Richard Daniel Karp
Richard Daniel Karp
Age 93, of Horner, WV passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013 in the United Hospital Center of Bridgeport following a brief illness.
He was born in Tiffin, OH on March 19, 1920: son of the late Francis Albert Karp and Olive Loretta (Harnish) Karp.
On September 12, 1942, he married Mary Virginia (Baker) Karp, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Karp is survived by one daughter: Mary Ann (Arnold) Rubin of Roanoke, VA and one grandchild: Kara Young. He is also survived by one brother: James Patrick “Pat” Karp of Horner and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife: Mary Virginia, Mr. Karp was preceded in death by one grandson: Zachary Young, two brothers: Thomas Francis Karp and Raymond Joseph Karp and one sister: Yvonne Marie Hamilton.
Mr. Karp was a retired machinist with Timpkin Roller Bearing Company of Canton, OH. He was a graduate of St. Patrick High School and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church both of Weston. He was also a member of the Knight of Columbus. Mr. Karp was a veteran of the United States Army serving during WW II.
Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 6-8 PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 AM from St. Patrick Catholic Church with Rev. J. Stephen Vallelonga as celebrant.
Interment will follow services in the Machpelah Cemetery of Weston, WV.
Full Military honors will be conducted by the Lewis County Honor Guard.
A Prayer Service will be conducted at 7 PM on Tuesday evening from the funeral home chapel.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Richard Daniel Karp.
Class AAA 2013 High School Baseball All-State Teams
P - Elijah Wellman, Spring Valley, Sr.
P - Matthew Maiers, Hampshire, Sr.
P - Hunter Greco, Woodrow Wilson, Sr.
C - Connor Leone, Morgantown, Sr.
IF - Darrin Zombro, Musselman, Sr.
IF - Joey Mundy, Huntington, Jr.
IF - Daniel Heliene, Hedgesville, Sr. (captain)
IF - Jimmy Galusky, Preston, Jr.
OF - Braxton Johnson, Parkersburg South, Sr.
OF - Shane Commodore, Morgantown, Sr.
OF - Shane Ennis, Hampshire, Jr.
Util - Seth Kinker, Cabell Midland, Jr.
Util - Zack Minnick, Logan, So.
Util - Andrew Kowalo, Wheeling Park, Sr.
Util - J.T. Rogoszewski, Hurricane, So.
P - Cody Butts, Hedgesville, Sr.
P - Austin Hensley, Hurricane, Jr.
P - Brad Brubaker, Parkersburg South, Sr.
C - Jacob Frantz, Greenbrier East, Sr. (captain)
IF - Andrew King, Jefferson, So.
IF - Dalton Westfall, Buckhannon-Upshur, Sr.
IF - Shane Wellman, John Marshall, Sr.
IF - Tre Jackson, Parkersburg South, Sr.
OF - John Thomas, George Washington, So.
OF - Levi Casto, Parkersburg, Jr.
OF - Logan Wriston, Woodrow Wilson, Jr.
Util - Tyler Hayes, Cabell Midland, Jr.
Util - Colby Gainer, Elkins, Jr.
Util - Josh Bumgarner, Winfield, Sr.
Util - Travis Renner, University, Jr.
David Delawder, Hampshire; Nick Colasante, Morgantown; Brendan Schack, Shady Spring; Josh Rakes, Woodrow Wilson; Chris Hysell, Oak Hill; Heath Utterback, Greenbrier East; R.J. Massie, Greenbrier East; Justice Jackson, Wheeling Park; Heath Hildreth, Brooke; Zach Winland, John Marshall; Troy Markley, Hedgesville; Stephen Hite, Hedgesville; Trey Dawson, Hurricane; Bryson Fluke, Buckhannon-Upshur; Taylor Kuhn, Cabell Midland; Brady Elkins, Cabell Midland; Clayton Collett, Elkins; Clayton Anderson, George Washington; Stephen Holland, Huntington; A.J. Boyd, Jefferson; Anthony DiAmario, Jefferson; Colby Brogan, Lincoln County; Johnny Morrison, Logan; Troy Burgess, Logan; Curtis Miller, Martinsburg; Chris Longdo, Martinsburg; Jacob Whitmore, Musselman; Kaleb Kinder, Capital; Chase Chambers, Preston; Ryan McDonough, Nitro; Tyler Hall, Riverside; Joey Dodrill, St. Albans; Wes Stowers, Oak Hill; Logan Dudley, Parkersburg; Wes Mitchem, Parkersburg South; Alex Somerville, Point Pleasant; Addison Wood, Princeton; Bo Williams, Princeton; Tyler Pittenger, Ripley; Antonio Brown, South Charleston; Jonathan Cline, South Charleston; Colby Webb, Spring Valley; Drew Hetzel, Washington; Seth Campbell, Washington; Jordan Clark, Winfield; Brandon Wright, Winfield; Phoenix Shrewsbury, St. Albans; Chaz Davis, Riverside; Luke Pudder, Lewis County; Justin Palmer, Capital.
Chase Chambers, Preston; Billy Kinney, University; Brandon Chandler, Woodrow Wilson; Ryan Snodgress, Shady Spring; Shannon Smith, Oak Hill; John Linkous, Shady Spring; Russell Schwertfeger, Brooke; Jeremiah Fromhart, John Marshall; Michael Grove, Wheeling Park; James Wright, Hedgesville; Riley Metz, Hurricane; Connor Adams, Hurricane; Bryton Jobe, Cabell Midland; Tanner Sorrells, George Washington; Josh Zehosky, Greenbrier East; Brandon Timbrook, Hampshire; Andrew Grove, Jefferson; Brynnan Fakourey, Lincoln County; Josh Rein, Logan; Chase Preston, Logan; Mitchell Henson, Martinsburg; Thomas Presley, Musselman; Maverick Keller, Musselman; Matt Harrison, Nitro; Damon Ribeiro, Parkersburg; Austin Toler, Point Pleasant; Ian Southcott, Princeton; Chris Jordan, Ripley; Jerod Jobst, South Charleston; Tyler Radcliffe, Spring Valley; Dustin Turley, St. Albans; Tyler Wood, Lewis County; Josh Crawford, Hampshire; Silas Gibson, Elkins; Corey Reed, Buckhannon-Upshur.
