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December 9, 2010

~ Live Nativity by Calais Church

Members of the Calais Church portrayed the first Christmas in a Nativity. Shown are: shepherds Carson Spence, Cliff Sickler, Tim Carpenter; Joseph and Mary, Roy McMasters and Andrea Spence.
Photo by Martha Ackerman

Safe Auto Awarded Best Float Laurels

Safe Auto captured the Best Float award at the 2010 Woodsfield Christmas Parade. Shown, from left are: Casey Bott (far back), Karen Forshey (striped suite), Trudy Pyles, Sue Wills and Connie  Smithberger. on the float:Brenda Simmons (Pink Bunny), Alexis Thomas, Barbara Carslund; back row: Heather Craycraft, Shawna Dayton, Justin Friday, Brendon Haught and Brian Fitzgerald.
Photo by Martha Ackerman

Former Woodsfield resident Kaye Hogue was honored recently at the 6th Annual Peacekeeper Awards Banquet held recently at Belmont Hills Country Club.                      Photo Submitted

Receives Peacekeepers Award

Tri-County Help Center, Inc. hosted its 6th Annual Peace-keeper Awards at the Belmont Hills Country Club to celebrate Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  

Cathy Campbell, Executive Director of Tri-County Help Center, Inc. recognized three very deserving individuals who have contributed to the safety and support of domestic abuse victims and their families in our community.  Honorees included, The Honorable Jennifer Sargus, Judge of the Belmont County Common Pleas Court; Belmont County Sheriff’s Detective Doug Cruse, who works intensely with domestic violence victims and Tri-County Help Center Court Advocates; and, Kaye Hogue, who is one of the organizations founders and past president of the Tri-County Help Center Board of Directors. Hogue is a 1959 graduate of Woodsfield High School.

The Honorable United States Senator George Voinovich sent his representative Nick Gatz to present the honorees with a Letter of Acknowledgement and Ann Block, Regional Liaison for the Office of Jennifer Brunner, Ohio Secretary of State, presented Judge Sargus with an award.

Tri-County Help Center, Inc. is a non-profit agency that serves Monroe, Belmont and Harrison Counties.  Services include Peg’s House, a free, safe and confidential 24 Hour residential emergency shelter for victims and families of domestic/sexual violence, counseling for adults and children, psychiatric assessment and case management, court advocacy for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, and domestic violence/sexual abuse offender intervention programs. The agency has satellite offices located in each county.

For more information or to contact Tri-County Help Center, Inc. for confidential services including counseling, Peg’s House and crisis intervention, please telephone 1-740-695-5441 or 1-800-695-1639; available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Monroe County TCHC Satellite Office telephone number is 740-472-0255; 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Around the Burnside    

Instead of giving yourself a pat on the back, try giving yourself a shove.

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.

Had  a bit of a problem yesterday evening. As you know NCIS is one of my favorite TV programs, even reruns. I am also an OSU fan. Well, OSU basketball game started at 7:30 and I thought NCIS started at 8 p.m. so what to do? Watch basketball or a NCIS rerun. As it turned out the station answered my question. The little deer with the red nose took over in the NCIS regular spot and NCIS moved to 9 p.m. I got to watch most of the basketball game and NCIS rerun. As I look at the schedule I will only have this problem one more time this year.

Those of you who like snow have gotten the first little dip. If the rain we had was snow I would guess it would beat 1950. We were at Fairview for Thanksgiving and a long way from my job. I had to get a bulldozer to pull me out to the main road. I drove over 130 miles with chains on my little old Studebaker. This was my first teaching job and I think we missed 15 days of school that year and I can’t remember having to make any up.

Thinking of snow, we had a trip to Caldwell and they must be living right or something because they had very little snow. I didn’t measure ours but I’m sure we had a tink over an inch on the ground. Lucky us.

I remember when a snow like this came along, we were out throwing snowballs. It’s a no, no, now but we had some good snowball battles when it snowed. We got out and really enjoyed the snow. Nowadays I like to sit inside and watch the snow fall until it melts, the snow I mean.

