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Page hA -- The (;lenville Democrat Thursday, June 4. 2009 High School JOHN W. JAMISON John W. Jamison, age 76, of Buckhannon (formerly of Glenville), dcpartcd this life at 1:15 a.m. Mon- day, May 18, 2009, at Holbrook Nurs- ing home, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born December 7, 1932, in Gilmer County, he was the son of the late Coy and Rosie Chapman Jamison. Mr. Jamison was a graduate of Glen- ville High School class of 1951, an Air Force Veteran of the Korean Con- flict, a retired postal clerk, and owner and operator of Glenville Pizza Shop for more than 30 years. He was also a member of the Glenville Lions Club, Shriners, Masons and a member of the Glenville First Baptist Church. John had a deep passion for NASCAR, Richard Petty, and camping at Char- lotte Motor Speedway. He also en- joyed, Glenville State College and West Virginia football. John was well known around the community as be- ing a laid-back, talk-to-anyone type of guy, and he will be missed by all who knew him. On June 17, 1961, he was united in marriage to Wilma Fui-r Jamison, who survives at their Buckhannon home. Surviving is one daughter, Chris Schimmel and husband Steve, of Buckhannon, and one grandson, Aus- tin Schimmel, also of Buckhannon. Also surviving is one brother, Rodney Jamison and wife Sue, of Lakeland FL; two nephews, Bill Jamison of Nebane, NC, and Ronald Jamison Jr., of Baltimore; and one niece, Rhonda Jamison, of Cham- pagne, IL. John was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Jamison. Graveside memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 7, 2009, at the Stalnaker Cem- etery with Rev.' Jim Huff officiating. The family requests that in lieu of floral tributes, donations in John's memory be made to the American Cancer Society. Ellyson Mortuary Inc., is assisting the family of John W. Jamsion with arrangements. JANICE LYNN PERDUE Janice Lynn (Mick) Perdue, 73, of VIRGINIA McLAUGHLIN WEST ( Exchange Student Virginia "Jenny" McLaughlin West, Information 93, ofSt. Albans, passed away Thurs- Thinking about welcoming an ex- day, May 21, 2009, at her residence, change student? Now's the time! with her family by her side.Sharing daily life with a teenager She was born December 25, 1915, from another country and culture is a in Webster Springs to the late Will- rich and rewarding experience, and iam and Irene Griffith McLaughlin. it's a wonderful way to bring more She was also preceded in death by understandingintotheworld. Ifyou've Dave, George, Dudley and Julius ever thought about welcoming an ex- McLaughlinandFraOcesMcLaughlin change student into your home and Gabbert. family, now's the time to learn more. Jenny grew up in Richwood and AFS, the leading international high graduated from Richwood Highschool student exchange program, School in 1933. She was married in needs families in our community to 1935 to Samuel West, who also pre- host high school students for an ace- ceded her in death; they were married demic year or six months. Students for 63 years, arrive in August• Throughout the years, she was a Allkindsoffamiliescanhost-two- Cub Scout leader, a Brownie and Girl parent households with young chil- Scout leader, president of the West dren or teenagers, single-parent fami- Virginia Hospital Association for lies, families with adopted children, Volunteers, and a member of the St. foster parents, as well as couples and Albans Woman's Club. She was a single people who do not have chil- lifelong volunteer, homemaker, and a dren, or who have grown children. devoted wife, mother, grandmother One of the most important charac- and aunt. teristics of a host family is being eager She is survived by her loving chil- and excited to share your life and dren: daughters, Janette West Mar- activities, while providing the same tin, of St. Albans; and Helen Gates, of kind of care, support, and comfort as Milton, DE; son and daughter-in-law, you would to your own child or fern- Howard and Gretchen West, ofily members. Frostburg, MD; adopted son and AFS students come from more than daughter, Michael and Chalida Ng; 40 countries ahd represent many dif- and brother, Valjean McLaughlin, of ferent cultural and socioeconomic Orlando, FL. Also surviving are her backgrounds. Local AFS volunteers loving grandchildren: Aaron Martin enroll students in high school and and his wife Lisa, of Ashland, KY; support students and their families to ReneeScharf(Jason),ofCumberland, help both gain the most from their MD; Karen Bennett, of Keyser; and experience. In addition