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Douglas C. Landers

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Douglas C. Landers

Age 57, of Jockey Camp Run, West Union, WV, departed this life on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in the United Hospital Center, Bridgeport.

He was born on April 10, 1955 in Clarksburg, a son of the late Harry and Patsy Wheatley Landers.

On June 22, 1973 he married Susan Garrison Landers who survives.

Also surviving one daughter, Teresa Kimball and husband Matthew, Smithburg, one granddaughter who was his pride and joy, Katelyn Kimball, two brothers, Gary Landers and wife Crystal, Port Orange, FL, Greg Landers and wife Tonya, Bridgeport, one sister, Tonia Maxwell and husband Ollie, Clarksburg, special sister-in-law, Kathy Cork, Smithburg, several nieces and nephews who were very special to him, and 2 nephews who were more like grandsons, Alex and Jason Cork, Smithburg. One sister Beverly Landers preceded him in death.

Doug attended Doddridge County High School. He was manager of Doddridge County Farm Services for several years. Doug owned and operated Doug’s Shop and was a former employee of Star Furniture.

Doug was a family man. He was an avid NASCAR fan, his driver was Mark Martin. Doug enjoyed camping and hunting and was very fond of his dog” REGGIE”. Doug developed a very special relationship with the staff & patients at Fresenius Medical Care where he received dialysis for the past two years. He affectionately referred to them as his dialysis family.

He attended Rock Run Wesleyan Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM with Rev. John Dye presiding.

Interment will follow in the Masonic Memorial Park, West Union.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 2:00-8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Saturday until time of service.

Spurgeon funeral Home is privileged to serve the Landers family.

Bonnie J. “Sally” Underwood

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Bonnie J. “Sally” Underwood

Age 80 of Nutter’s Fork, West Union, WV departed this life on Friday, March 08, 2013 in the United Hospital Center following an 18 month battle with leukemia.

She was born on June 03, 1932 at Nutter’s Fork a daughter of Otha E. and Ruth Squires Smith.

In November 1959 she married Robert R. Underwood, who preceded her in death July 27, 1983. Her first husband, William Maxwell preceded her in death in 1996.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathy Maxwell Sisler and husband Kerry Sisler, O’Fallon, IL Trish Cooper and husband Dewayne, West Union, one son, Phillip Underwood, West Union, three grandchildren, Nate Sisler and wife Melissa, Courtney Sisler, Brian Cooper one great granddaughter, Autumn Marie Sisler, one brother, Duane Smith, Parkersburg and several beloved nieces and nephews.

One daughter, Tammy Underwood, one sister, Patty Gain and one brother Robert Johnson preceded her in death.

Sally was a 1950 graduate of Doddridge County High School. She had worked in the Glass Industry, Goodyear and several grocery stores in the area. Sally was a former employee of the Doddridge County Board of Education as a custodian. She enjoyed being with her family, mowing grass, gardening and feeding her humming birds. Sally was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home 212 Front St. West Union on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Tim Underwood presiding.

Interment will follow in the Coleman Cemetery, Crystal Lake.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 2:00-8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Wednesday until time of service.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Underwood family.

Edgar Alan “George” Richards II

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Edgar Alan “George” Richards II

Age 35, of New Milton, WV, departed this life on Monday, March 04, 2013 as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born February 02, 1978 in Clarksburg, WV, the son of Edgar Alan and Beverly Farley Richards.

He was the owner operator of George’s Auto of Smithburg, WV. He loved riding four wheelers, fixing cars, his play station, people and his wife Sheila.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Sheila Lipscomb Richards, New Milton, WV; children, Ryan Richards, Alexis Richards, Eli Richards, all of Salem, WV, Jacklyn Lipscomb, Central Station, WV, Okay Lipscomb, New Milton, WV, Sheena Cox, Belmont, WV; sisters, Kimberly Plummer, FL and Crystal Hill, Parkersburg, WV; grandchildren, Julianna Lipscomb, Abbigayl Cox and Raylen Cox. Several Aunts and Uncles and Nieces and Nephews. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 09, 2013, at the McCullough Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV, at 1:00 PM, with the Pastor John Kopshina officiating.

Burial will follow in the South Fork Cemetery, near Summers, WV.

Friends called at the funeral home on Friday, March 08, 2013, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and may call after 9 AM on the day of the service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to McCullough Funeral Home, P.O. 485, Pennsboro, WV 26415, to help the family with expenses.

