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I i i [ Too o, 2. 2o.2 ,o .o 3 "1'51 ,-Ir'l Romanello and f er sister Madeline ' Carl Wilford Adkins, 78 of Hinton died Sunday, August 12, 2012 infhose left to cherish her memory I " ~.: ~Stlmmers County A.R.H. in Hinton include her husband of 5~] years I following a long illness. Russell A. Gill; her children, | Born October 16, 1934in Hinton, Lawrence Wayne Gill and Wife he was the son ofthe late James and Betty Joanne of Glade Hill, VA 8y Delegate Virginia Mahan Bertha Mac Bowden Adkins. Pamela Rutherford and Husband ' ~" Carl was a former employee of the Roy of Marie, Rebecca Cochran and preceded in death by two brothers, City of Hinton, Bluestone State Park ~|~: and the Coast to Coast Motel in Hinton. He was a U.S. Army veteran "~, and was a lifelong resident of ~I~Iinton. i, ~ .He was preceded in death by two sons; Marvin and Charles Adkins. :Two grandchildren; Stephen Brian ~, ! Adkins and Melissa Dawn Dunn. ~ :T~vo brothers; Harold "Buster" Adkins and Virgil Adkins. :. ,-Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Kesner Adkins. Two sons, Douglas Adkins & wife Donna and Bruce Adkins of Hinton. Five daughters, Gall Meadows & husband Mike of Hilldale, Ruby Gill ~ pf Hinton, Dora Dunn of Beckley, Rebecca Ward of Hinton and i Michelle Adkins & Roger Greene of :-Lexington, KY. One sister, Jane Spade of Hinton. Seventeen grandchildren, twenty-five great, ,grandchildren also survive. ~. ,Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2012 at laivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor David Thompson officiating. Burial followed in the Adkins Cemetery in Hinton. Friends called from 12:00 p.m. until time of services on Thursday, August 16 at the funeral home. Online condolences & guest :~; ):egister at www.pivontfuneralhome. Corn ~: 'Arrangements were by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV. "~' LILLIAN MAY ALDERSON Lillian May Alderson, 99 of 313 ~VI411er Ave. Hinton, died at 12:20 .~Tm. Friday August 17, 2012 at her ~me following a long illness. :Ci3orn May 8, 1913 at Royal, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Emmette and Faye Long Mann. Ms. Alderson was a graduate of Hinton High School and received a B.S. from Marshall University. She was a retired school teacher for Summers County school system. She was also a member of the Hinton First United Methodist Church a~d ~.~~ C ~y~ ~ ,i~d '~,'achers Ass0ciation: i She was preceded in death by her husband, Granville S. Alderson, Jr. in 1994. One sister, Jessie Mann Melton and a brother-in-law, Hiter Melton. Survivors include a son, Jim Alderson and wife Kitty of Barboursville, WV and a daughter, Martha Jane Alderson of St. Louis, MO. Grandchildren; Tracy & wife Stephanie Alderson and Tommy & wife Leslie Alderson, both of Greensboro, NC. Three great grandsons; Nicholas, Nathan and Jason Alderson all of Greensboro, NO. Funeral services will be held at I i~O0 p.m. Thursday, August 23, 2012 ~ Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in ~n~ton with Rev. Rick Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson, WV. [Fvilmds may call from 12:00 p.m. ~l time of services on Thursday ~a~.t-he funeral home. ~r-~-~M. en of Hinton First United ~hodist Church will serve as ~IRbearers. ~,~nline condolences & guest ,~ster at www.pivontfuneralhome ~krrangements by Pivont Funeral ~e, Hinton. NANCY LEE GILL Nancy Lee Gill,'74ofMarie went ~aome to be with the Lord, Friday, ~ugust 17, 2012 at Summers County ~kppalachian Regional Hospital ~ollowing a long illness. t: Born July 10, 1938 in Fayette ~ounty she was a daughter of the ate Clarence and Mattie Rakes aylor. Nancy was a member of the ~'riendship Baptist Church and a mmemaker who lived most of her ire in Monroe County. She enjoyed luilting, camping, and spending ~ime with her family and friends. Preceded in death by two infant ~o~s; one daughter, Kathy Little; a ~reat great grandson, Brian Husband Kevin of Princeton, and Melissa Allen and Husband Jamie of Marie; eight grandchildren, Chris, Brooke, Michele, Jeremy, Joshua, Shea, Haven, and Rodney; three great grandchildren, Kathrine, B.A. and Jacob and one brother, Edward Taylor of Marie. Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, August 19,2012 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Joe Spencer officiating. Burial followed in the Elk Knob Cemetery. Friends called at the funeral parlors from 6-8 P.M. on Saturday, August 18. Arrangements were by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp .corn ARNICE MARIE MERRILL Arnice Marie Merrill, 92 of Judson, died Thursday August 16, 2012 at the Brier Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Fairlea following a long illness. Born February 10, 1920 at Odd, Raleigh County, she was the daughter of the late Flory and Ida Cole Hawley. Ms. Merrill was a former ~,postmaster at Judson for the U.S. ~aost~:'Service -and operated a general storb at Judson for many years. She was a graduate of Talcott High School and was a member of Rollynsburg Baptist Church at Talcott. She had lived all of her life in Summers County. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Merrill in 2001. Also preceded by two 2 sons, Edwin Merrill and John Hawley. One brother, Kesley Hawley and two sisters, Olive Johnson and Clara Boone. Survivors include a son, Lawrence Merrill, Jr. and wife Martha of Judson. Three daughters, Melanie Grimmett and husband Doug of Judson, Dee Reed and husband Bobby of Kernersville, NC and Marilyn Merrill of Greensboro, NC. Five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a tlaughter-in- law, Fond Hawley of Fairmont, WV also survive. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastors Dana Stalnaker and Andy Howdock officiating. Burial followed in Elk Knob Baptist Church Cemetery, Elk Knob. Friends called from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday evening, August 18 at the funeral home. Pallbearers were; Bobby Thompson, Scott Reed, Chris Reed, Adam Merrill, Shawn Merrill and Robbie Reed. Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome. com Arrangements were by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton. THOMAS LEE SEXTON INDIAN MILLS, WV - Thomas Lee Sexton, better known as "Bob" or "Hobo" to many, age 76, of Indian Mills, WV passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born June 1, 1936 at Oakvale, WV he was the son of the late Howard and Harold Sexton. Survivors include His loving wife of 45 years Brenda Raines Sexton, one son, Jerry Lee Sexton of Beckley, WV, four daughters, Joyce Flores and husband Randy of Centerville, OH, Barbara Perkins and husband David of Pearisburg, VA, Debby Pittman and husband Mike of Marie, WV and Bobble "Sissy" Boone and husband Mike of Greenville, WV, four brothers, Joe Sexton and wife Nellie of Speedway, Arnold "Junior" Sexton and wife Jewell of Berkley Springs, WV, Bill Sexton and wife Susan of Quinton, VA and Jack Sexton and wife Joy of Hopewell, VA, eleven grandchildren, Josiah, Tanisha, Greyson and Kahea Flores, Derek Perkins, Thomas Brandon sexton and wife Jessica, Michael and Brooklyn Pittman, Robbie Coulter and Mikey and Ethan Boone, his stepfather, Melvin Moore of Hopewell, VA, his special K9 companion, Lucky, several nieces and nephews. Fune.ral Services were held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV with Pastor Robert "Big Foot" Pauley officiating. Burial followed fn the Indian Mills Cemetery. Friends called from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, August 17, 2012 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV. Ronnie and Joe Yancey, Wayne and Barry Sexton, Jessie Meadows and Randy Keatley served as Pallbearers. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations of sympathy be made to: HospiceCare, 223 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901. Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Sexton family at www.broyles- Arrangements by Broyles - Shrewsbury Funerml Home, Peterstown, WV. JOHN ROBERT SPENCER John Robert Spencer, Sr 82, formerly of Hinton, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his home in Lakeland, FL, on August 9, 2012. He was under the care of Comfort Keepers and Good Shepherd Hospice. The cause of death was cancer. Born in East Rainelle, West Virginia, on December 11, 1929, he was the son of Harold Lester Spencer, Sr and his wife, Rheda Virginia Bleau. Both of his parents died when he was a small boy, after which he went to live in Meadow Creek, WV, with his grandparents, Frederick Andrew and Lula Florence Duncan Bleau. He was a 1947 graduate of Sandstone High School where he participated in all sports and was co- captain of the Sandstone Hornets six man football team with his good friend, Tom Gillian. After graduation, he worked as an insulator until he was called into service in 1951 during the Korean War. He trained with the 101 Airborne in Camp Breckinridge, KY, after which he was sent to Korea in October 1952, where he joined Company C, 23rd Infantry Regiment of the Second (Indianhead) Infantry Division. In January of 1953, he was sent to the Second Division Non- Commissioned Officers Academy in Korea for combat leadership training and graduated second in a class of forty-three. By the end of the war, he was stationed as a platoon sergeant at Outpost Harry, where he was wounded in one of the last combat actions shortly before the July 27, 1953, truce took effect. Included among his earned medals and decorations are the Combat Infantryman's Badge; the Korean War Service Medal with three battle stars, signifying participation in three major battle campaigns in 1952 and 1953; and presidential unit ' citations from both the President of the United States and the President Continued on page S -- The West Virginia Broadband < h t t p : / / competing grant applications, but Deployment Council has started>. As they noted that state law requires accepting applications for $4 million of Wednesday afternoon, no reopening the selection process. in funding designed to spread high- applications had been submitted. By early September, a team of speed Internet to rural areas. Earlier this year, council Kimball consultants will rate Applicants have until Sept. 14 to members said they expected to have projects and pass suggestions along submit proposals. The council plans $3.3 million to distribute, but the to a broadband council to distribute grants to groups that council learned Wednesday that it subcommittee, which will make provide broadband coverage to rural has $4.2 million in its budget, recommendations to the full board. communities, or those groups that The Legislature allocated $5 The council plans to take a final sponsor initiatives to encourage million to the council, which has vote at a November or December people to sign up for high-speed paid consultants $800,000 over the meeting. Internet. past four years. The council doesn't West Virginia's 12 regional The state Legislature established have an office or staff members, planning and development councils the broadband council and allocated The broadband council expects to will assist businesses and nonprofits the grant money four years ago. pay an additional $200,000 to a with broadband grant applications. "We're very excited to finally have Ebensburg, Pa.-based consulting The state will reimburse the the opportunity to make sure every firm, L.R. Kimball, which is development councils for their work person and business in West reviewing grant applications.-- at $90 an hour, if the state Virginia will have access to Kimball's consultants previously broadband council funds the project. broadband," said council Chairman created an online map that shows "We hope we'll get applications Dan O'Hanlon. broadband coverage in West from all over West Virginia to fillin TWo dozen nonprofit groups and Virginia. any gaps that might exist in our telecommunication companies After the Sept. 14 deadline, the broadband map," O'Hanlon said. already have registered and council plans to post applicant If you would like to follow the downloaded applications, names and project descriptions on daily action of the Legislature, visit "We seem to have a good number the Secretary of State's website, the 80th Legislature on the web at of groups that appear to us want to A short time later, the Broadband build out fiber, and groups that want Deployment