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C-GCC: 9/11 and First Responder Recognition -09.11.13

The Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center would like to thank the First Responders
that attended our Recognition Ceremony on 9/11/13.

We appreciate you each sharing your personal stories and motivation behind your career or volunteer decision.

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(L to R): Officer Starsick, Charles Stevens, Graham Knight, Andy Walker, Scotty Collins,
Mike Moody, Steve Heath, Lisa Purvis, Kathy Wood, Mike Yeager, and Bryan Sterns

Two Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center Fire Department Volunteers were recognized:

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Justin Siers: a second year Criminal Justice student

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James Ball: a second year Automotive Technology Student

In Memory of 9/11
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*Above is a bulletin board that the Business class put together,
with all of the staff and student memories of 9/11

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*Each of our students filled out a square on the flag, with their memories of 9/11

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*Above: Taylor Ashley, a Criminal Justice Student, is explaining their bulletin board.
The Criminal Justice class made yellow ribbons for all of the Fire Fighters lost in the tragedy on 9/11.
The Red, White, and Blue ribbons are in honor of all the local First Responders.

*The Building Construction and Welding Technology classes made plaques for each of the local EMS
and Fire Departments, to thank them for their services in both Calhoun and Gilmer Counties

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*The Health Occupations lab made a bulletin board in honor of the EMTs, Paramedics,
and EMS personnel that perished in the 9/11 tragedy, while trying to rescue those in need.

-We would also like to recognize the ProStart: Culinary Arts program for making lunch for all the First Responders in attendance,
and the Business class for creating the invitations and the programs for our Recognition Ceremony.

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Lonnie Dewitt Gunn

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Lonnie Dewitt Gunn

Age 70, of Huntington, WV, formerly of Calhoun County, passed away on Monday, September 09, 2013 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington.

Lonnie was born on February 22, 1943 to the late Dewitt Gale and Pauline Moore Gunn.

Surviving is his daughter Tamara Gunn and son Billy Gunn both of Dover, Ohio; sister Loretta Gunn-Smith of Reedy, WV and Patsy Arnold (Forrest) of Spencer, WV; half-brother David Hughes of Millstone, WV.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, September 13, 2013 at Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Mt. Zion, WV.

Burial will follow in the cemetery.

Morris Funeral Home, Wayne is in charge of the arrangements.

Edna Lillian Shaw

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Edna Lillian Shaw

Age 86, of Rixeyville, VA. formally of Sutton, WV died Monday, September 09 2013, at Culpeper Regional Hospital.

She was born January 06, 1927, in Braxton County, WV to the late Lee and Blanch Linger Blankenship.

Edna was a homemaker she attended of Spruce Lick United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband; Bert Vernon Shaw, Sr., son; Bert Shaw, Jr., daughter; Bonnie Brooks, her half brothers; Jerry Shaw, and David Shaw and 2 grandchildren.

She is survived by her son Bill Shaw and wife Lynn of Sutton, step-son; Robert Shaw of Sutton, daughters; Donna Andrade and husband Rico of Culpeper, VA, Virginia Milliken and husband Leonard of Madison, VA, Eloise Jean Fairfax and husband Frank, of Front Royal, VA, and Linda L. Smallwood of Linden, VA, brothers; Russell Shaw and wife Phoebe of Sutton, Junior Shaw and wife Phyllis of Little Birch, and Jonny Shaw of Sutton, sisters; May Johnson, Elizabeth Utt, Patty Payne and Emogene Payne all of Sutton, several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with her brother Rev. Russell Shaw officiating.

The burial will follow at the Barker Ridge Cemetery, near Sutton.

Friends may call on Friday from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Shaw family

Walter “Ted” Owen Beamer

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Walter “Ted” Owen Beamer

Age 80, of 487 Beamer Drive, Sutton, WV, went to be with the Lord on September 09, 2013 at the Braxton County Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Beamer was born on February 14, 1933 in Duffy, WV a son of the late Ward T. Beamer and Trecie Beamer.