It’s strange what you see on TV every once in a while. The other night I got tired of watching basketball after about four hours of watching and turned it to the last several minutes of the Victoria Secret program. Wow, scared me. There were maybe a dozen girls marching back and forth on what they call the runway. All this time a girl was singing a song which I was unable to understand any of the words.

I began to wonder what Victoria Secret really was. Seems as most had on as little as possible so no secret. Then I thought, what would happen if they were to march into church during the middle of a minister’s sermon? Some even were wearing what you might call angel wings. OK, I watched until the news came on. I seriously doubt anyone would wear one of the outfits while attending church.

I understand the deer hunters were out in full force last week. From the results I’ve read in the paper they have been successful. I would take my hat off to anyone hunting on Tuesday. Anyone who would hunt when the rain comes down all day is either a dyed in the wool deer hunter or I’m not going to say it.

When you think of it, the number of deer running around is almost unbelievable. A few over 1800 deer were harvested in one county the first day. Think of how many more are still running around. I’m not sure how many were harvested in our county but Noble had 741, even that is a lot of deer.

What a change. When I was growing up I cannot remember ever seeing a deer. I was outside most of the time, in the woods a lot and after the cows almost every morning and evening and never spotted a deer. We thought it was a big deal to go rabbit hunting. Now we can sit on our deck and see a deer once in a while. Then there have been a few times a deer jumped in front of my car before I could say my favorite word something went kerthump. Call the insurance company, sometimes the tow truck.

The football season for high school is over and the champions have been decided. Maybe one exception West Virginia I guess. It sounds like that, as I write. What a sad situation.

I have nothing in it however I do not think it should ever happen. If a player is thrown out of a game and the rule is they sit out the next day, it is the coaches’ and schools’ job to see to it that it is carried out. What kind of a lesson is learned by trying to wiggle out of it somehow?

You all have a good idea how I feel about that team up north. Not quite as bad as Woody but close. I understand the coach left his kicker back in the state up north because he had broken a team rule. You have to think well of a coach that would do something like this. He knew it would and did cause a problem a few times during the game. Ohio State would have won anyway, maybe.

I hope you have all your shopping completed. I remember when you know what was in short supply we shopped the day before Christmas to hunt for bargains. This was before merchants thought of Black Friday.

Let your mind wander, but be careful when you follow it.

Christmas is coming; don’t forget church.


Burkhart Establishes OUE Scholarship

Dr. Dama Burkhart knows the importance of an education and how it can change one’s life.  She has experienced it firsthand. 

Now, because of her generosity, the path to higher education has become more accessible for local students.  The Dama C. Burkhart Scholarship is an endowed scholarship to provide a female resident of Monroe County, Ohio with funds to attend the Ohio University Eastern Campus.

“I firmly believe that Ohio University Eastern is one of the greatest assets that we have in this area.  I like to call it the gem of the valley,” said Burkhart.  “Without OUE, many of our young people would not be able to attend college.  I am proud to be able to support their mission.”   

Ohio University Eastern Campus Dean Rich Greenlee was thrilled to share in the good news.  “Dr. Burkhart is a long time resident of Monroe County who has a strong commitment to seeing other women in her community have the opportunity she had to achieve a higher education,” said Greenlee.  “We are proud to call Dr. Burkhart a friend of our campus and very appreciative of her efforts to promote higher education in Monroe County with this scholarship.”

The Monroe County native graduated from Woodsfield High School in 1944 before heading west to further her education in Indiana.  Burkhart’s travels first took her to Taylor University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Education, graduating cum laude in 1950. Burkhart decided to return to school and further her education more than a decade later.  In 1964, she attended the Indiana University Medical Center and earned a certification in Clinical Pastoral Education.  She immediately proceeded to Butler University and completed a master’s degree in Personality Theory in 1965.  Burkhart matriculated to Purdue University and earned a Ph. D. in Counseling and Guidance in 1968.  

Burkhart’s most impressive academic credentials helped to open many career doors for her over the years.  Her work experiences at Purdue Univer-sity include staff counselor, instructor, visiting assistant professor, human development specialist, staff and program development specialist, assistant dean for home economics extension, and associate dean for home economics extension.

