Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 26, 1974 · Page 26
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 26, 1974
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O --May 26,1974 Sunday Gazette-Mail . Chartwron. Vteit Virginia Death Notices Wilmer Bates S H E R M A N - W i l m e r Holmes Bates, 70, of Sherman, Jackson County, died Saturday in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley. He was a member of Fannin Chapel Church. Surviving: wife, Alva Lindamood Bates: sons. Glen and Eugene, both of Sherman; sisters. Mrs. Carrie Laughlin, Mrs. Hazel Armstrong and Mrs. Elsie Snyder, all of Ravens wood and Mrs. Bertha Sullivan of Murraysville; brothers. Roy of Sardis, Ohio and Clyde of Ravenswood; three grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Chambers Funeral Home. Ravenswood. with the Rev. William Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Ravenswood Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Monday. Alfred Cole B E C K L E Y - A l f r e d L . Cole. 58. of Beckley. Raleigh County, was dead on arrival Friday at Raleigh General Hospital. He was a native of Cirtsville. Raleigh County, a deputy assessor of Raleigh County, a member of United Methodist Temple and Beckley Masonic lodge. Surviving: wife. Violet B.; sons. Alfred Jr. of Dunbar and Larry of Champaign. 111.: mother, Mrs. Stollie Cole of Beckley: four grandchildren. Service will be 2:30 p.m. today in Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley. with the Rev. Ross Evans officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Everett Ferrell DANVILLE - Everett Ferrell, 73, of Danville, Boone County, was dead on arrival Saturday at Boone Memorial Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Uneeda Church of Christ. Surviving: wife, Virginia Dolin Ferrell; sisters, Mrs. Pearl Cochra of Huntington and Mrs. Ada Hill of Russell, Ky. Service will be 2 p.m. Monr day in H a n d l e y Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Clell Woodrum officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, Madison. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Ft. Pierce, Fla.. a native of Charleston, West Virginia, died May 18 in Florida. Services and burial were Tuesday. Sherman iMcGrew Sherman R. McGrew, 68. of 3954 39th St., E., Nitro, died Friday at his home of an apparent heart attack. He was a retired caprenter for American Viscose, Nitro, a member of the W. Va. Home Mission Church. Nitro, and a native of Putnam County. Surviving: wife. Margaret Casto McGrew: sons, Don E. of Manassas. Va., and Sherman R. Jr. of Nitro; daughters. Mrs. Patrick Camp of Morgantown and Mrs. Robert Carr of Nitro; stepsons. Kenn e t h Casto of H u r r i c a n e , Wayne Casto of Euclid, Ohio, and" the Rev. Joe Casto of Dayton, Ohio; stepdaughter, Mrs. Denver Higginbotham of Nitro; brothers, Richard and Fred, both of Nitro, Earnest of Teays Valley and Austin of Tampa, Fla.; sister, Mrs. Joe Angel of Nitro; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 13 stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchilden. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in W. Va. Home Mission Church with the Rev. David Lett and the Rev. James Efaw officiating. Burial will be in Haven of Rest Cemetery, Hometown. The bodyfis at Cooke-Pauley Funeral Home, Nitro, where friends may call after 7 p. m. today. Steven Johnson FORT BRAGG. N.C. - Steven Carl Johnson, infant son of Gary and Barbara Mullins Johnson, of Fort Bragg, N.C., died Thursday. Additional survivors: paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellehue Johnson of West Hamilin; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Mullins of Palermo; paternal great- grandmother, Mrs. Cora Johnson of Milton; maternal great- grandmother, Mrs. Martha M u l l i n s of F e r r e l l s b u r g ; great-grandfather, Hassel May of West Hamlin. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Koontz Funeral Home, West Hamlin. Burial will be in Baylous Cemetery, Salt Rock. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Mrs. Norma Johnson BECKLEY - Mrs. Norma Mae Johnson, 84, of Beckley, Raleigh, formerly of Ravenswood and Robson, died Friday in Raleigh General Hospital after a short illness. She was a member of Holiness Church, Robson and a native of Paintsville, Ky. Surviving: sons, James G. · of Beckley and Granville of Detroit, Mich.; daughters, Mrs. Ailene Evans of Harvey, 111. and Mrs. Mary Blake of Ravenswood, sisters, Meva Price and Hulda Price both of Paintsville, Ky.; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday in Tyree Funeral Home, Oak HilL with the Rev. Earnest Barley officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today. William Lemon William E. Lemon, 80, of Flatwoods, Braxton County, died Friday in a Weston hospital after a long illness. He was a retired trackman for the B 0 Railroad and a Methodist. Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Marie Six of Sutton, Rt. 1, Mrs. Irene Heaters and Mrs. Edith Dobbins of Alliance, Ohio, Mrs. Jane Forquer of Willard, Ohio; sons, George W. of Alliance, Ohio, Ivan of Atwater, Ohio; sister, Mrs. Iva Heater of Weston. Service will be Monday 2 p.m. in the Stockert-Cutlip Funeral Home, Flatwoods, with Rev. Robert Robison officiating. Burial will be in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Friends may call today after 2 p.m. Mrs. Maude Martin FORT P I E R C E , Fla. Mrs. Maude H. Martin, 84, of James Nelson BRUNO - James Charles Nelson,'18. of Bruno, Logan County, died Friday of injuries received in an automobile accident in Petersburg, Va. Surviving: father, Woods Nelson; brothers, Russell and Carlos Edward, both of Bruno and Michael Lee, of Stowe; sisters, Mrs. Dora Jane Cantrell of Stowe, Mrs. Correna Ann Babcook of Proctorville, Ohio, Mrs. Maggie Jean Gibson of Bruno and Mrs. Anna Mae Dick of South Point, Ohio: maternal grandmother, Mrs. Virginia A. Roberts of Pulaski, Va. The body is being returned to McNeely Funeral Home, Man. Mss. Rachel Pauley FAYETTEVILLE - Mrs. Rachel Virginia Pauley, 59, of Rt. 1, Fayetteville, Fayette County, died Saturday in-General Division, Charleston Area Medical Center, after a short illness. She was a member of Rosedale bible Chapel, Oak Hill and a native of Fayetteville. Surviving: husband, Dayton; sons, Robert of Rt. 1, Fayetteville; daughters, Mrs. Carol Manning of Rt. 1, Fayetteville; five grandchildren. Service will be 3:30 p.m. Monday in Freewill Baptist Church, Rt. 1, Fayetteville with the Rev. Bill Menefee and the Rev. Joe Cuthbertson officiating. Burial will be in Bubb Tyree Cemetery, Rt. 1, Scarbro. The body is at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, where friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and will be taken to the church one hour befor the service. Arthur L. Pitlman Arthur L. Pittman, 76, a former resident of Charleston, died recently at his home in Naples, Fla., after an extended illness. He was a retired chemical engineer and was formerly employed by the Naval Re. search Laboratory, U.S. department of Agriculture, and a number of industrial firms in the field of electrochemistry. He was a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an elder in the Presbyterian Church, and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Lovell Eskew of Charleston; a brother, Earle of Camden, Me., and a son, James of Ambler, Pa., and four grandchildren. Memorial services were held in Naples. Tina Vance LUNDALE - Tina Rochele Vance, two-month-old daughter of Charles and Carolyn Vance of L u n d a l e , Logan County, died Friday in WVU Hospital. Additional survivors: brother, Greg, at home; sister, L i s a , at h o m e ; p a t e r n a l grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vance of Amherstdale; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Dickerson of Lundale; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Ivy Browning of Riley. Service will he 2 p.m. Monday in McNeely F u n e r a l Home, Man, with the Rev. Buford Blevins officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today. HARVEY, McKinley - Service and burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Sunset Lava Chapel of Chimes, 4701 Majrysvilie Blvd.. Sacramento, Calif. Mr. Harvey, 79, of North Highland, Calif., died Wednesday in a North Highland hospital. He was a former resident of Charleston, a retired miner and a member and deacon of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. REED, Ronald L. - Service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Ronald Meadows Funeral Home, Hinton, with the Rev. Dwight Harris officiating. Burial will be in Restwood Memorial Gardens. Mr. Reed, 58. of Hinton, Summers County, died Friday at home. Friends may call after 10 a.m. today. WATCHORN, Mrs. Elfie Moffatt--Service will be 1 p. · m. today in Cunningham Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Jackson Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Stodgen Cemetery. Mrs. Watchorn, 61, of South Charleston, died Thursday at home. WHITLOCK, Mrs. Julia D.