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S Obituaries JAMES "WOODY" BALL, JR. James W. "Woody" Ball, Jr., 32, of the Woodcrest Addition, Beckley, died Sat. Oct. 26, 1991, at his resi- dence, of natural causes. Born Jan. 23, 1959, at Princeton, he was the son of Jimmy and Drema Vest Ball of Lerona. Mr. Ball was a 1977 graduate of Athens High School. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Fi- nance from Concord College in Athens in 1980 and he received a Masters Degree in Industrial Rela- tions from the W.Va. College of Graduates. He was the director of Human Resources for the Appala- chian Power Company in Beckley, was a member of the Concord A.F. and A.M. Masonic Lodge No. 48 at Athens, member of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity and the Beckley Kiwanis Club and was of the Meth- odist faith. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William Harvey and Sallie Ball; and his maternal grandfather, Charles Montaque Vest. Other survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Hawkins Ball; a son, Ty- ler Woodson Ball of the home; a brother, Monty Allen Ball of Pipestem and maternal grand- mother, Violet Vest Basham of Hin- ton - Pipestem. Services were heldat 11a.m. Men. Oct. 29 at the Burns-Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory, Athens Rd., Princeton with the Roy. Clifford Schell officiating. Burial followed in the Ball Family Ceme- tery at Speedway where Masonic graveside rites were conducted by the Concord A.F. and A.M .Masonic Lodge No. 48. CHARLIE DAVID BENNETt Charlie David Bennett, 80, of Lockbridge, Summers County, for- merly of Quinwood and Rainelle, died Oct. 25, 1991, at his home of a long illness. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving: wife, Minnie Lee Boggs Bennett; daughters, Arlene Hicks, Ethelene Martin of Penn., Vickie Sue Bennett of Marfrance, Lorene Rose of Fla.; sons, Robert, Freddy and Charles, all of Chicago, Donald ofMarfrance, David of Quinwood; sisters#Sarah Adkins and Nannie Hunt, both of Shady Spring, Della Todd of Vs.; brother, Howard of Prosperity; 27 grandchildren. Services were held at 2 p.m. Men. Oct. 28 at the Wallace-Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with the Roy. David S. McCoy officiating. Burial followed in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. JOHN ROY CHARLTON John Roy Charlton, age 72, of 1400 N. Clinton Ave., Rochester, N.Y., 14621, died Sept. 26th. 1991, after a long illness. A former resident of Hinton, he graduated from Hinton High School, served in the U.S. Army during World War II and had lived in Roch- ester a number of years. He was the son of the late Sarah Jane (Sally) Charlton. He is survived by his wife, Bar- bars, and a son, John, both of Roch- ester. The body was donated to the University Medical Center, Roches- ter, N.Y. for medical research. DOROTHY L. CONNER Mrs. Dorothy Louise Conner, 64, of St. Albans, formerly of Hinton, died Wed. OCt. 23,1991, ather home, following a long illness. Born May 27,1927, at Bellepoint, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Martha Whitlock Kraus. Mrs. Conner was a member ofthe Highlawn Baptist Church and a 38- year resident of St. Albans. Survivors include her husband, William R. Conner; a daughter, Gall Conner Runyan of Beckley; two sons, William C. Conner with the Army in Fort Rucker, Ala., and Mark L. Conner of St. Albans; two sisters, Cecilia Bolyard of Kingston, Tenn., and MarthaGlass of Dunnsville, Vs.; and six grandchildren. Services were held at 11 a.m. Sat. Oct. 26 at the Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home Chapel, St. Albans, with the Rev. Ron Lee, Dr. Leroy Keeney and Rev. Harold Runyan officiating. Burial followed in the Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. ERNEST L. COX Ernest L. Cox, 70, of Willowwood Road, died Wed. Oct. 23,1991, athis home, following an apparent heart attack. Born