WVDOH Tower in Gilmer County, U.S. Highway 119 in Lewis and Roane Counties Damaged in Storm
It doesn’t appear there was enough damage to West Virginia highways during Thursday’s flood to apply for federal disaster assistance.
West virginia Division of Highways spokesman Brent Walker said even though the FEMA threshold may not be met the cleanup work that has to take place is significant.
He said contractors will begin work on two sections of U.S. Highway 119 next week that were damaged in separate hillside slips.
“There was about a 60-foot section in Roane County and then we had another one on U.S. Highway 119 in Lewis County,” Walker said. “So we’ll have contractors out there getting those things repaired.”
The DOH also had a communications tower it uses in Gilmer County to come down during the storm. The agency had switched to another tower by Friday afternoon.
The state Office of Emergency Services was in Spencer Friday doing damage assessments for a possible federal disaster assistance request.
Spencer Mayor Terry Williams said water got into at least 100 homes.
“Most of those never have water,” he said. “We have street damage and storm drain damage. This is the highest water we’ve had in well over 100 years.”
At one point during the storm Spencer was surrounded by water. There was no way in and no way out.
“That was a different feeling and a different view and a different picture for us to look at,” the mayor said. “Thank God it stopped when it did stop.”
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said Friday on MetroNews Talkline the top priority was getting rid of the flooded debris.
Sophia Kate Batten
Michaela Bonnett and Ryan Batten of Jane Lew, WV announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia Kate Batten.
She was born on Yuesday, May 21, 2013, at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston and is the couple’s first child.
The little girl weighed 7-pounds, 4-ounces.
Maternal grandparents are Steve and Gail Bonnet of Weston, WV.
Paternal grandparent is Sherri Deem of Jane Lew, WV.
Adelyn Brooke Skinner
Adelyn Brooke Skinner is the name chosen for a daughter born to Travis and Melissa Skinner of Weston, WV.
The little girl weigh 6-pounds, 5-ounces and was born Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston.
She has one sibling, Brody Cole Skinner.
The mother is the former Melissa Law and is a homemaker.
The father is employed at Wal-Mart in Buckhannon.
Maternal grandparents are Bill and Connie Law of Parkersburg, WV.
Paternal grandparents are Ron and Vicki Skinner of Bridgeport, WV.
Wanda Mae Waugh
Wanda Mae Waugh
Age 75, of 72 US Highway 19 S Weston, WV passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2013 in Ruby Memorial Hospital of Morgantown following a brief illness.
She was born in Copen, WV on October 03, 1937: daughter of the late Worley Steele and Arlie (Sumpter) Steele.
She married Russell “Bob” Waugh, who preceded her in death in April of 1998.
Mrs. Waugh is survived by two sons: Robert G. Waugh and wife Brandi and Stanley G. Waugh both of Weston, 4 grandchildren: Crystal Sears, Gregory Robinson, Michael Monett and Robert “Gavin” Waugh and 4 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers: Shirley Steele of Anmoore and Willard “Sonny” Steele of Ohio, one sister: Gentalee Blake of Kingwood and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband Bob, Wanda was preceded in death by two brothers: Duark and Mason Steele and two sisters: Reva Butcher and Manoka “Edith” Hinzman.
Mrs. Waugh was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. Wanda loved kids and spent a lot of time baby sitting over the years.
Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, June 14, 2013 from 5-8 PM.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Clifford West officiating.
Interment will follow services in the Friendship Cemetery of Jane Lew, WV.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Wanda Mae Waugh.
Ricky A. Lamb
Ricky A. Lamb
Age 61, of Craig Street, Weston, WV, passed away at 9:04 AM Wednesday June 12, 2013 at his residence, following an extended illness.
He was born in Weston, WV on July 17, 1951, a son of the late Clarence Edward “Doc” Lamb who passed away in 1998 and Mamie Madalene Sprouse Lamb, who survives in Weston.
He is also survived by one son, Chad Allen Lamb of Weston, two grandchildren: Joshua and Cody Lamb and two step-grandchildren Kayla and Skyla Rose; one sister, Debbie McVay and husband, Bill of Horner; one brother, David Lamb and wife Diana of Weston; companion, Robin Manning Lamb of Weston; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved Siamese, Baby Cat.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one sister, Gloria Jean Walker and one brother, Steven Lamb.
Ricky was employed by Wm. R Sharp Hospital in Weston, as a Health Service Worker and retired with 20 years of service. He was an honored veteran of the United States Marine Corp., an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and a golfing and fishing enthusiast. Most of all, he loved helping his mom and playing with his grandchildren.
Ricky’s request for cremation has been honored and his family will have a private Celebration of Life Graveside Service at Rock Grove Cemetery at a later date.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service of 144 Hackers Creek Rd. Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the Lamb family.
Lewis County: Jury Acquits Ronald Morris
Ronald Morris has been acquitted of charges against him by a Lewis County Jury.
Ronald Morris was charged of threats of terroristic acts from an incident at Sharpe Hospital in Weston, WV.
Jury selection and the trial itself took just one day.
Morris threatened to bring a gun to the hospital and shoot his coworkers at Sharps Hospital, according to Lewis County Prosecutor.
Morris was arrested later in that day and released on bond.
Weston: 5th Annual WV Cupcake Contest - 06.18.2013
The 5th Annual WV Cupcake Contest will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Lewis County Senior Center.
The rules are simple for the Annual West Virginia Birthday Cake Contest planned as part of Weston’s Amazing Week (June 15-22, 2013.)
This year the contest will be a Cupcake Challenge with WV’s Birthday as the theme for the competition.
It is also suggested that since this is West Virginia’s 150th Birthday, that would be considered in the challenge.
Bakers should present at least twelve cupcakes.
There is a $100 first place prize and $50 for second for the cupcakes with half the judging determined by the decorating and half by the taste of the cupcake.
There will be a $25 prizes for teens/children category. Judging will be on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Noon at the Lewis County Senior Center, on West Second Street in Weston.
The competition will include adults and teens/children categories.
Please call 304.269.3683, after 4:00 PM or write
West Fork Conservation District Field Day - July 19-20, 2013
Attention West Virginia Agriculture Producers!!
Mark your calendars for this once in a lifetime event!
The West Fork Conservation District is once again holding its annual field day for West Virginia Farmers.
