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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, August 10, 2017 Page 3 Area obituaries... Church and related activities ROBERT "ROB" MORRIS SALYER Robert "Rob" Morris Salyer, 54, of Abingdon & Meadowview, VA went to be with the Lord on August 4th, 2017 after a long & courageous battle with cancer. He was born August 20th, 1962 in St. Paul, Virginia to the late Bobby and Cynthia Salyer. Rob graduated from St. Paul High School in 1980, and attended the Citadel in Charleston, SC before graduating from Radford University. He taught thousands of children over his tenure of almost 28 years in the Washington County Public School sys- tem, serving as a P.E. teacher at Rhea Valley and Watauga Elementary schools, and was also a professor at Virginia Highlands Community College. As everyone who knew him could attest, Rob was passionate about every- thing he did in life. He spent several years painstakingly restoring his home, Edmondson Hall, to its 1856 grandeur and suc- cessfully had it added to the National Historical Registry. Thousands of school cl~tfi~r~ ~wdr 'aJ~ to visit this home during the Living History Event that he founded for the school system and which was an annual event for over 20 years. He owned several businesses throughout the years including his current pri- vate fitness training facili- ty, "The Barn" in Meadowview, VA and through his efforts, scores of people were able to improve their health and well-being. Rob was a devoted member of the his- torical reenactment com- munity' both locally and nationally. His work as a reenactor landed him a role in the film "Gods and Generals." He was an active member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. His most recent accom- plishment was the long- awaited publishing of his historical Civil War book, "The Myth of Virtue: Histories' Lies of the Civil War". Rob was a giant man, with a giant heart and giant dreams. He never met a person he wouldn't stay to talk to and he never judged a man- or woman for any- thing other than their char- acter. He brought a sense of wisdom and humor to all, and he never tried to take himself too seriously. His battle with cancer was done the same way he dealt with his entire life - with all of his spirit and soul. He was a presence in the community and an inspira- tion to so many who will always remember him like the Southern Gentlemen that he so admired. His grace, wisdom, integrity, wit, & strength will live on while his soul soars with the angels above. Rob is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Amy Stiltner Salyer and stepson Alex Johnson of Abingdon, VA; his brother KeVin Durr Salyer of Gray, TN; his sis- ter Haley Elizabeth Salyer Perez and husband Ruben of Bristow, Virginia; nieces and nephew, Emma, Lauren, and Ryan Stiltner of Grundy, VA, Ada Ireland Perez, Eleanor Salyer Perez, and Vivian Morris Perez all of Bristow, VA. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. at Frost Funeral Home. Services will be held Wednesday, August 9th at 11:00 a.m. in the Frost Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Allen Jesse officiating. Interment will follow at Temple Hill Cemetery in Castlewood, VA where he will be laid to rest beside his parents and ancestors in the Salyer family plot. Online condolences may be expressed at www.frostfuneralhome.co m FROST FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES,ABINGDON, IS HONORED TO SERVE THE SALYER FAMILY. GARY LEESMITH '{ Gary Lee Smith, 76, of Castlewood, VA, suc- cumbed to cancer on July 10, 2017 in his daughter's home in Minnesota, sur- rounded with love as he left us to go be with Jesus. Born in 1941 in Castlewood, VA, he was the son of the late Carson & Beulah Smith. He was preceded in death by his sisters Charlotte Glovier and Helena Huff, brother Gerald Smith and step-dad Weldon "Slim" Hum. Gary is survived by his daughters Teresa Smith and Penny (Tom) Baldwin, Sister Eunice "Tommie" Zellner, brother Randolph Smith and beloved sister- in-law and friend Edna Smith, granddaughters Monica Parrish whom Gary helped raise, MichelleBarrett, Chasitie & Felecia Gabbard, grand- sons Michael & Frederick Sky Lee Gabbard, 8 great- grandchildren and numer- ous nieces & nephews. Gary will be forever loved and remembered. He loved his family and ani- mals, riding motorcycles, guns, laughing, music, dancing, bargain