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Area obituaries Judy Belcher Vandiver , Judy Belcher Vandiver, 49, Coehnrn, died Sunday, August 8 at her home. Born December 20, 1960 in Tazewell County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Dollie Ball Belcher. Judy was an employee of the Southwest Vir- ginia Legal Aid Society and Client Centered Legal Services. She was also a bonafide member and secretary of Deliverance Ministries. i In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, James Leonar Belcher, Charlie Junior Belcher, Clarence Gene Belcher and • ¢illie Belcher; and two sisters, Betty Lou Belcher and Ann R. Belcher. z: Survivors include her dan- ghter, Amanda Gail Belcher, Coeburn; her son, John Wesley and his wife, Tracy, Whitesburg, KY; her stepchild- then, Melissa Belcher and her husband, Michael, Joseph A. Vandiver, William Lee_(Mikey) Farmer and Jennifer (Ding) Katherine Farmer; one sister, Bonnie Herndon and husband, Doug; four brothers, Marvin and wife Gladys, James and wife Wanda, Daniel Belcher and Donnie Belcher, all of North Carolina; her special aunt, Marie Pruitt, Cedar Bluff; also several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her second family who are the children and grand- children of the late William (Bill) and Pauline Bradley and by her special friends and co- workers at Southwest VA Legal Aid and Client Centered Legal Services. Services were conducted at 2 pm Wednesday, August 11 in the Combs Funeral Service Cha- pel with the Rev. David Wolfe officiating. Burial followed in Ketron Memorial Gardens in Lebanon. Friends and family served as pallbearers. Combs Tuneral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, Virginia 24266,. phone (276) 889-4444 was m charge of arrangements. John Litton dies at 89 ',:. John Winfield Litton, 89," Norton, beloved husband, father mad grandfather, died Sunday,, August 1. He was born in Lee County but had lived most of his rife in Norton. He was a graduate 0f Norton High School and Vir- ginia Military Institute. Upon graduation in 1943, he was in- ducted into the Army where he served as a lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers. After be. ing severely wounded in ac- following the invasion of Southern France in 1944, he was a'4varded the Purple Heart. From 1.945 to 1948, he was employed by the State Highway Depart- ment in Richmond. He then k'~umed to this area where he "w.orked in the engineering class- e s; offered at the then Clinch Valley College, and he was their ~st baseball coach. He was a lifetime member of the Norton United Methodist Church, hav- ing served his church as Sunday School teacher, choir member (for over 50 years) and a mem- ber of the administrative board. He was a member of the Na- tional and Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, the Con- sulting Engineers Council of Vir- ginia, and the American Institute of Mining Engineers. In 1970, he and his partner, Bill Thompson, received the Distinguished Ser- vice Award from the Virginia Society of Professional Engin- In 1992, Mr. Litton was awarded an honorary Doc- torate of Public Service degree Tennessee Wesleyan Col- for work he had done for school. John (often. called Sonny), was thought of by many a~a gentleman in every sense of th~ word and he knew the true mganing of being gracious and kin~l. He will be greatly missed his family, friends, church He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. Litton Sr. and ~lizabeth Donaldson Conner Litton; sisters, Mary Jane Litton Youell and Nancy John Litton and brothers, Alexander Frank Litton and Dr. Charles Conner Litton. Survivors are his wife of 60 years, Georgia Lee Strength Lit- ton; two daughters, Betsy Litton Cadwell and husband Greg of Lexington, KY, Sallie Litton Graham and husband Charles, Norton; four grandchildren, John Litton Cadwell, William Cad- well, Emily Graham and Bonnie Graham; several nieces and nephews Services were conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel ~ with Dr. Tom Renfro and