Council will accept As always, I welcome and to increase the use of broadband in "competing applications" -- filed by appreciate your input on this or any areas that already have fiber," groups that want to do similar other legislative issue. Please call O'Hanlon said. projects in the same rural area -- me at (304) 340-3102 or write to On Monday, the council started for the next 60 days. Delegate Virginia Mahan, Room accepting applications online at Council members acknowledged 206E, Building 1 State Capitol Wednesday it's unusual to accept Complex, Charleston, WV 25305. HEALTH DEPARTMENT HEALTH SCREENING Summers ,OUnty SERVICES Women's Health Screenings hip Immunization clinics are held available. Attention: Women ages ARH Friends each Monday and Wednesday at the 25-64. If you are uninsured or Summers County Health underinsured you may be eligible for Tree Department. Hours of operation are pap smear and mammogram (age from 8 a.m. to 12 and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. restrictions for mammograms do The Friendship Tree in the lobby During the month of August we will apply) through the WV Breast and of the Summers County ARH be open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday's Cervical Screening Program. These Hospital was beautifully decorated in order to provide vaccinations for tests could save your life. in patriotic colors of red, white, and school entry. Call the Summers County Health blue for the month of July. Names The Health Department has a Department for more information were placed on tree in memory of: program that provides free orand appointment. Danny Burdette, Cleatus Gwinn, reduced rates for pap smears and llene Edwards, Robert Patrick, mammograms for women age 25-64 Theresa Patrick, Ovid Graham,that are either uninsured or TOPS TOPS WV 207, Hinton is a MattieGraham, PansySeldomridge, underinsured. Call304-466-3388 for support group for those who are C, H. Seldomridge, Blub appointment or additional Westrh0i-elan, d.;:,Nia~J~:son, infor~ation~ ,~i~l !~"~ : striving to lose weight. You are welcom4 ~o meet w~h ~us~t filer Oh, would that my mindCould baseriient: 1:0 : Miller Avenue: 0n let fall its dead idea~, as the Thursday 5 to 7 p.m. tree does its withered leaves!For more information call 304- --Andre Gide 890-2112. SHERRI R. FREEMAN Attorney at Law Free initial consultations available in appointment Tel our CONVENIENCE Gunnoe Law Office Local lawyers with over 30 years oJ combined experience servi~g the residents of Summers and surrounding counties. ~ Russell Pierce, Jim WengField, ,~ ~Mamie W, engfield, Bob -Wengfield, Bill Helton, Kat Helton, William Helton, Willie C. Hawkins, Linnie B. Hawkins, Irwin Maddy, Norma June Allen, Henry Noel, Dickie Noel, Bill Thomas, Penny Ramsey, Estel Richmond, Bertha Richmond, Flora Cyrus, Cecil Patrick, Steve Jones, Evelyn Morris, Eula Kibler, James Nichelson, Azeala Nichelson, Stanfred Thompson, and Christina Thompson. Birthday: Mary Lou Reid. Anyone wishing to add names to Friendship Tree in memory, honor, birthday, or anniversary, please stop in at Summers County ARH Auxiliary Gift Shop. 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. FLEA MARKET Cultural District Flea Market will be held on Commercial Street and 5th. Avenue, below the Freight Depot. through Oct. 29. Open from 8 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Free Vendor Space. Vendor setup-7 a.m. For more info visit: i ~!iiii!!i!:~ ~:!iiiii~i~iii: at Bobcat Den/Pop's on the By-Pass 1 Free Day With 2 Paid Days (With This Ad) New Lower Rates Thanks to me, "Mary Ann." His rates were to high. Now $22,25 smallcars per day. $45 - $55 Suv's, $50 - Pick up Local miles / Long distance rates available City Sidetrack Park. Hinton, West Virginia 2 Local resident Jonathan Hartwell plays and builds one-, two-, three- and four-string cigar-box guitars. This exciting workshop will help you build your own cigar box guitar, give you instruction in how to play the instrument and then, best of all, you will take your cigar box guitar home with you. Space is limited; to reserve your spot, call Julia Gator at (304) 309-4101