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I Obituaries I LILLIAN COX ..... &apos; Lillian Cox, 77, of 1204 Taylor St., Hinton, went to be with the Lord , . . ,. Wednesday; March 5, 2003, at her -. [ .- ,. home following a long illness ,:....... Born June 30, 1925, at Lilly, she , ,_.. 'was the daughter of the late Basil .: - - and Winnie Lilly Cox. .. :. - - Mrs. Cox was a homemake and " - of the Baptist faith. She had been a resident of Hinton since 1953. She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Earl COx; a brother, Leslie Cox; and two sisters, Odessa Cox and Nina Woodrum.  :. ,:, - Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Ernest J. Cox; a daughter, _ Diane Elswick and husband, Dale, of Beckley; a sister, Eleanor Cohenour and husband, Eugene, of Milford, Va.; and two grandchildren, Aleah'and Brad Denny, both of ' ', Beckley. .,. Service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, , March 7th. at Pivont Funeral Home "" Chapel Hinton, with Pastor Melvin Wills officiating. Burial followed in , Elk Knob Church Cemetery. . Pallbearers were Baxter Akers, Brad Denny, Duane Cohenour, ", *<   Eugene Cohenour and Dale Elswick. ' , ' ,,' Arrangements by Pivont Funeral ' - Home, Hinton. :  . : NELLE PALMER LILLY , :. DICKINSON , .... ' Nellie Palmer Lilly Dickinson, 92, "- ..... of Oak Hill, died Friday, March 7, , .. 2003, at Plateau Medical Center, " " Oak, Hill, following a long illness. , ..... BornApril 8, 1910, in Hinton, she r " was the daughter of the late Lothair " ":' " " L. Lilly and Mary Belle Handy Lilly. ' " ': She was a retired school teacher , in Fayette County She was a graduate of Morris Harvey College. She was a member of the West " "* ' Virginia Education Association and ":' the Fayette County Retired ":::'Teachers, the Spade and Trowel ' " -" Garden Club and was an accredited ' :,',' state flower judge She was also a :',"member of the Oak Hill Baptist , .... ..' Church for 68 years. - ,- ,-- Other than her parents, she was : : .... .preceded in death by her husband, ,. ; - Fred W. Dickinson Sr.; a brother, .,  Lothair Lilly and a sister, Evadyne In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations of sympathy be made to Hospice of Queen Annes Inc., 300 Del Rhodes Ave., Queenstown, MD 21658. There will be a celebration of life memorial dinner in the church basement upon return from the ' cemetery. Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinten. SARAH D. GRIMMETT Sarah Dorothy Grimmett, 88, of Hilldale, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hinton, following a long illness. Born Aug. 6, 1914, at Ramp, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Nannie Catherine Harrah Martin. Sarah was a lifelong resident of Summers County. She was a homemaker and attended the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Thomas Grimmett, on Jan. 1, 1985. Survivors include four sons, Melvin Grimmett of Hilldale, Thomas Grimmett and wife, Lois, of Pipestem, Marvin Grimmett of Hilldale and Norvel Grimmett of Norton, VA.; two daughters, Wanda Ward and husband, Plummer, of Hix and Rosie Grimmett of Hilldale; three sisters, Leatha Bowles of Hix, Charlene Adkins of Tug Creek and Edith Williams of Hix; a brother, Charles Martin of Lorraine, Ohio; three grandchildren; Michael Wayne Grimmett, John Grimmett Jr. and Deloris Adkins; a great-grandson, Dale Basham; and three step grandchildren. Service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 7th. at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, Hinton, with Pastors Dana Stalnaker and Eddie Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Foster Cemetery, Ramp. Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton. RUBY W. LACY Ruby Walthal Lacy, 87, of 103 Burk St., Hinton, died Friday, March Blake. " %,  . _ 7, 2003, in Princeton Community : urwvors include three sons, L .......... a hart illness .'_:, _  .  . . . .  rlosplal, iOllOWlng s i ugene ulcmnson ann wne, ,)an, oI , "" " """ " "1 .... n ,-.. orI lov. 2;0, tJ, a  ayu , " Charleston, Fred W. Dckison, tlr:" P .... ;." .  ;,, --. q. : ............ .-' s eaa nerolmgiaeg. ..... ............ illJ t . j g,. ,,t ...... g ............. -  and wff% Donn, 0.Oa  ad =  .... a.- ..... Wo,on ..... over 1"1. DicKinson ang wile, __ v .......... ,.^. ^ , ,Mg, as w,o , ,.