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I with Reverend Dr. Anna Pinckney Straight officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. People are encouraged to bring and share stories and memories to share. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting www. BERTIE L. ADKINS I Bertie Lou Adkins, 60, of Hinton went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 13, 2017 at the home of her son in Mt. Sidney, VA. following a long illness. Born October 2, 1956 at Hinton she was a daughter of the late Gladys Mae Adkins Upton. Bertie was a CNA and caregiver as long as her health permitted. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed shopping, fishing and spending time with her family and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Adkins; siblings; James Adkins, Ricky Adkins, David Gill, Shirley Charles and Jerry Fox and daughter in law, Dana Bragg. Those left to cherish her memory include her children Michael Adkins of VA, Jessie Bragg and fianc6 Jenny Yancey of Hinton, Paul Bragg of Hinton, Charles Adkins of VA, Brandi Adkins of Huntington, Crystal Adkins of Vero Beach, FL and Susan May of Forest Hill; seventeen grandchildren; five great grandchildren and siblings, Diana Cyrus, Dreama Adkins, Violet Trail, Judy Withrow, Brenda Moats, Bobby Jean Cash, Sonya Upton, Sara Crawford, Delsie Brown, Penny Boone, Timmy Adkins, Dougie Adkins and Roy Adkins. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017 at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Burial followed in the Smith-Cyrus Cemetery at Tug Creek. Friends called from 11:00 a.m. until time of services Friday, March 17, at the funeral parlors. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Arrangements were by Ronaki Meadows Funera Parlors, Hintq~ JAMES L. MILLER James L. Miller, 73 of Hinton died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Summers CountyA.R.H. Hospital in Hinton following a short illness. Born March 25, 1943 in Hinton, he was the son of the late Lynn and Polly Miller. Mr. Miller was a graduate of Hinton High School and was a retired clerk for CSX Transportation Corporation in Hinton with 33 years of service. He was also a former employee of the Hinton YMCA, the Hinton Skating Rink, G.C. Murphy Company in Hinton, WMTD Radio in Hinton and WJLS Radio in Beckley. He was President of the Summers County Hospital Auxiliary, a member of the Summers County Ruritan Club and also a member of the Summers County Democratic Executive Committee. Jim also provided music at various functions throughout the area for clubs and organizations. He was a member of Sand Knob United Methodist Church at Nimitz. S ROBERT B. SMITH, JR. Robert Bruce Smith, Jr:, 35, of 107 Cross Street, Hinton died at 12:30 a.m. Monday March 13, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Beckley following a long illness. Born October 19, 1981 in Hinton, he was the son of Robert Bruce and Francine Gore Smith of Hinton. Bruce was a 2000 graduate of Summers County High School and was a disabled veteran of the United States Army. He was of the Baptist faith and was a loving son, father and brother. He had lived most of his life in Hinton. Besides his parents, survivors include a scn, Isiah Joseph Cox of Hinton; onebrother, Michael Smith of Florida; two sisters, Shawna McCallister and husband Jason of Alderson and Kristin Bays and husband Samuel of Charleston, WV; nieces, Jourdan and Skyler McCallister; nephews, Joel, McCallister, Jacob Gore and Remington Bostic; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Benny Allen officiating. Burial followed in the Gore Family Cemetery at Talcott. Friends called from 12:00 p.m. until l:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18 at the funeral home. Family members served as pallbearers. Online condolences at www. Tues. March 21, 2017 Hinton News - 3 Your State, Your District be sufficient or not I do not know at There was no data presented this point, on how much damage farmers I do know the House of Delegates had experienced from coyotes. The is making every effort to live within proponents of that bill talked a lot our means as we work on the budget about sheep and deer destruction The pressure is on. The effort to for the coming year. and had little or no information on develop and approve a budget is The governor has stated that damage to cattle producers. ongoing. It seems that the governor we should have already completed There is already a fund for sheep has, in his budget proposal, plans our work on the budget; however, producers and it was my thought to spend $450 million more than no one can ever remember a budget that this bili was written to help the state will collect from various being finalized in the middle of a sheep producers using monies from taxes in the coming fiscal year. legislative session, the cattle industry. The governor has plans to close In fact, the history of budgets It was disclosecL