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www.mountainmessenger.com The Weekend Paper For The Greenbrier Valley - February 25, 2017 - Mountain Messenger - 5 ---" Church Bulletin -- A tradition during the Lenten season will once again be offered, beginning Friday, Mar. 3, by the Alleghany High- lands Council 8689 Knights of Colum- bus as they serve Fish Dinners in the Parker Community Center behind the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, one block south of the center traffic light in White Sulphur Springs. The dinners of tilapia, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, hard rolls, home- made desserts and ice tea, coffee and soft drinks, will once again be prepared by chefs associated with The Greenbri- er Resort and who are members of the Knights and/or area Catholic churches. Serving time for eating in or take-out orders will be 4:30-7 p.m. The prices for tickets are remaining the same as the last few years with adults $11; chil- dren 5-12, $6; under 5, free; all you care to eat, eat in only, $15 and a fam- ily ticket for two adults and two chil- dren, $25. In addition to the dinner on Mar. 3, the Knights will serve dinners on Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31 and Apr. 7. Proceeds from the dinners are used by the IOl'ights for community, youth, church, council and other service proj- ects in the Alleghany, Bath, Green- brier, Monroe, Pocahontas, and eastern Fayette county area. Council, who added, "We shall con- tinue to help the victims of the June 23 flood in addition to other much needed assistance in the Greenbrier Valley and the Alleghany Highlands." Located in downtown White Sul- phur Springs in back of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, the Parker Community Center honors the mem- ory of Nell Parker who tragically lost his life in an automobil accident and whose brother, Keith, is a member of the Alleghany Highlands Council. For further information on the fish "We spread our funds over the six dinners and other projects of the area county area to help in any way we Catholic churches, telephone the of- can where help is needed," noted Perk flee of the Catholic Churches of the Berry of White Sulphur Springs, grand Greenbrier Valley 304-536-1813 or the knight of the Alleghany Highlands Knights at 304-645-1373. Women's Retreat to be hosted by As spring approaches, Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg invites the women of the Greenbrier Valley for a day of spiritual awaken- ing with Tammy L. Jordan, the key- note speaker. Jordan is the founder of Fruits of Labor, .a company that marries her love of nature and agriculture with the culinary industry and serving oth- ers. The 15-year-old company has expanded to include the Fruits of Labor Retreat Center, which offers renewal retreats and unique Farm-to- Table programs called "Seeds of Re- covery" and "Seeds of Hope." These nationally recognized programs are for individuals in recovery from ad- diction and for youth aging out of the foster care system respectively. Jor- dan is also the author of twO books, including "The Seed Sower," which received the national Silver Reader's Choice Award. Jordan is bringing her inspirational message, "Awaken, Being Empow- ered by God's Presence," to Old Stone Church. After sharing the story of how God's calling has shaped her life, she will lead a fun and interactive session, where participants can create their own vision board. This activity en- courages introspection and will help individuals identify what God is call- ing them to do. Each person's unique vision board can continue to provide inspiration and serve as a reminder of God's presence and empowering spir- it long after the retreat ends. Worship leader, The Rev. Dr. Anna Old Stone Presbyterian Church Pinckney Straight, is the 16th pas- tor of The Old Stone Presbyterian Church. She accepted the call in the fall of 2016, following a 10-year call as an associate pastor at University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill, NC. Enjoy a day of fellowship and re- newal at The Women's Retreat on Saturday, Mar. 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p,m. The $15 fee includes a sandwich luncheon and vision board materi- als. Childcare will be provided. Visit www.oldstonechurchwv.com for more information including a registration form, or call Amy at 304-676-1468, or Marcia at 304-466-0982. Registra- tion deadline is Mar. 5, so that all of the retreat materials can be prepared. Zada Fay Miller Springfield, VA-Zada Fay Miller, 90, formerly of Russellville,WV, went to be with her Lord Friday, Feb. ist faith. Francis worked as a Supervisor of the Street Crew for the City Govern- ment of Alderson when he later retired. Other than his parents, wife Lucy; and many great- nieces and nephews who she loved very much. