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Thursday, May 21, 2009 The Glenvillc Democrat Page 11 Gilmer Goings On ilmerGoings ilmer Goings Ong Our Neighbors TOPS MEETING TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Tuesday at the Gilmer Public Library from 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Weigh in is from 5:00 p m.- 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Loretta Pugh at (304) 462-7777. Hope to see you there and lighter next week! VETERAN AFFAIRS OFFICER IN GLENVILLE Robert L. Villers. Veterans Affairs Service Officer. will be in Glenville at the Gilmer County Court House on May 26, 2009, at 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, to help veterans file claims, or to help veterans and their families in any way. For more information, call 304-927-0980. LITTLE KANAWHA VALLEY REUNION The Little Kanawha Valley Reunion BEGINNER CLOGGING/ FLATFOOTING There will be beginner clogging/ flatfooting at the Rec. Center Sun- days from 3-4 p.m. Time may be flex- ible and may include basics of sq uare dancing. There is a fee for the les- sons. All ages welcome. For more information, call Bonnie Webb at (304) 462-7656. VVV FOOD PANTRY DISBURSEMENT VVV Food Pantry Disbursement will be on Tuesday, May 26- Seniors and Victory from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. and USDA from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. There will NOT be an food disbursements in June or July. WEST FORK BOARD OF SUPER- VISORS MEETING The West Fork Conservation Board of Supervisors' monthly meeting wil OX ROAST The Smithville Community Center will be having an Ox Roast on Satur- day, May 23, 2009 from 4 pm to ? Menu will include Beef Sandwich, Scalloped Potatoes green beans. cole slaw. dessert and drink, for a donation. "KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS!" RELAY FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER Hospice Care Corporation Burnsville's 'Team Aaron is inviting everyone to join them for for an evening-of side-splitting laughter and fun as we enjoy the innocent wisdom on life from children in our commu- nity. Guaranteed to give you some great belly laughs! Locations are: May 22 at 6:30 p.m.- Braxton County High School gym: and May 30 at 6:30 p.m.- Calhoun County High School audito- rium. Tickets are available at the door. For more information and ticket prices, call (304) 517-8868 be held June 2. 2009 at the Gilmer will be May 24, 2009. It will take place ,_[ at the Burnsville Community Park County Recreation Center, beginning L at 9:00 a.m. Contact Dinah Hannah, Pavillion. This is for all of the relatives Administrative Officer at (304) 627- and friends who were dislocated due to the Burnsville Dam. Pass the word 2610 with any questions. around as we would like to see all of the old faces and some new School/Class ones. There will be a covered dish dinner at noon. If you play a musical Reunions instrument bring it and join in with ethers for a good time. There will be games and prizes throughout NORMANTOWN HIGH SCHOOL the day. If you would like to bring a60TH REUNION ift for the drawings feel free to do so. o Mark your calendars and join us for a day of fun, music and games, The Normantown High School gradu- ating class of 1949 will celebrate their Reunions ROANOKE REUNION Come jo0n us May 24, 2009 Sunday at Stonewall Jackson Park- Roanoke Building. Take 1-79 exit 91-Roanoke then South on Rd. 19 about three miles. Bring a covered dish and spend the day. We furnish-meat, bread, and table serv0ce. Free admission for the Reunion. HESS REUNION VERA(MILLER)BRADY BELL Vera (Miller) Brady Bell, of La Plata. MD. fomerly of Glenville, died Sunday, May 10, 2009. at Civista Memorial Hospital in La Plata. She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin (B.F.) and Alice Agatha (Hoffj Miller. She was born July 30. 1924. in Harmony, PA. She married Thomas G. Brady on September 4. 1943. He preceded her in death on October 10. 