These field day events are offered to help educate and inform local farmers and ranchers on new ideas and methods of farming, which could help to make their operations more productive and profitable.
These events are always well attended by our area producers and due to this year’s topic and notoriety of the speaker selected; we are expecting the largest crowd ever seen at one of these district field days.
This year’s field day will be a 2-day event starting with a dinner meeting held Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Hickory House in Weston, WV at 6:30 PM, followed by a day in the field Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the John L. Spiker farm in Jane Lew, WV at 9:00 AM.
The topic will be “Grazing for profit in the 21st Century”, presented by world renowned speaker Kit Pharo of Pharo Cattle Company located in Cheyenne Wells, CO.
Kit will be speaking from personal experience, on the practice of herd selection and utilization of extended winter grazing to reduce production costs on a beef cattle operation.
We hope you will consider attending this event.
Due to the expected attendance, this field day should prove to be as beneficial to you!
Should you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the West Fork Conservation District, at 304.627.2160 or email at “email@example.com”.
Age 91, of Parkersburg, WV, died June 07, 2013, at the Worthington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born October 29, 1921, in Jane Lew, WV, a daughter of the late Claude N. and Etta Boylen VanHorn.
She was a graduate of Jane Lew High School and St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Clarksburg, WV.
She was a member of Stout Memorial United Methodist Church, Upper Room Sunday School Class and Rebecca Circle.
She is survived by three children, Ken (Ann) Holbert, Diane (Dave) Chambers and Denise (Grant) DeGarmo, all of Vienna; six grandchildren, Chrisy Nestor, Brad Holbert, Benjamin Chambers, Stephen Chambers, Lauren DeGarmo and Jonathan DeGarmo; one great-grandson, Dalton (Kim) Hodge; one great-great-granddaughter, Adalee Hodge; sister-in-law, Margaret VanHorn of Charleston, WV; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. John L. Holbert; one brother, Donzel VanHorn; and two sisters, Lorraine Randolph and Eloise Holbert.
Services will be 11 AM Tuesday at Stout Memorial United Methodist Church, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Paul Russell and the Rev. Roger Smith officiating.
Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to caregivers, Eula Loane, Jan Samples, Rose Dailey, Marie Modesitt, Dr. Michael Moses and Worthington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rev. John L. and Lucille E. Holbert Scholarship Fund, c/o Parkesburg Community Foundation, or United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia Inc.
Robert Gene Burnside
Robert Gene Burnside
Age 83, of Rt#2 Jane Lew, Kincheloe community, WV, passed away on Saturday, June 08, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born in Clarksburg, WV on June 23, 1929: son of the late Ernest Robert Burnside and Lela Grace (Halterman) Burnside.
On May 21, 1994, he married Ruth (Smith) Burnside, who survives.
Mr. Burnside is also survived by two daughters: Karen Burnside Hayhurst and husband Jay of Kincheloe and Dawna Burnside Mussad and husband Emir of Fairfax, VA and five grandchildren: Stacey Beale, Aaron Robert Hayhurst, Sarah Grace Hayhurst, Isaiah Hayhurst and Nevaeh Hayhurst. Also surviving is one sister: Joan Lough and husband Junior of Kincheloe and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by one ½ brother: Ray Burnside and one step sister: Ruth Gregory.
Mr. Burnside was owner and operator of Jane Lew Lumber and Supply. He was a United States Postal carrier out of the Jane Lew Post Office. Gene was a farmer and loved to work with his cattle and other animals.
Mr. Burnside was a graduate of Unidis High School in Harrison County with the “Class of 1947.”
He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church where taught Sunday school.
Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor O. D. Harman officiating assisted by Pastor Bill Coffindaffer.
Interment will follow services in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery of Harrison County, WV .
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Robert Gene Burnside may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America 322 Eighth Ave 7th Floor New York, NY 10001 or to Amedisys Hospice 67 Casino Drive Anmoore, WV 26323.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Robert Gene Burnside.
Weston: Murder Charges Dropped in Baby Death Case
Prosecutors have dropped a first-degree murder charge against a Lewis County man arrested in the death of his girlfriend’s 14-month-old son.
But special prosecutor Michael Parker says he expects to present a new case to a grand jury in July.
Investigators say Hepzibah resident Christopher Thomas Sheppard was babysitting at a Jane Lew apartment and left the child unattended in a bath in 2011.
Rex Donald Mick fell out of the sink, landed on his head and later died.
But an autopsy revealed multiple blunt-force traumas.
A trooper handling the case said the baby had 16 freshly broken ribs and five healing ribs, bruises on his ear and torso, and injuries inside his mouth.
The Exponent-Telegram says Circuit Judge John Henning’s ruling on Thursday allows prosecutors to refile charges.
BENEFIT DINNER for Delbert Shackleford - June 09, 13 - This Sunday
For: Delbert Shackleford
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2013
Place: Midway V. F. D.
Time: 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM
Delbert has been very sick and was even unable to walk.
He had to be hospitalized for treatment for this disease.
Now his hospital bills are extremely high and we are trying to help him.
He is now able to walk again though, which is the important thing.
Menu: (Done by Donations)
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Green Beans , Desserts
Cole Slaw, Drinks
Shirley Joann Tonkin
Shirley Joann Tonkin
Surrounded by her loving family, Shirley Joann Allen Tonkin, age 71, of 142 4th Street, Burnsville, WV, went home to be with the Lord at 11:00 AM on Wednesday June 05, 2013, at her residence.
She was born in Napier, WV on October 17, 1941, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Bertha Belle Allen Riffle.
On February 14, 1957, she married her beloved husband, Harold Franklin Tonkin, who passed away April of 1957.
Surviving are six sons: Roger Allen and wife Peggy and Carl Tonkin and Macel, both of Cleveland, OH; Ricky Tonkin, Jerry Tonkin, Terry Tonkin all of Burnsville, WV; and Jimmy Tonkin and wife Pam of Ireland, WV; one brother, Jerry Riffle of Ohio; four sisters: Rida Miller of Ohio; Rena Wright of Sutton, Kate Zigenfus of NY; and Wilma Rosan of Akron, OH.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Edna Allen, who raised her; four brothers: Johnny Riffle, Marvin Allen, Jack Riffle, and Charles Riffle; and one sister, Regina Riffle Hitt.