in the hearing that gap by several revenue (taxes) indicates that for the past twenty that the sheep fund, also voluntary, measures. The House of Delegates, years or so the budget was seldom had only about 33% participation acCording to Speaker Armstead ready on the 60th day of the from sheepproducers. and Finance Chair Nelson, wantsession. It is noteworthy that Senator nothing go do with such a plan. The governor's frustration with Mann declared Common Core dead They are taking the position this process is normal I'm sure but in the Senate today. Finally, I think that our folks are tired of seeing will do little to speed things up. we have been able to keep the issue government grow each year while The governor entered a bill toof Education Savings AccoUnts on their own incomes shrinking. There stop collecting state income tax hold for now. has to be some middle ground from r~tired service members. The Many of you have contacted us somewhere and I am confident we Veterans Committee passed thatexpressing concern and that seems will find it. bill and referred it to the House to had an effect on the fate of that The House finance Comd~ittee Finance Committee. issue. has held 26 hearings with state That bill should attract many I continue to need your follow agencies in order to hear each of military retirees to our state, input as I sit in your seat and I them justify what they spend and We also referred a bill out of the encourage you to call the following what, if anything, they could do Agriculture Committee that would numbers to let me know how you without, allow cattle farmers to voluntarily feel on issues before us. I have it on pretty good authority pay fifty cents per head on mature House phone: (304)3403119 that they have found areas where cattle that would then pay forand cell phone (304)6461209. My significant cuts and savings can be helping to eradicate coyotes from email continues to be: Roy.cooper@ made. Whether those amounts will their property, He was preceded in death by his Arrangementswere by Pivont first wife, Margaret Miller, one Funeral Home, Hinton, WV. By Dan Heyman Republicans point to other CBOwere more likely to have voted for brother, Charles Miller and a special CHARLESTON, W.Va. projections that the replacement Donald Trump, but they also would cousin and best friend, Tommy HEALTH DEPARTMENT Congressional Budget Office figures plan would reduce the budget deficit, be more likely to be hurt by the Miller. SCHEDULE show the main GOP replacement for Park says most ofthe savings comes: repeal proposal. Rural Ame~ans : ~" Sm-vivors :include his wife, Betty Immunizations are given every: ~, ObamaCare would have a negative ~ from sh~fting Medicaict costs onto the are more iikely to be uninsured, they Lane Miller; one sister, Sue Ellen Monday and Wednesday at the' impact on rural areas, and especially states. He says the very wealthy and have less access to job based Grover and husband Steve of Summers County Health on older residents. The House's some big health care corporations coverage, they're more likely to be$ Allentown, PA; sister-in-law, Yerda Department. Please call if anyAmerican Health Care Act would let wouldsee huge tax cuts. Before the low income, so they're Miller of Toledo, OH; aunts and questions 304-466-3388. insurance companies charge up to 40 Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, disproportionately reliant on uncles, Keith and Elsie Bias, percent more for folks in their 50s many rural hospitals in states such Medicaid for their health coverage," Charles and Marti Bias, Shirley and CALL ACWP Dallas Wicker, Jackie Bias and If you see a dogin a neglectful or and 60s. And Edwin Park, vice as West Virginia were just barely he points out. Janice Bias; special cousin-in-law, abusive situation please ACWP. If president for health policy with the hanging on. Park says they often Republicans note that under the Sallie Miller and special friends, you see a stray dog on the road, Center on Budget and Policy were surviving on very thin ACA, insurers have pulled out of Chuck and Sherri Gwinn. Numerous especially one that you've never seen Priorities, says at the same time cuts margins, or actually losing money, some less profitable, rural markets. nieces, nephews also survive, before, please caI1ACWP. If you have to Medicaid, and especially the bill's "But in contrast in those states They argue this is one reason they Funeral services were held at 2:00 a litter of puppies and would like reduced subsidies, would land hard that took up the Affordable Care want to replace Obamacare. Despite p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017 at them to be placed in homes that are on rural states such as West Act's Medicaid expansion, rural opposition from hospitals, nurses, Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in pre-approved as responsible pet Virginia. "Let's say a 60 year old hospitals saw big improvements in the