1969. She was also preceded in death by her second husband. Jesse Bell. Jr. She was a member of the'Waldorf Church of Christ. She is survived by one daughter, Sandy Vanhorn and husband. Rich- ard. of La Plata. MD; three sons: Roger Brady and wife, Vicki. of Ronceverte: Donald Brady and wile, Donna. of Caldwell: Brent Brady and wife. Patti. of Salisbury, MD: two brothers: Hunter Miller. of Loudon. TN. and Ralph Miller. of Ft. Myers, FL; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Visitation was Thursday, May 14, 2009, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Brent Brady and Rich- ard Vanhorn officiated. Burial was at the family cemetery at Shock. JAMES HARVEY COOPER James Harvey Cooper, age 81, of Troy, departed this life at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009, atthe Stone- wall .Jackson Memorial Hosnital emer- you may be surprised as to whom you may see. Hope to see you there! ATHLETIC BOOSTER MEETING There will be an Athletic Boosters meeting at May 21,2009 at 5:30 p.m. at Gilmer County High School. GILMER PARKS & RECREATION CENTER BOARD MEETING Will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 6 pm, in the Dining Hall. GILMER COUNTY HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION MEETING Will meet on Tuesday, June 2, at 10:00 am, at the History Center/Holt House. Public invited, for more info., call 304-462-7507. 60th reunDon at the Gilmer County Senior Center on Friday, May 22, 2009 beginning at 5:00 with dinner at 6:00. Please come and bring pictures, memorabilia, memones, and a good appetite. For information, call (304) 462-7892 or (304) 462-7773. CEDARVILLE SCHOOL REUNION The Cedarville School Reunion will be held on Saturday, May 23, at the Recreation Building at Obdar Creek State Park. Bring a covered dish and an auction item: coffee and eating utensils will be provided. Come and enjoy the day visiting with old school- mates: A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword. --Robert Burton MARINE C ORPS ,, RECRUITING Nadina Faye Wyant recently joined the Marine Corps through the De- layed Entry Program where she will be mentally and physically prepared to .undergo the rigors of recruit train- ing at Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Parris Island. SC,_She will graduate from Clay County High School in 2009. She will attend Marine Corps Recruit Training on June 22. 2009. Nadina Faye Wyant will undergo 13 weeks of training, to include: in- struction in first aid. general military subjects, physical fitness, Marine Corps history, and weapons familiar- lzation Most importantly, she will - ' L ,. earn the worlds' most coveted and sought-after title known to mankind. a "United States Marine:" Less than one percent of the entire American population has ever earned this title. Upon successful completion of re- cruit training, she will return home for recruit leave. From there, she will attend one of over 500 formal military occupational schools that she chose. She also will have up to $81.000 to- wards a college degree. She was rewuited by SGT. Reynolds/USMC from the Charles- ton. Recruiting office. ,iN "r NEW and USED PARTS . TOWING MONUMENT CO Proud .to sere, Gilmer County since 1959 G:ranite - Qua ii .y Wo .' ,ma.r sh The 39th'Annual Hess Reunion will gency room. following an extended be held at Cedar Creek State Park on illness. May24. There will be a covered dish He was born March 15. 1928, in dinner in the #3 shelter. PRITT REUNION The annual Pritt reunion will be held Saturday, June 20, 2009, at the Gilmer County Recreation Center. Food will be served at 12:00 noon. Please bring gift and covered dish. You Don't Have to Tell Twice By: Joseph J. Mazzella An early April snow had caught us New Jersey. He was the only child of the late Norris and Grace Herbert Cooper. Jim was a retired Commerical Electrician for Local 400 IBEW in New Jersey, a Merchant Marine and Coast Guard Vet during the Korean Conflict. He was also a member of the American Legion, VFW, Gilmer County Farm Bureau, and Mt. Ear- nest United Methodist Church. Mr. Cooper was an avid hunter, fisher- man, and farmer, whose interest in the Civil War was surpassed only by his love for his wife and