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(#1291)     Hi guys - I have been in Naples for 1 year - gona be here for 3 or 4 more. I was in Richwood in Aug - Visited Pete Trumean and Jack Rader - Where the heck are the rest of ya! Ha! HA! Drop me a note and catch up. Another e-mail - Rich2Italyhotmail.com Aloha
Richard Adams <richard.adamseu.navy.mil>
Naples, Italy - Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 14:51:21 (CDT)
The Richwood Radio Station WMNF (Monongahela National Forest) was built and opened in late 1957 by the Royal Broadcasting Company of Pikeville, KY - Art Gruenwald of Pikeville, Ky was the first Station Manager. Purchased by Mr & Mrs Gourtney Evans, Jan 1, 1960 changed to WVAR. The Evans appointed Jennings “Red” Arleigh Mullens a veteran radio man from station WRON in Ronceverte as Manager. Red was a local talent b. 4-1-1929 in Richwood s/o William Hensley Mullens and Edith Cox Mullens. Red came to the Richwood Radio Station in 1957; left Nov 1962 to return as announcer for WRON Ronceverte at one time he was with WSLW White Sulphur Springs. During the early years there was a William Abernathy of Tuscon, Arizona worked at the station. Red died 10-21-1996 in Fayette Co and is buried in Greenbrier Co. Red was also a member of the Rocky Mountain Gang Band that entertained around Richwood in the 1940’s-50’s.
Jan 1965 the station was sold by the Evans to a formed organization consisting of Carl Gainer, Larry Tucker, Ferrell Johnson
Millie Hammonds Stinnett <milliehammondsverizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Friday, October 15, 2010 at 22:06:32 (CDT)
jim nichols <wildnan2005aol.com>
tampa, fl USA - Friday, October 15, 2010 at 16:37:17 (CDT)
(#1288)    Response to David Moore. I believe Bill Mullins was a DJ back in the day. Not sure but I thought his dad was called Red Mullins. Maybe Bill had the same nickname. Who knows for sure.
Sid Faulkner <spfsrfyahoo.com>
USA - Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 15:13:23 (CDT)
(#1287)     Looking on comments for WVAR back in the day. I remember everyone called one of the announcers Bl abbernathy and there was Red Mullins. I worked there in 67 while in high school and have many fond memories of the place. The original call letters were WMNF back in the day and the sign off tune was When you come to the end of the day by Perry Como.
David Moore <rufussfrontiernet.net>
Lewiusburg, WV USA - Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 09:02:09 (CDT)
(#1286)     Hi! I grew up in Richwood and I'm one of Dora Grande's goddaughters. I'm trying to find out any information on her. Does anyone know of any of her family members that are still living?
Abby <MrsAbigailCarneygmail.com>
Hebron, KY USA - Saturday, October 09, 2010 at 12:53:04 (CDT)
(#1285)    I really like this site, in regards to the Morty frame family i knew them very well, they lived in new hope. Now for butch hinkle we were cousins, iris, zelma, patsy, linda, barbara sue are like sisters to me, we grew up very close, No lets no lets not forget wade, butch died this year 2010. Ila dambrosio
Ila DAmbrosio
nettie, WV USA - Saturday, October 02, 2010 at 14:31:02 (CDT)
(#1284)     I am not from Richwood WVA, but was there in the early 50's. Stayed with the Cummings family across the road from the old pulp mill. I was raised in what we called "Little Richwood Village" Plymouth NC from 1940 til going in the service in 1955. In reading some of the comments on your site, it is interesting that the street names we had in the village were the same as in Richwood W Va. I lived on Oakford ave, there was Park ave, Cranberry St, & Pine St. I knew every family in the village, Cunninghams, Maitlands, Dotsons, Esteps, Nash, Boyd, Hobbs, Ragland, Sloan, Corey, Hamilton, Johnson, Arrants, Painter, O'Dell, Brown, Tyre, Windom, Jefferson, Wolf, Kelly, Wheeler and there were a few other familes. I just wanted to mention the village in NC and a few of the West Virginia folks I grew up with.
Darrell "Doc" Holliday <diamondhranchaol.com>
Santan Valley, Az USA - Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 17:35:04 (CDT)
(#1283)     in answer to #1279 i believe the stanley cemetery is right across from dain school up on the hill.i havent been to it since i was a child.i heard it was all growed over with weeds and trees. i dought very much if any markers can be found.no caretaker.
phyllis lamp <jeanie1934sbcglobal.net>
canton, ohio USA - Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 09:33:09 (CDT)
(#1282)     Looking for Tony May Lopez she lived next to Holy family Church in fifities. Wonderful family. My sister was her best friend at that time and I would love to r connect them. Thank you in advance for any help. Carroll
Carroll Tyler Cooper <babbscoopercomcast.net>
Cape Coral, Fl USA - Friday, September 17, 2010 at 07:57:26 (CDT)
(#1281)     Has anyone heard if the class of 86 will have a twenty five year reunion. i will be home in a few weeks see you at the oakford
larry willis <larrywcolrich.com>
San Diego, ca USA - Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 09:18:00 (CDT)
(#1280)     Does anybody have the name and number of the guy who runs the mule train up into the Cranberry for fisherman. Thanks
Patrick Skeen <patskeenwvsuddenlink.net>
nitro, wv USA - Monday, September 13, 2010 at 09:12:28 (CDT)
(#1279)     I need help trying to locate my grandmothers grave site. I know she is buried in Stanley Cemetery, LaFrank WV. Her name is Phoebe Jane Friend. If you can direct me to anyone that might be of assistance, I would greatly appreciate your help. I have tried and no one seems to know where this is.
Charleston, SC - Tuesday, September 11, 2010 at 20:54:01 (CDT)
(#1278)     hi my name is cindy meadows daughter of ed and carolyn meadows. grand-daughter of chloe williams webb. and dennis williams and my brother danny meadows is buried on hinkle mountain also my grandmother and grandfathers are buried there. I went to the little white church up on that mountain. i loved spending summers down there i really liked the camp grounds. Is there anymore of my relatives still there.
cindy meadows <mamacindie525gmail.com>
baltimore, md USA - Tuesday, September 07, 2010 at 21:12:21 (CDT)
(#1277)     I was born & raised in Richwood and went to school at Richwood Grade School until the 7th grade. Went back not to long ago for their High School Renuion and it was really great seeing everyone that I knew in grade school and had hoped to see others, so sad to see what has happened to the town and the houses on the street I use to live on, it is true when they say you can't go home, it really isn't the same. Hope to here from old class friends. Great growing up in Richwood and I can still see my father cut hair.
LaNora Weiford Adams <ladaadamspeoplepc.com>
Wacissa, Fl USA - Saturday, September 04, 2010 at 14:43:47 (CDT)
(#1276)     hey doris! where do ou live now? sorry you dont have the interest to follow your fathers goal!
jim nichols <wildnan2005aol.com>
tampa, fl USA - Friday, September 03, 2010 at 20:10:55 (CDT)
(#1275)     I made it home for the 2010 homecoming. I saw alot of people I have not seen in many years. It was alot of fun. I think I might just come back next year
Danny Cook <cookdannyboyyahoo.com>
byhalia, ms USA - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 22:15:23 (CDT)
USA - Monday, August 30, 2010 at 16:50:17 (CDT)
VALDESE, N.C. USA - Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 21:19:18 (CDT)
(#1272)    Bill McSpadden I saw your picture here and wondered if you might remember me from the time you were in CA. Remember the waitress at Sambos on the corner of Katella and West across from Disneyland? If you happen to get back to this page, send me an e-mail, it would be nice to catch up. I also have a facebook account.
Shann Chastain <anorangeladyyahoo.com>
Orange, CA USA - Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 09:42:58 (CDT)
(#1271)    RHS Class of 63. Friday, September 24, 2010 at 6:00pm & Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 1:00pm Richwood Alumni Hall This is an informal "Medicare Reunion" that is FREE to all classmates and one guest of Richwood High School Class of 1963, Richwood, WV. Everyone is encouraged to bring an item for the SILENT AUCTION which will pay for this reunion. For details email Larry Losch at larry. losch@gmail.com
Karen Kessler <kesslerwvaol.com>
Rock Hill, SC USA - Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 19:56:27 (CDT)
(#1270)    #1248 I grew up on Riverside Dr in the 1950's & 60's and the Grande's lived 2 doors down from us. The last remaining was daughter Dora who is probably gone now also.
Karen Kessler Cottrill <kesslerwvaol.com>
Rock Hill, SC USA - Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 19:49:06 (CDT)
(#1269)    1265 Interesting commment about Luther Baker's book. My sister Dinah worked at the Newsleader in the late 60's. Where is the book available?
Mike Davis <ekimasilehotmail.com>
Durham, NC USA - Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 07:54:03 (CDT)
NORMAN JACKSON <wvanormaol.com>
NEWNAN, GA USA - Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 20:24:16 (CDT)
(#1267)     Richwood wv is still a great place! 3city parks, w/the cherry running thru, schools are good, people are unbeatable, weather is enjoyable, gardens still grow as do the children. I could go on and on I see wild life (birds, fish , mink, river otters, turtles, ducks, canadian geese, deer, one of my neighbors has a bear visiting his bird feeders (they can be destructive), I could go on and on. More another time.
ralph brown <rtbrownrichwoodwvfrontier.com>
Richwood, wv USA - Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 23:28:04 (CDT)
(#1266)    Hello Hi Everyone,
I am glad to see Richwood, WV. still exist. I hope all is well. It is mighty hot out here in Missouri. Would like to feel the nice cool breeze from the mountains. Miss You All! Mary Martin daughter of Charles and Clara Martin from New Hope, WV
Mary A Martin Brown <mab11692hotmail.com>
Farmington, MO USA - Monday, August 16, 2010 at 06:21:45 (CDT)
(#1265)    Hello I don't see it posted yet, but Luther Baker has a new book, nearly 400 pages, The News Leader the early years, 1946-1966. He has many photos with the dates the story ran in the paper, very well written. At the end is some extras that were never published. A must have for any Richwooder. Just informing, not advertising.
mark romano <markimagesbyromano.com>
cowen, wv USA - Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 17:40:23 (CDT)
(#1264)    Hello Fellow West Virginians,
I love the state of West Virginia, born and raised here and joined the US Navy at the age of 18 and been away 18 years. I recently moved back and decided to make a web site for our great state. Come check it out www.gowv.org I am going to be adding allot of info and resources to the site over the next few weeks. If you own a web site come list it.
Junior Kimble <webmastergowv.org>
Buckhannon, WV. USA - Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 14:48:17 (CDT)
(#1263)    Just looking at he pictures of the flood of 1954 and showing my grandson Colton how bad it was. Brings back a lot of memories!
James Clellan Nicholas Dock <jnninjayahoo.com>
Diamond, OH USA - Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 18:54:57 (CDT)
(#1262)    My name is Wilma Jean Jarrett. I am related to the John Chapman, my aunt sent me a newspaper art. Years ago about John Chapman to my surprise today I thought that I got the best gift in the world. It is so great that I can learn more about my family, thank you.
Roger E Wuebkes <papafromplainsblackfoot.net>
Plains, Mt USA - Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 13:04:19 (CDT)
CONCORD, VA USA - Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 12:41:37 (CDT)
(#1260)    The Class of '58 will be having a picnic at Richwood City Park on Friday, during the Cherry River Festival. Stop by and say hello if you are in town. I enjoy the website and comments made by former Richwooders. Great way to keep in touch or locate friends.
Dorothy G
Claremont, CA USA - Monday, August 09, 2010 at 20:54:16 (CDT)
(#1259)     I still live in Craigsville. The Great Class of 73. A real reunion party would be super great.
Robert Ward <bkrobertbkaim.com>
Craigsville, WV USA - Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 13:55:09 (CDT)
(#1258)     My mom Dotty Cole is looking for a long lost friend that lived in Richwood. Her name was Roberta Bailey but was called Burt. She had 3 sons however she can only remember Ralph, and Doug's name. Any information would be helpful
Dotty Cole <colenrosehughes.net>
Asbury, wv USA - Friday, July 30, 2010 at 15:42:12 (CDT)
(#1257)    I am trying to contact Patricia Miller (maiden name) who live in Craigsville and is a classmate of 1961 RHS class.
Rose Shafer <snaxprtcnet.com>
Enoree, S.C. USA - Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 01:05:46 (CDT)
(#1256)    flashback, nice to see you guys are still jamming, ROCK ON
joe caldwell <j7caldaol.com>
hobe sound, fla USA - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 06:43:22 (CDT)
(#1255)    Is there going to be a 35yr reunion for the class 1975
Ronnie Mcfalls <randrmacaol.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 21:36:33 (CDT)
STAUNTON, VA USA - Monday, July 26, 2010 at 15:57:46 (CDT)
(#1253)    We lived in richwood 1977-1984 have great memories of our time there, still stay in touch with a few Richwooders. I am looking for someone to clean up, maintain, and repair on my property on Cranberry street. must have digital camera and internet access. drop me a line and lets get started! a special hello to Tommy and Dale Bailey!
Randy Liddle <dirtcheapelectronicshotmail.com>
carthage, tn USA - Monday, July 26, 2010 at 11:20:46 (CDT)
(#1252)    Band reunion with "Flashback" August 12th 8pm City Hall Lot. Featuring Joe Fraley..Bill Dailey...Mark Davis...Mike Davis..Dana Groves..Randy Smith on drums. A reunion 30 years in the making. Come have fun! Hope to see you there!
Buddy Love
USA - Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 12:11:24 (CDT)
(#1251)    My Dad, Aunt, and Grandparents moved out of Richwood probably around 1939 or 40 to southern Pennsylvania. My parents used to go camping in the area in the 70's. I had the opportunity to go with them on several occasions. I loved Richwood.(of course, it's the West Virginia blood in me). I remember eating at the restaurant on Oakford and shopping at another shop that sold boots and such. Hopefully, in the near future, my wife and I can bring our kids to Richwood to see their Pop-pop's hometown. By the way, is "The Cherry River Navy" still in existence?
Richard Blankenship <rdbharphotmail.com>
Stewartstown, PA USA - Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 12:38:44 (CDT)
(#1250)    I was born in Richwood in 1932. I attend high school there in 1947 and was in the band. Mary Lou Hollingsworth are you still there? I have enjoyed the Guestbook and would love to hear from any one that was there at that time. Jean Cottrel marched in the band with me. My Grandfather had a store on Main street in the late 1930's James Perrine. My Grandmother had the boarding house for the lumber mill in the 1940's does anyone remember those times?
Jean Perrine Schultz <jps2006verizon.net>
Franklin, NC USA - Monday, July 19, 2010 at 17:48:56 (CDT)
(#1249)    Tracie, thanks for responding. The name of the family you mentioned is not familiar, though my parents may have known them. Do you visit Richwood?
Bill Balzano <billbalzanoaol.com>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 18:08:25 (CDT)
(#1248)    To #1217 Mr Balzano. I noticed you were from Cincinnati> I too have live in Cincinnati and had family who grew up on Riverside Dr. in Richwood and they were an Italian family of 10 (I believe) Last name was Grande. Is that name familiar to you?
Tracie Reaves <tracie.reavesrumpke.com>
cincinnati, OH USA - Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 15:05:37 (CDT)
(#1247)    Wow, it brings back memories. I, too, attended Milltown Grade School and Richwood High School. It was such a joy to catch up on Richwood and the dear folks there.
Kathy Ingram Daugherty <whonkathyembarqmail.com>
Saluda, SC USA - Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 07:26:39 (CDT)
Dambrosio ILA <ILA92037HOTMAIL.COM>
NETTIE, WV USA - Monday, July 12, 2010 at 00:59:48 (CDT)
(#1245)    I was born in "St. Mary's; Hospital located in Richwood, W. Va. on a Wednesday, early am...February 11th, 1948. Any others???
Terry L. Wiseman <columbusterryhotmail.com>
Columbus, Ohio USA - Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 23:18:05 (CDT)
(#1244)    to #1242 in regard to Richwood WVAR.
I'm more advanced in age than you but I'm not senile yet! I will never forget that radio station, went on the air in November 1957, I Was a Teenage Hippie 1957, peace and love, located at Cemetary Rd Richwood, WV.
In February 2003 an ice storm that ravaged the southern part of West Virginia knocking WVAR off the air and toppled over the broadcasting antenna. In the summer the station and its owner raised funds to have a new antenna built in the old antenna's spot atop Hinkle Mountain.
On March 13, 2007, J & K Broadcasting, Inc. sold WVAR to Summit Media Broadcasting, LLC. Summit Media also owns WDBS-FM and WSBG-AM.
On May 15, 2007, WVAR dropped their country format and began simulating sister WSGB-AM's oldies format as "The Mighty 1490".
Joe Mug <excite.com>
Cold Spring, TX USA - Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 20:02:14 (CDT)
(#1243)   Hello Richwood,
I graduated from Cowen High School in 1972, but for my family as I grew up, Richwood was the center of our commerce. Dad got paid for his work on the railroad every two weeks and we loved those payday Saturday mornings when we would all load up and come to Richwood for a day of shopping, banking, and lunch. As Richwood's accommodations for visitors fills do not forget about our cabin over on the Williams that is for rent. We are available for the overflow for those that can not find accommodation in town. Cutting through the forest it is only about 17 or 18 miles. Thanks, David
David Thayer <livivngwatercabins.com>
Nolensville, TN USA - Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 14:28:38 (CDT)
Anthony <aignatiousexcite.com>
Houston, TX USA - Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 17:02:14 (CDT)
(#1241)   so sorry to hear about c.b. carden passing away. mark marshall, randy lester, myself and c.b. played in a rock band called the outer limits in the late 60's along with the dukes etc. although i didn't see much of him when i visited richwood i always wondered about him and where he was. god bless and rest in peace chester brown carden.
johnny angius <zangiusaol.com>
wheeling, wv USA - Thursday, July 08, 2010 at 20:00:43 (CDT)
(#1240)   I grew up in fenwick im looking for a friend of mine named Patrick Baily grad from RHS in 93/94 if someone else can help me i would be very grateful or if anyone else remembers me send me an e mail and lets talk thanks Chris Cook.....
Christopher Cook <Chriscook52Gmail.com>
BALTIMORE, MD USA - Tuesday, July 06, 2010 at 13:59:14 (CDT)
(#1239)   I just moved back in March. I graduated from RHS in 1979. I think more people like me are missing home and want to return. It is a shock to see how much it has ran down, but with some new ideas and open minds to some change it could turn around. Remember to support local business and look for the inner beauty here. There are plenty of things that are taken for granted.
Mark Mullens <hammerheadprodstarband.net>
Craigsville, West Virginia USA - Monday, July 05, 2010 at 13:17:37 (CDT)
(#1238)   Just wanted to let everyone know that I have opened a new satellite internet business in Nicholas Co. You don't have to have dial up any more. This is affordable and works great! Give me a call: 304-880-8357.
Mark Mullens <hammerheadprodstarband.net>
Craigsville, wv USA - Monday, July 05, 2010 at 09:21:18 (CDT)
(#1237)    So many pleasant memories of these classmates and my time in Richwood. Thanks so much for sharing the photo.
Roberta <
Fredericksburg, VA USA - Friday, July 02, 2010 at 15:42:23 (CDT)

