Woodford “Duane” Reed
Woodford “Duane” Reed
Age 67, of Cedar Creek Road, Glenville, WV, departed this life at 9 PM Monday, June 23, 2008, at CAMC, Charleston, following a two-month illness.
He was born Sept. 12, 1940, in Gilmer County, son of the late Woodford and Leona Nutter Reed.
Duane retired after 30 years from Invacare Corporation, manufacturer of wheelchairs. He faithfully attended Dawson Baptist Church and enjoyed visiting the elderly at the local nursing home, their homes and his own family.
On Dec. 24, 1960, he was married to Betty Kuhl Reed, who survives at their Cedarville home.
Surviving is one sister, Elaine Stephens of Elyria, Ohio; two brothers, Edward “Buck” Reed of Glenville and Marvin Reed of Danielsville, GA; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Duane was preceded in death by one brother, Alvin S. Reed in 2003; and one infant sister, Nedra R. Reed.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Friday at the Dawson Baptist Church, Glenville, with Elder Robert Wood officiating. Burial will follow in the Turner Cemetery at Lockney. Friends may call from 4-8 PM today at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville.
Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Woodford Duane Reed with arrangements.
Glenville: Ground Broken on New Gilmer Housing Development
Gilmer County now has a new housing development thanks to several local residents who want their community to have more housing options.
Ground has been broken on the Rivers View Subdivision near Duck Run on Route Five just outside of Glenville. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on Friday afternoon, June 06, 2008. “This will provide more choices for quality affordable housing especially for those who commute thirty to sixty miles from other counties to their jobs in Glenville including Glenville State College and FCI Gilmer. The public-private partnership will result in more quality affordable housing being built, increase the number of residents in the area, and improve the county’s economy,” said Glenville State College President Peter Barr.
(L-R) Glenville State College Foundation Executive Director and Vice President
for Advancement Denny Pounds, Bob Jones, Mack Worl, GSC President Dr. Peter Barr,
GSC Board of Governors Chairman Fred Radabaugh, GSC Board Member Marge Burke,
and I.L. Ike Morris break ground on the new Rivers View Subdivision
just outside of Glenville.
Project Manager Tom Ratliff says the subdivision will include twenty single family homes and two four-unit buildings of town houses. “We have partnered with New Horizon Homes of Summersville for the homes in the subdivision. We closed on the first house this morning, and two more lots were sold, so three homes will be going up in the next six to eight weeks,” said Ratliff.
The project turned from a dream into reality thanks to the members of the Gilmer Housing Partners. Local residents Ike Morris and Bob Jones and Rockwell Resources (Mack Worl, Craig Worl, and Marci Kirchberg) together donated the twenty-three acres of land for the project. Nine 25-thousand dollar donations were contributed by Morris, Jones, and Rockwell Resources as well as Terry Butcher, Peter and Betsy Barr, Ron and Gina Stalnaker, Greg Smith, Dr. John Westfall, and Shelly DeMarino and Doug Morris. The funds are being used as a ‘safety net’ investment for the project. “Where else would nine donations of money be given by people who know the only profit they’ll make on their investments is the improvement of their community. This shows the true spirit of folks in Glenville, Gilmer County, and West Virginia,” said Barr.
“This is a wonderful day for the future of Gilmer County. This project is very important because this community needs more housing,” said Ike Morris.
Several people attended the groundbreaking ceremony including representatives from the West Virginia Housing Department and Governor Joe Manchin’s office.
For more information on the River View Subdivision, contact Ratliff at 304.462.7361x7524.
Firefighters Cleaning Up Streets in Glenville, West Virginia
Glenville, Gilmer County, WV, June 07, 2008
Gilmer County Firefighter hoses down debris and mud from the sidewalks and streets
after three consecutive storms that flooded multiple counties in West Virginia.
Firefighters from Gilmer County, West Virginia wash flood residue and mud from the city streets
and business parking lots as cleanup efforts continued in response to recent flooding.