Thursday, March 27, 1969

Killed in Action

Specialist Fourth Class Jackie Lee Rexrode, 20, of Bartow, was killed in hostile action near Da Nang in Viet Nam on Wednesday, March 19, 1969, about four o’clock in the afternoon. He entered the Army February 24, 1968, took his basic training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, then trained at Fort Lewis, Washington, before going to Viet Nam July 25.

He was the son of Ben and Shirley Teter Rexrode, of Bartow. Besides his parents he is survived by four brothers, James Rexrode, of White Sulphur Springs, Ben E. Rexrode, of Bartow, Danny and Terry Rexrode, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Donna Nelson, of White Sulphur Springs, Diane and Debbie Rexrode, at home; two nieces and four nephews…

Boys and Girls in Service

Pvt. John M. Madison has graduated from the Radio Tele-type course at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

John is the son of Mrs. Virginia Lovell, of Marlinton. Mrs. Lovell has had seven sons who have entered the Armed Forces. Four are still in the service, Richard in the U. S. Marines, Robert in the Air Force, John and Roger in the Army.

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Seaman Apprentice John L. Waugh, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde M. Waugh, of Clover Lick, is serving with the staff of the Commander U. S. Second Fleet aboard the flagship guided missile cruiser USS Springfield at Norfolk, Virginia.

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Airman Apprentice Marion M. Madison, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete L. Madison, of Marlinton, was graduated from the Aviation Mechanics Fundamentals School at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

New Principal

At a regular meeting of the Board of Education on March 18, Fredric W. Smith was employed as Principal of Marlinton High School for the 1969 – 70 term. He will succeed H. A. Yeager, principal for the past 28 years…

Franchise

Mid-West Truckers Association announces the franchising for the trucking industry of Fisher’s Garage, Huntesrville, as an authorized towing and service center for Huntersville and surrounding area.

The franchised towing and service center will appear in the Association’s nationwide atlas of authorized centers serving the trucking industry.

Fisher’s Garage is one of 120 service centers franchised in the state of West Virginia, and one of 3,700 centers in the Untied States…

Ham and Bacon Show and Sale

The First National Bank paid $11 per pound for the Grand Champion Ham, a 17 ½ pound entry of Sharon Wooddell, Slaty Fork. The Reserve Champion, a 22 pound entry of Allen Kramer, also of Slaty Fork, went to the Bank of Marlinton for $8 per pound. Lakeview Farm, owned and operated by Eugene Simmons, paid $8 per pound for the Grand Champion Bacon, shown by Susie Workman, of Hillsboro. Marlinton Motor Sales paid $6.50 per pound for the Reserve Champion Bacon, an entry of Mark Dilley, of Huntersville…

All-Greenbrier Valley

Ivan Withers, Marlinton Senior, and Larry Jefferson, Hillsboro Senior, were selected for the All-Greenbrier Valley basketball team.

Withers, who was named captain of the team, was considered probably the best player in the Greenbrier Valley, averaging 25 points a game and scoring over 1,400 points during his four years at MHS before injuries prematurely closed the basketball season for him.

Jefferson, a good defensive player, had an average of 24.5 points per game.

WEDDING

Miss Georgia Diana Fowler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Warren Fowler, of Hillsboro, became the bride of Gordon Wayne Madison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Madison, Jr., of Marlinton, on Tuesday December 24, 1968, at the home of the bride’s parents with the Rev. Ralph W. Ross officiating…

BIRTHS

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Broyles, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Mary Grace.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wolfe, of Cass, a daughter.

DEATHS

Kenneth G. Friel, 32, of Marlinton, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Hobert Friel. He had served 12 years in the Army, 1955-1967…

Mrs. Zetta Pennell Loudermilk, 77, of Buckeye, a daughter of the late Joseph and Charlotte Pennell. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Mattie Cora Gil-more, 81, of Washington, D. C., formerly of Marlinton, a member of the Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church. Funeral service in the Macedonia Baptist Church; burial in the Brownsburg Cemetery.

Mark Ward Crowley, 16, of Frederick, Maryland, formerly of Renick, a son of Ward and Anna Ruth Crowley. Burial in the Woodlawn Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Arthur C. Pifer, 87, of Marlinton, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Pifer. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Jessie Lenetta Spence Jeffries, 57, of Clarksburg, formerly of Marlinton; a member of Marlinton United Methodist Church. Burial in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

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