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www.mountainmessenqer.com I/ Richard L. Fleshman Lewisburg-Richard L. Fleshman, 67, passed away Wednesday, Feb, 27, 2008, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea. Born Nov. 17, 1940, at Fairlea, he was a son of the late Oscar H. and Ruby Reynolds Fleshman. Richard was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Ronceverte. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Oscar H. Fleshman, Jr. Survivors include: three sis- ters, Patricia F. Weikle and husband Robert of Warrenton, VA, Bobbie F. Jones and hus- band James of Annandale, VA, and Karen F. Guills and hus- band Jesse of Lewisburg; sev- eral nieces and nephews and lots of friends. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Mar. 1, at 11 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Ronceverte with Rev. Mike Estep officiating. There is no visitation. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of the arrangements. Please send on-line condo- lences by visiting website www. WallaceandWallaceFH. com. James Waynard Kellison Frankford-James Waynard Kellison. 64, died at 4:20 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, follow- ing'a long illness. Born at Marlinton, Aug. 6, 1943, he was a son of the late Melvie B. McMfllion and Myrtle Kellison. He was of the Baptist Faith and was employed by the Lear Corp. in Covington, VA, as a fac- tory worker with 15 years of service. Mr. Kellison was an avid hunter and fisherman. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Kelllson. , He is survived by: three sons, James Waynard Kellison, Jr. of Buchanan, VA, James Wayne Kellison and wife Kim- berly of Renick and Neal Kellison of Mocksville, NC; two brothers. Melvin Kellison of Buchanan, VA, and Tom Kellison of Renick; three sis- ters. Elizabeth Hanna of Frankford, Mary Kellison of Lewisburg and Wanda Craft of Nothinghan, PA; and two grandchildren. Jessie and Cassidy Kellison. Funeral services were held at on .Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Frankford Chapel of McCraw Funeral Home where the Rev. William Defiabaugh and the Rev. Lula Collins officiated. Burial was in Morningside Cemetery at Renick. The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening. Ruth Jean Montie Shenandoah, PA-Ruth Jean Montie, 90, died Wednesday, Feb. 27. 2008. at the Spring- field Comprehensive Care Cen- ter, Lindside, following a short illness. Born Feb. 18. 1918, in Shenandoah, PA, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Julia Litkus Dinklocker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband. Raymond Montie; son, Robert Montie; brother. Willard "Bill" Dinklocker; and sister, Jeanette Dinklocker. Mrs. Montie was a nurse, re- tired from Pottsville Hospital, Pottsville, PA, after 33 years of service. She attended Shenan- doah High School, Shenandoah. PA, and graduated from The Warne Clinic of Practical, Nursing, Pottsville, PA. Mrs. Montie was of the Methodist Faith and was a member of the Shenandoah Chapter No. 262 Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include: two sons. Ray Montie and wife Tanyia of Lewisburg and Paul Montie and wife Donna of South Point, OH; brother. Robert Dinklocker and wife Marie of Lynnwood, WA; daughter-in-law, Rose Montie of New Port Richey, FL; sister- in-law, Mary Dinklocker of Bal- timore. MD; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one nephew. Following cremation, a pri- vate memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home. Alderson. James Robert Moye Lewisburg-James Robert Moye, 56 formerly of Dunns, WV. died Monday, Feb. 25. 2008. at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, follow- ing a sudden illness. Born Aug. 9, 1951, at Prince- ton, he was the son of the late Ted D. and Loraine Moye. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers. Cecil Moye, Gil- bert Moye, Larry Moye and Steven Moye; and brother-in- law, Jim Croy. Survivors include: brother, Freddy Moye and wife Myrna of Sachse, TX; three sisters, Linda Baldwin and husband Lindell of Tampa, FL, Virginia Drumm and companion Tom Vidovich of Lexington, NC, and Tina Croy and friend Austin Bradley of Wolf Creek; four nieces, five nephews, six great- nieces, three great-nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were con- ducted Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, where the Rev. Sam Groves officiated. Burial was in the Lilly-Moye Family Cemetery at Flat Top. Serving as pallbearers were: James Deitz, Brian Lilly, Joe Huff, Lindell Baldwin. Patrick Burns. Jermaine Young and Todd Feury. Friends called Thursday at the funeral home one hour be- fore the service. Betty L. O'Dell Ronceverte-Betty L. O'Dell. 78, passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2008, at The Brier Reha- bilitation and Nursing Center. Born July 15, 1929, in Greenbrier County, she was a daughter of the late Oather and Ellen Hodges Fisher. Betty was owner and opera- tor of the Corner Grill and most recently the Gateway Restau- rant, and was a member of the Church of God at Ronceverte. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Harry William "Bill" O'Dell, Sr.; son, Harry William "Billy" O'Dell, Jr.; two sisters. Faye Fisher and Margaret Tomblin- son; and two brothers, James and Norman Fisher. Survivors include: sister, Drema "Wink" Thieke of Kokomo, IN; brother, Donald Fisher of Elkhart, IN; grand- children, Scott Harris and Sh- annon Harris. Funeral services were held Tuesday. Feb. 18 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte where Rev. Mike Estep officiated. Burial was in Riverview Cem- etery in Ronceverte. Visitation was held Monday evening, Feb. 18, at the funeral home in Ronceverte. In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Betty O'Dell Memorial Fund in care of the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home. Please send on-line condo- lences by visiting www. WallaceandWallaceFH. com. James Franklin Reaser White Sulphur Springs- James Franklin Reaser, 78, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at the home of his son, David, in White Sulphur Springs after a long illness. Born Oct. 12, 1929, 'at Ronceverte, he was a son of the late Clyde and Delia Martin Reaser. He was a member of Green- brier Valley Baptist Church in White Sulphur Springs where he was a Deacon and was a member of the Choir. He also drove the church bus for many years, He was etired from the Greenbrier Hotel after 36 years of service and was an Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Estelle Baker Reaser; daughter, Deborah Jean Reaser; and sister. Frances Reaser. Survivors include: daughter, Patty Reaser of Fairlea; sons. Steve, Reaser and Barbara of Pace, FL, Curtis Reaser ahd wife Lisa of White Sulphur Springs, David Reaser of White Sulphur Springs, Sammy Reaser and wife Tracey Of Fairlea, and Matthew Reaser of Lewisburg; two sisters. Jean Donovan and Doris Reaser of Greenville, SC; brother, RobeI-t Reaser of Greenville. SC; two grandsons; eight granddaugh- ters; five great-grandsons and eight great-granddaughters. Funeral services were con- ducted Wednesday, Feb. 20. at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte where Pas- tor Lloyd Camp officiated. Interment was in the Ketron Cemetery at Ronceverte. Friends called Tuesday evening, Feb. 19, at the funeral home in Ronceverte. William Henry Sanders, Jr. Ronceverte-William Henry Sanders, Jr 84, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23. 2008, at the Brier Rehabilitation and Nurs- ing Center. He was born July 6. 1925, at Ronceverte. the son of the late Williams Henry Sanders. Sr. and the late Mary Green Sanders of Ronceverte. After he graduated from Greenbrier High School in 1942, William enlisted in the National Guard at the Great Lakes Military Academy, and served for 20 months. Upon his return home he worked for Kroger in Fairlea for 36 years, retiring as Head Meat Cutter in 1984. Mr. Sanders was an avid sports fan and prided himself in never missing a Greenbrier East sporting event, even if he had to listen to it on the radio in his car. He enjoyed tending his garden at his family home on Teaberry Road; and he looked forward to going to the West Virginia State Fair every year to watch horse races and play Bingo. He was a gentle person and loved children. He was honest and humble, and lived a modest life-style. Preceding him in death were:" his parents; brothers, George and Walter; sisters, Alta. Eva, and Kate; godson, Jody Sprague; and nephew, Ri- chard Hanna. Survivors include: his god- daughter, Shannon Sprague- Fogus of Callaghan, VA; four nieces, Thelma Sears of Warren, PA, Janet Eudy 6f Orlando, FL, Marion Hefter of Orlando, FL, and Sandra Ann Smith of Midlothian, VA; three nephews, Allan Hanna of Forest