January 2, 2007 at 10:55 pm (Memories)

This time last year, the Mountaineers were preparing to play the Sugar Bowl (and win) and these 12 men had spent their last New Years with their families and friends.

Thomas “Tom” Paul Anderson, age 39

Alva Martin “Marty” Bennett, age 51

James Arden “Jim” Bennett, age 61 (shuttle car operator)

Jerry Lee Groves, age 56

George Junior Hamner, age 54

Terry Michael Helms, age 50 (fire boss)

Jesse Logan Jones, age 44

David William Lewis, age 28

Martin Toler Jr. age 51 (mine foreman)

Fred Gay “Bear” Ware Jr., age 58

Jackie Lynn Weaver, age 51

Marshall Cade Winans, age 50

Let us not forget those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep the lights on.




  1. Seamus said,

    Well said NannerBelle

  2. boo said,

    *moment of silence* that is all

  3. Old Horsetail Snake said,

    Well, I am just a day late to marvel at your 10-year-old.

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