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Post-Herald (Newspaper) - October 25, 1973, Beckley, West Virginia Former SI Succumbs At Co MULLENS (RNS) (RNS) Mary Meadows, 79, Peggy Jean Williams was Detroit, Mich., formerly at a household shower Mullens and Wyco, died in evening at the Kop- Detroit hospital Wedneday after a long Presbyterian Church. Hostesses were Mrs. Janice Mrs. Glenna Branham, Born Feb. 22, 1894, she was a daughter of the late Luther and Eliza Doyle Coleman. Her husband, Albert, died in Harry Cooke, Mrs. Reece Pennington, Mrs. Kathy Cooke, Mrs. Freda Nottingham, Mrs. Becky Cooke, Mrs. Betty Mrs. D o 1 1 i e She was a member of and Mrs. John Grove Baptist Church for pink and white color Survivors include five was used. The refresh- George and Walter Graspy table was covered with Otha and Joseph Meadows, overlaid with white lace. of Stanaford, Conn., arrangement of pink and Thomas Meadows of mums centered the table, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. by pink candles in mie Johnson of Detroit, two brothers, Harold of Detroit, Mich., and Curtis of Beckley; four sisters, Mrs. Cassie Dew of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Odessa Snyder and Mrs. Mabel Lewis, both of Harper, and Mrs. Cordie Frances of Beckley; Drive Planned OCEANA (RNS) The youths of the Toneda Baptist Church will meet at the church at p.m. Oct. 30 to receive instructions and supplies to use in their collection for UNICEF grandchildren; 24 the Toneda and Kopperston grandchildren and 2 young people participat- Services will be at 2 in the collection program Saturday at Mount Grove be identified by the iden- tist Church at Wyco with stickers they will be N. C. Lewis in charge. and the orange Trick will be in Greenwood Treat cartons. Besides giving Park at to the UNICEF drive Friends may call from may also save labels from p.m. Friday at Sam products and give them Nease and Neely Funeral the young people when they in BECKLEY POST-HERALD, BECKLEY, W. VA., At Church Today WEIRTON The West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists will meet in their third annual session today and Fri- day at the Evangel Baptist Church in Weirton. President Herbert Slaughter, pastor of Highland Avenue Baptist Church in South Charleston, will call the con- vention to order Thursday evening. He will give the presi- dent's address on Friday morning. Earlier meetings on Thursday will be the executive board, The State Woman's Missionary Union Convention and the State Pastor's Conference. Messengers to the convention will be elected from some 75 churches and chapels. PEGGY WILLIAMS crystal holders. Other tables were decorated in matching Games were played and were won by Lois Singleton, Patty Meredith, Lor- raine Whittington and Sue Terry. Thirty-nine persons were present. Residents In Wyoming Fight For New Bridge Attend Workshop PEMEVILLE (RNS) At- tending Home the Mercer Demonstration County Club's Christmas workshops held at the United Methodist Church in Princeton members Tuesday of the were five Pineville Homemakers club. FIFTEEN Bride-Elect Is Honored At Household Shower CORINNE The home McCormick, Mrs. Ray Ed- of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Mckinney of Corinne was the setting Saturday eve- ning for a household shower honoring Miss Brenda Ratliff, bride-elect of Delmar Shrews- bury of Stephenson. The bride-elect is the daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Ratliff of Corinne and the wards, Mrs. Bob Humphrey, land Mrs. Fred Goodwin. Games were .played prizes were awarded to John Snow, Cynthia Ratliff, Goldie Shrewsbury, Anitia Ed- wards, Nancy McCormick and Mrs. Tessie Lambert. Lesson Given On Members of the Woodland Garden Club met Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Buren H. Toler (second from left) of Mullens.-Mrs. George Biggs (from left) was guest speaker and Mrs. Boyd B. Brown was accepted as a new member. Mrs. Biggs presented a program of slides on "Plant It was agreed that the club will make a donation to "Operation a CARE project. Potted plants, 'Plant Therapy' which are to be presented to local shut-ins, were brought to the meeting by members and judged. First award for her coleus went to Mrs. R. D. Price. Mrs. Carl Moran brought a miniature cactus and was awarded second place. A philodendron dis- played by Mrs. Glen McKinney received the third place award. A donation will be made to the City Youth Council to help with the reopening of the Rebel Rec. bridegroom of Mr. and is the SOP Mrs. Oscar Shrewsbury of Stephenson. An open church double-ring ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. at the Amigo Baptist Church Nov. 3 with Rev. Gilbert Dodson officiating. A reception will follow at the home of the bride's parents. A color scheme of fall colors was used to decorate for the Saturday evening courtesy and flowers were presented to the honoree by the hostesses, Mrs. Oscar Shrewsbury, Mrs. Wilbur McKinney, Mrs. Bill Brooks, Mrs. James Lusk, Mrs. Lewis The three plant nutrients usu- ally needed by lawn grasses are nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. and Mrs. HOUR SERVICE VEHICLES OR OFFICE DISPLAY COLOR ON WHITE PHONE 877-3011 or 465-5613 301 MAIN ST. OAK Hill, W. VA. ALPOCA The con- troversy between the citizens of Alpoca and the West .Virginia Department of