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BREAI) FR()M (;()I)'S OVIEN GARY L. "BUTCH" MILDRED L. REED MESSENGER Mildred L. Reed, 88, born in Gilmer County Feb. 19, 1916 passed away April 6, 2004 in Akron, Ohio. Be- loved wife of the late Floyd Reed, loving mother of Ran (Bridget) Reed, dearest grandmother of six. Dear great-grandmother of 16. Dear sister of John (Vivian) Furr (deceased) & Donald (Irene) Martin. Dear aunt. Graveside services were held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Akron, OH April 9, 2004. HERBERT R. HOLBERT Gary L. "Butch" Messenger, 59, of Pipestem, formerly of Weston, de- parted this life April 14, 2004. He was born October 10, 1944 in Weston, son of Lester O. Messenger and Virginia (Simmons) Messenger of Linn, who survive. Mr. Messenger was a 1962 gradu- ate of Troy High School. Upon gradu- ation, he entered the U.S. Army and served in Germany. He worked at Halliburton for seven years and Dowell/Dowell Schlumberger until retirement as an equipment operator and hazardous material transporter. Butch will be remembered for his love of family, friends, and colleagues. His hobbies included watching NASCAR racing, fishing, and read- ing. His children were his life, but his passion was his grandchildren. Twice married, he is survived by his wife of 29 years, Laren Danser Mes- senger. Also surviving is his second wife, Debbie Bradburry Messenger. Mr. Messenger is survived by one son, Gary U Messenger II of Roanoke, VA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Christina "Tina" and husband, Jason Bamette of Weston; Heather and hus- band, Randy Hatfield of Knoxville, TN; five grandchildren, Kelsea Mes- senger, Logan and Hayden Barnette, and Kylie and Bryce Hatfield; one brother, John Messenger of Glenville; one sister, Linda Woofter of Paintsville, KY; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service were held on April 19, at the Boyle Funeral Home in Weston. Interment followed at the Troy Cemetery. Herbert Randolph Hotbert, 83, hus- band of L. Margaret McCarty Halbert, of Greenville, SC, died Sunday, April 18, 2004. Born in Weston, on May 20, 1920, Mr. Halbert was the son of the late Randolph Anderson and Georgia Freda Williams Halbert, formerly of Morgantown. He was retired after twenty-eight years in furniture sales with Sears and Henderson Furniture. While attending Glen ville State Teach- ers College, Glenville, Mr. Halbert was inducted into the US Army serv- ing in WWII as radio technician in Rhineland, Central Europe, and Ardennes Campaigns for which he was awarded three bronze stars. He met Margaret McCarty of Indepen- dence, MO, while stationed in Kansas City and married her on January 29, 1944, in Columbus, GA, while in para- trooper jump school at Fort Benning. After the war Mr. Halbert attended KU in Lawrence, KS, and then began a twenty year career in quality control with Hercules Powder Company. Af- MELVA DELL ROBINSON tar working in Kansas and Western Maryland for Hercules, Mr. Halbert Melva Dell Robinson, 88, of Scott moved his family to Greenville, SC, Depot, died April 16, 2004, at St. in 1965. Never meeting a stranger and Mary's Hospital, Huntington. always enjoying a good tease, Mr. She was a loving wife and mother, Halbert was a member of the Ameri- and a homemaker. She was a member can Radio Relay League (ARRL), a of St.Andrew United Methodist national association for amateur/ham Church, St. Albans. radio operators. Mr. Halbert was a She was preceded in death by her member of Faith Free Presbyterian parents, Sylvanus and Alice Church. He accepted the Lord as his McCartney,agreat-grandchild, Evan personal Saviour on May 20, 1932. Starghill;hersisters, OpalMcCartney Surviving in addition to his wife, Roberts, Dessel McCartney Stump, are four children: son, Randy Halbert Ella McCartney Wilson, Fanny Jo and wife Eunice, of Glendale, AZ; McCartney Stump, Tink McCartney daughters, Molly Bulla and husband Mahaney, Myrtha Gals McCartney