On January 22, 1966 he married is wife of 47 years Iva (Morton) Beamer.

Also surviving are Children Robert L. Beamer and wife Tammy of Salem, WV, Richard L. Beamer and wife Terri of Salem, WV, and Kathy Beamer of Sutton, WV. Mr. Beamer is also survived by grandchildren Christopher O. Westfall and wife Marcie of Sutton, WV, Valarie R. Brown of Sutton, WV, Jonathan Beamer of Salem,WV, Jennifer Beamer Hutson and husband Adam of Martinsburg, WV, Crystal Beamer of Elyria, OH, Codie Beamer of Elyria, OH, Zackery Harrison of Sutton, WV, and Zoey Harrison of Sutton, WV and great-grandchildren Dalton C. Brown of Sutton, WV, Owen C. Brown of Sutton, WV, Elizabeth Beamer of Elyria, OH, and Makena Beamer of Elyria, OH. In addition to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren Mr. Beamer is survived by Siblings Ilene Knickeley of Stuarts Draft, VA, Donnie Beamer and wife Carol of Alton, VA, and one sister in law Norma Beamer of Corydon, IN, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son Rondal L. Beamer, one grandson Christopher Beamer, one great-grandson Levi S. Burrows, one brother Keith Beamer, and one brother in-law Roland Verde.

Ted retired from the United States army having served his County in Vietnam, and he was a true outdoors man he loved to farm, timber, and he loved his new Kubota tractor.

Mr. Beamer taught Sunday School and was a lay speaker for many years at Church.

Ted’s greatest joy was his family he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends may call on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home, 225 Main Street, Flatwoods, WV from 6:00-9:00 PM.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, September 13, 2013 from the Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Chapel at 11:00 AM. with Pastor Rod Hickman officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Sutton, WV.

Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home will be caring for the Beamer Family.

Zetta Mondola Peterson

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Zetta Mondola Peterson

Age 81, of Grantsville WV, passed away September 05, 2013 at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, OH.

Born on June 06, 1932 in Wyoming County, WV, she was a daughter of the late Fulton and Ritta Cozart Duncan.

She is survived by sons, James Easterling of Nevada and Franklin Brice; two daughters, Wanda Patrick of Warren OH and Brenda Jagers; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Brice Peterson as well as several brothers and sisters.

At her request, her remains were cremated.

A private burial will follow at the family farm in Big Springs at a later date.

Tomblin Orders Flags Lowered for 9/11 Remembrance

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Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered all U.S. and West Virginia flags to be displayed at half-staff at government facilities Wednesday.

The lowering of the flags is part of the state’s commemoration of Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Tomblin also is asking all West Virginians to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A few minutes after that, Tomblin will lay a wreath at the West Virginia Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial on State Capitol grounds.

Wanda S. Perrine

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Wanda S. Perrine

Age 66, of Gassaway, WV passed away September 09, 2013 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

She was born December 31, 1946 in Braxton County, WV a daughter of the late Carl W. and Orpha Lavoo Villers Perrine.

Wanda was a homemaker and a Methodist.

She is survived by brother, Stanley Perrine and wife, Ione of Gassaway; nephews, Kevin Perrine of Detroit, MI and Shane Perrine and wife, Brigid of Detroit, MI; great nephews, Braden and Aili Perrine.

Service will be 1 PM Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Rodney England officiating.

Burial will follow in the Squires Cemetery, Gem.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Wilodene “Wid” Barker Brown

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Wilodene “Wid” Barker Brown

Age 91, of Fairground Road, Glenville, West Virginia, departed this life at 8:44 AM, Saturday September 07, 2013 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, West Virginia following an extended illness.

Born February 24, 1922 in Gilmer County, WV, daughter of the late Frank and Ethel Garrett Barker.

On August 26, 1940 she was united in marriage to Lilburn “Tim” Brown, who preceded her in death on November 03, 1998.

