Thursday, January 5, 1967
The first baby of the New Year was born on Monday, January 2, 1967, in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. The baby, a girl, Gina Lynette, was born to Private and Mrs. Porter Stanley, of Hillsboro. The mother was the former Karen Westfall. The father is serving in the Army, stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Steve Jack shot a two-foot rattlesnake on a sunny hillside on Airport Hill the day after Christmas. He was hunting rabbits and came on this snake near a brush pile. It rattled but was sluggish. He shot two times into the coiled snake, pretty much demolishing it.
Boys and Girls in Service
First Lieutenant Tucker Reynolds and family are spending the Christmas holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Reynolds, of Linwood, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Z. Johnson, of Edray. Lieutenant Reynolds has just returned from Southeast Asia after flying one hundred missions over North Viet Nam in the F-4C Phantom II.
Sp4 W. D. Sharpe, Jr., (Chops), son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Sharpe, Sr., of Marlinton, has been promoted to SPE5. He was in Panama Canal Zone from December 3 to 17th for jungle warfare training and received the Jungle Expert Patch. He returned to Fort Benning, Georgia, and on December 23, he re-enlisted for six years in the U.S. Army.
Staff Sergeant Laban J. Wolfe, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Wolfe, of Cass, is now in Viet Nam in the fight against Communist aggression.
The 9th Infantry Division’s 3rd Brigade arrived in Viet Nam December 19. Private First Class Robert E. Hoover, 18, son of Mrs. Virginia D. Hoover, of Frank, sailed with the brigade when it departed the west coast of the U.S. last month.
The 9th Division, stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas, was formed a year ago from veteran cadre personnel and soldiers considered to be among the best ever trained by the U. S. Army.
A3C Clyde S. Campbell spent a few days with his mother, Mrs. Flossie Campbell.
Harry J. Kelley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ward R. Kelley, of Huntersville, has been honorably discharged from the U. S. Armed Forces after serving three years, with the last 9 months of service in Viet Nam.
Gary D. Layman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Layman, Sr., of Marlinton, has arrived in Viet Nam.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Beverage, of Marlinton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Charlotte Anne, to Glade Raymond Fertig, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Glade R. Fertig, Sr., of Marlinton.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Tiney McComb, of Ironton, Ohio, a son, named Gregory Scott.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Weatherholt, of Huntersville, a daughter, named Clara Sue.
Born to Mr. and Mr. Dewey Ross, of Angola, Indiana, a daughter, named Renne Annette.
Odie George Clarkson, 53, of Marlinton; a son of Mrs. Mertie Curry Clarkson, of Cass, and the late Walter Clarkson. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
William Leo Price, 71, of Edray; a son of the late Dr. James W. and Lura Sharp Price. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Lena Waugh Smith, 85, of Campbelltown; a daughter of the late James B. and Euvanie Waugh. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Effie Loudermilk Beverage, 96, of Buckeye; a daughter of the late David and Margaret Loudermilk, of Frankford. Burial in the Beverage Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Magdalene Myers, 60, of Cass; burial in Pleasant Green Church Cemetery at Seebert.
Mrs. Opal Rogers Remage, 63, of Hillsboro; burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Nefy Hoke, 62, of Droop; burial in Morningside Cemetery at Renick.
Tauny Dewey Williams, 68, of Droop Mountain; born at Leonard, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Williams; burial in the Morningside Cemetery at Renick.
Mrs. Margaret Stella Callison Jacobs, 84, of Beard; born at Anthony, a daughter of the late Elisha Callison and Mary Elizabeth Callison. Burial in the Droop Mountain Cemetery.
Clarence Brown, 36, of Cass; burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Mrs. Sylvia Shifflet, 65, of Durbin; burial in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, at Elkins.
William Oliver Doyle was born September 27, 1898 at Mace and died December 27, 1966 at Charleston. He was a son of the late Harvey W. and Lucy Mace Doyle. Burial in Tyler Mountain Cemetery.