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STEPHEN R. LUCAS Stephen Ray Lucas, 40, of Talcott passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Division following a long illness. Born December 31, 1976 at Bluefield he was a son of Joey and Emma Jean Lucca Snow of Talcott. He was preceded in death by his step father Russell "Sherry" Bennett. Stephen was a construction worker and a pizza maker who enjoyed fishing, playing guitar, singing and spending time with his family and friends. Those left to cherish his memory include his children Stephen Quirk of Virginia, Isaiah Adkins and Nathan Lucca of Hix, Raven Lucca, Rachel Lucca and Elijah Lucca all of Meadow Bridge; special friend, Cassie Zimmerman of Meadow Bridge; two sisters, Mary Ellen Bennett of Talcott and Staci Snow Angell of Georgia; special nephew, Casey Bennett; special niece Alexus Bennett and several special cousins and friends whom he loved dearly. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucca Cemetery at True. Friends called from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral parlors. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. eom m MARY C. MEADOWS Mary Carol Meadows, 73, of Little Wolf Creek went home to be with the Lord Saturday, October 7, 2017 following a long illness. Born December 29, 1944 at Talcott she was a daughter of the late Charley James and Violet Marie Adkins Buckland. Mary was a member of the Indian Mills Baptist Church. She was a homemaker who loved embroidery, canning, attending church functions and was a friend to all. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Meadows; sisters, Ruby Ellen Gwinn and Joyce Marie Adkins and two infant sisters. Those left to cherish her memory include one daughter, Donna Kay Belcher and husband Rex of Queenstown, MD; two sons, Mark Timothy Meadows and wife Cathy of Prosperity and John David Meadows of Little Wolf Creek; two grandchildren, Frank Steven Trent and Melissa Dawn Kramer; five great grandchildren, Jonathan, Amber, Abigale, Emily and Angels; two sisters, Lula Mac Ward of Hilldale and Core Ann Meadows of Charleston; one brother, Charles Buckland and wife Josephine of Ashland, VA and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Don Hannah officiating. Burial followed in the Huffman Cemetery at Buck. Friends called from ll:00A.M, until time of services on Wednesday, October 11 at the funeral parlors. Pallbearers were Thomas Ray Harrell, Derek Lehew, Frank Steven Trent, David Lee Jones, Justin Persinger and Larry Williams. Arrangements were by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. corn GWENDOLYNM. PATTON Gwendolyn Marie Patton, 83, of Hinton, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at home following a long illness. She was surrounded by all those who loved her. Born March 22, 1934 at Sewell, WV. She was the daughter of the late Virginia K. Wilfong and James Adkins, and "mommy", her grandmother, Daisy M. Wilfong. In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her husband Elmer Patton. Gwendoiyu spent most of her years as a homemaker. She loved being surrounded by her F m m DIY Tues. Oct. 17, 2017 Hinton News - 3 Prep Your Home For Fall (NAPS)--As the days get shorter and the kids go back to school, prepare for children and grandchildren; she Roger is also survived by his step- the cooler weather by getting organized and completing basic maintenance. was affectionately referred to as sisters, Jessica Drake and Linda You'll save money, time and space! "Granny" by many. She was always Pack (Harold) nd his step-brother Keep It Moving ready for a ;..~d trip, enjoyed going Jimmy Bragg. He will be deeply After heavy summer use, clean out to the beach and Tennessee. missed by nieces, Shells Pillath, gunk from sliding glass door tracks. Those left to cherish her memory ichelle Ward, and Kim Ward; Then applyWD-40" Multi-Use Product, available in an easy-to-store 3-oz handy e" are three sons, Eugene Wilfong nephews Mike Ward and John can, to lubricate and prevent sticking and wife Dreama of Meadow Burgess; and several great- nieces and squeaking. Creek, Danny Patton of Hinton, and nephews. The handy can is also great for lubri- Gary Patton and wife Stephanie of Roger's outgoing personality, caring zippers and suitcase wheels, and removing crayon from walls and sticky Ballard; one daughter, Lisa Woods quick sense of humor and genuineresidue from metal andglass. of Hinton; seven grandchildren, caring nature provided him with Wendy Richmond of Sandstone, many loyal friends. His ability to 1~ ~~~::~ ~ Carrie Wilfong of Meadow Creek, instantly connect with others made The U.S. Department of Health "Alongside our partners on the Danny Patton Jr. of Hinton, Jacob one feel welcomed and loved as if(' ~AL~l|C,k~'~mr ~ @~.