The 38th annual Fairview Homecoming was held on June 29, 2014 at the church pavilion on Location Road, St. George. Following a picnic a brief business meeting was held for the maintenance of the two Fairview cemeteries.
President Wendy Hebb Nedrow led the group in a moment of silence to remember those who passed away since last year’s meeting. They included Dearl Bohon who died on Dec. 28, 2013. Dearl was a faithful supporter of the cemetery fund organization. He donated the first $100 toward the purchase of a flagpole for the Upper cemetery. That flagpole has been placed there in his memory.
Ralph and Winnifred White Gatto died on March 2, 2014 in a house fire. They both attended faithfully and won the prize for being the oldest attending the homecoming in past years. Winnifred served as president of the organization and was a committee member for several years. She was also instrumental in getting the organization started in 1976.
Elmo Wiles died on August 4, 2013 and is buried in the Upper cemetery. The Wiles family has generously donated land for cemetery use. They will all be greatly missed and remain in our hearts forever.
New officers were elected to serve 3-year terms, which expire in June 2017. The results were: Scott Hebb, President; Mark Burns, Vice-President; Bonnie Hebb Knotts, Secretary/Treasurer; and Committee members, Beth Lee Streets, Greg Sigley and Allen Hebb.
Wendy handed out prizes to the Oldest man attending, Ray Wotring of Parsons who was 80 years old on July 9; Oldest Woman attending, Marijane Martin, 87 years old on April 17; Youngest Boy, six month old, Lazarus Hebb, son of Zach and Jennifer Hebb of Pennrose, NC. Lazarus was born Dec. 7, 2013. The Youngest Girl attending was 11 month old, Alleigh Lipscomb daughter of Red and Jennifer Lipscomb. Alleigh was born on July 12, 2013. The prize for the family traveling the farthest for the Homecoming went to Robert and Robin Hebb from Hendersonville, NC. Wendy purchased and donated prizes consisting of WV monopoly game, WV playing cards, Mt. State honey, made in Parsons, WV bird books and bird seed bells, WV elderberry jelly, and WV coloring and story books.
Those attending or sending donations for mowing the cemeteries included Dana and Sharoon Reed, Allen, Tammy and Tyler Hebb, Lindsey Knotts, Toby and Amber Hebb, Ben and Pat Foster, Marijane Martin, Randy and Kim Hartman, Kyra Stiles, Mary Lee, Bob and Lorena Hebb, Scott, Cindee and Coty Campbell, Gary, Wendy, Nick and Kaylee Nedrow, Nick and Delores Nine, Steve, Karen, Logan and Wesley Burns, Lydia Mullenex, Travis T. Hebb, Butch and Kenanette Burns, Ralph and Narel Hebb, Greg and Crystal Sigley, Fred and Brenda Jones, Vera Knotts, Carroll Roy, Mike Roy, Scott, Marcy, Alissa and Brooklee Hebb, Mark, Stephanie, Samantha, Tanner and Laney Burns, Jonathan Blamble, Kenny Ott Helmick, Cristy Boggs, Josh and Stephanie Feathers, Delvin Knotts, Ray Wotring, Steve and Bonnie Knotts, William and Penny Kelly and the Bohon/Cassidy reunion group all of West Virginia, Larry Canan, Rev. and Mrs. Carroll Harvey, David and Baylee Canan of Maryland, Regina Canan Sandberg of Kentucky, Zach and Jennifer Hebb and children, Robert and Robin Hebb, and Zoe Hebb of North Carolina, Dawn Thorne of Pennsylvania, and Donna Fritz of Westminster, MD.
Next year’s Homecoming meeting which is kept on the last Sunday in June, will be on June 28, 2015.