Thursday, October 13, 1948
Judge Mark Jarret convened the October term of the Circuit Court last Tuesday. The grand jury returned three misdemeanor and nine felony indictments. Cases are set for trial as late as Thursday of this week.
Oscar and Austin Sharp, the bear hunting twins, got a good big bear on Cranberry last Friday. The dogs were put on the trail on the Williams River side of Black Mountain, but it was not long before the bear went over the mountain. With just a coloring of fat, this bear was lumped off at a little below three hundred pounds…
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Down by the Kee Eddy, below Marlinton, in the Greenbrier, above the high water mark, Paul Johnson found the scattered remains of one big old wild turkey gobbler. He might have been done to death in gobbling time; bushwhacked as he recklessly came a running to the seductive call of a lady friend, to fly off with a load of shot, only to perish miserably. He may have been beaten down by the stronger wing of a rival, not handicapped with a burden of years, to mope to death in a laurel patch. Or, maybe, he had his head nipped off, his feathers scattered and his bones picked clean, all in the night time by a great horned owl.
Anyway, there lies his beard, a full foot long; there are his drumsticks, like the thigh bones of a mutton; his breast plate like the keel of a child’s sled.
Alas, poor Tom, I knew him only casually; a noble fowl in his day. Leaves vibrated to his mating call. He could read, write and cipher in outwitting the hunter and his dog, the wily fox and the sneaking wild cat. On wing, he looked the dread-naught of the air, as he sailed around the mountain.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. James C. Hannah, of Marlinton, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Moore, of Marlinton, a son.
Harper H. Hudson, aged 72, of Durbin, died October 7, 1948. On Sunday afternoon, his body was buried in the family plot in Arbovale cemetery, the funeral being conducted from the Methodist church. The deceased was a son of the late J. L. and Margaret Gillispie Hudson… Mr. Hudson was one of our leading citizens and a good man. His fellow citizens delighted to honor him with public office. He served as Justice of the Peace, and Commissioner of the County Court. At the time of his passing, he was postmaster at Durbin.
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Clarence Cameron McLaughlin, aged 23 years, suffered death in a truck accident at the bridge near Boyer Sunday night, October 10… The deceased was the son of Cameron and Virgie Dilley McLaughlin, of Dunmore… He was a veteran of the late war, with long service overseas. The funeral service is to be held at Dunmore Wednesday afternoon.
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John Wesley Walker, aged 63 years, died October 7, 1948, after an illness of several weeks. On Sunday afternoon, his body was buried in Brownsburg Cemetery, the service being conducted by his pastor, Rev. Bradley Johnson. The deceased was a son of the late William and Anna Armstrong Walker. He is survived by his wife and their eight children.
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Mrs. Lucile White Pennybacker died October 11, 1948… She was a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin White and Mary Jane White… Funeral service was held at the New Hope Lutheran Church at Minnehaha Springs. Burial in the White Family Cemetery.