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Fifty-Years-Ago

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Thursday, August 20, 1964

From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp

 

Golden Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. John Hively will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an Open House Sunday, September 6, 1964, at their home near Dunmore.

 

Visiting

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Seagraves and children, of Greensboro, North Carolina, visited here the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Higgins and daughter, Annette, returned to their home in Huntington, after spending two weeks with her sister, Mrs. Ward Barlow.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Barnisky and family took a trip to visit her brother, Augustine Leo, in Carrolton, Georgia, the first week in August.

Mr. and Mrs. Gray Shinaberry and Mrs. Nettie Reed visited Mrs. Leroy White last Sunday.

Miss Elizabeth McClintic and Miss Lockhart Moore returned Sunday from a two-months’ European trip.

Mrs. Grace Harper leaves this week to be a housemother at the West Virginia School for the Deaf and blind at Romney.

Mrs. Forrest Wooddell and daughter, Mary M., of Green Bank, have returned home after spending a week with T-Sgt. James E. Wooddell and family in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mrs. Margaret Moore, of Elkins, is visiting her niece, Mrs. Hubert Kershner, and other relatives and friends. Mrs. Moore has just returned from a trip to the World’s Fair and Atlantic City. Her son, Stanley Moore, and family, of Miami, Florida, joined his mother in New York. Captain Daniel L. Moore, M. D., who is now with the Army stationed at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, also visited his mother in New York.

Arlie Birchfield and daughter, Kathleen, of Charleston, visited his mother, Mrs. Veva Birchfield, of Marlinton, last week and attended the Homcoming at Mt. Zion church in the Hills.

 

BIRTHS

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dunz, of Marlinton, a son, named Michael Eugene.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Galford, of Warren, Ohio, a daughter, Robina Georgette.

 

DEATHS

Mrs. Nellie M. Simmons, 78, of Bartow; a member of the Brush Run Mennonite Church at Boyer. Burial in the Simmons Cemetery near Bartow.

William Fitzhugh Perry, 77, of Renick, a member of the Woodland Church at Auto, and the Masonic Lodge at Hillsboro, a carpenter and a lifelong resident of the Renick community. Burial in the Woodland Church Cemetery.

Hal K. Lockridge, 62, of Roanoke, Virginia; a son of the late James Bedford Lockridge, M.D. and Margaret Warwick Lockridge. Interment in Fairview Cemetery in Roanoke, Virginia.

 

Michael Garrett

A fishing trip by a troop of Explorer Scouts, of Clarksburg, ended in disaster Thursday, August 6, for 17 year old Michael Garrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Garrett, of Clarksburg.

He drowned after falling from a cabin cruiser which was docked for repairs at West Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, on the Monongahela River

The boys were on a two-week cruise on the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers, when the accident occurred on the fourth day out.

Mr. Garrett is a cousin of Mrs. D. W. Williams, who had visited them only two weeks ago; Mrs. Susie Rogers and others in Pocahontas County.

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