Please remove my comment and my email address from the guestbook. I am receiving potentially harmful emails. Too bad folks out there are using such a good site for solicitation. Thanks so much. Again please remove 1237 email address.
Yes, just about all kinds of solicitation simply love the Internet and they can use it to attack us, don't let down your guard! Internet users have for years been complaining about unwanted email just like unwanted land mail and telephone solicitations so check your spam filters or get a reliable free email account. My favorite right now is gmail. I get no spam at all.
(#1236)    to #1230 in regard to Doug Baily he was my nephew he expired before his mother, she has been gone several years. Doug and my son Jeff Bennett were in the same class.
illa dambrosio <ila 92037hotmail.com>
Nettie, W. Va. USA - Thursday, July 01, 2010 at 21:08:42 (CDT)
(#1235)   Class of 1970 - a reunion committee as been meeting for our 40th reunion being planned during the Cherry River Festival. They are coming up with the exact plans. I will keep you posted on this site. They do need addresses. I will be happy to pass along your current address if you want to email me. Hope to see everyone.
Cheri Brown-Dagostino <sippicupverizon.net>
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Thursday, July 01, 2010 at 07:23:05 (CDT)
(#1234)   I was wondering if anyone knew my grandparents Sammy and Anna Wright or my parents Sammy (Junior) and Linda Wright. I would love to learn about my grandparents or hear stories on my parents
Lisa Wright <troublelisa81yahoo.com>
craigsville, wv USA - Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 19:41:07 (CDT)
(#1233)   This is an awesome site, lots of good info and lots of it was helpful in compiling info for my book on the early history of the settlers of Nicholas Co..
Larry Y. Bennett <lybharley03yahoo.com>
Clarksville, TN USA - Monday, June 28, 2010 at 19:25:56 (CDT)
(#1232)    RHS class of 1962 will have a lunch on Tuesday, July 20, 2:00 at the Ranch House Rest in Craigsville. For more info contact Becky Bragg (Bever)
Tom Mullens <tomcat3q.com>
Boise, Id USA - Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 18:54:00 (CDT)
(#1231)    Just found this Guestbook and absolutely love it. I was born and raised in Fenwick, W.V. (Class of 69) I've seen a lot of names of people I've wondered about for many years. Would like to see more people on it. I remember when Richwood was really booming. We had many great times at the Rainbow Grill, Alice's, of course, I remember the Dew Drop Inn. Gale's restaurant was the best place to eat. I go back to Richwood several times a year, to see my family. Can’t wait until the Cherry River Festival.2010
Rosie Dodrill Spencer <rocoen5yahoo.com>
Concord, N.C. USA - Friday, June 18, 2010 at 00:43:44 (CDT)
(#1230)    Looking for Doug Bailey who father own a diner on Main street and went to Milltown and grad in 1975. Lost touch over the years
Ronnie Mcfalls <randrmacaol.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Monday, June 14, 2010 at 10:53:23 (CDT)
(#1229)    I am looking for lost relatives of my Grandfather, Cecil Dale Stovall. Any information on possible family members would be great. Thank you.
Mark Stovall <markr.stovallcomcast.net>
East Liverpool, OH USA - Monday, June 14, 2010 at 07:40:08 (CDT)
EAST MOLINE, IL USA - Friday, June 11, 2010 at 13:27:37 (CDT)
(#1227)    Hi to all, Here are the phone numbers of the Richwood chamber of commerce 304-846-6790 and the Richwood city office 304-846-2596. Maybe this will help with info on the Cherry River Fest and Reunion info.
Betty Hoffman <waynehoffman4150gmail.com>
Mesa, AZ. USA - Friday, June 11, 2010 at 11:58:11 (CDT)
(#1226)    Thanks so much for updating the "What's Happening" link to different events in Richwood. It's always good to be able to know the correct dates of the different events.
CA USA - Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 20:42:36 (CDT)
(#1225)    I am sorry for your loss - sent you a separate email regarding your Moores buried in the New Hope Cemetery aka Taylor Cemetery on Fenwick Mt.
Millie Hammonds Stinnett <milliehammondsverizon.net>
Richwood, WV. USA - Tuesday, June 08, 2010 at 21:50:33 (CDT)
EAST MOLINE, IL USA - Tuesday, June 08, 2010 at 12:08:23 (CDT)
(#1223)    With the ever increasing #s of cougar/mountain lion reports across the east, I would like to hear from persons who experienced similar events 20 to 40 or more years ago. Most recent WV confirmation was at Gaudineer Wilderness area of Monongahela National Forest
John A. Lutz <epumahardynet.com>
Maysville, WV USA - Tuesday, June 08, 2010 at 08:19:20 (CDT)
(#1222)    i love hearing stories about the good old West Virginia and i love hearing anyone’s sweet stories about finding someone or even telling someone how did grew up in this beautiful state. and if sabrena valentine gets on here please contract me as soon as possible. ur couz would love to hear from you. and as for andrew paul williams please contact me. we haven’t seen or heard from each other for an while now. I and i would love to hear from an good old friend.
helen reginia jackson <sweetangelkisses28 yahoo.com>
Richwood, W. Va. - Friday, June 04, 2010 at 15:13:24 (CDT)
NORM JACKSON (1955) <wvanormaol.com>
NEWNAN, GA USA - Friday, June 04, 2010 at 09:42:36 (CDT)
(#1220)   Is Dan Snyder still around?
Tom Sefton <jtseftonsti.net>
Oakhurst, Ca USA - Friday, June 04, 2010 at 00:29:55 (CDT)
(#1219)    i just wanna to say i love this site and just reading about the history behind this wonderful and beautiful state i been living here since i was 10 and i went richwood jr high and high school here. and i just wanted to say hi to all my friends that i lost or haven’t seen an long while.
helen jackson <sweetangelkisses28yahoo.com>
Richwood, W. Va. - Thursday, June 03, 2010 at 19:11:12 (CDT)
(#1218)   Respond to thread #1188
David Caldwell <char92247aol.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 16:32:58 (CDT)
(#1217)   My family lived in Fenwick in the early and mid 50s. My parents are Biagio and Dessie Balzano. Family friends included the John Shoulders family and the McClung family at Saxman. Cousins in the area included Tee and Willard Hosey and Frank and Geneva Roberts. Any of these family members still in Fenwick?
Bill Balzano <billbalzanoaol.com>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 19:49:53 (CDT)
(#1216)   Hello Richwood, glad to see this website. I grew up in Craigsville and graduated from Richwood in 1970. Looking forward to our 40 year class reunion but I haven't heard or seen any plans yet. Had a great time while attending school there and look forward to visiting this fall. French class with Lyla Deitz was a hoot and Brody Rader our Chemistry teacher kept the class interesting. Many great memories come back when reading the other blogs by former residents and students. It was a great place to go to school.
Duane Hoback <hobackpbworld.com>
Alpharetta/Atlanta, Ga USA - Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 08:06:38 (CDT)
(#1215)   Yes, I have to agree about my Uncle Jim's book "7 Decades" which has a lot of history about our family. It's a good read. Both my parents, John White and Mildred Comstock White as well as my two sisters Rebekah, Annie, and Brother Willy were born in Richwood. We moved to Tucson Arizona in 1961. There's no place like Richwood and I love visiting those WV hills.
Cassie Prescott <cassieprsan.rr.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 00:50:13 (CDT)
(#1214)    Not from Richwood but went to HS there. Many fond memories.
Dave Roberts <rpmelectricdrfrontiernet.net>
Camden on Gauley, WV 26208 - Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 19:47:43 (CDT)
(#1213)    Jim Comstock's Autobiography "7 Decades", is a must read for all Richwooders. He puts together words describing humorous events and situations with ease. He often puts together very long sentences, and ends sentences in prepositions; not what my English teachers Chris White and Ed Buck would allow. This is literary license for authors, but not for me. The stories about putting ramp "juice" in the ink of the Newspaper and, the "hoax" of trapping a panther on Kinneson Mountain were great. These events happened when I was at RHS (1955), but through reading this book, I found out the "real" details. I recommend the book highly. I thank Marlene Bennett for lending it to me.
NORMAN "Salty" JACKSON <wvanormaol.com>
NEWNAN, GA USA - Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 18:17:01 (CDT)
(#1212)    I sign this on behalf of the late Adam Sparks Sr. and my mother who still comes to Richwood when she can. They were the caretakers at Camp Splinter and loved Richwood. Please keep my family in your thoughts. with respect a.e.s.jr
Adam Sparks Jr. <sparkynemoyahoo.com>
Salisbury, NC USA - Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 23:30:11 (CDT)
(#1211)    The last time I wrote in the Guest Book was several years ago. I was in Florida at that time, but have relocated to Morgantown, WV. The web site has really grown. I was reading some of the comments tonight and found an inquiry from one of my cousins in Virginia. I called her and gave her the info she needed. I visited Richwood last August for our 55th class reunion. Both the classes of '53 and '54 combined What a great time. I was somewhat saddened by the state the town is in today but in spite of it all, Richwood is still a beautiful place. I plan to come down soon to do some fishing. Can't wait. I am in the process of writing my memoirs about growing up in Richwood. I want to give my children and grandchildren something that will give them an idea about how great it was growing up in Richwood. The kids today really don't know what having fun is like. Great town-great people
Duane Landacre <landwvhotmail.com>
Morgantown, WV USA - Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 21:29:29 (CDT)
(#1210)    Hi to all Richwooders i graduated in 59 would like to hear from every one i didn’t get to go to my fifty yr class reunion but will be at the 1960 class reunion hope to see all of you there if you don’t know me ill have my guitar on my back (BIG SMILE) ron
ron r hyre <heidemaushotmaail.com>
Craigsville, WV USA - Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 10:45:26 (CDT)
(#1209)   My great grand parents and grand parents were from Richwood, including my famous uncle Jim Comstock. I am a direct descendant of Harry Comstock. My grandparents were Earl Comstock and Thelma Brown Comstock. I sure would love to visit Hinkle Mountain, up where it all began. I am proud to be a West Virginian!
Nancy Comstock Bradley <Nancy.Bradleyroadrunner.com>
Yorba Linda, CA USA - Friday, May 21, 2010 at 11:21:54 (CDT)
(#1208)   Great web site. I grew up in Craigsville, Don’t get back there much, but still dream of coming home and do some trout fishing. Live by a lake and a river, but none can compare to Cherry and Gauley River!!!
Gerri Hall Bennett <goldinthimbleaol.com>
Mulberry, FL. USA - Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 19:45:41 (CDT)
(#1207)   Has anyone been doing any trout fishing? My uncle Ardon Keffer would take me up Little Laurel past the blue hole 2 the falls. We would fish all the way back to my granddads’ house across from Little Laurel church. Catching native trout, That sure was a fun time.
mel keffer <melman566yahoo.com>
Brookville, oh USA - Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 12:42:27 (CDT)
(#1206)    To comment #1205 - Is Wayne Hoffman the one that used to work for BFGoodrich and then National Machine. If so tell him I said hello.
Sonny Hammonds <shammonds1verizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 00:24:12 (CDT)
(#1205)   Hi to my brother Tommy Stanley. Richwood is what this whole planet should be like. Is it true that The Dukes are going to play this year at the Cherry River Fest?!!!! I haven't been home for two years. Please say it is so. I think the date is Aug.6 2010. That is something I will go back to Richwood for and to visit my Mom. Thank goodness for this websight, class....s is killing me. Ha.
Thanks to anyone who can let me know for sure if they are playing. Betty Stanley
Betty Stanley Hoffman <WAYNEHOFFMAN 4150GMAIL.com>
MESA, AZ - Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 03:08:13 (CDT)
(#1204)    I was born in Richwood in 1949. Anyone who might have known my father (james Boggs) or mother (Virginia Boggs) Please e-mail
Betty <bettyt1tampabay.rr.com>
USA - Friday, May 14, 2010 at 11:17:46 (CDT)
(#1203)    Hope enough people from the class of '61 see this and think about a 50th. Reunion next year (wow that's a long time). Sure would be nice to see old friends while we can still remember who they are or who we are for that matter
Gary Cumberledge <garyjancpeoplepc.com>
Federalsburg, Md USA - Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 18:56:39 (CDT)
(#1202)    My grandmother was born in Craigsville, WV in 1923 she was born Elsie V Watts she had many brothers and sisters most who have now past one of her sisters was Paulen she married Bud Spencer and they lived in Richwood down in the coal miner shack on Cherry River there was also sisters Goldie Sindy and Mary they had I think 5 brothers I know her brother John lives in Charleston WV I would love to know if anyone knows her and if I still have kin around here I just moved here in cot of 2008 thanks
Melissa Smith Jaynor <mjaynoryahoo.com>
Cottle, WV USA - Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 13:57:55 (CDT)
(#1201)   #1144 Hi Judy Lanier, I know your mother Gearldine (HUNT) Lanier. Would love to hear from her. We grew up together on Little Laurel Rd, she moved away & I missed her so much we really were a close bunch of kids. Those were the days you didn’t have to be so careful you could walk to town & go up in the woods with out so many wild animals, we were more at peace & happy not as many worries as today . The LITTLE LAUREL BAPTIST CHURCH is sponsoring there HOMECOMING SAT SEPT-04 2010 this year .If you didn’t get an invitation they didn’t have your address. If you want to get in touch with them email (marcy 2553excite.com ) They would love to get in touch with you or anyone else you know from around Laurel. Anxious to hear from you Gearldine ..Katherine
Kathreine 'Green'Mullens <aldenmullensaol.com >
Warren, Oh USA - Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 13:40:23 (CDT)
(#1200)    Hi Marc Ignatius #1100 Yes, You do have relatives in Richwood ,WV One is your great aunt 92 Years old she is your grandmother NELLIES sister ,you have cousins in Richwood & all over WV & some in Oh. I am your dad’s cousin Doug we went to High School together in Richwood. Email me & I will up date you on the family you are looking for . aldenmullensaol.com
Doug Mullens <aldenmullensaol.com>
Warren, OH USA - Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 12:55:20 (CDT)
(#1199)    Grew up in Parkersburg, WV. My grandpa Black Burn Boso always talked about Richwood and the Cherry River. My dad was William Darrell Boso. I enjoyed the website of pictures of Richwood!
Brenda Boso Caplinger <brenda.caplingervanderbilt.edu>
Franklin, TN USA - Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 14:32:15 (CDT)
(#1198)    Grew up here, still here, just wish things were like they were 25 years ago!!
Callie Lane Lathem <callielathemyahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 14:08:20 (CDT)
(#1197)   Hello!! My name is Barb and I am the manager of the Lighthouse Cafe' and I just wanted to say HI!
Barbara Stine <babs025 live.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Friday, May 07, 2010 at 13:04:58 (CDT)
(#1196)   I miss the good ole days
Loretta Donahue Crites
Myrtle Beach, SC USA - Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 20:21:28 (CDT)
(#1195)   I have been speaking with several people, and many of us agree that a Milltown Grade School Reunion should be considered. I am more than willing to be upon a committee to make this possible. So anyone who may be interested please contact me and see where we may go with it. Thanks.
Debbie <houstons_maw yahoo.com>
Rihwood, wv USA - Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 19:21:02 (CDT)
(#1194)   My grandmother, Edna Waneda Facemire, passed away last week in Richwood. She was an amazing woman who lived a very hard life. I cannot recollect her ever saying a harsh word to anyone but I will always remember her smile. I miss you, grandma.
Michaela Facemire <mfacemireaol.com>
Albany, GA USA - Monday, May 03, 2010 at 10:25:21 (CDT)
(#1193)   I am the daughter of Marjorie Comstock, I spent many summers on Hinkle Mountain. Another visit to Richwood is long overdue, it has been about 5 years since I have been back.
Debra Scieszka Snyder <debra teamsnyder.com>
Cummingg, GA USA - Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 18:32:48 (CDT)
(#1192)   Friday, September 24, 2010 at 6:00pm Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 1:00pm Friday, September 24, 2010 at 6:00pm Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 1:00pm Richwood WV Alumni Hall This is an informal "Medicare Reunion" that is FREE to all classmates and one guest of Richwood High School Class of 1963, Richwood, WV. Everyone is encouraged to bring an item for the SILENT AUCTION which will pay for this reunion. For details email Larry Losch at larry. loschgmail.com
Karen Kessler Cottrill <kesslerwv aol.com>
Rock Hill, SC USA - Saturday, May 01, 2010 at 08:04:10 (CDT)
(#1191)   Great website! I was born at the McClung Clinic/Hospital 6/3/1951. Does anyone have any historical facts/photos of the clinic? Thanks!
J.D. Holbrook <jdanahverizon.net>
Summersville, WV USA - Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 12:39:48 (CDT)
(#1190)    Enjoy the history of Richwood and the many leaders of years past. Ed Buck being one, I am working with Richwood citizens for a 2010 Ed Buck day Its not set in *stone, I hope it is successful and Richwood youth get involved to know his history and the example he set for all to follow. If you would like to take part e - mail at earliest date. rlc11localnet.com *note planning stage* Richard
Richard Dick Couch <rlc11localnet.com>
Newcommerstown, Oh USA - Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 12:28:18 (CDT)
(#1189)   The New Watergate Inn is now open for Business. Clean Rooms, low rates and great service. For info call the Watergate Inn at 304 300-6199 or email at watergateinn@gmail.com.
WaterGate Inn <watergateinngmail.com>
Richwood, WV> USA - Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 23:55:36 (CDT)
(#1188)   Looking to find out the dates for Homecoming this year and to see if there is a class reunion for the class of 65
reggie denna <rdenna21hotmail.com>
Carlsbad, New Mexico - Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 17:34:26 (CDT)
(#1187)    In the Milltown Elementary School, Fifth grade, 1949 - 1950, Richwood, WV my mom is in the picture. My mom is Rose Mary Webster in row 3, number 3. Is there any way possible I can get a copy of the photo. My mom is still living & she lives here with my husband & me.
Jane Dougherty Blakesley <flowerbirdhouseaol.com>
Canandaigua, NY USA - Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 13:11:13 (CDT)
jimmy nichols <wildnan2005aol.com>
tampa, fl USA - Friday, April 16, 2010 at 19:31:53 (CDT)
(#1185)    #1183 James Gibbs and Lillie Belle (Hamilton) Gibbs were operating the Yew Pine Inn in 1937 and 1938 -- don't the exact time frame they operated the Hotel. Yew Pine was one of Richwood's first build hotels ...long gone. E-mail me and I will send you a couple of photos. milliehammondsverizon.net
Millie Hammonds Stinnett <milliehammondsverizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Friday, April 16, 2010 at 16:34:20 (CDT)
(#1184)   Back in the early 60's, wasn't there a restaurant/bar down Riverside dr. called Alice’s restaurant? Wish I could have made the Ramp Feed this year, maybe next year.
Tim Landrum <talltales08gmail.com>
Akron, Ohio USA - Friday, April 16, 2010 at 13:05:53 (CDT)
(#1183)   Was looking for some information and came across this wonderful web site. My grandparents live in Richwood, operated a hotel/boardinghouse in the mid 30's. Jim and Lillie Bell Gibbs, they had four children, Walter Gibbs, Howard Gibbs, Delbert Gibbs and Margaret Gibbs Clowser (my mother). All the children attended Richwood High School. If anyone one has any information to where this hotel was located, please contact me at patriciaedens101comcast.net Thanks!
Pat Edens <patriciaedens101comcast.net>
Clearbrook, Va USA - Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 13:22:42 (CDT)
(#1182)    I sure wish i could be there 4 the ramp feast. My Dad lives in mansfield Oh. He finds & eats allot of ramps. He is from Richwood. Still have a lot of family there. Keffer Greens & harris. Joe & lou. Daughter Joann lives in Richwood. Howdy y'all. Uncle Arden Keffer to
mel keffer <melman566yahoo.com>
brookville, oh USA - Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 12:37:40 (CDT)
(#1181)    I am a proud West Virginian now living in Delaware but travel back home every spring for Spring Gobbler season and trout fishing on the Cranberry and Williams rivers. A few years ago, the Ramp Festival was held on the Saturday before the opening of turkey season and provided the opportunity to attend the Ramp festival. However, for the past couple of years, the festival has been held a weekend earlier, such as this year's being held on 4/17 instead of 4/24. I'm sure that there are many other out of state hunters and fishermen that would like to attend the Ramp festival and would if the festival were held the Saturday before opening of the turkey season. Would it be possible to schedule future festivals the weekend before the opening of turkey season? I believe this would increase your festival attendance. Thanks, Charles Haynes
Charles Haynes <charles.m.haynes-jr-1usa.dupont.com>
Newark, DE USA - Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 11:42:31 (CDT)
(#1180)    I always loved Richwood and today made me remember why. My brother came up to the ramp dinner at the Moose. He told me how nice everyone was and I told him that was Richwood. I was a transplant to this wonderful place but, fell in love with it and it seemed more like home than anywhere else I have ever lived. It seems no matter where you go someone around you knows the City of Richwood or has contact with someone from there. They always have great things to say and why not it is the best place on earth!!!!!!!
Norma Cogar
WV USA - Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 23:55:07 (CDT)
(#1179)   Love this site. I Attended Holy Family and Milltown Schools. We Moved to Annapolis, Md. in 1953. Come back often to attend the Ramp feed in April
Helen Griffey Scott <hvs24aol.com>
Shinnston, wv USA - Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 13:58:53 (CDT)
(#1178)   i love to visit this site and relive all the memories of growing up in Richwood. to #1174, cheri, glad to know your mom is doing well. would love to get back in touch with you. i remember all the adventures we had as a member of the band!
debra ingle unverdruss <wvgal7verizon.net>
huntingdon valley, pa USA - Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 09:16:52 (CDT)
(#1177)   Was looking for Holcomb WV on web and saw your site and pictures. The bridge(s) pictured in the photo by Fidella Shoulders during the flood of 1954 were across the road from R.E. Dorsey's store and house in Holcomb. He was my maternal grandfather and he bought the brick bridge {barely visible} on the left and ran his hogs on it for several years after the truss bridge was built. This was the subject of a Ripley's "Believe It or Not"cartoon as the "(several thousand) $ pig pen." I have been trying to find a copy of that cartoon for years but have stopped short of contacting Ripley's directly. My mother was Nellie Ray Dorsey Wright MD; his middle child who moved to Richmond VA for medical school and later Bristol VA when my parents married. Mom told me that he bought the brick bridge for next to nothing but Ripley's used its original cost to build to make it worth several thousand dollars. Believe It or Not?" Eventually the brick bridge was demolished because its presence caused the steel truss bridge on the right to have problems during floods. The Dorsey Store has been gone since the 1980's but the house is still there as far as I know and I have pictures of both on my wall near my desk at home.
John M. Wright<br>Charleston, SC USA - Friday, April 09, 2010 at 19:45:52 (CDT)
(#1176)   My father Hobart F Spencer was born in Richwood in 1898. The whole family came West to WA in about 1905. I was born in 1937. Although I've never been to WV I feel a kin to the country and the way of life. I have WV heritage in my soul. My Dad always taught me that he hated cheaters, thieves, and those who hurt others. He was always true to these dislikes. Del Spencer?
Delbert Spencer <del.spenceryahoo.com>
Oakridge, OR USA - Tuesday, April 06, 2010 at 22:39:39 (CDT)
(#1175)   Just found the site and spent some time reading everyone's comments. I was born and raised in Richwood for many years, I lived in Johnstown and went to Milltown Elementary and would have been in the Graduating Class of 1975. Left Richwood in 1970 and been back a few times but never ran into anyone that I knew. I would like to find anyone who I knew back then or who might remember me or my family. My name is Ronnie Mcfalls (everyone calls me Joe), father George, and mother Barbara, Sister Ruth. I would like to hear from you. Really like this site brought back a lot of memories.
Ronnie Joe Mcfalls <randrmacaol.com>
Fayetteville, nc USA - Friday, April 02, 2010 at 09:44:01 (CDT)
(#1174)   Such a wonderful website for all those who like to reflex on old times! I love reading all the comments. My mother, Bernice Brown, taught at Milltown Grade School in the 60's and 70's and then was a Home Ec teacher at the Junior High. She is 87 going on 88 now and is getting along pretty well for her age. She had a lengthy stay in the hospital this summer but has come back pretty well. She doesn't drive anymore and is pretty homebound down there in Cottle. She loves to hear from people. She always loved her students!
Cheri Brown-Suski-Dagostino
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Thursday, April 01, 2010 at 15:20:45 (CDT)
(#1173)   Many thanks to my brother in law Roger who sent me a box of ramps by mail. After checking to see it wasn't hazardous material they double wrapped in plastic and delivered it at 8 am
Ken Collins
Williamsburg, Va USA - Thursday, April 01, 2010 at 08:13:27 (CDT)
(#1172)   I want to bring my horse to the M.N.F. (Monongahela National Forest) to ride and I'd like to correspond with someone who has ridden there. We ridden 2,000 miles in the last 20 months! Looking for some place new.
Lee Randolph <lrandolphdlh-inc.com>
Stone Creek, OH USA - Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 15:27:42 (CDT)
(#1171)    Did you watch Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on ABC Friday night, taking place in Huntington, West Virginia. I don't have kids but It's scary to know that there are kids that don't know their vegetables.. Seriously!
Mary Hall <maryannhall100yahoo.com>
Ripley, WV. USA - Friday, March 26, 2010 at 22:01:42 (CDT)
(#1170)    hi everyone grew up in fenwick went to dane elem. in the late 40s. graduated from richwood high in 1954. married sherman johnson had 5 children 1 is deceased. have moved backed home up at johnstown. would love to hear from old classmates and friends. my husband is deceased. wonderful to be home again missed it very much.
ruthelene meadows johnson <teressa.staines yahoo.com>
richwood, wva USA - Friday, March 26, 2010 at 21:51:42 (CDT)
(#1169)   Sister Marilyn just told me about this site and I couldn't wait to check it out. I'm a graduate of the class of 1964, I'm hoping some fellow classmates are out there and want to connect. I have been in the Cincinnati area since 1978, I'm a widow and the love of my life is my 12 year old Shih Tzu named Bandit. I loved reading all the messages posted.
Sue Griffith Sparks <suesparkszoomtown.com>
Lebanon, OH USA - Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 18:37:48 (CDT)
(#1168)   My mother and her family are from Richwood. My grandfather, Lewis Catlette is mentioned in Jim Comstock's book. My mother's family was Lewis and Alice Catlette and their daughters were Betty Jean and Frances Eileen. My granddad worked in the mill there. Alice passed away very early in her life. Eileen was my mother (born March 1923), she passed away Jan 30 this year. I was in Richwood only once but remember how beautiful it was. So nice to see this website.
Jill Barber <jbarberuci.edu>
Anaheim, CA USA - Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 16:19:33 (CDT)
(#1167)   In reply to (#1008) My Brother, sister and I wit our two bf's went to a friends house in Lewisberg and told our GPS to take us home be cuz my sister didnt remember how to get home and it took us down that way too. Only we were driving through there in November 2009 and there was Snow and Ice all over the road! ontop of that it was around 10:00pm We safely made it through! My brother is a really good driver for only being 18 at that time! We saw the windmills they were really a sight to see!
Rosemary <pitbull_lover10hotmail.com>
Richwood, wv USA - Monday, March 22, 2010 at 07:20:31 (CDT)
(#1166)   I just love Richwood. I was there for the first time last year and attended the Cherry River Festival. WOW the excitement over those three days was really intense. I married a Richwood girl named Abby Erkman who grew up on Morris Ave.
Timothy Carney
Louisville, Ky USA - Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 21:26:23 (CDT)
(#1165)   Hello Richwood! Love this site! It is lovely and a whole lotta fun! I was born in Richwood as was my mom. Rest were born in Arcola and Camden-on-Gauley. If anyone remembers Hayden and Hazel (Morris) Hammond, hello from the offspring! Am hunting down the Hammond ancestors. Anyone know about William Hammond who married Victoria Hardwick back in the 1800's? They had several kids, one of which was George Washington Hammond who married Lola Jane Sparks (and had son, Hayden). The guess at this point is William landed from Mars and snuck into WV after practicing a good accent, married Victoria and here we are. Anyone with any ideas or help has my deepest appreciation. Reach me at bearsongsample gmail.com. Side note on those mountain lion sightings. In the past month here several sightings in Virginia. No "proof" yet (as in fur, tracks, dinner remains) but too many to just put down to tipsy nights or too much pain medicine. Hah! If the critters are around Virginia these days, no doubt the smart ones are heading to West Virginia! (There's so much deer in VA now even the park service folk say mountain lions, should they be around, would have no problem surviving.) Thanks and best of wishes to all in the prettiest land in America!
Shawn <bearsongsample gmail.com>
New Carrollton, MD USA - Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 13:14:56 (CDT)
(#1164)   Just have so many good memories of my time in Richwood.
John Spencer <spencer24701frontiernet.net>
Bluefield, WV USA - Monday, March 15, 2010 at 17:12:22 (CDT)
(#1163)    It's a Proud Day for the State and to be a Mountaineer!!!
You do make us proud!!! Their first Big East Men's Basketball title in school history with a victory over the Georgetown Hoyas, 60-58 and I wish I could have been there to celebrate with the great WVU fans. Good Luck in the NCAA tournament. Let's win it all Cheers!
Mary Hall <maryannhall100 yahoo.com>
Ripley, WV. USA - Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 22:34:13 (CDT)
(#1162)   Hello to Snuffy Young #1148. So good to finally see someone from the Class of 1953. We both played trumpets in band. I see some of our classmates at the ramp festival and homecoming. Tried to talk Annette Caldwell into coming for our 56th class reunion last year but she couldn't make it and in the end I couldn't either but it's nice to be in touch.
Jo ann o'Dell Fox <jfox40columbus.rr.com>
Circleville, OH USA - Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 15:21:12 (CDT)
(#1161)    (#1008) lol you did ask for the shortest route, and the GPS took you on alt. route 39 aka Greenbrier Road. We live in NC and when our kids were little and we went back home to visit, we used to tell the kids we were going the rocky road way home and they would complain they hated that way.
NC USA - Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 21:18:06 (CST)
(#1160)    I remember Ed Buck very well. He was a fine teacher and even better friend. He along with Edgel Dean and Mr. Pratt were what Richwood High School was all about. His hunting tales ranked amoung the best
Gary Cumberledge <garyjanc peoplepc.com>
Federalsburg, Md USA - Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 09:12:40 (CST)
(#1159)    I just discovered this web site and have spent the last two hours reading everyone's comments...as best I could in that length of time. I came to Richwood with as a one-year-old in 1954 and grew up there. I left in 1979 and went to join up with Mary Agnes Burns in Atlanta and came back to Richwood soon after that and then left in 1988 and ultimately came back in 1991. I moved to Canvas -- the other side of the county -- in 2001. Some of the people asked about, I have upon occasion seen them around, but I do not know how to specifically reach them. I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult. My parents Bryan and Ilo are both deceased as well as my sister Carla, whom we lost to a battle with cancer last Easter Sunday. She lived in Lexington KY. I am married to Vince "Mooch" Belletto. I own and operate a court reporting business and he works for Metalcraft in sales. We both could probably recall a lot about Richwood...I being from Southside and he being from Milltown. All of you are correct in remembering the wonderful times and experiences we had as children. It would be difficult to make a lot of people believe what a wonderful place we grew up in. The CRF is coming up in August, so let's look out for familar faces. In response to #881 from John Anguis: Remember the little redheaded, freckle-faced girl in grade school? I haven't seen you for years,
Marilyn Griffith Belletto <mbb522verizon.net>
Canvas, WV USA - Friday, March 12, 2010 at 13:30:31 (CST)
(#1158)   Yes, I remember Ed Buck. One great fellow. The Richwood Topix Page is nothing but garbage. Don't pay any attention to anything you read on it. It is just some disgruntled citizens who don' know what they want.
Sonya Chapman <ceaajverizon.net>
Craigsville, WV USA - Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 20:48:06 (CST)
(#1157)   Hello I wonder how many folks remember ED BUCK who he was, what he was and all that he was to and for Richwood. Richwood a great place to visit and live. Read topix forum wow, just maybe you can play an important part in Richwood’s future from its past.
Richard Dick Couch <rlc11localnet.com>
Newcomerstown, OH USA - Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 23:45:45 (CST)
(#1156)   To #1148 Isn't the last girl in row 2, Garnet Boblett?
CA USA - Monday, March 08, 2010 at 18:33:01 (CST)
(#1155)   to post #1133 - Gloria not sure if you remember me-saw your post and finally someone from class of '71 is on here. I am Charlotte Roach (Hickman) I lived on Fenwick Mtn for about eight years and our house burned down when I was 15 around March of '68 or '69. We moved to Elm St in Richwood and after I graduated, I moved to Parkersburg, WV. Married in 1973 and moved to Fallon NV for a year. Have lived in Parkersburg since '74. Most of my family still live in Summersville, Nettie, Camden-on-Gauley and sister still lives on Elm St. I have three sons and two grandchildren. My husband passed away suddenly Oct 31, 2006. We use to go to Richwood alot but have only been there once in the past six years. Really miss the river there, would love to have our old farm back but won't ever happen. Good to see familiar names on here.
Charlotte Roach Hickman <chrltthickmanyahoo.com>
Parkersburg, WV USA - Monday, March 08, 2010 at 07:58:48 (CST)
(#1154)   Hello, It saddens me to see how Richwood has dwindled. My family is all from Webster County between Bolair and Gauley Mills. During WWII a fair amount of them moved to Richwood. I can remember as a child how busy it was there and all the shops and stores were up and running. I spent a million hours in those rivers and still do. My granddad drove a taxi cab there for awhile and also had a second hand store there. (Gerald Long) Many of you may know my aunt and uncle, Joe and Edda Vitello. I sure miss the way it was. I was sorry to hear that Suzy closed the C&S, she is a sweetie. If anyone knows how I could reach her, I would appreciate it. She was friends with my aunt Helen and knew Barb Hilton too. I still visit the old town when I can and still belong to CRN. It would be nice to see something come into Richwood to bring it back to life again. There have been a lot of great people in that fair town. I still have a lot of Jim Comstock books and a clock that he signed. We stayed 1000 nights at the Watergate too. It will always be my favorite place.
Matt Long <kirippityscoot yahoo.com>
buckhannon, wv USA - Friday, March 05, 2010 at 22:21:37 (CST)
(#1153)   if you know anyone who will sell and ship me some ramps this spring PLEASE email me with info i will pay well PLEASE THANKS
ron weasner <trapperron4909 yahoo.com>
indianapolis, IN USA - Friday, March 05, 2010 at 11:16:36 (CST)
(#1152)   My father was Hilbert Leo Taylor and mother was Madeleine Agnes Hall. My daughter is now attempting a family tree and the Hall side is needing a bit of work. Any information would be appreciated.
Roberta Taylor Grgich
- Thursday, March 04, 2010 at 21:52:52 (CST)
(#1151)   I hope we have a 50th, don't know how many are still around but count me in. Our trailer is always packed and ready to go. Keep warm and hope the snow melts.
Gary Cumberledge <garyjancpeoplepc.com>
Federalsburg, md USA - Thursday, March 04, 2010 at 08:52:20 (CST)
(#1150)   Noticed some familiar names and like Bill McCoy I was wondering about a 50th reunion for the class of 1961. Went to Holy Family School with Bill McCoy, Laura Vance Rosemary DeGregory and Paul Greer.My husband and I are retired and traveling.
Rose Marie Marlowe Shafer <snaxprtcnet.com>
Enoree, SC USA - Wednesday, March 03, 2010 at 22:17:43 (CST)
(#1149)   Hello Lumberjacks from the graduating class of 1961. Our 50th is just a year away. Are there any plans for the reunion? Please keep me informed. I am in Richwood quite often since my mother still lives there. Sandra Crites is also looking to get in touch with Emily Vance or Laura Vance. Can anyone help us with these two items? Hope that the snow melts in time to dig ramps. Hello Glen, keep digging and hope to see you in the spring. I would also love to hear from other classmates and friends.
Julia Waldron Wilson <carovatomaol.com>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Wednesday, March 03, 2010 at 19:27:58 (CST)
(#1148)    I know most of the names of the Milltown Elementary School 3rd Grade 1946/47 1. 2. Wallie Cox 3. 4. Dan Donaldson 5. Gail Nickelson 6. Fred 7. Ruby Bailey 8. Mallie Fleck 9. Jack Trescott 10. Shirley White 11. Tommy Browrn 12. Roberta Davis 13. Wayne Blakenship 14. 15. 16. Phillis Lloyd Short 17. 18. 19. 20. 2l. Nancy williams 22. Charles Canunel 23. Betty Rose 24. Shirley Jackson 25. Annie Spencer 26. Leo 27. Arlene Russell 29. Bob Trescott, Loretta Barns, Eugene Bailey, Richard Russell
Bob Trescott <becbobtrredshift.com>
King City, CA USA - Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 21:32:08 (CST)
(#1147)   Will be in Richwood in April and boy am I looking forward to it... :) Ramps!!!
Terry L Burhans Jr <t.j.burhansgmail.com>
Riverside, CA USA - Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 23:12:52 (CST)
(#1146)   The railroad bridge behind the skating rink was still there after the 54 flood. They were still hauling coal out of Richwood and using the tipple in Milltown. The Johnstown and Weber City were destroyed along with the dam on the river in front of where the football field is today I think the location is right.
Gary cumberledge <garyjancpeoplepc.com>
Federalsburg, md USA - Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 10:59:34 (CST)
(#1145)   Just ran accross this web site, and what a pleasant surprise. I attended Tannery Grade School and graduated from Richwood High in 1953. I played in the band for 6 years. Hi to everyone
Charles "Snuffie" Young <sunshinecharliejdymail.com>
Amory, MS - Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 13:41:06 (CST)
(#1144)   Hello, I'am Judy A Lanier and My Mother is a native to Richwood. Her name is Geraldine M Lanier (Hunt). She the younest daugther to Zona & Burl Hunt. I told her about what I found and she was so tickle to hear about it. I to have some pictures to send in as so as I go though them. My mom would love to hear from any of the Richwooders. You are Welcome to get ahold of me here are celticdragonfly51hotmail.com. I remember coming to Richwood when I was a little and a couple times in y teens. I told mom you had to be a mountain to walk these hills. LOL I remember the first time she took me across the swing bridge too! I scream... and to this day I don't like them and I'm 51. I like to say this site is so beautiful and thank-you for make it. Many Brigthest Blessing to all. Judy A McGarrah
Judy Ann Lainer McGarrah <celticdragonfly51hotmail.com>
Jacksonville, NC USA - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 20:48:14 (CST)
(#1143)   Great site, Great information for great people. I have about 72 identified and un identified photos of true blue residents of Richwood. Ranging from the 1905 to 1940 ish. Would anyone care for the file? Share an email and request Ill email it to you. My source is mother, Margie Boothe age 95. Great site and very enjoyable. Sam Boothe
Samuel Boothe <sboothe300saol.com>
Hershey, Pennsylvania USA - Monday, February 22, 2010 at 12:37:33 (CST)
(#1142)   Looking for joe Lesson class of 1977 anyone know where he mite live
Larry Windon <steve19592009hotmail.com>
mt nebo, wv USA - Monday, February 22, 2010 at 06:01:21 (CST)
(#1141)   Does anyone remember the Ritzy Rae Restaurant, Vitellos Pizza, Jack's drive inn? How about Helen Long?
Jerry Long <rrengineer63 yahoo.com>
Bucyrus, oh USA - Friday, February 19, 2010 at 12:27:09 (CST)
WILLIAMSBURG, VA USA - Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 16:11:16 (CST)
(#1139)   This is a cool site stumbled on it I was looking to see if their was a web site showing graduating classes or find transcripts Need mine to keep my job To all of those getting the snow like we are here in Col.Oh be careful
Debra Fowler-Mills <dfowlermills gmail.com>
Columbus, oh USA - Monday, February 15, 2010 at 17:01:13 (CST)
#1138)   had 2 come back 2 say thank u so very much 4 this beautiful website w/so much interesting info. really enjoyed it. i'll b back.
jackk friend <raittme verizon.net>
lakehurst, nj USA - Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 04:05:06 (CST)
(#1137)   my dad & his brothers were born in fenwick. i was almost born in Richwood but made it back 2 jersey. my family & i have 2 second homes in donnegan holler above Richwood. it's 550 miles from lakehurst nj & there's quite a difference in landscape. altho, we have much forest in the jersey pinelands. after all jersey is the garden state. many pretty places in jersey & it's easier 2 get around in cold, stormy weather. but i prefer my country roots & the openess of wild wv.
jackke friend <raittme verizon.net>>
lakehurst, nj USA - Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 03:15:25 (CST)
(#1136)   hey where did every one go? I have some new songs on garageband.com just search for tstanley once you get there
tommy stanley <tasljs sbcglobal,net>
oh USA - Friday, February 12, 2010 at 19:19:25 (CST)
(#1135)   I remember going to Richwood once when I was about 8-10 years old. My grandfather (Jack) was going to see his brother (Cecil) and sister (Alice) at their family house on Ward Lane. The house was a beautiful 3 story house with large front porch. At my age the road to get there seemed scary driving on the side of the mountain. I wish I could go there again and see it, it has since been sold when my great uncle passed. Maybe I will get there again someday and be able to show my children where their great-grandfather and his family were from.
Patty Vincent <bvincent2 rochester.rr.com>
USA - Friday, February 12, 2010 at 14:54:25 (CST)
(#1134)   I really enjoy the web site. I use to live on upper Spruce St. and went to Milltown School.
REVA COOL SPARKS <reva thesparkshouse.com>
WALKER, MN USA - Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 21:37:37 (CST)
(#1133)   Just looking at the guest book I miss my child hood life I had there and my family. But, it's not a place I would like to live, no jobs, no purpose. It's nice coming to the ramp feed about 4 years ago. I miss my classmates. But, as I get older I reflex on my young times good bad. West Va. is a beautiful state. God really blessed that state in a lot of ways. Just wanted to let you know I read the guest book, and hope to hear from my class mates from 1971........Gloria
Gloria Workman-Butler-Post <Gloria1229 hotmail.com>
Hartsville, S.C. USA - Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 11:23:32 (CST)
(#1132)    I was born in Richwood and am a Nicholas County native. I am doing research on my mother's family line: Tinnel. I am trying to find Ron Tinnel and his connection to the Tinnels of Nicholas County. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have genealogy research and am willing to share. Thank you.
Joyce <djvickers bellsouth.net>
USA - Thursday, February 04, 2010 at 11:54:22 (CST)
(#1131)    If anyone knows Joe Harris from Richwood. He drives school bus 4 Richwood. Tell him his nephew said hey from Ohio.
Mel Keffer jr <melman566 yahoo.com>
Brookville, Oh USA - Thursday, February 04, 2010 at 11:46:20 (CST)
(#1130)    I really enjoyed the video on You Tube of the snow in January 2010. It brought back memories of growing up in Richwood and the snowstorms we had. What a great video and the snow was beautiful!
Judy Hicks Peters <MsReddra55 aol.com>
Scott Depot, WV USA - Thursday, February 04, 2010 at 00:33:49 (CST)
(#1129)    I was looking for a reunion of WV residents in the Fort McCoy area in Florida and happened on this site. A couple of years ago I went there on the dates it was supposed to be held and drove all over the area and couldn't find it or anyone who knew where it was being held. I think this is really a great site for people from Richwood. I was only there once in the early 60s when I went to my brother's wedding. They moved away and I was never in Richwood again. It was a great small town and I liked it at the time.
Jean Moore <jeansgreeneyes63 yahoo.com>
Grand Island, FL USA - Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 21:29:32 (CST)
(#1128)   Does anyone know how to bring up a photo of gym class wearing blue gym suits around year 1948. I had it on here once, I was going to finish looking at it to see if I or girls I knew was in it. I got distracted and lost it and didn’t know where or how to get it back. Thanks for your help.
Phyllis Mourey Lamp <jeanie1934 sbcglobal.net>
Canton, Ohio USA - Monday, January 25, 2010 at 09:30:54 (CST)
(#1127)   My family was from Richwood. I used to spend the summers when I was young with my grandparents George & Grace Jackson. My dad was Sonny. They lived on Ellen St. Also my mother grew up in Camden-On-Gauley, Nelda Belviso. I also still have family in Craigsville, The Urbas family. I have so many fond memories of my times there. Richwood and Nicholas County are wonderful and my family is planning to visit again in the spring. I would love to hear from anyone that may remember or know my family there.
Sandy Jackson Smith <smitt1_y2k yahoo.com>
Newsoms, VA USA - Friday, January 22, 2010 at 20:41:48 (CST)
(#1126)   I believe the old railroad bridge was behind the old skating rink.
Bob Hanna
Wadsworth, Ohio United States - Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 09:33:49 (CST)
(#1125)   I was just looking to see if there was any Vance,s out there
Gerald e Vance <gerry964 charter.net>
Midland, Mi USA - Monday, January 18, 2010 at 17:56:09 (CST)
(#1124)    Hey Jo Ann…….thanks for sharing the nformation!…… about Baltimore & Ohio Railroad bridge. Cheers!
Mary Hall <maryannhall100 yahoo.com>
Ripley, WV. USA - Monday, January 18, 2010 at 16:27:12 (CST)
(#1123)   I have the newspaper article with two pictures. One showing the bridge before the flood and a picture showing it after it collapsed.
Jo ann O'Dell Fox <jfox40 columbus.rr.com>
Circleville, OH USA - Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 06:47:08 (CST)
NEWNAN, GA USA - Friday, January 15, 2010 at 17:53:48 (CST)
(#1121)    To #1119. Are we talking about the same Bridge, in the Newsleader article? I thought they were talking about the old Southside trestle Bridge which was a landmark in Richwood and did collapsed During the 54 Flood. Am I getting senile in my old age? I was sure they were talking about the Southside trestle Bridge in that newspaper article.
Mary Hall <maryannhall100 yahoo.com>
Ripley, WV. USA - Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 16:15:39 (CST)
(#1120)   My parents were born and raised in Richwood West Virginia., a place called Cranberry Ridge, father was Simon P. Green and his parents were Leonard Green and Peggie J Belcher and mother was Evelyn Harris and her parents were Tom Harris and Strossie Butcher
Alpha Sutters(Green)
South Charleston, WV USA - Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 11:49:35 (CST)
(#1119)    According to an article in the Newsleader the strong currents of the 1954 flood washed out the foundations and the bridge collapsed. The U.S. Corps of Engineers removed the ruins when the river was dredged.
Jo Ann O'Dell Fox <jfox4 columbus.rr.com>
Circleville, Oh USA - Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 09:19:48 (CST)
(#1118)   When did the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad bridge washed out in Richwood? I got great memories of Richwood but for some reason I can’t remember what happened to that old Baltimore & Ohio Railroad bridge down river from the old skating rink, I'm talkin' late 50's, very early 60's here.…..anyone know the true facts on the bridge… Thank you…..PS - Instead of sending me an email put it on the guestbook so we all can see it…
Mary Hall <maryannhall100 yahoo.com>
Ripley, W. Va. USA - Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 08:55:55 (CST)
(#1117)   Just found the site I love it thanks.
Carol Tinney Foster <guyfstr yahoo.com>
Richwood, West Virginia - Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 11:23:08 (CST)
(#1116)   I was born in Richwood, 1962. So was my father, Robert Bradley Smith, and his father, Bradley Smith. I know that Brad used to make trips several times a year back. I would love to unite with long lost relatives and possibly visit.
Jeffrey W Smith <sanguinesorrento aol.com>
Sorrento, FL USA - Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 20:59:26 (CST)
(#1115)   My grandmother was Mabel Tinnel, daughter of Nelson Pompey Tinnel and Martha Fitzwater (Sparks). I am having a hard time finding much information on her but am very curious about her since we never met. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
CJ <cjma26 wowway.com>
, OH USA - Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 18:39:09 (CST)
(#1114)   Walnut St. Elementary School 1953-954 5th grade, idenify pictures. 1st.row no.7 is Nancy Burgess. 3rd.row no.3 is Bobby Hitt, no.5 is Ellsworth Adkins.
Phyllis Mourey Lamp <jeanie1934 sbcglobal.net>
Canton, Ohio USA - Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 15:28:34 (CST)
(#1113)    Hey Joey Derito, happy birthday
joe caldwell <j7cald aol.com>
hobe sound, fla USA - Saturday, January 09, 2010 at 08:50:31 (CST)
(#1112)    I am looking for information about a Dr James McClung who might also had his hand in banking in Richwood. I have a friend trying to find information on her fathers family her dads mom was Lillie Butcher and she had her son when she was 16, she was never married to the father of her child but did tell him his father had died, only for him to receive a letter and obit from his mom in the late 70's early 80's saying this was our dad.. He was killed in a car wreck. If anyone knows anything about this please let me know. Thanks Caroline
Caroline Kalita <caroline_lattea yahoo.com>
Sevierville, TN USA - Friday, January 08, 2010 at 22:17:05 (CST)
(#1111)    I also enjoyed the you tube video. Thank you Clint for sending it my way. I was born in Nettie in 1949. Briefly went to high school in Richwood. Our mother is a Simms and went to Richwood high school. By the way, Clint is my brother:)
Lynn Carver <crowshadow2004 yahoo.com>
St. Helens, CA USA - Thursday, January 07, 2010 at 18:03:00 (CST)
(#1110)    To #1098. Cindy Greer (Alie) last I heard was in Naperville Illinois. She is on Facebook. Send her a friend request-I'm sure she'd love to hear from a fellow Richwooder! No other contact info for now as I believe she may have moved from the last address I had. Hope that helps!
Caryn Frazer Graham <caryngraham bellsouth.net>
Blacksburg, SC USA - Wednesday, January 06, 2010 at 11:31:05 (CST)
(#1109)    Thank you, Ed Given, for the YouTube video! I was born in Richwood in 1948, visited in July, 2009. I've never been to The Ramp Fest in Richwood, but will be there in April, 2010 with my West Virginia and Virginia families! Thanks so much!
Clint Boyce <clintb4 gmail.com>
Placerville, CA USA - Tuesday, January 05, 2010 at 21:20:22 (CST)
(#1108)    Copy and paste the following link to your browser to see a video of Richwood and surrounding areas...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFrnndkJ5R0
Ed Given
Ashland, Ohio USA - Monday, January 04, 2010 at 14:11:32 (CST)
(#1107)    To #1101 - Rita still lives in Richwood. She is married and her name is now Rita Pieri. Her and her husband live on lower Spruce Street in Richwood.
Sonny Hammonds <shammonds1 verizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Monday, January 04, 2010 at 00:05:15 (CST)
For those who don't live near Richwood anymore, the Lumberjacks have done us all proud, one game short of a state championship! Check out The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia
(http://www.register-herald.com/sports/local_story_349001319.html) Richwood trio honored.
(#1106)    To my friends down south I need to be there out of this snow.
Ila Dambrosio
Nettie, WV - Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 13:14:09 (CST)
(#1105)    I wish all a happy new year. I miss my mom & sister & my aunt Joann Hall, very much love all of you hope to see you all next year!
Rose Maire Moore <moore.bree att.net>
Akron, Ohio USA - Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 22:03:06 (CST)
(#1104)    class of 64
James Nichols <wildnan2005 aol.com>
Tampa , FL USA - Friday, December 25, 2009 at 10:56:56 (CST)
(#1103)    #1099 Bob Hutchison Tried to email you (came back as invalid) please email me regarding family info…
Millie Hammonds Stinnett <milliehammonds verizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 13:22:56 (CST)
(#1102)   Hi just want to say MERRY CHRISTMAS to Arlene and Libby Gee, love Daisy Caldwell
Daisy Caldwell <j7cald aol.com>
Leesburg, Fla USA - Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 12:16:27 (CST)
(#1101)    I love Richwood. I remember Rita D'Ambrosio. Her family owned a restaurant on the outskirts of Richwood. My husband and I always ate there on our way home to Franklin, W.V. many years ago. Does anyone know her?
Annie Byrnside Liggett <liggett roadrunner.com>
Chillicothe, Oh USA - Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 20:06:40 (CST)
(#1100)    Hi I'm Keith Ignatius son Marc. I'm just looking back at some of fathers life history. I was wondering if I had any relatives still in WV. If so it would nice to here from you,
Marc Ignatius <marcignatiusyahoo.com>
East Norriton, Pa USA - Monday, December 21, 2009 at 18:39:47 (CST)
(#1099)    Looking for assistance in genealogy. My father Bill Hutchison was born in Richwood in 1920. His parents left Richwood in the late 1920's to seek work in the rubbers hops of Akron, Ohio. My grandfather, Otis Leroy Hutchison was born, raised and buried in Richwood. My grandmother, Ann Wilson Hutchison is buried in Richwood. Her father, George Wilson, I think, used to be the Postmaster at the Dain post office. I think my Grandmother, Ann Wilson Hutchison's, mother was a Thompson. Not sure. Also, I am looking for a contact in Muddlety which has a cemetery in which my Great Grandfather is buried. The other names at the cemetery might be Pletchers. I think the family who lived out that way were McMillions. At one time I had their name and number but has been lost over the years. Anything anyone can help with is very much appreciated. Thank you. Bob
Bob Hutchison <hutch23 foothills.net>
Staffordsville, Ky USA - Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 14:02:49 (CST)
(#1098)    Does anyone know the where abouts of Cindy Greer who lived in Riverside or Cindy Haga, Sandy Furr, Susie Hampton, Randy Lester, Randy Green. Just curious about some people I grew up with when I lived in Richwood.
John Angius <zangius aol.com>
Wheeling, WV USA - Friday, December 18, 2009 at 15:24:42 (CST)
(#1097)    My grandmother and mother were born in Richwood. I would love to know anything about Liza Casto or James Casto if anyone could help. Also I went on a date with Miss Karen Kessler when she was the cherry river queen. Would like to know about her and her brother if possible.
Steve Barker <sothsayr cox.net>
Midwest City, OK USA - Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 16:45:19 (CST)
(#1096)    I used to come to Richwood back in the mid-late 70's. The family I knew were the Meadows. John, Eddie and Diane. Used to eat at Prelaz. One of my dad's buddies owned a pharmacy there (I think his name was Mr. Whitezel?) Whatever happened to the Meadows?
Otis Ranson <oranson3 bellsouth.net>
Kennesaw, GA USA - Monday, December 14, 2009 at 19:13:52 (CST)
(#1095)    I was born in Silica, West Virginia 1929, (Randolph County). Grew up in Camden on Gauley. Went into the Navy in 1947. Spent nine years in service and was discharged in 1956 here in WA State. Been here in WA since.
Eugene Longden <e.longden comcast.net>
Ochester, WA USA - Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 21:40:30 (CST)
(#1094)   Would anyone know the population of Richwood WV?
Bob Persinger <rlpusnretired aol.com>
Greenfield, Wi USA - Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 11:35:51 (CST)
(#1093)    Danny- How are you? Haven't heard from you in two or three years. Send an e-mail and let us know what's happening to you
Sherry McCoy <gensherry velotech.net>
Weaverville, CA USA - Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 00:23:17 (CST)
(#1092)   To answer post 1090... the Rails to Trails is no more... Rt. 39 diner is there now and the guy is working hard at making a business... They have a great hot dog and I do believe they have a Ramp Burger.
Debbie <houstons_maw yahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Friday, December 11, 2009 at 14:11:37 (CST)
(#1091)    Greetings to all. Its so nice to reconnect with family and friends. Richwood is the worlds best hidden secret. Its a shame in a way, Back in the day Summersville came to visit us in Richwood. Maybe someday again it will boom as it did years ago. So nice to have a site to connect with old friends. Emails gladly welcomed.
Sam Boothe <sboothe300s aol.com>
Hershey, PA USA - Monday, December 07, 2009 at 18:57:48 (CST)
(#1090)    I will be bringing a group of people threw your town in August. I wanted to stop at the Rail to trail custard stand to try one of these famous "Ramp burgers". The only problem is that their phone number is disconnected and google puts the custard stand far from town on "Cold knob rd.". Is this correct? Do they turn their phone off in the winter or are they no more? Any help in this matter would be appreciated. Send reply’s to <Admin twowheeledtours.com> Thank you.
Click <Admin twowheeledtours.com>
Norwich, NY USA - Thursday, December 03, 2009 at 11:10:52 (CST)
USA - Tuesday, December 01, 2009 at 13:14:17 (CST)
(#1088)    Graduated in 55. My parents taught in Southside & Tannerytown. Would love to hear form anyone!
Bob Hamric <bmhamric tampabay.rr.com>
New Port Richey,FL USA - Monday, November 30, 2009 at 21:30:15 (CST)
(#1087)    I missed my class reunion of 2009 would like to hear from some of you. How about Bill Ignius
Daniel McCoy
Nettie, WV. - Monday, November 30, 2009 at 15:05:13 (CST)
(#1086)    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY0Il_s00uY Follow this link to another Lumberjack tribute video. Wish I could have found more pictures...did the best with what I had. Great season Richwood
Ed Given
Ashland , Ohio USA - Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 20:18:24 (CST)
(#1085)    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQqXlRMnLmM Congrats Lumberjacks. To see a 4 minute slide show I put together follow this link.
Ed Given
Ashland , Ohio USA - Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 20:12:22 (CST)
(#1084)    Go Lumberjacks.
Bob Dotson
Richwood, WV USA - Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 18:42:25 (CST)
(#1083)    My great grandfather ended up in Richwood somewhere around 1900. My father and grandparents were born in Richwood. We try to get to the Ramp Festival every year.
Bonnie Griffie <bgriffie verizon.net>
MD USA - Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 13:39:02 (CST)
(#1082)    Congratulations to the Richwood Lumberjacks. My son was at the game on Saturday, as well as other friends from Wirt County. They all congratulate the football team, the band, and all the fans. My son said that anybody who wants to see small town football at it's best should attend a game at Richwood. We are proud of the Wirt county Tigers as well. Go Jacks!!
Cathy Love Hill <hillcathy yahoo.com>
Davisville, WV USA - Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 17:06:35 (CST)
(#1081)    Yes, you can hear the game on Saturday night, 11/28... The Richwood Lumberjacks vs. the Man Hillbillies... Winner advances to the State Championship. The 3WS Countdown to Kickoff begins at 7:06 Saturday night. On air at 95.7, online at www.3ws957.com.
Greg Carter <valleytrader yahoo.com>
Summersville, WV. USA - Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 14:35:27 (CST)
WHEELING, WV USA - Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 18:12:06 (CST)
(#1079)    I just listened to the Lumberjacks beat Wert County tonight. Fun game to listen to from out here in Seattle. Good luck next week at Man! Sid Faulkner RHS 63 -- Go Jacks!!
Sid Faulkner <spfsrf ayhoo.com>
Kent, WA USA - Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 22:20:11 (CST)
(#1078)    We are asking Richwood Area residents if they are aware of any mountain lion-cougar sightings like the 1 reported by Bill Leitner of Charleston at Summit Lake Rec. Area on Nov. 12th to please contact us at epuma hardynet.com with their reports. Despite denials by WV DNR of their presence in Wild West Virginia, mountain lion-cougar sightings are increasing across eastern North America, especially in states closest to the Appalachian Mountains. An indication of a cougar/mtn lion in your area is the terrifying scream sounding like a woman in severe distress during nitetime hours. Eye-witnesses have already sent us multiple videos & DVDs showing the big cats from Maine to West Virginia & as far west as the Mississippi River. Please send reports to the EASTERN PUMA RESEARCH NETWORK at epuma hardynet.com or call 304-749-7778.
John A. Lutz <epuma hardynet.com>
Maysville, WV USA - Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 07:09:41 (CST)
(#1077)    The Richwood Lumberjacks host the Wirt County Tigers this Saturday night (11/21). Listen to the game live... on air at 95.7 and online at www.3ws957.com.
Greg Carter <valleytrader yahoo.com>
Summersville, West Virginia - Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 13:54:05 (CST)
(#1076)   Hi, to everyone in Richwood,WV. Hope things are going well. Hope to hear from some old classmates. Take care, class of 91.
Matt Groves <matthewgroves att.net>
Wasilla, AK USA - Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 04:13:42 (CST)
(#1075)    Happy late B-day to Mary Rodgers of Hinkle Mt. I saw your picture in the Nicholas Chronicle and you look absolutely wonderful. I'm wishing you many more years of happiness. Please say Hi to your daughter Karin for me.
Nelda Persinger <neldaprn aol.com>
Greenfiedl, Wi USA - Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 10:51:44 (CST)
(#1074)    Was born in Nicholas County W. Va. 1936 Looking for any relatives. Father was Cecil Camden Cadle Mother Flossie J MCcourt. Related to Camden Mullhan Lakie Cadle Shaffer, Johnnie B MCcourt Macil Cadle Ted Cadle.
Bernice Cadle Howard <howardbernice cox.net>
Phoenix, AZ. - Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 21:35:46 (CST)
(#1073)    So when I made a visit last July I talked with Vickie at the C of C. And some people at a local sporting goods store just outside of town. They made me think that by now you would be knee deep in snow. Anyway still hoping to move up there as soon as I can sell my house here in SC.
Mike Cipriani <MCipri9496 aol.com>
Lamar, Sc USA - Monday, November 16, 2009 at 20:42:59 (CST)
(#1072)    Congratulations to the 2009 RHS football team. Looking forward to seeing you all in Wheeling
Norma Cogar
USA - Monday, November 16, 2009 at 18:59:04 (CST)
(#1071)    would like to contact Debra Ingle. I know three of the people that went to Dane School 1947 and 1948.
Bernice Cadle Howard <howardbernice cox.net>
Phoenix, AZ. USA - Monday, November 16, 2009 at 16:15:33 (CST)
(#1070)    WAY TO GO JACKS!!! GOOD LUCK THIS SATURDAY. Boy oh boy, doesn't Richwood looks great! Doing a great job there Johnny McClung. Remember to remind all your family and friends all over the country they can tune to the game this coming Saturday by logging on to www.3ws957.com. I think the game is at 7:30 p.m. I think it is wonderful the games are being streamed. My kids - one in Florida and one in Georgia got to tune in last Saturday.
BERTIE STANLEY WALL <bertiewall yahoo.com>
Summersville, WV. USA - Monday, November 16, 2009 at 10:32:53 (CST)
(#1069)    hey richwooders, i was born and raised in Richwood for many years on a farm with my dad and grandma, jim mollohan and lilly faulkner, i lived on the wards farm, i am trying to find anyone i knew back then, i would really love to reconnect with old friends and stay up to date, if you remember me or any of my family, ron ward, doc ward, tim ward, or anyone like that, you can find me here and i would love to get in touch with you. www.myspace.com/casper27292 and you can e-mail me at <casper27292 yahoo.com> have a great life Richwood, i cant wait til i come to visit again
james mollohan <casper27292 yahoo.com>
lexington, nc USA - Monday, November 16, 2009 at 02:10:07 (CST)
(#1068)    Hello to another RICHWOOD.......when I was growing up in RICHWOOD, OHIO, I went to private school in Canada in 1950. When I would call home (collect) we always got the home of another Anderson in Richwood, W.VA. I guess YOUR Richwood is bigger than my little Richwood!
Gary Anderson <galaranch1286 gmail.com>
Lago Vista, TX USA - Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 16:04:19 (CST)
(#1067)    i like this site seen lisa martin looking for james spencer roots i am here to tell you he was indian, i got a double dose of the old fellow from dad and mom both, i know all about him.
ila j spencer, dambrosio <ila92037 hot mail.com>
Nettie, WV USA - Friday, November 13, 2009 at 15:57:34 (CST)
(#1066)    Listen to the Richwood vs Pendleton County playoff game beginning at 1:06 Saturday 11/14 by going to www.3ws957.com Go Jacks!
Greg Carter <valleytrader yahoo.com>
Summersville WV USA - Friday, November 13, 2009 at 04:22:20 (CST)
(#1065)    Being a former WV replanted in Indiana I still go back and visit my mom who lives in Kanawha County, Campbells Creek, up the head of the hollow. She saw what she thought was a lion in 2008 when I came for a visit that year, when I drove down to get the mail a large cat that looked like a cougar with a real long tail and rounded ears was walking up the lane. She lives between three mountains in the valley and we hear screaming like a woman screaming. We reported it to the newspaper and a reporter from the television station came up and interviewed her but it was put on the news like a big joke. It shouldn't have been she is 81 years old and has lived there all her life. We have seen wild cats and know the different. I enjoy your site because it's truthful and not poking fun at anyone. Keep up the good work, thank you.
Linda Linsky Corsaro <lindacorsarohotmail.com>
Connersville, In USA - Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 19:22:12 (CST)
(#1064)    Just wanted to say hello to Richwood. The older I get, the more I miss it. Just wanted to say hello to everyone in Richwood. The older I get, the more I miss it.
Deborah Lewis Crowe <dacrowe comcast.net>
Felton, de USA - Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 17:13:43 (CST)
(#1063)    Just wanted to let everyone know that on Saturday November 14, 2009 the Richwood 1st round playoff game will be streamed live by logging on to www.3ws957.com. Pre-game at 1:06 p.m., gametime 1:30 p.m. GOOD LUCK - GO LUMBERJACKS! Bertie Stanley Wall
Bertie Stanley Wall <bertiewall yahoo.com>
Summersville, West Virginia - Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 19:00:42 (CST)
(#1062)    HOW BOUT THOSE LUMBERJACKS????? HOLY COW does it make me proud to be an old Richwooder or what. Yes, you bet daggone proud and thanks to Jeromy Rose for keeping us updated on FACEBOOK and if you are not a member, you should join. Lots of Richwooders on there. GOOOOOOO JACKS.
Betsy <BetsyWVNative aol.com>
Annapolis, MD USA - Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 15:07:56 (CST)
(#1061)    I am looking for any photos of Nicholas County’s tornadoes. Two on record in the 60's. It is for a social studies project so please if anyone can help by telling me where I could find pictures, info, etc...please email me. Thank you
Ginny Robinson <ginny_robinson hotmail.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 12:04:06 (CST)
(#1060)    thanks for the family info, please keep it coming, i know so little about them.
Dana <stormytigg yahoo.com>
craigsville, wv USA - Monday, November 09, 2009 at 20:44:57 (CST)
(#1059)    Congratulations Lumberjacks on your undefeated season. This truly must be a special group of young men. Good luck in the upcoming playoffs. This is a great accomplishment for the players, coaches, students, faculty, families and friends and the entire community.
Mike Davis <ekimasile hotmail.com>
durham, nc USA - Monday, November 09, 2009 at 09:26:18 (CST)
Denise Spencer Boyce <neeneeb hotmail.com>
Greer, SC USA - Sunday, November 08, 2009 at 19:35:01 (CST)
(#1057)    i am trying to find information on my grandfather harry james alderman, born 1902 and died 1961. i know he was a logger and he married wavie sumner/summers, but thats all, anyone with any info please contact me
Dana <stormytigg yahoo.com>
craigsville, wv USA - Thursday, November 05, 2009 at 23:42:35 (CST)
(#1056)    Hi to all! Our family lived in Richwood from 1978 to 1984 we lived first on Maple St. then moved to Cranberry St. I still own the place on Cranberry. It’s good to read all the great things about Richwood, we certainly enjoyed living there’s want to give a shout out to my friends Tommy Bailey and Dale Bailey also Fred Rose. Lots of others whose names escape me at the moment. Had plenty of fun at Marshalls and the pool room. Got married at the church of god in the bottoms. Have two daughters Rachel and Stacy. We look forward to visiting soon.
Randy Liddle <dirtcheapelectronics hotmail.com>
Carthage, TN. USA - Tuesday, November 03, 2009 at 16:32:51 (CST)
(#1055)    To the Olyer Family here is Carolyn Hicks Heltzel's new address. Grand Ct . Apt. 301, 1 Liberty Place, Bristol, VA, 24201
Sassy Suzie Sigley <tinker66 verizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Tuesday, November 03, 2009 at 16:06:49 (CST)
(#1054)    Is there going to be a 50 year class reunion for the Class of '60 next year?
L. E. Trescott <l.trescott comcast.net>
Wilmingtom, DE USA - Monday, November 02, 2009 at 16:53:39 (CST)
(#1053)    Randy smith are you the same person that use to play music with Ardon Keffe. he is my uncle. he taught me how to play guitar.
mel keffer <melman566 yahoo.com>
brookville, oh USA - Monday, November 02, 2009 at 12:27:28 (CST)
(#1052)   To the founders of this website my name is Robert Spencer son of Okey Spencer I love your website I’m Aringllly from Morgantown I also have lot of roots around Richwood and Sutton area. I got to see the 4th grade picture of the Richwood grade school, 1960 1961 school year he's the 2nd to the right same row of the school logo between 2 girls
Robert Spencer <Spencer Robert aol.com>
Chesapeake, VA USA - Monday, November 02, 2009 at 00:48:26 (CST)
(#1051)   Would someone let me know when the Reunion for the Spencer family of Fenwick is!!!!
Lisa Martin <lmlm qcol.net>
Markleysburg, PA USA - Sunday, November 01, 2009 at 20:35:07 (CST)
(#1050)    I have deep Richwood Roots and LOVE Richwood! I am from the Rigsby, Spence, Loudermilk, Spencer branches. I would love to hear from anyone who is a descendant of James Spencer who is buried on Fenwick Mountain. It is stated in his war records of 1812 that he was an Indian. I would love to share information.
Lisa Martin <lmlm qcol.net>
Markleysburg, PA USA - Sunday, November 01, 2009 at 20:00:17 (CST)
(#1049)    The Green Bay Packers have moved on and Brett Favre has moved up to the Minnesota Vikings. Hey all you sports fans in Richwood and elsewhere. Would like to hear your Favre comments. Actually he is just an "ole" southern boy. Still has that fantastic throwing arm. What do you think?
Bob Persinger <rlpusnretired aol.com>
Greenfield, Wi USA - Sunday, November 01, 2009 at 19:18:55 (CST)
(#1048)    Hey Dee Dee, Cecelia, and Beth, and whoever else remembers me, I still love you all, send me an email. I grew up and lived in Richwood for 36 years, I live in Summersville now, the old town just ain't the same. Hey Tim Landrum, when did you move to Hawaii? Good luck with the books and the movie!
Neva Carden Alderman <nevastover yahoo.com>
Summersville, WV USA - Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 21:22:00 (CDT)
(#1047)    thinking of making a trip to your beautiful town this weekend. are the leaves still changing or have they dropped already?
ron wilt <bigtuna430 yahoo.com>
deepwater, nj USA - Friday, October 30, 2009 at 00:19:48 (CDT)
(#1046)    Just wanted to let everyone all over the country that you can tune into the Richwood - Summers County game Friday night 10/30/09 at 7:06 p.m. by logging into www.3ws957.com. They stream the game. EXCITING TIME FOR RICHWOOD. GO LUMBERJACKS!!!!!
Bertie Stanley Wall <bertiewallyahoo.com>
Summersville, WV - Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 05:16:55 (CDT)
(#1045)   Hello everyone! We are getting one of our old bands back together to play for the CRF in 2010! It will be Joey Fraley...Bill Dailey...Mike Davis...Mark Davis...Dana Groves and myself on drums. We have started practice already and it is coming together pretty good! Thanks to Frank and all the great folks at the Moose for letting us use the bingo room to rehearse in! Stay tuned for more and hope to see as many of you as we can next year!
Randy Smith <r_hollywood_98 yahoo.com>
USA - Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 05:27:41 (CDT)
(#1044)    Would like to comment to post 1041... Rose Tinney and Margret "lou" Russell are family... Rose is my mom's first cousin and Lou is my step sister. They are both doing very well, Rose is grandma, two beautiful grandchildren and Lou has seven absolutely beautiful grandchildren... Neither have changed very much at all, Lou is still the most beautiful lady I have ever known and Rose is still the same Rose...
Debbie <houstons_maw yahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 20:46:50 (CDT)
(#1043)    What ever happened to Joe Leeson class of 1977
Larry Windon <steve19592009 hotmail.com>
mt nebo, wv USA - Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 00:33:22 (CDT)
WHEELING, WV USA - Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 16:54:07 (CDT)
(#1041)    A great big hello to Rose Tinney of Richwood and Margaret Russell of Craigsville. My friends during our 8 years @ Milltown Grade School and 4 years @ Richwood High School class of 1965. Nelda Greene Persinger RN,BS,OHN,CCM.
Nelda Persinger <neldaprn aol.com>
Greenfield, Wi USA - Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 09:45:24 (CDT)
jimmy nichols <wildnan2005 aol.com>
tampa, fl USA - Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 20:07:03 (CDT)
(#1039)    Great web site. I grew up at Persinger loved going to Richwood to shop.
Linda Ward Wildman <lindawild roadrunner.com>
Belpre, Ohio USA - Monday, October 19, 2009 at 08:08:36 (CDT)
(#1038)    Comment to #1037 - I knew Terry, and Kip was a close friend of mine growing up. Kip and his wife live in Lewisburg, WV. He retired from the State and now sells realestate. I've talked to Kip several times but I failed to ask about Terry. I can get his phone number if you would like, just let me know.
Sonny <shammonds1 verizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 23:47:19 (CDT)
(#1037)    I am wondering if there is anybody who knows anything about Terry Cutlip, he would have been of class of 1960. His mothers name was Mary he lived with her and his grandmother. He had a cousin by name of Kip McMillion. If anybody knows any thing please reply to my e-mail
John F Neal <jfneal1 earthlink.net>
Warren, OH USA - Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 11:30:45 (CDT)
(#1036)    I was wondering if I could send you a picture of a possible mountain lion picture one of my buddies captured on his trail camera. I am from Preston County. Please email me and let me know
Keith Baker <kwb_2 hotmail.com>
Albright, WV. USA - Friday, October 09, 2009 at 15:27:55 (CDT)
(#1035)    Just want to give my love & prayer to my Aunt Nellie & Barbara & the Boys in the loss of there loved one Keith. Keith & I emailed each other & we talked about meeting together at LANCASTER to see a play & talk more about those old days in Richwood. Just had a great time talking, he loves to joke & he said he had to go to TX because he loved his moms cooking. He loved his family & missed his old friends like we all have moving away to find work. His work is over here & its time for him to rest . We can prepare to meet him & it will be a wonderful reunion. What a great day to look forward to. Love ye guys Doug .
DOUG MULLENS <aldenmullensaol.com >
WARREN, OH USA - Thursday, October 08, 2009 at 23:24:47 (CDT)
(#1034)    I haven't visited "back home" for several years. Would be interested in seeing some current pictures of Richwood. A big hello to Sonnie Hammonds of Richwood and Bob Hanna in Ohio. Bob P. in Wisconsin
Bob Persinger <rlpusnretired aol.com>
Greenfield, Wi USA - Thursday, October 08, 2009 at 18:37:44 (CDT)
(#1033)    Hello Richwooders. If anyone remembers my family and I lived on Riverside Drive in the 50's and 60's. My parents are Frank and Helen Davis and I have a brother Frank Jr. and sister Dinah. Just wanted to let you know that my mother had open heart surgery and a stroke in May of this year. She is home now and recovering.......slowly but recovering. I know she would like to hear from anyone who remembers. Her address is 405 Stanley St. Beckley, WV 25801. Also my brother Frank passed away October 22, 2006. Would also love to hear from any friends from the past.
Mike Davis <ekimasileMike Davishomail.com>
Durham, NC USA - Thursday, October 08, 2009 at 07:58:26 (CDT)
(#1032)    Answer to 1028. Read an article in tonights Nicholas Chronicle where a Daniel Green is living in Richwood and has opened up a Computer business. He graduated in 1991. Is this the one you are looking for? Also, to #1030 Peggy Shaver is Bubby Shaver's sister.
Sonya Blake Chapman <ceaaj verizon.net>
Craigsville, WV USA - Wednesday, October 07, 2009 at 21:00:24 (CDT)
(#1031)   Love this web site, takes me back to a calmer time.
Mary Griffey Hall <bunni232 aol.com>
Greensboro,Md. USA - Tuesday, October 06, 2009 at 20:24:58 (CDT)
(#1030)   Hi I wonder if Peggy Shaver is related to a Guy Nick name was Bubby Shaver. I knew him when I was little.
Sharon Michael <blurhawii gmail.com>
DAVIDSONVILLE, Maryland USA - Tuesday, October 06, 2009 at 19:06:14 (CDT)
(#1029)    I would love to have a 50 year reunion of the class of '61 in 2011. If we can't do it in Richwood maybe someone knows a better place. I have lost track of most of the class, maybe there is enough of us on to put together a list so they can be contacted.
Gary Cumberledge <garyjanc peoplepc.com>
Federalsburg, Md USA - Monday, October 05, 2009 at 15:50:22 (CDT)
(#1028)    I would really love to find some old school buddies I went to school with, one in particular is Danny Green, if anyone knows his where abouts plz contact me thru e-mail, casper27292yahoo.com , he was then and still is my best friend, I just aren’t seen him in years, I love Richwood and miss it very much, but drugs has taken over one of mother natures and gods greatest creation, god bless Richwood, it needs it.
James Mollohan <casper27292yahoo.com>
Lexington, NC USA - Thursday, October 01, 2009 at 01:33:59 (CDT)
(#1027)    Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia!
Denny Saunders <denny1332 gmail.com>
Baytown, TX USA - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 22:42:12 (CDT)
(#1026)    Sonya, Sorry to hear about mike. A lot of old and good memories of Richwood. hope to make a visit over there before next spring.
Phil Shortall, USN ret
ocean view, de USA - Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 10:45:03 (CDT)
(#1025)    In answer to #1023. Edgel and Mike are my first cousins. Mike passed away a few years ago (Cancer) but Edgel still lives in Richwood and still plays golf.
Sonya Blake Chapman <ceaaj verizon.net>
Craigsville, WV USA - Monday, September 28, 2009 at 15:15:09 (CDT)
(#1024)    Hi Richwooders, Just visited Richwood this last July. I had not seen the place since I was 16 years old (many years ago) My brother was born there (even many more years ago:) I was born in Nettie and once attended the high school in Richwood for a short time. I love it back East and will be returning in the Spring. Hopefully to see the much talked about ramp festival. I may live in Oregon but my heart is in West Virginia. Lynn Carver nee Linda Boyce
Lynn Carver <crowshadow2004 yahoo.com>
St. Helens, OR USA - Monday, September 28, 2009 at 08:40:11 (CDT)
(#1023)    Stumbled onto this web site. Many fond memories of Richwood. Owned Gwinn insurance agency for a short time and sold it to John McClung. Back around 1979 timeframe. Used to love to play golf at Richwood golf club with some of the Blake boys. Believe their names were Mike and Edgell. Retired from the navy in 1991 and retired from the trucking business two yrs ago. Reside by the beach in Delaware
Phil Shortall
Ocean View, DE USA - Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 10:44:25 (CDT)
(#1022)    William Bato Crites b. 8-18-1888 Bx Co d. 12-26-1960 buried Richwood Cemetery m. 1-24-1915 Bx Co Mary Cathern Rose b 7-9-1899 Box d. 3-22-1938 buried Richwood Cemetery Bato s/o William Riley Crites and Mahala Clark Crites, Sarah Melcina Crites b. Jan 1896 Bx. d. 5-12-1985 m/1 11-11-1912 Bx Co Clark Sylvanus McHenry 1885-1935 m/2 1943 Bx David Mullins/ens 1907-1957 all 3 of these folks are buried in the Hickory Flats Cemetery, Erbacon Webster Co WV ...Sarah Melcina Crites d/o Naham and Malinda Jackson Crites
Millie Hammonds Stinnett <milliehammonds verizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Friday, September 25, 2009 at 23:49:28 (CDT)
(#1021)    I saw the photo of Bato Crites and I was wondering if anyone had more info about him and his family. My Grandmother was Sarah Crities McHenry Mullins. My Father was Roy McHenry. Any information would appreciated!
Debbie McHenry Salyer <ladybug35768 hotmail.com>
madison, al USA - Friday, September 25, 2009 at 12:35:26 (CDT)
(#1020)    I am looking for information about my family's history. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Frank Ignatious, Jr. <fignatiousnetscape.com>
South Point, OH USA - Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 18:24:04 (CDT)
(#1019)    I recently returned to Richwood to attend my high school class reunion (Class of 1954). Had a great time. Visited some of my old fishing and camping haunts. In many ways, I really miss Richwood, the ramp festivals, homecoming, etc. I know I will be back soon. 1St the reunion, I saw some old friends whom I had not seen in over 50 years. It was great.
Duane Landacre <landwv hotmail.com>
Morgantown, WV USA - Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 12:51:05 (CDT)
(#1018)    To #1015: Go to Google images and type in Ignatius, Keith in the Search images box, you will find a picture of Keith on their.
Bettie Foreman <car-memory earthlink.net>
USA - Thursday, September 21, 2009 at 21:00:52 (CDT)
(#1017)    Hi Bob Hanna, Sure I remember you. I sent a message via your personal email address. I'm waiting for your response. Bob
Bob Persinger <RLPusnretired aol.com>
Greenfield, Wi USA - Monday, September 21, 2009 at 19:32:23 (CDT)
(#1016)    just wanted to say hello. i really enjoyed the homecoming in august.
thelma woodring <iathw msn.com>
columbus, ohio USA - Monday, September 21, 2009 at 17:28:39 (CDT)
(#1015)   Keith Ignatius.jpg on post (#1009) is coming up Forbidden You don't have permission to access /archives/Ignatius, Keith.jpg on this server. Is their another picture of Keith.....or website the picture is on.......Keith will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.
Helen, WV USA - Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 17:27:33 (CDT)
(#1014)    Hi Mike - It is good to see RHS doing well in Football I think they are #2 in the state in their division. As far as Buck getting old I am not sure. He might still have a lot on the ball but may be getting to old to bounce it.
Sid <spfsrf yahoo.com>
Kent, WA USA - Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 09:25:49 (CDT)
EDDIE AND EVA TYO <skt06 msn.com>
Craigsville, WV Nicholas - Monday, September 14, 2009 at 10:19:37 (CDT)
(#1012)    Hi! I'm trying to find information about my great grandfather. His name was John J. Metz. He worked at the tannery and his son John Jr. was the tannery's electrician. My great grandfather passed away in 1910 but my great grandmother and the kids did stay for a time. My grandmother was Pearl Metz and my great grandmother raised my uncle and father Herbert and George. How do I at least find out where he is buried. Than you for any help anyone might be able to give me.
Judith Roberts <jsthnldy yahoo.com>
Mentor, OH USA - Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 17:51:06 (CDT)
(#1011)    I check Richwooders all the time and it is GREAT to see friends still care about and love Richwood!!! How great is it that the football team is 3 and 0. We had a chance to see Jay Hewitt this summer (what a nice young man)!! Buck Frame was there also (nice older man). Richwood in the 60"s was right out of Norman Rockwell's America. Our best to all.
Mike Barrett
USA - Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 14:58:11 (CDT)
(#1010)    The best times of my life was growing up in Richwwod. My brother and I went back there every summer. The 60's and early 70's were great back then. Swimming at the falls, to riding our bikes over the swinging bridge. Playing baseball almost eveyday with great friends we had back then. Just sad to see how no stores are open any more.
John Bess <lovesports48 yahoo.com>
Columbus Twp, MI USA - Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 11:37:54 (CDT)
(#1009)    Keith L. Ignatius, 70, of Frazer, PA, on Saturday, September 05, 2009, found peace and the beginning of a new Journey, one of no pain and where pastures and golf courses are always green.
Keith was born on 11-27-1938 in Richwood, son of Anthony and Nellie Ignatius of Richwood WV. Keith graduated RHS in 1956, Participated in Mr. Edwin Pratt Orange and Black Richwood Band. Played tuba for the four years he was in the band. He was a special man with a huge heart. He always put everyone else before himself. He was the glue that held everyone together and the voice of reason when you needed good advice.
Keith worked hard his whole life. He held many different jobs, from a clerk at the Richwood newsstand to Nursing Aide at Alderson-Broaddus College Philipp West Virginia to help pay for his education at Alderson Broaddus College. He went to Palmer Seminary in 1961 to 1962. You can find pictures of Keith at his Memorial Website and he went to Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. He became minister of the Baptist Church in NJ in the mid 60's. And help the FIRST BAPTIST Church of Richwood out as acting pastor for the congregation for a few weeks in the early 60’s. He was author and joint author of youth ministry book that you can find on Amazon. I think he had a job oversees the editorial at the Valley Forge Pennsylvania: Judson Press in his career. And was a Marriage Counselor on top of everything else.
Keith had a soft spot for animals and loved to be out doors riding his bike. When he was not on his bike he enjoyed talking about cooking, he liked his daily crosswords puzzles, and he was really good and spending time with his family, and going to the golf course and playing 18 holes of golf, he took great pride in his golf game….Keith thought for the day: (Anyone for golf?)
Keith is survived by his mother, Nellie Ignatius of Texas; his daughter Michele M Tyler, Hatfield, PA.; His son Marc E. Ignatius of Norristown, PA.; his grand daughters Heather and Mercedes of PA. whom he loved dearly; brothers Bill, Tony, Roger, and Danny; sister Barbara of TX; his brother-in-law Willie L Tyler of PA; sister-in-law Kerry Krymis of PA. He is also survived by many more nieces and nephews who were all very special to him, each in their own way.
Our lives were all blessed to have Keith in them. He made our lives rich with his kindness and love. WE WILL MISS YOU KEITH. Rest well “Holy Golf Man” my friend.
Funeral services
Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm
Central Baptist Church
106 W. Lancaster Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
Ph# 610-688-0664
A tribute to my best buddy, Keith Ignatius
Click to see what Keith wrote in our guestbook:
Submitted by:Rodney Oyler
Keith is third from the top Row:
But I do hope that people will somehow mention with joy that while his earthly life his over, his life will have continued in the full presence of God.

