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6B Dec. 20, 2008 Mountain Messen.qer - The Weekend Paper for the Greenbrier Valley [I Ot itl aries II Lewssburg Unsted Methodist Church I' '! invites community to worship M O Smith Fisher Born Feb 1 1953 in Grass Weekly Worship Services are with trees, candles and over 100 axy .... y . ! . . ClintonviIIe-Mary O. Smith Meadows, he was the son of the held at 6 p.m. on Saturday eve7poinsettias. The C~ancel Choir Fisheiq 65, went to be with thelate William Joseph "Willie" and nings and, at 9 and 11 a.m. On will share special music. Lord Sunda Dec 14 2008 Bonnie Mac t3urns Walku- Sunday mornings at the Lewis- A nursery is provided for pre- at home afte~a lon~ illness ' Mr WalkuD had been ~life burg United Methodist Church. school age children during the Born Mar 31 1953 in Aider long resident of Aiderson He The church invites all to worship 9 and 11 a.m. worship services. son, she wasthe daughter of thewas a member Of the Baptist with them as we prepare our Activity bags are available for late Halford and Minnie K. Faith and was a disabled truck hearts for Christmas. children to take. into the sanc- Kenser Thompson. driver. This weekend, we will focus tu ary during both services, and Mrs. Fisher had been a resi- He was preceded in death by on Mary, the mother of Jesus. Children's Church is offered for dent of Clinionville for 14 years and was formerly of Lewisbwg. She attended the James Chapel United Methodist Church, Clintonville. was a self-em- ployed dairy maid and a home- maker. She was preceded in death by: her parents; first husband, Marshall Smith; second Hus- band. J. P. Fisher: and brother, Eugene Thompson. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by her daugh- ter. Mary Smith Hoke Howard and husband Les of Clintonville; children, Nacole and Tasha Howard and Eli Hoke and wife Ruth and great-grandchild, Kaleb James Hoke; her two sons, James F. Fisher of Bluefield, VA, Lefty W. Smith and wife Robbie of Sinks Grove and children, Trevor and Erin Smith; three sisters. Christine Forren of Fort Spring, Luella Magoon of Arizona and Florene Forren of Roanoke, VA; and brother, Hershel Thompson and wife Patsy of Fort Spring. Services were held Wednes- day, Dec. 17, at the Longanacre Funeral Home Chapel, Fairlea, where Rev. Jimmy Rodgers and Rev. Von Sadler officiated. Burial was in the Asbury CommunityCemetery, Asbury. Special people in her life were: Ken Whitlow, Donna and Larry Stover and Patty and Carl Dunbar. Visitation was held Tuesday evening, Dec. 16, at the funeral home. Roxie Lee Williams Judy Rainelle-Roxie Lee Williams Judy, 94, passed away onTues- day, Nov. 18, 2008, at Heart- land of Rainelle Rehabilitation Center while recovering from a broken hip. She was born July 11, 1914, to Anna Belle Kelly and Thomas Barrett in Paint Creek. Roxie Judy was formally of Quinwood and most recently of Rainelle. She was predeceased by: her husband, Albert Judy of Quinwood; her mother. Anna Belle Kelly Williams of Trout; her stepfather. Kenna Williams of Trout; her son, Clyde "Bud" Gladwell of Ohio; and her great- great-granddaughter, Cassandra Metz of Lewisburg. She leaves behind many grieving family members: her daughters. Maxine Mullins Loudermilk of Rainelle and Corena Gladwell Young of Rupert; grandchildren, Deborah Young Foley of Norfolk, VA, Dale Young II of Rupert, Kitty Young Metz of Lewisburg, Nancy Young Hall of Sutton, Martha Gladwell Jordan of Martinsburg, Wayne Gladwell of Ohio. Kim Gladwell of Ohio, Charlotte Gladwell of Ohio, Becky Gladwell of Ohio; and numerous great-grandchil- dren and great-great-grandchil- dren. Graveside services and burial was on Nov. 21, at Wallace & Wallace Memorial Cemetary in Clintonville. Arrangements were handled by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle. Brenda Jean Patterson As bu ry-Brenda Jean Patterson, 48, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. Brenda was the daughter of the late Helen Ruth Judy McCormack and was also pre- ceded in death by her long time companion, Frederick Bums. Brenda loved animals, music, flowers, good food and, most of all, her family and good friends. She is survived by: her broth- ers. Steve Patterson of Trout and Richard McCormack of Asbury; sisters. Mary Thomas and hus- band Corley of Williamsburg; Debra Bumgarner and husband Jay of Renick; and nephews. George Boggess and Anthony Thomas of Williamsburg, Ellis Johnson, Jay and Brian Bumgamer of Renick. Private services will be held at a later date. Bernard Jeffrey Walkup Alderson-Bernard Jeffrey "Jeff' Walkup, 55, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in the Greenbrier Valley Medical Cen- ter. Fairlea, after a long illness. his parents, sister, Jane Walkup and nephew, Bill Walkup. Survivors include: his wife, Delores Jane Grimmett Walkup of Alderson; two daughters. Diane Highlander of Fall River, MA, and Dawn Pence and hus- band, Chris of Waxhaw, NC; three sons, David Highlander. and wife Jill of Aiderson, Deric Highlander and wife, Sonya of Waxhaw, NC, and Paul Walkup and wife Jessica of Parkersburg; two sisters, Ruth Bragg and husband Charles of Huntington and Carol Reed and husband Gary of Aiderson; two brothers, William Walkup and wife Rose of Aiderson, Robert Walkup and wife Janet of Alderson; seven grandchildren, Sonya Lisa Zapata, Josh, Jamie and Jade Pence, Kaelyn and Josh Walkup and Paulina Highlander; great- grandchild. Devante Zapata; and 11 nieces and nephews. Graveside service and burial was held Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Maude Chapel, Dawson, where Rev. Gary Baker offici- ated. Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Longanacre Funeral Home, Fort Spring. Howard R. Weis Frankford-Howard R. Weis, 64. passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at CAMC Memorial Division in Charleston. Born Dec. 6, 1944, at Blacks- burg, VA, he was the son of the late Mark Richard and Harriett Hinkley Weis. He was preceded in death by a brother, George Allen Weis and a sister, Eliza- beth Bailey. Howard was a U.S. Air Force veteran of Vietnam War. Survivors include: " his com- panion of 28 years, Phyllis Os- car; two daughters, Jessica Rose Weis of Frankford and Pamela Weis Hypes of Virginia Beach. VA; son, Greg Oscar of Sinks Grove; sisters, Eva Lee Lester and Harley of Neola and Josephine Lester and Bob of Princeton; brothers, Joseph Edward Weis and Donna of Princeton. Jesse James Weis and Darlene of Flagler Beach, FL, Jack Weis and Sally of Ken- tucky and Raymond Weis and Sandy of Charleston; and step- mother;~ Emmazeta Howard of Princeton. Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Burial was in Stidom Cem- etery at Williamsburg. Visitation was Monday evenin~ at the funeral home. At 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, the Rev. Jeffrey C. Kanode will share the sermon, "Mal~'S Song Is Our Song." The Saturday Night Alive worship service is held in the church's Fellowship Hall. The atmosphere is casual and intimate. Food and fellow- ship are enjoyed each week. At 9 and 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21, the Rev. Dr. Joseph S. Kenaston will share the sermon, "Divine Interruption." The Sun- day morning worship services are held in the sanctuary which is now decorated for Christmas Blue tmas children In kindergarten through the 2nd grade during the 11 a.m. worship service. Lewisburg United Methodist Church is offered on the corner of Washington and Lee" Streets in downtown Lewisburg. Park- ing is available in the church's parking lot between the church and the Post Office, as well as along Washington and Lee Streets. For more information, please call the church office at 645- 2727 or visit the church's website, www.lwbumc.com. service Mond Dec. 22 at Lewisbu For many of us, Christmas is a bittersweet time of year. It is a time for remembering both per- sons and events that have been a part of our lives in the past, but that are now changed or gone. This is the time of year with the longest nights, so around this time, Lewisburg United Methodist Church offers a quiet, meditative worship ser- vice that makes time for remem- bering and sharing our hurting places with God while also pre- paring our hearts for the com- ing of Christ. If you are struggling this Christmas season due to an ill- ness, a divorce, a death in the family, financial