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December 2, 2010

Two Potlines to Open at Ormet Corporation, Hannibal
100 Employment Positions to be Added

There is good news in Monroe County just in time to make Christmas a little merrier for some of the county’s labor force. 

Ormet Corporation an-nounced recently that it intends to restart the two idled potlines at its Hannibal smelting facility. The restart preparations will commence immediately with the process ex-pected to be completed in the first quarter of 2011, bringing the smelter to full production capacity.

“We plan to produce about 80,000 metric tonnes of additional metal next year with this restart,” said Mike Tanchuk, Ormet’s president and CEO. 

To support the increase in production, Ormet will be adding greater than 100 positions to employment levels at Hannibal. The openings will be filled through recall from lay-off and new hiring.

“While this is a very small amount of aluminum on a worldwide scale, this step is important to Ormet. We are very pleased to deliver this good news to about 100 families during the holiday season,” added Tanchuk.

“It looks like the economy will support this measure,” said Mike Griffin, Ormet vice-president.

On Nov. 11 Ormet released its third quarter and year-to-date financial results which reported net sales from continuing operations for the three months ending Sept. 30, 2010 as $12.9 million compared to a gross profit of $6.2 million for the same period in 2009. Operating expenses for the three months totaled $4.6 million versus $5.9 million for the same period in 2009.

 

Arraignments Include Meth Lab Charges and Domestic Violence

by Taylor Abbott
Staff Writer

Appearing before Monroe County Court Judge James W. Peters on Nov. 23 were three individuals charged following a raid on their home. 

William (Ben) Kinison, 32, Woodsfield, was arraigned on charges of knowingly assembling or possessing one or more chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a second degree felony. 

Along with Kinison, charged was his girlfriend, Gara Beth Rogers, 39, who was arraigned facing the same charges. 

Bond for both Kinison and Rogers was initially set at $15,000 cash or surety with no ten percent rule in effect but a later ruling allowed both to post personal recognizance bonds. 

Also arraigned was Kini-son’s uncle, Terry Wayne Kinison, 54, who was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony. His bond was initially set at $5,000 with no ten percent rule in effect but he too was allowed to post a personal recognizance bond. 

According to authorities, deputies and officers from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Woodsfield Police Department, and Bureau of Criminal Investigation, in a coordinated effort, raided a home at 342 Guilford Avenue in Woodsfield on Nov. 19. Inside the home, authorities found meth, chemicals and materials used as components in meth labs, paraphernalia, and supplies. 

After the discovery, HazMat crews were called to the scene to begin disposing of the hazardous materials. 

Following the raid, investigators were led to a remote area north of Beallsville in Belmont County. There, investigators from Monroe and Belmont Counties found a camper, which contained chemicals or materials used to produce meth. 

Rogers and the Kinisons are free at this time pending a preliminary hearing on Dec. 10 at 11 a.m.

James R. Williams, 43169 Wilson Run Road, Woodsfield,  was in Monroe County Court on Nov. 24 before Judge James W. Peters. Williams entered a plea of not guilty to both misdemeanor criminal charges.

Appearing with his attorney Joseph A. Vavra, Williams was charged with domestic violence and aggravated menacing on Nov. 17.  At that time, a Temporary Protection Order went into Effect restricting Williams from having contact with his wife and child and also restricted him from entering his home on Wilson Run Road.

Aggravated menacing is a first degree misdemeanor in Ohio and carries a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Domestic violence is a fourth degree misdemeanor and carries a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail and a $250 fine. 

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office refused to comment, saying the case is still under investigation. 

During the arraignment, Vavra made a motion to modify the order and have the child removed from the temporary protection order so that Williams can be permitted to visit with his child. The motion further requested that Williams be permitted to resume living in his home, which has been vacated by his wife and child. According to court documents, Williams contendED that it would be in the best interest of the child if visitation is permitted. 

Vavra told the court, “The argument between the spouses occurred at a late hour when the child was in bed and not present. My client believes she [wife] is blowing it out of proportion to get an advantage.”

Refusing to rule on the motion, Judge Peters ordered that a pre-trial be set for Dec. 15 at 10:45 a.m. 

William B. Kinison

Gara Beth Rogers

Terry Kinison

 

Around the Burnside    

Think all you speak, but do not speak all you think.

People decide their habits and their habits decide their future.