Donald of Greenville; Becky Farmer Morris, Kits McCartney Engle, and and husband Curtiss of Germantown, by her brothers, Heldon McCartney, TN; and son, Richard Halbert of Mack McCartney, and Loren Buck Lenexa, KS; a sister, Oreta Halbert McCartney. Dawson, of Vienna, VA; five grand- Surviving are her husband, Leroy sons: and three great-grandchildren. Robinson; her daughter, Alice Ann In addition to his parents, he was VanPelt and her husband, Ben; her preceded in death by a sister Helen son, Edward Lee Robinson and his Halbert Moore, formerly of wife, Jeanette, of Charleston; her sis- Clarksburg. ters, Marb Smith of Grantsville; The family expresses heartfelt ap- _ Myrtle Roberts and Mary Bowe, both preciation for the quality care given of Stumptown; and Parge Kent and Mr. Halbert by the doctors, nurses, her husband, Richard of VA; her and staff of the Cancer Center of the brothers, Sull McCartney of Carolinas, especially his oncologist, Glenville;HunterPellMcCartneyand Dr. Kathy Christman. wife, Betty, of Morgantown; Donald Funeral services were help April McCartney and wife, Ann of 21, at Faith Free Presbyterian Church, Stumptown; grandchildren, David Greenville, SC, with Dr. A1 Cairns Scott VanPelt and wife, Coolie, Gre- and Rev. Michael Barrett officiating, gory Aaron VanPelt, Brooke Nicole Burial followed at Woodlawn Memo- Robinson-Starghill and husband, Eric, rial Park. and Summer Beth Robinson; great-. Inlieuofflowersmemorialsmaybe grandchildren, Chad Cecil, Shana made to the Geneva Reformed Semi- Cecil Pratte, Troy VanPelt, Alissa nary, 1207 Haywood Road, VanPelt, Michael VanPelt; and a Greenville, SC 29615. great-great-grandchild, Caner Pratte. Services were held April 18, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St Albans, the Rev. Loretta Isaiah officiated. Burial followed in theTyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. MAUDE AMBER SECKMAN Maude Amber Seckman, 93, of Walnut Street, Glenville, died at 6:15 pm on Sunday, April 18, 2004 in Worthington Manor in Parkersburg, following an extended illness. Born on Sep. 17, 1910 in Center Point, Doddridge Co., she was a daughter of the late D.J. Barr and Verna May (Teats) Barr. She was roamed to Cecil Gail Seekan, who preceded her in death. Survivors include four daughters, Trudy Knapp of Glenville; Janice Rumbach of Ocala, FL; Deanna Rupelli, Laguna Niguel both of CA; and Beverly Butcher of Parkersburg; two sons, Samuel Seckman of Long Bottom, OH; and Mike Seckman of Parkersburg; one sister, Clara Swiger of Salem; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Davis Otto "Sonny" Seekan; three sisters, Opal Cottrill, Grace Sweeney, and Pearl Fleming; one brother, Allen Barr; and two half- brothers, Frank Barr and Punch Ban'. Mrs. Seekan was retired from Glenville State College, where she worked in the Student Union with ten years service. She was a 1929 gradu- ate of West Union High School; at- tended the Baptist Church in Glenville; and was a great cook. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 22, at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Russell Furr officiating. Inter- ment will follow in the Weston Ma- sonic Cemetery in Weston. THOMAS AVERY WOOD, JR. Thomas Avery Wood, Jr., 68, of Sand Ridge, passed away April 13, 2004 in Roane General Hospital, Spencer following a brief illness. Born July 9, 1936, He was a son of the late Thomas Avery and Viola Umstead Wood. He was a former employee of the West Virginia De- partment of Highways and Weston State Hospital, as well as Jackson's Mill 4-H grounds at Weston. He was a member of the Rosedale Baptist Church at Rosedale. Surviving are two daughters, Debra Mosely of Yuma; Az and Ramona Morris of Athens, AL; a son, Thomas Avery wood, III, of Tuscan, AZ; one sister, Thelma Wire of Grantsville; one brother, O'Dell Wood of Stumptown. Several grand and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his wife carol, a half sister, Belva Umstead Carpenter of OH; a sister, Maggie Burrows of WV; and broth- ers, Guy wood, Warren George Wood, Denver James Wood and Romeo (Jake) Wood. