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m J, Armstrong .....jnelle Mrs Freda Jean Arm- ""'~ng, 61, died December 25, in a . rleston hospital. " ----'}n October 27, 1928, at Rainelle, _1-'i was the daughter of the late Will ~(~ Bertie Kenney Sims. Armstrong was a member of the hav nie Belle Baptist Church at Cor- and was a homemaker. was preceded in death by her , Joseph Howard Arm- mg on November 10, 1988 and a Ether, Robert Sims. vivors include four sisters, Mary ;]ht, Mrs Robert (Martha) Ellison Mrs Roy (Chilla) Sherman, all of go, Florida and Mrs Kermit ~ebelle) Hunter Sr of Rainelle; brothers, Ralph, Roy and Troy all of Rainelle and David Sims Georgia, and several nephews. served as pallbearers. ements were made by Wal- and Wallace Funeral Home in E. Beaver -- Mrs Jesie Eleanor Ben- 72, died December 24, in a )ital. rn April 7, 1917, at Snowhill, she the daughter of the late Henry Bertha Ann McCutcheon ler. Beaver was a Protestant and a was preceded in death by two and three brothers. rvivors include a daughter, Dix of Quinwood; a son, Beaver of Rupert; two qdchildren, and one great-grand- were at Wallace and Wal- ie Funeral Home Chapel in with Reverends Bill Dren- and Gregg Scott officiating. Bur- in Wallace Memorial Ceme- nt Clintonville. Emeline Blevins ristlansburg, Virginia --- Helen beline Blevins, 60, formerly from died December 21, 1989, Heritage Hall Nursing Home llacksburg, Virginia. n August 22, 1929, at Beeson, Virginia, she was the daughter M. Blevins of Clayton and late Charles B. Blevins. Blevins was a ten year resident g, Virginia, a home- and a member of the Grace Pentecostal Church in two brothers, Jahue David Church Jr of Maskit, Texas and Richard R. Church of Hornell, New York; a halfbrother, Kenny Church and a halfsister, Carolyn Church. Services were at Jack K. Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Lewisburg with Reverend Allen Church officiat- ing. Burial was in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens in Lewisburg. Rubelle Virginia Clark Lewisburg -- Rubelle Virginia Clark, 86, died December 21, 1989, at Allegheny Regional Hospital in Low Moor, Virginia. Born November 27, 1903, at Cle- burne, Texas, she was the daughter of the late William Walker Blanton and Daisy Rubelle Yarbrough Blan- ton. Mrs Blanton was formerly from Craigie-lngleside Farm at Alderson. She was a Baptist and worked many years at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. as a librarian. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Asbury Clark, June 7, 1985. Survivors include two cousins, Jo- seph Blanton and Anne Blanton, both of Albany, Texas. The body was cremated. Arrange- ments were made by Lobban Fu- neral Home in Alderson. Oleta B. Dolin White Sulphur Springs -- Mrs Oleta B. Dolin, 81, of White Sulphur Springs, died December 24, 1989, at a Ronceverte nursing home. Born October 24, 1908, at Alvon, she was the daughter of the late Jo- seph and Lillie Copenhaver Pinnell. Mrs Dolin was a member of the AI- von United Methodist Church, for- mer superintendent of the Sunday School, and a member of the United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mart G. Dolin in 1962. Survivors include two sons, Ran- dolph F. Dolin of Clifton Forge, Vir- ginia and Gerald D. Dolin of Atlanta, Georgia; a brother, Donald O. Pin- nell of White Sulphur Springs; a sis- ter, Nellie Jarrett of Lewisburg, and three grandchildren. Services were at Shanklin Funeral Home Chapel in White Sulphur Springs. Burial was in Alvon Ceme- tery. Paul Miller Hefner Frankford -- Paul Miller Hefner, 80, died December 19, 1989 in a Fairlea 'g" hospital. Was preceded in death by her' Born June 20, 1909, at Frankford, pband, Bradley M. Blevins De- he was the son of the late Marion 21, 1973. and Nettle Kershner Hefner. e11, IVors In l .. ' ' c ude three daughters, Mr Hefner was a retired farmer