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illll/llllll Area obituaries Lozie Ellen Couch Departed this life, Lozie Ellen Couch, Sunday, February 1, Kingsport, Tennessee in the 73 rd year of her age. Born at Couch Hill in St. Paul, Lozie was the youngest child of Henry Floyd and Maude Witt Couch. She was a 1953 graduate of St. Paul High School where she was Valedictorian of ,her class. That same year she moved to Kingsport, Tennessee to begin a career with Kingsport Press, lasting until her retirement in 1997. i In addition to her parents, Lozie was preceded in death by brothers Romie, Dule, Jack and Floyd; and sisters Dolly, Agnes and Freida. She is survived by one sister, Cosby Cox, Castlewood and one sister-in-law, Edith Couch, Dungannon. She is also survived ;:ii iili i by several nieces and nephews who cherish her memory. She will especially be remembered for her loving care of her sister, Freida, during her long illness. John Alfred Babb John Alfred Babb, 51, Castlewood, died Monday, February 2 in Russell County Medical Center, Lebanon. Born in Suffolk, he was the "son of the late Andrew and Mary Cecil Babb. Survivors include his widow, Gail Jones Babb; two step daughters, Jennifer Lynn Gebert, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and Janelle Helene Gebert, St. Augustine, Florida; one step son, Jordan Lee Gebert, St. Augustine, Florida; sister, Vicki Bush and husband, Billy, St. Augustine, Florida; one half brother, Jessee Rydell, St. Augustine, Florida; several nieces and nephews. Due to Mr. Babb's wishes, his body will be cremated. Castlewood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. L John Dee Foster, 66, St. Paul, tied Tuesday, February 3. Born in Wise County, he was the son of the late Charles and Rosa Foster. Survivors include one bro- ther, Charles R. Foster and wife, Audrey, St. Paul; one nephew, Chuck Foster and wife, Sherri, St. Paul; one niece, Melissa Slemp and husband, Chad, Castlewood; two great nephews, Austin Slemp and Dylan Slemp. A Celebration of Life Ser- John Dee Foster vice was held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 5 in St. Paul Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Trent officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Charles R. Foster, 15939 Bull Run Road, St. Paul, Virginia 24283. Online con- dolences may be sent to the family through our web site at rn. Castlewood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Minister - Dwane Cooper Minister - Dwane Cooper, 58, Wakenva, died on Saturday, February 7 at his home m Wakenva. Born in Wakenva, he was the son of the late Motch and Daffine Holifield Cooper. He Was a member of the Buffalo Creek Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the Dickenson County Freewill Baptist Church Conference. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a very hard worker and was a self employed logger for 25 years. Survivors include his widow, Merle "Sammie" Rasnick Co- oper; children, William and Mandy Cooper, Martin Town, Jessica and Ronnie Jason McCowan, Wakenva and Kath- ryne and David Woody, Weber City; four grandchildren, Alora Trent, Lee McCowan, William Rafe and Gabriel Phillip; one unborn granddaughter; host of many friends. Services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 11 in the Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood with Pastor Robbie Bailey and Pastor Wayne Keith officiating. Inter- ment followed in Trammel Gap Community Cemetery, Trammel Gap. Pallbearers were family and friends. Honorary pal!' bearers were Gilmer Martin, Ray Counts, Clyde CorneR, Troy Holifield, Ardie Phillips and Hyder Kiser. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Buffalo Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Nora. Online con- dolences may be sent to the family through our web site at m. Castlewood Funeral Home. Castlewood, was in charge of arrangements. Wilma Clarice Hall Wilma Clarice Hall, 51, St. Paul, died Sunday, February 8 at her home. Born in Dante, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Mary Edith Lyttle Fields. She was a member of Reed's Valley Community Church. Survivors include her hus: band, Claude H. Hall; one daughter, Angela C. Wright and husband, Billy, Castlewood; one son, Jeffery Todd Hall, of the home; three sisters, Brenda Neil and husband, Roger, Newport News, Wanda Hale and husband, Bill, St, Paul, and Louise Conley and husband, Avery, St. Paul; two brothers, Ernest Fields and wife, Sherry, St. Paul and David Fields and