Burkhart also found time to be the director of Christian education at Central Presby-terian Church in Lafayette, Indiana; the supervisor of adult education for Howard County, Indiana; and a staff member of the public relations department at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana

In addition, Burkhart authored numerous publications and was an active board member on several state and national councils, including the National Council on Family Relations, the American Home Economics Association, the Indiana Home Economics Association, and the Indiana Council on Family Relations.  She was voted President of the Indiana Council on Family Relations in 1977-78.

Burkhart served Ohio University Eastern for many years as a member of the Coordinating Council and was awarded the prestigious Austin Furbee Award in the spring of 2010.  She was also recognized by Who’s Who in American Women from 1977-82.   

The Center offers a circuit exercise option to
its patrons. Shown, from left, are Natalie Claus,
yoga instructor; Ruth Workman, Monroe County Chamber of Commerce secretary; Shannon
Hannahs with Zoey, and personal trainer
Shannon Miley.

Under new management and a new name, The Center offers a variety of exercise options. Shown with the strength and weight training equipment are, from left, owner Sam Hannahs and Mike Booker, maintenance man and “jack of all trades.”          
Photo by Martha Ackerman

New Owner, New Name

by Martha Ackerman
General Manager/Editor

The former Transforming Physiques is under new management and it has a new name. 

Sam Hannahs, a former Lewisville resident, has returned to his roots and has purchased the fitness center, now called The Center. Sam and his wife Shannon manage the business. 

“I managed a tanning salon in Parkersburg,” said Shannon, “and Sam is sports oriented and knows the equipment.” With the combination of knowledge, the two decided to purchase the business.

Sam and Shannon have two children: Xavier, seven, who is in the first grade; and Zoey, who is 10 months old.

“We wanted a change and we were concerned with the schools,” said Sam. “Its easy for kids to fall behind in a bigger city. This is the best area to raise a family.”

The fitness center offers circuit and strength training, two state-of-the-art tanning beds with new bulbs, children’s gymnastics and dance classes for children and adults including tap, jazz, hip-hop and ballet. The Center also offers adult self-defense/martial arts. Yoga classes began Dec. 6 and Zumba starts in January.

“As the new managers, we’re dedicated to providing a variety of options to meet the needs of every member of your family,” say the couple. “We have ready made many improvements with more coming soon.

“We invite everyone to stop by and see our new second floor workout facility as well as other recent updates and improvements. We’re committed to fitness.”

The Center is taking part in a campaign called D-Feat Breast Cancer Research, which now shows that vitamin D deficiency is strongly linked to a significantly elevated risk of breast cancer. Indoor tanners are being asked to donate to support this research.

The Center is open Monday thru Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on Sunday.

For more information, call 740-472-9004 or 740-213-2228, or stop by during business hours.

Our Readers Write

Dear Editor,

On Nov. 1 my class, the high school and some students from Skyvue 7th graders. First we started with the national anthem then Mrs. Anderson told a prayer for us. Then a veteran gave us a flag and he told us to take care of it.

Then Coach Circosta told a speech about a football team that never got to the championships then they made it. When they got there a semi pulled up and it said, it’s not a dream any more and Coach Circosta started to tear up. 

Then 13 people went over and picked up a golden shovel and dig to represent that the school was starting and I think it was great that so many people take so much time to build our new school and I think it’s great.

W.E.S. Sixth Grader

Garett Allen Leonard


Dear Editor,

The groundbreaking ceremony was on Nov. 1. To me when I watched them talked about the new school I was just frozen with amazement and shock.

I know all we did was stand and watch them talk and dig but it meant a lot. And now I know that the next day I go to school it’s not another day it’s another day closer to getting our new schools.

And Coach J. Circosta is right because what use to be a dream is now becoming reality. Out of all this that is happening there is one more thank you that needs to goo out. That last thank you that needs to go out is to the taxpayers and mainly Jennifer Garrison who is the main person and reason that we are getting our new schools.