Oct. 22, 1921, in Fayette County, he was the son of the late Silas G. and Mintie Ellen Buckland Cox. Mr. COx had lived most of his life in Summers Coupty and was a re- tired#Boatswain Mate Chief Master from the U.S. Navy who was in- volved in the Invasion of Normandy and Guadal Canal. J and one hour prior to the services at the church. Nephews served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were mem- bers of the DAV. He was an ordained Baptist min- ister who served churches in Gilbert, Creamery, Ballard, Zenith and Sar- tan, and a member and deacon of the Freedom Baptist Church on Powley's Creek. He wes preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Elmer Cox; and two sisters, Ethel Ingle and Mildred Feazell. Survivorsinclude his wife, AthoTee Durham Cox; two brothers, Calvin Cox of Hinton and Hershel Cox of Earlville, Ill.; five sisters, Retha Howard of Fredericksburg, Va., NiIa Hicks and Virginia Buckland, both ofHinton, Mae Collier of Salem, Vs., and Wilds Ann Allen of Richmond, Vs.; and a step-brother, Horace Smith of Fort Wayne, Ind. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sat. OCt. 26, at the Freedom Baptist Church on Powley's Creek with the Rev. D.D. Elwell officiating. Burial followed in the Valley View Ceme- tery on Powley's Creek. The body was at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton, MRS. HALLIE G. FOSTER Mrs. Hallie Genevieve Foster,68, of Camp Lightfoot Rd., Hinton, died Oct. 25, 1991, at Summers County Hospital of a long illness. Born July 25, 1923, at Indian Mills, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Calvin and Ella Isabella Ballard Foster. She was a member of Little Wolf Creek Baptist Church, a homemaker and lifelong resident of Summers County. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Thomas Foster in Jan. 1981. Surviving: son, Jerry L. and his wife Brenda K. Foster of Marie; brothers, Myrl Foster of Camp Light- foot Road, Hinton, with whom she made her home, Charles Foster of Hinton, Oris Foster of Red Sulphur Springs; sister, Glenna Meadows of Buck; three grandchildren. Services were held at 11 a.m. Men. Oct. 28 at Ronald Meadows Funeral Home, Hinton, with the Rev. George Cook officiating. Burial followed in the Roles Chapel Church Cemetery, Forest Hill. eRA E. PACK Mrs. era E. Pack, 75, of 315 Cedar Ave., died at 12:30 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 24, 1991, in a Hinton hospital, fol- lowing a long illness. Born Jan. 27, 1916, in Summers County, she was the daughter of the late James W. and Bertie Pearl Cox Lilly. Mrs. Pack was a lifelong resident of Summers County, a homemaker and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Pack in June of 1983. Survivors include a son, James C. Pack of Beverly; two daughters, Peggy Brammer of Rocky Mount, Va., and Mrs. Hubert (Retha) Freeland of Covington, Va.; a grand- son, who she raised, Roger Hedge, at home; a sister, Wilma Clark of Cambridge, Oh.; three halfbrothers, Hugh Lilly of Hinton, Russell Lilly of Camp Crek and Quinton Lilly of Huntsville, Ala.; nine additional grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sun. Oct. 27 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, with the Roy. Gary Trout andElder A.L. Neely officiating. Burial followed in the Restwood Memorial Gardens, Hin- ton. The body was at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton. Pallbearers were Johnathan Davis, Ron Pack, Brent Jones, Geoff Jones, Joe Blankenship and Grog Rogers. ERVILLE E. RICHMOND Erville E. Richmond, 71, of 908 Grant St., formerly of Meadow Creek, died at 3:20 p.m. Wed. OCt. 23,1991, at his home, following a short ill- ness. Born June 18, 1920, at Pluto, he was the son of the late Homer and Clara Plumley Richmond. Mr. Richmond had lived most of his life in Summers Co. and had been an 18-year resident of Char- leston. Mr. Richmond was a retired la- borer from the C&O Railway and attended the First Church of the Nazarene of Charleston. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Marie Richmond in 1973. Survivors include his wife, Nellie Opal Claypool Richmond; two sons, Dover Richmond of Flint Mich., and Vernon Richmond of Meadow Creek; two daughters, Clara Holland of Meadow Bridge and Reva Richmond at home; two brothers, Robert Plumley of Shady Spring and Ha- rold Plumley of Fla.; two sisters, Kathleen McClure of Shady Spring and Betty Moyers of Harrisville; and seven grandchildren. Services were held at 11 a.m. Sat. Oct. 26, 1991, at the Ronald Mead- ows Funeral Parlors Chapel, Hin- ton, with the Rev. W. Riley James officiating. Burial followed in the Greenbrier Burial Park, Hinton. ROSCOE WHITLOCK Roscoe Whitlock, 88, of Wurtland, formerly of 2117 Ackley Ave., Ash- land, died Sun. Oct. 13,1991 in King's Daughters Medical Center. Mr. Whitlock was bern Sept. 18, 1903, in Hinton, W.Va., a son of the late A.T. and Willie Meador Whit- lock. His wife, Neta Ford Whitlock, died in 1976. He was a retired car repairman with C&O Railroad for 51 years and was a member of Pollard Baptist Church in Ashland. Surviving are a son, Delbert Joe Whitlock of Holly Hill, Fla.; a daugh- ter, Nadine Dillon ofCatlettsburg; a brother, Stanley Whitlock of Hin- ton; four sisters, Mildred Crawford of Fla., Mary Coulter of Va., Ruby Harman ofMartinsburg, W.Va., and Margie Stanislao of Tx.; four grand- children; and a great-grandchild. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Tues. Oct. 15 at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland with the Rev. J.R. Hume officiating. The body was at the Nea] Funeral Home in Cat]ettsburg. Willy Lester Named All - American Scholar The U.S. Achievement Academy announced today that Willy Lester has been named an All-American Scholar. The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Pro- gram in order to offer deserved rec- ognition to superior students who excel in the Academic disciplines. The All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 or better grade point average. Only Scholars selected by a school instructor, counselor, or other qualified sponsor are accepted. These scholars are also eligible for other awards given by the USAA. Willey Lester, who attends Hin- ton High School, was nominated for this National Award by Ms. Keffer. Willy Lester will appear in the All-American Scholar Directory, which is published nationally. "Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in American history. Cer- tainly, winners of the All-American Scholar Awards should be congratu- lated and appreciated for their dedi- cation to excellence and achieve- ment," said Dr. George Stevens, Executive Director of the U.S. Achievement Academy. The Academy selects All-Ameri- can Scholars upon the exclusive recommendations of teachers, coaches, counselors, and other quali- fied sponsors. Once awarded, the students may be recognized by the USAA for other honors. Willy Lester, is the son of Keith and Linda Thompson. His grand- parents are Helen Simmons of Bea- ver, W.Va. and Bill and Estelle Thompson of Nimitz, W.Va. Donations Received Donations to the Hilldale Com- munity Park now under develop- ment are: Herman Lively $10.00, Ed. Boone 10.00, Paul Wykle 50.00, Everette & Jean Chattin 30.00, Gary Sears 40.00, David Huffman 195.00, R.T. Rogers Oil. Co. 100.00, Ashby & Elizabeth Mann 50.00, Kenneth & Lena Brookman 25.00, Eugene Hicks 50.00, William (Bill) Ellison 26.00, Vada Ward 25.00, Willowwood Gro- cery 10.00, and Robert Bengey 20.00. Tues. Oct. 29, 1991 Hinton News - 3 Signs Proclamation Hinton Mayor, James A. Leslie, Jr. signing a proclamation pro. clamining Nov. 1st. as Telephone Pioneer Day. Beside him is Pat Brandon, Cable Splicer, C & P Telphone Co., Hinton. Proclamation WHEREAS, the Telphone Pio- neers of America, with a, member- ship of more than one-halfmillion, is the largest