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Sam Black Church. Intern- dren and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Sun- day, Feb. 19, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg where Pastor 17, 2017, at Greenspring he was preceded in death toerit foll0wed'iri theWal- R0bertMeCfintie0ffleiated. Retirement, , ,Community; by hisloving wife, Louella 1ace Memorial Mausoleum- Burial followed in Rose- where she resided. DowdyHoleomb. in Clintonville, ' wood Cemetery, LewiSburg. She was born July 25, 1926, at Russellville, the daughter of the late Andy I. and Dana Wright Miller, She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Zada was a member of the Trinity Community Wesley- an Church, Annandale, VA, where she faith'fully served as secretary for 25 plus years for the local church board of administration. She was a retired secretary for the Federal Bureau of In- vestigations in Washington, DC, and was a member of the F.B.I Alumni. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack R. Miller, May 26, 2002. Those left to cherish her memory are two nephews, one niece and many dear friends. Graveside services will be held Friday, Feb. 24, at The End of the Trail Cemetery at Clintonville, with Pastor Youel Altizer officiating. There will be no visita- tion. Donations may be made to: Greenspring Hospice 7410 Spring Village Drive, Springfield, VA 22150. Wallace & Wallace Fu- neral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condo- lences by visiting www. WallaceandWallaceFH. com. Francis Courtney Holcomb Alderson-Francis "Du- gan" Courtney Holcomb, 90, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at his home. Francis was born to the late Charles L. and Nora M. Dowdy Holcomb June 23, 1926, in Alderson. He was a proud member of the United States Navy and was of the Method- Survivors include his The family invited ends Visitation was Saturday daughter, Linda Webster to join them one hour prior evening, Feb. 18, at the fu- and husband Camden of Dry Ridge, KY; sister, Anna Margaret Burger of Pow- mar, IN; brother, Robert "Tonto" Holcomb of A1- derson; grandsons, Duane Steep of Alderson, Kenneth Ward and wife Debbie of White Sulphur Springs and Chad Ward of Frankford; and three great-grandchil- dren. Graveside services were held Monday, Feb. 20, at the Alderson Cemetery in the Fletcher addition where Pastor Frank Jones offici- ated. Wallace & Wallace Fu- neral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condo- lences by visiting www. WallaceandWallaceFH. com. Helen Jean Davis Clintonville-Helen Jean Davis, passed away peace- fully Friday, Feb. 16, 2017, in her home. Helen was born in Look, out on July 6, 1932, to the late Louis David Merritt and George W. Davis. She graduated from Nuttall High School and went on to work for the Worthington Industries in a factory in Ohio where she retired. She moved back to West Virginia where she lived on a farm in Clinton- ville. She attended the Sam Black Church faithfully and loved her family. Helen is survived by her sister, Lucy Ann Taylor and husband Clayton of Madi- son, MI; stepsisters, Sue, Norma and Aida; first cous'- ins, Jean Ann Miller and husband Dan and Carolyn Harris and husband Jock; nieces and nephews, Cathy Ford and husband Marty, Amy Ogden and husband Chris and John Taylor and to the service to remember the life of Helen Davis. Wallace & Wallace Fu- neral Home irt RaineUe is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condo- lences by visiting www. WallaceandWallaeeFH. neral home. Please send online con- dolences by visiting www. WallaceandWallaceFH. com. William Wickline, Jr. com. Wilbur Jacob Hilton, Sr. White Sulphur Springs- Wilbur Jacob Hilton, St. 92, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at his home. He was born Aug. 28, 1924, in Callaghan, VA, to the late Eula Lottie Mines and Robert Wesley Hilton. In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his wife, Cova Magde- line Dalton and his young- est sister, Darlene Baldwin; and brothers, James Hilton and William R. Hilton. Lewisburg-William "Bil- ly Ray" Wickline, Jr., 60, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at CAMC Memo- rial hospital in Charleston. William was born Oct. 4, 1956, to the late Vaughna Hinkle Wickline and Wil- liam Ray Wickline, Sr., in Ronceverte. He spent many years as a dishwasher at The Green- brier Hotel and Resort and was of the Methodist faith. William is survived by his sisters, Dreama Phipps of Princeton and Joyce Smith and husband Earl of Rupert; brothers, Wayne Wickline of Beckley and Raymond Mr. Hilton served in "Rudy" Wickline and wife World War II in the Infantry as a Medic, as a driver for officers. He was an assistant pur- chasing agent at The Green- brier Hotel, retiring after 50 years of service. He also was a Master Mason at the Alleghany Lodge num- ber 136 of White Sulphur Springs. As an avid golfer, he was proud of his "Two holes in One" and the time he spent with his golfing friends. Su ivors include his son, "Buddy" Wilbur J. Hilton, Jr.; daughter, Cheryl H. Clark and husband JM of Wake Forrest, NC; brother, Isaac "Ike" of Gap Mills; sister, Genevieve "Libby" Murray of White Sulphur Sharon of Princeton; aunts, Kathy Massie, BettY Wick- line, Bert Wickline, Evelyn Brant, Gracelyn Drennen and Geraldine Wells; uncle, Floyd Wells; nieces and nephews, Melissa Beshard of Lake Forest, CA, Em- ily Carden of Rock, WV, Rebecca Wickline Stiles of Albany, NY, Stacy Wickline of Uniontown, PA and Ja- son Wickline of Uniontown, PA; several great nieces and nephews; many cousins; as well as lots of friends in the Greenbrier County area; and special caregivers, Lou Huffman, Susie Barker and Donna Eagle. A funeral service was held Wednesday Feb. 22, at the Wallace & Wallace