Richwood, WV USA - Friday, September 11, 2009 at 22:24:51 (CDT)
(#1008)    Hi Richwooders. I was back there in July for a family outing and reunion and I had another great time. I did have an exciting ride though. Here's is a little hint on using a GPS. Be careful about asking for the shortest route. I did and was coming in to Richwood from Virginia. I thought I would try to find a shorter way home. At Lewisburg I was taken north on a nice two lane road that turned into a smaller two lane paved road. This then became a dirt road that became a logging road, I think. They were building the large wind mills on top of a mountain. That road was meant for only four-wheeled trucks. There were rocks there larger than my car. It was fun and scary and rough. All the time I was praying it would not rain. I would have been in mud up to my eyes. I made it and came out on Oakford Avenue. I will be more careful when I ask for GPS assistance. Hope I didn't bore any body. Looking forward to next year.
Bruce Seabolt <seaboltb yahoo.com>
Ocean Springs, MS USA - Monday, September 07, 2009 at 11:01:24 (CDT)
(#1007)    Just wanted to say hello to Bob Persinger. Do you remember me?
Bob Hanna <bobandcheri verizin.net>
Wadsworth, Ohio USA - Sunday, September 06, 2009 at 09:00:07 (CDT)
(#1006)    To #1004 - Hi Bob Persinger its me, Sonny Hammonds. I left Richwood for a period of time but came back. I have two sisters and a father that still here and this is home to me. Richwood has changed a lot since we were at RHS but nothing ever stays the same. I talk to your brother, Bud, every one and awhile and I always tell to tell you that I asked about you and to say hello. Hope to see you back home in Richwood real soon.
Sonny Hammonds <shammonds1 Richwood Guestbook verizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Friday, September 04, 2009 at 23:56:01 (CDT)
(#1005)    Bob Persinger .. Did you live on the corner of Front and McCarty Streets??
Millie Hammonds Stinnett <milliehammonds Richwood Guestbook verizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Thursday, September 03, 2009 at 23:13:31 (CDT)
(#1004)    I attended Richwood High School in the early 60s. I'm retired from the USN. I'm considering quitting my day job very soon and possibly relocating to the wonderful town of Richwood. Would like to hear from friends, neighbors and class mates.
Bob Persinger <rlpusnretired aol.com>
Greenfield, Wi USA - Thursday, September 03, 2009 at 18:00:44 (CDT)
(#1003)    In reply to (#991), please email me, perhaps I can give you some information. Butch Hinkle is my dad, he is 95 years old. He is very cognizant, needs assistance with ADL's, otherwise, in good health. Yes, I knew several of the Morty Frame family, Morty, his wife, Donna, Ruth, Sanford, and Captola.
zelma hinkle workman <zelmawwrkmn yahoo.com>
Louisville, OH USA - Monday, August 31, 2009 at 21:09:35 (CDT)
(#1002)    Hello to all back home! Would love to see some pictures from this year's CRF!!? Seems like the last post of pictures was from 2005. My best to all of you. Great job on the web site too!
Randy Smith
USA - Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 05:23:18 (CDT)
(#1001)    Nice to find this site...The Hinkle Reunion is Next Saturday at the Picnic Area across the Summersville Dam...Yes Butch Hinkle is My Papa will turn I think 96 in February I think it is.
Elizabeth Adkins <ballmom2664 aol.com>
Harts, WV USA - Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 22:58:24 (CDT)
(#1000)    Finally got back to the site to see if anyone responded, hey Cecelia e-mails me. Not far from you. Dee
Dee (Brown) Hammond
USA - Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 22:27:58 (CDT)
(#999)    Would like to update everyone on Peggy "Shaver's" condition. Peg had Open heart surgery on Thurs. due to 3 blockages in the main artery. She was moved from ICU today and is now in private room. Visited this afternoon and although she is feeling rough, she is doing good. She is in CAMC memorial division. Send her a card if u wants to 60 E. Main. I am sure family will see that she gets them.
Ginny Robinson <ginny_robinson hotmail.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 21:13:34 (CDT)
(#998)    Reply to #988 Alfred Bickerstaff b. 5-7-1887 Ritchie Co d. 6-24-1966 buried in Richwood Cemetery m/1 5-18-1910 Harrison Co EmmaLee Waybright b. 11-10-1884 Sutton Bx Co d. 1-2-1939 Richwood Nch Co buried Richwood Cemetery d/o Jenkins Waybright and Mary Catherine Caudy Waybright m/2 3-25-1942 Richwood Nch Co Marjorie Olive Thornton b.1905 Gbr Co d. 8-4-1995 Richwood Nch Co buried Richwood Cemetery Bickerstaff children were: George W b. 1912; Frank C b.1914; Jack 1920; Mary 1920(Rogers) Mary F Simmons Bickerstaff m/2 1900 Ritchie Co James W Taylor... soooooo Alfred's OB lists a half brother James L Taylor living in Arlington, Va
Millie Hammonds Stinnett <milliehammonds Richwood Guestbook verizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 17:30:36 (CDT)
(#997)    I attended the Richwood Cherry River Festival and the Hicks Family Reunion which was on that Sunday. All of my family was there from out of State except one daughter. My great-granddaughter had a wonderful rolling down the green grassy slope of the cabin where I stayed. I believe that was the first time she had ever done anything like that. That sure brings back childhood memories. At any event, we all had a great time, hope you did too if you attended. I did meet Elvin Hall who was staying at Four Seasons. I was very impressed at the size of the Richwood High School Band and they were great! There is no other place like Cherry River and the mountains. Richwood is unique too. I'll be back!
Judy Hicks Peters <MsReddra55 aol.com>
Scott Depot, WV USA - Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 14:58:24 (CDT)
(#996)    Hopefully will be visiting my Great Aunt, Edna Waneda Facemire and all my Facemire cousins Labor Day weekend. It's always nice to see Richwood again.
Barb Skidmore <skids-cards comcast.net>
Jackson, MI USA - Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 23:40:38 (CDT)
(#995)    I am glad that I was able to attend the Class of 58 Picnic on the 8th of August. I saw some of my old friends such as Dana Johnson and Roy McClure. I want to thank Donna Gaye Downey, Brenda Blankenship and Gay Johnson for insisting that I come there for the picnic. I also was so happy to see John Glascock and Dorothy. All were so gracious. Hope to be there next year.
Elvin Hall <ehall9 cfl.rr.com>
Melbourne, FL USA - Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 17:01:31 (CDT)
(#994)   MGS Class of 66 RHS 70 An original Milltown kid.
David Smithson <smithson99 frontiernet.net>
Marlinton, WV USA - Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 15:46:30 (CDT)
(#993)    I miss the updates, look forward to seeing them.
Robert Hanna <bobandcheri verizon.net>
Wadsworth, OH United States - Monday, August 17, 2009 at 08:04:23 (CDT)
(#992)    Visited Richwood this past June after 31 years. Looked up several old friends and work associates. Quite a bit of change. I was the Gauley District Ranger, Monongahela National Forest from 1974 - 1978.
Ron Scott <forester711 hotmail.com>
Cadillac, MI USA - Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 15:02:24 (CDT)
(#991)   Does anyone remember, Donna Frame or Morty Frame? Also it would be nice to talk Butch Hinkle's family. Butch Hinkle lived in Fenwick. I doubt if he is still living. I not I would like to know where his grave site is , just to visit.
Patty Sue Hinkle Jones
Patricia Hinkle Jones <patjones jonesengr.com>
Columbia, SC USA - Sunday, August 09, 2009 at 11:19:02 (CDT)
(#990)    I am with the Hicks Family, my grandfather was Thomas Hicks, I sure wish I could be there with the family this year for the reunion. I had a great time last year. I can't wait to see all the pictures. Have a great time!
Jennifer Percell <Pleadthefifth4u aol.com>
Pensacola, Fl USA - Thursday, August 06, 2009 at 18:38:32 (CDT)
(#989)    Born in Richwood, West Virginia January 7, 1948. Have visited over the years. Last visit was July, 2009.
Clint Boyce <clintb4 gmail.com>
Placerville, CA USA - Thursday, August 06, 2009 at 15:42:40 (CDT)
(#988)    I am looking for any information on Alfred Bickerstaff born May 7, 1887 and died on June 24, 1966 who married Emma Waybright--not sure of her maiden name. Alfred Bickerstaff is the son of Siotha Bickerstaff & Mary Francis Simmons.Siotha Bickerstaff is the son of my great great grandfather Alexander Bickerstaff 1824-1875 of Ritchie County, WV. Any information about the Bickerstaff family and their descendants would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Glea Foster <gleeclub19572001 yahoo.com>
Palestine, WV USA - Tuesday, August 04, 2009 at 07:19:46 (CDT)
(#987)    Looking for any informantion on the Norman family - in the early - mid 1900's. Believe great grandfather was in coal or lumber. Grandfather married and all 3 of his children were born in Richwood - but raised in Ohio. Great grandfather - Philip - grandfather was Alfred. He married Pauline Williams - 1928 (?) also living in Richwood. Thank you.
Linda Normna <lmoomaul verizon.net>
Oakland, MD USA - Friday, July 31, 2009 at 18:16:32 (CDT)
(#986)    A neighbor of mine said that another neighbor saw two bobcats and a coyote in his yard. I was looking for info on both animals in WV and saw what you had about the bobcat, but didn't see anything about the coyote. Your site looks very good and helpful, but maybe it needs one more animal on it.
Carolynne Cooper <carolynnecooper yahoo.com>
Vienna, WV USA - Friday, July 31, 2009 at 10:49:50 (CDT)
(#985)    If there are any of Harry Clinton Comstock's descendents still in Richwood, I'd love to hear from you. I'm interested in discussing our genealogy and family history. My grandfather (the "Uncle Pearl" referred to in Jim's autobiography) and Harry were brothers. web ~at~ gallifrey period org
J. Comstock <web gallifrey.org>
USA - Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 10:17:00 (CDT)
(#984)    Is there going to be a dance 'open to the public,' during the August Cherry River Festival? Thank you.
Judy "Hicks" Peters <MsReddra55 Richwood Guestbook aol.com>
Scott Depot, WV USA - Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 11:42:11 (CDT)
julie ruckman <va_coalminersdaughter Richwood Guestbook yahoo.com>
hampton, va USA - Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 18:04:03 (CDT)
(#982)    Would like to locate Blake, Lucas, or clemens that were stationed at Langley in 1960-62
Floyd Byrd <quana60 Richwood Guestbook aol.com>
anchorage, ak USA - Friday, July 24, 2009 at 21:04:57 (CDT)
(#981)    Trying to locate Allen Young from Richwood. He joined the USAF in October 1960 and we were in basic training together until December 1960.
Robert Atwell <zurn41 Richwood yahoo.com>
Wytheville, Va - Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 20:56:36 (CDT)
(#980)   Enjoy viewing your site, very informative. Maybe someone there can help me, my husband and I are looking for info regarding his grandfather, Benjamin Frank Mullins. Supposedly he was postmaster at LaFrank during 1920's. Always told place was named after him. Any input would be appreciated.
Mary Perrine Mullins <andrewmullinsm Richwood aol.com>
Chester, Va USA - Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 08:39:53 (CDT)
(#979)    Where is everyone going to meet doing the festival now that Susies is closed? Please let me know I’m looking forward to seeing everyone.
gary cumberledge <garyjanc Richwood peoplepc.com>
Federalsburg, MD USA - Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 19:30:32 (CDT)
(#978)   Class 1971, Richwood!  Glad to have this page, to check on old friends & family from Richwood.
Deborah Vogel, Bailes <bailesdab Summersville W. Va. yahoo.com>
Summersville, W Va.- Monday, July 20, 2009 at 20:53:41 (CDT)
COLS, OHIO USA43204 - Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 11:39:12 (CDT)
(#976)    Hello everyone. I was born and raised in Richwood, went to Tannery Grade and graduated RHS in 1963. My mother, Rose Kessler (class of 38) and one of my three brothers still live on Riverside Dr. I will be home for Cherry River Festival in Aug and hope to see a lot of my old friends while I am there. I love this site and check in from time to time. I enjoy reading each and every entry.
Karen Kessler Cottrill <Kesslerwv Richwood Guestbook aol.com>
Rock Hill, SC USA - Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 06:17:15 (CDT)
(#975)    Is Tom Spencer that you mention the Tom Spencer from Craigsville; I believe he also had a bother Ed? As I recall Tom was a professor at Ball State University in Indiana. The Tom Spencer that I remember was a good friend of my father, Charlie Faulkner. In their later years they enjoyed getting together and playing music. I believe Tom had a program where he dressed as Ben Franklin and did programs for schools and social events.
Sid Faulkner <spfsrf Richwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Kent, WA USA - Wednesday, July 08, 2009 at 17:13:51 (CDT)
(#974)    Tom Spence was my grandfather. His mother Liza had a sister Joanne Chambers. Joanne has a son still living (I think) and his name is Lysetter (Probably misspelled) Chambers. Does anyone know anything about this part of my family?
Susan Spence Garrison <susansgarrison Richwood Guestbook yahoo.com>
Vienna, WV USA - Tuesday, July 07, 2009 at 19:57:32 (CDT)
(#973)    Hello, like some folks I guess, I woke up one day and asked my self where it all started? The family tree that is. As I searched the web I came across this web sight. I saw that someone was asking about a Wanda Spinks. Would you believe my aunt’s name was Wanda (Dempsey) Spinks? She was married to Walter and they lived up in Mudley. I used to go visit them from time to time. My grandmother Edith (Given) Fleming used to take us to Richwood all the time to see my great grand mother Kate (Wood) Given. My sister Katrina was born in Richwood and I remember going to get her from the hospital. My Mother Martha worked at a little dinner just as you drove into Richwood. I went to Fenwick elementary school in the first grade. We lived in Fenwick just across the river by the drive in theater. I myself was born in Summersville, my two brothers were born in Webster Springs and most of my family lived in Camden on Gauley. I saw in another post that someone was looking for a book about Tioga. I Lived up Tioga with my dad Howard Dempsey and went to school for a year at the Cowen elementary school in the fifth grade. The Hayhust’s lived up Tioga also. Probably spelled Hayhust wrong. It’s sad, but when the mines started closing in the early 70's my step father Frank Vanbibber took us to Pa. so he could work. I saw the Hoover name somewhere and remember that my aunt Audry (Dempsey) married a Hoover. I have traveled the world and seen many things, but my mind and heart keeps coming back to this place of my childhood. I was in and out all the time. Spent the summers and some winters, but always called it home. I guess I was alot of trouble as a little kid, but God knows I have tried to make it up. I have fought in two wars, served my country for almost 24 years, raised 5 daughters, and still love and respect my mother, My father passed away a years ago. If anyone out there knows any of the families I am referring to you can always email me at chris.dempsey Richwood Guestbook us.army.mil, Thanks, have a great day, and God speed to all. Hope to hear from someone soon.
chris <chris.dempsey Richwood Guestbook us.army.mil>
USA - Tuesday, July 07, 2009 at 09:51:46 (CDT)
(#972)    I love Richwood! I have been living in it since I was born! I was born in Summersville and brought home to Richwood. I love all the nature and I love all the colors of the leaves. I and my family go to the Summit lake A LOT! We go in every season. In winter we love going up there and parking and just to sit there and look. We always walk on the lake when it’s frozen, we do that for fun. We love living here it’s just so beautiful! One time we rode up to Cold Knob to go look and the air was so fresh and it smelt like really good fresh air and there was a really good view of a big valley and it was beautiful! Me and my family love getting in the car and going everywhere!! We love going to the Greenbriar and we love riding to Black Mountain. And just taking pictures of the view and we just LOVE West Virginia!!!!!!!
Cherokee Garten <cherokeelg Richwood WV Guestbook yahoo.com>
Richwood, WV Monday, July 06, 2009 at 23:49:54 (CDT)
(#971)    I just love living in West Virginia!! It is the most beautiful state ever. I love it because it has a lot of colors and it has the most beautiful wildlife!!
Cheorkee Garten <cherokeelg West Guestbook yahoo.com>
Richwood, WV Monday, July 06, 2009 at 23:43:15 (CDT)
(#970)    Hello, to all I lived in Richwood until the 80's I got married and moved away I still visit at least once a year. I spent about an hour reading the guest book, and some of the names I know, and then I remember others. Dee Dee Brown, Dan Carden, Neva Carden Eddie Hosey and so many more I couldn't fit them all on this page If anyone would like to write me I would answer them. Take care all and God bless. Cecelia
Cecelia Cottrell <cece3699 richwood Guestbook yahoo.com>
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio USA - Monday, July 06, 2009 at 06:48:06 (CDT)
(#969)    My mom told me about this sight and have been reading all the comments. I hope Dee Dee Brown writes me back I would love to hear from you. also Dan Carden, Neva carden, Or any one else that would like to say hi I moved in the 80's but still come home once a year to visit take care Cecelia
Cecelia Cottrell <cece3699West Virginia Guestbookyahoo.com>
Cuyahoga Falls, ohio USA - Sunday, July 05, 2009 at 21:06:23 (CDT)
(#968)    That picture was Richwood Grade School 67/68 the 6th grade class. I looked Richwood Guestbook alot of pictures on this site. Dee
Dee (Brown) Hammond <dlhpooh Richwood Guest Book verizon.net>
Pkbg, wv USA - Saturday, July 04, 2009 at 22:54:36 (CDT)
(#967)    I grew up on Southside, swam in all those freezing swimming holes. Lost contact with many people over the years. This site is so wonderful. I think one of the girls in the 67/68 pictures Richwood Guestbook Middletown school is Lois Dilly (Schoolcraft) not sure but possible. Would love to come to a reunion 81. Also would love to have 1 movie of the Lumberjack Express during that time. If anyone would have any footage, I still have family there i see at least 1 time a year. Maybe i can make a trip to see it. Love to here from anyone i went to school with. Do they still do the Fab 40's reunion, Jelly Bean Whitney did chair that Richwood Guestbook one time. Have a great summer and Cherry River Festival. Thanks who ever did this site..... WONDERFUL. God Bless, DEE
Dee (Brown) Hammond <dlhpooh Richwood Guestbook verizon.net>
Pkbg, WV USA - Saturday, July 04, 2009 at 22:33:15 (CDT)
(#966)    Love to read about my home town I lived there 1945 till 1959 Linda.
Linda Browning <rashelter West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Princewick, WV USA - Friday, July 03, 2009 at 03:30:54 (CDT)
(#965)    #848 To answer your question regarding the train car, I have lived in Richwood almost 51 years. I remember the train. The depot was refurbished with grant money and still exists. Only wanted to ride that train. Seems like it was B&O? Could be mistaken, but there was definitely a train. The tracks were removed and it is a walking track.
Ginny Bailey Robinson <ginny_robinson Richwood Guestbook hotmail.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Thursday, July 02, 2009 at 21:49:41 (CDT)
(#964)    I was born and grew up in Richwood. Many fond memories. I left for college and never lived there again but for a long time returned once a year to visit. I graduated from Richwood High in 1947.
Joan Young Rich <jrich4 West Virginia Guestbook wi.rr.com>
Pewaukee, WI USA - Wednesday, July 01, 2009 at 20:24:16 (CDT)
(#963)    Just discovered the site. My mother, Joan (Young) Rich, age 78, grew up in Richwood, daughter of James Shirley Young (Red Young) and Lavinia (Johnson) Young. I visited Richwood almost every summer through the 1960s and 70s. I have wonderful memories of visiting my grandparents in Richwood in these days.
John S. Rich <jakjsr Richwood Guestbook hotmail.com>
Olympia, WA USA - Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 22:17:07 (CDT)
(#962)   Fenwick Ele. 6th and 7th grades 1959 - 1960, Fenwick, West Virginia - Row 2, #3 is Warren Perrine. His uncle operated the ESSO station in Fenwick.
Delford Chaffin <delford West Virginia Guestbook usa.com>
Clendenin, WV USA - Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 09:56:28 (CDT)
(#961)    #960 -- Joel Lee Hicks is my cousin. I believe he still lives in Pulaski but am not sure. We have the Hicks Family Reunion in Richwood the weekend of the Cherry River Festival and he and his sisters are usually there. I'm looking forward to seeing him, his sisters Mary Lou and Carolyn.
Judy Hicks Peters <MsReddra55 Richwood Guest Book aol.com>
Scott Depot, WV USA - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 06:56:31 (CDT)
(#960)    HELLO RICHWOODER's...hope everyone has a wonderful summer. I lived in Richwood in the 50's...attended Walnut St. Grade, Milltown and Richwood High...even though I did not get to graduate with my class of 59, I'll be thinking of the ones I remember when they have their reunion this summer. I hope it's successful and well attended and maybe some will remember me. I loved living in Richwood....many, many wonderful memories that can never be taken away. Since I do not have a classbook of 59', I would love for someone to e-mail me some of the pictures of the class....I have the class picture from Walnut Street and Milltown....I'll be making a visit to Richwood next month just to see the places where I lived, went to school and just drive around. I would like to see real estate listed....great for vacation homes...Hang in there Richwood, you'll be back... www.alandtoby West Virginia Guestbook aol.com
Toby Skidmore Folks <alandtoby West Virginia Guestbook aol.com>
Spotsylvania, VA USA - Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 12:46:46 (CDT)
(#959)    Dudley, I will be in Richwood for the festival, I will be camped at the motel if you all would like to stop by. We will probably be there for the whole week. We may camp at the lake for a few days also. This is an open invite for any one I went to school with.
Gary Cumberledge <garyjanc Richwood Guestbook peoplepc.com>
Federalsburg, Md USA - Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 08:18:11 (CDT)
ST.ALBANS, WV USA - Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 20:00:45 (CDT)
ST.ALBANS, WV USA - Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 19:06:00 (CDT)
(#956)    Hi, Its time to say hello to my relatives HARTFORD & SHARON GREEN, WANDA FOWLER, ROSE & GAIL PEYATT & ALL MY NEICES & NEPHEWS in Richwood & the surrounding area's. Boy, I miss coming home to WV. My husband Doug Mullens & I are both from Richwood. Dougs was in to see his 90 year old mom Mamie Forga she lost her only daughter Terry age 53 in April (Cancer), they were all a close family so pray for them .We are hoping to bring the camper home in a few weeks & stay awhile to be there for the Cherry River Festival. I’m getting excited. I hate to pack cloths but I don’t mind when I’m coming HOME. Hope to see a lot of you at the PARADE be looking for me, I dont see as well as I use to. Ha ha. I admit that, but not much else. Love ye all Katherine & Doug.
Katherine "Green" Mullens <aldenmullens Richwood West Virginia Guestbook aol.com>
Warren, OH USA - Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 16:23:25 (CDT)
(#955)    Would like to hear from anyone visiting the Monongahela National Forest & related araes surrounding Richwood, who think they have seen a cougar or mountain lion in last 6 months. A report was recently confirmed in Gaudineer Wilderness Area & tracks are being evaluated in western Pendleton County. Post responses in this guestbook.
John A Lutz <epuma West Virginia Guestbook hardynet.com>
Maysville, WV USA - Friday, June 12, 2009 at 09:03:13 (CDT)
(#954)    Hay Mark Ratliff call your brother Peewee
Peewee Ratliff <Peewee_68 Richwood Guest Book sbcglobal.net>
Concordia, Kansas USA - Tuesday, June 09, 2009 at 19:32:06 (CDT)
(#953)    reply to 933 --- Are you a relative of Zelda Smith? She was in the 1966 grad class and the only black girl in Richwood at the time.
Judy Hensley Bunting
Flag Pond, TN USA - Sunday, June 07, 2009 at 07:31:10 (CDT)
(#952)    Hi 67 grad Steve Marlowe lived on Front Street remember Freddy Webb, Scrappy Keener, Bud Hampton, Kenny Carden, Carlie Bill Reed & Diane, Jane Odell. Great Times at the swinging Bridge. Sandy Haga, Sandy King, Joe Gwinn, The Shoulders, Don Furr & Weggie, Carl Hosey, Mike Marshall. All those memories, something they haven’t figured out how to text yet. Maybe if they put a dam up S. Fork Richwood will shine again. The 50`s & 60`s were a special time in a special place. The drive- ins, the dances at the grill, the bowling alley, and the newsstand. We were luckier than we ever realized. Good kids growing up in a great place. The place is wonderful but, without people it is just another place. It made us but in turn we also made it. Maybe the greatest thing is the fact we complimented each other. Everywhere I have been, people say how special West Virginians are. I feel this is true for the most part, but I also feel that Nicholas County people are special West Virginians. You take something pretty darn good with you where ever you travel. I am glad I got to be part of it. May God be good to all of you, and may all your roads be smooth {although dirt ones are good too}. Steve Marlowe
Steve Marlowe <smarlowe West Virginia Guestbook nwwildblue.net>
Tiffin, Ohio USA - Tuesday, June 02, 2009 at 12:49:45 (CDT)
Julia Ruckman Waltrip <va_coalminersdaughter West Virginia Guest Book yahoo.com>
Hampton, VA USA - Monday, June 01, 2009 at 19:23:23 (CDT)
(#950)    Could someone tell mark Ratliff to call his brother?
Peewee Ratliff <Peewee_68 West Virginia Guestbook sbcglobal.net>
Concordia, Kansas USA - Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 18:41:36 (CDT)
(#949)   It's nice to here from home!
D.D. Russell <deloradee07 Richwood Guestbook yahoo.com>
Tappen, North Dakota USA - Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 11:30:45 (CDT)
(#948)    I was raised in Richwood and moved to So. Charleston in 1942 my grandfather was William Rufus Husk, father of John Wesley Husk whose wife was Edith Husk. My last visit was in 1964 when John Husk passed on. I can provide a lot of information on the Richwood scene from 1935 on. I was in the High School band under Ed Pratt.
Clyde R. Husk <chuskpejd Richwood Guest book verizon.net>
Garland, TX USA - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 12:45:47 (CDT)
(#947)    Mark your calendar for June 6th, 2009 for the 15th annual South Side Reunion. It will be a covered dish dinner, with the reunion committee providing the ham, turkey, drinks and tableware, the doors will be open at 10am, at the Richwood Middle School cafeteria. Come and visit with old friends and make new ones.
Peggy (Shaver) Beckett <PeggyRHS West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Richwood, WV. USA - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 21:42:00 (CDT)
(#946)   Reply to Kay Godfrey Combs #940. I graduated from RHS in 1958, and worked at the Northern Hotel. I used to observe Bato Crites loafing on Oakford Ave. as I walked to and from school. He was an interesting character who chewed snuff, whittled wood, and dug ramps in spring. He lived on one of the ridges above Richwood. Once he told me he was the meanest man on earth. He said "Where I come from the dogs are so scared of me that they won't come out at night".
Jim Wiblin <jimwiblin Bato Crites windstream.net>
Newark, OH. USA - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 22:52:49 (CDT)
(#945)    To T. White. Bob Smith's health is not good at all and he is no longer able to drive. The lady who worked at the newsstand was Mary Hicks.
Sonya Chapman <ceaaj West Virginia Guestbook verizon.net>
Craigsville, WV. USA - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 18:08:23 (CDT)
(#944)    I am a mountaineer security guard at Hawks Nest State Park. On April 4, 2009 at 4:30 am, I saw two deer in a field; I turned on my light and saw a mountain lion sitting on a wall watching the deer. When I turned on the light it left. Two days before a lady saw a mountain lion at the park overlook bathroom area around 9:00 pm. She reported the sitting to one of the maintenance men at the park.
Dana Redman <info Richwood WV. Guestbook dogwoodcabins.net>
Hico, WV. USA - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 10:44:40 (CDT)
(#943)    Reply to T. White. In answering your question about Bob Smith. He is the brother of my Aunt Winifred Hicks Smith's husband, who lives in Vienna, WV. I understand that Bob's health is not good at all, maybe dementia, so I hear, but not confirmed. So, I doubt he'll be involved with the Cherry River Festival this year. He was always so active and always at the dances they held during the Festival too.
Judy Hicks Peters <MsReddra55 Bob Smith aol.com>
Richwood, WV. USA - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 00:43:52 (CDT)
(#942)    I'm trying to reunite with my brother Richard (R.K.) Hiller who, I believe, lives in Richwood, WV. He lives with Sheryl Cox and her son Austin. If anyone knows them please let me know how to get in touch or let him know to call his mother.
Andy Hiller <hillerandy Richwood Guestbook yahoo.com>
Marion, MA USA - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 10:07:52 (CDT)
(#941)    Is Bob Smith still involved with the Cherry River Navy? Is he the one who owned the News Stand and Santa's Workshop? How is he doing these days? Would love to hear more about the history of the News Stand....when it opened, when it closed, who was the older woman who worked behind the counter?
T White <twhite Bato Crites nhcs.net>
Wilmington, NC - Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 15:07:21 (CDT)
(#940)    I use to hear my parents talk about Bato Crites. What is the story on him?
Kay Godfrey Combs <kcombs Bato Crites svca.net>
Stephens City, va USA - Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 14:35:26 (CDT)
(#939)    I was born in W.Va. Moved to NY in 1959.Dad needed work. Retired from Kodak. Come back home 3-5 times a year. No place on earth like W Va. No better people or sights and all things to do. I have shed lots of tears when I see something or hear something that reminds me of home and I am sitting alone or in my vehicle traveling. Dorthy said it perfect in Wizard of Oz. There's no place like home.
Greg Radford <pradford Richwood W Va Guestbook peoplepc.com>
Hemlock, NY - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 17:21:38 (CDT)
(#938)    J.W. Hollifield was also my uncle. He was my father, Harve Hollifield's brother. He lived in Milltown, beside the Hanna's, right across the street from the grade school. You must be my cousin Cindy. I remember all those great times when your family would come to visit. We would go to Woodbine, the Falls, all those great places. What wonderful memories!
Jeff Hollifield <jshollifield West Virginia Guestbook suddenlink.net>
Princeton, WV USA - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 16:13:57 (CDT)
(#937)    It's me again, # 900; my daughter & I are coming to Richwood next week. I am really looking forward to showing her where I & her Dad first lived 28 yrs ago. Names of people that I can remember as friends: Margie & Dale Dillard & they had a small son, Eric, Eddie Bayless? , Ronnie Marcum & Lisa Caraway? Anyway, we are coming to take pictures & just relax. A mother- daughter road trip! YEEEHAAAA! See You Soon!
Karen Smith Crawford <mammac53 Richwood Lumberjacks News yahoo.com>
Corydon, Indiana - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 23:41:03 (CDT)
(#936)     The policeman is JW. Hollifield he is my uncle from my mothers side (Bobbie Hollifield). He was a great uncle and always showed me a good time. He used to take me swimming at the old fishing hole.
Cynthia Wilson Cole <wilson_cynthia Richwood Lumberjacks News yahoo.com>
Sarasota, Fl USA - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 19:43:38 (CDT)
(#935)    Antoinette Hewlett: Richwood does have a 'ramp festival,' but I'm not sure when it is. I was born in Richwood and do remember hearing about the ramps and there was a man they called 'Bato Crites," who carried a bag of them on his back and dug for ramps quite often. I remember seeing him. My grandmother wouldn't cook the ramps because of the strong odor, so I never ate or smelled them. Also, I believe Jim Comstock who owned the "Newsleader" was the one who added the ramp juice to the ink for the Newsletter. That was quite an event when that happened!
Judy Hicks Peters <MsReddra55 Richwood Lumberjacks News aol.com>
Scott Depot, WV USA - Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 23:09:11 (CDT)
(#934)    I lived on Crupperneck Rd., RHS class of 62. I get back one or two times a year and really enjoy the country & the visits Tom Mullens. <tomcat3 Richwood Lumberjacks News q.com> May 16, 09
Tom Mullens <tomcat3 Richwood Lumberjacks News q.com>
Boise, Id USA - Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 17:35:27 (CDT)
(#933)     I lived in Richwood for a few years when my mother was a teacher there. In fact, I was the first African-American graduate of Richwood High School. My sister Lois later graduated there also. A couple of nights ago I had a meal at a gourmet restaurant in San Francisco which had ramps as part of the entree dish, and of course I had to order it for that reason. I have not had ramps since I left Richwood and have fond memories of the entire town smelling like ramps because the newspaper was printed with ink which had ramp juice added one week during the spring. I look forward to coming back for a visit sometime soon, and in the meantime I will have to find a place to buy ramps!
Antoinette Payne Hewlett <PayneHewlett Richwood Lumberjacks News aol.com>
Oakland, CA. USA - Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 15:31:45 (CDT)
(#932)     Love this site worked with Bob Hanna in the late 70's early 80's at Royal Crown Bottling of Richwood
Dan Carden <dcarden63 Richwood Lumberjacks News adelphia.net>
morgantown, wv USA - Friday, May 15, 2009 at 17:46:57 (CDT)
(#931)     I grew up in Richwood, went to Tannery up until 3rd grade, then returned for my junior year in High School. Treasured Memories.
Patricia Lucky <bcarelady Richwood Lumberjacks News yahoo.com>
Ashland, OH. USA - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 20:05:31 (CDT)
(#930)     If you are going to be at the Southside Reunion and we have the time, I would like to get together with whomever for a golf foursome. I don't really know where to go in the area
Bruce Seabolt <seaboltb Richwood Lumberjacks News yahoo.com>
Ocean Springs, MS USA - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 19:12:46 (CDT)
(#929)     I was looking through the pictures of the Fenwick Elementary School 6th grade 1959-1960 and I know the names of a few not listed. they are row 2 #1 is Jerry Davis, row 4 #1 is Charlie Wilson, row 4 # 2 is Sandra Knight, row 4 #3 is Steve Taylor. These are the ones I am sure of; they are all from Holcomb where I grew up. I hope this helps someone remember the old days like they did me.
Larry E. Brown <jbbleb Richwood Lumberjacks News embarqmail.com>
Wake Forest, NC. USA - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 16:33:25 (CDT)
(#928)     Going to be in this year and bringing golf clubs. Let’s have a foursome or more. Reggie Denna
Reggie Denna <rdenna21 Richwood Lumberjacks News hotmail.com>
Keswick, VA. USA - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 11:17:19 (CDT)
(#927)     Where can one get the Historical Picture Book?
Marilyn Seitz <msueseitz Richwood Lumberjacks News comcast.net>
McGaheysville, VA. USA - Monday, May 11, 2009 at 18:44:46 (CDT)
(#926)     I am so disappointed to hear that C & S Restaurant is closed. I had planned on taking my family to one of their famous breakfasts in August when we are there for the family reunion during the Cherry River Festival. They had the best pies and cinnamon rolls! What a’ letdown!'
Judy Hicks Peters <MsReddra55 Richwood Guestbook aol.com>
Scott Depot, WV. USA - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 22:59:35 (CDT)
(#925)     With the C&S Restaurant now closed, where in the world will we be able to find a good chili dog when we come into town? I am glad I bought the big historical picture book there last year. It has been a great reference to go down memory lane.
Bruce Seabolt <seaboltb Guestbook yahoo.com>
Ocean Springs, MS USA - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 12:51:51 (CDT)
(#924)     Richwood... I can't imagine a childhood anywhere else. I spent my youth riding the bike my dad purchased at the Western Auto, it was a purple huffy, with a banana seat and white basket on the front and I was 10. I spent summer days at the Chestnut Hole, the Falls, Church picnics at Woodbine and I agree that is the coldest water I have ever been in! Richwood has changed and the changes are sad when they are so negative, but the important things haven't changed... The Church still has Father's Day Picnic at Woodbine (and water's just as cold!); the Chestnut hole looks the same now as it did then... The big mill's, North Bend is still the greatest place to grab your lunch and go sit and eat... It's still safe to stroll down the street and you will always see a familiar face... it's still a great place to raise those kids and a great place for the grandkids to visit... my grandson loves to come to RICHWOOD and says when he is five he is going to live here... now how cute is that... I love my memories of Richwood of growing up; I looked forward to visiting it when I lived away... Richwood will always be more than a place to all those who lived here... it will forever be our "hometown"...
Debbie <houstons_maw West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Richwood, WV. USA - Friday, May 08, 2009 at 06:50:37 (CDT)
(#923)    Yes Judy Peters, the C&S Restaurant is closed. Much to our regrets.
Sonya Chapman <ceaaj Richwood Guestbook verizon.net>
Craigsville, WV USA - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 19:59:30 (CDT)
(#922)     OMG, Guest 921, you have my memories! I haven't lived in WV since 1984 and I was just searching the web to find a road that goes up from Riverside Drive but you end up in Greenbrier county (when I was 7 we called it Greenbrier Mountain Road) When I was small, my family lived on Riverside Dr., My sister and I went to Tannery, when I was in the 5th grade we moved to Ronceverte but, we always stayed close to the Collin's family and, until I was 18 we would go back to the CRN festival as many times as we could. I remember a band practice in their basement, Randy played the drums, his sister Cathy, my sister, and I were thick as thieves during festival time, I have been to the Falls, to Woodbine, <=coldest waters I have ever been in! And have many fond memories of time spent at a resturant as you go up the hill out of town. Since I've been back in WV, I heard of the hard times Richwood is having and that's sad, but my Richwood is a treasure and I'll hold that memory always.
Sue Couch <rify Richwood Guestbook verizon.net>
Ronceverte, WV USA - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 08:36:31 (CDT)
(#921)     What a great sight. I’ve seen names I haven't heard of in years. Don Furr, I lived on Southside and I use to come to your house and bug you for guitar lessons. I played in a rock band with Mark Marshall, Randy Lester, and Chester Carden called the Outer Limits. Randy Smith played with the Dukes with Bill Daily at the American Legion. I honestly miss those times along with fishing and swimming at the various swimming holes in South Fork, the Willow hole, the Chestnut hole, Woodbine and the Falls. I try to get back to Richwood during the Cherry River Navy Festival. I find it very relaxing to come back and visit regardless of what shape the city is in. my wife makes fun of me for driving around the town about 100 times and she gets to hear all the stories each year. My mother loved Richwood and all she spoke about was getting back there to live. Sadly my mom, Joann Angius passed away on December 2, 2008. She was 75 and still had Richwood very much alive in her. We had gangs in Richwood, Jimmy Marlow, Curtis Louden, the Whitney's, Freddie Hampton, Randy Lester, and Randy Collins. In closing I hope to get down for this years festival. My wife and I own several businesses and sometimes it’s hard to get away but we have reservations at the Four Seasons. Hope to see you soon. John Angius
John Angius <zangius West Virginia Guestbook aolcom>
wheeling, wv USA - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 19:15:37 (CDT)
(#920)    To: #910. In my last message on Guestbook I made a mistake in my message. I should have said after you "turn right", not 'Left" and go down Oakford Avenue and the restaurant was on the left side of the street.
Judy Hicks Peters <MsReddra55 Richwood Guestrbook aol.com>
Scott Depot, WV USA - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 10:16:18 (CDT)
(#919)     In your message on Guestbook you said that the restaurant on Oakford Ave was closed? Is that the one on the left after you turn left at the Intersection going down Oakford Ave.? I always enjoyed breakfast there whenever I attended the Family Reunion during the Cherry River Festival and had planned on that this coming August. Thanks!
Judy Peters <MsRedddra55 Richwood Guest book aol.com>
Scott Depot, WV USA - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 10:13:45 (CDT)
(#918)     Hello Class of '82! After living in the Great Northwest for almost 20 years I've returned to Wild Wonderful West Virginia. I'm sending a shout-out to ya'll and hope to get a few back.
Stephen Young <smyoung64 West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Craigsville, WV. USA - Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 08:44:18 (CDT)
(#917)    Still in the Army. Hey Lumberjacks both past and present
Larry Gwinn <psglmg West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Fountain, Co. USA - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 18:36:36 (CDT)
(#916)    Just a reminder of the 15th annual Southside Reunion. Mark your calendar and plan to attend. Post # 875 gives details of the event. Hope to see everyone there.
Peggy (Shaver) Beckett <peggyrhs West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Richwood, WV. USA - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 17:54:45 (CDT)
(#915)    Thanks, Tom, for the pics. It sure did bring back memories
Kathy Gambill Jiles <kathy29j West Virginia Guestbook casinternet.net>
Parkersburg, WV. USA - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 12:49:03 (CDT)
(#914)     Here is another ramp dinner, The Roan Mountain Chapter 29 of NC. Eastern Star; will be having their annual ramp supper May 2nd. From 4.00pm and continuing until the food is gone, at the Bakersville Masonic Lodge on Highway 226. Bakersville, N.C. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children under 12.
Bettie Shine <bshine West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Johnson City, TN. USA - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 12:32:09 (CDT)
(#913)     Randy Smith--I saw your Email on this site and remembered all the good old times we had in the bands. Those are great memories and I'm glad you made me think of them. I'm going to Richwood the weekend of May 8th 2009. Hope to see some of my old friends. Don Furr
Don Furr <don.furr West Virginia Guestbook live.com>
N. Ridgeville, OH USA - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 20:43:17 (CDT)
(#912)     Ramp is offered in other locales in Nicholas County, Leivasy Grade School and Craigsville Grade School has a really good quality dinners. Jenkins Chapel United Methodist Church, Mathias, WV. has a really good dinner of ramps, fried potatoes, brown beans, ham, and corn bread at the church’s social hall.
Mary H Brown
Fairfax, VA. USA - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 06:38:51 (CDT)
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I was told by telephone that the ramp dinner at Jenkins Church, Mathias, WV, is May 23rd. Last year the dinner was on May 17 (3rd Sat.) Don't know why the date keeps changing but doesn't seem to be the 1st Saturday as reported here.
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Harrisonburg, VA. USA - Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 11:21:46 (CDT)
(#910)     In answer to #907, You're right...one won't find the city the way it use to be...most all the stores, no, all the old stores are closed and forgive me, other than two wonderful flower shops, one great jewelry store the rest of main street's stores are "junk" stores. You will still find the pool halls on Oakford, but long gone is the resturant that so many enjoyed... But what you can still find in this little town that we all grew up in, is peace and quiet... a sense of well being at still being able to stroll down town after your evening meal, being able to sit on your porch and enjoy fresh air and the sounds of your neighbors mowing their yard. You can pick up your fishing pole on your way out the back door and hit one of the forks of the Cherry and fish. Oh heavens yes, the town may have changed in many ways, but in the important ways it will never change. Yes, economy has forced changes in Richwood in many way over the last 30 years, but it's still home to those who understand that the things we hold close to heart and what truly makes this Richwood, isn't a store front... it's heart. God bless the good folks of Richwood and all the many who in heart will always call it home.
Debbie <houstons_maw West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Richwood, WV. USA - Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 21:17:26 (CDT)
(#909)     Hi everyone I'm still alive
Peewee Ratliff <Peewee_68 West Virginia Guestbook sbcglobal.net>
Concordia, Ks USA - Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 19:49:58 (CDT)
(#908)     I had to share this wonderful morning with the guestbook readers...I am sitting in my living room, windows opens throughout the house allowing the cool morning to cool the house, (it's been in the 80's), it becomes 65 before the sun rises and I close the house up and it keeps that temp until well after 3 before it starts to warm up...The big mill whistle just went off letting me know it's 6am...I sit here by only the glow of my laptop screen, listening to the many birds out side my windows sing a loving morning song, the sound of the water rippling down the Cherry River gives a relaxing feel and make my coffee taste better, honestly. My house sits up on the hill across the road, I can see the river behind the house on the lower road, but I can hear it like it was just beyond the front porch. How wonderful to live in a area where you can safely open the windows and enjoy the peace of mornings the way nature in tented one to indeed start a day with such a relaxing sense of being. Good Morning Richwood.
Debbie <houstons_maw West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Richwood, WV. USA - Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 05:04:45 (CDT)
(#907)     #900 - You won't be too pleased with what you see in Richwood. It isn't the quaint little town that we remember. The hospital is now closed along with most of the city.
USA - Monday, April 27, 2009 at 15:17:44 (CDT)
(#906)     On April 25, 2009, Mrs. Terry Westfall left her diseased body to live forever with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. For those who would like to send letters and cards of condolences, and flowers may be sent to
Little Laurel Road,
Richwood WV 26261
Phone: (304) 846-4828
Linda Edwards, Kentucky,- Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 20:02:42 (CDT)
(#905)     I was just browsing looking for ancestors Ethel and Kay Pearker. I know some came from Nicholas County, and other adjoining counties. I thought this may be a good place to look since I found something that mentioned an Ethel Pearker of Richwood. I do not know if she is related. I still have some digging to do in the late 1930's.
Rose O'Neal <jute72150West Virginia Guest Bookmypacks.net>
Murrysville, PA. USA - Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 14:45:55 (CDT)
(#904)     Does anyone have any information on class of 1971? Don't believe it has been almost 40 years. e-mail <chrltthickman West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Charlotte Roach Hickman <chrltthickman West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Parkersburg, WV. USA - Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 10:58:03 (CDT)
(#903)    Milltown Class Photos:
5th grade 1953-54
Row1- #2 Ruth Seabolt,#6 Ruby Seabolt
Row 3- #1 Ronnie Swearingen # 8 Patricia McQuade
Row 4- # 1 Patsy Myers, # 7 Gary Cumberlege

