Thursday, April 22, 1948
Again, for the sake of the record, let it be printed that the highest water in years in the Greenbrier River came to Marlinton last Wednesday morning. We all woke up to find the river and creek over the lower grounds. At daylight, the river began to fall. As near as I could tell, it was a 16-foot rise. While there had been rain off and on for a week, rains of cloudburst proportions visited many parts of the county.
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Over on Williams River last Monday morning, a friend of mine took refuge from the rain in the little shelter at the far end of Howard Mullens’ school bus route. Just then a twister wind swooped down from Black Mountain to lift the shelter up and turn it over. My friend was shelled out bodily. However, he was not hurt to amount to anything, for he hit a running to catch up with his hat.
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Fred Galford, of Williams River, sends in word that white hop toads are singing around, but bears are not moving as yet. He expects them to be out any day. If a bear does raid a sheep flock, if the owner will notify him promptly, he will come with his pack of well-trained bear dogs. He has some proven dogs and he is training some and they all are rearing to go and get in a bear fight.
Announcement is being made of the engagement of Miss Floretta Lee Underwood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Denver Underwood, of Huntersville, to Homer C. Gordon, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gordon, of Marlinton…
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Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Burgess, of Marlinton, announce the marriage of their daughter, Nancy Annabell Burgess, to Theodore Ford Hammons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hammons, of Marlinton, April 9, 1948.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Hall, of Hillsboro, a son, named Johnny Rosser, Jr.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dewey Wood, of Buckeye, a daughter, named Elizabeth Ann.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Milburn Sharp, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dock J. Gibson, of Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter, named Connie Ann.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Arden Friel, of Clover Lick, a daughter, named Brenda Susan.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Robert Friel, of Clover Lick, a son, named Gary Lee.
The body of Private First Class Andy E. Hefner, son of Mrs. George Hefner, killed in France, June 9, 1944, aged 26 years, was laid to rest in Mt. View Cemetery on Sunday afternoon with full Military Honors. The service was held from the Edray Church by Rev. R. J. Skaggs in the presence of a large congregation.
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Peter W. Simmons, aged 92, died at the home of his grandson, Hugh Wiley, of Beard, on Thursday, April 15, 1948. His body was laid in the Whiting Cemetery on Droop Mountain on Saturday afternoon, the service being held from the Beard church… The deceased is survived by his two daughters, Miss Nettie Simmons and Mrs. Nannie Wiley.
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Russell Gilmer Chestnut, aged 62 years, died at his home in Frost. He was born at Mill Gap, Virginia, and was the son of the late Anderson and Mary Jane Chestnut. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Blanche Bussard Chestnut, and their seven children… His body was laid to rest in the family plat in Mountain View Cemetery.