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2B - Mountain Messdnger- May 7, 2011 - The Weekend Paper For The Greenbrier Valley Obituari wvwv.mou ntain messenger.corn Ellen Louise Farren Ashland, OH-Ellen Louise Farren, 86, formerly of Clintonvflle, died Friday, Apr. 29, 2011, at Hospice House. Ellen was born Nov. 17, 1924, in Cass to Cyrus Mert and Nettie Frances (Plyler) Harriger. She married John William Farren, Sr. on Jan. 30, 1948, who preceded her in death in 2005. Ellen was a homemaker. She attended Black River Church of the Brethren. She loved reading, gardening, cooking and canning. Ellen will be deeply missed by her children; Ellen (Rodney) Riggs of Burbank, John (Mona) FalTen Jr. of Idaho Falls, ID, Marvin (Bonnie) Farren of Chatham, Brenda (William) Cover of Burbank, Joyce Elaine (Ronald) Cover of Ashland, and C. Wayne Farren of Rochester, NY; 18 grandchildren and 28 great- grandchildren; her sisters; Joyce (George) Jackson, Mildred (Denny) Kidd, and Nancy Wogan. She was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Internment will be at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and Rosewood Cemetery Mausoleum in Lewisburg. Online tributes may be made at www.robertsfuneralhome. com. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, OH 44805. Arline Kathryn Brown Fairlea-Arline Kathryn Brown, 89, formerly of Charleston, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Greenbrier Manor Nursing Home. Born Aug. 23, 1921, in Greenbrier County, she was a daughter of the late Jubal Early and Mary Alice Young Arbaugh. She was a nurse until she retired from the Charleston Area Medical Center General Division, and was a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church at Fort Springs. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents was her husband, Paul Richard Brown; brother, John Arbaugh of Ohio; sisters, Mabel Gwinn of Dayton, Ohio, Betty Stevens of Dayton, Ohio and Doris Porterfield of White Sulphur Springs. Survivors include: daughters, Patricia Miller of Frankford, Dreama {Clyde} Gibson of Eagle Rock, VA and Nellie Guillemette of Indianapolis, IN; son, Rev. Paul (Norma} Brown of Williamsburg; sister, Lois Burns of Fort Springs; 11 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, May 3, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg where Rev. Robert Sonny Wiseman officiated. Burial was in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Fort Springs. Visitation was one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Please send online condolences by visiting www. Marion Opal Clendenin Hudson, NC-Marion Opal Clendenin, 65, passed away Friday, Apr. 29, 2011, at her home in Hudson, NC, after a short illness. Born Nov. 17, 1945, in StoUings (Logan Co.), she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Lucille Morgan Brown. She had been a resident of Hudson for many years and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by: her parents; two brothers, Mike BroWn and Tom Brown; and two sisters, Delma Bryant and Debbie Brown. Survivors include: her husband of 35 years, Gary Clendenin, Sr.; daughter, Angela Casse and husband Darren; three grandsons, Joshua Wilson, Caleb Wilson and Dillon Casse: two granddaughters, Felicia Casse and Kendra Casse; three sons, Chad Writ and grandson Brent Writ and two granddaughters, Dorinda Wilt and Haley Writ; Brad Wilt and wife Shana, four grandsons, Tent Wilt, Brandon Wilt, Dustin Writ and Joshua Cline and one granddaughter, Emily Cline; Gary Clendenin, Jr. and wife Kelly and two granddaughters, Ashten Clendenin, and Catrina Clendenin and one grandson, Devon Clendenitt; four sisters, Dianne Clutter, LouEila Hedrick, Teresa Jo Brown and Dreama Turner; and two brothers, Steward Brown and Ronnie Brown. Services were held Monday, May 2,, at the Longanacre Funeral Home Chapel, Fairlea, where Pastor Anthony Carter officiated. Burial was in Adwell Cemetery, Ronceverte. Visitation was Monday, May 2, at the funeral home before the service. The family would like to thank Hospice of Hickory, Bass Smith Funeral Home, Hickory, NC and Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea, for all their care and compassion. Fannie Evelyn Bare Upton Alderson-, 88, died Saturday, Apr. 30, 2011, at Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wflkesboro, NC. Born Apr. 6, 1923, in Salt Sulphur Springs, she was the daughter of the late Carl Camden and Lucy Skelton Bare. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Haven H. Upton, and a sister, Mary Mohler. Mrs. Uptonwas ahomemaker and a 1941 graduate of Union High School, Union. She was a member of the Flat Mountain Missionary Baptist Church, Alderson, where she was a member of the ladies circle for many years. She was also active in the Greenbrier Baptist Association, where she had served as clerk for several years. Mrs. Upton was a former member of the Flat Mountain Extension Homemakers Club, in which she held various offices over the years and was also a member and past president of the Monroe County Extension Homemakers' Council. She had served as a 4-H Club Leader in Monroe County and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Tri County Memorial VFW Post 6723. Alderson. Mrs. Upton was an avid quilter and loved to quilt for family and friends and was a founding member of the Alderson Quilters and Crafters Club. She also loved to read and enjoyed flower gardening. Survivors include: daughters, Mamie Carolyn Collier and husband Richard of North Wilkesboro, NC and Rebecca Louise Grandle and husband Chris of Stuarts Draft, VA; brothers, Walter Bare of Tucson, AZ and Richard Bare and wife Freeda of Mires, FL; sister, Drucella Feamster and husband Henry of Ronceverte; grandsons, Aaron Collier and wife Kristen of New Orleans, LA and Alex Collier and fiancee Becky Lebsock of Seattle. WA; great-grandsons, Camden Collier and Ellis Collier both of New Orleans, LA; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 3, at Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, where the Rev. Gary Baker officiated. Entombment was at Greenbrier Memorial Gakdens Mausoleum, Lewisburg. Grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers. Visitation was Monday evening, May 2, at Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson. In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Flat Mountain Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 777, Alderson, WV 24910 or to the Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Resident Council Fund, SPARK Unit, 1016 Fletcher Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697. Troy Franklin Carter Alderson-Troy Franklin Carter, 74, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, following a long illness. Born Nov. 2, 1936, at Yolyn in Logan County, he was the son of the late Isaac "Ike" and Etta Pearl Lowe Carter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Elbert Carter and Delano Carter. Mr. Carter was a retired coal miner, retiring after 17 years of service. He was member of the Mountain View Baptist Church, Flat Mountain, Alderson, where he served as an usher and Trustee of the Church. Mr. Carter was a United States Air Force Veteran having worked in communications. He loved to play music and sing and enjoyed gardening. Survivors include: his wife, Marie McCullough Carter of Alderson; daughter, Vickie Terry and husband Tim of Alderson; four sons, Frank Carter and wife Cindy of Lawrenceburg, KY, James Carter and wife Rhonda of Alderson, Billy Carter and wife Pam of Ronceverte and Bernard Carter and wife Stacey of Clarksville, TN; two sisters, Marcella J. Smith of Alderson and Judy Dent and husband Charlie of Peterstown; three brothers, Noah Carter and wife Betty of Lindside, Glenn Carter and wife Shirley, of Sinks Grove and Dennis Carter and wife Ruby of Alderson; eight grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; 10 step-great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral servives were held Friday, May 6, at the Mountain View Baptist Church, Flat Mountain, Alderson, where Pastor James Combs and Pastor Tim Spencer officiated. Burial was in the Adkins Cemetery, Flat Mountain, Alderson, with military funeral honors conducted by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. Family served as pallbearers. Visitation was Thursday evening, May 5, at the Mountain View Baptist Church, Flat Mountain, Alderson. In lieu of flowers, for those considering an expression of sympathy, the family requests that contributions be made to help defray expenses. Contributions may be made to Marie Carter or to the Lobban Funeral Home. P.O. Box 148, Alderson, WV 24910. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson. Raymond G. Wilmer, Jr. I,ewlsbmrg-Raymond G. {Bobby) Wflmer, Jr., 70, passed away in Richmond, VA on Friday, Apr. 8, 2011. He was born May 10, 1940, in Ronceverte, to Raymond and Lucille Boone Wflmer who preceded him in death. He is survived by: daughter, Toni Minnieweather of Cleveland, OH; two sons, StePhon Douglas of White Sulphur Springs and Michael Wflmer of Huntington; three sisters, LaVerne Simms of Towson, MD, Glenna Johnson of McCordsville, IN and Helen Jones of Lewisburg; brother, Donald Wflmer of No. Charleston, SC. He also leaves to mourn a god daughter, Latisha White and two grandchildren, one great grandchild and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 21, at 2:00 pm at the St. James United Methodist Church in White Sulphur Springs with Rev. Greg Scott officiating and Rev. Ed Vallandingham assisting. Wallace & Wallace" Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolecnes by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH. com. ALLEY HEALTH ASSOCL TES PRESENTS SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011 3:30 PM- 7:30 PM STATE FAIR GROUNDS AT THE UNDERWOOD YOUTH CENTER FAIRLEA. WEST VIRGINIA PLEASE JOIN US FOR COMPLIMENTARY DINNER AND HORS D'OEUVRES RACE WILL BE VIEWED ON SEVERAL LARGE SCREEN TVS LIVE MUSIC PROVIDED BY: RICHARD HEFNER & THE BLACK MTN. BLUEGRASS BOYS SILENT AUCTION AND MOST SPECTACULAR HAT CONTEST GREENBRIER VALLEY'S 'RUN FOR THE ROSES.' PROCEEDS BENEFIT: GATEWAY INDUSTRIES B! INFO: 304.645.3165 Greenbrier East Students read to Pre-School Classes Both the K-3 and the K-4 pre-school classes at the Old Stone Church have enjoyed the leadership of students from Greenbrier East, who participate in the Early Child- hood Specialist Program. Weekly, East students visit the pre-school, bringing the energy and skills they are ac- quiring in their academic set- ting to the classroomg of the Old Stone Pre-school. Both the children of Old Stone and the students of Greenbrier East benefit from this oppor- tunity and cooperative pro- gram. The Old Stone Pre-school will host an Open House for parents interested in the pro- gram for 2011-2012. Both classes, K-3 and K-4, will en- tertain parents and prospec- tive students, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, May 16. For more information, call the Church at 304-645-2676. Greenbrier County Master Gardeners is having their an- nual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmers Market located between the Main Post Office and Lewisburg United Methodist Church on Route 60 East. We will be selling a variety of house and garden plants, Atlas garden gloves, and miscellaneous garden items. Please come by and visit us and see what new friends you can add to your garden and life. [S Mephedrome or MKat is the newest drug of abuse among young adults, according to Narconon drug rehab center. The drug is a synthetic stimu- lant with similar properties to methamphetamine and MDMA or ecstasy. Mephede- ome is manufactured in Chi- na and comes in many forms including powder or tablets. Users abuse the drug by swal- lowing it, injecting it or snort- ing it. Unfortunately this covers the use and sale of the drug for human use but does not cover one of the primary forms the drug is found in; bath salts. Narconon drug rehab, a res- idential drug and alcohol treatment program, has seen a clear increase in the abuse of drugs like MKat because of the price and availability. The facility says that many years ago methamphetamine abuse was very common, and now MKat is emerging as a new drug with similar properties. MKat users say the drugs have similar effects to other stimulants and the effects last for 15 minutes to 2 hours, depending on how it's used. For more information on MKat abuse or methamphet- amine abuse or to get help for yourself or a loved one contact Narconon today at 800-468- 6933 or log onto www.meth- amphetamineaddiction, com. PATIENT SUCCESS STORIES As a patient with scoliosis, I have undergone Chiropractic numerous times over the years. With Dr. Pence and Staff, I have found very knowledgeable, caring and wonderful folks who really care. My health and well being are important to them! Thank you and may God continue to Bless You All! ! / Dr. Timothy Pence Rt. 219North (3 min. north of Wal-Mart) 304-645-6080