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CA The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, August 16, 1990 Weekly Church Valley Evangelical Methodist Church is located in a familiar eastt::n Greenbrier County landmark. The two-and-a-half-year-old congrega- tion meets in the former home of the Valley Barn Restaurant, which was in operation from 1979 to 1984. Members have temporarily reno- vated the second-floor kitchen for classroom space and have removed the bar and dance floor to form the church's sanctuary. The restaurant's banquet room now serves as the fellowship hall. The barn was constructed in 1932. Reverend Lowell O'Dell was the congregation's first pastor when it organized in January, 1988. Rever- end Brady Stephens has been pastor since May. @ Taylor-Sherwood Wedding Set The Ford-Holland-Akers Re- union was held Aug. 4 at the Graham House in Lowell. Those attending were: Rick, Judy, ]ody and Shelia Wil., m of Mocksville, NC, Charles and Eunice Cox)per of Charleston, Dwain and Deb- bie Friend, D. J. and Kandi of Ballard, ]ohnny, Connie, Christy and Shawnetta Wilson of Bal- lard, Evelyn Pitzer, Mare and Mary Miller, Howard, Jr. Reda and Vanessa Pitzer all of Ballard. Kathy and Cyndi Eggleston of Caldwell, Cathy and jason Smith, Louise Massey of Bal- lengee, Ioyce and Emily Legg, Jererny and Kagney of Second Creek. Woodrow and Jewel Wilson of Ona. Merle and Mar- garet Ford of Shady Springs, He- len Lee Shorter Cropp, James E. and Sarah Workman and Terry Cutright of Anmoore. Lucinda L. Rowan of Clarksburg, De- wayne, Brenda, Brandon and Kristen Ellis of Hinto'n, Jim and Esther Ford of Narrows, Vir- ginia. Bill Wright, Kaye, Billy and Alisha Ellis of Saint Albans. Ida Kidd of Forest Hill, Sue Ellis of Hinton, Ernest and Fern Hol- land, Drema and De De Ward of Union, Mike Scott of Saint AI- Mr and Mrs Basil Baker of Ronceverte announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Pam, to Billy Carter, son of Mr and Mrs Troy Carter of Alderson. An open church wedding is being planned for Saturday, September 1, at 3:30 p.m. at the Ronceverte Presbyterian Church. The reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. The couple, along with their parents, extend an invitation to all family and friends to join them for this special occasion. William Sherwood and Jennifer Taylor Mr and Mrs B. C. Tavlor of Ronceverte announce the forth- coming marriage of their dat, gh- ter Jennifer Ellen to William Robert Sherwood son of Mr and Mrs Robert Sherwood of Maxwelton. All friends and fam- ily are invited to attend an open church wedding at the First Bap- tist Church in Fairlea, September l, at 2 p.m. All guests are web bans, Jean Lane of Indiana Mills, come to attend a reception in the Laura Ellis Hoffer of Hinton,church fellowship hall immedi- Clyde H. Shorter, Jr. of Leesville, ately following the ceremony Lousiana. Paul and Nancy Fordfollowed by a informal reception of Beckley. ]oyce Tabor of La- "at the home of Mr. and Mrs. nark. Carolyn, Josh and Andy Robert Sherwood in Maxwelton. Sparks of Narrows. Marshall, Alice, Joshua and Buttany and Bill Adkins of Gap Mills. Floyd Gum and Phyllis Adkins of Rupert. Joan, Bill, Becky and Mi-. chael Ellis of Charleston. Jeanie Hughes and Tiffany of Tornado. Gary, Joann, Sabrina and Gary Jr. Pitzer of Sinks Grove. Melvin and Eric Wilson of Mocksville, North Carolina. Allie Pitzer and Diane of Union, Mary Melanie and Derrick Cooper, Bonnie and Eric Dalton and son of Narrows, Donna and Harold Boggess of Alderson. Donna Sue Hansen ~nd Roy Harold Boggess were married August 2, in Pearisburg, Vir- ginia. The bride is the daughter of Woodrow Wilson of Ona and Louise Massey ot Ballengee, The groom is the son of Ma- mie Mildred Boggess and the late Elliott Boggess of Smoot. The couple lives in Alderson. Sheets Reunion At Cacapon On Sunday Aug. 5th, mem- bers of the .gheets l::amily held their reunion at Cacapon State Park at Berkeley Springs. The family attended a cook-out on Saturday at Tri-Lakes Camp- ground and on Sunday all en- joyed the Buffet at Cacapon Lodge. Those attending from W.Va. were Wayne and Maxine McCoy of Williamsburg. Also attending form W. Va. were Walter and Marguarite Sheets of Lewisburg. John and Kim Osborne 111, Sarah and Daniel