4th grade 53-54
Row 1 - # 1 Donald Prunty, # 2 Lou Lynne Woodyard, # 6 Edwina Hall
Row 2-# 2 Buford Chambers
Row 3- #1, Donald Forga, # 4 Cassie White , # 7 Donald Prunty, # 8 Reva Cool
Row 5- #1 Eddie Stowers, # 5, Mary (Sidder) Kessler
Sherry Lafferty McCoy <gensherry Richwood Guestbookvelotech.net>
Weaverville, California USA - Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 13:17:23 (CDT)
(#902)     Hello Richwood! Don't get to this site too often, but enjoy it each time I do. My husband Bill McCoy (class of '61) and I (class of '62) have lived in California since 1976. I would like to know any information about either class’ reunion for 50 years (coming up waaay too soon). To Julia Ruckman Waltrip- my sister Vickie Lafferty Simmons lives at Hatteras, N.C. on the Outer Banks. Her e-mail is <Vickisimmons Richwood Guestbook aol.com> if you would like to contact her. It's been a long time, but I remember you from Leivasy. If anyone wants to correspond, we'd be happy to share memories with you.
Sherry Lafferty McCoy <gensherry Richwood Guestbook velotech.net>
Weaverville, California USA - Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 12:44:05 (CDT)
joe caldwell <j7cald Guestbook aol.com>
hobe sound, fla USA - Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 10:57:27 (CDT)
(#900)     I lived in Richwood in 1980-81, Was Director of Respiratory Therapy @ Sacred Heart Hospital. The Rainbow Family met there @ the 3 forks of the Williams? Or Cherry River. Quite an event!! The Hospital was run by Nuns. I am planning to come back to Richwood at the end of May. Wonder if anything will be familiar after 28 years?
Karen (Smith) Crawford <mammac53 West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Corydon, IN. USA - Friday, April 24, 2009 at 00:23:43 (CDT)
(#899)    Hello Richwood and class of 61 does anyone know where Vickie Lafferty is? I sure would love to hear from her, they live over the funeral home in Richwood for a while in the fifty or sixty. Is she in the Carolinas?
Julia Ruckman Waltrip <va_coalminersdaughter West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Hampton, VA. USA - Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 19:18:36 (CDT)
(#898)     It might just be my memory playing tricks on me but as a small child traveling to Richwood in the early 1960's with my parents to visit my great aunts, I remember passing a train car, I believe it was painted, and it sat beside the road (don’t know if it was being used for anything) so did it really exist or was it just my five year old imagination? Does anyone else remember it? It was beside the road shortly before heading into Richwood.
T. White <twhite2795 West Virginia Guestbook aol.com>
Wilmington, NC USA - Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 15:46:37 (CDT)
(#897)     I want to tell you in the Milltown Grade School pictures. Grade 3, 1946-1947, the picture in the 3rd.row down and the 5th.picture over is Jeanette Green. Also the picture in Grade 1, 1948-1949.The picture in the 3rd. row and the 4th.picture over is Robert Green. We use to live at Upper Spruce Street, Richwood, WV… 1948-1949
Carol Oyler <Carrol1 West Virginia Guestbook aol.com>
Dunbar, WV. USA - Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 13:12:42 (CDT)
(#896)     I was just browsing looking for ancestors (Larcom, Larcomb, Larcombe). I know some came from Lewis Landing, Washington County, Delaware County, Marion County, Ohio and other adjoining counties. I thought this may be a good place to look since I found something that mentioned a grocery store owned by C. A. Larcomb. I do not know if he is related. I still have some digging to do.
Rebecca Veasman <beckysv7 Richwood WV. Guestbook msn.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 19:43:36 (CDT)
(#895)     Bob Hanna u were talking about Jim Fowler. He is my relation. My Uncle Arden Keffer still lives down the hollow from Jim & Wanda. I think I am related to you 2 e-mail at <melman566 Guestbook West Virginia yahoo.com> my granddad was Vernon Keffer. Some people called him Cotten
Mel keffer <melman566 Guestbook West Virginia yahoo.com>
Brookville, Oh USA - Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 12:47:05 (CDT)
(#894)     To Sonny and Sonya Thanks for the information about the outfitter. CHUCK
Chuck Green <cwgreen41 West Virginia Guestbook aol.com>
Earlysville, Va USA - Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 21:37:29 (CDT)
(#893)     This is for Randy Ward #849 I tried to email you. It kept bouncing back. Hope you will see this and contact me.
Regina Mathews <rmathews1 West Virginia Guestbook twcny.rr.com>
Chittenango, NY USA - Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 17:13:29 (CDT)
(#892)     In reply to Tim Landrum's question about the swimming holes around Richwood. I remember going to the "Snake Hole" to swim when I was a child. And, YES! The water was ice cold and I believe deep in some spots.
Judy Peters <MsReddra55 West Virginia Guestbook aol.com>
Scott Depot, WV USA - Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 23:18:23 (CDT)
(#891)     Comment to 886... Swimming holes around Richwood... Chestnut Hole... I remember the Bucket hole and Willow hole, and snake hole... and the Falls... wow... the bucket hole was where I learned to swim... and spent most of my summer days at the Chestnut hole... what great memories... thanks for reminding me of the old swimming holes.
Debbie <houstons_maw West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Richwood, WV. USA - Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 22:33:53 (CDT)
(#890)     OOPS! I meant to say the South Fork of the Cherry. Sorry, it has been a long time.
Bruce Seabolt <seaboltb West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Ocean Springs, MS USA - Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 19:48:11 (CDT)
(#889)     To #886, the one swimming hole that I remember was the "Hub Hole", up on the north fork of the Cherry River. I was only about seven the last time I swam there. I understand it is all filled in now too. The big rock is still there though.
Bruce Seabolt <seaboltb West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Ocean Springs, MS USA - Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 19:45:18 (CDT)
(#888)     Does anyone remember a family by the last name of MacKenzie that lived up Oakford Avenue near the Baptist church on that same street? I believe they had a son named Jay. Also I believe they called his father 'Jigs." My parents were good friends with his parents in the late 40s and possibly early 50s when we lived there. They used to go to the "Rainbow Grill" and dance. That was a fun place - no band - just a 'jukebox," and a gathering place for a lot of Richwooders that loved to dance! Thanks.
Judy 'Hicks" Peters <MsReddra55 Richwood Guestbook aol.com>
Scott Depot, WV USA - Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 22:07:56 (CDT)
(#887)     Comment No. 879 to Chuck Green, I was a very good friend of your Mom and loved her very much. She was a wonderful lady, as well as her parents. My parents sang in a quartet with your grandfather and another gentlemen and I played the piano for them. Getting back to your question of Cranberry River, the fellow who has the mules and takes people in to camp and fish is Rick Green, 101 Little Laurel Rd, Richwood, WV 26261 and his phone number is 304-846-2449. Hope this helps you out and that your friends have a wonderful time.
Sonya B. Chapman <ceaajRichwood Guestbookverizon.net>
Richwood, WV. - Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 19:42:22 (CDT)
(#886)     Mel, I think the reason it's called "The Blue Hole" is because you turn blue if your brave enough (or foolish) enough to jump in it. Can anyone name all the swimming holes around Richwood? I remember The Willow Hole, Snake Hole, The Bucket Hole and Slant Rock. Some of these maybe different names for the same spot. It's been to long since I wondered the back roads and dirt paths leading to them to remember which hole was which now.
Tim Landrum <talltales08 Richwood Guestbook gmail.com>
Akron, Oh USA - Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 11:36:59 (CDT)
(#885)     I am looking for relatives of Wade, Bernard and Dallas Dawson still living in the Richwood area. I live in Indiana and would love to contact my cousins. If anyone can help me out my E Mail Addy is: <Vanillaheart Richwood aol.com>
Jennie Dawson Anderson. <Vanillaheart Richwood aol.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 10:36:21 (CDT)
(#884)     To #879 - Chuck Green. Bruce Donaldson at "Four Seasons Outfitters" used to do this but am not sure whether he still does or not. The PH number for Four Seasons is 304-846-2862
Sonny Hammonds <shammonds1 Richwood Guestbook verizon.net>
Richwood, WV. USA - Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 21:49:48 (CDT)
(#883)     I sure do remember the Blue Hole, cold wasn't the word for it. Jim Fowler and I used to go there. I washed my car in the creek beside the church great memories…
robert hanna <bobandcheri Richwood West Virginia Guestbook verizon.net>
wadsworth, oh United States - Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 11:56:09 (CDT)
(#882)     Does anyone know of the Blue Hole up Little Laurel? When I was a kid we would go swimming up there. Man it was cold, Even in the middle of July when it was 95 degrees was still cold. My uncle Arden Keffer told me it was filling in with sand from clear cutting 2 bad
Mel Keffer <melman566 Richwood yahoo.com>
Brookville, Oh USA - Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 09:03:04 (CDT)
WHEELING, WV USA - Monday, April 13, 2009 at 18:23:32 (CDT)
(#880)     l am married to Donald Edward Tinnel for 38 years now he just find Ronnie Tinnel and we just got back from then
Mrs. Mattie Sue Minor Tinnel <mattietinnel Richwood West Virginia Guestbook rocketmail.com>
Magnolia, Delaware USA - Monday, April 13, 2009 at 15:34:00 (CDT)
(#879)    This is a great site! I was born at Sacred Heart in April of 1959. My grandfather was Charles Carl Houghton; My Grandmother was Olive Blanch Houghton. They lived at 7 Chestnut Street. My Mom was Jean Houghton Green and passed away after a long battle with Cancer on February 25th of this year. I wonder if any one can tell me a name and contact information for someone who will carry you and your camping/ fishing gear into Cranberry via mules. I have some friends who want to camp and fish on Cranberry River next month and someone told them that someone was offering this service for a fee.
Chuck Green <cwgreen41 Richwood West Virginia Guestbook aol.com>
Earlysville, Va USA - Sunday, April 12, 2009 at 19:00:41 (CDT)
(#878)     Hi again. I know all in Richwood is well acquainted with Michael Barrett, but do you also know of his younger brother Joe. I was given a book of poems which he wrote. I am not sure of the date. I have enjoyed reading the poems several times. He autographed it, I assume, to my sister when she was living in Richwood during the 70's. If anyone is interested, I plan to have it with me when I come up for the Southside Reunion in June.
Bruce Seabolt <seaboltb Richwood Guestbook yahoo.com>
Ocean Springs, MS USA - Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 20:49:52 (CDT)
(#877)     Looking for a book that was written about Tioga...anyone have any knowledge of it? Thanks. Class of 1964. If anyone remembers me....Hi!
Vivian (Boggs) Hytovick <VivHy Richwood West Virginia aol.com>
Dunnellon, FL USA - Friday, April 10, 2009 at 21:38:30 (CDT)
(#876)     Mr. Richard Hoover, My family and I have such fond memories of you and your family. My mother, Pearl Shaver, and sister-in-law, Annabell Shaver worked for you at Milltown Grade School. Mom died in 1992 and Annabell died March of last year, 2008. The annual Richwood Ramp dinner is April 18th and the 15th, annual Southside Reunion will be held at the Richwood Middle School on June 6th. We would be so happy if you could attend. Keep in touch with us. Tell your family the Shaver family sends love and prayers.
Peggy (Shaver) Beckett <PeggyRHS Richwood Guestbook yahoo,com>
Richwood, WV. USA - Wednesday, April 08, 2009 at 21:18:17 (CDT)
(#875)     The 15th. Annual SouthSide reunion is scheduled for June 6th, 2009, at the Richwood Middle School cafeteria. It is a covered dish dinner with turkey, ham, silverware and drinks provided. There will be an auction to raise money for next year’s reunion. If you have anything that you would like to donate to the reunion for the auction, please bring it with you. Last year we auctioned off a cane, (walking stick) to the highest bidder to be the keeper of the cane for a year, so again we will auction it off. The beautiful cane was donated by Doug Ward of Greenbrier road in Richwood. Two bugles and a set of bells donated by the Artrip family will be up for auction. They are instruments that were used in the Drum and Bugle corp., Dayton Artrip was the director. There is plenty of parking, plenty of door prizes, so come and meet old friends and new ones. If you have any suggestions or ideas that may help, please feel free to contact me at 304-846-6982. The doors will be open at 10am. Come early and enjoy the day with friends and neighbors. The Shaver family, Peggy, Evelyn, Edna, Jim and Bub.
Peggy (Shaver) Beckett <PeggyRHS West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Richwood, WV. USA - Wednesday, April 08, 2009 at 19:54:09 (CDT)
(#874)     Does anyone know what year the photo of the Drum & Bugle Corp with the majorettes, that is on the Richwooders website was taken? The picture was submitted by Marilyn Seitz and I don't have her email address to ask her. I was one of the first majorettes for the Corp. Thank you.
Judy Hicks Peters <MsReddra55 Richwood Guestbook aol.com>
Scott Depot, WV USA - Wednesday, April 08, 2009 at 08:31:57 (CDT)
(#873)     I received this article from my son Philip and he asked me to submit it to the Richwood Guestbook. To everyone from Richwood....My Grandparents (Thomas and Bea Hicks) and my Mom (Judy Hicks Peters) are from Richwood. Their family used to own a big bakery (owned by Tom Hicks, "Richwood Bakery") on Main Street (many decades ago) and also The old Hicks Gas Station (John Hicks was the owner) on Oakford Avenue. My great-grandfather Thomas Hicks was at one time the Sheriff of Nicholas County. Just a funny note here...He used to take the prisoners to his home for a home-cooked meal before carting them off to jail. My mom and dad used to take us to Richwood every summer as kids (back in the late 1960's and early 1970's). I remember it well. I remember a calm, beautiful, safe and happy place Richwood always was. It was an unchanged island of what America really is (or should be)....Hard working, ChurchCherry River at the family farm in Richwood. I have not been to it for years and years and am going to try to be there this August. I read some of the posts (These posts refer to another Forum that this article was posted on and not to the comments on the Richwooders Guestbook) on here about all of the negative unhappy people in Richwood. (To those of you that are unhappy, I can understand some of it. But...you should try living in Columbia, Missouri (where I now live) or Pensacola, Florida (Where I was born and raised). You think you guys have problems....Wow! You have no idea. Here people get shot or killed almost every day. Drug dealers in every neighborhood. Home Invasions are almost a daily occurrence. Car wrecks, Rapes, Robberies, GANG ACTIVITY...the list goes on and on. Here....people rarely know their neighbors, let alone even talk to them. While Richwood is not a perfect place (show me where perfect is and I'm moving there) it is far better than the big "so-called modern" cities. I would much rather raise a family in Richwood than some so-called bigger "better" place. What a joke. If you live in Richwood and think it is so terrible and there is no opportunity for you...then you really have a choice....move and make your life better for yourself...or stay, stop complaining and make your own daily life better by doing something about it besides getting drunk or doing drugs day after day. Doing so would make a better town for you and all of the people around you and for the entire town! People make their own choices and can mostly control their own destiny if they give it their best effort. A good job, or good friends and good neighbors are NOT gonna fall into your lap. You have to get up off your behind and make it happen. Be the first one to make a change. Watch how fast others around you will want to do the same! I won't allow anyone to ruin my idea of what Richwood stands for and my memories of it. It is where my family comes from. It is MY heritage! Richwood, West Virginia will always be a rare & unique piece of America. A treasure well hidden from those who don't deserve her. As far as I'm concerned Richwood would be a far better a place if it were kept a small hard working town with small town values. That is something you can all be proud of as Richwooders. It's rare and envied by people who don't have that. Why do you think Mayberry RFD (The Andy Griffith Show) is SO popular and has been for decades? Because people know that places like that (and Richwood) are fading away fast and can never be replaced. People all over the country secretly wish their town was like that. Don't ruin what is your right. Richwood is yours and you should make her proud and stand up and be counted. People just don't understand what they have...until it's gone. Don't let it happen....be Proud of yourselves and stop complaining. You are such lucky people to be a part of real history that is still very much alive and REAL. Please don't take what you have for granted.
God Bless you...
Philip Peters
Judy Hicks Peters <MsReddra55 Richwood Guestbook aol.com>
Scott Depot, WV USA - Tuesday, April 07, 2009 at 21:04:06 (CDT)
(#872)     Just wanted to say, as so many have said, this sight is the place to come to when you're a little homesick for the mountains of West Virginia. I have been gone for a long while, but still have such happy memories of everything about the town of Richwood. There is no place like it. And while I here, just want to wish all who are reading A VERY BLESSED EASTER.
Betty (Cornell) Barker <betty.jimRichwooders Guestbookstarpower.net>
Leesburg, VA USA - Sunday, April 05, 2009 at 17:46:54 (CDT)
Connie Jo (Barnett) Thomas <conijo55 Richwood Guestbook verizon.net>
Craigsville, WV. USA - Thursday, April 02, 2009 at 13:19:20 (CDT)
(#870)     My family and I lived in the Richwood area from 1959 to 1971. For the first eight years of that time, I was a teaching principal at New Hope Elementary, Fenwick Mt., and Milltown Elementary schools respectively, while I spent my last three years in Nicholas County as a supervising principal at Milltown and Fenwick schools. In addition, we attended the United Methodist Church on Fenwick Mt. and the United Methodist Church on Oakford Ave. Also while there, I joined the Richwood Masonic Lodge and the Beni Kedem Shrine. We fondly remember our time as "Richwooders," thus I would enjoy hearing from friends and former students.
Richard G. Hoover <rghooveradm32 Richwood West Virginia Guestbook gmail.com>
Buckhannon, WV USA - Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 20:58:51 (CDT)
JAMES MOLLOHAN <CASPER27292  Richwood Guestbook YAHOO.COM>
LEXINGTON, NC USA - Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 00:56:36 (CDT)
(#868)     Robert, yes I remember the Richwood restaurant, ate there a few times. That was in the good old days. I sure miss them - So long ago.
Phyllis Mourey Lamp <jeanie1934 Richwood West Virginia sbcglobal.net>
Canton, Ohio USA - Monday, March 23, 2009 at 08:28:15 (CDT)
(#867)     Hi, my Aunt lives in Riverdale Estates, Winfield their name is 'Elsender'. Can anyone help me out, there was a pub nearby I think called Dew Drop but I cannot find it on the internet?
Marc Wigham <marc.wigham Tennessee uuplc.co.uk>
Newcastle, England - Monday, March 23, 2009 at 08:20:35 (CDT)
(#866)     Edith Marie (Mullens) Husk was my 6th grade teacher when I attended Milltown Grade School, the year would have been around 1954 - I remember her very well
Millie Hammonds <milliehammonds West Virginia Guestbook verizon.net>
Richwood, WV. USA - Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 18:07:26 (CDT)
(#865)     To Amy Husk.....Yes, I had Edith Husk as a 6th grade teacher.
Marilyn Seitz
USA - Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 10:49:12 (CDT)
(#864)     Hi, I just came across this site while surfing the web. My father grew up in Richwood and we used to visit every Christmas. My grandmother was Edith Husk. She taught at the grade school. Did anyone know her?
Amy Husk <amyhusk West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Newark, NJ USA - Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 15:03:17 (CDT)
(#863)     This is a great site. Wish I had found it years ago. Someone mentioned it on facebook. I grew up in Richwood on Copeland Avenue. My brother, Rick, and I went to Milltown Grade School. Our Dad was the principal. Before that, he was the principal at Newhope and Fenwick Schools. Please email me if you remember us or went to school with me. I was in the band under Mr. Pratt. Great to find this!
Wiona Hoover <h_wiona Richwood Guestbook yahoo.com>
Marietta, OH USA - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 22:07:24 (CDT)
(#862)     I never lived in Richwood. Just would go visit grandparents and aunts and uncles. My uncle Gilbert Dean taught a High School. Grandparents lived on Hill St. and Walnut or Cherry St. All I can remember is it was on the side of the mountain. My uncle Bob worked at the grocery store I think it was called Donaldson’s or something like that. I have not seen Becky for awhile she and Fred were and are great people.
Kay Godfrey Combs <kcombs Richwood Guestbook svca.net>
Stephens City, VA. USA - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 09:34:03 (CDT)
(#861)     Hey, Kay Godfrey Combs, Fred Case was my uncle, my daddy Everett Case Jr's late brother. I still keep in touch with Becky. Do you live in Richwood still? My daddy is still living, 86 years old. Miss Uncle Fred he was a wonderful Christian man. Thanks for responding! God Bless
Connie Case Sheets <ruthsretreat West Guestbook yahoo.com>
NC. USA - Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 10:03:09 (CDT)
(#860)    Speaking of resturants, do you remember the Richwood Resturant owned by Mike and Delphia Samples?
robert hanna <bobandcheri West Virginia Guestbook verizon.net>
wadsworth, oh United States - Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 07:23:05 (CDT)
(#859)     Hi Phyllis, I remember the Liberty and Prelaz's Restaurant, same business with a different name and owners - good food. Can someone send this site some good pictures of Liberty and Prelaz's Restaurant 50’s and 60’s, also would enjoy seeing pictures of the Rainbow Grill (Rock n Roll and dance the weekend away), I know the webmaster would put them on the net. I like the guestbook too… (The Best Little City Guestbook in the world) recognizing many names.
Rose O'Neal <jute72150 Richwood Guestbook mypacks.net>
Murrysville, PA. USA - Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 09:37:37 (CDT)
(#858)     hi every one. Look at the guest book every day, hoping to hear from any one i know. I love it dearly. I was borne and raised in Richwood. Does any one remember the liberty restaurant and the prelaz's restaurant, elsie, rosie & eddie? sure did get some wonderful food there, especially the pies. Till next time. Bye phyllis
Phyllis (Mourey) Lamp <jeanie1934 Richwood Guestbook sb cglobal.net>
canton, ohio USA - Monday, March 16, 2009 at 09:13:59 (CDT)
(#857)    I just wanted to remind everyone about the 15th. Annual Southside Reunion on June 6th.2009. I am trying to locate some of the families that used to live there, such as the Tingles, Halls, Eddie Hunt, Sharon Dawson, Parkers, and Phyllis Spence. If any of you are in touch with these people would you please advise them of the reunion. We would love to get as many as possible that hasn't been before. We had several first timers last year. We will again have an auction, and this year we will have a couple of bugles and a set of bells from the former Drum & Bugle Corps, donated by the Dayton Artrip family who was director. There will be lots of door prizes and food, and fun for everyone. I will be posting again with more information. If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to call me. (304)846-6982
Peggy (Shaver) Beckett <PeggyRHS West Guestbook yahoo.com>
Richwood, WV. USA - Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 20:43:25 (CDT)
(#856)     Being a WV. native like to look up all the web pages I can find and this one is showing the things that makes Nicholas County famous and one is the ramps and they are high on my to do list when going to WV. in the spring is to attend a ramp feast. I grew up in Randolph County and so did my husband but on different ends of the county he in Pickens and I at Monterville. My father was a Hamrick from Webster county and my Mom a Salisbury from Randolph County. My husband and I purchased a house at Buckhannon and we will be spending time there and hope to take a lot of WV. things that we have missed being away from the state for 51 years only to go back to visit. Keep up your good work. Dora Winkler Covington, Ky.
Dora Winkler <dor1936dordordor West Virginia Guestbook fuse.net>
Covington, Ky. - Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 11:19:29 (CDT)
(#855)     Does anyone have the history of Richwood prior to the Cherry River Boom and Lumber Co? I realize the ridgetops had farms, i.e., the Hinkles, Spencers, and the like. But what about the area near the junction of the North and South of the Cherry River? Was there any farms or homes there? If so, are any descendants still in the area?
Roger Ridgeway <rlridgeway Richwood Guestbook gmail.com>
Craigsville, WV USA - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 21:19:40 (CDT)
(#854)     WoW! I just ran across this site today! This is great. Class of 1991 I am Kenny and Eula Carden’s oldest daughter. Granddaughter of the late John and Nellie Carden of Southside. Also granddaughter of the late Norman and Hattie (use to teach headstart) Brown of Hominy Falls. I have lost touch with most of the Carden side of the family since the death of my father back in 1993. I moved to Maryland in the fall following my father's death. I am hoping that some of my family will read this and attempt to get in touch with me or my sister Peggy who now lives in Sutton, WV. I also hope to reunite with some old friends as well. I still visit home often as my mother Eula still resides on Southside. Thank you for offering this site. It is a great place for everyone to catch up and get back in touch.
Beth Carden DeHart <countrybeauty28 Richwood Guestbook aol.com>
Severna Park , MD USA - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 14:16:34 (CDT)
HAMPTON, VA USA - Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 17:37:02 (CDT)
(#852)    I left Richwood after my sophomore year in high school and finished college in Delaware. I would have graduated in 1969. I'm often back there to see my family and just recently lost my wonderful father. I always run to those beautiful, inspiring mountains when I need to rest and refresh my mind and body. I've traveled all over the world and there is no place as beautiful as Richwood. I recently reconnected with some of my cousins and would also like to hear from anyone who remembers me. Hope to hear from you soon!
Deborah Lewis Crowe <dacrowe Richwood Guestbook comcast.net>
Dover, DE USA - Monday, March 09, 2009 at 20:30:33 (CDT)
(#851)     Harold
I sent you an e-mail and link to a pic.. If you don't get the pic it is posted on this site under misc. photos. Bill
Bill Gardner <vze8ncev West Virginia Guestbook verizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Sunday, March 08, 2009 at 08:41:48 (CDT)
(#850)    I was assigned to the Det 01, 157th MP Co. as a platoon leader, XO, and detachment commander from '67 thru '70. Jack Collins, Bill Carden, Jim Fitzwater, the Seabolt brothers, etc., all the members of the unit, are in my fondest memories. (Sammy Frame was a member of the unit, too; good ole Sammy) The city of Richwood and its citizens were and are the very best people anyone could meet anywhere. When I was reassigned to the 153rd MP Bn in St Albans, I was further reassigned to the 1/150th Armored Cav. With the exception of 2-year tours with the 2093rd USAR school and at Camp Dawson, I retired as a member of the 150th in 2003 with 43 years of total service. I would very much like to receive e-mails, letters, etc. from the detachment members. I hope to return to Richwood and fish once again on the Cherry River. (Bill Carden knew where every fish was laying and probably had all of them named). Richwood: Truely, God's Country!!!!
Harold L. Erskine <m1tg946Richwood Guestbookverizon.net>
Sophia, WV USA - Friday, March 06, 2009 at 18:06:53 (CST)
(#849)     I really love this web page. It was great to remember some of the things people wrote about. I grew up in Craigsville and graduated Richwood HS class of 1964. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who remembers me. To Regina Mathews #522 who was asking about relatives who lived at Saxman; I may have information for you. My Mother grew up there and her Father was a Mine Forman around that time also.
Randy Ward <randalward Richwood Guestbook windstream.net>
Cameron, NC USA - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 11:11:02 (CST)
(#848)    To A.J. Pennington regarding your question about the "Nuns" working on the hillside in Richwood. I just spoke with my Aunt Betty "Hicks" Allton and she said there was a Sacred Heart School & Hospital on the Southside up on the hill. Her brother John Hicks owned Hicks Service Station on the right hand side of the street before you crossed the bridge to go to Tannery or Southside, you could see the Sacred Heart School, etc. up on the hill from his gas station. I hope that answers your question!
Judy Hicks Peters <MsReddra55 Guestbook Richwood aol.com>
Scott Depot, WV. - Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 09:55:25 (CST
(#847)     I knew a Fred Case. He went to school in Richwood and then taught in Fairfax Virginia before coming to teach at the school that i work in Stephens City Virginia. Could this be the same Fred. He was a wonderful person. His wife Becky still lives in Front Royal Virginia.
Kay Godfrey Combs <kcombs West Virginia Guestbook svca.net>
Stephens City, Va. - Friday, February 27, 2009 at 09:53:09 (CST)
(#846)     My parents lived in Richwood in the early 1940s. Can anyone tell me what the name of the place was where my mother could see Nuns working on the hillside. Was this a school? Plan to visit Richwood this summer. Love this site!
A. J. Pennington <ajpennington West Virginia Guestbook ntelos.net>
Chilhowie, Va. - Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 22:43:16 (CST)
(#845)     Don't forget the 71st Annual Ramp Feed and Ramp Festival to be held at Richwood High School, Richwood, WV. April 18. 11:00 am to 3:00pm (Feast of the Ramson). Interested in more information: (304) 846-6790 Richwood Chamber of Commerce
I’m Going to be There… with a few friends from Pennsylvania in tow.
Rose O'Neal <jute72150 Richwood Guestbook mypacks.net>
Murrysville, Pa. USA - Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 14:48:26 (CST)
(#844)     I love this web site. We use to visit my grandparents every Christmas in the 60's. They lived in a 2 story house on Cherry St. Their names where Everett and Hattie CASE. Grandpa worked at the old Exxon downtown Richwood for 20 years. I remember a girl my age then (around) 10 yrs old, who lived down the street on Cherry. She and I would go sledding down the hill at the end of the street. She had a small black and white boxer named Buddy. These were the best times of my life and I miss going to Richwood and miss my Granny Case. Did any of your parents remember Everett, Fred, Jerry or Betty CASE. If so please let me know. Thank you so much for this web site.
Connie <ruthsretreat Richwood Guestbook yahoo.com>
nc USA - Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 13:30:53 (CST)
(#843)     Julia, I would love to see how many of us we can find for a 50 year reunion in 2011. Julia Waldron lives in Va. Beach. I live on the Eastern Shore of Md. I'm going home in August for homecoming. Hope to see some old friends.
gary cumberledge <garyjanc Richwood Guestbook peoplepc.com>
Federalsburg, Md. USA - Monday, February 23, 2009 at 18:29:44 (CST)
(#842)     Hello, I seen where a lady was talking about her family being Gainers. Mine too were Gainers. My Grandmother was Pauline Gainer Bayless. I posted a few photographs of her and other family members. Would love to know if you are related to the Ethel and Mel Gainer bunch. I know he had several brothers, Os and Doyle and Grover Gainer, but can't remember his sister’s names. My grandmother, Pauline had several siblings as well, Pearl, Mona, Coy, Harry, Hub, and Boggie. And several Half sisters, Icie, Rosette are the only two I can remember... Well that's about all I know on the Gainers... If you are part of this or related to any of these please let me know. Ramps... we have them every chance we get, recently had a great "mess" of my favorite, before they get tops on them... sweetest when more root them ramp. Well take care and will look forward to hearing from you or anyone that may be family of the Gainers or Bayless. ... Also, while at it, I have come to a complete stand still when trying to locate any of my Dad's family. It would be the family of John Lewis Overbaugh and his wife Mary Ann West Overbaugh.
Debbie Bond <houstons_maw Richwoode WV. yahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 22:48:01 (CST)
(#841)    Hello Richwood
, my mother was raised in Milltown, she was a Painter, I graduated in 61 from Richwood high love to come back in summers I live in Hampton Va.
julia ruckman waltrip <va_coalminersdaughters daughter West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Hampton Va. - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 07:50:33 (CST)
(#840)    My Mom was born in Richwood W. Va. Her maiden name was Viola Ruth Gainer. My mom left W. Va. (I think) in 1940 or 41 for Ri. and married my dad. My Mom, dad and myself (age 2) left Ri. in 1944 to go back to Richwood -Live there until I was 10 years old and then back to Ri. again. I remember that my father worked in the coal mines, my mom cooked for the coal miners and also worked in the lumber mill. We lived in a coal miner's shack in the hills just above the City of Richwood. I remember walking on the swinging bridge many times. I have a picture of my mom standing on the swinging bridge. Remember eating ramps. I could go on and on. We were very poor but all that has made me appreciate what little I have today. Talk to you later. Sharon
Sharon Beauper <overleft Richwood Guestbook dslextreme.com>
Lancaster, Ca USA - Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 21:24:55 (CST)
(#839)    It is time to start reminding people that the SouthSide Reunion is not too far away, June 6th, 2009 at the Richwood Middle School(formally the Richwood Grade School).It is going to be a covered dish dinner, with the committee furnishing the ham, turkey, drinks, and tableware. We are also going to have a auction to raise money for next years reunion. There is going to be lots of door prizes to be given away. It will be held in the cafeteria at the school so there is plenty of clean restrooms, and plenty of parking. We had 126 to register last year, and hopefully more this year. If you know of any of the kids we went to school with and can get in touch with them, please do, there is so many that I know we would love to see. If you have any ideas or suggestions that you would like to share with us, please feel free to contact me at 304-846-6982 or e-mail me. The SouthSide Committee. 60 East Main Street, Richwood, WV.
Peggy (Shaver) Beckett <PeggyRHS Weswt Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 21:31:27 (CST)
(#838)     I was born in Richwood WV. Grew up at Persinger WV. As a child always loved trips to Richwood to go shopping at G.C. Murphys. I always come back to the area every year. Love the ramps.
Linda Ward Wildman <lindawild Richwood West Virginia roadrunner.com>
Belpre, Oh USA - Monday, February 16, 2009 at 06:19:08 (CST)
(#837)     HA! "RICHWOODERS" Boy I love this site! I have found "MY PEOPLE" But I still need more info, about my grand mother MARY EMMA JAMES/DUFFIELD, she married in Sutton in 1897, to scott eldridge duffield, and she was the daughter of DIRES JAMES & DILIA STONESTREET! I have ran in to a dead end for info on her, our DUFFIELD Family goes back to 1610, and some ware along the line their was a story told by our family members to several of us grandkids that we we related to Frank and Jesse James! well I have been on the hunt for more info, about that side of our family, the records show that MARY EMMA JAMES was the daughter of DIRES JAMES & DILIA STONESTREET, if you have any info on these names please contact me! I am trying to fill in the blanks in our family tree, hank you very very much!!
samuel kravets <ponyman West Virginia Guestbook voyageonline.net>
hartford,, ky USA - Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 13:37:23 (CST)
(#836)     Hi! I was born in Richwood. I graduated in 1967. I always love to read everything I can find about the town. Hope to come back sometime for a visit.
Janie Wolverton Murray <janiemurray3 Richwood Guestbook sbcglobal.net>
Sedalia, MO USA - Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 21:45:36 (CST)
(#835)    Really nice web site, spent the whole morning reading it instead of working!! Does anyone know where Patty Cowell lives now. She was class of '58 I know she went to Michigan right after school. Would like to get in touch with her.
Marian Evans <ircref West Virginia Guestbook verizon.net>
Allentown, NJ - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 09:30:06 (CST)
(#834)    Class of 1989 --will have our 20 year reunion Aug. 7-9, 2009. It is the same weekend as the Cherry river Festival. If you send me your e-mail address, I will get you some information. There is also a class of '89 group on Facebook with information.
Denise Taylor <denisetaylor2 Richwood Guestbook verizon.net>
Fenwick, wv - Friday, February 13, 2009 at 04:03:48 (CST)
(#833)     I have a uncle that lives up Little Laurel. His name is Arden Keffer. If u see him. Tell him Mel said hi and call me some time
Melvin Keffer <melman566 West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Brookville, Oh USA - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 10:53:58 (CST)
(#832)     Hello: I am trying to locate John Tinney who used to live above Gails Drive Inn on what I believe was Hinkle Mountain Road. He and his wife left Richwood for Ohio a few years back. I know he has relatives living around Richwood. If anyone know his address, telephone or e-mail I would appreciate a notification. My e-mail is <drrudd Richwood Guestbook charter.net> ThanksDoug
Douglas Rudd <drrudd Richwood Guestbook charter.net>
Leavenworth, WA USA - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 12:32:47 (CST)
(#831)     Over my life I have visited Richwood many time. My mother Joann Johnson was from here. My Grandmother Arthella Nemogene Newsome/Johnson was from here. My Great Grandparents George & Minnie Newsome from Curtin Bridge and many Uncles/Aunts cousins still live here. Today we come home to bring my mother home the last time. We will lay her to rest in Buckle Cemetery. She always longed for the life of the mountains and her home. She is now home for good. We will visit this wonderful city many more times in my life. I will never forget what a wonderful place that it has always been. Anyone who has never been here, has truly missed a cherished treat.
Richard E. Hall <rhall2488 West Virginia Guestbook aol.com>
Odenville, Al USA - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 10:36:13 (CST)
TOMMY L TINNEY <tommyltinney West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
RICHWOOD, WVA USA - Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 07:05:49 (CST)
(#829)     Is there a map of all the logging lines of Cherry River Boom and Lumber Company from, say, 1920, or whenever the network was at its biggest? Thank you
USA - Friday, February 06, 2009 at 22:05:04 (CST)
(#828)     Enjoyed spending the afternoon, back in my teens again, thanks to the guestbook! Plan to return often, I recognized some of the names. If anyone would like to contact me, I will be happy to hear from you.
Fayleen F. Korcykoski <Fkorcykoski Richwood Guestbook triad.rr.com>
ASHEBORO, NC USA - Friday, February 06, 2009 at 15:28:30 (CST)
(#827)     My dads whole family are from richwood,. live up little laurel. My granddads name was Vernon T Keffer.I lived down there for about 3yrs in the 90s. I love it down there. Been about 7yrs.sinces i have been back. What a shame
Mevin D Keffer jr <melman566 West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
brookville, oh USA - Friday, February 06, 2009 at 10:47:02 (CST)
(#826)     HI Charlotte Roach! It is your niece Randy's daughter! Please send me your email address so we can be in touch! mine is <chrisawilson28 West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
chris roach <chrisawilson28 West Virginia Guestbook yahoo>
surfside beach, sc USA - Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 19:43:37 (CST)
(#825)     hi to all you richwooders. i was born and raised there. went to richwood high. left there in 1953. back then my best friends was matilda degario and thelma ritter. also a martha crites. i lost track of them. does any one know any thing about them? appreciate any info. thanks
Phyllis Mourey (Lamp) <jeanie1934 Richwood Guestbook sbcglobal.net>
canton, ohio USA - Monday, February 02, 2009 at 06:35:32 (CST)
(#824)     I haven't stopped by and read or posted to the guestbook for a while so I enjoyed reading all of the recent postings. I was born and raised in Richwood and graduated in 1963 from RHS. I grew up on Riverside Dr and went to Tannery School. I have nothing but great memories of my younger years and the friends I had there. I had three younger brothers, Jim, John Earl and Kevin. My parents were Jim and Rose Agnes Gregory Kessler. My father passed away in 1982 but mother, who was also born and raised in Richwood (RHS 1938), still lives there today. NICKY YOST, WALLY HOLT or BETTY ANN DILLEY IF YOU STOP BY THIS SIGHT I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. As a matter of fact anyone who might want to say hello can contact me at <KesslerWV Richwood Guestbook aol.com> Karen Kessler Cottrill
Karen Kessler Cottrill <KesslerWV Richwood Guestbook aol.com>
Rock Hill, SC USA - Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 09:34:18 (CST)
(#823)     I just wanted to remind you to mark your calendar for the South Side Reunion which will be June 6th, 2009. It will be held at the Richwood Middle School cafeteria. Please plan to attend. It will a covered dish dinner, ham, turkey, tableware, and drinks will be provided. I will be posting from time to time with more details.
Peggy (Shaver) Beckett <PeggyRHS Richwood Guestbook yahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 22:47:43 (CST)
(#822)     I am trying to trace my roots, my father passed away last week and its important to me to find his birthplace, His name was Robert Lewis, He was a coal miner, He married Velda Hall. I know someone knows him, or has worked with him
darlene <darlene26261 West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Richwood, WV - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 20:20:50 (CST)
(#821)     Hello, every one dose any one remember going to Richwood Grade School from the 60's up to the 70's if so did they have year books I would enjoy looking at some if any one would know a site I could go to look at them please let me know. Brenda Alderman-Gillion
Brenda-Alderman-Gillion <brendag47 West Virginia Guestbook verizon.net>
Richwood, WVA USA - Monday, January 26, 2009 at 16:59:37 (CST)
(#820)     Does anybody know when the Cherry River Festival is this year?
Beverly McMillion Shaffer <george_beverly_sha West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Marlinton, Wv USA - Monday, January 26, 2009 at 16:30:50 (CST)
(#819)     Just happened to find this site. What memories. Lived on Chestnut St. and went to Tannery grade school and grad. at RHS in 67. Should have been 66 but wrecked motorcycle and broke both legs so laid back a year. Am retired from Allegheny power now and live in Lewisburg.
David Moore <rufuss West Virginia Guestbook frontiernet.net>
Lewisburg, WV USA - Monday, January 26, 2009 at 09:53:34 (CST)
(#818)     I just retired and I am planning on moving to the mountains near Richwood or possible Covington, VA. I will be making Bamboo Fly Rods, so trout is a main consideration. My wife is from WV, I am from Pa. Love to hunt and fish, any chance of that in your area?
Mike Cipriani <MCipri9496 West Virginia Guestbook aol.com>
Florence, SC USA - Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 15:15:33 (CST)
(#817)     Her name was Linda McMillion. She moved to Richwood from Havre de Grace, Maryland in 1967 to stay with her aunt. Does anyone remember meeting or knowing her? Her aunt was a nurse at St. Mary's hospital and lived there in Richwood. Moving from a seaport to a place of tall trees and mountains and coal mining was probably a bit of a culture shock, especially for a teenager of 15 or 16, but I would do it mySELF in a heartbeat! It looks just beautiful! And your webpages are just wonderful. Easy to work, easy to read, and simply good stuff.
Bev <timespeech Richwood Guestbook yahoo.com>
NM USA - Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 07:10:07 (CST)
(#816)    In 2005 I was living in Diamond Head, Mississippi where the eye of Katrina came on shore. My brother and I left the day before to find a safe place to be away from her. When we came back, all we found was a concrete slab and a lot of water. The house was no where to be seen. All that he and I had owned was now history. I lost my art studio and all of my material belongings. The pictures of my children, and my grand children. My brother had lost his wife in May just before the storm. Now he had lost his home and the memories that went with it. Pictures can show what it looked like, but they can not relay the pain and misery encompassed in those scenes. All that we have heard about Katrina has been about New Orleans. They were flooded, we were destroyed. This is in reference to the Katrina section of this web site. God bless Richwood and West Virginia.
Bruce Seabolt <seaboltb West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Ocean Springs, MS USA - Friday, January 23, 2009 at 12:59:13 (CST)
(#815)     This past year has been really fun being able to read and keep up with all the latest info around that area. I plan to be there for the June reunion on South Side. Wish I could come back the same as when I left, but I am a little taller now. Love you Richwood. Happy retirement Norma Jean.
Bruce Seabolt <seaboltb Richwood Guestbook yahoo.com>
Ocean Springs, MS USA - Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 17:56:58 (CST)
(#814)     Hello Randy Smith and hello hometown! Remember the "fun" tapes you and Cousin Dennis used to make? He would go straight to my house and thread them on Dads old AKAI Reel to Reel...What ever happened to Wally Beach and his wet microphone anyway? lol...GREAT memories! Your wife Debbie was always so nice to me at Little Laurel; I still remember her driving up in the "fishbowl" Pacer! Great to know yer still alive and kickin, feel free to drop me a line! Hello to all friends and family and cherish that Richwood heritage!
Rick Jackson <arejaxRichwood West Virginiaaol.com>
Greenwood, AR USA - Friday, January 16, 2009 at 08:49:40 (CST)
(#813)     Just wanted to say hello to all of you back home and to those who once lived in Richwood. I remember Christmas there as well when I was young! I always went down to Toyland and looked at all the toys Bob Smith had there...could never afford many of them but was nice to dream! I enjoyed working at WVAR for many years. Last time I was there the building was closed and the station off air. Sad to hear my old friend and fellow DJ Jim Hardman passed away last year. He was a pleasure to work with and like me loved radio! Over the years I saw many DJ's there come and go but I stayed on. It was fun playing music for all of you who listened. I also enjoyed playing in various bands. We always had a dance at the Armory...Legion or sometimes the Moose Club. There were a few other bands from the area too that were good. Memories I will cherish as long as I live. sad to see Richwood like so many small town cities decline in growth and jobs. Hang in there and Happy New Year!
Randy Smith
USA - Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 15:02:46 (CST)
(#812)     I just returned from overseas. over the holidays, my mum died and we buried her, according to her wishes, in Cowen's Odd Fellows Cemetery. We stopped at the 4 season's hotel for the night and I drove around Richwood. Thing that struck me most was the old McCarty road incline, and how we would pile onto Mack Truck Inner tubes and slide down the hill. man, it was SO much fun. I'll never forget it. Thanks for dredging old good memories. Bill
Bill Shearer <wasleo54 Richwood Guestbook yahoo.com>
Elizabeth City, NC USA - Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 20:01:11 (CST)
(#811)     I am looking for anyone who can give me info on how to aquire a yearbook for Richwood Grade School. I found a picture of the Richwood grade basketball team and one of the boys in the picture has asked me to find out any information I can about finding a yearbook for him. His name is Teddy Alderman. Anyone with the information can contact me at <mrtjones69 West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com> Thanx for any info I can get. Martie
Martha Simone <mrtjones69 West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
shinnston, wv USA - Friday, January 09, 2009 at 17:39:53 (CST)
(#810)     What a great 'Guestbook" this is. I very seldom see anyone on here that I recognize though. But I left Richwood when I was very young, for St. Albans, then later on for Pensacola, Fl, then back to WV about 9 years ago. Mostly what I remember are the memories of my childhood there and how beautiful the Cherry River is, the woods and of course the town of Richwood. Happy New Year to "Everyone!' I hope to be there in August for the 'Hicks" family reunion and also the Cherry River Festival.
Judy "Hicks" Peters <MsReddra55 West Virginia Guestbook aol.com>
Scott Depot, WV USA - Friday, January 09, 2009 at 10:00:26 (CST)
ARCHDALE, NC USA - Thursday, January 08, 2009 at 08:10:06 (CST)
(#808)     Does anyone have information on the 20 year reuion for the Class of '89?
Missy Alford-Taylor
USA - Tuesday, January 06, 2009 at 19:49:12 (CST)
(#807)     THANK YOU! THANK YOU!, I want to say that finding this site was a great thing! I want to thank everyone who e-mailed me with info about my grandparents the "DUFFIELDS" I was able to contact my first cousin, JOHN, GADD,we talked for over a hour! I have such a great time with this web site!! I want everyone to know how truly "THANKFULL" I am to everyone who helped me,!!I want to go back to RICHWOOD, so bad, I live in ky, now and hope and pray I make it back their, AGAIN THANKS TO ALL!! SAMUEL KRAVETS /DUFFIELD!!!
samuel kravets <ponyman West Virginia Guestbook voyageonline.net>
hartford, ky USA - Tuesday, January 06, 2009 at 11:01:36 (CST)
(#806)     Love reading about all of the people that I remember from there. Still waiting for new ones to pop up. Yes Bob I remember sleigh riding on Southside and boy was that fun. I remember most everyone from that side of town. Hey to all of you in Richwood that remembers me. Happy New Year
Rita Ramplewich <ritaWest Virginia Guestbookflexbuyhomes.com>
Rock Hill, SC USA - Monday, January 05, 2009 at 08:29:40 (CST)
(#805)     Hi..I`ve lived here in Richwood for the last 6 yrs. My husband and I bought a property from Alden Mullens on Little Laurel Rd. I really love it here! I love to take photos of sunsets, rivers, falls, mountains... This place inpired me to start paianting.If you would like to see some of my ART & PHOTOGRAPY Just e-mail me... My ART is for sale. thanks Iga
Iga Adkins <lakotagirl61West Virginia Guestbookhotmail.com>
Richwood, Wv. USA - Sunday, January 04, 2009 at 08:23:07 (CST)
(#804)     Happy New Year, hope to hear from old friends this year.
Bob Hanna <bobandcheriWest Virginia Guest Bookverizon.net>
Wadsworth, Ohio USA - Friday, January 02, 2009 at 10:50:04 (CST)
(#803)     Richwood is one of the most beautiful places I have had the pleasure to visit.
Allen Chatters <turningpoint50Richwood Guestrbookhotmail.com>
Dovercourt, Essex ENGLAND - Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 16:10:33 (CST)
(#802)     I am trying to find info about my grandparents and family, the DUFFIELDS, I have got new info about them from this site, this is so cool! to learn about your family,my grandfathers name was Scott Duffield, I still dont know my grandmothers name yet, well my mom name was Hellen, her sister were Bobby & Lela, Lela married Bill, gadd would like to find out more about them anyone who might know anything about my family please contct me asap, thank you, so much,
Samuel Kravets <ponymanWest Virginia Guestbookvoyageonline.net>
Hartford, KY USA - Friday, December 26, 2008 at 16:11:31 (CST)
(#801)     Former resident 1960-1983
Bill Krafft <wkrafftWeswt Virginia Guestbookaccess.k12.wv.us>
Alderson, WV USA - Friday, December 26, 2008 at 08:01:10 (CST)
(#800)     Today I found out that my grandfathers first name was "SCOTT" DUFFIELD and anyone know my grandmothers name? by chance? what about any info! would love to find out more, "MARRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL"
Samuel Kravets <ponymanRichwood Guestbookvoyageonline.net>
Hartford, KY USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 12:25:58 (CST)
(#799)     I love reading all the comments on the guestbook and it certainly brings a smile to my face to be reminded of the wonderful town that I was privileged to live in, if for only a short while. I think all of us who lived in and went to school in Richwood have a greater understanding of what life is supposed to look like. Now, I want to wish all reading this page a Very Blessed Christmas and may the New Year bring you health, wealth and happiness.
Betty(Cornell)Barker <betty.jimWest Virginia Guest Bookstarpower.net>
Leesburg, VA USA - Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 08:20:01 (CST)
(#798)     Does any one remember riding sleds on Big Rocky hill, it is on Mccarty Street just past Front street? What a thrill. Merry Christmas.
Bob Hanna <bobandcheriRichwood West Virginia Guestbookverizon.net>
Wadsworth, Ohio USA - Friday, December 19, 2008 at 09:50:27 (CST)
(#797)     Searching for stories and photos on or about Richwood photographer Finley Taylor who owned The Art Studio from 1911 until 1949 when he retired. Portraits, Railroading, Logging or even candids. Especially interested in an invoice showing his studio name and costs, thanks Mark
Mark Romano <markWest Virginia Guest Bookimagesbyromano.com>
Cowen, WV USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 16:35:21 (CST)
(#796)     Every now and then I check up on the Richwood Guestbook and enjoy reading everyone's memories. I do remember the Company Store, going there and checking out the 'candy bins," especially the licorice, the clothing on the counters in the middle of the store. Movies at the Star Theater and getting 10 cent boxes of the candy coated licorice out of the vending machine. Yes - I was definitely a 'licorice lover!" Roller skating from my Grandma Hicks' house on Main street all the way down to the Company Store and trying not to fall - made it most of the time. But, sometimes I didn't! Marching as a majorette with the Drum & Bugle Corp., especially performing at a High School Football game in a blizzard. I had to walk home and was nearly frozen by the time I arrived at my grandmothers on Main Street. Going to my Grandfather Hicks' bakery on Main street in the morning and picking up cinnamon rolls for breakfast. And as someone mentioned - those p'nut butter sundaes at Jergens Drug Store were out of this world. I have tried to duplicate the p'nut butter fudge topping and it's somewhat of a poor substitute. Also the chocolate coke or 'chocolate rickies" as they were called! I would take a quart jar to the drug store and they would 'fill it up!" I think of Richwood and there are so many wonderful nostalgic memories. We are blessed with so much now but those days were even more so. These are but a few of my memories of my childhood in Richwood. I don't believe there is anywhere on earth that is like it. Have a Merry Christmas and may 2009 be a "Blessed Year" for all of you.
Judy "Hicks" Peters <MsReddra55 West Virginia Guestbook aol.com>
Scott Depot, WV USA - Monday, December 15, 2008 at 18:02:41 (CST)
(#795)     I graduated in 1966 and am retiring the end of December. I miss the old carefree days and am looking forward to sitting back for a while after working almost 40 years. Would like to hear from some of the old classmates. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all.
Norma Jean Mullens <mullensn West Virginia Guestbook tcunion.org>
Burtonsville, MD USA - Monday, December 15, 2008 at 09:52:42 (CST)
(#794)     I remember toy land and the company store well. I guess it was the Wal-Mart of the past. We all looked forward to going and making suggestions as to our Christmas presents. Those days are long gone now the kids want it all and the parents trample people to get it. Maybe we all need to go back and live like the good old days. Neighbor helping neighbor and not depend on the government or others. We need to look out for each other this holiday season. Merry Christmas and a happy new year from Florida
Gary Cumberledge <garyjanc West Virginia Guestbook peoplepc.com>
Federalsburg, MD. - Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 11:16:21 (CST)
(#793)     MARRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!! I am still waiting to find out any info about my grandparents and my mom, Helen Duffield, If you knew Duffields please contact me, please, Is the train still on display their? as a young boy, I loved playing on it, and my aunt Bobby would take me down to the store and buy me candy "MELLOW CUPS" remember them! HA - HA - Well if you know any Duffields, please let me know, again MARRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2ALL AND TO ALL A GREAT LIFE AHEAD!
Samuel Kravets <ponyman West Virginia Gueswtbook voyageonline.net>
Hartford, KY - Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 10:09:50 (CST)
(#792)     In reply to Kay #790, I'm not related to Ruth Hanna. I grew up on Dyer Ave on the South Side, house up from the Spot Bernard and Dorothy, parents, Sisters Betty, Marlene, Ginny and brother Tom, Grandparents Romie and Virgie had Restaurant on West main ST. great hot dogs.
Bob Hanna <bobandcheri West Virginia Guestbook verizon.net>
Wadsworth, Ohio USA - Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 07:59:29 (CST)
(#791)     I remember Toy Land under the old News Stand... the company Store was before my time but I remember the stories Mom and Dad shared about it... I remember GC Murphy... how wonderful I thought that store was... to go down stairs and see all those toys...and the Candy and fresh popcorn...Then there was the Western Auto...Dietz's and Spencer's was the only place mom bought our shoes...and going to the corner drug for a peanut butter sundae... I remember how busy the city streets were during the Christmas season, actually having to squeeze through the crowd to get from store to store...how wonderful as a girl to sit at the old Main Street Restaurant, the table right at the window and watch the people going up and down the sidewalk... It's hard to believe sometimes that those days are long gone... But, like I was telling Mom today, (my mom lives with me)... that every special memory we have...it's a picture in the heart that no one can ever take away and one we can view whenever we want too... I reminder her how important it is to keep in touch with those we love, to spend and enjoy their company and make heart pictures that we can relive when we can no longer make the "pictures"... So to all I hope everyone a wonderful Merry Christmas and may you all make many heart pictures to treasure for years to come...
Debbie <houstons_maw West Virginia Guestbook yahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Friday, December 12, 2008 at 16:52:04 (CST)
(#790)     My Mom used to talk about a Ruth Hanna are you any relation? I know her daughter Annie
Kay <kcombs West Virginia Guestbook svca.net>
Stephens City, VA - Friday, December 12, 2008 at 07:29:13 (CST)
(#789)     Christmas in Richwood when I was a boy, Toy Land at the Company Store, the toy section downstairs under the News Stand and Santa making his rounds in a jeep passing out candy to kids. Anyone else remember this? Merry Christmas Richwood.
Bob Hanna <bobandcheri West Virginia Guestbook verizon.net>
Wadsworth, Ohio USA - Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 08:23:04 (CST)
(#788)     Hello Richwood, Enjoyed your site. Living in Nettie now. Graduated from Richwood in 1954. Sending greetings.
Margurite Kyle McMillion <wvmarg West Virginia Guestbook citynet.net>
Nettie, WV., USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 13:59:49 (CST)
(#787)     My name is SAMUEL KRAVETS, and my grandparents lived in Richwood, on the main street at the top of the big hill, my moms name was HELEN DUFFIELD, and I am trying to see if their are any of my kin still alive,! I was very young when I was in Richwood, but I remember that their was a train engine on display and I was told that my grandfather operated it, I know my mom had some sisters but I am not sure who they are or if they are still alive, If you know anything about the "DUFFIELDS" please contact me asap thank you very much SAMUEL KRAVETS <ponyman West Virginia Guestrbook voyageonline.net> HARTFORD KY,
Samuel Kravets <ponyman Richwood Guestrbook voyageonline.net>
Hartford, KY USA - Monday, December 08, 2008 at 18:08:19 (CST)
(#786)     I graduated in 1966 from Richwood high school.
Linda Wright Hall <peppiesiberRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Bunker Hill, Indiana USA - Sunday, December 07, 2008 at 14:04:56 (CST)
(#785)     Happy Thanksgiving Richwood
Bob Hanna <bobandcheri Happy Thanksgiving Richwood verizon.net>
Wadsworth, Oh USA - Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 07:02:52 (CST)
(#784)     My parents were Beck and Stub Boso. We lived in the bottom on Ave. B before moving to Greenbrier County in 1960. My parents lived on Walnut St. and both served in World War 2. My grandparents were George and Jenny Boso and Virgie and P.W. Link.
peggy boso ryan <pboso Richwood Guest Book hotmail.com>
white sulphur spgs, wv USA - Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 13:48:55 (CST)
(#783)     My Grandma Lillie Hannah lived there and my parents Josie Chaffin and Gerald Chamberlain are both from Richwood. I used to love to go to Grandma's house, it was always so peaceful there. I remember the ramp fests and going to Goldie's house, she made the best blackberry cobler.
Alicia <Hello Richwood!!>
Portland, TN USA - Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 12:37:16 (CST)
JIM NICHOLS <WILDNAN2005 Richwood WV Guestbook AOL.COM>
TAMPA, FL USA - Monday, November 24, 2008 at 19:15:10 (CST)
(#781)     Leon Johnson, I glad they let your uncle know when Wayne was drinking because he might have gotten me also Wayne and I did quite a bit of partying back then! Ben K.
Ben Kesterson <bkesterson Richwood Guestbook cox.net>
Sun City West, AZ USA - Monday, November 17, 2008 at 16:35:08 (CST)
(#780)     Love this site, my parents were raised here near Cranberry River, grandparents are buried on The old Power cemetery. How do I go about getting? The Richwood paper mailed to me? Alpha
Alpha Sutters (Green) <alpha.sutters Richwood Guestbook verison.net>
so. Charleston, WV USA - Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 08:08:53 (CST)
(#779)     Hey Benny Kesterson, you forgot another ex marine policeman My uncle, Ralph Newsome, did not serve long, he asked me to tell him where Brother Wayne was drinking so he could avoid him. Leon Hohnson
Leon Johnson <lookehereleon Richwood Guestbook yahoo.com>
Jacksonville, Fl USA - Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 07:50:13 (CST)
(#778)     Yes I remember Werth Trimble. He cut my hair when I was a kid. Wasn't his shop under the Liquor Store? I can't remember for sure.
Sonny Hammonds <shammonds1 Richwood Guestbook verizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 22:42:14 (CST)