Shirley was a wonderful and loving mother and wife. She loved gospel, country and bluegrass music and made new friends everywhere she went.
She was Methodist by faith, and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Shirley’s request for cremation has been honored and her family will have a private Celebration of Life Service at a later date.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the Tonkin family.
Virginia B. Clevenger Hoard
Virginia B. Clevenger Hoard
Age 77, of Sand Run, Weston, WV, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.
Jenny was surrounded by her family and loved ones as she passed.
She was born on February 29, 1936 in Weston: a daughter of Henry and Lena Boggs, deceased.
She married Herman G. Hoard on September 21, 1962.
Jenny is survived by three children, David Clevenger and wife, Terri, Christopher Paul Hoard and wife, Tracy, and Victoria Gail Sipes and husband, Jim, all of Weston.
She is also survived by her grandchildren, James Cody Clevenger and his wife, Lindsey, Courtney Lynn Clevenger, Kasey Lee Brainard, Christine Sharonann Sipes, Cody Henderson and Brianna Henderson, all of Weston; one great-grandson, Kent Lee Smith; sister-in-law, Jean Brown, Dixie Delix and husband, Paul; Sara Crews and husband, Phil; brother-in-law, Dale Hoard; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Mary Christine and her three sisters, Hazel, Janice and Sharon.
Jenny was employed as a nurse and retired from the Weston State Hospital. She will be remembered as a loving mother, a wonderful cook and an active Red-Hater. She was an avid hunter and loved to fish.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Boyle Funeral Home and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Charles H. Eubank
Charles H. Eubank
Age 88, of High Knob, Braxton County, WV, departed this life on Thursday June 06, 2013 at his home following an extended illness with high grade lymphoma cancer.
He was born at High Knob, WV on December 17, 1924 a son of the late William A. Eubank and Ella Nora Arthur (Hines) Eubank.
Charles completed his 8 years of elementary education at the High Knob Grade School. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and proudly served and defended his country during WWII from May 1944 to May 1946. He worked for the WV Department of Highways for 19 years and retired in May 1988.
Charles was the last surviving member of his parent’s three families.
On November 04, 1946, he married Ruby J. Harper at Oakland, Maryland. He was blessed with her love for 66 years, until her passing on Sunday, November 18, 2012.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by his siblings from his father’s first family, Mrs. Rosa Hickman, Mrs. Bertha Armstrong, Mrs. Mary Thompson, Mrs. Willa Hutchison, Mrs. Gladys Thompson, Bessie Eubank, Lloyd, Russell, Oley and Bishop Eubank; siblings from his mother’s first family, Mrs. Clara Hosey, Mrs. Ethel Ward, Emmett Hines; Twins: Charles Heaston and Issac Preston Hines; and his four immediate brothers, Paul, John, Gaylord, and Arthur Hayward Eubank.
Charles is survived by his 5 children, Nancy (Howard) McKay of US Hwy 19, Jane Lew; Harold (Barbara) Eubank of Jesse Run Rd., Jane Lew; Mary and Doris Eubank of High Knob; and Mitchell (Shirley and her family) Eubank of Flatwoods. He is also survived by his two grandchildren, Alisa Eubank of Jane Lew, and Jonathan (Cassie) Eubank of Weston; Two step-grandchildren, Steven (Cathy) McKay of Jane Lew, and Karen (Michael) Wilfong of West Milford; 3 step great grandchildren and 5 step-great-great-grandchildren, his special sister-in-law, Clara Mae Eubank of Heaters, his wife’s 3 sisters and 5 brothers, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends and his dog Rex and grand-dog Cookie.
Charles loved his farm where he was born and grew-up and lived all of his life there. He also loved his fruit trees, berries and flowers and would often tell people the name of each one. He enjoyed spending hours grafting, pruning and taking care of them. He was an avid reader all of his life, reading several hundreds of books, and spent many hours reading as his health deteriorated. He enjoyed listening to country, bluegrass and gospel music and WVU ballgames-when they were winning.
He was a Methodist.
Charles will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Monday June 10, 2013 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with the Rev. John McQuain officiating.
Burial will follow at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Vernon Rd. Sutton, WV.
Family and friends will be received 6:00-8:00 PM on Sunday June 09, 2013 at the funeral home.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Eubanks’ family
Jackson Jase Mason
Jackson Jase Mason is the name chosen for a son born to David and Melinda Mason of Weston, WV.
He was born Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston and is the couple’s second child.
The little boy weighed 8-pounds, 7-ounces.
The mother is the former Melinda Strader and is a social worker.
The father is employed at Eagle Systems.
Maternal grandparents are Dennis and Sandra Strader of Weston, WV.
Paternal grandparents are John and Carol Mason of Grant Town, WV.
Coldyn James Lehman
Coldyn James Lehman, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, was born Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, to Sarah Nichole Heater and Michael James Lehman of Clarksburg, WV.
Maternal grandparents are Gary and Reena Heater, Clarksburg, WV.
Paternal grandparents are Alice Shortridge and Jerry Perkins, Jane Lew, WV; Howard Lehman, Ulysses, PA.
Great-grandparents are James Dells, Jane Lew, WV; Beverly Lehman, Ulysses.
Maddox Paxton Johnson
Artimestia Titus and Tylor Johnson of Weston, WV announce the birth of their son, Maddox Paxton Johnson.
He was born Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston.
The little boy weighed 8-pounds, 1-ounce.
The mother is a homemaker and the father is employed at Viking Pools.
Maternal grandparents are Gary and Wanda Titus of Camden, WV.
Paternal grandparents are Rick and Mischelle Johnsonof Mount Vernon, Washington.
Brently Jade Hicks
Danyell McCoy and Bub Hicks of Walkersville, WV announce the birth of their son, Brently Jade Hicks.
He was born Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston and he has two siblings, Stanton and Brieal.
The little boy weighed 5-pounds, 10-ounces.
Maternal grandparents are Timothy McCoy of Elkton, Ohio and Connie McCord of Walkersville, WV.
Paternal grandparents are Ruth and Ike Hicks of Weston, WV.
Robert Dwight Osborn
Robert Dwight Osborn
Age 73, of 3789 Hackers Creek Road, Jane Lew, WV, passed away at 1:10 PM Tuesday, June 04, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born September 18, 1939, in Sinking Creek, Gilmer County, WV, a son of the late James Marshall and Stelma Hatfield Osborn.