Alexis Thomas


Dear Editor,

The groundbreaking on Nov. 1 was so wonderful. I was moved with each word each presenter said. A flag was given to our superintendent, he said, “This flag is for our community and will be here forever.” Then we said the pledge, I stared at the flag with my hand on my heart.

Then, Mrs. Anderson gave us a prayer, which was about her hopes that this school will give these children a science lab, a bigger gym and give us brighter young minds.

When Jason Circosta went up he gave a wonderful speech that brought him to tears. He told us a little story about football players that never won a game. One Friday night they finally won, a truck came out that said, “This is not a dream this is a reality.” 

I will miss this school, but our community needs a new elementary school and a high school.

Thank you taxpayers, thank you Jennifer Garrison, thank you Mrs. Anderson and the construction workers to put effort into these schools for the student body. You’ve touched our hearts as you have touched mine.

Thank you, Makenzie Shrader


Dear Editor,

I think it is awesome that we are getting new schools. We have waited for new schools for a long time and we really ned them. All of our schools are old and need repaired. It was really exciting to attend the groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 1 for Monroe Central and Woodsfield Elementary. 

There were a lot of speeches and they had golden shovels. The band played, the cheerleaders cheered and there were lots of pictures taken. Kids from Woodsfield Elementary, Skyvue and Monroe Central came on buses for the ceremony.

It will be nice to have Woodsfield Elementary and Monroe Central at the same site. Our new schools should be done next year. It takes a lot of work to build the new schools, but it will be worth it.

Sincerely, Cody Ward

Dear Editor,

I wen to the groundbreaking on Nov. 1 for our new schools. it was awesome. I saw many people there.

There were people talking and others listening. There were 15 shovels and only 13 were used. There was a lot of ground.

Jay Circosta gave a good speech that caused him to cry.  The band played. It was a good time. I would like to thank everyone that voted so we can have the new schools.

Thank you, Nathaniel Crusa


Dear Editor,

Nov. 1 was the first day of groundbreaking day for the first time for the new schools. I think the schools are going to be really big. What really touched me is that Woodsfield Elementary and the superintendent were presented with the flag. The time will fly by fast and I will miss this school but I can look forward to new opportunities.

The coach never won many games and on a semi truck said “This is not a dream anymore, it is reality.” and the coach started to cry.

I enjoyed seeing the cheerleaders dancing and hearing the band play and Mrs. Anderson said the prayer. As we were all bowing are heads I realized this is not a dream anymore it’s reality.

Thank you everyone for making this possible.

Thank you, Alyssia Blake


Dear Editor,

On Nov. 1 my class and I went to the groundbreaking for the Woodsfield Elementary and Monroe Central schools. It was a nice, pleasant day to go.

We were all transported on buses, it was crowded.

People spoke about what the new school would be like. Then the band played the National Anthem and all the people there said the pledge.

The band also played some songs that the cheerleaders cheered to. After that 13 people went up and dug dirt with gold shovels. It was a great day.

Sincerely, WES Sixth Grader

Sydnee Hartley


Dear Editor,

I was amazed with the presentation of the flag of the United States of America

I would love to thank everybody who made my biggest dream come true. 

The band played the Star Spangled Banner wonderfully.

When Mr. Circosta said a few words then started to cry. That day, Nov. 1, was the best day ever.

There were 15 shovels and only 13 were used. Before that the band played the war chant and fight song. Then they played Seminole Wind.

The cheerleaders did some cheers after that.

I was so excited when it was over because that meant new schools are coming.

Sincerely, Shania Dalrymple

 Dear Editor,

On Nov. 1 the day of a new chapter in our life. The first was a heartwarming day for all the children of Woodsfield Elementary School.

As we gathered anxiously it suddenly became silent as we started the program. There were many speeches. There was one that touched me the most. It was a speech written by Jay Circosta “When I went to a small town game. There were these football players who had never made it to the championships. They made it then all of a sudden a semi truck pulled up and on it it said it’s not a dream any more,” Jay Circosta said as tears streamed down his face.

I thought it’s an example of what’s happening to us because our dreams have come true.

The schools are ready to be built. I love how so many people are taking so much time out of their day to help us make our dreams come true. We reached our peak.

