Thursday, November 4, 1948
A surprise birthday party was given in honor of Mrs. A. C. Barlow, who celebrated her 75th birthday October 20. Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. J. Z. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Sharp. Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Shanahan, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Young, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Barlow and son, Mesdames Robert Gay, Walter Shafer, Reid Moore, Lucy F. Sharp, Porter M. Atkinson, A. R. Gay, Maude Evans, Clyde Baxter, Ivan N. Barlow, Miss Betty Clay Sharp, Patty Shafer, W. A. Barlow, Ronald Evans, Sam-uel H. Barlow and Clarence Wheeler.
Miss Mabel Sharp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Sharp, of Woodrow, and Lawrence Price, of Marlinton, were united in marriage at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Price, on Saturday, October 9, 1948.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. David Grimes, of Dunmore, a son, named David Lynn.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Percy Hansford, of Marlinton, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. L. C. McCutcheon, a son, named James Oliver.
John Wesley Walker was born in the Brownsburg community May 7, 1885, and departed this life October 7, 1948, his age was 63 years and 6 months. He was the son of William and Laura Walker… He was united in marriage to Miss Rebecca Stewart 43 years ago. To this union were born eight children, six of whom survive: Sam, Lloyd, Early, Guy, Norman and Mary, all at home.
Two children preceded him in death two years ago… He will be missed by all who knew him. He was always willing to help in any way he could and he would always greet you with a smile, regardless as to how he felt, which would always bring cheer and happiness. His passing has left a vacancy both in the home and in the community…
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Dr. Harvey Winters McNeel, aged 76 years, died at his home in Hillsboro Monday morning, November 4, 1948… The funeral service was held from the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church… His body was laid to rest in the family plot in Oak Grove Cemetery. The deceased was a son of the late Isaac and Nannie Beard McNeel. He married Miss Elizabeth Edgar, who preceded him more than two years since. Their five children are Isaac, Alfred and Paul; Harriet and Dorothy… Thus is noted the passing of one of our most useful and prominent citizens. In the active practice of his profession as a physician for nearly half a century, he literally wore himself out in service to suffering humanity…
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Mrs. Lula Audrey Bussard Dilley, aged 54 years, died at her home in Marlinton Friday, October 29, 1948… On Sunday afternoon, the funeral was held from the Marlinton Methodist Church… Her body was laid to rest in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Kline Lovelace, Otay Burdette, James McGraw, Norval Pifer, Lee Barlow and Walter Moses. The flower girls were Mrs. L. B. Bumgardner, Jr., Mrs. Odie Clarkson, Mrs. Lee Barlow, Mrs. Anna Thomas, Mrs. Walter Moses, Mrs. Clyde Vallandingham and Miss Leone Moore…
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Mrs. Mildred Beverage McKeever, age 76 years, widow of the late Willis McKeever, of Swago, passed away Monday afternoon, November 1, 1948. The deceased was a daughter of the late Washington and Lydia Adkison. Their son is G. D. McKeever… The funeral was held from the Swago church with burial in the McNeel Cemetery.
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Mrs. Una Susan Waugh Grimes was born April 1, 1901, and departed this life October 22, 1948. Her funeral was conducted at the Mt. Zion Church Sunday and her body was laid to rest in Grimes Cemetery… She is survived by her husband, Forrest Grimes, and five children…
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Mrs. Elva Jones Wilson, aged 75, passed away quietly in her sleep October 25, 1948 at her home in Minnehaha Springs. Born at Doe Hill, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Dr. H. H. and Jemima Eagle Jones… She was a teacher for 36 years and her service in Pocahontas County included positions at Cass, Dunmore, Minnehaha Springs and Marlinton Grade School… The funeral was held from the Minnehaha Springs Methodist Church, with interment beside her husband in the cemetery at Doe Hill.
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John George Beard, aged 54 years, died of injuries sustained in an automobile wreck. On Sunday afternoon, his body was laid to rest in the Arbovale Cemetery… The deceased was a son of the late J. Winters and Alice Walkup Beard, of Renick… For the past several years he had been station agent for the C & O Railway at Marlinton.