Closings & Delays Due to Weather - Wednesday 03.06.13

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Status of Area Closings and Delays on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Glenville State CollegeOpen
Gilmer County CourthouseOpen
Gilmer County Senior CenterOpen
Gilmer County SchoolsOpen
Braxton County SchoolsAll Closed
Calhoun County SchoolsOpen
Doddridge County Schools2-Hour Delay
Lewis County SchoolsOpen
Ritchie County SchoolsAll Closed
Barbour County SchoolsAll Closed
Clay County Schools2-Hour Delay
Harrison County SchoolsAll Closed
Nicholas County SchoolsAll Closed
Roane County SchoolsOpen
Upshur County SchoolsAll Closed
Webster County SchoolsAll Closed
Wetzel County Schools2-Hour Delay
Wirt County SchoolsOpen
Wood County SchoolsAll Closed

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G-LtE™: The Good Trusting Citizens of the Mountain State

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The Good Trusting Citizens of the Mountain State,

West Virginia is a great place to have been born, to live, to raise a family.  Not many of us will dispute these facts.  Communities are made up of great neighbors, friends, and families that tend to look after each other much more than in other places in America.  The scenery, the climate, cost of living, vast recreational opportunities from rafting to fishing to railroad excursions, hunting and lots more are at every turn.

OK.  So now this question.  Why does our Great State of West Virginia remain at the bottom of nearly all economic and educational rankings?  I believe the answer reflects on the very goodness of our fellow citizens.  We are a very trusting, close knit, family oriented, mostly rural folks.  You trust your friends and neighbors.  We also trust our politicians.

We never stand back and look at the politicians with a good eye.  We trust them.  The politicians have learned this and have now for generations taken advantage of us.  We looked at them as ‘part of the family’.  We have not looked hard enough to actually evaluate what they have been doing.  We put our faith in them; they are ‘just one of us’.  Well, at one time that was the gist of it.  Somewhere along the line, these politicians, who were family and friends, discovered they could fleece us of our money, stuff their pockets with it, put all their family, friends, and cronies to work and build little empires for themselves.

So where are we now?  The state educational system is a ‘hot topic’ in Charleston as well as many other communities at present.

Do you realize West Virginia spends more dollars per student, than 95% of the other states?

Do you realize West Virginia students score at 47th in state education?

Our politicos that have controlled our West Virginia for the past 80 or so years, are really responsible for all our woes.  We trusted them and we have been taken squarely to the cleaners for giving them that trust.  They have failed the voters, most especially, with our failed education system.  We have been promised, told it will be repaired.  Myself and a lot of others do not believe it.  We think there is just more of the same old lip service and broken promises by the same old bunch.

All of these old horse incumbents that have caused the problems are now telling us they are up to fixing it?

A. Lincoln said it best:    “you can’t fool all of the people all of the time”.

Actions always speak louder than words and we can’t see anything but the same-o same-o.

We know now that Mingo County was under State Control for 12 years before they got it repaired and returned.  So how long will it take Charleston to repair the entire BOE?

Doubtful any of us alive today will live long enough to see that happen.

~~  by WeKnow – Info on File ~~

William Vance Whitehill

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William Vance Whitehill

Age 59, formerly of West Union, WV, departed this life on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in Saint Albans, WV.

He was born July 31, 1953 in West Union, WV a son of William George Whitehill, Rock Run, West Union and the late Roberta Shelby Whitehill.

He was preceded in death by his brother, George Whitehill.

He is survived by his step mother, Terri Whitehill, Rock Run,West Union.

He was a Catholic by faith.

Mr. Whitehill was cremated and there will be no services.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Whitehill family.

Attention High School Seniors: Reminder for Scholarship Opportunities!

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ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS PLANNING TO PURSUE A CAREER IN HIGHER EDUCATION
REMINDER FOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!

The deadline for the West Fork Conservation District scholarship application is approaching quickly!

Seniors are encouraged to apply for this very easy scholarship!

One senior student from Doddridge, Gilmer, Lewis, and Harrison County will be awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00.

Please note that the closing date for this application is MARCH 04, 2013, and all applications must be sent or post marked by that date to the West Fork Conservation District.

Also, the West Virginia Association of Conservation Districts is offering a scholarship to high school seniors.

The closing date for that application is on MARCH 04, 2013 as well.

The winners will be announced at the May 2013 board meeting, and students will be contacted promptly.

Guidelines and applications are available through high school counselors or by contacting the West Fork Conservation District office at 304.627.2160.

Rachel Ann Allena

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Anna and David Allen of Ireland, WV announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Ann Allen.

She was born Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston.

The little girl weighed 7-pounds, 3-ounces and has three siblings, Hunter, David and Helen.

Maternal grandparents are James and Pat Prince of Ireland, WV.

Paternal grandparents are John and Sandra Montgomery of French Creek, WV and David and Nellie Allen of West Union, WV.