(#777)     Does anyone remember W.D.Trimble the barber? I'm his grandson. I was also born in Richwood; my dad was Warren Sefton who also became a barber. My mom was Jeanne Trimble. We moved to Florida many years ago when I was 6 years old. I hung around David and Caroline Wills, also Dan Snyder.
Tom Sefton <jtsefton Richwood Guestbook sti.net>
Oakhurst, CA USA - Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 19:24:33 (CST)
(#776)     Hello to everyone in Richwood and Johnstown haven't been there in a while, I see a lot of familiar names in the guest book but can't put a face with any of them, if anyone remembers me feel free to e- mail me would like to hear from you.
Charles Alkire <charlie35 Richwood Guestbook bellsouth.net>
Panama City, Florida - Monday, November 10, 2008 at 14:11:28 (CST)
(#775)    I think I went to high school and palled around with Br. Richard McKenna of Holy Family Catholic Church, Richwood, WV. That was about 50 years ago when we both lived in east Baltimore. I have not seen or heard from him since. I live near Chicago now, and our other good buddy, Will Bystry, lives in Florida. I was talking to Will on the phone Sunday and Brother Dick's name came up, and the crazy times we had as teen-agers in Patterson Park. I did an internet search and I hope I found him; I'll have to write him a letter if there is no e-mail address. If anybody knows Brother McKenna, give him a call and tell him of this e-mail. Boy, will he be surprised! He still owes me 25¢ from a card game; the principal is not much but the interest is astronomical and growing every day! — Ray, formerly from Luzerne Avenue, attended St. Elizabeth's Grammar School, in east Baltimore.
Gly max <gly_max Richwood West Virginia me.com>
Lisle, IL USA - Monday, November 10, 2008 at 10:56:14 (CST)
(#774)    in reply to posting #767, Randy i played in a band with you and bernard king, we used to play in your basement, till you guys kicked me out! just kidding
joe caldwell <j7cald Richwood Guestbook aol.com>
hobe sound, fla USA - Monday, November 10, 2008 at 06:28:53 (CST)
(#773)    Hello class of 1985 I hope everyone is well.
Debbie Alford -Cox <Jcorndogcox Richwood Guestbook aol.com>
Greenville, SC USA - Saturday, November 08, 2008 at 16:25:40 (CST)
(#772)    Are we going to have 50th reunion in 2011. I am sure there are enough of us left to at least fill a room. It sure would be nice to see some of the people again. I have lost track of most. Lets get together. Gary class of 61
Gary Cumberledge <garyjanc Richwood West Virginia peoplepc.com>
Federalsburg, Md USA - Friday, November 07, 2008 at 05:50:24 (CST)
(#771)    Jennings Long was s/o George Sampson Long b. 12-7-1898 d. 7-28-1940 accident/drowned in Gauley River in Webster Co WV married 9-8-1920 Webster Co WV Della Tyler. George Sampson Long s/o William T Long married 7-29-1897 Greenbrier Co WV Nancy Jane Hammons. Nancy Jane Hammons Long Bess died 5-29-1965 Craigsville, Nicholas Co (her 2nd marriage was 10-25-1911 Nicholas Co to Orville T Bess) Nancy Jane Hammons d/o Sampson Hammons b. 8-27-1856 d. 8-15-1941 Webster Co and Mary Cutlip
Millie Hammonds Stinnett <milliehammonds Richwood WV Guestbook verizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Wednesday, November 05, 2008 at 16:26:37 (CST)
(#770)    Trying to locate some old family history. My father Jennings Lee Long was born in Richwood WV in 1924. His father was George Sampson Long born in the late 1800's and he married my Grandmother Della. If anyone has any information regarding the "Long" family, please e-mail me.
Phyllis "Long" Perry <phyllis.perry Richwood Guestbook embarqmail.com>
Wake Forest, NC USA - Wednesday, November 05, 2008 at 09:55:53 (CST)
(#769)    I don’t know much about W.Va. but what I have read and seen it must be a beautiful place. I will add W.Va. as one of my must see states. What a wonderful site.
USA - Tuesday, November 04, 2008 at 22:42:40 (CST)
(#768)     I was reading about the policemen at Richwood, on the guestbook. My dad was a policeman for the town back in the 50's, with J.W. Hollifield and the rest of the ex marines. His name was Robert Johnson. My mother told me that Bob Smith hired all ex marines as policemen. Bob was mayor of the town at that time. Bob Smith was in the marines also. Does anyone remember my dad. If so I would like to hear from you. I am trying to find a picture of him in his police uniform. Any help would be appreciated. Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson <wjohn6321 Richwood West Virginia yahoo.com>
Cottageville, WVA USA - Tuesday, November 04, 2008 at 20:37:13 (CST)
(#767)    Great site! Brings back lots of memories. Anyone out there have any pictures of some of the bands formed out of Richwood? I had the pleasure to be in several of them but lost all my pictures! If you do send them in to be posted. Keep up the good work!
Randy Smith <r_hollywood_98 Guestbook Richwood yahoo.com>
USA - Tuesday, November 04, 2008 at 11:22:22 (CST)
(#766)    Thank you so very much for giving me, and everyone else for that matter, a place to visit our town. Though I may be in another state and unable to visit Richwood, I can always visit the online site you created for us . And I've noticed that this web site is rapidly becoming a place where we can honor our Veterans. I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate that. Thank you again.
Bob Hart
Suffolk, USA - Saturday, November 01, 2008 at 22:14:57 (CDT)
(#765)     In reply to #761 Hey David Caldwell this is Patsy, yes I remember Riverside Dr. and all the fun all of us had. Jimmy is in Tampa Fla. I hear from him quiet often. Take care and God Bless you and your family.
Patsy Nichols <patsys47 Richwood Guestbook hotmail.com>
RICHMOND, Ky USA - Saturday, November 01, 2008 at 21:24:05 (CDT)
(#764)     Does anyone in Richwood have a picture of the original Billboard that stood on the Big Mill property of the World War II soldiers before it was torn down. Earlier I put a picture of the names after they were disrespected by throwing them in a hole and covering them up. The picture is #701 with many of the names. I have asked the city hall to see if they could recreate the memorial of the soldiers from our town and they said they would try. I thank them for looking in to re-creating another one. The reason I am concerned about the WWII I knew many of them and they deserve more from Richwood than they have received. I also believe all of the soldiers from Richwood should be remembered with a plaque of some type. God bless Richwood, my home town.
Kenneth Trescott <jaxtrfixitaol.com>
Wilmington, DE USA - Friday, October 31, 2008 at 13:46:04 (CDT)
(#763)     Hi Just browsing around. It has been awhile since I have checked the sight. I graduated in 1971. Moved to Parkersburg and went to college and worked for awhile in the area then got married and moved to Fallen Nevada for a year. Moved back to Parkersburg and raised three sons and now have two grandchildren. I sure miss the Cherry River. I have always said I would like to move that river up here so I would have a nice place to go when things are bad. Nothing like the calming of the Cherry River!
Charlotte Roach <chrltthickmanRichwood Guest Bookyahoo.com>
Parkersburg, WV USA - Friday, October 31, 2008 at 12:20:50 (CDT)
(#762)     Just found your website. It brought back many fond memories of all the vacations I spent there, visiting my grandparents, Harry and Hope White, on Dyer Ave. I have not been back in over 30 years, but my parents, Harry (Gene) and Mildred White, go to reunion every year. Hi to any old friends who still remember me, especially Carol Sue and Doran Mullens, and my ex-brother-in-law, CP Whitney.
kathy (k-k) (white) spotts <kspotts1Richwood Guestbookhotmail.com>
Burlington, NJ USA - Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 12:53:47 (CDT)
(#761)     In reply to # 741-- Riverside Drive, Millers store, the old paper mill, fishing along the banks of the Cherry River, playing football with old gang from the neighborhood. I remember when you joined the Marines and off to Vietnam you went, I was to follow a few years later. I remember the dirt streets of the huts, where we use to pass baseball with our friends. Patsy, I remember her very well, but the younger sister's name now escapes me.(sign of the time ) Yes, I am still out here. Would love to hear from you!
David Caldwell <char92247Richwood Guestbookaol.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 06:54:38 (CDT)
(#760)    Along with J.W. Hollifield, Jack Lucky, Bernard "Deboone" Dawson, etc I think Bob Wilfong was on the police force around the same time! He still lives in Richwood the last time I was there for CRF. B Kesterson
Ben Kesterson <bkestersonRichwood Guestbookcox.net >
Sun City West, AZ USA - Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 14:33:09 (CDT)
(#759)    I graduated from Richwood High in 1956. Thanks for your website.
Shirldine Trout Marion <sbmarionRichwood Guestbookjuno.com>
Martinsburg, WV USA - Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 11:24:23 (CDT)
(#758)     reply for #754 Jerry Webb Hollifield b.1882 d.1940 and Texas Arizona Stalcup Hollifield b. 1890 d. 1965 both are buried in Richwood Cemetery relocated from Bryson City, Swain Co NC to Richwood just before 1930. Of there children there were two boys: Christopher H. "Harve" Hollifield b. 1924 and Jerry Webb "J.W./Jay" Hollified b. 1922. Both boys served in the Marines during WW II/J W received a PURPLE HEART. J W married Doris Jack. He was on the Richwood City police force in 1954 when we had the bad flood, then I think he worked as a Nicholas Co Sheriff Deputy for a few years then in 1958 came back to Richwood as a city policeman at that time Chief: William "Pickle" Spencer, other officers were: Jack Lucky and Bernard Dawson. I don't remember what year J W left the police force but he died in 1961 while at work with a construction company near Kingwood. I will post separately a picture of JW included in an article "Richwood State Champ Supplier of Marines"
Millie Hammonds Stinnett <milliehammondsRichwood Guestbookverizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 11:05:31 (CDT)
(#757)     Answering comment 754, police officers... was talking to my mom who's 75 and ask her about officers at that time... she said several names and hope it can help name the one in your picture.... in the 1950 as best she recall...Daton Webb, Pickle Spencer, A Sward? or Sword who lived in Milltown.
Debbie <houstons_mawRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 10:46:10 (CDT)
(#756)     This is a great page. I was able to connect with a couple of cousins that I had not seen in years because they were on this page. How wonderful is that. I hope people keep writing, I may find some more of my family.
Kay <kcombsRichwood Guestbooksvca.net>
Stephens city, Va USA - Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 10:31:40 (CDT)
(#755)    I am researching my family tree. Looking for info and pictures on McClung, O'Dell, Amick and etc. Anyone with information and or pictures. Please contact me. Thank you
Caroline Kalita <caroline_latteaRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Newport, Tn USA - Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 11:14:14 (CDT)
(#754)    Hi, all... I'm on a quest and if anyone can help me, I'd certainly appreciate it! In the late-50s, early-60s, ( Click here for the Richwood Policeman photo ) their was a picture taken of a Richwood Policeman in front of the Hobby Shop on West Main Street near the old News Leader Offices. Does any know the true identity of this Policeman.
Thank You!
Rose O'Neal <jute72150mypacks.net>
Murrysville, PA. USA - Friday, October 24, 2008 at 17:38:27 (CDT)
(#753)    I love Richwood and wish I were there to enjoy the fall foliage and visit my aunt Bindy Brown, love ya’ll and miss you very much.
Scott Nicholson <tidebamaroll1Richwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Scottsboro, Al USA - Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 05:29:26 (CDT)
(#752)    HiShonnie
Just click here and email your digital photos.
Richwood, USA - Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 13:30:01 (CDT)
(#751)    Hey this is great I was recently in Richwood and went to Summit Lake to show a friend where I used to attend school. I took some lovely pictures of Summit Lake and North Bend and would love to share them with you.
Shonnie Brinson <shonniesway2goRichwood Guestbookaol.com>
Barboursville, WV USA - Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 13:06:00 (CDT)
(#750)    My uncle Wayne Johnson and his wife Betty ran the restaurant, "The Oakford" I think was the name of it. My Grandmother Arthella Johnson had her house on the corner washed away during a flood in the late 60's or early 70's if I remember right. We have come to Richwood for the Home coming festivities since I can remember. We have a Johnson Family reunion every 2nd Sunday in August for the past 34 yrs at the "FARM". It is located in Craigsville.
Richard E. Hall <rhall2488Richwood Guestbookaol.com>
Odenville, Al USA - Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 08:34:10 (CDT)
(#749)    My Dad was born and raised in Richwood. Would really enjoy hearing from anybody who might remember him or the family. His name is William but everyone called him Rusty. Used to vacation in Richwood as a kid and loved it. Sure miss going back......but maybe I'll get there again. thank you and God Bless!!!!!!!!!!!
Jill (McElwain) Marthe <pvsignsRichwood Guestbookaol.com>
Andover, Ohio USA - Friday, October 17, 2008 at 13:28:40 (CDT)
(#748)    Hi Jeannine. I don’t know if you remember me or not. Surprised to see your name on Richwood web site. First name I’ve seen I knew from late 40s. I lived in Dain. went to Richwood High.
Phyllis Mourey Lamp <jeanie1934Richwood Guestbooksbcglobal.net>
Canton, Oh USA - Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 08:57:59 (CDT)
(#747)    Just found this site and felt like going back to live. I attended high school in the late 40s and married and moved away in 1950. Have only been back a few times, the last in 2001. I do miss the mountains after living in Fla. for over 40 years and now in Texas. Hope to get back soon and stay there.
Jeannine Morton Nelson <JeanninenRichwood Guestbookcomcast.net>
Webster, Texas USA - Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 13:25:00 (CDT)
(#746)    Hi all you good people in Charleston, W.Va. I'm trying to locate Katherine McClure Morris that lives in your great city/town. I grew up with two of her sisters. (Phyllis & Rosie McClure) from 1940-1946.We were school mates as well as playmates. I believe their Fathers name was Chester and their Mothers name was Frankie.Most all the McClure family worked for the Union Bag here in Savannah, Georgia but most of them was born in West Va. Please help me get in touch with Katherine. (Mrs Lloyd P. Morris) I thank you all greatly ~ Joe
Joe McAlister <joetheplumberRichwood Guest bookyahoo.com>
Savannah, Ga. USA - Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 05:54:36 (CDT)
(#745)    I visit Richwood every summer. My parents and grandparents are buried in Richwood Cemetary. My granddad was an admiral in the Cherry River Navy. Many fond memories of sitting on my great Aunt Addie (Lipscomb) porch watching the parade.
martha <ms112nanRichwoodyahoo.com>
detroit, mi USA - Sunday, October 05, 2008 at 17:42:48 (CDT)
(#744)    class of 1984..
Tammy Mcclung <tammy_mcclung66Richwood WVyahoo.com>
nettie, wv USA - Wednesday, October 01, 2008 at 13:48:11 (CDT)
(#743)    i love Richwood.
sara mcclung <sara_ryan2010Richwood Guest Bookyahoo.com>
nettie, wv USA - Wednesday, October 01, 2008 at 13:43:15 (CDT)
(#742)    Hi to any one that remembers me, sure miss Richwood.
Bob Hanna <bobandcheriverizon.net>
Wadsworth, Oh USA - Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 11:49:50 (CDT)
(#741)    CLASS OF 64 As Pink Floyd says "ANY BODY OUT THERE?"
TAMPA , USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 21:04:44 (CDT)
(#740)    I am trying to locate a lady I went to school with. Fenwick Grade School & RHS. Her name was Betty Jackson, her family lived in Fenwick. She had a sister named JoAnn. If you know how her and how I can contact her please e-mail me.
Sherry (stull) deVries <jdevriesRichwood WVsbcglobal.net>
Round Rock, RX USA - Monday, September 22, 2008 at 17:42:44 (CDT)
(#739)    hey all yall
tommy stanley <tasljsRichwood WVsbcglobal.net>
richwood, wv USA - Monday, September 22, 2008 at 11:49:37 (CDT)
(#738)    It will be good to see Kathy... what a great voice, I remember how she use to sing Dolly Parton songs when we were girls... as for Heritage Days...I personally think it would be a great thing to actually set up stands and things that represents our Heritage... We are a lumber town... so have examples of things pertaining to that way of life and the hardships those Lumberjacks faced... maybe have set up an old logging camp with the era of dress and food and cooking...etc... as for music... Bluegrass sound like the music we should be hearing... guess when I think of heritage I think of the stories my dad told me of his days as a boy in the old logging camp his dad Bossed and mom cooked... I'd love to see story tellers sharing the history of Richwood... maybe someone making apple butter... someone set up their quilting frame and allow others to work on it as they pass by... guess everyone has their own idea I reckon...anyway... I am sure it will be a wonderful event and Maxine always does a great job on all she sets out to do.
Debbie <houstons_mawRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 17:21:19 (CDT)
(#737)    The Richwood store company was owned by the cherry River boom and Lumber Co. It was a company store that sold just about anything you needed. It even has a toy shop upstairs at christmas. It was a department store.
Gary Cumberledge <garyjancRichwood WVpeoplepc.com>
Federalsburg, Md USA - Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 06:53:59 (CDT)
(#736)    Follow instructions. This sounds easy enough.
The Best way to fight the spammers.
(1) The Best way to fight the spammers is to use a disposable email address and keep your primary address for family and friends....... Asked your family and friends to use the disposable address for e-cards, chain letters and so forth...... when you get to many junk mail just get a new disposable address..
(2) Don't respond to span in any way and don't open any span message.......
(3) Don't buy a product advertised with span..
(4) Spammers will send out emails using other names and email address of a popular sites as a cover!!!! So Beware of email that don't look right. At richwooders.com we don't send out any spam or email. So delete is the best actions..
What I don't understand is why people don't follow instructions on the guestbook sign page .... Reading instructions can also save you time and help to stop the spammers.
(#735)    Hello richwood how is everything going? I hope to be able to come home and visit everyone and hope to be able to do some fishing up Cranberry for old times' sake. Thank you for having this website and others so that soldiers like me will have somewhere to go to when they get homesick i am stationed in Fort Hood along with a lot of people from the state of West Virginia and a few from Nicholas County when i told them this website existed they loved it i just wish that we could get something that soldiers from WV. could sign and send guestbook messages to get support once again thank you very much.....GO JACK'S
Andy Williams
Fort Hood, Texas USA - Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 18:11:18 (CDT)
(#734)    Looking for information on who originally owned the Richwood Store Company listed in l907 in the article written "Richwood's Birth"? I had also found a postcard on another side of the A.J. Krashowitz building. Wondering if the store was what he originally owned or started. I'm his great granddaughter and am hoping to visit some day. Please email me at <sassy2853Richwood Guestbookaol.com> should you have any info. Wonderful website!
Holly Parks Fowler <sassy2853Richwood Guestbookaol.com>
Valrico, FL USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 11:56:55 (CDT)
(#733)    terrific idea
loretta borchers (justice 1955) <lorettaborchersRichwood Guestbookhotmail.com>
Craigsville, WV USA - Monday, September 15, 2008 at 13:16:28 (CDT)
(#732)    Kathy's Kountry will be in Richwood to do a show for heritage day. The show will start around 2:00 p.m. If you would like to see Kathy's Kountry on recent videos, just go to; Etater.com, then click forum and find Kathy's Kountry for her videos. Thanks.
Kathy's Kountry <kwoman36Richwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Marlinton, Wv USA - Monday, September 15, 2008 at 06:07:42 (CDT)
(#731)    I grew up in Richwood I left there in 1998 I live in Alabama now but I love visting home. I dont get to very often anymore and this site helps me stay home. I love it Thank you for the memories. Pale
Brenda Adkins Dilley <palemoon_1957Richwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Robertsdale, Al Baldwin - Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 21:56:58 (CDT)
(#730)    I just want to thank Maxine Corbett, and the Heritage Fair members for having; Kathy's Kountry on 10/11/08 to do a show. I am very excited about seeing alot of my old friends. Their is no place like your home town, and the family you go home to visit. See ya in a few weeks. Kathy Kyer Hill
Kathy Kyer Hill <kwoman36Richwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Marlinton, wv USA - Friday, September 12, 2008 at 11:53:05 (CDT)
katelyn <katelynnowakRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
poplarville, ms USA - Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 23:20:02 (CDT)
(#728)    Wow! I love the site, but am a bit sad to see that none of my fellow classmates are on here. I graduated in '89 and would love to hear from some of my old friends. I would also love to hear any information regarding a reunion.
Sheri Johnson, "Simmons" <coyotebabydoll_3Richwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Craigsville, WV USA - Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 15:37:00 (CDT)
(#727)    I love this site it is one of the best! I can identify two of the unknown People in the photo of the 1959 basket ball teama. Bill Bailey who was one of the star players is my Uncle. The man on the Left is Bill's brother, & my Dad: Lester Bailey Jr. He was assistant coach. The man on the Right was Lester Bailey SR. My Grandfather & Head coach. Thanks again Melodi
Melodi Bailey <jmcadwellRichwood Guestbookcomcast.net>
Albany, OR USA - Tuesday, September 09, 2008 at 12:12:12 (CDT)
(#726)    1959 Grad of Richwood High My wife and I still love to return to the Richwood area for motorcycle rides, fishing and camping. I have been retired from the WV Dept. of Transportation since 2001. I have lived here in the Ravenswood area for the past 47 years. My wife and I have toured 49 states and 10 Canadian Prov. on Honda Gold Wings riding over 300,000 miles in the past 18 years. We are now doing most of our travels via motorhome. Looking forward to our 50th H. S. Reunion.
Danny Byers <wvgw-d-tbRichwood Guestbookcitynet.net>
Ravenswood, WV USA - Tuesday, September 09, 2008 at 06:46:39 (CDT)
(#725)    I graduated in 1959 loved playing basketball had many good friends and keep in touch with some of them. I was gone from W.V for 40 years. Retired moved to Craigsville where I still live. I love the mountains and the serene atmosphere. I am helping plan a 50 year reunion of the class of 1959 would love to hear from the classmates. They can also get in touch with Tom Neil at < tomjoy1Richwood Guestbookverizon.net>
Drema Hayhurst <drema4Richwood Guestbookverizon.net>
Craigsville, W.V USA - Wednesday, September 03, 2008 at 19:49:29 (CDT)
(#724)    Hey, I just want to say how much I adore visiting Richwood! My father lived there untill after college and his father was also born and raised there. Best wishes to the whole town!
Sarah beth Meadows <sbmbluegrassWest Virginia Guest bookgmail.com>
Berlin, MD USA - Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 19:41:29 (CDT)
(#723)    Your good friend Lynn Knapp is a special friend of mine and he gave me your web site to check out. It is outstanding. Check out Richwood on Google Earth. Thanks again for a great site Gwynn
Gwynn <lone-doveRichwood Guestbookhotmail.com>
Barco, NC USA - Friday, August 29, 2008 at 17:44:19 (CDT)
(#722)    The Dream Team Ticket! McCain/Palin 2008, Sen. John McCain today announced Alaska Gov. Sarah "Barracuda" Palin as his vice presidential candidate, calling her "the running mate who can best help me shake up Washington." USA,USA,USA,USA,USA,USA,USA,
Rose O'Neal <jute72150West Virginia Guest Bookmypacks.net>
Murrysville,, PA USA - Friday, August 29, 2008 at 13:12:29 (CDT)
(#721)    My family came to Richwood W.VA. from Italy many years ago. I'm told Frank Grand came looking for work at the paper mill. Most of the 9 siblings of the Grande family left Richwood and came to Cincinnati OH except for Dora Grande. She stayed in Richwood to take care of her mother and when she passed, Dora still stayed there to be in the house she grew up in even though her family moved to Ohio. Dora recenty passed away and I am her great niece Tracie. I would like to find out more about her and her life there in RIchwood. I'm coming for a visit to see where she lived and how beautiful the town is etc. I know she donated to the catholic church in town regulary. If there is ANYONE who knew her (she was in her late 80's and lived a very lonesome, quiet life so I'm told) please respond to me. Her older sister was my grandmother I never met. The last living kin to her, my aunt, lives here in Cincinnati and I will be bringing her with me in October. I would just like to hear what anyone has to say about her because I enjoy learning about my family especially ones I never got a chance to know in this life. Sentimental, I guess. Im 40 and regret not getting to know her better while she was alive. Please contact me thru my email address.
Tracie Reaves <ItaliantracieRichwood Guestbookaol.com>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 14:10:05 (CDT)
(#720)    No Dream Team Ticket! Obama/Biden 2008 CNN, the first network to confirm that Senator Joe Biden will, in fact, be Barack Obama’s running mate.
Rose O'Neal <jute72150mypacks.net>
Murrysville, PA USA - Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 08:01:55 (CDT)
(#719)    Someone told me they seen a site that posted homes for sale in Richwood... I have recently put my Richwood home up for sale, it's only 12 years old and beautifully located with privacy, lovely landscaping, and priced great. So if anyone knows of a site that post homes for sale by owner for the Richwood area let me know... And not moving too far away...just accross the mountain to a new home Larry and I are building in Greenbrier County... we're down sizing...getting to old to keep a big place up...lol... thanks a bunch!!!
Debbie Bond <houstons_mawGuestbookyahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 18:57:47 (CDT)
(#718)    Hello,
My father is Phillip Facemire, youngest of 10 i believe. I remember traveling back to Richwood as a kid and getting car sick on the backroads. Its been a while!
Kevin Facemire <facemireRichwoodsonofasockmaker.com>
Frederick, md USA - Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 14:48:37 (CDT)
(#717)    Hi. I was googling myself when a link to your site came up. My dad grew up in Richwood and apparently there was a James Husk in HS there in 1969 - wonder if he is a relation.
Margaret Husk <mkhusk01Richwood Guest Bookaol.com>
Louisville, ky USA - Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 11:49:35 (CDT)
(#716)    I realy injoy looking at this site.I wish their were more of the old time pictures, and some 80's. This is still a awsome site and it brings back memories, I moved away for about 10yrs in 1989, I came to visit meet my husband and never left, I live in a good neighborhood, my kids are doing great here and I never want to see a "big" city again Iv been from New Jersey to Orgean and back again I finialy found home (right where i left it)
Amy Persinger(hinkle) <witchymomaRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
richwood, wv USA - Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 16:50:18 (CDT)
(#715)    I do not live in Nicholas County, nor West Virginia, so I know almost nothing about the county or the town of Muddlety WV. My ancestors was from the Muddlety Falls, area. If you have information, or photos that you would like to share of Muddlety WV. and the Catherine wood framed coal tipple, your help would be appreciated, there is a rumor that the tipple is still intact and at its original location at Muddlety WV. I was in contact with the webmaster of this site and they would post the pictures that anyone would like to share of the tipple or Muddlety.... My great grandmother was a Spinks and I think she was from Muddlety Fall and my great grand dad work in or around the Catherine tipple..... Thank You
Rose O'Neal <jute72150West Virginia Guestbookmypacks.net>
Murrysville, PA. USA - Thursday, August 07, 2008 at 22:59:06 (CDT)
(#714)    Hello Richwood! I am getting ready to head home for Homecoming this weekend. It just hit 100 degrees here this afternoon and I can’t wait to get to those hills tomorrow to get a breath of fresh mountain air. RHS Class of 1963...just a reminder.... 45th class reunion is being held September 26, 27 & 28 at the Alumni Hall. Friday, September 26, 2008: Finger foods and beverages at the Alumni Hall, business meeting, informal. Saturday, September 27, 2008: DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER- 12:30-Picnic at North Bend Park up Marlinton Rd. bring your own lunch and beverage. Saturday, September 27, 2008: Catered dinner, beverages and music, class photo, and a memorial service for deceased classmates. Sunday, September 28, 2008: Non-denominational worship service and a catered brunch thereafter. If you haven't already sent in your forms please do so ASAP even if you don't plan so they can be included in the reunion booklet to attend to Larry Losch- larryloschRichwood Guestbookwvdsl.net> If you are attending and haven't sent your money, make checks or money orders payable to RHS Class of 1963 and mail to Larry Losch, 500 Court Street, Summersville, WV 26651. The price is $35.00 per person for the entire weekend.
Karen Kessler <KesslerWVRichwood Guestbookaol.com>
Rock Hill, SC USA - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 at 13:41:31 (CDT)
(#713)    Sorry for the last post my fingers got ahead of my brain....her brothers were Roy and Harper Bennett.
Ken Perkins <mpfh1Richwood Guestbookadelphia.net>
Caldwell, OH USA - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 at 11:50:34 (CDT)
(#712)    Just wanted to drop a note to see if I have any kin folk left in the Richwood area. My grandmother was Minnie Myrl Bennett Carr. She grew up in Richwood and later moved to Akron. A couple of her brothers Roy and Harper Carr made their homes in Richwood. Hope to hear from you.
Ken Perkins <mpfh1West Virginia Guestbookadelphia.net>
Caldwell, OH USA - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 at 11:49:16 (CDT)
(#711)    To Cathy Love Hill. I went to High School with your brother Fred. We were good friends. He spent a lot of nights at my house and I spent several nights at your alls house in Craigsville. When we would come in late at your house he would carry you to his room and he and I would sleep in your bed. He and I and Larry Swearingin used to camp pretty often on Cranberry. Fred was an awful good friend and I think about him frequently. Take care.
Sonny Hammonds <shammonds1West Virginia Guestbookverizon.net>
Richwood, WV - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 at 22:34:04 (CDT)
(#710)    Wanted Lisa to know that I remember her dad, Ross Morgan. We lived in Tioga until 1958 and both my brothers and I went to grade school there. My Dad, Don Love, was an engineer on the SC&M railroad. He also grew up on Muddlety and was a good friend of your uncle Morgan. My Mom, Ilo Bailey, grew up in Tioga and still lives in Craigsville. I remember the Scholes family also. John and I are the same age. Your note just brought back memories of Tioga school, and the "big" basketball tournaments in Richwood every year. My brother Fred would have remembered your dad the best, but he passed away in July of 06.
Cathy Love Hill <hillcathyRichwood Guest Bookyahoo.com>
Davisville, WV USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 at 13:15:15 (CDT)
(#709)    What a great site! I just visited Richwood last weekend for the Cox family reunion. I love visiting the area. My father, Ross Morgan, was a teacher at a school in Tioga in the 40's - 50's. He married Elnora Sholes. I have family in Craigsville and Camden-On-Gauley (?) (Sholes is the family name). I loved reading other comments about "ramps" and various names like Nettie and Muddlety. I don't know much about my Dad's time teaching in WV because both my parents are gone now. I would love to hear from anyone who might remember either of them.
Lisa Baughman <ce_lbaughmanRichwood Guestbookseovec.org>
Crooksville, OH USA - Monday, August 04, 2008 at 21:47:32 (CDT)
(#708)    Reminder that the Class of 1978 will be having our 30th Class Reunion August 8 and 9th. August 8th- Class Social at Reunion Hall 7:30 August 9th- Join the Class of 1978 for the Cherry River Festival Parade. The Class of 1978 will have a reserved section to view the parade together. Saturday, August 9th- Class Picture, Dinner & Dance and Social at Reunion Hall 6:30 p.m.
Debra Hitt Mack <dhmackWest Virginia Guest Bookec.rr.com>
Jacksonville, NC USA - Sunday, August 03, 2008 at 20:23:33 (CDT)
(#707)    Looking forward to coming in for the Homecoming (Cherry River Festival) August 3-9, the Annual festival acts as homecoming for many of us former richwooders. The weeklong festivities include parades, food and craft vendors, and live music and dancing, hope to see you there.
Joe Johnson
Charlottesville Area, USA - Sunday, August 03, 2008 at 11:31:12 (CDT)
(#706)    Bruce, I just read your post about the South Side Reunion. We tried to inform as many people as possible about the reunion. There was around 125 people at this years. The date for the 2009 reunion has already been set, it will be June 6, 2009. It is always the fist saturday in June at the Richwood Middle School cafeteria. Perhaps this will give you ample time to plan for next years reunion and hope to see you there. I will be posting on this site again reguarding the reunion after the first of the year, to remind everyone.
Peggy (Shaver) Beckett <PeggyRHSWest Virginia Guestbookyahoo.com>
Richwood, wv USA - Monday, July 28, 2008 at 17:23:14 (CDT)
(#705)    Enjoyed the picture of 157th Military Police Company, brought back memories.
Larry W Sullivan <captlmtgWest Virginia Guest Bookcasinternet.net>
Parkersburg, WV USA - Monday, July 28, 2008 at 12:07:11 (CDT)
(#704)    As I have had the time to go through all of the South Side grade school pictures,each one of your faces I remember from when I was a child. I have learned of some that are not with us any longer and that brings a deep sadness. That unfortunately is a part of life. I hope and pray those of us still around will be so for a long time to come. I for one am looking forward to next year and the South Side Reunion. I wish I had known about it before. Thank you again for this wonderful website. It has brought me back in touch with a lot of wonderful friends and relatives.
Bruce Seabolt <seaboltbWest Virginia Guest bookyahoo.com>
Ocean Springs, MS USA - Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 18:55:50 (CDT)
(#703)    Hi, Ron O'Dell, Craigsville, RHS class of 1962. Orlando, Florida. Fla is nice but not like WV mountains in October. Thanks to the sponsors of Richwooders. I would like to hear from anyone. <RonDO'DellWest Virginia GuestbookAOL.com> To David Booth, Fenwick Mt. Dave when I left Phu Loi I went to Ben Hoa, 190 assault helocopter. Major Sattoff's Cobera was shot down near Swan Loch. I helped with the recovery. THANKS TO ALL VETERANS. WELCOME HOME.
Ron O'Dell <RonDODellWest Virginia GuestbookAOL.com>
Craigsville, WV USA - Friday, July 25, 2008 at 15:40:23 (CDT)
(#702)    I continue to enjoy reading the postings from former Richwooders.
Joe Kessler <skylane007West Virginia Guestbookaol.com>
Ashland, OH USA - Friday, July 25, 2008 at 13:35:17 (CDT)
(#701)    This is a list of the many World War II Richwood Soldiers names from the billboard that stood on the Big Mill property across from the Park Place Esso in the early 40's. A special thanks to Hanna Bennett for copying them from an old Nicholas County Republican Paper. Do the last two mayors of Richwood remember any of them? I do Zenis Amick, Allen W. Bailes, Herman D.Bennett, Woodrow W. Bell, Cecil R. Bess, Casper Breckenridge, Claude L. Bryant, Sam O. Burkholder, David L. Casto, Chauncy R. Champion, Lloyd G. Collins, Donald H. Copeland, Perry P. Cury, Clifton E. Dennis Jr., Guy R. Dillon, James C. Dobson, Orville Dorsey, Luther Faith, Robert Fidler, David D. Foster, James A Foster, Charles O. Frame, Morris J. Gray, Haven Hemrick, Heber E. Harlow, Walter M. Hicks, Robert G. Hoover, Rosco Hoover, Vestill Hoover, Carl O. Horsey, Jamie D. Huffman, Jessie C. Hughart, Rosco S. Homer, Joe Hughes Jr., Robert W. Hughes, Victor H. Humphries, William B. Ignatious, Haley L. Johnson, Warren S. Johnson, Charles D. Keenan, Russel Keenan, Claude O. Kinchaid, Gene J. Kncely, John M. Legg, J. Harry Legg, Joseph H. Legg, Theodore N. Legg, Virginia L. Link, Cleon W. Long, Ross E. Marks, Glenn D. Marsh, Tommy C. Mclaughlin, Clyde McClung, Jack McClung, Roy McClung, Gilbert W. Milan, Carl Mourey, Bert J. Moyer, Harley C. Neff, Hazel Nicholas, Willard Nicholson, Arthur B. Norman, R. Dell O’Dell, Destil Phillips, Isaac W. Pritt Jr., Wyatt R. Pratt, James D. Radcliff, Sammy T. Rowan, Donzel R. Rose, Wade Williams Jr.
These are names found on cemetery records. These men are WWII veterans buried in Richwood West Virginia. James E. Adkins, Joseph H Andrik, Loyd B. Bailey, James A. Barber, Romie F. Barnhouse, Estile R. Belcher, Oran G. Bragg, Antone B. Chamberlin, Gideon Chapman, Leonard B. Coe, Hansford S. Coffie, Arnold Comer, Clinton J. Cook, Harry B. Cottrill, Woodrow P. Critz, Bruce W. Cutlip, John D. Hicks, Paul H. Duffy, Curtis A. Trescott, Wallace E. Hefner, Emmet F. Goad, Richard S. Gregory, Lloyd B.Hitt, Glen B. Facemire, Mancil H. Facemire, John W. Husk, Clarence A. Horsey, Gerald C. Friend, Thomas O. Williams, Norman Ernest Slone, John D.Stephenson, Harry E. Stirgill, Samuel J. Awartz, James S.Sweeney, Ronald H. Tinney, George Umber, Arthur P. Undrewood, Willard W. Walkup, Johnny M. Ward, Baron Weese, Charles B. Williams, Donald H. Wilson, Ralph Windle, Nathan H. Young, Woodrow Young, Edward Kenneth Simms, Tracy L. Legg.
Many of these names are on the picture of the soldiers that were thrown in the hole and covered with dirt. Sad, would you agree. W.D. Mullins, Collins G. Lloyd, Phillips Destil, Naamon Overbaugh, Edward Overbaugh, Julious Overbaugh, Tobe Overbaugh, Edwin B. Pritt, Lanzy Webb, Dale Lawley, *Bob Smith, Leo Walkup McKinny, H.McKenny, E.O. Walter, T.O. Young, T. A. Young, T. S. Cummings, Wilbert King, Wilber Truman, A. A. Milland, W R. Sears, I. P. Sears, O. N. Hicks, T. E. Link, Ruth Gray, T. E. Sparks, L.L. Sparks, W. E. Elswick, Hanks Sargent, W. Wallace, E.Hefner, Emmett F.Goad, Richard S. Gregory, Lloyd B. Hitt, Glen B. Facemire, Maxcil H. Husk, Gerald C. Friend, Loyd Bailey, Estle R.Belcher, Oran G. Bragg, Harry H. Chapman, Hansford S. Coffie, Jack N. Hess, Cecil Hoover, Grover C. Hoover, Lacy W. Hilton,
K Trescott <JaxtrfixitRichwood Guestbookaol.com>
Wilm, DE USA - Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 09:14:46 (CDT)
(#700)    In the WV Room at the Richwood Public Library, we have a collection of local Newspapers: News Leader, Nicholas Republican, Hillbilly, etc. These newspapers are bound by year in large volumes. It is by no means a complete collection but may contain the articles you seek. WVU also has films for most of the Richwood newspapers. Check these two places and good luck!
Millie Hammonds <milliehammondsRichwood Guestbookverizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 07:06:33 (CDT)
(#699)    Can you direct me to where a person might obtain old issues of the West Virginia Hillbilly, if that is even possible. I'm looking for several articles that were published in the late 1960s. Probably a futile effort, but had to give it a shot. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 13:51:47 (CDT)
(#698)    I can to Richwood as a little boy to see my Grandmother. Enjoy swimming in the mountain streams and walking up all the steps on Oakford to Grandmother's. I hope get back there again soon.
Michael Strother
Lexington, KY USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 07:21:41 (CDT)
(#697)    So many good things happening all at once. I just returned here from a reunion in Craigsville. I lived on South Side near what is left of the Spot store. I have been looking at the names here and I am feeling very Richwood homesick. If things go right I will be living there soon. Thanks so much for this web page and hello to all.
Bruce (Butch) Seabolt <seaboltbRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Ocean Springs, MS USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 12:35:22 (CDT)
(#696)    hi enjoy reading about richwood would love to find friends & family of the adkins & mourey family on here
gail adkins price <gp078Richwood Guest Bookaol.com>
hamptonville, nc USA - Monday, July 21, 2008 at 11:48:17 (CDT)
(#695)    Hi Richwood! Spent some wonderful years living free in those clean and beautiful mountains. Years go by and some things change and some don`t and that`s a good thing. Glad to see the spirit still lives and thrives in the hearts and minds of true mountain people> No matter where we go, how much we accomplish, or what we see, we are all drawn back to where for most of us it all began and should end. West Virginians-Richwooders you rock for all time Steve
steve marlowe <smarloweWest Virginians-Richwooders you rock for all timenwwildblue.net>
tiffin, ohio USA - Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 22:20:41 (CDT)
(#694)    Sending best wishes to Tannery Grade alumni, mid to late '60s. Also R.H.S class of 66-67! I remember several of you that has signed on. Phyliss Lusk-Hines (phylhines@netscape.com)
phyliss lusk-hines <phylhinesRichwood Guest Booknetscape.com>
Summersville, West Virginia USA - Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 17:41:55 (CDT)
(#693)    my dad logan mirl adkins worked in coal mines for 21 year's in richwood w. va. he & my mom had 14 kids her name was louise mourey if any one remerber's them can email me. why has anyone say any thing about the mine's thier dad's worked in. i love richwood sometime's i wished i was little again so i can see all the snow we use too see when we were little, it hardley snow's here in n.c.
barbara adkins willard <wvminersdaughter Louise Mourey aol .com>
yadkinville , n.c. USA - Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 12:18:32 (CDT)
(#692)    I am looking for anyone who could help me with my family tree I know my father Teddy Joe Womer was born in Richwood West Virginia and I believe my mother Verlie L Martin was also born there. If anyone can help me with this or knew of anyone in this family please contact me at the E-Mail addres I have put in. My sister seems to believe that my fathers family still ownes a house in Fenwick WV. My daughter is looking to do a complete family history and I am trying to help her in anyway I can of course the family bible has disapeared and no one has seen it for years. Thank you for any help I can get. Thanks Again John H Womer <jnnwomerRichwood Guestbookaol.com>
John Womer <jnnwomerRichwood Guestbookaol.com>
Bear, DE. - Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 18:55:20 (CDT)
(#691)    hey richwooders, i was born in richwood at the hospital, breaks my heart that it's tore down. have a sister living there dixie clark, if anyone knows her please let me know she use to work at hospital in cafeteria thank you
bridget gallagher <blue_angel695Richwood WVyahoo.com>
marion, va USA - Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 09:29:20 (CDT)
(#690)    To No. 662. The other theater was named the "Auditorium", My earliest memory is of Susie Phillips who was who you payed your money to and gave you your ticket. She now lives in Milltown.
Sonny Hammonds <shammonds1Richwood Guestbookverizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 23:24:30 (CDT)
(#689)    hello richwood i hope everyone is doing good, just wanted to drop in and tell everyone hello i miss home so much i am in the army now and stationed in texas i'll be home soon enough we will see everyone in october or so.
andy williams <andrew.p.williams1Richwood Guest Bookyahoo.com>
fort hood , texas USA - Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 12:50:23 (CDT)
(#688)    Great web site, great city sure do miss it.
Bob Hanna <bobandcheriRichwood Guestbookverizon.net>
Wadsworth, Ohio USA - Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 09:30:40 (CDT)
(#687)    HELLOOOOOOOOO RICHWOODERS, i miss home so much it makes me sick sometimes but i guess thats why its called being homesick, i was born and raised in richwood on the ward farm at the top of greenbriar rd, i would love to hear from some old friends, if anyone knows how i could get in touch with danny green, geri boyles, michael bryant, kevin bailey, kevin ratliff or anyone that went to school with us, please contact me thru my e-mail, <casper27292Richwood Guest bookyahoo.com>. there is nothing like old friends and keeping in touch, thanks for the site, i would really love to see some pictures of around town and the ward farm so i can have something to show my kids, you have done a fantastic job with this site. keep up the good work
jamie mollohan <casper27292Richwood Guest bookyahoo.com>
lexington, nc USA - Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 21:08:53 (CDT)
(#686)    Proud to be a part of the Great Class of 1958, doesn't really seem that long ago, but it shows on me.
Doyle R Bennett <drbwvaRichwood Guestbookyahoo.>
Fenwick, WV USA - Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 21:02:29 (CDT)
(#685)    Greetings to all from the RHS class of 1966. I've been living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for 22 years and love it here. We operate at a much slower pace compared to the western shores (Baltimore and DC suburbs). Classmate Norma Mullens and I exchanged emails recently and discovered that we both turn 60 within two days of each other in August, so we're going to get together for a celebratory (or comissory) dinner sometime around then. I get back to Richwood about once a year, as my mother and brother still live there. I'd be anxious to hear from any classmates who might be checking in to this guestbook. Many thanks to the person or persons to maintain this site. Doug Brown
Doug Brown <doug.brownRichwood Guestbooksassafrasriver.net>
Galena, MD USA - Wednesday, July 09, 2008 at 08:21:17 (CDT)
(#684)    I hope to make it to the festival this year. We will be in our little trailer at the four seasons lodge if we make it. I miss the mountains. I hope to see some people I went to school with.
Gary Cumberledge <garyjancGuestbook Richwoodpeoplepc.com>
Federalsburg, Md USA - Sunday, July 06, 2008 at 13:40:26 (CDT)
(#683)    Hi again:
I just finished visiting the guestbook entries. What memories this brought back! Saw entry from Britt Nicholas. Any relation to Brett? My mom's maiden name was Nicholas Also saw entry from Regina Matthews. My Mom and family James & Lily Nicholas lived in front of the old Coke Ovens in Saxman. I spent a lot of time with my Grandmother Nicholas in the summers. She walked every day down the road to get a bucket of drinking water from a cistern that was built in the side of the mountains. Now that was water that should be bottled. Her house was the only one left in front of the Coke Ovens in the 60's. My Dad Leonard Roach worked there and watched this young tall skinny girl on the porch across the road every day (My Mom Naoma Nicholas (Roach). Also saw entry from Virginia Frame any relation to Roger Frame? He is one of our managers at Wal-Mart in Vienna where I work. He lives in Ripley, WV and drives to Parkersburg and Vienna area to work. He used to work for the Wal-Mart store in Summersville. I grew up on Fenwick Mountain and went to school at No Hope for New Hope. I played on our ball team and we use to travel to Fenwick Grade to play. That was always their saying for us. We showed them. Best days of my life! Went to school with Jackie Jones, Debra Bennett, Pam Taylor, Ricky Bennett, Bradford Garrett, Mike Hanna and one more boy but can't recall his name? We moved to town in '68 and lived at 4 Elm St. My sister Sandy (Roach) Rexroad still lives at 2 1/2 Elm st. Sorry for writing a book but it was fun finding this sight. Charlotte Roach Hickman <chrltthickmanRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Charlotte Roach Hickman <chrltthickmanRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Parkersburg, WV USA - Friday, July 04, 2008 at 08:55:07 (CDT)
(#682)    I grew up in Richwood and surrounding areas Graduated from Richwood High in 1971. Moved to Parkersburg WV in '71 married and raised three boys here. They go to Richwood every fall to camp and fish on the Cranberry. Always take friends and they love that area. I have gone to school in Parkersburg and work here. There are a lot of people that I have met over the last 37 years that were born or lived in Richwood area. I would love to have the land on Fenwich Mountain that I spent my pre-teen years. I miss the Cherry River. It was always a calming place for me to go when I was a teenager.
Charlotte Roach Hickman <chrltthickmanRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Parkersburg, WV USA - Friday, July 04, 2008 at 07:36:36 (CDT)
(#681)    I am still trying.
Can someone in Richwood help me? I am writing my autobiography and I have written too many people in Richwood trying to find out why the billboard with the soldiers from Richwood was torn down after the Second World War. I want to honor my writings by having a picture of the billboard with the names in my writings. It stood on the Big Mill property during the 40s and I have received some information from some of the good people of Richwood and I thank them for their help. I was told by one person that the billboard was for that time only and was not supposed to be a permeant memorial. I hope the people that made the decision to remove it did not feel the soldiers at that time deserved a permeant memorial like the Beirut Memorial in North Carolina. I do not believe the Second World War Veterans were more important than the others because the Richwood Soldiers and their families have given so much to our country. They deserve more than they have received. I wrote to the Mayor of Richwood, asking him if he could help me find or knew anyone that could help. My request fell on deaf ears and blind eyes and will wind up like the soldiers names that were on the billboard many years ago, in a hole covered with dirt. If the good people of Richwood don’t start using their heads it will wind up the same way and that is sad for me. It deserves more.
K Trescott <JaxtrfixitRichwood Guestbookaol.com>
Wilmington, DE 19809 USA - Thursday, July 03, 2008 at 09:10:46 (CDT)
(#680)    To Regina Mathews
Elwood Sherman Buzzard was my great grandfather. Lyda (daughter of Clinton Buzzard) was my Mother. I have a lot of information to share with you. Just e-mail me and I can e-mail back to you.
Maria Deitz Dooley <maria.dooleyRichwood Guest Bookyahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2008 at 15:32:18 (CDT)
(#679)    Looking forward to coming in for the Cherry River Festival.
Norma Jean White Shelton <BobnormajeanRichwood Guestbooknetscape.com>
Staunton, Va USA - Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 17:28:05 (CDT)
(#678)    reply to #679 I know of two John Bowyer, just not real sure on the spelling of the last names of both... (one is deceased) and actually I seen the other John, (the gentleman that lived on Cranberry Street several years ago and not sure where he resides now), at the soon to be closed mini bank just the other day. Wish I could be of more help.
Debbie <houstons_mawRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 21:33:18 (CDT)
(#677)    I haven't been here in a while but am excited to say I will finally be coming home in a few weeks to see my new great nephew....yes, my sister is a grandmother! I have not been home in a very long time and look forward to a calm, relaxing visit although it will be short. Kelly, I will be emailing you back very soon about the yearbooks! I am very excited to find someone willing to let me scan them. I would love to hear from any of my old friends. This internet thing has certainly been a wonderful way to keep in touch with people who are inclined to use it. Can't wait to see some familiar faces soon!!
Rhonda Hamon G. <rhondagggRichwood Guest Bookyahoo.com>
TN USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 10:13:50 (CDT)
(#676)    Great website. Am looking for an old friend John Bowyer. Anybody that knows where he is, please let me know. Bill
Bill Shearer <wasleo54Richwood Guest Bookyahoo.com>
Elizabeth City, NC USA - Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 21:49:25 (CDT)
(#675)    If theres anyone out there that graduated in 1985 drop me a e-mail.
Kelly Holcomb <holcomkRichwood Guestbooklabcorp.com>
Raleigh, NC - Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 07:45:24 (CDT)
(#674)    The Shaver family would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that attended this years 2008 SouthSide Reunion, and also thank the people who volunteered their time to help us. There was 125 who registered, and with the auction and donations, we were able to deposit $710.00 in 1st Community Bank, for next years reunion. I'm sorry I didn't get to speak to each one personally, to thank them for coming, but time didn't permit. And again we thank you, and hope you make plans to come back next year, it is always the first saturday in June. which will be June 6th.2009. I hope everyone has a blessed year, and god bless you and your family. Peggy
Peggy(Shaver)Beckett <PeggyRHSRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 22:31:06 (CDT)
(#673)    i to would like to thank the shaver family for the southside reunion-my first time there and it was great--my sister jane and i went and saw so many people we had not seen in a long time------carol(o'dell)marshall
carol marshall <carolsuemarshallyahoo.com>
craigsville, wv USA - Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 06:43:40 (CDT)
(#672)    Long time since I've been home and I do miss it. I try to keep up with some things going on but since I can't seem to find any news source for Richwood it's kind of word of mouth. I'm still waiting to hear what happened with the South Fork Lake Project meeting that happened back on June 2. Anybody know?
Brian VanArsdale <bv802Richwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Friday, June 13, 2008 at 23:30:07 (CDT)
(#671)    Thanks for a Great Southside Reunion, the Shaver Family really knows how to throw a Party. We were glad to see the Cottrell girls, Bill and Joyce Carden, it was just great. The food was outstanding. Lets make a date for next year same place. THANKS PEGGY BECKETT for bring us together. JIM DOUG BERN DEAN
Bernie Dean <deano10Richwood Guestbooksuddenlink.net>
Ravenswood, WV USA - Sunday, June 08, 2008 at 17:49:41 (CDT)
(#670)    I wanted to identify pictures in tannery grade school 1949-1950. 2nd row 4th one left is Lonnie Mourey. 4th row last one left is Michael Wise.
Phyllis (Mourey) Lamp <jeanie1934Richwood Guestbooksbcglobal.net>
canton, ohio USA - Saturday, June 07, 2008 at 18:33:49 (CDT)
(#669)    I`d like coal miners, past and present, to contact me through my email address. I`m currently writing a fictional story about a crew of trapped miners and I need info on coal mining in general.
Tim Landrum <talltales08Richwood Guestbookgmail.com>
Akron, Oh USA - Friday, June 06, 2008 at 10:15:48 (CDT)
(#668)    Just a last reminder about the SouthSide Reunion on Saturday June 7th, at the Richwood Middle School. We will eat at 12 noon, its a covered dish, but come early and visit with old and new friends, This is the 14th annual south side reunion. There will be lots of door prizes, plenty of free parking, and an auction after the dinner, to raise money for next years reunion. Please try to attend.
Peggy (Shaver) Beckett <PeggyRHSRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Wednesday, June 04, 2008 at 20:05:36 (CDT)
rhs 1983 <rhs198325thRichwood Guest bookhotmail.com>
Richwood, WV. USA - Tuesday, June 03, 2008 at 17:27:54 (CDT)
(#666)    Viewing the Fenwick School Grades 1956-1957(grades2-3):Row 4,left to right, number 1. is Bobby Stull, my brother. Fenwick Grades 1956-1957 (grades 3-4): Row 1, L to R,#1.Mrs.Francis Woodyard Row 4, L to R, #5. John Stull, Row 4, #6. Betty Jackson, Row 4, #8. JoEllen Swartz, Row 4,#9. John Harris. Row 5, L to R #2. Sharon Blake, Row 5, #3. Charles Roach, Row 5, #5. Sherry Stull. Fenwick School Grades 1959-1960(4-5) Row 1 #5. Bobby Stull. Fenwick School Grades 1959-1960 (6-7) Row 1,L to R, #3. Linda Shelton, Row 1,#5. JoEllen Swartz, Row 2,#4. Charles Roach, Row 2,#6. John Harris, Row 3 L to R, #3. Delorse Duncan, #4. Larry McClung, #5. Sherry Stull, #6. Mike Moose, #9. Betty Jackson, Row 4 L to R. #4. Maura Donaldson. If there are any of these old friends out there that read this send me an e-mail, love to hear from old friends. Thanks.
Sherry (Stull) deVries <sjeanieRichwood Guestbooksbcglobal.net>
Round Rock, TX USA - Tuesday, June 03, 2008 at 03:00:14 (CDT)
(#665)    I just contacted Mrs.Francis Woodyard, who was my teacher both in Fenwick Grade and RHS. She is still teaching and it was great to talk to her again. It is wonderful to be able to look at this Richwood site it takes me back. Thanks for the memories.
Sherry (Stull) deVries <sjeanieRichwood Guestbooksbcglobal.net>
Round Rock, VA USA - Tuesday, June 03, 2008 at 01:53:05 (CDT)
(#664)    I can hardly wait to sign on and read all the lastest guestbook signature when I have been gone or busy for a few days. How sad to see Richwood going down as it is...The closing of the hospital breaks all our hearts, but then just driving down main street breaks mine. Those of us who remember what it was finds it so hard to accept what it has become. Sad to is the fact with the economy the way it is it won't get better any time soon. It's not an easy choice, but one so many of us have to make, when we decide that it's best to close a chapter of your life and move on. I put the For Sale Signs in my yard today, with mixed emotions, One... ready to start a new life with my partner Larry and enjoy the new home we built in Greenbrier County, second, remember the excitement of building my new house here in Richwood just 10 years ago. My choice is made, and I shall always have the memories of what Richwood use to be and what it will always mean to me. My For SALE Sign is just one of many I see in yards through out town... no matter the reasons for them, it's still sad to see so many of us leaving "home. On a better note... Larry's band, ROARIN' CREEK BLUEGRASS was practicing here at the house Sunday afternoon, when to my surprise and delight my sister Lou Russell of Craigsville stopped by with none other than her son, Fred "Gene, Skip" Russell Jr. and his beautiful wife Barbara and their three beautiful teenage children! Josh, Mike and Beth who are all musically talented kids, (but only played classical until Sunday) in from Grand Forks North Dakota. The kids jumped in with the band, Beth on the "fiddle" the boys on guitars and me on the upright bass! What a good time we had!! My beautiful grandson Houston was visiting for the weekend and we all just had a good old fashioned time! Fred remarked on the changes in town, yet said it's so nice to have it to come back and visit. Well just wanted to share with so many who tell me they read on here to catch the latest news...so that's mine...
Debbie <Houstons_mawyahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Monday, June 02, 2008 at 13:51:17 (CDT)
(#663)    Hello Richwood it's been a while since my wife and I have been able to make it home hopefully soon and to the gaurd unit you guys be safe and come home soon
Andy Williams <b.williams79Richwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
fort Hood, TX USA - Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 15:08:50 (CDT)
(#662)    Visited my parents recently (Frank and Helen Davis). During our trip down memory lane, we couldn't recall the names of the 2 movie theaters in Richwood during the 50's and 60's. We believe one of them was the STAR theater but now sure about the other one. Anyone remember?
Mike Davis <d_ekimRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Durham, NC USA - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 05:54:02 (CDT)
(#661)    Just read this wonderful web page again for the first time in a long time and saw a note from CP Whitney #592. Wow you sure are going back a long time now. Well after moving to Lexington, Ky in "74" I began playing in a band 3 nights a week which was pretty interesting in itself. Being in Lexington let me meet and do quite a few things like play with Troy Gentry before he was anything and although I didn't get to meet Eddie Montgomery I did play a few songs with John Michael. I guess one of the funnest things I did was to do a show with Shep Wolley of Hee Haw. He was up in years at the time but it was still a hoot. I did bring back a couple of bands for home coming and played at Marshalls which was also a great time. I've been in Scott Depot a couple of years now and just started playing again but only about once every three weekends or so. That's not what I want to do but until I find another band that will have to do I guess. Anyway that's about it CP hope this finds you doing well as always. I could go on and on about Richwood and how much I love it but most everyone already has. I can't say enough about Mr. Pratt and the opportunities he gave me. I'm not sure there is enough room on this site for all the compliments I have for him. I would like to hear from some of my friends and classmates if you have the time to drop me a line or two.
Eddie Moses <emosesRichwood Guest Bookintlcoal.com>
Scott Depot, WV USA - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 15:21:14 (CDT)
(#660)    Can someone give the name of a good realtor in Richwood WV?
David Thayer <dthayerRichwood Guest bookhealthcarerealty.com>
Nashville, TN USA - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 08:16:24 (CDT)
(#659)    Just a comment about Mary Jane Williams' letter about Richwood's opportunity for a Four Season's Resort. I am a former Richwooder now living in Massanutten Resort...a four season's resort in Virginia. I can tell you that it would be a wonderful boost to your town. People come from all around to enjoy our skiing, water park, fishing, etc. I would heartily urge you to support such a project. We are one of the largest tax contributor's in our county. I am not an employee, nor do I have any monetary interest in urging you to support this. I am simply a home owner in the resort, and I love it! If you want to take a look at what a four season's resort looks like, type Massanutten Resort into your browser and take a look at us.
Marilyn Seitz <msueseitzRichwood Guestbookcomcast.net>
Massanutten, VA USA - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 13:21:51 (CDT)
(#658)    I would like to know if anyone has any information on the class of 1988. I moved away my senior year and had no way of getting any contacts on my fellow classmates. So please, if anyone can help I would appreciate it. Sincerely - Lorie
Lorie Hinkle <lorhnklRichwood Guestbookaol.com>
Pa. USA - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 12:58:42 (CDT)
(#657)    I really miss Richwood and Fenwick mnt grew up thier in the 60s and 70s attended New Hope grade school hope to move back as soon as my wife finishes college I may have moved but my heart has always been in Richwood long live the lumber jacks!!!
Richard Booth <sandraj1984Richwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Delbarton, WV USA - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 11:53:07 (CDT)
(#656)    Mon, May 19, 2008 6:20 pm
The South Fork Lake project is within our grasp. On June 2, the Army Corps of Engineers will present the "Draft Plan" of the Cherry River Watershed Study. In this study, they will address:
Life Saving Protection from Floods
Protection of property from floods
Water storage
Hydro Electric Power
Improved Aquatic Habit
Economic Renewal and Development
Four Season Ski Resort
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs And much more!
Help us spread the word. We need to come together to renew our community through the development of "South Fork Lake" in conjunction with a four season resort.
Mary Jane Williams
RHS Teacher

