Thursday, October 22, 1970

The Wilson Gary Nicholas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Summersville, dedicated a DAR bronze marker October 18, at the grave of Richard Hill, a patriot of the Revolution and a Pocahontas pioneer, buried in the Hill Cemetery near Hillsboro.

The ceremony consisted of flowers placed at the grave by Mrs. Alice O’Dell; the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag by the group; Miss Corile Hill read an article that she had prepared on Richard Hill and his family; a poem, “There is no Death,” by Mrs. Alice O’Dell and prayer by Mrs. Claude Simmons.

The epitaph on the monument state – In memory of Richard Hill, who died 1849 age 85 years.

Boys in Service

Ernie L. Cain, David M. Peacock and Samuel M. Sheets went to Beckley October 14th and were inducted into the Army on October 15th. They were sent to Fort Jackson, South Carolina, for basic training.

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Major Edward Faulknier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merl Faulknier, of Marlinton, will leave this week for a three-month assignment in Korea.

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Major John Kopf, USAF, recently was transferred to Viet Nam where he will be flying transport planes.

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Airman Thomas W. Van Reenen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert H. VanReenen, of Beard, has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas. He has been assigned to Port Hueneme, California, for training in the civil engineering, mechanical and electrical field.

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Navy Lieutenant Commander Donald M. Ervine, son of Mrs. G. E. Ervine and the late Mr. Ervine, of Marlinton, is attending the School of Naval Command and Staff at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hall, of Charleston, a daughter, named Sara Lynn. The mother is the former Beverly Nottingham.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Spear, of Oakland, Maryland, a daughter, named Deborah Lynn. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Tacy, of Cass.


H. Ray Dahmer, of Canton, Ohio, died while squirrel hunting in Pendleton county. Born at Cass, a son of Gilbert L. and Nola Mae Bennett Dahmer. Burial in the Sunset Hills Cemetery in Canton,  Ohio.

Mrs. Nettie Jordan McElwee, 85, of St. Albans, formerly of Minnehaha Springs; born at Monterey, Virginia, a daughter of the late Hugh and Emma Gibson Jordan. She came to Minnehaha Springs as the bride of the late Cameron Preston McElwee nearly 70 years ago. Burial in the McElwee Cemetery at Minnehaha Springs.

Charles Wilfong, 92, of Dunmore; born at Hightown, Virginia, he was a member of New Hope Methodist Church. Burial in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Stanley May Curry, of West Point, Virginia, a daughter of Newman and Lena Woolard May. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Ralph Curry, of Orlando Florida; born at Frost, a son of the late Ada Hamrick Curry.

Burial in Orlando, Florida.

Mrs. Virgie L. McMann Wallace, 65, of Gap Mills; a daughter of the late E. A. and Catherine McCaleb McMann. Burial in the Carmel Cemetery.

Mack McClung Campbell, 51, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Renick; a son of the late Alexander and Emma Cochran Campbell. Burial in the White Oak Cemetery.

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