March 31, 1966
Elihu H. Hamrick, of Slaty Fork, will be 94 June 10, 1966. He came to Stony Bottom from Webster county in 1904 with a construction company building the C&O Railroad. He moved to Linwood in 1908 where he now resides.
He is the only surviving member of the original Trustees of the Big Spring Presbyterian Church at Linwood. He was a farmer and cattleman for many years. He now resides with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Reynolds, at Linwood. He has reasonable good health.
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Houston Simmons and Carl Friel, of Chillicothe, Ohio, were in Pocahontas over the weekend. Mr. Simmons, who has been in charge of the pillow factory at the Federal Reformatory at Chillicothe, is being moved, along with the factory, to Texarana, Texas. This factory is a very successful business for the Bureau of Prisons, making 1,250 pillows a day for other institutions and for service use in Viet Nam.
The Senior Class of Green Bank High School will be presenting the Senior Play. “Who Killed Caroline,” by Grant Richards, Friday night, April 1 at 8 p.m. The admission is 50 cents for both adults and students.
The play cast consists of the following characters:
Mrs. Endicott – Beverly Galford; Agnes Endicott – Janie Nottingham; Beryl Endicott – Paula Clarkson; Riccy Endicott, Donald Vannoy; Cicely Endicott – Patsy Tacy; Miss Caroline Endicott – Henrietta Shinaberry; Miss Mabitt – Dorothy Collins; Dan Donovan – Danny Sheets; David Thompson – Bill Simmons; Miss MacLain – Nancy Waybright; Una Hagaman – Donna Greathouse; Lieutenant Clayton – Lynn Peck.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Graham, of Buckeye, will be honored on their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, April 3, by their children at an Open House at their home from two to five p.m.
Elizabeth Ann Graham, of Buckeye, was one of the six all-state piano finalists who presented a recital at the Twentieth Annual State Music Conference in Glessner Auditorium, Oglebay Park, Wheeling. The conference was sponsored by the West Virginia Music Educator’s Association.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Oliver McPaters, of Huntersville, twin sons.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cutlip, of Strasburg, Virginia, a daughter, named Donna Jean.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Friel, of Columbus, Indiana, a son, named Matthew Auburn.
Brenda Jean Heavner, eight years old, of Cass; a daughter of Mrs. Ernestine Moore Heavner. Burial in the Hosterman Cemetery.
Samuel Huffer McQuain, 81, of Doe Hill. Born at Moyers, a son of the late Marshall and Ida Masters McQuain. Burial in the Totton Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery.
Forrest C. Bobbitt, 67, of Folkston, Georgia; a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Bobbitt, who lived in Greenbrier County.
Paul J. Johnson, 61; son of the late Grant and Fiora Johnson. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Runie Cochran, 68; born in Greenbrier County, a daughter of the late Pete and Minerva Cutlip.
Mervin Wimer, 59, of Bartow; retired from Howe’s Tannery. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Layke W. Vandevander, 35; a member of the Arbovale Methodist Church and an employee of Pocahontas Tannery Company at Durbin. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Alex Gregory, 78, of Warren, Ohio, formerly of Boyer; a veteran of World War I. Burial in the Kerr Cemetery.
Verlin Morgan Loudermilk, 71, of Buckeye; a son of the late D. W. and Susan Jane Beverage Loudermilk. He served in World War I under the late Gen. George S. Patton in France. Burial in the Mountain View Cemetery.
Walter Roy Blankenship, 73, of Lewisburg; a longtime justice of the peace and former member of the Legislature. Mr. Blankenship recently wrote a humorous book, “I Plucked the Horsefeathers.”