Thursday, April 10, 1969

Dies in Viet Nam

Word was received Tuesday, of the death in Viet Nam Saturday of James Daugherty from wounds received a week before. He is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Daugherty, of near Marlinton.

Eagle Court of Honor

On February 13, 1969, an Eagle Court of Honor was held at the Durbin Moose Hall by Troop 262, Durbin, Boy Scouts of America, with Bob Vance, Chairman, presiding.

Scouting’s highest award, the Eagle Scout Award, was awarded to Larry B. Plyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Plyer, of Durbin, and also to Charles T. Cover, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cover, Sr., of Bartow.

The Eagle awards were presented by Grady Moore, District Advancement Chairman, to the mothers of each Scout, who in turn pinned the award on her son. The Eagle Scout Certificate was presented to each Scout by his father. Each new Eagle Scout then presented his mother with a miniature Eagle Scout pin to be worn by her.

Both Eagle Scouts are students at Green Bank High School. Larry is a senior and Charles is a sophomore. Each of these Scouts has completed the requirements for God and Country Awards but presentation has not been made at this date…

Bank Building Started

Work started in a big way this week on the site preparation for the Bank of Marlinton building.


Arnold Dulaney and James N. Jones left for Beckley, March 24, for induction into the Armed services and were sent to Fort Jackson, South Carolina, for basic training.

Be Careful

A grass or brush fire spread wildly on the lower end of Droop Tuesday about noon, threatening the old log church there. The Marlinton Fire Department brought it under control. They were called out again Tuesday afternoon to Woodrow to a brush fire, also last Thursday to a fire behind Fisher’s Garage at Huntersville, and on Saturday to the Ryder place on Greenbrier Hill. Wednesday morning came a call to a brush fire on Beard Heights.

J. L. Schaffner reports about 14 fires all together covering about 135 acres.

People have been real cooperative, he says, and the fire departments have kept down the acreage burned.

HHS Tournament

At the conclusion of the annual class tournaments at Hillsboro High School, the following awards were made. In the Junior High Division, winners were the 7th grade boys and the 8th grade girls. The all tournament team for the boys was: Teddy Wilfong, Laymond Dean, James Triplett, David Moore, Joe Hammons and Larry Dean. Girls all-tournament team was: Mary Cook, Dorothy Lane, Dorothy Hickman, Jean Hill and June Starks. Voted the best cheerleader for the tournament was Carletta Holstein. Laymond Dean was the best foul shooter. James Triplett and Dorothy Hickman were the most outstanding players.

In the Senior High Division, the 12th grade boys and the 11th grade girls were the champions. All- tournament team for the boys was: David Lane, Marshall Clutter, Andy Wilfong, Bob Dean, Tom Hill, Steve Lamb, Gary Burks and Larry Jefferson. For the girls: Lynn Beard, Karen Cutlip, Lori Rose, Treva Keaton, Lana Gilkerson, Judy Thompson and Sylvia Pritt. The best cheerleader was Sylvia Pritt. The most outstanding players in the senior division were Larry Jefferson, Gary Burks and Lana Gillkerson. The best foul shooter was Larry Jefferson.


Born to Rev. and Mrs. Robert Shields, of Lewisburg, on Easter Sunday, twin sons, named Seth Douglas and Scott Daniel.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Allen Liptrap, of Marlinton, a son, named Timothy Allen.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hill, at Harrisonburg, Virginia, a daughter, named Cheryl Lynn.


George H. Wheeler, 87, of Marlinton; born in Bath County, a son of James Knox Wheeler and Mattie Swope Wheeler. Burial in the Wilfong Cemetery.

Mrs. Lilly Madison, 71, of Marlinton, burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Brown Buren Beard, 85, of Bartow, a son of Josiah O. Beard and Eveline Madora Yeager Beard; a descendant of two pioneer families of Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Francis N. Skaggs, 48, of Mesa Arizona; a son of the late Rev. and Mrs. R. H. Skaggs, of Marlinton.

James B. Phillips, of Droop, a son of the late Jim and Elizabeth Phillips, a lifelong resident of Pocahontas County. Funeral in Mount Olivet Church with burial in the Whiting Cemetery.

John Russell McMillion, 84, of Riffle; burial in the Pleasant Dale Methodist Church cemetery.

Oliver Roberts, 57, of Renick; burial in the family cemetery near Cordova.

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