July 21, 1966
New Chevrolet Dealer
Pryor Chevrolet Company has been sold and will be reopened as Mitchell Chevrolet, Inc. The transfer of dealership has been approved by General Motors.
Reid Mitchell is president of the new company and will be manager. He was raised in Jane Lew but has been in Dunn, North Carolina, the past six years as sales manager for George Carroll Chevrolet Company. His wife is the former Anne Mills, of Gauley Bridge, and they have six children, three boys and three girls, aged two to ten. They will move to Marlinton just as soon as they find a house.
H. W. Pryor says he will remain in Marlinton but has no definite future plans now.
Bill Gardner has been losing some sheep, and last week he was checking on them on Clover Creek and came almost face to face with the cause. A big fat bear in good shape – he guessed his weight at 400 pounds – was reared up on his hind legs and came almost to him, fifteen or twenty feet way, growling. Mr. Gardner had never seen a bear that wouldn’t run. He looked around to see only a few little trees – of course the bear could climb anyway – and knew he had to bluff the bear. He picked up two or three big rocks, let out some yells and rushed him. The bear backed down and moved off.
The Rev. Willis Cornelius and family arrived Friday. They will live in the Wilfong house on Browns Creek. Mr. Cornelius will be pastor of the Westminster, Buckeye, Huntersville and Stony Creek Presbyterian churches.
4-Hers Win Roundup
Buckhannon-Upshur High School was the scene of the Area 4-H Roundup where county club members competed against ten other counties in demonstrations, illustrated talks and public speaking.
Harriet Johnson, of Edray, received a blue ribbon for her “Devilish Deeds with Deviled Eggs” and will compete in the state contest. Others who won a berth for state competition were Vivian Sharp, Edray, for her “Potato Chef Salad;” Carole Ann Stemple, Marlinton, for her presentation on Children’s Parties; and Brenda and Karen Warren, of Slaty Fork, for their team demonstration of “Skin Grooming With Sale.”
Sharon Shrader, of the Buckeye White Savages, received a red ribbon for her banana bread demonstration and Debbie McQuain, of Dunmore, received a red ribbon for her demonstration on dog care.
Sally McLaughlin, of Edray, and Dewey Hoover, of Poage Lane, received a white ribbon for giving the county 4-H health presentation, “Who Helps With Health?”
The public speaking contestants, Phyllis Hill, of Hillsboro, and Charles Turner, of Green Valley, received white ribbons for their talks on citizenship and highway safety.
County Extension 4-H Agent Trudy Rannells said the importance of participating in a demonstration contest, is the poise it gives the youngsters and the knowledge they gain of their subject.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Defibaugh, of Marlinton, a son, named Paul Berton.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Galford, of Cass, a son, named Joey Shannon.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Grimes, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. “Doug” McGraw, of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, a son, named Bruce Wayne.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Pyne, of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, a son, named Kevin Williams. Mrs. Pyne is the former Phyllis Burr.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barton, of Akron, Ohio, a son, named David Phillip.
Rese Emmanuel Wilfong, 78, of Marlinton, a son of the late James and Martha Wilfong. Burial in the Wilfong Cemetery.
William L. Dearfield, 51, of Mill Point, was killed about 12:30 a.m. Monday, when he was struck by a car on the Stamping Creek Road. He was a son of William P. and Ada Mae Rose Dearfield. Burial in the Sharp Cemetery.
Mrs. Ressie Gragg Sprouse, 75, of Frost, a daughter of the late James R. and Martha Bell Grimes Gragg. Burial in the Sprouse Cemetery.
James Ray Bennett, 34, of Durbin, drowned in the Greenbrier River at Durbin, Sunday. Burial in the Bennett Cemetery at Frank.
Raleigh Samuel Curry, 74, died at Battle Ground, Washington. Born on Browns Creek, he was a son of Anson W. and Mary E. Curry. Raleigh was well liked and a highly respected man.