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 24 at Stump Funeral Home in Amoldsburg. Rev. David Morris will officiate. Inter- ment will be in the Collins-Commu- nity Cemetery at Stumtown. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour Thursday, Apr. 22, 2004 --- The Gienville Democrat/Patht'mder-- Page 711 Wise signs S.B. 448 into law Gov. Bob Wise recently Signed into law S.B. 448, relating to Com- munity and Technical Colleges. "The fundamental mission of West Virginia's community and technical college system is to meet the educa- tion and training needs of our state's businesses and our workforce," Wise said. "This bill gives.., colleges the independence and authority they need to fulfill this very important mission for the benefit of all West Virgin- ians." This bill establishes a separate gov- erning system for community and technical colleges, allowing them "a genuine opportunity to grow and suc- ceed." Wise noted the concerns raised by legislators, educators and community members of Mercer and McDowell counties. "I appreciate the concerns that have been raised by Bluefield State's sup- porters, in particular the fear of losing the nationally accredited associate degree programs that are important to Bluefield State's survival," Wise said. "As written, this bill protects Bluefieid State's survival. "I have been assured by members of the Community and Technical Col- lege Council that there is no talk, no plan and no intent to move the other programs, including the engineering technology and radiological techni- cian programs from Biuefield State College to New River Community and Technical College, I take these assurances very seriously, and I will hold the members to their word." Wise also has asked the council to convene a summit in Bluefield be- tween administrations, faculties and supporters of Bluefield State College and New River Community and Tech- nical College to further address any concerns. This bill also allows Concord, Fairmont, Shepherd and West Vir- ginia State colleges to rename them- selves as universities. Saul's Conversion - Saved Before Baptism Larry I~ Keenan, Pastor The reader needs to realize that chosen vessel' and was told he is this is the dispensation of the Spirit praying which is the action of a be- of God. The New Testament tells us liever and John 3:18 tells us that a thatregenerationistheworkofGod's believer is not condemned. Holy Spirit which is the Comforter The chronology of events raises that was promised by the Lord. The an interesting problem for those who Spirit of God came at Pentecost and are wedded to the water. Since there empowered the Church. John 3:5 is are those who believe that baptism is speaking of being born of the Spirit. absolutely necessary for the conver- In the conversion of Saul of Tar- sion of the sinner, why did Ananias sus, the things which aresaid of Saul first restore Saul's sight instead of by the Lord on the road to Dam- baptizing him, especially since, ac- ascus, and again as the Lord spoke cording to the water gospelers, his to Ananias, are things which can soul had already been in jeopardy for only be spoken of a man who has 3days?IfSaul, ablindman,couldbe been saved or converted. Saul was led by the hand into Damascus as the convicted of his wrong doing as the scriptures tell us, he could certainly Lord told him, "it is hard for thee to have been led by the hand to be kick against the pricks. "This same baptized as a blind man. You don't thinghappenedwhenPeterpreaehed need sight to be baptized. Another at Pentecost (Acts 2:37) and we read question which arises is found in "now when they heard this, they Paul's testimony before King Agrippa were pricked in their heart." They (Acts 26:14-18). Here Paul does not were convicted of their sin which mention baptism when recounting led to their conversion, his