~,I( ~ ~ and Human Services federal, state and local level,, the Patton and companion Amanda they had knownhim their whole life. I]I ( Administration for Children and Bureau hopes to not only decrease Whitt of Hinton, Jordan Patton of He truly lived out the ]]t ~~xxx~:~ ~ Families has awarded $3 million the number of children entering out Lerona, Matthew Massie and wife commandment to love your neighbor ]]l~|61U~/~(~m~r~~ .~ over a jointof home care, but improve the Lindsay of Hinton and Hunter as you love yourself, which speaks I i~ . five-year period for a project of the West Virginia overallhealth, safety and well-being Woods of Hinton and three great x;olumes about his character. Department of Health and Human of West Virginia families." grandchildren, Harmony and Cadie Roger was a talented builder and Resources (DHHR), Prestera Center, In addition to" guiding the Richmond of Sandstone and Laila craftsman, spending his career in Marshall University and the program's use of the wraparound Patton of Hinton. the residential and commercial Children's Home Society to help model, DHHR's Bureau for Children Friends gathered the funeral construction industries. After 18 Prepare your place now to enjoy an families and children affected by and Families will provide referrals parlors from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 years as a construction easy dide into the ool of the gear. substance use. for program participation and team p.m. Monday, October 16, 2017. superintendent with Venture CIothingExchange Prestera Center in Huntingtonsupport for the families and Graveside services followed at Construction, he happily retired 4 As the temperature cools, wash will administer the federal funding agencies. DHHR's Bureau for Restwood Memorial Gardens with years ago. His most rewarding summer must-haves like beach towels, to support the West Virginia Behavioral Health and Health Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating, projects were those he completed for swimsuits and summer clothing. Then Regional Partnership for Children Facilities will provide technical In lieu of flowers, memorial his and Mattie's home, or the homes donate gently used pieces your family has outgrown; toss stained, ripped or and Families Impacted by assistance and support for the contributions may be made to of his children and friends. He was broken items; and store the rest in air- Substance Abuse. The grant will workforce. Hospice of Southern West Virginia, a magician with wood, taking great tight containers, serve 200 children and their families Children and their families will P.O. Box1472, Beckley, WV25802. pride in his work and the Now you'll have more room in clos- in Lincoln, Cabell and Wayne be served by Prestera (up to age l2), Sons and grandsons served as opportunity to share his skills for the ets and drawers for fall must-haves like counties with increased family Marshall University (up to age 5) pallbearers, people he loved, umbrellas, coats and sweaters. Cut The Cost therapy and intensive care and the Children's Home Society Arrangements are by the He was a member of Moose Lodge Most people only think to run their coordination. The funding will allow (ages 5 to 12). Individualized Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors #1727. He was also a member of ceiling fans during the summer, but families to receive wraparound 'services for members of the family of Hinton. Fairview Methodist Church. He many units come with a switch that services, an innovative approach will include intensive case Condolences may be sent to the enjoyed playing golf as much asreverses the direction of the blades, used by DHHR's Bureau for management, needed concrete Switching the blades' rotation to clock- family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp, possible. In his opinion, it was a good wise from counterclockwise makes the Children and Families that supports (i.e., transportation), and com day if he shot under 100! He loved room warmer, recognizes the impact oftrauma and behavioral health support, his breakfast fellowships with the Air pooled to the ceiling is circulated engages families in planning for assessment and treatment. ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating back into the living space, which can cut services to address complex needs. "This funding will equip us with Out) Club. He loved hosting a fish yourheating costs as much as 10 percent. "Given our experience with thethe tools we need to provide specific, Protect Your Investment fry and making his famous peanut Furnace maintenance is key to wraparound model, we are thankful individualized services and supports butter fudge for family and friends, ensuring it stays in good condition for the opportunity to be a part of to many children and families who During his 33 month journey with throughout the heating season. Dirty the planning and implementation have been affected by substance cancer, Roger received filters restrict airflow and increase ener- process for this important grant," abuse," said Karen Year, Prestera gy demand. "lb prevent expensive prob- compassionate and excellent care lems, check filters once a month and said Linda Watts, Acting Chief Executive Officer. "I lo0k from his team of doctors. The replace or clean as needed Commissioner for DHHR's Bureauforward to seeing how this project steadfast devotion of neighbors in If replacing your filter once a mouth for Children and Families. will change lives." assisting in his care and the never- is a hassle, consider switching to a per- ending stream of prayers from manent filter, such as an electrostatic or HEPA filter, which can remove 99 per- family and friends were cent of airborne particles. instrumental in balancing his For more information about how quantity and quality of life. WD-40 Multi-Use Product in the 3-oz ROGER DALE WARD A Celebration of ROger's life was can helps make home maintenance eas- held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 ier, visit in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home, Lunchburg, VA. with Pastor AL-ANON Roger Dale Ward, 69, of Forest, Brandon Baber officiating. Are you troubled by someone's Virginia, formerlyofSandstone, WV, Inlerment was at F~ort HiII drinking? A1-Ano:n Family Group ~t~r~l~,~o: e~e.rga~li~~ q~ ~07~a~Park.~i ~ -_:~,~,~ ~ ':2/~ ~ma~t~Ta~II~ihora,~e to..i .... ,~.~ WedneSciay, September 20, 2017. ]aelp yourself first. ~- ,, ~ ~i Roger was a Christian who had CALL ACWP Meetings every Monday nights accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord If you see a dog in a neglectful or and Savior. He lived out his faith by abusive situation please ACWP. If 7:00 p.m. behind the Child Advocacy showing love to all he met. you see a stray dog on the road, Center at 411 Temple Street. For Violinsweighlessthan16ouncesyetresiststringtensionofover6$pounds. While Roger may be described as especially one that you've never seen more information call: 466-2760. a Husband, Father, Grandfather, before, please callACWP. Ifyouhave Brother, Son and Friend, those a litter of puppies and would like ,~ ~a~----] words don't adequately capture who them to be placed in homes that are he was. pre-approved as responsible pet Roger was married to his devoted owners than please call ACWP. The wife, Mattie Bell Ward, whom he number is easy to remember 855- loved with his whole heart. Ifone W~4-PETS. Get Int0 Print observed them, they would see this love professed in a simple look ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS between them, or in the way they Open meetings in the basement Many people once believed that cared for one another. His never- of Ascension Episcopal Church, eggplantcouldcausefever, epilepsy ending love, support and kindness corner of 5th Ave. & Temple St., and insanity. Tbese notions are often General Tips Hinton at 8:00 p.m. every Tues., attributed to Sir John Mandeville, a " etched many great memories that Thurs., & Sat. 14th century traveler, who also told " Set up your photo by getting close to your subject. Pictures will last forever. To his six children and theirFor more information call 1-800- tales of meeting mermaids and men- taken from a distance often lack the detail that is necessary to spouses, he was loving, comforting, 333-5051. stets in his many journeys, show up well in the newspaper. If people are in the photo, focus fair, a teacher and a living example on their faces; a full length shot is rarely necessary. of how to care for and love others. * Choose a photo that is in focus and that frames the subject His children include Sherry Mueller ea well. A photo that is too dark or is ffuzzy" will only be darker and and husband Bert, Cindy Forren fuzzier on newsprint, which is very porous paper, and will not and husband Mike, R.D. Ward, Jr. be accepted. and wife Noel, DustinWard and wife * Each photo must have an accompanying caption--"cutline" Wendy, CodyWard and fiancee Jess, in joumalism terms. That caption should describe what is taking and Grant Ward. He had high place in the picture. expectations ofus and challenged us * Each person in the photo must be identified. Group photo to work hard and be "better". He questioned us when opinions identifications should be from left to right, starting with the front row. differed and loved us unconditionally. He trusted us, loved Always include the name and a daytime telephone number for us and believed in us. He laughed the person submitting the information. That way, if there is a and cried with us and celebrated question about the information (spelling of a