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Page6 - Thursday, September 22, 2016 - The GlenviUe Democrat The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 Gilmer Goings On Gilmer Goings On FUMIKO YAMANOHA WELCH Fumiko Yamanoha Welch, 84, of Grantsville, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Stone- wall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, WV. She was born Jun 2, 1932 in Okinawa, Japan, a daugh- ter of the late Sanda Yamanoha and Mainu Sunabe. She enjoyed spending time with family, doing puzzles mad playing bingo. She enjoyed going to the Committee on Aging and going on day trips. She al- ways had a positive outlook on life and loved to laugh. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by one brother, three sisters, and one great-granddaugh- ter, Ella Nicole Perkins. She is survived by sons, Steven Welch (Shannon) and Richard Welch (Rebecca), daughter. Sandy Weaver (David), brother Tatsuo Yamanoha of Okinawa; sisters, Koja Uto of Okinawa; and Shizuko Kinney, six grandchildren, Jordan Welch, Brandon Welch, Taylor Welch, Heather Perkins, Caitlin Weaver, and Addison Welch, and two great-grand- children, Lily and Alie Perkins. A funeral service was held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Thursday, September 15,2016 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor David Weaver officiated. Visitation was held Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Interment was in Broomstick Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at ~w.~tumpfuneraltum~;s'x'om DOROTHY JEANNE WILSON KIDDY MONUMENT CO. 765 US Hwy 33 East ...... (304) 269-5573 Weston, WV Serving North Centrof WV since 1959 Dorothy Jeanne Wilson, age91 of Grantsville,passed away Sunday, September 1 I, 2016 at Minnie Hamil- ton Health System sur- rounded by family. Born on May 25, 1925 jn Charles- ton, she was the daughter of the late Frank Strange Johnson and Edythe Verna Cochran Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Janet Verne Johnson George, Ann Joan Johnson Burdick and an in- fant brother. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years Harold "Kitty" Wil- son, son Michael A. Wilson (Mary Alice),daughterBar- bara Wilson Lay (Brad), foster daughter W. Kay Deem (Greg), four grand- children, nine great grand- chi ldren,two step grandchil- dren, six step-great grand- children, one foster grand- son and two foster great grandchildren: Jeanne was an educator and writer. She started her career at a one-room school in Nicholas County, her fa- vorite employment was as a principal in Lewis County and she gave thousands of hours to scouting, 4-H and various church programs and as a foster parent. She loved her extended family and enjoyed creating poetry and prose form her Appala- chian mountain top home.. To honor her wishes, a celebration of life gathering will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Minnie Hamilton Health System or Pocahontas Memorial Hos- pital auxiliary. Stump Fu- neral Home, Grantsville, is in chargoe of the final ar- rangements for Mrs. Wil- son. Online condolences may be expressed at www. smmpfuneralhomes.com\ MARIE JUNE WIL- SON Marie June Wilson, 8 !, of Glenville, passed away on September 16, 2016 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital alter an illness. She was born in BraxtonCounty,on March 19,1935. She was the daugh- ter of the late Don Godfrey and Margret"Maggie" (Ball) Godfrey. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Paul L. Wilson as of June of 1997; grand-daughter,Crystal Wil- son in 2009; brothers, Will- iam and Kenneth Wilson. Those left to honor her memory include her daugh- ter, Beverley Wilson and life companion, Ronald Conrad of Glenville; son, Chester Wilson and wife, Kristy of Copen. Also surviving are grandchildren, Josh Wilson and wife, Stacy of Copen; Casey Wilson of Glenville; Ronald Conrad II of Glen- ville; Kiarra Conrad of Glen- ville" Shelby Wilson of SC; Great-grandch ildren,Kaden Wilson, Kensley Wilson, Crst-teU Wilson,CloeyWil- son. Also surviving are brothers ,Charles Godfrey of MI; Pete Godfrey of Copen; Donny Ray Godfrey of KY; Sisters,Kate ShafferofGlen- ville; and Jenny Crowl of FL. Marie enjoyed playing bingo as often as possible and working on puzzles. She loved the outdoors, enjoyed working in her flower gar- dens, going for walks, and mushroom hunting. She also loved her grandch lid re n ,and great-grandchildren. Family received friends on Sunday, September 18,2016 at the Stockert-Paletti Fu- neral Home from 6-8 p.m. On Monday, September 19, 2016, funeraI Services were held at 1:00 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Edgar Wade officiated. Interment followed in Ball Cemetery Copen, WV. Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements of Marie June Wilson. MAXINECLOY MCCARTNEY CLARK Maxine Cloy McCartney Clark, age 90, of Ashland, OH, formerly of Glenville, departed this life Sunday af- ternoon, September 18,2016 at the Hospice House of North Central Ohio, in Ashland tbl- lowing an ex- tended ill- hess. Born November 9, 1925 in Dmco, AR; Maxine was the daughter of the late C. A. and Selma Thomas McCartney, On December 23, 1945 Maxine was united in mar- riage to Lyle Clark who pre- ceded her in death on Sep- tember 10, 1991. Little did Maxine know that her marriage to Lyle on December 23, where he worked in the oil fields of southern 1 l linois andthebirth of their son, and daughter, and a move in 1960, that Maxine's life would end up in the oil and gas boom of Gilmer County. After 15 years in southern Illinois, initially, Maxine wondered how she ended up in Glen- ville, but in a few days she realized she was home. After a tragic oil field ac- cident her son Wilbur was admitted to the Glenville Health Care Center on May 12, 1986 and for the next 23 years she became Glenville Cares number 1 volunteer. She would go twice daily every day even as bad as she hated snowy roads she showed, not only to care for Wilbur but anytb ing else she could do. The :nursing home has a birthday party for their residenLs. From the very be- ginning until Wilbur' s death on January 4, 2009. She baked the monthly birthday cake for the residents and even after Wilbur's death the monthly cakes did not stop. Maxine was also the 1st re- cipient of the Mary and Mar- tha Volunteer Service Award for her 23 years of tireless devotion to the Glenville "~i~ : :; DONALD E. SINGLE- TON Donald E. Singleton, age 80, of Dry Fork Road, Glen- ville; departed this life sud- denly on the evening of Sep- tember 9, 2016 at his resi- ,dence. Born March 10, 1936 in Simpson; Don was the son of the late Arthur and Mar- tha Bostic Singleton. Donald served in the Na- tional Guard and Army Re- serve. He was a 32nd degree Mason. He also retired from the Newark Phone Company in Ohio and Royal Oil and Gag in WV. Surviving are four chil- dren, Martha Brautigam and husband ,John, Garry Single- ton and wife, Patty, Jerry Singleton and wife, Susie, and Rod Singleton, and two sisters, Janice Craft and Nelma Fisher. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Matt Brautgam, Kylie Adams and husband, Roy, Derek and Ryan Singleton, Rodney Singleton Jr., and Danielle Singleton, and three great grandchildren, Shelby, Avery and Chloe Jane. Along with his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Wilda Singleton. Per his request, Donald was laid to rest privately next to his wife. Wilda in the Singleton Family Cemetery on Dusk Camp Run Road. Thursday morning, Septem- ber 15, 2016. Eilyson Mortuary Inc.was assisting the family of Donald Singleton with ar- rangements. ...... :: H alth Care Center. At 5:15 PM; on Sunday, Maxine went to heaven but "as her daughter put it" she left her heart in Glenville. Maxine was a member of the Glenville Rebekah Lodge, and a member of the Filet Baptist Church of Glen- ville. Surviving is one daugh- ter, Carol Fox and husband, Jim of Ashland, OH; two sisters, Evelena Wells of Ben, AR; and Wincie Wells of Sennville, MI. Also surviving are seven grmldchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Along with her parents, husband and son, Maxine was preceded in death by one brother, Claude McCartney. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive,Glenville,WV; 26351 at I 1:00 AM;Saturday,Sep- tember 24.2016 with Rev.. Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Troy I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Troy, WV. Friends will be received from 5-8 PM; Friday evening at the mortuary. Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Maxine Cloy Clark with ar- rangements.. _ a 4." DORIS JEAN SCHOOLCRAFT Doris Jean Schoolcraft, 75 of Charleston, passed away on September 7, 2016 at home of a sudden illness. Doris was born on No- vember 28, 1940, a daugh- ter of the late Rue and Emma Harris Schoolcra ft. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisterLois Ann Schoolcraft. Doris is survived by her two nieces, great-niece, and great nephews. Doris is also survived by many friends who loved her deeply. Doris graduated from Pineville High School, in Pineville West Virginia and attended Marshall Univer- sity. Doris worked in the Charleston area for many years which consisted of working at a Life Insurance Company, Bank, Depart- ment Store, and a Low In- come Housing Authority. Doris was a member of the Cook Memorial Baptist Ch urch in Pineville. WV and a life member of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority. There was a private grave- side service on September 14, 2016 at I1:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Cemetery in Grantsville. Rev. J im Lough officiated. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, was in charge of the final arrange- ments for Ms. Schoolcraft. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stump ,funeralhomes.com iiii! L C,urc,,eW, 2 LITTLE KANAWHA VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL You are cordially invited to our fall open house on Sun., Oct. 2, 2016 from 3-5 p.m., 6377 West Little Kanawha Hwy, Big Bend, WV 26136 at the Brooksville Baptist Church. School dedication ceremony, classroom pre- sentations, refreshments. Everyone welcome. CROOKED FORK BAPTIST CHURCH Crooked fork Baptist Church of Perkins, will have their 43rd Annual Homecoming on Sun., Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. Everyone welcome. ilmer Goings GILMER CO COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER For Gilmer County residents only. The Gilmer County Community Baby Shower for expecting parents and par- ents/caregivers of children up to age one. Will be held on Fri., Sept. 30, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Genesis HealthCare, 111 Fairground Rd, Glenville. RSVP: gilmercounO/frn @gmail com. 304-462-7545, no later than Sept 23, 2016. MARK YOUR CALEN- DARS FOR BINGO NIGHT Can Mark your calendars! Sept. 30, 2016 is Bingo Night at the GC Senior Center, ben- efitting the Seniors' Nutrition Program. Doors open at 5 p.m. GILMER COUNTY FFA DANCIN IN THE DIRT Gilmer County FFA invites you to: Dancin in the Dirt, Join us for an evening of good square dancing, mu- sic, food and fun on Sat., Oct. 1, from 7-10 p.m. atthe GC Recreation Center Barn. Because we will be dancing on the dirt floor of the barn, please wear closed-toed shoes. All proceeds go the GC FFA. Church News g SMITHVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Will be having a Bake Steak Dinner on Sat., Sept. 24, 2016 at 4 p.m. This will be at the Smithville Community building located on Rt. 47. This is to help raise money to fix basement of the par- sonage. Matt McCauley, Pastor. BENEFIT BAKED STEAK DINNER Benefit Baked Steak Dinner at Smithville Community Building on Sat., Sept. 24, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Spon- sored by the Smithville United Methodist charge for Parsonage repairs. FORMER ELLIS GROVE METHODIST CHURCH Psalm and Praise service on Sat., Sept. 24, at noon at the former Ellis Grove Meth- odist Church. Bring a cov- ered dish and enjoy the day! LK ABW MINISTRIES FALL RALLY Little Kanawha ABW MIN- ISTRIES Annual Fall Rally will be held on Thurs., Sept. 22, 2016 at Rush Run Bap- tist Church, Registration ! re- freshments begins at 6 pm with the program at 7:00 pm. A Silent Auction will be held. Items for bid need to be set up by 6 pm... proceeds will be used for our Special Project. The program will feature Pastor John Vannoy making a presentation on the work of the ABMen's group in the WV Flood relief efforts in West Virginia.., a special offering will be taken to assist them in their work. GLENVILLE COMMUNITY CHURCH REVIVAL Glenville CommtJnity Church on Walnut St. revival will be held on Oct. 2-5. Gospel singer and evangelist Ron Shamblin. Services on Sun., 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p,m. Mort. thru Weds. at 7:00 p.m. Special singers each night. Everyone welcome. By Joseph Mazzella, There were a hundred hints 0f Autumn in the wind when 1 took my dogs outside this morn- ing. The air was cooler ,and drier than it had been for months. The Queen Anne's Lace and Black Eye Susan's seemed to be shivering in the September sun. Our puppy, Fluffy, was carrying around a freshly fallen leaf in his mouth. Overhead a flock of ducks seemed tO be debating weather or not it was time to head south. I breathed in deep and smiled. This was my favorite time of year. I closed my eyes for a momentand was amazed when a thousand Autumn memories mixedandmingled in my mind. 1 Was a four year old car '- i ng an armful of colorful leaves into the house to give to my Morn. l was ayoung boy riding my bike down a hill with the wind whistling past my face. I was standing on the football field before practice laughing with my friends. 1 was riding the school bus watching the changing leaves turn a rich red, while others turn a brilliant yellow and still others turn awe inspiring orange. I was a young dad pushing my son and daughter on the swings at the school yard on a Saturday af- ternoon. ! was raking a crunchy carpet of Maple and Oak leaves into a pile in my Dad's front yard so my niece and nephew could jump in them. I was walk- ing around a local lake with my children taking in the fall col- ors and wondering why the prettiest season seemed to be the shortest. I was sitting on my back porch drinking tea.thank- ing God for another glorious Autumn afternoon and won- dering if in Heaven it was Au- tumn all the time. As 1 bathed my mind in these memories I looked forward to another wonderful Autumn here and thanked our Heavenly Father for this special season. 1 remembered what Ralph Waldo Emerson had once said: "'Beauty is G(xt's handwriting." I wondered, tot), if God had a special pen just for Autumn. We are all traveling through time in this world. We are all strolling through sweet seasons in this life. We are all creating memories every moment of ev- ery day. May.we always take the time, then, to appreciate all of God's wonders. May we al- ways take the time to add our own love, joy, and beauty to them. J oseph Mazzella is' a free-lance writer from Nicholas Co. and a GSC Alumnus.