On January 26, 1963, he married the former Linda Marie Radcliff, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Kelly Jo Golden and husband Jimmy Joe of Weston; one son, Darin Dwight Osborn and wife Cindy of Weston; seven grandchildren, Erica Paige Weaver and husband Keith, Kayla Marie Osborn, Hunter Dwight Osborn, Kristen Lee Golden, Tessa Lee Golden, Cameron Dwight Golden and Sydney Jo Golden; two great-grandchildren, Kiarra Paige Weaver and Kylie Peyton Weaver, all of Weston; twin brother, Billy Duane “Cookie” Osborne of Jane Lew; half sister, Wanda Adams and husband Ace of Weston; half brother, Kenneth Heckert and wife Anne of Freemansburg; sister-in-law, Genevieve Heckert of Frametown; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Shelby.
He was preceded in death by two half brothers, Layton Dale Heckert and Eugene Heckert, and two sisters-in-law, Emelyme Heckert and Linda Osborne.
Dwight worked as a supervisor, then an equipment operator in the coal industry for over 35 years, was employed by King Knob Coal for 20 years and later several different coal operations in the state. He served as Street Commissioner for the city of Weston and later as a Weston City Councilman.
Mr. Osborn was a member of the St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Weston and United Methodist Men, serving as an usher and later as a member of the Board of Trustees.
He enjoyed golfing, hunting and traveling back to Gilmer County to retrace his family home place and reminisce of days gone by.
Dwight loved country music, watching the RFD Channel and listing to the radio. Dwight was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who enjoyed being actively involved in his family’s sport activities.
Dwight was stalwart over the years in supporting numerous sports programs throughout Lewis County. A 1958 graduate of Weston High School, he posted stellar athletic seasons during a sports career for the Minutemen football, basketball and baseball teams. His love of Lewis County High School sports was evident by his attendance at many sporting events, both at home and away during the respective sports campaigns.
Osborn worked the sidelines for the Minutemen football games for several years as a member of the sideline crew. His support of all sporting teams flowed over onto youth baseball program. Osborn logged several championships while coaching the Cubs in the Lewis County Youth Baseball League. In 1969, he was actively involved in the construction of the youth baseball field behind what is now Robert L. Bland Middle School. He also coached the Orioles and Moose teams in the Lewis County Baseball Ruth League and in the Pop Warner football program.
His dedication to local sports programs was quite apparent by his donation of countless hours of volunteer work with athletic boosters organizations. He was a founding member of the Mainliner Booster Club at Lewis County High School. He loved attending his class reunions to connect with his old classmates and friends. We’ve heard countless people say, “Dwight never knew a stranger. He made friends everywhere he went.”
One of his most sparkling accomplishments revolved around his dedication and work in construction of Deerfield Country Club. Osborn became a fixture during construction of the nine-hole golf course. Armed with a D-9 dozer, Osborn has been credited with being a main force in the shaping of the course through moving tons upon tons of dirt during on-site work.
Friends called at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service 144 Hackers Creek Road, Jane Lew, on Thursday, June 06, 2013, from 2:00-8:00 PM.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, June 07, 2013, from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Jonathan Nettles, Reverend Bruce Macbeth and Reverend Ron Brown officiating.
Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the Osborn family.
Robert Lee Daugherty Sr.
Robert Lee Daugherty Sr.
Age 72, of 193 Summit Street, Weston, WV, passed away at 1:00 PM, on Sunday, June 02, 2013 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, following an extended illness.
He was born March 03, 1941 in Braxton County, WV: a son of the late Okey Raymond and Mary Vankirk Daugherty.
On May 28, 1965, he married the former Beverly June Harr, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert L. Daugherty Jr., and wife, Deborah, of Reidsville, NC, and Okey W. Daugherty and wife, Michelle, of Lexington, SC; two brothers, Charles Daugherty and wife, Arlene, of Hampstead, MD, and Donald Daugherty and wife, Marge, of Boca Raton, FL; one sister, Betty Barrett of Hanover, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army, completing his basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., then was stationed in Okinawa, Japan for three-years. Shortly after leaving the military, he joined the Baltimore City Police force in Baltimore, Md., serving 12-years as a patrolman and a detective. In 1976, Robert and his family left Baltimore and moved to Jane Lew where he began working for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Clarksburg. In 1989, they moved to High Point, N.C., where they stayed until 2006, when Robert and his wife decided to come back to beautiful West Virginia.
Robert was an avid fisherman, enjoying nothing more than a day of fishing on the lake with his friends and family. He also enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden every spring. He loved bluegrass music and listening to his favorite country music stars, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. He was a sports enthusiast, who always cheered for the Baltimore Colts/Ravens and Orioles, and he never missed a televised game.
Robert’s request for cremation has been honored and his family will have a private family service at a later date.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service of 144 Hackers Creek Road, Jane Lew, is honored and privileged to serve the Daugherty family.
Lewis County Relay for Life Set to Begin Friday Evening June 07, 2013
Plans are being finalized for the 15th annual Relay for Life of Lewis County, which begins on Friday, June 07, 2013 at the Robert Bland Middle School Athletic Field.
This is the 15th Lewis County Relay for Life. The first Relay in Lewis County was held in 1999.
So far this year, $35,359.21 has been raised as of Monday, June 03, 2013. There are 26 teams participating with 294 participants.
The teams this year, with the amount of money raised include:
• DeeBo’s Clan - $7,202
• Stonewall Warriors - $3,440
• Unashamed Dance Team - $3,015
• Citizens Bank Dreams and Fighters - $2,530
• Almost a Hit - $2,402
• Cure Powered by Curves - $2,062
• Robbin’s Rocking’ Robins - $1,437
• All Americans - $1,210
• Broad Street Crusaders - $880
• Hopeful Soldiers - $820
• The Shining Stars - $528
• After Ours - $220
• The Minutemen - $180
• St. Matthew UMC - $105
• Martha Mae’s Militia - $90
• Crowning A Cure - $30.00
• Miracle Makenna’s Troop - $20
• Meme’s Allstars - $5.00
• Alum Bridge Elementary Army
• Dominion Transmission
• Jane Lew Elementary Generals
• Peterson Central Elementary Paratroopers
• RLBMS Patriots
• Roanoke Elementary Rebels
• Sharpe Striders
• Walmart Blue Angels
This year’s chairwoman is Penny Grant and co-chair is Valerie Posey.