Wid attended Glenville State College for 2 years and then taught in Gilmer County. She later attended Morris Harvey College in Charleston and eventually got her Master’s Degree from WVU,  and retired from teaching in Maryland. She and Tim owned and operated “Tim-Wid Cottages” on Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. After selling the cottages they moved to Florida until Tim’s death in 1998. Wid moved back to Glenville, where she lived until 2005 when she broke her hip, went into the nursing home, where she was living at the time of her death.

She was a member of the Glenville Church of Christ.

She was an avid golfer, and loved to fish in Canada.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville, WV., at 11:00 AM, Thursday September 12, 2013 with Pastor Gene Miller officiating.

Burial will follow in the Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville.

Friends may call 6-8 PM Wednesday evening at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Wilodene Brown with arrangements.

Mable Long

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Mable Long

Age 95, of Duck, WV, entered into rest Wednesday, September 04, 2013.

Born April 13, 1918 in Hallsburg ,WV, she was the daughter of the late Dick and Stella (Dawson) Sheets.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Beauford Long; two brothers, Homer Sheets, Hebert Sheets and one sister, Tressie Tanner.

Mable is survived by her sons, Earl B. Long of Duck, Robert Long of Ivydale, daughter, Mary Watkins of Chloe, 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service were held 12:00 PM Saturday, September 07, 2013 at Nebo Baptist Church, Nebo, with Minister Hubert Sears officiating.

Burial was held in Hardman Cemetery, Nebo.

Friends called 1 hour prior to the service.

Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Long family.

Louie Gail Elliott

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Louie Gail Elliott

Age 93, of Smithville, WV passed away September 08, 2013 at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.

He was born March 24, 1920 at Smithville, WV, the son of the late William G. and Ada M. Carpenter Elliott.

Louie was a retired utility worker for Consolidated Natural Gas Coo.

He was a member of Smithville United Methodist Church.

He was a 50 year member of Harrisville Lodge #98 A.F. & A.M., Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons, Scottish Rite Free Mason 32nd Degree, Pennsboro Commandry #20, Odell S. Long Chapter #25 R.A.M., Order of Eastern Star Chapter #29, Harrisville, Nemesis Shrine, Parkersburg, and a 50 year member of Harrisville Lodge #99 I.O.O.F. Louie taught many lodge members their degrees and also taught square dancing.

He is survived by one daughter Winona Gail Collins (Larry) of Smithville; grandchildren, Cheryl Bailey, Tim Clayton (Erin), Kathy Wheatcraft (Rob), and Brenda Gibson (Ed); great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; brother, Ray Elliott (Helen) of Smithville; nieces, nephews; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma McHenry Elliott; second wife, Emma Wright Elliott; brother, Charles A. “Bud” Elliott and an infant brother.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Dwight Goff officiating.

Burial will follow in the Ayers Cemetery, Smithville.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 11-2 PM.

Linda Sue Starkey

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Linda Sue Starkey

Age 65, of Smithburg, WV, departed this life on Saturday, September 07, 2013, in the United Hospital Center.

She was born on November 24, 1947, in Glenville, WV, the daughter of the late Donley Paul and Dorothy Marie Griffith Starkey.

Surviving are two sons, Steven P. Starkey and wife Jessica, Charleston, John M. Starkey, Smithburg; three grandchildren, Joshua Michael Starkey, Lacey Nicole Starkey, Ashley Marie Starkey; one brother, Donley Bryan Starkey and wife Deborah, White Lake, MI; two nieces, Laura and Natalie Starkey; and great-niece, Payton Starkey.

One grandson, Steven P. Starkey Jr., preceded her in death.

Mrs. Starkey worked for Myles Manufacturing in West Union and Pennsboro as a seamstress. She was a short-order cook for City Restaurant and worked for the Salem Glass Factory, Salem. Linda had attended Clarksburg Beauty Academy and West Virginia Business College.

