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Page 6—651” iBnrabuntas Grimes—February 18, 2021 @httuaries Sandie Greathouse Sandie Lee Greathouse, 72, of Bartow, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 , at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. Born October 5, 1948, in Elkins, she was a daughter of the late Oakland and Virginia Delcie Vandevender Lam— bert. Sandie was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dewayne Oak- land Lambert and William Oakland Lambert. She is survived by her hus- band, Tommy Greathouse; daughters, Penny Lynn Greathouse, and husband, Frankie Varner, and Sheila M. Good, and husband, Lee, of Durbin; son, Tommy Oak- land Greathouse, of Bartow; grandchildren, Jessica Acos- ta, and husband, Nelson, of Bartow, Samantha Parrott, and companion, Erik, of Florida, Daniel Good, and wife, Ashley, Steven Good and Cu ’ D ui Ulll , gilgutg‘gqggfivfillui vgf Mario, Eva, Lluvia, Christo- pher, Mike, Wyatt, Ryan, Thomas, Abby, Lindsey and Kayden; siblings, Lucille Mallow, and husband, Del— mar, Pam Ober, and hus- band, Terry, and Patricia DeHaven, and husband, David, all of Frank, Roger Lambert, and wife, Teresa, of Florida, Terry Lambert, and wife, Crissy, of Beverly, Wanda Greathouse, and hus- band, Donald, and Danny Lambert, and wife, Sally, all of Durbin, Dale Lambert, and wife, Nita, of Bartow; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held BBSt, from page 2 undergrad. I’m able to flex my science skills and my cultural outreach skills — that’s why I really like it.” Before the pandemic, Culp was teaching environmental education in Alabama, but once schools switched to vir— tual learning, she sought a new position. “I was just trying to find a position in my field,” she said. “I studied natural re- sources in college, so it seemed like serving as an AmeriCorps for the Forest Service would be the perfect sort of leg up that I would need to get a job in this field.” While their work has been hindered by the pandemic, the trio continues to find ways to serve the Forest Service and the communities they were assigned. “A large part of my posi- tion is to go into the schools and work with school kids, and that’s been severely compromised,” Derringer admitted. “I haven’t really done much at all, unfortu- nately. I did get permission from the Forest Service, AFN HA and Marlinton Mid- dle School to, hopefully, go in to teach some lessons — with huge precautions — now that school is back to in-per— Saturday, February 13,2021, at Wallace and Wallace Fu- neral Home in Arbovale with Pastor William Vandevender officiating. Burial was in the Arbovale Annex Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the fam- ily requests that memorial contributions be made in Sandie’s memory to Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared at Wallaceand WallaceFH.com Mary Murray Mary Elizabeth Lane Mur— ray, age 80, of Buckeye, died Thursday, February 11, 2021, at Brier Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Ron- ceverte. ‘ Born February 26, 1940, at Mill Point, she was a daugh- ter of the late James and Rose Blake Lane. Mary was a nurse’s aide at Denmar and had worked in housekeeping at Snowshoe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death bv ray; daughter, Janice; broth- ers, Edward, Ralph, William, John Henry, James and Floyd Lane. She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte Burgess, and husband, Wayne, of Patrick Springs, Virginia; sons, Clarence Junior Mur— ray, and wife, Bonnie, of Buckeye, Johnny Murray, and wife, Kathy, of Coving- ton, Virginia, Louis Murray, and companion, Judy Ryder, of Warm Springs, Virginia, Roger Murray, and compan- ion, Kathy Lemmert, of Frostburg, Maryland, and Curtis Murray, and wife Gail, of Hillsboro; sister, son.” Derringer has been able to focus on a research project she will present as part of her final project at the end of her volunteer term. She also plans to stay in Marlinton for another year as an Ameri— Corps. Scraftorsils ,f9<=,u.s is.9.n the, trails within't'he forestfiShe'is‘ currently working on trail— head signs and hopes to get out to the trails when warmer weather arrives. I was supposed to work with volunteer groups on the tread work on the trails,” she said. “Hopefully we still can.” The Mon Forest Towns partnership has Culp work— ing with four towns in three counties which requires her to be on Zoom meetings most of the time. “I work specifically with the southern towns, so Rich- wood, Marlinton, White Sul- phur Springs and Cowen,” Nancy Oscar, of Hillsboro; nine grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; and a friend she thought of as a daughter, Debra Melvin. Graveside service was held Sunday, February 14, 2021, at Ruckman Cemetery in Buckeye with Pastor Tim Scott officiating. Arrangements were han- dled by VanReenen Funeral Home. Judie Hatfield Judie Lusk Hatfield, 77, of Thursday, February 11, 2021, at CAMC Memorial in Charleston. Born May 17, 1943, in Al- goma Hollow Coal Camp in McDowell County, she was a daughter of the late Emmer Theodore Lusk and Irene Zelma Hall Lusk Anderson. Judie was a very friendly and loving person, and she had a special touch for every person who came into her life. She would help anyone she could. She was a Mother-figure to everyone she met. Judie worked for home health at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, and she she said. “The majority of my life right now takes place over Zoom. I’m definitely bummed that I can’t do a lot of actual community out- reach.” Regardless of how Culp is working with the communi- ties, she is seeing some progress being madewith, the partnership, which is a way for towns within the Mon Forest to rebrand and attract even more visitors with their connections to the forest. “It’s been great,” she said. “I think we’ve had a lot of recent movement with the partnership, and I’ve been able to see all of that occur. It’s been really great and re— ‘warding.” Culp hopes to be able to do more outreach in the communities and schools later this year — if social dis- tancing guidelines allow. “1 want to do environmen- tal education outreach,” she Compare apples to apples. Check prices before you buy. REMEMBER, JESUS LOVES YOU! A funeral home is no place to make hasty decisions. QFUNERAL HOME AND CREMATlON SERVICES Locally owned and operated We transfer pro-arrangements made with other funeral homes. Call us, come by any time or contact us at our website. Douglas “Doug” Lantz, L.I.C. 16792 Seneca Trail, Buckeye www.1antzfur1eralhome.com 304-799-4171 BO OST YOUR IMMUNITY Stay on the wellness track, naturally! 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She is survived by her daughter, Sheri Darlene A1— derrnan, and husband, Larry, of Beaver Creek; son, Anson “Pete” Denver Hatfield Jr., . of Marlinton; sister, Peggy Lee Lusk Belcher, and hus— band, Thurman, of Prince- ton; brother, Ronnie Joe Lusk, and wife, JoAnn, of Bluefield; sisters-in—law, Imogene Lambert, of Orange Park, Florida, and Linda Hat- , fnnr grandchildren, Steven Simp- son, and wife, Ashley, of Denmar, Cheryl Simpson, of Neola, J anessa Kay Bell, and husband, John, and Anson “Bubby” Denver Hatfield III, all of Marlinton; six great- granddaughters, Erika Simpson, Kassidy Vance, Madison Simpson, Natalie Simpson, Kenley Vance and Broklyn Simpson; and one great-grandson, Jacob Bell. In keeping with Judie’s wishes, the body will be cre- mated and there will be no service. Online condolences may be made at Lantzfuneral home.com n1..-..m11; said. “I would love to be able to go into the schools and do some teaching. 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