Associate & Lifetime Members

The West Virginia Press Association has two membership categories in addition to the general memberships of WV’s daily and weekly newspapers.

  • Lifetime Memberships are bestowed on individuals who have made outstanding contributions with their service to the newspaper industry in West Virginia.
  • Associate Memberships are made available to individuals, companies or organizations that don’t work directly for a newspaper, but depend on the newspaper industry for advertising and communications.

Lifetime Members

  • Delbert Benson, Kingwood
  • Linda Benson, Kingwood
  • James S. Buzzerd,* Berkeley Springs
  • Edward Chadwick,* Huntington
  • Meade Dorsey,* Shepherdstown
  • Bob Earle,* Weston
  • Phil Fourney,* Ravenswood
  • Harry Hamm,* Wheeling
  • Cecil B. Highland,* Jr., Clarksburg
  • G. Ogden Nutting, Wheeling
  • Roy Owens,* Sistersville
  • Richard Ralston,* Buckhannon
  • Jane Price Sharp,* Marlinton
  • Guy Stewart, Morgantown
  • Ralph Turner, Huntington
  • George* and Mariwyn Smith,* Parsons
  • James Hoffman*, Elkins
  • W.F. Childress, Charleston
  • Gloria Flowers, Charleston
  • George Wallace, Wellsburg

 * Deceased

Associate Members

Our Associate Member Program has been redesigned, reactivated and energized with new member benefits and access to the WVPA Corporate Partner components. For more information, click here for an introduction, list of benefits and application.

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