City, PA; Charles J. Underwood of Vinton, VA, and Kenneth Dm3rell Underwood of Laurel, MD; and several great- nieces and great-nephews. Graveside services were held Thursday, Feb. 28 at Alderson Cemetery on Teaberry Road Ronceverte where Rev. Mike Estep officiated. There was no visitation. Wallace & W llace Funeral Home in Lewisburg was in charge of the arrangements, Please send on-line condo- lences by visiting webslte www. WallaceandWallaceFH.com. Thelma G. Spencer St. Cloud, FL-Thelma G. Spencer, 73, formerly of Ronceverte, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at her son's home in St. Cloud, Florida, after a short illness. Born at Hughart on Apr. 4, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd Oscar and Mattie Jane Williams. Mrs. Spencer was a loving mother, a homemaker and was a member of Graystone Baptist Church in Fairlea for many years before moving to Florida with her son, Marshall, and his family. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Harry, Dale and Gar- land Williams. Survivors include: two sons, Ronnie Spencer and wife Teresa of Pickaway, Marshall Spencer and wife Kim of St. Cloud, FL; daughter, Pam Will- iams and husband Gaither of Clintonville; three brothers, Rufus Williams of Ronceverte, Cyril Williams and wife Sylvia of Lewisburg and Alfred Will- iams and wife Ellen of Shady Springs; three sisters, Oreatha Franke and husband Richard of Lewisburg, Ella Cantley of Richmond, VA, and Louise Boothe o Ronceverte; six grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m Saturday, Mar. 1, at the Graystone Baptist Church with Pastor Youel Altizer officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville. There will be no visitation. Information submitted by Longanacre Funeral Home Fairlea. Steve L. Wilson CaldwelI-Steve L. Wilson. 48 passed away Sunday, Feb. 24 2008, at his home after a Ion illness. Born June 11, 1959. ir Ronceverte, he was the son o: TheWeekend aperf rt;eireenbrer eVc"10r0" Mo tan Messenqer, o"e, Mar 1,2008 3 awrence L. and :Daisy A. I Season of Lent Observance Defibaugh Wilson of Caldwell. I You are invited to join Edgewood Presbyterian /If!HIll ]'Mr. Wilson was a lifelong i Church, Frankford Presbyterian Church and Clifton I] A ]I -esident of Caldweln, was an fight-year cancer survivor and [Presbyterian Church as we observe the season of r Ill lltl I' employed by tRiverbend [ Lent. Please join us every Wednesday now through IL Mar. 12. Worship will begin at noon in the sanctuary of Clifton Pres- Nursery in Caldwell. [ byterian Church, Route 219 North, Maxwelton, with lunch following at .[ Survivors include:: his par- ents, Lawrence L. ancd Daisy A. I 12:30 PM. rilson of Caldwell; his wife, KathyJ. Wilson of Caltdwell: two Angela Taylor and Andrew Sehmltt wed daughters, Miranda Dawn Huffman and husbamd Adam md Heather Marguri.te Ambler husband Chr:is all of airlea; son, Brandora Lee Wil- of Caldwell; sister, Pattie -lelvey of Caldwell; three grand :hildren, Kaiden I+luffman, {ailey Huffman amd Lexus krnbler all of Fairlea;; and sev- :ral nieces and neptnews. Services were helld Thurs- lay, Feb. 28, at the; Caldwell Pentecostal Holiness Church. Caldwell, where Rew. Richard Hutchinson and Rew. Ronald Miller officiated. Burial was in ttne Adwell 3emetery, Ronceveirte. Pall- 3Parers were: Darrell Reynolds, Ylark McDowell, Johm Collins. Sidney Shires. Gayly (Gador) Love and Adam Hufffman. Friends called Wlednesday vening, Feb. 27, at the Long- p aCre Funeral Hom(e, Fairlea, d at the church one hour or to the service con Thurs- day, Feb. 28. Clyde Eugene Windion Williamsburg-"Bill" ((Clyde Eu- gene) Windon, 79, x ,ent to be With Jesus on Wedne,sday, Feb. 13, 2008. after a short illness. went home to with his eetheart on Valentine's, his fe "Norn" (Norton Lea) indon; and" grandlchildren, Sarah and Joshua M,iorgan and [Rhiannon Livesay. Bill was a retired farmer, a hard worker, and a jjack of all trades. He loved his ffamfly and friends, his dogs, hulnting, and the mountains. He wins a friend of many and he w as always willing to give! In addition to hL, s parents, Charles Clinton amd Grace Elizabeth. Bill was p receded in death by his brothews, Calvin, Charlie, Alva, Ceci]l Wlndon; Everett Crews, and many other siblings. He is survived by: his six children, Linda and Eddie Bostic of Organ Cave, Billy and Karen Windon of Ronceverte, Danny and Jessie VvVindon of Ronceverte, Sharom