Linda loved her sons and grandchildren and always did the best she could, even when faced with the toughest of odds. She loved to cook, fish and play cards.

If there was ever a fighter, it was Linda. She battled her diabetes like a true champion all the way to the end. You never had to wonder how Linda felt about you, because she could size you up in a heartbeat. Truly a special woman, and all that knew her will never forget her. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Harbert Funeral Home, 287 W. Main St., Salem, on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at 1 PM with Pastor Ramona Woods presiding.

Interment will follow in the K of P Memorial Park, Salem.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, after 11 AM until time of service.

Harbert Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Starkey family.

Marjorie Kathleen Foster

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Marjorie Kathleen Foster

Age 73, of Rock Cave, WV passed away on Friday, September 06, 2013 in Crestview Nursing Home of Jane Lew following an extended illness.

She was born in Glenville, WV on January 11, 1940: daughter of the late Claudius Ray Brown and Rebecca Ellen (Settle) Brown.

Mrs. Foster is survived by two daughters: Betty (Charlie) Westfall of Weston and Kathy (Bill) Chidester of Rock Cave, two sons: Leslie Alkire of Weston and John Alkire of Rock Cave, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters: Ruth Simms, Alreada McHenry, Burldean Stein and Edna Brown all of Weston and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter: Eleanor Cogar, two brothers: Luther and Hall Brown and one sister: Isabelle Corathers.

Mrs. Foster was a homemaker and Baptist by faith.

Marjorie enjoyed sewing, crafts, painting, drawing, and listening and watching gospel shows. She liked the outdoors, cookouts, and spending time with her family.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 6-8 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Sarah Weaver officiating.

Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew, WV.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church 176 S. Kanawha Street Buckhannon, WV 26201.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Marjorie Kathleen Foster.

Marvin Gary Hall

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Marvin Gary Hall

Age 78, of Gip, passed away September 06, 2013 at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Big Otter.

He was born February 04, 1935 in Braxton County, WV a son of the late Earl and Locie Gibson Hall.

He was a laborer and an Air Force veteran.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Delmar Hall, Clyde Hall, Troy Hall and Martin Hall; sisters, Lucille Hall Williams and Marie Hall.

He is survived by brother, Robert F. Hall and wife, Berdenia “Birdie” of Wadsworth, OH; sister, Mabel Hall Frame of Greensboro, NC and several nieces and nephews.

Per Mr. Hall’s request his body will be cremated.

A memorial service will be held 7 PM Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Brother Halman Nettles officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Elmer J. “Bill” Frame

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Elmer J. “Bill” Frame

Age 82, of Strange Creek, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday September 08, 2013 at Summersville Regional medical Center.

He was born January 28, 1931 in Strange Creek to the late Lewis and Dora Stewart Frame.

He was a member of the Walnut Grove Methodist Church.

He also was a retired Coal Miner for Island Creek Coal Company with 40 years of service. And a member of the UMWA. He loved collecting guns and knives as his hobby.

Bill is preceded in death by his Parents; and wife Hilda Jean Frame and daughter; Patsy Jean Conrad 6 sisters; and 5 brothers.

He is survived by his sons, Mike (Mitzi) Frame, Tony (Rhonda) Frame, Teddy (Diane) Frame all of Strange Creek, Wayne (Lynn) Frame of Dille, J.B. (Paula) Frame and Billy Frame all of Birch River, Brent Frame of Elyria, Ohio, daughter; Marsha (Gary) Garvin of Gassaway, 18 Grandchildren, 29 great-grand children and 1 great-great grandchild. And the highlight of his day was seeing his special buddy “Cash”.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday September 11, 2013, Walnut Grove Methodist Church, Strange Creek, WV with Rev. Danny Richardson officiating.

Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.

Friends may call 6-8 PM Tuesday September 10, 2013 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.

The family would like to thank everyone for the prayers, visits, cards, food and many more kind gestures during this difficult time.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the Frame family.

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