I would guess a lot of turkey was eaten last week. I also know there still might be some turkey around to be gobbled up. It seems like one turkey lasts a long time and we are eating turkey in one form or another for several days.  I just hope we have enough gobblers to wipe out our turkey in a couple of days. Maybe we can send some home with them for a snack.

I think Black Friday is over too. I would not shop on this day unless I was desperate. I do like the suggestion to change the name to Green Friday after all the money you spend is green. The merchants need to get the green stuff to end up in the black (profit). On the other hand, because many shoppers will be using a credit card we might call it card swipe day. They tell us it’s going to snow Friday so that will make it more interesting. We started a few years ago to giving a dab of green instead of shopping for presents. Buy your own. This way we only need to shop at one place, the bank.

We had something happen a couple of weeks ago that I can’t remember happening before. We have a person in our household that has a thing for lighted canes as Christmas decorations. She carried four new ones from the store and the next day I had to return to the store and purchase four more to carry out her plan.

We already had 15 candles from years before. These were bad last year but we didn’t bother to throw them away. Three did not work when we placed what was left. I took six candles and placed them beside our trash cans for McIntire to pick up. I looked a while later and they were gone. I think I know where they went and were put to good use without lights. I’m glad someone was able to use them. What is it they say? One person’s trash could be another person’s treasure. Or something like that.

I do think this was about the first year we managed to put out our decorations when it was warm. I know it was a bit early but we didn’t want to allow the warm weather we had go to waste. Most years it’s cold when we put them up. Funny thing though. I used to enjoy and look forward to putting up the lights outside. Anymore it just isn’t the fun it used to be. I’d rather sit inside and watch NCIS reruns. What’s the name of the song? The old grey mare ain’t what she used to be.

I’ve been smelling a big old turkey being cooked all afternoon. I did get a little bite when it came out of the oven. Not bad for turkey.

I did hear of a new or maybe old way to cook a turkey. You preheat the oven up to 500 degrees. Cook the turkey for exactly one hour. When the hour is up you turn off the oven and wait until the oven and turkey cool down. This might take several hours. This person claimed the guests said it was the best roast turkey they had ever eaten. I couldn’t get Esther to try it this year. Chicken I guess.

I also heard a method of cooking I would not recommend. Instead of using regular stuffing, that some say you should not do, you fill the inside of the turkey with popcorn. By doing this you do not need a meat thermometer to tell if the turkey is done. When the turkey busts through the oven door and flies away, it is fully cooked. OK, it’s tough to think of something to write about over the holidays.

Things do pile up on us during the holiday season. We have three birthdays in December and two the last of November. Is there any wonder why we have gone to the buy our own present? Saves gasoline and trying to match prices of gifts.

Had the opportunity to attend a Kiwanis meeting this week. What an active organization. I think sometimes we do not realize how much good this organization does for our youth and others. They have just completed their Thanks-giving dinner activity. I do not know how many dinners were given this year and I expect the number is given in this week’s paper. This is a lot more pleasant to read about this type of an activity than seeing a meth lab was busted in our county on the front page of the Times Leader. On the other hand, this bust is good news but another type of good news.

I said there wasn’t much to write about during the holidays and I find the Winter Sports Preview in the Beacon. What a good job. I think the students who write the sports for the high school teams do an excellent job. I also thought the letters to the editor written by students about the groundbreaking were also excellent. I remember one letter that ended, “We all got back on the bus and went back to school.” How could you be more honest. I thought they all should receive an A grade.

Just think in a few days we will say goodbye to 2010; what does 2011 hold? I wonder?

Think about: Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places. Poor turkey!

Church doors are still open.

 

Woodsfield Kiwanians, Key Club members and volunteers came together on Thanksgiving Day to make the holiday a happy occasion for those who would not usually have a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Shown preparing the meals for delivery are, from left: Kyle Przelenski, Ruth Workman and Ed Paulus; back: Aaron Harper and Dan Lollathin, who has bags of meals in hand ready for delivery.

220 Thanksgiving Meals Delivered

It’s a community project that provides delicious Thanksgiving dinners to local residents who are elderly, shut-in and in need.  Woodsfield Kiwanians, Key Club members and volunteers gathered to prepare and deliver the meals.

Along with Kiwanis Club members, corporate members included: Woodsfield Riesbeck’s Market, Weber’s Pharmacy, Citizens National Bank and Monroe County Care Center.