and Jim Carr of Williamsbun-g, Jeanne and Eddie Andmrson of Roanoke, VA, and Brad and Brenda Windon of Fort Mill, SC. He had 26 gramdchildren, 22 great- grandchilldren, and two great-great-gramdchildren. His sons and randsons served as pallbeare rs. The family celeblrated Bill's life with a viewing at Morgan Funeral Home Friday evening. Funeral services were held at the Rlver of Life Family Church on Houffnagle Road off Rt. 60 W, Saturday, Feb. 16 at where Rev. Dale U/say offici- ated. Burial was in Morgan Cem- etery in Organ Cave. Following the burial the farmily invited friends to join therm in the re- ception hall at the River of Life Family Church. Morgan Funerail Home in Lewisburg was in charge of the . arrangements. There is no chargm to run an obituary in the Mountain Messenger. Photops are also printed free of charge. Baby shower held for Kesecker The Ladies of Gethsemane Baptist Church Frankford, held a baby shower on Jan 24 for Nicole Kesecker of Friers Hill. Nicole is married to Berry Kesecker, and they have two sons, Stuart and PIreston. Gifts ,and refreshments, were given OUt. Attending the slhower were: .Ellen Loudermilkt, Eveleenia Cochran, Lisa Dicl~enson, Sally Seldomridge, Inez~ McMillion, Nadine McCoy, Miickey McCoy and Sylvia Cook. Send us ]your Church News Mountain Messenger P.O. Box 429 Lewisburg, WN 24901 (304) 647.!5724 fax: (304) 64;7-5767 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schmitt - she's the former Angela Taylor Angela Marie Taylor, daugh- ter of Linda and Alfred Taylor, Jr. of Ronceverte, was married on Nov. 4, 2006, to Andrew Thomas Schmitt. He is the son of Diarme and John Schmitt of Cranford, NJ. The wedding was held at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Hagerstown, MD. Rev. Tho- mas G. Arminio, grandfather of the groom, officiated. A recep- t.ion followed at the Waynesboro Country Club in Waynesboro, PA. Amanda Heinbaugh, sister of the bride, was the matron of honor. James Schmitt, brother of the groom, served as the best man. The groom received his under- graduate degree from the Univer- sity of Scranton. PA, and his master's of social work from Rutgers University. The bride graduated from Bridgewater Col- lege in Virginia where she re- ceived her elementary teacher's certification. The couple has recently re- located from Union, NJ, to Mechanicsburg, PA. Applications available for Elisabeth Brown Jacobson Scholarship and Service Awards The Elisabeth Brown Jacob- son Scholarship applications and service award nomination forms are now available. The Scholarship is available to in- dividuals living in Greenbrier. Monroe or Pocahontas County. The scholarship is to assist per- sons of any age to pursue an education beyond secondary school. Education includes col- lege, university, trade, voca- tional or other schools, includ- ing one for registered or prac- tical nurses training. The service nomination is to honor a graduating secondary school student or students that have been active in the work of their church and com- munity and have shown inter- est in others and their welfare. The service award is open to anyone living in Greenbrier. Monroe or Pocahontas County. The awards are adminis- tered by the,Lewisburg United Methodist Church, but are not limited to those of the Method- ist faith. You may obtain a scholarship application or nomination form at Lewisburg United Methodist Church, 214 E. Washington Street, Lewis- burg. All forms must be re- turned by May 1. slnce Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is Mar. 20). This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify Passover. which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar. This year is the earliest Eas- ter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early (95 years old or above!). And none of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier! Here's the facts: The next ti{ne Easter will be this early (Mar. 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913 (so if you're 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for thatI) The next time it will be a day earlier, Mar. 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now]. The last time it was on Mar. 22 was 1818. So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year! Joseph F. Bee, DDS, Inc. General Dentistry 274 Erin Lane, Maxwelton. 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