Rev. Ken Taylor officiating. Entombment was at 1 t a.m. Thursday at Powell Val- ley Memorial Gardens Maus- oleum with military graveside rites conducted by the Virginia National Guard Funeral Honors Team and local veterans groups. The family requests that expres- sions of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to the Norton United Methodist Chur- ch, P.O. Box 76, Norton, VA 24273 in Mr. Litton's memory. Online condolences may be made by visiting Breakfast Buffet iSaturday, September 11 8:00 to 11:00 am Child ages 4 to 12 years Child 3 years and under *Price includes drink S~int Paul United Methodist Church Cprner of Rte 63N (Wise St) & Fifth St. One Price for all you care to eat! kdult $6.50* $3.00* Free* MENU utter Jellies/Apple Butter Sausage Gravy Sausage Links/Patties Bacon Country Ham Scrambled Eggs Potatoes Obrien Hash Brown Casserole Fried Sweet Potatoes Buttermilk Pancakes Blueberry Pancakes Syrup Maple - regular Maple - sugar free Fresh Seasonal Fruit Homemade Desserts Including: Cake Apple Dumplings Drinks: Coffee, Milk, Juices and Soft Drinks relat d:cUNeH VALLEYTIMES'-S-t" Pa-ul-'VA'-Th--ursday'Au-gust 12:2_0!0 Page5 Church and e , "The Princeton Review": King activities calendar is "A Best in Southeast" college ANCHOR OF HOPE TABERNACLE-)qU[VERSIDE B~Sunday wor-' For the seventh consecutive~ applause for the individual at- West Dante, Worship Sundays at 7 p.m. ship & Children's Church, 11 eLm.; All year, King College has been tendon we provide each stu- and Singing first Saturdays every month welcome. Pastor, Rev. John Kiser. selected as one of the best colic- dent." at 7 p.m. Cleophas Mullins is pastor. All ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL-St. Paul. are welcome. Sunday worship 9 a.m.; ~ible Study ges in the Southeast, according For this project, "The Prince- " APOS]rOLiC LIGHTIIOUSE-WOr- Wednesday, 10 a.m. ST. PAUL ASSEMBLY OF GOD - to the nationally known edu- ton Review" asks students at- ship Thursdays 7 p.m., Sundays, 6:30 Sunday School 10 eLm,, Sunday worship cation, services company, "The tending the schools to rate their p.m. Hwy 65 (Mew Road). 276-467- 11 elm. & 7 p.m.; Wednesdw, 7 p.m., Princeton Review." King is re- own schools on several issues- 1700. Pastor, Bryan K. Hall. Family Night (Adult B~ble Study/ ARK OF FAITH CHURCH-Sunday Prayer, Missionettes and Royal Ran- commended in the "Best in the from the accessibility of their School, 10 eLm., Worship, 11 elm.; gets.) For information, call 762-774~. Southeast" section of its website professors to quality of the cam- Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Youth Group.; ST. PAUL FREEWILL BAPTIST from Dungannon Rd. (Rt. 65) to Rt. CHURCH-Sunday School 10 elm., feature, "2011 Best Colleges: pus food-and answer questions 684, drive 1 1/2 miles. Peggy Porter is pastor. Sunday worship 11 &m. 2E 6 p.m.; Region by Region," that posted about themselves, their fellow BEAR WALLOW CHURCH-Sunday Wednewday-Prayer meeting at 6:30 School, 10 a.m., Sunday worship,-11 p.m., Whetstone. Rev. Cotil Jesse~ August 2, 2010, on Princeton students and their campus life. elm. & 6 p:m.; Wed. prayer servuce, 7 sT.Past°r'PAUL UNITED METHODIST Comments form surveyed stu- pm. The pastorisJoeBailey. CHURCH-Sunday School 10 am, "We're pleased to recom- dents are quoted in the school BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday worship 11 a.m. The Rev. Httrry Layell. mend King College to users of profiles on "The Princeton Re- worship services- 11 elm.., Pastor, Richard 'Minton. Wednesday night, 7 ST. THERESE CATHOLIC-St. Paul. Sunday Mass 8:30 elm. Fath= Mik, Our site as one of the best view" site. Student comments in p.m., with Terry Amey. Herbert. schools to earn their undergrad the profile on King College say BOND TOWN CHURCH-Coeburn. STRAIGHT HOLLOW FREEVtrlLL Sunday School 10 eLm.; worship, 11 BAPTIST CHt~CH-Dante; Sunday degree," said Robert Franck, that the small school atmospbere eLm. and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. School 10 a.m.,worship 11 elm, 7 p.m. Princeton Reviews senior vice "provides for amazing interac- Wednesday. BRICK BAPTIST CHURCH-Sunday Wednesday prayerservice7p.m, president of publishing. "We tion." Students also describe WAYSIDE ASSEMBLY-St. Paul. School 10 a.m., morning worship 11 Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday School 10 chose it and the other terrific King's professors as "excellent elm., Youth Meeting, 6 p.m. Rev. Lester elm., Sunday worship 6:15 p.m., Wed., institutions we name as "regio- and always willing to help. F . 