Members of Woodsfield Kiwanis, Key Club and volunteers gathered on Thanksgiving Day to prepare and deliver 220 dinners to residents who would not normally have a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Shown are, from left, front: volunteers, Caitlyn Northcraft, Logan Knowlton; second row: volunteers, Brittany Paulus and Michael Paulus; Key Club members, Dylan Brown, Laken Zwick; volunteer Nicole Gallagher; third row: volunteer Kyle Przelenski, Kiwanian Pandora Neuhart, volunteers, Kris Atkinson, Jeannie Dixon, Brenda Stalder, Valerie Northcraft, Kara Watters; fourth row: Kiwanians Rusty Atkinson, Ruth Workman, Karen Binford, Nikki Baker; volunteers, Pam Claus and Libby Horner; Kiwanians, Dick Yoss, Bill Moore; volunteers, Cindy Schumacher, Adam Atkinson; back: Kiwanians, Ed Paulus, Bruce Watters, Mark Forni, Roger Claus, Don Pollock; and volunteers, Aaron Harper and Noah Atkinson.      Photos by M.artha Ackerman 

 

Sardis Tour of Homes Dec. 2, 5-8

The Sardis Light Committee will be having a Christmas Tour of Homes on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 5-8 p.m.  

Tickets may be purchased that evening beginning at 4 p.m. at the future site of the Sardis Library, the former union hall. 

Those participating in the Tour of Homes are: Brandi and Josh Hobbs, Teri and Dennis Ritchie, Renee and Alan Blough, Valerie and David Fisher, the Sardis United Methodist Church; along with the following businesses: Home Comforts, Old Barn, Marv's Place and Judy's V&L Ceramics.  Due to circumstances beyond her control, the home of Mary Ash and Mary's Little Lamb will not be featured this year.

There will also be a bake sale at the new library and many opportunities to win door prizes.  

Sardis Elementary School will also be having a craft show with many different vendors that evening.  Visitors are invited to come and have a wonderful evening in Sardis to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season!

 

Our Readers Write

Dear Editor,

As I sit and think about Christmas and shopping this year I was thinking about what happened to me last year and wanted to share it with you.

Last year for Black Friday I got all the newspapers and looked for all the great deals and made my list and got up at 3:30 a.m. to be at Wal-Mart in Marietta at 5 a.m. for the great deals!

I stood in line for a TV for almost one hour and was the first person in line to not get a TV. I then went for the other great deals and all were gone, so I left Wal-Mart with nothing. I then made two other quick stops and after long lines and not finding what I wanted and was back in Woodsfield by 9:30 a.m.

I went to Modern Hardware and got a better TV for the same price as Wal-Mart, I then went to Ace Hardware and got two remote controlled cars for a super low price, I then went to Rite Aid to get some things I needed and ended at Pamida finishing up some things on my list and was back home by noon.

What did I learn from this? That you can and should shop locally, not only do you not have to drive one hour to get there, you can sleep in five hours longer and get all the great deals locally and support our local merchants and keep the money in our county. This year I have a whole different game plan and will make my Black Friday plans for Monroe County

Sincerely,
Ruth Workman, Woodsfield

Dear Editor,

On Nov. 1 my school and Skyvue school went to the groundbreaking of the new school. At first we had to get on a bus to go. When we first got there we had to wait a bit because the other buses were not there yet.

Then the band played the National Anthem and after that we said a prayer with Mrs. Anderson. After we did that someone gave Mr. Elliott an American flag.

Then I was looking around at the golden shovels, machines and the birds were there looking around as well. We had a lot of speeches too. Some of the people that made a speech told us how long people have been waiting for a new school.

Some people have been waiting 30 years. I don’t know about you but I think that is a long time. But the most touching speech was from Mr. Circosta. He said he went to a football game and one of the teams football semi said, “This isn’t a dream anymore, it is reality” and then he started to tear up.

Finally, about when we were ready to go the band played more songs which was the War Chant and Fight Song.

Then we will be back later maybe for the grand opening.

W.E.S Sixth grade,

Cheyenne Wagner

 

Dear Editor,

I was excited about Nov. 1 because I was kind of scared because I didn’t know what was going on there. 

It seemed so cool though because we weren’t crowded like we usually were on the bus. It was really crowded in one seat. It was Chad Alleman, Neilie Dimmerling and I. On the way back Neilie Dimmerling, Mackenzie Allen and Kayleigh Chambers, Sydnee Hartley and I, Davee Ridgeway all sang Old McDonald Had A Farm on the way back to school. 