to host fatal- Jason and Alex Ng; great-grandchil- lies, AFS needs people who are inter- dren Wyatt and Sophie Martin; Sarah ested in becoming volunteer liaisons Midyett; P.J. Cavali; Amanda and to work locally with families andtheir Austin Bennett; and 35 neices and hosted students. nephews. ~ Anyone interested in learning more A memorial service was held on:~ about hosting or volunteering with Tuesday, May 26, at Bartlett- AFS should visit Chapman Funeral Home, in St..hostfamilyorcal1800-876-2377. AFS Albans. Interment ofcremains was at Intercultural Programs/USA is a non- Stalnaker Cemetery. profit, 501(c)3 organization. The mission of A'FS is to work Like Glenville? ' toward a more just and peaceful world, Want to come back? by providing international and inter- Subscribe to cultural learning experiences to indi- viduals, families, schools, and corn- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder munities through a global volunteer and know when all the fun things partnership. are happening! ! l i!iiii!iiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiii ;; ; E 2 ;ii!i ii ii iiiiii iiiiiiiiiii iiiiii iiE iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iii!i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iii!!iiii iii!iiii i!i iiii iiiiii iiii! i ii ii!i ii iiiiii iiii i : i!i i iiii!i!i iiiiiii iii! iiii iiiii i ii ii!i!iiii iii ~iiiii iliii! ~i[!i::~i~ii~!~: ~i::iHii!Hiii!: '~r '~s!:'~!!!~diiii:iii~ : N.H.S. Class of 1959: Tony Collins, Ernest Isenhart, charles Hardman, David White, Leonard Minigh, Lane Smith, Rondal Sprouse, Bob Sands, Mike Shock, Jerry Duelley, Margaret (Boggs) Wright, Kathleen (Norman) Miller, Doris (Smith Cooper, Velma Sholes, Mescal (James) Kuhl. :?ii!!!;;i)ii)iiiiilif;Fi!!iiill - !:~ii:i: :~:!:i!~!ii~;iiiiiii;!:iiiiiiiii¸ :iiiiiiii~i~iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil DeceasedMembers of the Class: Ella (Skidmore) Nicholos, Fern (James) Helmick, Roger Brannon, Edgar Moss, Richard Brady, Glena (Sholes) Marshall, Rodney Moss. 50th Class Reunion Held By class of N.H.S. He commented on what it was like being in that last class. He had also been a teacher and principal as N.E.S. Jerry Duelley redid a poem ,Not For Me." Lane Smith had some remarks about our school days at N.H.S. ' i Mike Shock had some remarks also about some of his memories at N.H.S. ! 1 He a~so presented Mescal kuhl with an "engraved bowl for her dedication to the class and for organizing the class reunions, This came as quite a surprise to her. Mescal then presented Sue Collins with a plate in apprecia- tion for all of her hard work. Tony Collins then had the closing remarks, thanking everyone for a wonderful evening. There were 15 classmates in atteia- dance for this. We had door prizes and bags of memorabilia for each class- mate. Those attending were Tony and Sue Collins of Normantown, Doris (Smith) Cooper and Friend from Claremore, OK., Jerry and Sue Duelley of LaGrange, OH., Charles Trenton, passed away Friday, May Ten New Adler Scholarship Normantown Alumni Assoc. andBonnieHardmanofGlenBurnie, 22, 2009, at her home. She was born MD., Ernest Isenhart of Glenville, on March 20, 1936, in Cox's Mills. The Normantown High School class Tony Collins then welcomed ev- MescalUames)KuhlofNormantown, i She graduated from GilmerCounty Recipients Announced of l959 held their 50th reunion at the eryone to this event. A tribute to the Kathleen(Norman)MillerandGeorge 1 Gilmer County Senior Center on Fri- deceased classmates was read by of Windham, OH., Leonard and Jean High School and attended Glenville day, May 22, 2009, from 5:00 to 9:00. Charles Hardman and a candle was lit Minigh of JaneLew, Robert and Becky State College. She had worked for the Six Lewis County High School Middletown City Schools Board of seniors and two students from both Education and Armco Steel in the Webster County High School and purcba~ir~g ~[eitarlntent ....Gilmer Cotajty Jtigh, ~chool were She was a devoted wife, motla'er awarded scholarships from the M.. and grandmother. She was preceded William"Bill"AdlerScholarshippro- in death by her parents, Okey Clyde gram at Weston's Stonewall Jackson and Velma (Stutler) Mick and by a Memorial Hospital. The scholarship sister, Dr. Carol White. She is sur- is designed to assist high school se- vived by her loving and devoted hus- niors pursuing a career in healthcare. band of 42 years, Paul Mark Perdue, Bruce Adler, one of the late M. ginia Wesleyan College in pre-med; Ashley Burkhammer, daughter of Debra Burkhammer, of Weston, who'~ will attend the University of