and Masters of Camp Creek, Ruth of Radford, Virginia, Mussleman of Christiansburg; Glen Blevins and Nor- both of Clayton, West Orlie Blevins of Dallas, Raymond Blevins of Dublin, Keith Blevins of Tone- New York, three sisters, Mrs Lively of Alderson, Beatrice Radford, Virginia, Faye Craft Tennessee; 12 grand- ten and three great-grandchil- in. Ingements were made by Funeral Home in Alderson. E. Burdette Springs -- Mrs Margaret E. 90, died Monday, Decem- 1989, at Andrew S. Rowan Home following a long ill- July 19, 1899 at Mill Creek, Carolina she was the daugh- the late William R. and Laura Howell. was a lifelong member Mill Creek United Methodist Was preceded in death by her Calvin Ammen Burdette, 1968. include a son, W. R. Bur- af Alderson; three stepdaugh- B. Diamond and Nancy both of Alderson and Rowan of St. AIb&ns, and a er, Lou H. Baldwin of Cool services were December the New Lebanon Cemetery with Reverends Weston and Ron Buckalew offici- state road employee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Dotson Hefner, five sister and four brothers. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Services were at Jack K. Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg with Reverend Jim Anderson officiating. Burial was in Frankford Cemetery• Charles Howard Huffman Creamery -- Charles Howard Huffman, 76, died December 27, 1989, at the home of a daughter, Etta Wilson, Hillsdate Road, Picka- way, following a long illness. Born September 25, 1913, at Alder- son, he was the son of the late Francis Daniel and Mary Frances Miller Huffman. Mr Huffman was a farmer and re- tired Monroe Co. Deputy Assessor, former employee of the ASCS in Monroe Co., a member of the Lind- side Odd Fellows, a deacon, and a member of the Flint Chapel Baptist Church at Creamery. He was precededin death by three brothers, Hubert, Ernest, and Her- man Huffman; two sisters, Willie Massie and Mae Mann. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Elizabeth Lilly Huffman: three sons, Melvin Carlos Huffman of Wayside, Herman Richard Huffman of Cream- ery, Frances Daniel Huffman of Pickaway; one daughter, Etta Carol Wilson of Pickaway; three brothers, Alfred Huffman of Gilbert, Harry Huffman of Lynchburg, Virginia, Roy Huffman of Orlando, Florida; one sister, Mrs Ocie Vase of Hinton; and eight grandchildren. Services were December 29 at Flint Chapel Baptist Church in Creamery with Reverends Kermit Newberry and Hugh.lyn Wilson officiating. Bur- ial was ir~ Camp Ground Cemetery at Creamery. Arrangements were made by Lobban Funeral Home in Alderson. Maude M. Keaveny Elkins -- Mrs Maude M Keaveny, 84, formerly of Rainelle, died De- cember 24, 1989, in Elkins. She was a homemaker and a Meth- odist. Surviving: daughters, Joan Coughlin of Buckhannon, Louella Guy of North East, Maryland; sons, Ronald R. Jr and Gene R., both of Rainelle, Loy R. of Atlanta, Georgia; sisters, Florence height of Kissimmee, Flor- ida, Verna Rosewell of Gauley Bridge, Nellie Jennings of Princeton; brothers, Fred McClung of McRoss, Elvan McClung of Marfrance. Service was at Smathers Funeral Home, Rainelle, with Reverend Phyllis Harvey officiating. Burial was in Rainelle Cemetery. Jared Lee Kimlin Mr. Nebo ---Jared Lee Kimlin, the 2-month-old son of Ralph Robert II and Teresa Kessler Kimlin of Mount Nebo, Nicholas County, died December 23, 1989 in Summersville Memorial Hospital. Also surviving: sister, Nikki at home; brother, Robbie at home; maternal grandparents, Ruth and Freddie Kessler of Mount Nebo; paternal grandparents, Ralph and Janice Kimiin of Poughkeepsie, New York, Arlee and Myrtle Rader of Hominy Falls; paternal great-grandmother, Laura Kimlin of Poughkeepsie; ma- ternal great-grandmother, Inn Ages of Rainelle. Service was at Wallace-Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with Rever- end J. Wayne Terry officiating• Bur- ial was in