wife, Renee, Castle- wood; two granddaughters, Angel Hill and Jacqueline Wright; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services and interment was conducted at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 11 in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood with Rev. Con Edwards and Rev. Thomas McReynolds officiating. Pallbearers were Billy Wright, Ethan Fields, Larry Herndon, Avery Conley, Bill Hale and Billy Joe Hale. Honorary pallbearers were Grady Hurd,Jr. and Jeff Chafin. On line condolences may be sent to the family through our web site at m Castlewood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Russell County Public Library is pleased to host local author Linda Hudson Hoagland. Hoagland will sign copies of her newest work, An Awfully Lonely Place, on Saturday, February 14 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Lebanon Library. An Awfully Local author Linda Hoagland at Russell County Public Library Lonely Place, Hoagland's second novel is a mystery set in fictional Richard County, in Southwest Virginia. Copies will be available at the signing. For more information, please contact Katie Britt, at (276) 889- 8044. LINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, February 12, 2009 Page 3 Church and related activities calendar APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE-Wor- ship Thursdays 7 p.m., Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Hwy 65 (Mew Road). 276-467- 1700. Pastor, Bryan K. Hall. ARK OF FAITH CHURCH-Sunday School, 10 &m., Worship, 11 &m.; Thursday, 7!30 .p.m. Youth Group.: from Dungannon Rd. (Rt. 65) to Rt. 684, drive 1 1/2 miles. Peggy Porter is pastor. BEAR WALLOW FREEWILL BAP- TIST-Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday worship, 11 &m. & 6 p.m.; Wed. prayer servuce, 7 pm. Pastors are J. T. Hartsock and Joe Bailey. BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday worship services--10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Pastor, Richard Minton, Youth Minis- ter. Everette Minton. BOND TOWN CHURCH-Coburn. Sunday School 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday. BRICK BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday School 10 &m., morning worship 11 am., Youth Meeting, 6 p.m. Rev. Lester Ferguson. BUFFALO HOLINESS CHURCH HOUSE OF REDEMPTION-Services Saturday, 7 p.m., Thursday Bible Study, 7 v.m. Pastor. Vernon Scarberrv. BtlFFALO HOLINESS CHURCH HOUSE OF REDEMPTION SING- ING-A singing will be at 7:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month. All singers welcome. Pastor, Vernon Scarberry. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH- Gravel Lick. Sunday School 10 am., Worship 11 am., Sunday night 6:30 p.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor, Leonard Fermison. CASTLE RUN COMMUNITY CHURCH-Sunday School 10 am., Sunday worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Bible Study Wednesday, 7 p.m. CASTLEWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-Worship 9:45 am., Sunday School, 11 am. 762-0569. CHERRY GROVE CHURCH-Dry Fork. Sunday School 10 am., Services at 11 am. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Rev. Marcus Meade. 276-395-3588. CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHE- CY-Sunday School 10 &m., Worship service 11 a.m., 7 p.m., Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. CHURCH OF MOST HIGH GOD, St. Paul, Sunday, 6 p.m.; Wednesday. 7 p.m.; Pastors Bro. Harold Mullins, Bro. Larry Powers. For information, call 762- 0909_ DELIVERANCE MINISTRY CHUR- CH, formerly known as Campbell Chapel, on Moccasin: Sunday School. 11 am. Sunday worship 6:15 p.m.: Wednesday worship, 7:15 p.m. Special Prayer Meeting first Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. DRY FORK FREEWILL BAPTIST- Sunday School, 10 am.; Sunday worship 11 &m., 6 p.m.; Bible Study Wed.. 6:30 p.m. Pastor, D. J. Couch. EMMANUEL CHAPEL-Castlewood. Sun-day services 11 &m, 7 p.m.; Wed, 7 p.m. The Rev. Myers Vicars. ERVIN CHAPEL FREEWILL BAP- TIST-Sunday School 10 &m., Sunday worship 11 &m. and 6 p.m., Wed. Bible PHILLIPS CHAPEL CHURCH-West Dante. Saturday worship, 7 p.m.; Sun- day School l0 a.m.; Sunday worship, 11 a.m.; Wed. Youth Service 6 p.m. Bible study, 7 p.m. Rev. Ed Slemp, pastor. PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST-Reeds Valley Road, Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m,, Sunday Worship 11 a.m, 6 p.m,; Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.. For information or 24 hour prayer, call 276-794-7754. REEDS VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m. worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Rev. Konn Edwards. RINGS CHAPEL CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m.,; Sunday worship I I a.m,; Sunday and Wednesday nights, 7 p.m. Pastor, Tom Anderson. RIVERSIDE BAPTIST-Sunday wor- ship & Children's Church, 11 &m., All welcome. Pastor, Rev. John Kiser. ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL-St Paul. Sunday worship 9 a.m.; Bible Study Wednesday, 10 a.m. ST. PAUL ASSEMBLY OF GOD - Sunday School 10 a.m,, Sunday worship 11 a.m: & 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Family Night (Adult Bible Study/ Prayer, Missionettes and Royal Ran- gers.) For information, call 762-7748. ST. PAUL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday School 10 &m., Sunday worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Monday-Ladies' Bible Class 6:30 p.m.; Wed.-Prayer meeting 6:30 p.m., Youth 6 p.m. Whetstone. Rev. Thomas Slemp, pastor. ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH-Sunday School 10 am., worship 11 a.m. The Rev. Harry Layell. ST. THERESE CATHOLIC-St Paul. Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m. Father Mike Herbert. STRAIGHT HOLLOW FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH-Dante. Sunday School 10 &m., worship 11 &m, 7 p.m. Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. WAYSIDE ASSEMBLY-St Paul. Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday School 10 &m., Sunday worship 6:15 p.m., Wed., 7 p.m. Pastor, Wallace Sexton. WELLS CHAPEL CHURCH-Vir- ginia City Hollow. Services Thursdays and Sundays at 6 pro Cal! 762-0838 for more information. WEST DANTE COMMUNITY CHURCH-Sunday services 10 a.m., 11 am., and 6 p.m. The Rev. Danny Meade, pastor. BREAD OF LIFE LIBRARY The Bread of Life Library, a non- denominational Christian Library, is 1.2 miles up the Honey Branch Road. Call 762-9645. FREE CLOTHES Full Gospel Revivals Church, Hansonville, will give free clothes and food to those who need them following the Wednesday 10 a.m. service. Atten- dance at the service is mandatory to receive clothes and food The church is beside Ken's Chrysler on Route 19. Call 889-1275 or 794-7477. AGLOW FELLOWSHIP The Women's Aglow Fellowship chap- ter in Lebanon meets third Mondays at 7 p.m. at Lebanon Community Fellow- Study 7 p.m. Fred Dingus is pastor, ship. For information, FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-Dante. -Wds' 889-1807. Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday wor- ship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Wed., 7 p.m. The pastor is Nathaniel Maggard. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-St. Paul. Sunday School, 9:45, Sunday worship I l &m., 6:30 p.m. Rev. Mike Moore. FIRST MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH-Dante. Sunday School l0 a.m., Sunday worship l l a.m, Wed. worship, 7 p.m. Rev. Leslie Dean, pastor. FORT GIBSON UNITED METHO- DIST CHURCH-Sunday School, 9 &m.; Worship l0 am. The Rev. Harry Layeli. FULL GOSPEL REVIVALS-Hanson- ville, services Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH- Huffrnan Hollow, Mill Creek Road, Lebanon. Sunday School 10 am,, wor- ship, 11 am. and 6 p.m. Wed. Youth Night 7 p.m. Pastor, Don Bush. HAMLIN BAPTIST CHURCH-Cas- tlewood; Sunday School 10 &m., Sun- day worship 11 am. & 6 p.m; Wednes- day Bible Study, 7 p.m. HIGHPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH-Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship, 11 am., 6 p.m. HOUSE OF PRAYER-Sunday 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Rt. 65, Castlewood. Pastor, Lawrence Hollyfield. HOUSE OF THE LORD-Little Jerusa- lem, Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m. and 6 pm.; Thursday worship 7 p.m. Rev. Teddy G. Phillips. .MARY MARTIN MEMORIAL CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 am. 762-0569 MILLS CHAPEL FREEWILL BAP- TIST CHURCH-Castlewood; Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m., Bible Study and Youth League Wed., 7 p.m. Pastor, Mike Patrick. MORNING STAR FULL GOSPEL CHURCH-Castlewood. Sunday School 10 &m.; Worship 11 a.m, 6 p.m; Wednesday, 7 p.m. 276-762-7812. Pastor Woody Scott. MT, ZION COMMUNITY APOSTO- LIC- Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Hazel Mountain. For more information, call 276-495-8611. Pastor, Bryan K. Hall. NEW CASTLEWOOD BAPTIST- Sunday School, 10 am., Sunday wor- ship ! 