Charles- ton in pre-pharmacy;and Amanda Davis, daughter of David and Willa Davis, of Weston, who will attend Davis and Elkins College in nursing. Gilmer County seniors, Samantha Loudin and Kristi Messenger, also received one-year awards• Webster her children, Jeff and Brenda (Pyles) William Adler's children, awarded County students receiving a $1.000 Litton, of NC; Paula (Perdue) and six scholarships to students at LCHS award were Ctaarla Davis and Skylcr TimCox, of Middletown;andPenney during an awards ceremony on Fri- McCoy. The tree-year awardees can Perdue, of Trenton; herstep-children, day, May 22. reapply after their freshman year for Mark and Lisa (Perdue) and Jim LCHS seniors, Katie Gum andmore financial assistance. Kholer, of Trenton; her grandchil- KaylaCavins, werethe top awardees. The Adler Scholarship was cre- dren, Brittany Litton, Tyler Wier, Each will receive $1,00O per year for ated to honor a well-known Weston Casey Litton and Kelsie Cox; her four years of college, businessman/historian, M. William step-grandchildren, Christopher Per- Cavins, of Orlando, is receiving a "'Bill" Adler. Adler had been a mem- due, Allison Perdue, Sam Mattingly, $4,000 scholarship for her studies at ber of the SJMH Board of Directors MaxMattingly, AdamKohler, Bobbie West Virginia Wesleyan College in from 1975,untilhisdeathin2002. He Kohler and Tom Vunak. Buckhannon, in pre-medicine. She is was actively involved in hospital ac- The family would like to thank the the daughter of Randal Cavins. of tivities and served on every commit- staff of the Mr. Pleasant Ret. Village Orlando, and Kimberly Runyon, of tee there. Both healthcare and educa- Rehabilitaion Unit, the Trenton Res- Buckhannon. While at LCHS, shetion were important to Mr. Adler. and cue Squad and the Atrium Medical participated in Interact, Book Club, SJMH thought that providing educe- Center for their professionalism and and Foreign Language Club. tional opportunities for students in wonderful care. Gum, of Broad Run. Jane Lew, healthcare was the peri"ect way to Funeral services were held on was the second $4,000 Adler Scholar- honorhim. SJMH began the program Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Baker- ship winner. She plans on attending in 2004, and 33 students have been Stevens Funeral Home with Revs. Fairmont State University in nursing, awarded scholarships since its incep- Kenneth Fey and Carol McCleary HerparentsareRobertandAlisaGum. tion. officiating. Interment wilt be in the She was involved in Interact, Student The major fundraiser forthe schol- Woodside Cemetery. Condolences Council, and FFA at LCHS. She was arshipwill beagolftournamentspon- may be sent to the family at also onthesoccerandtennisteams, sored by SJMH. It will be held on FourLCHSseniorsreceived$1000 Monday, October 12. at Stonewall one-year scholarships and include: Resort in Le~is County. JAMES W. REED Mallory Miller, daughter of Kenneth Those interested in making other and Allison Miller, of Weston. She contributions to the scholarship fund will be attending Mountain State Uni- can send them to SJMH, Adler Schol- versity in nursing; Alex Oldaker, son arship Fund. 230 Hospital Plaza. of Brad and Marianne Oldaker, of Weston, WV 26452. Weston, who will attend West Vir- James W. Reed, 95, of Parkersburg, formerly 0f Troy, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2009. He was born August 20, 1913, in Troy, a son of the late Okey Reed and Pearl Matheny Reed. James attended school in Gilmer County and retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways. On December 29, 1936, James married Flo Davis Reed, who pre- ceded him in death on December 8, 1996. He is survived by one son, James H. "Jack" Reed and wife, Helen, of Parkersburg. In addition to his wile and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Rex Reed; Miner Reed; and Okey Reed, Jr. Services were held at Boyles Fu- neral Home in Weston on May 4, 2009, with Rev. Jimmie Joe Johnson officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Jane Lew. Memorial donations can be made to the Humane Society of Parkersburg, 29th and Poplar Streets, Parkersburg, WV 26101. The story of a mother's life: Trapped between a scream and a hug. ---Cathy Guisewite *** MINI-STORAGE, LLC 46 o444 ; Not enough room? See us for your storage needs! Multiple sizes monthly rates 5xl0 's 10xl0 's 10xl5 's 10x20 's Proud to serve GBmer County since 1959 Granite - Quaii y Wo mar,,ship Also Offerir g Computer Design Bennett and Son Monuments Markers Inside ,',' t outside displays Grantsville 354-6162 765 US-HWY 33 East O1[ Westort 269-5573 or 1-888-269-5573 The class consisted of 34 members, of which 27 are still living. Of the ten teachers that were there in 1959. only one is still living: Hanna Lou Hafdway, of Fairmont. For the reunion, the tables were decorated with the class colors, blue and white, and the class flower, the Iris. The evening opened with the blessing on the tbod by Lane Smith. A wonderful meal was enjoyed by all. Part of the dessert was a cake made by Donna Moore and decorated with the class picture, the iris and the class colors. Books By: Joseph J. Mazzella My clear friend and neighbor gave me some new books recently. As I looked through them, I decided to follow the advice of one of my favor- ite authors. Leo Buscaglia. Taking Leo's lead. then I ignored the covers, skipped the introductions, and dived right into the middle of them. Open- ing each book halfway through, I started to read. I have found that this is often the best way to see if a book can grab 3our mind, speak to your heart, and touch your soul. In the best books, a l'c~ lines can say more to you than a chapter and a single page can enlighten you more than a dozen vol- umes. Both of my friend's books did just this and I look forward to reading them from end to end. Whether we know it or not, each of us is writing a book right now. It is called our life story and we pen it every day we live and with every choice we make. Some people spend a lot of time working on their covers. They throw all their efforts into mak- ing them as attractive as possible. Other people spend their time writing and rewriti ng their introductions. They hope that a great introduction will lead to a great life. What all of these people don't realize is that life com- prises the pages that follow. Life is the thoughts we think, the love we share, and the good we do everyday. Life is the joyous times we create, as well as the pains and trials we learn from. Life is work, play, •kindness, laughter, family, and friendships. Life is living. When it comes to your life story then, don't spend too much time on the cover and let the introd uction write itself. Concentrate, instead, on filling the rest of your pages with living, loving, and learning, and always let God be your co-writer. If you do, your book will grab a lot of minds, speak to a lot of hearts, and touch a lot of souls with its wisdom and light. It may just end up being a classic, both on Earth • and in Heaven. MazzeUa is a freelancer from Nicho- las Co. He is a Glenville State Col- lege alumnus. in memory of each by Mescal (James) Kuhl. A reading for all those born before 1945 was done by Kathleen (Norman) Miller. One of our guest speakers was Neva Lynn Gainer, Widow of Coach/ Teacher, Earl "Tex" Gainer. She read the poem he had written in 1954- 1955 after a basketball game. She also passed out two of the poems he had written and Mark, their son, had put to music. Bob Sands read a poem "Class Re-' union." The last guest speaker was Tim Butler from the last graduating Sands of Parkersburg, Michael Shock and Sherri of Snellville, GA., Velma Sholes of Parkersburg, Lane and Mary Lou Smith of Cedarvilte, Rondel Sprouse of Normantown, David and Julia White of Grafton, OH., and Margaret (Boggs) Wright and Blair of Jane Lew. We plan to have another reunion next year, same time, same place. There were only five members of the 1959 class at the N.H.S. Alumni re- union on Saturday at the Normantown Elementary School. The Issues Lisa Smart Downtown sidewalkCom~t~ meetings-MlA* r~nd~a,,,ng e~r~-MIA* $380.00 FRN Grant West Virainia Universi om i 0esian Team Visit Tashua AIIman Tashua ~ a ~;~x, ud rv~err~ber of the t,la~n S~eet Sidewalk Revitalization Gang atg~ has attended akr~ost 100% of ~e meet,r~s. She helped organize and part~ipa~d in the downtown ~weed~. Furtherm~e, Tashua ~ecuted a $1,000 donation from the GSC student Govemmem .b.*$w~tio~ to ~o towards ro~tching ~nd$ for the Sidewalk Grant, Tashua has attended all testings assoc~ted ~ FRN ~L ;~cka:l~ meeting with Congressman Notlohan. She also seines on one of the comr~t~=es for the grant, Tashua ~ed on lhe platting corru~ttee for the CDT msit, gave a pcesenta~ on behalf of the r,~m Strait S~ewalk Revitallzahon Gn~g, and attended 100% of meetings and activities. Tashua is a bald-working vount~ herself As a GSC student she logged nurr~rous volunteer ho3)~ in the GSC Commun~t~ Enrichment Cou*~e, Tashua Is full of ~m~t and enthusiasm+ < Lisa Smarr "talks the talk'; but DOES NOT "walk the walk!" Do the "write" thing on June 9th; MIA* = Missing in Action 'a d for by lilt* candkhdc H 6