Thursday, September 4, 1969


A. R. “Bob” Templeton, Monongahela Power Company agricultural representative visited Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Hevener and their son, Randall, in connection with the Farming For Better Living program. Sponsored by West Virginia University, Monongahela Power and local businessmen, the FFBL program has a sizable membership in Pocahontas County.

A feeder calf program and sheep operation highlight the production of Hevener’s 126-acre farm on back Mountain Road.

Hevener rents an additional 252 acres for his livestock. His cattle herd is comprised of 35 cows and 29 calves with purebred Hereford and Charolais bulls. He keeps both breeds of cattle.

Hevener has forty ewes and two Hampshire rams in his breeding flock. Plans are to increase this to fifty ewes in the near future.

Several improvements have been made recently to the Hevener farm including sixty rods of new fence, the clearing of five acres for pasture, the addition of a stock water pond, and eighty-ton silo, and painting of the farmhouse and outbuildings. In addition, Hevener limes according to tests and applied twelve tons this year and four tons of fertilizer in cooperation with ASCS.

Mr. and Mrs. Hevener have two sons. Timothy, 25, is a general foreman for Trailer Mobile in California. Randall, 14, will be a freshman at Green Bank High School and won the Golden Horseshoe contest in West Virginia History last year.

A past sheriff for Pocahontas County, Hevener is chairman of the church and pastor board at the Church of the Brethren. He is also a director of Farm Bureau. His wife taught Bible School this spring and keeps tourists in two rooms of the farmhouse.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Alderman, of Buckeye, a son, named Mark Edward.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Ryder, of Minnehaha Springs, a son, named Thane Ashley.


Lester Dotson, 56, of Beard Heights, died early Wednesday morning from injuries received in an accident involving three trucks on Route 219 near Jim Cook’s below Buckeye.

Andrew (Andy) Wilson Broyles, 69, of Marlinton, a son of Lewis and Amanda Broyles of Ballard. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Harold Eugene Reed, 27, of Marlinton, a son of Delbert and Norma Shrader Reed. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

John Calvin Gilmore, 89, of Marlinton; born at Mountain Grove, Virginia, a son of the late Andrew and Cora Hurt Gilmore. For many years, Mr. Gilmore was an active member of the Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church, holding such offices as superintendent and teacher of the Sunday School and serving on the deacon board. He was a Mason of Stewart’s Delight No. 60 A.F & A.M. Lodge. He was a retired Chesapeake and Ohio Railway employee. In all Church and community endeavors he was active, dutiful, conscientious, loyal and faithful… He was a very devoted father, one who sought in all possible ways to reach out and lend a helping hand to anyone in distress, one who firmly believed that there are no mercies like the mercies of God…

Funeral at Marlinton Presbyterian Church. Burial in Brownsburg Cemetery.

Keith A. Thompson, 52, of Richmond, Virginia; burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Mrs. Nettie Lynn Young Ryder, 64, of Rossville, Pennsylvania; born in Pocahontas County, a daughter of the late Adam and Fannie Peck Young. Burial in the Emmanuel Cemetery.

Mrs. Judith Marie Mallow, 69, of Circleville; born at the Hunting Ground, a daughter of the late Charles Phillip and Mary Warner Judy. Burial in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton.

Ernest D. Palmer, 53, of Ronceverte; burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Hillsboro.

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