--Service will be 2 p. m. Monday in Bancroft Church of God Mission with the Rev. Ralph Workman and the Rev. Aries Covert officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Memorial Park. Mrs. Whitlock, 76, of Bancroft, Putnam County, died Friday in General Division, Charleston Area Medical Center. The body is at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca. Louis Hall Louis Hall. 81, of 5809 Elaine Dr., Rand, was dead on arrival Saturday at Memorial Division, Charleston Area Medical Center. He was a 19-year resident of Rand, a retired coal miner, a member of Levi First Baptist Church. Surviving: wife, Lillie S.; son, S. Sgt. Louis Valentine of Sawyer AFB, Mich.; daughters, Miss Anna Mae Hall and Mrs. Lillie Johnston, both of Cleveland, Ohio; sister, Mrs. Martha Dowthard of Cleveland, Ohio. The body is at Harden-Harden Funeral Home. Mrs. Lexie Pauley Mrs. Lexie V. Pauley, 50, of Rt. 7, Box 150, South Charleston, died Saturday at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was a housewife and a lifelong resident of South Charleston. Surviving: husband, Chauncey; sons, James, Ben and Fred, all of South Charleston, Bill, George, Austin, all at home; daughter, Judy at home; brothers, Hubert Williams of South Charleston, Marion Williams, both of South Charleston. Visitors may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Snodgrass Funeral Home, where the f a m i l y will receive friends. Benjamin Harrison F E N W I C K - B e n j a m i n Harrison, 84, of Fenwick, Nicholas County, died Saturday at home after a short illness. He was a 60-year resident of Nicholas County, a former resident of Braxton County, charter member of Fenwick Baptist Church, a member of IOOF lodge, Craigsville, retired employe of Cherry River Boom and Lumber Co., Richwood. Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Ethel Jackson and Mrs. Verna Wilson, both of Fenwick, Mrs. Annabele Grose of Craigsville, Miss Maxine Harrison of Summersville; sons, Ralph and Clark, both of Summersville, Ray of Fenwick, Carl of Melbourne, Fla.; brother, Golf of Akron, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Fenwick Baptist Church with the Rev. L. B. James officiating. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery. The body is at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, where friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday. Mrs. Alma Harrison Mrs. Alma Florence Harrison, 48, of -2915 Pence St., South Charleston, died Saturday in General Division Charleston Area Medical Center after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County, a member of R u f f n e r Memorial Presbyterian Church. Surviving: husband, Montague "Monty"; sons, Dennis Frank of Charleston and Gregory L y n n , at h o m e ; mother, Mrs. Willie Crawford; sister, Mrs. Carrie Morgan of Wheaton, 111.; brother, Joe Hager of Charleston. The body is at Bartlett-Burdette Funeral Home, where friends may call Monday. Liberation Theme Aired ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Emperor Haile Selassie appealed to independent African countries Saturday for a "total commitment" to the complete liberation of Africa. "We should all reassure the heroic freedom fighters of Africa's total commitment in all their struggles," Selassie said in a message marking Africa Day. W. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. W. E. Kirk, SO, of St. Petersburg, Fla., a former city building inspector in Charleston, died today at the Bay Front Medical Center in St. Petersburg, after a long illness. He was a native of Waco. Tex., a veteran of World War I, and a member of the American Legion and Veteran of Foreign Wars. He was active in the Labor M o v e m e n t h a v i n g served as vice-president of the W F Kirt w. t. KIT* j a Federation of Labor. He was a member of the Sign Painters Union Local assistant building inspector for the city of Charleston for several years, and was Building Commissioner during the administration of the late Mayor John Copenhaver and Mayor Shanklin from 1951 through 1962. He was a charter member of the Charleston Housing Authority, and served with the Kanawha County Relief Admn. during the depression of the 1920s. Prior to his city jobs Kirk served with the old State Road Commission's design department. Surviving: wife, I Lucille Watts Kirk; sons, W. E. Kirk, Jr. of Wilmington, Delaware, Frank A. Kirk of Panama City, Fla., Robert L. Kirk of New Jersey, Thomas T. Kirk of Charleston; daughter, Mrs. W. J. (Helen Grace) Reagan of Ottawa, 111.; sister, Mrs. J. Ira Brown of East St. Louis, 111. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today. 7 Children Killed By Fires The Associated Press Seven children, all under 11, died Saturday in fires that swept through their homes, authorities reported. Four youngsters died in Billerica, Mass., in a fire tharbe- gan in an ecnclosed front porch on a residential duplex building. The father of three of the children, William Willis, 40, was in serious condition at University Hospital in Boston, suffering second-and third- degree burns. His wife, Ilene, 33, who suffered smoke inhalation, was in poor condition at St. Johns Hospital in Billerica. The dead younsters included three Willis children--William Jr., 3, Doreen, 2 and Shawn, 1--and a nephew, Allan Simmon, 3, who had been living with them. IN HOUSTON, TEX., three children died in a fire that authorities said was started by a lighted cigarette that fell from an ashtray. The victims were identified as Dierda D. Nelson, 10, her sister, Dariell E. Nelson, 9, and a brother, Brian C. Nelson, 4. Authorities said the youngster's father, Willie Lee Nelson, had gone out to buy cigarettes and their m o t h e r , Patricia, was at work at Texas Children's Hospital, when the blaze began. r r . Crash Kills Lx-Lounty rp · student, 19 1 eacher 9 Dies at 48 Ernest Bsharah, 48, of 1565 Lewis St., Charleston, died Saturday in his home after a short illness. He was a retired Kanawha County school teach! ·; er, h a v i n g \' taught at M c K i n l e y ; Junior High :School and Dunbar Junior High School, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, a member of St. George Orthodox Church and a lifelong resident of Charleston. Surviving: wife, Virginia Haddy Bsharah; daughters, Donna and Emily, both at home; son, Ernest Allen, at home; mother, Mrs. Mary Bsharah of Charleston; sisters, Miss Madelyn Bsharah of Charleston and Mrs. Georgia Lee Howard of Detroit, Mich.; brothers, Mike Jr. and Alfred Andrew, both of Detroit, Mich., Edward of Fredericksburg, Va., Theodore of Whitesville and Dr. Norman Bsharah of Charleston. The body is a^t Simpson Funeral Home, where friends may call. Trisagion service will be held 8:30 p.m. today at the guneral home. Free Flags Given Herbert Shearer, proprietor of Herbert's Drive In at Chesapeake, will be giving away free miniature American flags today to the immediate families of veterans who want to use the flags to decorate the veterans' graves. The giveaway will begin at 9 a.m. STEWARTSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- A University of Colorado student from Springfield, 111., was killed Saturday and an exchange student from Iran was seriously injured when their small van collided with a car at an intersection in northwest Missouri. The Missouri Highway Patrol said Adolf 0. Pflaum, 19, died at the Methodist Medical Center in nearby St. Joseph, Mo., shortly after'the accident. Reported in critical condition there was Soheil Gabbay, 19, the Iranian exchange student, who was driving the van. Mrs. Diana Lynn Calhour, 27, Stewartsville, and her 7-year-old son, Christopher, were injured in the crash. The son was admitted to the medical center for treatment of head injuries. Library Express To Stop The West Virginia Library Commission's Flying Book Express will make these stops this week: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, the Sunoco station in Barrett- Wharton. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, the Engineering building in Madison. . The Read-0-Rama Book Express will make these stops: noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, the First National Bank in Ron- .ceverte. Noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, the Comfort Grade School. 