1 a.m., 6 p.m,; Wed. Bible study, 7 p.m. OAK GROVE UNITED METHO- DIST CHURCH-2nd & 4th Sundays, morning worship 10; church school 11. Hansonville. THE PASSION PLACE-Castlewood. Worship Sunday 10 &m, 6 p.m. Wednesday Family Bible Study (classes for all ages) 7 p.m.; Thursday Passion Heart Youth 7 p.m.; Friday Men's Bible Study 7 p.m. For information, call 276- 762-5483. call Debbie FOOD BANK First Baptist Church, St. Paull operates a Food Bank Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. at the church. All in need of food are welcome. CLOTHES CLOSET The Women On Mission at First Baptist Church, St. Paul, open a Clothes CIot Tuesdays from 9-11. Anyone in need of clothing is welcome. .FOOD DISTRIBUTION Morning Star Full Gospel Church will distribute food to the needy at the church from 9-11 a.m. on fourth Saturdays at the church in Castlewood. GOSPEL SINGING A Gospel Singing will be held at 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month at The Celebration Center, 16607 Broad Street, St. Paul Everyune is welcome. Admission is free. East KY Tyme at Country Cabin The Country Cabin, located in Norton on The Crooked Road Music Trail will feature East KY Tyme on Saturday, February 14. Admission for the night is $5 for adults (12 and older) and $1 for children 2-11. Each Saturday night, from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, live bluegrass music from the best in local bands is featured. Dancing includes clogging, two-step, free- style, broom dances and cake walks. Local musicians are welcome to play halftime breaks. The Country Cabin is located one and one-half miles west of Norton (between Norton arid Appalachia). Watch for signs. Events at the Country Cabin are sponsored by Appalachian Traditions, Inc., a non-profit organization. No alcohol is permitted. For more information, call 276-679-3541. ST. PAUL PETITIONS... Town of St. Paul "The mayor and town council of the Town of St. Paul wish to express their opposition to the location of this center. Our pri- mary concerns are listed below: "1) The location's proximity to our water intake creates a possible toxic threat to the drinking water for the town. "2) Probable traffic conges- tion on and off the main highway "3) General contamination of the area, odor, rodents, deposit- ed and decayed animals. "4) Contamination of the Clinch River, which is a protected scenic river and the home of endangered species such as the mussels and the Clinch River darter. "5) The possibility of con- taminated rainwater runoff from deposited air conditioners, refri- gerators, batteries and other ap- pliances and equipment contain- ing oils, acids or Freon. \\;We have continued to en- courage tourism and newcomers to our area. This trash center being located on a main throughway to the St. Paul/ Castlewood area would be de- vastating to these efforts. Furthermore, this location is detrimental both environmen- tally and aesthetically to the Russell County residents living in the immediate area. "We strongly urge each of you to consider a location that is NOT so near private homes, a main highway, and especially the Clinch River. We would appreciate your consideration of the dangers involved in establ ishing this trash center at this location." In addition, Town Council member Blake Whitenack ori February directed a letter to th6 Russell Supervisors. White; nack's letter is quoted below: "My name is Blake White nack and 1 live...Jn St. Paul i Virginia. I am a member of the Wise County Industrial Deve lopment Authority, the St. Paul Industrial Development Autho rity and the St. Paul Towti Council. Iwould like to expres my opposition to this location for a trash center .... "Wise County, Russell Coun, ty and the Town of St. Paul are experiencing a period of great industrial growth, commercial and residential development and hopefully a new adventure into the rewards of tourism in o area. Placing a trash center on the main four-lane highwa3t between Russell and Wis County and within approximate; ly 100 yards of the town limits and within approximately 30G 400 yards upstream from the main intake for the town's water supply from the Clinch River is not a wise thing to do... "We have the best coopera-; tive relationship between the. Town of St. Paul, Castlewood Russell County and Wise Coun; ty that we have ever experienced in the 50 years that I HAVE LIVED IN St. Paul. I respect2 fully implore you to reconsider -and do the right thing and refrain from building this trash center on this locatton. 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