Penile Church Cemetery, Hominy Falls. Laura W. Legg Lewisburg -- Laura W. Legg, 85, died De,:ember 23, 1989, in a Beck- ley nursing home. Born March 18, 1904, at Keifer, he was the son of the late Lewis and Minnie Price Legg. Mr Legg was a retired merchant and a member of the Shuck Memorial Baptist Church at Lewisburg. He was preceded in death by his wive, Georgia Legg, March 1989. Survivors include two sisters, Geor- gia Bauer of Mason, Ohio and Lena Judy of Charleston. Services were at Wallace and Wal: lace Funeral Chapel in Lewisburg with Reverend Leroy Crane officiat- ing. Burial was in Rosewood Ceme- tery at Lewisburg. Margaret S. Loudermilk Frankford -- Mrs Margaret Spencer Loudermilk, 91, died December 23, 1989 at a Ronceverte Care Center. Born July 31, 1898 at Frankford, she was the daughter of the late Jessie Clinton and Maude Brown Spencer. Mrs Loudermilk was a member of the Enon Baptist Church at Vago and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wo0dson Loudermilk; three sons, Newman, Lawrence, and Paris Loudermilk; three broth- and 28 great-great-grandchildren• Services were December 29 at Enon Baptist Church at Vago with Reverends Jim Anderson and Leroy Crane officiating• Burial was in the Church Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Jack K. Wallace Funeral Home in Lewis- burg. Charles Red Pence Greenville -- Charles Red Pence, 75, died December 24, 1989, at a Charlottesville, Virginia hospital. Born march 1, 1914, at Crossroads, he was the son of the late Delonia and Salome Weikle Pence. Mr Pence was a 50-year resident of Greenville, a retired carpenter, also engaged in farming, a timberman, and a member of the Greenville United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert and Forest Pence, and a sister: Gertrude Roles. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Garvin Pence; three sons, Jerry Pence of Waynesboro, Virginia, James R. Pence, Peterstown, Ronald D. Pence of Crawley; a daughter, Bonnie Mollick of Lyndhurst, Virginia; three brothers, Luster Pence of Lindside, Mervell Pence of Union, and Marvin Pence_ of Greenville; a sister, Pearl Vase, Lindside; 10 grandchildren, and fou~- great-grandchildren. Services were at Greenville United Methodist Church with Reverend Hughlyn Wilson officiating. Burial was in Litlydale Cemetery at Lil- lydale. Arrangements were made by Broyles Funeral Home in Peter- stown. Mabel J. Adams Reed Second Creek -- Mrs Mabel J. Adams Reed, 72, died December 19, 1989 at home. She was employed in home health care and attended Bethel Pentecos- tal Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Edgar; granddaughter, Catherine C. Grimmett; three sis- ters, Elois~ Waters, Harriet Trent, Emily Morgan, one brother, Treylon Adams. Survivors include four daughters, Lottie Morgan of Ronceverte, Linda White of Organ Cave, Betty Morgan and Becky Myers, both of Second Creek; one son, Benjamin M. of Dublin, Virginia; two sisters, Virginia McDowell of St. Albans, Justine Por- terfield of Wilmington, Delaware; one brother, Edward Adams of Frankford; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were at Salem Presbyte- rian Church, Organ Cave. Burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangements were made by Wal- lace and Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte. Dollle M. Shires Crawley--- Mrs Dollie M. Shires, 66, died December 22, 1989 in a Char- leston hospital. Born May 15, 1923 at Rimel, she was the daughter of the late John and Hattie Cassel Rimel. Mrs Shires was a retired employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways and a member of the Sam Black United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lo- nie R. Shires Jr; two daughters,Jean The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, January 2, 1990 7A Leroy Crane and Clyde Gum officiat- ing. Burial was in Old Amwell