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, the Mason Shopping Center in Seth. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, the Frankford Post Office. Copette Cindy Petre is only 4-foot-ll and weighs 100 pounds, but that shouldn't give anyone the wrong idea. In addition to the big .45 pistol she carries, she is a student of karate. These assets help Cindy in her job as a security guard at the Louisiana Superdom under construction in New Orleans. (AP Wirephoto) Protesters Ask End to Colonies Workshops Slated LEWISBURG - A series of logging road and skid trail workshops is scheduled for three locations in West Virginia, it was announced by Don Fogus of West Virginia Forests Inc. Workshops are set for Camp Pocahontas near Thornwood May 31-June 1, for North Bend State Park June 7-8 and for the Beckley area Sept. 20-21. Purpose of the workshops, Fogus said, is to improve the skills of all persons involved with any aspect of log road and skid trail layout, so as to reduce stream sedimentation, reduce lost production time ana increase over-all efficiencies of wood operations. Fogus pointed out that re- search and experience have shown that erosion and sedimentation are directly attributed to the logging road construction and improper drainage, not the type of cutting system. Cosponsors of the workshops include the WVU Extension Service, U.S. Forest Service, Soil Conservation Service, Northeastern Forest Laboratory and the Department of Natural Resources. AP, The New York Timed LISBON - About 5,000 leftists, including Portuguese soldiers and black Africans, demonstrated here Saturday as talks aimed at reducing or ending Portugal's status as a colonial power in Africa started in London. "Never again a single soldier for the colonies," the crowd chanted rhythmically during an hour-long parade around Rossio Square, the heart of downtown Lisbon. The ultraleftists -- Trot- skyites, Maoists and self- styled Marxist-Leninists -accused the military-backed Portuguese government of delaying the end of the fighting in Africa. The protest was the first anti-government demonstration in Lisbon and all of Portugal since the military coup just a month ago overthrew the authoritarian right-wing. The armed forces had sent only two Jeeploads of white- helmeted military police to maintain order. The demonstration disrupted traffic but there were no incidents. The military policemen accepted red carnations -- the emblem of socialism -- from the demonstrators, read their leaflets and put them into their pockets. * * * PORTUGUESE FOREIGN Minister Mario Soares said in London his government was after an immediate cease-fire in the 13 years of guerrilla warfare in the western African territory of Portuguese Guinea. He said he hoped the meeting would "open the door" for negotiated settlements in the larger Portuguese African colonies of Mozambique and Angola. The rebel delegation was headed by Aristides Pereira, secretary-general of the African Party for the Independ 1 ence of Guinea-Bissau and the Cape Verde islands, known as PAIGO. The PAIGO controls a considerable part of Portuguese Guinea which it calls Guinea- Bissau. Guinea-Bissau is recognized by more than 80 countries as the authentic representative of Guinea's people. Its territory has traditionally included the Cape Verde Islands, 500 miles out in the Atlantic, where Portugal maintains a large naval and air base. The PAIGO is committed to taking over the islands as well as the mainland. The Soviet Union, which has given the PAIGO considerable aid in arms and funds, is known to be interested in acquiring facilities on the strategic islands. The British government, while not taking a formal part in the talks, has been active behind the scenes in trying to achieve a reconciliation between Portugal and its African territories. * * * EARLIER SATURDAY, the government announced a package cf measures to improve the living conditions of wage-earners and to fight inflation. The government set a minimum wage of $132 monthly for all workers except domestic personnel, farmhands and em- ployes of enterprises with a staff of fewer than five persons. The government also froze all salaries of more than $300 monthly. 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