Circosta did a chant spelling Redskins. Jerry Calder waited 40 years for this to happen. When he started he was 21, now he is 61. My dad, Mark Griffith, went to this school when he was a boy. Mrs. Anderson said a prayer.

Sincerely, Davee Ridgeway

 

Dear Editor,

On Nov. 1 the groundbreaking event was held. I still can’t believe that we might have a new school in 2012. That seems like a long time, but I think that the time will pass by quickly. Everyone who made this happen I want to thank you.

There were so many people there. The site was humungus. It was very  cold but I and very many students, teachers and construction workers thought it was worth it. 

The veterans gave the American flag to Larry Elliott. Mrs. Anderson said a prayer. After that everyone that was supposed to speak spoke but Jay Circosta was the one who really made everyone realize this is no longer a dream; this is reality. When he said it, he teared up. 

By then it was time for the cheerleaders to come out. He was caught up in the moment he started to cheer R-E-D-S-K-I-N-S for the elementary school and N-O-L-E-S for the high school. Then the band played the fight song and the war chant. 

After that the cheerleaders did a cheer or two but the last cheer was really fun for everyone. They did a rah with K-12 graders. Finally we all got back on the bus and had cookies and punch when we got back to the school.

Sincerely, Elizabeth Rutter

 

Dear Editor,

On Nov. 1, the whole school went to the groundbreaking ceremony. 

Some people had long speeches and some people had short ones. When they had finished their speeches the band played music. The cheerleaders cheered.

Then 13 different people broke ground by digging the first holes which meant they can start building our new school.

The most touching speech was Mr. Circosta because he talked about a football team that finally went to the play-offs and some one had on a semi, it’s not a dream no more, then Circosta started to cry.

Sincerely, Sarah Capps

Dear Editor,

This letter is in response to the letter sent into the Monroe County Beacon and The Times Leader regarding the bank robbers by Sasha Lawson. I would like to comment on some of her statements regarding the family and the crime.

First, no one ever said that my family was the victims of this situation nor have we ever minimized the bank employees situation, I wish them luck.

Yes, it was and still is a terrible crime. And yes, the ones who did it are men, no one ever said they were boys. Also if you feel it is a slap to the community because the family supports and love my nephew, AJ, well too bad. 

I nor my family will hang our heads. I support him, not the crime; two totally different things! Also, has no one in this community ever made a mistake? I don’t even think you want to go there. My nephew has and still is taking responsibility for what he has done. No one is making excuses for this or making light of the situation except for the ignorant comments and jokes made on Facebook. To me those are the ones who should be chastised for making fun of this situation. At least my family never made jokes about it but other people of the community did.

Also stealing is stealing and to the ones who stole the letters “AJ” off the sign at “The Bar”, you are no better than he is. Now you make an excuse. Oh and by the way; if you thought you got away with it, think again. We have the make and color of your vehicle, license number and your face on video. So if you thought it was funny, think again. Stealing is stealing!

Drugs can make a person do things that they would never think of doing (not making excuses, just stating a fact) but to those who set there right beside of AJ and did them with him and supplied them to him, you are no better than he is, so get off your pedestal and look at the facts before you criticize us, and what if it was your family member, what would you do? And don’t say “Oh it would never happen to me” because we never thought it would happen to us. Mistakes happen. So who made you judge and jury? Oh right, but this is such a tight community.

My parents and my sister and her family have always been a part of and supported this community and they don’t deserve any of your criticism. Hate the crime and not the person. Maybe as a community you need to band together to get drugs off the streets.

Every occupation has its risks and everyday I wish this had never happened and I do feel bad for the bank employees and wish them well, but there is nothing that we can do to change it. We would if we could. So if you are angry that is understandable, we are too, we don’t agree with what was done, I still support the community but I will also support my family and AJ. And if this is wrong, well too bad. You support yours don’t you?

I would also like to thank everyone who has supported us and AJ during this tragic event. Thanks for the phone calls and the well wishes that you have given to my parents, my sister and her family, AJ and my family.

Anita Straight
Belmont

 

 

 

 

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OBITUARIES   

EDITH PEBBLE BROOKS
Edith Pebble Brooks, 86, Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, died Nov. 17, 2010 at the center. She was born May 13, 1924 near Arnoldsburg, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ira and Martha Marks Parsons.

She was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.

