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6A The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, December 13, 1988 Ronald L Crist Rainelle - Ronald L. Crist, 76, of Rainelle, died Monday, December 5, 1988, in a Roanoke, Va., hospital af- ter a short illness. Born March t0, 1912, at Clifty, he was the son of the late Dalton and Anna Jeffrey Crist. Mr. Crist was a retired coal miner and was a member of the First Bap- tist Church of Quinwood. Survivors include: his wife, Max- ine Bailes Crist; a daughter, Sandy Crist of Rainelle; a son, Roger Crist of Rainelle; a sister, Irene Moul of Nettle; a brother, Cecil Crist of Quin- wood; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Services were held Thursday at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Rainelle with the Rev. Troy George officiating. Burial was in the Fields Cemetery at Net- tie. Paulina Green TWILIGHT Mrs. Paulina Greene, 77, of Twilight, Boone County, died Tuesday, December 6, 1988, in Memorial Division Hospital, CAMC, following a long illness. She was a member of Twilight Church of Christ. Surviving include: daughters, Irene Mann of Ronceverte, Lucy Cook of Madison, Dolly Cantrell of Twilight; sons, Daniel, David, and Charles, all of Twilight, Elizah of Co- lumbus, Ohio; 21 grandchildren' several greet-grandchildren. Services were held Friday at Handiey Funeral Home, Danville, with Evangelist Brady Duty officiat- ing. Burial was in Mid-Ferrell Ceme- ten/, Bandytown: Glen Ray Miller Blacksburg, Vs. - Glen Ray "Chip" Miller, 40, of Blacksburg, Va. died Sunday December 4, 1988, at his home. Born March 14, 1948, in White Sulphur Springs, he was the son of Osee and Evelyn Vaughn Miller. He was an employee of Berglund Cheverolet in Roanoke, Va., at- tended the Emmanual United Meth- odist Church in White Sulphur Springs, was a member of the Moose Lodge at Christiansburg, the Biecksburg Country Club and was a Vietnam veteran. Other survivors include: his wife, Teresa Maupin Miller, two brothers, Larry Miller of Chesterfield, Vs. and Bobby Miller of White Sulphur Springs and six sisters, Gloria Sparks, Evelyn Jenkins and Carolyn Morgan, all of White sulphur springs, Patty Blake and Robin Robertson, both of Ronceverte and Linda Perkle of Wintersville, Ohio. Services were held Wednesday at the Chapel of Shanklin Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs. Elmo Jackson Legg Jr. Rupert - Elmo Jackson "Butch" Legg Jr., 39, of Rupert, was electro- cuted Saturday, December 3, 1988, while working on on an electric sign at Carter Catepillar Machinery, near Lewisburg. Mr. Legg was a self-e'mployeed electrician. Surviving include: parents, Elmo J. Sr. and Melda Ruth Smith Legg of Clintonville; sister, Vickie Sanford of Rupert; brother, Jack of White Sulphur Springs. Services were held Tuesday at Wallace-Wallace Funeral Home, Rainalle, with the Rev. Houston Boothe officiating. Entombment was in Wallace Memorial Mausoleum, Clintonville. Zella Lee Haynes GAP MILLS - Mrs. Zella Lee Haynes, 48, of Gap Mills, died Sun- day, December 4,1988, at her home following a long illness. Born July 18, 1940, at Gap Mills, she was the daughter of Tom and Ruth Baker Haynes. Mrs. Haynes has been a resident of Gap Mills most of her life, was a nurse and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln and the Order of Eastern Star Camation No. 9 of Lewisburg. Other survivors include: her hus- band, James O. Haynes; three step- daughters; four stepsons;three sis- ters, Mary Alice Jackson of Paint Bank, Va., Ruth Williams of Detroit, Mich. and Betty Haynes of White Sulphur Springs, and three brothers, Randy Haynes of Beckley, Jimmy' Haynes of Richmond, Va. and Bobby Haynes of Gap Mills. Services were held Friday at the first Baptist Church of Lincoln near Ronceverte with the Revs. Henry Sherrod and Fredrick Perry officiat- ing. Burial was in the Orchard ceme- tery at sinks Grove. Aaron Shawn Hudson Roncsverts - Aaron Shawn Hudson, stillbom infant son of Don and Connie Geddings Hudson of Ronceverte, died Sunday, Decem- ber 4, 1988, at a Faidea hospital. Other survivors include: paternal grandmother, Peggy White of Richmond, Va.; Paternal great- grandmother, Mildred A. Zimmer- man of Lewisburg and maternal grandparents, Marshall and Mary Geddings of Ronceverte. Services were held Friday at the Trinity United Methodist church at Ronceverte with the Rev. Mark Flynn officiating. Burial was in River- view cemetery at Ronceverte. Wallace-Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte was in charge of the arrangements. Ina Elizabeth McGuire Surber WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS- Mrs. Ina Elizabeth McGuire Surber, 90, of White Sulphur Springs, died Week At The . The Brier Patch School Will Be Performing on Saturday, At 2:15, 17 The Greenbrier County Reading Council Will Be Doing Christmas Readings And Stories On The Hour And Half Hour From 11:00 - 4:00 On Saturday, Dec. 17. And Santa Will Be Here At The Mall Saturday 12-6 and Sunday Seneca Optician; Army Recruiting; Bonanza; Tasso But- ler, Jr., Optometrist; Cato; Heck's; House Of Cards; John W. Eye "Co. Fumitureland; Lemon Tree; Burger King; Pure & Simple; Seneca Showcase; Shoe Show; Sid- ney's; Stone & Thomas; Stylect; Zaps Arcade; Z & L Jewelers. Saturday, December 3, 1988, at her home following a long illness. Born June 3, 1898, in sweet Chalybeate, Va., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary McGuire. Mrs. Surber was a member of the Emmanual United Methodist Church in White Sulphur Springs and was a charter member of the Methodist Women of the Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Surber in 1969. Survivors include: two sons, John Surber of White sulphur Springs and Lowell Surber of Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren and six great-grand- children. Services were held Wednesday at the Emmanual United Methodist Church in White Sulphur Springs with the Rev. Graham Robertson of- ficiating. Burial was in the Hilicrest Cemetery in White Sulphur springs. Ernest Lee Sanders RAINELLE - Ernest Lee (Rock) Sanders, 67, of Rainelle, died Sun- day, December 4, 1988, at his home following a long illness. Born January 1, 1921, at Corinne, he was the son of the late Eli and Mary Saylor Sanders. Mr. Sanders was self employed as Rocks Wrecking Service, mem- ber of the Odd fellows and was a Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathlyn V. Sanders on March 5, 1984 and a daughter, Linda Ruth Sanders. Survivors include: his wife, Jan- ice Bennett Sanders; three daugh- ters, Mary Mclntire of White Sulphur Springs, Peggy Viers of Rainelle and Beverly Catron of Bluefield; a son, Ernest Lee Sanders Jr. of Charleston; two sisters, Eula Davis and Agathel Sanders, both of Hichory, N.C.