children. On September 4, t948, he was married to his wife of 60 years, Ethel Pope Cooper, who survives at their Troy home, where they have lived for the past 30 years. Surviving are one son and one daughter; James Jay Cooper and his by surprise here in the mountains of wife. Laurie. of Howell. NJ, and Judy my home. Flowers that had just popped Smith. of Iva. SC. One grandson sur- out of the ground a week before were. vives:. Kevin Christopher Cooper. of now drowning in a sea of white. It felt Brick. NJ. like someone had turned back the clock two months. Slowly, it grew warm enough for the snow to begin to melt in the late afternoon, but soon the temperatures dipped again as the cold, evening air turned the melted snow into ice. Early the next morning, I walked out to my cars. I needed to take my sons to school and then had a 30- mile round trip to make after that. I won- dered which car to take. My little one had the better gas mileage, but the tires on my bigger one were less worn. Just as I took a step towards my little car. however, my foot slipped on a patch of black ice and I felt my body hitting the driveway. I got up slowly and smiled. "You don't have to tell me twice. God."? I said before heading over to start the car with the better tires. After dropping off my boys at school. I made the round trip safely. I felt my car hit patches of black ice several times, but each time the nres gripped and adjusted well. I found myself laughing and grinning, even with my still-sore left hip and shoul- der. I was happy I had followed God's guidance and I felt loved and watched over. God's loving guidance comes in many ways. You can hear its gentle Memorial services were held on Saturday, May 9. 2009. at the Mt. Earnest United Methodist Church. Rt. 18, Conings, with Rev. Alan Neal officiating. At the request of James, his cremains will be buried at a later date. Ellyson Mortuary. Inc.. assisted the family of James Harvey Cooper with arrangements. WILLIAM D. "BILL" ELLYSON William D. "Bill" Ellyson, age 63, of Fort Washington. MD. departed this life Monday, May 11. 2009. at his residence, following an unexpected illness. He was born October 5, 1945, the son of the late Gideon J and Alma Harvey Ellyson. Bill was an Iron Worker ("Local #5" ) in Fort Washington, MD, a gradu- ate of Troy High School (Class of 1965), member of the NRA, Moose Club, and a Baptist by faith. Surviving is one sister and one brother, Velma Jean Adams and hus- band, Wade, of Harrisville, and Charles Ellyson, of Beach City, OH. Also surviving are two nieces and five nephews: Debra Ellyson; Jessica Mosser; and Dan. Don, Alan, Kevin. PEARL BEATICE HART GERWIG Pearl Beatrice Hart Gerwig, 81. of Grantsville, Calhoun County, went to heaven to be with the Lord on Mon- day, May 1 !, 2009. She was the daughter Of the late William and Mae Frame Hart She and her husband wereowners of Western Auto of Grantsville. She was also a member of The First Bap- tist Chinch of Grantsville. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Phillip Gerwig, and three chil- dren: Patricia Sue Gerwig Rosner. of Germantown. MD; Thomas Richard (wife Jamie) Gerwig, of Grantsville: and Janey Ellen Gerwig Hudkins (hus- band Roger), of Mineral Wells: her sister, Pauline Wilson, of Cowen: and ten grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Floda White, Glennard Hart, Vernie Stewart. Nellie Hamric Davis, Leo Fowler. Edna Meadows, Rosalie White. Hubert Hart, Darius Hart, Edward Hart. Charles Hart, and Herbert Hfirt. Services were held Friday, May 15 2009, at Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville. Burial was in Clem at the Hart Cemetery in Braxton County. Rev. Alfred Hickman officiated. JOHN W. JAMISON John W. Jamison, age 76. of Buckhannon, formerly of Glenville. departed this life at 1:15 a.m., Mon- dav. Mav 18. 2009. in the Hoibrook Nursing Home, tbllowing a coura- DENISE GENE SCHNUR Denise Gene, Schnur. 65. passed away Sunday, May 17. 2009. at the palliative care unit of Nortons Hosparus Unit. She was born June 20. 