November 5, 1964

From the desk of

Mrs. Jane Price Sharp


Ilean Walton reports the lowest river reading at Buckeye this month, 1.76, on the 31st of October.

There were 1.34 inches of precipitation. The lowest thermometer reading was 16 on the 24th and the highest was 79 on the 16th.

Al Callison left Sunday to accept work with the Highway Department in the District of Columbia. Mrs. Callison will go in two weeks.

Sp. 5 Kenneth A. Dulaney, serving with the U. S. Army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, spent ten days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Dulaney, at Buckeye, and did some squirrel hunting.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Galford and family will spend the winter in Florida.

Young Jim Martin proudly checked his first turkey (a 12 pound hen) Saturday, which he had killed up Camp 3 Hollow.


J. S. Bennett brought a lamp base made from a World War I shell case to be placed in the museum. The shell case has been engraved with the war record of Mr. Bennett, who was the first soldier to leave Pocahontas County in the first World War as a volunteer for the duration. He was in the First Division, 16th Infantry, the first combat unit overseas and the last one back in 1919. He also had two brothers, the late Edward Bennett and H. A. Bennett, of San Bernardino Valley, California, in the 80th and the 4th. He picked the shell up and carried it until he was able to mail it home.

Mr. Bennett enlisted May 4, 1917, sailed from San Benito, Texas, June 8, 1917, landed in France, June 27, and served in the following sections: Somnersville, Ansaiville, Montedier, Can-tigny, Saissons, Aisne, Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse, Argonne, 1st and 2nd Occupation, and was discharged September 25, 1919.

Born in Upshur County, he came to Cheat Mountain about 1906 as a logger, later was a cook for 17 years. He never missed a pay day.


Men Killed

Alfred Leroy Dolan and Early Miller, both of Spencer, were killed Sunday afternoon when their light plane, owned and piloted by Dolan, crashed on a take-off from the field on the Hevener farm at Arbovale.

The men flew here because of the beautiful weather Sunday and visited Dolan’s nephew, Jim Dolan, of Arbovale, for a little while. The plane did not gain enough altitude on the take-off and as it turned, a wing hit a rise and the plane rammed into the ground. One man was killed instantly and the other lived about 20 minutes but wasn’t conscious. The plane did not catch fire.



Tallman – McCutcheon

The wedding and reception of Miss Donna Jeanne McCutcheon and Harlan Roger Tallman were held Saturday afternoon, October 31, 1964. The Rev. Jack Miller conducted the double ring service and Mrs. A. S. Hill played nuptial music.

The bride was attired in a floor length gown of white acetate over taffeta and a fingertip veil attached to a crown of seed pearls. She carried a bouquet of pale pink rosebuds and feathered white carnations.



Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson Hefner, of Neola, a son, named Otis John.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Grimes, Jr., of Clover Lick, a daughter, named Jennifer Lynn.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gerald Morrison, of Renick, a son, named Elmer David.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Dilley, of Hinton, a daughter, named Anne Cameron. The mother is the former Jo Cameron Callison, of Marlinton.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCarty, of Silver Spring, Maryland, a son, named Charles Edward McCarty, Jr.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Rock, a daughter, named Susan Malinda.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Loughridge, of Long Beach, California, a daughter. The mother is the former Jewell Galford.



George Mitchell, age 59 of Mill Point; survived by three sisters, Mrs. Elmer Harless, Mrs. Grace Dolan, and Mrs. Lucy Bell. Burial in the McMillion Methodist Church cemetery at Friars ill.

Mrs. Iva Propst, of Brandywine, died Thursday, October 29, 1964, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Eye, of Marlinton.

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