Thursday, January 16, 1947
Along The Way
By Susan A. Price, M. D.
In a certain shop in this city of Williamsburg, Virginia, objects of art and fine handiwork are on display and for sale. A recent fine art display brought out the exclamation of an onlooker, “Hold on to your hats!” She doubtless was referring to soaring prices. One art piece, priced at twelve hundred dollars for some time, had been upped to sixteen hundred. Mrs. John D. Rockefeller was recently in this store, and as she looked at this particular piece of handiwork was heard to say, “I may see something more beautiful in the next world; I do not expect to in this.”
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Among my Christmas treasures this year is a lovely winter scene of a Pocahontas county stream, bound in the mighty grasp of ice, sent me by Mrs. Fred Allen. Another is a lovely book, “Magic Carpet,” by Arta Nottingham Chappins, of Columbus, Ohio, sent me by the author of these delightful poems. Some of them – Along the Greenbrier, Travelers Repose – have been published in The Times and have special appeal to the home lover of our county.
Shisler – Dever
Coming as a pleasant surprise the announcement of the marriage of Miss Bly Ann Dever and James P. Shisler, which took place at the Presbyterian Manse, Greenbank, Friday evening January 10, 1947, Rev. B.B. Breitenhirt officiated and the double ring ceremony was used.
The bride is the youngest daughter of the late Dennis W. Dever and Allie B. Dever.
The groom is the son of the late William Russell Shisler and Mary Elizabeth Shisler…
Mrs. Shisler has been a teacher in the Pocahontas county schools and is now a member of the Marlinton Graded School Faculty… Mr. Shisler was employed by the State Prison at Mounds-ville and is now a prominent business man of Greenbrier county…
In the best of health, in good spirits, and in the circle of her many friends, who had come from far and near to do her honor, Mrs. Rella Yeager, of Hillsboro, celebrated her 90th birthday.
The feature of the occasion was the attractive cake, with the candles so arranged as to form the number 90.
A great many fine and useful presents were received, and delicious ice cream and cake were served.
Present were: Mrs. Dick McNeel, Mrs. E. S. Clutter, Mrs. Henry W. Beard, Mrs. R. J. Balze; Miss Virginia Miller, Mrs. Winters Miller, Mrs. Sam McNeel, Mrs. Lydia Bartholomew, Mrs. Grace Beard, Mrs. J. K. Fleming, Mrs. Flowers, Mrs. J. K. Rock, Mr. Moffett McNeel, Mrs. Louie Hilliary, Mrs. Alfred McNeel, Mrs. Blake Shrader, Mrs. Joe W. McNeel, Miss Lucy Dorman, Mrs. Joel P. Beard, Mrs. Dick Beard and Mrs. D. S. Ruckman.
Carter Braxton Hunter, aged 86 years, died at his home at Sweet Chalybeate Springs, Virginia, January 11, 1947… The funeral was held from the Greenwood Presbyterian church, of which he had long been a Ruling Elder. His body was laid to rest in the family plot in the Old Stone Church Cemetery in Lewisburg. Thus is briefly noted the passing of one of the outstanding men of the Greenbrier Valley…
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John W. Hankins, aged 36 years, died at his home in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday, January 10, 1947. On Saturday, his body was laid to rest in the Cloverlick Cemetery…
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Mrs. Lena McCoy Auldridge, aged 79 years, wife of Kenny Auldridge, died at her home near Hillsboro Friday morning, January 8, 1947. On Sunday afternoon her body was laid in Oak Grove Cemetery… She was a daughter of the late Washington McCoy.
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Branch W. Beal, aged 66 years, died at his home in Charleston Thursday night, January 9, 1947. On Saturday afternoon, his body was laid to rest in the Gibson Cemetery on Elk, the funeral being held from Mary’s Chapel. The deceased was a native of Pocahontas County, a son of the late George Beal, of Dry Branch of Elk…
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George W. McCloud was born near Mingo December 13, 1898, and died of a heart attack at his home in Rupert Monday, January 13, 1947, age 48 years. He was the son of W. J. and Mary Irvine McCloud. He is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter, also by his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Dominici, of Cloverlick, four sisters and three brothers… Burial in the family plot at Poage Lane.
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Charles Boyd Meek, aged 79 years, died Saturday, January 11, 1947, at the home of his nephew, Woodrow Meek at Cass. The funeral was conducted in the Alexander Memorial Church by Rev. Quade R. Arbogast, with interment in the church cemetery. He is survived by one brother, Edward, of Stony Bottom.