Gwinn, Don and Wanda Hanson of Smoot. At- tending from Virginia were Ray, Margaret (Sheets) Hanna, and Felicia of Staunton. Earl and Linda Mitts, Michelle and Melissa, of Staunton. Mr. and Mrs. David Donata, Felicita and Verite, of Sterling. Terry Sizem- ore and Missy of Che, peake. Those attending from Marv- land were Hank and Deborah Repprecht, Laura and Thomas, of Jefferson. Brent and Janet liughart, Sean of Crownville. Mitchell and Su m Sheets of Sil- ver Springs. Roger and Betty Hugart of Baltimore: Attending from Ohio were lfomer and Faye Winfrey, Bentley and Perry, Lisa and Der- rick Mallenchuck of Parma. AI- ease (Sheets) Sizemore, Craig and Carlie. Lyle and Susan NEW HEALTH INSURANCE IDEA SAYS... "Your home or Nursing Home ...either way, we can pay!" Call for details... No Obligation Policy GR-N020 Martha M. Snedegar 497-2454 UFE AND P-6124 t I Sizen ore, Ritchie, and Jennifer. I Bruce Karen Sizenpore, Ja- il ] . Others attending were Balir " ' ] and Laura Sizemore of Tempe, ] Arizona. John and Bessie Sheets • e [ of Ocala, Florida. Caylon and I Sheets of Pueblo, Colorado. r'Jli t ] Freddie and Bonnie Lightman, ] Linda, Eric, and Mark of Ran- SERVINGI J PEOPLE ] I enjoy your paper so much • • I wanted to do something to • • show my appreciation @ @ @ Clare Gambo 'White Sulphur Springs IOBOB@aOB@BOBOIOIOBOBOBOIOBOBOIO•' By Helen W. Searle Have Your Funeral Director Call Gee Reunion 100 The annual Gee reunion, de- scendants of Everard W. Gee, was held at McKimmy, Virginia in April with more than one hundred persons attending. Everard and his family left Lunenburg County, Virginia, in 1849 or 1850, settling in Wil- liamsburg. Grandchildren ot Everard Gee, who lived in West Virginia, includes Edward Everard (Ed) Gee, Arthur Lee (Art) Gee, Mary Eleanor (Maude) Gee Link, Net- tie Mac (Neta) Gee, Emma El- wood Gee Wilkerson, Robert Edward (Bob) Gee, Lula Griffith (Lou) Gee Hedrick and losie Sul- livan Gee Thrasher. Those attending the events from this area were Cleo Thrasher Simmons, Charles Sin> mons, Edwin and Margaret Thrasher McClung, Ben and Bonnie Gee, all of Williamsburg; Bill and Mary ]o (Gee) Dickson of Fairlea, Sue Ella (Gee) Miano, Frances Link Baker and Barbara Wise of Ronceverte; Gene and Anna Louise (Gee) Hayes of Lewisburg. A picnic, followed lay an old- time hymn sing was held at the home of Ed and Carol Myrick. In 1295 Roch was born to the governor of Montpeltier, France, a rather large city about 80 miles southwest of Marseilles. By the time he reached 20 years of age he had buried both of his par- ents. Learning of the plague that was ravaging through Italy, Roch decided to go on pilgrim- age to Rome to devote himself to the caring of these poor victims. In a town called Piacenza on the Po River about 40 miles south- east of Milan in northern Italy, Roch's dream of reaching Rome came to an end as he to() came down with the plague. For a long while he was very ill but when his recovery was complete he, for the next 50 years, went on to perform Many miracles of healing for other tmfortur Now in his mi made his wa\, back to lier where his uncle, as the governor of the had him arrest,.,d as a quised as a pilgrim, t te delnned and ordered tO for live years. At the death in 1378 at the age true identity was a birthmark on his chest was in the shape of a croSS Out of tho~, who intersession a group oped to petition his sainthood. Known in Roch, in Italy as Spain as Rogue, Saint yolked against pestilen0 plague, lie is honored feast day August 16. Honored By Cal, Pentecostal Holiness The Stmday School 'the Spences with a The church, Christian department and the Ministries also gave then tary gifts. The Christian tion Department plagues in appreciation dedication to the church. Reverend & Mrs Russell Spence On Sunday, June 3, Reverend and Mrs Russell Spence were honored with a retirement din- ner at the Caldwell Pentecostal Holiness Church. Reverend Spence has the Caldwell church 18 years. He joined the Conference in 1959. time he has pastored Rocky Gap, Tazwell, Virginia and and Gary, West Virginia. The Spences are two daughters. They grandchildren. Since retirement they made their new ing Hills. News Is Good Tell the • estti ., ,1 IS r()ll 11 1 ( S . 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