WES Sixth Grader
Jade Oaks





■  12-9 Classifieds


Janeen Gibson Graham, 60, Ranson, W.Va., formerly of Antioch, passed away at her home Dec. 2, 2010 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born April 8, 1950 in Charleston, W.Va., a daughter of the late John P. Gibson, Sr. and Janet Austin Gibson.

She graduated from River High School in 1968 as a valedictorian. She received her associates degree from Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland and her bachelor’s degree in 1999 at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va. She worked as a bank teller for many years before working as an Information Technology Specialist for the Social Security Administration. Janeen was an avid runner and cyclist, and traveled extensively over the last few years.

Surviving are her husband of 41 years, James Graham of Ranson; a brother, John (Tammy) Gibson, Jr. of Woodsfield; and a niece, Kimberly Gibson of Woodsfield.

Friends were received Dec. 6 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services were held Dec. 7, with Rev. William Moran officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Condolences may be expressed at www.bauerturner.com.

Twila M. Athey (nee Hensel), 86, Merriville, Ind., formerly of New Matamoras, passed away on Nov. 30, 2010.

Surviving are her husband of 69 years, Carl Athey, Jr.; daughters, two Nancy (Donnie) Jobe of Ind., Joanne Allen of New Matamoras; five grandchildren, Lana (Robert) Zajac, Laura Jobe, Terry and Donnie Allen; three great-grandchildren; sister, Ada Cunningham Nealis of Marietta.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Ella Hensel; a brother, Jerl Hensel.

Burial was in Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville, Ind. with private services officiated by Pastor A. Michael Brown, held through Sheets Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lowell, Ind.

Jimmy “JP” Payne, 62, of 2330 Temple Rd., Bucyrus died Nov. 1, 2010 at home surrounded by his family following a two year battle with cholangiocarcinoma. He was born March 4, 1948 in Sand Gap, Ky. to the late George “Shelby” and Nita (Hensley) Payne. 

He was retired from Century Link, formerly Embarq/Sprint, after 40 years as a network installer. He graduated from Crestline High School in 1966 and has lived in this area his entire life. Some of his most peaceful moments were in the woods in southeastern Ohio with his hunting buddies, be it bow or muzzle loader season he was there. Even though he had been ill his life had been very full, enjoying precious time with his family and friends. His sense of humor never dulled and it endeared him to all he met.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon A. King Payne, whom he married Dec. 9, 1967; two daughters, Carri Payne and Nikki Weiland, both of Bucyrus; four grandchildren, Shelby and Alexis Payne, Mason and Taylor Weiland; and two brothers, Wade Payne of Waynesboro, Va., and Mark Payne of Bucyrus.

In addition to  his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Payne.

Friends were received Nov. 3 at Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home where funeral services were held Nov. 4, with pastor Wade Payne officiating. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Crestline at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lodge, rochester, MN or Home Care Matters Hospice through the funeral home. 

Expressions of sympathy can be left at munzpirnstill.com

Paul C. Christman, 94, Cambridge, passed away Dec. 2, 2010 at the South-eastern Ohio Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 7, 1916 in Lewisville, Seneca Twp. a son of the late George L. Christman and Magdalena Matz Christman. 

He was a teacher for 20 years, retired from the Cambridge Post Office; a 50 plus year member of the Unity Presbyterian Church; served as a Deacon and Elder of the church; WWII Army veteran; life member of D.A.V., NARFE, American Legion, Ohio Retired Teachers, member of the Veterans Council; former board member of the Salvation Army. He received the Veteran of the Year Award 2009.

Surviving are his wife, Marie I. Beardmore Christman of the home, whom he married June 21, 1944 (66 years of marriage); two daughters, Linda S. Christman of Marietta, Diana J. (John) Sirb of Amhurst; two sons, Leslie P. Christman of Marysville, Bryan C. (JoAnn) Christman of Shaker Hts.; a sister, Beryl Claus of Caldwell; eight grandchildren, Ann-Marie Christman, Alicia (Joseph) Poelzer, Abigail Christman, Rebecca Christman, Nathaniel Christman, Coleen Sirb, Cassandra Sirb, Kimberly Sirb; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Esther, Gertrude, Alma and Laura; and two brothers, Clarence and Arthur.