Highways, with two bridges spanning the waters of Barkers Creek, the bones of contention, continues. The latest development was the appearance Mon- day of workers from the department to upgrade the shorter of the two bridges. On hand to greet them, were women of the Alpoca com- munity, who promptly inform- ed the foreman of the workforce that they opposed the upgrad- ing. that the longer bridge is the one that can best serve the needs of the communities. With no more than an hour and one-half at the site and a telephone call to a represen- tative of the department, the crew left for a second work assignment to another location. The women understood that the bridge was to have been dismantled by the Monday workers prior to the upgrading. William E. Forrest, the engineer in charge of bridges for District 10 of the Depart- ment of Highways, said Tuesday that the shorter bridge was to have been torn down in readiness for the upgrading." The plans, he said included heavier steel to span the creek and among other improve- ments, the widening of the structure from 10 feet to a wider 14. Forrest added that the replacement would have been a better bridge. Forrest said the official clos- ing of a second bridge, the longer of the two and the structure that citizens of the community want replaced with a new bridge, only awaits the signature of William Ritchie, commissioner of the Department of Highways. Forrest said necessary papers for the closing have already been prepared. As of Tuesday, official notice of the action, has not been receiv- ed at district headquarters in Princeton. With M o n d a y's protests there will be "no further action until instructions are received" as far as upgrading the shorter of the two bridges is concerned, it was learned. Forrest said he had no ideas as to the time or how long it would be before instructions can be expected. Ray Lucento and Charles Ross are co-owners of the land over which trailers must pass for their owners to locate them on sites of Alpoca. According to Lucento he, too, was inform- ed that presently no repairs are planned on the lower bridge. Lucento said a report cir- culates in the community that a "man from Charleston will visit, the area and make a sur- vey of the situation. Forrest told both Lucento and the paper that he had no knowledge of this. Earlier the residents had sought the interest and help of Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr., directing to him a petition and letter, asking that the lower bridge, the longer structure, be wholly repaired or replaced. The governor replied in part, "I have requested the Depart- ment of Highways to make complete information available to .ne regarding the steel bridge en W.Va. 53 across Barkers Creek, Wyoming County." He is presently in Japan. The Alpoca residents contend that the steel bridge is located to best serve its needs, that its abutments are far stronger and jmore secure than the shor- ter bridge (rock as compared to wooden ties at the shorter that there is far more area for two-way traveling than at the shorter bridge and the danger from flooding is much less. Said Lucento, "We do not intend to give up, we will keep on until something is done." The road has been a part of the Delta System since 1966 when Lucento, his wife, the late Mrs. Jane Lucento, and other residents worked toward improvements for the road. By making the once coal company road a part of the Delta System, the road was surfaced. Lona Thompson s Rites Scheduled COLCORD (RNS) Mrs. Lona Marie Thompson, 64, of Colcord died Tuesday in a Beckley hospital after a long illness. Born April 10, 1909, in Gear CreeR, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Merica To- ney Helms. She was a member of the Dorothy Church of God. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Pugh and Miss Jean Thompson, and two sons, Ray- mond Edward and Frankie, all of Colcord; one sister, Mrs. Clara Taylor of Charleston, and 13 grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Home School Pres- byterian Church at Colcord with Rev. Carl Wingo in charge. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The body will be taken to the home at 1 p.m. today from Armstrong Funeral Home in Whitesville. Kopperston Items KOPPERSTON (RNS) Mr. and Mrsv Paul Hrapchek and daughters of Rockville, Md., were weekend guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufford Blankenship of Kopperston. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Baldwin Jr. of Richmond, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Michael Colley and sons, Miss Pamela Baldwin of Charlottesville, Va., and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Baldwin of Huntington were weekend guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Baldwin. They at- tended the christening of Larry Gayle Baldwin II, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Baldwin of Oceana Sunday. Marriage Is Told CYCLONE Miss Marsha Kay Chambers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Chambers of Cyclone, and Teddy Vanover, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Vanover of Davin, were mar- ried at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the home of the bride's parents. Rev. Ernest Vanover, uncle of the bridegroom, performed the ceremony. 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