A small (8 pounds), black (with a few white hairs on her chest) shih tzu named Emily was lost near the Gilmer County Recreation Center on Saturday (May 18, 2013). If found, please call (304) 695-2769.
Bradley R. Adams, age 73, of New Concord, Ohio departed this life Friday, May 17, at the OSU Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.
He was born January 12, 1940 in Troy, West Virginia and was a son of the late Denzel and Josephine Reed Adams. He retired as a truck driver for Detroit Diesel, Byesville, OH.
He is survived by his wife, Anita L. Patterson Adams, whom he married July 11, 1959; daughter, Shanda (Perry) Burt of Cambridge, Ohio; son, John Adams (Cindy Boylan) of Canton, Ohio; sister Jackie (Ed) Broome of Glenville, West Virginia; brothers Edward “Bud” (Connie) Adams of Weston, West Virginia; Gary “Sam” (Jeanette) Adams of Cedarville, West Virginia; James “Jim” (Karen) Adams of New Concord, Ohio; sister-in-law, Sharon Adams Hall of Weston, West Virginia; brother-in-law, Bill (Ryta) Patterson of Heath, Ohio; grandson, Raymond Burt of Cambridge, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
A brother, Roger “Skeet” Adams is deceased.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 22nd at Ellyson Mortuary in Glenville from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at noon with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial will follow in the Troy I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Bradley R. Adams with arrangements.
To the citizens of Glenville:
I have been honored to serve as Mayor of Glenville for the past four years. I have, however, decided not to seek a third term.
For four years, you have generously granted me opportunities to play a role in the progress of our community. The opportunities have been exhilarating, occasionally exhausting, and always dedicated to shaping a community for the future. We have come together for memorable community celebrations—National Night Out, the Back to School Bash, and Halloween events. Together we have witnessed the success of the City Square on Main Street and welcomed a modernized Police Department with two K-9 units.
As you go to the polls on June 11th, I urge you to cast your ballot for a candidate of unquestioned integrity, unimpeachable ethics, an unassailable work record, forward-thinking views, and just plain honesty. I hope my successor will continue to advance the progress of a community I love.
I thank you all for four years that I will always treasure.
Mayor Tashua Allman-Duval
City of Glenville
On Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. the Town of Sand Fork will dedicate the first two granite plaques honoring veterans from the Sand Fork area and Gilmer County who have previously or are currently serving their country. The dedication will take place at the Sand Fork Town Hall. The first plaques will list 52 names each, but all names submitted to date will be read and honored at the ceremony. Additional plaques will be installed as they are filled. Names may still be submitted to be added the plaques. Everyone is invited to attend this ceremony.
Questions? Contact Council Members Sue Edwards or Judy Jones.
May is recognized across the country as National Foster Care Month, a time to honor America’s foster families. Foster parents play a critical role in the treatment and development of disadvantaged youth through their nurturing and mentoring.
There are over 4,000 youth in out-of-home care in the state of West Virginia. Nationally, there are more than half a million children and youth in the United States foster care system. Foster families provide a primary source of love, identity, self-esteem and support, which is the very foundation of our communities and families. National Foster Care Month raises public awareness in our communities of the children in foster care and the need for foster families.
The National Youth Advocate Program, West Virginia acknowledges and extends thanks and appreciation to all foster parents for the love, care, generosity, and commitment they provide to the foster youth of West Virginia. Foster parents connect youth to communities, safely reunites children with their families, provides permanency for youth through adoption, all which impact young lives forever. Foster parents offer youth hope for successful futures which change a lifetime for youth in need.
There truly is an urgent need for people to change a lifetime for a youth in foster care and make a lasting impression in the life of a young person. Discover Foster Parenting! For information about foster parenting or the National Youth Advocate Program, please call NYAP at 1-800-836-9894 or visit our website at www.nyap.org. NYAP office sites in West Virginia include: Fairmont, Wheeling, Martinsburg, and Parkersburg.
Kyle L. Emerson, age 81 of Coxs Mill, West Virginia, departed this life at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013 in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following an extended illness.
He was born November 30, 1931 in Gilmer County, a son of the late Racy and Rita Langford Emerson.
Kyle was a graduate of Troy High School Class of 1948; a graduate of Glenville State College in 1978 and did master’s degree work through Marshall University.
A 27-year military veteran, his career began in 1948 when he began serving in the Army Air Force. He was security services during the Korean Conflict and also served in Vietnam as a radio code expert. At the time of his retirement he was writing the security history of the U.S. Air Force.
After his retirement he was co-owner of the Gilmer Guardian and was a former editor of the Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder. He was librarian for several years for the Gilmer County Public Library.
He loved to fish, hunt, bird watch, do genealogy and was a writer and poet.
Kyle was first married to Jean Cox Emerson who preceded him in death on December 9, 1991 and was currently married to Anna Emerson of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
There are six children: Kathleen Kimble of Glenville; Richard Emerson and wife Celeste of Laurel, Maryland; Constance Gray and husband Willard of Coxs Mill; Charles Emerson of Coxs Mill; Patricia Bailey and husband Everett of Coxs Mill and Renita Benson and husband Neal of Glenville.
Three step-children survive: Brenda Gray and husband Bruce of St. Peters, Missouri; Richard Lister and wife Joan of St. Peters, Missouri; and Judi Smith and husband Roy of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Thirteen grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and seven step-great grandchildren survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013 with Rev. Dwight Goff officiating. Burial will follow in the Horn Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Coxs Mill. Friends may call at the Mortuary from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Kyle L. Emerson with arrangements.
EXPLORING MARCELLUS SHALE
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Gilmer Public Library
An informative, educational program that examines the what, how, where, and why of Marcellus Shale hydraulic fracturing. The basic science behind the process is explored as many sides of the issue are considered: the environmental to the economic from a neutral position.