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday at the Wallace-Wallace Chapel in Rainelle with the Revs. Stewart Far- ley and Greg scott officiating. Burial was in th Wallace memorial Ceme- tery at Clintonvilie. About the time our fist baby was born, a won{an in the same town was charged with the homicide of her own baby boy. She had left him on an outside balcony where he had died of exposure. She was a single parent and her defense was that she couldn't get him to stop crying. She put him out on the balcony to get some peace and quiet. Unfortu- nately she fell asleep and when she woke up, the baby was dead. The incident stuck in our minds because it happened at a time when we were full of the joy of bringing a new member into our family. Fre- quently in the ensuing years as I watched our daughter grow, my thoughts and compassion have turned to that other misfortunate parent and the life that ended so tragically. Children can be a great source of happiness, but they also bring a tre- mendous amount of heartache, worry and work. They devote a good deal of their energy to testing our limits and this can be very difficult for parents, especially as the chil- dren get older. For most of us, how- ever, there are enough good days to compensate for the bad ones, and if we lose our tempers from time to time, we generally manage to keep it within reasonable bounds. Raising children is the most com- plicated task in the world and it sim- ply is not possible to formulate hard and fast rules. If your home life is for the most part happy and if your chil- dren are learning and developing to the best of their abilities then you're certainly on the right track. Unfortunately, however,this is not the case in all homes. Children can bring out the best in us, but they can also bring out the worst and the sad fact is that many children in our soci- ety are being abused by their par- ents. In many cases the parents are under a great deal of stress, or their expectations of their children are un- realistic. Some parents simply have very little control over their tempers. But whatever the reason, the child suffers and usually the child is pow- erless to remedy the matter. In ex- treme cases the law and other social agencies will intervene. Here in Lewisburg, we are fortu- nate to have the Family Refuge Center, directed by Trudy Lauren- son. The Center provides a place of safety for abused spouses and chil- dren. Bu't there are many cases of child abuse that simply never come to light. It's difficult to draw a clear line between appropriate discipline and abuse. But there are certain factors that definitely indicate trouble: 1. If you frequently strike your child in anger 2. If you strike your child with a stick or other implement 3. If you find yourself hating your child 4. If you frequently find yourself regretting that you struck your child 5. If you find that you just don't seem to be able to stop losing your temper with your child 6. If you find it difficult to say something complimentary to your child 7. If your spouse or someone else sometimes has to keep the chil- dren away from you 8. If your frequently find yourself wishing you never had children Parents who see themselves in this list need to acknowledge that they have a problem, and need to get help. One of the most valuable things we can give our children is positive self-esteem. We all need to develop the feeling that we are basi- Attention returning veterans Veterans returning home after re- lease from active duty should con- tact the VA Regional Office accord- ing to Director Gregory L. Mason. Many VA benefits early cutoff dates for application such as dental care and life insurance. It is an im- portant part of the return to civilian life to become fully aware of benefits earned by honorable military serv- ice, stressed Mason. Benefits counselors, most of who are Veterans themselves, are avail- able tool-free from anywhere in the USA. Check the phone book under US Government. cally ok. If this foundation is1 down in childhood, it is very to recapture in later life. In mental health work many, many people who go life carrying the emotional cruel and vicious upbringing, people usually: have ing close relationships; culty asking for help; are unhappy; suffer from ings of inferiority; have dealing with authority most tragically of all .tend their own children in a ion. If your parenting seems going off track - get help! child's sake and your own. Seneca we have trained most of whom are also understand the problems, can help you regain a tionship with your child - probably what both of you The Family Refuge be reached at 645-6334 or~ call the Seneca Behavioral Center at 645-3319. "]~tnes c f/~ff~ but not in the ways Let us [Geep Christmas holding it close For its meaning never ends And its spirit is the warrat and joy of remembering friends. Longanacre John and Becky and staff Fort Spring .... C;;; L For example: We'll give you a CASH BONUS of 1% on a 3 year CD or a IVz% CASH BONUS on a 5 year CD, with a minimum deposit of $2,000. 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