Relay For Life® is a fun-filled overnight event designed to bring together those who have been touched by cancer in the community. At the event, participants celebrate survivorship and raise money to help the American Cancer Society in its mission to save lives; help those who have been touched by cancer; and empower individuals to fight back. During the event, teams take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.
But, Relay is much more than a walk around a track. It is a time to remember those lost to cancer and celebrate those who have survived. It is a night for people who have shared the same experience to comfort and console one another. During this event, participants honor survivors during the Survivors Lap and remember those who have been lost to cancer during the Luminaria Ceremony, which will be held at 11:00 PM.
Most importantly, Relay gives one the power to help in the fight against cancer. By joining together as volunteers and donors, the joint effort helps the American Cancer Society strive toward a future where cancer doesn’t take the lives of our friends and family.
Cancer survivors are invited to participate in the opening Survivors Ceremony and to stop by the Survivors Reception provided by Stonewall Jackson Hospital and Stonewall Jackson Home Care. The reception begins at 5:00 PM.
Schedule of Events for Night of Relay:
• 10:30 AM Camper Setup
• 04:00 PM All Tents are to be setup and vehicles off of the track
• 04:00 DJ Service for entire event by Jeff Jones and Shooting Star Productions
• 04:00 Concession Stand – sponsored by Curves open the entire event
• 04:00 For assistance during the event – please see the Relay Staff in Orange Shirts
• 05:00 PM Survivor Reception
• 06:00 PM Event Starts
• 06:10 PM National Anthem – Performed by Sarah Taylor
• 06:15 PM Survivor Introductions and Survivor Lap
• 07:00 PM Cancer is a Drag competition (1 hour)
• 07:00 PM Entertainment on Main Stage: Real Life Church
• 07:30 PM Entertainment on Center Field: Unashamed Dance Team
• 08:00 PM Auction at Main Stage – please be registered for the event prior to 8PM
• 09:00 PM Entertainment on Main Stage: Mountain State Cloggers
• 09:30 PM Entertainment on Main Stage: Dave Redrock Smith
• 10:00 PM Luminaria Tent Closes
• 10:00 PM Raffle Drawing for Vera Bradley – Sponsored by Curves
• 10:00 PM Raffle Drawing for WV Quilt - Sponsored by Curves – Donated by Donna Wilfong
• 10:00 PM Raffle Drawing for Garden Bench with Accessories – sponsored by All Americans
• 10:30 PM Raffle Drawing for Cooler full of Pampered Chef Items – sponsored by Dominion Transmission
• 11:00 PM Luminaria Service
• 12:00 AM Raffle Drawing for Pool Party at Lewis County Park- sponsored by Bobbin Rockin Robins
• 12:00 AM Entertainment: DJ Jeff Jones
• 03:00 AM Breakfast served at Concession Stand
• 06:00 AM Closing Ceremony
Activities planned the night of the event:
• Site 1: Dominion Transmission:
» Duck Pond for Children – Prize Every Time! – Open until 11:00 PM
» Dunking Booth
» Raffle – Cooler full of Pampered Chef Items – Drawing at 10:30- Do not have to be present to win
» Popsicle Sale
• Site 4: All Americans:
» Raffle- Garden bench with Accessories – Drawing at 10:00 PM
• Site 5 & 6: The Minutemen:
» Deep Fried Goodies for Sale!!
• Site 7: Bobbin Rockin Robins:
» Raffle – Pool Party at Lewis County Park – Drawing at Midnight
» Lighted bracelets and Necklace sale!
» Toilet Paper Toss!!
• Site 8: Citizens Bank Dreamers and Fighters:
» 50/50 Drawing
• Site 11 & 12: Unashamed Dance Team:
» Corn Hole - all night!
• Site 19: Walmart Blue Angels:
» Glow Stick Station – After Dark
• Site 27: Hopeful Soldiers:
» Lap Beads (all night) – by a necklace and get a bead after every completed lap
• Site 39 & 40: Curves
» Face Painting
» Kids Activities
• Concession Stand
• Mini Flashlight Lanyards
• Helium Balloons
• Hand made Dish towels, Dish Rags & Angels
• Several Other Activities will be occurring the night of the event – Fun for all ages!!!
Judy Carolyn (Weaver) Oldaker
Judy Carolyn (Weaver) Oldaker
Age 59, of Moundsville, WV formally of Weston, WV went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 10:45 AM in the Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, WV following a sudden illness.
Judy was born on November 09, 1953 in Lewis County, WV a daughter of the late James Carlton Weaver and Mary Elizabeth (Carpenter) Weaver.
Judy is survived by one son Samuel Joseph Oldaker III and wife Dawn of Weston. Also surviving are four grandchildren Alexandria Walls, Kayla Oldaker, Theresa Somers, Cameron Oldaker, and one great-grandchild Garrett Walls. In addition to her son, grandchildren, and great-grandchild Judy is survived by two brothers Robert Weaver of Weston, Michael Weaver of Moundsville, one sister Sharon Weaver-Mallett of Buckhannon, one special niece Sheila Collins-Winnings, several nieces, nephews, and one companion James Higgins.
In addition to Judy’s parents she was preceded in death by one daughter Linda Kay Oldaker, two sons Christopher Scott Oldaker, Joseph Carlton Oldaker, one brother James Weaver, and one sister Susan Cook.
Mrs. Oldaker was a talented seamstress especially when it came to Crocheting. She also loved to tend to her garden and also loved to watch her flowers blossom. Judy enjoyed visiting with family and friends over a glass of sweet tea.
Family will receive friends for time of fellowship on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 1-2 PM at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 North Main Avenue, Weston, WV.
Following fellowship there will be a memorial service held at 2:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roger Brown officiating.
A private interment will follow services in the Waldeck Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Judy’s burial fund: In care of Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 265 Cottage Avenue, Weston, WV 26452.
Midway VFD Flea Market - 05.31.13 to 06.01.13
Tina Marie King
Tina Marie King
Age 49, of 401 John Street, Weston, WV passed away at Ruby Memorial Hospital on Thursday, May 30, 2013 following a courageous battle with cancer.
