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Page 6 - Thursday, April 9, 2015 - The Glenville Democrat I Obituaries Obituaries Obituaries Gilmer Goings On BILLY B. FRALEY Billy B. Fraley, age 64, of Dolphin Drive, Cox's Mills, departed this life late Thursday evening, April 2, 2015 at his residence, following an extended illness. Born May 4, 1950 in Braxton County, son of the late Elbert and Nellie Dilley Fraley. Billy was a laborer in the construc- tion industry for most of his working life. He enjoyed mowing, weed eat- ing, working on cars, gardening, watching westerns on TV, cooking, and he was a true jokester. Billy loved spending time with family and friends, and taking care of his favorite dogs, Tac and Addy. On September 29, 2001, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Reed Fraley, who survives at their Dolphin Drive home. Surviving are three daughters, Wilma C. Bennett and husband, Arthur of Volga; and Billy J. Hardisty of Orlando; and Debra Ratliff and husband Eddie of Sand Fork; four step-daughters, Darlene Hall and hus- band, Edgar of Webster Springs; Patricia Reed of Weston; and Venessa Hamrick of Nashville, TN; one step- son, Breck A. Lamar II of Texas; five brothers, Chester Fraley and wife, Connie of Glenville; David (Duck) Fraley and wife, Donna of Braxton County; Lonnie Fraley and wife, Maggie of Ripley; Elbert (Junior) Fraley of Linn; and Joseph (Joe) Fraley and wife, Mandy of Gassaway; and four sisters, Dorothy Emler of Mary- land; Edith Christine Ellingsworth of Glenville; Wanda Aronhalt and hus- band, Ernest ofMartinsburg; and Mary Lou Conrad of Orlando. There are 15 grandchildren, Breanna Hamrick of Morgantown; Taylor Hamrick of Moundsville; Amber and Jacob Bennett of Volga; Keith (Bubba) Hardisty of Ft. Hood, TX; Iva Hardisty of Orlando; Chris- topher Ratliff of Sand Fork; Jennifer Hendrix of Pipestem; Edgar Hall of Webster Springs; Stefany Herren of Braxton County; Michael and Joshua Grogg of Ohio; Wendy Lynn Butler of Tennessee; Michelle Donahue and husband, Brian of Winona, MN; and Justin Hamrick of Nashville; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also NELLA JEAN BUMGARDNER Nella Jean Bumgardner, age 77, of Mineral Road, Glenville, departed this life peacefully at her residence on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Born October 24, 1937 in Rich- wood, daughter of the late Harry and Ellen Mt Clung Bess. Nella Jean was agraduateof Richwood High School and Glenville State College, where she received teaching degrees in Library Sci- ence and Home Economics. She was the Librarian for Harrisville High School and later at Ritchie County High School, until her retirement. Nella Jean loved to travel the word having visited destinations in Europe, Africa, and North America. She en- joyed spending time with friends and loved ones, especially her grandchil- dren. Nella Jean also enjoy camping, fishing, and exploring nature. On June 17,1961 ,she was unitedin marriage to Clarence Bumgardner, who preceded her in death on January 3, 2009. Surviving are two children, Donna Bumgardner- Pugh and husband, Jere of Charleston, SC; and Stephen Blai Bumgardner and wife, Jenny, of Sykesville, MD; two grandchildren, Jared and Zachary Bumgardner of Sykesville, MD; two step grandchil- dren, Kalli Robertson of Sykesville, MD; and Izak Robertson of Hanover, PA; and one brother, Cleon Bess and wife, Mary of Richwood. Along with her parents and hus- band,Nella Jean was preceded in death by one brother, William Bess. Funeral Services was conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc, 2 Vanhom Drive, Glenville, WV; 26351 at 11:00 a.m, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Pastor Dwight Goff officiated. Burial fol- lowed in the Meadow Lane Cemetery on Route 5 west ofGlenville. Friends called from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Monday evening at the Mortuary. Ellyson Mortuary Inc. assisted the family of Nella Jean Bumgardner with arrangements. JUDITH ANN SMITH Judith Ann Smith, age 59, of Newcomerstown, OH, passed away on Tuesday, March 31,2015. She was born in Sutton, on January 8, 1956, to the late Hubert and June (Stout) Smith, of Gilmer County. Judy was akind and loving person and was very close to her family and friends. She grew up in Sand Fork, and lived there until she moved to Newcomerstown, OH, when she was twenty-four years old. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her nephew, Jamie Smith. Judy is survived by her twin brother, Jackie (Paula) Smith, of Perkins; sis- ters, Charlene (Tom) McKinley, of Grafton; Debbie (David) Seelig, of Chandler, OK; brother, Daniel (Amy) Smith, of Sand Fork; and nieces and nephews, Christina Lynn Peters, of Myrtle Beach, SC; Jennifer Maguffee, of Chandler, OK; Jessie Smith, of Parkersburg; Greg Peters, of Grafton; Danielle Smith, of Sand Fork; Daniel Lee Smith, of Sand Fork; and Emily McKinley, of Grafton. Private family services were held. Arrangements entrusted to the Mark R. Vrabel Funeral Home, North Can- ton, OH (330-452-4041). ROSALEE BAILEY MINNEY Call us for your Interior Painting Rosalee Bailey Minney, 70, passed away quietly at her home on April 4, 2015 following a short illness. According to her wishes, her body was donated to the Medical Science Dept at WVU and there will be no ser- vices,but acelebra- tion of Life will be held at City Park, City Park Drive, Parkersburg on April 11,2015 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The shelter beside the museum. 2015. Chaplain Bryon Bukovesky officiated. Burial followed in the Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens Cem- etery, Heaters, WV. Friends and fam- ily called from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tues- day evening at the mortuary. Ellyson Mortuary Inc. assisted the family of Billy B. Fraley with ar- rangements. surviving. Along with his parents, Elbert and Nellie, Billy was preceded in death by his first wife, Leola Nan Fraley, one By Joseph Mazzella granddaughter, Elizabeth Hardisty, This is an old joke that I hear every and one sister Dixie Frale" spring here in the mountains of my ..2__^, ,';: ......... au_,_.t ,Aice officer sees a, car swerv- at the Ell,Jgn'/Ftfftr]nc'."Z !'errattygaxaaanea" rt .... 00i00nv00ii; ?VXi 200'A51 pulli.g the car over he walks up to vannornl3rlve,ulenvl e, ;  .......... ...... , .... question me onver. Ine man lOOKS our at 11 OO am weanesaay, Apru , ,, : " " his car window and says, I know what Patching Potholes you are thinking officer, but I am not drunk. I was just trying to miss all of these potholes!" That joke rang true to me today as I found myself swerving in my own car whenever I could to miss the huge holes in the pavement caused by an- other rough winter here. Sometimes, though, I couldn't swerve because of the traffic. When that happened I would hit the brakes but still ended up with a bone jarring thud every time my car hit a pothole. The potholes we get on the road of life are often much worse than the potholes we find on the roads we drive. A pothole on the highway may cost you a flat tire or a piece of your car's tail-pipe. A pothole on the high- way might jar you to the very center of your soul. I have hit more than my share of these over the years, too. Poverty, pain, unemployment, sick- ness, my sons' Autism, the deaths of my Mom, Nana, and Dad are just a few of the potholes I have hit hard in ! my journey through life. Yet, as much as it hurt going through them I some- how found myself growing stronger, kinder, more loving, and closer to God after each one. None of us can completely avoid the potholes in life; but with the help of God and each other we can all patch them as we go and make the way smoother for those who follow. Don't let the potholes wreck your life, then. Become a pothole patcher instead. Fill the holes in your life with the love in your heart. Patch each one with prayer, faith, goodness, and God. Help others to fill theirs as well. And always remember that God didn't promise any of us an easy road through this life, but he did promise that one day he would lead us home. Joseph Mazzella is an award win- ning free-lance writer from Nicho- las Co. and a GSC Alumnus. Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Few Showers Showers Likely Few Showers Mostly Sunny 77/58 76/52 69/48 71/45. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Mostly Sunny Partly Cloudy Mostly Sunny 74 / 45 74 / 50 72 / 48 10-213WIM61718191101H+I 0.-2: Low, 3-5: M(Klerate, 6-?: High. 8-10: Very ttigh. 11 +: Extreme Exlsure Today we will see mostly cloudy skies with a 50% chance of showers, high temperature of 77 , humidity of 53%. The record high temperature for today is 87 set in 1974. Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight with a 60% chance of showers, overnight low of 58 , The record low for tonight is t 8 set in 1969. Friday, skies will be mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of showers, high temperature of 76 , humidity of 60%. Skies will be mostly cloudy Friday night with a 50% chance of showers, overnight low of 52 . Based on aw, rage yearly snofall, what is the ,Ttowiest p, l(cation in the US.? Peak Times Peak Times Thu 2:39-4:39 3:09-5:09 Men 6:15-8:15 6:45-8:45 Fri 3:32-5:32 4:02-6:02 Tue 7:10-9:10 7:40-9:40 Sat 4:26-6:26 4:56-6:56 Wed 8:05-10:05 8:35-10:35 Sun 5:21-7:21 5:51-7:51 www. April 9. 1947 - A tornado struck Woodward, Okla. during the late evening, killing 95 people and causing six million dollars in damage. The tornado, traveling at a speed of 68 mph, killed a total of 167 people and injured 980 others along its 221-mile path from Texas into Kansas. Last Th u 4/11 Fri Sat Sun New Men 4118 Tue Wed Sunset MaanlS Maom_l 6:54 a.m. 7:54 p.m. 12:(X) a.m. 10:21 a.m. 6:53 a.m. 7:55 p.m. 12:55 a.m. 11:13 a.m. 6:51 a.m. 7:56 p.m. 1:47 a.m. 12:10 p.m. 6:50 a.m. 7:57 p.m. 2:36 a.m. 1:12 p.m. 6:48 a.m. 7:58 p.m. 3:21 a.m. 2:18 p.m. 6:47 a.m. 7:59 p.m. 4:04 a.m. 3:27 p.m. 6:45 a.m. 8:00 p.m. 4:44 a.rn. 4:37 p.m. April 10. 1935 - Severe dust storms  t:[Jgh Lg  across Iowa and Kansas Closed 3/29 46 14 60/31 0.00" schools and highways. Dodge City, 3/30 56 38 61/32 0.05" Kan. experienced its worst dust storm 3/31 66 40 61/32 0.00" of record, with dense dust reported 4/1 59 26 61/32 0.00" from the morning of April 9 until ffter 4/2 74 32 62/33 0.18" sunset on April 11. 4/3 65 48 62/33 0.60" 4/4 60 38 62/33 0.03"  First 4/25 Full 5/3 Farmer's Growing Degree Days Date Decree Days Date Degree Days 3/29 0 4/2 3 3/30 0 4/3 6 3/31 3 4/4 0 4/1 0 Gnwing degree days are calculated by taking the average lleralule R',r Oe day sad sub,ratting fle bose te,rlperature () degrees) from the average to assess htv ltaally rowiltg days  allil, Our Neighbors THE CENTRAL WV RIDING CLUB The Central WV Riding Club will be holding a shooting match at Holly Gray Park on Sat., Apr: 11. The shoot will begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be 12 and 16 gauge matches (no modi- fied guns ) for 5 hams, 5 turkeys and 10 money rounds. There will also be a .22 money shoot at the end of the match for anyone interested in par- ticipating. All proceeds will benefit the Tiffany Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information call (304) 364-5576 or (304) 364-2273. ARTHURDALE HERITAGE'S Mark your calendar for Arthurdale Heritage's Sat.,Apr. 11, auction at the Reedsville Fire Hall in Preston County. Bidding starts at 11:00 a.m. Items include a 7-day African safari, 14' motorboat and trailer, 30-30 lever action Merlin rifle, Depression glass, saddles, household and garden items and WVU collectibles. Refreshments will be served. All proceeds benefit the historic