(#655)    Date: Mon, May 19, 2008 6:13 pm
Our Richwood Back on Track Committee has worked hard over the past year to raise money to convert Richwood's Track and Field at Dean Memorial Field into a real, 6-lane, regulation rubberized running track and make necessary repairs to our football field. Currently we have raised approximately $318,000 and are only $27,000 short of our goal of $350,000. (In spite of over $35,000 in volunteer labor and materials, the price of oil inflated our overall costs as well.)
We are in the process of rebuilding the track and need your help in generating the additional $20,000 to complete this project. The Nicholas County Board of Education has matched the dollar amount they gave to NCHS and we have turned to businesses and private individuals for aid in acquiring the rest. If interested, please go to our school website: http://rhs.nich.k12.wv.us and click on Back on Track.
Mary Jane Williams
RHS Teacher

(#654)    I come here often and read the posts but haven't written anything for a while. I am Karen Kessler. I grew up on Riverside Drive in the 1950 & 60's, went to Tannery School and graduated RHS in 1963. Early childhood friends that I have lost contact with were Betty Ann Dilly, Sharon Woods, and Nicky Yost, just to name a few. My parents were Jim and Rose Gregory Kessler and I was the oldest of four children. My brothers were Jim, John and Kevin. I get back to Richwood about once a year but this summer plan to be there twice, once for homecoming (Cherry River Festival) the weekend of Aug 9th and again for my 45th class reunion Sept. 26 & 27th. I do genealogy for a hobby and have quite a few names in my Richwood file and I am always willing to try to help anyone with a Richwood connection. Hello to anyone that might be reading this and remember me.
Karen Kessler Cottrill <Kessler WVSharon Woodsaol.com>
Rock Hill, SC USA - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 15:27:58 (CDT)
(#653)    Really enjoyed reading guest comments. I was born in Johnstown. My parents are Harry and Nan (Gainer) Gaynor. Dad has passed and mom doing well. I always managed to come home for a week or two each year to camp, fish and eat ramps. Could't make it this year or last because of health problems but was still able to get my "Ramp Fix" thanks to Tom (The Ramp Man) Tinney who dug them and sent them to me by UPS. UPS driver was glad to get them off his truck and I was glad to get them in the skillet. Hope to get back to Richwood soon.
Terry G. Gaynor <TGGaynorTerry G. GaynorHardyNet.com>
Moorefield, WV USA - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 02:39:11 (CDT)
(#652)    Note
Sat, May 17, 2008 1:29 pm A small note for a reunion we are planning on July 11 and 12, 2008 for the Rigsby and allied clan. We will be gathering on Friday night at the Four Seasons Motel for a picnic and on Sat. at 9:30 AM breakfast at the Alumni Hall as well as dinner on Saturday evening there starting at about 5:30 pm. If anyone needs additional information they are welcome to contact me.
I can be the contact person
Judi Spencer
7652 Katy Dr
Dayton Oh 45459
937 428 1898
Judi Spencer
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Judi Spencer <JudiSpencraol.com>
Thank You
(#651)    A town like ours, is made up of many everyday people with big hearts and its a crying shame that after June 27, 2008, there will be NO hospital anymore in this small town of Richwood, I wonder what will happen to Richwood after losing so many healthcare jobs. In fact it is a very sad day indeed for Richwooders... so right now the nearest hospital will be Summersville Memorial, it takes some 45 mins to reach and with gasoline prices soaring and many Richwooders struggling it going to be a financial hardship on many and especially for senior citizens. Hopeful a small clinic can be established to meet the health care needs of Richwood and the surrounding community, this need to be done quickly...
Lucy Anthony<anthony_r57Richwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
FL. USA - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 11:06:47 (CDT)
(#650)    Thanks to this great site I find out more and more about Richwood and my heritage...I LOVE IT....also hello to David Stull, my 2nd cousin!!!!! David's Mom, my great aunt Olive Nicholson, sister to my Grandpa John, was a remarkable woman...I think of her and her stories of our family....David...I will be in touch!!!!
Mary Nicholson Smith <marydnmoRichwood Guestbookmchsi.com>
Springfield, MO USA - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 14:17:55 (CDT)
(#649)    I was born in Richwood in 1937. My family left the area when the paper mill closed and my dad was transferred with the paper mill to North Carolina. We later returned to Cross Lanes, WV. I graduated from Marshall University and retired from the US Navy. I still visit the area regularly to visit cousins. Hello to Scott Nicholson and Mary Nicholson. Your dad, Richard, was my first cousin.
David Stull <Stull45Richwood Villageverizon.net>
Hurricane, WV USA - Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 21:32:10 (CDT)
(#648)    May 8 2008 Did you all see that? Hillary Rodham Clinton in Charleston WV. today. Hillary said she had no intentions of giving up her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Lucy Anthony <anthony_r57Richwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
FL. USA - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 21:38:10 (CDT)
(#647)    Still in Bagdad Iraq its good to have a web site like this one to take u back home sometimes see u in 3 months
Britt Nicholas <banwvBritt Nicholashotmail.com>
Richwood, wv USA - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 09:19:36 (CDT)
(#646)    My wife and I visited Richwood to see a special friend and to get a picture of the brave soldiers that served our country during the second world war. Their names were proudly displayed on a billboard in Richwood for all to see, but the sad part is their names were thrown in a hole and covered with dirt. For me this is sad and disrespectful. Some of them gave their all for our country and this is what they got. I knew some of them and I am sure there are people in Richwood that remembers all or most of them.
    A few years ago my wife and I were in Jacksonville North Carolina and our daughter Glenna, a former Marine took us to see the Beirut Memorial. When I saw the names, of our Marines that were killed the big lump of hurt came up in my throat but the happy part is, their names will always be there for all to see and not wind up like the names of the Richwood soldiers.
    When I look at the picture of the names of the brave men who served in the Second World War I am sad because this is all that’s left of them. I ask my self this question. Why were their names disrespected and thrown in a lonely hole in the ground? Now we cannot show our respect or show them to our children as we walked by. In my sorrow I think of them. I hope my hometown of Richwood doesn’t suffer the same fate as the names these people we loved and served our country so well. While we were in Richwood, I wanted to see my old hometown one more time. As I looked down Main Street, I felt sad because the street of a once thriving town was almost deserted.
    Is there someone I could write to and tell how disappointed I am about the way our soldiers’ names were treated from Richwood after they served our country. Until then I will keep trying.
Kenneth Trescott May 8, 2008
Kenneth Trescott <JaxtrfixitKenneth Trescottaol.com>
Wilmington, DE USA - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 06:46:58 (CDT)
(#645)    I just wanted to remind everyone again, about the 14th.annual South Side Reunion on June 7th. at the Richwood Middle School. It is a covered dish dinner, beginning at 12 noon. The reunion committee will furnish ham,turkey,drinks and table ware. An auction will be held after dinner to raise money for next years reunion. There will be lots of door prizes, free parking and good company. If you have any picture of time gone by, please bring them and share with us. Come early and visit with old and new friends. Feel free to contact me or call with any ideas or suggestions. See you June 7th. My number is (304)846-6982.
Peggy (Shaver) Beckett <peggyrhsRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Richwood, wv USA - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 14:57:44 (CDT)
(#644)    Does anyone knows anything about this story of Jim Shortridge of Frankfort, he was bowhunting for deer Oct. 17 2007 on Cold Knob Mountain when a 350 pounds African lion approached him. What Ever Happened to the African lion on Cold Knob.Mountain
Lucy Anthony<anthony_r57Richwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
FL. USA - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 16:46:17 (CDT)
(#643)    I graduated in 1962. Grew up on Cranberry St. Richwood was the greatest. I retired 2 yrs ago and live in Weber City. Richwood has went down pretty far. No jobs here.
Sonny Hammonds <shammonds1Sonny Hammondsverizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Saturday, May 03, 2008 at 00:32:04 (CDT)
(#642)    commenting to #640, Jim Johnson... Vickie still lives here on Johnstown not far from her girlhood home... She married Mike Little...She is a few years older than I, I think she is my brother's age...his name is Curtis... and he too still lives here in Johnstown, bought the old Ike and joe Bennett place...I remember Mrs. Johnson use to give Bible School to us kids at her home...she influenced us all I think...thanks for bringing all those good memories to surface after all these years....
Debbie <houstons_mawJim Johnsonyahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 19:44:58 (CDT)
(#641)    When I was young my parents would bring me to Richwood from LaFrank, where we lived, on Fridays to watch the RHS Band parade from the High School up Oakford to Main, then toward Park Place Dr. Echols,who delivered me, rode his beautiful horse up Main Street, and I was in awe, of the Band and the horse. Any and all who went to Walnut Street School, or anyone else who might remember me, can e-mail me. We moved to Nettie in Sept. of 1954 when I was 8, most of my mother's kin lived at Crupperneck and I spent much time there growing up, but Richwood is in my blood and the memories will always be with me: Clay Coe's Sport Shop, Star Theatre, The Dime Store, Richwood Wholesale, and Baber's Store, as well as THE BIG MILL!
Lonnie Ward <misha8greyRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
White Sulphur Springs(Neola), WV USA - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 11:28:30 (CDT)
(#640)    Just found website does anyone remember class of 72 at RHS or 68 at Milltown Grade is Vickey Bennett still around ? I sure miss Richwood!!!!! and Johnstown road.
Jim Johnson <pprovchyoo1Richwood Guestbookneo.rr.com>
Barberton, Ohio USA - Monday, April 28, 2008 at 19:46:09 (CDT)
(#639)    I just wanted to remind everyone that the 14th annual southside reunion will be held June 7th, at Richwood Middle School (former Richwood Grade School). Covered dish dinner at 12pm, Auction to raise money for next year at 2.p.m. Meat, beverages and table service will be provided. Bring a covered dish and something for the auction. Come and see old friends, and enjoy the day. If you have any ideas or suggestions please feel free to contact me at 304-846-6982.
Peggy (Shaver) Beckett <peggyrhsRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 13:38:13 (CDT)
(#638)    I would also like to express my condolences to the family of Mr. Pratt. When I went to RHS (in the late 50's), I tried out for the band....I lasted only one practice....I wanted to play the trombone...well, I just couldn't get the hang of what to do....Mr. Pratt took me aside and explained since I was left handed I would not be able to play this instrument...evidently they were made for righty's.. Needless to say, I was sadden and walked out of the gym in tears. I've told that story over and over to my friends and relatives for many years. I know he was loved by many and will never be forgotten..may he rest in peace.
Toby Skidmore Folks <www.alandtobyRichwood Guestbookaol.com >
Spotsylvania, Va USA - Monday, April 21, 2008 at 18:05:23 (CDT)
(#637)    I do read the Guestbook off and on and just read where Mr. Pratt passed away. I was in Junior Band briefly around 1950 and played the Baritone Horn when he was the Band Director. Mr. Pratt was so dedicated to his students and teaching. We all respected him to the utmost. My condolences and prayers go out to the family. I'm sure he will remain in the hearts of Richwood citizens and will always be a part of the history of Richwood, WV. He was a very special person.
Judy Hicks Peters <MsReddra55Richwood Guestbookaol.com>
Scott Depot, WV USA - Friday, April 18, 2008 at 23:53:55 (CDT)
(#636)    I too would like to send my thoughts and prayers to the Pratt Family. He was a teacher that I will truly never forget. We had such great fun in Glee Club, not only singing, but the Operettas were wonderful. I learned to appreciate classical music during the years I had Glee Club. I'm only sorry I didn't make it to the reunion to see him one last time, but then again, maybe someday we will be reunited in the Great Reunion on the other side. May you rest in peace Mr. Pratt.
Betty Cornell Barker <betty.jimRichwood Guestbookstarpower.net>
Leesburg, VA USA - Friday, April 18, 2008 at 20:09:38 (CDT)
(#635)    I am another former Richwooder who wishes to express appreciation for the influence Mr. Pratt had in my life. An early memory I have of him was when he procured prints of famous paintings, which he put around the band room walls (his gallery). I was one student of the many grade school classes who enjoyed his guided tour of the paintings. I later became a member of the Richwood High School band (1961-65) where I came under his sphere of influence again. I believe Mr. Pratt came to us from a different world than the one we lived in, and I am thankful he took the time and effort to share his broader perspective. He cared individually about his students. He cared who we dated. He cared how we behaved. He instilled values and guided our appreciation for things good and worthwhile. He enriched our lives in so many ways, and I believe he became an integral part of who most of us who knew him are today. Our memories of him have not faded, and Mr. Pratt’s legacy lives on within his former students. I send my condolences to the family. You shared a more intimate relationship with a great man who will be greatly missed by many.
Karen O'Dell Gudmundson <select-strategiesRichwood Guestbookcomcast.net>
Orem, UT USA - Friday, April 18, 2008 at 13:28:09 (CDT)
(#634)    I heard today that Mr. Pratt has gone to be with the Lord. I played the bells in band and some of my fondest memories are trips to away games, the Elkins parade and all the silly songs we sang along the way. The band, in our 1964-1965 year (I think) traveled to the Luray Caverns, Mt. Vernon, Washington, DC (Kennedy's Grave in Arlington as well), and Mr. Pratt patiently explained what we were seeing. We also went to a theater and saw "My Fair Lady." Mr. Pratt was kind and always fair to everyone. On many occasions over the years we corresponded. I was so pleased to learn that Pratt Park, just behind where I was raised on Riverside Drive, was so named to honor him. The world has lost a wonderful person and I'm certain I, as well as many others whose lives he touch, will miss him!
Joyce (O'Dell) Ebenstein <joystarlightverizon.net>
Howard City, MI USA - Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 20:50:11 (CDT)
(#633)    I found out today that Mr. Pratt died. He touched the lives of many people in Richwood. It was an honor to have had him as a friend and teacher in my school years. My condolences to his wife Madeline and daughter Carol.
Gary Cumberledge <garyjancRichwood Guestbookpeoplepc.com>
Federalsburg, MD. USA - Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 15:37:27 (CDT)
(#632)    Richwood’s most beloved citizen passes away at 97
Pat Hanna Register-Herald Regional Editor