1943. in Amherst, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents. Eldred and Mary Louise Balozi Gainer. She was a lov- ing wife, mother, and grandlnother who found great love for classical music, and for playing the violin. She also had a great love for animals. She was a faithful member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. She is survived by her loving hus- band of 34 years. Richard A. Schnur: her son. Steven Robert Schnur: her daughter, Robyn Lynn Campos ~ John R. Campos), of Ft. Belvoir. VA: her stepson. Dr. Richard A. Schnur II (Patty). of Brandenton. FL: her sister. Ferol Reimer (Allen), of Mobile. AL: and her nine grandchildren. She also had several aunts and uncles: sister- in-law. Carolyn Bassett (Franklym, ofAnnadale. VA: and nieces and neph- ews. She was also close to Richard's cousins, Betty Schnur. Monaei Schnur. and Raymond C. Schnur Jr. (Jan). A service to eel ebrate Denise's life will be held Thursday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Anchorage, KY. with burial at Cave Hill Cemetery. -Expressions are requested to Hosparus. KY Humane Society or Food for the Poor. geousbattle with cancer. U.S. News Ranks A memorial graveside service is being planned for the first weekendin June. A complete obituary and ser- WVSOM Highly vice schedule will follow at a later date. Family requests in lieu of floral in Rural and tributes donations in John's memory made to the American Cancer Soci- ri'amil Medicine JL IL~ ety. U.S. News & World Report's2010 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" has been released, and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic SUSIE IRENE MOSSER Medicine has been recognized in two categories in the prestigious rankings. Susie Irene Mosser, age 84, of WVSOM is ranked in Rural Medi- Woodlyn Dr. (Sunset Acres)Weston, cine (tied for #15) and Family Medi- departed this life at 1:40 p.m., Wednes- cine (tied for # 17). This year repre- day,May 13,2009, inStonewallJack- sents the 1 lth consecutive year that son Memorial Hospital, Weston, fol- WVSOM has been ranked, in some lowing an extended illness, fashion, by U.S. News magazine. She was born on June 26, 1924, in "These rankings reflect positively GilmerCounty. She was the daughter on WVSOM's national reputation," of the late Emery and Ottie Conrad says WVSOM president Richard Allen. Rafes, J.D.. Ph.D. "'I would like to Mrs. Mosser was a homemaker and send out my congratulations to every- member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist one faculty, staff, students, and Church. alumni - for the role they have played On August 25, 1955, she was united in making this possible.'" in marrmge to Oliver Mosser. who According to the"2008 Health Sci- survives at their Sunset Acres home. ences and Rural Health Report" from Survivng are one son. Cary M. Cox the West Virginia Higher Education and wife, Linda, of New Gloucester. Policy Commission. 69% of 2006-07 Maine: four grandchildren: Derrick. WVSOM graduates chose a primary Jeffrey, Timothy, and Shannon Cox: care residency. Primary care medical two great-grandchildren: Caleb A. and fields include family medicine, emer- Megan Cox; two sisters: Veda James gency medicine, internal medicine. and husband, Mike, of Normantown: pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology. Greda James and husband, Everett, of "Traditionally, WVSOM has been Weston; and many nieces and neph- strong in supplying quality primary ews. care physicians for practice in West Susie was preceded in death by one Virginia and for our nation's health son. Larry Junior Cox. She was also care system. The high percentage of preceded by two brothers. Garland our graduates who enter primary care and JackAllen. fields is reflected in the positive Funeral services were conducted rankings the college received in the on Saturday, May 16,2009,atEllyson Family and Rural Medicine catego- Mortuary Inc.. with Rev. Richard ries this year." explains Dr. Rafes. Westfall officiating. Burial will fol- The results were calculated from a low in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Nor-survey of 126 fully accredited mantown. Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., as- allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) sisted the family of Susie Mosser with medical schls frm acrss the cun- arragements, try. Both the U.S. News & World Report graduate school magazine and the America' s Best Graduate Schools ROLLINS guidebook will be available for news- stand purchase on April 28. The Mrs. Rollins, 73, of Aiken, died rankings are also available online at Saturday, May 16. 2009 at her resi- Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., is assisting the family of John W. Jamison with arrangements. At. o Offe rir g Corr p uter Des .ga 765 US-HWY 33 East of We tor 269-5573 or 1-888-269-5573 PANTHER PRIMITIVES' 2009 DECADE CLUB Panther Primitives. the tent factory in Normantown. is pleased to announce out newest Decade Club Member: Sue Moore Sue started working in the office at Panther Primitives in 1999 We're happy she's with us and we hope she stays another 10 years? We're proud to announce that Sue is ourl 8th Decade Club member. Congratulations, Sue. and welcome to the Decade Club? Bennett and Son Monuments & Markers Inside and outside displays Grantsville 354-6162 . -... SUE MOORE whisperin your heart. You can listen and Roger Ellyson. Several gre'at deuce. WVSOM is an award-winning, to it come out in the touching lyrics of nieces and nephews also survive. Also A daughter of the late Harvey dynamic institution where a cutting a beautllul song. You can see it in the survivingisaspecialfriend, Georgette Stoneking and Golda Gay Williams edge curriculum exists side by side wise passage of a book. You can no- Duchak lice itin an overheard scrapofconver- Bill was "receded in death b" two Stoneking, she was born in Charles- with the traditional values of care, . . P y ton, WV and had lived in Glenville, compassion, and empathy. WVSOM satin'Yucan feelntlnthequmtness" . brothers, Ma- nardandRal"hEll- sony y , WV before moving to Aiken in 1951. offers a legacy of excellence and is ot nature. You can even get it when and one nephew, Charles Ellyson, Jr. Before retiring in 1991, she had recognized worldwide for its efforts youlalltothepavementofyourdrive- Funeral services were conducted worked for over twenty years as a lab in rural, family, and primary care way,.Howeverltcomestoyou,though, Sunday, May 17 2009 at the Ellyson tech for Westinghouse at the Savan- medicine. Visit WVSOM online at dont turn away from it. Don't make Mortuary Inc. with l ev. Bill Hunt nah River Site, but it was being a God have to tell you twice. Listen to officiating. Burial followed in the devoted and loving mother, grand- H!m the hrst time. Trust Him,. love Alice Cemetery. Ellyson Mortuaryd mother and great grandmother that ram, and follow Him. He will take Inc. assisted the familyofW.D."Bi{l' defined her. She held the distinction you to ever greater love, joy, and Ellyson with arrangements, of being the first female, school bus learning. He will keep you sate and . lead you home. , driver, starting in 1953 and she at- Joe Mazzella is a GSC alumnus and ~.~J tended the New Ellenton Church of Nicholas Co. Free-lancer. the Nazarene. In addition to her parents, she was ICe predeceased by a baby brother, a sis- "- n ter; Lorgetha Keesecker and her . daughter, Cheryl Merriett. Mrs. Rollins is survived by a son; Dewitt (Andrea) Rollins, Aiken and two daughters; Kay Kirkbride, Aiken and e, In Brenda Gay (Eddie) Williams, k pt Se Murrells Inlet, SC. She is also sur- Jac Is Se | rvlc c. vived by six grandchildren and five e e M I Day great, grandchildren. Expressions of sympathy for the Will Obs rv emoria " Rollins family may be left at Monday May 25, 2009 . Memorial donati ons. in her memory We Will Operate on a One-Day Delay Please set items out the night before Recycling Schedule will operate on a One Day Delay. ***Have A Safe Holiday.t*** may be directed to The American Heart Association. 520 Gervais St. Suite 300. Columbia, SC 29201 It's easy to transform your back- yard into a luxury outdoor envi- ronment with a little imagination and a few cans of spray paint.