7 p.m. Pastor, Wallace Sexton. B~ F~ALO HOLINESS CHURCH WELLS CHAPEL CHURCH-Vir- hal best' colleges mainly for HOUSE OF REDEMPTION-Stnviees ginia City Hollow. Services Thursdays their excellent academic pro- Wise County Saturday, 7 p.m., Thursday Bible Study, and Sundays at 6 p.m. Call 762-0838 7 p.m. Pastor, Vernon Scerberry. for more information, grams. From several hundred BUFFALO HOLINESS CHURCH WEST DANTE COMMUNITY schools in each region, we nat'- Sheriff's Renort HOUSE OF REDEMPTION SING- CHURCH-Sunday services 10 a.m., l l ING-A siliging will be at 7:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month. All singers &m., and 6 p.m. The Rev. Danny rowed our list based on The Wise County Sheriff's welcome. Pastor, Vernon Scarberry. Meade, pastor, institutional data we collected Office reports the following BREAD OF LIFE LIBRARY CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH- The Bread of Life Library, a non- directly from the schools, our activities for the period of Gravel Lick. Sunday School 10 eLm., denominational Christian Library, is 1.2, visits to schools over the years, 07/26/2010 through 08/04/2010. Worship 11 &m., Sunday night 6:30 miles up the Honey Branch Road. Call* and also take into account what total of 1,217 calls for this seven- p.m. Prayer meetingWednesday, 7 p.m. Wise Central Dispatch received a Pastor, Leonard Ferguson. 762-9645. CASTLE RUN COMMUNITY FREE CLOTHES students at the schools reported day period. Of the total calls CHURCH-Apostolic Faith services, Full Gospel Revivals Church, to us about their campus received 297 were dispatched to Sunday at 10 eLm. end 6 p.m. and Hansonville, will give free clothes and Wednesday, 7 p.m.the Pastor is Rev. food to those who need them following experiences on our 80-question the Sheriff's Office. Total JohnR. Byrd. Cal1762-2278. the Wednesday 10 Lm. se~iceT~,tt~-~ student survey for this project, number of Domestic calls for this CASTLEWOOD PRESBYTERIAN dance at the service is mandatory to The colleges "The Princeton period was 16. Criminal Process CHURCH-Worship 9:45 eLm., Sunday receive clothes and food. The church is for the same period served 54 School, 11 a.m. 762-0569. . beside Ken's Chrysler on Route 19. Call Review" chose for its "best in Felony Warrants, 67 Misde- CHERRY GROVE CHURCH-Dry 889-1275 or794-7477, the Southeast" designations are meanor Warrants, 1 DUI Arrest Fork. Sunday School 10 a.m., Services FOOD BANK at 11 elm. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Rev. First Baptist Church, St. Paul, operatas located in 12 states: Alabama, and worked 3 Traffic Accident. Marcus Meade. 276-395-3588. a Food Bank Tuesdays from 9-11 elm.. Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Civil process for this period CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHE- at the church. All in need of food are CY-Sunday School 10 eLm., Worship welcome. Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississip- served 456 Civil Papers. During service 11 elm., 7 p.m., Wed. Bible~ CLOTHES CLOSET pi, North Carolina, South Caro- this seven-day period 23 Study7 p.m. The Women On Mission at First additional Criminal Investi- CHURCH OF MOST HIGH GOD, Baptist Church, St. Paul, open a Clothes" lina,, Tennessee, Virginia and gations were initiated and 5 were p.m.;St" Paul,PastorSUndaY,Bro.6 JosephP'm'; WednesdaY,Duma. For7 needCI°Setof ciothingTUesdaysisfr°mwelcome.9"ll" Anyone in' West Virginia. cleared by arrest. The Sheriff's information, call 762-0909 or 676- FOOD