Robert Junior Britton

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Robert Junior Britton

Age 86, a resident of Cedar Grove Personal Care at Parkersburg, formerly of Holbrook departed this life on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

He was born May 31, 1926 in Holbrook, Doddridge County, WV, a son of the late Robert E. and Mary J. Sweeney-Britton.

On June 24, 1949 he married Laurel Nutter who preceded him in death on May 27, 2011.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Jennings and husband David, Pennsboro, WV; Danita Hiley and husband Roger, two grandchildren, Alicia Heffern and husband Seth, Allegany, NY; Matthew Jennings, Middlebourne, WV and one great granddaughter, Gabriella Heffern. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William (Bill), QR (Joe) and two sisters, Grace Snider and Edith Britton.

Mr. Britton had retired from United States Postal Service as a rural carrier. He graduated from Pullman High School in 1944, and was a World War II United States Navy veteran, serving on the USS Charles Lawrence. He enjoyed history and story-telling and particularly enjoyed visiting with friends and unexpected guests.

He attended the Harmony United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front Street, West Union on Sunday, March 03, 2013 at 1:00 PM with Reverend William Jemison presiding.

Interment will follow in the South Fork Eastern Cemetery with full military rites accorded by the combined Doddridge County Veterans organizations.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, March 02, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 PM and after 11:00 AM on Sunday until time of service.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Cedar Grove Personal Care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1111 Lee E Street, Charleston, WV 25301.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Britton family.

Closings & Delays Due to Weather - Friday 02.22.13

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Status of Area Closings and Delays on Friday, February 22, 2013
Glenville State CollegeOpen
Gilmer County CourthouseOpen
Gilmer County Senior CenterOpen
Gilmer County SchoolsOpen
Braxton County Schools2-Hour Delay
Calhoun County SchoolsOpen
Doddridge County Schools2-Hour Delay
Lewis County SchoolsOpen
Ritchie County Schools2-Hour Delay
Barbour County SchoolsOpen
Clay County Schools2-Hour Delay
Harrison County Schools2-Hour Delay
Nicholas County Schools2-Hour Delay
Roane County Schools2-Hour Delay
Upshur County Schools2-Hour Delay
Webster County Schools2-Hour Delay
Wetzel County Schools2-Hour Delay
Wirt County Schools2-Hour Delay
Wood County Schools2-Hour Delay

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Luetta Sue (Rhoads) Dotson

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Luetta Sue (Rhoads) Dotson

Age 72, went Home to be with her dear Lord and her precious loved ones on February 18, 2013.

She was born November 16, 1940, in West Union, WV, a daughter of Elsie M. (Pitts) Rhoads of Jane Lew, WV, and the late Dorsey R. Rhoads Jr.

She attended Victory High School in Clarksburg, WV.

She faithfully attended Narrow Gate Baptist Church in Parkersburg.

She retired from Camden Clark Memorial Hospital after 20 years service in housekeeping. Luetta was a wonderful mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, family member and friend to many. She will remain in our hearts and memories until we are all together in Eternity.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two children, Catherine M. (John) Beall of Parkersburg and Robert W. Dotson of Belpre; one brother, John D. Rhoads of Bruceton Mills, WV; three sisters, Rita A. (Cal) Forsythe of Clarksburg, Regina R. (Mike) Smith of Newburgh, Ind., and Patricia R. (Doug) Linton of South Riding, VA; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; aunt, Dessie P. Daugherty of West Union; her best friend, Ruby Dalton of Vienna; as well as her many other friends and her beloved cats Kitty and Smokey.

In addition to her father she was preceded in death by two sons, Bradford R. Dotson and Jeffrey K. Dotson; sister, Mary Ann Thompson; and her beloved cat, Sandy, whom she adored.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Narrow Gate Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Luetta’s memory to Narrow Gate Baptist Church, local Humane Society or local Cancer Society.

Attention High School Seniors: Reminder for Scholarship Opportunities!

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ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS PLANNING TO PURSUE A CAREER IN HIGHER EDUCATION
REMINDER FOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!

The deadline for the West Fork Conservation District scholarship application is approaching quickly!

Seniors are encouraged to apply for this very easy scholarship!

One senior student from Doddridge, Gilmer, Lewis, and Harrison County will be awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00.

Please note that the closing date for this application is MARCH 04, 2013, and all applications must be sent or post marked by that date to the West Fork Conservation District.

Also, the West Virginia Association of Conservation Districts is offering a scholarship to high school seniors.

The closing date for that application is on MARCH 04, 2013 as well.

The winners will be announced at the May 2013 board meeting, and students will be contacted promptly.

Guidelines and applications are available through high school counselors or by contacting the West Fork Conservation District office at 304.627.2160.

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