He was, without question, Richwood’s most beloved citizen, a man who gave his heart and soul to a town and its high school and never asked for anything in return, a gentleman who touched thousands of lives and never forgot a face or name.

Edwin B. Pratt, whose face and voice were synonymous with Richwood High School for more than 70 years, long after he retired as the school’s band director, died Tuesday. He was 97.

I’m kind of at a loss for words, former Richwood basketball star and 1968 Olympic gold medalist Mike Barrett said from his home in Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Pratt was always, always doing whatever he needed to do to promote Richwood High School, the band, the athletic department, just Richwood in general. He’s one of those people you just can’t replace. I have the utmost respect for what he did with the band, mostly for what he did for Richwood. He was just so much into the fabric of the city.

He will be sorely missed. He was absolutely as much a part of Richwood’s athletic history as anyone. Hopefully we can all come together and pay tribute to him.

Another former Richwood basketball star, Jay Hewitt, recalled how Mr. Pratt, then in his late 80s, remained a daily fixture at the school, updating bulletin boards and the message sign in front of the school and encouraging the players.

He was always so nice to me, Hewitt said. I saw him last summer at an alumni game and he told me he enjoyed watching our team play (in the late 1990s). He meant a lot to us. He was good to us all. He was good to everybody. He was an amazing man.

Mr. Pratt was highly visible and always in a coat and tie as band director and as public address announcer for RHS football and basketball games. In fact, he announced at basketball games as recently as this past season. He also announced at Little League baseball games, played the piano at the annual Past 80 Party and other functions, dressed as Santa Claus in the town’s annual Christmas parade and helped his wife Madaline at a nursery school at a Richwood church.

And he was involved in a lot of things many people didn’t know about, like taking flowers to local cemeteries, said retired Richwood insurance agent Maria Dooley, who played in the RHS band under Mr. Pratt in the late 1960s. He did so many things in such a quiet way.

You’ll never find another man who was more humble, retired Richwood businessman Frank Dawson added. He wanted to give; he didn’t want to receive. He was a great man. I don’t think he ever said ‘no’ to anybody. There will never be another one like him.

I remember back in the early ’70s when this fellow in Richwood who everyone knew as ‘Little Joe’ died. Mr. Pratt and I were both pallbearers, and someone came up and asked him if I was his son. And he said ‘Yes.’ Ever since then, I called him ‘Dad’ and he called me ‘Son.’

A native New Englander who remained a life-long Boston Red Sox fan, Mr. Pratt came to RHS prior to World War II. He then served in the Navy during the war and returned to Richwood, where he continued to teach band, music appreciation and glee club for 45 years altogether before retiring in the early 1970s.

In late 1999, Mr. Pratt was voted Richwood’s Person of the Century in a poll conducted by the Richwood News & Record, a publication of Beckley Newspapers.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Carol Zimmerman of New Hampshire, two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Richwood.

Millie Hammonds <milliehammondsverizon.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 11:49:41 (CDT)
(#631)    Those black cats are common towards western and northern WV., forgot what they are called. They are wild though Garret County
Tony Lupis <tbi110Richwood Guestbookyahoo.com>
martinsburg, wv USA - Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 10:33:23 (CDT)
(#630)    Camping across from Shepherstown WV. last year. Had a cougar in our camp site. at c&o canal. Scariest sound make a bob cat sound like a kitten. Big long wide deep claw marks next morning towards bottom of tree. Night before big branch fell out and I said I bet there is something up there. We were camping alone.
Tony Lupis <tbi110Guestbookyahoo.com>
Martinsburg, WV. USA - Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 10:27:45 (CDT)
(#629)    The best memories of my life are of Richwood, my family was born and raised there, my grandparents were Barney and Sarah Belle Hensley who lived on Cherry St., in Milltown. My mother was Jackie Hensley Bess, she graduated from RHS 1948, my father was Willard "Buck" Bess, my aunt and uncle still live in Webber City. Fred and Betty Hefner. Had some great friends back then, John Meadows, Diane Meadows, Rodger Denna, Terry and Latisa Hodavan, Pam Prendergast. Just to mention a few. My goal is to someday buy the home of my granddad and restore it to its original state on Cherry St., who ever bought it from him, put a fake brick front on it. So all you neighbors on Cherry St. take heart, somehow I will buy and restore it. I want the big screened in porch, with big swing. Take care people of Richwood, you don't realize sometimes the beauty that surrounds you!
Gary Bess <glbess60755fewpb.net>
Frankfortk, KY. USA - Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 23:05:14 (CDT)
(#628)    To #624, You may be able to find some information on www.findagrave.com There is cemeteries in Richwood listed on it. Richwood Cemetery, Mt. View Cemetery, Hinkle Mt. Cemetery, Denna Cemetery and many more
Sonya Chapman <ceaajRichwood Guestbook by Richwoodersverizon.net>
Craigsville, WV USA - Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 20:14:12 (CDT)
(#627)    I grew up in Richwood untill I was 14 years old. I went to Cherry River Elm. and RJHS. I moved away when my parents Tim Kyer and Debbie Kyer (maiden name Debbie Curry) divorced. I still have family that still lives there. My papaw is Gene Kyer, uncles Teddy and David Kyer, and aunts Teresa, Kathy, and Sandra, and all sorts of cousins. I know someone reading this is going to remember atleast one of those names. I havent been back in years and I am planning on coming back to visit sometime soon. If anyone sees this and even thinks that you might remember who I am please send me an email at <dvrcdcntrygrlRichwood Guestbook from Richwooodersyahoo.com> I would love to here from you. The kyer name is known around there some good most bad but I would really appreciate it if anyone even thinks they remember who I am please send me an email again it is <dvrcdcntrygrlRichwood Guestbook from Richwooodersyahoo.com>. I would love to here from you!!
Jodi Kyer <dvrcdcntrygrlRichwood Guestbook from Richwooodersyahoo.com>
Lexington, Ky USA - Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 12:34:11 (CDT)
(#626)    no.624 you might get some help with your ancester search to go on ancester.com, good luck
Phyllis Lamp <jeanie1934Richwood Guestbook from Richwoooderssbcglobal.net>
Canton, OH USA - Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 07:41:08 (CDT)
(#625)    I just happened to stumble onto this web site. Am getting ready to head back to Il., for the summer. Does anyone remember the flood that nearly wiped Richwood off the map?
Rose Marie Marlowe Shafer <snaxRichwood Guestbook from Richwoodersprtcnet.com>
Enoree, SC USA - Tuesday, April 08, 2008 at 21:44:57 (CDT)
(#624)    Still looking for HARDMAN Clan living on steep mtn. above Richwood that had no road access 1920-30's. Particularly looking for HENRY probably b. abt 1801 & MARY HARDMAN (either Searles or Pinkey / Pinkney) & their son JOHN HENRY b. 1848 who later married Phebe E. Hardman. Is there an old Hardman section in Richwood cemetery? Is original Hardman settlers or ancestry known? Need this data to tie into a very strong possibility of a family tree. Am at a dead end. Any help much appreciated. Have been looking for months. Read all on this wonderful site. Makes me want to live there. Any help would be much appreciated.
Joan E. Burke <jeburkeGuestbookptd.net>
Ashland, Pa USA - Monday, April 07, 2008 at 16:13:55 (CDT)
(#623)    Fenwick Grade School 1956 and 1957 idenify pictures 4th row, picture 3rd one Glendon (Spike) Adkins. Number 6 is Betty Adkins, my niece and nephew. They now live in N.C.
Phyllis (Mourey) Lamp <jeanie1934Guestbooksbcglobal.net>
Canton, Ohio USA - Monday, April 07, 2008 at 08:39:54 (CDT)
(#622)    I'm tryin' to find Sharon Strang, the sister of Marchetta Strang. From childhood, I've heard what a great swimmer Marchetta was. My mom told me she drowned trying to save someone else. Marchetta was the daughter of Gerry and Glenn *Friday* Strang. They lived at Fenwick many years ago. I'd appreciate a picture of Marchetta, and/or any info you may have.
Thanks Joyce Hoover <lookin4me81Guestbookyahoo.com>
New Castle, Pa USA - Sunday, April 06, 2008 at 17:14:28 (CDT)
(#621)    Hi Sandra, Read the Guestbook Below you will find some of the entries like Millie Hammonds entry (#612) 70th ANNUAL RICHWOOD RAMP FEED Saturday April 19, 2008. You can go to richwooders ramp page and get the info.
Bill <band4464770th ANNUAL RICHWOOD RAMP FEEDmypacks.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Saturday, April 05, 2008 at 09:12:07 (CDT)
SANDRA (WILLIS) LONG <sandi196520022Guestbookaol.com>
LANARK, WV USA - Saturday, April 05, 2008 at 01:00:17 (CDT)
(#619)    Hello everyone back home.
Keith (Peewee) Ratliff
Concordia, KS USA - Thursday, April 03, 2008 at 19:15:15 (CDT)
(#618)    I only visited Richwood as a child (my parents grew up there, but had many relatives that lived there. My uncle Bob still lives on Laurel. My grandparents lived on Hill St. across from the school and on Walnut St. I had a couple of friends that I can remember Linda Kay Webb was one of them, but I do not know what ever happeded to her. I like to visit this area it is beautiful there and was there for a funeral this year of My Aunt Ava. Hope to visit again someday.
Kay Godfrey Combs <kcombsGuest Booksvca.net>
Stephens City, VA USA - Friday, March 28, 2008 at 11:35:12 (CDT)
(#617)    I just want to thank the ones who started this webpage. Due to this page I was contacted a long while back by a cousin who found me here. She recently traveled from her home in Florida just to visit me and other relatives in the area. She absolutely fell in love with the area and hopes someday to buy a home and retire here in this home town of ours. Her dad was the late Jack D. Bayless, known world wide for his studies on the trout. What a wonderful visit she and I had. thanks richwooders.com
Debbie <houstons_mawGuestbookyahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 22:59:08 (CDT)
(#616)    Hi, Be looking for you at the CHERRY RIVER FESTIVAL IN RICHWOOD. We didnt make it last year, but lord willing we want to bring our camper in & stay awhile & attend some of the RAMP DINNERS & the GOSPEL SING at the High School Gym, we walk up & down the street to see if we can find old friends. Love to see you try to come, if not email us love to hear from you.
Katherine 'Green' Mullens <aldenmullensGuestbookaol.com>
Warren, OH USA - Monday, March 24, 2008 at 22:54:25 (CDT)
(#615)    Hi, It makes me a little sad reading about all the people that use to live in Richwood & are so far away all over the USA, I Dect a little homesickness, Guess I know because I miss Richwood myself. My husband Doug Mullens & I both still go home as we call it, we have lived in Ohio since 1970, would move back to Richwood in a flash but out daughter & only grandson live here, so we spent alot of our summers there & go to Fl. for the winter when we can Doug has been pretty sick but is doing ok now. Doug & I both knew alot of people all over sure would be happy to hear from you if you read this. Alot of friends are age are gone now but wont be forgotten. Take time for friends time goes by fast vist RICHWOOD, WV. relive those old days.
Katherine 'Green' Mullens <aldenmullensGuestbookaol.com>
Warren, Oh USA - Monday, March 24, 2008 at 22:27:06 (CDT)
(#614)    Just want to say hello to all my old and dear friends in Richwood. I sure am looking forward to the Ramp feed this year. I hope I can make it. My youngest daughter Dawna is going to give me another grandson in april, hope it's arrives before the 13th so I can be at the Richwood Fire Department dinner. I have cooked the Ramps for this dinner for the past several years, and sure would hate to miss it this year, but family comes first. Chief Derito, if I can't make it I sure hope you have a very good dinner. I know Mike Spencer will do a good job cooking the Ramps. Fireman brothers I love you all, and I will always be a Richwood Fireman in my heart. If by chance I miss this dinner I will be back next year!!!!! Be careful those fire get hot, and could burn you, I know from experence. God Bless each and ever fireman.
Carl Hosey <Hos7caRichwood Fireman aol.com>
Williamsburg , VA USA - Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 23:38:43 (CDT)
(#613)    Just visited your site. Class of 1958, great people graduated from Richwood.
kenny kyle <kyle.constructionRichwood Fireman verizon.net>
Summersville, WV - Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 19:51:12 (CDT)
(#612)    70th ANNUAL RICHWOOD RAMP FEED Saturday April 19, 2008 Serving time - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adults $10 Children - 12 $5    Sponsor: Richwood Chamber of Commerce
Millie Hammonds <Millie70th ANNUAL RICHWOOD RAMP FEEDmtec.net>
Richwood, WV USA - Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 17:18:05 (CDT)
(#611)    I am looking for info.on the Strader family that lived in the Nettie area. Jiles and Mary Pearl Strader. Kids names Rosalee, Denver, Jesse, Sue and Betty. Grandparents were Jesse and Rosa Strader and Jiles or Whit and Mariah Strader any info would be very helpful. Thank you
Judy Tanner <mstraderGuestbookclearwire.net>
MEDFORD, OR USA - Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 14:58:00 (CDT)
(#610)    I would like to say hello to all my friends and aunt bindy brown and her husband bob, also to all my cousins. love ya and miss ya'll.    Scott
scott nicholson <tidebamaroll1Guest Bookyahoo.com>
scottsboro, al USA - Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 12:01:16 (CDT)
(#609)    Hey, glad to see sight up and running still. Signed in a few years back, great response then. I have been in contact with Randy Boone, not too many others. E-mail me. God do I miss W Va and Nicholas County!!!!! Gods true gift when he was in his best mood!!!!! Nicholas Countians' stand tall!!! You're the best in the world!!!! Tioga rocks!!!
Mike Mullens <mikemlmavcompanies.com>
Fairfax, VA USA - Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 19:03:55 (CDT)
(#608)    Wanted to let you know the 14th annual SouthSide Reunion is on June 7th.2008 at the Richwood Middle School, (former Richwood Grade School) cafeteria. The reunion will furnish the meat and drinks, and it will be covered dish. We are trying to get as many southsiders as possible this year. We are going to have a auction, so if you have anything laying around that you dont want, bring it and Jim Hosey will auction it off, Proceeds will go to the next years reunion, which is always the 1st Saturday in June, Hope to see you all there..............Peggy
Peggy (Shaver) Beckett <peggyrhsyahoo.com>
Richwood, WV USA - Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 15:44:37 (CDT)
(#607)    I used to come.
  • I came to Richwood from 1953 til 1962. Every 2 weeks. I sold radio and TV parts. I knew Carl Gainer and Dewey Wyatt very well.. I remember the old hotel there. The manager was Hilda Porter
    Jim Cheek <jcheek6Guestbooksuddenlink.net>
    Rocky Mount, NC USA - Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 21:48:07 (CDT)