DIS RIBUTION "We're delighted to be Office provided 190 man-hours 0622.. Morning Star Full Gospel Church will counted among those colleges of Court Room Security for the CLEVELAND UNITED METHO- distribute food to the needy at the, honored by 'The Princeton three courts and the courthouse. DIST CHURcH-Cleveland, Sunday church from 9-11 &m. on fourth The Sheriff's Office tran- '.Wedneeday Bib!e studyschooll0 elm., worshiP7 p.m.llprimary.e'rn" GOSPEL SINGINGSaturdays at the church in Castlewood" Review'," said LeAnn Hughes, sported 0 adult in state, 3 adult lay-speaker is Gary Crum, Ph.D., 276T A GospeJ Singing will be held at 7 King's vice president of mar- out of state, 9 mental patient, and 393-3522. p.m. the first Friday of each .month at k~eting and development. "The 7 juveniles for a total of 19 DELIVERANCE MINISTRY CHUR- The Celebration Center, 16607 Broad CH, formerly known as Campbell " Street, St. Paul. Eve[yoneiswelcom¢. survey is mainly foeused on the" transports, involving 67.75 hours. Chapel, on Moccasin. Sunday School, Admission is free. quality of a school's academic The Sheriff's Office unlocked 11 elm. Sunday worship 6:15 p.m.; GOSPEL MUSIC-Tbe Clinch River programs, but also takes into 4 vehicles and escorted 7 funeral Wednesday worship, 7:15 p.m. Special Gospel Jamboree and Open Prayer Meeting first Tuesdays at 7:15 Microphone, third Sundays of each account student satisfaction and during this seven-day period. p.m. month (February through October), 3 the opinion of independent II PAWS meets every third, I~, DRY FORK FREEWILL BAPTIST- p.m., at Cleveland United Methodist Sunday School, 10 elm.; Sunday' Church, Cleveland. Admission is free. advisers. Our inclusion is an ac- ~1 Thursday of the month, 6~t~I Host: G-my Cram, Ph.D., 276-393-3522 colade for our overall mission of :l~ pm at the Oxbow Center.,=11 worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Bible Study or Wed., 6:30 p.m. Pastor, D. J. Conch ............ • ..... academic excellence, as well as '-' EMMANUEL CHAPELA2astlewood. Sun-dayservices ll eLm, 7 p.m.; Wed, Bible Study 'p.m. TheRev. MycrsVicars. 7th DANTE REUNION , ERVIN CHAPEL FREEWILL BAP- TIST-Sunday School 10 elm., Sunday Thursday nights worship 11 eLm. and6p.m., Wed. Bible. Saturday, Aug. 14 10 am , Study 7 p.m. Fred Dingus is pastor. . There will be Bible Study ' FIRST ASSEMBLY OF CdDD-Dante. each Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. (across from the post office in Dante) Sunday School, 10 a.m., Sunday wor- ship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Wed., 7. at the Pickin' Parlor located on vendors with t-shirts, quilts, gl p.m. ThcpastorisNathani©lMaggard. Quarry Road in Castlewood. ass FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-St Paul.! Starting on August 5 studywill r--.onaintinn, food vendors and Sunday School, 9:.45, Sunday worship be the book of Revelation. 11 elm., 6:30 p.m. Rev. Mike Moore. FIRST Mr. CALVARY BAPTIST' Teacher is Jessie Jones. Everyone entertainment 'CItURCH-Dant¢. Sunday worship 11 welcome. For more int'ormation eLm.,LeslieSecondDean, past=.and fourth Sundays, Rev/ call 762-7963 or 762-5273. Everyone welcome! FORT GIBSON UNITED METEIO-i ..... ................. ' ......................................... DIST CHURCH-Sunday School, 9: elm.; Worship I0 a.m. The Rev. Harry) Layell. FULL GOSPEL REVIVALS-Hanson- ville, services Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m. GRACE BAPTISr CHURCH- Huffman Hollow, Mill Creek Road, Lebanon. Sunday School I0 elm,, wor- ship, 11 &m. and 6 p.m. Wed. Youth Night 7 p.m. Pastor,tI~MUIN RAllrI~TDOn BuSh.c111YRcH.Cas. *Carpentry tlewood; Sunday School lO a.m., Sun- day worship 11 elm. & 6 p.m; Wednes- day Bible Study, 7 p.m. *Welding HIGH]POINT COMMUNITY > CHURCH-Castlewood. Sunday School .:~ 10 elm., worship, l l ,m., 6 p.m. ~, *Electricity HOUSE OF PRAYER-Sunday 6 p.m., ..r. Thursday 7 p.m. Rt. 65, Casflewood. ~:).~i! Pastor, Lawrence Hollylield. HOUSE OFTItE LORD-Little Jerusa- " *HVAC lem, Casflewood. Sunday School 10 ~.,,