes the generic word "treatment" and replaces it with "applied behavior analysis," one of the most effective therapms for autistic children. The bill completed legislative action March 10 and is waiting for Tomblin's action SB 477--Limiting possession of wild and exotic animals An incident in Zanesville, Ohio, where a man who owned dozens of exotic animals, including lions and tigers, turned the animals loose and then committed suicide is the basis for this bill The legislation gives the state's Division of Natural Resources the authority to define "exotic" and issue permits to people who want to own exotic or wild animals. Pet owners would have !80 days ~o comply with the DNR's rules, but people who already own exotic annnals would not have to apply for a permit, The bill has passed the Legislature and is waiting Tomblin's action. --SB 437--Relating to substance abuse prevention and treatment One of Tomblin's bills aims to curb the state's ever-increasing substance abuse problem. SB 437 provides several approaches to control meth production, increase oversight over methadone treatment centers and to establish new regulatory and licensing reqmrements for pain management centers The bill also creates new programs and databases to control the manufacturing of meth, including the Controlled Substance Monitoring Program database review committee, which is tasked with querying the database to make determinations on a case-by-case basis on unusual prescribing. patterns. Further, the bill restricts the amount of pseudoephedrine to 3.6 grams per day, 7.2 grams per , month and 48 grams per year. Beginning Jan. 1, a pharmacy or : retail establishment is required to electronically submit, in real time, : government ID information to the Multi-State Real-Time Tracking: System before selli ng. pseudoephedrine products. On a more personal note, last :: week the Legislature adopted House Concurrent Resolution 126, which ~: celebrates the life and lanmnts the passing ofHulett C. Smith, the 27tb Governor of West Virginia. Smith was a true hero and friend to the people of Summers County and his 4- legacy of vision and steadfast leadership of this state, during trying times, will life on forever. 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 iI 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 Capit01'~ CompleX, Charleston, WV 253051 ..... The family of Willis Wills would like to thank everyone for their prayers, their love and kindness, phone calls, the food, the gifts, the beautiful flowers during the passing of our Dear Dad. A special Thank You to Mark Fox and everyone at Ronald Meadows Funeral Home. Special Thanks to Elder Tommy Pack and to the friends that generously gave their time to prepare and serve food at the Senior Citizens Building at Jumping Branch. Our Dad will be greatly missed, May God Richly Bless Everyone. The Wills Family #10 Researching genealogy online is one of the most effective ways to learn your family history Websites such as Ancestry.corn have elaborate records that can be traced back for centuries Browse onl!ne obituaries and census records Connect with long-lost relatives through social media For FREE access to computers and high speed internet, " contact your local public computer center at: Summers County Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad (304) 466-2389 FutureGenerations Graduate School WV Broadband Opportunities Program 877-358-2484 i