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 - PAGE TWO THE Uncle Dyke Garrett and His Wife...
PAGE TWO THE Uncle Dyke Garrett and His Wife Celebrate Their 69th Wedding Anniversary Near Famed Mountain Preacher Now 94 Years Old, His Mate Is 88 Years LOGAN, Feb. 19.--"If I married 50 times, I'd marry Sallie every time." That is a remark often made by Rev. W. D. (Uncle Dyke) Garrett of his faithful and helpful wife, "Aunt Sallie," to whom he has been married 69 years today. For 60 years the couple have lived on the site of their present home at Curry, near Chapmaiiville, in Lo- gan county. "Uncle Dyke," a veteran of the Confederate army and a pioneer mountain preacher, was 94 in December. Mrs. Garrett is 88 years old. The Garretts are native Logan countians, and so were their mothers before them. Rev. Mr. Garrett's parents were the late John Garrett and Eliza Godby Garrett. Mrs. Gar- rett is the daughter of the late Wil- liam Smith and Mary Ann Butcher Smith. "Uncle Dyke" is the only surviving member of a family in which there were 11 children. Mrs. Garrett and her sister, Mrs. L. S. Weigel, of Huntington, are the only ones living today in a family of seven children. Nine children were born to the Garretts and seven of them are still living: Elbert E. Garrett, of Lake; P. D. Garrett, of Curry; Jim Garrett, at home; Mrs. Scott Justice, of Hunt- ington; Mrs. John Ferrell, of Logan; Mrs. Virgil O. Duffm, of Louisville, Ky., and Miss Ida Rose Garrett, of Huntington. Rev. and Mrs. Garrett have 30 grandchildren and 25 great-grand- children. Five of their children were born at the same place where they now reside, in a largf log cabin, which was replaced about 25 years ago by a modern farmhouse. Taught Him to Bead "Uncle Dyke" has devoted virtual- ly all of his life to public service, gladly and willingly, refusing to ac- cept any financial renumeration. REV. AND MRS. W. D. (UNCLE DYKE) GARRETT town. But I must go back to Sallie-- the girl I left behind me." Not so long ago U n c l e Dyke walked the four miles from his home to Chapmanville, crossing Chapman- ville mountain He said: "I'd be just as good as ever if it wasn't for that old lame leg." He has been troubled with rheu- matism for some time. Nevertheless, Uncle Dyke was still active enough to shake down some apples from a tree in his orchard for some of his great grandchildren when they were visiting him last fall. Mrs. Garrett. who spends much time reading the Bible, also reads all the magazines and newspapers that come her way. Rev and Mrs. Garrett seem com- pletely resigned to their quiet life, sitting by the fireside day by day, happy in each other's company. Gillespie, Mrs. H. E. Hildebrand, Mrs. R. L. Kelbaugh, Mrs. Delbert Fisher, Mrs. O. C. Lytton, Mrs L. Williams, Mrs. R. B. Smith Mrs, Marshall Young. The 7A home room of the junior high school elected officers Triday. Larry Thompson was named president, Wanda Mae Goad, vice sresident, Ted Thompson secretary and treasurer, and Evelyn Shrout, class reporter. The Fide-Fida Sunday school class of the United Brethren church met Friday evening at the home Mrs, Lionel Jones. Mrs. R L. Kel- jaugh, class teacher, was in charge Marna Adams has been elected captain of the basket ball team ot ·he 7-A home loom of the Dunbar ugh school. Miss Alma Jean Merritt, of shall college, was the week-end

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  1. The Charleston Daily Mail,
  2. 19 Feb 1936, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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