Published On: Thu, Jul 17th, 2014

Fifty-Years-Ago

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Thursday, July 16, 1964

From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp

 

Mrs. W. H. Barlow and Helen Barlow are building a home on Tenth Avenue next to the Yeager house recently purchased by Russell Barlow.

Sergeant and Mrs. Porter Wooddell and son, Steve, flew from Germany and are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henderson Sharp, at Frost and other relatives and friends. The Wooddells had been in Germany for three years.

Visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Hill, at their home, “Hillpoint,” near Hillsboro are: Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Hill Jr., and children, Claudia, Betsy, Darrell and Samuel C. Hill, III, of Orlando, Florida.

 

Fire Department

Fire Chief Burns says they lack only $9,994 on the new fire truck – donations to date have been $5.

The Marlinton Fire Department has had three calls the past week. Last Wednesday an empty house belonging to Harry Shearer at Poage Lane burned to the ground, but it was practically destroyed before the call was made. Thursday the home of Roy Sharp at Woodrow caught fire, probably from lightning. The house was saved with about $2,000 damage to the carport and part of the kitchen. Monday night a truck was on fire near Minnehaha but the call was cancelled before the run was made.

 

Eagle Scout

The highlight of Pocahontas Day at Buckskin Scout Reservation last Thursday was the presentation of the Eagle Scout award to Marvin S. “Butch” Perry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Perry, of Campbelltown, Ken Aikens, president of the Buckskin Council, and Rex Johnson, Field Scout Executive participated. Mrs. Perry pinned the Eagle badge on her son and Clem Simmons, advisor of Explorer Post No. 3 presented the card. The new Eagle Scout pinned a small Eagle pin on his mother and his father was jokingly presented with the empty box.

“Butch” has earned the 21 required merit badges, is a member of the Order of the Arrow, and has received the God and Country Award.This is the sixth Eagle award in the Marlinton Troop, as far as can be ascertained, since 1914, according to Clem Simmons, and two have been in his Troop or Post. The others are Allen Young, Jon Young, Fred Burns, Jr. Basil Price Sharp and Teddy McClure.

 

BIRTHS

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hume, Jr., of Lewisburg, a son, named James Marion.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Taylor, of Green Bank, a daughter, named Tina Marie.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. John W. Alderman, Jr., of Charleston, a son.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Rayburn Doyle, of Dailey, twin daughters, Kelly Rae and Shelly Jo.

 

DEATHS

Lyle Joe Waugh, infant son of Asil and Marilyn Jackson Waugh; burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Lucy Allen Scott, 62, of Mill Point; burial in the Old Brick Church Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Willie Buzzard, 88, of Frost; a son of the late Cronin and Mary Shrader Buzzard; burial in the Moore Cemetery.

J. Spencer Ware, of Staunton, Virginia, of a heart attack. He had stopped to visit Grady Moore after attending the Jack – Vandevender wedding at Linwood. Burial in Virginia.

Mrs. Claudie M. Sheets, 72, of Saegertown, Pennsylvania; a daughter of the late William and Ada Mays Galford; burial in the Lyona Cemetery.

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