American Medical Association Hinton with Pastors Don Hannah, owners than please call ACWP. The making $30,000 a year, they would their operating margins, some are and AARP, Republican leaders in Penny Blevins and Melissa White number is easy to remember 855- see the value of that help fall by as actually expanding" he points out. Congress hope to pass theirACArep much as three quarters in West"But that would all be at risk and replacement quickly. officiating. Burial followed in WV4-PETS. Virginia," he points out. more. "Park says rural residents Greenbrier Burial Park in Hinton. Friends called from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 17 at the funeral home. ARTICLES How To NEWS Providing Total Healthcare For Over 46 Years 1322 Maplewood Avenue,. Ronceverte, WV24970 A DOCTOR FOR EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY PRACTICE DEPARTMENT! Conni Anderson, D.O., Jessica Irvine, D.O., Matthew A. Davis, D.O., Jamie L. Dilly, D.O., and Joseph Lutz, PAC' MONDAY- FRIDAY 8:00 AM -4:00 PM WalR-Ins Are Welcome Offering Evening Hours Now Accepting New Patients! For appointments call .8 REV. S. M. MCMURRAY Reverend Stewart Moore McMurray, 86, died suddenly on March 6, 2017 at his home in Lewisburg, WV. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Harriet Jane Blaney McMurray, his parents, Clarence McCain McMurray and Priscilla Leslie McMurray (nee Moore), and five brothers and two sisters. Agraduate of Greenbrier Military School, Davidson College, NC and Union Theological Seminary, VA, Stewart was ordained and lovingly served Presbyterian Church U.S.A. congregations and communities in Quanah TX, and Glenville, Hinton, Lowell, Pence Springs, Gap Mills, Glace, Forest Memorial, Sweet SpringS, Alderson and McElhenney. Stewart's extensive leadership involvements supported local and regional planning work to establish public library services and Summers County Hospital, foster regional economic development, manage a multi-county food pantry, creatively initiate community events, lead youth development initiatives. Stewart's life work embodied his deep commitment to universal human rights. With his wife Harriet, Stewart travelled the globe and served international ecumenical organizing and development organizing in the US, and in Geneva Switzerland, Seoul South Korea, and Northern Ireland. A beloved and devoted father, grandfather and' uncle, Stewart is survived by his five adult children--William Kevin McMurray (m. Tamela Duckworth McMurray) of Newark, DE; Andrew Kent McMurray of New London, CT (Kathy Donlon); Harriet Leslie McMurray of St. Paul, MN; David McCain McMurray of Nashville, TN; and Jonathan Stewart McMurray (m. Yelda Erenler McMurray) of Bethesda, MD--six grandchildren--Angela Jade McMurray, Jay Christopher McMurray, Jewel Lee McMurray, Jonathan Eugene McMurray, Lara Erenler McMurray, and Finian Arda McMurray--and nephews and nieces. A memorial worship service to celebrate the life of Stewart McMurray will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 11 AM in the Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 200 Church Street, Lewisburg, Pallbearers were: Phillip Maddy, Gordie Hardy, Chuck Gwinn, Jack whittaker, Claude Hogle, Darrell Lilly and Jack Lester. Online condolences at www. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV. V.F.W MEETING V.F.W CaseyJones Post 4500 meetings 3rd Monday 7:00 p.m. monthly at Veterans Museum 419 Ballengee St. Hinton. Veterans Needed. Call 304-250-4152 or 304-573- 3550 for more information. DONATIONS OF BOOKS Ascension Episcopal Church is in need of books for their Free Books For Kids program. We would appreciate any donation of books for children of all ages, from pre-school to high school. No text books please. We have served Summers County with this program since August of 1993, and have given over 20,000 books to children of all ages. All donations would be greatly appreciated. Call Joanne Duvall at 304-466- 3358 for info LAMP LAMP also offers free group and one-to-one tutoring by trained instructors and tutors to prepare adult learners to pass the West Virginia High School Equivalency test. Group evening classes are available from 4:00 - 8:00 pm in math on Tuesdays and Thursdays and reading and writing on Wednesdays. For more information, call Shalom at 304-466-4490 or visit us on the 3rd floor of the Library. We look forward to helping you reach your goals for a ]aetter life! General Information and Writing Tips The newspaper welcomes news submissions concerning club activities, sports, birthday announcements and anniversaries, engagements and weddings, academic honors, church activities and all community activities. Everything submitted is subject to editing and all news articles run without charge and run on a "space available" basis. Either type or legibly print your article, using upper and lowercase letters (NOT all caps). 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