Tina was born in Weston, WV on December 22, 1963 a daughter of Catherine E. (Bleigh) Gower and the late Harold Matthew King.
Survivors include one daughter; Stephanie Marie Walton of Buckhannon, WV two sons; Joey Lee Bean of Weston, WV and David Allen Walton of Buckhannon, WV; six grandchildren Kaitlyn Joanna Bean, Brayleigh Walton, Hunter Creed Walton, Majestic Walton, Miesha Walton, and Kayden Walton. Also surviving are five brothers Randy King of Elkins, WV, Jim King of Weston, WV Bill King of Weston, WV, Mike King of Weston, WV, Roger King of Clarksburg, WV, and three sisters Ilean Burkhammer of Weston, WV, Cathy Malcolm of Buckhannon, WV, and Debbie Fultineer of Weston, WV. In addition to her mother, children, grandchildren, brothers, and sisters Tina is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his father he was preceded in death by step-father Clarence Gower.
Tina was a joy to be around she loved to travel, listening to music eating out, and being outdoors. Some of Tina’s other hobbies included playing bingo and playing the Keno machines. Tina’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. Tina will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Family and friends may gather at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue, Weston, WV on Monday, June 03, 2013 from 11:00 AM till 12:00 Noon.
Funeral services will follow visitation on Monday and be held at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Russell Furr officiating.
Interment will follow funeral services in the Butchersville Cemetery.
The Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston, WV will be entrusted with the care of the arrangements for Tina Marie King.
Terri Lynn Pumphrey
Brittany Wickline and Terry Pumphrey of Weston, WV announce the birth of their daughter, Terri Lynn Pumphrey.
The little girl has two siblings, Marcie and Donald.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Doug Wickline of Morgantown, WV.
Adreana Danielle Wheatley
Adreana Danielle Wheatley is the name chosen for a daughter born to Courtney and Lenny Wheatley of Horner, WV.
She was born Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston and is the couple’s first child.
The little girl weighed 5-pounds and 10-ounces.
The mother is the former Courtney Goodwin and is a homemaker.
The father is serving in the military.
Maternal grandparents are Mike and Goldie Radcliff of Weston, WV.
Paternal grandparents are Kenny and Tina Turner of Walkersville, WV.
Juanita Mick Grymes
Juanita Mick Grymes
Age 85, passed away Saturday, 25, May 2013 at Famiily Care Hospice, Melbourne Florida.
She was born in Weston, WV.
She was preceded in death by parents Clora A. Forinash and Glenn D. Mick.
Juanita is survived by her husband of 49 years,Wade M. Grymes of Melbourne, FL and children : Charles G. Wise III, (Ev) Ohio; Steven M. Wise (Tracy) Oregon; Glenn Grymes (Sammye) Melbourne FL; two brothers Clifford (Maxine) Mick, Weston; Marvin (Betty) Mick, Bridgeport and sister Willena Mick Richardson, Huntsville AL.
A Memorial service will be held in Melbourne, Florida at a later date.
Mildred “Midge” (Freeman) Trezise
Mildred “Midge” (Freeman) Trezise
Age 90, of 207 2nd Street, Jane Lew, WV went to be with the Lord on May 28, 2013 at her residence.
She was born in Harrison County, WV on May 17, 1923 the only daughter of the late Thomas A. Freeman and Ivory Myrtle (Gay) Freeman.
She was married to the late Charles Trezise who preceded her in death in 1988.
In addition to her husband Mrs. Trezise was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers Helen Jones, Hanna Chamberlain, Mary Thompson, Betty Allman, Virginia Freeman, John Freeman, Charles Freeman, and Ralph Freeman.
Mrs. Trezise is survived by one son Gene Freeman and his wife Connie of Jane Lew, WV. Also surviving are five grandchildren Brandy Freeman of West Milford, WV, Jeremy Freeman of Fairmont, WV, Breann Freeman of Jane Lew, WV, Natasha Freeman of Jane Lew, WV and Tiffany Freeman of Jane Lew, WV and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one brother Pete Freeman, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mrs. Trezise was a devoted Christian who faithfully attended church for over 70 years at the United Evangelistic Mission Church in West Milford, WV.
Mrs. Trezise was a graduate of Salem College and was a teacher at Jane Lew High School where she retired. Mrs. Trezise also loved to serve her the community and she was on the Jane Lew City Council for twenty years and was treasurer for the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. Mildred was also an avid WVU Basketball fan who loved to watch and attend the games, and she also enjoyed watching with her sister and brother, their nephew who dirt raced.
Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 North Main Avenue, Weston, WV on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.
Funeral Services will be held from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, June 01, 2013 at 2:00 PM with Revered Ashby Titus and Reverend Bill Lanham officiating.
Interment will follow Funeral Services in the Broad Run Cemetery in Jane Lew where she will be laid to rest beside her husband.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral of Weston will be serving the Trezise family.
Midway VFD Flea Market - May 31 - June 01, 2013, Friday and Saturday
Orlando Baptist Church Revival - Thru Saturday, June 01, 2013
Orlando Baptist is having Revival Tuesday, May 28 – Saturday, June 01, 2013 Starts at 7:00 PM
Preacher- Tom Horn
Singers- Jimmy and Rachel Smarr
Preacher- Bud Cochran
Singers- Jimmy and Rachel Smarr
Thursday and Friday
Preacher and Singer- Jimmy McKnight
Tag Team Preaching
Ralph Carl Simmons
Ralph Carl Simmons
Age 98, of 1211 12th Street, Weston, WV went home to be with the Lord at 11 AM Monday, May 27, 2013 while in the Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Jane Lew.
He was born September 16, 1914 in Gilmer County, WV, the second born son of Howard Lee and Shada Ocean Wiseman Simmons.
He is survived by his current wife and travel companion, Shirley Fisher Simmons, whom he married on March 19, 2011 after dating since 2003.
He had one step-son, Ray Fisher of Weston, one step-daughter, Debra Frandza and husband Phil of Lanoka Harbour NJ and one step-granddaughter, Rebecca Frandzia.
He was previously married to Bonnie Fultineer Simmons on February 14, 2000 until her death in 2002 after the passing of his wife of 47 years, Goldia Gay Radcliff Simmons, whom he married on June 01, 1951 officiated by Reverend Ralph Mahoney. Together they had one daughter, Ginger Prince Simmons Bailey (husband Fred) of Jane Lew, WV.
