In Memory of Jim Glanville

The unexpected death of Jim Glanville, at age 78 on Nov. 22, 2019, in Blacksburg, Va., has deprived St. John's Chapel and Sweet Springs of a unique and staunch supporter. He was the only contact with the owner of the historic Lewis Family Cemetery on the hill behind the mansion. He was a good friend of Lynn Spellman, the last descendant of the Floyd/Lewis Family to farm the estate.

Jim participated in the Aug. 15 Mass at St. John's for several years, and his widow Deena Flinchum, still maintains the two websites which Jim established. One,, contains material about St. John's Chapel which Lynn Spellman had given him. Jim added many photos of the Aug. 15, 2014 Mass to the website. The other,, tells the story of Jim's many interests in western Virginia and West Virginia.

Let us remember the repose of his soul. May God reward Jim for all he has done to make Letitia Preston Floyd, the Floyd and Lewis Families, and Sweet Springs better known.

Father Harry Winter, O.M.I.,, July 24, 2020.

Let us also remember Monsignor John Williams of the Diocese of Raleigh, NC, who has a summer home in Paint Bank, Va., and who participated by con-celebrating the Mass of the Feast of the Assumption on August 15 at St. John, the Evangelist Chapel for several years and hopefully will recovered from his current serious illness which has him as a patient in a hospital in Pinehurst, NC.

Let us also remember Father Harry Winters OMI who has retired and is living in Massachusetts and would have been here with us this evening had it not been for the pandemic.

On behalf of The Greenbrier Valley Council, 8689, Knights of Columbus, I thank everyone who has contributed to this annual celebration and helped with the staging thereof. Our Council was until this week known as the Alleghany Highlands Council and we requested the Supreme Knights of Columbus Council in New Haven, Conn. to allow the name change in support of the newly organized Knights of Columbus Council in the Clifton Forge-Covington-Hot Springs area which now has the opportunity to become known as the Alleghany Highlands Council. Thanks to everyone for your support of the Knights and the activities sponsored by the Knights in the Alleghany, Bath, Eastern Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas Counties.

Please observe the social distancing and the requirement to wear a face covering. Sanitizer stations are located outside on each side of the Church.

(The above sheet was drawn up by Knight of Columbus Mike Williams and given to each participant in the Aug. 15, 2020 Mass at St. John's Chapel, Sweet Springs, WV).