Surviving are three daughters, Margie Davis of Bethesda, Thelma Sindelar of Woodsfield, Connie Lindell of Lewisville; a son, Leonard Leroy Scarbro of Rinard Mills; three sisters, Maple Chubb of Parkersburg, W.Va., Goldie Britton of Caldwell, Ernestine Browning of Faulk, Ark., several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Jean Carpenter, Loretta Scarbro; four sons, Daiton, Lester, Everett, Chester Scarbro; five brothers and six sisters.

Friends were received Nov. 20 until time of service at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Pastor Greg Fish officiating. Burial followed in the Salem Cemetery, Lower Salem. 

BETTY J. KINDALL
Betty Jane Kindall, 78, 601 Woodland Court, Woodsfield, died Nov. 23, 2010 at Barnesville Hospital. She was born April 25, 1932 near New Matamoras, a daughter of the late Merle and Mabel Wright Joy.

She was a retired custodian at the former Woodsfield High School, a Baptist by faith, a member of the O.A.P.S.E. and a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Women’s Auxiliary, Woodsfield.

Surviving are three daughters, Polly (Bob) Perry of Cambridge, Debby Davis of Woodsfield, Cathy (Andrew) Vinskovich of Woodsfield; two sons, John (Lorah) Shapley of Woodsfield, Patrick (Rita) Shapley of Woodsfield; two brothers, Robert Joy of Sarahsville, Roger Joy of New Matamoras; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren on the way.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, George Joy; a sister, Dottie Theobald, and an infant sister, Clara Joy.

At Betty’s request, there will be no visitation. Inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family at the Antioch Cemetery.

Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.

Charles E. Christman 
Charles E. Christman, 70, Woodsfield, died Nov. 23, 2010 at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 11, 1940 in Woodsfield, a son of the late Roy and Dorothy Beardmore Christman.

He was the co-owner of Christman Supply in Woods-field and a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Rosalie Thomas Christ-man of Woodsfield; a daughter, Melissa Christman of Woodsfield; two brothers, Paul Roger (Lucille) Christman of Woodsfield, Mark (Kelly) Christman of Woodsfield; two sisters, Betty (David) Young of Loudonville, Mary (Kerry) Hartline of Cameron; three grandchildren, Taylor, Christian and Colt Wilson; a brother-in-law, Raymond Petty of Woodsfield.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Matt Christman; and a sister, Hazel Petty.

Fiends were received Nov. 26 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services were held Nov. 27, with Rev. Frank Lehosky officiating. Burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Condolences can be expressed at www.bauerturner.com.

Elizabeth E. Brooks 
Elizabeth E. Brooks, 88, Woodsfield, died Nov. 24, 2010 a the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield. She was born July 8, 1922 in Ozark, a daughter of the late Albert and Lucy Burkhart Haren.

She was a retired business representative for the Ohio Bell/AT&T. A Catholic by faith, she attended St. Sylvester Catholic Church where she was a Eucharistic minister and PSR Teacher. She was also a member of the Catholic Women’s Club, Saint Vincent DePaul Society, Saint Francis Society, Purgatorial Society, Prayer Network, and the Telephone Pioneers.

Surviving are a son, Tom (Joan Secrest) Kirkland of Woodsfield; daughter-in-law, Shirley (Carlo) Kirkland of Reynoldsburg; nine grandchildren, Jackie and Stacey Kirkland of Woodsfield, Mike (Kim) Kirkland of Reynolds-burg, Rob Kirkland of Rey-noldsburg, Stephanie (Albert) Novena of Lancaster, Steve (Anne) Kirkland of Hudson, Bryan (Suzy) Kirkland of Chicago, Sarah (Matt) Tippie of Lewisville and Dustin Kirkland of Woodsfield; 12 great-grandchildren, Denise, Chelsea and Faith Kirkland, Ethan and Haley Novena, Alana, Jackie and Cassandra Kirkland, Ellie, Lucy, Claire Kirkland and Carson Kirkland.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Donavan (Don) Kirkland; a second husband, Lawrence (Hefty) Brooks; two sisters, Lucille Elliott and Bernadine Ford; a brother, Claude Haren; two sons, James and his wife Marie (Mehler) Kirkland, John (Mac) Kirkland.

Friends were received Nov. 28 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 29 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Vigil services were held Nov. 28 at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.bauerturner.com. 

NORMA M. MEHL
Norma M. Mehl, 94, Massillon, died Nov. 28, 2010 at Pleasant Lake Villa in Parma. She was born March 13, 1916 in Barnesville, a daughter of the late Bryan and Lula Wood.