=.u.=. u. i "  " " Sandra, of Ridgefield, Conn.; a Bellepoint Baptist Church, where , L'.. 'daughter, Sue Todorovich of she taught a ladies Sunday School , "  "Scottsboro, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; ; 'i:':. 16 great-grandchildren; and four -  - . . great-great-grandchildren. ...-. Services were held at 2 p.m. : ..... Monday, March 10th. at Tyree .',--Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, .'.with the Rev. Bill Menefee ;officiating. Burial followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. BERTHA FRANCES GODDARD Bertha Frances Goddard, 88, ... formerly of Hinton, died Saturday, March 1, 2003, in Maryland following a long illness. Born Jan. 28, 1915, at Green Sulphur Springs, she was the daughter of the lateAlpha and Grace' ' Cox Martin. Mrs. Goddard had lived mostof : .... her life in the Hinton area. She had " moved to Maryland in October 2001 due to her illness to make her home with her children. She was an active member of ' First Baptist Church of Hinton -. where she was a member of the Philethea Class, The Prayer Group, ,. .,.The Nadene Hinchman Circle and - - Young at Heart, and was a member : of the Women's Club of Hinton. She .; - "-also attended church in Maryland : :, ,.when health permitted. Mrs. Goddard was a wife, homemaker, mother of six and .. :worked as a nurse's aide at Hinton Hospital. After retiring, she was a caregiver to many residents around her home. a She was preceded in death by her  husb an,d Ricarh d "Frank" Godd ar d; . her daughter, Pearl; a son, Fred Goddard; five brothers and a sister. " Survivors include two daughters, : Pansy "Pat" Fornoff and - husband, George, of Glen Burnie, .# .; MD., and Belva Bel" Barbalace and husband, Nick, ofGrasonville, MD.; two sons, Don Geddard and wife, ,, Audie, of Glen Burnie and Danny Goddard and wife, Betty, of . Sissonville; 16 grandchildren; 20 * great-grandchildren; three great- great:grandchildren; three sisters, : Ina Coffman of Hinton, Marie Sifers : of Spring Dale and Alice Wood of , Charlottesville, Va.; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8th. at Ronald ,Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, ,Hinton, with Pastors Warren Gilpin and Roy Lee Honaker Jr, officiating. Burial followed at End of the Trail Cemetery, Sam Black. Friends -' .called 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral parlors. class for many years. One of her favorite things was singing alto in the church choir and gospel guartets. She also enjoyed doing crafts for the Vacation Bible School children. She was a talented homemaker who made beautiful quilts and other arts and crafts. She was preceded in death-by her husband, Marvin Lacy; a daughter, Devon Lacy Hopkins; an infant son,; four brothers Ralph, Fred, Delford and Masil Walthall; and two sisters, Blanche Richardson and Wilma Harris. Survivors include a daughter, Pagricia Brannen of Falls Church, VA.; a son, John Lacy of Vienna, VA.; a brother, Roy Walthall of Clayton; four grandchildren, Donald Brannen of Lewell, Mass.; Dena Gall Brannen of Sterling, VA.; Brian Lacy of Leesburg, VA.; and Maureen Lacy of York, PA.; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 10th: at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Chris Brown officiating. Burial followed in Restwood Memorial Gardens, Hinton. In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to Samaritan's Purse, P. O. Box 3000, Boone, NC. 28607. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral" Home, Hinton. HAROLD F. MILLER Harold F. Miller, 93, of Pence Springs, died at 11:20 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2003, at  home following a short illness. Born March 21, 1909, at Pence Springs, he was the son of the late Joseph Fletcher Fletch  and Mary "Molly" Shultz Miller. Mr. Miller had lived most of his life in Pittsburgh, were he retired from Whittaker Metal Co. He was a member of the Steelworkers Union, Rollynsburg Baptist Church at Talcott, a former member of Hilldale-Talcott Ruritan Club and was an. accomplished musician. He sang in the Rollynsburg Baptist Church Quartet for hany years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Miller, his second wife, Gertrude Dillon Miller;a stepson, Doug Dillon; a stepdaughter, Effie Brust; three brothers, Cassie, Elmer