social-industrial service organization in the world; and WHEREAS, the Telephone Pio- neers of America all over the United States and Canada have joined in and reached out beyond their mem- bership into their communities in service to others; and WHEREAS, The Telephone Pio- neers of America have, through this service to others, made life more meaningful and enjoyable for thou- sands of children and elderly, handi- capped nd disadvantaged people; and WHEREAS, the Telephone Pio- neers of Americahavehdpedtomake our land, waters and air cleaner and more beautiful through their hun- dreds of environmental projects; and WHEREAS, the Telephone Pio- neers of America are now marking their thirty-first year of community service with the theme of "Answer- ing The Call Of Those In Need; and WHEREAS, the, Teppne Pio- neers of American, on November 1, 1991, celebrate the 80th anniver- sary of their founding, NOW, THEREFORE, I James A. Leslie, Jr. Mayor of HINTON, do hereby proclaim November 1, 1991, as TELEPHONE PIONEER DAYin HINTON. CIRCLE OF LIGHT "Wings of Life" In every Heart burns a Light which guides us " through our Journey of life. Prayer and mediation is the Key that opens the door to the silent voice that lies within each of us. If we would listen to the silent voice and follow the guiding Light we would find that part of us that is ours to Know and Understand, Self-Awareness =Know Thy Selff Mmdne Ciampi Deborah Meador Deborah Meador of Durham, N.C., has j)ined the staffof the West Vir- ginia School of Osteopathic Medi- cine as assistant business manager. Meador, a native of W.Va., re- ceived her bache] or ofi e nce degree inbusiness administrotiordaccount- ing from Concord College in Athens. Prior to coming to WVSOM, Meador worked as capital account- ant at Rhone-Poulenc Agricultural Companyin Research Triangle Park, N.C., and as an accountant and inter- nal auditor at the National Bank of Summers in Hinton. As assistant business manager, Meador will assist the vice president of finance with the supervision and operation of the business o-e. i i ii NEW OFFICE HOURS Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Dr. L. Edward Eckley III Orthodontist Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics 800 North Side Drive Summersville, WV 26651 304-872-4170 i I III GED CLASSES Persons who would like to compete their G.E.D, studies, now have the oppOrtunity to attend classes near their community. You are invited to attend these evening classes, join your friends as you prepare for the future. CLASSES ARE HELD AT THE FOLLOWING SITES. HINTON AREA ELMENTARY SCHOOL Monday 6 - 9pm TALCOTT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Tuesday 5"15-8:15pm JUMPING BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Thursday 6-9pm The Summers County Library Is providing assistance to persons having difficulty in reading, and will assist at each site, those who need these services. BRING A FRIEND TO CLASS AND BOTH OF YOU CAN WORK TOWARD OBTAINING THE G.E.D. G.E.D. = General Education Degree = to the High School Diploma. IFYOU NEED INFORMATION ABOUT THESE CLASSES CALL 466-6021 THE SUMMERS COUNTY CAREER CENTER 8-4 PM MONDAY THRU FRIDAY. IIII Above Par Restaurant Located at Willowwood Country Club Sunday Special For The Month of November Nov. 3rd. Meat Loaf, Scallop Potatoes, Cream Peas or Corn, Homemade Bread and Salad. $4.95 Nov. 10th. Roast Beef & Gravy, Potatoes, Carrots, Cole Slaw and Homemade Bread. $5.95 Nov. 17th. Country Steak & Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Cole Slaw & Biscuits. $5.25 Nov. 24th. Turkey, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, 0000'een Beans, Salad and Homemade Roils. $5.95 Above Par will be Closed Thanksgiving Day Nov. 28th. Don't forget our Seniors Night on Thursdays 10% Discount on all Dinners. Full meniJ served Thursday thru Saturday's 5:00 until 10:00 Rememb0000 us ;or your Holiday Catering.