Thursday, August 30, 1973
The Marlinton High School Class of 1953 held its 20-year reunion July 21, 1973. The classmates had a coffee hour at the El Poca to renew acquaintances. That evening the classmates and their spouses enjoyed a lovely banquet at the home of Mary Shafer. Prizes were awarded at this time. Traveling the greatest distance: Janet Dilley Ervine, Burlington, Iowa.
Least Hair: Larry Buzzard
Most children: Dreama Carr Dilley
It was learned that four of our classmates have sets of twins: Regena H. Rhea, Larry Hefner, Paul Rose and Tayburn Doyle.
Those attending the reunion were Don Defibaugh, Wanda Gibson Kelley, Dreama Carr Dilley, Doro-thy McLaughlin, Carolyn Kellison Howard, Ann G. Richardson Worthy, Barbara Deputy Bailey, Esther Bell Akers, Janet Dilley Ervine, Mary Frances Cogar Nottingham, Carolyn Waugh Glass, Vera Ann Vallandingham Curry, Jane Ruckman Curry, Jimmy Curry, Regena Hannah Rhea, Vincent Harper, Larry Hefner, Kenneth Kelley, Larry Buzzard, Roy Kelley, Clarence Shearer, Don Bowers, Jack Bear, Kenneth Mace, French Moore, Earl Christian, Don Sharp, Russell Nottingham, Arnold Sayre and Kenneth Ervine.
NEWS AND VIEWS
Annie L. Cromer
I haven’t forgotten that I have been asked to write about the experiences of Mrs. Bertha Galford, of Cass, in the “over 80” column.
Cecil Houchin wants me to “tell it all” about his 91 years. So time is a big factor. I will add this about Cecil: He says he is still looking for a woman but she has to be beautiful, a good cook, and one that doesn’t grunt. If interested, he lives on Back Mountain.
Information, please. What do you call snakes when there are several together?
I saw what looked like a snake for every cabbage in the garden as they made their get-away. One other time in the late fall, I went in the block cellar and there in the corner was an intertwined ball of snakes larger than a peck measure. They seemed to be ready for winter and had not moved even when I had passed by them without seeing until I looked back to admire the many jars of canned good on the shelves. After I stopped running long enough to regain my dentures, I called to David. He shot into the ball and killed three, but the others ran in every direction. We have never seen another snake there, but after 20 years, I look to the right and to the left when entering that building…
Miss Teresa Lee Wooddell, of Marlinton, became the bride of Delmas Franklin Barb, also of Marlinton, in a candlelight service Friday, August 17, 1973, in the Marlinton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Maynard Crawford officiating… The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Wooddell, and her husband’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Howard Barb, all of Marlinton…
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Gordon, of Green Bank, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Blankenship, of Marlinton, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dharl Sharp, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Donna Carol.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reigel, of Arbovale, a daughter, named Tina Marie.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Oliver, a baby girl, named Brenda Elizabeth.
Mrs. Susie Rogers, of Buckeye, is announcing the arrival of her twenty-third grandchild and seventh granddaughter, Julie Ann, born to Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Barnett, of Medina, Ohio…
Omer E. Davis, 74, of Frank, died Monday, August 27, 1973… He was a retired employee of the Howes Leather Company and lived most of his life in Pocahontas County… Funeral service was held at the Frank Church of the Nazarene…