preservation efforts for the nation's first New Deal homestead community. More info: 304-864-3959. HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP A Huntington's disease support group meets on the second Saturday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Casey conference room at Saint Francis Hospital in Charleston. The next meeting is Sat., Apr. 11. Meet- ings are for patients, families, car- egivers at-risk and anyone affected by Huntington's disease. For more information contact Debbie Armstrong at 304-549-3266 or #oba[m@ suddenl/nk, net. EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING The Region VI Workforce Investment Executive Board will meet Thur., Apr. 9, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to I t :30 a.m. at Region VI Workfome Investment Board Office, t7 Middletown Rd, White Hall. For more information about the meeting, contact Barbara J. DeMary at 304-368-9530. TASC Adult Basic Education is free. Better yet, sign up and get a free gift. Com- plete 12 hours and receive a free gift basket. So don't hesitate. Start to- day. We specialize in preparing our clients for the West Virginia's new school equivalency exam, the TASC., However, we also offer assistance in: Computer Literacy, Basic Literacy, Resume Writing, Job Search, Typing Test, Preparation for numerous other exams including the ACT, ACCUPLACER and CDL Call 304- 354-615 extension 106 TODAY; .and just remember, it's all FREE. Church News THE LITTLE KANAWHA INDEPENDENT CHURCH There will be a special Song Service at the Little Kanawha Independent Church on Apr. 12, at 11:00 a.m. The Joyfulaires will be the featured sing- ers. Come out and join us for a joyful time in the Lord. Pastor Ronzel Rob- erts. Everyone Welcome. 00-lGilmer Goings OnJ-00 RED HAT GADABOUTS It's Spring, Red Hat Gadabouts! Let's get out and celebrate the season and the birthday of the Red Hat Society! On Thurs., Apr. 9, we will meet for lunch at the Fire Department at 12 noon. The menu will be spaghetti, garlic toast, a salad, beverage and dessert, and the cost is $6 per plate. We will also have a silent auction, so please bring something unwrapped to sell that would be a suitable birth- day gift. If you plan to attend, please call Yvonne at 462-7856 by Mon., April 6. New members welcome! THE GC BEEKEEPERS MEETING Gilmer County Beekeepers meeting will be on Tues., Apr. 21,2015 atthe Robert F. Kidd Library, at 6:30 p.m. Everyone invited-to attend. The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 Hannah's House Thrift Store ... ... Will hopefully be open May 1, 2015 in the Appcon Lumber building. We are now accepting donations for the thrift store. If you have items that you no longer want or need or you have left over yard sale items that you want rid of, we'll take them. We are not ac- cepting furniture at this time. All donations may be dropped off at the Appcon Lumber building. Sim- ply leave your donations in the doorway. It doesn't matter whether anyone is there or not. Thank you. Do You Need 8 Roof, Metal or Shingle? DO You Need 8 New Garage, Porch, Deck or Patlo? " DO You Need a New Kitchen, Bathroom, Hardwood Floor or Trio Job? If so, CaB us for Your  Ftmat 00Eric B. W'dliams Woodford's Accounting & Tax Service, LLC 216 East Main Street Glenville, WV 26351 /Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly Tax Services / Payroll Services  Non Se.eem: nt Call us for all of your Accounting needs! Jennifer M. Woodford 304-462-7041 Fax- $O4-46-7096 GLENV'ILLE STATE COLLEGE UPCOMING EVENTS AT GSC Brass Ensemble & Woodwind Ensemble Concerts Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m. Fine Arts Center Auditorium Annual Trillium Poetry Reading Friday, April 17th at 4:00 p.m. Mollohan Campus Community Center Multipurpose Room (Third Floor) Senior Art Show Opening Featuring Ryan Singleton Monday, April 20th at 5:00 p.m. Fine Arts Center Gallery