Thursday, April 6, 1967


The Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department had a big day Friday, in fact, Fire Chief Fred Burns, Jr. says the last three months with 15 fires and the flood have been the busiest since he has been with the department.

At 5 p.m. the Burruss sawmill had a fire, probably caused from hot metal falling in oil while some electric welding was being done.

At 8:00 p.m., a call came from Greenbrier Hill where there was an overheated oil stove in a house belonging to Jimmy McLaughlin.

At 9:05 p.m., the crew went to Slaty Fork where Ralph Beckwith’s new all-electric sawmill was completely destroyed by fire. A loader and lumber were saved.

Boys and Girls in Service

Private First Class Jack D. Nelson, who was injured in Viet Nam, spent a few days here with his parents. He returned to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, where he expects to be in the hospital for several months…

Army Private Samuel E. Ramsey, 19, son of Mrs. Helen V. Ramsey, of Ripley, completed eight weeks of advance infantry training March 24 at Ft. Jackson, S. C…

A3c Clyde S. Campbell, of Seward AFB, Tennessee, spent a few days with his mother, Mrs. Flossie Campbell…

Army Private First Class Earl C. Tallman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Tallman, of Clover Lick, is participating in “Operation Sam Houston” in Viet Nam with the 4th Infantry Division. He was airlifted into action February 20…

William Gay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Gay, graduated March 24 from the Marine Corps Officers Candidate School at Quantico, Virginia, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant…

John Randolph Kight, Jr., grandson of George P. Edgar, of Hillsboro, graduated March 25 from O.C.S. Marine Corps School, Quanitco, Virginia, as a Second Lieutenant.


Mrs. Martha Olive Anderson Curry, 83, of Marlinton, a daughter of the late Millard Dickson Anderson and Sally McCoy Anderson. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Eva Brill Rexrode, 82; born in Hampshire County, a daughter of the late Rev. J. W. Brill and Mrs. Fannie Brill. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Maude Vivian Eye, 81, of Franklin; born at Brandywine, a widow of Arthur Strite Eye. Burial in the Pine Hill Cemetery at Brandywine.

Porter Lee Robinson, 40, died of gunshot wounds Sunday night. Born at Marlinton, a son of Charles and Nina Scott Robinson. Burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Bammie Gragg Johnson, a daughter of James and Bell Grimes Gragg. Burial in Aurora, Illinois.

Russell Hunter Hoover, 57, of Waynesboro, Virginia; born at Mill Point, a son of Charles and Mary McClure Hoover.

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