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6 - Mountain Messenger - July 1, 2017 - The Weekend Paper For The Greenbrier Valley The Maxwelton Ruritan club held their regular meet- ing for June at the Henning Church of God. A1 Whita- ker, director of Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Manage- ment was the guest speaker. He explained to the mem- bers that everyone should have their new 911 ad- dresses and should be cur- rently using it as their only address. He also explained that Greenbrier is one of the few counties that will allow you to text the 911 dispatcher if you have an emergency and it is not safe for the caller to speak. He also spoke about the flood disaster from last year and how all the local authorities worked together to coordinate the emergency response units. Also attending the meet- ing were the club's schol- arship recipients Kerri Arbuckle and McKenna Gillilan and their mothers, AI Whitaker, director of Greenbrier County Homeland Se- curity and Emergency Management (left) and Lee God- bey, president of the Maxwelton Ruritan Club. Heather Gillilian and Lou- McKenna Gillilan, vonne Arbuckle. bey, president of the Maxwelton A moment of silence re- membering the victims of... sales go back into the local the June 23, 2016, flood was community. observed byall. They donate to Penny Kerri Arbuckle (center) and Lee God- Ruritan Club. North with the Adopt-A- Highway program. The Maxwelton Ruri- Margaret Ann Sim- Greenbrier. He managed the mons Neville Old White Club during the White Sulphur Springs- Big Band era and was loved Margaret Ann Simmons by the many guests and re- Neville, born Aug. 27, 1939, spected by the employees he passed away peacefully at managed. He had the distinct home surrounded by loved ability to make a person feel ones, on Sunday, June 25, that he or she were the only 2017, after a seven month one in the room. In addition to his parents, battle of pancreatic cancer. Margaret was a dedicated he was preceded in death by member of St. Charles Bor- his beloved grandson, Chris- romeo Catholic Church in topher Michael Deviney; -White Sulphur Springs. his sisters, Mary Elizabeth Margaret was the daugh- O'Neil Robinson, Nancy ter of the late Howard Carl Katherine O'Neil Mullen Simmons and Margaret Lu- and Margaret Rita O'Neil evena Cook Simmons. She Huff; and brothers, John was preceded in death by Raymond, Paul Thomas, her husband, Carold Brad- Comelius Vincent and Den- ford "Brad" Neville; brother, his Francis O'Neil. Cadis Simmons; and sister, Leo is survived by his de- Rose Hilton. voted wife of 67 years, Na- Margaret is survived by dine, his children and their son, David Shane Neville spouses, Allyson O'Neil and fiance Amy Lou Deav- Deviney of Greenville, SC, ers; sister, Clara Bennett; Pamela Marie Aide (Rich- brother, Willis Simmons; and ard) of Ronceverte, Brenda a host of nieces, nephews, Anne O'Neil of White Sul- great-nieces and great-neph- phur Springs, Christi Mar- ews. Margaret had caring garet O'Neil Lynch (Henry) and devoted friends, Susan of White Sulphur Springs; Hepler of Covington, VA four surviving grandchil- and Rick and Pat Harper, of dren, Richard Matthew Aide White Sulphur Springs, who of Austin, TX, Patrick Duane took extra good care of her. Deviney (Lacie) of Green- A special mention of Mar- ville, SC, Morgan O'Neil garet's niece, Karen Bennett Lynch of Morgantown and Waddell and husband Gary, George Joseph Lynch of who took her on lots of ad- White Sulphur Springs; and three great-grandchildren, ventures and were excellent The Maxwelton '~....~Re~.~.~0ss, Shop With ~ club meets the fourth "~