conversion. Now if baptism is an Jesus made it clear that he was essential part of attaining salvation appearing to Saul to make him a of the soul, wouldn't you think Paul minister and a witness and he was would have mentioned it. sending him forth at that very in- To the honest reader, these are the stant CNOWISEND THEE') while facts of scripture. Beware of those still on the road to Damascus and who would wrest the scriptures to three days before he was baptized, their own destruction by the fallible Furthermore, Ananias was told "he teachings of men. is a chosen vessel" not 'he will be a More next issue. KANAWHA DRIX'E CHURCH Rt. 5, Giendll, W.Va. Glenv!lle Moose Lodge #2604 Vistt "Chtpper" at the Glenville Moose Lodge Eaterys private dining room. Open Tuesday- Saturday 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. *Daily specials* Steak * Seafood * Pasta * Affordable prices Comfortable family atmosphere. Members and Guests INTERSECTION OF MINEedL ROAD AND SYCAMORE ROADS, G NVIZZE. CARL E. NICHOLS 20-22 East Main Street * WV Phone 462-8612 OPEN BY APPOINTMENT WALK-IN HOURS Saturday 8 a.rn. to noon Sunday 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bennett and Son Monuments & Markers CLOSED Every Wednesday o- Proud to serve Gilmer County since 1959 Lisa Select Granite Quality Workmanship Also Offering Computer Design Rt. 33 West of Weston 269-5573 or 1-888-269-5573 Ledbetter ~ At t.~ne. 9king for a New Home? Then give me a call at light O O O O O O .,mm,.I. the services. ,, un M ZlS~ upenl ~ere~ ms.ol m P, menca t.,ancer ~-- "'ay ~-" the ~---'ng ~-----n~e "-~-~--n~-~----~ one glass bottle we can ,. with cancer survivors completing the first lap. This year thel FOIl UFE Luminaria (votive candles in paper bags with send) will be lining 1 00-watt bulb ,u,='- 4 hours the track area. The Lumlnada will be lit In memory and honor o," a loved ones and friends who have had cancer. The Lighting prior to Rehab, Therapy Available We would like to thank the Lutheran Youth Group for visiting us. We had a wonderful time and thank you for making beautiful decorations for our bedroom doors. Hope to see you again soon! Ceremony will begin at dusk, and everyone is invited to attend. ~We want to give everyone an opportunity to pay tribute to their loved ones and friends AND help fight the disease that claims so many lives. You do not need to be an actual participant in the celebration to take ~part in this Idbute. With your donation, the name of the individual you designate will be placed on a lumlnada bag to be lit on Friday evening. If you would like to participate in our candle lighting, ~form below. Completed bags will be available for contribute to place around the track themselves, ff desired, on the date of the event. Othen~se, all bags will be place., uy volunteers once the event begins. Thank You. '~ Please llgl~ cmNUe im memory o homer of my loved m m~mtm~ um J ~wMMe~l wire Itms IImd emeeer. will ~ my le~,ll Amerle4m ~ ~lety. Donor Name: (PLEASE PRINT) Addre~i: Are you aware that our facility can offer short-term rehab for those who are able to return home? We have speech, occupational and physical therapies; restorative program and planned daily activities. If you would like more information about our home, the services we can provide or payment options and the admission procedure give us a call. (Suggested OomUon) SS.Oo per ~mwr~ Amotmt ~. Amount F.nammd PO Box 152 SimJ FOdK. WV 26430 Call 1-800-287-2317 or 462-7423 for more information! Our annual flea market is May 8, 8-4 p.m. The sale spaces are rented at $8.00 per space (car parking space). There is limited space available. We are located behind Foodland Plaza. Contact the activity department at (304) ~In Memory Of: In Honor Of: - (A Cmc~ Survivor) 462-5718 today! A copy of the Americ81Cancw' Sockmty, Mid*Atlantic Division. Inc. Fmsn,ial Statement hi =wsllablefrom t For more information, call 462-5718 , ~.,~.,~c.~s.~o.~,~,.,~,,,..,c~,o~..=~...,o ,,,~ I t~