and Othor Miller; four sisters, Glenna Morgan, Gladys Lilly, Edith Garten and Stella Garten; and seven nieces and nephews. Survivors include two step- daughters, Clara Leou Dillon Graham and husand, Jimmy of Alderson and Donna Dillon Wykle and husband, Ellery, of Talcott; three stepsons, Charles Dillon Jr. of Lehigh Acres, Fla., John William Bill  Dillon and wife, Rebecca of Talcott and Phillip Dale Dillon of Talcott; 12 stepgrandchildren; and 10 nieces and nephews. Services were held at "11 a.m. Monday, March Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, Hlnton, with Pastor Dana Stalnaker officiating. Burial followed in Riverview Cemetery, Creamery. Men of the Rollynsburg Baptist Church served as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International. Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton. ADAM STAPLETON Adam Stapleton, 87, of Hinton, diedl0:30 a.m. Sunday, March 2, 2003, at the Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital in Hinton. He was born Nov. 5, 1915, in West Virignia. Mr. Stapleton retired from the Kit kTl Co($p: Sthill$$ Pill=k, Ill., and moved back to West Viriglda in 1976. !,  : He was preceded in death by his wife, Liddie Ford Stapleton, on Sept. 19, 1997. Survivors include three stepsons, Charles Lowe and wife, Roseanna, of Ill., Bill Lowe and wife, Nannie, of Odd, and James Lewe and wife, Joyce of Alabama; two stepdaughters, Mary Nelson and Margaret Lilly of Princeton; and a sister, Gwen of Logan. Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5th. at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Lynn Maddy officiating. Burial followed in Restwood Memorial Gardens, at Hinton. Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton, BLANCHE M. TABOR Blanche Miller Tabor, 98, of Bellepoint, died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Summers County Appalachian Regional Hosptial, Hinton, following a long illness. Born June 4, 1904, near Greenville, Monroe County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Houston and Hattie Meredith Miller. Mrs. Tabor was a former resident of Ballengee and Forest Hill, and a lifelong resident of Monroe and Summers counties. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of New Hope United Methodist Church, a 1925 graduate of Greenville High School and Continued on page 10 II HOME OF THOSE DELICIOUS HOT DOGS! N[W $1[1A15 AI I)ilIY (U[[N Monday: Quarter Pounder ................................ . ......................... $1.49 I Tuesday: Bar b que ..................................................... ... .............. $1A9 I Wednesday: Reg. 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March 1 I, 2003 Hinton News - 3 LEGISLATIVE U P.D:ATE Bg Delegate Virginia Mahan In my years of legislative work, I've signed my share of legal documents, but I was particularly pleased this session to be the first member to sign the conference committee report that resulted in the Legislature's final version of the medical malpractice insurance bill. It was over a year in the making, and as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, as well as one of 10 senators and delegates appointed to the committee that negotiated a compromise between the House and Senate, I learned first-hand how much study and deliberation led to the sweeping legislation. The bill, which is on its way to Gov. Bob Wise for his signature, will limit damages in medical malpractice lawsuits, offer physicians tax credits on high insurance premiums and help establish a physicians mutual insurance company. The "tort reform" measures, intended to discourage frivolous lawsuits and stop overly large jury verdicts, include a general $250,000 cap on non-economic damages. In cases involving three sets of circumstances - wrongful death; permanent physical deformity, loss or use of a limb or loss of bodily organ system; or permanent physical or mental impairment preventing patients from independent care- the cap will be set at $500,000. Trauma care damages will also be capped at $500,000. "Joint liability," a current provision in state law that makes any defendant who is at least 25 percent negligent liable for more than their share of damages, will be abolished. But the legislation also sets up a board which will be charged withstudying, then creating, a