concerns, lone- liness, or other circumstances that have left you feeling less than "merry," then join the gath- ering at the Blue Christmas ser- vice at Lewisburg United Meth- odist Church on Monday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Lewisburg United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Washington and Lee Streets in downtown Lewisburg. Park- ing is available in the church's parking lot between the church and the Post Office, as well as along Washington and Lee Streets. A nursery will be avail- able for preschool age children during the Blue Christmas Wor- ship Service. For more information, please call the church office at 645- 2727 or visit the church's website, www.lwbumc.com. Lewisburg United Methodist Church invites you to worship on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24. Three Christmas Eve services will be offered (5:30, 7:30 and 11 p.m.) and all are welcome to attend[ The 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. wor- ship services will be traditional worship services that will in- clude music by the church's Chancel Choir and a sermon - titled "An Inauspicious Begin- ning" by Rev. Dr. Joseph S. Kenaston. At the 11 p.m. worship ser- vice, music will be provided by soloists, Holy Communion will be served, and the Rev. Jeffrey C. Kanode will share the sermon, "To Bethlehem and Beyond." All three worship services will be held in the sanctuary and will close with singing Silent Night and lighting ofcandles. The community is:welcome to attend any of the Christmas Eve services offered at Lewisburg United Methodist Church, lo- cated on the corner of Washing- ton and Lee Streets in downtown Lewisburg. Parking is available in the church's parking lot be- tween the church and the Post Office, as well as along Washing-- ton and Lee Streets. A nurseyy will be provided for preschool children during the 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. worship services. For more information, please call the church office at 645- 2727) or visit the church's website at www.lwbumc.com. stmas County Spelling Bee'- .dren's musical at Lewisburg UMC Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace, Everlasting Father. Even a brief reflection on the names of Jesus brings power and strength to our faith. Dove award-winning writer, Celeste Clydesdale, has centered her newest Christmas musical, The Christmas County Spelling Bee, entirely around this theme. Set within the narrative of a lively spelling bee, this warm musical consists of nine delight- ful new songs, as well as the Michael W. Smith classic, "Emmanuel." As the musical unfolds, the contestants learn more about the character and nature of our Savior. Worship- ful, bring and enjoyable, The Christmas County Spelling Bee will engage your hearts this In Memorium Cassandra Lee Metz April 20, 2001 - November 29, 2008 Our beautiful and precious Cassie slippe.d through the veil on November 29, 2008. She was taken from our arms by a quick and unexpected illness, Sudden Acute Bronchio-Pneumonia. Cassie, your smile burns bright in our hearts and our memories. You are loved beyond telling, grieved beyond all tears. When it is our turn to slip the veil, we will come and find you. Until then, sweet baby ...fly free. Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep, I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the sparkle on the snow, I am the sun, on ripened grain, I am the gentle summers rain, And when you wake in mourning's hush, I am the swift u plifting rush ...of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the Moon and Stars at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not here, I did not die. Some people only dream of angels, our family was blessed to hold one in our arms. We love and miss you, ~Cassie, now and always. ~A~Ib Your Family. Loving ~ll~ ' "Forever our girl" precious Christmas as it reminds us that "Jesus is the only name that saves." Under the direction of Char- ley Fauber and Judi Kenaston, several children have been prac- ticing for weeks at the Lewisburg United Methodist Church and are excited to present the musi- cal on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the