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Obituaries Evelyn Jane Stricker .of Old Saybrook, CT and Paulett Faye Adkins of Hinton; a granddaughter she raised, Colett Xan Easter of Wytheville, VA; seven grandchildren, Pamela Atwood and husband Bill of Westbrook, CT, Michael Stricker and wife Kelly of Ledyard, CT, Darin Stricker and wife Patty of East Haddam, CT, Dannett Rivers and husband Andy of New Britain, CT, Melissa McKee and husband Randy of Cape Coral, FL, Betsy Earhart of Pulaski, VA and Stephen Earhart and wife April of Pulaski, VA; fourteen great grandchildren, two step-great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; a son-in-law, Stephen Earhart of Pulaski, VA and a sister-in-law, Jewell Easter Dunn of Mt. City, TN and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 27, 2012 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Burial followed in the Clayton Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends called from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, August 26 at the funeral parlors. Billy Ray Mann, David "Chunk" Akers, James "Pete" Akers, James Easter, Dwight Easter and Darin Stricker served as pallbearers. Arrangements were by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. corn LEVA MAE GILL Leva Mae Gill of Jarrettsville, MD, formerly of Hinton, went to be with her Lord on SundayAugust 19, 2012. She was 86 years old. Leva was born October 22, 1925 on Elk Knob Mountain in Hinton, Summers County, WV, a daughter of the late Oner Roscoe and Eliza Gill Graham. She was a homemaker and was a member of Trinity Temple in Essex, Maryland for over 50 years. Leva was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and sister and will be missed by her family dearly. She married Everette Clyde Gill on 10 October 1945. He preceded MARILYN J. CALDWELL Marilyn J. Caldwell, 77 of Hinton, died Friday August 24, 2012 at the Phillips Care Home in Lerona after a long illness. Born April 20, 1935 in Hinton, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late John O. and Gladys Swepston Caldwell. She was a graduate of Hinton High School in the class of 1953. She completed a business course at the Charleston School of Commerce and was an Accredited Record Technician and member of the American Medical Record Association. She was employed in the Medical Records Department at Hinton Hospital and Summers County Hospital for 45 years. She served as organist at Pivont Funeral Service for several years after her retirement. She was in fellowship at Riverview Chapel in Hinton for many years where she served as pianist, organist and Sunday School teacher. More recently, she met with the Christians at Providence Bible Church. Marilyn is survived by two sisters, Carolyn Jones and her husband Frank of Ballengee and Fleda Farney and her husband Marvin of Abbyville, KS. Nephews, Geoff Jones and wife Renae of Hinton, Brent Jones and wife Hope of Hinton, Eric Jones and wife Rebecca of Woodstock, GA, Doug Farney and wife Deidrea of St. Charles, MO, Greg Farney of her in death in 2005. Also preceded Sterling, KS and niece, Pamela Joy by three brothers, Junior, William ond h,,h, R,o, re T .... ;= Jack and George Nelson Graham. .................  ? lters;rmaYoders anl ]sst " - - tlragg' nephews also survive .......  , : . .... Funeral services will be held on " n'e is surwvea oy ner son, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 11:00 Everette D. Gill of Hinton and Vera Y. Fisher ofJarrettsville, M_D. Three brothers, Paul Graham of Elk Knob, Bobby Graham of Woodrumtown and Russell R. "Skip" Graham of Tempa, WV. Two sisters, Ruby Jo Graham of Hinten and Eva Sehlager of Cleveland, OH. Four grandchildren, Leslie Danna, Andrew Fisher, Michael Dale Gill and Anne Marie Clark. Nine great grandchildren; Ella, Steven, Matthew and Brandon Clark, McKenna and Daleah, Caitlin and Jonathan Donna and Holly Fisher. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Paster Jeff Canterbury officiating. Burial followed in the Upland Cemetery near Hinton. Friends called from 10:00 a.m. until time of services on Thursday, August 23 at the funeral home. Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome. COIl] Arrangements were by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV. EDITH MARIE LILLY Edith Marie Lilly, 78 of 101 13th St. Huntington, WV formerly of Hinton, died Thursday August 23, 2012 at the Heritage Center in a.m. at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton. Burial will follow in Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday eveningAugust 28th at the funeral home. The family requests that donations of sympathy be made to Hospice Compassus, 100 Hilltop Lane, Princeton, WV 24740 or to Phillips Care Home, PO Box 99, Lerona, WV 25971 for the employees who cared for Marilyn. Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome. corn Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV. Huntington following a long illness. Born November 23, 1933 in Portsmouth, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John and Kate Howerton Fields. Ms. Lilly was a homemaker and was a member of Bellepoint Baptist Church while living in Hinton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nick Lilly in 2004. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Kaye White of Greensburg, KY. One brother, Melvin Thomas of Marvin, OH and a sister-in-law, Brenda Hodge of Charleston. Two grandchildren, Justin White of Greensburg, KY and Joshua White and wife Brooke of Campbellsville, KY. One step great grandchild, Brody Martin. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor David Board officiating. Burial will follow in Lilly- Crews Cemetery at Nimitz. Friends caled from 1:00 p.m. until time of services on Sunday, August 26 at the funeral home. Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome. corn Arrangements were by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV. I ! I ! I | )EBORAH JO WINGENROTH Deborah Jo Wingenroth, 61 of Mountville, Pennsylvania formerly of Beckley died at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday August 22, 2012 at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster following a sudden illness. Born Oct pber 13, !950 at Mbscot t, Wetrginia s]e,ws,t, dahghter of Anna Lee Williams of Hinton and the late Walter Wallace Johnson and the late Frank Williams. Deborah was a front desk agent for Sleep Inn & Suites in Mountville.. Survivors include her mother, Ann Lee Williams of Hinton. Three sons, Bobby Crone of Mountville, PA, Greg Crone & wife Penny of Mechanicsville, VA and Jody Lee Crone & wife Sharon of Gloucester, VA. Two daughters, Lisa Price & husband Jim of Nokesville, VA and Rebecca Crone ofBumpass, VA. Two sisters, Cathy Johnson of Hinton and Shirley Cook & husband Larry of Beckley. Eleven grandchildren; Kimberly, Rebecca & Samantha Price, Heather & Jessica Baker, Lucas & Travis Weaver, Kelsey & Aidan Crone and Alyssa & Jacob Crone. One great granddaughter, Rileigh Price. Former husband Bill Wingenroth. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Sonny Angell officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park in Beckhy. Friends called from 1:00 p.m. until time of services on Saturday, August 25 at the funeral home. Pallbearers were; Jacob Crone, Lucas Weaver, Travis Weaver, Jody Crone, William Wingenroth and Continued on Page 8 ETHEL DELPHIA SHEPPARD EASTER Ethel Delphia Sheppard Easter, 97, died at 1:20 a.m. Friday, August 24, 2012 at her home following a stroke. She was born December 6, 1914 at the family home on James St. in Hinton to the late Lonnie Columbus and Martha Harem Sheppard. Mrs. Easter was the oldest member of the Clayton Baptist Church and also held the longest membership of anyone at the time of her death. A graduate of Talcott High School class of 1936 she provided child care for many years for several children in the Hinton area and she treated each child as if they were her own. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wesley Easter in 1946; a daughter, Beatrice Earhart; three infant siblings, Bertie and Bertha Sheppard who were twins and Dana Sheppard; a sister, Dorothy Swepston and husband ROy; a brother, Lonzo Sheppard and wife Radia Lou; son-in-law, Ernest B. Adkins and former son-in-law, Michael W. Stricker. Survivors include her daughters, Regina Gwinn Eclde LUTCR Agent 2 ll Pleasant Street Hinton, WV 25951 Bus: 304-466-3290 Fax: 304-466-3298 0907507.1 ' W your new home comes new responsibilities - like protecting your new investment with the dght amount of homeowners insurance, That's where I can help. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there? CALL ME TODAY. 800StateFarm TM State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, State Farm General Insurance Company, Bloomington, IL iiiiiiiii!iiiiliiii; , ...... %iiiii!iliiiii !;i' .':i:':: . L 'i:!iii::i:!:i:!ii:" .:i :: ":::i:i!i:i:: ".::i ! ..... ii;i;:.-:-:.i ii:' ..:i::;:;;ii:: West Virginia must reform its mental-hygiene procedures so fewer people with severe mental illnesses spend time in jail and more receive necessary treatment, two national experts on involuntary commitment laws told state legislators last week. "Strong civil commitment procedures can protect patients, protect the public, cut down on incarceration and save money," said DJ Jaffe, executive director of the New York-based Mental Illness Policy Organization. "It does this by sending the most seriously ill back to the mental-health system and away from criminal justice." In West Virginia, mentally ill people are twice as likely to be sent to jail than to a mental hospital, according to a recent study. Jaffe spoke during a joint House- Senate judiciary committee meeting at the Capitol. The committee started a study of West Virginia's involuntary commitment system last spring, after state Supreme Court Chief Justice Menis Ketchum told lawmakers that the state could save $3 million a year if it changed its mental hygiene procedures. Ketchum noted that West Virginia was paying private lawyers $1.2 million a year to work as "mental hygiene commissioners." Tues. Aug. 28, 2012 Hinton News - 3 LEGISLATIVE U PDATE Bp Delegate V00rginia Mahan The courts also were spending money to hire special prosecutors to handle involuntary commitment cases. In West Virginia, more than 7,000 involuntary commitment cases were filed last year, but people were committed to mental institutions in only about half of those cases. "The cases are either dismissed or withdrawn," said Linda Artimez, director of mental hygiene and treatment for the West Virginia Supreme Court. Jaffe said the state must change the standards required to commit someone to a mental-health facility. "In West Virginia, you cannot treat someone who is mentally ill and refuses treatment until after they become a danger to self or others," he said. "That is ludicrous. Laws should prevent violence, not require it." Also Wednesday, Brian Stettin, policy director for the Treatment Advocacy Center, suggested that West Virginia adopt a more progressive "need for treatment" standard that would commit patients, if they were unable to "seek care voluntarily." Eighteen states have adopted the broader standard for involuntary hospitalization. "We're talking about folks who are in no position to help themselves," Stettin said. The House-Senate committee plans to study the issue through the end of the year, and propose changes to West Virginia's mental hygiene procedures during next year's regular legislative session. In other news, West Virginia will have access to $2.6 million in unspent federal highway funds for transportation improvements and job creation. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Friday that more than $470 million will be made immediately available nationwide for projects such as repairing crumbling roads and bridges. States must identify how the funds will be used by Oct. 1. The money initially was allocated to the Transportation Department for special projects known as earmarks from 2003 to 2006. The Republican-controlled House has since banned earmarks, which are provisions tucked into spending bills for lawmakers' pet projects. However, LaHood says money awarded by previous Congresses should be spent to improve the nation's highways, transit systems and ports. If you would like to follow the daily action of the Legislature, visit Continued on page 4 Is Now Offering Screenings with the new state-of-the'art GE Lunar Prodigy Dexa Scan. to see if you should talkto your doctor about getting a bone densitometry exam. 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