Ceme- tery at Crawley. Eddie R. Taylor Richmond, Virginia -- Eddie R. Taylor Jr, 20, died December 24, 1989 in the Richmond, Virginia area. Born September 17, 1969, at Richmond, Virginia, he was the son of Eddie R. and Barbara Masters Taylor of Richmond, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Fred B. Mas- ters in 1989. Others survivors include a sister, Pamela Gray of Richmond, Virginia; a brother, Tony L. Masters of Lewis- burg; paternal grandparents, Ted and Josephine Proctor of Richmond; maternal grandmother, Mary E. Masters of Ronceverte. Services were at McLean Presbyte- rian Church near Ronceverte with Reverends Gary Baker and Skip Furror officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangements were made by Wal- lace and Wallace in Ronceverte Fred J. Vance Second Creek -- Fred J. Vance, 61, died December 20, 1989, at his home. He was the son of the late Hubert and Allie Bostic Vance. Survivors are Gladys Wykle, Lind- side, Martha Weikle, Caldwell and Freda Defibaugh, Ronceverte; 2 brothers, Henry Vance of Elizabeth, WV and George William Vance of Second Creek. Services were at Wallace and Wal- lace Funeral Home in Ronceverte with Reverend Marion Ripley offici- ating. Burial was in Highland Park Cemetery at Second Creek. Ar- rangements were made by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Ron- ceverte. Albert Keith Whirr Baltimore, Maryland -- Albert Keith Whirr, 62, died December 25, 1989 at home following an apparent heart attack. Mr Whirr was a World War II vet- eran. Survivors include his wife, Agnus Whirr of Baltimore, Maryland; four sons, John, Joey, Eddie and Robbie Whirr, all of Baltimore, Maryland; four brothers, Roy Whirr of Akron, Ohio; Bernard Whirr of Middletown, Pennsylvania, Jake Whirr of Pearls- burg, Virginia, Tom Whirr of Renick; two sisters, Eddei Hypes of Bluff City, Virginia' and Odda Songer of Pearisburg, Virginia. Graveside services were December 29 at Mount Vernon Cemetery with Reverend Jack K. Wallace officiat- ing. Arrangements were made by Jack K. Wallace Funeral Home in Lewis- burg. Brenda H. Wooddell Marlinton -- Miss Brenda H. Wood- dell, 42, died November 27, in a Roanoke, Virginia hospital. Born December 22, 1946, at Marlin- ton, she was the daughter of Stanley and Margaret Burns Wood- dell. Miss Wooddell was a Presbyterian. Services were at VanReenen Fu- neral Home Chapel in Marlinton with Reverend Richard Newkirk officiat- ing. Burial was in Mountain View C~.metery at Marlinton. Medicare Senior Citizens Successful in Medical Reform After an intensive campaign by the Council of Senior West Virgini- ans and similar groups across the nation, Congress has passed legis- lation limiting the amount doctors may charge seniors above the Medi- care approved amount. The legisla- tion also requires doctors to handle Medicare paperwork. The Council, affiliated with the National Council of Senior Citizens, met with key legis- lators, especially Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, and seniors sent thousands of post cards to him call- ing for these reforms. Mabel Nichols, President of the Council, praised the role of older West Virginians in winning Medicare reform, saying, "This victory was won only because thousands of seniors spoke out against Doctors overcharges. Seniors have shown once again that concerned citizens, banded together, can overcome even powerful interest groups like the American Medical Association." Mrs Nichols also specially thanked Senator Rockefeller, Chair- man of the Sub Committee on Medi- care and Long Term Care. "The Senator met twice with the Council to discuss this issue. He sponsored the legislation in the Senate, and was essential to making sure that Medicare Reform passed." The legislation, passed Novem- ber 22, limits the amount doctors may charge to 125 per cent of the Medicare approved amount in 1991, 120 