She moved to Massillon in 1942 and worked at Stark Dry Goods and in the cafeteria at Washington High School. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School, the Order of Eastern Star and the A.A.R.P. 

Surviving are her granddaughter, Stacy Marlene Renzenbrink and her fiance Donovan Beck of Parma; three great-grandchildren, Mike Renzenbrink, Amber Beck and Austin Beck; a son-in-law, Vaughn (Sonja) Renzenbrink; niece, Marcia (Rod) Smith; nephew, M. Eugene (Peggy) Huffman; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra Mehl; and a daughter, Shirley Marlene Renzenbrink.

Friends were received Dec. 1 an hour before funeral services  at 1 p.m., at the Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home, with Rev. Leslie Peine officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.  

Jack D. Keylor 
Jack D. Keylor, 66, Woodsfield, passed away suddenly Nov. 27, 2010. He was born April 25, 1944, a son of Florence Miller Keylor of Woodsfield and the late Harold “Cricket” Keylor.

He was an active member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church and faith community. He was employed by Murray Trucking as a terminal manager in New Martinsville, W.Va., as well as the Director of Terminal Development. Previous employers that utilized his talents were Ormet, Chem Haulers, Green’s Cartage, Ace Doran Trucking, PGT Trucking as well as various other companies.

He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force and is  veteran of the Vietnam War.

Being involved with the Woodsfield High School Alumni Association gave him much joy. He was known to them as the ‘other Elvis’. Singing and performing came naturally to him. All who knew him will remember his sense of humor and larger than life personality.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Donna J. Slowey Keylor; three children proudly called him Dad, Michele (Tom) Denbow of Gallipolis, Mary Ann (Scott) Whalin of Orleans, Ind., and Matthew Keylor of Woodsfield; nine grandchildren, Andy, Casey, Samantha and Nick Denbow, Victoria, Jenna and Zeke Whalin and Gabriel and Eli Keylor. He entertained them well with silliness, teasing and great big hugs; brother, Harold “Butch” Keylor and wife Cheryl reside in Dyer, Ind. with their two sons, Christopher and Collin.

Visitation to celebrate Jack’s life was held Nov. 30 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Mass of Christian burial will be held Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik officiating. Burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield. Vigil services were held Nov. 30 at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at:
www.bauerturner.com

William R. Gregory 
William R. Gregory, 77, Paden City, W.Va., died Nov. 27, 2010 at home. He was born Oct. 23, 1933 in Patton, Pa.

He was a retired electrician from Tyler Board of Education; past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler of the Sistersville Elks, member of Paden City American Legion Post No. 86, an avid gardener and reader, large supporter of the Paden City Wildcats and River Pilots, founding member of the Paden City Little League; he loved his family dearly and was a Catholic by faith.

Surviving are a son, William Gregory of Paden City; five daughters, Jo Anna Filliez of New Martinsville, Susan (Dave) Cosper of Paden City, Carolyn (Michael) Flannery of Hannibal, Debbie (Jim) Allen, Amy (Eric) Weber, both of Paden City; two brothers, Jack (Rose Marie) Manley of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Joe (Pat) Manley of Spokane, WA; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rex (Shirley) Lapp of Middlebourne, W.Va.; 14 grandchildren, Jamie (Jeremy) Byers, Jessica Filliez, David (Anna) Cosper, Wes Cosper, Joey and Lauren Flannery, Mike, P.J. Craig and Marcus Allen and E.J. and Hope Weber; three great-grandchildren, Ashylnn, Kyle and Brayden and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Gregory in 2004; mother, Anna Kehrer Manley; maternal grandparents who raised him and whom he affectionately called Mom and Dad, Wm “Utica” and Helen Kehrer; brother, Charles Gregory; step-parents, Jack and Ethel Manley; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edwin and Elmina Lapp; and an infant grandson.

Friends were received Nov. 28 at Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home, Paden City, then received until time of service Nov. 29, with Rev. Colleen Griffith officiating. Burial was at Paden Memorial Gardens, Paden City.

The Honor Guard of Sistersville, Paden City and New Martinsville conducted full military graveside rites.

Memorial contributions may be made in William’s name to Paden City Library, 1145 fourth Ave., Paden City, WV 26159 or Journey Hospice, 214 S. Wells St., Sistersville, WV 26175.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to:

www.jarvisfuneralhomes.com