church's sanctuary. All are invited to attend the Spell- ing Bee! Following the musical, all are invited to gather in the church's Fellowship Hall for a Birthday Party for Jesus where weql sing Happy Birthday to Jesus and enjoy a cake, baked by Jeannie Campbell, and ice cream. If you would like to bring a gift for Jesus' birthday, please bring a baby item (diapers, wipes, bath wash, socks, T-shirts, food). The items will be distributed to fami- lies in need over Christmas and through the winter months. Lewisburg United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Washington and Lee Streets in downtown Lewisburg. Three weekly worship services and programs for all ages are offered. Parking is available in the church's parking lot between the church and the Post Office, as well as along Washington and Lee Streets. For more information, please call the church office at 645- 2727 or visit the church on the web, www.lwbumc com. www.mountainmessenqer.com Church Bulletin Christmas Cantata & Play Zion's Light Baptist Church will present their Christ- tl A[ l A [l mas Cantata, "The Love of God," on Saturday, Dec. 20 It W llI li U II beginning at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday morning be- ginning at 10 a.m. On Monday, Dec. 22, beginning at 7 p.m. they will present their Christmas play, "A Christmas to Remember." The church is located 2-1/2 miles South of Ronceverte on Horseshoe Bend Road. Pastor Gary Baker and the congregation extend a welcome to all. For more informatiOn call 645-3861. Christmas Sing Pastor Calvin Kelley and the Congregation of The Band of Hope Baptist Church invite everyone to a Christmas Sing on Sunday nit-' Dec. 21, at 6 p.m Children's Christmas Musical "Three Wise Men and a.Baby," a children's Christmas musical, will be presented at the Greenbrier Valley Church of the Nazarene in Fairlea this Saturday, Dec. 20, and Sunday, Dec. 21, both nights at 6 plm. Additionally, the adult choir cantata, "Bringing Christmas Horn e," will be presented in the 10:50 a.m. morning service Dec. 21 .-More informa- tion and trans portation are available at 645-4555. Gospel Sing Charmco House of Prayer, Rt. 60, Charmco will present a Gospel Sing on Friday, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m. "Buzz" Keller and the Gospel Band and various local singers will entertain. Everyone welcome! Call (304) 222- 4105 for more information. Ronceverte Presbyterian celebrates the coming of the Christ Child An annual tradition in the city of Ronceverte, the Presbyterian Church is once again hosting their Candlelight Service at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21. The worship service includes Advent liturgy, the Christmas story ac- cording to Luke's Gospel, special musical performances by Rodger and Leah Trent, the Children's Choir, a homily delivered by Stephen Baldwin, Advent hymns, traditional carols, and the passing of the peace by candlelight. Also, back by popular de- mand is the Christmas Eve Communion service, which will be celebrated on Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 11 p.m. The infor- mal worship service allows the opportunity to wait for the corn- ing Christ child in still anticipa- tion, leading to the very first mo- ments of Christmas Day. After j oining together in sacred songs and readings, everyone will gather around the CommuniOn table to partake together of the Lord's Supper, symbolizing the peace, unity, and purity of the Christ child whose birth is cel- ebrated. Dress is casual for both ser- vices. Please come as you are. Everyone is always welcome. Ronceverte Presbyterian Church is located at 305 Locust Street in Ronceverte. They be- long to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and hold worship at 11 a.m. on Sundays. For more information, please visit: www. RoncevertePres.org. [ Delivery service to Ronceverte, Lewisburg, Heart Center >. Follow Up Heart Surgery High Blood Pressure Diabetes Surgery Clearance MostAffordable Testing In The Greenbrier Valley Self Referrals ] Accepted Thomas IN. v0n D0hlen, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.C. BOARD CERTIFIED CARDIOLOGY 157 Skylar Drive - Lewisburg, WV 304-647-2030 i 1