Thursday, May 23, 1946
It is indeed fitting that on this, the first Memorial Day since V-E and V-J Days, that our thoughts dwell with reverence, not only on our boys and girls who gave their all in the past war, but also on our heroic dead of all wars. The thought so well expressed by Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, “That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that Government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth,” places a solemn obligation on all of us to keep alive that freedom that cost so much in sacrificial blood, to win and preserve.
Pocahontas Post No. 50, American Legion, has invited the Seneca Trail Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, to join with them in this Memorial observance. A special service will be held Memorial Sunday, May 29, at 3 p.m. at Marlinton Methodist Church, at which time Mr. Aubrey Ferguson, a veteran of the last war, will give the Memorial address…
On Memorial Day, May 30, there will be a parade, under the direction of Richard Currence, which will be followed by a program at the Mountain View Cemetery, at which time the speaker will be Mr. W. Elliott Nefflen, of Charleston, the Legion National Committeeman for West Virginia. Mr. Nefflen is a veteran of both World War I and II…
Private First Class Zed Weatherholt writes as follows from Naca Japan:
May 4, 1946
Dear Mr. Price;
I will drop you a few lines to let you hear from me. It has been about two weeks since I last wrote you.
Well, Mr. Price, I am still driving a truck over here, and that is not a bad job in the Army. But I sure would like to be back home to see all the folks and my friends. I guess you have about all of your plowing done now. Well, I will tell you, Mr. Price, if what our Battery Commander told us is true, it will not be so long until I get home to do some of that plowing back on the old farm. He said we would all be on our way home in the next two months. He said he had got the dope in the last two days. I don’t know, but I sure hope he is right.
I hear about all of my buddies back home are married, Ralph Broyles and Bobby Morgan and a lot of others. I sure would like to see them all, and I think I will before too long.
Well, as for the news in Japan, I guess it is about the same old place. We had a big inspection by Douglas MacArthur and we really had a big time. We really had our trucks clean and in good shape. He was well pleased with all of our work. He is not a bad fellow, but a lot of the fellows do not like him. They all say “Stick with Mack, and you will never get back,” Ha. Ha.
Well, I guess the old town is about the same old place and still as quiet as ever. Maybe it will not be so long until I get back, I hope.
If you see any of my folks give them my love.
I will close for now.
Yours truly, and a friend,
Zed Elwood Weatherholt
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest N. Carr, of Clawson, announce the marriage of their daughter, Thelma, to Albert Lee Bussard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Williams Bussard, of Frost.
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Mr. and Mrs. Dency E. Sharp, of near Marlinton, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Violet Ruth Sharp, to Harry Gordon Banton, of Durbin… The groom is a graduate of Greenbank High School and served 51 months in the Armed Service; of which 44 months were spent in the South Pacific. He is now employed by the Pocahontas Tanning Company at Frank.
Richard Callison, aged nine years, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Callison and the late Elba B. Callison… On Tuesday afternoon the little body was laid to rest in the family plot in Mt. View Cemetery, where his father was buried a few months since…
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Samuel Godfrey Coyner, aged 76 years, of Waynesboro, a son of Jacob and Margaret Palmer Coyner. He came to Pocahontas County to be associated with his brothers in the mercantile and lumber business… Burial in the Bethany Trinity Lutheran Church cemetery.
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Saul Kay Mullenax, 78, of Arbovale, burial in the Arbovale cemetery.
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George William Walker, 33, son of Johnny W. and Rebecca Jane Walker. On April 8, 1941, he married Mary Alice Knapper, daughter of J. H. Knapper, of Marlinton.
Most of his life had been spent at his home or nearby. Being one of our home boys, he was well known by everyone throughout the community…