Published On: Wed, Aug 6th, 2014

Fifty-Years-Ago

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Thursday, August 6, 1964

From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp

 

Wreck

The Marlinton Emergency car was called to Kennison Mountain Monday night where a Point Express truck had gone over the hill. The driver had to be cut out of the cab and was taken on to a Richwood hospital.

 

Girls’ State

Mrs. Carl Gladwell, of Buckeye, and eight county girls are attending Girls’ State 4-H Camp at Jackson’s Mill this week.

The girls attending include: Rosalie Hill, Durbin; Pat Waslo, Green Bank; Nancy Harper, Peggy Beverage, Carolyn Dean, Marlinton; Judy Baxter, Clover Lick; Carla Gladwell, Buckeye; and Karen Chappell, Hillsboro.

 

Trip

Willie Sheets, of Cass, has returned from an enjoyable visit to the state of Colorado. He went by car with Thurman Sheets, who was in to visit his mother, Mrs. Ollie Ervin. His son took him to Pueblo, where he visited with the families of the late John Will Sheets and his wife Maggie Sutton Sheets. Mr. Sheets has six first cousins in Colorado who went there nearly fifty years ago.

Judging Contest

Pocahontas County Farmers were represented in the annual livestock judging contest and field day held last Saturday at Morgantown.

Moffet McNeel, Jr., of Hillsboro, was the winner in sheep judging, placing over about seventy contestants from twenty counties. Others participating in the activity from Pocahontas County were John Coyner, Clover Lick; Allen Sharp, Marlinton; Richard McNeel, Hillsboro and Walter E. Jett.

 

WEDDING

Mr. and Mrs. Emery E. Shue, of Droop, wish to announce the marriage of their daughter, Wenona Grace, of Augusta, Georgia, to Will-iam Enoch McNeal, son of Mr. and Mrs. John O. McNeal, of Augusta, Georgia.

The wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Shaw, on Wednesday evening, June 24, at eight p.m. Mr. Shaw performed the double ring ceremony.

 

BIRTHS

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Gum, of Lewisburg, a daughter.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Gragg, of Durbin, a daughter.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Lycans, of akron, Ohio, a daughter, named Melanie Ann.

Born to Corporal and Mrs. Curtis R. Sharp, of Des Plaines, Illinois, a daughter, named Melva Jane.

 

DEATHS

Charles F. Simmons, 78, of Marlinton; a son of the late James and Kathleen Simmons; a retired sawmill worker. Burial in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Floyd Harvey Viers, 68, of Marlinton, died following a fall and a heart attack at his home; a son of the late Nathan and Maggie Viers. He was a member of the Marlinton Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and the American Legion, and was a clerk for the People’s Store and Supply Company in Marlinton for 36 years. Burial in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Elbert Ray Baker, 49, of Rochester, Pennsylvania, was killed on Tuesday, July 21, 1964, when a crane in a lumbering operation came in contact with a power line and he received the full electrical shock when he ouched the machine while either trying to help free another worker or to fight the fire. He was born and eared in West Marlinton (Campbelltown.) He is a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Wooddell, of Marlinton.

 

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