Chaz L. Lightner

There are 188 comments on the The Intelligencer story from Feb 12, 2008, titled Chaz L. Lightner. In it, The Intelligencer reports that:

LIGHTNER, Chaz L., 17, of RD No. 2, Moundsville, W.Va., died Sunday, February 10, 2008. via The Intelligencer

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1MomOfThree

Wheeling, WV

#181 Jun 3, 2008
How DARE anyone to questions his mother's or father's feelings? Those of us who have not lost a child can't even imagine what these people are feeling. It's easy to sit back and say "Well, if it was me I'd...." or "I would...". Unless you have lost a child you don't know WHAT you'd do. None of us can say we would or wouldn't feel exactly as his parents, whether you agree with them, or not.

I feel that the parents whose home this ocurred in should have called each and every parent of the ones who were there, as soon as they discovered the alcohol use, and had them pick up their child, even if it was in the middle of the night.

I do feel bad for the kids that were there - it was a hard lesson learned - but, hopefully, it will allow these kids (and others) to realize that things like this happen and not always to "other people". All kids, and adults alike, need to know and realize that once you have a drink, you DON'T make good decisions. You DON'T have your full wits about you. So, yes ,while I know these other kids have been traumatized, let them learn from it, along with everyone else. Help them cope with it, but don't coddle them as the 'victim'.


Yes, he and all the others kids were doing something they shouldn't have been. I'm sure all their parents had taught them not to do it.
HOW MANY PEOPLE READING THIS HAVE DONE THINGS THAT THEY 'KNEW BETTER' AND HAD BEEN TAUGHT NOT TO DO???

The bottom line is: A child lost his life. A mother and father lost their son. Siblings lost their brother and many children lost their friend. Not one of us who have never been in their shoes has any right to say how they should or shouldn't feel. Common sense tells you they are beyond devastation and my heart aches for them.

Pray that God will comfort them (especially his parents) and remember Chaz as the great person he was.

Let this topic be for remembering and honoring Chaz's life.
carl hooker

Fairmont, WV

#182 Jun 18, 2008
chaz was my bestfriend since 7th grade i probably knew him better than most i mean he loved everyone especially his parents i mean he talked to me one night about his mom and broke down in tears almost i mean this is stupid to sit here on the internet and talk smack on people for the thing he or she said on here and people say teenagers are immature. i mean seriously do u guys think this really does anything. this just stresses people even worse. I mean yea i kno chaz probably as good as anyone and right now hes probably looking down at all yall and laughing saying how retarded all yall our. then hes probably looking at his family tellin them stay strong when your just bringing them down with this stuff. listen to GOD treat others how u would wanted to be treated. now ask yourself would u wanna be treated this way.

Chaz i love u man....Celtic Brothers for life man 46 will never die

the stevey and the lightners your always in my prayers...stay strong
Mom of Teenagers

AOL

#183 Jun 18, 2008
Very well said Hook!
Rusty Chazs brother

Johnson City, TN

#184 Jun 26, 2008
Chaz what can i say i remember when we always passed football when we should have been splitting wood many of time. Chaz was a great young man and an awsome football player and yea i miss my little brother every day i can also remember when i would always yell at him because he always wanted to dress like me go where i wanted to go! And grow them damn side burns like i had them and about 2 years ago i said piss on it u can do it and im so glad that he wanted to be like me and now iam so glad i can say that was my little brother i love u CHAZ LEE!!! LOVE U BUD!!!
alex blake

Wheeling, WV

#185 Oct 2, 2008
hey chaz i miss you buddy its ashame that you are i miss so much
LisaJo

Pittsburgh, PA

#186 Oct 10, 2008
Just Me wrote:
Whoever bought them the alcohol is the one who is responsible for taking his life. They should go to prison for murder. If you know who bought the alcohol and don't turn them in, you are just as guilty as they are. How can you live with yourself knowing that???
i agree with you, why are archie and his wife the only one on trail, it also should be the ones who got the booze also. if they were not able to get it then this would not have happened.
matt

Wheeling, WV

#187 Jan 16, 2013
Uhhhh he drank...sooo who else doesnt feel bad.? Lights out..
landlord_2

Waynesburg, PA

#188 Dec 6, 2013
matt wrote:
Uhhhh he drank...sooo who else doesnt feel bad.? Lights out..
Yea. when you party. then you go home. then some go home forever.

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