His daughter and son-in-law gave Ralph and Goldie three grandchildren who were the love of their lives: Tabitha Michelle Bailey, and husband David Mostofi, Travis Allen Bailey and wife Suzanne Yountchi , and Tori Beth Bailey Burnworth and husband Brandon Burnworth.
He is also survived by three great-grandchildren: Addison Bailey Mostofi, Alec Keshvar Mostofi, and Aaron August Burnworth; one brother-in-law, Lester Messenger; and several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Mr. Simmons was a heavy equipment operator for most of his life, specializing in dozer work. He was instrumental in the development of the Bluefield and Cabell County airports through dozer operations on each site. He worked in road construction in Ritchie County where he met his wife Goldia in the late 1940’s and again in the early 1960’s where he worked on Interstate 80 in Stroudsburg PA before returning to work in the strip mining industry where he worked for Keely Coal Co., Grafton Coal Co., and King Knob Coal, from which he retired in the spring of 1977 as a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He also worked for a short time in the deep mines and timber/sawmill operations with his father in Gilmer and Tucker counties in his younger years where he purchased his first dozer.
Ralph was an avid hunter and fisherman, working with the Stonecoal Lake Fishing Club in his earlier years. He loved going fishing and camping with family and friends, especially his good fishing buddy, John Anderson. He adored his grandchildren and took great pleasure in supporting their athletic events and playing badminton and kickball with them in the backyard. God blessed him with 36 years of retirement to share time, travel and life experiences with family and friends.
He attended the Broad Street United Methodist Church (former E.U.B Church) on Broad St. Weston after moving to Weston in 1955 from Ritchie County.
Friends may call at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 12:00-5:00 PM Sunday June 02, 2013.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Clifford West and Reverend Richard Justice officiating.
Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Weston.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the Simmons family.
WV Becomes First State to Implement “Project 24” as Part of a State-Wide Education Initiative
The West Virginia Board of Education applauds forty-seven West Virginia county school systems that have completed self-evaluations of their technology needs as a prerequisite to participation in Project 24.
The Project 24 initiative, led by former Governor Bob Wise at the Alliance for Excellent Education, is an effort to help school districts plan for and effectively use technology and digital learning to personalize learning and to ensure that students graduate from high school ready for college and a career. West Virginia is the first state to sign up to participate in Project 24 as a statewide education effort.
“A self-evaluation of current technology practices and inventories is a smart first step to ensure school systems are using technology in the most efficient and effective ways,” said state Board President Wade Linger. “Technology holds the potential to transform the way teaching and learning occurs in our state, and knowing that former Governor Bob Wise heads the Alliance gives us additional assurance that our participation in Project 24 will be productive.”
To increase the effectiveness of the project, districts were asked to consider the current classroom technology and digital learning infrastructure as they complete the Project 24 self assessment. The assessments will provide valuable feedback from the districts that will help the state frame its vision for student learning, recognize aspects of the education system that need to be addressed, and specify how technology can help align efforts to prepare students to be college- and career-ready.
The following counties have submitted evaluations:
Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monongalia, Monroe, Ohio, Pendleton, Pleasants, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming. A self-evaluation also was submitted from the Office of Institutional Education Programs.
Participation in Project 24, which is free to all participants, promises to help West Virginia improve its public schools through the readiness to use online assessments to gauge comprehension and learning. It also pushes for greater system and classroom innovation and strives for higher standards by creating a more flexible, robust, and student-centered digital learning environment.
What Is Project 24?
Project 24 is an urgent call to action on the need for systemic planning around the effective use of technology and digital learning to achieve the goal of “career and college readiness” for all students. It is a one-stop shop of comprehensive district-level planning tools, expert advice, creative ideas, and tangible suggestions from experienced education experts and nonprofit education membership organizations.
Project 24 Framework
The Project 24 framework helps districts address the seven concepts listed below as they engage in their Planning for Progress process. Connections between each of the topics highlight the power of systemic planning to address career- and college-ready standards. Implementation of these learning outcomes will be supported by appropriate technology applications and aligned to the new, higher expectations for learning. The Project 24 framework includes: Academic supports; Budget and resources; Curriculum and instruction;Data and assessments;Professional learning;Technology and infrastructure; and Use of time.
GFP - 05.29.2013
Politics | Government | Election
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“Former West Virginia Bob Wise is president of the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance), a nonprofit organization that has become a national leader for reforming the nation’s high schools so that all students graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college and a career. Led by Gov. Wise since 2005, the Alliance has become a respected advocate for the Common Core State Standards, deeper learning, digital learning, adolescent literacy, and other key education policy issues.“
Since 2005? Don’t call that “urgent” and over 500 school districts involved. Yet we see no reports, no analysis. Not even from the one school in Mon County that got computers for their no paper/no pencil project.
8 years later WV becomes the first to implement this state wide without offering supportive statistical information to the public? Given Mr. Linger’s technology connections it causes one to question the purity of the statewide initiative. Achieving reading at the 3rd grade level was initially presented as one of our most serious problems. Now attention is diverted to high school level.
By Will Anything Get Done? on 05.29.2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A consulting firm hired by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s administration started an audit of the state’s use of $126.3 million in stimulus funds to expand high-speed Internet, but the governor’s office abruptly stopped the review in May 2011, records show. Tomblin’s office had given the go-ahead for the audit after ICF International submitted a scathing memo about the statewide project, finding that the state was using the stimulus funds to build a fragmented broadband network that solely benefited Frontier Communications, West Virginia’s largest high-speed Internet provider.
ICF also criticized Frontier for “inadequate project documentation” that failed to comply with federal grant rules…
Purity? Go to the WV Gazette and follow the story above.
How can these great technological advances be supported without broadband?
By Another Fiscal Joke on 05.29.2013
Why did Gov Tomblin STOP a audit in mid-step? Did someone smoke out a rat? A payoff?
Or maybe a smoking gun pointing to some current or past ‘big wheel politician’ ?
You can bet that audit was about to expose some crooked goings on?
Is the BOE, DOE, Manchin, and other big names and agencies are connected to this somehow?
By anonymous on 05.29.2013
Just another >deep pockets< government, taxpayer funded, money-pit, for the >long-armed< pick pockets to work on??
By SOS on 05.29.2013
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