Friends were received Dec. 6 at Bundy-Law Funeral Home, Cambridge and Dec. 7 until time of service at the Unity Presbyterian Church, Cambridge, with Rev. Jim Spain officiating. Burial was in Northwood Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Guernsey County Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549.

An on-line guest book may be signed at www.bundy-lawfuneralhome.com. 

Paula Jo Hammond Cunningham Prince, 55, Woodsfield, died Nov. 29, 2010 at Wheeling Hospital. She was born Feb. 1, 1955 in Bellaire, a daughter of Jack and Mary Jo Hammond of Woodsfield.

She was an employee of GMN at Caldwell and former dispatcher for Woodsfield EMS, a member of Powhatan VFW, past member of Center Grange and Lions Club.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are two daughters, Peggy Jo Cunningham (Jerry) West of Beallsville, Dina Prince of Beallsville; a son, Kenneth Cunningham of Caldwell; four sisters, Elizabeth (Gary) Brunner of Jacobsburg, Tammy (Tom) Henderson of Concord, N.C., Diana (Kris) VanCamp of Powhatan, Whitney Hammond of Woodsfield; three brothers, Jack Hammond, Jr. of Pittsburgh, George (Karen) Hammond of Hannibal, David (Kiley) Hammond of Fort Bragg, N.C.; two grandsons, Joshua and Aaron West of Beallsville; a granddaughter, Paige Noel Cunningham of Woodsfield; her best friend, Kristy Downing of Powhatan.

Friends were received Dec. 5 and 6 until time of service at Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville, with Rusty Atkinson officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodsfield EMS, P.O. Box 653, Woodsfield, OH 43793.

Ronald (Reggie) Black-stone, 50, Cambridge, passed away Dec. 2, 2010 at his home after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 17, 1960 in Orrville, a son of Vernon and Cora Lendon Blackstone of Lewisville.

He was employed by the Ridge Tool Microplant in Cambridge; a member of the Unity Presbyterian Church of Cambridge and a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his parents, surviving are his wife, Rhonda Hopkins Blackstone of Cambridge; two sons, Ronald (Kera) Blackstone II of North Braddock, Pa., Clifford (Anna) Blackstone of Somerton; four brothers, Joe Blackstone of Summerfield, Tom (Judy) Blackstone of Summerfield, Kenny (Belva) Blackstone of Lewisville, Bruce (Louise) Blackstone of Lewisville; two sisters, Judy Wine of Clarington, Teresa Weese of Wheeling, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Clifford John Blackstone, Jr., Christiana Blackstone, Kelsey Black-stone, Breanna Blackstone; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents including his grandmother, Estelle Schaub.

Friends were received Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 until time of service at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Rev. Jim Spain officiating. Burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woods-field.

Condolences can be expressed at www.bauerturner.com.

Dorothia L. Hall, 92, Graysville, died Nov. 30, 2010 at Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield. She was born Aug. 24, 1918 in Monroe County, a daughter of the late Richard Haas and Carrie Nalley Haas Ayers and Isaac Ayers.

She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ.

Surviving are two daughters, Betty (Willis) Anderson of Graysville, Shirley Hall of Graysville; a brother, Melvin (Laura) Ayers of Sycamore Valley; two grandchildren, Eric Anderson of Maryland, Stacy (Jerry) Bradford of Marietta; five great-grandchildren, Ema and Ana Anderson, Isaac Anderson, Shallyn and Morgan Bradford.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Floyd E. Hall in 2008; a sister, Pearl Lindamood; and two brothers, Harold Ayers and Carl Ayers.

Friends were received Dec. 2  at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services were held Dec. 3, with Jeff Rich officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Graysville.

Condolences can be expressed at www.bauerturner.com. 

Harold G. Shipp, 70, 108 Olin Dr., Woodsfield, died Dec. 6, 2010 at his home.

Arrangements are pending at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.