  • (#606)    I grew up on south side/Dyer bottom in the late 50`s, early 60`s. We moved to Akron, Ohio in the Summer of 65 but I have always called Richwood home. I try and make it back at least once a year to see friends and family. I have even written a story called "The Ramp Patch" which I`m trying to get made into a movie (wish me luck, I`ll need it) to help show the rest of America what a great place Richwood and it`s people are. Can someone post when the ramp feed is going to be held this year? It`s normally the 2nd or 3rd weekend in April I think. This is a great site and I visit it every time I think of "down home" which is pretty much every day.
    Tim Landrum <talltales08gmail.com>
    Honolulu, Hawaii USA - Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11:40:47 (CDT)
    sherry abner <shariss7Guest bookyahoo.com>
    buena vista, va USA - Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 21:13:55 (CDT)
    (#604)    By coincidence I watched a program about mountain lion on the History channel last night. One man from WV. had a video of a large black cat with a long tail. Possibly a black panther. There are still
    wild cats in the mountains.
    Kenneth Collins Williamsburg, va USA - Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 11:57:51 (CDT)
    (#603)    On the panther hoax you can read all about it in Jim Comstocks book Best of Hillbilly starting on page 47
    Kenneth Collins
    Williamsburg, Va USA - Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 11:59:00 (CDT)
    (#602)    I love looking at the aerial photos, I never seen Richwood from that perspective. Would like to see more Tannery Grade School & any Cherry River Elementary School photos. RHS class of '85
    Cary Jackson <thejacksons9Guestbookcomporium.net>
    Lake Wylie, SC USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 21:00:44 (CDT)
    (#601)    If anyone from 81-84 has RHS yearbooks they would allow me to scan and return to them it would be greatly appreciated. I am also looking for RJHS yearbooks for 78-80. Just email me off site. Mine were destroyed in a house fire when I was in high school. With todays great technology, it would be simple to scan and put them into a powerpoint. I would be happy to send you copies of the powerpoints or pdf files once they were finished. I would be able to return the yearbooks much quicker than that. Thanks so much!
    Rhonda Hamon G. <rhondagggYearbooksyahoo.com>
    TN USA - Saturday, March 08, 2008 at 20:19:39 (CST)
    (#600)    Sending a reply to Kenneth Collins entry #598. Hi Kenneth, The Jaguar once found in Arizona, California, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas, this cat was hunted to extinction here in the United States in late 1940's but it is found in Central America and Mexico so I say it's "possible" but unlikely. I’ve got several stories that are far different from the experience that I remember about the big cat..... we need to find some references or sources, a news article from an old reliable newspaper would be a good one.
    Lucy Anthony <anthony_r57Richwood Guestbook for Richwoodersyahoo.com>
    FL.. USA - Saturday, March 08, 2008 at 19:33:19 (CST)
    (#599)    Re my message #593 of Mar 03, I noted typo on e-address 1st letter. Should read jeburke@ptd.net. Does anyone know of a Hardman or Underwood clan on Cheat Mountain about early 1920's or later. Please contact me. Thank you all!
    Joan E. Burke <jeburkeRichwood Guestbook for Richwoodersptd.net>
    Ashland,, Pa. USA - Saturday, March 08, 2008 at 14:29:13 (CST)
    (#598)    In the late 1940s Ed Buck imported a cat possibly a Jaguar from South America. It was displayed on upper Main St and for a dime you could go in and see it. Kids with no money could get in free.
    Kenneth Collins
    Williamsburg, Va USA - Saturday, March 08, 2008 at 11:49:20 (CST)
    (#597)    I grew up in Cottle and attended Craigsville Grade School. My father, Ray Wyant, was the minister at the Cottle Church of God and taught at Richwood High School in the 1960's. We moved in 1971 at the end of my fifth grade year so I never got to attend RHS. I often wonder whatever happened to all the friends I had at Craigsville Grade School. If you remember me from grade school, contact me. I'd love to hear from you.
                I really miss the WV mountains. I try to get back to West Virginia as often as possible, but that's not often enough for me. God bless my Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
    Tom Wyant <tomwyantRichwood Guestbook for Richwoodersroadrunner.com>
    Mt. Sterling, KY USA - Friday, March 07, 2008 at 22:14:38 (CST)
    (#596)    Enjoyed your site alot.
    Mike Boggs <mikeboggs141aol.com>
    Fairmont, WV USA - Wednesday, March 05, 2008 at 18:15:16 (CST)
    (#595)    I doubt anyone would want to believe this, but after reading all the comments on "mountain lions" I have to share what happened to me and Larry. It was late summer, (2006) around 7 in the evening,and we were on the side deck eating watermelon, watching the girl accross the road walk her lab dog, when I notice in the woods what I thought at first glance was a deer. I watched a second then realized this wasn't a deer and it was watching the girl and dog! Well it moved, I seen it was a cat and scream for the girl to get her dog in the house, she thought I had lost my mind but thank heavens she did what I screamed for her to do and ran to the house... this cat got up and started walking toward my drive, Larry couldn't believe his eyes and I said no house cat is that big at that distance! Then.. Lo' and behold the thing crossed right beside my drive and up the hill not 15 yards from where we sat on the deck and it was beyond a doubt a cougar. I never seen shoulders move like that on a big cat in person nor a tail so long! ... scared me to death but was fascinating too!... We told a few who didn't really believe us and when I told my other neighbor Dolly, she said yep, she had seen the thing at the woods edge between our yard. So no doubt about it... Mountain Lions cross our area if not living in this area!... On another note... Carlene and Sandy and all the others who have e-mailed me, I sent more pictures in to this site hope they are posted soon and hope you enjoy them! Ya'll have a happy March... and speaking of lions... in like a lamb...out like a lion!... And to those who make this site possible...THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
    Debbie Bond <houstons_mawMountain Lions yahoo.com>
    (#594)    Hello. I grew up in Richwood. I lived at 75 Riverside Drive which was near the city park. Some may remember my grand father, Patrick Mays. Everyone know him as Pat. He had gotten his back broken in three places working in the coal mines sometime in the 1950's. I was the boy that pushed him and his wheelchair to Main Street in Richwood. I had a great time playing at the city park and going to the swimming pool in the 1970s. I left Richwood in 1976 to join the Marines for 5 years. In 1984, I joined the West Virginia National in Richwood. I miss Richwood.
    James Abner <jabnerGuestbookinfoave.net>
    Rock Hill, SC USA - Monday, March 03, 2008 at 13:25:07 (CST)
    (#593)    Trying to locate HARDMAN CLAN on a mountain for very long era. Specifically, a GEORGE H.HARDMAN b. about 1900 who married Iva May Underwood. Both were born Richwood. George d. 1951, buried locally, cemetery unknown. Doing genealogy search for Linda Hardman, VA. Can anyone help gravesite, both clans present locations & most senior relatives? Thank you very much.
    jeburke <JeburkeRichwoodptd.net>
    Ashland, Pa USA - Monday, March 03, 2008 at 11:20:15 (CST)
    (#592)    just read a commet from eddie moses. i lived across the street from him and remember he played the drums. i would sit there in his house and watch him listen to his records and try to get the brum beat down. he done pretty good for he had a band called (i think) eddie "mo" moses and the go go's. hey eddie, who were the others in your band?
    CLYDE (CP) WHITNEY <clyde_whitneyhotmail.com>
    cottageville, wv 25239 - Saturday, March 01, 2008 at 02:28:14 (CST)
    (#591)    Hi, If anyone remembers me, get in touch sometime. I would love to hear from you.
    Connie Roberts Dempsey <con_3814yahoo.com>
    Craigsville, WV USA - Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 21:32:49 (CST)
    (#590)    Would like to invite all to the south-side reunion on June 7th at Richwood Middle School cafeteria. Ham and turkey and drinks will be provided, bring a covered dish and come and visit with old classmates.
    Peggy Shaver <peggyrhssouth-side reunionyahoo,com>
    richwood, wv USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 01:04:17 (CST)
    (#589)    Mamie Hart Forga's 90th Birthday Party! On March 16th , She will be celebrating her 90th birthday at the Alumni Hall here in Richwood, making her one of the oldest Richwooders that I know. If I know Mamie right, she will attributes her longevity to positive thinking, staying active, good genes, a positive outlook on life, abstaining from alcohol and eating one or more servings of wild leeks or ramps each year.......... She is one special lady and it is hard to believe she's going be 90...... Wish we could all be there for her 90th Birthday.... "We love you, Mamie!"
    Ignatius Clan <draft38582Mamie Hart Forgamypacks.net>
    Tx USA - Monday, February 25, 2008 at 22:06:35 (CST)
    (#588)    I remember the mountain lion, but I don't think it was local. Someone later said that it came from Pa. He brought beavers, snakes or who what to clas so it was hard to tell. We had some interesting classes.
    gary cumberledge <garyjancpeoplepc.com>
    Federalsburg, md USA - Monday, February 25, 2008 at 18:42:10 (CST)
    (#587)    I would like to add my thanks to your webmaster for having such an excellent display on the mountain lion or cougar. Since October, this website has generated 5 new reports, with 2 close to Richwood in Woodbine & North Bend Rec. areas. Being within a cluster perimeter, the same puma was probably sighted. We have FREE flyers available telling "What You Need To Know About Native, Wild Mountain Lions".
    John A. Lutz <epumahardynet.com>
    Maysville, WV USA - Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 20:54:18 (CST)
    (#586)    Can anybody remember the mountain lion Ed Buck (outdoorsman and high school biology teacher) trap on Kinnison Mountain, I think it was probably late 50's or early 60's.... They had it on exhibit at the old firehouse, jail and city hall building. Can anyone out there confirm any of this! Any old-timers out there that might remember this, I would appreciate any information you can give me.
    Lucy Anthony <anthony_r57Guestbookyahoo.com>
    Fl - Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 23:37:31 (CST)
    Houston TX <aignatiousexcite.com>
    houston, TX USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 15:36:48 (CST)
    (#584)    This is a web site we have put together for the Rigsby reunion in July of 2008 in Richwood. http://www.orgsites.com/wv/rigsbyfamilyreunion/index.html Are there any other Rigsby reunions in the area that I might contact them?
    Judi Spencer <JudiSpencr2008 in Richwoodaol.com>
    Dayton, OH USA - Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 09:23:11 (CST)
    (#583)    I miss WV so much and my hometown. Hopefully sometime we will get to move back. Anyone know if the Class of '78 is doing a reunion. I'd love to help, even though I'm in SC, the computer does wonders! Hi to all my family and friends in the mountains!
    Denise Spencer-Boyce <neeneebGuestbookhotmail.com>
    Greer, SC USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 14:30:48 (CST)
    (#582)    What are the dates for homecoming this year we plan on being there for the week. Would really like to meet up with all my friends that I went to school with. I would also like to know if anyone is working on a 50 yr reunion. Gary Cumberledge class of '61
    gary cumberledge <garyjanc50 yr reunionpeoplepc.com>
    Federalsburg, md USA - Monday, February 11, 2008 at 19:27:21 (CST)
    (#581)    god bless the ramps,almost heaven!
    bobby joe frisco <frisconservaol.com>
    independence, wv USA - Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 20:34:24 (CST)
    (#580)    Reply to (#578) Gary Alderman-your name sounds familiar, think we might have met once when I came to visit Richwood with my mom. Would of been back before 1987, back when Marshall's was still there. Did you play football?
    Connie Kay <conniekay2hotmail.com>
    Lorain, Oh USA - Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 19:13:21 (CST)
    WILLIAMSBURG, VA USA - Saturday, February 09, 2008 at 15:51:14 (CST)
    (#578)    Hey, Richwooders i love the state i grow up in. im a graduate RHS class of 1983. I still have alot of family there and visit often. Look forward to the 25th reunion in July
    Gary Alderamn <galder9696class of 1983aol.com>
    hendersonville, nc USA - Saturday, February 09, 2008 at 10:07:44 (CST)
    (#577)    I want to mention the Rigsby reunion is July 11 and 12th in 2008. I am the contact person for it. Please drop a note and I will send you more detailed information. Judi
    Judi Spencer <JudiSpencrRichwood Ramp Feedaol.com>
    Dayton, OH USA - Saturday, February 09, 2008 at 07:35:21 (CST)
    (#576)    Just love going to Richwood. I used to go there with my Grandparents since 1968. They always took me Fishing. Was there 2 years ago to the " RIGSBY " REUNION. There is going to be another one this year in JUNE. Relatives come from everywhere. Going to be just Great....
    winfield, wv USA - Saturday, February 02, 2008 at 11:37:41 (CST)
    (#575)    I've been to richwood several times. It's an interesting little town with lots of history. The mountains grand, and the air crisp. (My grandfather (Lester McClung, state forester who served the longest term in office) was from Quinwood...) This is a great website! Keep up the good work. I'll be back someday soon.
    Luke DuBarry <thaireef07Guestbookyahoo.com>
    Palm Beach , Fl USA - Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 01:53:07 (CST)
    (#574)    Reply to Mary Nicholson. I was born in Richwood also, moved to St. Albans, then on to Pensacola, Fl. While in Pensacola I was invited to Bob & Jackie Moss's home and your father Richard and mom Tillie were there. What a small world it is. Your dad was also in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl when WVU played there many years ago. When I lived in Richwood I lived on Riverside Drive (for awhile) and remember the Dew Drop Inn. The Guestbook is really picking up and I enjoy reading it. I hope I can make it to the Cherry River Festival next Fall.
    Judy Hicks Peters <MsReddra55Guestbookaol.com>
    USA - Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 22:29:37 (CST)
    (#573)    Sending a reply to Mike Chapman entry #570....1st you will want to read my entry #546 & my brothers #559....The Shorty Montrose you are speaking of (Owmer The Dew Drop Inn) on Riverside Drive was my Great Grandfather....my Dad was Richard Nicholson and my Aunt Bindy Brown still lives right there beside the old place....I was born in Sacred Heart Hospital in 1956 and like you have so many great memories...thanks for your post and for remembering him...Mary
    Mary Nicholson <marydnmomchsi.com>
    Springfield, MO USA - Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 18:34:27 (CST)
    (#572)    I am looking for some of those 1966 people has been a very long time.
    Rita Ramplewich <ritaflexbuyhomes.com>
    Rock Hill, SC USA - Monday, January 28, 2008 at 12:17:47 (CST)
    (#571)    To Carlene Curtis and Sandy Halley, hope to post more pictures later on the Bayless clan. So many of us have the same wonderful memories of this place...Cherry River Festival, Milltown Grade School, swimming at the Chestnut Hole, Willow Hole and Secret Hole, sunbathing at the falls, fishing the south and north forks of Cherry, picnics at North Bend, and the wonderful times we all had at Woodbine! I would love to see a Johnstown/Southside Reunion, I think all can remember the old swinging bridge, under that little old bridge alot of us played, those who can remember may recall the Bucket Hole, the place where the smaller kids took a dip in the Cherry, being to young to go to the bigger swimming holes on up river. I would love to hear from Kathy Hinkle. Lost touch with her more years ago than I care to remember! And Danny Martin. He spent all his youthful summers here. Richwood isn't what it was in those days, lands sake I remember how good the hotdogs were at Main Street Resturant, and Gale's was known for their great chili. So much of my time was spent at the News Stand, Granny was behind the counter and lands those fountain cokes were great! And the corner drugstore, that wonderful and famous peanutbutter topping they put on sundays, yep, things aren't what they use to be but thank goodness we can take that stroll down memory lane when we start feeling homesick for how it was way back when....
    Debbie Bond <houstons_mawGuestbookyahoo.com>
    Richwood, WV USA - Monday, January 28, 2008 at 06:43:04 (CST)
    (#570)    Wow, what a site! I was born in the bedroom of a house near the hospital and can remember it's construction in progress when I was 3 years old. My uncle Walter, who was a barber on Main St., used to take my brother and I to Shorty's on Riverside Drive for Cherry River Cherry Sodas (swear to God I'm not makin' that up) while he had a couple of beers. Rhubarb grew on the north side of the house, don't ask me how, and potatoes on a lower field east of the columned porch. They're all up on cemetery hill now. God I miss it! Thanks for the photos.
    Mike Chapman <greatnotionGuestbooknetscape.net>
    Columbus, oh USA - Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 22:37:11 (CST)
    (#569)    happy birthday to JOEY DERITO
    joe caldwll <j7caldGuestbookaol.com>
    hobe sound, fl USA - Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 09:08:30 (CST)
    (#568)    richwood is a great place to live and grow up i had the time of my life in richwood my grandfather was eke vance and my father is jerry vance i come to richwood fourtimes a year to my friends and faimly i will see u there go lumberjacks
    ekie vance <ekievanceGuestbookyahoo.com>
    waynesboro, va USA - Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 22:28:00 (CST)
    (#567)    Have lost touch with several friends from the day. Would love to hear from old classmates. SPierson, JDiez, JDoddrill, others. Love to Donnie and Ray. :)
    Lori Dado-Meadows <meadowslGuest Bookntelos.com>
    Buckhannon, WV USA - Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 07:32:36 (CST)
    (#566)    Doesn't anyone have a picture of the Tannery Grade School? Remember the sock hops in the gym? Those were the good ole days....anyway there has to be someone who has a picture!
    USA - Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 12:39:14 (CST)
    (#565)    just read leslie ledighuffer signed the guest book. do wish she could get back to richwood, the last time she was on her way back her and her husband had a accident in charleston and jim lost a leg, he has never been hear, and has resarvation of seeing our wonderful town.
    ila dambrosio <ila92037Richwooderhotmail.com>
    fenwick, wva USA - Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 10:12:16 (CST)
    (#564)    Howdy everybody my name is ermal blevins a few members of my family have been doing some geneaology research and have come to find out that we are relatives of the Rigsby family through the Late Thomas Rigsby. if anyone could be of assistance in contacting the rigsby line it would be much appreciated. thanks in advance.
    Ermal Blevins Jr. <ermdaddy08Guestbookyahoo.com>
    north tazewell, va USA - Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 08:05:06 (CST)
    (#563)    Sorry to hear about Sandy, we went to Milltown and band together. Condolences to the family.
    gary cumberledge <garyjancFederalsburg, Marylandpeoplepc.com>
    federalsburg, md USA - Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 17:57:14 (CST)
    (#562)    My mom was from Richwood. She always took us kids to the reunion to see the Cherry River Festival. She passed away in 1997. Her name is Vonda (Barnhouse) Shuck. Was wondering if anyone remembers the Barnhouse/Fowler family?
    Connie Kay <conniekay2Barnhouse/Fowler familyhotmail.com>
    Lorain, OH USA - Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 08:42:25 (CST)
    (#561)    I love reading the entries on this website. I know a lot of you knew my sister, Sandra Trescott. She died on January 16, 2008 and the service will be on January 26, 2008 at Coleman Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 12:00 with the service at 1:00.
    Karen Straley Peck <kpeck1Sandra Trescottsuddenlink.net>
    Beaver, WV USA - Friday, January 18, 2008 at 16:27:36 (CST)
    (#560)    my name is jamie mollohan and i am married to becky bragg, we grew up in richwood and its a beautiful place to be, its just a shame that the people let drugs destroy it, we would love to hear from people that knew us back then, becky graduated richwood high in 1995, she would love to get in touch with patricia pomroy if anyone knows her where abouts, our e-mail is casper27292@yahoo.com, god bless richwooders. peace
    james mollohan and becky bragg <casper27292Richwoodersyahoo.com>
    lexington , nc USA - Friday, January 18, 2008 at 16:03:26 (CST)
    (#559)    Love coming to Richwood every year, it is beautiful winter, spring, summer or fall. I will be retiring from my job in three years, I hope to spend the rest off my life in Richwood or Summersville.
    scott nicholson <tidebamaroll1Scott Nicholsonyahoo.com>
    scottsboro, al USA - Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 12:58:57 (CST)
    (#558)    Really enjoyed reading the guest book. I didn't find anyone that I had graduated with, but I'm older than dirt..I graduated in 1949. Me and my husband both was born and raised in Richwood, or rather he was raised in Little Laurel. We moved to Ohio in 1961, lived there untill he retired in 1989. Now we live back in WV..My husband has some family still in Richwood. We don't get back there to often, but we don't forget Richwood. Got a call the other wk. about a reunion for the South Siders. I was raised on Front St. and Maple St. We got back for one of Litte Laurel's reunion a few yrs. ago and we met a lot of people that we had grown up with. What a joy it was..I got a call from a Shaver guy that I was suppost to email, but lost the email addy. hope that he forgives me and calls back. Well all of you take care of yourselves and be good to your neighbors. Thanks for this time and space to write. Jenny
    Virginia R. Frame <Jennyrose3webtv.net>
    West Union, wv USA - Monday, January 14, 2008 at 18:54:00 (CST)
    (#557)    Just found this book about Richwood. I graduated in the class of 1949. Old as dirt now...Had a very pleasant time going through it. Richwood was once a busy town, but it has sure changed since I lived there. Moved to Ohio in 61. We lived there untill husband retired in 89. Bought a house and some acreage in WV, so here we are. Husband has relatives still in Richwod, but we don't get to go back to often. Well all take care and be good to your neighbors.......
    Virginia R.(Hammond) Frame <JennyroseGuestbookwebtv.net>
    Pennsboro,WV, USA - Monday, January 14, 2008 at 13:23:05 (CST)
    (#556)    i left wva. in 59 always went back to visit family uncle allen & aunt flodie hinkle & mildred 'ted' cadle my cuz's my dad mirl adkins & louise mourey adkins we have people still there i still miss the mountains i have a lot of memories when i was little my dad was a coal miner for 21 yr's i haven't been back to wva in 4 yr's going back soon;
    barbara adkins willard <wvminersdaughterRichwood Guestbookaol.com>
    yadkinville , n.c. USA - Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 10:59:54 (CST)
    (#555)    "Hi" to everyone from the class of '66.
    Nellie O'Dell <nlucasNellie O'Dellcitynet.net>
    Elkview, WV USA - Friday, January 11, 2008 at 01:46:00 (CST)
    (#554)    Fenwick Grade School: Photo of 1959-1960 grade 1, row 1: First photo in row one is my younger brother Jerry Wayne Johnson. He currently resides in AZ.
    Sandra G Roby <robymatlubesSandra G Robyaol.com>
    Bridgeport, WV USA - Saturday, January 05, 2008 at 21:04:11 (CST)
    (#553)    My family talks about Richwood alot, we lived in Nettie, we moved to Crawley in 1970, but still have alot of family in Nettie, and my sister-in-law owns C and S Restaurant in Richwood. Been trying to look up info on Richwood. My brothers went to Richwood school. Great site.
    pam(strader)hamrick <pmhmrckCrawley, WVyahoo.com>
    Crawley, WV USA - Friday, January 04, 2008 at 20:25:52 (CST)
    (#552)    To all you people from Richwood do you remember Gale Fraley who had Gale's Drive Inn? He passed away December 22, 2007. A very great loss to his family and to Richwood. He was a very civic minded person. We all miss him a lot.
    Sonya B. Chapman <ceaajCraigsville, WVverizon.net>
    Craigsville, WV USA - Tuesday, January 01, 2008 at 13:16:40 (CST)
    (#551)    Any one that can help. Cemetery donations needed. for mowing next spring. Richwood Cemetery Fund Box 548 Richwood, W. V. 26261
    Richard Greathouse <dulcimermanCraigsville, WVgmail.com>
    Richwood, WV USA - Tuesday, January 01, 2008 at 06:15:34 (CST)
    (#550)    Hello home sweet HOME!! I attended RHS 1986-1988, am interested in contacting anyone who remembers the "Good ole DAYS". P.Brown, J.Taylor,B.Vance,G.Swearingen Feel free to contact me. Respectfully, Butch Lilly
    Butch Lilly <butchiewGuestbookhotmail.com>
    Columbus, OH USA - Monday, December 17, 2007 at 20:29:58 (CST)
    (#549)    Listen to the Mountains Almost Heaven, West Virginia. Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River. We've all heard these words before, but have you ever listened to the mountains? Have you camped alone up in a hollow and listened to the creek and the critters? Have you ever heard the voices of those long past whispered on the wind that flows through the hills and the hollows? Have you ever listened to the mountains? Have you ever felt the heartaches? Have you ever shared the tears? Have you ever boiled with pride? Have you understood the emptiness when you left? Have you ever listened to the mountains? After being away for many years. Did your heart sink? Did your eyes fill with tears when you saw the changes of home and knew it would never be the same again? Have you ever listened to the mountains? Have you stood on the street of a once thriving town that is now almost dead and heard the Church bells of long past and the music and laughter of weddings, parties and dances of times long gone flowing through the hills and hollows? Have you ever listened to the mountains? Did you realize those times are long past? Did you have the feeling that no one else one earth feels the way we do about where we grew up? Have you ever listened to the mountains? Did you ever feel grateful that you lived that life while it lasted? Have you ever listened to the mountains? If you have you are from West Virginia.
    Leon Johnson <lookehereleonGuestbookyahoo.com>
    USA - Monday, December 17, 2007 at 11:17:56 (CST)
    (#548)    Don't you wish we could all come home to live, before we come home to be buried, workin on it, Thanks for the site will check often. Leon
    Leon Johnson <lookehereleonGuestbookyahoo.com>
    Jax, Florida USA - Monday, December 17, 2007 at 09:18:54 (CST)
    (#547)    Just wanted to wish all your Richwooders a Very Merry Christmas and a Joyous, Healthy, Happy New Yesr!!! Betty (Cornell) Barker <betty.jimRichwood Guestbookstarpower.net>
    Leesburg, VA USA - Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 11:57:50 (CST)
    (#546)    What a great tribute to my hometown of Richwood, WVA!!!! I love the site...I come from a long line of generations before me...my parents, John Richard Nicholson, and Tillie DiGregorio Nicholson were also born and raised there along with our long line of family....John & Marion Nicholson on Riverside Drive, the Girondo's..Dom & Agnes, he was my great uncle and my Godfather {The Grille) the Montrose's ( the Dew Drop Inn on Riverside Drive } Biase & Michelina DiGregorio...{The Shoe repair Shop on Main Street downtown...My Father, Richard, Dick, John...called all of these names by family and friend alike, played football for RHS for WVA and made the winning touchdown against Penn State 1954( 19-14 score) leading them to the Sugar bowl..what a great time for Richwooder's in that era...I am so very proud of my heritage, of Richwood....and West Virginia....Almost Heaven.....GO MOUNTAINEERS!!!!
    Mary Nicholson Smith
    Springfield, MO USA - Friday, December 07, 2007 at 20:15:32 (CST)
    (#545)    I have (2) great original songs written about Richwood if you would like to hear them drop me a note at mark.davisRichwood Guestbooklewisautomotive.com or rhs85drummajorRichwood Guestbookyahoo.com. GREAT WEBSITE!!!!
    Mark Davis <mark.davisRichwood Guestbooklewisautomotive.com>
    Oak Hill, WV USA - Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 14:49:11 (CST)
    (#544)    So glad the guest book is back, Thanks so much. Still would love to hear from friends where ever you have ended up, I know most are scatterd all over the usa. email me it would be so nice to hear what you have been doing all these years Katherine" Green" Mullens ( aldenmullensGuestbookaol.com
    Katherine " Green" Mullens <aldenmullensaol.com >
    Warren, Oh USA - Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 21:43:27 (CST)
    (#543)    Hello Richwood, what a great place to grow in. Ramp season is just around the corner, yum yum. I found acres of ramps in Creston,Ohio a few years back. Some one from Wv must have started them. Whoever it was, I thank them..
    Bob Hanna <bobncheri1Guestbookmsn.com>
    Wadsworth, Oh USA - Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 07:54:28 (CST)
    (#542)    Both parents are from Richwood. I attended grade school there. I still have cousins there but have lost track of them. Been dreaming of retiring there and spend my time trout fishing and deer hunting. Any Spencers or Hammonds from Little Laurel? Give me a shout
    William D. (David) Spencer <CwocoastieLittle Laurelyahoo.com>
    Fredericksburg, VA USA - Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 15:18:33 (CST)
    (#541)    I was born in Summersville, but lived in Nettie and eventually attended Nettie Richwood. I haven't been back in a long time (since my grandmother died) and lost touch with family in the area. If anyone knows the Dotson family or the Roark families please email me.
    Jenilee Dotson smart <jenismartNettieaol.com>
    Port St. Lucie, FL. - Monday, November 26, 2007 at 12:30:40 (CST)
    (#540)    Hello hometown, great to see the guestbook up again. Born and raised in Richwood, grew up on top Fork Mountain, went to Milltown Grade, graduated RHS Class of 80. Lots of good memories of fishing South Fork and diggin Ramps. I still order from the Facemires every year! Hello to all, relatives and friends, feel free to drop me a line!
    Rick Jackson <arejaxdiggin Rampsaol.com>
    Greenwood, AR USA - Monday, November 26, 2007 at 08:00:09 (CST)
    Asheboro, NC USA - Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 18:28:26 (CST)
    (#538)    Many thanks to richwooders.com for posting the picture of the Bayless boys. My father was Jack and I have been trying to find more information on the family for some time. This picture and story were a most pleasant surprise in my search.
    Carlene Bayless Curtis <c_b_curtisCarlene Bayless Curtishotmail.com>
    Daytona Beach, FL USA - Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 09:07:30 (CST)
    (#537)    Just dropping by to say hi from Northern Virginia, where it is too warm for Thanksgiving, and just want to say hope you day was blessed with good food, family and friends.
    Betty (Cornell) Barker <betty.jimBetty Barkerstarpower.net>
    Leesburg, VA USA - Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 14:52:00 (CST)
    (#536)    I just thought that I would say hello. It is not often that I get to come and visit Richwood, so it is great to have the websight. Anyone knowing when the Class of 88 reunion is let me know.
    Brian Ward <bwardBelpre, OHcaronproducts.com>
    Belpre, OH USA - Monday, November 19, 2007 at 13:09:33 (CST)
    (#535)    Hi Richwood! Been a long time! I was hoping that someone could tell me where/how I could get some old yearbooks. I wasn't fortunate enough to get them when I was in school. I attended Cherry River in the early 80's . RJHS in the later 80's (I was a freshman 89-90). and RHS in the early 90's. graduated in 93. The only yearbook I have is my freshman year. Please contact me if you can help. thanx, crystal jeffrey-plott
    crystal jeffrey-plott <davesgirl6504Carey, Ohioyahoo.com>
    Carey, Ohio USA - Friday, November 09, 2007 at 16:18:08 (CST)
    (#534)    Marilyn Brewster, class of 56 Tannery Grade School, two corrections. Danny Oyler and Sandra Argabright. Thanks for the pictures.
    Lowell Trescott <l.trescottcomcast.net>
    Wilmington, DE USA - Tuesday, November 06, 2007 at 19:33:14 (CST)
    (#533)    Wow what a great site. Richwood for me is a part of who I am and always will be. The memories growing up on Riverside Dr. and the great friends I had, yeah, Tony, Buddy, Ray, Arthur you guys know. As well we had the most bizarre pool halls on the entire continent and believe me I have traveled everywhere in my career. What a place to look back on and thanks to this fine community for letting me grow up there, even as Ornry as I was !!!!! I love you All !!! Randy " The Mouse " Boblett Columbia, Tn.
    Randy " Mouse" Boblett <Randykb51Randyaol.com>
    Columbia, TN USA - Monday, November 05, 2007 at 16:12:50 (CST)
    (#532)    My roots are in Richwood, My Grandmother was Zettie Graham, she married Wilbur Swearingen around 1900 and they raised 10 kids there on a farm, just outside of Richwood. I was just looking at your site... My father (Kieth) moved west after fighting in WWII, but he passed away in 1953 and I've never had the opportunity to visit. Thanks for this web-site. It was great to see and I appreciated it.
    Michael Graham Swearingen <swearingen52yahoo.com>
    Woodinville, WA USA - Sunday, November 04, 2007 at 12:39:41 (CST)
    (#531)    It's good to see the the guest book up and running again, Thanks.
    Stephen Blake <saeblakejuno.com>
    Lexington, Ky USA - Saturday, November 03, 2007 at 10:54:59 (CDT)
    (#530)    way to go richwood, you finally made it on the map. or net anyways, i miss all my friends and family and just want to say hey and i miss and love ya all. peace
    james mollohan <casper27292Lexington, NCyahoo.com>
    Lexington, NC USA - Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 15:20:55 (CDT)
    (#529)    I'm looking for anyone in the Kirkland family. I have some pictures you may be intersted in.
    Linda Blair <LindaB7675Linda Blairaol.com>
    Columbus, Oh USA - Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 17:56:21 (CDT)
    (#528)    Hey class of 66, Hope this finds everyone blessed and in good health. The web site is great, enjoy it very much. Richwood is a special town. Lot of great memories. Take care and God bless.
    patsy Nichols <patsys47Patsy Nicholshotmail.com>
    Richmond, Ky. USA - Thursday, October 04, 2007 at 13:16:01 (CDT)
    (#527)    I just discovered the Guestbook after visiting the Richwooders site. I want to say what a wonderful job it is that all who have worked on this site have done to bring back happy memories. A special note to Debbie Bond, I loved the page you did on the Bayless and Overbaugh Boys, being your cousin, it brought back some special memories of my childhood in Johnstown and the memories I hold so dear in my heart for Richwood. I miss home and family. Debbie if you see this I would love for us to chat, you may contact me at ponchosgal@hotmail.com.
    Sandy Halley <ponchosgalhotmail.com>
    Leesburg, Fl USA - Friday, September 28, 2007 at 14:35:14 (CDT)
    (#526)    Happy 60th Birthday David Caldwell
    Gerald Smith (Gerry) <gcsjasexcite.com>
    Las Vegas, NV USA - Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 10:56:02 (CDT)
    (#525)    Hi: At times I check the Richwood Guest book to see if there is anyone there I know. I grew up in Richwood and left there to move to St. Albans in the 50s, then on to Pensacola, Fl in later years, but I am back in WV now. Whenever I visit Richwood I get 'goosebumps," Although it has changed greatly it is still so unique and it's like stepping back into a 'time tunnel." I spent many Sunday afternoons picnicing with the Hicks Family at the "Farm" on Cherry River and Cranberry. What wonderful memories! Many people will remember the Richwood Bakery which my grandfather Tom Hicks owned. I was a majorette with the Drum & Bugle Corp, another beautiful memory. It has changed somewhat but is still "Richwood."
    Judy Hicks Peters <MsReddra55aol.com>
    Scott Depot, WV USA - Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 13:23:00 (CDT)
    (#524)    Thanks to cousin, Karen Kessler, for letting me know the site is up and running again. Enjoyed reading all the messages left about a great place to live and visit. Thanks for getting this site up and running again.
    Joe Kessler <skylane007aol.com>
    Ashland, Ohio USA - Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 12:34:12 (CDT)
    (#523)    Regina.....in regard to your question about Saxman. If you will type SAXMAN WV into your search engine, all sorts of info comes up. Hope this helps. Marilyn
    Marilyn Seitz <msueseitzMarilyncomcast.net>
    Massanutten, USA - Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 13:58:22 (CDT)
    (#522)    I have a query. I am searching for info on the town of Saxman. My great grandmother's brother was Elwood Sherman Buzzard b 1864 Pa. He moved to Saxman WV. and seems to have fibbed about his age b 1855 to get a Mine Superintendent job. I understand the mine closed down and the town became a ghost town during the 1930's.. Seeking info on why this happened. I am hoping your readers may provide stories about what happened during this upheavel. Since the 1940 census is not yet public I would like to list the info I know:

    Elwood Sherman Buzzard married Elizabeth Emmeline "Emma" Swartz (b June 1866 PA) married 1889 Pa. Children: *Clinton E. (Clint) b Jan. 1891 married Luella Ann Seabolt b 7 Nov 1893 Nicholas Co. WV. dau of Robert P. and Lada Jane Gray Seabolt (children: Mildred Ellen, Lyda, Midge, Glayds, William "Billy") *ALda b April 1894 Pine Twp Armstrong Co. Pa. *William A. b June 1897 Pine Twp Armstrong Co. Pa. married Laura b 1897 Pa. Her father was French and mother b. Pa William's occupation was driver of ice wagon. d 1940 buried Monongahela Cemetery, North Braddock, PA. *Raymond Karl b 1900 Pine Twp Armstrong Co. Pa. married Opal Newbraugh 1925 WV. (b 1905) lived Barbour Co. WV. (Children: Mary Jane b 1927 Barbour Co. WV; Raymond b 1930 Barbour Co. WV.) *Richard b 1908 Pa. d 1974 married Madeline d 1981 both buried Monongahela Cemetery. North Braddock, PA.
    From: Regina Mathews
                                           Sunday, September 16, 2007
    (#521)    Great site. Would to hear from anyone that grew up on South Side. Best place in the world.
    Bob Hanna <bobncheri1msn.com>
    Wadsworth, Ohio USA - Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 10:07:08 (CDT)
    (#520)    just found this web page---love it------larry and i graduated from rhs in 1964---------would love to hear from you------------------
    carol(o'dell)marshall <carolsuemarshallyahoo.com>
    craigsville, wv USA - Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 14:27:16 (CDT)
    (#519)    Hello Richwood High School class of 1954. I am looking for a Sara/Sarah C. I do not know her last name. She graduated in 1954 from Richwood High School. I came across a keepsake from her high school days that I think she or her family would like to have. If anyone knows of her or how I can get ahold of her please email me. Or if anyone knows how I can possibly find a 1954 Richwood High School yearbook please email me.
    Patti H <iampjh<yahoo,.com>
    Richland, WA USA - Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 03:32:04 (CDT)
    (#518)    Graduated from RHS in 1966 and moved away right after high school and been in the Maryland area since. I still have family living in Nettie and try to get back a couple of times a year to visit but lost my mother in May 2007. I would love to hear from anyone who I went to school with as I have been in touch with Jim Kessler, Eddie Moses, Paul Armstrong and it has been great to talk with them. It brings back old memories. I am also saddened to hear that we have lost so many of the classmates. I hope to hear from some of you real soon.
    Norma Jean Mullens <mullensntcunion.org>
    Rockville, MD USA - Friday, August 24, 2007 at 15:37:18 (CDT)
    (#517)    I went to Richwood High my Freshman and Sophmore years (1962-1964) before moving to Ohio due to the coal mine explosion in the 50's...my family lived in Craigsville. I would love to be able to find some old friends that I went to school with. Does anyone remember me?
    Judi (Keiffer) Anderson <jkkandersonJudi (Keiffer) Andersonaol.com>
    Portland, OR USA - Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 12:40:22 (CDT)
    (#516)    WOW! Great site! Great up on Fenwick Mt.,(dud) and my Mom had the retail store Pic n Save. I wish I could have been home today to go to Cherry River Festival to see and greet old friends! I love being there during festival but due to scheduling conflicts it is often difficult to attend. Many great memories of Richwood, RHS, friends, family, football, parades, basketball, crusin' town on Friday nights and main street would be backed up! Hard to believe now, but being there and seeing alot of people during festivals & other times helps me revisit those great times! It makes you appreciate your childhood and the closeness of the community we had growing up. Everyone lucky enough to attend, have fun, those of us not lucky enough, remember the good times. Class of '78 will be having their 30 year reunion next year, so look out Richwood, one of your own is coming home!
    Denise Spencer Boyce <neeneebhotmail.com>
    Greer, SC USA - Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 16:52:43 (CDT)
    (#515)    I've never been to Richwood, but I grew up in Huntington and spent a lot of time in Southern WVa. I live in Boston now - stumbled across these pages. Every town in WVa should have such a good web site!
    Leslie Teel <lblot1hotmail.com>
    Boston, MA USA - Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 15:23:45 (CDT)
    (#514)    I just found your website. My family is from Richwood. My parents names were Louise Mourey & Logan Mirl Adkins. They had 14 kids me being the youngest. I always loved hearing MOM & DAD talking about home. We would go up every summer to visit family.
    Gail Adkins Price <gp078Logan Mirl Adkinsaol.com>
    Hamptonville, N.C. USA - Friday, August 10, 2007 at 21:20:59 (CDT)
    (#513)    Any pics of the Cherry River Fest would be great!
    Randy Smith
    Earth, USA - Thursday, August 09, 2007 at 11:00:10 (CDT)
    (#512)    Hello to everyone on this hot/humid day....I'm so glad the guestbook is up and running....was really missed. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me and would have graduated in the class of 59'....I have fond memories of Richwood and will never forget the wonderful years we lived there....those were the best years of my life...I'll never forget Richwood....hope to go back in the fall for a visit. Keep up the good work and keep the guestbook running. Think 'cool'........
    Toby Skidmore Folks <www.alandtobyaol.com>Spotsylvania, VA USA - Wednesday, August 08, 2007 at 18:39:47 (CDT)
    (#511)    I'm so glad you have got the guest book going again there, beautiful job! Hope to be there soon, born and raised in Richwood and still a Richwood boy.
    Bob Hanna <roberthannawebtv.net>
    Wadsworth, Ohio - Monday, August 06, 2007 at 16:05:26 (CDT)
    (#510)    I was just checking in on this site again as I often try to do to see what has been added and the comments people have made. I signed this book sometime ago and noticed I had since moved to Scott Depot, WV and my email address has changed as well. Keep up the good work on this site and I can only hope many others will visit and find out what a wonderful town Richwood is as well as the surrounding areas.
    Eddie Moses <emosesintlcoal.com>
    Scott Depot, WV. - Friday, August 03, 2007 at 05:52:54 (CDT)
    (#509)    Just love everything about your town. The people are great and so friendly. Hope to be up there in the near future.
    Pat Siler <mzfit1hotmail.com>
    Lake City, FL. - Thursday, August 02, 2007 at 23:40:07
    (#508)    Just happened to find the site while searching for info on Cherry River Lumber Company. What a wonderful way to promote your town. Beautiful site-great way to stay connected.
    Sherri Anderson <sherrilynne78Webster Springshotmail.com>
    Webster Springs, WV. USA - Friday, July 27, 2007 at 20:07:06 (CDT)
    (#507)    Just looking for some old friends and fond memories! Coming to visit in September or October!
    Sabrena Valentine <Cbfox1onlyBaltimore, MD yahoo.com>
    Baltimore, MD USA - Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 16:13:54
    (#506)    Just love this site, my parents were born and raised in Richwood, WV. Simon and Evelyn Green, thank you so much.
    Alpha Lee Sutters
    South Charleston, WV. - Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 20:13:11
    (#505)    I was born in Winona, WV we moved repeatedly over the years because Daddy was chasing coal mining jobs. We lived in Richwood for a couple years and I went to Tannery school. We were there for a couple years, I think around '59 & '60. I am looking into moving back home to WV. I have always longed to go "home" ever since my family left WV. I'm gonna be back soon Lord willing. I haven't decided where to settle just yet, but I keep thinking of Richwood. That may be where I settle.
    David Manning <wvridgerunner49David Manningyahoo.com>
    Traphill, NC. - Friday, July 20, 2007 at 09:50:19
    (#504)    My heart is always in Richwood be there as soon as I can hello class of 75
    Rodney Ragland <rpraglandRodney Raglandaol.com>
    Villas, New Jersey - Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 14:50:22
    (#503)    I live in Richwood my dad and mom was Herald and Hazel Tinnel
    Donald E. Tinnel <dtinnelDonald E. Tinnelyahoo.com>
    Magnolia Delaware, - Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 13:55:40
    (#502)    Hey still loving the website...great new pictures...billy bob would you please e-mail me I have questions about my mom working on the newspaper for Richwood back some 60 years ago maybe longer..also the cocacola company you had there is where my dad worked..also what about the blizzard of 1950???? I really love this site thank you so much my granchildren are really going to learn alot from this...Judi
    Judi Mclaughlin <gramada42Judi Mclaughlinyahoo.com>
    Jax, FL. - Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 14:36:09
    (#501)    I was born in Richwood in 1947 in McClung Hospital. Visited my grandparents every year. Was raised in Baltimore; therefore, Richwood was so refreshing. My grandparents have passed,I still have cousins to visit and yes, must visit the mountains. God surely blessed Richwood and the surrounding area with the prettiest mountains. Ya'll don't realize how beautiful it really is until you visit a big city and then you really miss the peace and quiet of home, and the beauty of those mountains. I enjoy visiting today, but I loved visiting when Grandmother and Granddad Friend were alive. WOW, I was blessed to be born in Richwood and have such wonderful grandparents. Born in Richwood!!!!!!!! Now that really is a blessing!!!!
    Lynn Poe <boomers1mimiLynn Poemsn.com>
    Hagerstown, MD. - Monday, July 09, 2007 at 23:43:24
    (#500)    Just checking in to let my old friends that I'm still kicking. Elvin Hall. Class of 58.
    Elvin Hall     <ehall9Elvin Hallcfl.rr.com>
    Melbourne, Fl. USA - Friday, July 06, 2007 at 18:33:06
    (#499)    Love the sight. Enjoy reading all emails. Hoping to find anyone I knew. I was born and raised in Dain. Moved away in 1953. I have family living in Craigsville. Hope to visit someday soon. Lost track of my childhood friends I grew up with.
    Phyllis Mourey (lamp)
    Canton, Ohio - Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 09:00:36
    (#498)    I have very fond memories of visiting my Grandmother when I was a little girl. She lived on Front Street. My 4 sisters and I feel these are our best memories of our childhood. The swinging bridge photos and long walks with our Gran to town were the best. I hope I get a chance to visit Richwood one more time in my life time.
    Darla Joffe    <agga424yahoo.com>
    Baltimore, MD. - Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 18:33:43
    (#497)    How exciting to see the guestbook back up. I was on the site looking for any pictures of this years football team. My nephew plays at RHS so I wanted to download some pics for a powerpoint. I hope everyone has a wonderful summer!
    Rhonda Hamon G. ('84)    <rhondagggyahoo.com>
    Chattanooga, TN USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 21:43:49
    (#496)    Thanks for keeping a wonderful site! My parents & grandparents are from Richwood. I spent summers in the '60s with my Grandmother Sparks there. Richwood has never left my heart.
    Katherine Given Martin    <wvgivenatt.net>
    Altamonte Springs, FL USA - Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 16:30:54
    (#495)    Glad the guest book is back up and running. I love reading all the comments from classmates and people passing thru. I still think the 50's were the best even with modern tech. I'm still a richwooder at heart, would love to have a class of 61 reunion. I miss the old days. Gary
    Gary Cumberledge    <garyjancpeoplepc.com>
    Federalsburg, Md USA - Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 09:29:32
    (#494)    Hi to all of the class of 1961, so glad I found this site. I was born and raised around Richwood, have so many good memories. Came to the ramp feed in 06, had such a good time came back and brought my husband in 07. Love it there, still get homesick in the fall when the leaves start to turn. Left W. Va. in 1969, but return at least twice a year. Still have family there. Hope to retire there some day, but my son,daughter, and grandson,say no. Will see. Mavis Nicely Chapman
    Mavis Nicely Chapman    <schaoman4cinci.rr.com>
    Franklin, Ohio USA - Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 22:16:50
    (#493)    I was born and raised in Richwood. I have many happy memories of growing up in that small wonderful town in the beautiful West Virginia mountains. I lived at 9 East Cranberry Street. I would love to hear from some of my old friends. Can anyone give me information on "The News Leader"? Do they have a website? I really enjoyed visiting this website and seeing all the pics of my home town. It brought back lots of great memories!!
    Mary Jane Hamilton     <Suthurnbel54Yahoo.com>
    West Columbia, SC USA - Saturday, June 09, 2007 at 18:00:59
    (#492)    Glad to see the Guestbook is back. Jim,Doug, Bern Dean and wives of Ravenswood attended the Southside Reunion Saturday and it was great, food was out of this world, enjoyed talking to friends of old times. See everyone next June. Jim Doug, Bern Dean
    Bernie Dean     <deano10suddenlink.net>
    Ravenswood, WV. - Friday, June 08, 2007 at 18:58:49
    (#491)    It's always good to go home even if is via the Richwood Guest Book. Richwood will always hold a special place as I spent four wonderful years in the best High School in West Virginia.
    Betty (Cornell) Barker    betty.jimstarpower.net
    Leesburg, VA USA - Monday, June 04, 2007 at 18:12:07
    (#490)    You are absolutely right, Richwood is always home..  Anytime that I get to hear news about Richwood, it is so exciting. I left Richwood in my 10th grade year, we moved to DePue, IL. At that time I was Dating Albert Logan. One thing that I really really want, are some ramp seeds, I want to plant them here in my garden, here in Mo.  Bless all of you Richwooders, Love ya, Brenda Wolverton Daniels..
    Brenda C. Daniels    jacbrenddam.net
    Macks Creek, Missouri - Monday, June 04, 2007 at 12:42:48
    (#489)    Thank you so much for starting the Guest Book back up. I enjoy reading the comments very much. I left Richwood in 1953 but return twice a year and it's always good to come HOME. Hope the Class of '53 can get together next year to celebrate our 55th reunion.
    Jo Ann    jo ann odell foxrefoxbright.net
    Circleville, Oh - Friday, June 01, 2007 at 09:09:08
    (#488)    I just wanted to say that my mom and dad were not only married in Richwood in 1950 but also spent their last years there ( you might remember the bright spot restaurant ) ...and I just wanted to keep some kind of a connection with them... I think as you get older you appreciate more what your parents went through not only in their youth but what they were doing and where they were in their final days... I have enjoyed your website and I will be back....just one thing...for my dad:  please keep the greens watered!!!!   Thanks Judi
    Judi Lynn Mclaughlin   gramada42yahoo.com
    Jacksonville, Fl. - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 14:21:16
    (#487)    We were in Richwood for the first time. We stayed at the Four Seasons Lodge and thought it had a great location. We were on a 3 day WV road trip.
    Al Johnson   al_johnson1yahoo.com
    Reston, VA. - Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 12:24:41
    (#486)    Am thrilled to have the Guestbook up and running again. I'll pass the info on to the Class of '58. Thanks Webmaster for all your hard work. Also thanks to Ben Kesterson for sending me the information. Dorothy
    Dorothy Glasscock  redshoes710yahoo.com
    Claremont, CA. - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 13:35:48
    (#485)    Just found out the guest book is back. I left Richwood in 1959. I used to read the guest book all the time, to see if I know anyone. Keep up the good work and thanks.
    Bill Johnson  snuffy4719hotmail.com
    Cottageville, WV - Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 17:33:51
    (#484)    I am really elated that the guest book is back. Thanks so much.
    Sonya B. Chapman  ceaajverizon.net
    Craigsville, WV. USA - Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 10:02:35
    (#483)    I am happy to see the guest book back in operation. I plan to be in Richwood in June for a wedding. It is always nice to go back home especially for a happy occasion and when everything is green instead of white. I left my email address here so if Nicky Yost or any of my other lost Richwood friends happen to see this drop me a note. Karen Kessler RHS Class of 1963
    Karen Kessler   KesslerWVaol.com
    Rock Hill, SC USA - Wednesday, May 09, 2007 at 13:01:15
    (#482)    Former Richwooder lived on Maple and Cranberry streets in the late 70's till 1984. I still own a property on Cranberry St.
      Randy Liddle hotmail.com
    Carthage, TN 37030 - Monday, May 07, 2007 at 12:18:25
    (#481)    For all class of 1987 grads, the reunion will be held August 3 & 4 at the Alumni Hall. If you have any questions, please email me.
    Michelle Chapman Woods   ajmwoodsverizon.net
    Craigsville, WV USA - Thursday, May 03, 2007 at 18:49:58
    (#480)    Thanks for visiting www.richwooders.com and Sure, you can sign the guest book. Just go to the official Guest Book signing page and the only thing that is absolutely required are the comments, name and code number.
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