fund to reimburse patients in two cases: joint liability. Although the civil justice reform aspect of the legislation has received the most media attention, our negotiating committee members spend much or our time settling on a method of offering financial relief for doctors facing escalating insurance costs, and finding a source of funding. The conference committee decided to offer a 10 percent credit against the health care provider tax to doctors whose premiums are between $30,000 and $70,000 and a 20 percent credit for those who pay more than $70,000. The credits will cost an estimated $10 million over twoyears. But physicians are going to be required to do their part too. They will be required to contribute financially to help start the physicians mutual, which will eventually replace the state's involvement in offering medical malpractice insurance. During a special session "on the medical malpractice insurance crisis in 2001, the Legislature set up a program within the state Board of Risk and Insurance Management to offer malpractice insurance to physicians. But no one in the Legislature wanted that setup to exist more than a few years - we want to get the state out of the insurance business as soon as possible. Doctors will pay a one-time, $1,000 assessment, although full- time medical school faculty and student residents, as well as doctors on military service, those who work at certain clinics and those with special volunteer licenses, will be exempted. Private insurance companies will be assessed $2,500 But the bulk of funding for the physicians mutual will come from a $24 million loan from the state's tobacco settlement trust fund. The state Board of Risk and Insurance July 1, 2004. As I write this column, there are still a few major issues still being debated, among them legislation to raise the legal weight limit for coal trucks to as high as 120,000 pounds. The legislation, which contains the stringent safety measures proposed by Gov. Bob Wise in 2002, would legalize loads of up to 120,000 pounds for trucks with Six axles in certain counties of Southern West Virginia. When the bill was before the House Judiciary Committee, I was able to amend Summers County out of that group, so the limit in our county should remain 80,000 pounds, whether or not the legislation is ultimately adopted. I welcome and appreciate your input on these issues, or any Other legislative matter. Please call me at (304)340-3106 or write to Delegate Virginia Mahan, 215-E, Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305. High Point University Awards Presidential Scholarships Jenipher Lynn Greenwald from Hinton, W. VA., was awarded a Presidential Scholarship in the amount of $4,500 based on her academic performance at Summers County High School and scholarship interviews conducted on campus, February 15th. Jenipher was among 249 students who participated in High Point University's annual Presidential Scholarship Competition . The student candidates represented 28 states and 3 foreign countries. The scholarship is renewable every year based on the student's cumulative grade point average while studying at the institution. Founded in 1924 by the predecessors of the United Methodist Church, High Point now enrolls 3,000 students and offers 49 m.e.([ainrs ip trauma care , Management, which was .. ....... " : ............ .................. .": ....  .. maJors :and- even. gaduate ss'h eteince economic n .v#rei by e 'p s|tture m ' " . .. '. -  _ _ .., , .:;,,,p ..... t ,. a ............ , programs .avamon I member of th damaesgreater,t an the $500,000 ,gO0,! :t .offer medical malpractice ..... cap/and lhose unable to collect insurance to help ease the crisis; i'@ NGAA; the'University,sponsors 16 damages due to the elimination of poised to stop writing policies by intercollegiate sports and more than 60 clubs and organizations. Variety of Services For a Variety of Peo- Whether it is diabetes care or a general physical, the ARH Summers County Clinic can treat your specific health needs. The clinic is conveniently located next to the hospital and leases office space to healthcare professionals with a variety of specialties. ARH ARH Summers County Clinic Terrace Street Hinton, West Virginia 2595] Appalachian Regional Healthcare The Medical Centers of Mountains -\\; II J