hunting, collecting, and sharing funny stories. Gary's life will be cele- brated at a memorial ser- vice at Calvary Baptist Church in Castlewood, VA on Saturday, August 19th at 1:00 pm with Reverend Leonard Ferguson officiat- ing and Eddie Shelton singing gospel. Family will proceed to the family cemetery to commit his ashes. ATTEND CHURCH THIS calendar of upcoming events CHURCH OF MOST HIGH GOD August ser- vices. Services at 6 pm. Sundays, August 13 Greg Jacobs; 20 Cody Jackson; 27 Buddy Harding. Wednesdays, August 9 Eddie Turner; 16 Shawn Dupuie; 23 Eddie Allen; 30 Eddie Turner. STANDING ADAMS CHAPEL- Dickensonville, Sunday Service 10 am; Sunday night 6 p.m.; Tuesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Eddie Tumer. BEAR WALLOW CHURCH-Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday worship, 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wed. prayer service, 7 p.m. The pastor is Marvin Dockery. BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday worship services- 11a.m., Pastor Richard Minton. Wednesday night, 7 p.m. with Terry Arney. BOND TOWN CHURCH-Coeburn. Sunday School 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m., and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday. BRICK BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday School 10 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m., Youth Meeting, 6 p.m. Pastor is Rev. Jim Anderson. BUFFALO HOLINESS CHURCH -Services Saturday, 7 p.m. and Thursday 7 p.m. Pastor, Elmo Warner. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH-Gravel Lick, Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Sunday night 6:30 p.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor, Leonard Ferguson. CASTLERUN COM- MUNITY CHURCH ser- vices. Sunday School, 10 am; worship service 11 am; Sunday night 6 pm. Pastor Donald Tucker welcomes everyone. CASTLEWOOD PRES- BYTERIAN CHURCH- Worship 9:45 a.m., Sunday School, 11 a.m. 762-0569. CHERRY GROVE CHURCH-Dry Fork. Sunday School 10 a.m.., Services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Rev. Marcus Meade. 276-395-3588. CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY-Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship service 11 a.m., 7 p.m., Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. CLEVELAND UNIT- ED METHODIST CHURCH-Clevekand, Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. DELIVERANCE MIN- ISTRY CHURCH, formerly known as Campbell Chapel, on Moccasin. Sunday School, 11 a.m. 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 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m., 7 p.m.; Bible Study Wed., 7 p.m. Pastor, D.J. Couch. EMMANUEL CHAPEL-Castlewood. Sunday services 11 a.m., 7 p.m.; Wed, 7 p.m. The Rev. Myers Vicars. ERVIN CHAPEL FREEWILL BAPTIST- Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. Bill Crawford is pastor. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-Dante Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Wed., 7 p.m. The pas- tors are Jerry and Nedra Estep. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-St. Paul. Sunday School, 9:45; Sunday wor- ship 11 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Rev. Mike Moore. FIRST MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH- Dante. Sunday worship 11 a.m., second and fourth Sundays, Interim Pastor Roy Mabry. FORT GIBSON UNIT- ED METHODIST CHURCH-Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m. The Rev. Harry Layell. FULL GOSPEL REVIVALS-Hansonville, services Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH Castlewood, Rt. 58. Pastor Lanny Powers. Sunday School 10 am; ser- vice 11 am; Sunday night 7 pm; Wednesday night 7 pm. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH-Huffman Hollow, Mill Creek Road, Lebanon, Sunday School 10 a.m.; worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wed. Youth Night 7 p.m. Pastor Don Bush. GRASSY CREEK BAP- TIST/METHODIST, Route 71 between Dickensonville and Nickelsville. HAMLIN BAPTIST CHURCH-Castlewood; Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m; Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Pastor Dr. Joseph Fuller. HIGHPOINT COMMU- NITY CHURCH- Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m. HIGH TOWER MIN- ISTRY, St. Paul. Sunday School 10 am; Worship ser- vice 11 am; Evening service 6 pm; Wednesday service 6:30 pm, Youth Group Wednesday 6:30 pm Pastor Ernie Addington. HOUSE OF PRAYER- Sunday 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Rt. 65, Castlewood. Pastor, Lawrence Hollyfield. HOUSE OF THE LORD-Little Jerusalem, Castlewood. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Thursday wor- ship7 p.m. Rev. Teddy G. Phillips. LAKEVIEW BAP- TIST/METHODIST, " On Lakeview Dr. off Rte 71 near Dickensonville. MARY MARTIN MEMORIAL CHURCH- Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m. 762-0569. MILLS CHAPEL FREEWILL BAPTIST 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 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. 276-762-7812. Pastor, Woody Scott. MT. ZION COMMUNI- TY APOSTOLIC- Saturdays, 7 p.m. Hazel Mountain. For more infor- mation, call 276-495-8611. Pastor, Tommy J. Kiser. NEW CASTLEWOOD BAPTIST-Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Wed. Bible study 7 p.m. OAK GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH- 2nd & 4th Sundays, morn- ing worship 10; church school 11. Hansonville. PHILLIPS CHAPEL CHURCH-West Dante, Saturday worship, 7 p.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday worship, 11 a.m.; Wed. Youth Service 6 p.m. Bible study, 7 p.m. Rev. Randy Noonchester, 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 11 a.m.; Sunday and Wednesday nights, 7 p.m. Pastor, Tom Anderson. RIVERSIDE BAPTIST- Sunday School 10 am; Service 11 am; Evening service 6 pm; Thursday prayer 6 pm. All welcome. Pastor, Doyle Hobbs. ST. MARK'S EPISCO- PAL-St. Paul. Sunday wor- ship9 a.m.; Bible Study Wednesday, I0 a.m. ST. PAUL ASSEMBLY OF GOD-Sunday worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Family Night (Adult Bible Study/Prayer. For informa- tion, call 762-7748. ST. PAUL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH- Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday-Prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m., Whetstone.. Rev. Cecil Jessee, pastor. ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH- Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m. The Rev. Harry Layell. ST. THERESE CATHOLIC-St. Paul. Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m. Father Charles Ssebalamu. STRAIGHT HOLLOW FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH-Dante. Sunday School 10 a.m., worship 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. WEST DANTE COM- MUNITY CENTER -First Monday of every month, 6 pm. Call 276-495-7007. SULPHUR SPRINGS METHODIST, Dickensonville. Sunday AM/PM and Wed. PM ser- vices. T.R.A.S.H~ Ministry Service every Friday 7 pm; 2nd Sunday of the month 11 am; Youth Warriors 1 st and 3rd Saturday 7 pm. 3201 Dwina Road, Coeburn. FOOD, CLOTHING FOOD BANK First Baptist Church, St. Paul, operates a Food Bank and Clothes Closet Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. at the church. All in need of food and clothing are wel- come.Volunteers and dona- tions are needed. FOOD DISTRIBU- TION Roger E. Jessee Community Food Bank will distribute food to the needy from 9-11 a.m. on fourth Saturdays at the food bank on Hwy. 58 Castlewood. Volunteers and donations are needed. Neighbors Aid food and clothing distributed 9-12 every Thursday, Broad Street downtown St. Paul. contact Lillie Peter 276- 738-8427. Volunteers and donations are needed. - First Assembly of God, Dante will distribute food to the needy at the church on the last Saturday of each month. Call 495-1102 or 762-7503. FREE CLOTHES Full Gospel Revivals Church, Hansonville, will give free clothes and food to those who need them fol- lowing the Wednesday 10 a.m. service. Attendance 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. LILIES OF THE FIELD CLOTHING OUTREACH MINISTRy A clothing outreach of Rejoice Ministries located at 117 Rejoice Lane across from Temple Hill Cemetery in Castlewood will be giv- ing away clothing and accepting clothing dona- tions every third Saturday of the month from 9 am- noon. A variety of sizes for men, women and children will be available. If donat- ing, please bring only nice, clean clothing and shoes. For questions or more infor- mation, call Rejoice Ministries at 276.762:5700 or find us on facebook: Lilies of the Field Clothing Ministry. Fogleman Carpet Box 2048 Lebanon VA 24266 3957 Highway 19 276-889-5222 276-889-0716 VETERANS FOUGHT FOR OUR WAY OF LIFE. IT'S OUR DUTY TO FIGHT FOR THEIRS. Ameriea~s 2:? milhon veterans should get what they were oromised. 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