Thursday, August 31, 1972
Our Army and Navy Boys
Marion Max Kirkpatrick, fireman, second class, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Kirkpatrick, of Marlinton, is serving aboard the cruiser USS Fresno, which has been assigned o the Northern European Task Force with headquarters at London, England.
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PFC James Albert Bussard, son of Mrs. Edith Bussard, of Minnehaha Springs, has earned the right to wear the “Boots and Wings” of the United States Army Airborne Troops… The modern war science has been augmented with Airborne War methods, as developed in World War II, and the prowess of the American Airborne Trooper has been recognized through- out the world both in the fields of ability and action against the enemy.
Marvin Beverage had the Grand Champion Lamb at the State Fair Junior Livestock Show and it was purchased Saturday by Crawford’s Foodland for $2.30 a pound. It weighed 90 pounds. The Reserve Champion Pen of Lambs was shown by Brenda Wyatt and was purchased by The Greenbrier at 85 cents per pound…
Mrs. L. G. McClure, of Buckeye, won five first places in the Flower Show at the West Virginia State Fair. Her exhibits in the Zinnia Class were the Giant Dahlia and the Giant Cactus types. She also won some ribbons on her Cosmos and Aster entries.
Robert Miller is retiring as manager of the Marlinton A & P Store after working – as he told us Monday – forty-three years, three months, twenty-seven days, three hours and ten minutes for the company.
He began working in the Fairmont Store and came to Marlinton as manager on Columbus Day 1936. Born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, he came to Fairmont at a very early age; he has now lived in Pocahontas longer than anywhere else, so he considers himself for all practical purposes a Pocahontas native. He and Mrs. Miller will continue to live in Marlinton and he plans to keep himself busy with odd carpenter jobs.
The twenty-third annual Richard Hill family reunion opened Sunday, August 20, 1972, at Droop Mountain State Park with comments and a prayer by Rev. Alvin Lewis followed by a song, Amazing Grace, by the Hill Reunion Group…
Prizes were awarded as follows: Oldest Hill relative present – Remus Hill, of Richwood, 90; Youngest – Christopher Alan Adkins – 38 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Adkins, of Droop; Oldest married couple– Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Simmons, Hillsboro, 49 years; Newlyweds – Mrs. and Mrs. Edsel Boggs, Clendeninville, 7 weeks; Farthest distance – Miss Annie Young Hill and granddaughter, Miss Jane Baughman, Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, 344 miles; Largest family – 9 children, Mrs. Lemmie Boggs, Hillsboro.
Born to Dr. and Mrs. Douglas McNeill Pease, of South Wyndham, Connecticut, a daughter, named Noralyn.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Mosley, of Shreveport, Louisiana, a son, named Michael Thomas.
Mrs. Rachel Chloe Thompson, 88, of Cass; a member of the Cass United Methodist Church. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery
Judy Elaine Underwood, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Renick Underwood, of Beaver Creek, died Tuesday, August 26, 1947, aged three months and four days. Her little body was laid in the family plot in Beaver Creek Cemetery, the service being by Rev. J. W. Holliday.
Pearl Arthur Kesler, 73, of Cass, a retired school bus driver and farmer and a member of the Wanless United Methodist Church. Burial in the Wanless Cemetery.
Mrs. Lydia Agnes McNeil Cackley, 82, of Mill Point; born on Knapps Creek, a daughter of the late John Adam and Emma Moore McCowan McNeil. Widow of the late William Harvey Cackley and a member of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Alderman Kellison, 91, of Huntersville, a daughter of the late William C. and Phoebe Jane Alderman, and wife of Claiborne Kellison. Burial in Beaver Creek Cemetery.
Miss Rebecca Lynn Jeffries, 14, of Green Bank, a daughter of Ross and Janet Meador Jeffries. Burial in the Greenbrier Memorial Gardens at Lewisburg.