name, identification with us. of a person pictured, etc.), the issue can be resolved quickly. He was a fun-loving Poppy to nine Do not fax photos; the image cannot be reproduce. They may wonderful grandchildren. Much like be mailed, dropped by our office or e-mailed. a kid himself, he could be found in By Dan Heyman points out the real war is on poor the floor tickling and wrestling to Charleston, W.Va. - Doctors are children's health, as coal burning Mailed/Dropped Off Photos their heart's content. He enjoyed warning that the Trump power plants most often put soot inte * Never send/drop off an irreplaceable photograph. While taking them to breakfast and always administration's intent to roll back the air in poor white and minority the Clean Power Plan will mean communities, newspaper staffers are as careful as possible, photos may be ensured their favorite snacks were more respiratory illness, especially She says even if the nation damaged or lost, either in the office or in the mail. on hand. They always knew there' in vulnerable neighborhoods. In a ignores the issue of climate change * Every effort will be made to return a photo which is would be a huge smile and a warm embrace waiting when they walked long expected move pushed by the and the extreme weather it causes, accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope of the through Poppy and Mimi's door. His coal industry, Environmentalcutting powerplant emissions would appropriate size. Once printed in the paper, other photos are grandchildren include Nicolas Protection Agency Administrator have total health benefits of $14 placed in a box in the front office of the newspaper and may be Moore; Abby, Clayton and Austin Scott Pruitt has announced plans to billion to $34 billion. The EPAitself picked up in a reasonable amount of time. Forren; Matthew Allen; Marlena end Obama-era rules limitinghas estimated those health benefits * Don't tape, staple or othe ise affix a photo to anything else. and Kathleen Ward; Melody Ward carbon pollution from power plants, at $54 billion annually. "The * If you must write an identifier on the back of the photo, use a But according to federal projections, government's number one and Liam Phillips. He was preceded ball-point pen, not a gel-writer or marker that will rub off on other in death by two grandsons, Jakob by 2030 the Clean Power Plan would responsibility from a public health Mueller and Paul Ward. prevent 90,000 asthma attacks and perspective is to help all people, and pictu ros. Rogerwas a caring and loving son 3,600 premature deaths a year. Dr. that's why we think President E-Mailed Photos to his parents, the late Stanley and Elena Rips, president and CEO of Trump and his administration really When e-mailingapicture, send it as a high-resolution jpg. Do the National Hispanic Medicalshould not go backwards in cutting not embed photos into any Word documents. Dorothy Blackburn Ward, as well as Association, says poor and minority back on environmental health If e-mailing directly from a digital camera, do not make his stepmother, the late Maydell communities are being hit thestandards,"Rios stresses. Ward. He was also preceded in death hardest. The Clean Power Plan calls for a adjustments to the image. by an infant brother, Bobby Ward, "The children's data has one third reduction in carbon * If e-mailing a scanned image, send it at least four inches wide, and infant sister, Donnie Ward. definitely shown that, in those areas pollution from 2005 levels by 2030, with a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). He is survived by his brother that have more carbon pollution, and the U.S. Energy InformationThe best way to send the accompanying text is to include the Stanley H. Ward and wife Christine young peopleinourcommunities are Administration says the power words in the body of the e-mail, with the picture only as the of Pipestem. They will always really disabled, and our families are sector is already almost there. When attachment. The newspaper cannot accept Publisher, Wordpad remember Roger's dedication to the spending much more time and the plan was proposed, Americans or Wordperfect files. people he loved. This love of family money and effort on asthma than filed 8 million favorable comments was displayed equally, if not more, ever before," she states. Pruitt with the EPA- the highest number The Hinton News in his actions as well as his words, predicts ending the Clean Power ever in support of an EPA proposal. P O Drawer 1000 His generosity of spirit and family Plan will be good for mining The agency is now taking comments Hinton, WV 25951-1000 will continue to shine through every communities and will mean the so- on the plan to reverse it. person whose life he has touched, called war on coal is over. But Rips