per cent in 1992, and 115 per cent thereafter. Medicare reimbursement will be increased for "primary care phySi- cians," the ones seniors see most often, and for rural doctors. Reim- bursement for highly-paid specialists will be reduced. Doctors will be required to submit all Medicare claims on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries, relieving seniors of this complex burden. The new law also sets overall limits on Medicare expenditures, called Volume Performance Stan- dards. This initiative will limit un- needed office calls and other proce- dures, slowing the rise in Medicare premiums and copayments paid by seniors. This type of cost contain- ment measure is vital to an eventual national health insurance system, according to the Council of Senior West Virginians. ountatn euenger CALL TODAY! 647-5724 The cheapest widely distributed classifieds in town -- now reach 21,948 households for only ...... ere, and four sisters. Gillilan of Covington, Virginia and Survivors include three daughters ............... .... ' ueora rlJll or L;rawJey' a son wH,am E - • Ava Jones of Asoury Ruth Bennett ........... ' ' ' t I • I ' I~. Miller III OT ~.,rawiey; a s ep- a • ~ = of Kellogg Idaho and Bertha Work- , ,-' ,, ' .... daughter, Barbara Same of Alder- I | i man OT t-ranKTord; Tour sons, wal- ' ' I .... son; two stepsons Richard Shires II I li~ 4 " ! ~ace Louoerm k OT t-ranktoro, . ... .... ~ .' ...... f a ift :~ _,, I OT L,'alowel/ ann ArTle :~nlres o ' Palmer Loudermilk of Orlando, Flor- . ....... c -" 3 IC I • . P, ioerson; two sisters, /~mer .a Mar- ,~ ,de, Layton Loudermllk of Kellogg, "in f"'i (:1 n M r I -and Bettie | . [ o ADng O , ayano (! Idaho, and Luther Loudermllk of Ar- ._ .............. ~1 ~ ~ ~'~ -~ ! ......... I-aleaiine or L.,;alllornla; Inree orom- i ~==~==== "'- ~..,~ , - • cala L;allrornla; seven orotners, ........ / "re ! ~ I "I-IL~ I m' • ere James i-tlmel OT Aoeroeen, Sa uel Spencer of Frankford, Art,e . ' ........ | ~ tw'fJ~_ | S e c ........ Maryland and aonn Hlmel Jr and li .,,,if ~"-----., ~1--Or • p n er OT L;ovmgmn, vlrgmla, . , ~ ....... / .,,=,W... ~ •.. • I h r Norvat HlmelooTnOt I-'erryman C a les, Woodrow, and Buster .... ' ...... ' /JL ~ -~~~ I S encer of Clarksbur Paul Maryland; ,six granocnHoren; six / It'-IF-. t.ll r'l r-~ i"-1 i-I ~ / S;encer of Elkins, end g(~ordon step-,g[a, ndchildren, and a great- I)IIY~ l~ u u ~,.~ I granocn,o Spencer of Akron, Ohio; 28 grand- .. , " ...... / =--" I children; 68 great-grandcn" o'ren, berv~ces were. at bmaTners r-uneral a ,~ ~,-:...---r---.~ % I Chapel at Ralnelle with Reverends / " ~"'~.,,,,m>. -" i ! Say N t JOHN D. LONGANACRE • OWN ER-DIRECTOR 304-647-4025 FORT SPRING, WV . .I.. i ........ t.•t.l.n,~ ......................................................................... ..................... I ......................... a word When accompanied by paymenL ($2.25 minimum) a word if billed • ($3.00 minimum) For an •rrof free =d, Please type o~ print plainly. DEADLINE: 9 A.M. FRIDAY 122 North Court Street. Lewisburg, WY 24901. I i I LaStrada Acress From M( Iors, Fairlea. Inquire At 'G ree er Motor Co. requested that donations of =thy be made to the Roncev- Church Memorial Wayne Church Texas -- Lewis Wayne 45, died December 21, at his home. rn November 26, 1944, at he was the son of Mary Church of Lewisburg ahue David Church Sr of Ten- was a school teacher, a member of the Fairlea ,hurch. Survivors include a sister, SUt¢liffe of McLean, Virginia; L ~O It tt# with Queen Size Interspring Sleeper Comfortable Seating For Five-Extra Bed For Guests FURNrrURE • CARPET • APPLIANCES 616 Main Street, Rainelle, WV 304/438-7181 175 N. Maple Ave. Covington, VA 703/962-5137 HOMF CENTER HOME DECORATING CENTER NEW SHIPMENT! starting at TI See Us For Aft Your Decorating Needs. t , 209 W. Washington Street Monday thru Saturday , WNa. 645-6348 8 am to 5 pm