Fu- Springs; grandchildren, Da- neral Chapel in Lewisburg vid M. Clark of Raleigh, where Pastor John Groves NC, and Lisa CI Dreyer and officiated. Burial followed husband Bill ofOrange, VA; in the Sunrise Cemetery, five great-grandchildren, Clintonville. three great-great-grandchil- On Wednesday the fam- New R/vet Un/tar/an Un/versa/ Service Sunday, Feb. 26, will start at 11 a.m. Visi- tors are welcome to attend. For further information call 304- 252-4016. St James' Episcopal Church will host their annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 5-7 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The church is located at 468 Church Street, Lewisburg, but entrance to the Parish Hall can also be accessed through the Court Street parking lot. Ticket prices are: adults - $7; children age 6-12, $5, kids 5 and under free, maximum fam- ily rate is $25. The menu includes buttermilk and gluten-free pancakes, sausage, stewed apples and beverages. Proceeds from the Pancake Sup- per will benefit the ministries of St. James' Epis- copal Church. Lent begins the day after Shrove Tuesday. The traditional Ash Wednesday Liturgy will be held at St. James' Church on Wednesday, Mar. 1, at noon and at 7 p.m. Please call the church for further information at 304-645-2588. Lenten Fish Dinners in HISS beginning Friday, Mar. 3, Alleghany Highlands Council 8689 Knights of Columbus will serve Fish Dinners in the Parker Community Center behind the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, one block south of the center traffic light in White Sulphur Springs. The dinners of tilapia, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, hard rolls, home-made des- serts and ice tea, coffee and soft drinks, will be prepared by chefs associated with The Greenbrier Resort and who are members of the Knights and/ or area Catholic churches. Serving time for eat- ing in or take-out orders will be 4:30-7 p.m. Prices: adults $11; children 5-12, $6; under 5, free; all you care to eat, eat in only, $15 and a family ticket for two adults and two children, $25. In addition to the dinner on Mar. 3, the Knights will serve dinners on Mar. 10, 17, 24, 31 and Apr. 7. Proceeds from the dinners are used by the Knights for commu- nity, youth, church, council and other service proj- ects in the Alleghany, Bath, Greenbrier, Monroe, Pocahontas and eastem Fayette county area. For further information call the office of the Catholic Churches of the Greenbrier Valley at 304-536- 18!3 or the Knights at 304-645-1373. Celebrate Recovery at Rhema If you struggle with a hurt habit or hang up or any similar controlling problem or issue and would like to sort through your issues with like others in a Christ-centered environment you are welcome to attend our weeki meoting, CELEBRATE RE- COVERY is a Christ-centered 12-step meeting that incorporates the 12 steps and the 8 Beati- tudes in the Bible andscdpture and prayer to as- sist people with the healing process. Unlike most secular programs the issues people present are varied and not necessarily the same problem or struggle, so no one is excluded. Our meetings are on Thursday nights - 6 to 6:30 p.m. meet and greet; 6:30 to 7:30 open meeting; and 7:30 to 8:30 gender specific small groups. The meetings take place at the Rhema Christian Church on Davis Stuart Road in Fairlea. We hope you check us out as many of our participants have grown tremen- dously in their faith and healed from a lot of their past hurt and pain. GriJ th Creek Baptist Church invites you to their AWANA PROGRAM each Wednesday night 6:30-8:30 p.m. september through May for children 3-18years of age. Food, fun and classes for everyone. Adult Bible Study 6:45 p.m. - ? Bus route in Alderson; for times and locations call the church at 304-445-2653 or Pas- tor Audie Sorg at 304-445-2243. The church is lo- cated threemiles out of AIderson. ily received friends one hour prior to the service to remember and share memo- ries of William "Billy Ray" Wickline. Please send online con- dolences by visiting www. WallaceandWallaceFH. com. Frank Garrett Christian Lewisburg-Frank Garrett Christian, 89, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Greenbrier Manor Nursing Home. Born Dec. 29, 1927, at Renick, he was a son of the late Joseph H. and Lottie Stacy Christian. Frank was a retired bus driver with the Board of Education and most re- cently was a bus driver for Mountain Transit Authority (MTA) in Lewisburg. He was also a U.S. Army Vet- clan. In addition rto his par-- ents, Frank was preceded in death by his: wife, Veda Renick Christian and three sisters, Madeline McMil- lion, Irlene C. Stegnar and Christine Ann Christian. Surviving Frank are his sisters, Jewell C. Dolan of Lewisburg and Kathleen C. Snell of York, PA; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Frank will be at 11 a.m. Sat- urday, Feb. 25, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg with Pas- tor Robert Hefner officiat- ing. Interment will follow in Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, at the funer- al home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. The family requests dona- tions of sympathy be made to the Greenbrier Manor Activities Fund, 1115 Ma- plewood Avenue, Lewis- burg, WV 24901. Please send online con- dolences by visiting www. WallaceandWallaceFH. com. ,t